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Cave Creek Luminaria Run set for 9th year MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

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Shoppers turned out early for Moonlight Madness at the Outlets at Anthem. For the third straight years shoppers had the opportunity to start their holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Night. To view more photos from Thursday’s festivities go to thefoothills.focus.

Crowds come to Anthem, commence holiday shopping MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

Twas the night before Black Friday when all through the Outlets at Anthem shoppers by the car full showed up to start their Christmas shopping. Despite rain drops falling on their heads, the chance to get a drop on their fellow shoppers proved too tempting for a female-dominated crowd that turned out from all across the Valley. Susan Avans, of Avondale, drove up to the Outlets with her friend Sierra Garcia, of Phoenix, looking to do some shopping for her husband and son. Garcia said she took a nap after her Thanksgiving meal to prepare for a late night of shopping.


Avans said she was contemplating going without sleep as she was due for an early morning, having to be at work at 5 a.m. on Friday. When asked how she planned to accomplish such a feat she pointed to her double fisted caffeine combo of pop and coffee. “We’ve got the stores mapped out where they are,” Garcia said as they waited for the Nike store to open up. “We’re going to hit the Coach store and the toy store too after this.” Courtney Elkins, the manager of Aeropostale, is going through her third Christmas shopping season at the Outlets at Anthem. While many stores advertised


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The Cave Creek Luminaria Run will celebrate its 9th anniversary event at 5:15 p.m., Saturday beginning at the Cave Creek Rodeo Grounds. The event, which has drawn as many as 1,200 runners in past years, is back under the leadership of Carefree native Meribeth Reeves who had handed the event over in recent years. “We draw from all over the world, Canada, Australia, Great Britain,” she said. “It’s a unique kind of run. There are very few evening runs. It’s a beautiful unique experience.” This year’s event will be the first time the event has used the

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The Cave Creek Luminaria Run will celebrate its 9th anniversary at 5:15 p.m., Saturday. The event leaves from the Cave Creek Rodeo Grounds.

current course, which features city views, rolling hills on an out and back course. “It’s a little easier in avoiding traffic,” Reeves said. “We also

think it’s a really quiet, nice run that the runners will enjoy.” Proceeds from the event


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Cactus Shadows, Boulder Creek faceoff in season opening matchup MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

For a pair of veteran coaches today’s 4:30 p.m. wrestling meet at Boulder Creek High School will serve as a new beginning of sorts. For Boulder Creek coach Doug Crooks it is simply reclaiming a title he turned over to his assistant and former pupil Kory Gilliland for a couple years. “I’ve been coaching wrestling for 19 years,” he said. “I started the program up here, but when Kory who wrestled for me at Goldwater started working as one of my assistants I figured a couple of seasons ago that it would be the right thing to do to give him his shot running the team.”

After a two-year run the two have flip-flopped titles again with Gilliland now serving as an assistant under Crooks once again. At Cactus Shadows Jim Swetter, the third coach in three seasons at the Cave Creek school, looks to bring some stability to the program and instill hard-nosed attitudes in his wrestlers. While the former heavyweight at Kent State, where he recorded 100 collegiate wins as a member of the Golden Flashes wrestling program, is still new to Arizona he has seven years of high school coaching experience to his credit from his days in Ohio. “So far I’ve liked what I’ve seen,” Swetter said. “We’ve got a hard working group that



is pushing to get better each day. We’ll have a lot better feel for what we need to work on after {today’s} match.” BOULDER CREEK Crooks said that with a largely young lineup he is counting on his team improving as the season goes along. ”We have a saying that the season isn’t a sprint, but a marathon,” Crooks said. The veteran coach, who likes to change things up on his team, by having them practice to classical music said he’s got some solid candidates to play the role of the team’s lead conductor this season. Among that bunch are senior


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November 30, 2011

Local fire departments host toy drives STAFF REPORT

The Daisy Mountain Firefighters Charity Association continues its 4th annual Holiday Toy Drive from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., on Saturday at the Outlets at Anthem and from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Anthem Walmart. For the past three years Firefighters have teamed with the Outlets at Anthem and Walmart to collect donations of new toys, clothing and blankets. These donations are dispersed to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Maricopa Medical Center. Collection dates at the Outlets also will

include 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dec 10 and 17th at the Outlets at Anthem as well as 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11th at the Anthem Walmart. Rural/Metro Firefighters also will be collecting new, unwrapped toys daily from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. through December 17 at either the Carefree Station or the Cave Creek Station. Toys can be dropped off at CarefreeRural Metro Fire Station at 37401 N. Tom Darlington Drive in Carefree or at Cave Creek-Rural Metro Station #825 at 37402 N. Cave Creek Road.

