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February 6, 2013

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February 6, 2013 Page 7 Senior Center receives USDA Rural Development Grant for generator Quartzsite, AZ - It's been a long five-year process, but the Quartzsite Senior Center finally received their generator in December, 2012. The Senior Center received a USDA Rural Development Grant of $28,200 with center matching funds of $23,094, which included the auto-transfer switch and necessary electrical work. The 60 kw generator will be used when the town loses power during the summer monsoon storms. The new generator will allow the Center to continue to offer local seniors a place to stay cool and to enjoy meals and social activities. The generator is integrated into the electrical system of the Senior Center. When there's an interruption of service, an automated system will signal the generator to start and supplying energy to the building. There's enough power to run the air conditioning and lights for the small hall, and keep the kitchen running. "Having the generator means we can continue to provide our regular services to our seniors during the summer when the power goes out," said Wayne Wilson, President. "The Quartzsite Senior Center wishes to express our appreciation to Rosemary Felix of Yuma U.S.D.A. and Debra Stewart of Phoenix U.S.D.A for working the past several years to get a grant for our generator," said Rita Wilson, Activities Director. "Thank you to Council member Carol Kelley, who originally applied for the grant about five years ago with Rosemary. Wayne Wilson continued the process with Rosemary. After Rosemary retired, Wayne began to work with Debra. As you can see, we finally have it. On December 20th, 2012 it was up and running. We wish to thank everyone who helped in the process." PHOTO right : Wayne Wilson and Carol Kelley. ����� | S������ R��� G�����-B��� ARIZONA WESTCOAST REALTY Realtors: BARBARA COWELL 928-916-4222, Cell CAROLYN GUTHRIE 928-916-8469, Cell JOHN YACKLEY, BROKER 928-916-1195, Cell Toll Free: 1-800-889-8200 360 N. Plymouth Ave., Quartzsite • • 928-927-8900 2 Bedroom Frame Built Home on 1/3 acre. Arizona Room. Desert Landscaping with some mesquite trees. Town water & sewer. $70,200. #8117. Park Model on 80' X 125' Lot. RV hookup. Utility shed. Mexican brick wall on 3 sides. $69,000. #8149. 3 Bedroom home on ½ acre. 2 RV hookups. Desert Landscaping. Fence. Town water and sewer. $97,500. #8194. .43 Acre parcel with 3 RV Hookups. Mexican brick wall at street. Electricity. Town water and sewer. Zoned for RV, manufactured or site built. $47,500. #8181. Primary home with Mobile home on 1 additional mobile home used as a rental on 1/3 acre. Utility buildings. Town water and sewer. $55,000. #8186. acre. Nice 20'X25' metal garage. Near Town Park. Town water and sewer. Fenced. $85,000. #8180. 2 Bedroom Santa Fe Style home on corner lot. 22'x40' Kool Kover over additional RV hookup. Above ground pool. Uniquely landscaped with mature trees. $169,000. #8188. 2 mobile homes on a little over an acre of land on corner lot. Utility sheds. 4 car carport. Desert landscaping. Fenced. $85,500. #8182. Quartzsite Annual Quilt Show Feb. 15 -16 The Quartzsite Senior Citizens Center will be hosting the annual Quartzsite Quilters Quilt Show again this year on February 15th and 16th. The show will be held in the big hall from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. There will be over a hundred beautiful hand made quilted articles on display, and the event will also have several vendors with supplies and materials for any quilting enthusiasts. Judging for the quilt show will be held on Feb. 15th and ribbons will be given out on the 16th. Be sure to drop in and see some of the most intricate, beautiful pieces of art that these talented quilters have made!!

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