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October 1, 2014

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To Donate $10 to American Red Cross - Text "REDCROSS" to 90999 10 October 1, 2014 VFW Post 769 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS 120 S. Palo Verde, Quartzsite, AZ, 928-927-7697 The Canteen is a smoking establishment • Members & Guests Only for Alcohol Service ACTIVITIES FOR CORPORAL BEN SCOTT POST 769 AND LADIES AUXILIARY 769 We are collecting coupons you may have that you won't use. These go to the military families who can use them up to 6 months after expiration. Collection boxes will be placed in businesses around Town, churches, and at the Post. Please help us in this endeavor to assist our Veterans. October 11 – Run to the Cross which honors all veterans of all wars – from Prim, NV Spaghetti Dinner at Post 769 4-6 p.m. Donation requested $6:50 October 25 – WELCOME SNOWBIRDS Breakfast In A Bag will be held in the parking lot at the Post beginning at 8:00 a.m. Re- quested donation of $6.00. If members pay dues at that time, the breakfast will be free. This event is a fundraiser for our building fund. Stop by enjoy breakfast and view the plans for our expansion. October 31 – Dedication of 50th Commem- orative Vietnam War Display at 9:00 a.m. in Town Hall. Join us for this dedication and view the display. November 1 – Walk In The Past at the Cem- etery. Visit our USO tent for refreshments and music. November 11 – Veteran's Day – 11:00 a.m. at the Planes at the Park. Pot Luck lunch will be held at the Post at 12:00. Attend this cer- emony, join us for the pot luck (bring a dish of food to share) and view our expansion plans. November 15 – Harvest Festival at Lutheran Church – 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Visit our booths for delicious Cobblers and other refreshments December 6 – Rose and Gary Fraser Memo- rial ChickNik at Fire Station – 12:00 to 4p.m. which is a benefi t to assist those training for fi re fi ghting. January 10 – Hi-Jolly Parade sponsored by VFW. Check our VFW Post 769 website for additional activities Comrades meeting -1st Saturday 9 a.m. at Post Ladies Auxiliary meets-1st Saturday 9 a.m. at Post House Committee meets -1st Sat. 10 a.m. at Post Mens Auxiliary – 1st Saturday - 1 p.m. at Post District 1 Riders meeting 2nd Sat 2 p.m. - TBA READER'S OASIS BOOKS 690 E. Main - Quartzsite (one block east of Family Dollar) 928-927-6551 "CELEBRATE RECOVERY, a recovery program based on eight principles from the Beatitudes (sayings of Jesus recorded in Mat- thew chapter 5) will be rolled out at Zion Lutheran Church in Blythe on Friday, Oct. 3, 6 p.m. Beginning with a brief worship segment in the sanctuary, partici- pants and leaders will move to the parish hall for plenary sessions and then small support groups. Celebrate Recovery is a larger umbrella than AA or Al Anon as it seeks to help people not only with alcoholism, but also with divorce, sexual abuse, codependency, domestic violence, drug addiction, food addiction, gambling addic- tion and many more of the hurts of life. Celebrate Recovery will meet every Friday after its inaugura- tion on Oct. 3 beginning at 6 p.m. and closing at 8 p.m. Zion Lu- theran Church is located at 701 E. Chanslorway in Blythe. All are welcome. For more information call #760-619-5002 or the church at #760-922-7321. Recovery program starts in Blythe Country Music Jams start Saturday Oct 4 at 1pm Gospel Jams start Tuesday Oct 7 at 7pm Chapel starts Sunday Oct 19 at 10am Bingo starts Monday Oct 20 at 7pm The above activities recur weekly through March 2015. • Friday Oct 31 – Melody Masters Halloween Dance – 7pm -$4/person • Wed Nov 5 – Amber Waves Band Show – 7pm – Donation • Fri Nov 14 – Marty Berk Comedy Show – 7pm - $6/person • Fri Nov 21 – Melody Masters Dance – 7pm - $4/person • Fri Nov 28 – Western Strings Band Dance – 7pm - $4/person Desert Gold RV Park Activities Across from McDonald's • Quartzsite NEED CASH? Jim Buys STERLING SILVER! All Silver Coins, .999 Bars, Sterling Silverware, etc. He then posted fi gures showing out of 1800 miles of "routes", 25% will be closed. But after La Paz Co. Ad- min Dan Field asked if roads main- tained by La Paz County were in- cluded in those fi gures, it became clear that the fi gures were manipu- lated. The county maintained roads were included in the total of 1800 miles of "routes" and also included in the 75% of "routes" left open. Field wants a better explanation of linear features, such as how much of those fi gures include animal tracks, tank tracks, county maintained roads & ATV Trails. Supervisor Holly Irwin showed her frustration by stating she's been dealing with 3 BLM direc- tors since taking offi ce. After hearing excuses from MacDonald about "all this is just a proposal", she asked, "Then what are we doing here?" The Supervisors opened it up for public comments. Rep. Sonny Bor- relli, Quartzsite Mayor Ed Foster, and many people spoke about their mistrust of the process. Regarding complaints about their website not being user friendly, MacDonald ad- mitted, "If it's our technical defi cien- cy, we're going to have to improve it. We just have to do a better job." Borrelli said, "A road less traveled will naturally close itself" and the crowd applauded. MacDonald did not have answers on how much this study has cost or will cost in the fu- ture to implement. Another discussion was about how trail closures will impact the local economy. MacDonald said, "That's not how we see it." He continued, "It will enhance the local economy." He said they're working with local OHV groups to create plan similar to Utah's trails. MacDonald also stated BLM doesn't have the staff to oversee the area. "I've asked lo- cal ATV clubs to help." The BLM plans on holding a meeting in Quartzsite in January and ac- cepting public comments. He ended with "we will seek further comments from the public." BLM FROM PAGE 1 Gospel music Jam Ralph Martin will be start- ing the Gospel acoustic music jam at the Alliance Church on Monday, Oct. 13th. He's still doing the Tues. night jam at the Community Bible Church. Both jams start at 6:30 pm and at the Community Bible Church it's ok for amplifi ed instruments and music other than Gospel.

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