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Vol. 89 No. 12 • Wednesday, March 20, 2013 • 50¢ Periodicals Postage Paid at Superior, Ariz. 85173

Business owners, townspeople react to Superior Council’s decision

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Virginia E. ‘Ginger’ Snook July 20, 1937 - March 13, 2013

Virginia E. ‘Ginger’ Snook

Virginia E. “Ginger” Snook, was born July 20, 1937 in Iowa City, Iowa to parents Charles and Ruby Melton and went to rest March 13, 2013. She was married to Wendell “Smokey” Snook March 24, 1956 and to this union sons, Joseph of Superior and Robert of Phoenix were born. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers

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Robert and infant Franky. She is survived by husband, Wendell; sons, Joseph and Robert; sister, Joyce Wailes of Mesa; granddaughters, Stacia of Colorado, Anne of Oregon and Wendy of San Tan; grandson, Robert of Phoenix; and 13 greatgrandchildren. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Superior. She enjoyed square dancing, bowling, traveling, painting and many arts and crafts, but

most of all her family. Services will be held Friday, March 22, 2013 at 3 pm at the First Baptist Church of Superior, AZ with interment following at the Fairview Superior Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Arizona, 1132 S. Oakland, Mesa, AZ 85206 or Superior Baptist Church. Please visit www. for online condolences.

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Superior Police Report According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. 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 damage amounts are estimates. Items are given to The Superior Sun by the Superior Police Department and reflect information available at the time the report is compiled. March 6 A possible kidnapping was reported in the area of Main St. March 7 Adam Dewey, 37, Superior, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and assault. Criminal damage was reported in the zero block of Smock. March 9 Alexis Meyer, 27, Superior, was arrested on six warrants issued out of Superior. Criminal damage was reported in the 900 block of Church. March 10 An accident was reported in the area of Belmont and Valentine. March 11



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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. March 13 Edward Charles Contreras, 48, Superior, was arrested in the 700 block of Main St., Superior, and was charged with threatening/ intimidation. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail in Florence.

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An open letter to Superior councilwoman Soyla ‘Kiki’ Peralta Dear Ms. Peralta, In the years I have been in Superior, other than showing support for a few council candidates, I have stayed away from Town politics and negativity. Instead, I have focused on Town clean-up efforts, recycling and promoting the Town and businesses through my work with the Chamber of Com-

merce. I have watched you berate and belittle people at many Council meetings. Your behavior at the special Town Council meeting on Wednesday, Mar. 13 related to the land exchange that will allow Resolution Copper to proceed with mining in this area, has pushed me past my tolerance level. When the meeting was

turned over to you to chair, because of three members that had conflicts of interest with the issue, you must have taken that as an O.K. to be rude, pushy and basically obnoxious. You slammed that gavel down as hard as you could and threatened people with removal by the police if they tried to say anything. You acted

like someone who was just throned queen of a dictatorial nation. You made it very clear that you had no interest in hearing what anyone had to say and went so far as to say, “If you wanted to speak you should have been here last week.” How could they? The agenda item to oppose the Land Exchange did not exist last

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Oct. 2, 1945 – Feb. 23, 2013 At 4 am on Feb. 23, 2013, our beautiful mother and friend, Bonnie Jean Herring Pitner caught her train into heaven. Born Oct. 2, 1945 in Hill, New Mexico to Fines Garret Herring Sr. and Willie Alyene Hart Herring, she grew up in New Mexico with her brother, Gary Herring. The family moved throughout southern New Mexico, until settling in the town of Anthony. Bonnie would also grow up with the love of her life, Bryant lee Pitner Sr. She knew, even at the age of three that she would someday become Mrs. Bryant Lee Pitner. That day would happen, twice, in April of 1960. They eloped into Mexico, the first time and then nearly had a shotgun wedding two weeks later. Soon after, they would move to Arizona, where they would raise their family of two boys, Bryant Lee Pitner Jr. (Suzanne) and Dave Garrett Pitner


Bonnie J. Pitner (Vanessa), and a daughter Wanda Kaye Jean Pitner Hopp (Shane). She was also blessed with grandchildren Bradlee Pitner, Tonja Meadows, Benjamin Meadows, Garrett Pitner (Angel), Justin Pitner, Tyson Pitner, Shannon Pitner, and Logan Hopp. She was also blessed, again, by a great-grandchild, Chloe Meadows. She will be greatly missed, but always in our hearts. A small private service will be held, at a later date.

