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Econ Eagle Soars to Win $500 Scholarship BY M R S . W R I G H T, M O U N TA I N S K Y E N T R E PR E N EU R I A L PR O G R A M Lily Goodwin won a $500 scholarship for the essay she wrote for the Payback Challenge. The Payback Challenge is an online program that helps students understand the reality of paying for college and maintaining a work-life balance. The students in Mrs. Wright’s Economics and Personal Finance class played the Payback Challenge and then participated in an essay contest that asked the question “How could you use the Payback Challenge to talk with your parents or guardians about paying for college”? Only one essay could be submitted per school and Lily’s was selected out of about 100 essays that were written by the Econ/Finance students.  Lily then went on to be one of two honorable mention winners in the state of Arizona! Congratulations Lily! Left: Mr. Mason, Lily Goodwin & Mrs. Wright celebrate her scholarship.

Trick Or Treating for a Cause Orange pumpkins on doorsteps and orange candy corn in buckets are iconic staples of Halloween, but the season can be about more than fun and treats. Since 1950, generations of children in the United States have gone door-to-door on Halloween with the iconic orange coin collection boxes calling out, “Trick-orTreat for UNICEF!” With nearly $177 million raised for health care, education, nutrition and more for children, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has evolved into a month-long celebration of the power of kids helping kids. Throughout October, kids, parents and teachers across the country can be “scary good” and add purpose to Halloween by supporting the organization’s work for children around the world. In fact, donations as small as 50 cents can contribute to lifesaving change. When kids participate, they can learn about global issues and feel empowered to make a difference. For parents and teachers, it’s a time-tested tool to help teach kids about the value of helping others and shape the next generation of global citizens. Sharing the caring  In addition, a series of partners and supporters are also making it easy to inspire change. 


This year, Key Club International, as a national partner, will continue to participate by raising funds for The Eliminate Project, which seeks to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus, a deadly disease that claims the lives of thousands of babies and mothers each year. A student-led service leadership program of Kiwanis International, Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. For more information, visit TheEliminateProject.org or KeyClub.org.  Sony Pictures Entertainment will also support the campaign with “Goosebumps 2’s” very own Slappy hosting Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF’s daily treats calendar, available at TrickorTreatforUNICEF.org throughout the month of October. Sharing the spirit Start making big change and remind family and friends to pick up their own little orange boxes and share your Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF story on social media using the hashtags #BeScaryGood #TOT4UNICEF #KidsHelpingKids and tagging @UNICEFUSA.  Visit TrickorTreatforUNICEF.org all month long for daily surprises as well as downloadable DIY donation boxes and additional resources.

Another idea on How to Do Philanthropic Trick-Or-Treating Hana here! When I was in high school, we went trick-or-treating for canned goods to donate to our local shelters & food banks. Everyone was more than willing to help us out, so don't be afraid to ask! The end of Halloween starts the beginning of the holiday season - this is when many families are in need of food most, so this is a critical time to start collecting. What are other ways you can give back this month? And P.S. don't forget to tag us on Facebook to show us your great costumes this year! #TrickorTreatMV

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Millennials are Changing the Housing Market B Y K I M G E O R G E , L O N G R E A LT Y U P T O W N One of my favorite groups of buyers are first time homebuyers. They are often making the largest purchase of their life, to this point, and are really excited about dreaming of the possibilities of home ownership. A large part of the first-time homebuyer group is millennials (defined as persons that are currently aged between 20-34). Every generation has qualities that are unique to them, and the millennials are no different. It is expected that 66.1% of millennials are planning on purchasing a home in the next 5 years. So, if you are thinking of selling your home in the near future, here is what you need to know to attract this group of buyers. They are very tech savvy. You are probably saying to yourself, “I already knew that.” It goes beyond them just being great with computers and technology. Their devices are such a large part of how they conduct business and communicate, that cell phone reception and internet providers are exceptionally important to them. This is also attributed to the fact that many of them work from home. Smart homes are also very appealing as being able to control the a/c, lock the doors, turn on lights, etc., from their devices ranks high on their list of wants. A millennial buyer typically isn’t looking for a fixer upper. Plumbing and electrical issues are among their top concerns, therefore, 48% of them purchase new builds. The also tend to be drawn to newly renovated homes. They typically don’t have the time or cash to spend on renovations. If millennials are your target buyer, you may need to consider updating. Kitchens, baths, laundry rooms, and outdoor spaces are among the areas that are top of their mind. Lastly…location, location, location! Those of

them that do commute to work, want to be close. According to a recent survey, 65% of millennials say that a neighborhood close to their workplace is one of the most important factors they consider when purchasing a home. With so many millennials coming in to the housing market and on average, selling their homes every 6 years, it’s important that sellers know what they are looking for. This generation is smart, tech savvy, does their research, and knows exactly what they want.

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TRAPPED IN MOON VALLEY LET TER FROM THE EDITOR Moon Valley, It’s where you live or somewhere close by. The subdivisions of Moon Valley I and Moon Valley II were mapped in September and November of 1960. Moon Valley III was a remap of part of Moon Valley and done in October, 1967. In approximately November, 1969, a non profit corporation called “Moon Valley Homeowners’ Association” was formed. It was incorporated August 11, 1994 as “The Moon Valley Homeowners  Association, Inc.” Starting at the intersection of Thunderbird and Coral Gables Drive, Phoenix, Arizona, then East on Thunderbird to Canterbury Drive, the North to Boca Raton, the East to Medinan, then North to Tam O’Shanter, the East to the intersection of Hearn Road and 7th Street, then North to the intersection of Coral Gables and 7th Street, then West and South to the intersection of Coral Gables and Thunderbird Road. This was Moon Valley, although today the boundaries in which we refer to our quaint little community have grown and expanded just a bit. Mostly because people want to be part of our little hamlet and have that prestigious Moon Valley address. Moon Valley Country Club’s tag line is “Where Friends Invite Friends”, a neighborhood of great friends and family, a great place to live and raise children, grow old and watch the sunsets. Many of you have lived in this fine area for more than 15, 20, and even 50+ years. We are a proud community, and the Moon Valley Tattler is privileged to continue to work, play and report on all the great happenings, achievements, successes, triumphs, and everyday life. After more than 38 years of continuous publishing we thank you, our advertisers, readers, writers, and followers. Print is alive and we are filling in with facebook and Instagram posts as well. Help us, tag, share and respond. Be part of it.

