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October 16, 2013 • Vol. 11, No.48

• Anthem

• Black Canyon City

Cave Creek OKs salary uptick,more Tara Alatorre

Despite citizen opposition voiced at its Oct. 7 meeting, Cave Creek Town Council approved an upward adjustment in salary for the town’s interim manager, Rodney Glassman. The town council approved the measure, citing that it agreed to pay Glassman the same amount paid to the previous town manager. When the council approved Glassman’s interim contract, it agreed to pay him $112,000. However, upon further inspection, the council determined the previous manager was actually paid $123,000 annually. The discrepancy happened due to a cost of living adjustment where the base pay was $112,000 plus several cost of living adjustments that were approved over the years, making the actual salary paid to the former town manager $123,000. The salary adjustment was approved with Trenk, Bunch and Charles Spitzer voting against the salary correction. “We signed the contract, a contract is a contract,” said Spitzer about his no vote. Vice Mayor Trenk and many citizens suggested that a bonus be awarded to Glassman after he fulfilled his contract obligations, saying the amount of $112,000

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Town throws down ‘most Western’ gauntlet on Scottsdale Tara Alatorre

Cave Creek’s mayor and town council paraded into downtown Scottsdale Oct. 8, arriving in a horse-drawn wagon behind an entourage of supporting residents, including the Cactus Shadows High School Marching Band, sheriff’s mounted posse members, and a 900-pound baby buffalo named Harley Wallbanger. They comprised the latest spectacle in an ol’ fashioned cowboy showdown for the title of “the West’s most Western town.” “We are deadly serious about our challenge,” said Cave Creek’s mayor, Vincent Francia, while addressing Scottsdale council members during their meeting. “Scottsdale has changed, changed for the better I might add. But you are no longer Western. Cave Creek is.” The showdown is scheduled to take place during Cave Creek’s Wild West Days on Nov. 2, starting at high noon, which includes

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Wagons Ho! — Council members, band members and other supporters hailing from Cave Creek descended upon Scottsdale last week to voice their challenge to the title of “the West’s most Western town.”

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Team effort — Patrick Grady, with help from Evelyn Johnson and many others affiliated with the Cave Creek Museum, has crafted a history book covering both Cave Creek and Carefree.

A 7-month labor of love has finally come to an end with local author Patrick Grady’s completion of a new book, “Images of America: Cave Creek and Carefree.” Grady, who wrote a book in 2009 about homesteading in the Cave Creek area, tapped into the museum’s archives for much of his latest book p r o j e c t ’s r e s e a r c h , a n d t he mu se u m i s l i s ted a s a co-author. Evelyn Johnson, executive director at the Cave Creek Museum, said the book idea had roots t racing back to about 4 years ago. She had not iced how many of t he m u s e u m’s p h o t o g r a p h s had little public exposure, and she wanted to change that. Grady, an urban history expert who became the book’s primary author, said that he was serving on the museum’s governing board when it decided that a book focusing on the history of Cave Creek and Carefree could be a productive fundraising


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undertaking for the museum. “Then we found a number of volunteers who were willing to write some chapters and willing to [do] some photo research work, and also there was a good deal of technical publishing kinds of requirements … that we had to meet,” he said. “One of our committee members, Sue Mueller, just spent countless hours working on those technical details, so the rest of us could kind of focus on the research and the history and the writing. That was really helpful.” As the title suggests, “Images of America: Cave Creek and Carefree” is mainly a collection of photographs, but it also has a mix of history and storytelling sprinkled throughout. To purchase a copy, visit the Cave Creek Museum on Skyline Drive in Cave Creek.

was already agreed upon in a signed contract despite the overlooked cost of living adjustment. Mayor Vincent Francia stated that council members and citizens should not look at the increased salary as a raise but merely a correction to an oversight. “This council gave its word,” Francia said. “I don’t see this as a raise. I see it as a correction.” The council also brought Cave

most western from page 1 a fast-draw gun contest between mayors, a pig race between vice mayors, a bull riding contest between town managers and a game of horse soccer between both councils’ members. Scottsdale’s mayor, Jim Lane, denied Francia’s request to add the challenge as a stand-alone item to the meeting agenda. Lane

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Creek Museum’s executive director, Evelyn Johnson, to tears of joy by unanimously granting the museum a special use permit, allowing it to operate as a designated museum for the first time since 1985. The museum, being located in a residential area, requires a special use permit in order to operate as an official designated museum. Its designation means it can apply for federal grants. The museum has operated since 1970 with between 8,000 to 10,000 visitors a year. The mu-

seum has technically been operating illegally for more than 25 years because the special use permit was never transferred when the town incorporated. “We are not only your culture keeper, but we also contribute to the financial health of the businesses in Cave Creek,” Johnson said. While preserving the town’s history, the council also agreed to enter into a contract with local artist Mark Carroll to create a 13-foot stainless steel horse monument, which will uniquely distinguish

both entrances to the town. The stainless steel horse sculpture also incorporates natural sandstone and rusted steel, signifying a mix of rustic and contemporary. Cost for the sculptures is not projected to exceed $20,000. Carroll’s design was chosen amongst seven other artist submissions, which were scouted with the help of the Sonoran Arts League. Cave Creek will pay for the cost of the concrete and rebar to construct each monument pedestal.

jokingly called Cave Creek the “far reaches of the northwest parts of Scottsdale,” but never responded to the calls for the city to accept the challenge during the meeting. However, Lane defended Scottsdale’s ownership of the slogan in an open letter written last month, noting the many horse events the city hosts such as the Parada Del Sol and Scottsdale Showdown.

Mayor Francia and council members rebuked the denial by using their 3-minute call to the public to speak about the challenge to Scottsdale citizens and council members. If Scottsdale doesn’t show up to next month’s showdown, then Cave Creek officials said there is always next year. Curious Scottsdale residents came out of their offices and homes to watch the cowboys and

cowgirls donning 10-gallon hats, leather chaps, spurs, big belt buckles and cowboy boots while heading northbound on 75th Street to the tune of “Happy Trails,” on horseback. Tim Olsen of Scottsdale Pedicabs wasn’t happy about the horse manure left on his street, but did welcome the friendly rivalry. “Who cares who wins or loses, it’s the fun of the challenge,” he said while watching the parade.

