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Arizona Courier News November 2021

Arizona Courier News November 2021

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Index Honoring all heroes this Veteran’s Day Veteran’s Day, which is celebrated annually on November 11, commemorates the
Viewpoint;Letter . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 hardworking men and women who sacrifice their time and put themselves in harm’s way to defend the country’s core values of freedom and opportunity. While
Community . 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 Veteran’s Day certainly is a chance to honor those who have donned the uniform during wars and military installments, it also can be a chance to recognize the
Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 unsung heroes of wartime — those who step into roles so that soldiers and strategists can focus their attention elsewhere.
Travel/Recreation . . . . . . . . . 22
Kollenborn Chronicles . . . . . . 30
Home Improvement . . . . . . . 34
Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Politics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Health/Medical . . . . . . . . 40, 42
Police;Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44,46
Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Pet of the Month . . . . . . . . . . 52
Puzzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

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East Valley VIEW POINT
The views and opinions expressed on this and the following page are solely those of the original authors and other contributors.
COURIER NEWS These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of Arizona Valley Courier News, the Courier News staff,
and/or any/all contributors to this publication.
Richard Taylor
What do you think?
“Should the US have an Open Border Policy?”
[email protected]
Matt C Jennifer W William T Alyssa T
Cassie Tafoya Globe San Tan Valley Florence Queen Creek

EDITOR I worked on the wall. At No, when you travel to No. We need to have pro- No, but we do need some
this time we do have an other countries you have cess to make sure anyone updated policies when it
[email protected] open border policy. It a process to go through who wants to come to the
has been that way since before you can enter the United States doesn’t pose comes to our border.
January 20th. country. a threat to citizens.
[email protected]
Thank you to Arizona Courier News friends on Facebook for contributing to this month’s
Eileen Terry Viewpoints opinions. Follow us at Courier News

GRAPHICS LETTERS mooring doubled over, on loud familiar “woof” Gentleman,
tears running, milk out the then here they came, the cat I found your October issue
[email protected] Arizona Courier News does nose type laughter. “What’s fuzzed up twice its size and so blatantly anti Mexican
not print anonymous letters, so funny?” She asked the hound from hell closing or anti Mexican American,
Jack Olson so letters must include your When I finally got myself fast. In a last second life your overkill on Mexican
name for publication. Letters under control, I told her saving effort, the cat leaped drug bust and kingpin’s
PHOTOGRAPHER must also include an address what I had just witnessed. high and landed spread was downright racist. Next
and phone number, which While standing in my eagle about six feet up on time focus on the CIA, an
Nack Industries LLC will not be published, but driveway, I looked down a Saguaro cactus. Then a all Caucasian agency, they
used for verification of au- the street. On the other side blood curdling scream. The rarely hire minorities.
DISTRIBUTION thenticity. Please keep letters about a half a block away dog broke and ran, the cat They have had at least
to 300 words or less. Letters coming toward me was a dropped off the cactus and three Congressional hear-
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS may be edited for brevity. big domestic cat. Long hair, started back down the street ings on illegal drug run-
Bill Van Nimwegen, Regan Olsson, Ulysse Bex gray (almost black). When still yammering. It stopped ning, this a matter of pub-
A Bit of Humor - or Not it got to my neighbors and tolled on its back about lic record, or Merk Pharma
MAIN OFFICE I may be a comedians house, it left the sidewalk every ten yards, biting and who created Viox killing
worst nightmare, because and started toward the back clawing at its undercar- over 250k people, another
288 N. Ironwood Dr., Suite 106 to me nothing is funny. and disappeared out of riage. all Caucasian company.
Apache Junction, AZ 85120 “America’s Funniest Home sight. My wife just looked at
Videos” ain’t, not even a This neighbor had a dog. me and said “That’s not Paul Herrera
480-288-0351 grin. My wife has always Not an ordinary dog, it was funny.”
been aware of this per- half Rottweiler and half
Send News Stories, Press Releases sonality flaw. That’s why wooly mammoth. I heard By The Owl
Letters to the Editor to: she was so shocked when Apache Junction
I came into the house one
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Big event planned to kick-off AJ
Founder’s Centennial

Jeff Danford

AJFCC “Outside the Line”. The Apache Junction
A Beer Garden, and food
APACHE JUNCTION and drink vendors, will be Founder’s Centennial
- On August 21, 1922, available all day to keep
George Cleveland Curtis attendees nourished. Committee (AJFCC)
gave Apache Junction In addition to the live mu-
its name. To kick off the sical entertainment, there would like to thank our
year-long celebration of will be many activities
the founding of Apache going on at the park, in- major corporate spon-
Junction, there will be a cluding staged gunfights,
major event on Saturday, a car show, gold panning sors, Salt River Project
January 8, 2022, from 10 demonstrations, a Pony
a.m. to 7 p.m. at Prospector Express hand-off, cow- (SRP), Republic Services,
Park in Apache Junction. boy rope tricks, local fa-
This event is Free to the vorite Teton Ken and his Superstition Fire &
Public and will open burro Mary, ventriloquist
with a Presentation of Chuckwagon Wanda and Medical District (SFMD),
the Colors by the Apache her goofy sidekick Digger
Junction High School the Donkey, and the min- Fry’s Food Stores, and the
ROTC Color Guard and iature burro duo of Pip
close with an awesome and Lil’ Bill. City of Apache Junction
fireworks display. The stars of the hit
Live Entertainment will History Channel TV se- for their support of this
be provided throughout ries Legends of the
the day on the stage by Superstitions, Woody, about the Lost Dutchman. event. “It is only through
local bands “Mogollon”, Frank, and Wayne will be For the kids there will
“Highway 85”, and on hand, telling stories be bounce houses, pony the generous contribu-
rides, and a petting zoo
that even has snakes the tions by these awesome
kids can pet.
The more active attend- partners, and the count-
ees can enter the pie eat-
ing contest or the cornhole less other sponsors that
Props will be set up all we are able to put on this
over the park to provide
the whole family with great event for the citizens
great photo ops.
of our great community,”

says Braden Biggs chair of

the Centennial Committee.

Anyone interested in

being a vendor at this

event should contact Jeff

Danford at [email protected]

Sex Offender Notification correction Arizona Courier News publisher Richard
Taylor at the Arizona Newspaper
It was brought to the Montierth Monoleto Johnson (48) 85120. You can find this Association Conference 2021. Courier
Arizona Courier News staff 1326 W. Cactus Wren information and more at News received Awards for Non-Dailies
attention that the October St. Apache Junction, Az over 10,000 in the following categories:
edition had two sex offend- 85120. under the Police Depart- Reporting & News Excellence;
er notifications printed and Money Jay Montierth ment tab. Departmental News & Copy Editing
the addresses that were (81) 222 N Ocotillo Drive These notifications are in- Excellence; Page Design Excellence.
given were wrong. Apache Junction, Az tended to inform the public.
The correct addresses are: Johnson

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COMMUNITY Solution for Page 54 Puzzle Page

Give ‘N Go
donation drop-off

Thanks to volun- will be especially helpful Food bank new Give ‘N Go donation drop-off to Send your news, pictures and
teer John Young, the during the upcoming holi- make food donations quick and easy 24/7 events to
Superstition Community day season.”
Food Bank now has a con- Most wanted Give ‘N Go the northeast corner of Idaho Rd and Superstition Blvd at [email protected]
venient drop-off to expedite food items include canned 575 N. Idaho Road in Apache Junction.
food donations. Young built fish and meats, beans,
the drop-off to resemble a boxed meals, rice, pea-
little orange house with a nut butter and jelly, cereal,
door where donors can in- soups, canned fruits and
put food donations anytime, vegetables, canned milk,
day or night. baby food and toiletries.
Executive Director Myra The food bank is looking
Garcia praised Young’s ini- for holiday-related items,
tiative “in giving us anoth- such as canned green beans,
er way to make food do- fried onions, mushroom
nations quick and easy for soup, pumpkin, cranberry
everyone. The Give ’N Go sauce, and boxed stuffing.
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donations 24/7, and be on with an expired date.
their way in seconds. This The food bank is located at


2022 Tribute Concerts

Smooth hits from th e70s & 80s
- Kenny Loggins - Michael McDonald - Christopher Cross -

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Superstition Mountain Museum Awarded Arizona Humanities
Grant to Build Apache Wickiup Village Exhibit

Bill Van Nimwegen mountains which mark schedule is for a ground Above Apache Wickiup at the
Superstition Mountain Museum their ancestral territory. breaking and land prepa- Superstition Mountain Museum; Right,
This display experience is ration to begin in October, Apache Wickiup, Edward Curtis 1903
APACHE JUNCTION — intended to help enlighten 2021. A harvest of con-
The Superstition Mountain the community about their struction materials (Red
Historical Society was rich culture. Willow, Yucca, Bear Grass,
awarded an Arizona Given the temporary na- and Thatch) will begin in
Humanities grant in ture of the original struc- March, 2022 and construc-
September to build a pub- tures, most evidence of past tion will start soon after.
lic outdoor exhibit of an village sites exist only as The Museum plans to open
authentic Apache Wickiup round clearings. But there the exhibit, made possible
(Apache Home) Village. is an ample photographic by a grant from Arizona
The village exhibit will in- record provided by pho- Humanities, in April, 2022.
clude two wickiups, a cook- tographers in the 1880s Superstition Mountain
ing area and hide drying through 1910s. Museum is open from 9
rack. Educational text will Superstition Mountain a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday
introduce visitors to the Historical Society Board through Sunday. The mu-
Apache culture with an em- member Ken Duncan, an seum is located at 4087
phasis on the Apache home enrolled member of the San N. Apache Trail (SR88)
and family. Carlos Apache Tribe will in Apache Junction, AZ.
The Apache People consid- serve as curatorial consul- Visit superstitionmoun-
er this region’s mountains tant and humanities scholar for more
sacred and the Superstition on this project. information.
Mountains are one of four The planned project


Grand re-opening of Arizona
Water Company

Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce and some ambassadors attended the grand
re-opening of the newest remodel of Arizona Water Company on November 3.



