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March 25, 2020

Schools feeding brains and bellies BY TOM SCANLON

West Valley View Managing Editor

School’s out — but not entirely. With marching orders to take care of brains and bellies during school closures, West Valley school leaders have scrambled to develop plans in the era of COVID-19. When he looks at his staff, as well as colleagues at other districts, Dennis Runyan no longer sees just educators and administrators. “We are first responders in this situation,” said Runyan, superintendent of Agua Fria Union High School District. Runyan and other planners had to act swiftly March 15, when Gov. Doug Ducey closed schools for two weeks. On Friday, March 20, Ducey extended the closures by another two weeks, through April 10. In his March 15 proclamation, Ducey ordered: “School administrators should make

School representatives serve lunches at Inca Elementary School in Buckeye. (West Valley View photo by Octavio Serrano)

every effort to provide continued education learning opportunities through online resources or materials that can be sent home.” Ducey also noted, “School administrators

should develop a plan to continue breakfast and lunch services for Arizona students.”

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The COVID-19 pandemic that started in China landed last week in the West Valley. Announcements of positive testings or potential exposure to the coronavirus in Buckeye, Goodyear and Tolleson came last week, as county and state reports of positive tests increased significantly. Maricopa County started last week with nine positive COVID-19 cases; the number grew to 139



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The city of Goodyear said it was informed that a Cincinnati Reds employee who worked at the Reds Spring Training facility tested positive for COVID-19. (West Valley View photo by Octavio Serrano)

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Grab & Go...continued from page 1 The Buckeye Elementary School District is providing drive-through breakfast and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays at the Buckeye, Jasinski and Inca elementary schools. Agua Fria Unified School District is also providing weekday breakfast and lunch pickups. Runyan said AFUSD is partnering with Litchfield and Avondale elementary school districts for Grab and Go food stations in Avondale, Litchfield Park and Goodyear for West Valley students and their families. “Avondale and Litchfield (districts) have played an important organizational role with this effort,” Runyan said. Students and families started picking up breakfast and lunch weekdays as of Monday, March 16. According to Tom Huffman, AFUSD’s executive director of educational services, after the first two days of the food service, “We fed 1,900 students in Avondale, Litchfield Park and Agua Fria (districts). Our expectation is that number would keep increasing.” With stomachs being filled, AFUSD still had to figure out how to feed the brains of


8,300 students. Runyan and Huffman said AFUSD was also off to a great start on Ducey’s “continued education learning opportunities” order. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the response and turnaround time in the district,” said Runyan. A huge contributing Veronica Aragon and Cecilia Medrano served Grab and Go lunchfactor to AFUSD’s start es at 13015 W. Rancho Santa Fe Boulevard, Avondale. (West Valley View photo by Octavio Serrano) last week was that all students were previously provided with giving out the rest of our Chromebook laptops. “At a time when hotspots.” we weren’t anticipating (COVID-19) we He said the district has realized blended learning with more op- ordered more hotspots, portunities for learning at home was a di- which provide Internet rection we wanted to go,” Runyan said. access, “which we are Huffman noted simply having a laptop using a grant from our is only half the battle. foundation to fund.” map shows Grab and Go food locations for West Valley students and their families. “We know connectivity is an issue. We Agua Fria district fam- A(Image courtesy Agua Fria Union High School District) know that many of our students have Inter- ilies who don’t have Innet access at home but we are working to ternet access can visit parenthub.aguaf- primary tool to work with teachers and make sure that all do,” Huffman said. “We ria.org or call 623-932-7090. communicate with other students. The exhad already distributed devices/hotspots While looking to make improvements pectation is that students log in (to Google to over 200 of our students previously and so no student is left behind in online Classroom) every day,” Huffman said. spent much of Tuesday and Wednesday learning, Huffman said the first week of “That’s where the agenda will be posted. no physical school went well. There might be lectures or videos to watch.” “Overall, teaching and learning onIn a monitored environment online, line has been a very positive experience AFUSD students are able to communiduring a very challenging time. To move cate with each other. five high schools completely online in “One of things students indicate is two or three days (showed) people’s atti- they kind of miss each other,” Huffman tudes are amazing,” Huffman said. said. “They’re looking for ways to ad“It’s been very positive, very success- dress that. They’re on their own impleful, which is not to say there won’t be menting chat rooms.” bumps in the road.” If it hasn’t been done already, perhaps Huffman said teachers were trained on some of the clever, tech-savvy students Tuesday, March 17, then started teaching will come up with a “virtual prom” idea. online the next day. After postponing the Millennium High Students were advised to go to an es- prom, Runyan said other district high school tablished Google Classroom. “That’s the proms may also have to be delayed.

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The day before Gov. Doug Ducey’s March 19 order closing bars and requiring restaurants to only offer takeout or delivery service, Tolleson Mayor Anna Tovar banned dine-in eating in Tolleson. (Photo courtesy city of Tolleson)

COVID-19...continued from page 1 Monday, March 23. The first West Valley news of a potential exposure came when the Goodwill store in Buckeye on Wednesday, March 18, announced it was temporarily closing after someone in the store “was potentially exposed to the coronavirus.” The Goodwill store in Buckeye reopened Friday, after “a thorough sanitization,” said Courtney Nelson, Goodwill’s vice president of communications. Later on March 18, the city of Goodyear said it was informed that a Cincinnati Reds employee tested positive for COVID-19. “The employee works out of the Reds Training Complex in Goodyear, which is a separate facility from the Goodyear Ballpark where spring training games take place and had very limited interaction with the public,” said Tammy Vo, a Goodyear spokeswoman. She said that “as a precautionary measure,” the Reds were reaching out to those who were inside the team’s building between Feb. 29 and March 14. “The employee is being quarantined. Team staff who came in close contact with this employee are being tested and have also self-quarantined,” Vo said. The Reds facility is next to Goodyear Ballpark. Vo said she did not know if the employee who tested positive spent time at the Goodyear Ballpark. The city of Tolleson tweeted Friday,

March 20, that a city employee tested positive for COVID-19. The employee does not live in Tolleson and has not been in the city since Feb. 20, according to the tweet. A day prior to Gov. Doug Ducey’s March 19 order closing bars and requiring restaurants to only offer takeout or delivery service, Tolleson Mayor Anna Tovar banned dine-in eating in Tolleson. Litchfield Park Mayor Thomas Schoaf did the same for his city. The mayors of Tolleson, Litchfield Park, Buckeye, Avondale and Goodyear made emergency declarations last week. The actions primarily were made for cities to be eligible for federal funding reimbursement in the future. Most of the pronouncements reinforced current laws and guidelines. “I do hereby proclaim a local disaster to exist in Buckeye and urge all of our citizens to take the necessary precautions and to follow the guidance and directives of government officials to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the city of Buckeye,” Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck declared. Avondale Mayor Kenn Weise proclaimed, “Avondale is joining cities


around the Valley to ensure that we’re following guidelines set by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health to protect the safety of our community and residents.” Similarly, Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord’s order required “all citizens and businesses to obey the law and cooperate with public officials in the effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Maricopa County Department of Health and the Arizona State Department of Health Services.” Despite the declarations, West Valley mayors remained optimistic. “Please know that we are all in this together, and that we will do our utmost to help our local businesses weather this crisis,” said Weise. “I have faith in our residents to help one another, and confidence that our businesses are doing everything they can to protect their employees, and our community,” said Lord. “We’ve been through tough times before, and we will bounce back stronger than ever.”




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Indeed, Hoffman and Gov. Doug Ducey announced an extension of the school closure for another two weeks. If kids are not back in school March 30, the measure would suspend state laws that require there be a certain number of school days and instructional hours. It also would cancel the annual statewide achievement tests for this year and ensure that the letter grades now assigned to each school do not decline. But the most significant part would be to require public schools to offer education services “in alternative formats’’ if they want to get their state aid. And it would allow schools to continue to pay employees to work from home or perform alternative assignments through the end of the school year. “Our students can’t afford to lose the last quarter of the school year,’’ Udall said in a prepared statement. “We trust our educators and school leaders to do everything in their power to ensure students have the stability and the opportunity to continue to learn during this challenging time.’’ Richie Taylor, spokesman for the state Department of Education said his boss, state schools chief Kathy Hoffman, is still reviewing what was introduced to see how it would work. “We don’t have a lot of answers,’’ he said. But one big question, Taylor said, deals with the question of online learning. “Even in urban areas there are lots of students that don’t have access at home,’’ he said. Joe Thomas, president of the Arizona Education Association, said the legislation does provide a lot of flexibility. He said it can include online lessons for students with access to computers. But Thomas said it also provides the opportunity for teachers also to prepare and send home packets of materials for students to review. Thomas said there is no real reason that many things cannot be taught remotely. “You can take the SAT test online,’’ he said. But that, Thomas said, requires months of preparation, something the state does not have. “The trick is, we’re in kind of uncharted territory,’’ he said. And that, said Thomas, will require some creativity by educators. The easiest situations to take care of, he

said, might be for specific subject teachers. Consider, Thomas said, someone teaching social studies and lessons for the next two weeks involve the Civil War. “Send out some readings, some assignments, some enrichment activities,’’ he said. That last category, Thomas said, could be viewing a movie -- one that would be interesting enough for a parent to also enjoy and then be able to discuss the issues with a child. And he said this isn’t a one-way street. Students could show what they know, for example, by preparing and sending back a journal. Even an open-book test is an option. “They’ll get that back to us, either email or some kind of form online or a packet,’’ Thomas said. “And we’ll grade that and that will be the grade they get for the assignment.’’ Udall, however, told Capitol Media Services there’s no reason that this kind of learning won’t work for students in lower grades. “I think this is a good opportunity, especially for those younger kids, to really hone in on some of those basic skills that, at this time of the year, can be reinforced,’’ she said. “And so if we have staff that are assigned at home with nothing else to do they can be calling kids and reading with them,’’ she explained. “They can be FaceTiming with kids and reading with them. There can be lots of way to ensure the kids are still learning something.’’ High school seniors present a bit of a different problem as they want to get a diploma that will actually allow them to get into college. The legislation allows the state Board of Education to adopt rules to ensure that happens. “What we figure is if a student is on track to graduate this year that we’re not going to do anything to prevent them from graduating,’’ Udall said. The legislation also contains some provisions designed to provide financial flexibility. For example, Udall said, a school district may have money it received from the state which is earmarked for student transportation. With no need to use those dollars that way, the measure permits district officials to reallocate it to other priorities.



Police arrest two suspected of drive-by shooting BY WEST VALLEY VIEW STAFF

Goodyear Police arrested Benny Aros Jr. of Buckeye and Moises Ramirez of Goodyear for an alleged drive-by shooting. According to police, an employee of Burger King on Yuma Road in Goodyear was confronted March 15 by an irate customer, later identified as Ramirez. The victim, fearing for his Aros Jr. of Buckeye, left, and Moises Ramirez of Goodyear safety, left the scene in his vehi- Benny were arrested and charged with a drive-by shooting. (Photo courcle, according to police. tesy Goodyear Police) Ramirez got in his vehicle where Aros Jr. waited. The victim was not injured. “They proceeded to chase the vicHe told police he does not know the tim’s vehicle west on Yuma Road,” suspects. said Lisa Berry, a Goodyear Police Two days later, Ramirez, 21, and spokeswoman. Aros Jr., 24, “were interviewed by “The suspects caught up to the vic- Goodyear detectives and admitted to tim at a red light. The suspect in the their involvement in the crime,” Berry front passenger seat, Aros Jr, pulled said. out a handgun and fired several rounds The two were arrested and charged into the victim’s vehicle while he was with attempted murder, commiting a inside.” drive-by shooting and aggravated asThe suspects then fled the scene. sault with a deadly weapon.

City council meetings going online BY WEST VALLEY VIEW STAFF

After Gov. Doug Ducey reiterated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance to eliminate public gatherings of 10 or more, several West Valley cities are either canceling meetings or making them online-only. The next Avondale City Council meeting was scheduled for 6 p.m. March 23. “In light of the current coronavirus situation, the next council meeting will be hosted online through the Zoom Cloud Meeting application,” said Pier Simieri, an Avondale spokeswoman. “To join the meeting online, constituents may use their phone, tablet, or computer. Instructions on how to attend the meeting are available at avondaleaz.gov/councilmeeting.” She said members of the public can submit a public comment, ask questions or get technical support by email-

ing cityclerk@avondaleaz.gov. Avondale residents without Internet access can listen to meetings by calling 301-715-8592. In Goodyear, “council meetings will continue but with reduced nonessential staff,” said Tammy Vo, a Goodyear spokeswoman. “We will continue to broadcast the meetings on Facebook and YouTube as a way to continue resident involvement.” Goodyear also had a city council meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. March 23. A Goodyear Arts and Culture Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, was canceled, as was a Youth Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 24. Buckeye canceled its March 17 city council meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for April 7.


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Democrats, Republicans debate state budget in light of COVID-19 BY HOWARD FISCHER Capitol Media Services

Efforts to quickly enact an $11.8 billion “baseline’’ contingency budget for the coming fiscal year hit a snag Wednesday as some Republicans questioned what is — and is not — in the spending plan and Democrats are holding out for some priorities. The decision by the House to postpone floor debate came as some Democrats accused GOP colleagues of failing to take seriously the threat of COVID-19. They questioned why House Speaker Rusty Bowers chose to have a vote on a resolution supporting the government of Taiwan if there is a rush to adopt a spending plan and send lawmakers and staff home to get them out of situations where there are large groups and the possibility of contamination. “My objection is not to Taiwan,’’ said Rep. Jennifer Jermaine, D-Chandler. “It is to bringing this bill forward today.’’ She said the focus should be on what is happening with the Arizona economy -- and the failure of the Republican-con-

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ercise caution. Those comments drew a slap from Rep. Randy Friese, D-Tucson, who is a physician. “Mr. Grantham’s comments, I think we need to be very aware of the epidemiology of a viral illness,’’ he said, and the fact that the current low rate of infection is not an indication of the lack of a hazard. “The slope of that curve may be quite low right now,’’ Friese said. “But that slope will be changing rapidly and creating an exponential of mathematical curve.’’ There also was a tweet posted by Rep. Anthony Kern, R-Glendale, of himself and three other Republicans out Tuesday, March 17, at a restaurant poking fun at the order issued earlier that day by Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego closing down bars and restaurants to prevent the spread of the disease. “It’s 8:15 p.m. Do you know where Phoenix Mayor @KateWGallego is?’’ the tweet read, complete with hashtags of #resist and #freedomofassembly. Kern later took the tweet down. Questions of the virility of the virus aside, House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez blasted Republican leadership for wanting to simply adopt a baseline budget and go home. She said lawmakers have an obligation to deal with the real effects of the outbreak -- and the fallout from shuttered businesses, reduced tourism and general weakening of the economy. For example, she noted that the Republican-controlled Legislature added a requirement several years ago that adults receiving food stamps must go out and look for work and take any available job. Fernandez said there are no jobs avail-

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Some small business owners are having a difficult time finding the balance between safety and livelihood. Gov. Doug Ducey ordered restaurants to only offer takeout and delivery options as of Saturday, March 20. The city of Tolleson made a similar order two days before. Ruth Gomez has owned Restaurant Oaxaqueno Tierro Del Sol in Tolleson for eight months. She said she began to offer curbside service and takeout only after the Tolleson order. Gomez said she has had to reduce her staff considerably, which is hurting her employees. However, she does believe that it is better to be safer and take precautions. “It is OK to be more careful, for the employee and customer, but this has taken a hit on us,” Gomez said. She noted business has decreased. “A lot of people prefer to come, sit and relax than take it to go.”