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Supervisors unanimously approve resolution in support of Resolution Copper FLORENCE – The Pinal County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to support a resolution to urge the United States House and Senate to recognize the Resolution Copper Company for its efforts to build a copper mine near Superior. Next week, the House Energy and Minerals Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on seven mining bills. One of the seven bills includes H.R. 687 entitled “Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013” sponsored by Representatives Paul Gosar and Ann Kirkpatrick. H.R. 687 would exchange land owned by Resolution Copper with federal land near Superior. The swap would allow Resolution to begin the process of obtaining permits to open an underground mine. During public comment for the resolution, twelve speakers addressed the Supervisors – ten spoke in favor, two opposed. In offering a motion for a favorable vote, District 1 Supervisor Pete Rios (whose district includes the land in question), said that he has supported this project since the beginning. “These people (residents of Superior) know mining, they have never feared Supervisors, Page 14

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March 20, 2013

Gomez gets real at candle lit walk for cancer By Mila Besich-Lira The Superior High School Family Consumer Community Leaders of America held their annual Cancer Fight by Candle Light walk on Saturday. Each year the high school club hosts this event to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. As the sun began to set behind Picket Post, hundreds of walkers started their trek down Sunset Drive to the Superior Memorial Football Field. The street was lined with luminaries honoring those who are fighting cancer, conquered the disease and have passed away from it. This year, the club asked Angie Gomez to be the guest speaker for the event. Gomez is a native of Superior and

graduate of Ray High School who recently conquered her battle with lymphoma. During her speech, Gomez explained that she was going to keep her speech “real.” She explained how she was diagnosed and how her friends and family were supportive during her illness. She shared how she felt scared and how she felt about losing her hair and the other side effects of chemo therapy. The event this year was held on the one year anniversary of the death of her mother, Wanda. Gomez shared with the crowd how her mother was always so comforting and encouraging during her diagnosis. Following her speech Gomez sang with another Superior native, J-Ryda

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Monica Ochoa takes part in community service to give back to scholarship fund Flagstaff – On Feb. 23, thirty students from Student Support Services (SSS) participated in National TRIO Day (TRIO) by volunteering with the Special Olympics Arizona 2013 Winter Games. Monica Ochoa, a resident of Superior resident, was there, participating and showing her true blue Northern Arizona University (NAU) pride. TRIO Day is a way to show appreciation toward the community for its support, through community service. NAU has been home to TRIO since 1977 and currently hosts five programs; Educational Talent Search, Educational Opportunity Centers, Upward Bound Math Science, and SSS. These programs are federally funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree, and into a better career path. They also provide valuable supportive services to students, veterans and adult learners. The university has demonstrated a strong commitment to firstgeneration college students and those from poor, or working class, backgrounds by expanding the Student Support Services program in 2008. Staff mentors assist 440 students each year with academic tutoring, course selection and career planning, financial aid and scholarship applications, financial literacy and money management, as

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Town of Superior to send delegation to DC to oppose Resolution Copper By Mila Besich-Lira Superior Sun The Superior Town Council conducted a special meeting Wednesday, March 13, to pass a resolution expressing opposition to the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange Act. H.R. 687. The motion was passed unanimously. The agenda included an executive session to discuss the response from Resolution Copper Mining to Terminate the agreement and discuss the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013. The council did not vote to go into the executive (secret) session and instead handled the business on the agenda in open meeting. Councilmember Soyla “Kiki” Peralta conducted the four-minute meeting.

