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Vol. 89 No. 34 • Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 • 50¢ Periodicals Postage Paid at Superior, Ariz. 85173

Prickly Pear Festival set for Saturday

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Recall election really is all about the mine I find it quite interesting that the upcoming Recall Election for August 27, 2013, pitting pro-mine advocate Mila Lira against current Council Member “Kiki” Peralta, really IS all about the mine! In searching public records for campaign financial disclosures, I obtained the list of contributors to Ms. Lira’s

campaign. The majority of these individuals do not live in Superior, BUT they are also closely affiliated with the Resolution Copper project. Records indicate that the Vote Mila 2013 Political Action Committee received substantial monetary assistance from the following: • Kimberly Wold, Donor, the

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Helen P. Meyer Funeral services for Helen P. Meyer, 85, of Superior, will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m. at the Superior Harvest Church, Hill and Stone Streets in Superior. Mrs. Meyer passed away into the hands of her Lord on Aug. 16, 2013. Arrangements were made by Superior Funeral Home.

past Arizona State Director for US Senator Jon Kyle from 1998 – 2013 • Snell & Wilmer, a fullservice business law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing in eight locations throughout the western United States and in Mexico, including Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Reno, Salt Lake City, Tucson, and Los Cabos. This is a firm with a long history of providing quality legal services to the mining industry, including Resolution Copper (RCM). They have brought some of the toughest mining projects in the Southwest to fruition, and they understand the issues of heavily contested mining projects. – Richard Mallery, Senior Partner and Attorney, Donor

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• DMB Associates, a highpowered real estate company based in Scottsdale whose common link with Resolution Copper is that they share, or have shared, the same public relations firm, Gordon C. James Public Relations Co. This firm develops branding and media campaigns, and they list RCM as a client. – Charley Freericks, Executive President, Donor – Karrin Kunasek Taylor, Executive Vice President, Donor – Dea McDonald, Senior Vice President, Donor – Michael Davenport, Real Estate Broker, Donor • Sundt Construction, a Phoenix-based construction company who specializes in mining and industrial projects.

They installed the RCM #10 shaft cooling system, receiving over $9,000,000 for the job. They were also contracted by RCM to repave a 1 ½-mile segment of the roadway from the US Highway 60 to the #9 and #10 mine site. – David Crawford, Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Donor – G. Michael Hoover, Chief Operations Officer, Donor – Jeff Williamson, Senior Vice President, Donor – Clint Sundt, Mining Area Manager, Donor • Superior Copper Alliance, Donor, Recall Committee formed after the Superior Town Council took action to not support the RCM land exchange legislation. Their

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membership is made-up of RCM supporters. • The remainder of the list I identified as local donors— who are also RCM supporters. You can read the full report on the Town’s website at: The campaign financial report (as of August 6) indicates that over $3,200 was collected. This is surprising since I hear that most local candidates receive under $500 for their campaign. However, the biggest surprise for me is that the majority of Mila’s funds came from outside our community—and more specifically, from companies doing business with RCM. You have to ask yourself: WHY does the funding for a local recall campaign in a small, rural community come from big-name contributors, outside of Superior, who all have done business with and profited from this mining project? In my opinion, this recall election is nothing more than blatant support of the RCM project and land exchange before many critical questions and issues are resolved. It is for this reason that I support the Town Council’s decision to oppose the legislation and based on this, I fully support Soyla “Kiki” Peralta for re-election. She is not all about the mine; she’s all about the entire community. Sincerely, /s/ Sonnie Sansom Superior resident



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Support your local police! Diverse rainbow of people On August 15, 2013, the Town Council voted 4 to 3 to move one more step towards replacing our police department with the Pinal County Sherriff’s Department. Their intent is clear now, but they have not yet disbanded our local police. The Pinal County Board of Supervisors has the final say and they are listening even if our own Town Council won’t. We

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I’ve been hearing the term “outsider” in town, usually used by people who are afraid that our town will be over run by people who don’t look like they do, or people who are of a different background, people of a different economic class, etc, etc. This is unfortunate. Perhaps we should all remind ourselves that, like our nation as a whole, our little town is made up of

town, they should oppose this ill conceived and costly idea. Fortunately, the final word on our police department is up the Pinal County Board of Supervisors, not the town, or Superior’s government. We should all be sure to sign one of the petitions opposing this hostile takeover by an outside force.  Do it soon! /s/ Charles Davison Superior

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RELATIVE OR QUALIFIED? When you cast your vote on August 27th will you vote for your relative or the most qualified person for Town Council? Will you vote for someone that has been very involved in the community organizations like the Superior School Board, Optimist Club, Little League, Substance Abuse Coalition, Chamber of Commerce, LOST Trail and the caboose Visitor’s Center or will you vote for someone that has almost NO involvement in community activities? How can you represent the people when you don’t know what’s going on in town?

