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Vehicle, brush fire brings northbound I-17 traffic to halt MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

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A commercial vehicle carrying hay northbound on I-17 caught fire at approximately 5:15 p.m. Friday leading to a series of brush fires along the freeway. The truck finally came to a stop just south of Sunset Point where fire personnel from Black Canyon City, with the help of Daisy Mountain Fire Department, Mayor Fire Department as well as the Yavapai Fire Department attended to the fires. Northbound traffic on I-17 was stopped for approximately three hours, causing a traffic backups of more than 20 miles.

A commercial vehicle carrying hay northbound on I-17 caught fire just south of Sunset Point at approximately 5:15 p.m. Friday. Black Canyon Fire Chief Thomas Birch said he headed north after receiving the call that a vehicle was on fire. “I got on the freeway heading north at mile marker 247 and saw a line of smoke that appeared to be at least a mile long,” he said. “It wasn’t that windy so that didn’t make a lot of sense to me. Then I arrived in the initial area and there were bails of hay burning in the middle

of the freeway, which had some vehicles stopped. I drove around that hay and continued north where I found more and more bails of hay showering the freeway with flames, but still no sign of the vehicle.” Birch said he passed the Bumble Bee exit, where he saw more fires, before finally catching up to the vehicle at mile marker 251, one mile south of Sunset Point. It was at that point that he got the driver of the vehicle to pull his vehicle off the road. “From what I was told later by DPS officers the driver felt that his best chance to get the fire out was to try and get to Sunset

Point where he thought he could get water,” Birch said. The hay from the truck caught the grass in the median, between north and southbound traffic, on fire. “That could have turned into an enormous fire, especially considering the conditions,” Birch said. “The potentials are extreme.” Along with the Black Canyon Fire Department Birch called in assistance from Daisy Mountain Fire Department, Mayor Fire Department as well as Yavapai Fire Department.

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Cactus Shadows expects continuation of program’s success Marc Buckhout MANAGING EDITOR

Over the course of the last three seasons the Cactus Shadows Falcons volleyball team has gone 78-31 with a state finals appearance in 2009 and a state semifinals bid in 2010. So you’ll have to excuse coach Tom Gardner if he doesn’t get real worked up by the AIA’s realignment, which has created quite a shift from previous seasons. “I think I saw that you now have 51 teams competing for 16 state playoff spots where I believe it was 32 last season,” he said. “Every year our goal is to finish high in the power points. We expect to host a first round state playoff match and if things

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go our way host a second round match as well.” Last year’s 27-10 squad rolled through the regular season. For the second straight season though the Falcons would run into their arch nemesis, the Sunnyslope Vikings. A season after falling to Sunnyslope in the 4A Div-I state championship match, the Falcons saw the Phoenix squad end their season in the state semifinals. Senior outside hitter Suzi DeSalvo said she and her teammates have a number of goals, but beating the Vikings, who they face Sept. 6 at home and Oct. 13 on the road, is high up on the list. “We’ve done well at state, but they’ve kept us from our goals,” she said. “I think getting close

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like we have gives us the drive to want it more. I like this year’s team. We talk on the court. We have chemistry. Our passers are good hitters and our hitters are good passers. I think we have a lot of strengths.” Gardner acknowledges that graduation robbed the program of some of its best defensive talent in Jordan Smith, Summer Anderson and size at the net in Shan England, but he said the program is built in such a way that there is always talent waiting in the wings. “I think this group has more vocal leaders,” he said. “We lost two big hitters (Anderson, England) but I think we have a

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Cactus Shadows senior Suzi DeSalvo and the rest of the Falcons will look to continue the program’s run of success coming off a 27-10 record in 2010 that included a trip to the 4A Div-I state semifinals. To view more photos of this year’s team go to The Foothills Focus Facebook page at facebook.com/TheFoothills.Focus.

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New legislation changes bird hunting boundaries SUBMITTED ARTICLE

Arizona Game and Fish has turned back the hands-oftime for dove hunters, with the launching of the new 2011-12 Arizona Dove and Band-tailed Pigeon regulations that are now available online at www. azgfd.gov/dove. “For those of us with a little gray hair, the upcoming September 1st dove season will feel like a hunt from the olden’

days, now that we can once again hunt on much of the open, undeveloped public lands within municipalities, such as Phoenix,” said Rory Aikens, a public information officer with the Arizona Game and Fish Department for the past two decades. A number of changes have been made to the dove regulations that have removed many barriers to this Arizona

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hunting tradition, most notably: • Hunting access re-opened to approximately a million acres of open uninhabited lands within municipalities • Daily bag limit for whitewinged doves increased to 10 birds • Hunting hours extended until sunset statewide The increased access is a result of two recently revised state laws. Those changes transferred the authority to regulate the use of firearms for the take of wildlife within municipal boundaries to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Because of these changes, dove hunters will no longer have to drive long distances to partake in this Arizona hunting tradition. However, Game and Fish has taken a prudent approach in its deployment of these shifted authorities and has closed hunting in many well-defined, densely populated metro areas. The flip side of this for dove hunters, especially those in

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New regulations regarding dove and band-tailed Pigeon hunting open up desert areas along Carefree Highway that are within city limits, but are primarily wide-open desert. The new dove season starts Sept. 1.

the Phoenix metro area, is you will now be able to easily determine where you can and cannot hunt doves. The closed to hunting boundaries are well defined in the notes section of the 2011-12 Arizona Dove and Band-tailed pigeon regulations. For the Phoenix metropolitan area, there is a map showing where you can and cannot hunt. The area is bounded by readily discernable roadways or waterways, such as the Gila River, and is available at www.azgfd.gov/dove. At first glance, these regulations may seem more complicated than in years

past. However, with this onestop resource comes some complexities. Hunters need to thoroughly understand the notes section before they go hunting.  “A perfect example is the land along the Carefree Highway corridor, between I-17 and US Route 60. These lands are primarily wide-open desert, but they fall within the city limits of Phoenix and Peoria. Before the law change, it was illegal to discharge a firearm within city limits, making hunting in these safe, open, unpopulated fringe

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Daisy Mountain Fire Department is offering its next set of community emergency preparedness training classes beginning Sept. 1. In order to complete CERT training those interested must attend all eight sessions, which are from 7 – 10 p.m. on Thursdays at Daisy Mountain Fire Station 141, located at 43812 N. New River Road in New River. Training, which is free of charge, offers residents the chance to learn basic emergency response skills from emergency

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personnel. CERT members are then integrated into the emergency response capability for their area. If a disastrous event should overwhelm or delay the community’s professional response, CERT members can assist their families, then others by applying the basic response and organizational skills they learned during training. Those skills can help save and sustain lives following a disaster until professional help arrives. To register or for information email cert@daisymountainfire. org or call Paul Schickel at 623-695-1424.

