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It was simply time to move on for Kevin Kozacek. After serving for nine years with ProMusica Arizona, Kozacek stepped down following the last concert of the season in May. Not interested in getting into the details of the split, the founding Artistic Director for ProMusica said he and the group’s management simply no longer saw eye-to-eye. “I think saying artistic differences is fair. They had a different vision of what they wanted to do,” he said. “It happens all the time with all sorts of different groups. When you’re not in sync it’s not good for either side.” While he was unsure what his next move might be, the answer presented itself in short order as a number of musicians from ProMusica decided to branch out on their own and start a new group, North Valley Symphony Orchestra, one they asked Kozacek to lead as the Music Director. “We have a core group with more than 270 years of orchestra music experience,” Kozacek said. “I’m excited to try something different. It’s always fun to start a

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The Black Canyon City Fire Department honored Deidre McCarthy and Salvatore Muscarella during a ceremony Saturday. The two carried Boyd Smith to safety during a fire on May 18.

When Black Canyon City’s Dee Dee Smith arrived at the Maricopa County’s Arizona Burn Center in the early hours of May 18 she remembers being told she should consider signing a do not resuscitate form. While she said her husband, Boyd Smith, was only being given a 20 percent chance of survival after receiving second and third degree burns to 90 percent of his body Dee Dee wasn’t about to give up on her husband. “I told them to do whatever they needed to do. I knew he was going to make it,” Dee Dee said. “I have faith in God and

also in the will of my husband.” Some seven weeks after being hospitalized, having undergone more than 15 different surgeries and multiple skin grafts, Boyd is still fighting. Perhaps odds don’t apply to the 56-year-old Black Canyon City man who was born with only one fully formed limb. “His parents never treated him differently,” Dee Dee said. “They let him grow up like a normal kid and he never thought of himself as anything but.” On Saturday at Black Canyon City Fire Department both those

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Bulls are set for return to Cave Creek

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The Running of the Bulls Festival will return to Cave Creek Oct. 20 with seven bull runs scheduled as 1,200 – 1,500 pound animals will run the .25 mile track along with thrill seekers. Last year’s event, which took place Oct. 14 – 16, drew more than 5,000 spectators and more than 1,000 participants, who ran from 21 bulls. The fourth Running of the Bulls Festival in America hosted in Cave Creek, made history as people from around the world turned out to watch or participate in America’s twist on a 400 year old Spanish tradition. An awards ceremony hosted by Judge, Miss Rodeo Arizona

Audrey Hall, and Event Director, Phil Immordino, took place the final evening of the three-day festival. Awards were given out for Best Costume (Thing 1 and Thing 2) and for Best Wipe Out (San Diego native Patrick Richards). The first National Bull Run Champion title and $500 cash prize award went to Justin Kufahl, a seasoned Pamplona Runner and Instructional Guide for the runs. The Running of the Bulls Festival will feature exhibitors, concessions, a beer garden, and live entertainment. The festival also featured a trained buffalo act, American Bull Fighting, and Bull Riding and much more. “The Running of the Bulls in

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The Running of the Bulls Festival returns to Cave Creek for a second year the weekend of Oct. 20. Last year’s event drew 5,000 spectators and 1,000 participants. For information on this year’s event go to runwiththebulls.usa.com.

Cave Creek was perfect,” Event Director Phil Immordino said. “It could not have gone any

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High Desert plays for District 3 title tonight MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

The High Desert Little League will play at 7:30 tonight at Anthem Community Park for a spot in the state tournament beginning July 18 in Tucson.

After going 3-1 in pool play, to earn the No. 2 seed out of Pool A, Coach Kevin Trudeau’s team punched their ticket to the finals of the District 3 tournament with dominant victories over No. 3 seed Royal Palm, 12-0 on

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High Desert Little League plays at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Anthem Community Park for the championship of District 3. With a bid to the state tournament at stake High Desert will faceoff with Horizon Little League.

Saturday and 10-0 over Cactus Foothills North, the No. 4 seed, on Monday in the semifinals. In the championship game the squad, made up of 11 and 12-year-olds from Anthem, Tramonto, Desert Hills and New River, faceoff with Horizon Little League. The game is a rematch of a July 2 pool play game won by High Desert by a 5-0 score. In the 12-team event, for the championship of District 3, High Desert has posted five shutouts in six games, with their only loss coming in an 8-2 defeat to Shadow Mountain. After going 2-2 in pool play Horizon earned its trip to the finals with an 11-1 win over No. 2 seed Cactus Foothills South on Saturday before a 4-1 win over top seed Shadow Mountain on Monday. Anthem Community Complex is located at 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway in Anthem.

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Cave Creek completed the purchase of Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area in the northern part of town with its final payment last week. In making the final payment Cave Creek is now 50 percent open space. In 2000, voters approved the town’s first and only property tax to acquire the land. At the time, it was Cave Creek’s highest voter turnout -- more than 80 percent, with 76 percent voting for the measure. The local property tax was expected to be in place until 2020, but thanks to stronger than estimated constructiontax revenue and developmental

impact fees the purchase has been paid off. The Desert Foothills Land Trust, formed in 1991, has saved 620 acres within 17 preserves in the North Valley, spanning from Interstate 17 to the west and the Tonto National Forest to the east. About 360 of those acres are in Cave Creek within eight preserves. Spur Cross is owned by the town, the state and Maricopa County. At the time of the acquisition, the three entities split the $21.3 million preserve three ways. The county has and will continue to maintain and operate the park, funded by a half-percent sales tax.

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A 79-year-old Cave Creek man, who went missing while geocaching, was found dead Sunday in a ravine off Central Avenue, south of Carefree Highway, in New River. Chuck Mettille, who was found by fellow geocachers approximately two-tenths of a mile from his car and only 50 yards from a trail, is believed to have slipped and fallen. Geocachers use latitude and longitude coordinates on GPS devices or apps on smartphones to find items hidden by other

geocachers. The hobby has grown internationally. Results of an autopsy were unavailable as of press time. Besides his wife, Ginny, Mettille is survived by five children: Cynthia Davis of Phoenix, Jacqueline Konieczka of Peoria, Randy Mettille of Phoenix, Cheri Garick of Scottsdale and Karen McKinnon of Plano, Texas. He is also survived by a brother, Richard Mettille of Phoenix, and two sisters, Carol Easley and Liz Gassoway, both of Phoenix.


