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October 2, 2013 • Vol. 11, No.46

• Anthem

• Black Canyon City

Postal Patron Cave Creek

• Carefree

• Cave Creek

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I-17 crash by Regulatory, book interests merge in Cave Creek Table Mesa Road closes freeway Eric Quade Editor

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What at first appeared to be a very severe crash along I-17 north of New River ended up being less so, but the roadway carnage still resulted in the freeway’s temporary closure. Daisy Mountain Fire received its first report on the crash at 11:36 a.m. Sept. 26, said the department’s public information officer, David Wilson. The collision was initially said to have involved multiple vehicles and people trapped in t hem at m i lepost 238, a couple miles north of Table Mesa Road. Upon rescue crew’s arrival, it was noted that only a single vehicle with a trailer had crashed in the northbound lanes, and everyone was already out of the wreck. One patient w it h m i nor i nju r ies wa s t ranspor ted to a hospital for evaluation. The accident closed I-17’s northbound lanes for nearly 2 hours, according to ADOT public information officer Garin Groff. During the closure, traffic was detoured onto the right shoulder. Vehicles had been backed up in a 2.5-mile line at the peak of the incident.

Inside: Nursing prep........3 Bluhm........................4 Movie review........6 Events.........................10 Editorial.............. 16 Services................. 17 Crossword......... 19 Classifieds.......... 21

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Catching rays — Installing solar panels on homes, like these in Anthem, isn’t new a new concept, but some proposed Cave Creek regulations concerning solar power and new home construction in the town are.

The intersection of t wo developments relevant to Cave Creek offers a twist on an old philosophical question: Does life imitate art, or does art imitate life? Life, in this case, meaning government policy. In the same Cave Creek Town Council meeting that held lots of fanfare for its “most western” rivalry with Scottsdale last month, a proposal to increase housing regulation was also considered. Described as a “green ready” residential policy, the proposal involved directing town staff to develop ordinances requiring additional, environmentallyfriendly features on all new homes built within the town. Specif ically, plumbing for handling gray water and solar powered water heating were to become mandatory. The council ultimately sent the issue back to the town’s water advisory committee to rework with “incentives” for green ready plumbing, rather than requirements. That committee will meet Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. Mayor Vincent Francia said


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Anthem ceremony recognizes POWs, MIAs

Riders of the Vietnam Legacy Motorcycle Club visited the Memorial and led a brief ceremony honoring prisoners of war and those missing in action on National POW/MIA Recognition Day. A POW/MIA wreath, made by one of the Legacy members, was presented to the Anthem Veterans Memorial Support Team. The wreath will be displayed at forthcoming ceremonies at the Anthem Veterans Memorial to honor prisoners of war and those missing in action. Seventeen veterans commemorated in the Anthem Veterans Memorial have POW and MIA notations inscribed on their pavers. Attendance at the ceremony included members of the Anthem Community Council staff, Anthem Veterans Memorial Support Team, Daisy Mountain Veterans and community.

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Show of support — Active members of the armed forces, along with two leaders of the event, were among recent POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony attendees at the Anthem Veterans Memorial.

Congress originally passed a resolution authorizing National POW/MIA Recognition Day to be observed on July 18, 1979.

Since 1986, the date moved to the third Friday of September. Each year, the president proclaims the day to remember the

sacrifices and service of those who were prisons of war, as well as those who are missing in action.


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Lucy Dickens’ unexpected storytelling magic Shea Stanfield

‘There is magic in our world, in every sunrise, fluttering leaf, the tiniest and most brilliant meadow flowers. I paint what takes my breath away.” Arizona artist Lucy Dickens’ passion is to bring nature’s grandeur forth in her story-like approach to landscape painting. To gaze into one of Lucy’s landscapes is like traveling to another time when all is serene and peaceful. Lucy is the daughter of a professional photog rapher father and an accomplished watercolorist mother. She was encouraged, as a child, to be a keen observer of the natural world, to create her own art, her own way. The family explored pristine wilderness areas both nationally and internationally, back pack i ng, h i k i ng a nd camping their way through inspiration to creation. Lucy’s family foundation has enabled her to launch her own successful fine arts career. Her technique of selecting an image, transforming it into a narrative pictorial on canvas, while conveying scenes of beautiful tranquility, has become her signature style. “There is a story in these individual windows of time, a place where the viewer may find peace, serenity and a feeling of grace. I am a Fine Art Storyteller,” she said. Lucy’s most recent series is entitled Experiencing Arizona. Her goal with this series is to share the scenery of the state. Her viewer will enjoy her meticulously rendered scenes of the High Sonoran Desert, sparkling canyon lakes, magical

pine forests, contrasting aspen groves, brilliantly colored mountain meadows and the grandeur of the most expansive canyons. A r izona has an endlessly story to share, and Lucy Dickens is the painter that has the gift to bring it to where we live. Her a r t ist ic i nspi rat ion does not end with Arizona. Lucy and her husband travel frequently through various parts of the world. With her camera and journal as constant companions, she records the wine fields of Tuscany, the historic sites of Turkey and Israel and the stunning Greek Isles, all developed into a series of images that tell the story of each place. Lucy looks forward to the completion of her next series of paintings using the fall colors of the New England countryside. As a storyteller, she has a unique approach to exhibitions and, with each painting, shares the inspiration behind the scene. “There is a story evolving around us,” she said. “My hope is to inspire others through my images and words.” Lovers of fine art, travel and inspiring stories will find Lucy Dickens with her newest collection at Quail Run Studio No. 30 during the Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour Nov. 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and Dec. 1. For more information, to contact Lucy on her collections, for open studio receptions or to view her work, visit or call her at 602-653-7002. Lucy donates a portion of her art sales to Streetlight USA and volunteers 1 day a week to help young women create their own story in finding their inner beauty.

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Once upon a time — Arizona artist Lucy Dickens approaches her work much like a colorful story. Check out her art during the Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour next month.

policy from page 1 the green ready proposal came directly from the town’s interim manager, Rodney Glassman, who had successfully introduced similar measures in Tucson, while he was a council member there. A presentation detailing those city of Tucson gray water and solar power plumbing regulations was given at the Sept. 16 meeting in Cave Creek. At the same time Cave Creek is considering whether or not to develop and introduce these ordinances, Glassman is preparing to complete another e nv i ron me nt a l ly-m i nded children’s book that deals with similar issues. Rodney Glassman, and his wife, Sasha, have written two

books in their Jeremy Jackrabbit series. The first was “Jeremy Jackrabit Harvests the Rain” and the second was “Jeremy Jackrabbit Recycles the Can.” A t h i rd book, “Jeremy Jackrabbit Captures the Sun,” is currently in the works, and the Phoenix Public Library sent out a press release Sept. 24 publicizing the book and soliciting for children to submit illustrations for it. “Phoenix Public Library i nv ite s you n g a r t i s t s i n kindergarten through eighth grade to submit original artwork for a new children’s book by Sasha and Rodney Glassman, ‘Jeremy Jackrabbit Captures the Sun,’” according to the press release. “Artwork will be selected to illustrate the book to

be published by the Glassmans and released April 12, 2014, at the Arizona Science Center. More than 50,000 copies of the book will be distributed free of charge—one for every k i nd e r g a r t e n s t u d e nt i n Maricopa County.” The Glassmans purportedly receive no f inancial compensation for these books. Kids are invited to submit a maximum of two drawings, 11by-17 inches or smaller, to any Phoenix Public Library location through Oct. 31 toward the Glassmans’ contest. For subject matter, young artists are directed to visit phoenixpubliclibrary. or g / k id s to f i nd g r a d e appropriate excerpts of the upcoming book and draw accordingly.

