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									August 3, 2011 • Vol. 09, No. 35                                               POSTAL PATRON CAVE CREEK             www.thefoothillsfocus.com                                          ECRWSS
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 Anthem • Black Canyon City • Carefree • Cave Creek • Desert Hills • New River • N. Phoenix • Tramonto
Anthem Council brings end to Freedom Way
     MARC BUCKHOUT                  our marketing plan. If this is               The committee and staff
     MANAGING EDITOR                costing us money and keeping               suggested the gradual phase out
                                    our staff from doing other, more           most notably so staff would have
   In a spirited debate that
                                    productive things, let’s stop it.”         time to build up as complete
had more turns than those
                                       After providing a 24 page               of a data bank as possible of
needed to flip through Freedom
                                    report to the council the                  email addresses in order to send
Way’s 48-pages the Anthem           Economic Development and                   out email blasts encouraging
Community Council decided,          Marketing Committee, which                 residents to view the online
at the July 27 meeting, that the    was tasked with evaluating                 version of Freedom Way.
December issues will be the final   the effectiveness and value of               Instead it was the third
print edition of the magazine.      Freedom Way, came back with                motion of the evening, one
   Board Vice President Bob         eight possible options.                    made by Copen, which finally
Copen asked how quickly                Their recommended option                passed. by a 4-2 vote from the
staff could transition away         would have seen a slow faze                council, which was minus an
from the magazine, which has        out of the magazine that would             absent Jeff Pointer.
been produced in its current        have extended the printing of                Copen’s long-standing effort
form since 2006.                    the magazine through 2012,                 to get an answer to constituents                                                   Marc Buckhout/The Foothills Focus
    “Do we have the ability to      reducing the page count from                                                     The Anthem Community Council voted to discontinue             the printing
                                                                               concern about the cost of
make the change in the next         48 pages through the rest of                                                     of Freedom Way come 2012. The move was made                   primarily to
                                                                               Freedom Way was part of the
five months and get away from       2011, to a 16-page advertising                                                   redirect staff’s time to marketing Anthem outside the         community.
this?” he asked. “If that’s the     free      publication       printed                           FREEDOM WAY        The magazine will continue in a scaled down                    format at
                                                                                              continued on page 5    onlineatanthem.com.
case I say we move forward with     10 times in 2012.

                                                                                          County expects improved road
                                                                                        maintenance with New River facility
                                                                                    MARC BUCKHOUT                   to and from the job site,”             operations began last month.
                                                                                    MANAGING EDITOR                 Arnold said.                             Along with various front
                                                                                                                       With the new building, county       end loaders, scoops, and dump
                                                                                  Roy Arnold finally has            employees assigned a myriad            trucks on site, there is also a
                                                                               time to stop and smell               of tasks ranging from dirt road        fuel pump, used not only to
                                                                               the popcorn from the old             grading, shoulder grading,             fuel     construction   vehicles,
                                                                               style popcorn maker that             pothole repairs, minor pavement        but is also used my Maricopa
                                                                               sits in his office.                  repairs, storm damage cleanup,         Sheriffs office vehicles, which
                                                                                  The field supervisor is one       street sweeping and bridge and         previously had to be taken to
                                                                               of 24 people working out of          guardrail maintenance among            Cave Creek for fueling.
                                                                               Maricopa County Department           others begin their day at a              The building has a couple
                                                                               of     Transportation’s newest       facility that is in the heart of the   of offices along with a main
                                                                               office, located at 41835 N. New      2,000 square miles in the North        meeting room with computers,
                                                                               River Road, in New River.            Valley they are assigned to serve.     where assignments are doled
                                                                                  Prior to the completion              “I would say a lot of the           out each morning as calls come
                                                                               of the $2.3 million facility,        work we do is less than 30             in for service.
                                                                               located 5 miles west of I-17 off     minutes away from our new                “We have projects that we’re
                                                                               of New River Road, county            office,” Arnold said.                  working on, but we also respond
                                           Marc Buckhout/The Foothills Focus
                                                                               employees responsible for road          Construction on the 4,000           to calls that come into the
The New River Maintenance Facility, which opened in July, sits on              maintenance made a daily             square foot building, located          main dispatch,” Maintenance
7.5 acres of land and has a variety of construction vehicles used              commute from 29th Ave. and           on 7.5 acres of land began
                                                                                                                                                           Supervisor Myron Richards
to maintain North Valley roads. The $2.3 million facility has already          Durango each morning.                in May of 2010.
allowed for increased productivity as county employees are no longer              “You had 24 guys spending            Once APS was able to supply                                       FACILITY
driving from a central Phoenix location each day.                                                                                                                            continued on page 8
                                                                               2.5 hours a day just getting         power to the building day-to-day


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                                      fishing report                                                                     Desert Hills woman
        STAFF REPORT                Aqua Fria and later in the day                BARTLETT                                  found dead
   This is a scaled down, North     by the 1,702 sign outside the         Lake elevation is 1,759
                                                                                                                      STAFF REPORT                   where they found the woman
Valley focused, version of the      Aqua Fria. The mouths the          feet, which is 51 percent full.
                                                                                                                 Neighbors called Maricopa           lying on her back outside her
weekly fishing report produced      northern coves were productive     Reservoir release is 150 cfs.
                                                                                                              County Sheriff ’s deputies after       front door.
by Arizona Game and Fish.           as well. They also caught one      This can be a summer hot
                                                                                                              finding Desert Hills resident             Neighbors had gone to check
To view the complete listing go     largemouth on a Skinny Dipper.     spot for bass, catfish and
                                                                                                              Dena Schuster, 47, dead outside        on the woman after not seeing
to    http://azgfd.net/artman/      Another angler also enjoyed the    crappie at times.
                                                                                                              of her home on July 23.                her for a couple of days.
publish/FishingReport/J26-          morning bite using topwater,          The small bass are plentiful
                                                                                                                 At approximately 10 a.m.,              There were no signs of foul
Fishing-Report.shtml                jerkbaits and cranks. Spoons       and real hungry at Bartlett.
                                                                                                              officers reported to the call in the   play or any type of struggle
                                    were also working for him as       They like to hang over rocky
                                                                                                              east 200 block of Jordan Lane          according to MCSO.
      LAKE PLEASANT                 well. Largemouth bass were         substrate next to steep drop
  Lake elevation 1,671 feet         real active at the surface.        offs. Topwater works well as
                                                                       does dropshot and jigs. Bass are
(66 percent full). Fishing is
very good for striped bass at
                                    Two nighttime striper fishermen
                                    kept about 65 stripers and two     chasing shad in the coves and               Helicopter takes Anthem
night using frozen anchovies
as bait, but there is also a
                                    channel cats. Another 30
                                    stripers and three cats were
                                                                       around the points.
                                                                          During the daytime, try
                                                                                                                       youth to hospital
sporadic daytime topwater           on the small side so they were     fishing the rock stringers, reefs,
                                    released. The largest striper      islands and major points in the                STAFF REPORT                      Daisy       Mountain      Fire
bite for both striped bass and
largemouth bass. Most of the        was 22 inches long. Nighttime      lake using crankbaits, topwater                                               Department public information
                                                                                                                A 9-year-old Anthem boy
action is in the main-lake basin,   fishermen      usually       use   lures, drop shots, and/or jigs.                                               officer Dave Wilson said
                                                                                                              was transported by helicopter
especially where there are          anchovies although the bait           This is the time of year when                                              the boy was transported in
                                                                       bass can be actively chasing           to Phoenix Children’s Hospital         serious condition.
extended lake points. Islands,      choice was not mentioned.
                                    One angler started at 5 a.m.       shad at the surface. This daytime      following injuries he sustained           The helicopter landed at Spirit
reefs and submerged humps
in the lake can also produce.       and stayed a couple hours. He      topwater bite can be sporadic          in a fall at his home at               and Independence, stopping
A couple of morning anglers         threw topwater Ricos in the        in July, but will continue             approximately 6:30 p.m. Friday.        traffic in the area.
kept 32 stripers. Fishing was       mouths of the northern coves       increasing in frequency and
                                                                       intensity throughout August.
pretty good around sunrise then
quickly faded as the sun climbed
                                    and out towards the main
                                    lake. He caught 12 stripers and    By September, the topwater                     New River/Desert Hills
higher in the sky. The best
lures were gunfish and white
                                    most were pretty small around
                                    1 to 1.5 pounds. He caught five
                                                                       action here can be stupendous.
                                                                       The more you fish Bartlett,
                                                                                                                       group returns with
Rapalas. The better fishing         largemouth bass with the largest                              FIsHING
                                                                                       continued on page 15
                                                                                                                       September meeting
spots were by the buoys in the      about 3 pounds.
                                                                                                                       STAFF REPORT                  be addressed by the group.
                                                                                                                The New River/Desert Hills           The speaker for the September
                                                                                                              Community Association will             meeting has yet to be announced.
                                                                                                              resume its meetings with a 7:30          Crossroads            Christian
                                                                                                              p.m. Sept. 13 free gathering at        Fellowship is located at 42425 N.
                                                                                                              Crossroads Christian Fellowship
                                                                                                                                                     New River Road. For information
                                                                                                              in New River.
                                                                                                                                                     about the group go to newriver-
                                                                                                                After taking off the months
                                                                                                              of July and August the group           deserthillscommunity   association.
                                                                                                              invites the public to come and         org or call either 602-432-2800 or
                                                                                                              discuss issues they think should       602-525-0548.




