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The 2018 Centennial football team poses with the 5A State Championship trophy. Story, page 17.

PUBLIC SAFETY....10 Arrest made in ATM robbery.

BUSINESS..............12 Mayor recognizes two businesses for their success.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT....15 Get your laughs at ABT comedy, ‘Menopause: The Musical.’


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City approves 90day pilot program for Bird scooters

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BY CAROLYN DRYER Peoria Times Executive Editor

The vote was not unanimous, but at 5-2, it was enough for Peoria City Council to pass a temporary ordinance establishing a 120-day pilot program for stand-up electric scooter sharing systems. Council also approved by a 5-2 vote a 90-day temporary operating agreement with Bird Rides Inc. The ordinance and agreement take effect within 30 days. Councilmembers Jon Edwards and Carlo Leone were the dissenting votes in both actions. The ordinance caps the Bird scooter fleet at 200 units with no more than three units deployed at any “nesting” location. For riders, the rules are fairly simple. The scooters must be ridden on sidewalks, and riders must dismount when see

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crossing a street. They must also yield to pedestrians and other users. Riders must be 18 years old and be a licensed motorized vehicle driver. The scooters are prohibited in traffic, bike lanes, paths and trails. In addition, there can be just one rider at a time; they must abide by all existing laws. No parking allowed in red/yellow curbs; in front of another’s private property; upright/parallel to curb at own property; speed limited to 12 mph or

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reasonable and prudent.

Program Elements

Data sharing requirements • Individual unit identifiers • Weekly reports • Protect rider personal identifying information • Deployment locations • Data expectations • Accuracy, validity and completeness of data –

Designated Deployment Area

Deployment Requirements • Locations as per ordinance • Pick up by 9 p.m., deploy no earlier than 6 a.m. Renderings courtesy city of Peoria

Bus stops are designated deployment areas for the scooters.

• Two-hour response to remove or relocate • Claim impounds within two business days


Program fees: • Application fee — $2,500 • Monthly enforcement fee — $2.50 per scooter • Relocation fee — $25 Bird Rides Inc. is required to keep its scooters in good working order, operDeployment locations ate a 24-hour customer service number – Arterial Routes and email address, post a notice of all regulations, and offer a city approved communication/education plan. Bird provides liability protection for the city and is required to provide insurance and indemnification. Bird is also required to defend and indemnify the city. Before using a scooter, riders also must agree to release and indemnify the city. Bird is required to maintain general liability and worker’s compensation insurance coverage. Councilmember Vicki Hunt said she favored the 120-day trial, saying, “They’re coming. Millennials use them. Go to Tempe. They’re not allowed on campus, but on the streets, you see flocks of them.” Councilmember Carlo Leone said there are already skateboards and bikes on the sidewalk. “Now you’re adding a problem,” Leone said. “No matter what, somebody will sue us.” Leone suggested dropping the ordinance and come up with something better.

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Scooters can be deployed on 83rd Avenue at Peoria Avenue, Cactus Road and Thunderbird Road.

Councilmember Jon Edwards was “not sold” on the ordinance or agreement. Vice Mayor Mike Finn said he would base his vote on data-based information. He voted for the 90-day pilot program, but asked residents to contact their councilmembers and let them know how they felt about the scooters. Mayor Cathy Carlat said she had received a variety of emails, saying the city is creating “an orderly system, putting regulations in place from the beginning. I completely support a system in place to find out what our citizens want.”

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BY VICKI HUNT Acacia District Councilmember City of Peoria

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau Four years ago a young couple came to my office to talk about an idea, actually a passion, they had for opening an arts facility in Old Town. I was ecstatic, and began helping and encouraging them to move forward. Sometimes dreams take a while to fulfill, but I’m happy to say that Melissa Zimmer and Scott Holmes have recently opened Iron Key Studios in the historic Hood Building on the corner of Washington St. and 83rd Avenue. It has not been an easy road they chose to follow, but their dream was strong and their tenacity paid off. After working for months with the City, rewriting ordinances, submitting plans, doing their due diligence, the building was no longer available to them. Disappointed, they opened their business in Peoria, but not in their dream location where they envisioned bringing the arts to Old Town as a catalyst in its vitalization. They became members of my Think Tank and bonded with other likeminded folks committed to building a strong core and seeing Old Town meet its potential as a thriving arts district

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Melissa Zimmer stands in the Iron Key Studios art gallery in Old Town Peoria. Zimmer and Scott Holmes are preparing the gallery for a grand opening in January.

where families can meet, either casually for a picnic in the park, or for our Food Truck Fridays and other events. They continued to finesse their dream, and never gave up on finding a place in Peoria’s core. In the meantime, the Old Town arts element began to grow, both with private and city investment. Axiom and Driftwood began offering public entertainment, with Lucidi’s Distillery serving as a destination, and Food Truck Fridays and Music on the Plaza drawing families on a regular basis. The couple never lost sight of their dream, and kept working to put a foundation under it. Then, sometimes when you least expect it, your opportunity emerges in the most unexpected way. The historic property on Washington St. became available. They jumped at the chance to open their business there, in

the most premiere location in Old Town. There is still much work to be donesecuring permanent licensing from the City, as well as adapting the old building for reuse as a complete arts facility. Melissa and Scott, after more than four years of hard work, opened their gallery, Iron Key Studios, in time for the Old Town Holiday Festival, and welcomed over 200 guests through the doors. Comments were enthusiastic: “Wow, didn’t know this was here”… ”This is beautiful”…”This was needed here, we’ll be back.” Their big plans continue with a First Friday Walk each month, including all Old Town businesses, on Jan. 4. This is truly a story of dreaming big, working towards that dream, and the tenacity to stick with it. Welcome to Melissa and Scott and Iron Key Studios.

Letters to the Editor Lesko’s survey results ‘skewed’

Just now many of us received Congresswoman Debbie Lesko’s newsletter in which she mentioned having held a Town Hall last week and the results of a survey of the participants. These results appear to be skewed. She reported “71 percent of those on the call do not support government-run healthcare, or ‘Medicare For All.’” Contrast this with “Six-in10 Americans say it is the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage” (See While it is possible CD8 is an outlier to the entire rest of the United States, unlikely as that is, I find the more reason-

able explanation is that Debbie Lesko cherry-picked the participants to obtain the result she wishes to have; begging the question why would our Congresswoman want to delude herself with fake statistics? So I called her Washington office to request future invitation to Town Halls so that we constituents may have an opportunity to ask the questions we need answered. The office told me indeed last week’s participants were “randomly” selected. I always thought a Town Hall was defined as a meeting open to the entire public. Please call her office right now (202-224-2235) and ask to be invited to future Town Halls. We cannot have our representative hiding from us. Richard L. Lavallee


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Well rounded Coyotes may be better in 2019 They say defenses win championships and for the 2018 Centennial Coyotes, they can now lay claim as possibly the greatest in the history of Arizona. While it may have seemed easy, Centennial head coach Richard Taylor said his team came into the game well prepared for the rematch from last season’s championship game against Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep. Last season Centennial topped Notre Dame 42-21 and this year it was even easier as the Coyotes cruised to a 60-7 victory for the back-to-back 5A State Championship victory. This defense is one of the top defenses in Arizona history after they had five shutouts on the season and in 11 of their 14 games, they allowed nine points or less. In fact, the most point they allowed was 19 in their season opening victory (42-19) over Queen Creek Casteel Aug. 17. After that, the defense allowed a total of 29 points in the final nine regular season games, including the five shutouts. “I have to tip my hat to the 2018 Cen-

