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       Phoenix Open brings top notch golfers,
            festivities to North Valley
     MARC BUCKHOUT                 on Grass”, will get under way        across the lake from the 18th
     MANAGING EDITOR               with the opening round on Feb.       fairway and open to the public
                                   3. Play continues Feb. 4 and Feb.    the venue will be a place to
  The 2011 Waste Management        5 with the final round set for       watch golf, grab a beverage
Phoenix Open will get under way    Feb. 6. Golf begins at 7:30 a.m.     and get some food from Fry’s
Monday at the TPC Scottsdale.      for the first two rounds and then    Food and Garcia’s Mexican
  Annually the top drawing         moves back to 9:30 a.m. for the      Restaurants. The new location
event on the PGA Tour the          third and fourth rounds.             includes bleacher seating facing
event, especially famous for the     2010 tournament champion           the 17th green and 18th tee. It
atmosphere around the par-3        Hunter Mahan returns to              also will include an interactive
16th hole, drew a record 538,356   defend his crown against a host      golf fun zone complete with
people during the course of        of former event champions            golf     ball hitting stations,
the week in 2008, including        including: Phil Mickelson (1996,     putting greens and professional
a record 170,802 people            2005), Mark Calcavecchia (1989,      instruction from Southwest
for the third round.               1992, 2001), J.B. Holmes (2006,      Section PGA professionals.
  Following a number of Pro-       2008) and Tom Lehman (2000).           Tickets to the tournament are
Amateur events early in the          Golf fans will have a new          $25 for adults. Ages 17 and under                                                                 Submitted photo
week with various celebrities      venue to view the tournament         are free when accompanied by an        The Waste Management Phoenix Open brings a week’s worth of events
participating the tournament,                                                                                  to the TPC of Scottsdale. The tournament gets under way at 7:30 a.m.
                                   from with the addition of the
known as the “Greatest Show                                                               Phoenix Open         Feb. 3 with the opening round and continues through Feb. 6. Tickets to
                                   19th Hole on the Water. Located                                             the tournament are $25 per day.
                                                                                         continued on page 7

     Dixie Swim Club debuts in Scottsdale
                                   together to become champions.        playwrights/screenwriters Jessie
      MARC BUCKHOUT                They’re very different characters,   Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie
      MANAGING EDITOR              but they have that special           Wooten, whose screen credits
                                   connection. In the water there       include The Golden Girls and
   While some people float         was equality and they needed         Kingdom Come, takes place
in and out of each other’s         each other. That sense of team       at the beach cottage where the
lives other relationships stand    has maintained throughout their      women meet each summer.
the test of time.                  lives and their friendships grow       Cave       Creek       resident
   Desert Foothills Theater’s      deeper through the years.”           Kaydee Wilson was drawn
production of “Dixie Swim             Vander Maten, who has             by the story as well as Vander
Club,” which debuts Feb. 4,        worked with Desert Foothills         Maten’s encouragement to
tells the story of five Southern   Theater for the last three years,    make just her second theater
women who maintain a               said the Dixie Swim Club,            performance in the last 12 years.
lifetime friendship spawned        which was written in 2006, was         The 13-year Cave Creek
as teammates on their college      a show she was thrilled to get the   resident said that while her
swim team by reuniting             opportunity to produce.              experience has generally been in
on an annual basis.                   “It’s a heartfelt story,” she     musicals she couldn’t pass up the
   “It’s a look at relationships   said. “The script is really funny.   opportunity to play Jeri Neale.
that have been built for years,”   All the characters have a bunch        “I am the teammate that                                                                         Submitted photo
director Lori Vander Maten         of good lines. It’s just well        became a nun after college,”           The Dixie Swim Club, which details a lifetime friendship between five
said. “These women built a bond    written all the way around.”                                                women that competed on a college swim team together, debuts at 7:30
20 years ago when they worked                                                                  Swim Club       p.m. Feb. 4 at Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center. For information on the
                                      The    story,    written     by
                                                                                         continued on page 5   show go to

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                                               popular fund-raisers.                           like the fact that for a small fee,
   Cave Creek Museum is                           “It took off from the very                   they can learn the value of their
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“Antique Appraisal Days”                       a successful event for us, but we                  Morton        believes       the
fundraiser from 9:30 – 4 p.m.                  have seen a shift in what people                economy’s slow uptick is a good
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                                                                               Anthem Community Council
                                                                              board candidates announced
                                                                              STAFF REPORT                   the HOA office, 3701 W. Anthem
                                                                                                             Way, Suite 102. Residents will
                                                                         Anthem will have two new            also have the opportunity to vote
                                                                      members on the Anthem                  electronically, which will close at
                                                                      Community Council beginning            midnight, March 10.
                                                                      on March 23.                              The results of the election will
                                                                         While current board president       be announced at the March 23
                                                                      Jack Noblitt, representing Country     council meeting.
                                                                      Club, already made it known that          Anthem is governed by a
                                                                      he would not seek reelection Bill      seven member Council. Every
                                                                      Clower, who has served on the board,   year an election is held for term-
                                                                      representing Parkside, as president,   ending Council seats. All Council
                                                                      vice president and currently as        members serve the Anthem
                                                                      treasurer, hadn’t made his decision    community at-large.
                                                                      publicly known until Monday’s 5           In other news involving the
                                                                      p.m. deadline when he didn’t submit    council, Swaback Partners will
                                                                      his name as a candidate.               present to the ACC Board of
                                                                         One of the two vacant seats         Directors the final scenarios for
                                                                      has already been decided as Ray        a multi-purpose community
                                                                      Norris is running unopposed for        complex during a pair of
                                                                      the available seat representing        presentations, the first from 6:30
                                                                      Country Club. Parkside has three       – 8:30 p.m. Feb. 2 and the second
                                                                      candidates running for the board       from 10 a.m. – noon Feb. 5 at the
                                                                      including Butch See, Tim Fyke          Anthem Community Center. The
                                                                      and Denny Kahler.                      public is invited
                                                                         See ran last year, but was             Following 12 weeks of
                                                                      defeated by current board              community input and feedback,
                                                                      member Craig Boates. The elected       Swaback Partners will show the
                                                                      candidates will serve a three year     final scenarios for the complex
                                                                      term on the board.                     including options for adding on
                                                                         The public is invited to a Meet     to the existing community center,
                                                                      the Candidates Night at 6:30           and or securing land to build
                                                                      p.m. Feb. 10 in the Anthem             new facilities for a more long
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 Swim Club                  Continued from page 1

                                                                                                Submitted photo
Desert Foothills Theater’s production of “Dixie Swim Club,” stars five long-time friends that reunite each
summer to rekindle a friendship that was formed during their days as college swim teammates.

she said. “My character is a           said there were a number of         Fine Arts Center Black Box
little ditzy, but she’s a ray of       logistical challenges.              Theater. There will also be 7:30
sunshine. One of the things              “The first is how do you age      p.m. performances Feb. 4, Feb.
I like is that all five of us play     people that much,” she said.        5, Feb. 11, Feb. 12, Feb 18, and
strong characters. Everybody in        “We’ve done some things with        Feb. 19. Matinee performances
the crowd should be able to find       makeup and wigs to show the         are set for Feb. 6, Feb 13 and the
at least one character that they       passing of time and then with       run’s finale on Feb. 20.
can relate to.”                        their costumes to accommodate         Tickets, which are $20 for
   Vander Maten agrees.                the change in fashions from         adults and $15 for students, can
   “Sheree is the team captain,”       1977, when the play starts to       be purchased at 480-488-1981 or
she      said.   “She’s     hyper-     the present day, but the more       at
organized. The saying is once          difficult challenge is with
a team captain always a team           showing those passing years
captain. She tries to run the          when it comes to the set.”
other women’s lives. She’s very          The director said she believes
loving, but has a little obsessive     that the show’s cast has
compulsive in her. Lexie is a          developed a good bond in the
southern belle that never met          time they’ve rehearsed together.
a plastic surgeon she didn’t             “It has been so much fun to
like. She refuses to age. Dinah        watch these actors grow inside
is a lawyer from Atlanta that          these characters,” she said. “I
is very successful, very career        think people are going to believe
driven and has never had time          that these characters have
for a meaningful relationship.         known each other for years.”
Her hobby is drinking. She’s a           Wilson said there’s an
lush, but in the nicest way. Jeri is   overriding       theme       that
very sweet and innocent. She’s         should give the play a broad
a little naïve and doesn’t always      spectrum of appeal.
catch the jokes right away.              “It’s the unconditional love,”
And then there’s Vernadette.           she said. “These women don’t
She unfortunately has the              run in the same crowds on a
black cloud that follows her           regular basis. They see each
everywhere she goes. She has           other occasionally beyond the
the worst luck in the world, but       annual reunion trip, but for
somehow doesn’t seem to let it         the most part they are from
get her down too much.”                different walks of life. But
   The performance plays out           they keep this commitment
over four different reunions,          to each other because of
the first approximately 20             unconditional love. The play is
years after college. The next          labeled a dramatic comedy. It
meeting is approximately five          has moments where the crowd
years later. The third occurs          will be laughing, but it also has
five years after that and then         some poignant moments that
the fourth takes place when the        could bring some tears.”
characters are in their 70s.             The show opens with a
   In producing a play that spans      preview performance at 7:30
some 30 years Vander Maten             p.m. Feb. 3 at Cactus Shadows
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                                                                         Boulder Creek avenges lone region
                                                                             loss, rolls past O’Connor
                                                                  MARC BUCKHOUT
                                                                  MANAGING EDITOR

