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HAPPY THANKSGIVING! HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY! HAPPY SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY! HAPPY CYBER MONDAY! HAPPY HANUKKAH! HAPPY SUPER SATURDAY! MERRY CHRISTMAS! HAPPY KWANZAA! HAPPY BOXING DAY! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Bea Lueck

OW – what a list of happy days! I’m sure I’ve missed a day or two, if they’re missing from my calendar. But, you get the message – the holidays are a magical, joyous time of year. There are twinkling lights, scrumptious meals and desserts, parties and events and, of course, the spreading of good cheer. The harder part of this time of year is remembering our loved ones, who are no longer with us, the worry about finances and the loneliness experienced by those without family and friends. This Holiday Edition of Golden Corridor LIVING includes the fun and joyous elements of our season, but does not forget the hardships that many experience this time of year. In our family, we enjoy so many memorable events , but my personal favorite is the Electric Light Parade, which takes place on December 2 this year. The work involved in creating each masterpiece is astonishing! The full beauty of the entries is best experienced in person. On a more serious note, Donna Mc-

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Bride’s article on the recent loss of her mother made me tear up remembering my own mother, gone too early, many years ago. The message behind the article is to hug your loved ones while you are able. Gigi McWhirter’s article on pets and the holidays is equally as thought-provoking. We don’t think of our pets as experiencing depression, but they experience many of the same emotions as their humans. And I’m not sure whether to count Tiffanie Grady-Gillespie’s article as happy or sad – either way, her helpful tips on the battle of the holiday bulge is a timely reminder! Are you thinking of buying or selling a home during the new year? Coldwell Banker ROX Realty has lots of information available to help make the process easier and as stress-free as possible. One of the critical first steps is selecting a brokerage and agent. You will be spending a LOT of time together during the process, and you want your agent to be both knowledgeable and personable. Read the insightful agent bios to help guide your selection.

Although the printing of this edition coincides with the holidays, it does not mean we take, as the Brits say, “a holiday” ourselves. It means we begin production of our next edition – our annual home and garden edition. Let us help you get your business message out to our readers looking for ideas to beautify, organize, fix or enhance their home and lifestyle. Send an email to info@roxco.com for more information. I’ll end this year with an important message. Please remember to be kind and generous to those less fortunate in life. In the hustle and bustle of life, we tend to forget and look past the great need in front of us. One fewer gift under our tree won’t matter, but one gift to someone, who would otherwise have none, will mean the world to that individual. And for those dealing with loss this holiday season, an extra hug never hurts either. Happy Holidays to All!

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VOICES G OLDENCORRIDORLIVING .COM PUBLISHER Elaine Earle, CPA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Bea Lueck MANAGING EDITOR

Breanna Boland

Breanna is the Executive Director of the Casa Grande Alliance. She started working for the organization in 2012 as a Prevention Specialist. Breanna studied Public Health at Northern Arizona University and is a Arizona Certified Prevention Specialist.

Katie Mayer CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Donna McBride ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE Debbie Cortez CREATIVE DIRECTOR/GRAPHIC DESIGNER Tim Clarke SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER Jake Pagano

Gigi McWhirter

Conceived in a plane behind the Airport Tavern and living proof that it takes a village to raise a kid proper. Married to the best man and we live in what I call the “Best Dog House in Casa Grande” shared with a bunch of dogs, two parakeets and a finch called “Rusty”. Lived in Alaska, drove on the Arctic Ocean, Walked on the Great Wall of China and drank Guinness in Ireland. But none of this compares to my profound love of animals and Flying Leap wines!

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Donna McBride

Donna is the Program Administrator/Public Information Officer and Supervisor for the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Unit for Pinal County Juvenile Court. McBride is actively involved as a Board Member for Casa Grande Alliance, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, BlackBox Foundation, Mayor’s Reading Program, Pinal County Town Hall Vice-Chair, Parks and Block Watch Captain for the Casa Grande Police Department. She is a current member of the Casa Grande City Council.

Helen Neuharth

Helen was hired as the President/CEO of the Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce in August 1991 and is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management from Boulder, Colorado. Helen is an active member of the Arizona Chamber Executives.

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Evelyn Casuga

Evelyn Casuga CEcD, serves as Economic/ Community Development Advisor for Access Arizona, the area’s regional economic development foundation. Evelyn works part time at CAC and consults with the Center for the Future of Arizona, and other non-profit/private entities. She volunteers with numerous organizations in economic and community development throughout Arizona.

Tiffanie Grady-Gillespie CPT

Tiffanie is the owner of WickedFiTT, in Casa Grande, AZ. She is a well-known personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and all around fitness junkie. Tiffanie specializes in weight loss, strength and conditioning, and general fitness.

Craig McFarland

Born and raised in California, Mayor McFarland has lived in Casa Grande since 2005. He is a graduate of California State University of Fresno, and retired from Golden Eagle Distributors in January 2015 as VP of Sales after a ten year run with the company, and 36 total years in beverage business sales management, marketing, and operations. McFarland began his first term as Mayor in December 2016.

Jon Thompson

Mayor Thompson graduated from NAU in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He was first elected to the Coolidge City Council in 2002 and served as Vice Mayor from 2006 to 2010. He gave up his council seat to run for Mayor and since being elected, has retired as Division Director for the Pinal County Adult Probation Department after 30 years.

BUSINESS INDEX Advanced Energy Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Against Abuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Agave Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Annie-Mac Home Mortgage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Banner / CGRMC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Brutinel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Caliche Senior Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Calvary Chapel of Casa Grande . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Casa Grande Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Casa Grande Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Casa Grande Family Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Casa Grande Main St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Casa Grande RV Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Casa of Pinal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Central Arizona College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Cole & Leal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Coolidge Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Coolidge Performing Arts Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Dick & Mitchell DDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 DM Family Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Doctor’s Choice Mobility & Medical Supplies . . . . . . . . . 29 City of Casa Grande Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Elegance N Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fitzgibbons Law Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Francisco Grande . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Freeway Chevrolet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Grande Innovation Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Greater CG Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Hospice of the Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Iron City Polaris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Jenkins Chiropractic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Linda Tawney Portrait Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Mankel Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Mission Heights Preparatory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Ochoa’s Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Paramount Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Pinal Alliance for Economic Growth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Rich’s Auto Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Seeds of Hope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Star Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Sun Life Family Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Casa Grande . . 73 Tommy’s On The Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Whole Health Alliance LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Yang and Horsley Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Coldwell Banker ROX Realty Special Edition Academy Mortgage - CG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Brutinel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Capital R Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Desert Sun Heating, Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 K & M Roofing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Mankel Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 ROX Casa Grande Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Title Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 United Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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DAY OUT DOWNTOWN & HISTORIC WALKING TOUR - 9:30 AM - Florence St. & 3rd St., Casa Grande. Refreshments & Orientation before one hour historical walking tour starts at 10AM.

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THANKSGIVING BOOGIE/ SKYDIVE ARIZONA SkyDive AZ - 4900 N. Taylor Rd., Eloy - Call for times, 520-466-3753

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CONCERT IN THE PARK 6:00 PM-8:00 PM - Peart Park - 350 E. 6th St., Casa Grande. Music from the 70s, 80s & beyond.

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CENTRAL ARIZONA SPEEDWAY - DIRT TRACK RACING - 7:00 PM - Central AZ Speedway - 512 Eleven Mile Corner, Casa Grande

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LA COCINA FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL - 5:30 PM-9:00 PM 280 E. 3rd St., Casa Grande, AZ 85122 STEPPING OUT - ROARING 20’S HOLLYWOOD GALA / CLASSIC CAR SHOW - 2:00 PM-6:00 PM - The Garnet - 510 E. 8th St., Casa Grande. Dress in your best 1920’s attire!

LIVE MUSIC ON THE PATIO - 7:00 PM-10:00 PM BeDillon’s - 800 N. Park Ave., Casa Grande. MEMORIAL RUN WESTERN PINAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS - 8:00 AM-11:00 AM - Paul Mason - 2525 N. Pinal Ave., Casa Grande. $25

registration fee. Proceeds go to the Cancer Support Center.

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CASA GRANDE FALL FLING 9:00 AM-6:00 PM - Limitless Events - 1005 N. Promenade Pkwy., Casa Grande (next to Beall’s). Bring canned goods food donation and receive an entry into a drawing for a Gift Card.

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THRIVE FALLFEST: A FUNDRAISING EVENT 10:00 AM - First Presbyterian Church - 702 E. Cottonwood Ln., Casa Grande. Food, games, karaoke, silent auction & car show.

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DUBZ CAR CLUB 2ND ANNUAL CAR SHOW 12:00 PM-7:00 PM - Airport Tavern - 1801 N. Pinal Ave., Casa Grande.

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MISTLETOE MARKET: HOSTED BY LIMITLESS EVENTS, LLC - 9:00 AM-7:00 PM - Promenade Mall - 1005 N. Promnade Pkwy., Casa Grande. Outdoor/Indoor Shopping

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85TH ANNUAL FLORENCE JUNIOR PARADA - 10:00 AM - Historic Main St. - 440 N. Main St., Florence.

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POWWOW - HERBALICIOUS OF ARIZONA - 8:00 AM11:00 AM - 1005 N. Promenade Pkwy., Casa Grande

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BLACKBOX THEATRE-MIRACLE CHRISTMAS MUSICAL - Call for times. 520-428-7050. 413 N. Florence St., Casa Grande

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NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET & MIMOSAS AT ULTRASTAR WITH TOY DRIVE! - 9:00 AM-12:00 PM - 16000 N. Maricopa Rd., Maricopa

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WINTER WONDERLAND SANTA HELPER - 9:00 AM-6:00 PM - 423 N. Florence St., Casa Grande

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CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE - 9:00 AM-12:00 PM - 351 N. Arizona Blvd., Coolidge. Art Vendors, Artist, Fun, Food, Car Show & Crafts for the kids. http://www. artisanvillageofcoolidge.org

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4TH ANNUAL MERRY COPA HOLIDAY FESTIVAL - 2:00 PM-8:00 PM - Copper Sky Regional Park 44345 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Maricopa. Includes Snow Zone, Tree Lighting, Cookie

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COOLIDGE AIRPORT FLY-IN 8:00 AM-10:30 AM - 6300 N. Coolidge Airport Rd., Coolidge. Come have breakfast and enjoy the view! http://www.coolidgeaz.com/airport

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23RD ANNUAL ELECTRIC LIGHT PARADE - 5:00 PM - Colorado St. & Florence Blvd. to Florence St., Casa Grande. Entertainment at announcement areas. 5:45 pm Tree Lighting at City Hall.

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TOY RUN FUND - 1:00 PM 1251 W. Gila Bend Hwy., Casa Grande. Ticket information: www. bandsintown.com

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ARIZONA@WORK PINAL COUNTY - 10:00 AM-11:00 AM - 318 N. Florence St., Casa Grande. Importance of resume writing.

GUITAR RECITAL - 7:00 PM Central Arizona College - 8470 N Overfield Rd. - T116

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BLACKBOX THEATRE-MIRACLE CHRISTMAS MUSICAL - Call for times. 520-428-7050. 413 N. Florence St., Casa Grande 31ST ANNUAL CASA GRANDE TOY PARADE AND AUCTION - 10:00 AM - Sign in at Dave White Park at 10:00 AM, leaving promptly at 12:00 PM. Ends at “The Property” (1281 W. Gila Bend Hwy.) at 1:00 PM where auction will be held. Entry fee of $10 or a toy.

special guests. Please bring a canned food item or two, all items received will be taken to our local Food Bank

NAUGHTY AND NICE - 6:00 PM-8:00 PM - A Latte Vino - 958 E. Rodeo Rd., Ste. A1, Casa Grande. Ticket information: www. paintnite.com ROCKTACULAR - 7:00 PM Central Arizona College. 8470 N Overfield Rd., Coolidge

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MR. AND MRS. CLAUS - 5:00 PM-7:00 PM - Lorrie Carter State Farm-1609 E Florence Blvd., Casa Grande. Refreshments will be provided and free photos with our

CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK & LIGHT PARADE - 4:00 PM - Food & lots of fun for the kids. San Carlos Park, Coolidge. www. coolidgeaz.com (Parks & Rec) POWWOW - MARICOPA MARKET @ SEQUOIA PATHWAY ACADEMY - 8:00 AM11:00 AM - 19265 N. Porter Rd., Maricopa

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MINGLE ‘N JINGLE - 10:00 AM-6:00 PM - Ultra Star Multitainment Center - 16000 Maricopa Rd., Maricopa. Over 30 Vendors, Crafters, Direct Sales and More

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GUN SHOW AT PINAL FAIRGROUNDS & EVENT CENTER - 10:00 AM-4:00 PM - Pinal Fairgrounds - 512 S. Eleven Mile Corner Rd, Casa Grande. $8 per person, 10 and under Free, Seniors and Veterans $7 each.

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11TH ANNUAL TOY DRIVE - BIG TYME PRODUCTIONS 12:00 PM-4:00 PM - Airport Tavern - 1801 N. Pinal Ave., Casa Grande

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CENTRAL ARIZONA SYMPHONY & DESERT SONG COMMUNITY CHOIR HOLIDAY CONCERT - 7:00 PM - Coolidge Performing Arts Center - 684 W. Northern, Coolidge. http://www. coolidgeperformingartscenter.org/

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CHORAL AND HANDBELL CONCERT - 3:00 PM Central Arizona College - 8470 N Overfield Rd., Coolidge

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NALOXONE TRAINING - 8:00 AM9:00 AM - 275 W. Viola St., Casa Grande

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS WITH THE DUTTONS - 7:00 PM - Central Arizona College - 8470 N. Overfield Rd., Coolidge

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HISTORY SPEAKS! COWPOKES, CROOKS & CACTUS: ARIZONA IN THE MOVIES - GREG MCNAMEE - 1:00 PM Dorothy Powell - 405 E. 6th St., Casa Grande

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COMMUNITY PARKING LOT SALE - 10:00 AM-2:00 PM 1004 N. Promenade Pkwy., Ste. 119, Casa Grande. $10/space.

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LA COCINA FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL - 5:30 PM-9:00 PM - 280 E. 3rd St., Casa Grande. Enjoy great food and music.

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LOW COST VACCINATION / LICENSE CLINIC - 8:00 AM-10:00 AM - Pinal County Animal Care and Control - 1150 S. Eleven Mile Corner, Casa Grande.

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MISTLETOE MARKET: HOSTED BY LIMITLESS EVENTS, LLC - 9:00 AM-7:00 PM - Promenade Mall - 1005 N. Promenade Pkwy., Casa Grande. Outdoor/Indoor Shopping

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- 9:30 AM - Florence St. & 3rd St. Casa Grande. Refreshments served before walking tour begins at 10AM.

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LIVE MUSIC ON THE PATIO - 7:00 PM-10:00 PM - BeDillons - 800 N. Park Ave., Casa Grande

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POWWOW - HERBALICIOUS OF ARIZONA - 8:00 AM11:00 AM - 1005 N. Promenade Pkwy., Casa Grande

DAY OUT DOWNTOWN & HISTORIC WALKING TOUR

JANUARY

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CANADIAN INVASION/SKYDIVE ARIZONA - 4900 N. Taylor Rd., Eloy. Call for times (520) 466-3753

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CASA GRANDE RC FLYERSACADEMY OF MODEL AERONAUTICS EXPO - CG RC Flyers Field - 2725 S. Isom Rd., Casa Grande

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LA COCINA FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL - 5:30 PM-9:00 PM - 280 E. 3rd St., Casa Grande. Enjoy great food and music.

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COOLIDGE AIRPORT FLY-IN 8:00 AM-10:30 AM - 6300 N. Coolidge Airport Rd., Coolidge. Come have breakfast and enjoy the view! www.coolidgeaz.com/airport

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HISTORY SPEAKS! WRANGLING 1500 WILD MUSTANGS - H. ALAN DAY - 1:00 PM-1:00 PM - Dorothy Powell - 405 E. 6th St., Casa Grande

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HOME, HEALTH & GARDEN SHOW/CAR & TRUCK

SHOW - 10:00 AM-3:00 PM - AZ Home Furnishing Outlets - 2300 N. Tanger Dr, Casa Grande

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PETER, PAUL & MARY REMEMBERED - 3:00 PM - CAC - 8470 N. Overfield Rd., Coolidge (Pence Center). $22.

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2017 COMMUNITY AWARDS BANQUET - 5:30 PM-11:00 PM - Maricopa Chamber of Commerce Awards. Elements Event Center - 16000 N. Maricopa Road, Maricopa. MUST RSVP by January 13. $50 per person. $90 per couple. $400 per table of ten.

ELOY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARDS - 6:30 PM - Holiday Inn Casa Grande - 777 N. Pinal Ave, Casa Grande

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PINAL COUNTY by Staff Reports

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City recognized for financial reporting achievements

T Maricopa survey results show residents’ feelings about community

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ore than four out of five residents who completed the 2017 Citizen Survey in the City of Maricopa said they were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the quality of life in their community, according to results published by Raymond Turco & Associates. More than 2,000 residents participated in the project either online or through the mail. The survey asked residents to weigh in on everything from future growth and public safety to transportation and customer service, according to city officials. The feedback is important for measuring the city’s success. According to sur vey results, a total of 85 percent of

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residents were satisfied with their quality of life. Combined dissatisfaction among online participants was 13 percent, and for mail respondents was 14 percent. “In nearly 10 years of compiling the opinions of residents, satisfaction has remained high, although not consistent,” the report said. This year, 39 percent of online participants and 40 percent of those who participated in the survey by mail said that in the last two years, the city had improved. Forty-four percent and 43 percent believed the community had stayed the same. When asked to identify the most important issues facing Maricopa, the most common unprompted responses were

the lack of retail and industry (22 percent); traffic-related issues and roads (19 percent); bridges, railroad crossings and overpasses (11 percent) and the high cost of utilities (9 percent). According to the report, online respondents were most proud of the City of Maricopa for providing a safe community, working with the Gila and Ak-Chin Indian communities, providing adequate community services – such as parks, recreation and a library – maintaining a qualified city workforce and keeping residents informed about city business. The results for mail respondents were similar. Read results in detail by viewing the report at maricopa-az.gov

he City of Casa Grande is the proud recipient of two financial reporting awards from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This marks the 26th year that the city’s Finance Department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The CAFR outlines the city’s financial position and operating activities each year. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition for excellence in state and local government financial reporting. In order to be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, a government unit must publish an easily readable and efficiently organized comprehensive annual financial report, whose contents conform to program standards. Such CAFR must satisfy both generally accepted accounting principles and applicable legal requirements. The city manager’s office has also received an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for its Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR)for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. This is the sixth year that the city has received this prestigious national award recognizing conformance with the highest standards for preparation of

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he long-discussed Propositions 416 and 417 were passed by voters in November, meaning residents may see new and improved roads and highways in the future. While it seemed more voters were in support of the Regional Transportation Authority’s countrywide road project plan, fewer voters were in support of the half-cent sales tax hike to fund the projects – 50.97 voted “yes,” while 49.3 voted “no.” And in Casa Grande, slightly more voters were against the propositions, according to preliminary data. Proposed transportation improvements include the State Route 347 expansion project in Maricopa, which seeks to expand the principal roadway from four lanes to six lanes into Maricopa between the Pinal-Maricopa County line to the north and the municipal boundary of Maricopa to the south; the east-west corridor between Maricopa and Casa Grande, which is a 21-mile four-lane project beginning at State Route 347 in Maricopa and extending east through northern Casa Grande to I-10; and the I-10 traffic interchange, which will facilitate better traffic for the Kortsen/Kleck Road alignment, among many other projects. • Proposition 416 passed

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56.96 percent (Yes) to 43.04 percent (No). The proposition approves the Regional Transportation Authority’s countywide road project plan. • Proposition 417 passed 50.97 percent (Yes) to 49.3 percent (No). The proposition creates a half-cent sales tax to fund the Regional Transportation Authority’s countywide road project plan. • Florence Unified School District Bonds were approved by

54.8 percent to 45.20 percent. • Florence Unified School District Override was not approved, with 53.22 percent of the voters casting a “no” vote and 46.78 percent voting “yes.” • Stanfield Elementary School District Override was not approved, with 63.66 percent of the voters casting a “no” vote and 36.34 percent voting “yes.” • Ray Unified School Dis-

trict Bonds were approved by 66.39 percent to 33.61 percent. • Avra Valley Fire District Override was approved by 62.15 percent to 37.85 percent. • Maricopa Domestic Water Improvement District was approved by 75 percent to 25 percent. • New Saddleback Vista Water Improvement District was approved by 70 percent to 30 percent.

nual Financial Report, whose contents conform to program standards of creativity, presentation, understandability and reader appeal. Mayor Craig McFarland recognized these achievements at

a city council meeting in early October, where he also presented both awards to city staff. Financial reports are available for the public to view at casagrandeaz.gov. For questions or addition-

al information about the city’s finances, please contact the finance department at 520-4218600 or by email at finance@ casagrandeaz.gov.

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by Craig H. McFarland, Mayor, City of Casa Grande

T I have been in office for one year, and I’ve learned a lot. I’ve discovered not everyone agrees with you, and there are a lot of different opinions out there.

