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Pinal County Sheriff’s Report The Pinal County Sheriff’s Report is taken from the daily logs, based on the information provided by deputies. All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. March 29 Theft of medication was reported to deputies at the Oracle substation. March 30 Breeze Dillon Carlisle, 20, Oracle, was arrested at the Oro Valley Hospital on two failure to appear warrants. He was transported and booked

into the Pinal County Jail in Florence. Assault was reported in the area of the Village Square Trailer Park, Oracle. An accident with injuries was reported in the area of S. Willow Springs Rd. approximately two miles north of Highway 77, Oracle. The accident appeared abandoned. Oro Valley Hospital reported a victim of the rollover accident. A friend took the driver to the hospital. The damaged vehicle was turned over to Mammoth Towing.

April 1 A fire was reported in the area of S. Hobe Rd., Oracle. The fire was a controlled burn and Oracle Fire Department was aware of the fire.

April 7 A concerned citizen brought an eight-year-old girl to the Oracle Fire Department after finding her alone on Linda

Obituary Charleen McCarley Tipps Charleen McCarley Tipps, 71, passed away at her home in Oracle on April 28, 2013. She was born in Oceanside, CA, on Aug. 8, 1941 and lived for many years in the San Jose area, before moving to Oracle, about eight years ago. She attended Oceanside schools and graduated from Oceanside High in the Class of 1959. She worked for many years in the Silicon Valley area and enjoyed

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horseback riding with the Los Viajeros Club in the Almaden Valley area, the Santa Clara Horseman’s Association, and loved fishing and camping. After moving to Oracle, she became very active in volunteering at the Oracle Community Center and the Annual Oaks Festival, as well as the Oracle Fire Dept., where she was an active member of the Oracle Firewise Board and a trained CERT. She is survived by sons,

Ray McCarley of San Jose, Jim (Heidi) McCarley of Hollister, CA and Tom (Teri) McCarley of Walls, Miss; her grandchildren, Donovan, Heather, Patrick and Ryan McCarley; sisters, Kathy McHenry of Rancho Santa Fe and Mary Albritton of Laguna Niguel; brother, Wayne Taylor of Chino, CA; and many nieces and nephews. A potluck celebration of her life was held Friday, May 3, at the Oracle Fire Station.

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PCSO Continued from Page 2 Vista, Oracle. The little girl was visiting a friend in the area of La Osa and got lost. The child was reunited with her mother. A 911 hang-up phone call was received in the 700 block of N. Stewart Dr., Oracle. A person called 911 after his father choked on a granola bar and the Heimlich Maneuver failed to work. The call was turned over to Oracle Fire Department. An accident with injuries was reported in the area of E. Highway 77, Oracle. A motorcycle struck an animal and the biker sustained head injuries. April 8 A downed power pole was reported in the area of E. American Ave. and W. Highway 77, Oracle. Three juveniles were reported as runaways in the 36000 block of S. Mt. Lemmon Rd., Oracle. The juveniles returned just before the report was made. Criminal damage was reported in the 1700 block of W. American Ave., Oracle. Assault was reported in the 36000 block of S. Mt. Lemmon Rd., Oracle. Burglary was reported in the 800 block of N. Calle Futura, Oracle. April 9 Burglary was reported in the 2700 block of W. Beverly Cir., Oracle. A TV and DVD player were missing. April 10 Theft of medication was reported to deputies at the Oracle substation. Burglary was reported in the 1400 block of E. Emilie Cir., Oracle. April 12 Burglary was reported in the 800 block of N. Calle Futura, Oracle. April 13 An accident with injuries was reported in the mountain area south of Oracle between the town and Charlou Gap. A quad rider rolled his quad and

