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              Vol. 8. AUGUST 15, 2012
                     Issue #156                                  “Quartzsite’s FREE Community Paper”                                     541-218-2560

                                                                                             Huge turnout for Quartzsite
                                                                                                Community Center
                                                                                             Groundbreaking Ceremony
                                                                                             Photo:
                                                                                            Participating in the Ground      Quartzsite Elementary
                                                                                            Breaking Ceremony July 26th
                                                                                            were (left to right) Council
                                                                                                                            School Opens Aug. 16th
                                                                                            Member Patricia Anderson,
                                                                                            Parks Board Member Shirley        Drive Carefully!
                                                                                            Phillips, Town Manager Alex
                                                                                            Taft, Pastor Mike Hobby of
                                                                                                   58 Project, Angie
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                                                                                            Howell in honor of her father
                                                                                            Gary Howell, and Recreation
                                                                                            Supervisor Tracey Hess.
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                                                                                                 SEE CENTER PAGE 5

              EdOptions opens high school in Quartzsite                                                                          WHAT’S INSIDE
by Shanana Rain Golden-Bear             School Quartzsite Learning Center’s       High School Online or a blend of hy-
                                                                                                                             2    Editorial
Quartzsite, Arizona- Wednesday, Au-     new Head of School Administrator.         brid classroom and online learning         4    Letters to Editor
gust 1, 2012, EdOptions Online High     Orgeron was Head Teacher at Quartz-       featuring the best of both worlds.         8    Around Town
School held an Open House for stu-      site Elementary School for the past         EdOptions High School is dedicated
dents, parents and the community.       three years.                              to providing students with an award-
                                                                                                                             9    Voices from the Past
An estimated 60 people attended the         EdOptions Director Jeff Sawner        winning curriculum that aligns to         16    Church Directory
open house, much to the surprise of     explained EdOptions Online High           state standards, scheduling flexibil-      17    Perspectives
administrators. EdOptions recently      School is one of a few morter and brick   ity, and an environment that sets the
acquired the former Scholars’ Acad-     schools in the nation providing online    stage for individual success. EdOp-
                                                                                                                            20    Puzzle Page
emy campus in Quartzsite. The official   learning, top education and a flexible     tions High School merges technology       21    Astrology
first day of school was Wednesday,       schedule. Students have three ways        and content delivery with certified        22    Paul Winer’s Comic
August 8th with almost 25 students.     to earn their high school degree: In a    teachers online and in the classroom.
  Mark Orgeron, Quartzsite’s newest     hybrid classroom setting on campus;
                                                                                                                            23    Classifieds
council member, is EdOptions High       Web-based learning with EdOptions                   SEE EDOPTIONS PAGE 5

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                              Editorial                                            McFate to check in on shut-ins, but
                                                                                   Marilyn volunteers much of her time,
                                                                                                                                     This issue is the last of my four-year
                                                                                                                                   commitment. Don’t panic, the paper
                              by Shanana “Rain” Golden-Bear                        as do many unsung heroes. Marilyn               will continue forward. Many don’t
                                                                                   Rocks! You make a difference!                   realize that I made a four-year com-
                                                                                     It’s time for the people of Quartzsite        mitment to Walt Akin, the founder of
                             “A #2 pencil and a dream                              to get over the wounds of the past              Desert Messenger. I told him I would
                                                                                   and move forward in a community                 keep this paper alive. As one four-
                              can take you anywhere.”                              minded way. It’s so easy to sit back            year commitment comes to an end,
                                  ~ Joyce A. Myers                                 and complain, but much harder to
                                                                                   actually do something about it.
                                                                                                                                   another begins.
                                                                                                                                     Just as the Olympic athletes are
                                                                                     This week, the Quartzsite Town                leaving London, and setting their
     Seven Sacred Values of              tors to get cured, but she stayed ill.    Council addressed the sensitive issue           sights and dreams on Rio de Janeiro
       Martin High Bear,                 Martin performed a healing ceremo-        of prayer during public meetings.               in four years, I guess you can count on
      Lakota Medicine Man                ny for her also and she still looked      Council Member Mike Jewitt opened               Desert Messenger being around for
                                         sick. When he asked his spiritual         up the topic to the public and the pub-         another four years.
        1) To Live Your Life with        guides, they said she had nothing         lic spoke, and spoke, and spoke.                  As I pondered whether or not to
                 Good Health             wrong with her. Her only problem            This item before council Tuesday              continue publishing this paper, I
        2) To Live from Generation to    was that in the past she hated some       was to discuss changing the invoca-             remembered all the hours of hard
                 Generation              people for some reason and could not      tion prayer to a moment of silence, in          work, not leaving my desk for days
        3) You shall Live your Lives     forgive them.                             response from a letter received from            at a time, just to put out this free
                 with Quietness            So she held onto those bad feel-        Freedom of Religion Foundation. The             community paper. Then there’s the
        4) The People shall live with    ings which were making her feel sick.     purposes of the Freedom From Reli-              wonderful memories of strangers sur-
                 Happiness               Martin then told her she had to go        gion Foundation, Inc., as stated in its         rounding me in a parking lot, wanting
        5) The People Shall Help         back to all those people, shake their     bylaws, are to promote the constitu-            the papers “hot off the press”; all the
                 One Another             hands and make amends. Then and           tional principle of separation of state         comments from readers thanking me
        6) The People Shall Live         only then she would overcome her          and church, and to educate the public           for my work; and random phone calls
                 With Power              “illness.” She followed the instruc-      on matters relating to nontheism.               of readers expressing their gratitude,
        7) To Live With Respect          tions came back in two weeks and            One of the challenges with the                then asking me for directions to a lo-
                 and Honor               was really happy and well, then gave      town’s code is it allows only a rec-            cal business.
                                         Martin a big thank you.                   ognized pastor/minister of a local                Then came the memories of being
 At Martin High Bear’s funeral, a          When a local resident called me to      church, mainly Christian, to partici-           a constant target of personal attacks,
Cheyenne grandmother said, “Here         apologize, my first instinct was to say,   pate in the prayer for the people.              multiple death threats, random expres-
lays a man who most people did not       “it’s alright,” but knowing her act of      The Seven Sacred Values of Martin             sions of a middle finger, and I wondered
know he was color blind.” (A gasp        asking forgiveness was her way of         is founded upon a vision from Creator.          why anyone would want this type of
went up from the crowd!) Then she        healing, I listened. I also printed her   Who is to say one person’s connection           behavior in their lives. Of course, that’s
said, “not physically color blind, but   letter to the community on Page 4.        to that Spirit is better than another?          not what I signed up for, but with suc-
that he held no prejudice towards any      You might have heard me say many           Our dreams (or visions) are impor-           cess, comes challenges.
race. He turned no one away: red,        times, “There’s more to this town         tant to us, but may not be to anyone              The River of Life obviously has boul-
yellow, black or white. We are all the   than what happens at Town Hall.”          else. And that is just fine. To demean           ders and obstacles; but what matters is
Creator’s children.”                     Town Hall does not show up at your        another human being is not what will            how well we maneuver our canoe around
  One of Martin’s stories was of a       doorstep to see if you’re alright when    heal our people. I see “our people” as          them; not the fact there are boulders.
woman who kept going to many doc-        the power goes out. It’s a real person    Quartzsite residents and visitors.                 Just as Martin was “color blind” to
                                         who cares about her neighbors and           Most religions teach the importance           other races, maybe we can open our
                                         friends, and we have lots of those        of living a good life, respecting one           minds and hearts to be color blind to
   Like us on Facebook at                real, caring people in Quartzsite.        another, serving others through giving          other spiritual/religious practices (or
                                           Town Hall may provide the trans-        freely, and professing peace for our            no practices at all). Maybe we can                    portation and support for Marilyn         world. All good qualities of life.              love the boulders for what they are.

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August 15, 2012                                                                                                                      Page 3

                                                                                                  Quartzsite Arts & Crafts Festival
                                                                                                    applications now available
                                                                                       Get Your Applications now                        Please come in to the Business
                                                                                     for Quartzsite Arts and Crafts                   Chamber office and pick up your
                                                                                                   Festival!!                         application or call 928-927-9321
                                                                                      By Joanne Winer                                 for more information or to have an
                                                                                        The first annual Quartzsite                    application mailed to you.
                                                                                     Santa’s Village Arts and Crafts                   You can also go online at
                                                                                     Festival has been getting a lot of     
                                                                                     response from crafters from all                  and they can email one to you.
                                                                                     over. This festival promises to be               Come on and get your crafting
                                                                                     a huge event if it keeps getting                 ideas going--items do not have
                                                                                     such great response. Now is the                  to be Christmas related, but you
                                                                                     time for all crafters to get their ap-           must have a Christmas attitude of
                                                                                     plications picked up, filled out and              HOHOHOs!!!
         Quartzsite solar tower project                                              returned to reserve your space.
                                                                                     Indoor spaces are getting filled
                                                                                                                                           Watch Quartzsite Videos @

     fast tracked by Obama administration                                            fast, so if you have to be inside,
                                                                                     you need to get your reservations           
WASHINGTON — Tuesday, August              Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.     made as soon as possible or you
6th, President Obama announced that       “These seven proposed solar and wind
                                                                                     may end up outside.
Quartzsite Solar Energy (Solar Re-        projects have great potential to grow
serve) is among seven nationally and      our nation’s energy independence,             Cost of a space is $25.00 for
regionally significant solar and wind      drive job creation, and power econo-       the two-day show, November 24th
energy projects will be expedited, in-    mies across the west.”                     and 25th, whether you are out-
cluding projects in Arizona, Califor-      BLM, the lead agency in charge of         doors or indoors. Outdoor spaces
nia, Nevada, and Wyoming. Togeth-         determining whether the projects can
                                                                                     are larger and you can put up a
er, these job-creating infrastructure     move forward, is currently working on
projects would produce nearly 5,000       final environmental impact statements       canopy or just tables; camping at                 RV * Boat * Truck
megawatts (MW) of clean energy            on the proposals, which must come be-      the space is extra. There will be a                $25 a month - Yearly Discounts
– enough to power approximately 1.5       fore a decision can be announced.          Christmas theme with Santa and                    543 W. Main, Quartzsite
million homes, and support the Presi-        “From our standpoint, it means that     Mrs. Clause at scheduled times,                       RV Spaces Available
dent’s all-of-the-above strategy to ex-   these projects are moving along and
                                                                                     elves, lots of Christmas cheer,                      Call 360-961-3866
pand American made energy.                are scheduled for decisions either late                                                          Vendor Spaces Oct. 1st
  Quartzsite Solar Energy proposes to     this year or early next year,” said Den-   raffles and much more.
construct a 100-megawatt solar-pow-       nis Godfrey, spokesman for the Bureau
ered electrical generation facility in    of Land Management’s Arizona office.
La Paz County, Arizona. The project         The Interior Department said it ex-
is proposed for an area about 10 miles
north of Quartzsite and adjacent to
                                          pects to have a decision on the 100-
                                          megawatt Quartzsite project by De-               Let’s Get Back to
Arizona State Route 95. The genera-       cember. After the decision is made on
tion plant, power line and ancillary      whether or not the plants can proceed,
facilities would be on BLM-adminis-       there are two more steps before con-

tered land.                               struction can begin: the right-of-way
  The proposed project would use con-     grant and the notice to proceed.
centrating solar “power tower” tech-        Tom Georgis, senior vice president of

