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Vol. 54 No. 49 • Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 • 50¢ Periodicals Postage Paid at Hayden, Ariz. 85135

See Winter Wonderland, Pages 8-9 Also In This Issue: Resolution Copper makes significant cuts, Pages 6-7

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Obituary Frances Alvarado was born in Prescott Arizona on May 11, 1927 and died November 25, 2012 surrounded by her family and friends in her own home in Dripping Springs, Arizona. She graduated from Prescott High School in 1945. She was a mother of six, Felix, Ruth, Frank, Mark, Greg and Peter (passed away in Aug of 2011). She had 21 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. She was married to Bartolo Alvarado on Dec. 24, 1952 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She moved from Prescott Arizona to Christmas Arizona in July 1954 with two children, a boy and a girl, here she

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Hayden Police Report

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According to state law, there are two methods by which police may arrest suspected offenders. The suspect may be physically taken into the department and booked into jail, or the arresting officer may write a citation and release the suspect to appear in court later. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Only criminal citations are listed. All damages

May 11, 1927 - November 25, 2012 learned to make the most of what they had because this was no large city they moved to; it was a mining town in the middle of nowhere. She learned to cook and to sew, she read books, learned to garden and raised a family. She mended bruises, cuts, scratches and helped with homework. She mended broken hearts and gave inspiration to all those who knew her. She did it all and never complained of what she could have been. She learned to love her surroundings and made many friends. Her biggest pastime was to watch her Raiders play football. We will all miss you

Mother, you will live on in the hearts of those who loved you. Funeral services for Mrs. Alvarado were held Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hayden, with the Rosary on Friday and the Mass of Christian Burial celebrated Saturday. Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery in Hayden. An online guestbook is available at www.griffithmortuary. com.

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are estimates. Items for this report are submitted by the Hayden Police Department and reflect information available at the time of the report. Nov. 27 Criminal damage was reported on the 600 block of Utah. Extra patrol was requested in the area of 8th St. and San Pedro. Nov. 28 Copper theft was reported at Asarco.

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According to state law, there are two methods by which police may arrest suspected offenders. The suspect may be physically taken into the department and booked into jail, or the arresting officer may write a citation and release the suspect to appear in court later. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Only criminal citations are listed. All damages are estimates. Nov. 23 A report of neglect of a minor was investigated with no problems found. Nov. 24 During a security check at the Kearny Golf Course, a

gate was found to be open and was secured. Burglary was reported on the 100 block of Jamestown. A request was received for extra patrol Nov. 25 A 17-year-old female juvenile was arrested for assault/disorderly conduct. She was transported to Florence and booked into the Pinal County Juvenile Detention Center. Nov. 26 A dog at large report was investigated. A bicycle was found in front of the caboose on Hwy 177 and turned into the police department. A summons was issued for false reporting to a KPD, Page 3

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Pinal County Sheriff’s Report The Pinal County Sheriff’s Report is taken from the daily logs, based on the information provided by deputies. All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Nov. 24

Criminal damage was reported by the Copper Basin Railway, Hayden Junction. A train was running and someone threw rocks, breaking the engine’s windshield. Nov. 27 Michael David Kuczynski, 33, Flagstaff, was arrested

in the Kearny area and was charged with driving on a suspended license. He was cited and released. Nov. 29 An accident without injuries was reported in the area of E. Florence-Kelvin Highway, Kearny. A vehicle rolled, landing on its roof.

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A 911 hang-up was investigated with no problems found. Nov. 27 Criminal trespass was reported on the 300 block of Danbury. A non-injury vehicle accident was reported on Alden Rd. A key was found and turned into the police department. A disturbance complaint was received concerning barking dogs on the 400 block of Jamestown. Owners were informed. Nov. 28 Criminal trespass was reported on the 400 block of Essex. Two citizen assists for fingerprinting requests. A credit card was found and turned into the police department.

An open door to a vehicle was investigated on the 400 block of Fairhaven. Citizen assist on the 400 block of Essex. Nov. 29 A verbal warning was issued for curfew violation. A request for extra patrol was received. Nov. 30 A vehicle was red tagged for residential parking violation. Two written warnings were issued for speed. Three I.D. cards and three Social Security cards were found at Hubbard Park and turned into the police department. A written warning was issued for disorderly conduct. Other calls included seven ambulance runs and one information report.

police officer. A citation was issued for violation of a town code required business license. Robert William Leferve, 28 of Chandler, was arrested on a warrant out of Maricopa County. He was transported to Florence and booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

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Elections bring new faces to Pinal County government By Chase Kamp Copper Area News After decades of Democratic domination, the 2012 election ushered in a flood of Republicans in Pinal County. With numerous

County positions locked up and a 4-1 majority in the newly expanded Board of Supervisors, local Republicans have seized the limelight. District 1 Supervisor Pete

Rios, the lone Democrat on the Board, said the results were not entirely unexpected. “I predicted 12 years ago a total takeover of Pinal County by Republicans,” Rios said. “The writing was on the wall

