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Lorenzo L. Arroyos

August 10, 1924 - February 26, 2013 Lorenzo L. Arroyos, 88, was born in Solomonville, Arizona on Aug. 10, 1924. He passed away Feb. 26, 2013. He is survived by his sons, Louie Arroyos (Mary Lou) and Danny Arroyos, along with five grandchildren, Joanne, Linda, Danny, Arturo, and Nicole; two greatgrandchildren, Mackenzie and Louis. He is also survived by brothers, Andres and Esmiel Arroyos, and many family and friends who loved him. Services were held on Friday, March 1, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Superior with the viewing at 9 a.m., and the Rosary and Mass following at 9:30. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 6063 E. Arbor Ave., Bldg. 3, Mesa, AZ 85206. An online guestbook may be signed at www.

Lorenzo L. Arroyos

Last night, one of our neighbors cried herself to sleep. She was slapped, punched or choked by someone that she loves— again. She thinks that she has done something to deserve being abused, but, nobody deserves to be hurt, physically or mentally, by anyone else! Especially by someone you love or trust. Today, her abuser will tell her how sorry he is. He will promise her that he will never hit her again. She will want to believe him and forgive him, because she loves him. He has convinced her, over

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Find us at Follow us at Published each Wednesday in Superior, Arizona by Copper Area News Publishers. Subscription rates in advance: $35.50 per year or $31.50 for 6 months in Pinal County; $40.50 per year or $36.50 for 6 months elsewhere in the U.S. Change of address should be sent to the publishers at P.O. Box 579, Kearny, AZ 85137. Member: Arizona Newspaper Association, National Newspaper Association. Second class postage is paid at Superior, Arizona. Postmaster: Address changes to The Superior Sun, P.O. Box 579, Kearny, AZ 85137.

Telephone (520) 363-5554 or (520) 689-2436 Fax (520) 363-9663 “There are numerous countries in the world where the politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. There is no country in the world where the press has seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians”

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time, that she has nowhere else to go and they have moved away from her family and close friends. No one else wants her. Nobody else loves her. The pattern of abuse and control will probably continue until she leaves or something happens to stop him. Although physical abuse is against the law, the victim seldom reports the incident, because of love for the abuser or fear of retribution. Domestic violence and domestic abuse are patterns of behavior that are used to exert power and control over the victim. The abuse can take many forms, such as emotional, physical, isolation, financial, psychological or sexual. The victims are of all ages, races, sexes, cultures, religions, educational background, employment situations and marital status. Anyone can be a victim. The pattern of abuse will continue until the cycle is broken. And don’t be mistaken: domestic abuse exists in our communities. It exists in the lives of our sisters, brothers and friends. It can be in any home, in any neighborhood. Chances are pretty good that you know someone that is being abused. Someone you know is living in fear every day. A relative, a friend or neighbor is in a situation that could be life



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threatening. What can we do to stop the pain? How do we let them know there is hope? How can we help someone escape from the fear of physical abuse? Get information. Give support. Volunteer. Our community has a resource center for victims of domestic violence and domestic abuse. We have trained advocates and can give confidential assistance to victims of abuse, and information about breaking the cycle of abuse. If you need help, or would like more information, call the Safe Journey House at 520-3854970 or 1-855-385-4970 toll free. Help end the violence. Get help, if you are a victim. /s/ Michie Smith Advocate for Victims of Domestic Abuse Safe Journey House San Manuel

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. Feb. 22 Ronald Lee Watson, 44, Apache Junction, was arrested in the area of Highway 60 and Highway 177, Superior, on three warrants for interfering with judicial proceedings. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail in Florence. Feb. 23 Brittany Star Rawlings, 20, Superior, was arrested in the area of Brown and Stone, Superior, and was charged with Sheriff, Page 18

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Curis Resources releases new in-situ copper process video FLORENCE, Ariz. – Following the recent release of a positive Prefeasibility Study demonstrating the economic and technical viability of the Florence Copper Project, Curis Resources (Arizona) Inc. today released its new corporate video, Changing the Way Copper is Made. The video outlines the process of in-situ copper recovery (ISCR), how the Phase 1 production test facility (PTF) at Florence Copper will be operated responsibly, how local and regional ground water quality will be protected, and how Florence Copper represents a significant

near-term economic development opportunity for the Town of Florence and the surrounding region. “This video provides an excellent overview of how Florence Copper will produce copper safely and efficiently, using reliable and advanced technologies,” said Dan Johnson, Vice President and General Manager of Florence Copper. “This video is a great tool that we will use to continue to engage with the public, local officials, and our neighbors about Florence Copper and the benefits we will bring to the community, county, and

the state.” Florence Copper is focused on working with local community members, elected officials, government regulators and other stakeholders to share information and address any concerns as the project advances. Florence Copper continues to offer site

FLORENCE, AZ – Late last month, Pinal County Assessor Douglas Wolf delivered the 2013 official report of property values to the Pinal County Budget office. The number for 2013 was slightly over $18 billion, a decline of over $900 million

from last year’s figure of $18.9 billion. The total for 2013 also included $364.7 million in new construction. There were 247,931 parcels and accounts in this year’s report compared to 247,526 in 2012. As required by state

law, the values for 2013 were based on real estate sales from 2010 and 2011. Property values were still weak for those years, which accounts in part for the decline of the 2013 abstract. “While we are currently Assessor, Page 18

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tours of the project operations as part of a commitment to providing open-door access to the Florence Copper site and its technical experts. The weekly tours are designed to allow visitors

to come away with a better understanding of how Florence Copper will be operating its test facility safely and responsibly. For more detailed information on the results of the Prefeasibility Study,

please refer to Florence Copper’s Feb. 13 news release at FlorenceCopper. com. To take a tour, please contact our community office at 520-868-8060 or online at sitetours@

Assessor delivers 2013 property values abstract to Pinal County

Correction In last week’s Sun, the date of the St. Francis Fiestas Golf Tournament was listed as March 11. This was in error. The tourney is set for Saturday, June 29, at the Queen Valley Golf Course started at 7 a.m. The next Fiesta Committee meeting is set for 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Center on March 11. The committee meeting is an open meeting, and all those wanting to help in any capacity with the annual St. Francis Fiestas Patrias are strongly encouraged to attend this Monday’s meeting.


