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Cave Creek preps for annual rodeo MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

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The annual Fiesta Days Rodeo returns Friday - Sunday at Cave Creek Memorial Arena with performances at 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The annual Fiesta Days Rodeo returns to Cave Creek with action set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Cave Creek Memorial Arena. “Cowboys are a different kind of extreme athlete,” Bill Buckles, one of the event’s organizers said. “You have your roping event guys, which are more finesse, but then you’ve got the rough and tumble guys too. They’re a bunch of good athletes. In some events you’ve got man against beast and then in others you’ve got man working with beast. That’s what attracts me to it, the events

where you get to see the level of horsemanship and training they’ve put into it.” The action gets under way at 7 p.m. Friday with a theme of Tough Enough to Wear Pink, an evening in support of the fight against breast cancer. Following the rodeo action there will be a dance at Harold’s Corral both Friday and Saturday night. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday with the Fiesta Days Parade. At 2 p.m. the festivities shift to Cave Creek Memorial Arena, located at 37201 N. 28th St. in Cave Creek, for Mutton Bustin’ as children will get their chance to prove their skills riding sheep.

The top 10 finishers will advance to Sunday’s finale. The professionals return in the evening for the second rodeo session at 7 p.m. “We’ve got 90 or so barrel racers, 60 bull riders, 28 calf ropers, 35-40 team ropers, Buckles said. “All told we’ll have a couple hundred competitors. This year we’ve also got a different stock contractor that is among the best in the country. We’ve also upgraded some things at the arena by adding a couple hundred tons of sand. We’re getting most of the good cowboys.”

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Arizona Game and Fish celebrates outdoors MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s will conduct its annual Outdoor Expo from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. In an age where there’s at least a perception that technology and other distractions are lending to more urban lifestyles Arizona Game and Fish’s Tom Cadden said the expo has seen impressive growth over the years. “We did our first one back in 2004 and we drew about 1,000 people and had a dozen vendors,” he said. “This last year we drew more than 37,000 people and had 150 exhibitors.” Cadden said the premise for

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the free event is simple. “We conduct the expo to give people the opportunity to learn about wildlife and all the outdoor recreation activities available to them,” he said. “Arizona is a state with amazing natural resources and some fantastic opportunities. If we can expose people to these type of activities we’re going to gain new people that appreciate and love the outdoors.” Some of the new additions to this year’s event include a short driving course where people can take a test drive with a jeep. Cadden said the event’s boat show also has expanded. “We’ll also have an ATV simulator where people can experience a demo of places to ride and get tips on riding responsibly,” he said. Among the returning favorites

are opportunities to try archery, and two huge fish tanks where kids can experience fishing. For a nominal fee, the cost of ammunition, attendees also can try their marksmanship with a variety of firearms. Other popular attractions include live wildlife exhibits, camping demos along with exhibitors including outdoor organizations, government agencies and vendors of outdoor products and services. Arizona Cowboy Mountain Shooters association will have two days of competition on horseback for those interested in watching the sport. Along with experiencing activities and having a chance to buy products there will be numerous presentations on a variety of topics from venomous reptiles and birds of prey, to

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department is hosting its annual Outdoor Expo on Saturday and Sunday at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility.

how to fillet a fish, improving archery skills or hunting with the aid of horses. “We do some surveying of people that attend each year and we do get quite a good number

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Carefree residens are expected to turn out to participate in the 21st annual Foothills Walk for the Hungry. This year’s event, set for 2 p.m., Sunday, starts at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church. “We usually have the Mayor of Cave Creek or Carefree get us started,” event organizer Karen Pelatt said. “We have a band that performs. It’s an all ages event with everything from moms pushing strollers to one year we had a woman with a walker. We don’t set a financial threshold that we’re determined to reach. Whatever people are able to give we’re happy to accept and all of the proceeds go to help worthy charities.” The charities the free event supports include the Foothills Food Bank and Wheat (World Hunger, Education, Advocacy, and Training Organization). This year the proceeds also will go toward funding a well in Tanzania through the Bega Kwa Bega (Shoulder to Shoulder) project. Pelatt said it takes somewhere between $2,000 – 4,000 to build a well. “We take clean water for granted,” she said. “How many long showers do we take? There are people in countries around the globe that don’t have clean drinking water, or water to bathe

