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Boulder Creek looks to build off semifinal run MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

The 2010 edition of the Boulder Creek Jaguars baseball team established a new bar for the program moving forward. During a 26-15 season the squad from Anthem broke the state record for hits in a season with 485 as they came up just one victory short of playing for a state championship. As the 2011 season gets under way today, at Gilbert, with a 3:45 p.m. first pitch, coach Joe McDonald is confident that his

team, featuring five returning starters has the ability to be a contender come the state tournament once again. “There are some real nice similarities between this year’s team and last year’s,” he said. “I see the same work ethic and focus. They have one goal in mind and that is to play on May 14.” While McDonald said he won’t predict an offense that will average better than 11 hits per game again he said it should be plenty potent to win a lot of games

“I think one of the key elements is we have speed from the beginning to the end of our order,” the coach said. Senior catcher Jonny Pawling returns at the top of the order to set the tone for his squad, coming off a season in which he hit .424, scored 43 runs, and had 18 steals, a team best. “It will be a good challenge to try and match that, but I think we’re going to be stronger defensively and we’ve got good pitching,” Pauling said. BC baseball preview continued on page 7

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Boulder Creek senior Cody Jones figures to be a fixture in the Jaguars pitching rotation once again this season. The Jaguars enter 2011 coming off a 26-15 record that included a trip to the 5A DivII state semifinals. To view more photos from practice go to The Foothills Focus Facebook page at

Desert Hills, New River residents excited about new roads MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

Gene Strauss can finally sit and enjoy breakfast on his patio, taking in the Sonoran Desert that he calls home in Desert Hills without having to worry about a cloud of dust invading his piece of serenity. After moving to his Desert Hills home, located off Desert Hills Drive on 29th Ave., some five years ago, Strauss said he was assured his dirt road would be surfaced. “At some point, especially with the economy being where it’s at and the state being broke I wondered if it would ever get built,” he said. “We had people sell to get out of here. They couldn’t handle the constant dust.” While Maricopa County couldn’t budget to pave the


road with asphalt they came up with what they think will be a solution, one being tried out not only on Strauss’ street, which has approximately 36 homes, but also on 12th St. north off of Circle Mountain Road. The project, which was completed on Feb. 16, involved the County working with a corporation called Soilworks. Based out of Chandler, the group uses an environmentally friendly liquid copolymer to stabilize and solidify the soil, providing erosion control and dust suppression. While it looks similar to asphalt it comes at a much cheaper price. “To pave a road with asphalt you’re looking at anywhere from $7 to $12 a square yard,” Leon Adair, a Maintenance Engineer for Maricopa County said. “With this product you’re

looking at approximately $2.20 a square yard. If it holds up the way they indicate it will it’s something we’ll consider using on a larger scale in the future.” Maricopa Engineering Inspector Elvira Seta said the copolymer works much like a glue. While asphalt is prone to cracking when the dirt beneath settles the copolymer has a flexible quality that should adapt to the environment. The newly paved roads consist of 2,112 feet in length on 12th Street and some 3,160 feet on 29th Ave., for approximately a mile between the two streets. Seta has been monitoring the project and will be checking in regularly in the coming weeks to see how well the road holds up under traffic and weather. “We’re curious to see how




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Desert Hills resident Gene Strauss said he and his neighbors couldn’t enjoy the outdoors of their home due to the dust constantly kicked up by cars driving down the dirt road in front of their homes off of Desert Hills Drive at 29th Ave. Maricopa County recently used an alternative paving material to alleviate the problem. The County also used the same technique to pave 12th St. north off of Circle Mountain Road in New River.


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Desert Hills resident Gene Strauss expresses his gratitude to Maricopa County employees following the paving of the previously dirt road in front of his house off of Desert Hills Drive at 29th Ave. Maricopa County recently used an alternative paving material to alleviate the complaints residents had about dust being kicked up by motorists on the road. The County also used the same technique to pave 12th St. north off of Circle Mountain Road in New River.

it does after some rain,” she said on Thursday. The contract with Soilworks guarantees the road will hold up for seven years with yearly maintenance. Seta said she talked to many of the drivers on both roads. She estimates that 12th St. sees anywhere from 100-150 cars go by each day. “I’ve spent the last couple days out here and the smiles on the driver’s faces are very rewarding,” she said. “Up until now if they went any where over 10 miles per hour they were kicking up dust everywhere. All I keep hearing is how great this is.” Adair said he anticipates he’ll have a good idea of the longterm viability of the new roads

within three months. “I think that will be enough time to have an idea of whether they’ll hold up well enough against the weather and the traffic,” he said. Soilworks will return to the roads after six months to perform some maintenance. Strauss said he and his neighbors are more than impressed. “I’ve talked to a lot of people and the consensus is, ‘oh my God this is fantastic,’” he said. Seta only sees one problem. “I’ve talked to people that live on other streets in the area and they want to know why their street wasn’t picked and when we’re going to take care of their street,” she said. “Depending on how this holds up we very well could be back sometime in the near future.” To learn more about Soilworks go to


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The end for the 2010-2011 editions of the Cactus Shadows boys and girls basketball teams came in the same gym against the same opponent and in strikingly similar fashions on Feb. 15. Approximately two hours after the No. 9 Falcons (15-11) girls team fell 50-41 to No. 8 Peoria (176) in the opening round of the 4A Div-I girls state tournament the No. 15 seeded boys team saw their

upset bid of No. 2 Peoria slip away in a 55-43 defeat. In both games the Falcons gave a solid effort defensively, but simply couldn’t make enough shots to give themselves a chance to win. The Lady Falcons offensive struggles were particularly apparent in the first half when they managed to convert on only 5-of-23 shots from the field against a Peoria 2-3 zone defense that dared the Falcons to take perimeter shots. When

Cactus Shadows did penetrate they struggled to navigate the interior, in particular the shotblocking threat provided by 6-foot center Cecelia Pearl. At the half the Falcons found themselves down 22-11, as senior Kara Curley was the only Falcon to score in the second quarter, accounting for all six of the team’s points on 3-of-4 shooting. The rest of the team went a combined 0-for-6 from the field. CS basketball continued on page 6

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Cactus Shadows senior Riley Wicker is among 13 senior hoping to lead the Falcons to a deep run in this year’s 4A Div-I state tournament. To view more practice photos go to The Foothills Focus Facebook page at MARC BUCKHOUT pitchers. If you bring me a kid MANAGING EDITOR as a freshman that is committed

