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Bus driver Community presence strong at Anthem event dies amidst Dove Valley wall crash Eric Quade Editor

A bus driver for the Deer Valley Unified School District died Jan. 22 amidst an incident where his bus went through a wall. School officials and police reported that the driver, Lee Plante, might have suffered a medical emergency moments prior to the accident. Ashley Morris, a communications specialist with DVUSD, said that Plante had driven school bus his entire tenure with the district’s transportation department, which was more than a decade. “Our heartfelt support goes out to the family during this tragic time,” according to a DVUSD-issued statement. “We are deeply saddened by this loss and blessed that there were no serious injuries to any of our students, transportation staff or community members.” At 6:47 a.m. Jan. 22, Plante’s school bus No. 201 crashed into a wall off of Dove Valley Road near I-17. In addition to the driver, one student and one aide were also onboard the bus, but they were not injured. The school district reported that it would provide counseling for students and employees in need following last week’s accident.

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A look to the past, future — As part of Saturday’s grand opening festivities at the Anthem Civic Building, a time capsule was buried. Pictured above, a memento in honor of late Anthem resident Katie Wagner was tossed in before the capsule was covered in dirt.

Turnout at Saturday’s grand opening and civic building dedication in Anthem was easily in the hundreds, and the community not only got an up-close look at its new “living room,” but also prepared to mark Anthem’s 15th anniversary of existence. The president of Anthem Community Council’s board of directors, Holly Matson, said that Saturday’s grand opening was the fruit of many years of labor with research and discussions on the issue of a new building dating back to 2008. The actual purchase of what would become the Anthem Civic Building took place in June 2012 and, now that the project has come to fruition, Matson said she was excited. “As I walked through the building last night, I personally had goose bumps, and I could feel the energy of graduation parties to come and of fundraisers and piano music and bingo and painting classes and chess games,” she said. “I could feel the energy that goes into making memories for residents, and I

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Cave Creek raptor center set to expand ops Tara Alatorre

Wild at Heart, a raptor rescue, relocation and rehabilitation organization based out of Cave Creek, announced during Cave Creek’s Jan. 21 town council meeting that it will be spreading its wings. The organization gained unanimous support from the town council, which passed a resolution supporting Wild at Heart’s fundraising efforts for a larger facility within the town. The resolution also encourages citizens to support the organization’s endeavors. Bob Fox, a founder of Wild at Heart, said the resolution is open ended, unlike his last failed resolution, which slated Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area for its new raptor center. “We are just looking for town support,” said Fox after the meeting. “There is a lot of groundwork to be done.” Wild at Heart was founded in 1991 by husband and wife Bob and Sam Fox, who turned their residence into a licensed rehabilitation center. The Fox

family started with one injured owl and now cares for about 400 owls, hawks and falcons, with more than 600 birds being cared for in the facility. Wild at Heart continues to grow with a thriving western burrowing owl project that relocates the owls across the state of Arizona, as construction continues to encroach on the small owls’ habitat. The organization also manages endangered species programs for native birds, like the cactus pygmy owl and barn owls, and heads a fostering program to rehabilitate and release raptors of all species. Now Bob and Sam Fox are looking for a bigger facility, not only to house more birds and grow the raptor center’s breeding program, but also to develop their facility’s educational purposes. They hope the center will show people how to live in a Sonoran desert sustainably, while also providing educational programs bringing awareness about the

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building from page 1 could feel the laughter that will be shared in this building.” In addition to offering a space for those kinds of activities, part of the new civic building also serves as a base for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The MCSO will use the space in Anthem to work with other law enforcement agencies such as DPS, Phoenix Police Department and the local posse. Two MCSO detectives have already moved into the Anthem substation. Although the station’s lobby won’t necessarily be manned 24 hours per day, officials encouraged the public to either use the outside doorbell if they come to the station seeking help or to call first and a deputy would come to them. And what will become of the Anthem

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Community Center? Jenna Kollings, Anthem’s community executive officer, said that there will still be lots going on there even now that many official activities have relocated to the civic building. “It will still be fitness and everything,” she said. Previously, many of the community center’s rooms had been modified “to accommodate meetings, and now they are going to go back to their original purpose.” Plans are already in place to turn the game room—immediately on one’s left upon entering the community center— back into a “teen space,” Kollings said. It will have a pool table, couches, and ping pong in the lobby. By conducting meetings at the civic building and focusing on fitness activities at the community center, “the quiet and the loud” can each take place in different facilities, Kollings said.

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It’s official — Doing the honors of formally introducing the Anthem Civic Building to the public with a ceremonial ribbon cutting was Holly Matson, president of the ACC’s board of directors. Matson was surrounded by fellow directors and other Anthem officials.

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This just in: The great Velveeta shortage of 2014?

Dear readers, we may have big problems. A Velveeta cheese shortage! The “Cheesepocalypse” is coming, and just when we were all ready to do some serious Super Bowl dipping. No creamy, cheesy bowls of liquid gold BLUHM to scoop our chips into while watching the big game. Horror of horrors … stock up now because when the news gets out, the stampede to the Velveeta aisles in grocery stores will be heard around town as the “cheese riot.” Oh yeah, it could get ugly. A Kraft Foods representative was quoted as saying, “We are not sure why it happened, but we will definitely not have enough Velveeta by the end of January.” Once the report went viral, rumor has it that college students in dorms were the first to buy the “golden bars” by the dozens. Easy

to microwave, tasty to eat with macaroni, Velveeta has become a college food staple for many years. Then the Super Bowl party planners went and started buying cases of Velveeta, and there you have it—not enough for the rest of us to enjoy! I have to admit, I was in a Wal-Mart and stumbled across a display of chips, dips and a few boxes of Velveeta. Not sure what came over me, I picked up a 2-pounder and carefully hid it in my cart as I stealthily walked to the check-out. Safely home, I was holding the box of cheese (or whatever it is), wondering what to do with it when my husband, Doug, asked what I had in my hand. When I explained that there was a Velveeta shortage and I bought a box, he looked at me in disbelief. “You fell for the old shortage story again,” he said, laughing. Hey, what’s so funny? OK, I do recall about a year ago there was going to be a bacon shortage. It was a worldwide panic there for a few weeks, and I did

go out and buy 10 pounds, since bacon comes in skinny packages that freeze well. And I know when Twinkies were going to be “gone for good” I bought a few boxes, only to show my grandchildren what they were as a historical lesson. And I confess I know nothing much about Velveeta and have never bought a box in more than 20 years, but a “shortage” was a rather compelling reason to pick one up.