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Steven Craig Shiflet, 23, from Mesa, was charged in connection with starting the Sunflower Fire. Shiflet was scheduled to be in federal district court on Friday, accused of carelessly or negligently placing an ignited substance that may cause a fire on National Forest System lands, firing incendiary ammunition on National Forest System lands, and causing timber, trees, slash, brush, or grass to burn on National Forest System lands. Investigation into the source and origin of the Sunflower Fire indicated that the fire

originated near the intersection of Forest Road 25 and Sycamore Creek on May 12. According to the complaint, Shiflet and four of his friends traveled to the Sycamore Creek area from Mesa, for a campout and bachelor party on May 11. The group had been shooting at targets for approximately two hours on the morning of May 12 at which point Shiflet loaded an incendiary shotgun shell into a shotgun and fired it. Shortly after Shiflet fired the shot, smoke appeared in the brush just behind where the shot was fired. Despite their attempts to do so, the men were unable to extinguish the fire. The fire burned nearly

18,000 acres of National Forest System lands. A conviction for each of the charges in the complaint carries a maximum penalty of six months in prison, a $5,000 fine, or both. A criminal complaint is simply the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity and raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent until competent evidence is presented that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The investigation in this case was conducted by the U.S. Forest Service. The prosecution is being handled by Vincent Kirby, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

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The newly formed North Valley Symphony Orchestra will have a meeting for founding members at 7 p.m., on Aug. 13 at a yet to be determined location. Among the founding members will be, from left: Janet Plummer, Marcie Kolacki, Brian Pollock, Kevin Kozacek, Corinne Grant and Kira Assad.

said he think this new method might be more effective. “Sometimes you wonder when you give the audience a bunch of information all at once how much they really retain,” he said. “Some people get the attitude that they didn’t come to the theater to get talked to, but this is another of way of engaging them throughout the piece.” Kozacek said the group will try to incorporate more of the Valley’s musicians. “We’re going to look at having our practices and performances closer to I-17 and the 101 so we can get some of the West Valley talent as well as some musicians from the middle of the Valley,” he said. Kozacek said things are still in the planning stages, but that he expects the group, which he envisions, will have approximately 50 members from north Phoenix, Glendale, Tramonto, Anthem and New River, will have four performances in the first year.

Kozacek said all ages are welcome. “I’ve worked with ages 14 to 75,” he said. “It’s truly a community orchestra based on your ability and not on anything else.” The veteran conductor said he is very confident a new group can be put together in short order. “It’s a little more difficult to find oboes, bassoons and the viola, but once you get a group of musicians together if they’ve played for any length of time they can assimilate very, very quickly,” he said. “Within three or four rehearsals we’ll be through all the numbers and starting to put polish on things.” Those interested in joining the NVSO, or in helping to manage or sponsor the organization in any way, can email admin@ northvalleysymphony.org or conductor@northvalleysymphony. org. The group is also in the process of putting together a website.

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LAKE PLEASANT The low pressure system this week should get the bite going, but once the front passes, the bite could slow down significantly. Look for bass chasing shad in the coves at first light and then try the points, islands and reefs in the main lake during the day.

BARTLETT LAKE Lake elevation 1,754 feet, 46 percent full. Fishing is decent for 1- to 2-pound largemouth bass and is also doing well for crappie at times. Square-billed crankbaits are working well, or anything that resembles a crayfish from soft plastics to small crankbaits. The night fishing for crappie is decent at times. Although most crappie are small, there are just enough slabbers to keep it interesting. Try live minnows fished under submersible lights. It’s also possible to catch crappie during the day, especially at first light. This is the prime flathead catfish season. Try live bluegill or small carp as bait. Look for the deeper holes, especially uplake where there is a little current. For bluegills, try the backs of rocky coves using night crawlers or meal worms on light tackle.

SAGUARO LAKE Lake elevation is 1,524 feet at 92 percent full. Largemouth bass fishing is good. The bite is a little more sporadic right now. Keep an eye out for surface boils -- it’s topwater time. Recreational boating congestion is also increasing significantly -- get on the water at first light, or fishing at night. As you will see in the angler report below,

this is a good time to load up on spawning bluegill. Saguaro is also a quality channel catfish lake. Try stink baits, hot dogs, chicken livers and the like. Also try chumming with corn.

APACHE LAKE Lake elevation is 1,907 feet (93 percent full). Bass fishing is fair to good. You might also find bass chasing shad at the surface, especially at first light. Try working the major points using soft plastic crayfish like lures worked along the bottom. Crankbaits can also work well at times. A few goodsized smallies are being caught -- please practice catch-andrelease on these fish, which are in the comeback mode. Walleye fishing should be decent at first and last light using night crawler rigs, or jigs tipped with worms. Apache is also full of some really nice yellow bass. Try gold KastMasters or yellow/ gold Rooster Tails. Catfishing should be good. Carp fishing is very good. You might even catch one of the monster buffalo fish (see picture from Canyon Lake).

CANYON LAKE Lake elevation is still holding at around 1,657 feet, which is 95 percent full. While Canyon is the land of the lunkers, it can be tough to fish, especially for novice anglers. Catch rates are typically low and even veteran anglers get skunked here. But the possibility of catching a hawg keeps many anglers coming back time and again. This is a pretty good lake for bluegill and yellow bass. Try small crappie-like lures, such as 2-inch curly tails, along the

rocky shoreline. Shore fishing for channel catfish and carp can also be viable both day and night right now. As the season progresses, the better fishing for bottom dwellers will transition to the nighttime hours.

ROOSEVELT LAKE Lake elevation is 2,113 feet and the lake level is 58 percent. Summer patterns are in effect. Expect a decent topwater bite at first light, but then expect the fish to do into their deeper holding patterns. With a waxing quarter moon this week, fishing at night using submersible lights is still viable, but will diminish as the moon grows in intensity. Check the moon rise and moon set times. This is definitely prime catfish season. For channels, think sink bait. For flatheads, live bait such as bluegills or small carp work best. For channel catfish, try any stinkbait. Although you can catch channels during the day, the prime bite has likely shifted to the nighttime hours.

HORSESHOE LAKE Lake is empty.

LOWER SALT RIVER (below Saguaro Lake) – They are releasing from 1,030 cfs out of Stewart Mountain Dam from Saguaro. Has not been stocked recently. You might still catch some trout, especially in the swifter runs or deepr holes. It’s also possible to catch bass and other warmwater fish in the deeper holes.