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Cactus Shadows students to learn about nursing prep Morgan Rath

Students at Cactus Shadows High School now have the opportunity to prepare to become certified as a nursing assistant during their senior year. The program, which developed through a partnership with Paradise Valley Community College, launched this school year at a cost of about $1,000 to a class of 10 students. The course teaches students the skills needed to pass the Arizona State Board of Nursing certified nursing assistants exam. Students must sign up for and arrange to take the $108 certification test themselves outside of the school. Students in the program also have to get a CPR card, background checked, fingerprinted, physicals, immunizations and drug tested, so prices can be high for some students in the course, including senior Kaitlyn Socie, to pay. “Each little item has some type of fee, and most of them were closer to $50 a piece,” Socie said. “When it all adds up, it gets pretty expensive.” But the high school senior likes to think of the payments as an investment. “I’ve been pretty set on being a doctor for awhile, and when I heard about the program was super excited,” Socie said. “It’s just a really good stepping-stone. I think it is a good investment to take me to where I want to go.” Paradise Valley Community College and Cactus Shadows High School developed an agreement stating that the high school would provide a facility without rent while the college would provide the instructor and equipment, said Denise DiGianfilippo, dean of academic affairs at Paradise Valley Community College. Cactus Shadows High School is one of the nine schools in the Cave Creek Unified School District. The district spent less than $4,000 remodeling space in the high school to mirror an actual hospital room where students could learn different skills, said Debbi Burdick, superintendent of the Cave Creek Unified School District. The initial program idea was brought up about a year ago when EXPLORE test results indicated that students were interested in pursuing a career in the

medical field, said Burdick. The EXPLORE test, distributed to eighth grade students in the district, is composed of four multiple-choice portions in English, math, reading and science, as well as a section that inquires about student likes and dislikes. Test results show student strengths and weaknesses, along with potential career options based on student interests. Sixteen percent of students had an interest in a career in the health care field, according to the 2011-12 EXPLORE results. The outcomes from 2012-13 indicated that 21 percent were interested. “Using that data and then the data that we get from our counselors and students about what they are looking forward to when they move on to college in regards to their major, we knew this was a win for our school district,” Burdick said. Cactus Shadows school officials began setting up meetings last spring with students who expressed an interest in medical professions. Information pertaining to the course was posted on the school’s website. School counselors also gave information to students they thought would be interested. In order to participate in the program, students had to be admitted to Paradise Valley Community College and take a placement test. The course is split into three different sections said Janice Podwika, nurse assistant program coordinator at Paradise Valley Community College. The theory component is lecture and discussion based. Students learn about “anything from infection control to body systems,” Podwika said. During the lab component, students get to practice their skills. They participate in exercises like making beds and brushing patient’s teeth. The students even have a simulator mannequin to practice on that reacts to their actions. The clinical component consists of five 9-hour days where students go to a nursing home and work with a certified nursing assistant from the facility. “It gives them that experience in an actual health care setting,” Podwika said. Upon course completion, students should have the skills needed to pass the

$108 test given by the Arizona State Board of Nursing at various locations, including Phoenix and Tucson. People 18 and older can take the twocomponent test required by the Arizona State Board of Nursing to become a certified nursing-assistant. For the written component, students have 90 minutes to complete 75 multiplechoice questions and must score a 75 percent or better to pass. During the skills portion, students have 35 minutes to complete four tasks and

must have an 80 percent on each task without missing any key steps to pass. Socie said she is grateful for the opportunity to take the course and plans to use the money she makes being a nursingassistant help put herself through college. “I am looking forward to having that as a better job than what is available to most high school graduates right after graduation,“ Socie said. “I am not going to have to go make minimum wage right when I graduate. I think that’s a big benefit.”

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ADOT and the evil traffic snarls

Time flies when you are having fun. Especially when you are stuck for 4 hours on I-17, on your way out of Phoenix, the hands of time move very slowly. One hot afternoon, I was forced, with a few thousand o t h e r motorists, to f inal ly discover what it means to be BLUHM trapped liked a rat in a vehicle. Just north of Black Canyon City, a big rig lost its tanker, blocking the entire northbound lanes of I-17 and causing a back-up for miles and miles. We’ve a l l re ad i n t he newspapers about these evil traffic snarls, but experiencing one first hand is like being in a bad movie. In the early stages of a road closure, there’s an almost festive sense of tail-gating that occurs. People turning off their cars and trucks, milling around, trying to makes sense of what is happening, with a backdrop of

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tale again and again. It seems the tanker was empty, but ADOT decided to move it entirely off the freeway, instead of opening up one lane of traffic. Evidently the highway patrol officers were not in agreement with this closure. Does ADOT stand for “Arizona Demons of Traffic?” That was one trucker’s assessment. Yes, in a road closure, there are many victims. There are folks very low on water, many needing to use the bathroom, diabetics out of insulin, babies crying, people who began the road-trip sick and who were getting sicker by the minute, and all types of dogs panting and getting anxious. The “tail-gate” atmosphere quickly turned to despair and frustration. To make matters worse, a storm roared in and people were forced to sit in their vehicles (now in the dark) with the windows rolled up. Then, we were alerted that we were sitting in the path of a dust storm that was sweeping the valley. Could things get any more dreadful? Of course they can! Since it was hot and it is illadvised to run the motor, most of

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October 2, 2013 us opted to eventually open the windows and soak the inside of our cars and trucks. Hey, it was better than suffocating! Finally, long after the lady’s cake was a melted mess, and all of the babies had cried themselves to sleep, and the dogs were barking and people were taking potty breaks on the side of the road behind bushes, we got the blessed message to “start our engines.” Yes, it was true joy to finally feel our tires rolling on the road. Is it necessary to completely close a freeway for hours on end, leaving thousands of folks stranded? And why can’t ADOT have roadside helpers, as part of their “Operation Closure,” who could offer assistance, water and information? There were hundreds of people who had emergencies. Most of us were just inconvenienced, but others were put in harm’s way. Moral of the story? We may never know why roads are completely shut down. Dear readers, pack a bag with essentials before you leave home. Bring extra water, snacks, reading material, flashlight, medicine and anything else to make yourself comfortable during a long, treacherous wait. And if you must bring a chocolate cake, be sure to have a supply of plates and forks, because eating it with strangers on the road is a lot more fun than watching it melt all over the back seat! Safe travels. Judy Bluhm is a writer and a local realtor who lives in the Anthem area. Have a comment or a story? Email her at judy@

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Desert Treasures celebrating 40 years

In celebration of its 40th year milestone, Desert Treasures will be hosting a 3-day event beginning Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Spanish Village store in Carefree. T he event w i l l i nclude refreshments, daily specials, sales and many door prizes for everyone who attends. The store’s history began Oct. 6 of 1973 when Robert Vander Leest, manager of Spanish Village, and his wife Dorothy decided to put Bob’s rock collecting hobby to work. They opened their Desert Treasures store on that date, and it’s become a f ixt ure

in Carefree. Scores of customers return year after year to shop and experience the ancient fossils a nd c r y s t a l s of fe r e d by Mother Earth. Children who shopped at Desert Treasures in the ‘70s and ‘80s return with their family to f ind gif ts li ke t hose t hat had fascinated them from years before. Today, Deser t Treasures is owned by Barbara Vander Leest, daug hter of t he founders. The store expanded to include gemstone jewelry and other Southwestern gifts.

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Dir: Ron Howard Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, and Olivia Wilde Monte’s Rating 4.00 out of 5.00 Monte Yazzie

In the 1976 season of Formula One racing, rivalry promoted one of professional sports’ most compelling storylines. Flamboyant British playboy James Hunt ( Hemswor th) and the confident Austrian Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) battled for the championship the entire race season, until an unfortunate accident left the defending champion Lauda in a hospital bed. Ron Howard directed “Rush” with steady focus on the essence of the competitive nature that guides the two men, while also placing the audience in the driver’s seat for exhilarating race sequences. Hu nt a nd Laud a a re introduced racing in the lower divisions of the Formula One circuit. Hunt, an impulsive and instinct-driven driver, lives life to the fullest extent. Lauda, a meticulous and level headed

driver, lives understanding the risk of his profession. Both men are motivated by their pasts and the need to be the best. However, that is the only similarity between the two. Hunt and Lauda are fierce competitors, pushing each other to lengths that challenge their otherwise controlled sensibilities. Ron Howard demonstrated his talent for examining the duality of characters in “Frost/Nixon” and again established a suitable job here. Hunt was dashingly charming, seen immediately in the film’s opening as he quieted an emergency room by just saying his name. Lauda was abrasively poised, at times arrogant, with nearly every character including his supportive wife (Alexandra Maria Lara). They were complimentary cha rac ter s for t h is f i l m; they served as driving forces of impulse for each other. Howard did an impressive job of examining this quality at the start, effectively jumping back and forth with the two characters while stripping away the surface material and delving into their deeper motivations. As the film progressed Howard shifted the attention onto Hunt, even though Lauda experienced the negative consequence of the risk involved in the sport. The opportunity to explore the obsessive attitude that drove Lauda to return was swiftly touched upon. The cinematog raphy

complemented some of the core elements proposed in Peter Morgan’s screenplay, placing the viewer in the position of the driver. Close-up photography was used to display the nervous tension seen through trembling hands and the imminent danger of the sport amidst shredding tires. These scenes were some of the best racing moments composed i n some t i me. Unfortunately, the close-up method, along with the first person perspective, became overused by the end, which caused some of the latter action sequences to feel tedious. Hemsworth and Brühl were perfectly cast for the lead roles. Hemsworth had an undeniable presence, a great performance for t he ac tor, and Br üh l delicately added some interesting layers to Lauda’s meticulous form. Both of their presentations brought out the subtle notes of persona l t r iumph a nd d e fe at tou c hed up o n i n the script. The rivalry story between James Hunt and Niki Lauda drove “Rush.” The accomplished performance of the two leads, and direction by Ron Howard, moved the f ilm assuredly between moments of character and racecar drama. While the film didn’t dig for deeper character motivations and some of the technical f lares became over used, “Rush” was still an interesting film about competition.

