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“Almost all the news, part of the time.” Volume 1, Number 5

September 2011

Oracle Woman Goes Hollywood


Also In This Issue:

Oracle School Bond Election Debated, See Stories, Pages 8 & 9

How Did Mt. Lemmon Get Its Name and What’s With the Frog? See Story, Page 4

See Story & Photos, Pages 10 & 11

Fun & Games Check Out the ‘Tickle Your Funny Bone’ & Crossword Puzzle on Page 13

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Letter to the Editor: Oracle Community Center open to entire Tri-Community Editor, Oracle Towne Crier: As many of your readers have noticed, the sign in front of the Oracle Community Center (OCC) has changed.  It now reflects 

our true goal and mission statement. The center is here to serve the entire community, including San Manuel, Mammoth and beyond. The OCC is also here to serve

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all the residents and not a just a small segment. The new Board assumed duties in April of this year and we are slowly getting things oriented to be inclusive. Some of the things we are looking at, and have already implemented, are Family Potlucks, Family Movie Nights and Teen Dances. We have many activities in place and will be expanding those based on demand. The OCC is not spon-

sored by any organization public or private and therefore is totally dependent upon the community for our survival and operation. Our income is generated from memberships, hall rentals and donations both time and monetary. Without our volunteer corps, we would be hard-pressed to stay open. From these sources of income, we pay the necessities such as water, gas, phone, electricity, trash disposal, mainte-

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nance and upkeep. Please do not misinterpret this letter. It is not a plea for funds or membership. All I am asking is that folks from the TriCommunity come by for a visit and check us out. Once again we are here to

serve all the residents of the Tri-Community. Thank you for your time, and thanks to the TriCommunity for your past support. Hope to see all of you soon. /s/ Carl Riggs President OCC

Oracle man arrested after opening fire on EMTs A 59 year old Oracle man surrendered to Pinal County Sheriff’s Office  SWAT members after negotiators were able to convince the man to leave the home he was barricaded inside. According to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office,  EMTs from the Oracle Fire Department responded to a home in the 2200 block of West Ivan Street in Oracle on Wednesday, Sept. 7, after a woman called to report her husband had

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overmedicated himself with prescription drugs. As the Oracle Firefighters/ EMTs arrived on scene, the patient, identified as  James Evans, 59, became agitated, proceeded outside and fired a .223 caliber  rifle approximately 11  times into the air. Evan’s wife attempted to take the weapon from her husband but was unsuccessful. Both then went back into the home. PCSO deputies responded as the EMS crew evacuated. Evan’s wife left the home unharmed and informed deputies that Evans would not come out and was heavily armed. Evans refused to speak with law enforcement for approximately two hours, but a SWAT crisis negotiator was eventually able to make contact with Evans and convinced him to surrender peacefully at 7 p.m. No one was injured during the incident. See Shooting, Page 3

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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. Aug. 5 James Bryant Nading, 35, Oracle, was arrested in the 1800 block  of American Avenue, Oracle, and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI)  and failure to stop when commanded by police. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail in Florence. Aug. 6 Theft of a propane tank was reported in the 3000 block of West Highway 77, Oracle.

Aug. 6 Theft was reported in the 1000 block  of North Rancho Robles Road, Oracle. Aug. 7 Phoenix Emanuel Dean Gonzales, 22, Oracle, was arrested in the 1000 block of East  American Avenue, Oracle, and charged with assault. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail. Aug. 10 Criminal

damage was reported in the 2600 block of West El Paseo, Oracle. Aug. 11 Criminal damage was reported in the 1000 block of East  American Avenue, Oracle. A building was tagged with grafitti. Aug. 11 Theft of a gun was reported in the 600 block of West La Mariposa, Oracle. Aug. 12 A mountain lion


weapon. Larry Southard, Battalion Chief at the Oracle Fire Department, said he was very proud of the firefighters involved in the  incident. “I met up with our on duty crew about two minutes after the shots were fired,” he said. “They  were visibly shaken up, but they handled the situation very professionally and they acted in a manner that was consistent with their training.”