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North Valley Symphony Orchestra Announces their first concert of the 2018-19 Concert Season

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BY CINDY KOZ ACEK North Valley Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the opening of their seventh concert season with “Fall Fright Night”, Oct. 20th, 2018. The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. at North Canyon H.S. Performing Arts Auditorium, 1700 E. Union Hills Drive. The program includes several selections heard in scary movies or t.v. programs. Included is music from Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Psycho, creating the suspenseful and sometimes terrifying atmosphere of the film. You’ll hear theme music from A Nightmare on Elm Street, a 1984 American slasher film, and The Funeral March of a Marionette, a piece written by Charles Gounod in 1872, that you’ll recognize as theme music for the t.v. series Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Two pieces from Walt Disney’s animated film, Fantasia, will be part of the program -- the theme around apprentice Mickey Mouse in Paul Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and RimskyKorsakov’s arrangement of Night on Bald Mountain. “In addition to performing well-known movie and t.v. themes, we’re excited to bring other classic pieces with frightful undertones to our October audience,” says Music Director, Kevin Kozacek. “We’ll play a symphonic poem by César Franck called The Accursed Huntsman, a story of a Count of the Rhine who dares to go hunting on a Sunday morning, in violation of the Sabbath.” “In the fifth movement of Symphony Fantastique, you’ll hear how Berlioz used orchestra instruments to tell a story of the ‘Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath.’ Listen for strange noises that sound like groans, the clarinet sounding like witches mocking the main character, and high-registered descending staccato violins sounding like laughter. This concert is a great warm-up to the Halloween season,” says Kozacek. North Valley Youth Orchestra, conducted by Josh Lynch, will introduce their season at the Oct. 20th concert by taking the stage for a short time to perform Elfman’s This is Halloween, arranged by Kazik. Ticket prices are $5.00 each concert, or $15 for a season pass that includes all four concerts. For more information about NVSO, to purchase tickets, or if interested in supporting one of the concerts, visit NVSO’s website (northvalleysymphony.org). Craig Triplett, NVSO Concertmaster PHOTO Credit: Elena Thornton



As your kids get older it becomes harder to find things that you want to do together. Remember the days when you and the kids were equally excited about a trip to the park or the zoo? Then the kids enter high school and they don’t want to be seen with their parents. As the parent of a daughter, I have had that fear for years. At what point will she ask me to drop her off around the corner so she isn’t seen with me? How do I continue to have a relationship with her as she grows up? A few years ago a friend mentioned an organization to me that really helps to foster mother-daughter relationships. It’s called National Charity League, Inc. (NCL), and it’s a non-profit organization that focuses on philanthropic work that mothers and daughters participate in together. It sounded exactly like what I was looking for! NCL, Inc. helps to foster the bond between a mother and daughter while helping to develop strong women leaders who serve and impact the community. It’s about being able to volunteer and help a charity while spending time together. This helps to establish a sense of responsibility in the girls and teaches them the importance of being gracious. Girls usually join NCL, Inc. as they are finishing 6th grade and commit through the end of high school although you can join through 9th grade if openings are available. If you have a daughter who is currently in 6th grade and are interested in learning more, I would encourage you to come and learn more about NCL, Inc. on Sunday, November 4 at 4:30 p.m. at Lookout Mountain Elementary School. This Prospective Member Information Meeting will last about an hour and will provide all needed information regarding the opportunities and obligations of membership. November 4th, 4:30pm Lookout Mountain Elementary


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Oct. 20, 2018 “Fall Fright Night” Prepare yourself for an evening of spooktacular musical masterpieces.

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Reaching out for Autism B Y S O P H I A S C H W A B , C L A S S O F 2 0 19 The Moon Valley Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.) is a philanthropic partner with Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC), a nonprofit organization that offers a variety of resources to both individuals and parents affected by autism. SARRC provides education and outreach programs as well research to help individuals living with autism integrate into society. The three campuses, located between Phoenix Children’s Hospital and St. Luke’s Medical Center, include the Sybil B. Harrington Campus for Exceptional Children, the Colonel Harland D. Sanders Center for Autism Studies, and the Vocational and Life Skills Academy. All three sites provide a safe place for families and are used as models for other research facilities around the United States. When my mom and I recently volunteered at SAARC, we helped sanitize board games and play equipment for the upcoming week and sorted through the remaining goodie bags from a recent fundraising event. It was impressive to see how SAARC reaches out to the community and tries to educate people about Autism Spectrum Disorder. “I wondered what their goals were, so it was very interesting to tour their facility and get a better understanding of everything that SAARC does,” says Teresa Schwab after touring the Sybil B. Harrington campus. SARRC in a nonprofit organization that receives less than three percent of its funding from the state and federal government. Donations are always needed! If you or your family would like to help SARRC, you can sign up to volunteer on its website or participate in their “Ways to Give” program. SAARC can use many different types of donations, including services (such as providing a birthday party) and multiple wish list items such as kids’ outdoor sports equipment, gift cards to retail stores such as Pictured (from left to right): Target or Costco, and even vehicle donations. NCL, Inc. is a philanthropic organization with over Sophia Schwab, Class of 2019; Teresa Schwab, Member 200 chapters across the country that all share the mission of fostering strong mother-daughter relationships through community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Class sizes range from 7th to 12th grade. For more information about NCL, Inc. please visit our website at www.nclmoonvalley.com. Mothers and Daughters Serving Communities Together


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Choosing the Right Finishes, and do I need to stick with Just one? BY STEPHANIE RITSCHER The numerous choices in our marketplace today can make the selection process very confusing and overwhelming. Many people get so overwhelmed, they end up choosing what seems like the easiest path, and they give up on many of the design flairs that they saw in magazines or models that got them excited in the first place. You should try to use a variety of materials in one’s home, but the goal would be to not place them all in just one room. Consider putting stone on an unimposing wall, mosaic on a back splash or in a floor detail, accent paint or faux on a focal wall. You could add wallpaper to a bathroom or laundry. A home can have stone, carpet and wood, as long as, they are placed purposely and not all in one space. Cabinets are another area that can be jazzed up, either with hardware, glaze or color. I just would be careful to limit how many color changes you make. A more monochromatic color scheme will allow, almost require, more changes so the design isn’t boring. The use of brighter colors will call for less variations in products in order to avoid a busy feeling. It is the variety of texture, color and pattern that can make a room interesting and cause the eye to wander, encompassing the entire space. If we are only emphasizing one area, this is the focus points guests will see first when they come to your home. We want them to feel drawn in and excited at every turn with the fun and unique aspects you have created in your home.

