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Clinic plans ‘turning of the dirt’ next week at former Arnold Motors on highway By Cindy Tracy The CV Superior Clinic Groundbreaking Ceremony will take place at 1134 U.S. 60, on Monday, April 4 beginning at 10:30 a.m.; everyone is invited to attend the ceremony. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Evelyn Vargas, CVRMC Public Relations Director, at 928-402-1141. The clinic will be constructed on the site of the familiar Arnold Motors sales office. The office itself is being deconstructed and the cars that were for sale there have all left the parking lot. “It is with happiness that Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center is announcing the groundbreaking ceremony for the Superior Clinic. It has been many months of preparation and we are pleased contractors will be on site to begin the construction of the new clinic for the people of Superior,” said Frank Stapleton, CVRMC Clinics Director. Guthrie General Contractors Inc. has been selected to construct the clinic building with the main excavation beginning near the end of March and the installation of the footings in mid-April. Reaching back more than 60 years,

Arnold Motor Sales was THE place in Superior to go to buy a car or have one serviced. Now the former sales office will be a place for Superior and the surrounding region to receive much needed medical care as they once came to acquire much needed transportation. First opened on Main Street in 1950 by D.V. Arnold and his son R.C. Arnold, the Arnold Motors dealership expanded later with a site on U.S. 60 at the west town limits. The sales office was opened there and for many years when you drove into or out of Superior on that side of town, you were able to check out all the shiny vehicles for sale displayed in the parking lot there. Arnold Motors’ service arm of the business remained in the familiar white structure on Main Street. Both the sales and service aspects of the business flourished for many decades. Locally owned and operated with a hometown feel and community focus, Arnold Motors stayed a family business through the years, run by D.V. and R.C. and Kathryn Arnold, their son Dan Arnold, daughter Regina Alexander and grandson Jeff Arnold. In July, 2010, Superior Mayor MiSee CVRMC on P. 4

Mayor joins with national ‘Mayors for Meals’ to show support for homebound and hungry seniors

Delivery … Mayor Michael Hing helps out in delivering home delivered meals from the senior center to homebound seniors on March 23 as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action by the community to end it. Cindy Tracy photo

Meals at their door … Lupita Ybarra drives the van and delivers the meals served to homebound seniors through the Superior Home Delivered Meals program operating out of the senior center on Main Street. Cindy Tracy photo

New regional United Way director happy to be here to serve the county

Beverly Prueter, the new executive director for United Way of Pinal County

By Lana Jones Beverly Prueter, the new executive director for United Way of Pinal County, has been working with United Way for 46 years. Up until she moved to Pinal in November she was the president and CEO of United Way of Greater Lima in Ohio. She took that job in 1976. A desire to be closer to her family and the opportunity to keep working with United Way pulled her out west. “I like the area really well and the opportunity to stay in United Way really spoke to me,” she said. “That’s what I’ve been doing all my life. I absolutely love working with people who are trying to help people.” She loves working with people and especially with volunteers. “Volunteers bring a different perspective every year. You’re never bored. There’s always someone bringing something new into the picture. They can bring vitality to an organization really well,” she said. And that’s one of the things she’ll be working on first here in Pinal, building a stronger volunteer base for the fundraising campaign. “We’ve got a great group of volunteers for the board and a great group of volunteers managing the fund but the campaign is lacking,” said Beverly. The campaign starts in the fall and is usually completed by February but it’s still wrapping up this year. Beverly said she’d like to recruit a campaign chair who will recruit volunteers for the campaign.

The volunteers will circulate pledge sheets with information about the nonprofits United Way of Pinal County is going to fund and the types of services they’ll provide. “We’re doing a fairly good job of that in Casa Grande and Apache Junction. We just want to get around in the county itself,” Beverly said. “I think with the volunteer structure, you’ll have more people getting out. What it’s going to mean in the long run, if we raise more money we can help more people and that’s really what United Way is all about.” Part of what makes the campaign difficult is just the size of the county. “It’s hard to reach people with all the communities. We do fund programs in most of the communities. It’s hard for people to get the message,” said Beverly. “Marketing is always a problem.” The economic state of affairs is also a problem. “The economy is very difficult and that’s why it’s important for us to reach out and get around in the different communities. “The challenge for any large county United Way is making their services known to people.” People may not know what services are available because the service agencies aren’t based in their community. For example, Beverly said that the United Way supports Community Action Human Resources Agency (CAHRA) out of Eloy. CAHRA provides mortgage and See UNITED on P. 6

By Cindy Tracy For some Superiorites, the person who brings them a home delivered meal around lunch time might be the only human being they see or talk to all day. Or the meal, whether from the Superior Home Delivered Meals program or eaten in congregate with others at the Superior Senior Center, might be the only meal they get for the day. “Here in our town it gives us the opportunity to check on the seniors,” said Senior Center Director Rebecca Brothers about the Home Delivered Meals program operated out of the center. At a town council meeting some weeks ago, a proclamation was read declaring March 23 as Mayors for Meals Day hosted by the meal delivery program as a part of its March for Meals Campaign. Brothers invited Mayor Michael Hing to participate. She also asked council members to get involved. She asked them to come and see what the home delivery program and the congregate meals mean to seniors in the community. “As I stated in the council meeting this is sometimes the only meal they get for the day, including the ones who come in for congregate,” Brothers said from her office at the senior center on March 23. The mayor was out and about finishing the approximately two-hour meal delivery route with van driver and regular delivery person Lupita Ybarra of Superior Home Delivered Meals. “This gives us the opportunity to check on them on a daily basis, to make sure that they’re okay or if someone has fallen we’re able to get them assistance quickly,” Brothers explained. “I think the most important thing is that they’re getting a nutritional, healthy meal at least once a day.” Brothers said she would like to expand the meal program and try to get more senior citizens in the community to either receive the meals or come to the center for congregate meals. She said seniors are encouraged to come into the center to eat and participate in activities. But staff for outreach and services is limited in these days of budgetary concerns. Brothers explained that Ybarra’s job was an important one. Ybarra sometimes is the only one who is there to check on homebound seniors when they might not be well. “Sometimes she’s the only one that they can talk to. She’s their sounding board and she takes the time to listen to them. She reports back to me if somebody’s going into the hospital. She deals with the deaths that occur.” Brothers said that though Ybarra has never literally found a deceased person