Spencer Grace wouldn’t mind one bit if his first season as the varsity coach at Cactus Shadows High School mirrored that of another San Diego State alum who happens to share his name. In 2001 Mark Grace, an Aztec graduate and longtime Chicago Cubs, came to the desert and helped the Arizona Diamondbacks to a World Series crown in his first season with the team. Spencer, who led the Falcons freshman team to an 18-2 mark, isn’t shying away from setting expectations for the 2011 Falcons coming off a 16-11 season which ended with a first round defeat in the 4A Div-I state tournament. “Hey, it’s state title or bust,” said the one-time Santa Ana College center fielder. “I’ll still pat the guys on the back if we don’t reach that goal, but with the talent we have here there’s no reason we should be talking about anything less than a state title.” Grace said he’s looking to bring stability to a program in which he becomes the third different head coach in the last three years. “What I want to do is bring an aggressive style both offensively and defensively,” he said. “I also want to develop this program so that it’s filled with power

to playing year round I can help him develop to where he’s throwing 90 miles per hour before he leaves the program.” Senior catcher Connor Sabanash, one of 13 seniors on the roster, said Grace’s approach has been welcomed with open arms. “He’s got a great attitude,” the catcher said. “He’s laid back, but he’s a real good communicator. He’s encouraging. It’s great that he’s talking about a state championship. We’ve bought in to what he’s trying to do.” Grace said there’s been an influx of talent to the program which adds to what was already a solid core. On the mound the team will be led by senior Joe Ford. Grace said the lefty had an outstanding summer to emerge as one of the staff ’s top guns, joining a group that also includes juniors Sean O’Grady, Brett Beiser, Grant Lasley, along with seniors Riley Wicker, Scott Walter and Ryan Nemger who is battling back from a shoulder injury. It’s a group Sabanash said is fun to work with. “We’ve got it seems 75 percent of team that can pitch,” he said. “And they’re a bunch of guys that consistently throw strikes. They make it so I don’t even have to work that hard behind the plate.” Ford said he doesn’t feel any

pressure to do too much. “I’m just going to rely on my defense to make plays,” he said. “Charlie {Dominick} at shortstop and Nate {Lisena} at second are real strong up the middle, Max Peterson at first is a good glove and then Connor behind the plate is a wall. So our infield is going to be real good and then in the outfield we have some athletes that can run it down.” Two of those athletes in the outfield are a pair of stars from the football field that return to the diamond after sitting out last season in seniors Jon Leonard and Cameron Larson. In a Desert Sky Region that features the defending 4A Div-I state champions in Saguaro the Falcons know where their attention will be. “Queen Creek has some talent,” Grace said. “But it should come down to Saguaro and us for the region title.” CS baseball continued on page 13

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In the second half the Desert Sky Region champions attempted to force the issue to get back in the game with some full-court pressure, but Panther senior guards Raven Boone and Lindsey Huth quickness proved problematic. While Boone scored 11 points Pearl provided an inside presence netting a game-high 13 points for the Panthers. In the second half the Falcons never got within eight as the team finished the game 15 – of - 60 from the field, a 25 percent clip. Cactus Shadows

was led by Curley who scored 12. She was joined in double figures by fellow seniors Kaylee Paciora and Kelsey Easterbrook who both had 11 points. In the boys game the Falcons (14-11) went in as the decided underdogs as the No. 15 seed against the No. 2 Panthers (216), but the Falcons also went in having claimed the regular season meeting between the two teams, knocking off the Panthers 78-65, at Cactus Shadows on Nov. 30. The turning point in the game came in the third quarter when


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Boulder Creek senior catcher Johnny Pawling returns to pace what was a record-setting offense last year. Batting leadoff, Pawling hit .424 on the season. He also scored 43 runs and stole a team-best 18 bases. To view more photos from practice go to The Foothills Focus Facebook page at

Pauling will figure into the starting rotation along with fellow senior Cody Jones who had a 4.45 ERA in 61.33 innings last year, recording four victories. Jones said that despite losing 2010 graduate Bryce Eisenbart, who won 10 of the team’s 26 games, the pitching staff will be stronger. “We’ve got me and Johnny back and then we’ve added Tony (Blanford) and Garrett Grant and Alex Real,” Jones said. “We’ve got a lot of pitching.” Senior Andrew Parrott, another returner, also returns to provide pitching depth. Real, who has already signed a letter of intent to play college baseball at the University of New Mexico moved to the area along with his brother David, a junior, adding some punch to the Jaguars squad. “Between those two and Tony we’ve added a ton of offense,” McDonald said. Beyond championship aspirations the Jaguars will head into the season looking to earn the school’s first region championship. “It will be a little different this season,” Pawling said. “We know we won’t be coming in under the radar with anyone, but I think we’re up or the challenge.”

Along with Pawling and Jones the Jaguars can look to senior left fielder Joseph Fant, a returning all-region selection, for leadership. Fant hit .394 last year with 27 RBIs. McDonald said his team will get a good feel for where it stands quickly. “We have the toughest schedule in the state the first two weeks of the season,” the

coach said. “We want to play the types of teams that will be playing late in May. I have the utmost confidence that we can match up against anybody in the state or the country. Last year’s success was very beneficial. It gives us something to feed off of. The kids that return got a taste of what it was like to be so close last year. I have to believe that will benefit us this year.”

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Why is “Waiting for Forever” a story you wanted to tell? Keach: “I’d never seen this character [Will] before. So often we judge people by the way that they look, and then we can find out that that person is not who they seem to be. In this case, I just found Will’s character to be…the essence of innocence. It’s innocent love, and it’s pure love. He suffers from childhood trauma. The only thing that kept him going on was the love that he had for someone else. He turned his trauma, into a love for someone else. An idealized love. He felt this was his best friend, the love of his life. At a screening at the Writer’s Guild, I was sitting inside, with the moderator, and there was a knock at the window. There was kind of a scary looking fellow out there, who had a whole bunch of things for me to sign, from The Long Riders. He was so grateful, and had signatures of all the characters. He had been seeking out all of us: Randy and Dennis Quaid, the Carradine Brothers, he had gotten my brother’s signature, and I was the last one. Are these people obsessive? Are they sick, or do they just love the movies we do?” Where do we draw the line between romantic and crazy? Keach: “I think we draw the line if someone doesn’t respect

people’s space, or people’s privacy. Will in no way got into her personal space. He was actually afraid to come forward. I was afraid to be a director for a long time, because I didn’t want to take the chance of not being good at it. Same for Will- he’s afraid of being rejected. We draw the line at a physical threat, or an emotional threat. I’m not a psychologist, I don’t know a clinical answer. And Will was somebody who knew her [Emma]; they never had a falling out. She was that person that you hold when things get really bad.”