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  Ten years. That’s how long it’s been since the first Spiderman film graced the screen, and thus spawned two sequels helmed by Sam Raimi. The Amazing Spiderman is a film reboot of the lucrative franchise last seen five years ago. With the films being so fresh in the minds of super hero fans and considering that the original Spiderman was an excellent film, one of the best comic book adaptations to come out at the time, creates a daunting task for any film to try and emulate, let alone surpass. This will have many pondering whether starting the franchise from scratch is to quick of a decision? The answer is yes, treading established property is probably unnecessary, but that doesn’t

make it any less of an entertaining story to weave. The film setup is similar, at times identical, to the original. Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is a nerd who get’s picked and pushed on by the popular bully; humiliated in front of his crush Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). Peter is wounded by the abandonment of his parents in the mysterious introduction to the film, which leaves him in the carrying arms of Aunt May (Sally Field) and Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen). Peter yearns to understand the disappearance of his parents, and after discovering his father’s brief case learns that Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), a colleague of Peter’s dad, could shed some insight on the past. Connors works for Oscorp, a laboratory that is trying to make a world without weakness through the study of

animal DNA. Connors is also a wounded character, like Peter, desperate to regain physical abilities taken from him. This leads Peter to sneak into Oscorp, break into a lab room, and get bitten by the genetically altered spider. The tone of the beginning of the film is similar yet less light hearted and comic than Raimi’s rendering. There are some nice touches to the story that offer greater character development, for instance the way Peter deals with the bully once he has realizes his greater powers is

more vengeful and deliberate. The focus on relationships is the real stand out quality in this film. Director Marc Webb does a great job of establishing character bonds,

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chemistry with Garfield from the start; their scenes are some of the best in the film. Rhys Ifans, who portrays the villain in the film, chews up scenery when he is allowed to be unhinged; something he does particularly well. Unfortunately there are some missteps with the narrative. There are storylines and characters that are introduced and then disappear without any further explanation, some of which seem important to the buildup. And, although Webb pays great attention to the character relationships, there is some consideration that is lost on the action scenes that at times seem disarrayed and derivative. The first person Spiderman camera angle seems tailored for 3-D, but the rest of the film seldom uses it, which makes for a glaring break in pace. Although The Amazing Spiderman is similar in many regards to the original film made just a few years ago, one should judge this film as if the first one doesn’t exist. In that regard this film is entertaining, offering great character development with a focus on relationship, but it is not without its flaws. A comic book film hinges on the portrayal of the established origin and subsequent journey of the hero’s plight, qualities that The Amazing Spiderman achieves.

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community events SAFETY Anthem Neighbors offers opportunity to meet local police officer Coffee with a Cop, a program put on by Anthem Neighbors, will give Anthem residents a chance to meet local law enforcement personnel beginning with a 8 a.m., Aug. 4 meeting at Café Aroma. The two-hour event includes an informal community breakfast and a chance to ask questions about crime and quality of life issues in our neighborhoods or on the roadways. For information go to onlineatanthem.com or email anthemwatch@yahoo.com. Café Aroma is located at 4220 W. Summit Walk Court. RELIGION Women’s group has Bible study meeting Community Bible Study is holding an informational coffee at 10 a.m., July 18 at the KOINA Cafe in Anthem. Coffee, fellowship and a review of the new material for

the group’s study beginning Sept 19 will be discussed.  This fall the group will be studying 1st John, Ephesians and the Wisdom of Solomon. The group is a nondenominational study for women. The group has child classes for baby through toddler and are offering a home schoolers class for 1st - 3rd graders. Information about Community Bible Study is available at communitybible study.org. For information call Lynn Noll at 623-556-6336. EDUCATION Paradise Valley offers variety of classes at Black Mountain The Desert Foothills Library will host a meeting from noon – 1 p.m., Saturday offering information about the variety of classes being offered this fall through Paradise Valley Community College. Classes, which take place not only on their main campus, but also at Black Mountain, being Aug. 18.

Special Education records are destroyed five (5) years after a student has withdrawn, transferred, graduated, or been exited from special education services at the Cave Creek Unified School District. This year we will be destroying the records of students who left the district or exited services in 2006. If you are a parent or student and need a copy of these records for any reason, i.e. social security benefits, please contact the Special Education Services office at (480)575-2013 prior to July 31, 2012.

Materials about classes, enrollment, degree programs, financial aid and career services and prizes will be available for interested participants. Desert Foothills Library is located on North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. PVCC is located at 18401 North 32nd St in Phoenix while the Black Mountain Campus is located at 34250 N. 60th St. in Scottsdale. Go to paradisevalley. edu or mymaricopa.edu. HEALTH Hospice of the Valley seeks volunteers Hospice of the Valley is seeking volunteers to assist patients and support their families.  The agency is holding four volunteer orientation sessions 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. every Friday, from Aug. 3 to Aug. 24, at the agency’s Northeast office, 16117 N. 76th St. in Scottsdale. Volunteers provide respite for caregivers, read and visit with patients, run errands and offer emotional support. Most hospice care is provided in patients’ homes. Volunteers

must attend all orientation sessions. Registration is required: 602-636-6336. Belly Dance offered at pair of North Valley locations  Cardio Belly Dance is now being offered at the Anthem Community Center as well as at Mountainside Fitness in Carefree.  The low-impact aerobics class involves percussive hip work, and sustained arm movements, making for a good workout for students of all levels and ages.  Belly Dance Workout is designed to build-up aerobic capacity and physical stamina, coordination and flexibility while building core muscles.  Classes are offered from 10 – 11 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Anthem Community Center. Classes are offered from 10 – 11 a.m. at Mountainside Fitness along Carefree Highway on Thursdays.  To sign up for classes in Anthem call 623-879-3027. To sign up at

the Carefree Highway location call 623-587-9977. For info on the classes call 480-646-0138 or email sandybell69@hotmail.com.  HIKING Cave Creek park hosts variety of activities Cave Creek Regional Park recently released its event schedule for June that includes classes, hikes, an exercise series as well as equestrian opportunities. A complete list can be found at Maricopa.gov/ parks/cave_creek. Plenty of water and proper hiking shoes are recommended for all events. Friday: At 7:30 Ranger Sarah and bug expert, James Waters of ASU, will offer a presentation on different types of insects and spiders that live in the desert. Then using a movie screen of sorts an array of bugs will be attracted to the area including moths, beetles as well as praying mantis. Bring flashlights and go easy

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samaritans continued from page 1 that Boyd saved on that fateful night and those that assured that he would have the chance to fight for survival turned out for a ceremony. Black Canyon City Fire Department fire chief Thomas Birch honored Salvatore Muscarella and Deidre McCaffery, who were both in attendance, as well as Esther Miller, who has since moved away from the area with plaques for their heroics. “It makes you proud to be a part of a community where ordinary people would do extraordinary things,” said Birch, who handed out plaques to the samaritans. Katie Roberts, Boyd’s daughter, who was staying in the home on East Saguaro Lane along with her three young children, said her father woke up the family at approximately 1 a.m., alerting everybody to evacuate the trailer. After getting all the occupants out of the home Boyd went back into the burning trailer. Nobody in the family is sure what he went to get, although they’ve

speculated it was to get his prosthetic arms, which he didn’t wear to sleep. When Boyd didn’t return Katie and Dee Dee went back in and were able to drag him out of the home. It was at that point that McCaffery, who lives next door, came outside. “My dog woke me up and I ran straight over,” she said. “He was still on the porch and I was worried the cars next to the home might catch fire. Salvatore and I helped move him further away from the home.” Muscarella, a nearby neighbor, said he was just falling to sleep when he heard screaming that he assumed was a party. After seeing the fire Muscarella said he came across the young children running for help. Upon arriving at the burning home Muscarella said he saw Boyd. “He was smoldering when I got to him,” he said. “You couldn’t even seen the doorway to the home anymore the smoke was so thick. It was still extremely hot where he was.