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So my husband is unafraid of “shortages,” but I pointed out to him the great gas shortage of 1978. That’s when we lived in California and could buy gasoline for our cars only on even or odd days (depending on our license plate numbers). People would be lined up at the pumps for hours, fist fights broke out and employers had to let workers off early to “gas up.” Shortages are not pretty! Good, kind people will do all manner of despicable acts in order to not be “left out” when there is a situation that requires rationing. Just last year alone, more people were picked up for stealing bacon (one lady routinely hid it in her pants at the local grocery store) than the previous 10 years combined. And in a college town in Ohio, two girls got into a violent shoving match over the last box of Velveeta that each was trying to buy. Yikes! Things can turn nasty when we are “running low.” The genius creator of Velveeta was a man named Emil Frey, a Swiss cheese-maker who moved

to New York from Switzerland in the 1880s. Working at a cheese factory, Frey was given the job of finding out what to do with all the leftover bits that came from broken wheels of Swiss cheese. Frey discovered that by adding whey (a by-product of cheese-making which is the liquid released from curds} to the leftover Swiss, he could create “something special.” He “shared” his secret with a man named Caleb Hommel, who then seems to get most of the credit for this “breakthrough in cheese history.” Calling it Velveeta, the “liquid gold” was introduced to America in 1923 and we have never looked back. No need to refrigerate! Melts like a dream! Nutritious (not so sure) and oh, so delicious, a new American “standard” in snacking and sandwich making was born. Today, Americans spend $500 million a year on those golden bars. I told a friend of mine that I

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Circle Mountain Ranch to bring more homes near Anthem Eric Quade Editor

Plans are moving forward that would bring new neighbors to the Anthem community. Circle Mountain Ranch, a 202lot development of single family homes slated for groundbreaking in the fall of this year, has been on the Anthem Community Council’s radar for several months, and representatives from the developer gave a presentation at the Jan. 22 ACC meeting about what Anthem residents can expect to see from the home building project. Todd Skoro, land acquisition manager for Lennar Homes, the company developing Circle Mountain Ranch, said that the construction site will be west of I-17, along 43rd Avenue just north of Circle Mountain Road. “Our zoning case was approved in December by (Phoenix) city council,” Skoro said. “Right now, because the zoning case has been approved, we’ve actually started the civil engineering process … so we’re analyzing water, sewer, drainage, pavement, concrete, things like that.” Since the property lies within the city limits and not within Anthem’s boundaries, all project approvals, building/plumbing codes and more will fall under Phoenix’s jurisdiction. Skoro estimated that paperwork for the Circle Mountain Ranch project would be wrapped up by this fall, with actual construction beginning soon after. In the fall of 2015, the company

plans to start selling these homes based on virtual models, and construction should then reach completion by the end of 2017. Circle Mountain Ranch had caught the attention of ACC leadership early in the planning process. At their September meeting, ACC members had agreed to send a letter to Phoenix officials, questioning not only how an influx of new residents to the area might impact Anthem, but also whether Phoenix would be willing to send money Anthem’s way to help pay for amenities—such as a new park—that Lennar project residents might end up using. At last the Jan. 22 meeting, Jen na Kol lings, A nt hem’s community executive officer, s a id t h at t he le t te r wa s intended to air concerns about development “from a more regional perspective,” and Lennar representatives in attendance were not expected to focus their comments on those issues. They did, however, answer questions from board members. Ray Norris, vice president of the ACC’s board of directors, asked if Lennar Homes had plans to improve Circle Mountain Road as part of its project. Skoro said there was a requirement to improve the north half of Circle Mountain Road, and Lennar Homes plans to seek ADOT’s permission to have that road connect to the frontage road on the west side of I-17. Some Anthem residents also

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bought a box of Velveeta, and she acted as though I had committed a crime. Of course, she is a health nut and says Velveeta is not cheese but some emulsifying salts and orange chemicals. And I have a daughter who thinks that anything “processed” is made by the devil and will lead to an instant heart attack or worse. Oh, and I have a colleague who “juices” every morning with kale (gross) and other vegetables and thinks Velveeta should be “banned from all grocery shelves.” Well, I say we could use a little Velveeta. What’s wrong with something that tastes so yummy (I did sample my new found treat), can last so long, melts so smoothly and dips so perfectly? Dear readers, rush out now before it is too late to get your box of gold. Do not tell your foodie friends (or doctor). Forget about an elegant cheeseboard with aged cheddar, Stilton and fruit surrounded by expensive little crackers. Throw out the celery and kale for the javelinas! Get out a cheap microwave safe bowl, a bag of chips and dip away. Laugh at those who criticize, while you, my friend, take snacking to a new level. This Super Bowl Sunday, do something really cheesy. But hurry because time is running out like the play clock of a football game. Velveeta? Score! Chips? Touchdown! Judy Bluhm is a writer and realtor who lives in the Anthem area. Have a story or a comment? Email Judy at judy@judybluhm.com.

FRIDAY Citizen scientists Ever wanted to participate in scientific “field work”—collecting data, taking samples, photographing specimens—but weren’t sure how? All ages are welcome to attend a Jan. 31 program at the Cave Creek Regional Park Nature Center at 5 p.m. to learn the basics, followed by an outdoor excursion to apply those lessons. Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook, writing utensil and a camera. WEDNESDAY Social Security talk Preparing to sign up for Social Security? Stop by North Valley Regional Library in Anthem Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. to listen to an AARP representative give a presentation on the topic in the library’s meeting room. LATER NEXT MONTH Rabies vaccinations A rabies vaccination clinic will be held Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Sanders Ranch Supply in Black Canyon City. The vaccination fee is $15. More information can be obtained by calling 623374-5570. Sanders Ranch Supply is located at 20305 E. Squaw Valley Rd. Landscaping seminar On Feb. 8 at 9:30 a.m., Carefree’s town council chambers will play host to a seminar on landscaping. Presenting the program will be Tom Gatz, a retired wildlife biologist, horticultural aide in the education department at the Desert Botanical Garden and certified desert landscaper. Gatz will bring his

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20 years of experience to bear on the topic of landscaping smaller areas, emphasizing yearround color. Friends of the Poor 5K run/walk The inaugural St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor 5K run/ walk will be held starting at 9 a.m. Feb. 8 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Anthem. The event aims to raise money to build a food pantry to serve the area. Race day registration costs $35 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under; a $5 discount is available for those who sign up prior to 6 p.m. Feb. 7. The entry fee includes not only race participation, but also a cotton shirt, goody bag, free pancake breakfast and raffle entry. Online registration is available at 4peaksracing.com. Shamanic workshop A shamanic workshop will be held at The Boulders Resort’s Waldorf Astoria Spa Feb. 8 starting at 8 a.m. The 90-minute workshop will cover topics spanning the mineral, plant, human and spirit world and how they relate to physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and life force aspects of everyday life. Guests can then partake in a ceremonial nature walk. Cost is $30 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Parkinson’s support The public is invited to attend a Feb. 11 meeting of the Parkinson’s Support Group starting at 2 p.m. at 3340 W. Sousa Dr. in Anthem. Those who plan on attending are asked to call Alice at 623-5519726 to confirm. Yoga for preschoolers Visit North Valley Regional Library Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. for a yoga story time program for preschoolers ages 3-5. Children can stretch their imaginations with stories, music and finger plays and then stretch their bodies with kid-friendly yoga activities. Wear

comfortable clothing suitable for exercise. Yoga student teacher Amanda Sinha will lead the class, along with a librarian. Registration is not needed, but space is limited. Contact the library at 602-652-3000 or visit mcldaz.org online. WEEKLY Scottsdale North Rotary Local residents, visitors and “snowbirds” are invited to the Scottsdale North Rotary Club’s weekly dinner meetings, held Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. at the Hacienda Mexican Grill, 32527 N. Scottsdale Rd. Rotary is a global humanitarian organization made up of men and women who are business, professional and community leaders. The club’s top priority is the eradication of polio. 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

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Student secures second place in chess championship