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Fishing Report This is a scaled down, North Valley focused, version of the weekly fishing report produced by Arizona Game and Fish. To view the complete listing, go to SAGUARO LAKE—Lake elevation measured at 1,526 feet, 95 percent full. Skyler Clark, fishing manager at the Mesabased Sportsman’s Warehouse, said hot spots for largemouth bass have been where the majority of shad boils have been: at Bagley Flats into the river. The bite has been somewhat current oriented as well. When more water is released, more current seems to get the fish active. The transition into a good reaction bite has begun, and the main bait this time of the year for bass is a jerkbait. Look for shad boils, although the presence of boils can be hit and miss on a given day. If boils disappear around midday, fish in 30-plus feet with spoons and Alabama rigs. CANYON LAK E—Lake elevation measured at 1,659 feet, 97 percent full. Clark said many anglers have reported little success using dropshots. Instead, first thing in the morning, angler can spot shad boils and throw jerk baits and small swim baits. Like Saguaro, anglers can draw reaction strikes using jerk baits, crankbaits and, at certain times, spinner baits and top-water baits can really come into play.

The jerk bait is the main bait. Matching the hatch can be particularly crucial. Use small baits, such as a small swim bait on a 0.25-ounce jighead. BARTLETT LAKE—Lake elevation measured at 1,796 feet, 98 percent full. Gary Senft of Bass Pro Shops said shad have started migrating to the backs of coves, where bass are chasing. Senft also heard the top-water bite is excellent just before dark, from about 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This is the tail end of the prime flathead catfish season, but there are anglers who fish Bartlett all winter long for these huge, voracious fish. Try live bluegill or small carp as bait. Look for the deeper holes, especially uplake where there is a little current. For bluegills, try the backs of rocky coves using night crawlers or meal worms on light tackle. Also look for large rafts of bluegill, especially up in the narrows. When you find them, small spinners, crappie jigs and worms can get you lots of fish to fry. LAKE PLEASANT—Senft said stripers are heading into coves. Anglers can have a blast targeting stripers, as well as white and black bass, in coves. Humbug reportedly has been a hot spot. LOW ER SA LT R I V ER (below Saguaro Lake)—Reports

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‘Funraiser’ on Oct. 6

The Scully Learning Center Foundation’s third annual “Funraiser” will be held Oct. 6, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Cave Creek Smokehouse Restaurant’s patio. The event features a ‘60s theme, contests such as “Name that Tune” and “Best Hippie Costume,” auctions, music, prizes and more. Tickets cost $40, free for kids. The foundation provides a variety of meaningful, creative, and fun experiences designed to promote a nd i mprove socialization and life skills for developmentally disabled participants who live within the boundaries of the Cave Creek Unified School District. For further information or tickets, call David Shirey at 602-821-0086 or email shirey@

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indicate the river is excellent for suckers, but not so much for trout. Try night crawlers, small spinners, KastMasters and flies in this unique desert river trout fishery. You might be able to catch some bass or sunfish in the deeper holes. Good time for tubing the Salt—take along a fishing rod. HORSESHOE LAKE—Lake elevation measured at 1,951 feet, 0 percent full. Salt River Project tends to use Horseshoe as a flood retention reservoir, but steadily releases the water downstream into Bartlett Lake.






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ARIZONA STATE LAND DEPARTMENT 1616 WEST ADAMS STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 PUBLIC AUCTION SALE NO. 16-101136 PERPETUAL RIGHT OF WAY EASEMENT Pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37, notice is hereby given that the state of Arizona through its Arizona State Land Department (herein called ASLD), will sell at Public Auction to the highest and best bidder at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 W. Adams, Room 434B, Phoenix, Arizona, a perpetual right of way easement for the purpose of a Service Road situated in Maricopa County to wit: TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST, G&SRB&M, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA PARCEL: M&B THRU TRACT 4, BLOCK 6 IN STATE PLAT 36, SECTION 29, CONTAINING 2.67 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. BENEFICIARY: PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS (INDEMNITY SELECTIONS) For a complete legal description of the land, prospective bidders are advised to examine the right of way application file as well as all pertinent files of ASLD. Said right of way easement has been valued at $2,400.00 and consists of 2.67 acres, more or less. Additional requirements and conditions of this right of way are available and may be viewed at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona. The complete file associated with the described land is open to public inspection at the ASLD, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., exclusive of holidays and weekends. Please direct any questions regarding this Public Auction to the Rights of Way Section of the Real Estate Division of ASLD at (602) 542-4098. This auction notice is available on the ASLD’s web site at Each potential bidder must show ASLD’s representative a cashier’s check made payable to the Arizona State Land Department in the amount specified under Terms of Sale Paragraph (A) below. TERMS OF SALE: (A) At the time of sale the successful bidder must pay the following by a cashier’s check: (1) The value of the right of way, which is $2,400.00; (2) A Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the value of the right of way, which is $72.00; (3) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00. The total amount due at the time of sale is $4,972.00 (less $2,500.00 if the successful bidder is the applicant for a total amount due of $2,472.00). (B) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder must pay the full balance of the amount bid for the right of way and pay a Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the purchase price for the right of way less the amount paid under (A) (2) above. (C) No Selling and Administrative Fee shall be collected by ASLD if the successful bidder at auction is the beneficiary of the land trust. (D) Within 30 days after the auction date the successful bidder shall be required to pay the actual legal advertising cost, less the amount paid under (A)(3) above. BIDDING INFORMATION: (A) The time of sale shall be deemed to be the time of declaration of the highest and best bidder. The bidding will begin at the total value of the right of way. A bid for less than the value of the right of way easement or by a party who has not inspected the right of way and/or the associated files and records of ASLD will not be considered. (B) All bidders must sign an affidavit stating that they have undertaken due diligence in preparation for the auction and that their representative is authorized to bid and bind the bidder. It is the bidder’s responsibility to research the records of local jurisdictions and public agencies regarding this property. (C) Pursuant to A.R.S. §37-240.B, the successful bidder must be authorized to transact business in the state of Arizona no later than three (3) business days after the auction. The successful bidder must sign an affidavit stating it is the successful bidder and sign a Certification Statement pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37 and the Rules of ASLD. (D) If the successful bidder fails to complete the payment as stated in the auction notice together with the additional required fees within 30 days from the auction date, all amounts paid at the time of auction by the successful bidder will be forfeited. (E) In the event of forfeiture, the ASLD Commissioner may declare that the bid placed before the final bid accepted is the highest bid, and that the bidder has five (5) days after notification by ASLD to pay by cashier’s check all amounts due. GENERAL INFORMATION: The ASLD may cancel this auction in whole or in part at any time prior to the acceptance of a final bid. A protest to this sale must be filed within 30 days after the first day of publication of this announcement and in accordance with A.R.S. §37-301. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADA Coordinator, at (602) 364-0875. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Ruben Ojeda (for) Vanessa Hickman State Land Commissioner July 3, 2013


ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR KHK Enterprises, LLC The address of the known place of business is: 34640 N.North Valley Parkway, #121, Phoenix, AZ 85086 The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is: 38724 N.25th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85086 Management of the limited liability company is reserved to the members. The names and addresses of each person who is a member are: Kyle Huston Kincaid 38724 N.25th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85086 member David J. Kincaid 38724 N.25th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85086 member

Pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37, notice is hereby given that the state of Arizona through its Arizona State Land Department (herein ASLD), will sell at Public Auction to the highest and best bidder at 11:00am on Monday, December 2, 2013, at the Arizona State Land Department, 1616 West Adams Street, 4th Floor, Room 434B, Phoenix, Arizona, a lease to mine aggregate for a term of 10 years, with provisions to extend the term up to a maximum of twenty years with the written permission of the Commissioner, from the following described lands in Maricopa County to wit: TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 1 EAST, G&SRM, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA PARCEL: M&B IN LOTS 1 THRU 3; S2NE; SENW; N2N2N2S2, SECTION 1, CONTAINING 147.72 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. ACCESS PARCEL: M&B THRU E2SE, SECTION 1, CONTAINING 3.23 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. TOWNSHIP 6 NORTH, RANGE 1 EAST, G&SRM, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA PARCEL: M&B IN SESESW; SE, SECTION 36, CONTAINING 99.83 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. TOTAL ACRES CONTAINING 250.78 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. BENEFICIARIES: PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS PERMANENT COMMON SCHOOLS (INDEMINITY SELECTIONS) For a complete legal description of the land, prospective bidders are advised to examine the mineral materials application file as well as all pertinent files of ASLD. The appraised unit royalty rate of the aggregate has been established at $0.75 per ton with an annual minimum guarantee of 60,000 tons for a total minimum annual royalty of $45,000.00. The annual rent is $24,400.00. Additionally, the annual plant salvage fee is $7,600.00. Additional requirements and conditions of this sale are available and may be viewed at the ASLD, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona. The complete file associated with the described land is open to public inspection at the ASLD, 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., exclusive of holidays and weekends. Please direct any questions regarding this Public Auction to the Minerals Section of the Natural Resources Division of ASLD at (602) 542-2687. This auction notice is available on the ASLD’s web site at Each potential bidder must show ASLD’s representative a cashier’s check made payable to the Arizona State Land Department in the amount specified under Terms of Sale Paragraph (A) below. TERMS OF SALE: (A) At the time of sale, the successful bidder must pay the following by a cashier’s check: (1) The first annual royalty of $45,000.00 for a minimum annual production of 60,000 tons at a unit price of $0.75 per ton; (2) Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the minimum annual royalty, which is $1,350.00; (3) Annual rental, which is $24,400.00; (4) Annual Plant Salvage Fee, which is $7,600.00 (5) Reimbursable Appraisal Fee, which is $2,000.00; (6) Reimbursable Estimated Advertising Fee, which is $2,500.00; (7) Reimbursable Costs and Expenses not to exceed $12,867.10. The total amount due at the time of sale is $95,717.10 (less $17,367.10 if the applicant is the successful bidder, for a total amount due of $78,350.00). (B) Within 30 days after the time of sale the successful bidder must pay the full balance of the amount bid for the aggregate and pay a Selling and Administrative Fee of 3% of the purchase price paid for the aggregate less the amount paid under (A) (2) above. (C) Within 30 days after the time of auction, the successful bidder shall be required to pay the actual legal advertising cost, less the amount paid under (A)(6) above. (D) A minimum annual royalty of $45,000.00 or more and a 3% Selling and Administrative Fee of $1,350.00 or more, depending on the unit royalty bid, shall be due and payable in advance or on each anniversary of the Lease. Material extracted over and above the minimum annual production of 60,000 tons shall be due at the unit bid price per ton along with the additional Selling and Administrative Fee on that amount. All such payments shall be applied as a credit to payment for material used, removed, or disposed from the premises during the term of the Lease. Monies so advanced and not credited against payments for materials used shall become the sole property of the ASLD upon termination or expiration of the Lease. (E) No Selling and Administrative Fee shall be collected by the Department if the successful bidder at auction is the beneficiary of the land trust. ADDITIONAL CONDITION(S): (A) The successful bidder agrees to execute the ASLD’s Lease, which shall be dated as of the auction date, within 30 days of receipt, and to perform all the terms, covenants, and conditions thereof. (B) Entrance upon and extraction from subject land shall not be permitted until after the complete execution of the Lease. The purchaser will be required to post a reclamation and damage bond in the amount of $100,000.00 upon execution of the Lease. (C) For additional terms and conditions regarding annual rent and other obligations of the Lessee under the Lease, prospective bidders are advised to examine the lease document, as well as all pertinent files of ASLD. BIDDING INFORMATION: (A) The highest and best bidder shall be determined on the basis of the bidder who pays forthwith the cash deposit and offers the highest royalty rate per unit for the material to be removed from the State land described herein. A bid for less than the appraised value of the aggregate or by a party who has not previously inspected the pit site and/or the associated files and records of ASLD will not be considered. The auction will consist of verbal bidding based on price per ton. (B) All bidders must sign an affidavit stating that they have undertaken due diligence in preparation for the auction and that their representative is authorized to bid and bind the bidder. It is the bidder’s responsibility to research the records of local jurisdictions and public agencies regarding this property. (C) Pursuant to A.R.S. §37-240.B, the successful bidder must be authorized to transact business in the state of Arizona no later than three (3) business days after the auction. The successful bidder must sign an affidavit stating it is the successful bidder and sign a Certification Statement pursuant to A.R.S. Title 37 and the Rules of ASLD. (D) If the successful bidder fails to complete the payments as stated in the auction notice together with the additional required fees within 30 days from the auction date, all amounts paid at the time of auction by the successful bidder will be forfeited. (E) In the event of forfeiture, the ASLD Commissioner may declare that the bid placed before the final bid accepted is the highest bid, and that the bidder has five (5) days after notification by ASLD to pay by cashier’s check all amounts due. GENERAL INFORMATION: The ASLD may cancel this sale in whole or in part at any time prior to the acceptance of a final bid. A protest to this sale must be filed within 30 days after the first day of publication of this announcement and in accordance with Article 4.1 of A.R.S. §37-301. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADA Coordinator, at (602) 364-0875. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Joe Dixon (for) Vanessa Hickman State Land Commissioner September 16, 2013

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Apply online for wild game hunts Hunters may now submit their online and paper applications for the 2014 spring hunt draw for turkey, javelina, buffalo and bear. T he deadline for al l applications is Oct. 8 by 7 p.m. (MST). Don’t wait until the last minute, as technical issues can occur on deadline day. Draw applicants should be aware of the following important information: License, tag fees Hunters applying for the 2014 spring draw must use the current license and permit (tag) fees listed on page 4 of the 2014 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Buffalo and Bear Hunt Draw Information booklet. The new license structure and license/tag fees do not go into effect until Jan. 1, 2014. Where to buy a license Licenses for the 2014 spring draw may only be purchased online, at department offices or through the draw process. They will not be available at license dealers for this particular draw. You must purchase a 2014 hunting or combination hunting/ fishing license in order to apply for the 2014 spring draw.

No correction period Due to decreasing participation in the paper application process and the availability of the online application system that virtually prevents applicants from making application errors, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission has eliminated the paper correction period starting with the 2014 spring draw. Those who use the online system must pay the application fee and the fees for any licenses purchased at the time of application. Credit and debit cards are the only forms of payment accepted for online applications. Once the draw takes place, and if one’s online application wa s s u c ce s sf u l ly d r aw n , the department will charge that credit or debit card on file for the permit (tag) fee. If payment fails, then the department will make three attempts within two business days to make notification of a declined payment. Alternative pay me nt opt ion s w i l l be provided within a specified timeframe. If the department has not received an alternate payment at the end of that specified timeframe, applicants will be rejected. No exceptions

will be made for individuals who do not respond to the de pa r t me nt ’s at tempt s to contact them. Credit/debit card deadline Applicants with new credit/ debit cards, name changes or billing addresses may update the information on the credit or debit cards used for online applications and fees until 11:59 p.m. (MST) Oct. 20. Forms of payment • Online draw applications: Credit or debit card only (Visa and MasterCard). • Paper applications (by mail or in person): Check or money order only. No credit or debit cards. No cash. To apply online, go to www. and select the link for hunt applications. Paper applicat ions may be hand-delivered to any of the seven department offices located statewide in Pinetop, Flagstaff, Kingman, Yuma, Tucson, Mesa or Phoenix, or mailed to the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Drawing Section, PO Box 74020, Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052. Mai led applications must be received by the deadline; postmarks don’t count.