Words cannot express all the gratitude we feel for our family, friends and community and all those who knew our son that helped us during the most difficult time in our lives. Father Robert at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for the Rosary, Mass and beautiful words said for our son Angelo. To the pall-bearers, brother Thomas Lagunas Jr.; cousins Adolfo Espinoza Jr., Raul Corona Jr., Joey Escalante Jr., and Michael Phelan. Angelo’s friends, Chris Padilla, Lino Rubal, Joey Lopez, RJ Goga, Jimmy Arbizo, thank you for being a part of his life. To Joe (Negro) Arbizo and his friends who played and sang such beautiful songs, thank you. Our nephew Luciano Romero for doing the reading during services we thank you. My sister, Mary Corona, for writing the poem “Heaven Was Your Destiny”. Your words expressed who he truly was, thank you. To all the people from far and near who sent flowers, cards, money, visited or called, all of you made a difference during our most difficult time. To those of you who had us in your thoughts and prayers, we know that all of you gave us the strength to keep on going. To Thomas Lagunas Sr.’s co-workers of APS Globe Office, and APS- Casa Grande office, and employees at Town of Hayden, thank you. To all our family and friends that stayed at our side: Mary (Adolfo) Corona, Eva (Joey) Escalante, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cabrera and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fernando Rabago and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rabago and family, Mr. and Mrs. Rick Sanchez and family, Ms. Celina Corona, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Barragan, Ms.Lillian Campos and family, Mr. and Mrs. Abelardo Casillas, Ms. Toni (Kenny) Lagunas, Mrs. Adelia Barnsfield, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Lagunas and family, Mr. and Mrs. Gabby Lagunas and family, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Lopez, Ms. Lisa Rico and family, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Arbizo and family, Mr. and Mrs. Adolfo Espinoza Jr., Ms. Gilad Segovia, Ms. Mary Rose Quintana, Ms. Polly Valdez, Mrs. Gloria Lopez, Ms. Vicky Juvera and family, Jill (Chris) Corona and family, Ms. Janet (Louie) Amparan and family, Amparano family, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hinojos Jr, Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Orcasitas, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Olmos and family. God bless all of you for all you did for us. To the ladies that took care of the luncheon, we are very grateful. To Griffith Mortuary for making sure everything was as we asked, you did a wonderful job. The ladies at the Novenario who gave of your time for nine days, we will be forever grateful. All of you who were with us, in your presence, prayers, thoughts and caring, we want you all to know you made a difference when we needed you most. God bless all of you, always, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lagunas Sr,, Thomas (Mary Rose) Lagunas Jr. and family, Gia Lagunas and family, Nicholette Lagunas, Angelo Jayden Lagunas, Angelina and Giovanna Lagunas and Arisa

course, are a different story. for me a long time ago.” “For our Board, the most Rios said the rapid growth political item I see will be the in Maricopa and San Tan budget,” Rios said. Valley was a clue he could Republicans also elected not ignore. “The people to the Board were former moving in were not from PCSO staffer Cheryl Chase out of state,” he said. “They in District 2 and former were people from eastern Maricopa Mayor Anthony Maricopa County, which is Smith in District 4. House very well-known for having said he expects the Board to conservative Republicans.” adopt a conservative agenda Newly elected Republican of decreased property taxes Supervisor Todd House was and what he called a more voted in to represent District business-friendly atmosphere. 5, which contains areas of Newly-elected Republican northern Pinal like Apache District 3 Supervisor Steve Junction and Gold Canyon. Miller, who formerly served He lost a Supervisor race in 2004 against Democrat Sandy on the Casa Grande City Council, agreed that County Smith and said the County’s government is reflecting the shift to the right came as a area’s demographics. “The pleasant surprise for him. county is showing its true “If you would have told me face,” Miller said. we would have a majority of Balancing the desire for Supervisors eight years later, lower property tax rates with I would have said you were the necessary levels of service nuts,” he joked. will be critical, Miller said. However, Rios argued “It’s about finding out what most of the issues facing the services we’re providing that County are ones he thinks are wants and not needs,” he will be unaffected by partisan said, “and what service are politics. “There are issues I mandated by state statute that suspect the majority of Board we have to provide the funds members can get behind, not for.” based on the letter behind More than anything, Miller their name but the best said he aims to bolster interests of the residents,” economic development. Rios said. “I think Pinal County Rios said he expects the has gotten bogged down Board will primarily address into a municipality-type issues like progress on the environment,” he said. “Jobs Picacho Peak Union Pacific yard, the continued promotion will make things get better around here.” of Phoenix Mart in Casa Miller defeated Democratic Grande, the improvement incumbent David Snider in of air quality and the fate of District 3, which primarily the Resolution Copper land contains the city of Casa exchange. Grande and parts of The US County coffers, of Tres2x2(271)11.30t12.9 - Page 1 - Composite

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Republicans like Supervisor Steve Miller took numerous seats in the 2012 County election. northwestern Pinal. After a particularly hotheaded campaign, Republican Lando Voyles defeated incumbent Democrat James Walsh for the County Attorney seat with 53 percent of the vote. The fiery campaign had Voyles accusing Walsh of being soft on violent crime, while Walsh said his opponent’s co-campaign with Sheriff Paul Babeu was questionable. Incumbent Republican Babeu was handily re-elected as Sheriff with more than 53 percent of the vote against two challengers. A handful of Democrats did hold fast against the Republican torrent. Incumbent County Treasurer Dolores Doolittle held her seat against Republican challenger Steven Boyd, and in the LD-8 Senate race, Democrat Barbara McGuire defeated Republican opponent Joe Ortiz. Duos of old and new Republicans reigned supreme in the state House races, however. In LD-11, incumbent Steve Smith (R) and newcomer Adam Kawasman (R) won their House seats. In a tight LD-8 race, incumbent Frank Pratt (R) won alongside T.J. Shope (R) by margins of about one thousand votes against Democrats Ernest Bustamante Elections, Page 13

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Resolution Copper announces severe budget cuts; political uncertainty cited By Mila Besich-Lira On Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, officials at Resolution Copper notified their staff and contractors that the budget allocated for the Resolution Copper project has been reduced to $50 million dollars. Rio Tinto who is the primary investor in this project has called for the reduction. In 2012 Resolution Copper was allocated $200 million dollars. The budget reduction will result in the loss of approximately 400 jobs, which is approximately 75 percent of their entire work force, which includes both Resolution employees and contractors. The company expects to reduce their staff by at least 175 by the end of 2012. The plan of action for the budget reduction will

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include the suspension of the rehabilitation of the Number 9 shaft by the end of the year. By the end of the first quarter of 2013, the Number 10 shaft will be completed but further lateral development of the drifts will be put on hold and no further drilling will be done on the project. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for the State of Arizona is 8 percent while Pinal County remains at 8.3 percent and Gila County is at 8.9 percent. “To justify further development, we need more certainty around legislative and regulatory activity affecting Resolution Copper,” said Andrew Taplin, project director. “Specifically, approval of the land exchange we’ve been seeking since 2005 constitutes the critical path forward,” he continued. Without certainty around these matters, reallocation of limited capital dollars to other projects worldwide that promise the best returns and hold lower risk is needed. Meanwhile, the efforts at RCM will be directed toward working to obtain the certainty we need.” He went on to note that every effort would be

made to help workers maintain employment either by reassignment to new duties within Resolution Copper or at other Rio Tinto projects. The land exchange is a critical issue for the mine. Since 2005, the company has sought through Congressional action to exchange 2,400 acres of Forest Service land, under which one of the largest undeveloped copper resources in the world rests, for more than 5,300 acres of high-quality conservation lands held by the company. The land exchange consolidates the company’s land ownership where the proposed mine will be developed and operated, and where it will invest more than an estimated six billion dollars if completed. Since 2005, there have been 11 versions of the land exchange bill introduced into Congress. The most recent bill was H.R. 1904, introduced by Representative Paul Gosar (CD-1). The bill passed the House of Representatives in 2011 and it has yet to be considered by the Senate. Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl have been strong and long-standing supporters of the project and are working hard to Cuts, Page 7