New River Desert Hills Community Association set for holiday social STAFF REPORT

The New River/Desert Hills Community Association (NR/DHCA) will have its annual holiday social and dessert potluck with special guest, District 3 County Supervisor Andy Kunasek at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 13 at Crossroads Christian Fellowship. Kunasek will offer an informal update on the County’s 2011 highlights and a sneak peak at 2012. The evening is also

an opportunity to celebrate the season with members, friends, and neighbors. Beverages and tableware will be provided by the NR/DHCA. Everyone attending is asked to bring a dessert or sweet treat to share. NR/DHCA invites everyone to attend the free event. For information, call 602432-2800 or 602-525-0548. Visit nrdhca. org for information. Crossroads Christian Fellowship is located at 42425 N. New River Road in New River.

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Boulder Creek seniors Joey Cantelme (left) and Vincent Paterno prepare for the 2011-2012 season. To view more photos of the Boulder Creek team go to

meet Continued from page 1 team captain Joey Cantelme, who figures to wrestle at 195 pounds. “Sometimes the bigger guys take flack about their work ethic, but he sets an example for the other guys in here,” Crooks said. Other veterans with a shot at turning heads include seniors Vincent Paterno at 220 pounds and Sean Pratt at 152 pounds along with junior Kyle Fantin at 113 pounds. Among his young stable of talent sophomore Jro Byrd at 170

pounds and Branson Tibbs a freshman have stood out. While Mike Contreras, who won state at 140 pounds a season ago, is gone the coach said his former teammates learned from watching his dominant senior season. “It gets the program exposure, but more importantly than that a lot of these kids were around him every day last season,” Crooks said. “They know that they are doing the same workouts he was. They

CACTUS SHADOWS In establishing his style of wrestling Swetter said there’s a balance to working with the skills that wrestlers have already developed and having them work to implement his style of attack. “The kids have been really receptive,” he said. “If I ask them to do something I’m showing them why we’re doing it. Basically more than anything my teams have been ones that are in good shape, stay in position and aren’t too flashy. I’m a heavyweight after all.” While the team has seven seniors, it’s sophomore Ritchie Florez that comes into 20112012 with the most impressive resume after finishing sixth at state in the 125 pound weight class as a freshman. “He’s a younger guy, but everybody in our room knows how good he is,” the coach said. “He competed at nationals over the summer and is in here working hard every day.” Of his senior class the new coach said Andrew Kassir, at 120 pounds, has stood out. “He has been a vocal leader,” he said. “He looks good.” Kassir is joined on the team by brother Jeffery Kassir, a freshman, and senior Matt Kassir, a cousin. Senior Tino Morales is another wrestler the coach has high expectations for, saying he’ll be a strong contributor no matter what weight class he ends up in. While the team doesn’t currently have a heavy weight

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the coach said the upper weights are in good hands among seniors Adam Dye, Gunnar Collier and Nate Anderson. “We’ve got a lot of experience and we want to let the student body and the faculty know about what kind of team we have, and let them share in the excitement,” Swetter said. That’s also a goal for Crooks at Boulder Creek. “We’d really like the community and the students to support the program,” he said. “Once they come out and watch us I think they’ll be hooked.”

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Cactus Shadows sophomore Ritchie Florez (left) and Tino Moralez battle in preparation for the 2011-2012 season. To view more photos of the Cactus Shadows team go to

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The Cave Creek Walmart was closed for seven hours when a device resembling a bomb was discovered in the employee break room refrigerator on Thursday afternoon. When the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office bomb squad found that the device was not an explosive the store was eventually reopened for business at approximately 11p.m. that night. STAFF REPORT

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The Walmart Supercenter in Cave Creek was evacuated and closed for seven hours on Thanksgiving after an assistant manager found a suspicious device in an employee refrigerator. According to Maricopa County Sheriff Office reports an assistant manager at the store, located at 34399 N. Cave Creek Road, found a device with flashing lights and wires attached to it. MCSO personnel were contacted at 4:21 p.m. The store, with approximately 20

was evacuated while the bomb squad dealt with the device, which turned out not to be an explosive. MCSO also took bomb sniffing dogs through the rest of the building before deeming it safe. Employees returned to work at 9:30 p.m. and the store reopened for business at 11 p.m. Walmart gave its security camera footage to the Sheriff ’s Office, but MCSO personnel said at this point they have no suspects regarding the incident.

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“We’ve been waiting in line since 6 p.m.,” said Karen, still an hour before the store was set to open. “It will be worth it though.” Avans agreed, but acknowledged that the thrill of the hunt isn’t entirely altruistic, explaining that there’s something to be said for giving

at a discount so one can also also receive. “If I can get 50 percent off my Christmas shopping up here then I can get myself a facial and a haircut,” Avans said, when asked about the draw of driving from the Southwest Valley.