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Pet adoption Black Canyon City serves ‘Wine, Cheese, Pie’ center opens in North Valley The Valley’s homeless pets will soon have another place to call home as the Arizona Humane Society opens its second retail and adoption location, Petique at The Shops at Norterra. The Shops at Norterra is located on the northeast corner of the I-17 and Happy Valley Road and aims to increase the visibility of AHS’ shelter pets, while also offering North Valley animal lovers a neighborhood adoption experience. The new store, in partnership with RED Development, will celebrate its grand opening beginning at 4 p.m. Oct. 25 with a “VIP Marking of the Territory Ceremony and Ribbon Snipping” during Norterra’s Halloween Fall Festival. The celebration will also feature a variety of adoptable pets and 20 percent off retail throughout the weekend. “We are thrilled for the expansion of our Petique brand to the North Valley,” said Elizabeth Claxton, director of customer experience. “This valuable partnership with RED Development will allow us to find even more forever homes for the animals in our care.” Petique will offer companion animals for adoption, including dogs, cats and critters and will also feature a small retail

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The Board of the Black Canyon City Chamber of Commerce will be presenting its sixth annual “Wine, Cheese, and Pie” fundraising event on Oct. 26. This is the fifth year the event will be held at historic Rock Springs Café with all events in their outdoor garden patio at the base of the Bradshaw Mountains. The event is held to raise funds for the nonprofit organization, and the majority of the funds are used to maintain the visitors center at Harmil Plaza and for community donations. The visitors center welcomes many guests from around the world. Itn provides information about area attractions, recreational opportunities and hospitality amenities, as well as information about other regions in the state. The chamber oversees the visitors center and is very proud of the amount of commerce its tourists brings to its business community and to other areas within

the state. Year to date, the visitors center has helped more than 4,500 visitors with half coming from out of state and out of the country. The event is from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and includes a silent auction from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., casino gambling with the famous AZ Duude from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and dancing under the stars in the cool evening until 10 p.m. Cost is $15 per person if purchased before the day of the event directly from the chamber website,, or $20 at the door. A table of eight can be purchased for $100. The price includes three glasses of various wines and $500

in “poker chips” for gambling. A grand prize will be given to the gambler with the highest winnings. There will also be light appetizers served, and Rock Springs will have their outdoor bar open for those who do not prefer wine. Pie served that evening will be donated by historic Rock Springs Café; a long time member of the chamber. Rock Springs Café is located 30 minutes north of Phoenix off of I-17 exit 242. Contact Claudia at 602703-6007 for auction item questions. Event questions can be answered at the visitors center, 623-374-9797, or Lori Martinez, 602-339-0959.


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Cave Creek merges court with Carefree Tara Alatorre

Cave Creek To w n Cou nc i l e nte red i nto a n intergovernmental agreement to consolidate its court system with Carefree during its regular Oct. 7 meeting. The town council’s decision ultimately weathered several critical comments about the measure. According to the intergovernmental agreement, Cave Creek will pay Carefree $146,000 a year to manage and appoint the staff responsible for operating both municipalities court system, passing with a 6-1 vote. The newly passed IGA is i ntended to help both municipalities increase ef f icienc y whi le reducing

budget expenditures based on the historical cost of court operations for both towns. The court will remain located in the town of Cave Creek, and the town will spend $60,000 in allocated budget funds to make improvements to the courthouse, ensuring a smooth transition with the increased use of the facility. The town is expected to save more than $188,000 a year. “It is an opportunity to work in tandem with Carefree and capitalize on the efficiencies of their court,” said Vice Mayor Adam Trenk. However Councilman Ernie Bunch voted against the IGA, saying the numbers needed to be scrutinized more by the council, since the savings calculated

were based on the projected 2014 court budget. He emulated the concerns of many citizens, citing hesitations about the 2014 court budget being overly inflated because the projection is historically higher than it’s ever been. “We’re going to pass this and find out what the results are later on,” Bunch said. “I think it’s irresponsible to pass this. We’re going to lose revenue because of this.” However, Town Attorney Marlene Pontrelli said the projected budget was historically high because the court has been out of compliance and the Arizona Administrative Office of Courts demanded that Cave Creek hire more

staff. She said the AOC was enthusiastic about the merger, and that either town may terminate the contract. Carefree Mayor David Schwan attended the town council meeting to speak in favor of the IGA, saying Carefree’s town council unanimously approved t he IGA dur ing a recent executive session. A Superior Court judge gave his preliminary approva l for t he cou r t consolidation, which is required for the IGA, and the both towns should be operating under one courthouse by December. “We believe it’s a fair agreement for both towns, a cooperation for the two towns, and should result in cost savings for both towns,” said Mayor Schwan.

Cool, w i ndy weat he r didn’t stop more than 400 runners, walkers, volunteers, f a m i ly o r f r ie nd s f r o m participating in the 12th annual LINDA’s W.I.S.H 5K Run/ Walk on Oct. 5.

The Anthem-based r un/ walk raised more than $9,000, s a i d D y M o g a n , e ve n t coordinator. “ T he hu m a n s p i r it i s still on track to help fund breast cancer research and

technology for those that are fighting to beat this horrible disease, and we are so proud of all our local communities, sponsors and Anthem Country Club for t hei r cont i nued u n w a v e r i n g s u p p o r t ,”

Mogan said. Funds raised for Linda’s W.I.S.H. will be distributed to Team W.I.S.H. members to help them reach their $2,300 goals in order to participate in a 3-day, 60mile walk taking place Nov. 8-10.

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Cave Creek family vies in national cooking contest Suzanne Patterson of Cave Creek and her 7-year-old daughter Amanda have entered the Uncle Ben’s “Ben’s Beginners” Cooking Contest, a movement designed to help children learn to make healthier choices, at an early age, by getting them interested in cooking. Those wishing to help the Pattersons become finalists are encouraged to follow these steps: Visit online, locate the Patterson’s “Quick Creamy Mexican Rice and Chicken” video demonstration of their recipe and vote for it. Voting can be done once every 24-hour period through Oct. 27. If selected as a grand prize winner, then the Patterson family will receive $15,000 cash and a $30,000 cafeteria makeover for Horseshoe Trails Elementary School in Cave Creek. Two members of the Patterson family will also appear on “The Rachael Ray Show.” Parents with children who are in kindergarten through eighth grade were asked to submit a home video that showed the family together in the kitchen i nt r o du c i n g a r ic e - ba s e d dish they prepared and discussing t he i r ex pe r ie nce cook i ng t o g e t he r. T he c o n t e s t received hundreds of entries from families throughout the United States.

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Anthem, Cave Creek vets among inductees

The annual induction ceremony of the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame will take place Oct. 25 from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th Street in Phoenix. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Among the many inductees t his year’s ceremony wi l l recognize includes two local veterans: Mary Ann Derryberry of Anthem, Marine Corps; and Ronald R. Green of Cave Creek, Air Force veteran. The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony recognizes Arizona veterans who have honorably served the United States through military service and who have continued to serve and inspire American citizens

with deeds and accomplishments throughout their lifetime. This will be the 13th class of veterans inducted since 2001. Veterans and the public are invited to the induction ceremony, which includes lunch. Through Oct. 18, lunch costs $60. To make reservations or to obtain additional details about the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon, visit Veterans and the public who do not have access to the website should forward names, lunch entrée choices (beef, chicken or vegetarian) and check or money order payable to “Unified Arizona Veterans” no later than Oct. 18 to: Treasurer John Burden, c/o

Unified Arizona Veterans, P.O. Box 34338, Phoenix 85067. All lunches are pre-paid. Lunches will not be sold at the induction ceremony event. In addition to the induction ceremony and luncheon, there is a “thank you” reception for veterans and the public. The reception is Oct. 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Shrine Auditorium. There, the Class of 2013 will be introduced and the Arizona Veterans Award will be presented to this year’s recipient. Cost is $60 per person through Oct. 18. To make reservations for the reception, use Veterans and the public who do not have access to the web site should forward their names

and payment to Treasurer John Burden, c/o Unified Arizona Veterans, P.O. Box 34338, Phoenix 85067. For general infor mation about the reception, induction ceremony and luncheon, contact Carol Culbertson, secretary, Unified Arizona Veterans, at 602-943-7834; or Bob Madden, chair, Unified Arizona Veterans, at 602-999-5992. The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Unified Arizona Veterans, Inc., located in Phoenix, Arizona, and recognized by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society, and the Office of the Governor.

