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Resident celebrates 90th! Ordell Larson, longtime resident of Palo

Verde at Sun Lakes, recently celebrated his 90th birthday. The celebration was attended by many of his close friends and relatives living in the Mesa area as well as his sons, Jon and Tom Larson from Colorado and California, his daughter-in- law Audrey Angello-Larson, his daughter and son-in-law Tanya and David Traxler and his wife Kaye. More than 28 nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great- nephews and other members of the extended Larson family helped Ordell celebrate this landmark in his life as well as being the family patriarch. Ordell, also known as Chico to his

students in the Rock and Gem class, taught jewelry design for the Sun Lakes community. An accomplished southwest- style jewelry maker as well as a wood carver using the name Chico One Spur, Ordell has created many authentic and treasured kachina statues that are prized by family and friends. His jewelry designs are proudly worn by members of his family.

A retired cattle rancher and real estate broker, Ordell was a valued member of


San Tan Hyundai achieves #1 Status for 2012

Hyundai Motor Company recently named

Earnhardt San Tan Hyundai in Gilbert the No. 1 volume Hyundai store in Arizona for 2012, which is the fourth time it has won this award in recent years. San Tan Hyundai, which has been located in the San Tan Motorplex since April 2008, sold more new Hyundai is in 2012 than any other dealer in Arizona. The offi cial award presentation was held

at San Tan Hyundai on March 28, starting at 11:30 a.m. Several Hyundai Motor Company executives and Earnhardt family members attended. General Manager Tom Scheurn says

Ordell Larson, longtime resident of Palo Verde at Sun Lakes, recently celebrated his 90th birthday.

the cattle and horse communities in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area where

— LARSON cont. on page 49

Derrick Hatami, Regional General Manager, Western Region, Hyundai Motor America (right) congratulates Tom Scheurn, General Manager of Earnhardt San Tan Hyundai (left) at No. 1 in Arizona Award Ceremony March 28, 2013.

there are several reasons why the dealership has succeeded. “Hyundai Motor Company manufactures the best vehicle I have ever sold; most of my friends and relatives drive them,” said Tom. “The vehicles seem to sell themselves; when a customer drives one it is much easier for them to decide. It’s really great to sell vehicles that are not plagued with drivability or mechanical issues.” Scheurn said that San Tan Hyundai has sold over 5800 new Hyundai’s since the dealership opened April 15, 2008. Their goal is to compete for the title of the largest Hyundai dealer in the nation. Scheurn further stated, “The philosophy of

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our founder, Tex Earnhardt, has always been to treat people how he would want to be treated and if you make them happy they will not only come back but will refer their friends and relatives! I think when people meet our sales staff and see the brand new state-of-the- art

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have towards our customers. We are currently expanding our facility to accommodate our tremendous growth. We have a great location on Val Vista and the 202 and Hyundai is consistently moving forward with modern design and technology. Currently Hyundai has the most fuel effi cient vehicles in America and truly the best warranty of any manufacturer.” Tom Scheurn grew up in the Valley and met

the Earnhardt’s while competing at a junior rodeo. Hal (Tex’s oldest son) and Tom roomed together while competing for the Central Arizona College rodeo team. Tom earned his SAG card at 18 years old and appeared in several local and national commercials. He continued to ride rough stock in the PRCA for over 20 years while he sold cars during the week days. He was an Arizona Junior Rodeo Bull and Bare Back Riding Champion and in 1985 he won the Turquoise Circuit Bare Back Championship. Tom is a 38 year Earnhardt employee and was born and raised in the East Valley area. He and his wife Tamy have fi ve children and 12 grandchildren. “We are all very pleased to again achieve

the honor of being the No. 1 Hyundai dealer in Arizona,” Scheurn said. “We will continue to do our best not only as a sales leader, but also a leader in customer satisfaction. With the commitment from Hyundai to keep us stocked with inventory and to continue their aggressive marketing strategies, I am excited about what the future will bring for our customers and Earnhardt San Tan Hyundai.” 

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