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Medical Marijuana: Pinal County Wellness Center one step closer to final approval

By Mila Besich-Lira The Pinal County Board of

Supervisors will be meeting on March 27 at 9 am and

will have a hearing regarding a Special Use Permit to operate the Pinal County Wellness Center which will be a medical marijuana dispensary in Duddleyville. The permit has already

been approved by Pinal County Planning and Zoning and will need approval by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to move forward for development. The application has been

submitted by Paul Shaub and Glenn Wilt, who is the land owner for this facility. A public notice placed in the Copper Basin News by Pinal County suggests that local residents help to

inform other residents who may not see the notice of the upcoming hearing. For more information on the permit or hearing you can view the application online at:

Clean Elections Commissioner Laird takes office, Commissioner Daniels resigns

According to the submitted application, there are 73 medical marijuana authorization cards in the Community Health Action Area (CHAA) #94 as of August 13, 2012. The CHAA area will serve Dudleyville, San Manuel, Oracle as well as other surrounding communities. (File photo)

PHOENIX -- Mitchell Laird has joined the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, filling the seat vacated by Jeffery Fairman, whose term had expired. Laird attended his first Commission meeting this morning. Laird, a Republican from Maricopa County, was appointed to a five-year term by Gov. Jan Brewer. He is a successful business owner and an attorney with more than 30 years of experience practicing law.

As one vacant seat was filled, another became open. The Commission announced this morning that Commissioner Lori Daniels resigned shortly before her term was to expire. A search for Daniels’ replacement is underway. Daniels, a Republican from Maricopa County, was appointed in 2008 to serve a five-year term by then-Secretary of State Brewer. “The Commission and staff appreciate the




hard work and time Lori Daniels has provided over the past five years,” said Chair Louis Hoffman. “While we’re sorry to see Lori go, we are happy to welcome Mitchell Laird to the Commission. We look forward to his contributions in the coming years.” Anyone interested in Daniels’ seat can apply to the Office of Boards and Commissions. The law governing the Citizens Clean Elections Commission requires that “no more than two members of

the commission shall be members of the same political party. No more than two members of the commission shall be residents of the same county.” Because of the makeup of the Commission, the person replacing Daniels will have to reside in a county other than Maricopa or Pima, and cannot be a Republican. Since Gov. Brewer made the most recent appointment, the next selection to the Commission is required Seat, Page 18

A new landfill has been approved or hadn't you heard? Right now, government officials have to publish their intentions in the newspaper, including where they intend to build facilities you don’t want down the block. But that will change if some politicians get their way. They want to put public notices online instead, buried on some little-seen, rarely visited government website. Don’t let the government keep you in the dark.

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What’s in a number? How Romney By Matt Haldane Copper Area News A recent push in Virginia to apportion electoral votes by district instead of relying on its current winner-take-all system in presidential elections has revived a debate that has been off and on for much of the United States’ history: What is the fairest way to elect the President of the United States? Many American voters dislike the United States Electoral College. While few people can make sense of why the U.S. does not rely on the national popular vote to determine the president, changing the Constitution is a tough and controversial thing to do. Smaller states have traditionally liked the idea

of the Electoral College because it gives them a proportionally larger voice in the election. States with fewer people have a larger share of electoral votes per person. What has emerged, however, is tight and tense campaigning in a small number of “battle ground” or “swing” states. This has left people wondering whether Maine and Nebraska have the right idea by divvying up their votes by congressional district and giving their remaining two electoral votes, one for each senator, to the candidate who wins the state’s popular vote. Virginia State Senator Bill Carrico might have had fairness in mind when he proposed a bill to do something

similar, but concerns about a Republican power grab may have ultimately killed the bill. Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have also considered similar bills and they, like Virginia, all have Republican governors in states that voted for President Barack Obama last November. Such an apportionment of electoral votes would have benefited Mitt Romney in states where he received no electoral votes, but in Arizona, Obama would have walked away with at least three additional votes. An important difference in the Virginia bill compared with how Maine and Nebraska operate is that Carrico sought to give

the remaining two votes to the candidate who won the most districts instead of the popular vote. That would have given Romney nine of Virginia’s 13 electoral votes. However, even if the last two votes were given to the popular vote winner, an amendment offered by Carrico before the bill was killed, Virginia still would have given seven votes to Romney and six to Obama. In fact, if the whole country operated under that system, Romney would have won the election 276 to 262, according to an estimate by political scientist Alan Abramowitz at the Center for Politics. Completely accurate numbers for congressional

district results can be hard to parse out since most states do not report those numbers for the presidential election. The numbers are not relevant to states that operate under a winner-take-all system unless, of course, someone is trying to figure out the impact of switching to a different system. The advantage for Romney is not surprising given that rural areas tend to favor the Republican candidate. The U.S. looks very red or Republican when looking at maps color-coded by county. Counties are smaller than congressional districts and might better represent voting trends in rural areas. Democrats, however,

have a strong advantage in urban areas, where 80.7 percent of the country’s population resides, according to the 2010 census. Urbanized areas, classified by the Census Bureau as urban areas with 50,000 or more people, make up 71.2 percent of the population. A switch to the congressional district method would give rural voters a bigger advantage in the Electoral College than what they have currently. While Arizona has had relatively slim margins in the popular vote in recent general elections, the state remains a Republican stronghold. According to The Atlantic, Phoenix is one of the few major cities to vote for Romney in