Go Green clean-up in Anthem Saturday Anthem residents will have the opportunity to recycle electronics, personal documents, paint and household hazardous waste items at their semi-annual Go Green event on Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ACC Community Center parking lot, 41130 N. Freedom Way. New this year, Clean Harbors will be accepting household hazardous waste items from Anthem residents. Examples include appliances, bleach, car batteries, cleaners, CFL light bulbs, computers, paint, pesticides, pool chemicals, oil and tires. In addition, SafetyKleen will also receive and recycle up to 1,500 gallons of old paint. Five gallons of paint per Anthem

household will be permitted. Republic Services and Westech Recyclers will be on hand to recycle acceptable large appliances, electrical items, telecom, audio/ visual equipment and other paper-, cardboard-, plastic-, metaland glass-based recyclable items. Shred-it will provide secure destruction of household sensitive materials including bank statements, check stubs and credit card offers. The following items will not be accepted for shredding: metal, CDs, tapes, disks, binder clips and three-ring binders. File folders with metal will be accepted. Big Brothers and Big Sisters will assist residents with cloth-

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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 LAKE PLEASANT—The striper bite at this lake northwest of Phoenix is one of the state’s best right now. This is a great boating lake as well. Lake Pleasant Regional Park is under the jurisdiction of Maricopa County. Gary Senft, a Bass Pro at Bass Pro Shops, 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. SAGUARO LAKE—Lake elevation measured at 1,526 feet, 95 percent full. Top-water

morning action is hot. CANYON LAK E—Lake elevation measured at 1,659 feet, 97 percent full. 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 ¼-ounce jighead. BARTLETT LAKE—Lake elevation measured at 1,796 feet, 98 percent full. Gary Senft said shad have started migrating to

The Foothills Focus 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.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. LOW ER SA LT R I V ER (below Saguaro Lake)—Reports 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.

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Hot Shots service buggy drove through the town and parked in front of the event, it was met with spontaneous tears, applause, salutes and cheers. People openly wept when they saw the buggy that was empty of the men we so missed. And although there were plenty of tears, the event was largely a show of love and support for the survivors. Yarnell has always been a unique, quirky town of closeknit friendly people who found something special in a place that was always big on “neighborly love.” When the beast of the fire roared through their town on June 30, it ripped into the heart of the people and this quiet enclave of homes. The fire burned houses in a random, hop-scotch manner that makes no sense. Stand on a street and find a wood house with a metal roof untouched by the blaze and every house next to it and across from it completely turned to ash. Walk further and see peoples’ lives torn apart as their homes, cars and belongings are nothing but disintegrated bits of memories, blowing in the wind. A house on Lakewood Drive is completely burned to the ground, but a tree blackened in the front yard holds a child’s tire rope swing that seems untouched by flames, which moves gently in the breeze. Burned out cars are strewn around the property. A man in Yarnell said that the house he just built is gone, but his garage is standing. A lady cr ied when she described how her art studio burned to the ground. An elderly couple with minutes to evacuate ran to their car and, in their desperate haste to flee the fire that overtook their neighborhood, backed their car into a ditch. They fled on foot, shocked and barely able to keep walking until a sheriff picked them up. The town folks of Yarnell are still reeling from the disaster they experienced, yet they cannot stop thinking that they were the lucky ones. So many residents who lost everything cried when they talked about the firefighters who perished. “We have our lives and cannot complain,” was the comment repeated over and over again by the towns’ residents. One man cried openly as he stood in front of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots buggy and said, “I can walk on the ridge above my house and look down to where those brave men died. I will never forget them and pray


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Pet of the Week Babe i s a 6 -ye a r- old Norwegian Elk Hound. This very affectionate lady loves belly rubs and long daily walks. She has been spayed and is current on her shots. She gets along great with other dogs and cats. Babe was owned by a soldier that served in Afghanistan, and when he returned he could no longer care for her. Babe wants to bond closely with one person. She is very loving and obedient and needs that special bond again. She is very affectionate and wants to please her owner. This gal is very energetic and definitely not a couch potato. It’s not known how she would do with small children. To find out more information on Babe please contact to set up a meet and greet. For more great animals needing a forever home, check out or visit Anthem Pets on Facebook. Anthem Pets is a nonprofit serving the North Valley since 2005.

Autumnfest in Anthem celebrates fall season

Celebrate all things fall as the Anthem Community Council hosts its sixth annual Autumnfest. This family-friendly event celebrates the season with fallf lavored festivities including arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides, pumpkin picking and an apple pie baking contest. The event is open to the public and will be held Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Anthem Community Park, 41730 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., in Anthem. Free admission and parking. This year’s activities include:

• Arts and crafts: Vendors will showcase and sell their handmade goods and wares • Carnival rides and games: Frazier Shows Carnival offers a host of rides and attractions including a Ferris Wheel, fun house and carousel. The Carnival will run Oct. 24-27 • Kids’ Zone: hay and train rides, inflatables and a toy car racing track. • Apple pie baking contest: Home-made apple pie recipes will be taste-tested for judging on Oct. 26. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded • Pumpkin patch: Pick the


perfect pumpkin to decorate and paint • Food court/beer and wine garden: Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase • Live entertainment: Join Mr. B and the Stingers, the Desert Dixie Band, magicians and balloon artists • A ne w e nt e r- t o -w i n raffle contest The ACC will also be offering information about Anthem’s 15th Anniversary Celebration. Autumnfest is sponsored by ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance and EPCOR Water. Visit for more info.

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page 8   FACEBOOK.COM/THEFOOTHILLS.FOCUS ARIZONA STATE LAND DEPARTMENT 1616 WEST ADAMS STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 PUBLIC AUCTION SALE NO. 04-115925 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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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

bluhm from page 6 each day for them and their families.” We have all been grieving for the Hot Shots. Imagine living each day in the shadow of that boxed canyon, looking out at the blackened trees that should be bursting with color, the houses that crumbled like sticks and the mountain of rubble that was once your neighborhood. Not h i ng is ret u r n i ng to normal. It will never be quite the same. The stark reality of what we lost that day in June and the staggering burden it has cast on a small, mountain town is overwhelming. Yarnell has a big job to rebuild and before that there is a still a huge cleanup required. In some parts of Glen Ilah, the subdivision t hat wa s h it ha rdest, it look s l i ke a bomb we nt of f. T he d e s t r u c t io n i s heart-wrenching.