when she has shown up with meals, she has been given the information that the meal recipient had died. “Sometimes that is the only time that we get notified that somebody has passed away,” Brothers said. Another part of the job is for Ybarra to notify Brothers when a meal recipient wishes to speak with Brothers or when she is needed to go out and render assistance or give information. “So it’s a hard job,” Brothers said of Ybarra’s role. “It’s a difficult job to deal with but she’s excellent at what she does. Lupita is very, very good with the seniors. She’s very compassionate, very dedicated, a safe driver.” She said that both Ybarra and herself appreciated that Mayor Hing had come to help that day to show his support for the meal delivery program. Both Ybarra and Brothers have gone through the eight-hour training that is required to drive the van and do the route. For his part on March 23, the mayor rode with Ybarra as the van set out with several coolers full of delicious looking meals, neatly packaged in two trays each. Ybarra expertly steered the huge vehicle around the highways and byways of Superior. She knew the route by heart and knew each house where a meal was to be left off. The mayor moved quickly to collect each tray of food Ybarra handed him out of the coolers. He placed the meals and components in a blue plastic tray, hustled up to the front door and knocked. Welcomed in, he chatted with everyone, catching up on mutual acquaintances and asking how the seniors were doing. He carried the empty blue tray back to the van and hopped aboard. Ybarra drove to another location and the process was repeated until all the deliveries were made. The campaign to raise awareness of senior hunger and the mayor for meals See MEALS on P. 6



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Small community provides rich recollections for teller of tales on the way it was back in the day

‘Wonderful memories’ … Former area resident, educator and storyteller Ricardo Provencio revisits his hometown and shares some recollections of his hometown of Superior. Cindy Tracy photo

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book. Among the stories that Provencio tells are chronicles that have to do with his own identity, from his Latino, Native American and German roots and life experiences. A big part of those experiences happened to him right in his own hometown when he was growing up. He says of Superior that what is most fresh in his memory are his mother and father. “My dad being one of those miners who worked here for about 35 years,” he recalls. “He came here in about 1946, I believe. I was born the year after in 1947.” He says, “I was born on Stansberry Street.” He was told later how Dr. Boozer, a well-known Superior personality that people still remember, came to his house. “He chased all the kids away around 4 o’clock,” Provencio says.

Superior Head Start to celebrate Week of the Young Child Every year, the Week of the Young Child, sponsored by the CazNAEYC chapter, is held to honor young children, and, to thank teachers, as well as others, who make a difference in their lives through education and care. The theme for this year’s celebration, which will be held from April 10-16, is “Early Years Are Learning Years.” During this week, the Superior Head Start preschool children will display their literacy and art work at the Superior Public Library. Everyone is encouraged to come and view the exhibit. On Wednesday, April 13, at 10

a.m., at the Superior Head Start located at 150 North Lobb Avenue the Head Start children will be participating in “story time.” All parents, community members, and, volunteers are invited to participate by reading or telling a story, and, or, dressing like their favorite storybook character. The Week of the Young Child is a time to remind us that the Early Years Are Learning Years!Volunteers make a huge difference to early childhood education in our community. Please make a difference. Call 520-689-2812, to find out more about how you can help.

The best little charity golf tournament in the area is Saturday, April 2 at the SaddleBrooke Ranch golf course on Highway 77, mile post 93.5, just north of Oracle Jct., sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. “Prizes this year include rounds of golf for four at some of the most elite golf courses in southern Arizona, including The View at Vistoso, El Conquistador, Starr Pass, Robson Community golf courses and Heritage Highlands,” said John Wahlmeier, tournament director. Registration will be at 7 a.m. with Tee off at 8 a.m. The $65 fee includes a cart and lunch with prizes for First and Second place, Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, Longest Putt, Most Accurate Drive and a $10,000 Hole in One contest, sponsored by

insurance agent Ralph Pisano. “We receive compliments every year that we offer more prizes, value and fun than any tournament in southern Arizona,” Wahlmeier said. “We plan to build on that reputation again this year so we can offer scholarships to our local students,” he added. The Knights of Columbus, Council 5542, serves the communities of Mammoth, San Manuel and Oracle. They are active in numerous charitable activities in the area, including sponsoring Scouting troops, supporting the local food bank, performing highway clean up, aiding families in financial crisis as well as supporting the Special Olympics. Interested golfers can contact Wahlmeier at (520) 385-4590 or 610-1151 or Drew Mansager at (520) 385-4663.

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By Cindy Tracy Born and raised in the little mining town of Superior in Pinal County, Ricardo Provencio is a storyteller, retired college professor and counselor. “I tell stories in Spanish, English and Spanglish, too!” he says. “I love to tell stories, especially from my indigenous Mexican and Southwestern USA roots. I also enjoy telling Latino bicultural and historical based stories.” An educator with a 30-year career at both the university and community college level, Provencio is one of the founding members of the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute in Phoenix. He has performed regularly at festivals on the national and local level and in Phoenix area schools, libraries, museums and community events. He is considering writing a

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. March 19 Theft of a vehicle was reported in the 200 block of Saguaro Drive, Queen Valley. The vehicle was described as a dark gray Yamaha Rhino with camouflage print on the front. March 19 Jacob Joseph Napolitano, 22, Miami, was arrested in the area of Hewitt Station Road, Superior, on a warrant for interfering with judicial proceedings. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail in Florence.