Oracle Towne Crier, Oracle, Arizona his hand was punctured. Pinal County Search and Rescue, Oracle Fire Department, Rural/Metro Fire Department and Golder Ranch Fire Department had to work together to locate the rider, who was eventually located and transported to the Oro Valley Hospital by ground ambulance. Criminal damage was reported in the 1700 block of W. Oracle Ranch Rd., Oracle. A door was damaged in a possible break-in attempt. Burglary was reported in the 3300 block of N. Apache Joe Dr., Oracle. Taken from the home was a safe, TV and other miscellaneous items. Both front and back doors were damaged. April 14 Criminal damage was reported in the 300 block of E. American Ave., Oracle. A hole was found in a vehicle’s windshield. April 19 Heriberto Daniel I. Valenzuela, 24, Oracle, was arrested at BHP in San Manuel and was charged with criminal trespass. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail. Daniel G. Freeman, 41, Oracle, was arrested in the 3000 block of N. Rockliffe, Oracle, and was charged with assault, criminal damage and disorderly conduct. He was

transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail. Criminal damage was reported in the 2000 block of W. Paseo Redondo, Oracle. A vehicle’s tires were slashed. An accident without injuries was reported on Willow Springs Rd. approximately five miles from Highway 77, Oracle. A driver reported rolling his vehicle after trying to avoid hitting some cows on the roadway. He was not injured and had already contacted a tow truck. An employee at Oracle Ford later called to request an ambulance for the driver who was showing signs of injury after his truck was towed to the dealership. Oracle Fire Department and Tri-City Meds responded to assist the driver. Criminal damage was reported in the 1300 block of E. Emilie Circle, Oracle. April 22 Joshua Alden Hammond, 41, Oracle, was arrested in the 600 block of W. Camino Yucca, Oracle, and was charged with assault and disorderly conduct. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail. Theft of a copper anode was reported at the Oracle Community Center. April 23 Theft of a cell phone was reported in the 300 block of


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E. American Ave., Oracle. Theft was reported in the area of S. Mt. Lemmon Rd., Oracle. A juvenile was reported as a runaway from the Sycamore Canyon Academy, Oracle. April 25

Page 3 Assault was reported on a bus in the area of E. Highway 77, Oracle. The incident involved three students and was reported by state law. April 26 Assault was reported in the 1100 block of N. Justice Dr.,

Oracle. Theft of a vehicle was reported in the 1300 block of N. Jefferson Dr., Oracle. The vehicle was a blue 2001 Yamaha 90 dirt bike. PCSO, Page 10

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East Valley Firefighters Poker Run returns By John Hernandez Wonder why all those motorcycles roared through town earlier this month? And just how many of them were there? Six hundred bikers participated in the East Valley Firefighter’s Charities tenth-annual Poker Run. Firefighters from Gilbert Station 253 helped organize the event. The route, approximately 233 miles, took the riders along some of the most scenic roads in Arizona. The Poker Run began at Superstition Harley Davidson Motorcycles in

Apache Junction with a pancake breakfast. The ride then followed Highway 60 past Superior up through Top of the World, through Miami to stop two which was in the historic town of Globe. The Drift In Saloon was where the second card was picked up. Bikers then drove down 77, past Winkelman and through Mammoth continuing along the Copper Corridor. Around lunch time riders began pouring into the third stop in the quaint little town of Oracle. Bikers enjoyed themselves at the friendly


Oracle Inn where they enjoyed a lunch of roast beef, barbecued beef, ranch beans and cole slaw plus everyone’s favorite cold beverages. Stop four was at the River Bottom Grill off Highway 79 in Florence. From there the final leg ended in Mesa at the Cactus Moon Sports Grill. Proceeds from this year’s Poker Run are going to Boots for Our Troops Foundation and the 100 Club. Boots for our Troops helps veterans by providing emergency financial aid, employment seeking

assistance and transportation, food and assistance for the homeless. The 100 Club provides statewide assistance to public safety agencies, police officers, firefighters, paramedics and their families through financial assistance, peer support training, safety enhancement equipment and scholarships for immediate family of public safety. Everyone drew their last card, browsed the vendors, and listened to the classic rock, R&B, and country sounds of OLDsKOOL, a talented band out of Gilbert.