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In a completely burned area of Yarnell, as far west as you can go in Glen Ilah, there are enormous, black boulders that are charred and cracked, trees burned to crisps and every inch of ground is hardened gray, like a moonscape. And then, in the midst of such destruction, life finds a way. A sunflower that stands 4 feet tall in all its glory, proudly sprouts up from scarred earth. Look further and in between two boulders that look like massive charcoal briquettes, another sunflower springs up, defying death, standing tall as if to say, “We can rise above this.” Yarnell is rising. We can help. Contact Kaye Huckleberry at the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group for donation info at kanme64@ Judy Bluhm is a writer and a local realtor who lives in the Anthem area. Have a story or a comment? Email Judy at

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department has stepped up efforts to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species during the federal government shutdown. Because boat ramp access to some Arizona lakes under federal jurisdiction has been restricted, more boaters and anglers are using Lake Pleasant and Lake Havasu dur ing the shutdown. According to AZGF, Those two lakes are already infested wit h quag ga mussels, an invasive species that competes for limited resources in local waters, clogs pipes and drains and causes millions of dollars in damage to boats, power plants and municipal water systems infrastructure. If left unchecked, these tiny mussels could spread to other Arizona lakes, causing even more damage. To help prevent this, the A r i zona Game a nd Fish Department is notifying all boaters to “clean, drain and dry” their boats before towing them away from the lake. To m M c M a h o n , t h e department’s invasive species program coordinator, said the state is serious about protecting lakes for boaters, anglers and visitors to enjoy. “Quagga mussels and other invasive species may out-compete sport fish and native species for the limited nutrients in our lakes,” McMahon said. “Even worse, they multiply quickly, grow into large colonies and attach to lake structures, water pipes, grates, boat hulls, propellers and even

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marker buoys. Unless a boater empties his bilge, ballast tanks, live well and engine of all water when he leaves the lake, young microscopic quagga mussels can hitch a ride and spread their havoc statewide.” To combat the spread of this destructive species, Game and Fish enforcement officers are telling boaters at Lake Pleasant and Lake Havasu to take these steps: • Clean your boat by wiping down all surfaces to remove water and microscopic hitchhikers. • Pull the plug and drain all water from your boat. Make sure to drain the bilge and live well, and pump out the ballast tank. Leave the plug out when you drive home. • Dry your boat and keep it out of other lakes for at least five days. Drying your boat thoroughly is the best way to prevent the spread of quagga mussels and other invasive species. On October 5 and 6, Arizona Game and Fish law enforcement

personnel patrolled the 10-lane boat ramp at Lake Pleasant and contacted boat operators about cleaning, draining and drying their boats and educated about aquatic invasive species laws. According to Tyler VanVleet, law enforcement program manager for the Mesa district, most boaters were cordial and glad their stop resulted in a written warning and not a citation. “When necessary, we’ll stop boaters from leaving infested lakes. Eleven boat operators were issued written warnings for failing to pull their plugs prior to leaving the lake last weekend, and additional enforcement is scheduled,” VanVleet said. “Law enforcement is a valuable tool for reaching a new boating au d ie nc e t h a t m i g ht b e unfamiliar with the clean, drain, dry message. Responsible boaters are the key to protecting ou r waters f rom aqu at ic invasive species.”

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Movie Review Gravity Dir: Alfonso Cuarón Starring: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney Monte’s Rating: 5.00 out of 5.00 A sense of wonder, the same feeling the drives exploration, saturated Alfonso Cuarón’s brilliant space drama “Gravity.” Science fiction films are filled with conventions, ones that usually lean towards aliens or f lights of futuristic imagery. Cuarón explored space in an artful way, with all its imperfections and impossibilities. The visual beauty in nearly every frame and the simplistic, though multifaceted under tones, marked “Gravity” as an achievement in filmmaking. To begin, the looming presence of Earth holds frame as an orbiting group of astronauts approaches. While talking to the unseen “Houston” (Mission Control voiced by Ed Harris), veteran Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) and engineer Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) call off their spacewalk. Debris from a blown up satellite travels towards them at bullet-like speeds. Before Kowalski and Stone can head to safety, the fragments arrive and destroy everything, people and property included. Kowalski and Stone are the only survivors, communication with Mission Control is lost and the debris orbits back around

That was the startlingly dramatic first 13 minutes of the film. Visually, “Gravity” was beautiful and detailed. Earth was distinguished with land markings and climate changes. Darkness loomed while, at other moments, sunshine streaked; the creation of the background elements was a film itself. The use of 3-D subtly drew the viewer into the world. There were very

few moments where the gimmick was exposed, but when it was pronounced, t he met hod was sur pr isi ng and utilized effectively. Sandra Bullock was splendid in the lead role. Her character’s story was integral to her survival and the complexities associated with her struggle with mortality. Bullock embodied an emotionally hurt woman who was undeniably affected

by her place in the world, though her fortitude remained an essential aspect of her foundation. The emptiness and loneliness of space was reflected in her composition. Cuarón revealed these qualities delicately through the narrative, avoiding the opportunity to forcefully impose easy, deliberate explanation to the viewer. George Clooney was also good in the supporting role, being the only form of survival support for the inexperienced Stone. Clooney delivered simple lines of dialogue with confidence and comfort. The narrative did an ingenious job of making the dialogue, which was a kind of straightforward chatter, into a form of motivational self-talk. Kowalski’s good guy mentality, wisecracking and all, lent to positive affirmations amidst the looming anticipation of the deadly unknown. Stone’s blind conversation to Mission Control, timid and repetitive, kept her focus on survival and a connection to humanity. While some may see this as a narrative flaw, it keeps the characters grounded with an awareness of reality, instead of falling into the trappings of over-examination. While the film required some leaps of logic, distances between traveled locations having been a major point of unfeasibility, the film was so well shaped it was easy to overlook. “Gravity” was the wonderful kind of movie that makes fans remember why they fell in love with film in the first place. It brought back the wonder and magic of filmmaking.