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                                                                            MCSO nabs suspect
                                                                        following extensive search
                                                                                   STAFF REPORT                                            scrapes and bruises in an effort
                                                                                                                                           to stop the suspect.
                                                                      The      Maricopa      County
                                                                   Sherriff ’s     Office      made                                          The search for the suspect
                                                                   an arrest well after what                                               continued            throughout       the
                                                                   they believed to           be a                                         evening as helicopters with
                                                                   routine     traffic    stop   at                                        spotlights were used in the
                                                                   I-17     and     Anthem     Way                                         desert     surrounding            Anthem.
 theFoothillsfocus.com                                             Thursday afternoon.
                                                                                                                                           The suspect was eventually
                                                                      After being pulled over
                                                                                                                                           taken into custody.
                                                                   at approximately 4:30 p.m.
       46641 North                                                                                                                           According to MCSO officials
                                                                   the male took off on foot,
    Black Canyon Hwy.                                              knocking over a Posse member,                                           the suspect was not believed to
      New River, AZ                                                who sustained some minor                                                pose a threat to the public.
          85087
                main                                                      Daisy Mountain responds
   623-465-5808                                                              to pair of rollovers
                  fax
   623-465-1363                                                                                                                              One of the four people in
                                                                                                                                           the vehicle was transported to
    ffeditorial@hotmail.com                                                        STAFF REPORT
                                                                                                                                           the hospital, with what were
 foothillsfocus@qwestoffice.net                                                                                                            believed to be minor injuries.
                                                                     Within a 24 hour period Daisy
           Publisher:                                              Mountain Fire Department                                                  The accident only caused
         John Alexander                                            paramedics responded to a pair                                          minimal slowing in the area.
                                                                   of rollover accidents in which                                            The second incident, also
      Managing Editor:                                             two victims were transported                                            a single vehicle rollover, sent
       Marc Buckhout                                               to local hospitals.                                                     the driver to the hospital along
                                                                     The first accident came
                                                                                                                                           Carefree Highway on July 27.
          Art Director:                                            at approximately 1:35 p.m.,
                                                                                                                                             Daisy      Mountain        Fire
                                                                   July 26 when a southbound
         Dave McQueen                                                                                                                      Department Public Information
                                                                   vehicle rolled several times
                                                                   before coming to rest in the                                            Officer Dave Wilson said that
   Account Executives:
                                                                   grass off I-17 just south of                                            speed may have played a factor
     Stan Bontkowski
                                                                   Anthem Way (exit 229).                                                  in both instances.
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impetus to look into the value of    media attention outside Anthem.              The makeup of the survey
the magazine.                           “I found out about Anthem              takers included 63 percent which
   The committee’s research          because of an article I read              were 50 years or older, perhaps
indicated that in 2010 Freedom       in Golf Digest,” he said.                 quelling fears that doing away
Way cost $225,000 to produce.        “The point is advertising on a            with the printed magazine
The cost was offset to a             national or at least a regional           might alienate Anthem’s older
degree by ad revenues of             basis could pay dividends.”               residents a claim made by
approximately $150,000, leaving         Ray Norris said he could be            residents Betty Towne and Ted
a deficit of $75,000.                supportive of the committee’s             Illston who labeled those of his
   Board member Ron Jerich,          recommendation and a motion               vintage “Q-tips.”
one of the two no votes, said by     brought forth by board member                Staff suggested there would
his number, if 150,000 copies        Emily Wrinkle if advertisers              still be some instances where
of Freedom Way are printed           had the opportunity to continue           information could be mailed
each year and the cost to the        advertising within Freedom Way            along with bills to residents, but
community is $75,000 the cost        through 2012.                             said they would lean on local
per household is approximately          The committee then explained           media as well.
$.50. Jerich made an initial         that in order to accommodate                 The committee suggested
motion to table a decision until     space for advertising the 16 page         that by discontinuing their
August’s meeting on Freedom          goal would not be accomplishable          advertising    efforts    through
Way, which was defeated.             as the space to accommodate the           Freedom Way, Anthem would
   Along with cost, the committee    ads would require additional              have a better relationship with
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an assessment.                          Instead they voted on                  for the same advertising dollars.
   Under the current setup staff     Wrinkle’s      original   motion,            President     Craig     Boates
spends 85 hours a month in           which       failed      when    it        and board member Tim
garnering advertising to help

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                                     drew a 3-3 tie.                           Fyke voted with Copen,
offset the cost of the printing of
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the magazine. The committee
                                     an online survey about Freedom            motion to end the printed edition
suggested that there were a                                                                                          Innovative Earthworks Inc. is a Civil Engineering Firm located
                                     Way that was sent to 4,100                starting in 2012.
variety of other things staff                                                                                        in New River Arizona that provides the following services:
                                     email addresses of Anthem                    Anthem staff is attempting
could be doing in efforts to                                                                                         • Site Inspection & Pressure testing to verify
                                     residents. In a survey, which             to acquire email addresses to
sell Anthem both regionally                                                                                            Quali cation for Water Meter Reduction
                                     was completed by 594 residents            as many Anthem residents
and across the country if they                                                                                       • Soils Analysis/Percolation testing for Existing and New Septic Systems
                                     54 percent said they would like           as possible in order to direct
weren’t tied to that type of                                                                                         • Grading and Drainage plans for Existing or New Construction
                                     to receive information from the           residents to the online edition       • Code Violation Assistance
commitment each month.
                                     Council online, while 8 percent           of Freedom Way. In order to
   In examining other similar
                                     said they would prefer to see it          get on the list resident should
communities around the country


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the committee came up empty.
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   “We were unable to find
                                        “I don’t support the posture           which point they are asked for
any       other      communities
producing a monthly printed          of the committee,” Jerich said.           their information and then need                            Wednesday Nights After 5pm. Good for SPAGHETTI ONLY.
magazine,” committee member          “I don’t think they’ve taken into         to check the box next to the                                One child MEAl With EACH adult Spaghetti purchase.
                                     account the entire community.”            Anthem Community list.                                            Must present coupon. Expires 9/30/11.
Holly Matson said. “Offering
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                                                               together to battle a new enemy to                                            just looking to get away and
                                                                                                    grandfather, etc). A half-brained       not think for two hours. I did
                                                               the wild, wild west. When I first
                                                               heard that premise, I thought        attempt at exposition at the            feel the theater shake for a
                                                               it would either be the coolest       beginning of the movie, though,         moment, and thought perhaps
                                                               movie ever, or the dumbest           leaves a lot to be desired, as I just   everyone was about to burst
                                                               movie ever. Well, it’s certainly     found myself not caring about           into applause. Then, I realized
                                                               not the first, although the latter   the people who had been taken,          what it was- John Wayne rolling
                                                               is a bit too harsh. A bit.           nor those left-behind. And, if          over in his grave.


