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May 5, 2010

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M�� 5, 2010  LETTERS FROM PAGE 4 The state has already made sig- nifi cant cuts in AHCCCS payments to hospitals. Arizona’s hospitals are now paid just 76 percent of the cost of providing care to AHCCCS patients. Hospitals must cut services, lay off staff or shift costs onto private health insurance plans. The Arizona Hos- pital and Healthcare Association has long argued that this represents a hid- den health-care tax on businesses and families, who end up paying more for private health insurance as a result. Prop. 100 is not a permanent in- crease, nor does it provide a perma- nent solution to our state’s budget problems. If the Arizona voters allow us this reprieve, it gives us the time to plan for the future. It gives us time to elect those persons to our state and federal leadership positions who share our views on spending and the other critical issues that affect our economy. We need to be very, very involved in this next election, because our future depends on it. Proposition 100 will, however, serve as a bridge over some troubled fi scal waters we face in the next three years and provide stability for our core in- stitutions as the state’s economy re- builds. Arizona’s hospital community is a proven economic catalyst for the state. Our hospitals employ more than D����� M�������� 80,000 people and contribute $11.5 billion to the gross state product. Hos- pital employees account for 7 percent of Arizona’s wages and salaries. In fact, our hospitals have added thousands of jobs during the most severe times of our state’s recession economy. A temporary increase in the state’s sales tax is a practical solution to to- day’s economic challenges. I support Prop. 100 and ask for your consideration. We need this now be- cause of what has occurred in our state over the past ten years of fi scal maneu- verings and the “play ahead” game of not balancing our spending with cur- rent revenues. ‘This temporary measure will allow Arizona voters the time to make deci- sions about major fi scal issues affect- ing the state: We have so many issues at stake here, and we can’t fi x these overnight. We need some temporary support for this to give us time.” I promise you that I will work just as diligently to end this tax in three years. Thank you. Sincerely, Vickie Clark CEO of La Paz Regional Hospital and Clinics in Parker [Editor’s note: Sent as a Press Release Letter to the Editor, DM choose to print the whole letter] Coffee with Cops Wed. May 5 continues through the summer Quartzsite Police Department invites you to Town Hall for Coffee with Cops on Wed. May 5 from 8am-9am. ...and donuts, too! Join them the fi rst Wednesday of each month! Here’s your chance to bring your questions and concerns to the Quartzsite Police Department. For more informa- tion: 928-927-4644. 14,000 SQ. FT. BUILDING ON 6 ACRES This exceptionally huge building in Bouse has unlimited potential. 100’x140’ red iron steel building, entirely open, clear span. New steel siding, new insulation, lighting and 4 roll-up doors. Good well, septic. Owner is offering building and improvements on 6 acres. Additional available. Easy access and great exposure off Hwy. 72. 44815 Joshua Road. $459,000 CALL: Pat Schlecht - Branch Manager, Bouse Cell 928-380-2275 Email: orientation, May 17 8th Grade You’re invited to experience a day in the life of a Scholar! Students will get to experience the schedule, curriculum and classroom activities that are provided at The Scholars’ Academy Campus in Quartz- site. Students who are entering 7-12th grade in the Fall, are invited to attend. Parents are welcome too! Orientation for Quartzsite and Bouse students will take place on Monday, May 17th from 8:30 – 12:00 Breakfast & Lunch will be provided Call the school for more information and dates for Ehrenberg student ori- entation, 928-927-9420. P��� 5  SCIENCE FAIR FROM PAGE 4 well water. Watson compared all the water samples by determining the content of each sample and the con- clusion was that all samples were safe, but some were better than others. One student had a volcano made of paper and covered with sand, with an opening at the top where she had placed some baking soda. When you added water to it, the soda bubbled over the top, creating the lava effect. One student compared the hairs from her dog to her own, and another did a demonstration of how electricity could be made from fruit and batteries. Sev- eral others did displays of the solar system, and there was even a rocket that launched! It must have been hard for the judges to choose winners from all the great entries from the students! A special thanks to all the teachers and parents who helped the students with their projects. It was a great show, and we look forward to another one next year!  PHOTOS & WINNERS PAGE 14 The political choice in this election is really simple. We cannot afford to go back to the old-style politics that caused the mess we’re in now. There needs to be a middle ground here. We CAN all work together to help Quartzsite become a thriving, self-suffi cient town. If you want your town to move forward and become a better place to live, then the current Mayor and Council is the best choice. WES HUNTLEY FOR MAYOR PATRICIA ANDERSON ROBERT KELLEY JERRY LUKKASSON For Town Council It is Quartzsite’s Future That Is Important, NOT Personal Agendas! We NEED Your Vote on May 18th! Paid For By Ron Jones, Proud To Be a Full Time Quartzsite Resident PO Box 4883, Quartzsite, AZ 85359 Property! What a

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