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MCSO Academy Class completes Coleman Memorial Run in honor of Deputy Bill Coleman ANTHEM – Maricopa County Sheriff ’s Office Academy Class #140 honored fallen MCSO officer Deputy Bill Coleman through the Bill Coleman Memorial Run in Anthem on June 7. Twice a year, MCSO Academy graduates participate in this memorial run in memory of Deputy Coleman’s 20 years of faithful service to his community. The run includes 977 exercise repetitions in the Coleman Field at the Anthem Pictured: MCSO Academy Class #140 entering Coleman Field during the memorial run.

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Tee Fire burns an estimated 1,200 acres; now contained

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A celebration of kindness:

Two local boys celebrate their birthdays with food drive ELIZABETH MEDORA STAFF

NORTH VALLEY – This summer, brothers 7-year-old Zac and 5-year-old Sy will both be celebrating birthdays, and instead of asking for the latest toy or a big party, they’re asking for food drive donations. These little boys are celebrating their birthdays by holding a food drive for the Foothills Food Bank, and they’ll be collecting donations at Ironhorse Apartments in Tramonto and Bela Rosa Apartment Homes in Anthem, from now through August.

noting that they decided to “start a new tradition” of doing good works for their birthdays. “Every year, we do a drive and donate to something we’re passionate about.” The backpack drive resulted in over 100 backpacks for children in foster care. Through financial donations, the family raised $365, then went on a backpack shopping spree, picking out backpacks for kids in need. “He [Zac] filled up a whole

Heather DoCanto, Zac and Sy’s mom, said both the boys enjoy helping others. “They really love doing it! They have big hearts,” she said of her sons. This isn’t the first of the boys’ efforts to make the world a better place. They’ve also done supply drives for children in foster care, as well as other food drives. “Last year, they did a backpack drive,” Heather said, Pictured right: Zac and Sy hold up some of the food they’ve collected so far in their food drive for the Foothills Food Bank.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities to award $225,000 in scholarships to Arizona students PHOENIX – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix, with the support of the McDonald’s Owner/ Operators of Phoenix and Northern Arizona, will assist 90 Arizona high school students in attending college this fall with scholarships totaling $225,000. Scholarships awarded range from $1,500 to $2,500. The students may attend any college or technical school of their choice. Students are selected based on academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement. Recipients included students from all over the state. Local recipients included Isis Horton from Boulder Creek High School and Obidike Nnorom from Cactus Shadows High School. The RMHC scholarship recipients were honored on June 3 at the RMHC Phoenix Scholarship Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Phoenix. The RMHC Phoenix Scholarship Program is supported through the efforts of neighborhood McDonald’s owner/ operators, local and national Ronald

McDonald House Charities, McDonald’s Corporation, and other community donors. Since 1995, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix has generated more than $2.5 million in funding for the U.S. Scholarship program to benefit Arizona high school students. As a result, approximately 1,400 Arizona students have received scholarships to help make their dreams of attending college a reality. “McDonald’s is very proud to impact the lives of students in our local business communities,” said Catherine Sanchez, McDonald’s owner/operator and cochairman of the RMHC Phoenix Scholarship Program. “We honor their achievements and support them in their pursuit of higher education.” “The Ronald McDonald House in Phoenix is very proud to assist these young adults as they step forward into their future by achieving a college education,” said Nancy Roach, Ronald McDonald House Executive Director.

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Judge Williams’ Column

Supreme Court Sides with Veterans in Divorce Cases

JUDGE GERALD A. WILLIAMS NORTH VALLEY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

In December 2015, the Supreme Court of Arizona held, unanimously, that in addition to receiving a share of the military member’s pension, a former spouse could also receive a share of the military member’s disability payments. Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously reversed this decision. Some background is required. A federal law passed in 1982, called the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA), authorizes Family Court judges to divide a veteran’s military retired pay and give a portion to his ex-wife. In some cases, depending on the length of the marriage, the former spouse may also be eligible to receive access to military medical care, to military exchanges (e.g. BX), and to commissaries. As a general rule, any retired servicemember who also receives VA disability compensation has an amount equal to the VA compensation deducted from his or her military retired pay. Such an offset is often automatic; but it

