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Ak-Chin O`odham Runner - Ak
Volume XXIX, Issue 21
Maricopa, Arizona
November 6 - November 19, 2015
St. Francis Feast celebrates with new clergy
Story and Photos by: Runner Staff
St. Francis of Assisi mission,
on October 17, Deacon
Bill DeMarco announced
that he had some sad news
and some good news.
He continued, informing the
community that effective
November
1st,
Father
Gregory Rice would be
relinquishing his duties
as Director of the Native
American
Ministries.
Deacon DeMarco did let the
parish and community know
that he felt very blessed that
Father Greg would still be
working with the community
and ensured that the rest of
the DORs would be on board
to continue working with the
Native parishes.
“We want to thank Father
Greg for all his service
After closing procession, the St. Francis statue was moved inside the old church to be reveared remainder of
to the Native American
the evening.
community,”
Deacon
DeMarco expressed, “Thank
It has been a tradition in Ak-Chin to the community has been faithful to and recognizing new clergy.
you
so
much from the community
honor the patron saint of animals and that schedule for quite some time.
and
thank
you from the bottom
Following
the
10
o’clock
mass
and
the ecology, St. Francis of Assisi, on New to this year’s feast celebration
of
my
heart,
for helping out at St.
the third Saturday of October, and was honoring our Feast Celebrant opening procession, held at Ak-Chin
Francis whenever you can.”
Deacon offered his gratitude to
the community as well for their
religious support, “And for the rest
of the community, thank you for
accepting all of us and the support
that you give us and a special thanks
as always to Miss Flower… for
your service to the community, now
enjoy.”
New clergy, Fathers Brad LePage
and Augustine Liev were then
introduced to share a few words
about their experience working
among the Native communities.
Father LePage said, “We are looking
forward to a wonderful blessed
future with all the Native American
communities... God bless you all.”
Once the meal was blessed a line
began to form for the serving of
the delicious traditional meal,
which was followed by all day
entertainment that included; AkChin Band, Santa Rosa 3-Star
Kualia group, Ak-Chin Ba’ban
Keina dancers.
St. Francis continues to page 4
Ak-Chin Regional Airport hosts Chamber Mixer
Great food, good conversations, and
silhouettes of various aircraft in the orange
colored sunset made for excellent networking
opportunities at the Maricopa Chamber of
Commerce Mixer hosted at Ak-Chin Regional
Airport.
With a welcome from Airport Manager,
Tim Costello and remarks from Chamber
President and CEO Marla Lewis, guests
were able to learn more about the airport,
see aircraft and other apparatus up close, and
enjoy food from UltraStar. Over fifty people
were in attendance at the Tuesday, October
27th event.
For several hours Bill and Joyce Wold, proud
owners of a 1937 Waco YKS-7 plane, had it
on display next to the runway. Fully restored
with the help of Desert Rat Aviation, which
is located next door to Ak-Chin Airport,
the plane was awarded Grand Champion
Restoration at the Copperstate Fly-In in Casa
Grande the weekend before.
Also introducing himself at the mixer was
Paramotor Flight Instructor, Mo Sheldon.
At his display, which featured several power
paragliders, he talked about experiences
flying one of the gliders around the world.
An instructor at Airparamo, located next to
MHS
celebrates
60 years of
Ram Pride
Story by R. Peters, photos by: Runner Staff
For those of us who still call Maricopa
home, it’s hard to believe all the
change that has happened in just
the past ten years. Some of us can’t
even remember what it looked like
20 years ago, let alone 60 years ago.
For all the MHS Alumni that
came out to celebrate 60 years
of Ram Pride, they may not have
remembered the new roads that led
them back to Maricopa, but many
were able to relive their glory days
Inside this Issue
the airport, the business hosts flights with
instruction and glider sales.
Story and Photos by: K. Morago
UltraStar hosted a buffet style table filled
with samples of menu items, serving meatloaf
sliders with spicy ketchup and mustard,
native mini frybread taco with beans and
ground beef, melon balls, wrapped prosciutto
skewers, pot stickers with peanut sauce, and
jalapeno poppers with raspberry chipotle
sauce.
For the few that flew in for the event, they
enjoyed a special mixer price for Avgas that
was $3.49 a gallon, fifty cents less than their
normal price. The airport has consistently
been the lowest Avgas price in the area.
To stay updated on airport events, visit
their Facebook page at www.facebook.
com/AkChinRegionalAirport or Twitter @
akchinairport. Airport manager Tim Costello
can be reached at (520) 568-1683. The airport
is located at 32514 W. Bud Road.
To learn more about the Maricopa Chamber
of Commerce, visit their website at www.
maricopachamber.org or call: (520) 568-9573
The Chamber office is located at 44480 W.
Honeycutt Road #106.
Mo Sheldon, paraglider extraordinare, was in attendance during the Ak-Chin Airport
Mixer. He showed off a few of his paragliders at the event.
and hook up with old school rams
during homecoming week festivities.
Although there was no painting
of “M” Mountain, or freshman
initiation,
some
traditions
still stand at good ole MHS.
Spirit week for homecoming for
instance, still exists, and it was
kicked up a couple notches in honor
of the school’s 60 year anniversary.
In addition to the powderpuff game
and spirit week activities at school,
the Alumni Committee hosted
RAMFEST 2015 at Coppersky
Recreation to bring the young and
old Rams together for a night of
celebration, a friendly competition
of alumni football and the flaming
bonfire; that sparked hope in all as we
rounded the corner into homecoming
night.
MHS 60th continues to page 10
Photo by: R. Peters
Yazmin Santa Cruz, a Senior at Maricopa High School, dresses as one of the Pink Ladies during spirit
week, throwback Thursday 50’s style.
Page 2
Elder News
Page 5
Library’s Animation Fun Night
Page 10
MHS Homecoming
Page 3
Community News
Page 8
Sports
Page 13
AKC Halloween
2a
2a
November 6 - 19, 2015
Sanitation/Public Works
Salt River artist Dwayne Manuel
discusses his work at October Gathering staff lose to Turtle teams
Dwayne Manuel describes his art piece “Party Girl.”
Story and photo by K. Morago
Two words can describe
October’s
Community
Gathering, inspiring and
authentic. Guests met Salt
River Pima-Maricopa Indian
Community member Dwayne
Manuel. A contemporary
artist who this year caught the
attention of NBA basketball
superstar LeBron James,
(more on that later), Dwayne
was invited to share his art by
the Ak-Chin Youth Council
who hosted this month’s
Gathering.
There were no displays
on a table. Rather, Dwayne
had everyone glued to the
large LED screen as one by
one an image of his portfolio
was shown, “Art, Education
and Life.” Introduced by
Antonio “Gohk” Davis,
Youth Council Coordinator,
Dwayne began by sharing a
family photo of his younger
self, his mother and siblings.
He attended schools both
on and off reservation.
Dwayne also talked about his
family life acknowledging
his mother Alice who is a
basketmaker. He gives credit
to her for everything he has
accomplished.
Drawing “since I can
remember,” he graduated
from high school not sure
what to do next. Wanting his
mother and grandmother to
be proud of him, he chose
to continue on with school
and started at Scottsdale
Community College. While
there, there was interest in
him at the university level to
play football. It is something
he didn’t choose because “the
passion to do it wasn’t there,”
he shared. He did not want
anything to damage the one
thing he did enjoy, creating
art, which meant protecting
his hands.
From there, he went
to Santa Fe’s Institute of
American Indian Arts. It
was a challenge for him,
but it also gave him the
opportunity to “let go,” of
some negativity through his
art he called, “a dark period.”
In his charcoal and pencil
drawn pieces, which featured
goth-like images, he talked
about putting his personal
experiences in his art such
as when he would witness
fights between his parents,
especially when his father
drank.
As he left IAIA, his
artwork
moved
toward
contemporary pieces working
in paint. After graduation,
he returned home and found
work as a security guard. He
would draw shapes on papers
and file them away. He also
wondered how he could
incorporate the O’odham
culture into his art and he
thought of his mother and her
basketry. With her support he
started drawing the designs
first, and then painting them.
During this time his work
began to get noticed.
Dwayne decided to work
toward a Master’s Degree and
visited both Arizona State
University and the University
of Arizona fine arts programs
Art continues to page 3
Sanitation/Public Works Director Norbert Peters sends
the ball over the volleyball net from the back row.
Story and photo by K. Morago
Arms may still be aching
from the twelve games of
volleyball played at the
Service Center on October
28th. Ak-Chin Elders won
over half of the games. Two
Turtle teams playing against
20 members of Sanitation
and Public Works staff.
Elders provided everyone
with Halloween treats after
the matches that will be long
remembered for the laughs,
intense plays and exercise.
Have you ever been in a car
and thought, “I’m a safe
driver, I don’t need to wear
my seat belt,” or, “We’re
only going a short distance,
I don’t need to put my seat
belt on?”
While these thoughts may
seem logical at the me,
they could cost you big me,
and not just in the cost of a
cket. Even if you are a safe
driver or are only traveling
a short distance, you can’t
predict the ac ons of others.
You never know the driving
habits of the person in the car
next to you. What you can do
is protect yourself and those
in your car by ensuring that
everyone is always wearing
their seat belt. It is be er to
be overly safe than to lose
someone you love.
But I’m a Safe Driver
According to the Center
for Disease Control and
Preven on (CDC) for people
ages 5-34, the top cause
of death is motor vehicle
crashes? Just one click of a
seat belt could save lives and
prevent injuries from motor
vehicle crashes.

Protect Your Friends and
Family- Dos and Don’ts of
Seat belt Safety
Do:
 Wear your seat belt
every me you are in a
vehicle. Wearing your
seat belts can reduce
serious injury and death
resul ng from a crash by
50%.
 Abide by the seat belt
rules for age, size and
weight for children riding
in your car. Unless they
are above age 12, they
should be si ng in the
back seat.
 Teach your kids from
a young age to always
wear a seat belt when
in a car. You can even
create a game or prize
for who buckles up the
fastest.
 Reach out to local law
enforcement to see what
steps you can take to
make Arizona a Primary
Law state.
Don’t:
 Start your car unless
Currently, Arizona is under
everyone is wearing



their seat belt. Because
you have control of
when and where your
car goes, you can refuse
to drive un l everyone is
wearing a seat belt.
Be prideful. It isn’t “cool”
to not wear your seat
belt. One act of rebellion
could lead to serious
injury or even death. The
cool factor is not worth
what can follow.
Let a child under the age
of 12 sit in your front
seat. Even if they just
want to have a fun, quick
ride in the shotgun seat,
make a hard and fast
rule that they can’t sit
up front un l their 12th
birthday.
Let failure to wear a
seat belt be the cause of
injury or death for you
or someone you know.
Educate
Those around you on
seat belt safety as much
as possible.
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Friday of each month.
Carmen Narcia is about to get help from Irene
Arredondo during their chair volleyball match.
Community Asset Giveaway
Monday November 9
BBQ ribs, ribs plain
(D), salad, vanilla
pudding
Tuesday Nov. 10
Green chili burritos
corn w/zucchini
mandarin oranges
Wednesday Nov. 11
CENTER CLOSED
HAPPY VETERANS
DAY
Thursday Nov. 12
Him-Dak Museum
Thanksgiving
Luncheon
Service Center
Friday November 13
Salad bar, potato
soup, peach cobbler
Monday Nov. 16
Tacos, corn, rice
bread pudding
Tuesday Nov. 17
Baked chicken, yams
cole slaw, grapes
Wednesday Nov. 18
Red chili stew
potato salad, ce:mait
peaches
Thursday Nov. 19
Egg salad sandwich,
pasta salad
chips, apple/orange
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Announcements and wishes may
be phoned in, faxed or e-mailed.
Elders enjoyed first chance at the goods during the
Asset Giveaway on Thursday, October 22nd.
While the effects of not
wearing seat belt can be
daun ng, it is in your control
to make sure those that
travel with you are safe.
If you follow the above
guidelines, you’ll be one step
closer to keeping yourself
and those you love safe on
the roads.
November 2015
Friday November 6
Chili beans, chili
meat (D), corn bread
carrot/celery s ck
Cherry crisp
Ak-Chin O’odham Runner Staff
Editor: Raychel Peters
Photojournalists: Kristina Morago,
Johnny Ysaguirre and
Justine Peters
Graphic Artists:
Diana Carlyle and Shannon Price
News Assistant:
Cesselea Thepkaisone
Regular Contributors:
Ak-Chin: Cultural Resources,
Education, EPD, Health Education,
Him-Dak, Library, Health & Human
Services, Recreation & MUSD.
By Ak-Chin Chief of Police Manuel Garcia
the na onal average for
percentage of drivers and
front
seat
passengers
that wear their seat belt,
according to the CDC. All it
takes is one click and lives
could be saved.
OFFICE HOURS
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Chairman: Louis Manuel, Jr.
Vice Chairman: Delia Carlyle
Council Members: Ann Antone,
Gabriel Lopez & Robert Miguel
Wearing Your Seatbelt Could Save Your Life
Do you wear your seat belt
every Ɵme you get in a
vehicle?
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3a
3a
November 6 - 19, 2015
NABI, Airport and Planning departments give updates at Community Meeting
Story and photo by J. Peters
On Monday October 26th
the community meeting was
held at the Ak-Chin service
center with four presenters,
including three departments
and a presentation from
NABI.
First to start was Planning
and Development, with
Director, Jerry Owen and
Senior Planner, Sandra Shade
who came out to speak about
what the planning department
does for the community.
“The mission of our
department is the help guide
the physical change in the
community, to ensure a
safe, healthy and culturally
vibrant environment for your
community.” stated Owen.
What
the
Planning
Department envisions for
the community is to become
successful, well balanced and
sustainable, through culture
revitalization and appropriate
economic
development.
Planning
helps
the
community accomplish this
by implementing policies,
plans,
and
procedures
to guide a physical and
economic development for
the community. Planning
administers the development
processes that the projects
go through, in order to
make sure the projects are
in coordination with various
community codes, rules and
regulations.
Jerry provided a sampling
of planning activities that has
kept the department engaged
with offsite projects, as well
as land purchases, casino
expansion and developing
community plans for various.
Sandra talked more about the
transportation planning that
she has been coordinating
with the community and other
agencies, as well as a grants
and the current road projects
ongoing in the community.
Tim Costello, Ak-Chin
Regional Airport manager
was the second presenter at
the meeting. Mr. Costello
gave a brief background of
Ak-Chin’s small general
aviation airport. A signal
runway airport that is 4,750
feet long. The kinds of
aircrafts Ak-Chin usually
services are small single
engines, twin engines, and
sometimes helicopters. The
airport’s main source of
business is selling aviation
gasoline, renting tie down
UltraStar will
be showing the
following movies
FREE for Veterans
w/military ID and
$6.00 for others
Wednesday, November 11
Saving Private Ryan
Thursday, November 12
Sniper
Friday, November 13
Kelly’s Heroes
Saturday, November 14
Forrest Gump
Sunday, November 15
The Deer Hunter
ALL SHOWTIMES
ARE AT 6:30PM
Thank you for your service
Art continued from page 2
after he was accepted to both.
He felt welcomed at Tucson
and began his program of
study.
His artwork with
basketry continued and grew
into two dimensional and
color canvas pieces. Using
various textures to highlight
the different patterns, the final
images on the screen were
truly striking and thought
provoking.
He created a baby
character and developed
paintings
around
him.
Thinking about the diabetes
disease affecting O’odham
communities, he painted the
baby feeding itself, without
an arm reflecting amputation.
Other pieces “Beer Can
Sam,” and “Party Girl”
reflect his representation of
alcohol in his community.
Carole Lopez commented
how she appreciated his
ability to share some of what
is not talked about in native
communities in his art.
Graduating with his
Master’s
Degree
and
returning home, he has
found ways to share his art.
With graffiti tagging his
community, he has covered
them up with his designs. He
also has painted murals on
buildings, even homes. He
even traveled as far as Blythe,
California to paint a room
wall showing the finished
result on the screen.
What was not shown
was one of his major projects
to date. At the conclusion
of his presentation he took
questions. I googled him
and saw, yes, he was “that”
artist that created designs for
Nike during this year’s Super
Bowl. So I asked the question
I know others in the audience
wanted to hear, ‘How did that
happen?’
A Nike representative
approached his Community
asking for an artist to help
create commemorative shoes
and football jersey designs
since the Super Bowl was
in Phoenix and he was
recommended.
Dwayne
didn’t believe it when he heard
the voice messages; it took an
email from Nike to realize
it was real. After reviewing
what they were looking for,
he took the job. The Nike
Air
Vapor
Untouchable
shoes and jerseys, called the
Desert Journey Collection,
feature the basket textures he
is known for and include the
Man in the Maze design.
LeBron, one of the first to
obtain a pair, put a photo on
Instagram wearing the shoe
and received over 300k likes.
Friends of Dwayne told him
about the social media post.
He thought it was “cool.”
Dwayne continues with
his art and shares his talents
with others.
Next speaker was Bill
Austin, Ak-Chin’s In-House
Legal Counsel. Mr. Austin
is a lawyer who is employed
by the community, with
Ak-Chin being his only
client. Mr. Austin informed
attendees that his main
jobs are to assist Council,
Community government and
departments and community
enterprises with legal issues,
NABI Program
such as drafting up contracts
Coordinator Angelo
with outside businesses.
Johnson gives an update
The last presenters were
on activities. He also work
Gina
Marie Scarpa, Cowith Ak-Chin Youth in the
Founder/NABI
Foundation
NABI P.E. Program.
and
Angelo
Johnson,
spaces and renting hanger Program Coordinator from
space.
NABI. They talked about
The airport only has a how NABI has grown to
staff of two, Mr. Costello and be the largest Indigenous
an operation technician for High School Basketball
now. One of the big projects Tournament in the World.
is a master plan that is a 20
This past summer the
year plan for the airport. A tournament brought in 152
bigger runway to make the teams and 1800 athletes
runway is one of the big items that descended on Phoenix
on the plan, as well as to add for NABI. The basketball
more hangers on the property. tournament
provides
AKC Neighborhood Watch keeps an eye out
Story and photo by J. Ysaguirre
Lieutenant
Sylvia
Soliz and Sergeant Davis
Garcia from the Ak-Chin
Police Department held a
neighborhood watch meeting
at the Justice Center on
October 14. The meeting was
the first of hopefully many,
as the community members
in attendance discussed with
Lt. Soliz and Sgt. Garcia their
current concerns.
The
goal
with
neighborhood
watch
committees is to help spread
safety awareness within the
Ak-Chin community in each
of the housing subdivisions.
The safety and security of
the Ak-Chin community
members has grown from
something that was just
talked about for months now
to something that is being
done.
“The most important
part about the program
is that everyone works
together and reports any
suspicious activity that they
see.” stated Lt. Soliz during
the meeting. She and Sgt.
Garcia informed the crowd
on what to keep an eye out
for in their neighborhoods,
which included any graffiti,
Lt. Sylvia Soliz discusses
neighborhood watch.
loud noises and any possible
suspicious characters walking
down their street.
As
part
of
the
neighborhood watch team,
community members living in
Ak-Chin will have the power
to report suspicious activities
to the police department and
security members on patrol.
However, as Sgt. Garcia
mentioned in the meeting,
not all people walking on the
streets should be considered
suspicious characters.
“When there’s a big
event at night at UltraStar or
the Service Center, we know
there will be people walking
home past curfew those
nights” he stated. With the
upcoming Masik Tas events
in December, this was a
valid point to consider when
keeping an eye out on who
is out during the late night
hours.
In
previous
years,
neighborhood
watches
have been a key factor
when trying to maintain
a
safe
neighborhood.
Having frequent meetings
at the Justice Center and
establishing a neighborhood
watch committee is simply a
way to get neighbors to feel
comfortable communicating
to each other if they see
anything suspicious in their
neighborhood and to be
willing to report it.
Most likely, the AkChin neighborhood watch
committee will be publishing
information in the Ak-Chin
Runner regarding upcoming
events, meetings and contact
information.
To receive information
directly from Lt. Soliz or
Sgt. Garcia regarding the
next neighborhood watch
meeting, please contact the
Ak-Chin Police Department
directly at 520-568-1300.
AK-CHIN ELECTION INFORMATION
The 2016 Tribal Council Elec ons
will be held on Saturday, November
21, 2015, at the Service Center. The
Vo ng Polls will open promptly at
6:00 A.M. and close promptly at
2:00 P.M. This will be for One (1)
Council seat, as the term of Louis J.