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Chad Martin, a north Scottsdale resident, who has been coming to the Fiesta Days Rodeo since 2006, views the event as a homecoming. “I usually have friends and family out to cheer me on,” said the bull rider. When I’m getting ready to compete I kind of zone out. You’re in your own world, but after you ride you definitely notice the crowd. The crowds in Cave Creek have always been pretty good. It’s a lot of fun to compete there. I’ve placed in Cave Creek. I’ve never won, but we’re going to change that around.” Now 26, Martin has spent eight years as a professional bull rider. “It’s not as much a physical sport as it is a mental sport,” he said. “You know that you could end up at death’s door at any time. When you first start in the sport you’re scared to death. Now I’ve been doing it long enough where I’m fully focused on winning. A lot of it is about confidence. It’s all about believing in yourself.” Martin said that while he has suffered a litany of injuries over the years he still enjoys the sport. “I’ve busted my face, fractured a femur, ribs,” he said. “I haven’t been really badly injured. Most of the time I’ve only had to take off a month or so. It’s always tough after an injury to get back in the swing of things. It really

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just varies. You see some guys that are 50 plus that are still out here doing this. At least you know you get fed well in Cave Creek. It’s a tough sport. If you don’t do well you don’t bring home a paycheck so at least getting a good meal is nice.” The final rodeo session is set for 2 p.m. on Sunday, a performance called the Wrangler National Patriot Day in support of America’s wounded and fallen soldiers and their families. The day will get under way at noon with the mutton bustin finals. Martin said while last year’s rodeo was adversely affected by poor weather the hope is that the event will draw

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Cactus Shadows publications receive national awards STAFF REPORT

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced its top awards for scholastic publications at the 88th annual Scholastic Convention earlier this month. Two Cactus Shadows publications received Crowns – a Gold Crown for the Shadows literary magazine and a Silver Crown for the CS Press newspaper. 21 students from Cactus Shadows travelled to New York to receive the award and attend the annual convention. “I was so surprised that we won the Gold Crown,” said Joey Povinelli, an editor for the paper and treasurer for the literary magazine. “It’s an honor we weren’t expecting.”

This year 1,351 printed magazines, newspapers and yearbooks and 182 digital publications of the current CSPA members were eligible to enter the Crown Awards. Judging for printed publications took place at Columbia University from December 17-19, 2011 by the Board of Crown Judges. Publications were judged on writing/editing, design, content, concept, photography, art and graphics. Thirteen digital news, 16 magazines, 11 newspapers, 22 yearbooks received Gold Crown Awards while 122 other publications received the second highest CSPA award, known as the Silver Crown. Gold Crowns have been presented annually since 1983, and Silver Crowns have been given since 1984.

Cactus Shadows is the only high school in Arizona to receive a Crown award. “I’m very proud of our publication and winning the Silver Crown two years in a row,” said Sierra Ochoa, Editor in Chief. “It just makes the desire to win gold even stronger.” The literary magazine and newspaper are produced entirely by students at Cactus Shadows High School. Funds for the costs associated with the newspaper and book are raised by the students as well. The CSPA is an international student press association uniting student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges and award programs.

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The Black Canyon City Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring “Music in the Mountain”, a Centennial Music Festival at 2 p.m., April 14 at Kid Chilleens Steakhouse. The outdoor event will be in celebration of the beautiful Bradshaw Mountain that envelope the area along with the Centennial birthday of Arizona. The event is held to raise funds for the non-profit organization and the majority of the funds are

utilized to maintain the Visitors Center at Harmil Plaza. Cost is $10 for an adult and $5 for a child up to age 15. Five and under are free. The line up of musicians is varied to appeal to families during the day and adults at night wanting to dance under the stars. Live bands include “The Boys of Old Country and Blue Grass Music”, gospel and folk band “KandK Band”, “Copper Skies”, a two man guitar group singing favorites

from the 70s local favorite “Route 66” playing light rock and the blues, and ending the night with “Return to Custody” a local group playing their own harder rock and roll songs along with the blues. Food vendors will sell items such as Indian Fry Bread and hotdogs. Kid Chillens will also have a full bar outdoors. Local artists and vendors will be selling their items as well. For questions call the Visitors Center at 623-374-9797.

Cave Creek teen competes for Miss Teen Phoenix STAFF REPORT

Hadja Stringfellow of Cave Creek was recently selected to participate in the 2012 Miss Teen Phoenix/Tucson pageant competition that will take place on Sunday. Stringfellow learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local Phoenix/Tucson area. Stringfellow submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year’s Phoenix/

Tucson Pageant Coordinator. She will be competing, for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. Stringfellow will be competing in the Miss Teen division, one of four divisions that will have young ladies ages of 7 and 19 competing in modeling routines, which include casual wear and formal wear. Most important, she will display her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year’s Phoenix/Tucson judging panel. Personality is the

number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition. If Hadja were to win the title of Miss Teen Phoenix/Tucson, she would represent Phoenix/ Tucson and the surrounding communities at the National Competition that will take place in Orlando, Florida. Any business, organization, or private individual who may be interested in becoming a sponsor to Hadja may contact the Miss Teen Phoenix/Tucson pageant coordinator, at 1-800-279-0976.


