Desert Messenger

June 17, 2015

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3 Civil rights cases 6 Editorial 7 Letters to Editor 14 Kids' Gratitude Lists 15 Adventures w/Rocks 16 In Memoriam 17 Traveling with Gypsy Jane 18 Puzzles 19 AA meetings 19 Arrest Report 19 In Memorium 20 Churches 22 Astrology 22 Paul Winer Comic 23 Classifi eds WHAT'S INSIDE www.DesertMessenger.com • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 Wednesday, JUNE 17 TH , 2015 VOL. 11 # 217 N�� �� ��� 11 t h YEAR! N�� �� ��� N�� �� ��� 11 Alwa y s FREE! WE NOW ACCEPT Fireworks rescheduled for Friday, July 3th Quartzsite, AZ - Red, White & Kaboom!!! Family Fun & Fireworks is being planned for Friday, July 3rd at the Town Park Pavilion. Once again the community will be gath- ering to celebrate Independence Day. Ac- cording to Town Manager Skylor Miller, the change was made because of staffi ng issues. Activities will start at 5:00 pm and include a water slide for the kids, rock stacking con- test, dunk tank, corn hole games, frozen T- shirt contest, hot dogs, corn on the cob, free watermelon, raffl e & more! Fireworks will start shortly after 9:00 pm. All community groups are welcome to set up a tent or displays sharing their informa- tion and events. Quartzsite Transit, newly named The Camel Express, (by popular vote) will be providing transportation to the activities. Please call Town Hall at 928- 927-4333 prior to July 3rd to make reserva- tions for transportation. Tuesday, June 9th, Quartzsite Town Council voted to support the formation of a Youth Council. Local teenager Rhiyanna Timberlake approached the Council in May; then gathered six other teenagers who are interested in making a difference in Quartzsite. The teens met with Town Manager Skylor Miller weekly working out logistics before Council members un- aimously voted to support the Youth Council. Timberlake stated, "The fi rst Town Council meeting in July we will be formally recognized as a Youth Council. We could not have done this without all the support we've received. We can start planning some events as soon as we want, so let's hit the ground running!" The QYC will hold their fi rst fundraising event, a car wash, on Saturday, June 20th from 9am - 1pm in the parking lot of Mobil/Burger King. "The Quartzsite youth council's mission is to build a better community for the town, by providing a safe, structured, substance free environment. The council will interact with both the youth and the adult members of the community, give back to the town, provide opportunities for the youth to learn leadership skills and give a collective voice to the local youth." Teens committed to making a difference with Youth Council PHOTO: Seven local teens committed to making a difference in Quartzsite plan for new Youth Council. Left to Right: Curtis Allison, Jonathan McElwain, Jeffrey Scott, Serena Morales, Sabrina Caley, Rhiyanna Timberlake, Cobey Hager. ����� | S������ R��� B���C��

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