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FUSD to seek third override attempt; school programs at risk By Bridgette Crosby Southeast Valley Ledger In its third attempt to gain override approval from voters, the Florence Unified School District (FUSD) is ramping up efforts to bring awareness about how bond overrides impact education of voters’ children. With two failed attempts in 2011 and 2012, the school district is seeking an override in order to bridge the gap created with decreased funding from the state in recent economic downturns and budget crunching. According to Arizona State

Law, a school district may ask for an override of its maintenance and operations budget by as much as 15 percent. FUSD is hoping for 12 percent. When voters approve overrides, they are basically allowing the schools to use those extra funds specifically for educational programs, teacher salaries and other activities that take place inside the classroom. If approved, the override would last for approximately seven years, and would cost taxpayers approximately $1.96 per average $100,000

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of assessed value. If voters do not approve the override, class sizes will most likely increase, electives and special programs will be cut, and staffing in areas such as health, libraries and security will be also be impacted. In an area that is still experiencing high population growth, local school districts continue to feeling the squeeze as the numbers of students increase, yet funds for schools decrease. Overrides are an important part of a districts’ ability to secure additional funding. If overrides are not approved, usually electives, or classes not required for a child’s education, but yet impart huge benefits to the child, are the first to be cut. These types of classes include art, music, band, orchestra, choir, and physical education. FUSD may also consider asking for a bond this fall as well. Bonds are used for the acquisition of vehicles and the construction of schools while overrides are used to fund programs in classrooms and pay staff. Teachers in the Florence District have not had a raise in over four years. This gap leaves an open door for teachers to seek higher paying jobs in the Maricopa County school system. Currently the school district has about 8000 students attending 12 schools. FUSD covers approximately 925 square miles and is larger than the state of Rhode Island. According to FUSD, there are dedicated teachers who do stay, regardless of pay freezes because they believe in the district and they believe in the kids they are teaching. But as times get tougher, more teachers are forced to go elsewhere Override, Page 9

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Dear Readers: Over the past week or so, the Southeast Valley Ledger has received letters to the editor from some of our younger readers. We wanted to share these letters as they were sent to us. So rather than retype the letters into our standard format, we thought you’d enjoy reading them as they were actually written, in the children’s handwriting.

As best we can tell they are from a Scout Troop in San Tan Valley-Queen Creek. Thank you for sending them to us. If you know more about these letters, we’d love to hear from you. Please email /s/ Jennifer Carnes Southeast Valley Ledger Managing Editor




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Bug Bonanza! - San Tan Mountain Regional Park Join us on a bug adventure in the desert! First we will start off with a presentation on different types of bugs that live in the desert and then we will get up close and personal with some special friends brought to us by bug experts from ASU. Next, we will try our luck finding creepy crawlers around the trails. This is a hit with the kids and you will be surprised how much you will enjoy it too! Bring flashlights, nets if you have them and go easy on the bug spray!! Bug guides will be on hand. Meet at the Nature Center. For more information contact (480) 655-5554. Learn Your Lizards Guided WalkBoyce Thompson Arboretum Casa Grande naturalist and outdoor educator 'Wild Man Phil' Rakoci is our special guest tour guide for this Saturday guided outing for kids -- and all who enjoy Arizona's most common, colorful and charismatic little reptiles. Learn more and connect with Wild Man Phil on Facebook. Lizards walks continue August 10 on a special Saturday when Phil will be joined by Arizona Game And Fish Department reptile researcher Abi King.Tour start time is 8:30 a.m. for the September walk; that's the month Arboretum daily hours return to the Fall-Winter schedule of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. See photos and read more about Lizard Walks lizardwalk.html



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Perseids Meteor Shower Viewing San Tan Mountain Regional Park It’s the biggest meteor shower of the year and San Tan wants you to keep your eyes on the skies. Bring your blankets and chairs and look up at a beautiful night sky surrounded by the wonderful sights and sounds of the Sonoran Desert. Enjoy an exciting talk as Ranger Adam points you around the universe and tells you the stories of the stars. This event is from 9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. For more information contact (480) 655-5554.


