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Here comes the sun

JALEEL NEWMAN, left, an eighth-grader, and Eagle Scout Hunter Burban carry a railroad tie to be used as a border in the green house to Steve McNally, the facilities director, last month at Heritage Elementary in Glendale. Community members, teachers and students joined forces to spruce up the greenhouse in memory of pupil Tyre Butler who died in 2013.
JALEEL NEWMAN, left, an eighth-grader, and Eagle Scout Hunter Burban carry a railroad tie to be used as a border in the green house to Steve McNally, the facilities director, last month at Heritage Elementary in Glendale. Community members, teachers and students joined forces to spruce up the greenhouse in memory of pupil Tyre Butler who died in 2013.
TEACHERS MARIA RIVERA, on ladder, and Ellen O'Loughlin join community members, other teachers and students at Heritage Elementary School in Glendale last month to put the finishing touches on a greenhouse in memory of pupil Tyre Butler who died Sept. 13, 2013, in a car accident.
TEACHERS ELLEN O’LOUGHLIN, on ladder, and Maria Rivera join community members, other teachers and students at Heritage Elementary School in Glendale last month to put the finishing touches on a greenhouse in memory of pupil Tyre Butler who died Sept. 13, 2013, in a car accident.

Volunteers paint Heritage Elementary greenhouse in memory of 7th-grade pupil who died in 2013

Tyre Butler loved bright colors almost as much as he loved his classmates, friends, family and teachers.

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IRS taps Buckeye woman for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

Gail Reese of Buckeye has been chosen by the Internal Revenue Service to join the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, a federal advisory committee and focus group to the IRS that helps identify tax issues of importance to taxpayers and provide a taxpayer perspective to the IRS on key programs, products and services.

Launched in 2002, TAP is a group of 75 citizen volunteers who listen to taxpayers, identify taxpayers’ issues and make suggestions for improving IRS service and customer satisfaction.

The panel is demographically and geographically diverse with taxpayers from all walks of life representing each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

This year, TAP will also have at least one member living abroad to represent international taxpayers.

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Pet of the Week: March 3, 2015

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You wanted pets, we give you pets.

With this weekly feature, readers can view profiles of adoptable cats and dogs of various shapes and sizes from Glendale’s Sun Valley Animal Shelter.

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Play ball!

ALEX MERCHANT of Buckeye, a landscaper at the Goodyear Ballpark, waters the lawn last week in preparation for spring training season.
ALEX MERCHANT of Buckeye, a landscaper at the Goodyear Ballpark, waters the lawn last week in preparation for spring training season.

Spring training begins with events, promotions for fans

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SRP offering grants for teachers to enhance classroom learning

Salt River Project is offering grants for teachers looking for ways to engage their students in the classroom.

Teachers can apply for grants to enhance learning in the classroom in the areas of math, science, technology and social studies.

The SRP Classroom Connections program offers up to $205,000 in funding and consists of:

• Learning Grants — provide funding up to $5,000 per school for projects and programs that incorporate innovative teaching strategies in math and science and meet performance standards as dictated by the Arizona Academic Standards.

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L. Thomas Heck ‘beats the odds’

L. Thomas Heck Middle School was one of six Valley schools with minority-intensive, low-income student populations to overcome obstacles to win gold awards and be named “Beat the Odds Schools” by Beat the Odds Institute, an initiative of the Center for the Future of Arizona.

The West Valley school is in the Litchfield Elementary School District.

A school celebration was held Feb. 5 to recognize the students for their achievements.

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W.V. man arrested on drug charges

Manuel GarciaA large-scale drug investigation led to the discovery of approximately $15,000 worth of drugs and 100 roosters allegedly used for cockfighting in the West Valley, officials said.

Manuel Garcia, 66, was arrested Feb. 26 after police were tipped off by an anonymous informant that he was allegedly a drug dealer.

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Sheriff’s deputies searching for Pizza Hut robber

SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES are searching for this man they accuse of robbing a Pizza Hut in Glendale on Feb. 2.
SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES are searching for this man they accuse of robbing a Pizza Hut in Glendale on Feb. 2.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office officials are looking for a man who allegedly robbed $800 from a Pizza Hut in Glendale at gunpoint Feb. 2.

The man allegedly walked into the restaurant located in the 13100 block of West Glendale Avenue with a black pistol and threatened the clerks with bodily harm if they didn’t give him the money from their register and safe, officials said.

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Avondale offers free tax assistance Tuesdays, Saturdays at Care1st

Avondale’s Neighborhood and Family Services Department is partnering with Valley of the Sun United Way to offer no-cost tax preparation services to people and families with low to moderate income.

Eligible households cannot make more than $53,000 annual.

Services will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays until April 14 at the Care1st Avondale Resource & Housing Center, 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale.

Services will also be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11 at Avondale City Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive.

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24-hour library access

JESSE CAUFIELD, branch manager at the Avondale Civic Center Library, uses hoopla digital, which allows library users to instantly stream and download free materials.
JESSE CAUFIELD, branch manager at the Avondale Civic Center Library, uses hoopla digital, which allows library users to instantly stream and download free materials.

Avondale partners with online service to provide free media

An Avondale Library card is now the key to accessing thousands of movies, television shows, audio books and music albums, all for free.

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