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May 4, 2011

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P��� 8 Jennifer (AKA “Jade”) Harris-Jones filed another lawsuit against the Town of Quartzsite on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. According to court documents, Harris-Jones is now suing for “Ha- rassment and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress”. A previous law- suit charging the town with Racketeer- ing/Corruption was dismissed in Janu- ary, 2011. Defendants listed are: Town of Quartz- site, a political subdivision; Town of Quartzsite City Council; Wesley Huntley (past mayor); Jeffrey Gilbert (Quartzsite Chief of Police); Alexandra Taft (Quartzsite Town Manager). Also listed as defendants are: John Does 1- 5; Jane Does 1-5, ABC Companies 1-5; XYZ Corporations; according to Jones, the true names, or capacities, are un- known to the plaintiff). The lawsuit pertains to an April 13, 2010 incident that took place at Grease- wood Swapmeet. Jones claims the then Mayor Wes Huntley and his wife, Mary, along with Town Council Member, Pa- tricia Anderson, placed political signs on “her leased property”. In Harris-Jones’ complaint, she al- leges each of the defendants’ conduct ���.D�����M��������.��� Town sued by Jennifer Harris-Jones constitutes harassment which has been continuous and without basis. Harris- Jones also alleges the defendants’ con- duct was extreme and outrageous and was intended to cause her severe emo- tional distress. Jones claims as a result of the conduct of the defendants, she has sustained serious and severe emo- tional distress, all of which has caused and will continue to cause mental and nervous pain and suffering. Harris-Jones is seeking general com- pensatory, special and punitive damag- es, as well as attorneys’ fees and costs, all of which were unspecified. In a seperate issue, Jennifer Jones was arrested Tuesday, April 19th, at Town Hall, for Simulating Legal Process, Dis- orderly Conduct- Abusive or Offensive and Contempt of Court. Her husband, John L. Jones, was cited for Simulating Legal Process. The arrests took place during BLM’s public scoping meeting regarding the proposed solar project just north of Quartzsite. Both defendants appeared in court ty Sherriff’s Office (LPCSO) has been investigating numerous copper wire thefts from various farming operations in the eastern part of La Paz County. The thefts occur during the night time hours, and it appears that vehicle(s) are used to access the various locations. It appears that several individuals are re- sponsible for the thefts and criminal damage associated at the various farm- ing locations. Local agricultural districts have com- bined fundraising efforts to offer an award of up to $10,000 for information leading to the apprehension and con- viction of individuals responsible for the theft of copper wire & components from wells and agricultural facilities. The La Paz County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in iden- tifying potential suspects and or vehi- cles that are being utilized to commit these criminal acts. on Wed. April 27th when Judge Henry scheduled a hearing for Wed. May 25th at 10am. Pattie’s RV Park OPEN YEAR-ROUND! LARGE LOTS! 455 E. Main St., Quartzsite ~ Walk to shopping! - Propane Sales - Open 7days/week • 7am-5pm ~ Laundromat ~ RO Water ~ Thrift Shop ~ Propane Pets & Children Welcome! 928-927-4223 Animal Refuge Thrift Shop 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 You can contact the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-293-6141, or 928-669-6141. Quartzsite Student Run Radio Station! 91.7 FM KEQS Scholars’ Radio Reward offered for infor- mation on copper thefts Over the past months, La Paz Coun- M�� 4, 2011  MEDICAL FROM PAGE 7 How much marijuana can I buy? A qualifying patient or designated caregiver registered with ADHS will be able to obtain up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana in a 14-day period from a registered nonprofit medical marijua- na dispensary. If I am visiting Arizona from another state from which I have obtained a medical marijuana card, can I legally possess mari- juana? May I buy marijuana from a dispensary? State law allows a visiting qualifying patient with a registry identification card or its equivalent, issued by the qualifying patient’s home state, to possess or use marijuana. However, a visiting patient is not authorized to obtain marijuana from a dispensary because the dispensary is required in statute to access a verification system before dispensing marijuana. In November 2010, voters passed the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. The citizen initiative (Proposition 203) called on the Arizona Department of Health Services to create a medical marijuana program within 120 days from the official election results. Qualifying patients started applying for identification cards on April 14, 2011 and the Department will accept initial dispensary applications begin- ning in June 2011. To learn more visit AZ Health Dept.’s website at medicalmarijuana.

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