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October 5, 2011

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Page 8 Halloween Caravan Oct. 28th permission slips needed The annual Halloween Caravan for Quartzsite kids will take place on Friday, October 28th at Town Hall. Permission slips will be required before the kids are allowed on the buses--please fill out one and bring it with your child--you will find it on Page 19 and the next issue of this newspaper. The buses will leave Town Hall at 2 p.m. sharp--so please be there no later than 1:45pm to be sure to get a seat. One of the first stops will be at JR's RV Park, where tables will be set up in the clubhouse for anyone who wishes to bring candy to give out to the kids when they arrive. If you need a table, please call Anita at 928-927-4292. If she is not there, please leave a message and she will get back to you. You must reserve a table if you wish to give out candy there. The buses will then travel around town on their route to the RV parks and businesses that are on the route and end up back at the Town Hall Library for the Haunted House. This caravan has been going on for over 20 years, and is the safest and best way to take the kids "Trick or Treating" without having to go door-to-door in parks where some do not wish to be disturbed. We are escorted by the Police & Fire departments, along with Search and Rescue vehicles. It's a great lot of fun for everyone!! PLEASE DON'T FORGET THE PERMISSION SLIPS!!! Quartzsite Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Logo Design Contest! (QSAPC) We looking for a new logo! You can help! LOGO CONTEST RULES • Submissions must be inspired by and contain the title "Quartzsite Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition" (may also include: "QSAPC") • Artists may submit multiple designs, but they must be submitted as separate entries • Each entry must have artist's full name, date of birth, home address, phone number and/or an email address on the back of entry. • Contestants may be of any age and artistic ability, multiple people are allowed to design and submit one logo together • Winner of the contest must be able and willing to make changes to the design, as directed by the Quartzsite Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition • Submissions should contain no more than four (4) colors and be your original work using no stock clip art images • By submitting a design you are guaranteeing that you hold rights to everything in it, and that it does not contain any copyrighted material • Submissions must be hand-drawn and colored on an 8x11 sheet of paper • Submissions must be into the Quartzsite Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition by end-of-day Friday, October 14th. Drop off entries at Town Hall. NEW LOGO SELECTION • 3-5 finalists will be selected by the Quartzsite Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition vote, based on creativity, aesthetic and practical application • One design winner will be selected by popular vote on Saturday, October 22nd at the Red Ribbon Week kickoff event • Not only will the winning design be seen ALL OVER TOWN… on posters, on t-shirts, on the web, on banners, etc. but the design winner will receive a FREE iPod Shuffle prize! SUBMISSION AGREEMENT: The Quartzsite Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (QSAPC) reserves the right to make any adjustments deemed necessary to the winning design and will have all rights to the winning design. By submitting an entry, you agree that if your design wins, it can be used by the QSAPC on all event, educational, and PSA promotional materials, including the t-shirts. By submitting and entering the contest, you are agreeing to all contest rules and are attesting to the originality of your design. The Entrant agrees to assign all rights, title and interest into the submission, including copyright, to the QSAPC and waives his/her legal rights in the submission. By submitting a design and accepting the contest prize, the winning Entrant permits the QSAPC to make public and otherwise use the winner's name, biographical information, city of residence, and submitted work without further compensation in any media now known or hereafter developed for promotional and/or publicity purposes, unless prohibited by law. Scholars' Preschool updates This year the Little Scholars' Preschool has had wonderful volunteers as- sisting with our needs to get our year off to a great start! Scholars' board member, T.C. Collier, and his wife, Debbie, and son Lane helped us create a "Music Wall" in our playground. We can now make beautiful sounds with some of our favorite things...pots, pans, spoons, wire whisks...You may hear us if you get your mail at the Post Office Annex. Mr. Collier also put up a chalkboard on our fence where we practice our prewriting skills and create drawings. Carl Baker and Mike Glines put our 4 small tables together which enable us to learn to work cooperatively with friends. Thank you, friends, for helping us! Shirley Cunningham, our Quality First coach sent us the website that inspired our interpretation of the "Music Wall". She has been such an important part of the improvements we have made to meet the needs of preschoolers in the Quartzsite area with our Preschool. Through Quality First and First Things First, the Little Scholars' Pre- school has been able to purchase new lockers, age appropriate toys, child size shelves, new cots , and sheets. Our new teacher for the 3 year olds is Cindy Rogers, who comes to us from CRIT Head Start with over 10 years experience in early childhood education. She has created a room that is child friendly , with plenty of learning centers for Free Choice activities. The younger students can now experience the same type of activities as the 4 and 5 year olds on their age appropriate level. This year the Little Scholars Preschool is taking applications for vol- unteers through Northern Arizona University's Grandparents Support Group. If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer, please contact Lisa DeHaven at 927-9420. We love our volunteers! In Memorium Donald Eugene Morgan A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, October 16th at 4pm in the VFW Post 769 to remember the life of Donald Eugene Morgan. He was born in Overton, Texas, and went to be with Jesus on July 20, 2011. He died at home with his wife at his side. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bonnie Mor- gan and five children; Rocky Lane of Phoenix, Ariz., Cindy and Barba- ra of Rolla, Miss., Rose and Larry of Weiser, Idaho. Nine grandchil- dren; Mylon, Duston, and Allen, of Weiser, Idaho, Crystal of Las Vegas, Nevada, Steph of Oregon, RJ, Rhiannon, Donnie and Elisha of Ft. Thompson, of S.D. Donald was 77 years old. He served in the Korean War at age of 16 and celebrated his 17th birthday on "Bloody Ridge", and served six months straight on the front lines. He lived in Quartzsite for 10 years at Tyson Mobile Home Park. Some people called him the "Jesus Man" as he enjoyed handing out litera- ture "tracts". He enjoyed metal detecting and was fondly called, "Beep, Beep" by family members. He was a life-time member of Dis- abled American Veterans (D.A.V.). He will be missed by friends and family. October 5, 2011 Submit your design by Friday, October 14th for consideration! WIN a Free

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