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Hit-and- Proposed New River truck stop under debate, May 20 run details sought Elizabeth Medora

ANTHEM – Amy Hatcher is asking for the community to help her find the hit-and-run driver who hit her car. Hatcher was exiting the Safeway parking lot in Anthem on Saturday evening, when a small white car driven by a young man with a young female passenger turned into the parking lot and sideswiped her vehicle. The other drive left the scene, and no witnesses have come forward yet to report his identity. When Hatcher called the Maricopa County Sheriff ’s Office non-emergency line to report the crash, she was told they were currently investigating another hit-and-run at the Bela Rosa Apartments in Anthem. It is not known if the two incidents are connected. Broken headlight pieces were at the scene, but Hatcher’s headlights were not damaged in the crash, indicating that the small white car that hit her also sustained headlight damage, which should make it easier to identify. If you witnessed the crash or believe you have some information on this case, please call MCSO’s Crime Stop line at (602) 876-1011 and refer to incident number 14-010759.

NEW RIVER – Got an opinion on the proposed truck stop at the New River/I-17 exit? Share your thoughts at the upcoming community meeting on May 20, 12-3 p.m., at Daisy Mountain Fire Station #141. The New River/Desert Hills Com mu n it y A ssoc iat ion’s monthly public meeting with county supervisor Andy Kunasek will be focusing on the plan of development for a truck/gas stop and Subway at the corner of I-17 and New River Road. The plan of development has been approved; now, the applicants will be submitting permits for approval. Two discussion meetings regarding this truck stop have already been facilitated by the NR/DHCA. At these previous meetings, attendees expressed concerns about how the truck stop would affect the area, including lighting, increased traff ic,

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Students of Camelot Therapeutic horsemanship showed off their skills at the Hooves & Heroes Derby Day on May 3.

NORTH SCOTTSDALE – Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship hosted its annual Hooves & Heroes ‘Derby Day!’ fundraising event on May 3. Guests celebrated with a live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby, enjoyed dinner courtesy of Bruce Brown Catering, and were entertained by a riding demonstration by two young Camelot students and their instructors. Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship is a nonprofit organization that teaches horsemanship to children and adults who have physical disabilities. Camelot has been offering all services at no cost to students for 30 years. Camelot will use funds raised through Hooves and Heroes to continue to offer their horsemanship program to children and adults with disabilities free of charge. Camelot was founded in 1980 by Eileen Szychowski. It offers one-on-one education, with instruction tailored to the individual needs of our students. Camelot specializes in serving riders with physical disabilities. Students learn riding, driving, grooming, training, vet care, and stable management. For more information on Camelot and how to apply to be a student, contact Mary Hadsall at (480) 515-1542 or


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Cave Creek Museum seeks volunteers for summer preservation efforts

As the season winds down for Cave Creek Museum, people of all ages are invited to view Museum exhibits through May 31 and consider volunteering over the summer to prepare new exhibits and assist with preservation efforts. Located at 6140 Skyline Drive, the Museum features an extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts that describe the lives of Native Americans, miners, ranchers and pioneers. Through May 31, the museum hours are Wed., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Fri. from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Entrance fees are $5 for adults; $3 for seniors; and $2 for students. Children 12 and under are free. Highlights of this current season’s exhibits include a Paolo Soleri exhibit, a “Spur Cross – Then and Now” exhibit, and an “Assayer’s Office” exhibit. The Museum also features several outside exhibits, including the historic Golden Reef Stamp Mill, which is the only operational 10-Stamp Mill in the state. Evelyn Johnson, Cave Creek Museum’s executive director, said that during the summer months, the Museum is very busy behind the scenes preparing for the new season. “In some ways, we’re like an ant colony, bustling with activity,” Johnson said. “Throughout the summer, there

is a constant migration of things going off exhibit and wonderful old treasures coming out of our exhibit room for public display. Each day brings new progress and we couldn’t do it without the help of our dedicated volunteers.” The Museum is seeking volunteers of all ages for a variety of positions, including docents and special project-based positions. Experience is not necessary, though a background in public speaking, education, hospitality, retail and merchandising, construction, and digital media will be helpful. Docent training orientations for volunteers are being planned. While volunteers are needed now to build new exhibits, the Museum is in need of volunteers throughout the season for two very large ongoing projects: Digitizing more than 20,000 documents and work to operate the historic Golden Reef Stamp Mill, Cave Creek’s original Stamp Mill which dates back to 1880. Last summer, Dallin Reese, 18, of north Scottsdale, volunteered over two weekends at Cave Creek Museum to scan historical photos and documents as part of the Museum’s efforts to digitally preserve history. His efforts helped him earn an Eagle Scout merit badge for his Boy Scout Council Troop Varsity 9540.

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Pitching in — Helping digitize Cave Creek Museum’s more than 20,000 documents are (R-L) Parker, Dallin and father Todd Reese. Dallin’s efforts helped him earn an Eagle Scout merit badge.