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Boulder Creek finds stride MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

The Boulder Creek Jaguars seem to have found their stride. Heading into the 2012 season veteran coach Joe McDonald acknowledged that while his squad would be a senior laden team, it was one that might require a learning curve with a new cast of varsity players coming off a 33-6 season. After opening the season at 4-5-1 the Jaguars have rattled off eight wins in their last nine games including a 6-1 mark in the Coach Bob National Invitational. The spring break event, which draws teams from around the Western United States, is named in honor of the Jaguars late assistant coach, who died last March at the age of 90. A day after Boulder Creek’s lone loss in the tournament, a 4-3 defeat at the hands of highly touted Broken Arrow, a program from Oklahoma, the Jaguars defeated Liberty Christian, a program from Texas, 8-4 Friday in the first of two games. In his first start of the season senior Chase Wagner settled in after a two-run first inning to give up just one hit over his final four innings of work, yielding two hits total, with three walks while striking out four. “Well, I felt pretty good,” Wagner said. “And we’re really starting to play well as a team. We hit the ball hard. You eventually expect that they’re going to start falling in there.” While Wagner was pitching well the Jaguars offense struggled early, with only three hits through the first five innings. “Their first kid kept us off balance,” McDonald said. “He was quick pitching us. When they went with a reliever I thought we were patient and swung at good pitches. It was a good approach at the plate.” As well as Wagner was pitching Liberty Christian’s Jordan Parker was also throwing well for the visiting Warriors (12-9-1), who led 4-3 going into the bottom of the sixth inning. Defensive miscues allowed Liberty Christian to scratch across runs, in both the third and the fifth innings. In the fifth

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Cactus Shadows hosts home boulder creek from page 7 a fielding error and a throwing “That time I was sitting fastball run derby for charity error set up Carson Dowdle, and hit it pretty well.” STAFF REPORT

The Cactus Shadows baseball and softball programs are hosting the inaugural Homeruns for Hunger benefit beginning at 10 a.m., April 7 on the Cactus Shadows High School baseball field. The entry fee for the homerun derby will be five food items. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Foothills Food Bank in Cave Creek. The items the food bank is asking for include peanut butter and jelly, juice, powdered milk, sugar, dried beans, pasta sauce, pastaroni, rice-a-roni, boxed potato sides and boxed rice sides, toiletries and bars of soap along with diapers. The derby will be broken down into four age categories. From 10 – 11 a.m. ages 14-17 will get a chance to compete.

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who got Liberty Christian’s lone hit after the first inning, a twoout double to center that plated a run. Boulder Creek had single runs in the first, third and fourth. In the fourth they manufactured a run with junior Garrett Grant reaching first on a dropped third strike, a sacrifice bunt by sophomore Joey Covert moving him to second, a stolen base and then a sacrifice fly by senior Jacob Chiesa bringing in the run. Down 4-3 entering the bottom of the sixth the Jaguars got to Denton Martin of the Warriors. With one out Chiesa drew a walk, starting a run of eight straight hitters to reach base. Sophomore Vince Montana drew his team even with a single to right field. Wagner would then follow with an RBI single to right before senior shortstop West Tunnell broke things open with a triple to center field. “The first time I faced him he got in on me and kind of surprised me,” Tunnell said.

The five-run sixth gave Chiesa, who pitched a scoreless sixth and seventh the win. Tunnell said he likes the way his team is playing. “We’re playing hard,” he said. “We lost to Broken Arrow, but they’re ranked eighth in the nation and we were right there with them. You can’t win all the one-run games. We’re just working to get better and we try to be real positive.” In their second game on Friday the Jaguars defeated Moorpark, from California, by a 4-2 margin. On Saturday they made it four wins in two days with a 4-3 win over Air Academy from Colorado and a 3-2 win over Juneau-Douglas from Alaska. In the win over Air Academy the Jaguars were extended to 13 innings before pulling out the victory. “I like what we’re doing,” McDonald said. “I think things are starting to slow down for our newcomers. We’re getting contributions from a lot of different people.” The Jaguars continued play in the tournament on Tuesday against Pueblo West, from Colorado (results were unavailable at press time). Today they have a double header with games against Chaparral, from