                                                                Cancer group                             ProMusica to participate
                                                                  meets in                                 in 9-11 remembrance
                                                                 Cave Creek
                                                                       STAFF REPORT

                                                                  A cancer education and
                                                               support forum is being offered
                                                               at 10 a.m. Aug. 13 at Good
                                                               Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal
                                                               Church in Cave Creek.
                                                                  Coffee and cookies will be
                                                               available prior to a presentation
                                                                                                                                              Photo courtesy bendiksoerensen.blogspot.com
                                                               by a registered nurse from the
                                                               Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center.              STAFF REPORT                   in different time zones across
                                                               The topic of her presentation                                                America and “rolls” across the
                                                               will be spiritual well being and        On Sunday, September 11,
                                                                                                                                               country in churches and
                                                               trying to find meaning in illness.   ProMusica Arizona (PMAZ)
                                                                                                                                            auditoriums from the East Coast
                                                               A group discussion will follow       will join concert groups across
                                                                                                                                            all the way to Hawaii.
                                                               the presentation.                    the country performing Mozart’s
                                                                                                                                               The Rolling Requiem will be
                                                                  Those planning to attend are      Requiem in memory of that day
                                                                                                                                            performed at the Community
                                                               asked to R.S.V.P. at 480-488-        10 years ago when the towers
                                                                                                                                            Church of Joy (just north of
                                                               3283. Good Shepherd is located       fell. The one-hour tribute--The
                                                                                                                                            101 on 75th Ave) in Glendale
                                                               at 6502 E. Cave Creek Road           9-11-11 Project: A Requiem of
                                                                                                                                            at 3 p.m. For this performance,
                                                               in Cave Creek.                       Remembrance-- starts at 3 p.m.
                                                                                                                                            ProMusica Arizona members
                                                                                                                                            will be joined by singers from
                                                                                                                                            the Community Church of
                                                                                                                                            Joy, Scottsdale Community
                                                                                                                                            College, and several other
                                                                                                                                            churches. In all, more than 150
                                                                                                                                            singers and musicians will
                                                                                                                                            deliver the performance.
                                                                                                                                               To assist with the occasion,
                                                                                                                                            the Daisy Mountain Honor
                                                                                                                                                                                   9-11
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Anthem dentist Frank Wolf and his wife Annette will travel to the Palm Springs area to climb San Jacinto Peak
as part of “Dentists Climb For a Cause” in October. Wolf, who has participated in the event before is hoping
to raise $5,000 for the cause which offers dental services in Guatemale, Nepal and Northern India.

       MARC BUCKHOUT                  education and dental treatment       regularly so hopefully we’ll                        First Saturday of Every Month
      MANAGING EDITOR                 projects in Guatemala, Nepal         do pretty well.”                                                                                                   8am - 12 Noon
   Anthem dentist Frank Wolf          and Northern India.                     “We’re particularly excited
prides himself on going the extra        “These are areas where the        to have Frank join us again this
mile for his patients.                people don’t have access to          year,” said Daniel A. Bobrow,
                                      dental care,” he said. “The effort   executive director of Dentists
   From a dental mission in
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Vietnam to volunteering his           will provide dental care and         Climb For a Cause. “Frank was
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                                      simply teach people important        with us at the very beginning,
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Chicago, to offering his services     lot of cases haven’t even been       a testament to his commitment
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to the financially challenged in      introduced to tooth brushes.”        of giving back.”
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San Jacinto Peak outside the          increase in 12 miles for a total     go to climbforacause.com. To make                            • Granite • ABC • Sand
Palm Springs area.                    climb of 10,800 feet.                a donation, or to schedule a dental                     •River Rock • Fill Dirt • Boulders
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gain in the lower 48 states,
the couple will work to raise
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                                                                                                                                                                                                Guard will appear in dress
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                                                  Mention th
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                                                                                                                                                                                                a single bagpipe will pipe in the
                                                   ad for a is                                                                                                                                  Honor Guard as they present the
                                                25% Disc                                                                                                                                        colors before the performance
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                                 & REGISTRATION                                                                                                                                                 up to 1400 people.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   In addition to the first

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                                                                                                                                                                                                a second performance will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Glendale

   Titles & Permits                                                                                                                                                                             be at 7:30 p.m. at the Valley
 •
                                           701 W. Deer Valley Rd. Suite A5                                                                                                                      Presbyterian Church in Paradise
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   3 or 5 year MVR                                                                   Deer Valley Airport      Maricopa County Field Supervisor Roy Arnold and Maintenance
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                                                                                                              Facility last month. The office has 24 employees working                          Director for PMAZ, encourages
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                                                                                                                                                                                                anyone who cannot attend the
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                                                                                                              Road, five miles west of I-17.
                                                                                                                                                                                                afternoon performance to come
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                                                                                                                                                                                                to the evening concert.
                                                                                                              or damaged traffic signals,           environmentally sensitive facility
                                                                                                                                                                                                   “This is such a unique
                                                                                                              flooding or other problems.”          close to our customer base
                                                                                                                                                                                                performance opportunity; we
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                                                                                                                                                    and service that we are able
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                                                                                                                                                                                                Valley Presbyterian. Everyone
      child support, spousal maintenance, paternity, child custody,
                                                                                                                                                    facility will remain, for many              is welcome. We especially
                                                                                                              facility itself has been built as a
 . Business:
      grandparent rights, property and debt distribution and adoption.
                                                                                                              green building with a variety of      years to come, an expanded                  encourage people who are now
                    including business formations, contracts, employee                                                                                                                          or have been firefighters or first
 . General counsel for your business.
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                                                                                                              and water use, cutting down on        for the entire Northeast Valley             responders to attend—this is a
 .    Auto Accident Claims                                                                                    CO2 emissions and solid waste         region of the County,” he said.             tribute to you as well as those
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                                                                                                                 Maricopa County Department         south off of New River Road,
     One East Camelback Road, Suite 300 Phoenix, AZ 85012                                                     of Transportation Director John       5 miles west of I-17 at                     for either concert and there is
  Telephone: 602-277-9791 Fax: 602-277-9789                                                                   Hauskins believes between the         the same location as the                    no admission charge, although
             www.palominolawaz.com                                                                            gas savings and the man hours         County’s Recycling Center.                  donations may be requested.
             info@palominolawaz.com                                                                           saved that the building will pay         Facilities        Management             Information about ProMusica
                                                                                                              for itself in about a year.           Cynthia Robinson said the New               Arizona and the National Requiem
                                                                                                                 “We are very pleased to            River Maintenance Facility will             of Remembrance is available at
 IRS & AZDOR CONFLICTS                         Angelo Bellone, CPA                                            improve both the access to our        also be available to the public,            promusicaaz.org or by calling
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North Valley schools prep for 2011-2012 year
                                          STAFF REPORT

  The 2011-2012 school year will get underway for Cave Creek Unified School District students on
Aug. 11 with Deer Valley Unified School District students getting started on Aug. 15. Listed below are
the start times at all of the local schools.

     Cave Creek Unified            Horseshoe Trails Elementary                Anthem School
       School District              5405 East Pinnacle Vista Dr.          41020 NE Freedom Way
          Ccusd.org                           Phoenix                             Anthem
                                          School hours:                        School hours:
Cactus Shadows High School              9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  5802 East Dove Valley Rd.
          Scottsdale                Lone Mountain Elementary                 Canyon Springs
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       School hours:
    7:20 a.m. - 1:57 p.m.
                                     5250 East Montgomery Rd.
                                            Cave Creek
                                                                             42901 N. 45th Ave.
                                                                                 Phoenix
                                                                                                                                               (623)	
  465-­‐4741
                                          School hours:                       School hours:                                                 	
  CUSTOM	
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  CASITAS	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  
Sonoran Trails Middle School            9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                  8:10 a.m. – 3 p.m.                                                         REMODELS
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           Phoenix                      Deer Valley Unified                 Desert Mountain                   Project
                                                                                                              Management
        School hours                      School District                    35959 N. 7th Ave.
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    7:40 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.                    Dvusd.org                          Desert Hills
                                                                              School hours:
       Black Mountain               Boulder Creek High School               8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.
      Elementary School             40404 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy.
        33606 N. 60th St.                     Anthem                        Diamond Canyon
                                                                                                         Child’s Play Preschool
           Scottsdale                     School hours:                  40004 N. Liberty Bell Way                     Serving the Community since1974
         School hours:
     8:40 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
                                       7:40 a.m. – 2:10 p.m.                     Anthem
                                                                              School hours:
                                                                                                                                      tering
                                                                                                                           Now Regisall
     Desert Sun Academy
                                       Sandra Day O’Connor
                                            High School
                                                                          8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                               for F
       27880 N. 64th St.                  25250 N. 35th Ave.                  Gavilan Peak
                                                                                                                                Desert Foothills Community Education
          Scottsdale                           Phoenix                      2701 Memorial Dr.                Conveniently located at CCUSD Elementary School Sites
        School hours:                      School hours:                         Anthem
      9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                7:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.                 School hours:
                                                                            8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.              Multi-Age Programs
 Desert Willow Elementary                                                                                   for Ages 3-5
 4322 East Desert Willow Pkwy.                                           New River Elementary               Part-Time & Full-Time
           Cave Creek                                                   48827 N. Black Canyon Fwy.          AM/PM Programs
        School hours:                                                           New River                   Before &After Care
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                                                                            9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.              Accredited by NAC

