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Ak-Chin O`odham Runner - Ak
Volume XXVIII, Issue 23
Maricopa, Arizona
December 5 - 18, 2014
Harrah’s turns up Masik
Tas with AJ Castillo
Story by M. Manus and Photos Courtesy of AJ Castillo
AJ Castillo has been a
game changer ever since he
arrived on the Tejano music
scene back in 2009. In many
ways, the 28 year old Tejano
recording artist hailing from
Austin, TX, has been able
to breathe new life into the
genre by blending the musical
styles of his vast influences.
With his short-cropped,
spiky hair, a pair of aviator
shades and an accordion
slung over his shoulder,
Castillo is set to bring his
Tejano style to Harrah’s AkChin Casino at an outdoor
venue on Friday, December
12. Castillo’s show happens
to coincide with Ak-Chin
Indian Community’s annual
Masik Tas celebration.
Castillo is just as excited
about playing Ak-Chin as his
fans are. In a phone interview
with the musician, he said
that of all places he’s played
throughout the country,
Arizona is his favorite.
“It’s because of the
people,” he said. “Phoenix,
Tucson, Sells, Maricopa,
Guadalupe, they all travel
out to see me. We’ve built up
many friendships. The people
are humble.”
Castillo did backtrack
a little in giving props to
every place that he’s played.
“Everywhere we perform is
great. It’s a great thing to be
accepted.”
However, he did make it
known that Arizona has “true
fans that know the whole
album as opposed to the
famous songs.” For fans, that
is a compliment in itself and
also a testament to the impact
that Castillo’s music has had
Continued on Page 12
Aaron Lewis takes his
country music seriously
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino brings the former
Staind frontman to The Lounge to celebrate
their 20th anniversary
Story by M. Manus
The music that fills our
homes and ears provides a
soundtrack to our lives and
often creates a sense of solace
where we find comfort. The
reflection of our lives can
often be set against the music
we grew up with.
As a child, growing
up between New England,
Vermont and Massachusetts,
Aaron Lewis spent a lot of
time with his grandfather
who was a huge fan of the
old guard of country music.
Artists like Waylon Jennings,
Ernest Tubbs and Willie
Nelson would fill the cab
as Lewis sat shotgun in his
grandfather’s truck.
“From the time I realized
it was music, it was my
grandfather’s country music,”
he said. “He was a huge
country fan and I spent a lot
of time with him during these
years.”
Musically, the sounds
that Aaron Lewis is currently
producing harken back to
his childhood, listening to
country and western radio
with his grandfather.
With two solid country
releases under his belt,
Lewis’ musical trajectory is
travelling along the country
back roads further away
from his alternative metal
beginnings as the frontman of
the group Staind.
Lewis and Staind hit big
Continued on Page 6
Inside this Issue
Celebrating family togetherness at the 2014 Library Jam, players began the night playing Jeff and Yadi’s Super
Fun Game which served as a template for some when it came time to create their own board game.
Ak-Chin Library Jams out with Board Games
Story and Photos by J. Ysaguirre
Fun! Pizza! Fantastic game making!
November 21, 2014, was another
festive and fun library event for Jeff
Stoffer and the rest of the library
staff. Open to all Ak-Chin members,
residents, employees and especially
their families, the event was to help
promote the library and help create your
very own board game. To help promote
the event, the library staff even created
a video and uploaded it to YouTube.
The Board Game Jam 2014 was
held with the idea to promote family
togetherness during the holiday season.
As families checked in at the front
door and signed in, Jeff welcomed the
families in attendance and introduced
the game. “Welcome to the Ak-Chin
Library Board Game Jam! In front of
you is a super fun game called Jeff and
Yadi’s Super Fun Game!”
Jeff and Yadi’s Super Fun Game was
a game that literally was super fun. The
object of the game was to pick your
official board game piece, then roll the
dice to determine who rolls first. After
the dice is rolled, players then placed
their board game piece at the “S” for
start, and then rolled the dice with the
goal of finishing out to “F” for finish.
The first one to reach the “F”, wins
the game, hence the name of Jeff and
Yadi’s Super Fun Game.
After a few rounds of Jeff and
Yadi’s Super Fun Game, players were
encouraged to continue playing to see
who could win the most games in 15
minutes. After the 15 minutes were
over, players were then allowed to
begin creating their own board game.
The premise for creating the board
game was that it needed to not only be
fun, but it also needed to be exciting for
all to play. Families in attendance were
instructed to use Jeff and Yadi’s Super
Fun Game as a template idea. Board
gamers began using the library’s supply
of colored pencils, markers, rules and
various supplies to help create their
game.
As they created their brand new
game, Jeff spoke to the crowd and
informed them that not only would
they eventually be playing their own
board game, they would also play their
neighbor’s board game as the idea
Continued on Page 6
Wilbur and Wilma stick a fork in Sparky
Story and Photos by J. Ysaguirre
The Territorial Cup, also known as
“The Duel in the Desert” took place for
the 88th time between the University of
Arizona Wildcats and the Arizona State
Sun Devils on November 28 in Tucson.
Also known as the oldest rivalry
in college football, this year’s U of
A verses ASU game not only had
bragging rights on the line, but also up
for grabs was a ticket to face Oregon in
the PAC-12 championship game.
The rivalry dates to 1899, when U of
A played the Normal School of Arizona
in Tempe, which would eventually
change to Arizona State University.
Back then, the championship was a
four-way series that also included
Phoenix Union High School and
Phoenix Indian School. U of A and the
Normal School (ASU) met for the first
time ever on November 30, 1899 for a
Thanksgiving Day game in Tucson.
The “Normals” (ASU), won the
game 11-2. They also had defeated
Phoenix Union High School and
Phoenix Indian School, thus they were
crowned champions and received the
territorial cup.
University of Arizona Wildcat fanatic, Henry Garcia Jr. photobombs an ASU
dominated group shot at the Ak-Farms headquarters.
The territorial cup is silver plated over
a Britannia base metal. Manufactured
by Reed and Barton of Massachusetts,
the prized cup was purchased for $20
in Reed and Barton’s 1910 catalog.
The inscription that still remains on the
cup reads “Arizona Foot Ball League
Championship 1899 Normal”.
The duel in the desert continued on
into the 1920’s and 30’s, playing games
occasionally without any consistency.
Continued on Page 7
Page 2 Wishes
Page 5 Farm Board Minutes
Page 8 MHS Basketball
Page 3 Elder News
Page 6 Library Calendar
Page 9 New Employees
Page 4 Community News
Page 7 Youth Council Activities
Page 12 AJ Castillo
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December 5 - 18, 2014
November Community Meeting
By R. Peters
HAPPY BELATEDBIRTHDAY
Uncle Berbert
We love you big time.
Can we come to your house?
Love ya: Scrupie & Beto
Happy Birthday to
my grandson Brian Reules
He’s my handsome man
Love you, Grandma Debbie B
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Auntie Lenny & Anjewica
Love you, Scrupie & Beto
Omgees, look who just
turned the big “1”
It’s that pretty little
Chunky Baby girl named,
Angelica Analee Antone.
Let’s get them little puffy feet moving.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE ONE.
Love you, Grammas,
Uncle Willie & Auntie Leah
Happy Birthday to Arlene Manuel,
Alverna Flores, Janice Perez
and Malinda Pete.
From Debbie B
The November 24 meeting
at Ak-Chin Service Center
included presentations from
Cultural
Resources,
Elder
Center and Child Development.
First to present was Cultural
Resources with Carmen Narcia,
Gary Gilbert and Mary Soliz
presenting, joined by staff
members.
A department brochure
was distributed that highlighted
Cultural’s community projects
and meetings, as well as services
provided
for
community
departments.
Also discussed in more
detail were monitoring and
surveying projects, in addition
to the process homeowners need
to abide by in order to obtain
ground disturbance clearances.
Velacita Lopez, Language
Preservation
Coordinator
presented information on the
services and projects offered
through the Language program.
She described services
such as; cultural awareness
sessions, O’odham translations
for departments and fulfilling
requests for traditional singing,
both in and out of the community.
Projects included; gathering
and teaching of traditional
basketry, and cholla bud
(ha:nam) picking. Language also
provides teaching and assistance
to the preschool during class and
scheduled events.
More recently Language has
worked with Ak-Chin Southern
Dale, wishing you a happy birthday,
love you. Keep up the good work, I’m
proud of you
Love Grand Mom Evelyn
Tova Ta‫ ܙ‬Huk
Cek‫ܙ‬an wi idam mo hascu vuĜ
Ha:l
Huñ
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my
beautiful Daughter/Sister
Desirae Lynn Antone
We have our ups and downs,
and you’ve gone through a whole
lot of crap, but yet you stood
tall and tough and fought it all
by just smiling to the world.
You became very independent
and an awesome loving Mother
to my Granddaughter/Niece.
Stay strong… We love you
to the moon and back…
Love you dearly, MOM,
Brother Leeboy & Sis-n-Law Leah
Happy Birthday to all the elders
on their birthday in December
PasƟl
Happy Birthday Analita
Have fun it’s another year!
Ca’modi
Happy Birthday Sister
Love Sister
S-cedak viohol
Happy Birthday to O’olas
Love you Cuz
Tova
Happy Birthday to my
granddaughters Justine and Zoe
and my great-grandson Tyler
Love, Grandma
Happy Birthday to my little
Grandson Koby Santiago
Love you very much
Bless you and your family
From Connie S
Happy Birthday Rommel
Love you Mom
Mays stepped forward along
with staff members to discuss
their programs and services.
As
handouts
were
distributed, Sandy provided
information on child care
services, and before and
after school progams. She
then
higlighted
preschool
services offered for 3-4 year
olds; learning with creative
curriculum,
developmental,
dental and vision screening, and
referrals to early intervention, if
the needed.
Sandy uploaded a video
called “A day in the life of
a preschooler”. The video
showcased young students
demonstrating various lesson
plans, portion control, personal
hygiene, importance of feelings,
physical activity, describing art,
story time, and language.
After the video, Sandy went
over handouts with charts to
show progress from each class
throughout the year.
She also talked about a
recent math night program
that the children were looking
forward to sharing with their
parents, and future parent
involvement opportunities.
After a break, Council
provided updates on; elections,
tribal leaders meeting in
DC, water conference, board
vacancies, Superbowl, Masik
Tas, Harrah’s celebration, loan
programs, law and order code,
and UltraStar’s 2nd Anniversary.
December Runner Contest!
Hidden within the pages of this edition’s Runner, we
have placed a specific amount of our official Runner
Elf throughout these 12 pages.
The contest is to find and mark each Runner Elf
hidden throughout the #23 issue. Once you feel you
have found all of the Runner Elves in this issue,
please come in person to the Runner office to
submit your entry. We will be awarding
prizes to the winning entries.
The official deadline to submit
your entry will be December
12th at noon.