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Gaston named interim manager; council votes to continue negotiations with PCSO By Nina Crowder Superior Sun The Superior Town Council has decided to continue negotiating with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office for police coverage in the town of Superior. The council is looking for a fiveyear contract with Babeu’s office. There was some discussion about whether to continue talks or retain the town’s police force. Councilmen John Tameron and Hank Aguilar made the motion and second. Near the end of Thursday’s meeting, the town council went into executive session and upon return a motion was made by Councilwoman Soyla “Kiki” Peralta and seconded by Aguilar to hire Margaret Gaston as interim town manager effective Sept. 2, 2013. The motion was approved. Gaston has been working with the town as town clerk and has served as the interim town manager for the town of Kearny. Kane Graves mentioned the upcoming Prickly Pear Festival on Aug. 24. This one day event will showcase local restaurants which have a special signature dish celebrating the ripe fruit. The event is free. Graves also updated the town council that on the September agenda there will be information on the Magma Hotel project. There were a few special presentations. Elizabeth Magallanez presented a certificate of appreciation to Sylvia Perez for all her hard work with the records area. Perez worked for

a year and a half going through boxes. The boxes had mixed paperwork from different years. She went through everything by box

and after separating all the paperwork, she organized everything and put them in binders. Mayor Jayme Valenzuela said, “Thank

you very much for your hard work and dedication to the town.” Councilwoman Peralta announced that she had received some funds to donate and she chose the Friends of the Library and Red Bear Outfitters. Peralta said she felt that the Friends of the Library are on a tight budget and could use a little extra; they graciously received a donation of $75. The Red Bear Outfitters were also chosen since they do a lot for the community without much recognition; STC, Page 17

Elizabeth Magallanez, left, presents a certificate of appreciation to Sylvia Perez for her assistance to the town. (Nina Crowder photo)

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spiny pads, or nopales, or turn the juicy rosy-purple fruits into juice, syrup, wine, beer and all sorts of tasty main and side dishes. The festival, set in the old copper mining town of Superior, is the only one of its kind in the country and celebrates all things prickly pear.

The event, sponsored by the Superior Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, will begin with an early-morning hike to Old Pinal City led by Tonto National Forest Archeologist Scott Wood. The hike is free. Meet at the Superior Municipal Airport,

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The Superior Senior Center, at 734 Main St. will be the hub for foodies interested in taming the spiny, prickly plants. From 10 to 11 am., Carolyn Niethammer, the Tucson native foods expert and author of several bestselling cookbooks including “American Indian Cookery,” “Cooking the Wild Southwest” and “The Prickly Pear Cookbook,” will demonstrate three new recipes, including a prickly pear and onion relish. “You’re Not Going To Eat

That, Are You?” is the title of native food doyen Jean Groen’s entertaining talk, beginning at 1 pm. Groen, well known to fans who pack her prickly pear workshops at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, will show visitors how to gather and juice the fruit, or tunas, and safely

de-spine the pads for use in a variety of nutritious and delicious salads and desserts. Both Niethammer and Groen will sign copies of their cookbooks after their talks. Among the new products offered by vendors this year are hand-painted Prickly Pear, Page 8

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Southwestern Christmas tree ornaments, contemporary Navaho jewelry, and cactus seeds and plants, prickly pear trail mix and popcorn, prickly pear lip balm and a huge variety of desert products from Desert Gatherings. Cheri’s Desert Harvest, Tucson, will again have a wide assortment of native plant candies, jams, soaps and syrups. Craftspeople will offer prickly pear-themed photographs, notecards, camp shirts, tote bags, throw pillows and other items for sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Senior Center. Each participating restaurant in town will feature at least one prickly pear-based item on its menu for the day, and Mary Joseph, the “Chocolate Lady,” will be selling her famous prickly pear chocolate truffles. Other than the brewing class and the suggested breakfast donation, all talks and events are free. The first 100 visitors will receive a goodie bag containing a prickly pear pad that he or she can plant or prepare as food. A limited quantity of freshly-picked prickly pear fruits will be available for sale. For festival information, call Lynn Heglie, event chairman, at 520-827-9398, or Sherry Figdore, 520-689-2210 or 520-483-6696. For vendor information, call Karen Barker, 928-792-8238.