Double the fun Compared to Journalism I BY TAYLOR W. & KESLEE H. | MOUNTAIN SK Y JOURNALISM Journalism consists of two groups, both Journalism I and II. Currently there are thirty two journalism students, eight of which are Journalism II. All of the Journalism students help design, create and develop our yearbook, newspaper and website. To become a Journalism II student, you must first complete the semester-long Journalism I course. In Journalism I, students learn about writing, interviewing, editing, and photography skills that are crucial to producing a yearbook and newspaper. After taking this course, students must obtain Mrs. Davis’s signed permission to continue into Journalism II the following semester. Selected students must demonstrate exceptional work ethics, determination, ability to meet given deadlines, and openness to constructive criticism and editing. Mrs. Davis strategically chooses Journalism II students based on the aforementioned and ability to work individually and as a part of a team. Being in Journalism II means that you are responsible and independent. After going through Journalism I, you know where your strong spots are and what you enjoy working on. With this, you can take charge of your work with or without the help from your peers. Certain students work better on their own, while others are the opposite and appreciate the support from a partner. Journalism II students will also mentor and work with Journalism I students. Over the course of the semester, Journalism II students are tasked with creating the newspaper, yearbook and website. It is the responsibility of this group to ensure that Mountain Sky’s students receive the best quality product each time. Journalism II students also have items published in the Moon Valley Tattler and organization websites.

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Common Dental Questions - Asked & Now AnSWered B Y N E E T U G U P TA PAT E L , D. D. S . , F. A . G . D. 1. My dentist says I need to come in 3 times a year for a cleaning, is that correct? Contrary to popular belief, not every person is on the “every six moths” schedule for his or her dental hygiene visits. The number of times you are recommended to come in is based on a customized diagnosis for your teeth and oral health care. For some, two times a year is perfect, but with others a different assessment can be made. It starts when plaque builds up under the gum line, and over time, hardens turning into what we call calculus. This then hinders a healthy attachment between the gums, bone and tooth structure. After your hygienist completes a deeper cleaning to remove this debris, it is then necessary to come in more frequently. This will help maintain the area, helping prevent a re-build up calculus again. Based on several factors, a determination will be made if you should come in every 4 months (3x year) or every 3 months (4 x year). So yes, it can be correct to have to go in for a dental cleaning more than two times a year! 2. I’ve been waking up in the morning with jaw soreness, does that have anything to do with my teeth? Long story short, more than likely, yes. Many times we don’t realize we are actually grinding or clenching our teeth while we sleep. Sometimes a partner or

spouse will notice sounds, but often there is no noise at all. However, the damage being done during this period will create other issues and symptoms along the way. Some examples include the aforementioned jaw muscle tightness and soreness, worn teeth, headaches, neck and shoulder muscle tension, and tooth pain, to name a few. If you consistently experience any of these symptoms, or have had locked-jaw on occasion, it is definitely time to see your dentist to get an evaluation. 3. Should I include brushing my tongue when I clean my teeth? Keeping up with good oral hygiene includes brushing your teeth, gums, and your tongue. Just like bacteria builds up on and in between your teeth, bacteria also builds up on your tongue. As you can feel, the surface of your tongue is not completely smooth, so food particles and bacteria collect in its grooves and crevices. This trapped debris can cause a white or yellow film to form on top of your tongue, and it can also cause bad breath! Bacteria from your tongue can also be “transferred” back to your teeth after brushing, if it’s not removed. So how do you clean your tongue? The two options here, either with your toothbrush or with a tongue scraper. You choose, but definitely complete this step- your mouth and your partner will thank you for it.

Become an Informed Voter - it counts! BY BRET ALDIERI, MVNA PRESIDENT The key that makes our democracy work is when each citizen of our country exercises their right to vote. To exercise your right responsibly, you need to be informed on the issues, proposed solutions and candidate positions. There is so much noise on every issue that it’s difficult to get to the bottom of what a proposition means or what a candidate running for office really stands for. You can listen to your favorite talk radio host, read the newspaper or on-line blogs, and watch your favorite cable news channel – but any of these won’t give you the full picture for any specific candidate or issue. I’ve struggled with the same dilemma but have uncovered some resources to share as we all get ready for the upcoming mid-term elections. In addition to candidates running for Federal office, this election includes state, regional and city elections. There are also a handful of propositions listed on the ballot for November for the State of Arizona. The first good resource is from the State of Arizona Secretary of State office, who produce and distribute a pamphlet about the propositions and list opinions that are in favor and in opposition to each. This pamphlet can be found at www.azsos.gov/ elections.2018-pubilicty-pamphlet. This website also lists all of the candidates for office and has info on each. They also distribute a sample ballot prior to the election, and if you request one, will send you an advanced absentee ballot that you can fill out from home and either mail in, or bring to a local polling place on election day. It’s important to keep an open mind and review alternative views. Our local


PBS channel carries debates among Arizona candidates for local offices where you can hear directly from those that are running for office. The internet is a powerful tool, however not everything on it is true. You might check the individual candidate websites where their positions on issues are outlined to help you to better understand how their views may match your own. I encourage you to fact check anything said or written to ensure it’s accurate, especially if that fact is key to your vote. You can locate fact check options on line like FactCheck.Org or Politifact.com. I don’t recommend putting much faith into the barrage of TV and on-line commercials that are paid for by groups supporting only one side of an issue. They tend to skew facts to make their case. Let’s all own this country we love and do the responsible thing in preparing for the November election. Please become an informed voter. Thanks to all who came out for our fun Sept 29th G.A.I.N Event! Moon Valley Neighborhood Association (MVNA) is a not for profit group, with an all-volunteer board whose goals are: to promote health, safety and welfare of our Moon Valley Residents. Frequent our website for community events and to register for weekly email of top local stories and events: http://moonvalleyna.org.