December Employee Birthdays
Happy Birthday to you
Analita Laborin
From the Round Table
Happy Birthday to our fellow elders:
Malinda Pete, Analita Laborin,
Arline Manuel, Lavern Flores
and Debbie Baptisto
From the Arts and Crafts
12/6
Jazmin Waites-Vekol
12/9
Leo LewisCommunity Services
Sharon Cook-Courts
Adolph Sanchez-Sanitation
12/10
Norman AdsonCommunity Services
12/11
Guadalupe GloriaEarly Childhood
Desirae Antone-Custodian
12/15
Janice Perez-Early Childhood
Lucy Flores-Custodian
12/12
Carlo Moreno-Fire and Safety
Phillip Munoz-TGA
Gabriel Llerandi-Prosecutor
Dustin Voytoski-EPD
12/14
Richard Huff-Courts
12/16
Kenneth Kingsland-Vekol
12/17
Leslie Lewis-Manuel-TGA
12/18
Kean Kammer-Law and Order
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Raven Vallejos
Aurora Peters
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Sierra Lopez
Happy Birthday
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from
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Elder Center Director,
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Leslie proceeded to highlight
services for community elders.
Congregate
meals
for
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along with home-bound lunches.
In 2013, theElder Center
received an Aging Achievement
award for their Healthy
Breakfast program.
The
department
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Caregiver services include;
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Leslie finished up by
providing information and
pictures on current activities
the elders have been doing at
the center, like arts, crafts and
gardening.
The
Ak-Chin
Child
Development Program was last
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Leo Lewis Jr.
Corey Allison
Florinda Peters
Angelica Antone
Terry Santiago
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Alverna Flores
Gloria Narcia
Alex Antone
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Desirae Antone
Malinda Pete
Guadalupe Gloria
Andrew
Humeyumptewa
Alejandro
Maldonado Jr.
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Elvera Stephens
Zoe Gardner
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Phillip Joaquin
Tristianna Antone
Adeline Thomas
Joseph Kaniatobe
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Deborah Baptisto
Channel Antone
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Janice Perez
Angelica SalasVargas
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Tyler Peters
Maria Hackney
Lisa Vincent
Raven
Humeyumptewa
Maxine Lewis
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Leslie LewisManuel
James Compton
Lita Yarberry
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Ralston Justin
Justin
Humeyumptewa
Sarina Smith
Bianca Valenzuela
Josie Hernandez
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Manuel Peters III
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Roni Zappia
Collette Susunkewa
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Arrow Santiago
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Smith
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Gonzalez
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5th—Men’s Group Meeting @ Service Center, 6p-8p
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December 5 - 18, 2014
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Ak-Chin preschoolers experience Butterfly Wonderland
The Ak-Chin group await the start of the 3-D movie at Butterfly Wonderland.
Preschool group gathers around a butterfly on
the sidewalk in the atrium.
LEFT: Students watch the change of butterflies
from the Emergence Gallery.
Story and photos by K. Morago
They lined up by their
colored preschool t-shirts,
some already wearing their
3-D sunglasses. In all,
forty five students from the
Ak-Chin Early Childhood
Program eagerly walked into
the group was met by facility
staff that welcomed everyone
and led the excited children
into a 3-D auditorium to
watch a film that shared the
migratory path of butterflies.
From there, the young
Butterfly Wonderland on
their field trip on Thursday,
November 20th.
Traveling from AkChin to the Salt River PimaMaricopa Indian Community,
where the facility is located,
November Community Gathering features
life history of Lawrence and Sally Antone
Story and photo by M. Manus
students saw the Butterfly
Emergence Gallery which
gave them the opportunity to
watch the eggs transform into
the stages of
life, caterpillar
to
adult
butterfly.
Moving
into
the
Conservatory
by class, the
students were
amazed
at
how
close
the butterflies
As a young girl, Sally Antone remembers
standing on a box in her family’s home
and singing. When asked, this is how she
remembers getting her start playing music
and singing.
For Sally’s husband, Lawrence Antone,
his beginnings were quite different.
Sitting in front of a crowd of people with
an old black guitar straddling his lap and
wearing dusty boots, Lawrence pondered
the question, “How did it come about that I
started playing music?”
His answer was woven into his childhood
memories of living with his grandparents
and the hardships he experienced having
alcoholic parents. But when it came down
to it, he remembered his neighbor, Ritchie
Garcia, and his family playing music in the
Lawrence and Sally Antone sing “This Little Love of
evenings.
Mine” at the recent Community Gathering.
“His dad and uncle all played,” he said.
“I played with them a lot.”
taught him how to play bass in the band.
He tried to use his parent’s alcoholism as impetus
On the evening of November 20, 2014, the HimDak Eco Museum hosted the Community Gathering to do something different and creative.
at the Ak-Chin Service Center and featured a
““I didn’t want to be like my mom and dad.
presentation by Lawrence and Sally Antone on their No drinking,” he said. “But then I started drinking.
life’s journey through music.
Where I was from there was no one to look up to.
Sitting side by side, the Antones spoke frankly Everyone just drank.”
But as this stage in his life soon passed, Lawrence
about how they met, where music has taken them
and how it has influenced their lives.
felt he needed something else to do to pass the time.
Both attended St. Johns Indian School in
He noticed that in church nobody was playing
Komatke on the Gila River Indian Community. As music, so he started.
a student in eighth grade, Sally said she joined the
Antone said Father Gary taught some members
choir.
how to play church songs.
“I didn’t know what an alto or a tenor was,” she
From the steeple, Antone and his band started
playing country-western and rock n’roll. Soon they
said. “But I was in choir up until I graduated.”
Lawrence remembered his cousins in St. Johns were playing dance halls around the area.
forming a band when he was in high school. They
Gathering continues to page 5
flew around them. Lucky
students and teachers had
single butterflies landing on
their shirts and pants. The
10,000 square foot atrium
hosts butterflies from around
the world. The groups walked
slowly to get as close as they
could to the butterflies.
Leaving the atrium, the
groups viewed a gallery
of live ant colonies and
the “Rivers of the Amazon
Aquatic Life” room filled
with walls of fish. The brave
ones placed their fingers
along the touch tank waiting
for the chance to touch a sting
ray.
The visit ended with a
picnic lunch at Agua Linda
Park. Serving as chaperones
were the teachers, parents and
Ak-Chin Language Program
staff.
Lusan Enos explains how to attract the sting
ray’s attention. ABOVE RIGHT: Teacher Francine
Sanchez attracts a butterfly to the face. RIGHT:
Butterflies gather on a pole.
Kathleen Miguel is 2014 Miss Ak-Chin participant
The Miss Ak-Chin Pageant Committee is pleased to
announce the participation of Miss Kathleen Miguel in
this year’s Miss Ak-Chin pageant. Daughter of Francisco
Miguel and Denise Jackson-Miguel, the pageant will be
held at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino at 6pm in the ballroom on
Friday, December 12th.
Miss Miguel will be presenting her modern and
traditional talents as well as sharing a modern and traditional
culture presentation. After the pageant, a Coronation Dance
featuring the vaila band Gertie and the TO Boyz will be held
at the Community Vato.
Miss Ak-Chin serves as a goodwill ambassador
representing the Ak-Chin Indian Community at tribal and
local events including participating in other tribal fairs and
events throughout Arizona.
December 2014
Sunday
Monday
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Tuesday
2
Egg Day
“Doctor Time”
Shingles Awareness and
Vaccination
Wednesday
3
Christmas Cookie
Exchange
1 PM
Chair Volleyball 9 AM
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9
15
Egg Day
Bowling Day
Happy Birthday!
Leo Lewis &
Florinda Peters
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Egg Day
Chair Volleyball 9 AM
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Christmas Word Puzzles
Egg Day
Nutcracker Ballet
Phoenix Symphony
Show Time 2:00 PM
Friday December 5
Beef w/vegetables
Moon bread
cinnamon cake
Chair Volleyball 9 AM
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Ak-Chin Masik Tas
Celebration
Quail Run Italian Luncheon
@ Elders Center 12 noon
Happy Birthday!
Malinda Pete
Happy Birthday!
Adeline Thomas
Chair Volleyball 9 AM
18 Elder Check Day
Elders Annual
Christmas Luncheon
@ Harrah’s Ballroom
11 AM to 2 PM
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Christmas Eve Brunch
9 AM to 11 PM
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Eggs donated by Hickman’s available for pick up every
Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 4 PM.
Breakfast served from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM. Lunch served at 12 noon.
For Transportation assistance call the Elder Center at 520-568-1760
Chair Volleyball 9 AM
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Southern Dunes Grand
Re– Opening &
Dedication Event 9 AM
Saturday
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Masik Tas Committee
Meeting 1PM
Happy Birthday!
Analita Laborin
Chair Volleyball 9 AM
Happy Birthday!
Janice Perez
Happy Birthday!
Debbie Baptisto
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10 White Elephant Gift
Exchange 1 PM
Happy Birthday!
Gloria Narcia &
Alverna Florez
Friday
5
Movie Day
Chair Volleyball 9 AM
Chair Volleyball 9 AM
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Thursday
4
Mon. December 8
Liver & onions,
beef & onions (D)
white rice, brussel
sprouts
Mandarin oranges
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Tues. December 9
Cabbage stew, corn
biscuits, apricots
Center Closed
Ak-Chin Masik Ta:s
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Center Closed
Merry Christmas
Wed. December 10
Squash casserole
rice, crackers
tropical fruit
Fri. December 12
Quail Run Lunch
Mon. December 15
Indian tacos
leƩuce
tomatoes, cheese
apple sauce
Tues. December 16
Pizza & salad bar
Fruit cocktail
Wed. December 17
Menudo, chicken
w/hominy (D)
roll, bread pudding
Thurs. Dec. 18
CHRISTMAS PARTY
Chair Volleyball 9 AM
28
29
30
Ice Cream Sundae
Desert Bar
Chair Volleyball 9 AM
Egg Day
New Years Eve
Thurs. Dec. 11
Baked ham
mashed potatoes
green beans, roll
cookies
Fri. December 19
HOLIDAY
CENTER CLOSED
December 5 - 18, 2014
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Ak-Chin Southern Dunes completes multi-million dollar enhancement project
New
Changes
Improve
native grasses and many and creating an environment our championship pedigree,”
Playability
for
Leisure
To ensure the integrity of transitions between bunker suited for juniors and players said Wilson.
For more information
Players While Maintaining the award-winning design at edges and native desert. A who are new to the game.
the Challenge for Advanced Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, new back tee was added on The course is ideally suited on Ak-Chin Southern Dunes
Golfers
original course architects No. 1 (a change made with the to appeal to both resort- Golf Club, visit www.
of Schmidt-Curley Design experienced golfer in mind) style play and competitive golfsoutherndunes.com
The
Ak-Chin
Indian
Maricopa, Ariz. (November was brought in to lead the while new forward tees were tournaments.