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areas also illegal – that is no longer the case,” Aikens said. In addition to the closed area descriptions, hunters are reminded of the quartermile law, and while that is a minimum, responsible, ethical hunters will find an area where there is plenty of open space in all directions to hunt, in order to prevent any conflicts with other recreationists or homeowners, and to have an enjoyable hunting experience. The early dove season opens on a Thursday this year, and runs from Sept. 1-15, statewide, with a 10-bird daily bag limit of mourning or white-winged dove. Printed copies of the dove regulations are anticipated to be available the first week of August statewide at license dealers and Game and Fish offices. Dove hunters are reminded they will need a general hunting license and an Arizona migratory bird stamp. Both are available online, at Game and Fish offices and licensed dealers. Overall, dove populations are doing well in Arizona. Many farms are growing grains, including corn, which are excellent dove attractants. Working a corridor in these areas will bode well for many hunters. In addition, monsoonal rains have been adequate throughout the state bringing much

needed new growth to desert flora, another excellent dove attractant. Finding a lone water tank in these newly opened desert areas could also provide some fast wing shooting action. In either case, success will come to those that scout their areas the weekend before they go hunting, as much can happen between now and that 3 a.m. wake up on opening day. For information about the recent law changes, the Phoenix metro no hunting map, a PDF copy of the dove regulations, or to buy your hunting license and dove stamp visit azgfd.gov/ dove. Basic season information, boundary description, and other field reference facts are available for smartphone users at azgfd.gov/m.dove. The Arizona Game and Fish Department has teamed up with local sportsmen-conservation organization to offer “howto dove hunt” events that are designed for kids and for firsttime hunters. For a listing of other hunting events for youth and new hunters throughout the season, visit azgfd.gov/ outdoorskills. To get the latest hunting news, sign up for the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s e-news at azgfd. gov/signup and select Hunting Highlights and Wildlife News.


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Jaguars look to build on quarterfinal run The world of high school sports may have been turned upside down as the 2011 season gets under way, but Boulder Creek coach Sarah Widhalm has her team ready for the new setup in which regions are eliminated in favor of sectionals. Before every practice Widhalm’s squad walks on their hands all the way across the court. “I don’t know. It was a tradition at my high school when I played. It’s fun,” she said. “Sometimes it wakes them up. It gets the blood flowing to the brain.” Coming off a 2010 season in which they went 25-13 and advanced to the state quarterfinals, Widhalm’s best at the helm of the Jaguars, the coach said this year’s roster may have the most talent of any team during her tenure. “It’s exciting because these seniors are the group I started with my first year,” she said. “I’ve seen their progression and I’m proud of them. They support each other and fight for every point.” Perhaps no player embodies that spirit more than senior defensive specialist Haley Owen. A season ago Owen came up with 693 digs on the season, 314 more than her nearest teammate. “When I see a player make a great dig it motivates me even

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Boulder Creek senior Haley Owen, who led the team in digs a season ago, will once again look to anchor the Jaguars defense in 2011. To view more photos of this year’s team go to The Foothills Focus Facebook page at facebook.com/ TheFoothills.Focus.

more to get the next ball,” Owen said. “Coach always tells us to make the play and then decided whether it was impossible or not. I think we’re going to be a scrappy, defensive team. Even though we’re not big, we’re physically strong and I think we’re going to be faster than we’ve been in years past.” With Owen anchoring the back row, the Jaguars offense will look to senior Felicia Zerwas to lead the way once again. A season ago the 5-foot-10 outside hitter recorded 286 kills to lead the Jaguars. “I have to be more of a leader this season,” Zerwas said. At 5’10” Zerwas said she’s accustomed to dealing with being at a size disadvantage at the net. “There are some tricks to overcoming size,” she said.

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lot of good options this season.” Chief among that group will be senior outside hitter Kalyn Peters. “She definitely will make an impact,” Gardner said. “She hits it as hard as anyone we’ve had in the program.” Peters, now in her third varsity season, said she’s ready for the challenge of being somebody her teammates can count on. “I’d like to be a captain,” she said. “I’m working on talking more, trying to be encouraging and just helping any way I can.” Joining Peters to form what Gardner said should be a very versatile offense will be DeSalvo, junior Jennifer Long, who enters her first varsity season, and senior Leah Manak, a reserve

last season that Gardner expects to play a bigger role in 2011. “Our offense should be balanced as long as we don’t fall into predictable patterns,” he said. “Being versatile and having the talent to be versatile are two different things.” Making sure to incorporate all the Falcons weapons will be the job of setters Livi Johnson and junior Kelsey Marks. Defensively the team is looking at juniors Abby Slack and Miranda Walker, who transferred to Cactus Shadows from Boulder Creek High School, to solidify the back row. Overall Gardner said his team should be one to be reckoned with come this year’s postseason. “Our past certainly leads to

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“You’ve got to outsmart them and just be quicker on offense. You also have to be able to see the court. Coach is trying to make me be more aggressive and not tip as much.” Joining Zerwas as an offensive weapon will be returning middle Amanda Haagen, and fellow junior Katie Olsen along with freshman Jenna Tunnel. A pair of seniors, Kaitlin Trujillos and Maisy Munson, will share the setting duties for the Jaguars. After a strong summer Widhalm said she’s excited to work with this team. “I like the commitment level of this group,” she said. “I also like the versatility of this group. We’ve got a lot of players that can do a lot of things. We’re in the process of growing a program. That view has to be kept in mind. Each year is important, but we’re also trying to establish an environment where it builds from year to year. I like the way our younger players take their cues from the older players and say okay, that’s how we do it. I can do that.” The Jaguars open up the 2011 season with a home match at 6 p.m. Aug. 30 against their old Northwest Region rival Mountain Ridge. To view the Jaguars 2011 schedule go to maxpreps.com and search Boulder Creek.

