• Environmental Engineering Students from the University of Guanajuato Learn about Waste Water Treatment at GateWay (EOC)

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    By Daisy Araujo

    GWCC-WRT-Guanajuato-1It all started with Mario Castaneda and University of Guanajuato professors Javier Rubio Velasquez and Gilberto Carreño Aguilera. The three had the common interest of finding solutions to problems such as a lack of groundwater, which is the main water problem in Guanajuato, says Carreño, “We don’t have much water in Guanajuato.”

    Together, they began a program with the objective of teaching, as well as learning from each other, water resources engineering with the first class of students participating in Fall 2013. The collaboration has included trips to Phoenix for the professors and students. The most recent trip took place in June 2015 where the students and Carreño, a chemistry professor, spent a week at GateWay Community College with Castaneda. [Read More…]

  • Ophthalmic Assistant Program Receives International Accreditation (EOC)

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    OAMaricopa Skill Center (MSC) recently received accreditation from the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).

    MSC is the only school in Arizona to offer an Ophthalmic Assistant program. The accreditation is valid for three years and allows MSC students and alumni of the program to sit for their Certified Ophthalmic Assistant exam after working in the industry for 500 hours.

    “We are excited to receive the accreditation,” MSC Assistant Executive Director CJ Wurster said. “The accreditation validates the credibility of our program and the need present in the industry for a program like ours.” [Read More…]

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  • Food In lieu of Fines (EOC)

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    maricopa-libraryFood for Fines Program Benefits Library Customers and Communities in Need

    Maricopa County Library District customers who owe library fines can get as much as $50 forgiven July 12-19 through the Library District’s Food for Fines program.

    Customers can bring in nonperishable food items to any District library for credit of $2 per item. A maximum of $50 can be waived.

    “Food for Fines benefits everybody,” said Steve Chucri, chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. “This is a creative way for library customers to reduce or eliminate fines while helping our community and neighbors,” he added. [Read More…]

  • Gilbert Fire & Rescue Department’s Annual Back to School Supply Drive


    gilbert-fire-logoDate: July 1st – 28th, 2015

    Gilbert, Ariz. – Gilbert Fire & Rescue Department will be hosting our annual Back to School Supply Drive benefiting Gilbert Public School children in need.

    The supply drive will start on July 1st and continue through July 28th. We are collecting a variety of classroom needs including: backpacks, 3 ring binders, notebooks, pencils and pens, colored markers and a variety of other items. [Read More…]

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  • Stuff the Bus Back to School Supply Drive (EOC)


    Come out and support the Pinal County Sheriff’s annual, “Stuff the Bus” Back to School Supply Drive!

    Help a child who needs assistance on Saturday July 11th, 2015 at Wal-Mart in San Tan Valley AZ, 1725 W Hunt Hwy in front of the store.

    Please come out and help us stuff the bus.stuff-the-bus

  • Back to School Breakfast Ideas (EOC)


    (Family Features) It’s the most wonderful time of the year – back to school. But getting kids excited for the day is not exactly easy when faced with a school day morning.

    In order to get the energy up and keep it there, a good breakfast is essential. Break away from boring breakfasts with these tasty recipes. Nothing will bring your kids down the stairs faster than the smell of Brown Sugar Glazed Bacon in the morning. Add in a kick of Texas Pete and this sweet and salty bacon recipe is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Or take a breakfast trip south of the border. These Steak and Egg Soft Shell Tacos feature juicy skirt steak, potatoes and cheddar cheese, served up with fresh and flavorful Green Mountain Gringo salsa.

    For these and more tasty meal ideas to get kids and parents excited and ready for the day, visit texaspete.com and greenmountaingringo.com.

    12551_ATexas Pete Brown Sugar Glazed Bacon

    1/3 cup Texas Pete original hot sauce
    1 pound thick-cut bacon
    1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon brown sugar (for finishing)

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Lay bacon in even layer on parchment lined sheet tray. Mix 1/2 cup brown sugar and hot sauce together. Using pastry brush, brush thin even layer of mixture over top of bacon and bake 10 minutes. Remove tray from oven and brush bacon with glaze; flip bacon over and brush with glaze. Return tray to oven for another 10 minutes.

    Repeat every 10 minutes for one hour total, pouring off excess bacon fat as needed. Sprinkle top of bacon with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar before last 10 minutes of baking. Watch bacon carefully near the end of bake time as it will begin to brown quickly. Remove tray from oven; let cool for 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

    Steak and Egg Soft Shell Tacos12551_B

    1 cup Green Mountain Gringo Medium or Mild Salsa
    1 pound skirt steak
    Salt, to taste
    Pepper, to taste
    4 tablespoons olive oil
    1 (14.5-ounce) can diced new potatoes, drained well
    6 eggs, beaten
    1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    9 (6-inch) flour tortillas

    Cook steak on grill or saute pan. If using grill, heat grill to high. If using saute pan, heat pan to medium-high heat.

    Season steak with salt and pepper. When pan or grill is hot, begin cooking steak, approximately 4-5 minutes on each side for medium temperature steak. When steak is cooked to your liking, remove from heat and allow to rest 5 minutes before slicing.

    While steak is resting, place large saute pan on high heat and add 2-4 tablespoons olive oil followed by potatoes and pinch of salt and pepper. Begin frying until golden brown and crispy, approximately 3-5 minutes. Once potatoes are cooked, add beaten eggs and cook until scrambled. Turn off heat and add cheese.

    Slice steak thinly against grain of meat.

    Place flour tortillas in microwave 30 seconds or long enough to lightly warm them.

    Portion egg and potato mixture evenly between flour tortillas followed by sliced steak and approximately 1-2 tablespoons salsa and serve immediately.

    Source: TW Garner Food Company

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