The Division I, Section IV awards were released Monday and both area football teams were well represented. Mountain Pointe senior running back Brandyn Leonard and senior defensive end Bruce Hester were named offensive and defensive players of the year.
Former AZ Cardinals players Anthony Clement, Martay Jenkins and Dyshod Carter emcee the raffle during a Thanksgiving dinner for foster youths at First United Methodist Church of Mesa on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.
With the change of weather and kids recently celebrating Halloween, many kids are looking forward to the fall break, Thanksgiving and Christmas and many adults are making plans for a New Year’s celebration.
In the Sept. 24 issue of this newspaper, Carol Sampson made a cogent and impassioned plea to support Democrat candidates David Garcia for superintendent of education, Janie Hydrick for the state Senate and for Mitzi Epstein for the House. Her letter was titled “Build a strong bridge for the future.” Interestingly enough, no mention was made of Fred Duval.
President Carter, while he was president, authorized $40 billion to train militant Islamic fighters. These people were the Taliban and al Qaeda. Did that turn out good? Maybe we trained them too good, as they ended up attacking us on 9/11/2001. Also, they have attacked us on many other occasions. Now, President Obama has proposed equipping a rebel group in Syria to help oust Assad. This seems like a very bad idea. Be prepared for more attacks. I don’t know how many Islamic terrorist groups there are, but we cannot arm every one of them and expect peace to break out. If I was president arming an Islamic terrorist group is the last thing I would do.