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he holidays always inspire me to reflect on things – What was good this year? What was not? What did we accomplish this year? What did we not? And all the while, I’m always remembering our growing horizon! I have been in office for one year, and I’ve learned a lot. I’ve discovered not everyone agrees with you, and there are a lot of different opinions out there. One revelation I learned is that cities and towns (of which we are one of 91 in Arizona) are the lifeblood of our state. Our city is where the rubber meets the road. We did some good things this year: • Established a community health initiative and collaborative city website with social services attached. • Initiated the first Mayor Homelessness Task Force. • Developed and produced the first “A Growing Horizon” economic development marketing piece. • Initiated plans to establish a community marketing organization (branding and marketing Casa Grande). • Improved our quality of life: • Community recreation center will be built in 2018. • Walking and bike-trail system is on the radar. • A full review of impact fees is nearing completion. • Completed meetings and discussions with all major developers and home builders, and still working to improve our relationships with developers and builders. • Increased and continuing discussions with ADOT regarding I-10 widening between Casa Grande and Phoenix. • Economic development continues to be a priority. • Education and workforce development has improved dramatically, with improved communication and collaboration among all of our education partners. • Congratulations to Main Street for winning a $144,000 grant to build a neon sign park downtown. We will continue to support and push for improvements in downtown.

Along with “A Growing Horizon,” your cities and towns are important. Here are some cities and towns facts: • 80 percent of Arizona’s population lives in a city or town. • 90 percent of the state’s business activity is in a city or town. • Cities and towns are the level of government that is closest to the people. • They are the most accessible, most responsive and provide the most services, including: • The majority of first-responders. • Business development. • Government efficiency. • Quality of life amenities. Cities and towns exist because we, the residents, expect services. Cities have a budget; they supply and maintain services; they help build and maintain local roads and they supply public safety services (fire and police). So, where does the money come from to run a city or town? Here is a breakdown: • 43 percent local sales tax. • 39 percent state shared revenue (taxes). • 9 percent licenses, permits and user fees (taxes). • 7 percent local property tax. Another revelation for me this past year was learning what the money is spent on (general fund): • Public safety is 56 percent. • Administration is 14 percent. • Community service is 13 percent. • Public works is 12 percent. • Planning and development is 5 percent. We are in a good place. Your city is financially healthy, and has good leadership at its helm. The City of Casa Grande is a great place to live, work and play! “The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.” – Winston Churchill Happy Holidays everyone, and let’s achieve the impossible!

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COOLIDGE, ARIZONA COMMIT TO SAFE DRIVING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON by Jon Thompson, Mayor, City of Coolidge

A As Mayor, I have worked with our police department to identify ways to help reduce accidents in the city. One of the biggest contributing factors to many of these accidents is the rate of speed.

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s the holiday season approaches, I wanted to take time this month to discuss an issue that I feel is very important. Nearly 40,000 people in 2016 died in the U.S. due to motor vehicle-related accidents. The National Safety Council estimates this number is one of the highest in nine years. The Coolidge Police Department reported 48 vehicle-related injuries in 2016. Sadly, this number has increased this year. Through October, 51 injuries and three fatalities due to vehicle accidents have been reported. As Mayor, I have worked with our police department to identify ways to help reduce accidents in the city. One of the biggest contributing factors to many of these accidents is the rate of speed. To that end, the police department has posted electronic speed signs along Arizona Boulevard to assist in notifying motorists of their speed. I believe this has had an impact by alerting drivers to slow down, if they’re going over the limit. In addition, we hope to bring more of these signs to school-zone areas. Currently, one is installed on Vah Ki Inn Road, near the Imagine Charter School. Our City Council has also approved grant funding for a speed enforcement vehicle. We launched this program last year with the help of a grant by the Tohono O’odham Nation. This allowed the city to conduct additional speed enforcement activities. I’m proud to say that this program has been very suc-

cessful. Since the vehicle was deployed in June, analysis shows 20 speed-related crashes resulted in the injuries of five people from June 1 to Sept. 30, 2017. In comparison to data during the same time last year, the numbers are down significantly. There were 34 speed-related crashes, (41 percent decrease) and 24 speed-related injuries (79 percent decrease). In addition to speed, I also believe DUI enforcement is a critical piece of lowering traffic- related accidents. Coolidge Police Department received a Governor’s Office of Highway Safety grant to pay for overtime to officers who serve on this detail. One of the benefits of this grant is to help surrounding communities with their enforcement, as well. This assists Coolidge when a DUI operation is taking place here in the city. Distracted driving has also become an issue in the United States. Although the Coolidge Police Department does not report statistics on this, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says 3,477 lives were lost to distracted driving in 2015. Using a cell phone is one of the most notable among these distractions. I am continually working with our police department on ways to help keep our roadways safe and make our community a better place. I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, and hope you join me in being a cautious and attentive driver this holiday season and throughout the New Year.

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A participant in the Sept. 15 Apache Junction Community Town Hall gives an update to the group regarding discussions at his table. This was Pinal County’s most recent Town Hall.

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Why did you personally feel a desire to get involved with Arizona Town Hall? For over 50 years, Arizona Town Hall has created an environment for civil discourse and civic engagement on topics critical to the State of Arizona.I attended my first Town Hall in the early 90s, and was immediately hooked. The passion and engagement from participants all over Arizona, the process by which consensus was reached on thoughtful recommendations

and the newfound camaraderie all inspired me. I attended several Town Halls over the next 20 years and subsequently served on the board of directors. Since retiring from my corporate role at the end of 2014, I’ve continued to participate as a volunteer with the organization, serving as Development Committee Chair, assisting with media relations during Town Hall events and supporting Town Hall activities throughout Arizona. The need is as critical as ever

that Arizonans have a vehicle for expressing themselves on topics impacting their lives and in a manner that educates, engages and moves individuals and organizations toward positive action.I hope that my skills and relationships can contribute to continuing this effort through Arizona Town Hall. What do you see as the most important issue(s) AZTH is addressing in the region? The 2017 Arizona Town Hall THE HOLIDAY EDITION • HOLIDAY 2017


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ARIZONA TOWN HALL AN INNOVATION STUDIED AROUND THE WORLD by Tara Jackson, President, Arizona Town Hall

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hat if there was a way to resolve tough policy issues that made communities stronger, instead of splintered? What if there was a way for political and cultural differences to be a source of creative solutions, instead of raucous divisions? There is. It’s called the Arizona Town Hall. The process used by the Arizona Town Hall is so unique and makes such a great impact that delegations from other countries frequently travel to Arizona to learn how it’s done. In the words of former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, “There’s really nothing quite like it.” Arizona Town Hall began in 1962 when Arizona’s political, business and civic leaders were seeking new ways to bring a growing state together. Over the course of its 55-

topic is funding pre-K -12 education, and the event was held Nov. 12-15 in Mesa.Although this subject was selected by the AZTH membership two years ago at the 2015 annual meeting, which is the process for topic selection, it couldn’t be timelier. In Pinal County, with workforce as a main focus area, including its relationship to education, the topic is relevant right now. Pinal County residents have an opportunity to participate and to host a community outreach program in our region to hear the outcomes of this year’s town hall and provide additional HOLIDAY 2017 • THE HOLIDAY EDITION

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year history, the Town Hall refined its methods, adapted to changing times, and, along the way, created generations of informed leaders and lasting changes that continue to benefit the state.

input.There are several active Arizona Town Hall members in the county who can assist in organizing an event. What work are you doing to address these issues? In addition to volunteering with Arizona Town Hall, I am serving on the Achieve Pinal Committee of the Pinal Alliance for Economic Growth.Our efforts are to find solutions to close the gap from 29 percent of Pinal County residents (Arizona is at 42 percent) to 60 percent of adults 24-65 acquiring a post-secondary degree or certif-

continued on page 82... icate by 2030, under the Achieve60AZ effort.This is a lofty, yet critical goal if Pinal County intends on having the workforce to fill the jobs of the future as well as a sustainable economy. The Center for the Future of Arizona, where I also consult, and Expect More Arizona are the two nonprofit, non-partisan organizations moving the education progress meter and goals conversation forward with a number of other organizations statewide. What can the community do to support you and AZTH in your efforts?

An active and positively engaged community is likely to have healthier outcomes for its residents. These are communities that find solutions, particularly for local issues, from education to transportation to homelessness. However, the disenfranchised and unengaged need to be brought into the fold as well.Learning to participate, becoming civically engaged and having a voice can be a community goal. Arizona Town Hall has tools, resources and volunteers to assist.

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ACHIEVE PINAL WORKING TO PREPARE WORKERS FOR NEW JOBS by Judee Jackson, Chair, Achieve Pinal, a committee of Pinal Alliance

“It is wonderful to see local leaders energized and inspired to collaborate in new partnerships to advance the community through education.”

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n less than five years, nearly 70 percent of jobs will require education beyond high school. Currently, only 43 percent of Arizona adults have a credential beyond a high school diploma. To be competitive, more Arizonans must be equipped with a 2- or 4- year college degree or industry recognized certificate. A recently formed Achieve Pinal committee was established to connect the efforts of Achieve60AZ at the state level to Pinal County. Mirroring the statewide initiative, a cross section of community leaders representing business, education, government and the nonprofit community make up the committee.

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Evelyn Casuga, CAC Senior Advisor Mary Duarte, CAVIT Board Member Bob Jackson, Against Abuse Inc. Board Member and Past Mayor of Casa Grande Judee Jackson, CGESD Board Member Mike Glover, Superintendent, CAVIT Joel Millman, Program Manager, ARIZONA@WORK Pinal County

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Jennifer Murrieta, Principal, Casa Grande Middle School Helen Neuharth, CEO, Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce Richard Rosales, APS Community Affairs Manager Glenda Sulley, Principal, Vista Grande High School Joel Villegas, Associate Superintendent, Pinal County School Office Steven Weaver, Deputy City Manager, City of Casa Grande

“We are excited to have this community initiative as a member of the Achieve60AZ Alliance,” said Christine M. Thompson, Project Manager for Achieve60AZ. “It is wonderful to see local leaders energized and inspired to collaborate in new partnerships to advance the community through education.” Adopting the objectives of Achieve60AZ is the foundation of Achieve Pinal. Achieve60AZ seeks to harness community energy and excitement about the goal to generate greater awareness of the importance of increasing Arizona’s level of educational attainment; build support to improve entry and completion in post-high school programs; boost adult education and training; fuel a pipeline of competitive talent for Arizona’s employers and bol-

ster economic development efforts to attract and retain business that require a skilled workforce. The local “Make it Better Committee” – a group of leaders dedicated to discussing local community issues and finding solutions to make the community stronger – engaged in discussions about new jobs coming to the region and the concern for a prepared workforce. The “Make it Better Committee” worked to find an existing organization to adopt this effort. A logical partnership evolved with the Pinal Alliance for Economic Growth (formerly Access Arizona). The Pinal Alliance for Economic Growth™ provides economic development support services for the communities of Casa Grande, Eloy and Pinal County, as well as the business community therein. Pinal Alliance is designed to actively promote and preserve the economic strength of the region through the important alliances that have been and will continue to be cultivated. Achieve60 Pinal is now a formal committee of the Pinal Alliance for Economic Growth. Achieve Pinal is working to improve the preparedness of our local workforce for the new employment opportunities that will soon be coming to our region with companies like Lucid Motors, Attesa, PhoenixMart and Dreamport Village, to name a few.

More than 70 organizations in Arizona form Achieve60AZ that is fueled by a community-based effort to ensure Arizona remains competitive through the power of education. Their collective goal is to generate greater awareness of the importance of increasing Arizona’s level of educational attainment while building support to improve college entry and completion; boost adult education and training; and fuel a pipeline of competitive talent for Arizona’s employers. Achieve60AZ promotes support for the long-term steps needed in college entry and completion, adult education and training, and identifying and closing skills gaps to better prepare our workforce and our state for the future when the majority of jobs in Arizona will require some type of higher education.

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andwiched in between the barrage of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” holiday promotions is a little thing called “Small Business Saturday.” On Thanksgiving weekend, when the official shopping season is supposed to begin, this quiet little event takes place. Unfortunately, one day does not a season make, particularly when small businesses, just like major retailers, count on the season sales to survive the rest of the year. Why not opt out of website security breaches and mall madness this season while discovering a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind shops and gifts? Here, local artisans and mom and pop shops offer uniquely crafted treasures for all tastes and price ranges. Our downtown is pedestrian friendly, and you won’t have to find a new parking space to go from one store to the next. How about a gift certificate for wellness classes or a spa day? Maybe your preference is a romantic dinner and tickets for live music, theatre or dancing at one of a variety of entertainment venues? As the year draws to a close, don’t forget we’ll be celebrating the season on Saturday, Dec. 2 with Winter Wonderland and The Electric Light Parade. Historic Florence Street will be hosting Santa, live music and activities during the day and is the best spot to set up your chair for a great view of the twinkling floats that evening. Mark your calendar now for our 18th Annual Street Fair and Car Show on Jan. 20-21. Day Out Downtown (third Thursdays, except January) will be dark as we prepare to welcome crowds from all over the region. Hundreds of

exhibitors from all over the Southwest will be lining up to offer one-of-a-kind arts and crafts. Be sure to check our website or contact our office for the latest update on available exhibition spaces, car show applications and volunteer opportunities. Casa Grande Main Street is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization advocating downtown revitalization and historic preservation. Visit our website at cgmainstreet.org for more information on our mission, memberships and upcoming events. Click on our Facebook link to stay connected and “like” our page for ongoing announcements.

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by Helen Neuharth, President/CEO, Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce

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appy Holidays. When thinking about the holidays, don’t forget to save time and energy and support our local merchants! I have said this time and time again – when you spend your money in Casa Grande, you are investing in the future for you and your family. Out of every dollar you spend in Casa Grande or Pinal County, a portion of the tax goes toward our police and fire protection, streets and schools.

Mark your 2018 calendar now The Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce is, once again, providing a venue for you to meet with businesses in the community. The 2018 Home, Health & Garden Show and Car/Truck Show, will be held Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Arizona Home Furnishing Outlets at CityGate at Jimmie Kerr Blvd and I-10 (Exit 198). This is a wonderful opportunity to bring your friends and family out for

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a fun day strolling through the indoor business exhibits and outside to visit with the outdoor exhibitors. Vote for your favorite car or truck in the car/truck show, and enjoy the music. There will be food vendors and a beer garden with plenty of outdoor seating. This event is FREE for the public to attend. Plan to join us Saturday, Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.! For more business and area information, maps, Arizona tourism information and a Casa Grande community calendar of events, stop by the Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce, 575 N. Marshall St. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also find community events, job postings, street map of Casa Grande, tourism map of Pinal County and links to Chamber-member businesses on the Chamber’s website casagrandechamber.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/ cgbiz for current events, job postings and much more! For more community information, call 520-836-2125.

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SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION UPDATE Your tax dollars at work

by Bryan Harris, Ed.D, Director of Professional Development & Public Relations, Casa Grande Elementary School District

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he City of Casa Grande has a long and proud history of supporting public education. That tradition was continued in November 2016 with a passage of a voter-approved bond sale to support the reconstruction of two of the Casa Grande Elementary School District’s oldest campuses – Saguaro Elementary School and Casa Grande Middle School. In mid-September, school and district officials, along with students and community members, participated in a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the official start of construction. The project will take place over the next year, with expected completion of the new schools for the start of the 201819 school year. This construction project will combine Saguaro Elementary and Casa Grande Middle School onto one shared campus, and will offer stu-

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dents and staff unique opportunities to collaborate, share resources and create innovative learning projects for students. Dr. JoEtta Gonzales, Superintendent of the Casa Grande Elementary School District said, “We greatly appreciate the support and generosity of the community. This project will provide our students with a modern, flexible and learning-centered environment that will serve the community for years to come.” For additional information and updates on the project go to www.cgesd.org or contact Dr. Bryan Harris, Director of Professional Development & Public Relations at bryan.harris@ cgelem.k12.az.us or 520-836-2111.

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S.E.E.4VETS PROVIDES FUNDING TO CAC TO ASSIST IN DEVELOPMENT OF VETERANS CENTER by Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing, Central Arizona College

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.E.E.4VETS has pledged $13,960 to assist in funding a new Veterans Center at the Central Arizona College Signal Peak Campus. A check presentation ceremony was held on Oct. 12. The funding received from S.E.E.4VETS will cover all remodeling expenses and provide a complete suite of office and equipment furnishings for the new center. Ray Torres, S.E.E.4VETS Chairman of the Board explained, “S.E.E.4VETS is dedicated to affording veterans with an op-

portunity to attain a career that provides them with long-term earning power.” He added, “Our board did not have any doubt about funding a veteran services center at CAC. This will be an amazing center for the school’s student veteran population.” It is the mission of S.E.E.4VETS to accelerate the support of men and women who have served our nation in uniform as productive members of the civilian community, including the pursuit of academic or certification goals, and greater opportunity

Rusty Findley, Vice Chairman of S.E.E.4Vets Board, USAF, Lt. Gen. (Ret.); Ray Torres, S.E.E.4Vets Chairman of the Board; and David Bertagnoli, Commander Tucson Chapter, The Military Order of the Purple Heart present the check to Dr. Lou Sanchez, CAC Director of Recruitment.

to succeed and advance in the workplace. They are the only nonprofit charity organization that assists in funding Arizona community colleges to prepare underprepared student veterans to improve their academic standing in math, English and writing. “CAC is proud to partner with S.E.E.4VETS to assist veteran students,” said Jackie Elliot, CAC President. “They have a proven history of helping veterans be successful in college, and their passion and dedication is admirable.” Of the funds pledged, The Military Order of Purple Heart,

Tucson Chapter 442 provided a $5,000 donation to S.E.E.4VETS to apply toward the CAC Veteran Center. CAC currently serves more than 200 veteran and active military students each year. For more information regarding veteran services at CAC, please contact Liz Barrett, Veteran Services Specialist at 520-494-5517 or elizabeth. barrett@centralaz.edu.

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WHAT LANDLORDS AND TENANTS SHOULD KNOW Understanding the eviction process in Arizona can help ease the transition of the home being returned to the landlord. by Ed van Vianen

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isputes between landlords and tenants, especially for the turnover of the home, can heat up rapidly. To resolve such disputes quickly, the Arizona court system follows special procedural rules that ensure that the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants are being observed before the disputes boil over.

The Eviction Process

If the tenant commits a material breach of the lease, such as not paying rent, and the landlord wants to start the eviction process, the landlord must provide the tenant with a written notice that sets forth the breach. Assuming the tenant does not cure the breach, the landlord can file an eviction action, which is a lawsuit to terminate the lease and recover the home from the tenant. It should be noted that a tenant’s inability to pay rent is not a legal defense to the lawsuit, and the judge cannot give the tenant more time to pay even though the tenant is having financial problems. When the lawsuit is filed, the court will schedule a hearing date before the judge that, by statute, is not more than six nor less than three days from the filing date. If the tenant disagrees with the allegations in the lawsuit, the tenant can file a written

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answer. If the tenant believes that the landlord has not fulfilled the landlord’s obligations under the lease, the tenant can file a counterclaim.

Hearing and Trial

If the tenant fails to appear at the hearing and the landlord or the landlord’s attorney is present, a default judgment will likely be entered against the tenant that will require the tenant to vacate the home in, at the most, five days or, at the least, 12 hours. If both sides are present when the judge calls the case, the judge will ask the tenant if the allegations in the lawsuit are true. If the tenant says “no” and/or believes that the landlord has not fulfilled the landlord’s obligations under the lease, the tenant will be permitted to give a brief explanation of the tenant’s position. If the position is a legal defense and/or claim, the judge will need to hear testimony and take evidence from both sides and make a decision after a trial. At the trial, to support their position, each side can present any necessary witnesses and documents for the judge to consider in reaching the decision. If the judge decides in favor of the landlord, the judge will grant the landlord a judgment that can set forth damages and will require the tenant to vacate the home in,

at the most, five days or, at the least, 12 hours. If the judge decides in favor of the tenant, the judge will dismiss the lawsuit and can award the tenant a judgment that also can set forth damages and will permit the tenant to continue to live in the home.

After a Judgment

Either party can appeal a judgment and has five days to do so after the judgment is entered. If the tenant is appealing the judgment and wants to remain in the home during the appeal, the tenant must post a bond and pay the home’s rent to the court as it becomes due. If the tenant prevails, the lawsuit will be dismissed and the monies will be released. If the tenant loses or is not appealing the judgment, the tenant must vacate the home in accordance with the judgment (unless the landlord permits the tenant to remain in the home). If the tenant fails to vacate the home in accordance with the judgment, the landlord can apply to the court for a writ of restitution to remove the tenant and all other occupants from the home. The writ of restitution is served by a constable or sheriff, who will direct the occupants to leave the home. The tenant can avoid a writ of restitution and the potential disruption of a forced removal by, before the deadline

set forth in the judgment, vacating the home and returning the keys to the landlord.

Conclusion

When it comes to disputes over the turnover of the home, it is advantageous for landlords and tenants to try and settle their disputes before resorting to the court system. However, if the sides are unable to settle their disputes, it is helpful to understand and properly follow the eviction process. By doing so, there can be a peaceful ending to the tenant’s possession of the home.

