Men, women gymnasts advanced to regional championships in Nevada
In the level eight, nine and 10 Women’s Optional State Gymnastics Championships held in Tempe March 24-25, Carter’s Gymnastics Academy Level 10 gymnast Shelby Edwards claimed the 1st place all around title, naming her State Champion in her age division. Ms. Edwards took first place on vault, bars and beam and second place on floor. Ms. Edwards was recently awarded a full-ride athletic scholarship to the University of Arizona.In the level nine competition, Carter’s gymnast Shayna Edson took the All Around State Championship title in her age division. She also took first on floor, second on vault and second on bars and third on beam.
The city of Mesa and Arizona Department of Transportation held a groundbreaking ceremony April 3 to mark the start of construction of State Route 24 in Mesa, according to a press release.
State Route 24, also known as the Gateway Freeway, will enhance access to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and the southeast valley. The City of Mesa was able to advance the start of construction by four years by issuing bonds.Accelerating the project saved about $115 million in design, right- of-way and construction costs.
Babeu Leads While Gosar Misleads
Sheriff Paul Babeu announced over the weekend that he raised just over $144,000 in the first quarter of 2012 for his campaign for Congress, putting him well ahead of his nearest opponent. Since announcing his candidacy last October, Babeu has never trailed in fundraising.
A Pinal County jury on Friday, April 13, 2012 found Herman Lee Green Sr. guilty of 41 counts that included child molestation, sexual conduct with a minor, child abuse and aggravated assault against a person under the age of 15.Green 43, of Casa Grande was convicted of crimes committed from 2000 to 2010 against his own four children. The case came to light on September 2010, when one of the children contacted police and said her father was abusing her sexually for the past nine years.
It was nice of the Winnipeg, Manitoba formed band, The Guess Who, to bring some of the cooler Canadian weather with them to Arizona when performing at the Good Life Festival at Encanterra Country Club in San Tan Valley, Arizona on Saturday, April 14.
Whether The Guess Who was actually responsible for turning a week of 35 degrees C days down to 18 degrees C (that’s 95 down to 65 for you Americans) may only be speculation, but that they can deliver a hot performance was easily verified.Given only sixty minutes, The Guess Who played a string of eleven hits which earned them some new fans and kept their older ones satisfied.
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors has created a new website page to provide veterans of the US armed services a convenient place to go for links to sites and information that may be helpful.
The page can be found using this shortened web link: http://goo.gl/nfErj.
You can also find the Veterans’ Resources section on the left navigation ladder on www.pinalcountyaz.gov main page.
Event helps people stay well, get well, find cures and fight backWHAT – The Relay For Life of San Tan Valley raises funds to fight cancer by hosting this overnight event where individuals and teams camp out with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. The Relay takes place overnight because cancer never sleeps. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, schools, faith-based groups….people from all walks of life – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives.
Each year between 140 and 160 Peace Officers are killed serving in the line of duty in the Untied States and their families are left to pick up the pieces. Since 1962, our Nation has celebrated the lives of these fine men and women, each year, during National Police Week.During the month of May, across the nation, state and local governments recognize the sacrifices these men and women have made during their annual Peace Officer Memorial Services.
On Thursday, April 12, 2012, ninety students from Poston Butte High School competed in the 35th annual Central Arizona College Math Competition.Students swept the top spots in Algebra I and placed well in Calculus, resulting in a total score that landed the team in 3rd place overall for 2012.
San Tan Valley resident, Charla Rodgers, is interviewing area families interested in participating in a cultural exchange experience by hosting an international high school student for the coming academic year.
Charla serves as Community Coordinator for PAX, a non-profit foundation which provides a US high school and homestay program for students from over 40 different countries including Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America.
PAX students are between the ages of 15 and 18, speak English, have full insurance coverage and their own spending money.