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Diaper Bag – from the Family First Pregnancy Care Center in Oracle LAST 4 DAYS of the Pinal County Diaper Drive! This is the second annual diaper drive to collect diapers and other incontinent supplies for the agencies that serve infants, disabled and the elderly in our county. Donations can be placed in boxes at the Dollar stores, Sun Life clinics or schools in our area. Cash and checks are accepted at Family First Pregnancy Care Center checks need to be made out to the Family Diaper Bank. We want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers we serve - and we’d like to invite other mothers to join us for classes and other activities at our center. We have story time every Wednesday from 10-11 am. The story, activity and snacks are for infants, toddlers and their moms. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and socialize. Need diapers, formula,

baby clothes or car seat? Enroll in the Earn While You Learn Program every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Earn While You Learn provides families with valuable education from prenatal care to basic life skills.

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5 homeowners in this general area will be given the opportunity of having new MAINTENANCE-FREE SIDING applied to their homes with

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Want to Adopt a Cat or Dog: Charlotte’s By Nina Crowder Cher Heath is a warm hearted person with a love and passion for animals. Heath runs the non-profit Charlotte’s Way Rescue in Oracle. Formerly Tri-Community At-Risk Rescue, the rescue continues to help all animals find health, happiness and a new home. Heath loved being around Charlotte her predecessor, because Charlotte gave her a sense of responsibility to something. The animal rescue is an important part of her life and she considers it a calling, not just a job. Pet adoption is not something to be taken lightly. Before you make your decision to adopt, think about


your environment, the willingness and patience you have to work with an animal, the right attitude and the expenses that may be incurred. Consider there are about 10 to 12 million adoptable pets in any given time in shelters nationwide. Many of these animals were given up by owners, while others are found on streets or dumped. When adopting a dog or cat from Charlotte’s Way Rescue, the animal will be neutered/spayed, fecal tested, up to date on shots and will even have manners. Many of the animals are house trained and trained with the Ceasar Millan dog training. Heath is happy to train anyone who would like to learn or

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for Seniors, Vets for Vets, programs for people with low income or other special needs. Charlotte’s Way Rescue attends Petco

in Oro Valley for adoption clinics every Friday. If you would like to attend a Friday adoption clinic, you may just find the right pet for you and your family. Choosing to adopt a pet makes sense for many reasons. saving a life, saving money and you might just find your best friend. Some of the animals available through Charlotte’s Way Rescue

just need a second chance. Heath would ultimately enjoy seeing the animals she has available adopted to happy homes where there is a perfect match between owner and pet. The Rescue works with veterinarians in Tucson to help provide a low cost neutering and spaying as well as vaccinations. There will be upcoming spay and neutering clinics locally.

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is interested in the training. Charlotte’s Way Rescue has many programs tailored to help people adopt including Senior

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Sunday: First Service 9:00 a.m. Fellowship Time 10:30-11:00a.m. Second Service 11 a.m. Children & Youth classes available for both services

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

Cher Heath snuggles with a kitty. On the cover, Cher has fun with her four-legged friends. (Nina Crowder photo)

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

First Baptist Church American Way, Oracle 520-808-3171 Pastor Ray Lott

Sunday: School 9:30 a.m. American Ave., Oracle • 896-2544 Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Near Mt. Lemmon Turnoff Morning Worship 11 a.m. “A community church for a world community.” Free food distribution Worship Service 10:30 a.m. 2nd Tuesday, 1 p.m. Pastor: Dr. Ed Nelson

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A volunteer loves on a resident at Charlotte’s Way Rescue. (Nina Crowder photo) Family Owned and Operated

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Way Rescue has just what you need! She truly appreciates her current volunteers but is in dire need for more. The Charlotte’s Way Rescue Volunteers are needed for duties such as walking dogs, cleaning of crates and kennels, washing animals, playing with animals, adoption clinics

at Petco, watering and changing pool waters and other tasks. They are also in need of donations for items such as clean old towels, blankets, collars, area rugs, toys, empty water bottles, cat trees, cat boxes, crates, kennels, fencing, large sheds (for

cat sanctuary), working wash machines for pet laundry and any shade type items. Charlotte’s Way Rescue would like to thank the current volunteers for all they do and everyone in the Tri-Community area for their continued support,

with a big thank you to the Oro Valley Petco and the Catalina Rawhide Hay and Feed for their help and support. Donations can be given to the Oracle Fire Department or the San Manuel Fire Department. Charlotte’s Way Rescue has recently added a sister office in Kearny with more details about this site to come. For more about Charlotte’s Way Rescue, visit them on Facebook page at http://on.fb. me/18KUKSi or contact Cher Heath at (520) 7055425.