Ed van Vianen is an attorney at the Fitzgibbons Law Offices (520-4263824) in Casa Grande. His practice includes real estate disputes, bankruptcy, civil litigation and employment law.

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elevision viewers just might have seen some familiar faces on the small screen recently. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has agreed to be a regular participant in the A&E network show “Live PD” which features law enforcement agencies across the country. The filming agreement lasts through September 2018. When presenting the invitation to be on the show to the Pinal County Board of Supervisors, Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb cited transparency and recruitment opportunities as reasons to participate in the show.

There is no cost to be on the show and officers can choose not to be filmed if they wish. Footage that would interfere with an investigation is also permitted to be removed or blurred, according to the filming agreement. Pinal County Supervisor Pete Rios issued a motion to delay the vote regarding the filming agreement, but was ultimately the only “no” vote against it. Lamb said he is looking forward to the opportunity to be able to recruit nationwide. New episodes of “Live PD” air on A&E at 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Banner Casa Grande earns ‘A’ grade from Leapfrog for patient safety

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hen it comes to patient safety, Banner Casa Grande Medical Center ranks among the top healthcare providers in the nation, according to Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog organization that recently released its fall 2017 Hospital Safety Grades. According to Leapfrog, Banner Casa Grande was one of 832 hospitals nationwide awarded an ‘A’ grade for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. “This recognition is testament to what we strive for each and every day -- excellent care, exceptional patient safety, and our focus on providing the best overall customer service,” said

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so we can best serve the medical needs of our community.” The Leapfrog Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per

year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. A full description of the data and methodology used in determining grades is available online at hospitalsafetygrade.org/ “It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the clinicians, board, management and staff of Banner Casa Grande Medical Center for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.” THE HOLIDAY EDITION • HOLIDAY 2017


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recent survey emphasizes the need for STEM teachers, especially in the subject area of physics. Certified teachers can apply now to receive up to $2,000 in professional development scholarship money over three years. Professional development must support the certificated teacher in gaining additional credentials and/or certifications in math, science, technology, engineering or career and technical education.

Scholarship applicants must: • Be an Arizona certified teacher with a current contract at an Arizona public school; • Pursue professional development at a regionally or nationally accredited public or private postsecondary educational institution(s) in Arizona; and • Agree to teach in a public

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Casa Grande receives $144,000 grant for neon sign park

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asa Grande was recently selected second among 11 cities or towns across the county to win a grant from Partners in Preservation. The $144,000 grant will fund a planned project to add a neon sign park downtown. The sign park project is a joint effort between Casa Grande Main Street and the Casa Grande Historic Preservation Commission. Construction is estimated to begin in early 2018 and finish by the end of the year. The Partners in Preservation: Main Streets competition was

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determined by popular vote. The winners will each receive a share of the $1.5 million total in grants to fund their respective preservation projects. The contest ran for 37 days and brought in more than 920,000 votes. Locations and projects awarded include: • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Open Doors in Germantown • Casa Grande, Arizona: Light Up the Night in Casa Grande • Los Angeles, California: Stage a Comeback in WeHo • West Des Moines, Iowa: Light the Lyric in Historic Valley

Junction • Greensboro, North Carolina: Save a Seat in Greensboro • Las Vegas, New Mexico: Answer the Call in Las Vegas, NM • Birmingham, Alabama: Shine a New Light in Birmingham • Cincinnati, Ohio: Brighten a Beacon in Cincinnati • Cape Girardeau, Missouri: Take Center Stage in Cape Girardeau • McKinney, Texas: Polish a Gem in McKinney • Salt Lake City, Utah: Advance the Arts in Salt Lake City

An additional $500,000 in grants was distributed to the 25 Main Street communities that participated in the program at the outset of the campaign to help raise awareness about their preservation needs. Partners in the project included American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The project was aimed at raising awareness of the Main Street movement nationwide. For more information on the winning sites, visit savingplaces.org/partners-in-preservation-main-streets. GOLDEN CORRID OR LI V ING

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CHANGING LIVES FOR 25 YEARS by Terri Durham, Office Coordinator, Seeds of Hope

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eeds of Hope will celebrate 25 years of spiritual, educational and social support to Casa Grande in 2018. Since the beginning, countless names and faces have left a mark on our organization, touching the lives of those who are broken, discouraged and seeking support in our community. What began as a God-dream to bridge the gap between churches and the underserved has become the heartbeat of our community – partnering with people, businesses and other resources that provide opportunities to improve lives.

THE PAST Countless people paved the way for Seeds of Hope to become what it is today. Past board members and directors carved out the mission and values from the beginning. A desire to offer help and hope to those in need was always at the forefront of decision making. Seeing enthusiastic participation in our early programs – after school and hot lunch – was affirmation we were following God’s direction and provided us motivation for the future. THE PRESENT Today, behind all we do at the Hot Lunch, After-School, Jobs For Life, Los Angeles de Esperanza, Stanfield Medical Clinic, MACC Wellness Clinic, and Community Garden programs are a multitude of volunteers who are the hands and feet of Jesus as they serve. With a kind word, gentle answer or hopefilled arm around a shoulder, these individuals embody our mission to improve lives through relationships. They are encouraged by the lasting changes made in the lives they touch.

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THE FUTURE So what will the next 25 years look like for Seeds of Hope? There will be many more faces and names, but the mission will be the same: promoting opportunities to improve lives through relationships and community development. We are committed to bringing people together to make our community a better place to live, work and play. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the people of our past, present and future at our 25th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church of Casa Grande. Find out more about the evening, ticket information and donation opportunities at www.seedsofhopeaz.com.

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Meet our Office Staff

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Why Coldwell Banker ROX Realty? . . . 6 GET TO KNOW – Agent Bios. . . . . . . . 8 CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS. . . . . . . . . 14 LUXURY LISTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 22 Should you use a REALTOR® to purchase new construction?. . . . . 17 What is the Coldwell Banker Difference?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 7 Reasons Why It’s Better to Work with a REALTOR®. . . . . . . . . 21

Aiessa has been with the Coldwell Banker ROX Realty team since May 2016 as Executive Administrative Assistant as well as a REALTOR®. She is native to Casa Grande, specializing in communication, training and organization. Aiessa creates a positive upbeat working environment and completes all tasks in a timely manner. We take pride in great customer service, so you can be sure that when you walk through our office doors, you will be greeted and treated with the utmost respect! Please stop by anytime, and we will be happy to assist you with your real estate needs.

AMANDA MASHORE The vast opportunities that the

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“Get to know us!” Hi - I’m Rock Earle, Owner and Designated Broker of Coldwell Banker ROX Realty in Casa Grande, the capital of Arizona’s Golden Corridor. We have the best of everything that makes a real estate agency effective for its customers - the best people, the best office, the best customers and the best legacy - over 300 years of combined local real estate success! • Check out our great residential agents, listings and a sampling of our recent “solds” beginning on page 8. • And check out our commercial agents and some great commercial listings beginning on page 26. • Also, we have a property management department that is second to none. Karen Henson and Susan Gallegos do a great job for both our owners and renters, and I welcome the chance to acquaint you, as a property owner, with our stellar service! • For those of you who are licensed agents or just thinking of getting into the business, check out Andy Estrada’s message on page 18; give him a call - you’ll be glad you did.

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GET TO KNOW … AGENT BIOS

ROCK EARLE • 520.421.9000

mier independent real estate brokerage.

ROCK@CBROX.COM

Casa Grande Insurance was acquired in 2012 and Rock has been involved in commer-

shortly afterwards, ROX Real Estate was merged into the

cial real estate since relocating from

area’s largest national franchise realty office -- the com-

California to Arizona in 1978. After

bination of which became Coldwell Banker ROX Realty.

several years in the metro Phoenix

In 2011, Rock created a new magazine to uniquely

area, various land ventures brought

market these businesses, and ROX MEDIA was formed

him to Casa Grande, where he

around it to pursue other media business opportunities. Today that magazine is Golden Corridor LIVING

opened his first real estate office in 1981. In his business, he focused initially on land brokerage and later on real estate investments. In 2005/2006

publications for itself and sponsors, printing over 5

he and his partners closed out the bulk of their portfo-

million pieces annually.

lios, and he retired from active business.

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Magazine, and ROX Media Group publishes 20 distinct

Rock continues to practice commercial property

After traveling extensively for several years, and

brokerage and investment (see Commercial Property,

with the onset of the Great Recession, Rock scaled

p.26) while balancing his other business and personal

back to look at business acquisition opportunities. In

interests with his wife, Elaine, and their twin 10-year-

2008 he formed ROX Real Estate as the region’s pre-

old boys, Chandler and Christian.

SUSAN ABDALLAH 520.705.1388

so started many world adventures.

for her family, she adores this

Susan and her husband, their

community that has grown and

SUSANA@COLDWELLBANKER.COM

son and his wife and her grandson,

expanded, but still holds small-

Susan has lived

who was 5 years old at the time,

town charm. Because Susan loves

in many places,

moved to Casa Grande in 1995.

it here, she sells from the heart.

and calls the

They fell in love right away. It is

Casa Grande

customary for a Lebanese fam-

your dream home or market your

area “the best

ily to be multi-generational -- a

home for top dollar. Whether buy-

place on earth.”

wonderful tradition and grounding

ing or selling in this community,

Originally from the Midwest, Susan

lifestyle. All this family support

her passion will make your expe-

also lived overseas for more than

helped encourage Susan to pursue

rience as smooth and worry-free

13 years. After a couple of years

the real estate field. And what a

as possible! Together we will make

in college, Susan was enticed by

ride it has been! Today, she has

your sale or purchase a win-win!

her “Auntie Mame” to travel. “All

over 20 years in the real estate

roads lead” to and from there, and

profession. Like the love she has

Allow Susan to help you find


ROBIN ARMENTA 520.414.8268

buying or selling your home in the

grow and prosper. This knowledge

Casa Grande area, allow Andy the

of the area allows her to find your

ROBIN.ARMENTA@COLDWELLBANKER.COM

chance to earn your business! He

perfect home or market your

STILL wants to be your REALTOR®!

property for a maximum return.

Casa Grande​is Robin’s home. She and her husband raised their family

Karen served on the Western

SUSAN GALLEGOS 520.371.0015

Pinal Association of Realtors for

SUSAN.GALLEGOS@COLDWELLBANKER.COM

stickler for details, and treats her

here. They love

two years as Treasurer. She is a

Susan has

clients like family, wanting only

the small-town feel, yet the

worked in the

the best outcome for them. She

community is growing strong.

real estate

will listen to you and work tire-

Situated right in the middle of two

world for over

lessly to promote your best inter-

big cities, Phoenix and Tucson,

17 years. She

ests. Karen is dedicated to pro-

Casa Grande is also close to major

has always been

viding service and expertise that

airports and big-city shopping. If

interested in real estate, since she

makes each transaction as seam-

you are looking to buy or sell in

was very young, and decided to

less and successful as possible.

Casa Grande or the surrounding

follow her dream and get her

area, please give Robin a call. She

license. She has worked in Casa

of your real estate needs. Let’s

promises to give you her personal

Grande, Arizona City, Eloy, Marico-

have fun!

service and commitment to

pa and Florence.

Please consider Karen for all

looks forward to getting to know

positions with the Western Pinal

KAY KERBY AND SARAH CAMPBELL

you and working through the

Association of Realtors. She really

“YOUR FAVORITE MOTHER-DAUGHTER REALTORS®!”

process together.

enjoys helping people find great

520.424.6577 SARAH 520.560.0769 KAY

ensuring a smooth transaction. She

Susan has held several different

deals and find their dream home.

ANTHONY “ANDY” ESTRADA 520.560.4965

California, and found herself here

ANDY1@COLDWELLBANKER.COM

in Arizona. She is a very fami-

She is originally from Northern

Born and raised

ly-oriented person, who enjoys

in Casa Grande

spending time off with her chil-

for more than 40

dren and grandchildren.

KAY_SARAH@COLDWELLBANKER.COM

years, Andy knows this community. Aside from his enlistment in the

KAREN HENSON 520.705.1714

The most important thing you

KAREN.HENSON@COLDWELLBANKER.COM

is that they love their profession.

need to know about Kay and Sarah

U.S. Marine Corps, he has never

Karen has held

They are very experienced, ded-

called anywhere else home! Andy

many positions

icated full-time REALTORS® with

currently serves as one of the City

in the real

a desire to make clients’ home

of Casa Grande’s Planning and

estate field over

purchases or sales pleasurable.

Zoning Commissioners. He is the

the past 15

Their skills in finance, contracts,

Sales Manager and Recruiter for

years. She

negotiation and marketing are all

Coldwell Banker ROX Realty, and is

received her real estate license in

used to navigate the buying and

always looking for new talent to

April 2013. Karen has lived in Casa

selling process.

join the company’s real estate team

Grande since she was a little girl,

of agents. If you are thinking of

and has watched the community

It is important to work with someone trusted. Clients enjoy 9


AGENT BIOS join his new real estate compa-

and Kay and Sarah see it as a

KEITH LAVOO 520.560.3787

valuable asset. They are only

KEITH.LAVOO@COLDWELLBANKER.COM

time home buyers to successfully

their straightforward approach,

truly happy when their clients are

Keith is the

navigate buying during the days of

pleased. There are two of them,

Managing Broker

short sales and foreclosures. Bea

which makes reaching one of them

of Coldwell

also worked with investors, where

twice as easy.

Banker ROX

they purchased for both rentals

Realty. He has

and fix and flips.

over 12 years of

In December 2011, Bea helped

As local professionals, Kay and Sarah know the neighborhoods, schools, market conditions, zoning

experience in the real estate

Rock Earle launch what was then

conditions and local economy.

market, including residential,

called CG ROX - the early name

They do the legwork and keep

commercial and vacant-land

for what is now Golden Corridor

their clients up-to-date with new

transactions. He has an extensive

LIVING Magazine.

listings and conditions as they im-

background in the title and escrow

Fast-forward to 2017, and Bea re-

pact the market. Let them guide

industry and land surveying, and is

mains active with Coldwell Banker

you through the complexities of

a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. A

ROX Realty. The market is now

buying or selling your home and

longtime resident of the Casa

more traditional sales, and buy-

eliminate any stress you may have.

Grande Valley, he moved to Casa

ers and sellers expectations have

Grande in 1971.

changed with the market. Her

JERRY KIRKPATRICK 520.705.0757

expertise and market knowledge

asset to her clients. Her clients

JERRY.KIRKPATRICK@COLDWELLBANKER.COM

with clients as well as his co-work-

appreciate her attention to detail!

Keith specializes in sharing his

knowledge of the area is a great

A resident of

ers to ensure the success of their

Casa Grande for

real estate transactions.

SUE PITTULLO 520.560.0957 SUEP@COLDWELLBANKER.COM

real estate

BEA LUECK 520.560.5671

business for 32

BEA.LUECK@COLDWELLBANKER.COM

67 years, Jerry has been in the

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ny. Bea worked with many first-

Sue started her real estate

years, and always in this area. He

Bea moved, as a

career in

specializes in sales and leasing in

teen, to the

Colorado in

the commercial market and

Maricopa area in

1977. After

working with clients in the

the late 1970s.

moving to

multifamily and industrial mar-

She and her

Arizona in 1980, she started

kets, as well. He also assists

husband later

working with a local real estate

clients in residential buying and

purchased their home in the same

agency, The Mahoney Group.

selling, including in the investor

area, raising their children to

After a 28-year career with The

market. Jerry received his

enjoy riding horses, raising 4-H

Mahoney Group and its subse-

salesperson real estate license in

animals and tranquil sunsets.

quent closure, Sue moved to a

1985 and attended Arizona School

In 1999, Bea joined Central Arizona

new company, ROX Real Estate.

of Real Estate, Maricopa Commu-

Broadcasting in bringing low-power

She enjoyed a very successful

nity College, Central Arizona

television to Casa Grande. For 12

three years with that company,

College and Arizona State Univer-

years, she held many roles at the

which then merged to become

sity. He is married with two

station, including producer, report-

Coldwell Banker ROX Realty.

children and eight grandchildren,

er and manager. In 2010 longtime

Today, she serves Pinal County as

all living in Arizona.

friend Rock Earle suggested she

a top agent with the company.


AGENT BIOS She strives to offer professional

for a year, and was Treasurer in

service, and brings 40 years of

2016. She works at Coldwell

experience, honesty, integrity and

Banker ROX Realty as Associate

GEORGIA F. SCHAEFFER 520.560.3333

strong work ethic. Her No. 1

Broker in Casa Grande, serving

GEORGIAS@COLDWELLBANKER.COM

priority is her clients’ best

most of Pinal County. Doreen

As a Casa

interests. Her strong referral base

would love your help in connecting

Grande native,

is the result of this commitment.

with anyone interested in selling

Georgia has a

Contact Sue to help you find your

or buying a home. She looks

vast and

next house or to sell the house

forward to working with you, your

intimate

you currently own, so you can

family or friends.

knowledge of

make your wishes a reality! She will always be there for you.

DOREEN RILEY 520.560.5268

the Valley and its residents. She

CONNIE RUSH, ASSOCIATE BROKER 520.560.0433

is the daughter of a cotton

CONNIE.RUSH@COLDWELLBANKER.COM

that a job worth doing is worth

farmer/cattle rancher/real estate broker, from whom she learned

Connie matches

doing well. Real estate gives

Doreen got into

clients with

Georgia the opportunity to serve

real estate

homes that

the public. Providing exceptional

because she

meet their

service and attention to details

enjoys meeting

needs and

beyond the standard level is her

new people and

desires, making

goal for all clients.

DOREEN.RILEY@COLDWELLBANKER.COM

showing differ-

the transition enjoyable and

Georgia’s experience ranges

ent houses, both new and resale.

simple. Her objective is simple: to

from representing sellers and

The excitement of a first-time

assist clients in making the best

buyers in residential resale to

home buyer purchasing his or her

decisions regarding their real

new home construction, land and

first home is like nothing else.

estate needs. Sound knowledge,

commercial sales. She works to

Working with people to downsize

open communication, keen

discover the needs of her clients

or purchase a larger home is also

negotiation skills and extensive

and then helps them meet those

an area of specialty for Doreen.

marketing expertise allow Connie

needs. She helps sellers properly

She started working in real estate

to achieve the best possible

prepare their properties to get

in April 1997 and worked as a Real

results for her clients, every time.

the highest and best price.

Estate Agent for three years,

Her business depends on referrals,

before going back to real estate

and she strives to provide her

tive in the community and state

school to get her broker’s license.

clients with an unsurpassed level

through various church, civic and

She also holds the GRI designation

of service.

service organizations and affilia-

(Graduate, REALTOR® Institute)

She offers flexible hours to

Since 1980, she has been ac-

tions. In 1995, she began serving

which helps REALTOR®s learn

meet client needs. She also offers

on local and state REALTOR®

about things real estate school

a free market analysis and an ag-

boards. Licensed for 22 years,

doesn’t teach. Doreen has sold

gressive marketing program to fit

Georgia is a broker in the State

resale, new homes and lots to

your goals. She provides service

of Arizona, graduate, REALTOR®

build a new home on. She has

to western Pinal County - Arizona

Institute, past-president of the

served on Western Pinal Board of

City, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Eloy,

Western Pinal Board of Realtors,

Realtors four years and was Vice

Toltec, Maricopa, Stanfield and

active in the Arizona Association

President for a year, then Presi-

Florence. She has thousands of

of Realtors, a member of the Na-

dent for two years, Past-President

homes at her fingertips.

tional Association of Realtors and 11


AGENT BIOS a member of the Coldwell Banker

of four, who can relate to the

financing, Joyce can build strong,

Diamond Society. In her profes-

diverse wants and needs of today’s

lifelong relationships with one

sional career, Georgia has worked

families. Gretchen grew up on a

satisfied client at a time.

diligently to establish a repu-

farm here in Casa Grande, the

tation as an effective, discrete

daughter of a doctor and a

ers, representing sellers, first-time

negotiator. She values honesty

REALTOR®. She was a stay-at-home

buyers, short sales, foreclosures,

and integrity, and her reputation

mom for several years, then went

relocations, luxury properties,

depends on it.

on to own and run Elite Cleaners

resorts and second homes, horse

until she sold the business and

properties, senior housing and

DAVID SCHLAGEL 520.280.9049

began working in the escrow

investment properties.

DAVID.SCHLAGEL@COLDWELLBANKER.COM

Security Agency for nearly seven

industry. Gretchen was with Title

David is a local

years, and has valuable knowledge

ANNALISA TAPIA 520-560-2960

Arizona real

of title, escrow and the real estate

ANNALISA.TAPIA@COLDWELLBANKER.COM

estate agent

purchase transaction process. This

As a native to

with over 25

experience has helped her guide

Casa Grande,

years in con-

clients through a smooth and

Annalisa has the

struction and

informed transaction from start to

knowledge of

real estate. For work in the year

finish. Gretchen has extensive

the community

2016, he was recognized as one of

knowledge in specialized property

and the sur-

the top 2 percent of Coldwell

research and gives her clients the

rounding areas to assist buyers and

Banker agents internationally. He

best possible care, which every-

sellers with their real estate

works hard for his clients, which

one, no matter the size of the

needs. But more importantly, she

include home buyers and sellers,

transaction, deserves.

loves Casa Grande and enjoys

as well as real estate investors.

sharing her hometown. Annalisa’s goal is to make the real estate

market, and prides himself on his

JOYCE SOUTH 520.705.1272

clients’ wide range of successful

JOYCE.SOUTH@COLDWELLBANKER.COM

finish and the experience enjoy-

David is very in tune with our local

transaction smooth from start to

investment and home purchases.

