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Remembering 9/11 North Valley events set for anniversary MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

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ProMusica will perform Mozart’s Requiem at Community Church of Joy in Peoria, a free one-hour concert, and part of a series of concerts that will take place across the country at 3 p.m. in memory of the those that lost their life on Sept. 11, 2001. A second performance of the concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Valley Presbyterian Church in Paradise Valley. Donations will be accepted at both concerts.

For most Arizonans Sept. 11, 2001 was a day spent in front of the television watching events unfold on the news. For Anthem resident Marilyn Witt the 10-year anniversary of the attacks brings back more vivid memories. Witt, then an Amtrak employee, was working in Washington D.C. when one of the planes hit the Pentagon. “Our offices were near Union Station and I remember hearing this enormous buzz and then this horrendous thud that vibrated through DC,” she said. “I remember crossing the 14th St.

bridge and being able to see the Pentagon burning with a plane sticking out of the side of it and wondering if people were in their offices when it hit. In a way it felt like a dream because you couldn’t believe what you were seeing.” Originally from New York Witt said the events of that day still stick with her to this day. “One of my coworkers found out the next day that his father and step mother were on the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania,” she said. “To see the results of what happened, it really leaves a mark on you, especially when

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New River couple awaits fate on their home MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

Since moving to New River in 1991 Andi Sinohui has always told people that she and her husband Larry Wikarski lived in heaven. That was until the middle of last year when the couple felt as though they were demoted to Purgatory. Throughout the last two decades, the New River couple has enjoyed hosting parties at their home, sitting around camp fires and playing their guitars while watching the stars. “I drive into the Valley for work, but when I get home I’m very comfortable being at home,” Andi said. “Look around you, why would I want to go anywhere?” While the couple may have enjoyed a limbo contest or two on the 1.5 acre property that lies

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on the side of a hill off Wander Lane they’ve quickly grown frustrated at being left in limbo by Maricopa County. “I thought I’d live here my whole life,” Andi said. “You hear the news that you’re not going to have that opportunity and it’s hard, but you have to accept it. We’d just like to know, if we’re going to have to move, when will that be.” After initially reading about the county’s plans to reroute New River Road in the May 5, 2010 issues of The Foothills Focus, Larry began making phone calls. “They claimed this information shouldn’t have been new to us and that they’d sent us information about it in the past,” he said. “I found out they were sending it to an old rural route number that hadn’t been used since 1995 or 1996. Funny

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how they always knew where to send our property tax bills.” At a December, 2010 meeting at New River Elementary approximately 200 residents came out to listen to Maricopa County Department of Transportation’s overview of a plan they explained was necessary for motorists’ safety. While one proposal was simply a slight widening of the road to lesson the sharpness of the S-Curve West of Fig Springs Road and 15th Ave. other proposals have the road being completely rerouted, a scenario in which the couple would be amongst five families that would lose their property to the county via eminent domain Wikarski and Sinohui, who live off Wander Lane, say

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Scottsdale artists donates sculpture to Carefree Fire Station STAFF REPORT

The Rural-Metro Fire Station in Carefree was the recent recipient of Courage and Faith, a bronze sculpture commemorating the ten year anniversary of the tragic events that took place on September 11, 2001. The statue, depicting a fire fighter carrying an angel, was created and donated by artist Ron Head who was so moved while watching events unfold on his television that day, he immediately began creating the piece and finished it within three days after seeing the Twin Towers fall. The art will be permanently installed and publicly displayed at the Carefree Fire Station,

37401 N. Tom Darlington Road, in Carefree. A commemorative plaque will accompany the sculpture that pays homage to the “brotherhood” of fire fighters, said Carefree Councilman Glenn Miller, a former fire fighter from Chicago. Rural-Metro Fire Chief John Kraetz accepted the donation on behalf of the Town, along with Miller and Carefree Mayor David Schwan. The 32” sculpture will be installed with a pedestal and lighting near the door, in order to be seen by all who enter and exit the facility. According to Head, the sculpture evolved quickly. “While watching the fire fighters go up the World Trade Center stairs, I felt immediately compelled to create a piece to

honor their courage. At that time, I thought I would create the fire fighter carrying a victim to safety. Within hours, I realized that it was an angel that the fire fighter should be carrying, as a reminder that God’s guardian angels go with them every day, as they leave the station on every call.” Head, who resides in Phoenix, is also a painter and muralist. His most recent work, The Healing Touch, is a sculpture that was inspired by his sister who is a registered nurse. He was encouraged to donate Courage and Faith by his friend and fellow artist, Carefree resident Karen Smith-Lovejoy, who initiated and helped to coordinate the donation.

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Musical Theatre of Anthem debuts 4th season STAFF REPORT

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) opens its fourth season with the musical production of “13, The Musical”, a grown-up

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they’ve never had an issue driving the road in the last 20 years and aren’t sure why anything needs to be done to the road. Like many at the meeting in December, they said excessive speed and drunk driving are the two biggest culprits for any issues motorists have in navigating the road. All that being said the couple said they feel they’re not asking for much. “We knew from the time we bought here that in time in the name of progress our quality of life would probably be negatively affected by development, but we just want to be treated fairly,” Larry said. “This has gone on too long.” The couple’s issue stems from the fact that the County has been, in their opinion extremely, slow to give them any information and are indecisive about any timeline for when they’ll purchase the home. After getting a strong indication that they would be bought out by the County and lose their home the couple started packing up some of their things. “You live somewhere for 20 years, you’re going to accumulate some stuff,” Andi said. “We didn’t want to be rushed.” That hasn’t been an issue. Since then the County was back to the property in April of this year, to conduct an appraisal, but no significant information has been offered to the couple until late last month. “We’ve been told they’re going to spend at least another year evaluating the road conditions and possibly look at other options,” Larry said. A small victory perhaps, but still not exactly the long-term stability the couple seeks. “Even if you ran into a buyer that didn’t have a real estate agent it wouldn’t be ethical to sell,” Larry said. “Without IRS & AZDOR CONFLICTS TAX PLANNING & PREPARATION:

