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'Bulldog Week' in Queen Creek PDF Print E-mail

Mayor Gail Barney proudly proclaimed Dec. 19-25 as Bulldog Week in Queen Creek at the Dec. 19 Town Council meeting. Citing their perfect 14-0 season, their capturing the State Division III Championship, and their sterling character and leadership on and off the field, the Mayor presented the Queen Creek High School football team members and coaching staff with a proclamation.

"Their prowess on the football field is certainly something to brag about," said Mayor Barney, "but even more important is their leadership off the field. These popular football heroes took it upon themselves to befriend a student who needed a caring circle of friends to surround her with love and acceptance. They embraced her with daily acts of kindness and showed her that she was worthy of love, respect and friendship. They put the Golden Rule into action."

Mayor Barney congratulated the team, their coaches and Queen Creek High School for their excellent season and being the first team to win the Division III Championship for Queen Creek. Their friendship with the student has garnered national attention and was mentioned by the Character Counts organization that promotes character and ethics in society.


Bulldog Week in Queen Creek

Queen Creek Traffic PDF Print E-mail

1. Sossaman and Chandler Heights roads: Crews began the installation of the new traffic signal at this intersection. The shoulder on the southwest corner of the intersection will be closed while work progresses. Other traffic restrictions are anticipated as the work progresses. Off-duty law enforcement will be controlling traffic at the intersection.

2. Hawes and Queen Creek roads: Crews will be completing concrete repairs on the northwest corner of the intersection. Traffic on Hawes Road will be shifted east during the work day.

3. Queen Creek Road between Hawes and Sossaman roads: Crews are widening a portion of the south side of Queen Creek Road in this area. The westbound left travel lane is closed between Emperor Blvd. east and 194th Street, with eastbound traffic shifted north in the same area. Temporary traffic control will be in place 24 hours/day through Friday, Dec. 28. While traffic is shifted, the posted speed limit will be reduced to 25 mph.

4. Victoria Lane west of Ellsworth Loop Road: Crews will be widening the south side of Victoria Lane adjacent to the Queen Creek Marketplace beginning Monday, Dec. 3 and continuing through Friday, Dec. 7. The work will require Victoria Lane to be closed to all traffic, with no access to the Marketplace to or from Victoria Lane, while the work progresses.

5. Ocotillo Road west of Ellsworth Road: Crews will be completing concrete repair on the north side of Ocotillo Road between Ellsworth and Ellsworth Loop Road, which will require traffic to be shifted south around the work area adjacent to the Library entrance.

6.  San Tan Blvd. and 204th Street: Beginning at 5 a.m., Monday, Dec. 3, the Floood Control District of Maricopa County's contractor will temporarily close the San Tan Blvd. and 204th Street intersection to facilitate pavement installation. During this time, Hawes Road, Ellsworth Road, Empire Blvd., or Riggs Road may be used as alternate routes. The intersection will reopen by 5 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4.

Queen Creek Origami PDF Print E-mail
What:  Arizona Origami
Who:  Teens
When: 7/3/2012 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where:  Queen Creek Library
21802 S. Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, Arizona 85142

Ages 12-18. Learn about origami, the Japanese art of paper folding and make some Arizona-themed creations. Beginning and experienced teen (ages 12-18) folders are welcome. Space and supplies limited. Registration needed. Mary Lou Fulton Story Time Room.

For information visit the Maricopa County Library District's Web site or call 602-652-3000.


Chase the Miracle PDF Print E-mail

1st Annual "Chase the Miracle" Benefit Roping
Date: 5/7/2011 7:00 AM
Location: Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre
20464 E. Riggs Road
Queen Creek , Arizona 85142
3-year-old Chase was born with Hyoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a condition in which the left side of the heart is not fully formed. Chase underwent open heart surgery at birth and again at three months of age, which left him hospitalized for six months with little hope of surviving. Chase is now strong enough for the third surgery.

The safest solution for Chase is to send him to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Standford Uni...versity in Palo Alto, CA. We are raising money to assist the Sharp family with any additional out-of-pocket expenses not covered by health insurance, such as travel and living expenses while in CA caring for their son.

Event Details:
#11 Over and Under Handicap
#13 Handicap #10 Team and below 4 seconds off
Pick 1, Draw 2 for $100 for both ropings ~3 Steer Average ~ Enter twice only
Books open at 7 a.m. - Rope at 8 a.m.
Enter in cash ~ Payback in cash

Buckles for 1st and 2nd in the #11
Breast collars for 1st in the #13
Headstalls for 2nd in the #13

Cash payout depends on number of teams. For more information, contact Jimmy Sanchez at 480-529-4370 or Kaylee Garcia at 480-201-6431.

