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BCHS student No one hurt as pickup truck fire shuts I-17 Egging leads to criminal damage arrested over online threats Elizabeth Medora

ANTHEM – Boulder Creek High School student Nicholas Goettl was arrested on Monday, May 19 after a threatening post was made from his Twitter account. The tweet read, “For my senior prank I’m going to bring an AR15 to school and kill everyone.” Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department arrested Goettl, who turned 18 on May 1, charging him on a count of Hoax, a class four felony. According to a press release issued by MCSO, Goettl was arrested at his father’s house and subsequently admitted to posting the tweet. The Deer Valley Unified School District issued a statement on May 19 regarding the arrest. The statement noted that MCSO takes all threats very seriously and that an investigation was immediately launched. Before school started on Monday, MCSO officers had already been to Goettl’s house, taken his statement, and arrested him. The statement also noted that the DVUSD abides by the district’s Student Rights & Responsibilities Handbook for all disciplinary issues. Students took to Twitter to discuss the arrest, making comments like, “So this year definitely ended with a bang.” Another poster noted that the student was a “great kid,” but added that, “Can’t be saying stuff like that online, even if it (is) just a joke.” No interruptions to the BCHS school day were reported.

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A pickup truck caught fire on I-17 just north of Anthem midmorning on Monday, May 19th. The occupants attemted to put out the blaze with small fire extinguishers but it took the Daisy Mountain fire department to stifle the flames. Fire travelled along the I-17 frontage road ditch in the moderate wind and was prevented from becoming a more serious fire.

NORTH VALLEY – Monday, May 26 is Memorial Day. This day honors past and present veterans who have died in defense of our country. When it was first observed after the Civil War, Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day and was specifically to honor the fallen soldiers who served in that war. Today, we honor those who have served the United States in multiple wars – and multiple ways. No matter the day or date, Memorial Day is a sobering reminder that thousands of people have died for the sake of freedom. Anthem Me mor i a l Day w i l l b e commemorated in Anthem at the Anthem Veterans Memorial at 10 a.m. on Monday. Everyone is welcome to attend the ‘A Day of Remembra nce’ ceremony, hosted by the Daisy Mountain Veterans. Since there will be limited seating, bringing your own chairs and blankets is encouraged. The Anthem Veterans Memorial is located in the A nthem Community Park, 41730 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway.

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ANTHEM – Egging is not a prank – it’s vandalism. That’s the message City of Phoenix Police Precinct Commander Joe Klima is trying to get out to kids in the community. “Often, people minimize acts of vandalism like egging. These are not harmless pranks,” said Klima. “Criminal damage can be a class one misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the amount of damage done.” A West Anthem resident’s car was egged in the early morning on May 13. The vandals didn’t just egg her car. They went as far as opening the gas cap and cracking an egg into the car’s gas tank. “They did over $2,000 of damage,” noted the resident, who asked not to be named. Her car was parked in her driveway. She had brought it home only five days earlier – now this brand new car needs a paint job due to the extensive damage. The level of vandalism in this incident has left this resi-

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‘A Day of Remembrance’ will take place at the Anthem Veterans Memorial site on Monday May 26 at 10 a.m.


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ANTHEM – Family, friends, and local Vietnam War veterans gathered at the Anthem Veterans Memorial Sunday, May 18 to commemorate United States Air Force Sergeant John M. Burkett and United States Air Force Sergeant Robert M. Vonderhaar with pavers purchased by their respective families. The two veterans met while in the Air Force, served together in Vietnam, and have remained close friends since. Also present to support their comrades-in-arms were Vietnam War veterans and Anthem residents, Jim Gloshen (USAF), Mike Spinelli (USAF), Mary Ann Derryberry (USMC), and Dennis Hider (USMC). Pictured left to right are Mike Spinelli (USAF), Robert Vonderhaar (USAF), Jim Gloshen (USAF), John Burkett (USAF), Dennis Hider (USMC), and MaryAnn Derryberry (USMC).

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events from page 1 North Phoenix Pay tribute to veterans with the 8th Annual Phoenix Memorial Day Rally. Sponsor one of over 150 flags in honor of a vet and join the hundreds of motorcycles in the tribute ride. The ride begins at 6:30 a.m. on May 26 and is located at the Phoenix National Memorial Cemetery, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road. For more information, see www.ridersusa.net. Glendale Westgate is hosting a memorial motorcycle ride on Saturday, May 24. The 4th Annual Memorial Day Ride & After Party at Westgate Entertainment

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Council focuses on sewage, water pipeline maintenance TARA ALATORRE

CAVE CREEK – The Cave Creek Town Council approved expendit ures over $46,000 for sewage pipeline and water pump maintenance, whi le updat i ng i ndust r ia l sewer regulations, and addressing the issue of town clutter caused by business signage. The town council passed the first reading of an ordinance attempting to limit the display time of portable signage for businesses and prohibit signage referencing drugs, including medical marijuana. The council also approved expenditures relating to the town’s sewage system and water delivery system through the Central Arizona Project canal, while tightening industrial sewer regulations and enforcement pertaining to solid grease particles. Cave Creek paid JCPI Services $20,000 to perform emergency repairs on the sewer pipeline near Linda Drive on April 9, 2014, which was leaking raw sewage into the soil and is a violation of state environmental regulations. The company replaced the pipe and restored the manhole, estimating that the leakage had been happening for 10 to 15 years based on samples

