Desert Messenger

January 19, 2011

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P��� 4 THOMAS SOWELL I love to read the Desert Messenger early on line and then pick up the print issue at my leisure. I’m glad I did because I forgot the Thomas Sowell quote in the column Strange, But True. One of my favorite quotes by him is, “The beauty of doing nothing is that you can do it perfectly. Only when you do something, it’s almost impossible to do it without mistakes. Therefore, people who are contributing nothing to society except their constant criti- cisms can feel both intellectually and morally superior.” If anyone has a favorite quote of his I would love to see it in print again. Thanks for the great paper where anyone can voice their point of view. Sincerely, Carolyn Guthrie, Quartzsite “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 EX- PRESSED 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 community, keeping the benefi t 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 Letters considered libelous, in poor taste, on a personal issue, mean spirited or dominated by Scripture quotes will not be published.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 common 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 Street addresses will not be published.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 verifi cation 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: or call 541-218-2560 ���.D�����M��������.��� THE PEOPLE’S VOICE JR’S SAYS, “MANY THANKS” JR’s RV Park appreciates the support from the Snow Birds and the Park guests for the Monday night dances by the “One Man Band” and the “Rail Splitters” on Sat. Jan. 8th. The “Rail Splitters” will return on WEDNESDAY, Feb. 9th. Thanks again and hope to see you with us then... Thanks, Betha Mueller QUARTZSITE RESIDENTS & SNOW BIRDS! Thank all of you for your generous response. Last month we had the privi- lege of working with the Salvation Army as bell ringers. First we would like to thank the volun- teer ringers, Owen Johnson, Paul and Verna Lines, Pete Kelly, Eileen, Donna Pilgrim, Dianne, Valerie Loucks, Dewey and JoAnn Forness, Tom and Pam Buggs, and Charlie and Betty Buggs. The generous support of the following merchants made this drive to support our community successful. A major disappointment was the lack who provided live music at some of the locations. All funds collected went directly back into the community. For all of us that rang the bells there was what I call a lot of “feel good” to be had. My organiza- tional skills left a bit to be desired but we know where to go and how to do it next year. Gene and Maggie Ross SALVATION ARMY RUMORS Every penny that is donated to the Sal- of support from some of our corporate citizens that told us we could not ring at their business, because of their cor- porate policy. The following merchants supported us by allowing us to ring in front of their business’s. Family Dollar, The General Store, The Road Runner Store, Main Street Laundry and Eatery, Horizon Community Bank, and the Park Place Travel Center ( Arco AM/PM Store). We were also allowed to set up adja- cent to the Post Offi ce. Also, a special thanks to Dennis and Linda Thelander Chiropractic $ Adjustments Quartzsite 25 Dr. Michael Cole, D.C. Providing Chiropractic care to Quartzsite! FRI. • 9-11am, 2:30-5pm SAT. • 9-11am Dr. Michael Cole, D.C. Chiropractic Care 225 N. Central Suite #7 Quartzsite For more information call: 928-533-4588 vation Army stays locally! There have been rumors that money raised here goes to Phoenix, instead of Quartzsite. That’s not true. When you purchase an item at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Quartzsite, the money stays right here, locally. All monies raised by the bell ringers, cash donations, purchases, etc. are used to help with local food assistance, electric bills, emergency lodging, and getting folks settled into apartments, etc. Over the past year, we have helped more than 50 people per month here in Quartzsite. We did up 30 Thanksgiving baskets and 50 Christmas baskets, plus the An- gel Tree. We’ve helped with toilet and sewer repair, tires & batteries. The Salvation Army is supported by your donations. At this time of year, we are extremely busy helping those in need. Please continue to give and shop. The Salvation Army is located right behind Silly Al’s Pizza off W. Main St., Quartzsite. We’re open Mon – Sat. 9am-1pm. Thank you, Carol Kelley Salvation Army, Quartzsite THANK YOU FROM SEARCH & RESCUE The members of The La Paz County Search and Rescue would like to thank The Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite for your donation of $40.30 made on behalf of Skip Gallup. Skip took pic- tures of the 2009 Rock Painting Event. And to all of you people in and around Quartzsite. Support Search and Rescue and “Get Lost”! Teri Gilford, Quartzsite J������ 19, 2011 BULLY NO MAS My second story bedroom window displays a NO BULLYING paddle and the bumper sticker, BULLY NO MAS. These two visuals are born of seven women who gathered together shortly after witnessing horrifying bully be- havior at the guest podium of our town council meeting during the summer. Never under-estimate the power of stopping bully behavior, David didn’t care the size of Goliath. The end of bul- lying begins with both targets and wit- nesses restoring harmony. Challenge confl ict so as to restore harmony. Truth stands ready to take her bow. ANIMAL SHELTER THANKS VOLUNTEERS I am happy to share with you that Hygeia Halfmoon, Quartzsite as of December 31, 2010, the animal shelter have taken in 39 dogs and 60 cats, since March 29, 2010, the day we opened our doors to recieve animals. We, at the time of the report have only 6 dogs and 26 cats living here. Today we only have 3 dogs and 25 cats. Yes, we are still at capacitity for cats, but the dogs come and go. Thank you to all of the volunteers, donors, adopters(new par- ents) and everyone that has supported the shelter in some way. Without you we could not have completed this goal. May the New Year bring Happiness, Joy and Good Health to you all. Thank You, Patty Patton Animal Shelter Chairman DO NOT WAIT Do not wait until the election to make changes in the council seating. You need to sign the recall for the current mayor, then vote him out at the election. Do not wait until the mayor decimates This is your home, your streets, your police force, your utility department, your library, your town hall; in short YOUR TOWN. You need/must sign the recall petition fi rst and then vote at the election. If you do not ACT NOW then you must accept what happens to YOUR town.  SEE LETTERS ON PAGE 6 Now Open in Quartzsite! WiGo Communication Computer Sales & Accessories Computer Repair Center Cell Phone Service Provider & Accessories 395 N. Central Blvd. Wireless, Keyboards, USB Cords, Data Storage, Routers, Switches, More! Open Mon-Fri. 10-5 928-927-5958 the police force we have and crime goes up through the roof. Do not wait until the major removes the BEST Town Manger this town has seen and destroys all her good work. Do not wait for someone else to sign the recall. Taxpayer, Skip Gallup

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