                                                               The defending 5A Div-
                                                            II state champions Boulder
                                                            Creek Jaguars had a message
                                                            to deliver against Northwest
                                                            Region rival Sandra Day
                                                            O’Connor on Friday.
                                                               A week after dropping their
                                                            first home region contest in two
                                                            seasons the Jaguars went on the
                                                            road and convincingly downed
                                                            the Eagles 81-69 to improve to
                                                            14-5 overall on the season and
                                                            6-1 in region play.
                                                               “We didn’t finish when they
                                                            came to our place,” senior
                                                            point guard Ryan Zettle said.
                                                            “We were up and for whatever
                                                            reason couldn’t put them
                                                            away. We made sure to take
                                                            care of things tonight.”
                                                               While      Zettle   and      his
                                                            teammates got off to a slow

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                                                            start, falling behind by five after   Boulder Creek senior center Joe Simpson contests shot of Sandra Day
                                                            shooting just 6-of-19 in the first    O’Connor’s Brian Ciurlino during Friday’s game. The Jaguars defeated
                                                            quarter and turning the ball over     the Eagles 81-69. To view more photos from Friday’s game go to The
                                                                                                  Foothills Focus Facebook page.
                Hair Nails                                  seven times, they would come
                                                            alive in the second quarter.
                                                                                                  identity of our team.”
                                                                                                     Walker agreed.
                                                                                                                                      played host to Kingman (10-
                                                                                                                                      12, 2-5) (results unavailable
                                                               “I think maybe we were too
                                                                                                     “Our defense is the catalyst     at press time) and head
                                                            excited about playing them
                  Color Special                             again,” Jaguars coach Randy
                                                                                                  for our success,” he said. “We
                                                                                                  really made them work hard.”
                                                                                                                                      coach Dirk Walker, Randy’s
                                                                                                                                      brother. In the first matchup
                                                            Walker said. “We were looking
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                                                                                                     With an eight point lead going
                                                                                                  into the second half the Jaguars
                                                                                                                                      against the Bulldogs Boulder
                                                                                                                                      Creek won 74-49.
                                                            having a chance to prove we
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                                                                                                  followed up a 24 point second
                                                                                                  quarter with a 24 third quarter
                                                                                                                                         “I didn’t like coaching against
                                                                                                                                      him,” Randy said. “The kids
                                                            showed against them last time.

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                                                                                                  in pulling away from the Eagles.
                                                                                                     Zettle was the catalyst in
                                                                                                  the third quarter making
                                                                                                                                      get excited about it. I imagine
                                                                                                                                      we’ll grow a rivalry there.
                                                                                                                                      They shoot a lot of threes and
                                                            calm down we did a much better
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                                                               In slowing the pace of the
                  Jody’s Trucking                           game the Jaguars were much
                                                                                                     “I was feeling it tonight,” he
                                                                                                  said. “I’m not sure why it took
                                                                                                                                         On Friday the Jaguars travel
                                                                                                                                      to Surprise to take on the Valley
                                                            more efficient on offense as they
         “Delivering Rock Solid Quality Service”            shot 9-of-14 from the field in the
                                                                                                  me so long to start looking         Vista Monsoon (3-13, 2-3)
                                                                                                  for my offense.”                    looking, presumably, to make
                   • Granite • ABC • Sand                   quarter, a 64 percent clip, with
                                                                                                     Winners of six of their last     it eight wins in their last nine
                                                            eight of their nine field goals
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                                                                                                  seven games, Zettle was one of      games. On Tuesday Boulder
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                                                            relentlessly attacked the basket.
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                                                            the Eagles, unable to get easy
                                                                                                  Josh Braun, who scored a               CACTUS SHADOWS
                                                                  team high 19 points, along             The Falcons (10-7, 7-3)
                                                            baskets in transition, struggled
                                                                                                  with junior Stephen Crim who        took on Poston Butte Tuesday
                                                            to get good looks against the
                                                                                                  scored 14 points, senior Cort       looking to make it four straight
                                                            Jaguars tenacious man-to-man
                                                                                                  Watson with 13 and junior           wins       (results    unavailable
                                                            defense. For the quarter the
                                                                                                  Weston Newell with 11.              at press time).
                                                            Eagles made only 2-of-10 from
                                                                                                     Walker said that his team has       On Friday Cactus Shadows
                                                            the field with Brandon Erickson
                                                                                                  played very well in stretches       returns home to play host to
                                                            accounting for eight of his
                                                                                                  during the course of the season.    Queen Creek (4-14, 2-8) on
                                                            team’s 11 points in the quarter.
                                                                                                     “We just need to be more         Friday. On Tuesday they play
                                                               “When we need to we know
                                                                                                  consistent,” he said.                                     BC basketball
                                                            we can lock it down on defense,”
                                                                                                     On Tuesday the Jaguars                              continued on page 11
                      Private Independent Contractor        Zettle said. “Our defense is the
 January 26, 2011                                                           The Foothills Focus                                                                                                                  page 7

  New River church hosts chili competition
         STAFF REPORT                   horse rides, games and               is now called Outlaw
                                        activities for kids along with       Country, covering Western
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Shepherd is planning a day              and live music.                      decades of country and

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                                                                         Antique show                      Continued from page 3

                                                                                                                                                                                Submitted photo
                                                                         Cave Creek Museum is having its 10th annual “Antique Appraisal Days” fundraiser from 9:30 – 4 p.m. Friday
                                                                         and Saturday. The event is an annual fundraiser for the museum, which is located at 6140 Skyline Drive in
                                                                         Cave Creek.

                                                                          at realistic prices. Never before        see more people decorating            know how much to ask for.”
                                                                          have there been so many shows            their homes with vintage,                As for the time it takes to find
                                                                          about selling stuff,” he said.           repurposed      furniture.    The     a buyer, don’t get discouraged.
                                                                            Like last year, Morton said            same thing happened in the                “I see fewer feverish “I have
                                                                          gold, silver and platinum
                                                                46641 N. Black Canyon Hwy. New River, AZ 85087     1930s and 1940s, only at that         to have it” collectors, but good
                                                                          continue to be in demand.                time it was Old Victorian             collectors are still out there. It’s
                                                                              “Antique jewelry and pocket          furniture,” he said.                  like selling a home. You have
                                                                          watches are doing well,” he                Morton advises that sellers         to work harder at it and have
                                                                          said. “The green movement has            have a broader base of potential      patience,” he said.
                                                                          created new excitement in the            buyers than they might realize.          Cave Creek Museum is
                                                                          antique trade. There is a new               “There are a myriad of ways        located at 6140 Skyline Drive
                                                                          term being used: repurposing.”           to market your items,” Morton         in Cave Creek. For information
                                                                          Morton describes repurposed              said. “You can sell it locally        about Cave Creek Museum’s
                                                                          furniture          as          vintage   through a dealer or on your own.      “Antique Appraisal Days,” call
                                                                          pieces spanning from the                 You can use online services, like     480-488-2764, or visit www.
                                                                          1950s to the 1970s.                      eBay, and when you get into 
                                                                             “You can tell the economy             specialty antiques or collectibles,
                                                                          is coming back when you                  you will need guidance so you

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                                   Scholarship students speak to
                                    the Rotary Club of Anthem
       STAFF REPORT                Youngberg of Sandra Day         the Counseling Departments                     locally,    regionally,  and
                                   O’Connor High School gave       at Boulder Creek High School                   internationally to combat
  Four     college    freshmen     an overview about their first   and Sandra Day O’Connor                        hunger, improve health and
were honored with $1,000           semester of school.             High School. The deadline                      sanitation, provide education
scholarship at the Rotary            Each year the Rotary          for scholarship applications                   and job training, promote
Club of Anthem’s meeting           Club of Anthem awards           this year is March 1.                          peace, and eradicate polio
earlier this month.                $1,000    scholarships     to     Rotary International is                      under the motto Service
  The recipients of the            high school seniors who         the world’s first service                      Above Self.        For more
2010     Rotary      Club    of    expect to attend college        club    organization,   with                   information about Rotary
Anthem’s           scholarships    after graduation. Interested    approximately 1.2 million                      International and the Rotary
Kinley Brownsberger, Logan         students are encouraged to      members.       Rotarians are                   Club of Anthem, visit rotary.
Clark and Amanda Ruck of           pick up an application from     volunteers      who     work                   org and
Boulder Creek and Kayce