                                                                                       Candy Escorza
nology to capture the sun’s heat to       development at SolarReserve, which
make steam, which would power tra-        is developing the Quartzsite project
ditional steam turbine generators.        said, “We’re very confident we’ll break
 The solar power facility would include   ground in 2013.”
a 653-foot tower, which would be the
receiver of energy reflected from solar
                                          As a part of a Presidential Executive
                                          Order issued in March of this year, the                      Sheriff
fields. The solar fields are made up of     Office of Management and Budget is
heliostats, which are a collection of     charged with overseeing a government-
mirrors. The project would also include   wide effort to make the permitting and         HONESTY-INTEGRITY-LEADERSHIP
a thermal energy storage system.          review process for infrastructure proj-
  “As part of President Obama’s all-of-   ects more efficient and effective, saving           COMMUNITY ORIENTED
the-above strategy to expand domes-       time while driving better outcomes for
tic energy production and strengthen      the environment and local communi-                                 I am here for YOU...
the economy, we are working to ad-
vance smart development of renew-
                                          ties. Additional expedited infrastruc-
                                          ture projects will be announced in the
                                                                                                        The Citizens of La Paz County....
able energy on our public lands,” said    coming weeks.                              Paid for by Committee to Elect Candy Escorza for Sheriff ~ Email:
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                                                                                                                                   Monoxide fume, if you wanted to stay
Hello Neighbors,
  The morning of July 26, 2012 was
an emotional time in Quartzsite, the
                                                               THE PEOPLE’S                                                        warm. One could hardly read his
                                                                                                                                   notes, written with shivering fingers.
                                                                                                                                   Those were still satisfying nights as
ground breaking for the Quartzsite
Community Center took place, Boy
                                                                  VOICE                                                            you knew, somewhere out there in
                                                                                                                                   the dark a person lost or injured was
Scout troop 116 was on hand to hand                                                                                                being helped.
out programs, it is so heartwarming to          It seems this philosophy is working     for keeping us all informed during the        I see vehicles around Quartzsite with
see the young people be involved with         well for one of the District Three Can-   most recent power outages and storms.      Search and Rescue markings. My hat
the community (they are the future).          didates, Jennifer Jade Harris Jones.      Her Facebook page is the first place I      is off to them in salute to their dedica-
The troop is planning to hold a car           This works well for her as she has her    look to stay in touch. Her warnings en-    tion for a service given so unselfishly
wash in the future, let’s all make sure       own newspaper and all that the In-        abled us to help out our shut-ins and      and timely, as needed. I know the cost
we support them.                              ternet has to offer, which is where I     help make sure they’re alright. Thank      and time expended to equip those ve-
  Remember, if you need transport to          watched her speech at Meet the Can-       you for helping make Quartzsite better     hicles, provide the proper shoes,other
the Dr. or shopping call Town Hall at         didates. I could go on and on why I       place and safer community to live in.      clothing and survival gear.
928-927-4333.                                 would change my vote however she is                                  Carol Kelley        When search dogs are used the ani-
  Drink plenty of water; look out for         not in my district.                                     Quartzsite Food Bank and     mals are mostly privately owned and
your neighbors, yourself and your               I do have one question for her: “Can                            Salvation Army     with their owners called out night or
furry friends.                                she produce valid receipts from BLM                                                  day as needed. If you see one of those
                           Bye for now,       showing her residency for the last year   Search and Rescue praise                   vehicles on the road, give the driver a
                     Patricia Anderson        or whatever the county requires to run       I have a great deal of admiration for   thumbs up.
             Quartzsite Town Council          for public office. This will put to rest   anyone who serves on a search and res-                               Elmer London         any question of qualifications for her     cue mission. There are some number                                       Quartzsite
                                              candidacy and the voting community        of personal costs involved not funded
People will believe any lie...                can make their informed decisions         by the County, The cost of clothing,
To quote Thomas Sowell, editorial July
31, 2012, “It was either Adolf Hitler or
                                              based on fact. If I could I would not
                                              vote for this candidate.
                                                                                        proper foot wear special equipment
                                                                                        and the operation of your vehicle.
                                                                                                                                   To my dear Quartzsite citizens
                                                                                                                                     It is very difficult for anyone to make
his propaganda minister, Joseph Goe-                                        Sincerely                                              an apology, but I feel I must at this
bbels, who said that the people will be-                            Carolyn Guthrie          The first search and rescue group      time; because one has to admit their
lieve any lie, if it is big enough and told                                             here, that I’m aware of,was started by     faults in making an apology.
often enough, loud enough. Although           Thank you from Food Bank                  Chuck Busby and Jack Burris. Marga-           I’ve made serious criticisms of cer-
the Nazi were defeated in World War           I wish to thank First Assembly of God     ret and I were charter members and         tain people of our town. This was high-
II this part of their philosophy sur-         and their Vacation Bible School young-    were involved in one search and sev-       ly uncalled for as I don’t even know
vives triumphantly to this day among          sters. They made the cutest bags of       eral training sessions.                    these folks personally. This is truly
politicians and nowhere more so than          soup mix with ingredients and recip-          I was a member of a group in Kit-      ridiculous criticizing anyone, let alone

during elections years.”                      ies and donated them to the Quartzsite    titas County Washington, as a ham          someone you don’t know. Of course,
                                              Food Bank. What a wonderful idea!         radio operator. Clothing and equip-        criticism should never take place. I am
                                              They even come with a love message.       ment needs are commensurate with           embarrassed of my bad conduct.
                                              The bags will all find good homes.         the terrain and climate. Many nights          I pray in the future I will be more
 Desert Messenger encourages letters
                                                  I would also like to thank Rain       I spent in a Com Van where you either

 from its readers. Letters should be no
                                                                                                                                   uplifting instead of tearing down. It
                                              Golden-Bear and Desert Messenger          suffered from extreme cold or carbon

 longer than 300 words, and may be ed-
                                                                                                                                   seems to me we’re all reacting to truly

 ited for grammar, content and length.
                                                                                                                                   insidious gossip flying around town.

                                                                                        WE’RE BACK @ Main St. Laundromat           Let’s all get to know each other and

                                                    Just Rambling...                                                               be more open and respectful to each

                                                                                        Wash the dog, & the clothes!

  We invite you to not only see a prob-
                                                                                                                                   other with good communication and

 lem, but search for the solution to
 share with the community, keeping
                                                   Have you ever had a
                                                                                        HOLLYWOOD                                  understanding.
                                                                                                                                     Quartzsite is really a wonderful place!

 the bene�it of all in mind.
                                                   zero brain power day?                                                           Join me in uplifting each other.

   Letters considered libelous, in poor
 taste, on a personal issue, mean spir-
 ited or dominated by Scripture quotes
                                                   Where your cell phone
                                                                                           PETS                                                              Love to you all,
                                                                                                                                                               Jann Fischer

 will not be published. Third party
                                                   switches to vibrate, your                    Mobile Grooming
 letters will not be accepted.
                                                                                                                                   P.S. I did apologize to City Hall and

   To avoid confusion over people with
                                                   GPS keeps recalculating                                                         formally to Al Johnson and others at

 common or similar names, writers
                                                                                             Professionally groomed by
                                                                                                                                   City Hall. Love again, Jann

 must provide a full name and indicate
                                                   and your blue tooth says                  Robin Barbour
 the name they are known by. Writers
 must provide a full street address and
                                                   no phone detected.                       Award winning groomer!
 phone number. Rvers can provide the
 location of park/BLM land, etc. Street
                                                   Perhaps you stubbed your                      23 years experience!              [Editorial Note: Normally, letters of

 addresses will not be published. Phone
                                                                                                                                   a personal nature are not accepted,

 numbers are for veri�ication only and
                                                   toe when you got out of               Pamper your pet in our

 will not be printed.
                                                                                                                                   however Ms. Fischer wanted the com-
                                                   bed. Yet, it seems like a             state-of-the-art                          munity to hear her deep felt apology.

          Mail letters to:
                                                                                         fully mobile                              Most of us are not taught how to truly

 Desert Messenger, P.O. Box 3185,
                                                   perfectly normal day.                 grooming                                  apologize. Ms. Fischer is making

 Quartzsite, AZ 85359 or E-mail to:
                                                                                         parlor                                    amends for her actions which I feel
                                                   You are not alone.
                                                                                        Best Rates                                 is a totally honorable act. If we can

                                                                                        in Town!                                   all learn from our own mistakes, we
                                                      Provided by Elmer London &                                                   might enjoy better world today. See
                                                           Desert Messenger                   218-426-5317                         Editorial Page 2]
August 15, 2012                                                                                                       Page 5

   CENTER FROM PAGE 1                         Transit services                         EDOPTIONS FROM PAGE 1
                                                                                     Their approach to education provides each student superior opportunities for
Quartzsite, Arizona- There was a               Quartzsite Transit Services           academic success. John Owen, Director of EdOptions Tempe campus, also at-
great turnout from community for                  Available to all citizens          tended Wednesday’s Open House. Ed Options High School Quartzsite Learn-
the Quartzsite Community Center            Call 928-927-4333 no more than            ing Center is located at 506 E. Coyote, Quartzsite.
Groundbreaking Thursday, July 26,          48 hours in advance to schedule a
2012 at Quartzsite Town Park.              pick-up. No advance reservations are      For information contact
The new Community Center is lo-            accepted. An adult must accompany
cated west of the football field.           riders under 10 years of age. There
                                           is a limited occupancy of 7 passen-
 Speakers included, Alex Taft, Patri-      gers depending on the size of the van
cia Anderson, La Paz County Super-         available.
visor Holly Irwin and Parks Board               Van Schedule & Suggested
Member Kevin Cushman.                             Donations (round trip)
  Pastor Mike Hobby led the cer-               Monday (weekly) Quartzsite $2
emony and led with a heartwarm-                  Tuesday (1st & 3rd) Blythe$5
ing prayer, and served as Master of            Tuesday (2nd & 4th) Parker $7
Ceremonies.                                       Wednesday (1st 3rd & 5th)
                                                    Yuma/Algodones $10
  All the speakers focused on the posi-            Wednesday (2nd & 4th)
tive addition the Community Center                  Lake Havasu City $10
brings to the community. Ground-               Wednesday (4th) Quartzsite $2
breaking ceremonies are an expression            Thursday (weekly) Parker $7
of optimism, hope for the future, and           Friday (weekly) Quartzsite $2
celebration. They are an opportunity
to bring people together in celebration    1st and 3rd Wednesdays the van will
of a new beginning; a historic time in     make a trip to Yuma/Algodones for
                                           people needing medications and the             Photo above, (Left to right foreground): Mark Orgeron, Head of School
the life of a community.
                                           2nd & 4th Wednesday will be going                   and Instructor; Talea Shadowind, Administrative Assistant;
  A surprising discovery was made
                                                                                               Karen Mefford, Instructor; and Julie Anderson, Instructor.
recently during the process of clear-      to Lake Havasu City for other shop-
ing the building site.

According to Town Manager, Alex
                                           ping needs. 1st & 3rd Tuesday the van
                                           will go to Blythe, Calif. and the 2nd
                                           & 4th Tuesday will be to Parker. The
Taft, this Ironwood tree is over 1200      bus will still be going to Parker every
years old. The tree is located just east   Thursday.                                           ONLINE
of the building site for the Communi-
ty Center. Ironwoods are a protected       There must be a minimum of 5 pas-   
species, so the town has taken mea-
sures to protect it by cordoning it off.
                                           sengers in order for QTS to make the
                                           trip. You must make a reservation no
                                                                                                                               Quartzsite Learning Center
                                                                                                                                     695 N. Kofa Ave.

                                                                                         Nature’s Nuggets
Taft told Desert Messenger that she is     more than 48 hours in advance of the
planning on having a special plaque        day of the trip. Pick up will begin at                                                   Quartzsite, AZ 85346
made to honor this old tree.               8:30am with an anticipated return to                                                        (928) 927-8299
                                           Town of Quartzsite by 5pm. If there is

                                                                                         BUYS & SELLS
This tree is two hundred years older       a 5th Wednesday, the transit van will
than the Arizona Witness Tree lo-          stay in town.                                                                           Begin working on your
cated behind the County Court. Taft
said, “We are so excited to make this
                                           Drivers are Town Employees and are
                                           not permitted to accept tips.                        GOLD                                 general education
                                                                                                                                 requirements or complete
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                  Operation Hero Comfort gets helping hand from Desert Center - again!
By Joanne Winer                               who have also taken their time to help     there and has a ball shopping for the          them to, thanking us for our support
   One of the things that have been so        get these much appreciated packages        troops--she comes over with box after          and love. Dawn is one of those people
special about volunteering for Opera-         out each month, or some who donate         box of items that she knows they will          who have a big heart. She also had a
tion Hero Comfort is getting to meet          items or money for postage to make         like and need, and she also brings cash        son who was deployed overseas a few
people who have made a big differ-            sure there is something to send.           to pay for the postage for the packag-         years ago and is now back home, so
ence in helping with our efforts to              One of these wonderful people has       es--she has also donated items for the         she knows how much this means to
send packages to the troops in harm’s         been doing her best to help Opera-         Silent Auction Benefit we do every De-          them. She even got the school over
way. Over the past few years, I have          tion Hero Comfort for the past several     cember, and helps at that too.                 there (14 kids) to help by writing po-
met many people who have taken this           years. Her name is Dawn Rettegliato,          This past month, Dawn made a trip           ems and letters, and drawing pictures
project to heart, and the support Op-         and she works in a small market in         over and brought 7 huge boxes of items         to send in the packages!! Operation
eration Hero Comfort has been get-            Desert Center, Calif. She heard about      for the packages, and enough cash to           Hero Comfort really thanks Dawn
ting has been really great and very           Operation Hero Comfort several years       pay for postage for a few months--each         for her continued support, and to all
much appreciated.                             ago, and called Anita and asked her to     box costs just over $12.00 to send, and        the people who have helped her help
   When Anita and Doc Carlson start-          bring over a donation bucket so she        we are now sending them to 11 units            us--thanks Dawn, and thanks, Desert
ed this non-profit in 2006, they prob-         could set it up in the store and collect   twice a month. They get two boxes--            Center, Calif.!
ably never expected it to get such a          items for the troops. What started out     one food and one miscellaneous. A to-             For more information about Opera-
big project, putting out packages ev-         so small has become one of the best        tal of 45 boxes will go out this month         tion Hero Comfort, to volunteer, or to
ery month from their porch on their           resources for getting things for our       since we just got a new unit and we al-        donate items for packages or the Si-
trailer. It got to the point where they       packages--several times a year, Dawn       ways send them an extra box the first           lent Auction in December, please con-
decided they would never turn down            comes over to Quartzsite to meet with      time with special medals and cool ties         tact Anita Carlson at 928-927-4292 or
anybody who wanted to have packages           Anita and she comes fully loaded!!         for everyone in the unit. It is a lot of       call her cell phone at 763-639-9330--
sent to relatives or friends, and vowed       She brings over all the items people       hard work, but it is well worth it when        if not answered, leave a message and
to keep sending them as much as they          have been dropping into the donation       we get the letters and pictures back           she will return your call.
could afford to as many as they could         bin, and also has had money donated        sometimes from those we have sent
“adopt”. When Doc passed away sev-            not only for postage, but to buy other
eral years ago, Anita continued their         needed items. So Dawn comes into
quest, picking up some volunteers             Blythe and stops at the dollar store            PUBLIC NOTICE: WHEN YOU REGISTER TO VOTE
                                                                                                          You are declaring yourself a resident
                                                                                                       of La Paz County and the State of Arizona.