Charlotte’s Way Rescue is having a massive yard sale May 11-12 and 18-19 at 7:30 am to 5 pm at 2690 Olson Dr., Oracle for donations for yard sale please call 520705-5425. All proceeds go to the Rescue. There is a little bit of everything. Please come and join us for baked goods too.


Find the Perfect Gift for Mom at the Goose! Kabia, a Labradoodle, finds a forever home with Maggie Miller and her family. (Nina Crowder photo)

Wonderful Books, Jewelry, Vintage, Antiques & Collectibles, Gardening Tools, Gift Certificates – The List is Endless! And don’t forget Moonlight Madness on Friday, May 17, 4-7 pm!

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Crossword: Famous Mothers ACROSS 1. Outdoes 6. Mike Tyson famously bit one 9. Strip of wood 13. Capital of Ghana 14. Bearded antelope 15. Putin’s retreat 16. Hiker’s path 17. Automated teller 18. Bother 19. *Old Mother _______ 21. *”Ma” to some “public enemies” 23. Tokyo, formerly 24. After dusk 25. Bachelor’s last words 28. Turn bad 30. Half-way across 35. Hawk or peddle 37. Croaking leaper 39. Not a soul 40. Smoothie bar offering 41. Flower part 43. *Executed mother of Queen Elizabeth I 44. Showing lack of guile 46. Home to China

47. U-____ 48. Anew 50. “The Big ____ Theory” 52. Fleur-de-___ 53. Neat 55. Red Cross supply 57. *She did her good works in Calcutta and beyond 60. *Where Wilma Flintstone lived 64. Done with a court case 65. The last letter 67. Policeman’s club in India 68. Form of theological rationalism 69. Bird-to-be 70. Trojan War epic 71. Gusto 72. Old PC platform 73. Sunrise side, pl. DOWN 1. English town famous for its hot springs 2. Light brown or beige 3. Healing sign

4. Cherokee or Hopi, e.g. 5. Caesar and Greek, e.g. 6. Archaic expression of surprise 7. Aardvark’s crumb 8. Cuban dance 9. Thin 10. Frequent issue for a teen 11. God of thunder 12. Cow chow 15. Make dark 20. Abode tops 22. ___ de Triomphe 24. Performs a pop-in 25. *Ivanka’s Mom 26. Sanka, e.g. 27. Very happy 29. Carbamide 31. Genesis skipper 32. Relating to tone 33. Boredom 34. Olden-day movies 36. Dump 38. *Mother Earth, to

Ancient Greeks 42. Dishonored cyclist 45. Put on a pedestal 49. Her counterpart 51. “I swear to ___, I did not ___” 54. In a fog 56. Set of syllables commonly used when humming 57. *California’s Mother of the Forest 58. Knight’s chest plate 59. Pipe problem 60. Solicits or asks desperately 61. “____ Day & the Knights” from “Animal House” 62. Type of room online 63. *Rose Kennedy had nine of them 64. Tool used to cut and shape wood 66. “I” problem

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Raising the roof at the Oracle Community Center

Faculty in Mechatronics/ Industrial Maintenance Operations The Oracle Community Center has a new roof thanks entirely to everyone from the cash donors to the crew who did the work. The new roof was completed April 30, 2013. The “Roof Crew,” under the direction of Randy of “Handy Randy Bowers” and the coordination of Fred Patterson, are pictured from left: Ruben Perez, Chuck LeFevre, Fred Patterson, Jerry Swille, Brady Whitman Jr.,  Pio Murillo, and Vern Lewis. Not pictured are Rich Ferris and Kevin Armbrust. And, another thank you to the “Eaves Guy” (not pictured) Rich Albright. Come by and check it out! (Submitted photos)

