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Groundbreaking … Members of the Arnold family present, Kathryn, R.C. and Dan (second, third and fourth from left), were honored by ceremoniously doing the first of two ‘turnings of the dirt’ for the new Superior clinic. They were joined for a second round of groundbreaking by (not pictured in any particular order) Mayor Michael Hing, Mila Lira, Jim Guthrie, Neil Terry, Neal Jensen, Ed Carpenter, Blaine Jensen, Frank Stapleton and architect Orcutt Winslow. Cindy Tracy photo

Clinic breaks ground for medical facility

New beginning … Kathryn, R.C. and Dan Arnold have the honor of turning out the first shovelfuls of earth at the April 4 CV Superior Clinic groundbreaking. The new clinic will be built at the site of the former Arnold Motors sales office at the west town limits of Superior along U.S. 60. Cindy Tracy photo

By Cindy Tracy A bright and breezy Monday morning seemed a good time for a new beginning on April 4 as the long awaited CV (Cobre Valley) Superior Clinic Groundbreaking Ceremony took place on the former site of the Arnold Motors sales office at 1134 U.S. 60. Honored was the Arnold family for its part in selling the property to the Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center (CVRMC) for the clinic. The generous on the part of the Arnolds deal was made on “just a handshake,” CVRMC CEO Neal Jensen explained at the event. “We’re here today because of the Arnolds and what they’ve done for us,” he said. “It is such a great pleasure to work with the Arnolds. I don’t know if the community recognizes what great people they are. We didn’t sign a bill of sale, we didn’t sign anything. We just shook

hands. And it is nice to be in a community, in a place where you can shake hands and know that the deal is done.” The Arnold Motors car dealership was originally opened on Main Street in 1950 by D.V. Arnold, now deceased, and his son R.C. Arnold. The site where the clinic will now stand was an expansion of the business for sales purposes. Both offices have closed now. On the U.S. 60 site for many years stood the blue and white building surrounded by a lot full of well-polished vehicles for sale. Representing the Arnold family at the event were Kathryn, R.C. and Dan Arnold. Daughter Regina Alexander and grandson Jeff Arnold were not able to be present. The printed program for the morning event contained a tribute directly addressed to the Arnolds from CVRMC. “We came together today with a spirit

of celebration of the past as well as the future,” it read. “We honor and recognize the commitment and devotion your family has made throughout the years on this soil and we will continue to serve the Town of Superior with quality, efficiency, and compassion. Thank you for your generosity and recognizing the medical needs of Superior, Arizona.” Kathryn Arnold, flanked by R.C. and Dan, was among the featured speakers. Also addressing those in attendance was Ed Carpenter, Vice Chairman CVRMC Board of Director, Superior Mayor Michael Hing and Mila Lira representing the Superior Chamber of Commerce. The site looked much different than it had just last week. The car sales offices had been deconstructed and only a concrete pad marked its original spot. An elegant buffet had See CVRMC on P. 4

Annual Easter in the Park experience takes place April 23 on Saturday before the holiday, volunteers sought By Cindy Tracy Easter Sunday is April 24 this year and as recent tradition has it in Superior, April 23, the Saturday before the holiday is the day to hippity hop on downtown and celebrate the Annual Town of Superior Parks & Recreation’s “Easter in the Park” event. Besich Park on Main Street will be the center of the Saturday afternoon festival. That hippity hop thing is really just for rabbits, though. If you’re a human and a Superior resident or visitor, feel free to walk, drive or otherwise arrive at the scene of the yearly Easter celebration.

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Everyone is invited. The day will be an exciting and fun experience for all ages with a focus on providing a special time for the youngsters in the community, according to Parks & Recreation Director Barbara Arriola. She is excited already about the annual celebration and the way the planning is going. “We’ll start at 11 a.m. or noon,” she said. The festivities are tentatively scheduled to run until approximately 4 p.m. “It’s a very special event in my life because it is for all the children of Superior,” she said. “It is going to be a great event. We hold it annually and have held it for quite a few years already.” Planning so far includes an Easter Egg Hunt with many prizes on tap. “We’re going to have games all through the day,” she said. Also planned this year is an Easter Hat Contest, for all ages. “Anyone can join and participate,” Arriola said, “and we’re going to give some prizes out for 1st-,

2nd- and 3rd-place winners.” This event is for grownups and children, male or female, she explained. “But I would like to get a lot of the ladies of Superior into this contest,” she said. “It is going to be great fun and we’re going to have some great prizes.” Although the planning is still ongoing for the Easter Hat Contest, she says, the tentative idea is to have prizes for the Most Original Hat, the Most Decorated, the Most Glamorous and the like. “There are going to be several different categories,” she said. She said it is just going to be an enjoyable day, all day long. “It’s going to be really great,” she said. “We’re going to have many different things to do, a lot of activities.” Planning and preparation are now in the ongoing stage, she said. “There are going to be a lot of things going on,” she said. “You’ll be reading about it in The Superior Sun,” she added. For more information or to make a donation or volunteer to help, call Arriola at 520-827-0052. “I am looking for volunteers,” she said. “I would love to have volunteers to help us out. We need that at Easter in the Park.”

