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AZ State Mammal wins Mascot Race Co-authors help raise funds for cancer research


A 6-foot-tall ringtail, Johnny “JR” Ringo, the Arizona State Mammal Mascot associated with Chandler’s Five Star Publications’ newest children’s activity book, “Arizona Way Out West & Wacky” by SanTan Sun News Editor Lynda Exley and co-author Conrad J. Storad, blew past the competition to win the recently held Gilbert Days Mascot Race. It was JR’s fi rst time entering the 60-yard dash. “JR did our state proud,” says Exley. “Event organizers told us the Jamba Juice Banana usually wins the race, so JR drew on his inner animal to blast past JJ Banana before he had a chance to split.”


The next opportunity fans will have to meet JR is at A+ Book Fairs at 45 Sunway Dr. in Gilbert from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 3, when he is joined by both co-authors. His appearance is in conjunction with Writers Unite to Fight Cancer, and $2 for every copy of “Arizona Way Out West & Wacky” sold at the event goes to the


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Shape up with Free Workout Wednesday Free Zumba, Bootcamp, Body Sculpt, Pilates and


Smart Moves Step Aerobics classes are offered every Wednesday by Chandler’s Results Health and Fitness in support of the nationwide Get Active America! program.


Submitted photo by Linda F. Radke, Five Star Publications, Inc.


AZ STATE MAMMAL: Johnny “JR” Ringo stretches out for the 27th Annual Gilbert Days Mascot Race.


Submitted photo by Linda F. Radke, Five Star Publications, Inc.


BEAT THE BANANA: JR checks out his competition at the Gilbert Days Mascot Race.


American Association for Cancer Research.


The 112-page oversized book sells for $11.95. In addition to JR, Storad and Exley, the event features a host of other local authors and the Arizona Rattlers. “Arizona Way Out West and Wacky,” an Offi cial Arizona Centennial Legacy Project, is distributed by Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Pacifi c Four Sales and available at www.Amazon.com, www.BarnesAndNoble.com and www.AZWOWW.com, and will soon be at Valley book stores, www.Walmart.com and www.Target.com. Additional information is posted at www.AZWOWW.com.


To reach Five Star Publications, Inc., call 480-940-8182 or visit www.FiveStarPublications.com. For more details on the AHAC Centennial Legacy Project, visit www.azcentennial.gov.


Seating is limited and reservations can be made by calling 480-779-8646. For more information, visit www.bldchandler.com.


Submitted photo by Linda F. Radke, Five Star Publications, Inc.


WINNING TEAM: JR shows off his winning plaque to “Arizona Way Out West & Wacky” co-author Lynda Exley.


The program’s goal is to make exercise more accessible to Americans and help them to take the fi rst step toward a healthier lifestyle. “Results Health and Fitness realizes how diffi cult it is to make healthy lifestyle changes and how important it is to have the support of those around you,” says Tammi Jacobs, owner Results Health and Fitness. “The most cost-effective and easiest way for people to get healthy is by exercising.”


The class schedule for Free Workout Wednesday is 5:30 a.m. Bootcamp; 8:30 a.m. Body Sculpt; 4:45 a.m. Smart Moves Step Aerobics; 5:30 p.m. Zumba and 6:30 p.m. Pilates.


Results Health and Fitness is located at 930 E. Pecos Rd., Suite 6 in Chandler. To learn more, call 480-857- 7581, send email to resultsfi tness123@gmail.com or visit www.resultshealthandfi tness.com.


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