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September 04, 2013

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September 4, 2013 SEWER RATES FROM PAGE 1 Base Rate (Per Month) Individually Metered Single Family Mobile Homes Deeded Lot RV Park Per Space Meters Commercial Meters Commercial Motel/Hotel Per Room These rates were approved by Quartzsite Town Council August 30, 2013 Figures are directly from newly passed Resolution 13-06 21 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $10.96 $15.00 $48.00 $ 5.48 New Sewer Rates effective October 1, 2013 Commodity Rate (Per 1000 gallons) Single Family (above minimum) $1.50 Multi-Family $1.70 Mobile Home/RV Combination $1.70 RV Parks $1.70 Deeded Lots $1.70 General Commercial (Low Strength) $1.60 Restaurants (High Strength) $3.70 Churches (Low Strength) $1.60 Mixed Use Commercial (Med. Strength) $2.40 Swap Meets $1.70 YARNELL FROM PAGE 13 Even though the library suffered no fire or smoke damage, they knew that the town monies and donations would be used by those who really needed it so their library would not get any additional funds at least for this year. Paul told them that he had an overstock of books at this time, mostly bought from sales and swap meets and other libraries. He offered to give them books to help fill their needs and also to use to sell to make money to buy what books they wanted to. Several days later, two ladies from the Friends of the Library in Yarnell came down to Quartzsite to pick them up. Paul load their car to the max with boxes of novels, paperbacks, hardbound table top books, mysteries, children's books, and many more kinds of books. He also gave them boxes full of videos. They said they will be able to use most of the books and videos, and what they can't use they will henpass on to the schools, and other libraries in need, or sell them at their library. Paul said he was delighted to be able to help Yarnell in this way since they also helped him in the past. It seems like such a small thing to some, but not to the people of Yarnell who love their library. At a time when they are struggling to get their town fixed up and back to "normal", every little bit helps. BASKETS FROM PAGE 1 Bountiful Baskets is an organization that distributes fresh produce to sites in several states. The organization was started in the Phoenix area in May 2006 by Tanya Jolly and Sally Stevens as a buying group for their friends and neighbors. As more people joined, and as customers wanted pickup sites closer to home, the number of sites increased, and Bountiful Baskets is now in 16 states. Here's how it works: In order to participate, you must set up a free account on the The website accepts contributions from Noon on Monday to 10 pm on Tuesdays for the following Saturday. Be sure to order early, as there is limited produce baskets for each site. Pay with a credit or debit card. On Saturday collect your produce at the designated pickup site for your order. Bring your own shopping bag or box to pack your produce. Bountiful Baskets will have the first delivery on Saturday, Sept. 14th between 7:00 am & 7:30 the Quartzsite Community Center located at 295 Chandler Rd. If you wish to volunteer you must be there by 5:00AM to help. Be sure to set up your account at www. to participate. Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op This is a grass roots, all volunteer, no contracts, no catch co-operative. There are many opportunities to participate! How the Co-op works As a group, we purchase high quality produce at wholesale prices. Items are then distributed evenly among site participants. To participate: • Use the website to make monetary contributions toward the pools used to purchase produce o Choose organic or conventional (non-organic) basket(s) o Choose the site location for local pick up o Contribute the amount required for each item desired by the deadline(s) listed • Pick up produce at your chosen site location at specified day and time. Refer to website for pick up locations and times. • VOLUNTEER! Without volunteers the co-op would not be possible. To volunteer: • Arrive at the site location at least an hour before pick up time • Or, stay after distribution to help clean up • Let your Volunteer Site Coordinator know that you want to help and they will gladly put you to work! Reasons to Participate • This is a great deal and you are helping others get a great deal, too. With the produce offerings, you get approximately $50 worth of grocery store-quality produce. • This co-op encourages a healthier lifestyle. • You meet great people! Be sure to set up your account at to participate. T��� ����� ������� �� D����� M��������

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