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Courtney Fillipone PO Box 21272 Mesa, Arizona 85277 480-243-6814 Representing Self in the Superior Court of Maricopa County in and for the state of Arizona In the matter of: Carter Andrews Fillipone A minor child under the age of 18 No. JG507322 Notice of hearing for Permanent Guardianship of a Minor A petition for Permanent Guardianship of Carter Andrews Fillipone, having been filed by Carl and Rochelle Fillipone. Notice is herby given that the Petition for Permanent Guardianship is set for hearing as follows: Date and Time: October 15, 2013 at 8:30am Before Whom Held: Honorable Stephen P Lynch Location: Maricopa County Juvenile Court Center Southeast Facility, 1810 S. Lewis St. Mesa, AZ. 85210. The parent JOHN DOE is notified that he must appear to contest the allegations in the petition.


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Community Events SATURDAY Westoberfest Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse in Scottsdale has a western-style Octoberfest event planned for Oct. 5 starting at 2 p.m. In addition to featuring German and American food and drink, the Tommy Ash Band will perform live at the steakhouse from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Young Country will take the stage from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on the restaurant’s outdoor plaza. D u r i ng “Westobe r fest,” Pinnacle Peak Patio also will launch the “Pinnacle Peak Pumpkin Patch.” Visitors to the restaurant will have the oppor t unit y to select any pumpkin from the patch for a $10 donation. Proceeds from the pumpkin sales will go to the Crusaders for the Children charity to be used to support survivors of domestic violence and abuse. The Pinnacle Peak Pumpkin Patch will continue through the month of October. TUESDAY Let’s play poker! From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 8 at

Desert Foothills Library, dealers from Casino Arizona will teach guests the art of poker. Learn the rules, casino etiquette, how to read the cards and when to “hold’m” or “fold’m.” Supervised play will follow the presentation. Limited seating. Register: 480488-2286. WEDNESDAY NRA ‘First Steps’ course C a rol Ru h of A r i zona Women’s Shooting Associates will lead an NRA First Steps program Oct. 9 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility. Open to ages 14 (with written parental consent) and up, the course is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to firearm safety, handing and shooting skills as they relate to the pistol. Cost is $60 per person and non-refundable. Call Carol at 602-571-3886 or visit azwsa. com for more information. LATER IN THE MONTH Yappy Hour on the Terrace Desert Foothills Library will host “Yappy Hour on the Terrace” with Canine Companions for

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Indepencence, a provider of free, highly trained assistance dogs for children and adults, Oct. 15 starting at 3:30 p.m. Come learn how CCI makes this happen. RSVP at 480-488-2286 to help plan for refreshments. Past life regression Instructor Elyse Ann Speen will lead a class Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. at Desert Foothills Library were attendees will explore past lives, their purposes, and the effects a past life can have on your present life. The group will also participate in a guided meditation to attempt to visit a past life in order to help gain insight into current life issues. Cost is $25. Register by calling 480-488-2286. Moving into hospice On Oct. 31 at 10 a.m., guests at Desert Foothills Library can learn about how to prepare to move a loved one from home and into a hospice environment. Hospice of the Valley will present the program and give advice concerning the questions one should ask before making such a move. Seating is limited. Register by calling 480-488-2286. WEEKLY Little Ones Story Time From 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. every Thursday, Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek hosts “Little Ones Story Time with Ms. Sharon.” The program is geared toward newborns and children up to 36 months in age. Toddler Time Toddlers, accompanied by a favorite adult are invited to enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage emerging language skills every Wednesday at Desert Broom Library. The program starts at 11:30 a.m. and is aimed at children aged 24 to 36 months. Learn Spanish We d ne s d ay s a t D e s e r t Foothills Library feature two different Spanish language classes. An intermediate Spanish class starts at 9:30 a.m., which

does not require registration. Immediately following that class at 10:30 a.m. is an informal, conversational Spanish chat session featuring f lashcards, books and more, rather than working through an instructor. Contact Barbara Koca at 480488-5332 for more info. Networking group AmSpirit Business Co n ne c t io n s i s n at io n a l organization consisting of sales representatives, entrepreneurs, and professionals which provides a forum for its members to exchange qualified referrals with others in the group. The Greater Scottsdale Chapter of A mSpi r it meets ever y Wednesday 8 a.m.-9:15 a.m. at the offices of Homeowners Financial Group located at 16427 N. Scottsdale Road, No. 280 in Scottsdale. Prospective new members and visitors are welcome to attend. Family Storytime Children of all ages, with an adult in tow, are welcome Thursdays at Desert Broom Library to share books, stories, songs and rhymes in a fun, interactive program that builds early literacy skills. The library is located at Cave Creek Road and Tatum Boulevard. Babytime Fridays Babies up to 24 months in age, accompanied by an adult, can explore pre-literacy skills through songs and stories at Desert Broom Library. Programs start at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Each 20-minute program is followed by an unstructured 30-minute playtime. Crafting Adults wishing to knit, crochet, tat, macramé or do just about anything that has to do with fiber are invited to North Valley Regional Library’s “Made by Hand” program every Thursday at 1 p.m. Bring projects, books and patterns, accomplishments and knowledge to share with others. Learn something new about your own craft, or pick up another craft (or stitch) that has piqued your interest. Or come and spend a couple of leisurely hours doing something you love to do or would like to learn and, in the process, make new friendships.

Homework help Teen volunteers are available Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Desert Broom Library to help elementary school-aged children with homework assignments and study skills. Yoga nidra, gong therapy Every Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Yoga Breeze in Cave Creek is a yoga nidra and gong therapy class, offering an opportunity to experience the therapeutic state of yoga or yogic sleep. Those interested in attending should wear comfy clothing. Cost for the class is $10. Yoga Breeze is located at 4705 E. Carefree Hwy. Ste. 11. Call 480-595-2855 for more info. Age-appropriate story times Every Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. or 11 a.m., North Valley Regional Library in Anthem invites preschoolers ages 3-6 to the Story Time Room to enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading. For toddlers ages 18 -36 months, Story Time Room hosts Wednesday programming at 9:15 a.m. that includes stories, songs and finger plays for children and their parent or caregiver. Also on Wednesdays, Story Time Room is the place to be for the 0-18-month-old crowd. This “Baby Time” starts promptly at 11 a.m. Programming includes book s, lap -sit songs a nd rhymes, puppets, music and shakers and the parachute. Learn tips to build a foundation for reading. Playtime follows the regular program. MONTHLY Library hosts foreign film Desert Foothills Library will host a different foreign film from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., one Monday each month. For information on the coming e v e n t s g o t o d l f a .o r g . Dese r t Foot h i l l s Libra r y is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. Peaceful spirit women’s group The last Friday of every

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Community Events month, Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center in New River hosts its monthly women’s gathering. Members of the group share their journey with each other, gaining insight and inspiration. A $10-$15 donation is suggested, though no one is turned away for lack of funds. For more information contact Melanie Dunlap at 623-465-5875, melanie@ or visit the online calendar at New River Kiwanis The first and third Wednesday of every month, New River Kiwanis hold their regular meetings at the New River Kiwanis Community Park, 48606 N. 17th Ave. The civic organization is geared toward helping children and is always looking for new members to get involved. Music at Desert Broom Library The second Sat urday of ever y month, Desert Broom Library invites musicians to come and perform live acoustic numbers between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Music should be family friendly. Bring fliers or other means to advertise your group. If interested in performing, e m a i l K i mbe rly.h ic k i nbot h a m@ or talk to a librarian for more info. Friends of the library meeting At 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month, Friends of the North Valley Regional Library meets at its namesake in Anthem. Join in the monthly meeting and help promote the recreational, educational and cultural resources the library brings.

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Family talk — Stephanie Siete recently gave an anti-drug presentation at the Anthem Community Center as part of National Family Day festivities.

Cards, board games social The third Tuesday each month at Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek is designated for a cards and board games social for adults from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The library has lots of games to choose from including cards, Scrabble, chess, checkers, backgammon, Trivial Pursuit, Cribbage, Yahtzee and more. Games and refreshments brought from home are welcome, too. Coffee ava i lable for pu rcha se. No registration needed.

