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January 16, 2013

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Page 28 t Grea as m t Chris ts! Gif CRR ART GLASS In Memoriam Crooked River Ranch Art Glass HANDMADE, AFFORDABLE GLASS ART Unique One-of-a-Kind Pieces! Earrings $5 - Pendants $10 ea. 2/$18 All Pendants include cords. Barrettes from $10 Rings $5 - Wind Chimes starting at $18 Located at Rose RV Park 600 E. Kuehn #12 Hours: 10am - 5pm Tues. - Sun. 541-604-6444 ~ SOLAR SPECIAL! ~ 145 WATT SOLAR SYSTEM Installed $ 69900 Includes: 145 Watt Solar Panel, 30 Amp Digital Charge Controller, Tilt Mount Kit, Wire, etc. M & S Solar Electric O pen 9-5 Closed ys Sunda We accept SOLAR SYSTEM & INVERTER INSTALLATION / REPAIR credit cards! Drive 22 miles south for HUGE savings Specializing in RV Solar Sales & Service US 95 South @ Stone Cabin January 16, 2013 Next to Randy's Hamburgers • Mike & Sherry Bacon • 928-446-6514 Maxine May Powell Armstrong, 91, went to be with her Lord on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2012. She was born on June 29, 1921, in Trent, S.D., to Everett and Inez (Underwood) Powell. At age 15, her family moved to Hayden Lake, Idaho. She married Don Curlin, U.S. Marine Corps, before moving to the Territory of Alaska, where her first daughter, Deloras Le, was born in 1942. They then moved to Idaho, where daughter Joan was born in 1943 at the Farragut Naval Station. After World War II, they moved to the Castle Rock area. In the early 1970s, Maxine joined Castle Rock Christian Church. She was a member of the Pauline Circle and started the mailbox club ministry. In the mid-1970s, Maxine owned and operated Mom's Kitchen in Castle Rock. From 1998 to 2003, she spent her retirement years in Quartzsite, Ariz., where she was very active in community service, with Quartzsite Town Council, Library, VFW Auxiliary. She was a founding member of GFWC Quartzsite Women's Club. She moved back to Castle Rock in 2003 to live with her daughter Joan and son-in-law Ron. Maxine was a fun-loving, vivacious woman who was much loved and will be greatly missed. Survivors include daughter Joan Curlin Pingle (Ron) of Castle Rock; grandsons Rick Pingle (Lisa) of Kalama, Greg Letter to Editor-Maxine Armstrong Palo Verde Valley Times -ARCHIVES June 16, 1993 Looking back the past three years, I think of our dusty roads, dark streets and sweage seeping to the top of the ground because the ground doesn't percolate. I could see, if this continued, hepititis and typhoid fever taking over this area. The snowbird visitors in the winter contribute to this problem for three to eight months of the year, then go home to their sewer systems, clean water, sidewalks and shaded homes. A lot of our residents have a summer home where the air is cool and they have all of the amenities we wish for. Those who want Quartzsite to return to the way it once was should think about it. This little town has a wealth of opportunities. Some people here with Maxine May Powell Armstrong Martin (Stephanie) of San Antonio, Texas, and James Martin (Sharon) of Burien, Wash.; granddaughters Laura L. Smith (Dan) of Castle Rock and Kelli Martin of Kelso; brothers Don R. Powell (Bev) of Castle Rock and Ron Powell of Hoopa, Calif.; eight great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; special friend Martha McMillan; and longtime friend, Opal Nelson. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Deloras Le Curlin Martin; five brothers; and two sisters. A celebration of life was held at Jan. 12 at Castle Rock Christian Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice in lieu of flowers. their egotistical attitudes, just want to prove they are the biggest bulls in the pasture. It is a pity to see this town being pushed back 'til it hurts. I can only see more fighting. If anyone invades the procedures of Quartzsite, the will be run out of town and put down. This town will grown and be a better place to retire. It's on it's way. Mr. Mayor and town council, the obstacles you have to overcome can be accomplished. The town of Quartzsite won't stop now. We have just begun to fight. Keep moving forward with your plans and the people who truly believe in Quartzsite will stand behind you. Mr. Mayor, I know you want what is best for Quartzsite. Hats off to you. Maxine Armstrong, Quartzsite

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