Desert Messenger

January 16, 2013

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Page 4 Hello Neighbors The grand opening for the Community Center was fun, when the chairs and exercise equipment arrive the Center will be open Monday –Friday from 8:00AM-8:00PM. Please be aware that even during cold weather we still need to drink a lot of water and if going out into the desert make sure you let somebody know where you are going. Take care of yourself, your neighbors and your furry friends. Bye for now, Patricia Anderson Quartzsite Town Council Happy vendor I talked with a vendor who went to the vendor breakfast the town put on last week. Besides enjoying the food, Animal Clinic of Quartzsite 745 W. Main St. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Hours 9am-noon No Appt. Necessary 928-927-6404 LETTERS TO EDITOR POLICY Desert Messenger encourages letters from its readers. Letters should be no longer than 300 words, and may be edited for grammar, content and length. OPINIONS EXPRESSED HERE DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THOSE OF THE DESERT MESSENGER. We invite you to not only see a problem, but search for the solution to share with the community, keeping the bene�it of all in mind. Letters considered libelous, in poor taste, on a personal issue, mean spirited or dominated by Scripture quotes will not be published. Third party letters will not be accepted. To avoid confusion over people with common or similar names, writers must provide a full name and indicate the name they are known by. Writers must provide a full street address and phone number. Rvers can provide the location of park/BLM land, etc. Street addresses will not be published. Phone numbers are for veri�ication only and will not be printed. Mail letters to: Desert Messenger, P.O. Box 3185, Quartzsite, AZ 85359 or E-mail to: 541-218-2560 OPINION THE PEOPLE'S VOICE he was very pleased with the information given about the town's insurance. Both of us read in another paper that the town had insurance problems, but the vendor was adamant about the town actually having duplicate insurance for a few days, not like the story in that other paper. So I called the town hall, and sure enough, I was told the town did have insurance coverage. I also learned that the rising cost of the town's insurance was because of things that happened in 2010. Didn't Ed Foster become mayor that year? Didn't he file all those complaints with the state and insist on the investigations of the chief of police? Could that have had anything to do with the insurance problems? The vendor told me he was real happy about the town holding the breakfast, so the vendors could ask questions and get straight answers. But he said he wished some of the council or the mayor had shown up. The vendor was also very helpful in explaining that the vendor rates didn't go up, like I read on the Internet, too. I'm glad to hear Quartzsite is not what those stories say. It was nice to visit with a few vendors who are doing well this year. What's up with the rumor mill in Quartzsite? Tom Brooks, California Willow Creek Traders NOW Featur ing Ritter Hats custom made by Herb Buy Sell Trade Quality Used BOOKS! Antiques & Collectibles Glass Trade BEADS Leather Goods Handmade Knives Quartzsite Marketplace 50 E. Kuehn #22 Next to Bad Boys Cafe 208-431-0111 Mad as hell Dear Editor, It was brought to my attention about a letter to the Editor in the Jennifer Jones' Desert Freedom Press that the author Meredith Bachmann and Co. apparently, referring to my father as Elmer Fudd, wrote 'We were disappointed to see that the shriveled up, evil little Elmer Fudd is is still spouting off. We were hoping that either something poisonous had bitten him or that he had bitten the dust this summer. ( Fingers Crossed)." And these people say they are happy to be back in Quartzsite? I guess so they can spout their evil attitudes and keep the town in an uproar all winter then leave there hate and destruction behind for another year as they go there merry way. Of course my dad is not the only one they speak ill of. Joanne Winner volunteer's many hours each week, to help the community, at the Business Chamber, Community Thrift Store, or General Store. If these people would take the time to find out the truth before they write their vile letters the community would be better off. I can't speak for Joanne but if Meredith and Co's attention was to hurt my Mom and Dad well, it didn't work however I'm mad as hell. Does it feel good to pick on a couple of 90 year olds? When you go after my Dad you get my Mom too. As soon as I find out who you are, the rest of the community will know also. Sincerely, Carolyn Guthrie P.S. My Dad has copies of all his Letters to the Editor and anyone is welcome to come over and read them. Ham gathering in Qtz Quartzfest* 2013 is January 15th thru 26th, 2013. Location: Roadrunner BLM 14-day camping area MP 99. January 16, 2013 Quartzfest, huh???? The following is a very short list of what happens at Quartzfest*: Amateur Radio, RV'ing (both Full and Part timers), Alternative Energy Emergency Preparation and Survival (Prepping), Geocaching, Off Roading, Hidden Transmitter Hunting, HOBO STEW and Pot Lucks, Work Camping round table, Prospecting, Antenna Shootout, Antenna and Solar Walkabout plus much, much more...... Quartzfest* has been extended to eleven days. Opening Ceremony will be on Tuesday January 15th at 2:00 pm and will officially end with our "Last Hoorah Cookout on the Coals" on Friday afternoon January 25th. We'll have a Farewell Lunch cookout Saturday afternoon the 26th following our second "Yard Sale"so we have a chance to say "Farewell to our new and old friends 'til Next Year". (2013 Desert R.A.T.S. Palm Springs Hamfest has been cancelled) If you're not an amateur radio operator yet, or want to upgrade our license to a higher class, you'll be able to take your exam's right there at Quartzfest* and have your call sign or upgrade from the FCC by weeks end. If you've never attended Quartzfest*'ve missed out on a HAM Experience of a lifetime. If you don't know anyone at Quartzfest* when you get there, by the time the week is over, you'll have friendships that will last forever. * All cookouts except our HOBO Stew are "Pot Luck" For more info, drop by our Events page and Calendar at We hope to see you at Quartzfest* in January 15-26, 2013 73, Steve Weed KO4QT and Angel Quartzfest* Organizers High Spirit Flutes Harry is back! (formerly of Rice Ranch) NEW LOCATION! Tyson Wells Showgrounds Row J-23 Nominated for 2008 & 2009 Indian Summer 970-319-5375 Music Awards

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