By Matt Haldane Copper Area News To many, the United States Electoral College system seems like an antiquated voting mechanism that has no place in the Information Age. With computers and modern communication, it is easy to get accurate election results quickly, which leaves people confused as to why the country does not use a national popular vote to elect the president. In historical context, it is not such a tragedy that we wound up with the Electoral College. Having the president elected by congress was a serious consideration at the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The Electoral College system (as it would come to be called in the 20th

century) was proposed as a compromise between that and a popular vote. The Constitution allows each state a number of electors equal to its number of representatives in congress (the number of representatives in the House plus its two senators). The members of the House are determined by a state’s congressional districts. Arizona has nine districts, so it has nine House representatives. With its two senators, Arizona has a total of 11 electoral votes. These electors are the people we are actually voting for and the electors vote for the president. Today, 26 states and Washington, D.C. (which was granted 3 electoral votes by the 23rd Amendment in 1961) have passed laws

binding their electors to either the party or candidate who won each district. Arizona has not passed such a law but has never had a problem with rogue electors. This system has advantaged smaller states from the beginning, giving them a disproportionately larger number of representatives relative to their populations. Smaller states were quick to support this system because they believed it would keep larger states from dominating public policy. Today, critics worry that the Electoral College system has given undue influence to swing states like Ohio, where recent candidates have launched relentless campaign efforts. With the 2010 Supreme Court

decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission lifting certain restrictions

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could have been president 2012, joining Oklahoma City, Fort Worth and Salt Lake City. The state also has a Republican state legislature and a Republican governor. There does not seem to be much support for divvying up votes by district. “The major complaint I hear is (voters) want it to be the popular vote,” said State Senator Barbara McGuire, a Democrat from Legislative District 8. “They’re discontent for the most part with the electoral vote process.” McGuire was not convinced that Democrats taking away some votes in Arizona would be a net positive. “I don’t see that there would be an advantage,” she said, adding that the

decision is ultimately up to the voters. “If voters want this changed, then it’s something that they’re going to have to push for collectively.” Ultimately, fairness is hard to gauge. Voting by district would get rid of the swing state dynamic, but it would create swing districts. There would be many more competitive districts than there are states and voters might feel like their vote matters more if the candidate they want to win just has to win their district. Campaigning would also be altered. Presidential candidates would likely start to focus on certain districts rather than certain states. This might make gerrymandering, or

manipulating redistricting to favor a certain party, even more competitive. Arizona redistricting is handled by an independent commission, but in 2011, Governor Jan Brewer and the state senate threw out the commission leader Chairwoman Colleen Mathis for gross misconduct. By November of that year, the Arizona Supreme Court had overturned that decision, reinstating Mathis. Arizona redistricting might be less partisan than in other states as a result, but the fairness of the congressional district method remains an open question. A study out of the Department of Statistics and Political Science at

Columbia University claims that apportionment by district is actually less fair to the candidates as it reinforces a partisan bias that is statistically insignificant under our current model or a popular vote. The authors note, though, that “voters in states that strongly favor one candidate might have plenty to gain by changing to a district-based method, if their districts are suitably competitive, just as voters in competitive states might have far less impact if they live in an uncompetitive district and this change were made.” For now, the move toward district apportionment seems to have subsided. The bill in Virginia is dead and

Representative Paul Ryan has come out against any similar changes in Wisconsin. Any momentum the movement once had is gone. It remains a rare event that the winner of the popular vote does not also get a majority of the electoral votes. McGuire

said there is no movement in the Arizona Senate to change the electoral process here. She made it clear that the choice should be left to the voters, but who wants the change? “My opinion is if it ain’t broke don’t fix it,” McGuire said.

that it makes it more likely that candidates would not get a majority of the votes, leaving the outcome of the election to the House of Representatives. This is a very remote possibility, though. This has only happened once, when the election of 1800 ended in a tie, and it has never happened under modern election rules. When the Constitution was still relatively new and had far more kinks to be ironed out, one of the flaws was to allow electors to vote for two candidates for president. This was meant to increase the possibility that one candidate would receive a majority of the electoral votes, but the rise of political parties was not anticipated at the time. Vice presidents were also elected by

having the second largest number of electoral votes, so they were not voted for separately. This changed with the 12th Amendment. The election of 1800 saw Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr (you may know him as the only sitting vice president to kill a man when he shot Alexander Hamilton in a duel) tie with 73 electoral votes each. The House decided on Jefferson only after Hamilton wrote letters trying to convince members of congress that Jefferson was the lesser of two evils (the rivalry between Burr and Hamilton had a long history by this point). So it went that the United States survived its only tie in the electoral college. Today, presidents and vice presidents are elected separately,

although in practice the presidential candidate chooses his vice president and the electors follow. Now that the country has 50 states and 538 electoral votes, the likelihood of a tie is very slim. Champions of allocating electoral votes by district think it would make campaigns more competitive and might even give some hope for third party candidates. Even so, the odds of an election

ending without a majority of electoral votes remains improbable. For various reasons, however, states continue to try to change how electoral votes are doled out. It usually comes down to party politics. Apportioning votes by congressional district always seems most appealing to the party that most recently lost a presidential election. The National Conference of State

Legislatures notes on its website that “since the highly controversial 2000 presidential election, bills have been introduced in every state in the country to change the process for selecting electors.” Most of these bills proposed between 2001 and 2006 focused on the congressional district method. In 2004, Colorado proposed dividing its votes up according to the proportion of the popular

vote going to each candidate. None of the proposed changes passed and today Maine and Nebraska remain the only two states that apportion votes by congressional district and not the popular vote. The 2008 election remains the only one in which a state—Nevada—divided its votes between the two candidates. Obama received one electoral vote from the state.