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The Walmart Supercenter in Cave Creek, which is set to open in the fall, is now hiring. The store, located on the southeast corner of Cave Creek Road and Carefree Highway, is expected to employee 220 people for a variety of jobs including cashier, door greeters, managers and pharmacists. Both part-time and full-time positions are available. For information on applying go to walmartstores.com/ careers or visit the hiring center for the Cave Creek store

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The 3rd annual supply drive, led by Noah Kendrick of Edward Jones in Carefree, provides support for students and teachers during the 2011 school year. Items may be dropped off at 37555 Hum Road, Ste. 205 in the Carefree Galleria, Carefree, Monday through Friday from 9

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Birch said the effort was broken up into three parts with Daisy Mountain handling the fires from mile marker 242 - 248, Mayor handling 248 – 250 and Black Canyon City dealing with the truck fire and the median at Sunset Point. All told it took three hours to get all the fires out. “The toughest part was the truck,” Birch said. “You have to pull all those bails of hay

a.m. – 4 p.m. through Oct. 12. Needed materials include pencils, glue sticks, erasers, notebooks, construction paper, pocket folders, copy paper, pens, hand sanitizer and tissue. The drive will aid Cave Creek Unified School District students. School supplies may also be dropped off at the following

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off the truck and pull them apart, otherwise they’ll just ignite again.” While the truck left hay in its wake, the fires left hundreds of northbound motorists stranded. By the time northbound traffic was reopened on I-17, at approximately 8:15 p.m., traffic was backed up past the Anthem exit at mile marker 229, approximately 23 miles south of Sunset Point. Birch said that southbound I-17 was also shutdown, but for no more than

30 minutes. “All told I’d say not much more than 15 acres burned, but it was one of the most unusual calls I’ve ever been to because the driver continued on instead of stopping,” Birch said. While the circumstances of Friday’s fire were unique Birch said there are a couple preventative steps motorists should take to avoid setting fires. “People that are hauling things need to make sure their trailer chains are not dragging,” he said. “The dragging chains create sparks and that’s all you need to light up the grass along the freeway. The other thing is to make sure to check your tire pressure regularly. Blowouts can cause a fire.” Birch added that Friday’s incident also was a reminder that motorists should keep provisions such as water and snacks in their cars as accidents or fires along the freeway can leave motorists stranded for several hours in extreme circumstances.


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Desert Foothills Theater, Musical Theater of Anthem and Starlight Community Theater all were recognized earlier this month when the 21st annual ariZoni award nominees were announced. More than 40 theater companies offer up over 150 productions each year for ariZoni adjudication. Productions up for consideration from around the Valley were evaluated by five different judges that ranked the various elements according to a detailed rubric they were provided.  After weighing the evaluations nominees are selected in a number of categories honoring not only actors, directors and choreographers, but elements such as lighting, sound, costumes, hair and makeup among others. Desert Foothills Theater received the most praise among North Valley theaters with 32 nominations. Having won an ariZoni for Best Overall Production two of the past three years Desert Foothills has three nominations in the category this year with A DAN-DEE Musical Review in the non-contract Musical, The Dixie Swim Club nominated for non-contract play, and Seussical Jr., in the youth musical category. In their second year of being judged for their youth theater productions they received 13 nominations, all for Seussical Jr. Desert Foothills 19 nomination for adult productions were spread over three shows with Bye Bye Birdie joining A DANDEE Musical Review and The Dixie Swim Club. Nominations came for both best actor and actress in a leading role, director, musical director, lighting, sound and properties design and choreographer. Musical Theater of Anthem claimed 16 AriZoni nominations topped by two nominations for overall production as both Peter Pan and Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids were honored. The other nominations

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included best director, music director, choreographer, scenic design and best guest actor. Starlight Community Theater earned four nominations with Lilly Leblanc earning a nod in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category for her performance in The Emperor’s New Clothes. Starlight also earned three nominations for Best Guest Actor in a Youth Musical. The winners will be announced during a pair of ceremonies, one from 5 – 7:30 p.m. for the youth winners and then one from 8 – 10:30 p.m. for the adult winners Sept. 19 at the Tempe Center of the Arts. Listed below is a complete list of the local nominees. To view statewide nominees go to arizoniawards.com/ nominations.shtml.

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community events FUNDRAISER Dinner aids efforts to cure diabetes Barro’s Pizza will donate 25 percent of the proceeds between 5 – 10 p.m. Thursday to Anthem 4A Cure, which supports the Junior Diabetes Relief Foundation. Raffle tickets for a new IPAD also will be sold at the event. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The drawing will be in October at the 4th annual Poker Tournament. For information contact Tari Skousen at anthem4acure@yahoo. com. Carefree business helps local schools From 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. throughout the month of August Edward Jones Investments in Carefree is accepting donations for their school supply drive. Those interested in contributing to the third annual event can drop off school supplies to benefit Cave Creek Unified School District students and teachers. For information contact Noah Kendrick at 480-5952041 or edwardjones.com. Edward Jones Investments is located at 37555 Hum Road, Suite 205 in Carefree.

Kickoff Celebration for area players of all ages and leagues at 6 p.m., Saturday at Pioneer Village Restaurant. The event will feature raffles, music, BBQ dinner, and an introduction to the 2011 Boulder Creek High School football players and coaching staff. Youth football players can meet with the 2011 junior varsity and varsity teams and their coaches, while older players will have the chance to mentor their younger counterparts. North Valley football leagues include Pop Warner, Alliance, and Wolfpack teams for boys - and even some girls -ages five and up. Each league has different levels based on age and weight, and they play other teams from all over the valley. Many of the players go on to play at Boulder Creek High School. Tickets to the event are $15 per person and can be purchased from any high school football player or by calling 602-3093105 or at kimlabno@msn.com. Paymets can be made in cash, or checks made payable to BCFF. Pioneer Village Restaurant is located at 3901 W. Pioneer Road in Phoenix just west of I-17 at the Pioneer exit.