Melodious arboretum … During the ‘Live Music Weekend’ April 2-3 at Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, Scott Schaefer and Friends entertained not only a picnic ground full of music lovers and casual visitors but the melodic sounds could be heard twining and winding softly among the flowering paths and gardens of the arboretum as visitors wandered, relaxed and experienced the park amenities during these two harmonious afternoons. On Saturday, Schaefer performed with Japanese pianist Marina Miyoshi. The two have collaborated on CDs, including ‘Ebb & Flow,’ and play duets that have been described as ‘musical free verse, a peaceful, natural approach to music as meditation.’ They returned on Sunday afternoon joined by members of the band Dream Chemistry. Band members include Jimmy Caterine (guitar and vocals), Neal Harris (bass, djambe, cahon, udu), Michael Mulryan (violin, djambe, cowbell, vocal), Tito Valentin (cajon, shaker, angel wing, vocals). For more information on Schaefer and his music, visit tranquilflute.com. Cindy Tracy photos


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From the Wellness Center: Watery watermelon By Selma Williams Gila Community College Wellness Center Coordinator I hope you are having a good week, mine has been awesome so far. Watery watermelon you ask? Yes, watermelon is very watery, it is 92 percent water and the rest is packed with nutrients. Watermelon is an old fruit. It is a berry not a melon as I always believed. Watermelon seeds were found in king Tut’s tomb. It seems watermelon originates from Southern Africa, making its way around the world through missionaries as well as traders. Russia and China are the leading growers of watermelon. Japan

has come up with a square to grow them in so they are cube shaped. The reasoning is square is easier to handle. I would really like to see and eat a “square” watermelon. In our house every summer, with the first watermelons of the season in the stores, we will both go and search through the bin and see which one of us will pick the “good” one. It has been a challenge for us for years. With all our thumping, shaking, and sniffing, sometimes we do good, sometimes we don’t. Well the mystery is now gone. I found out how to tell a good one from the rest. When choosing a whole watermelon,

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 23 A theft report was made at the Superior Police Department. March 23 Burglary was reported in the zero block of Stansberry Avenue. March 24 Theft was reported in the 800 block of Wilhoyt Street. March 25 Assault was reported in the 400 block of Main Street. March 25 An accident was reported in the 300 block of Palo Verde Drive. March 26 An accident was reported in the 200 block of Sunset Drive. March 26 Burglary was reported in

the 300 block of Crowe Street. March 26 A possible sex offense was reported in the area of Valentine Street. March 27 Possible illegal dumping was reported in the area of San Pedro Street. March 28 A theft report was made at the Superior Police Department. March 29 Theft was reported int he area of Terrace Drive. March 29 Theft was reported in the 100 block of Gray Drive. Calls not listed include four 911 hang-ups, 16 traffic stops, one alarm drop, six information reports, six disturbances, two animal complaints, three juvenile problems, one harassment complaint, four suspicious activity reports, one civil matter, one emergency message delivery, four medical calls, one fraud report, one agency assist, three citizen assists and two welfare checks. 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.

look for one that is heavy for its size and has a smooth rind that is neither over shiny nor over dull. Looking on one side of the melon, it should have an area that is distinct in color from the rest of the rind, displaying a yellowish or creamy tone. This is the underbelly, the place that was resting on the ground during ripening. If the fruit does not have this marking it may have been harvested to early. Watermelon is very good for us to eat. This is good because I love to eat it. Watermelon has 876 UI of vitamin A, 12 mg of vitamin C, 4.6 mcg of folate, and 77 mg of omega 6 fatty acids.

