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• Anthem

Vol. 12, No.7

• Black Canyon City

Hopi oral historians to speak in Cave Creek

The Desert Foothills Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society invites the public to imagine life without modern means of communication—or even written language—where oral stories become a foundation for traditions. Two guest speakers will be at the chapter’s Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m. meeting at The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church in Cave Creek to discuss the oral history surrounding the Hopi way of life. Eric Polingyouma is the last of the highly respected “Blue Bird” clan. He is responsible for carrying on Hopi oral histories and an evolving migration story, and he spent a large portion of his life discovering migration paths from areas around Guatemala and Oaxaca. Eric is director of the Hopi Migration Project, a program that brings the oral tradition of the Hopi to a general audience, and served on the Crow Canyon Native American Advisory Group for many years. Lance Polingyouma is the project recorder for the Hopi Migration Project, which involves translating oral histories into a more tangible format. A member of the Hopi Sun clan, Lance attended University of Massachusetts at

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Under the sun — Anthem held its last farmers market for the year on Sunday. Many people took advantage of the mild weather and patronized the open-air market. More than a dozen vendors lined sidewalks and visitors had lots of green vegetables, baked breads and other tasty fare to choose from.

Deadlines approach for Anthem anniversary sponsorships Vocalist debuts, Deadlines for different types with the sponsor’s name on a Jan. 1. The time capsule will be of sponsorships connected plaque in front of the quilt. The buried at the Anthem Civic Build- helps foodbank to A nthem’s Jan. 25 15th anniversary celebration are quickly approaching. These sponsorship opportunities for Anthem’s big day range from $100 to $10,000, and each level of giving comes with its own set of perks for the sponsor. For those who donate raffle materials valued at $100 or more for the Anthem Civic Building’s grand opening and a follow-up event later this year, sponsors will receive recognition via Anthem’s website. A $200 sponsorship will get donors a full page in the 15th anniversar y memor y book, which will be sold all year long. The names of these sponsors will also be included on other marketing materials. One $300 sponsorship is available for Anthem’s 15th anniversary commemorative quilt and must be purchased by Jan. 10. The quilt—featuring Lindsay Boggs’ winning logo—will be displayed in the Anthem Civic Building

Daisy Mountain Quilters donated their time to create the quilt. Light pole pennant sponsorships are available for $500 each. Pennants will be going up throughout the year and will display the name of a sponsor, which that person will be able to keep at the conclusion of the event. The names of pennant sponsors will also be displayed on other marketing materials. Grand opening celebrations for the Anthem Civic Building will have special events taking place in each room, which may be sponsored for $500 per room. Room sponsors may set up a table to distribute information about their business, perform music, hold arts and crafts activities or to host giveaways. Sales, however, will not be allowed. The deadline for sponsoring one of the five available rooms is Jan. 15. Two time capsule sponsorships are also available at $1,000 each and must be purchased by

ing site, and its sponsors’ names will be displayed on a plaque and officially recognized during grand opening ceremonies. Additionally, a volunteer committee handling the time capsule event is still accepting suggestions on what should be encased in the time capsule when it is buried. Rather than sponsoring specific events at Anthem’s 15th anniversary celebration, the public may also show its support with general sponsorships. These start at $2,500 and provide benefits such as half-page ads in Anthem publications, banners and more. The highest tier of general sponsorships also includes honorary name plaques at the civic building, a table at the grand opening event and more. Anthem organizations and individuals interested in supporting the 15th anniversary celebration are encouraged to call 623-7424560 or email juhlig@anthemcouncil.com.

Ryan Sims, lead vocalist for EastonAshe, is teaming up with The Foothills Food Bank Jan. 11 at Harold’s in Cave Creek. The local singer will be celebrating the release of his first solo album with a showcase and performance, as well as a special reunion from EastonAshe. The event will also benefit The Foothills Food Bank which, like other food banks throughout the Valley, continues to be in great need of donations. Guests at the Jan. 11 show at Harold’s are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items or cash donations to support The Foothills Food Bank. Ticket prices to the Jan. 11 event include a copy of the Ryan Sims album. More information on Ryan Sims and his showcase can be found at ryansimsmusic.com/ press. A full listing of his performances can be found at ryansimsmusic.com/gig.


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Community Events THURSDAY Windows 8.1 class Get the rundown on how to run the latest, touch-based Windows operating system at 9 a.m. Jan. 2 at Desert Foothills Library. Participants are asked to bring a laptop to the training session if possible. SATURDAY Civil War reenactment The Village Green and surrounding grounds at Pioneer Living History Museum will once again reverberate to the sound of cannon-fire Jan. 4-5 when Civil War reenactment soldiers from the AZ Civil War Council participate in battles and skirmishes during the 2 day event. In addition to two or three battles each day, visitors will be treated to short seminars illuminating the life of the average soldier during this epic time in the nation’s history. Opens at 9 a.m. daily. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for children under 18 (kids under 5 are free), $6 for veterans and seniors and $7 per person for parties of 15 or more. TUESDAY Art nosh Phoenix Art Museum will present a noon program Jan. 7 at Desert Foothills Library about the art, music and fashion of the 1940s and how the war affected art forms. Bring a bag lunch or order a boxed lunch when registering for the art nosh. Registration is required and can be completed by calling 480-488-2286. LATER THIS MONTH Watoto Children’s Choir At 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9, the Ugandabased Watoto Children’s Choir will be performing at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Rd. in Scottsdale. Their joyful performances are a unique blend of native African rhythms, contemporary gospel music and ethnic dance. The choir has traveled internationally since 1994,

acting as ambassadors to raise awareness of the more than 50 million orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa. Local music at library From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 11, enjoy an afternoon of old time, mountain and Celtic music with Sixty Some Odd Acres. The local all-strings band, made up of women aged 60 and older, will be performing without charge at Desert Broom Library in Cave Creek, 29710 N. Cave Creek Rd. Beethoven’s symphonies Brent Hylton, musical director of the Pinnacle Concert Series, will present a crash course on Beethoven’s nine symphonies Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. in the chapel at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church. Learn the stories behind these groundbreaking works that have been crowd-pleasers for more than 200 years. Fine art expo Starting Jan. 16 and running until the end of March, the 10th annual Arizona Fine Art Expo will take place every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the southwest corner of Jomax and Scottsdale roads in Scottsdale. The event will feature 100 nationally acclaimed fine artisans working in a studio environment with hands-on art demonstrations and workshops, entertainment and a café. Weekends will feature musical entertainment. Cost is $8-$10. Call 480-837-7163 or visit ArizonaFineArtExpo.com for more information. Indian market From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 1719, the 5th annual Cave Creek Indian Market will be at Stagecoach Village celebrating the history and heritage of the Southwest with a diverse gathering of Native American, Spanish and Southwestern fine artists and craftsmen plus live entertainment. To find out more, contact 623-734-6526 or check out VermillionPromo-

