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June 17, 2015

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4 June 17, 2015 • Birth • Obituary • Anniversary Place it FREE in the: Desert Messenger! 928-916-4235 Got something to share? THRIFT STORE Benefitting the La Paz County Animal Shelter in Parker Supported by your generous donations! 455 E. Main St. Quartzsite Open Tues. thru Sat. 9-3 928-927-4223 VFW Post 769 celebrates 15 years Corporal Ben Scott Post 769 to celebrate 15 years in Quartzsite Saturday, August 15th August 12 is the day when Post 769 was established in Quartzsite. The comrades and ladies that worked so hard to establish this Post would be very proud of the success that has happened over the years and especially of the move to the new Post home on Central Blvd. So, on August 15th, it is time to celebrate accomplishments with an all day happy hour (beer only) a Pot Luck at 1:00 p.m. with the Post furnish- ing the entrée (meat) and a birth- day cake. Attendees are asked to bring salads to share on this occa- sion. Post Commander, Bob Braa, would like to extend an invitation to everyone in Quartzsite to join him as his special guests for this occasion. Come one, come all, meet me, Commander Bob Braa, as my guests at our new post on North Central Blvd (previously Palo Verde Café) and help us celebrate our special day. Bob Braa, Commander, Corporal Ben Scott Post 769 We have great lunch menus, serving at 12 noon sharp! Suggested donation is only $3.50. There's cards, books, games, puzzles, pool table, Wi-Fi available. Community Services, Volunteers Needed! Come join the fun at Quartzsite SENIOR Center 40 Moon Mountain Ave. For more information call 928-927-6496 Senior Center open all year! Monday - Friday, 9am – 3pm Special to the Messenger As of June 5, 2015 Quartzsite Transit has a new name, we are now The Camel Express. Thank you to everyone who voted. We are moving forward with our short range Transit Feasibility Study, partnering with ADOT the Town is using the ear marked Transit Grant funds to conduct the study. We have hired The Public Transit Consultancy Firm Moore and As- sociates to conduct the study. They have many years of experience helping rural town's build success- ful transit systems. Watch the pa- per and bulletin boards, at General Store, Justice Court, Quartzsite Police Department and Hardies for announcements, meetings and up- dates. Moore and Associates will be very interactive in the community collecting data, speaking with indi- viduals, groups and stakeholders. Please participate in meetings and information gathering efforts to design the best sustainable transit system for the Town. Riders please schedule medical appointments in the morning if possible: on Mon- day, Wednesday, and Friday we will be running a special health services route 1:00pm-2:00pm. Driver's do not have access to funds on the bus please do your best to have correct change. For more information, contact Town Hall at 928-927-4333. Camel Express updates Karl'z Sand Shack plans Cibola Float June 8 The Cibola Float will be held on August 8th. The Float starts at 10am. Registration starts at 9am. There will be a barbecue with Hamburgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, baked beans, and Mexican style Corn on the Cob. BBQ starts at 2:00pm. There will be prizes for 1st-3rd place for Best Decorated Float. Raffl e tickets for $1 each. Regis- ter on or before August 8th. $10/ adults. $5/kids 12 and under. T-shirts will be available (tank tops) for sale. $15/sm-XL, $18.00/2XL-3XL. Give us a heads up before regis- tration date if you want T-shirts. Come out and have a great family fun fi lled day! For more informa- tion, call (760) 459-9125. AWC Fire Academy Arizona Western College (AWC) will hold a Fire Academy begin- ning in Parker on August 13th. Orientation is on August 13th at 6:00 pm at AWC Tech Center on 16th Street in Parker. Pick up packets at Quartzsite Learning Center, 695 N. Kofa Ave. or Park- er Learning Center, 1109 Geroni- mo Ave. You must have your high school diploma or GED to apply and pass the college reading test. Applications due July 9th, 2015. For more information or if you have any questions, contact Chief Hess at 928-927-6556. Cibola Float planned AWC Fire Academy openings Fire Chief/Paramedic K. Hess, of the Quartzsite Fire District will be instructing CPR classes and a First Aid class, July 16, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $30. Space is limited, register by calling 928-927-6556. The First Aid is available at 12:30 p.m. The class will take place at the La Paz Co. Public Works, (Hwy 95 by the Fair Grounds). July 23, a CPR class will be in- structed at the Quartzsite Fire Dept., #70 East Tyson Drive, Quartzsite. CPR Classes Hospice of Havasu is offering grief support groups for the community in both Quartzsite and Parker. For days and times, please call 928-453-2111 or 888-468-2111. Location: Quartzsite Library, 465 Plymouth Rd. and Hospice of Havasu, Parker offi ce. Grief support

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