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October 1, 2014

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22 October 1, 2014 Page 22 October 5, 2011 PUZZLE PAGE (page 20) ANSWERS Strange but True CAN‛T FIND "THE MESSENGER"? JOIN THE THOUSANDS READING IT ONLINE! Sign up for FREE VIP alerts when the next E-edition of the DESERT MESSENGER is available @ From June 29-July 28, 2011 there was 23,028 page views! by Samantha Weaver It was Hungarian psychiatrist Thomas Stephen Szasz who made the following sage observation: "If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia." The world's most popular fruit is the banana. In the United States, people consume more bananas than apples and oranges put together. Thomas Jefferson was an inventor as well as a statesman, but he refused to take out patents on any of his ideas. He believed that inventions should benefit all of humanity, not just himself. According to those who study such things, the average American believes the ideal age -- that is, the best year of his or her life -- is 32. And when 30- somethings are asked when old age begins, the majority of men say it's in the late 60s, while more women be- lieve old age begins in the 70s. That iconic symbol of the Old West, the Pony Express, was based on the mail system used throughout the Mongol Empire in the 13th century. However, the Mongol riders often cov- ered 125 miles in a single day, which was faster than the best record held by a Pony Express rider. In Nazi Germany, it was illegal to name a horse "Adolph." Unless you're from Central Florida, you've probably never heard of the small town of Ocoee. So you might be surprised to learn that during World War II, Ocoee earned the distinction of sending more men, per capita, to serve in the military than any other town in the United States. Thought for the Day: "It ought to be plain how little you gain by getting excited and vexed. You'll always be late for the previous train, and always in time for the next." -- Piet Hein (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. Veterans Post by Freddy Groves Finding Agent Orange/ Kidney Cancer Link Researchers at the Overton Brooks Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Shreveport, La., have been taking a close look at the correlation between Agent Orange exposure and kidney cancer. They pulled the records of nearly 300 patients who'd been diagnosed with kidney cancer, and of those, 13 had been exposed to Agent Orange. There was exposure documentation on 10 of them. They're calling the research "prelimi- nary" as it hasn't had a peer review, but at this point, other VA medical centers will be pooling their data as well. This is how the process begins to have an illness declared a presumptive con- nection to Agent Orange exposure. It will be a long haul and will include much more research, reviews and fi- nally (one can hope) a positive outcome with claims resulting in benefits. If you have kidney cancer and were exposed to Agent Orange in any of the locations where it was used or stored, make sure your paperwork is in order with the VA medical folks. File your claim. Then, down the road, you won't have to rush to file. To see the long list of locations where Agent Orange was used in Vietnam, go to, and then click on Agent Orange-Related Diseases. Then click on "exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides. If your exposure was elsewhere, there's a link down near the bottom titled "Herbicide Tests and Storage Outside Vietnam." Yes, this chart is buried on the site. If you want your free Agent Orange Registry Health Exam, call your clos- est VA hospital and ask for the VA En- vironmental Health Coordinator. This is not the same as a disability com- pensation exam, and you don't have to be enrolled in the VA's health-care system. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail. com. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. PUZZLE PAGE ANSWERS (from page 20) FREE CLASSIFIEDS * *for items under $999 (30 words, 1/mo./private party) 30 words $ 4.50 / ad or Twice for $ 8 Ed 928-916-4235 CLASSIFIEDS PUBLISHER'S NOTICE: All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to adver- tise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial sta- tus, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination." YARD SALE at Paradise RV Park. Oct. 3rd & 4th, 8am til ? Lots of items. Stop in and check out our sale. YARD SALES! FRI. & SAT. Oct. 3-4, AND Fri & Sat. Oct. 10-11. 415 N. Emerald Ave. by Community Center. 