                                                                                            You are then subject to the laws of Arizona and will be required to:
                                                                                                   • Obtain an Arizona Driver’s License (if you drive)
                                                                                                   • Register your vehicles in Arizona.
                                                                                                   • Pay appropriate state and local taxes.

                                  Lyle Browning                                               WARNING: Executing a false registration is a Class 6 Felony!
                                                                                                Public notice from La Paz County Space donated by Desert Messenger

                                   District 2 Supervisor                                       ATTENTION LA PAZ COUNTY CITIZENS:
                                   La Paz County                                                         • Let’s Stop Nepotism, Cronyism, And Favoritism!
                                                                      • We Can and Should Treat Everyone EQUAL
                                                                                                         • Let’s Stop Unthoughtful and Wasteful Spending!

                         Experience                                                             • We Should Be Wise and CONSERVATIVE when
                                                                                                         Spending our Tax Dollars.

                                                                                                • Let’s Stop Neglecting the Real Problems and
                                                                                                         Needs of our County.
                                                                                                • We Should Be RESPONSIVE in a Timely Manner to the
                         Communication                                                    Elect
                                                                                                         People of La Paz County.

                           Work Experience:
       • Eight years corporate experience in finance,                                         Blain                        HAROLD
               with six years as a supervisor                                                     LA PAZ COUNTY
       • Twenty-four years self-employed in agriculture,
               retail busines and real estate development
                                                                                              DISTRICT 3 SUPERVISOR
       • Fifteen years in education, including extensive work
               with volunteers
                                                                                            EQUAL - CONSERVATIVE - RESPONSIVE
                                                                                 • 520-975-3866
            Paid for by Committee to Elect Lyle Browning   •                                Email:
                                                                                                      Paid for by Committee to Elect Blain Harold District 3 Supervisor
August 15, 2012                                                                                                                                   Page 7

                                                                  VFW                              Quartzsite Art Guild making plans
                                                                Post 769                The Art Guild has been busy plan-                      of Quartzsite’s rock painting event
                                                                                                                                               this fall. This a great event to help
                                                                 Riders                 ning some of our winter projects.
                                                                                        There is a new layout in the works                     raise funds for the community,
                                                                                                                                               so plan on using your talents and
                                                                 donate                 for our Deember 7-8, 2012 Art
                                                                                        Show.                                                  come join us and have a lot of fun.
                                                                                                                                                Most of our full time members
                                                               and deliver               We hope to have a few new sur-
                                                                                        prises as well. We will also have                      are off on their summer adven-

                                                                 water                  an “extended show” planned for
                                                                                                                                               tures so we have canceled our
                                                                                                                                               meetings for August. The next
                                                                                         Jim and Elsie Brian have been                         scheduled meeting for the season
                                                                                        helping with the new layout.                           will be Sept. 5th. We always wel-
By Joanne Winer                             town on Saturday, August 11 and de-         Thank you very much for all your                       come new members and guests.
    The VFW members, along with the         livered 23 cases of water to each of the    input and design. You certainly                          Hope to see you there.
Men’s and Women’s VFW Auxiliary,            Quartzsite Senior Center, Quartzsite        made a hard job very easy for us.                      For more info call Jo Stoltz at
have been working on a state proj-          Alliance Church, and Quartzsite First         Several of our members will be                       928-915-6549.
ect called 100 days of summer water         Assembly of God Church. This water          participating in Proud Neighbors
campaign. The goal of this campaign         will be used to help people who need
is to collect and distribute 2500 cases     it during times when the heat can be
of water to shelters, churches, senior      unbearable for some and they need to
centers, etc. where it is needed to
hydrate people in these extreme hot
                                            get cooled off.
                                                This program has been able to help
                                                                                                                     ARIZONA WESTCOAST REALTY
temperatures.                               a lot of people who need some extras                                          BARBARA COWELL                  JOHN YACKLEY, BROKER
      The local Post 769 participants       during the summer, and it is thanks to                                        928-916-4222, Cell                928-916-1195, Cell
collected 69 cases of water during          the VFWs around the state, and espe-
this campaign. The VFW Riders vol-
                                                                                                                          CAROLYN GUTHRIE                      OfficeToll Free:
                                            cially our own VFW Post 769, that it                                          928-916-8469, Cell                  1-800-889-8200
unteers hauled it on a trailer around       has been so successful!!
                                                                                         360 N. Plymouth Ave., Quartzsite • • 928-927-8900
 Dear La Paz County Residents -
   My name is William “Squeak” Kossnar. I grew up outside of Phoenix                         The key to selling your property in today’s
                                                                                          market is pricing. Everyone has an opinion
                                                                                                                                                 Arizona Westcoast Realty heavily markets
                                                                                                                                               your property in print and online! We’re a
     and was a contractor on the coast before moving here in 2003. I ran for              of what a property is worth. Even a Licensed         member of the La Paz Assoc. of Realtors,
  Assessor four years ago and would like to say that nothing has changed, but             Appraisal is an opinion, not a fact. As property     Arizona Assoc. of Realtors and the National
 things have gotten worse. Our real property values have plummeted, while our             has been selling more frequently the last sev-       Assoc. of Realtors. We’re a member of War-
         valuations keep rising and market sales are at an all-time low.                  eral years it has given us a better understand-      dex Multiple Listing Service (MLS) covering all
                                                                                          ing of values. However, the true value of any        of La Paz and Mohave Counties.Listings are
                                 GOALS                                                    property is what the Seller is willing to sell for   linked to Our company website
 1) To assess properties fairly and        4) There are many exemptions and               and a Buyer is willing to pay for. A Seller has      also gives Sellers added exposure. Once a
 consistently, eliminate the discrepan-    tax freezes available to seniors, vets,        emotional ties to their homes; buyers don’t.         listing is put on our website it automatically
 cies in valuations and the “good old      the disabled, widows & widowers.               Sellers have reasons for selling their homes.        links to six other popular websites.
                                                                                          However, these reasons should not determine              We are in the business to sell property; we
 boy discounts.”                           I will ensure that this information is
                                                                                          the value of your home.                              only make money when we complete a suc-
 2) There are many out of town devel-      readily available.                                In today’s Real Estate Market it’s a buyers       cessful transaction from Seller to Buyer. Again,
 opers who are getting huge valuation      5) I would like to develop satellite of-       market, where there’s more supply than de-           just remember, the key to selling your property
 discounts on hundreds of acres of         fices in the outlying areas (possibly in       mand. One option to attract more buyers to           is pricing it to sell. There ARE buyers out there!
 “paper subdivisions”, thus putting the    libraries or community centers) where          your property is for the seller to finance the          If you are interested in Selling your property
 tax burden on individuals. Their dis-     our office staff could meet and assist in-     sale of their property, called a Seller Carry-       or would like to discuss options to sell,
 counted valuations also affect schools dividuals with their questions. We need           back. Call us for details today!                     contact Arizona Westcoast Realty today!
 and fire departments. I will make all     to have a place where people can pick
 valuations fair and consistent.           up information which we will be able
 3) Our non-profit organizations in        to provide, because many do not have
 this county are being valued at full      technical accessibility in their homes.
 commercial rates, and then given          6) WE MUST HAVE A WEBSITE TO
 a SMALL discount while the other          THE ASSESSORS OFFICE. We are
 county’s give them FULL exemptions        the only county in the State without
 which they deserve. I will ensure that    a website. You have a right to FREE            Check this beautiful     Smaller lot and lower       How about a Park          Several possibilities
 all of our non-profit charitable organi-  PUBLIC INFORMATION. What                       lot out. ¼ acre with     price! 2 full RV hook-      Model with an addi-       with this .55 acre!
                                                                                          2 full RV hookups.                                   tional RV hookup on       Currently used as
 zations receive the exemptions which      doesn’t the assessors’ office want us          Two 8x10’ wooden
                                                                                                                   ups. Completely grav-
                                                                                                                                               a 10,000 sq. ft. lot? 2   income        property
                                           to know?                                                                eled lot with bordering
 they deserve.                                                                            sheds w/electricity.
                                                                                                                   brick walls. Gated 55+      storage sheds. Mexi-      with 2 older mobile
                                                                                          Surrounded by Cy-                                    can brick fence on 3      homes & add’l RV
  As your elected official I will not forget that it is you, the people of La Paz         clone fence. Entire      community. Nice quiet       sides, mountain views,    hookup space. Stor-
  County, for whom I work. We will fix these problems one parcel at a time.               property is rocked.      area.       Underground     clean area. Motivated     age sheds, desert
                                                                                          Landscaped      with     utilities including Town    seller! Take a look       landscaping,      and
      Please call or email me. or 928 669-0645.                    auto water system.       water and sewer. Own-       at this and make the      lots of cactus. Owner

  Elect William “Squeak” Kossnar - Accessor- MAKE IT FAIR
                                                                                          Town water and           er may carry. Asking        seller an offer. Asking   may carry with right
                                                                                          sewer.     $79,400.      $31,500. #8170              $89,000. #8149.           terms.$67,500 #8158
                Paid for by Committee to Elect Wm “Squeak” Kossnar
Page 8                                                                                                 August 15, 2012

 Around Town                             August 17 Church picnic
                                          The Annual Church Community
                                                                                  Cemetery News                           Desert Bloom Off
 AWC Quartzsite Learning
                                         Picnic will be held on Friday, Au-
                                         gust 17th at the Senior Center.        By Dinice Ross, Hi Jolly Cemetery        Road Rally planned
                                                                                  This is another reminder of the
 Center Fall Fiesta Aug. 16
  The AWC Quartzsite Learning
                                         Open to all 4pm.
                                                                                Hi Jolly Plant Sale Friday October         for Feb. 14-17
Center welcomes its returning            August 18 Meet the candidates          5th 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Satur-
                                         VFW Post 769 hosts Meet the Can-       day October 6th from 9:00 am to         Glendale, ArizonaFive 2 Produc-
students, new students, and any-                                                                                        tions recently announced the Des-
one considering starting college to      didates at 7pm.                        3:00pm. There will be cactus’s ga-
                                                                                                                        ert Bloom Off Road Rally will be
their semester kick off bash, the                                               lore, palm trees, shrubs, trees and     held in Quartzsite, AZ, February
“Fall Fiesta.”                           Aug. 22th Dessert Social               house plants. We are still taking in
                                         Fundraiser for 4-H youth group.                                                14-17, 2013. This premier off road
  This celebration of the start of                                              donations of plants in containers       rally will be held at Tyson Wells
the 2012-13 school year will be          Dessert social will be held Wed.
                                                                                for our sale. We hold the cemetery      Show Grounds. Sanderson Ford,
held on Thursday, August 16th,           Aug. 22th from 6-8pm at Main
                                         St. Eatery, 205 E. Main St.,           to a high standard which make it        of Phoenix, is the Title Sponsor
from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Students are                                                a great tourist attraction. Please      for the 2013 event.
invited to share a delicious Mexi-       Quartzsite.
                                                                                help the Cemetery either by com-          Enjoy beautiful, historic and
can dinner and hear about some                                                                                          scenic rides in some of the most
of the helpful resources available       Sept. 5th 8am Coffee With Cops         ing to the Plant Sale or donating
                                           Quartzsite Police Department in-     your extra plants for our sale. Ev-     epic terrain in the southwest.
to them during their studies at                                                                                         Bring the whole family - there will
Arizona Western College.                 vites you to Town Hall for “Coffee     ery bit helps – Thank you from the
                                         with Cops” on the first Wednes-                                                 be something for everyone.
  Students are welcome to bring a                                               Cemetery Board.                           The rally is open to all off road
friend or family members to this         day of each month from 8am-9am.          The next reminder to put on your
                                         ...and donuts, too! Join Quartz-                                               enthusiasts (Jeeps, motorcycles,
event which will be held in the                                                 calendar is the 2nd annual Hi Jolly     etc) but will cater to the UTV (side x
multipurpose room at the Quartz-         site Police Chief Jeff Gilbert and
                                                                                Cemetery Historic Spirit Walk Oc-       side) and ATV (quads) community.
site Learning Center, 695 N. Kofa        Quartzsite Police officers on the
                                         first Wednesday of each month!          tober 27th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm          Check out the Sched-
Avenue. For more information,                                                   . At the Hi Jolly Cemetery, Pioneer     ule of events:http://www.
call the center at (928) 927-8299.       For more information call the sta-
                                         tion at 928-927-4644.                  Section, Quartzsite, AZ. This is a
                                                                                free, fun event for the whole fam-
                                                                                ily. You will walk into the lives of         The rally will feature:
                                                                                                                        - Guided trail rides open to the
                                       VFW Post 769                             Quartzsite’s past generations, listen
                                                                                in and ask questions from our “Spir-
                                                                                                                        - RV hook-ups available
                                     VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS                   its” portraying an eclectic batch of    - Drive-in movies in main camp
                                                                                Quartzsite’s Pioneers. From movie       site
                                             120 S. Palo Verde                  actor, Judge and miner – we have         - Breakfast included for rally
                                               Quartzsite, AZ                   them all. The “Spirit” actors and ac-   participants
                                                                                tresses have gathered information       - BBQ included for rally partici-
                                            928-927-7697                        from newspaper clippings, death         pants
                                                                                certificates, and biography’s then       - Loaded grab bags for all rally
                 UPCOMING ACTIVITIES                                            add their own props and person-         participants
                                                                                                                        - Raffles, poker run, give-aways
                                                                                ality, making this trip through the
                                                                                                                        for rally participants
                                                                                trials and tribulations that shaped     - Manufacturers midway
                                                                                Quartzsite and the State of Arizona     - Dinner cruise at Silly Al’s Pizza
         SAT. AUG. 18 - 7:00pm Meet the Candidates                              into what it is today. Come and see
                     Meet candidates running for                                for yourself. Invite your neighbors,    For more information visit
                                                                                friends and family and get a real
               La Paz County Supervisor Dist. 2 & 3,                            feel of Quartzsite’s beginnings.
            County Assessor & La Paz County Sheriff