                                                                                                                               ATTENTION ALL RECIPIENTS OF DE PUY
      State Rep                             DVUSD hosts college,                                                            DEFECTIVE HIP IMPLANTS
        visits                                 career fair                                                                   Don’t rely on the company who gave you a potentially
                                                                                                                              defective hip implant to advise you on your legal rights!
      Anthem                             STAFF REPORT              Phoenix.
                                                                                                                     DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson
                                                                                                                     & Johnson, has issued a worldwide recall of
                                                                                                                     it’s ASRTM Acetabular System for Total Hip
        STAFF REPORT                                                  A variety of businesses                        Replacement, after determining that these hip
                                     The Deer Valley Unified                                                         implants may fail at an alarming rate. The
  Arizona State Representative                                     are on hand to provide                            “metal-on-metal” composition of these implants
Carl      Seel,     representing   School District will host       information on a diverse                          can release particles into the patient, potentially
                                                                                                                     causing serious and painful reactions — some-
District 6, will be in Anthem      its fifth annual College        range            of       occupations             times requiring complete revision surgery.                                  must be very cautious with dealing with the
at 1 p.m. Feb. 4 for a monthly     and Career Fair from 3 –        including                 corrections,                Reportedly, Johnson & Johnson has                                       manufacturer or its representative without
                                                                                                                     been seeking medical releases from                                          proper legal representation.
legislative update at the North    7 p.m. on Thursday at the       auto        mechanics,               public       recipients so that their claims adjustors                                      If you have a DePuy ASR TM product,
                                                                                                                     can speak with you directly and possibly                                    please call us immediately, as there are
Valley Regional Library.           District Office located at      safety, and aerospace. The                        take down statements without your hav-                                      time limits for filing a claim. You might
  After sharing what is            20402 N. 15 th Ave. High        Deer          Valley         Education            ing counsel present – an unwise action                                      already have problems with the implant about
                                                                                                                     for any recipient to do.                                                    which you are unaware, so please contact us
happening at the state level       School students are given       Foundation will contribute                            Having a defective hip implant in your body                             — and certainly do not forfeit your legal rights
with those in attendance           the opportunity to talk                                                           clearly demands having your own lawyer. You                                 without talking to us.
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  The     legislative    updates   schools include Arizona         iPod touch as door prizes
take place the first Friday        State University, Maricopa      for students.
of each month at the North         Community         Colleges,        Fo r       information              visit
Valley     Regional      Libary,   Universal         Technical     t h e d i s t r i c t w e b s i t e , w w w.
40404 North Gavilan Peak           Institute, Art Institute of
Parkway in Anthem.                 Phoenix, and University of
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                Full moon, mild temps draw explorers
                        to Cave Creek park
     MARC BUCKHOUT                  old, from parents with their         in the mine tour.
     MANAGING EDITOR                children, a singles group as            “It’s really impressive to see
                                    well as some seniors.                the park under these moonlit
   Cave Creek Regional Park            “This is the largest group I’ve   conditions,”      said   Cassidy,
had a host of nocturnal             ever had for one of our events,”     visiting friends that live in
activity on Jan. 19.                Steele said.                         Anthem. “And I really enjoyed
   In addition to coyotes              On a mild January evening         our guides. They were very
howling at the full moon the        the gathered hikers listened         informative, very interesting
park was alive with a bevy of       to Slade and Steele discuss          and knowledgeable.”
voices and laughter as more         the park’s history, as the two          The early visitors through
than 140 visitors showed up for     detailed the business acumen         the mine emerged just in
a 1-mile hike to Clay Mine led      of Lila Pearl Irish.                 time to see the full moon
by Park Ranger Sarah Steele            After purchasing what she         peak over the mountain and
and historian Bart Slade.           found to be a fruitless gold         illuminate the park.
   The park, located at 37019       mine Irish marketed and sold            For Anthem residents Leo
N. Lave Lane in Cave Creek,         “Mineral Springs Clay” an            Ochs and Judy Waite, Cassidy’s
is home to a variety of ranger      elixir mixed with water that was     friends, the evening was a first at
led    hikes     and   activities   supposed to be a cure all for        least in one respect.
throughout the year.                whatever ailed a person.                “We’re out at this park
   While there are some                Despite not living up to the      quite a bit, but this was the
afternoon events tailored for       billing in most regards Irish        first time we’ve done a guided
children, teaching them about       made off quite nicely financially    hike,” Ochs said.
desert plants and animals many      as the product proved to be an          Waite, who also hikes
of the mid-morning hikes draw       effective cure for dysentery.        with the Anthem Mountain
primarily seniors from the             After detailing Irish’s story     Toppers club, said she’s a big
community according to Steele.      Steele took groups of six into       fan of the park.
   On Jan. 19 the chance to do      the mine for a quick tour.              “We really like the Go                                                            Marc Buckhout/The Foothills Focus
some nighttime exploring and           Connie         Cassidy,       a   John Trail,” she said. “This is         More than 140 hikers showed up to take part on a 1-mile full-moon hike
an opportunity to see a mine        Champaign, Ill. resident, was                                                to Clay Mine at Cave Creek Regional Park Jan. 26. The park, located at
                                                                                        Cave Creek hikes         37019 N. Lava Lane in Cave Creek, hosts numerous ranger-led hikes
that is normally padlocked          among the park’s visitors taking                      continued on page 11   each month.
drew explorers young an
 January 26, 2011                                                            The Foothills Focus                                                       page 11

 BC basketball              Continued from page 6                             Cave Creek hikes                        Continued from page 10
at Saguaro before closing the      FIELD GOAL SHOOTING:
regular season at home against       Boulder Creek:                           such a nice night with the             parks/cave_creek. Entrance
McClintock on Feb. 4.                30-59= 51 percent                        weather like it is. It has been        fee to the park is $6.
                                     Sandra Day O’Connor:                     an enjoyable evening.”                   For information call 623-445-
  BOULDER CREEK                      21-54= 39 percent                          The park, which sits on just         0431 or e-mail cavecreekpark@
  13-24-24-20= 81                                                             under 3,000 acres in the upper
  SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR              FREE THROW SHOOTING:                       Sonoran Desert lists its ranger
  18-11-15-25= 69                   Boulder Creek:                            led hikes at
SCORING                              18-33= 55 percent
  Boulder Creek: Josh Braun         Sandra Day O’Connor:
19, Ryan Zettle 17, Stephen Crim     22-31= 71 percent
14, Cort Watson 13, Weston          THREE POINT SHOOTING:
Newell 11, Joe Simpson 4, Jake      Boulder Creek:
Hunt 2, Connor Kuchar 1              3-12= 25 percent
  Sandra Day O’Connor:              Sandra Day O’Connor:
Michael Langham 20, Brendon         5-24= 21 percent
Erickson 18, Andrew Mendoza         TURNOVERS:
11, Brian Ciurlino 10, Cody         Boulder Creek: 23
March 4, Matthew Burton 3,          Sandra Day O’Connor: 20
Josh Fogerlie 2, Steven Wood

                                                                                 Marc Buckhout/The Foothills Focus
                                                                             Cave Creek Regional Park,
                                                                             sitting on nearly 3,000 acres,
                                                                             was the site for a full-moon
                                                                             hike on Jan. 26. Park Ranger
                                                                             Sarah Steele led groups of
                                                                             six into Clay Mine retelling
                                                                             the mine’s history to the
                                                                             more than 140 hikers that
                                                                             showed up for the event.

