Desert Messenger

December 5, 2012

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Page 4 OPINION Thank you to EMTs A BIG thank you to the Emergency Medical Personnel of Quartzsite! Jo and I have been full-time residents for three years and we love our community. I���ve had to call 911 three times for serious medical reasons and each time the EMT���s responded quickly and ef���ciently got me stabilized for the ride to La Paz Regional Hospital. They have always treated me with respect and compassion. These people really know their job. Thank you and keep up the good work! Ron and Jo Stoltz Quartzsite Appreciates Alex Taft I would like to thank you, Rain, for reminding the Quartzsite Community ALL that Alex Taft has done for the Town of Quartzsite she has been on staff in her many capacities over the years. Although I have moved back to Tucson my husband and I made Quartzsite our home for over 10 years and we care very much for the community. I am not privy to nor do I know all the facts and details of what happened during Alex���s tenure as Town Manag- LETTERS TO EDITOR POLICY Desert Messenger encourages letters from its readers. Letters should be no longer than 300 words, and may be edited 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 problem, but search for the solution to share with the community, keeping the bene���it of all in mind. Letters considered libelous, in poor taste, on a personal issue, mean spirited or dominated by Scripture quotes will not be published. Third party letters will not be accepted. To avoid confusion over people with 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 Street addresses will not be published.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 December 5, 2012 THE PEOPLE���S VOICE er that brought her to be ���fallen from grace���. I feel EVERYONE needs to be reminded how hard she worked over the years updating the Library, the Recreation, After School and Summer Programs for our Quartzsite children, bringing the WAC College to Quartzsite, the amenities of the Town Park and ball ���elds with lights, the sidewalks, walking paths throughout the town, cemetery, trees and vegetation, the ���camel statues��� at each of the entrances to Quartzsite welcoming people to the community (and I am sure I am forgetting other things). They ALL have Alex Taft���s signature on a grant she wrote in her thousands of off-hours while wanting to better and upgrade the Town of Quartzsite. Even the non-pro���t organizations in Quartzsite came to Alex to ask her to help them write grants to bring additional services to the community. In spite of whatever the negative issues and ugliness of the politics currently being addressed, overall the Town is by far a better place because of Alex Taft���s efforts over her many years of service and EVERYONE needs to be reminded of that !!! It will take a long time before the Town ���nds someone as committed to the Quartzsite community !!!! This all being said it is a time Willow Creek Traders NOW Featur ing Ritter Hats custom made by Herb Buy Sell Trade Quality Used BOOKS! Antiques & Collectibles Glass Trade BEADS Leather Goods Handmade Knives Quartzsite Marketplace 50 E. Kuehn #22 Paying it forward The Hi Jolly Cemetery Board wishes to express our thanks to Jim & Elsie Brian, who donated the beautiful rock recently placed in the Hi Jolly Cemetery. They coordinated with our local Boy Scout Troop who volunteered to move the truckload of rock. What great people! Thank you Jim, Elsie and our young Boy Scouts! From the Cemetery Board for healing, moving forward putting politics, lawsuits, bitterness and selfinterest aside for the betterment of the citizens of Quartzsite. We say to Alex, THANK YOU for all you have done to make Quartzsite a better place!! Merchant disrespect Ernie and Diane Abbott I���m amazed at the blatant disrespect Tuscon for customers that the Family Dollar has. When shopping at the store recently, there were two signs on a rack The good ol��� days There is something to be said, about that read 50% off items on a particuprogress, as far as personal comfort lar rack. Choosing an item I took it up to the register. The register rang it up is concerned. We are sitting outside full price, so I told the cashier that it more often, as no longer wheels are was on the 50% off shelf and the price kicking up dust on dirt streets. Once, should be honored. only Q Mountain, served as a break The cashier stated, ���That sale is against south winds, which moved dirt over���. I stated that the signs were still until the north winds brought it back. there and needed to be honored. Her Now substantial buildings are spring- reply was, ���I can do whatever I want, ing up around town that serves as pro- and I chose not to honor that sign. I tection, from some of the wind. More won���t argue it with you.��� She then had and more streets are being surfaced, the other cashier remove the signs. Several other customers said that helping suppress air born dust. the price should have been honored. There is less yammering about the I returned the item and will probably good old days, as generations slowly shop elsewhere. This cashier spoke in change. Too those, the present, will be a rude manner and showed disrespect the good old days, given time. Dissent- for the customer. Legally, if there is a ers are still with us, that too will fade, sign posted, whether or not the sale from being ignored by the thoughtful. is ended, the merchant is required to Who knows what gripes, succeeding honor the price. It���s no wonder that Dollar General is politics may engender? doing a great business! They greet you Thankfully, there are some willing to with a smile and happily serve you. I invest in the future. Three cheers for shall stick to them. No price is worth those and a pox on the unbelievers. being treated in such a shabby manner. Elmer London, Quartzsite Ann Hales, Quartzsite Quality, Friendly, Personal, Cost-effective Service for ALL Your RV Needs! DOMETIC Recall Updates RV & TOW WIRING SERVICE & REPAIR Call for Appt. 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