     There will be no Smoking or Alcohol served during this event.                      READER’S OASIS BOOKS
                 Comrades Meeting 1st Saturday 9am
          VFW Riders meeting2ndSaturday of the month at 10am
                 Mens Auxiliary Meeting: 1st Tuesday 6pm
        Ladies Auxiliary Meeting: 1st Tuesday 6:30pm, Senior Center
   House Committee meeting: CHECK CALENDAR
  This is a smoking establishment • Members & Guests Only for Alcohol Service     690 E. Main - Quartzsite (one block east of Family Dollar)
August 15, 2012                                                                                                             Page 9

                          Desert Messenger                                           and then steam on up to the Port of            Directly east of Judge Mott’s place
                                 celebrates the                                      San Francisco. Goods destined for the       was a field of plants with large char-
                                                                                     new State of Arizona were loaded onto       treuse green leaves. “Oh good” Judge
                       Arizona Centennial                                            sea-going schooners bound for Port
                                                                                     Isabel on the Gulf of California where
                                                                                                                                 Mott exclaimed, “John is in our sweet
                                                                                                                                 potato patch and I want you to meet
                                                                                     Colorado River steamboats waited to         your new neighbor”.
                        Voices from The Past                                         take on goods for Yuma and points              I wondered out-loud, “New neigh-
                               in Quartzsite, AZ                                     north. Before the Laguna Dam was            bor?” as Charles gave me a raised
                                                                                     completed in 1907, steamboats could         eyebrow look of surprise, “Did I miss
Excerpts from “In the Shadow of Saguaros”                                            deliver goods all the way up to Fort        something?” Judge Mott introduced
by Rosalee Oldham Wheeler                                                            Callville in Nevada.”                       us to the not-so-talkative John Stock-
                                                                                        With that, Judge Mott must have          mer who kept on working in their
                                                                                     known I was really interested and           sweet potato patch.
                  Judge Mott’s Desert Orchard                                        took us on a little tour of his desert        It was a little early in the season to
   Back in April of 1939, our decision          Not that I didn’t believe dear old   orchard. First, near the house he           taste any of the fruit, but we were able
to buy Judge Mott’s outfit was made          Judge Mott, but I was having a heck      showed us a fig tree. It looked more         to enjoy the fruits of Judge Mott’s la-
on the spur of the moment. Looking          of a time trying to figure out how a      like a shrub to me, but it did have quite   bors when we returned the following
back, if Charles and I had taken the        steamboat could get from Missouri        a few tiny figs hiding under its wide        month as the new owners of Judge
time to think it over and weighed the       to Arizona. He must have sensed my       leaves. Nearby was another small            Mott’s Desert Garden.
pros and cons, we might have recon-         disbelief when he launched into tell-    tree he called a pomegranate that was
sidered. But we had just spent a very       ing us how, back in 1926 when he         in bloom with bright orange blos-
ideal winter camped on the desert at        and Miss Ella bought the place from      soms. Scattered around the property               Watch Quartzsite Videos @
the family’s ‘Jack of Diamonds’ gold        George Hutson, his                       were several of Judge Mott’s beehives
mine, not once traveling back up to         new neighbor, John                                           with bees active
snowy Flagstaff where Charles was on        Stockmer brought                                             on the blossoms
winter hiatus from his job as a fire-        over a Stark Broth-                                          of the pomegran-   
guard on the Coconino National For-         ers Nursery catalog                                          ate. Nearby were
est or for me to visit Longley’s Beauty     offering plants that                                         two apricots trees
Shoppe where I was a beautician.            would “thrive in                                             he said came from
  We loved the desert, the little town of   the Western des-                                             John Stockmer’s
Quartzsite, and the wonderful people        erts.”      Stockmer                                         German Blenheim
who treated us like neighbors when we       had already planted                                          varieties. Out clos-
came into town to pick up our mail and      several Blenheim                                             er to the windmill
to buy groceries at Woodson’s Store.        apricot trees which                                          was a mulberry tree
  Charles’ hiatus was scheduled to be       he watered using a                                           that had quite a few
over May 1st and before heading back        little ditch and gate                                        long green berries
up to Flag we wanted to go by Judge         system from his                                              he said would turn
Mott’s to pick up our year’s supply of      natural rock reser-                                          dark purple when
his wonderful mesquite honey—a stop         voir that filled with                                         ripe. Back down            425 N. Central (Hwy. 95)
that would put us on a detour that
has lasted almost 72 years. Charles
                                            water as the desert
                                            breezes turned the
                                                                                                         near the house he
                                                                                                         pointed out several          SUMMER HOURS:
Robert “Judge” Mott, told us that he        wide blades of his                                           shrubs he called            Monday thru Fri. 8am-noon
was 79-years old and his daughters          Aeromoter windmill.                      Chinese Vitex that he had planted “for
wanted him to come live with them              “Did your neighbor have his apricot   the birds”. He said the Gamble’s quail                         Auto pay
                                                                                     thrived on the tiny black seeds that fell
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in Pasadena and suggested we might          trees shipped by steamboat from Mis-
want to buy a two-year supply of            souri?” I wanted to know.                from its blossoms. Near the back door
honey. Almost as an afterthought he           “Probably so,” he told me, “because    to his humble home was an oleander                          Cash or Credit Card
said, “Maybe you young folks might          after the opening of the Panama Canal    with bright pink flowers planted by
be interested in taking over my place.
I’ll make you a heck of a deal on my
                                            in 1914, Mississippi River steamboats
                                            could unload or take on goods from
                                                                                     Miss Ella before she passed away the
                                                                                     previous year. He was also proud of               PROPANE
                                                                                     two date palms he had picked up in
little house, bee outfit, pickup, my         deep water steam ships at the Port                                                            Tanks
Eightmile homestead, and five acres          of New Orleans, take the short-cut       Indio on his way back from visiting               OPD Valves
in town with my desert orchard.”            through the Canal to the Pacific Ocean,   his daughters.                                   Custom Hoses
   Maybe it was his explanation, which                                                                                                Recertification
turned out to be a two-hour story,
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  Watch for burros when traveling Hwy. 95                                   Seeking qualified Fire Academy applicants
      between Yuma and Quartzsite                                         Quartzsite, AZ - Arizona Western            Applicants must pass AWC Reading
                                                                          College (AWC) Public Safety Institute     Exam prior to picking up your packet.
Yuma, Ariz. - The Bureau of Land    “The wild burros normally live        iss seeking qualified applicants for the   Class will start August 23rd. Orienta-
Management (BLM) Yuma Field         along the Colorado River during       Fall Fire Academy AZ FF 1 & 2.            tion will be at the Parker AWC Tech
Office continues to ask the public   the summer months because of the                                                Center located on 16th Street across
to use caution when traveling on    water source; however, because of      Applications are available at AWC        from Parker High School at 6pm on
Highway 95 between Yuma and         the recent rains, they are crossing   campus in Parker and Quartzsite.          the 23rd of August.
Quartzsite, especially between      Highway 95 to get to their food and   Application packet due date is August
Mile Posts 45 - 65.                 water,” stated Wild Horse and Bur-    16th. Physical Agility and Oral Board      Register for class at 1109 S. Geron-
                                    ro Specialist John Hall.              Testing is Aug. 19th, 2012 at 7am at      imo in Parker or call 928-669-2214
“Recently, there have been sev-                                           Quartzsite Fire Department, 70 East       and speak with Margaret, Kathy, or
eral traffic accidents associated    The BLM Yuma Field Office com-         Tyson Street in Quartzsite.               Teresa. You can also call Lupe Fuen-
with wild burros along Highway      pleted a wild burro gather in June,                                             tes the PSI Secretary at 928-317-6452
95 and five burros were killed       gathering 350 wild burros from the                                               For questions please call Chief Hess
in one accident this morning,”      Cibola-Trigo Herd Management                                                    at 928-927-6556.
said BLM Yuma Field Manager         Area (HMA) north of Yuma, Ari-
John MacDonald. “We are very        zona. “We estimate there are still
concerned about the safety of
the traveling public and also the
burros that roam in the area.
                                    approximately 350 burros left in
                                    the HMA,” said Hall. “Our appro-            Annual Church picnic Friday, Aug. 17
                                    priate management level for wild
Please be extra careful when you    burros in the HMA is 165.”            You are invited to a FREE barbecue        Quartzsite Community Church, and
drive through that stretch of the                                         on Friday, August 17th between 4-         Covenant Lutheran Church.
road after dark.”                   For more information, please call     6pm. The Annual Church Picnic will        For a ride to the barbecue call 928-
                                    John Hall at 928-317-3202 or Lori     be held at the Senior Center on Moon      927-3214.
                                    Cook at 928-317-3243.                 Mountain Ave.                             “You are also invited to the above
                                                                          All you need to bring is your appetite!   churches, which are all open this
                                                                          The picnic is sponsored by the First      summer.
                                                                          Baptist Church, First Assembly of         You are also invited to Heaven;
                                                                          God Church, Quartzsite Alliance           Jesus paid your fare by dying in your
                                                                          Church, Isaiah 58, Southern Baptist,      place!”

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                                                                          Want to place an item on council’s agenda?
                                                                          If you have a specific topic that you      “The council agenda belongs to them
                                                                          would like the Town Council to dis-       [council].”
                                                                          cuss at a future meeting, all that is       Even thought there may be no
                                                                          needed is to contact a Council Mem-       public comment during the council
                                                                          ber and ask.

