Bandanna Books location being cleared out
Bandanna Books, which has been closed for more than a year, has been a beehive of activity recently as the many volumes of books stocked at the longtime downtown store are being boxed up.
The store at 395 S. Main St. had been owned and operated for a number of years by Everett and Maggie Elmer. Comings and Goings has learned that Everett died several months ago and Maggie is now living with her daughter in Utah. Her family has been in Yuma to get the Elmers' home ready to sell and to clear out the store.
That must be a daunting task as the Elmers had tens of thousands of books in the store and in storage, a family friend said. As for disposal of those books, the friend said he thought the family was planning to have a book sale but he didn't know the details.
The family couldn't be reached for comment.
Bids are being sought by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the construction of a free fall training simulator project at Yuma Proving Ground, according to the Yuma Southwest Contractors Association Plan Room.
The project, to be located on Castle Dome Mine Road and East Imperial Dam Road, has an estimated development cost of between $5 million and $10 million.
The June issue of Business in Yuma is now available online at businessinyuma.com. The cover story features the symbiotic relationship between Marine Corps Air Station Yuma and Yuma International Airport. The working relationship allows them both to more efficiently succeed in their missions, Marine and airport officials agree.
The issue also spotlights plans by the Caballeros de Yuma to relaunch the once popular Fourth of July Colorado River floatdown. The regatta joins the lineup of events organized by the Cabelleros to provide a family-oriented community activity. The floatdown will be held July 2. For more information, call 343-1715 or for an entry form, visit www.caballeros.org.
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Allied Waste Services has been honored by the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce with its Member of the Month Award for June.
Allied Waste is Yuma's local division of Republic Services, a leading provider of solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services.
Dr. Jason Lemmon has opened his dental practice, Picacho Family Dental, at 3325 S. Avenue 8E, Suite 4, and is accepting new patients. The office currently is open Tuesdays through Saturdays and can be reached at 344-3177. For more information, visit www.picachodental.com.
In addition to offering general family dentistry services, Lemmon provides the latest technologies in preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
Sombrero Mexican Food, 2401 S. 4th Ave., is celebrating its first anniversary in Yuma on Saturday with more than a party. The restaurant also will give back to the community, raising money for the Boys and Girls Club of Yuma by donating a percentage of the day's proceeds to the organization.
Seen around Yuma:
• A big sign on the vacant lot at the corner of Arizona Avenue and 32nd Street - where Dakota's stood before being destroyed by a fire, for those with long memories, or more recently Galaxy Auto Sales - announces that the site will become the new home for Armijo State Farm Insurance Agency.
• Next door, a sign on Grand China Chinese Buffet (the former Mandarin Palace) announces that the restaurant has closed for the summer and will reopen on Sept. 1.
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