Vol. 8. AUGUST 15, 2012
www.DesertMessenger.com “Quartzsite’s FREE Community Paper” 541-218-2560
Huge turnout for Quartzsite
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
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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-
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;
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.
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
www.facebook.com portation and support for Marilyn world. All good qualities of life. love the boulders for what they are.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 @
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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
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
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The Citizens of La Paz County....
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Monoxide fume, if you wanted to stay
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
LETTERS TO EDITOR POLICY
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.
OPINIONS EXPRESSED HERE DO NOT
WE’RE BACK @ Main St. Laundromat Let’s all get to know each other and
NECESSARILY REPRESENT THOSE OF
Just Rambling... be more open and respectful to each
THE DESERT MESSENGER.
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
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,
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]
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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 http://www.eohighschool.com
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)
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- www.MyQuartzsite.com
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.
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
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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!
www.VoteLyle.com • We Can and Should Treat Everyone EQUAL
• Let’s Stop Unthoughtful and Wasteful Spending!
Experience • We Should Be Wise and CONSERVATIVE when
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• Let’s Stop Neglecting the Real Problems and
Needs of our County.
• We Should Be RESPONSIVE in a Timely Manner to the
People of La Paz County.
• Eight years corporate experience in finance, Blain HAROLD
with six years as a supervisor LA PAZ COUNTY
• Twenty-four years self-employed in agriculture,
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DISTRICT 3 SUPERVISOR
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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
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unteers hauled it on a trailer around has been so successful!!
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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 Realtor.com. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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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 ﬁve2productions.com
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 www.ﬁve2productions.com
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
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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- www.QuartzsiteVideos.com
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
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
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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!”
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.
meetings, you DO have a voice. All
There has been some confusion you have to do is ask. It might be
recently, with newly elected and ap- more efﬁcient to ask in writing in an
pointed council members. In an effort email, as that will be easier for council
to clarify, Quartzsite Town Manager
http://kbuxradio.com Alex Taft told Desert Messenger,
members to respond. It’s also good to
follow through with your request.
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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.
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 ProudNeighbors@yahoo.com.
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: email@example.com
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
many reasons. The most obvious one La Paz County Assessor’s Ofﬁce
is changes made to the property. A Phone (928) 669-6165
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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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District #2 Tyson Wells Sell-A-Rama - January 18 - 27, 2013
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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
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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
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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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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”
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Friday: Discipleship Classes 9am10:30am 927-6080 30 Church St., Qtz.
Worship Service 9:00am
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If your church is closed for the
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Bouse Southern Baptist Church Community Bible Church Evening Bible Hour 6:00pm
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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
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Wednesday Services 7:00pm
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851-2612 42951 Vicksburg Rd. Salome
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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
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
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
Se rtz sid l
a ! en
Qu area t!
JOSEPH BRUNO • BACK FLOW SPECIALIST
115 N. Emelia, PO Box 581, Quartzsite 928-916-4965
ABPA Certified No. 29-00027 775-790-3260 665 W. Tyson, Quartzsite, Arizona • 928-927-5808
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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
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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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
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
Sn ack Shack ﬁn
an open call to the public, individual
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-
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
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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
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
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.
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