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Mila Besich Lira For Superior’s Future

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We Endorse Mila Besich Lira for Superior Town Council The following businesses and individuals have endorsed Mila for the Superior Town Council: Albo & Della Guzman, Albo Guzman Trucking • Mario Sanchez, Superior Environmental Solutions Inc. Marilee Lasch, Daystar Studio • Irene Morris, His & Her Hair Co. Pamela Peck, Independence Realty Professionals • Nancy Vogler, Something Fishy Copper Mountain Motel • La Serna General Store • Jodie Welch, JW Bookkeeping & Taxes Hank & Tina Gutierrez, Ubiquity Telecommunications & Project Management Eva Encinas, Edwardo’s Pizzeria • Porter’s Cafe • Robert & Patsy Madaleno, Ms. Patsy’s Be My Guest Superior Farmer’s Market • Superior Lumber Yard • Bill Vogler, Mynds Eye Art George & Gloria Bueno • Poad Tullis • Manny & Terry Guzman • Gilbert Gallegos • John & Felicia Gonzales Mr. & Mrs. David Lira • Pirate Moraga • Karen Thompson • Carmen & Louie Navarro• Gloria & Carlos Martinez Pat Brown • Michael & Deb McKee • David Guzman Jr. • Dixie Briegel • Bill & Sue Anderson, Anderson Rentals Pam Dalton-Rabago, Dalton Realty • Bud & Lorrie Polley • Esperanza Denogean, Casa Denogean • Myrna Guzman Billy & Chella Preciado • Mikee Preciado • Eddie & Lupita Denogean • Freddie & Minnie Denogean Robbie Contreras • Armida “China” Denogean • David Noriega • Sonny & Deb Townsend • Sandra Irwin Doyle

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OPEN LETTER TO OUR SUPERIOR NEIGHBORS Dear Neighbor, Many of us who work for Resolution Copper Mining, including me, attended the Superior Town Council special meeting on August 1. It was a pleasure to see such a good turnout and to see such strong interest in the future of the town and the mine. We thank the council for setting aside time to conduct the meeting. Council members explained their current stance on the project and the land exchange bill pending in Congress; many residents of the community and the region voiced their opinions. We hope the meeting might help us all open a fresh discussion about the issues faced by the town and the mine. We now have a better understanding of the council’s concerns, and we are confident that we can work with all the council members to address them. Our hope is that we can regain the council’s support for both the mine and the land exchange bill. The council and the residents of Superior have helped us not just to communicate our plans better, but also to improve our plans in important ways. They have helped us earn the support we have, and the additional support we hope to earn in the months ahead. Our desire is to create a positive, constructive partnership between the council, the town and ourselves that will allow us to address both the short- and long-term issues we all face. We hope to work with the council in an effort to reach agreement on how we can work together and define a path forward. Our goal is a solid, constructive relationship leading toward a better future for the community, the region and the mine. We anticipate that the mine will have a life of 40 years or more, and we recognize the importance of maintaining a strong relationship with the community throughout the mine’s life. As always, we are willing to discuss any question or concern you might have. Come by our office at 402 W. Main Street, call us at 520.689.3409, or email us at


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community relations and remains responsive to the community. The school board commits to a vision of high expectations for student achievement and quality instruction and defines clear goals towards that vision. The board has shared beliefs and values about what is possible for students, their ability to learn and the system’s ability to teach all children at high levels. They are data savvy, embracing and monitoring data both positive and negative. They use data to drive continuous improvements. They align and sustain resources, such as professional development, to meet district goals and to lead as a united team with the superintendent. Together they are a strong collaboration with mutual trust. Setting appropriate agendas, making procedures, meeting procedures and school board communication was also addressed. The most important item was communication. Board members have to communicate with the superintendent. The superintendent needs to know that the board members are following the communication policy that has been adopted for the staff

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Resolution Copper discusses tailing sites with public By Nina Crowder Superior Sun Where are the tailings going? That was the question of the

night at last week’s forum hosted by Resolution Copper Company. Andrew Taplin, project director with Resolution

Resolution’s Andrew Taplin speaks to the public. (Nina Crowder photo)

Resolution’s Frank Deal speaks to the public. (Nina Crowder photo)

St. Joseph’s Parish is set for September 28th, beginning with a 4 p.m. Mass with Bishop Kicanas, followed by dinner at the Hayden Golf Course. There will be free food, drinks, entertainment & fun for the kids. 300 Mountain View Dr., Hayden

Copper welcomed the public and many elected officials including Mayor Rankin of Florence, Lerry Alderman of Globe City Council, Dave Richards of Mesa, Superior Town Council members, Mayor Jayme Valenzuela, John Tameron, Mike Alonzo, “Kiki” Peralta and Steve Estatico. Pinal and Gila county boards were also represented. “We have held many meetings and they have been very successful and we appreciate everyone taking their time to come to the meetings,” Taplin said. “We desire to have a positive and constructive relationship with the Town of Superior, the Superior Town Council and public so that we can work through this world class project.” The purpose of last week’s meeting was to inform the public about the Resolution Copper Mine Tailings Project and answer questions the public may have. Resolution Copper Mine (RCM) will create 3,700 jobs. $5 billion or more will be spent to design and build the mine, and close to $1 billion has already been spent to date. The mine will be in operation for 40 to 50 years. The mine will create $220 million in annual wages. It will produce $61 billion in total