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Health Issues: Kidney Stones By Dr. Michael Miles Special to the Crier Kidney stones are becoming more common along with the rise of other “Western Diet” ailments. It is estimated that ten percent of all Americans have kidney stones. These stones don’t often become evident until they are dislodged from the kidney and travel down through the ureter into the bladder. This

passage can be quite painful as the crystals scrap their way through these very narrow tubes. Stones are formed from crystalline substances being excreted in the urine. When these crystalline substances become concentrated enough, they begin to stick together to form larger crystals. Today’s diets can result in high concentrations of particles

that accumulate into crystals. The most common kidney stones are formed as calcium oxalate crystals. They are often the result of a diet low in fiber (vegetables) and high in refined carbohydrates (sugar). Other dietary contributions include high alcohol consumption, high animal protein intake, high fat intake, and high intake of milk products.




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2 E CANADA STREET MLS#: 21309666 Beautifully landscaped home with adobe walls, outdoor fireplace and extended patios on 1.75 acres with stately oaks and mesquites. Over $120,000 in improvements invested in this 2005 home which has been completely remodeled with new kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, paint, and landscape. Enjoy relaxing in the enclosed yard where the wildlife stays out and your pets, flowers and gardening are safe. SWG at Lot Line. $ 397,500

912 W. 4th AVENUE MLS#: 21303624 3 bedroom, 2 bath beauty. Ceramic tile floor throughout home with matching cermanic tile baseboards, updated oak cabinets in kitchen and bathroom, ceiling fans in all bedrooms. $ 52,000

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•3bd, 1 ba home, fenced yard, in nice neighborhood, 2 car carport. $65,000. •Awesome indoor and outdoor living awaits you, 1780 sq. ft. home on 1.25 acres near National Forest. $269,000. •Beautiful 100 year old oak trees surround this 2 bdrm, 3 ba block built home on .85 ac. $214,700. •Incredible remodel 3 bdrm, 3 ba home, everything in this home has been redone, upgraded and/or replaced. $169,900. •2 bedrm, 2 ba, quality strawbale constructed home on 3.25 ac of wood oak paradise. $329,000.

•3 bdrm, 2 ba, 2 car garage, private hilltop, pride of ownership on almost 1/2 acre, Mtn views, shed/ workshop, move in ready in Oracle! $156,000. •Santa Fe Style home on 2.51 ac, mountain views, large kitchen, fireplace, central A/C, horse property, RV Hookup. $125,000. •Very well maintained 1.25 with 2bd/2ba, rock ramada, workshop, new roof. $89,000. •Stunning Southwest style home, 3 bd, 2 ba with adobe walls on 1.75 acres, fully lanscaped, completely remoded. $397,500.

•Great lot in center of Oracle. Ready to build on, utilities at lot line. $25,000. •Best price for 5 ac. in Oracle area, can be split, shared well. Reduced to $39,900. •Horse Property! Build your home or put a manufactured home on this great 3.34 ac parcel. $109,000. •4 lots, custom home area, submit offers. 2 at $32,000, $45,000 or $75,000. •Unique .69 ac parcel, awesome views, no impact fees. $49,900. •2.5 ac horse property with great views, site - built or MH. $50,000. •Choose your own parcel from 1.25 to 3.75 ac., flat, easy to build on, utilities at street. $84,900 to $210,000. •1.25 to 10 ac., buy part or whole, has excellent well, borders State land, no financing necessary, owner will cary. $32,000 - $125,000. •Premium lot with boulders, 1.04 acres of outstanding views, beautiful sunrises and sunsets. $65,000. •1.04 ac premium lot, custom home area, views, views views! $65,000.

