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Commission shoots down Trenk-sponsored proposals Eric Quade Editor

In a one-two policy punch last Thursday evening, members of Cave Creek’s planning commission rejected a couple of proposed zoning amendments put forth by the town council’s vice mayor, Adam Trenk. The first proposal would have slightly scaled back some town regulations pertaining to fences and walls. Specifically, language in Cave Creek’s zoning ordinances would have been modified in two significant ways: First, the allowable height for fences and walls—before requiring a building permit or zoning clearance review—would have increased to a total of 5.5 feet and 4 feet, respectively, as measured from ground level. Restrictions currently measure from either structure’s base, even if buried, and fences are bound by the same 4-foot height standard as walls. Second, properties zoned “desert rural” would have been allowed to erect fences without requiring a building permit and zoning clearance as long as they were no taller than 5.5 feet (measured at ground level) and were set back more than 25 feet from property lines. Ian Cordwell, the town’s director of planning, said that the proposal had come up for commission debate via an unusual route. “Normally when staff brings forward a recommendation to change the zoning ordinance in any way, it’s based on input

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from the public, or variance cases that we get or discussions— things that we notice,” he said. “In this particular case, it was input gathered by the vice mayor, who then brought it to staff and worked with staff to craft some recommended changes to the zoning ordinance.” Cordwell added that people apparently wanted to put up temporary horse corrals on the weekend, but permits would typically be required. Although some of the debate at the April 17 meeting expressed concern about double walls, climbable fences and more in a residential context, Commissioner Ray Fontaine said that the proposed amendment appeared to be tailored toward the “equestrian kind of properties.” Vice-Chair Rae Iverson wasn’t so sure, however. “If indeed it is only a proposal that will be reflected on horse properties, that’s actually not in the proposal,” she said. “It says ‘including’ corral fences … I’m finding it very difficult to agree with the proposed changes because I think the oversight loss is a tremendous loss to the town, to the properties, to neighboring properties and to the appearance of properties in town.” A motion to recommend the proposed amendments to the full town council failed on a 4-2 vote. Commissioners then unanimously recommended the council reject a proposed change to the regulations governing A-frame, “sandwich” style signs that

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Debate — Cave Creek’s planning commissioners, including Ray Fontaine and Dan Baxley, at a recent meeting discuss proposals that could affect the town’s appearance.

commonly sit on sidewalks. Luke Kautzman, senior planner for the town, said that Cave Creek had researched portable sign policy at length back in December 2011, resulting in the removal of time limits for displaying portable signs. “The rationale for removing the time limit was the enforceability—nights, weekends, holidays. Who would be out making sure signs were where they were supposed to be and everything on those days,” he said. Kautzman said that Trenk’s proposed changes to portable signs included limiting each one to being displayed no more than 20 days per month and out no more than 4 days in a row. Additionally, the vice mayor requested that certain drug references be outlawed:

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sandwich signs on display, but they also said that the suggested amendment was problematic. “They seem to have proliferated like bunnies in a cage,” said Iverson about portable signs in Cave Creek. Chairman Ted Bryda asked for clarification about exactly which drugs would fall under the amendment’s prohibition, but Cordwell said he wasn’t sure. Bryda said that if marijuana fell under the policy, then Cave Creek would “probably have some legal problems.” Commissioners went on to show their disapproval of the proposed amendment, voting 6-0 against it. Both proposals for fences/ walls and portable signs will still go before the full town council for consideration.

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scholarship program. The amount awarded during the previous 9 years totals $25,750. The number of scholarships and amount granted each year depends on the balance in the scholarship fund account. During the past few years, three scholarships have been provided annually, as there has been good response to donation requests. This year, the Community Association has three awards to present once again: one for $500, one for $750, and one for $1,200 with 100 percent of donations going directly to the scholarship recipients. Donations may be mailed to the Black Canyon City Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 33, Black Canyon City 85324, or call Bob Cothem at 623-374-5553.

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“Signage referencing drugs classified by the federal government … as a Schedule 1 controlled substance using symbols, language or innuendo, including but not limited [to] any depiction of green crosses, leaves, powders or paraphernalia or reference by name or slang,” according to the proposal. Kautzman said the vice mayor’s recommendation was atypical for a zoning ordinance. “We limit size, placement— all those things,” he said. “The current ordinance does not say anything regarding content.” Kautzman said that he asked the town’s legal counsel to review if the amendment could result in a First Amendment violation, but there had been no response. Commissioners expressed concerns with the number of

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Calendar review — TThe Black Canyon City Chamber of Commerce tackled topics such as its third annual Music Festival and more at its April 16 meeting. Pictured from left: President Lori Martinez, Secretary and Acting Treasurer Diana Kenson and Members at Large Frank Cucitro and Michael Sandford review the upcoming calendar of events.

T he Black Canyon Cit y Chamber of Commerce was called to order April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Albins Civic Center. Reports included a Treasurer Report and Visitor Center’s Report. Updates on the eighth annual Photography Contest held March 22 and a preview on the 3rd Annual Music in the Mountains were also given. Funds raised at these events go to the Scholarship Fund by the Community Association. The Black Canyon City Scholarship Program is made possible by people who volunteer their time and energy to provide students with financial assistance to continue their education after graduating from high school. This is the 10th year for the


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Take a swing April 28 at Canon School accepts awards annual ‘Golf-Fore-Charity’

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Put for the prize — Putting contests, more for charity.

The Our Lady of Joy Council’s Knights of Columbus will play host on April 28 to their annual “Golf-Fore-Charity.” An 11:30 a.m. scramble tournament will take place on north Scottsdale private courses at Troon Country Club and Desert Highlands Country Club with holes-inone for $10,000, holes-in-one for a car, a putting contest and other golfing events. Non-golfers and golfers’ guests are invited to attend an afternoon program featuring wine tasting and cooking demonstrations. As the golfers return and the afternoon program ends, attendees can peruse well

over 100 silent auction items. The final silent auction table will close at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner, golf awards and the live auction featuring vacation packages and more. The program concludes at about 7:30 p.m. with the awarding of trophies, the $5,000 raffle drawing and checkout. The 2013 Golf-Fore-Charity netted $170,000: $130,000 for St. Vincent de Paul and $40,000 to other local charities including the Foothills Food Bank, St Charles Mission School (Apache Reservation), Hospice of the Valley, Maggie’s Place, MakeA-Wish Foundation of Arizona, Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship and the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. The event’s primary beneficiary, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, aims to feed, clothe, house and help those in need in many ways, according to event organizers: • Healthcare to 13,000 low income patients • A medical and dental clinic • Educational programs for children • Transitional shelter • Transient aid, job training, clothing and resume assistance • Over 3,700 meals a day to the homeless and hungry • Thrift stores • Over 370,000 food boxes annually • College scholarships for low income children Golf-Fore-Charity has raised more than $1.2 million over its 12-year history.

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Canon keeps record — Canon School Board recently accepted the “Exceptional Record Keeping Award” from the Yavapai County Health Department. Pictured from the left: Superintendent Angela Jangula, Board President Jeannie Glover and Principal Rick Barrett. Stacey Lane

The Canon School Board held a public meeting April 14 at 6 p.m. in the school library. The evening was filled with awards and recognition, including the “Exceptional Record Keeping Award” from the Yavapai County Health Department and a first place “Best in Show” distinction for a float at the recent White Cane Parade that consisted of student-made paw prints, dog bones and students dressed like puppies to accompany this year’s theme of “It’s a Dog’s Life.” There was also recognition of Jessica Smith for receiving the Third Grade Reading Grant from the Yavapai County Education Foundation. The $500 grant is

designed to build fluency, comprehension and phonics in the third grade. Smith further reviewed her reading center program for the classroom. Rick Barrett delivered the principal’s report, followed by the superintendent’s report from Angela Jangula. Discussions included finger printing rules and regulations, the AIM’s testing that was in progress, transportation funds and the sale of the old school property. Also discussed were property taxes and approved contracts for the next school year. Canon School officials are looking forward to the Family Field Day on April 25. Parents are encouraged to attend and participate in the day’s events scheduled to begin at 8:45 a.m.

