Desert Messenger

October 18, 2023

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WHAT'S INSIDE 3 QIA Opens for season 3 Rock Club Opens for season 3 Funding for non-profi ts 3 New Business Organization 4 Food Handler Classes 4 Prop 401 5 New Fees proposed 5 Voting information 6 Editorial 6 Desert Messenger 20th anniversary 7 Letters to the Editor 7 Free Notifi cation service 8 The Salvation Army Update 8 Food Bank Updates 9 Sheriff Joins to fi ght youth crime 9 QES Students of the Month 9 SHOW DATES 2023-24 10 Gardening with Dennis 10 Town Texting 15 Product Recall Alert 15 GFWC ViSaWen 16 Music 16 Medicare Enrollment info 17 Around Town 17 Silly Al's Pizza in Pizza Today 18 In Memoriam 18 AA Meetings 19 Fire Academy 19 Museum Happenings 19 Senior Craft Show dates 20 Puzzle Page 21 Council Meeting update 21 Salome High News 22 Classifi eds 22 Paul Winer's Cartoon 25-40 ONLINE SPECIAL SECTION "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" 928-916-4235 October 18, 2023 VOL. 20 # 363 Alwa y s FREE! N�� �� ��� 20 t h YEAR! ������ | S������ ���� ������-���� October 18 October 18 Secretary of State honors Quartzsite's Marilyn McFate By Shanana Rain Golden-Bear Quartzsite, AZ - Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes was in Quartzsite, Arizona on Tuesday, Oc- tober 10, 2023 to honor Quartzsite resident Mari- lyn McFate for her long service as a poll worker and volunteer. He signed and then presented Mc- Fate the Certifi cate of Appreciation from the De- partment of State Offi ce of the Arizona Secretary of State, in appreciation for her invaluable 70+ years of services and contributions to the State of Arizona. "Your dedication and hard work have made a signifi cant impact, and we are grateful for all you have done!" Fontes also presented her the National Association of Secretaries of States plaque, and the Original Poll Worker Recruit- ment Day Proclamation. October 10, 2023, Left to Right: La Paz County Election Director Bob Bartelsmeyer, La Paz County Recorder Richard Garcia, La Paz County Supervisor Duce Minor, Marilyn McFate, Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes, Quartzsite Town Manager Jim Ferguson. "1948 was the fi rst election she worked in Mon- tana. She didn't do it alone nor for herself. She did it for her family, friends, and her community," said Fontes. "You exemplify a lifetime of giving to others, thank you!" One of the stories she told Fontes was from 1948, when she checked in a naturalized citizen who shed tears on her poll sheet, crying because she thought she would never be able to vote. Also in attendance were La Paz County Supervisor Duce Minor, La Paz County Recorder Richard Gar- cia, La Paz County Election Director Bob Bartel- smeyer, Quartzsite Town Manager Jim Ferguson, Vice Mayor Lynda Goldberg, and Council Member Starr BearCat, and Paul Smith-Leonard, Director of Communications for Secretary Fontes.

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