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Anthem man recounts World War II experience MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

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Winson Jones, an Anthem resident since 2004, was at the debut of the movie Red Tails, a film featuring the Tuskegee airmen. Jones, 87, was the top turret gunner on a B-24 Liberator, which flew 35 missions during World War II

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Boulder Creek senior Kacey Winters tries to drive as a trio of Mountain Pointe defenders collapse around her. The Jaguars were eliminated from the Division I state tournament in a 43-36 loss to the Pride. MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

In the big picture the 20112012 season will be viewed as a rousing success for the Boulder Creek Jaguars girls basketball team.

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Under first year coach Josiah McDaniel the Jaguars went from a nine win team during the 2010-2011 season to a 23win team in 2011-2012.

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He was part of 35 successful missions as the top turret gunner on a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber during World War II, but Anthem resident Winson Jones first broken bone came late last year when he broke his hand after tripping and falling on his way back from working out at the gym at Anthem Country Club. While the 86 year-old snowbird from Seattle laments his slow-toheal injury has kept him off the golf course, he considers himself as lucky as they come. “We lost 8,000 heavy bombers

along with more than 3,000 of our fighter planes and I just feel so fortunate to have escaped without a scratch at least physically,” he said. Last month Jones was out in Surprise for the grand opening of Red Tails, a film looking back on the World War II and specifically the Tuskegee airmen. Though he said the movie “Hollywoodized” the impact of the first black U.S. soldiers given the opportunity to fly in combat, he enjoyed the movie, which brought back a lot of memories. “The way the movie makes it sound, they were the reason we won the war,” he said. “In reality

by the time they were allowed to get involved the German’s arsenal wasn’t nearly what it had been at the start of the war. But they were important. They proved to be skilled aviators and once we saw them perform we were delighted to have them.” The Tuskegee fighter pilots flew P-51s beginning in the fall of 1944. Jones, who enlisted in December of 1943 at the age of 18, said after basic training he had proved himself such an accurate marksman that he was

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Cave Creek couple return with art gallery MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

You can go home again according to Cave Creek residents Elaine Elliott and Bruce Simon. The couple, who owned Cave Creek Fine Arts Studio for 12 years, are back in town, this time running the Elaine Elliott Gallery at 6057 E. Cave Creek Road. “We’ve spent the last couple years in the Ventura area over in California, but we kept our home here,” Simon said. “This has always been an art rich area. People come to look for art here and there are a lot of artists living in this area. We’ve been pleasantly surprised with how things have gone so far.”

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favorite area. “It refreshes and inspires you.” Elliott, who has been painting for 40 years, has made her travels part of her art work after initially focusing her efforts painting water colors. “Whenever I travel, I collect tickets, stamps, labels, or a scrap of a poster adhered to a wall,” she said. “Each snippet stimulates my creativity and often become the basis for a new painting.” Semi-retired, Elliott said the beauty of the gallery is that she and Simon can do what they want.

“I like the more colorful pieces,” she said. “You want to do something unique, just not so unique that there isn’t a market for it.” Along with selling full size pieces the gallery sells prints for $39. The couple said they haven’t defined well established hours, but the gallery is generally open from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday – Tuesday. For information call 480-225-0647 or email artistes2@ aol.com.

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Few things are more closely identified with the 100 years of Arizona statehood than the cowboys of the Old West. That portion of Arizona history will come alive at this year’s Winter Range running through Sunday at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. Winter Range provides the backdrop for the Single Action Shooting Society’s National Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting. Over the past 20 years, the event has grown to be the world’s largest “Western Encampment,” drawing thousands of spectators and Old West enthusiasts. About 1,000 competitors representing 42 different states and five foreign countries will compete in nearly two dozen categories. The competitors, male and female, range in age from 12 to more than 80 years old. This year’s Winter Range has been designated as an Official Centennial Event. Cowboy Action Shooting™ requires that contestants compete with firearms typical of those used in the days of the Old West: single-action revolvers, lever-action rifles, and period shotguns. Participants must also adopt a shooting alias appropriate to a character or profession of the late 19th century, a Hollywood western star, or an appropriate character from fiction, and then costume themselves accordingly.   During timed events, shooters test their skills against steel targets set up within a course of 12 different stages, each featuring different scenarios and scenic elements, which this year will be based on events from Arizona’s colorful history.

In addition, this year will feature mounted shooters (Friday - Sunday only) testing their skills in their own arena. In addition to the competitive events, Winter Range 2012 will feature displays of period militaria, exhibitions of western skills and crafts, a fast draw competition, and nearly 100 vendors offering everything from period clothing to antiques and reproductions. Entertainment will include singers, cowboy bands, trick roping, trick horses, and various other forms of cowboy entertainment. A variety of food services will also be available, from authentic chuck wagon cooking to hot dogs.  Daily event times for this year’s Winter Range are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. today through Saturday, with the final awards ceremony taking place on Sunday. Admission is free, but there is a $5 per vehicle parking fee which is used to support the Youth Assistance Foundation of the Maricopa County Sheriff ’s Posse and the Rotary Club.   While in the shooting areas, spectators will be required to wear eye protection; sunglasses and corrective glasses are acceptable. Ear protection is suggested, especially for children. Ben Avery Shooting Facility is located just west of the junction of I-17 and Carefree Highway (exit 223). Winter Range will occupy the western portion of the shooting facility grounds and can be easily located by the huge white tent that serves as the hub of this event. For information, visit winterrange.com.