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Public officials speak out on Resolution cutbacks Compiled by Mila Besich-Lira and Chase Kamp In the hours after the Resolution Copper announcement Copper Area News was able to gather many comments and written statements from local elected officials and the town of Superior as well as from those who have opposed the project. Superior’s Interim Town Manager Rita Wentzel issued a statement that afternoon, “The Town of Superior Mayor, Council and Staff met with officials from Resolution Copper Mining this morning regarding their decisions to reduce funding and staff. First and foremost, our hearts go out to those families who will be directly affected by the staffing cutbacks. We respect and appreciate their hard work and efforts toward a growing career for themselves and their families. Superior is a community that comes together and supports one another when times are difficult. As with mining cut-backs in the past, we will all need to continue to work together toward a more

positive future. While these circumstances are beyond our control, the Town is committed to work with all of our business partners for the betterment of our economic base.” Pinal County Supervisor Pete Rios in a written comment stated, “This is a direct result of our US Congress failing to take action. For seven years now, Resolution Copper has been pursuing a land exchange to begin mining the largest known supply of copper ore in North America. Congress has failed America and failed the people of Arizona and now 400 families are going to suffer their own ‘fiscal cliff’ - a layoff. These are high-paying, high tech jobs that would help this country deliver a valuable global commodity to the world. Corporations can’t be expected to continue to explore, build and plan if Congress won’t do its part to remove the one obstacle standing in the way of progress. That said, my constituents are deeply grateful for the passage of Congressman Gosar’s bill during the last

session.” Congressman and newly elected Senator for the state of Arizona Jeff Flake provided his statement. “As if Congress needed any more urgency to pass this land exchange legislation, hopefully these 400 current jobs and thousands of potential jobs lost will send that message,” he wrote. Newly elected officials also chimed in on the news. Congresswoman Elect Ann Kirkpatrick said “Today’s announcement from Resolution Copper will have a ripple effect across Arizona’s Copper Corridor. I’ve worked hard on past efforts to bring jobs to this region, and I understand that these cuts could devastate small communities like Superior, Globe, Miami, Kearny, Hayden and Winkelman. When a small community loses jobs, the hardship hits families, school districts, small businesses –just about everyone. My staff and I are reaching out to civic and business leaders to assess this situation and determine next steps. I stand firmly with Arizona’s rural com-

munities and small towns, which need good-paying jobs so families are empowered to stay there, live there and send their kids to good schools. My top priority is to bring jobs to our district so regions like the Copper Corridor can build a strong foundation for the future.” Arizona Legislative District 8 Senator Elect Barbara McGuire commented, “The November 30 announcement of layoffs at Resolution Copper at Superior gives me great concern. Congressional gridlock and partisan games the past two years created another unfavorable consequence. The world is in need of the copper. Resolution can produce and local communities of district 8 and the state are in need of the economic stimulus Resolution Copper will provide. As LD23 State Representative from 2007 – 2011, I advocated for Resolution Copper based on jobs and the attending economic development it brings. I have recently been elected to the State Senate in the new LD 8 previously LD 23 where Resolution

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“Once the land exchange and regulatory issues are resolved, which is now our primary focus, I’m confident funding to advance the project will be restored. We remain hopeful that these matters will be resolved and we can bring jobs to Arizona” explained Taplin. The budget reduction will affect more than just the 400 employees who are currently employed at the project. In 2011, the company spent an estimated 10 million dollars in the Copper Triangle (Superior, Globe, Miami, Kearny) on goods

and services. Currently there are 60 employees and contractors that reside in Superior and 91 who reside in the Copper Triangle area. The reduction will also affect local nonprofits, education programs

and other partnership agreements although specific decisions have not been made just yet. Resolution Copper did announce that they would continue to honor their agreements with the Town of Superior.

get the Senate to consider the legislation this session before it adjourns in Dec Environmental groups and the San Carlos Native American Tribe oppose the project, as does Congressional Representative Raul Grijalva. To date the company has invested nearly one billion dollars in the development of the project that is one of the richest undeveloped copper deposits in the world.

Copper is located. I will continue to encourage the Arizona federal delegation to pursue progress on legislation and to support the measures necessary to expeditiously produce a positive solution, which will bring Resolution Copper on line sooner than later.” Those groups who have opposed the project also provided comments. Rodger Featherstone, the director of the Arizona Mining Reforms Coalition explained, “Rio Tinto ought to be ashamed of themselves for using their workers as pawns to force through the land exchange at the end of this Congressional session. There’s good reasons that it hasn’t moved on the land exchange, because it’s a horrible piece of special interest legislation. For Rio Tinto to use their workers in such fashion is just beyond the pale.” Chairman of the Retired Miners and Concerned Citizens Roy Chavez explained over the phone that their group is not opposed to mining, “It is what it is (the cutback situation) based on rules and laws.

All we want is to see that the rules are followed”. Chavez believes that the recent outcome of the Presidential election impacted Rio Tinto’s decision. Chavez also expressed his concerns that the town has not learned anything from the boom and bust cycles of the past noting,“It has been 30 years since the shut down in 1982 and what have we learned? We are still on the mine’s dime.” Senator John McCain did not provide a direct comment to the Copper Area News, but the following statement was found on his website. “The Resolution Copper land exchange is a top priority for the State of Arizona,” its passage requires the cooperation of the entire Arizona Congressional Delegation, and I call on my colleagues to join Senator Kyl, Congressman Gosar and myself in advocating for this legislation which is so important for job creation in our state.” For more on this story visit or to comment of the situation visit CopperArea.