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Mike McKee named Grand Marshal for 25th Annual Apache Leap Mining Fest Parade

By Mila Besich-Lira What makes a grand marshal? Parades throughout the world usually feature a grand marshal to lead the parade. This honor usually goes to someone who has given of their time and service to a cause or issue. They may have fought a heroic battle or maybe they just stood up for what was right in this world. A grand marshal is usually a legendary person. A person most wish they could emulate. There is no better resident of Superior who has met all of those grand marshal challenges than Mike McKee. McKee

is a lifelong resident of Superior and 1963 graduate of Superior High School and will serve as the the grand marshal for the 25th Annual Apache Leap Mining Festival Parade. After high school he gave four years of his youth to serving the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Florida and Texas where he worked as a heavy equipment operator. Following his service in the Air Force, McKee worked as a mechanic at Magma Motors, where he was well known for working on the cars of Superior residents and businesses. In 1978

Mike took a job as heavy equipment mechanic for Kennecott Copper/ ASARCO. He worked there for 25 years until he retired in 2002. Mike’s retirement was not the easiest time in his life. While most plan on enjoying more leisure time, Mike found himself up against a fight for his life. He spent many of his first years of retirement fighting Multiple Myeloma Cancer. During his treatment of this first battle he endured two stem cell transplants. He remained Cancer free and in remission for 10 years. In late 2012, he was diagnosed once again with Multiple Myeloma Cancer,

and he continues his fight today. During his retirement Mike has enjoyed “running around with my good friend Lorenzo ‘FatMan’ Arroyos,” he said. The two were often seen visiting on the porch of Lorenzo’s home where they kept track of everyone who was out and about on Main St. Mike recently laid his good friend to rest. Volunteering and working within the community has also been an important part of Mike’s life. He is the Co-Founder of Superior Has Heart and over the last five years they have raised $50,000 for the American Cancer Society. Mike is

also a regular volunteer at the Caboose Visitor Center. Every Thursday he greets visitors to Superior and he even has a regular following of visitors who come to hear about the stories of his youth and the early beginnings of Superior when his family first settled in the area. In addition to his fundraising and volunteer time at the Caboose, he has served multiple terms as a board of director for the Superior Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Red Bear Outfitters. Mike also served as the president of Superior Saddle Club and was a board member for the Gila Racing Association Board of Directors. Mike has been a longtime advocate and community stakeholder for the Resolution Copper Project and spent countless hours with his friend Albo Guzman collecting signatures in support of the project and visiting with residents and other elected officials about the importance of the project to the people of Superior. The Superior Sun asked Mike about his proudest moment of living in Superior and what he sees for the future of Superior. “The proudest moment I remember was celebrating the Centennial of Superior, during that event we were able to bring the rodeo back and celebrate with so many people,” Mike explained. In the future he would like to see Superior grow “maybe have 500 more residents, some new businesses and a Walgreens would be nice,”

he said. His advice to future generation of Superior: “Learn everything you can, go to school and get an education,” he said. When he isn’t volunteering, fundraising or advocating Mike enjoys spending time with his family. He is married to Deb McKee and he has two daughters, a stepdaughter and two granddaughters. “I enjoy spending time with my family, my sisters, my Aunt Patricia and my favorite nephew Nathan,” he explained. Nathan joined his uncle Mike during the interview and he also agreed that he enjoys spending time with his uncle Mike especially at Porter’s. NASCAR racing is one of his favorite sports and you will often find Mike helping to organize local car shows. One of his most memorable life moments was getting to drive NASCAR race car at Phoenix International Raceway. There is no doubt about it that Mike is a legendary resident of Superior. Celebrate this honor with Mike at the 25th Annual Apache Leap Mining Festival Parade at 10 am on Main St. this Saturday, March 9, 2013. Author’s Note: There is no better person to receive this honor. Mike has been a great friend to many and I personally always cherish the time he spends sharing stories with me especially those about my grandfather and great grandmother who I never got to meet. Congrats, Mike! - Mila

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Saturday, March 23, 2013, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Omya Arizona will host an open house event at its Superior Plant – to include free plant tours and information, technical exhibits, refreshments and more! Open to the public! Come and see what we do. • Walking Plant Tours – Suitable for ages 12 & up • Product Displays and Information • Fluorescent Mineral Display • Displays of Heavy Equipment • Hamburgers & Hot Dogs for Purchase – all proceeds to benefit Superior Schools • Visitor parking will be available at the Superior High School. • Transportation will be provided to and from Omya.


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March 8,


5 pm ............. Carnival opens. Brown’s Amusements. 6:30-9 pm ..... Hector Youtsey & His Santana Tribute Band

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Throughout the Day: Visit the Abandoned Mine Safety Exhibit noon ............. Chihuahua Races

Superior Chamber of Commerce invites you to Discover Superior ... From Silver to Copper! Enjoy the Festival

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Town of Superior Present the 25th Annual:

Discover Superior ... From Silver to Copper 9 & 10


Sunday, March 10th

10 am............ Carnival Opens 10:30 am ....... Pet Pageant 11:30-1 ........... Talent Show noon ............. Carol Schumacher, Author & Historian, speaks about early mining that created Superior noon-2 pm .... Keri Richards, Stiltwalker, Strolls Main St. 1-3 pm .......... Panning for Copper – Kids 10 and Under 1-3 pm .......... Youth Mining Competition – 12 to 17 Years 1-1:30 pm ...... Wyatt Earp – The Legendary Wyatt Earp’s role in Tombstone

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OPEN LETTER TO OUR SUPERIOR NEIGHBORS Dear Neighbor, Late last month at its regularly scheduled meeting, the Superior Town Council voted to terminate a long-term Mutual Benefits Agreement it has with Resolution Copper Mining and withdraw its unqualified support for the land exchange bill recently re-introduced in Congress. We have enjoyed the continuing support of the vast majority of the residents of Superior since we embarked on the Resolution Copper project in 2004. That support has never been more evident than in the days since the Town Council’s action. We are sincerely grateful for the numerous expressions of support extended on our behalf to local, county, state and federal elected officials by local residents, businesses and community organizations. We received similar expressions of support when we announced the ramp-down of shaft sinking and drilling operations and the layoff of 400 workers late last year because of reduced funding from our parent company. The decision resulted from uncertainty in the regulatory and permitting environment. We sadly have seen 212 of our friends and coworkers leave the project since that announcement was made. We expect to finish 2013 with about 140 employees and contractors – down from our 2012 high of more than 540 workers. This has been a difficult period for the town and us, and we are genuinely grateful for the kind words and numerous expressions of support Superior residents have given our employees during this time. To put it simply: The land exchange equals jobs. Its success would lead to 10 years of construction involving an average of 3,000 workers followed by at least 40 years of operations with an expected workforce of 1,400. An additional 2,300 direct and induced jobs will be created by the mine. This, of course, will come only after the project has been through the extensive environmental review required under the National Environmental Policy Act. We expect the review process to begin this year when we submit a Mine Plan of Operations to the U.S. Forest Service. We appreciate the serious financial situation the Town finds itself in, and we have responded with help where we can. This has included advancing, in the summer of 2012, more than $200,000 in 2013 commitments we have with the town, including $100,000 related to the Mutual Benefits Agreement. We also are funding the services of an independent financial expert who has been reviewing the town’s financial situation and is nearing completion of her report, which she expects to soon share with the Council and residents. We know the Council’s recent actions are not entirely reflective of town residents’ opinions. We are meeting with town officials to better understand and address the issues. We do not believe any of the issues are insurmountable, and we are optimistic they can be resolved to the Town Council’s and company’s mutual satisfaction. Despite these unfortunate circumstances, we will continue to fund and participate in Town, education, community organizations and activities that make Superior a great place in which to live and work. We are resolved to seeing this project through. The road ahead has challenges, but we know the road is best traveled by working together, and we aim to do just that. Thank you again for your support.

