Desert Messenger

September 21, 2011

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Page 12 Bouse Elementary School updates Congratulations to the Bouse Elementary School's Newly Elected Student Council Members. Back Row: Stacia Saxton (Secretary), Katey Morgan (Vice President), Nicole Kimberlin (President) Front Row: Josef McClenning (3/4th Rep), Lourdes Mejia (Treasurer), Angelina Fugate (5/6th Rep) Not Shown: Shane Donoghe (1/2nd Rep) and Nick Marlowe (7/8th Rep) Cinemas in Parker this Summer! Great job guys! Sept. 21st is International Day of Peace The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") provides an opportu- nity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was estab- lished by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in Septem- ber 1982. In 2002 the General Assembly of- ficially declared September 21 as the permanent date for the International Day of Peace. By creating the International Day 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. Gem Stone Jewelry & Black Hills Gold Jewelry JEWELRY • FINDINGS Black Hills Gold Jewelry, Moun�ngs, Gems, Minerals, AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY & POTTERY BEADS • Southwest & How-to Books Open Daily 8-5 Sun. 9-4 CLOSED TUESDAYS 928-927-6381, Fax 928-927-4814 1250 W. Main, Quartzsite (across from McDonald's) of Peace, the UN devoted itself to worldwide peace and encouraged all of mankind to work in cooperation for this goal. During the discussion of the U.N. Resolution that established the International Day of Peace, it was suggested that: "Peace Day should be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples… This day will serve as a reminder to all peoples that our organization, with all its limitations, is a living in- strument in the service of peace and should serve all of us here within the organization as a constantly pealing bell reminding us that our permanent commitment, above all interests or differences of any kind, is to peace." Since its inception, Peace Day has marked our personal and planetary progress toward peace. It has grown to include millions of people in all parts of the world, and each year events are organized to commemorate and cel- ebrate this day. Events range in scale from private gatherings to public con- certs and forums where hundreds of thousands of people participate. Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as light- ing a candle at noon, or just sitting in silent meditation. Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. The impact if millions of people in all parts of the world, com- ing together for one day of peace, is immense. International Day of Peace is also a Day of Ceasefire – personal or political. Take this opportunity to make peace in your own relationships as well as impact the larger conflicts of our time. Imagine what a whole Day of Ceasefire would mean to humankind. October 5, 2011

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