Continued from Page 2 Once inside the home, PCSO verified that Evans  had a large stock of weapons and ammunition. Evans was taken to a nearby hospital where he was evaluated and properly medicated. He was booked into the Pinal County Jail in Florence on charges of discharging a firearm within city limits  and domestic violencedisorderly conduct with a has changed! Subscribe today for just $2 per month for full access to stories and photos from throughout the Copper Corridor! Remember to update your bookmark!

was spotted in the 1000  block of West Neal Street, Oracle. Aug. 12 Theft of copper wire was reported in the 1600 block of East  American Avenue, Oracle. Aug. 12 A dog bite was reported in the 1300 block  of East Aldwinkle Place,

Oracle. Aug. 12 Christopher Lee Curry, 23, Tucson, was arrested in the area of Mt. Lemmon Highway and Timberline, Oracle, on a warrant for failure to appear. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail

in Florence. Aug. 13 Pinal County Sheriff’s Dispatch received an automated “home alone” call from a  resident in the 400 block of North Oakcliffe Court, Oracle, which said, “By See Sheriff, Page 7

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By Gary Every You know which one is Mt. Lemmon? It is the tallest mountain in the Santa Catalinas, the mountains which hover over the towns of Tucson, Catalina and Oracle. The Santa Catalina Mountains were named by Father Kino the ubiquitous exploring friar of the 1700s.  Father  Kino wrote in his journals that he camped at a place called Santa Catalina de Cuitabagu. Cuitabagu was an Apache word which meant “spring where the

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mesquite beans grow.” The Tohono O’odham have a long history of living in the shadows of these mountains they called Babad Duag or Frog Mountains. The O’odham named the mountains after the canyon tree frogs who adorn the granite canyon filled with waterfalls and  deep pools. Anybody who has gone swimming in the deep pools can attest to the wonderful camouflage the  gray color of the tree frogs provides as they blend in so well with the rocks and boulders that one frequently does not notice the canyon tree frogs until one almost sits on them and they jump. Most people refer to the entire mountain range by the name of the highest peak, Mt. Lemmon, but many do not know how it got that name. John Lemmon was a Civil War vet who had survived the horrors of Andersonville Prison. Sarah Jane Plummer wed John Lemmon. This was an exciting period in world history, when news of scientific explorers such as  Captain Cook and Alexander Von Humboldt were sailing the world, returning with information of exotic lands, new species of plants, and amazing animals never

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This is one of the frogs for which the Tohono O’odham named the Catalinas. (Submitted photo) imagined before. Inspired by this age of exploration, John and Sarah decided to take a scientific  honeymoon. The two of them arrived in Arizona on a “botanical wedding trip”.  Common wisdom  held that the Santa Catalinas had never been climbed. As the newlyweds and their guide, began what they thought was the first ascent  of the mountain, the excited husband stopped suddenly at what is now called Dan’s Saddle. Lemmon grabbed a pine tree branch and shouted out “All hats off!”. He had just discovered

a new plant species, the “Pinus Arizonica”. Next they  would name a new species of squirrel. Champagne corks were popped once again. Later it would turn out not to be a new species after all. Once they had reached the top of the highest peak in the Santa Catalinas, believing they were the first  to climb the mountain, their guide carved their initials into a tall tree to signify their feat. They soon found burro tracks which led to a small hunter’s cabin. The two half starved trappers said they were not the first either that  there had been others on top of the mountain before them. The men looked around and decided that surely Sarah was the first woman  to climb the mountain peak, something which may or may not be true, but regardless Mt. Lemmon is named after Sarah Jane Plummer Lemmon. For more than a century, Mt. Lemmon was the only mountain in the world named after a female explorer. East of Wilcox two round mounds are listed on the maps as the Mae West Peaks but they may wear that name for a different reason. In the 1980s, another female  explorer was honored with a mountain peak label when the government of Kenya named a mountain after Jane Goodall, a worthy tribute to an amazing pioneer.