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                                                                                                                    meetings, you DO have a voice. All
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                                            of the property. We want to remind
                                            taxpayers to make sure that the infor-
                                                                                                    Proud Neighbors is seeking
  This week we would like to talk
                                            mation that appears on their docu-
                                            ments is true and correct.
                                                                                                        “foster parents”...
about a few topics. The first one is           Lately we have written a lot of let-    Quartzsite, Arizona - Proud Neighbors     artist or business wishing to partici-
Taxation vs. Valuation. When defin-          ters to taxpayers notifying them that     of Quartzsite (PNQ) is gearing up for     pate, contact Rain at 541-218-2560 or
ing taxation, you must look at the          there is a discrepancy on their deeds.    the 4th Annual Rockin’ in Quartzsite      email
different taxing authorities that rely      The most common discrepancy is            Public Art Event. The theme for this
on tax dollars. These “taxing authori-      incorrect legal descriptions, we know     year’s Celebration of the Arts is “Our    Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite, Inc. is
ties” include school districts, and         they are not fun to deal with, but this   Beautiful Arizona.”                       established to help provide benefits to
county government etc, as shown on          is one of the most important parts in       “Foster Parents” are businesses         local charities and non-profit organi-
the body of your tax bill.                  your deed. If you have an incorrect       which sponsor a beautiful one-of-a-       zations by promoting the community
  These authorities require money to        township, section, or range, it will be   kind Rock Art Piece from November         of Quartzsite, and surrounding areas,
provide services to taxpayers. Tax-         difficult to pinpoint your property on     through March at their location.          through quality local celebrations!
ing authorities are responsible for         a map. For those taxpayers that are         “Foster Parent Sponsors” will get
setting the tax rates and levy limits.      thinking about splitting their prop-      to choose their Rock Art Piece at the
If you are concerned about rising tax       erty, we want to remind you that you
                                            should contact Community Develop-
                                                                                      Rockin’ Reveal Gala on Sat. November              ELECT
dollars, attend budget hearings, call                                                 3rd. Once again, Kym Scott, of Tyson
or write to the taxing entities, decide     ment to start the process. They will be   Wells Show Grounds, generously do-                KING E.
                                            able to provide you with rules, regula-   nated the use of his building this year
whether you are willing to do without
services to keep taxes low and work         tions and fees.                           for the event.                             CLAPPERTON
for efficiency in government.                  For those taxpayers that are think-       If your business would like to “fos-
  Buyers and sellers in the market cre-     ing about combining affidavit, we do       ter” a Rock Art Piece this year, now’s        District 2 Supervisor
ate value. The Assessor’s office studies     recommend that you do record it for       your chance to sign up.                        La Paz County, AZ
the market and collects information         the purposes of making the document         Artists will begin painting on Octo-             Paid for by Committee to
about properties to estimate value.         a matter of record. As always, if you     ber 20th and must have their Art Piece       Elect King Clapperton for Supervisor
This office has no control over tax          have any questions please feel free to    completed by Nov. 2nd. If you are an          Email:
rates or tax dollars. The most com-         call the Assessor’ Office and we will be
mon question of taxpayers is, “what         happy to assist you.
causes property values to change?”                                  Until next time
                                                            Sharon Schuler & Staff
  A property’s value can change for
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is changes made to the property. A                         Phone (928) 669-6165
bedroom, garage, or swimming pool              1112 South Joshua Avenue, Parker
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                                                      sunset in
                                                        after a
                                                         storm                  Quartzsite Library has received many new books donated in Memory
                                                                                of Ken Hardies. The books are all large print Mysteries and West-
                                                                                erns, which is what Ken enjoyed reading. The library expects to be
                                                                                receiving more books shortly. Stop by the Quartzsite Library Monday
                                                                                through Friday, 8am-5pm and see what’s new.
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  HOW HOT                                                                          Quartzsite Show Dates 2012-13
   WAS IT?
                                                                                  “Big Tent” Quartzsite Sports Vacation & RV Show -
  It was so                                                                               January 19 - 27, 2013
    hot in                                                                        “Big Tent” Quartzsite Hobby, Craft & Gem Show -
                                                                                          January 30 - February 3, 2013
  Quartzsite                                                                      “Big Tent” Quartzsite Rock & Roll and Classic Car Show -
     the                                                                                  February 2 - 3, 2013
  sidewalks                                                                       Desert Gardens International Gem & Mineral Show -
                                                                                          January 1 - February 28, 2013
   buckled                                     ����� | S���� B���C��              Main Event East / Sam’s Swapmeet -
                                                                                          January 12 - 27, 2013
                                                                                  Prospector’s Panorama Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, Fossil & Bead Show -
                                                                                          January 2 - February 15, 2013
                  Vote Neill in November                                          QIA Pow Wow - January 23 - 27, 2013
                                                                                  Rice Ranch “Yawl Come” Show -
  ANDY NEILL FOR LA PAZ COUNTY SUPERVISOR                                                 November 1, 2012 - February 28, 2013
                                                                                  Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show - January 4 - 13, 2013
                         District #2                                              Tyson Wells Sell-A-Rama - January 18 - 27, 2013
                                                                                  Tyson Wells Arts & Crafts Show - February 1 - 11, 2013

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                               businesses to the area,
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August 15, 2012                                                                                                     Page 13

                                                                                              Mark Orgeron seated on council
                                                                                    Two months after he received
                                                                                    the most number of votes in
                                                                                    the May 15th election for two
                                                                                    open seats on the Quartzsite
                                                                                    Town Council, Mark Orgeron
                                                                                    was sworn in on Friday, July
                                                                                    27th by Judge Tammy Car-

                                                                                    Council met in an executive
                                                                                    session at July 27th’s special
                                                                                    meeting, and reached an
                                                                                    agreement with Orgeron in
                                                       ����� | S���� B���C��        a federal civic case, declar-
                                                                                    ing that he was qualified to be seated.
                                                                                    Council had previously declared him
          Dollar General to open Thursday!                                          unqualified due to residency require-
                                                                                    ments. Orgeron sued in U.S. District
Dollar General will open it’s newest store in Quartzsite, Arizona Thursday          court where Judge Rosyln Silver stated
morning. According to Manager Paul Madewell, Saturday’s power outage set            there was overwhelming evidence that
the opening back a day.                                                             Orgeron had lived in Quartzsite since
  “If the power stays on, we’ll be open 8am Thursday.” Madewell said. He            2009.
stated a Grand Opening is planned for September 1st. Until then, be sure to
check out all the great deals in the newest addition to Quartzsite. The store is    Orgeron is the Head of School for the
located on E. Main St. across from the former Stagecoach Restaurant.                new EdOptions (formerly Scholars’
Dollar General Corp., the nation’s largest small-box discount retailer, is a U.S.
chain of variety stores headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.
                                                                                      WILLIAM “SQUEAK” KOSSNAR
The stores serve smaller communities than those where Walmart would go.
Dollar General offers both name brand and generic merchandise — includ-
ing off-brand goods and closeouts of name-brand items — in the same store,

                                                                                            LA PAZ COUNTY ASSESSOR
often on the same shelf. Although it has the word “dollar” in the name, Dollar
General is not a dollar store. Many of its offerings are priced at more than one
dollar. Hours of the store will be 8am-9pm daily.
                                                                                                 MY PLAN TO MAKE IT FAIR:

   Quartzsite Coachworks                                                               1. To reduce the tax burden of the home owners.
                                                                                       2. Develop a website for the Assessor Office, so everyone
                                                                                          can easily access their information.
                                                                                       3. Make sure all properties are being taxed equally, fairly,
                      On Site RV Repair                                                   and consistently.
                                                                                       4. Stop all the favors and treat everyone the same.
   A/C • Electrical • Plumbing • Roof Repair • All Appliances                          5. Make sure my staff is helpful, friendly, and informative.
                                                                                       6. To exempt non-profit organizations.
                                                                                       7. To help the seniors, vets, widows, widowers, and disabled
                                             CALL TODAY!                                  to receive the exemptions to which they are entitled.

                                              760-799-2370                                 During my research, I have found so many properties
                                                                                              that are NOT BEING TAXED and some are so
                                                                                                    UNDERVALUED it seems criminal.
        RV Specialist                             Serving the
                                               RVing Community                         PLEASE BE SURE TO VOTE SO WE CAN MAKE IT FAIR!
  PO Box 5082 • Quartzsite, AZ 85359               since1977                                                                                   ~ Squeak.
                                                                                                Paid for by Committee to Elect Wm “Squeak” Kossnar                                                                    928-669-0645 • Email:
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      DPS kicks off 2012 Seatbelt Challenge
               Arizona Department of Public Safety Kicks off
                            2012 Seatbelt Challenge -
               The goal is to reduce fatal collisions statewide
Phoenix, AZ - July of 2012, saw the highest number of fatal collisions investigat-
ed by DPS statewide in many years. Of the 25 fatal crashes DPS officers investi-
gated last month, 15 of the occupants killed were not wearing seat restraints.
  Virtually every DPS officer has made next-of-kin notification following a
fatal crash. Informing family members that their loved one died as a result of a
                                                                                                                                              Mary Christina Brickey
crash is very difficult, especially knowing that something as simple as buckling
up could have saved a life.                                                                                                                     Mary Christina Brickey (Kiser) of Quartzsite Arizona went home July 19,
  It is a well-documented fact the use of passenger restraints prevents or less-                                                              2012. She was born January 2, 1946 in North Bend, Oregon.
ens the severity of injuries caused in crashes. In addition to the loss of life and                                                             She married her best friend Donald W. Brickey on May 17, 1969 in Reno,
emotional devastation, there are many economic losses felt by all. The use of                                                                 Nevada. Mary enjoyed animals. She was a dog groomer for many years
passenger restraints can lessen or eliminate these losses, reduce traffic conges-                                                              in Oregon as well as Lake Havasu and Quartzsite Arizona. She was always
tion and free up first-responders for activities that further promote highway                                                                  available to sit with her four legged friends if she was needed. Mary had a big
and public safety.                                                                                                                            heart and a great sense of humor. She enjoyed reading, classic movies and
  In Arizona, seatbelt violations are a secondary offense. In an effort to increase                                                           music. Her favorite song was Garden Party.
compliance with restraint statutes, the Arizona Department of Public Safety                                                                     Mary was a loving sister, aunt, great aunt, great-great aunt, adoptive
Highway Patrol Division has initiated the 2012 Seatbelt Challenge. The chal-                                                                  mama, and a true friend.
lenge is a three-month voluntary program to encourage officers to focus on the                                                                   She is survived by her sister Jeanette Ryder of San Diego, Calif.; Brother
enforcement of the secondary seatbelt law in addition to the primary reason for                                                               Dewayne Kiser of Myrtle Point Oregon; niece Susan Yaldua of Spring Valley,
the traffic stop.                                                                                                                              Calif.; Nephews Greg Ryder of San Diego, Calif., Shawn Kiser and Sid Kiser
  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the seatbelt                                                                 both of Oregon, a great niece Elizabeth Ward, and great-great nieces Ju-
use rate in Arizona for 2011 was 82.9%. Statistics continue to bear out the fact                                                              lieanne and Madison Ward of San Diego, Calif.
that unrestrained occupants involved in a traffic crash are many times more                                                                      Mary is preceded in death by her Grandmother Daisy Kiser, Parents
likely to be injured or killed. DPS officers are being encouraged to participate                                                               Margaret Emma Adams, Father Wayne Kiser, Stepfather Cliff Adams, her
in this life saving effort by focusing on seatbelt and child restraint enforcement                                                            Husband Don Brickey and dog Bud Brickey.
during the next three months.                                                                                                                   Cremation has taken place, however a memorial service with be planned
The goal is to keep everyone safe on the road and prevent needless injuries and                                                               for late October. Any donations can be made to your local Humane Society
fatalities as a result of not buckling up.                                                                                                    in Mary’s name.

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                                                                                                                         La Paz County Health Regulations
  QPD Arrest Report                   the Right Side of the Road.                  Food Handlers                       require that all food handlers or those

        July 15 - Aug. 9, 2012
                                      7-31: Maria Rodriguez, age 36,                  Classes                          people handling equipment must ob-
                                                                                                                       tain a Food Handlers card prior to
                                      of San Gabriel, CA, was cited and                                                working in a food booth.
 The following arrests were made by
  the Quartzsite Police Department    released for Exceeding 85 MPH,           La Paz County Health Dept. provides        Food Handler cards cost $15 (fees
                                      No Valid Driver’s License, Fail-       Food Handler Classes in Quartzsite. The   waived for volunteers for non-profit
7-15: Kenneth Wagner, age 49,         ure to Carry Registration Card         classes are held on Wednesdays. In De-    groups) and can be obtained by com-
                                                                             cember and January, the Department        ing to Health Department on Monday,
of Quartzsite, was arrested and       in Vehicle, No Proof of Financial
                                                                             adds Friday classes to the schedule.      Wednesday, and Thursday (7:00 am
booked into the La Paz County         Responsibility.                                                                  – 5:00 pm) to watch the video and take
Jail for an outstanding warrant       8-5: Humberto Valazquez, age                                                     the test with a score of 70% or higher
                                                                              UPCOMING QUARTZSITE DATES:
from Cochise County, AZ.              19, of Blythe, CA, was cited and re-                                             (retakes allowed) or by presenting a
7-18: Isabel Martinez, age            leased for Failure to Follow Posted    All Classes are held at Senior Center     current food handlers card from an-
                                      Speed, and No Corrective Lenses.                  Wednesdays:                    other jurisdiction and paying cost of La
47, of Dallas, TX, was cited and                                                                                       Paz card, or by claiming extensive food
released for Exceeding 85 MPH,        8-6: Elmer Spencer, age 51,                 September 19, 10am & 2pm
                                                                                  November 14, 10am & 2pm              knowledge and taking the test (no re-
and Failure to Carry Registration     a transient, was arrested and                                                    takes without watching the video). The
Card in Vehicle.                      booked into the La Paz County Jail         Wednesdays & Fridays in               food handler card must be obtained an-
7-23: Orvil Lee Cunningham, age       for Public Consumption.                    December and January                  nually. For more information contact
89, of Las Vegas, NV, was cited and   8-8: Brian Kemp, age 42, of                                                      the Health Dept. at 1112 Joshua Ave.
                                                                                     9am & 10:30am                     Parker. Or call 928-669-1100.
released for Indecent Exposure.       Quartzsite, was arrested and
7-30: David Conrad Garcia,            booked into the La Paz County Jail
age 48, of Salome, AZ, was cited      for Theft- Control of Stolen Prop-
and released for Excessive Speed,     erty and Burglary-2nd Degree.                   2012 - 2013 DEADLINES
Expired or No Registration, and       8-8: Thomas Matthew Hous-
No Corrective Lenses.                 er, age 33, a transient, was ar-
7-30: Craig Simpkins, age 40,         rested and booked into the La Paz
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Alliance Church
720 W. Desert Vista, Qtz.
                                          Church of Isaiah 58                   Places of                             First Baptist Church