Carson Brechner, a sixth grade student at Foothills Academy College Preparatory, played in the Arizona State Chess Championship earlier this month and came away with a second ranking in all of Arizona for his grade level. Carson said that he started playing chess competitively a little more than a year ago and has won a number of tournaments. His list of chess achievements includes second place at the Chess Emporium Eclipse Tournament last September, second place at the AZ Chess Central Queens K nightmare Sectional last October and first place at the AZ Chess Central Pawn Storm Sectional last November. Carson’s father, Steve Brechner, said that he believes his son’s interest in chess has increased the boy’s ability to focus and solve problems. “Learning the game … has allowed him to hone his time management skills,” Steve said. Carson’s interests aren’t limited to board games, though. Last year, he was the only sixth grader on the middle school sevent h/eig ht h g rade f lag football team. Jim W hite, pr incipal at Foothills Academy’s elementary campus, said that he believes Carson’s interest in chess is wonderful, since it has had such

The Cave Creek Town Council approved the Bella Vista Loop plan, which is an effort to resolve access and parking issues to Cave Creek Road, while receiving a financial report for the 2014 fiscal year during a Jan. 21 council meeting. The council unanimously agreed to move forward on executing the Bella Vista Loop easement plan and accepted five parcels of land from Cave Creek property owners, which will give the town access to begin construction. The Bella Vista Loop will construct a 24-foot-wide vehicular road and a 6-foot pathway for pedestrians and bicyclists, costing the town approximately $46,000,

lennar from page 5 questioned whether the frontage road and 43rd Avenue would be enough to handle the extra traffic without extending 43rd Avenue north to New River Road. In response, they were told that Phoenix has long range plans to eventually connect 43rd Avenue with New River Road but, even with the current configuration, projected traffic levels on 43rd Avenue would remain within the city’s standards.

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Good games, good grades — Games have affected Carson Brechner’s grades positively, according to the boy’s family and officials at his school. Pictured above, Carson with his trophy at the recent Chess Unity Open.

a positive impact in his school achievements—including the boy’s current 4.0 GPA standing. “The school is excited for

Carson’s accomplishments in chess and is very proud to have him represent the students at the school,” the principal said.

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which was a part of the 2014 budget. Cave Creek’s director of planning, Ian Cordwell, said that the loop will cross several properties, cutting between Harold’s and the Buffalo Chip and other private properties to connect with Cave Creek Road, which is why the town had to acquire the deeds of gift before beginning construction. “It will alleviate parking concerns,” Cordwell said during last week’s meeting. “In principle, all of the owners agree with what we are doing here tonight.” The town council was also given a financial update by finance director Robert Weddigen, regarding the months of the fiscal year 2014. According to

the report, the town is operating within the budget. “Revenues a re above projected,” Weddigen said. Currently, the town has spent $1.7 million in total expenditures, which is 21 percent of the budget, while earning $3.4 million in total revenues, which is 36 percent of the 2014 budget. By this July, the town is projected to have made $5.7 million in debt service payments, taking the town’s debt down to $52 million, according to Weddigen. T he tow n cou nc i l a l so a n nou nced t hat Pe te r Ja n kowsk i acce pted Cave Creek’s employment offer as the permanent town manager. Jankowski will accept his position this February.

Another question asked at last week’s meeting dealt with potential impact on the rate Anthem residents’ pay for fire protection, since the Daisy Mountain Fire Department would also end up serving Circle Mountain Ranch. Fire Chief Mark Nichols responded, saying that Anthem taxpayers would not be affected. “The tax base, the fire protection will be solely the responsibility of t he c it y of Phoe n i x,” he said. Kollings added that statewide

mutual aid agreements make sure the closest fire units respond to an emergency, regardless of whose fire district an incident occurs in. Answering a question posed by board member John Birdseye, Skoro said that the Lennar Homes project will not tell potential homebuyers that the property is affiliated with Anthem in any way. “No, we are not at all going to advertise that we’re part of Anthem, nor are the Anthem amenities a privilege.”

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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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Plan pitch — Bob Fox of Wild at Heart during a recent town council meeting, letting Cave Creek know about his plans to expand his raptor rehabilitation center.

raptors from page 1 native bird species. “It’s a slow moving process and a huge endeavor,” Fox said. With Bob and Sam Fox taking in more birds than ever, they sought support from the council to build a raptor center and educational center in the Spur Cross Ranch Park in the beginning of January. However, the resolution backfired when the town council and citizens voiced concerns of the added traffic the center would bring to the area. “It scares me,” said Everett Bell, a citizen who spoke out

against Wild at Heart’s proposal during the Jan. 6 meeting. The council, reluctant to support development in the “jewel” of the town, asked Fox to return with a new proposal that did not include a facility in Spur Cross, while still commending Wild at Heart’s work in the community. “I can’t support it in this form, but I support the work you do,” said Vice Mayor Adam Trenk at the Jan.6 meeting. Trenk went on to suggest that Fox come back with a resolution that was not site specific. Now that Fox has gained the support of the town council,

he said Wild at Heart will start focusing more on fundraising and get ti ng suppor t f rom communities. “We will be coming up with a better PR plan,” said Fox after the Jan. 21 town council meeting. “We have always been focusing all our energy on performing the mission and not the fundraising. The focus is always taking care of the animals.” There is currently a silent auction of raptor inspired artwork available through the end of the month with all proceeds going to Wild at Heart. The artwork can be viewed and bids made online at revivalartcollective.com.

Learn about DFLT volunteer opportunities Desert Foothills Land Trust is offering two chances this weekend for North Valley community members to learn about becoming personally involved in conservation programs through volunteer activity. Sonia Perillo, executive director at Desert Foothills Land Trust, said that the organization is hosting one volunteer orientation session in Anthem on Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Anthem Civic Building and another session in Cave Creek Feb. 4 at Desert Broom Library. “Volunteers are crucial to the land trust’s work,” Perillo said. “This is a great opportunity for people to get directly involved in local land conservation.” Prospective guests are asked to

respond to Mary Warren by Jan. 30 for the Anthem session or by Feb. 1 for the Cave Creek session by calling 480-488-6131, ext. 2, or by emailing info@dflt.org. Like most nonprofits, Desert Foothills Land Trust relies on the time and talent of volunteers who support the land conservation work of the organization. Each of this weekend’s sessions will involve Desert Foothills Land Trust representatives sharing information about the organization and opportunities to volunteer, such as assisting with special events, office activities and workdays on preserved lands. Additionally, DFLT is offering four in-depth natural history courses called “Focus on the Foothills” especially for natural

history buffs, as well as one culminating “Steward and Docent Training” class. Perillo said that everyone is invited to attend the natural history courses, and those who wish to continue with volunteer service in the field are invited to attend the final optional training course. The natural history courses will take place every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon March 8-29, with the optional free stewardship training course on April 12. Classes start in the Land Trust office, and participants will visit a different preserve each week. Reservations are required and should be made by March 5 via the dflt. org website. The cost is $35 for all four sessions and includes a water bottle and refreshments.