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community events Continued from page 4 kill shelter that has been in Desert Hills for 25 years is seeking donation. The group feeds, spays and neuters and finds homes for lost or abandoned animals. For information on helping call 623-465-0320. Golf tournament aids emergency responders The inaugural Anthem Area Emergency Responders Charity Golf Tournament will take place at noon, on March 5 at Anthem Golf and Country Club. Registration for the event is at noon, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The tournament on the Ironwood Golf Course will be a four person scramble. A barbeque will follow the event. Cost for the tournament is $150 and includes golf and dinner. There’s a discount rate of $500 for foursomes. Those that are interested in golf can take part in the barbeque with adults costing $35 and children 6-12 cost $15. Children 5 and under are free. To sign up for the event or get information about being a sponsor call 623-465-4047. Deadline for entry in the event is March 2. Hearts and Hands Gala supports Foothills Community Foundation Hearts and Hands Gala, a fundraiser for the Foothills Community Foundation is set for 5 p.m., April 1at the Holland Community Center. The event, which runs until 9 p.m., includes a reception, formal dinner, live auction, raffles and entertainment. Among the items up for bids will be trips, jewelry, Ferrari car experiences, a VIP car museum tour, exclusive golf packages and other items. The event is a fundraiser for the Foothills Community Foundation (FCF), which serves residents in the communities of North Scottsdale, Carefree, Cave Creek and North Phoenix. FCF-Caring Communities provides programs to support families at risk and coordinates social services with local churches and instituted Second Step a bullying prevention program which reaches 3,000

students in Cave Creek Unified School District schools. FCF and the Foothills Food Bank provided 250 families with assistance this past season through the annual Holiday Project. The FCF-Holland Community center provides multi-age dining and meeting facilities for bridge clubs, community sings, weekly bingo, K-Club, computer classes, education lectures from Scottsdale Healthcare as well as a place for other non-profits to hold events. The Hearts and Hands benefit will enable FCF to continue to support these programs and to serve as a connecting point for the Desert Foothills. Tickets are available through the FCFoffice at 34250 N. 60th St. Bldg B in Scottsdale or by calling Karen at 480-488-1090. There is still time for companies interested in being a sponsor to get involved. Call to RSVP now as seating is limited. Tickets are $150. Boulder Creek cheer raises funds for national competition The Boulder Creek Jaguars cheer squad, in efforts to attend Nationals in California at the end of March is hosting an event March 9 during which they will be raffling off various donated items. The funds raised through ticket sales and proceeds from the raffle will go to reducing the required fee each member of the team is responsible for. Raffle items are being sought for baskets with themes such as BCHS Spirit, beach/ California, spa, game night, movie night, golf and wine.

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community events Continued from page 7 Community Center, or from a cast member. Cost is $5 for children, and $8 in advance ($10 at the door) for adults. Call 623594-3832 or email OnTheTowne@ cox.net for information or go to onthetownetheatre.org. HEALTH Yoga, meditation, other relaxation classes offered in New River Rajpal Kaur offers Kundalini Yoga classes combined with Gong therapy for women only from 7 – 9 p.m. every Thursday. The class is for both beginners and intermediate students. The class offers an opportunity to explore, celebrate, heal, feel good, while ensuring a safe sacred environment. Those interested in attending are asked to wear comfy clothing and bring a blanket. Cost is $10. A class open to both men and women takes place from 7 – 9 p.m. on Tuesdays featuring Kundalini Yoga and double gong meditation. Evening includes yoga class instruction for beginners and intermediate students. The class explores the yoga of awareness, the energy of consciousness. The Gong Meditation is like a very deep and lasting massage, by tuning the physical body and soul to the greatest possible resonance. The healing and balancing effect can be felt for days. Attendees are asked to wear comfy clothing and bring a mat and blanket. Cost is $10. The third activity offered at the New River home is a labyrinth walk with gong vibrations played by Rajpal Kaur the third Sunday of each month from 2 – 5 p.m. Pray, meditate and connect with the divine. The labyrinth walk is available other days and times by appointment. Donations are accepted. For information email rajpal_ kaur@q.com, call 623-910-1096 for direction to the private residence or go to rajpalkaur.webs.com. LIBRARY Desert Foothills branch offers variety of adult classes Desert Foothills Library is hosting a series of adult events throughout the month of February. For information contact David Court or Dereth

DeHaan at 480-488-2286 or email either dcourt@dlfa.org, or ddehaan@dfla.org or go to desertfoothillslibrary.org. Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. Events are free unless noted. PERFORMANCES Black Canyon City hosts Earp performance The Canon Elementary School in Black Canyon City will present Wyatt Earp in his one-man play “Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier”, at 7 p.m., March 2 in the school’s auditorium. Tickets are $10 for ages 15 and up and $5 for children 6-14. Children 5 and under are free. Canon Elementary is located at 34630 E. School Loop Road in Black Canyon City. To purchase tickets or for information call 623-374-5588 ext. 1. MUSIC Silhouette performs at El Pedregal The Silhouette, performing R&B, Soul and Motown music will kick-off a Spring Festival from 1 – 4 p.m., Sunday at El Pedregal Shops and Dining in Scottsdale. The free concert features the talents of Cornelius Bishop, Anthony Kinchion, Tim Forkes, Chris Strong and Alex Holland. Along with the free show, food and wine tasting tickets will be available for purchase. This year’s festival will run every Sunday from Feb. 26 through May 13. El Pedregal is located at 34505 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. For information call 480-4881072 or go elpedregal.com. Arizona Musicfest adds March show Arizona Musicfest 2012 has added a 7:30 p.m., March 3 show “From A to Z – ABBA to Les MiZ- Broadway’s Best!” at North Scottsdale Christian. The show includes signature tunes from shows “Mamma Mia!,” “Chicago,” “Rent,” ”Jersey Boys,” “Les Misérables,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Cats” and “Jesus Christ Superstar,” sung by Broadway’s Nat Chandler and Teri Dale Hansen.