Safety tips for novice motorcycle riders

Millions of motorists adjusting for miles trav- states require motorcy- be taking out on the road.
eled, motorcycle fatali- cle operators and riders Doing so in a parking lot
traverse the country’s ties occur 28 times more to wear helmets when or a closed course en-
frequently than fatalities bikes are in operation. ables riders to get a better
roadways when the weath- involving passenger vehi- The U.S. Department of feel for the throttle grip
cles. Alcohol and drug im- Transportation also rec- and brakes and steering.
er allows. An increasing pairment, distraction and ommends a full-face hel- Riders can gradually in-
an aging motorcycle popu- met as an added safety op- crease their time on the
number of those motorists lation have contributed to tion for novice motorcycle motorcycle and skip long
the elevated accident risk riders. Biker Report states distance trips until they
are seeing the sights while among motorcycle riders. that a helmet can reduce feel comfortable on their
However, inexperience al- risks of brain injuries from bikes.
riding motorcycles. so plays a role. a motorcycle accident by
up to 67 percent. In addition to these tips,
Riding a motorcycle By adhering to certain novice riders are urged to
safety measures, novice · Wear protective cloth- be as visible as possible
can be an awe-inspiring riders can avoid various ing. In addition to hel- while on the road. Bright
risks and stay safe as they mets, jackets and other or reflective items can
experience much different get more acclimated to protective gear can reduce make motorcycle riders
their motorcycles. the risk of injury for riders stand out. With these safe-
from riding inside a car involved in crashes. ty measures in place, nov-
· Enroll in a safety ice motorcycle riders can
or truck. According to the course. A safety course · Practice in a closed reduce their risk for acci-
can teach riders various environment. It is essen- dents and injuries while
motorcycle information strategies, including emer- tial that motorcycle rid- on the road.
gency evasive maneuvers. ers grow accustomed to
resource Biker Report, 1.5 riding the bike they will
· Wear a helmet. Many
million Americans owned

a motorcycle in 2018.

Even though motorcycle

accidents have declined

in recent years, a recent

report by the Governors

Highway Safety

Association, a nonprofit

organization representing Hawg Haven Leathers owners Patty and Ken
Klinger remind riders to be extra cautious when
state highway safety of- on the road. See their ad on page 11.

fices, indicates that, when

Household Waste collections New Capital Improvemnts
Director for Queen Creek
Al Bravo White goods are any Among the items that will Town Manager John Kross.
City of Apache Junction large household applianc- not be accepted are furni- Marnie Schubert Director Dave Lipinski “Dave’s experience will be
es such as refrigerators, ture, lamps and small ap- new municipal buildings invaluable as we continue to
The city of Apache air conditioners, freezers, pliances, or any items from Director Communications, and parks and community develop and grow our com-
Junction will hold a col- stoves, washing machines, businesses or commercial spaces. Prior to the City of munity in a smart, managed
lection event for household clothes dryers. All refrig- interests. Marketing & Recreation Scottsdale, Lipinski worked fashion.”
hazardous waste, white erators and freezers must The event is open to for the City of Cedar Falls, The Capital Improvements
goods, electronic recycling be emptied of food before city of Apache Junction The Town of Queen Creek Iowa, DMB Associates, Inc., Department will consist of
and document shredding they will be accepted. residents and Pinal County has placed a focus on ex- Hunn & Associates Inc., and multiple divisions dedicat-
on Saturday, Nov. 13. The Electronic recycling are residents in the surround- panding and improving in- AMEC Infrastructure. ed to streets, utilities, pro-
event will be held at the items such as person- ing area. Participants are frastructure throughout the “With Queen Creek’s large curement/finance and ad-
city’s Public Works yard, al computers, laptops, responsible for transport- community for many years, investments in building ministration, with a goal of
575 E. Baseline, from 8 flat panel monitors, mo- ing the goods and will and is proud to announce and expanding roadways, streamlining costs and time-
a.m.-noon. dems, switches, power be asked to show proof the hiring of its first Capital utilities, parks and trails lines for projects.
The household hazard- cords, printers, wire and of residency. A map out- Improvements Director, in the community, Capital For additional informa-
ous waste collection items cabling, mice, keyboards, lining the area eligible Dave Lipinski, P.E. Improvements are a top pri- tion about the Town, visit
include: anti-freeze, (up to hard drives, floppy, DVD for the collection event Lipinski, a civil engineer- ority,” said Queen Creek
20 gallons in up to 5 gallon or CD drives, telephones, can be found at https:// ing professional with 24 To stay updated on news, fol-
containers), batteries (auto/ cell phones, printers, fax www.apachejunctionaz. years of experience man- low the Town on Facebook.
truck and marine), oil- mo- machines, copiers, calcula- gov/DocumentCenter/ aging the design and con- com/QueenCreek and
tor only (up to 20 gallons in tors, typewriters, flat panel View/18933/ struction of municipal and
up to 5 gallon containers), televisions, stereos, radios, HHW--Pinal-County-Map. private infrastructure proj- To report non-emergency
paint (latex and oil based, projectors, cable equip- For additional informa- ects, most recently served issues and find answers to
aerosol), passenger, light- ment, video equipment, tion about the collection of as the City Engineer for the commonly asked questions,
truck and semi-truck tires VCRs, video game equip- household hazardous waste City of Scottsdale. During please visit QueenCreekAZ.
(rims will not be accepted). ment, etc.  and other items, contact his almost 10-year tenure, gov/SeeClickFix.
Collection of hazardous Document shredding of Heather Hodgman at (480) Lipinski delivered proj-
waste and tires will be free confidential documents 474-8500. ects including transporta-
of charge. will be accepted. tion, water and wastewater
treatment and distribution,


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Pinal County Health Department Reports first West Nile
Virus Deaths

Pinal County Communications While temperatures are Signs & Symptoms: The majority of people infected with West Nile virus West Nile Virus at greater
and Marketing dropping and we are see- have no symptoms or only mild illness. Most individuals who have than 0.75 cases per 100,000
ing less rainfall, the dan- symptoms will experience “flu-like” illness, including fever, headache, population. If you have had
Pinal County Public gers of West Nile Virus body aches, swollen glands, and muscle weakness. Symptoms usually last a recent mosquito exposure
Health regrets to announce are still present. “This has for a few days or weeks. In some cases, West Nile virus can cause more and experience symptoms
the first deaths in the been an unusually chal- serious conditions including encephalitis (an inflammation of the brain) like fever, fatigue, joint
County this year resulting lenging West Nile Virus and meningitis (an inflammation of the linings of the brain and spinal cord). pains, stiff neck, or altered
from West Nile Virus season,” commented Chris Signs of more serious disease can include high fever, headache, confusion, mental state, please consult
Reimus, Division Manager disorientation, seizures, and coma. If you believe you may be infected with your healthcare provider.
In both of the two cases, for Environmental Health. West Nile virus, please contact your healthcare provider. Chart
the victims were over 80 “Even though it is cool- Every person can take
years of age with comor- ing down and the season West Nile Virus can system. The risk of devel- comorbidities. steps to help prevent the
bidities. (Comorbities is is coming to an end, it is cause a mild illness that oping a more serious dis- Arizona has an above-av- spread of West Nile Virus. 
the simultaneous presence important that people re- lasts for a few days or a ease increases with age, Do not allow mosquitoes to
of two or more diseases main vigilant in avoiding more serious condition that compromised immune erage incidence of neuroin- breed on your property:
or medical conditions in a mosquitoes and preventing affects the central nervous status, and presence of vasive disease caused by
patient.) mosquito breeding.” * Remove standing wa-
ter, even in flower pots and
2021 has proved to be West Nile Virus is the dog bowls
the harshest West Nile leading cause of mosqui-
Virus (WNV) year in Pinal to-borne disease in the con- • Keep swimming
County’s history. Public tinental United States. It is pools in operable condition
Health has seen 46 con- most commonly spread to
firmed cases so far, with a people by the bite of an in- • If you must be
further 61 potential cases fected mosquito. Cases of outside when mosquitoes
under investigation. This WNV occur during mos- are present (most active
is consistent with what has quito season, which starts at dawn and dusk), wear
been seen across the State in the summer and contin- long-sleeve clothing and an
of Arizona after a heavy ues through fall. EPA-approved and CDC-
monsoon that allowed the recommended mosquito
mosquitoes that spread the repellant such as DEET or
disease to proliferate. picaridin