tions.com online. Art, wine festival The 21st annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival in downtown Carefree Jan. 17-19 will feature renowned artists from throughout the United States and abroad, live musical entertainment, fine wines from around the world, surrounding restaurants, galleries and outdoor cafés. Cost is $5 with $1 being donated to the American Healing Arts Foundation. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 480-8375637 or visit thunderbirdartists. com for more info. Kiwanis flea market The Kiwanis of Carefree will be holding a f lea market Jan. 18, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Dave Anderson Memorial Building, located at 7177 E. Ed Everett Way in Carefree. The event will feature an array of furnishings, electronics, exercise equipment, house wares, artwork, clothing, accessories and collectibles, and all proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organization’s youth programs. To schedule a donation pick-up, volunteer at the flea market warehouse or for more information in general about the club, call the Kiwanis Club of Carefree at 480-488-8400. Rock N’ Roll Rescue Rock out Jan. 18 with fine dining and the danceable 60s and 70s music of The Roadrunners from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Desert Mountain’s Cochise-Geronimo Clubhouse in Scottsdale as part of a Foothills Animal Rescue fundraiser. Some small, adoptable dogs will be at the event, too. Tickets are $100 and may be obtained, along with additional event info, by visiting foothillsanimal.org online, calling 480488-9890 or by dropping by the shelter at 23030 N. Pima Rd. Auditions for kids, adults Auditions for “At Home in the Desert,” a one-act theatrical production and AZ Centennial


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Community Events Legacy Project, will take place Jan. 27 and Jan. 29 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Holland Center on 60th Street and are open to all ages 7 and up. Many youth and adult roles are available. Sign up for a 15 minute time slot and audition by reading from the script with others. No other preparations necessary. For more information or to schedule an audition, go to signupgenius. com/go/5080C45A8AF28AA8-athome. WEEKLY Read to Sioux Pooh Children, along with a favorite adult, are invited to Desert Broom Library every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to read to Sioux Pooh the therapy dog. A 2010 study found that children in reading programs that used therapy dogs developed reading skills up to 20 percent faster than without. Stories in Cave Creek From 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. every Thursday, Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek hosts “Little Ones Story Time.” The program is geared toward newborns and children up to 36 months in age. The library also has a story time program for toddlers, which is held every Tuesday from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Toddler Time Toddlers, accompanied by a favorite adult are invited to enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage emerging language skills every Wednesday at Desert Broom Library. The program starts at 11:30 a.m. and is aimed at children aged 24 to 36 months. Networking group AmSpirit Business Connections is national organization consisting of sales representatives, entrepreneurs, and professionals which provides a forum for its members to exchange qualified referrals with others in the group. The Greater Scottsdale Chapter of AmSpirit meets every Wednesday 8 a.m.-9:15 a.m. at the offices of Homeowners Financial Group located at 16427 N. Scottsdale Road, No. 280 in Scottsdale. Prospective new members and visitors are welcome to attend. Family Storytime Children of all ages, with an adult in tow, are welcome Thursdays at Desert Broom Library to share books, stories, songs and rhymes in a fun, interactive program that builds early literacy skills. The library is located at Cave Creek Road and Tatum Boulevard. Babytime Fridays Babies up to 24 months in age, accompanied by an adult, can explore pre-literacy skills through songs and stories at Desert Broom Library. Programs start at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Each 20-minute program is followed by an unstructured 30-minute playtime. Crafting Adults wishing to knit, crochet, tat, macramé or do just about anything that has to do with fiber are invited to North Valley Regional Library’s “Made by Hand” program every Thursday at 1 p.m. Bring projects, books and patterns, accomplishments and knowledge to share with others. Learn something new about your own craft, or pick up another craft (or stitch) that has piqued your interest. Or come and spend a couple of leisurely hours doing something you love to do or would like to learn and, in the process, make new friendships. Friday night meals The Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 1796 in Black Canyon City is serving up meals every Friday night. The public is welcome to attend. Homework help Teen volunteers are available Wednes-

days from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Desert Broom Library to help elementary school-aged children with homework assignments and study skills. Age-appropriate story times Every Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. or 11 a.m., North Valley Regional Library in Anthem invites preschoolers ages 3-6 to the Story Time Room to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading. For toddlers ages 18-36 months, Story Time Room hosts Wednesday programming at 9:15 a.m. that includes stories, songs and finger plays for children and their parent or caregiver. Also on Wednesdays, Story Time Room is the place to be for the 0-18-month-old crowd. This “Baby Time” starts promptly at 11 a.m. Programming includes books, lap-sit songs and rhymes, puppets, music and shakers and the parachute. Learn tips to build a foundation for reading. Playtime follows the regular program. MONTHLY Writing workshops Desert Foothills Library has two monthly workshops catering to writers. The first Friday of each month, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., author and publisher Patricia Brooks, founder of the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers, leads a workshop on how to write non-fiction books that position the author—you—as an expert on a particular topic. Then on the first Monday of each month, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., a memoir writing group meets to establish goals, set personal writing schedules, share stories and receive constructive feedback. For memoir group guidelines, email Elena Pavlova at elepavlova@mac.com. Both writing workshops have limited seating. Call 480-488-2286 to register. NR/DHCA meeting The New River/Desert Hills Community Association hosts two meetings each month. A community meeting is held every second Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., at the Daisy Mountain Fire Station. Then on the second Friday each month, the group convenes its town hall meeting from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Tramonto Fire Station. Meetings feature local guest speakers on an array of topics. Peaceful spirit women’s group The last Friday of every month, Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center in New River hosts its monthly women’s gathering. Members of the group share their journey with each other, gaining insight and inspiration. A $10-$15 donation is suggested, though no one is turned away for lack of funds. For more info, contact Melanie Dunlap at 623-465-5875, melanie@ peacefulspiritcenter.com or visit the online calendar at PeacefulSpriritCenter.com. Library hosts foreign film Desert Foothills Library will host a different foreign film from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., one Monday each month. For information on the coming events go to dlfa.org. Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. New River Kiwanis The first and third Wednesday of every month, New River Kiwanis hold their regular meetings at the New River Kiwanis Community Park, 48606 N. 17th Ave. The civic organization is geared toward helping children and is always looking for new members to get involved. Music at Desert Broom Library The second Saturday of every month, Desert Broom Library invites musicians to come and perform live acoustic numbers between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Music should be family friendly. Bring fliers or other

means to advertise your group. If interested in performing, email Kimberly at hickinbotham@phoenix.gov or talk to a librarian for more info. Cards, boardgames social The third Tuesday each month at Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek is designated for a cards and board games social for adults from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The library has lots of games to choose from including cards, Scrabble, chess, checkers, backgammon, Trivial Pursuit, Cribbage, Yahtzee and more. Games and refreshments brought from home are welcome, too. Coffee available for purchase. No registration needed. NRA gun safety Now that Constitutional Carry is permitted in Arizona, why not learn gun safety and what state and federal laws dictate? A