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Biketoberfest rolls into Cave Creek this weekend

On the weekend of Oct. 18, Mark Bradshaw’s Hideaway Grille, 6746 E. Cave Creek Rd. in Cave Creek will celebrate its 15-year anniversary with Biketoberfest. Day rides, live music, contests and a silent auction are just a few of the festivities that will take place at both Bradshaw’s Hideaway Grill and his other local hangout, the Cave Creek Tap Haus, 6900 E. Cave Creek Rd. The Hideaway is an established hub for local bikers and those just passing through. It plays host to custom bike builders, motorcycle celebrities and enthusiasts. Since 1998, Bradshaw has evolved his hole-in-the-wall hangout into a national biker destination. Its name has appeared in several notable motorcycle magazines, including Easy Rider, American Bagger and Biker. A decade af ter founding t he Hideaway, Bradshaw teamed up with Jim and Lisa O’ Toole to establish the Cave Creek Tap Haus, which features more than 50 microbrews and domestic beers on tap. Biketoberfest and the Hideaway’s 15th anniversary solidify Bradshaw’s lifelong dream. An Arizona native, he always envisioned a bar where bikers could escape the city. Now he owns two bars and is a celebrity in his own right. Biketoberfest runs Oct. 18-20 with entertainment beginning with a day ride at noon on Friday. The route ends at the Tap Haus for an Arizona Bike Builders

Dinner, followed by a Metal King concert at 9 p.m. On Saturday, the second annual 100 Club of Arizona Poker Run will take place from 9 am. to 11 a.m. It will include motorcycle riding, raffles and an auction. The Tap Haus will host a dart contest in the beer garden, as well as a Bikini Bike Wash. The final day of Biketoberfest begins with the Buddy Stubbs Ride. A silent auction at the Tap Haus, as well as a “Burn Out” contest, will round out Sunday’s events. Vendors and live music will be a feature throughout the weekend. Hideaway events: Oct. 18 • Day ride at noon • 15 Year Anniversary • Vendors all day • Live music 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 19 • 100 Club Ride starts here • KDKB with “Ruby Cheeks” • Hog roast, tattoo contest, ice luge • Vendors a l l day, live music 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 20 • Buddy Stubb Ride ends here at 2 p.m. • Vendors a l l day, live music 11 a.m.-7 p.m. To learn more about Mark Bradshaw’s the Hideaway visit or call 480-595-0358. To learn more about the Cave Creek Tap Haus call 4 8 0 - 4 8 8 - 33 0 0 , v i s i t c ave c r e e k t a p h a u s .c o m o r e m a i l i n f o @

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Arizona Broadway Theatre, Severson Sisters fight bullying

Season Nine is underway at Arizona Broadway Theatre, and its season opened with a production appropriate for October, National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month: “Hairspray.” Wit h t he prom i nent t heme of overcoming bullying and discrimination throughout the show, ABT has teamed up with Scottsdale-based nonprofit Severson Sisters to bring bullying solutions to the West Valley. During the run of the show, bullying

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Community Events SATURDAY Model aircraft fly-in One Eighth Air Force is playing host to a model aircraft fly-in Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. until dark at Adobe Mountain Park on 43rd Avenue south of Pinnacle Peak Road. Follow signs from Pinnacle Peak Road. Saturday evening’s dinner will be catered at the flying field. The fly-in will also be held Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. Admission is free. Vehicle parking fee is $5. For more info visit or call 602-361-8475. Shot clinic for pets A low-cost shot clinic, hosted by Anthem Pets, will be held Oct. 19 starting at 9 a.m. at Jackass Acres Dog Park in Anthem between Anthem Way and New River Road, east of the I-17 frontage road. Services, provided by Tom Ratke of Academy West Animal Hospital, are to include shots for rabies, canine DHLPP, bordetella, feline rabies, feline distemper, FELV, rattlesnake boosters and micro-chipping. Job fair O ut le t s at A nt he m, i n partnership with Goodwill Industries, will hold a job fair Oct. 19 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More than 20 stores are seeking to add more than 150 full-time and part-time associates. The job fair will be held in suite 410 at the Outlets at Anthem. ‘Grossology’ at the library Ages 8-12 are invited to visit North Valley Regional Library Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. to experiment with yucky stuff, based on the gross science of the body from Sylvia Branzei’s “Grossology” book series. Leading “Grossology” at the library will be Mark Carter, who has presented science programs to kids for many years. An outdoor experiment, “Diet Coke Mentos Geysers,” will conclude the program. Registration needed. Call 602- 652-3000 or visit MIM concert The Musical Instr ument Museum in North Phoenix will play host to a concert Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. by 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Wanda Jackson. Jackson, known as “the Queen of Rockabilly” is credited with being the first woman to ever record a rock and roll song— “Let’s Have a Party” in 1958— and her Saturday performance is part of the MIM’s “Women Who Rock” concert series. Tickets are $37.50-$44.50. SUNDAY Bikers Against Child Abuse Carefree Salons is teaming up with Chester’s Harley Davidson in Mesa this year to present its

fourth annual Bikers Against Child Abuse fundraiser. The charity event runs between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at I-17 and Carefree Hwy. and features an early Halloween opportunity for kids to wear their costumes. Hayrides, games, raffle prizes, local vendors, Four Peaks Animal Rescue will all be there. Chester’s Harley Davidson is hosting a ride ($10 registration per bike) led by NASCAR celebrity artist Mark Brodie to benefit BACA. Contact 623-7803540 for more info. TUESDAY MindQuest lecture series On Oct. 22, local historian J. Patrick Grady will share stories of gunslinger James Houck, Charles Hardy, who f led Colorado to escape the law, and “Cattle Kate” among others. All lectures begin at 7 p.m. and include coffee and dessert beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Foothills Com mu n it y Fou nd a t io nHolland Community Center located at the corner of 60th Street and Carefree Highway. Tickets are transferable. Register for the entire season or for individual lectures at mindquest_lectures.html or call 480-488-1090 to order by phone. LATER IN THE MONTH Art gallery social Visit the art gallery on the Fellowship Church Campus in Anthem Oct. 25 for an evening with family, friends, live music, boutique shopping, cuisine, car show, food truck, wine and beer. The casual gathering, located at 39905 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy. in Anthem, runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for more info call 480375-1246. Water For Our World El Pedregal at The Boulders in Scottsdale will host the “Champions of the World” fundraising benefit Oct. 26 6 p.m.-9 p.m. for the nonprofit Water For Our World. Park anniversary program C av e C r e e k R e g i o n a l Park will celebrate its 21st anniversary Oct. 26 starting at 4 p.m. Features include a lighthearted presentation on ravens, guest appearances by critters and their handlers, a “Coyote Howling Contest,” a stargazing presentation, costume contest and trick-or-treating until 9 p.m. 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. EARLY NEXT MONTH Craft show The New River Senior Center is looking for participants for a Nov. 2 craft show, which will run on-site from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crafters ages 65 and older may set up a table for free, otherwise the fee is $10. All crafters must bring their own table. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call 623-465-0367. Pickleball The National Pick leball Tournament begins Nov. 11 in Buckeye, Ariz.. In light of the sport’s heightened visibility, more people may wonder what pickleball is all about. Any residents in Anthem or neighboring communities who are interested in playing some casual pickleball or just wanting to find out more about the sport are encouraged to call 208-4207558 and ask for Walt. After Nov. 6, use 623-551-1207 to contact Walt. 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.

