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Filling the hunger gap Missing teen found near is a group effort Buckeye By Carrie Snider

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West siders may not realize just how many of their neighbors are going hungry. And while local food banks do a lot to fill the need, they are asking residents to get involved to help those in the community. In the United States, around 40 million people struggle with hunger, including more than 12 million children, according to nonprofit hunger relief organization Feeding America. In Arizona, the problem of “food insecurity,” or lack of consistent access to adequate food, affects 2 million people. That’s according to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, a group that serves two-thirds of the state. A staggering 30 percent of Arizonians are considered working poor with little money to spare for food, especially balanced and nutritious meals that include things like fresh Maria Chavez working at the All Faith Community food bank (West fruits and vegetables. It’s Valley View photo by Pablo Robles) a number that keeps many in the Valley working to fill in those gaps. food to those who need it most. Cassie Wilkins is the executive director One way it reaches the hungry is through of All Faith Community Services: Buck- the school system. According to All Faith, eye, a group contracted with St. Mary’s in some Buckeye elementary schools as to provide services to the city and its sur- much as 98 percent of students are eligible rounding communities. for free and reduced meal programs. Sev“It is the most expansive social services eral years ago, one Buckeye principal did area in Maricopa,” she explained, adding a survey and found that while the students that All Faith services 2,300 homes scat- were being fed at school, some were not tered around the far West Valley. With that comes many challenges, including getting Hunger...continued on page 2

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

The Phoenix Police Department is continuing to investigate the death of 19-yearold Kiera Lanae Bergman, whose body was found September 3 at State Route 85 and Hazen Road near Buckeye. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office found Bergman, but the Phoenix Police Department is leading the assumed homicide investigation, said Phoenix Sgt. Vincent Lewis. Bergman was last seen August 4 at her home Kiera Lanae Bergman rerelocated from Calinear 51st Ave- cently fornia. (Photo courtesy Phoenue and Thun- nix Police Department) derbird Road in Phoenix. She recently moved from California to Arizona. Police believe her ex-boyfriend, Jon-Christopher Clark, was the last person to see Bergman alive. Clark is in jail, charged with 22 counts of aggravated identity theft and two counts of forgery. Lewis would only confirm that no one has been charged with her murder as of September 6. Anyone with information is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. Callers may remain anonymous and could earn a reward of up to $1,000. Bergman’s body was found 4 miles south of where 10-year-old Jesse Wilson’s body was found in March. A Buckeye city worker located the boy’s body on State Route 85 and Broadway Road.




Hunger...continued from page 1 eating much on the weekends at home. The principal reached out to All Faith for help. That’s when All Faith started its “Weekend Snack Sack” project, in which it provides a variety of food items for hungry school children to bring home and use over the weekend. It’s so essential that these students are getting key nutrients during their developmental years, Wilkins explained. “Kids can’t think, process or grow if they have nutrition issues,” she said. They’ve seen great success with the weekend snack program, though it’s always a challenge to make sure there are shelf stable proteins like meat or beans available to the children. For those looking to donate food items, canned meats, beans or soups are always a big need. Wilkins added while some people living in poverty may be on food stamps, they will try to stretch that amount as far as they can by getting cheap and filling items that aren’t as nutrient dense. A lack of fruits and vegetables can lead to health issues over time. Food banks in the West Valley receive shipments of a variety of nu-

Cassie Wilkins shows other items besides food that are given away at the center. (West Valley View photo by Pablo Robles)

Arlene Powell, Cassie Wilkins, Roxana Tallabas, Margaret Grayes and Pat Menegay help out at All Faith Community Services. (West Valley View photo by Pablo Robles)

tritious food items from local grocery stores that volunteers then pack for the hungry. Area food banks also offer

“Mobile Food Pantries” where people can get free fruits and vegetables at various west side locations throughout the month. It’s all to fill in those gaps. Local food banks and their partners do so much to feed hungry Arizonans, but Wilkins added it’s really up to west side residents as a whole to help feed their neighbors in need.


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“We have to engage as a community,” Wilkins said. “People can participate in school food drives, fill the food bins at the library and city hall, and work with local clubs and churches to meet the needs of those around us.” Isaac Orona, community engagement coordinator for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, added he loves getting up to go to work every day and making a difference in people’s lives. “I get to work with different interesting and fun people and experience communities all over the state,” he explained. His job is to find partners within Arizona communities that can offer resources people need, or St. Mary’s can provide resources directly if resources are not yet available. Orona has seen so many volunteers in the West Valley giving of their own resources to benefit others. And while food is essential to filling hungry tummies, volunteers also offer the gift of time and kindness. “It’s a lot more than handing out food,” he said. “It’s about that human connection.”

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Video of Goodyear traffic stop prompts investigation By Connor Dziawura

An investigation is underway following an incident that occurred between a police officer and a woman during a motor vehicle stop Thursday, September 6, according to a statement provided by the Goodyear Police Department. The incident, which occurred near the northwest corner of Van Buren Street and Dysart Road at 11:48 a.m., was prompted after the woman allegedly resisted arrest when the officer discovered she had a suspended driver’s license, according to the statement. The suspect, confirmed the following day to be Renee Armenta, 38, of Avondale, was charged with two counts of resisting arrest, driving on a suspended license, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Armenta’s passenger, John Charlie Moreno Aguilar, 27, of Phoenix, was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Video footage of the altercation, shot by a bystander from a nearby vehicle, gained attention on social media shortly after it occurred. In the video, the officer appears to punch Armenta in the face, after which he pulls her from the car and drags her across the ground. He then unholsters his weapon and points it nearby, though the focus of his attention appears to be off camera. As of print time, one copy of the video had amassed over 3 million views, nearly 80,000 retweets and nearly 80,000 likes on Twitter. “When a conflict with a suspect occurs during an arrest, this presents a challenging and often dangerous situation for the arresting officer,” according to the statement. “The top priority of the Goodyear Police Department is the safety of the public as well as our officers. When a situation such as this occurs, it can appear frightening to passersby who don’t understand the full context of the situation.” Body cam footage is being reviewed and interviews conducted to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident “in the interest of transparency and maintaining the trust of our public,” the statement continued. “Once our investigation is complete and all the facts are in, we will be better able to provide accurate information as to the details of this arrest,” the statement continued. A follow-up statement revealed the case had been forwarded to the Surprise Police Department. “It is unclear how long this investigation will take and we appreciate the patience of the public as we all await the findings,” according to the second statement. Armenta and Aguilar were booked into the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail. The officer’s identity will not be released until the conclusion of the investigation, Goodyear Police spokeswoman Lisa Berry said.


Goodyear hires communications director By West Valley View staff

Goodyear City Manager Julie Arendall has tapped Tammy Vo to lead the new communications department. “With Tammy’s leadership and experience, along with our creative and talented communications team, we are poised to begin an exciting new chapter of utilizing enhanced communications to tell our story, brand and market our community, connect to our residents and engage our employees,” Arendall said. Vo spent the last six years working as the marketing and communications manager for the city of Phoenix, handling high-profile citywide projects. Most recently, she managed a team of public information officers across 15 city departments as well as digital staff dedicated to social media and web strategy. Before then, she spent 13 years in television news and has worked in six newsrooms across Arizona. “There are so many great things hap-

Tammy Vo previously worked as the marketing and communications manager for the city of Phoenix. (Photo courtesy city of Goodyear)

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Avondale allocates $100,000 to human service organizations By West Valley View staff

Twenty-nine nonprofit agencies that provide services and programs to the Avondale community received a combined total of $100,000 in funding as part of the city of Avondale’s Contributions Assistance program. Representatives from the various agencies joined Avondale’s mayor, councilmembers and city staff at a check presentation ceremony held at City Hall on August 27. The Contributions Assistance Program annually provides direct monetary grants to nonprofit organizations for projects and activities that provide health and human services to improve the quality of life of Avondale residents. Nonprofit agencies that meet the eligible criteria are invited to apply annually in April. The following is a list of agencies who were awarded grants this year: •A New Leaf-Siemer Program •A New Leaf-VITA Program •Agua Fria Food Bank •Benevilla •Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Representatives from the various agencies joined Avondale’s mayor, councilmembers and city staff at an August 27 check presentation ceremony at City Hall. (Photo courtesy city of Avondale)

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Avondale seeks resident input through city survey By West Valley View staff

This month, a random and scientific sample of 1,600 Avondale households will receive invitations in the mail to participate in a survey, aimed at providing city officials with input regarding residents’ priorities and satisfaction regarding city services, programs and amenities. The survey is confidential; responses will be weighted and analyzed to gauge residents’ perceptions of the city and to make comparisons with peer cities. Every two years, Avondale asks residents to participate in The National Citizen Survey. Avondale has contracted with National Research Center Inc. to participate in The NCS, an instrument that was developed in partnership with the International City/ County Management Association (ICMA) to provide cities with a lowcost, high-quality method to conduct market research. The survey centers on community

livability and includes questions about the quality of life in the community, local policies, demographics, rating of local government services and resident use of services. Results of the city survey are presented to council and are shared with the public in the city annual report. “It’s important that those households who receive the invitation to participate in the survey take the time to respond. Your feedback will provide invaluable input to help the city council prioritize allocation of resources and funds for the upcoming budget year, as well as guide city departments in improving delivery of services to our residents,” said Charles Montoya, Avondale city manager. For those who are not chosen to participate in the mail survey but would like to be heard, an opt-in survey will be available October 11. The link will be shared on the city website,, and via social media.