COMMeNTaRY Darrell Jackson Peoria Times Editor tennial Coyotes defense as the greatest we have ever had, and that is really saying something,” said Centennial defensive coordinator Andrew Taylor after the victory. “And to any of the guys from past years, hey, I love you guys too and all those awesome defenses. But these guys broke the all-time (school) record (for points allowed in a season), and that’s something that everybody has to respect.” The defense did not allow a single point in the third quarter until the state title game when Notre Dame scored on a 58-yard touchdown pass, when the Coyotes already led 46-0. The defense had five turnovers, three interceptions by Eric Haney, one returned for a 39-yard touchdown, one by A.J. Jackson – returned


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40yards for a touchdown – and one by Eric Cirie Fields in the title game win. “I give credit to our coaches, especially to our team captains and our seniors. They kept everybody on even keel and doing what they were supposed to be doing,” head coach Richard Taylor said. “Our scouting report was 57 pages and our defensive coaches saw every single play that they ran offensively for the past two years. Haney knew exactly what they were doing. That’s why he got three picks and we had five.” Entering the playoffs, the Coyotes continued their dominance, rolling through the playoffs with a 49-10 first-round victory over Phoenix Sunnyslope, 55-7 quarterfinal victory over Vail Cienega and 48-13 semifinal victory over Gilbert Higley. “I think this had to have been the best game just because of the stadium that it was in, the stage it was on, how much mattered to actually play like that in a game like this state championship,” Jackson said. “All that hard work we put in all season, I wanted it to pay off and I just brought everything I had out here.” The Coyotes will have one more game together as they have been invited to play in the 2018 GEICO State Champions Bowl Series Dec. 22. “We will be playing in the GEICO Bowl,” Taylor said. “We aren’t sure of the opponent yet or the exact site, but we will be playing. They have several teams lined up and we had heard we would play Saint Louis School from Hawaii but apparently that’s not the case.” This is a team that literally can do no wrong on the field with a group that most people could probably not name the star player. Junior quarterback Jonathan Morris threw for 2,131 yards and 23 touchdowns with only six interceptions. Their leading receiver, Jackson, had 480 yards and eight touchdowns while four other players had more than 250 yards receiving (Haney433; Jeiel Stark 376; Dyelan Miller-341; Jaydin Young-281). The leading rusher, Tawee Walker, led the team with 931 yards and 17 touchdowns, but four other Coyotes (Young-606; Stark-503; Davon Fountain491; Morris-271) all had more than 250 rushing yards. As a team, more than 17 different players rushed the ball and eight

caught a pass on the season. Now, the future looks even stronger as 28 graduate from the back-to-back 5A Championship teams. Key losses are Stark, Walker, Fountain on offense and Fields, Kieran Clark, Dylan Wampler and Connor Knudsen on defense. While that may be good news for the Coyotes’ opponents, the bad news is this team does not rebuild, but rather it will reload for 2019. Morris returns for his third season at quarterback, Young and Marc Jacobs will return to run the ball and Haney Xavier Garcia will lead a (possibly) even stronger defense next season. The offensive line will return Zayden Ennis (6’2’’, 301 pounds), Caiden Miles (6’4’’, 300) and Oscar Abundis Jr. (6’6’’, 320) and Robert Skidmore (6’4’’, 295). Defensively they return defensive end Kaeden Miller (6’4’’, 215), middle linebacker D’angelo Jackson (6’3’’, 215), and linebacker Brad Young (6’2’’, 200) to lead a defense that will be focused on doing what they did this season. “Eric Haney is a great player and doesn’t really get the limelight sometimes. But he’s one of the best corners in the state,” Knudsen said after the Dec. 1 title game. And that doesn’t include any kids who may transfer in or incoming freshmen who could make a difference. As the team celebrated its title game repeat victory, eyes were already looking at 2019 as Morris said after the win while praising his defense. “Our offense has always known we’re good, we just had a defense that is amazing, so it’s hard to overlook them,” Morris said. “It’s not like I’m nervous (after winning back-to-back titles). I just have to do whatever I can in the offseason and make sure I get more accurate as a thrower and Monday we will all be back in the weight room.” How successful are the Coyotes? Even during a halftime contest, a Centennial fan was successful. Raul Aguilar, a freshman at Centennial, was selected to attempt a 40-yard field goal, which he did with two yards to spare, and he was awarded a $5,000 prize. That is how successful the Coyotes are; even their fans win when given the chance.

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Fans cheer on Centennial Coyotes BY DARRELL JACKSON Peoria Times Editor

As fans walked into Arizona State University Sun Devil Stadium Dec. 1 to see the 5A Championship game between Centennial and Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep, Coyotes fans were confident their team was headed toward a repeat state title. “This team just has a special feeling and I believe they are going to reward us fans with another title,” Peoria resident Jacob Skullens said. “I moved here about seven years ago, found this team by accident because I love high school sports, and have been a huge fan since.” They were not disappointed as the Coyotes used a dominating defense and balanced offense in cruising to a 60-7 victory over Notre Dame Prep for Centennial’s fourth title in the past five seasons. “I had a lot of respect for Notre Dame,” Centennial head coach Richard Taylor said after the win. “Everything they were doing was fundamentally sound and those kids never quit. I’ve been on the other end of that, where you prepare very hard but the other team gets momentum and you just can’t get it stopped.” During halftime, as the Coyotes were ahead 39-0, fans were ready to celebrate another win. “This has been just a dominating game so far,” Skullens said “Unbelievable, that is the only thing I can say. This

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Senior running back Tawee Walker kneels before the start of the 5A state title football game against Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep Dec. 1 at Arizona State University Sun Devil Stadium.

team could probably compete with some college teams; that is how good they are playing.” Taylor added that the coaches had the perfect game plan and the kids were ready for a battle. “Our defensive coaches saw every single play that they ran offensively for the past two years. (Junior cornerback) Eric Haney knew exactly what they were doing,” Taylor

said. “That is why he got three picks. Our offensive coordinator Ian Comes worked really hard, and I think he had a pretty good idea of what he felt was going to work.” Taylor said his assistant coaches had the perfect game plan for the Coyotes title game rematch against the Saints. “Our coaches prepared so hard, our scouting report was 57 pages,” Taylor said “I know the defense watched every single play that they (Notre Dame) ran for the last two years. I saw 60 plays and said, ‘I got the idea.’ But that wasn’t enough for them. They were going to watch every single play.” As the players celebrated on the field, the excitement was best summed up by senior A. J. Jackson. “This is definitely sweeter just because I’m a senior,” Jackson said. “Not only that, but I helped my team out a lot on the field and this team is so close and we are all like brothers.” After the trophy presentation, Skullens said he is eager for next season to get started to watch the Coyotes’ chance for a three-peat. “How long before next season starts and I get to watch this team again,” Skullens said. “It is just an amazing thing to watch the excitement on the kids’ faces when they get that trophy. I cannot wait until next season already.”


