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Proudly serving Superior for more than 80 years

The Superior Sun The ONLY news source dedicated to Superior

Vol. 88 No. 20

Periodicals Postage Paid at Superior, Arizona 85173


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bright futures ahead for Class of 2012 top two students

See Story, Page 8 See Grads, Pages 9-12

Also In This Issue: Diablo Award Winners Named, See Page 15



Oak Flats Campground closed for private San Carlos Tribal event, See Page 5

May 7 May 8 May 9 May 10 May 11 May 12 May 13


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Low Pcp

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Weather readings courtesy Boyce Thompson Arboretum.

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Superior Sun, Superior, Arizona

May 16, 2012

Letter to the Editor: Still looking for answers from the town government Editor, Superior Sun: I guess it’s the old saying, it is how you look at the numbers. So, I am impressed, Mayor. You claimed that you cut the town deficit from $300,000 to $84,000 since you and the new administration took over in November. I believe the former Town Manager, Roy Chavez, stated in your council meeting that it was unbelievable to be able to

accomplish this and it was just a smoke screen. Well, Mr. Chavez, you might be right, but, let’s just add up the numbers: You claim that you cut the town’s debt by $216,000. You must remember that the town received $100,000 from Resolution Copper Company at the beginning of this year. The money went directly into the general fund. It was not

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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. Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. Confession: Saturday 4-4:45 p.m. or upon request Rectory and Parish Office, 689-2250 Fr. James Aboyi, VC

SUPERIOR HARVEST CHURCH Hill St. and Stone Ave. Sunday Morning Service: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday Bible Study: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Family Life Christian Center Victory in Jesus 56 Kellner Ave. Pastor Albert M. Rodriguez Schedule of Services 480-354-4499 (home) Sunday School 9:30 a.m. 480-329-3647 (cell) Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. The Potter’s House Wed. Bible Study 7:00 p.m. of Superior Everyone is Welcome We are located at Pastor Dennis & Sandy VanGorp 501 Lobb Ave. Office 689-2202 (The old medical clinic) Assembly of God (520) 827-1588 SUPERIOR 11:00 am FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Sundays Thursdays 7:00 pm 921 Belmont Street PASTOR BART MUELLER Pastor Marcus Zuidema Everyone is welcome 689-5751, Please leave a Nursery Provided message

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Town’s budget, the street funds increased (called HURF) and Veto Cervantes was specially hired (this position was not posted as the law requires) to spend the money before the end of the budget year. Also, more importantly, the town employees there were promised a raise in December (this action was approved by the former Mayor and Council); it never happened. For some reason, nobody (new Mayor and Council) wants to talk about it. So, thank you, Town employees for your sacrifice, for your contribution to cutting the Town deficit. You have put food on their table. You are right, Mr. Chavez: It is a smoke screen. Since there is a surplus in the HURF account, at least give the street worker their raises.

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directed to any specific project, as has been done in the past. Also, you received $80,000 from Central Arizona Project (CAP) for selling our portion that we paid for in the past. I believe it was a two-year delay because Arizona Water Company was delaying our refund. The Town received this refund this past year. Thank you to CAP for helping us pay the mortgage. So, now that leaves us $36,000 that is not accounted for. Only, it is accounted for. Ms. Wentzel declared to the Council, in November, a freezing of the budget and also a hiring freeze; but, there was no hiring freeze for the Mayor and Ms. Wentzel and our Police Chief is still a dispatcher. Remember, because of the freeze in the

Telephone (520) 363-5554 or (520) 689-2436 Fax (520) 363-9663 To be included in the weekly church listings, call the Superior Sun at 520-363-5554.

“There are numerous countries in the world where the politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. There is no country in the world where the press has seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians”

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It is odd that the Council has not received a detailed financial report from the $100, 000 accounting software program. This will give a detailed revenue and expenditure report. The Mayor, again, partially answers the public questions concerning the hiring of personnel. I am asking about the hiring of people that were not in posted positions. I am talking about Veto Cervantes (retired) as street director, Katherine Arnold (owner of Arnold motors, retired) as part of Town finance and Sylvia Perez (retired) as part of town administration. In the last Town Council meeting, the Mayor made a comment about my recent letters to the editor, that he was not going to get into a letter to letter campaign, that I should be at the Town Council meetings to ask my questions. I wish you would answer the questions that have been asked to you in a letter in the local paper, because these are not just my questions, but, questions the residents of Superior are asking. You also know, Mayor, that if an item is not listed on a Town Council agenda, you cannot answer or even have an open discussion. Ask those high-priced Town

Attorneys. Wow! Our team is so large that we have two Town Attorneys. If you are planning to list all the questions for which we want answers on the next Town Council agenda, then I will certainly be there. So, either answer the questions in a letter to the community or list the items on your Town Council Agenda. Your additional remarks about that my letters to the editor are only to sell newspapers, then simply answer the questions. The final issue is, again, Resolution Copper Company. I guess Mr. Mayor, you have forgotten to ask my tough questions, again as well as the rest of the Council. You, again, made a comment that I should have been there to ask my questions toward Resolution Copper. Why should I be there to ask those questions that we, as a community, share? But, I guess the Mayor and the Council don’t share the same concerns. I heard Resolution Copper met with some community leaders before the Town Council meeting on Thursday, May 3, and the former Mayor was present. It was told to me that the former Mayor asked many See Letter, Page 3

Correction Last week’s story on the Cinco de Mayo event did not list the King and Prince of the event. Erickson Calhoun was crowned King and Michael Nunez was crowned prince. The Superior Sun apologizes for the omission.