National Rifle Association-affiliated class is being offered every month, and CCW certification is available at no additional cost. Check azpistol.com for class dates. Healing session The third Monday of every month, the Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center in New River hosts a monthly Healing Circle/ Reiki Share from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This group is for individuals that have learned Reiki or another modality of healing. Each participant will give and receive a healing session. RSVPs accepted. Desert Broom Knitters Knitters of all ages and skill levels are invited to gather in the small conference room at Desert Broom Library the fourth Saturday each month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. to work on existing projects, start new ones and share tips and techniques.

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Celebrate New Year’s, thank a Babylonian Are you ready to embrace 2014? Ready or not, it is arriving, and time once again will march into the beginning of a new calendar, pulling us along with it. That old illustrious half-ton ball in Times Square will drop like a rock, and throngs of giddy people will stand around in the cold to blow horns and wear silly hats. Yes, the new year represents something to celebrate. Isn’t this the time for new begin nings, huge hopes, big d reams and perhaps even w i ld expectations? BLUHM For some, it is time to reflect on the last year and perhaps reinvent themselves. Did you know that there has been some sort of New Year’s celebration for more than 4,000 years? This is the oldest of holidays and was first observed

in ancient Babylon with a festival that lasted for 11 days! It was those party-animals, the Babylonians, who first came up with the idea to make New Year’s resolutions. What would those ancient resolutions consist of? The most common were promises to return borrowed farm equipment. (If you have a few garden tools in your garage that belong to your neighbor, this might be a good time to return them.) A colleague of mine named Ed said that, on Christmas Day, his wife of 45 years made a “startling New Year’s resolution.” As the family was finishing up the last piece of pie, after a delicious prime rib dinner that his wife had cooked, Ruth made an announcement. She said that she had been reviewing her life and she realized that she had cooked 42 turkeys, 300 beef roasts, 70 hams and a shocking 150 pies. After much “soul-searching,” she said this would be her last “big meal” that she would cook. It seems that she was “tired of

the pigs, cows and turkeys that have been such a big part of her life” (I am hoping that she was referring to the meat she had cooked). Therefore, amid family gasps, she declared, “I am done cooking.” I suppose t h is begs t he question: what if our New Year’s resolut ion becomes someone else’s misery? I suppose enlightenment and enrichment carries a price tag, but what if it becomes detrimental to the people around us? Last I heard, Ed was trying to get Ruth to see a doctor, therapist or minister. Hmm … can “reinvention” really be another term for “recipe for disaster?” The new year does bring an onslaught of resolutions. More than 50 percent of Americans will consider “doing something” to improve themselves (like exercise), while about 30 percent will try to “stop something” (like eating snacks). Would you rather start exercising or give up desserts? Human behavior

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that we can’t really get fired up enough to actually change. I think I will copy Nora and my niece. Yes, I want to learn the rumba and master jumping my horse this year! I wonder if that means I have to be on my horse while he is jumping. (I will report back to you on my progress). The new year brings the promise of renewal and rebirth. Let’s not worry about getting a year older. Who cares if we didn’t accomplish every goal! We still have a chance to reflect on the year past, make a plan for “doing something” new and maybe even keeping at least one “bad habit.” Celebrate like the Babylonians, give back borrowed items, stop cooking, (or in Ed’s case, start cooking), jump a horse, dance the rumba and have a happy New Year! Judy Bluhm is a writer and a local realtor who lives in the Anthem area. Have a comment or a story? Email Judy at judy@judybluhm.com.

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Standard and Poor’s docks Phoenix’s bond rating; city leaders optimistic Phoenix city leaders recently learned that Standard and Poor’s has adjusted the city’s bond rating from AAA to AA-plus. D e s p it e t he d ow nw a r d adjustment, Phoenix’s bond rating was said to remain the highest of the six largest U.S. cities. According to Matt Reining of Standard and Poor’s, the bond rating adjustment “is directly attributable to S&P’s newly released, changed criteria.” The economy, including property values and other economic conditions, now makes up 30 percent of the S&P score. “If market values were to climb, that could improve Phoenix’s score,” he said. S&P gave Phoenix a “very strong,” the highest score possible, in the areas of budget flexibility, liquidity and budget and financial management. Phoenix also holds the second-highest credit rating with Moody’s at Aa1. The adjustment is the result of regularly scheduled S&P reviews. S&P also recently adjusted the ratings of Indianapolis, Ind., from AAA to AA; Omaha, Neb., from AAA to AA-plus; Des Moines, Iowa, from AAA to AA-plus; Glendale, Calif., from AAA to AA-plus; and Clark County, Nev., from AA-plus to AA. “Clearly, it’s disappointing any time a bond rating is adjusted in this way,” said Ed Zuercher, Phoenix’s acting city manager. “S&P’s new criteria places great scoring emphasis on the one aspect of our economy that was hit the hardest during the Great Recession: property values. “I’m encouraged by t he significant increases in property values Phoenix has experienced in the last few months and will focus every day on maintaining and strengthening the city’s financial excellence.” According to Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, for the 12-month period ending October 2013, median sale prices of singlefamily homes were up 27 percent, existing single-family home sales increased 29 percent, foreclosure starts on singlefamily and condo homes were down 50 percent and completed foreclosures on single-family and condo homes were down 64 percent. “I’m disappointed the new S&P criteria have affected Phoenix, but we still have the second-highest bond rating in the nation and earned the highest marks for budget flexibility and fiscal management,” Mayor Greg Stanton said. “Working

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Network with North Phoenix Chamber During the month of January, the North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce will be holding a number of networking events across the area. On Jan. 14, a business resource and networking luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Moon Valley Country Club, 151 West Moon Valley Drive in Phoenix. Enjoy lunch, hear from speakers in a number of different fields speak on a variety of subjects and enjoy the opportunity to network with fellow business owners and community members. The cost is