Carlos Rodriguez, owner of Mariachi’s Mexican Food in Avondale, shares some of the same feelings as Gomez. He said since he switched his restaurant to curbside service only, he has noticed a decrease in clientele. Since then, he has had to reduce his staff and he said he is doing his best to get people paid. Although his business is taking a hit, he said he understands the circumstances. “It’s going to be a necessity by how things are looking with the virus,” Rodriguez said. “I don’t think there is another way to stop it.” Rodriguez said he has heard feedback from his customers, and they say they are glad he is staying open. He believes that takeout restaurants or drive throughs should remain open if people are utilizing them to feed their families. As for business owners, Rodriguez believes they should keep the safety of the public in mind and do what they must to remain afloat. He does wish the

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Michael Muscato, who plans to challenge Rep. Debbie Lesko for her District 8 seat, said he has created a task force to help seniors combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We have a volunteer team that will go pick up groceries, deliver food boxes from the food bank and pick up prescriptions and deliver them to the homes of seniors throughout the district. We will do this as often as needed,” said Muscato. District 8 includes parts of Avondale, Litchfield Park, Tolleson, Glendale and Peoria. Seniors and those with histories of immune or respiratory issues are at high risk of death from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and have been advised to stay home as much as possible and avoid crowds. Moscato said seniors can call 623850-3294 or email michael@muscato4congress.com to request pick up of

paid-for items. They will be delivered free of charge, he said. “From everything that we’re hearing, things as simple as going to a grocery store or going to pick up their medication are going to be very problematic,” Muscato said. “And, my thought is that, regardless of my politics, everyone here is family to me. So, I want my team to give whatever help we can.” The idea, Muscato said, came to him because his campaign all but stopped due to the virus. While unable to attend most events or knock on doors, the team of volunteers was mostly making phone calls and advocating for him through social media. He said he simply started calling potential voters, asked them if they were doing well and offered his time and personal support. “Based on their response, it was obvious to me that there are a lot of elderly people out here that are away from their families and don’t have anybody to help them, which is very scary,”

Muscato said. The volunteers already doing other duties for him were transitioned into a new role. “We have a volunteer base with a lot of young, healthy people that are practicing social distancing and doing all the smart things we’re being told to do. And these volunteers want to make a difference for the community and are willing to do what it takes.” And, while the volunteering of time and services with the task force might look good for a political campaign, Muscato said there are more important issues to be considering. “I don’t care if I win or lose Michael Muscato created the CD8 Task Force to help seniors affected by COVID-19. (Photo courtesy Michael Muscato) this at this point. The election said. is the last thing in my mind. Muscato is looking for more volunThis is literally about potentially, and I hope it doesn’t get to this point, but teers for the task force, as well. To sign this is about protecting and saving as up visit muscato4congress.com/cd8many people as we possibly can,” he task-force or call 623-850-3294.

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Editor: President Trump was a big hit with his base at his Phoenix rally. He knows how to play to a crowd that would gladly buy snake oil from the back of his wagon in the good old days. He bragged about the economy doing well but neglected to mention that it has continually risen since 2010. And he did not mention that 80% of the new wealth has gone to the richest 20% of us, or that he and the Senate refuse to raise the minimum wage for struggling workers. Some other financial observations: Trump has not “rebuilt the military” by increasing the already-huge DOD budget by 3%, or by taking some of that money back to build a wall that Mexico was supposed to pay for. He boasted about the money coming in from the tariffs on Chinese products but didn’t mention those costs are being paid by American consumers, not China. He avoided saying that the tariffs hurt our farmers so much that we are subsidizing them about $14 billion a year. And the national debt is rising a trillion dollars a year thanks to his tax cut for the wealthy. On other topics, Trump continues to praise autocrats such as those in Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, India and North Korea. These are the most brutal rulers in the world. At the same time, he has weakened America’s relationship with our allies especially with his criticisms of NATO and the United Nations. This threatens our national security. He attacks the judicial system and individual judges he disagrees with, interferes with Department of Justice decisions and even threatens jurors and whistleblowers. This undermines our rule of law. He continues to deny that Russian meddled in the 2016 elections to his advantage even though a Senate committee and the Mueller report proved they did. This puts the 2020 election at risk. Trump promises to protect pre-existing conditions and provide health coverage better than the ACA while he is in court trying to get those protections and the better coverage of Obamacare thrown out.

He continues his crusade against darkskinned people who apply for visas or seek asylum, often holding them in illegal, inhumane conditions and separating families. His rhetoric is often immature and dangerous. He uses demeaning nicknames for elected officials he doesn’t like. He accuses journalists of being “enemies of America.” He refers to the “do-nothing Dems” in Congress, even though the House has passed hundreds of bills that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won’t advance. Lately, Trump describes Sen. Bernie Sanders as a “communist,” which is false, of course. Meanwhile, he and his family have increased their wealth by hundreds of millions of dollars from his hotel in Washington, sales of condos at his golf resorts, his daughter’s clothing line and his son’s book. None of this happened while Obama, Bush I or II, Clinton or Reagan were in office. But we still pay for the Secret Service for his rallies, his frequent vacations and his family’s safaris and other travels. Admittedly, the Democratic primaries have started poorly, and the weekly debates aren’t helping, but when a nominee is finally selected she or he will certainly be a person of better moral character, more intelligence and more supportive of America’s values and traditions than our current president. John Flynn Goodyear

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Editor: Americans love anniversaries whether it is the birth of our nation on July Fourth, our parents’ 50th, Pearl Harbor or 9/11. The year 2020 has a number of significant anniversaries of laws that have changed American society in uncountable ways. On Aug. 14, 1935, in the height of the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Social Security into law. Opponents fought long and hard to stop passage calling it “socialism.” Ida May Fuller received the first Social Security check for the grand sum of $22.45. July 30 is the 55th anniversary of the

historic signing of Medicare and Medicaid into law by President Lyndon Johnson. The ceremony took place at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, and Harry Truman got Medicare card No. 1. His premium for Part B was $3 per month. LBJ spoke only about Medicare and declared it a memorial to the slain JFK. Medicaid was an afterthought, added at the last moment before the law was passed by a divided Congress, and was intended to be a rather modest program with minimal financial impact. Congressional opposition was fierce calling it, once again, “socialism.” The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is Arizona’s unique and successful Medicaid program. On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. The event took place on the South Lawn of the White House and the president considered it an extension of the Civil Rights Act of 1965. He said, “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.” The signing was the culmination of a quarter century of advocacy by and for the members of our society with disabilities. Some opponents called it “socialism.”

Can you believe it has been 10 years since President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010. I don’t believe I need to recount the battles leading up to the passage and subsequent battles to “Repeal and Replace.” Opponents, when not talking about “Death Panels,” even called it “socialism.” Rejecting the call to repeal was one of Sen. John McCain’s finest hours. As we celebrate the 85th anniversary of Social Security, the 55th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, the 30th anniversary of the ADA and the 10th anniversary of the ACA, remember that the passage of these five laws took years of effort, advocacy and politics to achieve the end result of passage. Don’t forget that once the laws were signed the political battles did not end. So, stay tuned for the 2020 presidential election and the repeated use of that 85-year-old pejorative, “socialism.” The debate has not ended and will not in our lifetime. Dr. Leonard Kirschner Colonel USAF (Retired) AHCCCS Director (1987-1993) Past President AARP Arizona Litchfield Park

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Pandemic makes us aware of unsung heroes in life BY DAVID LEIBOWITZ Tribune Columnist

Newspaper writers have long made a living penning “thank you” notes to the brave. The police officer who falls in the line of duty. The firefighter who runs toward the burning building while the rest of us flee. The young soldier murdered by an enemy bullet on a battlefield half a world from home. There is no disputing we should cover in glory the most courageous among us, to give them their rightful recognition. But then suddenly a virus breaks out, spreading disease and chaos, and, like the rest of us, the people who fill newspapers with words are forced to consider things from a different perspective. What is bravery now? Who deserves our accolades and gratitude? In asking these questions, I don’t mean to diminish the heroism of our first responders and soldiers, who are still better humans than many of us can ever hope to be. My aim instead is to expand the ranks of those we judge brave and to give respect to people who often get none.

Like the cashier who ping floors and sanitizing checked me out at Bashas’ surfaces to the nurses and yesterday and the store doctors and support staff employees who unloaded working around the clock to trucks and stocked shelves. find enough beds for the viLike the Walgreen’s pharrus-laden and our other sick macy clerk who filled my neighbors besides. prescription and told me to The public health system “stay safe” as a goodbye. in Arizona and nationally And like the men and may prove inadequate to women we never see – the handle COVID-19, but that DAVID LEIBOWITZ farm workers, factory lafailure will not come beborers, warehousemen and truck driv- cause the humans who work within the ers who make up what the pundits on system demonstrated lack of effort. TV suddenly like to opine about as “the Just like firefighters facing down a fulAmerican supply chain.” ly engulfed building, right now there are Thank you, each of you, for what you medical professionals who may lack the do. If we never thought about you much proper protective gear and all the necesbefore, that was partly from ignorance, but sary supplies, but who are prepared to also because you’re so good at your jobs, risk their lives to save yours regardless. we’ve been able to take you for granted. If that isn’t bravery, then I have no Maybe that’s the rare bright spot cre- idea what is. ated by crisis: In being forced to look Somewhere right now, letters and parat life anew, we see what before we ne- cels are on the move. Airline employees glected. So, thank you. are disinfecting a jetliner to fly a few hunThe same goes for health care work- dred people to comfort sick family memers, from the maintenance staff mop- bers or reunite with anxious loved ones.

