Page 1

Building Community Connections in STV & QC Vol. 2 No. 11 Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 FREE

Local football players take to the grid iron

Results posted for Saturday’s youth football, Page 8

Page 2

Southeast Valley Ledger October 23, 2013


The Doctor is in Evenings and Saturdays.

Alana Ann Wassell

Alana Ann Wassell, 36, passed away Oct. 11, 2013. Alana is survived by her mother, Theresa (Paul) Dunckhorst of San Tan Valley; father, Morris (Cheryl) Wassell of Savannah; siblings, Michele (Richard) Cox of Bay City, MI, Mark (Racheal) Dunckhorst of Bay City, MI, Jared (Kris) Dunckhorst of San Luis, AZ, Joshua (Ana Maria) Dunckhorst of San Tan Valley,

Stacy (Jeremy) Wassell of Corpus Christi, TX, and Matthew Wassell of St. Joseph, MO; nieces, Jessica Dunckhorst, Katie Lee Cox and Kalle Wassell; nephews, Anthony Dunckhorst, Taylon Younger and Donald Hayes; and grandmothers, Jerry Villafranca and Lucrecia Dunckhorst. She was preceded in death by Marion and Iona Wassell, Frank Villafranca, Paul Dunckhorst, Phyllis and Bruce Fiscus.

Shannon Misty Vigil, 34, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 at her home in San Tan Valley. Shannon was born in San Diego, CA, moved to Arizona, and attended Red Mountain High School, where she met her husband, Robert. They had three beautiful children, Caden 12, Brenlee 9, and Noah 7. Shannon was a dedicated elementary teacher at ALA, American Leadership Academy. Her family was her number one hobby. She loved to take her children on special dates. Her husband meant the world to her. He

was her best friend, husband and companion. Shannon’s hobbies consisted of painting, crafting, reading, listening to music, planning parties, fishing, singing, dancing, and the list continues. Her friends were her family. She is survived by her husband, Robert; daughter, Brenlee; sons, Caden and Noah; parents, Elaine Stamness and John Silveira; sister, Holly Sloan; and grandmother, Divna Pimentel. San Tan Mountain View Funeral Home, 21809 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek, is providing exceptional family care.

Shannon Misty Vigil

Hitting the Target in Real Estate

Todd Broadhead Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Same and next day appointments available. On-site labs and X-ray services. 155 East Warner Road, Gilbert • (480) 649-6600 Schedule an appointment for: Family Medicine • Internal Medicine • Pediatrics


Located in Gilbert • We accept most major insurance.



Real Estate Group Brokerage • Management • Consulting

October 23, 2013

Southeast Valley Ledger

Gilbert vet moonlights as writer and finds success, working on third novel By Bridgette Crosby Southeast Valley Ledger Most people think that a veterinarian’s office isn’t a likely place to find a good book, but then most people have not yet read the works of John Carr, or J. Maynard Carr, longtime Gilbert veterinarian and local author. Born and raised in Arizona, Carr first started his writing career almost 20 years ago by writing cowboy poetry. Carr often shared his poetry at cowboy poet gatherings throughout the Southwest. A veterinarian for nearly 25 years, Carr specializes in treating animals with cancer at the Warner Vista Animal Hospital in Gilbert. “I am a veterinarian by trade, that is what I love to do but I also love to write,” said Carr. Carr’s first novel The Second Floor is about a young woman who runs for her life to get away from an abusive boyfriend who is also a police officer. The young woman takes refuge and meets the ghost of another abused woman. The tale is interesting and complex as the lives of the characters are brought together by fear, misfortune and turmoil as all are headed towards The Second Floor.

A portion from the proceeds of The Second Floor will benefit the Sojourner Center in Phoenix, a shelter for victims of domestic violence. Cross-Linked is Carr’s second novel, which takes a completely different direction than Carr’s first novel with characters who are corrupt with greed, and a main character who seeks to create immortality to increase his wealth and power. When clinical trials go wrong, a group of citizens in a small town stand up and fight. The story is filled with drama, intrigue, tragic loss and the inspirational struggle of people fighting for what they believe in. “Cross-Linked touches on drug addiction, promiscuity and other issues that face our society,” said Carr. “I enjoyed writing this novel because the story is so different from what I have written before. I think readers will be surprised, and pleased.” While working on his third novel, Carr will continue to be a veterinarian. “That is my first love and what I was born to do. But having an outlet for my writing, being able to write my own books is something that I have always dreamed of doing,” said Carr. “Many of my clients at the clinic are also my

Vida asequible e independiente Para personas mayores de 62 años+ El mejor momento en la vida es cuando puedes relajarte y disfrutar de la buena vida que te has ganado. ¡Nuestros apartamentos ofrecen comodidad, conveniencia y asequibilidad!