Manuel, Jr. will expire.
Mylaunah Antone with
mom Melanie reacts to
winning a Starbuck card.
educational seminars and
guest speakers for the student
athletes. NABI is proposing
to move the tournament to
Ak-Chin in the future.
Before NABI was a 3
day tournament and held
in 10 different gyms in
Phoenix, but now with the
foundation’s reconfiguration
of adding two more days
to the tournament it is
now possible to reduce the
number of gyms needed
from ten to five. So, between
Ak-Chin and Maricopa,
Scarpa proposed there are
adequate facilities to provide
for the tournament. They
talked about 128 basketball
teams coming to Ak-Chin/
Maricopa in July of 2016.
They also talked about
the economic impact the
tournament would have
on the community, with
thousands
of
athletes,
coaches and family members
coming in to watch the
games.
ABSENTEE BALLOTS
Absentee Ballots will be available
at the Service Center beginning
Thursday, October 22, 2015
through Friday, November, 20,
2015 between the hours of 8:00am
– 5:00pm for those that will be
out of town on Elec on Day and
for any Elderly or handicapped
persons who are unable to get to
the polls. Absentee Ballots must be
completed upon received. If being
mailed, Absentee Ballots must
be post-marked by November 7,
2015. All requests must be made
personally, not through a second or
third party.
OUT OF STATE MEMBERS
Absentee Ballots can be faxed or
mailed but MUST BE POSTMARKED
ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 7,
2015.
Ak-Chin Indian Community
A n: Mary A. Soliz,
Elec on Board Secretary
42507 W. Peters & Nall Road
Maricopa, Arizona 85138
Phone: (520) 568-1000 ext. 1337
Fax: (520) 568-1001
RESPONSIBILITIES OF A COUNCIL
MEMBER
The role and right of a Council
member
are
matched
by
responsibili es crucial to the
progress of the Council. One
primary responsibility is to
make every effort to move the
Community toward fulfillment of
its promise to the people. Some
of the responsibili es of a Council
member are:
1. The Council member must
always act in the best interests
of the tribe.
2. The Council member must
represent their Community to
the best of his or her ability.
3. The Council member must be
responsive to the Community
and their needs and put the
Community’s interest above
any personal interest of the
member.
4. The Council member should
report to the Community at
the direc on of the Council,
all ac ons taken and other
important results of any
Council mee ng.
5. The Council member should
a end faithfully all mee ngs
of the Council, unless absence
is excused for good cause.
6. The Council member should
report to the Community at
the direc on of the Council.
7. The Council member should
be interested in and review all
required progress reports of
all programs being operated
on the reserva on for tribal
members.
8. The Council member should
not engage in administra ve
decision-making concerning
the opera ons of those
programs.
However,
the
Council member has the right
to ques on any ma ers not
under stood or which the
member feels are not properly
serving the best interests of
the tribal members.
9. The Council member should
par cipate fully in all Council
and Commi ee mee ngs,
which are important to the
tribe of which he may be a
member.
10. The Council member should
carry out all du es contained
in the Cons tu on and By
Laws of the Tribe as well as
such other du es as may be
assigned by the Chairman to
the best of his or her ability.
11. The
Individual
Council
member shall be responsible
for bringing before the
Council any problems, issues,
or concerns, felt to require
discussion or ac on.
12. The Council member will
represent the tribe and the
interest of the tribe in mee ng
with local state, private, or
federal agencies or officials. It
is the member’s responsibility
to travel occasionally for such
mee ngs.
VOTING LISTS
Vo ng lists will be posted at the
following loca ons:
Tribal Office
Vekol Market
Service Center
Elderly Center
Police Department
Him-Dak Museum
Please check to see that your name
is on the Vo ng List, if not and
you think you should be contact
Enrollment Specialist, Carole Lopez
at (520) 568-1029. In order to be on
the Vo ng List you must be 18 years
of age or older and be an enrolled
member.
QUALIFIED/DISQUALIFIED VOTES
QUALIFIED - Any ballot with one (1)
vote. DISQUALIFIED - Any ballot
with two (2) or more votes.
NO WRITE - INS
ANYONE WHO IS OR APPREARS
TO BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF
A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WILL
NOT BE ALLOWED TO VOTE.
PARENTS – CHILDREN WILL NOT BE
ALLOWED IN OR NEAR THE VOTING
POLLS.
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November 6 - 19, 2015
UltraStar celebrates three years of success
Photo by: Runner Staff, Story by: J.Ysagurre
UltraStar’s Multi-tainment Center hosts 10 Pins Down, the 347 Grill, arcade games, laser tag in addition to being a main source of entertainment in the Ak-Chin community.
1,577,800 minutes, 26280 hours,
1095 days, 36 months and 3 years.
That is how long UltraStar has
achieved their trailblazing success.
General Manager of UltraStar Adam
Saks provides his insight as to how
he and the Ak-Chin community
combined to turn a corn field into
a financial success. “Ak-Chin was
visionary to say they wanted to do
this, there’s no other building like
this in the country.”
number 5 golf course in the state
five minutes away, that’s something
nobody else has” said Saks. He then
added, “In my opinion, Ak-Chin
frankly is now looked at as a great
example of diversification in what
they’ve achieved.”
From movie theaters, arcade games,
bowling, laser tag, dinner and now
the newly opened Elements Center,
the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center
at Ak-Chin Circle continues to
blaze a trail for not only other tribal
communities, but for the state as well.
From pre-school graduations to
sister tribe meetings and especially
the Ak-Chin Library Film Festival,
UltraStar has been consistently at
the forefront of entertaining guests
and hosting concerts that pack the
stage. Most recently, there was
a sold out crowd of over 3,000
people to watch Skid Row play
their hits on the outside lounge
area. That is only the tip of the
iceberg as they’ll continue to bring
in legendary acts to the stage.
“Gaming, world class entertainment,
banquet space out front and the
In December, Tempe’s very own
Gin Blossoms will come out to the
UltraStar stage and rock the house.
In the past 3 years, numerous acts
from tribal dancers to political
figures have made it out to UltraStar.
However, its not just about having
the center be a financial and
newsworthy success, the culture
of Ak-Chin is arguably one of the
biggest focuses of the entire center.
A few months ago, Ak-Chin
community
member
Dwayne
Antone
won
the
UltraStar
skateboard design contest (which
can currently be purchased at the
new west-end retail store). Not only
is Dwayne’s design on display in the
main floor, its also hung up in Adam
Saks’ office. “Anything that we do
from the opening of the center and
elements, we had the elders come
out first, we have to show that
respect” he said. “When community
members or council have ideas or
thoughts, that is our ownership, you
have to try to support that vision
and ideals.”
On Saturday November 14, the
three-year anniversary of UltraStar
will have it all. Three dollar
movies, raffle events, petting zoos,
the Yellowhouse Dancers and tons
of more special guests and events
will help celebrate the third year of
excellence UltraStar has showcased.
“If someone wants to buy a 5
dollar raffle ticket, we want it to
be amazing, you got a chance of
winning something crazy for 5
bucks.” says Saks. The night will
be capped off with showing Rhonda
Roussey’s latest UFC match in the
Luxe Lounge.
To quote a cliché, UltraStar’s future
is a bright one. Their upcoming
three year celebration adds yet
another gold star in achieving
financial and cultural success
here in the Ak-Chin community.
In the coming months, UltraStar
will be getting ready for the
intergalactic premiere of Star Wars:
The Force Awakens on December
19. The Maricopa Orchestra will
be in attendance playing the classic
John Williams score from the
prequels and there may be certain
Jedi characters in costume walking
around that weekend as well.
Events such as this one and
their upcoming Valentine’s Day
extravaganza is just more validation
that the UltraStar Multi-tainment
Center at Ak-Chin Circle gets
entertainment done the right way.
St. Francis continues from front page
Just before the closing procession
a downpour of rain put a damper
on the closing performance of the
procession so the saint was silently
escorted back to the old mission
church and placed before the altar,
where it could be revered for the
remainder of the evening.
NAMMY nominees, Gertie and the
T.O. Boyz, brought the crowd out to
the floor time and time again during
the evening entertainment with their
chote, cumbia, and waila numbers.
The Tohono O’odham P’apkoko’ola
dancers could be found north of the
feast house dancing their traditional
styles, while the San Juan Children’s
dance group performed their square
dance routine and giveaway dance.
Many raffles were awarded
throughout the night, as a fundraiser
for the church, and vendors had an
ABOVE MIDDLE: Procession around the
church.
RIGHT: Chui Chu elder dance group.
Fr. Augustin Lieb in line for the noon meal
served after Mass.
RIGHT: The Ak-Chin Ba’Ban Kehina
Dance group performs under the
Community vato next to St. Francis.
St. Francis of Assisi Parish would like
to thank everyone for their support
in helping to prepare and celebrate
our annual feast day. We would like
to give special acknowledgement to
TOP RIGHT:
P’apkoko’ola
dancing at
night.
RIGHT:
Martin Antone
Sr. and Martin
Antone, Jr.
sell leather
goods.
The Procession out of the church.
San Juan dance group during the
giveaway.
array of food, baked goods and
novelties for all to enjoy.
Ak-Chin’s Council, Sanitation, and
Youth Council, Harrah’s Ak-Chin
Casino, Celeste and Kahleah, all
performers and all who helped with
decorations, donations and food
preparations; your assistance was
greatly appreciated.
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November 6 - 19, 2015
Animation Fun Night lives up to name
Story and Photo by: J. Ysaguirre
The Library Awesome Program held
their
2015
Animation
Fun
Night
event at the library on October 22.
underneath it to help whomever presses
record on the camera tell them what the scene
is about.
Combining digital and hand drawn artistry,
the event showed artists of all ages how
they can take their drawings and make them
literally come to life.
Blockbuster films such as The Avengers still
use story boarding as a way to explain with
drawings what each scene will be about.
Jeff Stoffer and Cecily Peters headlined the
event, showing the artists in attendance clips
from their famous Ak-Chin Library Film
Festival which showcased various animation
styles such as Lego stop motion, puppet pals
and storyboard animation. Once the films
were shown, they were given storyboard
sheets to help create their movie.