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As a part of National Preparedness Month, the city of Avondale is encouraging residents to take simple steps to prepare themselves and their families now and throughout the year. This year’s overarching theme is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” National Preparedness Month is a nationwide effort held each September to increase public awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies and to encourage individuals to take action. Avondale Fire officials recommend planning what you and your family will do in an emergency. “It is important to stay informed by learning about different threats that could affect the community and appropriate responses to them. Families need to understand the potential impact of new types of risks such as long term power outages, internet outages


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LP officials take part in League’s conference Registration open for HOA Academy By West Valley View staff

More than 1,000 city and town officials, legislators, business leaders and guests from across the state recently gathered in Phoenix for the League of Arizona Cities and Towns’ annual conference at the Phoenician. Among those in attendance were Litchfield Park Mayor Tom Schoaf, Vice Mayor Paul Faith, Councilwoman Ann Donahue and City Manager Bill Stephens. The conference is held annually in late summer and provides an opportunity for local officials to gather together to attend training sessions designed to aid in more effective and efficient management of Arizona’s municipalities, to hear from state and legislative officials, as well as share common concerns and ideas for problem solving. Conference highlights included: • An opening general session, which included a keynote address and the annual Parade of Flags, highlighting Arizona’s cities and towns. Speakers for this session included Chandler

Mayor and League President Jay Tibshraeny; Phoenix Host Mayor Thelda Williams; National League of Cities Executive Director Clarence Anthony and keynote speaker and author Bruce Vincent. • An awards luncheon featured a keynote address from Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill. The luncheon also included the presentation of the 2018 League Legislative Awards, which honored local government supporters from the state legislature. • Presentation of the 2018 League Service award winners, honoring mayors and members who have served in office for eight, 12, 16 or 20 years. Litchfield Park honorees were Schoaf, 12-year award; and Councilman Tim Blake, 12-year award. • 13th annual Youth Program welcomed more than 200 youth delegates from cities and towns throughout the state. Delegates participated in sessions and activities planned specifically for youth interested in local government. They also had the opportunity

to interact with local elected officials, network with other youth delegates and learn about issues and challenges facing Arizona. • More than 25 educational sessions on topics ranging from fundamentals of local government such as council-manager relations and legislative issues, to sessions on transportation, economic development, Census 2020, digital media, public universities and short-term rentals. In addition to the many educational sessions and networking events at the conference, mayors and councilmembers from across the state met during the event to develop resolutions for the League’s Municipal Policy Statement. The policy statement represents the collective interests of cities and towns statewide and will guide the League of Arizona Cities and Town’s lobbying efforts during the upcoming legislative session that begins in January. Next year’s League conference will be held in Tucson from August 20 to August 23.

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Residents of Avondale, Buckeye and Goodyear are invited to register for the fall Southwest Valley HOA Academy from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, September 22, at Goodyear City Hall, 190 N. Litchfield Road. Participants will learn about the legality board decisions. The interactive seminar incorporates video clips of boards taking action that was lawful, “but awful,” according to a press release. The seminar addresses best practices and recent developments in Arizona law that directly impact planned communities and condominium associations. For more information, call 623333-2701 (Avondale), 623-349-6459 (Buckeye) or 623-882-7801 (Goodyear).

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Learn about ‘soft approach’ to dementia at event By West Valley View staff

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Litchfield Park wins financial reporting award By West Valley View staff

The city of Litchfield Park has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplish-

ment by Litchfield Park and its staff. The report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read it. The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 19,000 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

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Mental illness in plain sight Editor:

Donald Trump is one sick puppy, or is it his followers? I think they both are not well. I didn’t think I would ever hear someone sitting in the White House calling for a boycott of an American company like Harley Davidson. Donald Trump should be given a Silva test. He’s not well, even for a Republican. I hope when he gets impeached – and he will get impeached – that he doesn’t jump off the Grand Canyon. Do you know how hard it is to clean up garbage from the bottom of the Grand Canyon? Why do you Republicans lie so much? Don’t you know you can go to hell for lying? Didn’t your mother tell you that? Alfred Molina Tonopah

Turnout, turnout, turnout Editor:

So now that the primaries are history, the battle lines have been drawn here in Arizona. The Democratic candidate for governor wants open borders. He says we can only imagine no walls on Arizona’s southern border. Really? To me that kind of thinking is pure insanity, and maybe even treasonous. We have Kyrsten Sinema, a makeover Socialist, trying to redefine herself as a moderate to win a U.S. Senate seat. Remember, Col. Martha McSally was fighting a war as a jet fighter pilot when Sinema was protesting that war. Republicans, who out-register Democrats in Arizona, need to understand one thing: the three most important things that will decide the election are turnout, turnout, turnout. Democrats are on steroids and madder than hell, chomping at the bit to impeach President Trump. Understand they have blood in their eyes. If they take the House, make no mistake, President Trump will be impeached. It’s not because he committed any high crimes. It’s because, plain and simple,

they hate his guts. I’m 100 percent sure. Nancy Pelosi will be second in line to be president of the United States. My message to my fellow Republicans is to vote in Arizona’s most important election in this century. No apathy. No excuses for not voting. We must out-hustle and out-motivate the Democrats if we are to preserve our values. Think, eat and breathe “turnout” from now until Election Day. Make it a point to urge like-minded friends and neighbors to vote. The Democrats have blood in their eyes and they are motivated as never before. If Republicans fail to turn out in mass on Election Day, all the good President Trump has done will be stalled, including the Supreme Court. We are today, and have been for several years, engaged in a cultural civil war in this nation. Republicans need to take that fact seriously. The Democrats know it and are engaged. Honestly, this may be the most important letter I have ever written to the View. Roy Azzarello Goodyear

A border wall, why?

Editor: Well, here are three more reasons why we need a border wall: Abraham Oliveros-Suarez, Armando Oliveros-Suarez and Rodrigo Valdez, the three whom the Buckeye Police Department nabbed in its latest sting (West Valley View, August 29). Do we need a wall? Are you kidding me? We needed it for a long time. Oh, I’m sorry, maybe they were just three good ol’ boys trying to scrape up enough money for their college tuition. They might have been your neighbor. Dennis Batterman Buckeye

Hurry, before it’s too late Editor:

Hey, we have another election just around the corner. Let us hope we have a better selection this time. This election was like the old coin flip: “Heads I win. Tails you lose.” Just because we have bad leaders around the world doesn’t mean the

people are bad. Most of the people around the world want to live in peace with their families. But these days it seems like our leaders are more worried about their power rather than the people who elected them. Who has the bigger bomb? Let’s face it, these days most, not all, of the Democrats and the Republicans who are in the White House are corrupt and don’t give a hoot about the working-class folk. They just tell us what we want to hear to get our vote. I almost feel sorry for Trump. He is an unscrupulous businessman, manipulating the money out of others’ pockets into his own, and using our own laws to do it. How many times has he claimed bankruptcy, leaving his trusted investors out to dry? He may know how to manipulate as a businessman, but he definitely lacks in knowing anything about being the president. Oops, looks like he bit off more than he can chew. Remember the program he did where he fired people? Well, it looks like he is about to get a dose of his own medicine. Think he cares where he gets his money from, or who he hurts? No, he doesn’t care as along as he gets the money and the power. Now, if you have heard of a Bell curve and you apply it to Republicans and Democrats, you will find they want very much the same things. Sure, you have radicals on both ends in every society. Examples are neo-Nazis, ISIS, Taliban, Black Panthers, Kim Jong-Un, psychotic radicals (both Republicans, and Democrats). Between religion and politics, it is no wonder there are continuous wars among us human beings. If our leaders were really smart, they could use just half of the energy and

money put into war and use it to better humanity, we would not be in such bad shape. However, it bounces right back to power and money. Power needs control of money in this society to succeed. The radical Republicans are bad winners, constantly trying to justify their voting selection of Trump. The radical Democrats are bad losers, trying to blame their loss on someone or something else. I mean, it is almost time for another election, and the radicals are still harping about this last election. Stop harping. Harping by an individual, in this case, is a way for that person to justify his or her vote, win or lose. Most just like to harp about something until you wish they would just stop their useless harping. You can do two things with a mistake: keep beating yourself overhead with it or learn by it. It’s very difficult for a radical to understand this. They just keep trying to justify their mistakes. It is likely overcompensation due to a feeling of inferiority. Want to know something that you should be harping about? Global warming. Fact: The ice caps mass will melt if the overall warming temperature increases 2 degrees. It has increased 1.5 degrees in the last 20 years. Now, if we can stop the pollution before it reaches 2 degrees, the global warming would be stabilized. Guess what? There’s nothing humans can do to stop it. In fact, there is so much pollution in the atmosphere that we can’t even stop it from going to 2.5 degrees. Result: global flooding, increased hurricanes, coastlines flooded, etc. It’s too late. We are past the point of

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Letters...continued from page 11 no return. Look at China, still pumping tons of pollution in the atmosphere every day. Americans burn more than 300 million gallons of gasoline per day. Conclusion: Thanks to politicians, big business, the military and lousy leaders all over the globe, we are where we are. And where we are headed as a race doesn’t look good. A global multiple-choice internet questionnaire should be devised so people all over the planet can voice their opinion of how they want things to be. Are you satisfied with the way your government runs things, etc.? See how the people from all walks of life over the globe would like things changed. “Global People’s Opinion.” No names, just a made-up number. This way they shouldn’t be able to be traced, forged or executed. I realize in some countries (i.e., North Korea) this probably would not be possible. Try to remember, governments (including ours) are like a magic show, and the politicians are like magicians. While they are showing you one thing to your face, they are really doing the trick elsewhere. It is called misdirection, and it’s deceiving. Most politicians are profes-


sional liars. It is part of their pre-requisition to be a member of the government, especially the White House. They also use the old scare tactic, like the security company that speaks of all the break-ins that have occurred in your neighborhoods. Gee, I better get one before it happens to me. Now, here it comes, the old close. The words so often heard by the ones that want us to buy into their bull. Here it is, used by politicians and sales pitches all over the world: “Hurry, before it’s too late.” Have you ever heard this? They are going to bomb us, terrorize us, poison us, rob us or kill us? Is our fear causing us to spend billions upon billions to build up our military? Not just the United States, but other countries all over the globe. Who are we afraid of? Ourselves, obviously. Not North Korea, who is just part of the magic show. The United States could deter any attack by North Korea and decimate the entire country in just hours. So, we really don’t need to worry about them. Our global leaders don’t want peace on Earth. It’s just not good business. Ask Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-Un, Xi Jinping of China, military, private military contractors and oil companies.