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Continued from Page 2 questions about issues between Resolution and the Town. He even asked to answer my questions that I am seeking answers to. So to the Mayor and Council, why did you not ask Resolution Copper the same questions? Are you not concerned about the water issues, the tailing dumping grounds, the lands that the Town lost by the new bill in Congress, and about the Highway 60 by-pass? You must make Resolution Copper respond, in a public forum, for the record; especially in a Town Council meeting, to keep them accountable. Again,

are we headed backwards, as when the Town Council was influenced by Magma Copper. You, Mayor and Council, are you now influenced by Resolution Copper as a majority of the Council – including you, Mayor – has ties to Resolution Copper. Finally, a new question: Mr. Mayor, why did you not have to resign, since you worked for Pinal County, when you ran into a recall election? According to the Hatch Act, as stated by our County Supervisor Rios, it effects all levels of government. Again, thank you to the residents of Superior for providing me with vital information concerning our Town, in

exposing the truth. In your words, again, Mayor: be transparent. To the residents of Superior, start calling your Mayor and Council Members and demand answers. Town Hall’s number is 520-689-5752. Mayor ? Lopez’s is 520-827-4119. Peralta ? Aguilar’s is 520827-9936. Tameron’s is 520-827-0080. Tomerlin’s is 520-827-9278. Lastly, Guiterrez ‘s number is 520689-2156. To the Mayor and Council members: my number is 520-827-1073, and I am still waiting for your return call. /s/ Manuel “Mango” Ortega Long time Superior Resident

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Superior Police Report 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.

May 4 An accident was reported near milepost 229 on Highway 60. May 4 David Cervantes, 42, Superior, was arrested on a warrant issued out of Superior and was also charged with possession of dangerous drugs. May 5 Theft was reported in the area of Mesquite. May 6 Armed robbery was reported in the area of Wight. (See related story.) May 7 An accident was reported in the zero block of Magma. May 7 Violation of a court order was reported directly to police at the Main Street station.

Calls not listed include four suspicious activity reports, 41 traffic stops, one report of threatening, five alarm drops, one attempt to locate, four disturbances, one animal complaint, two juvenile problems, one found property report, one fraud report, one civil matter, one medical call, one victim notification and one agency assist. Citizens are reminded to call Silent Witness at 1-800-358INFO, Crime Stop at 689-5611 or the Information Tip Line at 520-827-0065 if they have information that may help the police department in solving a crime.

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May 16, 2012

Michigan men assaulted in armed robbery By Mila Lira Two men from Michigan who were visiting Superior after a trip to Las Vegas were assaulted in an armed robbery on Sunday, May 6. The two were invited by two young women who they met in Las Vegas to join them at a party in Superior. The two men followed the women to Phoenix and then eventually arrived at the

party in Superior which was held at an abandoned house on Lobb and Wight Streets. Upon entry to the house the two men were met by the armed robbers, who robbed them both at gunpoint. One of the men was hit on the head and was taken to Scottsdale Osborne Hospital. The other Michigan man fled the scene but returned to the Superior

Police Department three days later to see if any of their property had been recovered. At this time only the victim’s car was found. Due to the ongoing investigation the type of guns used in the assault and amount of money stolen was not disclosed. The two suspects in the armed robbery are said to

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be in their early 20s and be of Hispanic decent. One of the suspects is bald and the other has brown hair. The two women who invited the men to Superior are known

to drive silver Cadillac SUV/Station Wagon. The Superior Police Department is looking for any information that will help them to catch the

suspects in this assault. If you saw something that day in that area or have other information that can help the police please contact Sgt. Lieber at 520-689-5254.

Learn more about county services at community meetings FLORENCE – Who decides which roads get paved? How do I find out the air quality forecast for my neighborhood? Why are there codes for private property? What can I do to make my community safer? Those types of questions and more will be answered at Pinal County community meetings that are held around the county. One took place last month and there will be two more for the first half of this year. The purpose of these community meetings is to give residents a chance

to learn more about county services by interacting with staff from Public Works, Air Quality, Planning and Development, and the Sheriff’s Office. Each gathering will be conducted in an open house format so residents can arrive any time during the designated hours to meet with county staff. The community meetings will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Pinal County Public Works Maintenance Facilities on: • Thursday, May 24th, 305

E. Superstition Boulevard in Apache Junction • Thursday, June 28th, 1410 N. Justice Drive in Oracle The meetings will be held in the district’s public works buildings so that residents can tour the maintenance facilities and learn more about road work activities in their community. Giveaway drawings will be held at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, contact: Kathy Borquez at (520) 866-6406 or e-mail at: kathy.borquez@

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Queen Valley residents: Clark L. Smithson appointed as District Two Supervisor FLORENCE – The Pinal County Board of Supervisors has chosen Clark L. Smithson to be the new Supervisor for District Two. Smithson will be sworn in as District 2 supervisor in the coming days. A date and time was not determined at press time. He will represent the district that covers Apache Junction, San Tan Valley, Queen Valley and parts of Florence and Queen Creek. He replaces Bryan Martyn who resigned his seat on April 30 to accept the position of Arizona State Parks Director. Smithson, who resides in Apache Junction, is currently a City Councilmember for the City of Apache Junction, a position he will resign to take the oath of County Supervisor. Smithson has served on Pinal County’s Planning and Zoning Commission, on the Superstition Mountain Community Facilities District and was a director of the Chandler Education Foundation and has filled leadership roles in many other civic and community groups. He is also a former city planner and city manager who currently does substitute teaching for grades 3 through 12. In his application materials, Smithson said he will not be a candidate in November’s election for county supervisor. “My desire is to fill the remainder of the current term expiring January 2013, then run again next spring for the position of city councilmember in the City of Apache Junction, which position I currently am honored to hold,” he stated in the cover letter. Smithson’s selection came after a process that required individuals to submit applications,

letters of interest and/or résumés by Friday, May 7. The qualified applicants were invited to make a five-minute presentation in a work session at a special public meeting on Wednesday. This afternoon, the Supervisors met in open session to discuss and select

a successor to former Supervisor Martyn. “I am confident we have selected a person of integrity, character and, above all, one who cares about the issues in their district,” Chairman Pete Rios said. “I look forward to working with Supervisor Smithson for the remainder

of his term. I will do everything I can to make his transition to the office as smoothly as possible.” “Mr. Smithson has a wealth of experience in government, including service on Pinal County’s Planning and Zoning Commission, as well as responsible positions

in city government as a planner and city manager,” Supervisor David Snider said. “I was impressed by his wealth of experience in government and his varied other interests and civic activities.” Smithson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from

UCLA and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He has also taken postgraduate studies in Education Administration at ASU. Smithson moved to Arizona in 1984 and has resided in Apache Junction since 2001.

By Mila Lira The Oak Flat Campground on the Globe Ranger District, Tonto National Forest, will be closed to the general public Saturday, May 12, until Tuesday, May 22. The closure will be in effect May 12, 12:01 a.m. until May 22 at midnight. Adjacent Forest Service land is available for recreational use. The closure has been requested to allow for the privacy and security of tribal activities for traditional and cultural purposes. The San Carlos Apache Tribe has

requested the use of the Oak Flats Campground to host a private religious tribal ceremony. Oak Flats is a no fee campground therefore there were no fees charged to the tribes for private use of the campground. Paige Rockett the Public Information Officer from the Tonto National Forest explained that the San Carlos Apache tribal government officially requested use of the campground through government to government communication. This event is being held as an official

San Carlos Apache Tribe sponsored event. Rockett also explained that in her 11 years with the Forest Service this is the first time the San Carlos Tribe has officially requested use of the campground for an official tribal event. The

Forest Service did not have information on the exact type of ceremonies or cultural traditions that will take place over the nine day period. Phone calls to collect information about the tribal ceremonies were directed to

San Carlos Peridot District Councilmember Wendsler Nosie. He was out of the office until Friday and staff in the office did not have any official information to share with the media. See Oak Flats, Page 18

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Superior Optimist Club to host cruising event The Superior Optimist Club will be hosting a cruising event on Saturday, May 26. Car clubs from all over the state of Arizona have been invited to attend this first “Cruising for Kids” event, something organizers plan to make an annual event. Anything with wheels from hot rods and low riders to bicycles and motorcycles are invited to come out and cruise Main Street. Registration is $5 per vehicle and you must pay registration in order to be judged. Those not

wishing to be judged my also participate in the cruise. There will be free entertainment and food will be sold. Proceeds made from the event will benefit the Superior Optimist Club. For more information or to pre-register for the event please contact Mila Lira 520-827-0676 or Olga Lopez 520-6895061. Find out more information about this event sponsored by the Superior Optimist Club by visiting them on Facebook at: http://

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holding it back. Unfortunately, that one thing is not a lack of potential clients. “We operate primarily with volunteers and are currently in desperate need for more volunteer advocate assistants,” said Linda Kadlecek. An assistant would work under the supervision of a trained advocate, helping out as needed, with such tasks as making copies, answering the telephone, entertaining children, filing and research. The shifts are four hours each from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1-5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Volunteers who can spare

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Community comes together to help clean up local cemetery More than 50 people turned out for the Fairview Cemetery Cleanup on Saturday, May 12. The Pinal County Sheriffs Department sent a van full of inmates to help with the clean up. High school students attended as did members of the various community groups such as the Chamber of Commerce and Optimist Club. Several individual residents and families also used the day to clean up their family plots. For well over six hours these volunteers raked, cut trees and weeds and also picked up trash. Allied Waste, BHP and Resolution Copper provided roll offs. Other local businesses provided goods and services to the event including Superior Mortuary, Red Bear Outfitters, Tameron Janitorial, Southwest Gas and Tameron Ice. The Town of Superior also provided door prizes such as family pool passes, lunches at the Senior Center and a month of free sewer service.

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Bright futures ahead for Class of 2012 top two students By Mila Lira Earning the title of Valedictorian and Salutatorian does not come easy. One of the first conversations high school guidance counselors tell Freshman is how important their grade point average is and how they can have the opportunity to earn the title of Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Earning these titles requires dedication, perseverance and the ability to study. The Superior High School Valedictorian for 2012 is Jesse Zavala; the class salutatorian is Sabrina Castillo. The Superior Sun had the opportunity to interview these stellar students on what was actually their last Friday as SHS Seniors. Often graduations of any type bring on tears of joy or even fear, both commented that they were not shedding any tears and were actually very excited about their upcoming graduation. Both agreed that their mothers were probably shedding more tears than they were. Jesse Zavala is the son of Michael and Kathy Zavala. He has attended Superior Unified School District since Kindergarten. He is graduating with a 4.0 grade point average. Following graduation Jesse is planning on attending Arizona State University and will major in Music. Zavala earned $56,000 in scholarships which includes the New American University Scholarship to ASU which is $13,000 a year for four years. After high school Zavala would like to work in a music studio and eventually own his studio where he will produce music. During his high school career he was also active in many clubs and sports. He has been a member

of DECA, Math Club, FCCLA, Robotics, National Honor Society, Catholic Youth Ministry, and he also played basketball and baseball. Sabrina Castillo is the daughter of Manuel and Jessica Castillo. She has attended Superior Unified School District since Kindergarten. She is graduating with a 3.786 grade point average. Sabrina has accepted the Promise for the Future scholarship from Central Arizona College. She plans on attending the Aravaipa Campus as a Science Major. After attending CAC for two years she plans on attending Arizona State University where she plans on majoring in Biological Science. After high school Castillo plans on either working in the mining industry or for a game and fish department. Castillo has been an active high school student; she has been a member of FCCLA, DECA, National Honor Society, Math Club, Yearbook, Student Council, Catholic Youth Ministry and she also has been a member of the Cheer Squad and Softball team. Our interview included a little more than the standard resume of accomplishments. Questions such as: Where do you see yourself in five years? What or who has inspired you? What will you miss most about high school? What would you change about your high school years? What do you see Superior looking like when you return for your 10 year reunion? Any hopes for your class? These questions brought out a different conversation between the two and changed the dialog from what sounded like another scholarship application to a conversation about the past and the future. What or who has inspired See Students, Page 13

The top two graduates, Jesse Zavala and Sabrina Castillo, have a little fun on the eve of their graduation. (Mila Lira photo)

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Continued from Page 8 you? Zavala shared that his father has inspired him. He shared that his whole family has musical ability and that he has been playing on his own since he was about nine years old. He said that his father’s musical ability has inspired him to learn more about music. Castillo said that being outdoors has inspired her to choose her major. One of her favorite hobbies is hunting. Where do you see yourself in five years? Zavala explained that he sees himself working in a studio, learning more about his chosen career field as an audio engineer. He hopes to be learning more about audio engineering for television and music. Castillo said in five years she would like to be living here in Superior and working for Resolution Copper or one of the other regional mines. What will you miss most about High School? Both explained that they will miss seeing their friends. Castillo


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Zavala agreed that there are more opportunities to be involved in activities in smaller schools but also said that in the smaller schools such as Superior there are also not as many programs that they have in the larger schools. He also commented that because their class is smaller they are like a family and that is a different advantage. Zavala also explained that because Superior did not have a music program while he was in school his love for learning music was something he had to do on his own and not as a school program. In 10 years do you think things will be different in Superior? What will be different and why? Without any hesitation both students said they hoped the Resolution Copper Mine would be

operating and that with that project the town would get bigger. Both said they hoped to see the school have more students and programs as a result of the mine re-opening. Zavala explained that he would like to see band and track programs be added. Castillo said she hopes to see the athletic programs win more state championships as well. Zavala said he sees the SHS class of 2012 playing a role in the future of Superior because “each member in our class has great potential and determination to get the job done.” Bright futures, indeed. Good luck to the Class of 2012! Superior High School graduation ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 6 p.m. Superior Memorial Football Field.