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taken from groundwater. “Had regular maintenance been done this would have been discovered years ago,” said Councilman Reg Monachino during the meeting. According to a memo sent to the town council and town manager, the pipeline problem highlights the need for a comprehensive wastewater maintenance and inspection program that is currently being developed by the town’s utilities department. In addition to the recent pipeline replacement the town also had to replace two 30year old water transmission pumps and motors at the CAP canal turnout site that supplies water to t he tow n of Cave Creek. With the summer approaching and a pending violation write up from CAP due to the poor state of the equipment, David Prinzhorn, the utilities manager, authorized a $38,000 payment to Foster Electric Company for the installation of two new water pumps. The newly installed pumps will prevent the town from implementing water restrictions. “We would have had to move into stage two drought operations if one of the pumps broke,” said Mi ke Bax ley

a town building official. With the two new pumps that were installed on May 14, water can now be delivered at 2,500 gallons per minute, equating to an additional 826,560 gallons of water a day. The extra water delivery will hopefully keep the town’s reservoirs full, preventing water usage restrictions for Cave Creek this summer, according to Prinzhorn. Resident David Smith says the recent infrastructure repairs show what a lack of attention to detail leads to when speaking to the council on Monday. “The state of the town is gracefully deteriorating,” Smith said. “The people of the town know it as well. With maintenance costs on the council’s mind, it put the town’s businesses on notice, u n a n i mo u s ly p a s s i n g a n amendment implying more rigid enforcement of solid wastewater regulations especially relating to total suspended solids, which is associated with grease traps. “There is a drastic decrease in the amount of odor because we simply reduced the grease,” said Councilman Charles Spitzer. Businesses found out of compliance will receive letters

with a five-day notice to fix the problem, at which point surcharges can be assessed to utility bills if not rectified. The amendment comes after the town realized that the current outdated fee structure is causing a net loss to the town after analyzing the laboratory and staff costs associated with testing wastewater with the actual surcharges collected, determining a $127 loss in 2013. “We need to rectif y and stop the grease residuals: they are problematic; cleaning the pipelines and treatment costs money,” said Baxley during the meeting. The town has the legal right to enter and spot check businesses’ grease traps, ensuring they are not at more than 30 percent capacity, and can pinpoint at least eight repeat offenders in the town, according to Baxley. While some town residents credited the aging sewage and water systems as part of the “graceful deterioration,” other Cave Creek other residents pointed to signage clutter in the town center as the problem. “I think there is a fine line between cool and eclectic and we are passing over to tacky,” said resident Ellen Kohrs about

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Around the Bluhmin’ Town : Chased by donkeys? Don’t admit it... I got a speeding ticket. There, I confessed to my carefree, fastdriving ways and I know I will feel a lot better about it. Have you ever driven a bit over the limit? Hmm . . I thought so. We are all probably guilty (as charged), but rarely get caught. I suppose in my forty years of d r iv i ng, I d e s e r ve d this ticket. Yet, it did BLUHM seem sort of harsh. And very unpleasant! A perfectly beautiful Spring Day ruined when I saw those flashing lights in my rear view mirror. My heart pounded as I pulled over to the side of the road. I said a little prayer. Most of the time, I am a slightly slow and annoying driver. I know this because when I am driving, often a car will pull up close behind me and I can see the driver’s lips moving in my rear view mirror. I think what the driver behind me is saying could not be printed in this fine paper! At times the hurried driver will pass me and wave a finger at me, and not in a very friendly gesture! So there is something ironic about me get ting a ticket for going eleven miles over the speed limit on Carefree Highway. Yikes, what was I thinking? Oh and the motorcycle officer who pulled me over was a rather prickly (unfriendly) fellow. Of course, the first thing he did was ask me if I was in a hurry. Ha! As if I am dense enough to fall for that trap. I have read plenty and talked to enough people who have told me, NEVER answer

that question if you get stopped because it only leads to ridicule and humiliation. In fact, there are comedians who have made entire acts based on people’s wild and crazy answers to an officer’s question, “Why were you in such a hurry?” A forty year old woman in Phoenix told the officer who stopped her for speeding that her biological clock was ticking. She then went on to say, “I was rushing home for a rendezvous with my husband because I am ovulating.” Lady, do not tell a police officer you are speeding because you are going home to have sex! Use some common sense! Do you want to get arrested? Evidently the most-oft given excuses for speeding are, “I have to go to the bathroom;” “My doggy is home and needs to go tinkle;” “I have a roast in the oven that is burning;” “I have to pick up my child from school;” and “I am sick.” None of these stories work! Speeders beware, say nothing when asked why you

just broke the law. Well, when I could not offer a good reason and sat quietly while I was getting a ticket, I did think the officer was a bit crabby. Or maybe he was just having a bad day. (Anyone from the Phoenix Police Department or my insurance agent please stop reading immediately). The officer was rather condescending when he asked if I knew how to read. But I kept quiet, since falling into one speed-trap was bad enough. When I finally arrived home with my terrible citation, my husband, Doug asked me what was wrong. So I told him. He looked over the ticket and shook his head and said he thought it was pretty funny that me, of all people, was even speeding. Then he asked if I signed my ticket. No, I signed nothing and then he threw his head back and laughed and pointed out that the officer signed my name on the ticket, “Screwed.” Very funny! Somehow I did find my new name rather hysterical.

