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The Matrix. The Market. The Mine.

or the last 46 years, Globe produced some of the most desirable turquoise in the world. It came from the mountain shaped like a woman at rest – Sleeping Beauty. By Jenn Walker It is the kind of turquoise people expect to see when they think of classic 'American turquoise', says Monty Nichols. He owned the lease to the Sleeping Beauty mine for the last 24 years. He also owns the Yellow Hair Trading & Mining Company, as well as True Blue, the mine's gift shop in Globe. To the chagrin of many, Nichols and his crew stopped mining Sleeping Beauty earlier this year. The lease ended in July. The turquoise supply grew scarce, and due to the increasing restrictions of government laws and liabilities, Nichols says he and resources company BHP Billiton are not currently interested in renewing it. “I wasn't comfortable keeping it open,” he says bluntly. “The difficulty of mining in America overwhelmed the mining operation.” This has rippling effects far and wide.

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Looking For a Culinary Adventure? Look No further. San Carlos sous chef brings traditional foods to Apache Gold By Jenn Walker

Did you know the building that sits on the corner of Mesquite and Pine Street dates back to the late 1880’s, and once was the boarding house for miners, politicians and fortune seekers in the area? Today it houses Past Times Antiques and serves as a temporary headquarters for the local Humane Society whose president also owns the shop.

Prior to culinary school, sous chef Tasha June Kenton didn't know how to boil an egg. Eight years later, after graduating from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute, she and Chef Ferrin are pushing the envelope by introducing Apache cuisine and regional edible plants to the kitchen at Apache Gold Casino. Kenton was born and raised on the San Carlos Apache Reservation. Her family taught her how to make some traditional foods, like fry bread, but it is only in the last several months that she has truly dug into her culinary roots. Over the summer, Kenton and Ferrin were asked to prepare a Native American banquet menu for the Arizona Indian Gaming Association. The expectation level was high. Kenton and Ferrin were told to go 'all out' on the courses.

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Apache Gold, Continued on page 18

Walking Map Provides Peek at Past & Present

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Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Schedule of Events General Tour of the Arboretum every day at 11am through April ❁ January – Australia Day ❁ January – Tom Bogan Camera Basics Class ❁ January 27 – Edible and Medicinal Plants Walk ❁ February 2 – History of the Arboretum Walk ❁ February 2 – Australian Plants Tour ❁ February 2, 3, 4 – Painting Classes ❁ February 2, 10, 16, 24 – Guided Bird Walks ❁ February 7 – Bear Aware lecture ❁ February 13-17 – Language of Flowers ❁ February 23 – Geology Tour ❁ February 23, 24, 25 – Painting Classes ❁ March-April Weekend – Wildflower Walks at 11 am ❁ March 9-24 – Spring Plant Sale ❁ March 23 – Welcome Back Buzzards Check out for details about these events.

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There is something Curley's painting appeared on the very intriguing about 2012 Apache Jii San Carlos artist Carrie Day poster. Curley. Perhaps it is the eloquent way she speaks, her voice soft yet strong. Perhaps it is her artistic mystique. Or perhaps it is because this modest artist is a rare find on the Apache reservation, being both female and a painter. And at 24, she is quite accomplished. If you were in Globe earlier this fall, there's a good chance you have seen Curley's work around town. She designed the 2012 Apache Jii Day poster. It is a painting of a beautiful young Apache woman. That's Curley's cousin Maria. In October, Curley had her first art showing at Vida E Caffe in downtown Globe. Globe Miami Times happened to be there, and the place was packed.

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Like any artist's tool, Curley's brush is her voice box. “[To me] creating means freedom to express yourself in any form, any way you want,” Curley says. “I'm trying to do good for my people as an artist,” she continues. “When I pick up my brush it's all there for people to recognize how I feel.” Her message is clear in the painting “Usen, bi chiih'di kii”, which was on display at the October show. The piece is broken up onto four canvases fitted together. It depicts the train ride that took the Apaches to Fort Sill when they were captured in 1886. From the steam of the train arises words like “warriors”, “prayers”, and “sickness”. “It just came to my head that I show this to the people, that this needs to be recognized,” she recalls. “It had a lot of meaning to me in my heart to get that out there on canvas, the whole finished product. I cried after I was done.” “I hope that people do remember that, the hardship that our ancestors went through, and how they were treated,” she adds. “Not all history is beautiful, but it's history.”

Above all, her greatest inspiration is her culture. The songs, the feathers, the beads, the clothing, the hair, the dancing – all of it. Her cousin's Sunrise Dance, or coming of age ceremony, inspired her piece “Womanhood”, which she made last year. Apache women are often the focus of Curley's work, dancing at ceremonies, or wearing their traditional camp dresses. “Apache women don't really seem to get recognized out there, I guess, as fierce, as warriors,” she says. “But there are female warriors out there in the world, I'm sure there is one in every culture. For us it was Lozen.” Lozen was a female Apache warrior who fought alongside Geronimo against the Mexicans and Americans in the Apache wars. She took on duties typically done by men, i.e. firing guns and riding horses. “It inspires me a lot... the warriors that we are,” she continues. “And I try to embrace that in art too, being as that I am a female, and I try to show other young ladies to hold that spirit and be fierce.” Her pieces “Carriers of Life” and “Journey of the Women”, which were shown with her other work at Vide E earlier this year, will be shown again in February at the Ziindi Vol. 1.2 opening art show, an all-female indigenous artist exhibition at the Navajo Nation Museum. Curley is still new to displaying her work publicly, and she was not expecting to participate. Artist, Continued on page 5


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e are kicking the New Year off with our biggest edition yet and introducing several new features we think readers will love. Look for our four page spreads on Globe Unified School District (pp23-26) and Apache Gold Casino (pp17-20). We have partnered with them to bring readers our special brand of feature stories, photos and event coverage which help to connect and engage our readers with what they do every day. Our cover story featuring San Carlos sous chef (pp1), Tasha June Kenton is a good place to start. She and Chef Matt Ferrin are bringing traditional Apache foods to the menu this year and drawing on recipes from Kenton’s grandmother. And an interview with Linda Michel, Gaming Director will fill you in on what’s new on the gaming floor each quarter. And yes, they are bringing back live poker! After meeting new superintendent Jerry Jennex last Fall, it is apparent Globe has found a seasoned educator and administrator with the heart and stamina to work on improving The System; but the challenges are many, as are the opportunities. The subject of education is not something that can be communicated in sound bites. Writer Jenn Walker interviews two seasoned educators for her piece on “The Challenges of Public Schools in the 21st Century” to layout the ground game facing our teachers, kids and parents today. And it turns out we as individuals and as a community can help. (pp23) The piece on Sleeping Beauty Turquoise (pp1) and the decision to close the mine after nearly forty years is a subject close to the hearts of many. As are all Arizona turquoise mines, this one began as a large open pit copper mine in which turquoise deposits were leased from the copper company itself. Closing an operation is an economic decision which factors in the value of copper and the cost of insurance that copper companies have to pay in order to let the mineral miners work in the mine. The Sleeping Beauty mine, which began in the ‘70s, grew into one of the large turquoise mining operations in the U.S. and produced some of the finest turquoise in the world. The mine’s operator, Monty Nichols weighs in on the mine, the matrix and the market.

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Contibuting Writers LCGross Jim Lindstrom Darin Lowery Jenn Walker Kim Stone Contibuting Photography Boyce Thompson Arboretum Staff Linda Gross Darin Lowery Jenn Walker




Bringing Globe-Miami to You

A few closing items before I invite you to sit down to a long, leisurely read. There are now several opportunities to “extend the conversation” from the printed word to our facebook page throughout the new edition. We will be launching a new ‘History of Law and Order” series, and a new photo contest on our facebook page beginning this winter. Plus, we invite you to weigh in on the stories we write and contribute to our new “Letters to the Editor” series. And lastly, if you haven’t done so yet, I recommend you start to dream big this year and begin by creating a Bucket List of your "Top 100" (pp22). It gets the mind going in the right direction. Looking forward to a new year and what life can bring you! Best Wishes for a most wonderful New Year,

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Winter 2013 Artist, Continued from page 3 Nonetheless, with the encouragement of her mother and friends, she submitted her work and was one of ten indigenous females selected to showcase her art. Though publicity is relatively new to her, art is not. She has been drawing since she was young, starting with the holiday cards she made for her shima ('mother' in Apache) when she was little. Three years ago, she picked up the paintbrush. “Just like anything I was intimidated by it,” she remembers. But then she began stroking, and things simply fell into place.

Curley stands with her unfinished piece at Poets on the Rez in September.

Curley at her first art show in October at Vida E Caffe.

These days she draws from an eclectic collection of artists for inspiration, adoring both the aged and modern. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are as influential to her as graffiti artists Pose, Seven, and '80s graffiti artist Seen, as well as her friends and fellow painters on the reservation. Often times she will tie Day of the Dead into her work, even though Apaches are not big on death, she says. “Some people get scared by it, or they question it a lot,” she says. “But to me, it's beautiful... We do have a lot of warriors, and ancestors that we need to remember and recognize [for] what they fought for and died for.” Sometimes a painting will take just two days to complete. The design she made for Apache Jii Day took several months. Regardless, each one is preceded with prayer and thought. “I really have to be in that moment to paint, just feel the painting, because I do, it just comes to me,” she says.