“It was a pleasure to assist the Cave Creek Museum in its endeavor to build digital files of historical information. I am grateful for the opportunity they gave me to complete my Eagle Scout project while learning about interesting and colorful local history,” Reese

said. Johnson said Reese’s help was invaluable. “He was so passionate about history and he even brought his own scanner and computer so that his father and brother also could assist us,” she said. Johnson emphasized that there is no minimum requirement of

time to volunteer. “We appreciate all volunteers, whether they can devote time on a weekly basis or over a few weekends like Dallin did,” she said. For more details or to volunteer, call (480) 488-2764, or visit

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Black Canyon City: ‘This place is a Gold Mine!’ Stacey Lane

Off Interstate 17, peeks a sleepy western town, surrounded by cacti and wildflowers, called Black Canyon City. Beyond the glow of the city lights, nestled in the foothills of the Bradshaw Mountains in the Sonoran Desert’s Black Canyon region, a small city with rugged and majestic scenery captures the spirit of the Wild West. With an approximate population of 3,000 people, Black Canyon City’s step back in time is just 45 minutes north of Phoenix, encompasses 10 square miles and is home to many gems. The Black Canyon, named after the color of the basalt in the surrounding rock, is filled with surprises and one might say, a real gold mine. Many a modern day prospectors still find gold here today. At approximately 2,000 feet above sea level, winters are ideal while the summers warm up, but cool off when the colorful sunsets come out to play. In the late 1800’s, miners carried their pioneering spirit to this lush part of the Agua Fria River, along with soldiers, herders, ranchers and adventurers. Originally known as Canon, its name has changed a few times over the last hundred years as its history took shape. In its early days, it was also called Canon and simply Black Canyon. The word “City” was added in 1965 and Black Canyon City remains its official name. Interestingly enough, it is not officially designated as a city or a town, which is a testament to the fact that folks in Black Canyon have a hankering for doing things in a unique fashion. Gold is considered a main reason for the community’s existence. Black Canyon became a mining hamlet around 1857 when placer gold was found in the Black Canyon and Agua Fria Rivers. Amongst the colorful characters that have been drawn to Black Canyon City was a clever miner, rancher, entrepreneur and hellraiser from the 19th century named Jack Swilling. He came to Arizona from South Carolina during the Civil War. During his trips as a courier, he encountered the abandoned canals and irrigation ditches left behind by the Hohokam along the Salt River and founded the Swilling Irrigation Canal Company. In 1867, his company began to clear the ditches, and this in effect, began the founding of Phoenix. He eventually sold his interest, and began a mining career in the Bradshaw Mountains in 1873. The ranch he established is today’s

Black Canyon City. Black Canyon City is a link to Arizona’s not so distant past . One can step back in time with The Black Canyon Trail. It first served as a corridor for early Native Americans and later became an official stagecoach stop in 1871, credited to Jack Swilling and Daryl Duppa, for weary travelers on the Phoenix to Prescott line. In 2008, the trail was designated a National Recreation Trail and today is used for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Its multiple trailheads and long, winding run hold backcountry beauty at every bend, stretching 80 miles north from Carefree Highway to Mayer. The town is as humble and unique, and its residents find themselves here for many a reason. Jack Ekin is one. “I believe it was in 1979 and on our way up north, we found a freeway bridge just north of exit 242 and we had to detour through the town of Black Canyon City. My wife, Jan, and I stopped at the Midway Saloon, then located in the center of town because they were having a donkey BBQ! They were advertising with an interesting sign out front that said ‘Best Piece of Ass in Town - All you can eat $1.00.’ Never in a million years did we think we would imbed in this little town,” Jack recalled with a smile. He later took full ownership of the Squaw Peak Steak House, sold it and it is now known as Chilleen’s on 17. Looking for serenity and stargazing, just add Black Canyon. Resident Diana Kenson moved out of the hustle and hurry of Phoenix in 2004. She enjoys remaining with the simple things that life in Black Canyon City brings. “I stay here for the clean air and with the lack of bright street lights, I am able to actually see stars at night and hear the quiet sounds that nature offers. I hear coyotes calling their kits at night and have the option of taking photos of the javelinas and foxes that roam in my back yard. I love Black Canyon City, the nature, the picturesque beautiful mountain scenery and all with the convenience of having a local grocery store located only three-quarters of a mile away.” This outdoor showcase for wildflowers and wildlife continues to grow. One of the newest additions to Black Canyon City is Heritage Park, which consists of ministreams and a restful pond located on 33 acres. The park grounds and its peaceful surroundings beckon visitors to get lost

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Ducks aren’t the only ones that enjoy the serenity and peacefulness of the Heritage Park Pond in Black Canyon City.

in the blue of a lazy afternoon. It also provides a natural site for the relocated 1926 original schoolhouse, which will soon be home to the Black Canyon Historical Museum. The next time your wheels are on I-17, cowboy up and pan for some gold. The

disputed mine claims, family feuds and wildflower lined trails in the Black Canyon have created some of the enduring legends of the Old West that are still alive and well today. To learn more visit www. black

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Community Events THURSDAY Crime discussion At 7 p.m. May 15, Anthem Neig hborhood Watch wi l l hold a discussion on current neighborhood and transient crime activity with guests from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Of f ice, Ma r icopa Cou nt y Sheriff’s Office and Phoenix Police. The meeting, taking place at the Anthem Civic Building, will include refreshments and door prize drawings. Job search Career Connectors, a nonprofit specializing in matching job seekers with employers, will hold a meeting from 9 a.m. to noon May 15 featuring hiring companies including Yodle, Pridestaff and Education Management Corporation. The meeting will take place at Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd, in Scottsdale. WEEKLY Scottsdale North Rotary The public is invited to the Scottsdale North Rotary Club’s weekly dinner meetings, held Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. at the Hacienda Mexican Grill, 32527 N. Scottsdale Rd. Rotary is a global humanitarian organization made up of men and women who are business, professional and community leaders. The club’s