generally helps the veteran because VA compensation benefits are tax-free. Any judge advocate who provides legal assistance long enough will, at some point, have a former spouse come in and complain that her ex-husband just received a 30% VA disability rating and now she is entitled to only half of 70% of his military pension. This type of issue was what recently went up to the U.S. Supreme Court. In the Arizona case, the former spouse was upset that the payments she received due to her husband’s military service were reduced by $127.50 per month. The Arizona Supreme Court held that both federal and state law allowed a Family Court judge to order that the husband make up that difference because his wife had a vested interest in the full amount of his retired pay. The U.S. Supreme Court reversed. Justice Breyer’s opinion noted that state courts cannot vest something that they lack the authority to give. He also wrote that states cannot avoid federal case law and the requirements of USFSPA by describing a Family Court order as an order merely requiring reimbursement. This is a good example of an appellate case that, even though it involves an Air Force veteran, will fly under the radar for everyone except military attorneys, divorce attorneys, and Family Court judges. It has real world consequences for many, even if it will never be a page one story in a newspaper. Judge Gerald Williams is the Justice of the Peace for the North Valley Justice Court. His column appears monthly in The Foothills Focus.


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Swimmers alerted to risks of crypto, pool parasite that makes you ill LAUREN MARSHALL CRONKITE NEWS

SCOTTSDALE – As pool use surges during the summer, swimmers’ risk of contracting a waterborne illness rises. Last year, an outbreak of a parasite, crypto, sickened 549 people in Arizona, a major jump from previous years, according to local government officials. Department of Health Services officials said this jump was caused by the contagious nature of the disease, coupled with the fact that the parasite can spread in a pool with normal chemical levels. Zach Crader, an inspector for the Maricopa County Environmental Services Department, inspects public pools run by cities, hotels and apartments to help protect swimmers from injuries, drownings and recreational water illnesses. “Crypto is one of the most highly susceptible” recreational water illnesses, Crader said. “It doesn’t take very much to get someone sick.” The parasite is usually spread when infants and toddlers or someone with diarrhea infects a pool and someone swallows the water. The majority of Arizonans infected with crypto in 2016 contracted the parasite after visiting a public pool, such as those run by cities, or a semi-public pool, such as those at apartments, hotels and gyms, according to state health department data. Dr. Jeannine Hinds, a family physician with HonorHealth, said that infants and toddlers are most susceptible to contracting crypto. It causes diarrhea, vomiting, fever and stomach cramps. Hinds said while symptoms are unpleasant, most people don’t need medical treatment. Rest and plenty of fluids will lead to recovery. “There are medications for antiparasitics, but this infection doesn’t usually require it,” Hinds said. “If we find that the diarrhea is lasting longer than we’d like to, we may do some more testing and may consider prescribing medications, but other than that it’s easily treated.” Hinds said healthy swimming, including not swallowing water, not swimming if you’re ill and washing your hands after you swim, is the most important step in preventing crypto. Pool inspections check equipment and chlorine, among other things, but Hinds said there’s no test to detect the crypto parasite. Last year 86 public aquatic places were affected by crypto, 74 of which were in Maricopa County, according to the CDC. Public pools are not the only facilities that can be affected by recreational water illnesses. The county also inspects semi-

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Zach Crader, an inspector with Maricopa County Environmental Services Department, examines a city pool in Scottsdale. The pool inspection status was approved.

public pools, such as pools at hotels, apartment complexes and gyms, to make sure they are safe for swimmers. Crader said the majority of critical violations occur in semi-public pools, such as hotels and apartments. “I’ve gone to areas that are lower income and I’ve been to areas that are higher income, and I close down pools in both areas,” Crader said. “Higher income does not necessarily mean that the pool is in great shape.” Inspectors check chemical levels, ensure pumps and equipment are not damaged and make sure gates and enclosures are not broken so children can’t wander into pools. Crader and Hinds both said it’s important to make sure all pools are well maintained because neglected pools can spread disease. Crader said recreational water illnesses increase in the summer not just because more people are using pools, but also because UV rays break down chlorine. In the peak of summer, chlorine is low or missing from pools. That’s troublesome because crypto is chlorine resistant, he said. If someone using your pool gets crypto, Crader said to follow CDC recommendations and increase chlorine levels in your pool. Crypto is “very difficult to get rid of,” Crader said. “It’s chlorine resistant.” When a pool is contaminated or has a violation that endangers swimmers, pool inspectors have to order the pool closed. A closure could affect pool users like 61-year-old William P. Levy who swims for four hours, six days a week. Levy said that he had been “obese” and used swimming as a way to lose weight. Levy said that he loves city pools and prefers using them to other pools.

“All of the Scottsdale pools are well maintained,” Levy said. Benjamin Palmer, a spokesman for the state health department, said crypto infections are hard to predict. “It’s very year to year,” Palmer said. “We never quite know.”

Palmer did say that 2016 was “an aberration,” but the county works hard to make sure that people are properly educated on how to practice safe swimming. “It just takes one pool and one person, and that’s how it spreads,” Palmer said.