An hourly worker, fretting about layoffs, is leaning out the drive-through window to pass along coffee, donuts or lunch. Typically, these transactions are throwaway moments in a busy day. We complain because a delivery takes too long, or we wave off the change, more because we don’t want dimes rolling around the car console than we want to fill the tip jar in gratitude. Sometimes we mutter “thanks.” And every once in a while, we congratulate ourselves because we were extra special nice to the bag boy, the barista or the Uber driver. These are different times, though. And maybe they won’t be bad in every possible way. Maybe we will see with new eyes and a new sense of respect the dignity and courage of those who before we never bothered to notice. Maybe coronavirus is one of those things that, if it doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger. David Leibowitz has called the Valley home since 1995. Contact david@leibowitzsolo.com

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By order of Gov. Doug Ducey, as of Saturday, March 21, there was no more dine-in eating at restaurants and bars in Maricopa County. The move is temporary, aimed at helping slow the spread of COVID-19. It should be noted that Ducey was not closing restaurants. He stated in his Thursday, March 19 order, restaurants should “provide dine-out options only.” Many West Valley restaurants remain open, providing curbside and in-store pickup, as well as delivery. Among the open eateries: •Ground Control, 4860 N. Litchfield Road, Ste 103, Litchfield Park; 623535-9066. According to a Ground Control Facebook post Saturday, March 21: “All the takeout orders are not only helping Ground Control stay in business but ensuring people like Rebekah (a waitress) have a job once this is all over. I will continue to share the gratuity we get from take-out orders with all employees without work right now.” According to the post, orders can be placed via downloading the app Toast Take Out, then going to toasttab.com/ ground-control, using Uber Eats or by calling 623-535-9066. •The Golf Club of Estrella,11800 S. Golf Club Drive, Goodyear; 623-9253148. The golf club posted on Facebook that, though it was canceling happy hour service, “The Player’s Grill and Patio will remain open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. allowing us to serve our golfers and we will be taking phone orders for pick up only. We have slightly revised our menu and all orders will be served in to-go boxes and easily disposable items. We sincerely do apologize for the inconvenience and we look forward to seeing everyone soon.”



BELLA LUNA Restaurants around the West Valley remain open for take out and delivery, meaning you can still get tantalizing dishes from the likes of Sipping Sisters, Sammy’s Burgers, Bella Luna Italian, Ground Control and Xanthi Greek Food. (Photos courtesy Sipping Sisters, Sammy’s Burgers and Bella Luna)

•Native Grill & Wings, 102220 W. McDowell Road, Avondale, or 15735 W. McDowell Road, Goodyear; 866599-9649. How open are they? This open: “Buy 10 traditional wings, get 10 free! Use code ‘freewings’ when ordering online or on the Native App. Available for call-in and walk-in orders as well. “We are still open for take-out, curbside pick-up and delivery.” •Sipping Sisters, 308 N. Central Avenue, Avondale; 623-248-0251. Saturday, Sipping Sisters wished Facebook a good morning: “We are open for take out and UberEats. You can call in your order at 623-248-0251.” Saturday’s menu included corned beef hash and eggs, Boston Cream French toast and a pulled pork waffle sandwich. •Sammy’s Burgers,525 N Estrella Parkway, Suite 105, Goodyear; 623932-0908. As it explained in a post, like many others, Sammy’s Burgers was struggling to figure this out: “Our customers, employees and community’s well-being has always been our top priority. During this uncertain, difficult time we will continue to do our part to safeguard that. Starting Saturday, March 21, we will transition into ‘take out only.’ Please bear with us as we try to execute this new process.

“We will be open for business. Please call us to place your order over the phone or you are welcome to come in. We can process your payment over the phone to speed up the process.” Sounds like this is a place that has a strong heart. “We strongly believe, together, we will conquer this,” said Sammy’s post. “If you, your loved ones, or anyone you know is in need of food or supplies, please, please contact us. We will do everything we can to assist anyone in need.” •Bella Luna Italian Ristorante,

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cooked meal?” the Italian restaurant teased, Friday night. Delivery is available via Grubhub.com. •Saddle Mountain Brewing Company, 15651 W Roosevelt Street, Goodyear; 623-249-5520. As SMBC noted on Facebook, “The greater the to-go business the more staff I can keep paying.” And the brewing company is reaching out to big rigs: “We have heard that truckers are having a hard time as many fast-food restaurants do not serve them through the drive-through. Please let them know that if they text or call we can deliver curbside through our back door ... Easy for truckers to pull in and pull out.” You can’t sit inside and enjoy a homemade beer. But you can still get a growler of beer to go. •Ed’s Fish and Chips, 306 N Central Avenue, Avondale; 623-932-5043. “Customers can call in orders. We are a family-owned business that has been at this location for 35 years. •Culver’s, 1025 N. Avondale Boulevard, Avondale; 623-792-8649. “We’ve temporarily closed dining


rooms, but our drive-throughs remain open,” according to a post. •Xanthi Greek Food, 10575 W. Indian School Road, E-101, Avondale; 623-2158319. “You can still order to-go or carryout,” said a post on Saturday, right underneath a tantalizing photo of baked spaghetti. •Dream Swirls Frozen Yogurt, 15557 W. Roosevelt Street, Suite 102, Goodyear; 623-536-2191. “Come in and make your favorite cup of yogurt, grab a lid and enjoy it anywhere you like. If you’re held up at home don’t forget that Dream Swirls utilizes three delivery services (Uber Eats, Postmates and DoorDash),” said a post Saturday. “Take care, enjoy some yogurt and of course ‘wash your hands!’” •Dino’s Greek & Italian Grill and Bar, 1550 N. Dysart Road B-8, Goodyear, has temporarily closed but expects to reopen soon. Same with the Tack Room Saloon & Pool Hall in Buckeye, which plans to open again April 15. The list will continue, next week. Email your favorite restaurant remaining open to tscanlon@timespublications. com.

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cal is categorized by industry to make it The Southwest Valley Chamber of easy for visitors to find what they need. Commerce is reaching out “The business owner could to businesses impacted by be doing something more than COVID-19. having the doors open,” Safin The chamber invites busisaid. “They could be working ness owners and managers to by telephone or online, taking sign up for the “Support Loorders for the future, doing cal” promotional campaign it something nice for others, or is offering at no cost. offering other ways to continue commerce and keep our “This is a free way for businesses and nonprofit compacommunity strong.” nies to promote themselves to The offer extends to nonthe entire community,” said John Safin, president/CEO of profit groups and charities., Southwest Valley ChamSafin said. “All are encourJohn Safin, president/CEO of the ber of Commerce, announced the Southwest Valley Cham- the launch of a “Support Lo- aged to include a list of most cal” online campaign. ber of Commerce. needed donations or other “The chamber is dedicatways to help. ed to supporting businesses, workforce, “Our greatest strength is when we and community. The Support Local web come together as a community. Looking page gives businesses a way to reach the out for each other, being kind, having public and a resource hub for consumers a positive attitude, focusing on getting who still need products and services at things done, remembering good things this most unusual time.” happen every day,” said Safin. The chamber’s Support Local hub at For more information, call 623-932-2260 southwestvalleychamber.org/supportlo- or visit southwestvalleychamber.org.

