Sunday, January 31, 2010
Click on the picture above to order your free sample. I ordered the Sponge Bob SquarePants Bikini Bottom(TM) Maple Brown Sugar.
Check out their website for recipes and more information.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Mesa Arts Center Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator $49,837 - $67,371
To apply for open positions, please visit: www.mesaaz.gov/jobs
Don’t forget that Mesa residents interested in working for the Census should call the LCO at (480) 270-8361 and say they were referred by the City of Mesa. They can also call the main jobline at (866) 861-2010. Here is the link to the jobs webpage: http://2010.census.gov/2010censusjobs/. To be eligible for any of the Census jobs, a person must pass a test and background check and this process takes some time, so we encourage people to apply as soon as possible.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Don't forget this is happening this weekend. The Arizona Electric Festival, Jan 28-31, is real close and a lot of fun to watch. It is held at the Superstition Air Park in Usery Park.
Flying time is 8am to 5pm, Thursday - Saturday, 8am to 2pm on Sunday. Helicopter only times are 10am to 10:30am and 2pm to 2:30pm each day.
The last time I was there I got to watch a helicopter smash into a thousand pieces when he clipped a rotor on the ground doing inverted flight. Cost of this is around $5 per carload if I remember correctly. You can get more information here.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
This Thursday will be the first week of Dance Workshops at the Merrymakers Dance Club. Admission to the dance is $7 for guests, $6 for members, and will include the workshop from 6:15 to 7:15pm, with the general dance going until 10pm. Location is the Ballroom at Los Palmas Grand, 2550 S. Ellsworth, just south of Baseline.
This Friday, at the Chandler YMCA (south side of Frye, east of Dobson) there will be a Dance Social from 7 to 10 pm. At 7pm there will be:
- Complimentary dance lesson for those needing some warm up
- Complimentary snacks
- General Dancing
There will also be a Dance Shoe Sale for those needing, or just wanting, a pair of dance shoes. All shoes will be $40. (I should have waited and bought mine now!)
Don't forget the schedule posted in the right column. To see why you should be dancing see my post of Sept. 16.
Monday, January 25, 2010
With all the rain and colder weather you may have noticed you could use more weather stripping. SRP and ACE Hardware are offering purchase two packages and get another free between now and March 31st.
Click here for more details.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
For more details, check This Day in History
Friday, January 22, 2010
You can check out the details by clicking on the picture.
You can follow the proceedings on Twitter at @FHExpos and @geneabloggers.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Geocaching is described at a real life treasure hunt by some people. We have friends who do this all over the country and the entire family is involved. It has even allowed them to meet some interesting police officers.
For more information contact Mesa Librarian, Bruce Barnes at (480) 644-3572.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
After a record dry year with less than 4" of rain in 2009, we may make up
for it this week as the jet stream is directing multiple storms our way.
Heavy rains are expected on Thursday.
Anytime you receive one-half inch of rain or more, use the 'off' 'stop'
or 'rain' setting on your controller to stop the watering cycle without
disturbing your programs.
Rain amounts across the Valley will likely be well-covered by the media,
but if you want to see what your neighborhood weather watchers are
recording, visit www.rainlog.org.
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.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
eHow even has a page on how to celebrate the day. One suggestion is to watch Rocky and Bullwinkle episodes. I just love Rocky and Bullwinkle, they don’t make shows like that anymore.
BTW, January 20th is Penguin Appreciation Day, just thought I would mention that in case I have offended any of our very formal friends.
Another great Blog, Food Storage Made Easy, has posted the plans and step-by-step instructions for making them. The posting about the racks can be found at this link.
Thanks Stephanie, this is great.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Mesa residents interested in working for the Census should call the LCO at (480) 270-8361 and say they were referred by the City of Mesa. They can also call the main jobline at (866) 861-2010. Here is the link to the jobs webpage: http://2010.census.gov/2010censusjobs/. To be eligible for any of the Census jobs, a person must pass a test and background check and this process takes some time, so you should apply as soon as possible.