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Falcons up, Jaguars down in last week’s high school baseball

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Base battle — Narrowly beating a midfield throw, a Centennial runner grabs third base before Boulder Creek could tag him out April 17. The Jaguars lost 13-3.

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Another score — Ryan Mehan safely slides home April 19 to give the Cactus Shadows Falcons one of their many points in a 12-10 high-scoring victory against Apollo.

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Community Events THURSDAY Family night Diamond Canyon PTA is sponsoring a “FUN Family Night” at the elementary school in Anthem on April 24 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. In addition to bingo and raffles, the Anthem community is invited to check out the food trucks that will be onsite serving dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Food trucks scheduled to be at the event include Lu Lu Italian Ice, Comfort Cravings, RiteWay, Sandra Dee’s, Hey Joe, Lunch Libre and Grilled Cheese Truck. FRIDAY Parents Night Out As part of Parents Night Out on April 25, parents can drop off toilet trained children ages 3-12 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the ACC Community Center. Kids get to enjoy an evening of pizza and games for $15 per child (multi-

registration deadline is April 20. Call 623-879-3011 for more information. Breast cancer fundraiser Team WISH Arizona invites the public to visit Hogs N Horses in Cave Creek on April 25 for a breast cancer fundraiser. All proceeds at the event, Bulls & Barrels for Boobs, will go toward the Team WISH Arizona’s efforts promoting breast cancer education and research. Activities start at 8 p.m. and include live bull riding, barrel racing, a 50/50 raffle and more. SATURDAY Bluegrass festival Bluegrass performers and music lovers young and old will gather at Arcosanti on April 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to celebrate the fourth annual High Country Bluegrass Festival, a familyfriendly event presented by the

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Top spot — Chihuahua’s Chill Grill, 34170 S. Old Black Canyon Hwy., was recognized by Arizona Highways Television on April 11 as a top spot. Owner Ronnie White (left) and producer Robin Sewell gear up with the filming crew for the restaurant review scheduled to be aired this May.

The Spa open house Debuting its new look, expanded services and launching its latest luxury beauty products from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 will be The Spa at Carefree Resort & Conference Center, 37220 N. Mule Train Rd. in Carefree. The event is free and open to the public. SUNDAY Animal blessing Black Mountain United Church of Christ, located at 30600 N. Scottsdale Rd in Scottsdale, will host a “Blessing of the Animals” on April 27 at 4 p.m. This event is

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sponsored by the Desert Foothills Youth Group, and all are invited to bring their pets. All donations will go to the Foothills Caring Corps Pet Visitation Program. There will be treats for pets and humans alike. EARLY NEXT MONTH Prayer event In observance of the National Day of Prayer, ReadyAnthem will play host to an event on May 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Anthem Community Park amphitheater in an expression of prayer for those who commit their time each day to protect the nation, state and community. Pet microchipping Anthem Pets is hosting a May 3 pet microchipping event, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., at Claws & Paws, located at 46639 N. Black Canyon Hwy. in New River. Cost is $25. More info available by calling the Anthem Pets Hotline at 480287-3542. Rifle class Arizona Women’s Shooting Associates will hold an NRA First Steps Rifle Class, 8:30 a.m.3 p.m. May 3 at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility. The class is open to all and covers a basic education in rifle shooting. Non-refundable registration fee is $65 per person, which goes up to $75 after April 23. Contact instructor Dave Osborn at 602-620-1923 for further information. Author introduction Jennifer Pharr Davis, author of “Called Again,” will be at Desert Broom Library from 11 a.m. to

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‘Spring Cleaning’ sorts out living spaces, psychological questions Spring has arrived! It’s not the weather, the calendar, the cooing doves, appearance of humming birds or flowers in bloom that tell me the season—it’s the beating of rugs, washing of windows, cleaning of pot shelves and organizing of closets. Yes, dear readers, ‘tis the season of “Spring C l e a n i n g ,” which is not to be confused with “Spring Br e a k .” I n other words, al l man ner of hard work BLUHM and organizing have turned my little abode upside down. My mother taught me that if you don’t do a proper “Spring Cleaning,” it’s a sin. This “crime of neglect” is punishable with the constant worry of bedding that is teaming with dust-mites, dust-balls the size of cannons collecting in obscure places and any number of “bad, dirty things” that can take over a happy home. Take those comforters to the cleaners. Wash those windows and curtains. Overcome the disorganized mess called your closet, and start “letting go” of the clothes that you no longer wear. Are we having fun yet? My husband, Doug, was traveling on business, so it was a perfect time for me to clean the closet. A small ladder, a feather duster and bags labeled “Goodwill” are all that I needed for a perfect evening. (Doug,

if you are reading this—stop right now!) Three hours later, the place he likes to hang (toss) his clothes was reduced to only garments worthy of being there. My side of the closet was no easier, but I was ruthless when it came to the shoes. Psychologists claim that the real truth about a person’s character could be found by looking through someone’s closet. Forget DNA or fingerprints, the “true you” is inside your closet door! Evidently, over 70 percent of Americans keep clothes that don’t fit (representing who we used to be), plus clothes that we never wear but would like to (reflecting who we want to become). My 91-year-old mother keeps three evening gowns in her closet as a reminder of the times she went ballroom dancing with Dad. My girlfriend keeps a brand new jogging suit hung in plastic, just in case she ever starts exercising. I have a pair of suede stiletto heels that I bought years ago. They would kill me if I tried to stand in them for more than 5 minutes, and I doubt I could walk 10 feet without tripping. What possessed me to buy these devilish shoes? I also have a few pairs of strappy, little sandals. Where the heck would I wear them? Black lace shoes? Ridiculous! Hmm, I found out the other night a few things about myself by looking at my shoes … and it wasn’t exactly what I expected. I know I’m supposed to keep a

pair of plain black shoes to wear with a black suit in case I have to go to a funeral. Well, I defiantly tossed the depressing suit and shoes, so now I’m breaking all the rules. Boots, solid sandals and flats stay. I found out that giving things away feels a whole lot better than keeping “stuff” around. However, I am left to ponder my purchasing decisions when I look at some of the clothes I am donating. Oh, did I mention that I had a belt that looked like a gun holster? Yikes, I could have scared the grandkids! My husband hasn’t yet noticed that his favorite (worn thin) denim shirt is missing. He had a few ties with bright geometric designs that had to go, and I’ve completely organized his clothes to the point where I am afraid he’ll never find anything. Oh, but there are other mountains to climb, such as a china cabinet to sort through and a garage that is beckoning. Spring has arrived, dear readers, so get out the vacuum, boxes, garbage bags and cleaning supplies. While you are at it, take the true “personality test,” and see what’s in your closet. Hmmm … let me know what you find. Oh, and if anyone wants a white cowboy hat with peacock feathers, give me a quick call. It’s fabulous! Happy organizing!

