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October 5, 2011

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October 5, 2011 2 arrested for Tagging Provided by QPD On Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at approximately 7:30 a.m., em- ployees of the Town of Quarzsite discovered that the Town Hall building had been "tagged" with hate-filled messages sometime during the night. The tagging was discovered on the steps leading onto the surface of the courtyard entry into Town Hall, on seating benches outside Town Hall and the door to the Town library. Tagging was also discovered along the roadways in other areas of the Town of Quartzsite. Tagging included messages such as "Death to the Council", "Hang Gilbert", "Hang Them All", and featured the attempted drawing of a "Swastika," a symbol of Nazi Ger- many embraced by white suprema- cy and other hate groups. Video surveillance recordings at Town Hall showed two persons, Michael A. Roth, age 46, and Dana J. Stadler, age 58, both of Quartz- site, engaged in the tagging. Both individuals were later arrested the same day and each faces twelve counts of criminal damage, one count of criminal trespass, and one count of conspiracy. Both were booked into the La Paz County jail. Both men are reputed to be anti- Quartzsite government "activists" and have been outspoken about their ant-government views in the past. The Quartzsite Police Department reminds residents that "tagging," even done with chalk, violates Ar- izona's criminal damage statute whether the tagging occurs on pub- lic or private property. Meet Quartzsite, AZ- Ken Wagner and his wife, Crystal, moved to Quartzsite just about a year ago. Ken brings over 20 years of experience in the Internet Technologies Research and Develop- ment fields. They both fell in love with the small town and the friendly people. Wagner realized small vendors and merchants did not have a strong pres- ence, if any, on the Internet, so he de- cided to design an online community unique to Quartzsite called Q-Scoop! Q-scoop is a new website for the com- munity, the visitors, the businesses and the vendors. The website "is not just a website", said Wagner, "it's an environment, a community". The launch of the new "environment" is planned for mi-Oc- tober. According to the website, "it will be filled with useful information about Quartzsite and also host a social forum giving all the ability to talk to each oth- er and friends and family from home. It will include a virtual marketplace for those who have things to sell." Wagner said, "At this point the frame- work is done. We need participants! Let's make Quartzsite sparkle! The first of many areas are up and running live. The format is similar to Facebook, where members post mes- sages. However, there is much more to the new site. There will be a merchant/ vendors area, a classified section, a community area, listing of shows, local events, videos, photos, live chats with other members, blogs. The rate to advertise and be featured on Q-scoop with a page of your own is only $30/six months or $50/year. You can submit photos and info you'd like included or they can help with the designs. Wagner understands the importance of visibility on search engines and touts that www. will be in the top 8-10 on searches for Quartzsite! For more information, contact Ken or Crystal Wagner at 928-231-5009. Now Open in Quartzsite! WiGo Communication Computer Sales & Accessories Computer Repair Center Cell Phone Service Provider & Accessories 395 N. Central Blvd. Wireless, Keyboards, USB Cords, Data Storage, Routers, Switches, More! Open Mon-Fri. 10-5 928-927-5958 "Under certain circumstances, you may need to take steps to counteract someone else's wrongdoing, but it's better to do so without anger. That will be more effective, because when your mind is overwhelmed by a disturbing emotion like anger, the action you take may not be appropriate." ~ Dalai Lama HAM RADIO Amateur Radio Bible Study 147.360 MHZ STARTS NOV. 1ST 8:00 AM Every Day Except Sunday Open to all HAMS and Scanners Page 3 "Zumba Jan" is back at AWC! DITCH THE WORKOUT JOIN THE PARTY! Arizona Western College (AWC) on N. Kofa Ave. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am and 6pm Coming in November: Senior Center Classes Wednesdays 9am QIA Classes Mon. & Wed. 4:45pm 515-418-0442 Got something to share? • Birth • Obituary • Anniversary A FREE Service of Desert Messenger! 541-218-2560 Now Open! Headhunters II "The Best Little Hairhouse" in Quartzsite! 511 E. Main Street, Quartzsite Across from Beall's Stylists: Wilma, Linda Cuts - Styles Perms - Colors Walk-ins Early Appointments "Where getting your hair done is fun!" 928-927-3543

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