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September 02, 2015

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4 September 2, 2015 LIVE SMOKE-FREE Second-hand smoke kills 53,000 people a year. It's no longer a busi- ness issue; it's a public emergency. Report Smoke-Free Arizona viola- tions anonymously at www.smoke- or call 928-669-5912. DEADLINE : WED. SEPT 9 TH for sept. 12t h edition Desert Messenger Email: 928-916-4235 Watch Quartzsite Videos @ 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 READER'S OASIS BOOKS 690 E. Main - Quartzsite (one block east of Family Dollar) 928-927-6551 Mixer planned for Sept. 9th Quartzsite Business Owners, Business Managers, Non-Profi t Organization Offi cers and inter- ested parties are invited to attend a "MIXER" on Wednesday, Sep- tember 9th, at 6 pm. The VFW Post 769 will host the event at the new location, 305 N. Cen- tral in the former Palo Verde Cafe building. The new Quartzsite Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Center (QACCTC) is planning another great opportunity to get together. "It's important for businesses to attend mixers to see who's still open during the hot summer and to make plans for the upcoming season," said Phil Cushman, Chair person of QACCTC. Cushman continued, "It's a great time to socialize and network with each other." Bring your business cards so we can all get to know each other. $10 per person includes a Chicken Dinner and Raffl e, too. For more information and to RSVP call Linda Cushman at 202-430-4924. Dennis Kuehl at 623-606-0053. Quartzsite Police Department is- sued the following Media Release on the death of Paul Norris. Funer- al was held Saturday, August. 29th. In the morning hours of Tuesday, August 25, 2015, Quartzsite Police Department (QPD) was advised of an Attempt-To-Locate (ATL) of a suicidal subject in Quartzsite, Arizona. This information was pro- vided to the QPD from the La Paz County Sheriff's Offi ce dispatcher via a 911 caller. QPD Offi cer Weltha and Offi cer Tanakeyowma knew the subject of the ATL and drove to several locations the suicidal subject was known to be located. At approximately 1040 hours, QPD offi cers were dispatched to a mile west of Mile Post 114 on State Highway 95, north of Quartzsite. Friends and relatives had located the ATL suicidal subject with a single gunshot wound to the head in his vehicle. QPD and La Paz County Deputies arrived on scene and located the family members and gunshot subject inside his vehicle. QPD did recover two weapons at the scene and one had evidence of being used to commit the suicidal act. The Quartzsite Fire Department arrived on scene and the subject was pronounced dead upon their arrival at approximately 1103 hours. The Quartzsite Police Department, with the assistance of the La Paz County Sheriff's Offi ce, processed the scene with the deceased and a second scene at the residence. Once fi nished, QPD turned over the deceased subject to the Medial Examiners Offi ce and the Parker Funeral Home. QPD and family members made notifi cation to the next of kin. The QPD has sadly identifi ed the deceased as Paul Alan Norris, who is well known in the Town of Quartzsite. As with all similar situations, the Quartzsite Police Department is vigorously investi- gating all angles and aspects of this case to verify and determine the situation surrounding the death of Mr. Paul Alan Norris. Paul Norris found dead August 25th At this time, the death of Mr. Paul Alan Norris is still under investiga- tion. However, QPD has located two hand-written suicide notes left at the home and vehicle of the deceased. QPD Detectives will examine all the evidence, compare interviews, forensic evidence with the Medical Examiner's report. The Quartzsite PD is working hard to inform, protect and serve our citizens. Below is a photograph of the deceased Mr. Paul Norris. Ernie Renfro, Chief of Police Town of Quartzsite Offi ce: (928) 927-4644

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