Many people who need an attorney cannot afford one. In serious criminal cases, an attorney can be appointed to represent individuals accused of criminal conduct. But what if you need to file a lawsuit? What if someone files a lawsuit against you? How do you even start to find a lawyer? One good place to start looking for a lawyer is at the Maricopa County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service. By contacting the service, they will refer you williams to the type of attorney you need. You can then schedule a 30-minute appointment for $40. To start this process, either complete an online form or call 602-257-4434. If you need to speak to an attorney, but feel you cannot afford one, then there are several places to seek help. All of the options are an extension of the State Bar of

Arizona, and information about them is on the state bar’s website. There are lawyers who routinely volunteer their time and their skills. Some do so through the Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project or through the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. There is a downloadable PDF list of free or discounted-rate legal services available in Arizona at azbar.org. In Maricopa County, the Volunteer Lawyers Program is done through Community Legal Services. The telephone number for their Central Phoenix Office is 602-2583434. Their attorneys often appear in justice courts and defend tenants in residential eviction actions. So what if you make too much for a “free” lawyer but still feel like you are broke? The state bar also runs the Arizona Modest Means Project. Those attorneys are willing to see clients at a reduced rate of $75 for a 1-hour consultation and then for $75 per hour if both sides agree to continue the representation. If you are a veteran, then there

is a specific upcoming event of interest being offered through the State Bar of Arizona. Attorneys will be available to answer questions and to provide legal advice on personal civil legal matters (e.g. divorce, child custody and support, debt counseling, tax issues, housing issues). Attorneys also will be preparing basic estate planning documents (e.g. simple wills, powers of attorney). This event will be held on June 7 at a hotel in Scottsdale. If interested in attending, then call 480-363-6880 and make an appointment. This free legal clinic will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. It is always a good idea to speak with an attorney. Whether you need to actually hire an attorney is a separate question. But if you are facing any type of court date—with the exception of jury duty—getting good legal advice is always a good idea.

Judy Bluhm is a writer and realtor who lives in the Anthem area. Have a comment or a story? Email her at judy@judybluhm.com.

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Charter school goes online Foothills Academy College Preparatory, a charter school in Scottsdale, has been approved to open an online school under the Arizona Online Instruction Program. FA Online, the new virtual school, received approval from the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools. The virtual school program for grades 7-12 will be available to students residing across the state. Key features in this program are attention to students’ interests, program advisement and relationship building among peers and continual involvement from instructional staff, according to the school. It is now open for enrollment. School officials said that the FA Online approach aligns with the academy’s mission to provide an educational setting for academically advanced students who are self-directed, competent learners. Clea Edwards, director of the online program, said that the online school lets Foothills Academy better serve students whose learning or personal needs are not being well met in the traditional classroom environment. “FA Online will ‘meet students

where they’re at,’ and craft an entirely unique plan of study for each learner,” Edwards said. “We are very intent on maintaining the family-like culture Foothills Academy has prided itself on through its history and will use technology as a tool to help students feel empowered to direct their own education and, at the same time, connected to their peers and academic program.” FA Online offers two “tracks,” both which follow a self-paced college prep curriculum and Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards. School officials said that the rigorous honors track involves authentic work, enrollment in AP or Dual Enrollment courses and community service, while the completion track supports students’ pursuit of academics and other interests important to their personal and professional development. Foothills Academy began in 1993 and is celebrating its 20th year of educating students in and around the Cave Creek and Scottsdale communities. For more information, visit foothillsacademy. com or contact cedwards@foothillsacademy.com.

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Anthem’s outdoor concert series “Music in May” returns for the 12th year to the ACC Community Park Amphitheater every Friday throughout May. Open to the public, each show will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 41730 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy. Attendees at this familyf riendly event are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnics and flashlights. Admission and parking will be free. Food trucks return for the opening week of the series for the second straight year, offering a variety of dinner options. Ice cream will be available at the remainder of the concerts. The weekly event schedule includes:

May 2: Young Country

Young Country covers current and past country hits, incorporating many genres into the mix. Powerhouse duo Brooks and Dunn hails, “The boys of Young Country rival any national act we’ve ever heard; they’re just plain good.”

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May 9: The JJ’s Band

JJ’s Band performs music from the ‘60s and ‘70s funk, ‘80s, ‘90s, disco, classic soul, Motown, standards and current dance hits. From Frank Sinatra to Nicki Minaj, this band covers it all. Offering a horn and percussion section, the band specializes in local events and festivals. thejjsband.com

May 16: The Saucy Jacks

This band is comprised of former professional back-up musicians who have toured the world. They transport the audience back in time with performances that embody the feel, energy and sounds of the ’60s British Invasion with live versions of music just as the original bands performed them. They tribute the Rolling Stones, The Who, The Beatles, Jeff Beck and more in their set.

May 23: David Hernandez

Singer/songwriter David Hernandez gained national attention with his voice as an American Idol finalist in 2008. He began his musical journey as a child,

performing in musicals and with theater companies throughout Arizona. A Phoenix native, he recently moved to Hollywood full-time to write, record and produce his own work and to pursue his passion for acting. His set will include original songs, as well as covers of a variety of genres.

May 30: Sugahbeat

Sugahbeat is a musical fusion show that embraces a variety of cross-cultural rhythms with contemporary beats—reggae with samba, pop with soul calypso, Latin with R&B — until the lines are blurred between them all to create a distinctive sound. Music in May typically draws in about 2,000 spectators each week, said ACC special events manager Michele DeMichele. “Music in May is a good example of what makes Anthem the special place that it is,” DeMichele said. “Neighbors, family and friends all turn out to catch up, relax and enjoy fantastic live music.”

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Arizona Broadway Theatre announced on April 18 that it has opened its annual call for scholarship entries for the ABT Academy For Young Performers Summer Experience. ABT’s academy provides Valley children (ages 7-19) interested in the performing arts the opportunity to explore their creativity and expand their imagination, while learning from some of the top professional actors, dancers and singers from across the nation. Formed as part of ABT’s mission to educate people about theatrical expression and support the Valley’s performing arts culture, the academy is an educational program that helps build the arts locally. The application and guidelines for the 2014 scholarship process can be found on the ABT website. Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis. In 2013, ABT’s academy scholarships awarded 23 young thespians full or partial scholarships—thanks to grants, donations from individuals and corporate sponsorships. This year, with the help of a $5,000 grant from the Arizona Community Foundation that will be used to pay for program costs, as well as

assist with scholarships, ABT will again award those in need. The 2014 sessions for Academy for Young Performers span from June through August, and are divided by age group. All of ABT’s Academy classes are designed to appeal to beginners as well as those with prior theater experience to ensure a well-rounded camp for all who participate. Each session focuses on acting, music and movement instruction. Academy No. 1: The Three Piggy Opera, June 2 – 6 Ages: 7 - 9 Synopsis: “The Three Piggy Opera” – A spoof of the classic fairy tale, this musical brings to life all the returning characters, plus maybe a few new ones, as well. Academy No. 2: Rent (School Edition), June 9 – 27 Ages: 13 – 19 Synopsis: “Rent” – the Tony Award winning rock musical, based upon Puccini’s heartfelt opera “La bohème,” tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists doing their best to survive, love and create in New York City’s gritty Lower East Side. This school edition of the musical brings life lessons to the stage in an age-appropriate manner for young adult performers who desire to perform a real-