                                         Marc Buckhout/The Foothills Focus
Boulder Creek junior Weston Newell takes the ball up court after
receiving a pass from sophomore Josh Braun. The Jaguars defeated
Sandra Day O’Connor to avenge their lone region loss. To view more
photos from Friday’s game go to The Foothills Focus Facebook page.
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                                                                                                                                         Pirate is a loving, one-eyed Border           and would do best in a house with
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                                                                            community events
MUSIC                                  at the Golden Door Spa at The            On The Towne Community            FOOD                                support the Kiwanis Club in
Pinnacle Series                        Boulders Resort in Carefree.          Theatre will have auditions for      New River bar hosts                 New River. The Kiwanis Club
presents piano quartet                    The      Healing      Through      “A Very Bad Day for Brandon,”        Chili Cook-off, jalapeno            supports the New River area
   At 7:30 p.m. Friday the             Loving Kindness will offer            at 3 p.m. Saturday at 42207 N.       eating contest                      including the Senior Center.
Pinnacle      Concert         Series   insights on connecting with           45th Drive in Anthem, or by            The     Chili    Appreciation        The Roadrunner Restaurant
continues with Piano4, a               the body’s natural healing            appointment. Show dates will         Society of Arizona and              is located off I-17 at exit 232.
piano quartet formed with              powers. The workshop offers           be March 25th and 26th.              sponsors presents the 14th          After exiting I-17 motorists
matching grand pianos that             tips in reducing stress, anxiety         The comedy details the story      annual     Roadrunner       Chili   head east to a stop sign. From
perform distinct parts as they         and enhancing relationships           of Brandon Butterworth who           Cook-off from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.      there the restaurant is .25 miles
play pieces ranging from               with others, gaining a sense          has apparently been playing the      Saturday at the Roadrunner          north on the frontage road.
Bach to Broadway.                      of      empowerment           over    field. On one fateful night, his     Restaurant and Saloon.                 Those interested in being
   General admission tickets           challenging issues in life,           multiple girlfriends (grouchy          Competitions            include   contestants or judges can sign
are $28 with premium seats             while awakening to the                Lucy, ditzy Rebecca, and             Arizona Red Chili State             up by contacting Norman or
going for $38. Main floor rear         present moment and attaining          shy Constance) accidentally          Championship            Jalapeno    Sharren at 623-742-6476.
seats cost $12 and student             unshakeable inner peace.              discover each other. The three       Eating     Contest,      People’s
tickets are $6.                           The meditation workshop            ladies realize their boyfriends,     Choice Chili and a Green Chili      FUNDRAISERS
   The show will take place at         aims for the total eradication        all named Brandon, are actually      Contest. There will also be a       Gala supports Musical
Pinnacle Presbyterian Church,          of mental impurities and the          the same guy. Instead of             showmanship contest where           Theatre of Anthem
at 25150 North Pima Road in            resultant happiness of full           fighting and bickering amongst       everyone has the opportunity          Musical Theatre of Anthem
Scottsdale, on the northwest           liberation. Healing, not merely       themselves, they hatch a plan for    to dress up and show their          (MTA) will have a Fundraiser
corner of Pima and Happy               the curing of diseases, but the       revenge, teaming up to teach the     enthusiasm. Festivities will        Gala at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the
Valley Roads.                          essential healing of human            three-timer a lesson. Brandon        include a 50/50 raffle and a        Anthem Ironwood Country
   For information call the Pinnacle   suffering is its purpose.             is about to have a very bad day,     variety of entertainment.           Club.
Concert Series Box Office at 480-         Sessions are limited to 25         indeed ... unless his own plan         Admission to the event is           The evening will start with an
303-2474 or      guests. Each session is $25. For      works. A sarcastic bartender         free. Tasting cups are $5 and       Act I Cabaret of Italian-themed
                                       information call 480-595-3500.        and a biker-type customer round      are good throughout the day, or     music performed by adult
King of Surf guitar                    Golden Door Spa at The Boulders       out the cast.                        at least until the chili is gone.   musical theater professionals.
performs acoustic                      Resort is located at 34631 N. Tom        The show is a benefit for the     All proceeds benefit The New        Next will be a three-course
set at MIM                             Darlington Drive in Carefree.                                              River Kiwanis Club.                 Italian dinner from the culinary
                                                                             Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure
   Dick Dale, the King of the                                                                                       Celebrity and public judges       staff at the Anthem Ironwood
                                                                             (Team W    .I.S.H.). Call 623-594-
Surf Guitar, will perform an           Chronic pain support                                                       are needed. Sponsorships are                     community events
                                                                             3832, or email OnTheTowne@
acoustic/electric engagement           group meets                                                                being accepted in order to                         continued on page 14
                                                                    for more info.
with his son, Jimmy, at                   American Chronic Pain
7 p.m. Saturday at the                 Association, a group designed
MIM Music Theater.                     to help people in pain deal
   Dale, a Grammy award                with their problems, has a local
nominee, will perform classic          chapter that meets from 6 - 7:30
hits including blues, Spanish          p.m. the first and third Tuesday
and rock cuts on their Fender          of every month at Azools Bar
Acousti/Electric guitars.              and Grill at 3134 W. Carefree
   This is a rare opportunity to       Highway.
see the man behind the Pulp               The Northern Phoenix group
Fiction soundtrack and the             will cater toward veterans,
living influence behind Brian          but also is open to the general
Wilson, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie           public. There is no cost to
Ray Vaughan, Nirvana, and              attend the meetings. Utilizing
the Black Eyed Peas.                   skills taught at ACPA meeting
   Tickets for the show range          will allow members to become
in price between $30-35. For           actively involved in their own
information or to purchase             recovery. The support members
tickets go to or            receive at group meeting will
call 480-478-6000. The MIM             enable them to continue to
is located at 4725 East Mayo           make progress.
Boulevard in Phoenix just                 ACPA groups are meant
south off the 101 in Phoenix.          to offer a support system to
                                       members, as well as teach skills
HEALTH                                 which will enable members
Monk teaches                           to cope with the day-to-day
relaxation exercises                   situations.
  Buddhist    monk      Bhante            For information contact Jerry
Sujatha will offer a pair              Abrahamson at 602-741-8992 or
of classes entitled Healing  
Through Loving Kindness
and a second called Vipassana          THEATER
Meditation from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.       On The Towne auditions
on both Saturday and Sunday            for upcoming show
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                                                                 community events
Continued from page 13                   “The Light in the Piazza.”                    Ticket are $60 for adults, $55 for     between 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Sunday to
                                           This show stars multiple award-           seniors and students, and $45 for        Anthem Pets.
Country Club. Following dinner           winning actor and actress, Sterling Liska   children. To purchase tickets go to        Attendees are asked to RSVP at
will be a live auction for great items   and Rachael Killeen. Rounding out      The event will
including a brand new, Panasonic Viera   the Piazza Cast is valley professional,                                              include free refreshments. The Shops
42” LCD HD Television. The night will    Brian Sweis and MTA’s Producing             Lunch, fashion show aids                 at Norterra are located at 2480
conclude with an Act II performance      Artistic Director, Jackie Hammond.          Foothills Caring Corps                   W. Happy Valley Road Ste. 1215
of A Night in the Piazza. Set in a       All the vocalists of the evening will         Our Lady’s Guild is putting on a       in Phoenix. For information go to
dinner theater-style, MTA members        be joined by the immensely gifted, Dr.      fashion show, “Petals and Parasols”
will perform songs from the show,        Jeffrey Kennedy on piano.                   at 11 a.m. Feb. 19 at the JW Marriott
                                                                                     Desert Ridge Resort and Spa.             HIKING/OUTDOORS
                                                                                       The     luncheon will feature the      Cave Creek Park
                                                                                     latest styles of Coldwater Creek         has multitude
                                                                                     of Kierland modeled by Guild             of hiking opportunities
                                                                                     members. Social hour begins at 11          Cave Creek Regional Park has a
                                                                                     a.m. with lunch following at noon.       variety of hikes and other activities
                                                                                     Proceeds from this event will benefit    available to the public throughout
                                                                                     Foothills Caring Corps who promote       the month of January. Listed below
                                                                                     independence and enhance the quality     are some of the events available for
                                                                                     of life for older residents throughout   the remainder of the month. For a
                                                                                     the community by providing access        complete listing go to www.maricopa.
                                                                                     to food and medical care, and            gov/parks/cavecreek.
                                                                                     St. Vincent dePaul, a non-profit           Thursday: At 9 a.m. those looking
                                                                                     organization dedicated to serving the    to make 2011 the year they get in
                                                                                     poor and homeless in Phoenix.            shape can meet at the Slate Trailhead
                                                                                       For more than 35 years, Our            where they will be joined by the
                                                                                     Lady’s Guild of Our Lady of Joy          Ranger for at 3.2 mile walk.
                                                                                     Church in Carefree, has provided           Over the following eight weeks the
                                                                                     assistance and raised money to           group will cover nearly every trail in
                                                                                     create positive change in the lives of   the park as they slowly build up to
                                                                                     women, children and families.            the finale hike on March 18, which
                                                                                       To purchase tickets to “Petals and     will be the 6 mile Go John Trail.
                                                                                     Parasols,“ visit or      Those interested should wear
                                                                                     call Jeannine at 480-585-4872.           good hiking shoes and carry plenty
                                                                                       Accessory store aids Anthem Pets       of water. The Ranger will offer
                                                                                       Charming Charlie’s at Norterra         some tips on clothing and gear at
                                                                                     will donate a percent of sales made      the beginning of the hike.
                                                                                                                                Thursday: At 3 p.m. Cave Creek
                                                                                                                              Trailrides will conduct a Ride
                                                                                                                              with the Ranger program in which
                                                                                                                              participants will be introduced to
                                                                                                                              Cave Creek Park and the Sonoran
                                                                                                                              Desert during a one hour horse ride.
                                                                                                                              Participants will be introduced to
                                                                                                                              the nature and landscape during
                                                                                                                              the ride. Registration is required
                                                                                                                              for    this   fee   based     program.
                                                                                                                              Call     Cave     Creek      Trailrides
                                                                                                                              at 623-742-6700 to sign up.
                                                                                                                                Friday: At 10 a.m. a 1-mile hike
                                                                                                                              will leave from the Nature Center.
                                                                                                                              The hike will include a discussion
                                                                                                                              on the desert’s native plant and the
                                                                                                                              strategies they’ve used to thrive in
                                                                                                                              the harsh environment.
                                                                                                                                Friday: At 4 p.m. a 1-mile hike will
                                                                                                                              leave from the Nature Center. The
                                                                                                                              hike will focus on the common plants
                                                                                                                              and animals living here and the
                                                                                                                              adaptations that allow them to thrive.
                                                                                                                                Saturday: At 10 a.m. park staff will
                                                                                                                              be feeding frozen rodent entrees to
                                                                                                                              reptiles during an event at the Nature
                                                                                                                              Center. Staff will talk about the role
                                                                                                                                                   community events
                                                                                                                                                     continued on page 15
January 26, 2011                                             The Foothills Focus   page 15