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Senior Center hosts Bring Your Grandchild to Crafts Day NEW RIVER – The New River Senior Center is inviting local seniors to bring their grandchildren for a craft day at the senior center on June 20, starting at 9 a.m. If you’re watching your grandchildren this summer, this is a great time to enjoy crafts and fun together. The center will be doing age appropriate crafts and having a free pizza party lunch. Everyone is welcome to come by, so join in for a free pizza and craft day! The senior center is asking for RSVPs to (623) 4650367, so that they know how much pizza to order. The center is located in the Kiwanis Community Park at 48606 N 17th Ave. Teen Paint Party at Anthem library ANTHEM – Teens ages 13-17 are invited to create a masterpiece on canvas at the North Valley Regional Library on June 24, 12-1:30 p.m. All participants will be provided with acrylic paint, one 11 x 14 inch canvas, brushes, and guided instruction. All skill levels are welcome. Registration is required, and space is limited. Painters will be using acrylic paint, which is water-based and non-toxic, but it does stain clothing – please keep this in mind. The library

suggests wearing an old t-shirt or bringing an apron. Once registered, participants need to call if they need to cancel. Once the wait list is full, the library will no longer be accepting registration for this event. Attendance will be confirmed with registered participants the week of the event. For more information, call (602) 652-3304. To register, go online to www.mcldaz.org and select North Valley Regional Library under the Events menu. Take a Break at the Lake, June 17 PEORIA – The City of Peoria is hosting a new event on Saturday, June 17, just in time for Father’s Day. Take a Break at the Lake will be held from 6-10 p.m. at Pleasant Harbor Marina, located at 40202 N. 87th Ave. This summertime event will feature live music, yard games, a cigar bar, food and drinks from food trucks, and more. Admission is free for the event, but there is a $6 gate fee per vehicle to enter Lake Pleasant Regional Park. For additional information, call (623) 773-7137 or visit www.peoriaaz.gov/specialevents. ACC Board of Directors meeting, June 28 ANTHEM – The Anthem Community Council Board of

Directors will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 28, starting at 6:30 p.m. Prior to the meeting, the agenda will be available online at http://onlineatanthem.com/ anthem-community-councilmeeting-agendas-minutes. The meeting will be held at the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way.

place on June 29, 8-9:30 a.m., at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral. Meetings are held each month. These chamber meetings provide members with informational presentations and networking opportunities. Cost for members is $7, and cost for non-members is $15. Harold’s Cave Creek Corral is located at 6895 E Cave Creek Rd.

Foothills Community Foundation holding belly dancing classes SCOTTSDALE – Belly dancing classes will be offered at the Holland Community Center on four consecutive Wednesdays, starting July 12. Each class will run 10-11 a.m. The classes are suitable for a wide range of ages and stages of fitness. The classes can help improve cardio fitness, as well as core strengthening. Instructor Shoshanna Qamar is an artist, actress, and dancer with a background in contemporary dance technique, and she dances in the classic American cabaret tradition. Music and coin scarves are included. Class cost is $60 per student. A minimum of three participants is required for the class to take place. Online registration and details are available at www.azfcf.org. The Holland Community Center is located at 34250 N 60th Street, Building B, in north Scottsdale.

DVUSD summer meal locations announced NORTH VALLEY – Three Deer Valley Unified School District schools and two community centers will be offering free breakfasts and lunches for those 18 years and younger as part of a summer feeding program throughout the school district. There are no income or registration requirements. Participating schools and centers include Constitution Elementary School, Paseo Hills Elementary School, Deer Valley Middle School, Beuf Community Center, and the Deer Valley Community Center. All meals include an entrée, fruit, vegetables, and cold milk. A monthly menu will be posted in the cafeteria. Adult breakfast costing $1.50 and lunch costing $3 will also be available. For times and locations details, see www.dvusd.org, or get more information by emailing nutrition@ dvusd.org or calling (623) 445-5165.