And remember, “Hurry, before it’s too late.” Dennis Wood Goodyear

Follow-up to Flynn

Editor: Reference John Flynn’s “Trump: Clueless or a liar” letter in the August 29 West Valley View. Mr. Flynn is either a liar or clueless himself. Research the GDP under President Obama. Once it was 3.1. The rest of the time it was lower. It never hit 4. You comment on Germany, wow. Have you been there? Read anything in Der Spiegel or other German publications? Crime is up. I won’t go on. Folks, just remember, we all have an opinion, and we all have a nose. Some opinions stink; some don’t. Obama

CORRECTION In the September 5 front-page story “West Valley voters cast their ballots for primary,” it should have said Clorinda Contreras Erives, Linda Laborin and Juan Rodriguez won the race for Tolleson City Council.

never had the “hitman” kicking in his or the Obama family life many times a day like President Trump. President Trump has the backing of minorities; a lot more than Obama. The lefty left liberals are in for a big surprise in November. This country is not ready for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or anybody or any group who wants to make us a socialist commie nation. It ain’t happening, buster. Walter Dillon Avondale

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No voter should have to experience hassles at the polls By David Leibowitz

A fellow could write a half-dozen interesting columns discussing the surprises that occurred on Primary Election Day 2018. This is a different column, however. It concerns a non-surprise that happened August 28. Voters faced long lines at some polling places in Maricopa County. I know this for several reasons. First, there are long lines in Maricopa County every Election Day, as surely as there are campaign signs, a few idiot candidates and reporters waving microphones at Joe Arpaio. Second, these long lines continue to generate headlines and TV stories. Most recently, the four Republicans on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors tore into Democrat Adrian Fontes, the Maricopa County Recorder, for the screw-ups that made Primary Day a huge hassle for some voters. Some polling places opened late; whizbang election equipment malfunctioned; some voters were made to wait or sent to different polling locations; and Fontes, the county’s election chief

– elected in 2016 as the self-anointed they themselves elected to do so. “Man with All the Elections Answers” In 2007 – a half-dozen election cy– appeared clueless in cles ago – the state creathandling the situation in ed the Permanent Early real time. Voting List, or PEVL. A week after the elecIf you register for the tion, he still hasn’t anPEVL, your county mails swered reporters’ quesyou a ballot about 27 tions about the snafu. days before the election. Instead, Fontes explained You can vote at your himself on Facebook. kitchen table or on the “We’re not going to john, wherever, then mail worry about politics and the ballot back at your name calling and blame leisure. You can even casting. We’re not gohold your early ballot uning to worry about headtil Election Day, then cut lines,” said the recorder, straight to the front of the who made headlines last line at the polling place, year for telling a voter to drop it off and get your “I “go (expletive) yourself.” David Leibowitz. (Photo courte- Voted” sticker. “We’re going to worry sy Advisor Group) You’ll note that this is about getting you the ineasier than driving to the formation directly from us so that we polls, and involves no lines – none. can continue to be transparent, which About 1.6 million folks in Maricopa we have been since I got elected,” he County have figured this out, which said. equates to about 71 percent of us. I’d like to be transparent, too. Here’s The other 654,000 of you, I don’t a confession. I have zero sympathy for know what you’re thinking. But I have voters who had to wait in line. Because two theories.

One, you’re the people who go to the mall on Black Friday. You stand in line for three hours at Best Buy to buy a $99 flat screen, because standing in line is some odd badge of honor. You like to brag at work, “Dude, I camped out for Bieber tickets. I’m in, like, the 87th row. It was so cool. You should see my mosquito bites!” The alternate theory? It’s a historical experiment. You’re trying to recreate the Arizona election of 1912, to see what it must’ve felt like. We were a new state then, not a year old, and 23,722 voters went to the polls. The Dem, Woodrow Wilson, won the state and the presidency. Teddy Roosevelt, the Progressive, finished a distant second. No doubt, voters stood in line that day, too. Like voters have every single election. The difference? Back then, voters didn’t have a choice – to stand in line or not? Also, a century ago, Americans who had the right to vote maybe valued doing their civic duty more than their own personal convenience.

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By Connor Dziawura

Hello, readers! Thanks for checking back in. I caught wind of a new Tailgaters Sports Grill & Il Primo Pizza & Wings in Goodyear, but I’m still awaiting information as of print time. So, instead, I’ll continue with some updates in Goodyear. I now have more information regarding Filiberto’s and Southwest Kidney Institute, as well as some approaching business-related events and more. Here’s the news! First, an update on the Filiberto’s I mentioned last week. It will tentatively open late summer 2019, according to the city of Goodyear’s Economic Development Department. If you missed it, City Council recently approved a use permit for the popular Mexican food franchise in the Canyon Trails Towne Center. It will be 2,200 square feet with a 492-square-foot outdoor dining patio. It will be open 24/7. The Canyon Trails Towne Center is at the northeast corner of Yuma Road and Cotton Lane. For more information,

visit I also have an update regarding Southwest Kidney Institute. Construction will be completed by the end of September, according to the city of Goodyear’s Economic Development Department. I do not have information regarding the facility’s opening date. To bring you back up to speed on the new building I covered in March, it is at the northeast corner of Bullard Avenue and Encanto Boulevard. The building is 16,200 square feet, with 14,000 square feet going to Southwest Kidney Institute. There is still no tenant for the remaining 2,200 square feet. For more information, visit Let’s continue. JuBEElieve Indoor Playland closed. A notice on the door from MPB Realty Services Inc., addressed to the tenants on August 16, said the premises was abandoned, constituting “a serious default under the terms” of the lease agreement. It goes on to say that the locks were subsequently changed. It was located at 965

E. Van Buren Street, Suite 114, Avondale, just west of the southwest corner of Van Buren Street and Eliseo C. Felix Jr. Way. Changing focus to events, the next Lunch N Learn is approaching quickly and will cover how realtors and wholesalers can make more money. This free class, noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, September 13, is sponsored by Clear Cut Investments LLC’s Irene Saadeh. Lunch will be provided and door prizes will be available. It will meet at the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, 289 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For more information or to RSVP, call 623-932-2260 or email A week later, DexYP’s yearlong marketing series will return with a course to prepare attendees for the upcoming holidays. The free event will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, September 20, at the chamber office, 289 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. It will continue a month later, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October

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Detail Garage to open Avondale location By Connor Dziawura

Detail Garage franchise owner Wendy Jones likens the growing auto detailing supplies superstore to Ulta, albeit for a different crowd. “For us it’s the Ulta for men or the Ulta for the car enthusiast,” Jones said. Jones and her business partner, Lynn Gangemella, will open an Avondale location Saturday, September 15. The store will have furniture for customers or their friends or family who are waiting, Jones said. They have another location in Mesa and plan to open their third in mid-October in Phoenix. But that’s just a start. Jones said she and Gangemella have an area development agreement for Arizona with Detail Garage and plan to continue expanding. Jones said most people spend around 45 minutes in the store on their first visit. “People come here as a destination,” she continued. “You don’t just drive by and go, ‘I want to stop.’ People come here for a reason. I don’t know of any other place in retail where you can actually say, ‘We like all our customers.’ “I don’t have to worry about somebody going, ‘Well that doesn’t fit right’ or ‘I don’t like the color on me’ or ‘They’re too short,’” she continued. “People come in here because they love their car and they leave happy because the product we’re going to show them or help them with makes it look even better.” Detail Garage’s shelves are primarily stocked with brands like Chemical Guys, SmartWax, TORQ and Hex-Logic. “My family has a background in car dealerships,” Jones said of her and Gangemella’s venture into the fran-

Lynn Gangemella and Wendy Jones are local franchisees for Detail Garage. Their new Avondale location, which opens Saturday, September 15, follows their Mesa location and precedes their upcoming Phoenix location. (West Valley View photo by Pablo Robles)

chise. “Lynn has always been just a car enthusiast; always had a clean car, everything was neat, shiny and perfect.” Gangemella’s search for eco-friendly products is ultimately what led her to Chemical Guys and, eventually, franchising opportunities with Detail Garage, which offers Chemical Guys products, Jones added. The pair brought the business to the Valley with a Mesa location in November 2017. Though they have both owned businesses in the past, they come from lines of work outside of the auto realm. Pointing out that they come from corporate America, Jones said she has a sales background while Gangemella has a merchandising organization background. “Everything that you see in here that is clean, neat and organized, that’s Lynn,” Jones said. “The vision of what it looks like and how we accomplish

that, the execution of that, that’s me. So, it’s a nice blend.” Still a relatively new name in the automotive industry, Detail Garage opened its first franchise location in California in 2015. Now, just two years later, it has over 30 and counting. It has even expanded to Sweden. Detail Garage is expanding so quickly “because people want to touch it, feel it, see it and talk to somebody that’s knowledgeable,” Jones opined. “You can buy anything online but you can’t see it, touch it, feel it until you get it, and you can’t talk to anybody about it.” Helping customers find the right product for their needs is important to Jones and Gangemella, so they’ll even take a look at customers’ cars. “Our day is spent talking to people not only about their cars, but what they’re trying to accomplish,” Jones explained.