For Joyce, her

able. She has worked with a

He specializes in the Pinal County

signature is

variety of clients, from first-time

area of Arizona, located directly

service. An

home buyers to retirees, investors,

between Phoenix and Tucson. With

Arizona resident

seasoned home buyers and

numerous large-scale building

since 1960, she

returning clients.

projects underway, this area is

has lived in the 1986. Before embarking on a

CATHY TAYLOR 520.560.2083

GRETCHEN SLAUGHTER 520.483.6054

career in real estate, Joyce was

CATHYT@COLDWELLBANKER.COM

responsible for livestock and wool

Cathy was

GRETCHEN.S@COLDWELLBANKER.COM

marketing at Southfork Ranch in

passionate

Gretchen is a

Coolidge, Arizona. Prior to that,

about real

local REALTOR®

she was Marketing Director and

estate before

who really loves

Loan Supervisor for Republic

becoming an

what she does.

Airlines Federal Credit Union in

agent, and now

She is also a

Phoenix. With her previous

enjoys the challenges of the

wife and mother

experience in marketing, sales and

business more than ever. She

poised for explosive growth.

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Specialities: Representing buy-

greater Casa Grande area since


AGENT BIOS began her career in real estate in

Dakota, Jennifer moved to the

two companies merged, continued

Casa Grande when she moved

beautiful state of Arizona about

with Coldwell Banker ROX Realty.

from Virginia in 1986. As a

15 years ago. She has lived in

service-oriented agent, Cathy

Maricopa for the last 10 years.

buyers who know what they want

works with buyers and sellers in

Growing up in a small town,

in a home, a lifestyle and what

this exciting, but challenging

knowing everyone and where

they desire most out of life. Dawn

process of buying or selling. She is

everyone knows you, has given

also enjoys assisting sellers in

an Associate Broker with the CRS

Jennifer a great respect and per-

downsizing, upsizing or those who

and GRI designations, and contin-

spective for life in a smaller town

simply need a change.

ues to seek education as a

like Maricopa, Casa Grande and

priority in this ever-changing

the surrounding cities.

She loves spending time with

Dawn’s areas of expertise include Arizona City, Casa Grande,

business of real estate investing.

She brings more than 20

Let Cathy help you through the

years of sales and client rela-

and San Tan Valley. She has had

buying and selling maze for a

tions experience to the table and

the opportunity to work in Gil-

smooth transaction. She is never

places an emphasis on commu-

bert, Mesa and Chandler as well.

too busy for your business, and

nication. Jennifer’s knowledge is

your referrals of family and

your knowledge, so feel free to

er-changing market and taking

friends are always welcomed.

ask questions! Regardless of the

continuing education classes to

transaction, she is happy to help

be the best agent is her priority.

JENNIFER TURNER 480.245.3435

in any way she can!

She has obtained CDPE (Certified

JENNIFER.TURNER@COLDWELLBANKER.COM

ignation, which has helped many

Jennifer takes

DAWN M. ZIMBELMAN 520.431.2875

pride in always

DAWNZ@COLDWELLBANKER.COM

ing short sales. She also holds the

giving the best

A transplant

designation of ABR (Accredited

attention to her

from the Jersey

Buyer’s Representative) and SRES

clients! Her

shore, Dawn has

(Senior’s Real Estate Specialist).

clients can rest

lived in Casa

Call Dawn if you would like to dis-

assured they will receive the

Grande since

cuss selling or purchasing a home.

quality of service and knowledge

the late 70s. She has always loved the small,

communication before, during and

hometown feel of this area and

after their transactions is ex-

appreciates each and every

tremely important to Jennifer. She

sunrise and sunset. met her husband, John. Togeth-

phone and responding to emails

er, they’ve raised their children

and texts in a timely manner. For

here, and they plan to stay here

buyers, it’s Jennifer’s pleasure to

through their retirement years.

find the ideal property to fit their

Both Dawn and her husband are

wish lists. For sellers, it’s her

dog- lovers and have had their

mission to get clients the most

fair share of rescues.

do it as quickly as possible. Born and raised in South

families both listing and purchas-

Casa Grande is where Dawn

making herself available over the

money for their properties and to

Staying current on the ev-

Distressed Property Expert) des-

they deserve. Providing them with

ensures this level of support by

Coolidge, Eloy, Florence, Maricopa

Dawn started with ROX Real Estate, moved to Coldwell Banker Excel Realty and then when the

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CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

“Absolutely fantastic! Sarah Campbell and Kay Kerby

“Annalisa Tapia served as the listing and selling

made buying our house a very nice experience. They

agent for the recent sale of my home in Casa Grande.

arranged for everything to happen -- bankers/lenders,

Ms. Tapia is, without a doubt, the most skilled and

inspectors and termite inspection. They also were very

professional agent I have ever had the opportunity to

patient with us, because our requirements in a house

work with. She has a bubbly and friendly personality,

were a little rare. I wanted a smaller house with RV

almost beyond compare. She did a super job of home-

parking, soaker tub and a work shed. They found it

work, and made a presentation of my home that net-

and at a great price. Thanks again, Kay and Sarah!”

ted a cash offer within about 16 hours after the ‘for

— Adam Frizzell

sale’ sign was placed! Then she worked tirelessly with precise follow-up after the offer was made. and had a

“Sarah Campbell has not only been my real estate

completed contract before the end of the day. With no

agent; she has become my friend. My husband and I

hesitation I would recommend Ms. Tapia to any person

searched high and low for just the perfect house to

desiring to work with a true professional.” — Glenn W.

make us feel at home, and Sarah was right there to help. She and her mother, Kay, are very profession-

“Annalisa Tapia is fantastic and the only agent I will

al, honest and knowledgeable about the houses they

use. Annalisa has helped me buy three homes over the

are selling. If Sarah did not know the answer about

last five years. She is always available. and works tire-

a house, she found the answer within minutes. Sarah

lessly to find the right home and property each time.

also assisted us with all the paperwork for the bank

I have known Annalisa for over 30 years, and she is

loan, utility paperwork and closing. She gave us rec-

not only a great REALTOR®, but also a great member

ommendations for movers and other experts we would

of her church and community. There is no one I trust

need. I would recommend, and have definitely already

more to take care of my family and me.” — Alberto N.

recommended, Sarah if you are searching for a great real estate professional.” — Judy Merrill

“Selling one’s home is a very emotional and stressful time. Georgia Schaeffer and Dawn Zimbelman were

“My family and I knew we made the right choice by

absolute angels when we sold our house last year.

working with our local REALTOR®, Doreen Riley from

They made it so easy for us. All we had to do was

Coldwell Banker ROX Realty. She helped us every step

concentrate on packing! They will forever have our

of the way through the process of buying our new

gratitude, and we would definitely recommend them!

home. We did not feel stressed or rushed while looking

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estate market and the way she made me feel that my

“My husband and I had the pleasure of working with

family and I are her priority is why I would be happy

Dawn Zimbelman when listing/selling our home in

to work with her again.”

Ironwood Village. The house sold in two days! Each

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432 E. SEVEN SEAS DR., CASA GRANDE $449,900

Country setting at its finest on 2.43 acres, nestled in the foothills near Central Arizona College with breathtaking sunrise and sunsets. Paved road access and only 5 minutes to I-10 interchange. Santa Fe style 3 bedrooms. 2 baths with a den, great room and fireplace. You will love the pine wood stained doors, cactus spine ceiling in foyer, plus touches of stained glass not to mention the sky lights. Recently updated kitchen with gorgeous 42” cabinets with pull out drawers, quartz countertops and upgraded appliances. Master suite is large with walk-in closet, and beautiful view of the foothills. Detached garage offers an additional 2 car spaces plus work area. Fully insulated with an evaporate cooler. RV covered port attached. One-of-a-kind property is totally fenced with an interior fence for the dogs, and secured with an electric gate.

Highly upgraded Fulton Burroughs model with full basement w/ split 4-car garage. Kitchen features staggered maple cabinets, granite counters, GE Profile™ appliances including gas cooktop and Advantium™ wall ovens. Great room includes surround sound,gas stacked-stone fireplace with custom stone mantel. Open floorplan is perfect for entertaining! Master and 2 bedrooms on the main level all with walk-in closets. Snail shower in master bath. Basement features huge game-room (pool table included!), two bedrooms + full bath. Fully landscaped backyard paradise has a fenced pool, 10-foot RV gate, rain gutters, extended concrete walkways and more! 3-car garage has epoxy floor you can eat on! Single garage is extended length. Solar, RO system, security system - the list is extensive. BEA LUECK 520.560.5671

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1533 E. CHAPARRAL PL., CASA GRANDE $249,500

297 W SEASIDE DR., CASA GRANDE $248,000 REDUCED!

Large 4-bedroom, 2-bath home with plenty of space for the entire family or just for entertaining. Located in a new home subdivision with community parks and green belts. Home offers a large living room, spacious kitchen with plenty of cabinet space, family room, master bedroom with walk-in closet, separate tub & shower, double sinks & vanity. Full bath and bedroom downstairs. The home is double insulated, great energy saver. Backyard has grass play area and desert landscape with covered patio and an outdoor BBQ island with sink.

This large Villago home is priced to sell! It has a great floor plan and features wood floors on the stairs and all the rooms upstairs. The first floor has all tile. The huge master bedroom has an attached sitting area/ office and a door to a private balcony. The master bath boasts dual sinks, separate tub, beautiful shower and private water closet. There are 3 more bedrooms, 2 full baths and a powder room. The large pool and covered patio are fenced for child safety.

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Should you use a REALTOR ® to purchase new construction?

Y

ou bet! There are several reasons why you

A REALTOR® can help you pick the builder that best

would be wise to employ an experienced new

meets your needs. Once you have chosen a builder,

construction REALTOR® to represent you with

your REALTOR® can advise on lot selection, upgrades

your purchase of a home to be built or a newly-con-

and design choices. Another important role of your

structed home. The No. 1 reason is the pleasant

REALTOR® is making sure you understand the contract

woman or nice man greeting you at the model home

you are entering into and all disclosures you would be

or building site solely represents the builder. They may

required to sign. Your REALTOR® can also assist you

offer you advice, but they do not act on your behalf.

along the way with the building process and help if any issues arise.

Using a REALTOR® allows you to have your own representation. REALTORS® aren’t just agents. They are

Many builders will have their own mortgage lenders.

professional members of the National Association of

Surprisingly, this is not all bad. In most cases you

REALTORS®, and subscribe to its strict code of ethics.

would receive added incentives and upgrades on your new home by using their lender. However, your REAL-

As a buyer, you would not be paying additional money

TOR® can help you weigh the value of these incentives

for a REALTOR® to represent you. This would be paid

and ensure you receive all available incentives.

by the seller/builder. And you would not receive a discount without the layer of protection a REALTOR®

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At Coldwell Banker ROX Realty, we are more than a team of highly experienced REALTORS. We are like family. Arizona’s housing market continues to grow, and there has never been a better time to join the real estate industry. We are looking for highly professional self-starters to join us in serving Pinal County and portions of Maricopa County. If you have great communication and technology skills and a basic understanding of social media platforms, then we’d like to hear from you. We will provide training, as needed, and you will have the opportunity to learn from the area’s top licensed agents. Coldwell Banker ROX Realty is committed to adhering to the highest ethics, providing outstanding customer service and remaining a leader in our industry. When you join our team, you can be proud to work for one of the best-known, most respected brands in real estate. We look forward to hearing from you! — Anthony “Andy” Estrada, REALTOR®, Sales Manager 18


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Coldwell Banker ROX Realty is a blend of premier global and local branding with “Simply the BEST” of everything: marketing, technology, training, offices, web environment etc. COMMUNITY / CULTURE Coldwell Banker ROX Realty is a collaborative group of "Pillars of the Community" Agents SIMPLY THE BEST Coldwell Banker ROX Realty is a COMMUNITY / CULTURE Coldwell Banker ROX Realty who live here, work here, play here, "give back" here, blend of premier global and local branding with “Simis a collaborative group of “Pillars of the Communiand have for generations. here, and have for generations. - Andyback’ Estrada

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Coldwell Banker: unparalleled national marketing (Super Bowl etc.) Print: regular ads in LIVING Magazine and Smart Shopper Events: regular events year-round, both ROX-sponsored and independent Open house support Newsletter (monthly personalized sphere of influence Agent Mailer) Floor time: including weekends CB University: online training on a variety of industry topics Brain Food (Regular weekly in-office classes on a variety of pertinent topics) CRE (Regular On-Site Continuing Education Classes) CB Works: online training on Coldwell Banker policies and procedures Assigned Mentor for new agents (Classic, full-time only) Classic Full-Service Compensation Plans with Progressive Splits and Perks Company sponsorship of AFLAC disability/supplemental income plans Errors and Omissions insurance (company-paid) License Fee Deal Fee 5,000sf in the best central location in Casa Grande, ample parking Professional reception area, pleasant waiting environment; kitchen/lounge area Two elegant, public-facing conference rooms, both with flat-screen panels with internet, computer Floor time Phones (wired); internet (wired/wi-fi) with boosters throughout office (Cox, 50 mbs) Private offices (based on production);1 unassigned commuting/workstations Paperless document management system Transaction Management Coldwellbanker.com Rated #1 – see opposite Coldwell Banker ZAP predictive technology Website ZAP Agent website and CRM LeadRouter Social media support, many opportunities for social media marketing Forms (zipforms) Misc office supplies: copies (color, b & w) and many others2 Presentation folders Business cards (Temporary and First Order) Signs (For Sale Signs and Open House Signs) and lockboxes Personalized riders Setup and takedown for signs and lockboxes 1. 2.

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RECENTLY SOLD PROPERTIES

61 W. DIAMOND TRL., SAN TAN VALLEY

109 W. CARIBBEAN DR.

161 E. TAHITI DR.

246 W CRIMSON SKY CT

SOLD IN 36 DAYS

DAYS SOLD IN 6 PRICE ! T ABOVE LIS

DAYS SOLD IN 6 RICE ! AT LIST P

DAYS SOLD IN 5 PRICE ! T ABOVE LIS

376 N. 23RD ST., COOLIDGE

644 W. PALO VERDE ST.

676 W. DELRAY DR

917 W. STRAHAN DR. TEMPE

SOLD IN 36 DAYS

SOLD IN 20 DAYS

SOLD IN 54 DAYS

SOLD IN 33 DAYS

1141 E. RACINE DR.

1162 E. AVENIDA ELLENA

1334 E. SAMUEL ST

1370 E. PRICKLY PEAR DR.

SOLD IN 16 DAYS

SOLD IN 15 DAYS

DAYS SOLD IN 9 RICE ! AT LIST P

SOLD IN 31 DAYS

1382 E. 9TH PL

1422 E. AVENIDA ISABELA

1454 E. AVENIDA ISABELA

1562 E. 10TH ST

DAYS SOLD IN 3 RICE ! AT LIST P

DAYS SOLD IN 5 RICE ! AT LIST P

DAYS SOLD IN 11T PRICE ! ABOVE LIS

SOLD IN 36 DAYS

1570 E. MANOR DR.

1571 E. LAUREL DR.

1760 E. CABORCA DR.

2571 N. LUPITA PL.

SOLD IN 31 DAYS

SOLD IN 53 DAYS

DAYS SOLD IN 11T PRICE ! ABOVE LIS

SOLD IN 37 DAYS

2634 E SAN SIMEON DR.

3189 E. SUPERIOR RD., SAN TAN VALLEY

7172 W. GELDING LN., COOLIDGE

28585 N. SUNSET DR. SAN TAN VALLEY

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Tempted to sell your house yourself or find one to buy on your own? HERE ARE 7 REASONS WHY IT’S BETTER TO WORK WITH A REALTOR® 1. THEY HAVE KNOWLEDGE REALTORS® know the ins and outs of the home

information to most consumer real estate websites such as Realtor.com, Homes.com, Zillow and others.

buying and selling process. They understand disclo-

Many prospective buyers come through the doors as a

sure forms, inspection reports, the mortgage process,

result of the REALTOR’S® contacts and referrals. Your

insurance policies, deeds and settlement statements.

REALTOR® can also pre-screen those wishing to view

Your agent will help ensure you have all of the right

your home, so that you do not have to waste a lot of

information at your fingertips to make sound decisions.

time with unqualified potential buyers.

2. THEY CAN OFFER ADVICE

5. THEY STAY ON TOP OF INDUSTRY CHANGES

From giving you important information about the

REALTORS® are assisting clients in many transactions

community, schools and zoning matters to answering

every year, and stay on top of changing laws and regu-

questions about HOAs, adjacent developments and

lations as well as market fluctuations. The average per-

more, REALTORS® can provide you with objective in-

son will buy and sell homes a handful of times through-

formation about a property. This information will help

out his or her life, but REALTORS® do it every day.

you minimize your risk and aid you in making the right choice for yourself, your family and your future.

6. THEY ADHERE TO A CODE OF ETHICS Every member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of

3. THEY ARE EXPERIENCED NEGOTIATORS The negotiation that takes place in a real estate

REALTORS® makes a commitment to adhere to a strict code of ethics, which are created to protect you. This

transaction does not stop at just the price. There are

means you can expect honest and ethical treatment

also terms, date of possession and the inclusion or exclu-

during your transactions. REALTORS® are also required

sion of repairs, furnishings and other items. You should

to take a refresher course regarding this code of ethics

be given a period of time to complete your inspections

every four years.

and investigations of the property before entering into an agreement to purchase the home. Your agent can both advise upon and implement these agreements.

7. THEY CAN BE THERE WHEN YOU CAN’T Trying to view houses and show your own can be extremely time-consuming. Your REALTORS® will

4. THEY KNOW HOW TO MARKET HOMES Your chances of finding a buyer increase dramati-

handle your open house, if you wish to have one. They can also preview listings for you and make recommen-

cally with more people seeing your listing. And placing

dations regarding if you should take time out to see

signage and ads is only the start. The multiple listing

them yourself. They are available to talk with other

service (MLS) is a marketing tool only available through

agents at a moment’s notice and will even ask for

association membership. The MLS syndicates the listing

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LUXURY LISTINGS

21310 E. VIA DEL RANCHO., QUEEN CREEK $289,900

43640 W. BAILEY AVE., MARICOPA $265,000

Spectacular large single-family home in The Villages at Queen Creek. Located on an oversized lot with amazing views of the golf course. Spacious split-floor plan with 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Living area is open and bright with tons of natural light and wonderful views. The kitchen is a chef’s delight with tons of cabinetry and plenty of counter space. The master suite is spacious and open, with lovely views of the golf course. The master bath features a separate tub and shower and a large walk-in closet. Secondary bedrooms are very good-sized, with plenty of closet space. A sizeable den/office space rounds out the expansive interior. Outside you will find a huge yard with tons of space for entertaining. Don’t forget the spectacular views of the golf course and Arizona sunsets.

Spacious home in The Villages of Rancho El Dorado. Home features 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, with one bedroom and full bath downstairs. Beautifully landscaped backyard includes a solar heated pool with waterfalls. Enjoy swimming all year-round in this fabulous backyard retreat. SUSAN GALLEGOS 520.423.8250

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1227 E. CLEARVIEW DR., CASA GRANDE $438,888

9661 N. CHEMEHLEVI DR., CASA GRANDE $395,000

This expansive home is sophisticated, glamorous and dramatic! It is also inviting, charming and cozy providing the perfect living environment. The main floor features 3,124 square feet, the finished basement has 725 square feet and the detached guest house provides another 389 square feet. There are 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and a 3-car garage. Of course all the rooms are fabulous! The backyard is truly wonderful and features a huge covered patio, a putting green, a gorgeous pool and a carefree child playground. The refrigerator in the photos is not the refrigerator that will convey. There is a new stainless LG in the kitchen now. The chandelier in the family room dining area does not convey.

Custom 5 bedroom and 3.5 bath home with 3-car garage and huge covered patio. This home spares no detail. 2’’X 6’’ construction with 8’’ concrete slab foundation. Spectacular columns in front with great setback and inviting circle drive. Custom tile work in kitchen is a showcase unto itself. Open floor-plan and lots of ceramic tile for your next home sweet home.

KAY KERBY 520.560.0769, SARAH CAMPBELL 520.424.6577

VICTOR D’SOUZA 520.705.1388


321 E. QUAIL CT., CASA GRANDE $324,900

12671 W. MARTIN RD., CASA GRANDE $332,000

Beautifully maintained 4-bedroom, 2-bath home with 2,649 SF. Entertainer’s kitchen with granite countertops and large island with eating area and bay window. Kitchen is open to the cozy family room with gas fireplace. Beautiful formal dining and living room with large windows, which allow tons of natural light. You will love the master suite with his and her walk-in closets. Separate tub/shower with separate double sinks includes vanity for her. There is a door to the patio from the master bathroom. Large laundry/mud room with tons of storage. 3-car garage has side entrance, RV gate and parking with full hookups. Backyard has flowering trees and shrubs and a large covered patio for entertaining and plenty of space for a pool. Fresh exterior paint. Home sits on 20,038-SF lot. Home warranty will transfer to new buyer!