                    community events
Continued from page 14                 Kevin Smith will conduct a 2-hour
                                       introductory exploration of Spur
reptiles play in the food web.
                                       Cross during an easy hike. Smith
  Saturday: At 2 p.m. a presentation   will discuss the area’s Hohokam
about venomous creatures will          prehistory and historic gold mining
be offered at the Nature Center.       to the romantic days when Spur
Rangers will offer information         Cross meant vacation from a saddle.
about the role these animals             Saturday: At 9 a.m. a moderate
play in the desert ecosystem.          two-hour hike will give explorers a
                                       chance to observe the petroglyphs
Spur Cross hosts
                                       created hundreds of years ago
variety of hikes
                                       by the Hohokam people.
  Spur Cross Ranch Conservation
                                         Saturday: Beginning at 3 p.m.
Area hosts a variety of hikes each
                                       Ranger Kevin Smith will lead a
month. For a complete listing of
                                       nature walk through Spur Cross
hiking and walking opportunities
                                       Conservation Area. During the easy
                                       two-hour hike adventurers will learn
  Listed below are some of the
                                       about the ecology of the Sonoran
hikes scheduled in January. Those
                                       desert. Participants are encouraged
interested in participating are
                                       to bring binoculars.
encouraged to wear closed-toe
                                         Monday: At 9 a.m. an easy 1.5
shoes or boots and long pants,
                                       hour walk will focus on health,
use a walking stick and bring
                                       camaraderie      and   the    desert’s
plenty of drinking water. Those
                                       serenity. The hike is designed for
participating on evening hikes
                                       people who want to begin trekking
should bring flashlights.
                                       in the desert at an easy pace. Hikers
  Hikes are $3 per person for adults
                                       should bring sturdy shoes, a water
that don’t have a Spur Cross Ranch
                                       bottle and a hat.
Conservation Area Pass. Bring exact
change. Children under 16 are free.      For more community events go to:
  Friday: At 9 a.m. park ranger        www.theFoothills
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                                                                                   real estate for real people
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(HAFA) was initiated, I                         past week the government                for the program, only 700           foreclosure while preventing       on their balance sheet,
wrote an article saying the                     released the numbers of how             were      approved      through     the devastating impact it can      which can cause insolvency.
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named the program, HA HA                        helped during 2010, and                 number is not a misprint.           For those that do a short sale,    that failed in 2010!
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                                                                                        housing, the ongoing high           short sale is 19% versus over      Lieu of Foreclosure, or just
                                                                                        unemployment          numbers,      40% in a foreclosure reaching      walk away. One must decide
                                                                                        and lagging economy, many           as high as 60% for properties      which of these three options
                                                                                        homeowners continue to walk         in Phoenix. Additionally,          is the best for them both in
                                                                                        away from their home.               with a short sale, lenders don’t   the SHORT and LONG term.
                                                                                          However, even with the            have to worry about getting        Deciding which option to take
                                                                                        pathetic results of HAFA, I         involved in a long foreclosure     might be easier when there’s
                                                                                        remain a firm believer that         process, which can cost tens       a thorough understanding of
                                                                                        the short sale process (minus       of thousands of dollars in         how each option might affect
                                                                                        HAFA) is still the best option      attorney     fees,    insurance,   their credit and ability to buy
                                                                                        for most homeowners who             property taxes, utilities and      a home in the future.
                                                                                        are severely underwater in          other holding costs. Multiply        Keep in mind, the main
                                                                                        their home and who are              this cost by the thousands of      reason a financially distressed
                                                                                        facing financial challenges.        foreclosures happening every       homeowner would do a
                                                                                          In my estimation, short           week and it is easy to see         short sale is to help preserve
                                                                                        sales     offer    far-reaching     why the banks prefer a short       more of his/her credit. It
                                                                                        benefits not only to the seller,    sale to a foreclosure. Beyond      can also be a very effective
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                                                                                                                                                                    real estate for real people
                                                                                        to the buyer and to the banks.      face with a foreclosure, the                     continued on page 16
January 26, 2011                                                 The Foothills Focus   page 17

                                                       real estate for real people
Continued from page 14

means to get rid of a (cash out)           are completely pain free or easy,
second lien that is not protected by the   but clearly, the VERY last option
anti-deficiency laws of AZ.                should be to just let a property go
  With regard to the credit impact of      into foreclosure. Every homeowner’s
a Foreclosure and a Deed-In-Lieu,          situation is different and with the real
the results are very similar because       estate landscape changing daily, it’s
most lenders report a Deed-In-Lieu of      imperative that anyone facing these
Foreclosure as a foreclosure and it will   challenges get the most up to date &
remain on the credit report for 7 years    accurate information possible.
from settlement completion. It will also     Please keep in mind that the
remain on ones public report forever.      information outlined in this article is a
  Homeowners with a foreclosure            broad overview and is not intended to
should expect about a 250-point hit        be taken as legal or accounting advice.
on their credit report. Unfortunately,     Homeowners facing foreclosure are
the pain doesn’t stop there, as having     advised to seek additional information
a foreclosure often results in other       from a competent CPA and/or real
creditors    canceling    accounts    or   estate attorney. The author is not an
significantly raising rates, insurance     accountant or an attorney; however,
premiums adjusting higher and it can       we would be happy to refer any
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                           Show Me the Money, Haiti
   So now we’re back to ground             one knows where much of                    Initiative” many times, and
zero, literally. A few weeks               the aid designated to help the             they say they have distributed
after the attacks on 9/11, actor           Haitians is. There is absolutely           tens of millions of dollars to
George Clooney and a bunch                 no transparency and little                 help the Haitian people and
of celebrities fronted a telethon          accountability.     Dozens     of          can provide documents to back
to raise money for the families            brand-new donated trucks sit               that up. But, again, once the
of the victims. It was a well-             idle at the Port-au-Prince airport         cash arrives in Port-au-Prince,
intentioned project that raised            because the Haitian government             darkness descends.
about $150 million.                        wants thousands of dollars in                 The moral question is this:
   Unfortunately,              the         “import duties” before it will             Should good people continue
distribution of the money was              allow the trucks to transport              to send money to a place that
somewhat chaotic, and I led the            vital goods to the suffering               has been corrupt for eons? The
charge to have the celebrities             people. That’s just one example            scenes this week of Baby Doc
pressure the charities to be more          of the madness going on.                   Duvalier, the gangster former
transparent about where the                   Presidents Clinton and Bush             dictator of Haiti, returning
funds were going. Clooney took             the Younger headed up the                  to his country after an exile
umbrage at my request, and a               private relief effort in America,          in France is symbolic of the
big controversy ensued.                    which raised $53 million for               problem. Despite all the good
   Now we have the charity                 Haiti. In the middle of a wicked           intentions in the world, Haiti
debacle in Haiti. A year after             recession, Americans gave their            remains a place of squalor
the devastating earthquake                 hard-earned money to help                  and hopelessness. Nothing
that killed more than 300,000              people they will never meet.               seems to get better.
people, more than a million                I asked Bush if he knows why                  I would like to see Clinton and
Haitians are still living in the           there has been so little progress          Bush demand accountability
streets. This despite the fact             in Haiti even after so much                from the Haitian government                 It is much more difficult to see            out more about Bill O’Reilly,
that the United States alone               money has poured in there. He              right now. These guys should                that it is honestly spent.                  and read features by other
has sent almost $2 billion to              said he does not know.                     go on television and call                      Veteran TV news anchor Bill              Creators Syndicate writers and
that nation. Another $10 billion              Clinton will not even answer            some people out. Clinton, in                O’Reilly is host of the Fox News            cartoonists, visit the Creators
has been pledged by other                  my questions, despite the                  particular, knows what’s going              show “The O’Reilly Factor” and              Syndicate web page at www.
countries, but it is impossible            fact that he has been deeply               on, and he has a responsibility             author of the book “Pinheads       This column
to track that money.                       involved with Haiti for years.             to let us know.                             and Patriots: Where You Stand               originates on the Web site
   The brutal truth is that no             We have called the “Clinton                   It is easy to ask for money.             in the Age of Obama.” To find     

                                                                        The Sarge Shriver I Knew
  Headline: Losing political               ticket carried Massachusetts and            sweating human beings whom                 any one of the following:                   And his children deserved the
campaigns do not build                     the District of Columbia that               he encounters even more than               founder and director of the Peace           affection and admiration he
character, but they do reveal              year, while Richard Nixon and               he loves mankind in the abstract.          Corps; founder of Head Start;               gave them.
character. When your campaign              Spiro Agnew (both of whom                     After working in or covering             founder of Legal Services for                  You may notice that there
has the strong scent of loser              would be forced by their own                11 presidential campaigns,                 the Poor; creator of Volunteers             has been no mention here of
about it, you do get to hear               crimes from office within two               I have come to expect the                  in Service to America; president            Sarge’s famous in-laws. I, for
the most creative excuses                  years) carried the other 49 states.         sometimes vast gulf between                and chairman of the Special                 one, have always felt that the
why local officeholders have                  As political director of the VP          the candidate’s controlled,                Olympics; U.S. ambassador                   Kennedy connection was an
an unavoidable conflict that               campaign, I was on the campaign             public face and his frequently             to France; and Democratic                   impediment to the political
prevents them from sharing any             trail with Sarge constantly from            unappealing, private reality.              nominee for vice president?                 career he might have had on his
public platform with you when              August until Election Day from                Sarge Shriver was truly the                 But beyond his unsurpassed               own. We will never know. What
you are campaigning in their               before the first campaign event             exception — curious, kindly,               record of public service and of             is unarguable is that this gifted,
hometown. Excuses as believable            in the morning until after the              personal and optimistic.                   making great differences in the             movie-star handsome man —
as — my favorite nephew is                 last stop at night.                           Mickey Kantor, who was a                 uncelebrated lives of so many,              think Cary Grant or George
graduating from driving school                In that shared political                 poverty lawyer representing                what I recall most vividly about            Clooney — dedicated himself
or our family has a longstanding           foxhole — when you know, but                migrant farm workers in Florida            being with Sarge was the love               and his life to remembering
appointment about our late                 never admit, that you’re going              in the late ‘60s when he first met         he so obviously felt and freely             the forgotten, listening to the
parakeet with the taxidermist.             to lose — you really get to know            Shriver and who after working              expressed for his late wife                 ignored      and       strengthening
  I first met Sargent Shriver              somebody. The Sarge Shriver I               in that same 1972 campaign still           Eunice and for each of their                the weak. We will, sadly, not
in a losing campaign when                  got to know so well and to like             went on to become secretary                five children — Timothy, Mark,              soon see his like again.
he was the 1972 replacement                and to admire so much was                   of commerce, once put Sarge’s              Maria, Bobby and Anthony. I                    To f i n d o u t m o r e a b o u t
vice presidential choice of                both a thoughtful, committed                remarkable public career in                have never seen any political               Mark Shields and read
Democratic      Sen.     George            Catholic and a thoughtful                   clear perspective, and it’s worth          figure — make that any public               his past columns, visit the
McGovern.       For      anyone            committed liberal — that rare               repeating. Would any of us not             person — who had a fonder,                  Creators Syndicate web
unfamiliar    with     American            and wonderful liberal who                   be completely thrilled, Kantor             more loving relationship with               p a g e a t w w w. c r e a t o r s . c o m .
politics, the McGovern-Shriver             actually likes and loves fallible,          asked, if we had accomplished              his children than Sarge did.

