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Pinal County Sheriff’s Report The Pinal County Sheriff’s Report is taken from the daily logs, based on the information provided by deputies. All persons arrested are presumed innocent until

proven guilty in a court of law. May 3 Benjamin Daniel Molina, 20, San Manuel, was arrested in the 500 block of Ladera St., San Manuel,

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on a warrant for probation violation. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail in Florence. Rafael Miguel Gracia, 18, San Manuel, was arrested in the area of Fifth Pl. and Avenue C, San Manuel, and was charged with criminal damage, possession of marijuana and hit and run. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail.

Identity theft was reported in the 2000 block of W. Paseo Redondo, Oracle. Theft of jewelry was reported in the 63000 block of E. Desert Highland Dr., SaddleBrooke. Burglary was reported in the 400 block of S. Tierra Verde Pl., San Manuel. May 4 Michael Steven Dykes, 29, Oracle, was arrested and charged with assault,

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disorderly conduct, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail. May 5 An unattended death was reported in the 61000 block of E. Forelock Pl., Eagle Crest. Criminal damage was reported in the area of S. Veterans Memorial Blvd. and Tank Rd., San Manuel. A fence was damaged in a single vehicle accident. A fire was reported in the 600 block of W. Second Ave., San Manuel. A lit grill blew over during high winds and ignited some brush in the alley. San Manuel Fire Department extinguished the fire. May 6 Albert Arnold DeHerrera

Sr., 52, San Manuel, was arrested at the San Manuel PCSO substation on a warrant for failure to appear. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail. PCSO assisted Mammoth Police with a domestic violence call. May 7 Thomas Joe Windham, 34, San Manuel, was arrested in the area of First Ave. and Second Ave., San Manuel, on a warrant for failure to appear. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail. Theft of prescription medication was reported to PCSO at the Oracle substation. Burglary was reported in the 100 block of S. McNab Parkway, San Manuel. Sheriff, Page 6

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vegetation, wildlife and scenery. This will be the first year of the Arizona National Scenic Trail Advisory Council, and council members should commit to serving a full term of two years. Interested candidates should have a desire to perpetuate and protect the characteristics and values for which the Trail was established while taking into consideration other pubic interests along the trail corridor. Written nominations must be received within 60 days from the date of the Federal

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Governor honors Community Advisory Board with Statewide Volunteer Service Award FLORENCE, AZ – They represent business, farming, education, corrections, law enforcement, public health and other professions. They give tirelessly – each of the 12 logging in excess of 500 volunteer hours per year.  But Pinal County’s Juvenile Court Community Advisory Board just got a big statewide thank you from Governor Jan Brewer after they earned the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award in the Small Organization category.   The 12 members making up the Community Advisory Board, or CAB, hail from nine different communities and provide essential community support to the juvenile justice system in Pinal County.  Their mission is to ensure that the county’s practices reflect

the best interest of youth, families, victims and the community. The CAB provides special services to youth on probation and in detention.  An annual Youth Summit provided 80 probationers education on topics ranging from health and fitness to substance abuse and domestic violence prevention.   “This is a very involved group of volunteers, it’s not just a steering committee – these people are involved with the youth providing mentoring, support and enrichment,” Program Administrator Donna McBride said.  “Youth on probation or in detention depend on the involvement of adults who can mentor them and be models of success.  No matter how they arrived in the

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The Community Advisory Board for Pinal County was honored at the state capitol. Pictured from left are: Representative TJ Shope, member Carson McWilliams, Chair Debbie Martinez holding the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award, Program Administrator Donna McBride, member Trudy Keenan, Deputy Director Denise Smith, member Linda Bakker, member Audrey Longstreet, member Steven Sekrecki and Senator Barbara McGuire. (CAB members who were not present for the photo were John Hernandez, Carmen Duarte, Robert Mendez, Yolanda Ewing and Robert Dolson.) juvenile justice system, our volunteers are there to illuminate the path forward and onward to a successful future.”   One of the annual signature events that the

CAB presents is the Mock Trial Competition and it’s the only one of its kind in Arizona. Nearly all of the county’s Superior Court judges volunteer their time for the day while as many

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as 200 middle school and high school students take over the courthouse. The students learn firsthand about the justice system by being part of it.  This year’s event in March marked the 11th annual Mock Trial Competition.   Several of the CAB’s other high profile activities include:  TALK! Visitors’ Mentoring Program, Probation and Youth Justice Center Incentive Program, Drug Court, Youth Summit and GED graduations.   Several years ago, 11 Arizona counties had CABs but many folded due to a lack of state funding.  Pinal’s CAB got together to discuss the funding plight.   “There was no question Award, Page 16

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Free community seed swap set for Saturday, May 25, at the Triangle L Ranch Oracle, AZ – Come to the Triangle L Ranch, located at 2805 North Triangle L Ranch Road in Oracle, on Sat. May 25 for a free event, the Community Seed Swap, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Gardeners, farmers, curious lookie-loos, seed outlaws, conspiracy theorists and all others who would like to reclaim the incredible biodiversity of the food crops that our ancestors cultivated thousands of years ago are welcome to attend. Join the local seed revolution, in the historic Triangle L Ranch watershed to learn about saving your own garden seed, followed by a good old-fashioned seed swap. Refreshments will be available. Don’t forget

to bring your own seeds for swapping. Visit online to learn what you can bring and how to package your seeds. After the seed swap, why not join the March Against Monsanto, one of the first

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St. Bartholomew’s to host Fiesta de la Primavera San Manuel, AZ – Come to Fiesta de la Primavera on May 1, at St. Bartholomew’s Church located on the corner of North Main Street and Park Avenue in San Manuel for all-day

wholesome family fun. Don’t forget to bring your raffle tickets. There will be local entertainment, dancers, dancing, games galore and more, beginning with Mass at 10 a.m. and

ending with you dragging your tired tootsies home at 10 p.m. Come see the Fiesta King and Queen crowned at noon. The candidates are Issia Ramirez, Angelique Maldonodo,

Benito Chavez and Mia Gonzales. The booths will also open at noon, featuring arts and crafts, tasty Mexican and American food and fun games. At 1 p.m., a blind draw horseshoe tournament will take place. Cost is $15 per player. Following at 2 p.m., Ballet Folklorico

Alma de Superior perform and Los Implekados will play. Afterward, starting at 7 p.m., there will be a free dance in the parish hall. More entertainment will be provided by locals The Cardells and folk singer John Huntington of Huntington Chiropractic in Oracle. Across the street, the

Knights of Columbus will host their second annual co-ed softball tournament at the San Manuel softball field. The cost is $120 per team along with two 12-inch softballs. A large screen TV will be raffled during the tournament. Contact Caesar Zazueta at (520) 390-2655 for details.

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St. Bartholomew’s Fiesta De La Primavera Queen/King Candidates are (in no particular order): Issia Ramirez, Angelique Maldonodo, Benito Chavez and Mia Gonzales. Come see who gets Crowned on May 18! (Submitted photo)

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to all of San Manuel and surrounding area. To keep this bright spot shining into the future, the Library Board is asking for your financial support. A donation drive is being held and hopefully you will be able to make a  taxdeductible contributionlarge or small- to help the Board pay for items such as utilities insurance and maintenance fees. Your help is truly needed. Donations may be dropped off at the Library or mailed to San Manuel

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Sheriff Continued from Page 2 Criminal damage was reported at the San Manuel Golf Course. Theft was reported in the 27000 block of S. Redington Rd., San Manuel. May 8 Reynaldo Jesus Martinez, 32, Mammoth, was arrested in the area of Fifth and Rolfs St., Mammoth, on warrants for failure to appear, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to pay child support and four warrants for failure to comply with a court order. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail. May 9 Jesus Sandoval Rodriguez, 62, San Manuel, was arrested in the 600 block of S. Tierra Verde, San Manuel, and was charged with disorderly conduct-domestic violence. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail. Burglary was reported in the 1300 block of W. Hackberry Way, Oracle.

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Mt. Vista athletes honored By John Hernandez On Wednesday May 8, Mountain Vista School held their annual Athletic Banquet. The banquet honored the school’s athletes and coaches. Families of the athletes attended the dinner and watched the presentation of awards. This year’s Athletes of the Year were Leticia Garcia and John Mechado. Millie Mercer was also honored for her outstanding performance at the CJHL Championship Track Meet where she won four medals.