I figure most of us have a favorite way to eat watermelon. I did not realize you can eat the rind but you can pickle it, preserve it, and even make it into a salsa. I have never heard of watermelon “rind” pie, so even though it is not the healthiest way to eat it I thought I would throw this recipe out to you anyway because it is interesting. Watermelon Pie from about.com: Ingredients: •2 cups watermelon rind, peeled and chopped •1 cup granulated sugar •2 teaspoons all-purpose flour •1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

•1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg •1/4 teaspoon ground cloves •1/8 teaspoon salt •3 tablespoons cider vinegar •1/2 cup raisins •1/2 cup chopped pecans •pie pastry for 2-crust pie, homemade or purchased Preparation: Place watermelon rind in a small saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer for about 20 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; drain. Combine watermelon rind with sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, vinegar, raisins, and pecans; stir

to combine then set aside. Fit 1 pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate. Pour watermelon rind mixture into the pie crust. Top with remaining pie crust; fold edges under, and crimp all around the edge. Cut small slits in top crust. Bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden, shielding edges of pie with strips of aluminum foil after 25 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Cool watermelon pie on a wire rack. If you make this let me know what you think. Until next time, WooHoo! Selma

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Superior Church Directory THe PReSBYTeRIAN CHURCH OF SUPeRIOR 100 Magma Avenue Superior, AZ 85273

Pastor Jeanne Evenson Worship Service Sunday: 10 a.m.

Coffee & Fellowship immediately following worship. Youth Group for 7th-12th graders Sunday Afternoon. Our church is open for prayer the 2nd Wednesday of every month. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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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

on new section to begin You are invited, by the Legends of Superior Trail Committee along with the Town of Superior, to participate in an upcoming trail work day on Saturday, April 9. The Committee is now focusing on the development of the canyon segment (old US 60) of the trail and needs volunteers to help with naturalizing and clean up of the area. The Legends of Superior Trails (LOST) is a gateway trail linking the community of Superior to the Arizona Trail which is a National Scenic Trail. The gateway desert segment, and, the canyon segment are open to hikers, bicycle and equestrian users. The LOST will eventually include an urban segment and, through detailed interpretation, will tell the many

legends of Superior and the surrounding areas. Work will begin at 8 a.m., after a 7:30 a.m. meet up at the entrance to the old highway 60, located at the intersection of Heiner Drive and Highway 177. Those participating should wear long sleeves, pants, sturdy shoes and bring work gloves, as well as pruners and cutting sheers, if possible. Plans for the work day include pruning back native trees so they can continue to grow and create shade canopies; and, the removal of brush and trash. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers at noon, following work. For more information on the work day or the trail please contact Mila Lira directly at 520-827-0676.

As a service to the public, the Superior Unified School District has released information on current lunch menus on campus for publication in The Superior Sun, which runs menus from Thursday to Wednesday of each week. Menus may differ from what is listed here and the school district is responsible for substitutions and/ or additional items available. For information on school menus, contact the district at 520-689-3000. Week of April 7-13 BREAKFAST Thursday: Cheese Omlet, hash browns, fruit/milk, cereal Friday: Breakfast hot pocket, juice/ milk, cereal

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By Taylor Sheaffer Ritter While the Lady Panthers have had a difficult start to the season, they are working their little behinds right off to improve their skills on the playing field…and they have a great coach, Carmen Preciado, and a wonderful assistant coach, Anna Campos, to help them along the way. The ladies battled a hard couple of games during the Hayden Tournament last weekend; on Friday they went up against the Lobos and came out with an upsetting score of 0-7, they were immediately thrown into another game with the San Manuel Miners which ended 2-19…however, things started looking up on Saturday when they competed against Rio Rico and kicked some bona-fide backside at 12-8. Plus BIG NEWS! Team Captain Ana Campos received All Tournament Player! That’s pretty incredible! All the girls needed was one good game to start them on a roll and solidify the fact that they are indeed awesome athletes who just needed a little shove in the right direction. On Friday, March 29, the ladies traveled down to Salt River to compete and the high from their previous win stuck to them like white on rice, boosting their spirits as they battled this next game out. The lovely, undoubtedly Superior ladies took home another victory after they rocketed right through the Salt River game, final score ending 8-4. On Monday, their coach Carmen ‘Mikee’ Preciado, underwent knee surgery and wanted to express how much the support and love of her team and Assistant Coach Anna Campos means to her, “I’m very thankful to her and my girls for being there for me!” Send good healing vibes Coach Preciado’s way and pat the ladies on the back, they deserve some praise for all their hard work. Baseball On Tuesday, March 31, the men’s team headed down to Bowie-San Simon to show the right stuff, of which they have plenty. Fresh off last Saturday’s shutout (AWESOME 14-0) against the San Carlos Braves, the boys were feeling

