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January 18, 2012

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January 18, 2012 NELLIE FROM PAGE 26 When Wesley wanted to learn to fly, she joined her son, "So I can speak his language." Always interested in chil- dren's issues, she was instrumental in getting the Arizona Children's Colony established for children with special needs. For many years Nellie or Joe served as trustees for the Northern Yuma County School District and in the early 1950s Charles and I had the opportunity to work with the Bushes in establishing a second high school in the District. Geographically Quartzsite was the logical choice but at that time the greatest population of children was centered near Salome where the new school opened in 1954. Nellie encouraged women to be in- volved in their communities and was instrumental in chartering the Vi-Sa- Wen Women's Club as part of the Ari- zona Federation of Woman's Clubs. Several Quartzsite women attended the Vicksburg, Salome and Wenden club and with Nellie's encouragement or- ganized the Quartzsite Woman's Club in 1951. Nellie became the President of the Arizona Federation of Woman's Clubs in 1955. Until the very day she unexpectedly passed away on October 27, 1963, to the benefit of Northern Yuma County, Nellie T remained very involved in na- tional, state, county and local issues. Underage drinking is illegal We here at Quartzsite Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (QSAPC) have become aware of several places in town that are providing alcohol to minors. This is illegal; the town of Quartzsite has in place a Social Host Ordinance. The ordinance has been in place since April 2011. This ordinance makes it a class 1 misdemeanor if you are caught serving alcohol to anyone under the age of 21. This ordinance states that anyone encouraging underage drinking will be held accountable. Also, anyone failing to take appropriate actions to prevent the consumption of alcohol on their personal premises will also be held ac- countable and will face consequences. Not only is it illegal, it is harmful to the youth of this community. It has been scientifically proven that drinking un- der the age of 21 will kill brain cells used in rational thought, to be able to think of the consequences for our ac- tions. This is only one reason we need to stop underage drinking. Desert Messenger @DesertMessenger Headhunters II "The Best Little Hairhouse" in Quartzsite! Now Open Friday and Saturday! 511 E. Main Street, Quartzsite Across from Beall's Stylists: Wilma, Linda, Lois "Where getting your hair done is fun!" Cuts - Styles - Perms Colors - Walk-ins- Early Appointments Stylist Wanted to start in January! 928-927-3543 Quartzsite Substance Abuse Preven- tion Coalition would like to see a de- crease in the number of teens drinking alcohol, whether it is social drinking or just having a drink at home. We would like to see our youth getting good grades, setting life goals and develop- ing their dreams into reality. Quartzsite Substance Abuse Preven- tion Coalition meets the third Thurs- day of each month in Afterschool building, located next to the Town Hall, at 11:30am. Everyone welcome to attend. Bring a sack lunch. Patty Williams , QSAP Coalition Excerpts taken from Samantha Hess article April 2010 Experienced HANDYMAN Residential and RV Plumbing & Electrical Service & Repair. Minor Carpentry & Yard Work. All Work Guaranteed - FREE Estimates! Call Bud 928-583-3905 Come Visit our Salvation Army 101 S. Moon Mountain Ave. New Mini Store for the We are now accepting donations and doing our charity work from our new location. NEW HOURS: Mon-Sat. 9am - 1pm Our new mini store is now open while we wait for the construction of our brand new building. Happy New Year! Our new building will be Opening soon! For more information, contact Salvation Army at 928-927-3636. Page 27 Read DESERTMESSENGER ONLINE @ Ironwood Accounting 225 Central Blvd North of Horizon Community Bank P O Box 4389 Quartzsite, AZ 85359 ACCOUNTING- (QuickBooks) Accounts Payable (Including 1099's) Accounts Receivable Payroll (including W-2s) Management/Financial Reports TAX – Business & Individual NOTARY/FAX/COPIES UPS & FedEx Shipping 928-927-8543 (office) 928-550-7020 (fax) Email:

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