Healing session The third Monday of every month, the Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center in New River hosts a monthly Healing Circle/Reiki Share from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This group is for individuals that have learned Reiki or another modality of healing. Each participant will give and receive a healing session. RSVPs accepted. Desert Broom Knitters Knitters of all ages and skill levels are invited to gather in the small conference

room at Desert Broom Library the fourth Saturday each month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. to work on existing projects, start new ones and share tips and techniques. General instruction given includes how to cast on, making the knit stitch, purling and binding off at the end of a finished piece. Specific projects are also taught. The group’s leader is an experienced instructor, knitting guild member and established knitwear designer with published original patterns for hand knitters.


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Four-day cycling fundraising event benefits veterans

A team of cyclists that includes several Marines, including those injured in combat, and families of fallen soldiers will pedal 430 miles in 4 days through Arizona’s mountain ranges to support military service people and their families. “The Ride 430 Challenge” begins Oct. 9, leaving from DNA Cycles in Scottsdale. It ends Oct. 12 at the Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum in Mesa. In 2012, “The Ride 430 Challenge” raised $520,000. For the event’s sixth year, the cycling team will travel through Arizona towns, including Cave Creek, Wickenburg, Prescott, Payson and Mesa. New this year will be “fan zones” located just outside select towns along the Yarnell Mountain climb during day two of the ride. Family, friends and local residents can line up in these fan zones to support and cheer on the team as they cycle through. The participating riders devote 5 months to a rigorous training regime. During the challenge, they will travel as much as 100 miles a day, often in searing temperatures, and tackle 16,000 vertical feet of climbing. That’s the equivalent of running a marathon every day for 4 days. Echoing the military’s commitment to “no one left behind,” riders start—and finish—every leg of every ride together. “Our riders are not professional athletes nor are they American heroes, but we are dedicated to giving back,” said John Greenway, founder and chairman of The Ride 430 Challenge. “We will push

our bodies and fundraising abilities to the limit to show our appreciation and gratitude for the people who serve this country.” On average, riders each raise $5,000 for the cause. More than 320,000 deployed soldiers have come home from Iraq or Afghanistan with a traumatic brain injury. Eleven percent of those who fought in these wars have endured an amputation, and nearly 21 percent—or 300,000 service men and women—are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. These signature injuries of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan mean extensive, longterm treatment and therapy, and the need for assistance and support will continue long after troops are brought home. The funds raised through this year’s ride will help supplement military assistance and bridge gaps to ensure families have everything they need for a successful recovery. Donations to the ride provide everything from financial assistance and scholarships to adaptive sports equipment and camps for children who have lost a parent in combat. Beneficiary organizations include The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, the Knights of Heroes Foundation and The MARSOC Foundation. “The Ride 430 Challenge,” known previously as “The Ride for Semper Fi,” has grown rapidly since its inception in 2008. In its first 5 years, the team of riders has raised more than $1.3 million.

Each year, the team selects fallen soldiers to honor and keep in remembrance during the ride. In a special tribute to the service men and women who not only serve in the military, but who also protect their local communities, the ride will honor the 19 fallen firefighters from Prescott. The team also will honor United States Air Force Col. James McNicholas, who was a member of secret squadron that f lew many highly classified missions during the Vietnam War. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross medal, America’s oldest military aviation award. His son, Dave McNicholas, will be a participant in this year’s “Ride430 Challenge.” Honoring his father’s military service and achievements is an important reason for participating in “the Ride,” but Dave

also honors who his father was as a person, friend and mentor to all those around him. “I remember at his Air Force retirement dinner, there were several people that stood up and talked to him,” Dave said. “Several generals and friends he had f lown with that I knew. But there were several people there that I didn’t recognize. These were the enlisted people who had worked for him. When they talked, he had a proud smile. They had driven for miles, and some had flown in just to thank him. They were telling stories of how much he had changed their lives. I just remember being choked up because I was so proud of him.” To learn more about “The Ride 430 Challenge,” or to make a donation, visit

Upscale Singers herald scholarship auditions

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Singing for school — Auditions are coming up quickly for the Upscale Singers scholarships. Pictured above is last year’s first place junior high singer, Lauren Lord.

Junior and senior high school students— public or private—who love to sing and also live in the Cave Creek or Anthem/ New River school district are invited to call the Upscale Singers by Oct. 11 to set up an audition appointment. The Upscale Singers, a nonprofit organization under the direction of Margaret Watson, will hold its seventh annual audition later this month for vocal music scholarships. Awarded funds ranging from $150 to $500 will be paid directly to winners’ vocal teachers. In the past 6 years, 65 awards have been issued, equaling more than $16,000 in scholarships. The scholarship auditions aim to help young singers develop their individual talents by providing a chance to audition in a welcoming setting and receive written feedback. First place divisional winners

will also be featured in the Upscale Singers’ annual Christmas Concert, “Songs of the Season,” Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. Auditioning students are expected to sing one or two songs from memory. An accompanist will be provided, or students may use a CD or IPOD, provided there are no lead vocals on the accompaniment. No microphones are allowed. Students need not be currently studying with a private instructor, but they should have a desire to do so. Winners will be notified by mail. Call 480-575-0188 by Oct. 11 to set up an audition appointment. The auditions will be held Oct. 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Oct. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 34605 N. Scottsdale Rd. For more information, call the audition number or visit online.

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Obituary Linda Mary Wiekhorst, 61, died peacefully Sept. 26. Her family would like to extend their love and appreciation to Hospice of the Valley for extending their tender loving care and dedication to Linda. Linda was a loving a nd devoted w i fe, mother, grandmother, g reat-g ra nd mot he r, sister, daughter, aunt a nd f r ie nd whos e passion was to love her family, animals and friends. Linda is survived by her husband, Wayne Wiek horst; son, Brandon Walz and his wife Melissa and their four children, Jenna, Austin, Tyler and Camron; along with her only great-granddaughter, Brogann; adopted son D.J.

Coolidge and his wife, Kaitlyn and their two children, Ryden and Ayden; adopted daughter, Kari Coolidge and her son, Hayze n; mot he r, Ma rge Leesemann and her husband,

Bernie; sister Lisa Collins Gonzalez, her husband, Joe, and their son Joey; sister, Lorraine CollinsCoady, her husband, Bart; sister, Patricia Burgis, her husband, Louis, and their son Bobby; brother, John Collins, his wife, Regina, and t hei r ch i ld ren, Danny and Caitlyn; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was loved dearly by her family and friends. A f uneral mass is scheduled for Oct. 5 at noon at St. Rose, 2825 W. Rose Canyon Circle in Anthem. In lieu of f lowers, donations may be made to Nature Conservancy of Arizona in memory of Linda Wiekhorst at 7600 N. 15th St. Ste. 100, Phoenix, Ariz., 85020.

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Lon Megargee, the man known as “Arizona’s original cowboy artist,” ran away from his Philadelphia home at age 13 to find adventure in the Wild West. It was on a ranch near the town of Cave Creek that he found that adventure as well as some inspiration for his future career in painting. Bob Boze Bell, executive editor of True West magazine, discussed the development of and influences on western artists during his Sept. 25 speech at Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House as part of the Arizona History Dinners series. One of the artists Bell discussed was Megargee, who had a house in Cave Creek and owned, as well as worked at, a ranch named El Rancho Cinco Uno. “He was a serial monogamous … and he was bigger than life,” said Bell of Megargee. “But he never really did make it as an artist.” Alonzo (Lon) Megarge, he added the extra “e” later in life, was born in Philadelphia in 1883, but since he never really felt at home on the East Coast, Megargee ran away to Arizona, Bell said. Megargee spent time out west doing a variety of jobs like milking cows and mending fences before he was able to purchase the ranch near Cave Creek. Megargee went broke during a drought and could not keep the ranch, but the loss of it led him to discover and pursue a new passion: painting.