“What project are you working on with your car? What do you not like about washing your car? What are things that bother you? So we try to help simplify that and there just isn’t any other place that we are aware of that has this much product line available.” The Avondale location is near the I-10 and Dysart Road. The Mesa Detail Garage is near the 101 and Baseline Road. The Phoenix location will be near Bell Road and I-17. The Avondale location will celebrate its grand opening with raffles, music and giveaways from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 15. The first 100 adults in line will receive a free gift with a purchase. Discounts will be available all day. The store will close at 8 p.m. Detail Garage’s regular hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. And the store is ultimately about the experience, Jones said. “It’s fantastic,” she said. “A great day for us is if one person walks through that door and goes, ‘Oh my God.’ That’s what happens. That facial (expression) of, ‘It’s a candy store.’ That reaction that people have is exactly we’re looking for. I don’t think it’s not happened in a day that we’ve been in business in Mesa. And, I’m hoping that it happens here.” Find Detail Garage’s Avondale location on Facebook or Instagram @detailgarageavondale. Detail Garage 1467 N. Dysart Road, Suite 105B Avondale

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Beazer returns to Estrella with 10th neighborhood By West Valley View staff

Newland Communities, the managing developer of the Goodyear master-planned community of Estrella, announced a new neighborhood from award-winning home builder Beazer Homes. Mission Hermosa features 65 homesites and six floorplans ranging from 1,610 to 2,917 square feet with prices starting in the $250,000s. Beazer has been a long-time partner with the community and first entered Estrella in 1999. To date, the acclaimed home builder has built more than 900 properties in the community. Located in Montecito, Mission Hermosa floorplans offer single and two-story homes and Beazer’s trademarked Choice Plans. These options allow homebuyers the ability to adjust layout options in key areas of the home to best fit their lifestyle. For example, you can craft a kitchen that’s all about entertaining, or one that puts family dinners and homework front and center, or have the option to convert a spare bedroom into a home office – at no additional cost.

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“With its high-quality homes and top-notch customer service, Newland Communities is thrilled to welcome the new Beazer Homes neighborhood to Estrella,” said Bill Olson, senior vice president and division manager for Newland Communities. “Mission Hermosa marks another chapter in the successful partnership between Beazer

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DiMuria promoted to Tenet Arizona Group CFO By West Valley View staff

Abrazo West Campus Chief Financial Officer Asja DiMuria has been promoted to Tenet Healthcare Arizona Group chief financial officer. A longtime Abrazo Community Health Network employee, DiMuria will also continue in her role as CFO at Abrazo West. DiMuria is an accomplished health care finance professional with 16 years of experience in acute care finance, planning, revenue cycle, operations and contract compliance, said Abrazo Community Health Network Chief Executive Officer Frank Molinaro. DiMuria joined the Abrazo system as a volunteer and has spent her working career in various roles of increasing responsibility, serving at all campuses within the system. She joined the Abrazo West executive team in 2012 as associate chief financial officer and was promoted to chief financial officer in 2015. During her tenure, DiMuria has had

Abrazo West Campus Chief Financial Officer Asja DiMuria has been promoted to Tenet Healthcare Arizona Group chief financial officer. (Photo courtesy Tenet Healthcare)

the opportunity to support the development and implementation of several key initiatives to expand access to healthcare including the Abrazo Buckeye Emergency Center and the addi-

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Taylor Morrison opens new models at Las Brisas in Goodyear By West Valley View staff

Taylor Morrison is extending its offerings in Goodyear with new models priced from the low $200,000s. Taylor Morrison will debut its new Sterling, Sapphire and Turquoise floor plans at Las Brisas with a public opening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 15. “Taylor Morrison’s new models at Las Brisas will give Arizona home buyers an opportunity to choose from some of our most popular home designs at an exceptional price,” said Bob Thompson, area sales manager of the Taylor Morrison Phoenix division. “These new models are a must-see for anyone looking to get the most from their new-home purchase.” The Sterling floor plan is a one-story home with three bedrooms, a bonus room, three baths and a two-car garage. The formal foyer impresses, while the open-concept living area offers casual elegance and ample windows for a light and airy interior. Options for this floor plan include a fourth bedroom, a den and a bonus room. This floor plan offers approximately 2,113 square feet of living space and is ideal for those looking for comfortable living in a single-level home. Another popular floor plan coming to Las Brisas is Sapphire. This one-story home optimizes space while providing an elegantly designed interior. At approximately 2,094 square feet, this four-bedroom home includes a formal foyer and an open-concept great

Taylor Morrison will debut its new Sterling, Sapphire and Turquoise floor plans at Las Brisas with a public opening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 15. (Photo courtesy Taylor Morrison)

room. The ample owner’s suite is an ideal retreat. Additional options include a fifth bedroom and a gourmet kitchen. The two-story Turquoise floor plan is a five-bedroom home with a den, 3.5 baths and approximately 3,543

square feet of living space, a formal dining room ideal for entertaining, and a den that can be used as a home office, reading nook or yoga room. Upstairs, the home includes four large bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a loft that can be used as an additional fam-

ily room, study, library or entertainment hub. Taylor Morrison at Las Brisas offers homebuyers 10 floor plans from the builder’s Discovery and Encore Collections, with new home prices starting in the low $200,000s. New homes at Las Brisas include features like birch cabinets, granite countertops, formal foyers, secluded owner’s suites, walk-in closets, breakfast nooks and open living spaces. Additional options include extra bedrooms, bonus rooms, dens, gourmet kitchens, expanded sliding doors and covered outdoor living areas. The community of Las Brisas offers a variety of amenities for its residents, including parks, a basketball court, a sand volleyball court, tot lots, ramada with picnic tables, walking trails and large open spaces. The new Las Brisas Sales Center is located at 18377 W. Vista Norte Street, Goodyear. For more information about new Taylor Morrison homes at Las Brisas, call 480-346-1738 or visit

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Playworks hosts Run the Raceway at ISM By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

Runners will be among the first to see the new start/finish line at the reconfigured ISM Raceway during the Playworks Arizona second annual Run the Raceway on Saturday, November 3. The Valley’s only running event on a NASCAR track, Run the Raceway is ahead of ISM Raceway’s opening weekend celebration during the Can-Am 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Semi-Final Playoff Race. In addition, runners will receive a firsthand look at the upgraded amenities associated with the $178 million ISM Raceway Project Powered by DC Solar. “We’re thrilled to welcome Playworks Arizona back to ISM Raceway for this great event supporting our local community,” said Scott Rovn, vice president of sales and communications at ISM Raceway. “Our new facility will serve as a perfect stage for the event and provide the competitors with a chance to preview the exciting upgrades that we’ve made since their last visit.” Attracting more than 1,000 partic-

Run the Raceway attracted more than 1,000 participants during the 2017 event. All proceeds support Playworks Arizona and its mission to ensure all kids have access to safe and healthy play. (Photo courtesy ISM Raceway)

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Millennium football happy with its ‘Early’ start By Griffin Fabits

The last time the Millennium High School football team fielded a squad that produced a winning season, Barack Obama was president. Harkins’ Estrella Falls movie theater, which resides just 2.6 miles from the Millennium campus, had yet to be built. And the players on the current roster were just middle school students, some still years away from entering the halls of Millennium High School. Yes, the last winning season the Tigers enjoyed came in the fall of 2013, a 6-4 record good enough to slip into the state tournament. Since then, Millennium Football is 17-24. It’s been four consecutive seasons of middle-of-the-road football, but head coach Lamar Early said this group has potential to break that streak. “It’s the mindset,” Early said. “That mindset of knowing that as coaches, we care, and we’re here for them and we want the best for them. The mindset right now is they want to win. They expect to win any time they step foot on the field.” If the idea is to win any time they step foot on the field, as Early proclaimed, then the Tigers have executed the game-plan perfectly two weeks into their 2018 campaign. They’ve won their first two contests – a 26-21 victory over Maricopa on August 24 and a 30-27 nail-biter over Ironwood Ridge August 31 – to share first-place honors in the 5A Desert West Region with the Barry Goldwater Bulldogs. Senior defensive tackle Anthonie Cooper and senior running back Isaac Oliver have been instrumental in the Tigers’ early season success, Early said. Cooper’s stock seems to soar every Friday night. The 6-foot-3, 275-pound tackle has been a catalyst for Millennium’s defensive corps. Two games into his senior campaign, he’s totaled 11 solo tackles, 5.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a blocked field goal. Cooper announced he received an offer from ASU – his first from a Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) school – on September 3 via Twitter. On the other side of the ball, Early said he’s been pleased with what he’s seen from Oliver. In the team’s season opener, he ran for 136 yards on 18 carries with a touchdown.

Portrait of football coach Early at Millennium High School (West Valley View photo by Pablo Robles)

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and you just have to build a relationship with the kids, but at the same time, they have to understand your expectations. The expectations have been set, and the boys have answered the call.” Millennium’s hot start shouldn’t be overlooked, considering the rest of its schedule. Four of its next five Friday nights will be against teams that reached the state tournament last year, including district rivals Desert Edge and Verrado, and the reigning 5A state champions in Centennial. They kicked off that stretch across town against Desert Edge on September 7, tasked with containing Jose Lucero’s Scorpions, who average 31 points per game this fall. Millennium defeated Desert Edge with a 24-20 victory. “When we step on (the field) for practice, that’s the same thing we say: ‘Hey, we’re here to compete,’” Early said. “We’ve been competing, and it’s just been transferring over these last two weeks. This Friday was a big program win (versus Ironwood Ridge). And that’s a testament of how they’ve been competing all spring.”

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The White Tank Branch Library at 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell, will hold weekly yoga classes from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. for adults and teens 12 and older to strengthen flexibility, improve posture and build concentration. For information, call 602-652-3000.

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The West Valley View publishes on Wednesday. The 9 Days a Week calendar — a listing of entertainment events such as concerts, theatrical performances, events for schools, churches, county parks and nonprofit groups — runs every issue. Events must be open to the public to be considered and generally must be held within the View’s coverage area, which is south of Northern Avenue, west of Loop 101, plus all of Tolleson, extending to Estrella in the south and Tonopah in the west. Events such as concerts and theatrical performances that fall outside the View’s circulation area will be considered because there are no concert halls or theater venues within our boundaries. 9 Days a Week calendar items print on a space-available basis. The only way to guarantee that an item will print is to purchase an advertisement. Submissions must reach our office by 4 p.m. Wednesday to be considered for the following Wednesday publication. Submissions must be in writing and may be emailed to Rachel Hagerman, or faxed to 623-935-2103.