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Santa arrived via helicopter to the delight of all the children of Copper Basin. He landed on the Ray football field and made his way via Bill Loehr’s one-horse open sleigh (AKA Bill’s Ford Mustang convertible) to the School Ramada where children young and – ahem – not so young told him their holiday wishes.

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Lady Lobos gain needed experience at Globe Tournament By N. Waddell The Lady Lobo basketball team traveled to Globe High School over the weekend joining 13 other girls’ teams for the thirty-eighth Annual Copper Cities Basketball Tournament. The tournament had two days of pool play before bracket play started on the third day. The Lady Lobos opened the tournament taking on a big and physical Lady Vandal team from Miami High School. The young Lobo team came out playing not the best of basketball committing many turnovers and just not able to find the basket for scores. The Vandals used their size to control the boards on their way to a 17 to 36 win over the Lobos. Melinda Marinez led Lobo scoring with seven points followed by Cheyanne Gaona with six points. Angelica Cabrera and Devin Estrada each had two points. After a long wait for their next game, the Lady Lobos

came out cold against the Lady Sabercats of San Tan Foothills High School. The Lady Lobos again had trouble with turnovers and scoring falling behind the Sabercats at the end of the first half 5 to 18. The Lady Lobos came out playing a tougher brand of basketball in the second half taking care of the basketball better and scoring a few more points losing to the Sabercats with a score of 15 to 35. Ashley Cruz led Lobo scoring with six points followed by five points from Melinda Marinez. Kyana Garcia scored three points and Makayala Ramos scored one free throw. The Lady Lobo basketball team had two very tough games scheduled the next day starting with a contest against the always tough San Carlos Lady Braves. The Lady Lobos did not back down from the Lady Braves running style playing them tough but still having a rough time getting the ball into the basket. At the end of the first half

the Lady Lobos were on the wrong side of a 10 to 19 score. The Lady Lobos continued to play tough but were no match for the running game of the Lady Braves dropping the game 21 to 36. Devin Estrada, playing tough under the boards, led Lobo scoring with eight points. Kyana Garcia, Cheyanne Gaona and Melinda Marinez each had three points with Ashley Cruz and Makayla Ramos each scoring two points. After another long wait between games, the Lady Lobos were facing another tough assignment in the run and gun offense of the Cibeque Lady Wildcats basketball team. The Lady Wildcats style soon came into effect running to an 11 to 30 lead at the end of the first half. The Lady Lobos were not about to give up. They came out determined, playing good defensive basketball and finally found the basket opening giving the Lady Wildcat team all they could handle. They played like a seasoned team

with good ball handling and very good team work finally going down with a 37 to 44 score. Kyana Garcia and Devin Estrada playing a huge game under the boards and controlling the Lady Wildcats running game led the Lobos with ten points apiece. Melinda Marinez popped in three three-pointers for nine points and Ashley Cruz and Cheyanne Gaona each contributed four points. In a blind draw for bracket play positioning, the Lady Lobos drew the number 11 seed and another matchup with the Miami Lady Vandals. A short-handed Lady Lobo team with two starters not making the trip because of prior commitments were no match for the bigger Lady Vandal team. The Lady Vandal team noticing the absence of the Lobo players took advantage of their size under the boards and hounded the young Lobo ball handlers into numerous turnovers. The Lady Lobos did not back down giving it all they had but they were just no

match for the bigger Vandal team losing the game with a lopsided 13 to 50 score. Kyana Garcia, fighting the bigger Vandals under the boards, led Lobo scoring with five points. Melinda Marinez had one threepointer with Cheyanne Gaona and Angelica Cabrera scoring two points apiece. Makayala Ramos had one point. The Lady Lobos went into the tournament knowing they would be underdogs for most of their games with their main objective

to learn how to play as a team and to get much needed experience. They did not get into the winning column but they did what they wanted, get experience for the upcoming games and learn to play as a team. The Lady Lobos will play the Lady Tigers of Globe High School on Tuesday Dec. 4 with a 5:30 p.m. tipoff and will be on the court again on Thursday Dec. 6 for a game against the Lady Panthers of Superior High School. Tip-off again is at 5:30 p.m.

Hayden Junior High cagers take to the hardwood on the court first taking on a taller Eloy team. The height advantage posed no problem for the Lady Lobos who jumped out to a 10 to 2 lead after a quarter of play behind the scoring of Brandi Lopez. The Lady Lobos defense held the Lady Blue Devils in

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check for the rest of the first half taking a 14 to 4 lead into the halftime break. The Lady Lobo defense continued to play tough in the third quarter increasing their lead to 20 to 6 after three quarters before putting the Blue Devils away with a score of 24 to 12.

Brandi Lopez led Lobo scoring with 14 points followed by six points from Aliyana Perez. Brittney Arbizo and Jaden Gonzales each had two points. The seventh grade boys’ basketball team was on the court next coming out

playing hard and hitting the boards and coupled with the three-point shooting of Robert Bohrn took a first half lead of 12 to 10 into the halftime break. The Lobos looked like an entirely different team in the second half unable to find

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Aravaipa Campus adds EMS, welding classes WINKELMAN, Ariz. – Central Arizona College’s Aravaipa Campus will add three new classes this spring for those students interested in emergency medical services or welding. Each class is $72 per credit hour for Arizona residents; course material and lab fees may apply.

The Aravaipa Campus is located north of Tucson between Winkelman and Mammoth along Highway 77 in the rural mountains of beautiful eastern Pinal County at the entrance to the Aravaipa Canyon. For those looking for a career in emergency medical services, EMS 125 - Emergency Medical

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Technician is an eightcredit course that will be held Saturdays beginning Jan. 19 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The course follows the current National Standard Curriculum and Arizona State Department of Health Services EMS Division state statutes. The curriculum emphasizes an assessment-based format with the focus on airway control, and rescuer and patient safety. Infection control is addressed at every level of care. New skills have been added to include patientassisted medications and use of an AED. This training program is a stateapproved program with a medical director and is updated to state standards as required by the ADHS. WLD 120 - OxyAcetylene Welding is a three-credit course scheduled for Mondays from 6-10:10 p.m. beginning Jan. 28. The fundamentals of oxyacetylene welding include equipment use and safety procedures in brazing, cast iron, silver soldering, running all-directional beads and machine cutting. To supplement WLD

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120, WLD 121 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding I will be offered Tuesdays from 6-10:10 p.m. This threecredit course teaches students the fundamentals of arc welding using

manual setting machines and digital machines with emphasis on running beads in all positions, identification of electrodes, hand flame cutting with the torch, and identification of

metal. To register for any of these classes or speak with an academic advisor, please contact the Aravaipa Campus at 520-357-2800 or 866-869-6507.