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At an Oct. 9 “Live with Dr. V” community forum at Gavilan Peak School in Anthem, the superintendent of the Deer Valley Unified School District voiced his concerns about tight budgets at his public schools and how they might be solved. “We have to do some pretty aggressive things,” Superintendent James Veitenheimer said. “The bond election is one way to infuse money into the system. The other way is to make sure that we continue to garner our kids, to bring our kids in from our community. “The enrollment of our district is yet again this year—for I believe at least 5 years in a row—down from where it was the prior year. We have about 34,000 kids in the system; we’re down 2 percent, which is about 600 kids.” Since state aid awards for schools are tied to student enrollment figures, Deer Valley Unified School District’s drop of approximately 600 students means it can also count on about $3 million less in state aid for the year. Close to 10 of the district’s campuses have such low enrollment numbers that Veitenheimer

said they are too expensive to operate in a traditional way. To combat the trend, he said that the district is looking at its programs, services and marketing for answers. But the superintendent said that a hard-hit state economy, coupled with charter school competition, won’t make recovery efforts any easier. “Economically, I think we’re moving in a much better direction,” he said.” That’s good, but I think we have to compete. We need market share. We need customers.” To make district schools stand out, language immersion programs—like the Mandarin Chinese one at Gavilan Peak—were

championed as a recruitment tool, but they come with their own set of challenges, too. For example, finding and retaining qualified staff to teach subjects like math and science completely in a foreign language can prove very difficult. Veitenheimer said that, when he started working at DVUSD, some people were questioning the value of devoting resources to a language immersion program like Mandarin, but he’s convinced of its value. “I’m not sure there’s a better investment than to do [language development] this way,” he said. “Our kids should be at least bilingual—if not tri-lingual— whenever they’re done.”

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North Valley Symphony Orchestra’s season opening

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The North Valley Symphony Orchestra, presenting its second orchestral season to communities of the Phoenix North Valley, and the season includes four music performances, is starting its season Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. with “Journeys Fantastique” at the North Canyon High School Auditorium, 1700 E. Union Hills Drive. The “Journeys Fantastique” program is a group of selections to showcase the season.

Composer Hector Berlioz was only 24 years old when he became obsessed with Harriet Smithson, a popu la r Sha kespea rean actress performing in Paris. His obsession caused him to compose “Symphonie Fantastique,” which depicts a turbulent ride through the mind of a man obsessed with his “beloved” but unable to be with her. In the final movement of the symphony, his dreams ultimately turn nasty and he has

visions of his beloved taunting him from the underworld in a dance. Providing narration will be Jason Bressler, executive director of North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. In a similar theme, Saint Saens’ “Danse Macabre” is a journey into the centuries-old celebration of the Dance of Death, which occurs at midnight on All Hallows’ Eve. Last season’s Summerford Violin Competition

winner, Gabrielle Lorenc, will play the “Danse Macabre” solo, which represents the devil playing fiddle throughout the dance. The Youth Orchestra will complete our journey that evening with Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite,” which is based on the travels of Peer Gynt into the “Hall of the Mountain King,” where trolls and gnomes abound. NVSO is committed to making

concer t tickets af fordable for all. Ticket prices are $5 each concert or $15 for a full season pass to include all four concerts. Purchase tickets at or by calling 623-980-4628. If i nterested i n joi n i ng NVSO, or in helping to manage or sponsor the organization in any way, email board@ or call 623-980-4628.


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I needed lumber, and Charlie was the guy who delivered it, which is how we ended up standing in my garage chatting about hometowns and families until, out of nowhere, we started talking about life after divorce. Divorce that, in both cases, sliced up our families many years ago. No matter. One word a nd t he mood SCHULTZ shifted. Over the years, I’ve come to think that parents like us have a sort of radar for one another. We are wired for the trigger words that can pop up anywhere — in a checkout line, on an airplane, in a garage on a sunny afternoon. You’re chirping along with someone you don’t even know, when a just-so phrase escapes the lips — “my ex-wife ... my son’s father ... it was my turn to have the kids” — and faces change in the time it takes you to say, “Me, too.” Both Charlie and I are in happy, long-term second marriages, but all he had to do was refer to a “broken home” to get my heart pumping. “Don’t call it that,” I pleaded. “I just mean,” he said, letting his sentence trail off. I know. Lord, I know. We were virtual strangers ack nowledgi ng a sad and enduring camaraderie. Once divorced, always divorced.

Just ask our kids. “My wife and I work hard never to bad-mouth my ex-wife,” Charlie said. “We want my son to love his mother, no matter what.” It’s not always easy, he admitted. But it’s what’s right. It’s also what will keep Charlie’s son in his father’s orbit when he gets to decide where he spends his time. Once our kids are old enough to choose, they’ve got no interest in lugging around somebody else’s grudges. Maybe it was the way the sun was hitting the changing leaves on the tree near where Charlie and I were standing. Could have been the crisp breeze pinching our cheeks. Suddenly, I was aware of timing. As I listened to him talking about his son, I couldn’t help but think about the annual gridlock that soon will turn otherwise-decent parents into combatants who will leave their children’s hearts in tatters. Usually, I wait until just before Thanksgiving to write my annual column encouraging separated and divorced parents to make peace over the holidays for the sake of their children. Really, that’s too late. Autumn is upon us, bringing with it a glorious landscape too often obscured by a new round of anxiety for millions of children who can see trouble up ahead. Now is the time to lay plans that will ease their fears. No child wants to pick between parents, and feeling forced to do so can haunt them for years, if not decades. Talk to any divorce lawyer and you’ll get an earful

about Jekyll-and-Hyde clients who claim superior fitness as parents but see no contradiction in their attempts to use holidays as opportunities for revenge. Their stories are full of raging grown-ups and sobbing children. Ho-ho-ho and happy Hanukkah to you. This is an issue that has been close to my heart since December 1994. That year, my 7-year-old daughter suddenly burst into tears as we wrapped Christmas gifts for friends and families. This was our first Christmas as a single-parent family, and she was distraught because she had no gift for me. The more I tried to assure her it didn’t matter, the harder she cried. She was inconsolable. That night, I called a close friend, who volunteered to take my daughter shopping the next day after school. It was a little gift, small enough to hide under my daughter’s coat as she ran into the house, but the smile on her face cautioned me never to underestimate the importance of normalcy for a child living an upside-down life. So here I am, making my annual plea to parents who no longer live together. The holidays are coming. The sooner you set plans the sooner your children can take a long, smooth breath. Be fair. Be a parent. Put your kids first and you will always come out ahead.