Junior Book Club (Ages 8-12)

Children are encouraged to read a book each month before joining Lila for a book discussion and activities from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. at the Tolleson Public Library, 9555 W. Van Buren Street. For information, call 623-936-2746.

Litchfield Park Museum

Learn the history of Litchfield Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Fridays at the Litchfield Park Museum, 13912 W. Camelback Road. Admission and parking are free. For information, call 623-535-4414.

Come and Play with Me

Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library hosts a weekly open-play group at 495 E. Western Avenue, Avondale, at 11 a.m. for children through age 5. For information, call 623-333-2601.

Verrado Visionaries

Stop by the Verrado Grille at 4242 N. Golf Drive, Buckeye, to join fellow businessmen in a West Valley networking group at 7 a.m. each Wednesday. For information, call 623-640-6268.

Needle and Thread

The Avondale Civic Center Library at 11350 W. Civic Center Drive invites adults to bring a coffee mug and materials to join fellow crafters for needlework, knitting and crocheting at 10:30 a.m. For information, call 623-333-2602.

Girl Power Hour

Come to the Dr. Saide Recreation Center at 1003 E. Eason Avenue, Buckeye, at 5 p.m. to express yourself with creativity and hang out with other girls. For information, call 623-349-6350.



Al-Anon Stepping Stones

The Christ Presbyterian Church at 925 N. Sarival Avenue, Goodyear, hosts a weekly Al-Anon meeting at 7 p.m. Al-Anon seeks to support the friends and families of alcoholics. For information, call 623-882-0721.

Bring an exercise mat and hand weights to a free class from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Dr. Saide Recreation Center, 1003 E. Eason Avenue, Buckeye. For information, call 623-349-6350.

Three-on-Three Basketball

Teens are invited to bring friends for a mini basketball tournament at 3:30 p.m. at the Dr. Saide Recreation Center, 1003 E. Eason Avenue, Buckeye. For information, call 623-349-6350.



St. Peter’s RePete Boutique

Stop by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 400 S. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park, for casual and formal apparel, jewelry, books, household items and home décor between 9 a.m. and noon. For more information, call 623-935-3279.

Healthy Rhythms Drumming Circle

De-stress and learn music at Healthy Rhythms Drumming Circle from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the White Tank Branch Library at 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. Registration is recommended as space is limited. For information, call 602652-3000.

CPR and First Aid Training

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Learn CPR and how to react in emergencies such as bleeding, shock and burns from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dr. Saide Recreation Center, 1003 E. Eason Avenue, Buckeye. Registration for this class is $35-$45. For information, call 623-349-6350.

Intro to Residential Scale Permaculture

Help young children refine motor skills and develop confidence with indoor sports classes from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Dr. Saide Recreation Center, 1003 E. Eason Avenue, Buckeye. Registration is required. For information, call 623-349-6350.

The Saddle Mountain Unified School District Board will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. at the district office, 38201 W. Indian School Road, Tonopah. For information, call 623-474-5101.

Learn more about water conservation and landscaping this fall with Avondale’s free class series taught by master gardeners, certified arborists and horticulturists. Today’s lesson discusses residential scale permaculture from 6 to 8 p.m. at Avondale City Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive. Registration is required. For information, call 623-333-4422.

Code Club

The Litchfield Park Library invites kids ages 10 to 13 to learn how to code while playing computer games from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. at 101 W. Wigwam Boulevard. Registration is required. For information, call 602652-3457.



Westgate Bike Night

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Paws for Reading

Preschoolers and school-age children can visit Goodyear Branch Library with a parent to practice reading with a registered therapy dog. The Paws for Reading program starts at 2 p.m. at 14455 W. Van Buren Street. For information, call 602-652-3000.

AA Meeting

Seek support and recovery from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall, 918 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For information, call 623-932-2394.



Sea Lions at Shipwreck Cove

Come see an educational show starring California Sea Lions and skilled trainers at 11:30 a.m. in a pi-

rate-themed exhibit at Wildlife World Zoo, 16501 W. Northern Avenue, Litchfield Park. This show is free with admission. For information, call 623-935-9453.

Contemplative Prayer & Meditation

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 400 Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park, invites people desiring to deepen their meditation practice or try meditation for the first time to join them from 3 to 4 p.m. Sundays. All faiths are welcome. For information, call 623-935-3279.

Garden Lakes Community Garage Sales

Visit Garden Lakes’ fall garage sales from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Garden Lakes is located between Indian School Road and Thomas and 107th Avenue and the Agua Fria River.



Baby Time

The Tolleson Public Library at 9555 W. Van Buren Street invites babies and their caregivers to an interactive play time at 1 p.m. For information, call 623-936-2746.


Stop by Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Classroom C at 918 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, for the Hope support group from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The goal of the group is to provide help for those struggling with any mental disorder by sharing experiences and supporting others. For information, call 480-994-4407.

Craft it Up

Join fellow crafters in this needlework/knitting/crochet group at 11 a.m. and work on new or current projects at Sam Garcia Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Avenue, Avondale. Be sure to bring materials and a coffee mug. For information, call 623-333-2601.

EON Business Meet-up

Meet fellow businessmen and entrepreneurs to share ideas, ask questions and receive advice at 6 p.m. at the Buckeye Coyote Branch Library, 21699 W. Yuma Road. For information, call 623-349-6354.

Ignite Yoga at Fitness in the Park

Fitness in the Park is a free workout program that will feature yogic postures, alignment and breathing on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Buckeye Sundance Park, 22865 W. Lower Buckeye Road. For information, call 623-349-6350.

Grief Support Group

Grief Share Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon each Monday at the Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N. Sarival Avenue, Goodyear. Cost is $20, and scholarships are available. For information, call 623340-9205.




The American Legion Post 61 hosts bingo each Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. These bingo nights have 17 games including Quickie, Early Bird, Double Action and a $1,000 progressive game. Come down to 35 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, to support the area’s youth and veterans. For information, call 623-932-4960.

Estrella Toastmasters

Visit a Toastmasters Community meeting to become a stronger public speaker and leader from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. at the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, 289 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. For information, call 602-391-5781.

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Agua Fria Toastmasters

Visit a Toastmasters Community meeting to become a stronger public speaker and leader from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 1220 N. Dysart Road, Goodyear. For information, call 775-250-0949.

Disciple Outreach Ministries Bible Study

Find fresh, locally grown produce and agricultural products from 8 a.m. to noon each Tuesday through October 30 at the Care1st Avondale Resource Center, 328 W. Western Avenue. Cash, debit, credit, WIC and Snap benefits are accepted. For information, call 623-333-2703.

Disciple Outreach Ministries, a nondenominational ministry, invites all to a Bible study at 7 p.m. each Wednesday at 10486 W. Emerald Lane, Avondale. For information, call 623-772-0144.

Tonopah Valley Community Council

Enjoy a classic car show, live music, drinks and more from 5 to 9 p.m. at WaterDance Plaza, 6751 N. Sunrise Boulevard, Glendale. For information, call 623-385-7502.

Tonopah Valley Community Council will meet at 7 p.m. at the Saddle Mountain Unified District Board Room, 38201 W. Indian School Road. For information, call 623-341-5747.

Estrella Rotary Club

Learn more about Estrella Rotary Club at noon at La Bona Pasta, 13321 W. Indian School Road, Litchfield Park. Lunch is provided. For information, please call 602-448-4734.

Three Rivers Historical Society

Join Three Rivers Historical Society from 5 to 6:30 p.m. to learn more about the transformation of a historical property into a thriving business park at FLITE Goodyear, 1300 S. Litchfield Road. For information, call 623-330-3566.

71st Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force

Celebrate the U.S. Air Force’s anniversary with a flag-raising ceremony at 8:15 a.m. on the front lawn of Litchfield Park City Hall, 214 W. Wigwam Boulevard. Light refreshments provided. For information, call 623-935-5033.

Advocating for Public Education Discussion

Join the Democrats of Verrado from 7 to 9 p.m. at Verrado Middle School, 20880 W. Main Street, Buckeye, to discuss public education funding and teacher support. Speakers include Charlene Fernandez, Kristin Roberts, Michelle Harris, Tom Tzitzura and Stan Arterberry. For information, email

Candeo Schools Information Session

Learn more about Candeo Schools’ plan to open a new charter school in Goodyear and share your thoughts from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Comfort Suites, 15575 W. Roosevelt Street, Goodyear. For information, email

Single and Parenting Support Group

Single parents can find support from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N. Sarival Avenue, Goodyear. This 13-week support group includes videos, a workbook, a trained facilitator and group discussion. Cost is $20. Childcare is available for young children. For information, call 623-340-9205.



Preschoolers Storytime

The Tolleson Public Library at 9555 W. Van Buren Street invites preschool-age children to read books, sing songs and take part in activities at 11 a.m. For information, call 623-936-2746.

Westgate Hot Rod Night

Teen Volunteer Wednesdays (Ages 12-18)

Teens looking to meet new friends and volunteer for school credit can meet at the Avondale Civic Center Library’s Volunteer Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. at 11350 Civic Center Drive. For information, call 623-333-2602.



In Stitches in Goodyear

Enjoy tea and coffee and meet fellow crafters and work on crochet, knitting or sewing projects. Come by the Goodyear Branch Library at 14455 W. Van Buren Street from 1:30 to 3 p.m. to join. For information, call 602-652-3000.

Grief Support Group

Find support and discover healthy ways to to cope with grief following the loss of a loved one at 6:30 p.m. at Desert Springs Community Church, 14440 W. Indian School Road, Goodyear. For information, call 623-435-2105.

Vegetable Gardening

Learn more about water conservation and landscaping this fall with Avondale’s free class series taught by master gardeners, certified arborists and horticulturists. Today’s lesson discusses vegetable gardening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Avondale City Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive. Registration is required. For information, call 623-333-4422.

Mill Ave Chamber Players

Mill Ave Chamber Players will share music from its three albums at noon at West Valley Arts Council, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise. Tickets are $11.95. For information, call 623-935-6384.