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Colorado at noon and Lake Oswego from Oregon at 3 p.m. The event continues with a 9 a.m. matchup against Green Mountain from Colorado on Thursday. Wagner said he has a theory on his team’s improved play. “I think we’ve learned to relax,” he said. “Baseball is a game about dealing with failure. They say at the Major League level you’re a great player if you get three hits in 10 tries. That’s failing 70 percent of the time. If you can learn to deal with that and keep working you have a chance to be successful.” At Cactus Shadows the Falcons (5-8) returned to the field Tuesday for their first game since a 4-2 win over Pinnacle on March 21. The win stopped a rough stretch for the Falcons who had gone 1-8 after starting the season 3-0. Tuesday’s game saw first-year Falcons coach Gaetano Gianni facing off against the program he started, Notre Dame Prep (results unavailable at press time). The rest of the week includes a home game against Littleton, out of Colorado today, and a road game at Paradise Valley on Thursday.

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Government is the disease not the cure Last week when I pointed out that our government leaders continue to dig an ever increasing black hole of debt that this country may never recover from, a reader wrote in stating that without the efforts of the government, the U.S. would have gone into a depression. Of course, those in favor of massive government spending always fall back on this futile argument. Maybe people believe this because he or she benefits from tax payer funds or maybe it is just because he or she is towing the party line or more probable because he or she just does not have the right facts. I know it is easy to read some of the reports on how the economy is improving (again) and then associate that improvement with all of the government spending. But to do that would be a mistake. First of all, as I have

repeatedly shown, regardless of what report, whether it be unemployment, housing, or GDP, the U.S. government is fudging the figures as badly as some third world dictatorship or China for that matter. It is also a mistake to think that we avoided a depression. To those that have lost a job, significant income, a home, or tens of thousands in home equity, things look pretty depressed. Plus if we define a depression as a period of time when the average standard of living declines significantly, then I believe we are in a depression now. Just ask the guy or gal who four years ago was making $70,000 a year, but who now has a $12 an hour job working 30 hours a week with no benefits which equals less than $20,000 a year. It also equals a depression for him or her. Plus, the nearly 50 million people on food stamps probably do not think we avoided a depression. And, if all the government spending did keep us out of a depression (as defined by an economics book),

it is only for a short while. In other words, the massive money printing is only putting off the inevitable. I also just read a report that showed the median net worth of a U.S. citizen is $6,000. This means that half of all Americans have a net worth under $6,000. Of course, that is not the direct fault of the government, but it is a result of a government whose policies are aimed at encouraging consumption, instead of increasing production. For nearly 30 years, we, as a country have been consuming more than we produce. And sadly that way of life can only go on for just so long. At some point, the individual and the country runs out of savings and must start accumulating debt in order to maintain the lifestyle it has become accustomed. This leveraged lifestyle can sustain itself for a time and even give the impression that the economy is healthy. But, make no mistake, spending more that you make either individually or as a company or as a country

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consumption should not happen until there is an excess. That’s how it has always been, at least before there was credit. Smart and responsible use of credit has it benefits. Tragically, there has been such massive misuse of credit that we are now so far over leveraged that there is no way to pay off the debt. For far too long both individually and collectively as a nation, we have confused consumption of “things” bought on credit as wealth. And now, in a time of unprecedented debt, our government continues to spend money it does not have while it encourages the public to do the same. Instead, both should be cutting expenses to the bone. Of course, that is hard to do when we have a government and a society that believes spending is a virtue. I believe that all of the government spending will ultimately be the undoing of

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community events FUNDRAISER/BENEFIT Foothills taste treat aids Caring Corps The Foothills Caring Corps will host the 8th annual Taste of the Foothills celebration and cashing and caring event from 5 – 8 p.m., Thursday at El Pedregal. Participating restaurants include Bryan’s Black Mountain Barbeque, Café Bink, Carefree Sation, El Encanto, Firecreek Coffee, Latilla at the Boulders, Harold’s Corral and Venues Café. The Cash & Caring benefit raffle drawing will be held throughout the evening when three winners will receive cash prizes. A live auction and game of chances prize board drawings will also take place. Cash & Caring raffle tickets are on sale now, and at the event, and cost $100 each, three for $275 or eight for $500. Participants need not be present to win. Proceeds will benefit the Foothills Caring Corps, a volunteer based service organization whose primary mission is to promote independence and enhance the quality of life for older residents in the northeast Valley. Admission to the event is free. Attendees are encouraged to support the evening with the purchase of raffle tickets or

