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August 7, 2013 • Vol. 11, No.38

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Scottsdale One dead in motorcycle vs. SUV crash student wins scholarship Eric Quade Editor

Service rewarded — Scottsdale resident Sandeep Subramanian was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship for his charitable efforts.

Sandeep Subramanian, 17, Scottsdale started a youth group for the Association for India’s Development (AID), to help improve literacy in rural India. With his ongoing fundraising efforts, Sandeep collected $40,000 to improve the curricular program for 50,000 students. To honor his contributions, Kohl’s Department Stores

A fatal motorcycle crash occurred during rush hour traffic Aug. 1 in Desert Hills. Pronounced dead at the scene was Michael A. Gonnella, 56, of Phoenix. The preliminary investigation from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office found that a Nissan Armada, driven by a 34-year-old man, was traveling south on 14th Street and stopped at the intersection of Carefree Hwy. The SUV’s driver, whose name county officials did not immediately release, reported not seeing any oncoming traffic and proceeded to make a left turn onto the highway. As the SUV’s driver pulled into the intersection, however, he then told authorities that he saw the motorcycle coming. The motorcycle then struck the driver’s side of the SUV. Occupants of the SUV were unharmed. County officials further reported that intoxication and criminal speeding did not appear to play a role in the fatal

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Gone but not forgotten — A friend of accident victim Michael Gonnella adds a memento to the roadside memorial at 14th St. and Carefree Hwy. on Friday, Aug. 2.

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Let these boys write, sing — Rich Carlburg (left) and John D. Smith are having fun telling the story of John’s connection with Elvis Presley. Most recently, John was interviewed on the “Good Morning Arizona” TV program.

Ever hear that Elvis Presley had a son? How about that the proclaimed progeny of that world-famous singer also lives in a town none other than Cave Creek? That’s the story John D. Smith “Presley” is sharing, with the help of New River author Rich Carlburg, in a new book called “Let the Boy Sing.” Even from a very early age, John said he realized that his life was intertwined with Elvis’. John was adopted by Elvis’ mother and uncle. Many of his family photos depict the sample people as the celebrity rockand-roll singer had in his close circle. Early on in his music career, John shared one of the same managers as Elvis. They recorded music at the same independent label. He also had the same backup group of singers—The Jordanaires—as

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Del Webb grant funds expanded medical care

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Former U.S. Navy corpsman and John C. Lincoln transition coach Kathy Orona, right, checks blood pressure of Medicare patient Kathleen Reed, Glendale, during a wellness visit following Reed’s release from John C. Lincoln Hospital.

A program that hires military combat medics and corpsmen to care for discharged elderly patients has slashed the John C. Lincoln Hospitals’ Medicare patient readmission rates to 6 percent, according to company reports. Before the program started last October, the Medicare readmission rates at John C. Lincoln Hospitals hovered around 18 percent, whereas the national average is 20 percent. Those readmissions cost the federal government more than $17 billion annually. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a campaign to encourage hospitals to do whatever necessary to maintain the health of discharged Medicare hospital patients with congestive heart failure, heart attacks or pneumonia, so fewer of them would be readmitted within the first 30 days after leaving the hospital. Financial incentives for readmission rate reduction and penalties for readmission rate increases were built into the CMS campaign. John C. Lincoln’s innovative response to the CMS challenge mobilizes a cadre of veterans as transition coaches who provide designated Medicare patients with a personal touch along with support and guidance – to help them with follow-up medical instructions, prescription drugs, doctor appointments, nutrition and costs of care. In the long run, John C. Lincoln maintains that using transition coaches produce significant savings for the company that far exceed program costs. But initial assistance to maximize the program’s effectiveness was

needed. The Del E. Webb Foundation stepped into that gap and awarded a $500,000 2-year grant to John C. Lincoln Health Foundation to support and expand the Health Network’s transition coach services. The grant will provide $250,000 this year to hire an additional five coaches, plus an additional $250,000 in July 2014 to hire five more, bringing the total number of John C. Lincoln transition coaches to 14. John Lees, medical director of the Transition Coach Program, said that the additional coaches make it possible to provide transition services not only to designated Medicare inpatients, but also to all frail elderly patients being discharged from both hospitals, regardless of Medicare status or membership in John C. Lincoln’s Accountable Care Organization. “But our primary goal is not to chase statistics,” Lees said. “It is to reduce readmissions by helping at risk patients. “Our first goal is to take care of discharged patients the way their own children or grandchildren would take care of them . . . to love on them and make sure their food, safety, medication, follow-up doctor visits, transportation or other everyday needs get taken care of, so their health is maintained, so they don’t relapse for preventable reasons. Our goal is their optimal health.” A key component, Lees said, is hiring transition coaches from the pool of trained military medics and corpsmen returning from active service in the Mideast. In spite of their

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rigorous training and experience, these soldiers are considered unqualified for most civilian health care positions. John C. Lincoln is providing employment relevant to the work they did in the field while harnessing their abilities, knowledge and disciplined initiative to address the needs of discharged Medicare patients. Using the strategic, creative and responsive skills learned during military service, the transition coaches work with patients in the following major areas: • Medication self management – Making sure patients have access to pharmacies, can afford to their prescriptions, know how and when to take their medications, and understand the drugs’ purpose and potential side effects. • Physician follow-up – Making sure the patients know when to see primary or specialty physicians for follow-up care, that such visits are scheduled and that the patient has needed transportation. • Patient-centered health records – Teaching the patient to use a personal health record with a computer or smart phone to facilitate communication and continuity of care. • Nutrition and home safety – Making sure the patient and pets have adequate healthy food so that malnutrition doesn’t impair recovery; checking the home for hazards that can lead to falls or other injuries. • Red flags – Making sure the patient recognizes symptoms that indicate his or her condition is worsening and knows what to do to get help.