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Multi-site church opens Anthem location Christ’s Church of the Valley held a grand opening on Easter Weekend, April 19-20, for its fifth Valley campus, which is located in Anthem. CCV Anthem came into existence on the site of the former Fellowship Church, north of the intersection of Daisy Mountain Drive and Gavilan Peak Parkway. Rev. Don Wilson of CCV said that the Anthem campus underwent facility improvements, including the renovation of a 425-seat auditorium and a 9,000-square-foot children’s and youth building on 4.75 acres of property. “We invite the community to celebrate with us, and to experience our newest campus,” Wilson said. “CCV welcomes the opportunity to serve the people

of Anthem. We strive to extend God’s love to the community in tangible ways and to make a positive difference in people’s lives.” The church reported that approximately 1,500 Anthem residents had been driving to its Peoria campus to attend services at CCV prior to the new site’s opening. With more than 21,000 people currently attending 18 services at its five campuses each weekend, and the addition of another new campus this fall in Avondale, CCV officials reported that theirs is the largest non-denominational church in Arizona and one of the largest churches in the United States. All CCV campuses offer identical services and youth ministries

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Pet survives ordeal in the desert In 2008, I lived in Louisiana and received a call from a friend, Char, in Boring, Oregon, saying she would like to get another dog of her own but was somewhat reluctant because of her age. With my encouragement, she said she would think about it if I would agree to take care of the dog if something should happen to her. One day, she called and said she had purchased an Australian Shepherd, Misty Blue. In October, we flew to Portland from Phoenix where our home is now and spent time with Char and Dale, her husband. While still in Oregon days later, we received a phone call from Dale. Char was just taken away in an ambulance after he had found her unconscious. He asked us to come back, and we immediately left for the hospital. Char never regained consciousness and died Nov. 2 of a brain aneurysm. In January, Dale told us he was going to sell their house and could not keep Misty Blue. I told him about the promise I made with Char, much to his relief. We made arrangements, flew up to Oregon, rented a vehicle at the airport and brought the dog home with us. On Feb. 10, my husband was cleaning out some old items from the freezer and taking them out to the garbage and didn’t realize until about 30 minutes later that Misty Blue must have slipped out the door unnoticed. He was very upset and canvassed the whole neighborhood. Some neighbors helped look to no avail. We posted several pictures, and I posted online every day asking for everyone’s

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help. I received calls from San Tan Valley, New River, Steele Park in Phoenix and Cave Creek, but after investigating each sighting, it was always the same—wrong dog. On March 10, my niece said she had a dream that a man helped find Misty Blue. Later, the phone rang, and a woman told me her husband had located my dog in the Tonto National Forest and could guide the owner to it. Upon arrival, this man, Chuck,

guided me to the right mountain. Misty must have over heard our voices because she came running, crying and running straight to me. I was just blown away that the dog remembered me and was still alive after being gone a month. She is improving every day. So that, folks, is a true story about a miracle that happened in New River. Linda Johnson New River

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On May 3, Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship will open its gates to the public to celebrate the Kentucky Derby at its annual “Hooves & Heroes” family event. Admission is free, derby hats are encouraged. Highlights of the event, which will run from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 6250 E. Jomax Rd. in Scottsdale, include: • Meeting Coughdrop, Paladin and the rest of the Camelot therapy horses • Activities such as face painting for kids • A live Kentucky Derby broadcast • Derby dinner by Bruce Brown Catering ($10 per adult, $5 for children) • Line dancing and two-step instruction • Beer and wine • Dessert • A live horseback riding performance by Camelot students and instructors • Silent auction and raffle Hooves & Heroes, now in its 13th year, is Camelot’s annual open house and spring fundraiser at their north Scottsdale ranch. Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship is a nonprofit organization that teaches horsemanship to children and adults who Submitted photo have physical disabilities. Camelot has Derby destination — See how horses help humans at been offering all services at no cost to students since 1983. Camelot’s “Hooves & Heroes.”


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Featured artist — Rita Flynn’s abstract paintings and landscapes, on display at Suite 101, feature her Plein Air technique. Her paintings are available for sale.

An open house celebrating Business Office Suite’s 1-year anniversary will feature Suite 101 artist-in-residence Rita Flynn at a free wine and cheese event in Kierland, Scottsdale, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on April 30 at 7010 E. Acoma Dr. in Scottsdale. The event is free and open to the public. Donna Vocaturo Cohen, the owner and manager of Business Office Suites, expressed her excitement to work with a local artist from north Scottsdale. “We are so proud to display

Rita’s paintings on the walls of Suite 101 for all of our tenants and their clients to enjoy, and we are happy that she will be here to meet and greet the guests at our open house,” said Vocaturo Cohen. “Her art gives our offices a taste of the beauty of Napa Valley here in the desert.” Flynn is a former business professional from San Francisco who is currently retired. She began her artist career as a self-taught artist before taking instruction in Plein Air painting in Napa, Calif., and the La Romita School

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Can’t make it to the Churchill Downs this year? Instead, Kentucky Derby fans are invited to head to the English Rose Tea Room in Carefree for an all day celebration with fancy hats, fascinators and mint tea juleps to commemorate the annual Run for the Roses. Restaurant owner Jo Gemmill will be hosting the event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 3. Guests are encouraged to dress for the occasion by sporting racing hats and attire suitable for a day at the track, Gemmill said. “We love Derby day,” she said.

We will have lots of activities throughout the day, from hat contests to race contests. Proceeds from the drawings will benefit the Cave Creek-based Triple R Horse Rescue who rescue, rehabilitate and re-home horses.” The Tea Room’s full menu will be available, along with special race day culinary delights. The English Rose Tea Room is located at 201 Easy Street in Carefree. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended by calling the English Rose Tea Room, 480-488- 4812.

‘Savvy Social Security’ tea, workshop starts Tues An educational workshop and tea, entitled “Savvy Social Security Planning for Women,” is slated for 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. April 29 at the English Rose Tea Room in Carefree. Hosted by Bryan Wisda of Summit Wealth Management, the limited seating event is free and open to the public. Attendees will learn how to maximize their benefits by better understanding little-known rules about Social Security. Included in the workshop is a 50-minute presentation, followed by a question and answer session. Breakfast tea, and scones with cream and jam, will be served. Wisda encourages women to get informed and involved with their Social Security options. “On average, a woman outlives her spouse by 15 years,” Wisda said. “Learning how to structure

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The “reel” deal — Black Canyon City resident Stacey Lane learns first hand about the making of Sonny Barger’s self-distributed and independent film, “Dead in 5 Heartbeats.” Shot locally and featuring real motorcycle clubs and clubhouses, the film portrays the meaning of brotherhood and the freedom that surrounds it. Learn more online at deadin5heartbeats.com and sonnybarger.com.

Cave Creek schools honor business partner Kendrick Noah Kendrick, financial advisor at Edward Jones in Carefree, was named in April as the Cave Creek Unified School District’s “Business Partner of the Month.” District officials characterized Kendrick as an avid supporter of students, teachers and staff for the past 8 years. Kendrick has contributed to the district’s Employee of the Month program, supplying plaques for hundreds of deserving honorees, as well as hand written notes of congratulations. He has also donated safety supplies for CCUSD classrooms and generated annual school supply drives. “Within our local school districts, educators and support staff are often not recognized enough for all of the extra effort required to prepare our future generations for success,” he said. “We are proud to play a part in that much deserved recognition.” Kendrick currently serves on the board of directors for the Foothills Community Foundation and serves on their planned giving committee. Along with his active participation in youth and community programs, Kendrick has served as chair of the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, where he was the founder of a scholarship program for Cactus Shadows High School student interns working at local businesses.