The material matters less. The surface could be wood, a canvas, or if she's feeling particularly spontaneous, a wall, like a piece she made on the wall by the train tracks. Typically she uses acrylic, charcoal, spray cans and paint markers. But hearing music is a must. That means having the right playlist: Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Common, Los Lobos, pow wow Navajo and Apache songs, jazz, whatever it takes to get her in a good mood and hyped to paint. The first time she ever painted outside of her studio, her room, was during the first Poets on the Rez, a monthly poetry and music event that has been held at Gila County Community College for the last year. “I was so nervous that night,” she remembers. “Man I was really nervous. It was the first time I got up in front of people, and I was scared, petrified of what people would think of me painting.” But she put on her headphones and did it anyway. As an artist, Poets on the Rez became a huge outlet for Curley. The painting she created that first night now hangs in the office on campus. The community college is where Curley also works and goes to school. She is has a little more than a semester left until she receives her AA degree in the arts, which she began pursuing in 2007. When she is not in class, she works part time as a custodian there. She is a recognized face at school, and several of her pieces hang on the walls on campus. “This is like my home away from home,” she says cheerfully outside of one of the classrooms. Once, work and school took a toll on her artwork. That is no longer the case. “Now I see a change that art is taking over my life,” she says. “But that's something I want.” Although she is making a name for herself, Curley has no plans to leave San Carlos. “I am really blessed to be here, being a Native American and being raised on the reservation, I don't think there's nothing like it,” she says. “The pure unique beauty, and the air, the cleanest air by far you'll ever see... It's a simple life and I couldn't ask for more.” That said, expect to see more of her work around town soon. Curley's art will be featured on Feb. 5 at the Copper Mine Picture Cafe in Miami. Her work will also be showcased at Hózhó: Ziindi Vol. 1.2 Opening Show at the Navajo Nation Museum on Feb. 15.










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the word antiques changed in the early '70s to nostalgia, which then moved into retro, which soon became vintage – and along the way various permutations entered the collectors’ lexicon


chic, Hollywood

Regency, Art Moderne, and more. It seems the current rage is something called steampunk: a simple illustrative example being the contents of a riveted metal, glass fronted cabinet owned




physicist working in a Victorian-era insane asylum. Items of interest include deformed human skulls, iron gears, early box cameras, and disgusting stuff

floating in aged glass laboratory jars. Personally, I like something cheerier, like the ‘dogs playing poker’ prints seen in neighborhood taverns along the Rust Belt. We continue the ABC’s of Antiquing, having covered A through F previously.


is for Ginger, as in Ginger Rogers – one of the best entertainers of the twentieth century. Known primarily as an actress, she also sang and wow, did she dance – ‘and did it backwards, in heels’, as former Texas Governor Ann Richards said many years ago. Rogers did

73 films during the golden age of the Hollywood studios. When she and Fred Astaire finally danced in a film (usually in the second reel, after a lot of nonsense involving mistaken identities) the screen lit up with stardust and song. I met her once, while she was in Chicago on her book tour; her publicist wouldn’t let her sign my 8X10 fan still from 1938, but she did autograph the book I purchased.


is for Hummel, the adorable porcelain figurines first introduced to the world in the 1930’s by Franz Goebel. This is said with only a trace of sarcasm. The craftsmanship is superb and the subject matter – rosy cheeked children – is endearing to millions. The cherubic tots are frozen in timeless activity: hanging laundry, skipping to school, or caught in a downpour. A modern version would have them texting or going through a metal detector, but the pure ‘innocence factors causative in representing what we wish was a simpler time.


is for Italian pottery of the '60s and '70s – organic shapes with an intaglio twist, those blocks of raw color on a textured surface – absolutely perfect! Their work was the antithesis of streamlining and brought a warmth which most postwar pottery lacked. Look for Bitossi, Fantoni and Bellini for the most vibrant work. My fave is anything in Rimini Blu – a sketchy azure glaze with navy and jade accents.


is for jukebox. While not a collector or an expert, I’m an aficionado. I took a date to an art deco cafe in Chicago once, where we listened to a Bunny Berigan recording of ‘I Can’t Get Started’ on an old Wurlitzer. That was in 1974, when bars had ferns instead of NO SMOKING signs, years after the heyday of jukeboxes. Theirs was a big and gaudy box with glowing plastic panels lit within – total lollipop colors – and the dance music boomed from its stack of scratchy 78s. Go online and look at photographs of the greats, like the Mills Empress (sleek and sexy) or the Packard Manhattan (a cousin of the ‘Lost in Space’ robot). ‘K’ is for Kovel’s. Ralph and Terry Kovel (rhymes with ‘oh well’) began writing books on antiques in 1968 and, after 95 books, are still going strong with newspaper columns and television shows adding to their reach. They are amazingly well informed and offer Antiquing, Continued on page 7

Winter 2013 Antiquing, Continued from page 6 concise, well-researched information on any subject related to the collecting, care and value of antiques. Information can be found online at or at any bookstore. Whether you subscribe to their newsletter or pick up a guide, it is money well spent to discover what’s in your possession.


is for lunchbox. Never underestimate the value of a good lunchbox. Besides making the world’s landfills safe from discarded paper bags, they offer a mode of personal expression missing in those tacky cellphone covers. Vintage metal lunchboxes – those popular from the 1950s through the early '80s – have retained (or regained) their desirability and still command high prices. On a recent website, a Mickey Mouse/ Donald Duck lunchbox (1954) was listed for $535; a Strawberry Shortcake (1980) was tagged at $190 and, for the budget-conscious, a Fall Guy lunchbox (1981) was priced at $165. While my personal lunchbox has no super hero graphics – it’s a plain stainless steel rectangle with a handle – there are a few old STP decals on the inside. Its primary purpose, which is to carry my midday meal, is served every workday. It cost me a dollar at a thrift shop in Scottsdale about seven years ago. The prevalence of ‘downsizing’ was addressed in PART I of the last issue and after seeing so much empirical evidence of its usefulness (clutterfree hallways, found pets thought lost, and families reunited through the ministrations of pop psychology and huge ‘GOT TRASH?’ trucks) it was time for me to get on the bandwagon. To paraphrase the message from the home décor bible, House Beautiful: keep what you love, discard or donate the rest, and live in serenity. I will add to this sage advice: buy the best example of what you like at the best price you can find, and train your kids as to its value so they don’t add it to the ‘yard sale’ pile when you die.





believed to have existed between 1896 and 1930, and the number of cars

By Linda C. Gross

A dusty old ledger of automobile tags uncovered in the basement vault of the former Gila County Courthouse recently revealed much about the citizenry in 1918. At the time, the practical and affordable Model T accounted for more than half of the worlds’ sales in cars, yet here in Globe-Miami it appears folks tended to go with more variety. From the practical to the sporty, the Main Streets of Globe and Miami at that time reflected the personality, purse strings and panache of automobile owners. The early 1900’s was a hey day of possibilities in engineering and design for automotive would-be manufacturers. Over 1800 of them are

The Saxon Six Touring Car, owned by E.B. Scott of Miami, the Saxon was manufactured between 1913-1923 and was offered in a small two seat roadster or the five passenger tourer with electric starter and headlights.

The Kissel Touring Sedan, produced in 1917, was owned by John Dalmolin of Christmas, Az.2 The Kissel, manufactured in Hartford Connecticut from 1906-1930, built custom high-quality automobiles, hearses, firetrucks and taxicabs. The two passenger Gold Bug was a favorite of Amelia Earhart.

exploded from just 300 in the US in 1896 to 1.7 million by 1914. Cars were powered by steam (40%), electric (37%) and gasoline (22%). And new ways of marketing were introduced, most significantly, when GM’s Alfred P. Sloan established the idea of offering different makes of cars which would provide options for buyers to “move up” as their fortunes improved - and stay with the same company. And financing was brought into play when in 1926, with over 75% of buyers using credit to buy their cars, General Motors and Dupont established the General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC) to bypass financing through the banks. Take a look at some of the automobiles of Globe-Miami in 1918.

The Pope-Hartford roadster was owned by W.H. Howard of El Capitan. The company, which made their mark building the Columbia High Wheeler bicycle in 1878, was a short lived entry into the automobile market, producing cars for only three years from 1915-1918 before shutting down the operation and returning to motorcycles and bicycles. The Marmon, owned by Dr. Clarence Gunter of Globe and E.B. Grider, enjoyed a reputation as a reliable, speedy upscale car. The Marmon Motor Car Company was established in 1902 and manufactured in Indianapolis, Indiana from 1902-1933. They came in a variety of models and had just begun work on a V-16 engine when the Great Depression forced the company to cease operations in 1933.