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Generous donors give plenty to help schools

Thank you all for your donations to the School Supplies Drive sponsored by Family First Pregnancy Care Center. Both Sierra Oaks Community School and Mountain Vista School received a box worth $150 of school supplies. (Submitted photos)

Diaper Bag: Fun happenings at the Family First Pregnancy Care Center Well, it stills feels like summer, but the children are back in school. Here at the center, our regular schedule of activities continues at the same times. Story Time for moms and tots is every Wednesday from 10-11  a.m.; our Earn While You Learn program here in Oracle is on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Material assistance is always available by taking a class. September will be a busy month for collecting donations for our annual Chuckwagon Roundup. We are looking for donations of gift certificates, art  work, jewelry, services, etc., to use for our silent and live auctions. Donations can be made

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Gut Feeling By Skylar Kahn Almost anyone has it. Some make use of it, others chose not to. It is called intuition, gut feeling or sixth sense. To quote Dr. Benjamin Spock: “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” Many individuals experience instantaneous positive or negative feelings when meeting a stranger or when listening to a new suggestion. This so-called gut feeling encompasses all there is to know. No need for further inquiries or analyses. Trust it and it will take you where you belong, where your vibrations blend with another’s compatible vibrations that create a new unity, like cells combining and then splitting into different forms again. And so the continuum is preserved, not stagnant, but vibrantly recreating itself into higher new aspects of its former self. In this modern world, gut feeling is often responsible for major decision making of larger magnitude when the mind

simply cannot cope with all the available data that is often contradictory and confusing. Instinct can be a life saver in situations where there is a language barrier or where communication is forbidden or lost. It can let you know whom to trust and whom not to—opening doors that would otherwise remain closed. If gut feeling is coupled with naiveté, it can place the individual in awkward or unsafe situations. But

it may also bring the individual to heights never imagined possible or hoped to attain. Gut feeling stems from our evolutionary forerunners where instinct directed life-and-death decisions prior to modern times where scholastic mind development overrules and thereby questions and dismisses these very basic inherited instincts. See Handwriting, Page 7

Check It Out: Oracle Library asks how many ways can you ‘read’ a book? By Suzan Austin Books today come in many forms other than those with printed paper pages. Electronic books are complete versions you can download in less than a minute. The electronic book (also called e-book, eReader, digital book) has adjustable fonts, meaning you can make the print larger or smaller to suit your eyes. Don’t have an electronic reader? Check out our library’s Large Print Collection; we have many new titles. And don’t forget audio books. These CDs are great not only for auto trips but also during a relaxing soak in the tub or an hour on the front porch or patio.

Here are just a few of our newest titles in large print and audio books. • Large Print:  My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares, Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult, Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner. • Audio Books: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barberry, The Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair, Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks, Freedom’s Stand by Jeannette Windle, Here’s good news if you’re thinking of getting an e-reader but worry about the cost of downloading books. There are many sites where you can download free e-books. Go to See Library, Page 12

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in problem solving, but allows for sudden fl ashes  of insight. In the illustration at left we can detect the following: Always make shows a break between l and w, and y and s. Ambitious goals, plan carefully, is another excellent example of intuitive breaks without sacrifi ce of rhythm and  speed. Themselves shows connectedness in the fi rst  part of the word and two breaks in the second half. Abbreviates has fi ve  breaks within an 11 letter  word. Whether an individual follows through on their insights depends on other factors such as whether they have the trait of decisiveness or indecisiveness. Many times you have heard people

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Continued from Page 3 golly I need help.” Aug. 13 Theft was reported in the 1700 block  of West Oracle Ranch Road, Oracle. Aug. 13 Webb Road was reported washed out somewhere between San Manuel and Oracle. Pinal County Public Works was notifi ed. Aug. 14 An accident with injuries was reported in the area of North Rockliffe Boulevard and West Oracle Ranch Road, Oracle. The accident involved a quad and the victim was a juvenile male, 14. Aug. 16 A fi ght was  reported in the 2600 block of West El Paseo, Oracle, and involved two juvenile females. The school was

say “I knew I should do it! But…” If the handwriting shows ambition, will power and stamina, chances are the person is willing to trust the momentary feeling. If the writing is completely connected without any breaks, the writer is given to logical thinking, arriving at conclusions by way of rational mental analysis. This person will make fewer mistakes. The person who favors his gut feeling over rationalization is more empowered because there is no unnecessary expenditure of mental energy or time wasted. There may occasionally be a less than perfect outcome, but a high percentage success rate is favored as it cuts out anguish, saves time and preserves sanity.