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Strupp’s one-act play ‘At Home in the Desert’ connects kids to nature

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“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” Rachel Carson, author of “Silent Spring,” published 1962, observed we are nature, and from the natural sources around us we draw strength and balance for our lives. Strength and balance are concepts young tweens in our culture struggle with on a daily basis. The need to protect and nurture both nature and our children is just as strong today as it was when Carson wrote her profound observations over 50 years ago. Connecting children to the lessons of nature is the theme of Phyllis Strupp’s one-act play “At Home in the Desert.” T he s tor y fe at u r e s t he adventures of 12-year-old Chloe, who learns valuable life lessons from the local Sonoran Desert with the help of a number of mysterious friends including historical figures, desert plants and animals. Alex, a teen with autism, is a hero who defends Ch loe agai nst Jim my t he playground bully. The play’s purpose is to help t weens develop resilience, amidst the social difficulties of growing up, by connecting them to the lessons of the natural world. Through diversity, communication and acceptance, the theme guides young teens through this challenging period of life. “At Home in the Desert” is part of Legacy Projects connected to

Arizona’s Centennial Celebration in 2012. The Legacy Projects were conceived for continuing impact and range from restoration of historic properties to public art and musical compositions. The projects are created and supported by members of the community once approved by the Arizona Historical Advisory Committee. “At Home in the Desert,” one of those projects, is broken up into multiple phases. Phase one was writing, fundraising and work-shopping the play. Phase two is the live production, while phase three will be finalization and distribution of the teaching package that includes lesson plans, script, music and instructions for the creation of masks, costumes and sets. The play and associated teaching materials will be made available to all K-12 schools in Arizona for use in their anti-bullying and prevention programs. “At Home in the Desert” partners include Cave Creek Unified School District, Cave Creek Museum, Foot h i l ls Academy Elementary, Foothills Community Foundation, Desert Foothills Library, the Desert Awareness Committee, Desert Foothills Theater, Kiwanis Club of Carefree and Partners in Education. The play will be performed at 6:30 p.m. on April 30 and May 1 at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, located at 33606 N. 60th St. in Scottsdale. Tickets are $10. Tickets are available at the Desert Foothills Library and the Foothills Community

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Black Canyon City, Anthem girls among modeling contest winners A mother-son duo are among the newest clients at the FORD/ Robert Black Agency, winning two of the four 1-year modeling contracts at the recent Outlets at Anthem event. Michelle Long, 36, of Phoenix and her 12-year-old son, Braydon, walked the catwalk during the Strike-A-Pose Model Search and the Arizona Foothills Magazine 2015 Face of Foothills Casting Call, ultimately walking away with contracts. Amelia Blair, 17, of Oro Valley and 19-year-old Ciara Scales of Glendale earned the other two contracts. The four were chosen from a larger group of 12 models, all of whom were named Outlets at Anthem brand ambassadors. The other eight winners in the group included 11-year-old Kali Haliano of Black Canyon City, 12-yearold Kyla Gonzales from Anthem, 15-year-old Hannah Hornback of Anthem, 16-year-old Anabel Cortez of Mesa, 16-year-old Anthony Mitchell from Phoenix, 19-yearold Shawn White of Anthem, 26-year-old Jennifer Stanley of Glendale and 32-year-old Megan List from Scottsdale. The group of 12 now has the opportunity to represent the center in its yearround print ad campaigns and weekly television appearances. The ambassadors will also have their headshots included on the Arizona Foothills Magazine’s website for voting. In November,

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scholarship to the International Modeling and Talent Association Conference—a new award this year. Sallyann Martinez, marketing director for Outlets at Anthem, said that this year’s partnership with Arizona Foothills Magazine not only added to the excitement at the most recent model search event, but also created more opportunities for the winners. “It will be a great year for these talented, local models as we watch them appear in our ad campaigns and see if one of them winds up on the cover of The ECS Summer Program includes Theater, the magazine,” Martinez said. Art, Cooking, Sports, Science, Academics, The panel of judges for this Specialty Camps and more! weekend’s competition included Ford/Robert Black owner Sheree Activities for preschoolers to adults, located on multiple Hartwell; Jeracah Marchana of campuses in Cave Creek and North Scottsdale. For details, the International Modeling and call the ECS Office at 480-575-2440. Talent Association; Outlets at Summer Dates: May 27 to August 1, 2014. Anthem’s Alexa Rizk and the publisher of Arizona Foothills EDUCATION & COMMUNITY SERVICES Magazine, Michael Dee. No prior modeling experience was necessary. The competition FoothillsFocusSummer2014.indd 1 3/5/14 7:10:02 AM was open to anyone ages 10 to 40. Past Strike-A-Pose Model Search winners have gone on to appear in national campaigns and have launched careers after being discovered in the Valley. One past winner, Paige Rivas, was discovered at the Outlets at Anthem Model Search and has become a high-end model with IMG Modeling Agency, who also represents Gisele Bundchen.

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ert Foothills Library is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. New River Kiwanis The first and third Wednesday of every month, New River Kiwanis hold their regular meetings at 7 p.m. at the New River Kiwanis Community Park, 48606 N. 17th Ave. The civic organization is geared toward helping children and is always looking for new members to get involved. Music at Desert Broom Library The second Saturday of every month, Desert Broom Library invites musicians to come and perform live acoustic numbers between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Music should be family friendly. Bring fliers or other means to advertise your group. If interested in performing, email Kimberly at hickinbotham@phoenix.gov or talk to a librarian for more info. Cards, board games social The third Tuesday each month at Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek is designated for a cards and board games social for adults from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The library has lots of games to choose from including cards, Scrabble, chess, checkers, backgammon, Trivial Pursuit, Cribbage, Yahtzee and more. Games and refreshments brought from home are welcome, too. Coffee available for purchase. No registration needed. NRA gun safety Now that Constitutional Carry is permitted in Arizona, why not learn gun safety and what state and federal laws dictate? A National Rifle Associationaffiliated class is being offered every month, and CCW certification is available at no additional cost. Check azpistol.com for class dates. Desert Broom Knitters Knitters of all ages and skill levels are invited to gather in the small conference room at Desert Broom Library the fourth Saturday each month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. to work on existing projects, start new ones and share tips and techniques. General instruction given includes how to cast on, making the knit stitch, purling and binding off at the end of a finished piece. Specific projects are also taught. The group’s leader is an experienced instructor, knitting guild member and established knitwear designer with published original patterns for hand knitters. Food swap Desert Hills/New River Food Swap, a newly formed group catering to gardeners, foodies and others, meets the third Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at NorthGate Church, 7th Street and Carefree Highway. Barter excess food, collect new gardening tips and desert farming techniques.


