Desert Messenger

January 18, 2012

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Page 2 Read Desert MESSENGER ONLINE @ IRONWOOD OUTPOST PO Box 4750 225 CENTRAL BLVD Quartzsite, AZ 85359-4750 Private Mail Boxes Copies -Fax - Notary UPS and FedEx Shipping 928-927-8543 (office) 928-550-7020 (fax) Willow Creek Traders Ritter Hats featuring now custom made by Herb Buy Sell Trade Antiques & Collectibles Glass Trade Beads Leather Goods Handmade Knives Used Books Quartzsite Marketplace 50 E. Kuehn #22 Next to Bad Boys Cafe 208-431-0111 FRIDAY "We have to deal with where we are. We have to create cooperatives, we have to create intentional communities, we have to work for local cooperation where we are." Editorial FOR USED RV‛s, 5th Wheel & CASH Bumper Pull Trailers Call Steve 480-363-8025 DAY NIGHT SHADES REPAIRED Factory Chords! 3 YEAR UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE Local Resident • FREE Estimates Larry - cell 928-273-3719 Register now! Zumba Gold Fitness for Seniors! DITCH THE WORKOUT JOIN THE PARTY! MONDAY 9am Senior Center 4:45pm QIA WEDNESDAY 9am Scenic Road RV 4:45pm QIA 9:35am QIA Arizona Western College on N. Kofa Ave. 515-418-0442 TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 9am, 5pm, & 6pm at AWC ~ Jerry Brown by Shanana "Rain" Golden-Bear Welcome to all our Winter Visitors! We all hope you enjoy your visit in Quartz- site and the beautiful So- noran Desert. With so many folks in our little town, it's good to be mind- ful of cooperating with each other to make this season a wonderful experience for ev- eryone. Lines are everywhere, so greet the person standing next to you with a smile and say hi! As in life, maybe it's a good time to remem- ber what James Cash Penney, founder of J.C. Penney stores said, "The keystone of successful business is cooperation. Friction retards progress." When I recently learned the United Na- tions declared 2012 the International Year of Cooperatives, I remembered many won- derful shopping experiences at the spectac- ular Ashland Food Co-op in Oregon. Later, I joined a group of friends in a buying club. These hugely successful endeavors could not have succeeded without cooperation of everyone involved. Cooperatives are dedi- DEADLINE is WED. Jan. 25 for Feb. 1st issue of the Desert Messenger Email: Phone: 541-218-2560 DESERT January 18, 2012 cated to the values of openness, social re- sponsibility and caring for others.... Quartzsite could be viewed as a suc- cessful cooperative effort of hundreds of thousands of folks, or it could be viewed as a nightmare. How you choose to view Quartzsite is totally up to you, just remem- ber it is a choice. In the mean time, boondocking camp- ers are keeping a watchful eye out for each other, folks are chatting in line at the Post Office, strangers join each others tables in restaurants, ATVers respect the trails and hikers, a shopper asked a stranger, "Where'd you get that jacket?", seasoned vendors are helping newbies, walkers are waving to drivers, volunteers are working hard and long hours at the QIA, Senior Center, the chamber, thrift stores, food bank, clubs, and other organizations...and life is good in Quartzsite. Speaking of good things in Quartzsite, be sure to check out the "Best of Quartzsite!" winners and mentions online in the De- cember archives at www.QuartzsiteBlog. com. Desert Messenger readers voted dur- ing the month of November for their favor- ites, in a multitude of categories, including the best time to visit the Quartzsite PO. I suggest we all try a little cooperation with each other this year of the Interna- tional Year of Cooperatives, with the UN theme, "Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World". P.S. This issue is a jammed packed 48 pages of information and ads. Due to the overwhelming response of advertisers, a few regular features were left out. Puzzles and Horoscopes will return in the next is- sue. Please tell our advertsisers you saw their ad in the Desert Messenger when shopping. To help you get around town, check out our new Quartzsite Show and Swap Meet Map on Page 47. To keep up to date with what's happening in Quartzsite while you're traveling, visit Desert Messenger's online e-book version at Quartzsite‛s FREE Community Paper Founded by Walt Akin, October 1, 2004 Contributing Writer, Joanne Winer PUBLISHED BY PILOT ROCK PUBLISHING CO. P.O. Box 3185, Quartzsite, AZ 85359 • E-mail: Published twice a month on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday, Sept. - May, Special Summer Editions in June, July & August Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the Desert Messenger. Shanana "Rain" Golden-Bear, Publisher Copyright © 2011 541-218-2560 MESSENGER Name Plate Lettering by Paul Winer Contributing Photographer, Starr BearCat

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