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May 2, 2012

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May 2, 2012 Page 7 Inside Edition comes to Quartzsite Quartzsite, AZ - Inside Edition, produced by CBS Television, visited Quartzsite, Arizona Monday afternoon. The show is television's lon- gest-running, top-rated and most-honored syndicated newsmagazine. The crew came to interview the 16 year-old Myranda Garber, who's cell phone camera caught Scholars' Academy Principal Steve McClenning and Business Manager making out during school hours. After the video was posted online, news agencies around the world picked up on the story. Garber and her mother, Tanda Bastin shared their concerns of the future of the Scholars' Academy. photo by Starr BearCat used with permission of Inside Edition As of press time, the story does not have an air date. For more informa- tion, visit Two convicted in chalking Town Hall Tribute to late Council Member Bob Kelley Quartzsite, AZ- There's a new Rock Art Piece at Town Hall in memory of Bob Kelley. Quartzsite Town Council Member Bob Kelley died while in offi ce on December 31st, 2011. His wife, Carol, fulled her promise to her late husband to fi ll out the remainder of his term on the council. While volunteering at the Chili Cook-off and Rock Auc- tion on March 5th, she noticed there was one "blank rock" for auction. She wanted it for a memorial rock, didn't make it in time to bid on it... but former council member Jerry Lukkasson did. Artist Norma Pick- ens and Lukkasson surprised Mrs. Kelley with the beautifully painted Rock Art. The Town has placed the memorial to Bob Kelley in front of Town Hall, under a eucalyptus tree. Quartzsite, AZ – Thursday, April 19, 2012, Quartzsite residents, Michael Roth, 47, and Dana Stadler, 59, were found guilty of Criminal Trespass and Criminal Damage. The charges stem from an incident on the night of Sep- tember 26, 2012. Town staff arriving to work the next morning found numer- ous chalk graffi ti hate messages on the Town Hall Plaza steps, concrete sur- face, benches, and Library door. The messages included Swastikas, "Death to the Council", and "Hang Gilbert" re- ferring to Quartzsite Police Chief Jeff Gilbert. Video surveillance recordings led to the arrests of Roth and Stadler. Town of Quartzsite's prosecutor Alan Kauffner, offered both Roth and Stadler plea bargains which were refused. SAVE $$ SAVE GAS Bring Your Winter Home To AMERI-CAN TRAILS RV PARK 1 YEAR FREE RENT & LEASE Large Sites, Central Location 310 N Central Blvd., Quartzsite, AZ Phone 928.927.5733 FULL SERVICE SALON See us for all your hair needs! Perms, Cuts, Colors and All Nail Services: Manicures, Acrylic, Gels and Shellac. We also do Pedicures. Come in and try our new pedicure massage chair. Tanning bed packages available! Corner of Moon Mt. & Cowell • Quartzsite • 928-927-5400 QUARTZSITE'S ONLY YEAR ROUND SALON Black Hills Gold Jewelry, Moun� ngs, Gems, Minerals, Gem Stone Jewelry & Black Hills Gold Jewelry JEWELRY • FINDINGS AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY & POTTERY BEADS • Southwest & How-to Books Open Daily 8-5 Sun. 9-4 Closed Tuesday 1250 W. Main, Quartzsite (across from McDonald's) 928-927-6381, Fax 928-927-4814 The Arizona Revised Statute ARS 13- 1602 Section A 5) states: "Drawing or inscribing a message, slogan, sign or symbol that is made on any public or private building, structure or surface, except the ground, and that is made without permission of the owner." Conspiracy charges were dismissed, as well as multiple charges for criminal trespass and criminal damage. Roth was found guilty on 1 count of Criminal Trespass, 1 count of Criminal Damage. Stadler was found guilty on 7 charges total, including 6 Criminal Damage and 1 Criminal Trespass. Judge Law- rence King sentenced each to 120 days jail time (credit for 2 days served) and $750 fi ne, however sentencing is to be suspended after completion of 3 month unsupervised probation. The Town declined restitution. After the sentencing, Roth told Des- ert Messenger, "Fire Jeff Gilbert, elect an honest town council and Quartzsite will prosper again." Stadler said he would agree with Roth "100 percent." When asked about his feelings on the conviction, Roth stated, "It's bogus! There no video of me doing anything. This was a nationally promoted event. People did this all across the country. Sheriff Joe's jail was chalked and no- body went to jail. Sheriff Joe, he's one of the biggest Nazi's in Arizona, next to our heir Gilbert, of course. This is selec- tive. This is targeted. This is criminal." Roth continued, "If Jeff Gilbert keeps these policies up, something is going to happen to his offi cers, 'cause some- body, less calm than me, less calm than Stadler, is going to do what's al- ready happened to a cop in this town. They're going to mess with the wrong person and that blood will be on Jeff Gilbert's hands."

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