The public listens to the presentation on the proposed sites for the Resolution Copper Mine’s tailings. (Nina Crowder photo) economic benefits to the state of Arizona. The mine will generate $20 billion in total federal, state, county and local tax revenue. They plan to produce one billion pounds or more of copper each year. During the life of the mine, the tailings storage will require 3,000 to 4,000 acres (4.6 to 6.2 square miles) of land. The tailings consist of

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Tee up for SHS Hall of Fame Phone and Internet Discounts Available to CenturyLink Customers The Arizona Corporation Commission designated CenturyLink as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier within its service area for universal service purposes. CenturyLink’s basic local service rates for residential voice lines are $14.49-$16.47 per month, and business services are $31.60-$38.00 per month. Specific rates will be provided upon request. CenturyLink participates in a government benefit program (Lifeline) to make residential telephone service more affordable to eligible lowincome individuals and families. Eligible customers are those that meet eligibility standards as defined by the FCC and state commissions. Residents who live on federally recognized Tribal Lands may qualify for additional Tribal benefits if they participate in certain additional federal eligibility programs. The Lifeline discount is available for only one telephone per household, which can be either a wireline or wireless telephone. A household is defined for the purposes of the Lifeline program as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. Lifeline service is not transferable, and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline telephone service can be punished by fine or imprisonment and can be barred from the program. Lifeline eligible subscribers may also qualify for reliable home High-Speed Internet service up to 1.5 Mbps for $9.95* per month for the first 12 months of service. Further details are available at If you live in a CenturyLink service area, please call 888.833.9522 or visit with questions or to request an application for the Lifeline program.

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Golfers, get ready for another great golf tournament and help preserve school history and recognize outstanding SHS Alumni and staff members. The Superior High School Hall of Fame is preparing for the annual induction and they need your help to raise funds for the induction. This year they will be inducting the 1972 Baseball Team and 10 other outstanding alumni. The fundraiser golf tournament will be held on

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Queen Valley Golf Course. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. with a shot gun start set for 7:30 a.m. The entry fee is $45 for the three-man scramble and the entry fee includes green fees, cart and raffle ticket. There will be food and additional raffle tickets sold. To pre-register for the tournament please contact Charlie Higuera at 480-3541944 or Val Denogean at 602-319-9011. To sponsor a

tee box please contact Penny Ruiz-Castillo at 520-270-4459 or Manny Ruiz at 520-6895430.

Superior Police Report According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into the department and booked into jail, or the arresting officer may write a citation and release the suspect to appear in court later. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Only criminal citations are listed. All damage amounts are estimates. Items are given to The Superior Sun by the Superior Police Department and reflect information available at the time the report is compiled. Aug. 7 Theft was reported to police at the police station. Aug. 8

Michael Lucero, 65, Superior, was arrested on a warrant issued out of Pinal County. Fraud was reported to police at the police station. Child contact was made by an officer in the 700 block of Main St. Aug. 9 Theft was reported in the 400 block of Valentine. A drug offense was reported in the 100 block of Mary Dr. Aug. 10 Burglary was reported in the 500 block of Hill. A possible assault was reported in the 400 block of Terrace. Aug. 11 A runaway juvenile was reported in the 400 block of Terrace. Aug. 13 John Figueroa, 49, Superior,

was arrested on warrants issued out of Superior. Raysha Brown, 23, Superior, was arrested on a warrant issued out of Superior. She was also charged with disorderly conduct-domestic violence. Calls not listed include three traffic stops, three attempts to locate, five 911 hang-ups, five alarm drops, two citizen assists, four civil matters, three animal complaints, one suspicious activity report, three disturbances and four information reports. Citizens are reminded to call Silent Witness at 1-800-358INFO, Crime Stop at 689-5611 or the Information Tip Line at 520-827-0065 if they have information that may help the police department in solving a crime.

Pastor’s Corner – Forty Days, Forty Nights By Rev. Dennis Van Gorp Family Life Christian Center In Matthew chapter 4, we find Jesus fasting for forty days and forty nights. Genesis 7:12 tells us that it rained upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.  In Exodus 24:18 and 34:28, we find Moses on Mount Sinai with the Lord for forty days and nights. Exodus 16:35 tells us that Israel ate manna for 40 years in the wilderness until they entered the Promised Land.  Also, in 1 Kings 19:8 we find

the prophet Elijah traveling for forty days and nights to reach Mount Sinai. The number 40, in the Bible, refers to completion. Forty days of rain was the correct amount of time to flood the entire earth.  God’s instructions for Israel required forty days for Moses to take it all in.  Elijah’s journey to talk with God at Mount Sinai required a forty day trip through the desert wilderness. God is not in a hurry.  He wants you and I to get things

right and do them correctly. He will take the necessary amount of time needed to prepare us for our next assignment from heaven, or for the next season in our ministry or lives.  Do not get frustrated when you are in the middle of your forty day journey.  I’m certain that forty days of walking through the desert wilderness was a tiring and monotonous trip for Elijah.  So, hang in there.  Your journey will be successful and you will reach your destination!

