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As an Arizona native Roger Clyne has an appreciation for the southwest. The front man for Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers said he’s looking forward to the band’s first performance in Cave Creek, an 8:30 p.m. show Friday at Harold’s Corral. “I kind of rediscovered Cave Creek,” he said. “My mother moved up there not too long ago and I was up there for lunch at Harold’s when my promoter suggested doing a show there. It’s close to the Valley, but it’s still somewhere you can go and see the stars and smell the creosote.” Clyne, a Tempe resident, initially hit it big with The Refreshments in the mid 1990s, most notable for their tune “Banditos”, before retooling to establish Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers along with drummer Paul “P.H.” Naffah. Over the last decade the Peacemakers have released six albums, all of which have debuted in the top 10 on


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He’s the lovable loser audiences can’t help but root for. Desert Foothills Theater opens the 2011-2012 season at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center with its production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. Pinnacle High School junior Joseph Halverson plays the lead character, often called a blockhead, who is prone to landing flat on his back when attempting to show of his athletic prowess. “I’m not good in sports either,” Halverson said. “We actually have a lot of similarities. I’m a nice guy too. He’s pessimistic, but he’s friendly and he always tries his best. I think that’s what draws the crowd to him.” The 17-year-old, who has previously performed in Music Man and Midsummer Night’s Dream, said he relished the opportunity to play a little kid again.

“I heard about it last minute and ended up auditioning for the part in a Starbucks,” he said. “That was a little strange, but it worked.” Mason Reeves, a 13-year-old eighth grader at Explorer Middle School, said he was drawn to the show because of the music, particularly the tunes associated with his character, Schroeder. “I play guitar instead of the piano, but I liked his character,” said Reeves, who acknowledged that beyond knowing the names of the characters, he really wasn’t all that familiar with Charles Schultz Peanuts cartoon strip prior to being cast in the show. Reeves said he has some fun dialogue with a couple characters. “Lucy is extremely annoying,” he said. “She’s mean to a lot of people, but she’s in love with Schroeder and I’m not interested. And then Sally and I, we pick at each other back and forth.”

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Playing Sally is Devon Prokopek, a 16-year-old Pinnacle High School sophomore. “I think it’s a hilarious show,” she said. “They’re little kids, but they have almost an adult’s mindset. It’s pretty unexpected how they talk.” Prokopek thinks her

character might even be the funniest in the cast. “Sally is the stupid one of the bunch, but she has those random insightful moments of brilliance that

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Stagecoach Village brings 3rd annual art show to Cave Creek STAFF REPORT

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Kim Orbzut will have her sculptures on display for the 3rd annual Stagecoach Village Fine Art and Wine Festival from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday – Sunday. Along with a variety of artists the event will feature live music and wine for sale.


The 3rd annual Stagecoach Village Fine Art and Wine Festival is set for 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday – Sunday. The free event, featuring Arizona wines, will include world-class art in the shadows of saguaro-studded desert mountains. This year the Stagecoach Village Fine Art and Wine Festival is highlighted by a variety of sculptures. The event’s featured artist is Kim


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Obrzut, award winning Native American artist, who has carved a niche out for herself in the southwest art scene. She is known for her bronze sculptures of Hopi maidens. Artists Joe Decastro (mosaic), Felicia (bronze), Marie Barbera (bronze) also will be in attendance. The festival includes a range of art including paintings, jewelry, hand-made furniture, pottery and items for gardens. Wine will be available


for purchase and live music by Patrick Ki and Inca Gold will highlight the weekend’s festivities. Arvel Bird, master fiddler and Native American storyteller, also will perform. He recently added Celtic music to his repertoire. Stagecoach Village is located on East Cave Creek Road, less than a half-hour from the north Phoenix Valley. For information call 623-734-6526 or visit


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Bathtub racers sought Bathtub racing is a science in Cave Creek, Ariz., home to Wild West Days, Arizona’s largest western venue. Participants are being sought for this year’s bathtub races, which will take place from 1 - 3 p.m. on Nov. 5 on Cave Creek and Basin Roads near Big Earl’s Greasy Eats. To sponsor a bathtub and participate, entrants must: • be 18 years of age or older • have a maximum of four persons per bathtub • provide a name and theme for the bathtub • build a bathtub on wheels that can steer and stop with brakes • to enter the race, sign up by Tuesday All bathtubs will be on display on Nov. 4 at Big Earl’s for visitors to view. Participants can contact Kim Brennan

at 602-882-1442 for an entry form. The fee to enter a bathtub is $35 and forms must be mailed to Wild West Days, PO Box 4458, Cave Creek, Ariz., 85327, or form and payment can be made at Big Earl’s, Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, Ariz., 85331. Wild West Days is an annual experience hosted by the Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce. A portion of the proceeds benefit the chamber, Luv Shack Horse Rescue, the 100 Club of Arizona, the national Rett Syndrome Foundation and Desert Foothills Community Association. A comprehensive list of scheduled events and activities will be updated at: Scan this code with your smartphone and watch some scenes from last year’s event.

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The 3rd annual “Rock the District” is set for 5 – 8 p.m., Nov. 5 at El Pedregal at The Boulders. The show benefits the Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation. “Rock The District” is a community supported event featuring an evening of music and entertainment with more

than 80 Cave Creek teen artists. Admission is $10 for students, $15 for adults and $150 for a VIP table. Food and beverage will be available for sale during the event along with a raffle featuring products and services from more than 20 local business sponsors. For information or to purchase tickets visit CCUEF is a not for profit

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Boulder Creek High School Marching Band was rewarded for its hard work and efforts by earning a Superior rating in Division 2 for their performance at the Northern Arizona University annual Band Day competition in Flagstaff on Oct. 22. Inside the NAU Walkup Skydome, the band played music by composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven. The band is under the direction

of Glenn Hart. The members on the band staff include; Mike May- Visual Coordinator, Ian Peterson – Brass Instructor, Christopher Serbic- Woodwind Instructor. The Jaguar Color Guard is under the direction of Jennifer Siler with percussion under the direction of Steven Siler. Each band is judged on a 5-tier rating system with a Superior performance equivalent to getting an A on a report card. An Excellent rating is equivalent to a B, while a

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Continued from page 1 time I thought it was the worst thing in the world,” Clyne said. “I wanted to be surfing and skateboarding and instead I was working on their land. Later in life though, I found inspiration in the desert. In order to slough off our old skin we put on backpacks, filled canteens and went trekking across the desert for three weeks with a couple tape recorders, working on some new music. The journey of this band started there. I’ve always found the desert to be nurturing and I wanted to share it.” The result was their debut album, Honky Tonk, which came out in 1999 with Clyne and Naffah joined by Jim Dalton and Nick Scropos. Over the years the group’s sound has been described as everything from Americana, Pop, Alternative Country and Rock. “We just go with what feels right,” Clyne said. “We’ve had people suggest we focus more on country, or change this or change that, but it has to be an honest expression first. I think that’s a big part of our success, that we lead our art with our heart.” So whether it’s coming up

with the tune the Arizona Diamondbacks play after each home victory, taking the group’s annual trip to Mexico where they not only perform, but host a soccer tournament for charity, the 43-year-old Clyne, said he continues to enjoy what he’s doing. After being on tour for an extended run Clyne said he’s anxious to pick up his acoustic guitar and get back to writing new music. “It’s really more of a surprise,” he said. “I’m really glad to still be rocking. We appreciate our fans. They are so different in terms of ideologies, religions, political views, but everyone just seems to be real cool. It’s a bunch that have a respect for diversity of thought. When we put on a show it is people coming together to celebrate humanity.” For information on the show, which is part of Cave Creek Wicked, go to Tickets range in price from $45 for VIP seating with a cocktail server and access to the VIP patio section, to $35 for general admission down to $20 for standing tickets. Day of show tickets will be available at the gate. For information on the band go to