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Desert Foothills Theater (DFT) upcoming season includes a lot of laughter, drama, music, dancing, imagination, and a new form of theater that tells the epic story of the founding of Arizona through first person narratives. A program of the Foothills Community Foundation, DFT is preparing for its 37th season looking forward to entertaining audiences with two DFT Gecko Teatro youth productions; four Main Stage shows, including a unique community storytelling show that is both an official Arizona Centennial sanctioned event and legacy project. Meribeth Reeves, DFT managing director, said the theater’s new show schedule is already generating community interest, thanks in part to DFT’s roster of award-winning directors, writers, and producers. DFT’s season kicks off with a DFT Gecko Teatro youth theater production, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, set for Oct. 28 through Nov. 6 in the Black Box Theater of Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th Street, in North Scottsdale. The All-American classic is a day in the life of that famous Charles M. Schulz comic strip Peanuts character, Charlie Brown. Tickets range from $12 to $15 for children under 18, and from $16 to $20 for adults. DFT’s first Main Stage Show of the season, The Music Man, runs Nov. 10 through Nov. 20 at Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center’s Black Box Theater, 33606 N. 60th Street, in North Scottsdale. The Music Man is a Tony awardwinning musical that became a hit on Broadway in 1957 and later was adapted for film and television. Tickets range from $15 to $20 for children under 18, and from $22 to $30 for adults. In The Devil’s Frying Pan, DFT’s official sanctioned Centennial event and legacy project, takes place Jan. 12 through Jan. 29 in the Black Box Theater of Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th Street, in North Scottsdale. Tickets range from $15 to $20 for children under 18, and from $22 to $30 for adults. The first public reading for In the Devil’s Frying Pan is set for 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the

FCF Holland Community Center, 34250 N. 60th Street, in Scottsdale. The public is welcome to attend this reading and provide feedback for the development of this original play. Lori Vander Maten, the project’s writer, said experience is not necessary. The play, which is taken entirely from first-person accounts of life in the Territory prior to 1912, seeks to tell the epic story of Arizona from a uniquely personal perspective. DFT hopes to cast 100 men, women and children of all ethnicities for this unique storytelling production, one for each year of Arizona’s statehood. “Because we want this to truly be a community event, we are encouraging families to come do the show together. As a Centennial legacy project, this show will become part of the history of Arizona, and it’s a great way for families to honor the Centennial and celebrate Arizona together.” DFT continues to entertain its audiences in 2012 with The Wallace and Ladmo Show, which runs March 15 through March 25 at Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center’s Black Box Theater, 33606 N. 60th Street, in North Scottsdale. Tickets range from $15 to $20 for children under 18, and from $22 to $30 for adults. The comical play tells the story of 1964 mock-rock band Hub Kapp (Pat McMahon) and The Wheels, who premiered on The Wallace & Ladmo Show -- an iconic children’s television show that ran in Arizona for 35 years. Picnic premiered on Broadway in 1953 and was Paul Newman’s first Broadway debut. DFT’s production of Picnic runs April 12 through April 22 at Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center’s Black Box Theater, 33606 N.

60th Street, in North Scottsdale. Tickets range from $15 to $20 for children under 18, and from $22 to $30 for adults. Directed by Diedre Kaye, Picnic is a drama that takes place in 1953 over Labor Day weekend in a small Kansas town. The plot centers around two neighbors: Flo Owens, a widow, lives in one home with her two maturing daughters, Madge and Millie, and their boarder, a spinster school teacher. Helen Potts and her elderly and invalid mother reside next door. Into this all-female setting comes a young man named Hal Carter, whose animal vitality seriously upsets the entire group and uncovers a world of longing and lust hidden beneath the perfect facade. DFT’s season finishes with Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, Jr., a DFT Gecko Teatro youth production that runs May 18 through May 27 on the Main Stage of Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th Street, in North Scottsdale. Tickets range from $12 to $15 for children under 18, and from $16 to $20 for adults. DFT season subscriptions are available and offer a savings of up to 20 percent. Subscriptions include lost ticket replacement, ticket exchange privileges, additional single ticket purchase discounts and priority seating. Donors receive single ticket discounts, priority ticket sales to DFT special events, and more. DFT is also offering a new Family Package option that includes a subscription for youth and adults to the season’s familyfriendly shows. To purchase a subscription or order tickets, visit www. desertfoothillstheater.com or call 480-488-1981.