Sincerely, Andrew Taplin Project Director

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Superior Little League Update: March 6, 11 last days to sign up By Mila Besich-Lira The days are getting longer and warmer which means that not only is Spring in the air but it also means that Little League season will be starting soon. The first T-Ball game of the 2013 season is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, and the Opening Day and parade for the

other leagues will be held in April. The league has two more registration dates scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, and Monday, March 11. The registration dates will be held at the Superior Junior-Senior High School and will be held from 5:30 pm-7 pm. All players must be registered by March 11, 2013.

The League is still looking for volunteers and coaches. If you are interested in volunteering or need to register your child please contact China Denogean at 480-215-3116 or Martin Navarrette at 928-7017451. You can also help support the Superior Little League by becoming a sponsor or participating in one of

Horseshoe, cornhole tournaments this weekend to benefit local causes By Mila Besich-Lira Are you looking for some competitive fun this weekend? If you are you can try your skills

Arboretum spring plant sale opens March 8 to members, March 9-24 to all Spring Plant Sale at Boyce Thompson Arboretum opens next weekend; now’s the time for a walk around your house and property and let it speak to you about what’s missing. Could your front porch benefit from a columnar and well-behaved San Pedro cactus that would welcome your guests with its butlerlike stature? Are some of your succulent plants crying out with plaintive calls for replacement from the ultracold temperatures they were subjected to this winter? And what about that southeast corner of your block wall Sale, Page 17

at tossing horseshoes or beanbags this weekend. Saturday the Superior Optimist Club will host a Horseshoe Tournament benefitting the Richard Castaneda Scholarship fund and the Superior Little League will host a Cornhole Tournament Sunday benefitting the Little League. The Horseshoe tournament will be held on Saturday, March 9, behind the Superior Senior Center. Registration will begin at 11 am with the tournament starting at 1

pm. Registration is $20 per team. Pre-register for the tournament by calling Olga Lopez at 520-8274119. The Superior Little League will host a Cornhole Tournament on Sunday, March 10, at the lot next to Felicia’s Ice Cream Shop. Registration is $30 per team and will begin at 11 am. The tournament will begin at noon. To pre-register for the Cornhole Tournment call China Denogean at 480-215-3116 or Sonia Estatico 520-827-9771.

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their upcoming fundraisers. On Sunday, March 10, they will host a Cornhole Tournament at Felicia’s Ice Cream Shop and on Sunday, April 7, the League

will host its Sixth Annual Golf Tournament in Queen Valley. Registration is $45 per player and will begin at 7 am. The three man scramble will have

a shotgun start at 8 am. To pre-register for the tournament please contact Martin Navarrette at 928701-7451 or Art “Jap” Ramirez at 520-827-0941.

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Panthers tamed by Bearcats in Padilla Tournament game By Andrew Luberda Copper Area News Bearcats left-handed starter Alex Carrera pitched a complete game in 10-2 victory over the Superior Panthers. The Bearcats and Panthers squared off in the Joe S. Padilla Tournament at Florence High School.

The Bearcats offense scored in each of the first three innings, including four runs in the first. Carrera took the mound with a 4-0 lead, which was more than he needed. Pounding the strike zone was a key to his strong performance. “First pitch strike. I [had

to] establish it,” Carrera said. “First pitch strike and do whatever coach told me to.” Panthers coach Billy Duarte acknowledged Carrera was sharp. “I have to give [Carrera] credit because he’s a pretty darn good pitcher,” Duarte said.

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While Coach Duarte knew the opposing pitcher did well, but he also thought his team’s pitcher, Caesar Villalobos, had a good outing. “I think he would have done even better if we would’ve cut balls off in the outfield like we are supposed to,” Duarte said. The Bearcats offense was dominant. Shortstop Dominic Bravo led the attack with two triples in the game. “Those kids put the bat on the ball today,” he said. Coach Duarte said it’s early in the season and there is still work to be done, including looking for more pitching. “I’m trying to find pitching. That’s what I’m trying to do,” he said. “I’m going to have everyone throw and take a look at everybody. I’m just trying to find some people who can eat up innings. That’s basically what we’re going to have to do this year.” He doesn’t seem as concerned about the team’s hitting. He believes it’s only a matter of time before the Panthers’ bats get hot.

“The sticks will come around when it counts,” he said. Trailing 8-0 after three innings, Bearcats pitcher Alex Carrera surrendered his first run of the game in the fourth as the Panthers scored on a passed ball. The Panthers plated their final run of the game as

Carrera experienced some trouble in the fifth. The Panthers led off the inning by reaching on an error. The next batter, Caesar Villalobos, reached on a HBP. Following a flyout and strikeout, the Panthers scored their final run of the game after the Bearcats second error of the inning.