pretty good and rightly so. Under the careful guidance of their excellent coach, Billy Duarte, these young men have been fine tuning every element of the game to the minutest degree; it would appear that this has worked out well for the team. Coach Duarte explained that during this intense double header “Chris Grap had the win in game one and Mario Padio took the win during game two.” During the games, Chris Grap also brought out the power hitting a homerun, to the immense cheers of Superior fans. Each inning of the games were simply fantastic innings. Game one saw Superior keeping well ahead of the ‘other’ Panther team; only during the third inning was Bowie/San Simon able to outscore Superior with one point. Game one ended with a rockin’ score of 18-7. Game two was played along the same lines with only the first inning allowing the opposing team to outscore Superior’s Panthers…this inning was followed by some truly spectacular athletic feats; this game was also won with a final score of 14-5. The team returned home to play against Valley Lutheran on Monday, April 4, and maybe they were simply feeling some serious Monday blues (completely understandable), the final score ended 1-11. Coach Duarte explained, “We showed our weakness by keeping innings alive for the flames with two outs and us making errors, as well as giving up too many walks.” At press time, the score from the Panther Baseball teams game against Gilbert Christian was unavailable. On Thursday, April 7, both team travel to Thunderbird Academy for a double header beginning at 1:30 p.m. with the following games starting at 3:30 p.m. Following this, the teams return home for the Superior Tournament on Saturday, April 9: San Carlos vs Superior at 9 a.m., San Manuel vs San Carlos at 11 a.m., closing with San Manuel vs Superior at 1 p.m. Come out and cheer for your fabulous Panthers!

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Tributes

Tribute Gilbert E. Salazar

Gilbert E. Salazar, 46, passed away on March 29, 2011. He is survived by his mother, Nancy Finch of Oracle; brother, Michael (Angelita) Salazar of Mammoth; sisters, Pam Corona of Maricopa and Kristi (Loren) Phelan of Bend, Oregon. He is also survived by his children Mackenzie and Cameron Vindiola of Mammoth. Gilbert will be greatly missed by many family and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Gilbert M. Salazar. There are no words to described how much he was loved through

his lifetime and will continue to be loved through the rest of ours. We will miss the Love, Strength and Courage you showed us each and everyday.

Helen Tomerlin McKelvey August 6, 1917 - March 26, 2011 Helen Tomerlin McKelvey, born Helen Bess Tomerlin on August 6, 1917 in Paint Rock, Texas, passed away March 26, 2011. Mrs. McKelvey moved to Phoenix in 1923 and then to Superior in 1930. She was the last surviving member of the nine children, six of whom were boys who all worked at the mine.

Tribute Margarita O. Magana, 94, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2011 in Mesa. Born in Mogollon, New Mexico, December 3, 1916, she was preceded in death by her daughter, MargaretMary and husband, Ralph. She is survived by her daughters and sons, Mary Vindiola, Chris Magana, Rosie Montijo, Lupe Gutierrez, and Ralph Magana; her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends. She will be missed deeply but rejoice that she will surely be blessed in Heaven as she rejoins our Heavenly Father and all those she has loved so well who have gone before her. Services for Mrs. Magana were held Thursday at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery. Family was assisted by Superior Funeral Home.

Henrietta “Henny Penny” M. Soto, age 59, of San Manuel, passed away, Sunday, March 27, at Oro Valley

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Services for Mr. Salazar were held Friday, April 1, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Mammoth. Interment followed at Valley View Cemetery in Mammoth.

Henrietta M. Soto September 10, 1951 - March 27, 2011

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She married Harry Lawrence McKelvey in 1934 and had two boys of her own, Hazen and Richard. Helen lived in Superior until the age of 89. She was a lifelong member of the Superior Presbyterian Church where she served on the board and was a sunday school teacher. Helen was also a long time volunteer for the American Cancer Society. Helen is survived by her son, Richard McKelvey; her four grandsons, Mark, Keith, and Doug McKelvey, and Scott Manier; and her two great-grandsons, Jacob and Owen McKelvey. A wife, a mother, a grandmother, a great grandmother, and friend to all she met. She will be missed and always in our prayers. Services will be held Friday, April 8, at 9:30 a.m. at the Superior Presbyterian Church.

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nephew, Arthur Gilbert. Henrietta leaves behind, in loving memory, her three sons, Emilio Soto Jr., James Lee Soto and Patrick Ryan Lorenzo, all of San Manuel; one daughter, Verena Lambrick of Mexico; two brothers, William R. Manues of Miami and John Owens Manues of Show Low; three sisters, Freda Martin of Mammoth, Stella Peeler of Mammoth, and, Venita L. Martinez of Show Low; and, one granddaughter, Trinity Soto of Winslow. A memorial service will be held at the San Manuel Elks Lodge, April 10, at 2 pm. Donations will be accepted for funeral expenses. Funeral arrangements for Henrietta M. Soto were entrusted to Miles Funeral Services of Globe.