$20 for members, $25 for guests if registered before the early registration deadline of Jan. 10; $30 if paid at the door. Register at http://bit.ly/1hIMfjw. This month’s presentation features a health and wellness panel. The panelists include Karen Gasket, assistant superintendent for human resources at Paradise Valley Unified School District; ShaRon Rea, certified life coach, author, speaker and owner of The Whole Family; Lisa Cvach and Donna Layshock with Paradise Valley Community College; and Leilanie Arellano

ARIZONA STATE LAND DEPARTMENT 1616 WEST ADAMS STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 PUBLIC AUCTION SALE NO. 16-106041-00-002 PERPETUAL RIGHT OF WAY EASEMENT Pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37, notice is hereby given that the state of Arizona through its Arizona State Land Department (herein called ASLD), will sell at Public Auction to the highest and best bidder at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 W. Adams, Room 434B, Phoenix, Arizona, a perpetual right of way easement for the purpose of a Service Road and Underground Utilities situated in Maricopa County to wit: TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA PARCEL: M&B THRU TRACT MF3 IN STATE PLAT 55, 2ND AMD., SECTION 34. CONTAINING 0.04 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. BENEFICIARY: PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS (INDEMNITY SELECTIONS) For a complete legal description of the land, prospective bidders are advised to examine the right of way application file as well as all pertinent files of ASLD. Said right of way easement has been valued at $22,857.00 and consists of 0.04 acres, more or less. Additional requirements and conditions of this right of way are available and may be viewed at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona. The complete file associated with the described land is open to public inspection at the ASLD, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., exclusive of holidays and weekends. Please direct any questions regarding this Public Auction to the Rights of Way Section of the Real Estate Division of ASLD at (602) 542-4098. This auction notice is available on the ASLD’s web site at www.azland.gov. Each potential bidder must show ASLD’s representative a cashier’s check made payable to the Arizona State Land Department in the amount specified under Terms of Sale Paragraph (A) below. TERMS OF SALE: (A) At the time of sale the successful bidder must pay the following by a cashier’s check: (1) The value of the right of way, which is $22,857.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $686.00; (3) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00; (4) Reimbursable Appraisal Fee, which is $2,000.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $28,043.00 (less $4,500.00 if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $23,543.00). (B) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder must pay the full balance of the amount bid for the right of way and pay a Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the purchase price for the right of way less the amount paid under (A) (2) above. (C) No Selling and Administrative Fee shall be collected by ASLD if the successful bidder at auction is the beneficiary of the land trust. (D) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder shall be required to pay the actual legal advertising cost, less the amount paid under (A)(3) above. BIDDING INFORMATION: (A) The time of sale shall be deemed to be the time of declaration of the highest and best bidder. The bidding will begin at the total value of the right of way. A bid for less than the value of the right of way easement or by a party who has not inspected the right of way and/or the associated files and records of ASLD will not be considered. (B) All bidders must sign an affidavit stating that they have undertaken due diligence in preparation for the auction and that their representative is authorized to bid and bind the bidder. It is the bidder’s responsibility to research the records of local jurisdictions and public agencies regarding this property. (C) Pursuant to A.R.S. §37-240.B, the successful bidder must be authorized to transact business in the state of Arizona no later than three (3) business days after the auction. The successful bidder must sign an affidavit stating it is the successful bidder and sign a Certification Statement pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37 and the Rules of ASLD. (D) If the successful bidder fails to complete the payment as stated in the auction notice together with the additional required fees within 30 days from the auction date, all amounts paid at the time of auction by the successful bidder will be forfeited. (E) In the event of forfeiture, the ASLD Commissioner may declare that the bid placed before the final bid accepted is the highest bid, and that the bidder has five (5) days after notification by ASLD to pay by cashier’s check all amounts due. GENERAL INFORMATION: The ASLD may cancel this auction in whole or in part at any time prior to the acceptance of a final bid. 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with Mayo Hospital. C & R Tire and Automotive is sponsoring the luncheon. On Jan. 16, a “mix and mingle” networking event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at North Mountain Brewing Company, located at 522 East Dunlap Ave. in Phoenix. Come enjoy net working, food and meeting some likeminded people. The event is free for NPCC members and NetworkingPhoenix Passport members, $10 for advance registration guests or $15 at the door. Register online at http://bit. ly/1bruUmU. Then on Jan. 24, “Wine Tasting For A Cause” will be held at Cave Creek’s own Vino 100, located at 30835 N. Cave Creek Rd., Suite 125. Join the chamber from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a NPCC Philanthropy Committee-hosted fundraising and networking event. Guests

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Aaron Clark Industries, LLC The address of the known place of business is: 170 S. William Dillard Dr. Ste. 115 Gilbert, AZ 85233 The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is: John Drew 40844 N. Citrus Canyon Tr. Phoenix, AZ 85086 Management of the limited liability company is reserved to the members. The names and addresses of each person who is a member are: Aaron D. Clark 40808 N. Thunder Hills Ct. Phoenix, AZ 85086 Published in The Foothils Focus Jan. 1,8, 15, 2014

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Magic Repairs LLC L-1880100-0 The address of the known place of business is: 11 E.Bell Rd. #321 Phoenix, AZ 85022 The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is: Grigor Papazyan 11 E.Bell Rd. #321 Phoenix, AZ 85022 Management of the limited liability company is reserved to the members. The names and addresses of each person who is a member are: Grigor Papazyan 100% Published in The Foothils Focus Dec. 18, 25, 2013 and Jan 8, 2014


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hopi from page 1 Amherst for anthropology and Arizona State for archaeology. He currently works in the Heard museum. While the Hopi are a people in northeast Arizona, it is also a religion and Lance hopes to join one of the Hopi religions and carry on the oral histories. At AAS-DFC’s November meeting, Scottsdale resident Carolina Butler, an Orem Dam activist in the 1970s and editor of a recent book titled “Oral History of the Yavapai,” spoke regarding the Yavapai nation. Butler said that the possibility of the Orem Dam project in the 1970s had threatened the Fort McDowell area, and Yavapai elders Mike Harrison and John Williams had worked with anthropologist Sigrid Khera on a 2-year project to preserve the oral histories of the Yavapai people. The general public may attend these Desert Foothills Chapter’s meetings of the Arizona Archaeology Society at no charge. AAS-DFC meetings serve the communities of Anthem, New River, Cave Creek and beyond.