These services, none of which involve medical care, are essential to the preservation of patients’ health, Lees said. “Many have asked why our program is so much more successful than other hospitals’ efforts to maintain the health of their discharged Medicare patients,” Lees said. “We’re still evaluating our experience to find out why.” However, some factors the transition team believes are crucial to their success include: • Veterans relate well with patients. • Veterans are geared to recognize and solve problems, traditionally or outof-the-box, creatively and immediately. • Transition coaches with access to John C. Lincoln’s electronic health records system don’t have to rely on their patients for health history, medication review or other information, because all that can be accessed on a computer, laptop, tablet, iPhone or Android. Followup doctor appointments or prescription refills can be made expediently online. “We are enthusiastic about our initial success,” Lees said, “and we hope that our program, the national winner of the 2012 White House Healthcare Policy Challenge, will be recognized as a best practice that will become a model for the nation. “There are currently more than 20,000 military combat medics and corpsmen returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who need jobs and who could help preserve the health of Medicare patients released from hospitals across America,” Lees said. “Wouldn’t it be ideal if they could do what our transition coaches are doing?”

All schools in the Cave Creek Unified School District came away with “A” grades this year from the Arizona Department of Education. The district also received a similar “A” designation from the state. The Deer Valley Unified School District overall also received an “A” from the state for accountability and achievement. Some individual schools in the district were issued “B” grades, including Boulder Creek High School and New River Elementary. As described in a graphic provided by Deer Valley schools, the Department of Education’s scoring system partly relies on students’ academic improvement and partly on benchmarks such as

the percentage passing certain tests or graduating from high school. In a recent Cave Creek schools newsletter, Superintendent Debbi Burdick congratulated all of the district’s shareholders, students, staff, parents and the community at-large for all of their hard work that contributed to the all of the district’s excellent grades. For Deer Valley Unified School District, Superintendent James Veitenheimer will be presenting banners and awards to all 19 district schools that received an “A.” Among them are Anthem Elementary, Gavilan Peak Elementary and Sandra Day O’Connor High School.

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Sea of Monsters — Youngsters gathered at North Valley Regional Library last week for a book party celebrating “Sea of Monsters,” a Percy Jackson novel with a film version now in theaters. Part of the afternoon’s fun for kids involved a Jeopardy-style trivia game filled with Greek mythology, just like the story.


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AZ Game and Fish offers desert tortoise adoptions

Fascinated by reptiles? Have a yard big enough for a dog, but no time to take one for daily walks? Allergic to pets with fur or feathers? If so, consider adopting a desert tortoise through the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Desert tortoises offer a unique alternative to more traditional family pets, and can teach many of the same life lessons to children, including responsibility, compassion and commitment, said Cristina Jones, Arizona Game and Fish’s turtle program coordinator.

“We cannot stress enough how detrimental removing tortoises from the wild and backyard breeding are to the species,” Jones said. “This iconic desert species has become overpopulated in captivity and there aren’t enough homes for them.” Desert tortoises are native to the southwestern desert and can live up to 100 years. They grow to be about 15 pounds and hibernate in the winter months. Desert tortoises eat plant material, including grasses and wildflowers. Once

captive, desert tortoises cannot be released back into the wild as captive animals can pass an upper respiratory disease to wild tortoise populations. It is also illegal and harmful to desert tortoise populations to collect tortoises from the wild, Jones said. Those interested in adopting a tortoise will need to have an enclosed area in their yard free from potential hazards, such as a dog or pool. The enclosed area must include a burrow for the tortoise to escape Arizona’s extreme temperatures. Tortoises are only available for adoption to residents living within the species’ native range, which includes the Phoenix, Bullhead City, Kingman, Lake Havasu, Tucson, and Yuma areas. Desert tortoises cannot survive the severe winters that occur in the northeastern and southeastern regions of the state. Those interested in sharing their yard with a tortoise should visit www.azgfd.gov/ tortoise for more information

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Fishing Report This is a scaled down, North Valley focused, version of the weekly fishing report produced by Arizona Game and Fish. To view the complete listing, visit their website at azgfd.net/artman/publish/ FishingReport/Fishing-reportAugust-1.shtml. A new moon is Aug. 6, which means anglers can use submersible lights to take advantage of the food chain.