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Doug says I should go to Court and fight the whole thing and complain that the officer signing my name went a bit “too far.” I say I just pay up, slow down and forget about it. My girlfriend says I should go to driving school. My daughter says I could “report” the officer who said I’m “screwed.” My grandson said I should get my speedometer checked out. My minister might say I should pray for forgiveness and a comedian somewhere will have a really good “answer” for me if I ever get pulled over again. Oh, a lady in Phoenix said she got so “rattled” when she was stopped for speeding that she told the officer she was “rushing to the hospital to give birth.” Problem is she wasn’t pregnant . . .and fifty years old! One man in Wickenburg was pulled over on Carefree Highway by Lake Pleasant and told the officer that he was going fast to get away from a wild donkey that he was thought was chasing his truck. And a lady in California said a bee got into her car and

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ANTHEM – The Boulder Creek High School boys’ volleyball team won the state tournament against Mesa. Mesa didn’t lose one match this year, so this was a huge celebration for Boulder Creek boys’ team. Congratulations to the great BCHS team!

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CCUSD proposing budget cuts for 2014-15 Desert Hills part of a student’s high school/ middle school experience, and if we continue to be the most expensive guy in town, I am pretty confident that, while our district does not want to support athletics financially, it’s directly proportional to students leaving our school district,” added board member Janet Busbee. Superintendent Dr. Debbi Burdick addressed the board, stating that the fees generally cover just what is needed for athletic programs and that there typically is nothing left in the account at the end of the school year. “We would love to support athletics through the district dollars,” Burdick said. She noted that the district has had to cut teachers, as well as various programs, due to budget cuts. The proposed athletic fees were approved by the board, 4 to 1. One section of the potential budget would require CCUSD staff to give up about $30 per month from their paychecks to help fund the district insurance policy. This item was debated by the governing board, district staff, and the president of the Cave Creek Education Association and CSHS teacher Lori Hart. “For our teachers, $30 a month is a lot of money,” said Hart, speaking as a public commenter. She illustrated the financial troubles many teachers have been experiencing, relating that she personally knows a teacher who could not come to work one

morning because she could not afford to put gas in her car. “Over 40 percent of our teachers have a second job to make ends meet,” Hart added. Board member Stephanie Reese noted that trying to find an answer to the budgetary woes was difficult for her and the rest of the board. “It’s rare when we get to talk about giving teachers more,” Reese said regretfully. “It’s rare when we are able to value them in a financial way. They work so hard, and they are so dedicated to our kids and our district.” Board president Schaefer moved to amend the motion that would require an employee contribution to insurance, st r i k i ng t he employee contribution. The other board members agreed, and the motion was passed, minus the employee contribution stipulation. This approval was greeted with cheers from the teachers in the audience. The CCUSD finance staff will now be considering other ways to make up the shortfall in the insurance fund – about $168,000 – including taking the needed capital from the district’s overflow insurance fund, termed a ‘rainy day’ account. The budget will continue to be reworked until it is finalized for a governing board vote in June. Visit the CCUSD Web site at www.ccusd93.org for budget announcements and upcoming meeting notices.

Safety first: Anthem’s criminal activity discussed ANTHEM – To stay safe, local residents need to work together. That was the recurring theme of the May 15 Anthem community safety meeting sponsored by the Anthem Neighborhood Watch. The meeting focused on transient criminal activity. While this isn’t currently a common problem in A nt hem, Joan Campbell, one of the featured speakers at the meeting, noted t hat educ at i ng t he public about this kind of activity helps prevent it from becoming widespread. Campbell, who spent 21 years as a Glendale police officer and now works for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, noted that this type of crime is common in parking lots, stores, hospitals, and sometimes homes. Types of transient criminal activity include sweetheart swindles (a criminal masquerading as a romantic partner in order to steal), false damage or claims, requests for financial assistance, or offers of work for a low price. Transient criminals’ success with their crimes depends on

their victims being unaware of their ploys. “We need everyone’s help to stop this,” said Campbell. “Our best tool is education.” A commenter at the meeting said he had seen panhandlers in Anthem in the last six months and asked how they could be made to go away. Campbell noted that panhandling on public property is considered free speech. On private property, it can be considered trespassing if the owner of the property does not want panhandlers there. City of Phoenix Police Lieutenant Ben Moore said that no one should feel pressured into giving panhandlers aid. “They can get all the services they need at the downtown shelter,” he said. “There are resources we can refer them to. Call the non-emergency police line ((602) 262-6151) for people in need.” Black Mountain Precinct Commander Joe Klima, also from City of Phoenix Police, asked residents to let their legislators know if they have issues with

panhandlers. Legislation is being considered that would change the legalities of panhandling. “We always want to provide the people an opportunity for services,” said Klima. “As a community, you’ve got to decide where you draw the line so that this panhandling does not affect the quality of life for others.” Another issue brought up at the meeting was that both Phoenix Police and the Maricopa Count y Sheriff ’s Department (not present at the meeting) frequently have long response times to calls. Klima said they are working to improve this and noted that MCSO and Phoenix Police will answer each other’s emergency calls as “mutual aid,” depending on emergency and proximity. More com mu n it y safet y meetings are planned, and f ut u re d ate s w i l l be a nnounced when t he timing is decided. Fo r mo r e i n fo r m a t io n , contact the Anthem Ne i g h b o r h o o d Wa t c h a t AnthemNeighborhood Watch@gmail.com.