Dance Aerobics with Debbie

Join a morning exercise program at 9 a.m. at the Avondale Community Center, 1007 S. Third Street. For information, call 623-333-2705.

United Way Storytime (Ages 0-6)

Children can sing, listen to stories and craft at 1 p.m. at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, 495 E. Western Avenue, Avondale. The first 25 children will receive a free book to take home. For information, call 623-333-2601.

Adult Book Discussion

Stop by the Avondale Civic Center Library at 11350 Civic Center Drive to pick up and read a copy of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah before the library’s discussion at noon. For information, call 623333-2602.




Buckeye author contributes to ‘Chicken Soup’ series By Connor Dziawura

Speaking about her battles with imposter syndrome, Buckeye author Beth Cato admits it never truly goes away. “It doesn’t matter what publications I have, how many books I put out. It’s always there,” the Hanford, California, native said. “It’s a case of you win the battle, but not the war.” So, Cato recently contributed a story to Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes! Her excerpt, “Wrestling with Imposter Syndrome,” explains her dealings with this dilemma, which, simply put, can make her feel as if she is not a success – or even a true author. Her story, one of the new Chicken Soup edition’s “101 Stories about Adventure, Change and Positive Thinking,” discusses her anxiety surrounding her first writers’ conference and workshop and her struggles of getting published, as well as how she combats imposter syndrome: by not letting it keep her from writing. Finding motivation when discouraged can be difficult, though, the wife and mother admitted. “You have to be flexible. You have

to go with what real life allows,” she opined. “You have to go with what your own strength and fortitude will allow, and some days it’s just the well is dry,” she continued, adding that it can be helpful to take breaks and wait for the ideas to come. “Wrestling with Imposter Syndrome” is not her first contribution to the Chicken Soup series, though. When her husband was in the Navy, Cato harnessed her loneliness at home and rekindled her childhood dream of being a novelist. But as they say, nothing in life comes easy. “I realized those novels were absolutely horrible,” she said, laughing. “They were completely unsalable. So, I went out, and I bought books on how to become a better writer, how to start marketing myself, how can I improve and actually know what I’m doing instead of just having good ideas that I couldn’t make into a salable product. And one of the bits of advice I found out there was starting to write Chicken Soup for the Soul stories.” Now, she has her own The Clockwork Dagger duology and Blood of Earth trilogy to her name, the latter of

which is set to conclude with the October 23 release of Roar of Sky. Her bibliography also boasts a plethora of poems and short stories, including other works in The Clockwork Dagger universe outside of the main duology. Cato had a creative mind from an early age, crafting books about subjects like horses and unicorns since age four. “I have a vivid imagination and I’m always looking at the world and seeing other worlds,” said Cato, who cites Star Wars, Murder on the Orient Express, the Dragonlance books, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Patricia Beatty as varying interests. For the Roar of Sky author, looking at the world is a major source of inspiration. Whether it is from something she heard on the news or elsewhere, external happenings can help mold her ideas. “In my case, I love reading, and I love history and exploring this constant sequence of what ifs about history in the world and how things could have been different,” she explained. “And really, for being a writer, a lot of it comes down to insatiable curiosity, constantly asking that what-if question.”

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Generally speaking, fantasy is Cato’s genre of choice. “I always come back to fantasy in part because from childhood I always wanted magic to be real. So, in my worlds, I make it real. That’s kind of the best way to put it,” said Cato, who received a 2015 Nebula Award nomination for Wings of Sorrow and Bone: A Clockwork Dagger Novella and a 2015 First Novel Locus Award nomination for The Clockwork Dagger, among other nominations. But because her battles with imposter syndrome don’t come to a complete end, she still faces self doubt and fear of flukes, despite the validation that comes with recognition. “Getting those award nominations, it definitely felt good,” she said. “But as I said before, it’s a matter of winning battles, not the war, and it helps every so often.” Aside from novels, poems and short stories, she uses her writing skills to further her love of cooking. “A lot of them tend toward the sweet and sinful, but it’s a full range,” she said of the recipes on her blog, Bready or Not. She posts a recipe every Wednesday. “I have gluten free, I have crockpot meat recipes, a bit of everything, and I have a big reputation for it.” The culinary interest, she said, stems

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Kaley O’Kelley cures homesickness by returning to ABC By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

Kaley O’Kelley is in the middle of a conversation when a coworker knocks on the door in ABC15’s newsroom and hesitantly enters. She welcomes O’Kelley back to the Valley after spending several years away. O’Kelley is moved by every kind gesture because she’s just as thrilled to return to ABC15 as a morning show anchor. “I feel like I grew up in this building,” she said. O’Kelley got her Valley TV start on ABC15 Arizona in 2003, becoming one of the Valley’s most popular anchors during her 12 years in the market. Most recently, O’Kelley worked in Dallas as an evening anchor at the CBS station KTVT. Now was the time to return because her children are young enough to make a fresh start. “My kids are in kindergarten and first grade, and if we were going to make this move now was the time,” she said. “Where I grew up, I started in kindergarten and went all the way through the fifth grade in the same school. We all went to the same middle school, the same junior high, and graduated from the same high school. I do think people are more mobile now, but I want my kids to grow up in the same community near grandma and grandpa.” O’Kelley graduated from Pepperdine University north of Los Angeles. She landed her first job as a morning news anchor and weather forecaster at KYMA in Yuma, where she won an Associated Press award for investigative journalism. O’Kelley went on to work in Santa Barbara and San Diego before joining ABC15 in 2003. During her time at the station, she was a regular fill-in for the weekend edition of Good Morning America in New York. Before moving to Dallas, O’Kelley spent five years as an anchor on KTVK in Phoenix. O’Kelley is originally from East Wenatchee, Washington, and is a member of the Native American Journalists Association. She is a six-time Emmy Award-winning journalist. O’Kelley is also an entrepreneur who specializes in mobile app development and creating interactive digital media platforms. ABC15 touted her return via a massive television campaign. When O’Kelley saw it for the first time, she cried. “This is more than a job to me,” she said. “This is a lifestyle. We eat, sleep

and breathe journalism. I call myself a recovering workaholic. I have kids, but it’s nice to be able to come back and be in my town and be a part of this community. I help share stories that matter to people I know and love. It just means so nice to me. “When I saw the commercials, it felt like a big, warm, fuzzy hug.” She didn’t dislike Texas. It just never felt like home. “Texas was great,” she said. “It was wonderful, especially for our kids because it’s so family oriented. It wasn’t home. It never clicked for me. It never clicked.” O’Kelley doesn’t regret any of her career decisions. She was just waiting for the right time to come back. “I actually knew how many days I had been gone,” she said. “I came back here all the time. I had two surgeries here while I was gone. My parents are here. My family is here. My closest friends are here. “Then there’s the foodie thing. This has exploded in the last three and a half years. There was great food here before, but now, amazing.”

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Author...continued from page 22 from being the “official taster” for her mother and grandfather during her childhood. Now, she distributes cookies at conventions and sends them with her husband to his work. She’ll continue that tradition during Roar of Sky’s release event at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 21 at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, where she will participate in a discussion, Q&A and book signing. Her novels and short story collections will be available for purchase, too. “I’ll have lots of cookies there, I’ll tell you that,” she offered with a laugh, adding that two years ago The Poisoned Pen hosted the release event for Breath of Earth, the first novel in the Blood of Earth trilogy. “The Poisoned Pen is such a fantastic indie store in Scottsdale.” With the Blood of Earth trilogy soon to be wrapped up, Cato is following the advice contained within her Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes! excerpt by already looking ahead. “I’m actually working on a new novel now,” she hinted. “It has a lot

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White Tank Mountain Regional Park is offering a slew of programs in September, ranging from Harvest Moon hikes to scorpion search walks. The events cater to all ages and abilities. The park is at 20304 W. White Tank Road, Waddell. For more information or to register, call 623-935- 2505 or visit Admission is $6 per car.

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Birder Joe Ford from the Sonoran Audubon Society will lead an early morning bird walk. Bird books and binoculars are optional, but encouraged.

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Catholic Charities has Head Start openings By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

Catholic Charities Westside Head Start still has openings for children ages 3-5 or with special needs, foster children, homeless families and families meeting poverty income guidelines. Early Head Start also has openings for expectant mothers, infants and toddlers in the home-based program option. The free program, which operates in 44 classrooms throughout western Maricopa County, provides comprehensive early childhood development

services to economically disadvantaged children and their families with a special emphasis on promoting school readiness in language and cognitive development, early reading, science and mathematics, social skills and physical development. Education programming is based on a hands-on active approach to learning that reflects the interests and needs of each child. Other Head Start program services include a meal each day; health services that include, but are not limited to, vision, hearing and development

screenings and health education; parent engagement through activities and events; and disability services. Head Start offers full or half-day programs (morning and afternoon). Minimum income requirements range from $16,460 for a family of two to $42,380 for a family of eight. Applications can be found at To schedule an appointment, contact local Head Start offices in Avondale (for Avondale, El Mirage, Goodyear and Litchfield Park) at 602-287-6199; in Glendale at 623-934-3657; in

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Elks accepting MVS scholarship applications By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

The Elks National Foundation is accepting applications for its Most Valuable Student (MVS) scholarship. The scholarships are given to 500 service-minded students who are

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Buckeye ‘Ninja’ raising funds for rhinos By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

When Vaughn Stevens saw rhinos at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois, he was disturbed to hear they’re on the verge of extinction. Now age 9 and living in Buckeye, he is bringing together his two loves – rhinos and American Ninja Warrior – to raise funds for the International Rhino Foundation. The Verrado Heritage student and his family are selling T-shirts, designed by his sister Ava, to raise awareness of IRF while promoting his upcoming appearance on American Ninja Warrior Junior. The show begins airing October 13 on Universal Kids network. “The first time I saw them at the zoo, I liked how they looked,” said Vaughn, who turns 10 on September 13. “I found out they were going extinct, and I really didn’t want that to happen. “When I got older, I studied them and told my friends about them.” The fundraiser works like this: The more shirts they sell, the higher percentage of profits the rhinos will receive. They have sold 39 T-shirts as of September 5. The fundraiser ends Sunday, September 16. Visit customink. com/fundraising/save-the-rhinos-withthe-rhino-ninja. “He wants to save the rhinos,” said his mother, Stephanie. “Poaching is really upsetting to him.” He’s taking his rhino mission a step further. On American Ninja Warrior Junior, he’s nicknamed Rhino Ninja. “It’s a great opportunity to do something positive, besides being on the show,” she said. Not that the show was a letdown by any means.