Submersible lights fished at night in major desert impoundments attract plankton, which attracts threadfin shad, which attracts piscatorial predators. Set up on major lake points that serve as fish roads and highways and tend to get populated at night – the mouth of a major cove with submerged vegetation or hump, passageways or narrows,

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destroy the surface are at Lake Powell, Bartlett, Saguaro, and sometimes Canyon. LAKE PLEASANT—The top-water action is picking up in the early mornings around some of the bays. Reports are that the top-water bite sometimes picks up in the late mornings just after clouds scatter the sky. Anchovies have been catching anything from catfish to stripers. The nighttime bite is good as well. Fish off the main points – make sure you fiund the bait and you’ll find the fish. Bass are chasing shad on the surface – reports are that Jackass, cole and humbug bays have been sporadically holding bait.

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Anglers had been saying that on July 21 during the morning had a good largemouth and striped bass bite in the northern coves. Dropshots and Texas-rigged plastics in dark colors worked for largemouths; stipers were hitting Shad Raps. Boils were numerous and lasted until 11 a.m. A pair of anglers chased a 6 p.m.to-midnight nighttime bite along Pipeline Coves in 15 feet of water from front of a submerged Cottonwood tree. Eight 1-to-2 pound catfish and striped bass were caught. Catfish were hitting chicken livers fished 40 feet on the bottom; nightcrawlers were not enticing cats.

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he prefers the more personal approach to health care that a small office like Ladha’s can provide. Additionally, he has known Ladha for many years and the two share a common philosophy when it comes to patient care. “After meeting him, I could just see he had a tremendous wealth of life and medical experience that I wanted to benefit from,” Jackson said. “Furthermore, his general philosophy of medical care really resonated with mine. In the business of medicine, patients are often seen as units of production to pad the

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New leader for Scottsdale area Boys & Girls Clubs

Lundeen The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Foundation recently announced the hiring of Ron Lundeen as their new executive director. Prior to joining the Foundation, Lundeen served as a consultant and development officer at social service agencies, educational institutions and religious dominations for more than 30 years. As one of the top fundraisers in the United States, Lundeen brings an enthusiasm for Boys & Girls Club endowment building to his new position, said foundation chairman John C. Heitel. “Ron brings a great deal of experience and expertise to the Foundation,” Heitel said. “He is committed to helping fund quality youth programming that is designed to develop character, leadership and lifeenhancing skills, right here in our community.” Along with the addition of Lundeen, the Foundation also announced its slate of foundation officers for 20132014 and new trustee members:

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crash. They noted, however, that the victim was not wearing a helmet. An emergency call had been dispatched at approximately 8:20 a.m. Aug. 1 regarding a traffic accident at 14th Street and Carefree Hwy. involving one motorcycle and one SUV. Medical personnel responded and attempted to revive Gonnella, who had suffered trauma-related injuries. The victim was not transported to medical facilities since no signs of life were detected. Carefree Hwy. was closed most of the morning and into the afternoon for investigative purposes. Sometime after the roadway had reopened, friends of the deceased erected a roadside memorial in honor of Gonnella. The sheriff’s office reported that its investigation on the fatal accident is ongoing.

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elvis from page 1 a 19-year-old performer as “the king” did. Despite all the similarities and apparent connections swirling around him in his childhood, it wasn’t until John turned 27 that his birthmother, Zona Marie, confirmed the rumors. “Elvis is your dad,” said John, recounting Zona’s words to him and reflecting on the impact they had on his life since. “The fact of the matter is, everybody would love to be (a child of Elvis) I’m sure, but if they really knew what it consisted of, then they probably wouldn’t like to be. And I don’t mean that badly. It’s just there’s a whole lot to grasp and to deal with. You know, just to go bowling, you’ve got to go to your own lane, I guess.”

Openly professing Presley genetics has elicited a wide range of reactions from those around John. Some are star struck. Others laugh and say, ‘Oh sure, Elvis is my daddy, too.’ It was for the latter group, and to quiet his own doubts, that John said he eventually decided to take the extra step and request a DNA test for confirmation. When all was said and done, John knew he had a story to tell, but he needed someone to help him tell it. So where did he go? To the same person who helped him build a special guitar project he had in mind. About 4 years ago, John started a custom guitar business with Rich Carlburg of New River called Rich n Famous Guitars. The two had known each other approximately 5

The Foothills Focus years before John told Rich about the Elvis connection. Rich had always loved writing, but he wanted to defer to a more seasoned author for such a monumental project. After some back-andforth with literary agents, though, Rich offered to take some of the headache out of the process for his friend by simply writing the book himself. That way, it would be easier to avoid the trashy angle that some publishers were seeking from writers and, instead, keep the book’s tone more in line with John’s intensions. The two found their ideal match in Tate Publishing, which was accepting material from unpublished authors. “One of the points we make in the book is that John is not out for anything from the (Presley) estate,” Rich said. John agreed. “It’s not about the money,” John said. “It’s more about the lineage and the story. It’s more about, for lack of a better word, I guess the birthright.”