24, 2014) – Ak-Chin project. In all, 83,000 square added on holes 6, 8, 12, 15
The
Arizona
Golf Community, which owns the
Southern Dunes Golf Club, feet of bunkers were removed and 17. Improvements on No. Association recently re-rated nearby Harrah’s Ak-Chin
named among the “Top 100 from the course’s original 17 also include a nearly full- the rating/slope of the course, Casino and the UltraStar
Courses You Can Play” by total of 480,000 square redesign with an expansion determining that the “tips” Multi-tainment Center at
Golf Magazine, has unveiled feet. Major improvements of the green, reshaping of a received a more difficult Ak-Chin Circle, has brought
exciting new improvements also include significant turf large dune to open sightlines rating/slope, the “black tees” together championship-style
after a major renovation
project that has improved the
playability of the course while
maintaining the challenges
and shot-values enjoyed
by
experienced
golfers.
The enhancements included
a complete bunker renovation,
additional
tee
boxes,
expanded landing areas, and
other design improvements
on several holes. Among
the most celebrated changes
is the new hybrid practice
facility, which serves as a
six-hole short course called
#miniDunes in the afternoon
and a traditional driving
range during peak times of
the day. The driving range
was completely renovated
with the addition of six tees
and six target greens built to
USGA specifications. The
name #miniDunes embraces a
theme to appeal to a younger
audience by being among the A photo of #minidunes shows off the breathtaking improvements Southern Dunes and their staff have
Photo courtesy of Southern Dunes
first golf courses to incorporate implemented.
a hashtag in its name.
“#mini Dunes will serve expansion between many of to the hole, and changes to remained the same and “gold, golf and world-class gaming
as our laboratory to grow the the forward tees to eliminate the bunker complex around blue and white tees” received and entertainment. Gaming
game,” stated Brady Wilson, unnecessary forced carries the green.
a lower course rating/slope. and golf packages are now
general manager, Ak-Chin for those choosing to “tee it
The changes at Ak-Chin “These new ratings confirmed available through Ak-Chin
Southern Dunes Golf Club. forward” or are still learning Southern Dunes make a major what we set out to do at the Southern Dunes, creating
“We are going to use this to consistently hit shots in the statement in the industry by onset of the project – to make a truly exciting and multifacility to introduce new air.
taking action to make the golf the golf course more playable faceted destination, pleasing
golfers, both young and old,
Additional enhancements experience more enjoyable for the average player, while to a wide range of visitors.
The course sits on 320
to the game of golf.”
included re-vegetation of for a broader range of golfers maintaining and increasing
Council hands out turkeys
Story by: J.Ysaguirre, photo by: M.Manus
Maricopa Rams celebrate Thanksgiving
On November 25, 2014,
the Maricopa High School
Life Skills class celebrated
Thanksgiving with all the
fixings. Ham with pineapple
slices, mashed potatoes,
turkey, macaroni and cheese
with stuffing and homemade
biscuits were on the menu.
This year’s Thanksgiving
luncheon was held in the Life
Skills classroom. Ms. Andrea
Maur and Ms. Pam Shuler
helped serve the meals to
the students and also helped
them find their seats at the
tables.
Responsible for creating
the tasty menu were our very
own MHS Ram students.
Each meal was prepared
by Maricopa High School
culinary students who were
also featured earlier this year
on FOX 10 News to show off
their excellent cooking skills.
Following the Thanksgiving
lunch, the students in the life
skills classroom mingled
as they talked about their
favorite movies with their
friends, as well as spent
time with their family and
loved ones who were also
invited to grab a plate and
enjoy the holiday weekend.
acres of land that was once a
part of the Ak-Chin’s original
May 1912 reservation before
it was removed by Presidential
Executive Order in late 1912.
Nearly 100 years later in 2010,
the Community recovered
its sacred land when they
purchased Ak-Chin Southern
Dunes after it was originally
developed as a private club.
The course currently boasts
several coveted accolades that
include Golfweek’s list of the
“Top 100 Resort Courses,”
“Best Courses You Can Play,”
and “Top Casino Courses,” as
well as Golf Magazine’s list
of “Top 100 Courses You Can
Play.”
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes
Golf Club is managed by
Troon. Headquartered in
Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon
is the world’s largest golf
management company also
specializing in homeowner
association
management,
private residence clubs, estate
management and associated
hospitality
venues.
The
company oversees operations
at Troon Golf (dailyfee & resort) and Troon
Privé (private) properties
located in 34 states and 28
countries. Additionally, 44
Troon facilities enjoy a Top
100 ranking by national or
international
publications.
For additional news
and information, visit www.
TroonGolf.com, or connect
with Troon on Facebook,
Twitter, Instagram, Google+,
Blog, Press Room, or
subscribe to Troon Golf &
Travel.
Story and photos by: J.Ysaguirre
After the students finished
their second and third
helpings of turkey and
delicious goodies, homemade
sugar cookies were given out
as well. For the students,
families and teachers, this
definitely was a MHS
Thanksgiving they could be
thankful for.
Gobble gobble! Ak-Chin staff had to go to the Farm
Headquarters and sign in to receive their holiday turkey.
On
November
18,
2014, Chairman Louis J.
Manuel released a memo
to
all
community/farm
employees detailing the
distribution of turkeys to
all full-time/part-time and
temporary
employees.
The turkeys were handed
out on November 24 and 25
in the tribal office parking lot.
Employees looking to receive
their turkey were required
to bring in their employee
ID badge or photo ID.
The turkey distribution
was Ak-Chin Community
Council’s way of showcasing
their appreciation and thanks Deidra “Jake” Carlyle and Jasmine Carlyle-Miguel
enjoy a plate of full of ham, turkey, mac and
to all staff.
Culinary students prep their homemade sugar cookies.
cheese and rolls.
www.GolfSouthernDunes.com
Youth Council celebrates 4-tribes Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving with all the fixings!
Attendees of the 4-tribes Thanksgiving
On November 21, 2014, AkChin’s Youth Council hosted the
2nd annual 4-tribes Thanksgiving
in the Ak-Chin Service Center.
Members from the Young River
Peoples Council from the Salt River
Pima Maricopa Indian Community
and the Akimel O’odham Pee
Posh Youth Council from the Gila
River Indian Community were
all in attendance to enjoy home
cooked meals everyone brought.
The 4-tribes Thanksgiving
menu included; turkey, ham, green
bean casserole, tortillas, rolls,
mac and cheese, mashed potatoes
and gravy, cranberry sauce,
stuffing, chicken enchiladas, and
more pies than you could count.
Ak-Chin Youth Council members
cooked and brought their “Potluck”
style dish, and the visiting Councils
were able to bring a dish, but were
encouraged to just bring their
appetite. The visiting councils
brought a majority of the desserts.
Once the meals and desserts were
handed out and devoured, it was time
for the pumpkin pie eating contest.
Kiana from Young River Peoples
Council Salt River, Alex Pablo
from Gila River Youth Council
and Dannon Peters from Ak-Chin’s
Youth Council were in competition
to become the #1 top draft pick
in the pie eating contest. Alex
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MASIK TAS CELEBRATION
GOLF TOURNAMENT
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12TH, 2014
10am Shotgun Start - 4 player scramble
$600 Team Entry Includes:
Golf, dinner, and exclusive tee package
PRESENTING SPONSOR (3) - $3,000
Two team entries
Logo placement on all event materials
BEER AND BRAT SPONSOR (1) - $2,000
One team entry
Logo placement at clubhouse
#5 Top Courses You Can Play - Arizona
Golf Magazine
#86 Top Courses You Can Play
SUPPORTING SPONSOR (5) - $1,500
Logo recognition on all event materials
HOLE SPONSOR (20) - $300
Signage on event holes, practice green
and driving range
CONTACT:
Devin Lowe 520.426.6830
Sales & Marketing Manager
[email protected]
“Celebrating Tradition and
Diversity Through Entertainment”
Brandon Peters 520.450.2501
Golf Magazine
#13 Top Casino Course in America
Golfweek
#6 Best Courses You Can Play - Arizona
Golfweek
2012-14 PGA Tour Q-School 1st Stage
2006 & 2007 PGA Tour Q-School 2nd Stage
Annual site of US Open Qualifying
[email protected]
Story and photos by: J.Ysaguirre
Proudly owned by the Ak-Chin Indian Community
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club is managed by Troon Golf, the leader in upscale golf course management.
December 5 - 18, 2014
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News from the
Working Industriously Ak-Chin Industrial
Park Board
This has been a busy
year of planning and
laying groundwork for the
Industrial Park Board. In
May, the Board started a
SWOT Analysis, facilitated
by the Board’s marketing
agency, Nice Creative. This
Analysis helped the Board
examine
the
Strengths,
Weaknesses, Opportunities
and Threats that could impact
the development of Santa
Cruz Commerce Center.
The Analysis also explored
current industry trends that
provided focus for targeting
the
Board’s
marketing
efforts. A full report that
included a timeline of
Board accomplishments was
presented to the Council in
July and since then, the Board
has been working through its
list of Next Steps that were
identified during this process.
One of the items that
was identified in the SWOT
was that the Santa Cruz
Commerce Center’s leasing
could be advanced if the
site
became
“certified”
through a program offered
by the Arizona Commerce
Authority
(ACA).
The
ACA, formerly known as
the Arizona Department of
Commerce, started its site
certification program to
enable rural communities
to more readily compete for
quality employers. A certified
FARM BOARD MINUTES
Ak-Chin Farm
Board Minutes
October 29, 2014
Regular meeting held in Finance Conference
Room on October 29, 2014. The meeting was
called to order by the Board Chairman at 10
A.M.
Board Members Present: Leona Kakar,
Gilbert Joaquin, and Robert Roth. Absent:
Earl Justin and Charles Sanchez (excused).
Also Present: Steve Coester, Farm Manager,
Brandon Peters, Comptroller and Olesya
Nelson, Finance Dept.
filed with minutes.
4. The Board reviewed Del Webb’s 2015,
Final water delivery schedule that also
included a payment schedule to the
Community of $65,686.83 per month for
2015.
Old Business
1. A motion from Robert Roth to approve
the sale of some old tractors. Second
by Gilbert Joaquin. By a vote of 3 for,
0 against, and 2 absent, the foregoing
motion was approved. Serial Numbers
and amount of sale will be recorded when
transaction is completed.
A motion from Robert Roth to approve the
meeting agenda. Second by Gilbert Joaquin.
By a vote of 3 for, 0 against, and 2 absent, the
foregoing motion was approved.
New Business
1. A motion from Robert Roth , to pay the
annual membership dues of $200.00
and a donation of $200.00, to Southwest
Indian Agriculture Association’s (SWI
A motion from Robert Roth to approve the
AA) 27th Annual Conference to be held
minutes of September 30, 2014. Second by
at the Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson on
Gilbert Joaquin. By a vote of 3 for, 0 against
January 20-22, 2015. Second by Gilbert
and 2 absent, the foregoing motion was
Joaquin. By a vote of 3 for, 0 against, 2
approved.
absent, the motion was approved.