Algunos de nuestros servicios incluyen: Pisos amplios de un dormitorio Oficina en el lugar Alquileres subsidiados por el HUD Servicio de comidas a domicilio Prestaciones de servicios públicos Sistema de llamadas de emergencia Coordinador de servicios en el lugar Hermosa vista a las montañas

¡¡Lavandería GRATIS!

Criadero de árboles superior ¡Pregunte por nuestros especiales de mudanza!

199 W. Gray Drive Superior, AZ 85173 ¡¡Llame hoy mismo!


Page 3 Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center is NOW


EXPERIENCED RN’s for:  Cath Lab  Labor & Delivery  Nursery  Post Partum Nurse Practitioner for: OB/GYN & Primary Care

Other Positions include:

Summit Healthcare has opened a Brand NEW State-ofthe-Art Cath Lab! Must have experienced Cath Lab Nurses to fill our open positions!

 Ultrasound Technologist  Physical Therapist  Physical Therapy Assistant  Occupational Therapist  Director of Emergency Dept.  Coder II for Medical Records

Full Time benefited and Per Diem shifts available! Currently offering a Sign on Bonus and Relocation Assistance! JOIN OUR TEAM!

Show Low Arizona has four beautiful, mild seasons — a perfect place for outdoor adventures year-round!

CONTACT: Stevie Burnside, Recruiter office 928-537-6367 fax 928-532-8995 • 2200 E. Show Low Lake Rd. Show Low, AZ 85901

Dr. J. Maynard Carr with one of his patients. biggest fans, and I really appreciate their support.” For aspiring writers, Carr stated, “If you have a story and you tell it well, that will make all the difference than just writing with a gimmick. Many publishers want writers to have a writing and marketing gimmick. For me, it’s all about writing stories about ordinary people. Ordinary people make the world go round.”

ACTOS? If you have been taking ACTOS (Pioglitazone) and have been diagnosed with

Bladder Cancer or are experiencing the following symptoms: Blood in Urine, Urinary Urgency, Pain in Urination, Back or Abdominal Pain Call us immediately at 877.369.8800, as you may have a legal claim. Your personal, professional consultation is FREE

Moeller Law Office 3433 E. Fort Lowell, Ste 105 Tucson, AZ 85716 While this firm maintains joint responsibility, most cases are referred to other attorneys for principal responsibility.

Southeast Valley Ledger James Carnes….....................................Publisher Michael Carnes...........................General Manager Jennifer Carnes................................…Managing Editor Mila Besich-Lira......................Advertising Director Andrew Luberda.....................................Reporter Bridgette Crosby.......................................Reporter Courtney Trumbull…................................Office Manager Submission of News and Opinions, please email: To Advertise, please email: or call: (480) 745-1055

Find us on Facebook at and Twitter at Published each Wednesday at 22308 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142 by Copper Area News Publishers. Mailing address is Southeast Valley Ledger, c/o Copper Area News Publishers, PO Box 579, Kearny, AZ 85137.

Telephone (480) 745-1055

The Ledger is distributed via stands and mailed free to subscribers. Subscriptions are free to those with a Queen Creek or San Tan Valley address. “There are numerous countries in the world where the politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. There is no country in the world where the press has seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians” —-David Brinkley

Page 4

Southeast Valley Ledger October 23, 2013

QCUSD to cut $835,000 from budget, asks voters to approve override on November 5



2nd annual Zombie Run ESCAPE THE DEAD!! The Queen Creek Schools Educational Foundation is hosting our annual Zombie Run....THE RUNNING benefit schools by providing scholarships and teacher grants. This event will be held in conjunction with the Queen Creek Trunk or Treat. For more information please contact (480)204-7881.


Christ the Victor Lutheran Church Trunk or Treat This fun filled family event starts at 6:00 p.m. it includes bouncy houses, cake walk, train rides, games, raffles & food! Bring a canned food donation for FREE entry and activities!! 6173 E. Arizona Farms Rd., Florence, AZ 85232. For more information please visit!