Copper Basin

Church Directory FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH Tilbury & Danbury, Kearny • Joe Palmer, Pastor

Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service: 10:45 a.m. Tuesday: Morning Fellowship: 10 a.m. Wednesday: Kid’s Club 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday: Salt & Light Company (Youth): 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday: Dinner and Bible Study: 6-7 p.m.

KEARNY CHURCH OF CHRIST 103 Hammond Drive, Kearny Serving All of the Copper Basin Area Sunday Bible Study: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Evening Worship: 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 7 p.m. Daniel Foster, Minister 363-7711


Corner of Upton & Croydon, Kearny Worship Service: 11 a.m. Evening Service: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Family Night: 6:30 p.m. James Hosea, Jr., Pastor 363-7129


302 Danbury, Kearny, 363-9573 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m. Worship Sunday Evening 6 p.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Joseph Thoms, Supplied Pastor

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD Sunday Worship - 9:00 a.m.

A United Methodist Church in cooperation with The Episcopal Church and The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America We stand in awe of God and of one another Pastor Nina Yardley

You can find us at the bottom of school hill in Kearny 520-363-7283

LIGHTHOUSE ASSEMBLY OF GOD Welcomes you! Hwy. 77, MP 134,1/2 mile south of Winkelman Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Family Night: 7 p.m. David Wade, Pastor 356-7414, 356-6718


Dudleyville Road, Dudleyville Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship: 11 a.m. Spanish Service: 5 p.m. Evening Service: 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting: 7 p.m. Tim King, Pastor • 520-827-0820

ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH Welcomes you! 300 Mt. View Road, Hayden Weekday Mass: M-W, F & S) 8:30 a.m. Saturday Vigil: 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass: 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Father Robert A. Rodriguez, Pastor 356-7223

To be included in the weekly church listing, contact the Copper Basin News at 363-5554 or by email at

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Ad & News Deadlines Moved Up Due to Holiday Schedule!

Ad and news deadlines for the Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 issues of the Copper Basin News, Superior Sun and San Manuel Miner have been moved up due to the holiday schedule. The deadline for the Dec. 26 issue is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19. The deadline for the Jan. 2 issue is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26. Please call the CBN/Sun office at 520-363-5554 or email or the Miner office at 520-385-2266 or email for more information or to place your ad.

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Georgie Digs…Dec. 5 By Georgie Wood I was told the story that when the Martin Wood family lived at El Capitan in Gila County circa 19181920, a man who I will refer to as “Bill” trapped a big lynx cat, tied it behind his saddle, and headed for home on his horse. After arriving at his home and dismounting, he untied the supposedly-dead lynx from behind his saddle and threw it on the ground, but as he turned around to unsaddle his horse, the lynx revived, jumped on Bill’s back, and proceeded to claw the heck out of him! Bill jumped and bucked, trying to get the animal off of his back, but when he ran towards his house his wife slamed the door shut when she saw the animal on his back. Luckily, Bill’s brother was there and knocked the lynx off with a pole, afterwhich the lynx ran under the house, and when Bill’s dogs tried to get it under the house, the lynx got the best of the dogs, too. On the way to Globe, after traveling over the

“Pass”, there was a Dutchman named Shadrick who farmed by a running creek, and the Wood family would sometimes buy produce from him. There were many coyotes that would eat Shadrick’s melons, and after he asked Martin Wood for advice about his problem, Martin suggested that Shadrick put his bed outside at night so he could keep the coyotes away when he wasn’t sleeping. Shadrick’s funny reply with his accent was, “By, Golly! I’m not going out there to sleep! The coyotes will eat me!” The Martin Wood’s youngest son, Cliff, enjoyed going to a restaurant in Globe that was named the Richiloo, and Cliff liked to eat soup there that was served with small round crackers. The Chinese man there would tell Cliff that the soup was made with cat meat, and whenever Cliff showed up there, he would ask Cliff if he wanted any cat soup. Another pleasant memory of Cliff’s was enjoying eating ice cream in the winter that he and his

break. The Lobo scoring Lobos cooled down in the second Continued from Page 10 half but their defensive play scoring with nine points with Robert Bohrn getting six points. Joaquin Camarena and Gavin Torrez each scored two points for the young Lobos. The Lady Lobo dominance continued in the eighth grade game with the Lady Lobo defensive game coming up strong in the second half. The first quarter was close with the Lobos taking a 7 to 4 lead at the end of the quarter. Brandi Lopez got a hot hand in the second quarter scoring seven of the Lobos’ 13 second quarter points to give the Lady Lobos a 20 to 6 lead going into the halftime

really picked up holding the Lady Blue Devils to only one second-half point on their way to a 31 to 7 win and a sweep of their games. Brandi Lopez led the scoring for the Lobos with 12 points followed by eight points from Lexy Gomez and seven points from Leticia Vargas. Brittney Arbizo and Jaden Gonzales each scored two points. The high tempo, running game of the eighth grade Eloy Blue Devils was a little bit too much for the Lobo eighth grade basketball team. The first quarter of play was close but it would be as close as the Lobos would get trailing 5 o 6

brothers would make out of snow, canned milk, and sugar. Cliff was so much younger than his brothers that he often found ways to entertain himself, and most of his toys were those he made. He would play as if gourds were his cattle that he would brand with a piece of bailing wire. Wagons were made from wooden boxes that dried fruit had come in, big beer bottles were horses whose harnesses were made from old string, and his corrals were made from sticks. No wonder he later ended up being a cowboy and a rancher making do with what he had. at the end of the first quarter. The running and high intense defensive play of the Blue Devils finally got to the Lobos scoring only one point in the second quarter to fall behind 6 to 16 at the end of the first half. The basket turned out to be a problem for both teams in the third quarter as both team combined for only seven points increasing the Blue Devil lead to 9 to 20 at the end of the third quarter. The play by both teams got more intense in the fourth quarter with the Lobos unable to cut into the Blue Devil lead finally losing with a score of 17 to 30. Chris Rabago led Lobo Lobos, Page 13