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Girlfriend of deceased arrested after fatal hit-and-run

The 20-year-old girlfriend of a man killed in an apparent hit-andrun incident in North Phoenix has been arrested for allegedly leaving the scene of a fatal crash. Brittney Nolan, 20, has been booked into the Maricopa County Jail, and authorities have stated that more charges could be filed against her as their investigation progresses. According to the Phoenix Police Department: A black Nissan was traveling south early Saturday morning on North 27th Drive, just south of Carefree Highway. The car struck Jacob G. Rice, 20, who is believed

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to have been walking south in the road’s bike lane. The driver then allegedly left the scene without giving the victim aid or reporting the incident. A jogger found Rice at 8:30 a.m., and authorities believe the discovery took place an hour or more after the collision had taken place. Police tracked down a potential vehicle and driver involved at a nearby apartment complex. The Nissan at the property belonged to Nolan. After speaking with her, officials reported that Nolan admitted to driving the car at the time

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Roadside memorial — At the site of the fatal hit and run incident where Jacob Rice died, a memorial has sprung up.

of the crash and also admitted to drinking alcohol at a desert party the night before. Additionally, the woman said that she and Rice had recently argued and Rice had walked away from the vehicle. Nolan allegedly said that she then lost control of her vehicle when she used her cell phone while out searching for Rice. The car went onto the road’s shoulder and then continued on after striking “some kind of pole,” according to police records of Nolan’s account.

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41810 N.Venture Drive, Ste E-152 Anthem, AZ ARIZONA STATE LAND DEPARTMENT 1616 WEST ADAMS STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 PUBLIC AUCTION SALE NO. 16-116983 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: 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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The lineup — Left to right, musicians Joe Stolpa, Karmann Powell and Joe Brokaw comprise Black Canyon City’s Karmann and Kompany. Eric Quade Editor

Not really digging a lot of today’s digital, auto-t uned music with “loud” as the only volume dynamic? Members of Karmann and Kompany, a band hailing from Black Canyon City, definitely fall into that club. Their music has been described as “bluesgrass,” a mash-up of bluegrass, blues and probably a few more genres. Karmann Powell heads up the band as the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, songwriter and cook. Joe Stolpa is the band’s lead guitarist, wielding either the acoustic or electric variety, in addition to a background vocalist. Joe Brokaw plays a five-string bass guitar and pitches in with the band’s soundboard when Powell’s husband, Stan, isn’t on the job. Roundi ng out t he ba nd is Darrell Stack house, the drummer, who was unavailable for this interview. Karmann and Kompany got its start a few years back when Powell, a singer/songwriter

relatively new to the area, met Brokaw at Calvary Chapel in Black Canyon City. “Joe (Brokaw) started playing with me about 4 years ago, and we were going to play at the Mayer Daze Parade,” Powell said. “They said, ‘What’s the band name?’ And I said, ‘How about Karmann and Kompany?’ Couldn’t think of anything else, and it’s just kind of stuck since then.” Kar man n and Kompany would go on to win “best band” notoriety at a subsequent Mayer Daze Parade. Calvary Chapel was also where Brokaw first met Stolpa, but Powell said that the apparent church background the three shared was a bit nuanced. “In Texas, what happens (in bars at night) is that at a certain point people start getting kind of morose and the bands will start playing a few old gospel songs, and I just kind of thought they were drinking songs,” she said. “So when I became a Christian, gospel songs took on a whole new meaning.” Kar man n and Kompany

includes gospel songs in its sets, but they also cover the genres of country, bluegrass, contemporary and more. Although they are technically a four-piece band, busy work schedules and other demands on their lives sometimes keep the full band from playing together at venues. But that doesn’t stop the band from playing a show, Powell said. “Kind of the cool thing is that we can function as a solo (act) all the way up to a four-piece or more,” she said. Karmann and Kompany has plans for its music to go places. They have a Christmas CD in the works, along with an album of cover songs and original music slated for this year. Bookings for the band have been going well, too. They recently played at a benefit at Joe’s Grotto in Phoenix, and their upcoming shows include Jan. 31 at Crossroads Books and Coffee in Glendale, Feb. 1 at GospelGrass in Goldfield, Ariz., and Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at Desert Broom Library in Cave Creek.

Spring ‘star parties’ start Thursday Phoen i x Ast ronom ica l Societ y and Paradise Valley Community College at Black Mountain have unveiled their spring schedule of “star parties,” which begin with a Jan. 30 sky-viewing session at 7 p.m. PAS provides the high-powered telescopes and other instruments

for these free, family-friendly observation sessions, so RSVPs are important to make sure enough telescopes are on hand. Contact events@pasaz.org to register or call 602-561-5398 for more information on these events. PVCC at Black Mountain is located at 34250 N. 60th St in Scottsdale.

Other star parties planned for t he com i ng mont hs include Feb. 27, March 20 and May 29. The sky viewing sessions run until 10 each night, and the visible celestial bodies will change depending on the date, time and weather conditions of each star party.


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Restaurants recreate familiar desserts

Café Bink in Carefree is one of more than a dozen restaurants across A rizona par tnering with the Girl Scouts in the first-ever “Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge.” As part of the challenge, chefs will use their culinary skills to put their own creative spin on one of six iconic dessert varieties offered by the youth organization, including Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs, Samoas, Savannah Smiles, Trefoils or Thin Mints. Café Bink, located at 36889 N. Tom Darlington Dr. in Carefree, was assigned the task of re-imagining Trefoils in a random drawing. Their answer to that assignment: the “Trefoil Jamboree Ice Cream Push Pop.” Get ting involved in t he challenge was a no-brainer fo r C a fé Bi n k c o - ow ne r Amy Binkley. “I was a Girl Scout when I was young, so when I heard that the Girl Scouts of Arizona were putting together this cookie challenge … I knew I wanted to be involved,” Binkley said. Binkley said that putting a new twist on a classic cookie was a treat. “After choosing the Trefoils, Chef Tandy Peterson and I brainstormed one afternoon at Café Bink and decided on creating the Trefoil Jamboree Ice Cream Push Pop. We thought Jamboree would be a fun addition to the name, since jamborees are a part of scouting.” Each participating restaurant, including the one in Carefree, has ag reed to feat u re its transformed dessert on its menu from Feb. 1 through Feb. 28. Binkley was optimistic on the cookie challenge’s prospects for both her business and the youth organization. “We hope the Girl Scouts and the community come out and support Café Bink during the challenge throughout February and that they enjoy our new take on Trefoils.” A portion of the proceeds from the cookie challenge benefits Camp Sombrero, the local Girl Scouts camp, said Susan de Queljoe, senior associate of marketing and communications.

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“We have a very aggressive goal this year and plan to use the proceeds of every package sold over 3 million to support the transformation of our local camp—Camp Sombrero—into a Leadership Center for Girls and Women,” de Queljoe said. Camp Sombrero is perched at the base of South Mountain Preserve and has served girls over the last 40 years. Plans are in place to revamp the 14.5 acre site into an urban program center with camp appeal. Called “The Leadership Center for Girls and Women,” it

will provide leadership training for girls and women statewide, give some girls their first camping experience close to home and serve the surrounding community groups, partner organizations zand schools. Girl Scout cookies will be on sale through March 9. Unlike past years, the Girl Scouts will not be taking orders but will instead have all cookies on hand for immediate purchase. The switch to a direct sale model aims to increase customer satisfaction and cookie sales, de Queljoe said.

