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SMAL.LTOWNPAPERS sAMPLE 5026 CAL.IFORNIA ST. SW SEATTLE, WA 98136 ? Don't do drugs ... Mashaw's original poster, framed in glass, shows the anti-drug use message to young people she believes in and she hopes it will help everyone understand the dangers'of drug use. Cindy Tracy Photos District at 520-689-3000. SANTA GOES TO SCHOOL Santa Claus is rerriinding everyone that he'll be at the John F. Kennedy Elementary Christmas event in the school auditorium from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18. The jolly red-suited gent will be in attendance handing out candy canes to the students and the staff will be serving hot This column is reserved for news and announcements from and/or about the Superior Unified School District. For more information, contact Superior Sun Editor Cindy Tracy at 520-689-2436 or the Superior Unified School By Cindy 1"racy A Superior resident and 6~-grade student at JFK Elementary is first place winner for her entry in the Pinal County Drug Free Poster Contest. Megan Mashaw's drawing will be featured on the 2009 Drug Free Calendar and for her win in the contest that is open to 5 and 6 -grade students all over the county, Mashaw's class received $500 and a field trip to the Space Mtiseum in Tucson. The contest began in 1990 with an art contest created by then Pinal County Attorney Gilbert Figue~oa in local schools to see xVhich students could draw the best anti-drug message. The competition was named in memory of former Pinal County Superior Court Judge Robert R. Bean. A number of JFK students have placed in the contest but as far as the school's principal and district superintendent, Pete Guzman, knows Mashaw is JFK's first top winner. Mashaw,said she wanted to enter the contest when it was announced by the school. "I wanted to let people know that to do drugs will ruin their lives," she said. She credits her mother, Susan Mashaw, a teacher, for helping her come up with the idea for her poster composition. The two talked about the project and brainstormed ideas, Mashaw said The 6t -grader said she does haye very strong opinions and feelings about the detrimental effects of drug use. if you do drugs for a long time, she said, you might have friends to supportyou in the beginning, but "after awhile they'll give Continued on page 4 chocolate and cookies. SPORTS SCHEDULE There are no more athletic events scheduled for the Panthers in December but things start up again in the first week of January. The Superior High School basketball team plays San Tan at 5:30/7 p.m., girls at San Tan and boys at SuperiOr. The wrestling team plays Hayden, San Manuel, Baboquivari in Superior at 3 p.m.; Superior Junior High plays basketball versus at Superior at 4/5/6 p.m. on Jan. 71 Sports schedules are subject to change and will appear in the Superior School Notes column as provided by the schools involved. Contact the district for more information and updates. Continued on page 4 Panthers rule ... Sixth-grade John F. Kennedy student Megan Mashaw chose 'which picture of her should appear in the newspaper for a stery about her winning the 2009 Pinal County Drug Free Poster Contest because it shows the Superior Panther painted on the walls of the school auditorium and it has been said that Mashaw is a strong supporter of the Panthers Cindy Tracy Photos Santa's coming... Santa's magic hour is rapidly approaching and now is the time to get your letters in so he knows what to bring. The Superior Sun's special letter box will only be out until this Friday. Letters will be published in next week's Superior Sun and then rushed up to the North Pole for wish fulfillment. Better hurry! (Cindy Tracy photo) serious sewer a: Superior will be taking measures to recouptosses to the town from sewer and trash payments that have not been paid, town staff announced on Monday. "The Town of Superior is moving forward with the collection of delinquent sewer and refuse billing," said Town Manager Melanie Oliver. "The demand letters and other collection efforts have not yielded payments from the seriously past due accounts." She said the town will begin placing liens on the. property and move forward with foreclosing on the properties. "The process will take three to four months," she said, "and will include the principal amount owed to the town, late fees, interest and reimbursement of legal fees and court costs. Legal fees are estimated to be $2,000." For more information, contact Town Hall. RETHINK REUSE RECYCLE recycling available starting last part of The Town of Superior's "Let's Talk Trash Committee" is inviting residents to bring that tired tree to the transfer station from Dec. 29 to Jan. 9. It will be recycled for mulch. Better yet, says the committee's Sue Anderson, on Saturday, Jan. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon, bring the tree to the empty lot on the corner of Sunset and Hwy. 177. "We'll have a chipper there and the resulting mulch will be bagged for you to take home and spread among your trees and flowerg. If you can't use the mulch, bring your tree anyway. Someone else will appreciate the results and your tree will be recycled instead of going to the landfill," she said. If you have a potted tree to donate, you are asked to bring it to the Public Works Department next to the Police Station on Main Street. The live trees will be replanted throughout the community. Slate set for 2009 municipal election, ates submit announcements to news Three candidates have thrown their hats into the ring to vie for the office of mayor of the town of Superior that is up for a vote of the citizens this coming spring. OfficiallY running are current mayor Michael Hing and mayoral candidates Angel (Chaleco) Hernandez and Arnold Marquez. In addition there are three council seats up for election. Those seats are currently held by Jayme Valenzuela, Gilbert Aguilar and Robert Cervantes. Candidates filed for the seats are David Pfohl, Richard Green, Robert Cervantes (incumbent), Hank Gutierrez, Rosa Lee, Gilbert Aguilar (incumbent) and Barbara Arriola. These names will appear on Continued on page 4 Date HighLow Pcp Dec. 8 61 46 .21 Dec. 9. 62 38 .01 Dec.10 63 37 Dec.11 73 37 Dec.12 68 48 Dec.13 66 43 Dec.14 54, 42 .23 Weather readings courtesy Boyce Thompson Arboretum.