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Pastor’s Corner: A reason to shake off the boredom By Joe PalmerPastor Fellowship Baptist Church “A man is coming!” “Christmas is coming!” These are two declarations with related expectations. The plot of the Bible can be roughly delineated as: “A man is coming; that man came, and he will come again.” And Christmas reminds us of that man’s first coming. Do you look forward to Christmas? When you were a child you probably yearned for the day with dizzying hopes of gifts and food and fun. Perhaps, however, those expectations dimmed as

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you grew older. After you found out the truth about Santa, perhaps the magic of Christmas evaporated. Perhaps the very joy of living has ebbed away so that you are bored with it all. The lyrics of a morose song may strike a chord with you: “Tired Of This - Done With That - Never Satisfied With Where I’m At - I Sit And Think - What To Do - Just A ___ Bore - Without A Clue.” To any of you who feel this way let me simply say – “A Man is coming!” He came once, and all of history is Pastor, Page 14

scoring with six points followed by Santiago Pina with five points. John Henry Gaona and Julian Cruz each added three points. The Hayden Jr. High Lobos and Lady Lobos will be on the court next this coming

Wednesday Dec. 5 taking on the rival Ray Jr. High Bearcat teams with the girls seventh grade team on the court at 3:30 p.m. followed by the seventh grade boys game at 4:30 p.m. The Lady Lobos eighth grade team will be on the court at 5:30 p.m. with the boys’ eighth grade game at 7 p.m.

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five years you’ll see a subtle change in how business is done in Pinal County.”

and Emily Verdugo. In the County Superintendent race, Republican Jill Broussard was victorious over Democratic incumbent Orlenda Roberts, while Republican Douglas Wolf won the County Assessor seat. Rios attributed the loss of these other County seats to party preference. “If you’re a Republican, your propensity is to vote Republican,” he said. “When you have more Republicans, it’s pretty simple arithmetic.” Miller said anticipates the new County government will realign its priorities and indeed scrutinize taxes. “I don’t have a scorched earth idea that we’re going to change everything,” he explained, “But over four or

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This ‘N That • TOWN OF KEARNY HOLIDAY SCHEDULE The Town of Kearny’s Administrative Offices, Public Works Department and Library will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Dec. 24 and 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Trash pick up will be on Wed., Dec. 26 and Wed., Jan. 2. The garbage truck will not operate over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday. • MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT EVENT Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens are holding the Medicare Open Enrollment Event on Oct. 25 and Nov. 26 from 10 am – 4 pm at the Hayden Senior Center, 520 Velesco St. Your healthcare changes from year to year, and your health plan may change the benefits and costs, each year, too. Open Enrollment is the one time of year that all people with Medicare can see what new benefits are offered and make changes to their coverage. Medicare Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. • RAY PRIMARY PTO COOKBOOK Ray Primary PTO is preparing a cookbook featuring recipes from our community. Forms to submit your favorite recipes so you can be a part of our memorable collection can be picked up and submitted at the Ray Primary School Office or at Cosmic Coffee, or submit recipes online with Username: Ray Bearcats password pickle420 at by Oct. 24. If you have any questions, please call Amanda Kelley at 520-827-9713. • SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL Saint Vincent De Paul helps local community members. If you or someone you know would like to join, we meet every other Wednesday at 7 p.m. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please feel free to contact us. For more information, please call 520-356-6046. • MEDICAL SUPPLY LOANING CLOSET A loaning closet for medical supplies, free of charge to area residents, has been established at Constitution Hall / the Senior Citizen Building in Kearny, located just beyond the swimming pool. Wheel chairs, walkers, crutches and other supplies have been gathered through efforts of the Seniors and the Copper Area Health Volunteers. For more information call Manny Carrillo at 363-7338, Rose Bradford at 520-483-0709; or Zola Hall at 3635888. • RAFFLE WINNER ANNOUNCED The winner of the St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving Basket was Jonathan Corral of Tucson, grandson of Erma and Danny Guzman. The raffle was held Nov. 17. • COPPER BASIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2012 THEME The theme for the Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce’s activities for 2012 is “Celebrating Statehood, 100 Years, With Rails and Trails.” If you have favorite stories of the rails and trails of the Copper Basin area contact the Copper Basin News and they will assign their reporters to write your story or you can contact Rosalind Padilla through the Chamber office. • KEARNY ELKS LODGE MEETINGS Kearny Elks Lodge #2478 meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. The lounge has a new schedule of Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5 – 8 p.m. • EARLY HEAD START ENROLLMENT The Mammoth/Winkelman Early Head Start is accepting enrollment applications for children 0-3 years for the 20122013 school year. Children must be three before Aug. 31, 2012, and parents need to bring in proof of birth, guardianship, income and immunizations. Children with disabilities accepted. Call 520-487-2843 for more information. • ADULT BOY SCOUT LEADERS NEEDED Boy Scouts of America, Troop 872, based in Kearny and sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS is searching for Adult Leaders that are willing to volunteer time and talents to assist in building the next generation of leaders. If interested please call 520-363-0304 or email Scouts of America requires that all leaders submit an application, have a background check, and complete Youth Protection Training.