Kickoff celebration benefits Boulder Creek football The Boulder Creek Football Foundation is hosting the 2nd annual Community Football

North Valley church aids homeless Northgate Community Church is sponsoring a sleeping bag drive, for the homeless in Phoenix. 

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The drive is a project among the church’s youth group, which consists of 42 teens. Along with sleeping bags The Luke 3:11 project is seeking new hat and gloves along with sleeping bags, which will be distributed on Jan. 15, 2012. The group’s goal is to collect 500 sleeping bags. The church is located at 34835 N. 7th St. in Phoenix. Donations can be made from 8 a.m. – noon on Sundays and from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Wednesdays. To arrange a pickup or for information call 623-581-0627. HIKING Cave Creek Park offers host of options Cave Creek Regional Park has a variety of hikes and other activities available to the public throughout August. Listed below are some of the events available for the remainder of the month. Hats, plenty of water and proper hiking boots are recommended for the hikes. For a complete listing go to maricopa.gov/parks/cavecreek. Saturday: At 9 a.m. Tiny Tumbleweed Treks, a program geared toward Valley youth will meet in the Nature Center to learn about some of the bugs that live in the desert. After a short lesson indoors participants will hit the trail on a short hike in search of some of those bugs.

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Actions (and lack thereof) have consequences Two weeks ago in an article about the irrational exuberance we are seeing by some in the real estate industry as it relates to the current pace of home buying, I made mention to the possible U.S. Debt downgrade. Well, since that time, Standard and Poor’s did in fact issue a downgrade, which helped trigger one of the wildest weeks ever on Wall Street. I, for one, cannot believe S&P actually had the backbone to do what no other agency has ever done! Of course, the reason I am amazed they lowered our rating is not that I do not think it was justified, heck it should probably be even lower. No, I am surprised they did it in the face of receiving unimaginable pressure from the

Administration, the Treasury, and Wall Street to keep the status quo. While S&P (and the other rating agencies) screwed up royally with the subprime debacle, I commend S&P for trying to get this one right. Meanwhile, President Obama has been condemning the action stating S&P had no right to downgrade the good ole U.S.A. His major criticism stems from the idea that the U.S. has a printing press and therefore can never default on principal and interest payments. With logic like that why bother with a debt ceiling? Heck, why bother taxing anyone either. In fact, if we relied on this sort of thinking, all a rating

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For the last 30 years, it has not mattered who has been in the White House, nor who has controlled Congress… our so-called leaders / public servants have found countless ways to waste taxpayer money year after year. And now, in the face of the first time ever down grade of U.S. debt, a slowing economy and continued high unemployment, there is zero sign we’re going to get off this road to destruction anytime soon. The fact is the debt ceiling debate was a joke. There were no real cuts to anything and of course all the entitlements were completely untouched. Meanwhile, the politicians get to waste $2 trillion more taxpayer dollars before we get to watch the train wreck happen all over again in about 16 months when we once again reach the debt ceiling. A quick analogy of our economy might be to think of it as a massively obese patient who after years of eating poorly and little exercise, is now close to dying. Like the patient, the economy has had a number “heart attacks” over the years, but now we’re rapidly getting to the point where the drugs used in the past are not working anymore. The Quantitative Easing QE1 and 2 (money printing) and the easy monetary policy (low interest rates) from the Fed is like the drugs that doctors use to revive patients who have crashed. At first they work, bringing the patient back to life. But, after repeated use of the drugs and no real lifestyle changes by the patient, the drugs lose their potency. At that point, the patient cannot reverse course. Many economies around the world (U.S. included) are like a very sick patient who is close to dying….but instead of dying the patient is given morphine to ease the pain. Of course, this allows a false feeling that everything is going to be okay. This is how our economy has felt after being stimulated with trillions of taxpayer dollars… but like the patient, economies at some point cannot keep

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community events Continued from page 6 Saturday: At 2 p.m. Charlotte’s Web will be shown in the Nature Center. The family event designed for all ages will start with an interpretive program giving participants the chance to learn about the world of the javelinas and arachnids and get up close with some of the area’s desert creatures. Attendees are welcome to bring mats, pillow, blankets or sleeping bags. Concessions will be available for purchase; however attendees are welcome to bring their own food and beverages as long as they aren’t in glass containers.

Spur Cross Ranch offers variety of activities Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area hosts a variety of hikes each month. For a complete listing of hiking opportunities throughout August visit maricopa.gov/parks. Hats, plenty of water and proper hiking boots are recommended. Listed below are some of the upcoming events scheduled for August. Friday: At 7 a.m. a moderately wy. New River, AZ 85087 challenging hike will take @qwestoffice.net participants to see the rock art of Spur Cross. The petroglyphs found in Spur Cross were created hundreds of years ago by the Hohokam people. No dogs are allowed on the two hour hike which takes visitors to some of the more impressive sites in the park. Saturday: At 7:30 p.m. Ranger

Kevin will lead participants on a night walk to find scorpions. Along with learning facts about scorpions adventurers will sharpen their spotting skills during a one hour walk using blacklights. Wearing closed-toed shoes is stressed. Pets are not allowed. At the end of the hike a family-four pack to Wet and Wild Water Park will be raffled off. Cost for both programs is $3. For information call Park Ranger Kevin Smith at 480-488-6623 or email kevinsmith@mail. maricopa.gov. PERFORMANCES On The Towne features Snow White Classes in preparation for On The Towne Community Theatre’s performance of Snow White from 4 – 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning Aug. 23 at Canyon Springs School in Anthem. Following the traditional storyline, the fairy tale is brought to life with an eclectic score of toe-tapping tunes. This no cut, no audition, 36 hour program is designed for children ages 5 to 14. Cost is $200 per child with 25 percent sibling discounts available. The show will be performed Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at Cross of Christ Church in Anthem. Children will learn vocalization, dance, character

