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December 7, 2011

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December 7, 2011 Submitted by Dottie Palmer STEP TWO: in recycling is delivering what we have sorted to the drop off site. Our motorhome park collects and sells the aluminum cans and plastic bottles. The mixed paper, mixed plas- tic, tin cans and glass go to the Parker drop off site right across from Bashas' when we shop. Plastic bags go to the bin at the entrance of the grocery store. While we are at it we collect from a neighbor who doesn't drive. Good way to build community. LOCALLY: Whether we buy or do- nate we are recycling at Salvation Army (across from Isaiah 58), the community thrift store (behind Sil- ly Al's), and The Animal Thrift (across from Family Dollar). Readers' Oasis gives us yet another opportunity to trade in and buy recycled books. HEROINE: Rebecca Hosking from Modbury, England persuaded all of the 43 shopkeepers in her hometown to agree to a plastic-bag ban. Eighty other communities followed Modbury's lead. One person's action is helping to cut down on the 200 million bags which litter Britain's beaches and parks ev- ery year. She was prompted to do this when she visited Midway Island in the North Pacific and witnessed hundreds of albatross carcasses with plastic bags lodged in their stomachs. WEBSITE: is the website of Richard Heinberg, the author of PEAK EVERYTHING Paperglassaluminumtinplastic (ISBN:978-0-86571-598-1). In this book about future consequences of our present behavior he writes a letter from the 2107 future to us. "Everybody became utterly dependent on the new gadgets: on imported, chemically fer- tilized food; chemically synthesized and fossil-fuel-delivered therapeutic drugs; on the very idea of perpetual growth. . . ." He explains that we de- pleted the resources by not recycling. He closes the letter from 2107 to us "Do what you can. Change history! And while you are at it be kind to one another. Don't take anything or anyone for granted." YOU: are invited to submit your cre- ative recycling story to me with per- mission to print your name. Each edi- tion I'll select one to inspire the rest of us. I can't wait to hear your great ideas! Thank You. WINNER: Buddy Palmer (my 91 year old mother) : I select full page color ads from magazines. I fold them for use as legal size envelopes and seal them with scotch tape. The color makes my letters stand out in the mail, bring a smile to the recipient's face and get read first. we are throwing it all away. Dottie Palmer If we don't recycle TOPS is back! #AZ 0078, Quartzsite. Meets on Tues- day morning at a NEW location; The Se- nior Center, on Moon Mountain Road. Weigh-in is from 7:00am-8:00am Meeting from 8:15am-9:00am. Come join us! For more information, tele- phone Ruth at 928-927-8352 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) NEED CASH? Jim Buys GOLD! Broken Jewelry, Old Teeth, Coins, Nuggets, etc. Across from McDonald's • Quartzsite Page 17 We're Back @ Main St. Laundromat Wash the dog, & the clothes! HOLLYWOOD PETS Mobile Grooming Professionally groomed by Robin Barbour Award winning groomer! 23 years experience! Pamper your pet in our state-of-the-art fully mobile grooming parlor Best Rates in Town! 218-426-5317 "The coolest little rock shop in Quartzsite!" GOLD & SILVER Rocks, Slabs and Hand Cut Cabs PLUS all the stuff you need for Prospecting, Rockhounding, & Lapidary 605-376-8754 BURT & BILLIE'S Here we go again! We are loaded with goodies! Furniture, glassware, yard art, antiques, collectables, linens, jewelry. Lots of vintage items...and great prices! We will be open Dec. 3th thru February. Hope to see you here! Vendor Spaces Available 315 E. Ironwood, Quartzsite (next to the QIA) OPEN DAILY 9-4 FOR SALE 2005 Fleetwood Bounder 39z This 2005 Bounder has a 300HP Cat engine on a Freightliner chassis. Amenities include air bag suspension, exhaust brake, 1 super slide-out, Onan diesel gen- erator, 2 roof a/c's, automatic levelers, 4-door refrigerator with ice maker, wind sensor awnings, washer/dryer, backup camera, CD radio, solar panel, 4 new house batteries, auto tracking satellite, 2 new flat screen TVs, outside shower, microwave convection, 3-burner range and oven. A Low Mileage Diesel. Price was $68,500 - NOW ONLY $62,500 ROCK BOTTOM PRICE! Call for more info. 623-236-4498 RICE RANCH A-37 (next to Al's Consignment) Featuring jewelry by Soaring Eagle Designs

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