                                          100 Moon Mtn. Rd., Quartzsite                                               Harquahala Rd, Salome Ariz.
Morning Worship -9:30am                   Sunday Services 10:00am.6:00pm                                              Sunday School 9:30am
Evening Bible Study -6pm                  Wed. Bible Study 7:00pm                                                     Sunday Worship 10:45am
927-5332                                  Daily Devotions 8:00 A.M.                                                   Club Sun & Wed. 6pm.
                                          928-927-3124                                                                Spanish Services Sat. 7:00pm
Assembly of God                           Food Bank 9-3 Mon-Sat                                                       859-3510
655 W. Tyson St., Qtz.
Sunday:                                                                                                               Quartzsite Church of Christ
Christian Education 9am                   Church of Jesus Christ of Latter                                            New Location! 76 S. Emelia , Qtz.
Worship Service 10:30am                                                         God’s Little Church In The Desert
                                          Day Saints                            “The Church That Jesus Would Like,    Sunday 10:00am
Evening Celebration Service 7pm           Riggles Road, Qtz.                                                          Evangelist, Wendell Seawright
                                                                                People Helping People”
Wed. Women’s Bible Study 10am             Sacrament Meeting 10:00am                                                   603-996-1366
                                                                                46751 E. Hwy. 60
Wed. Bible Study 7pm                      Sunday School 11:00am                 Black Rock RV Park, Brenda, AZ
Thurs. 12 Steps to Freedom 7pm            Priesthood & Relief Society 12:00pm                                         Quartzsite First Baptist Church
                                                                                Summer Hours:
Friday: Discipleship Classes 9am10:30am   927-6080                                                                    30 Church St., Qtz.
                                                                                Worship Service 9:00am
927-5808, Pastor Bruce Swart                                                                                          Sunday School - 9:00am
                                                                                If your church is closed for the
                                                                                summer, come visit us!                Morning Worship Hour - 10:00am
Bouse Southern Baptist Church             Community Bible Church                                                      Evening Bible Hour 6:00pm
                                                                                Rev. Rick Roland Sr. 928-916-2055
Sunday Services:                          of Quartzsite                                                               Mid-week Pray Hour 6:00pm
8:45 am – Sunday School                   Sunday School 9:00 am                 Faith for Life Church
10:00 am – Morning Worship                Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am                                             Southern Baptist Church
                                                                                Parker Poston Rd, Ehrenberg, Ariz.
6:00 pm – Back to Basics                  Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm                                              Kofa St., Qtz.
                                                                                Sunday Services 11:00am
Mondays: 6 pm, Men’s Bible Study at       Wenesday Bible Study 6:00 pm                                                Sunday Morning Worship 11:00am
                                                                                Wednesday Services 7:00pm
the parsonage except during revival.      375 E. Sunrise                                                              Evening Services 6:00pm
Wednesdays: 6 pm, Bible Study and         928-927-5035                                                                Sunday School - 9:45am
Prayer Pastor Ted Finkbeiner – 928-                                                                                   928-927-5860
                                                                                Fellowship Baptist
851-2612                                                                        42951 Vicksburg Rd. Salome
                                          Covenant Lutheran Church              “Come just as you are!”
Catholic Community                        270 E. Cowell St., Qtz.               A spiritual oasis in the desert.
Queen of Peace Church                     Sunday Worship Services 9:30am        Sunday School Sun. 9:30am
5005 Mockingbird Dr. Qtz.                 Sunday School/Adult Bible Class       Worship 11:00am
Sunday Mass 5:00pm                        10:30am. 928-927-4113                 Bible Study/Prayer meeting Wed. 5pm

              Adults                                                   Ev   eryone ’s Welco
                                                                                                                             Pastor Jeff Jones
                                                                                                                             (928) 502-0492

  Sunday: Worship (9:30am – Main Sanctuary)                                                                           Asst. Pastor Jeremiah Holcombe
          Evening Bible Study (6pm – Main Sanctuary)                                                                           (928) 916-9571

  Wednesday: Prayer & Bible Study (6pm – Main Sanctuary)

  Sunday:                              (9:30am – Classrooms 1 &2)
                                                                                            Sunday: Sunday School (9:30am – Teen Lounge)
                                                                                                    Youth Bible Study (6pm – Teen Lounge)
                                                                                            Friday: WRECK Nite (6pm – Fellowship Hall)
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                                                                                              After a week like yours,
                                                        drained from the LAPD

                  Quirky Quartzsite’s                   over these 29 years, how
                                                        about over $750,000 from

              Perspectives                                                                           you need a
                                                        the taxpayers’?
                                                          I understand Drum was
                                                        asked to do a desk job by LA
                                                        Police, but stated he could
                   Contributed by Violet Kiss

    Boy, I cannot wait until this elec-
                                                        not sit very long. Now
                                                        coming to the fore, I found
                                            Drum became a Parker Magistrate for
                                                                                                  church like ours!
tion year is over, I’m sure you feel the about six years then a Parker Justice
same way. But Quirky Quartzsite poli- of the Peace for about twelve years. I               Changing Hearts.... Changing Lives...
tics is now enjoined (embroiled?) with assume he will get a full pension for
the Crazy (La Paz) County politics for the eighteen years as Magistrate and
the time being. Enough said, let’s get Justice of Peace. Then he was La Paz            Through Worshiping God and Serving Others
on with today’s subject matter: John Board Supervisor another 4 years.
Drum (Rep), current Board of Super- Does anyone think he did a good job as
visor who now is running for La Paz County Supervisor? Does anyone think                             E
County Sheriff and Jennifer “Jade” the Supervisors did a good job with
Jones (Rep) running for Board of Su- their handling of the Yakima fiasco at
pervisors District 3. She is also running our expense? Now Drum wants to be
for Republican Committeeperson.             the Sheriff at another $104,000 plus
  Let’s make things clear, I am not tell- per year? How many salaries and sepa-
ing anyone whom to choose. This is rate disabilities and pensions does one
factual data on 2 individuals who are man get? Not that he is greedy, smile,
                                            but enough if enough.

                                                                                                                                JOIN US FOR
trying to run for office.
 Many of our townspeople do not know            It’s my understanding his disabil-
much about John Drum, so let’s do           ity pension determined he would be

                                                                                                                               GREAT MOVIES!
some history lessons. He joined the LA unable to sit and do a job, yet he ap-
Police on January 29, 1967. On Feb- peared to do a lot of sitting as Magis-
ruary 24, 1983, Drum was granted a trate, Justice of the Peace and County                  Cartoons @ 6:30 pm •
60% disability retirement (for life) in Supervisor. I’ve been to two Board of
the amount of $1,953.40 per month Supervisors Meetings. At both meet-                          Movie @ 7 pm                          2ND & 4TH
from the LAPD. Sometime soon after ings, 5/20/2011 and 6/14/2012, I
his 1983 hearing, he was investigated, spoke during “call to the public” on
found not as disabled, and his disabil- Quartzsite’s behalf.
                                               What happened? Drum, a former
                                                                                           Free refreshments                        FRIDAYS
ity went down to 50% the minimum.
I couldn’t see a reduced disability         Magistrate and Justice of the Peace
amount when the disability reduced now thinking he can become County
from 60% to 50%, but I assume that Sheriff, argumentatively interrupted
means his disability payment was re- me several times while I was speaking.
                                                                                              EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
duced to about $1,627.83 per month He interrupted and walked out on me                 •   Sunday:                    • Wednesday:
with the additional cost-of-livings.        at the 1st meeting. When this occurred
  Most pensioners receive a maximum again at the 2nd meeting, I asked the                  Christian Education 9am        Women’s Bible Study - 10am
of 3% cost-of-living in good years, and Board whether a public body mem-                   Worship 10:30am                Bible Study 7pm
can be zero in bad years. Drum’s Tier 2 ber is allowed to talk with me, others             Evening Worship 7pm
designation has unlimited cost-of-liv- at the head table also started to talk                                         •   Friday:
ing increases. Some years Drum could to me and say that Drum could com-
have received less than 3% cost-of-liv- ment. I stated, ‘point of order’ (twice)       • Monday:                          Discipleship Class 9am /10:30 am
ing increases, but in better years it could during his interruptions that Drum             12 Steps to Freedom 11am       Grow in your relationship with God
have been much more. Just using 3% may not speak with me but could af-
per year increase for the 29 years since ter I finish. Drum then walked out                                                                              Fire Station
1983 would be more than $3,800 per of the meeting, again. Open Meeting                                                               Church
month disability or more than $45,000 Law ARS 38.431.01(H.) states in part
per year. Would you like to figure out
how much tax-free money one man has             S P EE ERSPECTIVES PAGE 19
                                                                                           For free ride to Church
                                                                                              call (928) 927-5808
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 ABPA Certified No. 29-00027                                 775-790-3260                   665 W. Tyson, Quartzsite, Arizona • 928-927-5808
Page 18                                                                                                      August 15, 2012

 New club formed: Quartzsite RC Race Club
Quartzsite, AZ - Sponsored by Tyson        Do you enjoy putting parts of a kit
Wells, the new Quartzsite RC (Radio        together to make a single operating
Control) Race Club is holding a
                                           machine or structure? Have you ever
                                           wanted to make one of your scale
                                                                                     New RC Auto Track gets finishing touches
Tickets are being sold for only $10        model cars move on its own? Have
each or 3/$25 to raise money for the       you ever wanted to race a big truck,       Kevin Cushman of Cushman Construction and Kym Scott of Tyson Wells
expansion and upkeep of the new RC         but realized the costs involved were     Shows have spent most of the past few months working on designing and build-
Track at Quartzsite Town Park.             prohibitively expensive? Have you        ing the new RC auto track at Town Park. The Town of Quartzsite provided the
                                           ever wanted to teach your son or         dirt for the track and the group of volunteers made the track a reality!
The three prize vehicles, shown            daughter more about real cars and          Cushman designed the viewing stand for spectators to watch the action.
above, were donated by Kym Scott,          how they work? Do you have a com-        With hills, and sharp turns, this is sure to be a popular place for young and old
of Tyson Wells. RC enthusiasts can         petitive spirit but don’t have a good    to watch the excitement of RC truck races. Kids of any age, even if you’re 100,
purchase tickets at the three loca-        way to release it? Do you enjoy work-    are welcome to come out and get involved.
tions: Tyson Wells Show Office, (all        ing with and learning from others for       Call Kym Scott for more information at (928) 927-6364.
three cars) Q-Check Shell Station          a common goal? Do you enjoy good
(Shell car), and Silly Al’s Pizza (Silly   sportsmanship in a friendly, open
Al’s car).                                 setting? Do you enjoy meeting new
                                           people with common interests?
These vehicles are 1:10 Scale, elec-
tric, with battery and charger. RS         A “yes” in answer to any of the ques-
Team Associated’s SC10 RS (Race-           tions (and many others not men-
Spec) is a Ready-To-Run R/C replica        tioned) is a perfect reason to try R/C
of the full size trucks.                   and see how it fits into your life and
                                           busy schedule.