CaZBA Seventh Annual Butterfly Count Central Arizona Butterfly Association's Dave Powell invites you to help with this annual butterfly census; the Arboretum opens at 8:00 a.m. from September-through-April, and this annual tally begins at 8:30AM sharp, so please arrive as soon after Eight O'Clock as possible so we can divide into teams. Our total count circle has a 15 mile diameter, covering the same appromximate region as the Christmas Bird Count: a one-day census of all butterflies sighted within that circle. For lunch we will get together in a local restaurant in Superior (or you can bring your own), and we will exchange findings & information. 79 species of butterflies appear on the Arboretum's checklist, while the record for most species observed in a single day is 44 by Marceline VandeWater during the same count 3 years ago! Xami Hairstreak is one of specialties that has been found in the past at the BTA. Starts at 8:30 a.m. Read more and connect with

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By Alison Stanton Southeast Valley Ledger Fifteen years ago, the Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA) opened its doors in Apache Junction. Since then the CAAFA, which is the only non-profit domestic abuse service provider in Northern Pinal County, has helped many victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. “The CAAFA was founded by a group of concerned citizens who saw that there were no services in the area for people who are dealing with domestic violence,” said executive director Elizabeth Ditlevson Garman. “It started out first as a crisis line and then began to offer support groups and now the CAAFA also offers a domestic violence shelter.” In addition to providing

one-on-one support for victims of domestic violence, Garman said the CAAFA also helps to facilitate youth violence prevention programs in schools throughout Northern Pinal County and far Eastern Maricopa County, including the SanTan Valley. Garman said although the CAAFA works primarily with women who have been affected by domestic violence and/or sexual assault, men who are victims are also welcome to contact the non-profit organization for help. “We can arrange to put men up in an emergency hotel and then into a shelter that will take male victims,” she said. In addition to providing shelter services, Garman said the CAAFA also offers legal advocacy services from experts who help victims navigate the oftenconfusing legal system.

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“They can help people with orders of protection, and information about custody and divorce,” she said, adding that going to court can often make victims of domestic violence feel intimidated or overwhelmed. “They work to help the victims understand all of this.” Not everyone who comes to CAAFA for help is necessarily ready to leave their abuser, Garman noted. In those situations, they may choose to only get one-on-one support. “People want the abuse to end, but not necessarily the relationship. To take the step to say that domestic violence or sexual assault has happened is scary,” she said. “They need to get to the point where they feel ready to leave, and we will support them until they are. “ Garman said she and other staff members at

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Certified Negotiation Expert CAAFA definitely see a demand and need for their services. Although it’s hard to see how many people need their help, Garman said watching people overcome the impact of domestic violence is incredibly satisfying. “That’s why we do the work we do, providing a safe place for people,” she said, adding that she often sees tangible positive changes in people over time. “The way they carry themselves, and the way that they talk and their goals can all change.”

Garman recalls a mother of five who arrived at the shelter feeling scared and lacking self-confidence. “She told me, ‘before I came here, I never wanted anything and I never thought I could do or be anything, but now I know I can.’ It’s a privilege to be able to help people like her.” To make a financial donation or donate needed items like diapers, toiletry products or toilet paper, please call 480-982-0205. For more information about the CAAFA, visit

Domestic Violence Statistics According to information from the CAAFA website: • A woman is abused every 9 seconds. • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury for women ages 15-44. • 30-45% of teen dating relationships are violent. • Over 50% of all female homicides are related to domestic violence.

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Talented volleyball player is working to become elite By Andrew Luberda Southeast Valley Ledger Local teenager Ashlyn Wheeler is a very talented volleyball player, but talented is not good enough for her. Ashlyn, a freshman at Perry High School, wants to become an even better player in the sport she says she loves. Given her quick ascension so far, there’s little doubt she will become an elite level player. Before returning to Arizona in December 2012, Ashlyn lived in Colorado with her mom and dad, Evelyn and Chad. It was in Colorado where Ashlyn, at age 11, began playing competitive volleyball. She started by playing in a recreation league with a friend. She says that’s when she fell in love with volleyball. “I’ve always kind of wanted to play a little bit but I never really got into (it) until we moved to Colorado,” Ashlyn said. “There’s not just one specific thing that I love about the sport, I just do,” Ashlyn responded when asked what she loves about playing volleyball. According to her parents, it was evident that Ashlyn was a gifted player. She played for her middle school team and when their season ended Ashlyn wanted to continue playing. Her parents searched for and found a club league team for Ashlyn to play for. By this time, Ashlyn was playing volleyball almost year round while continuing to improve her skills and