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top priority is the eradication of polio. Stories in Cave Creek From 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. every Thursday, Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek hosts “Little Ones Story Time.” The program is geared toward newborns and children up to 36 months in age. The library also has a story time program for toddlers, which is held every Tuesday from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Networking group AmSpirit Business Connections i s n a t io n a l o r g a n i z a t io n consisting of sales representatives, entrepreneurs, and professionals which provides a forum for its members to exchange qualified referrals with others in the group. The Greater Scottsdale Chapter of AmSpirit meets every Wednesday 8 a.m.-9:15 a.m. at the offices of Homeowners Financial Group located at 16427 N. Scottsdale Road, No. 280 in Scottsdale. Prospective new members and visitors are welcome to attend. Crafting Adults wishing to knit, crochet, tat, macramé or do just about anything that has to do with fiber are invited to North Valley Regional Library’s “Made by Hand” program every Thursday at 1 p.m. Bring projects, books and patterns, accomplishments

and knowledge to share with others. Learn something new about your own craft, or pick up another craft (or stitch) that has piqued your interest. Or come and spend a couple of leisurely hours doing something you love to do or would like to learn and, in the process, make new friendships. Friday night meals The Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 1796 in Black Canyon City is serving up meals every Friday night. The public is welcome to attend. Homework help Teen volunteers are available Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Desert Broom Library to help elementary school-aged children with homework assignments and study skills. MONTHLY Alzheimer support group An Alzheimer support group is held the fourth Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way. Meet other area caregivers, share feelings, concerns, information and useful tools at this free gathering. For information, call 623-910-6072. Asthma class A free, introductory class for parents regarding asthma management is offered the second Monday of each month, 6:30

p.m.-8 p.m., in Room 400 at the John C. Lincoln Medical Office Building 1, 19841 N. 27th Ave. in Phoenix. The class educates parents on asthma “triggers,” medications and more. For more information, call 623-879-5452 or email Daisy Mountain Rock Club Residents of New River, Desert hills, Anthem and Tramonto who are geology fans are invited to the Anthem Civic Building the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for Daisy Mountain Rock Club meetings. Attendees may bring in rocks for identification, and the club features field trips and guest speakers. Grief support group Hospice of the Valley offers a free, drop-in grief support group from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month through June 3 at the Anthem Civic Building. The support groups are open to adults 18 and older who have experienced a loss through death. Counselors address a range of topics, including d e a l i n g w it h lo ne l i ne s s, understanding the grieving process, adjust i ng to l i fe without the loved one, taking next steps and finding meaning

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and reinvesting in life. For more information: 602-530-6970. Volunteer orientation The Foothills Caring Corps, a volunteer-based nonprofit with the primary mission of assisting the elderly so they may live independently at their homes, holds a volunteer orientation session the second Thursday of each month starting at 9 a.m. at 7275 E. Easy St., Ste. B103 in Carefree. To RSVP or find out more, call 480-488-1105. 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 or talk to a librarian for more info.



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MAY 14, 2014 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 e ve r y mo nt h , a nd CC W 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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DMFD offering CPR/ First Aid training DESERT HILLS – The Daisy Mountain Fire Department is offering a CPR/First Aid class on Thursday, May 22, 6-10 p.m. at Daisy Mountain Fire Station #141. This class teaches CPR and AED for the Community and Workplace, utilizing the American Safety and Health Institute curriculum. Class participants

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truck stop from page 1 possible litter, environmental concer ns, and commun it y safety issues. Since the meeting is set for 12-3 p.m., some residents may not be able to attend due to work conflicts. The NR/DHCA

has offered to take comments v i a e m a i l at P l a n-De v@ or phone at (602) 432-2800 and share them at the meeting. Daisy Mou ntai n Fi re Station #141 is located near the crossroads of New River Road and Circle Mountain Road, 43814 N. New River Road.

DVUSD high school graduations, May 22-23 PHOENIX – Congratulations to the graduating class of 2014! Deer Valley Unified School District graduations will be held on May 22 and 23 at the University of Phoenix Stadium. • May 22: Mountain Ridge – 2:30 p.m. • May 22: Barry Goldwater – 5 p.m. • May 23: Sandra Day O’Connor – 9:30 a.m. • May 23: Deer Valley – 12 p.m. • May 23: Boulder Creek – 2:30 p.m. For additional information, visit or refer to the specific school.

will be learning hands-on lifesaving techniques, demonstrating proficiency on the CPR mannequins. Satisfactory completion of the course entitles students to a certificate valid for two years from date of completion. Registration is required and costs $25. For more details, contact Paul Schickel at (623) 695-1424 or

Memorial Day ceremony at Anthem Veterans Memorial ANTHEM – The Anthem Veterans Memorial Support Team is inviting the community to attend the annual Memorial Day ceremony ‘A Day of Remembrance’ on Monday, May 26 at 10 a.m. at the Anthem Veterans Memorial in the Anthem Community Council Community Park. Doreen Berggren, the Central Arizona Chapter president of Blue Star Mothers of America, has been selected to give the key-

note address. The ceremony is hosted by the Daisy Mountain Veterans (an alliance of American Legion Post 128, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12031 and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 128), will include a POW/MIA remembrance ceremony and live music from ProMusica Arizona. The ceremony is expected to run approximately 45 minutes. Seating is limited; lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.

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Lessons, like recipes come in many shapes and forms How was your Mother’s Day? The “Big Day” is usually a joyful celebration, ref lection and acknowledgement of the moms we love! The thought of so many caring adults and children, scurrying around kitchens, cooking up breakfasts, doing extra chores, delivering bouquets of flowers, giving cards of appreciation, making long distance phone calls, and saying “thanks” in a million little ways is sweet music to all mothers’ ears. It’s good to remember Mom! Mothers gave us our roots. T hey k new us before we k n e w o u rselves. Their memories of us go far and beyond what we can conjure up. They BLUHM were another generation, perhaps a whole other era, but remain relevant in a timeless fashion throughout our lives. There is always something to learn about (and from) our mothers. Some moms just

can’t stop teaching. My mother is in her early nineties (her actual age is an obscure, little known fact) and on every visit, she gives my two daughters and me (plus grandkids) quite a few cooking lessons. She has perfected the art of cookie baking to a height that few of us may ever reach. Her best “big meal” is the English style “roast-of-beef” with roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding, which if done correctly, is possibly the most delicious dinner you might ever enjoy. I don’t do it correctly very often. My mother usually sighs deeply when she realizes my baking utensils, meat racks, cookie presses, and other equipment are “not up to par.” Any good chef will tell you that “proper cooking tools” are the first step to success. My mother agrees. She also believes that ingredients are essential. Just ask the three butchers at Fry’s, and they will confirm this. My mother had the three men literally running back and forth showing her various cuts of beef, until, after twenty minutes, the “this will do” roast was finally pre-