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                                                                real estate for real people
                                       Exuberance in real estate market is irrational
  Over the last several weeks I        the family that bought (or re-       recession or worse. However, as I                  while I too am happy to see              Like it or not there will be
have read one fascinating article      fied) their home in ‘03, ’04, ‘05,   have previously written, I do not                  that we are eating through some       many more foreclosures to come
after another exclaiming how           ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 are all that happy,    think the Phoenix market will                      inventory, it will do nothing         as more and more homeowners
amazing the current Phoenix            much less exuberant. To me, the      fall another 25 percent, unless                    for the homeowner who is              wake up to the complete futility
real estate market is and how          exuberance is irrational at best     the unthinkable happens. What                      seriously underwater except           of paying a mortgage that is twice
many homes are being sold. In          and irresponsible at worst.          is the unthinkable? A dollar                       perhaps give false hope.              as much as the home is worth.
these articles, we are told that the      The       term      “Irrational   collapse, U.S. dollar removed as                      Look – despite the buying,         Remember that a home that has
buying is at the same pace we saw      Exuberance” is also a title of a     world reserve currency and/or                      the fundamentals that drive           fallen 50 percent in value has to
in 2005, and we hear from real         book written by Robert Shiller,      run-away inflation. While these                    appreciation are not there.           appreciate at over 100 percent to
estate agents who are as giddy         who is one of the most rational      events are possible, I am not                      Buying is part of the equation,       get back to a breakeven point.
as a schoolgirl the night before       people in the country and is also    ready to think they are probable.                  but for every home that is sold          And when will home prices
the big prom.                          the one who along with Karl             What I do believe, is that                      there will be one going into          go up? According to Moody’s
  Granted, it is good that the         Case, came up with Standard          anyone who thinks the Phoenix                      foreclosure if not today then         Analytics, a subsidiary of
buying has been strong, but            & Poor’s Case – Shiller Home         housing market is ready to take                    tomorrow or next year or the          Moody’s Corporation and the
I fail to see why there is such        Price Indices. Shiller, who is an    off is uniformed or delusional                     year after that. Why, such a          same ratings firm that is warning
exuberance when a blind man            economics professor at Yale, is      or both. I hate to bust anyone’s                   dire prediction? Well currently,      the U.S. government that our
can see that we are still in a         also one of the most respected       bubble, but the current level                      67 percent of all Phoenix             debt is about to be downgraded
                                       economists of our time. He is also   of buying is doing nothing                         homeowners find themselves            from AAA, has predicted that
massive hole. Maybe the digging
                                                                                                                               with negative equity and more         the Phoenix housing market
has stopped (for a while), but         the same person who recently         more than helping the market
                                                                                                                               than 200,000 of them are more         will not see 2006 prices again
the hole is so massive that it is      declared that he foresees housing    to potentially find a bottom.
                                                                                                                               than 50 percent underwater.           until 2035. Others say it will
going to take many years for us        falling by as much as 25 percent     However, the buying (much of
                                                                                                                                  Remember that one of the           be even longer.
to climb out of it.                    before we finally find a bottom.     it from investors) is not going
                                                                                                                               many reasons this country                No matter what your personal
  While real estate agents             He also believes (as I do) that it   to give way to any serious level
                                                                                                                               has never seen this level             opinion is of those that just
might find joy in the current          is highly probable that the U.S.     of home appreciation any time
                                                                                                                               of foreclosures is because            walk away from their homes,
pace of buying, I do not think         economy is heading back into a       in the near future (years). And,
                                                                                                                               in previous down turns,               the fact is there are hundreds of
                                                                                                                               homeowners would let every            thousands more potential short
                                                                                                                               other asset go before letting their   sales and foreclosures ahead.
                                                                                                                               home go back to the bank. Was         This of course, will continue
                                                                                                                               this because people were “better      to    place     heavy     pressure
                                                                                                                               people” or more committed             on home values.
                                                                                                                               to paying their obligations in           What is worse is that the
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                community events
MEMORIAL                                  The goal of this year’s theme,
Patriot Day Celebration                 Reflections of Anthem, is to depict
honors Sept. 11 1st                     the people, sites and events of
responders                              Anthem. Each photo will be
   Patriot    Day         Celebration   entered under one category
honoring        1st        responders   that best depicts the photo. The
                                        categories include: public art,
from 9-11 will take place from
                                        volunteerism, Anthem at work,
2 – 9 p.m. Sept. 10 at Paseo
                                        events, and amenities.
Highlands Park.
                                          The photos will be viewed by
   The Patriot Day Celebration          a panel of judges and will be
commemorates civilians and first        given points between 1 and 15
responders that sacrificed their        each for focus, exposure, lighting,
lives for freedom on 9-11. In           subject, impact, uniqueness and
addition, the families of service       composition. All submissions
personnel who stand by and              must be printed on 8” x 10” paper
support their dedication also will      and submitted with a CD-ROM
be recognized.
   Entertainment will include
                                        labeled with the contestant’s
                                        name, telephone number and
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                                                                                                                                                Walgreens       Mountainside
Park is located at 3435 West            submission       forms       and     a                                  behind Walgreens)