He based most of his future paintings off of his time at the ranch and in Cave Creek, Bell said. “The Cowboy’s Dream,” one of Megargee’s most well-known paintings, was even created in the town of Cave Creek with Black Mountain in the background, Bell said. Megargee had the scene staged out, saddle and all, for the creation of the painting, according to Bell. Even after his death at age 75, Megargee was still close to Cave Creek. Some of his ashes were spread on the ranch near Cave Creek where he found his inspiration, Bell said. In addition to Megargee, Bell talked about western artists such as Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell to a crowd of about 60 people, including 70-year-old Scottsdale Legacy Gallery worker Judy Lejeck. “Lon Megargee was one of my favorites,” Lejeck said. “I was especially interested tonight because of the artists. I am really familiar with them, especially the deceased artists.” But not all of the attendants were as familiar with the topic. Beth Evard, 66, said she was looking for an opportunity to discover new things. “I don’t know anything about western art, and I want to learn, so I came tonight,” Evard said. “It’s a wonderful educational opportunity.” The Arizona History Dinners series is in its third year and was started thanks to an idea from the restaurants’ co-owner Eric Flatt and head chef Montez Crane,

said Amanda Malcolm the event coordinator at Cartwright’s. “They were interested in the history of Cave Creek and what makes it a unique place and that’s where the idea kind of sparked from,” Malcolm said. Cave Creek com mun it y members get to mingle and enjoy food, but also learn more about the town’s history. “It is the place that they live, and getting to know a little more about it is definitely one of the draws,” Malcolm said. The last two dinners, Oct. 9 and Oct. 23, will feature speakers discussing small town characters and the migration of the Hopi culture.


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Little Mermaid Jr. showing in Scottsdale

Desert Foothills Theater, a division of the Foothills C o m mu n it y Fou nd a t io n , kicks off its new season with its youth theater production of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr.” set for Oct. 4-13 in the Black Box Theater of Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60 t h St reet, i n North Scottsdale. The production features a cast of 35 emerging artists ages 8-14 and promises entertainment for the entire family. Directed by Aubrey Watk ins, with musical direction from Terry Smith, this Hans Christian Andersen tale became a Disney animated classic. The young actors and stage crew will bring an undersea world to life as they portray the main character Ariel’s quest to battle the evil witch Ursula. Along the way, she captures the heart of Prince Eric and interacts w it h color f u l sidek ick s and henchmen. Over t he yea rs, Deser t Foothills Theater has increased its commitment to providing educational opportunities for young actors throughout the North Valley. The nonprofit recently added a fourth location for classes and workshops at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity on Miller Road in order to provide easy access for families living in the Sonoran Hills, Grayhawk, Desert Ridge and other nearby communities. Watkins said that youth theater allows children to explore their creativity and learn more about themselves. In this production of “Disney’s The Lit t le Mer maid, Jr.,” she helps DFT’s young actors develop many skills, including character movement.

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Meet the characters — At “Ariel’s Under the Sea Tea Party” prior to the Oct. 6 matinee performance, English Rose Tea Room will provide a lunch at the theater where guests can meet the cast. Pictured above, Aubrey Watkins directs her young cast including Kiara Adams, Meagan Multz and Ashley Shirley.

“A lot of action takes place under the sea, and some members of the sea chorus are playing fish or turtles,” she said. “We’re not using wheelies or skates to extend the illusion of being under the sea, so we’re relying on everyone’s movement in their bodies to emphasize that under the sea action.” DFT’s youth actors also are learning how to adjust to rapid scene changes, particularly when it is time to move from land to sea.

“We’re relying a lot on character movement and the set to establish the difference and to create that change of feeling and mood between one and the other,” she said. Watkins encourages people of all ages to come see the show. “You’re goi ng to get a totally different look and feel in this production than what you’re used to seeing,” she said. “It will be a familiar story with an unexpected twist.” Mo r n i n g , m a t i ne e a nd

evening performances vary depending on date. Tickets range from $11 to $21. In addition, a special “Ariel’s Under the Sea Tea Party” will take at the theater at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 6. The special pre-performance lunch hosted by t he Eng l ish Rose Tea Room includes the chance to meet the play’s characters up close. Tickets for the Oct. 6 tea party are $10 for adults and children. Visit or call (480) 488-1981.


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Musical Theatre of Anthem has announced performances for its original musical “Oro and Leona,” the story of two Golden Lion Tamarin monkeys who are separated from the rest of their family and must learn to survive on their own in the Amazon rainforest. A cast of 47 area youth, ages 6-9, will be presenting the show Oct. 3-6 in Anthem. The music, inspired by the tropical rain forest, features a jungle feel similar to “The Lion King” and “Tarzan.” The show is directed by Terri Scullin and choreographed by Sarah Brayer. “Oro and Leona is an original musical written by myself and

my friend Adam Vargas,” Scullin said. “In addition to writing an entertaining show with good music, we also wanted the musical to contain several different lessons that we hope will resonate with our performers and our audiences. (With) issues ranging from taking care of the environment, to learning how to be independent, we hope the show will spark conversations between parents and their kids.” When t wo Golden Lion Tamarin monkeys, a brother and sister named Oro and Leona, are separated from the rest of their close knit family, they must learn quickly how to survive on their own in the Amazon rainforest. As they try to find their way back

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Ocotillo ‘Daughters’ meeting in Anthem T h e O c o t i l lo C h a p t e r Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its next meeting and program Oct. 12 at 9:35 a.m. in suite No. 435 at the Outlets at Anthem Community Room. The program’s guest speaker will be historian Abraham “Ru dy” By rd H i s tor i a n , surgeon general of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution and color guard v ic e c o m m a nd e r of t he A r izona Societ y SA R /

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What makes art valuable, really?

The amazing story of Pei-Shen Qian has given the art world pause. A struggling Chinese immigrant, Qian painted fake works attributed to the stars of abstract expressionism — Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, Robert Motherwell. A woman would pick up the pictures at Qian’s shabby house in Queens, N.Y., paying him a few thousand dollars each. She then drove them HARROP to Manhattan, where the big-league galleries sold the paintings for millions. Qian didn’t make copies of the famous painters’ works. He produced originals that the most practiced eyes took for the drippings of the most celebrated abstract expressionists. If you think this kind of art surges from the soul of genius, then Qian was one such font. The question naturally arises: What makes art valuable, really? The fancy dealers were happy selling Qians. The rich collectors were happy owning Qians. The museums and sponsors of international art shows happily displayed Qians. Everyone was happy with the pictures until everyone found out that Qian had painted them. Their economic value was obviously not in their brilliant execution but in a belief in the art world’s stamp of ultimate approval — a declaration of authenticity with a magnificent price tag attached. Let’s move on to bankrupt Detroit. The city now talks of selling off some masterworks in the Detroit Institute of Arts for much-needed cash. Those who regard these artworks as part of the public’s patrimony are appalled. Others ask why millions of civic dollars should remain frozen on a few square feet of museum wall space. Better they be spent on such basics as functioning streetlights. Michael Kinsley muses in The New Republic on the possibility of replacing the original art with


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Honesty and trust underrated Dishonesty, lying and cheating are not treated with the right amount of opprobrium in today’s society. To gain an appreciation for the significance of honesty and trust, consider what our day-to-day lives would be like if we couldn’t trust anyone. When we purchase a bottle of 100 pills from our pharmacist, how many of us bother to count the pills? We pull in to a gasoline station and pay $35 for 10 g a l lo n s of gasoline. How do we know for sure whether we in fact received Williams 10 g a l lo n s instead of 9.75? You pay $7 for a 1-pound package of filet mignon. Do you ever independently verify that you in fact received 1 pound? In each of those cases, and thousands more, we simply trust the seller. There are thousands of cases in which the seller trusts the buyer. Having worked 40 hours, I trust that George Mason University, my employer, will pay me. People place an order with their stockbroker to purchase

100 shares of AT&T stock, and the stockbroker trusts that he’ll be paid. Companies purchase 5 tons of aluminum with payment due 30 days later. Examples of honesty and trust abound, but imagine the cost and inconvenience if we couldn’t trust anyone. We would have to lug around measuring instruments to make sure that it was in fact 10 gallons of gas and 1 pound of steak that we purchased. Imagine the hassle of having to count out the number of pills in a bottle. If we couldn’t trust, we’d have to bear the costly burden of writing contracts instead of relying on a buyer’s or a seller’s word. We’d have to bear the monitoring costs to ensure compliance in the simplest of transactions. It’s safe to say that whatever undermines honesty and trust raises the costs of transactions, reduces the value of exchange and makes us poorer. Honesty and tr ust come into play in ways that few of us even contemplate. In my neighborhood, workers for FedEx, UPS and other delivery companies routinely leave packages that contain valuable merchandise on the doorstep if no one answers the door.