Israfel PDF Print E-mail

Keeping it local today... Here is a local Queen Creek musician.  Craig Snyder.  What do you think of his music?  http://www.reverbnation.com/israfelmusic




Johnson Community Library PDF Print E-mail

San Tan Valley – Kudos to George and Janna Johnson for making the construction of the library in San Tan Valley located at 968-1 E. Hunt Highway possible.  Johnson Community Library opened on March 5.  There are 10 computer stations and wireless internet service.  The library is open Monday – Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday – Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Need more information?  Call 480-353-2770 or go to www.JohnsonCommunityLibrary.org.

Queen Creek Olive Mill PDF Print E-mail

Queen Creek – The Olive Blossom Festival has started and goes through May 1st at Queen Creek Olive Mill.  The festival will feature wine and product tastings and live music.  For more information go to www.QueenCreekOliveMill.com or call 480-888-9290.  Queen Creek Olive Mill is located on Combs Road, just east of Rittenhouse Road.  Don’t forget about their tours!

Anthem at Merrill Ranch PDF Print E-mail

Anthem at Merrill Ranch – Construction of Florence Hospital at Anthem will be completed by late November 2011.  On March 11, a few officials from Florence attended a ceremony marking the placement of the final steel beam of the building's frame. The hospital, scheduled to open in late November, will have 36 inpatient beds and 20 Emergency Department rooms, Wanger said.

Florence Mayor Vicki Kilvinger said that Florence is delighted to have (them) come in.  They have such a good reputation, and I think it's going to be a real asset to the Anthem (at Merrill Ranch) population.

Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre PDF Print E-mail

Queen Creek Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre

front entrance to the Queen Creek Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre

Queen Creek Post Office PDF Print E-mail

The new Queen Creek Post Office has more than 1,700 Post Office boxes, 42 customer parking spaces and is home base for letter carriers serving 50 delivery routes in the Queen Creek area. A total of 80 employees work at the facility. It is located at 22424 S. Ellsworth Loop.

Queen Creek Kiwanis Club PDF Print E-mail

The Kiwanis Club of Queen Creek presented every third-grader in the J.O. Combs Unified School District with a new dictionary this month through the Dictionary Project.

Breanna Nicole Pena PDF Print E-mail

I was saddened to hear that Breanna Pena had passed away. 

Breanna was the 2011 benefactor of London's Run.  Here is her bio from the London's Run website:

"13 year old Breanna Pena discovered a lump and what she thought was a bruised bug bite on her breast. Shortly after these appeared other small bruise-like spots began appearing across her torso. After many lab tests as well as breast and bone marrow biopsies she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.  Breanna was extremely blessed that she discovered the lumps and bruising immediately. She was able to begin treatments when her blood counts were still very high because we had caught it so quickly. She is facing chemotherapy treatments that require her to be hospitalized for 5-8 weeks at a time. She will do this process 3 times, with only 1-2 weeks at home between cycles, to hopefully completely eradicate the cancer cells from her body and bone marrow. Following that, she will have a bone marrow transplant. We are currently searching for the donor because none of her siblings matched.  Breanna is an amazing young woman. She is in all advanced classes at school and has maintained straight A's for her entire school education. She is acknowledged in National Yearbooks like Who's Who Among American Middle School Students and United States Academic Achievement Academy. She has been involved with Student Council for 4 years straight at 3 different schools. She was a cheerleader for the Combs Cougars during her 7th grade year. She is adventurous, funny, confident, intelligent lady. She enjoys reading, swimming, sports, dance, cheer, writing, drawing/sketching, and roller coasters."

Breanna Nicole Pena lost her battle with leukemia and passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 11th, 2011.


Read more at http://www.kpho.com/news/26989995/detail.html

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Breanna-pena-we-miss-you/203656169649872

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/LeukemiaSucksBreannaRocks/162580383770228

Blogs:  http://gabriellewisersblog.blogspot.com/

Combs Courier:  http://www.combscourier.com/news/2010/12/08/chs-8th-grader-fighting-for-her-life/

Pay It Forward:  http://fwix.com/phoenix/share/3374d35021/pay_it_forward_to_breanna_pena


Save A Life:  http://www.marrow.org/