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Page 8 This 'n That This 'n That listings are reserved for nonprofit groups and community announcements. All items for this column must be in The Superior Sun office BY 5 EM. FRIDAY the week before publication on the next Wednesday. Submitting parties are responsible for the accuracy of the information given. Items will run at the sole discretion of the editors. Listings run according to space avail- able and in date order. For a more complete listing, go online to www. eopperarea.com. HORSESHOE TOURNEY There will be a benefit horseshoe tournament June 26 at the Superior Park Horseshoe Pits with sign in at 1 p.m. Cost is $20 per team and first, second and third place prizes will be awarded. Proceeds will help Martin Granillo and Chris Grap attend base- ball tryouts at Tempe Diablo Stadium. JUNIOR HIGH FOOTBALL Any 6 th- to 8h-graders who want to play junior high football for the 2010 season: there will be a meeting at noon on Wednesday, July 7 at Superior Junior-Senior High School Football Field. If you have any questions, contact Rieha?d Toner at 480-586-0238. FIESTA QUEEN CANDIDATE QUAD & TRAIL RIDE There will be a dual Quad and Hoffe Trail ride to benefit Fiesta Queen Candidate M'aribel Castro. It will be " held on June 26. There is a $40 per person donation fee, which includes breakfast, snacks, a steak lunch and tickets into a raffle being held that day. Non riders can also purchase breakfast or lunch separately. For more information and to pre-register, contact Anna Schcolnick at 520-689- 5561 or Tony or Christine Martinez at  520-689-5533. CHAMBER GOLF TOURNEY The Superior Chamber of Com- merce will be hosting its annual golf tournament fund-raiser on Saturday, June 26 at the Queen Valley Golf Course. Registration is $40 per person for the three-man scramble. Cash prizes will be awarded based on number of entries in addition there will be $10,000 cash prize hole in one contest. Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 7:30. For more information or to pre-reg- ister for the tournament, you can call tournament coordinator Jap Ramirez at 520-689-2619 or 520-827-0457 or the Chamber office at 520-689-0200. CHILDCARE PROVIDER RE- SOURCE TRAINING Home childcare providers are en- couraged to attend an exciting train- ing opportunity in your community. Register by calling 520-836-0736 or 1-800-390-0736. Training will be held at Central Arizona College, Aravaipa Campus, Building A Con- ference Room, on Tuesday, June 29, 4-7 p.m. FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY PLANNING Superior Parks & Recreation is currently in the planning stages for the town's 4 'h of July celebration, which will be held on Saturday, July 3. Tentatively scheduled are a parade, entertainment and food booths. For more information, call Parks & Rec- reation Supervisor Barbara Arriola at 520-827-0052. SUPERIOR DEMOCRATS CLUB There will be an organizational meeting of the Superior Democrats Club at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14 at the new fire station. For details, contact Jonathan Kolton at 602-803- 3273 or jonkolton(((gmail.com. STUDENT SPORTS PHYSICALS ALL students interested in playing sports for the 2010-2011 school year must have a current physical. Physicals will be given in the multi- purpose room at the high school on July 23 from 3 to 8 p.m. Each physical will cost $35. Call the school office at 689-3102 to make an ap- pointment. Walk-ins will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. PASTRY BINGO The Superior Optimist Club is spon- soring a Pastry Bingo to be held on August 8 from I to 5 p.m. at Superior Senior Center. Burritos and drinks will be available. Proceeds from community participation at the affair. will be used for a great Christmas celebration at the Miracle on Main Street event, given for the benefit of Superior kids. For questions, call Mila Lira at 520-827-0676. JFK PRESCHOOL John F. Kennedy Elementary Preschool is accepting applications for the 2010-2011 school year. To qualify, children must be 4 years old by Sept. 1. In addition, current im- munization records, a birth certificate and proof of income must be pro- vided. Applications are available at the JFK Elementary School office or call 689-5841 for more information. PARKS & REC CLASSES Superior Parks & Recreation offers a Tae Kwon Do Class every Saturday morning at the Superior Senior Citi- zens Center on Main Street from 10 a.m. to noon. For registration and/or more information, come to the Senior Center on Saturday or contact Parks & Recreation Supervisor Barbara Ar- riola at 520-827-0052. ADULT EXERCISE CLASS All ages welcome at the Superior Superior Sun, Superior, Arizona Parks & Recreation exercise class[ Have fun, enjoy the music and get fit every Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Superior Senior Center, which is open to the community for scheduled recreation classes on Saturdays. For registration and/or more information, come to the Senior Center on Saturday or contact Parks & Recreation Supervisor Barbara Arriola at 520-827-0052. READY TO RECYCLE The new recycle bins are now at three locations in Supgrior: Comer of Stansberry and Main Street by Save Money Market, next to the swimming pool and on the comer of Sunset and Highway 177 (road to Kearny). Also, clean corrugated cardboard boxes may be taken to the bin at the Public Works Yard by the Police Station on Main Street. Please don't put corrugated cardboard boxes in the other recycle bins. Flatten them out and drop them off at Public Works. If you can't get them into the bin just lay them neatly next to it and the town will toss them in. A list of recycle Do's and Don'ts will be included in the trash and sewer bill and on all bins. Questions.'