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                              623-742-0267                                                                   Call Gary                           $25 and up                            Cleaning, Weekly, Bi-Weekly &
                               Licensed-Bonded-Insured                                                623.465.2889                              602-703-4123                        Servicing Anthem to Cave Creek, New
                                   ROC# 268397 K-11                                                                                                                                     River, N. Scottsdale & beyond
                                                                      (623) 374-9669
                                                                    handyman/remodels                                                                         Bonded & Insured
                                                                                                                                              home improvement                     Call Sandra 480-807-0022
                                                                                                                                                                                       Cell 480-707-8610
                             EXCAVATING                                                                                                                                               •Maintenance
                              we make dirt look
                               good dirt cheap                                                     Service - Repairs                                                               •Irrigation Repairs
                                                                   LANDSCAPING GRANITE
                                                                    AND BOULDERS FOR
                                                                                                    Residential – Commercial                                                          •Landscaping
                                  we will beat
                                everyones prices                      HOME, BUSINESS             Remodel, Additions & New Build                                                       •Hardscaping
                                                                                                                                                                                    •Design, Install &
                                                                                                 No Job Is Too Small!
                                                                     OR DELEVOPMENTS
                                  guaranteed!                                                                                                                                           Remodels
                                                                   Anthem Approved!
                             602-635-8987                              New River                         We Do It All!                                                            •General Contracting
                                                                                                     Plumbing • Electrical Drywall
                                                                    Cobble Source                  Painting • Cabinets • Carpentry
                                                                                                                                                                                        Mike Potter
                             . Excavating                                                           Framing • Concrete • Fencing
                             . Landscaping                                                         Foreclosure Clean - up •Repairs                                                Landscaping/Hardscaping
                                                                                                                                                                                   M&J General Contracting
                             . Hauling                             46211 N. Black
                             . Clean ups
                             . Flood control                        Canyon Hwy.                         Fred Ward                                                                    623-465-0952
                             . back fills
                                                                     3 miles North at Anthem
                                                                        on I-17 east side
                                                                                                  Over 20 Years Experience                                              

                             . Many other “dirt                           frontage road                                                                                              ROC 150017, 203168
                                                                                                                                                                                      Bonded & Insured
                               works” services                     602.629.1000                   Licensed, Bonded & Insured • Roc 198411
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       landscaping                           landscaping                              landscaping                          massage                         painting                       painting

                                      IDDINGS & SONS
                                       DESIGNING AND MAINTAINING
          Licensed •Bonded            LANDSCAPES FOR OvER 20 YEARS!
                                                                                       • BBQ • Stone vaneer
 Custom Landscaping • Flagstones                                                 • Gazebo/Ramadas • Fire Pits                                           I Don’t Text,
  BBQs • Sprinkler & Drip Systems      •Professional Maintainence                       • Pavers/Flagstone
                                                                                                                                                       I Don’t Tweet
Installed & Repaired •Tree Trimming    •Tree Trimming                           • Bee Hives • Outdoor Kitchens
        Sod or Rock Installed          •Irrigation Specialist
                                                                                  • Water Features • Clean Ups
                                                                                    • Tree Trimming • Accent
                                                                                                                                                        I Don’t Blog
          Paver Installation
        Free Estimates                 •Water Features                              Lighting • Curbing • Turf
                                                                                 • Irrigation • Boulders • Block                                     I DO PAINT!
    602.403.9674                       •BBQ’s/Fireplaces                             Fences & Custom Gates
                                                                                                                                                    30 Years Experience
                                       •Pavers/Hardscapes                      Call For Free Estimates
        Manuel Olguin
                                       •Landscape Lighting                           valley Wide                                                    623.587.5684
                                                                                                                                                       Not A Licensed Contactor

  Sprinkler Repair                     •Clean-ups                               (602) 413-4370
   & Installation                     Let us create the perfect
•Affordable Same Day                   environment for you!
                                                                               JW’s MAINTENANCE
                                                                                              LANDSCAPING &

 Service                              623-465-2546                             FREE ESTIMATES
                                      623-297-7584                                Services Offered:
•12 Years Experience                   FREE ESTIMATES                             Christmas Tree Pickup
                                                                                       Tractor Work
                                       Bonded, Insured & Licensed #ROC166390
                                                                                   One Time Clean-ups
“No Job To Big Or Small”                                                        Weekly/Biweekly/Monthly                     masonry
  602-330-6965                                                                         Maintenance
                                                                                Tree Trimming and Pruning
                                                                                        Palm Trees
 Lilly’s Landscape                                                                     Tree Removal
                                                                               Lawn Care and Maintenance                                                Grayson’s
                                                                                                                       Our name is our Commitment
                                                                                       Weed Control
                                                                                      Rock Spreading                    Block Walls                    Painting,LLC
                                                                                   Design and Planning                Retaining Walls               Interior/Exterior
                                                                                       Trash Hauling
                                                                                                                            BBQ                         Custom Painting
                                      •Maintenance                                       Irrigation
Customer Satisfaction                                                                 Poop Scooping                      Fireplace                     Pressure Washing
                                      •Design & Install                                                                                                  Drywall Repair               •Interior & Exterior
  And Attention to
 Detail Guaranteed!!                  •Tree Pruning & Removal                  623.465.8926                            stone Veneer                   30 years experience             •Remodels
                                      •Clean Ups                                  JEFF WALKER -Owner                      Pavers                    Free Estimates                    •Epoxy Floors
• 20 Years Experience
                                      •Sprinkler & Drip Systems
                                                                                  602.579.3168                      Licensed Bonded & Insured
                                                                                                                                                                                      •Multi-Spec Coatings
• Arizona Native                                                                                                     MBE/DBE/SBE Certified             15% Winter
• Anthem Resident                     •Landscape Lighting                         JOSH DYER-Manager
                                                                                                                    602.397.0194                        Discount                      •Wood Staining
• Owner Operated                                                                  602.789.4373
• Irrigation Specialist               •Sod & Gravel Installed                                                    Commercial & Residential
                                                                                  Leave a Message and
• Maintenance Expert                   Friendly, Dependable Service                                      
• One Time Clean Ups                          Free Estimates
                                                                                     your call will be
                                                                                    returned shortly!                                               623.332.5179
• Tree Trimming
                                                                                                                    RES. LIC#ROC153109                     Lic.,Bonded,
• Routine Maintenance                  (480) 212-2292                                  locksmith
                                                                                                                   COMM.LIC#ROC258072                      ROC#197373
• FREE ESTIMATES                                                                                                                                                                       Pest control
 Call: Matt Lilly
                                         WE TAKE
                                       GREAT PRIDE
                                                                               KEYS to the DESERT
                                      IN OUR WORK!                                     Locksmith
                                       Superb Maintenance                                                                                                                            Specializing in
                                       Drip Irrigation                                                                                                                            Quality Termite Control
                                       Landscape Lighting
 Now Servicing Anthem &
      Desert Hills                     Pavers Installed                                                                                                                           Also All Phases of Pest Control
                                       Tree Work                                                                                                                                        Services Including:
    GOT WEEDS?                         Grading & Backhoe                                                                                                                           Africanized Bees • Roaches
       Hire us for your                Weed Control
  YARD CLEAN-UP                                                                                                                                                                      Wasps •Spiders • Crickets
    and your 1st month                 Clean-ups & More...
                                                                                                                                                                                             Pack Rats
 landscape maintenance is             English Speaking Personnel
            FREE                          American Citizens                                                                                                                         Pigeon Control • Scorpions
                                                                                                                                                                                            Ants • Ticks
       (min 3 months)
Additional services: Irrigation
                                      RELIANT LANDSCAPE
                                          Cave Creek - Carefree
 Repair & Landscape DESIGN                  North Scottsdale
                                             FREE                                                                                                                                  Locally owned & operated in
  480.686.9432                           CONSULTATION                                                                                                                                     Cave Creek, AZ
       Liz Martin
Desert Botanical Garden Certified
    Only Employs US Citizens
                                         lew@reliantlandscape.                  623-465-0572                                                                                      623-465-7900
                                                                                                                                                                                    I8479BC, Licensed, Bonded, Insured
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          pet sitting            plumbing
                                  plumbing                           roofing                                    storage                          water heaters                   water treatment

                                                                                                       BLACK CANYON
                                                                                                          STORAGE                                 Water Heaters
                                                                                                        Drive a a lot!
                                                                                                                                              50 Gallon Bradford
                                                                                                          Computerized Gate Access
                                                                                                                                                       White Gas
                                                                                                            Sizes from 5x5 to 10x30
                                                                                                         RV & Boat Parking available               Water Heater
                                                                                                            2 Year Price Guarantee
                                                                                                      Mail Boxes, UPS, Keys cut, Copies,
                                                                                                      Faxes, and Packing Supplies, too.
                                                                                                                                                                      Plus Tax
                                                                                                       34695 S. Old Blk Cyn Hwy
                                                                                                                                              50 Gallon Bradford
                                                                                                      (623)-374-0648                          White Electric Water
                                                                                                            Tree service
                                                                                                                                               Installed Plus Tax
                                                                                                                                              water treatment
                                                                                                                                           ROC # 254779 • Licensed,
                                                                                                                                             Bonded & Insured
                                                                                                                                                                        (7473)    wells & pumps
                                                            rubbish removal         We

