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Vol. 88 No. 21

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Oh, my! How they have changed ...

SHS Class of 2012 prepares for Friday Graduation, See Page 10

Also In This Issue: Superior Preschoolers celebrate graduation to kindergarten, Page 11



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Superior Sun, Superior, Arizona

May 23, 2012

Letter to the Editor: Costs shifted to Sheriff without funding by Supervisors Editor: It’s a clear political attack for the board of supervisors (Peter Rios and David Snider) to say the Sheriff’s budget is not balanced, when they sign a contract with the unions after my budget is fixed and then don’t provide me with the $547,100 they agreed to. Where does that money come from when we are budgeted for gas for our vehicles at $1.78 per gallon, yet the price of fuel has doubled? In past years, the unpredictable rise in fuel costs were covered, but now the supervisor want to take full political advantage in this election year. Instead of funding the increased fuel charges like they have in past budget years to ensure our deputies continue to respond to emergencies and detention officers transport prisoners, their high paid county manager ($179,000 salary) says “pay for it out of your

budget.” They want me to leave critical deputy and detention officer positions unfilled, which compromises our public safety. The county also changed budget procedures this year for all departments, where budget costs and funding was transferred for employee related expenses (ERE’s) such as FICA, retirement contributions, over time and workers compensation. The estimates by the Supervisors and their staff were significantly off and millions in funding were shorted to the Sheriff’s Office. The county later agreed to pay for some shortages in retirement contributions, employee related expenses and over $850,000 for workers compensation. The county signed a legal contract (two sheriffs prior to me) with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (ICE) for nearly

500 beds in our Jail and they have yet to hire the 51 additional detention officers that are required by this contract. The Sheriff’s Office is still required to staff our Jail according to the specifications of this contract, as well as transport detainees to medical appointments and court hearings. This failure by the board triggers a significant shift in overtime expense, which they have cut as well. This old federal contract charges only $59.61 per day, yet local Police Departments are charged $193.83 for the initial booking of a prisoner and $72.30 per day thereafter. These higher charges are not fair to local Police Departments and Pinal taxpayers. We are the largest law enforcement agency in Pinal County with nearly 700 full time staff and hundreds of volunteers. We operate a 1,500 inmate

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Jail in Florence and we are the primary emergency responders for most Pinal families. We have fewer officers per thousand residents than any of the city police departments, such as Casa Grande, Maricopa, Coolidge, Florence and Apache Junction. Many of these agencies strive for two officers for every 1,000 residents. The Sheriff’s Office has less than one deputy for every 1,000 residents in unincorporated areas of Pinal County. We are short over 100 deputies by conservative staffing models. When a Deputy is sick, on vacation or injured, we must have another Deputy work that shift on paid over-time or comp time. Now, the board plans to cut budgeted

overtime nearly in half. If they are unwilling to prioritize the safety of our families by not hiring needed deputies and then cut overtime, there is only one result – delayed emergency response and compromising your safety. I guess it is more important to David Snider and Pete Rios to spend more than $6 million to renovate the county courthouse in Florence. Now we hear cost over runs of $1 million for the courthouse and I’m sure the Sheriff’s Office will somehow be blamed. Why renovate the courthouse now, while the board says they don’t have money for fuel for patrol deputies? Why does the board need newer and larger offices when other county buildings are available?

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Even with this budget scam and cost shift by the board, the Sheriff’s Office budget is balanced. In fact we have nearly $2 million in additional monies available. We have generated a near record $12.8 million in revenue from contract Jail beds to the feds. No good deed goes unpunished by my political enemies, who have promised to raid these funds to pay for their union contract, ERE’s and increased fuel costs. I’m so proud of the men and women I lead at the Sheriff’s Office, who risk their own personal safety and lives for all of us. We run a highly disciplined operation, evidenced by faster emergency response times, obtaining national accreditation for our jail, improved training and modern equipment for our staff to perform their duties. No one can disagree with the fact that our Sheriff’s Office is providing better service than four years ago. Thank you for your continued support of your Pinal County Sheriff’s Office and the men and women who are proud to serve you. Respectfully, /s/ Paul Babeu, Sheriff Pinal County, Arizona

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 20 Theft of copper was reported at Resolution Copper Mining in the 100 block of North Magma Avenue, Superior.

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Mining Report

Compiled by Mila Lira Copper prices reflected a 20 cent drop per pound at end of trading on Monday May 21, 2012 Copper was being sold at $3.50 a pound. In a mining report two weeks ago Copper it was reported that the mineral was being sold at $3.70 a pound Excelsior Continues to Advance Towards Pre-Feasibility Study at Gunnison Excelsior Mining Corp. provided an update on its on-going 2012 drilling program at the Gunnison Copper Project, located

in southern Arizona. The program is designed to acquire geological, metallurgical and hydrological data with the aim of completing a Pre-Feasibility Study on Gunnison by the end of 2012. “We’re pleased with the progress of our 2012 program,” stated Stephen Twyerould, President and CEO of Excelsior. “The program has been designed to advance the project in a number of areas and the timely acquisition of this data will enable us to achieve

our goal of completing the Gunnison Pre-Feasibility Study by year’s end.” 2012 Work Program Details Metallurgy The metallurgical component of three holes, totaling 3,178 feet (968.7 meters) has been completed with samples sent to Metcon Research of Tucson, AZ for analysis. This analysis will involve running insitu recovery simulation tests, conducted to support previous results indicating favorable metallurgical conditions.