Exceptionally well cared for custom home on 1 acre. Completely fenced with a view lot and north/south facing. This single-story home was well-designed with a great room that opens to the kitchen and gorgeous backyard, vaulted ceilings and two-sided fireplace. Split floor-plan with vaulted ceilings in master with the fireplace. Master bath is spacious with walk-in closet, double vanity and separate tub and shower. Kitchen has large breakfast bar, eating area and all tile-floors. 4 large bedrooms with a den that has a closet, so it could be an additional bedroom. One bedroom has own bath. Laundry room with sink, entrance from 3-car garage. Full covered patio, stamped concrete, spa, and balcony from patio that overlooks all of Casa Grande with city lights and mountain views!

ROBIN ARMENTA 520.414.8268

SUE PITTULLO 520.560.0957

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14782 W BELMONT DR., CASA GRANDE $275,000

6898 W. PALOMINO WAY, COOLIDGE $399,900

Country living at its best on this 3.45 acres with 1,630 square-foot main-level floor home with a 947 square-foot high-ceiling basement. Master bedroom and 1 BD/den up, game room and 1 BD down, with 2 skylights to make it bright. Master bath has his/her sinks and walk-in closets and glass doors from bedroom to patio. Kitchen has vaulted ceiling and skylight, plus oak cabinets, inviting eating area with windows, and glass sliding doors opening to the gorgeous backyard with tons of wildlife. Horse corral for 2 horses with water, solar hot water heater for efficiency. Surround sound speaker will stay. Central vac. Natural desert fencing. 3 planting irrigation zones on timers. Hot water heater was new in 2013, when the solar was installed. Rural with beautiful views city lights/mountains.

Casa Grande/Coolidge custom beauty near CAC & I-10 on 1 acre horse property with stunning sunrises and sunsets and room to ride. A gorgeous iron entry door opens this spacious home. Features include a grand formal living/dining room, 12- foot ceilings, 8-foot doors and windows, travertine tile in all wet areas, luxurious carpet and 2-inch’ blinds. Gourmet kitchen/great room has an island/ breakfast bar, stainless Energy Star appliances, gas range/oven, granite counters, maple cabinets, tile surround and two pantries. The split master suite has a comfort height vanity, garden tub, separate shower and large walk-in closet. A fenced, self-cleaning saltwater PebbleTec play pool, extended patio and ramada for entertaining. 2 RV gates, RV carport with 50 amp service and full hookup. Conex storage unit. Close to CAC & easy access to I-10!

SUE PITTULLO 520.560.0957

GEORGIA SCHAEFFER 520.560.3333

1919 N Trekell Rd, Casa Grande AZ 85122 Office 520-423-8250 Fax 520-423-8247 ColdwellBankerROX.com

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MEET SUSAN GALLEGOS:

Karen is a property manager for

Susan is a property manager for

Coldwell Banker ROX Realty. Her

Coldwell Banker ROX Realty. She

philosophy is “careful management.”

enjoys helping people with finding

She provides personal service to her

properties to lease, and providing

clients, maintaining a professional

information to make their move a

relationship with all of them. She

smooth transition. Her goal is to

takes pride in understanding her clients’ wishes and

provide excellent customer service and to manage

taking care of their property management needs. She

properties efficiently. Susan is continuing her

has established a list of service personnel and vendors,

education and achieved the Certified Residential

which has come from years of experience in this area.

Property Management (CRPM) designation, setting her apart from the rest. Let her take the headaches

Karen continues to update her skills and knowledge

out of managing your rental property and offer you

through participation in professional courses. She

peace of mind that your investment is in good

is currently working on her designation for CRPM

hands.

(Certified Residential Property Management).

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very anxious to find the perfect home. I’ve lived

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being able to report any minor maintenance

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issues through email or text. I have found that

• Emergency Calls

no matter the time of day or night, I always

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ROX Realty clearly indicating when to expect

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GET TO KNOW … COMMECIAL AGENTS

ROCK EARLE

KEITH LAVOO Rock’s primary

Keith is the

Connie has

area of exper-

Managing Broker

been involved

tise is land, and

of Coldwell

in western

he deals mainly

Banker ROX

Pinal County

for his own and

Realty. He is a

real estate

longtime

longtime

since 1992. She

investor/partners’ accounts. He

resident of the Casa Grande

has experience in office, retail,

occasionally accepts new clients,

Valley, and has extensive experi-

multi-family and land.

and regularly mentors younger

ence in the title and escrow

agents in his office.

industry and land surveying. This

GEORGIA SCHAEFFER

background gives him a wealth of

It is an exciting

knowledge in relation to the many

time for

With over 25

aspects of investment, land and

commercial

years in con-

commercial property transactions,

real estate,

struction and

and he uses this information to

both in land

real estate,

assist his clients every day.

transactions

DAVID SCHLAGEL

David has the experience to

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CONNIE RUSH

and business transactions. Since

JERRY KIRKPATRICK

1995, Georgia has provided

help you with your next real

Jerry has been a

exceptional service and attention

estate transaction. David special-

commercial

to details for the clients she has

izes in land and investment

broker for more

served. In fact, she learned from

properties as well as commercial

than 30 years,

the best. Georgia’s father came

real estate. Whether you are

and specializes in

to Casa Grande in 1933 and was

looking for a large-scale develop-

commercial

a farmer/rancher/REALTOR®,

ment project or looking to

investment properties in Pinal County

who passed on his work ethic to

purchase income- producing

and throughout Arizona. He has been

his daughter. Georgia has worked

properties, he is here to help. As

very active in commercial, retail and

diligently to maintain that

a resident of Casa Grande, David

industrial leasing, and has leased

reputation as an effective,

is very in tune with our local

over 1.5 million square feet of

discrete negotiator, and she

market, and prides himself on his

commercial, retail and industrial

continues that commitment

success in serving clients with a

properties over the past 30 years. He

today.

wide range of successful invest-

also brings his experience to land-

ment and commercial purchases

lords, whom he regularly assists in

and sales.

the development of new properties.


Properties for Lease

406 N. FLORENCE ST - 3600 SF RETAIL IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CASA GRANDE - $1,900 PER MONTH Large airy retail space in historic downtown Casa Grande. Perfect for a number of retail and service oriented businesses. Expansive display windows and tons of open floor space. Small private kitchenette and ADA compliant bath. All of this in a well maintained building with high ceilings and lots of light in the center of town. Owner/agent

318 E. COTTONWOOD LN., CASA GRANDE A four tenant plaza with space available from 1,400 to 2,000 sq ft. low base rents starting at $10.00 per sq ft modified gross lease. The 1,400 sq ft suite is built out and ready to occupy. The 2,000 sq ft space is more open. Located in the heart of high traffic Cottonwood Ln.

111 W. FLORENCE BLVD., CASA GRANDE

711 E. FLORENCE BLVD., CASA GRANDE

A six tenant building with frontage on Florence Blvd and also 4th street. 3 spaces remain from 700 to 1,000 sq ft. Low rates starting at $9.00 per sq ft modified gross lease with some free rents and tenant improvements.

A 3.600 sq ft building located on high traffic Florence Blvd. 1.600 sq ft suite in open and a 2,000 sq ft suite is built out with offices and two ADA restrooms. Ready to lease. Rates are $10.00 per sq ft modified gross.

958 E. RODEO RD., CASA GRANDE

177 W. COTTONWOOD LN., CASA GRANDE

The McCartney Ranch Crossings Center - one of the nicer centers in Casa Grande. With space ranging from 1,125 sq ft to 5,000 sq ft. Spaces are ready to build out. Rates are at $12.00 per sq ft with NNN leases and free rent.

Multi-tenant center, located in the high traffic area of Cottonwood Ln. Spaces ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 sq ft. Most space are built out with offices. All leases are modified gross lease. Lease rates start at $14.00 per sq ft, with some free rent.

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2,800sf Commercial Building (3 suites) 801 E Florence Blvd, Casa Grande, AZ 85122

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#1: 2,100sf main (front) space currently #2: 350sf with bath and separate entry #3: 350sf with bath and separate entry

Use(s): Suite 1: Owner occupied; Suite 2 & 3: audiology, lea

801 E. FLORENCE S/E/C Florence Blvd and L Location:BLVD., CASA GRANDE $349,000 Size: 2,800sf (total building area 2,800sf Commercial Building w/3 suites. Great user or investor property Parking: 9 on-site parking spaces on main arterial of Casa Grande.

Zoning: B1

#1: 2,100sf main (front space) #2: 350sf w/bath and separate entry Utilities: SW Gas, APS, AZ Water C #3: 350sf w/bath and separate entry

507-03-014, Taxdedicated Parcel: parking Zoned: B-1, spaces. -015 Seller may carry. Price: $349,000

Terms: Seller may carry; submit

Comments: â–ş Property includes vacan currently used for parking â–şBoth tenants will vacate

Property photo 317 E. 4TH ST. CASA GRANDE $139,900

The information contained herein is from sources deemed reliable. Broker has no reason to doubt its accuracy but does not guarantee it. It is the responsibility of the person reviewing it to independently verify it. This information package is subject to chang

Rock Earle Designated Broker, Principal 520.421.9000 304 E. 3RD ST. E - CASA GRANDE $125,000 rock@cbrox.com

Perfect for your office or service business. This wonderful space is located across from the library in histor-

Keith LaVoo COLDWELL B ic downtown Casa Grande. Huge reception area with wood flooring running throughout. Recent renovations Associate Broker 1919 N Tr 520.560.3787 include a bath with a shower and a separate kitchenette. Building features a very large office or conference room and one additional office. Space is also available to easily add one or more additional offices. Need keith@cbrox.com

Nice building remodeled with open area, three offices and small kitchen. Owner may carry back.

more space? This property also has a large storage area that could also serve as additional office space. Private off street parking is on site in addition to the public parking. Come and see this gem today.

1115 E FLORENCE BLVD., CASA GRANDE ON THE MARKET AT $3.200,000 615 E FLORENCE BLVD., CASA GRANDE $350,000 A 3,000 sq ft building with two suite of 1,500 sq ft each, high visibility on high traffic Florence Blvd, Investors take a look this is the right property for your investment. 28

The Town Center - one of the nicer small centers in Casa Grande. Very well maintained in the heart of Casa Grande, 100% occupied with 12 tenants and great leases. A must see for all investors - CAP RATE 7.09%


4.37ac Commercial corner

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parcel with easy access and 9TH 4.37ACA phenomenal COMMERCIAL CORNER SWC great visibility in area of national retailers just ST. / POTTEBAUM RD., CASA GRANDE off Florence Blvd. $950,000: $4.99/SF This parcel has everything you need (zoning,

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City of Casa Grande B-2

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SWC W O’Neil Dr / N Pinal Ave, Casa Grande AZ 85122 Aerial photo; property location and information

Seller may consider splitting the parcel Seller may sell subject to zoning Rev. 4.17.2017

This is that rare parcel on Pinal Ave with everything: easy

access, utilities, traffic counts, zoning, development and W. 5.57AC COMMERCIAL CORNER SWC COLDWELL BANKER ROX REALTY location. population all around it – location, location, O’NEIL DR./PINAL AVE., GRANDE 1919 N CASA Trekell Rd, Casa Grande AZ 85122 Use your imagination for what you could docbroxcommercial.com with it: fast food $1,150,000: $4.74/SF 520.423.8250 on the corner? Office? More mini-storage?

The information contained herein is from sources deemed reliable. BROKER has no reason to doubt its accuracy but does not guarantee it. It is the responsibility of the reviewer it to independently verify it. This information package is subject to change, prior sale or complete withdrawal without notification.

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50ac TIERRA GRANDE Mixed-use

Price: $1,150,000 ($4.74/sq ft) Comments:

Casa Grande, Arizona

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Jack-in-the-Box pad just sold for $12.35/sf Seller may consider splitting the parcel Seller may sell subject to zoning Rev. 7.20.2017

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Welcome to TIERRA GRANDE, located equidistant (11 miles) from Casa Grande, and Coolidge and 4 miles MIXED-USE east of PHOENIX MART. 50 ACEloy TIERRA GRANDE COLDWELL BANKER ROX REALTY TIERRA GRANDE boasts an 18-hole golf course, two wastewater $1,450,000: $29,263/ACRE 1919 N Rd, Casa Grande AZ 85122 treatment plants (one on each side of 11Trekell Mile Corner Rd), An extensive

The information contained herein is from sources deemed reliable. BROKER has no reason to doubt its accuracy but does not guarantee it. It is the responsibility of the reviewer it to independently verify it. This information package is subject to change, prior sale or complete withdrawal without notification.

Rock Earle Designated Broker, Principal 520.421.9000 44ac ALSO rock@cbrox.com AVAILABLE

Keith LaVoo Associate Broker 520.560.3787 68ac ALSO keith@cbrox.com AVAILABLE

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Welcome tooffers TIERRA GRANDE, located potential equidistant (11 miles) This parcel incredible development with commercial, two different densities of multi-family, and manufactured home park from Casa Grande, Eloy and Coolidge and 4 miles east of zoning on the balance! PHOENIX MART. This parcel offers incredible development poUse(s): Approved for commercial, multi-family, mobile home park tential with commercial, two different densities of multi-famiLocation: SEC 11 Mile Corner Rd and Sunscape Way ly, and manufactured home park zoning on the balance! Mixed Size: 49.55ac county zoning. Water and power at site, sewer ¼ mile to the Zoning: PINAL COUNTY CB2, CR5, CR4. MHP, GR east. OWNER/AGENT Utilities: Water and power at site; sewer ¼ east Tax Parcel #: 401-69-096-A

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SUNSCAPE RV CO-OP

Price: $1,450,000 ($29,263/ac) Terms: Seller may carry; submit

Just sold! 6.25ac to developer for 1+ac MH lots

Comments:

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Owner/agent Up to 283 contiguous acres available

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Most Rare 10ac (mol) Parcel in Las Montanas Land Sale (continued) Planned for 5for lots; Casa Grande, AZ 85194

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Simply the Best. You will find no other parcel on the market

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MOST PARCEL offeringRARE the views, 10AC vegetation, (MOL) privacy, exclusiveness, raw IN LAS desert beauty and therefore marketability of the homes built MONTANAS PLANNED FOR 5 LOTS; CASA on this parcel. Period. GRANDE $350,000 Ø Original developer of the entire property is now willing to let this exclusive enclave go to a discerning builder/developer.

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Simply the Best. You will find no other parcel on the market Location: Montañas, Casa Grande AZ 85194 offering the Las views, vegetation, privacy, exclusiveness, raw desert and Parcel beauty Size: 10ac moltherefore marketability of the homes built Zoning: on this General parcel.rural/residential Period. Original developer of the entire (Pinal County) property is now willing to let this exclusive enclave go to a Utilities: San Carlos Project (power), AZ Water, septic discerning builder/developer. Paved road to lot line. Seller Tax Parcel: Part of 509-58-010* may carry. Zoning: General rural/residential. Water and power Price: to lot$350,000 line. Comments: ·

I-10 Interchange Fast Food Pad

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*Contract is subject to Seller successfully causing lot split of subject parcel off master parcel (342+/-) ac Seller may carry Water and power in street adjacent to parcel Paved road access to lot line No HOA!

1.35ac (gross) fast food pad at I-10 / Toltec Rd, Eloy AZ Photo, Property Information

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Rare opportunity to join major national users at I-10 interchange halfway

between Tucson and Phoenix, I-10 8 miles /TOLTEC south of proposed Phoenix Mart 1.35AC (GROSS) RD (see below). Lot 1 (shown) is planned for fast food; REALTY Lot 2 could be other COLDWELL BANKER ROX restaurant; Lot 3 is perfect for hospitality (see Page 2). INTERCHANGE, $395,000: $6.70/ 1919ELOY N Trekell Rd, Casa Grande AZ 85122 cbroxcommercial.com SF Location: North of NEC I-10/Toltec, Eloy AZ520.423.8250

The information contained herein is from sources deemed reliable. Broker has no reason to doubt its accuracy but does not guarantee it. It is the responsibility of viewer it to independently verify it. This information package is subject to change, prior sale or complete withdrawal without notification.

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Rare opportunity to join major national users at I-10 interPrice: $395,000 ($6.70/sf) change halfway between Tucson and Phoenix, 8 miles south Size: 58,929sf (gross); 50,049sf (net) after 40' ROW dedication of proposed Phoenix Lot 1 street (shown) is planned for fast to city of Mart Eloy for new food; Adjacent lotsof available for potential restaurant, hospiZoning: City Eloy C-2 tality use. Zoning: City of Eloy C-2. Water, sewer, power to Utilities: City of Eloy sewer and water; ED-4 power lot line. OWNER/AGENT Tax Parcel: 404-09-011-A (portion of)

Comments:

Ø Site is across new (in planning) access road from new Express Fuel truck stop / convenience store

Ø Site is approximately 8 miles south of future Phoenix

Mart, a proposed 1.5 million sf “sourcing center” with 2,000 vendors, thousands of jobs with annual payroll of more than $300,000,000

1.15ac commercial corner / pad

Ø Broker Rock Earle is a principal in broker Coldwell

NEC Florence Blvd / Cacheris Ct, Casa Grande AZ 85122 Aerial location map

Banker ROX Realty as well as property Rev. 4.19.2017

One of very few build-ready small commercial sites on the Casa

Grande side of major I-10 intersection; 3 miles west of proposed 1.15AC COMMERCIAL CORNER NEC Phoenix Mart (see below); 1 mile west of Promenade CasaREALTY Grande. COLDWELL BANKER ROX Best use is probably food/– fast food or restaurant. FLORENCE BLVD CACHERIS CT.,Grande CASA 1919 N Trekell Rd, Casa AZ 85122 cbroxcommercial.com GRANDE $600,000 520.423.8250 Use(s): Fast Food or restaurant or?

The information contained herein is from sources deemed reliable. BROKER has no reason to doubt its accuracy but does not guarantee it. It is the responsibility of the reviewer it to independently verify it. This information package is subject to change, prior sale or complete withdrawal without notification.

Rock Earle Designated Broker, Principal 520.421.9000 rock@cbrox.com

Keith LaVoo Associate Broker 520.560.3787 keith@cbrox.com

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One ofLocation: very fewNEC build-ready small commercial sites on the Florence Blvd/Cacheris Ct, Casa Grande AZ Casa Grande side of major I-10 intersection; 3 miles west of Size: 1.15 ac (approx, net) proposed Phoenix Mart; 1 mile west of Promenade Mall. Best Zoning: City of Casa Grande PAD (commercial uses) use is probably food – fast food or restaurant. Zoning: City Utilities: utilities at or nearuses). site of Casa Grande All PAD (commercial Utilities at or near Parcel: 505-23-001X site. Tax OWNER/AGENT Comments: 1. Site is approximately 3 miles west of future Phoenix Mart, a proposed 1.5million “sourcing center” with 2,000 vendors, thousands of jobs with annual payroll of more than $300,000,000 2. Broker Rock Earle is a principal in broker COLDWELL BANKER ROX REALTY LLC and also in the property Price: $600,000

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Ø Looking for a retail site surrounded by traffic drivers? This is it! 0.82AC RETAIL CORNER SWC 9TH ST. & Ø Prime retail corner between Lowes, Home Depot and Harbor Freight PEART BETWEEN LOWES/HOME DEPOT just off major retail corridor $280,000: $7.84/SF Ø Includes permit-ready plans for 7,600sf retail center

Prime retail corner between Lowes, DepotAZand Harbor Location: SWC 9th St/Peart Rd,Home Casa Grande 85122 Freight just offSize: major Florence Blvd. retail corridor. Includes .82ac / 35,700sf (approx, gross) permit-ready plans for 7,600sf retail center. Zoning: B-2. Zoning: City of Casa Grande B-2 Utilities at or near site. OWNER/AGENT Highest and best use:

Retail center

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S of SWC McMurray Blvd / Henness Rd, Casa Grande AZ 85122 Aerial Photo

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Unique medical office parcel adjacent to VA Medical Clinic, near hospital

and related and retirement-related 2.6AC S OF medical SWC uses, MCMURRAY BLVD/residential communities COLDWELL BANKER ROX REALTY Ø Property is currently within LANTANA RETIREMENT COMMUNITY PAD HENNESS RD., CASA1919 GRANDE $795,000: N Trekell Rd, Casa Grande AZ 85122 AND subject to zoning but seller may sell parcels individually cbroxcommercial.com $6.94/SF 520.423.8250 Current Zoning/Use: PAD, Assisted Living and ancillary uses

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$795,000 ($6.94/sf)

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1.4ac In-town Commercial Corner Pad

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SIZE (approx ac) 2.6 2.9 2.5 8.0

SIZE (approx sq ft) 114,570 124,488 108,153

PRICE (per sq ft) $6.94 $7.95 $5.96

PRICE (parcel) $795,000 $990,000 $645,000 $2,430,000

Ø OR buy entire 8ac for only $1,950,000!