In her opening statements, she explained to the packed room that there would be no discussion from the public and anyone making outbursts would be asked to be quiet and if they continued they would be removed by a police officer. The other business item on the agenda would be a discussion of possible delegation traveling to Washington, D.C. to testify regarding H.R. 687. “After the way Pinal County voted we have no choice but to send a delegation to Washington D.C.,” explained Councilmember Peralta and she made a motion to send a delegation to Washington D.C. The motion passed unanimously. Peralta’s discussion was in regards to the

Superior Council refuses to listen to townspeople both for and against Resolution Copper at a four-minute meeting last week. (Mila Besich-Lira photo)

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Pinal County Board of Supervisors unanimous vote to approve a resolution of support for Resolution Copper. Resolution Copper Communications Manager, Bruce Richardson issued the following statement regarding the Town’s decision: “We are deeply disappointed in the Town’s

actions. It represents a major setback to the progress we have made with the bill and the bipartisan efforts of our Arizona delegation to move this land exchange forward. It also represents a setback to the good partnership and working relationship we have had with the town. We do not believe the Council’s

decision reflects the voice of the majority of residents in the Town of Superior, whose livelihoods have depended on mining in the area for generations. “We remain perplexed by the Town’s recent actions since the issues it raised concerning the language of the land exchange bill and the Mutual Benefits Agreement could easily have been addressed without terminating the agreement with us last month or by taking this even more divisive and destructive action. The Council’s decision is not constructive at a time when what is needed most is meaningful dialogue and helpful solutions.” The Council did not disclose who they will be sending to Washington D.C. to testify on behalf of the Town.

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Superior business owners talk Resolution mutual benefits agreement By Chase Kamp Superior Sun Superior business owners say the town council’s decision to reject its mutual benefits agreement with Resolution Copper makes them concerned about potential impacts to their business. The Town voted last month to dismiss its agreement with the local copper company, citing what many on the council said were unfair clauses and requirements. The Town also revoked its support for the federal Southeast Arizona Land Exchange bill that would facilitate the copper project. Mario Sanchez works for Superior Environmental Solution, which is contracted by Resolution Copper among other mining companies. “Obviously that would affect us, if one of our clients had a reduced

scope” if the Resolution project were to depart, he said. “They’ve been a great business partner for us.” Former mayor Michael Hing, co-owner of Save Money Mart, said he was not happy with how the council handled the situation. “If the Town was seeking a better deal, if there were problems with the agreement, that’s fine,” he said. “But don’t vote it out.” He said he fears for the future of Superior. “I might have to tell my kids there isn’t a future in this business,” he said. More recently, the Superior Town Council held a special meeting Wednesday, Mar. 13, to pass a resolution expressing opposition to the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange Act, which was passed unanimously. The agenda included an executive session to discuss the response from

Resolution Copper Mining to terminate the agreement and discuss the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013. The council did not vote to go into the executive session and instead handled the business on the agenda in open meeting. The council also unanimously passed

a resolution to send a representative to Washington to voice the council’s opposition to the land exchange. Councilmembers said the move was prompted by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors unanimously voting in favor of a letter of support for the bill. Resolution Copper Communications Manager

Bruce Richardson said he and the company was disappointed in the town’s actions in a written statement. “It represents a major setback to the progress we have made with the bill and the bipartisan efforts of our Arizona delegation to move this land exchange forward,” he wrote. “It also represents a setback to

the good partnership and working relationship we have had with the town.” Richardson argued the council’s decision does not reflect the voice of the majority of residents in Superior, who have relied on mining as a critical industry in the area. “We remain perplexed by the Town’s recent actions Business, Page 14