•1.36 ac. custom home lot with view, boulders, oaks and more. $110,000. •One acre with boulders, trees and views, new access off Linda Vista, boulders, views, trees. $84,000. •4 view lots, nice views, custom home area, boulders and trees, owner may carry. $82,000. •2.5 ac land, borders state land, build your custom home, utilities at street. $150,000. •4 beautiful 1 ac home sites, owner may carry, utilities at lot line. $79,000. •Three 3.3 ac. off Linda Vista starting at $129,900. •Beautilful views from this lot in Oracle, utilities at lot line, Perc test done. $69,995. •(2) 5 ac parcels, mtn views, horse property, $65,000 per 5 ac or $120,000 for the 10 ac owner may carry. •Rare 40 ac parcel, elevation at 4800 ft offers cool summers, own private well and eletric at property line, boarders State land, owner carry considered, $289,000 or 20 ac with well for $170,000. •Great investment property nicely kept home with large master bath. $33,900.


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•Reduced move-in ready, 2 bd/2ba $173,000. Seller will pay $2,000 of buyer’s closing costs. Open house daily from March 5th - 12th from 10 am - 6 pm. 222 E 5th St. •2 bd, 1 ba home, with views, fenced backyard and wood kitchen cabinets. $38,000 or owner carry at $45,000.

•2ba, 1 ba home, includes upgraded electrical, gorgeous mountain views, great price with some updating this will make a great starter home or investment property. $29,900. •Start living the dream, turnkey restaurant at a price you can’t beat. Call (520) 400-0242 to see today. $195,000.

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

•Great potential for a business or resideital home site, corner of Hwy 77 and Main St. Mammoth. $18,500 •Privacy, great views, remodeled home with newer roof, skylights, oak kitchen cabinets, front porch, deck above carport. $85,000. •37 acres, secluded area borders state land, site build or MH, horses allowed. $130,000. •3 bedroom, 2ba horse property! Get away from it all, 2.5 acres, wood stove, barn, corrals, workshop, hay storage, and your own well! $98,000.

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500 S VINE AVENUE MLS#: 21206974 Hill top views, Beautiful open floor plan kitchen has custom wood cabinets, ceramic counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Wood burning fire place in the living room, wood floors in kitchen, dinning area, living room and hall way. 2 bay windows, large family room with a pool table that will stay. 2 storage sheds, a portion of the yard is fenced. Full basement for additional space for crafts/office or work area. $ 119,900

Sometimes stones are also the result of excessive antacid use. In addition, dehydration plays a role in stone formation by concentrating the urine. This is why they are more prevalent in the summer months. Stones other than calcium oxalate are formed from uric acid (e.g. someone with gout) or struvite or cystine. The most important measure of treatment to consider is prevention. In other words, eat a varied diet with plenty of raw vegetables and lots of water. However, if a person already has kidney stones

it is a good idea to identify what kind they are. Even though 80% of them will be calcium oxalate, some have very different compositions. Some stones can be dissolved by merely changing the pH, or acidity, of the urine. Others can be dissolved with ultrasound treatments. The smaller ones just need to pass through to the bladder. Often comfort relief is about all that can be done. Dilating the ureters as much as possible will help ease the passage of stones. Magnesium has proven to be very helpful for this, as has Vitamin

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B6. There is an herb called hydrangea that can also open up the ureters. Once a person has had kidney stones, it is wise to determine how they were formed in order to prevent future stones. Diet and lifestyle adjustments are the first place to start. For instance, if the stones are determined to be calcium oxalate in origin, then avoid oxalate foods such as spinach, coffee and rhubarb. Interestingly, calcium supplementation may actually help reduce the formation of calcium oxalate stones. Cranberry juice can help dissolve developing stones, though be aware that most cranberry juice products on the market are very high in sugar. And, remember that uric acid stones need an alkaline environment to dissolve in and therefore won’t be effectively prevented with the acidic cranberry juice.

PCSO Continued from Page 3 April 28 An unattended death was reported in the 82000 block of E. Vanessa Way, Oracle. Theft was reported in the 300 block of N. John Adams St., Oracle. April 29 Mark Anthony Johnson, 18, Oracle, was arrested in the Oracle area and was charged with assault. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail. Assault was reported in the 2100 block of W. American Ave., Oracle. May 1 Criminal damage was reported in the 600 block of W. Camino Yucca, Oracle. A gate was damaged. May 2 Burglary was reported at Mountain Vista School in Oracle.