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An area just north of town that once had an active volcano in its midst will be the subject of a symposium from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Phoenix as a host of archaeologists gather to talk about part of the Agua Fria Natural Monument. As Arizona approaches its centennial celebration a group of more than 15 presenters will discuss the history of Perry Mesa, an area within the Agua Fria National Monument, which is located 24 miles north of New River, east of I-17 at Badger Springs Exit (No. 256). “When the monument was established in 2000 there were 440 known archaeological sites on the monument, and many more than that have been found since then,” Mike Hoogendyk, the Symposium’s Chair said. Registration for the event, which is being presented by The Friends of Agua Fria National Monument (FAFNM), begins in the morning at 8 a.m. with the presentations starting at 9 a.m. Hoogendyk explains that the event is designed to highlight what is known, what is being studied and what is yet to be learned about several thousand years of prehistoric habitation on Perry Mesa and its immediate surroundings including everything from archaic hunter gatherers from thousands of years ago, to migrating tribes which may have ended up as part of the Hopi culture, to the Yavapai and

Apache tribes up through the early days of the Wild West. The area was once home to an active volcano, what now is called Joe’s Hill, which is located east of the Sunset Point rest stop. “From the volcano you end up with rich soil,” he said. “If you were there during a time where there was a good amount of rain it would have been a good place to call home.” One of the topics during the symposium will be the discovery of what some are identifying as racetrack in the Perry Mesa area. Unlike modern circular racetracks used for auto races or track and field events the prehistoric racetracks in the area are straight lanes about the size for two people to run side by side, varying in length from 80 to 300 meters long and may have been constructed between 1200 and 1350 AD. Presenters will discuss whether the tracks were used by predecessors of today’s Pueblo Indians for footraces, whether they were ceremonial in nature, or whether they were strictly part of social events between prehistoric cultural groups of different backgrounds. Experts believe Perry Mesa’s prehistoric habitation reached a population high point sometime between 1250 and 1450 AD, and is looked at by some as an extension of what is called the Verde Confederacy, a group of prehistoric communities around the Verde Valley “organized for warfare” – or maybe for protection from incursions of

the Hohokom from the Salt River Valley. Others look at the people of that period as being agriculturally oriented and relatively peaceful over a period of several hundred years. Among the archaeologists attending will be a contingent from Arizona State University that will discuss the farming that took place in the area throughout history. “We’ve got experts that will be able to discuss the highlights of more than 80 years of research,” Hoogendyk said. “I’d say anybody with an interest in prehistoric cultures, curious about pottery shards, arrowhead or Indian ruins would want to attend. The last part of the program will be a 90 minute panel discussion by experts who will discuss the presentations and offer their insight about the findings. Friends of the Agua Fria National Monument pay $75 to attend the event while the cost is $100 to non-members. Continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and handouts are included in the cost. Questions about FAFNM may be emailed to  info@aguafriafriends.org. Information about the Symposium, including the program, schedule, registration information and hotel accommodations can be found by going to the FAFNM web site at aguafriafriends.org, and clicking on the links to the Perry Mesa Symposium. The Embassy Suites Hotel is located at I-17 and Greenway Road in Phoenix.

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Perry Mesa, located 24 miles North of New River in the Agua Fria National Monument, will be the topic of a symposium from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Embassy Suites Hotel located just east of I-17 and Greenway Road.


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Bonifasi to stem the tide. Instead of relying on his arm Bonifasi would be the star for the Jaguars offense thanks not only his feet, but also his hands. On a night where he would rush for 165 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries, the Jaguars quarterback showed off his versatility with a host of tough physical runs, including a three-yard touchdown run, in which he fought off a couple of tacklers before diving across the goal line, but also some speed to run away from the defense on rushes of 46 and a 64-yard touchdown. “When we were watching film we felt that they didn’t do a great job accounting for the quarterback, so it was definitely

something we were looking to test,” Bonifasi said. “My line did a great job tonight blocking, both in the run game and in pass protection. I don’t remember getting sacked even once.” Unfortunately for the Jaguars both quarterbacks put up stellar numbers as Bruggman would finish the night with 223 yards on 16-of-27 passing and three touchdowns. “I really think fans tonight were watching two of the better quarterbacks in the state,” Friedman said. After getting within one, at 1413 three minutes into the second quarter, on a 29-yard touchdown

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Buddy Stubbs spent the better part of his childhood riding motorcycles and working at his parent’s dealership in Decatur, Illinois. Today, he is known for his major accolades and extensive motorcycle racing career, which include winning the Daytona 100 mile race in 1963. Stubbs settled in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1966 and soon after opened Buddy Stubbs Arizona Harley-Davidson on July 16, 1966. This year marks the 45th anniversary of Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson and with the many victories and major accomplishments made along the way, there is much to be proud of and a lot to celebrate. Housed throughout Buddy Stubbs Arizona Harley-

Davidson and Buddy Stubbs Anthem Harley-Davidson, are photographs and memorabilia that serve as examples of motorcycle times come and gone. However, it is Buddy’s 3,000 square foot museum located inside the Cave Creek Road location that has most customers smiling and reminiscing about year’s past. The museum remains heavily toured and is open to the public every Friday evening and on the last Saturday of each month. With more than 120 examples of transportation, from 30 plus brands, the museum touts some rare bikes that even the most ardent enthusiasts may not have seen. Bikes ranging from 1903 to 1991, from 7 different countries, are represented and all are in running condition.

There is also a large collection of racing images, memorabilia, clothing, bicycles and more on display. Stories told during the tour typically take patrons on a one hour trip back through time. Highlights include a 1926, Harley-Davidson Board Track Racer, a 1913 Indian TT 2-Speed (original; un-restored), a 1942 Harley-Davidson WWII Model XA, and much more. Located at 13850 N. Cave Creek Road, tours of the museum are available at 5 p.m. every Friday and at 12:30 p.m. the last Saturday of each month. The tours are free to the public. Buddy encourages those interested to bring their camera. For information regarding Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson or Buddy’s museum call 602-971-3400 or buddystubbshd.com.

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Arizona SmartPower will be there to provide information about solar energy and why residents are being encouraged to be a part of the Arizona Solar Challenge. Shred It will provide secure destruction of household sensitive materials including bank statements, check stubs, and credit card offers. Big Brothers and Big Sisters will assist residents with clothing donations and will provide donation receipts for tax purposes.