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opening at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving night Elkins opened her store just after 8:30 p.m. “When we started doing this {Moonlight Madness} on Thanksgiving night a couple years ago it was pretty unique,” she said. “Now a lot of places are doing it, but it still draws well. The Outlets are a destination” Elkins said that anything with Aeropostale’s name on it was popular, with hoodies with fur lining perhaps being the hottest item for the holiday. Aside from her store she also anticipated Coach and Banana Republic being two of the more popular destinations. Pam Green and Karen Green had their Thanksgiving meal out near Lake Pleasant, but the mother and daughter abandoned the men following dinner to await the opportunity to check out the deals at Coach.

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Friday night’s championship game in the Boulder Creek Thanksgiving Invitational had a chance to be a lot of things for the Jaguars girls basketball program. Under first year coach Josiah McDaniel the Jaguars were in position to post the team’s first 4-0 start since the 2006-2007 season and their first four-game winning streak since February of the 2009-2010 season in addition to winning the title in the inaugural season of their tournament. With 1:07 left in the game they also were primed to complete an impressive comeback as the Jaguars had rallied from down 14 heading into the fourth quarter and as many as 16 in the second half to claim their first lead since the first quarter at 48-47. Ther rally was necessary after the Jaguars offense went cold in the second quarter as Desert Mountain’s defense held the Jaguars scoreless for the first five minutes. During the drought a 12-12 tie turned into a 27-12 Desert Mountain advantage.

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Winter sitting out with injuries, the Jaguars had an opportunity to post a win against a state playoff team from a season ago thanks to a defensive effort that limited the visiting Wolves to only one field goal in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately for the Jaguars Desert Mountain didn’t need to make any field goals to pull out a 58-50 win. Instead the visiting Wolves scored their final 11 points at the foul line thanks in large part to a bizarre turn of events with 53 seconds remaining in the game. After the Jaguars took the lead with 1:07 remaining Desert Mountain brought the ball up the court where Jaguars sophomore Hannah Neilson was whistled for her fifth and final foul. In such circumstances coaches are allotted 30 seconds to decide on a substitution for the disqualified player. In most cases coaches milk this opportunity, whether to give final instructions to the player coming into the game or simply to let the players on the court catch their breath. The game typically resumes once the referee walks over to the bench and tells the coach his time is up and a substitute needs

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Youth football team claims state title STAFF REPORT

The Wolfpack, a youth football team in Anthem made up of players aged 11 – 12, completed an undefeated season (10-0) with a state championship earlier this month.

In a rematch from earlier in the season, the team, coached by Ken Wood, made a 20-yard field goal as time expired to knock off the Cave Creek Razorbacks, 3-0, for the title.

On the season the Wolfpack averaged 40 points per game. The core group, which has played together for the last four years, went 9-1 last season, before being eliminated in the second round of the playoffs.

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If you haven’t liked the last 3 Twilight Saga movies, there is no reason to think you would enjoy this one. Twilight is one of those polarizing phenomena where people either seem to love the books/movies or hate them, without much room for middle ground. Thus, this review is geared towards fans of the series, as really, that’s who the films are made for and anyone else spending the time and energy to talk about how stupid they think it all seems is just wasting breath: fans don’t care. This review is probably unnecessary, as a huge percentage of the people who will see this movie will have done so in the first week. Thus, instead of telling fans why they should go see it, I’ll just offer my musings on why this is the best film of the series so far, but also why it is the grossest. First, the good stuff. Finally, oh finally, someone working on this film watched the first three movies in the series and looked at the makeup jobs on the vampires and said, “Um, why do they look so stupid?” The vampires of the Twilight series are described in the book

as flawlessly beautiful, if maybe a bit pale. They are supposed to stand out among mortals, but not to the point where anyone could look at them and say, “oh yeah, that’s totally a vampire.” And if I saw anyone on the street looking how any of the Cullens do in the first three movies, that’s exactly what I’d think. Plus, they are supposed to be more beautiful than they were when they were human, yet in the flashback sequences, each of the vampires clearly looks way better than they do as vampires, which is totally backwards and frustrating for fans. In Breaking Dawn: Part 1, however, the makeup team backed off on the inch-thick white powder and let the stars (most of whom are very attractive) shine through. It was so refreshing. The improvements in makeup were great and would have made me like this movie more than the others in the series even if this one had been on par in other respects, but the makers didn’t stop there. Because this book is split into two movies, they were able to give more time and attention to main plot points, and this one really captured so much from the book that I actually had a hard time remembering what they left out or screwed up

(normally, I take a tally during the movie of everything that is frustratingly absent or different). This is a mostly positive thing, until the seriously creepy stuff starts happening. When I read this book, I remember thinking, “there is no way they would ever show ____ in a movie.” Without giving away spoilers, I won’t divulge what I’m referring to, but I seriously had to look away for minutes at a time during several scenes towards the end that involved sickening use of blood. For better or worse, they went for it. I guess book fans can’t complain for years that key plot points are ignored, and then get miffed when the icky details are presented on the big screen. And icky it is. One of the most common comments I heard walking out of the screening was, “was that really just PG13?” Between intimate scenes between Edward and Bella and the overall ick factor towards the end, the MPAA had to have seriously pushed the limits of what it deems ok for our teens to watch. Parents be warned, but good luck trying to keep your kids away from such a force of nature. Young fans are eager to get swept away by the second to last Twilight film, and you’ll be hard pressed to stop them.