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Linc LLC L-1886800-0 The address of the known place of business is: 29834 N Cave Creek Rd #118-263 Cave Creek, AZ 85331 The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is: Jennifer LaDuke 29834 N Cave Creek Rd #118-263 Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Management of the limited liability company is reserved to the members. The names and addresses of each person who is a member are: Jennifer LaDuke 29834 N Cave Creek Rd #118-263 Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Published in The Foothils Focus Jan.1,8 and 15, 2014

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ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR I. Name: Coyote Pool Service LLC, L-1883825-8 II. The Address of the known place of business is: 2208 W Via Caballo Blanco Phoenix AZ, 85085 III. The Name and Street address of the Statutory Agent is: 2208 W Via Caballo Blanco Phoenix AZ, 85085 Management of the limited liablity company is vested in a manager or managers. The names and addresses of each person who is a manager AND each member who owns twenty percent or greater interest in the capital or profits of the limited liability company are: Manager: Joshua R Fleshman Address: 2208 W Via Caballo Blanco, Phoenix AZ, 85085

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TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA PARCEL: M&B THRU TRACT 7, BLOCK 12 IN STATE PLAT 44, SECTION 24. CONTAINING 1.30 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. BENEFICIARY: PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS (INDEMNITY SELECTIONS) For a complete legal description of the land, prospective bidders are advised to examine the right of way application file as well as all pertinent files of ASLD. Said right of way easement has been valued at $289,575.00 and consists of 1.30 acres, more or less. Additional requirements and conditions of this right of way are available and may be viewed at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona. The complete file associated with the described land is open to public inspection at the ASLD, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., exclusive of holidays and weekends. Please direct any questions regarding this Public Auction to the Rights of Way Section of the Real Estate Division of ASLD at (602) 542-4098. This auction notice is available on the ASLD’s web site at www.azland.gov. Each potential bidder must show ASLD’s representative a cashier’s check made payable to the Arizona State Land Department in the amount specified under Terms of Sale Paragraph (A) below. TERMS OF SALE: (A) At the time of sale the successful bidder must pay the following by a cashier’s check: (1) The value of the right of way, which is $289,575.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $8,687.00; (3) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00; (4) Reimbursable Appraisal Fee, which is $3,250.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $304,012.00 (less $5,750.00 if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $298,262.00). (B) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder must pay the full balance of the amount bid for the right of way and pay a Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the purchase price for the right of way less the amount paid under (A) (2) above. (C) No Selling and Administrative Fee shall be collected by ASLD if the successful bidder at auction is the beneficiary of the land trust. (D) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder shall be required to pay the actual legal advertising cost, less the amount paid under (A)(3) above. BIDDING INFORMATION: (A) The time of sale shall be deemed to be the time of declaration of the highest and best bidder. The bidding will begin at the total value of the right of way. A bid for less than the value of the right of way easement or by a party who has not inspected the right of way and/or the associated files and records of ASLD will not be considered. (B) All bidders must sign an affidavit stating that they have undertaken due diligence in preparation for the auction and that their representative is authorized to bid and bind the bidder. It is the bidder’s responsibility to research the records of local jurisdictions and public agencies regarding this property. (C) Pursuant to A.R.S. §37-240.B, the successful bidder must be authorized to transact business in the state of Arizona no later than three (3) business days after the auction. The successful bidder must sign an affidavit stating it is the successful bidder and sign a Certification Statement pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37 and the Rules of ASLD. (D) If the successful bidder fails to complete the payment as stated in the auction notice together with the additional required fees within 30 days from the auction date, all amounts paid at the time of auction by the successful bidder will be forfeited. (E) In the event of forfeiture, the ASLD Commissioner may declare that the bid placed before the final bid accepted is the highest bid, and that the bidder has five (5) days after notification by ASLD to pay by cashier’s check all amounts due. GENERAL INFORMATION: The ASLD may cancel this auction in whole or in part at any time prior to the acceptance of a final bid. A protest to this sale must be filed within 30 days after the first day of publication of this announcement and in accordance with A.R.S. §37-301. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADA Coordinator, at (602) 364-0875. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Ruben Ojeda (for) Vanessa Hickman State Land Commissioner December 5, 2013

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BA RT LET T L A K E — Elevation measured at 1,784 feet above sea level and the lake is 80 percent full. Gary Senft of Mesa Bass Pro Shops said that Bartlett Lake is

The Foothills Focus the state’s hot spot for those who simply want to catch fish. He said the fishing has been unbelievably good from one end of the lake to the other throwing dropshots, Texas rigs, crankbaits and spinner baits. “Normally the bite slows down a bit, but the fish are biting good,” Senft said. “We���ve had these cold fronts, but the fish are still biting.” He said largemouth bass have been biting from 8 feet to 38 feet of water depth. There has not been much of a top water bite, however. Target boulders, points, ledges, islands and coves. Bass are simply following shad.

ARIZONA STATE LAND DEPARTMENT 1616 WEST ADAMS STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 PUBLIC AUCTION SALE NO. 16-117089 PERPETUAL RIGHT OF WAY EASEMENT Pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37, notice is hereby given that the state of Arizona through its Arizona State Land Department (herein called ASLD), will sell at Public Auction to the highest and best bidder at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 W. Adams, Room 434B, Phoenix, Arizona, a perpetual right of way easement for the purpose of Underground Utilities situated in Maricopa County to wit: TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA PARCEL: M&B THRU E2E2 LOT 1; E2E2SSENE; E2E2SE, SECTION 3, CONTAINING 6.56 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. PARCEL: E. 50 FT., SECTION 10, CONTAINING 6.06 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. BENEFICIARY: PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS (INDEMNITY SELECTIONS) For a complete legal description of the land, prospective bidders are advised to examine the right of way application file as well as all pertinent files of ASLD. Said right of way easement has been valued at $2,400.00 and consists of 12.62 acres, more or less. Additional requirements and conditions of this right of way are available and may be viewed at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona. The complete file associated with the described land is open to public inspection at the ASLD, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., exclusive of holidays and weekends. Please direct any questions regarding this Public Auction to the Rights of Way Section of the Real Estate Division of ASLD at (602) 542-4098. This auction notice is available on the ASLD’s web site at www.azland.gov. Each potential bidder must show ASLD’s representative a cashier’s check made payable to the Arizona State Land Department in the amount specified under Terms of Sale Paragraph (A) below. TERMS OF SALE: (A) At the time of sale the successful bidder must pay the following by a cashier’s check: (1) The value of the right of way, which is $2,400.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $72.00; (3) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $4,972.00 (less $2,500.00 and less $2,400.00 for Advance Deposit into suspense if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $72.00). (B) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder must pay the full balance of the amount bid for the right of way and pay a Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the purchase price for the right of way less the amount paid under (A) (2) above. (C) No Selling and Administrative Fee shall be collected by ASLD if the successful bidder at auction is the beneficiary of the land trust. (D) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder shall be required to pay the actual legal advertising cost, less the amount paid under (A)(3) above. BIDDING INFORMATION: (A) The time of sale shall be deemed to be the time of declaration of the highest and best bidder. The bidding will begin at the total value of the right of way. A bid for less than the value of the right of way easement or by a party who has not inspected the right of way and/or the associated files and records of ASLD will not be considered. (B) All bidders must sign an affidavit stating that they have undertaken due diligence in preparation for the auction and that their representative is authorized to bid and bind the bidder. It is the bidder’s responsibility to research the records of local jurisdictions and public agencies regarding this property. (C) Pursuant to A.R.S. §37-240.B, the successful bidder must be authorized to transact business in the state of Arizona no later than three (3) business days after the auction. The successful bidder must sign an affidavit stating it is the successful bidder and sign a Certification Statement pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37 and the Rules of ASLD. (D) If the successful bidder fails to complete the payment as stated in the auction notice together with the additional required fees within 30 days from the auction date, all amounts paid at the time of auction by the successful bidder will be forfeited. (E) In the event of forfeiture, the ASLD Commissioner may declare that the bid placed before the final bid accepted is the highest bid, and that the bidder has five (5) days after notification by ASLD to pay by cashier’s check all amounts due. GENERAL INFORMATION: The ASLD may cancel this auction in whole or in part at any time prior to the acceptance of a final bid. 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at http://bit.ly/wine4cause. Lastly, the Chamber invites the public to attend a Jan. 28 business networking luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bobby Q’s Restaurant, 8501 N. 27th Ave. in Phoenix. Meet fellow Chamber members and learn about the businesses and fields they represent, as well as other business owners and community leaders, at this monthly luncheon event. Attendees can present a 20 second commercial followed by open networking. Cost for the luncheon is $30 and online registration is available at http://bit.ly/1gTvYp8.