The Roamer Touring model, owned by L.T. Cobb of Globe, “ became very popular with the affluent country club set and Hollywood elite.” Manufactured between 1916 and 1929 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the automobiles used the Rochester-Duesenberg, a powerful 80 h.p. engine. Automobiles, Continued on page 9

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Automobiles, Continued from page 8 The Overland 90 Roadster, owned by J.G. Hales of Miami, was one of the most recognized models of this era, although the company had a rocky start. The original Overland Automobile Company ran out of cash in 1907 after manufacturing just 47 cars. The company was saved by John Whys, who injected needed cash and business acumen into the company. Renamed the Overland-Willys Company, it went on to produce so many models that even todays historians are confused as to when it was made!

The Buick K49 was owned by J.V. Rawlins of Globe. Considered a luxury brand, “it became the brand of choice for aristocrats and politicians” and the cars were known to break all kinds of distance and hill climbing records. A popular add-on feature in the early '20s were a very stylish and expensive "Houk" wire wheels as a factory option, along with an after market running board tool box.

The Haynes, owned by G.A. Martin of Winkelman, was produced by Elwood Haynes, who helped to pioneer the automobile industry with an internal combustion engine in the fall of 1893, which he built in his kitchen. Haynes would go on to advertise his motorized buggy' as America's First Car in 1893. In 1899, Elwood Haynes became the first person to drive 1,000 miles in a motor car. They continued to produce cars until 1924.

The Jordan Sedan, owned by Dr. John E. Bacon, was produced by the Jordan Motor Car Company – known more for attractive styling than advanced engineering. It seems Ned Jordan thought the cars of the day “too dull”, and proceeded to offer a variety of colors with names such as Apache Red, Venetian Green and Egyptian Bronze. The cars were produced between 1916 and 1931, and the ad “Somewhere West of Laramie” was selected as one of the 100 most influential advertising campaigns of the last century.

“In 1923, Ned Jordan was on a crosscountry train trip on the Union Pacific Railroad. As the train sped across Wyoming, he looked out the window and saw a stunningly pretty young woman on a horse, riding alongside the tracks as though racing the train, smiling and waving and looking like she was having the time of her life. Shortly thereafter, someone on the train remarked that they were "somewhere west of Laramie," and Ned Jordan had a flash of inspiration. He wrote the phrase "somewhere west of Laramie" on the back of an envelope, and started composing the copy to go with it.” – Wikipedia

By the ‘30s and the onslaught of the Great Depression, over 80 percent of these car manufacturers either ceased to exist or were folded into larger companies.



THIS IS HOW WE ROLL! By Linda C. Gross

Sisters on the Fly started as all good fish tales do. With a whopper. Two sisters on a fishing trip in Montana with a kid and a guide, caught an eight-pound trout. As the story goes, they were celebrating that evening with a glass of wine and having such a good time they decided to invite some girlfriends along on the next trip. And the rest is history. As they say that’s how they’ve been rollin’ ever since. The group is now 2400 strong with “Sisters” in all 50 states and even in Canada, England and Australia. Somewhere along the way they decided it would be fun to outfit vintage trailers which has morphed into personality statements of each owner. When you see their caravans going down the road, it is an unmistakable sight. Adventures begin when a Sister proposes a destination and whoever can swing into line is welcome to join. They have been fly fishing in Montana, cowgirl-ing in Wyoming and kayaking in Arizona....and in March they will be rolling into downtown Globe for a three-day event they are calling the “Old West Hwy Hitch-Up.” Leora Hunsaker, the organizer of this adventure, is Sister #52, and has been part of the group since its early days. She and her brother, Kip Culver, Globe’s Main Street director, have wanted to bring the group to Globe for years and 2013 is the year. Hunsaker says that she got hooked on the group years ago when a gal walked into her sign store in Globe and wanted a cowgirl on her trailer...a really big cowgirl. “When I saw hers all restored and decked out in western cowgirl, that was it for me,” says Hunsaker. “I knew I had to join.” Today she pulls a 14-foot trailer with an SUV and has participated in towing clinics, outdoor expos, fishing and kayaking trips, horseback trips and more. The details of the three-day event were still being worked out during press, but we can tell you they are planning a ‘car show’ – in this instance a trailer show of more than 50-plus units, and will sell tickets for a sneak preview of each, with proceeds going towards the ongoing restoration efforts at the Center for the Arts. Check out for more up-to-date information.

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Law and Order New Facebook Series

Hanging in the sheriffs' office is this piece originally done by Jess Hayes in the mid-80s, which has been revised several times since showing all the men who have held this office dating back to W.M. Lowther, the first sheriff of Gila County. We thought it would be fun to research tales of law and order from this list and post them on Facebook. So, look for our new series "History of Law and Order" every Friday on our facebook page. Not a fan yet? We hope you'll join us!


There's a new Sheriff in town beginning this year as Andrew Sheppard replaces John Armer (pictured here), who is retiring after serving more than a decade in that position.


WINTER 2013 By Jim Lindstrom

There is a partial truth when I say that I practically ‘stumbled’ upon the idea of a garden space at our house in Globe. My partner Darin has lived here now for several years, enjoying his small but quaint patch of snapdragons, which by the middle of each summer, were struggling at best. Minute as it was,

the joy of watching those few blooms explode with color simply brought a smile to our faces. On a particular day in early spring of last year, as I was clearing some brush from the hillside behind the house, I clumsily tripped over something buried in the soil. My throbbing toes

One Man's Garden – In Pursuit Of assured me it was either a semi-truck or an Egyptian sphinx. Of course it was neither and simply turned out to be an old rusted wheelbarrow. My first thought was to kick it with the other foot just to satisfy my anger, but then a light went on in my head. I limped back to the shed and retrieved a shovel. After ten minutes of heavy digging, sweating (and quite a bit of gasping), I was able to uncover the

And this is where it all began. I chose a spot at the end of the drive for the weathered piece and placed it at the best angle for viewing, then eagerly filled it with a fresh flat of petunias which cascaded over its edges. Just the sight of it made my head spin with excitement. I suddenly had the urge to add more. If you are a gardener then you understand the term, ‘enough is never enough’. The After

thing and drag it to the upper yard while the snapdragons looked on curiously. It was obvious the hunk of metal had seen better days, and probably served its designed purpose for quite a few years before being thrown to its death down the hillside. Luckily, it was now in the hands of someone who had devised a new plan for it, a rebirth you might say. My idea was a simple one. A wheelbarrow is a great invention, because not only can it move large amounts of anything, but in the continuous flood of ideas swimming through my cranium, would also make a fantastic planter.

thrill of adding just one more hanging basket, another raised planter bed, or yes, even a wheelbarrow, hooks me like a slot machine arm at the casino, which is so eagerly pulled hour after hour, hoping for the big win. And so, with a partially-finished vision in front of me, I continued on my quest. The next installation was a much needed and much larger flower bed for the fading snapdragons. Ours quickly became a massive plot measuring Harmony, Continued on page 13

Winter 2013 Harmony, Continued from page 12 fifteen-feet long by four-feet deep. During construction, I discovered an old steel girder on the property, which quickly filled its new position as the front retaining wall of the enlarged flower bed. A small row of fencing and a couple of makeshift rock walls added a bit of security I was sure would ward off the hungriest of javelinas. In my experience, I have found that working a little potting soil and sand into the ground can really push those flowers into an Oscar-winning performance. On the other hand, planting

nature that allows us to be restored by it through lower blood pressure and improved immune function, among other things. The nice part is you don’t have to have acres of land to reap the benefits. A small plot in your yard or a few pots to tend inside your apartment can do the trick. Globe’s arid temperatures provide a multitude of floral possibilities for the garden. Petunias thrive in hot sun during the summer months and will persevere during the coldest winter nights. Zinnias and marigolds stand strong against the sweltering heat of the day while emitting both a bitter


Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors." – Oscar de la Renta

directly into Globe’s unprepared, heavily clay soil (caliche) can easily result in a few funerals for those same bloomers, so take the time to make it right from the start. If digging through hard ground doesn’t ignite enthusiasm, another option is to build your garden out of recycled parts and fill them with nutrient rich soil which can be purchased from the local nursery; we like Mike Shirley’s Golden Hills. Old file cabinets, vintage washing machines, and claw foot bathtubs are all excellent alternatives and can be found at one of the many antiques stores around Globe. In addition to the sheer joy and enduring sense of accomplishment gardening brings, a host of health benefits have also been documented. Studies have shown that simply seeing a garden has healthy psychological effects. Growing and tending your own garden can be a powerful stress reliever. Medical professionals have long agreed on the therapeutic effects of gardening, back to the 19th century. In fact, there’s an entire medical journal dedicated to the topic. According to the Harvard naturalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward O. Wilson, we have a biologically-based need to experience nature and be a part of the natural world: we are designed to prefer viewing flowers and grass rather than concrete or steel. Experts believe that it is this connection to

taste and unpleasant odor that javelinas abhor. Roses, herbs, summer snapdragon and cannas are a few others which flourish during summer while providing endless blasts of color and quietly permeating the nasal cavities with deliciously irresistible scents. I chose all of these for our garden along with a few coleus, gazanias and lantana. I believe humans can develop an attachment to their plants just as they would a family pet. My grandmother had several tea roses which she lovingly dug up and transplanted each time they moved to a new zipcode. They always had that ‘worn out’ look, as if grandma had accidentally fed them weed killer instead of fertilizer. I too have my favorites. This would explain my reason for yanking two enormous peacock irises from their comfortable mound of dirt in Gilbert to bring along on my journey. I could almost feel their resistance as I uprooted the three of us to begin a new chapter in Globe. Three months later they were thanking me by flourishing in their new oversized pots. I am happy to say I will never consider our garden complete. Over the past few months, we have added flagstone pavers, a fire pit and a unique reflecting pool. The design of this special oasis continues to expand, both in my mind and in reality. It truly is a labor of love and I continue to smile despite the heat, the scorpions, and of course, the javelinas.