ability. She was named cocaptain on the last club team she played for in Colorado. When the Wheeler family returned to Arizona, they were unsuccessful in finding a club team for Ashlyn to join. As a result, her parents came up with an idea to hopefully bring attention to Ashlyn’s volleyball skills. The Wheeler’s own a website design company – Web Designs Your Way. They created http://ashlynwheeler. com, a site that includes statistics, photos, and video of Ashlyn’s volleyball career. They believed if local club coaches and teams saw Ashlyn’s volleyball skills they would be inclined to invite her to tryout for their team. Their idea worked as Ashlyn became a member of an Aspire Club team, 16 Regional, as a 13 year old. Most of her teammates on the team are at least one or two years older. At 5’9”, Ashlyn is a setter, middle, and right side on her team. While Ashlyn can play other positions, her height makes her a natural hitter. Her mother says her ability to play other positions will benefit her later, “Versatility is what is going to help her go further because she can play all of the other positions.” Ashlyn feels there are areas of her game she can improve on. Becoming a better passer is one those areas. Like most athletes who want to improve, Ashlyn is willing to put in the extra time. She is currently taking

private lessons with her coach, Shasta Millhollin. Ashlyn credits coach Millhollin with increasing her confidence and improving all of her volleyball skills. “She’s done very well at getting better (playing volleyball),” her father said. “To the point that she’s good – she’s really good.” One area of Ashlyn’s game that may not need improvement is her serve. In Colorado, she played in a game in which she had

21 consecutive winning serves. Her mother, Evelyn, remembered the game vividly, “(The other team) couldn’t touch her serve.” Ashlyn plans to tryout for the Perry HS volleyball team in August. She has spent the summer working with her private coach, participating in open-gym games at Perry, and even helped as instructor for a youth volleyball camp for 5 – 8 year-old children. Despite all her success so Ashlyn, Page 9 Photos courtesy Chad Wheeler, Web Designs Your Way.

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QC Ladycats repeat as World Series Champions By Andrew Luberda Southeast Valley Ledger The Queen Creek Ladycats’ club softball team won the 18U 2013 Triple Crown Sports World Series in Park City, UT. They won the Championship game, 2 – 0. The team won the same title last year as a 17U team. Most of the members on the Ladycats have been with the team since the age of 10 or 11. The team is made up of players who attend(ed) either Queen Creek High School or Basha High School. The familiarity and longevity with each other, including head coach Stephanie Mejia, contributes to the success of the team. “We’ve been together for six-plus years,” team manager Patti Maher said. “Stephanie is a phenomenal coach. She’s been offered a job by several colleges, she’s still our head coach, and she doesn’t just sit on a bucket. She’s out there showing – by example – the girls how to play the game.” According to team manger Pattie Maher, the World Series tournament consisted of approximately 70 teams, including teams from California, Washington, Florida, and Texas. Even though they competed as an 18U team, the Ladycats were usually much younger than their competition. The team the Ladycats defeated in the championship game was comprised of players who all earned college scholarships.

The Ladycats have their fair share of scholarship players on their roster as well. They count five players on their roster who have earned college scholarships. Although they may have been considered underdogs in Park City, their roster is full of talented players. Many of the Ladycats earned AIA recognition as all-section and/or all-division honors for their respective high school teams. Besides their obvious talent, the Ladycats have one more attribute that most successful teams possess: HEART. “Every single one of those girls has a heart like you wouldn’t believe,” Patti Maher said. “And they get it from Stephanie.” No one associated with team would argue that point, including the head coach herself. “These girls work their butts off,” head coach Stephanie Mejia said. “They work hard, they have a lot of heart, and that’s basically what this team is – just heart.” The players on the team enjoy playing with each other, being together on the road and coming out on top when others count them out. “We’re like a family – we’re all sisters,” Courtney Spurlock said about the Ladycats. Courtney also said the players on the team are focused on their academic studies when they go out of town for a tournament, “We ask the teachers for our school work and we take it with us and just do it (when they are

Queen Creek Ladycats are the World Series Champs. Photo courtesy of Gail Merrell. on the road).” “It’s awesome,” Hailey Maher said about being the underdog. “Especially being the underdog, it just wants to make us prove everyone wrong and we go out there and do it.” “The fact that we won back-to-back World

Series titles and are the first team to do it is a big accomplishment,” Madi Merrell said. “(Being able) to do it together is special because this whole team – we are best friends. We’ve been best friends since this team started playing softball.” Softball, Page 9

Bulldogs’ Beal headed to Univ. of North Dakota By Andrew Luberda Southeast Valley Ledger Queen Creek High School baseball player Chase Beal has verbally committed to the University of North Dakota in Grand Fork, ND. Beal, a senior, also attracted the attention of some other unnamed schools. Bulldogs’ head coach Mike Campbell expects Chase to achieve great success at the next level and beyond. “Chase has a major league body,” Campbell said. “With his size (6’6” 215 LBS) he can throw downhill and challenge hitters.”

