The Superstition Mountain Republican Club will be holding its monthly meeting May 12th in the back room of the Mirage Sports Grill in Apache Junction. It is located at the far east end of the Ace Hardware complex. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. You are invited to come early to purchase a meal and enjoy fellowship with current and future members.
Representative Kelly Townsend and Representative Doug Coleman will be featured with focus on what took place during the past legislative session including the budget. This will be an audience participation event with questions coming from the audience.. This will not be a campaign event.
The Superstition Mountain Republican Club President Gil Cancio invites all those in the area wishing to know more about what our officials are thinking in terms of handling the multitude of issues facing our state today to attend this hour and half long event. As response times will be limited, the format should provide plenty of time for a wide array of questions.We would like to extend an invitation to anyone who is a registered republican to come and join the organization. The annual cost is $15.00 per individual and $20.00 per couple. We are always looking for fresh ideas and lively conversations.
If you have any further questions you can call Gil Cancio at 480-435-7161 or Jeff Struble at 480-694-5100. We look forward to seeing everyone May 12th at the Mirage Sports Bar.
I’ve known Jeff Serdy for 10 or 11 years now and he is a sincere and caring person. He wants what’s best for Apache Junction and wants it to grow in positive and productive directions. A vote for Jeff Serdy IS a vote FOR Apache Junction.
Mark Hawthorne, Editor/Publisher Pinal County People
Rebuttal to Ed Barker’s April 18, 2016 Quepasa
The only point Ed makes that I agree with is that America is on a great precipice of history. We, the citizens, are going to be making a choice this fall. Will we remain the strong leader for the world or will we continue down the path the democrat party wants to go? The path of entitlement, subservient and cowering to the will of other people and countries.
Mr. Barker took James Madison’s comments from the Federalist’s Papers #10 out of context. The words in the quote are written exactly as they are in the Paper. But, as always, without expressing the intent of the conversation Madison, Hamilton and Jay were having with the citizens to advocate for the ratification of the US Constitution. James Madison is credited with being the architect of the Constitution. Madison, as determined from his other writings, is a strict constitutionalist and believed in a small limited federal government.
In Federalist Paper #10 Madison was explaining the need to be a Republic, not a Democracy. He talked about factions being a needed constant in any society. People inherently will divide themselves in groups, “factions” that should not be legislated out by a government. All that a government should do is ensure that each faction’s liberty, freedom to act without punishment or retribution from others, will be ensured. Factions not only are formed from economic interests but for religion, locality and experiences.
Madison also said, “The protection of these faculties is the first object of government”. Just reading that without understanding the context of the whole Paper can lead you to think many things. So, I strongly suggest that you go and find the actual Federalist Paper #10 and read it. With the precursor that it is written in the language of the time. So you will probably need to read it a few times to get the meaning that is intended.
To sum up what I am saying, our government is not here to take care of our individual needs. It is here to take care of us collectively and to ensure that the liberties of the individual are not taken to benefit the needs of another individual.
I hate going to the Dentist. It was never a pleasant experience for me. When I retired, I lost my dental insurance but that really didn’t bother me as I hadn’t any plans to see a dentist. Three or four years ago, when I still had insurance, my tooth started hurting like it was going to need a root canal. I’m pretty good at identifying the different pains my body has had so I made an appointment with the dentist I had been using. I told him what I thought and he looked in my mouth for about 20 seconds and said “No, you need a crown.” He then started drilling, scraping, and shaping the tooth and stopped and said “Ya know, I think you need a root canal.” He had his technician make up a temporary crown and then referred me to another dentist because he did not do root canal procedures. Needless to say, I was quite angry. I never went back to him nor did I go to the dentist he referred me to. The “temporary crown” held up until last night when it broke into pieces. Great. Now what was I gonna do? I didn’t know any dentists in my area but I sure needed one to take care of my problem. The tooth started to hurt – like it had three years of not hurting to make up for.
