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April 4, 2012

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April 4, 2012 Seniors form new group to keep ATV/OHV trails open By Judy Reed A new grass roots group has been formed to oppose closing of OHV (Off Highway Vehicle - ATV) trails on BLM administered public land in the Quartz- site, Arizona area. The new group is SENIOR CITIZENS AGAINST QUARTZSITE TRAIL CLO- SURES (SCAQTC). Their webpage ad- dress is: Randie Farish, owner of the Scenic Road RV Park in Quartzsite, is president of the new group. He encourages everyone with an interest in Quartzsite, the desert and/ or OHV's to go to the SCAQTC webpage as soon as possible to fi nd out what they can do to help. The BLM comment period is scheduled to expire on April 5, 2012. "I'm really concerned about this new Posa Travel Management Plan would es- sentially close the desert" states Farish. Farish estimates that from one/third BLM La Posa Travel Management Plan" states Farish. "We've recently learned that the BLM has already closed a favor- ite destination in the desert, Dripping Springs. They have also removed anoth- er route over Preacher Pass from their BLM maps. Alternative D of the BLM La to one/half of his guests at Scenic Road RV Park use OHV's to access the desert for rock hounding, geocaching and gold prospecting, but mainly just to explore the desert and enjoy it's beauty. "Almost all of our guests are senior citizens who could never get out into the desert with- out their OHV's" states Farish. "To close the OHV trails is to close the desert to almost all the seniors here for the winter. Many of them have told me they have no reason to come back to Quartzsite if they can't use their OHV's. That would be devastating for my busi- ness" states Farish. SCAQTC encourages quick action. The group is requesting that as many inter- ested people as possible to download the BLM comment form and submit it before April 5th telling the BLM that they want none of the OHV trails in the Quartzsite area closed. The form can be download- ed from the BLM webpage or from the webpage of the Arizona SunRiders ATV Club. All this information can be found on the SCAQTC webpage, VFW Post 769 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS 120 S. Palo Verde Quartzsite, AZ 928-927-7697 UPCOMING ACTIVITIES Food Service now serving: Sunday Breakfast Thursday Night Burgers Friday Fish Dinners Comrades Meeting 1st Saturday 9am VFW Riders meeting 1st Saturday of the month at 2PM Mens Auxiliary Meeting: 1st Tuesday 6pm Ladies Auxiliary Meeting: 1st Tuesday 6:30pm, Senior Center House Committee meeting: CHECK CALENDAR This is a smoking establishment • Members & Guests Only for Alcohol Service 665 W. Tyson, Quartzsite, Arizona • 928-927-5808 Page 11 With a week like yours, you need a church like ours! Changing Hearts.... Changing Lives... Through Worshiping God and Serving Others EVERYONE IS WELCOME! • Sunday: Christian Education 9am Worship 10:30am Evening Worship 7pm • Wednesday: Women's Bible Study - 10am Bible Study 7pm • Thursday: • Friday: 12 Steps to Freedom 7pm Discipleship Class 9am /10:30 am Grow in your relationship with God Fire Station For free ride to Church call (928) 927-5808 Church

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