participation in the other fund raising opportunities at the event. RSVP is recommended. For information or raffle tickets, call 480-488-1105 or visit foothillscaringcorps.com. Cave Creek bull riding event supports Team W.I.S.H. The Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse will host the third annual Bulls 4 Boobs fundraiser through the finale on Friday in Cave Creek. Team W.I.S.H. has set a goal of raising $20,000 toward helping fund breast cancer research, provide educational information and fund programs needed to defeat the disease. Team members will stand between the live bull ride and the product table selling pink ribbon items, collecting donations and will conduct a silent auction each Friday night. Autographed Arizona Cardinal pink baseball caps by coach Ken Whisenhunt, defensive coordinator Ray Horton and Hall of Famer Russ Grimm a pair of Simpson NASCAR gloves signed by Jeff Burton are among some of the items that will be auctioned off. This year there will also be a

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programs. In its first three years the event has raised more than $75,000. The evening includes live music, auctions, dancing, prizes and raffles. Each table is designed with a theme by the people seated at it. The guests dress to match the theme of their table. Attendees bring their own picnic dinner. Participants will vote on the most creative tables and costumes while silent auctions help raise funds. Entertainment is provided by local band The Spin. Tickets for the 2012 Picnic Under The Stars are $35 apiece or $350 for a table of 10. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For information, contact Jon Meyers at 623-205-5608 or visit www.acnv.org. To purchase tickets calling 623-516-2268 or email Becky at bkmacmillan@qwest.net. Trail Run aids purchase of land trust The 3rd annual Cave Creek Trail Run will take place at 7 a.m., April 7 in Cave Creek. The event raises funds for the purchase of 4,000 acres of Sonoran Desert lands surrounding Cave Creek. Along with raising funds the event is designed to raise awareness of the region’s beauty. The race includes a 2K Kid’s fun run, a 5K Run/Walk and a 10K Run. The 10K run starts at 7 a.m., with the kid’s race starting at 7:10 a.m. and the 5K

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for bikers, families, road weary travelers and barbeque enthusiasts, turns 25 years old on April 7th. More than 250,000 guests have enjoyed this monthly event and to celebrate this milestone, Rock Springs Café is hosting a Hog  Hollering Contest offering prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the Hottest Hogs-N-Heat 25th Anniversary Celebration. All you can eat

barbeque chicken, beef and pulled pork with all the fixin’s is just $12 and kids under 10 years of age eat for free. Kids activities include a Pie Eating Contest, Face Painting and a Balloon Artist. Live bands kick off the celebration at 1 p.m. with the last tune played at 11 p.m. Rock Springs Café is located off of I-17 at exit 242; 35769 South Old Black Canyon Highway, Rock Springs, Arizona. For information go to rockspringscafe.com or by friending them Facebook. PERFORMANCES Promusica performs Pirates of Penzance Promusica Arizona will perform the concert version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance at 7:30 p.m., April 20 and April 21 and 4 p.m. on April 22 at the Boulder Creek High School Performing Arts Center in Anthem. This production will include staging, costumes, special guest performers, and the ProMusica

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than later and more than less. And if the current administration gets its way, they will be taxing one sector of the economy in order to redistribute wealth to another. This has never worked (except for obtaining votes) and will not produce any net economic benefit. To think that taking money from Citizen Peter and giving it to Citizen Paul improves, the outlook for both assumes that the government knows the best way to allocate resources. But everything I have ever seen tells me that this is not so. Solyndra comes to mind. For those that read this column regularly you know I have often made the comparison between drug addiction and an economy that is reliant on government stimulus. As with drug addiction, an economy builds up a tolerance. Each time the government successively stimulates with printed money or deficit spending, larger doses are needed to achieve the same result. Remember, the crash of 2008 was a result of one

government stimulus after another. The sad truth is that breaking an addiction is never easy and breaking free of government spending is not going to be pretty. However, the result of not changing our ways will be many times more painful. Like each addict must do, our government must admit its mistakes and then go in a completely different direction. This change in direction does not require any action from the government except to simply get out of the way. Of course, it would also be helpful if it removed as many regulations and taxes as possible. As I have stated many times, the same experts who did not see the 2008 financial crisis coming are also the ones that now fail to do what it takes for a long-term viable solution. And because there is failure to do what is necessary, we all are assured more pain ahead. The truth is that no real economic growth or job creation is going to occur until the failed