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Annual Christmas Concert December 12

The theme of this year's Christmas show was "Christmas through the Ages," and a cast of nearly 60 of all ages performed musical skits showing celebrations from every decade from present back to 1912 when Arizona became a state.

The Youth of Christmas Present have talent galore and are not shy about sharing it on stage.

Light Parade & Awards It was a chilly night, but the crowds turned out to watch the parade on Broad Street. This year the theme was "No Place Like Home" and there were 32 entries for the parade. Ten awards were handed out ranging from Best Commercial Entry won by CEMEX, to Best Overall Lighted Vehicle which went to the Hot Rod Sleigh 1950 Ford.

Loner's Toy Run The Loners Motorcycle Club held their 32nd Annual Toy Run in December, riding from Bullion Plaza in Miami to American Legion in Globe to deliver toys for children. Members came from as far as Tucson and California to join the Globe Chapter in the ride. Each year the Loners fill a 20-foot U-Haul with toys to donate to kids in the area.

Group shot of the Loners

Jim Warburton, a founding father of the Loners (L) and Donnie Grimes, National Chairman (R)


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Center of the Arts / December 12

Tanner Hunsaker (and daughter, Sadie) of Western Reprographics shared top honors for the best Historic Float with the Az SilverBelt, Holly Sow (and daughter, Miriam) and Publisher Sherri Davis

Lynn and Vernon Perry accepted an award for the Best use of Theme

The Society Page

Christmas Mixer and Awards Ceremony

Cobre Valley Hospital took the prize for Most Unique

Dr. Reusch and his vintage car won an award for Best Use of Lights. Angela and Don Earven won the "Best Holiday Heart" award for the Dylan Earven Foundation

Neal Jensen and Carol Welsh

Trena Grantham and Bryan Seppela

The Gardea Family

The Baker girls: Suzi, Jordan and Eden



Local FACEBOOK page with recipes, tips, events, and more to help you kick off 2013!

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APACHE GOLD CASINO & RESORT What’s new on the gaming floor? An interview with Linda Michel, Gaming Director for Apache Gold Casino

Slot Hints and Tips Pay attention to the payouts – Every slot machine has a different pay table. Even if two machines look identical, one machine may pay a jackpot of 2,000 credits and another 15,000 credits. Chances are, the odds against making the 15,000 credits is higher than making 2,000 credits, but you should be aware of the maximum you can win on your machine. Do not play a slot machine on which you do not understand the pay table.

GMT: We know you are always changing up the floor with new products, so tell us what’s in store for patrons this winter? Linda: Sure. We like to keep things fresh for our customers, and beginning in January we will be bringing in several new games, including the latest evolution of the popular Wheel of Fortune with an extreme spin. It offers the player three physical wheels ,giving them the thrill of spinning which came with the original Wheel of Fortune. Two of the wheels are made of credit awards, the other displays multipliers up to 10X. It comes with a dual seat and surround sound chairs, and a 103-inch LCD monitor, making this game a total experience for players. Other new games include Crystal Fortunes, which is the latest development in the Fort Knox series with eight progressive award levels and three credit awards. And down by the Players Club, we will be featuring our pop culture favorites like the new Beverly Hillbillies game and Elvis the King. The new Elvis features four of his songs which loop during play, and all four progressive jackpot levels are named for Elvis hits: “Hound Dog,” "Jailhouse Rock”, "Heartbreak Hotel” and “Viva Las Vegas.” GMT: Anything else with the slot floor? Linda: Players will also notice more open floor space near the Cabaret Lounge, where we are taking some older machines off the floor and making space for tables in that area. GMT: What about Tournaments? Linda: Our popular Slots Tournaments will continue each week, but in 2013 we are bringing in new machines which are more interactive. So for instance, instead of just hitting the spin, a player gets bonus points if they reach up and pop a balloon with their other hand before it disappears. Slot tournaments are free to get in. All you have to do is bring ID and register. GMT: We hear you are bringing poker back. Is that true? Linda: Yes, we are pleased to announce that Live Action Poker is back! Our three-card poker has been such a hit that we are bringing on Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em. The game is played on Blackjack tables and players do not compete against each other, but rather heads up with the dealer. And for those who have been waiting for us to bring live action poker back – the wait is over! We will be adding two live action poker tables to the center floor after the first of the year. The actual date has not been determined, but look for an announcement in January. All table games will open at 3 p.m. and run through midnight. GMT: What’s new in Bingo? Linda: This year we are bringing in Video King hand held electronic devices which track players cards for them. Now you can choose between the paper version or the new electronic version at the same paper prices. Tables will also offer inexpensive video games you can play in the hall during admissions, and 30 minutes after the session.

Ignore idea of "hot" or "due" machines – It is absolutely impossible for a slot machine to be "hot" or "due" for a jackpot, just as it is for a machine to be on a roll. The machines are randomized every spin. Avoid tight machines – While there is no such thing as a "due" machine, loose machines and tight machines are realities. Typically, the higher the slot denomination ($0.25, $1, $5 etc.), the looser the machine, and the more money it is programmed to pay back for every dollar in. Finding loose machines is possible, as casinos tend to place them in high visibility areas where lots of patrons will see other players win. Always get points – If you are not a member of your casino's players club, why not? Have your card inserted into your slot machine for every spin, as you will earn valuable points for each dollar of play. Some casinos even give some of these points back as cash, making your gambling dollar stretch even further! Always play max credits – I know it is a bit deceiving that it's called a "penny" slot when you can bet $2.00 at a time. But you really need to be prepared to bet the maximum, whether it is three quarters or 200 pennies, because most machines only pay bonuses and progressive jackpots when the maximum credits were bet. Even on non-progressive machines, the jackpot payout for the maximum credit bet is typically disproportionately higher than on any other level. Avoid multiple-payline slots – Though playing multiple-payline slot machines makes it seem like you have better chances, you're actually increasing the odds against you drastically. You have to pay more to play these machines and the payouts aren't as good as on single line machines. Play with coins – Playing with coins rather than feeding bills into the machine will extend the time of your play. Play the highest denomination possible – Play the highest denomination slot that you can afford, as these machines almost universally pay back at a higher percentage. Beware the taxman – Any large gambling win brings tax implications. Recognize, however, that the casino will give you a form with your winnings if the casino is going to report your win to the tax authorities. Otherwise, the secret of your win is safe! Try the machine next to you – According to industry insiders, casinos almost never place two loose machines next to each other, meaning if you're on a tight machine that's not paying much there's a good chance a loose one is nearby. Courtesy of Slot Hints & Tips:



Apache Gold, Continued from page 1 So the two came up with an Apache-inspired menu primarily using foods native to the area, but with a modern twist. They started with ingredients like mesquite beans, mesquite wood, acorn, beef, trout, quail, cactus pads, prickly pear, black walnuts and the stocks of century plants. The end result was salad made out of prickly pear and cactus pads, grilled quail glazed with agave nectar, pinon nut rice pilaf, smoked trout with jalapeno hush puppies, acorn dumplings, shredded beef with acorn, tortillas, a vegetarian dish of squash and corn, poblano pasta salad, and black walnut cake. They made ash bread, which is comparable to thick tortillas made over an open fire and they made a mesquite roasted

Acorn powder is used in stews and partridge berries are used to make 'Apache Kool-Aid!

New York strip loin with wild rosemary potato medley. The wild rosemary came from plants growing around the property. Chefs also prepared three Apache-inspired beverages – 'Indian tea' infused with simple syrup, Apache Kool-Aid and prickly pear iced tea. “Everything we used was in my backyard,” Kenton says, including the beans, the cacti and the century plant. Kenton and her 85-year-old grandmother chopped the mesquite wood and hand picked the beans. Kenton could not have brought this menu together without her father and grandmother. Her father is a medicine man in San Carlos, and they were the ones who advised Kenton how to use these foods, based on how they have traditionally been used generation to generation. For instance, Apaches used to suck on mesquite beans for their sweet taste, and grind them up to make flour.