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“They had just come home from school and all the kids were looking through the window as I was being born.” Provencio has vivid memories of his mom getting up early or late at night to make lunch for his hard rock miner dad. He recalls how his dad would pick up his black, beat-up lunch box and go to work. “Many times here in Superior, you’d see the miners walking up to the mine along all these streets,” he says. “Many kids like myself would walk up there with our fathers.” He remembers his father and all the other miners with their black lunch boxes, Levi jeans and khaki shirts walking up the little hill and how he wondered then, “What happens up there?” Often, he and the other boys would go up to the mine when the shift was over. Provencio remembers walking back down the street with his dad. “Many times I’d grab the lunch box and couldn’t wait to get it home,” he says, “because all these miners, they’d bring back half an apple or maybe a Twinkie or something and I couldn’t wait to look in there and see what kind of little treat was left over for me.” Superior was a “hustling, bustling town in those days, of course,” Provencio says, talking about approximately 1947 when he was born to 1967. “It was the peak days for the mining community

here in Superior,” he says. The rhythm of the street revolved around paydays and strikes. “Myself and my brothers and sisters, we’d go to California and pick in the fields,” he says. “We’d go and spend two or three, four, five, six months.” They picked, he remembered, cotton in Yuma and then worked their way north. “We were picking peaches and plums, apricots, onions, garlic and things like that,” he says. They spent time in the fields and then visited relatives in different places in California. “When the strike was over or school would start, we’d come back,” he says. Life was busy for a kid back then. Provencio’s brothers were involved in sports and his sisters were involved in singing and sometimes dancing at amateur night every Tuesday at the Uptown Theater. On the weekend the Uptown showed matinee movies and admission was a quarter or 50 cents. “We’d spend a lot of time there,” he recalls. There was Little League baseball to play and that was a big thing. “And, then, of course, we all walked everywhere,” Provencio says. He explains that those were wonderful memories. He also recalls all the role models there were for the kids back them. Among these were some teachers who encouraged them to look beyond a See PROVENCIO on P. 3

The Mining Brief By Lana Jones Copper prices fell from their February peaks but remained above $4.00 per pound in March. May copper was trading at $4.36 per pound Tuesday morning. Florence Copper Project Florence Copper Project will hold another open house in Florence on April 4 from 2 to 7 p.m. The open house will take place at Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch. The mining process, in-situ copper recovery, will be explained. Information on other major elements of the Project will also be available. The contact for the open house is Grupo Mexico Grupo Mexico announced this

month that it expects to get its Cananea copper mine back to full production in April, Reuters reported. The mine has been operating at partial capacity since the end of a three-year strike in 2010. Cananea, located in Sonora, is the largest copper mine in Mexico. Other mining news Local writer and retired miner, Onofre Tafoya, was interviewed in a recent series by Arizona Public Media called Copper at the Crossroads. Tafoya, better known as Taffy, spoke of his 25 years at San Manuel Mine and what it meant to him. The interview, and eight other copper mining stories, are available online at copper/.

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 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 17 Theft was reported in the 500 block of Hill Street. March 17 Criminal damage was reported in the 300 block of Mary Drive. March 17 A possible burglary was reported in the 800 block of Spray Street. March 17 A report of a possible sex offense was made at the Superior Police Department. March 19 A possible burglary was reported in the zero block of Mitchell Drive. March 19 Rachel Pacheco, 38,

Superior, was arrested on a warrant issued out of Pinal County. March 20 Theft was reported in the 400 block of Main Street. March 20 Possible child abuse was reported in the 1000 block of Stone Avenue. March 20 A person was arrested, charged with theft, cited and released. March 21 Criminal damage was reported in the 200 block of Stone Avenue. March 22 Burglary was reported in the area of Copper Street and Neary Avenue. Calls not listed include four medical calls, six 911 hang-ups, four citizen assists, eight suspicious activity reports, eight disturbances, 12 traffic stops/offenses, one found property report, two alarm drops, two information reports, four animal complaints, one harassment complaint, two civil matters, one fire call, one abandoned vehicle, four city code violations and one neighbor problem. Citizens are reminded to call Silent Witness at 1-800-358-INFO, Crime Stop at 689-5611 or the Information Tip Line at 520-827-0065 if they have information that may help the police department in solving a crime.

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Public Defender’s Office Recognized by Supervisors FLORENCE – It’s been fifteen months since the inception of Pinal County’s Early Disposition Court. Probation Resolution Court is now a year old. In that time, the two specialty courts have saved the taxpayers of the county more than $3 million. Recently, the Board of Supervisors recognized the Pinal County Public Defender’s Office for their tireless efforts at developing a system that significantly increases the efficiency and speed of the legal process. The Supervisors honored the office’s work with the Employee Award of Excellence, better known as the “You Rock” award, which was accepted by Deputy Public Defenders Brian Bohan and Stefanie Jones-Campbell. “In this age of having to do more with less,” said Mary Wisdom, Pinal County Public Defender, “We have to do everything we can to save money and still ensure that the constitutional rights of our clients are protected. I am pleased that our Superior Court Judges and the County Attorney’s Office have worked with us on this project.” The Early Disposition Court allows cases to be resolved quickly. This requires that all participants of the criminal justice system complete their work in a very short time frame. The cases assigned to this court can often be resolved within 10 days of arrest. Cases in the Early Disposition Court can usually be handled in one appearance

before a judge. This means that the case will not go before the grand jury and take three months or more to resolve. It is a savings of court time and of citizen’s time, whether they be victims, law enforcement officers, persons accused of crime or grand jury members. “People who are called to serve on the grand jury must spend four months hearing a variety of cases,” Wisdom stated. “One benefit of the Early Disposition Court is the mere fact that we don’t have to call as many people a year to serve on a grand jury.” The Probation Resolution Court has brought probation violation cases to an advanced technological level. Using a system devised by Public Defender Paralegal Tiber Montgomery, the Probation Resolution Court makes sure non privileged information regarding the probationer is shared instantaneously between all parties involved in the case. This information sharing has allowed cases to be resolved quickly so that the time probationers sit in jail awaiting a hearing has been reduced. “It’s been a great savings in the cost of incarcerating a probationer,” Wisdom said. “The shared drive between the Adult Probation Department, the Superior Court, the County Attorney’s Office and our office has allowed us to share information easily and quickly. This helps clients make decisions.” “Our staff is presently developing a

paperless file system and computerizing our Probation Resolution Court,” Wisdom said. “When this project is implemented, the paperless file system will save a lot of

paper, time and the best of all – money.” The Public Defender’s Office is a part of Pinal County Health and Human Services.