NEW OR REVISED THIS WEEK
CJIS (Criminal Justice Information System) Supervisor (Desktop) $74,464 - $100,381
Crime Scene Unit Supervisor $42,973 - $57,928
Development Planning Specialist $42,973 - $57,928
Facilities Equipment Technician $42,973 - $57,928
Water Plant Maintenance Specialist II $40,830 - $55,162
To apply for open positions, please visit: www.mesaaz.gov/jobs
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
“This is an opportunity for all Mesa residents to join together in the spirit of Dr. King’s legacy to help better our community through service,” Mayor Smith said. “I ask all of our residents to join me in rolling up our sleeves to work together to tackle the problems facing our City.”
There are many ways to volunteer by either participating in a onetime event or through an ongoing opportunity. Volunteers are needed for City libraries, art center, museums, parks, public safety and many other areas.
One of the service opportunities happening on Jan. 16 is a project in partnership with HandsOn Greater Phoenix. Volunteers will paint homes located in the area of Broadway and Mesa Drive.
For more information on this and other service opportunities, call (480) 644-3705 or log on to www.mesaaz.gov/volunteer/.
Monday, January 11, 2010
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Friday, January 8, 2010
If you like airplanes, helicopters, or just about anything that defies gravity check out these events at www.rxforfun.com/rccalendar. These are great fun for kids of all ages.
The Arizona Electric Festival, Jan 28-31, is real close and a lot of fun to watch. It is held at the Superstition Air Park in Usery Park. The last time I was there I got to watch a helicopter smash into a thousand pieces when he clipped a rotor on the ground doing inverted flight. Cost of this is around $5 per carload if I remember correctly. You can get more information here.
The Electric Flight Expo, March 12-14, is also great. It is held in the Cardinals Stadium and they have exhibits, competition flying, and hands-on training outside. Check out their site, www.efexpo.com, for more information.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The 38th Annual Flagg Gem and Mineral Show takes place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday, Jan. 8, 9 and 10 in the west parking lot of Mesa Community College, 1833 W. Southern Ave. in Mesa (entrance on Dobson Road). Admission and parking are free.
An event primarily designed for the children, this is a great opportunity. BTW, the define the age of a child as 3 to 83.
We took our granddaughters to this last year and they had a blast. They especially liked the booth, by the Arizona Leaverites, where they got an egg carton and got to choose an assortment of minerals, rocks, and fossils. The staff then labeled each one so they would know what they were. I think it cost us $1 per child. Of course, our one granddaughter dumped hers out as soon as she got home and sorted them by color.
Great fun, check it out this Saturday.
More information can be found in this article.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Even though we have been taught to liken the scriptures to ourselves, it has never occurred to me to apply these questions, put forth by Alma in Chapter 5, to my own life. This is an interesting exercise and one that causes real reflection. I am working on my “to do list”, I would challenge you to do likewise.
If you would like to see his answers to these questions, click here.
Remembering God’s Acts for His People
|Have you sufficiently retained in remembrance the captivity of your fathers [or the LDS pioneers] ?|
|Have you sufficiently retained in remembrance God’s mercy and long-suffering towards your fathers?|
|Have you sufficiently retained in remembrance that he has delivered their souls from hell?|
|Were your fathers destroyed? .|
|Were the bands of death broken, and the chains of hell which encircled your fathers about, were they loosed?|
Knowing the Essential Logic of the Gospel
|On what conditions were your fathers saved? |
|On what grounds had they to hope for salvation?|
|What is the cause of your fathers’ being loosed from the bands of death, yea, and also the chains of hell?|
|Did not my father Alma [or any other modern prophet] believe in the words which were delivered by the mouth of Abinadi [or any earlier modern prophet] ? |
|Was Abinadi not a holy prophet? |
|Did Abinadi not speak the words of God? |
|Did my father Alma believe them? |
Being Personally Converted
|Have you spiritually been born of God?|
|Have you received his image in your countenance? |
|Have you experienced this mighty change in your heart? |
|Do you exercise faith in the redemption of him who created you?|
|Do you look forward with an eye of faith? |
Imagining the Judgment Day
|Do you view this mortal body raised in immortality, and this corruption raised in incorruption, to stand before God to be judged according to the deeds which have been done in the mortal body?|