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         Birthday Buddies (Moon Valley Circa 1998) I was walking Ananda, enjoying the coolness of an early Phoenix morning, when a women from a neighboring house, morning paper in hand, walked down her drive. “Hi, I’m Martha Santos,” she said.  If my hands weren’t occupied, containing my overly friendly sixty-pound chow mix, I would have offered one in greeting, “Roseanne Boyle.” I said. “And who’s this?” Martha reached down to pet Nanda’s welcoming brow. “How are you sweet thing,” she cooed, to which Ananda nuzzled against her. “You’re new in Moon Valley,” she stated rather than asked, refocusing her attention my way. “Have you thought about joining our Women’s Club. We have a luncheon every month. There a ton of small groups to join,” she took a step back to move clear of Ananda’s increasing exuberance. “If you play cards, there’s Bridge and Canasta, even Mahjong. I’m in the Restaurant Review Club. We meet once a month to try new places. It’s great fun.” “Sounds it.” I said giving the leash a yank discouraging impolite sniffing.        “If you like, you can come to a luncheon as my guest. The next one is September 13. It’s the first one of the new season. They’ll have membership forms available.” Martha managed a short breath before adding, “So, what do you like to do?”        “Well, I’m not much on games. Ananda, sit!” I barked to no avail.        “We have book clubs,” Martha added without missing a beat “and one of the ladies talked about starting a writing group. I’m really excited about that. I’ve liked writing since grade school.”        “Really! That’s a coincidence. Ananda, down.” I tugged the leash pulling her front paws off Martha’s chest and back to the pavement. “Sorry, about that, we’ve been working on not jumping up.” This time I pressed her tail wagging bottom into a sit position.         Martha waved her hand in a don’t worry about it gesture before discretely wiping loose dirt from her shorts. “So, what do you think,” she asked, coming back on point. “It will be my treat.”        “Love to,” I said.        “Fabulous! I’ll send my check in today.” She paused a moment remembering the paper under her arm. Efficiently, she thumbed though the pages opening to the desired location in one practiced movement. “I don’t care much for news, too depressing,” she said scanning the page, “but I can’t start my day without checking my horoscope. I’m a Capricorn. What’s your sign?”        “Aquarius, January twenty-third.”        “I’m in January too, the third. We should go out to lunch for our birthday’s.”         And we did just that and every January after. I would have to say that was the longest lasting gift my birthday ever rendered; an endearing friendship spanning twenty years and still going strong.


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After riding in mud Tuesday in Prescot . I had a muddy bike. Because this mud was clay based removal soon is important. This clay mud will harden and be like cement if not removed. Quickest method is the dollar car wash but with high pressure water grease in hubs ect. Are washed away[don’t do that]. Garden hose with a sprayer works well along with a old tooth brush. If a leather seat is on the bike retreat with conditioner When bike is dry relube derailers cables brake pivots. Bike will need regreasing hubs fork crank if bike was under water[ deep water crossing]. Light duty cleaning can be done with Windex cloth plus a small brush. Waxing will help keep rust away plus give a little shine. Bikes don’t need cleaning everytime riden but should be looked over for wore or loose parts. Clean ride is a healthy ride.

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Kent Thomas has been a Moon Valley resident for 24 years. He was a successful licensed physical therapist until an accident brought much hardship into his life. He survived a decade of medical pain management, prescription drug addiction and other physical hardships, eventually ending up bed bound for 3 1/2 years, and has become a new man, finding his awareness with God and guru and is now an artist, poet and musician. His art can be seen in two local restaurants and his first book of poetry and art (Lines of Sanity- True Confessions Of a Self-Realized Soul) will be released later this year.

Bennie was originally rescued by an Arizona Humane Society Emergency Animal Medical Technician™ in 2016 as an injured stray, treated for his wounds and adopted. Unfortunately, his previous owner surrendered the 12-year-old pittie when they simply could no longer care for him anymore. Although he is a little on the older side, Bennie has an amazing quality of life and is about as sweet and gentle as they come. This pup at heart loves to hang out, get a good neck scratch and is super curious. Always wanting to be around his human, adorable Bennie loves to sit next to you and is always up for a fun car ride. Meet Bennie at the Arizona Humane Society’s Sunnyslope Campus located at 9226 N. 13th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021. His adoption fee includes his neuter surgery, vaccines, microchip and a free follow-up vet exam with VCA Animal Hospitals. For those interested in learning more about Bennie, please call 602997-7585 and ask for animal number 583733. If he has already been adopted, please visit azhumane.org to see our photo gallery of adoptable pets waiting for their forever home

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Estate Planning for Brady Bunch Families B Y L I B B Y B A N K S , T H E L AW O F F I C E O F L I B B Y B A N K S , P L L C In first marriages, a couple generally has identical goals for their estate planning: take care of the surviving spouse for as long as he or she lives, then distribute what’s left to their children. But second marriages can be different. The blended family – his children, her children and sometimes their children as well – can require more complicated planning. Each spouse may have separate assets as well as their joint and community assets. Both usually want at least some of their assets to go to their own children after they die. At the same time, they want to make sure the surviving spouse has enough to live on. When it comes to a blended family, a couple needs to put a plan in place, if they want to be sure their goals are met. This won’t happen automatically. Think about one of the most famous blended families – the Brady Bunch. What happens if Carol and Mike have all their assets in joint tenancy and don’t have a will or trust? If Mike is the first to die, Carol will get all the couple’s joint assets. But then what happens when Carol dies? Without a will or trust state law steps in. Arizona law says that Carol’s children get her assets. That means the three girls get everything and Mike’s boys are left out. Do you think those girls are going to share the wealth with Mike’s sons? I’ll leave that to your imagination. If Mike and Carol’s plan was to divide everything between all six of the kids, they may have prevented it from happening because they failed to have an estate plan. What if Mike had a rental property that was in his name only and not in joint tenancy? Again, state law will step in if he doesn’t plan. Arizona law provides that on Mike’s death Carol inherits half of Mike’s sole property and Mike’s sons get the other half. If Mike intends for Carol to get it all (or he wants his boys to have it instead), he has to put a plan in place to ensure that his property goes where he wants it to. Mike and Carol may want to be sure that the survivor of them is well cared for, but they also want to be sure their own kids share in what’s left after they are both gone. They can plan for this in their trust. The trust can provide that some of their assets go to an irrevocable trust at the first spouse’s death. The surviving spouse is the beneficiary during his or her lifetime, and the trust says who gets the remaining assets on the survivor’s death. Who gets the rest of the assets can’t be changed by