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No ‘Play ball!’: Empty parks, deep cleaning BY GRIFFIN FABITS Cronkite News

With Spring Training suspended and the start of the season postponed, the Arizona Diamondbacks are trying to adapt to a new normal. Instead of players working out in batting cages, employees are cleaning them. Instead of administering tests for speed and agility, the team had to administer a test to a minor-leaguer for COVID-19. It came back negative. Major League Baseball announced March 12 that it would be suspending Spring Training and delaying the start of the 2020 season by at least two weeks “due to the national emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic.” A few days later, the league said the start would be delayed even more so it could follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks, Mike Hazen, the Arizona Diamondbacks general manager, said the club’s spring facility will remain open on an “optional basis,” but no formal workouts will be held until clearance comes from MLB. Hazen, who spoke with reporters via conference call, said players have been encouraged to go home. “We’re obviously taking every precaution as necessary and with guidance to ensure the cleanliness and standard of the facility, to make sure it’s still a safe environment for everybody,” he said. Hazen said the organization tested one player for COVID-19, out of “an abundance of caution.” The player, a minor-leaguer, was tested, with a negative result. No other players have experienced symptoms or have been tested for coronavirus. “If they show signs and symptoms,” we’re following the guidance of our medical professionals and what they advise us to do. We have advised our

players to report any symptoms to us moving forward,” Hazen said. The Diamondbacks facility was shut down entirely for a weekend as it underwent a “deep-clean,” Hazen said. He said he expects this to become regular practice over the next few weeks. While no formal workouts will be held, players and staff are expected to continue to use the facility to stay in shape, since most players live in Arizona. “We haven’t really tackled how exactly we’re going to staff anything,” Hazen said. “We gave the staff the same method that we gave the players: we would encourage them to be here. If they don’t feel comfortable being here, then we respect that. We don’t foresee any reason why they should be.” Hazen, who will stick around the spring facility, said he expects manager Torey Lovullo to be “in and out” of the complex during this time. “But again, depending on how many players are here, if we need to have supervised workouts, people throwing, doing soft-toss, hitting ground balls, whatever that may be, we want to make sure we have enough supervision. But if that number is smaller, we’ll staff it accordingly.” The organization has largely taken scouts off of the road. It has eliminated air travel and has advised “regional scouting via auto if people were comfortable doing it,” Hazen said. But, if there is no baseball to be seen anywhere, there is no need for scouts to be on the road. While players have been advised to go home, Hazen said minor league players have been “given the same guidance that we gave the other (players),” citing the lack of workouts at this point in the spring. “We are cognizant of guys who may have trouble traveling ­— certain play-

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Sealed Vault Bags full of heavy silver bars are actually being handed over to the first Arizona residents who find their zip code listed in today’s publication and call before the 48 hour order deadline ends to claim the bags full of valuable silver NATIONWIDE – Operators at the National Silver Hotline are struggling to keep up with all the calls. That’s because Silver Vault Bags loaded with a small fortune of .999 pure Silver Bars are now being handed over to everyone who beats the 2-day order deadline. “It’s like a modern day Gold Rush. Arizona residents will be hoarding all the silver bars they can get their hands on for the next 2 days. This comes as no surprise after the standard State Minimum set by the Federated Mint dropped 42%, going from $50 per bar to just $29 making these Silver Vault Bags a real steal,” said Mary Ellen Withrow, the emeritus 40th Treasurer of the United States of America. “As executive advisor to the private Federated Mint, I get paid to deliver breaking news. And here’s the best part. This is great news for Arizona residents because it’s the lowest ever State Minimum set by the Federated Mint,” said Withrow. The only thing residents need to do is find the first 3 digits of their zip code on the Distribution List printed in today’s publication. If their zip code is on the list, they need to immediately call the National Silver Hotline before the 2-day order deadline ends. Residents who do are cashing in on the record low State Minimum set by the Federated Mint. This is a real steal for residents because each Silver Vault Bag loaded with 10 Arizona State Silver Bars is normally set at $500 which is the standard $50 per heavy half ounce bar State Minimum set by the Federated Mint. But ■ ARIZONA RESIDENTS CASH IN: It’s like a modern day Gold Rush. Everyone’s scrambling to get their hands on the heavy, Jumbo Silver Ballistic Bags here’s the good news. Resi- pictured above before they’re all gone. That’s because residents who find the first 3 digits of their zip code printed in today’s publication are cashing in on dents who call today get the the lowest ever State Minimum price set for the next 2 days by the Federated Mint. lowest ever State Minimum set by the Federated Mint of Who gets the Silver Vault Bags: Listed below are the U.S. zip codes that get the Silver Vault Bags. If you find the first 3 just $290 for each Arizona Sildigits of your zip code immediately call: 1-866-874-7770 EXT. FMM3046 ver Vault Bag which is just $29 per bar as long as they call the National Silver Hotline at; 1-866-874-7770 EXT. FMM3046 be850 853 856 859 863 865 fore the deadline ends. 852 855 857 860 864 Phone lines open at precisely 8:30 A.M. this morning and (Continued on next page)




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are expected to be f looded by Arizona residents looking to cash in on the lowest ever State Minimum set by the Federated Mint to date. That’s why area residents who find their zip code on the distribution list today are being urged to call immediately. Since this special advertising announcement can’t stop dealers and collectors from hoarding all the new 2020 Edition Arizona State Silver Bars they can get their hands on, the Federated Mint had to set a strict limit of three Jumbo Silver Ballistic Bags per resident – these are the bags everyone’s trying to get because they contain 10 individual Silver Vault Bags each. Everyone who gets these will feel like they just hit the jackpot. “ R e sident s who wa nt t o cash in on the lowest ever State Minimum set by the private Federated Mint better hurry. That’s because in 2 days, the State Minimum for these heav y half ounce Arizona State Silver Bars retur ns to the nor ma l State Minimum set by the Federated Mint of $50 per bar,” Withrow said. “We’re bracing for all the calls and doing the best we can, but with just hours left before the deadline ends, residents lucky enough to f ind the first 3 digits of their zip code listed in today’s publication need to immediately call the National Silver Hotline," Withrow said. ■

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The outbreak of COVID-19 has disrupted sporting events over the world, but the Arizona Interscholastic Association provided a hint of normalcy Monday, March 16. The AIA Board announced that it still hopes to resume spring sports at some point soon, including holding the championships. Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced March 15 the closure of all Arizona schools through March 27, then extended that by another two weeks. Official competition is suspended, but the AIA has left it to the discretion of the schools and districts if teams wish to practice at a later date. The first step is getting student-athletes back in the classroom. David Hines, the AIA’s executive director, said he is monitoring all of the changes, announcements and recommendations around the clock. “We are going to look at that more hourly than daily,” Hines said. “Things are changing so fast. We’re going to pay attention to what the medical professionals, the state health department and the governor’s office (say). “We need to let the professionals give us information and follow the decree of the governor,” Hines said. “We will let the experts tell us, ‘Hey we made progress and you can go back or not. We are going to have to continue this on.’ “It’s just such an unknown. The board really wanted to give the kids an option if we were able to go back to school.” The AIA also said it would support a school’s district decision to extend the two-week stoppage if an individual dis-

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trict felt that extension was warranted. In Arizona, several schools played baseball games March 13. There was an invitational tournament at Warren Ballpark in Bisbee on Saturday, March 14, in which Tombstone High School played a doubleheader against Benson and San Manuel high schools. Since then, all contests have been canceled. “We could extend the season but we would not make that determination without a lot of communication between our schools and membership,” Hines said. “Any contest completed before today would be included in our power rankings.” Looking ahead to fall sports, football would normally hold spring practices at this time of year, but those practices fall under the same guidelines. “Our protocol is going to pretty much be the same,” Hines said. “If we can get back to school then we will continue with doing what we are doing. If they get to the point where they say there is no school then all activities will conclude, including spring practice.” The AIA planned to meet with the conference chairs this week to discuss potential protocols and a course of action when they are able to return. “We have to have a plan in place if we are going to move forward,” Hines said. “We are educational athletics and there are times where things go our way and we are really glad for that, and sometimes there’s things that don’t go our way. We have to be able to learn from those times and make the best out of it that we can. “We are going to do whatever we can to help those kids.” Hazen said the main focus right now is on the safety and health of his players and their families. “We’re all adjusting to this the same way you guys have a lot of questions,” Hazen said. “Trying to foreshadow a little bit, but wanting to make sure we’re operating within the guidelines of Major League Baseball and the government.”




As many live events have been canceled or postponed, the following is a list of online events as well as activities that can be enjoyed while social distancing.

LOCAL ONLINE EVENTS Intro to Data Science: The Art of Visualizations

Those interested in a data science career are encouraged to attend a live webinar from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 26. The free handson workshop will cover different visualization packages in Python. Register online at eventbrite.com. For information, email ivy@thinkful.com

Guided Meditation: Beginners

Wind down at the end of the week with a guided meditation from 9:15 to 10:15 p.m. Saturday, March 28. The meeting will be hosted over Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. The session will cover the basics of meditation practice. To join, visit zoom.us/j/7688144831 when the meeting begins.

Make Money Teaching on YouTube

Learn the opportunities YouTube can offer teachers from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31. To join the YouTube live class, visit youttube. com/c/youtubebootcamp.

READING AND LEARNING Scholastic Learn at Home

Children stuck at home due to school closures are in luck. Scholastic has opened up an extensive library reserve of free digital curricular resources. Daily learning journeys are offered for primary and secondary education students and cover a variety of interesting subjects including science, STEM, English language arts and social-emotional learning. The publisher also has materials to teach young peo-

ple how to prevent disease during the coronavirus outbreak. To view online materials, visit classroommagazines.scholastic.com.

