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October 3, 2012

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October 3, 2012 24th Annual Reverse River Run The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Yuma Field Offi ce and the Amigos del Rio need volunteers with boats to participate in the 24th An- nual Reverse River Run. The event is a two-day clean up of the Colorado River shoreline between Yuma, Ariz., and Blythe, Calif. barbecue, prizes will be awarded for various categories of trash collection. On Sunday morning, participants will begin their leisurely return to Fishers Landing. Volunteers will meet at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Fishers Landing for a pre-trip signup and briefi ng. They will then clean the shorelines as they cruise up-river approximately 70 miles north to Blythe, Calif. A tradi- tional halfway point is Walters Camp where gasoline may be purchased and a lunch break is taken. Participants may camp overnight at the KOA (previously the Riviera Marina) for $6 per person, and a barbecue consisting of hamburgers and hot dogs will be held Saturday evening. The cost of the barbecue is $4 per person. Following the Safety is a primary concern. Par- ticipants are asked to come prepared for overnight camping and weather extremes typical for this time of year. Participants must have life vests, hats, sturdy gloves, sunscreen, insect repel- lant, and plenty of water. T-shirts are available for $5 each. Volunteers are responsible for bringing their own food and beverages for the weekend. No pets please. QES events October 5th If you haven't received a parent/teacher conference letter, please call Quartzsite Elementary School at 928-927-5500. October 9th is the next School Board Meeting in Ehrenberg School at 6pm. Arizona's rivers and streams are a precious commodity. Please help keep the Colorado River shoreline clean by joining us for this exciting event. For further information, please contact Amigos del Rio member Smokey Knowlton at 928-783-6353 or Yuma River Tours at 928-783-4400. Canned Food Drive Quartzsite, AZ - Arizona Western College (AWC) Classifi ed Employee Association is holding a Canned Food Drive October 1st -18th. The food will be delivered to the Quartzsite Food Bank at the end of the drive. When choosing canned or non-perishable food items, think of the "good stuff", such as canned tuna/chicken, chili, vegetables, healthy soup/stew, pasta sauce, whole grain cereal and pasta, peanut butter etc. Foods high in fat, oils, and sugar provide calories, but few nutrients.These foods make up a high percentage of many diets because they are inexpensive and easy to obtain. It is therefore important to provide healthful foods for those with limited fi nancial resources to supplement their restricted choices with healthy alternatives. Please drop off your non-perishable food donations at Arizona Western Col- lege-Quartzsite Learning Center, 695 N. Kofa Ave. or call 928-927-8299 with any questions. "Lara's Place" DAILY SPECIALS 1099 W. Main Street, Quartzsite, AZ American Home Style Food OPEN 7 am - 8 pm DAILY Call for Take-out (928) 927-8600 Dedicated to a lifetime of service "If elected, I promise to represent and serve the interests of the people of District 3, and not use the position for my personal benefit." Paid for by Committee to Elect Paul Hale • 56480 Hwy 60, Salome Az. 85348 Vote Paul Hale District 3 La Paz County Supervisor ON NOVEMBER 6TH October 12th End of First Quarter October 18th & 19th Parent Teacher's Conference Early Release Schedule on these days. October 22-26 Red Ribbon Week at Quartzsite October 31 Party Day at School for those who had a birthday this month. To Donate $10 to American Red Cross - Text "REDCROSS" to 90999 Page 7 ANTIQUE VENDORS 543 W. Main, Quartzsite WANTED Vendor Spaces RV Hookups Storage CALL RAY 360-951-3866 Native American Flute & Native Instrument Jam Every Saturday Night 6pm Redfeather Rose Studios 136 W. Pyramid Lane Quartzsite, AZ 760-220-0013

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