the surviving spouse. This way we assure that some of the assets go to the children of the first spouse to die. An inheritance from Mike’s parents may also be part of the planning. He may want to add it to his and Carol’s joint trust but provide that these assets go to his sons when he dies, even if Carol survives him. On the other hand, he may want to keep the inheritance in a separate trust with only his sons as the beneficiaries. What about Mike’s 401(k) and Carol’s IRA? If Mike is the beneficiary on Carol’s IRA then on her death he rolls the IRA into his own name and can designate whomever he wants as a beneficiary. If Carol wants to be sure Mike doesn’t designate his new wife as the beneficiary, she has to plan for that. She can create a Standalone Retirement Trust and designate it as her beneficiary. The Retirement Trust can provide that Mike receives lifetime income from the IRA in the Retirement Trust, but the trust allows Carol to say who gets it after Mike’s death – whether it’s her kids or all six kids. What if that new wife that Mike marries after Carol is gone is substantially younger than he is? If Mike gives all the assets to her, even in a trust that will go to his sons after her death, it may mean his sons don’t get any of their inheritance until they are quite old. If Mike wants them to have something for their retirement, he may need to plan to distribute some assets to them on his death, while still providing for his new, young wife (who, by the way, is not nearly as pretty as Carol was!). There are many factors that go into estate planning for a blended family. It’s a good idea for a blended family couple to discuss their individual estate planning goals together. If they are similar, then the task may be somewhat easy, and they can plan with the same attorney. If their goals and ideas are considerably different, separate attorneys may be needed. Most couples do have one common goal, which is doing the right thing for everyone involved: themselves, their spouse, their children, and their spouse’s children. A good estate planning attorney can help put together a plan that accomplishes your goals. If I can help, call me at (602) 375-6752, email me at libby@libbybanks.com or contact me on my website, www.libbybanks.com.

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B Y T O M S E R T I C H , K I R K D E V E L O P M E N T C O M PA N Y We look forward to this time of year, because heat is over and temperatures are great. Take advantage of this time being outdoors as much as you can.Weekends enjoyed in the back yard and dinners on the patio are an Arizona tradition. It doesn’t take much planning to set up a nice BBQ area, whether it’s hamburgers and hot dogs for the kids or steaks for you, your family and friends. Moving cooking to the outdoors gives you a more relaxing atmosphere and generally an easier clean up. There is a wide variety of BBQ grilles, outdoor kitchen and ovens. You can also purchase BBQ accessories, o u t d o o r furniture, warmers, beverage chillers, refrigerators, sinks and electric smokers. Companies offer endless choices at any price range. BBQ grilles come in a variety of options. Electric, Gas, Charcoal, Smokers and pizza ovens. You can choose from standalone grilles, or built in BBQ grilles. Built in BBQ’s can be masonry or prefabricated. The grilling width is important based on how many people will be joining in on the BBQ. There’s nothing more satisfying and relaxing than cooking on an outdoor fire If you are looking for ideas on how you can take advantage of space in your own back yard, the internet has an endless supply of ideas. Let your imagination go wild and create a hide-a-way all your own or a place for the whole family to enjoy. Start planning now and see how easy it is to enjoy theArizona Lifestyle! Contact Kirk Development 602 944-3658 for a free estimate. If you are interested in receiving our newsletter please send the request to designbuild@kirkdevco.com.

Maintenance and Prevention DR . JAME Y REICHOW Have you ever heard the phrase, ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? Truer words have not yet been spoken. This particular phrase comes from one of the great minds in history…Benjamin Franklin. I marvel at the fact that so much of our life particularly our time, money and energy are spent on upkeep, or maintenance of particular “things”. These “things” range from significant “things” such as our homes, our cars or trucks, boats and toys, to the lawnmower, or our air conditioners, computers, printers, etc. If you think about it, almost every “thing” in life requires maintenance. And for all those other “things” that are not maintained, well we use them up until they no longer can serve their purpose and then they are promptly disposed of and replaced. Maintenance is a big part of what we do on a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly basis. To think about the reasons why we maintain these inanimate “things” in our lives the answers are pretty obvious: for proper functioning, for longevity, to avoid bigger more expensive problems, to avoid having to replace it because replacing it is expensive. These reasons make perfect sense. So why do most of us neglect to maintain the most important “thing” in our lives… ourselves?! Our bodies need maintenance! Our bodies require at least the same upkeep as those inanimate “things” plus some because of the additional stresses we as individuals have. That we as living beings have. Our bodies endure far more stresses than our homes, cars, ACs, mowers, etc. We have physical stress, mental stress, chemical stress, nutritional stress, repetitive stress, postural stress, overworked and unrested, stress we put on ourselves, and so on. So lets apply these principles of maintenance to ourselves. Proper functioning- this is chiropractic philosophy- biomechanics. The brain-body connection. Every cell, tissue, organ functions because the information sent and received from the brain. This information travels along the nerves. Subtle misalignments that often aren’t detected through symptoms interrupt this axom. Longevity, not only the quantity of life but also quality of life. How we feel on a daily basis? Fatigued, stiff, achy, dull pain, sharp pain, numbness, tingling, etc. Many people are so conditioned to these experiences that they don’t remember what its like to not feel this way. To avoid bigger more expensive problems: chiropractic treatments help keep healthier spines and joints which lead to healthier individual overall. It reduces the risk of injury and illness. To avoid having to replace it because it’s expensive. The average cost of a hip replacement for an uninsured individual is $40,000. And for the insured, typically several thousands of dollars depending on the insured’s coverage. Then there’s physical therapy, post op appointments, check ups, time missed recovering and so on. And what about the parts of the body that can’t be replaced, our immune system, our nerves, our spine, or the central nervous system? We instinctively act on these premises that make maintenance a major part of our lives, yet so few apply it to the most important “thing” in our lives… our own bodies. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”! To health!!


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Black Mountain Police Precint Meeting BY FROST Y K ROENING Multiple topics were covered at the September 27 Black Mountain Precinct meeting at the Cambria Hotel on Irma Lane. The next meeting will be held:

