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 (518 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

    San Manuel VFW helps veterans on Warrior Hike

    April 20th, 2017
    by

      The Veterans of Foreign Wars Local 2767 has helped another group of veterans while they are participating in a […]


    Palo Verde RV Park plans expansion

    April 20th, 2017
    by

      Tom and Rosemarie Slotter have been the owners of the Palo Verde RV Park since 2013.  The couple purchased […]


    Air quality flags are flying in Hayden and Winkelman

    April 20th, 2017
    by

      Colored flags are flying, Monday through Friday, at the Town Hall of both Hayden and Winkelman, as well as […]


    Copper Corridor residents invited to Fiesta de la Primavera in San Manuel

    April 20th, 2017
    by

      St. Bartholomew’s annual Fiesta de la Primavera is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, at the parish grounds, Park and […]


  • Additional Stories

    Acclaimed bluegrass band coming to Kearny

    April 20th, 2017
    by

      Jeff Scroggins and Colorado are one of the nation’s most electrifying and entertaining bluegrass bands on center stage these […]


    Lady Miners getting defensive in victories

    April 20th, 2017
    by

      The sixth-ranked San Manuel softball team is 5 – 1 in its last six games and has given up […]


    Family Science Night: Hayden-Winkelman Unified School District and University of Arizona Work Together to Spark Student’s Interest in Environmental STEM Learning

    April 20th, 2017
    by

      Come and enjoy free hamburgers and hot dogs while participating in hands-on science activities at the University of Arizona […]


    Pinal County Provider Fair open to public 

    April 20th, 2017
    by

       Pinal County Provider Fair is set for this Friday, April 21, 2017, in Florence. More than 45 agencies – […]


  • Copperarea

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