Resource Defintion and Upgrade The geological component of the program, designed to upgrade and expand the existing mineral resource, is approximately 50% complete with the first set of assay results expected by June. Approximately 19 holes, totaling 24,000 feet (7,316 meters) are planned for this phase of the program with a new resource estimate anticipated for later in the year. Hydrology Drilling has begun on the

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May 23, 2012

Letter to the Editor: Fiscal year coming to a close, Rios reports Residents of District One: It seems that things seem to slow down during the summer months, but here in Pinal County the summer means we are heading into a busy time of the year. Our 2011-2012 fiscal year comes to end in the beginning of July. We are in the process of developing a new budget for 2012-2013. I can tell you now the county will not raise the tax rate for this fiscal year. As a matter of fact we may reduce it by 10 or 20 cents per hundred dollar assessed valuation. I can also tell you the budget looks to be a little lower than last years budget of $357 million. We are

continually looking for ways to save money, and yet be able to provide the services that our residents need. In this economy, it has been quite a balancing act. I hope to provide county employees a one time, one percent pay increase for next fiscal year. An issue that has worked in our favor this year has been that the Arizona Legislature has not asked the counties to help balance their budget. Last year Pinal County, along with four other counties, was asked to cut a check for $2.6 million to help the state. Another issue that was hanging over our heads for the past few years was a plan by

the legislature to transfer inmates from the state penal system, with one year left on their sentence, to county jails. This plan would have cost the counties millions to pick up these prisoners. Not only that but placing convicted felons in jail with inmates who are convicted of lesser offenses would have been problematic. I am glad that this plan was repealed by this years legislature. I would like to welcome Apache Junction resident Clark Smithson to the Board of Supervisors as the new representative from District two. Mr. Smithson replaces Bryan Martyn who resigned to accept the State Parks

Director position. I wish my friend and colleague Director Martyn all the luck in the world at his new job. Even though we are members of different parties, I valued his point of view when it came to issues facing the county. I also value his friendship. Bryan Martyn entered the Board of Supervisors a political novice, but exited as a veteran policy-maker. Supervisor Clarkson was chosen from a field of 12 applicants for the job. There were some very good candidates who

stepped up to apply for this seven month term on the board. The new District two Supervisor brings a wealth of experience to the position having been a city manager in three California communities, as well as serving as a member of the Apache Junction City Council. I look forward to working with him for the remainder of this term. For those residents living on the eastern side of Pinal County, you may see a lot more semi-truck traffic in the coming months. We understand from BHP-

Billiton that they will be trucking concentrate from the Pinto Valley facility to the former SMARRCO storage facility. From there the concentrate will be shipped by rail to a port in Guaymas, Mexico for export. While this may be an inconvenience for some drivers, I am confident that this will help to keep the copper industry busy by keeping jobs here and exporting our goods abroad. Sincerely, /s/ Pete Rios, Chairman Pinal County Board of Supervisors

Pastor’s Corner By Rev. Dennis Van Gorp Family Life Christian Center Life is made up of relationships: friends, co-workers, spouse and relatives. Everyone we know connects with us in some form of relationship. Most are good, yet some are not. Remember back to when you were dating your spouse. No action was ever selfish. All thoughts were focused on bettering the relationship. Every word and action was meant to impress. The apostle Paul speaks many times about how to have better relationships. From the book of Philippians we

read: ‘Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, in humility consider others better than yourself.’ He goes on to say, ‘do everything without complaining or arguing. Let gentleness be evident in you.’ These are excellent instructions to help us create wonderful, loving and healthy relationships. Even more good ideas are found in the ‘Love Chapter,’ 1 Corinthians 13. This is because the Bible is about how to live life to the fullest, enjoying every moment and being successful in all we do and say. If I don’t have love, I am just making a bunch of noise. I am nothing

without love. Love is patient, kind, it does not envy, it is not selfish, it does not anger easily, it keeps no record of wrongs, it hates evil and rejoices in truth, it always protects, always trusts, always hopes and always perseveres. Love never, ever fails. We can’t escape being in relationship. The Scriptures tell us to give everything we do, our very best effort. The only way is to let God do His work in us and through us. That way, in all that happens, God gets the honor and the glory. With God in the middle, every relationship will be the very best it can be!

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CVRMC names new Chief Nursing Officer

RoseAnn Garcia, RN, BAS, M. ADM., accepted the position of Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center (CVRMC) and began her duties on May 7, 2012. Garcia served as the Corporate Compliance Officer and Director of Case Management, Utilization Review and Social Services while employed by CVRMC since June of 2007. “RoseAnn has demonstrated the knowledge, leadership and interpersonal skills to inspire and insure excellent patient care,” states Neal Jensen CEO. “Her ability to work

with physicians and medical professionals will help CVRMC reach its potential as being the provider of choice in our service region.” A 1980 graduate of Ray High School, Garcia graduated with Distinction with a Master’s of Administration from Northern Arizona University in 2010. In July of 2008, she participated in, and conducted, the first research project focused on health behaviors related to water and sanitation among the Maasai tribe of Kuku Group Ranch in Kenya, Africa. The results of this project were presented to the Kenya Ministry

of Health for review and implementation. Other valuable experiences include 10 years at Tucson Medical Center where she held positions as an ER nurse, Emergency Department Manager, and Director of Patient Care Services. Through her affiliation with TMC, she participated in a nursing leadership exchange program with faculty from the Universidad Autonoma to review and compare quality programs in rural clinics as well as large urban government-run hospitals in Mexico City and Toluca, Mexico. In 2006, Ms. Garcia was an instructor for nursing and