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handling the incident but notifi ed the Sheriff’s  Offi ce of the incident. Aug. 16 A driver was cited and released for criminal speed in the area of Chaparral Market and Highway 77, Oracle. The driver was cited for going 90 miles per hour in a 55 MPH zone. Aug. 17 Credit card fraud was reported in the 500 block of North Bonito Drive, Oracle. The victim’s debit card was used in Canada for $1,000.  Aug. 19 Burglary was reported in the 2100 block  of West American Avenue, Oracle. Aug. 19 Assault was reported in the 2100 block  of West American Avenue, Oracle. Aug. 21 Theft of a Kawasaki ATV was

reported in the area of South Willow Springs Road and East Highway 77, Oracle. Aug. 23 A medical emergency was reported at Mountain Vista School in Oracle. A student fell and hit his head on concrete. The child was taken by Southwest Ambulance to University  Medical Center in Tucson. Aug. 26 Ricky Mikulewicz Ponce, 32, Oracle, was arrested in the 2100 block of  Camino Amigo, Oracle, on warrants for driving while under the infl uence  of alcohol (DUI) and  interfering with judicial proceedings. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail in Florence. See Sheriff, Page 15

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Why does the Oracle School District need the bond election approved? Supporters of the Oracle School District #2 bond issue attended the town hall meeting hosted by the Pinal County Citizens for Excellence in Government (PCCEG). The meeting was held on Monday August 29th at the Golder Ranch Fire district training room. Oracle School District Board member Alicia Bristow, Mountain Vista Principal Dennis Blauser and Superintendent Todd Kissick spoke as guests supporting the issue. There were people from Oracle,

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Pinal group hosts town hall meeting over Oracle School District bond issue On Monday, Aug. 29, a town hall meeting was held at the Golder Ranch Fire District in Catalina, hosted by the Pinal County Citizens for Excellence in Government (PCCEG) group. The topic of discussion was the proposed Oracle School District #2 (OSD#2) bond sale which will be on the Nov. 8, 2011 ballot.  There were 77 people in attendance from the areas of SaddleBrooke, Eagle Crest, Oracle Junction and Oracle. Bill Daniels hosted the town hall meeting, welcoming guests and reviewing the agenda for the evening. Ted Kennedy spoke about the mission statement of the PCCEG and some of its recent accomplishments which he said included a reduction in the FY2011/2012  Pinal County budget of approximately $30 million. The budget reduction was due in part to pressure by the PCCEG. He also spoke about the dialogue and meetings with the Oracle School District where he claimed the PCCEG asked the OSD#2 School Governing Board to meet them half way on a compromise but were rebuffed. The Chairman of PCCEG, Fred MacKenzie provided a Powerpoint Presentation with facts and data about the Oracle School District Bond sale. MacKenzie questioned the $13 million bond sale,  asking if it was really needed for the education of our children or is it just a “wish list” of unnecessary  spending to be funded by the taxpayers. “Why does it cost the Oracle School District #2 $11,446 to educate a  student when the average cost per student in Arizona is only $7,609?” 