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Tafoya to talk on mining history May 24 at OHS Onofre “Taffy” Tafoya, who worked in the Magma Copper Mine at San Manuel for 38 years, will give a presentation of his personal experiences on Friday, May 24, starting at 6 PM at the Acadia Ranch Museum, 825 E. Mt. Lemmon Hwy., Oracle.  The program is sponsored by the Oracle Historical Society and is open to the public without charge. Mining items, and a selection of historic mining

photographs, including some from the Tiger Mine, will be on display for the program. Tafoya has authored two books: Mother Magma, a Memoir of Underground Life in the San Manuel Copper Mine; and Los Mineros, the Hard Rock Miners of San Manuel which continues the story and includes more than 200 photos of miners. Among the stories to be shared, he tells of quitting a brickyard job in Phoenix and coming to Mammoth. “I got

Clothing donations to the Golden Goose, a win-win for all By Stephanie Urdiales Special to the Crier The Golden Goose Thrift Shop is now accepting and picking up clothing donations and we would like to share with you the many ways in which clothing donations to the Goose help those in need in our local communities. The Golden Goose Thrift Shop divides 100% of its profits solely between Catalina Community Services and SaddleBrooke Community Outreach, two non-profit charities that provide services to children, families and seniors in the local area.     While furniture is the most popular selling item at the Golden Goose, clothing is the second biggest seller.  Approximately one third of all clothing donations meet the criteria for sale at the Goose.  The remaining clothing is delivered to Catalina Community Services (CCS) on a daily basis and made available for clients at their Clothing Bank.     Clothing donations made to the Golden Goose translate in to a win – win – win scenario for Cata-

lina Community Services, SaddleBrooke Community Outreach and the customers of the Golden Goose Thrift Shop! While CCS receives clothing for its Clothing Bank clients, both CCS and Outreach share in Goose profits to fund their local charitable programs.  And last, but NOT least, Golden Goose customers receive incredible discounts on high quality, gently used clothing.   We would like to again thank all of our generous donors and ask that you continue your support of and donations to the Golden Goose Thrift Shop!  Together we are making good things happen every day! The Golden Goose is located at 15970 North Oracle Road in Catalina. Hours are Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Every third Friday is Moonlight Madness from 4 to 7 p.m. Donation drop off hours are Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. New volunteer orientation is every third Monday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. To volunteer or for information about the Golden Goose call (520) 825-9101.

hired one day and went to work the next, and my life changed forever. It took me a few weeks to get to know the job. What made me decide to stay was that we were working six days a week, so we got extra pay and I was always in the shade, 1,415 feet underground, where the

sun never shines (not like the brickyard job).” Books will be available for sale and refreshments will be served. The Acadia Ranch Museum is open to the public every Saturday from 11AM to 4PM; there is no admission charge.

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Iris blooms still amaze in Oracle By Jennifer R. Carnes So last month I set our readers the task of sharing stories about how the irises came to Oracle. Danielle Neibling, our

frequent columnist, took me up on my challenge. She has reported that she has already begun researching the issue, and promises a column soon.

She also gave me some beautiful orange sherbet colored irises, which I have planted in pots. I can’t wait to see if they bloom next year. In my wanderings in

Oracle, I ran across so many beautiful blooms that I thought I would share several with you. I’m amazed at how many different colors I found just by slowing down to enjoy

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Irises of many colors ... Clockwise from top left, Linda Vista Rd., Linda Vista Rd., Alta Loma and Big Rock are the locations of some gorgeous specimens of the humble iris. (Jennifer Carnes photos)

the vibrant colors. I’m still very interested in learning what residents have heard about the flower’s appearance in Oracle. Do you know how they came to Oracle? We want to hear

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your story. We’d also love to see photos of your irises. Post your stories or photos on our Facebook page at Or email them to editor@

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