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Fair and Accurate News for the Southeast Valley Volume 1, Number 6

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Letters to the Editor Education should come first; vote yes on override Take it from one who’s spent 34 years working in the Juvenile Justice systems in both Arizona and Michigan combined that one of the main focuses within the Juvenile Corrections system is that of education. Within the majority of juvenile correctional facilities, the entire day is structured around the school day. It has long since been determined that education

is one of the major factors in Juvenile delinquency prevention (education, employment). Yet more and more states are cutting public educational budgets while increasing correctional budgets, which appears to be telling the public that we are willing to spend more money in “after the fact” educational funding rather than less money on the “front in,” which could

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have a preventative effect on juvenile delinquency. In times of tight budgets, it is more important than ever that we make “wise”

budget decisions. As we all pretty much know the “pay me later” always costs more. It’s long past the time we do the right

budgetary thing. I support the Florence USD Override, because a good education is the best prevention for juvenile

delinquency, and the first step to becoming a productive citizen. /s/ Arthur Wilkerson Anthem Resident

Florence Unified School District is asking us to support the renewal of a budget override. This override permits renewal of full-day kindergarten, moderate class size, maintenance of quality teaching staff and programs that encourage

academic achievement. And homeowner tax liability will only return to the previously approved level! What a bargain, about $2.00 a month for the average homeowner! Public education provided us, with the encouragement of our

parents, to “work our way” out of the 1930s depression, live valued lives, and contribute to our communities. Could we wish anything less for today’s youth! They are just as capable and just as worthy! Please join me in voting

approval for the budget override. VOTE YES ON NOV. 6. Many thanks. /s/ Barbara Newman, Ph.D. Retired Principal and Educator Current Northern Arizona University Field Experience Supervisor

Vote yes on Florence override

Double check Jeff Flake’s record Hey Veterans -- what do you know about Jeff Flake’s record? Do you know that he has

consistently voted against every veteran’s bill since he’s been in Congress? About the only truly

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a real patriot, he’d support them when they come home. Dr. Richard Carmona understands what veterans have been through and what they need, because he is one himself. He can be trusted to do what needs to be done. Jeff Flake cannot! /s/James Kerley Former US Marine San Tan Valley AZ

Mitt Romney wants to let America hit bottom – that’s what he said. When the housing market was in freefall and homeowners owed more than their houses were worth, Mitt Romney said the housing market had to hit bottom. When the auto industry faced bankruptcy and massive worker layoffs, he said, “Let them go bankrupt!” From a purely financial perspective, I guess this

makes sense. Mitt’s the guy who made a fortune taking profits from companies that had hit bottom, declared bankruptcy, and fired American workers for cheaper foreign labor. Mitt Romney wants to let America hit bottom, too – that’s what he said. And we know that he stands by what he said – whatever it was! /s/Bruce Alcorn San Tan Valley AZ

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bipartisanship that still exists in Washington occurs when veteran’s issues come up, but not for Flake. He’s perfectly willing to send young Americans into war, but wants nothing to do with the survivors, even if they have life-changing injuries. Don’t be taken in by his claims of “supporting the troops.” If he were

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Curis files complaint against Florence sulfuric acid ordinance By Chase Kamp Southeast Valley Ledger Curis Resources, Ltd. filed a complaint against the Town of Florence on Oct. 16, 2012 alleging its recently passed ban on the use of sulfuric acid is special legislation intended to halt the company’s proposed mining project on state trust land. The Florence Town Council passed an ordinance in August banning in-situ mining and other operations that use large amounts of sulfuric acid. The ordinance classifies the use of sulfuric acid as a nuisance, arguing the chemical poses a danger to residents. The ordinance bans the use of “large quantities”

of sulfuric acid within two miles of town limits. Violations are a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by fines of up to $20,000. Company officials say it is special legislation, which is illegal under the Arizona Constitution. Rita Maguire, senior legal and government affairs advisor for Curis Resources, said the ordinance violates the company’s constitutionally protected property rights and likely those of other businesses in Florence. On Sept. 28, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality granted the Florence Copper Project a temporary aquifer protection permit, which

may allow a 14-month pilot test project to proceed on a small portion of Arizona State Trust land after a public comment and review period. “We think a better approach is to allow the pilot copper recovery study to move forward,” Maguire said, “overseen by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, so that the safety of this project can be demonstrated to the community.” Florence Deputy Town Manager Jess Knudson said in August that the law applies to in-situ mining or any other business, with an exception for agricultural uses, which uses large

Congressional candidates differ on Resolution land exchange By Chase Kamp Southeast Valley Ledger Superior-based Resolution Copper has placed its hopes in a federal land exchange bill that would allow mining operations begin on copper-rich federal lands. There have been ten different permutations of the bill in the last six years. The current Congressional candidates representing the region have differing opinions on the current bill, which is awaiting review from the Senate. The Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act, or H.R. 1904, was introduced by then District 4 Representative Paul Gosar. The bill is an agreement between the federal government and Resolution Copper that would facilitate the company’s mining efforts

just outside the town of Superior in the former Magma copper mine. In Oct. 2011, the U.S. House passed the measure mostly along party lines. The bill states that

Resolution Copper will receive 2,422 acres of the Oak Flat federal land parcel in Pinal County. The federal government will receive 5,344 acres of land Resolution, Page 19

