I’ve made a habit lately of studying the Amish. I use the word “study” loosely as this is not a simple curiosity of mine or some kind of theological experiment. My exploration flows out of a deep respect and admiration for their faith and spirituality. We English (that’s what the Amish call us outside their communities) recognize them because of their familiar beards, horse-drawn buggies, fine woodworking, or barn-raisings, but there’s a lot more to this group than sturdy furniture and firm dispositions. They have a lively, vibrant faith despite their archaic lifestyles.
Calling it a “stunning power grab,” Attorney General Tom Horne wants a judge to block a decision by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission to investigate whether he has been using his office for campaigning.
Several people surround application bins during a Bashas' Family of Stores job fair Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in Phoenix. Bashas' Family of Stores is holding four job fairs, three in metro Phoenix and one in Tucson, to fill more than 400 full-time and part-time positions for its Food City, Bashas' and AJ's Fine Foods locations. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
In a case with statewide implications, the Arizona Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether circumstantial evidence a candidate knew of forged signatures on petitions is enough to disqualify him from the ballot.
Along with the happiness and fun pets bring to our lives comes the responsibility of providing a lifetime of care and well-being. Caring for a family pet should be a family job. Children can and should participate in the care of a family pet. Helping with the routine care of a family pet can enable children to become self-reliant and learn about responsibility. One way to make pet care an educational and fun family project is to set up a token economy. This can also help children learn to count, add, subtract, and the basics of making a budget.
One of the most reliable sights from a Red Mountain High School softball game over much of the last four years was Jane Macha, sitting in the stands and cheering on her daughter, Breanna. She had a lot to cheer about during those days: The Mountain Lions had won four consecutive state championships, with Breanna contributing mightily during the last three matchups. Breanna dominated game after game after game, taking her mother’s advice to give it all she had to heart.
Gorgeous Tortie Gypsy is a sweet girl and a great companion. She loves to snuggle and talks softly. She is neat, clean with a subdued and quiet personality. She would be fine as an only cat or with other non-aggressive cats. Gypsy has a short coat of black and copper and striking gold eyes. She is fixed, tested and has all her shots.