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Thanksgiving cheer for Palo Verde residents
PALO VERDE, Calif. - As residents are getting ready for the holidays, many visitors are traveling through town bound for the sand dunes. Each year hundreds of people spend a great deal of time during November at the dunes, where they set-up trailers, fifth wheelers, or just camp out.
Thursday, November 20, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: Learn who's the real 'Top Dog'
The U.S Military Working Dog Program trains dogs to become sniffers; to sniff out ICDs, IEDs, bombs, and the like. They are known as Specialized Search dogs and are trained to work off the leash.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Many changes taking place in Palo Verde
PALO VERDE, Calif. - Palo Verde Improvement Association's (PVIA) annual rummage sale Saturday, by all accounts, was one of the best held yet. Hundreds of people came and went, all leaving with sale items that pleased them, and the prices were low enough for customers to pick out many things.
Friday, November 14, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: The Ebola story straight from the African forest
The spillover at Mayibot was no isolated event. It was part of the Ebola virus outbreaks spreading across central Africa. The pattern announced itself in 1976, the first recorded emergence of Ebola.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Town residents work hard at cancer walk
PALO VERDE, Calif. - Many Palo Verde residents participating in the Blythe Cancer Resource Center's annual "Steps for the Cure" worked most of the day and night Oct. 24 at Palo Verde High School's Scott Stadium.
Friday, November 7, 2014

Spooks, ghosts invade Palo Verde for Halloween Party
PALO VERDE, Calif. - Palo Verde youth will celebrate Halloween this year on Nov. 1 beginning at 1 p.m. Despite the unusual date, Winnie Barrett who is the Halloween Party event coordinator, says there will be plenty of games, contests, food, and fun.
Friday, October 31, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: Annual children's book sale
BLYTHE, Calif. - Saturday, October 18 was a gorgeous day for the Palo Verde Valley Library's annual children's book sale. We set up under the tall trees at the corner of Broadway and Chanslorway with a new set of tables to hold the books that were for sale. By 9 a.m. the tables were loaded and we were in business.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fort Gaston Historical Museum gets its plaque
PALO VERDE, Calif. - E. Clampus Vitus erected the plaque at Fort Gaston Historical Museum honoring the museum's contributions to the community.

The group responsible for the plaque has placed many plaques across the nation as a tribute to these sites.

Friday, October 24, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: Recognize and live during Encore Readiness stage
One hundred years ago, adolescence didn't exist until it was invented by a 60-year-old psychologist, Stanley Hall, in 1940. Look further back and childhood barely existed as a title for the youngest members of society.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: Giffords take on gun violence in book
On Jan. 8, 2011 Gabrielle Giffords set out to hold one of her outdoor Congress-On-Your-Corner gatherings where she would mingle with her constituents and help them out when they had problems with Social Security or other federal agencies and other questions that she could answer.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: Read and reclaim what is virtually lost
End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection is a thoughtful tome on how our lives have been changed with the coming of the Internet. And author Michael Harris gives the reader a lot to mull over.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fort Gaston honored by E. Clampus Vitus
PALO VERDE, Calif. - E. Clampus Vitus came to town earlier this week to prepare the spot for the plaque the group plans to erect Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. in front of the Fort Gaston Historical Society Museum.
Thursday, October 2, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: An incredible tale of brotherhood and heroism after Sept. 11
Brendan Looney and Travis Manion were roommates at the United States Naval Academy, growing up together at this most hallowed institution of navy service. The two young men emerged committed in ways few people can understand without experiencing the formative forces of Annapolis. Travis chose to become a Marine; Brendan had his sights on the SEALs.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Dove season over; town looks to October events
Dove season finished on Sept. 15 and according to those who went on the hunt, the dove were plentiful. However, those that enjoy hunting can still hunt for the Eurasian dove.
Friday, September 26, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: Find out what's fulfilling at the library
It seems that everyone in America wants to be slim and beautiful. We obsess on our silhouette, our muscle, our newest diet. If we cannot slither into that tight gown we feel we are too fat. If the lady on your arm is not turning heads you feel you have failed, your profile was not muscular enough to compete. You are not happy.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Plaque honoring Fort Gaston installed soon
E. Clampus Vitus plans to erect a plaque at Fort Gaston Historical Society Museum in Palo Verde Oct. 18 to honor the museum's accomplishments. This group, E. Clampus Vitus, is known for erecting plaques at important sites across the nation.
Friday, September 19, 2014

ADOPT A PET: Find puppy love at local animal shelter
BLYTHE, Calif. - Riverside County Department of Animal Services features plenty of choices of dogs available for adoption. Stop in and visit the Blythe Animal Shelter located at 245 S. Carlton (behind ACE Hardware) from Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday, September 18, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: La La talks woman-to-woman in book
La La Anthony, wife of New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, has penned The Love Playbook: Rules for Love, Sex and Happiness. An entrepreneur in her own right. La La shares with the reader her hard won lessons learned from dealing with the male species.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: Beyond Texting for teenagers
Debra Fine, author of the bestselling book, The Fine Art of Small Talk, has come forth with a new book targeting teenagers: Beyond Texting the Fine Art of Face-to-Face Communication for Teenagers.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Three-day holiday and dove season keeps town busy
The three-day Labor Day holiday and the opening of dove season crowded the town with visitors and dove hunters. The Rod and Gun club welcomed the hunters with a dinner Saturday night and the Palo Verde Improvement Association hosted a breakfast and dinner for the dove hunters Sunday. By all accounts, the food at both places was "terrific."
Friday, September 5, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: Read The Bone Garden, available at library
The house at 1426 F Street in Sacramento, California, stood out amongst its neighbors with its profuse array of flowers, trees and shrubs that nestled together in artful arrangements. The house, itself, was situated on an L-shaped yard that ran from the driveway of 1426 F around the house to the next door house's wooden gate. A wrought- iron gate guarded the two story house behind the fence.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tamarisk Mini Mart opens in Palo Verde this week
Residents were excited as the Tamarisk Mini Mart opened in town on Aug. 23.

Many of the people who attended were delighted to see that many items residents needed would now be available in town.

Friday, August 29, 2014

ADOPT A PET: Summer rates still available for a new pet
BLYTHE, Calif. - Riverside County Department of Animal Services features plenty of choices of dogs available for adoption. Stop in and visit the Blythe Animal Shelter located at 245 S. Carlton (behind ACE Hardware) from Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday, August 28, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: Joe and Marilyn available at library
Joe and Marilyn. What a couple. The Joe DiMaggio of baseball fame, shared limelight with his brothers, Vincent and Dominic. In 1930, Joe signed on to play in the minor league.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014


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