policies of both Obama and Bush are reversed. Running up the deficit in the short-run will not grow the economy, but will merely dig it into a deeper hole. Lastly, I’d like to remind all those that think government spending is the answer that Federal spending totaled nearly $11 trillion in Obama’s first 3 years. You do not need to be a Harvard economist (or attorney) to figure out this massive increase in Federal spending has done little to help thecitizens of the U.S. Because of all of this insane spending (of money we do not have), my fear is that the second Great Depression was not avoided, it was delayed. And to make matters worse, we are one failed Treasury auction away from a currency crisis. Robert Holt, CDPE/SFR of The [HOLT] Group, RE/MAX Sonoran Hills. For info, visit TheHoltGroupAZ. com or call 623-748-9583 and tell us your thoughts.

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Holiday Roundup New River Kiwanis celebrate Easter The Kiwanis Club of New River will host its annual spring games and egg hunt at 10 a.m., Saturday at Kiwanis Community Park in New River. The event is open to ages 3 to 10. The park is located north of New River Road off of 15th Avenue at 48606 N. 17th Avenue. Spur Cross Cowboy Church hosts Easter celebration Spur Cross Cowboy Church will have a 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Easter services, April 8, at the chapel at Pioneer Living History Museum located at 3901 W. Pioneer Road, just west of I-17 at exit 225. Coffee and Easter egg hunts will follow the 7:30 a.m., outdoor service and the 9:30 a.m. service will feature the Spur Cross Cowboy Church choir. There is no charge.


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Special rules for suing shipping companies H a v e you ever r e a d the fine print on shipping documents when you WILLIAMS send a box through UPS or FedEx? Neither do I. Have you ever heard of something called the Carmack Amendment? Until recently, neither had I. If you ship something across a state line, then federal law governing common carriers applies. This law, known as the Carmack Amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act, does a few important things. 49 U.S.C. § 14706. It limits the shipping company’s liability and the consumer’s remedies if the property is shipped by ground transportation. However, it can also apply when a consumer’s package is lost or damaged when the package was shipped

on an airplane. The first and perhaps most important thing the Carmack Amendment does is limit what lawyers call standing. If you go to Aleesha’s Shipping and Packing and send something from Arizona to Oklahoma by UPS, then you likely cannot successfully sue UPS if your package it is lost or damaged. Your lawsuit probably can only be against Aleesha’s Shipping and Packing. There is a public policy behind this law. If only the person (or business) who is “entitled to recover under the receipt or bill-of-lading” is allowed to file a lawsuit for loss, damage or delay, then the company doing the shipping will not be required to pay more than once for a problem shipment. 49 U.S.C. § 14706(a)(1). There is a body of case law supporting these concepts going back to 1913. The second main thing the Carmack Amendment does is

allow the shipping company to limit its liability to the declared value of the package. 49 U.S.C. § 14706(c)(1)(A). Some shipping companies have a contract limiting their liability for lost or damaged packages to $100 unless the consumer declares a value on the package in a higher amount. These limitations of

liability provisions often are called a “tariff,” which is a very confusing name because they really have nothing to do with a tax imposed on imported goods. Like any contract, you will probably be held to terms and conditions of any shipping agreements, whether you read them or not. As with anything in

life, most things tend to go fairly well but sometimes mistakes and other bad things happen. Just be careful before you ship anything that cannot be replaced. Judge Gerald Williams is the presiding justice of the peace for the Northwest Regional Court Center. His column appears monthly in The Foothills Focus.

Romney must change perception of his fiscal beliefs You’re Mitt Romney, and after six arduous — sometimes embarrassing — years of campaigning, the Republican presidential nomination, while still beyond your reach, may be finally in view. Just 16 months ago, before the formal campaign began, according to the trusted SHIELDS W a l l Street Journal-NBC News poll, Americans rated their feelings toward you more positively than negatively by 28 percent to 20 percent. Now that same survey finds your positive remains at 28 percent, while your negative personal number has nearly doubled to 39 percent. By way of comparison, at the same point in the 2008 campaign, the

eventual Democratic nominee, Barack Obama, then embroiled in a fierce contest with Hillary Clinton, received a positive personal rating from 49 percent and a negative from 34 percent. You’re Mitt Romney, and you know that no presidential nominee has ever won the White House with the kind of negative personal ratings you’re now getting, but you can take some comfort from the fact that no U.S. president, except the sainted Franklin Roosevelt, has ever won re-election with the unemployment numbers of the Obama administration. When asked in last month’s CNN/ORC survey whether Romney or Obama favors the rich, the middle class or the poor, the results were distressing for the GOP. Some 65 percent of voters believe Romney favors the rich to just 28 percent who see him favoring the middle class (a spacey 4 percent detect