2. By a motion from Robert Roth to approve
Reports
a $500.00 donation to Valley Humane
1. Farm Financials will be presented at the
Society Inc., of Casa Grande, in memory
November Board meeting.
of Bernie Pittman. Second by Gilbert
2. The Farms Annual 2013, audit report done
Joaquin. By a vote of 3 for, 0 against,
by Henry & Horne LLP. was presented
2 absent, the foregoing motion was
to the Board by Comptroller, Brandon
approved.
Peters. The Board was pleased to receive 3. By a motion from Robert Roth to make
another profitable audit report with hopes
a distribution payment to the Community
that 2014 will also be a good year.
of $1,250,000 as presented by the Finance
3. The Farm Manager’s monthly written
Department, upon completion of the 2013
crop report, was presented by Steve
annual audit. Second by Gilbert Joaquin.
Coester, acknowledged by the Board and
By a vote of 3 for, 0 against, 2 absent, the
foregoing motion was
approved.
4. A motion from Robert
Roth
to
approve
the Silver Sponsor
Ak-Chin Indian Community
donation of $500.00
to the Annual St.
Planning and Zoning
Anthony of Padua
Catholic
School’s
Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a
fundraising
Golf
Hearing regarding the following cases at 6
Tournament. Second
p.m. on Tuesday December 9, 2014 at the
by Gilbert Joaquin.
Library Multi-Purpose Room.
By a vote of 3 for, 0
against, and 2 absent,
CASE ZA-01-14 Zoning Amendment:
the foregoing motion
The rezoning is requested to allow development of an 8 lot subdivision in the
was approved.
Farms area that will help address demand for the new Community housing. The
5.
By a consensus of the
site consists of R-1, Public Use and “un-zoned” land – land never designated with
a zoning district at the time of adoption of the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning map.
Board the meeting
The area would be rezoned to a large degree to R-3, the district most appropriate
adjourned at 11: 40
for .4 acre lots. Three small un-zoned pieces near the two existing residences
would be re-zoned to Residential-1 (R-1) to match the zoning on those adjacent
A.M.
Hearing Notice
lots. The total area to be rezoned is 8.3 acres.
CASE PS-07-14 Pecan Subdivision:
Housing Director and Applicant, Marlene Garcia, is requesting Preliminary Site
Plan approval to develop 7.46 acres into an 8-lot housing subdivision. The
proposed site is in the farms area south of Peters and Nall Road, east of the
pecan grove, and west of the Administration building. New three (3)-bedroom
homes will be constructed as part of the subdivision development, which will
help address demand for Community housing.
Next Meeting Date:
November 25, 2014
Approved Date:
November 25, 2014
Attest: Gilbert Joaquin,
Board Secretary
Ak-Chin is the first Native American tribe in Arizona to earn a Gold Site
Certification for its industrial park, Santa Cruz Commerce Center.
site designation helps national
site selection consultants,
corporate
real
estate
professionals, and companies
seeking to relocate or expand
quickly identify locations
that can speed their projects
to market. After completing
the submittal to the ACA,
Santa
Cruz
Commerce
Center achieved an Arizona
Gold
Certification,
the
state’s highest criteria for
completing all the proper predevelopment work, satisfying
all permitting requirements,
having utilities and other
services available at the site,
and being best poised to
host new employment-users
immediately.
Since opening its facility
in Santa Cruz Commerce
Center in 2003, the Ak-Chin
location of Hickman’s Family
Farms has been steadily
growing its operations. Aided
by the sales tax
breaks on its buildings and
equipment that are among
the benefits of locating on
the Ak-Chin Reservation,
Hickman’s facilities have
grown from a processing
plant and four henhouses to
adding a fifth poultry house
in 2005. With a commitment
to another 10-year lease
renewal,
Hickman’s
expanded again this year,
adding another 90,000 SF for
two more poultry houses on
its 36+ acre site.
While some tenants have
come and gone in the multitenant Mesquite Building and
the executive suites of Adobe
Office Suites, both buildings
have recently welcomed
new tenants. Tillers LLC, a
tool and equipment rental
firm moved into Suite B
of the Mesquite Building
and as of November 1, the
distribution arm of Expected
End Ministries occupied the
majority of the suites in the
Adobe Office Suites. With
the tenancy of Expected End,
Adobe Office Suites is fully
occupied. Two lease spaces
are still available in the
Mesquite Building, but the
space continues to generate a
number of leads.
This year, Santa Cruz
Commerce
Center
has
also been in contention for
some bigger projects, the
new interest arising from
activity with the Greater
Phoenix Economic Council,
Arizona Association for
Economic
Development,
and Inter Tribal Council of
Arizona Tribal Economic
Development Work Group.
Board consultant, Robin
Reynolds, has attended
these meetings on the
Board’s behalf and brought
back
valuable
research
information, leads on grants,
and business connections. In
addition, Board consultant,
Phil Entz continues to meet
with new contacts and work
through lease arrangements
and tenant improvements.
Finally,
the
Board
recently posted a RFP for a
property management firm
to assume day-to-day tenant
relations and manage site
maintenance activities at the
Commerce Center. The RFP
appeared in the November
21st issue of the Runner. If
any Community members or
enterprise employees have
any referrals, please feel free
to call 520-568-3246.
As 2014 comes to an
end, the Board is looking
forward to new opportunities
and greater success in the
New Year. We wish you all a
joyous holiday season, filled
with the laughter and warmth
of family and friends. May
we all be blessed with health
and happiness in the New
Year!
Gathering continued from page 3
“We played Cuco’s.
We played
Coolidge, White River, Picacho and even
Salt River.”
Sally said that when Lawrence and his
band started playing country and rock, she
and a couple of her friends would try and
sing back up for them.
“When they would play countrywestern, we did doo wop,” she said. “They
kicked us out. Most of the time we just
listened.”
The stories the told were a perfect
illustration of two people coming together
to eventually start a family set against a
musical backdrop of playing in church,
wakes and sometimes bars.
But how did they really meet?
Sally said they met at school but didn’t
get together until after they graduated.
According to Lawrence, it was at a wake
which took place at Hidden Valley. He
drove his mom to the wake and along the
way they stopped at a locale known as
Sam’s Place. Lawrence said he asked a
guy standing out front if he knew where
Sally lived. The guy did know and took
Lawrence to her place.
When asked for advice they might give
aspiring musicians or artists, Sally said,
“Go for what you want to do. Keep trying.
No matter how you sound, you’re singing.”
An audience member asked if they had
ever done a recording. Lawrence said, “We
did one some time ago. It was a cassette.
That’s how long ago it was. I think the
language department has a copy.”
Councilman Terry Enos told the
Antones that they have had an impact on
the Community.
“What you’re telling us about your
experiences, people will recognize,” he
said. “In reverence your songs, people
listen to you.”
The Antones played a medley of tunes
from their repertoire. As they segued into
a version of “This Little Light of Mine”,
in which they sang “This Little Love of
Mine”, everyone in attendance enjoyed a
meal of chile beans and corn bread.
The night ended with a raffle.
ATTENTION COMMUNITY MEMBERS:
If you would like to be included on the email list for the concert
ticket raffles for shows at Ak-Chin Pavilion or any other ticket raffles, please stop by the Community Events office to fill out a form.
x
Ak-Chin Indian Community Members only
x
Must bring Tribal I.D. for verification
x
Must be 18 years or older to enter or win raffles
Please call 520-568-1068 with any questions. Thank you,
Brittany Allcott and Henry Garcia (Community Events Team)
December 5 - 18, 2014
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Aaron Lewis continued from Page 1
in early 2001 with the song “It’s
Been Awhile” which was the lead
single off their album, Break The
Cycle. The song charted at No.
5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and
spent 20 weeks on Billboard’s Hot
Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart.
So, it’s not unusual for Lewis’
fans to identify his musical career
with his former group Staind and the
song “It’s Been Awhile”.
That said, it would be illadvised for any Staind fans to come
to Lewis’ show hoping to hear these
old songs.
It’s not that he’s bitter about his
time with Staind, but as an artist
who has taken it upon himself to
forge a new direction within his
career, Lewis has put time, effort
and thought into the new music he’s
creating.
“I try to put in a bunch of songs
that I hope everybody will enjoy. I
did put thought into the set I put
together,” he said. “There are songs
that I have to play. I won’t disappoint
you too much.”
There is a certain familiarity
that runs through Lewis’ music that
is carried in the cadence of his voice
and the sometimes sullen tone of
his songs. The finger picking of the
acoustic chords that lead into the first
verse of “Country Boy” could easily
be mistaken for an unreleased Staind
track if you’re not paying attention.
It’s unmistakably Aaron Lewis.
This time around, it’s completely
Aaron Lewis. “Whether I’ve brought
the song to the table as a solo artist
or wrote together as a unit, there
was always a compromise in some
way,” he said. “Solo, there is no
compromise. No one has their two
cents on it. That’s important to me.”
The once little kid who rode
alongside his granddad in a pickup
truck playing country tunes has
now taken those musical influences
and molded them into a formidable
sound that explores the roots of the
genre. His sound is also complete
with commentary on how the music
of the ‘old guard’ has changed.
One of the newer songs that
he’ll play, which hasn’t been
recorded to an album yet, is “That
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Ain’t Country”. Lewis said the song
is about how hard it is to find a good
country song on the radio anymore.
In it, he sings:
“So I’ll be listening to the old
songs that my granddad used to play.
Before the pain and heartaches and
desperation and the ones that got
away.”
His pride as a tried and true
country fan, born and raised north
of the Mason-Dixon Line, led Lewis
to pen “Northern Redneck”, another
new one. “Northern Redneck” is a
response to country songs that typify
Southern folk and lifestyles as the
standard by which country music
abides.
“It’s a country song written
about us northern rednecks,” he said.
True to his roots, this northern
redneck is no vegan and when not
touring, Lewis can be found in
the northern backwoods hunting
whitetail deer and greenhead ducks.
“A healthy dose of meat is a
good part of a healthy diet,” he said.
“We have these sharp teeth in our
mouths for cutting and shearing.”
Lewis is opinionated, that is a
given. The direction along which
he chooses to move his music is
deliberate, but it makes sense.
Tuesday
day
Wednesday
App Time!
3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Lego Learn Time!
Preschool Storytime
.m. at 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mature Crafts
at 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
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3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Lego Learn Time!
Preschool Storytime
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Mature Crafts
at 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
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3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Lego Learn Time!
Preschool Storytime
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Mature Craftss
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for everyone to enjoy. With the
amount of laughter, fun and
enjoyment that was in the library,
one could easily determine that this
was another great event.