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The event, which costs $9.11,
                                        com. Submission forms can
supports Friends of Freedom,
                                        also be picked up at the ACC
which provides educational
scholarships to the dependents
                                        office.     Questions
                                        to the photo contest can be
                                                                    pertaining
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   Among the dignitaries expected       PERFORMANCES
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John McCain, Congressman Ben            Snow White
Quayle, Former Vice President             Classes in preparation for
Dan Quayle, Lt. General John            On The Towne Community
Bradley Joint Chief of Staff,           Theatre’s performance of Snow
                                        White from 4 – 6 p.m. Tuesdays,
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon
                                        Wednesdays and Thursdays
and Vice Mayor Thelda Williams
                                        beginning Aug. 23 at Canyon
among others.
                                        Springs School in Anthem.
   Food and drinks will be                Following the traditional
available for purchase. New or          storyline, the fairy tale is brought
gently used blankets for Afghan         to life with an eclectic score of
refugees will be accepted. For          toe-tapping tunes.
information on the event go to            This no cut, no audition, 36
patriotdayaz.org or call 602-696-4646   hour program is designed for
or email amy@sensationalevents.         children ages 5 to 14. Cost is $200
com.                                    per child with 25 percent sibling
                                        discounts available.
CONTEST                                   The show will be performed
Anthem seeks                            Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at Cross of
photos of region                        Christ Church in Anthem.
                                          Children          will        learn
  The Anthem Community
                                        vocalization, dance, character
Council (ACC) is seeking talented
                                        development, stage presence,
photographers, both professional        self and group discipline, and
and amateur, to participate in          theatrical protocol.
Anthem’s first community-wide             For information call 623-594-
photo contest. All entries must         3832, email onthetowne@cox.net or
be submitted with a completed           go to onthetownetheatre.org.
submission form to the Anthem
Community Council located               Desert Foothills
at 3701 W. Anthem Way, Suite            Theater auditions
102, Anthem, Az 85086 by 5              for Charlie Brown
p.m. Sept. 30. Winners will have          Desert Foothills Theater will
their photos featured in ACC            conduct auditions from 10 a.m. –
publications and in ACC-owned                                        events
                                                         continued on page 12
facilities.
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                                                        events Continued from page 11
                                                        5 p.m. Aug. 20 and Aug. 21 for         3 Day for a Cure. The evening
                                                        the show You’re a Good Man             begins from 5 – 7 p.m. at Café
                                                        Charlie Brown.                         Provence with 10 percent of the
                                                           Callbacks for the show will be      bill donated to the cause.
                                                        from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Aug. 24.            From 7 – 8 p.m. there will
                                                           For     information      go to      be a Fall Fashion Party with
                                                        desertfoothillstheater.com.            refreshments and door prizes
                                                                                               at a second venue. Tickets are
                                                        LITERATURE                             $10 and are tax deductible. For
                                                        Desert Foothills                       information on the venue and to
                                                        Library will host                      purchase tickets email talleyps@
                                                        fiction book club                      yahoo.com. All the proceeds
                                                           The Desert Foothills Library’s      benefit Susan G. Komen.
                                                        Fiction Book Club will meet               The final event of the evening
                                                        from 10 a.m. – noon on Tuesday         begins at 8 p.m. at Ocho Loco
                                                        to discuss The All-True Travels        where they also will donate 10
                                                        and Adventures of Lidie Newton         percent of the bill to the cause.
                                                        by Jane Smiley.
                                                           The club meets the second           Anthem 4A Cure hosts
                                                        Tuesday of each month. Desert          variety of fundraisers
                                                        Foothills Library is at 38443            A     variety     of  Anthem
                                                        North Schoolhouse Road in              restaurants this month will offer
                                                        Cave Creek. For information            discounted prices to benefit
                                                        call       480-488-2286,       email   Anthem 4A Cure, which is
                                                        dcourt@dlfa.org        or   go    to   raising funds for JDRF family
                                                        desertfoothillslibrary.org.            walk team.
                                                                                                 From 5 - 9 p.m. on Aug. 10
                                                        FUNDRAISER/BENEFIT                     Café Provence will donate 20
                                                        Team W.I.S.H offers                    percent of all sales.
                                                        women’s night out                        From 5 – 9 p.m. on Aug.
                                                          Team W.I.S.H. is having a
                                                        series of events on Thursday as                                   events
                                                                                                              continued on page 14
                                                        fundraisers for Susan G Komen
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        Cardinals camp draws fans to Flagstaff
        STAFF REPORT                  practice will conclude with a          Just like in years past the
                                      live goal-line session.              Cardinals practices may be
   A tenuous offseason where
                                         Along with training camp          moved inside the Skydome in
court room proceedings and
                                      practices, which run through         the event of inclement weather.
labor negotiations stole the
                                      Aug. 25, Flagstaff is also hosting   Because of code restrictions
headlines was finally put to rest
                                      the ‘Big Red Pour’ International     and liability issues related to
late last week allowing NFL
                                      Craft Beer and Music Festival.       construction at the Skydome
teams to open training camp
                                         The 2nd annual event takes        fans will not be allowed to
over the weekend.
                                      place Friday and Saturday at         watch practices in the Skydome.                                                                  Submitted photo
   The Arizona Cardinals are in                                                                                Flagstaff’s 2nd annual Big Red Pour International Craft Beer and Music
                                      Fort Tuthill Park. Tickets are
Flagstaff where they practice                                                                                  Festival will take place Friday and Saturday at Fort Tuthill Park. Tickets
on the campus of Northern             $10 for one day or $15 for a two-                                        are $10 for one day or $15 for a two-day pass.
Arizona       University.      The    day pass. Beer pour tickets are
Cardinals camp practice, which        available at eight pours for $15
is subject to change is listed on     or 24 pours for $35. The park is
the team’s website azcardinals.       located west off I-17 at exit 337,
com/news-and-events/                  three miles south of Flagstaff.
article-2/Cards-Release-Camp-            Attendees will have the
Schedule/3af7a67f-e090-4fa8-          chance to sample a multitude of
9c80-8b060297d8c2                     craft beer from Sierra Nevada,
   Some of the highlights of          Grand Canyon and San Tan; to
training camp in Flagstaff            New Belgium, Deschutes and
include the Red and White             even Maui breweries.
practice from 11:35 a.m. – 1:20          Musical entertainment for
p.m. on Saturday. Prior to the        the festival will be headlined
practice, which takes place on        by CheekTones, which returns
the fields located just east of the   from last year’s inaugural event
Walkup Skydome, there will be         as well as Whiskey Rodeo.
                                                                                                                                                                            Submitted photo
a full-team autograph session            Tickets are available by
                                                                           The Arizona Cardinals training camp practices take place on the campus of Northern Arizona University. The
for kids 12 and under from            calling     1-866-977-6849      or   team, which recently acquired quarterback Kevin Kolb from the Philadelphia Eagles, is looking to bounce
10:45 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. The           flagstaffamp.com.                    back from a 5-11 record in 2010. For the team’s training camp practice schedule go to azcards.com.
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events Continued from page 12                                                 real people Continued from page 10
15 Rosati’s Pizza will donate          checks with identification will        of 3.5 percent of the purchase       are Canadians, Chinese and              above, along with continued
20 percent of all sales.               be accepted. All proceeds benefit      price. As we all now know, and       others). While this is good in the      high unemployment, which
   From 5 – 10 p.m. on Aug. 18         community children’s programs.         what I pointed to earlier in this    sense that it eats up inventory, it     only looks to be getting worse,
Barro’s Pizza will donate 25           Donations are tax deductible and       article, homeowners that are         could potentially be bad if the         is going to negatively impact
percent of all sales.                  can be dropped off at the flea         underwater are much more             world economy takes another             Phoenix housing for many more
   At each fundraiser Anthem 4         market building from 1:30 p.m.         likely to walk away from their       nose dive and these folks need          years to come.
A Cure will sell raffles tickets for   – 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays and             home. For those FHA buyers           their money back and decide to             Look, I am very thankful for
a new iPad, tickets are one for $5     from 9 a.m. – noon on Saturdays.       that bought anytime in the last      sell at the same time.                  the buying ( I own a home too
or 5 for $20. The drawing will be      Call 480-488-8400 for pick up or for   4 years, there is an extremely          Of course, as we all know,           and would like to see values go
in October during the group’s 4th      information. The Dave Anderson         high probability that they too are   lenders are not giving loans to         up), but when I read articles or
annual Poker Tournament. For           Memorial Building is at 7177 E. Ed     underwater, some seriously.          the dead any longer and as such,        hear other agents that make it
information contact Tari Skousen at    Everett Way.                              This situation creates a drag     the ability to get financed is          sound like happy days are here
anthem4acure@yahoo.com.                                                       on future prices since even if       tougher than ever. And, with so         again, I am reminded of all the
                                       YOUTH                                  the homeowner stays in the           many homeowners having their            other misguided cheerleading
                                       Anthem scouts register                 underwater home and does             credit destroyed via foreclosure
Carefree flea                                                                                                                                              we have heard over the last five
                                       for upcoming year                      not walk away, there is no real      etc., then many would-be
market returns                                                                                                                                             years. Folks, I do not want to rain
                                          Anthem Cub Scout Pack               chance of him/her moving up in       home buyers are out of the
  The Kiwanis of Carefree Flea                                                                                                                             on the parade, but flat and very
                                       432 will have registration for         the market. Move up buyers are       market for years.
Market will take place from 8                                                                                                                              low growth is the new normal
                                       the 2011-2012 school year              a vital component to a housing          Keep in mind that we currently
a.m. – 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Dave                                                                                                                          for housing and the economy.
                                       from 11:30 – 1:30 on Aug. 13           market. But the only way most        have historically lowest interest
Anderson Memorial Building                                                                                                                                 While it may prove to be a good
                                       at the Anthem Community                people can move up to a larger       rates. Should rates rise, expect
near the southwest corner of
                                       Center. Parents and prospective        home is if they take the equity      buying to slow and those that           time to buy (as long as you are
Tom Darlington and Cave Creek
                                       scouts are invited to stop by the      from the one they are in and         can buy will lose buying power.         doing it for the right reasons), it
Road.
                                       Pioneer Room for information,          then apply it to the new home.       I should also mention that come         is not time to think that all the
  The sale will include a variety
                                       forms, games and to speak with         No equity means no moving            October the FHA maximum                 problems are solved and we are
of items including anything a
                                       Pack leadership.                       up. The problem is made worse        loan amount will fall from              out of the woods. After all, we
dorm room or student apartment
                                          The Cub Scouting program            when most of these buyers            $346,000 to $271,000. With              have seen this movie before, just
might need from kitchen items,
                                       is open to boys entering               are     not    seeing    anything    such a sizable reduction in the         ask anyone who bought in ‘08
lamps, artwork, linens, furniture,
                                       kindergarten through 5th grade.        resembling a pay increase at         loan amount, I would think the          when they were told “we are at
electronics, sporting goods,
                                       FFor information contact Talley                                             market between $280,000 and             the bottom.” Robert Holt, CDPE/
jewelry, scrapbooking and party                                               their place of work.
                                       Sieglen at 623-521-9877 or                                                                                          SFR of The [HOLT] Group, RE/
supplies and books among others.                                                 Meanwhile, we have a market       $350,000 is going to take a hit.
                                       talleyps@yahoo.com.                                                                                                 MAX Sonoran Hills. For info visit
  Those interested in attending                                               place where more than 30             This will have an adverse effect
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are asked to bring their halfpg 7/12/11 community events go 1
 Foothills Focus burger own                                                   percent of the homes being sold      on all other price ranges.              TheHoltGroupAZ.com or call 623-
bags. Cash, credit cards and       www.theFoothills focus.com                 are going to investors (many            The issues, as pointed out           748-9583 and tell us your thoughts.