sented. Then, my mother showed us how to transform an “acceptable” piece of beef into a mouthwatering, delicious feast. Mothers taught us more lessons than we can ever remember, and if we’re lucky, we’ll take the most valuable ones and pass them on. A man in Anthem said his mother never held a job outside of the home, but adopted three children, and gave everyone the “foundation to be a good, decent, productive human being.” It has been said that, “there is no love like a mother’s love.” Why is this? Perhaps because Moms gave us the tools to withstand all manner of challenges, the capacity to grow into our unique selves, and the safe harbor of unconditional love that is the rarest gift of all. Mothers cannot be placed in a singular mold. A woman in Cave Creek claimed her mother wasn’t exactly June Cleaver. “She drank hard liquor, smoked too much, never cooked, swore often, drove a Harley, liked to gamble, and was also very loving.” What’s the legacy here? The woman says her Mom believed in the “freedom

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to be yourself,” and was generous to everyone. Sounds like a beautiful lesson. Lessons, like recipes, come in many shapes and forms. This is what Moms of all ages seem to specialize in – handing us recipes to put to use in our lives. The kitchen is only one small part of the “cooking class” that takes place when we consider the enormous influence our mothers have on our lives. Life is like cookie dough . . . so how’s your life shaping up? What lessons have you learned? When’s the last time you loved unconditionally? Do you believe in the power to

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CCUSD offering theatrical enrichment class

C. Nicholas Johnson and his artistic team are continuing their 25-year theater tradition with this summer’s student production. North valley kids, ages grade 4-12, can sign up for this twoweek enrichment residency that features the Bonanza Educational staff that works with students to create LEGO® animated videos. The theme will be ‘A Brave New World.’ This summer theater enrichment class fills up quickly, so parents are encouraged to sign their children up as soon as possible. The cost for the two-week camp is $300, which includes all needed theater items. During the first week, students will work with artist Renee Swan and dance instructor Elizabeth Lincoln to create costumes, props, sets, and the animated LEGO® component, as well as develop their performance skills. The second week will focus on the actual stage production including choreography, movement, and the incorporation of the LEGO® video into the final performance. T h is process wi l l requi re the students to hone their mime skills, while challenging them to portray emotion and character onstage. The two-week residency, June 2-13, will culminate in two pub-

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Transitioning to a Healthier Diet No way can we say that healthier eating or better diet information isn’t out and talking to us loud and clear. You’ve got Dr. Hyman, Dr. Weil, and the First Lady. So how does one really know which diet is the best? Although this can be confusing for many people who aren’t trained in nutrition or understanding scientific research, simple steps can help get you on your way. I’ve written about some of these steps and foods in past articles, but I want to reiterate a few points, as you might find yourself occasionally becoming frustrated not knowing wh ich d ie t CRUTCHER to do: Paleo/ Caveman, vegetarian, vegan, Mediterranean, gluten-free, etc. Of all the scientific studies and research available, most agree on the following: • Refined processed sugar is bad • Processed, refined, unnatural foods are bad • Pe s t ic id e s, a d d it ive s, preservatives are bad • Non-pastured, processed soy and grain-fed animal meat is bad

• High mercury levels in fish are bad • Cow milk/dairy is bad (with the exception of organic/ fermented yogurts and cheese for some) • Wheat—the gliadin and glutenin in today’s form of wheat is bad You can start to better your nutrition by first thinking— whole foods. Here are some more tips to get you on your way: • Eat more fresh, green leafy vegetables (or just more vegetables in general) to help change your brain chemistry to stop your sugar cravings • Don’t buy any white sugar, brown sugar, Agave (yes Agave!) but buy raw, organic honey and use sparingly. I have many other tips for getting off sugar, but that’s an entirely huge topic to include in this short column • Try your best to not buy anything in a can, frozen (except vegetables/preferably organic), or box. • Buy organic, pasture-raised and finished meats (and eat less— way less/eat more vegetables) • Buy only Wild Alaskan Salmon or Copper River Salmon (to try best to avoid mercury levels) • Try almond milk instead of cow milk (make sure it does not

have carrageenan in it) • Try a variety of organic rice cakes in place of bread (make sure they aren’t loaded with sugars) I realize that the above tips will not come easy for everyone. Tackle one at a time. Keep a diet diary and write everything down that you eat. Also write down how you feel—physical and emotional symptoms. You will find, over time, that your brain and body will be experiencing changes. You may start to detox and have flu-like symptoms, or you may just start feeling better right away. Changing the way we eat takes time. So take time, and enjoy the journey to better health. Bonnie Crutcher is board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners as a holistic health coach. Bonnie has created a weekly weight-loss program for women called, “A Regular Gal,” the Smart & Healthy Families Challenge, conducts workshops on health, and coaches clients one-on-one with her six-month program. Visit www.bonniecrutcher. com. Disclaimer: The content of this column is not intended to be medical advice. Always seek the advice of your medical doctor before engaging in any diet program or exercise routine.