Superior Summer Reading Program set to begin By Josie Campos Librarian You are invited to celebrate “OUR STATE, OUR STORY: Celebrating 100 Years of Arizona” at the Superior Public Library’s 2012 Summer Reading Program. The program starts on June 5 at the library! Children and Teens, Preschool to 12th grade can register for a variety of programs. Registration starts May 21 through May 31. You will receive a reading log to record titles of books read and will sign a contract with the librarian to decide how many books you plan to read. We will be offering a variety of programs, give-aways, and contests, so pick up a calendar at registration. Everyone who completes the program will be invited to a finale party with certificates and rewards. The last day of the program is June 28. The library welcomes children of all abilities. Parents or Teens willing to volunteer, your help is more than welcomed. For

more information, come to the library or call us at 520-689-2327 or visit us at www.superiorpublib. The continued popularity of the Summer Reading Program attests to the value of encouraging reading among the youth of our communities over the summer. The Summer Reading Program is an opportunity to create family routines that encourage parents to interact and read with their young children and hopefully turn these routines into lifelong patterns. Some of the goals we hope to achieve are:

• To motivate families and children to read for pleasure • To develop positive attitudes about reading and books • To encourage regular use of the library • To instill early literacy practices that will foster school readiness • To enable children to maintain their reading skills during the summer This year we are celebrating Arizona’s Centennial and have the opportunity to learn about our home state. We have many fabulous sights, treasures, and people

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Fun Van set to return to Superior Library The Apache Junction Public Library Fun Van is rolling our way once again! Staff is gearing up to bring families with children five-years-old and younger some great programs that we think will be a great benefit to our community. The Fun Van is a program funded through First Things First. The purpose is to promote literacy in children ages 0-5, by promoting and using the curriculum, Parents as Teachers. It is our desire that parents develop an understanding that they are their children’s first and most important teachers. Many parents today, for a variety of reasons, lack the skills needed to interact effectively with their children. We hope to show them that it is not difficult to develop literacy in their homes. It just takes a little creativity and encouragement. That is what the Fun Van staff wants to bring to them.

Some encouragement and ideas for things they can do with their little ones at home. The Fun Van will be at Superior Public Library

every Tuesday from 2 – 4 pm, beginning May 8 to June 12. A light snack may be provided. Please join us for a fun and positive experience.


a daily reading habit correlates with better reading skills and higher academic achievement. We strive to design and promote activities that encourage young people to read and benefit from the intrinsic rewards reaped from developing a lifelong love of reading. The key to keeping teens in our library is to continually involve them in library activities and programs. With our Teen Summer Reading Program we hope to contribute to the health of our community by providing teens with programs and activities that will give them a place and an opportunity to gather. Arizona’s history began long before the state had a name. The books, websites and activities which will be part of our Teen Program will help us impart unto teens the process by which Arizona came to be. Included also on our program will be the Adults in our community. Arizona has a fascinating history and there are many ways to engage adult readers in the many resources our state has to offer. The Summer Reading Program offers an opportunity for adults to become involved in book discussion groups, special programs, and participate as a family!

Continued from Page 5 to explore right here in our own backyard. This summer is a great time to engage in activities that will bring a new sense of awareness about the state in which we live. Reading throughout the summer has a significant impact on how well students retain their skills during the school break. Along with offsetting the summer reading loss, we hope to promote reading for pleasure. An engaged reader will likely want to spend more time reading and as more time is spent reading, reading skills are naturally improved. Studies have shown that

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Superior Head Start students ‘spring’ forward in learning As the last day of class approaches, the students of Superior Head Start are spending more time outdoors, using nature itself as a learning tool and putting all that they have learned in the classroom, over the last school year, into real world practice. In the classroom setting, and on their field trips, during the 2011-2012 program year, the children

have experienced much that is new and learned to experience, differently, things already familiar. Listening to sounds, the students practiced identifying sounds of garbage trucks, airplanes, helicopters, as well as local police and fire sirens. At ages 3-5 years, the children were not necessarily familiar with these sounds, but, now are quick to tell

Chris Grap wins Hispanic Athlete Awards By Mila Lira Superior High School senior Christopher Grap was recently awarded the Fred G. Acosta Student Athlete of the Year award, the Eddie Rios Community Citizenship Award, and the Rudy Castro award in recognition of remarkable accomplishments in academics and baseball. He and his family attend the awards banquet which was held in Tucson. The awards banquet is sponsored by Luz Social Services. Chris will be graduating this week. After high school he plans on attending Central Arizona College as a Promise for the Future Scholar. He plans on majoring in sports medicine he will be trying out for the CAC Baseball team as a walk on. Chris thanked his coaches and family for all of their support over the years.