Suggestions, such as a name, a location, an attitude, an emotion, an accent and more, all come from the audience. Tickets are $15 for either show and may be purchased at the door or at StarlightCommunityTheater. com. The improv shows will be held at Starlight’s new theater at 1611 W. Whispering Wind Dr. No. 160 in Phoenix. Starlight Community Theater and Jester’Z Improv Comedy

will also be offering an improv workshop open to all. The classes focus on exploring expression and creativity. The workshop is $25 per person and takes place Feb. 8 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pre-register at StarlightCommunityTheater.com. Auditions to be a cast member in the Feb. 8 improv performances are at 1 p.m. on Feb. 1. All cast members will be required to register for the improv workshop and to purchase a cast member T-shirt for $15.

Community theater improv on stage On Feb. 8, Starlight Community Theater’s Kimberly Woods and Frank Lang of Jester’Z Improv Comedy of Scottsdale will play host to two improv shows resembling television’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” The 5 p.m. show will feature Starlight’s Adult Troupe and a cast of youth actors. The 7 p.m. show will feature more of Starlight’s Adult Troupe. T he aud ie nce plays a n important role in each show.

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Over the years, Joe became weary of the gray, cold and blank winter landscapes of the Midwest. Thoughts of relocating began to take hold. The dream of a warmer climate and more sun in the Southwest became irresistible, and Joe arrived in Cave Creek more than 20 years ago to start a new life. Joe describes himself as a “self-taught” artist. His preferred medium is acrylic paint. As Joe explains, acrylics dry quickly, produce strong, vibrant color and he can achieve a fine, sharp line when adding in silhouette shapes. Inspiration for Joe comes from his daily walks with his “best” dog, French Fry. The two can often be seen on their routine journey through Cave Creek and the surrounding preservation lands.

Joe said that he is deeply connected in the serenity, beauty and grandeur of the local high desert environment, and he finds the area’s sunsets to be particularly stunning. “I am simply captivated by the brilliance of the light and color in each evening sky,” he said. “I just can’t get enough of them.” He then sets his interpretation of these beautiful scenes down on canvas as a gift to his community, providing scenes that “viewers feel they can walk into.” Uniquely, Joe does not work from photographs. He paints what he sees, experiences and remembers. He said that this has enhanced his observation skills over the years, and that he finds he can recall his subjects in amazing detail. Custom framing of each of his


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Springing for two — No. 24 Haley Villegas of the Boulder Creek Jaguars girls basketball team narrowly beat out Valley Vista defender Sierra Gallego down the court, leapt into position and attempted a field goal during the Jan. 22 home game in Anthem.


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Taking the shot — Jaguar junior guard Darian Slaga takes a shot over Valley Vista defenders in Boulder Creek High School’s 55-50 win Jan. 22. In addition to two-pointers, Slaga was also no stranger to sinking threes at last week’s matchup. The girls varsity team from Anthem has another basketball game lined up this Friday at Ironwood.

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Desert Hills third graders among finalists

A group of third graders from Desert Mountain School in Desert Hills have been named among the top 12 finalists in a video contest sponsored by the tissue company Scotties. Winners will be chosen by voters across America who can watch these top videos and vote online until Feb. 14 for their favorite at www.scotties treesrock.com. The video contest, called TR EES ROCK!, features a $10,000 grand prize for the winning school, which can be put towards a sustainable project, such as tree plantings, updated/

recycled playground equipment and energy efficient lighting. Kids who entered the contest were required to create a 3-minute video on the importance of trees to themselves, to their school and to their community. Although the kids at Desert Mountain School had a rocklined nature trail at their facility, they were missing one thing in their effort to develop a thriving Sonoran habitat along the trail for animals and people to enjoy—trees. According to third grade teacher Kristie Gartman, if the school wins the grand prize, the

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.

students will be able to plant the much needed trees around the path. In years to come, Gartman and her students hope that this trail will be a springboard for research projects about the topography and inhabitants of the Sonoran Desert. Students were encouraged to be as creative as possible in their entries, such as creating a poem, a play, a speech, a song or a dance. Judges then narrowed down these entries from around the country to the 12 best in the categories of most compelling relative to theme, clarity of message and creativity.

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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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events from page 6 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 Wednesdays 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

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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, board games 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. 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. General instruction given includes how to cast on, making the knit stitch, purling and binding off at the end of a finished piece. Specific projects are also taught. The group’s leader is an experienced instructor, knitting guild member and established knitwear designer.


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Government, citizens out of sync “ We t he p e o ple” h ave lost control of not only our government, but our destiny as a free nation with rights for all the people. “We” have left the decision making of our laws, medical treatment, justice system and security of our nation far too long in the hands of a select few who have compromised their obligation “to the people.” By catering to special interest groups, almost all of our current leadership (Congress and Senate) appear to have lined their personal coffers, making it to costly for the average American to run for office. Has anyone noticed that our leaders only make a certain “defined” salary per year, but by the end of their term in office, they have become wealthier than when they entered that office? When was the last time we had a statesman in office? Someone we could define as: 1. One versed in the principles or art of government on behalf of the people he/she represents 2. One actively engaged in conducting the business of government for the betterment of the constituents who elected him/her 3. One who is active in every aspect of shaping new laws and policies which are aimed to protect and serve “we the people” 4 . O ne w h o e xe r c i s e s political leadership wisely and without “narrow partisanship

or special interest” “We” have been too long distracted by the def ining and divisions of our political parties (red/blue state, liberal/ conservative/tea party, etc.) instead of focusing on our nation’s future. This distraction has enabled the beginning of the buying and selling of our lands/ properties and the manufacturing needs of our infrastructure (concrete, steel, etc.) to foreign powers —wea ken i ng ou r capabilities and readiness in case of imminent threat. “We” are allowing our nation to become defined as the “have and have-nots,” polarizing a nation that took pride and def i ned it sel f w it h equ a l representation and “liberty and justice for all.” “We” have become complacent in our interactions with our government, allowing our leaders to shut down the government and putting at risk our nation’s assets and security simply because they want to when they don’t get their way. “We” exercise short term memor y when it comes to scandalous activity of our leaders and allow them to remain in office and even re-elect them when they should be removed from office. Wake up, America, before it is too late. W.J. Christie Anthem

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Doug Huls said that last year’s show was the largest ever on record with the American Quarter Association Registry, and Huls invited the public to come check out each day’s afternoon special event, such as cowboy mounted shooting on Saturday. Parking and show admission

Be neighborly, try to talk it out

I have just witnessed a situation that unfortunately seems to be the emerging “norm” today—the ideas of “common sense” and “common courtesy” seem to be fading into the distant past. I will not identify the specific situation or the individuals i nvolved, as it is not my intent to criticize or embarrass anyone. More t ha n a yea r a go, a group of neighbors became very upset because another ne i g h b or (t he “of fe nd i n g party”) was causing frequent disturbances in the neighborhood. There is no question that the group had a legitimate concern, and t hey decided to ta ke some action. The group decided to write a letter addressed to “Dear Neighbor,” hoping that the problem would be resolved. When the disturbances continued, the group contacted the sheriff who was unsuccessful in contacting the offending party. Finally, the group complained to the HOA who eventually arranged a very tense meeting between the group and the offending party. It now appears that cor rective action will be taken. Unfortunately, it took more than 15 months just to get to the point where the group actually talked to the offending

are free, and the earliest arenas start at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at approximately 7 p.m. More than 100 vendors will also bring opportunities for Western shopping to the show. Learn more and view specific schedules online at SunCircuit. com.