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For a complete legal description of the land, prospective bidders are advised to examine the right of way application file as well as all pertinent files of ASLD. Said right of way easement has been valued at $56,109.00 and consists of 0.13 acres, more or less. Additional requirements and conditions of this right of way are available and may be viewed at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona. The complete file associated with the described land is open to public inspection at the ASLD, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., exclusive of holidays and weekends. Please direct any questions regarding this Public Auction to the Rights of Way Section of the Real Estate Division of ASLD at (602) 542-4098. This auction notice is available on the ASLD’s web site at Each potential bidder must show ASLD’s representative a cashier’s check made payable to the Arizona State Land Department in the amount specified under Terms of Sale Paragraph (A) below. TERMS OF SALE: (A) At the time of sale the successful bidder must pay the following by a cashier’s check: (1) The value of the right of way, which is $56,109.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $1,683.00; (3) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00; (4) Reimbursable Appraisal Fee, which is $3,000.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $63,292.00 (less $5,500.00 and less $9,477.00 for Advance Deposit into suspense if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $48,315.00). (B) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder must pay the full balance of the amount bid for the right of way and pay a Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the purchase price for the right of way less the amount paid under (A) (2) above. (C) No Selling and Administrative Fee shall be collected by ASLD if the successful bidder at auction is the beneficiary of the land trust. (D) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder shall be required to pay the actual legal advertising cost, less the amount paid under (A)(3) above. BIDDING INFORMATION: (A) The time of sale shall be deemed to be the time of declaration of the highest and best bidder. The bidding will begin at the total value of the right of way. A bid for less than the value of the right of way easement or by a party who has not inspected the right of way and/or the associated files and records of ASLD will not be considered. (B) All bidders must sign an affidavit stating that they have undertaken due diligence in preparation for the auction and that their representative is authorized to bid and bind the bidder. It is the bidder’s responsibility to research the records of local jurisdictions and public agencies regarding this property. (C) Pursuant to A.R.S. §37-240.B, the successful bidder must be authorized to transact business in the state of Arizona no later than three (3) business days after the auction. The successful bidder must sign an affidavit stating it is the successful bidder and sign a Certification Statement pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37 and the Rules of ASLD. (D) If the successful bidder fails to complete the payment as stated in the auction notice together with the additional required fees within 30 days from the auction date, all amounts paid at the time of auction by the successful bidder will be forfeited. (E) In the event of forfeiture, the ASLD Commissioner may declare that the bid placed before the final bid accepted is the highest bid, and that the bidder has five (5) days after notification by ASLD to pay by cashier’s check all amounts due. GENERAL INFORMATION: The ASLD may cancel this auction in whole or in part at any time prior to the acceptance of a final bid. A protest to this sale must be filed within 30 days after the first day of publication of this announcement and in accordance with A.R.S. §37-301. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADA Coordinator, at (602) 364-0875. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Ruben Ojeda (for) Vanessa Hickman State Land Commissioner April 4, 2014

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Anthem team earns second at chess tournament

North Valley Christian Academy announced that its team of five NVCA kindergarten students finished second in the recent scholastic Chess Emporium Governors’ Cup tournament held in Phoenix. A total of 565 students from 34 Arizona schools participated in the tournament. Students representing the NVCA team were Lallana Freneaux, David Thomas, Joshua Wollman, Rowan Baum and Brody Flowers. With students grouped by a general grade range, the tournament was composed of 60 students in the kindergarten section. Players were paired with kindergartners from other schools. Every time a student from a team won, it counted as a point to the overall team score with the goal to get as many points as possible for the team. Shannon Lauletta, director of admissions and marketing for NVCA, said that the game of chess holds educational value for schools. “[C]hess is an important scholastic activity, along with math and history, in helping to elevate academic performance,” Lauletta said. “Chess has proven to be most important in a child’s early development, helping to develop critical and creative thinking, problem solving, memory, concentration, intellectual maturity and self esteem skills.”



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Feeding those in need — Sandra Day O’Connor High School students in the Deer Valley Unified School District recently collected over 2,000 canned food items, accumulating more than 4,300 pounds of food, which were donated to Foothills Food Bank in Cave Creek.

Salon Eclectic hosting WHEAT fundraiser, May 17 ANTHEM – Salon Eclectic is holding ‘Glamour and Greatness’ on Saturday, May 17 to support WHEAT, a research program to help end world hunger. This charity event will offer hairstyling, shopping, raff les, and, to finish off the day, a fashion show. The benefit starts at 11 a.m. with hairstyling services; 50 percent of all proceeds will be donated to WHEAT. No appointments are needed for these services. Twentyfive percent of all boutique sales will also be donated to WHEAT. At 5 p.m., Glamour and Greatness will be moving into

anot her phase, requesting donations of clothing, purses, jewelry, and other items. For every item donated, participants will receive a raffle ticket. The fashion show begins at 6:30 p.m. All clothing modeled will be available for purchase, and the funds raised will be donated to the cause of ending world hunger. Salon Eclectic is located at 42407 N. Vision Way, Suite 110, in Anthem. For more information, call (623) 551-1262 or see the salon’s Facebook page at For more details on WHEAT, visit



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Before the summer sun makes being outdoors as appealing as working on your taxes during a trip to the dentist for a root canal, a visit to Black Mountain in Cave Creek offers a challenging, but rewarding hike. Located in the heart of Cave Creek, just off Schoolhouse Road, Black Mountain stands approximately 3,400 feet, a combination of black sedimentary rocks on the west side and granite on the east. This hike offers next to nothing in the way of shade so picking the proper time of day and year are important in order to enjoy the adventure. From the parking lot, at approximately 2,200 feet elevation, the trail initially follows a paved road. After a short climb the actual hiking trail veers off to the left, but on this day as many people remained on the road as changed course to take the trail. Whichever route one takes the two meet perhaps one third of the way up the mountain. Either way, this hike doesn’t waste any time gaining elevation. After a steady .5 mile climb, the paved road curves to the right, passing a water tank and cresting a saddle, opening up views to the southwest. At approximately 2,500 feet those travelling the road must leave the pavement and join the rest of the hikers on the trail. As a marginally in shape person both the lungs and the legs began to feel the burn as the challenge got sterner as the steps on the rocky trail got steeper.

