Desert Messenger

June 18, 2014

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DESERT MESSENGER Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper Proud to be a Quartzsite Licensed Business 928-916-4235 Founded by Walt Akin October 1, 2004 P�������� �� P���� R��� P��������� C�. P.O. Box 3185 Quartzsite, AZ 85359 P�������� ����� � ����� 1st & 3rd Wednesday Sept. thru May with Special Summer Editions June, July & August EDITOR/PUBLISHER Shanana "Rain" Golden-Bear CONTRIBUTING JOURNALIST Joanne Winer GUEST COLUMNIST Jedidiah Free GUEST COLUMNIST The late Rosalee O Wheeler GUEST COLUMNIST Gypsy Jane Finley CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Starr BearCat NAME PLATE LETTERING Paul Winer E-mail: Copyright 2013 Opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of the Desert Messenger. LIKE US on DesertMessengerNews FOLLOW US on Twitter @QuartzsiteRain Copyright 2014 6 June 18, 2014 By Shanana "Rain" Golden-Bear OPINION LETTERS TO EDITOR POLICY Desert Messenger encourages letters from its readers. Letters should be no longer than 300 words, and may be edited for grammar, content and length. OPINIONS EXPRESSED HEREIN DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THOSE OF THE DESERT MESSENGER. We invite you to not only see a problem, but search for the solution to share with the community, keeping the benefit of all in mind. Letters considered libelous, in poor taste, on a personal issue, mean spirited or dominated by Scripture quotes will not be published. Third party letters will not be accepted. To avoid confusion over people with common or similar names, writers must provide a full name and indicate the name they are known by. Writers must provide a full street address and phone number. Rvers can provide the location of park/BLM land, etc. Street addresses will not be published. Phone numbers are for verification only and will not be printed. Send letters to: Desert Messenger, P.O. Box 3185, Quartzsite, AZ 85359 or E-mail to: 928-916-4235 Well, it's political season in Quartzsite again and anger is rear- ing it's ugly head already. Anger has caused more damage in this world than any other emotion. Recent school shootings and priest attacks obviously didn't occure because people were at peace with themselves. Media has jumped on the band wagon to blame every dysfunction in our society. Perpetrators seem to be winning the battle when the reporters dig into their lives and we talk about them for weeks after an incident. All this talk gives future fame seekers the vehicle to get the attention they crave. Being a new grandmother, I think of the life my grandchild will have. Her parents are loving, thoughtful and strong in their plans to raise this beautiful child with health, happiness, integrity and respect. Integrity and respect often seem to be missing in discussions about Quartzsite politics. Some politi- cians get addicted to fi nding what's wrong, while forgetting to brag up what's working to improve society. I know, in order to change, one needs to be aware of what's not working, however some folks just harp on the negative without fi nd- ing solutions for the future. When our words are fi lled with anger, our hearts get cut off from feeling love and compassion. Imag- ine a political season fi lled with folks who place ads in support of what they love about their com- munity. Imagine a political season fi lled with hope and focus on a better future without the anger, threats of blood being shed or jobs being lost. Imagine people com- ing together to discuss solutions instead of pointing fi ngers at their opponents. Time will tell. "Watch your words....your heart is listening." ~ Eleanor Brownn Just Rambling... Provided by Elmer London, Quartzsite and Desert Messenger I watched California Chrome lose the Belmont Stakes last week. I rode a spirited horse once, in 1943 at Tucson. I was warned that he would break for home, if he could. Keep him under control was the word. He could and I couldn't. Somewhere far back my hat went that-away. Across from McDonald's • Quartzsite NEED CASH? Jim Buys GOLD! Broken Jewelry, Old Teeth, Coins, Nuggets, etc. 1240 W. Main Street World record T-shirts available now! Quartzsite, AZ - The record for the World's Largest Human Letter was set at the Quartzsite Improve- ment Association (QIA) during the fi nale of The GRAND Gathering on March 9th, 2014. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS confi rmed 631 participants achieved the new world record title. T-shirts com- memorating the achievement are now on sale! T-shirts are available for sale at Readers Oasis and Horizon Com- munity Bank now. Shirts can also be ordered online at html. They are being sold for only $15.00 each plus shipping. The photos of the Largest Human Letter "Q" were so popular that organizers decided to provide com- memorative T-shirts designed by Mark Goldberg. Funds raised will support the The GRAND Gather- ing - Legacy 2015, which includes events for the 50th Anniversary of the QIA. The shirts will be available when snowbirds return in the fall also! For more information visit www.

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