John Machado was named Athlete of the Year at Mountain Vista School. (John Hernandez photo)

Leticia Garcia, left, was named Mountain Vista’s Athlete of the Year. Also recognized was Millie Mercer. (John Hernande photo)

Oracle Community Center to host spaghetti dinner fundraiser for music scholarships Oracle, AZ – Can’t stand the heat? Get out of the kitchen! Come to the Oracle Community Center (OCC) and be well fed, and entertained instead. The OCC is sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner fund raiser to benefit the Oracle Womens Network’s (OWN) music scholarship on May 17 at 6 p.m. The cost is $12 per adult or $5 per child for a savory dinner of spaghetti, garlic cheese bread, salad and dessert. Entertainment will also be provided. If you don’t want to eat, but, just enjoy the entertainment plan to make a donation. Call 520-240-1789 to reserve you seats The OWN music scholarship serves children of the Tri-Community in grades one through 12. Applications will be accepted throughout the end of this school year and the first semester of school, next year. An electric keyboard, music and lessons will be awarded to the scholarship recipient or recipients for one year. Scholarship applications

can be obtained from your local school office, the Oracle Library the Tri-Community Visitors Center, the Oracle Patio Café in Oracle, or on the San Manuel Miner website at Call Elaine Helzer at 896-

9132 for more information. Music lessons have been scientifically proven to help with knowledge retention, improve grades, promote self-discipline and self-confidence, to improve dyslexia and so much more. Unfortunately, music

and art programs have been removed from many schools, meaning that children can only access these benefits through private lessons, which often cost more than their family can afford. The OWN music scholarship was created to help financially

disadvantaged children to get the benefits associated with taking music lesson. Donations to the OWN musical scholarship are welcome; especially electric keyboards. Donations should be taken to Sue and Jerry’s Trading Post in Oracle.

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Mammoth Seniors host monthly potluck at community center By John Hernandez The Mammoth Seniors monthly potluck was held on Wednesday at the Mammoth Community Center. After lunch, Senior Circle Manager Joanie Johnson spoke about the benefits of joining the Senior Circle, a Northwest healthcare resource. Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital offer the Senior Circle benefits which include wellness programs and prescription drug discount cards. There is also special member pricing for blood screenings, mammograms, bone density scans, and

cardiac calcium screenings. Members can also get discounts on contact lenses, prescription eye wear, car rentals, hotels, insurance, flowers, local merchandise and more. Seniors 50 years of age and older can enjoy these benefits by becoming a member for $15 per year. Deanna Payne from Pinal Rural Fire Rescue also spoke about the services provided by Pinal Rural and talked about their free CPR-AED classes which will be offered the first Tuesday of the month. For more information about Senior Circle and Northwest Medical Center

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construction project such as grants or fund raising activities will be pursued. Interim Fire Chief Larry Southard presented his report, saying he was pretty happy with Arizona Water Company and what they are capable of doing with their computerized system in case of a residential fire. He mentioned Freddie Rios and Leonard Garcia of Arizona Water as being very helpful. He reported the Fire Danger Level has Cuts, Page 16

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Top ten SMHS students honored at banquet By John Hernandez The top ten academic students of the San Manuel High School 2013 senior class were honored at a banquet at the Oracle Inn on Wednesday, May 8. The students posed for pictures with their parents and enjoyed a fine dinner. Superintendent John Ryan recognized the students for their hard work and accomplishments and each was presented with a personalized Airflyte pen. There were three Valedictorians selected this year: Max Duffy, Wyatt Fessenden and Wayne Newman. The other top students were Leticia Reidhead, Rosa Reyes, Kiana Estrada, Angel Esquivel, Aubrianne Estrada, Sarah Robles and Alexis Garibay. Most Inspirational Teacher award was presented to Ms. Linda Brooks. Each student got to select the teacher that most inspired them. Each teacher received a trophy with “Most Inspirational Teacher” and the name of the student that selected them engraved on it. Each student wrote how they were inspired by the teacher they selected. The teacher chosen by Max Duffy was Mr. Miles. Max said of Mr. Miles: “Mr. Miles inspired me because not only is he passionate about teaching, but also about learning. He has such vast stores of knowledge because as every good scientist is, he is incredibly curious about the world of science and loves satisfying his curiosity. I wish that one day I will learn as much as him and then be able to share the knowledge with everyone as he has.” Julie Dale-Scott was chosen by Wyatt

This year’s top ten students at San Manuel High School were treated to a dinner at the Oracle Inn last week. (John Hernandez photo) Fessenden: “Mrs. Scott is not just a teacher, but a person I admire. She has taught me countless lessons in the classroom as well as out. I am truly grateful that I have such a wonderful teacher and friend in life!” Mr. Smith was chosen by Wayne Newman: “I selected him because with all he has been through, he still does all he can to teach his students. He is always looking to cheer people up and helps anyone with any type of problems. He has also helped me with hurdles. He also challenges my classmates and I to better

ourselves in every area of life.” Mrs. DeCastro was chosen by Leticia Reidhead: “She was my first grade teacher and taught me how to have fun and still learn. I loved going to her class, she is one of the reasons I am in the top ten. Thank you, Mrs. DeCastro, for being a great teacher.” Mrs. Lopez was chosen by Rosa Reyes: “I chose her because she has seen me grow up. She has been my coach since seventh grade year. Mrs. Lopez has seen me grow as an athlete and person throughout these six years.”

Linda Brooks was chosen by Kiana Estrada: “Ms. Brooks has been my motivation to push myself beyond what I think is my limit, to knowing thre’s only limits I make for myself. This year, I got the pleasure of being part of Ms. Brooks AP English class. I’ll never forget how much she’s taught me and opened my eyes to.” Mrs. Miles was chosen by Angel Esquivel: “I chose Mrs. Miles because she is an awesome teacher and just an awesome person in general.” Mrs. Watson was chosen by Aubrianne Estrada: “Mrs. Jenny Watson was

my kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Watson greeted you every day with a smile and a day filled with adventures. The one thing I remember most from her class was a wall, which she posted with life skills on green papers. To this day I still remember those life skills, and they have developed the person I am today. Wherever I end up in my future I will always remember those green life skills, and how important they are to being a good person.” Mrs. Robles was chosen by Sarah Robles: “I consider Mrs. Robles my Most Inspirational Teacher

because she helped me realize that if I want to succeed, I have to work for it. She helped me realize that I am capable of doing anything I set my mind to. Mrs. Robles believes in every single one of her students and challenges them to do their absolute best.” Ms. Smith was chosen by Alexis Garibay: “She is a fantastic teacher and inspirational coach. Ms. Smith has taught me to keep pushing through all the obstacles that could block my way to success. I am honored to have her attend the banquet with me.”

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Champs! Lady Miners capture the By Frank Smith The San Manuel Lady Miners varsity softball team captured the Division IV State Softball Championship by defeating the North West Christian Crusaders 5 - 4 on May 11 at the Rose Mofford Softball Complex in Phoenix. The Lady Miners entered the semi-finals as the #2 seed and first faced off against the #14 seed the Miami Lady Vandals on May 10 in the Semi-Finals and won 3 – 2 in a very close match-up to advance to the finals. San Manuel had played Miami twice before during the regular season beating the Lady Vandals 5 – 3 and 11 – 5. But this time around the difference was a single run. The Lady Miners scored late in the game, scoring two runs in the fifth inning and one run in the sixth inning; Lyana Waddell led the fifth inning with a walk; Mariah McBride followed with another walk; Nicole Encinas got out on base a sacrifice bunt moving runners to scoring position, and Mireya Tamayo then hit a single to drive in both runs. In the sixth inning the Lady Miners scored with one out. Angelica Zuniga had drawn a walk and Waddell got hit by a pitch. McBride attempted a sacrifice bunt, but Miami was unable to handle it, making an error at first and allowing Zuniga to score. Miami scored one run in the third inning when the eighth hitter in the lineup Garcia, got on with a single, and got to second on an error at short. She got to third on a passed ball. The number nine hitter struck out, but Johnson, who was the top of the line up, singled driving Garcia in to score. San Manuel held them until the top of the seventh when on two outs Johnson again singled and was followed by Mawson with a double driving Johnson in. The inning ended when