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March 20, 2013

Superior Head Start Happenings ... celebrating the season’s change Superior – The bite of winter is giving way to the warmer days of spring, and the students of Superior Head Start are working on a theme to celebrate the change of seasons. The classroom is beginning to look as much like spring as the outdoors, with the projects being made by the children decorating the room. Having planted vegetable seeds, they are giving them the things they need to make them grow, while discovering very interesting things about how plants grow and what they are used for. As part of the spring theme there was a visit on Wed, Mar. 6 from the Superior High School “Panthers” FCCLA group sponsored

by Mrs. Villarverde. The FCCLA students provided a Literacy, Eating and Nutrition activity presentation by introducing each activity and providing paper plates, food group cutouts, and glue sticks to create a place setting of color coded food groups to emphasize the importance of eating healthy foods. Assisted by the Superior students, the Head Start children matched the food groups to the corresponding food group color. The FCCLA students also provided a food tasting activity, titled “Ants on a Log” which is one of the many favorite Head Start Chef Combo food tasting activities. The children Head Start, Page 11

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Head Start Continued from Page 10 served themselves family style and commented on the taste, texture, color, and size of snack. At the end of each activity, they reviewed what they learned about “Food groups”. The FCCLA students used developmentally appropriate poster board replicas of the various food groups (apple, carrot, lollipop, milk, bread) to introduce each food group.

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Each student spoke briefly about each food group and asked the children open ended questions. One Head Start student commented on distinguishing between the poster board cut outs of each of the food groups: “I don’t like the apple ‘cause it doesn’t have arms!” The children were presented with color coded food group wrist bands upon completion of an activity. The Head Start children enjoyed

preparing and tasting the snack and fruit juice and, especially, interacting with the FCCLA students, Mrs. Villarverde and Ms. Josie. The children expressed their thanks and concluded the morning activity by singing an “I Love You Ritual” and singing “Where is Thumbkin?”. The Head Start Program is family orientated and community based working passionately to elevate the quality of life for children and families.

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Superior Jr. High softball outslugs Globe, 16-4 By Andrew Luberda The powerful Superior Jr. High Softball team defeated Globe, 16 – 4 as they remained undefeated on the season. Starting pitcher Alicia Arriola pitched a complete game in the victory. She stuck out seven Globe hitters and allowed four runs on only three hits in the game. The Panthers continued

their aggressive offensive style as they pounded out 11 hits. The offensive stars were Elizabeth Ochoa and Jalisa Murray. The Panthers next travel to Kearny on Mar. 20 to battle Ray Jr. High. Game time is 4 p.m. SUPERIOR SR HS Baseball – The Panthers baseball team earned their first victory on the season

as they shut-out Globe, 4 – 0 on Mar. 5. Unfortunately, the Panthers dropped the next two games. They lost a 1-run game, 4 – 3,

@ Miami on Mar. 12. On Mar. 14, Globe was able avenge their earlier loss to the Panthers by winning 12 – 2. The Panthers have

upcoming games on Mar. 26 vs. San Manuel and then play a double-header on Mar. 29 @ Gilbert Classical Academy.

Softball – The Panthers defeated Globe on Mar. 14, 7 – 6. Their next scheduled game is Apr. 2 @ Coolidge HS.

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A group of students from Superior High School got a taste of the real world last week as they shadowed professionals at the Cobre Valley Regional Hospital in Globe. From left, students participating were: (back) Cody Schcolnick, Jesse Aguilar; (middle) Counselor Angela Brammer, Korteney Urquijo, Janny Mancinas, Aliya Perez, Mariza Padilla; (front) Instructor Valerie GarciaDenogean, Jilissa Guerra, Ariel Alonzo, Michael Nuñez. (Submitted photos)

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Pastor’s Corner By Rev. Dennis Van Gorp Family Life Christian Center Some people have made a decision to live a dual life. We read about them in 2 Kings 17:9, where it says – “the Israelites secretly did things against the Lord their God that were not right.” They tried to live in obedience to God, but when they thought He wasn’t looking, they did their own thing, following their own desires. We are no different from them. We go to church and act religious around our friends. Away from that environment, we slip into a different lifestyle. Do we really think that we will get away with it? In 1 Corinthians 4:5 we are told, “the Lord will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men’s hearts.” There will come a time when everything that has been hidden, whether good or bad, will be exposed and revealed. No one has to live that way. Simply choose to do what is right in God’s eyes. Why is it that we tend toward doing wrong so often? It is because temptation and sin are fun. God acknowledges that in Hebrews 11:25. The Apostle Paul tells us in Titus 2:12 to just say no to sin. Choose the life that God gives. Learn to walk in obedience to God’s Holy Word, the Bible. Trust in the Lord, He loves you and wants what is best for you!