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As children begin another school year, most parents decide to buy the school lunches or to send a home-packed lunch with their kids to school. Cost is always a major consideration, as well as convenience. But what should the No. 1 consideration be when considering lunch for your young students? Parents should consider the kind and quality of the food av a i l a ble. Nut r it ion is number one. First, your child should eat a healthy CRUTCHER breakfast to provide energy and alertness throughout the school morning. Sugar-laden cold cereals with dangerous additives, preservatives, and colorings will not do it. Your child could become agitated, fidgety, or even start falling asleep by midmorning. Reliable studies have shown that food colorings and other additives do contribute to ADHD. In addition, research has found that these additives interfere with cognitive function.

Pancakes with processed syrup can also sabotage your child’s mid-morning to lunchtime learning ability. Make sure you provide better breakfast choices, such as eggs, whole-grain toast, and fresh fruit. You can sneak in some veggies into omelets. French toast made with whole-grain bread, such as Ezekiel, and fresh eggs is a better choice over pancakes. Pure, 100 percent maple syrup, in a very limited amount is a better choice, as well as “fruit only” jams or jellies with no added sugars or sugar substitutes. No fruit juices. Orange juice or apple juice is the worst drink you could give to your child. Providing a sliced orange is better because of the fiber, which will slow down the glycemic process in the body.

Sliced apples, banana, or berries are also good choices. If you decide to pack your child’s lunch, here are some healthier tips: • Sandwiches: Reduce the amount of animal “products”— processed cheeses and meats. Buy an organic chicken or turkey and roast it. Slice it and use for sandwiches or make chicken salad, etc. Use less of the meat on a sandwich and pile on some greens—lettuce, kale, cucumbers, etc. Costco has a turkey breast that you can buy and cut in half and freeze the other half to save for the next week. Google “mock tuna salad” and you can find delicious recipes for a tuna-type salad made without the tuna but with healthy beans, such

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ARIZONA STATE LAND DEPARTMENT 1616 WEST ADAMS STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 PUBLIC AUCTION SALE NO. 16-101136 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 Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 W. Adams, Room 434B, Phoenix, Arizona, a perpetual right of way easement for the purpose of a Service Road situated in Maricopa County to wit: TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA PARCEL: M&B THRU TRACT 4, BLOCK 6 IN STATE PLAT 36, SECTION 29, CONTAINING 2.67 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 $2,400.00 and consists of 2.67 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 $2,400.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $72.00; (3) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $4,972.00 (less $2,500.00 if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $2,472.00). (B) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder must pay the full balance of the amount bid for the right of way and pay a Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the purchase price for the right of way less the amount paid under (A) (2) above. (C) No Selling and Administrative Fee shall be collected by ASLD if the successful bidder at auction is the beneficiary of the land trust. (D) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder shall be required to pay the actual legal advertising cost, less the amount paid under (A)(3) above. BIDDING INFORMATION: (A) The time of sale shall be deemed to be the time of declaration of the highest and best bidder. The bidding will begin at the total value of the right of way. A bid for less than the value of the right of way easement or by a party who has not inspected the right of way and/or the associated files and records of ASLD will not be considered. (B) All bidders must sign an affidavit stating that they have undertaken due diligence in preparation for the auction and that their representative is authorized to bid and bind the bidder. It is the bidder’s responsibility to research the records of local jurisdictions and public agencies regarding this property. (C) Pursuant to A.R.S. §37-240.B, the successful bidder must be authorized to transact business in the state of Arizona no later than three (3) business days after the auction. The successful bidder must sign an affidavit stating it is the successful bidder and sign a Certification Statement pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37 and the Rules of ASLD. (D) If the successful bidder fails to complete the payment as stated in the auction notice together with the additional required fees within 30 days from the auction date, all amounts paid at the time of auction by the successful bidder will be forfeited. (E) In the event of forfeiture, the ASLD Commissioner may declare that the bid placed before the final bid accepted is the highest bid, and that the bidder has five (5) days after notification by ASLD to pay by cashier’s check all amounts due. GENERAL INFORMATION: The ASLD may cancel this auction in whole or in part at any time prior to the acceptance of a final bid. A protest to this sale must be filed within 30 days after the first day of publication of this announcement and in accordance with A.R.S. §37-301. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADA Coordinator, at (602) 364-0875. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Ruben Ojeda (for) Vanessa Hickman State Land Commissioner July 3, 2013


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Former Cactus Shadows grad returns to artistic roots Shea Stanfield Special for the Foothills Focus

“Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being. Leave that which is not, but appears to be. Seek that which is, but is not apparent.” Local artist, Nathaniel Kastelic, can say this verse, by Rumi, is the compass for his life, art, and inspiration. Nathaniel explored his interest in visual arts and design during his high school years at Cactus Shadows. He had a natural talent for pulling out the most essential design elements in his painting, sculpture and photography.