So Kenton ground up the beans and infused it into a simple syrup to sweeten the Indian tea. All in all, Kenton and Ferrin had two weeks to conceptualize and prepare the menu from the time they were notified. It was a huge success. Since the banquet, the kitchen is receiving consistent requests to reproduce items from that menu. Gradually the kitchen is incorporating some Apache and native food dishes into the buffet, like prickly pear mousse, pomegranate mousse and jalapeno cornbread. Eventually they intend to dedicate one day a week to serving these foods. In the meantime, the two chefs are developing a winter banquet menu using different plants that are more readily available and in season. Prickly pear, for instance, is only available during the summer, Kenton says, and century plants are only available for a month. Black walnuts are even harder to come across. Kenton is not even sure how her grandmother came up with them for the banquet. “Everything we used for that menu was hard to find,” Kenton says. Acorns aren't exactly plentiful on San Carlos, either. “Around here, with the drought and everything that's going on, the [oaks] don't produce a lot [of acorns],” she says. And harvesting them is a labor-intensive process. “I can understand why the price is so high, because it takes a lot of work,” Kenton explains. “When I went with my grandma to pick acorns, we sat on the ground and picked them one by one.” Once gathered, the acorns have to be ground up and removed from the shell, and the seed is then ground up into a powder. It can take a week to produce a sizable quantity of acorn powder. Buying

Chef Matt Ferrin and Sous Chef Tasha Kenton

the equivalent of a Folgers can full of powder costs around $35, she says. “That is our Apache Gold,” she adds. Still, Kenton hopes to keep the acorn stew and dumplings on the menu year-around, granted that there is enough acorn. Soon they are meeting with a local herbologist, who will identify 200 edible plants that the chefs can potentially use for the winter menu. “Not a lot of kids, or not a lot of people my age know all this stuff,” Kenton says. “There's a lot of things that they used to eat a long time ago that I've never even heard of.” “Right now we're trying to preserve our culture and our language,” she adds.“I mean we're on the reservation, we should have dishes that show off our culture, show off what we have here.” As long as Kenton continues impressing, people are likely to keep coming back for more.

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Out And About San Carlos 3rd Annual Energy Summit Shrinking your carbon footprint until the moccasin fits.

L to R: Ken Duncan Jr. – Energy Coordinator San Carlos Apache Tribe, Eddie Nash – Tribal Energy Auditor, Lizana Pierce – Project Manager Department of Energy, Sandra Campbell-Begay – Sandia National Laboratories, Jamie Alley- Department of Energy, Gail Haozous – Planning Director San Carlos Apache Tribe, Williard Haozous Jr. – Tribal Energy Auditor

The planning committee for this years 2012 Energy Summit. The tag line this year was: "Shrinking your carbon footprint until the moccasin fits."

John Lewis, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Gila River Indian Community Utility Authority (GRICUA), and Ken Duncan Jr.

Awarding This Year's 12-D Funds

Ken Duncan, Jr, Gail Haozous Executive Director SCAT Planning & Economic Development and Joe Papa Ameresco; renewable energy.

Tracy Lawrence Concert

The Casino's General Manager, Gary Murrey and Robert Olivar, Chairman of the Casino Enterprise Board, make the announcement for this year's 12-D funds. On hand to receive them were members of Graham County, who received $16,521.86 for their program, Helping Hands, which assists those in need of health and safety home repairs, and Council members from the Town of Miami, who received $14,183 for equipment on behalf of the Miami Fire department.

The Tracy Lawrence Band delivered a great performance to a sold out crowd in the Apache Gold Pavilion!

The San Carlos Color Guard presented the colors before the concert

Susan Hansen, Vice Mayor of Miami, accepts a check from the Tribe for $14,183 for the Miami Fire Department. Presenting the check is Dr. John Bush (center) Vice Chairman,Terry Rambler, Chairman(right), and Robert Olivar, Casino Enterprise Board Chairman(back).



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Walking Map, Continued from page 1 A walking map now provides visitors with the histories and current use of over 30 buildings throughout the historic district in Globe, giving a peek at the past and present. The map, which is located in the Copper Spike Excursion books which once sold for $8, is now being offered FREE as part of the Home Tour packet and through the White Porch Gifts and Antiques and Pickle Barrel Trading Post. Although the vouchers for train rides are no longer valid following the discontinuation of the train in the summer of 2010, the booklet is a must have if you are a visitor to this area. They contain not only a walking map of the area, but a driving tour of mines and their locations in this region, plus information about key landmarks. â– GMT




Resolutions are those things we think we have to do – or should do – to be happy. Bucket lists are things we want to do. Resolutions are pain. Bucket lists are joy. So now that we’ve all found ourselves on the other side of the Mayan Apocolypse, perhaps it is time to look to to the future and think about the things we want to do before we kick the bucket. Bucket lists include everything you’ve every wanted to do, whether its big, small or random. Remember the movie where Morgan Freeman’s list includes something as simple as getting kissed by a pretty girl? And Jack Nicholson wants to go bungee jumping? See? The field is wide open on this process. That’s why it is so good for us to unleash our inner dream machines and put it down on paper. Don’t be the person Ross is talking about when he says, “Every man dies – Not every man really lives.” William Ross. Start your bucket list now! Go for 100 items on your list. If you don’t have 100 things you want to do with your life... start thinking up things! Need some help? There are a ton of websites which provide some great ideas. We will post our own Bucket List 101 on Facebook this winter. Here’s some questions to get you started: • What do you wish you could do before you die? • What have you always wanted to do but have not done yet? • Any countries, places or locations you want to visit? • What are your biggest goals and dreams? • What do you want to see in person? • What experiences do you want to have / feel? • Are there any special moments you want to witness? • What activities or skills do you want to learn or try out? • What are the most important things you can ever do? • What would you like to say/do together with other people? • Are there any specific people you want to meet in person? • What do you want to achieve in the different areas: Social, Love, Family, Career, Finance, Health (Your weight, Fitness level), Spiritual? Think you answered them all? Try more! Visit blog/whats-on-your-bucket-list-101-things-to-do-before-you-die/. ■GMT

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Globe Unified School District Home of the Tigers

How Public Schools Are Being Challenged in the 21st Century Insiders explain why public schools are hard hit, and how we can help not only students, but teachers too By Jenn Walker

Arizona public schools have had some major challenges thrown their way. Just ask Globe School Board Member Jacque Cline Griffin. Griffin is no stranger to the state's public school system. She’s been on Globe's board since January 2009. Prior to living here, she was a school board member in Payson, her hometown. Griffin put her four children through home schooling and enrolled them in private schools, but eventually they all wound up in public schools. Thus, for her, becoming a school board member was a no-brainer. “Because I had kids in school, it was the logical place for me to get involved,” she says. One of the major challenges public schools are dealing with is the Department of Education's A-F letter grade system, which was implemented in 2010. Even though 'grading' schools seems simple enough, the method is not cut and dry, Griffin explains. The state's grade system relies on two parts. Half is determined by test scores and graduation and dropout rates. The other half is determined by growth scores. “It's a convoluted mathematical equation that they don't always give you all the pieces to,” Griffin says.

For instance, if you have three seven-year-old kids in a second grade class at different levels, no matter what their level is – below the second grade level, average, or advanced for a second grader – they are all expected to show a year's worth of progress by the end of the school year in order to keep their school's rating high. (See graph on page 24) “We should be setting standards. I'm not against that,” Griffin says. “But it also sometimes feels like an impossible task, all these kids, get them all nine months of advancement, each and every one of them, including the bottom 25 percent that are behind to start with.” Not to mention the fact kids learn at different rates, she adds. The other challenge is that even if a student starts the school year below their grade level, after a year's worth of work, they are still “behind”, which still negatively affects the schools rating. Somehow that one teacher is expected to play catch up with any students who are behind. “That's the struggle for all public schools, and even private schools I'm sure, because they don't all come in with the same skill set and yet they're expected to exit with the same skill set,” Griffin says. Furthermore, if the bottom 25 percent makes great strides one year, and not the next year, that too negatively affects how the school is 'graded', she explains. So in order for a school's grades to stay high, students must show consistent progress, or growth, year to year, no matter what level they are at. “That's why I think we need help,” Griffin says. “Everybody can help somehow... If we're all going to have public education then we all ought to work

A child who starts school having never opened a book or been read to at home is at a disadvantage over their peers who did get those early childhood lessons. And sometimes they never catch up although they may do a full year's work and show substantial progress.

together to make it the best it can be.” She offers several solutions. “Every home and household needs to understand what this [grading system] means,” Griffin says. Ideally, understanding the system will help

State standards require teachers to bring all the children in their class along at the same rate, regardless of the skills they came into the classroom with at the beginning of each school year. This poses a challenge in classrooms which now reach 25-30 kids – all with vastly different skill levels.

parents understand what is being expected of their children. “I think communities need to support their schools,” she adds. “It doesn't have to be financially and it doesn't have to necessarily be with time, but maybe the way they could help is to express to the legislators why the schools need more resources.” Teachers could get more support from parents in preparing students. It is tempting to think, “I have something better for us to do” when your kid comes home from school with homework, she says. It is just as tempting to think, “my kid is supposed to read 20 minutes a day, [but] I figure if we get in 20 minutes in a week, that ought to be good enough,” she adds. This only makes a teacher's job harder, yet it happens all the time. Lastly, she suggests that parents spend time reading to their kids when they are little. As the director of the Gila County Library District for the last 14 years, she also knows a thing or two about childhood literacy rates. “About 30 percent of kids struggle to learn to read, and that's assuming that they all start at the

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Public Schools, Continued from page 23 same place,” Griffin says. “The kids that are behind, either in their language development, or in their vocabulary or their exposure to language, really start at a disadvantage.” “Something like 90 percent of the brain is developed by the time you're five,” she adds. Griffin suggests exposing children to language and the arts at an early age and helping children understand that words tell a story. How well a child reads has little to do socioeconomic status, Griffin point out. “It isn't about money,” she says. “It's language exposure.” She knows a well-to-do family with two incomes and nice things, and two children at ages three and five. Yet, because the mom and dad are consistently busy, the kids stay entertained with electronics and no one is reading to them. As a result, their vocabulary is limited. On the other end of the spectrum, there are parents who don't have their GED, and struggle to read themselves, Griffin says.