• IN HONOR OF ADRIANA CRUZ In honor of Adriana Cruz, the Sophomore Class of Hayden High School has established a memorial account, the Adriana Cruz Memorial Fund, at Bank of the West, for anyone wishing to help her family. A memorial t-shirt sale will also take place. For questions, contact Rosemary Garner at 520-444-7692 or Liz Encinas at 520-275-0233 or Monica Badillo at 520- 591-1122 or Jena Martinez at 520-975-3876. • ATTENTION LOBOS FANS 65 AND OLDER The Hayden Winkelman School District is honoring all Lobo fans ages 65 and older who reside in our district with a lifetime Royal Senior Pass. This pass will allow you free admission to all home games. To receive your free pass please fill out the required form at the high school office. If you have any questions contact Lydia Martinez or Barbie Romero at 356-7876. • 4-H MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS Do you have any youth from ages 9-19 who are interested in joining 4-H in your home? Call 520-357-6445 for more information; or, use the number if you want to find out how to be a volunteer. • LOBO BOOSTER CLUB Lobo Booster Club T-Shirts are for sale for $12 each. Money is being raised for scholarships for Hayden High School Class of 2013. Please contact Rhonda Cooper at 356-7108 for more information. • TOWN OF HAYDEN Town of Hayden Holiday Garbage Pick-up Schedule will be for Thanksgiving on Fri., Nov. 23. Christmas’ will be Wed., Dec. 26 and Fri., Dec. 28. New Year’s will be Wed., Jan. 2 and Fri., Jan. 4. • DUDLEYVILLE LIGHT PARADE Dudleyville Light Parade will be on Sat., Dec 8, at 6 pm. No charge for entries. Santa Claus will meet with the kids and hand out treats after the parade at the fire station. Everyone is welcome to enjoy some hot chocolate and cookies. • CHRISTMAS SENIOR LUNCH Christmas Lunch for Seniors will be held at the Hayden Senior Center on Dec. 14 from 11 am to 1 pm. Please call 520-356-6455 for more information or to arrange a ride. • 18TH ANNUAL PRAYER EVENT The Virgen de Guadalupe 18th Annual Prayer Event, hosted by JoAnn and Braulio Amavisca will be on Sat., Dec. 15, 1 pm at 419 W. Quarelli St. in Winkelman. All are welcome! • CHRISTMAS LIGHT PARADE The Hayden-Winkelman Christmas Light Parade will be on Sat., Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. • LIGHTING CONTEST The Friends of the Kearny Library will once again sponsor the Lighting contest for Kearny residents. The homes will be judged on Dec 15 so that pictures can appear in the paper dated Dec 19. Prizes will be awarded. • VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE The 18th Annual Celebration of Virgen de Guadalupe will be held on Sat., Dec. 15, at 1 pm, at the home of Braulio and JoAnn Amavisca at 419 W. Quarelli St. in Winkelman. All are welcome! • ANGEL TREE Salvation Army Applications for an Angel Tree can be picked up at the Kearny Police Department. • 2012 POLAR PLUNGE REGISTRATION Have you ever wanted to jump into the San Manuel Pool in December? On Sat., Dec. 15 you can get your chance. $20 will get you in, your successful PLUNGE will get you a free cup of cocoa or coffee, a snack and a Polar Plunge 2012 t-shirt.. This event is sponsored by the San Manuel High School Class of 2016 and Mammoth – San Manuel Community Schools. Visit for more information. • LADIES TEA PARTY You are invited to the monthly Ladies Tea Party at the Kearny Library, on Dec. 19, 1 pm. There will be lively conversation, refreshments, Christmas ideas and a craft. Please bring some homemade cookies and the recipe, if you can, for a cookie exchange. It’s free, so come and join us. • WINKELMAN BASKET OF JOY RAFFLE The Winkelman Volunteer Fire Department Members are selling raffle tickets for a Basket of Joy for $5 each. Raffle will be on Fri., Dec. 28. Please support our volunteer firefighters. Thank you!

Clubs & Meetings

• SUPERIOR ARBORETUM BINGO Superior Arboretum Residents Association BINGO will be held Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at 199 West Gray Drive. • KEARNY ELKS LODGE # 2478 Kearny Elks Lodge # 2478 meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. The lounge has a new schedule of Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5 – 8 p.m. • MASONS TO MEET Ray-Winkelman Masons Lodge #24 will hold its regular meeting at 318 Fairhaven Road, Kearny, on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. All Masons are invited. A potluck meal will be held prior to the meeting at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to the pot luck. The Order of the Eastern Star meets the second Thursday of each month. • PREGNANCY CARE CENTER HOURS The Pregnancy Care Center in Winkelman, located at Fourth and Thorne Avenues in Winkelman, is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can call (520) 356-6015 for a confidential appointment.

• KEARNY SENIOR CITIZENS The Kearny Senior Citizen’s group meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Constitution Hall. The group talks about trips to different places in Arizona as well as other subjects. A potluck dinner is held after the social hour. New members are needed. Come down and join the group. • COPPER BASIN SPORTSMEN’S CLUB The Copper Basin Sportsmen’s Club provides a shooting and archery range that is ideal for family use. The club meetings are on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Constitution Hall. The third Saturday the club holds a practice shooting match, supervised by Ralph Munoz (363-7239) or Brian Young (363-9746). • ST. MARY’S FOOD BANK St. Mary’s Food Bank will be in front of the Court House, on the first Friday of each month. • LOBO BOOSTERS For Lobo Booster Club membership and information, please call Rhonda Cooper at 356-7108. • THE HAND-ME-UP SHOP The Hand-Me-Up Shop hours are Tuesday- Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To add an item to the community calendar please submit information to or call 363-5554. Listings are free, however, the Copper Basin News reserves the right to edit or refuse submissions.

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Arboretum to host migration photography, lecture Dec. 9 Last winter Superior birders and photographers were surprised when a wayward Common Goldeneye spent a few days at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, near the scenic copper-mining town of Superior. Would you believe that of the 850 bird species in North America, more than 300 leave the continent and spend the winter in Central and South America and the Caribbean? In preparation, some transform themselves into “super birds” gorging until they accumulate fat reserves that almost double their body weight in order to have the energy for transcontinental flight. Others take an opposite

Pastor Continued from Page 13 oriented to that event. The baby in the manger was no mere myth; He is a reality. God in human flesh, He was the well-disguised Maker of everything which exists (John 1:1-4). How do I know? His coming and His death to pay for our sin was foretold hundreds and even thousands of years in advance. The prophecies of Christ’s coming cannot be explained in terms of a human cause. God had spoken. There is reason to rejoice. There is reason to shake-off the boredom of life. God

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approach - flying just a few hours each day. And how do they find their way? An internal magnetic compass, eyes that can see polarized light or even magnetic directions, memorized celestial maps along with many other methods have all have been hypothesized and some convincing data collected. Research biologist and ASU Polytechnic Wildlife Professor Stan Cunningham will share these and more insights into avian migration during a lecture Dec. 9 at Boyce Thompson Arboretum - accompanied by his impressive photography of birds on the wing. The presentation begins at 1:30 p.m. in the lecture room loves you, and if you’ll let Him, He’ll give to you life now and life forevermore. If you would like to talk with me (Pastor Joe Palmer of Fellowship Baptist) about it, email me at joeandsuzypal@

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of the Smith Building and is open to the public, included with daily admission of $9, and no preregistration required. For the past three decades Cunningham has lived an adventurous life you’d expect to see depicted on film crawling into black bear dens during wintertime as a wildlife biologist for the Arizona Game & Fish Department and spending a month each summer in Alaska as a professional photographer, shooting vivid pictures of brown bears for magazines, tourist lodges and leading Alaskan photo safaris and ecotourism trips.