Although Nathaniel enjoyed all media, photography surfaced as his passion. While a student at the high school, Nathaniel designed and created the Cactus Shadows Photography Club and dark room, which is still active today. Upon graduation, Nathaniel headed north to attend Yavapai College, in Prescott, for his associates of arts degree in photography. To help with expenses, he went to work for The Daily Courier, Prescott’s local newspaper, as a photojournalist. During this time, he produced awardwinning imagery. Nathaniel was honored with the Best Photographer for Western

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Community Events SATURDAY Reiki I Class Join Melanie Dunlap, Earth mother herbalist/Reiki master teacher, Aug. 10 to learn the basics of Reiki (“ray-key”), an ancient healing modality. Participants will receive a Reiki I attunement and learn hand positions for self-treatment. This class will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center in New River and includes giving and receiving a complete Reiki treatment. Book and certification are given for each level. Registration required. Bring a sack lunch. Cost is $125. To register, visit the online calendar at peacefulspiritcenter.com. TUESDAY Music & Movement Storytime North Valley Regional Library will be hosting Music & Movement Storytime Tuesday morning at 10. The program caters to children ages 3 to 7 and their love of music and movement, both of which stimulate the brain. The program offers an environment for families to dance and sing together, play with a parachute, beanbags, scarves and more. Children outside of the target age range are welcome, as well. No registration is required, but space is limited. WEDNESDAY Christmas musical casting call Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, located on the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Carefree Hwy., has announced a casting call for its upcoming Christmas musical, “Manger Mania.” Kids in first

grade through 12th grade are encouraged to join in the fun, meeting at the church every Wednesday in preparation for a Dec. 8 performance. The first meeting is Aug. 14, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Children in grades seven through 12 and adults are also welcome to join in the production crew. All who come will be a part of the production. To get involved, fill out a registration form available at ronnvicky.com. Call Vicky or Ron Crowe at 623-465-7156 or email ron.croweaz@gmail.com for more information. Book discussion Books in the Afternoon Book Discussion group will talk about “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” at its August, 1 p.m., meeting at North Valley Regional Library in Anthem. Rachel Joyce’s debut novel is the story of recently retired Harold Fry, who lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. Life changes for them when Harold receives a letter from a woman he hasn’t seen for years. The novel offers unsentimental charm, humor and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings people bury within their hearts. Everyone is welcome to attend the book discussion. Evening mixer A business building and networking event is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at National Bank of Arizona, 7202 E. Carefree Dr. in Carefree. Meet businessmen and businesswomen of the community, and enjoy some refreshments fiesta style. Bring an item to raffle and give a 30 second commercial about your business. Raffle tickets for prizes and 50/50 drawing. Cost

to attend is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. For more information call 480-488-3381 or visit carefreecavecreek.org online. LATER THIS MONTH Triathlon in Anthem Tribe Multisport presents the Anthem Sprint Triathlon Aug. 24 at 6 a.m. The reverse order sprint triathlon is geared toward both adults and children and involves a 5 km run, a fast 20 km bike course and a 400 m swim. The event is hosted in conjunction with Team Anthem Multisport Club. Adult registration costs $79 through 6 p.m. Aug. 23; late registration is $90. Registration rates for kids (ages 5 to 15) are $49 through 6 p.m. Aug. 23 and go up to $60 for late registration. All kids who finish the event receive a medal. Packet pickup and early registration starts at 4 p.m. Aug. 23 at Tribe Multisport, 7624 East Indian School Road No. 101 in Scottsdale. Late registration and packet pickup start at 5 a.m. Aug. 24 at the Anthem Community Center. Bible study There will be an informational “coffee” Bible study at 10 a.m. Aug. 21 at the Crossroads Church. The church is located at 42201 N. 41st Dr. in Anthem. WEEKLY Little Ones Story Time From 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. every Thursday, Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek hosts “Little Ones Story Time with Ms. Sharon.” The program is geared toward newborns and children up to 36 months in age. Eating disorder class meets in Anthem  A 12-step eating disorder meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m., on Wednesdays at 42104 N. Venture Dr. Ste. D126.  For further information call 602-828-9959. Toddler Time Toddlers, accompanied by a favorite adult are invited to enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage emerging language skills every Wednesday at Desert Broom Library. The program starts at 11:30 a.m. and is aimed at children aged 24 to 36 months. Family Storytime Children of all ages, with an adult in tow, are welcome Thursdays at Desert Broom Library to share books, stories, songs and rhymes in a fun, interactive program that builds early literacy skills. The library is located at Cave Creek Road and Tatum Boulevard.

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Kiwanis flea market coming to Carefree

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For Teneia Sanders’ upcoming release party, Janey’s Coffee House was the obvious venue choice. Playing at Janey’s has always been “heartwarming” because it is not just a bar or another restaurant. Janey’s is a neighborhood where good music flows. On Friday, Aug. 23, the folk/soul singer will debut her latest album “Radioactive Lover.” Pairing an indiepop sound with a familiar soulfulness, “Radioactive Lover” shows how Teneia’s style has grown since her Americana record, “Confessions of a Scorpio.” At the young age of 30, Teneia exudes confidence and freshness, her excitement is contagious. Teneia produces an emotional rush with every song she sings. She woos her audience into believing a song has ended and then with a powerful rise brings it back to life. This is what she loves, taking her audience on a journey. Teneia’s approach is to play music that

she likes to hear. Working with a new band helped develop this authenticity and allowed for “a lot of opening,” she said. Stripped down with little instrumentation, “Radioactive Lover” features a varied track list. From the rock-based “Hurricane” to the heartbreaking “Say You Do,” each song stays true to her voice and her love for a good groove. When asked whether she is nervous for the release, Teneia can only smile. “Radioactive Lover is my baby,” she said, and the singer is hopeful that people love it as much as she does. The event runs 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Janey’s Coffee House, 6602 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Admission is $15 and includes a copy of the CD. T-shirts, posters and other merchandise will also be available. For more information see www. teneiasanders.com or call Janey’s Coffee House at 480-575-6885.