MacKenzie asked. The PCCEG chairman also asked why is less than 50 percent of the OSD#2 budget going to class instruction versus administration. MacKenzie pointed out on the screen of the slide show presentation a list of items contained in the bond sale that do not directly affect the education of the district’s students. He then asked the question; does Mountain Vista Elementary School really need the following? • $650,000 - relandscaping • $1,000,000 - parking lot • $500,000 -  third softball  fi eld • $600,000 - for another  parking lot • $1,800,000 - new  buildings • $600,000 -  new buses • $350,000 - all weather  track • $400,000 - lights on the  football fi eld • $285,000 – second  basketball court MacKenzie said that if the bond did not pass, there was a plan by the Oracle School District #2 to provide maintenance and required updates to all buildings under the present M & O budget. He went on to say that much of the $13 million bond  sale is for “wants” and not  “needs” and is not directly  related to the education of the children.   In these diffi cult  economic times, he

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Oracle resident launches costuming business;

By John Hernandez Paula Rogers Zovko has been involved in the theater most of her life.

She uses Paula Rogers as her professional name as a costume designer for film  and television.

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Paula started out in commercial photography in Phoenix and became interested in fashion styling. A stylist is someone who selects the clothing to be worn by a model, actress, actor, celebrities, etc., for a photo shoot, television, music video, public appearance or a movie. But there is more work involved for a fashion stylist than just selecting the clothing or costume to be worn. Paula found that out when she decided to pursue styling as a career. She found that she had a talent for design. She then got an offer to do costume designing at Eastern Arizona Junior College in Thatcher, Arizona. She enrolled in the theatre program there with an emphasis on costume design. While there she was the resident costume designer and costume department manager. Paula grew up in Fort Thomas, Arizona. After attending Eastern Arizona College, she went to New Mexico State University  in Las Cruces where she studied costume

On the cover: Paula Rogers on set of To Kill a Memory early this summer. She is pictured with Producer/Actor William Shockley in a period Yuma Territorial Prison costume designed by Paula. (Submitted photo)

design with a minor in history. While attending school she worked as a costumer and assistant designer for “The Gen!”  a costume, masquerade and theatrical rental store.

She also worked as the resident costume designer and costume department manager for Fun City. She moved back to Arizona in 2000.   Upon her return to her 

Actor Luke Massy as the villain ‘Levi Hardin’ on set of To Kill a Memory. Paula Rogers designed the costume. (Submitted photo)

Paula Rogers Zovko home state, she started working at the Greasepaint Youth Theater as resident costume designer. She then worked as Artistic Director and Resident Costume Designer for the Mesa Arts Academy. She got her break when Director and Cinematographer Dave Gil asked her to be the costume designer for a Food City commercial. She has done commercials for AAA, Lipitor, Basha, and General Mills. She most recently costume designed for a SPDR commercial featuring golf professional Camillo Villegas also known as “Spider Man.”  Paula has now been involved in more than

A look behind the scenes of Thriftstore Cowboy, currently in post-production. Oracle resident Paula Rogers served as costumer for the movie. (Submitted photo)

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latest ‘flick’ a period piece, To Kill a Memory 30 film and television  productions. Her credits include: Key Costumer for VH1 100 Best Videos  of All Time featuring Chris Isaack; Costumer for VH1 Behind the  Music with Stevie Nicks; Key Set Costumer for motion picture Seraphim Falls, a western starring Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan; Key Set Costumer for the CBS mini-series western Comanche Moon starring Val Kilmer, Steve Zahn and Karl Urban; The Flock a crime drama with Richard Gere and Claire Danes. Paula has been the Costume Designer for the following productions: Arizona Summer with Lee Majors and Morgan Fairchild; Wild Seven a crime drama with Robert Forster and Richard Roundtree (filmed partly in  Apache Junction and at the state prison in Florence); Sedona the Movie with Frances Fisher; Thriftstore Cowboy with Kix Brooks (of Brooks and Dunn), William Shockley and Barry Corbin; National Geographic Channel’s Henry Hill, Locked Up Abroad; A&E/BBC-Raw  TV’s Impostor; To Kill a Memory a western filmed at Old Tucson to  be released in 2012, cast  includes Kix Brooks, country music artist Randy Houser (song – “Boots On”), Ernie Hudson  (Ghost Busters, The Crow and TV series Desperate Housewives) and Don Swayze (brother of the late Patrick Swayze). “Costume Designer is one of those behind the scenes jobs that most people don’t know about,”  said Paula. “We don’t just dress the actors but we build characters. Paula says that she reads the script first, takes notes  and gets ideas and then makes sketches. “I work in collaboration with the actors and See Costumes, Page 12