The love of learning begins at an early age. Those who fail to get it at this stage, struggle.

“But your kid doesn't really care,” she quips. “A two year old isn't judging an adult on how well they are reading.” The bottom line? “Read to your kid, they like to hear the sound of your voice, they like that time together,” she says. As for public schools, there are more challenges on the way. Debbie Leverance is a project manager at the Gila County Superintendents Office. She also spent

20 years as a teacher, principal and administrator in Globe. Now, one of her primary focuses is on Common Core Standards, which will be implemented throughout the nation starting next year. Arizona is one of 45 states that have committed to the new standards. “Common Core was developed in response to a situation in which employers can't find graduates that they're able to hire and train,” she says. “We don't have people graduating that are adaptable, creative, collaborative, team players or can communicate.” “So the status quo is not working,” she adds. Furthermore, the future graduates will live in is going to look much different from today's world. “The stuff that we have now with computers was really something that was truly science fiction when I was a kid,” Leverance says. “So we cannot even pretend to know what our graduates are going to be facing in terms of jobs and just dayto-day living.” Public Schools, Continued on page 25

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Public Schools, Continued from page 24 “What we do know, is that they need to be problem solvers, they need to have some kind of creativity to be successful, they need to communicate and they need to be able to collaborate,” she adds. “Those are some of those 21st century skills, that no matter where they want to go to work, or how they want to spend their life, they are going to be essential.” "Common Core standards are expected to prepare students, changing both how teachers teach, and how students are expected to learn," she says. The standards will ask teachers to teach less but deeper, so that students will absorb what they learn and not simply memorize it. Students will be expected to read more informational and less literary text, and make arguments based on facts. They will be expected to make more connections between what they learn and the real world, Leverance says. One of the most common problems in teaching is highly programmed learning, where information only sticks with students long enough to pass standardized tests. “But if you are really trying to develop thinking skills, you have to give them their brains,” she says. Beginning in spring 2015, Arizona schools will be tested on these standards through PARCC, or the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. Testing will begin in spring 2015. It will be an online test compared nationally. “We're changing the way we teach and learn and we're going to test in the second year,” Leverance says. “It's not going to happen overnight.” “I'm suspecting that [Arizona's] testing is going to be very low,” she adds. “Our schools have a lot of challenges, and our schools have not gotten much money to help. They have been chronically underfunded.” So how can students and parents prepare? Parents ought to 'help' less, she recommends. “Often when students are doing their homework, or even learning things in class, they won't read it,” she says. “Sometimes it's just so much easier to give them the answer.” “[But] we need to help our students look at the text and get information from that text.” Another tip. Read to them. And have them read to you. And turn off the T.V.


Globe's new high school principal Bobbie Armenta was born and raised in Ray, graduating from San Manuel High. He spent four years in the Air Force and has an engineering degree from ASU, which initially steered him into the mining industry, where he worked for the Ray Mine until he retired in 2000. It wasn't until retirement that he found himself being pulled into education, first as a coach and athletic director for Ray, and later as assistant principal and athletic director for GUSD. He says he's had a lot of educators in his family and you might say...he's finally walking in the family footsteps. His years as assistant principal and athletic director have given him a good connection with both students and parents in the district and he is looking forward to his role as Principal. ■GMT

Volunteer At Your School We each possess skills that are valuable to a student. Some of the things you can do to contribute are... • Be a tutor or a mentor • Help students with homework • Listen to children read • Play educational games with students • Assist with math or science • Share information about local history • Help students learn another language • Support special projects or activities • Assist with after-school programs • Provide office support • Become involved with school leadership To volunteer at your local school, please contact that school directly to find out about its specific volunteer opportunities.

Globe Homecoming Parade



Vince Lombardi once said, “ The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” His message is particularly true with regards to education these days. A quick look at public education reveals a staggering list of challenges. They range from keeping good teachers to meeting the demands of state mandates, and implementing new programs and educational standards while dealing with shrinking budgets and stiff competition from a wide range of alternative school options (which didn’t exist 20 years ago). Under such an onslaught of problems, it’s easy to become disillusioned, so it’s all the more amazing to find so many who have made public education their life’s passion and continue to believe in the system, working hard to make it all work. Jerry Jennex, the new GUSD School superintendent, is a big guy with a soft voice and a career spanning 33 years in public education. From his days as a coach and high school history teacher, to his 19 years as superintendent with two school districts in Michigan before accepting the position in Globe, Jennex has seen it all. He knows the challenges of trying to meet the expectations of many bosses, from parents to school board members to the community at large. Not to mention the students themselves. And he doesn’t shrink from the challenge. He just goes to work. Jennex knows he doesn’t have money to throw at the problems that face the district, so he is depending on his team of administrators,

Sasha Radonvich, HR Assistant and Superintendent Jennex go over a schedule.

"Who Cares?"

Jerry Jennex, GUSD's new Superintendent talks about public education By Linda C. Gross

teachers and support staff to help him meet the challenges. And he has been especially appreciative of the growing role the Globe High School Alumni have been willing to take on as needs are identified. “This is really a great community," he says, "and so many people do care and want to help us succeed.” His favorite read as an educator is a small book simply titled, “Who Cares?” It makes the point that people take precedence over programs and processes. Jennex believes it. This attitude plays out in his relationships with those he leads. In Michigan when the school board negotiated a pay cut for support staff in the district, Jennex voluntarily took a 10 percent pay cut as well. “I couldn’t ask bus drivers to do with less money, unless I was willing to so as well,” he says. Here in Globe, he plans to continue advocating for his teachers and administrators. It’s welcome news coming from a district which has seen it’s fair share of turmoil stemming A small note from Cayci Vuksanovich, Board President, echoes from what many what many feel after meeting the new superintendent.

Jerry and his wife of 36 years Debbie attended the Governor's Ball held at the Center for the Arts in September.

would describe as a heavy-handed approach from those at the top. “It left some emotional and psychological damage,” Jennex says, and his first order of business when he arrived was to “do a lot of listening and observing.” “I want to assure people I’m here for the long haul. I believe in investing in people because education is a people intensive business,” he says. With the conviction of someone who has successfully held this seat for nearly two decades, he goes on to say, “We are going to work through

our issues and fix stuff that needs to be fixed." In the book, "Who Cares?," authors Kelly Middleton and Elizabeth Petitt explain that today’s public schools compete with private schools, charter schools and home schooling for federal dollars in addition to, student numbers and parents affections and according to them, the answer to the dilemma faced by public schools may be found in the lessons learned in looking at the demise of Montgomery Wards – once the undisputed king of retail. The authors point out that public schools, like the king of retail, once cornered the market for educating young minds, and later failed to change when the landscape indicated a need to do so. The authors make the point that what is needed is a return to the basics of what made both institutions great in the beginning: customer service and products that meet the needs of its customers. It is still too early to see how these lessons may translate throughout the district, but it is already apparent that communications have improved and more people are being involved in decisions. And it’s not just district staff. It’s parents. “Our focus is on helping kids do well. I know parents want that too,” Jennex says. “Together we are going to find our way through all the challenges and do what we can to help every kid succeed. This means we need to constantly look at what is working and what is not and be willing to try out new approaches. Education is no longer about the 'sage on the stage,'" Jennex says. “It is more about one-toone instruction where the student can learn at their own pace. These online programs may be the answer to more personalized instruction.” A new pilot program using on-line instruction is scheduled to launch in the math and science classes at the high school level sometime this winter, and while Jennex has high hopes for bringing new methods in to teach, he is quick to point out that online instruction doesn’t take teachers out of the equation. Far from it, he says. “We want our teachers to facilitate and act as guides to students learning.”

