Desert Messenger

April 6, 2011

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P��� 2 Recycle... it all adds up! ���.D�����M��������.��� DESERT MESSENGER IS A PROUD MEMBER OF Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as you ever can. Recycle your empty inket cartridges and used cell phones! Help raise funds for the local Arizona Centennial celebration! DROP OFF LOCATIONS: • Horizon Community Bank • Quartzsite Library • Senior Center • General Store • Business Chamber Sponsored by Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite Deadline for April 20th issue of the Desert Messenger is WED. April 13th Email: Phone: 541-218-2560 General Store Quartzsite FOR ALL YOUR GROCERY NEEDS! OPEN 7 DAYS 8AM-6PM SALES RUN THURS.-SAT. (NEW FLYER TUES.) 410 E. MAIN ST. Fresh Meats (retail & wholesale) 928-927-6310 Chiropractic $ Adjustments Quartzsite 25 Dr. Michael Cole, D.C. Providing Chiropractic care to Quartzsite! FRI. • 9am-1pm, 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 A.P.S. Pay Station AZ Lottery & Pick Fish & Game Licenses Beer & Wine An old Grandfather said to his grand- son, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice, “Let me tell you a story. I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do. But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times.” He continued, “It is as if there are two wolves inside me. One is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him, and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fi ght when it is right to do so, and in the right way. But the other wolf, ah! He is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fi t of temper. He fi ghts everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing. Sometimes, it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit.” The boy looked intently into his Grandfather’s eyes and asked, “Which one wins, Grandfather?” The Grandfather smiled and quietly said, “The one I feed.” A���� 6, 2011 Editorial BY SHANANA “RAIN” GOLDEN-BEAR The phrase, “Attitude of Gratitude” is often heard in many circles in our society. We live a society that focuses on mate- rialism and individuality. By comparing ourselves to others and focusing on what we lack we experience an attitude of greed and envy. Science shows that that people who keep a gratitude journal report having more energy, improved mood, more life satisfaction, and are more supportive to others. Having gratitude helps us focus on the good things we have, and not on what we lack. Here in Quartzsite, we have many op- portunities to be grateful. It’s spring and the sun is shining. Some folks like to focus on the negative and how bad things are. Others work on solutions, giving their time and talents to help those in the community. Small town politics is small town poli- tics, no matter where you travel. The more attention we give to the negative, the more it is fed. The power of our community to come together and support each other is beyond comprehension! Our churches share their generosity, our volunteers donate hours to local organizations, our elders share their wisdom, and our youth express their enthusiasm. The question remains, which wolf are we going to feed? D����� M�������� Founded by Walt Akin, October 1, 2004 Contributing Writer, Joanne Winer Quartzsite‛s FREE Community Paper Name Plate Lettering by Paul Winer PUBLISHED BY PILOT ROCK PUBLISHING CO. P.O. Box 3185, Quartzsite, AZ 85359 • E-mail: Published twice a month on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday, Sept. - May, 1st Wed. in June, July & August Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Desert Messenger. Shanana “Rain” Golden-Bear, Publisher Copyright © 2011 541-218-2560 Contributing Photographer, Starr BearCat

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