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March 16, 2011

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FREE! WED. MARCH 16, 2011 Vol. 7 PLEASE TAKE ONE N�� O�����! All 5 recalled Council Members retain seats QUARTZSITE - On Tuesday, March 8, 2011, Quartz- site voters chose to re-elect the recalled Town Council incumbents. According to La Paz County Elections all ballots were counted on March 10th. Patricia Anderson defeated Patricia Workman, 327 votes to 288. Barbara Cowell defeated Jennifer Jones, 345 votes to 272. Jose Lizarraga defeated write-in candidate Sean Austin, 358 votes to 184. Jerry Lukkasson defeated write-in candidate Victor Lee, 342 votes to 207. Joe Winslow defeated David Gjerdahl, 324 votes to 281. A total of 627 ballots were cast out of 1,406 reg- istered voters for a turnout of 44.59 percent. Successful Chili Cook-Off & Rock Auction Chili and Rocks? Only in Quartzsite, Arizona! QUARTZSITE- After weather postponed the Chili Cook-off, the organizers rescheduled with Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite’s (PNQ) 2nd An- nual Rock Auction for March 5th. The change proved to be a new hugely successful event for the community! Sponsored by the Arizona Cen- tennial of Quartzsite the Chili Cook-off drew hundreds of folks choosing the best chili in the area and curious about the Rock Art Pieces. WINNERS: Big Sky Chili/Becky Coon took the $1000 First Place; Proud Neighbors of Quartz- site /Darlene Hein won $500 for Second Place; Mountain Quail Café/Michael Hager won $250 for Third Place. Award Winning Chili with John & Helen Goudeau won for Showmanship and Curt Bailey won the Salsa Challenge (see page 4 for thank you letter). PNQ auctioneers, Richard McBride and his Great turnout for New Art Show QUARTZSITE- A New Artist’s Gallery Showing was held Friday, March 4 at the Mountain Quail RV Park Recreation Hall.  SEE ART PAGE 6 helper Jerry Livingston, auctioned off 16 Art Pieces. The auction raised $2665, of which $300 will be donated to the Town Park Chil- dren’s Playground. The two slabs Quartz- site Elementary School children painted raised $375, which will donated to the new Quartzsite Children’s Art Fund. The two Rock Art painted by the children were do- nated to the Children’s Library and Quartzsite Elementary School, so the children can contin- ue to see their fi ne work! Proceeds raised through “Rockin’ in Quartz- site” will be distributed to local charities through their “Volunteer Equity Program”. (Volunteers donate their time/points to their favorite char- ity). If your organization would like to raise MAIN STREET LAUNDROMAT & EATERY Full Service Laundry! Pick up & Delivery! Laundromat 205 E. Main St. Quartzsite ~ 928-308-0011 Open this summer! Open Daily 6am-8pm Eatery Open Daily 7-2 Quartzsite’s FREE Community Paper Issue #127 Young and old enjoy the chili, rocks, & good music at Town Park, March 5, 2011 some funds, just join the fun and volunteer with PNQ. Proud Neighbors of Quartz- site (PNQ) is established to help provide benefi ts to local charities and non-profi t or- ganizations by promoting the community of Quartzsite, and surrounding areas, through quality local celebrations! PNQ’s vision is to partner to- gether for a better communi- ty with businesses, organiza- tions, residents and visitors, to celebrate southwest Ari- zona by providing events and opportunities unique to the area. (see page 26 for thank you letter). For photos, visit What’s Inside 2 Editorial 4 Letters to Editor 8 Around Town 11 How to help JAPAN 12-13 Restaurants 18 2010 CENSUS Numbers 20 Church Directory 27 Music Jams 28 Puzzles 29 Astrology 31 Classifi eds For the latest council meeting videos visit user/qwatchingeyes See and hear for yourself! THANK YOU from the Newly Elected Quartzsite Council Members: • Patricia Anderson • Barbara Cowell • Jose Lizarraga • Jerry Lukkasson • Joe Winslow Thank you for supporting those who support you! Paid for by Michelle Lukkasson, PO. Box 3190, Quartzsite, AZ 85359

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