On December 22 from 6pm to
8:30pm, the Ak-Chin Library will
host their Polar Express Pajama
Party. Equipped with stories,
games, hot cocoa, cookies, movies
and tons of fun, the library is
opening up their doors and inviting
all Ak-Chin members, residents,
employees and especially all of
their families to come and have
some fun. Santa himself will
also be in attendance. For more
information and to RSVP to attend,
call 520-568-1675.
Photo courtesy of Aaron Lewis Marketing
Preschool Storytime
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Library Board Jam continued from Page 1
would help those sitting next to each
other play one another’s game. “So
remember, make it super fun, make
it awesome, but don’t make it super
hard because your neighbor next to
you will play your game as well”.
Pizza was served hot and fresh
to everyone who attended. The
children
automatically
were
distracted from their games because
they wanted to be first to grab a
slice of pizza from one of the 11
boxes the library staff purchased.
Of course, the event was a
success as the library was packed
to full capacity. The idea was to
encourage family togetherness
during the holidays, promote the
library, eat lots of pizza, and have
tons of fun and to have everyone
create their very own board game
2
Library Closed 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6
3
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It’s country with folk sensibilities
and leanings toward big rock
sounds. Inherently it’s grounded in
simplicity and a working class ethic.
The melodies he strums from his
acoustic guitar translate across the
board hitting a broader wavelength
than strictly country and western.
“Life is funny how it goes in
circles, comes full circle. I came
back to sounds that started my love
affair with music,” he said. “It’s
just there. It’s stuck in my musical
landscape, my musical make up.”
Speaking of landscape, more
specifically desert landscape, as
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino celebrates
its 20 year anniversary, they will
host a performance by Aaron
Lewis. Lewis will play The Lounge
at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino on
Saturday, December 27, 2014, at 8
p.m.
“It’s beautiful area,” Lewis said
of the Ak-Chin Indian Community.
“That whole area is gorgeous. I’ve
always had appreciation for desertlike settings.”
Mark your calendar for this
momentous occasion and come see
where Aaron Lewis’ music can take
you.
Thursday
4
Friday
5
TGIF
me
Preschool Storytime
Craft!
11:00 a.m
a.m. - 12:00 p.m. “Puffy Paint Ornaments”
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
11
Preschool Storytime
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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19
20
0
Masik Tas.
Library Closes
at 5:00 pp.m.
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High School:
Erin Yarberry
Madeleine Van Sickle
Calvin Van Sickle
Yasmin Santa Cruz
Victor Ortega
Isaac Miranda
Alexis Alvarez
Kerianna Justin
Middle School:
Candice Antone
Mariah Carlyle
Davin Garcia
Doria Garcia
Derek Manuel
Brandon Smith
Movie Club*
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Library Closed
Librar
osedd Library Closed
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For the month of November
Saturday
13
Preschool Storytime
11
m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
PERFECT ATTENDANCE
6
12
TGIF
Movie!
“Candy Snowmen”
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Library Assistant Jeff Stoffer kicks off the event by having all
the attendees play “Jeff and Yadi’s Super Fun Game” as an
example of how to create a board game.
Great job everyone! Keep up the
great work, the semester is almost over!
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Li
osed Library
Li
Library Closed
Closed
Renee Carter, Truant Officer
Ak-Chin Education Department
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Library Closedd
*Needs to be signed up to be in program. Call 520-568-1675 for more information
For Grades K-12th
MeeƟng is open to Ak-Chin Indian Community members/residents parents & guardians.
DINNER!
DOOR PRIZES!
AGENDA:
1. New Arizona Public Assessment Test AzMerit to replace
AIMS Reading, Writing and Mathematics beginning Spring
2015– MUSD school officials
2. Ak-Chin Senior Hawaii Trip
3. Student Academic Progress Report
4. Community Education Goals
***Parents/Guardians if you need transportaƟon or have quesƟons, please call
Ak-Chin EducaƟon Department at (520) 568-1283
December 5 - 18, 2014
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7
“Wilbur and Wilma stick a fork in Sparky” continued from the front page
Tensions ran up to a fever
pitch in the late 1950s.
In 1958, ASU’s fate of
becoming a University was
put up for a statewide vote.
That same year, Arizona State
defeated Arizona 47–0. Prior
to the game, U of A alumni
and students protested and
highly opposed the idea of
ASU becoming a University.
The blowout win is still
considered a high point for
Arizona State, which became
a university later that year.
Overall, U of A leads the
series 48-39-1 (the only tie
occurring in the 1987 game
at ASU stadium). 2014’s
territorial cup proved to be
one to remember.
For U of A, their freshman
quarterback Anu Solomon
cooled off ASU’s fiery
defense
and
hung
2
touchdowns and threw for
over 200 yards. Freshman
Nick Wilson
bulldozed
himself all over the field,
running for over 178 yards
and getting the Wildcats 3
touchdowns, including a 72yard touchdown in the 3rd
quarter.
Taylor Kelly started the game
at quarterback for ASU, but
Mike Bercovici replaced him
later as the game progressed.
Bercovici
attempted
to
rally the Sun Devil troops
downfield, but came up short,
throwing a costly interception
and then failing to convert a
4th down conversion attempt,
which would’ve kept the Sun
Devils territorial cup hopes
alive.
Arizona State wide receiver
extraordinaire Jalen Strong
grabbed a 3-yard touchdown
and ended with 4 catches
for 80 yards including a 50yard beauty. Currently a
junior at ASU, there have
been quiet discussions about
Strong potentially declaring
for the NFL next season.
If he does turn pro,
Strong’s performance in
his final territorial cup
was a bittersweet one as
he performed well, but
ultimately came up short by
not getting the W against the
Wildcats.
Unfortunately for ASU, their
season will be benchmarked
by this heartbreaking loss
against U of A. Coming up 7
points short of competing in
the PAC-12 title, this season
for the Sun Devils proved to
be another manic one as there
were an equal amount of both
highs and lows throughout
the season.
Fortunately for U of A, they
will continue on to battle
Oregon for the PAC-12
championship title. Oregon’s
high powered offense and
their exquisite Nike uniforms
will no doubt keep Scooby
Wright and the Wildcats busy.
Ak-Chin Youth Council
participates in Orme Dam
Victory Day Parade
However, for as high-flying
as Oregon’s offense and
defense can be, their 11-1
record shows a crack in the
foundation as their only loss
during the season came from
the mighty U of A Wildcats.
December 5th will finally
settle the score and decide
the PAC-12 conference
champions.
House Divided:
Education
Department
From L to R:
Yolanda Miranda,
VIvian Saunders,
Holly Antone, Sabrina
Peters and Renee
Carter.
Vivian Saunders
(second from left)
truly embodies house
divided as she wears
a U of A sweater with
an ASU hat.
On November 15, 2014, Ak-Chin Youth Council was invited
by the UNITY office to participate in this year’s Orme Dam
Victory Days Parade in the Fort McDowell Yavapai Indian
Community.
The Grand Marshall for the parade was Colleen Soos-Pattea.
Dennis Antone, Kathleen Miguel, Holly and Brenna Antone
from the Ak-Chin Youth Council shared traditional songs, and
passed out candy and fliers for the upcoming Ak-Chin Masik
Tas celebration.
House Divided: Parks and
Rec vs. Youth Council.
Submitted by: Antonio L. Davis, Ak-Chin Youth Council
Coordinator
From L to R:
Antonio Davis, Marla
Antone, Brenda Segay,
Mason Abbott and
Thomas Carlyle.
Ak-Chin Songivu’l travels
to Tohono O’odham Nation
WIth Thomas Carlyle’s
actual pitch fork (given
to him by Parks and Rec
Employee Jeff Manuel),
their intense department
rivalry made its way out
onto the gym floor.
Left: More ASU pride outside of the Capital Projects building using Councilwoman Carlyle’s ASU sign. Right:
Rivalry week isn’t just for Arizona. Lynette Houston-Volden shows off her Anti-Michigan University colors by
supporting THE Ohio State Buckeyes.
St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Mission
16657 N. Church St. Maricopa, AZ 85139
Ak-Chin Indian Community
December 2014 Schedule
Sunday Mass at 12:00 pm
December 7th w/Fr. Tom Hever
December 14th w/Fr. Richard Felt
December 21st w/ Fr. Ed Meulemans
December 28th w/ Fr. Dennis O’Donovan
Holy Days
December 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 7p
December 25 - Christmas Mass, 11:30a
January 1, 2015 - Solemnity of the Mother of God, 12p
ANNOUNCEMENTS
December 6, 10 am
Procession: Honor Your Mother Event
12 Noon Mass DPC Courtyard
December 13, 10 am
Feast Day Celebration
Fr. Gregory Rice, MHM
San Lucy, Gila Bend
The Ak-Chin Ba’ban Vopodam “Coyote Runners” drove
up to the Tohono O’odham Nation to participate in the
2014 Tohono O’odham Nation Tradition Games League.
NEW LIFE
Ak-Chin Church
Where the full gospel is preached
Schedule of Services
Sunday School for adults and children
10:00 a.m.
Morning and evening church service is at
11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
in the Ak-Chin Service Center Complex
Do you need a ride
to church?
Call our bus driver
602-476-9591
If you need prayer,
please contact one of the pastors
Johnny Stephens
520-705-3052
Carlos Marin
520-560-2679
December 5 - 18, 2014
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Maricopa High School
Winter Sports Schedule
2014-2015
Boys JV Soccer Winter 2014-2015
12/04/2014 Thu.
4:00 PM (A) Higley H S
12/10/2014 Wed.
4:00 PM (A) Ironwood Ridge H S
12/15/2014 Mon.
4:00 PM (H) Combs H S
12/16/2014 Tue.
4:00 PM (A) Poston Butte H S
Boys Varsity Soccer Winter 2014-2015
12/04/2014 Thu.
6:00 PM (A) Higley H S
12/10/2014 Wed.
6:00 PM (A) Ironwood Ridge H S
12/11/2014 Thu.
Horizon Honors H S
4:00 PM (A)
Pecos Park
12/15/2014 Mon.
6:00 PM (H) Combs H S
12/16/2014 Tue.
6:00 PM (A) Poston Butte H S
12/26/2014 Fri.
TBA (A) Dobson Classic
12/27/2014 Sat.
Dobson Classic Dobson Classic
TBA (A)
12/29/2014 Mon.
TBA (A) Dobson Classic
12/30/2014 Tue.
TBA (A) Dobson Classic
12/31/2014 Wed.
TBA (A) Dobson Classic
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MHS Lady Rams dominate Coronado
Story and photos by: J.Ysaguirre
Traditionally, the fanfare for
high school freshman athletics
has unfortunately been little to
nonexistent. Freshman athletics in
high school are mainly to introduce
the basic fundamentals of the game,
regardless of the sport. Coaches
create an environment which
focuses on learning-on-the-court, as
opposed to earning wins throughout
the season.
Players on the freshman teams do
compete, but with the adjustment
of adding high school sports into
them beginning their high school
academic careers, freshman sports
struggle to garner up the W’s.