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Although the local gym might be more convenient, it’s hard to imagine a Stairmaster could put its users through a better test than the one being offered on this warm, but breezy day. And the panoramic view of Cave Creek and the surrounding area were impressive in every direction. All told the trek to the top of the mountain took just more than an hour. While trying to catch my breath at the top and enjoying the views I noticed a marker in the ground with the date 1946 Cave Creek. The marker was placed by the U.S. National Geodetic Survey, a federal agency that defines and manages a national coordinate system, providing the foundation for transportation and communication; mapping and charting along with a large number of applications of science and engineering. Apparently the original marker was replaced in 1974. Around the outside it reads, “For information or to report damage write The Director National Geodetic Survey Washington D.C.” Trying to envision what the area looked like some 67 years earlier proved challenging, much less thinking what it must have been like when the Hohokam, who were said to have settled around 750 and or the Apache who inhabited the region from 1450 – 1870 prior to Cave Creek’s emergence as a mining area. Initially the trek down the mountain is a little slow as footing is important due to the steepness of the descent, but after the initial 15 minutes leaving the peak, the rest



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MAY 14, 2014 of the trip down the mountain is considerably smoother and easier. Although I’ve seen distances of as short as 2.2 miles roundtrip for the hike as well as 2.5 miles, the Map My Hike application on my iPhone suggested a distance of 3.01 miles. Here’s our unscientific five point scale ranking each hike. Scenery: 4 – Upon making it to the top great view are available in every direction. There are a couple spots along the way up where you get a sense of just how steep a climb you’re attempting. Accessibility: 4.5 – There isn’t a great deal of parking, or this would be a 5. That being said, it’s hard to have a nature hike much closer to civilization than Black Mountain. Five minutes after making it back to my car I was walking into El Encanto Mexican Restaurant for a post hike meal. Fitness challenge: 3.5 - This isn’t a long hike or it would score higher. The hike to the peak is steep from the word go. For the last third of the hike it’s difficult to maintain any semblance of a normal stride with the high step ups required. Kudos go to anyone that can make the ascent without stopping to catch their breath at least a couple times. Know of a great hike we need to feature? Share your thoughts by e m a i l i n g f fed itor i a l@

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Another of the spectacular views from the top of Black Mountain. This is looking back down the trail towards Cave Creek and Spur Cross.

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Town’s info center reports busy season, chance to volunteer Nina Spitzer, manager of The Cave Creek Information Center, said that the popular stop for tourists at Frontier Town enjoyed a very successful season since its Oct. 1 re-opening. To date, it has welcomed over 9,000 visitors from near and far, including the Phoenix area, various states and a large number of visitors from countries worldwide. The info center was open daily up until April 30 when it shifted to its summer schedule of Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. Daily hours will resume in October. Volunteers like Lisa Greenman said that the task of steering visitors toward their local destinations has been rewarding. “It’s been great meeting interesting people from all over the world and being able to answer their questions and guide them in the right direction,” Greenman said. To get that assistance, though, tourists and others have to find their way to the info center facility. On the outside, the info

different reasons for pitching in, one thing each volunteer appeared to have in common was their love for the Cave Creek/ Carefree community. Take, for example, Pauline Smith who commented on her involvement. “I wanted to do something to help our town and its merchants,” Smith said. “It’s always nice to put

center looks like an Ol’ West marshal’s office. A mural of an unhappy cowboy sneering out from behind bars— painted by local artist Harold Bertram—lies just inside. Helping the cowboy greet visitors are volunteers in Western garb. Visitors leave with a handful of information on area recreation, restaurants, shops, services, galleries and merchants. They can also obtain local maps, including those of hiking trails. The Cave Creek Information Center is under the auspices of the Cave Creek Merchants and Events Association from whom it receives backing and support. The hub of information also benefits from the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce and the donation of a space in Frontier Town. Most of all, Spitzer said that the information center’s successful season has been a result of the hard work put forth by the 30 volunteers who donated a combined total of over 1,400 hours. Although they might have

our merchants in the forefront.” Others said it was about the sheer joy and satisfaction of giving back. “Each day is different,” said volunteer Susie Snider, “and each day brings a joy that keeps me returning to help serve our community in this special way.” For those who would like

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The large door glided silently open; a spacious, naturally illuminated room welcomed us with quiet graciousness. A dozen individuals sat silently attentive to the speaker, artist Sue Avery Lewis. I slipped quickly inside, glanced around for an available seat and settled in to attend to the presentation. Like magic, the space of the magnificent gallery that Sue calls home expanded with an elegant grandeur. As her words floated across the room, she guided our gaze to the framed mixed media,

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Her father, who had more practical ideas for his young, free spirited daughter, tempered the “messing around.” With h i s e n c o u r a g e m e n t , Su e accomplished a deg ree in English literature with a teaching certification. But creativity was in Sue’s soul. She branched out into art education, earning a master’s degree from Iowa State University in craft design with an emphasis in painting techniques as applied to enameling. Sue continued into her post-graduate work in art therapy, counseling and