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PUSD’s MET Professional Academy students host 1 Million Cups event

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Peoria Chamber of Commerce CEO Guy Erickson stands with Peoria Unified’s MET Professional Academy students and their instructor during the 1 Million Cups event Nov. 28 at the school.

Peoria Unified’s MET Professional Academy students, in partnership with Arizona State University Entrepreneurship + Innovation, participated in hearing entrepreneurial business pitches in an event called 1 Million Cups. The West Valley chapter of 1 Million Cups from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation program hosted the event Nov. 28 at the Medical Engineering Technology (MET) Professional Academy, 11200 N. 83rd Ave., in Old Main. Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012. It is a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. 1 Million Cups is open to everyone and designed to encourage people in every stage of the entrepreneurial journey to participate. Students in the MET Professional

Academy pitched a project aimed at using robotic surveillance to reduce the amount of human risk in an active threat situation to public schools. Cameras often have blind spots and with the ability to maneuver and climb floors, it will help responders and school staff to locate and describe the threat and any students who are outside the classroom. Students work alongside business professionals, solving real-world problems and approach projects with an entrepreneurial mindset. MET is also in the process of expanding to further leverage its programmatic focus on entrepreneurship and bioscience. The first presenter was Motion Warriors, the West Valley inventor on YouTube. Community leaders and industry experts alongside education partners and students came together to hear the entrepreneur pitch. After their 10-minute, high-energy pitch, the entire audience provided them with feedback and resources through Q&A.


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Annual holiday festival shines in Old Town BY DARRELL JACKSON Peoria Times Editor

As presented, the 30th annual Old Town Holiday Festival, thousands of attendees gave high praise to the annual event. “I have been coming to this for about 10 years, and it really does seem to get better every year,” Peoria resident Gay Brown said. “This was so much fun for my grandchildren who loved the free crafts and snacks to sample.” The event featured live entertainment, Santa taking pictures with kids,

inflatable bounce houses, numerous rides for kids, as well as free crafts and cookie decorating. There were tons of snow dumped downtown where kids could play in the white stuff and the biggest attraction, besides the rides and crafts. “With Glendale Glitters begin to reduce in size, that makes this one here even better,” Brown said. “My grandkids used to love Glitters; now they said they would rather come here and we will be back again next year.” see

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Festival attendees got into the spirit quickly during their visit to Old Town Peoria, with the smell of food wafting through the air, including roasted almonds, kettle corn and numerous different food trucks. Many shoppers found unique gifts at the Craft Market, where several vendors were displaying a wide variety of handcrafted and specialty items from around the West Valley along with local entertainment that was showcased on a stage. Attendees were quick to show their support for the annual event. “This is just an amazing event and I love coming here every year,” Surprise resident Jonathan O’Malley said. “They seem to outdo themselves every year and now this is just the perfect holiday event to come to.”

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Above, a tractor is decorated with lights and holiday themed items for visitors to the 2018 Peoria Old Town Holiday festival to take a free ride around the downtown area Nov. 30. Left, Santa Claus waves to the crowd as he arrives to the 2018 Peoria Old Town Holiday Festival aboard a Peoria Fire Truck.

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Arrest made in ATM robbery A man suspected of robbing a woman at a local ATM has been arrested. According to a police spokesperson, Benny Manuel Garcia, 37, of Peoria was arrested Nov. 29 for robbing a woman by knifepoint at an ATM parking lot at 9260 W. Northern Ave. The victim was in her vehicle conducting a transaction at the ATM on the evening of Nov. 20, when Garcia, who was on foot, approached her and demanded money at knifepoint. The suspect stole the victim’s wallet and its contents, police said. According to the police spokesperson, Garcia was fled the scene in a small grey hatchback vehicle.

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According to a police spokesperson, officers and firefighters responded to the accident just before noon Dec. 2 near milepost 2 and New River Road on reports of a collision. The spokesperson said the boy was riding his dirt bike in the desert when he was involved in a collision, reportedly with a sand dune buggy-style off-road vehicle. The victim was airlifted by helicopter to a local hospital with serious injuries. The police spokesperson said the boy was removed from the intensive care unit in stable condition Dec. 3 and is expected to recover.

Peoria pharmacist sentenced to 10 years in prison for illegal activity

A local pharmacist was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison after a federal investigation found her part of illegal distribution of opioids. Peoria pharmacist Vilawoe Aku Boadu, 39, was sentenced in U.S. District

Court Nov. 29 to 120 months in prison. A Phoenix pharmacist, Zinka Sisic, 30, who was a pharmacy technician for Boadu, was also sentenced to four years in prison. They were both convicted of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and conspiracy to launder money involved in drug trafficking. According to a spokesperson, the two used two pharmacies owned by Boadu, Scottsdale Health Pharmacy and V-Estrella Pharmacy, to process fake prescriptions and distributed more than 200,000 oxycodone and hydrocodone tablets to patients. The two also illegally provided other suspects with 100-count bottles of illegal prescriptions directly and also diverted 13 gallons of promethazine with codeine and more than 5,000 alprazolam pills. Michael Karron Holley, 32, and Julian Thomas Petty, 27, were also convicted in the case with Holley sentenced to eight years and Petty sentenced to five years in prison.


Granddaughter who possibly saved grandfather’s life to be recognized On Nov.14, approximately 4:30 in the afternoon, Rayne and Adyson Ordway were being driven home from school by their grandfather. While en route home, 11-year-old Rayne and her younger sister noticed that their grandfather was going the wrong way and was not answering questions appropriately. Miraculously, Rayne managed to talk her grandfather into pulling over and called 911. While on the phone with dispatch, Rayne explained their grandfather is a diabetic and may be having a diabetic emergency. Upon arrival, Engine 196 paramedics found the patient unresponsive. The car was in the middle of a four-lane road with the vehicle still running and in drive. The patient was treated by Engine 196 paramedics for hypoglycemia where he later become coherent and was able to answer all questions appropriately. Peoria Fire-Medical will be recognizing these two remarkable young ladies for their quick recognition, talking their grandfather into getting off the road and calling 911. Their actions may have saved their grandfather’s life and their own. Additionally, their actions may have saved other lives and property in the immediate area of the incident. Recognition ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at Fire Station 196, 28251 N. El Mirage Road.






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The Cabin: Mayor’s Restaurant of the Month

Mayor Cathy Carlat awarded The Cabin Whiskey & Grill as the Mayor’s Restaurant of the Month for November 2018. Nearly four years ago, The Cabin opened its doors at Park West, a modern and ever-improving lifestyle plaza at the Loop 101 at Northern Avenue. After a successful career serving our country and as a firefighter at Luke Air Force Base, Preston Walden’s leap into the restaurant business came through the support of his mother, Michelle Formanack, and by joining forces with long-time restaurateur Eddie Zeilstra, who brings with him more than 23 years in the business. By combining their diverse and service-based backgrounds, Walden and Zeilstra have created a restaurant that is open and cozy, yet perfectly suited for

those ready to revel alongside friends. A large fireplace anchors the restaurant, while expansive pine tables contribute to the woodland décor. Custom artwork, such as the large stencil portrait of Abraham Lincoln, which was hand-painted by Walden, creates a uniquely American ambiance. Offering one of the largest dining patios in Peoria, the outside “yard” is a popular destination. The area features open space for guests to play games and dance, while enjoying the live music and DJ’s who offer entertainment on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. With this set-up, it’s no surprise the Bird Gang fan club has made The Cabin their regular spot to cheer on the Cardinals. While the weekends often bring out those looking to celebrate, expect

