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Donate to Bald for Bryan
The account is directly linked to the Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation. Here is the link to their webpage, http://pch/

Crossing Guard of the Year Contest
To honor outstanding crossing guards in Maricopa and Pima counties, AAA Arizona is calling for nominations for its sixth annual Crossing Guard of the Year Award. The deadline to submit nominations is March 12. The auto club's traffic safety staff will evaluate nominations to select finalists for the award based on dedication, friendliness, professionalism and safety. The honors will then be awarded to two honorees, one from Maricopa County and one from Pima County, who demonstrate the best example of the procedures and responsibilities outlined in AAA's Handbook for Adult Crossing Guards. Winners will be announced on Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, April 26. Winners will receive a recognition plaque and a $100 Target gift card, courtesy of AAA Arizona. Last year, Sue Turpin of Waggoner Elementary School in Tempe and April LaBlue of Lulu Walker Elementary School in Tucson earned the coveted title.

Nomination forms are available at all Maricopa County and Pima County school district offices or can be downloaded online at Completed forms can be mailed to AAA Arizona, Attn: Public Affairs, 2375 E. Camelback Road, Ste. 500, Phoenix, AZ 85016, faxed to 602-266-1736, or emailed to Nominations must be submitted by March 12, 2013.

Money Matters: Decrease your tax burden
Robert F. Hockensmith, CPA
6232 N Seventh Street, Ate 110
Phoenix, AZ 85014-1854
602-264-9331 office