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April 18, 2012

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April 18, 2012 TOPS in Quartzsite thru the summer Quartzsite- TOPS- Take Off Pounds Sensibly is now meeting at Split Rail RV Park Rec. Hall on Tuesday mornings. Weigh in from 7:15am-8:00am, The Meeting is from 8:15am -9:00am. TOPS Club, Inc. is the original, non- profi t, weight-loss support and well- ness education organization. TOPS promotes successful, affordable weight management with a hands-on pounds- off approach.Weekly meetings provide a supportive, educational environment where people are encouraged and not judged. Now the club meets all year round in Quartzsite! LOST TREASURES FROM PAGE 13 that he must have hidden his fortune at the hacienda and planned to recov- er it and start anew when the govern- ment would allow him to reoccupy the lands his family had developed. Four years later he fell ill and died. Almost immediately, treasure seekers began dismantling the structures of the haci- enda looking for what they were sure was the gold that the Don had hidden away for better times. Within years the Hacienda de San Ysidro was re- duced to ruins and no one ever claimed to have found the jewelry or caches of gold nuggets that was rumored to be hidden there. Part 2 May 2nd issue. reduced to a single section of land (one square mile or 640 acres.) Disgusted, he abandoned the Hacienda de San Ysidro and moved into Yuma, living an unassuming lifestyle. There were those who speculated National Infant Immunization Week April 21 - 28 La Paz County, AZ- La Paz County Health Department is pleased to an- nounce National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW); an annual observance to highlight the importance of protect- ing infants from vaccine-preventable diseases, April 21st-28th. In celebra- tion, the county health department will be raffl ing off a $25 gift certifi cate to Bashas'. Anyone who is vaccinated between now and May 17th will be eli- gible to win. "One of the most important ways par- ents can protect their children against serious childhood diseases is through immunizations," said Diana Grazier, Director of Nursing for La Paz County Health Department. "Now is the time to check the vaccination status of ev- eryone in your family. The goal is to have every child fully vaccinated by their second birthday and the key to healthy infants is to surround them with healthy, vaccinated families until they can be fully vaccinated." Each day nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States who will need to be immunized against 14 vac- cine preventable diseases before the age of two. Infants are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases, such as polio, measles, mumps, whooping cough, diphtheria and rubella. La Paz County Health Department cautions these diseases still exist and it is neces- sary to protect everyone from potential outbreaks through continued vaccina- tions. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. They not only help protect vaccinated individuals, but also help protect entire communities by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases. Because of the success of vaccines in preventing disease, parents may not have heard of some of today's vaccines or the serious diseases they prevent. These diseases can be especially seri- ous for infants and young children. Vaccine-preventable diseases still cir- culate in the United States and around the world, so continued vaccination is necessary to protect everyone from po- tential outbreaks. Even when diseases are rare in the U.S., they can be brought into the country, putting unvaccinated children at risk. One example of the seriousness of vaccine-preventable diseases was the California whoop- ing cough epidemic of 2010, resulting in the death of 10 infants. Nationally, more than 21,000 cases of the whoop- ing cough were reported in 2010 and Washington State is reporting soaring numbers this year, which are on track toward breaking their state's record for highest number of cases in a given year. Due to the proximity of Arizona to these states, our families are at in- creased risk. Visit for vacci- nation clinic hours or call 928-669-1100 for times. • Sunday: Christian Education 9am Worship 10:30am Evening Worship 7pm • Monday: EVERYONE IS WELCOME! • Wednesday: Women's Bible Study - 10am Bible Study 7pm 12 Steps to Freedom 11am • Friday: Discipleship Class 9am /10:30 am Grow in your relationship with God Fire Station For free ride to Church call (928) 927-5808 Church Page 17 After a week like yours, you need a church like ours! Changing Hearts.... Changing Lives... Through Worshiping God and Serving Others 665 W. Tyson, Quartzsite, Arizona • 928-927-5808

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