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Graduation Time On May 25th the NEW Graduation Keepsake section will make its debut in the Superior Sun.

CONGRATULATE YOUR SENIOR Let everyone know just how proud you are, for a minimum of $12.00 you can run a 1 column by 2 inch ad. Each additional inch is $6.00, for a maximum of 5 inches. You can include a photograph and other graphics. The deadline for Congratulation Ads is May 20th. The entire graduating class will be individually pictured. The ads will appear after the class pictures.

SSAC plans underway for Cinco de Mayo event, community support sought By Cindy Tracy The Superior Substance Abuse Coalition is sponsoring its fourth annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Saturday, May 7 this year. The event will be held on Main Street from 1 to 5 p.m., according to

SSAC Chairperson Elizabeth Magallanez. “Our coalition celebrates the rich culture and traditions of Hispanic heritage by promoting a Cinco de Mayo celebration that is drug and alcohol free,” she said in a recent let-

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headed, ribbon decked shovels laid against a ceremonial table and dug into the earth where the medical facility will soon stand. Later “the dirt” from that turning was collected and used to pot special plants for the Arnolds to take home as souvenirs. The Arnolds then joined with various officials from the town, CVRMC and current clinic and/ or the new project and a total of 12 shovels ceremonially turned the earth a final time to complete the groundbreaking event. Participating also in that second earth turning were Mayor Michael Hing, Mila Lira, Jim Guthrie, Neil Terry, Neal Jensen, Ed Carpenter, Blaine Jensen, Frank Stapleton and architect Orcutt Winslow. The printed program for the event also provided a history of the present CV Superior Clinic at 14 N. Magma, which the mayor had referred to in his address to the crowd as a facility that he makes use of. Information for the written saga was provided by Resolution Copper Company. Following the closing of the Magma Hospital in 1983, Gila Medical Plan, later known as Gila Health Plan, opened a clinic in Superior in 1990. Gila Medical Plan CEO was Art Bejarano. Medical Director of the Superior Clinic was Dr. Charles Bejarano. Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center, formerly known as Cobre Valley Community Hospital purchased the clinic from Gila Health Plan in 2000. Currently there are three employees at the clinic. These are Blaine Jensen, PA-C, Clinic Lead Ralph Castillo and Clinical Assistant Randi Villegas. Medial Director is Dr. Oscar Andrade. The clinic cared for approximately 5,000 patients last year.

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been set out for the crowd to enjoy. A podium had been placed there for speeches and chairs had been laid out in rows for the audience. “It’s an exciting day for our community,” Kathryn Arnold said, “with the groundbreaking for the Cobre Valley Regional new Superior Clinic and medical facility. Today is also a pivotal day for our family as we close a chapter in our legacy of 60 years providing a service to the people of our community and the surrounding area, and from this land site we are standing on.” She said the family was pleased and honored to share that day in the transition of that land site to be used by Cobre Valley Medical to provide yet another service for the people of the community. This was a very different service than the Arnolds provided with automotive and “certainly a much needed service” that CVRM would deliver. “And also a service that our family was committed to see accomplished for the people of Superior and the surrounding area, which is medical, planning, pharmacy, lab, X-ray,” she said. “I envision a hospital and all of the other long-term plans they have planned for this facility,” she said. “I might add that I know first-hand how important a hospital is in a community. Our two children, Dan and Regina were born at the Magma Hospital prior to its closing.” R.C., Kathryn and Dan Arnold were asked to perform the first “throwing of the dirt” to break ground for the clinic. They took three out of a long row of copper

ter that the coalition sent to Superior business owners. The SSAC is seeking additional community support to ensure a successful event. Donations and the help of volunteers are being accepted; also raffle items, gift cards or monetary donations. “There is no donation too big or too small,” Magallanez said. Donors will receive recognition on printed materials and during the event. Contact Magallanez or Tina Gutierrez for more information or to make a donation. The event itself will feature prevention, education and recovery information by organizations, including Copper Basin Coalition, Cenpatico Behavioral Health, Community Bridges and the Pinal

Opening the doors … Surrounded by family and friends, Betty Gallego cuts the ribbon April 1 on her La Serna General Store, a gallery and mercantile establishment at 29 Pinal Avenue on April 1. Cindy Tracy photo

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County Attorney’s Office. Entertainment will include Mariachi Colonial de Lupe Esparza, Baile Folklorico Alma de Superior, “God’s Chisel,” and the United Dance Crew of Coolidge. Partners in the fun event include CUE (Children United by Experience), Superior Parks and Recreation, Superior Rotary Club, DJ Roy Chavez, and the Superior Optimist Club. “We will have piñata busts for children, teens and grandparents (nanas and tatas), a cake walk, door prize drawing (must be present to win),” Magallanez said. “This year we are adding a culinary component, a salsa and mole competition. All guests are invited to join us for a traditional Mexican meal free of charge.”