16 26

Queen Creek Trunk or Treat Save the date for this unique annual event! Trunk or Treat provides a safe environment for families to enjoy an inexpensive evening of Halloween fun in a festival atmosphere! Children trick-or-treat by going from car trunk to car trunk on “Trunk or Treat Street” to get their bag filled with goodies. Individuals or groups sign up to host and decorate a trunk, and the Town provides all the candy to be given out at the event. This event starts at 5:00 p.m. and will be located at Desert Mountain Park in Queen Creek.


Haunted HOWLoween Bash at San Tan Mountain Regional Park Join us for a night full of fright and delight as we discover the beauty of the Sonoran Desert in the evening hours. Enjoy engaging animal presentations, frightfully fun shows, face painting, spooktacular activities and don't forget to get your picture taken at our Fairytale Photo station. Participate in the FRIENDS costume contest (costume contest categories are scariest, friendliest and most creative) for a chance to win a cool prize. Set out on a quarter-mile adventure along the Trick or Treat Trail while listening to frightening Halloween classics for kids. Don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes and bring a bag or bucket to collect treats along the way. This event starts at 6:00 pm. For more information please contact (480) 655-5554.


Town of Queen Creek Community Pancake Breakfast The Community Town Hall and Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16. Residents are invited to “wake up to what’s cooking in Town” from 9-11 a.m. in the Town Hall Courtyard outside of Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. This free, fun and casual community outreach program provides residents opportunities to have their opinions heard and encourages them to learn about projects affecting Queen Creek. Town representatives are on hand to answer questions and display upcoming projects. For more information about this exciting program, or if you have a topic that you would like to see covered on a future date, contact Sandy McGeorge at 480-358-3192. Live Music Festival Come see live music on the hour, from 11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Familiar performers and exciting new additions highlight a day filled with music in the gardens; our annual Live Music Festival opens at 11:00 a.m. with Jim Pipkin and continues with sets on the hour featuring Ronnie Glover And Trio Rio, Gary Kaplowitz, Bernie Haley and more. Music's included with daily admission of $10. For more information please call (520) 689-2811.


Visit our online calendar:

By Bridgette Crosby Southeast Valley Ledger Residents and voters in Queen Creek are being asked to support the Queen Creek Unified School District Override this November. School districts around the state and even the country are feeling the squeeze as decreased funding for education continues. QCUSD is seeking to gain voter approval for the continuation of a 10 percent maintenance override which will be used to provide enough teachers to maintain current class size standards, keep competitive salaries and benefits for staff and purchase resources to improve the district’s curriculum. Funds will also be used to improve school safety standards at all district schools and maintain current comprehensive academic elective offerings, as well as improve the current variety of athletic, performing arts, and visual arts programs, and the use of technology in the classroom. According to the QCUSD, quality schools and education tie into quality of life for

the entire community and help attract new businesses and homeowners. In 2002, voters approved the original override, but according to state law, voters must reauthorize the override by the fifth year or funding or the district will be reduced. In November 2012, the district had to reduce the budget by $835,000 as the override was not approved. If not approved this year, another $835,000 will be also have to be cut from school programs, staffing, salaries, and athletic and arts programs. Superintendent Tom Lindsey stated, “Queen Creek School District is the number one K-12 school district in Maricopa County and number four K-12 in the state. We are very proud of our students and it takes a strong community to build strong schools. We are asking voters to continue the belief in our students and staff and to approve the override.” Voters will decide the issue at the polls on Nov. 5, 2013. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Authentic Greek & American Cuisine

Open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Delivery 4-8 p.m. to: San Tan Heights, Skyline, Johnson Ranch, Copper Basin, Ranch Bella Vista and the Greens

270 E. Hunt Highway, San Tan Valley

(480) 655-5454

10% Off Purchase or

FREE Medium Drink with the Purchase of Any Pita Sandwich

Coupon good thru 12-31-13. Not good with any other offer.

Come Taste the Difference at Greek Islands Grill

October 23, 2013

Southeast Valley Ledger

Page 5

OCTOBER 21 TO 25, 2013

• Economic Development • Sales • Marketing • Public Relations

BizPro Contract Services Specializing in Increasing Your Business Income Lina K. Austin

C-520.313.2134 F-888.333.9843 PO Box 1337, Florence, AZ 85132

BizPro Brokerage, Inc. Professional Business Broker

“Helping You Buy or Sell a Business.”

