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June 1, 2011

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P��� 8 SPECIAL RECALL ELECTION CANDIDATE PACKET INFO The Town of Quartzsite an- nounced they will hold a Special Recall Election for the office of Mayor on August 30th, 2011. Candidate packet distribution began on May 16, 2011. Candidate packets filing deadline is no earlier than June 2, 2011 8am. and no later than July 1, 2011 5pm. Candidate packets should be filed at Quartzsite Town Hall, located at 465 N. Plymouth, Quartzsite. For more information contact Town Hall at 928-927-4333. The last day to register to vote in the August 30th election is August 1st, 2011. ���.D�����M��������.��� La Paz County Health Dept. receives award La Paz County, AZ- La Paz County Health Department was the recipient of its fourth Daniel T. Cloud Outstand- ing Practice Award for immunizations at the annual Arizona Partnership for Immunizations (TAPI) awards cer- emony in Phoenix on April 27th. Since its inception in 2000, The Ari- zona Partnership for Immunizations (TAPI) has recognized exceptional efforts of individuals, community groups, and organizations that have made a difference in immunization coverage levels within the last year (2010). This can be done through the development of new ideas and/or poli- cies that lead to increased rates, or by meeting certain targeted goals. The Daniel T. Cloud Award is for any organization or practice that has reached a 90% or higher coverage level for children that are fully immunized before the age two. Assessments are conducted twice yearly (March and September) to determine the current immunization status in each county. The March assessment reached the 90% goal. La Paz County is the only county health department in Arizona to date that has received this award. “We are proud of our nurses and staff,” said Diana Grazier, La Paz County Di- rector of Nursing, “but we couldn’t do it without the tremendous support we get from the schools or the diligent ef- fort on the part of the parents/guard- ians of these children.” Children’s immunizations are free. The current schedule is: • Parker: LPCHD, 1112 Joshua Ave, every Tuesday from 8 -11:30 AM and 1:00 – 4:00 PM. • Ehrenberg: Ehrenberg Fire Dept, 1st Wednesday of the month, 9:30 – 11:30 AM. • Quartzsite: Quartzsite Fire Dept. 1st Wednesday day of the month, 1:00 – 3:00 PM. • Salome: Tri-Valley Medical 1st Thursday of the month, 9:30 – 11:30 AM. J��� 1, 2011 TOWN OF QUARTZSITE BEGINS WORK ON HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN QUARTZSITE, AZ- A planning team com- prised of representatives from Town of Quartzsite, Town of Parker and La Paz County representing Planning and Zoning, Public Works, Emergency Management and various other agen- cies will be meeting regularly to partic- ipate in a hazard mitigation planning process. The team will develop a Multi-Juris- dictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for the Town of Quartzsite according to The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA2K). For more information, contact Quartzsite Town Hall, 465 N. Plym- outh, Quartzsite. www.QuartzsiteAZ. com. Call 928-927-4333. Quartzsite Radio KBUX 94.3 FM • Quartzsite’s Favorite “CLASSIC HITS” • Local Information • Weather • 24 Hours Day / 7 Days Week! 928-927-5111 First locally-owned and operated music station in Quartzsite, Arizona. Proudly serving the communities of Quartzsite, Bouse, Brenda, Rainbow Acres, La Paz Valley and beyond, since 1988. Operation Hero Comfort to hold Flag Retirement Ceremony June 11 By Joanne Winer If you have an American or State flag that is tattered or torn, please think about “retiring” it properly by being part of the Flag Retirement Ceremony sponsored by Operation Hero Comfort in Quartzsite. Proto- col dictates that any flag that is torn, or worn out should be burned in a special ceremony, the grommets removed, and the ashes buried with respect. Operation Hero Comfort will hold its 3rd annual Flag Retirement Ceremony on Saturday, June 11 starting at 8 p.m. at the Pavilion in the Town Park on Plymouth Road in Quartzsite. Anyone with a flag that needs retiring can bring it to the Town Hall or the Business Chamber and it will be retired in the ceremony along with all the others they have collected. Or you can bring it to the ceremony and be part of it. The local Cub Scout troop will perform the ceremony. After the flags are burned in the barrels and the ashes cool off, the grommets from the flags are collected and are sent by Operation Hero Comfort to the adopted troop units they currently have in Afghanistan and Iraq. The grommets are felt to bring good luck to those who carry them, and Operation Hero Comfort has sent hundreds of them in the past three years to their different adopted units. Please come out and take part in this very special ceremony to honor the flag and those who serve our country under it. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony. For more information, please call Anita Carlson at 928-927-4292.

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