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October 02, 2019

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October 2, 2019 3 "Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. BLM lifts fire restrictions FREE CLASSIFIEDS Desert Messenger offers FREE Classifi ed Ads! HERE'S THE SMALL PRINT: Items for sale under $1000. Private Party Only. 1 per month. Yard/Ga- rage/Craft Sales, Wanted, Give-a-ways, Free, Lost & Found, etc. (non-commercial) For more information, contact Rain at 928-916-4235 or Email: LAKE HAVASU, Ariz. – Effective Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at 6 a.m., the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will lift all fi re restrictions on public lands administered by the Colorado River District, which in- cludes Lake Havasu, Kingman and Yuma Field Offi ces. Due to wide- spread precipitation causing a rise in fuel moisture, it has been deter- mined that the likelihood of wildfi re has lessened to the degree that the restrictions can be rescinded. Before going hiking or camping, ensure you are aware of fi re regula- tions, restrictions or area closures. • Metal fi re rings or grills should be used where present. Wood placed on a fi re should never exceed the size of the grill or fi re ring. • If building a fi re on the ground (in areas where permitted), a location should be selected which is away from adjoining or overhanging fl ammable material, and the ground beneath and around the fi re should be cleared of all fl ammable materi- als. On windy days fi res should be avoided if possible. • If you have a campfi re, make sure it is fully extinguished before leaving the area. Fires should be doused with wa- ter and dirt and stirred with a shovel until completely cold to the touch. • If you are using a portable stove, make sure the area is clear of grasses and other fi ne fuels. Prevent stoves from tipping and starting a fi re. • Cigarettes should never be thrown out the window of a vehicle. Instead, ashtrays should be used in order to prevent wildfi res. • Practice Leave No Trace princi- ples—pack out cigarette butts and burned materials from your camp- ing area. • Never park a vehicle over dead grass; the catalytic converter can ig- nite the vegetation. • Use caution while discharging a fi rearm, operating an internal com- bustion engine, welding, or operat- ing acetylene or other torches with an open fl ame, or using explosives (where permitted). Fireworks and exploding targets are always prohibited on federally man- aged lands. Fire restrictions may vary by county or jurisdiction depending on the level of fi re danger and may be ac- cessed at https://fi rerestrictions. us/az/. For information on fi re pre- vention tips and restrictions in your area, contact your local BLM offi ce, or visit https://wildlandfi You all know that most of the peo- ple in our community are not starv- ing. But do you know how many are close to becoming homeless? Many are just one step away from not being able to make their rent or a house payment. This is why the food bank is so important in this community. We supply groceries to help people to be able to pay their other bills. People living on small incomes look at their bills each month and wonder how they will pay them and still eat. Many people do not realize how close people in our community are from becoming homeless. One ex- tra bill a month and they cannot pay their home payment or rent. With your donation we can supply gro- ceries to help people be able to pay their other bills. It is so much easier to keep some- one from becoming homeless, than to get them back off the streets. At a moment's notice, anyone can fi nd themselves in a life-changing situation such as job loss, reduced wages, a disability diagnosis, di- vorce or natural disaster. It can take just one crisis to push a family or individual over the edge: an injury that makes it impossible to work, a death in the family, a car breaking down or even the birth of a baby. All of these can be traumatic econom- ic events for a family or individual with little or no savings. The Quartzsite food bank helps all people, homeless or not homeless. To help us help them donate to: Friends of the Quartzsite Food Bank, PO Box 4051 Quartzsite, AZ 85359 Or go to Could you become homeless? LOW AS 40 CENTS/INCH RV Slidetopper Replacement Fabrics Fits Dometic/Carefree/Solera EZ Install • Fast Ship *USED RV AWNING PARTS* Call 541-254-3602 585 N. Central Quartzsite Open Mon-Fri 8-5 928-927-8787 Johnny DelPino, Owner BEST AUTO RV & TRUCK REPAIR SERVICE YOU CAN DEPEND ON!

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