Chandler’s multi-faceted career on Broadway includes title roles in shows from “Camelot” to “Spamalot.” Hansen headlined in Broadway, London’s West End and U.S. National Tour musical theater hits, earning a Kennedy Center Irene Ryan Award nomination and “Variety” accolades for “real vocal chops!” Chandler and Hansen are backed by a piano combo led by Music Director/pianist Mike Pettry, a Jonathan Larson Award Winner. Chris Finet is on acoustic and electric bass; Dennis Monce on trumpet and Jeff Siegfried, woodwinds.   Tickets for the show are $40, with premium seating available for $55. Student tickets cost $5. For information call 480-488-0806, 866488-0806 or go to azmusicfest.org. North Scottsdale Christian is located at 28700 N. Pima Road in Scottsdale. MIM hosts pair of shows Latin jazz performer Paquito D’Rivera will join with Brazilian guitarists Joao Luiz and Douglas Lora for 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. performances March 9 at the Musical Instrument Museum. Tickets for the shows range in price from $40-45. The following night the MIM will feature Coyote Jump, A Canyon Records 60th anniversary concert at 7 p.m., March 10. The concert will consist of composer and multiinstrumentalist Colin Farish, Native American flutist JohnCarlos Perea, violinist Savannah Lack, and percussionist Will Clipman. Coyote Jump sculpts a musical tribute to Native America with the sound of the cedar flute at its core. Tickets range in price from $25-30. The MIM is located at 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard in Phoenix. For information call 480-478-6000 or go to themim.org.

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MIM celebrates history of Arizona music MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

What do Alice Cooper, Jordan Sparks and Waylon Jennings have in common? They’re all part of Arizona’s musical history and are all featured in the latest display at the Musical Instrument Museum. The display called, “I am AZ Music”, which opened Saturday and runs through Jan. 6, 2013 is the museum’s tribute to the state’s recently celebrated centennial. The new exhibit not only covers musicians from a host of genres, who have ties to the state, but looks at the musical instrument makers, recording studios, performing arts organizations and musical traditions significant to Arizona’s past, present and future. Scott Johnson, the guitarist for the Gin Blossoms, was at the museum on Thursday to check out the display, which includes

a guitar used by the group’s original songwriter Doug Hopkins, on some of the band’s biggest hits as well as some of the photos of the band. “This is really cool,” Johnson said. “I had no idea we’d be on display next to Alice Cooper.” Johnson said the Gin Blossoms were a long-time bar band, starting in 1987, before “Hey Jealousy” released in 1992 brought them wide-spread acclaim. “We definitely weren’t the overnight sensation story,” he said. “We watched the guys from Hootie and the Blowfish blow up and kept wondering if it was ever going to happen for us.” Johnson said it was actually a show in Salt Lake City in 1993 where he got an idea that the Gin Blossoms had gone to another level. “We showed up for this performance at Club DV8 and there was a line out the door,” he said. “From there on we started to see it grow.”

Johnson has his theories as to why the Gin Blossoms were able to gain a mainstream following. “I think it was the songs attention to detail,” he said. Johnson, whose Gin Blossoms cut their teeth early on by performing at the since defunct Long Wong’s, said he was blown away that the MIM would choose to feature his group. “There are a lot of good local groups they could have gone with,” he said. “The Meat Puppets come to mind.” Beyond the rock and roll representatives, including Alice Cooper and Stevie Nicks, the new display delves into country by featuring Waylon Jennings who used to play at a place called JD’s, located south of McDowell on Scottsdale Road, and jazz musicians Russell Moore and Charles Mingus. Native American music also plays prominently in Arizona’s culture. That culture has been brought to the masses through Canyon Records, another

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Stevie Nicks is one of a number of rock representatives in the Musical Instrument’s Museums latest display called, “I am AZ Music”, which will be on display through Jan. 6, 2013. The museum is located at 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix.

feature in the display. The Robert-Venn School of Luthiery, noted for producing some of the country’s top guitar makers, also is featured. “We’re one of the longest running schools is the country,” said company representative Bart Appelwhite said. “This is the place 99 percent of the people that go into the industry get their start. It’s a proving ground to hone your skills.”