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ability to communicate and give traffic signal priority to multiple emergency vehicles converging at the same time at the same intersection. This vehicle prioritization system can help prevent emergency responders from colliding with one another at strategic intersections. Additionally, as more and more automobiles are equipped with onboard devices that can communicate with traffic signals, other vehicles on the roadway, and “real-time” traffic control centers, this system will help prevent collisions between emergency vehicles and private automobiles. The MCDOT SMARTDrive field test involves six

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The Caepe School in Anthem, announced the termination of high school classes effective Dec. 31 in a release issued on Tuesday. Caepe School will terminate its upper grade classes and focus solely on grades K-8. Tamara Lee, the head of the school, said a drop in attendance left their high school students feeling socially isolated. Lee added that displaced students will be given assistance in finding a new school. For information on the Caepe School go to

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community events HOLIDAY Carefree church hosts holiday boutique Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Carefree is hosting its 21st annual holiday boutique and bake sale from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The event offers a variety of handcrafted Fall and Christmas decorations including Santas, gnomes, sleighs, wreaths, centerpieces, decorated and lighted trees among others. A variety of jewelry also will be available. Proceeds will benefit a variety of charitable organizations. Complimentary refreshments will be served. The church is located at 9205 E. Cave Creek Road in Carefree. For information call 480-488-2081. Cave Creek Museum offers children’s Christmas program Cave Creek Museum will have its 5th annual “Cowboy Christmas” children’s program from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. The free, family-friendly event will give participants a chance to make Western-themed crafts, like a rope wreath and cowboy hat ornament. “Brand” your own bandana. “Tip” some cows. Play some horseshoes. Saddle a wooden steed to ride in Cave Creek Museum’s hobby horse obstacle races for both kids and adults. Finally, singing cowboy Gary Sprague and his own talented mount, Dusty, return to entertain visitors with holiday poetry, stories, and songs. Space is limited and registration is required. For information or to register call

480-488-2764. Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 E. Skyline Drive in Cave Creek. For information about the museum go to Anthem’s host holiday light show Neighbors in Anthem are invited to partake in some competition for cash prizes this holiday season by entering the community’s 4th annual Lights of Anthem Holiday contest. The contest seeks the best that Anthem residents have to offer when it comes to decorating their homes for the holidays. New this year is the opportunity for residents to nominate an Anthem home for the contest. Homes will be judged on creativity, originality and overall enthusiasm for the holiday spirit in one of three categories: Sights and Sounds of the Holidays, designated for displays with lights synched with music; Classical Design, for those creative lighting displays with an artistic flair; and Judges Choice, the top overall choices by the judges. Judging takes place the week of Dec. 12. Winners will be contacted by phone or email no later than December 31. Prizes will be distributed from the ACC/HOA office. Registration for the contest can be done by completing an entry form found online at There is no fee to enter. Completed forms, including all nominations, are due into the ACC/HOA by Dec. 12. The ACC/HOA offices are located at 3701 W. Anthem Way, Suite 102.

Girl Scouts, Mrs. Claus join forces in Anthem Anthem’s Girl Scout Troop 2422 will be at the Safeway in Anthem at 9 a.m., Saturday accompanied by Santa and Mrs. Claus. The morning includes story telling, hot chocolate and cookies with Mrs. Claus as well as pictures with Santa inside B-119. Those wanting to get a photograph should bring their own camera. To go into a drawing for prizes- bring a non-perishable food item to donate to a local food bank. Other activities include crafts, cake walk, face painting, balloon animals and Christmas music. Anthem Country Club revisits Renaissance The Royal Renaissance Singers will perform during a five-course meal at 7 p.m., Dec. 17 and again at 3 p.m. on Dec. 18 at the Anthem Country Club. Wearing costumes, singers will lead guests in Feaste and Frolic to celebrate the season. Tickets cost $85 and can be purchased by calling 623-2055608 or by email at jon@acnv. org. Anthem Country Club is located at 41551 N. Anthem Hills Drive in Anthem.

begin at 6 p.m. and are followed by a holiday feast featuring tapas and carving stations. The evening includes entertainment and dancing as well as a cash bar. Discount tickets of $35 are available for those that purchase before Dec. 9. Price at the doors is $45 per person. For information or to sign-up contact Jessica at 623-465-3037. HEALTH

