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Posted: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 12:00 am

Millanes, Shearer marry

Jessica Millanes and Rob Shearer exchanged wedding vows on Jan. 16 in San Diego, Calif.

The bride is the daughter of Joe and Margaret Millanes of Ahwatukee Foothills. She graduated from Desert Vista High School in 2000 and Saint Mary’s College in 2004. She is a captain in the United States Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The bridegroom is the son of Karen Shearer and Bob Shearer, both of Oxford, Ohio. He graduated from Talawanda High School in 1991 and Miami University (Ohio) in 1996. He is a captain - Tango Battery Commander in the United States Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune.

Deanna Ramsey Floyd (DVHS ‘00) was maid of honor, and the bridal attendants were Leah Erdman (DVHS ‘06), Emmy Madison, Lori Voss, Kelsey Duckworth and Jessica Jacobs Falcon (DVHS ‘00).

Sean Javins served as best man, and Joseph Millanes (DVHS ‘06), Chris Garza, Lary Voss, Andy Goosendi and Ty Phipps were groomsmen.


Thorning becomes U.S. citizen

Ahwatukee Foothills resident Gerald Thorning took part in the Naturalization Ceremony Jan. 16 at the city of Chandler’s 15th Annual Multicultural event. Thorning previously lived in South Africa. He was one of nine others from various countries that became citizens of the United States during the ceremony.


Meuth graduates from Missouri S&T

Ryan James Meuth of Ahwatukee Foothills was one of approximately 600 candidates to receive a degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology, formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla, during commencement ceremonies Dec. 19. He received a master’s degree in computer engineering.


Ahern shoots in competition at Rawhide

Ahwatukee Foothills resident Peggy Ahern loves to ride horses and shoot guns.

She is a member of Arizona Cowboy Mounted Shooters Association – The Old West Competing with Guns on Horseback. Cowboy Mounted Shooting, one of the fastest growing equestrian sports in the nation, was founded in Arizona and represents the state’s Western heritage. The family-friendly sport consists of riders and shooters ranging from ages 12 up to 75. In this fast-action timed event using single-action revolvers with specially-prepared blank ammunition, they shoot balloons set in a variety of patterns. The sport is spectator friendly with participants wearing period Western clothing.

Ahern will participate in a Cowboy Mounted Shooting competition starting at 10 a.m. Feb. 21 at Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler.

For more information, visit


AFFAN makes quilts for charity

Ahwatukee Foothills Friends and Neighbors (AFFAN) is a women’s social network providing an atmosphere of friendliness, goodwill and helpful information for all members. Members also participate in cultural and educational endeavors and support chosen local charities.

The QTs (quilting group) engaged in a quilt-making project over the past year and presented 26 baby quilts to the club’s current charity, Crisis Nursery, at the January meeting.

For information on AFFAN, call Bev at (480) 460-1904, e-mail or visit


Robertin in cast of Beauty IS a Beast

Burns-It-Up, a nonprofit organization in Chandler, will present its first production, Beauty IS a Beast, at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27 at Hope Covenant Church, 1770 S. Dobson Road, Chandler.

The cast consists of children ages 6 to 16 from across the East Valley, including Ahwatukee Foothills resident Zachary Robertin.

Beauty might be beautiful on the outside, but she’s ugly on the inside – see what happens when her fairy godmother turns her inside out! Based on Shakespeare’s comedy, Taming of the Shrew, child actors bring this classic tale to life in a contemporary re-telling. 

Tickets, $8 general admission and $5 for children age five and under, are available at or by calling (480) 332-7914. Proceeds will benefit relief efforts in Haiti and support the Chandler theater group. 

For more information, visit

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