What’s the craziest/most romantic thing you’ve ever done for someone you loved? Keach: “I walked out on a marriage. I fell in love with Jane (Seymour) when I was working in Arizona, and directing her in a movie. With the marriage I was in, she was going her way and I was going mine. I knew that if I didn’t leave the marriage, I couldn’t tell Jane that I loved her. I didn’t have an affair. Jane would never have been involved with someone that was married.”

There is a scene between Blythe Danner and Richard Jenkins that was particularly moving to me. How were you able to weave a story of new love so seamlessly with the story of how we say goodbye to love? Keach: “I don’t know, but I’m glad I did. That was one of the things that truly attracted me to the script. The couple that drives Will in the car had that love, too. They have that relationship, too. They remind me of my parents. He just wanted her to be strong. How did I do that? I just wanted the performances to ring true, to be real. I think that’s your job as a director.”

Slightly off-topic, but I’m curious. If you could take any existing movie and re-direct it, which would it be, and why? Not meaning that you think the movie is bad, necessarily, but just a movie that you’d like to put your own spin on. Keach: ”The Best Year’s of Our Lives, to retell it for today. I would remake it today for people coming back from the wars of Afghanistan. It’s just such a great picture, and a great story.”

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community events MUSIC Pinnacle Concert series continues The 12th annual Pinnacle Concert Series continues at 4 p.m. March 6 when the Harry James Orchestra performs Big Band Era tunes at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church. was known for his trumpet, his wife Betty Grable, his lead singer Frank Sinatra and his swingin’ lifestyle. The group will take the audience through the nostalgic journey through the golden age of swing. Tickets are $28 for general admission, $42 for premium seats and $12 for main floor rear seats. Student tickets pay $6. For information call 480-303-2474 or Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 North Pima Road, Scottsdale, 85255 (on the NW corner of Pima and Happy Valley Roads). MIM hosts famous ballad singer Ballad singer Tim Eriksen will perform at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Musical Instrument Museum. Along with vocals he comes up with arrangements for fiddle, banjo, guitar and bajo sexto, transforming American tradition with a northern-roots sounds that embraces old New England murder ballads, shapenote gospel, and originals alongside Southern Appalachian

and Irish songs. Tickets are $25-30. Purchase tickets online at www., in person at MIM, or by calling the MIM Ticket Office at 480-478-6000. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater is located at 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix.

The Mission, Cinema Paradiso and The Godfather III as well as other memorable films. Tickets are $30 general admission and are available online at www. Arizona Chamber Orchestra is a professional ensemble featuring Arizona’s top classical artists.

Anthem coffee house hosts open mic Java Worx in Anthem has an open mic night from 7 – 9 p.m. Fridays hosted by local singer/ songwriter Raul Odonnal. All styles are welcome (acoustic), and all ages. No profanity. Java Worx is located just west of I-17 on Anthem Way. For information call 623-551-7979 or go to

Jazz Festival comes to Scottsdale The Spring Wine and Jazz Festival debuts with Khani Cole at 1 p.m. Sunday at El Pedregal. Cole will perform songs from her three hit albums, including her latest release “Lifetime”. The free concert series features free live jazz music from notable valley artists in the outdoor amphitheater. Guests are invited to sit in the outdoor amphitheater and purchase tickets for food and wine tasting. For information please call the El Pedregal Management office at 480488-1072 or visit

Arizona Chamber Orchestra performs at MIM Arizona Chamber Orchestra, a new ensemble comprised of Arizona’s top classical musicians, presents “Arizona Chamber Orchestra Goes to Hollywood” at 7 p.m. March 4 at the Musical Instrument Museum’s Music Theater. Audiences will hear the familiar music from such composers as Mozart, Bach, and Morricone featured in soundtracks from Hollywood’s greatest motion pictures.  The Arizona Chamber Orchestra’s program will include the beloved scores from Titanic,

Cave Creek Coffee hosts concert Darden Smith will perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Cave Creek Coffee Company. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for Smith’s show. The songwriter who weaves together rock, pop, country, folk and American influences will perform songs from his most recent album titled, community events continued on page 10



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set for 6 p.m. Saturday at Pioneer Village. Attendees will dine on a meal and dessert while listening to Wyatt Earp’s trials and tribulations during the early part of his life. This one-man play is told by Wyatt Earp Presold tickets are available by calling 623-465-1052 at $35 per person including dinner and the play. SAFETY Daisy Mountain Fire offers emergency training for resident The Daisy Mountain Fire Department is offering its free Community Emergency Preparedness Training beginning at 7 p.m. March 3. The group will meet from 7 – 10 p.m. for eight consecutive Thursdays offering attendees training in basic emergency response skills. CERT members are then integrated into the emergency response capability for their area. I a disaster should overwhelm or delay the community’s professional response, CERT members can assist their families, then others by applying the basic emergency response and organizational skills they learned during training. These skills can help save and sustain lives following a disaster until help arrives. In order to receive a certificate attendees must make it to eight sessions. One missed session can be made up. The classes will take place at Daisy Mountain Fire Station 141, located at 43814 N. New River Road in New River. To register e-mail cert@ For information call 623-695-1424. FUNDRAISER North Valley Women’s Club host Wild West Night The GFWC North Valley Women’s Club hosts its second Wild West Night from 5 – 9 p.m. March 26 at the Roadrunner. The Chuck Wagon Supper will be complete with a cash bar, two-bit auction and a 50/50 raffle. The event will include drawings for a four-day stay at a Rocky Point condo and a delicious Tuscan dinner for six at the winner’s home.