                                                                                                                                              Water Treatment

                                                          We Remove

           plumbing                                                                                                                         Clack WS-1 32,000

                                                           Rubbish!                                                                        Grain Water Softener
                                                          We remove almost anything you                                                    Installed Plus Tax*
                                                               don’t need, plus we’ll do                                                   *Installed
                                   pools                  all the loading and clean-up too.                                                to exsisting
                                                                                                         tile installation                 loop

                                                                                                                                           Yearly R.O. Filter
                                                           Up-to 100% of Loads Recycled                                                    Change & Service*
                                                                                                                                             *Most systems, membrane
                                                                                                                                                    not included
                                                                                                                                           ROC # 254779 • Licensed,   (7473)
                                                                                                                                             Bonded & Insured

                                                          (480) 545-1220
                                                                Scrap metal
                                                 RWks Service Directory Ad.indd 10/29/10 1:29:36 PM

                                                        Scrap Man
• Water Heaters                                                     FREE
                                                              Pick Up of
• Drain Cleaning                                            anything metal                                     trucking
• Water Softeners
                                                             We also pick up
• R.O. Systems              ULTIMATE                          the following:
• Leaks                       POOL                             Car Batteries
• Gas Lines                   SERVICE                          Electrical wiring
                            Reliable and Dependable            Junk Cars
           Best               Weekly Pool Service
                                                               Air Planes
          Price                   and Repairs
        Guaranteed                                             Even your Broken
                            OWNER/OPERATED                     Down Spaceship!
     24/7 Emergency              For 22 Years                  Etc,Etc.Etc.
  623-551-PIPE                    Call Tim at            Call Robert at
                            623-297-7581                 602.550.7776
 ROC # 254779 • Licensed,
   Bonded & Insured
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                                  46641 N. Black Canyon Hwy. New River, AZ 85087                       classifieds

                  NOTICES                       $4700 602-710-9977 OR 480-502-4479               AVAILABLE. SEND YOUR RESUME TO                  also available. For further info, please call   Lynn & Roy’s Helping Hands. To help
NOTICE OF LANDLORD AUCTION In                   1979 Jeep CJ7 Clean, Rebuilt, call for                       602-400-0826.                                   move, haul or just shuffle your stuff. 928-
accord with A.R.S. 33-1023 property will be     more details $4500 firm 623-374-9888             Drivers-Teams: Werner Enterprises. Team         ADOPT HORSES rescued from slaughter!            899-0977
sold located at 7835 East Gelding Suite A-C                                                      Sign-On Bonus Extra 3cpm on ALL dispatched      Rehabilitated & ready for families.                       PETS & SUPPLIES
                                                1964 to 1972 classic sports car, muscle
Scottsdale February 12, 2011 at 10:00 am                                                         miles for first 6mos could mean between         Volunteer,donate or sponsor also!               Rattlesnake proof your dog now. Snake
                                                car wanted by private party running or not.
BIGBUGTOURS.COM * 928-308-1411*                 480-518-4023                                     $3,500.00 to $4,000.00! 888-567-3101            Dreamchaser Rescue an accredited                proofing for all breeds of dogs. New
                                                                                                 Work @ Home. $420-$7k Per Mo.                   American Sanctuary and a 501c(3)                River location. 480-215-1776          www.
Basic Obedience Class: 7pm. This 6 week                FINANCIAL SERVICES
                                                                                                 Supervisors & Reps 480-788-7174                 registered charity is in need of donations.
course will focus on basics: Come, Sit,
Down, Stay, Wait, Leave It, How to walk                                                          Exciting opportunity to re-shape                Funds, tack, supplies or just your time.        AKC Lab pups. 3 chocolate males. will be
on a leash without pulling, Proper Etiquette                                                     the auto retail industry. Start-up co.          Also looking for special people to sponsor      ready for their new homes on 1/15. with
for meeting & working around other dogs                                                          is seeking someone who likes to                 our sanctuary mares. These mares will live      first set of shots and paper work. parents
& people. Goal is to improve your working                                                        negotiate, is knowledgeable about               out their lives here at the ranch. Also have    on sight. for pics. or more info please call
relationship with your dog and establish the                                                     vehicle pricing, energetic and people           several horses available for adoption. Now      Jennifer @ 602-291-8902
foundation needed for effective dog training.                                                    orientated. Email to             offering riding lessons & trail rides           Basic Obedience Class: 7pm. This 6
$15 a class. Arline 623-465-7397 Carefree                                                        set up interview.                               to feed the horses” 623-910-6530                week course will focus on basics: Come,
Hwy & I-17. Private classes available.                                                                                                  or               Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Leave It, How to
                                                                                                 Seeking      Passionate     Part-Time           email
              ADOPTIONS                                                                          Caregivers and Companions. MUST                                                                 walk on a leash without pulling, Proper
ARE YOU PREGNANT? Considering                                                                                                                                       MISC.                        Etiquette for meeting & working around
                                                                                                 be able to drive and have reliable
adoption?       A     childless,     loving,                                                     transportation.     Experience with             Roll up door for shop. 6ft, all hardware.       other dogs & people. Goal is to improve
committed couple seeks to adopt. Home                                                            Seniors desirable. APPLY IN PERSON:             $125. 623-742-0369/602-214-5692                 your working relationship with your dog
filled with love, laughter & financial                                                           CAREFREE HOMECARE COMPANION                     Pool table made by Dynamo,bar                   and establish the foundation needed for
security. Expenses paid. Gil & Dave                                                              SERVICE 7600 E. Redfield Rd., Ste. 185          table,all accessories included. excellent       effective dog training. $10 a class. Arline
1-888-580-ADOPT(2367).                                                                           Scottsdale, AZ 85260                            shape.$750. 623-742-0369/602-214-5692           623-465-7397 Carefree Hwy & I-17.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Private classes available.
ADOPT: Happily married, loving couple                        FIREWOOD                            Hair Stations Available. Rental Only. Contact                 MISC WANTED
will provide warm home, education, good                                                          Brandy at Magnolias. 623-465-2999               Wanted: Corrugated Steel panels (approx         REMEMBER TO ADOPT!<< Maricopa
                                                GETTIN COLD OUTSIDE? GET WOOD.                                                                                                                   County Animal Care and Control 602- 506-
upbringing, and happiness to your baby.                                                                        INSTRUCTION                       2ft x 7ft), and old steel shed. Will pick up.
                                                FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS       HAPPY                                                                                                                   PETS.
Expenses paid. Contact Patty & Greg.                                                                                                             Call cell 1-847-738-1194
                                                ENDING FIREWOOD CALL 4 ORDERS                    ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE - from 1-888-497-4431.                                                                                                                                                             Sheltie & Collie rescue have beautiful
                                                623-374-0852                                     Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal,          Free Clean fill dirt wanted, near New
ADOPT: Warm, very happily married                                                                *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job             River & Circle Mtn Roads. Some rocks OK         dogs    for  adoption.   480-488-5711
                                                Cave Creek has Camping                                                                                                    
couple will give your newborn a future                                                           placement       assistance.       Computer      847-738-1194
                                                or Cooking wood. We have Oak, Pecan,
full of love, security, support and                                                              available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call
                                                                                                                                                                                                         TOP DOLLAR
                                                Mesquite, Juniper, or Pine for a lower                                                           Wanted: Old/New Guns, anvils, wagon
opportunity. Legal expenses paid. Please                                                         888-216-1541.
                                                price. We Deliver. 602-228-4311                                                                  wheels, Antique safes, Guitars, Old Spurs.
call Laurel/Adam: 1-877-543-9827.
                                                            GARAGE SALES                         AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for high            Cash Paid. 623-742-0369/602-214-5692
              ADULT CARE                                                                         paying Aviation Career. FAA approved
                                                MOVING SALE: Bedroom Sets, TVs,                                                                  Wanted to buy. US Silver coins 1964 &
TLC European mother/daughter team                                                                program. Financial aid if qualified - Job
                                                Refrigerator, Baby Crib and Armoire, Baby                                                        earlier. $10 x face value. 623-465-9872
looking for 24/7 job caring for your loved                                                       placement assistance. CALL, Aviation
                                                stuff, Camping Equip., Tools, Aluminum                                                           Big Screen TVs, as is, 41”-100” HD TV’s,
one. Licensed CNA;15 years experience;                                                           Institute of Maintenance 866-314-5370.
                                                Carport, Beautiful like new 8’ Maple                                                             Statewide pick up. Quick response. Bob
excellent references. 623-606-7036                                                                      LIVESTOCK & SUPPLIES
                                                Pool Table with Ping Pong table tops                                                             602-271-4461
Wildflower Senior Assisted Home,LLC             and accessories, Microwave and other             HORSE               BOARDING/TRAINING
is a boutique level residential care home       Kitchen items, Paintings and other interior      LESSONS. If you are looking for a ranch         GUITAR WANTED! Local musician will
catering to “LADIES ONLY” Located in            decorations, Couches, Sporting goods,            that truly cares for the well being of          pay up to $12,500 for pre-1975 Gibson,
N.Phx (85085) in the beautiful Sonoran          Truck Rack, Utility Trailer. Lots of Stuff!!!    your horse look no further! We offer full       Fender, Martin, Rickenbaker and Gretsch
Foothills just south of Carefree
Highway & east of I-17. Wildflower is
                                                Friday Jan 28th-Sunday Jan 30th 8AM-
                                                5PM1507 E. Carriage Lane ( 16 th St just
                                                                                                 care with all amenities. Feed, fly spray
                                                                                                 system, auto waterers, bedding, turn-out
                                                                                                                                                 guitars. Fender amplifiers also. Call toll
                                                                                                                                                 free! 1-800-995-1217.                                         •Jewelry
owned & managed by an RN who is on
site. Please visit our website @ www.
                                                north of Cloud )                                 all included in $300 board. Horse & rider                SERVICES OFFERED                                     •Gold
                                                                                                 friendly atmosphere. Arena plus trails.         2011 Still Upside Down? We Can or
                                                Moving Sale Sat., Sun., January 29th,
                                                and 30th, 8 - 5, quad, bikes, trailer, handy 602-810-7772              help. Success with short sales since                          •Silver
call Karen @ 602-697-8220
                                                man/household items, lots of stuff, North
                                                on Spur Cross to Morning Star, West to
                                                                                                 Saddle & Tack Repairs. English & Western.
                                                                                                 I back all my work, 23yrs exp. Same
                                                                                                                                                 2007. Short Sale Masters AZ The
                                                                                                                                                 Young Group HS 602-284-5435 www.                              •Platinum
Nice GE gas dryer, $100. 602-568-1044
                                                Old Stage Road, first house East side            location for 18yrs. Buy – Sell – Trade.
                                                                                                 Circle Mtn. & 18th St. 623-465-7286
                                                            HELP WANTED                                                                          WELD AND REPAIR SERVICES. On
2003 Yamaha 100 V-twin Custom. 15K              Part time 8-10 hours a week. Real                Blue-Papered Foxtrotter Mare, 10 yrs.,          Site welding,Oil,Black,Galvanized Pipe
miles. Customized – many extras. Must           estate office. Strong & fast computer            15.3 H. Great disposition, smooth ride,         Fencing,Arenas,Stalls,Corrals,Mare
see. $7900 obo. 602-750-5047                    skills, loan processing experience               excellent trail horse. Chestnut w/flaxen        Motels,Shades,Gates,Custom Barns Etc.
                                                helpful but not necessary. Must know             mane. $2500. Call Wolf @ 623-512-8235           FULL MOBILE SERVICE 602-821-7167
1960 to 1976 Enduro or dirt bike wanted
                                                spreadsheets, pleasant phone voice.                                                    
by private party. Must be complete 50cc                                                          LUV SHACK RANCH RESCUE is a
to 500cc. Will look at all, running or not.     Email resume to: officeresume@                   501(c)3 non profit organization. We             I will clean your home. Over 20 years
480-518-4023                                                                    rehabilitate and adopt out local horses         experience. Anthem area. References.
                 AUTOS                          B A K E R S / C O O K S / D I S H WA S H E R /   that have been abused, neglected or             Call for information. 623-297-9123
1985 Dodge 1 ton. 9ft service body, good        HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED AT SPIRIT                    rescued from slaughter. We are in need of       LEGAL      SERVICES   -     Document
engine & tires, $1000 623-465-0311              IN THE DESERT RETREAT CENTER                     donations and sponsors to help with feed        Preparation, TRAMONTO office 623-551-
                                                IN CAREFREE. GREAT SCHEDULES                     and vet care. Volunteer opportunities are       0136