San Manuel holds the state hardware after a win over Northwest Christian Saturday, 5-4. (Frank Smith photo) the next batter grounded out to the short stop. In the circle was Lyana Waddell with Felicia Medina catching. Waddell faced 30 batters in seven innings allowing two runs (earned) on eight hits, recording three strikeouts and one walk. At the plate, Mireya Tamayo went 2 for 4 with two singles, and one RBI; Felicia Medina went 2 for 3 with two doubles; and Mariah McBride had one RBI. “This was a tough game for us. Miami came out ready to play and they gave us a great game. When you see the same team three times in one season, and you’ve

already beat them twice… that third game can be scary,” Head Coach Deanne Brewer said. “We went to the plate very aggressively, but we were swinging at the high ball. We really hurt ourselves by not being disciplined. We squeezed out four hits. That’s not a normal game for us. We went to the short game and Miami struggled with it. We worked very hard this season not only on the short game, but ball placement in the short game. Every bunt we put down was down the first base side. I believe that gave us the momentum we needed.” In the Championship game, it was the #1 seed Northwest

Christian against the #2 seed San Manuel – the way brackets are destined to be, pitting the best against the best. This was a game for the ages … a true championship game. The Lady Miners wore their mantra on the shirts that read, “More Hustle, More Heart, More Sweat, More Desire” and that could of not been “More True” as the young San Manuel team displayed the all of the above and then some to show the poise of a true an tested team to win it all. Brewer said, “Intense. This game was intense. We scored one run in the second inning when Zuniga hit a solo homer.

We stayed up 1-0 until the bottom of the sixth inning when Northwest scored two runs on two outs.” The Lady Miners came up to bat in the top of the first inning with Mireya Tamayo popping up to the first baseman. Felicia Gomez then grounded out to the third baseman, and Alyssa Cuellar struck out for the third out of the inning; San Manuel scored no runs on no hits with no errors and no runners left on base. In the bottom half of the first inning, the first NW batter hit a ground ball to second base. The throw was mishandled at first base but

quickly recovered and thrown back to second. The runner was tagged out in an attempt for an extra base. The second batter hit a fly ball to right field for the second out of the inning. The next batter drew a walk and the next batter flied out to right field for the third out of the inning. Northwest scored no runs on no hits or errors, and left one on base for a score of 0 – 0. In the second inning, Felicia Medina lined out to the short stop. Mackenzie Vindiola popped up to the short stop. Angelica Zuniga took the second pitch of the at bat deep over the left field fence on a line drive for the solo home

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Felicia Medina hits a two run single to break the tie late in the game. (Frank Smith photo) run to bring the score 1 – 0 in favor of San Manuel. Waddell struck out to end the inning. The Miners scored one run on one hit with no errors and no runners left on base. San Manuel took the lead 1 – 0. NW’s first batter came to bat and got on base with a double to the gap between left and center field. The next batter popped up to the short stop. The third batter hit a blooper just behind second base to move the runner over to third base. With the fourth batter at the plate, San Manuel’s catcher Medina threw the ball back to third base to pick off the runner at third for the second out of the inning. NW’s next batter struck out to end the inning. The Lady Crusaders scored no runs on two hits with no errors and one runner left on base. The score was still 1 – 0. In the third inning, SM’s McBride popped up to the short stop. Encinas got thrown out at third base after reaching base on a bunt and attempting to get an extra base on a steal. Tamayo and Gomez got on base and then Cuellar flied out to center field for the third

out of the inning. The Lady Miners scored no runs on one hit with one error and two runners left one base. The score was still 1 – 0. Northwest came to bat in the third. The first batter for the inning lined out to center field, the second batter got a single, the next batter drew a walk, the next batter flied out to left field, and the next batter grounded out to the short stop for the third out of the inning. Northwest scored no runs, on one hit with two runners left on base, leaving the score 1-0. In the fourth inning, Medina flied out to left field, Vindiola popped up to the short stop, and Zuniga grounded out to second base; the Lady Miners had no runs on no hits with no errors and no runners left on base, the base was 1 – 0. Northwest came to bat in the bottom half of the inning, the first batter popped up to short stop, the second batter struck out, the next batter hit a single and took second base on a passed ball, the next batter popped up to second base for the third out of the inning; North West scored no runs on

one hit with one error and one left on base, score was still 1 – 0 San Manuel. In the fifth inning, Waddell drew a walk, McBride struck out, Encinas hustled for a single, Tamayo singled to centerfield to load the bases with Gomez coming up to bat – Gomez popped up to the short stop, Cuellar had the

bases loaded but she grounded out to the pitcher; San Manuel scored no runs on two hits with no errors and three runners left on base, with the score still 1 – 0. The Lady Crusaders came up to bat with the first two batters grounded out for the first two outs and the third batter popped up to the second baseman to end the inning; no runs, no hits, no errors, and no one left on base. In the sixth inning, Medina flied to center, Vindiola grounded out to the pitcher, and Zuniga grounded out to third base; no run, no hits,no and no errors with no one left on base, with no one left on base. In the bottom half of the inning, the first batter grounded out to second base, the second batter popped up to the short stop for the second out of the inning, the third batter hit a double to left field, the next batter got on base with an error on the short stop, the fifth batter dropped a single over second base to score a run, the sixth batter hit a single into left field to score another run to take the lead 2 – 1, the seventh batter

grounded out to the short stop to end the inning; North West scored two runs on three hits, on one error and had two runners left on base, the score was now 2 – 1 in favor of Northwest. But what happens when the pressure is on? “We rally,” Brewer said. “We have been that team all year. We are good when the pressure is on. We are great in a two out situation.” In the top of the seventh inning, the Lady Miners battled back. Waddell came up to bat and drew a walk. McBride struck out. Encinas grounded out to the third baseman. “Here comes the rally,” Brewer said. “Tamayo singled to get herself on base. Gomez drew a walk. I knew their pitcher was rattled and we had the meat of our lineup coming up. I told them to wait for their pitch. Look for one pitch and to keep the bat on their shoulder until they got that pitch. I knew the more pitches their pitcher had to throw the better opportunity we had to make something happen.” Gomez drew a walk loading

Lyana Waddell bears down on the pitch for the win. (Frank Smith photo)

the bases. “We had had loaded bases earlier in the game, but I knew the pressure was really on Northwest at that point,” Brewer said. Cuellar came to the plate and she had been struggling to get her bat going for the past couple of at bats, Brewer explained. The coach called time out to talk to her and “settle her down. I told her she was in the driver seat and she needed to look for her pitch.” Cuellar did. She drew a walk scoring Waddell and tying up the game. Then Medina stepped to the plate. “Medina has been solid all season,” Brewer said. “I never doubt this kid. I knew she was going to make it happen and sure enough she did.” With the bases still loaded Medina stepped to the plate and hit a single to right field scoring Tamayo and Gomez to score two runs. Vindiola came to bat and hit a shot into left field to score Cuellar to add to the lead. Zuniga came up to bat and grounded out to the short stop. When the dust settled, the Lady Miners scored four runs on three hits with no errors and two left on base. San Manuel now had the upper hand, 5-2, leaving Northwest Christian with last bats. Northwest had the top of their line-up coming to the plate. The coach told Waddell to keep the ball down so SM could get ground balls. “We didn’t want them on base,” Brewer said. NW’s first batter hit a double into left field. The next batter hit another double into left field to move the runner from second base to third. The third batter hit a sacrifice fly to score the first batter who tagged up. The fourth batter hit a single that was bobbled Lady Miners, Page 12

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Lady Miners Continued from Page 11 by the pitcher to score another run to cut San Manuel’s lead to 5-4 with one out and a runner on first base. Brewer’s thoughts were, “These two runs don’t matter. We have to get outs.” The next batter hit a short fly to Encinas in right field which she made a shoe-string catch and threw the ball to home in an effort to get the runner. The throw was high and she was safe. Runner was at third one out. The next batter Rodenkick hit a ball back to Waddell that she bobbled and couldn’t make a play on, scoring yet another run. Runner at first, one out. Petlit hit a ball to short that McBride threw to Tamayo at second to get the second out. And the praying begins… the next batter hits a ball to Waddell that she bobbles, recovers and throws the batter out at first. Miners win 5-4! In the circle was Waddell with Medina catching, Waddell faced 33 batters allowing four runs (two earned) on nine hits, recorded one strikeout, two walks, two stolen bases, and one passed ball. At the plate, Mireya Tamayo went 2 for 4 with a singles; Felicia Gomez went 1 for 3 with a single; Alyssa Cuellar went 0 for 3 with a walk, and one RBI; Felicia Medina went 1 for 4, with a single, and two RBIs; Mackenzie Vindiola went 1 for 4 with a single, and an RBI;Angelica Zuniga went 1 for 4 with a home run, and one RBI; and Nicole Encinas went 2 for 2 with singles, and a sacrifice. “We had a great season,” Brewer said. “These girls came a long way. At the beginning of the season we were going to the batter’s box looking scared, by the end of the season we are pounding the ball. We improved by leaps and bounds when it came to executing the