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quantities of sulfuric acid. “While this law affects Curis Resources LTD., the law does not solely affect their business,” Knudson said. He said the town was confident about the ordinance “as means to protect the health, safety and welfare of our residents.” Curis’ proposed Florence Copper Mine project involves an in-situ mining process involving the injection of a diluted sulfuric acid solution into underground copperbearing zones. The complaint alleges

that the purported dangers of sulfuric acid cited in the ordinance relies on informal and anecdotal documents from the Internet and makes no mention of safety regulations already set forth by ADEQ and the EPA. According to Curis, the in-situ copper recovery solution is 99.7 percent water and one-third of 1 percent sulfuric acid by volume. The solution is injected about 400 to 1,200 feet below the surface, where it dissolves the copper ore and is then extracted back to the

surface. Bruce Marsh, senior Vice President of strategic affairs and corporate development for Curis Resources, said in a statement the project expects to use approximately 82 gallons of sulfuric acid a day, bringing about ten 3,000-gallon acid trucks to the site annually. “To put that in perspective, a car battery has about a half a gallon of sulfuric acid,” Marsh wrote. ADEQ will be hosting a public comment hearing on Dec. 5, 2012 regarding the pilot project permit.



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CAC breaks ground on San Tan Valley By Chase Kamp Southeast Valley Ledger Central Arizona College broke ground on its newest satellite campus in San Tan Valley on Oct. 17, 2012. Community leaders in government and education were present for the dirt turning on the new facilities which are expected to open in Aug. 2013. CAC President Dr. Doris Helmich told the gathering that CAC is proud to be present in a growing community of over 80,000 residents. “As I look around the area, I see the building blocks of a community

already being erected for what could become one of the largest cities in the state of Arizona,” Helmich said. “There are thousands of families that will depend on Central Arizona College for degrees, certificates, job training and cultural events,” she added. “We want to be both the leader and the center of such valuable activities.” CAC announced plans for the San Tan Campus earlier this year on May 15, with an inaugural phase that will consist of four buildings and a central plant totaling 74,250 square feet. The campus will be

located in an agricultural area within the Bella Vista Farms development on the north side of Bell Vista Road roughly two miles east of Hunt Highway, bordered by Schnepf Road to the east and Union Pacific Railroad to the west. Aside from the 3,750-square foot central plant, the four buildings comprising the educational space will feature 10 classrooms and two computer labs as well as four science laboratories for biology, chemistry and physics. Building D will be the largest of the four structures at 26,300 square feet.

The facility will house art and dance studios, classrooms, labs and offices. Building C is set at 25,800 square feet and will be the location for CAC’s library, student center, learning resource center and classrooms. At 9,700 square feet,

Building B will house Student Services and the administration, while Building A will consist of community and multi-purpose spaces covering 8,700 square feet. Over the course of 25 years, the campus has a total build-out possibil-

Architects’ rendering of the inside of the campus. Dee Myers/Special to the Southeast Valley Ledger

ity of between 680,000 to 720,000 square feet. Sandie Smith, President and CEO of Pinal Partnership, commended the CAC Governing Board for its commitment to providing local education. “Throughout the years since I’ve living here, I’ve noticed this commitment to all children and youth in Pinal County,” Smith said. Smith also discussed CAC’s “Promise for the Future” program which encourages eighth grade students to sign a contract with their parents pledging to graduate high school and maintain a grade point average higher than 2.75. Students graduating with the required minimum GPA are eligible to receive a tuition waiver for up to four semesters at CAC. “If you can get younger

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What the new CAC campus in San Tan Valley will look like when construction is complete. Dee Myers/Special to the Southeast Valley Ledger children in junior high to promise to do certain things and be able to get a full-ride scholarship, isn’t that a good thing?” Smith said. While the campus will offer myriad education pro-

grams, officials said CAC is looking to house several signature opportunities at the San Tan Campus. Health careers, including the Certified Nursing Assistant program, are currently strong candidates.

Members of the CAC Governing Board and area education leaders are ready to turn dirt on the new CAC STV campus. Dee Myers/Special to the Southeast Valley Ledger

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Maxden Keator celebrates a very special By Zach Richter Southeast Valley Ledger On Fri. Oct. 12, 2012, Maxden Keator and his family celebrated his second birthday with

the firefighters of Rural/ Metro Engine 842. The celebration was only fitting as without the firefighters and the help of the paramedics in Southwest

Ambulance vehicle AP242, the Keators wouldn’t have been celebrating. Tara Keator, Maxden’s mother, spoke with the Southeast Valley Ledger

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recalled, “I’d given him the Heimlich before, he’s a normal fat little boy and sometimes he eats too fast, but this time it didn’t work.” Keator explained that once the piece of food failed to come loose she immediately called 911 while Maxden’s grandmother continued attempting the Heimlich Maneuver to no avail. “His breath was short and squeaky so we knew he was getting some air, we tried to keep him calm but I could see the fear in his eyes,” Keator said. “I went outside to wait for 911 and every time I looked back he was bluer, by then he was blue from his face to the middle of his back, he wasn’t fighting or crying he was just scared.” According to Keator, it was at this point that a Pinal County Sheriff’s