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By Cindy Tracy A special and historic grand opening ceremony took place on Pinal Avenue on April 1, a ceremony that may serve as a spark to bringing new life to that section of downtown Superior. The Friday afternoon event was the ribbon cutting of La Serna General Store at 29 Pinal. The store and gallery has been the vision and dream of its owner Betty Serna Gallego. The business venture was born out of the memory and personal recollections of Gallego. She also owns the residence next door and has refurbished and renovated with the help of Tom Macias into a store. She sees in her mind’s eye the street she remembers from her childhood as flourishing and busy as it once was in the annals of Superior history. A crowd of family and friends parked up and down the street and converged on La Serna for the reception, elegant buffet and ribbon cutting. One guest was resident Mila Lira, who said a few words at the ceremony as requested by Gallego. “Betty is a great personal friend of mine and a great inspiration,” said Lira. “I was very, very excited to have her open one of the first new businesses on Pinal Avenue in probably over 50 years.” Superior Chamber of Commerce President Pete Casillas and others in attendance participated in the ribbon cutting and spoke briefly. Inside the store was meticulously restored and featured a variety of beautiful art, jewelry and other items for sale. Packed with well-wishers, family and friends, and interested members of the public, the event filled the establishment with lively bustle from eating, anticipating the ribbon ceremony, congratulating Gallego and just plain shopping. The bustle in the store and street outside fulfilled in part the vision Gallego said last year that she had of change in this historic neighborhood. “I have a vision of Pinal changing to a beautiful street,” she said in 2010, “a street with trees and shining lights and benches and thriving businesses.” She said then she would like to see Pinal come back to life as the wonderful place it once was. Gallego was born in Superior and returned following years of living in California and the house she once lived in. In the 1930s, her father had bought the house next door to the new La Serna store for $500. The adjacent structure that she has just opened as a business has in the past been a store and now has been returned to that use. She said last year while in the process of renovating the place and getting the necessary permits to open it that she hopes more businesses will follow suit and locate on this once active thoroughfare. “I hope I start a trend,” she said back then, “because Pinal Avenue at one time was a very important area..”


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Trash reduction program … Volunteers, residents, Allied Waste, BHP, Orion Recycling, Resolution Copper, the Town of Superior and the Let’s Talk Trash Committee all worked together Saturday to clean up the town. Nearly a million pounds of trash was collected and brought to the central site on Mary Drive to be tossed laboriously into roll-offs and eventually disposed of. Cindy Tracy photos

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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.copperarea.com. TIRED OF TAXES? WE THE PEOPLE MEETING Are you tired of paying taxes: income, sales, gas, social security, etc? Would you like to see them go away? Legally!If so, plan on joining us on Saturday, April 9, at 9 a.m. -10:30 a.m. at the Oracle Court house to hear Chuck Clayton speak to us about FAIR Tax. Meetings are open to the public at no charge and the doors open at 8:30 am. For more information contact Jane at 896-2516. REMEMBER WYATT EARP IN MULTI-CITY EVENTS THROUGHOUT APRIL On April 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- thehistory-

hub.com. 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. 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 520-8270772 or email romerotorresm@msn. com. 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,

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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.

Pet of the Week ... Full of movie star charm and charisma, the friendly four-footed canine now known as Ricky R who resides at the town animal shelter now operated by Superior Animal Rescue (SAR) is keeping’ the faith that there is a special individual or family out there with a ‘FOREVER HOME’ just for Ricky R. This personality plus dog has been waiting patiently for that individual or family to come and adopt him. He knows it will be soon because, well, he’s one of the world’s great canines. Any family or individual would be blessed to have him come and live with them. Ricky R is healthy and happy at the shelter but like all the furry guys ‘n gals there longs for adoption into a ‘FOREVER HOME’ with a special human friend or family. A number of these wonderful canines have been adopted recently and are basking in the love of their new humans. For info on adopting Ricky R or 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. Public Notice The Superior Sun publishes Pet of the INVITATION TO BID Week as a service to the community TOWN OF SUPERIOR FIRE STATION SOLAR PHOTO VOLTAIC and animals who need care. Adoption PROJECT fees apply. Cindy Tracy photo 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

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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


