Mammoth seniors meet at youth center

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Senator Barbara McGuire answers questions from the Mammoth senior group that meets at the Mammoth Youth Center. John Hernandez | Miner

San Manuel Miner

A Mammoth senior citizens group met at the Mammoth Christian Youth Center on Wednesday, June 11. Guest speakers for the luncheon were Senator Barbara McGuire and candidate for Representative in Legislative District 8, Carmen Casillas. Casillas, a Democrat, will be running against T.J. Shope.

Following lunch, Frances Wickham introduced LD 8 Senator McGuire. The senator spoke about the changes in DES and the new agency replacing CPS. She said it will improve the safety of our children.

Senator McGuire was one of the first legislators to call for the resignation of the V.A. director after the recent scandal at the Phoenix V.A. Hospital.

“We need to take care of our veterans,” McGuire said, which received applause from the seniors in attendance. McGuire said that there is talk in the legislature about doing away with the state income tax and raising the sales tax. The senator said she believes in securing our borders but it needs to be handled with dignity. “They are human beings and we need to respect that,” she said.

Carmen Casillas then spoke. She said that public education and immigration reform are important issues to her. Carmen is a former vice-mayor and council member for the City of Globe. She was co-founder of the Boys and Girls Club and a victim advocate.

Both Senator McGuire and Casillas answered questions from the audience.

The Mammoth senior group will begin meeting regularly at the Mammoth Christian Youth Center.

John Hernandez (439 Posts)

John Hernandez lives in Oracle. He is retired and enjoys writing and traveling. He is active in the Oracle Historical Society. He covers numerous public events, researches historical features and writes business/artist profiles.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Facelift for a few Superior Police Department vehicles

    August 24th, 2016
    by

      Four vehicles from the Superior Police Department fleet recently received a new paint job. They are now sporting a […]


    Fourth-quarter scores the difference in Miners’ season opening loss

    August 24th, 2016
    by

      Visiting San Tan Foothills scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to break a 7 – 7 tie and hand San Manuel […]


    Recycling: why, how, where, when and what

    August 24th, 2016
    by

    Pinal County –  Most of us have seen them around the Copper Corridor: the big blue dumpsters that are reserved […]


    Supervisor Rios presents check to CCEDC

    August 24th, 2016
    by

      Supervisor Pete Rios late last week presented a check for $50,000 on behalf of the Pinal County Board of […]


  • Additional Stories

    Friday Night Lights are Here

    13 hours ago
    by

    GLOBE Aug. 19           Casteel                         7 p.m. Aug .26 […]


    Superior Football Seniors Looking Forward to State Title Run

    August 25th, 2016
    by

    The Superior football team enters the 2016 season as a definite state title contender. Last year’s loss in the semifinals […]


    Mammoth Planning and Zoning vamping up for a new fiscal year of Our Quality of Life Program!

    August 24th, 2016
    by

    Mammoth – This year the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC)  is handling both Vacant Properties as well as Occupied Properties, […]


    Primary Election 2016: what’s really at stake?

    August 24th, 2016
    by

        With a very important election on the line this August for the town of Mammoth, it is important […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger

  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather