Desert Messenger

October 21, 2020

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WHAT'S INSIDE 3 Wreaths Across America 3 COVID-19 updates 4 Food Bank updates 5 The Salvation Army Updates 5 Recap of Council Meeting 6 Editorial 6 Letter to Editor 8 Health Fairs planned 8 Christmas Light Parade 11 Gardening with Dennis 11 QIA Craft Shows planned 12 Need help with a word 12 Townwide Clean up planned 13 In Memoriam 13 Thrivent Action Teams 14 Classifeds 14 Paul Winer's Cartoon 15 HerbMama 15 To be or not to be... • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 WEDNESDAY, October 21, 2020 VOL. 17 # 328 Now in our 1 7 t h YEAR! Alwa y s FREE! ����� | S������ RAIN G�����-B��� Ed Foster, former Quartzsite mayor dies from COVID-19 complications 5 Recap of Council Meeting 8 Christmas Light Parade Town of Quartzsite plans Halloween Trunk or Treat Saturday, October 31st The Town of Quartzsite will host a Halloween Trunk or Treat Saturday, October 31st at Town Park Dance Slab and Celia's Rainbow Gardens. Business- es, organizations, and individuals are encouraged to handout candy at the Trunk Or Treat. The event will start at 4:30pm with free hot dogs and chips for the kids, a coloring contest, games and a haunted trail in Celia's Rainbow Gardens. COVID- 19 recommendatins will be followed. For more de- tails or if you're intersted in volunteering, call Ms. Brenda at 928-927-4333 x 404. Edward Lynn Foster, 78, of Quartzsite, AZ died on Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020. Foster's daughter, Jennifer Owen, told Desert Messenger that her father had been ill for almost 3 weeks after be- ing diagnosed with COVID-19. Elected in 2010, Ed Foster served as mayor of Quartzite during an era of political turmoil. Foster was censured by the council with a few months after being elected. In 2011, Foster was subject to a recall. He was elected again in 2012, serving until 2016 when he lost in the primary election. Foster returned to private life after the election and remained in Quartzsite. He told the Parker Pioneer in 2019 that he was keeping a "very low profi le." Foster had also served as the Treasurer for the La Paz County Republican Committee. A retired engineer, Mayor Ed was a friend of many residents and winter visitors. As a for- mer Marine, Ed loved helping out his fellow vets any way he could. Foster is survived by his two children; Jennifer Owens (Ron) and Christopher (Dori) 4 Grand- children; Alicia, Neva, William and Cora; two brothers Steven (Debora) and Joseph (Pam.) He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Thelma Foster. Details on a Memorial Service will be an- nounced at a later date. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3

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