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GCC HOLIDAY SCHEDULE Gila Community College will be closed for the holidays beginning Dec. 17, to reopen Jan. 2. The spring 2013 semester begins Wed., Jan. 9. Registration is underway, now. Students needing information may call the Gila Pueblo Campus in Globe at 928-425-8481, the Payson Campus at 928-468-8039, or the San Carlos Campus at 928-475-5981; and may register at these campuses Mon. – Fri. from 8 am – 5pm , through Dec. 14 or beginning Jan. 2. Obtain the Spring 2014 schedule at www.gilaccc.org. GCC wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

WALL OF HONOR VFW Post 3584 is seeking photos of veterans and military personnel to be displayed at the VFW Post 3584 of Superior, Arizona. Past veterans, be it you or your husband, wife, father, mother, aunt, uncle, any relative or friend, we want to honor all veterans. To donate photos to be placed on the Wall of Honor, contact Debbie at 689-5820 or Rene at 689-2428 or any member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3584 of Superior, Arizona.

SUPERIOR FOOD BANK FUNDRAISER The Superior Food Bank needs your help in feeding over 150 families for Thanksgiving and Christmas. All it takes is $20 to provide a full meal for one family. Save Money Market will be the drop off point for this special need and there will be other collection points throughout the community.

ADOPT A FLOWER POT On Mon., Dec. 3, 9 am the Adopt a Flower Pot project kicks off. Everyone is welcome to join in, by adopting a pot for $35. For more information stop by the Copper Gecko, 203 Main St. or call Sue Anderson at 602-625-3151 for more details.

MAGMA CLUB The Magma Club is open for rental. Contact the Town of Superior at 520-689-5752 for fees, information and scheduling.

DONATIONS SOUGHT The Superior Chamber of Commerce is gathering toys to donate to the Superior Fire Department for their Christmas Eve toy delivery to the kids of Superior. Please drop off an unwrapped toy in the price range of $1 to $5 at the Copper Gecko, 203 W. Main St., Superior. We appreciate the firemen (and women) spending Christmas Eve delivering toys. Let’s help them out! Questions? Call Leslie Martin at 520-827-1372.

SENIOR CENTER SERVICES Superior Senior Center located at 360 West Main Street, Superior, offers meals in the center for a suggested donation of $2 for persons 60 or older, or those who have a disability. The price of a meal for those under 60 is $4. The meals are served at noon. If anyone needs transportation to or from the center, the suggested donation is $1 for those 60 or older. The price is $1 mandatory for those under 60. We ask that you call by 7:30 a.m. to ensure that your ride is provided for you and to verify your location. If you have any questions regarding the Senior Center and services, please call 520-689-5182.

THRIFT STORE The Superior Seniors have a thrift store which takes clean, gently used items to sell. The hours of operation are 9 a.m. to noon. The store is adjacent to the Senior Center. Please come in and browse the selection of household items, books and clothing.

JFK PRESCHOOL John F. Kennedy Elementary Preschool is now accepting applications for the 2012 – 2013 school year. Children must be four years of age by September 1 and parents/guardians will need to provide proof of income, the child’s birth certificate, and immunization records. Applications are available at JFK Elementary School, 1500 Sunset Drive, Superior. For questions please call 520-689-3039.

SUPERIOR ZUMBA CLASSES Attend Zumba classes with Ericka Real Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. at the Kennedy Elementary Multipurpose Room behind the front building. Class is free, but donations are welcome. Call 520-827-1163 for more information.

SUPERIOR LIBRARY HOURS Beginning August 20, library hours at the Superior Public Library will be Monday – Thursday from noon – 6 p.m.; and closed on Friday.

SUPERIOR HEAD START Superior Head Start is hosting UCLA Health Care Institute’s What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick training on Dec. 13 from noon – 12:30 pm at Head Start, 150 Lobb Ave. This is an awesome training designed to educate on when to take care of your child at home and when to take them to the doctor or hospital and reduce unnecessary emergency and urgent care visits. This training is free. Call 520-689-2812 to sign up.

TOWN OF SUPERIOR GENERAL ELECTION Candidate Packets for the Mar. 13/ May 21, 2013 Town of Superior Primary/General Election will be available at the Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall, 199 N. Lobb Avenue, Superior on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The office of Mayor and three Council Members will be on the ballot. Candidate packets must be turned into the Town Clerk’s office by 5 pm on December 12.

VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE The 18th Annual Celebration of Virgen de Guadalupe will be held on Sat., Dec. 15, at 1 pm, at the home of Braulio and JoAnn Amavisca at 419 W. Quarelli St. in Winkelman. All are welcome!

CHRISTMAS CANDY GIVEAWAY Express Stop will have the Superior Christmas Candy Giveaway on Sun., Dec. 16, at 3 pm. Kids come by and pick up your Christmas bag of goodies while supplies last.

PASTRY BINGO The St. Francis Catholic Church will be holding a Christmas Pastry Bingo on Dec. 16, beginning at 1 pm at St. Mary’s Center. Any and all donations will be appreciated. Please call Steve Lopez at 480-993-9467 or Connie Reyna Perez at 602-703-8858 if you’d like to donate or help. Green, Red and Bean burros will be sold Please call St. Mary’s at 520-689-2116 to place your order. Big Prizes will be offered, such as turkey, ham and Christmas gifts. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of fun!

SANTA AT VFW Santa will visit the Superior VFW Post 3584, 405 Main St., on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 1-3 pm. Children of all ages are welcome to visit Santa, take a photo and receive a bag of goodies. A small donation of $2 per child is requested. The event is sponsored by the member and Ladies Auxiliary of the Superior VFW.

TOYS FOR KIDS The Superior Police Department 30th Annual Toys For Kids is accepting names of families who are currently experiencing financial hardship during this holiday season. To sign up, call 520-689-1961 and provide your family name, address, contact number, name/age/sex of child and address for Santa’s helpers to deliver the presents on Christmas Eve. Donations of new toys and wrapping supplies are welcome. Please drop them off at the police department, 734 W. Main St. The deadline is Dec. 21. For more information use the number above to contact Officer Kathy Noriega.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST The Superior Food Bank is hosting a fundraising Pancake Breakfast at Superior First Baptist Church, 921 S. Belmont in Superior on Sat., Dec. 22 from 7 am – 9 am. All proceeds go to help support the Food Bank. Cost for the breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF SUPERIOR There will be a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Dec. 24 at 6 pm, in the Presbyterian Church of Superior, 100 N. Magma Ave. All are welcome to attend.

USF HOLIDAY DANCE Come to the United Superiorities Foundation Holiday Dance and B.Y.O.B. Pot Luck at the Resurrection Catholic Church, 3210 S. Evergreen Rd., Tempe, featuring music by Armor Gomez. Only 100 tickets will be sold and only in advance. Reserve a table for 10, today for Sat., Dec. 29, 5:30 pm -11 pm. All beverages must be in aluminum or plastic containers, and potluck items should be at least 12 servings. Tickets are $30 for a couple or $15 for a single. Call Charlie Higuera at 480-354-1944; Linda Real at 480-834-1670; Marcella Garcia at 480-550-1578 or Sylvia Perez at 520-689-5733 for more information.

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