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Robotics Club Provides Students with a Fun Way to Learn

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

On Saturday, December 4, engineering met medicine as the Salt River Elementary School (SRES) 21st Century After-School Program’s Robotics Club participated in the FIRST Lego League “Body Forward” Challenge Western Regional Competition at Supai Elementary School in Scottsdale, Arizona. The event was coordinated by the FIRST Lego League in conjunction with the Arizona State University Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering.


Seniors Make Tamales

By Angela Willeford
Au-Authm Action News

On December 2, seniors from Salt River and Lehi gathered at the Lehi Senior Center to make tamales, an all-time favorite during the holidays on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Community member Cecilia Antone (known around the Community as Tweety) demonstrated the tamale-making process and taught the seniors so they could learn how to make them on their own. It was a fun way for the seniors to learn and enjoy each other’s company.


Saddleback Communications Recognized By Phoenix Business Journal as a “Best Place to Work”

By Jennifer Hernandez
Au-Authm Action News

Saddleback Communications was honored at the Phoenix Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” luncheon on December 2 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa. The company placed No. 24 in the Micro category, for businesses with 1–49 employees.


Cotton Harvesting in the Community

By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News

Since early this spring, farmers have been working preparing fields in the Community for the cotton crop. Adam Hatley who oversees the Associated Farms remembered when his father “Sonny” who is well known in the Community first started working and became a partner for the company back in 1976 and how much time he put into the work he did. Originally in 1972, Associated Farms was owned by Gilbert Rogers.