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September 15, 2010

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P��� 2  CENSURE FROM PAGE 1 “has a responsibility to maintain or- der.” Turning to the crowd, he said, “Quartzsite is a good place, and you are good people.” Addressing the may- or, Gilbert stated,“you represent all of the people, not just those who voted for you. I applaud the council and the ad hoc committee. They have taken the right steps, for once!” Quartzsite Town Council also voted 6-1 to take action to renounce and dis- claim all of the actions and commu- nications of Mayor Foster which have Council member Lizarraga continued saying, “This community is at it’s very lowest. We were told by our insurance that if we did not do something, we could be held liable.” Council member Kelley said, “I’ve done everything I can...” After heated discussion about the content on his website, Foster said, “I publish the truth!” Chief Gilbert told the mayor that he ���.D�����M��������.��� occured without the prior knowledge and approval of the Town Council and to declare that all such actions and communications are not the offical acts and communications of the Town of Quartzsite. Mayor Foster responsed to the ac- tions taken by the council. He agreed with item 1, stating that Town Manag- er Alex Taft has resisted training from the AZ League of Cities and Towns. Foster agreed with item 2 that the At- torney General should be called into town to investigate allegations of the police and town manager. Foster said he had a problem with turning over documents, as the reports of the ad hoc committee were without redaction. Regarding item 4, Foster said, “The ad hoc Committee does not have any authority for the council to take sanc- tions on one of their members.” Item 5, he said, “the same” Item 6. “To restrict my rights, my guar- RV & TRUCK REPAIR BEST AUTO SERVICE YOU CAN DEPEND ON! 585 N. Central Quartzsite Open Mon-Fri 8-5 928-927-8787 Johnny DelPino, Owner Chiropractic Care in Quartzsite! $ Adjustments 25 Dr. Michael Cole, D.C. NOW OPEN FRI. & SAT. • 9-11am Providing Chiropractic care to Quartzsite! Dr. Michael Cole, D.C. Chiropractic Care 225 N. Central Suite #7 Quartzsite For more information call: 928-533-4588 anteed right of free speech” he would not do. “I will continue to report in the Mineshaft as mayor!” Item 7: “If I had not complied with any laws, I will correct my actions.” Foster continued with a prepared statement saying “Chief Gilbert was guilty of harrassing me”. Foster said he tried to maintain a discrete pres- ence regarding the allegations made to outside agencies. Foster said, “This is a political attack orchestrated by Chief Gilbert! I will continue to do the job of the people that voted me to do.” Residents spoke about their concerns for the future of Quartzsite. Violet Kiss told about the Coalition meeting she attended in early June of this year, shortly after Mayor Foster took office. She said, “You directed Jade [Jenni- fer Harris] to sue every person on the council! You’re on your own agenda and I don’t believe it’s for Quartzsite!” Michelle Lukkasson said she expects many people to be ready to file recall papers on Nov. 25th. Foster said Nov. 25th is his birthday and he expects a great birthday present. Foster said, “Censure means nothing to me! The council cannot take sanc- tions against me!”  QCB FROM PAGE 1 “Harry’s music is most relevant when one hears a simplicity that transcends the transient, reaches across politi- cal lines and reaches deep inside each listener with stories relating to family, sense of place, personal growth and ev- eryday life. As a result, Harry’s popu- larity is a well developed institution throughout Arizona. Quartzsite Country Bash tickets are den. There will be great food, a Penny Auction fundraiser for the Arizona Centennial Comm. of Quartzsite, a kid’s bounce house, a horseshoe tour- now on sale! They’re only $10 or $15/ at the door. Children under 12 are free with paying adult. This is a fundraiser for Quartzsite Activity Center (QAC). Budweiser will provide the beer gar- S�������� 15, 2010 Editorial BY SHANANA “RAIN” GOLDEN-BEAR “No matter how brave it’s warriors nor how strong it’s weapons, a nation is not conquered until the hearts of it’s women are on the ground.” -Cheyenne saying site residents, businesses, and visitors will heal from our past wounds. Many witnesses of the council meeting Tues. night left with sadness in their hearts, for many different reasons. We are not a town conquered! We I hope in the near future, the Quartz- will not allow our women’s hearts to be on the ground! We are a strong group of people chosing to live in this town of Quartzsite. Some may just want to raise their children in a peaceful seting. Others come for the peace that the wild desert brings. For others, it’s the promise and the hope for a better future, bright with joy and happiness! The AZ Centennial is a time to lift up our spirits and come together to cele- brate our amazing community! Lakota Grandma Chipps said, “Use what you got!” Let’s take advantage of the oppor- tunity and have some fun for a change! Get ready to Rock in Quartzsite! Come out to the park Friday night and sup- port your local winning football team! Show some Quartzsite Spirit! nament, and more! Come on out for a funfilled evening at the park! The event will be festival seating, so bring your chairs and blankets, for the best seating on the grass! Tickets are on sale at Quartzsite Business Chamber, Quartzsite General Store, Grubsteak in Quartzsite. In Blythe, purchase tickets at Holt Group Engineering. In Parker, Little Brown Jug has tickets. For more information visit www. D����� M�������� Founded by Walt Akin, October 1, 2004 Contributing Writer, Joanne Winer Quartzsite‛s FREE Community Paper Name Plate Lettering by Paul Winer PUBLISHED BY PILOT ROCK PUBLISHING CO. P.O. Box 3185, Quartzsite, AZ 85359 • E-mail: Published twice a month on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday, Sept. - May, 1st Wed. in June, July & August Opinions expressed are not necessary those of the Desert Messenger. Shanana “Rain” Golden-Bear, Publisher Copyright © 2010 928-785-7204, 541-218-2560 Contributing Photographer, Starr BearCat NOW OPEN SATURDAY 8am till noon thru March 20th

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