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community news is set for Thursday, June 22, at Lake Pleasant. Chamber members are invited to take part in a sunset cruise, while networking with other local business owners and community leaders. Food and beverages will be available. The cruise is hosted Lake Pleasant Cruises and Dillon’s Bayou. Boarding begins at 5:30 p.m. There is a $6 per car entrance fee to enter Pleasant Harbor. For more information, see https://anthemareachamber.org. ADOT message boards to offer wildfire info NORTH VALLEY – Motorists driving on Interstate 17 between Black Canyon City and Cordes Junction will see new messages on some overhead signs, encouraging travelers tune in to 1690 AM and 1650 AM for wildfire information. The effort is a partnership among ADOT, Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, and Bureau of Land Management. Now through July 15, signs on northbound I-17 at Sunset Point Rest Area and southbound I-17 at Cordes Junction will read: WILDFIRE INFO TUNE TO

1690 AM and WILDFIRE INFO TUNE TO 1650 AM. Motorists can help prevent brush fires – and the associated road closures – from occurring along state highways by following these tips: • Don’t park in tall grass, as the heat from parts under your vehicle can start a fire. • Make sure nothing is hanging from underneath your vehicle and dragging on the pavement. • Dragging chains during towing can cause sparks. Never substitute parts when towing. • Check tire pressure before you travel. Exposed wheel rims can cause sparks. For more information on wildfire prevention and current fires, visit the Arizona Interagency Wildfire Prevention web site at https://wildlandfire.az.gov. Peoria seeks submissions for public art projects PEORIA – As part of the city’s public art program, which fosters opportunities for artists to showcase their work, the city of Peoria is seeking submissions for two new public art projects in North Peoria. The site

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shopping cart,” Heather said. “He was so proud of himself.” “I got, like, over 100!” Zac said of the backpacks. Zac says he likes helping people, and both boys are excited about this year’s food drive. The idea for these good deeds came about when the boys’ parents faced a common parenting issue: a birthday party, tons of presents, and less appreciation for the gifts than the parents were hoping to see. Feeling that some changes needed to be made, they started working on minimization, “more about quality and less about quantity,” Heather said. This helped the boys to become more grateful for the things they have, and the whole family is finding new ways to help others, including this summer’s food drive. Heather noted that the food drive has been going on for about two weeks, and already the response from the community has been great. “Today [June 8], we’re

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delivering 60 items to the food bank,” Heather said, adding that there were more items at their home to be delivered, too. The boys have a goal of collecting and delivering 1,000 items to the Foothills Food Bank by the end of the food drive. By last weekend, already 68 pounds of food had been

How to donate to Zac and Sy’s food drive: Donation drops are on-site at Ironhorse Apartments in Tramonto and Bela Rosa Apartment Homes in Anthem. collected and donated. The food bank can use all kinds of non-perishable food; some items that are always especially needed are peanut butter, jelly, pasta, pasta sauce, and canned soup. Diapers and toiletries are also greatly needed. In addition to the collection boxes at Ironhorse and Bela Rosa, the family has set up a GoFundMe page, www.

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gofundme.com/zac-and-sysfood-bank-drive, for monetary donations, which Heather says will either go towards the purchase of food to donate to the food bank or directly to the food bank as a cash donation, whichever donors specify. Sy, who is turning 6 this summer, is excited about the prospect of shopping for donations, and says he wants to buy “a lot of healthy food!” to donate. Heather says she hopes when the boys get older, they’ll carry on this tradition of doing good through their own families. The boys are definitely enthusiastic about helping others through this birthday food drive. “I think every year, my birthday, I should do like a food drive and donate stuff to the food bank or to the foster care,” Zac said. When asked about his favorite part of collecting donations, Sy responded, “Everything makes me happy about the food drive!” Zac shared his excitement for delivering the items to the food bank. “It makes me feel happy!” he said.

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Sherry Jean Ward, a longtime resident of Cave Creek and, in recent years, Carefree, passed away from breast cancer on Thursday, June 1, at Scottsdale’s Mayo Hospital Hospice. She was 64. Born in Batesville, Arkansas, in 1953, Sherry spent her childhood in Flint, Michigan. After graduating from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a degree in journalism, she moved to Little

Rock, Arkansas, then relocated to Arizona in the early 1990s. Her life interests included exploring other cultures, telling people’s stories, and seeking truth and spirituality. She is survived by her mother, Alma Ward of Carefree and Batesville, Arkansas, sister Jan Thompson, brother-in-law Patrick Thompson, and two nieces, Kimm Stewart (husband Nathan) and Tracy Severson (husband Courtney, children Vivian, Margot, and Emory), both of Portland, Oregon. She is predeceased by her father, Ed Ward, of Batesville, Arkansas. Interment is private with family attending at the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Batesville, Arkansas. Sherry loved her adopted home in the Arizona desert, serving as a board volunteer and contributor for the Desert Foothills Library and supporting local community artists. A

successful businesswoman and published author, she enjoyed international travel in her free time. She shared generously of her time, her assets, and her love for others, including family, friends, and many she had not met. She sponsored a young child in West Virginia throughout his school years, providing additional assistance so he could attend prom. She also funded survival items for people living in several thirdworld countries. She was an avid rock and gemstone hunter, and took great joy from her large collection of unique specimens gathered during many arduous hikes and annual attendance at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. Sherry will be deeply missed by her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Heifer International or the Humane Society.


