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May 30, 2012

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May 30, 2012 QES Public meeting Wed, May 30 6pm letter to parents asking for their par- ticipation. The letter states, "As the Board ex- amines all of the options for making budget decisions, they would like to hear from all of our parents regarding the issue of eliminating some or all of the comibination grade classes". But to do this Price said, "we would have to bus some of the students be- tween Quartzsite and Ehrenberg." There is a new law requiring all Quartzsite- Quartzsite Elementary School (QES) will hold a meeting on Wed. May 30th at 6pm in the school gym for public input regarding budget cuts to the upcoming school year. Superintendent Jacque Price sent a grades at both schools: Ehrenberg has a 5/6 grade combo with 24 students. Quartzsite has 3/4 AND 5/6 combina- tion with 46 students total. Parents are welcome to make com- ments on your childrens' future at the upcoming meeting on Wednesday, May 30th at 6pm. The meeting will be held in gym. For more information contact 928-923-7900. third grade students, beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, to be retained if they're not reading at grade level by the end of the third grade. Currently there are combination 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- TELESTROKE FROM PAGE 10 thropy, are familiar citizens in St. Jo- seph and beyond because of their gen- erous support of education, art, nature, science, and health care. Their gift to Mayo in turn supports more than the telestroke program in St. Joseph — the dollars also go back to Arizona, in part to help support telestroke programs at La Paz Regional Hospital in Park- er, Ariz. The hospital, whose website boasts, "Smaller Size, Big Results," takes pride in its advances in technol- ogy — including its telemedicine col- laboration with Mayo Clinic. In 28 months, La Paz recorded 33 consults on strokes. La Paz Hospital joined the Telestroke network with Mayo in January 2009, funded by the Arizona Department of Health Ser- vices and the STARR study. The Rem- ington family gift will now help sus- tain the program in this community. According to Vickie Clark, CEO, "We know fi rst-hand that 'time is brain' and being a part of this program of- fers our remote county a life-saving connection to Mayo's neurologists and technology. We are very grateful to the Remingtons." This summer, the hospital is collab- profi t, weight-loss support and well- ness education organization.Weekly meetings provide a supportive, educa- tional environment where people are encouraged and not judged. orating to expand the TeleStroke pro- gram to other neurological conditions with Teleneurology. Mayo's stroke telemedicine outreach, once reserved for smaller, rural communities, has now evolved and expanded to serve medical centers of signifi cant size — including Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) and Yuma Regional Medical Center. It is estimated that more than 45 percent of Americans live more than 60 minutes away from a primary stroke center. If a stroke has occurred, "every minute is precious," notes Dr. Demaerschalk. For more information, contact La Paz Regional Hospital. (928) 669-7300. READER'S OASIS BOOKS 690 E. Main - Quartzsite (one block east of Family Dollar) 928-927-6551 Page 11 "It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it." ~Amelia Barr Read Desert MESSENGER ONLINE @ • Birth • Obituary • Anniversary Place it FREE in the: Desert Messenger! 541-218-2560 Need to Dig? Have Backhoe! will meet with you! Call: Dennis Dole • Owner/Operator 928-580-1741 Licensed • Bonded• Insured K 37 ROC 2114 Got something to share? INVERTER CHARGER SOLUTIONS Authorized Sales & Service 1015 N. McQueen Rd. Suite 167 Gilbert, AZ 85233 877-483-5747 Fax: 1-602-457-5026 Email: Chris Hanrahan

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