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   COMMERCIAL PROPERTY                          Ensemble DevMan of Arizona, 602-954-8414.        Pet OK. New River Area. $300 month.             Tired of Searching for just the right           on 2.5 acres. Cathedral ceilings, Satillo tile
COMMERCIAL/RETAIL/OFFICE.NON-                                RENTALS                             Rent can be discounted for help around          rental? Call Jo at Coldwell Banker              & fireplace. 2 master suites, very private,
SMOKING,FOR RENT IN BLACK                       RV SPACE--YOUR RV/PARK MODEL.                    property. 623-465-8861                          Daisy Mtn Re for one on one service             beautiful views. $449,000 obo. 480-488-4237
CANYON CITY ON OLD BCC HWY                      NICE, CLEAN PARK. TREES. INCLUDES                PARK MODEL in Oasis/Black Canyon City           at no cost to you.480-326-8825
GOOD LOCATION CALL480-244-9135                  WIFI--STORAGE SHED. 55+. APPROVED                55+ GATED w/amenities. Gorgeous inside                     REAL ESTATE
For Rent: 1100sqft Building, C-2, Office,       PET OK. LAUNDRY. BLACK CANYON CITY.              & out; corner lot just $36,000. Also, park      Gorgeous Sante Fe style mfgd home
Retail, Plant Nursery. Between Anthem and 623-374-9123             model lots (apprx 60x100) w/guaranteed          approx 1600 sf 3BR/2BA. 55+ GATED
New River exits, east side frontage road.       For Rent. New River. 27th Ave & New              LOW rent. 623-826-4001/Owner                    com w/resort amenities/Black Canyon
For info call Shannon at 602-629-1000           River Road. 2-3 Bedroom, 1.5 bath, water         Airstream Trailer, West Cave Creek.             City. New SS-appl pkg +SO much more.
                                                included, NO PETS. $850mo plus deposit.          Suitable for one person, covered porch,         $79,900 w/guaranteed LOW month lot
Medical Space for lease at 60th Street and
                                                623-533-1675                                     fenced, private, secure, $400 mo.               rent 623-826-4001/Owner
Carefree Highway. Beautiful building with
an affordable lease rate and immediate          Trailer for Rent on 1.5 acres, Private.          includes utilities. 480-326-2480                Cave Creek House for Sale on the Creek.
availability. Contact Marina Hammersmith at                                                                                                      2800sqft home plus 1200sqft guest house

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                                                                                  e Holt Group would like to thank
                                                                               all those who entrusted us to help
                                                                               them navigate this market –
                                                                               It has been a pleasure to work with you.                         Thank you for publishing your insights
                                                                               I appreciate your hard work and professionalism.                 and putting it all in perspective.

                                                                               Thank you both for all your help to get us                       THANK YOU for your articles that
                                                                               through this short sale. We appreciate all your                  are published in our local paper!
                                                                               e ort and assistance.                                            You are speaking the truth!

                                                                               We applaud the professional manner in which                      It has been quite a journey and you have
  Real Estate for Real People.                                                 you handled this nightmare called a short sale…                  been great! I for sure would have not been
                                                                                                                                                able to do any of this without you! If you
                                                                               Thank you, thank you, thank you! You both                        need any referrals count me in!
                                                                               were so helpful throughout this whole process.
                                                                               We truly appreciate everything you did.                          I can’t believe this short sale got done –
                                                                                                                                                you are both amazing - thank you so
                                                                               You and Christina were awesome – Thank you                       much for all of your hard work and
                                                                               both for your e orts on our behalf. Your help                    supporting me through this process
                                                                               made a painful process more tolerable.
                                                                                                                                                Thank you for assisting us through the surreal
     We, at The Holt Group, have helped countless                              Thank you both, VERY much. We have appreci-                      short sale & BOA odyssey – we appreciate you
                                                                               ated your professionalism throughout this                        more than you will ever know.
     buyers and sellers navigate this market and                               ridiculous process. This is one chapter we are
     we can help you too!                                                      happy to close!                                                  My experience from the beginning with both
                                                                                                                                                you and Christina, has been beyond expecta-
     Call Now for a confidential consultation:                                  You guys are brilliant in dealing with these                     tions. Thanks again.
                                                                               banks and you are making a di erence – one

     Robert Holt 623.748.9583                                                  person at a time – highly commendable.                           Thank you so much!!!.. you guys are great.
                                                                                                                                                To be out from that house is a huge relief
      Certi ed Distressed Property Expert                                      Robert, thank God I read your articles in the                    for us even though we loved it.
                                                                               Foothills Focus – you need to be syndicate this
      Top 1% producing teams in AZ                                             column to reach more people to give them                         Michelle and I want to thank you for all your
      RE/MAX Chairman’s Club and Hall of Fame                                  "The real Scoop."                                                help with selling our home. It was probably
                                                                                                                                                a lot tougher than we all thought and we
      For more comprehensive info about Short Sales, visit our site:           Kevin and I are very grateful that we found you.                 appreciate you seeing it through.
                                                                               We have worked with our share of realtors over the
      www.                                           years and none of them even come close to you.
                                                                               We will never use anyone else again. We appreci-
                                                                                                                                                We really appreciated the great job you and
                                                                                                                                                Christina did for us. You will never really
                                                                               ate you putting up with us over these last months.               know how much you two have helped.

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                                                                                                                    (On corner of 99 Ave, and Bell behind McDonalds) 623.875.6034
                                                                                 • ANTHEM 42211 N 41st Dr #101
                                                                                                          (West side of the Fwy. by U-Haul in Anthem Commerce Park)          623.551.4553
                                                                                 • SCOTTSDALE/CAREFREE 32619 N. Scottsdale Rd.
                                                                                                                                   (Summit Safeway/Target Shopping Ctr)      480.488.5880
                                                                                 • SCOTTSDALE 15233 N. 87th Street (Frank Lloyd Wright and the 101 Freeway)                  480.348.5688
M-F 10-7 SAT. 9-6 SUN.11-5                                              NEW! • PHOENIX SLEEPSOURCE DESIGN CENTER 2330 West Bethany Home Rd. 602.246.2628

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