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A Penny Saved Is... A Piece of History Did you know there has never been a coin in circulation in the U.S. worth as little as the penny is worth today? Not only does the penny hold little value in our economy today, but it actually costs the U.S. Mint more than twice what the penny is worth to produce. So why do we hang on to the penny? You might say tradition. Back in 1872, when the penny was first minted in the United States, it was made of pure copper and there were plenty of things back then that actually cost one cent! As metal prices soared people began melting them down for the metal, creating a big enough problem for the government that the U.S. changed the composition of the penny in 1982 to 97.5% zinc and only 2.5% copper. Still, that hasn’t stopped people from melting them down for metal prices (although this is illegal.) And who can blame them? The penny has little market value as currency. So will the penny go the way of the two-cent piece which was discontinued back in 1897 because it was deemed useless for trade purposes? If history is any judge, the value of the one-cent penny might skyrocket if they get discontinued. Just look at the value of the 1864 two-cent coin of the “uncommon Small Motto variety.” It’s worth just over $145 today. So keep your pennies safe. They may be worth more than you know. ■GMT




By Jenn Walker

When the White Mountains are packed with snow, it's a good sign for rafting junkies. That's because come March, that snow melt will feed into the Salt River, creating rapids that make for a quality rafting season. However, the last two rafting seasons have been bleak, thanks to the drought, says Donnie Dove, 30-year veteran rafting guide and owner of Canyon Rio Rafting. His Flagstaff-based company is one of several that takes people rafting down the Salt River rapids. His has been leading excursions down the Salt River every year for the last 15 of the 20 that it's been in operation. Dove is keeping his fingers crossed that this year will bring more snow. By that he means at least six to ten snows, what it would take to produce a rafting season. “Now having said that, we get one pineapple express coming through from Hawaii that's just loaded with moisture, well hell, in one weekend's time you can have half of that,” Dove says. “So it really is a crapshoot.” Typically a good season lasts from March until the first week of June. Last year provided a mini-season, ending around April 15.

“Just about the time it starts getting super hot down in Phoenix, we run out of water,” Dove says. Granted Mother Nature cooperates this year, Canyon Rio will begin

“There's no other river like it in the United States,” Dove adds. “There's one hill that has probably 1,000 saguaro cacti and all of them are over 40 feet tall.”

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Rafting, Continued from page 28 offering its daily trips in early March. The excursions start at the bottom of the Salt River Canyon, about 40 miles from Globe, by the Highway 60 bridge crossing the river. The company has eight to 35 guides available throughout the week and on weekends, and offers up to 15 trips a day going down an approximate ten-mile stretch of river, hitting rapids about every mile. So why raft the Salt? "The cool water offers a refreshing balance to the springtime heat," Dove says. And, everything is in bloom during rafting season. “[The river] is really the jewel of the desert,” Dove says. “Because you're starting out in the high desert [heading] way down into to the low desert, you have Ponderosa pines all the way to the saguaro cacti.” Canyon Rio also offers a multiday trip, either three or five days long, venturing down a longer stretch, which Dove describes as nothing short of amazing. “It's a very short season, there's a limited number of people that can even possibly go down it because it's heavily regulated by the Forest Service,” he explains. “So if someone can spend

three to five days, they can get one incredible adventure down into the multi-day area.” Dove suggests tuning back in around the beginning of February to see if Canyon Rio opens up on a limited or full-time basis. Also, keep an eye on the water levels on the Canyon Rio website to see what this year's season will be like. "The Salt is considered between a class III to IV river, so during a good season you should expect at least 700 cfs, or cubic feet per second. Anything up to 3500 and 4000 cfs will make for a fun ride," Dove says. For now, Canyon Rio is taking names. “We want to wait until we have water and then we want your money,” he says. And, because high waters are not guaranteed, Canyon Rio is offering full day passes at half price. Other companies offering tours down the Salt River include Coloradobased companies Mile to Wild, Salt River Rafting and Wilderness Aware. For additional information, visit




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We found her on a warm September morning last year; the discovery was somewhat less than spectacular. A tiny crusted ball of feathers lay shivering slightly though barely moving at the

base of our sweeping mulberry tree. A broken eggshell, saw-toothed edges at the break like an old cartoon, rested a few inches away. It was a bright white against the vivid acid-green lantana leaves. I was wrestling with a kinked and stubborn garden hose, attempting to water the towering pine tree on the corner of our property. I’d planted this tree as a sapling eight years ago (it was my first, although potted, indoor Christmas tree ever) and because I failed to water it frequently, the fact that it stood, tall and graceful, was a source of delight. Whether it was a soft chirp or a short blur of movement – perhaps it was a ray of sunlight illuminating something, dappling through leaves to the ground – I turned slowly and saw her. She was tiny and ugly, and I wasn’t even sure what I was looking at. So much trash will blow through that corner of the yard when the javelinas knock over neighbor’s garbage bins, it could’ve been a wet coffee filter or a wad of dryer lint. But then she squeaked again, a tinny sound, like rice kernels falling in a cast iron pan. She was two days old. Frankly, my first thought was to let nature take its course. The car needed to be washed, the dogs needed a bath, and the pile of laundry waiting to be done was formidable. What’s to be done with a newborn bird? I was hesitant to ask my partner Jimmy what he thought. He’d been making the case for weeks to keep chickens in the side yard (‘they’ll eat anything— we won’t even have to compost!’) and only the day before had suggested getting a desert tortoise who could live in our unfinished basement. Apparently they’re happy digging underground. I wasn’t ready to start a farm, and the house’s foundation wasn’t that stable. We already have three dogs, thank you. That seemed enough communing with nature for me. Jimmy stepped out into the yard, took one look at this crumpled, clotted creature and said, ‘Of course we have to take care of her. She’s a newborn, for God’s sake.’ She looked even smaller when we placed her into a plastic hanging plant basket, fortified with old white washcloths. We hung it in the laundry Eva, Continued on page 31

Winter 2013 Eva, Continued from page 30 room. She immediately went to sleep. Jimmy is an excellent researcher – give him ten minutes and a laptop and he can chart a course to Saturn. Videos abound on the Internet for the feeding and care of all sorts of birds, all of which require an eyedropper and loads of patience. We pureed canned dogfood, ripe bananas and hummingbird juice in a blender and set up a little feeding station on the kitchen table. The first several attempts were a struggle, but by the end of the second day, she lined up for chow like a veteran. We picked up a very nice cage – designed for rabbits, but perfect for our dove – at Hoofin’ It Feed & Tack here in Globe. It sits atop our refrigerator, where Jimmy has created ‘Eva-ville’. It’s an elaborate complex of perches, twigs, stands and feeding areas. When possible, we leave her cage door open, where she sits and surveys the newly installed hanging pot rack. She has yet to test its perchability. Concerned with the attentions of an aging Border Collie and an ancient Yellow Lab and notwithstanding the furtive upward glances thrown by our newest and youngest dog (a totally insane ten-month-old Doberman, as tall as a mare), we monitored all ingress and egress. Eva yawned. The Doberman stretched and took a nap. The Border Collie couldn’t even hear Eva’s birdsong, and the Lab, who walks into walls some nights, seemed not to even see her. Eva is an amiable, affectionate bird- she enjoys sitting on top of our heads or riding our shoulders as we make

coffee and do the dishes. About a month after we found her we decided to do a test flight outside, believing that she might be ready for the Big Sky. Jimmy even filmed the event – she went up, then came right back down to his shoulder. This happened twelve times. She just wasn’t ready to go. But two days after that, as I was watering the short beige stubble of lawn in front of our porch, my hose got tangled and it sprayed in her direction. She panicked and was gone. It came as a surprise to realize how attached we’d become to this little bird. The kitchen was too quiet; her empty cage was desolate, devoid of light and music. Even the dogs were somber. I kept telling myself that this was really all about nature taking its course – it was time for Eva to follow her instincts. Still, there was an emptiness in the air and our eyes felt unfocused – rather like a hangover feeling; we’d had an exhilarating time, and now it was past. In captivity or in the absence of predators, doves can live from ten to twenty-seven years. They have an affinity for humans who care for them, and when they leave those humans, they oftentimes return and start their own family close by. They are one of the ten most abundant birds in the U.S., despite the fact that millions of them are hunted and killed each year. This is why, once caged, they shouldn’t be released. They are known as the ‘doves of the Bible’, probably originating in northeast Africa or Arabia, and are the most commonly kept bird in the world. Ringnecked doves, especially pure white ones, are very popular with magicians. Eva is a Ring-necked dove (Streptopelia capicola), and her softly issued ‘cooka-loo’ confirms it. She is a lovely grey fawn color, with a charcoal ring at the back of her graceful neck, a white throat and perfectly articulated wings. She is eleven and a half inches long. The day after she disappeared, I was ecstatic to see her again as I left for work; she reclaimed her spot on my head for a moment, but then took off. Jimmy returned

home for lunch to find her perched on the porch, too warm and too hungry but very excited to see him. Eva’s little feather-dance confirmed it. He phoned with the news and said she was safely back in the house— I could hear cooing in the background. She hasn’t been outdoors since. Our house is certainly a menagerie, with all sorts of barking, snarling, flapping and snoring. We continue to remind each other that Eva is loose in the kitchen or that the Lab


has wandered— backwards— into the basement. While we may be the protectors in a sense, it is the animals— each with a distinct personality— who keep us sane while driving us crazy, who shower unconditional love while wetting the floor, and who let loose with a cacophony of howling when the mailman delivers. Above all, it is Eva (who really is above it all) who shows us that ugliness grows to beauty and a song can indeed make the day sweeter. Cooka-loo!


