Lizzie Syms, Lillie Krasselt, Xander Anderson, Jake Jones and Katie Allen of the team "Cheese Puffs" listen to a question during the "Battle of the Books" at Horizon Community Learning Center on Friday, May 23, 2014.
If you are reading a book review column, I assume you enjoy reading. If so, it’s furthermore safe to assume that “The Storied Life of A.J. Firky” will have great appeal to you. As one reviewer claims “...this book is a love letter to the joys of reading.”
This wouldn’t be about Sam Allen if the 71-year-old Mesa resident has his way. He doesn’t mind being part of it, but what follows wouldn’t focus as much on his efforts as much as it would the many people he works alongside during the week.
I had a paper route when I was a boy. I rose early on weekends, stuffed a bag full of newspapers, threw it over my head, and set out to deliver the news to my customers. I enjoyed delivering papers, but I didn’t care for the collection process. It was daunting to collect fees from some customers. I remember how difficult it was to be a youngster in the role of a collection agent.
Saguaro took advantage of a pair of early McClintock errors to score four unearned runs in the first inning, and the Sabercats never looked back in routing the Chargers. Center fielder Liz Henson went 3 for 4 with a double, and first baseman Macall Maryhew went 3 for 5 with a double, three runs and three RBI to lead Saguaro. Saguaro also got two hits apiece from Sydney Allen, Dana Morris and Jenna Nitmtz (two doubles). Audra Emmerson went 3 for 3 for McClintock, and Mary Mentz and Shannon Geraty (two doubles) each had two hits for McClintock, which has lost 10 straight since a 6-3-1 start.