Event tickets are $25 per person. Drawing tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Space is limited. For event and/or drawing tickets call 623-551-5726, 623-551-4440 or 623-551-3081. All proceeds from the event will go to support the projects and charities of the North The Roadrunner is located at 47801 N. Black Canyon Hwy. in New River. For information about the GFWC North Valley Women’s Club go to or email us at Hair Salon offers assist to Anthem Pets Duo Hair is hosting a grand opening that doubles as a fundraiser or Anthem Pets from noon – 5 p.m. at 42201 N. 41st Drive in Anthem. Silent auctions, networking and dessert will be available. All proceeds will benefit Anthem Pets, a non-profit providing spay/neuter and medical care to abandoned animals in the North Valley. A $10 discount off any of their services with card available at For information call 623-551-2234. Mexican restaurant supports American Diabetes Association Ocho Loco’s Mexican Restaurant,) in Anthem is hosting a dinner night from 5-9 p.m. March 9 to help send Page Skousen to Camp AZDA - Diabetes Camp from June 4th - 11th. Camp cost is $700. Ocho Loco is at3655 W Anthem Way suite D105 (623-551-8580). All cash donations are tax deductible and go to The American Diabetes Association in Page’s name. To make a cash donation please contact Tari Skousen at 623-742-8150. For more information about camp AZDA: camps/2011/ada-camp-azda-2011.html Cactus Shadows PTO hosts wine tasting The Cactus Shadows High School PTO is holding a wine tasting fundraiser to support Grad Nite Live on Saturday April 9, 2011 at Janey’s Coffee Co & Bodega, 6602 E. Cave Creek Road. Tickets are $20 prepaid online, and $25 at the door. Enjoy wine, desserts and live music, along with a silent auction and raffle.  Grad Nite Live provides a drug & alcohol free party for the graduating seniors of Cactus Shadows High School.  Info & tickets at community events continued on page 14

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How safe is your wireless information? Submitted article

Wireless internet whether at home or about, is incredibly comfortable. Once everything is set up and running you can easily connect your computers, printers, and mobile devices over the air and move them around freely. The challenge with this convenient technology is keeping your information safe from prying eyes and data-thieves. So you’ve setup your wireless router and even created a password for attaching your devices…great! Your data must be safe now right? Don’t count on it. If you’ve left most of the settings at the factory default, but created a password to attach your devices, your router is not very safe at all, which means your data is not very safe either. Banking online, internet shopping with your credit card, registering your vehicle online; all over wireless signals, is open to hackers and identity thieves. Not a comfortable thought is it? Over the last few years there have been new security safeguards built into wireless routers to address these security concerns, but if you don’t have a degree in computer science it’s not always a simple process to configure and activate those security measures. In general terms there are two wireless security protocols in use on the majority of the routers in our homes today. They are the older WEP (wired equivalent protocol) and new WPA (Wi-Fi protected

access). The WPA protocol was developed because of the inherent weaknesses to the original measures. Unfortunately most of the wireless networks I encounter are still using the older security, which is easily compromised and hacked, exposing your personal information to anyone with a laptop computer, some readily available software, and bad intentions. So what if your router is using the older technology? What can you do to protect your information? If you’ve been using the same password on that older router for awhile that’s the first place to start, change it. In fact change it often, until you’re ready to upgrade with a newer and more secure router. New routers are relatively inexpensive today, and compared to the nightmare of dealing with identify theft, there downright cheap. In fact you’ll probably spend more on your auto insurance in two months than you will on a new router. Once your new router is setup, configured, and secure you’ll rest easier knowing your private wireless information is too. And if you need help with your new equipment there are plenty of qualified technical experts that can assist you with that task. You go to great lengths to protect your personal belongings, don’t forget about your personal information.

Mark Gogan is an independent computer consultant in Cave Creek and can be reached at 480-720-0233

DVUSD begins registration for kindergarteners STAFF REPORT

The Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) will welcome the class of 2024 at kindergarten registration March 7-11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Parents are invited to visit their neighborhood school’s office to register for kindergarten. To download registration forms or find out which school your child will attend; refer to the boundary map section on the district website, www. Students need to be 5 years old by Aug. 31. Early registration is

important as schools plan staffing needs for next school year. Parents need to bring: original birth certificate or a certified copy; immunization records; proof of residence (utility bill, house payment receipt, rent receipt, escrow document or lease agreement); identification; and legal guardian or custody papers if applicable. Families that live outside the district boundaries can enroll their child for a DVUSD school by filling out an open enrollment form and bringing it to the school of their choice.


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Gourd artist leans on craft through medical struggles MARC BUCKHOUT MANAGING EDITOR

Denny Wainscott was introduced to gourds in his childhood when he and his grandfather used to carve them into bird houses. The Indiana resident would go on to spend a career working in the auto industry before the long hours drove him back to the world of art. “It’s funny because I would have told you I never would be an artist,” he said. “I planned on being a professional baseball player. I could pitch a game and then precisely remember the pitch sequence used against each batter and what happened.” Now at 61, Wainscott has been putting that attention to detail into his art, which he said keeps his mind busy and is a good distraction. From 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 4-6 Wainscott will be in Carefree for the 16th annual Carefree Fine Art and

Wine Festival. The event, put on by the Thunderbird Artists, will offer patrons an opportunity to view paintings, bronzes, photography, pottery, sculptures, jewelry, baskets, scratchboard, wood created by some 165 juried artists from around the world. At the age of 50 Wainscott stepped away from his job at Subaru Isuzu to pursue the hobby he had been introduced to by his grandpa as a youth. “I painted them for a year, but that didn’t do much for me,” he said. “I was reading Popular Mechanics and saw a tool that was used to etch glass and I called the people that made them and asked if you could use them to carve gourds.” When it comes to gourds there is a large range of sizes as well as density. “They dry like wood, but they do so in different manners,” Wainscott said. “Some dry as hard

as oak and some are as soft as basal wood.” When it came to picking a subject for his pieces

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Denny Wainscott will be the featured artist at the 16th annual Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival set for March 4-6. Wainscott, a gourd artist, will be one of 165 juried artists from around the world.

he drew inspiration fromalso was both of his grandfathers, who instilled

a respect for nature. “They loved to hunt and fish,” he said. “You never waste anything from nature. I think because of that respect they taught me I’ve focused on Native American culture.” Along with doing shows around the country Wainscott has his works in museums in New Mexico, North Carolina, Indiana and both at the Leona King Museum in Scottsdale and the Uniquely Southwest Gallery in Sedona Wainscott has continued at his craft at a prolific pace despite the fact that doctors found a brain tumor five years ago. “I’ve gone through radiation and to this point I’ve been lucky that my health has held up, but this has helped me keep my mind straight,” Wainscott said. “This gives me a way of sharing with people who I am.” Along with the artists the three-day show also will feature Calypso and Reggae

musician LEMO who will be featured on the stage, with Patrick Ki on classical guitar and smooth jazz composer Jeffrey Michael. There will be also a variety of wines available with a fee of $10, which includes an engraved souvenir wine or beer glass and six tasting tickets. The show is set for 101 Easy Street in Carefree. For information on the show go to

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Jason Napier will be among the 165 juried artists at the 16th annual Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival set for March 4-6.