teaching staff what is being heard. In addition, they have learned to identify pigeons and other birds both by sight and by sound. Working together, as well as finding independent solutions, and learning to focus their working energy to delve into different subjects and discovery experiences has opened up a new world of thought for these young minds. Through emphasis on sequencing and classifying, as an ongoing method, the staff has sought not just to instruct the students in what to learn but to help them to learn to think effectively for themselves. Regarding their learning how to think, a few children asked what “math” meant. The teacher asked the children “how many wooden hollow blocks do we have?” The children responded, “ten.” The teacher said, “Okay, ten.” The teacher then asked, “and how many friends would like to share?” The children responded, “Two.” The teacher said, “Okay two.” The teacher said, “now if

we divide the ten wooden blocks between you and your friend, how many will each have?” One child gave blocks to a friend and kept other blocks to their self.” This experience created a fun but simple opportunity for the children to understand an abstract concept of “math.” says one staff member. Throughout the program year, the students have also experienced painting, reading books, role playing, self expression, planting, computer usage, participating in food experiences, walking field trips, highway cleanup, interaction with special guest visitors, and creating “volcanoes”. The volcanoes, created for display, were made of paper mâché, recycled empty soda and water bottles, baking soda and vinegar. Many eruptions occurred as the children experimented with varying amounts of the last two ingredients in an attempt to get the biggest explosion; all guided and supported by staff, of course. “Early Childhood Education plants the seeds

of learning so that in time the children can develop an understanding of how principles relate to their own lives. The early years are enriching and productive as the children learn about themselves, each other and also about their community. It was special for the Superior Head Start teaching staff to watch the children learn and grow daily,” the staff member continued.

The Superior Head Start PGCCS staff extends its thanks to the parents, other family members, community volunteers, the Community of Superior, Resolution Copper Company and all of the clubs, organizations, and agencies, businesses , and finally, the Superior Sun for their continued support of the program and activities that continue to enrich the lives of children.

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SHS Athletic Banquet: Recognizing ‘superior’ athletes By Mila Lira This year Superior High School was able to face those other copper town rivals with Ray School District and the Hayden-Winkelman Unified School District moving to 1A division sports. Those “friendly” rivalries were back this year and they added new enthusiasm for SHS athletic fans, athletes and coaches. While the football team and baseball teams had rather successful seasons the basketball teams, volleyball and softball teams experienced some growing pains but still had successful seasons. Tennis Coach Tommy Macias explained that Superior did well in tennis this year even when they were up against private school teams. Countless hours are given by coaches and their assistants to ensure that SHS teams are ready for their competition. Each of the coaches shared stories about their seasons and highlighted some of those special

memories that are often made during the season. Winning athletic awards this year were: Volleyball: MVP – Kortney Urquijo, Team Leader – Adrienne Hernandez, Coaches Award – Cierra Navarrette, and Outstanding All Around Player – Hunter Flanagan. Coaches: Cheryl Lopez and Dora Salcido. Football: Offensive MVP – Christopher Grap, Defensive MVP – Anthony Flores, Team MVP – Martin Granillo. Coaches: Ryan Palmer, Luis Navarro, Andy Blaine, Richard Hamill, Tye Babino Football Spiritline: Most Spirited – Yvette Gonzalez, Leadership – Shayna Wickwire, Most Improved – Megan Mashaw. Coach: Terry Villaverde Girls Basketball: Coaches’ Awards went to Kiara Romero, Ariel Alonzo and Cierra Navarrette. Coaches: William “Billy” Duarte and Manuel Ortega. Boys Basketball: MVP JV Team – Matthew

Zavala, MVP Varsity – Martin Granillo, Offensive MVP – Christopher Grap, Defensive MVP – Mario Padilla. Coaches: Ryan Palmer and Zack Sanchez. Basketball Spiritline: Most Spirited – Alyssa Barragan, Leadership – Shayna Wickwire, Most Improved – Jennifer Ybarra. Coach: Terry Villaverde. Girls Tennis: MVP – Kortney Urquijo, Most Improved - Amber Velasquez, Coaches Award – Clarissa Sanchez. Coach: Tommy Macias Boys Tennis: MVPSimon Ochoa, Most Improved – Ralph Gonzalez, Coaches Award – Eric Smith. Coach: Tommy Macias. Softball: MVP – Hunter Flanagan, Most Improved – Nicole Godinez, Defensive Player – Cierra Navarrette. Coaches: Cheryl Lopez, Dora Salcido, Anna Campos, and Dominique Castillo. Baseball: Coaches Award JV – Matthew Zavala, Coaches Awards Varsity: Christopher Grap, Martin Granillo, and Mario Padilla. Coaches: William

The Superior High School Athletes of the Year awards were awarded to Christopher Grap, Christine Grap and Martin Granillo. Go online to www. to see more photos from the banquet. (Mila Lira photo) “Billy” Duarte and Manuel Ortega. Each year the Manny Ruiz award is given out to a Junior or Senior Athlete. These students must exemplify good sportsmanship, and excel both academically and athletically. The 2012 Manny Ruiz

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awards were awarded to Yulissa Sandoval and Angel Cardenas. High School Athletic director William “Billy” Duarte explained that this year choosing the athlete of the year awards was very difficult because of the athletic talents of the

qualified students, this year the school awarded two male athletes of the year awards and one female award. The Superior High School Athletes of the Year awards were awarded to Christine Grap, Christopher Grap and Martin Granillo.