ARIZONA STATE LAND DEPARTMENT 1616 WEST ADAMS STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 PUBLIC AUCTION SALE NO. 16-16-116982 PERPETUAL RIGHT OF WAY EASEMENT Pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37, notice is hereby given that the state of Arizona through its Arizona State Land Department (herein called ASLD), will sell at Public Auction to the highest and best bidder at 9:30 a.m. on, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 W. Adams, Room 434B, Phoenix, Arizona, a perpetual right of way easement for the purpose of a Public Road and Underground Utilities including a Buffer Area situated in Maricopa County to wit: TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA PARCEL: OR LESS.

M&B THRU E2SENW; NESW, SECTION 13. CONTAINING 2.11 ACRES, MORE

BENEFICIARY: PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS (INDEMNITY SELECTIONS) For a complete legal description of the land, prospective bidders are advised to examine the right of way application file as well as all pertinent files of ASLD. Said right of way easement has been valued at $470,003.00 and consists of 2.11 acres, more or less. Additional requirements and conditions of this right of way are available and may be viewed at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona. The complete file associated with the described land is open to public inspection at the ASLD, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., exclusive of holidays and weekends. Please direct any questions regarding this Public Auction to the Rights of Way Section of the Real Estate Division of ASLD at (602) 542-4098. This auction notice is available on the ASLD’s web site at www.azland.gov. Each potential bidder must show ASLD’s representative a cashier’s check made payable to the Arizona State Land Department in the amount specified under Terms of Sale Paragraph (A) below. TERMS OF SALE: (A) At the time of sale the successful bidder must pay the following by a cashier’s check: (1) The value of the right of way, which is $470,003.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $14,100.00; (3) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00; (4) Reimbursable Appraisal Fee, which is $3,250.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $489,853.00 (less $5,750.00 if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $484,103.00). (B) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder must pay the full balance of the amount bid for the right of way and pay a Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the purchase price for the right of way less the amount paid under (A) (2) above. (C) No Selling and Administrative Fee shall be collected by ASLD if the successful bidder at auction is the beneficiary of the land trust. (D) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder shall be required to pay the actual legal advertising cost, less the amount paid under (A)(3) above. BIDDING INFORMATION: (A) The time of sale shall be deemed to be the time of declaration of the highest and best bidder. The bidding will begin at the total value of the right of way. A bid for less than the value of the right of way easement or by a party who has not inspected the right of way and/or the associated files and records of ASLD will not be considered. (B) All bidders must sign an affidavit stating that they have undertaken due diligence in preparation for the auction and that their representative is authorized to bid and bind the bidder. It is the bidder’s responsibility to research the records of local jurisdictions and public agencies regarding this property. (C) Pursuant to A.R.S. §37-240.B, the successful bidder must be authorized to transact business in the state of Arizona no later than three (3) business days after the auction. The successful bidder must sign an affidavit stating it is the successful bidder and sign a Certification Statement pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37 and the Rules of ASLD. (D) If the successful bidder fails to complete the payment as stated in the auction notice together with the additional required fees within 30 days from the auction date, all amounts paid at the time of auction by the successful bidder will be forfeited. (E) In the event of forfeiture, the ASLD Commissioner may declare that the bid placed before the final bid accepted is the highest bid, and that the bidder has five (5) days after notification by ASLD to pay by cashier’s check all amounts due. GENERAL INFORMATION: The ASLD may cancel this auction in whole or in part at any time prior to the acceptance of a final bid. A protest to this sale must be filed within 30 days after the first day of publication of this announcement and in accordance with A.R.S. §37-301. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADA Coordinator, at (602) 364-0875. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Ruben Ojeda (for) Vanessa Hickman State Land Commissioner December 5, 2013


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Scottsdale man retires from FBI, pens book

When Arthur Kerns retired from the FBI, he embarked on a 20-year quest to have a novel of his appear in print. The Scottsdale resident reached that milestone in 2013 when Diversion Books published his debut novel, “The Riviera Contract.” While learning the craft of writing, Art traveled to more than 65 countries as a security consultant for U.S. diplomatic

establishments throughout the world. His travels are reflected in his novel, an espionage thriller set on the French Riviera. He enjoyed writing in high school and knew he wanted to write fiction, but said that he “really didn’t have anything to say.” He went to college, spent 3 years in the Navy, and then joined the FBI where he spent most of his

career in both counterintelligence and counterterrorism. Following retirement from the FBI, foreign travel as a consultant opened his eyes to a new world. Some of the countries he visited were off-limits to tourists, so Art was in a good position to shed light on interesting locals. “After work, in some exotic country, I’d record my impressions in a journal,” he said. Those journals have proved to be solid resources for his current novel and its sequel, “The African Contract.” Both feature the CIA operative, Hayden Stone, combating international terrorists and occasionally romancing beautiful women. Having his first novel published was no easy task. Art attributed his success to attending good writing classes, having good