On December 1st, somebody forgot
to give the Maricopa High School
Rams the memo that freshman
sports teams aren’t a force to be
reckoned with.
Tyra Williams hoops it up as she scores an easy layup over the Coronado defender.
McClintock in early January for their first
away game.
It was the home and season opener for
the Rams and with Coach Craig Shorey
at the helm, the Lady Rams of Maricopa
demolished the Coronado Dons from
Scottsdale. The Rams outrebounded,
outhustled, outscored and outplayed
the poor Coronado freshman team. The
staggeringly fierce Ram defense equipped
with tenacious rebounding from all
Following the freshman domination game,
the JV Lady Rams looked to continue the
hot streak and keep the momentum going.
Coach Mitchell quietly paced the sideline
as he watched 4 quarters of Ram defense
and hustle, resulting in an incredible final
score of 67-9. Rebound after rebound,
layup after layup, the JV Lady Rams
dribbled circles
around
the
Coronado Dons
who never took
the lead in any
of the 4 quarters
of play.
Girls JV Soccer Winter 2014-2015
12/04/2014 Thu.
4:00 PM (H) Higley H S
12/09/2014 Tue.
4:00 PM (A) Combs H S
12/12/2014 Fri.
4:00 PM (A) Gila Ridge H S
12/16/2014 Tue.
4:00 PM (H) Poston Butte H S
12/18/2014 Thu.
4:00 PM (H) Ironwood Ridge
Girls Varsity Soccer Winter 2014-2015
12/04/2014 Thu.
6:00 PM (H) Higley H S
12/09/2014 Tue.
6:00 PM (A) Combs H S
12/12/2014 Fri.
6:00 PM (A) Gila Ridge H S
12/16/2014 Tue.
6:00 PM (H) Poston Butte H S
12/18/2014 Thu.
6:00 PM (H) Ironwood Ridge
JV Wrestling Winter 2014-2015
12/10/2014 Wed.
3:30 PM (A) Catalina Foothills,
With 2 games
down
and
1 to go, the
Varsity Rams
knew
what
their objective
was in order
to
complete
the Coronado
sweep.
The
Coronado
Ashliegh Haley awaits for the referee to blow the whistle so
V a r s i t y
she can continue her playmaker abilities.
Dons
were
players on the court proved to overwhelm much taller than their freshman and JV
the Lady Dons and their coach.
counterparts, they also seemed to practice
quicker as they performed layup drills,
The Freshman Lady Rams will look to which put emphasis on put backs and ball
continue their win streak at home against control. However, this did not make the
rival Seton Catholic on December 11 Varsity Lady Rams flinch in any way.
and Williams Field on December 16.
Following their 3-game home stretch, The varsity basketball squad marched
they will then head to Tempe to face into battle against a much tougher and
more competitive Coronado Don team.
However, appearances hold little to no
value if they are unable to execute. Such
was the story for the Coronado Varsity
Dons as they too were outrebounded,
outhustled, outplayed and were essentially
outperformed in every aspect by the Rams
team, losing to
56-11.
The JV and Varsity Rams will share the
same bus up to Coolidge on December 9
for their first away game of the season.
They both return home to face up against
Seton Catholic. During New Year’s Eve
week, the Varsity Rams will participate in
the Valley Christian Tournament.
This 2014-2015 season started with not
a bang, but with an explosion of nearflawless execution of team basketball.
These are not your typical freshman
Lady Rams. If their first game against
Coronado was any indication, these Rams
compete and give it their all every single
game. For JV, with the previous year of
experience from playing freshman ball
already achieved, their next objective is
now to get as many W’s throughout the
season with the hopes of moving full-time
to the Varsity ranks.
Ultimately, for the Varsity Lady Rams,
any outcome that does not result in
a championship banner at the end
of the season will be considered a
disappointment. Fortunately, with their
team-oriented play, tenacity for steals
and how easily they got buckets, there’s
no doubt that a championship is on the
horizon.
Cienega @ Catalina Foothills
12/15/2014 Mon.
5:00 PM (H) Casa Grande
Varsity Wrestling Winter 2014-2015
12/10/2014 Wed.
3:30 PM (A) Catalina Foothills H S ,
Cienega @ Catalina Foothills
12:00 PM (A)
12/12/2014 Fri.
Puma Duals @ Perry High School
8:00 AM (A)
12/13/2014 Sat.
Puma Duals @ Perry High School
5:00 PM (H)
12/15/2014 Mon.
Casa Grande Union H S (Senior Night)
MHS Varsity Boys basketball win championship in Horizon
Story by: J.Ysaguirre, photos submitted by: Yolanda Miranda
Honors Tournament
Though
their
official
season hasn’t officially
began,
the
Maricopa
Rams boys’ basketball
team traveled to Horizon
Honors high school to
participate in the Horizon
Honors tournament held
during Thanksgiving week.
MHS won 6 straight games,
winning the championship
game against Horizon
Honors 57-25.
The boys will play their
home opener against Vista
Grande High School on
December 10, they stay at
home once more for their
game against Casa Grande Ram Pride! Concluding their undefeated championship run, the
Union High School on MHS Rams Varsity squad flash their trophy which will no doubt
find a home back in their trophy display case.
December 12.
9-12 Years Old Co-Ed
Basketball League
(As of January 1st, 2015)
Registration Begins Dec 1st
@ 5 p.m. @ Ak-Chin Gym
Practice will start on Dec 3rd
@ 4:30 p.m. @ Ak-Chin Gym
SUN
1
7
TUE
2
WED
3
Men’s Basketball League
Game @ 6:50 p.m.
at Salt River
Golf @ 4:00 p.m.
9-12 Co-Ed Basketball
Registration Begins
9-12 Co-Ed Basketball
Practice @ 5:30 p.m.
8
9
10
Men’s Basketball League
Game @ 6:50 p.m.
at Salt River
14
Masik Tas All-Indian
Men’s & Women’s
Basketball Tournament
15
9-12 Co-Ed Basketball
Practice @ 5:30 p.m.
Community Christmas
Celebration @ 6:00 p.m.
Men’s Basketball League
Game @ 7:40 p.m.
at Salt River
16
THU
17
FRI
4
5
Men’s Basketball League
Game @ 6:50 p.m.
at Salt River
DEADLINE:
Sign up for Masik Tas
All-Indian Men’s &
Women’s Basketball
Tournament
11
Golf @ 4:00 p.m.
9-12 Co-Ed Basketball
Practice @ 4:30 p.m.
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER COACHES!
Contact the Recreation Center
@ 520-568-1740
or Thomas Carlyle
@ 520-568-1744
MON
Tommy Jensen is all smiles
showing off his trophy
hardware.
Men’s Basketball League
Game @ 6:00 p.m.
at Salt River
18
SAT
6
12
Golf
@ 9:30 a.m.
13
Masik Tas All-Indian
Men’s & Women’s
Basketball Tournament
19
Masik Tas All-Indian
Men’s & Women’s
Basketball Tournament
Golf
@ 9:30 a.m.
20
Golf @ 4:00 p.m.
9-12 Co-Ed Basketball
Practice @ 5:30 p.m.
Men’s Basketball League
Game @ 6:00 p.m.
at Salt River
CLOSED
Golf
@ 9:30 a.m.
December 5 - 18, 2014
9
Holly Antone
Museum Technician
Abiel Parsons
Keith Franklin
Housing
Information Systems
Maintenance Groundskeeper
Him-Dak
9
IS Director
Ak-Chin
Parks & Recreation
Who: Boys & Girls
Ages: 6-14 years old
When: Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
(starting December 3rd)
& Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.
(starting December 6th)
MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS
Where: Southern Dunes Golf Course in Maricopa
Current openings
in the Community:
* Cashier/Stocker
(part-time, up to 29 hours per week)
* Teacher’s Aide – Preschool
* Education Supervisor
* Central Plant Facilities Manager
* Safety Director
* Police Officer
* Communications Officer
Open to Community & Employee’s Children Only
Permission slip and waivers can be picked up from the Recreation Center
Transportation will be provided.
Please notify us if your child/ren need to be picked up.
Must be at the gym by 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays
and 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays.
For more information, Contact the Recreation Center at 520-568-1740
Check with Human
Resources for the
latest job announcements.
GILA RIVER HEALTH CARE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER
Ak-Chin/Maricopa
12 STEP RECOVERY MEETINGS
Please pick up applications
at the Human
Resources Office
or e-mail your resume to
[email protected]
MONDAY:
Alcoholics Anonymous
Noon
Complete your application
in full and be sure to sign your
name. Submit applications
before the closing date as
late applications will not be
accepted.
If you are claiming Indian
Preference, proof of tribal
enrollment MUST be submitted
at the time of application.
Ak-Chin Indian Community
Environmental Protection Department
(Water Operations)
Mt View Cmmty Church
50881 W. Papago Rd
Transportation provided
Narcotics Anonymous
7:00PM
Maricopa Community
Church 44977 W
Hathaway Ave
TUESDAY:
Alcoholics Anonymous
6:30PM
Mt View Cmmty Church
50881 W. Papago Rd
Transportation Provided
Celebrate Recovery
7:00PM
OUTDOOR WASTEWATER/SEWER
EMERGENCIES CALL
520-858-6999
Maricopa Community
Church 44977 W
Hathaway Ave
Dinner Provided
WEDNESDAY:
OUTDOOR WATER
EMERGENCIES CALL
Alcoholics Anonymous
7:00PM
520-858-6061
Ak Chin Housing
48277 W Farrell Rd.
Transportation provided
Alcoholics Anonymous
7:00PM
Mt View Cmmty Church
50881 W. Papago Rd
Women’s Group
THURSDAY:
Narcotics Anonymous
7:00PM
Ak Chin Social
Services
48227 W Farrell Rd
Transportation provided
Spanish Speaking AA
7:00PM
Mt View Cmmty Church
50881 W. Papago Rd
Alcoholics Anonymous
7:00PM
Community of Hope
Church 18700 N Porter
Rd
FRIDAY:
Alcoholics Anonymous
12:00PM
Mt View Cmmty
Church
50881 W. Papago Rd
Transportation provided
Alcoholics Anonymous
7:00PM
Mt View Cmmty Church
50881 W. Papago Rd
Al-Anon
7:00PM
Our Lady of Grace
45295 W Honeycutt Ave
SATURDAY:
Alcoholics Anonymous
7:00AM
Mt View Cmmty Church
50881 W. Papago Rd
Narcotics Anonymous
7:00PM
Our Lady of Grace
45295 W Honeycutt Ave
SUNDAY:
Narcotics Anonymous
7:00PM
Our Lady of Grace
45295 W Honeycutt Ave
AA Information:
520-426-9318
NA
Information:
520-426-0121
Transportation:
520-836-1093
Now Hiring at Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center
•
•
•
Luxe Server
Experienced Line Cook
Bartender
•
•
Theater Cast Members
Bowling Team Members
Interested candidates may apply at UltrastarAkChin.com or pick up an application at Ultrastar’s box office.
