Harrison Rhoades sits and reminisces about his life in the military, Salt River Police Department and as an artist. Photo by Shaylene Kochampanasken

Ninety Years of Life Gave Community Elder Many Opportunities

Au-Authm Action News

In June, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community elder and Army National Guard veteran Harrison Rhoades celebrated his 90th birthday with friends and his entire family. Rhoades was surprised as he was recognized for his many talents, accomplishments and services throughout his lifetime. What he thought was going to be a family gathering for his birthday celebration grew into more of an awards ceremony for Rhoades, although he didn’t mind.
Au-Authm Action News thought it would be a good idea to feature Rhoades as well, which led me to meet this ver

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15 “STARTING A BUSINESS”-Part 1 at SRFSI Chaparral Office, 8800 E. Chaparral Scottsdale, AZ. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Comprehensive overview of all the basics of starting a business. (must complete both parts to be eligible for SRFSI Financing) For more info. call Cortasha Begaye (480) 850-5725



THE LORI PIESTEWA NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN GAMES at Fort McDowell, Salt River and the Greater Fountain Hills area. Basketball, baseball, cross country, softball, track & field, volleyball and wrestling. For more info. call Grand Canyon State Games (480) 517-9700



23RD ANNUAL WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIVE AMERICAN ART FESTIVAL & PRE-SHOW at Hon-Dah Resort & Casino, 777 Hwy 260 Pinetop, Az. 6-9 p.m. Price: $15-$20 For more info. call (928) 369-7600


PIIPAASH GOURD RATTLE MAKING-1st Session at OPLP Courtyard, 7 -11 a.m. Open to enrolled SRPMIC members over the age of 14 yrs. Sign up is on a first come, first serve basis. Class in limited to 10 participants. For more info. call OPLP (480) 362-5501
19 DISTRICT “A” MEETING-(Dixie Padilla) Council Chambers, 6 p.m. For more info. please call (480) 362-7466/7469 to confirm meeting time and location
19 SRPMIC COMMUNITY MEETING at Salt River Community Bldg., 6 p.m. This meeting is to discuss previously presented material regarding the casino loan/per capita impact. Enrolled Community member only meeting. Tribal ID’s required. For more info. call Administration (480) 362-7466/7400
19-23 6TH ANNUAL SR COMMUNITY BASKETBALL CAMP at Salt River High School Gym, Boys and girls, 8-18 yrs. Special clinics include: passing, dribbling, shooting, defense, and rebounding. Registration: $20 for all participants. For more info. call Shawn Lytle (480) 362-2021
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