|Can you imagine to yourself that you hear the voice of the Lord, saying unto you, in that day: Come unto me you blessed, for behold your works have been works of righteousness upon the face of the earth? |
|Or do you imagine to yourself that you can lie unto the Lord in that day, and say—Lord, my works have been righteous works upon the face of the earth—and that he will save you? |
|Or otherwise, can you imagine yourself brought before the tribunal of God with your soul filled with guilt and remorse, having a remembrance of all your guilt, yea, a perfect remembrance of all your wickedness, yea, a remembrance that you have set at defiance the commandments of God? |
|Can you look up to God at that day with a pure heart and clean hands? |
|Can you look up, having the image of God engraven upon your countenance? |
|Can you think of being saved when you have yielded yourself to become subject to the devil?|
|How will you feel if you shall stand before the bar of God, having your garments stained with blood and all manner of filthiness? |
|What will these things testify against you? |
|Will they not testify that you are a murderer?|
|Will they not also testify that you are guilty of all manner of wickedness?|
|Do you suppose that such an one can have a place to sit down in the kingdom of God, with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob, and also all the holy prophets, whose garments are cleansed and are spotless, pure and white?|
Assessing One’s Spiritual Condition
|If you have experienced a change of heart, and if you have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, can you feel so now? . |
|Have you walked, keeping yourself blameless before God? |
|Could you say, if you were called to die at this time, within yourself, that you have been sufficiently humble? |
|Could you say that your garments have been cleansed and made white through the blood of Christ? |
|Are you stripped of pride? |
|Is there one among you who is not stripped of envy?|
|Is there one among you that doth make a mock of his brother, or that heapeth upon him persecutions? |
Identifying with a “Fold”
|If you are not the sheep of the good shepherd, of what fold are you? |
|The devil is your shepherd, and you are of his fold; and now who can deny this? |
Obtaining Spiritual Knowledge
|Do you not suppose that I know of these things myself? |
|How do you suppose that I know of their surety? |
Refusing to Repent
|Can you withstand these sayings? |
|Can you lay aside these things and trample the Holy One under your feet? |
|Can you be puffed up in the pride of your heart? |
|Will you still persist in the wearing of costly apparel and setting your heart upon the vain things of the world, upon your riches? |
|Will you persist in supposing that you are better than another? |
|Will you persist in the persecution of your brethren, who humble themselves and do walk after the holy order of God, wherewith they have been brought into this church having been sanctified by the Holy Spirit, and they do bring forth works which are meet for repentance? |
|Will you persist in turning your back upon the poor and the needy, and in withholding your substance from them? |
|The names of the righteous shall be written in the book of life, and unto them will I grant an inheritance at my right hand. What have you to say against this? |
|What shepherd is there having many sheep doth not watch over them, that the wolves enter not and devour his flock? |
|If a wolf enter his flock doth the shepherd not drive him out? |
Friday, January 1, 2010
Attend the City of Mesa's January Living Green Workshop.
This month it features Master Gardener, Greg Morris, presenting “Harvesting Rainwater for Your Landscape” on Sat., Jan. 9 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. at the Red Mountain Branch library at 635 N. Power Rd.
Call (480) 644-4400 for more info.
Don't be concerned if you see leaf yellowing or leaf drop which occurs to many plants this time of year in response to cold weather. Palo verdes, mesquites, elms, ash and Texas sage are just some of the plants that can be affected. The watering guidelines suggested below will keep plants healthy and well-hydrated.
Recommendations below are for plants that are established in the landscape (in the ground about 2 years).
Summer grass (dormant Bermuda) - once every 30 days
Overseeded cool season grass (rye) – once every 10-14 days
Desert Adapted - once every 35 days
High Water Use - once every 18 days
Desert Adapted - once every 45 days
High Water Use - once every 21 days
Desert Adapted - once every 30 days
High Water Use - once every 14 days
Desert Adapted - once every 28 days
High Water Use - once every 14 days
Note: These recommendations are a general guideline only and may need to be modified for your specific site conditions.