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Superior man named EMT Student of the Year A total of 58 awards were presented to 50 different students during Central Arizona College’s student awards ceremony on April 12 at its Superstition Mountain Campus, including one to a Superior resident. Richard Matthews was named EMT Student of the Year for CAC’s Superstition Mountain Campus. Congratulations, Richard!

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STEM Fest a success! By Mila Lira The Superior Junior-Senior High held its annual STEM fest last week. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Each student was required to create a project that showed off his or her science skills. The eighth grade science students prepared carnival

games out of cardboard. The games all required a certain element of physics to create and compete in the game. Seventh graders prepared science displays such as the how to determine blood types, the Punnett square, DNA as well as showed off their project boards on genetic diseases. The Superior High School

Career and Technical Students also participated in the event by displaying their competition boards and scrapbooks that they used to compete at FCCLA and DECA competitions. Junior High Science teacher Cathy Denogean was the teacher responsible for coordinating the successful event.

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Junior Panthers celebrate athletic success at annual banquet By Mila Lira Parents, grandparents and student athletes gathered last week to celebrate the athletic accomplishments of the Superior Junior High Panthers. Jose Lira Jr. led the banquet with the pledge of allegiance and Elias Olmos offered the invocation. Each of the coaches for each sport commented on the success of their teams and athletes. Richard Toner, coach of the Junior High Panthers, explained that he was extremely proud of the Junior High Football team because they had a great season and played with fewer players than most of the other teams in the region. Winning football awards were: Anthony Denogean, Most Valuable Player; Elias Olmos, Offensive Player; and Raudel Castro, Defensive Player. Girls Volleyball Coach Rosie Tameron announced that she along with her husband Richard and brother in law Joe Tameron would be retiring after 16 years of coaching Girls Junior High Sports. They thanked the parents and grandparents for supporting their athletes and encouraged the female athletes to continue to do well in their academics and athletics. Winning seventh grade volleyball awards were: Elizabeth Ochoa, Most Valuable Player; Danielle Lopez, Most Spirited Player; Maribel Castro, Most Improved Player; and Macey Hernandez, Most Improved Player. Eighth Grade volleyball award winners were: Gabriella Salcido, Most Valuable Player; Ariana San Miguel, Most Valuable Player; Silvia Longoria, Most Spirited Player; Phalicitee Thomas, Most Improved Player; and Ashley Guerra, Most Improved Player.

Gabby Salcido and Elias Olmos were awarded the Diablo Award for 20112012. (Mila Lira photo) Boys Basketball Coach Luis Navarro commented that the kids in Superior do not often have the opportunity to play basketball competitively until Junior High due to the lack of basketball programs in Superior and the surrounding areas. He congratulated the seventh grade team for taking first place in their division of seven teams. Winning seventh grade basketball awards were: Nicholaus “Gage” Cruz, Most Outstanding Player; Austin Navarrette, Most Valuable Player, and Jesse Lopez, Most Improved Player. Navarro explained that the eighth grade team was comprised of five eighth graders and that was often a challenge if someone got hurt or fouled out. Those winning eighth grade basketball awards went to: Elias Olmos, Most

Valuable Player; Andrew Lopez, Outstanding Offensive Player; Anthony Denogean, Outstanding Defensive Player; Jose Lira, Most Improved Player; and Adan Gutierrez, Most Intense Player. Rosie Tameron explained that this was the first year that there was a seventh grade and and eighth grade basketball team. This year seventh grade award winners are: Elizabeth Ochoa, Most Valuable Player; Maribel Castro, Most Improved Player; and Juliana Ortega, Most Improved Player. Eighth Grade award winners were: Ariana San Miguel, Most Valuable Player; Gabriella Salcido, Best Offensive Player; Silvia Longoria, Most Improved Player; and Ivie Lopez, Most Improved Player. Girls softball awards

went to: Gabby Salcido, Most Valuable Player; Keana Torres, Best Offensive Player; Ashley Guerra, Best Offensive Player; Ivie Lopez, Best Defensive Player; Phalicitee “Pinky” Thomas, Best Defensive Player; Elizabeth Ochoa, Most Improved Player; and Marcelina Jimenez, Most Improved Player. Baseball Awards were received by: Nicolaus “Gage” Cruz, Most Valuable Player; Elias Olmos, Outstanding Defensive Player; and Anthony D. Denogean, Outstanding Defensive Player. Each year the Diablo Award is given to a male and female student who exhibit athletic and academic excellence. This year the Diablo Award was given to Gabby Salcido and Elias Olmos.

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Pastor’s Corner By Rev. Dennis Van Gorp Family Life Christian Center From Psalm 23 we read: “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness . . . I will fear no evil, because the Lord is with me at all times.” David is describing God’s loving actions with His people by comparing them to the duties of a shepherd with his flock of sheep. Because they must have plenty of good food, he

finds a nice pasture filled with lush, green grass. Since sheep are afraid of moving water and will not drink from it, he finds a pool of calm fresh water where they can drink their fill. Some paths in the wilderness are dangerous to travel on, so he finds the roads that are safe for the sheep. He stays with them, carrying the weapons needed to protect them from the predators and thieves. The sheep know his voice and it comforts them so that they have nothing to fear. John chapter 10 continues with this comparison.