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Cave Creek restaurant offers Old West stories with meal STAFF REPORT

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“I really want this to be a community gathering to learn about Arizona’s past,” Flatt said. He added that he’d like to host the dinners on an ongoing basis – there’s no shortage of material thanks to all of Arizona’s fascinating characters. “If you love Cave Creek, Arizona but have wondered who and how the place was settled, you will enjoy what I have to tell you,” Bell said. “If you don’t like Cave Creek, you’ll enjoy it even more.” Each event will kick off with a cocktail hour at 5 p.m., followed by dinner served at 6 p.m. and Bell’s presentation at 7 p.m. Cost is $30 per person plus sales tax and 17 percent gratuity for a three-course meal with an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Beverages are extra. Call 480-488-8031 for reservations. For information go to cartwrightssonoranranchhouse.com.

community events Continued from page 11 development, stage presence, self and group discipline, and theatrical protocol. For information call 623-5943832, email onthetowne@cox.net or go to onthetownetheatre.org. Desert Foothills Theater auditions for Charlie Brown Desert Foothills Theater will conduct auditions from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Aug. 20 and Aug. 21 for the show You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Callbacks for the show will be from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Aug. 24. For information go to desertfoothillstheater.com. MEMORIAL Patriot Day Celebration honors Sept. 11 1st responders Patriot Day Celebration honoring 1st responders from 9-11 will take place from 2 – 9 p.m. Sept. 10 at Paseo Highlands Park. The Patriot Day Celebration commemorates civilians and first responders that sacrificed their lives for freedom on 9-11. In addition, the families of service personnel who stand by and support their dedication

also will be recognized. Entertainment will include performances by Joe Nichols and Tony Orlando. Paseo Highlands Park is located at 3435 West Pinnacle Peak Road in Phoenix. The event, which costs $9.11, supports Friends of Freedom, which provides educational scholarships to the dependents and spouses of active duty U.S. through ThanksUSA, 100 Club and Fighter Country Foundation. Among the dignitaries expected to be in attendance are Senator John McCain, Congressman Ben Quayle, Former Vice President Dan Quayle, Lt. General John Bradley Joint Chief of Staff, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and Vice Mayor Thelda Williams among others. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. New or gently used blankets for Afghan refugees will be accepted. For information on the event go to patriotdayaz.org or call 602-696-4646 or email amy@ sensationalevents.com.

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I had a feeling I’d like The Help. I’ve been meaning to read the book for a while now, but just didn’t get around to it in time. Luckily, I was assured by a few ladies who have read it that the movie was a great representation of Kathryn Stockett’s novel. And, whether or not it was, it is an excellent movie on its own merits, and I highly recommend it. Besides being a fantastic ensemble film full of great performances by one amazing woman after another, local girl Emma Stone shines and does our great state proud once more with an exceptionally welldelivered performance. It would be easy to devote an entire paragraph to each woman in The Help, quite honestly, but perhaps that is overkill. I will say this, though; I fell in love with every character that I was supposed to love, and hated uber-villain Hilly Holbrook, played to icy, evil perfection by Bryce Dallas Howard. The phrase “if looks could kill” came to mind scene after scene, and it will be hard for me to see her in a nice role ever again without shuddering. The rest of the cast is superb as well, with veterans Sissy Spacek and Cicily Tyson giving seasoned supporting

performances, while always awesome Allison Janney, feisty Octavia Spencer and heartbreakingly convincing Viola Davis round out the middle generation of women, on the cusp of major social change. Another stand-out would have to be Jessica Chastain, who plays fragile and ostracized Celia Foote, a woman just trying to survive the social constraints of the South, an uphill battle, for sure. The story follows several women on both sides of the Civil Rights Movement, as it plays out in Jackson, MI in the 1960s. With racial tensions heating to a boiling point, many white families with hired black maids rely on their “help” to raise their children, clean their houses, and cook their meals. From racism comes stupidity and fear, and a movement to keep black people from using white toilets pushes Skeeter (Emma Stone) over the edge from silent observer to active

rebel when she decides to write a book from the point of view of the help, a risky and neverbefore-attempted undertaking. As the stories come out, the murders of several prominent members of the state and country lay the background for what must have been a terrifying time to live through for those on the right side of the fight. The movie runs just about 2 and ½ hours, but never feels long or slow. It’s got that Steel Magnolias, Southern-womensolidarity feel to it, but with a much deeper social message, it shouldn’t be chalked up as a chick flick. The trailers that I’ve seen painted a slightly more light-hearted picture than the one I watched, as the seriousness of the Civil Rights Movement permeates every frame. Stories like these need to be told, again and again, if for no other reason than to ensure that every generation to come learns from the mistakes of its fathers; or, in this case, its mothers.

Real estate for real people Continued from page 10 taking such stimulation without a price. After a while, the revival drugs just won’t work anymore and the patient is dead. Early on, had the patient made major diet and lifestyle changes that resulted in weight reduction and a healthier body then he/ she could look forward to a long life. Instead, the patient (like our government) took the easy way out and continued to over eat, etc. As a result, no amount of medication can reverse the effects of a lifetime of undisciplined living. My fear is that after nearly a decade of constant medication and no fundamental changes, our economy is reaching a

breaking point that no additional amount of stimuli can help. Time will tell, but if we have any chance of a normal, healthy life, it is going to require a strict amount of fiscal discipline that I simply do not see Congress or the President having. I hope I’m wrong, but if past actions predict future results, then I am afraid we are headed for the ICU. And yes, I know the subject matter is depressing, and it is made even worse by the fact that this situation was avoidable had there been true leaders leading. Of course, you and I might not be able to reverse the negative effects that have been years in the making, but that does not

leave us powerless to get our own “financial house” in order. It is times like these that I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes, “The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift of life is yours; it is an amazing journey; and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. ” Now, if just everyone would follow that reasoning, we would all be better off. Robert Holt, CDPE/SFR of The [HOLT] Group, RE/MAX Sonoran Hills. For info visit TheHoltGroupAZ. com or call 623-748-9583 and tell us your thoughts.