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                                     pet of the week
                                                                                                                      House too hot?
     Katie
                                                                                She is a small dog, about 40
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                                                                             had any accidents in her foster
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                                                                             information on Katie or other
she is going blind. She isn’t        an informed decision about
                                                                             dogs in need of loving homes,
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isn’t anything that can “cure”       and playful and alert. Because          the cost of spay/neuter, basic
her condition, but she will need     she is vision impaired, she has         vet check, heartworm test,
a more frequent schedule of                                                  microchip, 5 in 1 vaccination,
                                     excellent hearing and smell, and
doctor visits to make sure she                                               and Rabies and Bordatella
                                     uses both to get around. She is
stays healthy. We estimate that                                              vaccinations.
                                     extraordinary in her ability of
she will need to have a check                                                   The group is also in need of
up every six months rather than      understanding things around
                                                                             volunteers, especially foster homes.
once a year, and this checkup        her. She can even play a little
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will need to be with an eye          game of fetch and will bring the        asked to go azlabsandgiants.org.
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eye drops (prescription) which       She loves to snuggle and is a
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fishing Continued from page 3
the better you can dial in this      they could never keep them on                      CANYON
action as the season progresses.     the hook (for long). They got               Lake elevation is 1,657 ft,

           SAGUARO
                                     off the water about 3:30 a.m.
                                     Note - If you happen to reel in a
                                                                             which is 95 percent full. This
                                                                             is a good time to fish at night                          LOOKING FOR SOMETHING?
   Lake elevation 1,524 feet at 92   lunker, there is a certified scale at   for lunker largemouth bass, but             Find cars, JOBS,Real estate And MORE in the classifieds
percent full. This is a good time    the marina to get an official weight    don’t expect high catch rates.
to go for a mixed bag of bass,       and still release your catch. Two          A shore angler and his
                                                                                                                                                                                DEM
                                                                                                                                            Predator
catfish and bluegill. Saguaro
                                                                                                                                                                              RODENANDS
                                     witnesses are needed for the weight     girls fished a few hours and
also has plentiful yellow bass.
                                                                                                                                                                                      T
                                                                                                                                                                                 LEAVES TO
                                     to be official.                         caught three 1.5 pound bass
The best fishing will be at night
-- the lake can be crowded with
                                                                             and a couple catfish using                                                                      100%
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the daytime, especially on
                                     percent full). This is a great time     couple yellow bass using worms