Office (PCSO) arrived on the scene and began attempting to dislodge the blockage from Maxden’s throat. “The first officer to arrive looked as scared as I was,” she said. “He started attempts [at the Heimlich Maneuver] right there in the driveway, the carrot was just so far down there it just wouldn’t budge.” Much to Keator’s relief, Rural/Metro fire and ambulance arrived soon after and after determining the blockage was too severe to remove, began giving Maxden oxygen. “When they saw [PCSO] still working they knew it was a serious problem,” she said. “At this point he was blue from head to toe, still awake but he looked dazed. I think he saw the lights at the end of the tunnel.” Rural/Metro fire and ambulance members on the scene included

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By Rich Damante Rural/Metro The majority of choking hazards in children are caused by food. If parents or caregivers adhere to a few basic rules they can help prevent choking incidents in children. 1. Keep a watchful eye on children while they eat. 2. A child’s food should be cut up into small pieces 3. Check toys for small removable parts that children can put in their mouths. Both adults and children are at risk when it comes to choking. Things to keep in mind when faced with someone choking are 1. If person is choking, and is coughing, gurgling, but can breathe and talk, don’t do anything. If they can’t breathe or talk, you must act quickly to stop a life-threatening situation. 2. Call 9-1-1 immediately, and get help on the way. The 9-11 operator will keep you on the line and give you directions on what to do. All 9-1-1 operators are trained in CPR and can walk you through the stressful situation. Don’t call and hang up, stay on the line. The operator will instruct you when and how to give back blows, or do a Heimlich maneuver. 3. Remove the object out of the mouth ONLY if you can see it. Never do a blind finger sweep, you may actually push the object in further. 4. Rural Metro Fire Department holds CPR classes throughout the year, for more information visit RuralMetro. com.

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second birthday Engine 842 crew Captain Roger Lewison, engineer paramedic Brian Keith, and firefighter/EMT Rich Damante and Southwest AP242 crew paramedic Jessie Moreno, and EMT Brock Cunningham. While she only remembered parts of what happened next, Keator explained that once Maxden began receiving oxygen he was taken to Banner Ironwood Medical Center and flown to Cardon Children’s Hospital in Mesa where after an hour of surgery and a day in the hospital he made a quick recovery. “Everyone was shocked at how fast he had healed, the doctor said he would most likely get pneumonia but he showed no signs

of damage or irritation,” Keator said, “He went home the next day without any prescriptions.” “It’s crazy to watch some pump life into your kid,” Keator continued. “You always appreciate people who save lives but when it’s your family I could invite them over for every holiday and never repay them. Max’s birthday was the next week and the only way we could think to celebrate was to visit the people who made it possible.” One of the firefighters who responded to the scene, 100 Club Firefighter of the Year Rich Damante, spoke with the Southeast Valley Ledger about the incident and praised the efforts of those on the

scene. “When the call came over we were just about to sit down to dinner,” Damante recalled. “I don’t want to say we don’t always go fast but when a call comes in and you hear it’s a kid you go faster.” As for the Keator’s visit on Maxden’s birthday, Damante felt it was the,”coolest thing,” and was happy to share in the festivities. “In my opinion, the quick actions of both paramedics, the administration of oxygen, and the decision to bag him (take over his breathing), saved his [Maxden’s] life,” Damante enthused. “His color changed dramatically and both medics did great under a very stressful situation.”

Caption: Maxden and family with the Rural/Metro Engine 842 crew. Photo/ Tara Keator

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QC High celebrates homecoming, Bulldog football still undefeated

At the swarmed Bulldog stadium, Queen Creek High students and their families packed the stands and kept it loud.

By Chase Kamp Southeast Valley Ledger Queen Creek High School celebrated two momentous occasions on the weekend of Oct. 19, 2012: the arrival of homecoming and the continued dominance of the Bulldog football team. At the homecoming game,

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head coach Joe Germaine’s undefeated team was initially stalemated with a resilient Campo Verde Coyote defense, holding on to a small 7-3 lead at halftime. However, a late third quarter rushing touchdown by Bulldog running back David Genantonio gave the Bulldogs the needed boost against the Coyotes, eventually winning 21-3 and boosting their lossless record to 9-0. At the swarmed Bulldog stadium, Queen Creek High students and their families packed the stands and kept it loud. Freshman Blake Miller, junior Jacob Trombley and his sophomore brother Caleb were smeared in Bulldog blue body paint. The three said the homecoming festivities and the football team’s perfect record had them extremely hyper for the game. “We’re just down, we’re too down,” Miller said as halftime approached. “It’s very serious.” Freshman Noah Young and his friend, freshman Chandler Wegner, had their torsos painted up in Bulldog colors for the game. Young, a player on the baseball team, said his school spirit comes from his love of Bulldog athletics. However, he and his friends were skipping the homecoming dance to pursue more

frightful plans. “I’m going to a haunted house,” Young said. Senior Kayla Forbis sat in the stands with a huge mob of students in Bulldog blue. She is hoping to attend Northern Arizona University next year and plans to come back to her high school alma mater for homecoming. She said the football games are what she will remember most about her time at Queen Creek High. “I’ve grown up watching all these boys play and it’s really nice to see them doing such a good job this year,” Forbis said, trying to speak over the cheers of the students around her. Senior Alejandro Garcia, who said he has missed only one Bulldog football game while attending the school, said he would also like to return for homecoming. “It’ll depend on where I am and what I’m doing, but if I can, it would be nice to support this school,” Garcia said. His memories of Queen Creek High will revolve around the relationships he found. “I’ll remember my friends and the memories we have, the late nights driving around having fun,” he added. The Queen Creek High Bulldogs will defend their undefeated record at home next week against the Vista Grande Spartans from Casa Grande, who are 2-7 on the year.

