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May 01, 2013

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4 Town seeks volunteers for boards Council position opening Quartzsite Citizens: the Quartzsite Health and Development Services Municipal Board is hereby requesting volunteers to serve on the Board. If you are interested please come to the Town Hall and submit a Volunteer Interest Statement and check the box on the back of the form indicating that you wish to serve on the board. For more information contact Town Hall at 928-927-4333. Quartzsite, AZ- On April 9, 2013 Mayor Ed Foster officially announced that the Town is now taking applications for the open Council seat, vacated by Patricia Anderson, until Friday, May 10, 2013. Term would run until the next regular election in November, 2013. PUBLIC NOTICE In accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes Section § 16-461, notice is hereby given to the general public that as council seats become vacant due to death in office or resignation, the Town Council of Quartzsite will accept applications from anyone who is interested in serving as a Council Member at any time. If, and when, there is a vacancy, the Town Council will review the applications on file. Applications not selected will remain active until such time as an application is chosen by Council or until the application is withdrawn by the applicant. Applications are posted online at or at Town Hall during regular business hours from 8:00am – 5:00pm at465 N. Plymouth Ave. Quartzsite, Arizona. For more information call 928-927-4333. Desert Messenger ONLINE Council fires Jennifer Jones from Planning and Zoning Commission By Shanana Rain Golden-Bear Quartzsite, Arizona - In a 5 minute Special Meeting held today at 1 pm, the only item on the agenda was "to rescind the appointment of Jennifer Jones from the Planning and Zoning Commission." For the first time, Jones offered the invocation, which surprised many in attendance. Foster said there might be another lawsuit, and suggested they adjourn and not take any action. Council Member Mark Orgeron made the motion, and Council Member Mike Jewitt seconded. Jewitt sponsored the item and also had originally nominated Jones for the Commission. Jewitt stated he "did so in the hope that involving her in the governance of the town, it would possibly help her to understand how the Town is run. It seems I was wrong." The Quartzsite Town Council voted 4 - 2, with Foster and Pat Workman voting nay. (1 vacant seat) Late Tuesday, Jones "served" a Notice of Claim to the Town of Quartzsite. The special meeting was called Wednesday morning. Documents referred to in this article, are posted on for your viewing. Just Rambling... Save 69 Plus 2 FREE Gifts! % The Grilling Collection 45102GSL 4 (5 oz.) Top Sirloins 4 (4 oz.) Boneless Pork Chops 2 (4 ½ oz.) Stuffed Sole with Scallops & Crabmeat 4 Boneless Chicken Breasts (1 lb. pkg.) 8 (3 oz.) Gourmet Jumbo Franks 4 Stuffed Baked Potatoes Reg. $166.00... Now Only 4999 $ Plus 2 Free Gifts to every shipping address. FREE 6-piece Cutlery Set & a FREE Cutting Board. Limit of 2 packages. Free Gifts included per shipment. Offer expires 4/30/13. Standard shipping and handling will be applied per address. To order: or call 1-855-287-7399 ©2013 OCG, Inc. 15118 May 1, 2013 The Dove has no property and little regard for yours. They have weird mating calls. It sounds sorta like " Grandpa's Shirt". Not easy to imitate. Maybe we should have a Dove Calling contest, kinda like, Hog Calling down south. Attract a lady dove and win a prize, for best impersonation. Provided by Elmer London & Desert Messenger Another interesting document reveals that Jones still has not filed her Campaign Committee Termination Statement for the May 2012 election. Another document, released to Quartzsite Town Council members, reveals Jones' emails sent to Arizona Attorney General's Office communicating as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner. Bruno states Jones "should have provided a copy of her email to the Town Clerk's office as well as to the other P & Z Commission members." In a Facebook posting April 23rd, Jones openly advocates to "recycle the 'Mess' [Desert Messenger, Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper] by the bundle and the armload". Desert Messenger, the publisher and contributing photographer are frequent targets in Jones' editorials, articles and political cartoons. Jones publishes a tabloid in Quartzsite, however she holds no business license. She has stated multiple times that she doesn't need a license to "give away free papers." However, Quartzsite Town Code 8-2-1 states, "It is unlawful for any person to carry on any trade, calling, profession, or business... without first having procured a license from the town." Nationally there have been over 500,000 copies of free student newspapers stolen since 2000, according to records complied by the Student Press Law Center. Colorado law makers are currently considering a bill to reclassify the theft of free newspapers. Being such a vocal proponent of Free Speech, and a publisher of a free paper, surely Jones must be aware of the many articles against newspaper theft listed on First Amendment Center's website: Documents referred to in this article can be viewed at LIVE SMOKE-FREE Second-hand smoke kills 53,000 people a year. It's no longer a business issue; it's a public emergency. Report Smoke-Free Arizona violations anonymously at or call 928-669-5912.

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