The bread and butter of filmmaking,
a storyboard sheet is a sheet of paper
with anywhere from 4 to 6 boxes with
caption lines underneath each box.
Once they finished story boarding, Draven and Mary Ann Soliz took it to the next
level by choosing to create their story via lego stop motion animation.
Flower Making Class
The idea behind story boarding is to draw out
the best shot of each scene and leave a caption
Current story boarding technology is heading
towards digitally drawing each scene as
opposed to the traditional hand drawn style.
However, just like any art, the evolution
of the media is constantly changing to help
streamline and speed up the entire process.
After each of the storyboards were done and
completed, Jeff and Cecily gave them the choice
of how they would like to animate their story.
With countless ways and ideas of being able
to turn their story boarded idea into a short
animated film, the up and coming creatives of
AKC were most definitely treated to a fun and
animated night with their families.
Story and Photos by: J. Peters
Him-Dak Flower making classes at the new
art building ended Tuesday, October 20th. All
participants gathered for a potluck dinner and
to finish off the reaming flowers and wreaths.
The classes are used to teach flower making
using crepe paper, an art that has been passed
down within families for years. All flowers
and wreaths made are place at the Ak-Chin
cemetery for All Souls Day. This year over An Ak-Chin member making a crepe
100 wreaths were made by participants.
paper flower in class.
Flower wreaths made by community members hang ready for placement in Ak-Chin
Cemetery for All Souls Day.
Awards Assembly celebrates Aiden Antone
Photo by: J. Peters
Leading Edge Academy
held an award ceremony
for its students on Friday,
October 30th.
At the ceremony, AkChin fourth grader Aiden
Antone received a Character
Award for Trustworthiness
along with other fellow
students.
He proudly held up
his award as his grandma
cheered and clapped for him.
Aiden is the son of
Milo Wilson. His paternal
grandparents are Martin
Antone, Sr. and Carol
Antone. His godfather is
Waylon Antone.
Congrats Aiden!
LEFT: Leading Edge fourth grader Aiden Antone smiles
as he is given a Character award.
Autum
Manuel
adds another
award to
her list of
accolades
Autum Manuel, decorated
student athlete received
“The Ironwood Award”
from her school, American
Leadership Academy (ALA)
Ironwood in mid October.
After leading her team
into the playoffs during
volleyball season, she has
shown that her leadership
in the classroom has
also made its way onto
the
volleyball
court.
Currently a Junior at ALA
Ironwood, Autum has
shown that her leadership
in the classroom and
on the volleyball court
has been a crowning
achievement this school year.
The staff here at the Runner
would like to send out our
congratulations to Autum and
wish her continued success.
Submitted Photo
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November 6 - 19, 2015
Council attends 6th Annual
Stars of the Season Gala
Ak-Chin hosts employee
“Healthopoly” Wellness fair
Photos by J. Peters
Fry’s Fuel for Dreams
Ak-Chin Police Department with Special
Olympians and volunteers at Fry’s in Maricopa.
Chairman Louis Manuel, Jr. with wife Yolanda and
Council member Ann Antone at the Stars of the Season
Gala in Scottsdale.
Photo by Jacqulyn Curry
Ak-Chin Indian Community
was a sponsor for the 6th
annual Stars of the Season
dinner to benefit Banner
Children’s
at
Cardon
Children’s Medical Center.
Held in Scottsdale on October
24th, the event proceeds will
create a permanent home for
music therapy at Cardon’s.
Chairman Louis Manuel, Jr.
and Councilmember Ann
Antone attended.
Ann Antone with NFL
Football Hall of Famer
Steve Young.
than twenty dollars were
The Ak-Chin Police
entered into a drawing for
Department hosted the 3rd
a chance to win a $500.00
Annual Fuel for Dreams
Fry’s gift card.
fund raiser at the Fry’s
fuel station in Maricopa on
Refreshments and bottled
Thursday, October 29th.
water were also handed out
Staff from the department during the three hour event.
assisted with
help from Special
Olympians to
ask drivers for
donations to
benefit Special
Olympics.
Windows were
washed and gas
was pumped.
Those drivers
Officer Diana Perez and Bren Valisto
donating more
wash a window for a cash donation.
Ak-Chin employee Sergio Romero gets information at
the Wellness Fair held at Elements Event Center.
What do you get when
you cross a health wellness
fair and Monopoly? AkChin Human Resources’
“Healthopoly”
Wellness
fair. Held at Elements Event
Center, employees were
given several hours of Admin
leave to learn more about the
benefits approved for this
year.
They also got to
participate in fun games to
earn chances to win great
raffle prizes. Everyone was
given a goodie bag filled
with a personal salad mixer.
Vendors from various health
clinics and departments also
participated.
Beginning next year,
each employee will receive
Healthy You Program and
Life Insurance for spouse/
children
benefits.
New
insurance cards will be given
out in December.
Ak-Chin members attend Notre Dame game
Library Technician Matthew Cross strives for nothing but
net in the basketball throw.
Notre Dame
on game
day.
Ak-Chin group with Notre Dame
cheerleaders and mascot.
RIGHT: Ann Antone, Esther Alvarez,
Rebecca Alvarez, Mario Luz and
Jessica Dean
J.O.M. Meeting
November 10, 2015
5:30 p.m.
Ak-Chin Library Conference Room
All parents of Ak-Chin
Community students are
welcome to attend
For more information please
Contact Della White at
(520)568-1064.
Submitted
photos
RIGHT:
Robert
Miguel and
Notre Dame
alum Brady
Wilson with
a famous
gold football
helmet.
With the recent AOC
partnership
came
the
opportunity to send Ak-Chin
football fans to the October
17th Notre Dame versus
USC game in South Bend,
Indiana.
Raffle winners Esther
Alvarez, Rebecca Alvarez,
Jessica Dean, Mario Luz,
with Council members Ann
Antone and Robert Miguel
enjoyed the visit touring
the campus thanks to Notre
Dame alumni and Southern
Dunes
manager
Brady
Wilson.
“I’m a big fan and watch
them on Saturdays,” said
Robert. “I’m not as big a
fan as my Peters brothers
Cecil and Norbert but close
enough.” Robert’s favorite
moment was the team
running through the tunnel
with the band playing the
fight song. “It was emotional
and exciting,” he said.
Ann Antone thought a
highlight was two pairs of
sisters going to the game.
For her sister Jessica she will
never complain about the
heat again after experiencing
the Indiana cold.
The group also visited
the church and felt the holy
aura of the famous cathedral.
“It’s something that
I wish everyone could
experience,” Robert said.
PUBLIC NOTICE - CIVIL SUMMONS
Ak-Chin employee Dean Dinwiddle attempts to bowl
behind his back to earn an entry in a raffle.
St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Mission
16657 N. Church St. Maricopa, AZ 85139
Ak-Chin Indian Community
November 2015 Schedule
Sunday Mass at 12 noon
November 8 – Fr. Michael Tinker
October 25 – Fr. Brad LePage
ANNOUNCEMENTS
October 24, 10 am
C.C.O.E. – St. Paschal - Lehi
Upcoming Feast Days
November 21, 10 AM
St. Catherine of Alexandria, Santa Cruz
December 12, 10 AM
St. Lucy, San Lucy
CCOE Meeting
Saturday, November 21, 10am
St. Peter Mission - Bapchule
Baptisms are every 4th Sunday of the month and baptism
classes are every 2nd Saturday of the month. If you are
interested please contact Flower Ruelas at (520) 568-3700
or (602) 717-3761.
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Surface Water
Monitoring of Ak-Chin
Waters
October, 2015
Dale H. Ohnmeiss,
Water Quality Specialist
Environmental
Department
Ak-Chin Indian
Community
There is a lot going on
behind the scenes to help
track and protect the surface
water quality of the AkChin Indian Community.
A little background in case
you were not aware. The
Ak-Chin
Environmental
Department
has
been
collecting water quality
data on the surface waters
within the Ak-chin Indian
Community lands since
2008. At first only the
Central Arizona Project
Reservoir and Central
Arizona Project Irrigation
overflow Termination pond
were monitored as those
were the only two accessible
surface water sources in
2008. Later in 2012 the
Smith Wash wetlands were
added to the sampling
locations. Then in 2013
the Southern Dunes Golf
Course was added to the
monitoring locations. Then
just a couple of months
ago in August of 2015,
the Santa Rosa CAP canal
was added to the Ak-Chin
Indian Community Surface
Water monitoring program.
The Santa Rosa Canal
helps transports CAP water
from the main CAP line,
57 miles to the Ak-Chin
Indian Community. This
means, today the Ak-Chin
Environmental Department
monitors and tracks the
water quality of five (5)
surface water locations.
The
water
quality
parameters measured are
pH, temperature, dissolved
oxygen, nitrates, nitrites,
phosphates,
sodium,
sulfates, turbidity, total
dissolved
solids,
total
suspended solids, biomass,
total coliform bacteria, fecal
coliform bacteria, E.coli
bacteria,
conductivity,
aluminum, tin, arsenic,
barium, beryllium, boron,
cadmium, calcium, cobalt,
copper, chromium, iron,
lead, magnesium, mercury,
manganese, molybdenum,
nickel, selenium, silver,
pesticides and solvents.
Not all locations are
tested for pesticides since
representative locations are
sufficient.
What
this
monitoring
accomplishes is to first
document a baseline water
quality levels. This means
determining
what
the
average water quality levels
are for this area of Arizona.
Different parts of Arizona
have different baseline water
quality levels. Baseline data
is helpful in determining if
there are activities within
the area impacting the
water quality that causes
the data to change quickly
(spike) and rise above what
is normal for the specific
surface water monitoring
location. It’s like having a
blue car. You know your car
is blue when you bought it
and every time you look at
it, it’s blue. Nothing changes
until one day you see a
splatter of white on the side
of the car, this causes you to
notice something is wrong
The Ak-Chin termination
pond, where water is
collected and treated.
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November 6 - 19, 2015
and you investigate where
the white splash came from.
This is what environmental
water scientists do when
they monitor surface water
quality. They determine a
baseline level of what the
water quality should be in
nature for that location (the
blue car) and when the water
quality changes drastically
they investigate why (the
white splash on the side of
the blue car) and when they
find the cause they put an
end to the contamination
and let the water return back
to its natural condition.