Campbell also spoke about Beal’s competitive nature and his unwillingness to give in when he’s on the mound and he doesn’t have his best stuff. “He still gives you a chance to win,” Campbell said. “He’s very competitive. He’s like that on the field and in the weight room.” Chase said the coaches at UND have spoken to him about being a No. 1 or No. 2 starter to open series’ against the opponent. It’s that type of opportunity Chase wanted and the reason he’s looking forward to attending UND. “Not having to redshirt

my freshman year and being able to get that live game experience that other schools wouldn’t give me during my freshman year,” Beal said in explaining the reason for his decision to choose UND. Chase has spent the summer playing on an Arizona Diamondbacks summer team. He said he was able to reach 90 mph on his fastball but knows there are ways to improve. The scouts around the summer team told him if he could improve the use of his lower body and get stronger he could be throwing in the mid 90’s. Chase is the second QC baseball player to earn

a scholarship in the past two weeks. (Marcus Still recently gave his verbal commitment to Loyola Marymount University.) Like his teammate, Chase was a multi-sport athlete at Queen Creek and was a member of the 2012 State Championship football team. He said it was a difficult decision not to play football this year, but he knows his future is in baseball and felt it was necessary to dedicate all of his time to becoming a better baseball player. Beal will more than likely be selected in next June’s MLB draft. He has an idea of how he’ll respond when he gets the

call. “I’ve actually thought long and hard about that,” Beal said. “It doesn’t matter as far as which round I’m selected, it’s about a certain amount of money.” It was clear Chase did think about the subject and included paying for college, the average career of a baseball player, and having a certain amount saved in calculating the amount he feels would be required to sign a major league contract. For now Chase said he is looking forward to his senior season and has lofty expectations for the team in 2014.

Chase Beal on the mound for QC. (Andrew Luberda photo)

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Continued from Page 6 far, Ashlyn remains modest when speaking about her potential at Perry. She says it’s her goal to make the varsity team when tryouts commence but knows there will be a lot of competition. She is anxious to compete and show the Perry coaches she can be a key contributor in their volleyball program. Ashlyn has lofty goals, including a career as an Astronomer, and plans to use volleyball to achieve them. “I would hope to be valedictorian, or at least, graduate with honors from high school,” Ashlyn said. “Then I want to go to college on a volleyball scholarship or an academic scholarship, but hopefully a volleyball scholarship.” Ashlyn says she would love the opportunity to compete internationally at the Olympics but only after she finishes college and starts her career. Evelyn and Chad Wheeler helped their daughter achieve some of her dreams and want to help other student-athletes achieve theirs. “The whole idea of us creating recruiting websites for student-athletes came (as a result) of what it did for Ashlyn when we moved from Colorado – we couldn’t get anyone to respond to us,” Evelyn said. “Then we setup the website and all of a sudden (we began receiving return phone calls).” “We truly want to help kids,” Evelyn said about their company’s development of personalized recruiting websites. “We know how many families are struggling right now (to pay for college). Anyway we can help – help the kids – because every child deserves any opportunity to go to college playing a sport they love.” For more information on personalized recruiting websites, please visit:

Override Continued from Page 2 because they can no longer survive continuing pay freezes. Dr. Amy Fuller, superintendent of FUSD, stated, “Our district needs over 600 highly qualified teachers to educate over 8,000 students. We lost some of our teachers due to losing the override two years ago. Last year, we had to let go of half our elective teachers at each site. We lost other teachers too because we aren’t able to offer competitive salaries, with salaries that had been frozen for four years. We have some of the best teachers I’ve seen

Softball Continued from Page 7 The Ladycats are Allie Hancock, Brooke Breland, Sarah Flores, Lynea Klemmedson, Courtney Spurlock, Hailey Maher, Hailee Siroky, Madi Merrell, Briielle Breland, Ryland Estrada, and Taylor Clark.