The costume lines for the movie, To Kill a Memory, were designed in Paula Rogers’ garage at her Oracle home. (Submitted photo) Actor Don Swayze on set of To Kill a Memory. Paula Rogers designed the costume. (Submitted photo)

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Actor Courtney Gains as the ‘Sheriff Lucas Hurley’ on set of To Kill a Memory. Paula Rogers designed the costume. (Submitted photo)

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malls to find the right  clothing. Paula is the first  Continued from Page 11 woman we have ever directors,” she explained.   heard say that she actually She breaks down the gets tired of shopping for script, determines the clothes. To make clothing number of costume look authentic, especially changes and then figures  westerns, they will out a budget. She will meet sometimes have to rub dirt with the director so she can into the clothes for it to know their vision of the look worn. Measuring for film. She then talks to the  sizes, sewing, dyeing and actors and gets their ideas fixing clothes are part of  about what they feel their the job also. character is like. Paula likes working in “I want to make the actor historical period movies. feel comfortable and happy She loves the activity and so he can go out and do his collaboration between the best,” she said.  director, actors and herself. Paula says she must also She works well under be “flexible and organic”  pressure and likes having when dealing with actors. time constraints, deadlines She has to be “willing to and budgets. She prefers to grow and compromise with work in local productions the actor.”   especially now that her Another big part of the kids are in school. Paula job is finding and buying  said that both of her kids clothing. Historical were on movie sets within period clothing is usually the first few months after  purchased or rented from their births. historical reenactment Paula is proud of her specialty stores. They shop work. She is a member of at thrift shops to shopping the Arizona Production

September 2011 Association, Arizona Film & Media Coalition and International Alliance of Theatrical Stage employees Local 485. She lives in Oracle with her husband Nick and their two children. Nick works for Pinal County. Paula has added another layer to her work as a designer to help facilitate her career. She and a partner, Gina Aller, have created Film Fatales, LLC. Film Fatales is a wardrobe business which provides clothing, costumes and accessories for movies, commercials, television and the theater arts. They rent the clothing/costumes  and also have a large wardrobe truck for rental. Gina Aller has been facilitating designing and wardrobe in movies and commercials for many years. Gina worked as a costumer in the movies Tombstone, Stargate, Fast Five, and 8 Legged Freaks (filmed in Superior). She 


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and Paula have worked in a number of movies together. Over the years Paula and Gina have gathered together so many clothes from the projects they worked in that they bought the large wardrobe truck. Paula also works out of her large garage where she stores her clothing and costumes. Film Fatales has an extensive stock of wardrobe from period style clothing to modern styles. Paula even has an overcoat from 1890 in the  collection. Paula is gearing up for a big launch for Film Fatales. A website is being created. They will use social networking and internet marketing. If you would like more information about Film Fatales, Paula can be reached at 480-223-8630.


Continued from Page 6 and click on News and Events for a list as well as an article “Free eBooks for Your eReader of Choice.” We also have a number of “Playways” for children and adults. Each of these small units is one book; you simply plug your own earphones into the unit and listen. Look too for audiobooks (CDs) for children. More good news! These young readers proudly posted their names this summer on our walls after reading at least five books about  other countries, and each one received a special ice cream award. They are Marisela Arreola, Sally Orgeta, Dionne Ortega, Gabriel Herring, Victor Martinea, Michael Martinea, Coltin Hughey, Wyatt Hughey, Julio Gonazlez, Mikayla Martin, Reagan Martin, Jacob Lovendahl, Amaya Cruz, Britney Johnson, Christopher Johnson, and Jerry and Carlos (whose last names weren’t listed).