Looking for changes in the
baseline water quality and
investigating the causes
is what the Water Quality
Specialist does to help
protect the waters of the AkChin Indian Community.
Eighties rock fills Ak-Chin
Amphtheater at UltraStar
The Ak-Chin Indian Community invites
all Design Build services consultants to
submit proposals, which will include a
comprehensive evaluation of the existing
sewer manholes throughout the Community
and provide adequate recommendations
on the repair/rehabilitation of these sewer
manholes.
Proposals will be due at 12:00 p.m. on
November 23, 2015 at the Tribal Purchasing
Department located at 42507 West Peters
& Nall Road Maricopa, Arizona 85138.
Proposals received after the specified date
and time will be returned unopened.
Tony Harnell, lead singer of Skid Row brings the crowd to life performing
one of their signature hits at Ak-Chin Amphitheater on Saturday October
17th after opening acts Autograph and Great White.
The
Ak-Chin
Indian
Community surface water
quality has been stable
since 2008 except for after
heavy rains or major dust
storms when the turbidity
(cloudiness) of the water
increases and the pH
drops. These are natural
occurrences
and
pass
quickly.
To date, there
have not been any recorded
manmade contamination in
any of the surface waters of
the Ak-Chin and there have
not been any water quality
emergencies or spills near a
surface water location such
as a truck overturning or
having a train derailment.
Even the CAP Termination
pond has been stable. The
CAP termination pond is
sourced from irrigation
water overflow from the
Ak-Chin Farms.
The
irrigation water comes from
the reservoir and is used on
the farm fields and then any
overflow from the fields is
directed to the termination
pond where it collected
and then reused to irrigate
fields in the north part of the
Community.
Story and photos by K. Morago
This stable water quality
means the farming irrigation
practices, fertilizing the
fields
and
conducting
pesticide
applications
on the farms have been
performed so well that
there are no pesticide
residue contamination of
the surface waters, there
are no heavy metals or high
nitrates or phosphates that
have been discovered in the
surface waters and no trace
of any solvents or fuels in
the water. This is very good
record to have since it is
common in many farming
communities
throughout
the United States to have
some sort of impact to their
lakes or streams due to
pesticide over spraying or
heavy metal impacts due to
servicing farm equipment
near lakes or streams or
having high nitrate impacts
due to over fertilizing their
fields. The laboratory data
of the Community’s surface
water samples indicates that
none of these impacts are
currently occurring.
A couple get their “selfie” on during the opening of Great White’s set.
The 80’s concert brought out fans of all ages.
If you grew up in the 80’s and
lived for hard rock and heavy metal,
chances are the Skid Row concert
on the Ak-Chin Amphitheater lawn
at UltraStar is where you wanted to
be on October 17th. Baby boomers
brought their friends, kids and grand
kids for the opportunity to rock
to Skid Row with special guests
Autograph and Great White.
Each band has been around for
thirty years or more, and with band
line-ups changing over that time,
each group performed their hits with
precision and finesse of the rock/
heavy metal of yesteryear. From
Autograph’s opening set, to Great
Assorted chemicals that
are contained in the AkChin EPD.
A MANDATORY Conference is scheduled
for 1:00 p.m. (MST) on November 10, 2015
at the Ak-Chin Indian Community Water
Reclamation Facility.
White’s middle show set, and the
The proposal packet will be available
finale of Skid Row’s performance, the
by electronic copy (CD) at the Ak-Chin
vocal were amazing. The audience
Purchasing Office on November 6, 2015.
reciprocated the energy by singing
Ak-Chin Indian Community
along and giving the requisite rock
Purchasing Office
hand gestures.
42507
W. Peters & Nall Road
Rock fans were also able to
Maricopa,
AZ 85138
select from a variety of food options,
(520)568-1043
even Ak-Chin elder Elena Cipriano’s
frybread.
Up next is the Harrah’s sponsored The Owner reserves the right to reject, any
and all proposals. However, the Ak-Chin
show Eric Burdon and the Animals
Indian Community at its discretion may
on Saturday, November 7th and Gin
postpone
said action for such time as the
Blossoms on Saturday, December
Tribal
Council
may designate, as the interest
19th. Doors open at 5pm for the
of
the
Community
may require.
Animals and 12:30pm for the Gin
Blossoms.
Any questions regarding this project must
be submitted via email by 5 p.m. November
16, 2015 to the Ak-Chin Indian Community
Finance Department, Acting Purchasing
Manager, Flora Howerton, 42507 W.
Peters & Nall Road, Maricopa, Arizona
85139, telephone: (520) 568-1043, email:
[email protected]
Thank you to our
Veterans for your service
today and always...
from the Ak-Chin Runner
Great White’s
guitarist Michael
Lardie, bassist
Scott Snyder,
and lead singer
Terry Ilous work
the left side of
the Ak-Chin
Amphitheater
stage at
UltraStar.
Their setlist
included hits,
“Once Bitten,
Twice Shy,” “and
“Rock Me.”
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
AK-CHIN INDIAN COMMUNITY
WATER RECLAMATION FACILITY
IMPROVEMENTS
DESIGN-BUILD SERVICES
The Ak-Chin Indian Community invites
all Design Build services consultants to
submit proposals, which will include several
improvement projects within the Ak-Chin
Indian Community Water Reclamation
Facility. Such projects include, but
not limited to, construction of pipeline,
electrical services, programming and storage
construction.
Proposals will be due at 12:00 p.m. on
November 23, 2015 at the Tribal Purchasing
Department located at 42507 West Peters
& Nall Road Maricopa, Arizona 85138.
Proposals received after the specified date
and time will be returned unopened.
A MANDATORY Conference is scheduled
for 1:30 p.m. (MST) on November 10, 2015
at the Ak-Chin Indian Community Water
Reclamation Facility.
The proposal packet will be available
by electronic copy (CD) at the Ak-Chin
Purchasing Office on November 6, 2015.
Ak-Chin Indian Community
Purchasing Office
42507 W. Peters & Nall Road
Maricopa, AZ 85138
(520)568-1043
Overall, the data collected
over the years on the AkChin Indian Community
surface waters indicates
that the Community has
been a great steward of the
environment and its surface
water quality is currently
stable and maintained.
(end)
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
AK-CHIN INDIAN COMMUNITY
MANHOLE REHABILITATION
PROJECT
DESIGN-BUILD SERVICES
The Owner reserves the right to reject, any
and all proposals. However, the Ak-Chin
Indian Community at its discretion may
postpone said action for such time as the
Tribal Council may designate, as the interest
of the Community may require.
Any questions regarding this project must
be submitted via email by 5 p.m. November
16, 2015 to the Ak-Chin Indian Community
Finance Department, Acting Purchasing
Manager, Flora Howerton, 42507 W.
Peters & Nall Road, Maricopa, Arizona
Randy Rand, bassist for Autograph looks out to the crowd as the opening
85139, telephone: (520) 568-1043, email:
band during the Harrah’s/UltraStar outdoor concert. Upcoming concert
[email protected]
series performances are: Eric Burdon & The Animals on Saturday,
November 7th and Gin Blossoms on Saturday, December 19th.
8a
8a
November 6 - 19, 2015
Men and Women’s Volleyball tournament
crowns champions
Photos by: J. Peters
ALL INDIAN
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S
First place in the Women’s division - Team Aces.
First place in the Men’s division - Team Rez.
2015
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Sudagi Ođ Duakag...Mođ Si
S-namkigam Haicu Am Eđ Vehejeđ
(Water is life…And our most precious resource)
December 10th-13th
Deadline to enter is December
4th at 5 p.m.
Entry fee: $180 (no personal
checks)
1st-3rd place trophies and
team awards
For more information call the
Rec at 520-568-1740 or
Brenda Segay at 520-568-1753
10TH ANNUAL
CO-ED VOLLEYBALL
TOURNAMENT
Second place in the Women’s division - Family Ties.
Second place in the Men’s division - Young Gunz.
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes plants the seed for 2016
Story by: J.Ysaguire, Drone photos
coutresy of Brady Wilson
“I jokingly say here ‘No one waters
like God.’” said AKC Southern
Dunes General Manager Brady
Wilson. In part, he is right. Rain
water contains valuable nutrients
that help improve and boost the
stability of grass. In the 200+ acres
that help create the beautiful and
luscious green at Southern Dunes,
rain water is always welcome.
to be wet because what happens
is that you get wet grass and that
clumps up in the reels of the
mowers and so you don’t get a
good cut.” said Brady.
Bermuda grass is the foundation of
their grassy greens on the course,
but around May, the grass dies out.
The overseeding helps revitalize the
course, helping transition out old
grass and replacing it with brand Top: Before the overseeding. Bottom: After the
overseeding.
new fresh grass.
“Every year, we basically grow a
new golf course in,” added Brady.
The recent big rain water came at
somewhat of a good time because
during mid-October this year,
Southern Dunes closed its doors to
venture towards their overseeding
mission.
Story and Photo by: R. Peters
Arizonagolfer.com placed AkChin Southern Dunes as the
third best golf course in the
state, something Brady Wilson
and his staff takes a lot of pride
in. Now that their overseeding
has completed, the course
has reopened its doors.
Golfers both amateur and
professional who are looking
to tee off are able to play on the
new vibrant color of the grass,
proving that Southern Dunes
knows how to hit a hole in one
on the greens.
Though with anything, too much of
a good thing can be somewhat bad
news. “When you’re trying to mow
in your first cuts, you don’t want it
Dannon
Peters
finishes
GCC
soccer
season
Staff at Southern Dunes walk
the 6 mile golf course and
introduce new grass seeds by
hand, a daunting assignment,
but once finished, the lush deep
green of the new grass prove
that the end justifies the means.
Dannon
Peters,
gives it
her best
head
butt shot
to keep
the ball
from play
during her
last game
of the
season
with the
Geckos.
Driving back and forth
everyday for early classes
and then long practices in the
hot sun, is something Dannon
said she will miss after her
first college season with the
Women’s Gecko soccer team.
Dannon had fun learning
from her teammates and
getting back on the field, as
she had not played soccer for
almost a year after receiving
MVP honors as goalie, her
senior year at Maricopa high.
Dannon is very intuitive at
goalie, and has always been
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or Jesse Estrada @ 520-568-1747
Co-ed Adult
Softball Tournament
NOVEMBER 14-15, 2015
GAMES WILL BE AT
MILTON "PAUL" ANTONE PARK
DEADLINE:
ADLINE OCTOBER
BER 30TH BY 5 P.M.