Along with instruments on displays and pictures of artists attendees to the museum receive a head set with a transmitter. As visitors walk from exhibit to exhibit they’re able to hear music from each artist. The MIM is located at 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard in Phoenix. For information call 480-478-6000

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from page 1 “It was traumatic to say the least,” he said. B-24s had crews of 10 people with two pilots, a navigator, a bombardier and six gunners. Jones, who was the taller of two Jones on his crew, was nicknamed Big Jones. He said when they weren’t flying missions soldiers rarely talk to other crews. “You didn’t want to get close

“I remember we had our morning briefing and we’re getting ready to go,” he said. “When we went out to the plane our tail gunner, this fella that had flown six or seven mission with us, couldn’t get on the plane. He just froze up. He never flew again. A tail gunner is a very important part of a crew and we didn’t want him with us if he couldn’t handle

“You’d see planes go down too often not to think about it. You had to convince yourself it was going to happen to somebody else instead of you.” - Winson Jones because you knew the odds were against you that you’d make it back from each mission,” he said. “You’d see planes go down too often not to think about it. You had to convince yourself it was going to happen to somebody else instead of you.” Jones, whose group flew out of Southern Italy, said he later learned the average crew during the war had only lasted 12 missions. Some people handled the stress of the dangerous missions better than others.

it. I never felt critical of the guy. The tension attached to each mission is immense. It’s really hard to explain what you felt. Each one of us has a different level of what we can withstand.” For Jones, the thought process that allowed him to do the job was simple. “If you didn’t do the job then somebody else was going to have to take your place,” he said. “I didn’t want to do that to anybody. I always felt I was up to the challenge.”

In rehashing how lucky he felt, Jones recalled how his flight crew was given a short break after a series of difficult missions. While his crew was visiting the Isle of Capri a bombing mission on Oct. 13, 1944 saw his bomb group suffer its greatest single-mission loss ever, losing about one thirds of the planes participating, including his squadron, the 727th, losing half of the bombers involved in that mission. After completing 35 missions Jones was discharged in 1945 and returned to his home state of Indiana. He would go on to graduate from Indiana University and then become a consultant to the federal government during the presidency of Dwight Eisenhwer, serving as the managing partner of the Washington D.C. and Seattle offices of Alexander Grant and Company. His work gave him the opportunity to meet three presidents and even dance in the White House during one visit. After leaving the military Jones said he rarely talked about his experience. “It wasn’t until I was 70 year old when I realized that a lot

of people out there didn’t really have much knowledge about World War II that I started talking about it,” he said. “Most of the people I knew didn’t know I’d been in the service.” After retiring in 2004, Jones, who has played a prominent role in organizing reunions with military veterans over the years, decided to capture some of his fellow soldiers stories. In 2007 he published a book titled, “Some personal histories of surviving members of the 451st bomb group, fifteenth Air Force World War II.” At age 86 Jones said his military experience was invaluable in his civilian life. “I think it’s been very helpful,” he said. “It really puts things in perspective. The challenges I’ve experienced in life have been very minor in comparison to what I had to deal with during the war.” So does that mean he expects to resume his golfing career some time soon? “I still need to get the hand stronger, but we’ll see,” he said while rubbing the hand with a knowing smile.

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That perspective hopefully will dull the pain of the Jaguars season-ending loss to the No. 19 seeded Mountain Pointe Pride, 43-36 at home on Feb. 15 in the first round of the Division I state tournament. In a game that saw the No. 14 seed from Anthem score their season-low point total, 10 points worse than their next lowest game, Boulder Creek (23-7) didn’t make its first field goal of the fourth quarter until only six second remained in the game. In an ugly game offensively, the Jaguars struggled with freshman point guard Darian Slaga on the bench for most of the second quarter with two fouls and then sitting for a stretch in the second half. Despite their struggles they went to the fourth quarter up 3028 against a Mountain Pointe squad they had beaten just eight days previously.

Over the game’s final eight minutes the Jaguars imploded, missing their first 14 shots from the field and turning the ball over six times. Up until the last second basket their 4-of-6 shooting from the free throw line accounted for their only points. For the game junior center Sam Young led the Jaguars with nine points, while junior Delaney Swadder and Slaga each added seven. Mountain Pointe had two players in double figures with Caitlyn Hetrick scoring a gamehigh 11 points and Kaylah Lupoe chipping in with 10. The Boulder Creek boys basketball team saw their season come to a close a day later as the Jaguars (20-7) fell in overtime 66-63 to Desert Mountain in the first round of the Division-I state tournament. In a rematch of a 20092010 state quarterfinal game

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Boulder Creek freshman Darian Slaga, left, drives to the basket while junior Delaney Swader puts up a jumper from the corner during the the Jaguars first round state playoff loss to Mountain Pointe on Feb. 15.

the No. 16 seeded Wolves turned the tables on the No. 17 seeded Jaguars. Just like the Jaguars, the Cactus Shadows Falcons lost in the first round of the state

tournament for the second consecutive season on Thursday. The No. 14 seeded Falcons (1411) went into their first game of the Division II state tournament following a strong showing in

their Section II tournament, but saw their season come to a close in a 66-64 loss to the No. 19 seeded Apollo Hawks. To follow the state tournament action go to aiaonline.org.