Purpose: The Board of Directors is responsible
for the overall operation and management of
Gila River Health Care (“GRHC”). The Board is
responsible for setting policy, supervision of the
Chief Executive Officer, and fundamental corporate
changes and oversight. The Board shall conduct
itself in a manner to ensure high quality health care
to the Gila River and Ak-Chin Indian Communities
and other Native American populations served by
GRHC.
Duties and Responsibilities: Each member of
the Board of Directors owes to GRHC duties of
care and loyalty. Each member has a duty to act
on all GRHC matters in good faith and with the
reasonable belief that his or her actions are in
GRHC’s best interest. Each member shall act with
the degree of care that would be exercised by a
reasonably prudent and competent person. Each
member must act fairly with respect to any and
all business of GRHC and must disclose to the
Board any facts or other information relevant to
the member’s personal interest in any matter before
the Board. Each member shall comply with Board
policy and the Gila River Indian Community Code
of Conduct.
Board members shall have the following duties and
responsibilities but are not limited to the following:
Attendance and Participation
1) To comply with the GRHC Board of Directors
Attendance Policy;
2) To serve on standing and ad hoc committees
as such committees are established and
appointments are made to such committees;
3) To attend and participate in such Committee,
Council, GRHC and other meetings as the
Board may direct;
4) To attend and fulfill membership responsibilities
and appointments to such Tribal, State, and
National committees as the Board may direct;
5) Sit on other Board sub-committees as assigned.
6) Other duties as assigned and directed by the
Board.
Functional Responsibilities
7) To effectively develop and establish goals,
objectives, and set policy for GRHC;
8) To articulate and demonstrate GRHC’s mission
and goals to the staff and Community;
9) To act as a partner with the Executive staff
and Administration in the development and
implementation of GRHC’s strategic plans;
Quality Management
10) To review and adopt performance improvement,
patient care and environment of care plans;
11) To review and monitor professional staff
performance outcomes on an annual basis;
12) To promote the development of a health care
system that meets the needs and desires of the
Community;
Adopted 7-14-2000 (Revised 09-10-2009;
04-24-2012)
13) To assure that adequate patient profile and
outcome data are utilized in developing the
health care system;
Financial Accountability
14) To review financial statements (quarterly);
15) To demonstrate an understanding of the annual
audit;
16) To review the annual budget and provide
appropriate comments;
17) To review and approve a long range capital
expenditure plan;
Governing Body Bylaws and Rules
18) To review and possess a working knowledge of
the GRHC bylaws and articles;
19) To utilize the GRHC bylaws, articles, policies
and procedures, and applicable Community
codes as a source of guidance in decision
making;
Chief Executive Officer Performance
20) To effectively provide guidance to the Chief
Executive Officer;
21) To objectively participate in an annual review
of the Chief Executive Officer;
Staff Relations
22) To articulate and demonstrate support for staff
in relation to their duties and practice
23) To communicate and demonstrate their role in
the organization;
24) To approve all personnel policies;
25) To limit Board actions with regard to
personnel or grievance matters except as
needed to ensure compliance with federal
and Community laws, grants or contracts,
to maintain accreditation or licensing, or
similar actions designated from time to time
by the Board that involve issues that could
impact GRHC duties or responsibilities to
government agencies or patient care.
Community Relations
26) To represent the GRHC in a positive image to
the Community;
27) To communicate suggestions from the
Community to the governing board, and
28) To develop initiatives for Community
involvement in the organization.
Qualification: Unless expanded by action of the
Gila River Indian Community Council, the Board of
Directors shall consist of five (5) members, at least
four (4) of whom shall be enrolled members of the
Gila River Indian Community, and one (1) member
of the Ak-Chin Indian Community. Members may
hold a degree in a Health Profession, Business
Administration or Health Care Administration.
Members shall demonstrate an interest to the health
of Community members. All Board members are
subject to background checks and compliance with
the Gila River Indian Community Code of Conduct.
All Board members must be computer literate
and have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook) to
promote effective governance and quality of care.
Adopted 7-14-2000 (Revised 09-10-2009; 04-24-2012)
Ak-Chin Health and Human Services
Ak-Chin Health and Human Services continues with its journey… The
group is ann opportunity to gather together and learn about
Some of the topics covered are:
x Overcoming Fear & Developing Trust
x Codependency
x Healthy Communication
x Learning to “Fight Fair” and more…
By partnering with the community we hope to work together to help
build strong foundations for healthy & happy relationships. This group
is open to community members, residents, and employees.
Time: Mondays @ 4:00-5:00pm
Place: Ak-Chin Social Services Building
Please Come Join Us!
For more information please call: 520-568-1093
HealthyParenting
Parenting
Education
Healthy
Education
andand
SupportGroup
Group
Support
The topics covered are:
·
Parenting Styles
·
Genogram: The Family Map
·
Child Development
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Attachment and Connection
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Foundations of Healthy Parenting
·
Family Values, Rules, and Consequences
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Behavior Management
·
Family Violence and the Effect on Children
The goal of this group is to help establish a support system for Community Families
and offer additional tools and techniques for parenting.* Community members,
Residents, and Employees are welcome to participate!** For more information
contact: Lynne Houston-Volden (Child and Family Therapist) at Health and Human
Services. 520-568-1086.
When: Fridays from 11:00am-12:30pm (Next series begins on December 5, 2014)
Where: Health and Human Services (48227 W. Farrell Road x Maricopa x AZ x Main
Phone (520) 568-1093)
*A Certificate of Completion is issued when a participant actively participates in and completes the entire series of
topics.
**Individuals not employed by the community, not residents or community members may be given special
permission, contact Lynne Houston-Volden for details.
December 5 - 18, 2014
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December 11-14, 2014
Entry Fee: $180
(No Personal Checks)
Deadline: December 5, 2014
by 5:00 p.m.
“AWARDS”
1st - 3rd Place Trophy
& Team Awards
All-Tourneys
M.V.P.
For more information contact:
Ak-Chin Recreation Department
at 520-568-1740
or Brenda Segay
at 520-568-1753
Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And
they are made just like anything else, through
hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to
pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
—Vince Lombardi
SHOW TIMES
Starting Friday,
December 5, 2014
Exodus: Gods and
Kings (PG-13) Special
Thu: 8:00 PM
Engagement; No Passes
Allowed
Top Five (R)
Thu: 8:00 PM
The Vatican Museums Wed: 7:00 PM
3D (NR) Special
Engagement; 3D Upcharge
Applies; No Passes Allowed
Wed: 12:00 PM
The Vatican
Museums (NR) Special Thu: 6:00 PM
Engagement; No Passes
Allowed
The Hunger Games: Fri & Sat: 10:10 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:10,
Mockingjay - Part 2:15, 4:10, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00,
1 (PG-13) Special
9:15, 10:00, 10:50
Engagement; No Passes Sun - Thu: 10:10 AM, 11:15 AM,
Allowed
1:10, 2:15, 4:10, 5:00, 6:00,
7:00, 8:00
The Hunger Games: Fri & Sat: 10:10 AM, 1:10, 4:10,
Mockingjay - Part 7:00, 10:00
1 (PG-13) Special Engage- Sun - Thu: 10:10AM, 1:10, 4:10,
ment; No Passes Allowed; 7:00
D-BOX Seats Available
Dumb and Dumber
To (PG-13)
Horrible Bosses 2 (R) Fri & Sat: 10:30 AM, 12:15, 1:30,
3:15, 4:15,6:30, 7:30, 9:30, 10:15
Sun - Tue: 10:30 AM, 12:15, 1:30, Big Hero 6 (PG)
3:15,4:15, 6:30, 7:30
Wed: 10:30 AM, 12:15, 1:30, 3:15,
4:15, 6:30
Thu: 10:30 AM, 12:15, 1:30,
Interstellar (PG-13)
3:15, 6:30
Penguins of
Madagascar (PG)
Fri & Sat: 10:45 AM, 11:30 AM,
12:30, 1:15, 2:00, 3:00, 3:30, 4:30,
5:15, 6:45, 7:15, 9:00
Sun - Thu: 10:45 AM, 11:30 AM,
St. Vincent (PG-13)
12:30, 1:15, 2:00, 3:00, 3:30, 4:30,
5:15, 6:45, 7:15
Penguins of Madagas- Fri & Sat: 10:00 AM, 9:45
car 3D (PG) 3D
Sun - Thu: 10:00 AM
Fury (R)
Fri & Sat: 7:25, 10:40
Sun - Thu: 7:25 PM
Open to ALL AkǦChin Community Families!
Fri & Sat: 10:15 AM, 1:20, 4:00,
7:20, 10:10
Sun - Thu: 10:15 AM, 1:20, 4:00,
7:20
Fri & Sat: 10:05 AM, 12:40, 3:05,
5:30, 8:05, 10:30
Sun - Thu: 10:05 AM, 12:40, 3:05,
5:30, 8:05
Fri: 10:20 AM, 2:30, 6:15, 9:40
Sat: 2:30, 6:15, 9:40
Sun - Tue: 10:20 AM, 2:30, 6:15
Wed: 2:30, 6:15
Thu: 10:20 AM, 2:30
Fri - Tue: 11:45 AM, 2:45
Wed: 2:45 PM
Thu: 11:45 AM, 2:45
Birdman (R)
Fri & Sat:11:00AM, 1:45,
4:45, 7:45, 10:45
Sun - Thu:11:00 AM, 1:45,4:45, 7:45
Birdman (R) Parent
Movie Morning
Wed: 11:00 AM
Upcharge Applies
AK-CHIN COMMUNITY
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
Please SAVETHE DATE for
some Santa fun,Toys forTots Gift
Distribution, dinner and more!
LOCATION: AK-CHIN RECREATION GYM
DATE: DECEMBER 15, 2014
TIME: 6:00 - 9:00PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (520) 568-1068
NOW
HIRING
Arroyo Grille at Ak-Chin
Southern Dunes Golf Club
is hiring for:
Servers
Greeters
Line Cook
Bartender
Please come in to the grille
to request an application
or contact F&B Manager
Ryan Brandt for more info at
[email protected]
or 480-734-8179.
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on our great state.
As a child, he was
surrounded by musicians. He
credits his grandfather, who
would sing and play guitar,
for introducing him to the
accordion. His grandfather
also instilled a great sense of
family values having raised
a family of eleven which he
worked hard to provide for.
But it was granddad’s
accordion which sparked
Castillo’s interest to make
him pick up the boxy
instrument and start learning
to play.
“I built up the courage to
play it and I thought I would
be great but I was terrible. It
took years to learn. But one
day it just clicked,” he said.
“I know it sounds kind of
cliché but the accordion is
the instrument that chose me.
It came to me.”
The rest is proverbial
history.
Listening to Castillo’s
music it’s apparent that
his style is based in the
essence of Tejano rhythms
and melodies. Beyond the
archetypal
surface,
the
textures of jazz, calypso
and even country music
are woven into the musical
tapestry that form a sound
that is distinctly his own.
