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April 18, 2012

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WED. APRIL 18, 2012 Vol. 8 Issue #150 Salvation Army grand opening draws hundreds Quartzsite, AZ - The Grand Opening of "Sally's Place", the new Quartzsite Salvation Army building brought over 300 community members together Monday, April 9, 2012. The building is dedicated as "Sally's Place" in honor of Ms. Sally Wills, who donated the funds for the new building and property. The Red Ribbon Cutting Grand Open- ing event included daylong fun, with the fi rst 150 people receiving a Salva- tion Army shopping bag, Lapel Pin, and discount coupons. The Salvation Army Band entertained the crowd, while the Salvation Army Canteen from Lake Havasu served up hot dogs and drinks. Carol Kelley, Director of Salvation Army said, "The turnout was such a surprise! The support of our local community was just amazing!" Quartzsite shoppers can look forward to a beautifully designed store, packed with great deals in every department. "With all the space, we now have a great selection of furniture and appli- ances," stated Kelley. "You've really got to come in every day. As dona- tions come in, items are put out daily, sometimes all day long," she said. Photo by Monica Timberlake Salvation Army Family Stores are load- ed with gently used clothing, furniture, and household items at bargain prices. The Salvation Army helps people from all walks of life when they have nowhere else to turn. Your purchase helps The Salvation Army recycle goods to recycle lives. As one of America's fi rst recyclers, The Salvation Army Stores offer the country's best bargains, serving fami- lies from all walks of life and providing value to the communities they serve. Quartzsite Salvation Army's new hours will be Monday thru Saturday 9am- 3pm throughout the summer, subject to change. The volunteers will pick up your donations, too. Be sure to check out the new store located at 101 S. Moon Mountain Rd., Quartzsite, Ari- zona. Call the store at 928-927-3636 or Carol Kelley at 928-785-7187. "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" 541-218-2560 Celebrating Desert MESSENGER's ISSUE #150! By Shanana Rain Golden-Bear Quartzsite, Arizona – Quartzsite Vice Mayor Barbara Cowell recently spoke out against twice censured/recalled former mayor Ed Foster as well as Jen- nifer Jones, publisher of The Desert Freedom Press (TDFP). Creating an uproar with residents with residents was the headline, "The town is broke" in TDFP issue just before the March election. Everyone knows "Broke" means Penniless, as well as Bankrupt, Lacking Funds, Impoverished, In-the- Red, Insolvent, Dirt Poor, etc. However, the fact is as of April 5, 2012 the balance of Town of Quartz- site checking account at Horizon Com- munity Bank was $1,356,596.97. Cowell states the town has over twice the checking balance at this same time SEE COWELL PAGE 22 Jerry Lukkasson FOR MAYOR Business Owner, Resident & Former Councilmember Paid for by Michelle Lukkasson, PO. Box 3190, Quartzsite, AZ 85359 Vice Mayor Cowell is tired of lies WHAT'S INSIDE 2 Prutch v. Town of Quartzsite 2 Editorial 4 Letters to Editor 8 Around Town 13 Voices from the Past 14 Coach Louise 15 Restaurants 16 Church Directory 19 Perspectives 20 Puzzle Page 21 Astrology 22 Paul Winer's Comic 23 Classifi eds "Keeping Quartzsite Moving IN A POSITIVE DIRECTION, Improving the Quality of Life for Families, Seniors, Vendors, and Business Owners!"

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