QuikTrip stores in the Valley are undergoing a major overhaul, one even the occasional visitor may have noticed already. The company is changing the format of its stores to be more full-service, and the format change seems to be a successful one.
Mesa Community College has received a grant from the EPA totaling just more than $80,000, which it plans to use for stimulating interest and education in a variety of new agriculture techniques best suited to Mesa’s increasingly urban environment.
Ballet is a complex work of art, one that requires exquisite timing and perfect grace to appease an audience hungry for beauty. Even pure brilliance isn’t enough to satisfy those viewers; the great Igor Stravinsky caused a riot when he deviated from those standards with “The Rite of Spring” in 1913.
Alex Nsengimana wasn’t familiar with many of the contents in the shoebox delivered to his Rwandan orphanage, so he pulled out the candy cane and bit into it — wrapper and all. He received his first Christmas present from Operation Christmas Child — an organization that packs shoeboxes with presents and delivers them to impoverished children across the world.
Producing over 500 yards of offense on most Friday nights usually gets the job done for Desert Ridge. Not on this night, however, and not against a Brophy team hungry for a little payback after a bitter state playoff defeat last year at the hands of the Jaguars.
The closest Arete Preparatory Academy came to scoring in its 68-0 loss to Gilbert Christian was a stop at the Knights’ 5-yard line, and the offense ended up turning the ball over on downs. Benji Taylor ran the other 95 yards back on the next play, scoring the last of 10 touchdowns the Gilbert Christian Knights produced in a homecoming romp.
The game was a tale of two halves. In the first, Valley Christian (2-3) was able to hang with Tempe Prep. In the second half, however, the Knights (4-1) were able to pull away and turned the game into a 45-21 rout.
Grand Marshal Zona Mae McAdams Shepherd, 95, waves during the Chandler High School homecoming parade on Arizona Ave on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Having graduated in 1938. Shepherd is the oldest Chandler High alum.
Jessica Davis watches her pizza being made by Aileen Vazquez and Curaun Thompson while Cynthia Navarrete and Andy Horn man the counter at the QT Kitchens in QuikTrip on Baseline Rd in Tempe on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.