Casa Grande, AZ 85122

Rev. 3.28.2017

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Residential growth in Casa Grande is headed north and east from

Pinal Ave and Florence Blvd, to the limiter of Interstate 10. This 1.36AC COMMERCIAL CORNER TREKELL property is two miles north of the traditional east-west commercial COLDWELL BANKER ROX REALTY core of Casa Grande, and a mile north of the aging Safeway shopping RD. / KORTSEN RD., CASA 1919 GRANDE center. N Trekell Rd, Casa Grande AZ 85122 cbroxcommercial.com This corner pad is$11.73/SF on two major arterials (Trekell and Kortsen Rds) $695,000: 520.423.8250 with a freeway interchange being studied for Kortsen.

The information contained herein is from sources deemed reliable. BROKER has no reason to doubt its accuracy but does not guarantee it. It is the responsibility of the reviewer it to independently verify it. This information package is subject to change, prior sale or complete withdrawal without notification.

Rock Earle Designated Broker, Principal 520.421.9000 rock@cbrox.com

Keith LaVoo Associate Broker 520.560.3787 keith@cbrox.com

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There is nogrowth better location in Casa Grande’s growthnorth area than Residential in Casa Grande is headed andthis east intersection, and no better pad than this one. from Pinal Ave and Florence Blvd, to the limiter of Interstate 10. This property is two miles north of the traditional eastUse(s): Commercial including in-line retail, c-store, fast food, west commercial core of Casa Grande, and a mile north of restaurant, bank branch or? the aging Safeway shopping center. This corner pad is on two Location: SEC Kortsen Rd/Trekell Rd, Casa Grande AZ major arterials (Trekell and Kortsen Rds) with a freeway in(59,257sf) terchangeSize: being1.36ac studied for Kortsen. Zoning: B-2. All utilities Zoning: City of Casa Grande B2 at or near site. OWNER/AGENT Utilities: All utilities at or near site Tac Parcel #: 505-01-684b Comments: Rock Earle is a principal in both broker COLDWELL BANKER ROX REALTY LLC and also the property. Price: $695,000; $11.73/sf

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WHY IT’S ALL THE RAGE TO STAGE “I could see myself preparing a healthy dinner for my family in this kitchen.” “This would be a great room to have family movie-night.” “I could sleep so well in this bedroom, and our furniture will fit perfectly!”

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his is the kind of internal dialogue you want

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buyers to have when they walk through your

• Place nothing on your counter except one or two dec-

home. When listing a home, a seller should

do everything possible to help buyers see themselves actually living in the house. One of the best ways to encourage this vision is through staging your house. Seventy-one percent of sellers’ agents believe a

• Freshen up and modernize cabinets with a fresh coat of paint or stain. • Clean or replace appliances. The Real Estate Staging Association strongly recommends stainless steel.

well-staged environment increases the dollar value

Tip: You can get the look of stainless for the cost

buyers are willing to offer, according to the Nation-

of a cheap dinner with stainless films.

al Association of REALTORS® “2015 Profile of Home Staging.” While staging isn’t guaranteed to get you more

• Remove all refrigerator magnets, and clean inside and out. BEDROOMS

money, it is an important marketing tool to help you

• Use neutral colors. This is not the place to show-

compete at the right price, which means you can sell

case your unique tastes and personality. Think

faster, according to a study from the Real Estate Stag-

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ing Association. Don’t stop at simply cleaning your home and fluffing

• Pack up most of your clothing to make your closets look larger.

your pillows. You need to declutter; remove items that

• Put jewelry and other valuables in a safe spot.

are unique to your family and make updates wherever

• Remove televisions or video game consoles to de-

possible. That cozy afghan grandma made for you in

personalize and create a serene setting.

1981? Yes, fold it and put it in the closet. And speak-

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ing of closets, buyers open them up, so make sure

• Set out some chic place settings around the table,

they are well-organized, too. No one wants to envision themselves living in a messy or cluttered home. Here are a few tips to help you stage and beautify

or a few wine glasses and a decanter on the buffet. • Strike a balance between overly formal and too casual with an attractive runner and a few deco-

your home for sale:

rative elements — think small floral vases or short

LIVING ROOM

candle holders.

• Use fashionable pillows and chic table lamps to decorate. Arrange them in a symmetrical manner. • Use light and airy staging furniture or place light-colored slip covers over sofas. • Remove at least one piece of furniture from your living room to make it feel more spacious. • Arrange furniture in conversational groupings; leave out a bowl of fruit and few nice coffee table books. 32

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BATHROOMS • Spend extra time scrubbing tile grout and re-caulk around the tub if necessary. • Remove clutter from the countertop, tub and top of toilet. • Pack up and hide all your personal products. • Create a luxury spa look with a fancy soap dispenser, fluffy white towels and decorative baskets.


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December 2 Christmas In The Village. 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. 351 N. Arizona Blvd., Coolidge. Artists, fun, food, crafts, car show.

December 2 Merry Copa Holiday Festival. 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Copper Sky

We will be open Sunday, New Year’s Eve, 4PM - 9PM

December 2 Downtown Casa Grande. Starting at 1:00 PM. Skating rink, craft

Make your reservations early!

Regional Park - 44345 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Maricopa. Snow zone, tree lighting, Santa run.

area, food vendors, music and game booths. Pictures with Santa from 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM. at Herbalicious of Arizona.

December 2 23rd Annual Electric Light Parade. 5:45 PM. Colorado St. & Florence Blvd. to Florence St., Casa Grande. Tree lighting at City Hall at 6:00 PM.

December 8 Christmas In The Park. 4:00 PM. San Carlos Park, Coolidge. December 8, 9 & 10 A Dickens of a Christmas. December 8th & 9th, 7:30 PM. December 10th, 2:00 PM. Paramount Theatre - 420 N. Florence St., Ste. 4. For tickets call (520) 280-2797.

December 9 Mingle N Jingle. 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Ultra Star Multi-tainment Center - 16000 Maricopa Rd., Maricopa. 30 vendors, crafters. December 9 11th Annual Toy Drive. 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Airport Tavern - 1801

N. Pinal Ave., Casa Grande.

December 9 Coolidge Performing Arts Center. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. 684 W. Northern Ave., Coolidge. Concerto in G Minor for 2-cellos-feat. Fanfare and Jubilancefeat. Hallelujah-feat. December 10 15th Annual Presentation of The Messiah. 7:00 PM. The Church

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December 19 Mistletoe Market: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM. Promenade Mall - 1005 N. Promenade Pkwy. Indoors/Outdoors.

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ighteenth century German composer George Frederic Handel wrote his best known and most frequently performed, “Messiah,” in 1741 after a series of setbacks threatened to end his career. As popularity waned for traditional German and Italian operas in Great Britain in the 1730s, Handel found himself facing mounting debt and stress. In 1737, after pushing himself to compose four operas in 12 months, he suffered a stroke. The incident left his right arm paralyzed and led doctors to proclaim he would never play music again. In 1871, Handel held what was assumed to be his farewell concert. However, shortly after, Handel found a manuscript left for him by poet and former collaborator Charles Jennens. The libretto quoted liberally from the scriptures, particularly the words of Isaiah, which foretold of the birth of Jesus Christ and described his ministry, crucifixion and resurrection. The words impacted him deeply, and a familiar melody he had previously composed flowed into his mind. In just 24 days, he composed, “Messiah,” and upon completing his composition, he acknowledged humbly, “God has visited me.” Adapted from “Handel and the Gift of Messiah” by Elder Spencer J. Condie

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HANDEL’S “MESSIAH” – COMMUNITY CHORUS by Marilyn Cooper-Lunt, Choir Director/Conductor, Tom Beckett and others, Handel’s “Messiah”

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ur 15th annual Tri-community performance of Handel’s “Messiah” is now in rehearsals. Little did I know It would become a wonderful gathering of about 150 people ages 12 to 95, representing many faiths and including vocalists, instrumentalist, pianists and others who help make it a yearly highlight of the Christmas season. It is a marvelous production by the community for the community. The talents are obvious as they render a very professional performance. I had the opportunity to sing with a community chorus of the “Messiah” in another town, and it was a thrilling experience I never forgot. I also sang with the high school chorus under the direction of Ben Day. After he left, I felt Casa Grande should have its own performance. I knew I wasn’t the only one who loved the “Messiah”. I researched the phone book (back then) and called church leaders and choir directors. Their responses were wonderful. We have about 14 different churches represented. Knowing I could not do it alone,

I chose other conductors – Tom Beckett and June Graber, with David Hancock on the organ. Jim Sorensen soon came on board as our major pianist. They have all been with me since the beginning, as have many others. About 10 other communities are involved, some not affiliated with any particular church, and many of our Canadian friends work their schedules around the “Messiah.” I did not want to have auditions nor charge a fee for this Christmas event. With the tremendous support of my church leaders (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), we went all out and have continued each year. I try to make it fun, even though it is a work of perfection. We joke, laugh and everyone enjoys the camaraderie as one big happy family. We fill the chapel and foyers with dozens of poinsettias which are given to performers afterwards. It is a beautiful setting for the “Messiah.” Prior to the start of the Messiah, we always have 30 minutes of carols with audience participation. It is well-attended and a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.

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You are invited to the 15th annual presentation of

THE MESSIAH By George Frideric Handel

Performed by The Community Chorus

Conductors: Marilyn Cooper-Lunt, Tom Beckett, and others.

SundAy, dEcEMbEr 10TH, 2017

7:00 P.M.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Stake Building 1555 N. Colorado St. • Casa Grande Southwest corner of Cottonwood Ln. and Colorado St.

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HOLIDAYS WITHOUT HER

by Donna McBride, Program Administrator/PIO and Supervisor for the CASA Unit, Pinal County Juvenile Court, Casa Grande City Councilwoman.

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his time last year she was alive. The dementia had started taking over her daily routines, but she was here. The kidney disease was eating away at her, but she was here. Being a caretaker is never easy. Anyone who has helped take care of someone as they began their final time on earth knows what I am talking about. You feel guilty for being tired. You sometimes are angry for feeling sorry for yourself and angry at the world around you for not seeing how bad it is. But nothing prepares you for when they are gone. I thought I was ready. I had read lots of articles, and did research on how to deal with the progression. But I didn’t prepare my heart to be broken. Mama Tess died in late summer, in the middle of a monsoon storm that brought rain. I’m sure she timed it just right. She loved the desert rain and how the skies looked afterwards.

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In the months before her death, we would sometimes sit at the window and watch the sunset. She would always marvel at the clouds and how they circled the sky just before darkness. The holidays are here. I know they will never be the same for me. And I’ve decided not to try to keep things the same, because I know I will only fail. Instead, there will be new traditions as I set one less plate at the table. I’m not sure what those traditions will be. I’ve made a vow to myself not to plan them out. They will just come. I know people want to help, especially during the holidays. I have been in their shoes –trying to figure out what to say, or do, to ease the pain of that first holiday without someone you love. Honestly, there isn’t anything you can do to make my heart hurt less. That being said, I think I can give some tips on how to help me – or anyone else – get through it. Whether it has been three months or nine months, it still hurts. Understand there will be many “firsts” during the one-year journey. I turned 60 years old days after Mama Tess died. I had no birthday, and forever after, my birthday will remind me of it, and so will Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mother’s Day and so on. It’s OK. Just please don’t belittle it by thinking I should

be over it and moving on. It’s OK to talk about her. Not mentioning Mama Tess only makes the grief lonelier – like I am the only one hurting. Not talking about her, laughing about some of the crazy things she said or did – even in her more difficult times – doesn’t help. Mama Tess was a huge football fan. It didn’t matter who was playing, she watched for hours. Even with her dementia, football wasn’t something she forgot. My son Jereme and grandson Colin have adopted the West Virginia Mountaineers in her absence this season. Colin recently told his dad that after he watches the games he “tells Granny Tess all about it.” Kids often make us remember the simple things – like it’s OK to still think of them and even talk to them through our heart. Understand there will be bad moments. It comes on without warning. Even with my days getting “back to normal,” I will forget and pick up the phone to call her. When I walk by the flower section at the store and grab a bunch for her, it takes my breath away. The few weeks before Mama Tess passed away, she was in and out of awareness, often sleeping for several days before waking up alert and feisty. One night, as I reached for her plate after dinner, she looked in my eyes and said, “It won’t be long now. What are you going to do without me?” My response was, “I don’t know mom. I haven’t figured that one out yet.” Months later, I still don’t have the answer. But this I know – it has been the support and love of family and friends that have gotten me through the darkest of moments. And as I go through the holidays without her, I plan on celebrating with her through the traditions she taught me and the new ones that will find their way to me.

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CENTRAL ARIZONA SYMPHONY 2017/2018 SEASON Presents our “FREE” concert series directed by Kim Calderone

SEASON FOR SOLOISTS 2017

September 23rd 6-8pm – Sun City Anthem @ Merrill Ranch (3855 N Sun City Blvd, Florence,AZ)

September 30th 6-8pm - First Presbyterian Church Life Center (702 E Cottonwood Ln, Casa Grande,AZ) • Theme from Schindler’s List- feat. Diana Albert, violin soloist • Meditation from Thais- feat. Nikki Procela, violin soloist • Concertino in G- feat. Selah Wood, violin soloist • Concerto Grosso in G- feat. Strings of the Sonoran, string ensemble • Concerto for Trombone- feat. Bill Meadows, trombone soloist • Capriccio *Two Songs by Mozart *A Salute to Bach October 12th 7-9pm - Artisan Village- Bob Flatley Room (351 N Arizona Blvd#5, Coolidge,AZ)

December 9th 7-9pm - Coolidge Performing Arts Center (684 W Northern Ave, Coolidge,AZ) • Concerto in G Minor for 2 cellos- feat. William Stephenson, Paul Elgin • Fanfare and Jubilance- feat. William Stephenson, composer/ conductor, Antonio Heredia, tuba soloist • Hallelujah chorus- feat. Desert Song Community Choir • Miniature Symphony

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April 7th 6-8pm - Florence Gardens Mobile Home Park (3830 N Florence Blvd, Florence,AZ) May 12th

6-8pm - First Presbyterian Church Life Center (702 E Cottonwood Ln, Casa Grande,AZ) • Concerto in D for four violins- feat. Grant Baltosser, Nikki Procela, Diana Albert, Moira Hadley • Student Concerto- feat. Moira Hadley, violin soloist • Konzert G- Dur fur Viola-feat. Savannah Moore, viola soloist • Concerto in G- feat. Strings of the Sonoran, string ensemble • Trumpet concerto- feat. Tim Jackson, trumpet soloist • Concerto for Oboe in C Moll- feat. Tomas Dawson, oboe soloist • Dvoraks Fifth Symphony- New World Fourth Movement* *Zwei Stuce*

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COPING WITH GRIEF AT THE HOLIDAYS L by Lin Sue Cooney, Director of Community Engagement, Hospice of the Valley

osing someone you love isn’t a one-time hurt. Grief has a way of sneaking up on us. Just when things seem to be getting better a familiar song, a whiff of perfume or an old photograph can innocently trigger a memory. Instantly, we’re pierced with pain. Coping with such loss is even harder during the holidays. What used to be a festive time of decorations and parties — laughter and togetherness — now seems meaningless. We’re paralyzed by the thought of shopping and socializing. How can we continue old traditions like nothing has changed? Everything has changed. There is no miracle pill to take

away the pain and no magic wand that restores the sparkle of the season. But grief experts say there are ways to survive the holidays and celebrate moments. Honor the old and create the new. No matter what you do, the memory of your loved one will be with you this holiday season. Find a way to honor and acknowledge that, while still creating new family traditions to share going forward. Set limits. Let everyone know that you will not be over-doing, over-shopping, over-cooking, over-pleasing or over-worrying this year. This is not a time to be a perfectionist. Accept help when it’s offered. Plan ahead. Don’t be afraid to

say no. Choose activities that will make the holidays enjoyable for you. Do a few special things with a few special people, not everything with everybody. Nurture yourself during this vulnerable time. Grief is not something to be conquered alone. If you are struggling, we can help. Comerica Bank and Hospice of the Valley are hosting a community event in Scottsdale on Nov. 8 to help grieving families cope with the holidays. There is no cost to attend, but please register at hov.org. You may also find comfort at our annual community remembrance event celebrating the lives of loved ones who have died. Light Up a Life will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at Steele Indian

School Park. This no-cost event is open to all. After the holidays have come and gone, help is still available. Hospice of the Valley provides no-cost grief support to anyone in the community. Groups meet Valleywide. For a list, view hov. org/our-care/grief-support. Although it’s true that life will never be the same, it’s also true that people do heal after losing a loved one. It doesn’t happen quickly but recovery is ahead. It isn’t easy, but you can find hope and happiness again.

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he holidays are here, and excitement is in the air. Santa is the “hometown hero” for many children this time of the year – but only for some children, unfortunately. There are some kids – more than we want to admit – who are not thinking about presents. They are only thinking about day-to-day survival. And as one foster teen shares below, he is his own “hometown hero.” This is a journey about my life. I was a foster kid, along with my siblings. I was afraid from the day we were taken away from our parents. That fear followed me throughout my youth and turned into distrust, shame, feeling sorry for myself and depending only on myself. Nothing was explained to me and my future was uncertain. I was separated from my siblings. I was so confused, and wondered, “Why did my parents let this happen to me? Was it my fault? Don’t I deserve a family?” I grew up in the foster care system, drifting in and out of relationships and trying to be “normal,” whatever that was. I know I didn’t feel normal. How can you when you don’t know where you will be living, where you will be going to school or who will be there for you. I was in survival mode, and just trying to get by. I had four different case workers, lived in six placements, including juvenile detention and a number of group homes, and attended five different schools. Every time I had to change placements my belongings were put in a trash bag. Some of my childhood is just a blur, with no school pictures, no mementos of achievements from school and no parent cheering me on at my Little League games. Living in the foster care system meant that no one was permanent in my life. It was a revolving door of case workers, attorneys, foster parents, therapists, teachers and judges. Then, I turned 18. I was an adult in the eyes of the court, and was “aging out” of the child welfare system. I should be able to fend for myself, but I had never paid rent, bought groceries or managed my own expenses. I went from someone telling me what to do

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by Donna McBride, Pinal County Program Administrator II, CASA of Pinal County, and Pam Burke, Pinal County Juvenile Court CASA Coordinator, CASA of Pinal County

My “hometown heroes” are all the kids, like and how to do it on a daily basis to being me, in foster care in Pinal County, who have lonely and afraid. On my own for the first decided to change their lives by looking beyond time in my life, I had no one to catch me if their past to a future that is whole and bright. I fell. I was responsible for functioning in a These youth cannot do it alone. They need the world on my own. I felt so alone. support and compassion of healthy adults and As a child, I was an innocent victim, but a community willing to give them a chance. as an adult I had to make decisions, and Fred Rogers, from “Mister Rogers’ Neighthose decisions would help me to shape my borhood,” once said, “We live in a world destiny. I was forced into a system that cared in which we need to share responsibility. for me, but did not prepare me for being an It’s easy to say, ‘It’s not my child, not my adult. I could continue to be a victim of my community, not my world, not my problem.’ circumstances, but I wanted to turn those Then there are those who see the need and negatives in my life into positives. If only I had respond. I consider these people my heroes.” made more positive choices, I would have no As a community you can be an advocate regrets. I cannot erase my past, but I can embrace those obstacles that I have overcome to one of our “hometown hero” youth by beand move forward. coming a Court Appointed Special Advocate Even though I grew up away from my (CASA) volunteer, becoming a foster parent, family, who were dysfunctional at best, I met being a mentor, or employing a youth and some great people who looked beyond my helping them to start their future. fears and distrust and accepted me for who I was. One of those people included my Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer. He listened to me when no one else was willing; he believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself; he advocated for my best interests in and out of court, and he encouraged me to follow my passion. I will never forget what my CASA did for me. My journey is not over, but I do see light at the end of the tunnel. I finally earned my high school diploma. I now have a full-time job and am going to school parttime. I am unsure of what I want to be when I grow For more up, but I do know that I information on have forgiven my past, CASA of Pinal triumphed over adversity County, call and can now focus on the 520-866-7076 or visit casa.org. person I was meant to be. THE HOLIDAY EDITION • HOLIDAY 2017


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EVEN DOGGIES GET THE BLUES

by Gigi McWhirter

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s the holidays fast approach and we, the people, start running through the entire realm of emotions, you may notice that your pet is anything but “ho-ho-ho” happy. Consider all the changes going on around your little pal – the tree that he cannot go near, the socks over the mantle (tempting, but untouchable), the wonderful smells coming out of the kitchen and all the foods he cannot eat. This makes it tough to be a dog or a cat! Add to that, all of the people coming in and out of the house, including some who don’t appreciate the blessings of family pets like you do (they forget that Jesus was born in a stable surrounded by animals) or the fact that they may also be placed into a boarding facility or put in a room alone while all of the celebrating goes on. That would take the jingle out of anyone’s jangle! Here are some hints to watch for that could mean your pet is showing signs of holiday stress or blues:

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Changes in appetite, especially if eating less or not at all. Not interested in things that used to bring him joy. Lack of energy or not interested in things that normally make him happy. Whining or becoming more rowdy than usual. Yawning and/or licking their lips Hiding or ignoring your “come” commands. Chewing up pillows or furniture that he has never chewed on before. Constantly “stuck” by your side, like Velcro. Unusual bathroom habits, such as loose stools and peeing or pooping in the house.