What is a valid receipt? Each year, the Manistee Justice Court hears thousands of eviction actions. The scope of an eviction action is generally quite narrow and usually involves a disagreement about whether or not the rent was paid. When this type of disagreement arises, the first thing I ask for is a valid receipt of payment. Frequently, as a receipt, I am provided with only a stub from a money order, unfortunately this does not prove that payment was made. It only proves where the money order was purchased. The tenant is usually disappointed when I tell them that this does not prove that the rent was paid or who it was paid to. A valid receipt shows several things, such as who the rent was paid to, how much the payment was for, the date it was paid and the signature of the person who received it. A cancelled check is a


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perfect receipt or a written receipt that includes all of the necessary information. Even a photocopy of a money order signed and dated by the manager will work. Many property management companies use computer programs that allow tenants to pay online. When you make a payment online, be sure to go online the next day and make sure it was credited properly. If it was not credited, contact your manager immediately. There is no need to wait several weeks into the eviction process see ReCeIpT ON 13

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Mayor Cathy Carlat is shown with the owners of The Cabin after presenting them with the Mayor’s Restaurant of the Month award.

to see a diverse crowd throughout the week; such as women playing checkers alongside families and business professionals. Also diverse is the menu. With everything from Black Angus burgers to seafood entrees, specialties like the BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs and GarlicButter Glazed Flat Iron Steak round out

the cabin vibe that Walden and Zeilstra have mastered. For location, menu, and event information, including Military Monday specials, visit www.cabinwest. com. Residents are encouraged to stay up to date with Mayor Carlat by following her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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Todd Whittaker Drywall: Mayor’s Business of the Month

Mayor Cathy Carlat announces Todd Whittaker Drywall Inc. (TWD) as the Mayor’s Business of the Month for November 2018. Ranked as the No. 1 Full-Service Remodeler in Arizona for the third year in a row by Remodeling Magazine, TWD has served the Peoria community with repair and remodeling services for more than 20 years. At the helm of the family-owned business is Todd Whittaker and his wife, Jamie. Their warmhearted personalities remain humble, while confidently demonstrating the expertise and professionalism that customers expect when undertaking home improvement projects. Although TWD’s original specialty was drywall and repairs, the business has grown considerably over the years and it now serves as a one-stop-shop for all design, build, and remodel needs. Whittaker credits TWD’s success

to its customer-centric service model and it is something he is proud to say is shared by the more than 40 experienced craftsman and office professionals that TWD employs. The team is welcoming and neighborly, and ready to walk homeowners through every aspect of the design and remodel process. Helping achieve this is the full-service showroom designed to inspire, and features hundreds of surface and product types. Setting TWD apart is a commitment to five-star customer service and expert artistry. Also setting the TWD team apart is its commitment to community involvement. TWD has been honored to perform on projects for Building Homes for Heroes, an organization dedicated to supporting our veterans by building or modifying homes to meet their needs. Since this partnership, TWD has led improvements on two homes in honor and support of the men and women who have courageously served our country.

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Mayor Cathy Carlat presents the Business of the Montha award to Todd Whittaker Drywall owners Todd and Jamie Whittaker.

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to come to court to point out that there was an error giving the manager a chance to fix it. If the property manager does not want to give you the proper credit, that is where the courts come into play. Bring everything to court that you have to include a checking account statement showing that the money was taken out of your account. Do not forget to redact any information on the checking account statement that you do not want made part of the public record. On a side note, a tenant cannot refuse to pay rent if certain things in the apartment do not work, (i.e. an air conditioner) this is called “rent strike.” However, the law does allow you certain remedies in the Landlord Tenant Act that you should be familiar with. Lesson from the bench: Always get valid receipt; it will help the judge reach a fair decision.



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Arts& & Entertainment Entertainment Arts Covering the Holidays: Collection of Arizona Highways covers Covering the December Holidays: Collection

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The first holiday compilation For the past 80 years, Arizona Highways magazine has celebrated produced by Arizona Highways, pubthe holidays with a special cover for lished by the Arizona Department of its December edition. In a new book, Transportation, the book also is availthe world-renowned magazine is able at The first holiday compilation For the past 80 years, Arizona Stieve, who edited the compilation, celebrating its history of memorable by Arizona Highways, pubHighways will speak at theproduced following book-signDecember covers. magazine has celebrated events: “Covering the Holidays: De- ing the holidays with The a special cover for lished by the Arizona Department of cember Cover Collection from Ariits December edition. In a new book, Transportation, the book also is avail• 1 p.m. Dec. 8, Barnes and Noble, zona Highways: 1938-2017” is available at world-renowned magazine is St. 10500 N. 90th in Scottsdale able at the all Arizona Costco locations; • 7 p.m. Dec. 12,Stieve, Barnes and NobleBarnescelebrating and Noble stores in Peoria, who edited the compilation, its history of memorable Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma and Flagstaff; Arrowhead, 7685 W. Bell Road in will speak at the following book-signDecember covers. and Changing Hands Bookstore loca- Peoria “Covering the Holidays: The De- ing events: tions in Phoenix and Tempe. Founded “Over the past Cover eight decades, some from cember Collection Ari- in 1925, Arizona Highof the West’s best photographers and ways is dedicated to promoting travel • 1 p.m. Dec. 8, Barnes and Noble, zona Highways: 1938-2017” is availartists have collaborated to create to and through the state of Arizona. In N.known 90th St. able at all Arizona Costco addition locations; to the 10500 magazine for in Scottsdale Arizona Highways’ many December spectacular photography, covers,” Arizona Highways • 7 p.m. Dec. 12, Barnes and NobleBarnes and Noble Editor stores in Peoria, landscape Robert Stieve said. “From illustrated Arizona Highways publishes travel Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma and Flagstaff; Arrowhead, 7685 W. Bell Road in cowboys to a Christmas tree in An- guides, calendars and other products. Peoria Changing Handscover Bookstore loca- has The magazine subscribers in all telope and Canyon, each holiday 50 states and more than 100 countries. is memorable collectible. tions inand Phoenix andNow, Tempe. they’re together in a beautifully de- Learn more at ArizonaHighways. Founded in 1925, Arizona High“Over the past eight decades, some com. signed coffee table book.”

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‘Menopause: The Musical’ returns to Arizona Broadway Theatre Tickets on sale now for Jan. 4 to 12 show run Back by popular demand, the international hit show “Menopause: The Musical” returns to Arizona Broadway Theatre for a limited run, January 4-12, 2019. “Menopause: The Musical” is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.” Now celebrating 16 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, “Menopause: The Musical” has evolved as a “grassroots movement” of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead. Set in a department store, four women meet while shopping for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale. After noticing similarities with one another, the cast jokes about their woeful

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“Menopause: The Musical” was created as a celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of “The Change.”

hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain and much more. These women form a sisterhood and unique bond with the entire audience as they rejoice in celebrating that menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage.” Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, “Menopause: The Musical” was created as a celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of “The Change.” The laughter-filled 90-minute production gets audience members out of their seats and singing along to parodies from classic pop songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Tickets are now on sale, and can be purchased online at azbroadway. org or by calling the ABT Box Office at 623-776-8400. Group discounts for 12-plus groups are also available by calling ABT Group Reservations at 623-374-6092.