Representatives from Arizona SmartPower, a non-profit organization funded by Arizona Public Service (APS), will be on hand to answer questions about Anthem’s resolution to join the Arizona Solar Challenge and its goal to install solar electric or hot water systems on 5 percent of the community’s owner-occupied homes by the year 2015. For information or questions about this event, visit OnlineAtAnthem.com or contact the Anthem Community Council at 623-742-6050.


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Zuva Gallery features West African artists Zuva Gallery at el Pedregal introduces a new artist exhibit by West African artist/painter, Djibril N’Doye from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday and from noon – 5 p.m. on Sunday. The drawings portray a variety of scenes from daily life based from his native Lebou tribe of Senegal in West Africa. Djibril developed his own distinct technique using only ballpoint pen during half a dozen years of research and experimentation. After taking the ballpoint pen drawings to a very high level of professionalism, Djibril began drawing directly on wood using a wood burner on larger surfaces called The Djibril N’Doye exhibit is on display through Sept. 30. Zuva Gallery is located at 34505 N. Scottsdale Road Suite J7 in Scottsdale.

NATURE Ranger discusses state parks in New River The New River Desert Hills Community Association will host speaker Mary Alice Daenzer at their 7:30 p.m. Tuesday meeting at Crossroads Christian Fellowship in New River. Daenzer, an Arizona State Parks Ranger Specialist, will provide an update on the tenuous status of state parks. She will share how volunteers are stewards for precious natural resources. She works with a variety of community partners, supporting them in becoming partners in creative and innovative state park projects while increasing visitation to the parks. The free event takes place at the church located at 42425 N. New River Road in New River. For information, call 602432-2800, 602-525-0548 or go to www.nrdhca.org. Desert Foothills Archaeology group hosts historian The Desert Foothills Champter of the Arizona Archaelogical Society will host a free talk by historian Tom R. Kennedy on the history of the Zuni pueblo from the perspective of ancestral Hawikku at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the Community Building of The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church. The talk is entitled, “Hawikku:

Turning the Zuni World” and will address the historical, cultural and continuing impacts of the outside on the world of the Zuni people as seen through the ancestral village of Hawikku. The Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church is located at 6502 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. Desert Foothills Land Trust seeks volunteers The Desert Foothills Land Trust will be hosting a volunteer orientation session from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at their offices, located at 7518 E. Elbow Bend, Ste. B6 in Carefree. For information or to RSVP call Mary Warren at 480-488-6131 or email mwarren@dflt.org by Sept. 19. The group is also offering steward and docent training at noon every Thursday from Sept. 29 through Nov. 3. Space is limited and reservations are required. RSVP to Stacy Fischer at 480-488-6131 or sfischer@dflt. org by Sept. 26. Desert Awareness Committee offers class on desert edibles A Make and Take Workshop on desert edibles and medicines is being offered by the Desert Awareness Committee of the Foothills Community Foundation from 9 a.m. – noon on Oct. 27th at a private residence in Cave Creek.

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pass from wide receiver Marquis Bundy to Bonifasi on a reverse pass, the Broncos would rattle off two touchdowns to close the half to reopen a comfortable lead at 28-13. The Broncos would open the lead further early in the third quarter on a 59-yard fly pattern down the far sideline as Devon Allen got behind the Jaguars defense catching a Bruggman bomb in stride to make the score 35-13. Again on the verge of being put away the Jaguars responded, this time scoring in just two plays as Bonifasi hooked up on a 46post pattern down the middle of the field to junior Isaiah Huston and then handed off to junior Stephen Landeros who scored from 21 yards out. “We showed tonight, I think, that we can play with anybody in the state,” Bonifasi said. “We made some mental mistakes, that hurt us, especially early, but after that we were right there with them.” After forcing a punt the Jaguars offense went on the

attack once again, driving from their own 9 down to the Broncos 3- yardline. On first and goal Bonifasi took the snap and rushed right, fighting off a pair of tackles before lunging for the goal line to pull his team within striking distance. Unfortunately for the Jaguars, with a chance to get back within one score Van Leeuwen’s extra point was blocked, keeping it a two score deficit at 35-26 with 1:38 left in the third quarter. The Jaguars would get within five, at 38-33 on Bonifasi’s 64yard touchdown run, but the Broncos once again had the answer, going 55-yards in five plays as D’Amani Graver, who rushed for 139 yards on 18 carries, capped the drive with another score. “(Brophy Coach) Scooter (Molander) does a real good job mixing things up with their offense,” Friedman said. “We tried to do some different things, but they had the answers. We’re close. We showed we can play with this calibur of a team. We just need to find a way to get off

to a better start.” The Jaguars will look to return to the win column when they return home to face the Prescott Badgers (1-1) in a 7 p.m. game Friday. CACTUS SHADOWS

In other news involving North Valley teams the Cactus Shadows Falcons fell to 0-2 following a 49-31 loss to Pinnacle (2-0). Like the Jaguars, the Falcons dug themselves an early hole that they couldn’t recover from, falling behind 21-3 after the first quarter. Junior quarterback Bryce Kinsler had a busy evening throwing the ball 57 times on the night. While he threw for 461 on 30 completions and threw two touchdowns he also was intercepted three times. The Falcons defense struggled to slow the Pioneers offense as Pinnacle racked up 519 yards of total offense. Cactus Shadows returns home this Friday where they will face Bradshaw Mountain (1-1) in their home opener at 7 p.m.

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Cactus Shadows senior tight end Tommy Pritchard and Pinnacle’s Adam Sumner battle for the football on a pass from junior quarterback Bryce Kinsler. Pritchard would eventually come up with the reception for the Falcons. To view more photos from Friday’s Cactus Shadows game go to photosnowandforever.com.