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Computers can be salvaged rather than recycled SUBMITTED ARTICLE

Have you seen the bumper sticker that proclaims, “Throw it away? There is no away!” It’s true. It all has to go somewhere. According to the most recent numbers from the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States produces more than 2.5 million tons of “electronic waste” per year. The EPA reports that more than 82 percent of this electronic waste goes into landfills, because the cost of recycling is too high in most cases. The sad part is most computers being thrown away aren’t even broken. They are perhaps slow and in need of a tune-up. Or, at the very worst, they may need a single, inexpensive part replaced to make them work productively again. Typically, a “broken” computer is only suffering from

a software problem, such as a virus or spyware infection, registry corruption, or damaged operating system. But, instead of calling a local computer repair business and getting an estimate, many computer owners will replace it with a new one. Not only are these people wasting their money, but they are putting an even greater burden on the environment. Calling a computer repair shop is the more sensible option. Once you explain the problem your computer is having along with telling them the year that your computer was purchased. they should be able to estimate a cost, and tell you if your computer is actually worth the cost of computer repair. Mark Gogan is an independent computer consultant in Cave Creek and can be reached at 480-720-0233 or visit affordable-help.com.

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Foothills Food Bank thanks shoppers On behalf of the Foothills Food Bank, I would like to thank shoppers at the Anthem Safeway during the “Help Us End Hunger” food drive ending on July 24. Our volunteers and clients are so blessed to have generous friends and neighbors, and we wish to tell them

how grateful we are for their support. With their donations, we received 2,064 pounds of food. This amount is enough to provide a 3-day emergency supply of food to 68 Food Bank clients. Since summertime is the hardest time of year for the Food Bank, we so appreciate

this much needed assistance. Times are tough but with the help of caring people in our communities, we will be able to continue to support our clients. Thank you so much, Pam DiPietro, Exec. Director Foothills Food Bank and Service Center

Republicans make their case for Presidency in Iowa Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the acknowledged — if not electrifying — Republican 2012 front-runner, wasn’t chowing down during his brief visit to the Iowa State Fair. Showing how he has maintained his 30inch waist well into middle age, Romney passed on Shields the local favorites, which include — and I kid you not — deep-fried Milky Ways on a stick, chocolatecovered cheesecake on a stick and even fried butter on a stick. If you’re interested, you reportedly can make your own fried butter on a stick at home by dipping an eighth of a pound of butter into a thick batter loaded with cinnamon and honey. With the coating thoroughly applied, three minutes in the deep fryer and you have a taste treat that, I have been assured, surpasses the sweetest sweet roll ever. This place has a menu that: a) could give healthy-eating First Lady Michelle Obama nightmares, and b) has been called by Iowans a heart attack on a stick. Perhaps Romney held off on the deep-fried delights because he wanted to be in fighting trim for the GOP candidates’ debate at Iowa State University in Ames later that evening. There, an imaginative question was posed by Washington

Examiner columnist Byron York, who asked which of the eight presidential candidates on the stage would accept a deficitcutting deal that consisted of a 10-to-one ratio of spending cuts to tax increases. Recognized budget-cutting hawks have agreed that $3 in cuts for every $1 in revenue increases would work as a political and fiscal compromise. So severe is the anti-tax fever in the Republican body politic that every one of the Ames Eight took the public pledge, much to the glee of tax abolitionist Grover Norquist, not even to close the most indefensible of tax loopholes in order to raise a dime of revenues and guarantee a dollar of spending cuts. One debate featured Newt Gingrich scolding Fox News host Chris Wallace for daring to ask the former speaker about his campaign, which is seriously in debt and is losing leadership to resignations left and right. Following that, former Utah governor Jon Huntsman defended his time as U.S. ambassador to China under President Obama (“Let me say I’m proud of my service to this country. If you love your country, you serve her”), and former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty proclaimed that current Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachman’s “record of results in Congress is nonexistent.” (Her rebuttal: “I sponsored the lightbulb freedom-of-choice bill.”) Next thing we knew, the

pressroom was invaded by the campaigns’ spin-doctors, each of whom explained why his gal or guy so clearly won. Ed Goeas, Bachman’s veteran pollster, offered this insight: “She knows who she is and what she believes and why she believes it.” Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney’s manager, appeared to mean it when he said he felt good about his candidate’s closing with the line, “This country is in economic crisis. We have unfortunately as leader a man who is out of his depth.” Matt Whittaker, Pawlenty’s Iowa chair and a former U.S. attorney, thought that his candidate “drew a strong contrast with Michele Bachman,” which “gave us some momentum for Saturday” and the Iowa GOP’s straw poll. John Weaver, Huntsman’s strategist, asked, “Who (of the eight candidates) could defeat Obama? Who’s the most presidential?” These guys just seek to make the job of a reporter a little easier. This is August in Iowa, where the people are genuinely warm and welcoming and where the State Fair is a distinctly American event. And this is how we Iowans and Americans go about picking our presidents. To find out more about Mark Shields and read his past columns, visit the Creators Syndicate web page at www.creators.com.