Festival of the Superstitions set for Nov. 13

Veteran’s Tribute at 10:00 a.m. Please help us honor those who have served APACHE JUNCTION – pie-eating contest, live lous car show with highly
for our freedom. Gates open at 9:15 a.m. Make sure to grab a seat for a Fun-For-All: The Festival bands, a beer garden, min- prized cars will be joining
moving ceremony. of the Superstitions. iature ponies, and so much the festivities as it will be
The Festival of the Super- more will be available for lining North Apache Trail
stitions will resume on a those of all ages to come just northeast of Phelps
beautiful, fall day on Sat- and participate. The event Drive. 
urday, November 13 after will be held at Flatiron
the festival was canceled Park, 100 N. Apache Trail The chamber is still
during the pandemic of in Apache Junction. accepting vendor appli-
2020.  Highlights include a Vet- cations, which can be re-
This is the 11th year of the erans Tribute, which in- quested by contacting
festival and it is presented cludes the American Le- Heather DeBrosse, direc-
by the Apache Junction gion riders, the national tor of sales and marketing
Area Chamber of Com- anthem, a presentation of for the chamber.
merce. The event will be- the colors, presentation of
gin at 10 a.m. and conclude the flag to representatives Requests for vendor
at 5 p.m. Vendors, food of each of the armed forces applications can be sent
trucks, bounce houses, a and more.  Also, a fabu- to [email protected] or by calling



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COMMUNITY What’s Cooking in Queen Creek

Kiwanis Club assists Wake up to “what’s cook- questions. In addition to inside the construction, util-
Salvation Army ing” in Queen Creek at learning about new busi-
the free pancake breakfast nesses coming to Town, ity and emergency vehicles
from 10 a.m. until noon upcoming roadway proj-
on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the ects and what’s happening that move dirt, dig holes, fix
Queen Creek Historic Town with your public safety de-
Hall courtyard, 22350 S. partments, there are three traffic signals and respond
Ellsworth Road. Hosted additional highlights at the
by the Queen Creek Town event: to emergencies.
Council, this is an oppor- Free Flu Shots
tunity for residents to learn Banner Ironwood is pro- Delicious Refreshments
what’s happening in the viding free flu shots for in-
Town and be QC neighborly dividuals over three years This year’s event is gener-
while enjoying a delicious old; flu shots will be admin-
breakfast. istered on a first come, first ously sponsored by IHOP
Town representatives will serve basis.
share information on up- Touch-a-Truck and Starbucks. IHOP will
coming projects and answer Kids and adults can peek
be providing their tasty pan-

cakes and Starbucks will

be providing their flavorful


To stay updated on news fol-

low the Town on Facebook.

com/QueenCreek and

The Kiwanis Club of Apache Junction helped fill more than 125 backpacks for Apache Junction All
the Salvation Army to distribute out to local students. American Veterans Parade

Art Fesler-Butts covering Europe, Asia, hold their children. Through The Apache Junction All PT-17 Stearman Biplanes were used in the 1930’s
Kiwanis Club of AJ Australia, Canada, Central donations from Kiwanis, American Veterans Parade and 1940’s as training planes are located at Falcon
and South America, the this disease has been elim- will take place Thursday, Field in East Mesa
APACHE JUNCTION Caribbean and of course inated in hundreds of coun- November 11, 2021. The
- The Kiwanis Club of the USA. Kiwanis per- tries through a series of Veterans of Foreign War, Drive. Then turning West concerning COVID-19 on
Apache Junction answered forms missions throughout shots given to females of VFW Post 7968 is host or- onto Apache Trail and re- November 11, 2021 will
the request for help from the world including most child bearing age. ganization for the 2021 turning to the starting loca- be followed. Individuals
one of it’s own, Capt. Darla countries where there are We invite you to join our parade. tion of the parade. are ultimate responsibil-
Malone of the Salvation no Kiwanis clubs. We have Kiwanis Club which meets ity for their health con-
Army to help send kids off helped the UNICEF orga- at 6PM on the fourth Apache Junction Mayot Entry forms for the pa- cerns. Apache Junction
to school for the 2021-2022 nization provide iodine in Thursday of the month at Chip Wilson has been se- rade are at VFW Post 7968, All American Veterans
school year. countries where their soils the Salvation Army chapel lected as the Grand Marshal VFW Post 9399, American Day Parade holds no re-
As the motto of Kiwanis have little iodine which off of Broadway in Apache He retired from Boeing Co. Legion Post 27, Elks sponsibility for any and all
International says, “serv- without iodine causes thy- Junction. Our meetings usu- in 2018 where he worked Lodge BPOE 2349 and the COVID-19 questions and/or
ing the children of the roid diseases. ally only last up to an hour. for 17 years as an electric Apache Junction Chamber concerns.
world,” we helped fill more For the past 10 years we In high school you might re- test equipment certifica- of Commerce. You may al-
than 125 backpacks for the have been involved in a call the Key Club which al- tion and repair technician. so send an email to ajvdpa- The point of con-
Salvation Army to distrib- project called “Eliminate” lows high schoolers to learn Wilson retired fromt eh US [email protected] to request an tact for the Veterans Day
ute out to the students that which is to combat mater- to become leaders. It is this Air Force in 1990 after 22 entry form. Entry fee is $15. Parade Committee 2021 is
requested them. The back- nal neo-natal tetanus. This leadership potential which years of service. Chairman Dave Waldron.
packs were filled with two is a painful and devastated is why the U.S. Army has CDC guide lines
snacks, one bottle of water, disease that is always fa- partnered up with Kiwanis. Check in for the parade
folders, notebooks, pencils, tal. If a newborn makes it There are clubs in elemen- will begin at 7:30 a.m. at
pens, color pencils, crayons through the birthing pro- tary schools called K-Kids Focal Point, same location
and rulers. All items donat- cess, it usually only lives up and for junior high there is as previous years. Line up
ed were brand new to the to three days but that life is the Builders Club, in col- begins at 8 a.m. with a fly
Salvation Army from local not worth it. The babies are lege there is the Circle K over, at 9:30 a.m. to kick off
businesses or donated by the in pain where the slightest clubs. For adults with var- the parade.
club members themselves. touch or movement even ious disabilities we have
Kiwanis began in 1915 from breathing causes the AKTON clubs. As you can The parade route re-
and has its headquarters in child excruciating pain and see we start kids off early to mains same as previous
Indianapolis, IN. They are even the mothers cannot learn to be leaders. years. Line up begins at the
found in over 90 countries corner of Apache Trail and
Phelps Drive, near the Focal
Point. The parade route
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39th Annual Holiday Festival Nov. 13 ‘QC Recycles’ Drop-
and Parade set for Dec. 4 off Event