Southeast Valley Ledger Page 9 in my entire career, and I challenge our students.” hate to lose them because we When asked why voters can’t pay them competitive should approve the salaries.” override, Dr. Fuller added, Fuller went on to state “Our students rise to high that FUSD administration expectations. We are and directors salaries were committed to their success, also frozen along with the but all great programs cost teachers. money. All resources we According to John Schreur, have are expensive, yet director of construction they benefit our students and public relations for the tremendously.” school district, “FUSD is one In addition, Fuller hopes of the largest school districts that voters recognize the in the state. The educational need for quality education programs that we offer kids for their children and what are also some of the best. If an impact a good education the override is not passed, will make in the lives of we will definitely have to cut students 10, 20 and 30 years what we are offering at the from now. “We have an outstanding schools, including the high program that prepares our school computer programs.” leaders of tomorrow with the Right now, all high school skills they will need in the students in the FUSD future.” receive a laptop which not only increases the breadth of technology education • Local Coupons, students receive, but also dramatically cuts down on • local savings, the costs for text books. • local shopping Fuller continued, “We hope the override passes, so we Scan with your smart phone or go to to print coupon from these businesses: can continue our journey to excellence and to serve all students accordingly. The 1758 W. Hunt Hwy, consequences of the override San Tan Valley not passing would be cutting more electives, higher fees, 480-888-1636 and fewer programs to


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The Bubbly Hostess makes Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls By Heather Sneed The Bubbly Hostess Special to the Ledger Welcome back! As I have shared in prior columns, the hubby and I play in a monthly couples Euchre group. Don’t know what Euchre is? It’s a card game (pronounced u-ker) from the Midwest…. and it’s a lot of fun! I started our couples Euchre group seven years ago – in July to be exact. I was one month away from delivering our first child. The group has changed over the years, but we still play just about every month. We rotate through the couples to host each time, but everyone is responsible for bringing an appetizer to share. This year, I have made something “buffalo style” for each Euchre we have attended and the hubby and I have only missed a couple. Only one Euchre player has called

me out on it so far - one of the guys even! I really wanted to see if anyone would notice. I suppose if they read this column, then they’ll definitely be on to me! For July Euchre, I made Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls. They were delicious! To the serving platter I added celery, carrots and of course some blue cheese and ranch dressing. I will post this recipe to my blog in a couple of weeks as well and include details on how to best prep this for a party as well as other optional ingredients to add. Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls Serves 8-12 as an appetizer 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken 1 package egg roll wrappers ¼ cup thinly sliced celery ¼ cup thinly sliced carrot ½ to ¾ cup Frank’s Hot Buffalo Sauce Non-stick cooking spray

Blue Cheese and Ranch dressings (to serve) Carrots and celery sticks (to serve) Sliced scallions (to garnish) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine chicken, sliced celery, sliced carrot, and buffalo sauce in a bowl. Mix until well combined. If you like your food a little bit more “saucey” then add more sauce. Place one of the egg roll wrappers down at a diagonal. Add about one tablespoon of the chicken mixture to the middle of the wrapper. Fold the bottom of the wrapper up, tucking it under the chicken and fold the sides in over the chicken. Roll the rest of the way up. Repeat until you have no chicken mixture remaining. You will have extra egg roll wrappers, so save those in a zip top bag in the refrigerator for another use. Spray a baking sheet with

Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls. Photo courtesy the Bubbly Hostess. the non-stick cooking spray and place spring rolls on top. Bake 15 minutes or so until golden brown. Garnish with scallions and serve with dressings and carrots/celery. You’ll want to give this

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Dr. Jason Lake’s foot and ankle fellowship training prepared him to treat complex foot and ankle disorders, including but not limited to deformity, arthritis, sports and cartilage injuries, and traumatic injuries. He is committed to his continuing education in order to deliver the best patient care possible. Though an orthopedic surgeon, he believes that operative treatment is only appropriate after conservative measures have failed. A lifetime of academic success, including summa cum laude distinctions upon graduation from the University of Arizona, preceded Dr. Lake’s induction to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society at the University of Arizona School of Medicine. Dr. Lake chose to complete residency in orthopedic surgery at the highly renowned Campbell Clinic because of its deep roots and tradition in the field of orthopedics. He was elected Chief Resident during his training at Campbell Clinic. He then completed a foot and ankle fellowship at the internationally respected Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Lake also provides foot and ankle care for the Arizona Rattlers.


“My feet didn’t used to look like this” Common Foot and Ankle Deformities and Their Management Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Jason Lake, M.D. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mercy Gilbert Medical Center McAuley Auditorium, third floor 3420 S. Mercy Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297 RSVP to ResourceLink at (480) 728-5414

The following will be discussed: • Fallen Arches • Bunions • Hammertoes • Swelling • Arthritis


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