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“There are a lot of people all over the world who make a living off of Sleeping Beauty,” Nichols says. “My customers are heartbroken, to say the least.” Within the last 24 years, Sleeping Beauty has become one of the largest turquoise mining operations in the U.S. Nichols' company sold the renowned turquoise in various sizes to clientele worldwide, as close as California and New Mexico, and as far as Florida, New York, Italy, Germany, Spain and China. Turquoise is found in other parts of Arizona, as well as New Mexico, Nevada, Iran and China. At the Bisbee mine down south, turquoise tends to have a rich brown matrix, the vein-like mineral deposits that often run across its surface. Turquoise from Nevada and China tends to be greener.

Yet Sleeping Beauty turquoise is coveted by many for its unique physical characteristics. It typically has a light, sky blue coloring, comparable to the shade of a robin's egg. It has little to no matrix. The only other region of the world with turquoise like it is 'Persian turquoise', found in Iran, Nichols says. “I didn't have to sell to my customers,” he says. “Sleeping Beauty turquoise is considered the best in the world.” Before it was a turquoise mine, Sleeping Beauty was mined for copper. Chemically, turquoise must form in the presence of copper phosphate and aluminum. Sure enough, after copper mining the site ended in the '70s, Sleeping Beauty became a turquoise mine.

Mediz does all of his own turquoise cutting. In any given day, Mediz may cut 50 stones. First he slices the turquoise with a diamond saw. Then he grinds the outer edges and mounts it onto a dop stick with jeweler's wax. Then it is ready to cut.

Starting in 1988, Nichols and his partner at the time, William 'Waldo' Preston, acquired the lease to Sleeping Beauty after L.W. Hardy. From then on, they ran the show together, until Preston's passing 10 years ago. In those years, they modernized and mechanized the mine by bringing in excavators, 50-ton trucks, and conveyor belts and screens, moving most of the workers from scouting turquoise 'on the ground' to working alongside the conveyor belts inside. Back in the old days, less than 50 percent of Sleeping Beauty turquoise was recovered. With this process, Nichols' crew recovered more than 95 percent. Turquoise, Continued on page 33

Sleeping Beauty was solely mined for turquoise starting hte '70s and grew into one of the largest turquoise mining operations in the US.

Winter 2013 Turquoise, Continued from page 32 Now, the mine is in the hands of BHP again, and is currently being assessed for more potential copper mining. "The timing is unfortunate," Nichols says. "Sleeping Beauty turquoise has always been a booming business, and the value has always gone up. But within the last two or three years, the turquoise market is approaching its second peak," he adds. The last peak occurred in the '70s, with turquoise sales reaching an all-time high in 1972. John Mediz remembers it well. “In the 1970s, turquoise was king,” says the owner of Globe's Rock Shop. “Everybody was buying turquoise." Mediz is a rock guy. He used to own a couple mines in Globe-Miami, and has owned the Rock Shop on Ash Street since

1970. He sells every type of rock and stone imaginable, including turquoise. He carries turquoise from the Sleeping Beauty and Morenci mines in Arizona, as well as the Fox, Carico Lake, and Royston mines in Nevada. Like Nichols, Mediz works with clientele from all over the world. He ships as far as Europe and China, and has clients who visit from abroad yearly to buy whatever large pieces are available. As far as turquoise goes, his walk-in customers are usually

interested in whatever Sleeping Beauty turquoise he has in stock. And in the mid-'70s, he remembers spending as many as 15 days a month cutting turquoise in his shop. The cut stones were then used to make squash blossoms, bracelets and rings, he remembers. At that time he had a large clientele of Zuni and Navajo buying his cut turquoise. Turquoise buying is different these days, he notices. “I don't see people wearing big chunky things,” he observes. “I don't see anybody wearing squash blossoms anymore.” This is because the turquoise demand shifted, Nichols says. While baroque and Native American turquoise jewelry dominated the market for many years, nowadays it

only occupies about 10 percent of the turquoise market. Fine jewelry, made of turquoise set in silver or gold, or matched with diamonds and opal, is far more profitable now, dominating the other 90 percent of the market. Nichols typically sells Sleeping Beauty turquoise uncut, or “in the rough”. Most of his clients are middle men, who use the stones to make Turquoise, Continued on page 34




Turquoise, Continued from page 33 cabochons, beads, barrels and tubes to sell to jewelry makers. On any given day he might sell to a customer who then sells to as many as 500 Navajo and Hopi in New Mexico. Up to this point, Sleeping Beauty has made at least 50 percent of U.S. turquoise stock, he says. Now that Sleeping Beauty is stopping production, its price has already risen 30 to 50 percent. “We could sell it all right now,” he says. Instead, he will continue to sell Sleeping Beauty turquoise by demand, as long as it stays profitable and supplies remain. Meanwhile, Nichols also owns the renewable multi-year lease to the Kingman Mine in northwestern Arizona with his partner Marty Colbaugh. "It is the only other industrial turquoise mining operation in the state," Nichols says. Like Sleeping Beauty, the Kingman closed and reopened, and changed hands in ownership. Nichols and Colbaugh have been mining there for seven years since it reopened. Kingman turquoise is equally desirable to Sleeping Beauty turquoise, Nichols says, but its physical characteristics are much different. It often has a spiderweb matrix, or is splotched with 'birds eyes', created by golden-colored iron pyrite or copper pyrite deposits, contrasting Sleeping Beauty's typically clear matrix. As turquoise sources are diminishing, the value of turquoise is increasing as it is becoming more rare. Dr. Carol Jones is a paleontologist who teaches geology at the Payson branch of Gila Community College. “Be careful if you are buying modern material,” she cautions. “The good stuff has been mined out.” Much of what is left, she adds,

is “what is politely called stabilized turquoise”, which is when porous chunks of turquoise are impregnated with wax, plastic or oil in order to improve their quality. Also beware of reconstituted turquoise, she says, which is small bits of turquoise that are powdered and reformed into chunks. Finally, beware of fakes. “Some people just sell plastic,” she says. Others will dye magnesite or halite blue and sell it as turquoise, Nichols adds. He suggests a couple methods to test 'suspect' turquoise. One is to simply try breaking it open. Another is to heat a pin with a lighter and touch it to the rock. If it is plastic, it will melt. "Another easy way to determine whether or not turquoise is real is by the price. Chances are, if a strand of 'turquoise' beads is selling for $8, it is probably not real," he says. A real strand normally sells at $400. As long as the price of turquoise stays up, it will remain valuable, he adds. “It's an age-old gemstone,” Nichols says. “It's been around thousands of years, since the Egyptian pharaohs wore it.” And it' value is not likely to change.

Jenn Walker is originally from Sacramento, CA, where she has written for various publications as a freelance writer. Jenn moved to Globe-Miami last year on a whim. She initially signed on to do freelance stories for GlobeMiamiTimes (GMT) in 2012 and joined GMT full-time this year as a writer/photographer and coadministrator of GMT Facebook page.

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Different Kinds Of Homes In A Different Kind Of Town Superior opens up eclectic homes for annual home tour By Jenn Walker

When was the last time you visited Mattie Earp's grave? Celia Ann “Mattie” Blaylock Earp, lover and common law wife to the infamous Wyatt Earp, rests in Superior, AZ. This year's fifth annual Superior Home Tour is an excellent opportunity to pay Mattie a visit, since the Forest Service just opened up that area. Every year, Superior attracts as many as 1000 people to tour its eclectic homes. On January 26 and 27, visitors can embark on the selfguided tour through the town. Six homes will be shown this year, one of which was recently featured on Arizona Highways Roadshow. This is a different kind of home tour in a different kind of town, says event coordinator Sue Anderson. “This is not a Scottsdale or Mesa Home Tour where you're going to see these glorious, beautiful festive homes,” she says. Superior hosts a small artists' community, and several of the homes are owned by artists, she says. The artistic influence is obvious. “What we've got going for us is the ability for people to go and do wonderful things, very creative things, using recycled materials, things from garage sales, thing being thrown away, and just do magnificent things

with their homes,” she explains. One of the homes is a quintessential party house, she says, equipped with a soda fountain and jukebox. In between viewing homes, visitors can stop to listen to live music, as well as historians discussing Superior's history and mining, along Main Street. Several artists will make the trip to Superior from the infamous village of Mata Ortiz to craft, showcase and sell their pottery on-site. An antique show is scheduled with at least 15 dealers selling jewelry and furniture, and an art show will take place at the senior center. The “chocolate lady” Mary Joseph will have her decorative chocolates for sale out of Porter's Cafe, and Saturday morning the Superior Fire Department will host a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. A $12 dollar ticket covers two days access to the tour, the entertainment and the shows. Tickets are also available for $10 prepaid over the phone. In addition, each ticket holder will receive two-for-one tickets to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum and the Renaissance Festival. Find the schedule of events online at, or call (602) 625-3151 for additional information.


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