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leave the audience wondering how she came up with that,” she said. “I just love it.” Despite being a teen, Prokopek said playing a little kid comes pretty easily. “I actually was told I was skipping too much,” she admits. “I’m pretty bubbly and I guess a little childish. I’m just having so much fun.” Prokopek said she has worked with director Mark Clement before and viewed that opportunity as a draw to performing in the show. “He always has ideas, but he lets the actors figure out how they want to perform the character,” she said. “He doesn’t try to change you.” Clement is making his directing debut with Desert Foothills Theater, but has directed “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” once before. “The last time was with an

adult cast,” he said. “The adult show was just the six main characters, but in doing the show with a children’s cast I wanted to work with an ensemble.” Clement, who has a cast of 20 for the show, said the larger cast was helpful in creating the neighborhood feel he remembers in growing up in the ‘70s. “Peanuts is a comic strip so it’s broken up into all these little vignettes, but I wanted it to feel like a neighborhood where you could wander down the street and one group would be riding their bikes and another would be playing sports and there were just a lot of kids outside having fun,” he said. Clement said the biggest challenge with working with the youth cast is making sure they understand the dialogue. “Charles Schultz uses a lot of adult vocabulary and has adult-like conversations in the

cartoon,” he said. “So we’ve done a lot of discussion on interpreting the lines, because we need the kids to understand the humor. A lot of the dialogue is fairly cerebral, but these kids have done a great job. They’ve been very dedicated over the last eight weeks and I think we’re ready for an audience.” The show’s run includes a total of eight performances. Along with Friday’s premiere, there will be 7:30 p.m. shows on Saturday, Nov. 4, and Nov. 5. Additionally matinee performances are set for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5 and Nov. 6. Tickets for the show range from $12 - 15 for youth and from $16 – 20 for adults. Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center is located at 33606 N. 60th St. in Scottsdale. For information on the show call 480-488-1981, go to or go to

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Heading into Tuesday’s regular season finale the Cactus Shadows Falcons volleyball team had a chance to finish with a winning record when they traveled to Paradise Valley. In recent seasons a winning record for the Falcons wouldn’t be an accomplishment of note, for a program that has gone to the state semifinals and the state finals the previous two seasons respectively. The 2011 Falcons, however, didn’t experience anything approaching a normal season. Just days before their season started coach Tom Gardner accepted a college coaching job. Acting quickly the Falcons tabbed assistant Amanda Ware to take over. While all involved said the transition was smooth as could be expected, the Falcons were an up and down squad in 2011 never winning or losing more than three consecutive matches. On Tuesday they had an opportunity to match the longest winning streak of the season and get to 15-14 overall (results were unavailable at press time) Though qualifying for the post season appeared unlikely, both Ware and senior Suzi Desalvo said the team made finishing the season on a high note a priority. On Oct. 18, Senior Night at Cactus Shadows, the Falcons sent six members of the class

of 2012 out with a win in their final home match, overcoming a slow start to rally for a four-set victory 20-25, 25-19, 25-18, 2520 over Deer Valley. “Any time we take the court winning is what it’s about,” Ware said. “No, our chances don’t look real good, but you don’t know. All you can do is take care of what you can control. Maybe some other teams lose out. If we win out maybe we sneak in there.” Having split the first two matches with the Skyhawks the Falcons struggled in the opening set as they consistently found a wall in the middle in the form of Skyhawks juniors Raiyen Fielding (6-foot-4) and Amanda Conlin (6-foot-2). “It was just the mental side of volleyball,” Ware said. “We spent the practice leading up to this match hitting around the middle block, but we didn’t do a very good job in the first game. After that first set thought we got our focus back. When we played the way we’re capable of this season we could play with anybody.” Desalvo was the catalyst in the win as she and her fellow classmates Connor Malone, Livi Johnson, Lauren Kunkel, Kalyn Peters and Leah Manak stepped off their home court for the final time as winners. “This means so much to us,” Desalvo said. “We had jitters all day. We all had so much energy

knowing this was our last time.” Desalvo said at times it was a trying season, but she said she always had faith in her team. “We love playing together,” she said. “We took it up a notch tonight. We wanted to go out with a bang.” A night after winning the final home match of their season the Falcons travelled to Cottonwood and earned a three set sweep of Mingus, winning a wild opening set 31-29 and then 25-16 and 2518 to close the match. Scan this code with your smartphone and check out the action from the hone finale.

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Friday was Senior Night at Cactus Shadows High School, but while the game was a chance to honor the outgoing seniors the contest also offered a glimpse to the program’s future. In a game that wasn’t decided until a swarm of Cactus Shadows defenders brought down Paradise Valley junior Ryan Finley on the two yard-line and the Trojans were unable to get to the line of scrimmage and get off another play, the Falcons earned their third win of the season in a 49-42 thriller. “Going in I thought it might end up being a shootout because both teams throw the ball well, but by the end I thought I was going to have a heart attack,” Cactus Shadows coach Greg Davis said. Heading into the game with a 2-6 record, the Falcons employed a new look Friday, one which included a heavy dose of junior quarterback Bryce Kinsler running the football. “We’re going to create a tiny Tebow strategy,” Davis said. “What we’ve seen from a lot of defenses is they drop a bunch of players into coverage and aren’t even considering Bryce a threat to run the ball. Well, he’s a good athlete. We can use him as a duel threat and then they’re going to have to account for him both as a runner and as a passer.” For the night Kinsler tallied 505 yards of total offense. Along with throwing for 348 yards and four touchdowns on 26-of-37 passing the junior also rushed the ball 28 times for 157 yards. Kinsler was joined by junior R.J. Anderson as a 100 yard rusher, as the junior rushed for 114 yards on only 12 carries. “That was the game plan,” Kinsler said. “We wanted to run the ball to open up the pass.” Jumping to a 14-0 lead the Falcons supplied pressure on the visiting Trojans all night long. Despite scoring on four of their first five possessions though the Falcons couldn’t shake the Trojans, who also moved the ball up and down the field with relative ease. At the half the shootout Davis had predicted was in full swing with the Falcons clinging to a 2821 advantage.