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NOTICE (for publication) ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR I L-1791022-5 NAME: 24-7 MSG LLC II The address of the registered office is: 10158 E Baseline AVE, Gold Canyon AZ 85118 The name and address of the Statutory Agent is: Jason Lofgreen 10158 E Baseline AVE, Gold Canyon AZ 85118 Management of the limited liability company is reserved to the Members. The name and address of the Members of the Limited Liability Company are as follows: Jason Lofgreen 10158 E Baseline AVE, Gold Canyon AZ 85118 Dayna Lofgreen 10158 E Baseline AVE, Gold Canyon AZ 85118 CBN Legal 11/28/12, 12/5/12, 12/12/12

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UDALL/SHUMWAY Counselors At Law Since 1963 1138 North Alma School Road, Suite 101 Mesa, Arizona 85201 Telephone: 480.461.5300 Fax: 480.833.9392 Stephen L. West - #11764 Curtis M. Chipman - #018273 Attorneys for Petitioner ARIZONA SUPERIOR COURT PINAL COUNTY In the Matter of the Estate of RICHARD L. RONGSTAD, Deceased.) NO. PB201200253 NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE NOTICE IS GIVEN that RODNEY A. RONGSTAD has filed with the above-named Court a Petition for Formal Probate of Will and Appointment of Personal Representative (Petition”) Hearing has been set to consider the Petition on the 14th day of January, 2013 at 9:00 a.m., before Judge Joseph R. Georgini, Division 6, Pinal County Courthouse, located at 971 Jason Lopez Circle, Building A, Florence AZ 85132. This matter is set on the appearance calendar. This is a legal notice: your rights may be affected. Este es un aviso legal. Sus derechos podrian ser afectatods. If you object to any part of the Petition that accompanies this notice, you must file with the court a written objection describing the legal basis for your objection at least three (3) days before the hearing date or you must appear in person or through an attorney at the time and place set forth in the notice of hearing. DATED: November 28, 2012. UDALL SHUMWAY PLC /s/ Curtis M. Chapman 1138 North Alma School Road Suite 101 Mesa, AZ 85201 Attorneys for Petitioner CBN Legal 12/5/12, 12/12/12, 12/19/12

A professor of wildlife biology at Arizona State University Polytechnic since 2006, Cunningham is known for his decades of research about bears, mountain lions, and the ecological effects of wildfire. On Sunday, Dec. 9, he will share some of the secrets scientists have learned on migration and navigation along with some of his most breathtaking avian photography. Read more about Arboretum events at Ag.Arizona. edu/BTA.

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When recorded Mail to: Ron Herb 5420 W. Onyx Ave. Glendale, AZ 85302 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS 12-086 Loan # ST5760 The following legally described trust property will be sold, pursuant to the power of said under that certain Deed of Trust recorded in the office of the County Recorder of Pinal County, Arizona, on 1-23-2003 in Pinal County Recorder fee number 2003-004449 at public auction to the highest bidder by the main entrance of the Arizona Superior Court Building, 820 E. Cottonwood Ln. # B2, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, on January 2, 2013 at 4:15 o'clock PM. Arizona time, of said day: Property situated in Pinal County, Arizona described as follow: See Exhibit “A” attached ACCORDING TO THE DEED OF TRUST OR INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY THE BENEFICIARY. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED PURSUANT TO A.R.S. 33-808(C): Identifiable Location: 654 W. Jardin Dr. Casa Grande, AZ 85222. TAX PARCEL NUMBER: 504-67-2720 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL BALANCE: $176,000.00 NAME AND ADDRESS OF ORIGINAL TRUSTOR: Michael D. Rice, an unmarried man, 654 W. Jardin Dr. Casa Grande, AZ 85222. NAME AND ADDRESS OF BENEFICIARY: Security Trust, 7119 E. Shea Blvd. #109-466 Scottsdale, AZ 85254, as Beneficiary, (by assignment). NAME AND ADDRESS OF TRUSTEE (as of date of recording of sale): Ronald B. Herb, licensed real estate broker 5420 W Onyx Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301. 602-488-1349 ronaldherb@ QUALIFICATIONS TO BE TRUSTEE: Licensed Real Estate Broker in Arizona. AGENCY REGULATING TRUSTEE: Arizona Dept. of Real Estate. Dated September 27, 2012 '/s/ Ronald B. Herb- Trustee STATE OF ARIZONA COUNTY OF MARICOPA) SS Acknowledged before me on September 27, 2012 by Ronald B Herb, licensed real estate broker and trustee of the above described deed of trust. /s/ Christine Sapp NOTARY PUBLIC Commission #308219 My Commission Expires March 29, 2015 EXHIBIT “A” NO. 209964-1332410 Lot 272, of SK RANCH, according to the plat of record in the office of the County Recorder of Pinal County, Arizona, recorded in Cabinet C, Slide 120. EXCEPT 1/16th of all oil, gas, and other hydrocarbon substance, helium or other substances of gaseous nature, coal, metals, mineral, fossils, fertilizer of every name and description, together with all uranium, thorium, or any other which may be determined to be particularly essential to the production of fashionable materials as provided by A.R.S. S37-231, as reserved in the Patent from the State of Arizona recorded in Docket 1669, Page 558, Pinal County Records. CBN Legal 11/14/12, 11/21/12, 11/28/12, 12/5/12

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