                                                                                                         Volunteers rewarded!
                                                                                        Tyson Wells Shows recently rewarded two RS Team Associated RS
                                                                                        (ready to race) trucks to Justin and Jonathon for all their hard work
                                                                                        in helping to build the track. These two youngsters were instrumental
                                                                                        in helping build the new RC Track at Town Park.
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August 15, 2012                                                                                                                    Page 19

                                           Born: Jan. 17, 1886 in Germany. Died:       toward a journey into the Judge’s           California Disability Pension system is
    Hi Jolly Cemetery                      May 3, 1930 in Prescott, AZ. of Chronic
                                           Pulmonary Tuberculosis at age 44.
                                                                                       chambers puts a new spin on “pioneer
                                                                                       spirit”. The Hagely children have ar-
                                                                                                                                   saying they are too injured to work at
                                                                                                                                   that job. Then he worked as a Magis-
Pioneers -Who were they?                   Buried: Hi Jolly Pioneer Cemetery, Plot
                                           80. Wife: Nettie Kuehn; (born 1889 in
                                                                                       rived! Don’t miss the next miniseries-
                                                                                       Hi Jolly Cemetery’s Pioneers – Who
                                                                                                                                   trate for six years, then Justice of the
                                                                                                                                   Peace for 12 years (apparently will get
                                           Kentucky) married about 1910.                                                           additional big pension dollars), then
By Dinice Ross, Hi Jolly Cemetery                                                      Were They?                                  four years as County Supervisor, where
Records/Historian                            Father: Stephen Kuehn (died 1888).                                                    he does not obey Open Meeting Laws.
   William and Charles Kuehn –             Stepfather: Anton Hagely (died 1928).                                                   Now he wants to take on the role of
Small children, born in Germany, travel-   Mother: Viktoria (Kuehn) Hagely (died          PERSPECTIVES FROM PAGE 17
ing to America and then to the wild west   1940). Brothers: William and Fred
                                           Kuehn. Charlie traveled to Quartzsite       “A public body may make an open call
                                                                                                                                        SEE PERSPECTIVES PAGE 22
- what a challenge: new language, new
                                           at age 7 with his mother and two broth-     to the public during a public meet-
customs, new diversity in foods, the hard-                                             ing, subject to reasonable time, place
ship of desert weather, and all met with   ers, William, 13 and Fred 5. They left
                                           their home in New York City in 1893         and manner restrictions, to allow in-
the loss of a father and the despair of a                                              dividuals to address the public body
widowed mother. Hard work at a young       to join his great uncle, Michael Welz,      on any issue within the jurisdiction of
                                                                                                                    ally opened
                                           owner and operator of the Stage Sta-
age in Tyson’s Well and then growing
into hard working pioneers acking         !tion in Tyson’s Well, Arizona. (Tyson’s     the public party. At the conclusion of

            Rock St
                             in Quartzsite
                                                                                                   Sn ack Shack fin
                                                                                       an open call to the public, individual
                                                                                                                          up treats
                                                                                                           ations ser ved
was the foundation of what it took to for  Well name was changed to Quartzsite         members of the public body may re-
                                                                                                 4 organiz
the people and town to survive.            in 1896 by the U.S. postal dept.) Fred’s    spond to criticism made by those who
  William Kuehn as a young adult           mother, Viktoria, then met and mar-         addressed the public body, may ask
heard about new opportunities in Cali-     ried Anton Hagely and they had three        staff to review a matter or may ask that
                                           more children: John George, Theresa         a matter be put on a future agenda.”
fornia and decided to move there.                                                      My underlining was for emphasis.
Born: March 21, 1881, Germany. Died:       and Emilia.
                                             Charlie worked for Uncle Mike Welz           The next point states “(I.) A mem-
December 1951, Santa Ana, CA. at age 70.                                               ber of the public body shall not know-
                                           at the Stage Station property. Sam                                                                 Sunday Worship: 10am & 6pm
Buried: Santa Ana, CA.                                                                 ingly direct any staff member to com-                   Wednesday Service: 6pm
   William came to America with his        Wilson bought the Stage Station and         municate in violation of this article.”
                                           then died shortly after. Charlie then       I only mention this for on video, two                    Phone: 928-927-5035
Mother Viktoria, Father Stephen Kue-
                                           became the new owner of the Stage           members of the Board, as well as a
hn and younger brother Charles in                                                                                                         “Come join our Family where the
1888. His youngest brother, Fred, was      Station property and Post Office op-         staff member, joined in the unlawful                 Love of Jesus is preached”
                                           erating it until it washed away in the      dialogue. My personal feeling is that
born on the voyage to America.
                                           flood of 1919.                               anyone who takes advantage of the                 375 E. Sunrise St. Quartzsite
  At the age of 13, he with his mother
Viktoria and brothers Charles, 7 years       Quartzsite Census: May 10, 1910 -
                                           Charlie was a stage driver.
old and Fred, 5 years old, traveled on
the recently completed Southern Pa-
cific Railroad from New York to Yuma
                                           In 1911 Charlie bought the Stage Sta-
                                           tion property. Occupation: 1911-1912
                                                                                           Full Service Cardiovascular Office in Quartzsite!
and then by wagon to what was then         - occupation general store owner. Oc-
called Tyson’s Well and later Quartz-      cupation: 1912-1913 - saloon owner.
site. His Great-uncle Michael Welz was     Quartzsite Census: Jan. 5 1920 - he rent-
owner of the Stage Station property at     ed his home, worked as a merchant.
Tyson’s Well. It consisted of a general    Occupation: 1914-1923 – Postmaster.
store, blacksmith, harness shop, butch-    Occupation: 1923 – postmaster, live-
er shop and boarding house.                stock owner. Occupation: April 1930 -
  While working there, his mother met      owned his home worth $400. Working
                                                                                                          Teamwor k eff
and married Anton Hagely, and the          as merchant in general merchandise.                                         or t!
family then grew with another half-        Residence: August 1940 – Los Ange-
brother, John George Hagely and two        les, California.
                                             When Charlie owned the Stage Station,                           AND Tons of Water Fun!
half-sisters; Theresa and Emilia Hage-                                                                      CARDIOVASCULAR DIVISION          OF   IMS
ly. During these years, as William grew    sometimes the floor was waxed with
older, he worked with his great uncle      shavings from miner’s candles and a
Mike Welz, helping in the store and
with the stage horses before ventur-
                                           dance was held. Charlie’s brother, Fred
                                           was one of the musicians, playing guitar         Diagnose and Treat                    Cardiac Services Provided
ing out to look for new opportunities in   and accordion – starting a great tradi-
                                           tion of music in Quartzsite. (Fred mar-          • chest pain                          • stress testing
California, finally settling in Santa Ana
where he made his home. He became          ried Elsie Wilson, Sam Wilson’s widow.)          • shortness of breath                 • echocardiograms
a cement highway builder, according to       Charlie tried to leave the Stage Sta-          • leg pain                            • vascular ultrasound
his half-sister Emilia (Hagely) Wood-      tion to the State Highway Dept. to be
                                           preserved but the state declined the of-         • varicose veins                      • PAD screening
son of Blythe, CA.
  Charles Kuehn -worked for great          fer. His widow Nettie sold it after his          • leg swelling                        • coronary angioplasty/stenting
uncle Michael Welz in his store and        death to Mr. and Mrs. Rice of Blythe,            • palpitations                        • peripheral angioplasty/stenting
also when the store was sold to Sam        CA. It was then deeded to Central
Wilson. Sam passed away and Charles        Yuma County Preservation Society in
                                           1970. This building is now the Tyson’s
became the new owner.
            Headstone reads:               Well Stage Station & Museum.                     LOCATED in Palm Plaza                        All testing done on-site
           CHAS. V. KUEHN                                                                   255 N. Central Blvd. #5
                                           Continue this miniseries story with                                                                  No need to travel
       BORN JANUARY 17, 1886
                                           the half brother and half sisters of the
           DIED MAY 3, 1930
          KUEHN – CHARLIE                  Kuehn children: John George, The-                                    928-927-6105
                                           resa and Emilia Hagely. The progress
  Page 20                                                                                    August 15, 2012
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                    ans page 11
                                                answers on page 22
 ifi Rodriguez

OOKS: Who wrote the best-seller
 afe at Any Speed" in the mid 1960s?
EMS: What color is lapis lazuli?
EOGRAPHY: The Falkland Islands lie
 e coast of which continent?
 nker do?
             Page is
 S. STATES: What16the official slogan                                       DESERT MESSENGER
e state of Illinois?         ans page 11
                                                       ans page 11
  NGUAGE: What does the Latin term
 per fidelis" mean?TEST
                                                                           ans page 11

   By Fifi Rodriguez
RT: What is chiaroscuro?                            TRIVIA TEST
                                                    By Fifi Rodriguez
   1. BOOKS: Who wrote the best-seller
ARTOONS: What is the name of Porky
   "Unsafe at Any Speed" in the mid 1960s?          1. BOOKS: Who wrote the best-seller
  girlfriend? What color is lapis lazuli?
   2. GEMS:                                         "Unsafe at Any Speed" in the mid 1960s?
   3. GEOGRAPHY: of Falkland Islands
  IENCE: What kindThegases are neon lie             2. GEMS: What color is lapis lazuli?
   off the
helium? coast of which continent?                   3. GEOGRAPHY: The Falkland Islands lie
   4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What does a                off the coast of which continent?
MOVIES: Which three comedians
   spelunker do?                                    4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What does a
   5. U.S. movie "ÁThree Amigos!"
ed in theSTATES: What is the official slogan        spelunker do?
   of the state of Illinois?                        5. U.S. STATES: What is the official slogan
  ers                                                         ans page 11
                                                    of the state of Illinois?
   6. LANGUAGE: What does the Latin term                                                                        ans page 11
  lph Nader
   "semper fidelis" mean?                           6. LANGUAGE: What does the Latin term
ue ART: What is chiaroscuro?
   7.                                               "semper fidelis" mean?
   8. America
 uth CARTOONS: What is the name of Porky            7. ART: What is chiaroscuro?
                                                    8. CARTOONS: What is the name of Porky
 plore caves
   Pig's girlfriend?
                                                    Pig's girlfriend?
   9. SCIENCE:
 nd ofhelium? What kind of gases are neon
         Lincoln                                    9. SCIENCE: What kind of gases are neon
   10. faithful
waysMOVIES: Which three comedians                   and helium?
    of light and movie "ÁThree Amigos!"
  estarred in the shadow in painting                10. MOVIES: Which three comedians
                                                    starred in the movie "ÁThree Amigos!"
   1. Ralph
  bleBlue Nader
       gases                                        1. Ralph Nader
   3. Martin, Chevy
 teveSouth America Chase and Martin                 2. Blue
 4. Explore caves                                   3. South America
 5. Land of Lincoln                                 4. Explore caves
 6. Always faithful                                 5. Land of Lincoln
 7. King light and shadow in
007 Use ofFeatures Synd., Inc. painting             6. Always faithful
 8. Petunia                                         7. Use of light and shadow in painting
                                                    8. Petunia
 9. Noble gases
                                                    9. Noble gases
 10. Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin
                                                    10. Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin
  (c) 2007 King Features Synd., Inc.                (c) 2007 King Features Synd., Inc.            ans page 11
August 15, 2012                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Page 21

                                                                                           Capricorn: Dec. 22 to Jan. 19- “I Use”                                                                                yourself to get bummed out by what

                                                                                           August 22, the Sun enters Virgo with                                                                                  you are not doing. In other words stop
                                                                                           the moon in Scorpio, this will be a                                                                                   being so hard on yourself. let the past
                                                                                           very powerful day for you!! Be sure                                                                                   be in the past and focus on what good
                                                                                           and be rested, and exercised, lots of                                                                                 things you can do in the future.
                                                                                           feelings and emotions will be running

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Aries: March 21 to April 19- “I AM”.       just remember to keep clear with the            Let go of any regrets from the past                                                                                    Barbara has been writing Horo-
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   PERSPECTIVES FROM PAGE 19              RADICAL is putting it mildly. I am a         cense like other businesses do?           You may buy a season pass for Sep-
                                           Republican and my view about gov-             What I really have issue with is her tember 15 through April 15, but you
County Sheriff at more than $100,000 ernment is NOTHING like Jennifer’s.                not telling the truth and starting or must remove every single item and
with a full circle back to law enforce- The public deserves to know what her            embellishing rumors in her paper and move out 100%. From April 16th
ment where he took a 50% lifetime true views about government are. She                  blogs to deliberately damage others. through September 14th, the fee is $10
disability in the first place. It seems to clearly disdains government rules and         Especially grievous was her very taste- per vehicle for day-use, $15 per vehicle
me that running for County Sheriff 30 regulations and feels they do not apply           less character assassination of Rosalee for overnight use, or $75 annually per
years after getting a lifetime disability to her. Is that someone we want as a          Oldham Wheeler and Bob Kelly after vehicle, for up to 5 people per vehicle.
is a slap in the face to tax payers who County Supervisor?
have to pay for all these government
                                                                                                                   DESERT MESSENGER
                                                                                        their passing. There is NO excuse for The maximum stay is 14 days in
                                             Jennifer has sued the Town of Quartz-      this despicable behavior and many a 28-day period. As clarified to
pensions. If he truly deserved to re- site a number of times, losing each one
ceive disability in law enforcement in to-date and costing the Town a fortune                                                          Designs by
                                                                                        Quartzsite residents can never forgive me, you must completely move out by
                                                                                        her for things like this.               April 15th and move to another loca-