Cave Creek church offers support for those dealing with cancer Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church will host a 10 a.m. meeting on Saturday in which the topic of peace, love and wisdom for 2012 will be discussed. A discussion period will follow the free presentation JUST LISTED!

which is open to anyone whose life is impacted by cancer. Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church is located at 6502 E. Cave Creek Road. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP at 480-488-3283. Refreshments will be served. GARDENING Carefree Gardens presenters offer insights on bees The Carefree Desert Gardens will have a presentation about bees at 9:30 a.m., Dec. 10 by gardeners Mike Hills and Lee Ann Aronson at the Town Council Chambers in Carefree. Mike studied Agronomy and Plant Sciences at the University of Arizona and has raised honeybees since childhood.  Lee

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call Continued from page 6 to report, in much the same way a baseball umpire ends a meeting on the mound. Instead of handling a very common practice in typical fashion, the official called a technical foul for delay of game on the Jaguars team. Even if the officials believed McDaniel had taken too much time they have the ability to give a delay of game warning. In that scenario only a second delay results in a technical foul. Upon receiving the technical, a surprised and angered McDaniel shot off the bench for an explanation and was hit with a technical foul himself. In calling the unusual delay of game technical (something I’ve never witnessed in the last nearly 12 years as a reporter, nor in four years of playing high school basketball here in Arizona) Desert Mountain’s Carly Rose got to shoot six free throws, two for the initial foul on Nielson and then two for each of the two technical fouls. Additionally the Wolves retained possession. When Nielson made 5-of-

6 free throws to take her team from down one to up four Boulder Creek was forced to foul as Desert Mountain attempted to run out the clock. Once again Rose was fouled. This time she made both free throws as Boulder Creek watched Desert Mountain go from down one to up six before they could even get the ball back. With less than a minute to go in the game the Jaguars simply didn’t have enough time to overcome the questionable call. Following the game a still dumbfounded and disappointed McDaniel talked about his team’s effort outside the locker room. “We did a great job getting back in the game by getting stops defensively and we got big contributions from Sam (Young), Samika (Mendoza), Molly (Collins) and Darian (Slaga),” he said. “To take a one point lead and then to have the game get away from us there at the end… it was just a shame what happened.” As Desert Mountain players

and coaches filed out of their locker room, several offered McDaniel condolences for what they deemed a, “bogus call”. The Jags coach said his team has plenty of improving to do. “We’re still learning to play together,” he said. “We’ll get better as we get more experience.” He also said he’s excited at the prospect of getting Swader and Winter back in the mix, estimating they might be able to return to action within the next week or so. “They’re two very good players that will bring more speed to our team,” he said. Along with adding to the team’s full-court pressure defense, the two also figure to alleviate some of the offensive burden from Slaga. The team’s freshman point guard averaged a staggering 22.5 points per game over the first four contests, using her ball-handling skills and speed to consistently get to the basket. In getting to the championship game the Jaguars rolled over

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Central by 38 points on Nov. 21, defeated Thunderbird by 20 on Nov. 22 and then beat Shadow Mountain by 12 on Nov. 23. Both Slaga and junior center Sam Young, who averaged 12.25 points per game, were named to the all-tournament team.

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community events Continued from page 9 Ann is newsletter editor of the Arizona Herb Association. The duo will discuss the biology of bees, the role of Arizona’s native plants in bee life among other issues. A honey tasting will also take place during the event, which is expected to last until noon. A $5 donation is appreciated. Seating is limited. For information call 480-488-3686. The Town Council Chambers are located in the U.S. Post Office Building at 100 Easy Street in Carefree. SPORTS Anthem hosts youth 3-on-3 basketball tournament Anthem is looking for fifth, sixth, seventh and eight graders along with high school aged students to compete in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament beginning at 10 a.m., Dec. 10 at the Anthem Community Park. The event is a round-robin,

double elimination tournament with three divisions: fifth-sixth graders, seventh-eight graders and an open high school division. Games will take place Awards will be given to the top two teams in each division. Teams can be all boys, all girls or co-ed. Cost is $85 per team and registration can be completed by contacting Anthem Sports Director Rick Klein at rklein@ or Tournament Coordinator Amy Craft at acraft@anthemcouncil. com. There will be a DJ spinning some tunes and concessions will be available. LIBRARY Cave Creek library hosts annual meeting The Desert Foothills Library Association will have its annual Membership Meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 14. The meeting will be in the Library’s Conference room at 38443 N

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RELIGION Anthem church offers movie night NorthGate Community Church will present a showing of Christmas With a Capital C, Putting Christ Back in Christmas at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 7. The movie will follow dinner, which will take place at 5 p.m. For information on the evening call 623-581-0627. NorthGate Community Church is located at 34835 N. 7th St. in Phoenix.

