Desert Messenger

December 1, 2010

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P��� 4 DISAPPOINTED Dear Editor, I am sending you a picture of a local business sign I seen on Friday night. It is the Mobil Burger King sign here in Quartzsite. On the sign it reads “NO FEAR, GO KNIGHTS”. The Knights are the Lake Havasu High School Football Team. When I asked the employees why the sign was supporting a Lake Havasu team, considering our own local high school, The Scholars’ Academy was heading to the STATE CHAMPION- SHIP GAME the very next day. The answer I received was because the owner/manager was from Havasu. The employees were both Quartzsite residents and agreed that the sign should have read “GO STARS!” How- JD’s Custom Wood Signs Gold Chain by the Inch Come see us at Tyson Wells • Space 20 Judy & Dennis Meyer 208-890-5109 • 208-861-6408 “THE PEOPLE’S VOICE” Letters to Editor Policy Desert Messenger encourages letters from its readers. Letters should be no longer than 300 words, and may be edited for grammar, content and length. Opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent those of the Desert Messenger. We invite you to not only see a problem, but search for the solution to share with the com- munity, keeping the benefit of all in mind. Letters considered libelous, in poor taste, on a personal issue, mean spirited or dominated by Scripture quotes will not be published. Third party letters will not be accepted. To avoid confusion over people with com- mon or similar names, writers must provide a full name and indicate the name they are known by. Writers must provide a full street address and phone number. Rvers can provide the location of park/BLM land, etc. Street addresses will not be published. Phone numbers are for verification only and will not be printed. Mail letters to: The People’s Voice, Desert Messenger, P.O. Box 3185, Quartzsite, AZ 85359 or E-mail to: 541-218-2560 Every Tuesday 5:30-6:30 pm 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month 2:30-3:30 pm Refreshments Provided Located at: Alliance Church Fellowship Hall 665 W. Tyson, Quartzsite, AZ Open to the Community! Questions? Call Toll Free 1-888-854-5024 Life’s Most Important Journey” “Your Trusted Partner on Located at Parker Public Library 1000 Navajo Ave. Parker, Arizona (Enter right of main door by bike rack) Refreshments Provided OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY! ���.D�����M��������.��� THE PEOPLE’S VOICE THANK YOU FOR HELP Dear Editor, Just wanted to thank you for all your help in getting all that brush cleaned up for us [during Townwide Cleanup Day]. We would also like to thank Jody and Jesse, and Huey for their hard work and dilligence in removing five trailer loads of brush from our property. We are very grateful for the cleanup ever, they did not have access to be able to change it. I am very disappointed in the lack of support this shows towards the stu- dents of our own schools and of our town. We have 2 wonderful schools in this town that are both trying to build spirit and tradition. These things will never happen if they can not get total support from the community, including local businesses. The Scholars’ Academy STARS made it to the State Football Championship Game and WON! They beat the Scotts- dale Spartans, 40-38 and brought home a huge trophy and all the pride that goes with it. GO STARS! Sincerely, Billie Rhines Quartzsite Serving Quartzsite and Surrounding Areas Coping With Loss Adult Grief Support Coping With Loss Adult Grief Support work by the Town of Quartzsite, the yard looks so much better now! Again, thank you so much, Robin and Larry Long time Quartzsite Residents KEEP ON WRITING, WES After reading Wes Huntley’s letter to The People’s Voice which appeared in the November 17th issue, I wanted to comment on his letter entitled, “Something to think about #2”. Wes, it’s always so good to see an article by you in the [Desert] Messenger. I am going to comment on your second paragraph in which you asked us to disregard your spelling. Your spelling was perfect in comparison to what the norm is today. And don’t feel bad about only having a seventh grade education. An extremely favorite U.S. President (Abraham Lincoln) had less than that. He learned to write by using charcoal to make his letters. Then he would take a stick and write words in the dirt outside of the one-room schoolhouse that he was able to attend, at the most, about two days a week, because the work at home came first. He loved to read; he read a book far into the night by the light of a candle. He would take a book with him to read as he travelled by donkey to places he’d frequently visit (the donkey knew the way). He also enjoyed writing; i.e., the D������� 1, 2010 Gettysburg Address which has been said to be the most famous speech in history, and which has been quoted by popes, presidents, prime ministers, and revolutionaries around the world. And, he didn’t get his nickname Honest Abe for nuttin’! (misspelled…I couldn’t resist!). If Abe were around today and learned what was happening in the world, I think he’d shake his head in disbelief. That’s about all I have to say, except “Keep on with your writing, Wes. It’s always so good to read what you have to say. There was absolutely nuttin’ that I could see!” Joanne Robinson Quartzsite EASY WALKING Hello, I would like to extend my sincere Thank You to everyone involved in getting the west side of Moon Mountain Ave. graded down to solid ground. This al- lows me to walk with my walker to the Senior Center without having to be on the actual roadway. Thanks again, Laura Brown Quartzsite SALVATION ARMY ANGEL TREE Sign-up for angel tree now at the Sal- vavtion Army. Any one interested in getting an angel to help a child have a Merry Christmas, please come by and pick a child. Our hours are 9-1 Mon. thru Sat. Salvation Army is located be- hind Silly Al’s Pizza on Main St. Also our bell ringers are out and about. This is one of the ways that we receive money to help those in need. We pay final notices on utility bills, help with groceries, fuel, get rides to doctor’s ap- pointments and many other things in our community. We handed out 30 food certificates for Thanksgiving and will be doing it again for Christmas, so please share with the less fortunate. 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