Desert Messenger

May 4, 2011

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P��� 2 DESERT MESSENGER IS A PROUD MEMBER OF ���.D�����M��������.��� QUARTZSITE SCHOOL IN RUNNING FOR $25K GRANT! Pepsi Challenges America to Rock the House for a good cause! Deadline for May 18th issue of the Desert Messenger is WED. May 11th Email: Phone: 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” Y our local Dealer! RV & TRUCK REPAIR BEST AUTO SERVICE YOU CAN DEPEND ON! 585 N. Central Quartzsite Open Mon-Fri 8-5 Johnny DelPino, Owner “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! Serving Quartzsite and Surrounding Areas Coping With Loss Adult Grief Support Coping With Loss Adult Grief Support QUARTZSITE, AZ - Pepsi is giving away millions each month to fund refresh- ing ideas that change the world. Linda Ward, Quartzsite Elementary School, was notifi ed May 1st, that her grant proposal was approved. The grant proposals with the most votes will win! The Pepsi Refresh Project is all about supporting great ideas that move com- munities forward. “Inspire Dreams of Art” is a proposal for an art program in Quartzsite Ele- mentary School. Quartzsite is the Rock Capital of the World and this program combines rocks, art, and entrepreneu- ral spirit, perfect for Quartzsite! So spread the word and get the votes out! In an effort to support those who generate innovative, optimistic ideas, the Pepsi Refresh Project (www.refre- awarded more than $20 million in 2010 to move commu- nities forward. Pepsi funds projects that make a dif- ference in six categories: Health, Arts & Culture, Food & Shelter, The Planet, Neighborhoods and Education. To vote, log onto: http://www.refresheverything. com/dreams-of-art. Now through September 30, you can get up to 100 extra votes with a unique “Power Vote” code found under the cap of specially marked Pepsi bottles and specially marked Pepsi 12 pack and 24 pack can packaging. Vote Today and Everyday! M�� 4, 2011 Editorial BY SHANANA “RAIN” GOLDEN-BEAR “I’ve never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure.” Mark Twain What an emotional roller coaster ride its been for many Americans this week! President Barack Obama announced late Sunday evening, that America’s Number One Terrorist, Osama bin Laden, had been killed. Even before the offi cial announce- ment, people were gathering; phone calls, Tweets, & Facebook posts were feverishly made; tears, patriotic songs, and prayers were being offered up here in Quartzsite and around our nation. Just days prior to that announcement, the world was celebrating the sweet love of the British Royals in the most watched Wedding of the Decade, revelling in the pagentry. Wednesday morning, Obama released his birth certifi cate, and told the world, “We’ve got big problems to solve. We are not going to be able to do it if we spend time vilifying each other ... if we just make stuff up and pretend that facts are not facts...we are not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by side shows and carnival barkers”. And then later on Wednesday, the south for an objective or goal. What stories are you sharing? Are they supportive, hopeful, inspirational? Or are you feeding rumors? Just as President Obama said he doubt- ed that facts presented would quiet the birther conspiracy theorists, Quartzsite rumors abound with innuendos. Fear and anger can destroy the peace in here in Quartzsite to galvanize our com- munity. The phenominal donations for the Scholars’ street banner only took a few hours to gather. Celia’s Gardens is a must see! The new walking path on Plymouth & Quail Trail adds to the connectivity of our community. Honor- ing our diversity teaches us to respect others. Keeping focus on what brings people together, rather than what sepa- rates us is healing. Perhaps it’s time for us as individu- experienced horrifi c tornados that de- stroyed whole towns and killed hundreds. Watching the devistation, my heart is saddened. Please remember to donate to Red Cross and other organizations! We all remember where we were on that fateful day of Sept. 11, 2001. We might even have extremely strong emo- tions arising from our painful memories and stories. Stories can be very powerful to open hearts and minds. Amazing things happen when people come together harmoniously als to think about how we can come together more often, remembering our gratitude, and share our successes. As America celebrates the end of the reign of terror from Bin Laden, it would be good for us remember the pain of those who lost loved ones on 9.11.01, and those suffering loss from the recent natural disasters. Pray for their healing. Let us all unite together against terror- ism in any form. Let us pray for those who are still fi ghting terrorism around the globe. Honor our warriors! And pray for Peace! 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 a community...or people can become gal- vanized, just as it did shortly after 9-11. We have may “wins” to celebrate right U-Haul

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