Harper at Home

HarperCollins Children’s Books is taking to social media to share daily story times, learning materials and activities for young readers. Authors, illustrators and Harper staff are chiming in to bring this opportunity to children affected by school closures. Parents can connect young readers to interactive materials on Instagram @harperkids, middle grade readers can tune in on YouTube on the channel “Shelf Stuff ” and teens can stay connected on Twitter @EpicReads.


Celebrities, including Amy Adams and Jennifer Garner, are teaming up to share videos of themselves reading children’s books on Instagram. The initiative’s goal is to raise money for children affected by school closures who no longer have access to school-provided meals. Although it is free to listen along to the stories, the celebrities encourage a one-time donation of $10 to support these impacted students. To enjoy the story times, follow @ savewithstories on Instagram.

Read to Sleep

Penguin Random House encourages people to better rest and better reading this year with its “Read to Sleep” challenge, encouraging people to put down the phone and pick up a book before bed. Follow along on social media using #ReadtoSleep to enter to win a bedding set and 25 books of your choice. Participants must enter the reading challenge before March 31. For rules and details, visit penguinrandomhouselibrary.com.

Cloudlibrary App

West Valley libraries use the “cloudlibrary” app, which you can download to IOS, Android, Mac or PC in order to access a wide range of eBooks and online audiobooks. The online reserve provides access to more than 40,000 items, many of which are available at the click of a button.

PBS Learning Media

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free educational materials including videos, interactive activities, lesson plans and more. Fun lecture topics include “The Dystopia of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’” “The Power of Sadness in ‘Inside Out,’” and “Measuring with Martha in the Doghouse.” To view the archive, visit az.pbslearningmedia.org.


coral reef. There is even a camera that can transport viewers straight to the shoreline with soothing views of the beach. To tune into the aquarium’s live cameras, visit montereybayaquarium.org.

Guggenheim Museum

Enjoy this famous New York museum tour from the comfort of your own home. Google Maps street view feature allows visitors to meander the museum’s Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary era art. For more information, visit artsandculture. google.com.

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Lunch Doodle with Mo Willems

Mo Willems, the artist-in-residence at Kennedy Center Education is taking his art lessons live at 10 a.m. daily. Online attendees will learn how to draw his iconic pigeon and pig doodles. Artists wanting to draw along with Willems will need to grab a paper and some pencils, pens or crayons. For more information, visit kennedy-center.org.

Draw Every Day with JJK

Jarret J. Krosoczka, the author and illustrator of “Hey, Kiddo,” will record a video for YouTube every weekday at 11 a.m. during this period of self isolation. To view his interactive art videos, visit youtube. com/studiojjk.

Social Media Live Concerts

Musical artists are banding together to bring music to their listeners over social media. Pianist Igor Levit is broadcasting his “House Concerts” nightly over Twitter @igorpianist. Cellist Yo-Yo Man is using #SongsofComfort to connect his fans to short pieces of music that bring him peace over Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Bass singer Matthew Rose and cellist Steven Isserlis are creating a dialogue online over Twitter where they introduce each other to new music each day.

Scrapbooking Time

Work with the kids to organize printed photographs to create a family scrapbook. Scrapbook.com has its own YouTube channel with colorful, creative scrapbook ideas and inspiration. The channel has recently launched a free instructional miniseries titled “Soul Healing Art” for those stuck at home and wanting to find a new creative routine.

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS Monterey Bay Aquarium

With Monterey Bay’s 10 live cameras, virtual visitors can see everything from sharks to moon jellies from the comfort of their living room couch. The aquarium has cameras dedicated to specific habitats, including the kelp forest and

Children can learn about farm life with 11 virtual farm tours featuring minks, pigs, cows, apples, eggs and more. To take a tour through a variety of Canadian farms, visit farmfood360.ca.

book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” or on her YouTube channel, “Marie Kondo.”

Spring Cleaning

Now is as good a time as any to dust off the blinds, wash the comforter and disinfect all surfaces. The CDC recommends giving extra attention to tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets and sinks. For information on which disinfectants are effective for COVID-19, visit cdc.gov.

Practice Cooking Skills

The Washington Post has launched a new YouTube series titled “The Quarantine Cooking Show.” For those stuck at home without fresh produce, the series demonstrates ways to make the most out of whatever might be lying around in your pantry.

Explore Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Rover allows viewers to take a peek at the surface of Mars in a 360 mode. The site is currently updating to WEBXR for more interactive fun. To view Mars’ surface, visit accessmars.withgoogle.com.

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SOCIAL TIME Netflix Party

Netflix, the movie and television streaming service, recently launched a Chrome extension for watching Netflix remotely with friends. The extension synchronizes video playback and adds group chats to Netflix viewing. This way, people can host movie nights with friends and loved ones, even if they live in a different state, or self-quarantining at home. For more information, visit netflixparty.com.

Spotify Collaborative Playlists

Founded in 1971, this virtual volunteering organization is working on creating the largest cultural artifact digital library. Online volunteers can help the project by transcribing books into a digital form and proofreading others’ work. For information on how to get involved, visit gutenberg.org.

Translators Without Borders

Those who know two or more languages are encouraged to check out this nonprofit organization that focuses on humanitarian aid through translation. The online volunteers provide translations of medical texts and crisis response communication for international organizations. For application information, view translatorswithoutborders.org.

Spotify, a music streaming service, allows users to team up with friends to create collaborative playlists. Anyone on the collaboration team can add, delete, and reorder the music tracks. Grab some friends, choose a playlist theme, and work together to create a personalized playlist together over Spotify. For information, visit spotify.com.

More Love Letters hand selects four letter requests to publish on its website each month. These letter requests are designed to cheer on and encourage people who are in need of some words of love. Volunteers craft personalized “love letters” at their own pace each month. For more information, visit moreloveletters.com.



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trails, parks or neighborhoods. Prices vary by race. To find virtual races, visit virtualrunevents.com.

YouTube Yoga

Avoid the gym and practice yoga from your living room with YouTube yoga tutorials. Several YouTubers, including Yoga with Adriene, offer free yoga programs online. There are a variety of yoga types online, including videos for beginners, those battling anxiety, those wanting to strengthen core muscles and more. Namaste.

Estrella Mountain Regional Park

Bring a camera to capture the beautiful scenery at Estrella Mountain Regional Park, 14805 W. Vineyard Avenue, Goodyear. The park is open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekends. Estrella Mountain features wetlands and undisturbed desert areas. There are trails and picnic sites. Entry fee is $6 per car.

Base and Meridian Wildlife

Take a calming walk or take the kids fishing at the Base and Meridian wildlife area at South Avondale Boulevard (north of Phoenix Raceway) in Tolleson. There are plenty of good trails for jogging or bicycling.

Estrella Mountain Competitive Track

This little-known gem in Estrella Mountain is a 9.9 mile loop trail with beautiful wildflowers and an elevation gain of 843 feet. Horses are also able to use this trail. Look for the open gate at the Estrella Mountain Park after taking Exit 131 off the I-10. Entry fee is $6 per car.

Ford Canyon Loop Trail

Spend the early morning at this hiking trail at White Tank Mountain Regional Park, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. This challenging 9.7 mile hike features a beautiful waterfall. Entry fee is $7 per car. Please note that this trail is rated “difficult.” Hikers should bring plenty of water and start early in the morning.

Blackjack Loop

Perfect for hiking and nature trips, Blackjack Loop is a 5.7 mile out and back trail with stunning scenery and an elevation gain of 643 feet. Visit alltrails.com for detailed directions and information.

Turnbuckle Loop Trail

This 4-mile Buckeye hike is moderate and features gorgeous wildflowers at Skyline Regional Park, 2600 N. Watson Road, Buckeye. The park is open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Dogs are able to use the trail, but must be kept on a leash.

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KonMari Declutter Challenge

Marie Kondo challenges people to declutter and organize their homes using an expert organizational strategy she dubs the KonMari method. People can learn her method in the Netflix series, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” in her

Virtual Runs

With new COVID-19 community event regulations in place, many in-person races have been canceled and transitioned to virtual races. This gives people across the country an opportunity to “join races” from home, running and tracking mile times from their own

This 5.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horseback riding and mountain biking. Dogs are able to use the trail, but must be kept on a leash. Look for the open gate at the Estrella Mountain Park after taking Exit 131 off the I-10. Entry fee is $6 per car.