Karen Berg

United Brokers Group • Buying • Selling • Foreclosures • Short Sales “Put my local knowledge and passion to work for you.”


Image and Style Consulting Services Include: Color Analysis, Personal Style Analysis, Closet Audits, Personal Shopping, Wardrobe Development

Mary Lynn Ilnitsky 480-600-9691

“Conductor Katerina” 480.888.3719

The business world is for you, ladies! Even though times have changed be ready to take on all challenges for women in North America, there and responsibilities and to run an are still more men than wom- enterprise like the leader of an oren who succeed in the business chestra. This requires the ability to world. If you’re a woman interested surround oneself with good people in launching a business or learning who can be trusted and who posbusiness administration, make the sess complementary strengths to your own. He or most of National Business Womshe must also en’s Week, held be able to delfrom October 21 egate responto 25, to demysibilities, which stify the secrets can be more difof success, no ficult to put into matter your area practice than of activity. you may think. First of all, to In addition, carve a place having a wide for yourself in a network of condomain where tacts is always competition is an asset. the name of It goes withthe game, posout saying that Not everyone has a talent sessing indean entrepreneur for business. Have you got structible demust have a what it takes? termination is a working knowlgreat asset. You edge of such should also have a leader’s tem- areas as accounting, human reperament, strong communication sources, space management, and skills, and an ease in anticipating the development of marketing and resolving problems. Moreover, strategies. Even though it is not a taste for risk, self-confidence, obligatory, having a solid educaand adaptability are all undeniable tion in business or commerce is strengths in the business world. a definite bonus. A final tip: find Having a clear vision and an in- yourself a mentor! stinct for business are other musts. So, ladies, is the business world A businessman or -woman has to for you? PHOTO: COMSTOCK IMAGES / THINKSTOCK

President/Designated Broker


Page 6

Southeast Valley Ledger October 23, 2013



2014 Tango Ultra Lite 17UL • Upgraded Appliances • Large Refrigerator • Furnace • Upgraded Window Treatments • Electronic Awning • And Much More

Come see the rest of our 2014 Tango line


*Stock #015862 selling price $18750 (price discounted $6932 off MSRP) plus pre delivery inspection, tax, title, license and doc fee $299. $199 x 144 months @ 7.49% APR OAC. See dealer for complete details.

3631 E. Farnum Place, Tucson

520.624.2024 • 877.624.2024



South of I-10 and Palo Verde, behind McDonald’s


October 23, 2013

Southeast Valley Ledger

Page 7

Seven-year-old learns about the gift of giving By Andrew Luberda Southeast Valley Ledger Seven-year old Cooper Sneed donated $75 of his allowance, which he earned from doing chores at his home, to the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. As a result of Cooper’s generosity, the museum invited him to a luncheon at the Phoenix Country Club to share his story. Heather Sneed, Cooper’s mother, says her son began receiving an allowance over a year ago. Cooper receives $5 per week for his allowance. “He has to set the table, put away his clean laundry, and clear his dishes from the table (after dinner),” Heather said in detailing Cooper’s chores. Heather labeled two envelopes for parts of Cooper’s allowance. One was labeled ‘Savings for Me’ and the other, ‘Giving Back to Others’. Each week $1 of Cooper’s allowance was put

in each envelope. The remaining money he could use for himself. According to Heather, the remaining money each week would normally be spent on different apps or games for his iPad.

Cooper had saved his allowance for over a year before his mother began speaking with him about ideas or places to consider and donate his savings to. Teaching her son about givCooper, Page 11

America’s Diner is Always Open!

BUY 1 ENTRÉE & GET 1 FOR $1 WITH PURCHASE OF 2 BEVERAGES Not valid with any other coupons or promotional offers. Valid at San Tan Valley location only. Offer expires October 31, 2013.


Not valid with any other coupons or promotional offers. Valid at San Tan Valley location only. Offer expires October 31, 2013.

Cooper Sneed with Author and Guest Speaker Susan Crites Price.

