Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Free VIN Etching Event

The City of Mesa Police Department is sponsoring a Free VIN Etching event where you can have your vehicle's identification number etched on the windows of your vehicle.

NOVEMBER 9, 2010

No reservation necessary.Actual etching time takes approximately 10 minutes. Your wait will depend on how many vehicles are in line. Out-of-State vehicles are welcome.

Please be sure to have your vehicle registration and insurance information with you. Check with your insurance company after having your vehicle etched, as some will offer a small discount, as it is considered theft prevention.

When you have your vehicle etched, you can receive a free steering wheel lock (while supplies last).

In the event of high winds or rain, this event will be cancelled.


Friday, October 15, 2010

Wild Western Festival


This weekend Oct. 15-17, 2010 is the Wild Western Festival being held at Saguaro Ranch Park at 59th Ave & Mountain View in Glendale, behind Glendale Community College. There will be all things western, such as gunfight reenactments, old time western music, some of your favorite childhood western movie stars, and even a couple Chuckwagons that will be offering a limited number of lunches cooked in Dutch Ovens the old western way. Mosey on by if'n you get a chance, even if its just to chat a spell and maybe take in some cowboy cook's poetry. Visit with the cooks & pot scrubbers from the Buzzard Circle 'N wagon, or the Brown Desert Cowboys.

For more info, visit the website www.wildwesternfestival.com

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chilean Miner: God Has Never Left Us

The rescue of all 33 miners, what a miracle and a blessing to both them and their families. However, it took a 19 year old miner to remind the world of whose hands they were really in:

“There are actually 34 of us,” Jimmy Sanchez, a nineteen-year-old miner, wrote in a letter sent up from the mine on Tuesday, "because God has never left us down here."

You can read more of this at the ChristianityToday Blog.

Our news has not mentioned their T-shirts. (Surprise!) and what they have printed on them.

The front says "“¡Gracias Señor!”  (Thank You, Lord!”).

The back says:
“En sus manos están las simas de la tierra, y suyas son las crestas de los montes” (Salmo 95,4)  (In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. –  Psalms 95:4)

While this rescue will be analyzed and praised as an engineering feat, and the result of endless effort by both the mining company and Chilean government, we know were the real miracle comes from…

As the bottom line of each shirt states

“To Him is all the honor and glory.”

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Landscape watering reminder for October

From the City of Mesa:

Tremendous storms and rainfall have hit most areas of the Valley. Whenever
you receive at least one-half inch of rain you can skip an irrigation
cycle. Use the 'off' 'stop' or 'rain' setting on your controller to stop
the watering cycle without disturbing your programs. Keep an eye on your
landscape to determine when you need to turn the controller back on. Use a
soil probe or long screwdriver, and when you cannot easily slide the probe
into the soil your plants need water again. With the amount of rain and
cooler temperatures, this may be a week or two.

Recommendations below are for plants that are established in the landscape
(in the ground about 2 years).

Lawn watering:
    Summer grass (Bermuda) - once every 6 days
    Overseeded cool season grass (rye) – 4x per day for 1st
        7-10 days to germinate,then once every 3 days

If trees and shrubs are on the same valve:
    Desert Adapted - once every 21 days
    High Water Use - once every 10 days

Tree watering:
    Desert Adapted - once every 24 days
    High Water Use - once every 12 days

Shrub watering:
    Desert Adapted - once every 18 days
    High Water Use - once every 9 days

Groundcover and vine watering:
    Desert Adapted - once every 18 days
    High Water Use - once every 8 days

Cacti and succulent watering - once every 28 days

Annuals watering - once every 4-5 days

Wildflower watering – once every 1-2 days to germinate, then once every 3-
5 days

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

For eternity and for all time

Most of us remember the caver in Utah last year who lost his life when he got stuck, upside down, in a crevice in the Nutty Putty cave.

John Jones was a medical student at the University of Virginia.  This article in The Roanoke Times describes his wife’s struggles with his death and her hopes for the future.

This is one of those stories that reminds us that there is so much more to life then the here and now. That there is a Love that supersedes all. That we are all so much more then today’s world would have us believe.