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MUSIC Cave Creek establishment hosts trio of blues musicians Janeys Cave Creek will host a Blues and BBQ event from 7 – 11 p.m., Friday with New Orleans native Lazy Lester headlining for an evening of swamp-style music, along with Valley blues musicians Hans Olson and Chuck Hall. Along with the music an old-fashion pig roast will be available for $5. Coffee, wine, beer and other adult beverages will be available. The performances take place on the outdoor stage of the venue, located at 6602 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. Concert tickets can be purchased for $20 at Janeys and will be available at the gate. For information or a full schedule of upcoming shows at Janeys, stop by, call 480-575-6885 or visit Musical Theater of Anthem performs holiday show Musical Theatre of Anthem’s (MTA) Holiday Show, filled with the sounds of the season, featuring classic carols and some popular music, is set for 7 p.m., Dec 16 at Fellowship Church. Act I will feature professionalperforming adults, and Act II will feature the youth of MTA. Fellowship Church is located at 39905 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy. in Anthem. Tickets may be purchased online at www. for $15 or for $16 at the door.

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Don’t miss your court date Wo o d y Allen once reportedly s t a t e d that 90 percent of life is just showing WILLIAMS u p . Perhaps something similar could be said about a court date. I do know that nothing good will happen to you if you miss a court appearance.

Media scrutiny will have say in presidential race W i t h his poll numbers dropping l i k e dissidents in Syria, President O’ REILLY Barrack Obama has to be hoping the national media will continue to help him out. Last time around, the network news organizations swooned over the junior senator from Illinois and marginalized his opponent, Sen. John McCain, as much as possible. According to a new study by the conservative Media Research Center, the president has some reason to be optimistic about the media in 2012. The group examined the morning shows on ABC, CBS and NBC in order to ascertain campaign attitudes. The headlines are these: — So far in 2011, morning network correspondents have labeled Republican candidates as conservative 49 times. But only once have they referred to Obama as a liberal. — By a four-to-one margin, the morning show hosts have used adversarial questioning against Republican interview subjects as compared to Democratic guests. — The morning programs routinely run positive “human interest” stories about the president and his family. No Republican contender has

received that kind of coverage. The conclusion reached by the MRC is that the morning programs are not likely to “cheerlead” for the Obama campaign as some did in 2008. Instead, they will be more likely to scrutinize his Republican opposition. Having worked at both CBS News and ABC News, I can tell you there is a managerial culture that is decidedly liberal. Some places are worse than others. Under Dan Rather, the CBS landscape was openly left. Under the late Peter Jennings, ABC News was more politically correct than agenda-driven. Jennings did not like political advocacy on either side. Americans can expect a vicious campaign next year. The Republican candidate will have to go after Obama on his record, and that will bring hard blowback. Obama, himself, rarely uses personal attacks. But some of his supporters, especially on the Internet, certainly do. Gutter sniping will be all over the place. Last time around, McCain did not take the fight to Obama, preferring to highlight his own experience for the country. That was a mistake that the Democrats exploited. Sen. Obama’s political record was weak; he was essentially running on charisma. Instead of pinning him down on specific solutions

to targeted problems, McCain allowed his young opponent to dazzle the public with rhetoric. This time around, the Republicans have cold, hard facts to present to the American people. And the only answer to those damning statistics is diversion, pettifogging the issue with ginned up controversy and smoke. We can expect the national media to embrace the pettifog and flog it all morning (and evening). The media are loath to admit any mistakes, and their support of Obama is on the record. There is little chance the Republican challenger will receive fair and balanced coverage. Will media support for the president be enough to give him the edge in 2012? If the vote is close, the answer most likely is yes. Veteran TV news anchor Bill O’Reilly is host of the Fox News show “The O’Reilly Factor” and author of the book “Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama.” To find out more about Bill O’Reilly, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate web page at This column originates on the website www.

Civil Traffic Tickets Someone receiving a civil traffic ticket can pay it either through mail or with a debit or credit card over the phone. If the allegation is a moving violation, then most people are eligible for Defensive Driving School (which can also be done on-line). If someone completes driving school, then that particular charge is dismissed. (If there is more than one charge on the ticket, please remember that driving school only resolves one of the charges). If someone ignores their traffic ticket, and/or does not appear for their arraignment date (or for a requested civil traffic hearing), then the ticket will go into default, a fine will be imposed and a series of additional fees will be assessed. For example, something as relatively minor as a car pool lane violation, will trigger a fine of $401. When the required additional fees are added, the amount due becomes close to $578. Perhaps more significant than the fine, is that someone in default on a civil traffic fine will have both their driver license suspended and their ability to renew their license plate blocked. Driving on a suspend license is a class one misdemeanor (the most serious type) in Arizona and is a common way that otherwise good people end up with a criminal record. Criminal Charges If someone fails to appear for a court date while facing a