Arizona Musicfest scholarship open to college-bound musicians Jim Morrissey, the scholarship c o o r d i n a t o r fo r A r i z o n a Musicfest, recently announced that his organization has opened up its applications process for high school seniors seeking financial aid for musical performance college classes. The application period runs from now until April 7, and Morrissey said the program targets high school seniors who will graduate during spring or summer of 2014 and enroll in a college-level music performance program before Dec. 31. “We hope to discover a student who excels at his or

her instrument, is a seasoned performer, and is determined to pursue a college-level education with the goal of establishing a full or part-time career in classical music performance,” Morrissey said. “This will be the fourth year in a row that Arizona Musicfest will award a collegelevel scholarship.” In addition to the student’s performance abilities, also taken into account will be high school academic records, personal enthusiasm and third-party recommendations. “All things being equal,” added Morrissey, “any past involve-

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The 41st annual Arizona Sun Circuit will continue at West World Thursday and run through Sunday. The show includes a wide variety of events such as barrel racing, roping, Western horsemanship, jumping, reining and many more. Arizona Sun Circuit Director

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ment by the applicant in any of the many Arizona Musicfest youth performance programs will be considered.” The scholarship award will be $2,500 and will be paid directly by Arizona Musicfest to the recipient’s school. The winning applicant will also be considered for additional awards for the remaining 3 years of college. Applications can be downloaded now at azmusicfest.org. The winner will be announced on May 1. Questions may be directed to Morrissey at scholarship@azmusicfest.org.

party. Certainly, those were 15 very frustrating months for the group of neighbors because the disturbances continued. While it may be a daunting task for many of us, try having a civil person-to-person discussion first. At the very least, get to know the offending party’s name, tr y to work out the problem s toge t he r, but i f problems persist, then get third parties involved. In this case, that approach could have meant 15 fewer months of ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF A TAX-EXEMPT CORPORATION Pursuant to A.R.S. §10-3202 (Arizona Non-Profit Corporation)

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organized is:To give primacy to the huiman and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships. To promote the adoption and application of higher social, business, and professional standards.To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.To provide through this club, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities. To cooperate in creating and maintaining that around public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of rightousness, justice, partiotism, and good will. Published in The Foothils Focus Jan.29, Feb.5 and 12,.2014

disturbances and frustration for that group of neighbors—and maybe even a more congenial relationship among all the parties involved. Roger Willis Anthem


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Congress’ cash kings vs. the people The rich truly are different from you and me—they tend to hold seats in Congress. Our nation purports to be a representative democracy, yet you don’t find many plumbers, m i neworkers, dirt farmers, WalMart associates, roofers, beauty parlor operators, Hightower taxi drivers or other “get-thejob-done” Americans among the 535 members of the U.S. House and Senate. What you do find is an oversupply of lawmakers drawn from a very thin stratum of America’s population: millionaires. In fact, the Center for Responsive Politics reports that last year—for the first time in history—more than half of our senators and House members are in the “Millionaires Club.” Indeed, the average net worth (the value of what they own minus what they owe) for all lawmakers now totals more than $7 million. In short, the world in which our “representatives” live is light years from where the majority of people live, and the divide between the governors and the governees is especially stark for the 40 percent of people whose net worth is zero (or, technically, less than zero, since their income and other assets are far exceeded by their debts).

This widening chasm is not just a matter of wealth but, most significantly, a literal separation of the privileged few from the experiences, needs and aspirations of the many who’re struggling to make ends meet and worried that opportunities for their children to get ahead are no longer available to them. The harsh reality is that most Americans are no longer represented in Washington. Chances are that their own members of Congress don’t know any struggling and worried people, share nothing in common with them and can’t relate to their real-life needs. Thus, Congress is content to play ideological games with such basics as health care, minimum wage, joblessness, food stamps and Social Security. The wealth divide has created a looming social and political crisis for America. Mark Twain once said, “I’m opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.” One danger that such wealth brings is that many who have it become blinded to those who don’t. So, the news that most of our congressional critters are now in the millionaire class speaks volumes about why this institution of American democracy is so undemocratic. It has been striving ceaselessly to provide more government giveaways to Wall Street bankers, corporate chieftains and other super-wealthy elites, while

striving just as mightily to enact government takeaways to harm middle-class and poor families. Take, for example, Rep. Darrell Issa, with a net worth of $464 million last year. A far-right-wing California Republican, he has used his chairmanship of the powerful oversight committee to pound Obamacare’s effort to provide health coverage for Americans who have been shut out of the system, even as he tried to unravel the new restraints to keep Wall Street bankers from wrecking our economy again. Issa and his ilk are proof that a lawmaker’s net worth is strictly a financial measure, not any indication at all of one’s actual value or “worthiness.” I hasten to note that many millionaires in American have been able to rise above their financial handicap, serving the public interest rather than self or special interests. For example, when Rep. Chellie Pingree was elected to Congress in 2009, she was an organic farmer and innkeeper in rural Maine. Definitely not a millionaire, she was a stalwart fighter for such progressive policies as getting corporate money out of politics, enacting Medicare for all and reigning in Wall Street greed. But in 2011, Pingree married—of all people—a Wall Street financier and was suddenly vaulted into the ranks of

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Chill out on climate change The Hill, the newspaper that covers Congress, says this year there will be a major policy battle over “climate change.” Why? We already waste billions on pointless gestures that make people think we’re add ressi ng global warning, but the earth doesn’t notice or care. W h a t Stossel e x a c t ly i s “global warming” anyway? That’s really four questions: 1. Is the globe warming? Probably. Global temperatures have risen. Climate changes. Always has. Always will. 2. Is the warming caused by man? Maybe. There’s decent evidence that at least some of it is. 3. But is global warming a crisis? Far from it. It’s possible that it will become a crisis. Some computer models suggest big problems, but the models aren’t very accurate. Some turned out to be utterly wrong. Clueless scaremongers like Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Cal., seize on weather disasters to blame man’s carbon output. After Oklahoma’s tragic tornadoes last year, Boxer stood on the floor of the Senate and shrieked, “Carbon could cost us the planet!” But there were actually fewer tornadoes last summer. 4. If the globe is warming, can America do anything about it? No. What we do now is pointless. I feel righteous riding my bike to work. That’s just shallow. Even if all Americans replaced cars with bicycles, switched to fluorescent light bulbs, got solar water heaters, etc., it would have no discernible effect on the climate. China builds a new coal-fueled power plant almost every week; each one obliterates any carbon reduction from all our windmills and solar panels. Weirdly, the only thing that’s reduced America’s carbon output has been our increased use of natural gas (it releases less greenhouse gas than oil and coal). But many environmentalists fight the fracking that produces it. Someday, we’ll probably invent technology that could reduce man’s greenhouse gas creation, but we’re nowhere close to it now.