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“I’m excited to see who can flip the switch when we line up against another team,” he said. “We’ve got some serious bats throughout the lineup. Our games might remind people of a laser light show the way I think we’ll hit. You won’t be able to just buzz fastball down the middle against our No. 9 hitter. Whoever that is will be somebody who can knock one

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Cactus Shadows senior Connor Sabanash will be counted on to be a run producer in the middle of the Falcons order along with supplying leadership behind the plate as the Falcons catcher. To view more practice photos go to The Foothills Focus Facebook page at facebook. com/thefoothills.focus.

After taking one of three games from the Sabercats last season Sabanash said he and his teammates are confident they can compete with Saguaro. “They have some great players and have a strong tradition, but

we’ll be confident against them and everybody else,” he said. Grace said he can’t wait to get the season started. The Falcons travel to Tucson Thursday to compete in the Cowboy Classic Tournament.

real estate for real people Pollyanna doesn’t live here While I have received countless supportive emails and calls since I began writing this column every now and then I get an email from someone who feels that I am just fear mongering in an attempt to get homeowners to sell their homes at “any” price. The most recent email I received came from a writer critical of the fact that I had not sung the praises of the elected officials who diverted us from the abyss with the likes of “TARP” and the auto company bailouts. Because I have not given them credit for “saving” us, I must simply be trying to make a political statement. He did want me to know how the massive bailouts (like TARP) that saved his pension are now being paid back with interest. Finally, he stated I should limit my discourse to the subject of real estate implying that I do not have the knowledge to speak of economic matters. While I do not profess to know it all (no one could), I do hold college degrees in economics and finance. Furthermore, I traded 30-year bonds on Wall Street for a major Investment Bank. Plus since the meltdown in 08’ I have immersed myself back in the world of finance seeking the truth

about where we stand financially. As for the assertion that I am making a political statement – well I am! My statement is – most politicians are too incompetent, too beholden to special interest (banks) and most possess too little backbone to deal with the serious issues at hand. If the writer had read more of my articles, he would know I think both Republicans and Democrats are equally at fault. As for being a fear monger, well I take that as a compliment. Had more people been a little scared of consequences in 2005 there would be far less financial misery right now. Maybe if more people recognize the truth now, there will not be as much misery in the future. When there is good and encouraging news in housing and the economy I will be happy to report them. I choose not to listen to the cheerleaders who are jumping for joy as they report the unemployment rate has fallen to 9.0 percent. It is not that these poor folks found a job – it is that they stopped looking. How do I know? Because The Labor Department reported that only real estate for real people continued on page 16

page 13 out if you make a mistake. We want to make coming out to the games a spectacle, something the community can rally around. We’ll play the music loud, hopefully draw a lot of fans and make it uncomfortable for opposing teams to come in here.” Ford said he likes the way this year’s team supports each other. “In past season when things

have gone poorly we haven’t been there for each other as much as we could have been,” he said. “Our goal is to go undefeated, but if we do face adversity I think with this group we have guys that will pick each other up.” The Falcons home opener will be Tuesday when they play host to Flagstaff. First pitch is 4 p.m.

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community events Continued from page 10 SPORTS Baseball, softball camps supports local Little League High Desert Little League will have a fundraising camp from 9 – 11:30 a.m. Sunday for T-Ball and Farm players and from 1 – 3:30 p.m. for

Minors, Majors and Juniors players at Anthem Community Little League fields. In addition to the clinics for players there will be a coaches clinic. The clinic for T-Ball and Farm coaches is from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. and the clinic for Minors, Majors and Juniors

is from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. The players clinics, open to both baseball and softball players, will include work with pro players and coaches, working on hitting fundamentals, throwing mechanics, infield and outfield play, base running, fitness and agility drills, pitching drills and more. The coaching clinic will include work with kids followed by a one hour lecture and a question and answer session. Cost for players and coaches is $50. Players and coaches are encouraged to bring their own water. For information go to pbacad. com, call 480-797-7930 or e-mail ANIMAL WELFARE North Valley cat rescue seeks assistance Kittie Rescue, a North Valley pet rescue, is seeking kennel assistants. For information call 623-465-0320. HEALTH Chronic pain support

group meets American Chronic Pain Association, a group designed to help people in pain deal with their problems, has a local chapter that meets from 6 - 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month at Azools Bar and Grill at 3134 W. Carefree Highway. The Northern Phoenix group will cater toward veterans, but also is open to the general public. There is no cost to attend the meetings. Utilizing skills taught at ACPA meeting will allow members to become actively involved in their own recovery. The support members receive at group meeting will enable them to continue to make progress. ACPA groups are meant to offer a support system to members, as well as teach skills which will enable members to cope with the day-to-day situations. For information contact Jerry Abrahamson at 602-741-8992 or Anthem Al-Anon group hosts 1st meeting

Does someone’s drinking bother you? Al-Anon can help. Courage to Change AlAnon group meets from 6 –7 p.m. Wednesdays at Cross of Christ Church is located at 39808 N.Gavilan Peak Parkway, Anthem. TAX AID AAPR offers assistance to taxpayers AAPR Tax-Aide volunteers will be available from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. each Wednesday afternoon beginning on Feb. 2 and continuing through April 13 at the Desert Foothills Library. The volunteers will help taxpayers prepare and file their personal federal and Arizona income tax returns. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling the Library at 480-488-2286. AARP volunteers offer free income tax preparation  AARP Tax-Aide is available at both the Beauf Community Center and the Deer Valley Senior Center on select days through April 15. Customers do not need to be AARP members to participate. The free service will prepare and e-file tax returns primarily for low and moderate income families, with special attention being provided to those individuals ages 60 and older. This year, AARP Tax-Aide has expanded the number of trained tax counselors and can now accommodate many more taxpayers for added convenience. Beuf Community Center is located at 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Road. For information on times and dates call 602-534- 4754. The Deer Valley Senior Center is located at 2001 W. Wahalla Lane. For information on times and dates call 602-495-3735. For general information and other local sites offering AARP Tax Aide services, go to No appointment is necessary.