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“It’s the funnest thing I’ve ever done,” he said. “It’s always been my dream to be on that show. I thought I had to be 19 to do it. Here I am doing it at the age of 9.” The family spent five days in Los Angeles so Vaughn could compete. Vaughn was chosen for the show, thanks to a video he made showing off his rock climbing skills. His family built a rock climbing wall in their garage. “I can’t say enough about the Ninja community,” Stephanie said. “We were so blown away with how amazing, supportive and professional they have been. “His two favorite ninjas, Drew

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Millennium High School seniors Savannah Liu and Ken Hollingsworth make acing math portions of college placement exams seem easy. The students said they studied for a short time prior to the exams, yet Liu achieved a perfect score on the ACT’s math section, and Hollingsworth aced the SAT’s math portion. “I took practice tests to get ready,” said Hollingsworth, who took advanced classes as well. “A lot of people don’t like math. I think it’s a lot of fun. If you ask 100 people the same reading question, you can get 100 different answers. Math is definitive. There’s one answer, and everyone around the world should answer the same.” Born in Germany to an American military father and a Japanese mother, Hollingsworth said he’s always learning. He lived in Texas, Italy and Japan before moving to Arizona, where his father retired. “It was good to see all the different cultures,” he said. “It taught me a lot.”

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Hollingsworth is one of the drum majors for Millennium’s marching band. Inducted into the National Honor Society junior year, Hollingsworth plays a slew of instruments including alto saxophone, baritone saxophone and mellophone. “To be a drum major, you have to be incredibly dedicated and passionate,” he said. “We’re always trying to be in service to other people. If someone has a problem, you want them to come to you. “I like to think I’m approachable. I always stay on the positive side. I think the full band’s energy builds up my energy. It’s a great feeling.” Hollingsworth is unsure which university he’ll attend. He just wants a good education. “I’ll go anywhere that can provide that,” said Hollingsworth, who wants to study engineering. Liu achieved a perfect score on the ACT’s math section, while Ken Hollingsworth perfect“I want to attend a school that’s a Savannah ed the SAT’s math portion. (West Valley View photo by Pablo Robles.) good fit for me.” Liu said she’s satisfied with her ef“I’m really interested in technology is studying Spanish and Japanese. She forts on the ACT. Like Hollingsworth, like artificial intelligence,” she said. and Hollingsworth actively volunteer she’s hoping to study engineering, al- “That’s what I want to do in the future.” in the community. Liu is also involved though she, too, is unsure which colBorn and raised in China until she with Key Club, National Honor Solege she will attend. was 12, Liu is fluent in Mandarin and ciety and Science Olympiad. She has distributed food and other materials to veterans and their families on Veterans Day, and shops for toys for children in need. “I found it really meaningful,” Liu BROUGHT TO YOU BY: said about volunteering. “I’ve been volunteering since I was a freshman.”

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OBITUARIES Thomas "Butch" Walker Thomas. 56, of Litchfield, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018. He was born in Springfield, IL on December 19, 1961. Butch as he was known followed in his father's footsteps and was a painter by trade to the West Valley community for over 30 years. He had clients many who became close friends and/or repeat customers. He was a son, father, grandfather, biker, and a horrible fisherman (some say due to genetics). He is survived by his children Joseph (Joey) and Spouse Amanda of Hawaii, Judy and Jessica and spouse Damian of Tempe. His mother Judy and siblings Chuck and Peaches of Prescott. To his six grandchildren (Bryce, Dylan, Mason, Sophia, Isabella, Harper) and one on the way he was Papa GB. To his girlfriend Sandy he was a loving and funny man. He was preceded by his father Tommy and Sister Crissy

Faye Phyllis Triplett Faye Phyllis Triplett, age 102, of Glendale, died August 19, 2018, in Glendale. She was born November 7, 1915, in Illinois to Preston and Bertha Yates Triplett. Faye is survived by cousins, Evelyn Benson, and Lory Charnetsky; nieces, Tracy Rupel (Paul), and Candice Field; grandnieces, Melanie Whitcomb, and Fay Ann; grandnephews, Clyde Jo Willis, John Willis, and Ronald Kuhlman. She was preceded in death by her parents, Preston and Bertha Yates Triplett; brothers, Jock and Joseph; and sister Mildred Ingram. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 am, Friday, September 21, 2018, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 13720 W. Thomas Rd, Avondale, AZ 85392. Burial will follow at Resthaven East, 4310 E. Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042. The family suggests that donations be made to Hospice of the Valley. Condolences for the family may be left at

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Ricardo Martinez, age 48 of Phoenix, AZ, died July 2, 2018, in Phoenix, AZ. He was born May 10, 1970, in Chicago, IL to Guillermo and Catalina Martinez. Rick graduated in 1988 from Bedford High School in Michigan. After graduation, he enlisted in the US Army. He was stationed overseas in Germany and was a Desert Storm Veteran. Rick is survived by his daughter, Alexis Martinez; son, Miguel Martinez; parents, Guillermo and Catalina Martinez; and sisters, Patricia Alvarez (Luis), Maria Cristina Martinez, Blanca Ryan (Patrick). He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Maria Elisa Gracia, and his brothers, Guillermo "Memo"Martinez and Ezequiel "CheQue"Martinez. A memorial gathering will be held from 1:00 - 5:00 pm on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338. Burial will be Monday, September 17, 2018 at 11:00 am at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024. Condolences for the family may be left at

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WENDEN Family Liquidat i o n - La s t 1 6 0 a c r e s , $148,500. Offers accepted. Owner will carry for 3 years at a low 8% interest. 888-444-1220 Or 305-490-4689

PebbleCreek Golf Resort, 1br & priv bath in private home, avail 10/1/18. Garage, Laundry & Kitchen privileges $720/mo. inclg util. No Pets, smoking or drugs. Age restricted comm, should be 40yrs +. Call 602-885-1193

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OFFICE/Retail/Premium/ Affordable suites available. 722' - 2000'. Dysart/ Van Buren/ Litchfield. 602-694-3158

Car for Sale?

VALLEYLIFE is a non-profit organization that provides programs and services to men, women, and children with developmental disabilities.

Full Time and Part Time Caregivers Needed!

Must have reliable transportation We are currently looking for caregivers to work in group homes throughout Glendale, Phoenix, Peoria and Scottsdale. Must pass background check.  

Please apply at

Job Fair

Are you looking for a great retirement plan, accrued vacation and sick pay? Do you believe in serving seniors joyfully, with humility and integrity, and are you looking for an opportunity to grow or change careers? Join our team and visit our Job Fair! As a FT and PT employee you can accrue Vacation and Sick Time; FT employees also receive $15,000 in company paid life insurance and Long Term Disability. we are an EOE hiring the below positions: Activities Assistant, Caregivers/Medtech, C.N.A, Cook Dishwasher/Dietary Aid, Director of Nursing, (sign on bonus available) LPN's, RN's, Floor Tech, Visit for all open positions and job fair dates, locations and times. Location: 11812 N 19th Ave Phoenix 85029 Building: Health Center Date : Thursday September 9/13 Time: 10am-1pm

WANTED TO BUY $100-$500+ Cash for Junk Cars all "as is" autos! Good condition more $$$$. Best Prices! Fast, free pickup. 602-391-3996 I Buy Estates! Collections-Art-Autos Death & Divorce & Downsize Business Inventory Ranch & Farm Small or Large - Fast & Easy Call Now for Appt (10a-4p) Mr. Haig 480-234-1210



ST JOHN’S IRRIGATION DISTRICT ANNUAL ELEC-TION OF DIRECTOR will be held on Tuesday, Novem-ber 13th, 2018 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at 10219 W. Southern Ave. Tolleson, AZ 85353. Please call 602-769-7219 Linda Reitz with any questions.