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‘Mixed Company’ returns to Birt’s Bistro Dec. 7 Benevilla continues to be the place for live entertainment in the Northwest Valley. Birt’s Bistro restaurant “Happy Hour” free concerts continue 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7 as “Mixed Company” returns with its special musical mix of jazz and standards. Birt’s will feature its popular “Happy Hour” promotions. During concert times, specials are available on appetizers, food, and refreshments. While at Birt’s Bistro, patrons can study the artwork on the walls of the restaurant, browse the unique creations from local artists in Birt’s Boutique or thumb through the hundreds of used books on sale for $1 in Birt’s Bookstore. B i r t ’s B i s t r o i s o n t h e m a i n Benevilla campus at the Hellen & John M. Jacobs Independence Plaza, 16752 N. Greasewood St. in Surprise. There are no advance reservation, so getting there early is recommended. Birt’s Bistro will

be closed to the public Dec. 8 for a private event. Birt’s Bistro is a social enterprise. Every purchase at Birt’s helps to fund Benevilla programs and services. Birt’s Bistro is building community, one plate at a time. All musicians are Benevilla volunteers. Birt’s also has a private dining room, full catering menu and offers the entire facility for dining and private catered events? Started by the community and for the community in 1981, Benevilla is a not-for-profit family services agency dedicated to enriching the lives of West Valley residents by providing care services for older adults, adults with disabilities, children, and families. For more information about services, volunteer opportunities, to take a tour or make a donation to Benevilla, call 623-584-4999 or visit



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Hillcrest Dance & Social Club offers full winter calendar Get in the swing at the Hillcrest Dance Club. The lineup of entertainers will put you “In the Mood.” See full schedule below. Come early at 6:15 p.m. to participate in the optional free dance lessons (with paid admission). From 7 to 9:30 p.m., performers will provide live music. Cost is $4 members; $6 guests. Dances are held every Saturday night throughout the year. The groups providing live dance music for the coming weeks are: • Dec. 15: Bobby Freeman & Charlene • Dec. 22; Michael & Manuel – Holiday dance; semi-formal • Dec. 29: Swing Memories Big Band (18 piece) • Jan. 5: Easy Sounds • Jan. 12: Bobby Freeman & Charlene (New/used shoe sale) • Jan. 19: Midnight Moon • Jan. 26; Michael Carollo & Dan Schultz – Black & White Ball; semi-formal, reservation required, $25 members, $30 guests For the semi-formal dances, ladies

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are asked to dress to impress; jackets and ties are preferred for the men. Dances are held at the R.H. Johnson Social Hall, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd, Sun City West. The free dance lesson for December is the East Coast Swing; for January it will be the Cha Cha. For more information, visit the website at

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December 2018

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Peoria Chamber hosts Christmas Tree Contest

The Peoria Chamber of Commerce is hosting the P83 Christmas Tree Decorating Contest beginning Monday December 3rd and culminating on Friday Night December 14th with the selection of the 2018 Decorating winner. The Friday evening event will be held in the parking lot of Arrowhead Harley Davidson and will feature Dickens costumed Carolers, the Merchant Christmas trees on display for judging with Santa & Mrs. Claus in attendance for the family’s enjoyment. Vendor tables are available for anyone interested in show casing their products or services. The Chamber and the participating P83 businesses are sponsoring the event to support 15 families from the Peoria Unified School District this holiday season. Each decorated Christmas tree will be delivered to a family the day after the event by Chamber member College Hunks Moving Company. The Chamber is also collecting toys, clothing and donations to fulfill the wish lists from the 41 children in our 15 families. If you, your family or your business would like to support our endeavors, visit the Peoria Chamber

website at and select a sponsorship level. The P83 businesses participating are: Arrowhead

Harley Davidson, Hooters, Moon Saloon, The Social on 83rd, Chick-Fil-A, Corporate America Family Credit Union, Farmers Insurance, Bubbas 33, Modern Round, Bank 34, The Peoria Diamond Club and Huntington University. Customers visiting any of the participating merchants will be given a Contest Christmas Card and encouraged to visit each of the businesses between December 3rd to December 14th to view each tree and have their card stamped from the merchant. Customers then bring the card to the Harley Davidson parking lot the night of December 14th between 5:30 and 8:30 to vote for their favorite tree. All cards containing a stamp from every participating merchant will be entered in a drawing to win a $200 gift card for holiday shopping. Santa will be cruising the P83 area on his scooter throughout the evening welcoming people to join us and vote for their favorite tree. For any additional information or to donate or purchase a sponsorship call the Chamber office at 623-979-3601.

Member Spotlight

Corporate America Family Credit Union (CAFCU) is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative that provides cost-effective financial services to members from small towns to big cities across the country. After more than 75 years in business, CAFCU has grown into a financially sound credit union that empowers our members with consistently lower loan rates, higher savings yields and low- or no-cost services. CAFCU serves over 67,000 members in all 50 states as well as internationally. At CAFCU, we focus on partnering with area businesses to offer credit union membership to their employees at no cost. Adding this valuable benefit

allows your organization to offer shortterm financial products and services in addition to your comprehensive longterm financial benefits such as 401k or pension plans. Businesses in partnership with CAFCU will also have a dedicated credit union representative as a liaison to take charge of most aspects of the partnership. A partnership with CAFCU requires zero cost, little time, and minimal effort. To add us to your benefits package please contact Michael Nunziato, Branch Manager of CAFCU’s Peoria branch, at michael.nunziato@cafcu. org or visit our branch at 8337 West Bell Road in Peoria. We look forward to seeing you.

Adam T. Cary, CPA PC officially opened our Peoria practice 2 years ago, but have over 30 years of combined experience working with small and medium-sized businesses and business owners. Our goal is to help business owners pay the least amount of tax that is legally possible each year. We do that by being proactive in tax planning and providing a high level of customer service. Adam is an Arizona native, graduated from Grand Canyon University in 1995, has been in public accounting his entire career, and along with his wife and four boys, has been a Peoria resident for almost 15 years. Adam strives to be a

CPA that his clients desire building a long-lasting relationship with. Every client is treated with honor, integrity, and respect. We will sit with each client and answer their questions fully to have them understand their own unique situation. Our firm has experienced huge growth this past year, and we feel that being a part of the Peoria Chamber of Commerce is a great way for us to meet other business owners, help their businesses grow, and serve our community as a whole. Please visit us at: or call (623) 412-9169. You can also visit our office located at 8663 W. Union Hills, Suite 401.


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New Members Belmontez Construction Agustin Belmontez 9299 W. Olive Ave. #505 Peoria, AZ 85345 accounting@belmontezconstruction. net Guild Mortgage Company Julie Piccione 16150 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Drive, #195 Peoria, AZ 85382

Kawaii Sushi and Asian Cuisine Kelly Tu 8385 W. Deer Valley Road, #114 Peoria, AZ 85382 MJC Automotive Inc. Michael Conroy 16071 N. 76th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Nation’s First Financial 11327 W. Bell Road, Suite 100 Surprise, AZ 85378

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Pioneer Title Agency Dwight Campbell 9710 W. Happy Valley Road, Suite F-101 Peoria, AZ 85383

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Peoria Chamber welcomes Medisolutions, located in My Office Business Suites, 14050 N. 83rd Ave., Ste. 290, Peoria

A big Chamber welcome to Corporate America Family Credit Union, located 8337 W. Bell Road, #102, Peoria

Peoria Chamber celebrates with Staples Office Superstore, located at 7865 W. Bell Road, Peoria on their new Chamber membership.