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After Paradise Valley missed a 31-yard field goal on their first drive of the second half the Falcons responded with an 80-yard drive capped by a 10-yard touchdown pass from Kinsler to junior Matt Hartlen on 3rd-and-9. Not content with reestablishing a two score lead, Davis called for an onside kick. On the play Connor Folts not only drilled the ball off one of the Paradise Valley defenders, but the Falcons kicker also recovered the ricochet to give the Falcons the ball once again. Ten plays later senior fullback Bryan Lynn barreled his way across the goal line from one yard out. With three minutes remaining in the third quarter the Falcons led by 21 for the first time all season. Paradise Valley, clinging to playoff aspirations, wouldn’t go easily though as Finley threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to close the third quarter and then a 7-yard touchdown pass with 8:21 remaining in the game to pull within 42-35. In the back-and-forth affair Kinsler responded with an 8-play march that featured a 41-yard run from the Falcons quarterback and then a 1-yard quarterback sneak on third and goal. But in a second half that didn’t feature a single Paradise Valley punt, the Trojans matched the effort, this time a 54-yard touchdown pass from Finley, who threw for 410 yards and five touchdowns on the

night. With 3:48 the Trojans were within 49-42. Cactus Shadows recovered an onside kick attempt by Paradise Valley, but couldn’t run out the clock. On fourth-and-one from the Trojans 23 Davis called on his quarterback to try and get a first down that would have allowed Cactus Shadows to run out the clock. Instead the quarterback options around the left side was stymied as Paradise Valley’s defense came up with the stop, tackling Kinsler short and giving the ball back to their offense with 2:01 left in the game. With no timeouts remaining Finley converted on 4-of7 passes to move his team from the Trojans 23 to the Falcons 3 as the clock dropped under 20 seconds. On 1st-and-goal from the three Finley tried to take the ball in himself, but was tackled by a host of defenders on the two-yard line. When the Trojans couldn’t get lined up in time to get off another play or down the ball to kill the clock, the Falcons began the celebration, with Davis leading the charge on to the field as a roster full of players jumped into the air, screamed and exchanged hugs as time expired. For the second time in five home games Davis was treated to being carried off the field by his players. “When the clock is against you

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Boo! Are you scared yet? Well, it’s time to get in a spooky mood. I like Halloween, but a couple (of nuts) in Boston decided to take the holiday just a little too far. They planned a frightful wedding, by the bride wearing all black, the groom being carried to the alter in a coffin and the minister dressed up as a devil! Oh, and the guests had to show up in Dracula-like costumes. Now there’s a marriage made in hell. I’ve been seeing lots of little ghouls walking around and plenty of jack-o-lanterns to remind me that it’s time to make myself a nice, big Bloody Mary. Oops, what I meant to say was, it’s time to try to scare up the ghost of “Bloody Mary” by staring into a mirror that’s in a dark room, by the light of 13 candles, while chanting “Bloody Mary” 13 times. The vengeful spirit will then appear at my left shoulder. The problem is that once you see the spirit, she will either: 1) scratch your eyes out, 2) kill you or 3) drive you insane. I think I’ll pour a really stiff drink and hope for number three. Did you know that Halloween has a long tradition? What

started out in the fifth century as “All Saints Day,” was a day of observance in honor of saints with one weird twist – it was also the day that disembodied spirits came back to possess the living. The poor spirits had only one chance of an afterlife, and that was to intermingle with the living on this one particular day, in hopes of possessing a body! The living didn’t want to be possessed and in order to scare these roaming “body snatchers” away, they dressed up in terrifying costumes and paraded around their villages, making a huge racket and driving off the evil spirits. During the ninth century, beggars went around to every home in their village asking for “soul cakes” on All Saints Day. The Europeans called this “souling.” These “treats” were given in exchange for the beggars praying for the dead relatives of the kind people who passed out the cakes, since it was believed that the dead relatives needed plenty of prayer to pass from limbo into heaven. These were the early days of “trick or treat.” Let’s just say that Halloween wasn’t always a fun little, harmless holiday. Imagine having to ward off some bully of a spirit that wants to possess you! Did you know that Americans

spend $5 billion on Halloween decorations? If you thought Halloween was just a fabricated “candy holiday,” think again. For most of us, it’s a day to watch the kids dress up and pass out treats, never to give a thought about some evil spirit trying to possess us. However, it is considered a night when witches congregate, arriving on broomsticks to celebrate with a party hosted by the “horned one.” They sit around, cast spells and make mischief on Halloween, but I wouldn’t worry. I usually dress up as a witch and have never been able to make much magic. I’ll be out in my witch’s hat, waiting to see the brave children come up my walkway, boldly asking for a treat. I’ll try to scare them by saying “boo,” but the kids usually just laugh, asking for the candy. Oh well, if I get bored, I could put my clothes on inside out and walk backwards for 30 paces. If all conditions are “purfect” and I manage to walk backwards in the shadow of the moon and an owl is watching, legend has it that I will turn into a black cat – for one night only. Who needs a costume on Halloween? Have yourself a bowl of candy and a big “Bloody Mary.” Oh, be sure to be kind to black cats. Meow for now.

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community events FUNDRAISERS/ BENEFITS New River Kiwanis host ride The New River Kiwanis Community Park will host a poker ride to benefit the Larkyn Memorial Arena at 9:15 a.m., Nov. 5. Registration starts at 8 a.m. with the ride leaving at 9:15 a.m. from the Larkyn Memorial Arena in New River. Cost is $25 for ages 13 and over, $20 for those under 13 and includes both the ride and lunch. A silver belt buckle will be awarded to the rider that gets the joker. Additional prizes will be given out for high hand, low hand along with oldest rider and youngest rider in control of their own horse. The event will include a 50/50 raffle. For information on tickets or the event in general call Joe Noll at 623-337-2067 or email All proceeds will benefit the Larkyn Memorial Arena at the New River Kiwanis Park. Musical Theater of Anthem hosts poker night Musical Theatre of Anthem is hosting a poker night from 7 – 10 p.m., Nov. 10 at the Ironwood Country Club in Anthem. The Texas Hold ‘em tournament, open for ages 21 IRS & AZDOR CONFLICTS TAX PLANNING & PREPARATION:

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and up, will award prize money to the top three finishers. Buy-in is $60 for 2,000 in chips while another 1,000 in chips will be available for $30 at any point in the first hour of the event. Twenty percent of all entry money will be awarded as cash prizes up to $500 for first place. For information and to register for the event go to Casino night supports Anthem Pets Anthem Pets will have a Casino Night from 6:30 – 11 p.m., Nov. 12 at the Anthem Country Club’s Ironwood Clubhouse as a fundraiser for the non-profit. The sixth annual event to benefit Anthem Pets/Jackass Acres K-9 Korral Dog Park will include craps, blackjack, roulette casino games. Additionally there will be a silent auction, fortune tellers, tarot card readers. At 9:30 p.m. there will be a live auction for high end items. Cost is $50, which includes hors d’oeuvres. Tickets will be sold in advance. For information go to or email Anthem Giving Circle hosts holiday sale Anthem Giving Circle, is a small non-profit group, that will have a Holiday Sale featuring

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High School. Participants in the relay will raise funds for the American Cancer Society. For information got to relayforlife. org/cavecreekaz. Soroptimists host bunco night The Soroptimist International group of Saguaro Foothills will have a Ladies Bunco Night at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 11 at the Harris Bank in Scottsdale. Tickets to the event are $20. The event is a fundraiser for the group. Appetizers will be served and prizes will be available. Harris Bank is located at 34525 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Contact Betty Lou Olmsted at 480-577-9393 for information or go to Soroptimist International of Saguaro Foothills (SISF) is a volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in our local communities and throughout the world. Mirabel hosts golf event for Foothills Caring Corps Mirabel’s award-winning Tom Fazio golf course, located in one of North Scottsdale’s premier member-owned golf communities, is set to host the first Foothills Caring Corps Golf Tournament on Nov, 21.