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Feds offer financial incentive to help find homes for wild horses and burros BY MADISON STATEN Cronkite News

Thousands of wild horses and burros roam across millions of acres of public land in 10 Western states, including Arizona. The Bureau of Land Management, which manages these herds, estimated last year there are 88,000 animals – more than three times as many as there should be. The bureau says the number of wild horses and burros exceeds the “appropriate management level” and leads to depleted grass and water resources, “threatening the overall health of the public rangelands and degrading ecosystems,” according to the BLM’s website. This means deteriorated health among wild horses and burros, which can lead to starvation, dehydration and death. The agency rounds up some of the animals yearly and works to find them new

homes through adoptions. The BLM estimates a manageable population would be 27,000 wild horses and burros. John Hall, the Arizona wild horse and burro program lead for the bureau, facilitated an adoption this month in Marana, north of Tucson. He said the agency began its Adoption Incentive Program last year, giving adopters up to $1,000 for an untrained wild horse or burro. “I’ll typically adopt or sell close to 75% of them,” Hall said. “Before AIP (Adoption Incentive Program), we were seeing somewhere around 50%. It’s definitely bumped up our adoptions quite a bit.” Hall gathers horses and burros for rotating adoption events like the one in Marana. At any given time, Hall has 450 to 1,000 animals in his care. “We try to hit new spots every year

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Litchfield Elementary School District offers curbside meals service BY OCTAVIO SERRANO

West Valley View Staff Writer

Students who rely on their school’s lunch program still have access to it at numerous locations. The Litchfield Elementary School District offers eight locations where parents can take their kids for a grab-andgo lunch and breakfast program during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is available for students of the district as well as any other children. Michael Ousky is a parent from the district who has three children. He said people who are impulse buying food and supplies at the grocery stores need to keep others in mind. “We took advantage of it yesterday and today,” Ousky said. “It’s a valuable resource knowing there is peace to mind with all the empty shelves in the stores. You don’t stress not finding a gallon of milk or a loaf of bread when you know you can pull up to the curb here and the kids will have breakfast and a lunch.” In addition, Ousky said his kids have been very restless as they don’t understand the concept of social distancing but that the district’s supplemental work packet, an academic support for parents to educate their kids from home, has been a valuable tool. Gina DeCoste, executive director of programs and instruction for the Litchfield Elementary School District, said, “We’re providing grab-and-go meals in

The Litchfield Elementary School District offers eight locations where parents can take their kids for a grab-andgo lunch and breakfast program. (Photo by Octavio Serrano)

a nongroup setting at four school sites and four bus stops currently. We will begin delivery for students with special needs and families with extreme circumstances on Monday (March 23).” DeCoste said the program allows students 18 and younger to grab breakfast and lunch while practicing social distancing. The program is tailored so that each student will receive one bag, saving them an extra trip per day. DeCoste said the program began Wednesday, March 18, and the district served 1,416 people Thursday, March 19. “It benefits the parents, especially in these circumstances that we have never been in before,” DeCoste said. “There are shortages of supplies and food at the grocery stores, so we’re benefiting our children who normally receive free or reduced-cost lunches and breakfast but we’re also benefiting those other fam-

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How to keep kids positively active and creatively challenged at home BY PAULA HOGENMILLER

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Finding creative ways to engage young children at home while you are also busy managing all you need to do in this everchanging time is a challenge. But there are many resources to help. Babble Dabble has many art and science activities you can do at home using common household items. Visit babbledabbledo.com. Breaking up the day with fun movement as well as mindfulness activities for children can be enhanced by using GoNoodle. Visit family.gonoodle.com. Many publishers are making their resources available to families through links such as classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html. Young children are naturally interested in new challenges. Here are a few ways to get their brains (and feet) going around the house: “Hide” playing cards — if you don’t have a deck of cards, use index cards, post it notes, or small paper — around the house and see if your child can find the one that has the number that: • Matches the child’s age. • Matches how many pets you have.

• Matches how many people are home. • Matches how many plants are in the house (or the number of plants they can see from a window). • Matches how many boxes of cereal (crackers, pasta) do we have? For children more advanced in mathematical thinking, give them a problem to solve where they have to find the card that answers that problem such as: • How many cookies would you have if I gave you three and then two more? • How many chairs are in the kitchen and the dining room? • If I take away two chairs how many would we have then? • We have five bananas and we are going to eat two for lunch. How many are left? Every time they make a discovery, you can create another. The kids can join in the fun and be inspired to help to come up with more problems to solve. An alphabet variation is to post letters around their environment and ask them to find the letter that a word for a familiar object starts with, such as leg, fork, apple, puzzle, can, game, door. It is best to avoid blends at the beginning of words such as “stairs,” because it can be hard to hear the

first sound. Have your child write stories using pictures and as many letters/words as your child knows. This is a great way to build on natural creativity and enhance let- Online sites offer a variety of activity ideas to help keep kids creatively active at home. (Photo courtesy Scholastic.com) ter-sound association and spelling. You can provide story starters have one, use a tablet or book with paper such as, “What if an air balloon landed in attached with a clip or tape. Children can our yard?” Or they can write about their fa- take “do you like” surveys by asking anyvorite animal, game or activity. one at home, or available by phone/text/ Encourage kindergarten-aged students email to answer important yes/no quesand older to write phonetically. For ex- tions such as “Do you like bananas?” ample, if they want you to spell “park,” Create a simple survey response by writask them to write the sounds they hear. ing the headings “yes” and “no” at the top They may write “pk,” which represents and a line down the middle. Your child can the word at their stage of development. then record a tally mark for each response. Preschool students typically use only If they know how to spell names, they can pictures and dictate their stories to you. write the names instead of tally marks. Drawing and writing about observaYou can also have a readymade list of tions in your yard really helps children people’s names for them to copy from as to focus on details. How many birds do they complete their surveys. They can they see? Are any plants growing flow- then announce the results of the survey ers? Do they hear any dogs barking? Are to all participants! any insects moving around? Young children are happy to include Clipboards are a big hit! If you don’t stuffed animals and pets as respondents.

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West Valley teacher wins award BY OCTAVIO SERRANO

West Valley View Staff Writer

The Arizona Council for Exceptional Children announced the Samuel A. Kirk Teacher of the Year Award winner is Shaylyn Savage, a special education teacher at Sunset Ridge Elementary in Glendale. The award is given to those who significantly impact the education of students with disabilities through direct student contact. She received the award Feb. 28. Savage, born in Washington and raised in Arizona, is an Avondale resident who understands the challenges of getting an education with a disability. She said she connects with her special education students through her experience. Savage was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic and degenerative condition causing visual impairment. She said she was diagnosed when she was 4 and by the time she was 13, she was relying on Braille and a cane. She set out to earn a degree in education, but she came to realize she had a passion for special-needs students. She went on to earn a dual degree in special education and elementary education. “I’ve always wanted to be a teacher since I was in elementary (school),” she said. “I have a disability of visual impairment, so as I experienced difficulties with receiving accommodations and having to overcome a lot to reach my goals, I decided I wanted to work with students who experienced the same thing and support them to help them reach their goals.” Savage now works with students

from fifth through eighth grades. She said she has a special connection with her students because she understands the challenges she faced as a student. “Some of the challenges were people not understanding I could still do things my peers were doing, but maybe in a different way,” Savage said. “And people thinking I didn’t have realistic goals of becoming a teacher.” Because of this, she focuses on helping students who are in classrooms with general education. “I go into classrooms and I co-teach with general education teachers to provide students with the specialized instruction they need,” Savage said. “I also pull smaller groups into my classroom where we work on specific skills.” When she does work with special education students in her classroom, Savage said each student has a buzzer to help her know when a student has a question or wants to add to the class. In addition, the students can use laptops to enhance their education. She also meets annually with her students to discuss their educational goals and talk about the students’ improvement. In addition to her role as teacher, Savage also works with the Foundation for Blind Children over the summer as part of the high school transition program. “My favorite part of teaching is getting to know my students and learning their strengths and helping them realize what their strengths are and start to discover what they want to do when they grow up,” Savage said.


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Donna Lee Runcorn, age 82 of Goodyear, AZ died March 11, 2020, in Goodyear, AZ. She was born March 7, 1938, in Alamosa, CO to Hubert and Gwendolyn Blankenship. A visitation and funeral service were held, Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338. Burial will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. The family suggests that donations be made to the Lori Peterson Cancer Foundation. To read a full obituary and leave condolences for the family, please visit http://www.thompson funeralchapel.com/obituary/donna-lee-runcorn/.