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Copper Town Golf Tourney set for May 19 The Copper Town Association is holding its Second Annual Copper Town Golf Tournament on May 19 at SaddleBrooke Ranch. This year organizers are featuring two great prizes for the “Hole In One” contests. A $10,000 prize is offered by Catalina State Farm agent Aaron Franco and a “Golf Car” is being sponsored by John Hanson of Coyote Golf Cars. There will be a 50/50

raffle, Mulligans for sale and a variety of other great raffle prizes offered by our sponsors. Raffle tickets are: 25 tickets for $20, six tickets for $5. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place golf teams as well as “Closest to the Pin”, “Longest Drive”, and “Longest Putt”. Fees are $60, if paid by May 11 and $70, if paid after May 11, carts and lunch are included. See Golf, Page 18


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This ‘N That • SUPERIOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP DRIVE. The Superior Historical Society is holding its annual Membership Drive and looks forward to welcoming new friends and renewing friendships with its returning members. Membership dues are a valuable part of this organization with more than 90 percent going to support day-to-day activities and operating expenses. Call 520-689-1969 or stop by and pick up your membership application today! • SENIOR CENTER SERVICES Superior Senior Center located at 360 West Main Street, Superior, offers meals in the center for a suggested donation of $2 for persons 60 or older, or those who have a disability. The price of a meal for those under 60 is $4. The meals are served at noon. If anyone needs transportation to or from the center, the suggested donation is $1 for those 60 or older. The price is $1 mandatory for those under 60. We ask that you call by 7:30 a.m. to ensure that your ride is provided for you and to verify your location. If you have any questions regarding the Senior Center and services, please call 520-689-5182. • THRIFT STORE The Superior Seniors have a thrift store which takes clean, gently used items to sell. The hours of operation are 9 a.m. to noon. The store is adjacent to the Senior Center. Please come in and browse the selection of household items, books and clothing. • SCHOOL BOARD PACKETS School Board packets are ready to be mailed out or picked up from the Pinal County School Office. If you are interested in running for School Board member in the November, 2012 election, please contact Chief Deputy Tonya Taylor at 520-866-6579 or ttaylor@pinalcso. org, or you can contact Brenda Thwaits at 520-866-6565 orbthwaits@pinalcso. org. The forms can also be downloaded from our website, click on the Elections tab and follow the links to the Election packet. • JFK PRESCHOOL John F. Kennedy Elementary Preschool is now accepting applications for the 2012 – 2013 school year. Children must be four years of age by September 1 and parents/guardians will need to provide proof of income, the child’s birth certificate, and immunization records. Applications are available at JFK Elementary School, 1500 Sunset Drive, Superior. For questions please call 520-689-3039. • SUPERIOR ZUMBA CLASSES Attend Zumba classes with Ericka Real Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. at the Kennedy Elementary Multipurpose Room behind the front building. Class is free, but donations are welcome. Call 520-827-9972 for more information. • SOFTBALL TEAM FUNDRAISER There’s a new softball team in town, for local young ladies, 14 and under: Adrenaline. On Saturday, May 12, they will be holding a double-header fundraiser. Starting at 9 a.m. there will be a Co-Ed or All Girls Mud Volleyball Tournament. Cost to enter is $10 per person. For more information, contact Anna Lopez at 520-237-1289 or Dina Montano at 520-400-2823. Beginning at 2 p.m., there will be a Horseshoe Tournament with an entrance cost of $20 per team. For more information, contact Monica Badillo at 520-591-1122.