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QC Town Hall and Community Pancake Breakfast Nov. 17 Wake up to “what’s cooking” in Queen Creek at the community Town Hall forum and free pancake breakfast from 9 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Queen Creek Town Hall

courtyard, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road. Hosted by the Queen Creek Town Council, this event is an opportunity for residents to learn what’s happening in the Town and enjoy

a delicious breakfast with friends and neighbors. Town representatives will be on hand to answer questions and display upcoming projects. Topics to be covered

include: Town Council’s fiveyear goals; Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre; road improvements; sewer and wastewater projects; General Plan amendments; economic

Town introduces paperless billing The Town of Queen Creek’s Utility Department is going green. We’re pleased to announce our new paperless billing option. If you pay your bill online each month, just send

an email to, providing your utility account number, email address, and tell us that you’d like to go paperless. We’ll take care of the rest. Once you

sign up, you’ll receive an email at the beginning of each month letting you know your bill is ready to view online. Help us save valuable resources by signing up for paperless billing today!

Shop Queen Creek for the Holidays The popular Shop Queen Creek for the Holidays contest is back again this year. Starting on Nov. 17 through Dec. 20, shop at local businesses for a chance to win prizes! This year’s grand prize will be an iPad,

and many more great prizes have been donated by local business. To see a full list of prizes, visit for contest information and rules. When you shop locally, you support community programs

and services such as parks, recreation programs and public safety services. With the variety of new retail and restaurant options available, shopping Queen Creek has never been easier! Help invest in your

community and support neighborhood businesses by staying in Queen Creek to make your gift and meal purchases. For more information about Town activities, follow us on www.

Textile recycling available through Dec. 31 The Town of Queen Creek’s first municipal curbside clothing recycling program has begun, and will continue through December 31! Residents are able to recycle materials like clothing, towels, sheets, blankets and shoes simply by putting them into the special BLUE BAG that

was mailed out and then placing the bag directly into the blue recycle bins for regular curbside pickup. Additional bags are available at the Municipal Services Building , 22358 S. Ellsworth Road, or you can drop-off material in the clothing recycling bin at the Recycling Center

located, on Crewse Lane, just south of Town Hall. The materials collected will be manufactured into eco-friendly, 100% postconsumer home insulation at a recycling facility located in Chandler. Plus for every pound of textiles collected, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Queen Creek will receive

a revenue share for their many beneficial programs. Recycling, Innovation, Charity…Everyone wins!

development goals and strategies; dust control initiatives; Queen Creek Water service; fire service and public safety; solid waste and recycling; and more.

2012 Holiday Festival, Parade set for Dec. 1 On Dec. 1 join the Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley Queen Creek Branch for the 30th annual Holiday Festival and Parade! In the heart of Old Town Queen Creek watch the floats along Ellsworth Rd. beginning at 10 a.m., and stay for all the fun at the Festival on the south side of the Queen Creek Library. Do some shopping with the local craft vendors, get great food from local restaurants,

and enjoy performances by local children. There will be plenty of children’s rides and activities, and Santa will even be there for photos! The best part is all proceeds go to work for the children of our community, so come out for a great day of fun! Visit for more information.

America Recycles Day Come celebrate America Recycles Day with the Town of Queen Creek. On Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to noon there will be a free drop-off event for electronics, metals and document shredding held on Crewse Lane near the Neighborhood Recycle Drop-off location. Crewse Lane is located just south of the Town Hall offices. For more information, please visit

Queen Creek Town Hall 22350 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142 Phone: 480-358-3000 • Fax: 480-358-3189 Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday - Sunday Closed

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American Heritage Festival returns for tenth year to QC this Nov.

The past comes alive at the tenth annual American Heritage Festival this Nov. at Schnepf Farms. Photo/American Heritage Festival

By Zach Richter Southeast Valley Ledger The tenth annual American Heritage Festival will be held at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek Nov. 1618, 2012. Billed as the largest and most diverse living history event in the southwest, the event will offer students and families a snapshot of American wartime from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War. In an interview with the Southeast Valley Ledger, historical reenactment enthusiast and American Heritage Festival participant Colonel Scott, explained

that there was a reason the event will be celebrating ten years at the same location. “Schnepf Farms is a great site for what we do, not only is it an amenity friendly public oriented space but its terrain is mostly neutral,” Scott said. “ Lots of facets of historical wars don’t fit the desert setting but Schnepf Farms has grass fields and orchards, with a little imagination someone could be just about anywhere.” Scott is a portrayer in the American Revolution and the Civil War and he says that a passion for education and American history keep

him coming back year after year. “It’s the visions and sacrifices of so many people,” he enthused. “These are background stories but it’s important that they’re told.” The focus of this year’s event is the American Revolution in the back county and Scott is confident it will focus on events largely ignored in mainstream history. “Everyone is familiar with the American Revolution in places like Boston and Philadelphia but it also happened west of the Appalachians,” Scott Heritage, Page 11