? Call Town Hall at 689-5752 or Sue Anderson at 689-0218. Appreciation goes out to Allied Waste for this opportunity to show that Superior cares about the environment and is ready to recycle. HISTORICAL MUSEUM The Bob Jones Museum will be closed during the months of June, July and August and will reopen after Labor Day on We(.nesday, Sept. 8. The Superior Historical Society's DVD, "Silver, Copper and Sweat, The Story of Superior," and the cook- book, "Copper Country Cookin'," are available at Rose's Roses Flower Shop or call 520-689-5733. New videos at www.copperarea.com Upload yours today! DIRECTV SAVE $2911,40 FOR A YEAR! PLUS: FREE Room System FREE Standard Instattation, ..... FREE,o OVR Receiver Upgrade FREE 3 MONTHS SHOWTIME & Starz II No start costs! Local installs! ASK NOW! CALL DIRECTSTARTV T0tt Free 1-800-381-0933 Affordable Dental Care. Full Service Denture Lab On Site Now Emergencies & Walk-Ins Welcome - Most Dental Insurance Accepted. Onen!! Financing Available o Se Habla Espaflol. Senior Citizen Discount Open Monday - Saturday Located in the Goodwill Plaza (Southeast corner of Signal Butte & Apache Trail) 10839 E. Apache Trail, Ste. #119 Apache Junction 480-354-6177 Owned by George & Dee "Lola" Ybarra Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Letter to the Editor: It's the time of year for bee infestations Editor, Superior Sun: As a contractor, I have noticed the increase of homeowners needing help with the havoc that bee infestations can cause. When I do get a call for help, I go out and look, and ifI see any bees swarming around a hole in the house, under the eaves, ! tell the homeowner to call a bee service first, to get rid of them. There is nothing that any contractor or homeowner can do, until the bees are dealt with. It's too bad one has to kill that many bees, but a bee keeper can't harvest them if they are in a closed-in space in the attic or crawl space. I had a bee problem in my own house last month, and we called 911 to find out who could help us. They called the fire department, who recommended a bee keeper, in Mammoth. He said he couldn't help us by harvesting them if the bees were in an enclosed area that he couldn't get into easily. It would be too complicated, with bee traps, bait, and a couple of weeks of coming out daily to check things out. So, instead of hiring a bee extermination service, which would cost around $300 to $400, I decided I felt qualified enough, (the key word here is 'quali- fied'), to wait untilafter 9 p.m., when the'bees were all quiet, and go up there and shoot a couple of house bug bombs inside the bird holes where they were congregated. I started spraying the bomb in one of the bird board holes, plugging up all other holes they had accessed so as to prevent escape, and I heard a commotion that sounded like a motor! The "motor sound" stopped completely ... they were all dead. Then, I plugged the holes up with kitchen sponges so that nooutside bees could gain access, and left the area for a couple of days so everything could settle down. Some days later, I removed the 2x8 board with the four bird board holes the bees used for access, and found around 1,500 bees. I then vacuumed them up. The hive, or comb, was only miniscule, so I didn't have any major renova- tions...ceiling drywall was ok. I replaced a small amount of insulation (still leaving enough room for ventilation). I then fixed the holes in the bird board with new screen, replaced the board, and sealed it good with caulk. It would have been too late for self effort (on my part) ifI had waited through two spring seasons to address the problem. Another house I worked on, had around 20,000 bees taken out, and the hive was tremendous, dripping honeyl which threatened to go through the bed- room ceiling. The bees were not dealt with for at least a couple of years. That homeowner needed to file an insurance claim (it was still profitable, even after a high deductable). Any longer of a wait, and the roof would have had to be lifted in that spot, and some of the siding of the house also (unless it was brick). As it was, I had tO break through into the bedroom ceiling, clean out the mess, replace the ceiling insulation and drywall, and paint. The moral of this story, is that all homeowners and renters should check their house regularly for ANY signs of bee activity. If you find any activity, then do something about it right away. If you catch it right away, the problem Can be fixed much more easily than if you 'live and let live' with the bees. The spray bomb could then be used without any carpentry work (with exception of fixing the screen). Bees can be very dangerous, and even kill pets and people. Don't rational- ize, and think they will just go away. On occasions they will leave (if no access is gained). They can be in a tree, or someplace outside, and be dealt with differ- ently. You don't want to ignore the problem, even with a few bees.. Also, we learned from the bee keeper, that bees, like animals, can respond to acts of fear. If you are afraid of them, especially if you irritate them, they. will come after you. Send someone who isn't afraid of them to investigate your problem. In closing, let me say that it is important to go around your house, look under the eaves at the 'bird holes', which should be covered with mesh screening. You or someone else should run your finger gently around the hole, to check for any openings in the screening. Even a tiny, pencil tip size h01e can invite bees to squeeze through and make trouble. Don't board up the holes, as they are vents for your atticcrawl space. One hoineowner did, and they just found another weak area, more desperate to do so because they already s!arted a hive. You might want to go to the hardware store and buy some caulk in a tube, and run it around the hole, or, use a screen hole cover.., to make sure the hole is secure. We had lots of rain this winter, so we have more insects, including bees, than we normally do. 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