• TRI-COMMUNITY PALOOZA There will be a rock concert and celebration with all-day fun, starting at noon on June 2. Cost is $8 to attend and that price allows two children, 10 or under, to accompany an adult for free. During the concert, along with games and vendors, there will be a Show ‘N’ Shine Car Show, or show off your motorcycle instead. Either way the cost for entry is a $5 donation. Vendor space is still available for $25. For more information, please call Alicia Allmendinger at 520-429-3965, or email at tricommunitypalooza • MULTI-CLASS REUNION The Alumni class reunion you’ve been waiting for, has finally arrived. Come and reminisce with friends, family and classmates, 1950 – 1985, on Saturday, June 30, from 6 p.m. – midnight, at the East Valley Hilton located on US 60 and Alma School Road. Your choice of Prime Rib or Chicken will be served and music will be provided by AZTEX. Don’t be left out seats are limited; make your reservation today!! For more information contact Frankie Jo Saavedra-Rios at 602-803-9161. • CLASS OF 1962 The Class of 1962 is making plans to celebrate its 50th class reunion on Saturday, October 13. During these 50 years, contact has been lost with some classmates and we are asking anyone who has an address or phone number to please contact Sylvia Perez at 520-689-5733, Elena Sandoval at 480-839-0331 or Annie Gomez at 602-763-6555. Lost classmates are Lupe Alcala, Judy Addington, Bonnie Colbert, Patricia Hudson, Margaret Huerta and Lynn Syrup. • SUPERIOR HEAD START PRESCHOOL Superior Head Start Preschool is always accepting applications for 3 and 4 year old children. A variety of educational, mental health, nutrition, health activities, and, sometimes medical and dental needs are provided to meet special needs through this program. Families participate in education, social service and parent involvement activities. Children must be three years old by Aug. 31. Families must income qualify and have proof of guardianship (birth certificate or DES certified letter with child’s name and birth date). Children must have the following immunizations: Varicella, 4 DTP, 3 Polio, 1 MMR, 3 Hepatitis B and HIB booster. Call 689-2812 for more information or stop by at 150 Lobb Avenue Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. • VFW #3584 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE The VFW 3584 George E. Truman Post is having a membership drive, and, seeking family members of veterans to join the Ladies Auxiliary and men to start a Men’s Auxiliary. In March, 2012, they will be having their 75th anniversary celebration. Anyone interested in joining should contact the Post. • WALL OF HONOR VFW Post 3584 is seeking photos of veterans and military personnel to be displayed at the VFW Post 3584 of Superior, Arizona. Past veterans, be it you or your husband, wife, father, mother, aunt, uncle, any relative or friend, we want to honor all veterans. To donate photos to be placed on the Wall of Honor, contact Debbie at 689-5820 or Rene at 689-2428 or any member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3584 of Superior, Arizona.

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• ZUMBA The Town of Superior Parks and Recreation department has announced that Zumba under the direction of Marie Blanding is back. After a brief hiatus the program is returning to the Superior Senior Center at 6 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. There is a $5 fee for each class. Classes began on Monday, April 2. For more information contact Barbara Arriola at 520-827-0052. • SUPERIOR ARBORETUM BINGO Superior Arboretum Residents Association BINGO will be held Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at 199 West Gray Drive. • FAMILY LIFE CHRISTIAN CENTER BIBLE STUDIES A new Bible Study, ‘Battlefield of the Mind’, begins Feb. 22 at Family Life Christian Center, Kellner and Lime. We will learn how to fight doubt, worry, confusion, depression, anger and condemnation with spiritual weapons and win the battle. Join us each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 689-2202 for more information.

• BINGO AT VFW POST #3584 Bingo is bigger and better, prize wise, at the VFW Post # 3584 in Superior. Come have fun on Friday nights, starting at 7 p.m. There’ll be 20 games of the regular, jackpot and special type and a snack bar, with a regular bar open from 5 p.m. • PARKS & REC CLASSES Superior Parks & Recreation is open every Friday and Saturday from 3-7 p.m. at the Old Roosevelt School on Lobb Avenue. Tae Kwon Do classes are held from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday. For registration, location and/or more information, come to the Roosevelt School on Saturday or contact Parks & Recreation Director Barbara Arriola at 520827-0052.

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From the Wellness Center: White Cabbage By Selma Williams Gila Community College Wellness Center Coordinator Another fantastic week has gone, and I am looking forward to the next week. I have been looking at bok choy, also known as white cabbage, or Napa cabbage. Bok choy is a main staple in Asian foods. It would be difficult to find a main dish in a Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, or Philippine restaurant that did not have bok choy in it. This vegetable from the cabbage family has


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been a table staple dating back to the Ming dynasty. When looking for bok choy look for firm, white stalks topped with crisp, green leaves. Bok choy is available year-round in most supermarkets. With the light flavor it has, it can be used raw in salads, or as a cooked vegetable. Bok choy is a heavy hitter in nutrition. It has 45mg of Vitamin C, 45 mcg of Vitamin K, 19mg of Magnesium,

and 252mg of potassium; this naming just a few of the valuable nutrients. I found a wonderful recipe from for bok choy. 15-Minute Healthy Sautéed Chicken & Bok Choy: Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: • 2 TBS low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth • 1 cup chopped scallions • 2 TBS fresh minced ginger

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Oak Flat Campground is approximately four miles east of Superior and ½ mile south of Highway 60. This area is a developed non-fee campground used primarily for primitive camping and offhighway recreation. The campground area has one main entrance and one alternate entrance. Forest Road (FR) 2438 is the main entrance and will be closed utilizing barricades. The second entrance is FR 469. This road will also be closed utilizing barricades.

Continued from Page 5 Councilmember Nosie remains a strong voice of opposition for the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act and Resolution Copper. The land exchange once approved through Congress will allow Resolution Copper to own the Oak Flat campgrounds in exchange for 5,300 acres of conservation lands that Resolution Copper will give to the Federal Government.