ENTRY FEE: $175
OPEN LEAGUE
For More Information,
Please contact the Recreation
Center @ 520-568-1740
or Brenda Segay @ 520-568-1753
an aggressive defender, but
her coaches felt that with her
agility and knowledge of the
game they wanted to try her
on offense, although she did
have one opportunity to play
goalie as well.
She plans to play league
soccer
with
her
new
teammates during the off
season. One thing she says
she won’t miss is washing the
same pair of white socks over
and over again.
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November 6 - 19, 2015
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10a
10a
November 6 - 19, 2015
Thursday hosted another friendly competition
at Copper Sky between staff and students for
a mud run and the week culminated with a
tailgate party, the first ever for MHS, before
the homecoming game. Unfortunately our
MHS Rams fell in line against Vista Grande
high school, losing the Division 3 Section 1
championship.
Despite the devastating loss, it did not seem to
put a damper on the after party at UltraStar’s
Elements Event Center, where Alumni Rams
came out in full force to enjoy the some good
food and company.
On Wednesday
night at Copper
Sky, MHS Rams,
both current
and alum
celebrated
homecoming
week with a
bonfire. Ak-Chin
and Maricopa
Fire were on
hand to help
start and put
out the blazing
palettes.
DJ’s Steven and Bob had a great playlist
ready from the 60’s to the 90’s, keeping the
dance floor busy all night long.
Photo ops were abounding, as a photo booth
was set up and pics scattered the tables.
Selfies were being staged; some with elite
friends, others with their respective classes
and many with school mates of all ages.
And when the photos were not being taken
everyone took the opportunity to catch up,
exchange numbers and reminisce about the
past, being a proud Ram, Rammette or Lady
Ram of MHS!
On Wednesday during homecoming week, MHS held a
festival at Copper Sky which included games and face
paintings.
Pam Marlar, (center) enjoys the Elements after party
with daughter Cindy Marlar Koontz and granddaughter
Michelle Chance. The 3 generations of Marlars share
many years of history at MHS as school and staff alumni.
MHS Assistant Principal Roth participates in the Staff vs
Students Mud Run, held Thursday night at Copper Sky.
2015 Homecoming Queen and King were full of smiles
after the halftime activities, despite the scoreboard
results for the night, that ended with an upsetting loss
for the Rams, who lost their section championship.
The Powerpuff Junior vs. Seniors football game kicked off
homecoming week. The seniors won 30-8.
Class of 1989 gals (from left) Jolene Bates, Georgia
Corella, Juanita Balderrama and Ann Antone, gather
round to proudly show off their grad year.
7-3 Record not enough to make playoffs
Story and photos by: J. Ysaguirre
for MHS Rams
Nikolai White
(middle),
with his dad
Delbert White,
little brother
Dominique White
and mom Debbie
Soliz, all have
their moment
in the spotlight
during MHS
Football Senior
Night ceremony.
Jonas Miguel
(middle),
accompanied
by dad
Francisco Miguel
and mom Denise
Jackson, smile
for the camera
as he is cheered
on during the
MHS Senior Night
festivities.
The MHS Rams were handed
the Phoenix Suns treatment on
October 30 as they came into their
final game of the season with high
playoff expectations only to end
up getting their hearts broken on
the final controversial play of the
season.
The 2015 season was very
manic for the Rams. They averaged
218 receiving yards a game, but lost
a winnable game homecoming night
against Vista Grande.
They posted double digit
figures in sacks and interceptions
this year, but couldn’t pull out a
victory against Arcadia in early
October. They beat arch nemesis
Seton Catholic this year, then failed
to close out their final home game
against Bradshaw Mountain.
Before the Rams took to the
field for the last time, it was time
to honor the seniors. 14 players
and 6 cheerleaders were honored.
Ak-Chin members Nikolai White
and Jonas Miguel were also given
the Senior Night treatment as they
made their way down midfield with
their families.
As the seniors all posed for
a group photo, they took to the
field to try to clinch a playoff spot.
Nikolai and Jonas, the wall of AkChin, started the game together on
defense and on the very first play of
the game, forced a fumble.
Back and forth, eye for an eye,
MHS and Bradshaw Mountain
Lady Rams finish with bittersweet win
against Apache Junction
Deidra “Jake” Carlyle gave a
speech on the importance of
getting breast exams, even at an
early age. She spoke just moments
before the Sr. Night MHS Volleyball
Dig Pink game. Jake is going on her
5th year as a breast cancer survivor.
battled it out. Sadly, on a final and
controversial penalty call by the
referees, Bradshaw moved the
ball deeper into Ram territory and
plunged the stake into the hearts of
the Rams, winning the game 34-37
and ending the playoff chances for
the Rams.
This was supposed to be their
year to win it all. They had the spirit
of Nate Ford with them every Friday
night, the pride of the community
behind them, the support of their
coaches and most importantly the
belief in one another on the field
that this would be the year.
Unfortunately, the brutal grim
reaper of sports took the Rams’ soul
on the final play of their season the
Carol Ann Enos spikes it down in the
night before Halloween.
Their game against Bradshaw last game of the season, as she and
was truly a ghoulish ending to an the JV Lady Rams took the win from
A.J. Prospectors on Sr. Night.
otherwise fantastic year of Ram
football,
all The Wall of Ak-Chin known as Jonas Miguel, #74 and
bumps
and Nikolai White, #55, force a fumble on the first play of the
game during the Sr. game against Bradshaw Mountain.
bruises aside.
Though
#StateForNate
didn’t happen
this year, the
Rams boosted
much improved
stats on both
sides of the ball
and still wound
up
playing
#GreatForNate.
Go Rams!
The roller coaster ride finally came
to rest on October 29, as the varsity
Lady Rams reeled in a win to end
their dismal season.
The Lady Rams started out
hot, with a quick 4-1 lead in the
conference, and many thought it
was also going to be their year as
well.
Unfortunately, the team just
could not seem to keep the ball on
their court, and fell to heartbreak
and loss, team after team.
The girls put on their rally faces
for their last home game, working
together, and enjoying the game,
and that was all that was needed to
bring them the big W.
The win was a great send off
for the eight seniors, pictured above
with former MHS coach and teacher
Gabe Jenkins.
Best of luck to seniors; Shiloh
Thompson, Leandra Fleming,
Lillian Clay, Annalyn Concepcion,
Coach Jenkins, Taylor Meyers,
Moeisha Walker and Cierra Cureton.
11a
11a
November 6 - 19, 2015
Ak-Chin/Maricopa 12 STEP RECOVERY MEETINGS
Ak-Chin Health and Human Services
Ak-Chin/Maricopa
12 STEP
RECOVERY Our
MEETINGS
MONDAY:
THURSDAY:
Lady of Grace
Healthy Parenting Education and
Support Group
The topics covered are:
x Parenting Styles
x Genogram: The Family Map
x Child Development
x Attachment and Connection
x Foundations of Healthy Parenting
x Family Values, Rules, and Consequences
x Behavior Management
x Family Violence and the Effect on Children
™ Including some video study of Conscious Discipline© by Becky Baily
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: Mondays from 5:30-7:00pm (current session ending… New session October 19, 2015)
Where: Ak-Chin Library (46521 W. Farrell Road x Maricopa x AZ)
Contact: Health & Human Services at 520-568-1086 or 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.
Alcoholics Anonymous
NarcoƟcs Anonymous
45295 W HoneycuƩ Ave
Noon
7:00PM
MONDAY:
44977 W Hathaway
18700 N Porter Rd
50881 W. Papago Rd
Mt View Community
Church
SATURDAY:
Alcoholics
Anonymous
AveAk Chin Social Services
50881
W. Papago Rd
48227 W Farrell RdFRIDAY:
Alcoholics
Anonymous
Noon
Dinner Provided
NarcoƟcs
Anonymous
TransportaƟ
on
provided
TransportaƟ
on
provided
7:00AM
Mt View Community
Alcoholics Anonymous
7:00PM
Mt View
Community
Church
WEDNESDAY:
12:00PM
Ak Chin
JusƟce Church
Center
NarcoƟ
cs
Anonymous
Spanish
Speaking
AA
50881
W.
Papago
Rd
50881 W. Papago Rd Alcoholics Anonymous Mt View Community
Conference Room
7:00PM
7:00PM
TransportaƟon
7:00PM
Church
45525 W Farrell Rd
Maricopa Community Church
Mt View Community Church
provided
Mt View Community
50881 W. Papago Rd NarcoƟcs Anonymous
7:00PM
44977 W Hathaway Ave
Rd
Church50881 W. Papago
TransportaƟ
on
SUNDAY:
Ak Chin JusƟce Center
NarcoƟcs Anonymous
50881 W. Papago Rd
provided
NarcoƟcs Anonymous
TUESDAY:
Alcoholics Anonymous
Conference Room
7:00PM
Women’s Group
7:00PM
Alcoholics Anonymous
7:00PM
45525 W Farrell Rd
Maricopa Community
Alcoholics Anonymous
Calvary Chapel
6:30PM
Community of Hope Church
Church
THURSDAY:
7:00PM
44301 W Maricopa/
Mt View Community Church
18700 N Porter Rd
SUNDAY:
44977 W Hathaway
NarcoƟcs Anonymous
Mt View Community
CG Highway
50881 W. Papago Rd
NarcoƟcs Anonymous
Ave
7:00PM
Church
Suite 105
TransportaƟon provided
FRIDAY:
7:00PM
Ak Chin Social Services
50881 W. Papago Rd
Alcoholics Anonymous
Calvary Chapel
TUESDAY:
48227 W Farrell
Rd
AA InformaƟon:
Celebrate Recovery
12:00PM
44301 W Maricopa/CG Highway
Alcoholics Anonymous
TransportaƟon
Al-Anon
520-426-9318
6:30PM-9:00PM
Mt View Community Church
Suite 105
6:30PM
provided
7:00PM
Maricopa Community Church
50881 W. Papago Rd
Mt View Community
NA InformaƟon:
44977 W Hathaway Ave
TransportaƟon provided
AA InformaƟon:
Church
Spanish Speaking AA
Our Lady of Grace
520-426-0121
Provided
520-426-9318
50881Dinner
W. Papago
Rd
7:00PM
45295 W HoneycuƩ
Alcoholics Anonymous
TransportaƟon
Mt View Community
Ave
TransportaƟon:
WEDNESDAY:
7:00PM
NA InformaƟon:
provided
Church
520-568-1093
Alcoholics Anonymous
View Community Church
520-426-0121
50881 W.Mt
Papago
Rd
SATURDAY:
50881 W. Papago Rd
Celebrate7:00PM
Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous
Mt View Community Church
TransportaƟon:
6:30PM-9:00PM
7:00PM
7:00AM
50881 W. Papago Rd
Al-Anon
520-568-1093
Maricopa Community
Community of Hope
Mt View Community
Women’s Group
7:00PM
Church
Church
Church
EMPLOYEE UPDATE
Ak-Chin Health and Human Services continues with its journey…
The group
up is an opportunity to gather together and learn
lea about
Some of the topics covered are:
Overcoming Fear & Developing Trust
Codependency
Healthy Communication
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 (New classes start in October 2015)
Place: Ak-Chin Social Services Building
Please Come Join Us!