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SPRING GOLF TOURNAMENT Please save the date for the United Way of Pinal County’s Spring Golf Tournament, on Sat., April 13, at the Robson Ranch Golf Club in Eloy. Proceeds will benefit early childhood education, including the Success By 6 program. Please watch your email for sponsorship and registration information.


MEDITATIVE EASTER WALK On Fri., Mar. 22, from 9 am – 3 pm, come experience the Easter passion in a new way, at Church of the Good Shepherd, located at the bottom of School Hill in Kearny.



SOFTBALL TOURNEY The Second Annual Eddie Longoria Memorial Co-Ed Softball Tournament will be held on Sat, Apr. 6 and Sun., Apr. 7 at Besh Ba Gowah Park in Globe. To register your team, please contact Tommy Lopez at 520-827-0650 or Angela Ortega at 520-827-9450. Cost is $150 plus two balls per team. For other information contact Jessica Castillo at 520.827.0098 or Angela Ortega.


GOLF TOURNEY The Superior Little League will be hosting its 6th Annual Golf Tournament in Queen Valley on Sunday, Apr. 7. Registration is $45 per player and will begin at 7 am. The three man scramble will have a shotgun start at 8 am. To preregister for the tournament please contact, Martin Navarrette at 928701-7451 or Art “Jap” Ramirez at 520-827-0941.


CORN HOLE TOURNEY The Superior Optimist Club will host a Corn Hole Tournament on Sat., Apr. 13, at the US 60 Park. Registration is $20 and will begin at 11 am; the tournament will begin at 1 pm. Food and raffle tickets will be sold.


HEAD START SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships are currently available for parents of Head Start students or former Head Start students who will be enrolling in college. Applications must be received by Apr. 15. Contact Hilda Cardenas at 689-2812 for an application or for more information.


rders are currently being taken for the 2012-2013 Yearbook. The cost is $15 and the deadline for pre-ordering is April 3. Order forms can be picked up in the Superior JR/SR High Office. Yearbooks purchased after the deadline will be $20.


his year we will have a special section in the yearbook for ads and “Love Lines”: personalized messages you write for your child of up to 50 characters for $10. Yearbook ad space can be purchased by businesses or families and can include pictures or logos for $25. Order forms for ads and Love Lines can be picked up at either the JFK Office or Superior JR/SR High Office.


uesday Superior Arboretum Residents Association BINGO will be held Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at 199 West Gray Drive. ednesday Bible Study, ‘Battlefield of the Mind’, is held Wednesdays at Family Life Christian Center, Kellner and Lime. Join us each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 689-2202 for more information.


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Chairman Miller invited to testify before House Committee FLORENCE – Pinal County Board of Supervisors Chairman Steve Miller has been invited to the United States House of Representatives to testify in support of a land exchange bill being debated in Congress. The House Energy and Minerals Subcommittee will hold an oversight hearing on “America’s Mineral Resources: Creating Mining and Manufacturing Jobs and Securing America” on Thursday, March 21 in Washington, D.C. The bill Chairman Miller will be testifying on is H. R. 697, named “Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013.” This bill would


Continued from Page 4 mining, it is ingrained in them,” Rios said. “The big question before everyone is: do we do the land swap and then begin the environmental studies, or vice versa.” District 2 Supervisor Cheryl Chase, who was a nurse for ASARCO, said that Resolution Copper has kept local elected leaders apprised of their operations. “I’ve known about this project since I was in the legislature,” Chase said. “They have kept us and the people in the loop. What this really boils down to is local control for the residents in the area.” Chairman Steve Miller said there is a need to get the land exchange passed through Congress. “I have supported this project for years,” Miller stated. “It was sad to see the land exchange resolution die in the Senate