We had to move him, but you don’t want to touch a burn victim more than you have to. We grabbed a horse blanket and got him on it and moved him to where he was maybe 30 feet away.” The former EMT said he was surprised at Boyd’s condition considering his burns. “You start asking him questions about the date and who is the president, simple stuff,” Muscarella said. “He was in a lot of pain, but was very lucid.” Black Canyon City Fire Department was on scene within five minutes of receiving the call and began working on Boyd. During his first seven weeks at the hospital Boyd has spent much of it in a medically induced coma to minimize his level of pain as he has gone through a number of skin grafts. The grafts he has undergone include using skin from pigs as well as cadavers. The family said they’ve also taken healthy skin from Boyd and sent it to Boston, Massachusetts where

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Dee Dee Smith offered her thanks to the Black Canyon Fire Department as well as her neighbors that helped her husband, Boyd.

doctors have used his skin to grow more skin. In order to being his rehabilitation the doctors are going to look to lower Boyd’s meds in order for him to be more lucid in order to begin physical therapy. At this point family says he looks in the direction of familiar voices and has made impressive progress. Christy Smith, Boyd’s step-daughter, said the man who overcame his physical challenges to become a championship roper has the will to overcome this challenge too. “They’re still listing him

as critical, but stable, but the doctors are already amazed that he has been able to come through what he has to this point. He has amazing fight in him and we all believe that there has to be a reason he has been through all of this. We believe he’s going to make it.” The family has updated c a r i n g b r id ge.o r g /v i s it / boydsmith regularly to allow friends, family and well wishers the opportunity to follow Boyd’s progress and offer encouraging words. The site also offers visitors an opportunity to make a donation to help the family through the ordeal.


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community events continued from page 9 on the bug spray. Bug guides will be on hand. Meet at the Nature Center. Saturday: At 10 a.m. there will be a presentation about the venomous creatures of the Valley. Those in attendance for the presentation in the Nature Center will learn about the animals as well as the roles each of them play in the desert ecosystem. July 27: At 7:30 p.m. an easy moonlight hike will take adventurers to Clay Mine. The 1-mile hike will leave from the group campground. Bringing water and a flashlight are recommended although the use of the moon is expected to provide most of the light. Once at the cave helmets will be supplied. With candles providing light in the cave explorers will learn the history of the mine and will learn how its contents were used to cure common ailments. Spur Cross Ranch offers variety of adventures Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area has a

variety of hiking opportunities throughout the month of July. Hikes are $3 per person for those that don’t have a Spur Cross Ranch Conservation pass. For a complete list of hikes go to maricopa.gov/parks. Proper foot wear (closed-toe shoes or boots) and plenty of water are recommended for all hikes. Friday: At 7 a.m. an easy hike will offer a quest to find and taste some of the edible plants that have sustained the native peoples of the region. Participants will find and harvest the fruit of the saguaro cactus as well as look to see what else is available. Saturday: At 7 a.m. an easy hike will offer a quest to find and taste some of the edible plants that have sustained the native peoples of the region. Participants will find and harvest the fruit of the saguaro cactus as well as look to see what else is available. Events are $3. For information on any of the events call Park Ranger Kevin Smith at 480-4886623 or email kevinsmith@mail. maricopa.gov.

ART  Heard Museum North sets summer schedule  The Heard Museum North Scottsdale has a new exhibit, Through the Lens: Dine’ Photographers, which opened earlier this month. The juried show presents a range of photographers and subject matter. Through the images museum visitors will see the many ways Navajo photographers celebrate the beauty and comment on their home, their land and contemporary life. The photographers will also provide an opportunity to explore the similarities and differences between Navajo culture and mainstream culture via themes such as rites of passage, sports, family and love of the land. Photographers who love to shoot, but need some inspiration are invited to visit Heard Museum North Scottsdale for the “Through Our Visitors’ Lens: Summer Photo Contest.” To enter submit a photo taken at Heard Museum North Scottsdale. Winners will

receive a $40 gift certificate to the Heard Cafes, a package of Heard Museum apparel worth more than $50, a private tour of the Heard Museum Collection for the winner and a guest. Submissions should be emailed to photocontest@ heard.org and include the photographers name, phone number, email address and zip code. Only one entry will be accepted per week. Winners will be selected by a committee of Heard Museum staff. The contest ends Aug. 31. Winners will be contacted shortly after the contest closes. For information about the contest email photocontest@ heard.org or call 602-2510244. Heard Museum North Scottsdale’s summer hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. The Gallery Café’s summer hours are from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.Heard Museum North Scottsdale is located at 32633 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. For information go to heard.org/north.

EQUESTRIAN  New River horse rescue offers summer camp  Dreamchaser Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation will offer both a full day and half day camp for children throughout the month of July.  The camp is based on learning about horses and their care.  Participants will learn about Dreamchaser Horse Rescue and learn why the animals are at the rescue. Participants will have their own horse to work with throughout the week. Although the camp is based on horses, campers will get a total Dreamchaser experience, interacting with llamas, donkeys, ponies, minis, goats, sheep, a turtle, a tortoise, ducks, chickens and peacocks.  A half-day camp, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. is available for $250 a week while a full-day camp is available from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for $350 a week. 

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boys ages 6 – 17 from 5:30 – 9 on Saturday. Contestants will compete against athletes in their age group during an evening that will include warrior face paint. Cost is $25. North Valley Gymnastics is located at 20815 N. 28th St. in Phoenix. For information call 602-4043547 or northvalleygymnastics. com. The event is limited to the first 100 to register. Registration includes dinner.

PHOTOGRAPHY  North Country Conservancy seek photo entries   The North Country Conservancy is conducting its annual photography contest. Through Aug. 1 they are accepting photos highlighting Daisy Mountain. Amateurs and professionals, youths and adults are welcome to submit entries.  Winners will be awarded cash prices as well as have their entries become part of the North Country Conservancy’s annual calendar.   More information and entry forms are available at daisymountain. org/photo-contest. Information regarding calendar sponsorship and reserving a calendar is available by contacting Rich@Daisy Mountain.org.  