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This one-day tournament aims to raise funds and awareness for Foothills Caring Corps, a local non-profit organization that supports empowered living for the elderly. Now in its 12th year, Foothills Caring Corps assists the elderly in the local community with basic services to allow them to live independently longer and in their own homes. A sample of their services includes weekly visits, caregiver relief, mobile meals, transportation to medical appointments and grocery shopping services. The tournament will be limited to 120 players and will feature many special gifts and prizes. BMW has also offered a special hole-in-one prize opportunity during the tournament. One participant who makes a hole-in-one may walk away with a paid 2 year lease on a new BMW. Sponsorship opportunities for the scramble format tournament are available. In addition to offering sponsor recognition and visibility Gold Sponsorship at $15,000 includes 3 foursomes, Silver Sponsorship at $10,000 includes 2 foursomes, Bronze Sponsorship at $5,000 includes 1 foursome and Hole Sponsorship at $1,500 includes 2 players. In addition, individual players may be sponsored for $300. All sponsorship proceeds go to support the work of the Foothills Caring Corp with local communities’ elderly residents. For more sponsorship information contact . For details on ways to volunteer

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Desert Foothills Library adds new bookstore STAFF REPORT

Chapter2 Bookstore will conduct a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday. The store, located at the Desert Foothills Library in Cave Creek, will have more than 20,000 books, DVDs and audio books on sale. Book talks, signings and panel discussions with authors will take place throughout the day. Visitors will have the opportunity to hear a variety of authors discuss their works during 15-minute intervals throughout the day beginning at 10:15 a.m. Discussions are listed below

and JR McMillan on different approaches to publishing a book. The hour-long, moderated discussion will include techniques for traditional, self and e-book publishing. 1 p.m.: Karen O’Toole, Karen Lejlt and Bob Kaplan will share their experiences about Taking a Book to the Big Screen. The discussion will be moderated by documentary filmmaker Penelope Price. The Desert Foothills Library is located at 38443 N. School House Road in Cave Creek. For information on the event and the authors attending go to or call 480-488-2286.

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Sharon Lechter presents Napoleon Hill’s New Book “Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success” • Wednesday, Nov. 16,th 7:30 a.m. • At the Carefree Resort & Conference Center

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Hill’s business book, once considered too controversial for print, is now available for a contemporary audience as annotated and edited by Rich Dad, Poor Dad co-author Sharon Lechter. Lechter will discuss the new book in which Hill presents the greatest obstacles we face in reaching personal and business goals: fear, procrastination, anger, and jealousy, as tools of the Devil. She will reveal Hill’s seven principles of good that will allow us to triumph and succeed. Lechter is the co-author of bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad series and the founder of the Pay Your Family First foundation. Hill is the author of Think and Grow Rich. Continental breakfast and beverages included. Signed copies of Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success will be available for $22.95.

Hill’s business book, once considered too controversial for print, is now available for a contemporary audience as annotated and edited by Rich Dad, Poor Dad co-author Sharon Lechter. Lechter will discuss the new book in which Hill presents the greatest obstacles we face in reaching personal and business goals: fear, procrastination, anger, and jealousy, as tools of the Devil. She will reveal Hill’s seven principles of good that will allow us to triumph and succeed. Lechter is the co-author of bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad series and the founder of the Pay Your Family First foundation. Hill is the author of Think and Grow Rich. Continental breakfast and beverages included. Signed copies of Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success will be available for $22.95.

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community events during this event, please contact Foothills Caring Corps at Services@ or 480-488-1105. Golf benefit aids We Care We Care in Anthem is hosting its 9th annual charity golf benefit at 1 p.m., Nov. 18 at the Anthem Country Club. The event benefits families of Anthem and nearby communities who are in need due to the terminal illness of their child. Anthem Cares through Service (ACTS), a sister non-profit, will host a silent auction following the golf tournament to raise additional funds to assist needy Anthem families. Check in for the tournament will begin at 10 a.m. at the Anthem Country Club Ironwood Golf Course. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m.  The cost is $125 per golfer, which is less expensive than the seasonal rate for the Anthem Golf and Country Club.  ACTS Silent Auction begins at 4 p.m. in the Ironwood Country Club. Golfers may register by emailing  or for additional information visit  The tournament will benefit children Josh Coppoth and families like Emma Simpkins’. To make a financial donation to We Care In Anthem, make checks payable to We Care In Anthem, 3655 West Anthem Way Ste. A-109 PMB 280 Anthem, AZ 85086. For information on the golf tournament or to request a registration form email Event helps animals in need Animal Guardian Network will have a charity boutique and gallery from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Nov. 5 to raise awareness and money for animals in need at Roxie’s Charity Boutique and Gallery. The event will feature the Animal Guardian Network tent filled with toys for sale, and supplies for both dogs and cats along with a raffle for a the chance to win a dog lover’s gift basket valued at more than $100. Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome to attend the free event.

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Continued from page 9 Roxie’s Charity Boutique and Gallery is located at 6130 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. For information on the event call 623-780-1604. Dance group performs to benefit Movement E-Motion program AZDance Group and Movement E-Motion (AZDance’s performance program for young adults with Down Syndrome, Autism and physical challenges) is hosting an event from 7 – 9 p.m., Nov. 18 at the Fellowship Campus in Anthem. The fundraiser will include a silent auction, cash bar, dessert as well as the performance. Opportunities to support the dancers range from attending the event, to sponsoring a MEM dancer for a season of dance or making a donation. For information visit: Boulder Creek hosts tribute to ABBA A tribute to the music of ABBA featuring Anne Davies and Chelsea Faulds is set for 6:30 p.m., Nov. 20 at Boulder Creek High School. The multimedia production with a ten-piece band will include music produced in the 1970s and 1980s. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Boulder Creek High School band. Tickets, which are $20, are available at 623-451-0341. Boulder Creek band has holiday swap meet The Boulder Creek Marching Band will have their annual Holiday Bazaar and Swap Meet from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., Nov. 19 in the school’s parking lot. To rent a space call Janet Fitzgerald at 623-451-0341.

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Anthem resident Greg Rosky, who lives at 40609 N. Apollo Way in Anthem, has been putting on an annual haunted house in his garage for the last couple of years. Rosky, a former art student, said he always enjoyed Halloween as a child and wants to keep the thrill of the holiday alive for today’s youth.

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it seems like it goes extremely fast, but I swear I looked at the clock eight times on that final drive and it always said 1:13,” he said. “I wasn’t sure if they were going to be able to get another play off, but when the time expired I was a play ground kid all over again.” Kinsler explained that even though he and his teammates won’t get the opportunity to participate in the postseason they have continued to give it their best. “We want to finish strong,” he said. “Especially, because we want to send the seniors out the right way. We’re playing for them.” Davis said he believes a strong finish could have a carry over effect heading into 2012. “We have sophomore and juniors that have gotten valuable playing time,” he said. “To see the young guys get experience and contribute gives you reason for optimism.” The Falcons close the 2011 season on Friday at Shadow Mountain (3-6), when they

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The Jaguars, needing a win to solidify themselves as a playoff team, claimed a hard-earned 14-0 win against a scrappy Bradshaw Mountain team, to improve to 6-3 on the season. The Jaguars led only 7-0 until making it a two-score game with 7:56 left in the game. Boulder Creek closes the regular season at 7 p.m., Friday in Mesa when they take on Desert Ridge (7-2) last year’s state runners-up.