Superior Sun Athlete of the Week

Christine Grap SENIOR – SUPERIOR HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL AND SOFTBALL POSITIONS: OPP, G, & P-INF-OF When did you start playing sports and why? When I was younger. I grew up with a single father and my brother. With them, sports was [part of] life. Who, or what, inspires you to be the best you can be? My dad inspires me to be the best I can be in all I do. What are your plans after graduation? Enlist in the Army Reserve and continue my education in criminal justice. I want you to finish this sentence: “My greatest athletic memory at Superior HS is …” When I helped my team make it to state in softball. What is something people would be surprised to know about you? I started pitching alone in my backyard as a little girl and continued through high school.

Do you have a quote or a phrase you like to refer to that helps get through difficult times or provides inspiration? Why? Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strength when you go through hardship and decide not to surrender. That is true strength. Do you want to suggest an Athlete of the Week? Contact sports@sevledger. com.

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Pastor’s Corner – What’s in a name? By Rev. Dennis Van Gorp Family Life Christian Center From Psalm 27, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; He is the stronghold of my life. When evil comes against me, when enemies attack me; they will stumble and fall. My heart will not fear and I will be confident.” God has what are called, compound names. They are descriptive of who God is and what He does.

These fit into this passage very well. JehovahTsidkenu means, the Lord our righteousness. He has provided our salvation, keeping us safe from the effects of sin. Jehovah-Nissi means, the Lord is my banner. He covers me and protects me from whatever comes against me. JehovahShalom means, the Lord sends peace. He calms my fears and frustrations, so that my heart and mind are







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Rotary recognizes February Students of the Month The Superior Rotary Club recognized the students of the month from Superior Junior Senior High School. This month the students of the month are Lindsay Duarte, Jesse Aguilar, Ashley Lira and Ricardo Ybarra. The students were treated to lunch at Los Hermanos Restaurant and were able to meet the members of Rotary and introduce themselves.

Rotary President Roy Chavez explained that the students were selected by the staff and teachers at the high school based on their citizenship, leadership, academics and involvement in school activities. Lindsay Duarte is a sophomore at SHS. She is the Daughter of Billy Duarte and Carmen Chaidez and has two younger siblings, Ryland and


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Noel. She enjoys school and plans on becoming a food health inspector after high school. She plays volleyball, basketball, softball and is a member of FCCLA, DECA, National Honor Society, and Math Club. Jesse Aguilar is a Senior at SHS. He is the son of Tommy and Cassie Aguilar. After high school graduate he plans on attending Central Arizona College to become a registered nurse. During his high school career he has played football, and basketball. Jesse is also employed by the Town of Superior where he works as a lifeguard and handles the pool maintenance. He is a member of FCCLA, serves as the Math Club President, and is the National Honor Society, Vice

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Lira. She is a seventh grader and has an older brother, Jose. She was a member of the Jr. High Football Spiritline and also played basketball. She has played in the Superior Little League program since she was five and is also a member of FCCLA and volunteers at many community events with her family. Ricardo Ybarra is the son of Sara Elizabeth and Na-


than Ybarra and has several brothers and sisters. He is a seventh grader that gets good grades. He would like to be a lawyer or movie director when he gets older. The Superior Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at Noon at Los Hermanos. If you are intersted in participating in the Superior Rotary Club please contact Roy Chavez at 520-827-9133.


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where the rabbits ate all of your ice plants on the fourth of July last summer? These needs should be satisfied sooner rather than later; the window of opportunity for planting before the heat sets in is narrowing at a harrowing rate. The cool temps of March and April fly by in a flash; that’s why Boyce Thompson Arboretum schedules the Spring Plant Sale to start Friday, March 8, with our members only preview sale. This gives plant lovers plenty of seasonal lead time, and gives BTA members first crack at the growing plant selection that is increasing daily as new shipments are delivered. You’ll get first dibs on a diverse selection of desertadapted, drought-tolerant plants that are sure to fill the niche, microclimate, decorative container, back yard bathtub, or any other planting location that’s waiting to be planted. And the sale opens to everyone March 9, continuing daily through March 24. Spring is the season of flowers, and you’ll find plenty of flowering aloes,

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penstemons, lantanas, emu bushes, verbenas, mescal beans, salvias, ice plants – the list goes on and on. Watch for a complete list on BTA’s website (http:// in the next week, once all of our new shipments are received. And BTA members receive 20% off all plants throughout the sale, and 20% off plants plus books and gifts during the first weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Read more on the website above; connect online at boycethompsonarboretum.

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• SUPERIOR DAY CARE CENTER Superior Day Care Center is coming soon! For more information, call 520-827-0052. • MAGMA CLUB The Magma Club is open for rental. Contact the Town of Superior at 520-689-5752 for fees, information and scheduling. • SENIOR CENTER SERVICES Superior Senior Center located at 360 West Main Street, Superior, offers meals in the center for a suggested donation of $2 for persons 60 or older, or those who have a disability. The price of a meal for those under 60 is $4. The meals are served at noon. If anyone needs transportation to or from the center, the suggested donation is $1 for those 60 or older. The price is $1 mandatory for those under 60. We ask that you call by 7:30 a.m. to ensure that your ride is provided for you and to verify your location. If you have any questions regarding the Senior Center and services, please call 520-689-5182. • THRIFT STORE The Superior Seniors have a thrift store which takes clean, gently used items to sell. The hours of operation are 9 a.m. to noon. The store is adjacent to the Senior Center. Please come in and browse the selection of household items, books and clothing. • SUPERIOR ZUMBA CLASSES Attend Zumba classes with Ericka Real Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. at the Kennedy Elementary Multipurpose Room behind the front building. Class is free, but donations are welcome. Call 520-827-1163 for more information. • COPPER BASIN WOMEN’S EXPO Save the date! The Copper Basin Women’s Expo will be at the Hayden-Winkelman Unified School District lobby from 11 a.m. -6 p.m. on Sat., March 9. There will be handwriting analysis, food demonstrations, Zumba, flower arranging and more! Food will be sold. Entrance fee is $3 or 3 cans of food. All are welcome! Contact Martina Burnam or Angela Ramirez at 520-363-7607 for more information.