For more information please call: 520-568-1093
Job - ext. #1091 or Lynne - ext. #1086
Current Openings
in the Community:
• Police Officer
• Communications Officer
• Transit Manager
Check with Human Resources for the
latest job announcements.
Please pick up applications at the Human
Resources Office or e-mail your resume to
[email protected]
Complete you 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.
Christopher Rodriguez
Security Guard
November Employee Birthdays
11/8
11/1
Joseph Plough-Fire and Eddie Berzoza-Sanitation
Safety
Timothy Hawk-Detention
Gwendolyn Lopez-Parks and
11/9
Recreation
Susan Cons-Social
11/2
Services
Bruce Shine-Fire and
Cecil Peters-Fire and
Safety
Safety
Angel Etsitty-Retail Vekol
11/10
11/3
Shannon Narcia-Finance
Carla Carlyle-TGA
Desiree Guarino-Education
11/5
11/11
Aaron Peters
TeriLynne Kisto-Human
Resources
11/6
11/12
Lorinda Sam-EPD
Holly Antone-Him Dak
11/7
Museum
Tanner Wear-Detention
The Ak-Chin Indian Community
is now on Facebook!
Make sure to LIKE us to
stay up-to-date on what is
happening in the Community.
facebook
Show Line-up
Gloria Trevi
11/6/2015
AZ Hip Hop FesƟval
11/14/2015
World Series Of FighƟng 25
11/20/2015
KMLE NSSN
12/3/2015
Bill O'Reilly & Dennis Miller
12/4/2015
Grandiosas
12/05/2015
So You Think You Can Dance
12/12/2015
Moscow Ballet
12/16/2015
An Evening with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
01/09/2016
Peppa Pig Live
02/18/2016
11/13
Gerald Owen-Planning
Stephen Dailey-EPD
11/14
Raychel Peters-Runner
11/16
Rebecca Springstroh-Early
Childhood
Fabiola Perez-Early
Childhood
11/17
Marilyn Velasco-Diabetes
Carmelo Gonzales-Finance
11/19
Davis Garcia-Law and Order
Ak-Chin Indian Community
Environmental Protection Department
(Water Operations)
OUTDOOR WASTEWATER/SEWER
EMERGENCIES CALL
520-858-6999
Link:
https://www.facebook.com/AkChinIndianCommunity
OUTDOOR WATER
EMERGENCIES CALL
520-858-6061
November Birthday Wishes
Carrieanna Villarreal,
Eliza Santiago and
Maverick Santiago
Awarded Student of the
Month at Saddleback
Elementary School.
Good Job kids!!
From Armonda Santiago
-Behind a great kid is
a great parent.
Happy Birthday to my
daughter Ramona
With love, Mom
Happy Birthday to
my eldest son,
Thank you for everything
you do for me and your
family. I wish you the
best on your day.
I love you Bundy.
Love Mom
Happy Birthday
to my son Cecil
Love, Mom
Happy Birthday
Aaron Narcia
Carmen Narcia
Happy Birthday Raychel
Love Carmen
Happy Birthday Dallas
Love, Auntie Carmen
Happy Birthday to you
Andi-Kiowan Santiago,
Raven Santiago and
Albertino Santiago
God Bless your family,
Grandma C.S.
Happy Birthday Dad/Skip,
We wanted to wish you a
Happy Birthday and hope
you get to enjoy your
Happy Birthday
day. Thanks for being a
to my grandsons
great Dad to all of us. We
know there are times we Jose, Darnell and Dallas, Happy Belated Birthday
Son,
and my granddaughter
don’t listen but knowing
Frank,
it
didn’t seem
Ramona
you are only trying to
that long, many years. I
teach us right from
Love, Grandma
thank almighty God for
wrong and to focus on the
watching over you.
important things such
Happy Birthday
Many more years to
as school and homework,
Dad/Ba’Pa
come, God Bless.
and that at the end it
will all pay off. Yes, there Lots of love and anaconda
Your Mom
squeezes are waiting for
are times we think you
you and maybe even an
are a bit tough on us,
To my little
“ice cold pop”!
but it is for the better
Granddaughter
too. No matter what, you Love, D, Rach, Cec, Dan,
Thonya Florez
will always be our “Old
Morg, Percy and Escuela
You make us so happy
Man” and we will be there
whenever you come over
to serve your favorite
daay Mag
Ma
Happy Birthday
or sleep over and you try
“soda” drink on your day
ILY
to take care of us like a
:0). We love you Dad and
“care giver.” But anyway
Mom says thanks for all
you have done for us.
Happy Birthday to Nyaila we hope that you’ll have
fun on your B-Day.
and Auciana Miguel
Happy Birthday!
We
love you very much.
The
good
Lord
will
be
with
Love you always,
you all on your birthday Thank God for brining you
your children and wife:
in our life. May the Good
and watch over you.
Davin, Doria, David,
Lord be with you and
Love,
Grandma
Daria and “Sha”
bless
you on your day.
Kafuna Florez
Bless you, we all love you.
To my Dad, the “Old Man”,
Love, Grandma and
Happy Birthday to
Grandpa Alverna and
Here is wishing you
Jose Lopez
Ruben Florez
a Happy Birthday! I
appreciate everything
Auntie Carmen
you have done for me and
Happy Birthday
always trying to get me
Happy Birthday to
Jose Lopez
to do my best. Have a
my brother Cecil
From Uncle Joe
great day Dad!
Love Carmen
Love your son: PV2 Davis
M. Garcia – Ft. Hood, TX
12a
12a
November 6 - 19, 2015
IN VETER
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AN
16th Annual
Ak-Chin Veteran’s
Recognition Day
Celebration
Saturday
November 7, 2015
16th Annual Ak-Chin Veteran’s
Recognition Day Celebration
November 7, 2015
FUN RUN/WALK & 5K RUN
Starts at Ak-Chin Service Center to
Milton “Paul” Antone Memorial Park
Sign-up at 8:30am, Start at 9:00am
FREE shirts to first 150 to sign up
AWARDS for 5K winners
* SPEAKERS * ENTERTAINMENT * FREE BBQ *
HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT
$20 ENTRY FEE PER PERSON
Cash/Awards
Contact Anthony Narcia (520) 252-0738
or Terry Enos (520) 510-5674
Veterans Day Wishes
To all veterans,
I thank you from the
bottom of my heart for
serving our country.
Barb H.
Happy Veteran’s Day to
Davis B. and Davis M. Garcia.
Thanks for all you have done
to serve our country! We
love you two very much.
Love us: “Sha”/Mom, Davin,
Doria, David and Daria
To: Manuel and Octavio,
Happy Veteran’s Day and
thanks for your service.