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Anthem Pets offers tip on keeping pets safe (This letter is written from the imagined thoughts of Tillie the dog) In the early summer of 2011 my dad and I made the trip to our new beautiful home in New River. We have been together a long time and this was a new adventure. As our things arrived I learned how hot it could be in Arizona in the summer so we spent a lot of time getting settled in, but kept cool inside the house. We had only been here two weeks, hadn’t had time to meet anyone and daddy became very tired and soon very sick. One night he left and didn’t take me with strange as we went everywhere together. Maybe he went somewhere that didn’t allow dogs, like to get me some treats or something?  Well time passed. Daddy had driven himself to the Daisy Mountain Fire Station on New River Road. He was sick, not on a treat run. The caring firemen took one look at him and put him in an ambulance and off to JCL Hospital he went. He had a high fever and was too sick to tell them about me at home waiting and waiting. On the third day he woke enough to call his business agent in another state who called the Fire Department asking for help for me. Hoping I was still alive and well, a call went out to the people of Anthem Pets. Could they help? Well of course, but they would have to call the MSCO on duty to go as they needed to enter the house and the truck to get the garage door opener. Laws you know. Well hustle they did. They said they we so worried I might be dead already. Did I have food and water?  I heard vehicles and thought, oh daddy is home, but now here comes a Deputy and two nice people who tried to catch me in the house. It took me a minute, but I soon knew they were okay and maybe daddy had sent them? They hustled me into the big SUV so nice and

cool and the deputy made sure the house was okay (of course it was I was guarding). Anyway, I soon arrived at the Foothills Vet Hospital where I was a guest for the night while they checked me over, hydrated me, gave me shots just in case. In the morning the same two people picked me up and took me to a nice lady to rest and play. She said she was my foster mom. There, four little dogs welcomed me. They checked on my daddy at the hospital and said he was getting better, but not coming home yet so I put on my best manners and stayed a couple of more days. Boy, the first thing daddy did when he got home was called the nice people at Anthem Pets and they took me home pronto. I know my daddy felt better just seeing me and I sure was glad to see him. I am sure we were both wondering what the ending would have been for me had these people, who didn’t know me or my dad yet not helped out.  I hope once my Daddy feels better he will take me to that Dog Park called Jackass Acres.    I am telling my story so that no dog or cat will ever die waiting for parents to come home. Remember when the ambulance comes we may hide and they may not know we are here or in my case daddy went to them and he was too sick to tell them. Maybe a card in your wallet or purse near your medical cards saying, “I have a pet at home waiting for me.” and info on that pet.  Take a minute to save your pets life and do it now.   Pete and Macs Pet Resort is furnishing cards to Anthem Pets that you can put in your purse or billfold and spaces for info and an alternate contact person. Email to get one of the cards.

Judge examines why Marbury vs. Madison still matters Did you know that the most important U . S . Supreme Court case of all time WILLIAMS involved a justice of the peace? Hopefully, you remember from your days in school a case called Marbury v. Madison. President John Adams appointed William Marbury to be a justice of the peace. Secretary of State James Madison was loyal to the newly elected President Thomas Jefferson and did not deliver the paperwork completing the appointment. Believe it or not, these simple actions of great men started us down a path that resulted in concepts that are still being debated today. On February 27, 1801, a lame duck Congress authorized the appointment of 42 justices of the peace. President Adams quickly filed these positions with members of his Federalist Party and they were confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 3, the day before the rival political party of Jefferson was set to take office. Secretary of State John Marshall, who was also the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, sealed the

commissions and attempted to deliver them. However, a few were undelivered by the end of the day, including the one belonging to William Marbury. Marbury filed suit against the new Secretary of State, James Madison. After a series of legal maneuvers, a trial in the form of an order to show cause proceeding was held and a written opinion was issued. By modern legal standards, the events were almost absurd. Madison refused to appear before the Supreme Court because he believed that he could not be ordered to so do. As a result, there was literally a one-sided proceeding. To make it more bizarre, Chief Justice John Marshall was a fact witness in the case because he was the person who attempted to deliver the justice of the peace commission. To add to the uniqueness of this case, when a witness was asked what had happened to the undelivered commission, he asserted his right not to incriminate himself, which is the first recorded time of someone doing so under the Fifth Amendment. In a complex opinion, John Marshall noted, correctly in my opinion, “The Constitution is either a superior, paramount law, unchangeable by ordinary means, or it is on a level with

ordinary legislative acts, and like other acts, is alterable when the legislature shall please to alter it. . . . Certainly all those who have framed written constitutions contemplate them as forming the fundamental and paramount law of the nation, and consequently the theory of every such government must be, that an act of the legislature, repugnant to the constitution, is void.” Marshall declared that, “The government of the United States has been emphatically termed a government of laws, and not of men. It will certainly cease to deserve this high appellation, if the laws furnish no remedy for the violation of a vested legal right.” Then, in the most controversial sentence in the opinion, held, “It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is.” In Marbury v. Madison, the judicial branch gave itself the power to determine whether a statute is constitutional. Whether judges should have this power remains the subject of debate today. Judge Gerald Williams is the presiding justice of the peace for the Northwest Regional Court Center. His column appears monthly in The Foothills Focus.

Casino Night supports rodeo The Desert Foothills Community Association (DFCA) will host the inaugural Wild West Casino Night on Nov. 4, during the Cave Creek Wild West Days. After the financial losses due to low attendance brought by unusually bad weather during the 2011 Fiesta Days Rodeo, followed by the grand theft larceny, the rodeo committee went into fundraising mode. We had to pull our boots on and figure this thing out. We have to put our losses behind us

and move forward. Moving forward means raising money to make sure that the Tradition of the Cave Creek Fiesta Days Rodeo continues each year. You can help the DFCA raise money for the 2012 Fiesta Days by attending the inaugural Casino Night on Nov. 4.  Buffet and $200 gaming voucher included with your $50 taxdeductible donation.  Cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m. Casino entertainment from 7 - 10 p.m., followed by awards.  The Grand

Prize winner will receive a NFR package valued at $1,000, which includes a two-night stay at the Mirage, two ticket to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and $350 cash.  Hotel and rodeo tickets will come courtesy of the PRCA. Table sponsorships are available.  Please go to CaveCreekProRodeo. com for more information on the inaugural Wild West Casino Night. Bill Buckles, DFCA Director

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Your Local Anthem Law Firm James J. Carroll III, ESQ Wayne D. Carroll, ESQ Christopher J. Mills, ESQ Amanda Carroll Flores, ESQ Kristin O. Wurr, ESQ


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Automotive Repair


Major & Minor Repairs Domestic and Foreign

• Brakes • Tune-ups • Electrical • Air Conditioning • Computer Diagnostics • Shocks • Timing Belts • Front Ends • Oil Change

602-510-3105 New River • Anthem Desert Hills carpet cleaning




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Block Walls • Stucco Repairs • BBQ • Fireplace Concrete • Ret-Walls Flower Beds • Iron Gates

“Where Value Meets Professionalism”

You Will Feel The Difference

For All Your Electrical Needs 30 Years Experience

Carpets will be dry when I leave

Free Estimates

25 Years Experience

Call for Local Discounts!