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TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA

PARCEL: M&B THRU TRACT 6 IN STATE PLAT 55, 2ND AMD., SECTION 27. CONTAINING 0.02 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. PARCEL: M&B THRU TRACT 4, BLK 3 IN STATE PLAT 36, SECTION 28. CONTAINING 0.11 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. BENEFICIARY: SELECTIONS)

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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 www.azland.gov. Each potential bidder must show ASLD’s representative a cashier’s check made payable to the Arizona State Land Department in the amount specified under Terms of Sale Paragraph (A) below. TERMS OF SALE: (A) At the time of sale the successful bidder must pay the following by a cashier’s check: (1) The value of the right of way, which is $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.

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ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION 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:

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Progressive Skin Care Systems, LLC L-1905142-6 411 W. Irvine Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85086

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(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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ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION NON-PROFIT CORPORATION

1. Entity Name: Linda’s W.I.S.H. 2. Character of Affairs: Raising funds and community involvement for cancer research. 3. The corporation will have members. 4. Arizona known place of business: 2201 W.Valhalla Court, Anthem, AZ 85086 5. Directors: Frank Kacmarsky,2201 W.Valhalla Court, Anthem, AZ 85086 Carol Stelter 2005 W.Shackleton Drive, Anthem, AZ 85086 Dianne McCracken 38717 Red Tail Lane, Anthem, AZ 85086 Carol Stacy 5915 E.Cielo Run,N. Cave Creek, AZ 8585331 Dyanne Rice Morgan 41426 N. Anthem Ridge Drive, Anthem, AZ 85086 6. Statutory Agent: Frank Kacmarsky,2201 W.Valhalla Court, Anthem, AZ 85086 7. Incorporator: Frank Kacmarsky,2201 W.Valhalla Court, Anthem, AZ 85086 Published in The Foothills Focus May 7,14 and 21, 2014


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CAVE CREEK – The Cave Creek Unified School District honored multiple teachers throughout the district for their outstanding Web sites at the governing board meeting on May 13. Teachers are encouraged to create Web sites, and the honorees were said to have gone above and beyond in their work.

Library summer reading program begins May 29 A N T H EM – M a r icopa County Reads, the premier summer reading program for 61 county libraries, is set to kick off near the end of this month. From May 29-July 26, this year’s summer reading theme is FIZZ BOOM READ, with many events, programs, and materials for check-out, focusing on science. To off icially participate, c u s tome r s need on ly to reg iste r on l i ne at w w w. summerreadingaz.org. Last year, more than 91,000 children, teens, and adults across the county participated. This year, t he prog ram hopes to grow by rewarding reading accomplishments with digital merit badges and game challenges. While anyone who reaches the completion standard of 1,000 points is eligible to receive a free book, this year’s program provides new and exciting incentives such as cool digital badges, game challenges, and family-friendly programs. For each minute a participant reads, he or she earns one point toward his/her reading goal. Points are not only earned for logging leisurely reading activities but also for attending librar y events, completing reading lists, participating in games, and engaging in community experiences. To get to 1,000 points, participants must complete the first four levels of the program identified in the Reading Adventure app. Summer reading is one of the library district’s major contributions to community literacy efforts. It is believed

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Wrong way signs such as this one on the I-17 at the New River Rd. exit weren’t enough to deter a recent spate of collisions in the past week. Elizabeth Medora

NORTH VALLEY – A driver heading north on I-17 south hit a minivan early Friday morning, killing three of the passengers. Between May 12 and May 18, three separate collisions caused by wrong-way drivers occurred. This has prompted action from law enforcement around the state, culminating in an emergency meeting called by the governor’s office on Sunday. During

this meeting, the Department of Public Safety, the Office of Highway Safety, and the Arizona Department of Transportation discussed ways to prevent wrong-way driving and protect drivers who encounter someone wrong-way driving. DPS reported that multiple police officers responded to emergency calls on May 16 regarding a Chrysler 300 heading in the wrong direction. They attempted

to apprehend the driver by vehicle and by helicopter but were unable to intercept him. The Phoenix man drove northbound on the southbound highway for more than 20 miles before hitting a minivan near milepost 248. The driver was seriously injured in the crash but is expected to recover. Three passengers in the minivan struck by the wrong-way driver were killed. Three other passengers were injured and were airlifted from the accident scene. On May 12, an impaired wrong-way driver hit and killed an off-duty Mesa police officer after traveling approximately 30 miles in the wrong direction on various freeways. The third wrong-way collision of the week occurred early on the morning of May 18 when a wrong-way driver struck another vehicle in Gilbert, killing two passengers. These wrong-way collisions are currently under investigation. Detectives are investigating the Sunset Point crash and are asking for citizens’ help. Anyone who saw the Chrysler 300 driving the wrong way is asked to call Detective James Waltermire at (602) 223-2370 or Detective Sergeant Mark Hoerrmann at (602) 223-2193.