Seeking volunteers in Carefree

A local community outreach group is holding a volunteer orientation event Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 7275 E. Easy Street, Suite B103 in Carefree. The Foothills Caring Corps, a volunteer based non-profit organization serving the greater NE Valley, is seeking volunteers to share their talent, skills and time with the organization whose primary mission is to allow the elderly to remain independent and living in their homes. Volunteers are needed for such programs as: • Van transportation • Medical transportation • Mobile meals • Minor home repair • Friendly visits • Reception and administrative support

The Foothills Caring Corps aims to provide a rewarding and gratifying experience for both the volunteer and the neighbor. Volunteers are given training, guidance and monitoring to ensure a quality experience. They are allowed to self-select areas in which they would like to be involved and are not required to contribute a minimum number of hours. The Caring Corps opens its arms to people with a variety of skills levels, talent and interests. Everyone has something to contribute. The organization’s volunteer orientation sessions are held monthly. For more information, or to RSVP, call the Foothills Caring Corps at 480-488-1105 or visit the organization online at foothillscaringcorps.com.

The Kiwanis Club of Carefree is holding a flea market Aug. 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 7177 E. Ed Everett Way in Cave Creek. All proceeds benefit the non-profit organization’s youth programs. Examples of what patrons might find up for sale include furnishings, electronics, exercise equipment, housewares, clothing, accessories and collectibles. “The warehouse is full of gently used merchandise that must be moved out,” said Dave Bell, Carefree Kiwanis flea market chairman. “Our community has been overwhelming in their support for Kiwanis, the flea market and the marketplace. We are grateful of their support and are working hard to handle all the extra donations. “We have increased our Saturday morning pick-ups by one hour, and have doubled our pick-up crews on Wednesdays and Saturdays.” Those wishing to volunteer at the flea market warehouse are encouraged to call the Kiwanis at 480-488-8400. Across the parking lot from the flea market, the Kiwanis Club of Carefree

From farm to market – This wheat thresher is an example of the kind of unusual merchandise that visitors at the Kiwanis flea market might stumble across.

also has a marketplace located at 7171 Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek. The marketplace, open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., features more sale items including clothing, accessories, jewelry, artwork, collectibles and furniture.


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as garbanzos. Peanuts are the No. 1 food product containing more than 60 pesticides. So, when it comes to peanut butter, buy organic. Wal-Mart has Maranatha peanut butter for a very good price, only about $4. Look for the USDA Organic seal. Santa Cruz is another good brand containing only peanuts and sea salt. Jellies, of course, should be fruit only with no added sugars or sugar substitutes. • Leftovers: Homemade healthy soups, stews, and casseroles made with fresh, whole-food ingredients. • Sides: Soak almonds overnight to increase their nutrient content and make them softer for the kids to chew. Drain, rinse, and store in the refrigerator afterwards. Include as many high nutrient foods as possible for extra protein and vitamins. Pumpkin seeds are a great choice with three tablespoons containing 10 grams of protein, essential fats and zinc. Include more

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fresh veggies, such as carrots, celery, bell peppers, and broccoli. Did you know that a 10-ounce serving of broccoli contains much more protein than 3 ounces of steak? Uncooked, thawed and rinsed frozen green beans are a very delicious healthy raw snack. Costco has frozen organic green beans. Experiment with making homemade hummus and dips from fresh vegetables, fruits, beans and nuts. • Drinks: Do your best to avoid juice boxes. Train your child to love water. Water helps keep the brain awake, alive, and alert. Instead of juice boxes, you can make your own homemade lemonade in a blender (to retain the fiber) with fresh lemons and organic apples. Use pure water to get the desired consistency. You will not need any added sweetener. Send a healthy homemade drink with your child in the lunchbox. Most schools today offer more fresh fruit and vegetable choices, such as a salad bar. But your child won’t go to the salad bar unless he or she has the desire and inclination, based on eating habits at home. Do your best to continually improve the eating habits for the entire family at home and your kids will follow. Bonnie Crutcher is board certified by the American Association of Drugless

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Practitioners as a holistic health coach. Bonnie has created the Smart&Healthy Families Challenge to help families improve their eating and lifestyle habits. Visit www. bonniecrutcher.com for more details. Disclaimer: The content of this column is not intended to be medical advice. Always seek the advice of your medical doctor before engaging in any diet program or exercise routine.