Ralph Willie Martinez Ralph Willie Martinez of Buckeye AZ entered into rest on March 15, 2020. He is survived by his children Erlinda, Willie Jr, Maria Luisa, Sonny, Celyna and Nicholas. Willie had 19 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Henry, Gene, Erlinda and Merlinda, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is reunited in the next life with both of his parents and two siblings. My father had a passion for cooking and was an avid cyclist for many years of his life. My father was a very private person. He would also love to tell jokes and had no filter. He called it like he saw it! We will miss him dearly. Rest easy Dad. Visitation will be held on Friday March 27, 2020 at Avenidas Funeral Chapel in Avondale AZ from 5-8pm, funeral service Saturday 28th from 11-12pm w/ burial to follow.

Elissa A Limas Elissa A. Limas, of Avondale, passed on March 4, 2020. She was one week shy of her 67th birthday. A lifelong resident of Avondale/ Goodyear, she was born in Phoenix, Arizona on March 13, 1953 to John and Lupe Lopez. Ellie graduated from Agua Fria High School in 1971 and married the love of her life, Thomas Limas, a year later. She was a dedicated wife and mother, and had countless friends in the local community. Ellie was a genuine person who called it like she saw it and she had a sharp sense of humor! She was cheerful, loving and generous - qualities that will be dearly missed by anyone who was lucky enough to call her a friend or family. Ellie is survived by her husband of 47 years, Tom, and their two sons Manny and David. She is reunited in the next life with both of her parents. She is also survived by her siblings Patricia, Juan and Rick, as well as many nieces and nephews. Ellie asked that no services be held, but donations in her honor can be made to the Arizona Humane Society, as she loved her pets dearly and she was passionate about rescuing them.





The West Valley View apologizes for running the obituary for Col. Ronald Herbert Lord (USAF, Retired) in an earlier edition than the family had requested. The celebration of life will not be held on March 28, 2020 but will be rescheduled with the date and time still to be confirmed. Please watch for a notice in the newspaper or visit the Thompson Funeral Chapel website at http://www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com/ obituary/col-ronald-lord-usaf-retired/ for updated service information

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Judy Joy Burmeister, age 86 of Youngtown, AZ died March 17, 2020. She was born March 1, 1934, in Des Moines, IA to Elmer and Florence (Duesing) Weideman. She is survived by her daughter, Julie Ann Dolge of Avondale, AZ, and a son, Keith Brick oJudy Joy Burmeister Judy Joy Burmeister, age 86 of Youngtown, AZ died March 17, 2020. She was born March 1, 1934, in Des Moines, IA to Elmer and Florence (Duesing) Weideman. She is survived by her daughter, Julie Ann Dolge of Avondale, AZ, and a son, Keith Brick of Bettendorf, IA. Condolences for the family may be left at http://www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com/obit uary/judyjoy-burmeister/.

Diane Louise Fica Diane Fica, age 57, of Buckeye, AZ passed away on March 13, 2020 after a 4 year battle with renal cell carcinoma. She was born on October 1, 1962 in Detroit, MI to Joseph and Stella Demeniuk. Diane was a resident of Michigan for more than 50 years and moved to Arizona in 2014. Diane's passions included singing, cooking, and sewing. She was generous and kind to all and was willing to help and support others in any way she could. Diane is survived by her daughter, Johanna, son-in-law, Craig, granddaughter Miranda, 8 sisters, 9 brothers, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, Randall, her parents, her sister Cathy, and her brother Don. A memorial service will follow in the coming weeks.

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Gene Herbert Oubre, age 92 of Avondale, AZ died March 8, 2020. He was born October 22, 1927 in New Orleans, LA to Lawrence Herbert and Regina Tullier Oubre. He had two sisters, Mildred McPherson and Lorraine Davis. He proudly served his country for twenty -four years, first in the U.S. Navy and then in the U.S. Air Force, from which he retired. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved spending time with his family. He had a kind and loving spirit and will be dearly missed. Gene is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Caminiti, Deborah Oubre, and Catherine Oubre. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Elaine Frances Bush. A visitation will be held at 9:00 am, followed by a funeral service at 10:00 am, Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338. Burial will take place at 1:30 pm at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024. Condolences for the family may be left at http://www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com/obit uary/gene-herbert-oubre/.

Therese Bronaugh Therese Bronaugh, 87, born September 18, 1932 in the town of Teugn, Germany, died peacefully in her home March 11, 2020. She is survived by her husband, Dannie Bronaugh, and her children Richard Guyer, James Guyer, Kathy Martin, Elaine Lemaster, Frances Bronaugh, Jaymie Miranda, Jeremy Bronaugh, 15 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. Therese was employed by Luke Air Force Base Nursery for 30 years in childcare development. She will be missed dearly, as she was loved by all of us.

Fred Paul Shulski, Sr. Fred Paul Shulski, Sr., age 81 of Goodyear, AZ died March 9, 2020, in Goodyear, AZ. He was born January 26, 1939, in Mt. Carmel, PA, to Walter and Anna Shulski. A rosary will be held at 9:30 am with a funeral mass at 10:00 am, Thursday, March 26, 2020, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Goodyear, AZ 85338. Burial will follow at The National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. To read a full obituary and leave condolences for the family, please visit http://www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com/obituary/fredpaul-shulski-sr/.

Elena Rojas Mercado Elena Mercado passed away peacefully at home on March 13, 2020 with her family by her bedside. Elena was born on August 30, 1930. She was 89. She was preceded by her passing by her loving husband Pablo. Surviving children are Pablo Jr. and wife Irasema, David, Lisa and husband Wayne and Roy. Elena is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters, brothers and relatives. Mom will be sadly missed by all. Interment services will be held at Resthaven Cemetery.

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CITY OF AVONDALE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 2020-2024 CONSOLIDATED PLAN, 2020-2021 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN The City of Avondale will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, April 6, 2020 at 7:00 PM at Avondale City Hall, in the Council Chambers, located at 11465 W. Civic Center Drive, Avondale, AZ 85323. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the development of the City’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan and the 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan. This meeting will coincide with the City Council meeting. As the City receives Community Development Block Grant funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the City must develop a five-year plan that identifies community development needs and describes goals to address those needs. Through this process, the City will also develop the first of five Annual Action Plans that will identify specific activities to further the goals of the Consolidated Plan, and assign funding to these activities. The discussion will address needs, goals and activities related to housing, infrastructure, economic development and revitalization and public services. This meeting is the third of several planned public meetings to gather public input. For questions, please contact: Marsha Chavez, Housing & Community Development Manager Avondale Community Center 1007 S. Third Street Avondale, Arizona 85323 mchavez@avondaleaz.gov (623) 333-2726 PERSONS REQUIRING HEARING, VISUAL, MOBILITY, LANGUAGE OR OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS MAY CONTACT THE CITY AT 623-333-2700 OR TDD 623-3330010 TO MAKE SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS. PARA ASISTENCIA EN ESPANOL LLAME 623-333-2700 Published: Mar. 25, Apr 1, 2020 / 29500

The City of Avondale is seeking public input related to its 20202024 HUD Consolidated Plan, 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan and the 2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. The Consolidated Plan identifies the housing and community development needs of low-income and special needs persons and prescribes goals and strategies to address those needs. The Annual Action Plan describes which activities will be undertaken during the upcoming fiscal year and allocates Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) funds to those activities. The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing identifies barriers to fair housing choice based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin, as well as strategies to affirmatively further fair housing in the City. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that the City of Avondale update the Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice every five years. The Annual Action Plan is a yearly update to the Consolidated Plan. In 2020-2021, the City of Avondale expects to receive approximately $725,540 in CDBG funds and $206,370 in HOME funds to undertake housing and community development activities as proposed in the 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan. The City of Avondale is currently seeking comments for all three plans from Avondale residents, service providers, businesses and governments. Drafts of the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan and 2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing will be available for a 30-day public comment period beginning March 31, 2020 extending through 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2020, and will be available for review at the following locations: Avondale Community Center, 1007 S. 3rd Street; Care 1st Resource Center, 328 W. Western Ave and on the City’s website at www.avondaleaz.gov/conplan. Questions/comments may be directed to: Marsha Chavez, Housing & Community Development Manager Phone: 623-333-2726, TDD: mchavez@avondaleaz.gov



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