Desert Messenger

May 5, 2010

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P��� 8  INNOCENT FROM PAGE 1 walk. We are so fortunate living in a small community. Everyone seems to watch out for his neighbor and we know when strangers are present. I encourage all to continue this practice. Parents, in- form your children of the rule, ‘there is safety in numbers’, and to be cautious of strangers, especially those who make them uncomfortable.” Mayor Huntley continued, “Let them know you are al- ways there to listen to these concerns, and will act on them if need be. These types of discussions could ensure we never have a ‘Polly Klaas’ incident in our town. With everyone’s diligence in this most crucial matter, our most pre- cious commodity, OUR CHILDREN, will remain safe and grow to become parents themselves and future leaders in our beloved Quartzsite.” The walk started east on Tyson Dr., with a police escort, and two of our fire trucks also fell in line behind the walk- ers with their lights flashing- it was wonderful to see so many come out for this event again this year! We’d like to thank Town Hall staff, Alex Taft, and Tracey Richardson for D����� M�������� helping with the walk by providing re- freshments for everyone after we got to Town Hall. Thanks also to Paul Car- nevale for helping organize, to Q-Check Shell for the ice, and the Quartzsite Business Chamber for donating the water and ribbons. Special thanks to Tony and Cee Carnevale for doing a lot of running around and making the rib- bons, and for getting the flyers printed and out. A special thanks also to Quartzsite grow bigger each year, and that other communities will hear about it and de- cide to do their own “Walk for the Inno- cent” to raise awareness of this unfor- tunately growing problem of predators and other forms of child abuse, so it can be dealt with and our children can feel safe. That was the inspiration for this event, and our goal. Thanks to everyone who came out to show their support. We know we are making a difference! Times and the Desert Messenger for giving us space to get the story out and helping make it such a big success. The banner was made by Paul Winer. Also a special thanks to the Quartzsite School District and Scholars’ Academy for bringing their students out for this event. People don’t often think of this town as having many kids because they are in school all day, but we do have well over 200 students in town, not count- ing all the little brothers and sisters at home. That is why this event is so im- portant; we need people to be aware of the dangers that take the innocence of our children all over the country. We are hoping that this event will READER’S OASIS BOOKS WACOG invites public input May 18th Public Service Announcement: A Public Hearing will be held May 18, 2010 to discuss the Western Arizo- na Council of Governments (WACOG) Area Agency on Aging, Region IV, Area Plan. This is a planning document which identifies priority needs, goals, objec- tives and activities that will be under- taken by the Area Agency on Aging in developing programs for fiscal years 2011 through 2013 for individuals aged 60 and older in Yuma, La Paz and Mo- have Counties. The Public Hearings provide an opportunity for community input into the plan. 690 E. Main - Quartzsite (one block east of Family Dollar) 928-927-6551 The location, date, and time for the Public Hearing are as follows: Public Hearing for Comments: Parker Community Senior Nutrition Center 1115 12th Street, Parker, AZ May 18, 2010 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. J & S COVERS Custom Shade Screens for Your Deck, Windows, Patios, & RV Awnings FREE ESTIMATES! Reduce heat coming through the glass by 70-90%. Block out 90% of UV rays that fade and destroy your interior. Screens are mildew and fade resistent. Need only occasional cleaning. Long lasting vinyl coated polyester. Phifer Screen has 5-year warranty. 645 N. Central, Hwy. 95 Serving Quartzsite since 1990 928-927-4220 Open Mon.-Fri. Sat. by appt. Contact: Jill Harrison Western Arizona Council of Governments 224 S. Third Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364. (928) 782-1886 M�� 5, 2010 AWC May courses The AWC Quartzsite Learning Cen- ter will be offering several personal enrichment courses during the month of May: Basic Spreadsheets - Mondays, 9am-11:30am, 5/10/10 to 6/21/10 ABC’s of Computing - Wednesdays, 9am-11:30am, 5/12/10 to 5/26/10 English as a Second Language/ Conversation - Wednesdays, 7:20pm-9:45pm, 5/12/10 to 6/16/10 Digital Photo Manipulation - Thursdays, 9am-11:30am, 5/13/10 to 5/27/10 • Basic Spreadsheets - Basic under- standing of spreadsheets and usage of Microsoft Excel. • ABC’s of Computing. –Introduction to the very basics of how to use a com- puter. • ESL (English as a Second Language) Conversation - This class is intended for Spanish speakers who would like to improve their English speaking skills. This will be the first course in a se- ries of ESL classes aimed at improving speaking, reading and writing skills in the English language. • Digital Photo Manipulation – Learn to upload photos to the computer, pre- pare photos for EMAIL, organize pho- tos (directories and folders) or burn photos to DVDs. • Low Impact Aerobics - Strengthen the cardiovascular system and tone muscles without the jarring move- ments of high impact programs. Our summer session begins June 2nd. Academic courses currently on the schedule for summer are: AJS 225 Crime and Delinquency, AJS 230 Police Function, ENG 095 Basic Writ- ing 1, ENG 100 Intro to Composition. For more details, call the Learning Center or stop by at: 695 N. Kofa Ave in Quartzsite, (928) 927-8299. FULL SERVICE HAIR CARE Nails by Jo Tanning Bed 735 W. Cowell, Quartzsite 928-927-5400 SAVE $ on Cooling Costs

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