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How do you spell stupid? Oops…not what I meant to say. Is your spelling “up to par?” Hmm, I didn’t think so. Mine either. Actually, I use Google quite often to spell words that I cannot quite figure out. Well, Google has been “tracking” what words in every state of our fair country are Googled for spelling, in honor of the 2017 National Spelling Bee. And evidently, some words “speak” for themselves. Do you want to live in the cold Northeast? Because in New Hampshire, I guess “diarrhea” is a big problem. But wait, why the heck are the folks in Utah unable to spell the word “disease” and having to use Google for the correct spelling? Could this Google analysis be the litmus test for what people in every state are thinking? Uh oh, I hope not! So in South Dakota, more people are confused on how to spell the word “college” than there are college students! And what is wrong with the residents of Rhode Island when they seem to want to know how to spell the word “liar?” And how can it be that people in New Jersey do not know how to spell the number “twelve?” Okay, this is just too weird. My father was a publisher of a monthly magazine. For over fifty years (and before computers and spell-check), he had to proof the galleys and make sure grammar, punctuation and spelling was correct. He could spot a misspelled word in an article of 1,000 words. He had the “eye.” Most of us, with the advent of technology, autocorrect and other spell-checking programs

are able to glide along and not worry too much about spelling. Of course, it hasn’t exactly made us smarter. I mean, what in the world is going on in the great state of Wisconsin. A beautiful state with a great football team. So perplexingly, the word for which Wisconsinites most need spelling help is: “Wisconsin.” No, this is not a joke! Not a lesser-known Badger fight song, like W-I-S-C-O-N-S-I-N for the win. This is just residents of a state not knowing how to spell where they live. Lordy help us. Okay, so does a state’s people spelling problems make a statement about that particular state? I suppose in a damp state like Washington, that is why people need to know how to spell “pneumonia.” But why can’t folks in New Mexico spell “banana? And should we be concerned that residents in North Carolina want to know how to spell “angel?” What the heck is going on here?

I love going to San Diego in the summer. Cool breezes, big ocean, nice beaches. Very beautiful. But wait! The 39.5 million residents cannot seem to spell the one word that they hold dear to them: “Beautiful.” Yep, that’s right. Living in La Jolla in a ten-million-dollar mansion overlooking the ocean and I cannot seem to spell the word that sums it all up. Beautiful. Or tragic. “Tommorrow”, or tomorrow, Arizonans will wake up and realize what a “beautiful” state we live in and not be bothered that we seem to not be able to spell the word that describes the “next day.” But the sun will come up, the day will begin and we are the type of people “living in the moment.” Who cares about “tomorrow”? At least we know how to spell our great state. Judy Bluhm is a writer and local realtor. Have a story or a comment? Email Judy at judy@ judybluhm.com.

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ADOT advances wrong-way driving detection with $3.7 million project PHOENIX – A $3.7 million project to construct a first-inthe-nation thermal detection system, which will detect wrongway vehicles and alert the other drivers and law enforcement of them on Interstate 17, was approved Friday afternoon by the State Transportation Board. Last week, Governor Doug Ducey instructed the Arizona Department of Transportation to accelerate the construction of this system in light of recent wrong-way crashes, which resulted in Friday’s vote. Construction of the thermal camera pilot system is expected to begin this fall on I-17 from I-10 to Loop 101. ADOT is exploring ways to begin construction even sooner. Full installation will take seven months, and the performance of this pilot will guide further expansion. The system will take a threephase approach when a wrongway vehicle is detected: alerting wrong-way drivers so they can self-correct, warning rightway drivers and notifying law enforcement. Once operational, the system will use thermal cameras, warning signs for wrong-way drivers and advisories for rightway drivers along a 15-mile stretch of I-17. In addition, the system will automatically focus highway cameras on the wrongway vehicle and send automated alerts to the Highway Patrol, helping troopers intercept vehicles faster.

Pictured: Wrong-way warning signs at the I-17 southbound off-ramp at New River Road. To combat wrong-way driving, ADOT is planning a new detection system, beginning this fall.

On freeway ramps, wrongway vehicles will trigger alerts, including illuminated signs with flashing lights, aimed at getting drivers to stop. The system will immediately warn other drivers through overhead message boards as well as law enforcement. Cameras in the area will automatically turn to face the wrong-way vehicle so traffic operators can better track it. On the freeway, thermal cameras placed at onemile intervals will signal when a wrong-way vehicle passes so State Troopers plan their response and get out in front of the wrong-way driver, providing a faster response.