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December Calendar of Events Register for Peoria Chamber of Commerce events at December Membership Orientation P83 Christmas Contest Dec. 10 — 3 to 4:30 p.m. Peoria Chamber of Commerce 8385 W. Mariners Way, Suite 3 Peoria, AZ 85382

Connecting the Chamber & Community - The Haymaker Dec. 11 — 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Haymaker Restaurant 24762 N. Lake Pleasant Pkwy Peoria, AZ 85383

Peoria Chamber of Commerce Christmas Luncheon Dec. 12 — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Social on 83rd 8350 W. Paradise Lane Peoria, AZ 85382

Ribbon Cutting - Codobe

Dec. 13 — 5 to 6 p.m. Codobe 12211 W. Bell Road, Suite 107 Surprise, AZ 85378

Dec. 14— 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Arrowhead Harley Davidson 16130 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Drive Peoria, AZ 85382

Ribbon Cutting - Ryno Family Chiropractic

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Dec. 21 — 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Peoria Chamber of Commerce 8385 W. Mariners Way, Suite 3 Peoria, AZ 85382

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Chamber members can receive discounted advertising rates in the “Peoria Progress.” Contact Connie Williams, Advertising Manager/ Sales, “Peoria Times,” at 623-847-4601.

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Coyotes cruise to fourth title in five years with 60-7 victory over Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep BY DARRELL JACKSON Peoria Times Editor

Four football titles in the past five years show why the Centennial Coyotes are one of the best programs in Arizona. The 2018 team may have been the best in Arizona high school history. Centennial used five interceptions, a dominating defense and a wide variety of offense in cruising to a 60-7 victory over Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep Dec. 1 at Arizona State University Sun Devil Stadium. The victory completed the third Coyotes undefeated championship season as they won their seventh state championship, all in the past 13 years. “I give credit to our coaches, especially to our team captains and our seniors,” Centennial head coach Richard Taylor said. “They kept everybody on even keel and doing what they were supposed to be doing.” The Coyotes, whose defense allowed 48 points in the regular season, could be one of the best teams in state history. “2006 may argue that they were the

most dominant and you know, they’re old guys now and they come back and say, ‘Coach, nobody was better than we were, right?’” Taylor said. “This team played pretty well all year long. We were able to open up the playbook more offensively, defensively and on special teams. Everything that we ask of them coaches would say, ‘I don’t know if they can do that.’ One coach would speak up and say they could. We would try it, put it in and they did that. They accomplished every task we asked of them.” Centennial used a 32-point second quarter and the defense held Notre Dame Prep to negative-five yards rushing and 90 total first half yards in claiming the title. After Notre Dame Prep moved the ball on their opening drive down to the Centennial 29-yard-line, Saints quarterback Jake Farrell dropped back and was pressured by the Coyotes’ Connor Knudsen and fired a pass that was picked off by Eric Cire Fields. Three plays later on offense, Centennial quarterback Jonathan Morris see

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dropped back to pass, raced up the middle before cutting outside and raced down the sideline 64 yards for the opening touchdown. “We started quick and scored on our first drive after the defense made a big stop off a Notre Dame drive,” Morris said. “I actually was looking for a pass, but was able to get away and got a couple of blocks to get into the open on that opening touchdown.” As the two teams struggled early, A.J. Jackson changed that early in the second quarter to start the rout. “Yeah, those scores were deflating, but so is every other score we give up,” Notre Dame Head Coach George Prelock said. The Coyotes defense forced Notre Dame to punt to open the second quarter and Jake Smith hit a high punt that Jackson grabbed out of the air at the 12-yard line with a slew of Saints around him. He took the ball, raced up the middle before cutting outside and racing down the sideline, before cutting across the field at the Notre Dame 20-yard line.

With one defender to beat, he stutterstepped and stiff armed the defender and waltz into the end zone for an 88-yard punt return. “I was going to call for a fair catch, then changed my mind at the last second,” Jackson said. “I was able to get a bunch of blocks and some holes to get into the end zone.” Thirty seconds later, on the ensuing Notre Dame drive, Farrell fired a pass that Jackson stepped in front of and rumbled 23 yards for another touchdown and the countdown to the title was on. “I think this had to have been the best game just because of the stadium that it was in, the stage it was on, how much mattered to actually play like that in a game like this state championship,” Jackson said. “All that hard work we put in all season, I wanted it to pay off and I just brought everything I had out here.” Jackson would get the hat-trick in scoring with 47 seconds left in the first half when, from the Notre Dame 24-yard see

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line, Morris dropped back to pass and rolled to his left looking deep before dishing off a short pass to Jackson. As he grabbed the pass, Jackson escaped three defenders and rumbled into the end zone for a receiving touchdown to put the Coyotes up 39-0 at halftime. “This means the world to me, to be able to give my team momentum like that and be that much of a contributor after all the work I put in in the offseason and tearing my meniscus, I didn’t know how this season would go,” Jackson said. “I am glad it turned out like this and it is an amazing feeling to be champion again.” Morris connected on six of 14 passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for 73 more yards and a touchdown as the Coyotes pounded out 356 total yards to Notre Dame’s 273. Eric Haney had three interceptions, including a 35-yard returned for a touchdown in the third quarter. The Coyotes’ 60 points was the most in an Arizona state title game, but they held that record for about four hours

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when Chandler scored 65 in their 6A title game victory later in the day. Possibly the best team in Arizona history, the Coyotes will have one more opportunity to show their dominance as they were selected to play in the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series Dec. 22 against a team to be announced. “We will be playing in the GEICO Bowl,” Taylor said. “We aren’t sure of the opponent yet or the exact site, but we will be playing.” The 2018 GEICO State Champions Bowl Series will feature high school football state champions competing against one another in two separate matchups. Games will be played at 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. and televised nationally live on ESPNU. Participants will be announced after state champions have been crowned in mid-December. Chandler defeated Miami (Florida) Northwestern 55-20 last season and Taylor said he is eager to give the team one more chance to play together. “We like to give our kids the opportunity to play against outstanding talent,” Taylor said. “That way, they can judge see