• BOOK SALE Superior Public Library, 99 Kellner Ave., is having a book sale on Fri, March 8, and Sat., March 9, from 9 am – 4 pm in the basement, sponsored by The Friends of the Superior Public Library, Inc. Come early for the best selection. Hardcover books are 25 cents each; pocketbooks for 10 cents each or 15 for $1. • COSMETOLOGY PROGRAM CALL FOR ADMISSIONS Gila Community College and the Gila Academy of Cosmetology is holding a call for admissions meeting for those who want to start the Cosmetology Program or Nail Technician Program in the fall semester on Wed., March 13 at 6 pm at the Gila Academy of Cosmetology on the GCC Gila Pueblo Campus and is essential for those students wishing to start this fall. There will also be a Hair Extravaganza fashion show at the same time. For additional information call the Academy at 928-425-8481. • PASTRY EVENT St. Francis of Assisi Catholic church will be holding a Pastry Event on Sun., March 17, at 1 pm at St. Mary’s Center. All funds raised will go to the Religious Education program. Please contact Kathy Zavala at 520-827-7770 for more information or to make a donation. • 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. • COPPER BASIN IDOL SHOW Save the date! The Copper Basin Idol Show will be on Fri., May 10, at the Hayden-Winkelman Unified School District Auditorium from 6-8 p.m. There will also be performances by singers from the Valley. Entry fee is $3, three cans of food or one package of diapers. Last year’s show was a blast! Come have a great time with us!

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.

• FAMILY LIFE CHRISTIAN CENTER BIBLE STUDIES Join us each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 6892202 for more information.

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

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by law to be made by the highest elected Democrat. Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor is the highest elected Democrat in Arizona and has the responsibility to make that appointment. The Citizens Clean Elections Act, which was passed by voters in 1998, created a new campaign financing system that provides full public funding to qualified candidates who agree to abide by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission guidelines. Candidates for statewide and legislative offices are eligible to participate in the public funding program. To qualify for funding, participating candidates gather $5 qualifying contributions from constituents who are registered voters. Participating candidates

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Notice of Public Hearing Pinal County Housing and Community Development Department 2013 Annual Agency Plan Notice is hereby given by the Board of Supervisors of Pinal County, Arizona, that a public hearing will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 4:00 PM at the Housing and Community Development Department, 970 North Eleven Mile Corner Road, Casa Grande, AZ. Interested persons may appear and comment on the Department’s 2013 Annual Agency Plan which will be submitted to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by March 15, 2013. It is available for review at the Pinal County Housing and Community Development Department office located at 970 North Eleven Mile Corner Road, Casa Grande, Arizona 85194. Persons with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodations should contact Carrie Fike at (520) 866-7219, 1-888-431-1311 or our office location. MINER, CBN, SUN Legal 3/6/13

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Pinal County Public Hearing Regarding Use of CDBG Funds Pinal County is expected to receive approximately $104,000 in FY 2013 federal CDBG funds from the Arizona Department of Housing Regional Account (RA). CDBG funds must be used to benefit low-income persons and areas, alleviate slum and blight or address urgent need. A public hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Pinal County Housing and Community Development Department, 970 N. Eleven Mile Corner Rd., Casa Grande, Arizona to gather citizen input on the use of the CDBG funds. Examples of possible uses include the following: 1) public infrastructure (e.g., water, wastewater, street improvements); 2) community facilities (e.g., parks, health clinics, libraries, senior or youth centers); 3) housing (e.g., owner-occupied or multi-family rehab, utility connections on private property, new housing constructed by a non-profit); 4) public services (e.g., paying the salary of an additional staff person to expand a Head Start program, purchasing a van to transport persons with disabilities, equipment and rent to start a new job training program); and 5) economic development (e.g., a loan to a business for job creation, micro-enterprise development, acquisition of land for an existing business expansion). For more information about hearing, grievances, the CDBG program or to receive assistance in formulating prospective project ideas for presentation at the hearing contact the following: Kolya McCleave, Grants Coordinator Pinal County Finance & Purchasing Administration Building A 31 N Pinal Street Florence, AZ 85132 Phone- (520) 866-6279 Fax- (520) 8666944 Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations may contact Carrie Fike at (520) 866-7219 at least 48 hours before the hearing. MINER, CBN, SUN Legal 3/6/13

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10. Business Services 20. Help Wanted Could you use extra time for family or recreation? We offer laundry, yard work, car washing, house and office cleaning, and much more at reasonable rates. We cover all the towns from Superior to Oracle. Call 363-5581, ARC-NEPC Training Center. Wanted to buy Scrap Cars and Trucks $50 to $300, Car batteries $6, Metal $100 Ton, Stoves w/d Ref, All metal, Aluminum 25¢LB, Copper $2LB, Aluminum Cans 60¢LB, Lead 10¢LB, Brass $1LB . Call Wayne 480-227-1287

Teapot Mtn Family Dentistry “Dentistry for the Entire Family”

F James Celis DDS

Suzanne Martinez RDH

Office Open Tuesday thru Friday 342 Alden Rd, Kearny 520-363-5674

20. Help Wanted 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.

Check the Classified for latest job openings! The Superior High School Hall of Fame Board of Directors is seeking the services of a qualified individual for the paid P/T position of Administrative Assistant. The ideal candidate should have knowledge and/or experience in the following: secretarial work, finance/accounting/ bookkeeping, computer word processing, etc.. The candidate must also exhibit appropriate verbal and written communication skills and be available to attend weekend (Saturday) meetings when needed. Superior residency required. Salary negotiable. Application deadline: Friday, March 15, 2013 Please apply by submitting a brief resume and letter of interest to: SHS Hall of Fame P. O. Box 423 Superior, AZ 85173 or

20. Help Wanted

TOWN OF SUPERIOR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Senior Center Van Driver Pay Scale: $7.80 per hour Hours: Part Time, 24-30 hours per week Opening Date: March 6, 2013 Closing Date: March 22, 2013 General Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Senior Center Director, the Van Driver is primarily responsible for transportation of participants in town and the pick-up and delivery of congregate and home delivered meals both inside and outside of town on a daily basis. Minimum Qualifications: Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required. Ability to drive a multiple-passenger van and utilize the handicapped lift. Ability to pass drug test and background check. Ability to obtain PASS and Defensive Driver training certification, CPR and other requirements under the Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Centers and Area Agency on Aging contract. Bi-lingual a plus to communicate with Spanish speaking customers. Full Job Description Duties, Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, and Education, Experience and Certifications are available at the Superior Town Hall Front Desk, 199 N. Lobb Ave., Superior, AZ 85173. Town Hall is open Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Equal Opportunity Employer

Jobs Available Check the Classified!