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weekends.
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   A father/son duo caught
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                                     the sun went down the bite died         the kind of fish caught and
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them), and three channel cats.       caught about 35 bass; most were         could see it on the newspaper’s
It seemed as though flatheads        smallmouth. They fished the             Facebook page (facebook.com/                      Call
                                                                                                                              Today!
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                                                                          opinions and letters
                       Rural pet owners need to                                                                                     Rich wouldn’t feel
                         be more considerate                                                                                         pain of tax hike
   On Dec. 11, 2010, my             responsible pet owners who                 publish/spw/fees.shtml.                   We all know that the incomes         Why aren’t our representatives
daughter was devastated when        try and maintain a secure and                 If you should find a stray          of the wealthiest Americans             helping us to stay in our homes
she hit and killed a very young     loving home. Against all odds,             animal without identification or       increased significantly during          instead of looking the other
“unneutered”           Australian   their pet(s) escapes the confines          if you are missing a loved one,        the Bush administration years           way as Wall Street, Banking,
Shepherd that was running wild      and happiness of their security.           Craig’s List, Pets 911, Pet Finder     while the middle class actually         oil and the military continue to
with his buddy on 7th Street and    Sometimes, you are reunited                and The Arizona Humane                 lost ground relative to increasing      determine government policies?
Cloud. The puppy did not have       with your pet(s) and sometimes             Society are great resources to         costs especially energy and               We may all be created equal in
a collar so we took his lifeless    you are not.                               utilize. Remember: if you find         medical costs. The argument             the eyes of some higher power
body to a local veterinary where               REMINDERS:                      an animal without identification       the Republicans use to defend           but the sight of our leadership is
he was scanned for a microchip,        Please “do not” let your                tags, you may take that animal to      not raising taxes on the rich is        influenced almost entirely by the
to no avail. The veterinary         animals run wild. Dogs are                 a local veterinarian’s office, The     that it is the rich who grow the        big money that corporations put
was kind enough to handle the       companions that belong in                  Maricopa County Animal Care            businesses that employ workers          into the pockets of politicians.
cremation of his remains.           your home and behind a fenced              and Control or The Arizona             and improve the economy.                  The system is broke and
   On July 23, 2011, my family      yard. Cats belong in your home             Humane Society so that they            The most obvious flaw in                guaranteed to get broker for
found a dog between 12th and        and should not be allowed                  may scan for a microchip.              this defense is that unless you         the average person in America.
14th Street and Cloud. The          to roam and become coyote                     If you should happen to             have a middle class who can             Perhaps big business isn’t
young “unneutered” Boarder          and/or hawk food.                                                                 afford to buy things then they          worried because they plan on
                                                                               hit an animal, please stop for
Collie mix was tired, hungry and       Please make sure your pet(s)                                                   are not going to support new            selling their wares to growing
                                                                               assistance.    “Do not” leave
a little emaciated. It appears as   has a collar with “up-to-date                                                     businesses and growth. Why              foreign markets like China and
                                                                               dead or injured animals on or
though he’s been on his own for     tags”. Collars without tags                                                       are the Republicans so adverse          India to replace consumerism
                                                                               along side the roadways. If the
a while. Again, this dog was not    are a fashion statement and out-                                                  to raising taxes on the only            lost at home. Of course if and
                                                                               animal is wearing some form
wearing a collar with tags and      dated tags are useless.                                                           part of the population that can         when we ever do raise taxes for
                                                                               of identification, please contact
was scanned for a microchip,                                                                                          easily affords a rate increase          our corporations and wealthiest
                                       Please microchip your pets(s).          the owner(s) immediately. If
to no avail. Perhaps he was                                                                                           with no ill effects?                    10 percent of our country, their
                                    Sometimes a dog will lose his/             you are unable to make contact
intentionally abandoned?            her collar and micro chipping              with the owner(s) and the                  I don’t have an answer to           business and profits will likely go
   In the Desert Hills/New River    your pet(s) will always ensure             animal needs medical attention,        this. Incredibly, our leadership        off shore and/or abroad feeding
area, it’s a common occurrence      that you and your pet(s) are                                                      (including our hang dog                 the economies of developing
                                                                               please take the animal to a local
to find dogs running wild,          reunited. Make sure your                                                          Democrats) have allowed severe          nations as the vast majority of
                                                                               veterinaries office or to The
fending for themselves and          Microchip Company always                                                          cuts year after year at federal         Americans continue to struggle
                                                                               Arizona Humane Society. If
being hit and killed by cars.       has your up-to-date address                                                       and state levels in education           to make ends meet.
                                                                               the animal has expired, for the
This ignorant mentality needs       and telephone number(s). Any                                                      which may I remind you, is the            The long awaited march on
                                                                               Desert Hills/New River area,
                                    Veterinaries office can microchip                                                 training ground for the future.         the capitol will be postponed
to stop. To those of you guilty                                                please contact the Arizona
of this behavior - we do not live   your pet(s) or you may contact             Department of Transportation              Another obvious injustice that       because millions of us will not be
in Montana on 20 acres lots         The Arizona Humane Society                 at 602-506-6063 for pick up. If        I do not understand is how we           able to afford the gas it takes to
with the nearest road two miles     at      azhumane.org/artman2/              you live outside of the Desert         complacently and obediently             drive there; it seems to be taking
away. Wakeup people.                publish/spw/fees.shtml.                    Hills/New River area, please           go along, is the inequity               us an incredibly long time to get
   As a fifth generation native                                                                                       evidenced by the incredible             there on foot. Maybe we’d better
                                       Always spray and neuter                 contact The Maricopa County
of Phoenix and a Desert Hills/                                                                                        benefit packages politicians            start walking today because the
                                    your pet(s).        There are too          Animal Care and Control for
                                                                                                                      receive after only two years of         way things are going, the capitol
New River resident, it saddens      many unwanted animals. In                  assistance. They will redirect
                                                                                                                      service. Full free medical and          may be closed down by the time
and disgusts me to see such         addition,       neutering/spaying          you to the appropriate agency
                                                                                                                      dental coverage and incredibly          we get there..
irresponsible pet owners. The       your dog tames the desire to               for your location.
                                                                                                                      large pensions are theirs not
desert is not a place for your      stray thus he/she is less likely to           If you see an animal running
                                                                                                                      to mention the extravagant
household pet(s). Coyotes,          run off. Any veterinaries office           wild, please try and stop to                                                   Harvey Rabichow, Anthem
                                                                                                                      “business      expenses?”     they
rattlesnakes, scorpions and alike   can spay/neuter your pet(s) or             assist that animal. If need                                                    Come      join    the    blog   at
                                                                                                                      garner with little to no oversight
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                                                                                                                         Where are the voices of the
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                                                                                                                      85 to 90 percent of us who are
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                                                                                                                      to remain employed, meet our
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forget. The desert is a host to        Make sure your pet(s) is always         memorial for the little angel
all kinds of worms, parasites       up-to-date on their vaccinations.          whose life was cut short and            The Foothills Focus encourages submissions from the public for the
and unfriendly bacteria that can    Some vaccinations may be                   the recently found/abandoned            editorial page. Respond to the columnists, fellow letter writers, or let us
harm your pet(s), as well.          purchased over the counter                 dog that as of this writing is still    know about something all together different making an impact in your
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of common sense, then do            by your local Veterinary or at             voice for the animals,                  to 623-465-1363 or send them by mail to 46641 N Black Canyon Hwy,
not own a pet.                      the Arizona Human Society,                                                         New River, AZ 85087. Include your name, your city and a phone number
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                NOTICES                                 FINANCIAL SERVICES                   Hair    Stations Available. Rental                                MISC.                         ANTHEM LEGAL SERVICES: Divorce,
 ATTN: TOM SEEMEYER. The items                                                               Only. Contact Brandy at Magnolias.               Will trade roofing work           for 2-4      Wills & Trusts, Bankruptcy, Contracts,
 you stored in my garage at 3405 W                                                           623-465-2999                                     horse gooseneck trailer.          Licensed     Forms, legal document preparation
 New River Rd., New River, AZ will be                                                                                                         contractor. 602-616-9753.                      (Executive Office I17 / Carefree) www.
 sold or trashed after August 15th,                                                                                                            ***NEW BED SHEET SETS***1500                  anthemlegal.com 623-551-0136
 2011 if not redeemed by you prior to                                                                                                          COUNT***$39 (602-558-7777) $39               I will clean your home. 14yrs local
 that date. William Ingram.
                                                                                                                                              Antique Waterfall vanity circa 1930’s.all     experience. $12 hour your supplies. Good
Looking for ladies who would like to play                                                                                                     original except mirror strap in the back.     References. 623-434-8125
cards and/or mahjong. 623-465-9317
 Woodbridge      Private School.
                                                                                                  CAREGIVERS NEEDED                           $500. call 480-326-8825 Downsizing other
                                                                                                                                              furniture as well
                                                                                                                                                                                            Home Decor and Furnishings for ANY
                                                                                                         Full Time or Part Time                                                             budget! Michelle 623-670-3544 www.
 Preschool & Kindergarten NOW                                                                                                                 Used galvanized pipe greenhouse               allaboutthedeal.org
                                                                                                  Experience Desired But Will Train also
 ENROLLING! 623-428-1605 www.                                                                                                                 rafters. $35 each.Desertscape Nursery
                                                                                                         Carefree Homecare                                                                           PETS & SUPPLIES
 woodbridgeprivate.com                                                                                                                        623-492-0799
                                                                                                    25 Easy St. Suite – C, Carefree, AZ                                                     Rattlesnake proof your dog now. Snake
 Al-anon Meetings in Anthem.                               HELP WANTED                                                                                     MISC WANTED                      proofing for all breeds of dogs. New
 Mondays 10:45am. St Rose Parish.               Immediate openings for phone                            480 488 1954                          Wanted: Old steel shed and scrap metal.       River location. 480-215-1776     www.
 2825 W Rose Canyon Circle. S/W                 operators. Heavy phone volume.                Send Resume to: bob@carefreehomecare.com        Will pick up. Call cell 1-847-738-1194
                                                Accounts       Receivable    position                                                                                                       vipervoidance.com
 corner of Daisy Mtn & Meridian.
                                                also available. Positions are full                   HOME FURNISHINGS                         Free Clean fill dirt wanted, near New River    PUPPIES: Rescued from the desert,
Get the Internet Advantage. Read the            time. Will train. No nights or                                                                & Circle Mtn Roads. Some rocks OK.
                                                                                             Living room couch & matching chair,                                                             large lab mix. 10 Weeks. Melissa,
classifieds at ServicePantry.com                weekends.      7th St/Carefree Hwy.                                                           847-738-1194
                                                                                             navy blue, tan, barn red. Chair $50.                                                            Cave Creek 480-220-8987
              ADOPTIONS                         Please email your resume to
                                                                                             Couch $100. Obo. Excellent Condition.            Wanted: Old guns, western antiques.
                                                customerservice@eatonvetlabs.com                                                                                                            REMEMBER TO ADOPT! Maricopa
ADOPT:     LOVING home filled with                                                           623-465-2538                                     623-742-0369/602-214-5692
                                                or fax to 602-992-0174                                                                                                                      County Animal Care and Control 602- 506-
happiness & security awaits your baby.
                                               Gavilan Peak Sports Bar & Grill is looking    Four Antique Oak Chairs, Make Offer              Big Screen TVs, as is, 41”-100” HD TV’s,      PETS. www.pets.maricopa.gov
Expenses paid. Lidia, 1-888-206-2505.
                                               for experienced cook. PT or Full time. 623-   623-879-0262                                     Statewide pick up. Quick response.Bob
 ADOPTION: We would love to share our                                                                                                         602-271-4461                                  Sheltie & Collie rescue have beautiful
                                               465-1020. 46639 N Black Canyon Hwy.                        INSTRUCTION
life with a child. Bright future filled with                                                                                                          SERVICES OFFERED                      dogs    for  adoption.   480-488-5711
                                               Looking for trustworthy individual             Woodbridge      Private School.
love and opportunity awaits newborn.                                                                                                                                                        SundustSDA@aol.com
                                               who can pick up my kids from school            Preschool & Kindergarten NOW                    Will trade roofing work for 2-4 horse
Charlie & Nancy. 1-866-953-6670. www.          / drop off at house. Please call Mike                                                          gooseneck trailer. Licensed contractor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   TOP DOLLAR
                                                                                              ENROLLING! 623-428-1605 www.
bighopesforalittleone.com.                     @ 480-370-6130 to inquire                                                                      602-616-9753.
                                                                                              woodbridgeprivate.com
             ADULT CARE                        Drivers - Teams: $6,000 Team Sign-                  LIVESTOCK & SUPPLIES                       Sprinkler & Drip Repairs. Irrigation
SENIOR CAREGIVER: Personal quality             On Bonus when you team drive for                                                               Maintenance.       Troubleshooting,
                                                                                             Will trade roofing work               for 2-4
care for the elderly needing assistance.       Werner Enterprises! Call Now for details!                                                      Pressure Problems. Leak Detection.
                                               1-888-567-3101                                horse gooseneck trailer.              Licensed
Wide range of services from personal care                                                                                                     Timers,    Heads,   Valves     www.
                                                                                             contractor. 602-616-9753.
& meal prep to doctor appts & personal          Store install/ set up assistant retail                                                        AquaMastersNorth.com 623-748-4773
outings. Many years of experience               store. Travel 4-6 wks, $9/hr plus            Saddle & Tack Repairs. Western & English
including Alzheimer & dementia care.            expenses.      Own     transportation        plus Racing saddle too. 30 years exp. Buy-        Experienced COPYWRITER: Text
Mary 602-214-6104                               needed. 888-678-8966 X1189                   Sell-Trade. 23yrs same location. Circle           for websites, promo materials,
                                                                                             Mtn Rd & 18th St. 623-465-7286                    newsletters, etc. REASONABLE, fast.
           ATV/CYCLE/ETC                        Security Supervisor wanted for
                                                                                                                                               480-595-1416
must sell.2002 hd fatboy $10,000 obo            Prestiguous Gated Community in                 LUV SHACK RANCH RESCUE is a
2005 honda atv 450r with lonestar susp          North Scottsdale. Ideal Applicants
                                                will have valid AZ Guard License, 2
                                                                                             501(c)3 non profit organization. We               Published author available for
                                                                                                                                               enhancing documents with improved
                                                                                                                                                                                                       •Jewelry
                                                                                             rehabilitate and adopt out local horses
$4,000 obo 602-722-5778
2003 Yamaha 100 V-twin Custom. 15K
                                                years security supervisor experience
                                                and a clean MVR. Great computer
                                                                                             that have been abused, neglected or
                                                                                                                                               structure, grammar, syntax and                          •Gold
                                                                                                                                               wordsmithing. Please email for
miles. Customized – many extras. Must           skills a definite plus. Position pays        rescued from slaughter. We are in need of
                                                                                             donations and sponsors to help with feed
                                                                                                                                               specifics at: ggiroux3@cox.net.                         •Silver
see. $7900 obo. 602-750-5047                    $14/hour. Please send resumes to
1960 to 1976 Enduro or dirt bike wanted
                                                lisa@trident-security.com                    and vet care. Volunteer opportunities are         CrystalClean01- Homes & Business-
                                                                                                                                               Free    estimates   Call  Jenilee
                                                                                                                                                                                                       •Platinum
                                                                                             also available. For further info, please call
by private party. Must be complete 50cc        Part-time Landscape Maint. help. Mon-
                                               Wed $8.00per hr. 623-465-7192                 602-400-0826                                      623-764-7743                                            •Diamonds
to 500cc. Will look at all, running or not.
                                                Experienced Caregiver Desert Hills           VOLUNTEER-SPONSOR-ADOPT!                          Steel Buildings Discounted Factory
480-518-4023
                                                area for Senior Group Home. Call or          Dreamchaser Horse Rescue offers a                 Inventory. 24x36, 38x50, 48x96,
                 AUTOS                                                                                                                         60x150,      Misc. Sizes,  Limited
                                                Fax Resume to 623-465-7203                   myriad of volunteer opportunities. Please
1964 to 1972 classic sports car, muscle                                                      consider joining our Dreamchaser family!          Availability, www.sunwardsteel.com
                                               Drivers-Teams: $6,000 Team Sign-
car wanted by private party running or not.                                                  We need animal lovers who are willing to          Source:1LB 928-257-4875
                                               On Bonus when you team drive for
480-518-4023                                                                                 help with everything from ranch chores to
                                               Werner Enterprises! Call Now for details!                                                       LIVING TRUSTS! (CALL for Free
             CHILD CARE                        888-567-3101                                  fundraising! We have sanctuary horses             Brochure), WILLS, Powers of Atty.,
Babysitting - Mother of 2 grown children w/    Want to Help Abandoned Cats? Need             who need sponsors, and horses available           Deeds, LLC’s; REASONABLE –
lots of experience. Flexible availability +    volunteers      to   feed   neighborhood      for adoption.     Come see us: www.               PROFESSIONALLY PREPARED -AZ
good w/ kids! Late evenings & overnights       cats in North Phoenix locations.              dreamchaserhorserescue.org or Susan at            Certified -24 years exp., No. Phx. office,
are available. 602-740-3435                    Call Priscilla 623-551-2324                   623-910-6530                                      Call 623-271-0626