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Panthers’ youngsters getting much needed reps By Andrew Luberda Superior Sun Head football coach Ryan Palmer has a roster full of young players on this season’s team. Those younger players are getting all the repetitions they could ask for during training camp. With the graduation of several seniors, including two of the most decorated student-athletes (Louis Fuentes and Mario Padilla) to attend Superior High School, there are plenty of opportunities for the Panthers to gain experience. “We’re a really young group,” Palmer said. “We lost nine starters from last year that had been starters for at least two years. We have a group that has potential and they show promise. It’s getting them the reps and experience.” Most of the younger players are freshman who have not played at the varsity level but, according to Coach Palmer, will be counted on to perform against more experienced

players on other teams. “They are going to be asked to compete,” Palmer said of his young roster. “It puts us at a disadvantage in that aspect but there is potential. I see it there.” The Panthers return only three players with varsity experience including Matthew Zavala, the only returning starter. Coach Palmer said Fuentes and Padilla were great players and leaders for his program but their departure provides an opportunity for someone else. “We need some of the younger kids to step up and fill those roles,” Palmer said. “Like I said, we’re learning and getting better every day.” Palmer said Nicolaus Cruz and Elias Olmos are currently competing for the starting quarterback position. He said the team is scheduled to scrimmage Salt River HS on Aug. 23, 2013 and expects their performances in the scrimmage will help Football, Page 18

(Photos courtesy Billy Duarte, Superior High School)

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ities. Other goals include: improve staff moral, increase staff salaries, school nurse, new playground and safety equipment, improve current school website, communication with public, increased enrollment, more food options for school lunches, improve technology and increased technology education. Ms. Smock went over some different ways to try and make these goals attainable. The school board and superintendent will be having some workshops before the regularly scheduled meetings to discuss steps in obtaining these goals. In other business, Mila

substitute teacher, Shirley McCauley, was approved and added to the Superior Unified School District list of substitute teachers. The school board discussed and approved Food Service Manager Melissa Perez’s salary. William Duarte’s salary will be discussed at the Sept. 4 meeting. The Superior Unified School District Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is Sept. 4, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Elementary Auditorium. Some of the items to be discussed are: a No Bullying Act, summer school, security and the Harding School Property. There will be a workshop for the board on Sept. 4, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend both meetings.


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as indirect employees. The ore will be hoisted through the shaft onto a conveyer and transported. The old Magma tailings site will never be used again. Legally they are not allowed to build or put together a tailing site like the Magma tailings site any longer. The legal aspects have changed. A question was asked about the possibilities of earthquakes due to the drilling but the RCM panel said they are not concerned with earthquakes. The Resolution Copper Mine appreciates public opinions and questions and hopes to continue to work with the public, the Town of Superior and surrounding communities. If you have additional unanswered questions, please feel free to email Resolution Copper at or call 520-689-3409.




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Besich Lira, the Superior School Board president, recently attended a Rural Economic Development Conference. The conference provided information on different ways to obtain grants for the school, ways to develop new ideas and strategies, strengthen ability to operate, build and renew relationships, community services and economic development in rural schools, how to allow everyone the opportunity to obtain a GED and how to promote education across America. “It was a very informative conference and I obtained a great deal of information,” Lira said. Just a few action items were discussed as per the agenda. An additional



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Continued from Page 5 they also received a donation of $75. There was a discussion for the approval of a deck and façade addition to the Copper Gecko deck. Resident and business owner Sonny Sansom presented the information. He said his business has increased, and he would like to build on a deck to the property he owns adjacent to the Copper Gecko. The proposed project meets the criteria needed for the project and Pinal County will oversee the project. This project was approved by the town council. In other business, the council approved Resolution 543 and Ordinance 115 setting the tax levy amount and rate for the 2013-14 budget. The council heard from resident Sue Anderson during the call to the public who had more information about the Prickly Pear Festival. There will be a hike to Pinal City, wine tasting, it is free and should

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NOTICE (for publication) ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR I. Name: Mobile Now LLC L-18506010 II. The address of the known place of business is 2033 W. Apache Trail Apache Junction, AZ 85120 III. The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is: Derek Ramos 21428 E. Roundup Way Queen Creek, AZ 85142 Management of the limited liability company is vested in a manager or managers. The names and addresses of each person who is a manager AND each member who owns a twenty percent or greater interest in the capital or profits of the limited liability company are: Derek Ramos 100 % 21428 E. Roundup Way, Queen Creek, AZ 85142 SUN Legal 8/14/13, 8/21/13, 8/28/13

Superior Sun, Superior, Arizona be a lot of fun. She also asked for clarification on the vote for the PSCO negotiations. The council heard a report on the Caboose Visitor’s Center. A door is stuck and it has been for a while now. They also heard from resident Benny Hernandez during the call to the public about an incident that happened. He said that Pinal County Sheriff’s Office was the only agency who helped him. Since the incident he has been harassed by a Superior Police Officer. The Superior Town Council’s next regularly scheduled meeting will be Sept. 4, 2013 at 7 p.m. The meetings are held at the Superior Senior Center, 360 W. Main St. Mayor Jayme Valenzuela openly encourages members of the public to attend the meetings.