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Cactus Shadows running back R.J. Anderson turns it up field in Friday night’s loss to Pinnacle. Anderson, who rushed for 38 yards on 10 carries, and his Falcons teammates take on Bradshaw Mountain (1-1) at 7 p.m. Friday in the home opener for Cactus Shadows (0-2).


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Continued from page 9 country in churches and auditoriums from the East Coast all the way to Hawaii. The Rolling Requiem will be performed at the Community Church of Joy (just north of 101 on 75th Ave) in Glendale at 3 p.m. For this performance, ProMusica Arizona members will be joined by singers from the Community Church of Joy, Scottsdale Community College, and several other churches. In all, more than 150 singers and musicians will deliver the performance. To assist with the occasion, the Daisy Mountain Honor Guard will appear in dress uniform to serve as ushers, and a single bagpipe will pipe in the Honor Guard as they present the colors before the performance begins. The Church of Joy seats up to 1400 people. In addition to the first performance in Glendale a second performance will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Valley Presbyterian Church in Paradise Valley (6947 E. McDonald Dr., .25 miles west of Scottsdale Road on McDonald). Reservations are not required for either concert and there is no admission charge, although donations may be requested. Information about ProMusica Arizona and the National Requiem of Remembrance is available at promusicaaz.org or by calling 623-465-4650.

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FUNDRAISER/BENEFIT Golf event assists canine group The 8th Annual Dog Days of Summer Golf Classic to benefit Canine Companions for Independence will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Troon North Golf Club at 10320 E. Dynamite Boulevard in Scottsdale. Canine Companions is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Teeing off with a shotgun start, the event will include a post-tournament luncheon and silent auction, helicopter golf ball drop, miracle putts, raffles, prizes and

Anthem youth collects cloths, toiletries for neglected kids Boy Scouts will be collecting clothing and toiletries including deodorant, soap shampoo, hair care products, shaving supplies, toothbrushes, toothpaste from Sept. 17 – Oct. 1 with the help of both CVS locations, Walgreens and the Dollar Store and More in Anthem. Collection boxes will be in the stores through Oct. 1 with scouts manning them from 9 a.m. – noon on Sept. 24. The collected products will be shipped to The Tumbleweed Center, a non-profit agency found in 1972 to provide emergency services and shelter for runaway youth.

Carefree Golf Club hosts tournament for Kiwanis Club The Desert Forest Golf Club will host the 38th annual Kiwanis Club of Carefree golf tournament on Monday. Tournament proceeds enable Kiwanis to support a variety of sponsored youth leadership programs, science fairs and scholarships in the community. Entry fee of $160 for a single or $600 per foursome includes golf, cart, breakfast, lunch, hole-inone prizes and a silent auction. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with tee off set for 8 a.m. For information call 480-488-8400.

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falling. I guess $4.5 trillion just doesn’t buy what it used to. Of course, if we are going to look back at past predictions we have to include our friend at the Federal Reserve, Mr. Bernanke, As America gets ready for who looked like a deer in President Obama to unveil his headlights last week when he latest vision on how to save announced that “The Federal the country (again), I think it Reserve will certainly do all that would be important to look it can to help restore high rates of growth and employment in a back at what he and others have context of price stability.” What told us in the not too distant this really means is that the Fed past. After all, it is these same will continue to devalue the leaders who have been telling dollar to support asset prices, us to hang in there and they will which will only help institutional “right the ship” or “drive us out investors as the economy of the ditch.” In fact, if I recall continues to falter. correctly, Obama enthusiastically If you remember, it was told the American people that just a year ago when the Fed his stimulus plan of ‘09 would Chief boldly proclaimed “We create more than 3.5 million jobs (at the Fed Reserve) have the and keep the unemployment rate tools necessary to prop up the below 8 percent. Well we have economy,” he went on to state since found out that all those so- that he felt very optimistic that called “Shovel Ready Jobs” are the economy will rebound in not really shovel ready. In fact, the next quarter (forth quarter when President Obama rolled of 2010). Clearly, those tools he out his version of the “New referenced are not propping up Deal” in 2009, there were 144 anything, but Wall St. I don’t million Americans employed. know about you, but when I Foothills Focus burger halfpg 7/12/11 3:31 PM Page 1 Today, there are 139 million and hear the oracle of the Fed tell

me how good it is going to be I get very nervous. After all, his track record for predicting future financial events is nothing short of pathetic. For example, in March 2007, Oracle Ben went before Congress to testify that the collapse in subprime mortgages was a nonevent. He said the crisis would be contained while insisting, “mortgages to prime borrowers and fixed-rate mortgages to all classes of borrowers would continue to perform well, with low rates of delinquency.” Then in May 2007, Ben told us that “given the fundamental factors in place that should support the demand for housing, we believe the effect of the troubles in the subprime sector on the broader housing market will likely be limited, and we do not expect significant spillovers from the subprime market to the rest of the economy or to the financial system.” How did those predictions turn out? Well, according to government figures, so far, nearly $5 trillion of the home equity has vanished. This has depleted

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GSE’s are adequately capitalized. They are in no danger of failing.” “They will make it through the storm.” Oops! In January 2008, this gem was uttered from the all-knowing wizard “[The U.S. economy] has a strong labor force, excellent productivity and technology, and a deep and liquid financial market that is in the process of repairing itself.” Probably my favorite Ben Bernanke quote is “Not all information is beneficial.” Clearly, this man lives by that mantra. Of course, Ben is not alone in his feeble attempt to predict the future. No, there are many other clueless politicians like Barney Frank, the guy in charge of watching over Freddie and Fannie. In March of 2008, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, stated that these entities “were fundamentally sound…” and that “they are not in any danger of going under.” Within two months of these statements the