October 25th at the IHOP restaurant on Happy Valley road near I-17 Time: 8:30 a.m. Commander Tom Van Dorn (Commander Tom) said that our precinct covers 182 square miles of Phoenix with 225,000 people. He has 235 patrol officers. There are seven precincts in Phoenix. Recruitment and training of new officers remains a priority. Crime is down citywide and in our precinct, but violent crime is up 3-4%. Commander Tom is working on bringing that number down to 1% by year end. He has a new administrative assistant named Linda Miller. She keeps track of all the officers and the maintenance of the cars they drive. Commander Tom has made it a priority to help officers deal peacefully with citizens who sometimes get a bit out of control and scare residents. One example is of an 18-year-old who was doing wheelies on city roads. The officers gave the young man a citation and he will have to appear in court. And, they talked with him about how his actions will affect his life going forward. He now understands that his talent on motorcycles can be demonstrated in more appropriate surroundings. Listening to people and helping them with their concerns and getting proper help in cases of mental illness and other situations are priorities in this precinct. It is being called “discretion” in handling calls...a good thing. Commander Tom gave a detailed description of the three committees/ agencies that examine what happens when a citizen is shot or otherwise harmed. Chief Williams personally arrives on the scene to question parties involved. The Use of Force Board which includes three community representatives (looking for volunteers) reviews the situation. Then the matter might be referred to the Disciplinary Review Board. The matter then might be sent to the County Attorney’s Office for consideration if a criminal charge is likely. The other side of this equasion is that attacks on police officers are up. With 48,000 people moving into Phoenix each year (mostly from California), there are many problems police face. New money has been provided to study the problem and find answers. Mental health, the opiod crisis, and anger toward police are deemed causes but what are the follow-up services that can mitigate violence toward police? These are being investigated. NOTE TO RESIDENTS: More officers have been trained in radar detection of speeders!!! Officers not trained in this skill are empowered to make warning speed stops. It is an important focus as pedestrian/car accidents have increased in Phoenix. The City soon will release the results of a study to learn what kinds of prevention factors can help lower the numbers. Crossing streets mid-block in the dark appears to be a leading cause of pedestrial/car accidents. Deb Stark, Councilwoman, reported that the City Council is beginning to study the building and construction needs of police and fire facilities in our precinct. A new fire house is being dedicated in the Norterra area. One citizen asked who to call if debris is found on the city’s freeways. All 911 calls about debris on freeways are referred to the State Patrol. We are lucky to have an excellent police team in our area. Thank you to all of the men and women who serve. And we are happy to meet them personally at the monthly meetings so we can thank them in person. And people should come meet Charlie, a young girl of about four, who, dressed as a junior police woman, attends meetings sometimes. She is amazing!

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The Gold Key Tennis Academy The after school junior tennis program is up and running. Sessions run for 4 weeks and is available for ages 4 to 18. We offer classes for the beginner up to the advanced tournament player. More information is available at club's website or stop by the club anytime. Not sure where to start your child? They can try a class for FREE!

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Assumptions M O O N VA L L E Y M AG I C BY D E B B I E E R B S T O E S S E R Most of the assumptions we make are inaccurate. I have lots of examples, as I’m sure you knew I would. So! Shall we start? The crazy lady in the Post Office with a perfectly put together outfit, but crazy socks is NOT crazy. She’s a teacher on a very short break (when students are at their Special Area classes or lunch) on a Spirit Day called ‘Crazy Sock’ day. Actually the same goes for another equally, highly educated person in her pajamas at the grocery store. She’s also a teacher (probably primary) on ‘Pajama Day’ and since she’s been dressed like this - maybe with rollers in her hair - she doesn’t even realize what she looks like because she doesn’t have the luxury of using the bathroom whenever she wants and hasn’t seen herself in a mirror…all day. Unless she smells and looks deranged, they are probably harmless. We assume too much without enough information. I do it. We all do it and it does no one any good. It’s bad for our psyche, and especially so when we speak our thoughts out loud with children present. They are watching. They are listening. They are learning. Right now, I’m covering the UDHR (Universal Declaration of Human Rights) with my 5th grade students. They are shocked at the rights we didn’t used to have. They assume life has always been the way it is now. They are infuriated that women and people of color (including Native Americans) couldn’t always vote and weren’t allowed to enter a business through the front door. I have to remember they never learned this ugly part of our history and yet history keeps repeating itself, despite our intelligence. We assume that ‘someone else will do it’ except that they don’t and we complain. We assume that someone else will vote the right way because, darn it, we weren’t paying attention and they don’t. I have a FB post that FB won’t let me see that says something like, “I don’t mind paying taxes for schools because I don’t want to live in a world with stupid people.”Please don’t assume. Either ask and know, or keep quiet without complaints and please…. Please!

B LO C K WAT C H E R BY B L A N C H E LU K E S Have you noticed how many houses are being remodeled. ? Moon Valley is one of the best kept secrets in Phoenix. With our mountain views, winding streets and a beautiful gold course how can we not enjoy living here! Home values continue to rise and that is because the Moon Valley residents support positive community involvement. We are finally getting interest in having block watch groups set up. This is a great way to get to know your neighbors. Even if you know them it kind of formalizes the block. Don’t wait till something negative happens. This formalizing is most beneficial with the up and coming holiday season. With the beautiful decorations we seem to attract some nefarious pranksters and how do we deter that? Extra eyes from caring neighbors is a start. Identify your block’s boundaries. Usually about twenty homes works. Contact Moon Valley Block Watch for ideas and direction from there. Keep in mind that each block is proprietary to that block Do not distribute names, addresses, phone numbers and emails. Let’s work together to continue to make Moon Valley extra special. Get involved. Everyone is busy but as I said before “this is one of your biggest investments, your home!” Neighbor Helping Neighbors has been our theme for years. So please join us, Blanche Lukes at moonvalleybw@cox.net

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This article was printed in the Keeping Current Matters on-line blog for mortgage and real estate professionals. It makes a lot of sense. “Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer as median incomes, rents, and home prices all vary depending on where you live. There is a common misconception among homebuyers that a 20% down payment is required, and it is this limiting belief that often adds months, and sometimes even years, to the home-buying process. So, if you can purchase a home with less than a 20% down payment… why aren’t more people doing just that? One Possible Answer: Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) Freddie Mac defines PMI as: “An insurance policy that protects the lender if you are unable to pay your mortgage. It’s a monthly fee, rolled into your mortgage payment, that is required for all conforming, conventional loans that have down payments less than 20%. Once you’ve built equity of 20% in your home, you can cancel your PMI and remove that expense from your mortgage payment.” As the borrower, you pay the monthly premiums for the insurance policy, and the lender is the beneficiary. The monthly cost of your PMI depends on the home’s value, the amount of your down payment, and your credit score. Below is a table showing the difference in monthly mortgage payment for a $250,000 home with a 3% down payment and PMI vs. a 20% down payment without PMI:” Down Payment

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The first thing you see when looking at the table above is no doubt the added $320 a month that you would be spending on your monthly mortgage cost. The second thing that should stand out is that a 20% down payment is $50,000! If you are buying your first home, $50,000 is a large sum of money that takes discipline and sacrifice to save. Many first-time buyers save for 5-10 years before buying their homes. To save $50,000 in 10 years, you would need to save about $420 a month. On the other hand, if you save that same $420 a month, you could afford a 3% down payment in less than a year and a half. In a recent article by My Mortgage Insider, they explain what could happen in the market while you are waiting to save for a higher down payment: “The time it takes to save a (larger) down payment could mean higher home prices and tougher qualifying down the road. For many buyers, it could prove much cheaper and quicker to opt for the 3% down mortgage immediately.” The article went on to say, “Since renters typically devote a higher percentage of their income to housing than homeowners, providing flexible down payment options can help renters with solid earnings purchase a home – and gain a fixed-rate mortgage with principal and interest payments that will not increase over the life of the loan.” If the prospect of having to pay PMI is holding you back from buying a home today, Freddie Mac has this advice, “It’s no doubt an added cost, but it’s enabling you to buy now and begin building equity versus waiting 5 to 10 years to build enough savings for a 20% down payment.” Based on results of the most recent Home Price Expectation Survey, a homeowner who purchased a $250,000 home in January would gain $50,000 in equity over the next five years based on home price appreciation alone . . . Bottom Line If you have questions about whether you should buy now or wait until you’ve saved a larger down payment, meet with a professional in your area who can explain your market’s conditions and help you make the best decision for you and your family.”

