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September 04, 2013

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4 Desert Messenger ONLINE Recycle... adds up! it all Recycle your empty inket cartridges and used cell phones! NO TONERS, PLEASE DROP OFF LOCATIONS: • Horizon Community Bank • Quartzsite Library Sponsored by • Senior Center Proud Neighbors of • General Store Quartzsite • Business Chamber Just Rambling... In the early eighties, here in Quartzsite, some men still carried six shooters on their hip. Often in a bar, known rowdies might be required to check their pistol, knife and perhaps guitar. Now the only fast draw artists are those trying to un-hip their cell phone before it stops ringing. Provided by Elmer London & Desert Messenger September is National Preparedness Month It Doesn't Cost a lot to be Prepared It is no secret that many families and individuals are looking to cut back on spending. But with the frequency of disasters, both natural and manmade, can you afford not to be prepared? Preparedness doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. September is National Preparedness Month, and we are asking you to help your family and friends prepare for whatever may come. Here are a few tips on how you can protect those that matter to you without spending a fortune. Make a Plan. Work with you family and neighbors to make an emergency plan for the types of disasters that affect your area. Make sure everyone in your family understands where to go and what to do in case of an emergency. You can download Family Emergency Plan templates at make-a-plan. Update Contact Information. Having accurate records for family, friends and neighbors will help you stay in contact and possibly help those in need. Make sure updated contact information is posted in visible places throughout your house and workplace. Check Your Policy. Review your insurance policy annually and make any necessary changes- and renters, do the same too! When a disaster strikes, you want to know that your coverage will get you back on your feet. Make a Ready List. You may not need all of the items in ready-made preparedness kits. Choose the essentials that fit your needs and budget. Don't forget to keep supplies at work and in your car. Sample Ready Lists can be found at Plan Your Purchases. You can save money by thinking ahead. Don't buy preparedness items just before a storm when they're expensive and supplies will be in high demand. Buy items at the end of the season when you can get good deals. Shop Sales. Shop at sales and used goods stores. Buy preparedness items throughout the year, instead of all at once, and you won't notice the cost as much. Make Sure it Keeps. Store water in safe, containers. You don't need to buy expensive bottled water, just make sure your water containers are disinfected and airtight. Request a Gift. We all get things we don't need. Suggest preparedness supplies as gifts from your friends and family. It just might save your life. Trade a Night Out. Trade one night out to fund your 72-hour kit. Taking a family of four to the movies can cost upwards of $80. Just one night staying in could fund your Ready kit. Start now! Take small steps toward preparedness and before you know it, you will be Ready! For more information, check out: Emergency Financial First Aid Kit Follow FEMA on Twitter: @Readygov Email us: or Order publications: call 1-800BE-READY, 1-888-SE-LISTO, and TTY 1-800-462-7585 Monthly Preparedness text messages: Text PREPARE to 43362 (4FEMA) to receive monthly preparedness tips. (msg/data rates apply) Shop for healthy, nutritious food reserves which are easy to prepare. Serve tonight for dinner, and storable so you can save for future times of need, and easy to share with others. Learn More at DENTURES $350 Full Set (replacement) • US Military trained w/ 30 plus years experience • Implant Dentures Available • Partials starting at $175 QUARTZSITE SNOWBIRD SPECIAL: Same Day Dentures and 1 Hour Reline/Repairs!! Dental Laboratory Service Call: 623-444-4013 • Goodyear, AZ September 4, 2013 AVTT Traveling Wall coming to Quartzsite American Veterans Traveling Tribute & Traveling Wall Coming To Quartzsite in 2014 QUARTZSITE, AZ -- Veterans and active members of America's armed services travel great distances and make great sacrifices to preserve and protect freedom and liberty, how far will you travel to honor their contribution? The American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) will visit Desert Gardens Show Grounds in Quartzsite, Arizona from March 6th to March 9th, 2014 with the Traveling Vietnam Wall during The Grand Gathering. The Traveling Vietnam Wall will be located on the Quartzsite's WW II Airfield which was used by Buck Connors to train Army Air Force Pilots in low level desert flying maneuvers. The Airfield is located to the South of I-10 - Exit 17 and on the property of the Desert Gardens Show Grounds just east of the Desert Gardens RV Park. This event is sponsored by Desert Gardens Holdings, LLC and co-sponsored by Veteran Organizations in and around Quartzsite. The mission of the project is to travel the nation to honor, respect, and remember men and women who served, and to pay specific tribute to those who gave all in that service. Since the tribute is mobile it allows people to honor and respect veterans and active military personnel without having to travel great distances to do so. The AVTT presents the Traveling Wall, an 80 percent scale version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. Across its 360-foot length the wall contains The names of more than 58,000 Vietnam War heroes are engraved on the wall. At its apex the memorial is an impressive eight-feet tall. More information about the memorials can be found on the American Veterans Traveling Tribute website at

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