San Manuel Miner, San Manuel, Arizona short game and defensively. The unity of these girls is unbelievable. They believed in themselves and their teammates, they trusted the coaches and did what was asked of them. The parents supported us the whole way. I cannot thank the parents enough for their support of the program and my coaching. They let us do our jobs. That made the difference.” Brewer continued, “You know the saying, ‘Winning is contagious’? I believe we caught the bug in the Wickenburg tournament. We had lost almost every game we played to bigger schools. We were in the consolation bracket and we had a team meeting. We decided we should take the consolation bracket. We did it and from then on (with the exception of the two losses to Empire and one to Hayden), we kept it together. During the Hayden tournament, they proved themselves and what they could do. We came back and won the tournament. It was awesome. We told them all the rest of the season to remember that feeling and capture it. It became who we were. I can’t tell you how many times we rallied with two outs. I am just so proud of my girls. They did it! We did it! Winning is fun!” San Manuel had not been to

the Championship game since 1994 when the Lady Miners, under the direction of the late Coach Jeff Rupright, defeated Show Low 7 -1 in the then 3A Division to claim the title. The Lady Miners softball program is rich in history with Coach Shelia Baize winning the Championship titles in

1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982 and taking RunnersUp titles in 1978, 1983, and 1984; Coach Jeff Rupright picked up the torch and brought home Runners-Up titles in 1986, 1987, 1991 and captured the Championship in 1990 by beating Show Low 7 – 6 in eight innings.

May 15, 2013 Current, 14-year Head Coach Deanne Brewer picked up the torch in 1999 and has been to several quarter-final and semi- finals. This was Brewer’s first trip to the finals and she did not falter - the torch that has been passed down to Brewer may have dimmed and flickered at times

throughout the years but the flame never went out and now with the young team that is set to return next year…the flame seems shine as bright as ever. Missed the action? Want to relive San Manuel’s win over Northwest Christian? Go online to to view the game on video.

Lady Miners getting set for the trophy presentation. (Frank Smith photo)

We did it! Reality sinks in for the Lady Miners. (Frank Smith photo)

Head Coach Deanne Brewer and her ‘rally cap’ celebrate with a high five. (Frank Smith photo)

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Newman brings home three individual titles at state track meet By Frank Smith The Miner Track team sent six athletes to the state track and field championships to compete on May 10 and 11 at Mesa Community College in Mesa. In the 110m Hurdle finals, Wayne Newman blew away the competition with a time of 14.52 defending his 2012 title. He again took the 300m Hurdle title with a time of 38.41, he also placed fifth in the high jump and was champion in long jump with a jump of 22’8.25”. “In both the prelims and finals, Wayne looked so strong against the competition,” head coach Maria Lopez said. “In each race there was plenty of daylight between Wayne and the rest of the field. Wayne Newman takes the top podium spot for a win in one of three state championships he took this weekend in Mesa. (Submitted photo)

Miners fall to Phoenix Christian in state semi-finals

By Frank Smith The San Manuel Miners varsity baseball team fell 8 – 6 to the Phoenix Christian Cougars, in the Division IV State Semi-Finals on May 10 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The Miners had a another surprise run into the state playoffs as they entered the tournament as the no. 18 seed and worked their way into the top four teams of Division IV. The Cougars came into the tournament as the no. 3 seed and lost to Desert Christian from Tucson in the Championship game on Saturday.

San Manuel was evenly matched with Phoenix Christian and were presented a chance to come from behind to tie and possibly win. However, the Miners could not catch a lucky bounce late in the game, committing one too many errors that would ultimately cost them the game and a spot in the championship game. The game was scoreless until the Cougars broke the silence, pushing two runs across the plate in the bottom of the third inning. San Manuel answered back with two runs of their own as the Baseball, Page 16

His times were such that he would have beat out all Division III and Division II competitors, and if running against Division I runners, would have placed in the top three.” Newman will compete this Wednesday at Brophy Prep in the Meet of Champions. On May 10, the results in the Girls Discus: Ani Robles had a throw of 74’4.50” and Maxi Lara had a throw of 77’8”. In the 100m dash, Lizzette Campa posted a time of 14.24. In the 110m Hurdles, Wayne Newman posted a time of 14.37. In the 300m Hurdles, Wayne Newman posted a time 38.67 and Jared Gonzales posted a time of 49.77. The results for Saturday May 11, in the Triple Jump

for the girls, Nicole Predgo Primero had a jump of 27’6.25”. In the Shot Put for the girls, Maxi Lara had a toss of 28’6”.

Wayne Newman shows off the hardware he earned at state. (Submitted photo)

Former teacher passes torch to track star By John Hernandez Casey Egan was at the Divisional Track meet in San Manuel earlier this month to congratulate San Manuel High School track star Wayne Newman. Newman is undefeated in the high hurdles this year. He has won every race he has competed in including the Willie Williams Track meet in Tucson. At the Willie Williams meet, he competed against athletes from many of the larger schools in Tucson. Wayne broke Casey Egan’s school record in the 110-meter high hurdles with a new time of 14.12 seconds. Casey had held the record since 1976 with a time of 14.5. Casey congratulated Wayne and told him a finer kid couldn’t have been chosen to have broken his record. Casey was also Wayne’s 5th grade teacher at B Avenue Elementary School. Casey

also encouraged Wayne to go for his record in the intermediate hurdles.

Wayne Newman has qualified for the state meet. He will be attending

school at Lipscomb College on a partial track scholarship.

Record breakers: Wayne Newman broke Casey Egan’s school record for the 330 meter hurdles at the State Championships. Newman took three first places. 110 hurdles, 330 hurdles and triple jump. (John Hernandez photo)

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News and Photos by Mammoth STEM Students Volume 2, Number 7

Mammoth Elementary STEM School

Visiting the Smallhouse Ranch in Redington Mrs. Formo’s Class went on a field trip to the Smallhouse Ranch. We started out on a hayride. We rode through the oat and alfalfa fields and saw a hawk’s nest way up in a dead cottonwood tree. Next we saw a big owl sitting in a mesquite tree. The cows were chasing us and trying to eat the alfalfa hay we were sitting on. There were some different colored cows; black, black and white, butter colored, and silver. We walked up a big hill to see the green houses. Mr. Smallhouse showed us how they make compost to grow the saguaros. It is different than the way we make compost. It has sawdust, sand, and cow manure and ours has table scraps, paper, and leaves. We saw different sized saguaros growing. Some were about two inches and some were even bigger. We returned to the trailer and headed back through the field. Along the way, we stopped and collected soil samples so we can test to see how much nitrogen is in the soil where alfalfa is growing and where oats are growing. The alfalfa puts nitrogen into the soil and makes it richer. After we got back, we ate lunch beside the horse corrals. We were done and headed back up the San Pedro Valley to school. The Smallhouses took their time and showed us all these neat things and we appreciate their kindness. One side note to this story: Johnny Smallhouse is a student in Mrs. Formo’s class. He shared his knowledge of farming and life on a ranch with his classmates.

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Desert Walks By Alyssandra Alvarez and Mason Stewart Mrs. Faulkenberry’s first grade class and Mrs. Formo’s kindergarten class have been going on walks out into the

desert near the school. We went to go see with our eyes what the environment was like there. We saw flowers and we found a seed in a flower. We also found a lot of cactus. Mrs. Faulkenberry taught us about phenology which is the study of periodic plant and life cycles and how these are influenced by seasons and climate. All of us adopted a plant to observe throughout the year. We could pick a cactus, tree, or bush. There are creosote bushes, hedgehog cactus, saguaro cactus, palo verde trees, Christmas Tree cactus, Teddy Bear Cholla, and more. My friends picked out a cactus and they drew it. Some people picked the

same ones and others picked differently. We saw a gila monster on our last hike. We saw him trying to find food and water. We saw a red bug on a plant and it was pollinating. We will continue to study our plants throughout the year as they grow and change.