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Anticipating Hard Work and Memories – eighth graders share their views on high school By Mila Lira Without any hesitation Superior Junior High eighth grader Andrew Lopez explained his upcoming freshman year: “We are going to be fresh meat.” His other peers: Ariana San Miguel, Terrece Flowers, Elias Olmos and Jose Lira were also selected for the interview by Principal Billy Duarte. Their comments were not quite as humorous but all agreed that they were looking forward to making new memories and were anticipating more difficult course work at the high school level and they were looking forward to joining the other clubs and activities in high school.

Terrece Flowers, who plans on attending Princeton after high school, said that she plans on working hard on her academics and hopes to major in dramatic arts or become a special education teacher. Terrece expressed her concerns that too many of her classmates won’t take high school seriously and they will mess around. Her goals for high school are to continue to earn the honor roll so she can receive a lap top computer from the Optimist Club and that she wants to work hard in school so colleges will be looking at her for her academic success. She would like to try out See Students, Page 10

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Vida asequible e independiente Para personas mayores de 62 años+ Eighth graders Andrew Lopez, Ariana San Miguel, Terrece Flowers, Elias Olmos and Jose Lira talk about high school. (Mila Lira photo)

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Continued from Page 9 for the Spiritline and be a member of National Honor Society, FCCLA and DECA. Ariana San Miguel shared that she is looking forward to playing high school sports to help her play sports in college. She would like to go to beauty school and one day own her own salon. Ariana hopes to open that salon in Mesa. Her personal goals through high school are to continue being a good student, and not use drugs or alcohol. One of the things she shared is that she would never want to lose the respect and trust of her family. Ariana plans on playing sports in high school: Volleyball, Basketball and Softball; she also plans on being a member of FCCLA. Andrew Lopez, in his interview, talked about how he plans on playing basketball in high school and he anticipates his school work to be a little more difficult. A little more humorous than his peers, Lopez talked about how when they are Seniors they will run the school and he will be the “beast.” After high school Andrew would like to attend Arizona State University then transfer to the University of Arizona to attend medical school. Andrew says he would like to a member of the Student Council while in high school. Andrew’s high school goals is to maintain good grade, make a lot of memories and stay out of trouble. Jose Lira, in his interview, said that he

was not expecting a big change physically as far as going to high school since they were just moving to the other hallway. He is looking most forward to taking journalism and marketing classes during high school. After high school he plans on attending the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism; he would like to become a sports broadcaster. While in high school he plans on joining National Honor Society, FCCLA and possibly DECA. His goal for high school is to earn the Promise for the Future scholarship from Central Arizona College and earn a laptop from the Optimist Club. Elias Olmos said he plans on continuing to excel in athletics. He plans on playing football and baseball, he would like to wrestle if there was a wrestling team. After high school Elias plans on attending ASU where he would like to play college sports and he would like to major in sports medicine. He plans on joining student council and FCCLA. In order to succeed in high school Elias said that he will need to keep practicing in sports in have dedication to achieve his goals. His goal for high school is to graduate with a 4.0 GPA and receiving a lap top from the Optimist Club. We wish the best of luck to these future high schoolers and look forward to visiting with them again in a couple of years to see how well their expectations stacked up with reality.

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Remember when ... The Class of 2012 gets a little silly for their eighth grade portrait. They will be very serious, though, Friday when they take the next step into their future. Graduation is set for 6 p.m. at the Superior high School Football Field. (Photo on Page 1 and above were submitted)

Sea Lions Swim Team hosts first golf tournament The Sea Lions Swim Team will be hosting a benefit golf tournament on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at the SaddleBrooke Ranch Golf Club (62493 E. Robson Circle, Oracle, AZ 85623 (520) 8186403). The cost is $50 per person and includes green fees and cart. The format is four-person scramble with check-in at 7 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place teams and raffles will be held for additional prizes.

Mulligans will be sold. This is a great chance to play 18 holes of golf at the beautiful SaddleBrooke West Golf Club and help the Sea Lions fund competitive swimming instruction for youth in our community. This Swim Team is made possible by the hard work of dedicated volunteers and is funded solely through registration fees and donations. The Sea Lions started in 2004 with eight swimmers and are now a dominant force in the Central Arizona

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Swimming League, winning the League Championship the past five years. The Team now has more than 90 children every summer. Many are new swimmers with little to no experience who get the chance to learn proper swimming fundamentals and gain skills that will stay with them the rest of their lives. Past and present members of the Sea Lions Swim Team have had successful swimming careers in high school and on Tucson Club Teams. Several Sea

Lion swimmers have qualified for high school state meets and age group state meets and the team currently has two State Champions, Will Newman and Evan Apuron. Please come out and enjoy some golf while supporting youth programs in our community. Registration forms can be downloaded at ck4w2uz. For more information, please contact Bill Kellam at (520) 603-3994 or

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Continued from Page 3 advance. The data acquired from this current drilling program will be combined with the existing dataset for use in the Pre-Feasibility Study to optimize wellfield design, leaching solution composition, as well as provide critical information for groundwater quality control and ultimately,

Superior Sun, Superior, Arizona project reclamation, all of which will be essential as the project moves forward. The Pre-Feasibility Study is scheduled for completion in December. This key study will provide wellfield design parameters, annual copper production rates and a new financial model. Drilling is being carried out by B-J Drilling Company, Inc. of Benson, AZ and Godbe Drilling LLC of Montrose CO. Downhole geophysical surveys

Superior Church Directory PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF SUPERIOR 100 Magma Avenue Superior, AZ 85273

Pastor Jeanne Evenson

Worship Service Sunday: 10 a.m. Coffee & Fellowship immediately following worship. Youth Group for 7th-12th graders Sunday Afternoon. Contemporary Worship Service at 5 p.m. on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Our church is open for prayer the 2nd Wednesday of every month. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Anonymous prayer box located at the Save Money Market. We will pray for you! Phone: 689-2631

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

Where everybody is somebody and Christ is everything!

Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Worship Service10 a.m. Wednesday Study 6:30 p.m.

New Life Church New Life Fellowship Inc.

955 W. Main Street (520) 827-9116 Sunday Morning Service: 10 am Sunday Youth Group (5-12): 4 pm Wednesday Bible Study: 7 pm Fri Youth Group (13-18): 7 pm Pastor Mel Korb Everyone welcome Non-denominational We are a grace based Fundamental Church.

To be included in the weekly church listings, call the Superior Sun at 520-363-5554.

are being conducted by Southwest Exploration Services, LLC of Chandler, AZ. Hydrologic testing is being conducted by the engineering and environment firm Haley & Aldrich, Inc. Redhawk Reports 175% Increase in Resources at Copper Creek to 7.75 Billion Pounds Copper and 150 Million Pounds Molybdenum Redhawk Resources, Inc. has received the preliminary results of an updated independent NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimate for its Copper Creek property, located in Pinal County, Arizona. The new estimate at a 0.2% CuEq cutoff has increased the total pounds of copper to 4.45 billion pounds in the combined measured and indicated categories contained in 502 million tons grading 0.49 CuEq and 3.30 billion pounds in the inferred category, contained in 481 million tons grading 0.38% CuEq. This represents

an increase of more than 175% from the September 2008 independent NI 43101 resource estimates. A NI 43-101 technical report will be completed within 45 days and filed with SEDAR. A summary breakdown of the resource estimate by category is tabulated below. The current estimates are based on metal prices of US$3.00 per pound Cu equivalent and contained within an open pit geometry using industry comparable estimates for direct mining, milling, and G&A costs. The ratios for calculating copper equivalent (CuEq) are based upon US$2.75/ lb Cu, US$12.00/lb Mo, and US$20.00 per troy ounce Ag and recoveries of 90% for copper, 80% for molybdenum, and 90% for silver. The estimate was prepared by industry recognized Independent Mining Consultants (“IMC”) of Tucson, Arizona. A detailed table showing different cutoffs is shown near the end of

May 23, 2012 this release. R. Joe Sandberg, President of Redhawk comments: “This is a large step forward in demonstrating that our Copper Creek property is a large porphyry copper/ molybdenum system similar to existing large scale operations in Arizona. The current resource remains open in all directions and the majority of the original seven square mile property containing the hydrothermal breccia bodies and strong alteration remains to be tested. We have now commenced our PreFeasibility Study and will continue with efforts to expand our resource and move Copper Creek closer to a production decision.” Curis finalizes $40 million loan facility and copper off-take agreement with Red Kite Curis Resources announced that it has executed definitive legal agreements with RK Mine Finance Trust I (“Red

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Kite”) for a senior secured bridge loan facility and copper cathode sale and off-take agreement. Under the terms of the bridge loan agreement, Red Kite will provide a $40 million loan with interest payable at LIBOR plus eight percent maturing two years from the date of closing. The loan is repayable without penalty or premium at any time prior to maturity, with Curis having a onetime option to extend the maturity date by one year under specified terms and conditions (the “Extension Option”). Interest on the loan is payable at maturity and certain fees will be payable from the net proceeds of the loan. The parties had previously contemplated that Red Kite would have the right to convert the outstanding amount of the loan into common shares of Curis at the time prior to maturity under specified terms, but that conversion right has been removed from the final definitive terms agreed between the parties. Under the terms of the signed off-take agreement, Curis will sell to Red Kite, on a take-or-pay basis, 25 percent, or if the Extension Option is exercised, 30 percent of the Florence Copper project’s copper cathode production for the life of the project. The offtake agreement has been structured such that copper cathode produced at Florence is to be purchased by Red Kite at a price consistent with London Metal Exchange (LME) market price quotations, subject to certain discounts. “The finalization of this agreement with Red Kite is a key milestone toward delivering on the development of this world class next generation copper project with no dilution to shareholders” commented Curis President Michael McPhie. “The agreement allows us to focus on the See Mining, Page 13

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Continued from Page 12 company’s key near-term objectives of completing project permitting, engineering and the start of construction of the Phase 1 Production Test facility.” “A significant percentage of the $40million will be invested locally in Arizona and will provide the opportunity for new jobs and supplier contracts, and will further reinforce Florence Copper’s positive impact on the local economy.” Oracle Mining Intercepts 87.5 Feet of 2.3% Copper and 17.5 Feet of 5.8% Copper Oracle Mining Corp. announced assay results of a new mineralized zone from its ongoing drilling program at the Oracle Ridge Copper Mine, located in southern Arizona. Drill hole ODH-24 encountered an interval of 17.5 feet of 5.81% copper and ODH-27 encountered an interval of 26.0 feet of 3.27% copper. In addition, the Corporation believes ODH-26, with an interval of 87.5 feet of 2.32% copper, is important as it indicates a large-scale irregularity in the intrusive/carbonate contact. Abrupt changes in the orientation of the intrusive/carbonate contact have been seen in other areas that host major skarn bed mineralization. The new target area was indicated based on mineralization that is exposed in the ramp connecting the 5900 and 6400 haulage ways. As there is no historic drilling recorded in this area, these intersections represent a new mineralized zone that is not included in the historic resource base. The following tabulates the intervals obtained from this phase of the drilling program: The intervals were calculated using an external 1.0% copper cut-off and may include internal waste to reflect a