From Skip, Sha and family
EVERYONE WELCOME
SHOW TIMES
Starting Friday, November 06, 2015
The Last Witch Hunter
(PG-13) Star Class 21+ Auditori-
Sat: 10:00
AM, 1:00, 3:45, 7:00, 10:00
Fantasia - 75th Anniversary Sun: 2:00, 7:00
(G) Special Engagement; Star Class
The Last Witch Hunter
(PG-13) Star Class 21+ Auditori-
Fri: 10:00 AM, 1:00, 3:45,
7:00, 10:00
21+ Auditoriums Available for Show
Times After 1pm; No Passes Allowed
ums Available for Show Times After Mon & Tue: 10:00 AM, 1:00,
4pm; Upcharge Applies
3:45, 7:00
Fantasia - 75th Anniversary Tue: 2:00, 7:00
(G) Special Engagement; Star Class
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost
Dimension (R)
Ghost in the Shell: The New
Movie (NR) Special Engagement;
Star Class 21+ Auditoriums Available for Show Times After 4pm; No
Passes Allowed
Tue & Wed: 7:30 PM
ums Available for Show Times After Sun: 10:00 AM, 1:00, 3:45, 7:00
1pm; Upcharge Applies
Wed & Thu: 10:00 AM, 1:00, 3:45
Sat: 11:15 AM, 1:35, 4:15, 6:15,
8:25, 10:35
Star Class 21+ Auditoriums Available for Sun: 11:15
Show Times After 1pm; Upcharge ApAM, 1:35, 4:15, 6:15, 8:25
21+ Auditoriums Available for Show
Times After 4pm; No Passes Allowed
plies
The Peanuts Movie 3D
Sat & Sun: 10:15 AM, 12:45, 5:45
(G) Special Engagement; Star Class
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost
Dimension (R)
Fri: 11:15 AM, 1:35, 4:15, 6:15,
8:25, 10:35
Mon: 11:15
AM, 1:35, 4:15, 6:15, 8:25
Tue & Wed: 11:15 AM, 1:35, 4:15
Thu: 11:15
AM, 1:35, 4:15, 6:15, 8:25
Bridge of Spies
(PG-13) Star Class 21+ Auditoriums
Sat: 10:20
AM, 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:20
Sun: 10:20 AM, 1:20, 4:20, 7:20
Bridge of Spies
(PG-13) Star Class 21+ Auditoriums
Available for Show Times After 4pm;
Upcharge Applies
Fri: 10:20
AM, 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:20
Mon - Thu: 10:20
AM, 1:20, 4:20, 7:20
Goosebumps (PG)
Sat & Sun: 12:15, 6:00
Goosebumps (PG)
Fri: 12:15, 6:00
Mon - Thu: 12:15, 6:00
Goosebumps 3D (PG) Star Class
Sat: 3:00, 9:00
Sun: 3:00 PM
Goosebumps 3D (PG) Star Class
Fri: 3:00, 9:00
Mon - Thu: 3:00 PM
The Martian (PG-13) Star Class 21+
Auditoriums Available for Show Times
After 1pm; Upcharge Applies
Sat: 10:10
AM, 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10
Sun: 10:10 AM, 1:10, 4:10, 7:10
The Martian (PG-13) Star Class 21+
Auditoriums Available for Show Times
After 4pm; Upcharge Applies
Fri: 10:10
AM, 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10
Mon - Thu: 10:10
AM, 1:10, 4:10, 7:10
Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG) Star
Class 21+ Auditoriums Available for
Show Times After 1pm; Upcharge Applies
Sat: 10:05 AM, 12:30, 2:45,
5:15, 8:00, 10:25
Sun: 10:05
AM, 12:30, 2:45, 5:15, 8:00
Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG) Star
Class 21+ Auditoriums Available for
Show Times After 4pm; Upcharge Applies
Fri: 10:05 AM, 12:30, 2:45,
5:15, 8:00, 10:25
Mon - Thu: 10:05 AM, 12:30,
2:45, 5:15, 8:00
21+ Auditoriums Available for Show
Times After 1pm; No Passes Allowed
The Peanuts Movie 3D
Fri: 10:15 AM, 12:45, 5:45
(G) Special Engagement; Star Class Mon - Thu: 10:15 AM, 12:45, 5:45
21+ Auditoriums Available for Show
Times After 4pm; No Passes Allowed
The Peanuts Movie (G) Special Sat: 11:00 AM, 12:00, 1:45,
Engagement; Star Class 21+ Audi- 2:15, 3:15, 4:00, 5:00, 7:15, 8:15,
toriums Available for Show Times
9:45, 10:45
After 1pm; No Passes Allowed
Sun: 11:00 AM, 12:00, 1:45, 2:15,
3:15, 4:00, 5:00, 7:15, 8:15
The Peanuts Movie (G) Special Fri: 11:00 AM, 12:00, 1:45,
Engagement; Star Class 21+ Audi- 2:15, 3:15, 4:00, 5:00, 7:15, 8:15,
toriums Available for Show Times
9:45, 10:45
After 4pm; No Passes Allowed
Mon - Thu: 11:00 AM, 12:00, 1:45,
2:15, 3:15, 4:00, 5:00, 7:15, 8:15
Spectre (PG-13) Special Engage- Sat: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30,
ment; Star Class 21+ Auditoriums
2:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30,
Available for Show Times After
9:30, 10:30
1pm; No Passes Allowed
Sun: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30,
2:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30
Spectre (PG-13) Special Engagement; Star Class 21+ Auditoriums
Available for Show Times After
4pm; No Passes Allowed
Fri: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30,
2:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30,
9:30, 10:30
Mon - Thu: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM,
1:30, 2:30, 4:30, 5:30,
6:30, 7:30, 8:30
Burnt (R) Star Class 21+ Auditori- Sat: 1:40, 10:40
ums Available for Show Times After
1pm; Upcharge Applies
Burnt (R) Star Class 21+ Auditori- Fri: 1:40, 10:40
ums Available for Show Times After Mon: 1:40 PM
4pm; Upcharge Applies
Wed & Thu: 1:40 PM
Our Brand Is Crisis (R) Special Sat: 10:45 AM, 4:45, 7:45
Engagement; Star Class 21+ Audi- Sun: 10:45 AM, 4:45
toriums Available for Show Times
After 1pm; No Passes Allowed
Our Brand Is Crisis (R) Special Fri: 10:45 AM, 4:45, 7:45
Engagement; Star Class 21+ Audi- Mon: 10:45 AM, 4:45, 7:45
toriums Available for Show Times
Tue: 10:45 AM, 4:45
After 4pm; No Passes Allowed
Wed & Thu: 10:45 AM, 4:45, 7:45
Star Class 21+ Auditoriums Available for
Show Times After 4pm; Upcharge Applies
Available for Show Times After 1pm;
Upcharge Applies
Star Class 21+ Auditoriums Available for
Show Times After 1pm; Upcharge Applies
Star Class 21+ Auditoriums Available for
Show Times After 4pm; Upcharge Applies
21+ Auditoriums Available for Show
Times After 1pm; Upcharge Applies; 3D
Upcharge Applies
21+ Auditoriums Available for Show
Times After 4pm; Upcharge Applies; 3D
Upcharge Applies
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November 6 - 19, 2015
Elders enjoy an All
Hallows Eve luncheon
On October 30th, 2015 the elderly center held
their annual Halloween lunch party. The Elders
were encouraged to come in costume to the
lunch and also encouraged to bring carved and
decorated jack o’lanterns to be entered in a
contest.
After lunch the staff provided games such as ring
toss, and a cake walk for a prize of soda, baked
goods and sweets for the elders.
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We would like to thank those who helped
make our Annual Halloween Party a
success this year! The evening was filled
with treats, game booths, food, A Charlie
Brown movie, Halloween Safety and
a costume contest! Thank you to the
departments who came and had a game
booth and thank you to those who helped
set up for the event.
November 6 - 19, 2015
Him-Dak’s Annual Halloween Party
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Preschool Fall Festival
Health Dept.
Police Dept.
Language Dept.
Fire Dept. & Cadets
Library
Runner
Councilman Robert Miguel
Chairman Louis Manuel, Jr.
Vice Chairman Delia Carlyle
Cultural Resources
Youth Council
Public Works & Sanitation
Steve Coester
And to anyone else, who we may have
not listed, thank you all!
Him-Dak Museum Staff
Recreation Halloween Carnival
Friday D
December
b 11,
1 2015
CONCERT IS FREE TO ALL.
Shows: 7:00 p.m. (Meet & Greet to follow)
Location: Ak-Chin Field - Main Stage
(located North of UltraStar Multi-tainment Center.
Lawn seating will be available, please feel free to
bring Blankets and Folding Chairs)
For more information, please visit our
website at http://www.ak-chin.nsn.us/_masiktas
YouTube:
Instagram:
Twitter:
E-mail:
www.AJCASTILLO.com
facebook.com/ajcastillo40
facebook.com/AJCastilloMusic
facebook.com/Sergio.AJ.Castillo
youtube.com/AJCastilloTV
instagram.com/ajcastillo
twitter.com/iamajcastillo
[email protected]
2015
Website:
Facebook:
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November 6 - 19, 2015
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Join us for the
Annual Ak-Chin Indian
Community Masik Ta‫܈‬
December 5th-6th & 10th-13th
Sudagi Ođ Duakag...Mođ Si
S-namkigam Haicu Am Eđ Vehejeđ
(Water is life…And our most precious resource)
JR. MISS & MISS AK-CHIN
Saturday, December 5th, 2015
Jr.
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Everyone Welcome
FREE CONCERTS
DWIGHT YOAKAM
M i ss
(Rain or Shine)
Thursday, December 10th, 2015
A k-Chin
RODEO EVENTS
All events at the Rodeo Arena
(East of Ak-Chin Fire Department)
For any Rodeo information
or questions please call
Gabe Lopez (520) 840-9696, or
Delbert White at (520) 414-5515
JUNIOR RODEO 2015
Friday December 11th, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
Elements Event Center 3 p.m. - 12 a.m.
**Age Groups with events - limit of 15 in each event
5-Under
2ND ANNUAL MENUDO CONTEST
Sunday, December 6th, 2015
2015
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Old Vaila Site
Menudo Tasting
& Voting
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p. m.
3RD ANNUAL DANCE CONTEST
Sunday December 13th, 2015
Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Opening act at 5:30 p.m.
Dwight Yoakam at 7:00 p.m.
Fireworks show at 8:45 p.m.
Ak-Chin Circle Field - Main Stage
(North of UltraStar Multi-tainment Center)
6-9 Yrs
10-13 Yrs
14-17 Yrs
Sheep Riding
Goat Pulling
Breakaway
Roping
Breakaway
Roping
Stick Horse Race
Ribbon Roping
Ribbon Roping
Ribbon Roping
Dummy Roping
Team Roping
Team Roping
Team Roping
Stick Horse
Barrels
Barrel Racing
Barrel Racing
Barrel Racing
Calf Riding
Steer Riding
Bull Riding
Walk-in entries ONLY starting at 8 a.m.
8th ANNUAL AK-CHIN BULL BASH 2015
Saturday December 12th, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
AJ CASTILLO
(Rain or Shine)
Old Vaila site
Registration:
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday December 11th, 2015
Doors open
p at 6 p.m.
p
Meet and Greet to follow
For more information
please contact:
Antonio Davis 520-568-1044
Presented by:
Ak-Chin Youth Council
Events
Fee
Open Bull Riding
$85.00
Novice Bull Riding $50.00
Wild Horse Race
$225.00
Calf Dressing
No Fee
( Community Depts Only)
ALL INDIAN MEN’S AND WOMEN’S
BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
December 10th-13th, 2015
Walk in Entries Only
Open 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Deadline to enter is December 4th at 5 p.m.
Ak-Chin Circle Field - Main Stage
(North of UltraStar Multi-tainment Center)
AK-CHIN INDIAN COMMUNITY
GOLF TOURNAMENT
Friday December 11th, 2015
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
8TH ANNUAL AK-CHIN ROPING 2015
Sunday December 13, 2015
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12TH
Masik Tas Parade At 10 a.m.
Cultural Entertainment 1-3 p.m.
Entertainment and Vaila Dance 3:30-10 p.m.
Ak-Chin Circle Field - Main Stage
DECEMBER 11TH - DECEMBER 13TH
For entries please call
Brandon Peters at (520) 568-1020 or
Devin Lowe at (520) 426-6830
Limit
30
10
10 teams
10 teams
FREE Carnival and Fun Zone
West parking lot of UltraStar
Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle
Rodeo-Team Roping Events
Walk-in entries ONLY from
7:30-9 a.m.
10 a.m. start
For any general information or questions regarding the
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the events team. Email: [email protected]
Or visit our website: http://www.ak-chin.nsn.us/_masiktas
(Schedule is subject to change without notice)
Ak-Chin Indian Community. Maricopa, Az

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