6am - 10am only. YARD SALE at Las Ca- sas de Quartzsite and Quartzsite Senior Apart- ments 1615/1617 E Quail Trail. Fri. & Sat. Oct 10th & 11th 7:00 am - 1:00 pm IMS URGENT CARE Now Hiring! Part Time & Sea- sonal CNA's, MA's, with Front Office and Back Of- fice knowledge. Inquire at 255 N Central Blvd, Ste. 7, Quartzsite; email christina.pelkey@imsaz. com or fax 480-621-7043. LOST DOG! Black/white Lab mix, white line on head, white belly, white triangle on rear end. Rabies & heart tag w/phone. Last seen 9/2/14 on Sunrise near Cac- tus Patch. Named Fritzie. (could be confused with Pit mix) Call 928-916-9143 (keep trying). Owner at 206 E. Sunrise, around back. FOR SALE: 36' 5th-wheel w/ year-round add-on room that needs some finishing work. Double corner lot in Wagon West RV Park, Brenda. Dou- ble car port; 2 storage shed. Reduced to $5500. Call Jean: 503 313 2840. HELP WANTED Cooks, Servers, Dishwashers. Drop by in person, ask for Cee or Carl. Times Three Family Restaurant. 1265 W. Main St. Quartzsite. No phone calls please. FOR RENT 5TH Wheel in a LaMirage RV Park. $300/ month. Please contact Bev- erly at (928) 446-5326 or 928-927-5016 for more info. OLD LIONEL TRAIN Set 0.27 gauge 100 ft metal track, 6 metal rail cars, 7 plastic rail cars, metal en- gine, much more. $100. 928-927-4572. VERY CUTE 1 bedroom Park Model. Must sell due to medical issues. Quiet, skirted, screened in deck, 8 x 16 craft room, landscaped. La Mirage RV Park, 62B Washington, Quartzsite. Make offer. For appt. call 360-318-5824. FOR RENT: One 2 bedroom house and 1 two bedroom doublewide. Two different parks, both great locations. Call 928-927-5296 for more information. SPACES AVAILABLE in SPACES AVAILABLE IN LaMirage RV Park located at 110-146 N. Washington. Our Park is like family. Call (928) 446-5326. Yearly rent $1200. NEED CAMPING GEAR? Stoves, tents, water stor- age, survival food, solar & wind power, & even RV's and Travel Trailers! Rock- sInMyHead is open in King- man, AZ until October! We'll be open in Quartzsite by November! 605-376-8754, and online at www.RocksIn- FOR RENT Large Fenced Corner RV Lot 10x12 stor- age building. Some restric- tions apply. 928-575-3364. FOR SALE 2013 TMEC 200 cc Dirt Bike. 5 speed. Low miles, street legal, $2,000. 870-602-0142. BLACK MACK 13 HP Hon- da Generator, 4 receptacles for 120, 30 amp twist recep- tacle, 8 gal tank, $675. 209- 484-9826. PRE-LOVED LAPIDARY Equipment for Sale! 20" Flat Lap, 14" slab saw, buf- fers, grinder/polishers, rock tumblers, motors, and more. Plus, we can order whatever you need. RocksInMyHead is open in Kingman, AZ un- til October! We will be open in Quartzsite by November. 605-376-8754, www.Rock- QUARTZSITE RV PARK owners/managers: I of- fer your tenants a FREE educational class on Theft Protection/Prevention at your convenience. Approx. 1 hour. Contact Hoby Erick- son. 209-996-1402. SEASONAL OR YEAR- ROUND MANAGER want- ed for small 55+ RV park in Quartzsite. Minimum duties in exchange for space rent. Starts Oct. 1st. 928-899- 1210 or 928-499-8128. 2003 DODGE CARGO VAN 157k miles, new trans, pin- ion bearings, brakes, tires, shocks. Painted 1 year ago. Very cold AC. Runs great. $6,000.209-484-9826. NOW OPEN ALL YEAR! Winterhaven 55+ RV Park in Quartzsite. $1175/year + electric. 928-899-1210, 928-499-8128. OPEN UTILITY TRAILER for sale. 5 x 9. Single Axle. Wood floor. $600 OBO Locat- ed in Kingman. 605-376-8754. START OFF THE 2014/15 season with a new business! Turn-key business for sale. ToolsRUs Retail/Wholesale Discount Tool Business, ready to walk into and make money. Currently operating at a profit with only two days a week. All inventory, equip- ment, displays, fixtures, signs, trailer, tent frames, accounts, website, and more included in price. Plus two weeks training with current owner to get business up and running. 25 year busi- ness, owners retiring. Call 605-376-8754 for more info. FOR ALL YOUR musical instrument needs call Ralph at 928-927-7580. Now sell- ing a good selection of gui- tar, mandolin, banjo and ukulele strings. LAS CASAS DE Quartzsite Apartments have spacious 3 bedroom apartments avail- able, 1617 E Quail Trail. Amenities include bulit-in microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, ceiling fan, patio/balcony, washer/ dryer hook ups on all units, on-site laundry, car ports, picnic and BBQ area, play ground, and community pool. Pets under 25 pounds are welcome. Household in- come limits apply. Contact Anita 928 927-4410

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