Art day supports artists in residence program STAFF REPORT

An Art Tastic Day, headlined by a Fine Art Exhibition and Sale is set for 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center. “An Art Tastic Day is for all ages, preschool to ninety,” said event organizer Elaine Adrian from the Desert Foothills Community Education program. “There is absolutely something for everyone. It’s an obvious choice for parents and grandparents.” Art collectors and home designers can pick up an original work of fine art by professional

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What endorsements can tell us The endorsement of a political candidate by another politician generally draws a well-deserved yawn from voters. But over the past half-century of savoring and covering American politics, I have learned that an endorsement can tell us something quite important about the individual endorsing as well as about the individual being endorsed. Permit me to tell you about Mississippi Republican Trent Lott, who in 1988 was the House minority whip while trying to win a close race for the U.S. Senate. That same year, thenVice President George H.W. Bush was the heavy favorite to win the GOP nomination to succeed the term-limited President Ronald Reagan. One of Bush’s underdog challengers in the primaries was Rep. Jack Kemp of New York. Ordinarily, discretion and self-interest would dictate that an ambitious Senate aspirant (Lott) would either prudently endorse the vice president or remain neutral. Instead, Trent Lott boldly tossed caution to the wind by endorsing his House colleague. The next year, long after George H.W. Bush had won and had become the 41st president, I had a chat with Lott and told him how I admired his putting personal loyalty ahead of political advantage in endorsing Kemp and inviting

the wrath of the vaunted Bush political juggernaut. Sen. Lott answered me bluntly: “Today in Washington, there are two people who remember that I endorsed Jack Kemp — you and President Bush!” T h a t same year, Rep. Dick Gephardt, t h e Missouri shields Democrat, tried to become the first U.S. House member since James A. Garfield in 1880 to win his party’s presidential nomination. Gephardt did in fact win the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses and, as a result, became president of Des Moines for a week. what really impressed me about the Missorian’s campaign was the number and diversity of his House colleagues who went to Iowa on his behalf and who stayed to work by running a county campaign headquarters for their friend. I can remember Reps. Sandy Levin of Michigan, Marvin Leath and Martin Frost of Texas, Mike Synar of Oklahoma, Dan Glickman of Kansas, Butler Derrick of South Carolina, Jim Cooper of Tennessee, Ed Jenkins of Georgia and Bob Wise of West Virginia. There were others. But the willingness of all of

them to sleep in unpretentious quarters, eat in marginal hashhouses and put in the long hours a campaign demands spoke volumes about Gephardt and the rare loyalty he inspired. Yes, he lost the nomination fight, but to me, Dick Gephardt was a big 1988 winner. Which brings us to 2012 and endorsements. Republican Newt Gingrich served 10 terms in the House, where he became speaker after being architect and engineer of the first GOP takeover in 40 years. During his 20 House years, Gingrich served with 489 House Republicans. According to his campaign, a grand total of 10 colleagues have come forward to endorse Gingrich. For Rick Santorum, the news is just as bleak. During two House terms, he served with 222 Republican members, none of whom has seen fit to endorse him. In two terms in the U.S. Senate, Santorum served with 89 different GOP senators. None has endorsed Santorum. Mitt Romney, as of this writing, has been endorsed by 63 current House members and 14 current senators, which may or may not tell us something about him or them. What’s that old refrain about “those who know him best”? To find out more about Mark Shields and read his past columns, visit the Creators Syndicate web page at www.creators.com.

Anthem resident calls foul on parking lot incident

Anthem Country Club candidate outlines objectives I am running for Anthem Community Council to focus on community priorities. Facility Planning, Marketing, Economic Development and Safety are community priorities that must be addressed.  I am eager to work hard, address Anthem priorities and offer something new.  Let’s be honest, nothing is moving forward – the old ways aren’t working - so please give me the opportunity.  Here are a few thoughts on some of the projects facing the ACC: Membership/Planned Community:  I support Anthem becoming a planned community with a structure that allows homeowners a vote on major issues such as ACC increasing debt, dues above a pre-determined percentage and unplanned capital expenses above a pre-determined percentage.  I recognize that the concept is not without hurdles such as voter apathy – but a strong board can overcome the hurdles. Anthem residents are highly involved in community programs but not in council activities.  I believe residents have lost faith in the council.  We must reenergize and re-engage our residents.  Creating “Anthem Ambassadors” will bring more voices to the table for decision making and brainstorming. The outcome of increasing resident involvement in major decisions will make the board more accountable.  Facility Planning - The

Building:  I am not a proponent of spending money just because we have money.  However, the purchase of a building to act as a civic building has been identified as a need by residents since the 2008 CIMP Report.  Resident input continues to point to a need.  Thus, I am not opposed to the purchase of a building, provided it is the correct size, meets the identified needs and that all due diligence has been performed to include build-out/ modification pricing, annual budget etc.  The first step in the process has begun; ACC staff are doing the due diligence.  After the information is accumulated, residents will have the opportunity to review and voice their thoughts.  As a council director I will review the information and the resident input objectively to come to a decision.   The “Building” project is only one piece of the Facility Planning puzzle. Projects like adding ball fields and providing performance venues are other pieces that make up the puzzle of how we spend our enhancement funds.  My role as an ACC Director will be to see the big picture. My focus will be on Anthem as a whole – the maintenance and enhancement of our community.

Holly Matson, Anthem To read more on Anthem community priorities such as Economic Development, Marketing and Safety visit hollymatson.com.

To the party that ran into my wife’s car in the Safeway parking lot on 2-7-12, shame on you for driving away without leaving any apology or contact information. To the lady who witnessed what happened and attempted to locate my wife, thanks for trying. To those reading this letter, beware it could, and probably has, happened to many of you. For all of us, if you ever witness such an event please jot down the guilty party’s license plate number and description of the car and leave it on the windshield of the victim’s car (unfortunately this didn’t happen in our case). Thanks for letting me vent.