Solar Experts

100% Guaranteed

dog grooming

Call For Free Estimate

Dan Smith



SteamXpress Carpet • Upholstery • Ceramic Tile and Grout Cleaning • Water Damage Cleanup

623-742-0267 ROC# 268397 K-11

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Powerful Truck-Mounted Steam and Vacuum Cleaning Systems “Great Equipment & Service!”


Bill Andrews

623-551-9713 Summer Special 10% OFF

computers • Sidewalks • Patios 


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Specializing in: • Carpet & UPholstery • Pet Odor Removal • Car truck & SUV INteriors • tile cleaning • Carpet installation • Airduct Cleaning • Grout Cleaning

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• Block Walls/Repairs • Pavers • Stucco • Exposed Aggregate • No job too small

One Call Does it All!

Professional Service at a Great Rate

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New Lighting & Power Rewire & Remodel Landscape Lighting Experts!

Licensed • Insured • Bonded ROC L-9 272438

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ve WheIrseaEStarry! Dog


AFFORDABLE COMPUTER HELP Computer Problems? Email Viruses? Printer Stop Working? Slow Internet Browsing? PC Need a Tune-Up?

I’ll COME TO YOU! 25 Years of Reliable & Honest Computer Support Experience

Call Me Today for FAST Mobile Computer Help

Mark Gogan

(480) 720-0233 Also visit me on the web at

ROC#1169354, 1169355 Res & Comm

For all the Light reasons

Call Jeff


Don’t Unplug That Computer!


• Driveways

We Offer Spa Treatments For your Dog!

Garage doors

• Warm Oil Treatments • Mud Baths • Semi-Permanent Hair Coloring


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“We Are At Your Service” Garage Doors & Openers

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24 Hour Service Free Estimates

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house cleaning


Come and visit our custom glass showroom behind the Dairy Queen in Cave Creek.

480-235-6101 ROC 233846 & ROC 236899


Bobcat Service’s






Over 30 Years Experience! Licensed & Bonded ROC 216432

Desert Hills Resident


Residential and Commercial General Contractors New Homes • Remodels Design • Additions Improvements • Repairs Insurance Work Over 100 references available



Anthem Approved! New River Cobble Source

46211 N. Black Canyon Hwy. 3 miles North at Anthem on I-17 east side frontage road



480-575-0806 E-mail: www. Licensed • Bonded • Insured ROC 211698 & ROC 271352






Service - Repairs

Residential – Commercial Remodel, Additions & New Build

No Job Is Too Small! We Do It All! Plumbing • Electrical Drywall Painting Cabinets • Carpentry Framing Concrete • Fencing Foreclosure Clean-up • Repairs

Fred Ward Over 20 Years Experience


Licensed, Bonded & Insured • Roc 198411

Jody’s Trucking “Delivering Rock Solid Quality Service” • Granite • ABC • Sand •River Rock • Fill Dirt • Boulders • Arena Sand • Rip Rap




enson Jorg Home Improvements • Plumbing • Kitchen Remodels • Electrical • Tile • Drywall • Texturing • Painting • Cabinet Re-facing

480- 5 8 4 - 2983

house cleaning SANDRA’S

A Quality, Detailed Cleaning Service Base boards, blinds, shutters, ceiling fans, cabinets, light fixtures cleaned, vacuuming of furniture etc.. Everything included in one basic price. Move In & Move Out, One Time Cleaning, Weekly, Bi-Weekly & Monthly. Servicing Anthem to Cave Creek, New River, N. Scottsdale & beyond

Bonded & Insured

Private Independent Contractor

Call: Matt Lilly

GREAT HOUSE CLEANING The thorough detailed cleaning you are looking for.


Anthem, Tramonto, Desert Hills, Carefree, Cave Creek, North Scottsdale



M&H Landscaping

Licensed • Bonded • Insured

602-434-2846 North Valley Landscaping Quality you deserve for a great price you can afford. • Overseeding Lawns • Weed Control • Maintenance • Clean-ups • Irrigation/Repair • Installation/Renovation • FREE Estimates • FREE Lawn Treatment

Call Today 480-544-6345

Custom Landscaping • Flagstones BBQs • Sprinkler & Drip Systems Installed & Repaired •Tree Trimming Sod or Rock Installed Paver Installation

Free Estimates

Call Sandra 480-807-0022 Cell 480-707-8610

602.403.9674 Manuel Olguin

•Maintenance •Design & Install CLEANING Jody’s Trucking COMPANY •Tree Pruning & Removal “Delivering Rock Solid Quality Service” “Let Us Do The •Clean Ups Dirty Work •Sprinkler & Drip Systems For You” • Granite • ABC • Sand •Landscape Lighting • BBQ • Stone Veneer •River Rock • Fill Dirt • Boulders •Sod & Gravel Installed We work hard to • Gazebo/Ramadas • Fire Pits KIWEE’S

earn Your business and even HARDER to keep it!

Pavers/Flagstone • Arena •Sand • Rip Rap

• Bee Hives • Outdoor Kitchens


Weekly – Bi-Weekly Monthly –Move-Ins and Move-Outs


Call Gary

• 20 Years Experience • Arizona Native • Anthem Resident • Owner Operated • Irrigation Specialist • Maintenance Expert • One Time Clean Ups • Tree Trimming • Routine Maintenance • FREE ESTIMATES


we accept all major credit cards


• Carpentry • Electrical • Plumbing • Ceiling Fans

(623) 374-9669


Owner & Operator Lower Overhead Call For Best Prices

Licensed | Bonded | Insured ROC 268492

Customer Satisfaction And Attention to Detail Guaranteed!!


Madison & Table Mesa Granite & Decorative Rock Dirt, GSA, Sand, ABC River Rock, Rip Rap

Custom Glass Shower Doors & Enclosures Window Glass Replacement Custom Mirrors Glass Table Tops & Shelves.


Lilly’s Landscape

Desert Hills Landscape Hauling Garage Door & Openers Service, Installation & Repair For any Garage Door Needs Call Someone You Can Trust!

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• Water Features • Clean Ups • Tree Trimming • Accent Lighting • Curbing • Turf • Irrigation • Boulders • Block Fences & Custom Gates

Call For Free Estimates Valley Wide (602) 413-4370

Friendly, Dependable Service Free Estimates

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• Convert to LEDs and Save $$


• Low Voltage Lighting Specialist



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plumbing plumbing

pet sitting


•Clean-Ups •Irrigation Repairs • Hire an Experienced Full-Service Company • Design, Installation, Remodels • Pavers, BBQ, Fireplaces • General Contracting


Mike Potter

Landscaping/Hardscaping M&J General Contracting

623-465-0952 ROC 150017, 203168 Bonded & Insured


Designing and Maintaining

Landscapes for over 20 years! •Professional Maintenance •Tree Trimming •Irrigation Specialist •Water Features •BBQ’s/Fireplaces •Pavers/Hardscapes •Landscape Lighting •Clean-ups

Let us create the perfect environment for you!

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It’s not Self-Indulgence It’s Self-CARE! Nueromuscular Therapist with 15 years of experience. Extensive educational background Experience the best in Therapeutic Massage!


Free Estimates

Sprinkler Repair Landscape & Maintenance



Tree Trimming & Landscape • Monthly Maintenance • All Tree Removal • Desert Landscape Rock • One-Time Cleanups • Dead Wooding & Pruning • Concrete Walks & Patios Low Prices, FREE Estimate Serving Anthem, Tramonto & Surrounding Areas

Top to Bottom, We Do It All!