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Movie Review

Transcendence Director: Wally Pfister Starring: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany and Cillian Murphy Monte’s Rating: 2.50 out of 5.00 Monte Yazzie

There was an abundance of big questions and thought-worthy theories proposed in Wally Pfister’s directorial debut of “Transcendence.” Pfister, an exceptional director of photography for many of Christopher Nolan’s films, guided the wayward science fiction film “Transcendence” in a few different directions, leading it into a position of narrative confusion that it unfortunately couldn’t escape from. The story involves genius scientist Will Castor (Johnny Depp) who has advanced the field of artificial intelligence, landing him in a loved and hated position amongst the scientific community. Will has created a super computer called PINN that has

prospect of expanding the “impossibilities” of science into reality. However, when an anti-technology terrorist organization coordinates an attack on the project’s scientists, they fatally wound Will. Will’s wife, Evelyn (Rebecca Hall), a scientist who wants to use technology to protect the world, tries to save his life by any means possible. She is able to talk Will’s partner, Max (Paul Bettany), into uploading Will’s subconscious mind into PINN before he dies. Scientific theory isn’t usually difficult to execute in science fiction films; however, if not paired with the correct narrative tone, the theories can come off as either too simplistic or excessively ludicrous. Pfister started his film somewhere in the middle with the ideas, implementing the advancement of artificial technology in a progressive way that became radically more advanced once Will Castor’s subconscious was inserted into PINN to guide the technology farther. However, Pfister’s dramatic tone remained completely straightforward, while the theories and story expanded into the realms of far futuristic science fiction and comic book fascination. In some instances, specifically when dealing with Will’s true intentions and humanity within the system, Pfister was able to keep the film stimulating with the mystery of the system’s self-awareness. While in other points, like Will’s obvious neglect of his own systematic faults or an arc of joining forces with a terrorist cell, the film fell into disarray amidst these inconsistent narrative choices. The cast was packed with recognizable

faces. Johnny Depp, who regardless of recent outlandish performances, as a superior actor, was initially good here but was quickly relinquished to an image on a computer screen. Depp’s monotone delivery kept intentions vague, whether or not that was the objective. Rebecca Hall was good both when caringly in love with Will and achingly devoted when things began to slowly unravel. Morgan Free-

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Obamacare numbers still not good President Barack Obama announced triumphantly that 8 million people selected a private insurance plan through the health care exchanges created by legislation known as Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act. He added his own interpretation of the numbers: “This thing is working.” At the same time, however, Democratic c a nd id a t e s ac ross t he country still see the health care law as a drag on their campaigns in the midterm elections. AfRASMUSSEN ter 4 years of trying, there is still no evidence that the president’s signature piece of legislation has become popular. If the law was really working, and voters were excited about it, Democratic candidates would be talking about it all the time, rather than trying to change the subject. There’s a simple rule to evaluate contradictions like this. When the numbers and the behavior disagree, there’s something wrong with the numbers. At one level, of course, it’s possible to challenge the 8 million figure itself. As anybody following the story has heard repeatedly,

the number includes a decent number of people who haven’t paid their premiums and aren’t covered. It also includes a number of people who signed up through the exchange only because the health care law took away their previous insurance. Still, no matter what the final numbers show, at least a few million more people have health insurance now than they did a year ago. The president’s triumphal tone suggests that this is self-evidently good news and reason to celebrate the success of his health care law. He says that candidates from his party should be proud of the law and defend it. But that’s not likely to happen, and the reasons are deeper than disputes about how many people actually signed up through a health care exchange. T he f i r s t i s t h at m a ny people are finding out that the insurance they bought through an exchange doesn’t really ensure they’ll get medical c a re. T he re have bee n repeated stor ies of people finding out that even though they have insurance, they can’t find a doctor who will accept it. The Wall Street Journal, for example, reports that residents of New Hampshire’s capital city “have to drive to other cities to get covered hospital care.” Buying a product

that doesn’t work is a sure way to create an angry customer. Additionally, the health care law has created even more angry customers who have found out that they have to change doctors. For some, that’s just a minor inconvenience. For others, it’s a huge problem. And, of course, the law is making health insurance more expensive. The head of Aetna, Mark Bertolini, and other industry executives have said they expect to see significant price hikes from the law. That impacts tens of millions of Americans — including many who were happy with their insurance before Obama’s law was passed. What all of this means is that the president’s claim of 8 million enrollees is not something to be dismissed or ignored. But the claim’s incomplete and a bit like saying a baseball score is eight. Eight runs in a major league baseball game is a good thing, but you can’t really evaluate it unless you know how many runs the other team scored. And, for the president’s health care law, the negatives are still piling up a lot faster than the positives. To find out more about Scott Rasmussen, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit www.creators.com.

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Russia’s Ukraine policy pales next to U.S.-Mexico history When Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Empire an “evil empire,” the phrase reflected his conviction that while the EastWest struggle was indeed a global geostrategic conflict, it had a deep moral dimension. If Americans did not see the C old Wa r as he did, a battle between good and evil, Reagan k ne w t h at they would indefinitely sacrifice BUCHANAN neither the wealth of the nation nor the blood of its sons to sustain it. That is in the character of Americans. Jimmy Carter had sought to remove that moral dimension by declaring, “We have gotten ove r ou r i nord i n ate fe a r of communism.” But with his “evil empire” speech, Reagan re-moralized the Cold War in what Natan Sharansky called “a moment of moral clarity.” Here we come to the heart of the matter as to why Americans want to stay out of any Ukrainian conflict. Americans not only see no vital U.S. interest, but also no moral dimension to this quarrel. If, after all, it was a triumph of self-determination for Ukraine to secede from the Russian Federation, do not Russians in Crimea and Donetsk have the same right — to secede from Kiev and go home to Russia? If Georgians had a right to break free of the Russian Federation, do not Abkhazians and South Ossetians have a right to break free of Georgia? Turnabout is fair play is an old American saying. Op-ed writers bewail Vladimir Putin’s threat to the “rulesbased” world we have created. But under what rule did we bomb Serbia for 78 days to tear away Kosovo, the cradle province of the Serb people? Perhaps some histor y is in order. Compare how Putin brought a b out t he s e ce s sion a nd annexation of Crimea, without bloodshed but with popular approval, with how Sam Houston and friends brought about the secession of Texas from Mexico, and its annexation by the United States in 1845.

When the Mexicans tried to retrieve a disputed piece of their lost Texas territory, James K. Polk accused them of shedding American blood on American soil, had Congress declare war, sent Gen. Winfield Scott and a U.S. army to Mexico City and annexed the entire northern half of Mexico, which is now the American Southwest and California. Compared to the Jacksonian, James Polk, Vladimir Putin is Pierre Trudeau. Even in Eastern Ukraine, it is hard to see a moral issue. For the Kiev regime is loudly denouncing as “terrorists” the Russians who are taking over city centers by using the exact same tactics the Maidan Square demonstrators used to seize Kiev. If it were heroic for the Svoboda Party and Pravy Sektor to fight police and torch buildings to oust Viktor Yanukovych, the elected president of Ukraine, then upon what ground do the usurpers who inherited his power bewail the same thing being done to them? Is there not glaring hypocrisy here? And where do we Americans come off piously damning what the Russians are doing in Ukraine? A decade ago, the National Endowment for Democracy and its progeny helped to foment the Rose Revolution in Georgia, the Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan, the Cedar Revolution i n L eba non , t he O ra n ge Revolution in Kiev, and countless other “color revolutions” to dethrone unresponsive regimes and bring those countries into America’s orbit. In the last decade, Putin has learned how to play the Americans’ game. And before winding up in a conf lict we managed to avoid over four decades of Cold War, perhaps we should call off this game of thrones, and consign NED to the boneyard. Today, two courses of action are being hotly pressed upon the Obama White House by the War Party. Both appear likely to lead to disaster. T he f i rst is to ar m t he Ukrainians. This would likely provoke a war with Russia that Kiev could not win, and lead Ukrainians to believe the

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PUBLIC NOTICE

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

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

The address of the known place of business is:

The address of the known place of business is:

T-MED, INC. - NUMBER 19133790 42424 N. GAVILAN PEAK PKWY, STE 41206 ANTHEM, AZ 85086 The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is:

TORBEN RIISE 42424 N. GAVILAN PEAK PKWY, STE 41206 ANTHEM, AZ 85086 Management of the limited liability company is reserved to the members. The names and addresses of each person who is a member are: TORBEN RIISE, CEO 42424 N. GAVILAN PEAK PKWY, STE. 41206 ANTHEM, AZ 85086 Published in The Foothils Focus April 23,30, May 7, 2014

HIRT LLC L-1903503-3

26134 N. 67th Ln., Peoria, AZ 85383 The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is:

Jeffrey G. Zientek 26134 N. 67th Ln., Peoria, AZ 85383

Management of the limited liability company is vested in a manager or managers. The names and addresses of each person who is a manager AND each member who owns twenty percent or greater interest in the capital or profits of the limited liability company are:

Jeffrey G. Zientek 26134 N. 67th Ln., Peoria, AZ 85383 Published in The Foothils Focus April 16, 23, 30, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR CHS Veterinary Services, PLLC P19118017 The address of the known place of business is: 1514 W. Bramble Berry Ln, Phoenix AZ 85085 The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is: Stephanie Schlachter 1514 W. Bramble Berry Ln, Phoenix AZ 85085 Management of the limited liability company is reserved to the members. The names and addresses of each person who is a member are: Stephanie Schlachter 1514 W. Bramble Berry Ln, Phoenix AZ 85085 Published in The Foothils Focus April16,23,30, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR Elements of Sophistication,LLC L-1909949-9 The address of the known place of business is:

37906 N.17th Lane, Desert Hills, AZ 85086

The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is:

Lynda Tarsitano 37906 N.17th Lane, Desert Hills, AZ 85086 Management of the limited liability company is reserved to the members. The names and addresses of each person who is a member are: Lynda Tarsitano, Amy Hablutzel,Terri Davis, 37906 N.17th Lane, Desert Hills, AZ 85086 Published in The Foothils Focus April 9, 16, 23 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

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

MYSTIC DESIGNS PAINTING LLC L-1904504-8 The address of the known place of business is:

37515 N. 17th St. Phoenix, AZ 85086

The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is:

Shane C. Diaz 37515 N. 17th St. Phoenix, AZ 85086 Management of the limited liability company is reserved to the members. The names and addresses of each person who is a member are: Shane C. Diaz 37515 N. 17th St. Phoenix, AZ 85086 Published in The Foothils Focus April 23,30, May 7, 2014


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Deadline for classifieds is Wed. at 5pm for the following Wed. issue. Classifieds may also be faxed to 623-465-1363. Please note that no classifieds WILL BE accepted over the phone. NOTICES Looking for ladies and gentlemen to play Mah Jongg Wednesdays at the Civic Center building on Venture, noon to 3 or later. Call Nancy after 6pm. 623-465-9317 Al-anon Meetings in Anthem. Mondays 10:45am. St Rose Parish. 2825 W Rose Canyon Circle. S/W corner of Daisy Mtn & Meridian. Adoptions ADOPTION: A childless loving couple seeks to adopt. Large family. Financial security. Expenses paid. Eileen & Kim. Kimandeileenadopt @gmail.com or 1-800-456-4929. (AzCAN) ATV/Cycle/Etc 1960 to 1976 Enduro or dirt bike wanted by private party. Must be complete 50cc to 500cc. Will look at all, running or not. 480-518-4023 Autos 1964 to 1972 classic sports car, muscle car wanted by private party running or not. 480-518-4023

Caregiver or CNA needed Part Time for small senior group home in 85086 Zip code. Prefer someone who lives in the surrounding area. $9-$10 hour depending on experience. CPR, First Aid, TB required. 623-465-7203 Russell Cellular in Cave Creek AZ is seeking Wireless Sales Specialists. To learn more about Russell Cellular and to apply please visit www. russellcellular.com. Independent Advertising Sales Executives! We are looking for experienced, hard-working Print Advertising sales executives to join our Professional Sales team in the North valley. A successful candidate will be an experienced outside sales professional , preferably in print media, an excellent communicator, verbally and in writing, passionate about details, honest and have the willingness to prospect and make cold calls. Must have current computer skills. Please email resume to: foothillsfocus@ qwestoffice.net

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ADVERTISE YOUR JOB Opening in 82 AZ newspapers. Reach over 2 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: www. classifiedarizona.com. (AzCAN)

TRUCK DRIVER TRAINEES needed in Phoenix! Become a driver for Werner Enterprises! Earn $750/week + benefits! NO CDL? NO PROBLEM! CDL training available! 1-888-512-7114. (AzCAN) FIREFIGHTER. Paid training to join elite U.S. Navy team. Good pay, medical, dental, promotions, vacation. HS grads ages 17-34. Call Mon-Fri (800)354-9627. (AzCAN) CDL A Truck Drivers Needed. Up to $5,000 Sign-On-Bonus & $0.54 CPM. Solos & Team. Excellent Hometime. Great Miles, Benefits, 401K, EOE. Call 7 days/wk! 866837-5997. GordonTrucking.com. (AzCAN) INSTRUCTION MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES needed! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant. No experience needed! Online training at SC Train gets you Job Ready! HS Diploma/ GED & PC/Internet needed! 1-888-926-6058. (AzCAN) Livestock & Supplies TRIPLE R HORSE RESCUE is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. We rehabilitate and adopt out local horses that have been abused, neglected or rescued from slaughter We are in need of donations and sponsors to help with feed and vet care. Volunteer opportunities are also available. For further info, please call 602-396-8726. Free delivery of shavings, cow & horse mixture great for arenas or fertilizer 480-595-0211

Saddle & Tack Repairs. Western & English plus Racing saddle too. 30 years exp. Buy-SellTrade. 23yrs same location. Circle Mtn Rd & 18th St. 623-465-7286 VOLUNTEER-SPONSORADOPT! Dreamchaser Horse Rescue offers a myriad of volunteer opportunities. Please consider joining our Dreamchaser family! We need animal lovers who are willing to help with everything from ranch chores to fundraising! We have sanctuary horses who need sponsors, and horses available for adoption. Come see us: www. dreamchaserhorserescue.org or Susan at 623-910-6530 MISC 18ft equipment trailer with ramps, diamond plate deck. 14,000 GVW. $2000. 623-742-0369 / 602-214-5692 Cactus. 5 gallon & 36in box. Perfect for landscape. Great price for all. 623-742-0369 Craftman truck box. $50. 623-7420369/602-214-5692 For Sale: 40ft shipping container w/ 2 skylights, 2 whirrly birds, 4x4 sliding glass window, interior 3/8 OSB skinned, 60 amp electrical panel w/ 4 gang plugs every 8ft. Asking $6500. In excellent condition. A must See. Call Gary or Allie at 623-4652801 for more info. NO calls after 7pm please!! Free delivery of shavings, cow & horse mixture-great for arenas or fertilizer 480-595-0211 Misc Wanted Wanted: CASH PAID for guns, wagon wheels, wagons, anvils, wooden barrels, western antiques. 623-742-0369 / 602-214-5692 Free Clean fill dirt wanted near New River and Circle Mtn. roads. Some rocks OK 847-738-1194