Life cycle of a seed Students have been working very hard in Mrs. Maestas’ preschool classroom learning about the life cycle of a seed. Students can tell you the three things a seed needs in order to grow {sun, water, & soil}. Students have also learned the parts of a plant and how pollination occurs. Students were able to watch as their own seeds grew roots, sprouted stems, grew leaves and turned into plants. Students then potted the plants they grew from seeds into pots they made themselves and will be giving them to their mom’s as one of their Mother’s Day gifts.

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DUDLEYVILLE BURN BAN Effective May 1 – Sept. 30, a burn ban will be in effect for the Dudleyville Volunteer Fire District, which includes areas of Dudleyville, Indian Hills and Aravaipa.


ORACLE COMMUNITY CENTER SPAGHETTI DINNER Come to the Oracle Community Center at American Ave. in Oracle for our fund-raising Spaghetti Dinner, in support of our music scholarship, on May 17, 6 pm. Cost is $12 for adults or $5 for kids under 12. There will be live entertainment, good food and lots of fun! Bring your family and friends! Call Maggie Riggs at 520240-1789 to R.S.V.P.



ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S FIESTA DE LA PRIMAVERA St. Bartholomew’s invites you to come to our Fiesta de la Primavera on May 18, beginning with Mass at 10 am. See article for more details. BLOOMING LATE WRITER’S SUPPORT GROUP Blooming Late Writer’s Support Group, for women only over age 35, will be meeting only one time this month on May 19, 1 pm at the Patio Cafe in Oracle. There will be a special guest speaker from Mexico to speak about the writings of history. If you haven’t come to check out the group, before, this would be the time! We are an encouragement group for writing of any level and style, published or not. Enjoy free gourmet goodies at every meeting! For more information contact Samantha at 896-9585



WELL-ARMED WOMAN MEETING The Well-Armed Woman Copper Basin Shooting Chapter’s second meeting will be on Sun, May 19, 1 pm at the Copper Basin Sportsman’s Club Shooting Range. It is open to all women over 21 years of age. For more information contact Marti Stonecipher at 520-400-8914.


VBS 2013 Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of Oracle and Mountain Rd., will be holding a program, “Clean Water for All God’s Children,” for kids from K-12 years from July 22 -26, from, 9 am - noon. On Sun., July 28, there will be a special worship service featuring the children who will sing, offer Bible verses, and share their experiences. Volunteers are sought to help with the program, especially a photographer and anyone who can sing (on or off key), “shepherds” to see that youngsters get from program to program, and “gophers” to find necessary items from nearby stores. There will also be a pre-K program that needs adult support and a person who can lead the reflections at the end of the day is welcome. Teens can also get involved by being assistants in various areas. Contact Cassie for more information: at, or 8891223. You may also call the church directly at 825-7858.



CHARLOTTE’S WAY RESCUE YARD SALES Charlotte’s Way Rescue is having a massive yard sale from 7:30 am – 5 pm on May 18 and 19 at 2690 Olson Dr. Oracle. They have a little bit of everything, including baked goods. For donations for yard sale, please call 520-705-5425.



MAMMOTH NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH Come and join the Mammoth Neighborhood Watch on May 21 and June 4, 6:30 pm at the Community Center in Mammoth.


lessed Sacrament Parish is seeking all young Tri-Community girls between 5 and 17 years old to run for 2013 Fiesta Queen. Contact Angie at 487-2786 or Diana at 385-4201.


an Manuel Open Market is still going strong ever Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon at 801 McNab Parkway in front of the Community Presbyterian Church. Table space is only $5. There are lots of baked goods, food, coffee, craft items and swap meet bargains. Come and meet your friends and neighbors. For more information, contact Laurie 520-385-4215 or Norma 520-487-0192. he Home Alone Pendant offers peace of mind by being able to call for emergency assistance by simply pressing a button. Units are available in San Manuel through TRIAD. Funded by UNITED WAY. Call Jerry at 385-2835 for details. OAD CONSTRUCTION Utility companies will be conducting utility relocation work beginning Monday, April 29, for approximately six months along State Route 77 (between Tangerine Road and the Pinal County Line). The work is part of a collaborative project between Arizona Department



uesday (Every Tuesday), 12:30-4 p.m. Bridge is played at the Oracle Community Center. Call Ethel Amator at 896-2197 or Mary McClure at 896-2604 for more information. UESDAY (3rd Tuesday of the Month), 6 PM, ORACLE SCHOOL BOARD The Oracle School Board meets the third Tuesday


of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and the Regional Transportation Authority to improve traffic flow and enhance safety on Oracle Road (SR 77) for the community and traveling public. Your patience is appreciated as ADOT moves forward on this very important project. For more information, email projects@azdot. gov or call the ADOT project hotline at 1-855-712-8530. esource information for seniors is now available at Sun Life Clinic in San Manuel. Some of the information available is meant to aid caregivers in their work. Also available is medicine safety information for seniors. Stop in or call to get more information and phone numbers on these and other subjects. The office is open Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 520-709-8322 or 1-800-293-9393 for more information. he Mammoth/Winkelman Early Head Start is accepting applications for children 0-3 years for the 2013-2014 school year. Children must be three before Aug. 31 and need to bring in proof of birth, guardianship, income and immunizations. Children with disabilities accepted. Call 520-487-2843 for more information.



of each month at Oracle Ridge School. Please contact District Office at 896-3072 for more information. hursday (1st and 3rd Thursday of the month) ORACLE-SAN MANUEL LIONS CLUB Meetings are held at the San Manuel Elks Lodge.


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Baseball Continued from Page 13 Miners scored in the top of the fourth inning. Phoenix put together a big inning in the fourth as the Miners committed a few errors that allowed the Cougars to score five runs in the bottom half of the inning to take the lead 7 – 1. The Miners would not go down quietly as they got things going to score three runs in the top of the fifth inning to cut into the lead at 5 – 7. Phoenix Christian

would score one more run in the bottom of the fifth to extend the lead to 8 – 5. In the sixth inning, the Miners were only able to push one more run across the plate to fall short 8 – 6 and take the loss to the Cougars as the Miners failed to score in the top of the seventh inning. The Miners scored six runs on six hits and committed four errors while the Cougars scored eight runs on six hits and committed three runs. On the mound for the Miners was Anthony Garcia (5 – 2) with T.J Brown

catching and Shane Kelly coming in for relieve Garcia. Garcia allowed five hits, seven runs-four earned, struck out three batters and walked four. Offensively, Demetrious Dietz went 1 for 3 with one run scored and one RBI, Anthony Garcia went 1 for 3 with one run scored and one RBI, Marty Rodriguez went 1 for 4 with a double and two RBIs, and Danny Quijada went 1 for 1 with a triple. “I am very proud of all the guys how they never gave up during the game,” head coach Steve Elmore said.

“If a couple bounces go our way or a couple hits drop, we could have won the game. It’s not the outcome that the seniors wanted, but I hope they are happy with finishing in the top four in the state.” Elmore said it is a big accomplishment to do it once, but most of these guys have done it for two straight years. “Next year’s group will be looking to make it three straight years,” he added. “I just want to thank the players for letting me coach them this year, it was a lot of fun that I will not forget.”


Church Directory

Assembly of God 1145 Robles Rd., ORACLE 520-896-2408

Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Evening Service 6 p.m.

Wednesday night services postponed through the summer months.

Oracle Union Church American Ave., Oracle • 896-2544 Near Mt. Lemmon Turnoff “A community church for a world community.”

Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Ed Nelson

Pastor Nathan Hogan

Oracle Church of Christ

2425 El Paseo 896-2452 896-2067 Sunday Bible Study • 10 am Worship • 11 am

Community Presbyterian Church

Mammoth Assembly of God

First Baptist Church

McNab & First Ave., San Manuel 385-2341 Sunday: Adult Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Morning Service 11 a.m.

201 E. Kino & Catalina/POB 692 We offer Help, Healing & Hope Sunday School.......9:45 a.m. Worship Service........11 a.m. Sunday.........................6 p.m. Wednesday..................6:30 p.m. (Adult and Children’s Services) Interim Pastor Donald Montes 487-2219

Sunday: School 9:30 a.m. Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Free food distribution 2nd Tuesday, 1 p.m.

4th Sunday of the month: Joyful Music Celebration 4 p.m. with potluck to follow.

Living Word Chapel 3941 W. Hwy. 77, Oracle 896-2771 • 896-9020

Saturday Youth Service: 6 p.m.