May 23 Music in May performer change ANTHEM – The Tommy Titan Band will be replacing David Hernandez for May 23’s Music in May concert. Hernandez is currently unable to travel to Arizona, so a new band will be performing instead. The Tommy Titan Band will be playing covers of a wide variety of music, from 1960s hits to current Top 40 hits. For more details, see www.onlineatanthem.com. ACC hosting Jaguar basketball academy ANTHEM – The 2014 Jaguar basketball academy is starting on June 9 at the Anthem Community Center. Two sessions will be held; the first will start on June 9, and the second will start on July 28. Each session costs $175. Register in person on the first day of each session or at www.onlineatanthem.com. New River Elementary registering for full-day kindergarten NEW RIVER – New River Elementary is accepting enrollments for 2014-15 full-day kindergarten. Full-day kindergarten will be free this year in the Deer Valley Unified School District. Families that live outside the district boundaries can open enroll their child in a DVUSD school by filling
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MTA auditioning for Pied Piper of Hamelin

Musical Theatre of Anthem is auditioning for the final summer show, Pied Piper of Hamlin.

Outlets at Anthem hosting summer health event, May 24 PHOENIX – This Memorial Day weekend, experience summer health, summer style and summer fun at Outlets at Anthem. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, the center will have a variety of health screenings and activities onsite. The Daisy Mountain Firefighters will be on hand that day, educating participants on water and pool safety, as Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to the summer and pool season. Additionally, Massage Envy Spa will offer chair massages, Vitamin World will hand out healthy smoothies, and SpaFly will offer spa treatments from their mobile spa. Orange Theory Fitness and North Valley Library will also be onsite with activities. The Anthony Bates Foundation will provide information on the need for heart screenings and the traveling MOM and POP mobiles will offer mammography and prostate cancer screening that day. Most insurance carriers are accepted. Appointments are required. Call (480) 967-3767 for MOM and (480) 964-3013 for POP. From Friday, May 23 through Monday, May 26, outlet mall shops will be holding a sidewalk sale. During the sale, many stores will be offering additional deals on top of already reduced outlet

store prices of 30 to 70 percent off retail. Outlets at Anthem is located in Phoenix off the 1-17, at the Anthem Way exit 229. For more information, call (623) 465-9500, visit www.outletsanthem.com, or visit the mall Facebook page at www.facebook. com/outletsatanthem.

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ANTHEM – The Musical Theatre of Anthem is auditioning for their final show of the season, Pied Piper of Hamelin, an original musical theater production in a summer workshop format. Composed by Joe Bousard, this story closely follows the original poem, with an ending more suited to a younger audience. This nocut production for ages 9-14 runs June 9 – 20, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with performances June 20-22 at MTA’s performance space in Anthem. Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be held at MTA’s performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way in Anthem. Those auditioning should bring a musical theatre song (or any song they are comfor table with), 16-32 bars or one minute in length. Bring a CD or iPod accompaniment. You may also sing a capella if needed. Have registration materials, available at www.musicaltheatreofanthem. org, completed prior to coming to the audition. Performances take place at MTA on June 20 at 7 p.m., June 21 at 3, 5, and 7 p.m., and June 22 at 1 and 3 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www. musicaltheatreofanthem.org. Adult tickets are $18 and students, seniors, and children 12 and under are $15.

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Husband and wife jewelry team offer unique creations

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Jonathan and Julie Harmon create unique jewelry items. Shea Stanfield

CAVE CREEK – Dazzling, intricate, fascinating, unusual, and breathtakingly beautiful are just a few of the adjectives used to describe both Jonathan and Julia Harmon’s artistic jewelry creations. Jonathan grew up living with the arts in Taos, New Mexico. His multi-faceted father Cliff did handcrafted woodwork and built wind tunnel test models for aerospace and movie props. He established a name for himself in the Taos area as a talented watercolor and acrylic artist as well.

His mother Barbara was equally well-known as a Taos painter in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and other mediums. Jonathan incorporated both talented parents’ interest in his pursuit of a career in the arts. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from New Mexico Tech in Socorro, N.M., Jonathan began a fourdecade professional career in Information Technology. The nature of technology is a constant environment of change, exploration, creation, and adaptation. Jonathan takes this skill set partnered with his talent for imagina-

tive design into his art. He has developed his own unique style in paintings and drawings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and ink. In the sculptural realm he creates tiny to medium size pieces, from jewelry to fantasy figures and geometric forms. Larger works are done in wood and bronze, while smaller works, as sculptural pendants, are brought to life in silver, bronze, and glass. The other half of this creative team is Julia. Julia grew-up “making things.” This was fostered by a rich environment provided by a number of her family members

that were both crafters and artists. Surrounded by inspirational ideas and plenty of materials, young Julia was free to develop her creative side to her heart’s content. She became so proficient in jewelry making that she sold her first piece of beaded jewelry at age 13. Julia loved music and science as well, excelling in both during her school years. She started a degree program at a scientific college but left before graduating due to family responsibilities. As the children grew older, Julia was able to nurture her creative side in jewelry design. Julia continually incorporates new ideas, materials, and techniques in her oneof-a-kind designs. Today, Julia teaches classes throughout the Valley, has her work in two museum gift shops, and is currently working with the new Artisans

Creative Exchange, a group of Valley jewelry makers. Both Jonathan and Julia are members of the Sonoran Arts League, and both participate in the annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour held every November, as well as teaching members of ACE. Julia and Jonathan team up in many of their jewelry creations. Julia is a master in the ancient wirework techniques like ‘Chain Maille’, most notably Viking Chain work. Jonathan is the expert in small sculptures and pendants, which often incorporate gemstones and beads. To view a selection of Jonathan and Julia’s jewelry creations, visit their Web site at www.harmonstudio.com. Feel free to contact them for an appointment to see their collection or pursue a commissioned piece.