Editor, Superior Sun: Many citizens have inquired regarding the status of the recall. As indicated in the past, the Citizens for Responsible Government Committee intend to provide open dialog regarding our efforts to recall Mayor Michael Hing. Over the past few weeks, questions have arisen regarding the purpose of the recall and why citizens should sign our petitions. The recall effort continues as it was initiated, which is to address serious issues of concern—especially in regard to inappropriate management and town operations relating to actions or inactions of Mayor Michael Hing during his period in office. We believe that our Mayor, as the leader of the town, should be held responsible and accountable for not only his actions or inactions, but that of other council members and staff. Any other discussion or comments regarding our intent are just rumors.

We feel a recall election is the only recourse available to provide the town with a better form of government and higher quality of services for our residents and taxpayers. As prescribed by law, the recall will facilitate an election for the position of Mayor. Over the next week or so, we will finalize the petitions once again and submit them to the town elections official. If you have not resigned the petitions and wish to do so, call us. If for any reason you signed the petitions but would like to have your name removed, call us. The phone number is 520-705-4878. Thank you to all the members of our community who believe in the legislative process and support a better, stronger town government. /s/ Jayme Valenzuela, Chairman /s/ Henry Munoz, Treasurer Citizens for Responsible Government Committee


good, a good steady job.” Provencio says that despite this “programmatic kind of thinking,” he was determined to be a teacher. There were some detours along the way, though before he was able to complete his education and become a faculty member, now retired, at South Mountain Community College, as well as achieving a number of other successes in the field of education. One of the detours was that he volunteered for the draft and saw service in Vietnam. It was a tradition in Superior to go to war and some who went did not come back but many did. “I thank Superior and my family for welcoming me back,” he says. “I mean, there was no parade or anything like that but I felt embraced here. I felt not like a hero but I didn’t feel like an outcast. I think for many other young men who came back to New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, LA, there was no welcome party, there was no embracing, they had to hit the streets and survive.”

By Selma Williams Gila Community College Wellness Center Coordinator It has been a fabulous week here. With the first day of spring here and the full moon last night which was magnificent, this coming week should be great also. Vanilla is a spice that is enjoyed by everyone. It is also the second most expensive spice. That is why we see often see imitation vanilla, which I have discovered is a byproduct of the paper making industry. True vanilla is an orchid as well as a fruit, which is why I am writing about it. Vanilla is native to Mexico. At one time Mexico had a monopoly on vanilla for it was the only place it would grow because a specific bee that pollinates it. A Belgian botanist discovered he could grow it and produce vanilla pods by hand pollinating them but it proved to be too labor intensive. A 12-year-old French-owned slave discovered how to pollinate them by hand faster using a bamboo stick. Then there was no looking back. The vanilla made it to Madagascar. The country took to it so well and has mass produced so much it is now the leader in the export of vanilla. Because of the labor intensive work for vanilla it is still very expensive to buy. The different plantations “brand” their plants so if they are rustled they can be given back to the proper owners. The Vanilla orchid being as old as it is

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high school diploma to the bigger world out there. But, he says, “Many of us were programmed, I think, because of the rhythm of the community to become a miner.” There were super smart top students in the school. “We just assumed that if you were a top student your life would be outside of Superior somewhere and the rest of us would either work in the mine or maybe become small businessmen or something like that,” he reminisces. He remembers going to his high school counselor in his junior year. He told the counselor he wanted to be a teacher like his older brother. After noting Provencio’s decent grades and that he was not outstanding but a pretty good student, the counselor said, “You know, you should consider working in the mine. The mine’s going to be hiring and they pay pretty

Tributes Edwardo ‘Eddie’ Longoria Jr. Edwardo “Eddie” Longoria Jr., 39, of Superior, entered into rest Friday, March 25, 2011 in Mesa, Arizona. Eddie was born to Silvia and Edwardo Longoria Sr. in Wilcox, Arizona. Eddie loved playing softball, he coached majors and juniors baseball in Mesa, He was a San Diego Chargers fan and was loyal to everything with U of A Sports. He served our country honorably in the Army National Guard during Desert Storm 1991 – 1992. Eddie will be greatly missed. He is survived by his fiancée Tammy Elzy of Mesa; daughters, Ariana Longo-

ria and Tiarra Aguayo; parents, Edwardo Sr. of Safford and Silvia Longoria of Superior; brothers, Ricardo Longoria of Buckeye, Xavier Longoria of Chandler and Robert (Gutierrez) Longoria of Mesa; sisters, Deanna Longoria Trobaugh of Globe, and Joanna Longoria Mada of Globe; and many nieces and nephews. Services for Eddie will be held on Saturday, April 2, with visitation from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Superior High School and the funeral at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Superior. The family was assisted by Superior Funeral Home.

Letter to the Editor: Recall continues against Mayor Hing

From the Wellness Center: The orchid, vanilla comes with its own mythology. It is said, according to Totonac mythology, the tropical orchid was born when Princess Xanat, forbidden by her father from marrying a mortal, fled to the forest with her lover. The lovers were captured and beheaded. Where their blood touched the ground, the vine of the tropical orchid grew. The bloom used to be worn in an amulet to prevent the evil eye. When you see the names of vanilla like Bourbon or Tahitian or Reunion it is named so from the area in which the beans are grown. One teaspoon of vanilla contains no vitamins; however, it does have trace amounts of these nutrients: calcium (0.4 mg), magnesium (0.5 mg), phosphorus (0.2 mg), potassium (5.9 mg) and sodium (0.4 mg). Since there are thousands of ways to use vanilla in the foods we eat I thought I would look for a different use for it. Since research shows how vanilla can make a person happy just by smelling it I thought a homemade perfume might be fun. I found this at Handmade Vanilla Perfume Oil Recipe Ingredients: 5 whole, dried vanilla beans (Moroccan are best) available from Health food stores Highest proof vodka you can find or Everclear 1/4 oz Jojoba Oil Instructions: See WELLNESS on P. 6