Rather than punish poor people with higher taxes on carbon and award ludicrous subsidies to Al Gore’s “green” investments, we should wait for the science to advance. If serious warming happens, we can adjust, as we’ve adjusted to big changes throughout history. It will be easier to adjust if America is not broke after wasting our resources on trendy gimmicks like windmills. Environmental activists say that if we don’t love their regulations, we “don’t care about the earth.” Bunk. We can love nature and still hate the tyranny of bureaucrats’ rules. We do need some rules. It’s good that government built sewage treatment plants. Today, the rivers around Manhattan are so clean that I swim in them. It’s good that we forced industry to stop polluting the air. Scrubbers in smokestacks and catalytic converters on cars made our lives better. The air gets cleaner every time someone replaces an old car with a new one. But those were measures against real pollution—soot, particulates, sulfur, etc. What global warming hysterics want to fight is merely carbon dioxide. That’s what plants breathe. CO2 may prove to be a problem, but we don’t know that now. The world has real problems, though: malaria, malnutrition, desperate poverty. Our own country, while relatively rich, is deep in debt. Obsessing about greenhouse gases makes it harder to address these more serious problems. Environmentalists assume that as people get richer and use more energy, they pollute more. The opposite is true. As nations industrialize, they pay more attention to pollution. Around the world, it’s the most prosperous nations that now have the cleanest air and water. Industrialization allows people to use fewer resources. Instead of burning trees for power, we make electricity from natural gas. We figure out how to get more food from smaller pieces of land. And one day we’ll probably even invent energy sources more efficient than oil and gas. We’ll use them because they’re cost-effective, not

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ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR

Strategic IT Services LLC L-1885488-8 The address of the known place of business is: 3123 W. Feather Sound CT Anthem, AZ 85086 The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is:

Business Filings Inc. 2390 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85016 Management of the limited liability company is reserved to the members. The names and addresses of each person who is a member are: Debra Wolf 3123 W. Feather Sound CT Anthem, AZ 85086 William McDermott 3123 W. Feather Sound CT Anthem, AZ 85086 Published in The Foothils Focus Jan.22,29 and Feb.5, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR

HOA Water, LLC L-1879026-4 The address of the known place of business is: 10412 N.58th Lane, Glendale, AZ 85302The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is: Legal Zoom, 101 N. Brand Blvd., 11th floor, Glendale, CA 91203 Management of the limited liability company is reserved to the members. The names and addresses of each person who is a member are: Justin Hathaway 10412 N.58th Lane, Glendale, AZ 85302 Brian Knoblock

Published in The Foothils Focus Jan.15,22 and 29, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR

Gypsy Bound LLC, L-1891879-8 The address of the known place of business is: 29039 N. 42nd St. Cave Creek, AZ 85331 The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is: Kati Davis 29039 N. 42nd St. 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: Kati Davis 29039 N. 42nd St. Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Mailing address:P.O. Box 1734, Cave Creek, AZ 85327 Published in The Foothils Focus Jan.15,22 and 29, 2014


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Please visit our website at www.thefoothillsfocus.com to place your classified. Rate for classifieds are $20 for the first 20 words then $.50 per word after and must be prepaid.

Deadline for classifieds is Wed. at 5pm for the following Wed. issue. Classifieds may also be faxed to 623-465-1363. Please note that no classifieds WILL BE accepted over the phone. NOTICES Looking for ladies and gentlemen to play Mah Jongg Wednesdays in library at Boulder Creek HS, noon to 3 or later. Call Nancy after 6pm. 623-465-9317 Al-anon Meetings in Anthem. Mondays 10:45am. St Rose Parish. 2825 W Rose Canyon Circle. S/W corner of Daisy Mtn & Meridian. ADOPTION ADOPTION: Unplanned pregnancy? Caring licensed adoption agency provides financial and emotional support. Choose from loving pre-approved families. Call Joy toll-free 1-866-922-3678 or confidential email: Adopt@ ForeverFamiliesThroughAdoption. org. (AzCAN) ADOPTION: Happy, loving, stable, professional couple would be thrilled to expand our family and give your baby a secure home. Call Veronica and James 1-800661-5742. (AzCAN) LOVING COUPLE LOOKING to adopt a baby. We look forward to making our family grow. All information confidential. All medical expenses paid. Please call us anytime. Gloria and Joseph 888-2299383. (AzCAN) Adopt: Our hearts reach out to you. Loving couple seeks to adopt a newborn to complete our family. Please call John and Maria 1-888-988-5028 or johnandmariaadopt.com ATV/Cycle/Etc 1960 to 1976 Enduro or dirt bike wanted by private party. Must be complete 50cc to 500cc. Will look at all, running or not. 480-518-4023 2005 Bombadier Outlander 400. Mileage 1800. $3600. Cell 623-980-0516 Autos 1964 to 1972 classic sports car, muscle car wanted by private party running or not. 480-518-4023 Business Opportunities ATTN: 29 SERIOUS PEOPLE to work from anywhere using a computer. Up to $1500-$5000 PT/FT. www.pticoncepts.com. (AzCAN) EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY!! Help needed! Turn your next cup of coffee into a life-changing income! Samples/full details: 1-888-2555909. Mention System ID Code 4037GO. (AzCAN) Cable/Satellite TV DISH TV Retailer. Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/ month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-318-1693. (AzCAN) DirecTV:Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Call Now! Triple savings! $636.00in Savings, Free upgrade to Genie &2013 NFL Sunday ticket free!! Start saving today! 1-800644-2857. ADVERTISING WORKS! CALL

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FIREWOOD Cave Creek Fire wood.com. We sell and deliver Juniper, Oak, Euc, and other Hardwoods Call Steve at 602-228-4311 ccfirewood @cox.net HELP WANTED

Childcare Professional Career Fair February 6th 5pm – 7pm Tutor Time child care in Anthem is hiring ECE Teachers! Must have 6 mo exp in lic childcare or ECE Degree or closely related field. Join Us AT: Tutor Time 6078 3720 W. Anthem Way Anthem, AZ 85086 Resumes to: 6078@tutortime.com EOE Rock Springs Café is hiring!! All positions. Apply in person. Part-Time Cleaning Helper. Detailed. Likes to clean. $10 pr hr on job, Daytime hours M-F Call Johni 602-803-3096. In Anthem. Veterinary Tech position, FT, Small An Hosp in Cave Creek. Must have good tech and people skills. Sal DOE 9-17$/Hr, benefits. Fax resumes to 480-488-1870 or myvetdfah@yahoo.com Independent Advertising Sales Executives! We are looking for experienced, hard-working Print Advertising sales executives to join our Professional Sales team in the North valley. A successful candidate will be an experienced outside sales professional , preferably in print media, an excellent communicator, verbally and in writing, passionate about details, honest and have the willingness to prospect and make cold calls. Please email resume to: foothillsfocus@ qwestoffice.net Cook wanted for senior group home. Part time only. 623-465-7203 ADVERTISE YOUR JOB Opening in 85 AZ newspapers. Reach over 1 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: www. classifiedarizona.com. (AzCAN) NEW YEAR, NEW YOU, NEW CAREER! Southwest Truck Driver Training. GI Bill accepted & EARN $35K your 1st year! Pre-hire letters before you even begin training! Phoenix: 602-904-6602, Tucson: 520-216-7609. www.swtdveterans. com. (AzCAN) TRANSFER DRIVERS: Need 1520 experienced commercial drivers to relocate vehicles from area body plants to various locations throughout the U.S. Reg & OTR: No forced dispatch: 1-800-5013783 or www.mamotransportation. com under Careers. (AzCAN) GORDON TRUCKING: CDL-A Truck Drivers. Up to $5,000 Sign-on bonus & .54 CPM. Solos & Teams. Full-time & Parttime. Consistent miles, benefits, 401k, EOE. Call 7 days/wk! 866-837-5997 GordonTrucking .com. (AzCAN)