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20. Help Wanted

70. Personals

ADVERTISE YOUR JOB Opening in 83 AZ newspapers. Reach over 1 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: www. (AzCAN)

Thank You Lord Jesus, Virgin Mary, St. Jude, All Apostles, Saints Maytrs for Prayers Answered. JSM

ARC/NEPC is looking to hire a driver from the ARC Center to Piper Springs area during the morning and afternoon. Please call 520-3635581. Ask for Frances Chavez.

Housekeepers needed, both F/T and P/T. WorldMark Rancho Vistoso is an upscale time share resort. Most of our Housekeepers average between $10-$11/hr. Drug free, friendly and positive work environment. We have a “piece rate” system so if you work fast and do quality work, you’d be good here. Apply in person, any day, between 9 AM and 3 PM. 13355 N Hidden Springs, Oro Valley

21. Drivers DRIVER: $0.01 increase per mile after 6 and 12 months. $.03/mile quarterly bonus. Daily or Weekly pay. CDL-A, 3 months current experience. 800-414-9569 www. (AzCAN) NEED CLASS A CDL Training? Start a CAREER in trucking today! Swift Academies offer PTDI certified courses and offer “Best-in-Class” training. New Academy classes weekly. No money down or credit check. Certified Mentors ready and available. Paid (while training with mentor). Regional and Dedicated opportunities. Great career path. Excellent benefits package. Please call: 520-226-8706. (AzCAN)

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80. Rentals 21. Drivers

45. Misc.

VETERANS WANTED! Train to drive BIG RIGS! Southwest Truck Driver Training. Use your GI Bill to get your CDL and EARN $35K your first year! Pre Hire Letters before you even begin training! Call Today: Phoenix 602-352-0704, Tucson - 520-216-7609 (AzCAN)

Satellite / TV DISH NETWORK. Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 months) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available). SAVE! Ask about SAME DAY Installation! CALL 888-928-6798. (AzCAN)

GORDON TRUCKING, INC.: CDL-A Drivers Needed! Immediate Openings! Full time, Part time positions. Consistent Miles & Time Off! Full Benefits, 401k, Recruiters Available 7 days/wk! TeamGTI. com 866-837-5997. (AzCAN)

53. RVs/Camp Trailers

KNIGHT REFRIGERATED: CDL-A Truck Drivers Needed! Get paid Daily or Weekly, Consistent miles. Pay Incentive & Benefits! Become a KNIGHT of the Road. EOE 855-876-6079. (AzCAN)

25. Instruction MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES Needed! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant. No Experience Needed! Online training gets you Job Ready ASAP! HS Diploma/ GED & PC/Internet needed! 1-888-926-6058. (AzCAN) AIRLINES ARE HIRING. Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-5370. (AzCAN) ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE 100%. Medical, Business, Criminal Justice, Hospitality, Web. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV Authorized. Call 888-216-1541 (AzCAN)

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2002 Holiday Rambler Class 4, 36 ft., 3 power slides, washer/dryer, fully loaded. $25,000.00 OBO. Parked in Globe. 520-329-7194.

67. Notices Kearny Golf Members will have a Rummage Sale Fri/Sat March 8-9 9 am to 6 pm & Sun March 10 9 am to 2 pm

All proceeds go to benefit the Kearny Golf Club

68. Adoptions ADOPTION: Stay-at-home wife and hard working husband want to adopt and become Mommy and Daddy! Lots of relatives. Confidential; expenses paid. Rachel / James 1-888-467-1645. (AzCAN) ADOPT: A happily married, educated, nature-loving couple wishes to adopt, promises unconditional love, cozy home, learning, laughter. Expenses paid. (Se habla espanol.) www.DonaldAndEsther. com. 1-800-965-5617. (AzCAN)

70. Personals 203 W. Main Street, Superior

Now Open

Sunday 12-5 • Tues-Sat 10-5

Collectibles - Home Decor Tools - Antiques Handbags - Clothes - Jewelry 520-827-1372

MEET SINGLES right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now: 877-654-5683. (AzCAN) Thank you St. Jude, St. Anthony, Lady of Guadalupe, St. Peregrine for prayers answered.

Deluxe 1, 2, & 3 bedroom apartments in Mammoth starting at $425. Water, trash, and DirecTV included. 520-487-2005

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Rental: Oracle: Clean, 3 BR/1BA. Storage room/workshop. $750 + dep. 505-469-4729.

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Superior, Kearny & Top of the World Rentals ADVERTISE YOUR HOME, property or business for sale in 83 AZ newspapers. Reach over 1 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: www. (AzCAN) AZ STATEWIDE LENDER REPO land sale. Prescott area, Ruger Ranch, 36 AC, $54,900, privacy, end of road location, great views; Show Low area, Windsor Valley Ranch, 6 AC, $19,900, county maintained roads; cabin on 8.9 AC, $89,500, completely renovated w/2BRs; Safford area, Eureka Springs Ranch, 36 AC, $19,900, great views, easy access; Williams area, Southrim Ranch, 36 AC, $24,900, near the south rim of the Grand Canyon, trees, views; Financing available. Beautiful land. Priced for quick sale. Buy for pennies on the dollar. Call AZLR. ADWR Report available. 888-903-0988. (AzCAN) SECLUDED 40 ACRE Mountain Ranch. Quiet 5,800’ wilderness setting at the base of towering mesa with beautiful boulder formations. Self sufficient quality loam garden soil, clear air, prime water area, maintained access RV’s ok. Call 1st United for photo brochure, maps, area info. 800-966-6690 Wknds. 602-821-9494. (AzCAN)


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