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Pets of the Week ... A friendly furball with an award winning smile, kind heart and loving personality, Curly has been named Pet of the Week at the town animal shelter now operated by Superior Animal Rescue (SAR). Curly is healthy and happy at the shelter but like all the four-footed pals there waits for adoption into a ‘FOREVER HOME’ with a special human friend or family. For all the details about adopting Curly to be your ‘FOREVER DOG’ or about any of the dogs or cats being sheltered by SAR and needing homes, call Superior Animal Rescue President and Adoption Coordinator Carol Dodge at 602-999-9106. Call the Town of Superior at 520-689-5752 or contact Jed Lant at the town’s public works department for pick-up of stray animals. The shelter is open to visitors by pre-arrangement. Community members and visitors are invited to come and tour the facility, visit with volunteers there and spend time with the animals. Call Dodge for an appointment. Volunteers are also being sought to help care for animals or to provide temporary housing for pets sheltered off premises. Individuals are also needed to walk the dogs, providing them with socialization and attention. The Superior Sun publishes Pet of the Week as a service to the community and animals who need care. Adoption fees apply. Cindy Tracy photo

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SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH 11 Church Avenue MASS SCHedULe: Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Monday - Friday 9 a.m. Confession: Saturday 4-4:40 p.m. or upon request Rectory and Parish Office, 689-2250 Rev. Mark Long

New Life Church New Life Fellowship Inc.

955 W. Main Street (520) 827-9116 Sunday Morning Service: 10 am Sunday Youth Group (ages 5-12): 4 pm Wednesday Bible Study: 7 pm Friday Youth Group (13-18): 5:30 pm (located at Robert & Linda Doane, 658 W. Wight St., 520-483-2917)

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we are located at 501 Lobb Ave. (the old medical clinic) (928) 812-2499 Schedule of Services Thursday’s 7:00 pm Pastor Richard Kidd Everyone is welcome Nursery Provided

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Superior spring sports in full swing By Taylor Sheaffer Ritter Superior Tennis experienced some highs this week as they went up against Gilbert Christian Monday, March 28, on Gilbert Christian’s home turf; while the boys’ team had a hard go of things with an ending score of 0-8, the girls’ team was able to triumph against the gals from Gilbert. With their awesome volleys and killer serves, not to mention some mean backhands and backspins, the girls were able to almost shut out their opponents during the match, the ending score was a cool 8-1 and was thus far the second win of the season. Coach Tommy Macias is undoubtedly delighted with how well the ladies have done. The teams will next play in Superior on Wednesday, March 30, at 3 p.m. against the teams from Valley Lutheran. Following this the teams take a break until April 19 when they resume play against Antelope. Baseball On Thursday, March 24, Superior played Veritas in the Salt River Tournament and bringing out some serious power players, beating them 7-4. Coach Duarte explained that “Chris Grap pitched a great game.” He continued, “While our bats were sporadic, Mario Padilla led the way with a 2 for 3 night and 2 RBIs.” During the next game played against Cathedral H.S. from California, the team lost 17-1; luckily since the team is from California, this will not impede their record. On Friday, March 25, the Panthers played Bagdad High School and suffered a 2-7 loss with Louie Fuentes starting the game and Ceasar Villalobos finishing the game. Coach Duarte said, “Even in the loss I was pleased with the boys’ play and feel that we have a chance against anyone when we get to state.” On Saturday, March 26, the Panthers played the San Carlos Braves and beat them 14-0; Martin Granillo pitched a fantastic game and beyond that, did well on the hill for the entire tournament. Unfortunately, the scores from Hayden Softball Tournament, which the Lady Panthers attended are not yet available, they will be updated online as soon as they are available and will be reported in next week’s article. At press time, both teams were playing games in Salt River, however the scores were unavailable. Next up, both teams will travel to Bowie/San Simon on Thursday, March 31 for a double header beginning at 2 p.m. and again at 4 p.m. Following this the baseball team will play a home game against Valley Lutheran on Monday, April 4, at 4 p.m., followed by a game played against Gilbert Christian in Gilbert on Tuesday, April 5, at 4 p.m.

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chael Hing made the announcement at a town council meeting that owners of Arnold Motor Sales had sold their U.S. 60 property to Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center at a price that facilitated the construction of a medical clinic with a pharmacy in the town of Superior. “After six months of negotiations, Kathryn and R.C. Arnold and Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center made the sale of the Arnold Motor property final on July 13, 2010,” Evelyn Vargas of CVRMC said in the days following the mayor’s announcement. “We are very pleased with the decision we made to sell the property to CVRMC,” said Kathryn Arnold at that time. “It will be wonderful for the community of Superior to have a new medical facility.” Vargas said that the Arnolds are expected to be a part of “the turning of the dirt” and say a few words at the April 4 ceremony, along with other dignitaries.

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A step back in time … There is still time to head towards Gold Canyon and a different century. The Arizona Renaissance Festival continues through this weekend. Belly Dancer Sophia Balentine will perform again as part of the Tartanic Show or head to the arena for the ‘Joust to the Death.’ Head to our website at to see some video from the Festival. (Dean Jones photos)

INVITATION TO BID TOWN OF SUPERIOR FIRE STATION SOLAR PHOTO VOLTAIC PROJECT 236 Golf Course Road. Superior, AZ The Town of Superior hereinafter referred to as Town, through a Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant (EECBG) from the Arizona State Department of Commerce (ADOC) will accept bids from qualified firms or individuals with a minimum of a L-11 commercial license as registered with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors to perform the following services: PROJECT DESCRIPTION This federally funded project consists of construction of a Fire Station Solar Photo Voltaic Project as follows: To use EECBG funds to design, procure and install a roof mounted solar photo-voltaic cell grid-tie system to power the Superior Fire Station located at 236 Golf Course Road in Superior. The Town is seeking a CONTRACTOR to provide the maximum output of kilowatt (kW) production available using APS rebates and EECBG Grant budget of $58,780.83 and approved equipment per specifications. The CONTRACTOR shall be responsible for determining the amount of available rebates through APS at the time of the bid. The Town will not supplement payment to the CONTRACTOR for miscalculation of actual APS rebate amounts. Sealed bids will be received in the office of the Town Clerk, Superior Town Hall, 234 Golf Course Road Superior AZ, on Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 at 10:00 am, SUN Legal 3/30/11, 4/6/11