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• 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces • 1½ cups sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms • 4 cups chopped bok choy • 2 TBS soy sauce • 1 TBS rice vinegar • Salt and white pepper to taste • Pinch of red pepper flakes Directions: 1. Heat broth in a stainless steel skillet. 2. When broth begins to steam, add scallions and Healthy Sauté for 2 minutes. 3. Add ginger and continue to sauté for another minute. 4. Add chicken and continue to sauté. 5. After 2-3 minutes, add shiitake mushrooms and bok choy. Continue to sauté for another 3-4 minutes, and then add soy sauce, rice vinegar, salt, and pepper. When you give this a try let me know how you liked it. Until next time, Woo Hoo! Selma

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20. Help Wanted Public notice is hereby given that the HaydenWinkelman Schools will be accepting applications for: PART-TIME BUS DRIVER Commercial Driver License Preferred; will train for Bus Driver Certification Applications may be requested in the District Office located at: 824 Thorne Ave., Winkelman, AZ 85192. Any questions, please call the Superintendent’s office at: 520-356-7876, ext. 1310. The Hayden-Winkelman Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

20. Help Wanted

Jobs Available Check the Classified! EMT FREE TRAINING plus pay, benefits, vacation, reg. raises. HS grads ages 17-34. Help others, gain financial security. Call Mon-Fri (800)354-9627. (AzCAN) ADVERTISE YOUR JOB Opening in 86 AZ newspapers. Reach over 1 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: www. (AzCAN)

Ray Unified School District #3 Position Announcement Job Title: • High School Cheer Coach • Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach • Assistant Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball Coaches Supervisor: Athletic Director Closing Date: May 25, 2012 Requirements: Experience coaching or playing assigned sports Summary: Manage and supervise assigned athletic program. To establish an environment in which all athletes can gain selfesteem and develop a positive self-image. Applications can be picked up from Karla Luedke at the District Office Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

Need someone immediately to deliver newspapers to stores and drop off points in the Copper Basin area on Wednesday afternoons. Transportation provided. Must have good driving record and be dependable. Complete an application at the Copper Basin News office by Wednesday, May 30.

DRIVERS: Refrigerated and Dry Van Freight. Great pay! Quarterly safety bonus! Part and full-time lanes. Hometime options. CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. 800-4149569 (AzCAN) NEW TO TRUCKING? Your new career starts now! $0 Tuition cost; No credit check; Great pay & benefits; Short employment commitment required. Call 866-418-8146 (AzCAN) FAMILY OWNED ARIZONA BASED trucking company seeking owner operators with/without equipment. Great freight. Newer equipment. 6-figure earning potential. Competitive pay. 24/hr driver support. Benefits. All serious inquiries will be considered. 1-877-207-4662. (AzCAN) TRAIN TO DRIVE BIG RIGS!! Southwest Truck Driving Training. Earn your CDL and get Job Placement!!! Local and OTR jobs available. Call 602-352-0704 for info. (Located in Phoenix) (AzCAN)

25. Instruction MAKE MONEY NOW! Permanent Makeup Training. Lash Extensions; Advanced Esthetics; Advanced Cosmetology; Financing & Housing available. Enroll now. 520-4062088 or 1-866-355-5512 www. (AzCAN) AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-3145370. (AzCAN) EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINE. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-216-1541. www. (AzCAN)

45. Misc. Just picked organic apricots $2 a pound. Aravaipa Farms 89395 Aravaipa Rd. (520) 357-6901 W 5/9 6TP

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Clock, watch and jewelry repair, senior $5 battery replacement, huge inventory of art, jewelry and antiques. Coffee, hot chocolate, soda and snacks. La Serna General Store, 29 N. Pinal St., Superior. (520) 6892660. Open Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. Closed Mondays.

45. Misc. Heirloom Tomatoes, Assorted Chili Plants All Grown Locally in Dudleyville, Milepost 129.9. Call 520-357-6645.

50. Mobile Homes

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NEW 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath DOUBLEWIDE - CAVCO Durango Factory Order. Full Drywall. Hardwood Cabinets - 1st Quality, Lowest Price - $33,995! Home Outlet 1-800-493-2221. www. (AzCAN) Nice 3 bedroom furnished mobile home, neat, quiet adult park next to golf course. New carpeting, vinyls, paint. Includes dishes, pots, pans, linens. Walk to store, library, park. Low down $1,500 owner carry, $405 a month includes space rent. $14,500 (one bedroom mobile $12,500). Dale 949689-9744 or 949-305-5941 4/4 W 4TP

80. Rentals Deluxe 1, 2, & 3 bedroom apartments in Mammoth starting at $425. Water, trash, and DirecTV included. 520-487-2005 W 5/9 4TP

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100. Real Estate Newly refurbished Townhouse: (HOA) 208A Ivanhoe – for sale $50,000. 2 Bed/1 Bath, Tile and Wood flooring throughout. Too many details to list. View by appointment only. Call Larry @ 520-363-7173 or Frank @ 480-288-0101 W 5/9 4TP ADVERTISE YOUR HOME, property or business for sale in 86 AZ newspapers. Reach over 1 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: www. (AzCAN)


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May 16, 2012

5_16_12 Superior Sun  

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