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Community Events Cave Creek Read to Sioux Pooh Children, along with a favorite adult, are invited to Desert Broom Library every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to read to Sioux Pooh the therapy dog. A 2010 study found that children in reading programs that used therapy dogs developed reading skills up to 20 percent faster than without. Teen Tech Help Desk at Desert Broom Library Having trouble figuring out the latest app for your smart phone? Want to download library eBooks but can’t figure out how to get them from the library to your device? Let our tech-savvy teen volunteers help you with these and other technology-related questions. Just bring your device to our Special Collections room, 12-3 p.m. every Saturday. You may call ahead to make sure that a volunteer is available and knowledgeable about your particular device. No appointments; walk-in only, first-come, first-served. (480) 488-2286. Anthem 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 dealing with loneliness, understanding the grieving process, adjusting to life without the loved one, Black Canyon City 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. Carefree 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 NR/DHCA meeting The New River/Desert Hills Community Association hosts two meetings each month. A community meeting is held every second Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., at the Daisy Mountain Fire Station. Then on the second Friday each month, the group convenes its town hall meeting from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Anthem Civic Building.

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CAVE CREEK – The Cave Creek Info Center in Frontier Town is looking for additional volunteers to join their team. Summer volunteer requirements are a minimum of one 3-hour shift per month, a positive and friendly disposition, some knowledge of the area, and a willingness to learn more. For additional volunteer information, contact cavecreekinfocenter@yahoo.com or (602) 622-7461.

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U.S. in the Pacific Ocean that was actually an attack on the monster. The film introduces two scientists, Dr. Seriwaza (Ken Watanabe) and Vivienne Graham (Sally Hawkins), who are investigating a massive mine in the Philippines where two large insect-like pods have been discovered. In Tokyo, Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) and his wife Sandra (Juliette Binoche) are working in a nuclear plant that sustains deadly damage during what is said to have been an earthquake. Fast forward a few years and Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), the son of Joe and Sandra, is on military leave with his family in San Francisco when his father is arrested for trespassing in Tokyo. Ford picks up his father and they soon find themselves detained in a research facility that is investigating strange anomalies reminiscent of a past secret. The Godzilla mythology, originally presented as a global warning against nuclear production after the destruction in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, was born in 1954 by director Ishirô Honda. The original film wasn’t overlooked but instead familiar elements were utilized that allowed for a great setup that introduced the film. While Edwards delicately handled the lore, his film was much different than most of the titles in the long running series, focusing extensively on narrative and character developments in this version. The story was interesting at first mostly due to Bryan Cranston’s turn as the vigilant Brody, providing a sincere and strong performance even though he was only given minimal screen time. Whatever incarnation of Godzilla you

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Making College Affordable There’s a debate among economists about why a college degree is worth so much. That the credential is valuable is not in doubt. According to the Pew Research Center, college graduates earn about $17,500 more annually than high school grads. Why? The “human capital” school believes that students learn valuable skills in college that employers are willing to pay for. The “sig na l i ng” s c h o o l doubts that CHAREN the content of a college education is really that marketable. They argue that employers are interested in the traits — diligence, intelligence, self-control — that a degree reflects. For decades, politicians have bought votes with promises to make college “more affordable.” They passed legislation with names like the “College Cost Reduction and Access Act” and the “Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act.” There are Pell Grants and Stafford Loans, and much more besides. Shockingly, colleges and

universities have increased their prices more than any other sector of the economy except health care, which is also — surprise! — highly subsidized. As Anya Kamenetz writes in “$1 Trillion and Rising,” a report for Third Way: “Since 1978, the cost of college tuition has increased faster than the consumer price index in every single year. That’s not true for any other item in the basket of consumer goods.” Student loan debt now exceeds all other consumer debt except mortgages. Default rates have reached a 20-year high, with as many as one in six borrowers failing to repay his or her loans. Taxpayers pick up the tab. Just since 2007, the average debt has increased by 43 percent to $26,000. The overhang of student debt is slowing the economy, some argue, as debtors put off purchases of cars, homes and other goods in order to service student loans. For the 30 percent of debtors who don’t graduate, the added debt carries no offsetting reward in higher wages. What have colleges been spending all of that extra money on? Between 2001 and 2011, according to The Wall Street Journal, the number of college and university administrators grew 50 percent faster than the

number of instructors. Presidents of public research universities earned a median income of $441,392 in 2012. Facilities at many colleges have become country-club lavish, with hot tubs, climbing walls, lazy rivers, movie theaters, sushi bars and single rooms with attached bathrooms. Universities across the country have been on a building spree. Dubbed the “edifice complex” by Richard K. Vedder, who studies college spending, much of it has been financed by debt. Though both Republicans and Democrats have participated in the political pandering that created the higher-education bubble, Democrats have less room to maneuver in seeking reform. As with K-12 education, the universities that profit from current arrangements are the Democratic Party’s constituents. President Barack Obama’s approach has been to forgive outright the debt of students who work for the government, thereby increasing the burden on taxpayers (most of whom did not attend college). The sky-high cost of college is a worry for many middleclass families. (Have you seen