Queen Valley Scrap Rats Quilt Show sewed up successfully The Ninth Annual Queen Valley Scrap rats Quilt Show, held on March 5, was a rousing success, with a near-record turnout, generous publicity from local newspapers, and over 150 quilted items on display. Linda McDermott, this year’s featured quilter, shared her experiences, family and quilting, while displaying her many lovely quilted items. Her daughter, Jenny Satterthwait who is also a quilter, was able to attend, from Colorado, to share in the special day. Blue ribbons and Viewer’s Choice certificates were awarded to exhibitors in eight different categories. To highlight a few special prize winners: veteran prize winner and long time resident, Agnes Metzgar, won, this year, in Best Show and Best Large Quilt, for her quilt, Dogwood, which she hand appliquéd and quilted over the last three years. In addition, Pat Uittenbogaard, received the special recognition ribbon from the Arizona Hall of Fame, which is awarded to an outstanding quilt that exemplifies superb quality and exceptional workmanship, for her quilt, Blue Hawaii, which she had hand quilted using fabrics she had bought while on a trip to Hawaii. For those who would like to see this quilt, or, learn more about quilting shows, should visit: http://www. “To learn about all of our Quilt Show winners, see the adjoining

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REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR THE PURCHASE OF COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES WITHIN THE TOWN OF SUPERIOR Pursuant to the provisions of A.R.S. 9-402, the Town of Superior gives notice of the intent to receive and consider bids for the sale of the following properties located within the Town of Superior, Pinal County, Arizona. PROPERTY: Residential property located at 679 W. Main St., (Pinal County Assessor # 105-04-189), the minimum bid to be considered by the Town of Superior will be Ten-Thousand ($10,000.00) dollars cash only, no seller carry back. Bids for this property must include a proposal on remodel or intended use of property, including a timeframe to be approved by the Town Council. PROPERTY: Residential property located at 308 Mine (Pinal County Assessor # 106-121130), the minimum bid to be considered by the Town of Superior will be Seven-Thousand Five Hundred ($7,500.00) dollars cash only, no seller carry back. Bids for this property must include a proposal on remodel or intended use of property, including a timeframe to be approved by the Town Council. Residential/Commercial PROPERTY: property current zoning Town Center located at 85 High School (Pinal County Assessor # 106-12-3030), the minimum bid to be considered by the Town of Superior will be Seven-Thousand Five Hundred ($7,500.00) dollars cash only, no seller carry back. Bids for this property must include a proposal on remodel or intended use of property, including a timeframe to be approved by the Town Council. PROPERTY: Commercial property located at 125 W. Main St., vacant lot (Pinal County Assessor # 106-12-362B), the minimum bid to be considered by the Town of Superior will be Forty Five-Thousand ($45,000.00) dollars cash only, no seller carry back. Bids for this property must include a proposal on intended use of property, including a timeframe to be approved by the Town Council. These parcels/properties will be sold “as-is”, the Town of Superior makes no claims as to the condition of the property stated or implied. Each interested bidder shall verify any and all material facts important to the bidder. The successful bidder will pay all closing costs for this transaction at close of escrow. All bids shall be in writing and sealed. Such sealed bids must be received by the Town of Superior, Attention Town Manager Melanie Oliver, at 234 Golf Course Rd., Superior, Arizona 85173, on or before 5 pm Friday, May 13, 2011. Please contact the Town Manager at (520) 689-5752 with any questions. The Town of Superior reserves the right to reject any, or all, bids and to waive any formalities or irregularities in any proposal. Dated this 28th day of March, 2011 /s/ Melanie Oliver, Town Manager SUN Legal 3/30/11, 4/6/11

photo page. Our show continues to be so successful due to the dedication and spirit of our Scrap Rat members to this event with the extraordinary help of the volunteers from the community, the Q.V. Homeowners Association, the Q.V. RV Resort and the Q.V. Baptist Church. We greatly appreciate the generosity of all the quilt owners who allowed us to share their beautiful works of art and skill in order to promote interest in the history and education of quilting. We also wish to thank all of those who attended and purchased tickets for the Scrap Rats Opportunity Quilt. The Opportunity Quilt, Star Light, Star Bright, was won by Jane Norris, who

winters in Florence and comes from British Columbia,Canada.” says a representative of Queen Valley Scrap Rats. The Queen Valley Scrap Rats are a non-profit organization. Moneys raised help to support a yearly adopted charity, as well as other service projects. This year, charity funds are being donated to the Queen Valley Fire Auxiliary in the amount of $1000. “Without the community’s continued interest and participation, our charitable contributions and Show would not be possible. Thank you again from the Queen Valley Scrap Rats,” said their representative.

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Alcoholic’s Anonymous meetings, Tues, Thurs and Sunday at 6:00pm set free chapel, 89 E Main St. Superior. AA 8/29 TFN

Close Date: April 15, 2011 5:00 pm Applications are available at Superior Town Hall 234 Golf Course Rd Superior, AZ 85173

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The Town of Hayden will be accepting applications for the full time position of Accounting Clerk. The successful applicant must have an Associate’s Degree in accounting, finance or a related field and three (3) years of experience in accounting, including general ledger and payroll which includes quarterlies, taxes and W2s. This highly qualified position requires a test in assessing accounting skills and knowledge. Applications and job description are available at the Town’s Administrative Offices located at 520 N. Velasco Avenue/520-356-7801. Please submit application and resume by close of business on Friday, April 1, 2011. The Town of Hayden is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin or disability.