(except 5th Saturday of the month)

Sunday: First Service 9 a.m. Fellowship Time 10:30-11 a.m. Second Service 11 a.m. Children & Youth classes available for both services

Pastor James Ruiz

First Southern Baptist Church

Short & Jones Street, Mammoth Pastor Frank Ogden • 487-2488

Sunday: Sunday School Worship Evening Service Wednesday:

9:45 a.m. 11 a.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m.

“Where the Gospel is preached.”

American Way, Oracle 520-808-3171 Pastor Ray Lott

Full Gospel Church of God

301 E. Webb Dr., San Manuel 520-385-1250 or 520-385-5017 Pastors Michael & Bea Lucero Sr.

Sunday: School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. No Evening Service Wednesday 6 p.m.

Teen Group 3rd Friday of every month 6 p.m.

First Baptist Church 103 W. Galiuro, Mammoth Pastor Joe Ventimiglia 520-405-0510

Sunday: Morning Worship 11:15 a.m. “The Church On The Hill”

Pastor: Rev. Jeff Dixon

First Baptist Church 1st & Nichols, San Manuel, 385-4655

Psalm 1:2 The Potter’s House Pastor Ronnie Lujan 212 Main Street, Mammoth 520-896-2438

Sunday: Sunday School 10 - 10:45 a.m Morning Service 11 a.m. Evening Service 7 p.m. Wednesday: Mid-Week Service 7 p.m.

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Award Continued from Page 4 in anyone’s mind, this group would carry on their work because it was too important to support the youth of Pinal County,”

Cuts Continued from Page 8 been elevated to “very high.” There has been no deployment of the Wildland Fire Crew so far. The Florence Prison Wildland Fire Crew has been working three days a week doing brush abatement on private property. There are currently eight students in the Firefighter I & II academy. The fire department is still working on updating their policies and procedures.

Program Administrator Donna McBride said. “The work they do on behalf of the young people we serve was too important to let money stand in the way.”   “Governor Brewer’s recognition of the value and importance of Pinal County’s Juvenile Court Community Advisory Board is an incredible honor,” said Todd Zweig, Juvenile Court Services Director.  “Our volunteers support the juveniles, provide educational value to schools and help initiate community service programs that allow youth in the justice system to repair the damage done by their crime.  We hope this program can serve as a model for others.” Editor’s Note: Copper Area News Reporter John Hernandez is a member of this group. Congratulations, John!

Public Notice

Notice Of Hearing Notice of Hearing by the Oracle Volunteer Fire District on June 17th 2013 at 1475 West American Ave. Oracle Arizona. Review and acceptance of the proposed budget for 2013 / 2014. Meeting will begin at 6:00 PM.

Oracle Seventh-Day Adventist Church 2150 Hwy. 77, Oracle

Saturday: Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. Pastor John Roybal

Iglesia de Dios “Pan DeVida”

113 N. Main Street, Mammoth Sunday: Bible Study 9:45 a.m. El lugar donde encontraras el agua Worship 11 a.m. viva que saciara la sed de tu alma. 10 a.m. Discipleship 5 p.m. Domingo: Worship 6 p.m. Miercoles: 7 p.m. Wednesday: Viernes (oracion): 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting 6 p.m. Pastor Sergio Hernandez Kevin Duncan, Pastor 520-265-2192

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Notice Of Publication Articles Of Organization Have Been Filed In The Office Of The Arizona Corporation Commission For I Name: Eklund Using the index choose the section that best fitsL-18-43403-3. your ad Refrigeration, LLC. II The address of registered office is: 977 E Gold Dust Way, San Tan Valley AZ 85143. The name and address of the Statutory Agent is: Calvin Marco Eklund, 977 E Gold Dust Way San Tan Valley AZ 85143. III Management of limited liability company Minimum word is 15 words for $4.20. Every word there after isThe 28¢.names is reserved to the members. and addresses of each person who is a member are: Calvin Marco Eklund, 977 E Gold Dust Way, San Tan Valley AZ 85143, member. Publish: 5/15/13, 5/22/13, 5/29/13

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NOTICE (for publication) ARTICLES OF Notice ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED Articles Of Organization Have Been Filed IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA In The Office Of The Arizona Corporation Commission For I Name: MORENO'S CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR I. MEXICAN GRILL NUMBER FIVE, L.L.C. Name: MARCy’S RANCHO DOS BAR II The address of the registered office O LLC L-1821506-2 II. The address of is 85 W. Combs Road, Suite 104, San the known place of business is: 2440 E Tan Valley, Arizona 85140. III The name Sherry Lane San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 and of for theadditional Statutory $2.00 Agent is ONE of these graphics can be added to youraddress word ad III. The name and street address of Ronald W. Meyer, 3636 North Central the Statutory Agent is: Marcy Orwig Avenue, Suite 700, Phoenix, Arizona 2440 E. Sherry Lane San Tan Valley, IV The management of the SUPER85012. NEWManagement of the limited AZ 85140 company is vested FORin a manager. The each person liability company is vested in a managerBUY names and addresses of WOW! LISTING RENT who is a manager and each member who or managers. The names and addresses owns a twenty percent (20%) interest or of each person who is a manager AND greater interest in the capital or profits of each member who owns a twenty percent the company are: Jose Angel Moreno, or greater interest theword. capitalAor profits We charge byinthe word is anything with a space85before or afterRoad, Manager/Member, W. Combs of liability company are: Marcy Punctuation is free. Phone numbersSuite with104, areaSan codes and prices are Tan Valley, Arizona 85140. C. Orwig 2440 E Sherry Lane, San Tan Publish: considered 1 word each.5/1/13, 5/8/13, 5/15/13 Valley, AZ 85140 member MINER Legal 5/1/13, 5/8/13, 5/15/13

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For the first 15 words. Public Notice 2.25 inches Minimum Trustee Sale No.charge 20997-1430 Public Notice $4.20 $56.70 Notice Of Trustee’s Sale Trustee Sale No. 20997-1374 Recorded: 4/19/2013 Loan No.

Notice Of Trustee’s Sale Recorded: 4/19/2013 Loan No. 9500405489 The following legally described trust property will be sold, pursuant to the power of sale under that certain Deed of Trust dated May 3, 2004, and recorded on May 5, 2004 in Fee No. 2004-033031, Records of Pinal, Arizona, at public auction to the highest bidder at the main entrance to the Superior Court Building, 971 North Jason Lopez Circle, Building A, Florence, Arizona on 30th day of July, 2013 at 10:00 AM of said day: Legal: Lot 639, of Arizona City Unit Fifteen, according to the plat of record in the office of the County Recorder of Pinal County, Arizona, in Book 17 of Maps, Page 23 Street Address or Identifiable Location: 12041 W. Lobo Drive Airzona City, AZ 85123 Tax Parcel No.: 511-63-6390 Original Principal Balance: $76,500.00 Name and address of Original Trustor: Anna Maria Valdivia P.O. Box 672 Arizona City, AZ 85123 Name and address of Purported Current Owner: Anna Maria Valdivia P.O. Box 672 Arizona City, AZ 85123 Name and address of Beneficiary: BMO Harris Bank, N.A. as successor by merger to M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank 770 North Water Street Milwaukee, WI 53202 Name and address of Current Trustee: Scott L. Potter Jackson White, P.C. 40 North Center Street, Suite 200 Mesa, AZ 85201 Phone (480) 464-1111 Dated: April 16th, 2013. /s/ Scott L. Potter, Trustee Manner of Trustee Qualification: A member of the State Bar of Arizona, required by A.R.S. § 33-803, Subsection A(2) Trustee’s Regulator: State Bar of Arizona State Of Arizona ) ) ss. County of Maricopa ) On the 16th day of April, 2013, before me, the undersigned notary public, personally appears Scott L. Potter, who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same in his authorized capacity, ad that by his signature on the instrument the person, or the entity upon behalf of which the person acted, executed the instrument. Witness my hand and official seal. /s/ Toni Livingston Notary Public My commission expires: 7-31-15 Publish: 5/1/13, 5/8/13, 5/15/13, 5/22/13

