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5 The Salvation Army updates 5 Shop Small Saturday 6 Editorial 7 Letters to Editor 9 Around Town 10-11 Restaurants 15 Kindness ROCKS! 18 Rotary Doings 21 Adventures with Rocks 22 Traveling with Gypsy Jane 24 In Memorium 25 Arrest Report 28 Puzzles 26 Churches 30 Paul Winer Cartoon 30 Classifeds www.DesertMessenger.com • "Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper" • 928-916-4235 WEDNESDAY, November 16, 2016 VOL. 13 # 246 Now in our 13 t h YEAR! Alwa y s FREE! Emergency Preparedness Expo Dec. 3 WHAT'S INSIDE Quartzsite Voters elect new mayor Small Business Saturday The Quartzsite Chamber of Commerce & Tourism hosts Open House Saturday, Nov. 26. See article Page 5 The public is invited to attend an Emergency Preparedness Expo Saturday, December 3rd from 9am - 1pm hosted by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The event is free to attend. There will be exhibitors and opportunities to learn the latest techniques for sur- vival during and after a disaster. The expo is geared to helping res- idents prepare for earthquakes, fi res, fl oods, acts of terrorism and other emergency situations. Dana Dyer, one of the organizers, said, "This is your opportunity to obtain and gain valuable infor- mation from various emergency agencies/organizations to ensure that you, your family, and/or business is ready when a major disaster occurs." The event will feature dry food packs, food storage, 72-hour emergency kits, fi rst aid demon- stration, Ham radio demonstra- tion, alternative cooking, safe water supply, and more. The event will be held at the cul- tural hall. Dyer said, "We want people to be self-suffi cient and prepared to survive for a mini- mum of 72 hours." The church is located at 455 Riggles Ave. Quartzsite. County offi cials announced Mon- day the fi nal results of the No- vember 8th election after Provi- sional and Late Early ballots were counted. Norm Simpson won his race for Quartzsite mayor with 63.05% of the vote. Dr. Christina Anastasia re- ceived 36.95%. Simpson joins new council members Starr BearCat and Jerry Kindaid who were elected in August. The three will be seated on Tuesday, November 22. Quartzsite Fire Dept. will have three new members: Dave "Bear" Col- lier, Johnny DelPino, and Dennis Dole won against Hal Davidson. The new La Paz County Sheriff will be Bill Risen, who won with 63.81% percent margin over Frank Vidrine with 34.72% of the votes. La Paz County District 1 Supervisor D.L. Wilson edged out challeng- er Missi Gilbert. Holly Irwin was re-elected as District 3 Supervisor against challenger Gary Zak. The new District 2 Supervisor will be Duce Minor, who took 68 percent of the vote in that race against Luke Marler. Current Supervisor King Clapperton chose not to run again. Tony Rogers has been re-elected as the La Paz County Attorney over challenger Public Defender Kathy Field. County Schools Superintendent Jacque Price was elected to the offi ce she was recently appointed to, against challenger Armando Heredia. County Assessor will be Anna Camacho, who won in the primary elec- tion in August. For all the results visit the County Elections: www.co.la-paz.az.us