Need a Bartender? Parties, Weddings, and Other Events. Reasonable Rates & Friendly Service! Dayanna Cavallo. Az Liquor Law Certified Call: 623687-1242 dayanna.cavallo@ gmail.com HOME WATCH & CONCIERGE FOR PARTTIME RESIDENTSLeave this summer knowing that Your property is being cared for. Local, Reliable, Bonded & Insured www. northvalleyhomeservices. com 480-567-6029 Roommate Wanted Roommate wanted to share home in BCC. Mountain Views. Extras available. $400mo. 623-374-5447 ask for Beverly Real Estate ADVERTISE YOUR HOME, property or business for sale in 85 AZ newspapers. Reach over 1 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: www.classifiedarizona .com. (AzCAN) Rentals Trailer for rent. Electric & water. $350mo. 623-465-0530 RV PARK SPACE--NICE! Small Quiet Park. Green Trees. Clean Air. Free Storage Sheds & WiFi. Nice Neighbors. 55+. $270 Monthly. North of Anthem on I-17. GreenNLush. com 623-374-9123 Land For Sale 57 ACRES, $57,900. Prescott area, Ruger Ranch. Rugged mountain property bordering State Land. 1st come basis. Financing & ADWR report available. Call AZLR (866)6320877. (AzCAN)

NW ARIZONA WILDERNESS RANCH. $260 month. 36 heavily wooded acres ringed by wilderness mountains and valleys at cool 5,700’. Hilltop cabin sites with beautiful mountain views. Borders 640 acres of scenic State Trust land. Maintained road/ free well access, near national forest hunting and fishing. $26,900, $2,690 down. Free brochure includes maps, photos & area info. 1st United 602-4780584 arizonaland.com (CDCN). (AzCAN) New River Land Sale. 360 degree views, 2200ft elevation, underground electric and water. 1 to 23 acres available. Located at the base of Gavilan Peak. Call 623-680-1017 4 ACRES with views of majestic Bradshaw Mountains. Situated at the end of road. Area of custom site built homes. Area of 30 gallon a minute wells. Property does have its own well and electric. Close proximity to Agua Fria river bed. Just south of Prescott. Easy commute to Prescott, Flagstaff or Phoenix. Rural living yet close to shopping, hospital, schools, colleges and other amenities. Priced to sell quickly at $160,000. Call Kay 928-710-4193

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HOMES • LAND • SHORT SALES Penelope was found 4 weeks ago in the wheel well of a car and brought into Petsmart on Happy Valley. They called Daisy Mountain Vet, and she’s been there ever since. Penelope is a gray tabby approximately 8 weeks old. She’s very independent, active and super sweet. Daisy Mountain also has four more kittens that were found in an Anthem backyard by a gardener. In 4 weeks, these kittens will be ready for adoption. There are three boys and one girl—two grey and white, and the other two are brown tabbies. For more information about Penelope or the four soon-to-be-adoptable kitties, call the Anthem Pets Hotline at 480-287-3542 or email daisymtnvet@gmail.com.

buchanan from page 19 Americans will be there beside them, which is not in the cards. The second option is the sanctions road. But Europe, dependent on Russian oil and gas, is not going to vote itself a recession. And should the West sanction Russia, Moscow would sanction Ukraine and sink what the Washington Post calls that “black hole of corruption and waste that is the Ukrainian economy.” As for more U.S. warships in the Black and Baltic seas and more F-16s and U.S. troops in

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New River resident wins competition, new violin New River resident Frank Islas was recently announced as the winner of a brand new handmade violin, valued at over $2,000, after competing in North Valley Symphony Orchestra’s annual Summerford Violin Competition. Islas will perform Bach’s “Violin Concerto in A minor” at the May 17 North Valley Symphony Orchestra concert, playing his new violin. The violin was donated by local luthier Jody Summerford who recognized the work that the NVSO volunteer artistic staff was doing to nurture and develop young musicians in the Phoenix community. Summerford plans to support NVSO with donated handmade instruments each year. Islas is a member of the first violin section for both the North Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra and the NVSO Adult Orchestra. At 18 years old, he has been playing violin 6 years and plans to pursue a degree related to music performance as well as an engineering degree. Islas’ private teacher, William Berge, commented on his student’s progression. “When I first heard Frank play the violin at our first session, I was struck not only by his extraordinary violin talent, but by his commitment to the instrument,” Berge said. “Prior to our first meeting, Frank had had almost no formal training on the violin. However, through a combination of hard work, talent and intelligence, he has proven to be quick-study. No student of mine has progressed so quickly.” Islas said that he consistently practices 4 hours per day as a part of his commitment

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Competition Day — Winner of the violin, Frank Islas (far left), and other competitors Noel Washington, Sophia Packard and Alberto Islas.

to excellence in his instrument of expertise. “My current violin is approximately 100 years old and I would love to take up a new instrument that has not been played by others,” said Islas when asked what excited him most about winning the violin. “Every instrument is different; the volume, the feel, the tone, the workmanship all contribute to the endless attributes of every instrument. I am looking forward to exploring the different sounds that I can

generate from this new violin.” The application process for the competition consisted of composing answers to five essay questions, obtaining a letter of recommendation from outside the NVSO organization and auditioning in front of a panel of judges. Applicants also had to be members in good standing in the North Valley Symphony Orchestra’s Symphonettes or Youth Orchestra. NVSO encourages young string players

to join the Symphonettes or Youth Orchestra for the 2014-15 concert season. Auditions will be scheduled during the summer and rehearsals will begin in September 2014. For more information about membership in one of the youth performance groups or the North Valley Symphony Adult Orchestra, contact the music director, Kevin Kozacek, at 623-980-4628 or conductor@ northvalleysymphony.org.

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Relay For Life event supports cancer survivors, more Eric Quade Editor

Survivors, patient caregivers and other supporters in the fight against cancer will be rallying in communities across the nation April 26 in separate Relay For Life ceremonies. For the Cave Creek event, chair Joe Rostowsky and co-chair Mary Schramm will be leading activities at the Cactus Shadows High School track that Saturday afternoon starting at 4. In addition to walking, the event will include games, raffles, food and more for the general public. Relay For Life is an all-night celebration of those who have struggled against cancer in some way. It can be traced back to Tacoma, Washington, where a cancer doctor wanted to get the community involved through an event that mimicked the ordeal of a sleep-deprived cancer patient. Schramm said she became associated with Relay For Life in 2006. “I was diagnosed with cancer, and I ended up attending an event and participating in the survivor

part of the ceremony where you’re recognized—the luminaria ceremony where the bags with all of the wonderful, loving messages are lit up all around the track,” she said. “And for me it was such a healing experience that I felt like I wasn’t alone anymore, that there were a lot of people battling the same thing.” That sense of camaraderie gave her strength in the face of adversity, she said. “It just changed me,” she said. “It made me know that I could do something to fight—that things weren’t out of my control, that I did have a say in what happened.” Schramm subsequently increased her involvement in the annual event, becoming the survivor chair of Anthem’s 2012 ceremony. Although an Anthem resident herself, Schramm and others would also go on to support Relay For Life efforts in Cave Creek. Also pitching in for Cave Creek’s 2014 program is Joe Rostowsky, who said that cancer has been a prevalent theme in the lives of his friends and fam-

ily. His father-in-law and mother died of lung cancer. Several of his friends also developed cancer—some surviving, some not. Rostowsky made a point to walk with some of those survivors at the 2013 Relay. “That’s the thing, [cancer] is all over the place,” he said. “I decided last year that I’m … going to have my own (Relay For Life) team this year.” His degree of involvement unexpectedly jumped from prospective team leader to chair of the annual event about half way through the year. Rostowsky said that Cave Creek’s Relay For Life raised about $70,000 with around 350 participants last year. With the midyear change in leadership, 2014’s Relay is behind last year’s benchmarks, but he is hopeful that things will pick up as the event draws near. To find out how to become involved in the event, which supports the American Cancer Society, go to the Cave Creek event’s website at relayforlife.org.

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