allow the government to exchange federal land with private land to allow Resolution Copper to begin the process of opening a mine near Superior. “I am deeply honored to be asked to testify,” Chairman Miller said. “This issue of the land exchange is far too important for this county and its residents. I intend to tell the subcommittee the benefits of the Resolution Copper Project and explain the dire need for jobs in this area.” On Wednesday last week, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved of a resolution urging Congress to recognize the efforts of Resolution Copper to spur economic growth in Pinal last year. Now we have to bring it up again in the House. We really need this project.” District 4 Supervisor and Vice-Chairman Anthony Smith said that the proposed land exchange has grass roots support and the need to pass it is important for the county. “This project is of vital importance to the county, the state and the nation,” Smith said. “We need to embrace this project-52 percent of Pinal County people leave this county to go to work, we need to stop that.” District 5 Supervisor Todd House said that support for the project is growing in his district. “I recently attended a meeting in Queen Valley,” House said. “Many of those people were initially not in support of the land exchange. But once the issues were brought up, they seem to be changing their minds and supporting this project.”

County. “I intend to carry a copy of that resolution to the Hill and show it to the members of the subcommittee,” Chairman Miller stated. “I want them to realize that this project means good paying jobs for our residents and economic growth for this county, state and nation.” The hearing will take place at 7 a.m. Arizona time. You can see a live feed of the event at http:// gov/live.


Continued from Page 9 since the issues it raised concerning the language of the land exchange bill and the Mutual Benefits Agreement could easily have been addressed without terminating the agreement with us last month or by taking this even more divisive and destructive action,” Richardson continued. “The Council’s decision is not constructive at a time when what is needed most is meaningful dialogue and helpful solutions.” Hing said that no matter what happens, his family will persevere. “Our family has been here since the 1920s,” he said. “We’ve seen the ups and downs of the mine. We survive.”

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NOTICE (for publication) ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR I. Name: Something Fishy, LLC L-18114804 II. The address of the known place of business is: 502 S. Church St Superior AZ 85173 III. The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is: Corporate Agents of Arizona, LLC, 1830 E. Broadway Blvd, Suite 124, Tucson, AZ 85719 Management of the limited liability company is reserved to the members. The names and addresses of each person who is a member are: Nancy Vogler 502 S Church St Superior AZ 85173 member SUN Legal 3/6/13, 3/13/13, 3/20/13

On behalf of the family of Aurora Pacheco, we thank everyone for your generosity and concern while she was in the hospital and after her passing. Whether it was a personal visit, a phone call, food, flowers, prayers or a card of condolence; it was greatly appreciated. Special thanks to Father Robert for the beautiful mass and funeral service, Alex from St. Christopher Catholic Church, Griffith Mortuary, Patsy Magdaleno-Schoeppel and Timaree Bingham for taking care of her personally for the funeral viewing. Thank you to Virgie Lease for her assistance in organizing side dishes for the luncheon and to the many individuals who donated their time and talents preparing and/ or serving the food. Many beautiful memories will forever remain in our hearts. Enrique Pacheco & Family Odilia (Gabriel) Aguirre & Family Malena (Daniel) Aguirre & Family Patricia (Mike) Araiza & Family Nick (Regina) Pacheco & Family

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ADVERTISE YOUR JOB Opening in 83 AZ newspapers. Reach over 1 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: www. (AzCAN) Public notice is hereby given that the HaydenWinkelman Schools will be accepting applications for: PART-TIME BUS DRIVER Commercial Driver License Preferred; will train for Bus Driver Certification Applications may be requested in the District Office located at: 824 Thorne Ave., Winkelman, AZ 85192. Any questions, please call the Superintendent’s office at: 520-356-7876, ext. 1310. The Hayden-Winkelman Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Town of Hayden is accepting applications for a full time temporary animal control officer. Starting salary is $9.60 per hour. Applications may be picked up at the Hayden Town Hall, 520 N. Velasco Avenue, phone 520356-7801. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 22, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. The Town of Hayden is an equal opportunity employer.

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