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you’re that close to it.” Now an eight-year Anthem resident, Witt, a six-year member of ProMusica, is honored to participate in a tribute to the heroes from those tragic events. At 3 p.m. on Sunday ProMusica, the Anthem based will be part of a nationwide tribute performing Mozart’s Requiem at Community Church of Joy in Peoria (just north of 101 on 75th Ave.) in memory of both the victims and the fire and police personnel that were called upon on that fateful day. The Requiem of Remembrance starts at 3 p.m. in different time zones across America from the East Coast all the way to Hawaii. Witt, a member of the choir, will be among 150 people that will participate either as part of the choir or in the orchestra during an approximately hourlong performance. “I was real pleased when I heard ProMusica was going to be a part of this event,” she said. “I hope there is an enormous crowd. I think if we have a big response that will be a sign that people have not forgotten. I think

this should be a time we not only thank the people that were heroes on that day, remember the people we lost and also remind ourselves all that we have to be thankful for living in the United States. It’s a blessing what we have today, living in this country.” The free performance will take place in the 1,400 seat church with Daisy Mountain Fire Department’s Honor Guard presenting the colors before the performance as a single bagpipe will pipe in the Honor Guard. “The music will be unbelievable,” she said. “I think it’s going to be a very moving performance for not only the crowd, but for the performers as well. I think we, as singers, feel honored to perform.” A second performance will take place later that day at 7:30 p.m. at Valley Presbyterian Church in Paradise Valley, located at 6947 E. McDonald Drive). Donations will be accepted at both performances. Sean McGarry, new Executive Director for PMAZ, encourages anyone who cannot attend the afternoon performance to come

to the evening concert. “This is such a unique performance opportunity; we want everyone to be able to attend, which is why we scheduled the duplicate performance at Valley Presbyterian,” he said. “Everyone is welcome. We especially encourage people who are now or have been firefighters or first responders to attend—this is a tribute to you as well as those who gave so much on that day.” Prior to Sunday’s concerts the North Valley also will host the third annual Patriot Day Celebration. From 2 – 9 p.m. on Saturday Friends of Freedom will host the event at Paseo Highland Park at 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Road in Phoenix. Politicians including U.S. Senator John McCain, Congressman Ben Quayle, Lt. General John Bradley, retired Joint Chiefs of Staff, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, Councilman Claude Mattox and his band “Screamin’ Javelinas, and ViceMayor Thelda Williams will all be in attendance. Event day highlights include public safety demonstrations, a biker honor ride with

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sales will trend up in 2008.”? If you guessed NAR (National Association of Realtors) you are the winner – of course ifyou followed their recommendations you actually lost. What about the so-called experts on television? The loudest person on TV, Jim Cramer, told his audience on 3/11/2008 to buy Wachovia stock. Two weeks later the company went bankrupt and had to be taken over by Wells Fargo, which has its own serious issues. Jon Birger, (Fortune’s Investor Guide) strongly encouraged investors to buy Merrill Lynch in 2008. Shortly after this recommendation, the shares of the company dropped 77 percent and they were taken over by B of A. This acquisition has not been too good for the Beast. To me it is clear that nobody in Washington and very few on Wall Street have any real clue as to what is going on, nor do they know what to do to fix the problem besides throw more tax payer money at the problem. Those in D.C. want you to believe

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A skeptical America awaits change L a t e - just the end product the parties were good, that number has n i g h t eventually slapped together that plummeted from 51 percent in comedians soured people’s attitudes but April to just 41 percent today. McInturff notes that since use an “the manner in which this issue old trick was debated and resolved.” As 1952, on only four other to bond McInturff writes, public “views occasions — 1974 (Nixon w i t h about this process are clear, and resigned, home sales were down 40 percent, inflation rose to t o n i g h t ’s are overwhelmingly negative.” SHIELDS audience Granted, Americans have 13.9 percent); 1979 (62 hostages by poking fun at the alleged dim- never been uncritical fans of were taken in Iran, the oil crisis wittedness or surliness of last their country’s political system, created filling-station lines, the night’s audience. It’s a favorite but how about this for a dramatic prime rate was at 15.75 percent); motif of David Letterman, who drop in satisfaction? In 2009 and 1990 (GNP dropped after a once used the Federal Reserve’s again this year, The Washington record eight years of growth, pegging of the federal funds Post asked, “How satisfied are housing values took a nosedive the savings-and-loan rate at just above zero to quip, you with the way this country’s after “I haven’t seen interest this low political system is working — scandal, Iraq invaded Kuwait); since last night’s audience.” very satisfied, mostly satisfied, and 2008 (no reminders needed) But it’s a good bet that mostly dissatisfied, or very — has the consumer confidence number measured by the Letterman or Jay Leno or dissatisfied?” Jimmy Kimmel or Conan Two years ago, 38 percent Michigan Consumer Sentiment O’Brien has never faced a crowd reported they were satisfied, Index fallen below 65 percent. You don’t need as despairing and to be a historian distrustful as the …it is a rule of U.S. politics that to remember Thursday national audience, to which when things are good, it is the president that in each of the presidential President Barack who gets the credit, and when e l e c t i o n s Obama will speak things are bad, it is the president immediately on the U.S. job who takes the political hit. following those crisis; Americans, last four lowfamous for their years, indomitable self-confidence, are while 61 percent answered consumer-confidence “dissatisfied” (with 31 percent party control of the White now racked by self-doubt. House changed. Bill McInturff, the Republican reporting “very dissatisfied”). The most recent results: just Consumer confidence fell half of the respected Hart-andMcInturff polling duo — they 21 percent satisfied and 78 nearly 16 points from an already conduct the Wall Street Journal- percent dissatisfied (while 45 low number in July to 55.7 percent in August. To put this NBC News survey — offers an percent are very dissatisfied). While Republicans in in some historical context, over alarming, nonpartisan analysis consistently the last half-century, the average of today’s public mood. Based Congress on public polls and surveys and receive lower grades than the consumer index for re-elected focus groups he did for his own Democratic president, it is a rule incumbent presidents has been firm, Public Opinion Strategies, of U.S. politics that when things 95.9 percent, while the average McInturff concludes that the are good, it is the president who consumer confidence score of (mis)handling of the debt ceiling gets the credit, and when things defeated incumbents has been ranks with the Iranian hostage are bad, it is the president who 78.4 percent — which is itself a long climb from the current 55.7 crisis, Hurricane Katrina and takes the political hit. Coincidentally, Peter Hart percent. the Lehman Brothers collapse Facing a dispirited and and subsequent recessions as released a poll this week done constituency, a pivotal event “profoundly for CitiBank that contained pessimistic President Obama might take equally dismal news on and sharply reshaping views of the economy and federal consumers’ pessimism. Today, some comfort in the words of government.” He goes on: three years after the financial John F. Kennedy in the midst of “It has led to a scary erosion collapse, nearly three out of the Cuban Missile Crisis: “This in confidence in both, at a four Americans believe that the is the week I earn my salary.” To find out more about Mark time when this steep drop economy has not yet hit rock in confidence can be least bottom. Since last January, Shields and read his past columns, when 63 percent of people visit the Creators Syndicate web afforded.” On the debt ceiling, it was not believed that business conditions page at www.creators.com.