Public Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Superior Town Council, acting as the Town of Superior Board of Adjustment, will hold a public hearing to consider Variance Application No. VA-2013-01, a request by Los Cedros Superior LLC, owner, to amend a condition of approval of Variance No. VA-2011-07 to allow a reduction in the number of adjacent parking spaces of 2, from 17 to 15, with the difference to be made up by the use of two parking spaces across the street from the subject property. The subject property is located at 100 West Main Street in Superior, Arizona and is also known as Pinal County APN 106-12-322. The public hearing will be held at 7:00 PM, on Thursday, September 5, 2013, in the Superior Senior Center, 360 W. Main Street, Superior, Arizona. A copy of the application is available for viewing at the offices of the Town of Superior which are located at 199 N. Lobb, Superior, Arizona, from 8:00AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Any person with questions regarding this application may call 520-689-5752. Any person wishing to testify may file a written statement prior to the date and time of the hearing and/or may appear and be heard. SUN Legal 8/21/13

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CACTUS CULINARY FESTIVAL Mark your calendar for the town of Superior's debut Prickly Pear culinary festival on Aug. 24, featuring an informal class lead by Apache Junction author Jean Groen and her prickly-pearpicking accomplice Robert Lewis in the finer points of harvesting, de-spining, processing and cooking with cactus fruit. The one-day event also showcases local restaurants participating by having innovative cactus-based menu items; guest speakers, exhibitors and vendors include author Carolyn Niethammer ("The Prickly Pear Cookbook"). Complete event details are posted at PASTRY EVENT Come to our Pastry Event for Fiesta Queen candidate Marisa Estatico on Sun., Aug. 25, starting at 12 noon, at St. Mary's Center. All proceeds will go to St. Francis of Asissi Catholic Church. Donations of cakes and pastries or crafts are greatly appreciated. Contact Sonia Estatico at 689-5058 if you would like to donate.




FAMILY LIFE CHRISTIAN CENTER The OZARKS, a country, southern gospel style of music; will be ministering at Family Life Christian Center on Sun., Sept. 1 at 10:30 am. They have been here before and we know you will enjoy their style of music. Everyone is welcome to attend this free concert. The church is located at Lime St and Kellner Ave in Superior. Come for a lively gospel music concert. For more information, call Pastor Dennis at 827-0988.


SCHOLARSHIP DINNER AND AUCTION The Pinal Mountain Foundation for Higher Education is holding its annual scholarship dinner and benefit auction on Thurs., Sept. 5, at Dream Manor Inn, One Dream Manor Drive in Globe. The cost is $25 per person. No host cocktails begin at 5 pm and dinner will be served at 6 pm. Following dinner, the auction will be led by Ted Schaefer. For tickets call Lillie Vega at 200-6963, Susan Gallo at 8122159, Jerry McCreary at 701-3107 or John O’Donnell at 812-1010. To donate items for the auction, call Lillie or John at the numbers above. Donations are tax deductible. All proceeds will be used for scholarships for students attending Gila Community College Gila Pueblo or San Carlos Campuses. CCC YARD SALE Mark your calendar to attend the huge Chamber of Commerce Community Yard Sale, on Sat., Sept. 28, from 7 am until people stop coming. The location will be on Main St., in Supeior, in front of Dalton Realty, 629 Hwy. 60. There will be loads of items from Smokey’s Hardware on Main st. and many families will be donating or selling items. To donate items please call Tina at 827-0177 or Deb at 827-5558. No clothing please.



LCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) will now be meeting in Kearny, every Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at Ray Hall at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Kearny, starting June 20. If you or a loved one would like more information, please call Bob J. at 520-464-2156. uesday and ThursdaysAttend Zumba classes with Ericka Real Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. at the Kennedy Elementary Multipurpose Room behind the front building.



FK ELEMENTARY PRESCHOOL APPLICATIONS John F. Kennedy Elementary Preschool is now accepting applications for the 2013 – 2014 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 Dr., Superior. For questions please call (520) 689-3049. REE PRESCHOOL Superior Head Start Preschool is accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year, for children ages 3-4; child must be three by Aug. 31. Families must income qualify and have proof of guardianship. No transportation is available. Children must have current immunizations. If qualified, children may receive free medical and dental care. Call 689-2812 for more information or stop by at 150 Lobb Ave, Superior, Mon. – Fri., from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Applications will be taken again starting July 22.