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Can It Get Any More Dysfunctional?  Interesting isn’t it? Unlike us mortal individuals whose credit limits decrease when we are late or errant on our credit card payments, the government may simply raise their limits in response to defaulting on their own loan. When we mere mortals live beyond our means and the means to pay our debt back, we face collection agencies, bank foreclosures, liens on our salary and so on. In 2001 and 2003 during the Bush administration, tax cuts were made. Keep in mind that this was at a time when we were already in one war and about to start a second war. Does it make sense to cut government revenue when expenses are clearly about to increase? In 2000 the national debt was 6 trillion dollars. By the end of the Bush years and two years into the wars and the economic toilet bowl that Obama inherited, the debt rose to 13 trillion. If those tax cuts hadn’t been made, the initial 6 trillion would have been balanced. In other words, our debt wouldn’t have risen if our revenue wasn’t decreased. As recently as last December our representatives voted to renew the tax cuts even in light of our exploding debt. Instead of increasing revenue by raising taxes back to previous levels on those who can painlessly afford it we choose to trim a trillion dollars from our debt by cutting jobs and unemploying even more Americans during the highest unemployment rate this country has seen since the Great Depression. More unemployment results in more foreclosures and the need for more unemployment checks going out to those whose jobs we just cut. Are the drivers of this bus qualified to drive safely? Should we continue to trust them to take us where we want to go? Government cuts in jobs and spending result in decreased tax revenues because less people are earning money. This bus has

been wrecked and an appraiser would judge it “totaled”; take it to the scrap yard and build a new better bus, one preferably stupidproof so anyone can drive it. The really bad news? Nothing is going to change. The rich are going to remain financially secure (a while longer) while the rest of us common folk will struggle more. This trend is not new. If our leaders need a little help and guidance I have a few suggestions we could start with that wouldn’t inflict any more damage on our already trashed educational system, social services and entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security, all of which we pay taxes into. First and foremost I would advise that politicians reduce their salaries and their ridiculously generous lifetime pensions and health programs.  Secondly, I would suggest that we stop worrying about setting up unsolicited democracies in oil rich countries and invest the cost of war into domestic research creating alternative, clean, renewable energy sources. The Oil Age like the Ice Age is ended.  Thirdly, I would raise the taxes on the obscenely rich. There is no justifiable reason not to. Underneath our guise of free market economy, we are beginning to resemble feudal Europe more and more. A few kingdoms and their royal families running the show and then the rest of us working our butts off. Republicans… Democrats… Tea Party… hmmm?   I remember reading once about an authentic tea party that happened back around 1776; yep-The Boston Tea Party and the beginning of an American Revolution whose founding cry was “No taxation without representation!” Do you feel represented lately? I don’t! Harvey Rabichow, Anthem http://otterssong.blogspot.com 

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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 AFFORDABLE-PROFESSIONAL LIVING TRUSTS (FREE Brochure) WILLS, Powers of Atty., Deeds, LLC’s; -AZ Certified 623-271-0626 or www.LEGALZAM.com ATTN: TOM SEEMEYER. The items you stored in my garage at 3405 W New River Rd., New River, AZ will be sold or trashed after August 15th, 2011 if not redeemed by you prior to that date. William Ingram

Child Care Babysitting - Mother of 2 grown children w/ lots of experience. Flexible availability + good w/ kids! Late evenings & overnights are available. 602-740-3435 Financial Services

Hair Stations Available. Rental Only. Contact Brandy at Magnolias. 623-465-2999

Woodbridge Private School. Preschool & Kindergarten NOW ENROLLING! 623-428-1605 www. woodbridgeprivate.com

Get the Internet Advantage. Read the classifieds at ServicePantry.com Adoptions ADOPT - Devoted loving couple would be honored to raise your newborn with warmth, security, educational opportunities & endless love. Expenses paid. Please call Mary Anne & Jack @ 877-297-4304. Adult Care SENIOR CAREGIVER: Personal quality care for the elderly needing assistance. Wide range of services from personal care & meal prep to doctor appts & personal outings. Many years of experience including Alzheimer & dementia care. Mary 602-214-6104 ATV/Cycle/Etc must sell.2002 hd fatboy $10,000 obo 2005 honda atv 450r with lonestar susp $4,000 obo 602-722-5778 2003 Yamaha 100 V-twin Custom. 15K miles. Customized – many extras. Must see. $7900 obo. 602-750-5047 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 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Big Block SS, red with white stripes, Price $5700 use e-mail for pictures hllyloob7@msn.com / 480-409-4085 1995 Isuzu NPR 18ft Box Truck. Aprox 20,000 miles, new motor, $8000 firm. Call Bill 602-997-9568 1964 to 1972 classic sports car, muscle car wanted by private party running or not. 480-518-4023

Drivers-Teams: $6,000 Team SignOn Bonus when you team drive for Werner Enterprises! Call Now for details! 888-567-3101 Want to Help Abandoned Cats? Need volunteers to feed neighborhood cats in North Phoenix locations. Call Priscilla 623-551-2324

Looking for ladies who would like to play cards and/or mahjong. 623-465-9317

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Experienced Caregiver Desert Hills area for Senior Group Home. Call or Fax Resume to 623-465-7203

Help Wanted Custom Home and Remodeling company looking for self motivated individual. Must have vast experience with 2020 software and the remodeling industry. Fax resume to 623-321-9444. Custom Home and Remodeling Company looking for excellent tradesmen, all trades. Fax resume to 623-321-9444 Seeking Asst for education based business in the Tatum Ranch area. The Asst will work 10+ hrs/wk (M & R 2:30pm-6:30pm) helping children reach their academic potential. Responsibilities include homework assistance & office adm. $10/ hr - $12/hr. tdalewilliams@yahoo.com Immediate openings for phone operators. Heavy phone volume. Accounts Receivable position also available. Positions are full time. Will train. No nights or weekends. 7th St/Carefree Hwy. Please email your resume to customerservice@ eatonvetlabs.com or fax to 602-992-0174 Gavilan Peak Sports Bar & Grill is looking for experienced cook. PT or Full time. 623465-1020. 46639 N Black Canyon Hwy. Looking for trustworthy individual who can pick up my kids from school / drop off at house. Please call Mike @ 480-370-6130 to inquire Drivers - Teams: $6,000 Team SignOn Bonus when you team drive for Werner Enterprises! Call Now for details! 1-888-567-3101 Store install/ set up assistant retail store. Travel 4-6 wks, $9/hr plus expenses. Own transportation needed. 888-678-8966 X1189

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. 1944 Farmall Tractor. Call Bill 602-997-9568

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***NEW BED SHEET SETS*** 1500 COUNT*** $39 (602-558-7777) $39 Antique Waterfall vanity circa 1930’s.all original except mirror strap in the back. $500. call 480-326-8825 Downsizing other furniture as well