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Your Local Anthem Law Firm James J. Carroll III, ESQ Wayne D. Carroll, ESQ Christopher J. Mills, ESQ Amanda Carroll Flores, ESQ

(623) 465-7061

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41801 N. 41st Dr. Anthem, AZ 85086

MIKE GARCIA

602-391-0374 JIM OLSEN

carpet cleaning

Carpet Cleaning $ 25/room up to 200sf Tile & Grout Cleaning $0.35/sf Upholstery $59 per 3-seat sofa

602-510-0488

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602-312-6242 Licensed | Insured | Owner Operated

480-342-8398 Mobile 602-989-1321


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electrical

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Mark Gogan

Olson Custom Carpentry

• Plumbing • Kitchen Remodels • Electrical • Tile • Drywall • Texturing • Painting • Cabinet Re-facing

Licensed Bonded Insured Roc# 205368

602-938-5426 glass

MIKE ALLEN

REMODELING, LLC GENERAL CONTRACTING & CONSTRUCTION

35/hr

$

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Block Walls • Stucco Repairs • BBQ • Fireplace Concrete • Ret-Walls Flower Beds • Iron Gates

Don’t be left in the Dark Call Jeff

480-437-1411

FIND Cars, JOBS,Real estate And MORE EVERY WEEK in the classifieds SECTION

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FLOORING

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Over 30 Years Experience! Licensed & Bonded ROC 216432

Desert Hills Resident

602-350-5122

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480-235-6101

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sports updates

granite/rock

AND more!

HAULING

Desert Hills Landscape Hauling Best Price & Value!

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www.landscapehauling.com

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Garage doors

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LANDSCAPING GRANITE AND BOULDERS FOR HOME, BUSINESS OR DELEVOPMENTS

Anthem Approved! New River Cobble Source

46211 N. Black Canyon Hwy.

Jody’s Trucking “Delivering Rock Solid Quality Service” • Granite • ABC • Sand •River Rock • Fill Dirt • Boulders • Arena Sand • Rip Rap

602-481-6481 Buck@Jodystrucking.com

3 miles North at Anthem on I-17 east side frontage road

602.629.1000

Home IMPROVEMENT

Improvements

•Custom Homes •Renovations •Additions •Garages •Carports •Kitchens •Baths •Patios •Wood Decks

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enson Jorg Home

General Remodeling & Repair Contractor

ROC# 268397 K-11

www.affordable-help.com

HANDYMAN

GENERAL CONTRACTING

Licensed-Bonded-Insured

(480) 720-0233

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computers

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February 22, 2012

we accept all major credit cards NOT A LICENSED CONTRACTOR

480- 5 8 4 - 2983

Like us on facebook for local news, live sports updates AND more! house cleaning SANDRA’S

A Quality, Detailed Cleaning Service Base boards, blinds, shutters, ceiling fans, cabinets, light fixtures cleaned, vacuuming of furniture etc.. Everything included in one basic price. Move In & Move Out, One Time Cleaning, Weekly, Bi-Weekly & Monthly. Servicing Anthem to Cave Creek, New River, N. Scottsdale & beyond

Bonded & Insured

Call Sandra 480-807-0022 Cell 480-707-8610

KIWEE’S

CLEANING COMPANY “Let Us Do The Dirty Work For You”

We work hard to earn Your business and even HARDER to keep it! Weekly – Bi-Weekly Monthly –Move-Ins and Move-Outs

Jody’s

602-290-3294 “Delivering Rock kiweescleaning.com

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Private Independent Contractor

Jami (602) 558-8158 Christy (602) 516-6866

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house cleaning

landscaping

landscaping

landscaping

M&H

Sprinkler Repair Landscape & Maintenance

Natural Choice Landscaping, LLC

Landscaping

Licensed • Bonded • Insured

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602.403.9674 Manuel Olguin

•Affordable Same Day Service •Dependable •Guaranteed •12 Years Experience

“No Job To Big Or Small”

602-330-6965 • Convert to LEDs and Save $$ • Low Voltage Lighting Specialist •Clean-Ups •Irrigation Repairs

Cleaning

15 Years Experience References Available!

623-465-0952 www.mikescreativescapes.com

One-Time Cleaning Weekly • Bi-Weekly • Monthly Move-In /Move-Out

Lilly’s Landscape

landscape CONSTRUCTION

Mike’s

Cell: 360.708.6593

Mike Potter

Wall to wall, We do it all!

Roc 229421 Licensed • Bonded • Insured

• General Contracting Landscaping/Hardscaping M&J General Contracting

ROC 150017, 203168 Bonded & Insured

480.575.7197 Not a licensed contractor

Jennifer Wall

GREAT HOUSE CLEANING

KEYS to the DESERT Locksmith

The thorough detailed cleaning you are looking for.

20 YEARS EXPERIENCE SATISFACTION GUARANTEED!

Anthem, Tramonto, Desert Hills, Carefree, Cave Creek, North Scottsdale

602-349-0577

landscaping

IDDINGS & SONS Customer Satisfaction And Attention to Detail Guaranteed!! • 20 Years Experience • Arizona Native • Anthem Resident • Owner Operated • Irrigation Specialist • Maintenance Expert • One Time Clean Ups • Tree Trimming • Routine Maintenance • FREE ESTIMATES

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602-434-2846

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LANDSCAPING INC

Designing and Maintaining

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602-334-5093

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623-465-2546 623-297-7584

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623-385-5352

alldesertlandscape.com COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL

plumbing PEST CONTROL

Also All Phases of Pest Control Services Including: Africanized Bees • Roaches Wasps •Spiders • Crickets Pack Rats Pigeon Control • Scorpions Ants • Ticks

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Tree Trimming & Landscape

classified SECTION!