                                                                                                    Real estate
     COMMERCIAL PROPERTY                                       RENTALS                        If you love the real Arizona                     Tired of Searching for just the right        PRESCOTT AREA - Rare opportunity
For Rent: 1100sqft Building, C-2,                                                             lifestyle: One bedroom apartment                 rental? Call Jo at Coldwell Banker           foreclosure. 101 acres - $89,900. Great
                                               Cave Creek: Upper studio/ $600.00.Close        for rent in Cave Creek: Beautiful                Daisy Mtn Re for one on one service
Office, Retail, Plant Nursery. Between                                                                                                                                                      opportunity at Ruger Ranch located near
                                               to shops. Water&Electric included. W/D         Views,Quiet      Neighborhood,Nice               at no cost to you.480-326-8825               Kirkland. On maintained road. Build now
Anthem and New River exits, east side                                                         neighbors, no frills. about 750
                                               availability. 602-509-2017                                                                                 REAL ESTATE                       or buy & hold. 1st come basis. Special
frontage road. For info call Shannon at                                                       sq. ft. Newly renovated. $700 mo.                IDAHO WATER FRONT PROPERTY                   lender financing. Call AZLR 1-888-690-
602-629-1000                                    Space for your RV/Park Model.                 lease. references: 602-405-7508 or               WILL TRADE FOR HOUSE IN ATHEM!
                                                                                              602-448-1054                                                                                  8271. ADWR available.
     MANUFACTURED HOMES                         Very Nice Park. 50+. Black Canyon                                                              172’ w/f, Utilitys, 1acre, Photos
                                                                                             BCC Beautiful refurbished Apt’s 1-Bdrm            Troy    509-999-5655     globalsvc@          DEEP DISCOUNT Log Cabin on 8+ AC,
 NEW 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath DOUBLEWIDE              City.    Photos:    GreenNLush.com.
                                                                                             550.00 & 2-Bdrm 650.00, Must See!                 hotmail.com                                  $99,900. Owner must sell, beautiful whole
- CAVCO Durango Factory Order.                  623-374-9123                                 Call 928-830-5942                                                                              log cabin on 8+ acres at Windsor Valley
                                                                                                                                                        LAND FOR SALE
Full Drywall.   Hardwood Cabinets -                                                                                                                                                         Ranch. Additional acreage available at
                                               HOUSE 2/1 FENCED, BLACK CANYON                Airstream Trailer, West Cave Creek.               One Acre, mtn views, near state
1st Quality, Lowest Price - $32,995!                                                         Suitable for one person, covered porch,           land. Quiet, convient local. Rent            cool 7,000 feet elevation outside Show
Home          Outlet  1-800-493-2221.          $775+dep pet ok 623-374-5040 leave                                                                                                           Low, AZ. Financing and ADWR available.
                                                                                             fenced, private, secure, $400 mo.                 land for horses? $60k owner/agent
www.thehomeoutletaz.com.                       message                                       includes utilities. 480-326-2480                  480-540-3466                                 Call AZLR 866-552-5687. Equal Housing.
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