Kim Swei Marnie Schubert VCRs, etc. water bottles and broken
QC Chamber of Commerce Town of Queen Creek • Metals: steel, cop-
per, aluminum. down cardboard boxes
On Saturday, Nov. 13 the • Tires: maximum
Town of Queen Creek will of four, rims removed. can be taken to the Queen
host a recycling event from • Appliances: re-
The Queen Creek Holiday 8 a.m. to noon. The event frigerators, dishwashers, Creek Recycle Center on
Festival & Parade announc- will be held at the Town’s stoves, washers and dryers. 
es this year’s event will take Field Operations Facility • Paper shredding: Ellsworth Road, just north
place on Saturday, Dec. 4, located at 19715 S. 220th up to five boxes per vehi-
2021 from 2 – 7 p.m. in the Street (located on 220th cle - items from commer- of Crewse Lane.
heart of downtown Queen Street, north of Queen cial businesses will not be
Creek. This year’s theme is Creek Road) accepted.     Household Hazardous
Christmas in Candyland. The QC Recycles Drop- • Paint: latex or wa-
Now in its 39th year, the Off Event is being offered ter-based in original con- Waste (HHW) items will
annual event benefits the in partnership with Waste tainers (containers cannot
Queen Creek Chamber of Connections of Arizona exceed five gallons).    not be accepted at the Nov.
Commerce and Kiwanis and is offered for residents • P r e s c r i p t i o n
Club of Queen Creek. within the Town of Queen Drugs: In partnership with 13 event. The Town partners
The highlight of the fam- Creek. Residents can re- MCSO- District 6 Queen
ily-friendly festival is the crafts, live music, food & trucks, and culinary vendors serve a time slot to drop Creek- Safely dispose of with the Town of Gilbert to
parade, which will feature beverages, a Christmas tree of all types are welcome to off recyclables by visit- unused, unwanted, and ex-
over 90 entries ranging from lighting ceremony and pho- submit an application. The ing pired prescriptions and over offer free HHW vouchers to
marching bands and dance tos with Santa. cost to participate is $250. Recycle. Register by Nov. 8 the counter medication;
troupes to floats and the big There are a number of ways For companies interested in to receive a “fast pass” for however, liquids, needles Town of Queen Creek res-
man himself, Santa Claus. the public can get involved generating quality exposure convenient entry into the and inhalers will NOT be
The parade will start at with the festival, including for their business while sup- QC Recycles event. accepted.   idents. Items such as oil,
3:30 p.m. and head north being a vendor or sponsor. porting the local commu- Queen Creek residents are • Textiles: In part-
on Ellsworth Road, ending Businesses and organiza- nity, there are a variety of invited to drop off a variety nership with Goodwill chemicals and rechargeable
at the Recreation Annex/ tions wishing to promote sponsorship opportunities of materials at the recycling of Central and Northern
Library. More than 10,000 and/or sell their goods or available. event. The following items Arizona - donate gently batteries should never be
guests are expected to attend services can apply to re- For vendor applica- will be accepted:  used clothing, linens and
and will also enjoy carnival serve a 10’ x 10’ commer- tions and sponsorship in- • Electronics: com- shoes. placed in curbside trash or
rides, bounce houses, arts & cial vendor booth space. formation, please vis- puters, hard drives, com- Items accepted in your
Past commercial vendors it: QueenCreekParade. puter keyboards, power curbside recycling cart such recycling carts. Vouchers
have featured jewelry, can- org. Keep up-to-date with cords, monitors, televisions, as aluminum cans, plastic
dles, arts & crafts, purses, the Queen Creek Holiday can be requested online,
t-shirts, hats, and decor. Festival & Parade by fol-
Food vendor applications lowing the latest news on and other disposal resources
are also now being accept- Facebook and Instagram.
ed. Local eateries, food can be found on the Town’s


For more information

about recycling services

through the Town, vis-


Recycling. To stay updated

on news and events follow

the Town on

QueenCreek and Twitter.

com/TownofQC. To report

Blue Star dedication at BTA non-emergency issues and

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Gold Canyon Garden began a Blue Star Highway Armed Forces of this great visit
Club is proud to announce system that covers thou- Nation.
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honors all men and women Markers were placed along as we dedicate our state’s pose of it properly.
who have served, are now the way. The Blue Star was 20th Blue Star Memorial
serving or will serve in the adopted because it had be- on Veteran’s Day at our
Armed Forces of this great come an icon in World War beloved Boyce Thompson
nation. II and was seen on flags and Arboretum.
This program began with the banners in homes for sons The Dedication will take
planting of 8,000 Dogwood and daughters away at war place outside near the
trees by the New Jersey as well as in churches and Visitor’s center before you
Council of Garden Clubs in businesses. enter the Arboretum on
1944 as a living memorial to Please join us as we dedi- Thursday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m.
veterans of World War II. In cate the Blue Star Memorial A Reception will follow
1945, the National Council to the honor and glory of all on the Arboretum’s Patio.
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SUPERIOR — Over 5,500 6 mile course: first place (run by Tyler M on the 3
people attended the Burro
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The BRAY Superior
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times can be viewed online
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3 mile course: first place - Roland B with Tin Cup;
Diana K with Peanut Butter,
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Finisher for the 3 mile; sec-
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Dot; third place - Alyssa B
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The Unraveling of the Arizona Silver Belt “Part 1”

Monica Watson is the current Manager of the Arizona Silver Belt/Copper Country News pictured top left.

Arizona Courier News insert advertisers: Fry’s, very disturbing and if true one of many that would fol- chicken s**t” for helping this particular co-worker
Staff Report Walmart and Safeway. He questioned if this was go- low in the year. out fellow employee. The was doing all they could
discovered that these com- ing on company wide with Monica Watson, a resident office staff is small and just to support a family, so
Arizona Courier News panies were providing in- News Media Corp. who has of Safford, AZ, replaced close almost like a fami- the office staff took it up-
Publisher Richard Taylor, serts to the newspapers that 65 newspapers nationwide. Taylor in the fall of 2020 ly and on many occasions on themselves to pitch in
resigned from News Media were not being delivered Taylor also wondered if this and five employees have went above and beyond to to help out with Christmas
Corp., owners of the to customers, but were be- was possibly in violation of left the Arizona Silver Belt make sure co-workers had gifts for the entire family.
Arizona Silver Belt/Copper ing billed. In some cases the Rico Act and should be since then. In December of what they needed or cele- Nothing big but just enough
Country News, in 2020 af- the papers were being tak- looked into by the Arizona 2020, the front office em- brated their achievements to help alleviate the extra
ter concerns for possible en by truck loads to the lo- Attorney Generals Office. ployee quit after her and together. With Covid mak- stress that comes with the
billing practices of larger cal landfill. He found this His resignation was just the editor were called “a ing times difficult for many,
continued on page 25


Arizona Silver Belt/Copper Country News office located in Globe, AZ.

holiday season. being cut due to Covid, environment. is Arizona’s oldest news- weathered many storms hopefully be another one
This enraged Watson be- Then there were days that paper of record and it has over the years, and this will for it to overcome.
cause she did not approve they already had more than she would bring in treats,
of it. This led up to her call- like chocolates or some- JJ Tomkins, Chief Financial Officer of News Media Corp.
ing staff “chicken s**ts” enough work load, leaving times shooters of alco-
during a discussion with hol and leave them on the
another employee. It was no room for more. Watson’s desks of the employees.
reported to the corporate The editor resigned af-
office but fell on deaf ears. style of management was ter multiple conversations
After months of Watson with superiors ending in no
only working one to two different from most to say reprimand for the behavior
days a week in the office, of Watson. This was fol-
and even then on limited the least, she would try to lowed by the resignation
hours, the stress from her of their graphic design art-
lack of on hands manage- be more of a friend than a ist who had been with the
ment was felt throughout Arizona Silver Belt/Copper
the workplace. boss, inappropriately tex- Country News for over 10
There were days that em- years. Within a month of
ployees and even advertis- ting employees after work them leaving, longtime
ers wouldn’t receive a re- distribution company and
sponse from Watson, hold- hours or on weekends, ask- the backbone of the paper,
ing up operations and mak- Nack Industries owned by
ing it a stressful environ- ing for pills or making fun Fred Nack, resigned over
ment. When working with differences followed by yet
the media, everything needs of another employees use another front office person.
to be completed by a specif- The editor, graphic artist
ic deadline, especially with of grammar. and driver have joined for-
a printed publication. The mer publisher Taylor at the
staff at the Arizona Silver Other examples of her ju- Arizona Courier News of-
Belt, being made up of only fice in Apache Junction.
seven employees and hours venile actions: during an The Arizona Silver Belt

office meeting on speaker-

phones with JJ Tompkins,

Chief Financial Officer

and son of News Media

Corporation founder

John Tompkins in 1975,

Manager Watson would

make the gestures of “flip-

ping off” at the speak-

er while Tompkins was

speaking; or when the local

Chamber Director was on

hold to speak to her, say-

ing can we tell her to “f**k

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address by Apache Junction Mayor Chip Wilson will follow. Apache Junction Police Chief Tom Kelly and Superstition Fire and Medical Chief John
Index Whitney will dedicate a 9/11 Memorial Plaque. WWII Pearl Harbor survivor Jack Holden and American Legion Post Commander Dave Kempf will
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Cassie Tafoya be financially or with vol- 15, and if they are ac- children who are placed in- sexual perpetration; no his- many opportunities to the
Arizona Courier News unteering. The Dingman’s cepted, they can stay as to their care must meet cer- tory of suicidal, homicidal, children. They have many
never asked for money, yet long as they need to even tain requirements such as: arson or other serious crim- classes and extra curricular
For over half a century, time and time again they inal behaviors. activities available to the
Sunshine Acres Children’s were able to buy, build Our mission is to provide a loving, wholesome, children. Once placed, they
Home has been a home to and add all the amenities Christian home for children who are separated from Over the years, children have a home and family for
more than 2,000 children. that are found at the home. their parents and help them establish long-tern re- have come to Sunshine be- a lifetime.
Their mission is to pro- The full story can be read lationships with stable parental figures, preparing cause of homelessness, in-
vide a loving, wholesome, on their website www.sun- them for success in adult life. carceration, illness or even Some of the programs
Christian home for children grandparents that could available for the children
who are separated from though college. They are no current drug or alcohol no longer care for their include karate, flag foot-
their parents and help them There is an application not a treatment facility so dependencies; no history of grandchildren. No mat- ball, 4H, academic ser-
establish long-tern rela- process for children be- ter the reason, Sunshine vices, trips, counseling and
tionships with stable paren- tween the ages of 5 and Acres strives on providing more.
tal figures, preparing them
for success in adult life.