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Stay safe and out of trouble for Halloween Even though it has grown into a significant party day over the last 40 years, Halloween is hard to explain. So why do we think it is normal to car ve a face into a fruit, put a candle inside, and then to give candy to ma sked children? W here did this holiday williams come f rom and what can my kids do to stay out of trouble? A discussion of Halloween should perhaps start with Celtic tribes. They held a harvest festival and celebrated both spirits and harvests with bonfires each year on Oct. 31. Much later, as people throughout Europe became Christians, there was an attempt by some to replace pagan festivals with new Christian traditions. Consequently, “All Hallows Day” or “All Saints Day,” was created and then moved to Nov. 1. The eve of All Hallows Day eventually became known as Halloween. At some point, during the Middle Ages, on the days before All Saints Day and All Souls Day, beggars would go door-to-door, offering prayers for lost souls in purgatory in return for receiving a small cake. If you think that the mixture of a Celtic pagan festival with questionable Christian theology sounds like a bizarre beginning for Halloween, there’s more. It is also connected to someone who, by modern standards, would be considered a domestic terrorist. On the evening of Nov. 5, Guy Fawkes Night is sometimes celebrated. Its origins begin in England in 1605, when he was arrested for guarding explosives near the House of Lords. The assassination plots failed and in thanksgiving and celebration, Guy Fawkes Day (or Gunpowder Treason Day) was born. It was usually celebrated with a bonfire and does not really have a direct connection to Halloween, other than children in England started using the day to beg for money and people started carrying jacko-lanterns, although they were carved from turnips, not pumpkins. In the early 20th century, Halloween in the United States was marred by signif icant vandalism, property damage and even arson. In response, communities started hosting

events, including cost ume contest s, i n a n ef for t to decriminalize Halloween. Paper masks and costumes were sold. W hat we now con sider Halloween apparently started a rou nd 1930, when clot h costumes for children could be ordered from catalogues. The actual phrase “trick or treat” appeared in a publication, perhaps for the first time, in 1939. The author described how none of the neighbor kids performed any pranks at her house because she held an open house and gave them food. Also introduced was the concept of giving kids candy instead of homemade treats. Halloween arguably exploded into what has perhaps become America’s second favorite holiday in response to a television cartoon in 1966. That was the first year “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” appeared on TV. Halloween, regardless of its complex origins, was now enshrined in pop culture. Now, it is also clearly an adult holiday as well. So how do people avoid legal trouble? Unless you are 21, don’t consume alcohol. It really is that simple. Alcoholic beverages, in and of themselves, are not bad. However, the consumption of alcohol impairs judgment, and where there is underage drinking, there is usually other arguably more serious misconduct as well. Regardless of your age, drunk driving should never be a part of any evening, but perhaps especially so on a night where hundreds of children are running around wearing costumes that likely have limited vision. Also remember what is a prank to you may be a crime to someone else. Stealing yard decorations or throwing a rock and breaking a window can result in a misdemeanor conviction. The competition for jobs and for scholarships is stiff enough. Adding a criminal record to your name is just stupid. I go into a courtroom everyday because doing so is part of my job. However, if you are in a courtroom, there is a chance you are having a bad day. This Halloween, have fun, stay safe and avoid doing anything that could trigger a court appearance. Judge Gerald Williams is the Justice of the Peace for the North Valley Justice Court. His column appears monthly in the Foothills Focus.

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Submit application/resume to: Tooh Dineh Industries, Inc. HC 61, Box E Winslow, AZ 86047 or Fax 928-686-6409 Attn: Human Resource. Email: Navajo Preference/EEO.

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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 WILL BE accepted over the phone. ADVERTISE YOUR JOB Opening in 85 AZ newspapers. Reach over 1 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: www. (AzCAN)

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Al-anon Meetings in Anthem. Mondays 10:45am. St Rose Parish. 2825 W Rose Canyon Circle. S/W corner of Daisy Mtn & Meridian.

A Wild Hair Salon is hiring. Cosmetologist and nail tech. Looking for hard working professionals. Bring resume 39510 N Daisy Mountain dr #164 Anthem az 85087

Adult Care Private Caregivers. Mature European Team. Certified CNA’s Good cooks & 20+ years experience. Looking for 24/7 623-606-7036 leave message ATV/Cycle/Etc 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 2005 Bombadier Outlander 400. Mileage 1800. $3600. Cell 623-980-0516 Autos 1964 to 1972 classic sports car, muscle car wanted by private party running or not. 480-518-4023 2004 gray Chevy Venture van. 156k miles. Power locks, windows. Front/rear AC. Non-working gauges. Runs Great. $3500. 623-255-1054 Cable/Satellite TV DISH TV Retailer. Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/ month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-318-1693. (AzCAN) DirecTV: Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Call Now! Triple savings! $636.00 in Savings, Free upgrade to Genie & 2013 NFL Sunday ticket free!! Start saving today! 1-800-644-2857. (AzCAN) HELP WANTED Culinary Positions at The Boulders Resort. We are looking for Banquet Cooks and Restaurant Cooks at The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Carefree, AZ. We offer a competitive hourly rate and excellent benefits including free hotel stays with Hilton Worldwide! To apply for this position, please copy and paste the following link into your browser address bar: http:// careers. Search for Waldorf Astoria positions located in Carefree, AZ. Please contact Human Resources at The Boulders Resort with any questions at 480-488-2082.

Independent Advertising Sales Executives! We are looking for experienced, hardworking Print Advertising sales executives to join our Professional Sales team in the North valley. A successful candidate will be an experienced outside sales professional , preferably in print media, an excellent communicator, verbally and in writing, passionate about details, honest and have the willingness to prospect and make cold calls. Please email resume to: foothillsfocus@ FT Operators for Tour/Charter Co. Sign-On, Safety Bonus! Per Diem. CDL w/P end. EOE. All Aboard America! 480-222-6944 ENTER TO WIN A CUSTOM OC Chopper! Southwest Truck Driver Training. GI Bill accepted! Use your GI Bill to get your CDL and EARN $35K your first year! Pre-Hire letters before you even begin training! Call today for info and details on how to win an OC Chopper!! Phoenix: 602904-6602 OR Tucson: 520-2167609. (AzCAN) Part time Caregiver/cook. Starting 9.00/hr. DPS card - CPR & TB Required. Contact Ronnie 480-244-5326 Rock Springs Café is hiring!! All positions. Apply in person. GORDON TRUCKING, INC. CDL-A Drivers Needed! A better Carrier. A better Career. Full time, Part time positions. Consistent Miles & Time Off! Full Benefits, 401k, EOE. Call 7 days/wk! 866-8375997. (AzCAN) EARN $500 A-DAY: Insurance Agents Needed; Leads, No Cold Calls; Commissions Paid Daily; Lifetime Renewals; Complete Training; Health/Dental Insurance; Life License Required. Call 1-888713-6020. (AzCAN) METAL STUD FRAMERS, Drywall Hangers and Tapers needed for commercial projects. Phoenix metropolitan area. Must be experienced & own tools. Hiring immediately. Call 602-716-0632. (AzCAN)