Class offers kayak instruction From 8 a.m. – noon, Aug. 18 participants will learn how to kayak safely and effectively. For $20 all materials will be included as adventurers will work in the Biscuit Tank, located at Ben Avery Shooting Range. AZ Fish and Game will provide use of life vests, paddles and access to a variety of kayaks. An additional ACA $8 insurance fee will be paid the day of the event. The classroom instruction in the morning is designed to prepare sudents for the afternoon on-the-water. Those interested in attending are asked to bring a bag lunch or eat locally. Personal water bottles are recommended. The group will meet at the Biscuit Tank at 1 p.m. for an afternoon on the water. Direction to the classroom can be found on the USCGAUX Flotilla 10-11

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These kittens all found in Arroyo Grande abandoned. The orange one is a boy, very cute and a rascal but what kitten isn’t? The other is a sweet little girl. They have had first shots and have been checked for good health. Ready to grow up with you and your family. When they are old enough and weigh enough Anthem Pets will spay/neuter then.  They

are litter box trained and must be inside cats and not outside to be eaten or picked up by prey birds. There are so many kittens available this year due to the mild winter....not spaying/and neutering and people who think they can leave the mom outside.  For information email anthempets@yahoo.com or visit anthempets.com for more dogs and cats needing homes and then call

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623-551-2234 to be directed to the animal’s foster mom. Anthem Pets is a non profit 501-c-3 serving the North Valley since 2005.  The also operate the award winning Jackass Acres Dog Park on the frontage road between Anthem and New River.

Though Cave Creek Museum is closed for the summer, much is happening behind the scenes to prepare for the new season. The Museum has two very separate needs and is seeking the public’s assistance. As Cave Creek Museum prepares to re-open for the new season on Oct. 3, it is seeking several items for its new “Office Through the Ages” exhibit, including a 10-key adding machine, old office furniture and a mimeograph machine to show how the community’s local newspapers were produced. “Advancements in technology certainly have made work easier, but it is not nearly as interactive as it was many decades ago,” Evelyn Johnson, Cave Creek Museum’s executive director, said. “This new exhibit will include various tools and equipment from different eras to show how offices and the workplace have changed over the years.” The Museum is also planning

a new General Store exhibit and is seeking old fabrics, flour sacks, old Cracker Jack boxes and other old general store items. The Museum is seeking volunteers of all ages for a variety of positions, including docents and special projectbased 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 restore the historic Golden Reef Stamp Mill, Cave Creek’s original Stamp Mill which dates back to 1880. For more details or to volunteer, call 480-488-2764, or visit cavecreekmuseum.org.

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The New River/Desert Hills Community Association (NR/ DHCA) will be hosting its biannual “Meet Your Candidates” night at 7 p.m., Aug. 14 at the Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church. NR/DHCA has invited candidates for the offices of U.S. Senate, U.S. District 8 Representative, Arizona Legislative District 1 (Senate and Representative), multiple County positions, and Justice of the Peace for Desert Ridge.

Tentatively, each speaker will have three minutes to speak. After all the candidates for an office have spoken, there will be a five minute question/answer period for all the candidates running for that office. All NR/DHCA community meetings are open to the public. For information, contact Alan Muller at 602-432-2800 or Terry Marron at 623-587-7039 or visit nrdhca.org. Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church is located at 42425 N. New River Road.

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BENEFICIARY: PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS (INDEMNITY SELECTIONS) 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 $142,857.00 and consists of 3.70 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) 5424098. This auction notice is available on the ASLD’s web site at www.land.state.az.us. 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 $142,857.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $4,286.00; (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 $152,643.00 (less $5,500.00 and less $142,857.00 for Advance Deposit into suspense if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $4,286.00). (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. 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A dad strikes out I took my twin ten-year-old detail, two items that have sons to a couple of Angels games little meaning in the slam-bang this week, and I was shocked— Internet era. The game—on shocked!—to discover just how any given night and over the little they knew about baseball.  course of a season—rewards I don’t mean to criticize patience and deep knowledge my sons.  They know an of traditions and rules.  The awful lot about things that vicarious thrill of watching a I’ll never know. Juggling.  rookie pitcher, newly elevated Magic. Origami. And from Triple A, striking out the side. Seeing a player come back technology, of course. But the one thing I knew after a devastating injury, or about when I was their age was an undesired trade, or a bout baseball. I grew up in New York with the bottle. It’s soap opera in the 1960s, and I came of age for men and boys.  But all with Gil Hodges’ Mets teams of that detail is lost if all that that era. So a couple of trips to matters is the long ball that the ballpark with my sons this makes SportsCenter. W. P. Kinsella, the author week—they each got their own game—brought me back to my of Shoeless Joe, which became own childhood and shed a light Field of Dreams, put it best.  on just how different things are The action in an average threehour baseball game could be today from back then.  For one thing, when my dad compressed into five minutes, took me to the ballpark, the Kinsella wrote in Field of men had the tattoos and the Dreams. The rest of the time is spent thinking about what might women had the earrings.  The fundamental difference happen, what could happen, between my childhood and what should happen, what did my sons’ is that there were far happen, and what should have fewer entertainment options happened.  So I said to one son, back in the sixties, and there as his game began, “I’d like to were far fewer screens in each point out some things about home.  You might have had what’s going on.  Let me know one color TV and then an old when you want me to stop.”  To which he responded, black-and-white somewhere in the house. No computer, no “You can stop right now.”  computer games, no consoles, And then there’s the matter no iPhones. The Internet?  of when to leave. Back in the It was barely a gleam in the day, it was a point of honor eye of Al Gore. We had Yoo- never to leave a game until the last out, no matter how oneHoo, not YouTube. With fewer options, baseball sided the contest might have mattered more. We kept score been. This provoked ongoing of the games, both at home and family debates, because my at the stadium, in scorecards or father never wanted to stay in scoring books. I’d be hard- until the end. He wanted to pressed to tell you exactly why leave in the eighth, to beat we did so, but we did. The first the traffic. But my boys were purchase upon arrival at the more than content to pack stadium was always a program it in after five innings.  It didn’t bother me any. Both for a quarter, and a golf pencil for 10 cents. Learning the art of of the games we attended, keeping a meticulous scorecard interleague affairs with the was a bonding experience Giants, were incredibly slowbetween father and son. It also paced. That’s another change was a cause for conversation from the sixties—just how with one’s neighbors in the seats long it takes to play nine around you. Was that double innings. Pitchers seem to take forever to work now. Players play 6-4-3 or 4-6-3? Baseball’s greatest positive are taught to be patient at the is its devotion to nuance and plate, to work the count. Just

get up there and take your cuts, fellas. I’ve got to get to work in the morning. Leaving early, therefore, no longer indicates weak moral character.  It just means you’ve seen enough.   In the 1960s, kids my age were devoted to one team and knew not just the starting lineup of that team but the starting lineups of every team in both leagues. And had the baseball cards to back it up. Everybody knew how many games out, or in front, their team was.  My sons’ generation, by and large, doesn’t read the standings. It’s frustrating. I want my sons to notice the pace of a home run trot and the pitcher busying himself with the webbing of his glove after someone’s gone yard on him, instead of watching the fireworks display. I want my sons to know when to hit and run, when to sacrifice, how to recognize a perfect bunt, and how to tell a wild pitch from a passed ball. But this is lore that may never matter to them the way it did, and does, to me. When I was in law school, I clerked for two law professors, and one of them, Marshall Shapo, a renowned torts professor, entered the office one day bearing an expression of rapture. He and his adolescent son had enjoyed an entire conversation in the car consisting solely of names of old ballplayers. Van Lingle Mungo. Dazzy Vance. Stan Musial. Pee Wee Reese. I always dreamt of having a similar shared moment with a son, but it would appear that that’s not on the horizon. I’m sure we’ll find something else to connect over. It doesn’t look like it’ll be Van Lingle Mungo anytime soon. But before I go, does anybody know what the Red Sox did last night. New York Times best -selling author Michael Levin runs BusinessGhost.com and blogs at http://deathofpublishing. blogspot.com.