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SWAP Continued from page 5 Celeste Andresen, 7B Ranch caretaker with The Nature Conservancy, said that the fencing was needed to protect the value of the land for the proposed federal trade. “Resolution wants the property as it’s traded to be the same as when it was proposed for the trade,” she said. The land has high conservation value. The National Audubon Society recognized the Lower San Pedro River as a globally Important Bird Area. The quality of the 7B Ranch habitat contributed to that recognition. Destructive activities like woodcutting, and illegal trespassing and hunting could lower the land’s conservation value and as a result, its value in the federal land trade. Fire lanes will also be improved so the land will be better protected in a fire emergency. Some managed grazing will continue on the ranch to help control the undergrowth. “Without cows there’s a greater fire hazard,” Celeste said, “but with a fence we could control the cows that are in there.” In addition to the fences, Resolution Copper purchased several motionactivated cameras to track wildlife. Celeste said that the cameras are strategically placed throughout the mesquite bosque and rotated frequently. Anyone interested in more information on the 7B Ranch surveying and fencing project should contact Celeste by email to candresen@tnc.org.

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Taylor’s Take on Leo’s Grocery; or Chorizo, My Love!

By Taylor Sheaffer Ritter So, I had this zany, wild hair that hit me Friday and propelled me to want to make soup in the midst of our current 90˚ heat wave that had hit us in extreme early April. Sounds a little crazy I know…who in their right mind would crave piping hot soup in this kind of heat? For some reason…me. I think part of this craving has to do with the fact that come Monday I am flying up to Utah to visit family and will be gone for a week; I know this seems like an odd reason to make soup, but stick with me here. I have this female feeling that if I do not provide Ben with food for the duration of my absence, he will sit around and eat utter crap; hence the huge, magnanimous pot of soup he has literally flowing towards him. This lead me to start brainstorming dishes that could last an entire week reheated straight from the refrigerator and still taste awesome and be beyond healthful. Baked Ziti, nooooo…this would become sloppy and mushy after three days. A stack of splendid sandwiches… ahh maybe, but he would likely eat the stack in one sitting. Homemade Chicken Pot Pies, ohh yum, but since they need to be frozen, I can see these never seeing the light of day until I come home and pull them out of the freezer. You see, Ben is one of those people who absolutely has to eat leftovers before they go bad. Has too. It’s like his thing. I have this inkling that the “there are starving children in China, right now” argument was made to him far too many times and like Catholics fear Diablo, this argument cemented itself in Ben’s mind. I too was thrown this argument a little too often, but my rational little mind silently retorted the “this food would be rotten by the time it got there if I mailed it to them” argument and thus, the cementer kind of screwed up and the cement cracked. My 30-minute long silent volley be-

tween recipes finally rested on a soup, but which soup? Italian Farmhouse Bean and Ham? Gazpacho? (I think this is a little fancy for Ben) Goulash? AHHH HA! My Boo Ya’ll Soup! I made this soup up one night when I was bored in college because at the time I had too many vegetables that needed to be used and a ridiculous amount of every type of beans; it was also snowing and frightful outside (complete opposite from the current weather here) and I needed to be warmed up. I wanted to make something so sumptuous and fragrant that when I heated it up and took it to work or class, I would be really stoked that I made the effort (lugging a large thermos of soup all over my ten square mile campus was sometimes a real chore). I started by sautéing leeks, onions, shallots and garlic in olive oil at the bottom of my stew pot. I added some herbs de Provence and the smell coming from said stew pot was heavenly. I poured in two cups of fresh chicken stock and then two large cans of diced tomatoes. I then added every type of bean on the planet to this soup and then a large variety of veggies. Wonderful names…Pinto, Blackeye, Zucchini, Fava, Cannellini, Celery, Carrot and Yukon, were added to the pot. It tasted divine, but it felt like it needed even something else. I opened the freezer and low and behold were two types of Italian sausage. Crackle and Pop and the slightly undercooked sausage was then chopped and added to the soup. As I tasted it, it seemed to be getting closer, but no, one more thing was needed. PISTOU! Pistou is the French version of Pesto, sans the pine nuts. It would create the perfect flavor bomb upon being added to the soup, plus the delightful recipient of the soup could then control exactly how much garlic they then wanted to repel the opposite sex with. I remember the first time I took this soup to class with me, we were