a previously unnoticed Romney tilt to the poor.) The president was seen to be favoring the rich by 28 percent, the middle class by 40 percent and the poor by 32 percent. The March CBS-New York Times poll asked, “Do you think (Mitt Romney/Barack Obama) understands the needs and problems of people like you?” By a solid 55 percent to 42 percent score, voters believe the president understands their lives. Obama, it could be said, “feels their pain,” but not Mitt. Just 31 percent of those polled think Romney understands what they are going through daily, while 59 percent, nearly twice as many, see the Massachusetts Republican as failing to understand their needs and problems. Add to this lopsided majority of voters (77 percent) who find that “there is too much power in the hands of a few rich people and large corporations in the U.S.”

and (the 61 percent) who believe that “the economic system in this country unfairly favors the wealthy” over the 36 percent who think the system is “generally fair to most Americans.” So you’re Mitt Romney, and along comes the Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee, the man who the Wall Street Journal editorial page praises relentlessly as bold, courageous and intelligent. His name is Paul Ryan, and he has written a budget that while historically cutting healthcare and other special spending in its quest for fiscal solvency, would also cut the income tax rate of the richest Americans by at least 28.5 percent and extend the about-to-expire George W. Bush 2001 and 2003 tax-cuts at a cost to the Treasury of $5.4 trillion over the next decade. The average individual taxcut for struggling American millionaires, the same guys

with whom Romney and the Republicans are judged to be too chummy and/or subservient towards, would be a measly $150,000 a year. At the same time, the Ryan budget (which Romney has embraced) would cut in the next 10 years $770 billion in Medicaid spending and other programs for less affluent Americans. You’re Mitt Romney, and too many voters think you care too much about the rich and the powerful, and care and understand too little about their own struggles. You’re Mitt Romney and with friends like the bold Paul Ryan, your task just got a little tougher. To find out more about Mark Shields and read his past columns, visit the Creators Syndicate web page at www.creators.com.

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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 Becky Knorr from Smart Styles is now doing hair at Salon Eclectic. Please call 623-680-8231 for appt. GIRLS AGES 6-12 wanted for Baton Twirling Show Corps. Special 7 week clinic begins March 29th in Cave Creek. 602997-0522 Looking for ladies who would like to play cards and/or mahjong. 623-465-9317

Appliances GE Profile Refrigerator, Black side by side$400. Maytag Gemini Range,Black double oven-$400. Hotpoint microwave,black-&75 All in great condition! 623-465-4303 ATV/Cycle/Etc 2003 Yamaha 100 V-twin Custom. 15K miles. Customized – many extras. Must see. $7900 obo. 602-750-5047

GIRLS ages 6-12 wanted for Baton Twirling Show Corps. Special 7 week Clinic begins March 29th ar Black Mountain School. 602-997-0522

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

Al-anon Meetings in Anthem. Mondays 10:45am. St Rose Parish. 2825 W Rose Canyon Circle. S/W corner of Daisy Mtn & Meridian.

1964 to 1972 classic sports car, muscle car wanted by private party running or not. 480-518-4023

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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. Adoptions ADOPT: Loving couple wishes to adopt newborn into our home filled with happiness, security and endless love. Expenses paid. Please call Lisa & Frank 1-855-236-7812. Adult Care I am a Senior caregiver looking to give 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

DONATE YOUR CAR, truck or boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3-day vacation, tax deductible, free towing, all paperwork taken care of. 877-891-6755.

Flight Nurse for relocation assistance of your Loved One. Facility / Home / Hospital. In-State/Out-of-State/Abroad. Registered Nurse for Relocation, Vacation, Special Occasions. Fay Nichols RN, BSN 480-262-9915 nursetravelassist.com

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Administrative Assistant wanted at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church. Will manage the church office and interact with staff, members and the public in such a way as to sustain a professional Christian atmosphere. Responsibilities include: receptionist duties; maintain orderly records and files; design, prepare and duplicate church bulletins, newsletters and other publications; web posting and email; data entry; coordinate facilities use; general clerical work for multiple staff and volunteers; and enlist and oversee volunteers to assist in the preceding. Experience with MS Word, Publisher, Exel and Power point required. This is a part time position; days and hours are flexible up to 27 hours per week. Candidates may forward resumes to pastormike@ctlcarefree.org. Immediate openings for Accts. Receivable. A/R experience 1-2 years and customer service. Full benefits, insurance, 401-K pkg. Full time M-F. No weekends or holidays. Career minded people only need to apply. Please email your resume to hrdept@ roadrunnerpharmacy.com or fax to 623-434-6928 ADVERTISE YOUR JOB Opening in 87 AZ newspapers. Reach over 1 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: www.classifiedarizona.com. 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). 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.