Superior Sun, Superior, Arizona potential mineable width. True widths of drilling done to date will need to be modeled but are estimated to be 70% to 100% of the stated interval length. Intervals labelled “includes” are highergrade portions of the previous listed interval. The results encountered in Holes ODH-24, ODH-26 and ODH-27 continue to reinforce the Corporation’s belief that the undrilled portions of the property have significant potential to host additional +1.0% copper mineralization. These holes were drilled as part of the Corporation’s ongoing historic data base confirmation program. The successful completion of the validation drilling program will allow the Corporation to undertake a National Instrument 43101 compliant resource estimation. A total of 32 holes have been assayed and disclosed since Oracle Mining began its current drill program in early 2011. The assay results to date are consistent with historic data. The Corporation is analyzing the samples for a full suite of elements and have identified silver and gold as likely by-products that could provide additional project economic value. Oracle Mining operates a rigorous QA/QC protocol on all aspects of sampling and analytical procedure. Drill core is checked, logged, marked for sampling and sawn in half. One-half of each drill core is maintained for future reference and one-half of each drill core is sent for analysis. Halfcore samples are shipped to Skyline Assayer and Laboratories (“Skyline”), an accredited laboratory in Tucson, Arizona, which is contracted to complete all sample preparation and assaying. Samples are analyzed employing the appropriate methodology for analyses of copper, as well as fire assaying for See Mining, Page 14

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This ‘N That • 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. • 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 • FATHER’S DAY GOLF TOURNAMENT On Saturday, June 16, come out to the Queen Valley Golf Club for a golf tourney. You are invited to participate in the sixth annual Father’s Day Golf Tournament. The Superior Optimist Club is sponsoring this three-person scramble for a $35 entry fee which includes greens fees and cart. There will be a 50/50 cash drawing and a raffle for great prizes, as well as an auction. Breakfast burritos will be available. Hamburgers and refreshments will be served for lunch. Shot-gun start is at 7:30 a.m., with registration at 7 a.m. Proceeds are to benefit youth programs and activities in Superior and surrounding areas. Please pre-register with Joey Lopez cell at 520-827-4120 or Olga and Joey at 520-689-5061.

• PMFHE ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT JUNE 16 The Pinal Mountain Foundation for Higher Education will host its annual golf tournament on Saturday, June 16, at the Cobre Valley Country Club golf course to benefit students on Gila Pueblo and San Carlos campuses who need help with textbooks and tuition.The event is a three-person scramble. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost is $45 per person, includes lunch, and is tax deductible. This year’s tournament includes longest drive, closest to the pin, and longest putt. The awards ceremony will be held immediately after the tournament. For team registration and/or tee box/hole sponsorships, contact Bryan Seppala at 928-812-0098 or John O’Donnell at 928-812-1010. • 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. • BOB JONES MUSEUM The Bob Jones Museum will close this Memorial Day weekend for the summer months of June, July an August and will re-open after the Labor Day weekend on Wednesday, Sept. 5. • 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. • 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.

Clubs & Meetings

• 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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Continued from Page 13 silver and gold. For QA/ QC purposes, Skyline runs a series of standard and blank samples and provides the results of these assays to us. Oracle Mining periodically submit the pulps of the samples assayed by Skyline to Chemex in Reno, Nevada for check analysis. The technical information in this media release has been prepared in accordance with Canadian regulatory requirements set out in NI 43-101 and reviewed by Glenn R. Clark, P.Eng., of Glenn R. Clark & Associates Limited, a consultant for Oracle Mining and a Qualified Person under NI 43-101, who is responsible for the technical information reported herein.

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TOWN OF SUPERIOR NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS DUE DATE: 2:00P.M., ARIZONA MST, Friday, June 1, 2012 The: Town of Superior invites qualified firms/individuals to submit Statements of Qualifications to provide professional services in three areas - municipal engineering (general services), wastewater engineering and municipal planning (including zoning activities). Qualified firms and individuals may respond to one or more types of service. The procurement of these services will be based on demonstrated competence and qualifications· in the required, specialized profession for each of the service areas. The selected firm(s) or individuals will need to demonstrate proper certifications, registrations and demonstrate how any conflicts with other firms or projects will be addressed in their provision of these services. The Town anticipates interviews with the most qualified firms and selection of a firm or firms for purposes of discussing and determining the cost of services. Additional information regarding the Town, and the services to be provided by the successful firms/ individuals, are available from Rita Wentzel, Interim Town Clerk at (520) 6895752 or by e-mail at townmanager@ or may be found on the Town's web-site at: ·Sealed Statements c1f Qualification's (seven copies) will be received until 2:00 p.m., Arizona IMST, on Friday, June 1, 2012 at the Town of Superior Town Clerk's Office, Town Hall, 199 North Lobb Avenue, P.O. Box 218, Superior, AZ 85173, at which time all statements received will be publicly opened. Any statements received after 2:00 p.m. on the above ·stated date will be returned unopened. The Town of Superior reserves the right to reject any and all statements of qualifications and assumes no liability for the cost of preparing a response to this request. The outside of the statement envelope shall indicate the name and address of the respondent and shall be addressed to the Town Clerk of Superior at the above address and shall be marked: Statement of Qualifications Engineering and/or Planning Services. SUN Legal 5/16/12, 5/23/12

