Desert Messenger

September 19, 2012

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Page 4 Hello Neighbors, Students are back in school, so please drive carefully. Drivers should always slow down for pedestrian crossings, but should be particularly alert around school zones this time of year. Please watch for pedestrians, bicylists and school buses. The Community Center is under con- struction and going well. There are many fun and exciting events being planned for the upcoming season. A warm welcome back to our friends and winter visitors. We're so glad to have you returning to Quartzsite. Take care of your neighbors and fur- ry friends. THE PEOPLE'S VOICE name it. But why didn't it become a ghost town like so many others? Be- cause it is a cross roads. Early day peo- ple had no choice but to use Quartzsite as a way point. Why has it prospered? There isn't Gold and Pockets Quartzsite – How can you define it? The age old search for gold might Patricia Anderson Quartzsite Town Council Bye for now, Do you mind fighting? The people of Quartzsite don't seem to mind fighting, but why do it amongst ourselves? Why not put that energy against A.P.S? This is the 21st century! There's no reason we should be without electric- ity as many times and for as long as we were. No other town has to put up with this! They wouldn't. I, for one, am tired of replacing air conditioning, and paying for motels in Blythe. We deserve electricity 24/7! Louise Stevens, Quartzsite LETTERS TO EDITOR POLICY taste, on a personal issue, mean spir- ited or dominated by Scripture quotes will not be published. Third party letters will not be accepted. To avoid confusion over people with lem, but search for the solution to share with the community, keeping the bene�it of all in mind. Letters considered libelous, in poor Desert Messenger encourages letters from its readers. Letters should be no longer than 300 words, and may be ed- ited for grammar, content and length. OPINIONS EXPRESSED HERE DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THOSE OF THE DESERT MESSENGER. We invite you to not only see a prob- common or similar names, writers must provide a full name and indicate the name they are known by. Writers must provide a full street address and phone number. Rvers can provide the location of park/BLM land, etc. Street addresses will not be published. Phone numbers are for veri�ication only and will not be printed. Mail letters to: Desert Messenger, P.O. Box 3185, Quartzsite, AZ 85359 or E-mail to: 541-218-2560 690 E. Main - Quartzsite (one block east of Family Dollar) 928-927-6551 come a ghost town. It's like a hen that stops laying eggs for a while. She has to be nurtured until she becomes pro- ductive again. Does Quartzsite as a town, prosper monetarily very much? Not really. Quartzsite has to struggle to maintain a budget, yet provide the services snow- birds and residents expect to enjoy; services such as the library, protection and infrastructure maintenance. The vendors who mine the pockets, mostly take the money and leave when the snowbirds take their pockets and scat- ter to the four points of the compass. Somehow the town and its services that much gold! However, there are people known as Snowbirds with pock- ets to mine. The mild winter climate and easy living has drawn thousands of visitors and hundreds of pocket miners. Unlike gold, pockets don't run out. They recycle on an annual basis. As a result, Quartzsite does not be- are still here for them when they re- turn and start the old debate: Who came first…the Vendors or the Snow- birds? Elmer London, Quartzsite MOVE IT! MOVE IT! "I like to move it, move it...I like to move it, move it, move it!" The first time I heard this song by Reel to Real I was caught hook, line, and sinker. Everything about it de- lights my musical senses and it defi- nitely makes me want to get up and move it! Life can be full of questions and an- swers, but solution is where happiness lies and the saying "HONOR YOUR BODY AND EVERYTHING CHANG- ES" recognizes that raising our Chi Energy through movement is the flow required for holistic health. We need to flow like a river, move forward with grace, move on... Raising our Chi Energy through movement births new ideas for us to ponder and practice. It hones the skill of patience, and what virtue is greater? My heart melts whenever I hear coun- cilwoman Anderson patiently explain things to us and then thanks us for having patience. Ho'o manawa nui is the Hawaiian word for having patience; for patience is the bridge between searching and so- lution...fully engaged in our circle of ca- maraderie we cross over having plenty patience and a happiness that can be seen on our faces and felt in the air. Hygeia Halfmoon Here Today Gone to Maui Quartzsite can come together The professionalism and intelligence of the Interim Town Manager, Laura Bruno was unexpected. WOW! What a difference. Town Council's stated Goals and Objectives for the Interim Town Man- ager (from video): "First we would like to say this is not to replace Terry Frausto as town clerk, she was and still is the Town Clerk. We would like to say that Ms. READER'S OASIS BOOKS September 19, 2012 Taft is to remain on administrative leave pending a further investigation. "She is directed to remain at her home during working hours, she is directed to check in with the new interim town manager each morning at 8:30. She is directed to have no contact with any other town employee or staff as well as current and past council members. "The council would also like to direct manager to analyze the town's opera- tions, the strength in the operating foundation of town hall, and that would include to perform a comprehensive re- view and analysis of the town's finances and financial operations. "To update the town codes and policies specifically focusing on duties and relationships between the town council, the town manager and the town attorney. "To develop and recommend a streamlined organizational structure. "To develop and recommend opera- tional procedures and interim poli- cies. To emphasize customer service. To work closely with community to address daily issues. "We'd also like you to review and make recommendations regarding the job conduct of town hall admin- istrators. To review and recommend regarding the town's legal services." These goals are what we've all wanted for transparent government, solving and fixing missing checks, HURF Funds, etc. Once exonerated by courts (Exam- ple: Orgeron and Gilbert), it's done! HANDLE IT. Please stop bellyaching for the good of Quartzsite. It's time to SHOW if you're really for Quartzsite or have personal agendas and just want to cause trouble and contention. Ron Jones – Proud Fulltime Quartzsite Resident of the Desert Messenger Email: DEADLINE is WED. SEPT. 26 for Oct. 3rd issue Phone: 541-218-2560

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