Desert Messenger

April 20, 2022

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WHAT'S INSIDE 3 Horizon Community Bank 3 Blood Drive planned 4 Arbor Day 4 Voluntter Week 5 Kofa Well update 5 Voter Registration 6 Editorial 6 Town Texting 7 GFWC Women's Club 7 Council Recap 8 Sons of the Desert 9 Voter Info 9 Red Cross Training 10 Gardening with Dennis 11 The Marrying Judge 12 Shop Small Bingo 13 The Salvation Army updates 15 Around Town 17 QES Students of the Month 18 AA Meetings 19 In Memoriam 19 Post Offi ce update 20 Classifi eds 20 Paul Winer's Cartoon 23 Photos • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 April 20, 2022 VOL. 18 # 345 Alwa y s FREE! SEE DISQUALIFIED PAGE 10 Council disqualifies three candidates ������ | S������ ���� ������-���� N�� �� ��� 1 8 t h YEAR! By Shanana Rain Golden-Bear Quartzsite, AZ - On Thursday, April 7, 2022, the Quartzsite Town Council held a special meeting to discuss qualifi cations of three candidates who fi led to run for Town Council: Mike Roth, Dennis Vosper, and Sam Saxton. The last day candidates could fi le was Monday, April 4th. Council members voted unani- mously that Quartzsite resident Mike Roth is not qualifi ed to run for Town Council position due to owing the Town funds for failure to pull a permit fi nes and utility fi nes. Council members also declared Quartzsite resident Dennis Vosper is not a qualifi ed candi- date for Quartzsite Town Council due to owing campaign violation fi ne from 2020. The vote was 6-1 with Saxton abstaining. Council members also declared recently appointed Council Mem- ber Sam Saxton is not a qualifi ed candidate for Quartzsite Town Council due to owing campaign violations fi nes from 2020. Vote was 4-2 with Vice Mayor Loretta Warner and Council Member Starr BearCat abstaining. According to Town of Quartzsite, AZ Code of Ordinance § 30.09 QUALIFICATION OF COUNCIL CANDIDATES. (A) The Town Council shall judge the elections, qualifi cations and returns of its members pursuant to A.R.S. § 9-234. Such qualifi cations shall not only include those contained within A.R.S. Title 16, but also any contained within this town code. (B) The qualifi cations for eligibil- ity of Mayor or Council candidates for election to these positions in- cludes the requirement that no delinquent or fi xed fi nes and pen- alties, user fees, permit fees and sales tax be owed to the town at the time of declaration of candidacy. (C) Council members, candidates and appointees for town elected and appointed offi ce shall be held to certain standards of conduct, March 19-20, 2022 Phil Bates, owner of The Main Trading Post, The Stage & Outback Pizza, had a great time with his new Camel display at Buck Connors Western Days hosted by the Town of Quartzsite! Check out more photos on Page 23 of this edition! Having fun at Town of Quartzsite's Easter Egg Hunt held April 16, 2022

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