T he loc a l s up e r m a rke t leaves plants, fertilizer and other home and garden items outdoors overnight unattended. What’s more, the supermarket displays loads of merchandise at entryways and exits. In neighborhoods where there’s less honesty, deliverymen’s leaving merchandise on doorsteps and stores leaving merchandise outdoors unattended or at entryways and exits would be equivalent to economic suicide. Dishonesty is costly. Delivery companies cannot leave packages when the customer is not home. The company must bear the costs of making return trips, or the customer has to bear the costs of going to pick up the package. If a supermarket places merchandise outside, it must bear the costs of hiring an attendant — plus retrieve the merchandise at t he close of busi ness; that’s if it can risk having merchandise outdoors in the first place. Honesty affects stores such as supermarkets in another way. A supermarket manager’s goal is to maximize the rate of merchandise turnover per square foot of leased space. When theft is relatively low, the manager can

use all of the space he leases, including outdoor and entryway space, thereby raising his profit potential. That opportunity is denied to supermarkets in localities where there’s less honesty. That in turn means a higher cost of doing business, which translates into higher prices, less profit and fewer customer amenities. Crime, distrust and dishonesty impose huge losses that go beyond those suffered directly. Much of the cost of crime and dishonesty is borne by people who can least afford it — poor people. It’s poor people who have fewer choices and pay higher prices or must bear the transportation costs of going to suburban malls to shop. It’s poor people in high-crime neighborhoods who are refused pizza delivery and taxi pickups. The fact that honesty and trust are so vital should make us rethink just how much tolerance we should have for criminals and dishonest people. To find out more about Walter E. Williams and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at

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the midst of his early career. Charles Goodyear: The man who went on to found Goodyear tire and discovered how to vulcanize rubber was another entrepreneur who failed before he ultimately succeeded. Ulysses S. Grant: The 18th President of the United States and Civil War General famously failed at everything before being credited with winning the Civil War for the North. Samuel Clemens “Mark Twain”: Prior to becoming one of the greatest authors in American history Mr. Clemens struggled early on as a writer and chose to clean up his financial affairs by filing for bankruptcy. PT Barnum: The founder of the famous Barnum & Bailey Circus who famously said, “There is a sucker born every minute,” filed bankruptcy before he achieved success. Consult with an attorney prior to making the decision to file bankruptcy. If you do file, I urge you to use it as the basis on which you found your future success not just for yourself, but also for your family. Monte Alan Rich has been quoted in Newsweek, USA Today and has been published in the Michigan State Law Review. He was also made the list for “Top Lawyers in Arizona” for July 2013 as listed by the Legal Network and was also the host of the radio talk show “Life and Debt” and has appeared as a legal analyst on KZAT TV. Watch for free seminar dates at

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Meet Max, a full of energy black and tan German Shepard mix. This guy is 2 years old, very active and loves to play. Although he is 2, he still acts like a puppy! He has been neutered and had his shots. Max gets along well with other dogs and cats. He weighs in at 54 pounds. You can meet Max at Academy West Animal Clinic, 6231 W. Bell Rd. in Glendale, or call 602-938-8650. For other great dogs and cats looking for forever homes, contact Anthempets@ or We’re on Facebook and now Twitter @Anthempetsaz. Anthem Pets is a 501-c-3 serving lost, found and abandoned animals in the North Valley since 2005.


Anthem park, gate issues laughable A recent article on a proposed park in Anthem stated that one of the board’s primary concerns was that “outsiders” would use it. Although a tad irritated

by the comment, I rolled my eyes and let it go. Not because I’m not a fan of the lifestyle, restrictions and attitude of many Anthem residents but, ironically, because I thought to myself: “That’s so funny. They are concerned about ‘outsiders,’ but a few years ago made an issue about being able to use the gate on Desert Hills.” Then came a front page article about Anthem wanting to revisit the use of the gate. Not just use, but open it permanently. You may want to ask the sheriff’s department for the records on the number of tickets written and incidents at that gate before it was in its current, “secured” state. I know at one point the number was almost 80 tickets issued in 2 days. The gate was marked not to use except for emergency, and resident after resident used it despite the clear signage not to. Often they did not even stop for Desert Hills traffic. Drivers also failed to yield or stop for live stock and horseback riders as required by Arizona laws. Your article stated that in the past, due to a roll over, the gate had to be opened to re-route

traffic. Seems they already have a plan that works. The political pressure has seemed to mellow because the gate is closed, not because A n t h e m’s “c o m m e r c i a l appeal” grew. Many of us “outsiders” do not feel a need to continue pressure because there is less traffic speeding out the gate. I would bet you a million dollars that if the “outsiders” needed the gate open for their convenience, or if they abused the roads in Anthem, it would be a huge issue for Anthem residents. I understand Anthem not wanting outsiders to use their private clubs and pool. I don’t, however, understand the major concern with outsiders maybe using a piece of grass or a swing set. The police, fire and school buses have gate access, and it works fine. I hope they leave that can of worms closed for the safety and well being of everyone. I also know I have better odds to hit the lottery long before that ‘what if’ spill and chemical cloud happens. David Giordano New River

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Why open gate, wound?

I a lway s e njoy p u bl ic arguments that use “the safety of the public” as a crutch”. The Anthem / New River gate policy article has in it the solution for any concerns which might be raised regarding

the gate. And I quote: “police unlocked the gate … to alleviate traffic congestion.” If as the fire chief worries, we have an evacuation situation, then the police, who would already be involved, would of course

open the gate. My real question is: What is the self interest of the fire chief in opening this old wound? Tex Walton New River

Cave Creek’s claim to ‘Western’ title smells

Your lead story about “Cave Creek, Scottsdale spar over ‘Western’ Title” was a hoot to read. Mayor Francia said, “Scottsdale is all hat and no cattle.” Well, Cave Creek is mostly manure, but very little substance. Although many of our Arizona communities want to lay claim to “most western status,” it is true that for years Cave Creek maintained a true allegiance to its rich western traditions. With the economic downturn, lack of design reviews ordinances and selective ordinance enforcement mandated by the ex-town manager, Cave Creek has become a revolving door of businesses, while losing its eclectic charm. Very little of the eclectic uniqueness or rustic theme remains ... mostly tattoos, guns, pawns, Wal-Mart, McDonalds, sign clutter and Mexican ware. Our artist’s community is dwindling and disenchanted, as Flea markets and cheap arts and crafts shows compete with Hidden in the Hills Art Show. Equestrian trails, built by volunteers, are an important part of what makes Cave Creek so unique, yet our trails are being paved over with concrete and bricks. Town council offers no ordinance protection for this travesty. Our historic core Western buildings are being painted orange, red, greens, purples and blues—there is no sense of Western community from property owners who only want temporary monetary returns. Folks visit from around the


harrop from page 16 good copies. “If it takes an expert to detect the subtle differences that separate the original from a copy of it,” he writes, “how big a loss can it be if those subtle differences are not there?” And he notes that even the scholars often can’t tell whose hand wielded the brush, the Qian case being an example. One consideration for Detroit, though, goes back to the economics of art. Will people pay good money to visit a Monet they know is fake? After all, they could find one in my basement, painted by a relative at a night art class. Granted, it wasn’t the best rendition, but it was good enough for us. Crass though this may sound, much of the museum-going public’s pleasure comes from proximity to not greatness but items valued beyond imagining. I recall inching along a roped line to view the “Mona Lisa.” I’ve had closer examinations of the masterpiece in art books, but here, I was in the presence of the actual canvas. What did the personal experi-

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ence do for me? It let me go home and say, “Guess what. I saw the ‘Mona Lisa’ today.” We’re not sure where the hugely talented Qian has gone. Federal authorities have not charged him with a crime; their papers poetically refer to him as the “Painter.” The gallery dealers and art experts, meanwhile, face an unenviable choice: Either claim ignorance in the area that made their fortunes or admit to participating in an $80 million fraud. The unfairness of art world economics is clear. Stray cats now wander through the yard of Qian’s beaten and empty house. But one of the artists whose talents he convincingly replicated, Robert Motherwell, left a $25 million estate, including a home in the seaside resort of Provincetown, Mass. There is some consolation for Qian, however: Works signed by him are probably worth a good deal more today than before the scandal broke. I hope he’s busy painting. To find out more about Froma Harrop and read features by other Creators writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Web page at www.

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