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GenerationZ- Used Cars to Consider for New Genz Drivers B Y J O H A N S W A R T, C O R N E L S W A R T & J A N S W A R T During a gym session with our fitness trainer, Matt Toupalik at MVCC, we discussed used cars that would appeal to GenZ. Used cars are always a great option since they may be less costly to purchase and maintain. However, the discussion went off course when we got to vehicle safety, as newer cars seem to be safer. We explored characteristics of a car that could make it safer. Size and weight seemed logical candidates and that thought derailed the discussion and led to this question - If two cars, weighing the same, travel towards each other at 60 mph and make a head-on collision – is the impact the same as a car hitting a wall at 120 mph? It seems that the speed of each car is added and that is the impact speed – 120 mph. However, that is not the case and here is the reason why. Although the two vehicles approach each other at 120 mph, the individual vehicles travel at 60 mph and hence 60mph is their individual impact speed - it is similar to impacting a wall at 60 mph, not 120 mph. Individual vehicle weight and speed may change the outcome of a head-on collision and perhaps the heavier vehicle may be safer, but so will the amount of airbags, crumble zones etc. also play a role in vehicle safety. Therefore, we decided not to have weight and speed as the only deciding factors since tanks are not popular and not allowed on school grounds in any case. We selected cars based on our definition of value for your money, safety and reliability, low operating cost, fuel efficiency, appeal, and ability to upgrade the stereo to GenZ standards. Following is a subset of this list:


Model Notes years Pontiac 2002 to Essentially a Toyota Matrix that has been reskinned and Vibe (aka, 2010 named a Pontiac Vibe. A well-maintained vehicle can become Toyota part of the family for around $6,000. A manual or automatic Matrix) transmission is available. The car received a high crash safety rating. It should be economical, reliable and very practical. A unique looking car. The alternative is a Toyota Matrix but get the 1.8L. The 2.4L is heavy on fuel. Ford Fu2010 This car has great reliability, safety, and practicality not to sion mention pretty good looks. The average asking price is around $7500, which is relatively inexpensive. The Ford received a high crash safety rating. This is a great solid no frills car that will get you from point A to point B quietly and safely. Audi A3 2009 Now you might be surprised to find Audi on here considering hatchback that it is a luxury brand, but the 2009 is a luxury car bargain. The average asking price for this car is $7700 and it comes with an optional all-wheel drive train. The car has good reliability and is practical even though it looks small. It received a high crash safety rating. VW reliability backs Audi but like all German cars, repairs may be expensive. Subaru Im- 2010 The 2010 model is a good car all around. Also rebadged and presa Sport sold as a Saab 9-2. The average asking price for this car is $7500 and it comes with standard all-wheel drive. It received Wagon (aka a high crash safety rating. Subaru is known for its reliabilSaab 9-2) ity and a favorite car for the Swiss. The car looks good as a wagon and has a good amount of cargo room, which means practicality is good. You might be able to pick the Saab up at a lower cost and reap the parts availability and reliability benefits of the Subaru. Mazda Miata


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Who can ignore the icon of youth and fun cars? Like hotdogs 22mpg and hamburgers, we consider this car an American fun icon –a city and mini-Mustang. It is more expensive due to its reliability and 28mpg popularity. The average asking price for this car is $9,500. highway There is no crash test data available, which is a concern if we have to consider this car for a young driver. The Miata is a great looker with low operating cost that is reliable and fun.

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All five cars are excellent. So which car is the most promising? If not for the lack of a safety rating, the Mazda Miata would have been. If not for the potentially expensive repair costs, the Audi A3 would take that title. The Ford Focus is a great car, but the stigma of a family sedan makes it less exciting and the Subaru may be associated with elderly people living in the mountains where it snows all the time. This surprisingly leaves us with the Pontiac Vibe. Reliable, low cost, safe and low maintenance and operating cost all propelled the Vibe to the top of this list as the most promising vehicle!

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Sleeping fewer or more than seven hours a night? We don’t just mean what time you hit the sheets and what time you rise and shine; we mean overall hours spent sleeping, not tossing and turning. If you’re consistently getting fewer or more than seven hours, you could be making your heart older. That’s significant because the older your heart is, the greater your chances of developing heart disease. Let’s take a look at recent research that shows why the seven-hour rule is so important for heart health. A study published (appropriately) in Sleep Health and based on analysis of data from a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, found that among adults 30-74 years of age and without cardiovascular disease or stroke at the start of the study, hours of sleep impacted heart disease risk. Specifically, people who regularly got fewer than or more than seven hours of sleep had a higher excess heart age (defined as the difference between chronological age and heart age) compared to people who got seven hours of sleep. Here are the excess heart ages according to sleep duration:

Five or fewer hours: 5.1 excess heart age Six hours: 4.5 excess heart age Seven hours: 3.7 excess heart age Eight hours: 4.5 excess heart age Nine or more hours: 4.1 excess heart age In other words, sleeping for seven hours a night – the recommended minimum amount for adults ages 18-65 based on recent research and recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society, among others – helps keep you young at heart ... literally. Keep in mind that other factors can impact heart “age,” including stress, diet, exercise, etc., so talk to your doctor about a comprehensive health and wellness plan that includes restorative nightly sleep.