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real estate for real people Continued from page 13 36,000 jobs were created in January. At that rate, it would take 250 months (20 years) to get a new job for everyone that has lost one in the last three years. Meanwhile – Not only is the U.S. broke with $14 trillion in the hole, now every state in the Union is running a deficit (except 4) and most of those are so far in the red that they are on the brink of bankruptcy - It has never been this bad in the history of our country. The writer also wanted to know why I do not give the politicians, namely Bush and Obama, more credit for saving us from financial destruction. My answer - they do not deserve it. The reckless spending that has been going on for 30-plus years only skyrocketed under the “conservative” Bush and has hit warp speed with Obama. The incestuous bailout of their partners in crime (the banks) have only made the problem far worse – not better. Once the morphine (loose monetary policy) wears off, the pain will be even worse. Despite all the rhetoric, the clowns in D.C. only continue to demonstrate gross levels of incompetency in dealing with the deficit. The $100 billion reduction the Republicans were suggesting has now been reduced (by both Republicans and Democrats) to 32 billion. That is equivalent to an individual making $50,000 a year, but who spends $100,000 in credit card debt saying “I will cut my spending down by $2,000, but I am not going to pay off any of the debt.” That is insane! So as your dollar continues to get devalued and as commodities for everything that you and I need the most (from gas to food to clothing) go through the roof, all because of the policies of Ben Bernanke, the only thing not going up is housing. In 2010, we witnessed the worst year on record for housing. There were fewer new homes sold than anytime in the last 47 years. Meanwhile, there were more than 1 million homes foreclosed despite all the wonderful government programs and despite the Big Boys halting foreclosures in Oct. 2010 while they waited on the news media to talk about something else – like maybe Egypt. But, now that no one is “talking” about banks doing anything illegal – foreclosures are back with a vengeance. Of course, there have been no arrests, instead the perpetrators have been bailed out and paid massive bonuses with our money. And, if that was not enough, the problem is even uglier and more disgusting when you look into the two monstrosities that you and I now own – Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. It is via these entities (who are being supported/ bailed out with billions of taxpayer dollars)

that continue to bailout the banks. It was bad enough that we (the taxpayers) bailed these clowns out with TARP after they made insanely reckless and BAD bets. What makes it worse is the fact that the financial system was not going to fail. Maybe B of A or Wells or Chase or Citi would have failed, but the system would not have failed and any honest assessment of the situation would lead to this truth. There is more than enough investor money on the sidelines that would have created new banks in a Wall Street minute. Of course, the stock price of the before mentioned companies would have gone to zero and therein lies the problem. The guys giving all the political donations would have lost a house or two in the Hamptons – can’t have that. No, according to those that run our country it is better to let millions of people pay for the sins of a few. As for the writer’s contention that I am trying to get homeowners to sell their homes at “any” price, well again, that shows some naïveté since once again the banks remain in charge. As anyone knowledgeable of real estate and especially short sales knows, the bank must approve the price of a short sale. The price is based on market comps for similar properties in the same area. In the end, homes sell for what buyers are willing to pay for them as long as the bank agrees. Thankfully there are some very smart, very grounded and very realistic individuals on both sides of the political aisle that are trying to warn the American people that there is a big storm ahead. My only mission with these weekly articles is to make sure I tell the truth. I have often said that now, more so than any other time in the last 50 years calls for proactive action. It is your own hide that you are saving. There is no bailout for us little folk. Lastly and most importantly, I write what I do because I have witnessed far too many people, both young and old, smart and not so much, republicans and democrats, those that did the “right” thing and those not so much, who are getting crushed by same entities who paid TARP back and by the same political leaders who profess to help. Sadly, it is getting worse not better. I know to some it might seem like I am peddling fear, but because I have seen so many people hurt by others who are supposed to help, I think it better to err on the side of realism – after all being Pollyannaish (unreasonably or illogically optimistic) only works in fairytales. Robert Holt of the [HOLT] group, RE/ MAX Sonoran Hills. Please visit www. or call 623-7489583 and tell us your thoughts.

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pet of the week

CARLIE Carlie is chocolate female about 3-4 years old. She’s a well mannered girl that knows basic commands and is housebroken. She likes taking car rides (she’ll fall asleep in your lap) and walks.

She gets along with most dogs and should go home with a family with another dog to keep her happy. She does prefer to be the top dog, so a more submissive dog would be ideal. She has spent some time with older children and likes to play. She is a very sweet girl who needs lots of love and attention to match her enthusiasm for life, love and the pursuit of good doggy treats! If you would like more information on Carlie or other dogs in need of loving homes, please contact Arizona Labrador & Giant Breed Rescue at Carlie’s adoption fee covers the cost of her spay, vet check, heartworm test, microchip, 5 in 1 vaccination, Rabies and Bordatella vaccinations. We are also always in need of volunteers, especially foster homes, so please stop by our website to find out how you can help save a lab!

Super Bowl celebrations benefit local food bank STAFF REPORT

On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 6, Harold’s Corral competed with The Buffalo Chip Saloon to see which fans – the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Green Bay Packers – could collect the most food for the Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center. The result? Harold’s collected 1,846 pounds of food and

the Buffalo Chip collected 789 pounds of food for a combined total of 2,635 pounds of food. According to Pam DiPietro, executive director for the Foothills Food Bank, the non-profit entity also received more than $300 from parking fees collected near the post office and an additional $250 in parking monies from Binkley’s restaurant in Cave Creek.

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DVUSD president encourages board candidates Deer Valley School District is looking for someone interested in making a local investment in our future leaders and workforce of tomorrow – a school board member. The most rewarding job I’ve ever had other than “parent” is serving the families, students, and employees of the Deer Valley School District. Being a school board member is as American as red, white, and blue and apple pie. It is a unique experience that is at the heart of every community throughout our nation. Many remember that “teacher” that helped you believe in yourself. Our DVUSD schools

provide high quality experiences that influence students’ lives forever. Public schools ensure each and every child the opportunities to “learn” dreams into realities. School board members serve in voluntary positions with huge responsibilities for setting the vision for the district. Together, with your fellow board members, employees, students and community, you will collaborate to align goals and resources, hire the superintendent, approve curriculum, adopt school calendars, and equally important, you will serve as ambassador to the greater community.

If I’ve enticed you thus far, believe in student-centered decision making, you are a resident within the DVUSD boundaries for one year or longer, and over the age of 18, you might want to check out the web sites of the Arizona School Board Association, www. and the Maricopa County Schools Office at www. These are two great resources to answer many of your questions. If you are interested in filling this board vacancy, please visit the district’s website at www.dvusd. org or by picking up a nomination packet at the district office. The

deadline for applications is Friday, March 4 at 1 p.m. If you are not interested in the position but you are interested in being involved in the outcome, please plan to attend a Community Forum and Feedback Session with the candidates at 8 p.m. on March 7, the DVUSD District Office, 20402 N. 15th Avenue. Or if you like to follow along, and are unable to participate in person, applicants’ profiles and updates will be posted on the district’s web site. Our Maricopa County Schools Superintendent, Don Covey has set a process for board appointments. A Collaboration Team, comprised

of the Governing Board President, Superintendent, and Teachers Association President will meet to review the applications, use the rating cards from the Public forum and then select three nominees to recommend to the Maricopa County School Superintendent’s Office by March 10. All candidates welcome. You will have the time of your life…and make the difference in the lifetimes of many! Ann Ordway, President Deer Valley Unified School District Governing Board