Mayberry did exist When the wire services announced that actor Andy Griffith was dead, a woman I know tweeted that his Andy Taylor character was “the father she never had.” Twitter is a terribly uncommunicative kind of communication, but her tweet harpooned me in the heart, and I left the office and stood on the sidewalk to smoke. And remember. I’m 55, living at that shaky juncture where we begin to edit our own lives, to remember things as better than they were. It is how we convince ourselves that we have not just lived through life, that we have come from something fine. I fight that feeling because it’s destructive. In my extreme youth, in a small New England city of factory work and deep snow, where it always seemed to be dusk, I lived more Mayberry than I think you can find now — not in the richest neighborhood with the biggest lawns, not in the suburb where 90 percent of the high school graduates go on to at least a junior college. I did not call my father “Paw,” and he did not like to fish. My father could not play hillbilly music on the guitar. My father was the child of immigrants, and he sometimes spoke to me in a language other than English. When my father, dead 25 years, comes to me in dreams, many times we don’t speak English. What Mayberry had was certainty. The factory job that wasn’t going anywhere. A church in your neighborhood. In my case, a Catholic school the nuns ran like a battleship. I didn’t live long in that Mayberry America. First, everyone made more money. And then, because we had more money than anyone in our family had ever had, we began to believe that we could not be wrong, and we sent the kids to college, and they came back different, not so much questioning values as yearning to break things because they had not been taught how hard

it is to build things. God didn’t seem so frightening, and the president could be not just wrong but demonically wrong, and you could swear in front of women. We drowned Mayberry under a rolling wave of arrogance, divorce, license, drugs and bastardy, until we stood in the silent downtown of some small city and looked at empty storefronts and alleys where the junkies bled from their wounds. Ah, but when I was 10, if I did not live in Mayberry, I could see it from my porch. It was the porch of a house we rented, but it was a porch — and it was deep, and the trees arched over it as the New England dusk came down with single flakes of snow. In the last years of certainty, in the last years of non-chain pharmacies, in the last years when the name on the sign out front was the name of the guy behind the counter, in the last years before Jesus became a political clown, there was a brief balance, a few warm years when it was hard to starve and easy to find a job, when it was easy to get your nose broken in a fight but hard to get shot in a robbery, when it was hard to get sex if you were single and hard to get divorced if you were married. That kind of balance never lasts. It melts like sugar in hot coffee, like an ice cube on a griddle, like heroin in a spoon. Then we were free to speak our minds, so we swore and we got women pregnant and left them as soon as we could, and it was never really dusk again, just bright, itchy sunlight or dangerous night. Calling the loss of Mayberry a phenomenon of liberal or conservative politics is astoundingly stupid, but it’s a good excuse, and it gives everyone someone else to blame. It wasn’t what “the government” did, it was what we did that ended it. It was just a TV show, right? To find out more about Marc Munroe Dion and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit www.creators.com

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public notice ARIZONA STATE LAND DEPARTMENT 1616 WEST ADAMS STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 PUBLIC AUCTION SALE NO. 16-108856 PERPETUAL RIGHT OF WAY EASEMENT Pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37, notice is hereby given that the state of Arizona through its Arizona State Land Department (herein called ASLD), will sell at Public Auction to the highest and best bidder at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 W. Adams, Room 434B, Phoenix, Arizona, a perpetual right of way easement for the purpose of a Public Road and Underground Utilities situated in Maricopa County to wit: TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 2 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA PARCEL:  M&B THRU E2NW; M&B THRU SENW; N2NESW; M&B THRU S2S2SESW; M&B THRU S2SESESW. SECTION 11, CONTAINING 4.85 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. PARCEL:  M&B THRU N2N2NENW; M&B THRU N2NENESW, SECTION 14. CONTAINING 0.44 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. SEVERANCE DAMAGE PARCEL: M&B THRU SENW; N2NESW, SECTION 11. CONTAINING 0.82 ACRES, MORE OR LESS BENEFICIARY: PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS (INDEMNITY SELECTIONS) 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 $400,625.00 and consists of 5.29 acres, more or less. Said severance damage has been appraised at $71,431.00 and consists of 0.82 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 files associated with the described land are 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) 5424098. This auction notice is available on the ASLD’s web site at www.land.state.az.us. 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 $400,625.00; (2) The appraised value of the severance damages, which is $71,431.00; (3) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $12,019.00; (4) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00; (5) Reimbursable Appraisal Fee, which is $18,000.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $504,575.00 (less $20,500.00 if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $484,075.00). (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) (3) 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)(4) 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. §37301. 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.

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FREE SEMINARS AVAILABLE! Call Sandy Today!

623.229.7326 Insure2Health.com

electrical Custom Glass Shower Doors & Enclosures Window Glass Replacement Custom Mirrors Glass Table Tops & Shelves. Come and visit our custom glass showroom behind the Dairy Queen in Cave Creek.

480-235-6101

www.aboveandbeyondglass.com ROC 233846 & ROC 236899

call 623-465-5808 for details

Free Estimates

Bonded, Insured & Licensed #ROC166390

Sprinkler Repair Landscape & Maintenance •Affordable Same Day Service •Dependable •Guaranteed •12 Years Experience

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

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• Hire an Experienced Full-Service Company • Design, Installation, Remodels • Pavers, BBQ, Fireplaces • General Contracting

Mike Potter

• BBQ • Stone Veneer • Gazebo/Ramadas • Fire Pits • Pavers/Flagstone • Bee Hives • Outdoor Kitchens • Water Features • Clean Ups • Tree Trimming • Accent Lighting • Curbing • Turf • Irrigation • Boulders • Block Fences & Custom Gates

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ROC 150017, 203168 Bonded & Insured

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

Call: Matt Lilly

602-434-2846

MASSAGE

painting

pet sitting

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MASSAGE DON’S THERAPY PAINTING Therapeutic Swedish Deep Tissue & More! Andja Rawlings

602.616.7990

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I PAINT!