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ALL DESERT

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Pamela

Owner/Operator

Locally owned & operated in Cave Creek, AZ

Bonded, Insured & Licensed #ROC166390

EVERY WEEK in the

602.214.8224

Specializing in Quality Termite Control

• Landscape Lighting

• Monthly Maintenance • All Tree Removal • Desert Landscape Rock • One-Time Cleanups • Dead Wooding & Pruning • Concrete Walks & Patios

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Not A Licensed Contactor

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pet sitting

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• Pavers, BBQ, Fireplaces

• Design, Installation, Remodels

painting

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Interior/Exterior Pressure Washing Cabinet & Decorative Finishing 30 Years Experience Free Estimates licensed • bonded • insured ROC 181287

602.809.2327

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pools

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Scrap metal

Scrap Man FREE Pick Up of anything metal We also pick up the following:

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24/7 Emergency

Service

Cars, JOBS

ROOFING

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www.ProSkillPlumbing.com

Water Heaters

Water Treatment

50 Gallon Bradford White Gas Water Heater

$599

.00

Installed Plus Tax

50 Gallon Bradford White Electric Water Heater

$550

.00

Installed Plus Tax

623-551-PIPE

roc # 254779 • Licensed, Bonded & Insured

(7473)

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water HAULING Call

Pete!

ROBERT

LEILER

leak Detection

rEPAIR SPECIALIST

ROOFING

in the classifieds SEPTIC REPAIRS

Your Local Contractor Since 1983 Robert Leiler

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$899.00

Installed Plus Tax* *Installed to exsisting loop

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Yearly R.O. Filter Change & Service*

*Most systems, membrane not included

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roc # 254779 • Licensed, Bonded & Insured

(7473)

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Professional Water Treatment Services starting at

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pools

Transportation

ULTIMATE POOL S E RV IC E

Reliable and Dependable Weekly Pool Service and Repairs

OWNER/OPERATED For 22 Years Call Tim at

623-297-7581

wells & pumps

Clack WS-1 32,000 Grain Water Softener

We’ve been making it better for over 50 years.

Real estate

(7473)

roc # 254779 • Licensed, Bonded & Insured

SOMETHING?

water treatment

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February 22, 2012

classifieds

Please visit our website at www.thefoothillsfocus.com to place your classified. Rate for classifieds are $.50 per word 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 are accepted over the phone.

Notices **BIG BUG TOURS.COM Metal Detecting/ Gold Pan Classes $35 928-308-1411 BarbWire 928-710-0397 Tumbleweed Looking for ladies who would like to play cards and/or mahjong. 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 Spring is coming and so are the critters. Call New River Recycle. We come pick up at NO CHARGE. We take just about anything. Old washer/dryers, AC, water bladders, fencing, barn roofing, any kind of metal. Will pay some cash for old cars and batteries. Please call for your pick up. 602-920-4989 or 480-325-2905. Leave message we will get back to you. IF YOU USED YAZ/YAZMIN / Ocella Birth Control pills OR NuvaRING Vaginal Ring contraceptive between 2001 and the present and developed blood clots, suffered a stroke, heart attack or required gall bladder removal you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727. Adoptions ADOPTION. Energetic, fun-loving, welleducated couple looking to adopt a newborn child from a caring birth mother. Expenses paid. Call Stefanie & Kevin 1-866-816-3251. ADOPT. A loving couple wishes to provide a happy and secure home for your baby. Legal/Confidential. Expenses paid. Please call Kathy & Chris 1-877-274-5156 / cnkadoption.com. Adult Care Wildflower Senior Assisted Home,LLC is a residential care home catering to “LADIES ONLY” Located in N.Phx (85085) in the beautiful Sonoran Foothills just south of Carefree Highway & east of I-17. Wildflower is owned & managed by an RN. Please visit our website @ www. WildflowerSeniorAssistedHome.com or call Karen @ 602 697-8220 Senior caregiver; personal quality care for the elderly needing assistance in their home. Wide range of services from personal care & meal preparation to doctor’s appointments & personal outings. Many years of experience including Alzheimer & dementia care. Mary 602-214-6104 Appliances I will pick up your old appliances for free. Refrigerators/Ovens/Washer Dryers/Water Heaters. Any appliances. Call 623-465-9427 ATV/Cycle/Etc 2001 Harley Davidson FXDWG, Dyna

Wide Glide. 32,000 one owner miles, factory serviced since new. Excellent condition. Extra chrome. $6500 firm. No free rides, serious inquiries only. 623-551-6071 2003 Yamaha 100 V-twin Custom. 15K miles. Customized – many extras. Must see. $7900 obo. 602-750-5047 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 Autos 1964 to 1972 classic sports car, muscle car wanted by private party running or not. 480-518-4023 FinancIAL SERVICES

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. WIN or Pay Nothing! Start Your Application In Under 60 Seconds. Call Today! Contact Disability Group, Inc. Licensed Attorneys & BBB Accredited. Call 888-859-3767. EVER CONSIDER a Reverse Mortgage? At least 62 years old? Stay in your home & increase cash flow! Safe & Effective! Call Now for your FREE DVD! Call Now 888-785-5939. Help Wanted Dependable Highway Express. Owner Operators & Company Drivers, Cl “A”, 7 to 11 Western States. Clean DMV preferred, 18 months exp, Hazmat endorsments helpful. Ask about our Sign On Bonus. Call Jamie: 888-434-3669 OR 323-526-2222 #4045 Drivers - Teams: $5,000 Team Sign-On Bonus when you team drive for Werner Enterprises! Call Now for details! 1-888567-3101 Individual with Pool Maintenance Experience needed to work in Pool Supply store at I-17 & Carefree Hwy. Must be able to work weekends. Email resume to brenda@ emeraldpoolandspa.com or fax to 623-780-0465.

