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September 02, 2015

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September 2, 2015 3 Read Desert MESSENGER ONLINE @ What does Transit mean to you? Dave's DIESEL DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE David Atherton 605-999-0720 • Pat Atherton 816-797-5460 Located at Quartzsite Marketplace 50 E. Kuehn WELDING & FABRICATING SERVICES Mobile Shop - Machine Shop Services - Hydraulic Hose Repair - Corner of Moon Mt. & Cowell • Quartzsite • 928-927-5400 QUARTZSITE'S ONLY YEAR ROUND SALON Sandy, Debbi, Cheyanne ARE HERE FOR ALL YOUR OPEN YEAR ROUND! Hair, Massage, Manicure and Pedicure Services Quartzsite- As the Transit Fea- sibility study enters its next phase, the community is invited to participate and provide feed- back. Please complete the transit surveys received in the mail. You may return them to Town Hall. Surveys are also available at Town Hall and on the Transit vehicles. Following the development of a preliminary plan, the commu- nity will have the opportunity to provide feedback at the following workshops. Please attend. Share how you feel Help shape the future of Quartzsite Transit WORKSHOPS: Monday, Sept. 24th at 6:00 PM Tuesday, Sept. 25th at 9:30 AM Workshops will be held at the Quartzsite Community Center, 295 E. Chandler. If you need a ride to the workshop meetings, call Town Hall for Tran- sit. 928-927-4333. Quartzsite- A group of citizens came together last week for their fi rst planning meeting for a free Halloween event. Halloween falls on Saturday this year. Last year's HALLOWEEN WALK was such a success, the group decided to continue and make it even bigger and better this year. Fun starts at the Community Cen- ter, where there will be games, free hot dogs for the kids, costume con- test with lots of categories, prizes and more. Businesses, Organizations, RV Parks and Groups are encouraged to participate Trick-or-Treating along the Haunted Walking Path along E. Quail Trail, from Commu- nity Center to Town Hall. You can set up a "station" (Table, Tradition- al Trunk or Treat, Booth, Themed Spooky Scene, etc.) Prizes will be awarded this year! The Youth Council has expressed interest in organizing the Haunted House in the Library this year at the end of the Halloween Walk. If you'd like to volunteer, please attend the next planning meeting on Wednesday, September 23rd at 5:00pm. The meeting will be held at Community Bible Church on E. Sunrise in the fellowship hall. Check out the Facebook group, Halloween in Quartzsite for more information. Community plans Halloween fun Quartzsite, AZ – More than 1,000 city and town offi cials, legislators, business leaders and guests from across the state gathered in Tucson last week for the League of Arizona Cities and Towns Annual Confer- ence, held August 18 – 21 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass in Tucson, AZ. Among those in attendance were elected offi cials Mayor Ed Foster, Council member Carol Kelley, and Council Member Loretta Warner. Also in attendance were Quartzsite Town Manager Skylor Miller and Shanana Rain BearCat, Media Director of Quartzsite Area Cham- ber of Commerce & Tourism and members of The Youth Council. The Tenth Annual Youth Program welcomed more than 100 youth delegates from cities and towns throughout the state. Delegates participated in sessions and activi- ties planned specifi cally for youth interested in local government and interacted with local elected of- fi cials, networked with other youth delegates and learned about issues and challenges facing Arizona. The Quartzsite Youth Council attended the Youth Program. In attendance were Rhiyanna Timberlake, Curtis Allison, Jona- than McElwain, Serena Morales, Jasmine Tinoco, Cobey Hager, who were chaperoned by QPD Chief Ernie Renfro and his wife, Karen. The conference is held annually in late summer and provides a unique opportunity for local offi cials to gather together to attend training sessions designed to aid in more effective and effi cient management of Arizona's municipalities, to hear from state and legislative offi cials, as well as share common concerns and ideas for problem solving. More than 25 educational sessions on topics ranging from fundamen- tals of local government such as budgets and Open Meeting Law, to sessions on transportation, veterans issues, border issues, zoning, water resources, council/ manager relations and economic development. In addition to the many education- al sessions and networking events at the conference, mayors and councilmembers from across the state met during the event to de- velop resolutions for the League's Municipal Policy Statement. The policy statement represents the col- lective interests of cities and towns statewide and will guide the League of Arizona Cities and Town's lob- bying efforts during the upcoming legislative session that begins in January 2016. Next year's League conference will be held in Scottsdale, Ariz., from Aug. 23-26, 2016. About the League: The League of Arizona Cities and Towns is a voluntary association of all the 91 incorporated cities and towns in the state of Arizona. For more information, visit Town officials gathered in Tucson

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