Christi Merrill

FREE ESTIMATES!

Nationally Certified and State Licensed

Serving the North Valley

623.512.6886 Black Canyon City, AZ

painting

30 Years Experience

Retired Illinois Contractor

M & H Landscaping

Nancy’s Pet Service Professional Pet Care Equine • Canine • Feline

Nancy Schatzberg

www.nancyspetservice.com B.A. Equine Science Bonded & Insured

602.799.0099

Member Pet Sitters International Certified Professional Pet Sitter

623.587.5684 LARGE DOG BOARDING & DAY CARE Not A Licensed Contactor

Licensed •Bonded

Custom Landscaping • Flagstones BBQs • Sprinkler & Drip Systems Installed & Repaired •Tree Trimming Sod or Rock Installed Paver Installation

Free Estimates

602.403.9674

Residential/Commercial

Exterior & Interior

Manuel Olguin

602.670.4021

Not a licensed contractor

RICK SHARER

*Serving the Valley for 20 Years*

locksmith

Quality Work Guaranteed Licensed/Bonded/Insured ROC 173761 & 173762

KEYS to the DESERT Locksmith

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Let your dogs have fun herding the llamas or just hanging out with the emus and giant tortoises on our private 4-Acre Fenced in Ranch “Everything but Ordinary”

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Call Pamela 602-214-8224

plumbing PEST CONTROL

Specializing in Quality Termite Control Also All Phases of Pest Control Services Including: Africanized Bees • Roaches Wasps •Spiders • Crickets Pack Rats Pigeon Control • Scorpions Ants • Ticks Locally owned & operated in Cave Creek, AZ

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• Seal Coating • Crack Repair • Asphalt Patching • Paving & Overlays • Sport Courts & more

602.279.0544

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NIEMEYER BROS. PLUMBING, INC. Commercial & Residential Plumbing Services Since 1986!

Gas Lines • Leaks Water Heaters • Fixtures Reverse Osmosis • Pumps Clogs • Camera Lines

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Camila’s

Complete Pool Remodel Deck & Tile

10 years experience!

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ROC 227561

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service

18 years

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480.307.7898 Not a licensed contractor.

Buck@Jodystrucking.com

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Private Independent Contractor

water Heaters

wells & pumps

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& monthly

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

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POOL

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Dick Dodson

Harmon SolarC Consultant all

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water treatment

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TILE INSTALLATION Quality Discount Tile, LLC

Tile Installation

Shower Remodeling • Porcelain - Travertine Plumbing, Painting • Interior and Exterior

Installation & Service

• Guaranteed Lowest Prices • Highest Quality Work • FREE Estimates

CALL 623.465.0463

JOHNNY GABRAIL

623.533.8208 Licensed • Bonded • Insured ROC# 226716

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• Softeners $895 • Reverse Osmosis $395 • Water Heaters $595

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Please visit our website at www.thefoothillsfocus.com to place your classified. Rate for classifieds are $.50 per word and must be prepaid. Deadline for classifieds is Wed. at 5pm for the following Wed. issue. Classifieds may also be faxed to 623-465-1363. Please note that no classifieds are accepted over the phone.

Notices

Business Opportunities

Becky Knorr from Smart Styles is now doing hair at Salon Eclectic. Please call 623-680-8231 for appt.

PROFITABLE ARIZONA BUSINESSES for sale by owners. Many types, sizes, locations, terms. $25K to $15M. Other states available. www.BizSale.com. Call 1-800-617-4204. (AzCAN)

Al-anon Meetings in Anthem. Mondays 10:45am. St Rose Parish. 2825 W Rose Canyon Circle. S/W corner of Daisy Mtn & Meridian Summer is here and so are the critters. Call New River Recycle. We come pick up at NO CHARGE. We take just about anything. Old washer/dryers, AC, water bladders, fencing, barn roofing, any kind of metal. Will pay some cash for old cars and batteries. Please call for your pick up. 602-920-4989 or 480325-2905. Leave message we will get back to you. DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR BOAT TO HERITAGE FOR THE BLIND. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 888854-9442. (AzCAN) ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a FREE talking meter and diabetic testing supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 888274-7930. (AzCAN) Appliances GE T/L Wash/Gas Dry. $150. Dishwasher Witle $80. Sharp over range convect micro $50. Kitchenaid ceramic top range white $550. Lexington tri-view vanity dress w/ stool $190. Desert Hills 623-512-6908 Whirlpool Gold fridge, oven, dishwasher. Black in color $450 for all! 623-742-0369/602-214-5692 ATV/Cycle/Etc 2003 Yamaha 100 V-twin Custom. 15K miles. Customized – many extras. Must see. $7900 obo. 602750-5047 1960 to 1976 Enduro or dirt bike wanted by private party. Must be complete 50cc to 500cc. Will look at all, running or not. 480-518-4023 Autos 1964 to 1972 classic sports car, muscle car wanted by private party running or not. 480-518-4023

Cable/Satellite TV DISH Network. Starting at $19.99/ month PLUS 30 Premium Movie Channels FREE for 3 Months! SAVE! & Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL - 888-459-7118. (AzCAN) Finance SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. WIN or Pay Nothing! Start Your Application In Under 60 Seconds. Call Today! Contact Disability Group, Inc. Licensed Attorneys & BBB Accredited. Call 888-859-3767. (AzCAN) Help Wanted Located in Anthem, looking for young minded, positive, energetic team players with a sense of humor to help adults with developmental disabilities swim, go bowling, fish, play basketball, go to the movies, play board games and many more indoor and outdoor activities. Must have a clean record and drivers license and we will provide the training! 401K/Profit sharing, paid vacation time, $9.25 to start without prior training or experience. Contact Jen 623551-6134. Rainbow Acres, a Christian Community for Developmentally Disabled Adults, in Camp Verde, AZ is expanding its staff! Full time caregiver positions are now available. A successful caregiver will have 1-2 years experience in caregiving or possess a medical or special education background. Applicants must be able to qualify for a level one fingerprint card and pass a drug screen. Rainbow Acres offers competitive pay and benefits. To view a full job description and apply please go to www. RainbowAcres.com or contact Kelli Kowalski at 928-567-5231 or HR@RainbowAcres.com.

ATTENTION. Are you a people person? Looking to hire someone that can demonstrate clean air filtration products. Must have own vehicle and cell phone. Appointments supplied throughout the valley. $1600 base plus commission. Call Darrin at 480-249-1352

Instruction AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-5370. (AzCAN)

CAREGIVERS NEEDED

EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINE. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-216-1541. www. CenturaOnline.com. (AzCAN) Livestock & Supplies Will trade roofing work for 2-4 horse gooseneck trailer. Licensed contractor. 602-616-9753.