Quantity shouldn’t rank higher than quality I appreciate the subject brought up in the Feb. 9th Foothills Focus by Jerry Dincin, Phd. The article supported a person’s right to choose when to voluntarily die due to chronic incurable pain and/or illness. I believe this raises questions of morality and values that extend outward into the expanded fabric of our society.  As a culture during the last century we have seen America slowly shift from quality to quantity. I believe this is the

result of a capitalistic system of economy meant to function reasonably because of the simple principle of supply and demand. However, today we have some variables that pervade and corrupt the simplicity that once existed. Corporations (oil, media, etc.) found ways to go around anti-monopoly laws that ensured fair competition which resulted in mergers into giant corporate powers dominating the markets, further influencing/ controlling legislation ever in

their favor corrupting what was once a simple system of balances that true capitalism operates and thrives from. Small family type run businesses have been undersold and put out of competition by humongous corporate retailers able to sell more products cheaply by buying at discounted bulk prices. The other factor that sells is (or once was) quality. If two people offered shoes for the same priceall other things being equal-the better made shoe would outsell the inferior one. This is the foundation for a true (and fair) capitalistic economic system. This has changed in these modern times where the idea of fair profit has been replaced with the driving force of growth which has become more important than profits themselves. The idea of “delaying gratification” or living within ones means has been exchanged for the why-wait-get-it-now-andpay forever plan.  Inevitably, this catches up to us all as individuals and currently collectively as a society. Why do we put up with this nonsense? Perhaps it is because we are addicts addicted to new better faster. We are addicted to shopping.  Product makers believe it doesn’t pay to make a product

that lasts -we will sell more and make more profit if we create a more frequent need too buy anew. Welcome to Amore-ica ladies and gentlemen where more is better. The original point of this article, was that we have become enamored of quantity of life over its quality. So what if we can prolong a life 5, 10, 15 years if that life has reached a condition debilitating enough to call it quits. It’s great if a person is up and about in their 90s, productive and healthy enough to still enjoy them selves but shouldn’t that be a personal and private choice? My father lived until he was 96. The last few years of his life he wasn’t very present nor capable of taking care of himself. Did this man need the pacemaker which prolonged his life beyond his own capacity to enjoy or even be aware of it? The combination of drugs rendered him incoherent most of the time. He said point blank to me in lucid moments that he didn’t know why he was still hanging around.  My father assisted his own parents to die when “they” were ready. He told me that this was the way it was always done in the old country.  My mother who was dying

slowly and painfully from advanced cancers asked out loud for “this horror to end”. The emphasis on quantity without quality has infected our modern culture along with many other so-called “developed countries” at many levels. Are we sure of what we are developing?  I think the questions posed are important to ask. What are our intentions, our motivations? It seems to me we are out of balance as a society; millions of us are on anti depressants, others self medicate with alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex and the like. I don’t know what the answers are but if we pull our heads out of the desert sand, wake up and pay attention to all that is going on here on earth; get into integrity with our true values and what really matters to us; collaborate and cooperate for the highest common good instead of continuing fearfully to compete as if there is not enough to go around I think we could make this world a safer, saner and happier place to live. Yes I know-I’m a terminal idealist. Whatever. Harvey Rabichow Anthem

The Foothills Focus encourages submissions from the public for the editorial page. Respond to the columnists, fellow letter writers, or let us know about something all together different making an impact in your community. Submissions should be kept to less than 400 words. Send letters to If e-mail is unavailable fax submissions to 623-465-1363 or send them by mail to 46641 N Black Canyon Hwy, New River, AZ 85087. Include your name, your city and a phone number where you can be reached.

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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. ADOPT HORSES rescued from slaughter! Rehabilitated & ready for families. Volunteer,donate or sponsor also! Dreamchaser Rescue an accredited American Sanctuary and a 501c(3) registered charity is in need of donations. Funds, tack, supplies or just your time. Also looking for special people to sponsor our sanctuary mares. These mares will live out their lives here at the ranch. Also have several horses available for adoption. Now offering riding lessons & trail rides to feed the horses” 623-910-6530 or email MISC. Olhausen 8’ Pool Table Like Brand New Antique Cherry Finish Cue Stand, cue sticks, balls and ceiling light included Call 480-488-3790 $2500 For Sale: Browning gun safes. Lightly used. 623-742-0369/602-214-5692 Kiln,pouring table,slip mixer, molds and green ware. $1000 OBO 623-465-7829 Thomas Train toddler bed $70,Outdoor playground paid$1400 sell$600 OBO,Kenmore washer&gasdryer$300 OBO.Call 623-551-4530,will deliver U-HAUL BOXES-all sizes-great condition-50% off retail-Call 623-388-4271 for details! Landa 3200 P.S.I. Pressure Washer. 20HP, Honda. 6.3 GPM. Tandem Axle trailer. 300 Gal storage tank. Set up for 2 gun operation. Cost $14,000 new. Under 400 hours operation. 2-2-06.

Pool table made by Dynamo,bar table,all accessories included. excellent shape.$750. 623-742-0369/602-214-5692 Misc Wanted Wanted: Corrugated Steel panels (approx 2ft x 7ft), and old steel shed. Will pick up. Call cell 1-847-738-1194

Wanted: Old/New Guns, anvils, wagon wheels, Antique safes, Guitars, Old Spurs. Cash Paid. 623-742-0369/602-214-5692 Wanted to buy. US Silver coins 1964 & earlier. $10 x face value. 623-465-9872 Big Screen TVs, as is, 41”-100” HD TV’s, Statewide pick up. Quick response. Bob 602-271-4461 Services Offered Computer Repair Services & Sales (HP & IBM) - Commercial/Residential. Certified Tech & Network Systems Engineer now located in Anthem. NORTHCOM Technologies 623-433-9800 PLUMBING. Plumbing Professionals. Call us for free estimates * Softeners/ RO’s *Gas Lines *Hot Water Tanks *A/C repair and Replacements *Slab Leaks *Drainage Problems 30 Years Experience *Licensed * Bonded *Insured ROC 263006 623-551-2650 24 Air Conditioning. Experienced Technicians. Polar Brothers H.V.A.C *Repairs of All Units *Replacements of All Units Call for a FREE ESTIMATE 602-765-2722 Cruise & Travel Agency Lowest of Low Cruise Prices. All Ships - All Destinations Group Rate Quotes 623-465-8986 www.

