Desert Messenger

February 15, 2012

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Page 2 Read Desert MESSENGER Recycle... ONLINE @ it all adds up! Editorial "Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in." ~ Marjorie Moore As political campaigns in Quartzsite heat Recycle your empty inket cartridges and used cell phones! Help raise funds for the local Arizona Centennial celebration! DROP OFF LOCATIONS: • Horizon Community Bank • Quartzsite Library • Senior Center • General Store • Business Chamber Sponsored by Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite up for the upcoming election on March 13th, and the Arizona Centennial of Quartzsite Committee winds down, I found the above quote so very appropriate. When the Womens' Club, spearheaded by Angie Masales, began their vision of a year NEED CASH? Jim Buys GOLD! Broken Jewelry, Old Teeth, Coins, Nuggets, etc. Across from McDonald's • Quartzsite 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 FRIDAY Arizona Western College on N. Kofa Ave. 515-418-0442 TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 9am, 5pm, & 6pm at AWC 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 by Shanana "Rain" Golden-Bear long celebration of the Arizona Centen- nial all those years ago, little did they know how politically charged Quartzsite would become. When they realized the scope of the celebrations, they asked the Town of Quartzsite to activate the Centennial volunteer board. That's when five women stepped up to take on the task of celebrating Arizona's 100th Birthday. As Chairperson, I'd like to thank the members of the team; Michelle Lukkasson, Vice-Chair and Fundraiser Extraordinaire, Monica Timberlake, Events Coordinator, Mary Huntley, Education Coordinator, and Audrey Burger, Lasting Legacy Coor- dinator for their hard work over the years. Volunteers from many organizations came forward with ideas, time and labor. When the State of Arizona visited our region in 2010, they were shocked to see what "little Quartzsite" had planned. In the Arizona Tourist News quarterly paper, Quartzsite events dominated the listings for the year. In the January issue, Mesa edged us out of the top listing, but hey, they're a bit larger in population than us...But not in spirit! The community of Quartzsite can be proud of what we ALL accomplished... to- gether! There's always a few who condemn those they disagree with who are working to make a better community, BUT... the DEADLINE is WED. Feb. 29 for March 7th issue of the Desert Messenger Email: Phone: 541-218-2560 DESERT February 15, 2012 spirit of our community rose to the occa- sion, creating a year full of wonderful long- lasting memories. Volunteers really make a community com- plete, with their hours of efforts. I, person- ally, am so very grateful to call Quartzsite my home, knowing how many volunteers choose, daily, to give of themselves in this way. Of course, not everything we planned turned out as planned, however.... Do you know how to make God laugh? Make a plan! The rewards of volunteering are endless. Ask anyone who gives of themselves to their community and they'll likely say it's rather addicting. The joys that come from sharing your gifts with others are not only be felt inside, but radiate outward. There is nothing that bolsters you as much as doing work—paid or unpaid— that is in alignment with your values, and which adds greater meaning to your life. I really never knew how many volunteers were active in this community. Volunteers tend to do their work quietly, many behind the scenes. They usually don't have the time to complain about something they see that needs fixed. They just roll up their sleeves, get in there and do it. "A civilization flourishes when people plant trees under which they will never sit." - Greek Proverb The Arizona Centennial is not done yet, as we get to work out the details for the Lasting Legacy Project. I will cherish my time serving as Chairperson of this board, learning more about our community, mak- ing new friends, and being uplifted by the spirit of Quartzsite. It's been an incredible journey! Wopila Tanka! (Lakota for BIG Thanks) 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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