“Honestly with my style, I
listen to everything,” Castillo
said. “I listen to country
music, hip hop, jazz, and
rancheras. I listen to Norman
Brown, a smooth jazz player.
He plays beautiful guitar
melodies and I try to emulate
that on the accordion.”
Castillo’s
sound
is
distinctly bold. It charts
new territory for the genre,
bringing Tejano again closer
to mainstream awareness
as the late Selena had done
previously.
As a 22 year old student
at the University of Texas,
Castillo worked as a studio
musician and apprentice
under the guidance of
legendary Tejano musician
and
producer
Gilbert
Velasquez. Velasquez is
credited with recording and
producing Tejano staples like
La Mafia and Selena y Los
Dinos.
“I was an apprentice
writing melodies and songs.
Together we worked on many
Grammy award winning
that Castillo knew it was time
to move out from behind the
recording mic and mixing
board to take the helm as the
front man for his own band.
With that, he released his
debut album “Who Am I” in
2009, his sophomore release
“On My Way” in 2010 and
just four months ago “Sin
Limites”.
“When I’m in the studio
I’m thinking about if people
will dance to this. I make
music for the people and I try
to cater it to the people.”
As the Masik Tas
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
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HAPPY HOUR 5PM-8PM
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7
HAPPY HOUR 5PM-8PM
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13
14
21
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HAPPY HOUR 5PM-8PM
22
TABLE GAMES MULTIPLIER
BLOODY MARY BAR
9:30AM-2PM
20
HOT SEATS
6PM-9PM
AMAZING DUELING PIANOS
5PM-8PM
BANDSTAND SHOWS
12PM-4PM
THE SAHNAS BROTHERS
8 5PM-8PM
TABLE GAMES MULTIPLIER
9
10
11
HOT SEATS
6PM-9PM
AMAZING DUELING PIANOS
5PM-8PM
WESTERN FUSION TRIO
12PM-4PM
THE SAHNAS BROTHERS
15 5PM-8PM
TABLE GAMES MULTIPLIER
16
17
18
HOT SEATS
6PM-9PM
AMAZING DUELING PIANOS
5PM-8PM
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(Schedule is subject to change without notice)
Invitation for
Community Members and Employees (+1) to
Events
Open Bull Riding
Sheep Riding (45lbs. limit)
Calf Riding
Steer Riding
Novice Bull Riding
Age
Fee
$85.00
0-6
$20.00
7-10
$30.00
11-14
$40.00
15 and up $50.00
Dinner will start at 4:00 p.m. at the Hohokam Youth Skate Park
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SEAFOOD BUFFET
THE JJ’S BAND
8PM-1AM
27
SEAFOOD BUFFET
BORN JOVI 8PM & 10PM
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20TH ANNIVERSARY
$20,000 CASH GIVEAWAY
AARON LEWIS
8PM
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014
TICKETS STARTING AT $25
VISIT OUR GIFT SHOP OR TICKETMASTER.COM
2ND ANNUAL MASIK TAS DANCE CONTEST
Sunday December 14, 2014
Ak-Chin Indian Community
St. Francis of Assisi Church
Music Provided by: “Gertie & The T.O. Boys”
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Registration: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Age Groups:
Ke’kel O’ok (26 & Older)
Vechij Hemackam (13 - 25)
A’alga (12 & Under)
BUCKLES TO EVENTS WINNERS
SADDLE TO OPEN BULLRIDING CHAMPION
Sponsored by
Ak-Chin Youth Council
SPECIAL EVENTS
Wild Horse Race
$225.00 per team
Calf Dressing (3-member team, 2-male/1-female)
10 team limit
10 team limit
(Ak-Chin Departments only)
Walk in Entries Only
Saturday December 13, 2014, Open 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Ak-Chin Indian Community Arena
All Entries or Event Information Call:
Wild Horse Race: Delbert White (520) 414-5515,
Gabe Lopez (520) 840-9696
General Information: (520) 568-1067
Website: http://www.ak-chin.nsn.us/_masiktas
All Participants Must Sign Waivers Before Participating
Protective Vest/Gear Required
Fore more information contact:
Antonio Davis (520) 568-1044
Email: [email protected]
EVERYONE WELCOME!
Drug & Alcohol Free Event
Waila
Cumbia
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Ak-Chin Indian Community
St. Francis of Assisi Church
Event Presented by:
Ak-Chin Indian Community, Ak-Chin Masik Ta:ৢ Committee,
Ak-Chin Recreation Department & Ak-Chin Livestock Group
Menudo Tasting & Voting
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Ak-Chin Indian Community & Mercer Rodeo Not Responsible of
Any Accidents, Injury, Loss or Theft during this event.
7TH ANNUAL AK-CHIN MASIK TAৡ
ROPING 2014
Sunday December 14, 2014
Books Open at 9:00 a.m.
Rope at 10:00 a.m.
Ak-Chin Indian Community. Maricopa, Az
AK-CHIN COMMUNITY ARENA
1st Roping- #12 Pick/ Draw
Pick 1/ Draw- 3 for $100.00
3- Steer
2nd Roping- #14 Pick/ Draw
Pick 1/ Draw- 3 for $100.00
3- Steer
3rd Roping- Open Pick/Draw
Pick/ Draw- 3 for $100.00
3- Steer
Breast Collars to All Average Winners
For General Information: (520) 568-1067
Website: http://www.ak-chin.nsn.us/_masiktas
(Management may change any Roping)
Ak-Chin Indian Community and the Ak-Chin Livestock Group are
Not Responsible for Accidents, Injury, Loss or Theft During This Event.
Chote
1ST ANNUAL MASIK TAৡ MENUDO CONTEST
Stock Provided by Mercer Rodeo Company LLC.
For Information:
Gabe Lopez (520) 840-9696, email: [email protected]
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Friday, December 12, 2014
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SEAFOOD BUFFET
SHINING STAR
8PM-1AM
30
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30
20
10
10
10
Flaggers Decision Final
MASIK TAৡ COMMUNITY DINNER
SEAFOOD BUFFET
DAVID NAIL
WESTERN FUSION
18 8PM-1AM
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Ak-Chin Indian Community. Maricopa, Az
For any general information or questions regarding the
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Brittany Allcott at 520-568-1067 email: [email protected] or
Henry Garcia Jr. at 520-568-1068 email: [email protected]
118PM & 10PM
12
NEW YEARS EVE
GROOVELINE
8PM, 10PM & MIDNIGHT
7th ANNUAL AK-CHIN MASIK TAৡ
BULL BASH 2014
Saturday, December 6
• Masik Taৢ Toka Tournament- please register by November 3rd by calling
520-568-1370 or 520-568-1363.
Thursday, December 11
• Basketball Tournaments begin and run through Sunday at the Ak-Chin
Recreation Center.
Friday, December 12
• Miss Ak-Chin Pageant at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino starting at 6:00 p.m.
• Masik Taৢ Golf Tournament at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
• Carnival starting at 5:00 p.m. and Fireworks at 7:30 p.m.
• Performance by AJ Castillo- first show at 8:00 p.m., 2nd show at
10:15 p.m. tickets are General Admission, $20 at the door, Meet and
Greet to follow.
• Ak-Chin Band from 11:30 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. in the UltraStar Luxe
Lounge- 21 and over only.
Saturday, December 13
• Masik Taৢ Parade starts at 10:00 a.m.
• Carnival and Entertainment all day starting at noon
• Annual Ak-Chin Masik Taৢ Bull Riding Bash
• Young Country and David Nail concert from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on
stage outside of Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino. Tickets through
Ticketmaster.com
• Chaka & Friends from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. in the UltraStar Luxe
Lounge- 21 and over.
Sunday, December 14
• Carnival
• Annual Ak-Chin Masik Taৢ Roping
• Entertainment throughout the day in the UltraStar Amphitheater.
• Masik Taৢ Dance Contest
SEAFOOD BUFFET
THE TROUBADOUR
EXPERIENCE GEORGE STRAIT TRIBUTE
10
CHRISTMAS DAY
TABLE GAMES MULTIPLIER
20X REWARD CREDIT
MULTIPLIER
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SEAFOOD BUFFET
GEORGIA CHROME
8PM-1AM
TABLE GAMES MULTIPLIER
25
SATURDAY
31
HOT SEATS
6PM-9PM
COLD SHOTT
8PM - 1AM
LAURA WALSH
8PM-MIDNIGHT
5
16
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12PM-4PM
30
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9
THE WALKENS TRIO
12PM-4PM
THE SAHNAS BROTHERS
5PM-8PM
HOT SEATS
6PM-9PM
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29
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STARS OF BEATLEMANIA
6PM & 8PM
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CHECK OUT OUR GIFT SHOP
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TABLE GAMES MULTIPLIER
BLOODY MARY BAR
9:30AM-2PM
WEDNESDAY
7
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TABLE GAMES MULTIPLIER
BLOODY MARY BAR
9:30AM-2PM
Join us for the
Annual Ak-Chin Indian Community Masik Ta‫܈‬
celebration draws nearer, we
also move closer to Castillo’s
performance at Harrah’s. If
you haven’t caught his set in
the seven times he’s toured
through Arizona, this will
be a perfect opportunity.
Castillo said he makes time
to take photos with as many
fans as possible during his
meet and greets.
“Thank you for your
support. Bring fans to the
show. Bring everybody,” he
said. “I’d love to meet you.
Get pumped up and put me
on repeat on your iPhone.”
DECEMBER 2014
5
AJ Castillo told the Ak-Chin Runner that of all the places
he’s played, Arizona crowds are the best.
songs and cds. I saw what he
was doing and knew I could
do it.”
Working in the Tejano
genre only made sense to
Castillo. But he quickly
realized that many of the
artists were older and he
needed to build a new
following. “Many younger
people won’t connect with
the older artists and that’s
not cool. But you need the
new blood to keep the culture
going and make it relevant.”
It wasn’t long after
apprenticing under Velasquez
People’s Choice
Prizes for 1st 2nd & 3rd Place
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$150
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$75
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3 Plac
Contest Rules:
1. Menudo must be turned in at the St. Francis Church Kosiñ (Kitchen)
between 3:30 p.m. -4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 14, 2014
2. Menudo will be served by Youth Council.
3. ANYONE and EVERYONE’S welcome to enter the competition.
4. One Menudo entry per participant.
5. Please write or type on an index card the ingredients in your Menudo
(measurements are not important; we just want to avoid allergic
reaction to an ingredient).
6. Pot MUST be big enough for all the people to sample
(At least 4 Quartz or more)
7. Do not point out your Menudo to people who are eating or you will
be disqualified. This IS NOT a popularity contest, this is a
Menudo contest!
For more information contact:
Marla Antone (520) 251-3229, Email: [email protected]
Presented by: Ak-Chin Youth Council

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