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

480-488-1954

Send Resume to: bob@carefreehomecare.com Drivers: Reefer for HCT. Up to $.40 cpm. New Peterbilt trucks w/APU. Great miles and freight. CDL-A, 2 yrs. Exp. Clean MVR. David 800635-7687 *1055 M-F 8a to 5p only C & R Tire is hiring entry level sales people. Full and Part time. Call Ralph at 602-391-3416 ADVERTISE YOUR JOB Opening in 87 AZ newspapers. Reach over 1 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: www. classifiedarizona.com. (AzCAN) JOB FAIR. Saturday, 7/14, 10am3pm. Verengo Solar. 4811 E Thistle Landing Dr., Ste. 100, Phoenix, AZ 85044 Join our team! Hiring: Sales, Management, Human Resources, Customer Service, Training, More! Visit/Email www.VerengoSolar.com/ Careers, lvergara@verengosolar. com (AzCAN) EMERGENCY MED. TECH. Must be HS grad ages 17-34. No exp needed. Paid training, benefits, vacation, regular raises. Call Mon-Fri (800) 354-9627. (AzCAN) DRIVERS - Refrigerated and Dry Van freight with plenty of miles. Annual Salary $45K to $60K. Flexible hometime. CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. 800-414-9569 www.driveknight. com. (AzCAN) Train to drive BIG RIGS!! Southwest Truck Driver Training Earn your CDL and get Job Placement!!! Local and OTR jobs available. Call 602-352-0704 for info (Located in Phoenix). (AzCAN)

Saddle & Tack Repairs. Western & English plus Racing saddle too. 30 years exp. Buy-Sell-Trade. 23yrs same location. Circle Mtn Rd & 18th St. 623-465-7286 English Saddle – Spring Seat 16in and pad. Made in Crosbey England, Mark V11 Comander, excellent condition. $275. Call Arline 623-465-7397 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-SPONSOR-ADOPT! Dreamchaser Horse Rescue offers a myriad of volunteer opportunities. Please consider joining our Dreamchaser family! We need animal lovers who are willing to help with everything from ranch chores to fundraising! We have sanctuary horses who need sponsors, and horses available for adoption. Come see us: www. dreamchaserhorserescue.org or Susan at 623-910-6530 MISC. English Saddle – Spring Seat 16in and pad. Made in Crosbey England, Mark V11 Commander, excellent condition. $275. Call Arline 623-465-7397 Misc Wanted Wanted: CASH PAID for guns, wagon wheels, wagons, anvils, wooden barrels, western antiques.

623-742-0369/602-214-5692 SELL YOUR UNWANTED GOLD jewelry and Get Cash! Ranked #1 on NBC’s Today Show. SellYourGold Call to request a Free Appraisal 1-866-616-4043 Music Lessons MUSIC LESSONS: piano, clarinet, saxophone. Beginner to intermediate, 10 to adult. Happy Valley mall / Jomax Rd area. $30 30 minutes, package discounts. Lloyd, 623 322-9306 Pets & Supplies Rattlesnake proof your dog now. Snake proofing for all breeds of dogs. New River location. 480-2151776 www.vipervoidance.com

AVAILABLE EVERY WEDNESDAY with news AND INFORMATION FOR ANTHEM, BLACK CANYON CITY, CAREFREE, CAVE CREEK, TRAMONTO, DESERT HILLS, NEW RIVER and NORTH PHOENIX

REMEMBER TO ADOPT Maricopa County Animal Care and Control 602- 506-PETS. www.pets. maricopa.gov Sheltie & Collie rescue have beautiful dogs for adoption. 480488-5711 SundustSDA@aol.com Services Offered Dave’s Mobile Trailer Service - Inspect / Repair / Replace - Grease Seals, Bearings, Magnets, Brakes & Weld & Electrical Repairs. www. davesmobiletrailerservice. com 602-361-6551 LIFE INSURANCE QUOTES. No sales calls. No personal information required and it only takes a minute or two: www.ArizonaFastQuotes.com A Tidy Home is just a phone call away! Call Heather, your official Tidy Girl @ 623-225-6936. Don’t stress the mess...I’m on my way! Summer is here and so are the critters. Call New River Recycle. We come pick up at NO CHARGE. We take just about anything. Old washer/dryers, AC, water bladders, fencing, barn roofing, any kind of metal. Will pay some cash for old cars and batteries. Please call for your pick up. 602-920-4989 or 480-325-2905. Leave message we will get back to you. Desertscape Nursery Open Daily 623-492-0799 Sporting Goods Guns: 12GA side x side shot guns 4 each $399ea. Dennis 602-579-9954

Real estate Commercial Property Historic Opportunity! Own the 108 yr old Crown King General Store! Real Estate, Business, Post Office, Gas Pump & more. Small house included. Historic mining town in tall pines of Crown King. Learn more about our town & store at www.CrownKingAZ.com

Escape

from the rat race! Owner/broker 602-717-6363

C-3 For Lease approx. 850 to 3000 sqft. Was Riverside Food Mart in the New River Plaza. Very reasonable to match economic times. 46639 N Black Canyon Hwy. Frontage Road. 623-640-7978 Room For Rent Big House in gated area southwest of Cave Creek/Carefree Hwy. 2 rooms joined by private bath. Bedroom furnished. Garage, cable, wi-fi. Private entrance. Access to house, kitchen and pool.

Washer/dryer, personal fridge. Non=smoking, no pets. Room ready to move in. Utilities incl. $600mo plus $400 dep. Clean person. 480-488-3215 Roommate Wanted Roommate Wanted - Beautiful Anthem home; 2 rooms + private bath; $650; call Jackie 623-551-1635 Rentals One bedroom house for rent,

New River. $600/mo + electric 602-527-3171

2 bd/1 3/4 bath home for

New River. 3 bed / 1.5 bath home

carpet,

on paved road. Stove, refrigerator,

Spotless Clean,one bedroom apt for rent in Cave Creek. Beautiful views,quiet friendly neighborhood. $700 month,references req. 602-448-1054

rent. all

Adorable 2 downtown $950/month 602-509-2017

bdrm/2ba in CaveCreek. Water incl.

New

paint,

Spacious,

washer/dryer. Clean and ready to

laundry, storage, fenced back

move in. $850mo plus deposit. No

yard, security gate. Water,

dogs. 623-533-1675

appliances.

garbage, landscape provided.

Tired

No smoke, pls. $800/mo. &

a

$800 sec. dep. Carefree hwy

Coldwell Banker Daisy Mtn

& 7th st. area. Call Renee:

480-326-8825

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Join us Saturday Nights for our Prime Rib Special*. Enjoy a savory 8 oz. slice of prime rib with a baked potato and chef’s choice of vegetables for only $14.95

Prime Rib Special $14.95 For reservations call 480.488.5300 *Excludes tax & gratuity. Reservations suggested.

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