Superior Sun, Superior, Arizona Cards of Thanks The family of Charles Harmon wishes to thank all of you who comforted us during this difficult time of sorrow. Thank you for your prayers, your phone calls, the flowers and cards and for the food you so graciously prepared. A special thank you to Pastor Tim King, who somehow got us through this, and to our special church family at San Pedro Valley Baptist Church. Chuck loved you all. Thanks to Griffith Mortuary for their thoughtfulness and the arrangements. May God bless you each and every one.

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Role: Lead Core Handler Description: Resolution Copper is seeking a Lead Core Handler. The Lead Core Handler is responsible for supervision of Core Handling crew on weekends and at other times when the Core Processing Supervisor is unavailable. Accountabilities: • Accountable to work safely at all times and to understand expectations of safety systems and procedures at Resolution Copper. The Lead Core Handler is expected to act as a leader encouraging safe behavior and work practice within the core handling team. • Responsible for the core handling team when the Core Processing Supervisor is unavailable. This responsibility includes safety expectations and overall work behavior, and may involve engaging staff to improve performance when issues are identified. • Accountable to perform core handling duties including retrieval of core from drill sites, moving core within the warehouse to help facilitate geology teams work, precisely cut core sampling, and box core for long-term storage. After boxing and sampling, core boxes will be palletized. Using forklifts these core pallets and sample crates will be stored on shelving within the department warehouse. Qualifications: • MSHA/OSHA training is required for this position • Forklift and light vehicle operation • General computer skills, mechanical skills and mathematical skills are required • 3 years minimum experience Closing date is May 31st, 2012. Resumes may be submitted via email to Monica.denogean@ or by fax to 520-689-9304. Please reference “Lead Core Handler” when submitting resume. Resolution Copper Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

20. Help Wanted Role: Core Handler Description: Resolution Copper is seeking a Core Handler. The Core Handler primary purpose is to assist Geologist in the evaluation of drill core used in the development drilling program. Accountabilities: • Retrieval of rails of drill core from drilling rigs • Organize storage of rails of core in the warehouse • Transport core between the warehouse and Geologist workstations • Cutting and boxing of all drill core • Assemble cardboard core storage boxes • Organize all drill core on pallets and placement on shelves in the warehouse • Contribute in the housekeeping and maintenance of the core storage facility • Willingness to assume various assigned responsibilities Qualifications: • High School Diploma or GED • Valid Arizona Driver’s License • Basic mathematics, basic English speaking and reading skills • Good interpersonal communications • Ability to read, understand and practice Resolution Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards. • Experience in working as a member of a team • Ability to communicate in both a written and verbal manner Closing date is May 31st, 2012. Resumes may be submitted via email to Monica.denogean@ or by fax to 520-689-9304. Please reference “Core Handler” when submitting resume. Resolution Copper Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

20. Help Wanted

Check the Classified for latest job openings! Ray Unified School District #3 Position Announcement Job Title: Title I Aide Closing Date: June 13, 2012 Requirements: • High School Diploma/ GED • Meet the requirements according to the Arizona Department of Education Paraprofessional Proficiency Test or an Associate’s Degree or the equivalent of hours to an Associate’s Degree • Patience and sensitivity in dealing with students • Ability to work cooperatively with students and staff • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality Summary: • Assist the Title I Teacher • Grade papers, making copies and playground duty • Small group or 1:1 instruction Total time on Job: Part-time / 6.5 hrs per day (Monday - Friday) Hourly Wage: $7.65 per hour (Per Current Scale) Applications can be picked up from Karla Luedke at the District Office Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

May 23, 2012

20. Help Wanted

Find you next career in the Classified! 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.

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JDL Construction is currently hiring certified welders, minimum of 4 years industrial experience, SMAW/ FCAW D1.1 or Pipe Certifications, Mechanical Experience helpful. Current MSHA. Send resumes to John@

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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.

21. Drivers

50. Mobile Homes

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)

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)

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25. Instruction 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) 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) 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) MEDICAL BILLING & Office Assistants. Candidates needed for Medical Office Job Training! No experience needed! Local job placement assistance when training is completed. HS Diploma/GED & PC needed! 1-888-926-6058. (AzCAN)

45. Misc. Just picked beautiful organic peaches $1.50 a pound. Aravaipa Farms 89395 Aravaipa Rd. (520) 357-6901 W 5/9 6TP

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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 949-689-9744 or 949-305-5941 4/4 W 4TP

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Oh, my! How they have changed ... SHS Class of 2012 prepares for Friday Graduation, See Page 10 Superior Summer Reading Program set to begin...

5_23_12 Superior Sun  

Oh, my! How they have changed ... SHS Class of 2012 prepares for Friday Graduation, See Page 10 Superior Summer Reading Program set to begin...