1758 W. Hunt Hwy, San Tan Valley • 480-888-1636

The Pilot Test Facility (PTF) is a project that will: Prove the safety and reliability of in-situ mining ́ Show and improve best water quality practices ́ Optimize the process utilized by previous property owner BHP Copper Inc. ́


Pilot Test Facility “PTF”


Recovery of Copper-bearing Solution Injection of Recovery Solution Surface

Surface l in Fil r Bas Uppe merate lo Cong ate er nglom Fill Co Basin Lower

0 ft 20 - 6ayer Clay L

one de Z Oxi

70 ft


Well placement pattern

Protective Casing


one de Z Sulfi


Perimeter Observation Well Well

t 0f 10

425 ft

450 ft

Low profile and low intensity operation where a solution of 99.5% water to .5% sulfuric acid is injected into the copper formation to dissolve the copper. The copper rich solution is extracted using a series of withdrawal wells that control where the liquid moves


Small scale test facility will demonstrate that we can create and maintain control of the copper bearing solution


The solution has an acidic strength similar to household vinegar


Yes, in the late 90s, previous site owner BHP successfully ran a nearly identical PTF at our site


Since the first PTF in the late 90s, we have 16 years of water testing results from 31 wells at various locations on site


Approximately two acres with 24 triple cased wells – 4 injection wells, 9 recovery wells, 4 geochemical sampling wells, and 7 observation wells


The system is monitored 24 hours a day


The PTF will operate for less than 2 years


Modern in-situ recovery practices and technologies have proved to fully protect the integrity and quality of groundwater resources


Arizona Department of Water Quality has granted a very stringent Aquifer Protection Permit to monitor activities and ensure water quality is protected


A permit from the US Environmental Protection Agency will provide federal oversight and regulation of the wells


Page 8

Southeast Valley Ledger October 23, 2013

Ledger Youth Roundup: Scores listed from Oct. 19 games SOUTHEAST POP WARNER RESULTS – Oct. 19 SEPW Rampage – 16 vs. GCPW Fire Hawks – 24 The Rampage reached the playoffs in their first year as a team with only 18 players on the roster. Despite the loss at the Fire Hawks, the Rampage season was a tremendous success. They will look forward to closing their season on a winning note in their yet to be determined bowl game. GCPW Drillers – 0 vs. SEPW Flames – 32 The Flames shutout the visiting Drillers in a first round playoff game played at Combs High School. The vic-

tory sends the Flames to the second round of the playoffs as they continue their drive to the Regionals in California later in the season. Kalvin Boggs scored the first touchdown of his four-year tackle football career. Congratulations, Kalvin. GCPW Rampage – 6 vs. SEPW Airmen – 18 The Airmen were able to avenge a loss earlier in the season to the Rampage by defeating them in the playoffs and advancing to the East Side Championship game. Game date and time has yet to be determined. Superstition Sin Nombres –

GET UP AND GO! Refinance Your Vehicle Loan at PCFCU Bring your vehicle loan from another Financial Institution to PCFCU! n Get a lower monthly payment & you may save money on interest n Go on vacation with a Vacation Voucher valued at over $500!

It’s easy to GET your auto loan refinanced and GO on vacation! Remember, the vacation offer expires December 31, 2013. Call: (520) 381-3100 Click: Visit: Any Branch Location

*APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Special offer valid from October 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. Your actual rate may vary based on loan term, collateral and credit worthiness. Subject to membership eligibility and loan is subject to credit approval. Tax reporting of value of vacation voucher is member’s responsibility. See credit union for details.

6 vs. SEPW Silverbacks – 8 The Silverbacks advanced to the Eastern championship with a low-scoring victory over a tough Sin Nombres team. It will be the Silverbacks first appearance in the Championship game. Farwest Fury – 28 vs. SEPW Fire Ants – 14 The tiny mite Fire Ants finished their first season with a bowl game loss to the Fury. A young team of five and six-year old players will have the opportunity to continue to learn the fundamentals of the game as they continue to develop their skills. It was a great season for the Fire Ants.

On a Vacation!* Refinance and Get a Vacation Voucher!