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Crossword: TV Families ACROSS 1. Divisions of a family or  clan 6. Threat to illegal aliens 9. Greek goddess of youth, wife of Hercules 13. Whitman’s famous  flower 14. *Homer Simpson’s  exclamation 15. Craze 16. Pleasant odor 17. Spermatozoa counterpart 18. Tear-jerker 19. Treat cruelly 21. *Nora plus 5 kids 23. CD-___ 24. Among 25. Adam’s famous part 28. Often served hot with sushi 30. Relating to skin 35. *The Formans’ son on

“That ‘70s Show” 37. *The Cunninghams had only one on “Happy Days” 39. *Dora the Explorer’s cousin 40. Actress Sofer’s given name 41. “Or else” in music 43. Mountain goat terrain 44. Render harmless 46. Upper layer of earth’s  crust 47. “The Simpsons” palindrome 48. *Ozzie or Harriet 50. *Where Stewie sleeps on “Family Guy” 52. Buddhist doctrine 53. Done before wash? 55. Xanthan ___ 57. *Jim Bob and Michelle plus 19 kids 61. Make one a sir, e.g.

Solution to last month’s puzzles

65. Embryo cradles 66. Pen ___ 68. Slobber 69. Frantic 70. Under the weather 71. Churchill/Roosevelt/ Stalin meeting site 72. Throat-clearing sound 73. Tax helper 74. Sometimes used to describe dragon DOWN 1. Block 2. Irish name of Ireland 3. Walk, as through mud 4. Less wild 5. *Lynette and Tom plus 6 kids 6. America’s choice 7. Thanksgiving time 8. Medieval oboe 9. Beefcake 10. Fourth largest Great  Lake 11. Uncouth person 12. European sea eagles 15. Bowed out, as in cards 20. Idealized image 22. Assistance 24. Plane discomfort 25. *Thomas family friend on “What’s Happening!!” 26. _____ Adler, Sherlock

Holmes’ romantic interest? 27. Twofold 29. Mistletoe tradition 31. Puerto ____ 32. *Fred or Ethel 33. Popular jewelry stone 34. Enter user name and password 36. Lightning McQueen movie 38. The one with pants on fire 42. Done to printer cartridge 45. Artwork of many pieces 49. Neither here ___ there 51. *Al and Peggy plus  kids 54. Gelatin 56. No such thing as this type of victory? 57. Russian governmental agency 58. The Beehive State 59. DNA segment 60. Sinister 61. Singer Fitzgerald 62. Western cord necktie 63. Lesotho money 64. Distinctive elegance 67. One of a range in Europe

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Tickle your funny bone Men who lack female supervision.

On the first day, God created the dog and said, “Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.” The dog said, “That’s a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I’ll give you back the other ten?” So God agreed...... On the second day, God created the monkey and said, “Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I’ll give you a twenty-year life span.” The monkey said, “Monkey tricks for twenty years? That’s a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog did?” And God agreed...... On the third day, God created the cow and said, “You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer’s family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years.” The cow said, “That’s kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I’ll give back the other forty?” And God agreed again...... God created humans and said, “Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I’ll give you twenty years.” But the human said, “Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?” “Okay,” said God. “You asked for it.”

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So that is why for our first twenty years, we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years, we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years, we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years, we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

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Oracle Community Center has some great The Oracle Community Center, in keeping with its mission “to promote and sponsor programs that improve and maintain the health and welfare of the community”, has some  great plans afoot for Fall. On Thursday, Sept. 15, 6 p.m., bring your  family and friends to the Apple Season potluck dinner. Members and non-members alike are welcome and there will be prizes to be had for best apple wearables

and best apple food dish. Can you bake a pie? Neither can I. How about apple slaw, chips, cider, sliced green apples and cream cheese for dessert, apple jewelry or an apple blossom hat? The Washington Apple Commission can help you online surfers find  great recipes at http:// recipes/ The American Red Cross Blood Drive kicks off at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 28, and goes on until 5 p.m.