It is important to note these could also be symptoms of health issues that should not be ignored. Always consult with your veterinarian – not Dr. Google – if any of these changes last more than 24 hours.

These behavioral changes, if not attended to, can last well after the holidays are gone, especially after you and your human family members return to your regular routines like work and school. To help with the holiday blues, not only for your pet but for yourself too, schedule 5-10 minutes of snuggle time each day with your beloved pet. The benefits are good for both of you! Now, go grab your Santa hat and reindeer cap and put them on your human heads. Dress your animal in holiday attire and deck those halls with “bow-wows” and holly, and have a joy-filled howliday season! P.S. You can make extra points with Santa Claws by donating to a local animal rescue like the Valley Humane Society, Valley Kitten Nursery and Rescue or Ironwood Pig Sanctuary, just to name a few. Government shelters like Pinal County Animal Care & Control (PCACC) and Casa Grande Animal Control can always use donations or volunteers too! Happy tails to you!

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HOLIDAY RECIPE Fig- and orange-glazed ham

Nothing smells and tastes more like Christmas dinner than a traditional spiral ham. Enjoy this new take on an old classic.

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1 spiral-sliced half-ham 1 cup fig jam 2 tablespoons dijon mustard Grated zest of 1 orange 1/3 cup fresh orange juice

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat the oven as directed on the ham package and follow the instructions for baking the ham. Remove the ham from the oven about 30 minutes before the end of the warming time. 2. Meanwhile, combine the jam, mustard and orange zest and juice in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, just until the jam melts (do not boil). Spoon half of the glaze over the ham and bake for the remaining 30 minutes. 3. Remove the ham from the oven and spoon the remaining glaze on top. Transfer to a cutting board and carve. Recipe originally courtesy of Jamie and Bobby Deen for Food Network Magazine

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tions built on objective facts, innovation and imagination. This unique method is premised on the belief that the best solutions happen when all voices have equal value. A CEO may bring the perspective of knowledge and experience, while students and artists are the most likely to field innovative approaches and ideas. When these different perspectives are brought together, magic happens.

How does it have an impact? PHOTO BY CITY OF APACHE JUNCTION

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What makes the process so special? So much of our policy debates involve just that—debates. Debates often create winners and losers, polarizing parties and entrenching positions. If a solution is reached, it is reached through wrangling and compromise. Innovative ideas that rise above the fray often do not have the space to even be mentioned, let alone discussed. Meanwhile, communities become fractured and divided. One need only to look at our current political climate to see the stagnating and destructive result of policymaking based on polarizing debates. For those who want to solve challenging issues while strengthening relationships and building communities, there is no better process than the one developed and refined by the Arizona Town Hall. The Arizona Town Hall process uses a model of factbased consensus. Every part of the process is designed to create an environment in which diverse perspectives come together to create solu-

The impact of the Town Hall is as varied and long-lasting as its participants. By far, the most important impact is the one it has on its participants. Many, like Jon Kyl, use their involvement with the Town Hall to develop an understanding of policy, refine leadership skills and build relationships across political and professional lines. Others, like the State of Arizona’s recently appointed Chief Operating Officer Gilbert Davidson, find ways to use Town Hall methods to make government more efficient and responsive to its citizens. Student participants often report their experience to be life-changing—inspiring them to change career paths or igniting a passion for civic participation and leadership that lasts a lifetime. Town Hall sessions are a fertile ground for policy solutions, which participants then champion and implement. As a result, every Arizonan has felt the impact of the Town Hall, whether they realize it or not. The recommendations of participants are memorialized into a written recommendations’ report that is combined with the background report and then widely disseminated. The report creates “shovel- ready” solutions for Arizona’s business and civic leaders. While Arizona Town Hall is the neutral facilitator and therefore cannot be the imple-

Meet Everett Rhodes, Arizona Town Hall Past Board Member & Participant

Everett Rhodes is a retired educator with over 40 years of service in Pinal County. He is a past agricultural teacher/Future Farmers of America advisor in Casa Grande and 4-H agent with the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. He served as Director of Project CENTRL, Arizona’s Center for Rural Leadership, from 1997 to 2013.

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Why did you personally feel a desire to get involved with AZTH? My active involvement with Arizona Town Hall started soon after my appointment as Director of Project CENTRL (Arizona’s Center for Rural Leadership). The mission of CENTRL is to equip and empower leaders to meet the needs of rural Arizona. My personal desire to get involved with Arizona Town Hall was to ultimately strengthen the voice for rural Arizona. Tara Jackson, President of Arizona Town Hall, attended many of Project CENTRL’s lead-

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ership seminars and helped to stimulate more active dialogue on important topics facing rural Arizona. The experiences gained as a past board member and participant in Arizona Town Hall have sharpened my tools to be a more informed and responsive leader. Undoubtedly, the organization has greatly enhanced the level of civic engagement among many rural leaders, who have successfully completed the CENTRL leadership program. With a common vision to have a healthy, vibrant and sustainable future for rural Arizona, our leadership program

has been well served by Arizona Town Hall. What do you see as the most important issue(s) AZTH is addressing in the region? Education. The 110th Arizona Town Hall addressed funding for pre-K-12 education. Although there is a growing acceptance in our state to improving funding, sadly, Arizona ranks near the bottom in our current expenditures for public education. This shortfall is especially felt in rural Arizona, where it is increasingly difficult to attract and retain quality THE HOLIDAY EDITION • HOLIDAY 2017


SPECIAL FEATURE menter of the ideas developed, participants routinely cite the concepts discussed and relationships made at Town Hall gatherings as the basis for lasting changes. These changes include items as diverse as the establishment of the merit-selection system for judges, the Groundwater Management Act, the license plates seen on daily drives stamped with “It shouldn’t hurt to be a child,” freeway systems, programs to recruit and retain teachers, economic development tools, local ordinances and individual changes in behavior that help to preserve and protect Arizona’s natural environment.

Changing with the times While the Town Hall’s mission has stayed the same, the methods and mechanisms have adapted to present needs. Recognizing the impact of the process on our youth, as well as the importance of their perspective, a Future Leaders Town Hall was initiated in 2011. Communities and schools across the state hold these Town Halls using a toolkit of materials provided by the Arizona Town Hall. Inspired by the popularity and success of the Future Leaders Town Halls, Arizona Town Hall established Community Town Halls. Whether defined geographically or by interest, Community Town Halls allow a greater number of Arizonans to weigh in on the issues and to experience the process. These community sessions, which are generally shorter in duration, allow for unique perspectives from rural, tribal and other areas to be presented at the statewide Town Hall and to Arizona leaders. Community Town Halls also emphasize individual and community action—creating civically engaged change agents, who begin to implement ideas immediately within their community.

teachers. I strongly feel our future success is dependent upon having a well-educated population. We must do a better job of accomplishing this important task. What work are you doing to address these issues? My wife and I are retired educators with over 80 years of combined service to teaching in Pinal County. We continue to be strong advocates for public education. During my lifelong career in agricultural education as a FFA advisor, 4-H agent, and Project CENTRL Director, I strived to make a positive difference in the lives of my students and young adults. EdHOLIDAY 2017 • THE HOLIDAY EDITION

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Bringing the process to business and government Consulting contracts have played an increasing role in funding the operations of the Town Hall while accomplishing its mission. Clients range from private corporations to civic groups and governmental entities. Lake Havasu City credits the Town Hall process for its success in placing second in the “America’s Best Communities” competition, an award that included $2 million to implement ideas developed at the Town Hall. Whether for a city, a community or the entire state, this unique Arizona innovation strengthens relationships across the state and creates lasting positive change. 

ucation has always been a topic among the many public policy issues addressed in seminars conducted by Project CENTRL. I have attended past Arizona Town Hall sessions on education and served as a school board member in Casa Grande. What can the community do to support you and AZTH in your efforts? Get involved! Attend school board meetings, parent-teacher organizations, activities and other forums that address local needs for education. Stay informed regarding local educational issues and support bond elections and initiatives that will improve education.

I feel education is a national concern, a state responsibility and a local function. The future progress made in our schools will be driven by the level of attention and grass roots support given by our community. School funding is complex, and it is most important for voters to be informed and involved in making responsible changes to improve education in Arizona. If you could snap your fingers and have three key changes made to better our community, what would you choose? I would wish for improvements in education, transportation and water resources. Again, I strongly feel a

ABOVE: Evelyn Casuga reviews recommendations from the 108th Town Hall on “Arizona & Mexico” with Guillermo Valencia, Chairman of the Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority. Recommendations from this Town Hall inspired participants to hold the first bilingual Town Hall in Hermosillo, Mexico in spring 2017. Another is planned for spring 2018.

well-educated population is a foundation for future growth and development. The rapid growth in Central and Southern Arizona has also increased the need to improve transportation and the economic infrastructure to support an increasingly diverse population. Water is the lifeblood of our desert. Although we have done a good job of managing this resource in the past, we must find new ways to assure the delivery of a sustainable water supply for future generations. For more information on Arizona Town Hall, visit aztownhall.org

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Introducing the latest in robotic surgery technology at Banner Casa Grande Medical Center by David Lozano, Banner Health – Earned Media Senior Manager

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few years ago, we introduced robotic surgery at Banner Casa Grande Medical Center. At the time, the da Vinci Si Surgical System offered the latest and greatest in surgical technology. It served us extremely well during the past two years – offering patients in our nearby communities advanced technology that included: • • •

3D, HD visualization with up to 10-times magnification Instrumentation with range of motion far greater than the human hand Technology that replicates the experience of open surgery by preserving natural eye-hand-instrument alignment

What if I told you that we now have technology that’s new and improved? How can you improve on something that was already great? Well, we did! Banner Casa Grande recently welcomed a new robot – the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, now being offered at the hospital. We recently completed our first several successful surgeries, and like the previous robot, plan to offer residents the latest in minimally- invasive surgical technology. So what does this all mean? Like the previous robot, the new da Vinci Xi Surgical System provides patients with fewer incisions to the body – hence the term “minimally invasive.” According to the manufacturer, studies

with the da Vinci Surgical System have shown benefits including: • • • • • •

Shorter hospital stays Less blood loss Fewer complications Less need for narcotic pain medication Faster recovery Less scarring because of smaller incisions

The particular system is also used at several other Banner facilities in Arizona and Colorado. In Arizona, other facilities include Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. “Robotic surgery has proven to be beneficial to many patients we treat here at Banner Casa Grande,” said general surgeon Dr. Ramon Mourelo. “It’s amazing that a community of our size is able to take advantage of this technology. This robot is being offered at many of Banner’s larger hospitals in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. Fortunately, our residents don’t have to travel far to receive the benefits of robotic surgery, since they can get it here right in their own backyard.” The da Vinci Xi system uses four robotic arms that provide surgeons with greater precision, control and access to areas that are

otherwise hard to reach. Surgeons control the movements of the arms, performing complex surgeries with only a few small incisions. The robotic arms include mechanical wrists that bend and rotate in ways similar to the movements of a human wrist. This technology can be used across a wide spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures, and is used for complex surgeries that treat multiple issues. This includes complex diseases and conditions in colon and rectal surgery, gynecology, urology and thoracic and general surgery. “It’s exciting how far we’ve come with advanced technology at this hospital in such a short time,” said Rona Curphy, CEO of Banner Casa Grande Medical Center. “When you look at where we were several years ago, and where we are today, it’s astounding to think that we really are able to offer so many of these high-quality, state-of-the-art services to our residents. We truly care about the health and well-being of those we serve. Our doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers are passionate about the lives they help save every day.” For more information about robotic surgery at Banner Casa Grande Medical Center, please visit www.BannerHealth.com/ casagrande. Please remember that serious complications may occur with any surgery, so it’s important you consult with your doctor to decide if robotic surgery is right for you.

“Robotic surgery has proven to be beneficial to many patients we treat here at Banner Casa Grande,” said General Surgeon Dr. Ramon Mourelo

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Calvary Chapel:

1867 N. Trekell Rd

962 W. Gila Bend Hwy.

Casa Grande Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Calvary Chapel of Casa Grande

Arizona City Ward

Kingdom Living Ministries

Genealogy Family History Center

Ministry Center

1555 N. Colorado

297 W. Rock Creek Place

Apostolic:

Roman Catholic:

241 W. Cottonwood Ln, Ste 132

201 N. Picacho St.

Casa Grande Stake Office

Sun Valley Community Church

Liberal Catholic:

Lutheran:

Universal La Iglesia Del Reino De Dios

Abundant Grace Church & Bible College Apostolic Tabernacle - United Pentecostal Church 432 W. Saguaro St.

Iglesia Apostolica De La Fe En Cristo Jesus in the USA 16460 W. Ashmore Rd.

Torre Fuerte Strong Tower Church 409 W. Cholla St.

Unity of All Nations New Testament Church II 417 N. Trekell Rd.

Assemblies of God: First Assembly of God 501 E. Kortsen Rd.

Grace Assembly of God 200 S. Florence St.

Iglesia Apostolica Del Dios Vivo 220 N. Lincoln Ave.

St. Anthony Of Padua Catholic Church

St. Michael And All Angels Liberal Catholic Cathedral 545 E. Palm Parke Blvd.

520.836.7519

1555 N. Colorado

1556 N. Arizola 412 N. Brown

Central Lutheran Church 324 N. Sacaton St.

Christian:

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

400 E. 3rd St.

Conland Lutheran Church

Bethel Christian Community Christ Life Church

2016 N. Pinal Ave.

1805 E. Sierra Pkwy.

18171 W. Hopi Dr.

Trinity Lutheran Church and TLC Preschool

Living Waters Church Of God

1510 N. Casa Grande Ave.

Messianic:

Pentecostal Church Of God:

Indian Hills Community Church

3153 E. Cornman Rd.

Hwy 86, Milepost 90, Covered Wells AZ

Compass Christian Church

20110 W. Hopi Dr.

Victory Chapel Christian Fellowship Church

1482 N. Pueblo Dr.

Beit Roi

Methodist:

Pentecostal Holiness:

1576 E. Cottonwood Ln.

640 W. Ocotillo St.

109 E. 11th St.

People Of The Son Emc

Greater Evangelist Temple Church Of God In Christ

Church of Christ:

The United Methodist Church

More Than Conquerors Ministries

Nazarene:

Outreach Church Of God In Christ INC.

1915 N. Casa Grande Ave.

Presbyterian:

805 W. Racine Place

Templo Cristiano

Desert Valley Church of Christ

212 S. Drylake

2172 N. Arizola Rd.

Baptist:

Episcopal:

Nondenominational: 241 W. Cottonwood Ln., Ste 132

Calvary Southern Baptist Church

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

2492 N. Trekell Rd.

704 E. McMurray Blvd.

Eleven Mile Corner First Southern Baptist Church

Interdenominational:

Desert Sky Baptist Church 891 W Kortsen Rd.

First Shiloh Baptist 1121 N Pinal Ave

Grace Baptist Church

1319 E. Cottonwood Ln.

Iglesia Bautista Emanuel Church 112 N. Brown Ave

Landmark Missionary Baptist Church

Christ Assembly

411 Saguaro St.

Crossroads Church

3151 N. Piper Rd., Ste. 101

North Trekell Southern Baptist 2492 N. Trekell Rd.

Primera Iglesia Bautista Del Sur 305 E. 4th St. Tohono O’Odham Baptist Church 18280 W. Hanna Rd.

Trinity Southern Baptist Church 1100 E. Trinity Place

Victory Baptist Church of Casa Grande Independent 1225 E. Cottonwood Ln.

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Faith Community Church

Off Rodeo Rd. on Kadota Ave.

Arizona Plaza, Ste ll

First Presbyterian Church 702 E. Cottonwood Ln.

1104 N. Pinal Ave.

Jesus Joy Jubilee National Fellowship 241 E. Cottonwood Ln., Ste. A

525 N. Peart Rd.

204. N. Trekell Rd.

Covenant Presbyterian Church

Abundant Grace Church

Iglesia Apostolica Centro De Fe

Religious Organizations: The Supreme Council Of The House Of Jacob Inc. 114 N. Amarillo St.

Other:

Cowboy Church

18171 W. Hopi Dr.

1300 E. Jimmie Kerr Rd.

Native Christian Fellowship 16816 W. Hanna Rd.

Redemption Church 275 W. Viola Dr.

Latter Day Saints:

950 N. Peart Rd.

New Beginnings Church Of The Nazarene

Harvest Family Church

10245 N. Pinal

Hope Baptist Church 9745 N. Trekell Rd.

Newlife Baptist Church

511 W. 1st St.

Desert Joy Church

The Salvation Army

83 N. Pueblo Dr.

1515 N. Trekell Rd.

Gateway Temple Of Worship Non-Demoninational Garden Chapel

201 E. Kortsen Rd.

New Hope Baptist Church

211 E. Date Ave.

Quijotoa Mission

815 E. 6th St.

Corner of 8th & Olive

425 N. Lincoln Ave.

Eagle Summit Ministries

423 W. Ocotillo St.

Casa Grande Church Of Christ

First Baptist Church

Victory Outreach Ministry

Pentecostal:

Love Fellowship Center

767 Castledale

1415 W. Trekell Rd.

Calvary Chapel Casa Grande

1333 N. Center

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1555 N. Colorado

Casa Grande First Ward 787 E. Kortsen Rd.

Casa Grande Second Ward 1555 N. Colorado

Casa Grande Third Ward 787 E. Kortsen Rd.

Casa Grande Fourth Branch Spanish 2841 N. Trekell Rd.

Casa Grande Fifth Ward 2841 N. Trekell Rd. Casa Grande Young Single Adult Branch 2841 N. Trekell Rd.

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A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION THAT MATTERS E by Breanna Boland, Executive Director (ACPP II), Casa Grande Alliance

Including these three key elements into your New Year’s resolutions will not only strengthen the relationships within your family, but can also help prevent your child from ever using drugs and alcohol.

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very year, we spend time thinking about and planning a New Year’s resolution that will have a profound effect on our lives. Even though New Year’s resolutions are made with the best of intentions, many times, we struggle with follow through and fall short of our goals. What if this year we turn the tide, and find a resolution that is not only doable, but can have a positive impact in the life of someone else, such as your child? Strengthening relationships, having frequent conversations about drugs and alcohol and having clear no-use policies are just a few ways to have an impact on a child that can last a lifetime. Here is what the data and research tells us about the role of a parent or caring adult in preventing teen substance abuse. • Strengthening relationships Teens who have good relationships with their parents, or a trusted adult, are two times less likely to use alcohol and three to four times less likely to use marijuana. One way to nourish these relationships is by having family dinners five to seven times a week, whether at home or at a restaurant. It is not about the food being eaten, but about the conversation and adult-child engagement that takes place at a dinner table.1

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Have conversations about drugs and alcohol - Talk early and talk often about the risks and consequences of drug and alcohol use. Teens whose parents talk to them regularly about the dangers of drugs and alcohol are 50 percent less likely to use drugs, yet approximately three out of five Pinal County teens report never having these conversations.2,3 Not only do these need to happen often, but they need to happen sooner, as well. The average age of first use among Pinal County youth is approximately 13 years old. A common misperception is once children become teenagers they don’t listen to us anymore and we don’t hold any influence over their decision to use drugs and alcohol, and that influence transitions to their peers. Parents are actually the greatest influence on a child’s CENPATICO INTEGRATED CARE decision to use drugs or not! This means we need to have these conversations and have them frequently. It could be the determining factor of whether or not a youth everLogo tries a Primary drug. The preferred logo is the full-color primary logo. This logo and type is Set clear rules and consealso available in 1-color format. quences. Set and enforce a SIZING “zero tolerance” policy, which To properly resize the logo, click

clearly states that there is to be no underage drinking or drug use in your home. Enforce these rules with consistency and appropriate consequences. One of the top reasons why teens report not wanting to use alcohol or drugs is because they don’t want to disappoint a parent or another caring adult in their life.3 Therefore, it is important to remember, you matter!

Including these three key elements into your New Year’s resolutions will not only strengthen the relationships within your family, but can also help prevent your child from ever using drugs and alcohol. Ask yourself if you are ready to make a New Year’s resolution that can last a lifetime. If so, let’s ring in the New Year with resolutions that matter and that have a positive impact on our future and the health and safety of our children. If you would like more information on substances of abuse, substance abuse prevention or how to talk with your child about drugs and alcohol, go to CasaGrandeAlliance.org or call 520-836-5022.