getting down to business in Greek Mythology, which was situated in one of the larger auditoriums on the University of Utah campus. My professor was in the middle of discussing Dionysus as I (sitting five rows back) poured my soup from my thermos, dropped a large dollop of pistou on top and mixed it in. In mid-sentence, my professor stopped talking, scanned the audience, landed on me and cleared his throat, speaking into the microphone matter-of-factly, “Young lady, I will give you an A in this course if you bring me the rest of whatever you are eating. I’ve just been hit by a wall of garlic and do not remember what I was talking about because I have not had my lunch yet.” I got an A and my professor became my fan. So there I was, sitting in my kitchen making my list and as I went to write down ‘Italian Sausage’, the lovely image of Shelly Casillas floated through my mind, reminding me that she had once fervently told me of the “Wonderful, AMAZING” chorizo made at Leo’s Market. I erased the I-t-a that I had thus far written down and replaced it with ‘L-e-o-‘-s C-ho-r-i-z-o’. For about one second, I questioned if changing the hell-bent recipe was a good idea and then decided, “YES, change is good.” Ben and I wandered on down to Leo’s Market, my list clutched in my hand, my camera clutched in my other (I need to document change, right?). When we walked through the door, it was exactly as I expected; I had been told of the credit slips, still stacked behind the counter. I was on a mission and quickly surveyed the meat counter towards the back of the building. Ben was on that way before I was and he beat me back there. There was Spanish radio playing in the background, a soccer game, and this only added to the experience of searching-out and purchasing excel-

lent homemade chorizo. I explained that I worked for the paper and asked if I could take a few photos; once I was given permission, I snuck behind the counter and was utterly blown away by the delicious smell that wafted from the counter. YAY! This word repeated itself in my mind around fifty times in a jubilant fashion. I usually dance in my seat with the oncoming prospect of good food; I love food that much…and I wanted to dance right there. Fortunately, I did not dance behind the Leo’s Market Meat Counter and confirm to the butcher that I am, in fact, crazy. There was sawdust on the floor and this combined with the white butcher paper that my bundle of chorizo was wrapped in, reminded me of my hometown butcher. The meat was beautiful, gorgeous even and Ben just stared at a large steak (actual large is an understatement) and I asked if he would like that instead of soup. He pondered for a moment and looked at the chorizo and then replied, “Soup.” Once we made it home, fresh ingredients bursting from grocery bags, I got to work immediately, repeating a process I had repeated many times before. The only major difference in the process was the cooking of the chorizo rather than the browning of the Italian sausage. As I added the

chorizo to the soup, the scent that resulted was so dynamic I had to sit down. Change is GOOOOD! The soup was so delicious I almost died a happy death and I knew that Ben would be well taken care of the entire length of my absence. This chorizo…this beautiful chorizo…has raised within me a wonderful curiosity about Leo and how he came about with this recipe and the history of his quaint little shop…you can expect details on my curiosity very soon. Taylor’s Boo Ya’ll Soup with Pistou and Leo’s Chorizo For the Soup: 10 garlic cloves, minced 2 leeks, chopped roughly 1 sweet onion, chopped 1 shallot, minced 4 tablespoons of olive oil 2 cups of chicken broth 3 tablespoons of herbs de Provence or Italian seasoning 2 large cans of diced tomatoes with liquid 4 Yukon potatoes, chopped into medium chunks 4 carrots, chopped into medium chunks 2 cans of cannellini beans with liquid 2 cans of pinto beans with liquid 2 cans of dark red kidney beans with

liquid 2 cans of black eye peas with liquid 1 can of black beans with liquid 2 cans of garbanzo beans with liquid 3 stalks of celery, chopped 2 zucchini (one yellow and one green), chopped into medium chunks 4 oz of green beans, chopped in half 1 cup of frozen peas 1 package of mild Italian sausage, browned and chopped into medium chunks 1 lb of Leo’s Chorizo, browned For the Pistou: 8 garlic cloves ½ cup of (packed) basil leaves 8 tablespoons of parmesan 5 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil Directions: To begin, you will sauté the garlic, leeks, onion and shallot in the olive oil for about 3 minutes, then you will add in the order stated the rest of the ingredients, stirring every few minutes over medium heat. In the meanwhile, you will pulse the ingredients for the pistou in a food processor until combined. Once you taste the soup and the potatoes are cooked through, the soup is done and ready to be eaten; this usually takes about an hour. Serve the soup with a dollop of pistou and enjoy. Due to the high amount of garlic in the soup, this soup can last up to a week, covered and refrigerated.

These are just some of the gloriously beautiful flowers that Phyliss Lynch currently has available in her new shop Growing Wild. You might have seen her and her family working at the shop this last weekend, with pallets and tables full of gorgeous greens. She has not yet had the grand opening, so in the meantime, the shop is open on a soft basis.  She currently has beautiful flowers, herbs and vegetables available at the shop off Highway 60, directly west of Cafe Denogean.  Look forward to the upcoming article showcasing more of the beauty at Growing Wild. (Taylor Sheaffer Ritter photo)

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