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9500392013 The following legally of will be sold, described Number trust property pursuant toadditional the power of sale under that words. certain Deed of Trust dated September (If recorded ad has more 2, 2003, and on September 5, 2003 in Feethan No. 15 2003-062036, words.) Records of Pinal, Arizona, at public auction to the highest bidder at the main entrance to the Superior Court Building, Attention Getter 971 North Jason Lopez Circle, Building A, Florence, Arizona on $2.00 6th day of August, 2013 at 10:00 AM of said day: Legal: Lot 2339, of Second Amended Plat Of Arizona City Unit Five, according to the plat of record in the officeCost of the Recorder of forCounty your word Pinal County, Arizona, recorded in Book for 57. oneStreet week.Address or 12 of Maps,ad Page Identifiable Location: 9581 W. Medaro Drive Arizona City, AZ 85123 Tax Parcel Number of weeks No.: 406-03-5030 Original Principal to run theName ad and address Balance: $64,800.00 of Original Trustor: George W. Lansberry 9581 W. Medaro Drive Arizona City, AZ 85123 Name and address of Purported Current Owner: George W. Lansberry 9581 W. Medaro Drive Arizona City, AZ 85123 Name and address of Beneficiary: BMO Harris Bank, N.A. as successor by merger to M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank 770 North Water Street Milwaukee, WI 53202 Name and address of Current Trustee: Scott L. Potter Jackson White, P.C. 40 North Center Street, Suite 200 Mesa, AZ 85201 Phone (480) 464-1111 Dated: April 18th, 2013. /s/ Scott L. Potter, Trustee Manner of Trustee Qualification: A member of the State Bar of Arizona, required by A.R.S. § 33-803, Subsection A(2) Trustee’s Regulator: State Bar of Arizona State Of Arizona ) ) ss. County of Maricopa ) On the 18th day of April, 2013, before me, the undersigned notary public, personally appears Scott L. Potter, who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same in his authorized capacity, ad that by his signature on the instrument the person, or the entity upon behalf of which the person acted, executed the instrument. Witness my hand and official seal. /s/ Toni Livingston Notary Public My commission expires: 7-31-15 Publish: 5/1/13, 5/8/13, 5/15/13, 5/22/13

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When recorded, return to: William Scott Jenkins, Esq. Myers & Jenkins, P.C. One E. Camelback Road, Suite 500 Phoenix, Arizona 85012 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE The following legally described trust property will be sold, pursuant to the power of sale under that certain Construction Deed of Trust made and executed by Ocotillo Apache Center, LLC, an Arizona limited liability company (“Trustor”) in favor of Towne Bank of Arizona (“Original Holder”), dated October 12, 2005, and recorded on October 18, 2005, in the Pinal County Recorder’s Office as Document No. 2005-142127 (the “Deed of Trust”), at public auction to the highest bidder at the Pinal County Superior Courthouse (main entrance), 971 Jason Lopez Circle, Building A, Florence, AZ 85132, in Pinal County, on June 17, 2013, at 11:00 o’clock a.m. of said day. At the same time and location, pursuant to A.R.S. section 479604.A.2 and B.2, the Trustee will sell the personal property and fixtures described in that Deed of Trust. The sale will be made for cashier’s check or other form of payment satisfactory to the Trustee (payable at the time of sale or as allowed by the Trustee under Arizona law), but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, condition, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. The following additional information concerning the trust real property, the Deed of Trust, and the Trustee’s Sale is hereby provided: Street Address or Identifiable Location: 2114 West Apache Trail, Apache Junction, Arizona. . Legal Description: The South 130 feet of Lot 4 and the West 50 feet of the South 130 feet of Lot 3, CAYTON SUBDIVISION, according to Book 5 of Maps, page 21, records of Pinal County, Arizona Tax Parcel Number: 101-03-002C2 Original Principal Balance: $1,380,000 Current Beneficiary’s Name and Address: Commerce Bank of Arizona, 3205 East Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85716. Original Trustor’s Stated Name and Address: Ocotillo Apache Center, LLC, 1650 South Crismon Road, #77, Mesa, AZ 85208. Current Trustee’s Name and Address: William Scott Jenkins, Esq., One E. Camelback Road, Suite 500, Phoenix, AZ 85012 (Phone 602-2007900) Manner of Trustee Qualification: A Member of the State Bar of Arizona [ARS § 33-803A(2)]. This sale will not exhaust the power of sale contained in the Deed of Trust as to any remaining property encumbered by the Deed of Trust described above, which may, at the Beneficiary’s option, be sold in one or more subsequent sale proceedings. The recordation of this Notice does not constitute an election to proceed against any given collateral, or to pursue any given remedy, to the exclusion of any other collateral or remedy. The Trustee and the Beneficiary hereby expressly reserve the right, without impairing the effectiveness of this sale, to conduct one or more further judicial or non-judicial sales of any of the Beneficiary’s collateral if considered necessary or advisable to foreclose out the interests of other parties who may claim to have an interest in any portion of the Beneficiary’s collateral or to otherwise clear or perfect title to any portion of or interest in the collateral. DATED this 15th day of March, 2013. William Scott Jenkins, a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Successor Trustee [Qualified under A.R.S. § 33803.A.2] [Regulator: State Bar of Arizona] STATE OF ARIZONA ) ) ss. County of Maricopa ) The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this 15th day of March, 2013, by William Scott Jenkins, a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Successor Trustee. /s/ Susan Tydings Notary Public My Commission Expires: Jun. 17, 2015 MINER Legal 4/24/13, 5/1/13, 5/8/13, 5/15/13

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TWO BEDROOM, 1 BATH 609 Webb Move in ready, remodeledPENDING kitchen and bath, A/C, C/L fence, workshop, SALE landscaped. $45,000. 323 Alta Vista Remodeled kitchen, fenced yard, stove & refrigerator. $29,000. TWO BEDROOM, 2 BATH 310 McNab 2 baths, fenced backyard, low care landscaped front yard. $43,900. THREE BEDROOM, 1 BATH 622 4th Ave. Upgraded kitchen, fenced yard, A/C and evap. cooling, newer hot water heater and furnace. $45,990. 124 Webb Dr. Upgraded kitchen, A/C, 20X30 garage. $74,000 112 Park Place Beautiful views. New tile and kitchen cabinets. Enclosed patio. $46,900 325 Alta Vista NewACTIVE Energy Star doors CONTINGENT and windows. New red oak hardwood floors. New kitchen & bath. $74,000 210 Douglas This home has remodeled kitchen & bath, C/L fenced backyard, newer carpet, stove, frig & so much more! $71,900. THREE BEDROOM, 1-3/4 BATH 905 Webb Dr. Arizona room with Sotillo tile, A/C, gazebo, den, workshop, vinyl siding, remodeled kitchen and baths, includes all appliances and water softener. $112,000 308 5th Pl. Den, pantry. $83,000 FOUR BEDROOM, 2 BATH 202 5th St. Guest quarters (living room, full bath & bedroom), large corner lot, block privacy wall, covered patio & and den. $88,900. FIVE BEDROOM, 2 BATH 418 Ave. B A/C, newer furnace. Flooring allowance. $75,000


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222 E. 5TH STREET MLS#: 21230988 This is a one of kind home that can only be appreciated by viewing what lies behind the walls. This remarkable home has many upgrades and provides a showroom quality. Slip away to your own private Oasis in your own backyard. Upgrades include new ac-heater unit, new roof with hot fiberglass and cool coating, water softner, pre-wired phone lines, surround sound, satellite, ceiling fans and many more upgrades. Seller will pay $2,000 of buyer’s sclosing cost. $129,000.

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•Awesome indoor and outdoor living awaits you, 1780 sq. ft. home on 1.25 acres near National Forest. $269,000. •Beautiful 100 year old oak trees surround this 2 bdrm, 3 ba block built home on .85 ac. $207,000. •Incredible remodel 3 bdrm, 3 ba home, everything in this home has been redone, upgraded and/or replaced. $169,900. •2 bedrm, 2 ba, quality strawbale constructed home on 3.25 ac of wood oak paradise. $329,000. •3 bdrm, 2 ba, 2 car garage, private hilltop, pride of ownership on almost 1/2 acre, Mtn views, shed/ workshop, move in ready in Oracle! $156,000.

•Santa Fe Style home on 2.51 ac, mountain views, large kitchen, fireplace, central A/C, horse property, RV Hookup. $125,000. •Very well maintained 1.25 with 2bd/2ba, rock ramada, workshop, new roof. $89,000. •Stunning Southwest style home, 3 bd, 2 ba with adobe walls on 1.75 acres, fully lanscaped, completely remoded. $395,000. •2bd/1ba on private 1 acre lot, quite neighborhood, wooden picket fence around front yard, trees, irises, wild life and views provide sweet serenity. $139,900.