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This ‘n That This ‘n That listings are reserved for nonprofit groups and community announcements. All items for this column must be in The Superior Sun office BY 5 P.M. FRIDAY the week before publication on the next Wednesday. Submitting parties are responsible for the accuracy of the information given. Items will run at the sole discretion of the editors. Listings run according to space available and in date order. For a more complete listing, go online to www. FREE PRESCHOOL DEVELOPMENT SCREENING MARCH 31 Are you concerned about your child’s development? Does your child move, speak or act differently than other children the same age? The purpose of the screening is to identify children who may be disabled and in need of special services, including classroom intervention, speech or motor therapy. To make an appointment for a March 31 screening appointment, please call Maria Munoz or April Ybarra Juarez at (520) 689-3105. REMEMBER WYATT EARP IN MULTI-CITY EVENTS THROUGHOUT APRIL On April 2, in Tombstone, in honor of (China) Mary Sing, the art of Tombstone

artist Robert Sanderson and Arizona’s New York Poet, Michael Papaianni, will be presented at her former home. On the 9, in Florence, the History Hub in Florence sheds light on how laws, acts, and politics affected, and still affect, law enforcement; a multicultural parade will begin at 11 a.m.; a reenactment of the shootout at the Tunnel Saloon will be performed at noon and an inside presentation of details and causes will begin. For more information on this event and tickets to the presentation go to- On April 16, in Superior, Michael Papaianni will be at Porter’s Cafe, 404 W. Main Street, Superior, 85173 (520) 689-5003 at noon to discuss the desecration of Mattie’s gravesite. We hope you can take the time for any one or all three events to celebrate those significant personalities who helped form the backbone of Arizona and exemplify the circumstance of the United States of America, especially, along the Earp Triangle. SUPERIOR COMMUNITY PRIDE DAY On Saturday, April 2, join in on the 5th annual Superior Community Pride Day, from 7 a.m. – noon. Clean closets, yards and sheds, bring your trash to the roll-offs on Mary Drive; yard waste and tires go to transfer station. If you can’t bring it please put it out by 7 am and we’ll pick it up. No hazmat or construction material. 100 volunteers are also needed for this project.

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Please meet at the caboose at 7 am. Bring trucks and trailers if you have them. A potluck will be enjoyed at the part, at noon. There will be lots of prizes. Questions? Call Sue at 689-0218. SHS CLASS OF 1961 50TH REUNION SHS Class of 1961 will celebrate their “50th” reunion with a picnic held Saturday, April 2, 11 a.m., at Superior Town Park/ Hwy 60. Any and all old classmates invited, but, fees apply. For more information contact Joe Urquijo at 520-689-5704 or Charlie Higuera at 480-354-1944. GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR CV CLINIC The CV Superior Clinic Groundbreaking Ceremony will take place at 1134 U.S. 60, on Monday, April 4, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and light refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited to attend the ceremony. For more information please contact Evelyn Vargas, CVRMC Public Relations Director, at (928) 402-1141. LOST TRAIL WORK DAY There will be a work day for the LOST trail on Saturday, April 9. Volunteers should meet at the entrance to the old US 60 Highway at the intersection of Highway 177 and Heiner Drive. All volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, long pants/sleeves and wear sunscreen. Work gloves are also highly recommended. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers. PASTRY BINGO The Superior Girls Traveling Softball Team Outt “A” Control will be sponsoring a pastry bingo on Sunday, April 10, at 1 p.m. at the Superior Senior Center. There will be lots of pastries, crafts, soda, water, nachos, soft tacos, and meat empanadas for sale. Help support our girls. If you have any questions, contact Melissa at 520-827-0772 or email SUPERIOR 4TH ANNUAL BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT On Saturday, April 16, at the Queen Valley Golf Club, Superior’s Fourth Annual Benefit Golf Tournament will begin with a 7 a.m. registration and 8 a.m. shot gun start. Format is 3 Man Scramble. Price is $45 per player, on the day of the tournament, or $40 with pre-registration. There will be cash prizes for longest drive, closest to pin, and hole in one; raffles, food, and drink. For more information, please contact Martin Navarrette at 928-701-7451 or Art “Jap” Ramirez at 520-689-2619 or 520-827-0547 or Queen Valley Golf at 520-463-2214 WEATHER STATION WEB CAM The webcam for the Superior Highlands Weather Station is back online. You can see

it by clicking on “Weather” at the top of the Town of Superior Home Page: When the weather station website opens, scroll down to the window for “Radar, Satellite, Webcams” and click “Webcams”. The view will be of the area south of the Superior Highlands housing development. The webcam is on 24/7 and a 24 hour time-lapse video can be viewed by clicking on “View” and when the page opens, scroll down to the date you would like to view and click “View Video.” HEAD START PRESCHOOL PARENT SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE Parents with children who are currently enrolled with Early Head Start or PreSchool Head Start program in Pinal and Gila County are invited to apply for one of two scholarships in the amount of $500.The award can be applied toward attendance at a college, university or vocational institute. In addition, Head Start parents can apply the award towards a General Equivalency Degree (GED) or Child Development Associate (CDA) training and /or certification. Applications must be received by April 10. Contact Hilda Cardenas, Head Start Preschool Director at 520-689-2812, 150 Lobb Ave. for an application. HEAD START PRESCHOOL STUDENT SCHOLARHIPS AVAILABLE Students who can verify attendance at an Early Head Start or Pre-school Head Start program and receive a High School Diploma or equivalent by May 2011 are eligible to apply for one of two scholarships in the amount of $500. The award can be applied toward attendance at a college, university or vocational institute, for books, dorm room, or classes. Applications are due by 4-10-11. Contact Mrs. Hilda Cardenas 520-689-2812 or Mrs. Anna Flores 520-689-3100 for an application. BOOT CAMP EXERCISE PROGRAM IN SUPERIOR There will be a new boot camp exercise program in Superior. If interested, come into the Uptown Cafe on Main Street to sign up or for more information. The class is at 4:30 pm, every Tuesday. There is a $5 fee. Bring your own exercise mat. SUPERIOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Superior Historical Society is open on Wednesdays and Fridays, from noon until 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., depending on volunteer availability. Fund raisers include a DVD “Silver, Copper and Sweat,” The Story of Superior and a cookbook, Copper Country Cookin’, with traditional recipes and memorable pictures and story of Superior. The Bob