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From the Bubbly Hostess: How to host a wine tasting By Heather Sneed Special to the Southeast Valley Ledger I recently attended a wine tasting at a friend’s house and wanted to share both my experience and the “how to” behind hosting your own wine tasting party. This was the second year our friends hosted this event…and for me, the second year taking home the first place prize. The rules are simple, everyone brings a bottle of wine to enter into the contest and the host places it into a paper bag

that has a number on it. Once everyone has tasted all of the wines, each person votes on a small piece of paper noting their favorite bag number and places it into a voting box. The host tabulates the votes and announces the winner, it is that easy! As a winner, I was given a box of Gundrun Belgium chocolates to enjoy – I LOVE them. The second place winners were no surprise to us – we have enjoyed many different bottles of wine with them

over the years! Everyone also brought an appetizer to share – there was so much yummy food. I brought Bite Sized Baked Brie – you can check those out on my website, they were amazing. The wine I chose to enter into the contest was a McManis Cabernet Sauvignon that I purchased from Total Wine. McManis is one of my favorite winemakers. The hubby and I learned about them many years ago when we lived in Atlanta at a wine tasting we

attended. They also make an excellent Syrah. While delicious, the best thing about this wine is the price, just $7.99 a bottle. If you are a wine lover, this is definitely one to try. I did another blog post earlier this spring about their Chardonnay – you’ll have to check out that one too. If your local wine store doesn’t have it, see if they can get some for you, you won’t regret it! Hosting a wine party can be a lot of fun – I hope

you’ll try it. What’s next? Our big holiday party! More to come in the next column... starting with the invites. Feel free to visit my blog or Facebook page and leave a comment. You can find me at TheBubblyHostess. You can also “like” my page on Facebook at TheBubblyHostess. Lastly - always remember to make the most out of your planning, so you have time to enjoy your champagne…


who according to Scott was one of fledgling America’s little know allies. “ Most people know France was an ally but Spain fought against England late in the war as well,” he explained. “They fought in battles in Louisiana, Florida there was even a Spanish garrison in Tucson.”

In addition to reenactments of battles and life during the American Revolution, Scott pointed out the American Heritage Festival will include Civil War battle reenactments, period musicians, speeches by famous historical figures including Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt and

even a period clothing fashion show. “There will be an artillery timeline camp set up so that people can see how things changed moving forward. There will be various scheduled activities and between 250 and 300 living historians spanning from the days of Jamestown to the

Vietnam War,” Scott said. “Just like life today, history encompasses all facets of life and we want to present as many different things as possible. The American History Festival will be at Schnepf Farms (24810 E. Rittenhouse Rd.) in Queen Creek Nov. 16-18 from 9:00

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County seeks public comment on new air quality project By Chase Kamp Southeast Valley Ledger The Maricopa County Air Quality Department is seeking public input on a forthcoming project that will be funded by $1 million received in a settlement with the inactive Queen Creek Landfill. At a public meeting on Oct. 15, 2012, MCAQD representatives said the department is accepting

proposals for supplemental environmental projects and wants to hear from Queen Creek residents about desired changes or points of improvement. MCAQD planning consultant Ira Domsky outlined the requirements for the project, which must benefit public health or the environment in the affected area, or mitigate or prevent

adverse impacts from the violations in question. The project must also provide benefits that are not already required under current regulatory obligations, Domsky explained. The Department will use the public comments in developing proposals to conduct one or more projects. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee that will include

representatives of the greater Queen Creek community, ADEQ and the County Department of Health, who will provide recommendations to the MCAQD Director. The department offered six different categories of example projects that could be proposed for funding, such as pollution reduction or prevention measures like solar power or retrofitting



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awarded approval by the end of Feb. Projects would ideally be completed before the end of Jun. 2013; however, Domsky said this was not a requirement. The proposals will be evaluated for thoughtfulness, detail and their ability to be implemented. Detailed implementation schedules, budgets, benefit evaluations and compliance with policy are also required. Eligible proposers must be non-profit or government entities. Draft policies are available to view on the MCAQD website, Maricopa. gov/aq. For more information on future public hearings or the final SEP policy, contact Ira Domsky with the MCAQD at (602) 506-6735 or by email at iradomsky@mail.maricopa. com.

Three years after the short sale and ready to buy a home again By Sherry Butler San Tan Valley Real Estate Special to the Southeast Valley Ledger It is time for many current tenants/renters to come back out into the housing market and enjoy home ownership once again. The most important thing for a tenant to do is to rebuild their credit score, pay their rent on time and show a significant improvement for the last three years. After having gone through a short sale, the bank wants to see that you are a good risk once again. You have to prove it by paying your bills on time. Don’t miss any payments on anything is the best advice I can give you. I assure you that lenders are being very careful and conducting due diligence that they were criticized for

not doing five or six years ago. Do not let the overdraft protection with your bank account be a negative impact when purchasing a home. The bank requires at least 60 days bank statements and if they see that, your checking account used overdraft from your savings it is a negative impact. You will be possibly denied or you will have to wait another 60 days to show good bank statements with no overdrafts. I have a client that is looking to purchase a home for $125,000. They still have the option for 100 percent USDA financing in certain areas of Pinal County, San Tan Valley still on this list for a bit longer. San Tan Valley and Queen Short Sale, Page 19