Sunshine Acres’ be-
came a reality in 1954 by
Reverend Jim and Vera
Dingman. The Dingman’s
spent years in ministry,
doing evangelism and vol-
unteering at church. One
thing they saw time and
time again was the children
who didn’t have a place to
go. Their story is one of
faith and perseverance that
is truly inspirational. Their
dream of having a home for
all the children who need
one, at the time seemed
impossible, but they knew
with God all things were
possible. It took years to
turn a vision into a reality,
17 years to be exact, but
was well worth the wait.
They turned a rundown
abandoned house in the
desert into a multiplex fa-
cility with many additions.

The inspiring aspect is
story after story of how
many people throughout
the years helped whether it

Founders Vera and
Jim Dingman with
family. Gus, Priscil-
la, Vera, Jim, Carol,
Jack, Chuck, Rol-
land, Jim Jr.
Circa 1953.


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A general donation to Sunshine Acres gives children in need

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Some of the “Acre’s
Kids“ ( Circa 1963),
Charles, Rolland
and Jim Jr. in left
back row next to
Bottom left: Miss Ar-
izona visits the girls
at Sunshine Acres;
bottom right Vaca-
tion Bilbe School
2019 at Sunshine
Opposite page:
various activites are
available for the chil-
dren at in the home.

Possible through the adults. There are many way with caring for the children. Boutique. The Boutique located at 3405 N Higley more can be found on their
Grace of God and from that you can invest in the The stores feature a wide includes top-quality, name Road, open Monday thru website, sunshineacres-
friends like you. Investing children, from donations variety of items at great brand items for sale: one- Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 All donations
in the children they care to volunteering or shop- prices, including clothing, of-a-kind collectibles, an- p.m. and the Mesa Boutique are tax deductible and
for allows Sunshine to do ping at one of the Sunshine shoes and books to name tiques, furniture, glass- hours are Tuesday thru Sunshine Acres qualifies
more than just provide a Acres Thrift Stores and a few. They also offer a se- ware, beautiful pottery, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 for the Arizona Charitable
home, they also provide the Boutiques. The stores help lection of items in one place unique artwork, crafts, jew- p.m. The Apache Junction Tax Credit.
tools to become successful with the costs associated known as The Sunshine elry, toys, decorations and store is located at 3003 W
Apache Trail, open Monday You can also follow
more. thru Saturday form 8 a.m. them on Facebook, Twitter,
The Mesa to 5 p.m. Instagram and Youtube.
For more information call
Store and All this information and 480-832-2540.
Boutique is

Above Miss Arizona visits Sunshine Acres, right 2019 Vacation Bible School



Coatimundis in the Superstitions

Tom Kollenborn Superstition Wilderness grubs, small animals, liz- When you see just one Arizona does not. Arizona coatimundis in La Barge
Area by horseman and hik- ards, and amphibians. coatimundi it is usually a Canyon. The coatimun-
© 2014, 2021 ers. A hundred years ago They usually travel in large solitary male. The females regulations consider di have also been report-
coatimundis were not com- groups of 6 to 24 animals. and offspring that form ed in Fish Creek Canyon
Recently, while driv- monly reported in Arizona. These groups are known as “bands” don’t allow males the mammals wildlife. and down toward the Salt
ing along Highway 260 to “bands.” The bands usual- in the group except during River.
Workman Creek, we spot- The coatimundi (Nasua ly carry their tails erect and mating time in the spring. Therefore the laws of
ted a strange looking soli- Narica) that is common are always chattering. The The males live a solitary These interesting mam-
tary mammal crossing the to Arizona is an omni- mammal has a brown coat life for the most part. Arizona prohibit the pos- mals are being seen more
road with a long erect tail. vore similar to a raccoon. and grows to 30-35 inch- frequently every
This was near Rose Creek The raccoon, ringtail cat es long and 8-12 inches Coatimundis are gen- session of live coatimun- year around in
Divide. The animal was and coatimundi all belong high at the shoulders. They erally diurnal, meaning the Superstition
brown with a white and to the Procyonid family. can weight between 10-30 they spend most of their dis. However, coatimundi Wilderness Area.
brownish face. It had a They have a long turned- pounds. Males are almost time searching for food.
long pointed snout. We rec- up snout and a very long double the size of females. They are very fond of fruit. can be hunted year-round Sell
ognized it as a coatimundi. tail. The long snout is white The coati mate in early They like the fruit of the
near the tip. They also have spring and have a litter of Manzanita and other sim- in some parts Arizona. The
We were surprised to see white on their face near the 4-6 pups, as their young are ilar plants. The Coati will
a coatimundi this far north eyes. Coatimundis have called. Their gestation peri- also eat the fruit of the bag limit is one animal.
in Arizona. After a little re- dark feet, small ears, and od is about eleven weeks. Prickly Pear cactus. The
search and a few questions I a long thin tail. The tail The female raises, feeds, coatimundi does very well The coatimundis have
found that coatimundi have is about two feet long on and educates the young. in the desert woodlands
been spotted in many parts adult males with six or sev- The females usually choose north of the U.S.- Mexican often been sighted around
of the Central Mountain re- en strips. a rocky den in a brushy ar- border.
gion of Arizona. We have ea near water. the Superstition Wilderness
also heard of a few co- The mammal has an in- Most states allow coati-
atimundi sightings in the satiable appetite for fruit, mundis as pets, however Area. I have seen them in

Queen Valley and behind

Whitlow Dam on Queen

Creek. They have been re-

ported in Haunted Canyon

a n d along West Pinto

Creek. A few months

ago a friend re-



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Superstition Mountain Museum is Full of Activites in November