Class is free, but donations are welcome. Call 520-827-1163 for more information. uesday Superior Arboretum Residents Association BINGO will be held Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at 199 West Gray Drive. ednesday Bible Study, ”Acts of the Apostles”, is held Wednesdays at Family Life Christian Center, Kellner and Lime. Join us each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 689-2202 for more information.



Visit our online calendar: To add an item to the community calendar please submit information to or call 520-363-5554. Listings are free, however, the SUN reserves the right to edit or refuse submissions.

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Continued from Page 15 determine the starter. Coach Palmer is excited to work with his team and see them progress from week to week. The Panthers need to pay to attention to detail according to their coach. “We need to do the little things right,” Palmer said. “Making sure we play

Superior Sun, Superior, Arizona August 21, 2013 the game the right way, making sure we aren’t turning the ball over – taking care of the ball – and we’re making the most out of our possessions.” “As long as we can get our basic fundamentals (accomplished) and do the little things right – that is what’s really important.” The Panthers will open their season on August 30 at Mesa Prep at 7:00 p.m.


100 Magma Avenue Superior, AZ 85273 Worship Service Sunday: 10 a.m. All are welcome.



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

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ORDINANCE NO. 116 AN ORDINANCE LEVYING UPON THE ASSESSED VALUATION OF THE PROPERTY WITHIN THE TOWN OF SUPERIOR, ARIZONA, SUBJECT TO TAXATION A CERTAIN SUM UPON EACH ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) OF ASSESSED VALUATION SUFFICIENT TO RAISE THE AMOUNT ESTIMATED TO BE REQUIRED IN THE ANNUAL BUDGET, LESS THE AMOUNT ESTIMATED TO BE RECEIVED FROM OTHER SOURCES OF REVENUE; PROVIDING FUNDS FOR GENERAL MUNICIPAL EXPENSES, ALL FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING THE 30TH DAY OF JUNE, 2014. WHEREAS, by the provisions of State law, the ordinance levying taxes for fiscal year 2013-14, is required to be finally adopted not later than the third Monday in August; and WHEREAS, the County of Pinal is the assessing and collecting authority for the Town of Superior, the Clerk is hereby directed to transmit a certified copy of this ordinance to the County Assessor and the Board of Supervisors of the County of Pinal, Arizona. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Town Council of the Town of Superior, Arizona, as follows: SECTION 1: There is hereby levied on each one hundred dollars ($100.00) of the assessed value of all property, both real and personal within the corporate limits of the Town of Superior, except such property as may be by law exempt from taxation, a primary property tax rate of $7,6269 for the fiscal year ending on the 30th day of June, 2014. If this tax rate exceeds the maximum levy allowed by law, the Board of Supervisors of the County of Pinal is hereby authorized to reduce the levy to the maximum allowable by law after providing notice to the Town. SECTION 2: It is the intent of the Town Council of the Town of Superior, Arizona, to levy the primary property tax for operations for the Town of Superior for fiscal year 2013-14 will equal $587.027. SECTION 4: Failure by the county officials of Pinal County, Arizona, to properly return the delinquent list, any irregularity in assessments or omissions in the same, or any irregularity in any proceedings shall not invalidate such proceedings or invalidate any title conveyed by any tax deed, failure or neglect of any officer or officers to timely perform any of the duties assigned to him or to them shall not invalidate any proceedings or any deed or sale pursuant thereto, the validity of the assessments or levy of taxes or of the judgment of sale by which the collection of the same may be enforced shall not affect the lieu of the Town of Superior upon such property for the delinquent taxes unpaid thereon; overcharge as to part of the taxes or of costs shall not invalidate any proceedings for the collection of taxes or the foreclosure of the lien thereon or a sale of the property under such foreclosure; and all acts of officers de facto shall be valid as if performed by officers de jure. SECTION 5: All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. SECTION 6: This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage by the Council and approval by the Mayor. PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Town Council of the Town of Superior, Arizona, this 6th day of August, 2013 /s/ Jayme Valenzuela, Mayor /s/ Margaret Gaston, Interim Town Clerk APPROVED AS TO FORM: /s/ K. Kane Graves, Town Attorney CERTIFICATION I HEREBY CERTIFY that the above and foregoing Ordinance No. 116 as duly passed and adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Superior, at a special meeting on the 6th day of August, 2013, and that a quorum was present thereat. /s/ Margaret Gaston, Interim Town Clerk SUN Legal 8/14/13, 8/21/13