Parkside HOA needs less enforcement, more common sense On July 31 my realtor held an open house between noon and 4 p.m. Subsequently, I received a “Courtesy Notice” from the Anthem Parkside Board of Directors compliance manager, informing me that multiple for sale signs are prohibited according to HOA rules. I responded in writing stating that they were not for sale signs, but were directional open house signs. More importantly, I asked how prospective buyers were to find the open house if signs are prohibited other than in the front yard of the property. Their reply was simply to restate the HOA rule: “Open house signs must be hunter green with beige lettering on a black frame, and no more than two signs are allowed.” Consider: The purpose of open house signs is to provide direction to prospective buyers so they can locate the subject property. Visibility is important. Just as Wrong Way and No Parking signs are the customary red and white, so are open house; for sale signs and so forth. The signs are only in place for the usual four hour open house period. Requiring muted colors, presumably to blend into the landscape, for a mere four hours, flies in the face of all common sense and logic. Further, Anthem is a planned development; not haphazard growth from urban sprawl. As such, care was taken to ensure streets did not interfere with the wash areas, and are short, so as to mitigate thru traffic in the various neighborhoods. Limiting directional signs to only two, leaves the hapless prospective buyer (s) on their own to try and second guess which way to go, once they have turned off the main street, and reached the second “allowed” sign. Most locations in Anthem

require at least 4 directional signs to be of any use. One wonders how many frustrated buyers simply give up and go elsewhere. It is indeed unfortunate that a few initially well-intentioned people on the Board get caught up in the pseudo-narcotic sense of euphoria, when they suddenly realize the power then have over the general populace. Regulating for the sense of regulating, in this case the overwhelming desire for aesthetics, causes significant issues for sellers; realtors; appraisers; title companies; anyone who makes their living in the real estate community. I had hoped that by raising the question, the Anthem Parkside Board of Directors would realize the absurdity of such a restrictive rule and amend it. Obviously, I was wrong. A couple of years ago, the Anthem powers that be passed a rule that all real estate signs had to hunter green; no branding. It took the Arizona Association. of Realtors to lobby the State Legislature to force the HOA/ACC to amend that rule. Perhaps, it is again time for legislative intervention. It is said that you cannot legislate common sense. In this case however, it seems necessary. Note to Parkside HOA. Please don’t reply with the usual trite “if you don’t like living in an HOA, move to New River”. That is insulting to the citizens of New River and to those of us who live here in Anthem as well. Duane Smith Anthem

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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 New River Recycling. Go green, we will pick up. Old AC, Evaps, Hot Water Heaters, Appliances, Fencing, etc. We will pay some cash for cars and batteries. Please call 602-920-4989 or 480-352-2905 AFFORDABLE-PROFESSIONAL LIVING TRUSTS (FREE Brochure) WILLS, Powers of Atty., Deeds, LLC’s; - AZ Certified 623-271-0626 or www.LEGALZAM.com Looking for ladies who would like to play cards and/or mahjong. 623-465-9317 Al-anon Meetings in Anthem. Mondays 10:45am. St Rose Parish. 2825 W Rose Canyon Circle. S/W corner of Daisy Mtn & Meridian. Shop the amazing ServicePantry.com.