teachers and finding supportive critique groups. Additionally, Art entered as many short story contests as he could; twice winning awards, including the Coyote, for his fiction at the former Cave Creek Film and Art Festival. Art said that the major hurdle in his writing career was finding an agent. “For most authors, finding a well-connected, encouraging agent is the key to getting published today,” he said. He kept an Excel spreadsheet listing the agents he sent query letters to. “I sent 40 to 50 letters out to agents before Liz Kracht of Kimberly Cameron Associates agreed to pick me up,” he said. “She is the reason I’m in print.” Art’s agent contacted a number

of publishers until she negotiated a contract with Diversion Books in New York City. The novel was released in March 2013, but the Scottsdale author said that his work was by no means done. “The effor t doesn’t stop there,” said Art, explaining how publishers expect their authors today to market their books. The year has been taken up with speaking engagements, writing conferences and book signings. “I can’t wait to get back to writing.” Art and his wife, Donna, lived on McCormick Ranch in the ‘80s, moved to Washington, D.C., then returned to the ranch 10 years ago. Donna, an artist, does the illustrations for the novels. The sequel to Art’s novel, “The African Contract,” is scheduled to be released this spring.


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their motivations unfold, the lack of narrative keeps viewers in a captivating, backseat perspective through the couple’s three film lifespan. 4. Her (Director: Spike Jonze) An awkward, though touching, story of a man who falls in love with a computer named Samantha. Though the catch in this technology themed film is the representation of love and how it affects the lead character through every facet of his life. While the film offers commentary on the technologically shaped future and the implications on human behavior, the underlying motivation exists in

the complexities of love and life. 5. The Act of Killing (Director: Joshua Oppenheimer) An oddly compelling documentary about the genocide in South East Asia in the 1960s, “The Act of Killing” allows an unconventional approach to displaying the horrific actions of the past. By placing a camera in the blood stained hands of the executioners and allowing them to recreate their evils in the vein of a Hollywood production, the insight is both startling

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Frozen moments in time, mystical memories and dancing, shimmering forms are all aspects of artist Susan Canasi’s work. Creating across time and space, Susan has managed to master painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media for an exciting and soul-searching portfolio. Susan was destined for a long and adventurous life in the arts. She began her life in Detroit, Mich., where she grew up and eventually attended Wayne State University, completing a bachelor’s degree there. Shortly after graduation, Susan relocated to the des-

ert Southwest, which would prove to be a pivotal point personally, as well as creatively. While completing her masters of fine arts studies at Arizona State University, Susan was mesmerized by the “never ending blue skies, shimmering light, endless vistas and the unique assortment of desert foliage,” she said. Her imagination was set free through this visual inspiration. Susan’s distinctive style, using a palette of color, shape, line and texture, became her signature. She works out of her home studio, as well as the Welding Lab and Studio at Mesa Community College. Her

work spans decades representing the birth and life of the creative process as it follows the ebb and flow of the desert moods. The last 10 years, Susan has focused on her metal sculptures. She uses one of Arizona’s well-known “C’s” copper, along with brass, aluminum and steel. The sculpture process begins with sheets of metal. Using a plasma cutter, Susan forms a molten line through the metal as the image is drawn. Various grinding tools create textures that define each of Susan’s pieces with a pattern complementary to the highly reflective surface. Color is then added to the polished surfaces through the use of an oxyacetylene gas welding torch. The torch becomes the artist’s “paintbrush” in the production of rainbow warm hues that form as the metal is heated. The dance of brilliant ref lective light and glowing metal surfaces expands and contrasts with the shifting light of the environment in which they live. Each piece promises to thrill the unexpected observer. Currently, Susan is represented by the Silver Linings Gallery in both Carefree and

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movie from page 12 and unpredicted. 6. Inside Llewyn Davis (Director: Joel and Ethan Coen) This was a film about folk music, the need for success and the regret that comes with ambition. The Coen brothers continue to fascinate with this compelling and comedic story that is only accommodated by the amusingly complex character of Llewyn Davis.

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America should get serious about hospital superbugs Ronald Hale went to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Canada last month with a lung problem, but instead of being helped, he was killed by the superbug carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae. The germ, which had been brought into the hospital by a female patient initially treated outside Canada, put him into septic shock a nd caused organ McCAUGHEY failure. He died hours later. And as health officials vowed to stop CRE from gaining a foothold, Hale’s death made headlines. Canadians can look south to the United States to see the consequences of inac tion. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CRE was first uncovered in North Carolina in 1999. By 2008, it had spread to 24 states and was “routinely” seen in certain New York and New Jersey hospitals. But hospitals kept quiet. Now it’s in at least 43 states. CRE infections could make going to hospitals in affected areas too perilous. National Institutes of Health researchers report that up to half of patients who get CRE infections die from them. Cleveland Clinic researchers say the death rate is 72 percent for

patients with CRE bloodstream infections. Few, if any, antibiotics work against this germ. Two months ago at a press conference, CDC Director Thomas Frieden dubbed CRE the “nightmare bacteria,” warning that “without urgent action now,” superbugs like CRE will prevent patients from getting joint replacements, cancer therapy and other treatments. The risk of incurable infections will make these treatments too dangerous. Yet, where’s the urgent action? The CDC doesn’t even have accurate data on how many CRE infections are occurring and where, because according to the director of the CDC’s Office of Antimicrobial Resistance, Steven Solomon, the government agency has never reached out to state officials to make CRE a reportable disease. Only 12 states require hospitals to report cases. Astoundingly, New York State did not require reports until July 2013, despite CRE menacing some of its hospitals for a decade. The CDC urges doctors to curb overuse of antibiotics — but that’s a long-term strategy. It’s like responding to Hurricane Sandy with talk about climate change but no plans for bulkheads and flood controls. The CDC’s new 114 page report “Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013” makes only a single mention the need for more thorough cleaning in hospitals.