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Send Resume to: bob@carefreehomecare.com HOME FURNISHINGS Living room couch & matching chair, navy blue, tan, barn red. Chair $50. Couch $100. Obo. Excellent Condition 623-465-2538 Instruction SAT / ACT / PSAT Private Tutoring. $795, includes 10 hours around your schedule, book, official practice exam, score report and all materials. Learn strategies for each question type. 602-291-3238 or register today at virtualtestprep.net Woodbridge Private School. Preschool & Kindergarten NOW ENROLLING! 623-428-1605 www. woodbridgeprivate.com Livestock & Supplies Saddle & Tack Repairs. Western & English plus Racing saddle too. 30 years exp. BuySell-Trade. 23yrs same location. Circle Mtn Rd & 18th St. 623-465-7286 LUV SHACK RANCH 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 602-400-0826. VOLUNTEER-SPONSOR-ADOPT! Dreamchaser Horse Rescue offers a

Used galvanized pipe greenhouse rafters. $35 each. Desertscape Nursery 623-492-0799 Misc Wanted Wanted: Old steel shed and scrap metal. Will pick up. Call cell 1-847-738-1194 Free Clean fill dirt wanted, near New River & Circle Mtn Roads. Some rocks OK 847-738-1194 Wanted: Old guns, western antiques. 623-742-0369/602-214-5692 Big Screen TVs, as is, 41”-100” HD TV’s, Statewide pick up. Quick response. Bob 602-271-4461 Services Offered AFFORDABLE-PROFESSIONAL LIVING TRUSTS (FREE Brochure) WILLS, Powers of Atty., Deeds, LLC’s; -AZ Certified - 623-271-0626 or www.LEGALZAM.com Professional Chef For Hire! Take the worry out of your next Party or Gathering. Any event can be catered and professionally done with class and elegance. accommodating an evening of 2 to numbers of 800 (plus). Always Free estimates and planning 602-377-8925 SAT / ACT / PSAT Private Tutoring. $795, includes 10 hours around your schedule, book, official practice exam, score report and all materials. Learn strategies for each question type. 602-291-3238 or register today at virtualtestprep.net

Published author available for enhancing documents with improved structure, grammar, syntax and wordsmithing. Please email for specifics at: ggiroux3@cox.net CrystalClean01- Homes & BusinessFree estimates Call Jenilee 623-764-7743 Steel Buildings Discounted Factory Inventory. 24x36, 38x50, 48x96, 60x150, Misc. Sizes, Limited Availability, www.sunwardsteel.com Source:1LB 928-257-4875 ANTHEM LEGAL SERVICES: Divorce, Wills & Trusts, Bankruptcy, Contracts, Forms, legal document preparation  (Executive Office I17 / Carefree) www.anthemlegal.com 623-551-0136 I will clean your home. 14yrs local experience. $12 hour your supplies. Good References. 623-434-8125 Home Decor and Furnishings for ANY budget! Michelle 623-670-3544 www.allaboutthedeal.org Pets & Supplies Rattlesnake proof your dog now. Snake proofing for all breeds of dogs. New River location. 480-215-1776 www.vipervoidance.com Peacock Pairs. 2 yrs old. $150. Male only $100. Female only $75. Call Bill 602-997-9568 PUPPIES: Rescued from the desert, large lab mix. 10 Weeks. Melissa, Cave Creek 480-220-8987 REMEMBER TO ADOPT! Maricopa County Animal Care and Control 602- 506PETS. www.pets.maricopa.gov Sheltie & Collie rescue have beautiful dogs for adoption. 480-488-5711 SundustSDA@aol.com

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Real estate Commercial Property For Rent: 1100sqft Building, C-2, Office, Retail, Plant Nursery. Between Anthem and New River exits, east side frontage road. For info call Shannon at 602-629-1000 Rentals $600. 2 rooms for the price of one in Beautiful Cave Creek/Carefree home. Big house, gated area, Dove Valley Ranch. 2 rooms joined by private bath. Bedroom furnished. Garage, cable & Wi-Fi. Private entrance. Access to house, kitchen & pool w/ beautiful backyard. No smoking, no pets. Utilities included. References required. 480-488-3215

Space for Your RV or Park Model. Very Nice Park! $270.00 Monthly. Photos: GreenNLush.com. 623-374-9123 Black Canyon City Beautiful refurbished Apt’s 2-Bdrm 650.00, Must See! Call 928-830-5942 Cave Creek: Upper studio/ $600.00.Close to shops. Water&Electric included. W/D availability. 602-509-2017 HOUSE 2/1 FENCED, BLACK CANYON $775+dep pet ok 623-374-5040 leave message

If you love the real Arizona lifestyle: One bedroom apartment for rent in Cave Creek: Beautiful Views,Quiet Neighborhood,Nice neighbors, no frills. about 750 sq. ft. Newly renovated. $700 mo. lease. references: 602-405-7508 or 602-448-1054 Airstream Trailer, West Cave Creek. Suitable for one person, covered porch, fenced, private, secure, $400 mo. includes utilities. 480-326-2480

Tired of Searching for just the right rental? Call Jo at Coldwell Banker Daisy Mtn Re for one on one service at no cost to you.480-326-8825 Real Estate IDAHO WATER FRONT PROPERTY WILL TRADE FOR HOUSE IN ATHEM! 172’ w/f, Utilitys, 1acre, Photos Troy 509-999-5655 globalsvc@ hotmail.com Land For Sale New Rvr 1-2 acres, mtn views, great local. TRADE??. Lower acre $60k or Upper acre $115k. U get a place to build dream hse horses ok. I want land for

cabin Prescott, Camp Verde, Payson- or RV or Polaris Razor UTV or?? Owner/ agent 480-540-3466 One Acre, mtn views, near state land. Quiet, convient local. Rent land for horses? $60k owner/agent 480-540-3466 PRESCOTT AREA - Rare opportunity foreclosure. 101 acres - $89,900. Great opportunity at Ruger Ranch located near Kirkland. On maintained road. Build now or buy & hold. 1st come basis. Special lender financing. Call AZLR 1-888-690-8271. ADWR available.


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