Bill Van Nimwegen stamps to pound and break and enlightening journey.
apart ore, releasing the valu-
Superstition Mountain Museum able metals and allowing There is an admission fee
for the extraction of gold
With the weather now and silver for further refin- for the gallery, children un-
turning to its most pleas- ing. Public demonstrations
ant, and the holidays fast are scheduled for 1 p.m. on der 10 are free with a paid
approaching, Superstition Saturdays.
Mountain Museum is ready adult.
to fill your days with fun, The Superstition
culture, classes and excite- Renegades are also back Superstition First
ment. Be sure to plan a visit disturbing the peace on
and see the newest attrac- the streets of our Old West Light Gathering: Native
tions, most of them are free. set. The local professional
group brings the 1880s alive American Sunrise Blessing
Opening Weekend with their skits and are al-
The Museum official- ways ready to photo-bomb Join us on Saturday,
ly starts its season with your selfies. The Renegades
an Opening Weekend on perform shows of gun- November 20, 2021 from
Saturday, November 6 play and outlaw justice at
and Sunday, November 7. the Museum on Saturdays. 6:30 - 10 a.m. for a Native
Come and see the renovat- Shows begin at noon, 1 and
ed Superstition Mountain 2 p.m. American Sunrise Blessing
Railroad model train exhib-
it running full steam ahead, Opening weekend will that will include dances,
plus model trains from lo- also be attended by local fa-
cal guest railroading clubs vorite Teton Ken and his bur- breakfast and a walking tour
(N Scale Short Line Club ro giving rides and spinning
and Arizona Big Train tales of his days prospect- of the Museum grounds.
Operators). This entertain- ing in the Superstitions. His
ing and educational exhib- “Burro-Mobile” outshines Experience the tranquili-
it represents how railroads any “Cowboy Cadillac” on
played a major role in the the road and even makes ty and beauty of daybreak
development of the state of its own gas. There will also
Arizona. The trains, build- be snacks and drinks avail- in the Superstition foothills
ings and all of the features able for purchase at the
are historically accurate and Goldminer’s Cafe, a new and watch the sun hit the
almost all of the buildings addition this year.
were handmade. Goldfields at this unique The museum Gift Shop will not prepared for the unex- food. Everything from soup
Also making its season- If you haven’t visited the be participating in an inter- pected. Join instructor Jean
al debut on Saturday, Nov. Museum Gallery since its event. In a 30-minute per- national campaign aimed at Robert Pelletier, a former and meat to desserts can be
6 is the Museum’s Working reopening last year, please encouraging shoppers to do Green Beret survival in-
20-Stamp Ore Mill. It’s 100 be ready for a surprise. The formance, see the world-re- their holiday shopping at structor for important tips prepared in them. Dutch
years old and still crushing space has been completely their local museum shops in about surviving in just about
rock! It uses heavy metal reimagined and organized to nowned Yellowbird dancers order to find unique items any situation. There is a $30 Oven cooking experts Russ
lead visitors on a historical and support local cultural, fee for this course that in-
and hear Native American non-profit institutions. As an cludes a special survival kit and Susan Richins, from the
added enticement for shop- for backpacks and a surviv-
stories and flute songs in the pers, on that day the Gift al booklet. Registration is Rockin’ RR Chuckwagon,
Shop is having a big sale on required.
fresh air. A catered break- jewelry, offering 25% off are the instructors. They
all of these beautiful pieces A Dutch Oven Cooking
fast will be served followed that make such special gifts. Workshop will be held on have written Dutch oven
The sale will include unique November 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
by a walking tour. Tickets investment-quality Native Learn how to cook in a Dutch cookbooks which are avail-
American hand-crafted Oven at a half-day demon-
are $40 per person and $70 pieces, and silver jewelry stration class. Dutch Ovens able in the museum gift
made with amethyst from are large cast iron pots that
per member couple and $80 the Four Peaks Amethyst are used over an open fire shop. Registration is neces-
Mine, the only amethyst or with charcoal piled under
for non-member couple. All mine in Arizona. Combined and on top of the lid of the sary and the cost is $25 per
with the fact that as a pot, for cooking or baking
proceeds benefit Museum non-profit organization, the person.
shop does not charge sales
activities. tax, the savings can be very The museum is open
Old Fashioned Holidays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Classes in November
at the Museum The Museum’s popu- Tuesday through Sunday.
lar Desert Survival Class
The Superstition is on November 6 at 9 a.m. Superstition Mountain
Hiking and camping in the
Mountain Museum’s Sonoran Desert and the Museum is located at 4087
Superstition Mountains can
Holiday Boutiques will be amazing adventures. But N. Apache Trail (SR88) in
these enjoyable experiences
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Latest Datos report predicts a boom in Hispanic home buying
over the next two decades
Itzia Crespo predicting that 70% of new Grand Canyon State, where statistics on the strength of to home ownership remain. 60% lower for Latinos than
Latino homebuyers, par- Tight mortgage credit, low for white-owned employer
Cronkite News homeowners nationwide will the Hispanic population is ticularly in metro Phoenix. housing inventory and the ef- businesses, the report found,
be Latino through 2040. nearly 32%, putting Arizona The report said the future of fects of the pandemic on em- and a Latina would have to
PHOENIX – Arizona is one Nationally, Hispanic buying fourth among states with the Hispanic home-ownership is ployment may stymie home work 22 months to reach the
of the top five states in the power was $1.9 trillion in highest Latino populations. the younger population, and ownership for Latinos going same income level as their
U.S. adding Latino home- 2020, up 87% from 2010. The report outlines the impact Phoenix is among the top 20 forward. The housing crisis white male counterparts
buyers in the past 10 years, Housing is the basis for of the state’s second-largest metro areas with “the most in Arizona will force many earned in the 12 months of
with nearly 82,000 new overall community growth, demographic group on ed- mortgage-ready Hispanic Latinos to remain renters, 2019.
homeowners, according to a said Gloria Muñoz, execu- ucation, the economy, em- millennials.” Muñoz said, pointing to the For Petra Falcon, executive
2021 study by the National tive director of the Housing ployment and environment. Hispanics own one in six increase in homeownership director of Promise Arizona,
Association of Hispanic Authority of Maricopa Among other statistics, the homes within the Phoenix by investors, who turn the who also spoke at the news
Real Estate Professionals. County. “We need to rethink report shows that Latino stu- designated market area, ac- properties into rentals. “It’s conference, building up the
That and other data are part housing,” said Muñoz, who dents currently make up 46% cording to a 2020 study important to recognize, if the state’s political and econom-
of the annual report “Datos: discussed the report at an on- of the K-12 student popula- by Geoscape Intelligence future buyer is Latino, what ic climate for the Hispanic
The State of Arizona’s line news conference Friday. tion in Arizona and represent System that was included in are they going to buy?” she community as vital to the fu-
Hispanic Market,” a com- “Housing, I tell everyone, is the majority of the state’s fu- the report. asked. “Who can compete ture of her five children and
pilation of studies put out the base. From your home ture workforce. Nationally, Hispanic spend- with Wall Street? 10 grandchildren.
by the Arizona Hispanic you go to work, you go to a The report comes shortly af- ing on housing has tripled Despite the projections for The first step, she said, is ed-
Chamber of Commerce to school. At home, you recover ter census data revealed that since 2000 as a percentage economic growth, the re- ucation. “If you give them
highlight the importance when you’re tired.” Latinos are now the larg- of the GDP, to $371 billion, port noted downsides for the tools, then they can
of the Hispanic communi- This is the 25th year for the est ethnic group in Phoenix, compared with a doubling Hispanic people, especially do the rest,” Falcon said.
ty’s contribution to the state Datos report, a comprehen- surpassing whites by less in spending for the general women. The odds of bank “Everybody should have
and national economies. sive look at general economic than 1 percentage point. The population. But roadblocks loan approvals are roughly the choice to reach their
This year’s report focused growth and disparities in the report highlighted several
on Latinos and housing,


POLITICS QC Candidate Packets

3 ways to get involved in local politics

Towns and cities often sports coach or a friend Some may support a can- now available
benefit greatly from resi- you’ve known since
dents’ desire to give back childhood. All political didate who’s supported
to their communities. campaigns rely on the ef-
Some residents may do- forts of volunteers to get their missions, while oth- Candidate Packets for the one-year preceding the election
nate to their favorite char- their messages out, and August 2/November 8, 2022 • must not be a current em-
ities, while others may that’s especially so in lo- ers’ missions may be root- Queen Creek Primary/General ployee with the Town of Queen
coach youth sports teams. cal elections. Local candi- Election are now available from Creek
Involving oneself in local dates likely don’t have the ed in politics. For exam- the Town Clerk’s office. The of- • must not have been con-
politics is another way in- financial war chest that’s fice of Mayor and three Council victed of a felony or treason,
dividuals can strengthen available to statewide or ple, a local nonprofit may Members will be on the ballot. unless their civil rights have
their communities. national politicians. As Appointments are not required been restored
Politicians may be the a result, local politicians be centered around get- can pitch in on Election but are strongly recommend- • must not have been
faces of local politics, but often must stretch every ting more young people Day, the more smoothly ed. Candidate packets must be adjudicated an “incapacitated
volunteers are often the dollar, and that becomes to vote. Individuals who voting can go. That may turned into the Town Clerk’s person”
engines that make politi- easier with each addition- don’t want to get involved translate to shorter lines office between March 7, 2022 Register to vote at www.
cal operations run smooth- al volunteer who joins in the partisan side of lo- and a more enjoyable vot- and April 4, 2022 by 5 p.m. or you can
ly. The following are three their staff. If there’s a can- cal politics can still lend ing experience for local Candidates must meet the fol- request a form from Marico-
simple ways people with didate you feel strongly a hand by working with residents. Local govern- lowing requirements: pa County at 602-506-1511
a passion for politics can about, don’t hesitate to nonprofit organizations ments also may need vol- • must be a minimum of ( or Pinal
get involved in their local volunteer with his or her that are not affiliated with unteers throughout the 18 years of age and a qualified County at 520-866-7100 (www.
governments. campaign. a party or candidate. year to work during city elector Deadline to
1. Volunteer with a cam- 2. Work with a nonprofit 3. Work with local elec- council meetings. • must be able to speak, register to vote in the Primary
paign. Local politicians organization. Many non- tion boards. Local elec- Individuals need not run write, and read the English Election is July 4, 2022. For
may be your neighbor, profit organizations are in- tion boards rely on volun- for office to get involved in language more information, contact the
your children’s youth volved with local politics. teers come Election Day. local politics, which pro- • must reside within the Town Clerk’s office at 480-358-
Such volunteers work in vides a great way for res- Town of Queen Creek bound- 3000 / [email protected]
polling stations, which idents to give back to their aries or annexed area at least gov.
typically open in early communities.
morning and may remain

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Cassie Tafoya
Arizona Courier News

One of the most The menu varies

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off of Hunt Highway. house meats.

If your not from the The smokehouse

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The combination of pound, but call

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HEALTH/MEDICAL Nuts and seeds: al-
monds, cashews, flax
Can Certain Foods Increase Stress and Anxiety? seeds, pumpkin seeds and
chia seeds
By Regan Olsson
Contributing Writer Legumes: lentils, beans,
Banner Health Blog chickpeas and peas

