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April 20, 2011

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A���� 20, 2011 Paw Power Animal Shelter has joined North Shore Animal League in their global efforts to get pets adopted. We will kick off this event with our own Adopt-a-thon on the weekend of April 30th and May 1st. We will be located at the General Store west parking lot. In addition to having adoptable cats and dogs, the event will have a coloring contest for kids, Bake Sale, Dog train- ing tips from Az. K9 Krazy, and photos with your pets. The Adoptathon will continue through the month of May at the shelter with many different activi- ties from 10% off any adoption, Tuxedo Tuesdays, Purrsdays, and many more promotions. For more information contact Paw Power 928-916-0657 or at ATTENTION RV OWNERS Are you embarrassed by having to slam your RV door to get it to shut? Try us- ing a Silicone base type spray. (I use Tri-Flow you can get it at Herbs hard- ware.) Spray all moving parts on your door locks, latch, deadbolt, (extended) and don’t forget the keyholes. While you are at it spray all your keyholes on all doors. Put nozzle that comes with can and attach to sprayer, then spray into the keyholes. Put correct key into lock move it in and out several times, then turn the key to spread the lubri- cation to all parts of the lock. Be sure to wipe all excess spray with a clean cloth. Don’t forget the hinges, give them a squirt too. See ad on page 4 for C & B Lock and Key. Betty Crenshaw is a Certified Master Locksmith and lives in Quartz- site from Oct. 1 til May 15. Betty was ���.D����� M��������.��� GLOBAL PET ADOPT-A-THON part owner of The Lock Shop of Chey- April 30, May 1 with new technology. In the summer months she spends her time going to classes and fishing. By Dr. Christina AnastasiaTHE GREAT SNOWBIRD MIGRATION An estimated 400,000 snowbirds travel to Arizona each winter to es- cape the bone-chilling weather of their hometowns. The average spending habit during this time brings the state of Arizona up to 1.1 billion dollars in spending from these individuals. Quartzsite is host to approximately 50,000 of those travelers that come to our wonderful little community to en- joy the warm weather and offerings of vendors and events during the season. Our little community literally ex- pands like a water-filled balloon ready to explode for a short period of time, while temporary vendors and res- taurants pop up overnight to provide services and products that retirees are more than ready to purchase, not so much out of need, but want. Each new snowbird brings economic stimu- lus to the city. Each new vendor also spends money locally to stimulate the economic development of the area. Even in a bad economy, they still flock in by the thousands. Some to the des- sert, some to the RV parks, and some to the little homes they purchased or built. Some of the locals like it while some don’t, yet it still happens, and in the end, most people will benefit from the great snowbird migration. The benefits are multi-faceted. For example, those people that own RV enne for over 20 years and has been a firm believer of ongoing education in the Locksmithing field. The industry is changing every day parks or sell goods during the season collect money and spend money at the local stores and restaurants long af- ter the snowbirds have gone. In turn, some of the stores and restaurants stay open providing year round jobs for cit- izens. It’s a continuous circle of eco- nomic spending. While it may appear small, it keeps a city alive and Quartz- site is alive no matter what season. So to those snowbirds that have left for the season, we bid you adieu and look forward to your return in the fall. And for those of us that live here year round it was just another year in cycle of life in Quartzsite, Arizona. P��� 11 KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP Quartzsite School District is scheduling Kindergarten Screening and Registration. Ehrenberg Elementary School, Wed. April 27, 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Quartzsite Elementary School, Thurs. April 28, 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Your child must be 5 on or before September 1, 2011. Please bring a copy of birth certificate, immunization records and proof of Arizona residence (utility bill or rent receipt). Call 928-923-7900 to reserve an ap- pointment for your child’s assessment and register them for Kindergarten. RV & TRUCK REPAIR BEST AUTO SERVICE YOU CAN DEPEND ON! 585 N. Central Quartzsite Open Mon-Fri 8-5 928-927-8787 Johnny DelPino, Owner Pattie’s RV Park OPEN YEAR-ROUND! LARGE LOTS! 455 E. Main St., Quartzsite ~ Walk to shopping! Benefiting Quartzsite’s No Kill Animal Shelter Check out the newly remodeled gift shop & boutique with new designer jewelry! 455 E. Main St. Quartzsite Open 7 days 9-2 951-764-6072 - Propane Sales - Open 7days/week • 7am-5pm ~ Laundromat ~ RO Water ~ Thrift Shop ~ Propane 928-927-4223 Pets & Children Welcome! Animal Refuge Thrift Shop Your local U-Haul Dealer!

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