CRE travels from patient to patient through unclean hands, inadequately cleaned ventilators and other equipment, and even nurse uniforms and curtains. It can attack one patient and then, weeks later, attack another who had no contact with the prior victim. This is what happened at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Maryland in 2011. A 43-year-old woman known to have CRE was admitted from a New York City hospital. The NIH treated her, using CDC infection-control precautions, but 3 weeks later, a male cancer patient who had had no contact with her came down with CRE. Week after week, more and more patients contracted the infection introduced by the New York woman. Six of those patients ultimately died, one of whom was a 16-year-old boy. To stop the outbreak, NIH investigators double-cleaned r o o m s w i t h ble a c h a n d misted hydrogen peroxide in measures far beyond what the CDC recommends. When CRE invaded Israel’s hospitals in 2006, public health authorities launched a militarystyle campaign requiring reports from all hospitals, which were ordered to test patients and undergo rigorous cleaning efforts. This reduced CRE by 70 percent in 1 year. Israeli researchers just

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Lessons from the ‘Duck Dynasty’ controversy A&E’s indefinite suspension of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson over his comments regarding homosexuality, and the subsequent backlash, is an important cultural moment in American life. For the first time in decades, traditionally religious A mer icans have come out of the closet en masse to speak out against antireligious bigotry from SHAPIRO proponents of gay rights. This, in turn, has made many on both the right and left uncomfortable: uncomfortable with a loud and proud segment of religious believers standing up for the expression of Biblical views, and uncomfortable with the notion of such religious believers being allotted a seat at the political and cultural table. In all likelihood, Robertson will eventually be reinstated by A&E. In the meantime, we can learn some valuable lessons from this culture clash. Hollywood hates conservatives, kowtows to GLAAD It’s been an open secret in Hollywood for years that the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation routinely prescreens many television shows and movies, vetting them for antihomosexual biases. This began in the 1980s, when NBC actually invited the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force to provide input on programming. CBS has changed the writing of its shows to add gay characters after receiving a flunking grade from GLAAD; GLAAD forced the Vince Vaughn f lick “The Dilemma” to cut a joke about an electric car being “gay.” The story is different with conservatives. Anti-religious bigotr y r uns rampant on television, which is why A&E tried to cut “Jesus” from the Robertson family prayers. It is no surprise to find that GLAAD called A&E before A&E dropped Robertson. Conservatives liked on TV Conservatives are routinely pilloried on television. A&E likely greenlit “Duck Dynasty” in the first place because executives believed Americans would laugh at the redneck antics of the selfdescribed “white trash” family. This is the same reason CBS

originally greenlit “All in the Family” — it believed Norman Lear’s Archie Bunker would be universally derided. Robertson is no Bunker, but they do have this in common: The American people resonated to them. And liberals in Hollywood can’t stand when Americans resonate to conservatives on television. Religion unnerves many conservatives A sho c k i n g nu mb e r of conservatives simply want the “Duck Dynasty” controversy to go away. Many of them think talk of the Bible is uncouth, and that conservatives should ignore cultural battles, instead focusing on economics. The t r ut h, however, is that the conservative movement is animated in large part by Bible believers — and by ignoring that constituency and great good it represents, coastal conservatives do the entire movement a disservice. Media misunderstand sin The attempt by the media to portray Robertson as homophobic is a deliberate misreading of religious Americans. The media set up a dichotomy in which you are either pro-homosexuality or someone who wants to brutalize homosexuals. This is not the view of the Bible, which makes clear that sin is common and ought to be condemned, but that human beings have the capacity for repentance. The left masks its distaste for the Bible’s condemnation of homosexuality in a straw man argument that Bible believers are violent bigots. They are not. Citing the Bible doesn’t make you a bigot against human beings — it makes you a bigot against sin, which is a good thing. The market works Presumably, A&E thought that it would avoid market trouble by suspending Robertson. But it looks as though A&E will pay a heavy market price for its decision-making. Cracker Barrel originally pulled “Duck Dynasty” merchandise starring Robertson; the market forced Cracker Barrel to reverse itself. It has been decades since conservatives used their market power in the way leftists routinely do. With both Chick-fil-A and “Duck Dynasty,” they are learning that the market is the best way to act out their beliefs. In the end, the “Duck Dynasty”

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movie from page 15 Cretton) Looking into the lives of children harmed by mistreatment with unwavering attention, this film has the unique quality of being uplifting even when it’s upsetting. “Short Term 12” develops into an emotional film that dodges the over sensationalized aspects of similar dramas for a focused and genuine outlook. 11. Nebraska (Director: Alexander Payne) A thoroughly pleasing “trip-down-

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memory-lane” film driven by wonderfully crafted characters. Additionally, the interesting story that Payne paints in the background about a small town similar to those in the Midwest depicts the struggle that still exists there. 12. Blue Jasmine (Director: Woody Allen) Woody Allen has been making great films longer than most featured on this list. With “Blue Jasmine,” Allen creates a character that is not only deeply sincere, but also damaged and lost. Jasmine’s demise is darkly comedic with turns that are purely dramatic. The journey may be dif-

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Auditions for youth, ages 12-19, interested in joining the North Valley Symphony Orchestra Youth Orchestra mid-year will be held on Mondays, beginning Jan. 6, at the North Canyon High School band room. There is no audition for the Symphonettes orchestra. To schedule an audition, young string players should contact NVSO music director Kevin Kozacek at conductor@ northvalleysymphony.org. NVSO also recently announced that its youth program will once again benefit from the generosity of local luthier Jody Summerford, who is donating a handcrafted violin to a talented member of the North Valley Symphony Orchestra youth orchestras. Summerford is providing one of his violins, valued at well over $2,000, to a deserving student that is planning on continuing a career in music. The application and audition to win the new violin is open to current students participating in the NVSO Youth Orchestra or Symphonettes. Each applicant will compose an essay outlining their plans for continuing in the field of music, as well as perform an audition playing Bach’s “Violin Concerto in A Minor.” Auditions for the violin contest will be on April 12. The winner of the violin will be featured in NVSO’s May 17 concert playing the same concerto with the adult orchestra, said music director Kevin Kozacek. “The violin donated by Mr.

Summerford is an amazing opportunity for one of our hardworking students to receive a hand-made violin,” Kozacek said. “It is also especially gratifying for our organization that Mr. Summerford recognizes the work that our volunteer artistic staff is doing to nurture and develop these young musicians.” Last year’s violin winner was Anthem’s Gabrielle Lorenc. Lorenc is currently the concert master for the North Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra and also plays her new instrument in the first violin section in the NVSO Adult Orchestra. She has been playing violin for 10 years and plans a long career of violin performance. The youth directors are Kev i n Kozacek, Bob a nd Murilou Chilman, and Sujoy Spencer. Rehearsals are Monday afternoons, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., and the membership dues are $50 per semester. Fo r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n about joi n i ng a ny of t he orchestras, email conductor@ northvalleysymphony.org, or visit the website and fill out an online form. NVSO includes musicians from around the valley, including North Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Tramonto, Anthem, New River, Desert Hills, Carefree, Cave Creek, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Sun City, Surprise and Peoria. NVSO’s mission is to build community through music and offers its audience members tickets for $5.

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