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TOWN OF SUPERIOR PUBLIC WORKS LABORER Performs a variety of entry level manual labor and basic equipment operation tasks as assigned, routine building and grounds repairs, paints, maintenance repairs, sweeps streets, fills potholes, operates backhoes and other heavy equipment as required; performs unskilled construction on roadways and structures; maintains grounds and performs open/close activities at Town cemetery; cleans and maintains buildings; completes required daily logs. Desired minimum qualifications: 2 years experience, must possess a valid Arizona Drivers License, High School Diploma or GED. A complete job description and application available at Town Hall, 199 N. Lobb Ave. Superior. First review of applications: September 3, 2013. Salary: DOE. Position open until filled. EOE

50. Mobile Homes

Town of Superior Public Works Director Now hiring a Public Works Director. Under general supervision of the Town Manager/Clerk plans, directs and manages the functions of the Public Works Department including all municipal infrastructure, building/ parks/street/cemetery/ pool maintenance, water/ wastewater, equipment mechanical activity, regulatory compliance, solid waste, and effluent reuse. Desired minimum qualifications: Demonstrated responsible managerial and supervisory experience in public works management or related field. Bachelors degree preferred, but not required A complete job description and application available at the Town Hall, 199 N. Lobb Ave., Superior. First review of applications: September 3, 2013. Salary DOE. Position open until filled. EOE

20. Help Wanted Ray Unified School District #3 Position Announcement Job Title: Driver Closing Date: August 23, 2013 Summary: Driver needed to transport student to Tucson and back. Total Time On Job: Part-Time / 4.5 hrs per day (Monday-Friday) Hourly Wage: $7.80 per hour (Per Current Scale) Requirements: CPR, Fingerprint Clearance Card, Good Driving Record. Applications can be picked up from Karla Luedke at the District Office Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

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In Superior, 1 bdrm furnished $350/ mo. Utilities extra. Call 520-705-5122

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Four bedroom, 2 bath with den in Kearny. New paint, washer/dryer included. $700 monthly. Call 757-876-5020

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Nice homes. Good prices.

Anderson Rentals LLC 602-625-3151 or

Well kept home, oak kitchen cabinets, 2 car garage, 1 bedroom efficiency apartment or could be the 4th bedroom. Motivated seller. 204 Greenwich Rd., Kearny. $59,900 Call Bonnie 520-237-5204

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Superior Sun, Superior, Arizona August 21, 2013

Vote Mila Mila Besich Lira For Superior Town Council August 27, 2013

Mila is a fourth generation native of Superior, a 1996 graduate of Superior High School and recent graduate of Grand Canyon University. Mila is a business owner, advertising director and community advocate. Her company Miracle Executive Services has been responsible for several local and regional economic development projects including the LOST Trail in Superior and the Copper Corridor Mobile Visitor Center. Mila’s volunteer service includes leadership roles in the Superior Optimist Club, SSAC, Superior Chamber of Commerce, Superior Little League and currently she serves as President of the Superior Unified School District Board. Mila has ten plus years working with both government and quasi government organizations and she understands the need to communicate and collaborate with the business community as well as other local governments.

“Superior residents deserve more than a great history. We deserve a bright and prosperous future.” – Mila

VOTE AUGUST 27, 2013 Paid for by the Vote Mila 2013 Committee

Matthew Hernandez and Allison Martinez receive accolades for their AIMS excellence. (Mila Besich Lira photo)

Two students recognized for AIMS excellence By Mila Besich Lira Superior Sun The AIMS test is not an easy test to pass. It is designed to challenge students and help schools determine where students are at in their academic careers. While most students pass the test and move on, it is not easy to excel in one yet alone all three subjects math, reading and science. Two students from the Superior Junior-Senior High excelled at all three subjects in last year’s AIMS tests. Those two students are Matthew Hernandez an eighth grader and Allison Martinez a Freshman. The students were awarded a gift bag full of Superior Panther clothes, and other spirit

merchandise donated by Ms. Sommers, the Woodmen of the World and the Superior Booster Club. The Superior Optimist Club gave each of the students a $25 Visa Gift Card. Both of the students have big plans for their futures explained Billy Duarte, Principal at Superior Junior-Senior High School. “These two students have the potential to continue to make us proud through their hard work and great accomplishments,” he said. Matt Hernandez wants to be the best of the best educationally. He would like to attend NAU or ASU after high school to earn his degree as an engineer and then earn a Doctorate. His hobbies are running

and he is always looking for new challenges. Allison Martinez goals for high school are to exceed all her AIMS and maintain a 4.0 throughout her high school career. She would like to attend Central Arizona College for two years then transfer to the University of Arizona to major in Veterinarian Science. She plans on earning her Master’s degree from one of the universities in Colorado. Her plans after college are to either to become a veterinarian here in Arizona or move to her family’s ranch in Mexico to care for the cattle they raise with her skills. She enjoys volleyball, basketball, reading, practicing her French and crocheting.

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