You are encouraged to donate a pint of blood to save a life. Call June Watterson at 520-230-7280 to make an appointment or just drop by. Volunteers are welcome and needed to greet donors and serve refreshments. Please call Susie Cochran at 896-2935 for more information. Monday, Oct. 24, at 4:30 p.m., the Board of Directors meet, and all are welcome to attend. If there is something you wish to place on the



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agenda contact President Riggs at 520-896-9520. Following the meeting, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., a Halloweenthemed “finger food  supper” membership  potluck is planned, which will feature prizes and adventure. On Wednesdays, beginning again in October, Sewing Bee and Tea will have you sipping and slipping, while keeping you in stitches. Also, an Exchange Challenge is afoot. The date is yet to be determined but the time LAND NOT and IN AD is 8 LISTINGs a.m. – noon the wish is for it to be soon. So, start saving your excellent items to

bring to the exchange. The entrance fee is $5 and three or more nice items to exchange. Silver, leather, crystal, books, paintings, jewelry, lamps, saddles, tables and more are to be expected. This is the second year for this event and it is expected to be even better than the first year. In other news, plans are still under development for both a Youth Movie Night and a Teen Dance in the Fall. To assist with these events, call Shirley Swille at 520954-2722 or Carl Riggs at 896-9520. Also, Deb Breen will return to lead Zumba classes in November.

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Rental agreement changes are in effect. The new charge is now a minimum of four hours being required for $100.  Memberships, however, are still half-price through the rest of this year. Now is a great time to sign up. The Country Style Breakfast brought in $200 and the Oracle Community Center extends a collective thank you to those from the community who attended the event.   The “Susie” garden  has yellow blooms beginning, as the button mums blossom and the petunias start to fade. Drop by and enjoy the pretty petals.

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events planned for fall Of course, there are ongoing activities to attend, as well: such as Monday Canasta from 9 a.m. – noon and Lunch, starting at noon. Bring a dish or a contribution

of $4 for members or $5 for guests. The Bridge Group meets on Tuesdays, from 12:30  – 4 p.m. Refreshments are available. Call Ethel Amator for more


Sept. 1 Assault was reported in the 2600 block of West El Paseo, Oracle. A student was injured by another student with a pencil. The school handled the incident, but requested that a report be made. Sept. 2 Criminal damage/vandalism was  reported at the Mountain Vista School, 2000 block of West El Paseo, Oracle. Sept. 6 Theft of copper wire from a cooling unit was reported in the 2100  block of North Rockliffe Boulevard, Oracle. Sept. 8 Criminal damage was reported in the 2100  block of West American Avenue, Oracle.

Continued from Page 7 Aug. 27 Property damage was reported in the 1100  block of North Hunter Circle, Oracle. Vehicle at the residence was found damaged. Aug. 31 A vehicle’s license plate was reported missing in the 3900 block of West Highway 77, Oracle. Aug. 31 Theft of auto parts was reported in the 1800 block of West  American Avenue, Oracle. Aug. 31 PCSO was called to shut down Old Webb Road due to flash  flooding.

information, at 520896-2197. Or, Game  Day Thursday where the Center is open for card or board games from 9 a.m. – noon and Mah Jongg is played from 1 – 4 p.m. Beginners are  welcome!


Remember, this is the Community Center and you are the community. Don’t be shy! Come in, sign up and take advantage of the free or cheap entertainment and the good company available to you.



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FAX: 896-9580 3835 W. hWY. 77, ORACLE

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Church Directory Assembly of God ORACLE

Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday 7 p.m. Thursday Royal Rangers 5 p.m. Pastor Jack Siddle, Jr. Residence 896-2507

Living Word Chapel 3941 W. Hwy. 77, Oracle 896-2771 • 896-9020

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

Pastor James Ruiz

Oracle Union Church

Oracle Church of Christ

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

Oracle Seventh-Day Adventist Church 2150 Hwy. 77, Oracle

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

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To be included in the monthly church listing, call the Oracle Towne Crier 385-2266.

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A group of homeschoolers got to play ‘Chef for the Day’ at Nonna Maria’s Ristorante. On Aug. 29, the American Heritage Girls got a tour of the restaurant, had a question and answer session with Chef Frank Palazzolo about running a restaurant and then got to make their own pizzas to enjoy. Children in the group came from Oracle and Northwest Tucson. (Angelina Palazzolo photos)

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