While ADOT and the Arizona Department of Public Safety respond quickly to reports of wrong-way drivers, most incidents begin with 911 calls from other motorists. The advantages of this system begin with automatically alerting ADOT and DPS to wrong-way drivers at the point of entry and getting State Troopers to wrongway vehicles faster. This system can reduce the risk, but it can’t prevent wrongway driving. Phoenix-area freeways safely move hundreds of thousands of vehicles every day. When crashes do occur, research demonstrates that more than 90 percent of the time, the collision is the result of driver behavior – like speeding, reckless or distracted driving, or driving while impaired. Wrongway crashes fit this pattern. Beyond a detection system, coordination with the Arizona Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement is necessary to stop and intercept wrong-way drivers before they enter the highway system. ADOT also continues to study new technologies that promote highway safety for all users, including tools for detection, tracking and notification of wrong-way drivers. Following Friday’s action by the State Transportation Board, the project now requires approval from the Maricopa Association of Governments Regional Council.

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The legendary Boris Karloff portrayed many iconic characters throughout his long career: The Monster in “Frankenstein” and “The Mummy” are undoubtedly two of the most recognizable. Karloff ’s role in these films is a fundamental building block in creating the foundation for Universal Pictures, which would go on to make the classic monsters we can all identify today. Tom Cruise has been chosen to lead the Universal Monster universe in a new direction, with a new franchise. In recent years, the actor has become somewhat typecast as the “smartest guy in the room” action hero and he’s actually quite good playing this character. Cruise has a charisma about him and a dedication to keep everything authentic, even down to performing his own terrifying stunts or taking

roles earlier in his career that were different and out of character. This makes it all the more perplexing when you consider his completely miscast role in Universal’s newest “The Mummy”, which is an introductory piece to the new “Dark Universe” concept that aims to bring all the classic monsters into the same united world. Cruise, talent and all, just doesn’t belong in this film, and the film itself is a terrible first step for the design of this monster franchise. Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) is a soldier with a penchant for antiquities, ones that he steals and sells for his own gain. Nick has a sidekick named Chris (Jake Johnson), the voice of common sense to Nick’s insane ideas. The two encounter some resistance in a small Iraqi village, but after calling in an air strike that decimates the area, a tomb is uncovered hidden below the surface. The tomb belongs to a princess named Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella), who was banished far from her kingdom after murdering her family. Her vengeful resurrected body is unleashed on the world, and Nick has been chosen to assist in her devious plan. The setup may not be exactly identical to the last incarnation for this ancient monster, which came out in 1999 and was directed by Stephen Somers

and starred Brendan Frasher, though it does share quite a few moments, most obvious a giant dust storm with the face of the villain in it. However, it also pulls more influences from other films. You’ll get an awful attempt to emulate a shining aspect of “American Werewolf in London”, a piece of the underrated 80s horror gem “Lifeforce”, and even a little underwater zombie mayhem, care of Lucio Fulci’s “Zombie” (all that’s missing is the shark). Though, while this film pulls material from some good places, it never fully assists the film in crafting anything that helps the story or characters. Again, this franchise exists within the realms of the Universal Monsters. The film never hides the fact that this is basically Universal’s version of Marvel’s “Avengers” saga. You actually get the message loud and clear in the first few moments of the film. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, in fact it’s what many horror genre fans have been waiting for since they saw “The Monster Squad” or the “Abbott and Costello Meet...” films, it never proposes the material in interesting ways. Instead, “The Mummy” feels contrived and rushed. Characters are introduced and developed less by meaningful interactions and more by scenes of them running from one place

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As monsoon season begins, drivers are reminded to use extra caution on the road NORTH VALLEY – Monsoon season officially begins on June 15, and drivers are being reminded to use extra caution on the roads. This week is Monsoon Safety Awareness Week, and the Maricopa County Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to put safety first while driving in a storm.

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Rain: • Slow down: Don’t forget posted speed limits are recommendations for best weather conditions. During the rain and especially at the onset of rain, slow down! This is the time when oils and other automotive fluids are being washed off and roads are more likely to be slick.

• Be patient: Give yourself extra time to get to your destination. It takes three times longer to stop on a wet road than a dry one.

Flood Waters: • “Turn Around, Don’t Drown”. A vehicle can be swept away in just one to two feet of water. Water on roadways may be deeper than it looks and, the strength of the current is often underestimated. If you’re stuck in a flood, climb onto the roof of your vehicle and call for help.