Fire Ants vs. the Fury. See more photos online at STYFL RESULTS – Oct. 19 down in the fourth quarter. on a fourth-and-ten when JPW Eagles - 25 vs. JPW Offensively, Coach NeVille Kyler Smith dashed straight Broncos - 7 was again pleased with the up the middle for a 40-yard Despite being without sevperformance of the offensive touchdown run. Coach Mark eral key players, the Eagles line. Their ability to provide said the offensive line had moved to 3 - 0 on the season protection for QB Garrett Satheir best effort of the year with a 25 - 7 victory over the las allowed Salas to connect so far. He added the running Broncos. The Eagles’ defense with Hayden Gelder on a 35backs ran hard throughout turned in a superb effort. Ben yard touchdown pass and rethe game which made them Hilland had a key stop with ception. The Eagles continue difficult to bring down and a pass defended. Griffin Schto follow their team’s motto: allowed them to get some ureman recovered a Broncos’ Do the little things right and big runs during the game. On fumble to give the Eagles’ big things will happen. defense, the Eagles stripped a offense another possession. PW Eagles - 33 vs. PW Broncos’ running back of the According to Coach NeVille Broncos - 6 ball and it was recovered by the defensive play of the The Eagles lit up the scorethe Eagles’ Mike Krohnert. game came from “Turtle”, aka board with 33 points leading Coach Mark was pleased with Villalobos, when he returned to a victory over the Broncos. the hard hitting displayed by an interception for a touchThe key offensive play came his team.

Rates as Low as

3.99% APR*

SEPW Cheerleaders bring some sweetness to the games. (Luberda photo)

Sports this week sponsored by

Specializing in Recruiting Websites.


October 23, 2013

Southeast Valley Ledger

Page 9

Bulldogs in unfamiliar territory after a loss to the Black Hawks By Andrew Luberda Southeast Valley Ledger The third-ranked Queen Creek Bulldogs had not suffered two losses in a season since 2011 when they finished with a 10 – 2 record. Last Friday night they lost their second game of the 2013 season at Williams Field, 42 – 17. Their first loss came against Saguaro two weeks ago. According to the most recent state rankings released by the AIA, the Black Hawks were ranked fourth in Section III entering the game versus the Bulldogs. With Saguaro ranked second and Higley ranked tenth in the same Section, the Bulldogs compete in one of the toughest sections in the state in any division. In all, four teams in Section III are ranked in the top 10 of Division III. The game didn’t start well for the Bulldogs. Black Hawks’ running back Jacob Anderson scored two touchdowns in the first 14 minutes of the game to give Williams Field a 14 – 0 lead. The Bulldogs answered with a scoring drive that lasted over seven minutes and concluded with a 1-yd scoring run by QB Bryce Dobbs on a fourthdown play. Mrkus Paulsen’s extra point was good to pull Queen Creek within seven points, 14 – 7. The Bulldogs’ defense made a play to give the offense the ball back when linebacker Nate NeVille recovered a Black Hawks’ fumble at the Williams Field 10-yard line with less than three minutes left in the half. The Bulldogs were held out of the end zone but narrowed the deficit to four points after a Mrkus Paulsen 33-yard field goal made the score 14 – 10. The Black Hawks answered right back on a drive that took less than a minute. A 28-yard touchdown pass and successful extra point increased their lead to 21 – 10 at the half. The Bulldogs kicked off to the Black Hawks to start the

second half and were looking to make a statement on defense to regain some momentum. But the Black Hawks’ offense was strong all night and they quickly increased their lead. They scored 14 unanswered points to start the third quarter and didn’t look back. Trailing 35 – 10, Bulldogs’ running back Weston Barlow scored on a 7-yard touchdown run as the third quarter ended. Paulsen’s extra point was good and the score was 35 – 17 entering the fourth quarter. Barlow, who entered the game averaging 191 rushing yards per game, finished the game with 170 yards. The final scoring in the

game occurred when a Bulldogs’ pass was intercepted by Williams Field and returned 70 yards for a touchdown. The extra point was good to make the final score 42 – 17. Three key starters – Matt Guida, Weston Barlow, and Trey Lemley – returned to the lineup for Queen Creek. Despite their return, the Bulldogs’ couldn’t keep pace with an explosive Williams Field team. After the game, head coach Travis Schureman accepted the blame for the uncharacteristic performance by his team. “Mentally, we weren’t ready to play and that’s on me,” Schureman said.

The recent success of the Queen Creek football program has created high expectations and they “expect to win every game,” according to Coach Schureman. A program as strong as the Bulldogs’ is more than capable of achieving their goals despite a difficult loss or two.

Schureman was asked if there was a specific area in need of improvement as the Bulldogs prepare for the final two regular season games and beyond. “We have to get better as coaches,” he answered. “The only thing we can do is fix what we did and get back to

work (Saturday) morning.” The Bulldogs’ final two regular season games are at home. The first is their homecoming game against Apache Junction on Friday, October, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Their final regular season game is November 1 versus Bradshaw Mountain at 7:00 p.m.








