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May 2, 2012

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Page 10 HERO COMFORT FROM PAGE 3 doing just fi ne at the moment. We just want to say thank you to you and your friends for all you efforts and support to all those who are in harm's way serv- ing our beloved country. May the good Lord continue to bless you all and keep you all safe." Operation Hero Comfort has re- ceived many letters, cards and fl ags fl own in their honor from the units they have adopted over the past 6 years, and have sent out thousands of pack- ages to their adopted units since they started in 2006. Every two weeks each of the Desert Messenger Email: DEADLINE is WED. May 9th for May 16th issue Phone: 541-218-2560 unit gets two packages, one with food items and one with non-food (books, toiletries etc.), with more packages for special occasions like Christmas, Eas- ter, etc. Each package costs $12.65 to ship out, so any donations of funds for postage or items for the packages is greatly appreciated. For further infor- mation about Operation Hero Com- fort, or to make a donation, please call Anita Carlson at 928-927-4292 or 763-639-9330. Operation Hero Comfort currently SCHOLARS' FROM PAGE 1 has 8 units, and will probably have more soon. This is a real labor of love for us who are involved in this great ef- fort to help our brave men and women who are defi nitely in harm's way more now than ever. If you have time, letters or cards are really important to their morale--we recently sent out bundles of cards and letters from some kids in town, and the troops really loved them. Anything from home is greatly appre- ciated, especially some show of sup- port for their sacrifi ces. Please come to the Flag Retirement ceremony if you can and help us celebrate the honor of the fl ag of our country and those who put themselves in danger to protect our freedoms. took disciplinary action against Mrs. Madewell. Madewell and McClen- ning sat near the poster "Cheating is Wrong" hanging on the wall in the classroom where the board met. After the meeting, Madewell said, "He resigned and I was dismissed." However, in a letter submitted to the Town Man- ager and Council Members, Madewell stated, "I have resigned my position as Business Manager and the director has resigned his position as principal and director effective June 30th." The Scholars' Academy recently KBUX Quartzsite Radio 94.3 FM • Quartzsite's Favorite "CLASSIC HITS" • Local Information • Weather • 24 Hours Day / 7 Days Week! 928-927-5111 First locally-owned and operated music station in Quartzsite, Arizona. Proudly serving the communities of Quartzsite, Bouse, Brenda, Rainbow Acres, La Paz Valley and beyond, since 1988. Dr. Michael Cole, D.C. Providing Chiropractic care to Quartzsite! came under the microscope due to their charter renewal being denied from the Arizona State Board of Char- ter Schools. The school appealed and the hearing is scheduled in May. De- clining test scores, fi nancial issues, and internal challenges created the situation. Current enrollment is 75 7th-12 grade students. In Madewell's letter to the town, she stated, "A most recent Arizona Dept. of Education Average Daily Member- ship Audit proved to fi nd non-resi- dent students attending the school (aka Blythe)." "This is a school policy that was not followed through accordingly by staff. With the Dept. of Education monitor- ing student enrollment, this will not happen in the future. The recourse of this is to pay back funds that were spent May 2, 2012 on educating non-resident students with Arizona funding. This is a funding issue and will also be addressed." According to students and parents, allegations of the administrators' af- fair surfaced since last spring, when text messages between the two were revealed. Students said no one would listen to their concerns. Joseph Hager explained he didn't care what people did in their private life, but "bringing into our school is not acceptable." The video has drawn attention of na- tional and international media. Inside Edition was in Quartzsite Monday to interview the Tanda Bastin, the moth- er of 16 year-old Myranda who took the video on her cell phone. News of the affair spread quickly around the globe including Australia, UK, Paki- stan, and Ghana. The videographer's mother said, "This is unethical, disgusting, and absolutely irresponsible. These types of actions are NOT tolerable. These people are supposed to be profession- al leaders of our community and the school in which they work. They are role models for the children that at- tend our schools." Longtime resident Susan Cushman said, "We need to focus on making sure there's a local high school that students can attend at the start of the next school year." Town Council put off making a deci- sion on their lease until a later date. Quartzsite Chiropractic $ Fri. 9am-noon/2:30-5pm • Sat. 9-11am Adjustments HOURS: 25 Dr. Michael Cole, D.C. Chiropractic Care 225 N. Central Suite #7 Quartzsite For more information call: 928-533-4588

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