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

DRIVERS, HOMETIME CHOICES: Express lanes 7ON-7OFF, 14ON/7OFF. Weekly. Full and part-time. Dry and Refrigerated. New trucks! CDL-A 3 months recent experience required. 800-414-9569 www.driveknight.com.

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. 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. Livestock & Supplies Will trade roofing work for 2-4 horse gooseneck trailer.  Licensed contractor.  602-616-9753. Preston’s Farrier Service. Full shod $75. Trim $35. Preston 480-273-4638 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 English Saddle – Spring Seat 16in and pad. Made in Crosbey England, Mark V11 Commander, excellent condition. $275. Call Arline 623-465-7397 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. Kitchen Sink-Kohler-cast-iron -WhiteExcellent Condition-Only $50. 602-818-3377 English Saddle – Spring Seat 16in and pad. Made in Crosbey England, Mark V11 Commander, excellent condition. $275. Call Arline 623-465-7397 Misc Wanted Wanted: CASH PAID for guns, wagon wheels, wagons, anvils, wooden barrels, western antiques. 623-742-0369 602-214-5692

Pets & Supplies Rattlesnake proof your dog now. Snake proofing for all breeds of dogs. New River location. 480-215-1776 www.vipervoidance.com Yorkshire Puppies! Great bloodlines, tiny and adorable. Reasonably priced. Powersinrealty@aol.com or 602-999-2625. Call today! REMEMBER TO ADOPT! Maricopa County Animal Care and Control 602- 506-PETS. www.pets.maricopa.gov Sheltie & Collie rescue have beautiful dogs for adoption. 480-488-5711 SundustSDA@aol.com Services Offered Sprinkler & Drip Repairs. System Check-Ups. Valves, Heads, Timers, Drip Irrigation, Leaks. Maintenance Plans. 623-748-4773 AquaMastersNorth.com Dave’s Mobile Trailer Service - Inspect / Repair / Replace - Grease Seals, Bearings, Magnets, Brakes & Weld & Electrical Repairs. www.davesmobiletrailerservice. com 602-361-655 I will clean your home. 15yrs local experience. $14 per hour, your supplies. Good references. 623-434-8125 Housecleaners & Windows Clean. Experienced and Honest people. Quality Work. Consuelo& Rudy Garcia. 480-720-2944 WELD AND REPAIR SERVICES. On Site Welding, Oil, Black, Galvanized Pipe Fencing, Arenas, Stalls, Corrals, Mare Motels, Shades, Gates, Custom Barns Etc. FULL MOBILE SERVICE 602-821-7167 www. weldandrepairservices.com 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 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 Office space, sublease in financial professional office Ideal for insurance, tax, legal professional. One furnished office, use of conference room, limited administrative support. Must pass background and fingerprint check. Opportunity for shared client services for the right candidate. Carefree Hwy at 27th Ave 602-995-1484 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 -

1st Quality, Lowest Price - $33,995! Home Outlet 1-800-493-2221. www.thehomeoutletaz.com. Roommate Wanted Roommate wanted, Anthem, to share with single female. 4 bedroom 2 bath home w/ pool. $550 mo. 602-309-0459 Bedroom & Bath, rent 350. mo., New River, pet OK 602-910-2397 Share 4 BR/3 bath in Black Canyon City. 1 or 2 occupants. Large private quarters with bath. 2 private entrances and house privilages. Combined kitchen and diningroom All utilities, satelite TV, local phone included. Furnished or not. Single occupant $475/ mo. Double occupant $600/ mo. Ray: 623-374-9227

Rentals 2 Acres, 2 br, 2 Ba, w/d/all appliances. Fenced front and back yard. Great views. Free well water. Only 30 miles from Anthem-cool country. $500 Mo. 928-710-2607.

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For Rent: 3 bed/ 2 bath house next to State Land. Private well. Four horse setup. $1100 mo. 602-799-5653

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Rental. New River. 3bed, 2.5 bath on 3 acres. Very secluded. $1000 mo. 602-3090459 For Rent Casita/Studio. Private entry& bath-includes utilities-microwave & refrigerator. Available March 15. $475/mo.

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