1983, is it logical to think he could do a in legal fees. The Town (case #PZ-               Amongst publics records, videos tion at least 25 miles away for at least
good job as County Sherriff in his 70’s 20110019) is suing her for the obsti-           and her latest ‘Meet the Candidates’ 14 days before you could come back to
thirty years later?                        nate and literal refusal to get a business   speech, we have so much to share. I that first place. At no time from 4/16
   The job of Country Sheriff is very license for conducting business(es).              will highlight some. Jennifer stated to 9/14 can you stay for more than 14
strenuous. Don’t we deserve a Sherriff She obviously feels she does not have                                                             Beads (new & old
                                                                                        that she currently lives on La Posa days at a time and removing everything
who is in top condition and not some- to obey government laws and rules. If             North LTVA which is in District 3. She that is yours 100% and moving at least
one who is receiving medical disability the laws do not apply to her, then how          possibly lived there for a short time 25 miles away, period. Jennifer has
for 30 years because of an injury that can they apply to anyone? This has               back in December as she was evicted almost always lived in what is District
caused him to be unable to work in law been going on for years. She’s had a             from a commercial building’s parking 2. Her businesses are in District 2. I
enforcement? Wouldn’t it be great if “pet salon” business for many years.               lot. Photos were taken of her camp in have been told by many people that
Drum could get another big salary and Her Desert Freedom Press newspa-                  La Posa with her upside down Ameri- Jennifer is living on Richard Oldham’s
another big pension at tax payers’ ex- per began about 1.5 years ago, with              can flag. Hopefully she had a paid pass property North of I-10 in District 2,
pense? Ouch, I surely do not want to an Ehrenberg Post Office Box. I guess               instead of her former bragging of hav- not in District 3.
feed his “kitty” any more. The ‘good she thinks if she uses an out-of-town              ing permission to move in there.          We wish instead of the anti-Quartzsite
ole boy’ network is still humming address she does not need a business                    I checked with our District BLM. I bashing, Jennifer would actually help
along with the typical ‘bedmates’.         license in Quartzsite even though she        was assured that no one has or will our communities here, like so many of
  The La Paz County Voter’s data- runs the business from Quartzsite and
base from July 2011 shows Jennifer distributes papers to Quartzsite.                                                                                Pearls
                                                                                        give permission for anyone includ- our selfless Quartzsite citizens do.
                                                                                        ing Jennifer Jones to live there year-    Here are a few direct quotes from
“Jade” Jones, as registered to vote on        Jennifer claims to be an award-win-                                                     Jewelry ~ Wire meet-
                                                                                        round. Jennifer’s words at MTC were: Jennifer at Meet the Candidates Wra
6/4/2010 as a Libertarian, yet she is ning groomer since she was all of 18              “You can buy a season pass and you ing last month (word-for-word from
running as a Republican for the Board years old. If that is true, after all of          can buy a summer pass. And you can the video). I hope Gems these! “I
                                                                                                                                                    you enjoy
of Supervisors District 3 and for a Re- these years, you would expect she has           live there cheaply, and I do.” It ap- think everybody should have enough
publican Party committeeperson.            a good clientele here. She advertises                                                         Magnetic themselves
                                                                                        pears that either the BLM officials are time to make an idiot of Therapy
  Being a Libertarian makes sense her Pet Salon business in Quartzsite
for what she publishes and publicly District 2, and she obviously has a                                                                           Jewelry
                                                                                        not telling the truth or Jennifer Jones and that especially includes people
                                                                                        told a bold-faced lie at the Meet the who want to run for office.” (?) “So,
speaks. Are you familiar with the Newspaper business in Quartzsite,
Libertarian platform? To say it is how could she not need a business li-
                                                                                        Candidates meeting. You choose.                           30% off
                                                                                                                                I’m really grateful for this opportuni-
                                                                                                                           Page 11 You are welcome, Jennifer.
                                                                                                                                ty.” (?)
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   Real Estate advertised
   in Desert Messenger is                                                                                                                                 *for items under $999 (30 words, 1/mo./private party)
    subject to the Federal
  Fair Housing Act of 1988.
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    knowingly accept any
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                                                                                                                                                                      2 ads for $8
      Estate which is in                                                                                                                          
     violation of the law.
COMPUTER TUTOR. I can              DROP OFF UNUSED or ex-              TRADE TRADE Hard to find             1991 WINNABAGO WAR-                   IMMEDIATE       OCCUPANCY
help you learn basic computer      pired prescription medications      1989 Ford one ton cargo van.         RIOR (a Mini Winnie). Good            for 1 and 2 Bedroom Units.               Local AA Meetings
skills. Windows XP, Vista, also    at the Drop Box at Quartzsite       Great shape, but needs engine        condition. Has a generator,           Quartzsite Senior Apartments
Mac OS. Basics of Microsoft        Police Dept., corner of Plym-       oil pump. Many new parts.            AC, microwave, dishes, stove,         1615 E. Quail Trail. Designed
Word & using the Internet. Call    outh and Coyote. 8-5 Mon-Fri.                                            refregerator. $5,000 firm. 760-       specifically for Senior 55+.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Alcoholics Anonymous
                                                                       Want to trade for good running
Christina 928-399-9059.                                                American car. 928-916-2023.          668-0125 or 760-668-3339.             Household income limits apply.              Meetings
                                   DELL 1564 LAPTOP, web                                                                                          Contact Anita 928-927-4410                Quartzsite, AZ
WANTED: 1959 EL CAMINO.            cam, wifi, Win 7, $535. Harry       WANTED SMALL APT refrig-             LOVELY 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath              for more information.
Running, not project car. Email:   760-315-2815.                       erator, 30” or so tall for keeping   home in Rainbow acres, for                                               Keep it Simple Meeting                                                      water cold, call 928-916-1099.       Sale. $ 151,000/Offer. Must           24 HOUR CRISIS LINE
                                   WHEN IN DOUBT, call Bob out!                                             see to appreciate. Please call        Problems with drugs? Alcohol?
                                                                                                                                                                                     Mon. 10am
FREE TO GOOD HOME: 3               Quartzsite area only. Will bar-     FOR SALE BY OWNER.                   Suzan for appointment to see.         Depression? Mental health?         Wed. 10am Joe & Charlie Study
mo. Female Part Heeler, has        ter the job. Plumbing, porches,     Quartzsite: 3 bedroom home           at 928-228-8069                       Suicidal thoughts? Call Cen-       Fri. 10am 12x12 Book Study
shots; spay and rabies paid        and most home repairs. Call         with patio - $69,900. 3 bed-                                               patico, serving La Paz County.     103 S. Moon Mt.
for. Very good with other dogs     for free estimates. Call or text    room 2 bath home with patio.         WANTED: OLD RAILWAY TIES              866-495-6735.
                                                                                                                                                                                     (across from Isaiah 58)
(big & small). Contact Alix 760-   Bob 928-916-9812.                   Full grown saguaros and other        or short telephone poles for
883-0391.                                                              desert vegetation. Home has          retaining wall for garden, Call       FREE CLASSIFIED ADS for
                                   COOL GETAWAY in beautiful           a large add on. Covered RV           927-6551                              items selling $999 and under,      Local Survivors Meeting
TRAILERS FOR RENT, fully           Prescott. 3 bdrm., 1 1/2 bath       parking. 560 N. Loma Vista                                                 Yard Sales, Wanted, Free to        Mon. & Thur. 5:30pm
furnished. Year-round. $325/       mobile home. Excellent con-         Ln., Quartzsite, Arizona. Will       WANTED: VOLUNTEER TO                  good home, etc. Desert Mes-        Community Bible Church,
mo + up. Cactus Patch. Call        dition with almost new heat         consider carrying mortgage           teach basic computer skills and       senger. Call 541-218-2560.
                                                                                                                                                                                     375 E. Sunrise
928-927-6717.                      pump and water heater. Fully        with substantial down.               cell phone lessons to local se-
                                   furnished including refrigera-      Phone: 479-451-0535 or               niors. Call Pat, 928-927-6031.        AFTER YOUR YARD SALE…
HELP WANTED:                       tor, washer, dryer in a very        479-270-8005.                                                              what’s next? Call us. We can       Snow Birds Group
Q-Town Cafe                        nice park. Close to town. Park                                           WE BUY & SELL estates, an-            schedule to pick up your ex-       Tues. & Sat. noon
Apply Within.                      requres credit check. $350/mo.      1993 FORD F-250 4x4 Diesel.          tiques, collectibles, jewelry, art,   cess or left-over items! Quartz-   Community Bible Church,
1099 W. Main St.                   space rent (includes water).        Needs head gasket. Make of-          toys, gold, silver, coins, vintage    site Community Thrift Store.
Quartzsite                                                                                                                                        928-927-6039, or
                                                                                                                                                                                     375 E. Sunrise
                                   Only 2 1/2 hours from Quartz-       fer. 760-315-2815.                   clothes & household items.
                                   site. $13,500. 928-916-9563.                                             Call 928-927-5479.                    928-916-7338.
FOR SALE Electric Wheel-                                               BICYCLES- man’s Diamond                                                                                       No Name Group
chair with charger. Like New.      RIVER TOYS, Four “River             Back 18 speed, woman’s Spe-          IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY for               NOTICE to Advertisers:             Wed. & Fri. 5pm
Cash with trade - $300 cash        Run” inflatables; $30.00 for all.   cial Breast Cancer edition, with     2 and 3 Bedroom Units. Las               Please check your ad(s).
                                                                                                                                                                                     103 S. Moon Mt.
firm with trade (whatever you                                                                                                                       Errors/corrections must be
                                   Two person BOAT with oars,          gel seats, kick stands, helmets,     Casas de Quartzsite 1617 E.
got). Call or text Bob at          $55.00. Four life vests,”coast                                           Quail Trail. Many amenities in-
                                                                                                                                                  submitted before deadline, to       (across from Isaiah 58)
                                                                       and water bottles. Both like                                               be published in the next avail-
928-916-9812.                      guard approved”, 1 xlarge, 1        new. $150.00 each. Original          cluding pool and washer/dryer                able edition of the
                                   large, and 2 medium, $15.00         value $629.99. Have receipts.        hook up. Household income                   Desert Messenger.              Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of
2011 ROADMASTER 6-speed            each, all used once. Call           928-916-3534.                        limits apply. Contact Anita 928-             DEADLINES are               men and women who share their experience,
                                                                                                                                                       printed - in multiple         strength, and hope with each other that they
women’s mountain bike. $500/       928-916-3534                                                             927-4410 for more information.         locations - in EVERY issue
or best cash offer. Serious in-                                        COMMERCIAL POP MACHINE,                                                      of the Desert Messenger!
                                                                                                                                                                                     may solve their common problem and help
quiries only. 928-927-6021.        HEADLIGHTS! Like new again.         8 slots, $150. 928-671-0778.         100 PERCENT Guaranteed                 For rates and deadlines visit     others to recover from alcoholism. The only
                                   Professionally    recondtioned                                           Omaha Steaks - SAVE 65 per-             requirement for membership is a desire to stop
LARGE 1 BEDROOM park               headlights. No more yellow,         WORK WANTED:                         cent on the Family Value Col-                                            drinking. There are no dues for A.A. member-
model with huge covered            oxidized, scratched, dark, ugly     Christian gentleman will sit         lection. NOW ONLY $49.99                                                 ship; we are self-supporting through our own
screened porch, swamp cooler       headlights. Lasts for years. Up     with the elderly for only $3/        Plus 3 FREE GIFTS & right-                                               contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect,
and AC unit, storage shed.         to 95-100% increase in night vi-    hour, day or night. Year-round       to-the-door delivery in a reus-                                          denomination, politics, organizations or institu-
Rents start at $350/mo. + utili-   sion. Only $20/light. Will come     in Quartzsite. No car. Call 760-     able cooler. ORDER TODAY                                                 tions; does not wish to engage in controversy;
ties. Call 928-927-6715 visit      to home or work. Results guar-      285-2199.                            at 1-888-525-7494 or www.                                                neither endorses or opposes any causes. Our or email         anteed. 480-593-7116.                                          , use                                              primary purpose is to stay sober and help other Small qui-                                                                                code 45102XMA.                                                           alcoholics to achieve sobriety. Reprinted with
et drug free park.                 2006 GULF STREAM Cavalier                                                                                                                         permission of the AA Grapevine, Inc.
                                   32 ft. Trailer, sleeps 4. $6900/
ANIMAL CLINIC OF Quartz-           offer. Set up at Desert Gardens
site is OPEN during the sum-       RV Park or will move. Call
                                                                                SEE THIS AD?                                                                           Sell your RV, Auto, ATV, Boat
mer on Monday, Tuesday             928-927-3850.
and Thursday from 9:00 am                                                                                                                                               or Truck in the Classifieds!
to 12:00 noon. Walk ins wel-       FOR RENT, available August              So will buyers of your RV, Auto, ATV,
come. We are at 745 W. Main
St., Quartzsite. Call us for
                                   1, 2012 or sooner, 1 bedroom
                                   $375.00 plus utilities.  Call
                                                                                      Boat, or Truck!
                                                                           Desert MESSENGER
more info at 928-927-6404.         928-927-6715.

FOR SALE: 2000 Ford F              1997 FORD VAN E-150 Good                    gets RESULTS!                                                       Desert MESSENGER
150. Runs great. Lots of
new parts. Call or text Bob
                                   condition. $2500/offer.                                                                                         gets RESULTS!
                                   928-927-3850.                                      Contact Rain at 541-218-2560
at 928-916-9812.                                                                                                                                                Contact Rain at 541-218-2560
                                                                                   or email                                       or email

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