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A Breath of Fresh Air - 7 ways to refresh your small business (Family Features) Successful business models tend to hinge on delivering what consumers need, when they need it – a moving target that can be difficult to attain. As your consumers’ wants and needs continue to evolve, consider these ways to refresh your business without overhauling core principles. Reset short-term goals. Get to the root of the reasons you’re looking to refresh in the first place. Focus on what you’d like to change in the not-so-distant future and how you can accomplish it. Also make sure your short-term goals keep you on track for the long-term goals already established for your business. Refresh online materials. In today’s digital world, consumers have high expectations. Maybe your website is outdated, can’t keep up with traffic or, worse, is nonexistent. Freshen things up with a redesign or even just slight tweaks to make it easier for customers to navigate. For a simple solution, consider adding a blog section where new content can be posted weekly or monthly to give customers a reason to return and to help build your search engine ranking for specific keywords. Rethink storefronts. To help consumers make the most of their time, small business owners are partnering with other businesses to include their services under the same roof. For example, The UPS Store has a re-engineered model that exists within other retailers, such as pharmacies, hardware stores or grocery stores, that still provides all the services consumers would find at a traditional store. “Our store-in-store model offers a smaller footprint store that still provides all of the services people need,” said Chris Adkins, vice president of franchise and business development with The UPS Store. “This is an opportunity for an existing business to set itself apart from the competition and offer added value to customers as a one-stop shop, where customers can conveniently take care of multiple tasks at once.” With customer convenience also in mind, the model also includes updates in traditional stores to incorporate technology and other contemporary elements, including features like smart lockers, digital signage, print consultation workstations and self-service options available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replace outdated strategies. If your business has been in operation for a while, there’s a chance your previously successful marketing strategies may be a bit out of touch. Consider your target audience and the ways you’re most likely to reach those consumers. For example, social media is a must to keep up with competition and there are ways you can amp up your strategy in the ever-evolving social space. Whether it’s posting short factoids, long-form information, links to online content or

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WESD NEWS - Teacher Of The Year Finalists & More BY D R . PAU L S TA N T O N , S U P E R I N T E N D E N T, W E S D Hello! I am Dr. Paul Stanton, the proud superintendent of the Washington Elementary School District. We are already half way through our first semester and our WESD Family is hard at work. I would like to start by sharing a significant staff accomplishment that happened last month. Teacher of the Year Finalist The WESD is proud to announce that Jonathan Perrone, eighth grade STEM teacher at Mountain Sky Junior High, has been selected as a Top Five Ambassador for Excellence for the Arizona Educational Foundation Teacher of the Year Award. “The AEF™ Arizona Teacher of the Year program spotlights the contributions of outstanding public school teachers throughout Arizona by annually recognizing 10 exceptionally skilled and dedicated pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public school teachers.” Mr. Perrone was interviewed mid-September by the Arizona Educational Foundation and chosen as a Top Five finalist. Jonathan will be honored at the 2019 Arizona Teacher of the Year Awards Luncheon in October where the Teacher of the Year will be announced. WESD Bond Update Over the summer, the Washington Elementary School District has worked diligently to complete the many projects that were in the Bond Plan approved by voters in 2010. Thanks to the approval of the 2016 Bond Election, the District has been able to begin work on the next group of planned projects. New adaptive playgrounds, HVAC units, remodeled buildings and classrooms and updated parking lots are just a few projects that have been completed at our schools. Thank you for supporting the WESD and making these improvement projects possible. We are thankful that you are a part of our WESD family. WESD M&O Override Update In May, the WESD Governing Board called for a special Maintenance and Operations Budget Override election. This Override asks voters within the district to approve additional maintenance and operations funding for their local schools. This

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Inaugural Dance-A-thon a Success BY B O L A R S E N Civitan Foundation’s first-ever Dance-A-Thon to celebrate its 50th Anniversary and raise funds to support services and programs exceeded the organization’s expectations. As with any first-time event, there is much uncertainty and excitement in its outcome. Civitan Foundation started it’s planning for its Dance-A-Thon in February 2018, and before the planners knew it, the party started at noon on Friday, September 28. Civitan’s Dance-A-Thon was designed as a fundraiser as part of the yearlong 50th  anniversary celebration for  Civitan  Foundation, a non-profit with a  mission of delivering superior life experiences, programs and services to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The goal of the event was to create an activity where the members of  Civitan  would actively participate and that meant dancing! The  Dance-A-Thon  was  12-hours of dancing, music, food, face painting, games and plenty of action. More than 150 dancers, guests and vendors participated in the event, held at Gateway Academy at 3939 E. Shea. The dance raised  about  $20,000.  The money raised at the  Dance-AThon  fundraiser will help  purchase  needed equipment and supplies for the services  Civitan  provides for more than 1,200 people each year throughout the state of Arizona. Since 1968, with the opening of Camp  Civitan  in Williams, Arizona, Civitan has enhanced the quality of life for  children and adults with developmental disabilities. Today,  Civitan  Foundation provides services throughout the Phoenix metro area, Williams and Maricopa. Services in Williams include the 15-acre fully accessible Camp  Civitan, an adult day program and  Civitan  on 66 Boutique western-themed thrift store. In Phoenix, programs include the  Civitan  Village Adult Life Learning Center, the Respite Ranch, Flerish Design & Resale thrift store and Group Supported Employment programs.  Civitan also offers an adult day programs in Maricopa and Williams, as well Home and Community Based Services statewide. The Civitan team is looking forward to next year’s event. Stay tuned! Join us for the Civitan Holiday Market on Thursday, November 15 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Civitan Village, 12645 N. 42nd Street. For more information about Civitan Foundation and how you can give to support children and adults with developmental disabilities, go to www.CivitanFoundationAZ.org.

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An Ode to Greatness…..

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A game of seven innings they had to play On a hot dusty, sun-soaked day It started out slow, some would say it got gross Your Eagles fell behind and it didn’t look so close But scratch and claw with tooth and nail These ladies knew they could not fail After six long innings, your team came back They took the lead with a determined attack But a one run lead doesn’t bring the bling As disaster struck from the Scorpions sting With three outs to go, it was the Eagles’ last chance So they retied their spikes and tightened their pants As the tension mounted, it became quite clear This team had it’s destiny, it was finally their year! When the dust had settled and all said done Your Eagles flew home, Champions! Oh baby they WON!! Final Score – MS - 10, DF- 9 Way to go ladies!!! Hootie Hoo! By Coach Shaw Mountain Sky Softball

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Moon Valley Tattler October 2018  

It's October in Moon Valley! Our students are doing amazing things, Halloween is coming soon, and is it time to freshen up your business?

Moon Valley Tattler October 2018  

It's October in Moon Valley! Our students are doing amazing things, Halloween is coming soon, and is it time to freshen up your business?