Field Goals

5 ways to coach your sales staff like a winning sports team   Special to 85086 Sales is a highly competitive field. People who sell for a living often face many rejections before receiving a “yes.” Coaching can be helpful to struggling salespeople, as shown by a recent Forbes article that reported many salespeople who quit cited a lack of coaches and mentors as one of the top reasons they bolted. Some ...

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Remembering the Blessings

Creative ways to be thankful with family this holiday season   By Pastor David and Kelley Bowen, Standing Stones Community Church/ Standing Stones Christian Academy Do people look at your family and think it should be the poster family for the next Hallmark movie? That’s nice that others think that, but you know the truth. As the calendar turns to November, hearts and nerves begin to focus on Thanksgiv ...

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Winter Gala Is Coming

2018 Business Award nominees announced   By Heather Maxwell On Saturday, December 8, the Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce will once again roll out the red carpet for nearly 400 area business owners, leaders and residents for the 15th annual Business Awards ceremony. The black-tie-optional Winter Gala will be held in the Ironwood Ballroom at the Anthem Golf and Country Club, 2708 W. Anthem Club Drive. Va ...

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Off the Soundtrack

Musical Theatre of Anthem stages non-musical The Giver   By Kenneth LaFave For most of the year, Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is exactly what its name indicates: a company devoted to producing shows such as Cats and Les Misérables. The MTA opened its 2018-19 season with Footloose, and will close it with Sweeney Todd. But for a sliver of days between November 29 and December 2, it will drop the music ...

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Glow City

Illumination: Symphony of Light returns bigger and brighter By Lauren Wise   To date, 96 Guinness World Records have been set in Arizona. They include some odd but awesome accolades: largest cornhole shot (110 feet, set in Cottonwood in 2015); fastest speed barefoot water skiing (135.74 mph, set in Chandler in 1989); most Caesar salads made in one hour (108, set at Yuma Territorial Prison in 2010); and ...

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Post-Turkey Plans

Five fab activities to stave off boredom and burn calories By Shelley Sakala   The plates are cleared, the dishes are washed and the leftovers are loaded into the fridge. You’re sitting around with family and friends, with the top button of your jeans unsnapped (to ease digestion) as you fight off the effects of the tryptophan. Another Thanksgiving dinner is in the books. With the final few minutes of ...

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Day of Heroes

The Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade returns for its 14th year By Niki D’Andrea   When board members for the Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade met at Amped Coffee Company in Anthem the first Saturday in September, the java wasn’t the only thing creating a buzz. The parade and post-parade picnic, taking place on Saturday, November 3, created a lively discussion: How many golf carts can we get? Has the milita ...

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The Meaning of Veterans Day

By Judge Gerald A. Williams   What we now know as Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it as such in 1919 after World War I had ended the year before on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month (November 11, 1918 at 11:00 a.m.).  Years later, a World War II veteran organized a parade to honor all veterans, and eventually, Congress ch ...

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Room with a Vision

Local Girl Scout turned Navy Seaman honors veterans with Gold Award project By Grace Flemer   Books and boats are a huge part of Tanner Laizure’s life. Laizure, a recent graduate of Cactus Shadows High School, earned her Girl Scout Gold Award from the Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council for creating a teen room full of books and other media at an apartment complex that gives priority to veterans. T ...

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Bring It Home, Jags!

Boulder Creek’s homecoming week instills school pride Story and photos by Emma Suttell   Hailing in the fall season, Boulder Creek High School also welcomed homecoming week with the theme of “The Greatest Homecoming,” inspired by the movie-musical The Greatest Showman. Homecoming is organized by Boulder Creek’s Student Government, a select group of student leaders who organize several events at the sch ...

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