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Clash in the Cornhusker State The Republican civil war, as the press refers to it, will come to a head in Nebraska in just over one week. Three candidates are in the running: Shane Osborn, Ben Sasse and Sid Dinsdale. My pick, Ben Sasse, leads the race presently, but Washington money is pouring in to stop him. Conservative momentum could come to a halt in the cornhusker state if Sasse loses. Sasse is a college president who had previously spent time working in Washington for the Bush Administration doi ng hea lt h care policy. An outspoERICKSON ken critic of Obamacare, his opponents have painted him, with out-of-context statements, as a supporter of the law. Sasse is supported by a group of conservatives who are often fighting each other. Paul Ryan, Tom Coburn, the Senate Conservatives Fund, the Club for Growth, FreedomWorks, National Review, RedState and others have all joined Sasse’s campaign. Sarah Palin and Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz recently endorsed him, too. Sasse is the conservative stan-

dard bearer in the race. But that has also made him a target. In Kentucky, Sen. Mitch McConnell is fighting off businessman Matt Bevin for the Republican nomination. Bevin is supported by many of the conservative groups supporting Sasse, most notably the Senate Conservatives Fund, a group I support and contribute to. Because of the shared support, Mitch McConnell has worked to defeat Ben Sasse. Declaring he would beat tea party candidates everywhere, McConnell has used his longtime Washington connections to pour money into Nebraska against Sasse. Nominally getting McConnell’s support is Shane Osborn. Osborn, while in the military, piloted the plane the Chinese forced out of the sky in 2001. A memo surfaced relating to that incident that purported to clear Osborn of any errors in judgment or handling of the situation. It turns out that the memo was a fake and Osborn had to take responsibility for it. That has dragged down his polling, and he has resorted to attacking Sasse nonstop. Standing on the left side of the field is Sid Dinsdale, a banker who is largely self-funded. Dinsdale, who calls himself a “lifelong Republican,” has written numerous checks to Demo-

crats over the years. His bank worked with Democrats to craft the Dodd-Frank legislation. Dinsdale himself has said he would never vote against increasing the debt ceiling. Though he has limited support from the establishment and conservatives, Dinsdale has benefited from the feud between Osborn and Sasse. The Republican Establishment has made it a priority to stop the wave of conservatives building momentum across the country. In the past few months, the Chamber of Commerce and Washington lobbyists have poured money into campaigns to oppose conservatives. They scored a victory with Thom Tillis in North Carolina against a divided conservative field, but the two conservatives in the race combined received more votes. That brings us back to Nebraska. Conservatives need a win with Ben Sasse, and the establishment knows it. The establishment has decided that Sasse must be defeated because of who supports him. With polling showing Sasse gaining more and more ground, it appears the establishment would be willing to take a Democrat, just to stop conservative momentum. A political action


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The ‘cyberbullied’ Monica returns

Does Monica Lewinsky really think she was a victim of cyber bullying? Apparently so, according to her “coming out” piece in Vanity Fair, which is getting a lot of at tention, ostensibly because of its potential i mpac t on Hillary 2016. ESTRICH Nice excuse. But, really, does anyone honestly think Lewinsky’s story will have any impact on who the next president will be? Hard to believe. Cyber bullying — as a justification for the piece and as a definition of a contemporary role for Lewinsky — makes almost as little sense as the angle offered by political reporters, who are just trying to come up with some reason to keep feeding us the Clinton stories we seem so hungry to consume. Was Chelsea’s pregnancy really noteworthy because of the potential impact of the timing on her mother’s race for the presidency? Please. As if having a pregnant daughter would somehow mean Hillary couldn’t or shouldn’t run. So, too, for Lewinsky. Young people, happily, barely know who she is. Older women, some of whom in the days leading up to Hillary’s 2000 run for Senate did hold it against her that she had not left her husband, ultimately came to her side, particularly after her Senate opponent put her down in a fashion that smacked of sexism. And then the issue basically disappeared. There always will be “Clinton haters” out there, but there are far fewer than in the past. And a relationship that happened 20 years ago between a woman who will be in her 40s in 2016 and a former president who will be turning 70 that year is pretty hard to get worked up about, particularly when the candidate is not the former president, but his wife. As for the Republicans, don’t forget that they came out of the impeachment mess looking worse than the president, not to mention the first lady, having so massively overreacted and under the leadership of Republicans who had their own issues with extramarital affairs with staffers and lobbyists.

This is hardly a chapter they should relish reliving. I feel sorry for Lewinsky, but not for the reasons she offers. She was not “cyberbullied” by the Drudge Report. There are plenty of people who wronged her: the president, who, as he acknowledged, had no business having a consensual relationship with a White House intern; her best friend, Linda Tripp, who secretly taped their conversations and used them to advance political goals; the various investigators who lost all perspective on the proper scope of their mandate; Republicans on Capitol Hill and their allies on talk radio and television who just couldn’t stop themselves from overreacting. As for her claim that she is troubled because Hillary is supposedly blaming the women (herself and Monica) and not her husband, believe me, I was there: She blamed him, too. Big time. But Lewinsky is right about one thing: It’s time for her to move on, to have a life. On its face, it must seem horribly unfair that former President Bill Clinton is held in such high regard, while she has struggled. But this isn’t just sexism. It’s a reflection of the reality that their inappropriate relationship was, for him, a black mark in a lifetime marked by accomplishment, including after leaving the White House — while for her, there have been no great second or third acts. Maybe there won’t be; she has tried various projects, none of them successful. But the only way to move past a chapter is to move past it. I wish her luck. I hope this is the last article she writes about what happened in the ‘90s, and not the first of many. You can’t move forward by dwelling on the past. In the meantime, the Clintons continue to “sell.” If you look at Hillary’s schedule, it looks like nothing so much as a candidate’s schedule. Barack and Michelle Obama are on their way into the history books. The Clintons, God bless them, have more staying power than any modern political figures. For her sake, not theirs, I hope Lewinsky unhitches her star from that wagon and finds a life of meaning of her own. To find out more about Susan Estrich and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at

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3744 W.Jacksonville Dr. Anthem, AZ 85086

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Trinidad Sanchez & Michael Sanchez 3744 W.Jacksonville Dr. Anthem, AZ 85086

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Trinidad Sanchez & Michael Sanchez 3744 W.Jacksonville Dr. Anthem, AZ 85086 Published in The Foothils Focus May 14,21,28 2014


9051 W.Iona Way, Peoria, AZ 85383 The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is:

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Marinah V. Farrell 26038 North 17 Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85085