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Is Journalism Losing Its Nerve? When I went into journalism, one of the first things I was told as a freshman is that journalism is different from stenography. It is supposed to be — or at least has been — about using rights granted under the First Amendment to be a check on government and corporate power. Yet, the hedge in that last sentence is deliberate — and appropriate. T h a t ’s b e cause a new survey from the Indiana Un iver sit y suggests things are SIROTA fast changing in the news industry — and not for the better. The latest in 42 years worth of surveys of journalists, this one polled more than 1,000 reporters in the latter half of 2013. That timeframe is significant — it was right when revelations about the NSA’s mass surveillance were being published. You might think such an historic time period in the annals of journalism would only strengthen reporters’ belief in the necessity of responsibly — but fearlessly — publishing information, even if the powers that be do not authorize such publication. Instead, it seems the exact opposite has happened. As IU researchers note, “the percentage of U.S. journalists endorsing the occasional use of ‘confidential business or government documents without authorization,’ dropped significantly from 81.8 percent in 1992 to 57.7 percent in 2013.” To really understand the implications of this shift, think back to almost every famous investigative scoop. Then ask yourself: What would have happened to those stories had they only come to one of those 4 in 10 reporters who oppose the use of “confidential business or government documents without authorization”? The answer, most likely, is that those stories would never have been published, and history might have unfolded in an entirely different way. Maybe “The Jungle” would never have been written, and then the most basic food safety standards would never have become law.

Maybe Richard Nixon would have served two full terms. And maybe we would still know very little about just how much our own government is surveilling us. Noting all this isn’t to dismiss the trepidation that comes with doing real investigative journalism. After all, when you do that kind of work, you inevitably run the risk of legal threats and intimidation. You are also all but guaranteed to face the scorn of state-aligned or corporate-aligned journalists — i.e., those reporters who predicate their work on echoing, amplifying and pleasing those in power. But all of those costs are an unavoidable part of the job, at least if you think “the job” is reporting information, without fear or favor, in the public interest. That definition, though, may not be so sacrosanct anymore. “The job” is now defined differently depending on where you may be in the news ecosystem. And in much of that ecosystem, the risks and costs associated with adversarial journalism have reduced “the job” to that of a loyal stateand corporate-aligned journalist. This is why so many Washington reporters publicly slammed the NSA disclosures. It also explains why financial journalists so often defend Wall Street. Simply put, the path that avoids regular confrontation with power is often far easier, less risky and more lucrative in the news business. Thus, it has become the preferred path du jour, to the point where almost half of the news business does not support reporting news that the government and corporations don’t want reported. And who knows? Maybe the next IU survey 10 years from now shows a full-on majority of journalists saying news outlets shouldn’t publish without the express consent of the corporations and governments. That would no doubt make the CEOs and politicians quite happy, but it would be a tragedy for the rest of us. David Sirota is a staff writer at PandoDaily and the best-selling author of the books “Hostile Takeover,” “The Uprising” and “Back to Our Future.” Email him at ds@davidsirota.com, follow him on Twitter @davidsirota or visit his website at www.davidsirota.com.

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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 good homes for 2 Catahoula Heelers. Please call 602-920-4989 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 2004 GMC 2500HD Pickup, reg cab with camper shell $8,500 obo.Truck & camper shell are white with beige interior.86,500 miles. In great condition, has been well maintained. Call Markus 623-680-2454 Business Opportunities OWN YOUR own Medical Alert Company. Be the 1st and Only Distributor in your area! Unlimited $ return. Small investment required. Call toll free 1-844-2251200. (AzCAN) Cable/Satellite TV DISH TV Retailer. Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/ month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-318-1693. (AzCAN) DirectTV: 2 Year Savings Event! Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Only DirecTV gives you 2 YEARS of savings and a FREE Genie upgrade! Call 1-800-6442857. (AzCAN) HELP WANTED Drivers: FT/PT Operators for Tour/Charter Co. SignOn, Safety Bonus! Per Diem. CDL w/P end. EOE. All Aboard America! heide@ allaboardamerica.com 855321-4674 Looking for apprentice electrician with at least 2 years experience. 602-301-7299 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 Handyman helper needed tile, cement, cabinets, many different things. leave message at 602-326-1946 or 602-374-9303.

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 Rock Springs Café is hiring!! All positions. Apply in person. 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) DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW IN PHOENIX! Become a driver for Werner Enterprises! Earn $750/week + Benefits! NO CDL? NO PROBLEM! CDL training available. 1-888-512-7114. (AzCAN) EARN $500 A-DAY: Insurance Agents needed: Leads, no cold calls; Commissions paid daily; Lifetime renewals; complete training; Health & Dental Insurance; Life License required. Call 1-888-713-6020. (AzCan) EMT PAID TRAINING to join elite U.S. Navy EMT’s. Good pay, medical/dental, promotions, $ for school. HS grads ages 17-34. Call Mon-Fri (800)354-9627. (AzCAN) EXPERIENCED DRIVER OR recent grad? With Swift, you can grow to be an award-winning Class A CDL driver. We help you achieve Diamond Driver status with the best support there is. As a Diamond Driver, you earn additional pay on top of all the competitive incentives we offer. The very best, choose Swift. Great miles = great pay. Late model equipment available. Regional opportunities; Great career path; Paid vacation; Excellent benefits. Please call: 866837-9507. (AzCAN) NEED CLASS A CDL TRAINING? Start a CAREER in trucking today! Swift Academies offer PTDI certified courses and offer “Bestin-Class” training. New Academy classes weekly; No money down or credit check; Certified Mentors ready and available; Paid (while training with Mentor); Regional and Dedicated opportunities; Great career path; Excellent benefits package. Please call (866)8546080. (AzCAN) CDL-A TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED. Up to $5,000 signon bonus & $.54 CPM. Solos & Teams. Excellent hometime. Great miles, benefits, 401K, EOE. Call 7 days/wk! 866-837-5997 Gordontrucking.com. (AzCAN) DRIVERS: PRIME, INC. Company Drivers & Independent Contractors for Refrigerated, Tanker & Flatbed NEEDED! Plenty of freight & great pay! Start with Prime today! Call 800-277-0212 or apply online at driverforprime.com. (AzCAN)