INSTRUCTION MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES needed! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant. No experience needed! Online training at SC Train gets you Job Ready! HS Diploma/ GED & PC/Internet needed! 1-888926-6058. (AzCAN) Livestock & Supplies Free delivery of shavings, cow & horse mixture great for arenas or fertilizer 480-595-0211 TRIPLE R HORSE RESCUE is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. We rehabilitate and adopt out local horses that have been abused, neglected or rescued from slaughter We are in need of donations and sponsors to help with feed and vet care. Volunteer opportunities are also available. For further info, please call 602-396-8726. VOLUNTEER-SPONSORADOPT! Dreamchaser Horse Rescue offers a myriad of volunteer opportunities. Please consider joining our Dreamchaser family! We need animal lovers who are willing to help with everything from ranch chores to fundraising! We have sanctuary horses who need sponsors, and horses available for adoption. Come see us: www. dreamchaserhorserescue.org or Susan at 623-910-6530 Saddle & Tack Repairs. Western & English plus Racing saddle too. 30 years exp. Buy-SellTrade. 23yrs same location. Circle Mtn Rd & 18th St. 623-465-7286 MISC Free delivery of shavings, cow & horse mixture-great for arenas or fertilizer 480-595-0211 Excellent condition Wells Cargo 10ft enclosed trailer. Electric brakes,2 DR. 623-569-9022 Christmas Village Display, C-56, 100 pieces. Business district, houses, railroad, landscaping, lights. $250. 602-796-4709

HOME WATCH & CONCIERGE FOR PARTTIME RESIDENTSLeave this summer knowing that Your property is being cared for. Local, Reliable, Bonded & Insured www. northvalleyhomeservices. com 480-567-6029 Two Girls With A Paintbrush ready to help with your interior painting dreams and needs. Qualified Safe Friendly and Reliable! Call Jessica today for a fair quote 602-903-0304 Real Estate U FINISH CABIN SHELL on 38 wilderness acres, $439 month. Well built new cabin shell in quiet, scenic highlands of northern AZ. Evergreen woodlands & meadow mix at cool, clear 6,200’ elevation. Sweeping wilderness views, abundant groundwater, loam garden soil. Top hunting / fishing in nearby National Forest. $59,900 with low down seller financing. Free brochure photos, cabin specs, area info: 1st United Realty 800-966-6690. (AzCAN) ADVERTISE YOUR HOME, property or business for sale in 85 AZ newspapers. Reach over 1 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: www. classifiedarizona.com. (AzCAN) Rentals True Desert Living: One Bedroom one bath newly renovated apartment in Cave Creek.Small fenced in yard. Beautiful views. $700 mo. references. 602-448-1054 Tired of searching for a Rental? Call Jo at Arizona Premier Real Estate 480-326-8825 at absolutely no cost to you!!

3 bed/2 bath home for rent. 2 car garage, plus storage room. $950 mo. In BCC. 602-717-3641 Land For Sale LENDER REPO SALE. 5 acres, $12,900. Show Low, Windsor Valley Ranch. Quiet county maintained road with electric. Excellent climate, nearby trout fishing. 1st come basis. Financing & ADWR report available. Call AZLR (866)561-5687. (AzCAN) 4 ACRES with views of majestic Bradshaw Mountains. Situated at the end of road. Area of custom site built homes. Area of 30 gallon a minute wells. Property does have its own well and electric. Close proximity to Agua Fria river bed. Easy commute to Prescott, Flagstaff or Phoenix. Rural living yet close to shopping, hospital, schools, colleges and other amenities. Priced to sell quickly at $160,000. Call Kay 928-710-4193 New River Land Sale. 360 degree views, 2200ft elevation, underground electric and water. 1 to 23 acres available. Located at the base of Gavilan Peak. Can build to suit. Call 623-680-1017 57 ACRES, $57,900. Prescott area, Ruger Ranch. Rugged mountain property bordering State Land. 1st come basis. Financing & ADWR report available. Call AZLR (866)632-0877. (AzCAN)

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Misc Wanted Wanted: CASH PAID for guns, wagon wheels, wagons, anvils, wooden barrels, western antiques. 623-742-0369 / 602-214-5692 Free Clean fill dirt wanted near New River and Circle Mtn. roads. Some rocks OK 847-738-1194 Pets & Supplies REMEMBER TO ADOPT! Maricopa County Animal Care and Control 602-506-PETS www.pets.maricopa.gov Rattlesnake proof your dog now. Snake proofing for all breeds of dogs. New River location. 480-215-1776 www.vipervoidance.com Sheltie & Collie rescue have beautiful dogs for adoption. 480-488-5711 SundustSDA @aol.com Services Offered D & G Scrapping. Old washers, dryers, hot water heaters, etc. We will recycle your left over yard sale items. Moving? We will take your trash to NR refuse for cash. Call 602-920-4989

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Crutcher: What’s eating you? There is so much more to health than what we eat. In life, what’s eating us can sometimes be the driver of what we actually eat. And, even more so, what’s eating us can drive our moods, activities and how we treat those around us. Today I ask you to consider what might b e e at i n g you. Is something weighing he av y o n your heart? Maybe you are the most stressed y o u ’ v e CRUTCHER ever been because of job loss, relationship issues, bereavement and so forth. Life brings us many situations to maneuver through, and sometimes they are very difficult and painful situations or circumstances. In nature, life is balanced. When we consider the seasons, growth of vegetation, the death and the renewal, we can see a pattern. We can see the balance to life. To be healthy, we need to maintain a level of balance. When my daughter was killed 16 years ago by a drunk driver, I didn’t eat but barely a tidbit for

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5 days or so, and my body knew what had to be done. I needed that fasting period, that cleansing and releasing period. Tears provided a way of cleansing so that I could breathe in and take in new nourishment for strengthening and healing. Holding emotions in can be devastating to our bodies physically. Toxins will build up that need to be released to avoid disease. Sometimes we release the stresses of life in negative ways, such as lashing out in anger to those closest to us or even to coworkers. Road rage is another example of a negative release by someone who obviously has something eating them on the inside. This time of year, statistics show that depression and suicide and even crimes rate high. You’d think it would be the opposite because of the brand new start of a new year. My hope for you today is that you would take quiet time and reflect on whether something is eating you or not. Consider peacefully praying about it or find someone you can talk to who will just be a good listener. Sometimes that’s all it takes. When we can discover what’s really eating us and then take some positive actions—

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forg iveness, conversat ion, comprom ise, reasonable adjustments, etc.—we will be able to release those emotions and the stress that can affect our health and happiness. Only then can we continue with a healthy eating plan for nourishment that will renew, refresh and strengthen. Aim for balance of body and soul. Bonnie Crutcher is board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners as a holistic health coach. To learn more, visit bonniecrutcher.com. D i s c l a i m e r: T h e c o n t e n t of this column is not intended to be medical advice. Always seek the advice of your medical doctor before engaging in any diet program or exercise routine.

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