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Color a pepper for a good cause

Visit any Chili’s Grill & Bar across the country on Monday and 100 percent of all profits will be donated to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The event is part of Chili’s month-long Create-A-Pepper to Fight Childhood Cancer campaign.

To date, Chili’s has raised more than $25 million for St. Jude, reaching the halfway point to its 10-year goal of $50 million.

Once completed, Chili’s contribution will be the largest donation from a single partner campaign in St. Jude history.

Chili’s has raised funds for St. Jude since the Create-A-Pepper campaign developed into a national program in 2004.

The promotion grew out of a local effort that began in 2002, when seven Memphis-area employees raised $14,000 with nothing more than crayons and chili pepper coloring sheets.

For more information, to purchase Create-A-Pepper T-shirts and keys, to donate to the campaign or to create an e-pepper, visit www.createapepper.com.

Open house Saturday at Star Valley riding facility

Come out to Star Valley Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. to learn about horseback riding lessons at Patterson Farm.

Owner Shari Patterson-Blaylock said her family has owned the business for the last 20 years. Patterson offers training in every style of riding, from english to western, all on a 28-acre training facility.

On Saturday, current students will give riding demonstrations and staff will offer pony rides for children.

Directions: In Star Valley, turn south on Moonlight Drive, between the Lamplighter RV Resort and ProBuild.

Continue through two stop signs and go past Houston Creek RV Park.

Take a left on Sprague Road and continue up a hill, staying to the right. Drive until the road turns into the property. If you get lost, call Patterson-Blaylock at (928) 978-4478.

GCC offers real estate classes

For the Fall 2009 term, Gila Community College is offering short-term Saturday classes in Payson.

Real Estate renewal classes include:

Broker audit and commission rules, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Fair housing, Oct. 3 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Basic exchange tax, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Advanced exchange tax, Oct. 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Agency, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Disclosure, Oct. 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Contract laws, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Beneficiary deeds, Oct. 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost is $20 per class in advance or $25 per class on the day of instruction.

Hours are clock hours, not credit courses, and are part of the CTE Program.

Credits listed are Arizona Department of Realty credits, not EAC or GCC academic.

24 hours of continuing education for real estate licenses are mandatory for renewal in each 24 months of licensing period.

Two of the three real estate law classes qualify for general hours, meaning two can be used for either the law requirement or for the six general hours allowed.

The 18 mandatory and six general hours satisfy the Arizona Department of Real Estate’s requirements of 24 renewal continuing education hours for all sale and broker licenses.

Call (928) 468-8039 for more information, or to register, stop by 201 N. Mud Springs Road.

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