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HOME WATCH & CONCIERGE FOR PART-TIME RESIDENTS Leave this summer knowing that Your property is being cared for. Local, Reliable, Bonded & Insured www. northvalleyhomeservices. com 480-567-6029

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. VOLUNTEER-SPONSORADOPT! Dreamchaser Horse Rescue offers a myriad of volunteer opportunities. Please consider joining our Dreamchaser family! We need animal lovers who are willing to help with everything from ranch chores to fundraising! We have sanctuary horses who need sponsors, and horses available for adoption.Come see us: www.dreamchaserhorserescue. org or Susan at 623-910-6530 Saddle & Tack Repairs. Western & English plus Racing saddle too. 30 years exp. Buy-SellTrade. 23yrs same location. Circle Mtn Rd & 18th St. 623-465-7286 Free delivery of shavings, cow & horse mixture great for arenas or fertilizer 480-595-0211 MISC Complete cutting torch set with full bottles and dolly. $375 obo. 602214-5692/623-742-0369 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

D & G Scrapping. Old washers, dryers, hot water heaters, etc. We will recycle your left over yard sale items. Moving? We will take your trash to NR refuse for cash. Call 602-920-4989 Local body 602-206-6040

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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 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) Land For Sale U FINISH CABIN SHELL ON 38 WILDERNESS ACRES $439 MONTH. Well built new cabin shell in quiet-scenic highlands of northern AZ. Evergreen woodlands & meadow mix at cool-clear 6,200’ elev. Sweeping wilderness views/ abundant groundwater/ loam garden soil. Top hunting/fishing in nearby National Forest. $55,900 with low down seller financing. Ranch brochure, photos, cabin specs 1st United Realty 800-9666690. (AzCAN)

LENDER REPO SALE: 5 acres, $12,900. Show Low, Windsor Valley Ranch. Quiet county maintained road with electric. Excellent climate, nearby trout fishing. 1st come basis. Financing & ADWR report available. Call AZLR (866)552-5687. (AzCAN) New River Land Sale. 360 degree views, 2200ft elevation, underground electric and water. 1 to 19 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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Looking for good homes for 2 Catahoula Heelers. Please call 602-920-4989 REMEMBER TO ADOPT! Maricopa County Animal Care and Control 602-506-PETS www.pets.maricopa.gov Rattlesnake proof your dog now. Snake proofing for all breeds of dogs. New River location. 480-215-1776 www.vipervoidance.com

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Pet of the Week - Fluffy If you’re looking for a loving cat, Fluffy definitely fits the bill. A super affectionate kitty who loves to socialize with his human companions, he’ll stick to you like glue. This orange tabby was found wandering the desert and is ready to settle down and love on his new family. He’s 2-3 years old and has been neutered and is current on shots. For more information on Fluffy or other available kitties, contact Daisy Mountain Vets at (623) 551-8387. Lost, found and adoptable animals can also be viewed on Anthem Pet’s Facebook page or Web site anthempets.org. Anthem Pets is a nonprofit organization serving lost, found and abandoned animals in the North Valley since 2005. Operating on donations alone, it aims to find forever homes for abandoned animals and return wayward pets to owners.

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charen from page 16 the f inancial advisers’ ads targeting parents of newborns?) Republicans are likely to have the reform field to themselves for a while. Mitch Daniels, who taught the Republican Party valuable lessons in management as a successful and highly popular two-term governor of Indiana, is now doing the same for academ ia as president of Purdue University. For the third year in a row, Purdue has frozen tuition rates. President Daniels (I know, it has a nice ring to it, but let that go) explained how he did it. As USA Today explained, “There was no secret sauce, just a little sensible pruning that would be ordinary in the business world but seems alien in much of academia, where a steady flow of federal aid guarantees a steady f low of students at seemingly any price.” Purdue consolidated some of its administrative positions. It chose a higherdeductible health care plan. It cut food service costs by switching providers and hiring

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part-time students to do work formerly performed by full-time employees. It short, it acted as if cared about consumer, i.e., student satisfaction. Republican governors of Texas, Wisconsin and Florida have called for $10,000 degrees at their public universities. Not $10,000 per year, but $10,000 total, which would return college, inflation-adjusted, to what it cost in the 1970s. K a me ne t z u rges t hat a combination of online courses, fewer nonacademic perks, cutting administrative bloat and focusing on graduation, not just enrollment rates, would make college what it should be — a boon for the poor and middle class. The current system, wh ich bu rdens ta xpayers, graduates and — most painfully — dropouts, with massive debt is uneconomic, unjust and unsustainable. To find out more about Mona C hare n , an d re a d fe a ture s by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www. creators.com.

Dear Foothills Focus Readers, I have been in the home care industry for over 20 years and it is such 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. You can reach me at 480-435-9939.

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