Queen Creek prepares to move the ball down the field. (Luberda photo)


2011 Ford Passenger Van • 2008 Chevrolet Silverado • 2010 Mitsubishi Galant 2006 Dodge Charger • 2000 GMC Sierra • 2000 Ford F-150 200+ FIREARMS:

Smith & Wesson • Taurus • Rossi • Ruger • Bryco • and More


Affordable, Independent Living For Seniors Age 62+ The best time in life is when you can relax and enjoy the good life you have earned. Our apartment homes offer a blend of comfort, convenience, and affordability! Some of our amenities & features include: On-site office Spacious 1-BR floor plans Meals-on-Wheels HUD-subsidized rents Emergency call system Utility allowances On-site service coordinator Beautiful mountain views FREE laundry!! Ask about our move-in Specials!

Superior Arboretum

*Purchase two drinks to receive: $1 Miller Lite Draft Mon, Thurs & Sun Night during NFL Night Games

Buy 1 Entree at Full Price & Receive a 2nd Entree at 75% off * Excludes specials, other discounts & coupons. Coupon good thru 11/30/13

$5 off $20 Purchase $10 off $40 Purchase $20 off $100 Purchase * Excludes specials, other discounts & coupons. Coupon good thru 11/30/13

199 W. Gray Drive Superior, AZ 85173

Rudy’s Restaurant & Cantina

Call Today!

21824 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek • Mon-Sat 6 am to 9 pm • Sun 7 am to 7 pm


Page 10

Southeast Valley Ledger October 23, 2013

Business & Service Directory ATTORNEY




Open Mon-Fri 10am-7pm; Sat 9am-5pm

Find us inside the Wal-Mart 1725 W. Hunt Hwy, Queen Creek

Southeast Corner of Hunt Hwy & Gary Rd. Have a question about an existing account? Call Member Assistance 602.433.7000


Free 7 Day Pass

Call for an Appointment 480-888-9332 287 E Hunt Hwy #101 San Tan Valley, AZ 85143






John Kmetz


Full Service Branch Walk-up ATM



Cell: 520-371-1755 MASONRY




Heat your pool for as little as $50 per month.


American Legion Post 97

Based on 12,000gl pool with cover

Home of San Tan Valley Youth Programs, Inc.

• Weekly Service • Acid Wash • All Equipment Repairs • Deck Repair • Pool Remodel • Assist to Build

To all veterans and your families: Thank you for your service! We invite you to join us in support of the many programs and activities we sponsor for the youth of San Tan Valley. Contact me today to learn how you can continue to serve your community through membership in the American Legion.

Call 602-677-2193 for more information.

Alan Pease, Post Commander (480-888-0372)

270 E Hunt Hwy, PMB 16-114 San Tan Valley, AZ 85143 /



Spiritual Psychic Readings by Maria

Todd Broadhead Real Estate Professional



Real Estate Group Brokerage • Management • Consulting

15 Years Experience

480-275-5933 Make It A “Splashing Day”!


Bridgette Crosby Writer • Artist • Poet

“Helps in all life matters”

• Tarot Card Readings • Palm Readings • Reiki & More

Available for Parties



Advertise your business or service here.

(480) 235-8388

Call the Southeast Valley Ledger at 480-745-1055

October 23, 2013

Southeast Valley Ledger

The Bubbly Hostess enjoys a Cabernet Church Directory

Page 11

Psalm 1:2

By Heather Sneed The Bubbly Hostess Special to the Ledger Welcome back! As I continue to taste test wines for the annual wine tasting party that some very good friends of ours are hosting, I remembered another delicious Cabernet Sauvignon that I think everyone will want to try. 14 Hands Vineyards is located in the beautiful state of Washington. This is a region that can really produce some quality wines. I’ve even had the honor of visiting a few of the wineries in that area – I’ll save that for another column. The Cabernet in particular is smooth, fruity, and has just a hint of spice. I think that this wine can easily be paired with a tender filet (with a blue cheese crust on top