ROC 181287


Llama Palooza Ranch

Boarding for Hi-Energy Med to XXL Breeds

Let your dogs have a ball herding llamas and goats or just hanging out with the giant tortoises or emus on our 4-Acre Fenced in Ranch!

•Interior & Exterior •Remodels •Epoxy Floors •Multi-Spec Coatings •Wood Staining

plumbing PSYCHIC


plumbing plumbing

advertising in the foothills focus works! call us today! 623.465.5808

Bonded, Insured & Licensed #ROC166390

“No Job To Big Or Small”

licensed • bonded • insured

Beth Deckman, LMT 480-619-3160

623-465-2546 623-297-7584

•Affordable Same Day Service •Dependable •Guaranteed •12 Years Experience

Interior/Exterior Pressure Washing Cabinet & Decorative Finishing 30 Years Experience Free Estimates

Pest control

Grayson’s Painting, LLC

Interior/Exterior Custom Painting Pressure Washing Drywall Repair 30 years experience

Free Estimates 15% Fall Discount Commercial & Residential

623.332.5179 Lic.,Bonded,


Specializing in Quality Termite Control Also All Phases of Pest Control Services Including: Africanized Bees • Roaches Wasps •Spiders • Crickets Pack Rats Pigeon Control • Scorpions Ants • Ticks

• Water Heaters • Drain Cleaning • Water Softeners • R.O. Systems • Leaks • Gas Lines Best Price Guaranteed

24/7 Emergency Locally owned & operated in Cave Creek, AZ

623-465-7900 I8479BC, Licensed, Bonded, Insured




roc # 254779 • Licensed, Bonded & Insured


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By Rich

Single Items Multiple Loads Construction/Landscape Debris

Just About Anything

water tank CLEANING

Drive a a lot!

Computerized Gate Access Sizes from 5x5 to 10x30 RV & Boat Parking available 2 Year Price Guarantee Mail Boxes, UPS, Keys cut, Copies, Faxes, and Packing Supplies, too.


Reliable and Dependable Weekly Pool Service and Repairs

OWNER/OPERATED For 22 Years Call Tim at





Pressure Washing Pool Fill • Etc.



Scrap metal

Tree service


Cars, JOBS,Real estate And MORE in the classifieds


“It’s not potable if it’s in a dirty tank”

$25 and up 602-703-4123 34695 S. Old Blk Cyn Hwy

water treatment

water treatment

Pick Up of anything metal


We also pick up the following:

Car Batteries Electrical wiring Appliances Junk Cars Air Planes Even your Broken Down Spaceship! Etc, Etc. Etc.

Call Robert at 602.550.7776 SEPTIC REPAIRS


Bill’s Upholstery


Furniture Upholsterer Sofas, Chairs and more. Your Fabric or Choice of Ours Bill’s Retired But Not Tired! “Quality Workmanship Since 1963”

602.997.9568 water Heaters

Water Treatment

Clack WS-1 32,000 Grain Water Softener

FIND Cars, JOBS, Real estate And MORE EVERY WEEK in the classified SECTION!

wells & pumps


Installed Plus Tax*

Water Heaters



leak Detection





Your Local Contractor Since 1983

I can fill those holes in your Travertine floors!

Robert Leiler

Color enhancer & sealer Hone or Polish

602.616.9753 roc# 271720

Dan Smith


50 Gallon Bradford White Gas Water Heater


Installed Plus Tax

50 Gallon Bradford White Electric Water Heater


Installed Plus Tax


roc # 254779 • Licensed, Bonded & Insured


*Installed to exsisting loop


Yearly R.O. Filter Change & Service*

*Most systems, membrane not included


roc # 254779 • Licensed, Bonded & Insured


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Please visit our website at to place your classified. Rate for classifieds are $.50 per word and must be prepaid. Deadline for classifieds is Wed. at 5pm for the following Wed. issue. Classifieds may also be faxed to 623-465-1363. Please note that no classifieds are accepted over the phone.

Notices HELP HOMELESS PETS! Send your recipes for rescue project. Send to: “Pet Rescue” 2602 W Mingus Rd., New River, AZ 85087

Outlaws Only Renovation Sale

Everything Must Go! 30-50% Off

Knives, Martial Arts/ Self Defense Supplies tobacco/smoke shop accessories, Arizona Curios, Posters, Flags and More!!

623-347-9243 Rock Springs, AZ

BOO! Do you have something Scary in your yard? Call New River Recycle. We will come pick up at no charge. We take just about anything. Old washers/dryers, AC, water bladder, fencing or any kind, household appliances, water heaters. Will pay some cash for old cars and batteries. Please call 602-920-4989 or 480-352-2905

2003 Yamaha 100 V-twin Custom. 15K miles. Customized – many extras. Must see. $7900 obo. 602-750-5047 1960 to 1976 Enduro or dirt bike wanted by private party. Must be complete 50cc to 500cc. Will look at all, running or not. 480-518-4023 Autos 1964 to 1972 classic sports car, muscle car wanted by private party running or not. 480-518-4023 Fire Wood Mesquite wood -cut to fit your fireplace-one cord, $100.00 . You haul away Call 480-595-1862 Garage Sales Estate Sale -- Washer, furn, tools, toys, clothes, hosewares. Fri 11/4 & Sat 11/5 7:30 AM to 1 PM. 6014 E Sonoran Trail, Scottsdale (So on 60th St from Carefree Hwy) Amber Hills HOA Community Yard Sale Saturday, October 22 7:00 am to 3:00 cross streets Carefree Hwy and Paloma Pkwy. For more info call John 602-616-3311 FINANCIAL SERVICES

Adult Care Desert Hills/Cave Creek luxurious assisted living facility has 2 immediate openings. Private rooms, beautiful grounds, and licensed for all levels of care. For information, contact 623-465-2782 or visit us at ATV/Cycle/Etc 06 Arctic Cat TRV 500, 2800 miles, $4500, 4WD, army green, call Thomas G 602-647-2652

Help Wanted Immediate openings for customer service/ phone operators with data entry experience. Heavy phone volume. Full time. Will train. No nights or weekends. 7th St/ Carefree Hwy. Please email your resume to or fax to 602-992-0174 Utensil cleaner wanted for busy pharmacy. Must be 18 years old. M - F. No nights or weekends. Pleaseemail your resume to or fax to 602-992-0174

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 888-216-1541. AIRLINES ARE HIRING. Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-5370. Investment

Drivers: Dedicated CA/AZ & 11 Western. $500 Sign-on! Good Hometime! Mileage incentives. CDL-A, 2yrs exp. www. 623-386-4511 Drivers - Teams: $6,000. Team SignOn Bonus when you team drive for Werner Enterprises! Call Now for details! 1-888-567-3101 Gavilan Peak Sports Bar & Grill is looking for experienced cook. PT or Full time. 623-465-1020. 46639 N Blk Canyon Hwy. NEED A CDL? Need a job? Careers starting at $40k/year. As little as 4 weeks. Call Southwest Truck Driver Training, 602352-0704 (located in Phoenix) EMT PAID TRAINING to join elite U.S. Navy EMT’s. Good pay, medical, dental, promotions, $ for school. HS grads ages 17-34. Call Mon-Fri. 800-354-9627.