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Fashion in vogue at FUSD By Zach Richter Southeast Valley Ledger The Florence Unified School District (FUSD) will begin offering a fashion design class with the 2013-14 school year. Not content to wait around, Poston Butte High School (PBHS) students formed the FIDM Fashion Club and are currently designing outfits for the Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology (CAVIT) hair design show this Nov. PBHS fashion club advisor Maripaz Perez spoke with the Southeast Valley Ledger about how the new club got started and provided some details on their first major event. She explained that after CAVIT canceled their 2012-13 Fashion Design

class Poston Butte student and club president Alisha Fulton decided to look for other ways to get her fashion fix. “She researched and researched until she found the club offered by FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) they are a school in California but have offices here in AZ and they sponsor high school clubs as long as we take their name as Poston Butte’s FIDM Fashion Club,” Perez wrote in an email. “FIDM has helped so much and even offers scholarships for being in the club.” Perez explained that despite being only in its first year, the club already has 20 members and a

major event, which came about by accident, the CAVIT hair design fashion show, that takes place on Nov. 7. “Over the summer I was at the CAVIT cosmetology clinic getting my manicure/ pedicure when I casually mentioned to Mrs. Turner (cosmetology instructor) about this club I was starting,” Perez recalled. “She started telling me about the hair show that they were planning and how interested they were in having the fashion club kids come in to design their outfits.” According to Perez, the show will have a mythological theme and her students have been working with the CAVIT students to bring their

visions to life. “CAVIT includes students from Poston Butte, Florence, Maricopa, Casa Grande, Union, Santa Cruz and Coolidge High Schools they all came up with their own idea with hair and/or makeup design according to any mythological goddess or creature,” she explained. “My Fashion Club kiddos have taken that and then turned it into an outfit for the models (models are also students at all the schools above) to wear while walking the runway,” she continued. “Not only that but our Culinary Arts teacher, Amanda Ortiz, has volunteered to have all her wonderful culinary and hospitality students cater this event.”

PBHS FIDM Fashion Club is going to make it work this Nov. at the CAVIT hair design show. With their first show fast approaching Perez explained that her students are making the most of the amazing opportunity hey have been given. “With this they will learn a huge lesson about collaboration, as well as have the opportunity to

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Adult kickball coming soon to Queen Creek By Zach Richter Southeast Valley Register While the Queen Creek/San Tan Valley area has its share of youth athletic leagues, the recreational offerings for adults are comparatively sparse. In response to this need, Queen Creek based Rise Athletics is currently accepting applications for its inaugural adult kickball league. The Southeast Valley Ledger

spoke with Kristen Sewell, Founder and CEO of Rise Athletics who explained that registration for the coed league is going on now. “You know, our motto is to find a way to get the family in motion and stay in motion,” Sewell enthused. “We rolled out youth sports and for adults we started with basketball, we wanted to do something coed Kickball, Page 19

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Combs teacher to be honored at Nov. luncheon By Zach Richter Southeast Valley Ledger The Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) recently announced the finalists and semifinalists for the Arizona Teacher of the Year Award including San Tan Valley’s own Kimberly Lynch a fifth grade teacher at Ellsworth elementary in the J.O. Combs Unified School District. The AEF annually recognizes 10 exceptionally skilled and dedicated pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade public school teachers from across the state and Lynch is the only teacher from Pinal County to be recognized. As a semifinalist, she will receive among other things a $1,000 prize and will be honored at the AEF awards luncheon Nov. 14 in Phoenix. Lynch spoke with the Southeast Valley Ledger about the honor and why she loves

teaching. “Last Oct. my principal approached me and told me she thought I exhibited the things they were looking for,” Lynch recalled. “The paperwork was due in Aug. and included eight essays and some letters of recommendation. When all was said and done they let me know I was a top ten finalist in Sept.” Essay topics included questions such as “why did you become a teacher” and “what things set you apart,” two questions Lynch felt extremely confidant answering. “I’m 6’4 and I was extremely tall growing up, and I had to put up with bullying and all the other kids and teachers pushing me into basketball,” Lynch recalled, “Just because a person is tall doesn’t mean they’re skilled, I’m terrible at sports. I chose teaching so I could support

kids regardless of stereotypes.” “The job is highly demanding, it is definitely not a nine-to-five, but establishing relationships day in and day out is fulfilling,” she continued. “You never know where that impact is going to end.” While a great origin story doesn’t hurt, Lynch has also gone out of her way to help other teachers. “I’ve mentored a couple of colleagues through a program at ASU,” Lynch said. “I was chosen as mentor of the year in 2009.” For all of her hard work Lynch received a $1,000 cash prize, a scholarship from Argosy University for 25 percent of the cost of tuition toward an advanced degree, a chance to walk in the 2012 Fiesta Bowl Parade and a Blue Bell Ice Cream party for her entire school. “We [teachers] definitely

don’t do the job for the money; but even still, with funding constantly getting cut it

can definitely be hard to keep that positive mindset,” Lynch said. “Positive moments of

recognition like this help us remember that our contributions are appreciated.”