A while back, my wife got a flyer in the mail from Canyon Vista Dental Care, located at 110 S. Idaho Rd., Apache Junction, AZ. Wise woman that she is, she filed it with her myriad of miscellaneous stuff. She handed it to me and said “Call ’em.” So I did. I called just before 11:00 AM thinking I probably would not get an appointment until Monday (this was a Friday). To my surprised relief they told me to come in at 1:00 PM this same day! The lady on the telephone was quite pleasant. She did not snicker too loudly when I told her of my “temporary crown” but that was my own doing so I couldn’t blame her.
I get to the office, fill out some forms with my personal information and then I sat there and waited. All of about six or seven minutes. They called me in and took me to one of their treatment areas. I had about a ten minute wait there but that time was well used by a preliminary exam and X-Rays done by the dental hygienist, Heather. Very soon after that, Dr. Standage came in and introduced himself. One must keep in mind I am 70 years old. Dr. Standage looked like one of my son’s friends when he was just a young child. I said a silent prayer that he had done well in Dental College. The Dr. discussed my options with me and I opted to have the tooth extracted. Heather and Tom, another dental hygienist, proceeded to numb the area in and around the tooth.
The procedure begins. Dr. Standage, armed with an array of what appeared to me to be medieval torture devices, started the extraction. That old tooth did not want to budge. The Doctor continued his efforts from a variety of angles – never hurting me once I might add – and the tooth finally loosened. I could feel it let go. It still did not want to come completely out though. It took him another 15 minutes or so before the tooth let go completely and painlessly came out. He really had to work at it and I have to say it was the most painless tooth extraction I have ever had.
Heather gave me some gauze pads to slow and stop any bleeding and Dr. Standage gave me a prescription for antibiotics to prevent any infection. In a little over and hour I was done and on my way home.
Why am I telling you this? Because I know that there is another person out there who hates going to the dentist as much as I do. I know that he or she fears them and has little if any trust in them. I know that if they give Canyon Vista Dental Care a try they will be glad they did. Incidentally, I am not being paid to write this review. I was moved to write it by the good service and professional care they gave me. Why not give them a try when that foreboding realization that you need a dentist becomes apparent to you. Their telephone number is 480-982-0782 and you can find them on the Internet at http://www.CanyonVistaDentalCare.com
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (KSAZ) – A high school student went above and beyond when she was assigned a service project, turning a local animal shelter into a work of art.
It wasn’t long ago that Carlee and her boyfriend adopted their special pup Zeus from the Paws and Claws Care Center in Apache Junction. So when the high school student was assigned a service project, she knew just where to go make a difference.
“I came in, and I was talking to Jenny, I asked her if I could collect donations for her paws for Paws and Claws, she said to me what we really need is a mural,” said Carlee Fowler.
Since she’s not an artist herself, at first, the task seemed daunting, but not impossible.
“In my head I’m like ok, I don’t know how to paint, but my dad does, so I’ll talk to my dad, and I’ll talk to my teacher to see if my dad can help me with this project,” said Fowler.
Once permission was granted, Carlee and her crew got right to work.
“It’s amazing and what it does is it falls with our paradigm shift of a government shelter to our current environment of the Paws and Claws Care Center, instead of just a government shelter,” said Apache Junction Police Department Captain Arnold Freeman.
Capt. Freeman oversees operations at the center and says the mural adds excitement to the room among other things.
“It’s inviting, it’s more of a center where you can look at animals, you feel like you are here for the animals,” said Freeman.
As for Carlee, her masterpiece might be complete, but her work here at the shelter certainly isn’t.
“I’m hoping to get more donations for them, I would love to continue collecting for them and raising money for them, I’ll always be open to getting more donations from people,” said Fowler.
Carly says she wants to study veterinary medicine after she graduates from high school.
The city of Apache Junction will be paving segments of Baseline Avenue and Idaho Road from March 28 through April 16.
The work will result in the closure of the two streets during this time. Baseline Avenue will be closed from Idaho Road to Winchester Road and Idaho Road from U.S. Highway 60 to Baseline Avenue.