Looking for ladies who would like to play cards and/or mahjong. 623-465-9317 Al-anon Meetings in Anthem. Mondays 10:45am. St Rose Parish. 2825 W Rose Canyon Circle. S/W corner of Daisy Mtn & Meridian

Drivers- CDL-A: O/O and CO Teams for ultra sensitive specialized carrier. Must qualify for HAZ and Security Clearance. Sign-On $$$’s 1-866-204-8006

SEE YOURSELF making 6-figures? Our top earners do! We can help you get there. Family-owned Arizona-based trucking company looking for Owner Operators with/without equipment. Great freight, newer fleet, 24/hr driver support w/competitive pay, benefits package. 877-207-4662. DATELAND TRAVEL CENTER. Two positions available: Gift Shop Manager & Texaco Cashier. MUST relocate to Dateland, AZ. Background & reference check required. Apartment available. 928-287-1786. Instruction Instruction ALLIED HEALTH career training. Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 800-481-9409.

TIRED OF LOW RATE of Return on investments? Invest in a private held mortgage note. Balance $144K, 8% interest. Excellent payment history. 520-510-4284. Livestock & Supplies Will trade roofing work for 2-4 horse gooseneck trailer.  Licensed contractor.  602-616-9753 Saddle & Tack Repairs. Western & English plus Racing saddle too. 30 years exp. BuySell-Trade. 23yrs same location. Circle Mtn Rd & 18th St. 623-465-7286 LUV SHACK RANCH RESCUE is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. We rehabilitate and adopt out local horses that have been abused, neglected or rescued from slaughter. We are in need of donations and sponsors to help with feed and vet care. Volunteer opportunities are also available. For further info, please call 602-400-0826. VOLUNTEER-SPONSOR-ADOPT! Dreamchaser Horse Rescue offers a myriad of volunteer opportunities. Please consider joining our Dreamchaser family! We need animal lovers who are willing to help with everything from ranch chores to fundraising! We have sanctuary horses who need sponsors, and horses available for adoption. Come see us: or Susan at 623-910-6530 Misc Wanted Wanted: Old guns, western antiques. 623-742-0369/602-214-5692

Services Offered LANDSCAPING - winter grass, maintenance, weed sprays, tree trimming, sprinklers, & more 602-466-8171 I will clean your home. 14yrs local experience. $12 hour your supplies. Good References. 623-434-8125 Housecleaners & Windows Clean. Consuelo & Rudy. Experienced & honest persons, quality work. 480-720-2944 or 480-203-6781 BOO! Do you have something Scary in your yard? Call New River Recycle. We will come pick up at no charge. We take just about anything. Old washers/dryers, AC, water bladder, fencing or any kind, household appliances, water heaters. Will pay some cash for old cars and batteries. Please call 602-920-4989 or 480-352-2905 Desertscape Nursery 623-492-0799 Pets & Supplies Rattlesnake proof your dog now. Snake proofing for all breeds of dogs. New River location. 480-215-1776 www. HELP HOMELESS PETS! Send your recipes for rescue project. Send to: “Pet Rescue” 2602 W Mingus Rd., New River, AZ 85087 REMEMBER TO ADOPT! Maricopa County Animal Care and Control 602- 506-PETS. Sheltie & Collie rescue have beautiful dogs for adoption. 480-488-5711 RVS RV Space Available for rent. Full hookups, private secluded/neighborhood. New River. $500 per month. 602-339-0562

Big Screen TVs, as is, 41”-100” HD TV’s, Statewide pick up. Quick response. Bob 602-271-4461

Storage space available for heavy equipment, RV’s, parking. No coverage. Price negotiable. New River 602-339-0562

Real Estate

LENDER REPO SALE. 36 acres -

Black Canyon City Mobile home lot for sale. 19360 Spencer Street. 80ft wide, 134ft deep. Fence, water, sewer, gas, electric on property. Shed size 16ft x 19ft. Asking $35,000. Call 800-662-6139

$21,900. Gorgeous land originally sold for

ADVERTISE YOUR HOME, property or business for sale in 87 AZ newspapers. Reach over 1 million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: www.


Real estate Commercial Property For Rent: 1100sqft Building, C-2, Office, Retail, Plant Nursery. Between Anthem and New River exits, east side frontage road. For info call Shannon at 602-629-1000 Manufactured Homes NEW 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath DOUBLEWIDE - CAVCO Durango Factory Order. Full Drywall. Hardwood Cabinets - 1st Quality, Lowest Price - $33,995! Home Outlet 1-800493-2221. Rental Wanted Employed RN needs affordable condo or great roommate in CAREFREE or EXTREME CC ONLY. Sherry. 480-4661311. Roommate Wanted Employed RN needs affordable condo or great roommate in CAREFREE or EXTREME CC ONLY. Sherry. 480-4661311.

House share in Anthem. Looking for a room-mate (females only). NonSmoker. 3,500 square feet of living space. Nice location Call Francine at 623-551-2166 for more information Rentals Private Bdrm/Bath, Home Share, 3 Bdrm., 2 1/2 Bath New River Room, & Board traded for Horse/Dog Sitting, Lt. Housekeeping. Alcohol/Drug Free Live-In Secure Lady 35-55, Background/ References.Appt. 623 910-2397 Owner travels.

Casita for Rent. Great room w/ full kitchen, washer, dryer, master bed & bath w/walk-in closet. Private entrance w/parking. 7th St. & Joy Ranch. $850 per mo. Incl. sat. TV & utilities. 602-708-8999 Anthem condo for lease. 2 bedroom; 2 bath. Gated community, pool & fitness center. $950.00/mo (includes water). Call Becky at 480-215-3805. Owner is Realtor

Black Canyon City, Beautiful 2 bdrm apt 625.00 a mos, Must See! Call 928-830-5942

Two RV pads on Lot - 13269 47 Lane Container storage w/Washer hookup - clothes line brick patio $350 per mo per RV 928-210-3098

Space for your RV or Park Model. 50+. Lovely quiet Park. WiFi. Sheds. $260.00 Monthly. Black Canyon City. Photos: 623-374-9123

Looking to Buy, Sell or Rent? Need an agent that answers their Phone? Call Jo at Coldwell Banker Daisy Mtn Re for one on one service at no cost to you.480-326-8825

Land For Sale PRESCOTT AREA. RARE OPPORTUNITY. Foreclosure. 101 acres $89,900. Great opportunity at Ruger Ranch located near Kirkland. On maintained road. Build now or buy & hold. 1st come basis. Special lender financing. Call AZLR 1-888-690-8271. ADWR available.

$46,455. Located near South Rim of Grand Canyon. Lender offering incentivized financing




AZLR 1-866-979-8292. Lender resale.

320 ac - $58,750. Great getaway location.




AZLR 1-866-621-5687. DEEP DISCOUNT. Log Cabin on 8+ AC, $99,900. Owner must sell, beautiful whole log cabin on 8+ acres at Windsor Valley Ranch. Additional acreage available at cool 7,000 feet elevation outside Show Low, Arizona. Financing and ADWR available.


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“Since 1997”

“If You Can Dream it, We Can Do it” Call for your Pool Consultation! 1039 E. Carefree Highway Phoenix, AZ 85085 Licensed • Bonded • Insured


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