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. 2011 Still Upside Down? We Can help. Success with short sales since 2007. Short Sale Masters AZ The Young Group HS 602-284-5435 www. Lynn & Roy’s Helping Hands. To help move, haul or just shuffle your stuff around. 928-899-0977 Pets & Supplies Rattlesnake proof your dog now. Snake proofing for all breeds of dogs. New River location. 480-215-1776 www. Basic Obedience Class: 7pm. This 6 week course will focus on basics: Come, Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Leave It, How to walk on a leash without pulling, Proper Etiquette for meeting & working around other dogs & people. Goal is to improve your working relationship with your dog and establish the foundation needed for effective dog training. $10 a class. Arline 623-465-7397 Carefree Hwy & I-17. Private classes available. FREE Robo Dwarf Hamster with food, litter, box. 623-465-9596 REMEMBER TO ADOPT!<< Maricopa County Animal Care and Control 602506-PETS. Sheltie & Collie rescue have beautiful dogs for adoption. 480-488-5711

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I will clean your home. Over 20 years experience. Anthem area. Call for information. 623-297-9123 602-290-3294 “Let us do the dirty work for you” Residential and small Business. Computer Services for Less. Computer running slow? Not starting properly? Over 20 years experience. Need memory upgraded? New computer installed? Printer repaired? Wireless network secured? Affordable Residential Computer Help by Mark Gogan. Call 480-720-0233

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Real estate Commercial Property For lease or rent 1100 Sq. ft. professional office suite in Anthem Commerce Park. Include three offices, waiting and reception area and restrooms. Beautiful travertine and fully carpeted. Exceptional value. 623 363-5588. 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 2007 Laurel Creek Park Model located in Munds Park RV Resort; looks brand new; comes beautifully furnished; custom landscaping; front kitchen with mountain views; big corner lot; great vacation home in the cool pines; $59,900 OBO; call Les 928-486-1983.

Roommate Wanted $600. 2 rooms for the price of one in Beautiful Cave Creek/Carefree home. Big house, gated area, Dove Valley Ranch. 2 rooms joined by private bath. Bedroom furnished. Garage, cable & WiFi. Private entrance. Access to house, kitchen & pool w/ beautiful backyard. No smoking, no pets. Utilities included. References required. 480-488-3215 Rentals RV Space for your RV/Park Model. Quite, Green Trees! Storage Shed, WIFI Included. 55+. Approved Pet OK. $270.00 Monthly. 623-374-9123.

mountain views. Credit check & lease required. Available April 1st. $1,300/ month. 623- 465-5877  For Rent. New River. 27th Ave & New River Road. 2-3 Bedroom, 1.5 bath, water included, NO PETS. $850mo plus deposit. 623-533-1675 2 Bedroom mh on 2 acres in Cordes Junction. Clean, fenced yard, storage, w/d. $525 Mo. Deposit. Lease. Discount to seniors. 928-632-1411 Tired of Searching for just the right rental? Call Jo at Coldwell Banker Daisy Mtn Re for one on one service at no cost to you.480-326-8825

Airstream Trailer, West Cave Creek. Suitable for one person, covered porch, 2 bdrm, 2 bath on 2 acres in New River. fenced, private, secure, $400 mo. Satillo tile throughout. All appliances. includes utilities. 480-326-2480 Horse set-up. Other pets O.K. Beautiful

Real Estate One Bedroom--Large Kitchen--Large Living. Tile, Skylights--Nice! Shady-Orange Treed, Fenced Yard. ALL BILLS PAID--Except Phone. $700. Month. F/L/D 623-374-9123 Trade - Motor Home for part Down. ($14K) Gorgeous 4 Br, fireplace, 2,100 sq ft 1999 dbl on two lots. New fence, roof, carpets, window cov, screens, energy eff heat pump. RV hookup, garage on 2nd lot. W/D, ss refrigerator, D/W. Like new cond. GORGEOUS!! $89,900. Cordes. O/B will carry or new loan. 928-632-1411 Trade Motor home for part down. ($14K). Luxurious 3/2 on 80x110 fenced view lot. Roses, two sheds, d/w, w/d, ss refrigerator. 1999 dbl 1,456 aq ft. $69,900. Excellent cond. Cordes. O/B

OWC or new loan. 928-632-1411 Land For Sale NEW MEXICO LAND SALE: 40 acre tracts from $42,500. Over 7000 ft. elevation, treed, county road. Utilities, great views, elk country, peace and quiet. NMWP 575-773-4996.

The Holt Group would like to thank all those who entrusted us to help them navigate this market –

Real Estate for Real People.

It has been a pleasure to work with you. I appreciate your hard work and professionalism.

Thank you for publishing your insights and putting it all in perspective.

Thank you both for all your help to get us through this short sale. We appreciate all your effort and assistance.

THANK YOU for your articles that are published in our local paper! You are speaking the truth!

We applaud the professional manner in which you handled this nightmare called a short sale…

It has been quite a journey and you have been great! I for sure would have not been able to do any of this without you! If you need any referrals count me in!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! You both were so helpful throughout this whole process.  We truly appreciate everything you did. You and Christina were awesome – Thank you both for your efforts on our behalf.  Your help made a painful process more tolerable.

We, at The Holt Group, have helped countless buyers and sellers navigate this market and we can help you too!

Thank you both, VERY much. We have appreciated your professionalism throughout this ridiculous process.  This is one chapter we are happy to close!

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You guys are brilliant in dealing with these banks and you are making a difference – one person at a time – highly commendable.

Robert Holt 623.748.9583 Certified Distressed Property Expert Top 1% producing teams in AZ RE/MAX Chairman’s Club and Hall of Fame

Robert, thank God I read your articles in the Foothills Focus – you need to be syndicate this column to reach more people to give them "The real Scoop."

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Kevin and I are very grateful that we found you. We have worked with our share of realtors over the  years and none of them even come close to you.  We will never use anyone else again.  We appreciate you putting up with us over these last months.

I can’t believe this short sale got done – you are both amazing - thank you so much for all of your hard work and supporting me through this process Thank you for assisting us through the surreal short sale & BOA odyssey – we appreciate you more than you will ever know. My experience from the beginning with both you and Christina, has been beyond expectations. Thanks again. Thank you so much!!!..  you guys are great.  To be out from that house is a huge relief for us even though we loved it.  Michelle and I want to thank you for all your help with selling our home.  It was probably a lot tougher than we all thought and we appreciate you seeing it through.    We really appreciated the great job you and Christina did for us. You will never really know how much you two have helped.

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