Dust Storms: • When possible, “Pull Aside, Stay Alive.” Pull completely off the road, turn off all lights, set your parking brake and take your foot off the brake so others do not use your lights to guide them. If you cannot get completely off the road, reduce speed so you have some visibility, use the center line as a guide and intermittently sound your horn. When you can, pull off the road. For more information on road safety during the monsoon, visit www.mcdot.maricopa.gov.

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CLASSIFIEDS PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.THEFOOTHILLSFOCUS.COM TO PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED. RATE FOR CLASSIFIEDS ARE $20 FOR THE FIRST 20 WORDS, THEN $0.50/WORD FOR EACH WORD THEREAFTER AND MUST BE PREPAID. DEADLINE FOR CLASSIFIEDS IS WED. AT 5PM FOR THE FOLLOWING WED. ISSUE. CLASSIFIEDS MAY ALSO BE FAXED TO 623-465-1363. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO CLASSIFIEDS ARE ACCEPTED OVER THE PHONE.

NOTICES Looking for ladies to play games such as Hand Knee and Foot, Cribbage, Pinochle, at Boulder Creek High School Library Saturdays at noon. Call Nancy 623-465-9317 after 6pm. Parkinson’s Support Group. Muhammed Ali Center at Barrows Neurological Institute facilitates Parkinson’s disease support groups across the Phoenix metropolitan area and the entire state of Arizona. We would like to start one here in Anthem. We are in the process of organizing a support group for Parkinson’s here in Anthem. If you or a family member have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and are interested in joining a support group, let us know. Contact Lorrie Duewiger atlduewiger@yahoo.com or Robb Young at youngrobb@ymail.com North Valley Business Network. We would like to invite you to our growing group of local business owners. We want to work with honest and caring people. Come and join us for breakfast on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at Heart and Soul Café, 8:30am. For more info please call Barb Miner 602377-1892/623-465-9253 Al-anon Meetings in Anthem. Mondays 12pm St Rose Parish. 2825 W Rose Canyon Circle. S/W corner of Daisy Mtn & Meridian. Got a drug problem? We can help. NA Anthem 4111 W. Innovative Dr #8 Anthem AZ Wednesdays 7pm OA 12 Step Meeting. Over Eaters Anon. Every Tues. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Anthem at Cross of Christ Church Main Office 623 551-9851 x0 Lung Cancer? And 60+ Years Old? If So, You And Your Family May Be Entitled To A Significant Cash Award. Call 877-510-6640 To Learn More. No Risk. No Money Out Of Pocket. (AzCAN) ADOPTIONS Creative, musical, nurturing teacher wishes to adopt a baby into her loving & secure home. Expenses Paid. Call Lillian 1-888-861-8427 or www. liliadopts.com AUTOS 1999 GMC Yukon 4WD.V8 Fully Loaded, 20inch Wheels 4-Door,SUV, Excellent cond. $2170 Call at:602-726-0692 Denied Benefits? Unable To Work? Fighting For Your

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CABLE/SATELLITE TV Cut the Cable! CALL DIRECTV. Bundle & Save! Over 145 Channels PLUS Genie HD-DVR. $50/month for 2 Years (with AT&T Wireless.) Call for Other Great Offers! 1-800-404-9329. (AzCAN) DISH NETWORK. TV for Less, Not Less TV! FREE DVR. FREE Install (up to 6 rooms.) $49.99/mo. PLUS Hi-Speed Internet - $14.95/ mo (where available.). Call 1-855722-2290 (AZCAN) FINANCIAL Social Security Disability? Up to $2,671/mo. (Based on paid-in amount.) FREE evaluation! Call Bill Gordon & Associates. 1-800960-3595. Mail: 2420 N St NW, Washington DC. Office: Broward Co. FL., member TX/NM Bar. (AzCAN) SAVE YOUR HOME! Are you behind paying your MORTGAGE? Denied a Loan Modification? Is the bank threatening foreclosure? CALL Homeowner’s Relief Line now for Help! 855-801-2882 (AzCAN) HEALTH/MEDICAL SAVE ON YOUR MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT! FREE QUOTES from top providers. Excellent coverage. Call for a no obligation quote to see how much you can save! 855-483-0302 (AzCAN) OXYGEN – Anytime. Anywhere. No tanks to refill. No deliveries. The All-New Inogen One G4 is only 2.8 pounds! FAA approved! FREE info kit: 844-843-0520 (AzCAN) HELP WANTED Experienced driver for local Water Delivery Co. Must have clean CDL w/ tanker endorsement. Must be familiar w/ North Phoenix, Desert Hills, New River and Cave Creek areas. Call John 623-810-3673 Independent Advertising Sales Executives! We are looking for hard-working Print Advertising sales executives to join our Professional Sales team in the North valley. No experience necessary we will train. This is a perfect job for those that are looking to supplement their income. Please email resume to: foothillsfocus@qwestoffice.net ADVERTISE YOUR JOB Opening in 68 AZ newspapers. Reach over half a million readers for ONLY $330! Call this newspaper or visit: www.classifiedarizona.com. (AzCAN)