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Babytime Fridays Babies up to 24 months in age, accompanied by an adult, can explore pre-literacy skills through songs and stories at Desert Broom Library. The 20-minute program is followed by an unstructured 30-minute playtime. Crafting Adults wishing to knit, crochet, tat, macramé or do just about anything that has to do with fiber are invited to North Valley Regional Library’s “Made by Hand” program every Thursday at 1 p.m. Bring projects, books and patterns, accomplishments and knowledge to share with others. Learn something new about your own craft, or pick up another craft (or stitch) that has piqued your interest. Or come and spend a couple of leisurely hours doing something you love to do or would like to learn and, in the process, make new friendships. Yoga, Gong therapy offered in New River  Kudalini Yoga classes combined with Gong Therapy from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday in New River. The class is offered to both men and women. The class offers an opportunity to explore, celebrate, heal, feel good, while ensuring a safe sacred environment. The class welcomes beginners and intermediate students. Those interested in attending are asked to wear comfy clothing and bring a yoga mat and blanket.  Cost for the class is $10. For information email rajpal_kaur@q.com, call 623-910-1096 or go to rajpalkaur. webs.com.  Additionally Kaur offers meditation breathing while being enveloped by the sounds of the Gong the first Tuesday of each month. The class offers participants a chance to feel refreshed, enlivened and at peace throughout their mind and body. Cost is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Bring yoga mat and blanket. Wear comfy clothes. For info call 623-910-1096 or 855-538-5683 or go to lifecoachinaz.com.  MONTHLY  Library hosts foreign film Desert Foothills Library will host a different foreign film from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., one Monday each month. For information on the coming events go to dlfa.org. Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. All events are free, except where noted. Women’s group meets for coffee, inspiration  The North Phoenix Praise and Coffee meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the second Thursday of each month at Yogurt Garden in Anthem.  The non-denominational Christian women’s group gathers to connect, encourage and inspire each other. For information on the free meetings contact kmoses08@ymail.com karmannpowell@gmail.com or go to praiseandcoffeenorthphoenix.com.  Yogurt Garden is located at 39504 N. Daisy Mountain Suite 104 in Anthem.

Friends of the library meeting At 7 p.m. the third August of every month, Friends of the North Valley Regional Library meets at its namesake in Anthem. Join in the monthly meeting and help promote the recreational, educational and cultural resources the library brings. Cards, board games social The third Tuesday each month at Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek is designated for a cards and board games social for adults from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your friends or make some while you’re there. The library has lots of games to choose from including cards, Scrabble, chess, checkers, backgammon, Trivial Pursuit, Cribbage, Yahtzee and more. Games and refreshments brought from home are welcome, too. Coffee available for purchase. No registration needed. Healing session The third Monday of every month, the Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center in New River hosts a monthly Healing Circle/Reiki Share from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This group is for individuals that have learned Reiki or another modality of healing. Each participant will give and receive a healing session. RSVP or obtain more info by calling 623-465-5875, emailing Melanie@ peacefulspiritcenter.com or visiting peacefulspiritcenter.com online.

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Wall of hostility “Good fences make good neighbors,” goes the old adage. That civilizing thought refers to such friendly structures as the beautiful rock walls of New England, elegant split rails in the South, iconic whitewashed pickets of the Midwest and even privacy fences in neighborhoods all across our country. But the neighborly a d a g e def initely did not contemplate the 700-mile, 20-foothigh, droneHightower p a t r o l l e d , electronically monitored fence of steel and razor wire that our government has erected across our nation’s border with Mexico, from the tip of Texas to California’s Pacific Coast. This thing is not a fence, but a monstrous wall of hostility, a deliberate affront to our Mexican neighbors. As Sen. John McCain aptly put it in a recent debate on immigration, our Land of the Free has constructed “the most militarized border since the fall of the Berlin Wall!” There are four big flaws with the theory that you can “secure” a border (i.e., keep people from crossing it) by throwing up a big ol’ wall. First, it doesn’t work. A 20-foot wall quickly begets 22-foot ladders — people are innately inventive, and those determined to get in or out will find many ways to do it. Second, walls create bigger problems than they resolve, for they are deeply divisive. Our Mexican wall is ugly, both literally and in the unmistakable message of contempt it screams nonstop at the Mexican people. It’s generating bitterness toward us — and that turns neighbors into enemies. Third, that wall has physically ripped healthy relationships apart. For centuries, families, friends, businesses and cities themselves were thoroughly integrated into unified communities across the artificial line drawn on a map. Fourth, such walls are insanely expensive — so far, Washington has hurled tens of billions of dollars at this one to build, maintain and police it.

Enforcement alone costs $18 billion per year. In addition, states have dumped untallied billions into it. Can these policymakers even spell w-a-s-t-e? Yet the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly in June to waste another $46 billion to build 700 more miles of the hateful wall and double the number of militarized border agents. Is there no other need in our country for that money? Nothing constructive we might do with it? But I shouldn’t be too harsh on Washington, for both Republicans and Democrats are beginning to respond aggressively to economic needs. “It has been a tough time,” says one Washington insider, noting with relief that a new spending proposal “could help out.” Unfortunately, he and Congress aren’t referring to your tough times or helping out with your needs. No, no — they are rushing to the aid of the multibillion-dollar military-industrial complex. The government, you see, has not been getting our nation into enough wars to satisfy the insatiable appetite that Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and other war profiteers have for government money. But now they’ve spied a new place they can militarize with their high-tech, highcost, razzle-dazzle weaponry: yes, that border we share with Mexico. In recent months, these corporate predators deployed an army of lobbyists to Congress, armed with mass campaign contributions. Targeting the immigration issue, “border security!” is their battle cry. They’ve already conquered the Senate’s bipartisan immigration bill, stuffing it with $46 billion for goosed up militarization of the 2,000-mile border. They’ve literally turned the immigration bill into a corporate honey pot. More drones! More electronic gadgetry! More agents needing more weapons, night vision goggles and other war toys! Various corporate lobbyists put their specific wish lists directly in the Senate bill. Rather than calling generally for the