criminal charge, then a warrant will be issued for their arrest. This is true whether the court date is an arraignment, a pretrial conference or a trial. In addition to making omeone’s life instantly more complicated, an arrest warrant will also suspend the defendant’s driver license. Lawsuits If someone ignores a regular civil lawsuit by not responding to it, then a default judgment will most likely be entered. If someone ignores and/ or fails to appear for an eviction action, then they could be removed from their residence five days later. Due to the state of the economy, justice courts are currently literally buried in collection cases. My court alone receives between 350 and 425 new debt collection lawsuits each month. The vast majority of these cases result in default judgments. Nearly every week, someone comes to a garnishment hearing complaining that they “never got their day in court.” I look at the case file and see that they were served, that they did not file an answer responding to the lawsuit and that they did nothing after receiving the entry of default. Next, I try to explain to them that since they chose not to exercise their rights, they lost them and that the only thing the garnishment hearing is going to decide is how much of their paycheck is going to go to the plaintiff each month. The bottom line is that bad news usually does not improve with the passage of time. Ignoring any type of court date will only make things worse. Judge Gerald Williams is the presiding justice of the peace for the Northwest Regional Court Center. His column appears monthly in The Foothills Focus.

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Lilly’s Landscape


THerapeutic Massage


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water Heaters

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wells & pumps

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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.



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

BIGBUGTOURS.COM Guided Trips & Gold Panning Lessons 928-308-1411 Departs Mayer 10 A.M


HELP HOMELESS PETS! Send your recipes for rescue project. Send to: “Pet Rescue” 2602 W Mingus Rd., New River, AZ 85087 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 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 Adoptions ADOPT: We will provide loving home for your precious newborn baby, beautiful life. Married couple, homestudy approved, expenses paid. Call for info 1-800-3156957 Walt/Gina. Adult Care CARING IS MY CALLING-Part time companion available for care, compassion, dependibility. Do you need a day off a week for errands but need help with your loved one, organize and simplify your life? Mature woman. 25 yr. resident. References. Deb 623-465-0617 ATV/Cycle/Etc 06 Arctic Cat TRV 500, 2800 miles, $4500, 4WD, army green, call Thomas G 602647-2652 2003 Yamaha 100 V-twin Custom. 15K miles. Customized – many extras. Must see. $7900 obo. 602-750-5047 1960 to 1976 Enduro or dirt bike wanted by private party. Must be complete 50cc to 500cc. Will look at all, running or not. 480-518-4023 Autos 1964 to 1972 classic sports car, muscle car wanted by private party running or not. 480-518-4023

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


Send Resume to: GARAGE SALES “SWAP MEET with Santa! Bring the kids!  Dec 10th, 7am-2pm.  NorthGate Church 34835 7th St.  Spaces avail at $15/ea.  Call 623-581-0627 Help Wanted

Certified Caregivers and Certified Nursing Assistants Needed for a local private duty home care company. Required to have at least 1 year’s experience and the ability to pass an extensive background check. WE OFFER: Competitive pay rates, Trip fee, In-service pay and Health Insurance. Various day/shifts available. FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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Looking for help w/ filing and sorting paperwork. 623-465-8861 Drivers - Teams: $5,000 Team SignOn Bonus when you team drive for Werner Enterprises! Call Now for details! 888-567-4855 Handyman Assistant. Part time possible full time. 602-326-1946 Part- time Grounds Porter. Villages @ Anthem On-site Condo Community. P/T 20hrs per wk. Sun –Thurs ($10-12/hr). Must have great customer service skills. Monitoring Homeowner Compliance, Cleaning Pool and Grounds, General Maintenance & Vendor Relations. Submit resume to rbresumes@aamaz or fax to 602-870-8220. EOE

CAREGIVER/HOUSE CLEANER: Snowbird couple in N.Scottsdale/ Escancia are looking for the right person who would be available to work M-F during the day from 12/2/11 to about 4/10/12. About 6-7 hours per day. Great pay for the right person. Email your contact information (Resume is optional) to JKTHERAPY@AOL.COM

HOME FURNISHINGS Beautiful chocolate brown leather sectional from Robb and Stuckey. Beige Cloth Bench cushions with loose pillow backs. Contemporary styling. In excellent shape. 120” x 78” x28” high. Husband doesn’t like it! asking $825.00. Call Robin at 623-551-6017 Instruction Extraordinary Equestrian Experiences. Training & Lessons. Dressage. Jumping. Western. Vaulting. Trail Rides. Located in New River. 480-567-5030 In home drum lessons! Black Canyon City/New River/Anthem areas! Beginner through intermediate, 30+ years experience. I come to your house! call 602-705-2839 for rates 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. Livestock & Supplies Will trade roofing work for 2-4 horse gooseneck trailer.  Licensed contractor.  602-616-9753.