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Advertise for $20/month. No word limit & Ad-Vantage. See ServicePantry.com Adoptions ARE YOU PREGNANT? Childless couple offers unending love, financial security. Stay-at-home Mom, devoted Dad. Expenses paid. www.adoptionis-love.com. Lorraine and Daniel. 866-944-4847(HUGS). Adult Care Adult Caregiver, Certified & Registered. I can assist you with errands, shopping, dr. appts, meals, etc. Call Jackie at 623-551-1635. ATV/Cycle/Etc 06 Arctic Cat TRV 500, 2800 miles, $4500, 4WD, army green, call Thomas G 602-647-2652 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 Auctions ABSOLUTE LAND AUCTION - Buena Vista, Colorado - 274+/- Acres offered in parcels. Water rights offered separately. Lush meadows, fertile fields, two houses, long paved road frontage and 3/4 mile to downtown Buena Vista make this an incredible investment opportunity. Auction September 30. On-line bidding available. 5% Buyer’s Premium. 6% Buyer’s Premium for On-line bidders. For more information, go to www.woltz.com/743 or call Woltz & Associates, Inc., Brokers & Auctioneers, Roanoke, VA. 800-551-3588 Autos 2006 Mustang, 5 speed, $11,000 call 623-680-8658

2003 Ford Explorer XLT For Sale; $9,000  w/  low mileage can be seen on Cars.Com, excellent condition, pwr windows/seats, key lock entry, new tires and brakes 623-465-1176 

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1995 Isuzu NPR 18ft Box Truck. Aprox 20,000 miles, new motor, $8000 firm. Call Bill 602-997-9568

Experienced Servers Cooks - All Shifts Denny’s Anthem Apply in Person I-17 & Anthem Way EOE

1964 to 1972 classic sports car, muscle car wanted by private party running or not. 480-518-4023 Child Care At-Home-Preschool: Teacher for 30 yrs from Germany. Retired early to take care of & teach 2 Grandsons. Looking for 2 additional children to join the fun of learning German, arts & crafts, games, preschool activities & more. 480-888-6336 Financial Services

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

480-488-1954

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ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 888-216-1541. www.CenturaOnline.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 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. $3500 firm. Call Bill 602-997-9568 Used galvanized pipe greenhouse rafters. $35 each.Desertscape Nursery 623-492-0799 Misc Wanted NEEDED: 20ft container and/or 40ft or larger semi trailer, that is water tight, that can be used for storage only. New River area. 602-326-1946 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. 847738-1194 Wanted: Old guns, western antiques. 623742-0369/602-214-5692 Big Screen TVs, as is, 41”-100” HD TV’s, Statewide pick up. Quick response. Bob 602-271-4461 Services Offered Sprinkler & Drip Repairs. Irrigation Maintenance. Troubleshooting. Pressure Problems. Leak Detection, Timers, Heads, Valves www. AquaMastersNorth.com 623-748-4773 Your Personal & Business Assistant. Delegate to me, I will HELP solve any issues www.the-maccorp.com 623-640-5488 WELD AND REPAIR SERVICES. On Site Welding, Oil, Black, Galvanized Pipe Fencing, Arenas, Stalls, Corrals, Mare Motels, Shades, Gates, Custom Barns Etc. FULL MOBILE SERVICE 602-821-7167 www. weldandrepairservices.com New River Recycling. Go green, we will pick up. Old AC, Evaps, Hot Water Heaters, Appliances, Fencing, etc. We will pay some cash for cars and batteries. Please call 602-920-4989 or 480-352-2905 DC Cleaning Service. Never Clean Your Home Again... Let our team take care of your cleaning needs so you can enjoy your free time Licensed- Bonded 602-290-5601 ask for RAQUEL

Sporting Goods 2 pool cues. 1 Dufferin Bonner 21oz. 1 McDermott 21oz. 623-551-5803 Guns for sale. Colt trooper 357 mag. handgun , Remington model 550 22 cal. semi-auto rifle, Springfield 30-06 cal. rifle with scope. Evenings only call 480-220-8982. Steel Buildings

24'x36' ∙ 38'x50' 48'x96' ∙ 60'x150' Misc. Sizes, Limited Availablity www.sunwardsteel.com Source: 1LB

Jakes’s Custom Framing

928-257-4875 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 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 Manufactured Homes NEW 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath DOUBLEWIDE - CAVCO Durango Factory Order. Full Drywall. Hardwood Cabinets 1st Quality, Lowest Price - $33,995! Home Outlet 1-800-493-2221. www. thehomeoutletaz.com. Rentals Looking for an affordable 62+ senior apartment? Superior Arboretum

Apartments, immediate occupancy, one bedroom & studios, on-site laundry & utility allowance. Rent based on income guidelines. 199 W. Gray Drive, Superior, AZ. Call 1-866-962-4804, www.ncr.org/superiorarboretum. Equal Housing Opportunity / Wheel Chair Accessible. SPACE FOR YOUR RV OR PARK MODEL. NICE SMALL PARK! 50+ PHOTOS: GreenNLush.com $270.00 Monthly. 623-374-9123 House for Rent. $900 mo. 3bdrm, 2ba, New River/Circle Mtn. Awesome View! 1.5 ac. Cell 1-847-738-1194

Tatum Ranch, Pool, 3 bedroom,

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OPEN HOUSE, OPEN HOUSE, OPEN HOUSE. Million $$ home on 5 acres with Million $$ views, all for under 1Million $$’s. Open house Saturday, Sept 10th, 12-4pm, $924,500, 4 bed/3.5 bath including new guest suite complete with living room. Awesome backyard with knife edge pool, BBQ, Fireplace, and views of all of Cave Creek and Mountains. Call Shannon for directions, or follow open house signs from Cave Creek and Spur Cross! Shannon Estes, 602-8814852, RE/MAX Fine Properties. OPEN HOUSE, OPEN HOUSE, OPEN HOUSE.

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Apts. 2-Bdrm 650.00, Must See! Call 928830-5942 Looking to Buy, Sell or Rent? Need an agent that answers their Phone? Call Jo at Coldwell Banker Daisy Mtn Re for one on one service at no cost to you.480-326-8825

Land For Sale FOR RENT 1AC. in New River. $500/mo great for horses, storage?? No utilities, temp. structure OK. 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 1-888-6908271. ADWR available.

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