Jones Museum is open for most events, and, we invite all who are interested to join our membership. BINGO AT VFW POST #3584 Bingo is bigger and better, prize wise, at the VFW Post # 3584 in Superior. Come have fun on Friday nights, starting at 7 p.m. There’ll be 20 games of the regular, jackpot and special type and a snack bar, with a regular bar open from 5 p.m. WALL OF HONOR VFW Post 3584 is seeking photos of veterans and military personnel to be displayed at the VFW Post 3584 of Superior, Arizona. Past veterans, be it you or your husband, wife, father, mother, aunt, uncle, any relative or friend, we want to honor all veterans. To donate photos to be placed on the Wall of Honor, contact Debbie at 6895820 or Rene at 689-2428 or any member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3584 of Superior, Arizona. PARKS & REC CLASSES Superior Parks & Recreation offers a Tae Kwon Do class every Saturday morning at the Superior Senior Citizens Center on Main Street from 10 a.m. to noon. For registration and/or more information, come to the Senior Center on Saturday or contact Parks & Recreation Director Barbara Arriola at 520-827-0052. BINGO AT ARBORETUM APARTMENTS The Arboretum Apartments in Superior have bingo on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse. They play 18 regular games and two black out for prizes. They have an intermission with snack and punch. Come and have fun. ZUMBA® A Zumba® exercise class is being offered to the community by on Monday and Wednesday nights at the Superior Senior Center. Contact Parks & Recreation Supervisor Barbara Arriola at 520-827-0052 for details. QUEEN VALLEY SCRAP RATS The Queen Valley Scrap Rats, a chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild, meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Queen Valley Baptist Church at 241 North Queen Anne Drive. All levels of quilting experience are welcome and would-be quilters can get help getting started. Classes are offered in quilting, an annual quilt show that is held every March is planned and contributions are made to charitable groups. Quilting information and tips are offered as well as a Sew & Tell session at every meeting. The yearly dues are $5 for the Chapter and

$30 for the Arizona Quilters Guild. For more information, call Norma Kanzig at 480-463-2089.


Continued from page 1 utility assistance. Although they’re out of Eloy, they provide assistance to people throughout the county. With so many services and communities, Beverly herself is still learning everything the United Way and Pinal County has to offer. She’s been reading up on the county and traveling around visiting people and communities. “I’m trying to get caught up and learn what this United Way is doing in every community. We’re running a couple programs out of our office and some don’t do that,” she said. United Way of Pinal County runs three programs: Friend, Family and Neighbors Caregivers Outreach Project, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), and Success by Six. Beverly has a lot of work to do but she’s up to the challenge. “I’m just happy to be here,” she said. “I’m representing Pinal County and I’m going to serve it.”


Continued from page 1 event seeks to end senior hunger in America by the year 2020. Senior nutrition programs across the United States like Superior Home Delivered Meals need support from elected officials such as Mayor Hing to continue to provide the nutritious food and human support seniors rely on. The Superior Senior Center is part of the Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens. Its mission is to aid area seniors in achieving and maintaining self-sufficiency “with dignity and to offer choices of appropriate care by providing a wide range of community and home based services.” The Superior Senior Center is located at 360 W. Main Street in Superior. It’s phone number is 520-689-5182. For more information on the Pinal-Gila Council on Senior Citizens, the Area Agency on Agency for Pinal and Gila Counties, AZ, visit

WELLNESS Continued from page 3 In a tinted glass container, slice open vanilla beans and scrape out the inner black fragrant paste as well as you can. Use as many vanilla beans as desired. About five beans will make 1/4 oz oil, so 20 beans is good for 1 oz. (It is best to do this when the vanilla beans are as fresh as possible, usually right after you have bought them from the store, or store beans immediately in vacuum sealed jars until ready to use.) Cut up the remaining outer shells of vanilla beans into small pieces and add to the glass container. Pour alcohol over beans, just enough to soak and cover them leaving about 1/4 inch liquid free on top. Too much alcohol will leave an alcoholic smell to the end product. Leave tinted bottle in a cool, dark area to sit, covered, and extract the vanilla essence for about two to three weeks. Open and agitate every so often, checking the odor for the strength of vanilla scent. At this point, you may if you wish heat the mixture instead of letting it sit for three weeks. Heating often speeds up the extraction process, and it is possible to accomplish the complete extraction within a few days instead of three weeks. Put the mixture in an open glass container, such as a Pyrex measuring cup or beaker, and heat it over an electric range or hotplate-- or inside an oven, never over a flame as alcohol fumes are flammable--and always in a well ventilated area (windows open). Heat on low for one hour, keeping a close eye on it and stirring occasionally. Let the liquid cool in the tinted glass container for a few days to a week in a cool, dark place, such as a cabinet. When the scent of the alcohol has faded and the vanilla scent is strong, test the extraction on your skin and wait a few seconds, then smell. If it doesn’t have a distinct scent of vanilla, let it stand another week in the cabinet. If it does have a distinct scent, strain alcohol using cheesecloth, a finely grated tea strainer, or even a woman’s pantyhose (white or nude). The pantyhose actually work the best and strain out very fine particles quickly. The alcohol based liquid, though not the end product, can be utilized in perfume making, as it is now a vanilla scented base note. Don’t waste it. Take the particulate and vanilla pieces from the strainer and put back into tinted glass container, this time pouring jojoba oil over them. Use about double the amount of jojoba as there is vanilla bean slush. Leave this mixture to sit in a cool, dry place for another week or until the oil is well scented with vanilla. Strain, and use oil as one would a fragrance oil, or as a perfume of its own. In order not to be wasteful, the vanilla bean slush leftover in the strainer can be used again and again in this manner, leaving it to sit in either alcohol or jojoba oil. Since it has been soaked adequately in alcohol first, the vanilla beans have a stronger essence and can be added to oils easier than if they hadn’t been soaked in alcohol. Be creative and mix your homemade vanilla oil with other fragrances. Myrrh goes very well with it, as well as sandalwood and some citrus notes. If you make this bring it by and let me take a sniff. Until next time, WooHoo! Selma

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