Cooper Continued from Page 7 ing back to others who may not be as fortunate is important to the Sneed family. It’s especially significant after her cancer diagnosis earlier this year. “We learned a lot about being grateful for what we have,” Heather said she learned after being diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease. “I just tried to explain to him that people who don’t have (some of the things he does) aren’t as fortunate as we are (because) he’s not normally exposed to those in need.” Once Cooper reached an amount saved that was worthy of donating, Heather spoke with him about animals, children, and people who didn’t have homes. “Out of nowhere he said ‘I want to give back to the kids’ museum because I really like going there’,” Heather explained. “So he really came up with that on his own and I was really impressed.” The luncheon included a guest speaker who authored a book about raising awareness in your family regarding giving back and being philanthropic. Of course, Cooper’s donation was relative to the topic of the luncheon and made him a worthwhile guest speaker in his own right.

of course), consumed with a nice selection of boldly flavored cheeses, or simply enjoyed in a large glass while sitting in front of the fire and enjoying the company of friends. At just around $10 at Total Wine, you might as well give a bottle a try. This Columbia Valley vineyard produces many different varietals of wine including whites, reserves, and blends. To learn more about 14 Hands, visit their website at You’ll want to make sure you catch my next column as I will be sharing the results of the upcoming wine tasting party. This annual event is one we never want to miss! If you’d like to read more about how this wine tasting party works, please visit my blog at www.thebubblyhostess.blogspot. com. Go to the “Parties” tab and click on

The Sneed family has a membership to the Children’s Museum of Phoenix and Cooper has visited there often. He is more than familiar with the museum. “Because I want them to

“Host a Wine Tasting Party” – it’s very fun and very easy! Hopefully you will be inspired to host one. You can also read about my winning wine from last year. Next week, I will share more about the appetizers served and the favorite wines from this year’s competition. Meanwhile, make sure to stop by my Facebook page to “LIKE” me! You can also visit my blog at www. thebubblyhostess.blogspot. com and follow me there. Lastly - always remember to make the most out of your planning, so you have time to enjoy your champagne…

open more exhibits,” Cooper answered when asked why he chose the children’s museum to donate his money. Anyone who has had the opportunity to experience the gift

of giving knows the emotions involved in doing it. Cooper was asked how he felt about donating his money to help others. “Good,” he responded. Perfectly said, young Cooper.

St. Michael the Archangel Church 25394 N. Poseidon Rd., Florence • 520-723-6570 Rev. Fr. Dale A. Branson, Pastor •

Weekend Masses (held at Copper Basin K-8 School) Saturday 4 p.m., Sunday 8 & 10:30 a.m. CCD Classes Sunday 9:15 a.m.

New Service Times Starting November 3: 8:30 a.m. • 10 a.m. • 11:30 a.m. 4815 W. Hunt Hwy, Queen Creek • 480-677-2100 Service Times ...............................................Sunday 9:15 & 11 a.m. Children’s Classes held during all services 4th/5th grade & Jr. High ......................................Sunday 9:15 a.m. Sr. High School .......................................................... Sunday 11 a.m.

Call Mila Besich-Lira at 520-827-0676 or email at to be included in the directory today!


POOLS AREN’T CHEAP. But for a fraction of your original investment, you can enjoy your heated pool anytime rain or shine. While your neighbor’s unheated pool goes unused, you and your family and friends can swim in warm water year round AT THE LOWEST COST POSSIBLE. No children with blue lips, no excuses for not having a pool party, just WARM WATER FUN when you want it.


Heat your pool for as little as $50 per month. Based on 12,000gl pool with cover.







ONLY $3,995 PRICE INCLUDES: • DELIVERY • INSTALLATION* • START-UP *Installation includes (1) 50 amp breaker/ hookup and plumbing. Electrical run not included.

Page 12

Southeast Valley Ledger October 23, 2013

You never expect

joint pain

to keep you in the slow lane.

But if it does, you can expect to get back in the fast lane in no time flat.

Cars aren’t the only things that wear out over time. Joints, bones, muscles, and tendons need maintenance, too. If you’re experiencing pain, schedule an appointment with the orthopedic specialists at Banner Ironwood Medical Center. You may find there’s a lot more mileage in your knees, shoulders, elbows, hips or any body part that’s feeling a little worn out. You’ll get the state-of-the-art technology, imaging and physical therapy you need. We’re experts at caring for joints, from ACL and fracture repair, to hip and knee replacements.

Appointments: (480) 394-4480. • /BannerIronwood 37000 N. Gantzel Road, just south of Combs Road

10 23 13 sev ledger