When you get stressed or and healthy fats can help Fish: salmon, tuna and vitamin B with reduced Fermented foods: kefir, Dark chocolate
anxious, do you reach for decrease stress and anx- sardines symptoms of stress. Foods aged cheese, sauerkraut Foods (and drinks)
something salty or sweet, iety and boost mood and rich in vitamin B can also and kombucha that are stress- and
or do you lace up and go self-esteem,” Hemmes Nuts and seeds: al- aid in heart and brain func- anxiety-provoking
for a walk or run? For ma- said. “These foods provide monds, walnuts, flax seeds tion. Such foods include: Magnesium-rich foods If you’re feeling
ny who feel stressed or your body with the nutri- and chia seeds Research has found that stressed, try to avoid these
anxious, especially during ents you and your brain Lean proteins: chicken, magnesium may help with foods:
times like these, our natu- need to function properly.” Avocados fish, eggs and turkey brain functions that reduce Alcohol
ral instinct is to reach for Foods high in vitamins stress and may even be Caffeine
foods (and drinks) for com- Foods that help reduce A, C and E Fortified cereals helpful in the treatment of Sugary drinks and foods
fort and maybe even for an stress and anxiety Foods high in antioxi- Nutritional yeast mild anxiety. Processed foods, such
escape. dants such as beta-carotene Prebiotic and probiotic “When we’re stressed, as chips, cookies, frozen
While there is no specif- (vitamin A), vitamin C and foods it can cause us to excrete foods and ready-made
However, often the very ic diet that can cure stress vitamin E can help prevent “Serotonin, a key hor- magnesium in our urine,” meals
things we choose to gulp and anxiety, there are some cell damage to the brain. mone that regulates Hemmes said. “Having Foods high in trans fats
down (chips, cookies, alco- foods that may help. Here Such foods include: our mood, feelings and low magnesium levels and excessive saturated
hol) are only providing us are some foods worth try- Vegetables: asparagus, well-being and happi- may contribute to anxiety, fats, such as fried foods,
short-term relief and may ing to help improve your carrots, sweet potatoes, ness, is primarily made in panic disorders, insom- red meat, full-fat dairy,
actually increase anxiety well-being: broccoli and leafy greens our guts,” Hemmes said. nia, fatigue and hyper- butter and baked goods
and depression in the long like spinach and kale “Therefore, having healthy emotionality (being overly But if you do dabble in a
run. There’s a reason for A Mediterranean-type Fruits: strawberries, cit- gut microbiome can help emotional).” few of these items, remem-
this, according to Karen diet high in omega-3 fatty rus fruits, papaya, canta- reduce stress and anxiety. Foods rich in magne- ber, moderation is key!
Hemmes, a registered dieti- acid loupe and apricots Eating prebiotic and pro- sium include: Don’t rely on food
tian at Banner – University Nuts and seeds: almonds biotic foods can help with Fruits: bananas and alone to de-stress
Medical Center Phoenix. Consuming omega-3 and sunflower seeds that.” Such foods include: avocados We are what we eat, but
rich foods along with sup- Foods high in vitamin B High fiber foods: rasp- Vegetables: broccoli and when it comes to managing
How food affects stress plemental fish oil may re- Several studies have berries, whole grains and spinach stress and anxiety—food
and anxiety duce anxiety and depres- linked high doses of beans alone isn’t the answer.
sion symptoms. Such foods “Activities like regular
“Eating foods such as include: physical exercise, getting
processed meats, high sug- enough sleep and treat-
ar foods, caffeine and al- ing any underlying mental
cohol, which provide lit- health problems are im-
tle nutritional value, have portant too,” Hemmes said.
been associated with more Talk to your doctor or
psychiatric symptoms and a behavioral health spe-
can increase cortisol lev- cialist if you’re struggling
els—our primary hormone to manage stress and anx-
responsible for stress,” she iety in your life. The right
said. “A diet high in whole health care provider can
foods and low in processed help you better understand
foods can help maintain what might be triggering
healthy cortisol levels.” your anxiety and stress and
make healthy diet and life-
Research has shown that style changes to combat
increases in stress and cor- them.
tisol have been linked to To find a Banner Heath
an increased risk of devel- specialist near you, visit
oping obesity, metabolic
syndromes, cardiovascular
disease, type 2 diabetes,
depression and other disor-
ders of the brain.

Certain foods may al-
so reduce stress and anxi-
ety. “Eating a healthy diet
high in fruits, vegetables,
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Human Tissue Therapy now accepted by Medicare

Cassie Tafoya to share his knowledge and lubricate joints and generally temporary. Tissue Desert Joint Solutions Clinic Director Damon
Arizona Courier News success story with anyone tendons, decreasing allografts can help initiate Downing
who can benefit from the the pain and helping your own body’s robust re-
Desert Joint Solutions spe- therapy. to restore mobility. pair response that encourag-
cializes in a natural, non Human Tissue Therapy Because there is no es healing and reconstruc-
invasive Human Tissue combines modern technolo- DNA, it is safe with tion of healthy tissue.
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and is now covered by ate a unique way for your body reactions. offers Platelet Rich Plasma
some Medicare plans. body to recruit healing Where does the human tis- (PRP) therapy. PRP uses
Desert Joint Solutions Clinic components. It is adminis- sue come from? the patients own blood to
Director, Damon Downing, tered with Tissue Allografts. The tissue is obtained from extracts platelets and key
is a recipient of the treat- The components within the full term cesarean births growth factors, then re-in-
ments they specialize in. tissue allograft limits the from healthy placenta do- ject to amplify the body’s
Downing dealt with shoul- expression of inflamma- nors. The FDA does regu- own growth factors for heal-
der pain and mobility issues tory proteins and contains late these types of therapies. ing. PRP injections have
for years, masking the pain of large amounts of hyal- They are non-surgical and been used to accelerate the
until one day he could bare- uronic acid that entrap in- drug free and in some cas- healing of injured tendons,
ly stand to pick up his son. flammatory cells. The hy- es eliminated pain in one ligaments, muscles and
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Cesar Urena was promoted to Keith Lloyd was promoted to Battalion Chief, he has been with QCFMD since 2008. Mike Snell was promoted to
Engineer. Cesar was raised in Queen He was presented with his new helmet by Fire Chief Vance Gray at Fire Station 1. Captain, he has been with the
Creek and has been part of QCFMD department since 2008
for five years.

SFMD October recap

Answering the call doesn’t always involve 911, and it’s awesome!
SFMD was happy to assist with replacing the flag halyard at Lost
Dutchman State Park. They discussed careers in firefighting with stu-
dents during the AJHS Career Fair. Senior Engineers, Jose Sepulveda and
Brandon Blessum, assisted Queen Creek Fire Department with their pro-
motional Engineer interviews, and their crews sprayed the mud off of the
City of AJ’s Mud Run participants.

Superstition Fire & Medical District welcomes three new members to the family. From left
to right - front row: Fire Chief John Whitney, Firefighter David Spidle, Firefighter Zach
Rodenburg, and Firefighter Michael Gallagher. Back row, from left: Assistant C h i e f
Rich Mooney, and Deputy Chief Jeff Cranmer.

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POLICE & FIRE Sex Offender Notification

$490K Awarded to AZDPS
by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for schools, daycare centers
Staff Report Falls Rd. and the local media.
Arizona Courier News
Traffic Enforcement and Equipment Apache This notification is not
This notice is pursu- intended to increase fear;
ant to ARS §13-3825, the Junction, rather it is to inform the
Community Notification community of a sex offend-
Phoenix — The Arizona to be used for traffic en- • $158,850 for STEP of Sex Offenders Law. AZ 85119. er living in the city and to
Department of Public Safety Enforcement Overtime, Notification must be made comply with ARS 13-3825,
(AZDPS) has been awarded forcement by troopers. Materials and Supplies when certain sex offend- He is 6’6”, community notification on
over $490,000 in grant fund- • $10,000 for Street Racing ers are released from the sex offenders. Our belief is
ing from the Governor’s Additionally, the grants will Enforcement Overtime Arizona State Prison, ac- weighs that an informed commu-
Office of Highway Safety “Thanks to the continued cepted under an interstate nity is a safer community.
(GOHS). The grants will be used to target distracted support of the Governor’s compact agreement or re- 260 Kennedy Citizen abuse of this infor-
help with overtime costs Office of Highway Safety, leased from a county jail lbs. with mation to threaten, intimi-
for troopers during driving driving and street racing. Arizona State Troopers back into the community. date, or harass this individ-
under the influence (DUI) will be able to increase en- It is the responsibility of brown hair ual will not be tolerated and
enforcement details, tar- The following is a break- forcement of speeding, dis- the Chief Law Enforcement charges may be filed against
geted distracted driving tracted driving, seatbelt Officer having jurisdic- and blue eyes. Kennedy anyone violating the law.
enforcement operations, down of grant money allo- usage, aggressive driving tion where the offender in-
and seatbelt enforcement and impaired driving, all tends to reside to inform the was convicted in 2009 The AJPD Community
details.  The grant fund- cated from GOHS: of which continue to be community. Resources Unit may be
ing will also support over- leading factors in causing of Attempted Sexual reached at 480-474-5442
time staffing in Operational • $5,000 for Occupant serious injury and fatality Those that appear in this and is available to help you
Communications and the collisions,” said Lieutenant notice are not wanted by Exploitation of Minors (the join or start a Neighborhood
State Crime Laboratory. Protection Enforcement Colonel Jenna Mitchell, any law enforcement agen- Block Watch program as
The grants will also allow Assistant Director of the cy at this time. victims were female chil- well as provide you with
for the purchase of Light Overtime Highway Patrol Division at useful information on per-
Detection and Ranging the Arizona Department of Bobby Kennedy (43) dren ages 12 to 14). He sonal safety.
(LIDAR) speed measure- • $181,660 for DUI/Impaired Public Safety. resides at 2642 S. Reavis
ment devices and other was additionally convict-
speed measuring radars Driving Enforcement
ed of Furnishing Obscene
Overtime, Materials and
Materials to Minors where
Supplies, Capital Outlay
the victims were both male
• $10,000 for Operational
and female also in the same
Communications Overtime
age group noted. Kennedy
• $61,000 for Crime Lab
is considered by the Apache
Overtime, Materials and
Junction Police Department
to be a Level 2 Risk to the
• $45,200 for DRE Training
community. These flyers are
Overtime, and Travel
being distributed to imme-
* $20,000 for Distracted
diate neighbors, community
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Man Arrested After Shooting Parent’s House