INSTRUCTION AIRLINES ARE HIRING. Training for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-5370. (AzCAN) Livestock & Supplies TRIPLE R HORSE RESCUE is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. We rehabilitate and adopt out local horses that have been abused, neglected or rescued from slaughter We are in need of donations and sponsors to help with feed and vet care. Volunteer opportunities are also available. For further info, please call 602-396-8726. Saddle & Tack Repairs. Western & English plus Racing saddle too. 30 years exp. Buy-Sell-Trade. 23yrs same location. Circle Mtn Rd & 18th St. 623-465-7286 VOLUNTEER-SPONSORADOPT! 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: w w w. d r e a m c h a s e r or Susan at 623-910-6530 Free delivery of shavings, cow & horse mixture great for arenas or fertilizer 480-595-0211 Fall Saddle Cleaning Special... Clean & Condition Leather, Safety Inspection $55.00 Saddle and Tack Repair MIKES HAY BARN 555 E. Carefree Hwy. Rick 623-271-3309

Services Offered Experienced Spanish teacher available for tutoring $40/hr 602478-7654 Honest, professional, and reliable I.T. work: Flat rate virus removal. Will come to you. Mac, PC, iOS, Android, Printers, Small-Medium Business Networking. Realistic rates. Call: 602-769-5608. D & G Scrapping. Any metal, old appliances, AC units. Call 602-920-4989 HOME WATCH & CONCIERGE FOR PARTTIME RESIDENTSLeave this summer knowing that Your property is being cared for. Local, Reliable, Bonded & Insured www. northvalleyhomeservices. com 480-567-6029 V E T E R I N A R Y ACUPUNCTURE, HERBS, FOOD THERAPY FOR DOGS/CATS. Great for pain, arthritis, chronic disease. House calls by appointment. 480-779-8879 Hawkeye Handyman Service. Can meet most homeowners needs, drywall repair, painting, electrical, flooring, plumbing, trim work, stucco & gate repair, Landscaping & irrigation repair, & much more. free estimates Call Mike 623-986-1687 In-home yoga sessions from certified instructor. Asana (poses) and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation). Increase strength and flexibility, decrease stress, be happy! Call Michele 602-292-3305

In-home sessions by experienced, certified teacher. Various grades and subjects. Homework help, math and language, organization and study skills, Academic Therapist. Call Michele 602292-3305 Dave’s Mobile Trailer Service - Inspect / Repair / Replace - Grease Seals, Bearings, Magnets, Brakes & Weld & Electrical Repairs. www. davesmobiletrailerservice. com 602-361-6551 PARALEGAL 2 U. Legal Documents prepared and delivered to you. Reasonable prices and quick service. See website: or call: 623-282-1377 Real Estate ADVERTISE YOUR HOME, property or business for sale in 85 AZ newspapers. Reach over 1 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: (AzCAN) Land For Sale

38 ACRE WILDERNESS RANCH, $193 Month. Prime cabin site atop evergreen wooded ridge overlooking wilderness valley in secluded northern Arizona ranch. Cool, clear 6,200’ elevation, woodland/meadow blend, plentiful groundwater, garden loam soil, borders 640 acres of State Trust land. Free well access, maintained road. $19,900, $1,990 down, no qualifying, seller financing. For color photo brochure and maps call 602-264-0000 Arizonaland. com. (AzCAN) Rentals Tired of searching for a Rental? Call Jo at Arizona Premier Real Estate 480-326-8825 at absolutely no cost to you!! Business Opportunities ATTN: 29 SERIOUS PEOPLE to work from anywhere using a computer. Up to $1500-$5000 PT/FT. (AzCAN)

4 ACRES with views of majestic Bradshaw Mountains. Situated at the end of road. Area of custom site built homes. Area of 30 gallon a minute wells. Property does have its own well and electric. Close proximity to Agua Fria river bed. Easy commute to Prescott, Flagstaff or Phoenix. Rural living yet close to shopping, hospital, schools, colleges and other amenities. Priced to sell quickly at $160,000. Call Kay 928-710-4193

MISC Stetsons 2 NIB 30X size 7 !/4 $285 ea Old Mx door table yoke legs $285 623-465-4403 Free delivery of shavings, cow & horse mixture-great for arenas or fertilizer 480-595-0211 Misc Wanted Free Clean fill dirt wanted near New River and Circle Mtn. roads. Some rocks OK 847-738-1194 Wanted: CASH PAID for guns, wagon wheels, wagons, anvils, wooden barrels, western antiques. 623-742-0369 / 602-214-5692 Pets & Supplies REMEMBER TO ADOPT! Maricopa County Animal Care and Control 602-506-PETS Rattlesnake proof your dog now. Snake proofing for all breeds of dogs. New River location. 480-215-1776 Sheltie & Collie rescue have beautiful dogs for adoption. 480-488-5711 SundustSDA

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events from page 13 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 Ever y Friday f rom 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

Eric Quade photo

Walk — Many took part in Saturday’s memorial walk in Anthem in honor of the late Barb Windgassen. Guests left notes about their memories of Barb for Anthem Pets volunteers to then compile and present to the Windgassen family. Among the walk’s visitors pictured above were Susan Lewis (front, center) with “Shelby the Sheltie” and Kelly Fontaine (left) with “Max.”

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. Prog ram m i ng includes books, lap-sit songs and rhymes, puppets, music and shakers and the parachute. Learn tips to build a foundation for reading. Playtime follows the regular program. MONTHLY NR/DHCA meeting The New River/Desert Hills Community Association hosts two meetings each month. A community meeting is held every second Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., at the Daisy Mountain Fire Station. Then on the second Thursday each month, the group convenes its town hall meeting from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Tramonto Fire Station.

October 16, 2013 Meetings feature local guest speakers on an array of topics. Library hosts foreign film Desert Foothills Library will host a different foreign film from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., one Monday each month. For information on the coming events go to Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 North Schoolhouse Road in Cave Creek. Peaceful spirit women’s group The last Friday of every 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@peacefulspiritcenter. com 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 Saturday of every 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, email Kimberly. or talk to a librarian for more info. 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 available for purchase. No registration needed. Healing session The third Monday of every month, the Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center in New River hosts a monthly Healing Circle/Reiki Share from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This group is for individuals that have learned Reiki or another modality of healing. Each participant will give and receive a healing session. 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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Alumni Art Show 2013 Shea Stanfield

Sonoran Arts League Youth Art invites the public to attend an Oct. 17 reception from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at F.A.C.E. Gallery in the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center at 33606 N. 60th St. in Scottsdale. The reception will be in honor of Cactus Shadows High School alumni artists Benjamin Kastelic, Nathaniel Kastelic, Megan Koth, Taylor Marques and Chela Mischke. Each fall, Cactus Shadows alumni art students are invited to submit visual art, in two or three-dimensional form, for exhibit at F.A.C.E. Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Center. The exhibit celebrates the journey of young, local artists as they grow in experience and expression. This year’s show has representation of two-dimensional masterpieces of photography, oil and acrylic painting—both abstract and realistic. The exhibit is on display through Nov. 11. F.A.C.E. Gallery is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Chela Mischke

Taylor Marques

Megan Koth

Benjamin Kastelic

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