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During the holidays... If you are going to celebrate,

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crashes; an average of one alcohol-impaired driving fatality occured every 51 minutes. (NHTSA, 2016)

• About 40% of highway fatalities during the holiday season

involve a drunk driver. (Aetna, 2006)

Always: • Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin. • Designate a sober driver & leave your car keys at home, or let them drive your car. • Use a taxi, Uber, or call a sober friend or family member. Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Referrals 1460 N. Pinal Avenue Casa Grande, Arizona 85122 520-836-5022 www.CasaGrandeAlliance.org www.facebook.com/CGAlliance Follow us on Twitter: @CG_Alliance


PREVENT THE SPREAD OF ILLNESS FROM DAYCARE TO HOME by Andrew H. Jones, Community Relations Coordinator, Sun Life Family Health Center

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f your child attends daycare, he or she probably catches the cruddy cold, runny nose and cough more often than a loving parent could have ever imagined. Whenever children are together in a shared common space, the germs will pass at an alarming speed, and the most common is the common cold (Rhinovirus). According to the CDC, “Common colds are the main reason that children miss school and adults miss work each year in the United States. There are millions of cases of the common cold, with adults having an average of two to three colds per year, and children having even more” (CDC, 2017). While the cold is transmitted through both contact and airborne means, there are several steps parents can take to decrease the chance of the spread from daycare to home. “Though you can’t protect your child from every virus he or she encounters, these healthy habits can increase his or her resistance” (Moninger, 2017). • Wash hands frequently with warm water and soap. This will not inactivate the Rhinovirus, but will rid the hands of it. • Keep your home clean by regularly disinfecting light switches, door knobs and other areas prone to a high volume of contact, which increases the spread of germs. • Keep hand sanitizer in your car to use when leaving the daycare facility. This will help eliminate germs from getting into your car. • Teach children, at a young age, appropriate sneezing and coughing techniques. • Keeping children active will boost their immune system. “Exercise causes changes in antibodies and white blood cells (WBC). WBCs are the body’s im-

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mune system cells that fight disease” (Medline Plus, 2017). Upon arriving home, immediately have children shower and brush teeth or have fresh play clothes ready, and wash hands as soon as they enter the home. Since the Rhinovirus is transmitted through close contact, this measure will ensure that when another family member hugs the child, who attends daycare, he or she will not come into contact with contaminated clothing. Make sure your child gets enough sleep.

Healthy Eating Habits for Children Healthy eating for your child is one of the most important aspects of preventative care a parent can take. “Lowered immune function may result in an increase in acute illnesses such as colds and the flu” (Diagnose-Me.com, 2017). With proper nutrition for your child, the immune system will build up. A child with a lowered immune system is more susceptible to infection. Thus, feeding children a healthy, balanced diet to include all of the food groups, in proportion of the child’s age, will result in a nurtured immune system. Importance of Childhood Flu Shots Staving off a cold is imperative, as often times the cold can turn into the flu or a super cold. A good preventative measure for children is the flu shot. Parents can have their child receive this vaccine at an early age. However, the vaccine should be given annually as the cold and flu virus mutates. According to the CDC, “Some children 6 months through 8 years of age require two doses of influenza vaccine. Children 6 months through 8 years getting vaccinated for the first time,

and those who have only previously gotten one dose of vaccine, should get two doses of vaccine this season” (CDC, 2017). The first dose should be given as soon as the vaccine becomes available at your pediatrician’s office. Sun Life Family Health Center welcomes you to learn more about our pediatric services. Sun Life offers continuous and comprehensive healthcare to individuals and the entire family. In addition to providing care when you are ill, we will also help you achieve a healthy lifestyle and work with you to help prevent illnesses. Flu season is here! Is your family ready? Be proactive! Get the flu shot now. For more information, call our Sun Life Family Health Center location today at 520-836-3446.

Tip of the Month: Germ Free Drop Zone

Create a Germ Free Drop Zone near the entrance of your home to drop backpacks, sanitize hands and change clothes. This will significantly decrease the spread of daycare germs throughout the house. #OneSmallChange References • CDC. (2017). Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/ children.htm • CDC. (2017). Common Colds: Protect Yourself and Others. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/ features/rhinoviruses/ • Diagnose-Me.com. (2017). Weakened Immune System. Retrieved from www.diagnose-me.com/ symptoms-of/weakened-immune-system.php • Medline Plus. (2017). Exercise and immunity. Retrieved from https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007165.htm • Moninger, J. (2017). All-Natural Cold & Cough Remedies. Retrieved from http://www.parents. com/health/cold-flu/cold/natural-cold-cough-remedies/?slideId=51239

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ROLLING ON THE RIVER

The most beautiful type of travel through the world’s famous cities by Tori Ward, Cruise and Resort Specialist, ROX Travel

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he rowing machine I was sitting on was located in the front of the ship, a repositioning cruise from Europe aboard a 3,600-passenger vessel. I had been on the machine for about 25 minutes when a fellow passenger tapped me on the shoulder and asked if I could row a little harder and get us out of these rough seas. It was an exciting crossing through the English Channel and across the Atlantic, which is notoriously choppy in October. I enjoyed the roll and pitch after days of very calm seas. However, looking around the exercise room, I noticed it was pretty empty. As “the spawn of Popeye,” which my husband calls me, I never get seasick, but even I admitted this was one of the rougher seas I have experienced. When I talk with people about a cruise vacation, the top two reasons my clients give for choosing other travel options is they want to avoid large ships with lots of people and they are concerned about possible seasickness. If you are in either of these camps, then consider a river cruise. River cruises are my absolutely favorite type of vacation. My first trip to Europe included a river cruise along the Rhine that

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featured one amazing castle after another. These castles were constructed centuries ago as defensive fortifications to protect the rich land around the castle from intruders. Since they were located along the routes of trade, the castle owners took advantage of their strategic positions to impose tolls on merchants. Although no longer collecting tolls, these castles remain guardians of the terraced vineyards along the river – full and verdant in the spring and summer and blushed with golden rust in the fall. River cruising, by its very nature, provides you an upclose and personal look at the cities you most want to visit. The trade routes and posts established in ancient times have grown into some of the world’s most popular cities, which you can see from your balcony while sipping a cup of coffee or cool beverage. The rivers most navigated are typically smooth and calm. The ships stop in the heart of these cities, so that you spend your time seeing the sites, not traveling for hours to get someplace that only provides you enough time to grab lunch. My husband and I took Viking’s Waterways of the Tsars cruise a couple of years ago. From St. Petersburg, we cruised along

the Svir River eventually meeting the Volga and following it into Moscow. Instead of a few hours in St. Petersburg, or even a day, we had three full days to spend in this exciting and historic city, as well as three days in Moscow. We spent a half-day at the Kremlin, and returned at night to take wonderful photos. Our guides were knowledgeable and were with us from the time we were collected at the airport until they said goodbye in Moscow. We wandered for hours through the Hermitage, the world’s largest art museum; spent one morning at the Winter Palace and the afternoon at Catherine’s Palace; and enjoyed a performance of Swan Lake that evening. It was a trip that included many extras, which would have been added charges on a cruise ship – cooking classes, guided tours, Russian language classes and many cultural performances. Because the ship was small, we got to know many of our fellow passengers by name and enjoyed complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks. One of the nicest amenities was free Wi-Fi. If you’ve been on an ocean cruise one of the biggest complaints is the expense of having to purchase WiFi service THE HOLIDAY EDITION • HOLIDAY 2017


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and then the slow connection with the other thousands all trying to share the server. When clients reject a river cruise because of the cost, I provide them with my analysis that demonstrates they are very comparable in cost and the experience is generally much more fulfilling. Viking currently has early booking discounts that provide two-for-one pricing, plus extremely attractive airfare. The destinations you are traveling to on a river cruise are the experience instead of the ship being the destination. The pace on a river cruise is just not as frenetic, with the cultural experience being showcased instead of overenthusiastic cruise directors pushing reluctant passengers into playing games they have no interest in, or entertainment and food offered in every public room, so that the only quiet place is your cabin. If I am going to stay in my cabin I want it to be on an Avalon Cruise where the beds face the window as I lie back on my pillows like a queen and gaze at the lights of Budapest Parliament across the Danube River. Avalon Waterways currently offers savings of $2,500 per couple plus $299 airfare on select departure dates in 2018 for a 15-day cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Avalon’s fleets navigate HOLIDAY 2017 • THE HOLIDAY EDITION

rivers in Europe, South America and Asia. If river cruising is attractive, but you want to stay closer to home, American Cruise Lines offers cruises along America’s famous and historical waterways such as the Mississippi and Hudson rivers on the East Coast, including some trips that are offered on a paddleboat. The Columbia and Snake rivers and Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands highlight itineraries in the Pacific Northwest. Because river cruising has become so popular over the past few years, it surprises clients to find that some of the most sought-after destinations and coveted cabin space book up months and up to a year in advance. My advice to clients is to allow your travel agent to find the best deal for you, and book early. In January, I will be returning to Paris for a week for my bi-yearly girlfriends’ trip. One of my friends has never been to Paris, so we are as excited to watch her reactions to my favorite stomping ground as we experience it all over again ourselves. She asked me, “Will we be able to take a night cruise on the Seine to see the Eiffel Tower, Norte Dame and all the sights from the river?” My answer: “Oh, honey, absolutely!” And, I promised we

wouldn’t get seasick, and there will only be a small group on board. If you’d like to learn more about river cruising, or have a destination you wish to explore, give me a call and allow me to help you sail away. Victoria “Tori” Ward is a cruise and resort specialist with an interest in traveling and seeing the world since she first began to crawl. For more information on these trips and others, contact Tori at tori@roxtravel.com or 928-245-9968

“The ship, the staff and the food were absolutely wonderful. We were wined and dined on this beautiful new ship. The scenery was amazing and what really stood out for me were the vineyards and castles along the Rhine during autumn season when we cruised.” - Dennis Dugan, VikingRhine Getaway, October 2017 GOLDEN CORRID OR LI V ING

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About Copa Shorts Film Fest Copa Shorts Film Fest is an annual film festival with its second festival scheduled on Feb. 16-18. Film and screenwriting workshops are open to the community during the year. Workshops, free to attend, are also held at the festival.

What: CSFF is a two-day film festival with films and screenplays showcased from around the area and the world. In the first festival in 2017, CSFF showcased 56 short films and four short screenplays. Native American musicians performed at both a VIP party and the wrap/awards party and will perform again in February. Where: The festival is held at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center in its state-of-theart digital theater at Ak-Chin Circle, 16000 North Maricopa Road, Maricopa. When: Feb. 16-18, with films and screenplay table reads shown in two-hour film blocks on Feb. 17 and 18. Why: Film is universal. Copa Shorts Film Fest’s mission is to develop and showcase screenwriting and filmmaking talent. Filmmaking workshops to educate future filmmakers are offered. For the community, the films are entertaining, thought-provoking and exhilarating! MORE INFORMATION: For tickets and updates, see copashortsfilmfest.org 96

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helley and Roger Gillespie, residents of Maricopa since 2003, chose the state-of-the-art UltraStar Multi-tainment Center as the ideal location for a film festival. The Gillespies started 3-Hour Movie Critic for avid film-lovers in 2015, growing into the full-fledged festival this February. Over 80 residents as well as film students from Central Arizona College and ASU volunteered at the festival, both onsite and behind the scenes. Local filmmakers, actors, screenwriters and artists’ works were chosen to be part of the festival. The film that won “Best of the Fest” featured Maricopa actor Isabella – Izzy – Watts, who has been an actor since she was age four. She is now 13 years old. Her parents drive her to Hollywood several times a month to audition for roles.

Q&A with Izzy Watts Copa Shorts Film Fest: Izzy, you’ve been acting since you were very young. How did you get your first part and get to Hollywood? Izzy: I went to an agency in Phoenix to audition in front of agents and managers. I had to memorize lines and do monologues. Then we got a list of

those who liked me. That’s how I got my agent. CSFF: Did you feel confident? Was it hard waiting? Izzy: I didn’t know what to expect. My first audition was for “Belly Flop” (the film she starred in at Copa Shorts Film Fest, which won “Best of the Fest”). I got really excited and nervous, but the writer and casting director were supportive. They asked me to improvise the rest of the scene. Afterward, my mom said I was “pinned,” the last step before being hired. CSFF: When did you find out you had the part? Izzy: The agent called my mom. She told me, “I booked it”- I got the part! Then, it took a month until they started. Finally, when they called us, it took two weekends to film. After that, it took one year to complete the film. We didn’t have any reshoots! Then, I wondered when it would come out.

CSFF: You started acting professionally when you were 10, and now you’re 13. What other roles have you had? Izzy: I was in a Netflix movie that’s rated “R.” I haven’t seen it. They only gave me the pages to learn that I was in, but I think I was haunting someone. I’ve been in TV show episodes of “Mom”, and the “Mindy Project”. This fall, I’ll be in a national fast food chain commercial. CSFF: How do you learn your parts? Izzy: I write out my lines and read them. I get into character, and figure out how the character would do things. The first time, I read the lines without emotion, then I memorize and add emotion. CSFF: You went to a special arts camp this summer. What did you learn? Izzy: I decided I want to be a director. When we took turns behind the camera, I saw people placing lighting and thought I knew a better way to place it. It was most exciting to be a director. Now I see inspiration everywhere. I want to make films! I’m making a documentary to submit to next year’s festival. Like many young people, Izzy aspires to have a thriving film career. Copa Shorts Film Fest is excited to showcase the talent of new filmmakers of all ages. THE HOLIDAY EDITION • HOLIDAY 2017


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2017 Sponsors: PREMIER ($5,000): APS • Crescent Crown Distributors (In Kind) • Eva’s Fine Mexican Food (Host) DIAMOND ($2,500): Banner Casa Grande Medical Center PLATINUM ($1,500): Living Magazine/Smart Shopper (In Kind) • Branham’s Exterminating • Casa Grande Union High School – DECA (In Kind) • Palmas Linen (In Kind) • N & D Designs (In Kind) • SRP Desert Basin • Thomas Erickson, MD • Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7013 GOLD ($750): Electric District No. 2 • First American Credit Union • Henry & Horne, LLP • John R. & Deborah McEvoy • Pinal County Attorney’s Office • Pinal County Federal Credit Union • Snider Consulting Services • TJ Shope-Arizona House of Representatives SILVER ($500): Abbott Nutrition • Cooper & Rueter, LLP • Garnet of Casa Grande • Garye & Teri Vasquez • GEO Group AZ State Prison Florence West • GEO Group Central AZ Correctional Facility • Iron City Polaris (In Kind) • Sommers Glass & Mirror, Inc. • Sun Life Family Health Center • The Foothills Bank • Villas by Mary T • Western State Bank

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Tips

FOR STAYING HEALTHY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON by Tiffanie Grady-Gillespie, CPT/Certified Wellness Coach & Owner WickedFiTT

Of course, you're going to drink peppermint mochas, eat velvety fudge and try that new, amazing cupcake – what are the holidays without some sugary happiness? But the trick is to do it all in moderation by setting limits for yourself and knowing (and sticking to) those limits.

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he holidays are here. Maybe you are a little nervous about sticking to a certain diet, fitness plan or other seemingly impossible feat this season? Believe me, I know how you’re feeling right about now. There are new holiday drinks at Dunkin Donuts. There are lists that now need crossing off. There are things to do. There are people to see. Just thinking about everything we have to do can get a little overwhelming. Holiday weight gain is extremely common in the United States. The National Institutes of Health conducted a study demonstrating that Americans gain considerable weight between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, and have a difficult time losing this weight over the course of a year. Excess weight from the holiday season can accumulate over time, leading to obesity, diabetes and heart disease. So, in an effort to get us all through the holidays in good health, here is a quick guide to surviving this time year while maintaining your healthy routines.

Drink lots of water

I know, you hear it all the time – but your body works a lot better when it has the right amount of nutrients fueling it, and water is the No. 1 most important nutrient. Dehydration can make you lethargic, confused, sluggish, and can even cause fainting! (Nothing we want happening to us during this

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busy time of year – especially in heels). So be smart, and drink up! Consider bringing a water bottle with you while you are out shopping or attending holiday events.

Indulge, but keep proper portions in mind

Of course, you’re going to drink peppermint mochas, eat velvety fudge and try that new, amazing cupcake – what are the holidays without some sugary happiness? But the trick is to do it all in moderation by setting limits for yourself and knowing (and sticking to) those limits. Trust me, I’ve been in one too many sweetened comas to know that this year, it’s all about balance. So, say it with me, “I will remember portion control.”

Take time for yourself

Again, I know so simple to say, but I mean it. Just take a little time for yourself during the holidays! We can get pretty caught up in all the lists, duties and responsibilities that being a host or guest can have. So, take some time – whether it’s five minutes or an entire day – for yourself to reboot and to do something that brings you peace and joy.

Create a routine (and stick to it)

Create a routine for yourself before you need it. This will make it a lot easier to stick to if something unexpected comes along, such as a giant cookie!

Creating little healthy habits are a good way to also keep yourself mindful and intentional – great things to be in these busy times. Plus, it’s a great reason to tell your bestie that, no, you cannot pick up another package from the post office – you have a yoga class to get to.

Keep up on fitness

The holidays are a busy season, and many of us will have a little spare time. Whether you are traveling or staying home this year, try to stick with your regular exercise routine. If you don’t have one, use this season as a springboard to form the habit. Get the family involved in the process, and try walking or other activities that everyone can be included in. It is helpful to begin establishing a routine as you move into the new year and make your healthy resolutions for 2018.

Laugh

Again, this is one of those “sounds so simple, but is actually hard” things on this list. Because when your perfectly baked pumpkin pie falls face-down on the floor (for those of you who cook), or when your Amazon Prime package gets delayed for a third time, it’s hard to remember to laugh.

Final holiday survival tip:

Cut yourself some slack this holiday and gift yourself permission to relax, enjoy some treats and understand it isn’t going to derail all of your positive efforts. THE HOLIDAY EDITION • HOLIDAY 2017


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Upcoming Library Programs for Kids! November - January

2018 is right around the corner, but there are still lots of fun library programs going on at your Casa Grande Public Library during the busy holiday season.

Main Library: sta Library: Vi Thanksgiving Storytime: Join Ms. Julie and the Casa

Grande Public Library for a special Thanksgiving program with stories and a mini puppet show. The puppet show will be followed by a simple craft you can either complete at the library or take home. A simple snack will also be provided. Tuesday: 11/21 at 10:30 am.

A Christmas Evening @ Your Library: Children of all ages are welcome to come to the Main Library for a special Christmas Storytime event. Listen to Santa read a Christmas story while enjoying a yummy treat. Santa will also be available to take pictures with your child(ren) until 6:50 p.m. Please bring your own camera as you will need to take your own Santa pictures. Monday: 12/11 at 6 pm.

Preschool Storytime: Join Youth Librarian, Ms. Julie,

Preschool Storytime: Join Mr. David for stories, rhymes, songs, and educational play. Program is intended for children ages 3-5, but all children are welcome. Wednesdays: 11/15 - 11/29, 12/6 – 12/13, 1/3 – 1/31 at 10:30 am.

Toddler Storytime: Join Mr. David for stories, rhymes, songs, and educational play. Program is intended for children ages 0-3, but all children are welcome. Thursdays: 11/16, 11/30, 12/7 -12/14, 1/4 – 1/25 at 9:30 am. Tween Gaming: Bring the kids down to the Vista Grande Public Library for a variety of video games and board games. Parents are required for children under the age of 12. Wednesdays: 11/15 – 11/29, 12/6 – 12/13, 1/3 – 1/31 at 3:30 pm.

as we read books, sing songs, and do activities each week based on a fun theme. Storytime will be followed by either a Sci-Tech Club: Join Mr. Jacob for a robotics, technology, and simple craft or a snack each week. Ages 0-5. Tuesdays: 11/28, coding club afterschool. Program is intended for children 12/5 – 12/19, 1/9 – 1/30 at 10:30 am. ages 7-12. Parents must be present in the library for children under the age of 12. Class is limited to 12 students. To register After School Gaming: Bring your kids down to the Main please contact the Vista Grande Public Library at (520) 421 – Library after school for a variety of age appropriate video 8652. Thursdays: 11/16, 11/30, 12/7 -12/14, 1/4 – 1/25 at 4 pm. games, science kits, puzzles, and more!. Thursdays: 11/16, 11/30, 12/7 – 12/21, 1/11 – 1/25 at 3:45 pm. Family Build Day: Bring the whole family down to play with building toys for all ages. Legos, K’nex, erector sets, and Yoga for Kids: There is no better way to engage your child more! Tuesdays: 11/21 – 11/28, 12/5 – 12/12 at 3:30 pm. than through the simple practice of yoga. Yoga can help your three to five-year-old child have fewer tantrums, better sleep, increased motor coordination, improved ability to follow directions, and easier relaxation. Join us for a very basic 30 minute yoga class. Mats will be provided for the children. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Class begins promptly at 9:15am, please do not be late. Fridays: 11/17, 12/1 – 12/22, 1/5 – 1/26 at 9:15 am.

Library Buddies Play Group: Join us for our morning play, where we will share picture books on NOOK eReaders, play with Brain Boxes, cars, Play-Doh, blocks, etc. Simple snack provided for kids. Mondays: 11/20, 11/27, 1/22 – 1/29 at 10 am. Music for Lil’ Ones: Enhance your little one’s development and love of music through song, dance, and simple instruments at the Main Library with Ms. Julie. Mondays: 12/4, 1/8 at 10 am. GOLDENCORRID CORRID CORRIDOR OR ORLI LI LI ING ING •• FUN! FUN! VVV ING 102 GOLDEN

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