Staff Report being kicked out days prior. the front of the family home. 2 a.m., officers contacted Officers contacted Uber
Arizona Courier News It all started on Oct. 20, No one could positive- Flores III as he was get- and learned that Flores III
ting into an Uber that was had used their services be-
On Oct. 25, just after 2 when Flores III was kicked ly identify the shooter, but parked just west of his par- fore and after the shootings
a.m., Mesa Police Officers out of his parent’s home af- numerous people saw a ent’s home. Officers photo- occurred.
took 22-year-old Ruben ter a domestic violence inci- male running away from the graphed Flores III to doc-
Flores III into custody for dent in which he damaged scene. Officers later discov- ument his condition and When officers took
discharging a firearm into property and made threats to ered the shooting was cap- clothing. They also located Flores III into custody, he
his parent’s home on three kill his father. The next day, tured on a neighbor’s video a shotgun hidden in some was wearing the same cloth-
separate occasions after just before 9 p.m., at least surveillance camera.  nearby bushes that belonged ing that was captured on
thirteen bullets penetrated to Flores III’s father. surveillance video of the
On Oct. 22, at nearly suspect in the second shoot-
On Oct. 23, ten bul- ing. He also wore shoes that
lets entered the rear of the Ruben Flores III was matched the sole imprints
Flores’ family home around arrested for dischargind a on the side of his father’s
5 p.m. Again, the suspect firearm into his parent’s truck and had a handgun in
was caught on neighbor- house. his possession.
ing video surveillance. The
suspect was seen going into The next day, three bul- Ruben Flores III was
and out of the victim’s back- lets were shot into the rear booked into jail for the fol-
yard. When police reviewed of the family home. In addi- lowing charges and held
the footage, they noticed tion, words were scrawled with no bond: 3 counts
the suspect was wearing the into the paint of Flores III’s Discharging a Firearm at a
same clothing as Flores III father’s truck, and the tires Structure, ARS 13-1211A,
was wearing the day prior, were flattened. Officers also a class 2 felony; 1 count
when police contacted him discovered that the suspect Theft of a Firearm, ARS 13-
by the Uber.     left a shoe imprint on the 1802A1, a class 6 felony; 1
side of the truck. active MCSO warrant

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Arizona Supreme Court upholds ruling that allows school
mask mandates

Ulysse Bex legislative process.” A letter signed by more than 1,000 health professionals in Maricopa County said schools without mask
That was echoed by Will mandates are twice as likely to have a COVID-19 outbreak than those that require universal masking.
Cronkrite News (File photo by Kelly Richmond/Cronkite News)
Humble, executive direc-
WASHINGTON – The tor of the Arizona Public curfews, set rules for ter- for all or none.” might want to spend some the constitution,” he said.
Arizona Supreme Court Health Association, who minating condo agreements On appeal, Arizona time talking about reme- For now, said a state-
ruled Tuesday, November 2, said state lawmakers have and dog-race permits, and dies, how we address this
that state lawmakers could “been playing this game for affect practices of social Solicitor General Beau going forward.” ment from Arizona House
not include a ban on school the last 15 years, at least, media platforms relating to Roysden argued that the ti- Democrats, the order means
mask mandates and other is- where they put things into political contributions. tles of the bills did inform Within hours of the hear- “Arizona public school stu-
sues – everything from vot- the budget reconciliation “someone who’s reason- ing, the court had issued its dents, teachers and staff will
er registration to dog-racing bill that are not in the title The state argued that all ably knowledgeable” about order upholding Cooper’s be better protected from
permits – that were rolled or not related to the subject of those subjects were con- the budget of what was ruling. The order said the COVID-19 because school
together in budget bills. of the bill.” nected to the budget bills contained in them. It’s the justices did not agree with boards can take necessary
they were included in, but Legislature’s job to decide the “trial court’s reasoning measures to protect them
The one-line order “They’ve always gotten Maricopa Superior Court if the subjects relate to the in its entirety,” but that it without politicized anti-sci-
from the court upholds away with it because noth- Judge Katherine Cooper title and not the court’s, he did uphold her decision and ence interference from the
a September Superior ing ever rose to the level disagreed in a Sept. 22 rul- said. would issue a full opinion at government and Republican
Court ruling that said the like this, where stakehold- ing that overturned those a later date. lawmakers.”
Legislature violated the ers put the resources to do policies for violating the The justices seemed to
single-subject requirement a full-blown court chal- single-subject rule. be struggling with the con- Despite the brevity of Elliott said that he hopes
of the Arizona Constitution lenge,” Humble said. cept of where to draw the the order, Humble called it Ducey will realize that
by “log-rolling” unrelated “No matter how liberally line for what can be includ- “super important case law “several legal bodies have
measures in budget recon- That challenge was one construes the concept ed in a reconciliation bill. for the future” of Arizona. determined his actions were
ciliation bills, or BRBs. mounted by the Arizona of ‘subject’ for the single But Chief Justice Robert He said he hopes the court’s unconstitutional and I hope
School Boards Association subject rule, the array of said at the beginning of full opinion will “go even he can listen to the science
That ruling meant parts and other groups that provisions are in no way re- Tuesday’s hearing that there further.” in support of mask man-
of four BRBs were inval- claimed lawmakers violat- lated to nor connected with was a “considerable degree dates and also supporting
id, including a section in ed the state constitution by each other or to an identi- of unanimity on this case” “By going further, I mean vaccines for others.”
one that would have denied packing four budget recon- fiable ‘budget procedure,’” among the justices. give more guardrails to the
state funding to schools that ciliation bills with dozens of Cooper wrote. “The bill is people, and put more guard- “If so, then he’ll be tak-
imposed mask mandates. policy changes that were not classic logrolling – a med- He said the consensus rails on the Legislature ing great steps to support
related to the budget. Those ley of special interests cob- was that the bills do violate when it comes to imple- the health of his constitu-
Tuesday’s ruling is “noth- bills dealt with the budgets bled together to force a vote the single subject rule, and menting the single title and ents,” Elliott said.
ing more than simple com- for health, K-12 education, he told the attorneys “you single subject prevision of
monsense precautions to higher education and “state
protect children and young budget procedures.”
adults from COVID-19,”
said Dr. Sean Elliott, med- Included in those bills
ical director of infectious was language that would
diseases and immunizations have prohibited school
for the Arizona Chapter of mask mandates for students
the American Academy of or staff, banned vaccination
Pediatrics. requirements for teachers
and barred state universi-
Calls seeking comment ties from requiring students
from Gov. Doug Ducey to be vaccinated, masked or
and Attorney General Mark tested for COVID-19.
Brnovich, whose office ar-
gued unsuccessfully to keep But the COVID-19 re-
the mask ban and other pol- strictions were not the on-
icies in the BRBs, were not ly policy directives insert-
immediately returned. ed into the BRBs. The bills
would prohibit the teaching
But the court’s order was of critical race theory in
welcomed as a “huge win state schools, open access
for Arizona students and to voter registration data-
voters” by Rep. Reginald bases for federal elections,
Bolding, D-Phoenix, the ban local pandemic-related
House minority leader, who
said it is also “a win for the


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Children Giving Back



Heights Baptist

church in Globe,

AZ concluded a

Children’s Bible

School program

that lasted five


The theme of

the program was

Concrete and

Cranes, building

upon the firm

foundation of

Jesus Christ.

They learned

the Bible pas-

sage Philippians

1:6 “For I am

confident of this

very thing, that

He who began

a good work in

you will perfect

it until the day

of Christ Jesus.”

During this
program the Children took up an during their Bible School Program and
children also presented it to a Cobre Valley Homeless Coalition.

learned about backpacks given to the like to use the HCCV as a
mission proj- people in need. tax credit, use QCO code
ects in various parts of the 22354.
world. The Homeless Coalition
of Cobre Valley is a 501©3 If you would like to be a
The children gave organization. If you would part of the HCCV, we have
an offering to the local like to be a part of build- the meetings via zoom.
Homeless Coalition of ing up our community
Cobre Valley. The offering by helping the homeless, Please send a request to
brought in just over $150. you can send a donation tgonzales.1964homeless-
Central Heights Baptist to the Homeless Coalition [email protected] or
Church is extremely proud of Cobre Valley 1172 come to the Divine Grace
of the kids and their ex- W. Live Oak St, Miami, Presbyterian Church at
citement in giving back AZ, 85539, HCCV is al- 305 W. Live Oak Miami,
to their community. The so a Qualified Charitable Az. 85539. Our meet-
offering received will go Organization. Let your tax ings are held every first
towards products to put filer know that you would and third Tuesday of the
together hygiene bags and month at 5:30.

If you have church events or news
you would like to share, send them to

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