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The ‘Newspaper of record’ airbrushes Obama’s image After a long 3-year gap since their last exclusive sitdown interview with President Obama, you might think The New York Times would be ready to ask tough questions on the most contentious issues of the day, beginning with the deepening Obama scandals. Wrong. Instead, the Times def ined the “news” in this interview to be Obama’s counterattacks. Bozell Their stories focused on Obama’s accusations that (a) the Republicans are liars about Obamacare, (b) the Republicans exaggerate the benefits of building the Keystone XL pipeline and (c) the Republicans oppose his use of executive power because he has the “gall to win the presidency.” The national media are faithfully executing their Obama second-term call to preserve and protect his legacy. They are steering clear of any story that might imply that the president has in any way cut an ethical corner or abused his power. More: House Republicans investigating Obama scandals must be viewed as an assembly line for organized

character assassination, not congressional oversight. This is especially true at the Times, which sees the president as a far too special historical figure to get the punishing scrutiny applied to people the Times thinks are slackjawed country bumpkins, such as Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. They see Obama as a Jackie Robinson figure, a racial pioneer who endures the angry, spitting fury of the right-wing mobs with great courage and flair. The tea party apparently deserves punishing investigations by the IRS because their opposition to Obama is clearly based on racism, just like the people who spat on Jackie Robinson. In his interview with the Times, when asked about over-enthusiastic use of executive power, Obama sneered at conservatives. “Some of those folks think I usurp my authority by having the gall to win the presidency. And I don’t think that’s a secret.” He added: “But ultimately, I’m not concerned about their opinions — very few of them, by the way, are lawyers, much less constitutional lawyers.” Instead of asking one solitary question about scandals, the Times decided it was more important to ask the most obvious question imaginable about Martin Luther King: “March on Washington coming up soon.

Are you going to do anything to mark it? Are you planning on being a part of the 50th anniversary?” Why, yes, Obama stressed: “I have a copy of the original program in my office, framed.” Obama’s critics on the Left were upset that Times reporters Jackie Calmes and Michael Shear failed to ask about surveillance programs and the Snowden case. They failed to upbraid him about his Justice Department’s crackdown on journalists or requiring Busht ra sh i ng /P u l it ze r-w i n n i ng Times colleague James Risen to testify in court. What about drone attacks? These lines of inquiry are reserved for the dreaded warmongering “neoconservatives” of Team Bush. Just as the Times tried to move mountains to ruin President Bush, they are also rabidly partisan in seeing themselves as life preservers for Democrats. Why anyone would see this as a “prestige” newspaper while its news coverage careens wildly from abuse to neglect is a mystery. L. Brent Bozell III is the president of the Media Research Center. To find out more about Brent Bozell III, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

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grad from page 12 Newspapers Award, as well as recognized by the Associated Press for his breathtaking images captured while embedded with the Prescott Hotshots, during summer wildfire season. In 2007, with degree in hand and more images in mind, Nathaniel relocated to Portland, Ore. While in Oregon, he worked producing, marketing and advertising imagery for the city of Vancouver, Wash., and pushed his own art forward with the manipulation of natural images into patterns and designs. Nathaniel’s interest in patterns of the natural world took root when he won, as a student, the Black Mountain Photo Contest in Cave Creek. Soon he became weary of gloomy days in the Pacific Northwest and returned to Cave Creek to complete a bachelors of science in education degree through Northern Arizona University. Upon his return

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to the foothills area, he set up his photography website kasteliclassic.com using his photographic talent to help school expenses. Recently, Nathaniel has focused his photography design work on textile printing. He and his brother Benjamin developed 11th Loop Graphic Textile Design. Their designs and products can be viewed at their website 11thLoop.com. The focus of the business is custom designs printed on eco-friendly textiles. According to Nathaniel “the graphic textile designs are developed to visually enhance natural, eco-friendly fabrics and promote sustainable textiles.” These textiles, in turn, are used by designers in a variety of products such as clothing, fashion accessories and home furnishings. One of their clients took the concept into printing decorative tiles for his home remodeling project. Today, you can follow Nathaniel’s progress and contact him through his websites and his Facebook page. us with an ever-expanding policy of permanent border war. How long before they use the cry of “terrorism!” to militarize the Canadian border, too? And what after that? My guess is they’ll want to seal off those pesky antiwar radicals in places like Vermont! Ultimately, they can fence all of us in. Or is it out? To find out more about Jim Hightower, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators webpage at www.creators.com.

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