Motorists can use Tomahawk Road to access businesses along Baseline Avenue within the industrial park, including those on Winchester Road. That will also allow drivers on Baseline to access the Arizona Department of Transportation motor vehicle emissions testing facility, the Apache Junction Public Works Department and the city’s Paws and Claws Care Center for animals.
In addition, repaving began March 14 on Ironwood Drive between Broadway to Apache Trail, according to a press release. Work is expected to take about three months.
All construction will be conducted during daylight hours for the safety of construction workers. Any questions related to this project should be directed to the Public Works Department at 480-982-1055.
PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 7. 2016) – Arizona media apparently has little interest in informing Arizonans about what is going on in their state legislature if it doesn’t fit its agenda.
Last week, the Arizona Tenth Amendment Center hosted a press conference in support of nine measures making their way through the state House and Senate that would serve to limit federal power and reestablish state control. Several state legislators showed up, but zero members of the media bothered to take advantage of an opportunity to learn about an important movement currently gathering momentum in the Arizona State Legislature.
The press conference highlighted nine bills pending in the Arizona Legislature that would serve to limit federal power in some way. Legislation addressing constitutional tender, the right to keep and bear arms, NDAA indefinite detention, presidential executive orders and asset forfeiture law reform were among those featured. These aren’t bills simply languishing in committees. Legislation to prohibit state cooperation with federal indefinite detention without due process, to define gold and silver as legal tender and to bar state cooperation with the enforcement of future federal gun control have all passed one chamber of the legislature.
But this apparently doesn’t count as news in the Grand Canyon State, and major media players don’t deem it an important responsibility to inform Arizonans about these initiatives. The Arizona TAC sent out some 50 invitations to members of the media.
Rep. Sonny Borrelli suggested the press might suffer from partisan bias, noting that the media has a long tradition of ignoring Republican efforts to inform the electorate while Democrats can garner media attention, “at the drop of a hat.”
Prominent Arizona activist Joel Alcott said it was no coincidence that the press ignored the event. He said that because these bills are among the most controversial before the legislature this session, it was a deliberate move to avoid lending them any additional credibility.
The press might not care about efforts to limit federal power, but Arizonans do. The proposed laws build on a state constitutional amendment passed in 2014 that enshrined the anti-commandeering doctrine in the Arizona constitution. The amendment explicitly affirms the state’s right to “exercise its sovereign authority to restrict the actions of its personnel and the use of its financial resources to purposes that are consistent with the Constitution.”
Since Arizona voters approved the measure, efforts to put it into action have stepped up with legislators introducing numerous bills.
Journalists love to talk about their responsibility to the people and opine about their integral role in democratic self-government. They sometimes even refer to themselves as the “Fourth Estate.” But in practice, it seems like nothing more than pious talk. In the real world, far too many media outlets have become shills for the status quo and left-leaning establishment politics. That may sound unfair, but the crickets at the Arizona TAC presser testifies to this truth.
The city of Apache Junction will hold its annual household hazardous waste, white goods, electronic recycling and document shredding collection event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 20.
The event will take place at the city of Apache Junction‘s public works operations yard at 575 E Baseline.
This collection event is for items that typically cannot be deposited into a regular trash load. An effort will be made to recycle most of the items collected. Residents may bring from their homes items such as anti-freeze, motor oil only, paint, tires with no rims, refrigerators, air-conditioners, freezers, etc.
Electronic recycling will be held for items such as PC’s, laptops, flat panel monitors, power cords, keyboards, typewriters, etc.
Document shredding of confidential documents will be done on-site.
For additional information on the event, call Heather Hodgman at 480-474-8500.
The February 11, meeting for the Superstition Mountain Republican Club will host our elected State Senate and Legislative officials in a Legislative Forum at the Justice Court, Roy Hudson Complex located at 575 N. Idaho Rd., in AJ. Thursday, February 11, 2016 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Senator David Farnsworth, Representative Doug Coleman and Representative Kelly Townsend will be featured in a forum that will focus on upcoming issues and how our officials are planning on dealing with them. This will be an audience participation event with questions coming from the participants. This will not be a campaign event.