•2.5 ac horse property with great views, site - built or MH. $50,000. •Choose your own parcel from 1.25 to 3.75 ac., flat, easy to build on, utilities at street. $84,900 to $210,000. •1.25 to 10 ac., buy part or whole, has excellent well, borders State land, no financing necessary, owner will cary. $32,000 - $125,000. •Premium lot with boulders, 1.04 acres of outstanding views, beautiful sunrises and sunsets. $65,000. •1.04 ac premium lot, custom home area, views, views views! $65,000. •1.36 ac. custom home lot with view, boulders, oaks and more. $110,000. •One acre with boulders, trees and views, new access off Linda Vista, boulders, views, trees. $84,000. •4 view lots, nice views, custom home area, boulders and trees, owner may carry. $82,000. •2.5 ac land, borders state land, build your custom home, utilities at street. $150,000.

•4 beautiful 1 ac home sites, owner may carry, utilities at lot line. $79,000. •Three 3.3 ac. off Linda Vista starting at $129,900. •Beautilful views from this lot in Oracle, utilities at lot line, Perc test done. $69,995. •(2) 5 ac parcels, mtn views, horse property, $65,000 per 5 ac or $120,000 for the 10 ac owner may carry. •Rare 40 ac parcel, elevation at 4800 ft offers cool summers, own private well and eletric at property line, boarders State land, owner carry considered, $289,000 or 20 ac with well for $170,000.. •3.31 ac with unbelievable views, located in homes only $150,000. •Stunning 360 degree views on one of the nicest 3 - 4 ac lots in Oracle. $149,000. •.69 ac. unique property among custom built homes, $49,900.

•Reduced move-in ready, 2 bd/2ba $173,000. Seller will pay $2,000 of buyer’s closing costs. $129,000 •2 bd, 1 ba home, with views, fenced backyard and wood kitchen cabinets. $38,000 or owner carry at $45,000. •Start living the dream, turnkey restaurant at a price you can’t beat. Call (520) 400-0242 to see today. $195,000.

•2ba, 1 ba home, includes upgraded electrical, gorgeous mountain views, great price with some updating this will make a great starter home or investment property. $29,900. •Well kept home remodeled kitchen & bathroom, large storage workshop, fenced back yard. $65,000.

•20 ac. of flat usable land on Florence Highway, 2 wells, completely fenced. $189,900. •3.92 ac. on Barrows Pl. with hilltop views. You can have site-built or MH, horse property. $59,900. •Great lot for MH or site built homes, located 10 mi. from Oracle Jct, 3.34 acres, very affordable with electric at lot line. horses allowed. $29,900. •3bd, 1 3/4 1412 sq. ft., new metal roof, energy efficient windows, garage, front trees, views. $88,000. •PRICED REDUCED! Hilltop views, open floor plan, custom kitchen cabinets, wood floors, fireplace, bay windows, 5 bedrm, 2ba, fenced yard, 2 car carport, covered porch. $119,900.

•3bd, 2 ba MFH on 3.88 acre, nice views, large garage, $75,000. •3 bdrm home with updated kitchen, laundry room, covered porches, fenced yard, new electric June 2012. $57,000. •2 large buildings, 6,400 sq. ft., living quarters, office space, bathrooms, enclosed patios. $75,000 •2 view lots, city water, sewer, paved roads, make an offer on both lots, and owner will make you a deal. $9,000 each. •37 acres, secluded area, borders state land, site build or MH, horses allowed, $130,000.


San Manuel

Surrounding Area

541 E MOUNTAIN VIEW PLACE MLS#: 21306735 Lovely home with nice views, privately located in a culde-sac, yet close to local amenities. Youll love the high ceilings with plant shelves and other nice architectural touches. This home shows pride of ownership and its move-in ready! Located in the Town of Oracle, just 30 minutes from Tucson and the higher elevation boasts an average 10 degrees cooler than Tucson! Come enjoy the fresh mountain air and clear skies of Oracle! $156,000

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San Manuel Miner, San Manuel, Arizona

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San Manuel native Joe Pyritz will serve as speaker at Aravaipa Campus graduation May 17 Volunteers provide all types of community services and assistance. There are volunteer health care professionals, firemen, coaches for youth sports, tutors, teachers, food bank workers, grant writers and more. Just about every job skill available out in the community can be used by volunteer groups and organizations in our communities. The San Manuel Miner will be starting a new regular feature that hopes to connect non-profit organizations, churches, schools and events with volunteers. What we are looking for from your organization is the following information: • Name of organization • Contact information • Type of volunteer(s) you are seeking • A brief description of what your volunteer will have to do • The number of hours expected from your volunteer • Any other information you feel is relevant to the volunteer position Send your information to San Manuel Library The San Manuel Library is seeking volunteers to work at the library for five to six hours per week. The work would include shelving of books and materials, checking in and out books and other materials, notifying patrons when requested material is available, typing materials when needed, posting a library events calendar, using copier and fax machines, turning on and off computers, knowing library card policy and form, use cash drawer to collect money from fines, book sales, library cards, etc.; and knowing ADT security procedures. If interested please apply with Kathy Smith, library director, at 101 North 5th Avenue in San Manuel, Arizona. Phone number is 520-385-4470. Tri-Community Food Bank Phone 520-487-2010 or stop by 108 Redwood Dr., Mammoth. We are looking for volunteers that can lift about 20 pounds. A volunteer is needed to work 2-4 times a month. The volunteer will fill food boxes, move stock from storage to the pantry and sort donations for the thrift shop. The food bank is open Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 9 AM to noon. Call the food bank and leave your name and contact number if you can help. The food bank provides food boxes to residents who are income eligible living in or near Mammoth, San Manuel and Oracle. Tri-Community Visitors Center Looking for friendly people who love the Oracle, San Manuel, and/or Mammoth area. You will greet people from all over the world, including your neighbors, and will tell them what’s to see, do, buy and enjoy in our towns. We are open Tues-Sat 1:00 - 4:00 PM and have flexible openings. Please contact Debi either by phone (520) 400-5772 or email” “Volunteering is an act of heroism on a grand scale. And it matters profoundly. It does more than help people beat the odds; it changes the odds.” – President Bill Clinton

EASTERN PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – In one of the most communityoriented college graduations in the country, 11 students will receive degrees and certificates during Central Arizona College’s Aravaipa Campus commencement ceremony on Friday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. in Eastern Pinal County. The Aravaipa Campus is located at 80440 E. Aravaipa Road, just off of Arizona State Route 77 between Winkelman and Oracle.   Ten students will receive degrees, while an 11th will receive a certificate. Each student will be wearing specific medallions, stoles and cords signifying the programs with which they are affiliated. Students wearing gold medallions are graduates of the honors program, while those wearing gold stoles are members of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.   Students wearing blue cords are graduates of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) program, while those wearing red cords belong to CAC’s TRIO student success program and students donning silver stoles are members of CAC’s Student Leadership Organization.   Graduates also will wear

various tassels depending on the degrees that they are receiving. Those with white tassels are receiving associate of arts degrees, while those wearing gold tassels are earning an associate of science degree. Associate of business degree recipients will sport drab tassels, associate of applied science will wear green, associate of general studies will wear gray, and those earning certificates will don blue tassels. Serving as the commencement speaker for the ceremony is Joe Pyritz, a 1983 graduate of CAC and a native of San Manuel, Ariz. Pyritz is the communications and community relations administrator for Pinal County, a post he has held since 1999.   Prior to taking on his current role with the county, Pyritz could be seen on televisions across Tucson as a reporter and fill-in anchor for the city’s ABC affiliate KGUN-TV   During his tenure as part of KGUN’s news team, Pyritz earned an award from the Associated Press, an accolade he is quick to recognize as a team award. He also was a bit of a trailblazer, becoming Tucson’s first multimedia journalist. This meant that he had to shoot, edit and report his own stories, which is not uncommon in today’s newsrooms but was

Joe Pyritz a novelty in his era. Upon leaving KGUN, Pyritz moved into his current role with the county. As Pinal’s communications and community relations administrator, he oversees the county’s government television station, Channel Pinal, and organizes special events throughout the

county, among his many other duties. In 2012, Pyritz was inducted onto the CAC Wall of Success.   Born and raised in San Manuel, Pyritz attended the University of Arizona after completing his associate degree at CAC. At Arizona, he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science.

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