Extraordinary Equestrian Experiences. Training & Lessons. Dressage. Jumping. Western. Vaulting. Trail Rides. Located in New River. 480-567-5030 LUV SHACK RANCH RESCUE is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. We rehabilitate and adopt out local horses that have been abused, neglected or rescued from slaughter. We are in need of donations and sponsors to help with feed and vet care. Volunteer opportunities are also available. For further info, please call 602-400-0826 VOLUNTEER-SPONSOR-ADOPT! Dreamchaser Horse Rescue offers a myriad of volunteer opportunities. Please consider joining our Dreamchaser family! We need animal lovers who are willing to help with everything from ranch chores to fundraising! We have sanctuary horses who need sponsors, and horses available for adoption. Come see us: www. or Susan at 623-910-6530 MISC. 40’ storage container in good condition for sale. $3500 obo. 623-218-8727 Misc Wanted Wanted: Old guns, western antiques. 623742-0369/602-214-5692 Big Screen TVs, as is, 41”-100” HD TV’s, Statewide pick up. Quick response. Bob 602-271-4461 Music Lessons In home drum lessons! Black Canyon City/New River/Anthem areas! Beginner through intermediate, 30+ years experience. I come to your house! call 602-705-2839 for rates Security Security. Helping to protect YOU, your HOME, your CAR-24/7. Accident Recorder-Black Boxes-SPY CAMSVideo Doorbells-Helmet Cams-etc. Know who’s at your door BEFORE You open it! Personal Security Devices 480-532-1312 Services Offered Extraordinary Equestrian Experiences. Training & Lessons. Dressage. Jumping. Western. Vaulting. Trail Rides. Located in New River. 480-567-5030 A&D LAWN MAINTENANCE, LLC. YOUR YARD, YOUR WAY. FREE ESTIMATES! 13 Years Arizona Experience. Trim palms, trees, prune bushes Cleanups, maintenance, weeds, storm damage, trash, planting, custom requests. Angel 623-680-7550

WELD AND REPAIR SERVICES. On Site Welding, Oil, Black, Galvanized Pipe Fencing, Arenas, Stalls, Corrals, Mare Motels, Shades, Gates, Custom Barns Etc. FULL MOBILE SERVICE 602-821-7167 www. In home drum lessons! Black Canyon City/New River/Anthem areas! Beginner through intermediate, 30+ years experience. I come to your house! call 602-705-2839 for rates Sprinkler & Drip Repairs. Irrigation Maintenance. Troubleshooting. Pressure Problems. Leak Detection Timers, Heads, Valves. www. 623-748-4773 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 Steel Buildings

30'x36' Reg. $12,100 NOW $9,700 36'x58' Reg. $19,550 NOW $16,300 48'x96' Reg. $39,800 NOW $34,100 81'x130' Reg. $99,700 NOW $85,500 Source: 1LB

Jakes’s Custom Framing

928-257-4875 Pets & Supplies Rattlesnake proof your dog now. Snake proofing for all breeds of dogs. New River location. 480-215-1776 www. 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- 506PETS. Sheltie & Collie rescue have beautiful dogs for adoption. 480-488-5711

Real estate Commercial Property

Rental Wanted

C-3 For Lease approx. 850 to 3000 sqft. Was Riverside Food Mart in the New River Plaza. Very reasonable to match economic times. 46639 N Black Canyon Hwy. Frontage Road. 623-640-7978

Looking for a two bedroom, furnished house/condo in the NR/Anthem/Desert Hills area for a two month period beginning December 15. Call 623-465-4960

Manufactured Homes

Roommate wanted, Anthem, 4 bedroom, 2 bath with pool. $500 monthly. Miki 602-309-0459

NEW 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath DOUBLEWIDE - CAVCO Durango Factory Order. Full Drywall. Hardwood Cabinets 1st Quality, Lowest Price - $33,995! Home Outlet 1-800-493-2221.

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3 bed, 3 ba home has private bed & bath, dish network & wi-fi, utilities included, alarmed. $500 mo. 21st & Joy Ranch. Chris 480-225-5701

Rentals new river: new 2400 sq.ft home 4 bdrm/3+1/2 bath on one acre 1 mile to I-17. $1800 or 602-653-9180 Carefree Crossing Dev. Carefree Hwy and 27th Ave. 3 bd 2 bath, pool, 2 car gar.very clean, available Jan/Feb. $1200.00 mo. 623-322-6408 House Share: 3 bedroom is $425. 2 bedroom is $450. 1 bedroom is $500. Includes utilities,internet, bathroom bidet system. 5 min to I-17, 10 min to USAA University. Location 7th St and Carefree Hwy. Call 602-628-7735 ask for Lee

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