Arizona Educational Foundation Teacher of the Year Semifinalist Kimberly Lynch with her fifth grade class at Ellsworth Elementary in San Tan Valley. Photo/ Kimberly Lynch

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This past summer Rural/Metro Fire Department was the driving force in creating the San Tan Valley Safety Coalition. Recognizing the collective strength of all participating agencies, the group is working together to promote safety in the San Tan Valley. Rural/Metro Fire Department, Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Air Evac, Banner Ironwood Medical Center and The Johnson Ranch Home Owners Association all bring unique services and outreach abilities that will go a long way towards making San Tan Valley a safer community. The coalition has already hosted a drowning prevention event as well as the 1st Annual San Tan Valley Demo Day. Our goal is to provide a full spectrum of safety related campaigns and events that give the public an opportunity to meet the firefighters, deputies and public safety professionals that provide services to the San Tan Valley. Please join us on November 5th as we recognize the quick and life saving actions of two Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputies as well as a crew from Rural/ Metro Fire Station 842 who recently saved a two year old boys life. The event will be held at 11:00am in front of Fire Station 843 located at 28353 N. Main Street in Copper Basin. The San Tan Valley Safety Coalition is one example of Rural/Metro’s ongoing and expanding commitment to Pinal County. Soon I will be announcing new fire station locations, new fire apparatus and an increase in the number of firefighters serving San Tan Valley. These exciting changes can only be made possible with your financial support of our fire and EMS service. I appreciate your support of the Rural/Metro Fire Department and the San Tan Valley Safety Coalition. Stay Safe Fire Chief Dan Caudle Rural/Metro Fire Department Central Arizona Fire Operations

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Community Calendar For up-to-date calendar listings, go online to SanTanCalendar. com. 11/2/12 Harmony for Lunch Brunch: 12:00 p.m. Dema’s Italian Bistro 18256 E. Williams Field Rd. 480-921-2237 11/3/12 East Valley Business and Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 3p.m. Poston Butte High School Gymnasium Raffles, Family Fun, Indoor Shopping, Free admission, support local businesses with the best deals offered 11/3/12 Epic Food Mission: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Distributions from Walker Butte Elementary Bring proof of residency and photo ID 480882-9530 11/3/12 San Tan Valley Huskers: 12:30 p.m. Meet other Husker Fans in San Tan Valley the Gym Bar and Grill 2510 E. Hunt Highway 11/3/12 Fourth Annual Holiday Craft Market: 9a.m. to 1p.m. Christ the Victor 6173 E Arizona Farms Rd For more information and/or a contract Contact Phyllis 480-313-9838 11/3/12 AJ Health and Wellness Expo: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. t the Apache Junction Multigenerational Center http://tinyurl. com/9xlu63g 11/6/12 Queen Creek High School College Night: 6:30 p.m. Please contact the QCHS Counseling Office at480987-5976 if you have any questions 11/6/12 Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek: 6:15 p.m. at Canyon State Academy cafeteria Rittenhouse and Hawes road. call Jerry at 480-2097699

11/10/12 Democratic Women of San Tan Valley: 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. SRP Service Center in San Tan Valley Email for info 11/12/12 American Legion Post 97/Women’s Auxiliary: 6:00 p.m. potluck followed by guest speaker Christ the Victor Lutheran Community Church 11/12/12 Sizzling Senior Breakfast Club: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Johnson Ranch Terrace $6.00 Buffet, Speakers 480-888-8017 RSVP 11/12/12 San Tan Archeology Society: 7:00 p.m. until9:00 p.m. Historic Rittenhouse at the corner of Queen Creek Road and Rittenhouse Road” 11/13/12 San Tan Triad: 2:00 p.m. Copper Basin YMCA 11/13/12 Queen Creek Chamber: 12:00 p.m. monthly luncheon 11/13/12 San Tan Lions Club: 7:00 p.m. Copper Basin Fire Station 480-882-2710 11/14/12 WOAMTEC Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. $15 May attend twice before membership is required Cantina Laredo 2150 E Williams Field Rd. Gilbert 11/15/12 San Tan Republican Club: 6:00 p.m. Sheriff’s office at Gantzel and Combs Paul Messinger 480-358-4046 11/16/12 Medicare Basics – Parts A, B, C, D: 5:30 p.m.

to 6:30 p.m. Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, McAuley Auditorium 3420 S. Mercy Dr., Gilbert, AZ 85297 11/17/12 Epic Food Mission: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Distributions from Walker Butte 11/16/12 Harmony for Lunch Brunch: 12:00 p.m. Dema’s Italian Bistro 18256 E. Williams Field Rd. 480921-2237 Elementary Bring proof of residency and photo ID 480-882-9530 11/16/12 San Tan Regional Chamber: 12:00 p.m. www. 11/17/12 Pinal County Republican Committee: 9:00 a.m. at Sun City Anthem Union Center, Florence, AZ. 520-494-7265 11/20/12 Florence Chamber: 12:00 p.m. monthly luncheon www.florenceazchamber. 11/2012 Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek: 6:15 p.m. at Canyon State Academy cafeteria Rittenhouse and Hawes road. call Jerry at 480-2097699 11/22/12 Thanksgiving 11/27/12 GCBA Mixer/Meetings: 5:30 p.m. 11/27/12 San Tan Lions Club: 7:00 p.m. Copper Basin Fire Station 480-882-2710 11/28/12 WOAMTEC Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. $15 May attend twice before membership is required Cantina Laredo 2150 E Williams Field Rd. Gilbert 11/29-30/12 Nutcracker: 7:30 p.m. CAC Signal Peak Campus- Pence Center

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keeps the barrier to entry low. “With things like softball or basketball there is a certain skill level involved, this is kicking a ball like you did in elementary school,” she said. “There’s nothing like it out here yet, it’s something fun to

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nor the HOA. Taxes vary on each property and the HOA so it is hard for me to be specific but these are examples I was quoted by Rudy with VIP Mortgage Inc. For a home with an approximately $125,000 purchase price of a home using the USDA loan program. Interest rates vary daily but today three.5 percent (APR three.7) bringing a monthly payment of $615.00 (not including taxes, Insurance, HOA) with NO money down. Many mortgage reps will be happy to take a look at your file and tell you if you are ready to purchase a home now or what you still need to do to improve and work on to be qualified. Don’t wait! This interest rate is unbelievable, 100 percent financing will be gone soon! If you have any further questions, please call Sherry Butler with San Tan Valley Real Estate at 480-789-2209 or visit her at

next. As a common playground game, Sewell reasoned that most everyone is already familiar with kickball, which

Creek offer them 112 singlefamily homes to choose from today. I just closed on a home in which the buyer only had to bring $500 to close on her home using the USDA program. If they choose Maricopa County, there is also a down payment assistance program out there such as NSP3 with the buyer only needing $1000 down payment. Owning a home is cheaper than rent right now in many cities because the interest rate is still so low. I had a client quoted 2.85 percent fixed interest rate for a 30-year loan on a new build last week. For a home with an approximately $125,000 home using FHA at 3.125 percent (APR 3.4) putting 3.5 percent down payment is a monthly principle and interest payment of $657. This does not include the taxes, homeowners insurance and private mortgage insurance

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do to get a little exercise.” According to Sewell, teams are required to have between 10 and 18 players but individuals or smaller groups can sign up to be placed on a team as well. “There will be a seven week regular season followed by a two week single elimination tournament,” Sewell said. “Everyone gets eight weeks guaranteed and the winning team gets a trophy and free registration for the next season.”

While this season will only see adults taking to the kickball field, Sewell hopes to expand the sport to teen and youth leagues in the future. “We wanted to get it [kickball] going with the adults first,” she said, “We’re also exploring adding volleyball or flag football.” Kickball registration is $65 per person, which includes a team shirt. Games will feature certified umpires and will be held Thurs. and Fri. evenings between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

at Founders Park in Queen Creek beginning the week of Nov. 29. Registration is available at Rise Athletics is currently looking for sponsors youth and adult basketball as well as cheer and kickball which Sewell says will go towards providing fee waivers to families in need and help keep costs to a minimum. “Our overall goal is to get the families in motion and stay in motion,” she reiterated. “We truly hate for anyone

to be left behind.” Sponsorships range in cost from $150 to $3,000 and cover opportunities including banners, t-shirts, trophies, medals and the end of the season celebration. “We have formed a few types of sponsorships that will help us provide the assistance we desire as well as allowing businesses to gain exposure,” Sewell explained. For sponsorship information, contact Sewell at 602-391-8876 or

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mine site. The company has invested more than $750 million in the process since beginning work on the exchange in 2005. Opponents of the bill, such as Representative Raul Grijalva (D-Tucson), argued the job figures were overblown and sought more environmental oversight. Current CD-1 Democratic candidate Ann Kirkpatrick introduced a bill of her own two years ago that included provisions sought by Senate Democrats. “Mr. Gosar’s legislation differs from mine by eliminating the NEPA environmental impact study and governmentto-government tribal consultations prior to

the land exchange,” Kirkpatrick said in a statement. Like Democratic amendments to the Gosar bill, it did not pass the House. Her Republican opponent, Jonathan Paton, has come out in support of the Gosar bill, according to campaign representative Barrett Marson. “Paton supports Rep. Gosar’s efforts to push that through,” he said. “Jobs is the number one issue in this election.” Marson said Paton would introduce a new bill if Gosar does not win re-election against Democratic challenger Mikel Weisser this Nov. “If Gosar is not re-

elected, then he will pick up the mantle and run with it,” he said. Republican Senate candidate Jeff Flake cosigned the legislation when he was a member of the House and has toured the Resolution facilities. Democratic Senate candidate Richard Carmona’s campaign did not respond to queries regarding his stance on the land exchange by press time. Flake’s opponent and the former U.S. Surgeon General has not made public statements regarding the project. However, groups affiliated with the Democratic Party have criticized Flake for his past work as a mining lobbyist.

from eight various parcels around Arizona, notably those in the Lower San Pedro River and Apache Leap South areas of Pinal County. A provision in the bill requires the government to consult with the Yavapai and Apache Indian tribes regarding a management plan for Apache Leap, but the exchange can go forward before consultations with tribes begin. According to Resolution Copper, the copper mine project is expected to create over 3,700 direct and indirect jobs at the

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