RON TRINKA REALTY, INC. 623-853-2525







INVITATION TO BID Bids: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Time to be determined Project: Victory Phase 2B Linear Park CFD Improvements Verrado ARC LLC seeks qualified General Contractors, with a minimum CR-21 Landscaping and Irrigation Systems, to submit sealed bids for the Landscape Installation along Victory Phase 2B Linear Park CFD Improvements which consists of, but is not limited to all work associated with installation of the landscape in accordance with the plans and specifications (the “Work”). The Successful Contractor shall be responsible for all coordination associated with the Work. Copies of the plans, specifications, bid documents and detailed information for this project will be available on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Contact Terri Kading to make arrangements to receive the bid documents. Please reference “Victory Phase 2B Linear Park CFD Improvements - Request for Bid Package” in your Email subject line. A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held in the DMB Associates Offices located at 7600 E Doubletree Ranch Road, Suite 300 – Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 10:00 am. All interested parties are invited to attend. It is recommended that interested parties RSVP prior to the meeting. Sealed bids will be received at the City of Buckeye, City Clerk’s Office, located at 530 E Monroe, Buckeye, AZ 85326, on Wednesday October 10, 2018, time will be listed in the bid documents. Bids submitted after specified closing time will not be accepted. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud immediately after the specified closing time. Unless all bids are rejected, the Contract will be awarded within twenty one (21) days. The Contract will be awarded to the lowest qualified bidder that submits a complete and accurate bid. A complete and accurate bid will include all information requested in the bid documents. Every bid made by a Contractor pursuant to this Notice shall be accompanied by a surety bond for ten percent (10%) of the bid amount, listing Verrado ARC LLC as the Obligee, as a guarantee that the Contractor will enter into a contract to perform the Work, or as liquidated damages in the event the Contractor refuses or fails to enter into the Contract with Verrado ARC LLC upon award. Cashiers checks will not be accepted. The bonds will be returned to all Contractors whose bids are not awarded the Contract, and to the successful Contractor, upon execution of the Contract, and receipt of Payment and Performance bonds for the Work. The cost for providing Payment and Performance bonds shall be included in the bid submittal. A Payment and Performance bond will be required in the amount of 100% of the original Contract value for the duration of the Contract. All bidders shall be required to submit, with their bid proposal, a completed Certificate of Insurance evidencing their ability to meet the insurance requirements for this project. The Contractor shall carry property damage and public liability insurance and shall hold and save harmless Verrado ARC LLC, the City of Buckeye and the Verrado District 1 Community Facilities District from any employer’s liability and from any and all liens for materials or labor in connection with this Work as specified in the bid documents. Any bids submitted without the bid bond, certificate of insurance and any other items as required in the bid documents will be deemed incomplete, and will be rejected. Verrado ARC LLC reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to withhold the award for any reason Verrado ARC LLC determines necessary and appropriate. Award of the successful bid shall be subject to approval by Verrado ARC LLC or its representatives. Interested parties shall refer to the bid package and addendums for further information, or contact Terri Kading at – reference Victory Phase 2B Linear Park CFD Improvements. No engineer’s estimate will be distributed.

INVITATION TO BID Bids: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Time to be determined Project: Verrado Marketside District Phase 2A Park CFD Improvements

Bid Notification Information

PUBLISHED: West Valley View/Business Sept. 5, 12, 2018 / 15131

DMB White Tank, LLC seeks qualified General Contractors, with a minimum CR-21 Landscaping and Irrigation Systems, to submit sealed bids for the Landscape Installation along Verrado Marketside District Phase 2A Park CFD Improvements which consists of, but is not limited to all work associated with installation of the landscape in accordance with the plans and specifications (the “Work”). The Successful Contractor shall be responsible for all coordination associated with the Work. Copies of the plans, specifications, bid documents and detailed information for this project will be available on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Contact Terri Kading to make arrangements to receive the bid documents. Please reference “Verrado Marketside District Phase 2A Park CFD Improvements Request for Bid Package” in your Email subject line. A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held in the DMB Corporate Offices located at 7600 E Doubletree Ranch Road, Suite 300, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 – Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm. All interested parties are invited to attend. It is recommended that interested parties RSVP prior to the meeting. Sealed bids will be received at the City of Buckeye, City Clerk’s Office, located at 530 E Monroe, Buckeye, AZ 85326, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, time will be listed in the bid documents. Bids submitted after specified closing time will not be accepted. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud immediately after the specified closing time. Unless all bids are rejected, the Contract will be awarded within twenty one (21) days. The Contract will be awarded to the lowest qualified bidder that submits a complete and accurate bid. A complete and accurate bid will include all information requested in the bid documents. Every bid made by a Contractor pursuant to this Notice shall be accompanied by a surety bond for ten percent (10%) of the bid amount, listing DMB White Tank, LLC as the Obligee, as a guarantee that the Contractor will enter into a contract to perform the Work, or as liquidated damages in the event the Contractor refuses or fails to enter into the Contract with DMB White Tank, LLC upon award. Cashiers checks will not be accepted. The bonds will be returned to all Contractors whose bids are not awarded the Contract, and to the successful Contractor, upon execution of the Contract, and receipt of Payment and Performance bonds for the Work. The cost for providing Payment and Performance bonds shall be included in the bid submittal. A Payment and Performance bond will be required in the amount of 100% of the original Contract value for the duration of the Contract. All bidders shall be required to submit, with their bid proposal, a completed Certificate of Insurance evidencing their ability to meet the insurance requirements for this project. The Contractor shall carry property damage and public liability insurance and shall hold and save harmless DMB White Tank, LLC, the City of Buckeye and the Verrado District 1 Community Facilities District from any employer’s liability and from any and all liens for materials or labor in connection with this Work as specified in the bid documents. Any bids submitted without the bid bond, certificate of insurance and any other items as required in the bid documents will be deemed incomplete, and will be rejected. DMB White Tank, LLC reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to withhold the award for any reason DMB White Tank, LLC determines necessary and appropriate. Award of the successful bid shall be subject to approval by DMB White Tank, LLC or its representatives. Interested parties shall refer to the bid package and addendums for further information, or contact Terri Kading at – reference Verrado Marketside District Phase 2A Park CFD Improvements. No engineer’s estimate will be distributed. Published: West Valley View, Sept 12, 19, 2018 / 15297

Solicitation Number: PVVI-0002-18 Type of Solicitation: Invitation to Bid Buyer Name: Troy Mortensen, please email for info on how to obtain bid package. Buyer Cell Number: 602-809-6134 Buyer Fax Number: 480-718-8880 Buyer E-Mail: Owner Address: RP PV VI LLC 6720 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 250 Scottsdale, AZ 85253 Description: Indian School Rd and Cotton Lane - Drainage Basin Improvements Notice is hereby given that RP PV VI LLC is accepting sealed bids to secure a qualified Contractor for the installation of a drainage basin with storm drain pipe outlet at the NWC of the intersection of Indian School Road and Cotton Lane. The project is located on Indian School Rd. west of SR303 and Cotton Lane in Goodyear Arizona. Pre-Bid Conference: Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 11:00 am PV303 Construction Offices – NWC of Indian School Rd. and SR303, Goodyear, AZ 85395 Solicitation Due Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 11:00 am PV303 Construction Offices - NWC of Indian School Rd. and SR303, Goodyear, AZ 85395 Published: West Valley View/Business Sept. 5, 12, 2018 / 15075

Bid Notification Information

Solicitation Number: PVVI-0001-18

Type of Solicitation: Invitation to Bid Buyer Name: Troy Mortensen, please email for info on how to obtain bid package. Buyer Cell Number: 602-809-6134 Buyer Fax Number: 480-718-8880 Buyer E-Mail: Owner Address: RP PV VI LLC 6720 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 250 Scottsdale, AZ 85253 Description: Indian School Rd and Cotton Lane – Traffic Signal Improvements Notice is hereby given that RP PV VI LLC is accepting sealed bids to secure a qualified Contractor for the installation of full traffic signal at the intersection of Indian School Road and Cotton Lane. The project is located on Indian School Rd. west of SR303 and Cotton Lane in Goodyear Arizona. Pre-Bid Conference: Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 10:00 am PV303 Construction Offices – NWC of Indian School Rd. and SR303, Goodyear, AZ 85395 Solicitation Due Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 10:00 am PV303 Construction Offices - NWC of Indian School Rd. and SR303, Goodyear, AZ 85395 Published: West Valley View/Business, Sept. 5, 12, 2018 / 15074




PUBLIC NOTICE ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION 1. ENTITY TYPE: LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. 2. ENTITY NAME: D.Robles Trucking LLC. 3. FILE NUMBER: 1882635. 4. STATUTORY AGENT NAME AND ADDRESS: United States Corporation Agents, Inc 17470 N. Pacesetter Way Scottsdale AZ 85255. 5. ARIZONA KNOWN PLACE OF BUSINESS ADDRESS: 22701 N Black Canyon Hwy, Spc I1, Phoenix, AZ 85027. 6. DURATION: Perpetual 7. MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE: MemberManaged The names and addresses of all Members are: Member: Daniel Robles 22701 N Black Canyon Hwy, Spc I1, Phoenix, AZ 85027 Member: Kathy Robles - 22701 N Black Canyon Hwy, Spc I1, Phoenix, AZ 85027 Published in the West Valley View/Business Sept. 12, 19, 26, 2018 / 15233 Person Filing: JULIE L FOSHIE, Address: 471 W. LARONA LANE, TEMPE, AZ 85284, Telephone: (480)8936657 SUPERIOR COURT OF ARIZONA MARICOPA COUNTY, In the Matter of Estate of: Curtis Wilcox, an adult. Case Number PB 2018-091119 NOTICE OF CREDITORS OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND/OR INFORMAL PRO-BATE OF A WILL NOTICE IS GIVEN THAT: 1. PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: Julie L Foshie has been appointed Personal Representative of this Estate date 8/31/18, Address: 471 W Larona Ln, Tempe, AZ 85284: 2. DEADLINE TO MAKE CLAIMS. All persons having claims against the Estate are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or the claims will be forever barred. 3. NOTICE OF CLAIMS: Claims must be presented by deliver-ing or mailing a written statement of the claim to the Personal Representative at (address) 471 W Larona Ln, Tempe, AZ 85284 4. NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT. A copy of the Notice of Appoint-ment is attached to the copies of this document mailed to all known creditors. DATED: 9/7/18, /s/ Julie Foshie, Julie Foshie PUBLISHED: West Valley View/Business, Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 2018 / 15305





Desert Valley Palms, llc

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Cynthia (Benson) Traugott, EA

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Licensed, Bonded & Insured ROC #289066



30 Years Experience Owner – Operator


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Not a licensed contractor


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Don’t let your broken panes... Break your bank!!!


ESTABLISHED IN 2006 Providing service to people, not just machines.

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(623) 535-9611


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References Available

Not a licensed contractor

Weekly Year Round Service! No job too big or too small

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Arroyo Springs Landscape LLC

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Lic. / Est. 1981

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No Contracts • Payment Plans


Not a licensed contractor

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Licensed, Bonded & Insured

ROC Lic. #170982




Termite - Pest - Pigeon Pro’s


Not a licensed contractor



Not a licensed contractor

Javier 623-249-9395


Formerly Flatiron Landscaping & Design

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& SERVICE DIRECTORY Total Care Plumbing LLC Water Heaters from

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West Valley View: West September 12, 2018  
West Valley View: West September 12, 2018