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where they’re at and college recruiters get a good look at them.” Taylor added winning titles never gets old to him. “It never gets tiring looking at the kids’ faces after they win a championship,” Taylor said. “They will remember this day the rest of their lives.” CENTENNIAL 60, NOTRE DAME PREP 7 CENTENNIAL 07 32 07 60 NOTRE DAME 00 00 07 00 07 FIRST QUARTER C – Jonathan Morris 64 run (Juaquin Rodriguez), 6:58 SECOND QUARTER C – A.J. Jackson 88 punt return (Rodriguez kick), 11:39 C – Jackson 35 interception return (Rodriguez kick), 11:13 C – Dyelan Miller 20 pass from Morris (Rodriguez kick), 6:25 C – Rodriguez 22 FG, 3:38 C – Jackson 24 pass from Morris (Miller pass from Elijah Brooks), 0:47 THIRD QUARTER C – Eric Haney 35 interception return (Rodriguez kick), 8:08 ND – Zack Gray 58 pass from Jake Farrell (Griffen Chewning kick), 2:25 C – Jaydin Young 34 run (Rodriguez kick), 1:45 FOURTH QUARTER C – Brendon James 3 run (Rodriguez kick), 3:28 PLAYER STATS PASSING (cmp-att-int-yards-td) – NOTRE DAME PREP – Jake Farrell 20-41-5-218-1. CENTENNIAL – Jonathan Morris 6-13-2-90-2, Tawee Walker 0-1-0-0-0, Davon Fountain 1-1-0-5-0. RECEIVING (rec-yards-td) – NOTRE DAME – Jake Smith 6-42-0, Zack Gray 3-69-1, Dominick Mastro 3-44-0, Luke Roberts 3-26-0, Zack Seigel 2-12-0, Robby Brodar 2-11-0, Grayson Fleitz 1-14-0. CENTENNIAL – Dyelan Miller 2-31-1, A.J. Jackson 2-29-1, Jaydin Young 1-20-0, Jeiel Stark 1-5-0, Jacob Leiva 1-5-0. RUSHING (att-yards-td) – NOTRE DAME – Dominick Mastro 16-46-0, Zack Seigel 2-15-0, Briggs Moore 3-9-0, Jake Smith 1-(-2)-0, Jake Farrell 1-(-13)-0. CENTENNIAL – Jonathan Morris 3-731, Tawee Walker 7-63-0, Jaydin Young 4-56-1, Davon Fountain 4-46-0, Eric Haney 1-14-0, Marc Jacob 3-12-0, Daxson Lindholm 1-6-0, Jeiel Stark 1-(-2)-0, Tyler Hovatter 1(-2)-0. 14

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A mistake that clarified the ‘myth-take’ Here is a true story I think you will enjoy by an unknown author about Christmas. Read and enjoy. Each December, I vowed to make Christmas a calm and peaceful experience. I had cut back on nonessential obligations - extensive card writing, endless baking, decorating, and even overspending. Yet still, I found myself exhausted, unable to appreciate the precious family moments, and of course, the true meaning of Christmas. My son, Nicholas, was in kindergarten that year. It was an exciting season for a six-year-old. For weeks, he’d been memorizing songs for his school’s ‘Winter Pageant.’ I didn’t have the heart to tell him I’d be working the night of the production. Unwilling to miss his shining moment, I spoke with his teacher. She assured me there would be a dress rehearsal the morning of the presentation. All parents unable to attend that evening were welcome to come then. Fortunately, Nicholas seemed happy with the compromise. So, the morning of dress rehearsal, I filed in and found a spot on the cafeteria floor and sat down. Around the room, I saw several other parents quietly scampering to their seats. As I waited, the students were led into the room. Each class, accompanied

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Jim Hendricks in concert at Bellevue Heights Acclaimed pianist Jim Hendricks will be in concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at Bellevue Heights Church, 9440 W. Hutton Drive, Sun City. Admission is free, and everyone is invited. In 25 years of ministry, Hendricks has performed in more than 1,400 churches and has 14 piano recordings. Hendricks’ arrangements of traditional gospel and contemporary Christian music are characterized by unmatched technical skills and passion. People of all ages are attracted to the fun, humor, energy and variety of his concerts. In earlier days, Hendricks performed with such notables as Dave Brubeck, Della Reese, Jack Jones, Louie Bellson, the Glenn Miller band, and others. He has performed on TV, participated in international piano competitions, and

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PUBLIC NOTICE SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) FILED SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE, FEB 21 2018 C. MUNDO NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): Additional Parties Attachment form is attached. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): MiJo Investments, LP, a California limited partnership; Richard T. Blowers, as Trustee of the Blowers Family Dated January 18, 2005 . NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. 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Horetz, an Individual; Joshua Tree Associates, a Joint Venture; Crafton Investments, Inc., a California corporation; ANW Inc., a Delaware Corporation; TEK Corp.; Universal Rockwell Corporation (formerly known as Harbason Oil Corporation, a Nevada Corp); Universal Rockwell Corporation- California, a Utah corporation qualifying to do business in the State of California, with office located in City of Monterey Park, County of Los Angeles, State of California; Harbason Oil Corporation, currently known as Universal Rockwell, Inc., a Nevada Corporation, with a principal office located in the City of Carson City, State of Nevada; and all persons unknown, claiming any legal or equitable right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the property described in this Complaint adverse to Plaintiffs’ title, or any cloud upon Plaintiffs’ title thereto; and DOES 1 - 100, Published: Times Publications: East Valley Tribune - Gilbert Sun News - Scottsdale Progress Ahwatukee Foothills News | SanTan Sun News Lovin' Life After 50 | Lovin' Life in Tucson The Breeze | The View | The Groves College Times | The Entertainer! 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PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PROPOSALS FOR 2019-2020 On January 2, 2019, the City will begin accepting proposals for the use of HOME Program, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and General Fund Not-for-Profit funds for the July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 period of funding. The City anticipates receiving CDBG funds of approximately $850,000 and a HOME Program allocation of approximately $220,000. The exact allocations will not be determined until finalized by the Federal Government. The City also anticipates General Fund monies of $241,500 to be available. The proposal submission deadline for agencies who wish to utilize these funds is January 28, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Funds are anticipated to be available in July 2019 for General Fund programs and October 2019 for Federal programs. All applicants will be required to submit proposals utilizing ZoomGrants, an online, cloud based system. Applicants interested in applying for grant funding must register with ZoomGrants in order to obtain a login and access to the City’s grant applications. A link to ZoomGrants and the applications will be available on the City’s website at beginning January 2, 2019. Additional information may be obtained by writing to: City of Peoria, Attn: Community Assistance Division, 9875 N. 85th Avenue, Peoria, Arizona 85345 Or by written e-mail to: Accommodations for individuals with disabilities - Alternative format materials, sign language interpretation, assistive listening devices or interpretation in languages other than English are available upon 72 hours advance notice through the City of Peoria’s Community Assistance Division, 9875 N. 85th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345; (623)773-7250; TDD (623)773-7221, or fax (623)773-7233. Asistencia en español: Para que le interpreten la solicitud en español, llame al (623)773-7250. Publish Peoria Times, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 /16764

ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR I Name: PRESIDIO TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS LLC II The address of the registered office is: 9430 W Mariposa Grande PEORIA, AZ 85383 The name of the Statutory Agent is: Michael Neroni III Management of the Limited Liability Company is vested in a manager or managers. The names of each person who is a manager and each member who owns a twenty percent or greater interest in the capital or profits of the limited liability company are: Michael Neroni, 9430 W Mariposa Grande, PEORIA, AZ, 85383, Member and Manager. Michael Neroni, 9430 W Mariposa Grande, PEORIA, AZ, 85383, organizer. Published Peoria Times Nov 30, Dec 7, 14, 2018 / 16875 ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR I. Name: Gray Flooring LLC II. The address of the known place of business is: 22016 W KIMBERLY DR, BUCKEYE, AZ 85326 III. The name and street address of the Statutory Agent is: Jared T Gray, 22016 W KIMBERLY DR, BUCKEYE, AZ 85326 A. Management of the limited liability company is vested in a manager or managers. The names and addresses of each person who is a manager and each member who owns a twenty percent or greater interest in the capital or profits of the limited liability company are: Jared T Gray, 22016 W KIMBERLY DR, BUCKEYE, AZ 85326. Published: Peoria Times, Nov. 23, 30, Dec 7, 2018 / 16653

ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR I Name: 7435 W COMET LLC II The address of the registered office is: 5545 N 78TH DRIVE, GLENDALE, AZ 85303 The name of the Statutory Agent is: MARIA R QUINTANA III Management of the Limited Liability Company is vested in a manager or managers. The names of each person who is a manager and each member who owns a twenty percent or greater interest in the capital or profits of the limited liability company are: MARIA R QUINTANA 5545 N 78TH DR, GLENDALE, AZ, 85303 Member. Published Peoria Times, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 2018 / 16915

ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR I Name: P.S.A. FRAMING LLC II The address of the registered office is: 3413 N 87TH AVE, PHOENIX, AZ 85037 The name of the Statutory Agent is: PEDRO SEPULVEDA III Management of the Limited Liability Company is vested in a manager or managers. The names of each person who is a manager and each member who owns a twenty percent or greater interest in the capital or profits of the limited liability company are: PEDRO SEPULVEDA 3413 N 87TH AVE, PHOENIX, AZ, 85037 Member. Published Peoria Times, Nov 30, Dec 7, 14, 2018 / 16916

ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR I Name: FITNOOK LLC II The address of the registered office is: 14345 W. 101st St., SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85260 The name of the Statutory Agent is: Ingrid Padilla III Management of the Limited Liability Company is vested in a manager or managers. The names of each person who is a manager and each member who owns a twenty percent or greater interest in the capital or profits of the limited liability company are: Ingrid Padilla 14345 W. 101st St., SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85260 Member and Manager. Published Peoria Times Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 2018 / 16919

NOTICE OF BID NOTICE FOR BID *** MATERIALS MANAGEMENT 9875 N. 85th Ave., 2nd Floor Peoria, Arizona 85345 Phone: (623) 773-7115 Fax: (623) 773-7118 BID NOTIFICATION INFORMATION SOLICITATION NUMBER: P19-0029 TYPE OF SOLICITATION: Request for Proposal BUYER NAME: Lisa Houg BUYER PHONE NUMBER: 623-773-7191 DESCRIPTION: Plan Administration & Record Keeping Services PRE-BID MEETING DATE: None SOLICITATION DUE DATE: January 17, 2019 @ 5:00 PM (Arizona Time ) Solicitation is available for download from our website at: Published: Peoria Times, Dec. 7, 2018 / 17139

ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR I Name: MOMENTS BY MISTY LLC II The address of the registered office is: 3300 N SCOTTSDALE , SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85251 The name of the Statutory Agent is: MOMENTS BY MISTY LLC III Management of the Limited Liability Company is vested in a manager or managers. The names of each person who is a manager and each member who owns a twenty percent or greater interest in the capital or profits of the limited liability company are: CHANDLER S MUELLER, 3300 N. SCOTTSDALE RD, SCOTTSDALE, AZ, 85251 Published Peoria Times Dec 7, 14, 21, 2018 /17189

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of Donna R. Collet, Deceased NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed as the Personal Representative of this estate. All persons having claims against the estate are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or the claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented by delivering or mailing a written statement of the claim to undersigned Personal Representative at 1923 E. Jensen st. Mesa Az. 85203 DATED this 30 day of NOVEMBER, 2018 /s/ Aaron Heaps Aaron Heaps Published: Peoria Times, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 2018 / 17190

ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION FOR I Name: MARNIE TAVE LLC II The address of the registered office is: 4817 E Hillery Dr, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85254 The name of the Statutory Agent is: Marnie Dawn Tave III Management of the Limited Liability Company is vested in a manager or managers. The names of each person who is a manager and each member who owns a twenty percent or greater interest in the capital or profits of the limited liability company are: Marnie Dawn Tave, Member/Organizer, 4817 E Hillery Dr, SCOTTSDALE, AZ, 85254 Published Peoria Times Dec, 7, 14, 21, 2018 / 17226

PUBLIC NOTICE Representing Self (without a lawyer) SUPERIOR COURT OF ARIZONA IN MARICOPA COUNTY CASE NUMBER: CV2018-050675 In the Matter of Courtney Quinlan 934 S. MAPLE AV E TEMPE, AZ 85281 602-370-4112 APPLICATION FOR CHANGE OF NAME FOR A MINOR CHILD STATEMENTS TO THE COURT, UNDER OATH OR AFFIRMATION 1. Information about me, the applicant Name: Courtney Quinlan 934 S. MAPLE AVE TEMPE, AZ 85281 Date of Birth: 10/28/1986 Place of Birth: Mesa AZ USA 2. Information about the minor for whom this name change is requested: Name on Birth Certificate: Nesta Cruz Grajeda Address: same Relation to Applicant: Son County of Residence: Maricopa Date of Birth: 6/17/17 Place of Birth: Tempe, AZ USA New Name Requested: Nesta Cruz Quinlan 3. I ask that the birth records be changed to reflect the new name listed above. 4. I request that the name be changed for the following reasons: Has an absent father, who didn't help or provide. Fathers whereabouts are unknown. Additional Statements I understand that this name change does not establish paternity and will not cause a father’s name to be added to a birth certificate. This application is made solely for the best interest of the minor child named above. It will not release the person from any obligations incurred or harm any rights of property or action in any original name. Under oath or by Affirmation I swear or affirm under penalty of perjury that the contents of this document are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. Dated: 11/29/2018 Signed: /s/ CHRIS DEROSE Clerk. B. Romero Deputy Clerk Published The Peoria Times, Dec 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 / 17230

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JoAnn Riggs Pennock 89, of Peoria, passed away on Thursday, November 29 , 2018. She was born on April 5, 1929 to the late Claude LeRoy and Ella Valate Hawkes Riggs in Pocatello, ID. She attended Peoria High School graduating class of 1947, then furthered her education at Idaho School of Nursing. She married James E Pennock on August 6, 1950 in Pocatello, ID. Joann was a member of Peoria Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir for over 50 years. She was also a church deacon and active in the sewing and quilting circle. JoAnn is survived by her son, Paul Pennock (wife Kim), six grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, James E. Pennock,daughter Patricia J. Svor, and son William P. Pennock. Funeral visitation will be held Sunday, December 9 , 2018 from 1-3 pm at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary in Glendale, AZ. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 10 , 2018 at 10 am at the First Presbyterian Church, 10236 N. 82rd Ave, Peoria, AZ.

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EMPLOYMENT Varsity Facility Services is hiring for Part-Time and Full Time Janitorial positions for Offices in the City of Glendale.

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Varsity está solicitando personas para limpieza de oficinas en la Cuidad de Glendale. Los solicitantes deben tener alguna experiencia de limpieza, ser confiable y capaz de comunicarse con el cliente y supervisor, deben tener transportación confiable. Deben pasar una verificación de antecedentes, y ser autorizados a trabajar en los Estados Unidos. Aplique en persona al 8930 N 78th Ave., Peoria, AZ 85345. Llegar a saber Varsity -- visite

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