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Wanted 32 and 38 S&W revolver ammo for antique revolvers. Will pay up to 35 cents each. I am also looking for old pistols and rifles. Call Don 623-465-9317 9mm P-83 70 auto, 2 magazines, $280. Call Don 623-465-9317 MISC WANTED BUY, SELL, TRADE, PAWN Cowboy/Indian Collectibles Western Antiques, Americana One item - entire collection! Monthly Auctions! Next One June 10th 10am Western Trading Post 520426-7702 Casa Grande, Arizona (AzCAN)

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GUITAR WANTED! Local musician will pay up to $12,500 for pre1975 Gibson, Fender, Martin and Gretsch guitars. Fender amplifiers also. Call toll free! 1-800-995-1217 (AzCAN)

PETS & SUPPLIES REMEMBER TO ADOPT! Maricopa County Animal Care and Control 602- 506-PETS. www. pets.maricopa.gov Sheltie & Collie rescue have beautiful dogs for adoption. 480488-5711 SundustSDA@aol.com

SERVICES Snake removal and Critter Control .Specializing in snakes rats and squirrels, we also remove the rat Nest not just the rat which helps prevent many other pests from coming around your house. Call 602-931-6077 Radd inc. Critter control RENTALS Looking for an affordable 62+ senior apartment? Superior Arboretum Apartments, immediate occupancy, one bedroom & studios, on-site laundry & utility allowance. Rent based on Income Guidelines. 199 W. Gray Dr., Superior, AZ. Call 1-866-962-4804, www.ncr.org/superiorarboretum. Equal Housing Opportunity. Wheelchair Accessible. (AzCAN) ROOM FOR RENT Big house. 2800sqft in gated area southwest of Cave Creek and Carefree Hwy. Dove Valley Ranch. 2 rooms joined by bath. Bedroom furnished. Garage, cable, wi-fi, private entrance. Access to house, kitchen and pool. Washer/dryer. Personal fridge. Non-smoking. No pets. Rooms ready to move in. $700 month plus $400 deposit. Utilities included. Clean person. 6 months or longer. References required. 480-488-3215 REAL ESTATE ADVERTISE YOUR HOME, property or business for sale in 68 AZ newspapers. Reach over half

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COME HOME TO IRONHORSE SUMMIT Do you dream about waking up to the beauty of desert blooms and gorgeous sunrises? The Summit Collection at Ironhorse has new homes, perfect for you. Set in an idyllic location in Arizona’s High Sonoran Desert nearby upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment, this North Scottsdale community offers Scottsdale living at its best. Stop by and discover this desert gem today!

2,778 Sq. Ft. - 3,396 Sq. Ft. All Single Story Homes priced from the mid $600’s New lower lot premiums on select homesites, and great option incentives. Visit Ironhorsesummit.com or call 480-725-2385 for details. 26977 N. 110th Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85262 (Alma School Road, just north of Jomax Road)

taylormorrison.com Taylor Morrison received the highest numerical score in the proprietary Lifestory Research 2016 and 2017 America’s Most Trusted® Home Builder study. The 2016 study based on 39,079 new home shoppers from Jan-Dec 2015, and 2017 study based on 31,764 new home shoppers from Jan-Dec 2016 in the United States. Your experiences may vary. Visit www.lifestoryresearch.com. All information (including, but not limited to prices, views, availability, school assignments and ratings, incentives, floor plans, site plans, features, standards and options, assessments and fees, planned amenities, programs, conceptual artists’ renderings and community development plans) is not guaranteed and remains subject to change or delay without notice. Prices may not include lot premiums, upgrades and options. Community Association or other fees may be required. Maps and plans are not to scale and all dimensions are approximate. As-Built Condition will control. Images do not reflect a racial or ethnic preference. Homes subject to prior sale. No binding offer to sell or lease may be made or accepted prior to the issuance of the final AZ Subdivision Public Report for the Community. A public report is available at the AZ Real Estate Department’s website. Not an offer to sell or lease where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. Please see a Community Sales Manager for details or visit www.taylormorrison.com for additional disclaimers. Taylor Morrison/Arizona, Inc., ROC # 179178B. © June 2017, TM Homes of Arizona, Inc., AZ DRE # CO535669000. All rights reserved.

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