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  MAY 14, 2014

New owner takes the wheel at Anthem’s Pit Stop by Eric Quade

Nestled in the eastern corner of the Anthem Way/Gavilan Peak Parkway intersection lies a small business that recently underwent a change in leadership. Prem Multani is the new owner/ operator of Pit Stop Lube & Oil in Anthem. Although the business itself has been in Anthem since April 2008, Multani just started his leadership role there last month. Multani said that he had gained a lot of his experience in the industry while in California, and it was the down-home feel of Anthem that steered him to his new surroundings. “My family ... we have a full mechanic shop that does engine rebuilds and everything in California ... and we also have a lube shop,” he said. “I’m a familyorientated guy, and Anthem is a very family-orientated community. I want to work with the locals and show the locals how competitive we are.” In particular, Multani said that his shop offers a competitive alternative to having vehicle work done through a dealership. As one might expect, Pit Stop deals in an array of preventative a nd rout i ne ma i nte n a nce services for automobiles: Oil changes, radiator ser v ice, transmission flushes, brake fluid service, headlight replacements and many ot her t y pes of automotive care are available. While those types of services might be offered elsewhere, Multani said that Pit Stop aims to do so, while also retaining a sense of family in the business transaction. “The idea is I want it to be not a commercial location—I want it to be a family location,” he said. “For example, we do specials on Veterans Day and all of that type

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‘Stop’ for a spell — With eateries like Shanghai Club close by, Pit Stop owner Prem Multani said that many of his customers drop their vehicles off for maintenance at his business and then go to grab a bite to eat over their lunch breaks.

of stuff. The idea is I want to work with everyone and keep them coming back in here, so they’re satisfied that we did a great job.” Multani said that that effort might eventually lead to him


conducting special seminars in the community with the goal of helping those who might not otherwise be very knowledgeable about cars to become more vehicle savvy.

In the meantime, the new shop owner shared his insights on one of the most common issues he runs into in his line of work. “We’re trying to educate the consumer that oil is like an

investment in the vehicle,” he said. “You should not go over the recommended service interval because, when you end up having high mileage on that car, it causes more repair issues, basically.”

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committee run by Mitch McConnell’s former campaign manager, Justin Brasell, just spent more than $100,000.00 in advertising against Sasse. Making this attack more intriguing, Brasell also runs Tom Cotton’s Senate campaign. Cotton is a Republican congressman from Arkansas favored by the establish-

ment. Brasell made the attack on Ben Sasse using a seemingly random video of Sasse’s own daughters in the advertisement. Outrage ensued and Brasell promptly quit the political action committee to focus on Tom Cotton’s campaign. Cotton has stayed quiet about the whole affair. The Republican Establishment and conservatives will continue fighting across the map. Conservatives look to be on the losing

The ACC is looking for Anthem’s top singing talent to participate in auditions to be considered to perform the National Anthem at the 15th annual Independence Day celebration July 3, 6-10 p.m. at the Anthem Community Park. This event draws more than 20,000 attendees from across the Valley. The competition will be limited to the first 30 singers. Sign up online or print a downloadable form. Auditions will take place May 31 at 9:30 a.m. at the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way. Participants must arrive by 9:15 a.m. in order to audition, performer MUST be available for the Independence Day event.

Each performer must sing the entire National Anthem a cappella (with no music accompaniment or microphone) as a solo for the judges. No recorded music will be accepted. It will be expected that the song is memorized and the full song must be performed. If the performer is under the age of 18, the parent/guardian will not be allowed in the room during auditions. Parent/guardian signatures will be required for minors to audition. Performers will be judged on vocal ability as well as stage presence. Performers must bring a recent headshot to auditions. For more information visit www.

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side, given the massive amounts of money being spent by the establishment and its allies. But a win in Nebraska for Ben Sasse could re-energize conservative efforts and give them hope. We will know in about a week. To find out more about Erick Erickson and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at

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art from page 15 evolves with the pieces Through the afternoon, we were guided on a “magical mystery tour” through both Sue’s paintings and custom jewelry series. Moving from “Shelters of Ambiguity” to “Hearts and Haiku,” facing “Empowering Spirits”, smiling at “Ecological Dancers,” peer i ng around “Whimsical Birds” and ending up with “Vehicles of Inquiry: A Contemplative Journey” … which, by the way, the last two series are also the titles of her two published books. Both books are set up to be journals in personal discovery. The format includes 20 lifesearching questions, which

power a collection of whimsical birds and fascinating vehicles— the unbelievable becoming believable. Sue Avery Lewis’s candid and moving “expressions” of her life convey a story of humanity and her journey in profound and inspiring ways. Visit her website to travel through the multimedia evolution of each series, reflect in Sue’s hauntingly perceptive verse and enjoy one’s own perceptions and ref lections of this most unusual artist. Sue’s books, “Whimsical Birds” and “Vehicles of Inquiry: A Contemplative Journey,” many be purchased at Amazon. com. Feel free to contact Sue to view her work or to commission a piece.

Dear Foothills Focus Readers, Eric Quade photo I have been in the home care industry for over 20 Not this time — years and it is such Barry Goldwater a rewarding career. Everyday I go to work I get to help someone. ResCare employees say they love their jobs because they can reach out to their communities and make a real difference in people’s lives. Recently ResCare HomeCare has expanded our in-home care and support services into your area. We are actively seeking care attendants to join our team. If you have a desire to give back to the community, looking to earn extra money, have life experience caring for loved ones and/or Professional Caregiving skills, caring and compassionate, then I encourage you to consider learning more about our Caregiving opportunities. Our open positions are part-time with flexible hours and all training is provided for free. Please call me if you have any questions about employment with ResCare HomeCare, or if you would like to learn about how our in-home care and support services could benefit you and your loved-ones.

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