CAREGIVERS NEEDED

EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINE. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SHEV certified. Call 888-216-1541. www. CenturaOnline.com.

Misc Wanted Wanted: CASH PAID for guns, wagon wheels, wagons, anvils, wooden barrels, western antiques. 623-742-0369 602-214-5692

ALLIED HEALTH career training. Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 800481-9409. www.CenturaOnline.com. Livestock & Supplies Will trade roofing work for 2-4 horse gooseneck trailer.  Licensed contractor.  602-616-9753

Big Screen TVs, as is, 41”-100” HD TV’s, Statewide pick up. Quick response. Bob 602-271-4461

ADVERTISE YOUR JOB Opening in 87 AZ newspapers. Reach over 1 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: www.classifiedarizona.com.

Saddle & Tack Repairs. Western & English plus Racing saddle too. 30 years exp. BuySell-Trade. 23yrs same location. Circle Mtn Rd & 18th St. 623-465-7286

REMEMBER TO ADOPT! Maricopa County Animal Care and Control 602- 506-PETS. www.pets.maricopa.gov

PUT YOUR TAX REFUND TO WORK for you!!! Careers starting in as little as 4 weeks! $35-40k per year. Call Southwest Truck Driving Training. 602-352-0704 (Located in Phoenix).

English Saddle – Spring Seat 16in and pad. Made in Crosbey England, Mark V11 Comander, excellent condition. $350. Call Arline 623-465-7397

Full Time or Part Time Experience Desired But Will Train also Carefree Homecare 25 Easy St. Suite – C, Carefree, AZ

480-488-1954

Send Resume to: bob@carefreehomecare.com

SEE YOURSELF earning 6 figures? Our top earners do! We can help you get there. Family-owned AZ based trucking company looking for Owner Operators with/without equipment. Great freight, newer fleet, 24hr driver support w/competitive pay, benefits package. 877-207-4662.

HOME FURNISHINGS Dining room table,4 side & 2 arm chairscherry finish/tradional styling. table 64” x 42” & 2 leaves, 12” each extending table to 88”. cream chair pads, excellent condition. Anthem location. tele. 623-594-2860 Like new queen size sofa bed w/ matching ottoman. $350. 623-551-1715 Instruction AIRLINES ARE HIRING. Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-5370.

LUV SHACK RANCH 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-SPONSOR-ADOPT! 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 MISC. 1940 Zenith Radio Console model 10-S452, Excellent condition $500. or best offer 623-551-3327 Cushman Golf Cart, good condition, batteries getting weak $300. Obo 623-465-8279 20in Hyper Insight recumbent bike, 21 speed, perfect condition $175. 623-465-8279 I will pick up your old appliances for free. Refrigerators/Ovens/Washer Dryers/Water Heaters. Any appliances. Call 623-465-9427 English Saddle – Spring Seat 16in and pad. Made in Crosbey England, Mark V11 Comander, excellent condition. $350. Call Arline 623-465-7397

Pets & Supplies 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 Pet Care and Sitting Services. We can help with all your pet’s needs! Dog Walking and Training. Cat, Bird, Beast or Fowl! Bonded and Insured. Visit us at KatManDogExpress.com 623-582-6633 SALES & INSTALLATION. Authorized dealer for: Pioneer, Sony, Rockford Fosgate, Air & Train Horns and lots more !!! Streetfighter Motorsports 602-493-2190 Spring is coming and so are the critters. Call New River Recycle. We come pick up at NO CHARGE. We take just about anything. Old washer/dryers, AC, water bladders, fencing, barn roofing, any kind of metal. Will pay some cash for old cars and batteries. Please call for your pick up. 602-920-4989 or 480-325-2905. Leave message we will get back to you. Dave’s Mobile Trailer Service Inspect / Repair / Replace - Grease Seals, Bearings, Magnets, Brakes & Weld & Electrical Repairs. www.davesmobiletrailerservice.com 602-361-6551 Carpet, Vinyl, Laminate, Installations and Repairs. Quality Work, Reasonable Rates, Free Estimates. Lots of Experience. Call Jerry at 602-373-3556 Desertscape Nursery 623-492-0799 Sporting Goods Guns: 12GA side x side shot guns 4 each $399ea. Dennis 602-579-9954

Real estate Commercial Property C-3 For Lease approx. 850 to 3000 sqft. Was Riverside Food Mart in the New River Plaza. Very reasonable to match economic times. 46639 N Black Canyon Hwy. Frontage Road. 623-640-7978 Manufactured Homes NEW 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath DOUBLEWIDE - CAVCO Durango Factory Order. Full Drywall.

Hardwood Cabinets -

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