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Tuesday, November 5 2013

Nov 5 2013 - 11:58pm
Dorman J. Combest, 91, Sierra Vista resident since 1973, passed away on Oct. 20, 2013. No services are planned.
Nov 5 2013 - 8:50pm
SIERRA VISTA — The week may not have started the way she wanted, but by Friday, Leah Landrum Taylor was well on her way to recovering with renewed focus on her next objective: Arizona Secretary of State. Taylor began last week as the minority whip in the State Senate, but lost that position in a surprising vote by fellow Democratic caucus members. The caucus gathered in Phoenix to consider another party position, but during the meeting...
Nov 5 2013 - 8:47pm
To the Editor: The annual Loving Them Both Fundraising Banquet benefiting Care Net Pregnancy Center was an outstanding success! Through the generosity of those attending and the underwriters, a little over $60,000 was raised breaking all previous records.  A huge thank you to the following table underwriters: Ace Hardware, Mr. and Mrs. Barry Austin, Banner Printing, Mark Browning, C.P.A., Calvary St. David, Canyon State Wireless,...
Nov 5 2013 - 8:42pm
To the Editor: On the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, a group of concerned citizens gathered to remember this horrific event and discuss a future where higher temperatures, droughts, mega storms and wildfires will become more prevalent due to climate change. Though we come from diverse backgrounds and political parties, we all acknowledge that climate change is caused by our human generated emission of greenhouse gases. While...
Nov 5 2013 - 8:39pm
Free lunch lectures this semester sponsored by Cochise College continue this week in Sierra Vista. The lecture is from 12:10 to 1 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in room 702 of the Sierra Vista Campus is “Alpacas in 50 Minutes or Less” with Lisa Thompson. For more information, visit www.cochise.edu/cll, call (520) 515-5492 or email training@cochise.edu. The Jewish Women’s Group of Sierra Vista will...
Nov 5 2013 - 8:32pm
SIERRA VISTA — Abandonment of a portion of Quail Run Drive was recommended Tuesday night by the planning and zoning commission, setting the stage for new development along Highway 92 that will include a stoplight intersection and a private access roadway. The commission’s recommendation will be considered by the city council at its Nov. 19 meeting at 4:30 p.m. The proposal includes a private access roadway leading from the...
Nov 5 2013 - 6:10pm
If you are a candidate, or have plans to be one in Arizona, good luck complying with state campaign finance laws. Donation limits for all candidates — including the local town council seat to the top office of governor — have been the subject of an ongoing dispute for months in the state judicial system. This week, the two top lawmakers in the Legislature, Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin, have petition the...
Nov 5 2013 - 6:02pm
SIERRA VISTA - Estevez “Quite Riot” Jones is Sierra Vista’s biggest star in Mixed Martial Arts since the sport’s original champion, Don Frye. But the last year has been a tough one for the former King of the Cage and World Fighting Federation champion. He took his show on the road to Russia last sfall, but in blocking a kick headed for his head, sent by Salimgirey Rasulov, Jones broke his forearm. Upon recovering from that,...
Nov 5 2013 - 6:02pm
TUCSON  - A pair of road wins against the Pac-12’s weakest team bolstered the Arizona Wildcats’ confidence, and more importantly, their standing in the conference. But things are about to get real on Saturday night when 20th ranked UCLA visits Arizona Stadium. “It’s a big game,” said Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez. “You could say they’re all important and count as one, and that’s true, but when it’s a ranked team, you’re home...
Nov 5 2013 - 5:06pm
Henry W. Sanders, “Junior,” went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.  He was a resident of Bisbee since the age of 9, having previously lived with his family in Double Adobe.  Henry was born on the Sanders Family ranch in Turkey Creek on Oct. 1, 1932. Many remember Henry as “Junior,” who worked as a meat-cutter at Nu-Way Market in Bakersville for 21 years.  He served in the Army during the...
Nov 5 2013 - 5:02pm
BISBEE — Steve Pauken will be calling Winslow home 60 days from now as he steps into the city manager job in the historic, high-desert town of 10,000 people.   Dave Coolidge, with Winslow Human Resources, said that the city council approved a contract with Pauken Tuesday afternoon.   Pauken has been with Bisbee since January, 2006, and has been looking for a new position with new challenges. He was...
Nov 5 2013 - 3:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — Local entrepreneurs and BrightStar Care owners, Allyn and Michelle Nock were recently recognized at BrightStar’s national conference as a distinguished recipients of the company’s Clinical Excellence Award. BrightStar Care is a national franchise with more than 250 locations in 38 states that provide medical and non-medical care to private clients within their homes, as well as supplemental care staff to ...
Nov 5 2013 - 3:22pm
SIERRA VISTA— Hefting bags and boxes teeming with clothes, food, toys and blankets, Dick McColley stuffed the cockpit of his Piper Archer on Tuesday morning, much like he has each year for nearly three decades. McColley will be joined by about seven other pilots departing the Sierra Vista Municipal Airport on Saturday morning — providing the weather cooperates — in route to the Window Rock, the capital of the Navajo Nation, where they...
Nov 5 2013 - 3:22pm
I have long argued that the Arizona Interscholastic Association would be better run, and could give cash-strapped public schools a considerable break on their membership dues, by reducing its staff to six secretaries and drafting one Kennesaw Mountain Landis-type of retired judge as a commissioner to arbitrate all contested matters. That attitude may be channeling a bit too much Ron Swanson, the strict libertarian/government employee...
Nov 5 2013 - 3:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — Tombstone Marshal Billy Cloud is leaving his job of the last three years this month to work in another aspect of the law as the new Chief Deputy Clerk of the Cochise County Superior Court. Cloud will start the job Nov. 24 after he was appointed to the position by Clerk of the Superior Court Mary Ellen Dunlap recently, said Kenny Reeves, business manager for the court. The court announced the hiring in a press release...
Nov 5 2013 - 3:22pm
PHOENIX — Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced today that they along with partners Keep Arizona Beautiful (KAZB) and the ADOT Adopt A Highway Programs will conduct an “Environmental Resources Road Show” in Sierra Vista on Thursday, Nov. 14 to assist city and Cochise County residents with a range of resources to address potential environmental problems.  The event will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at...
Nov 5 2013 - 3:22pm
SIERRA VISTA — A number of events connected with Veterans Day will begin Friday. At noon Friday, the groundbreaking for a chapel on the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery will take place. Funds for the chapel had to be privately raised, as neither the federal government nor the state, which operates the cemetery, could use taxpayers’ funds for the project. The cemetery’s nonprofit...
Nov 5 2013 - 3:02pm
BISBEE — The Cochise County Board of Supervisors unanimously denied an appeal by a Maricopa County resident who wanted a special use permit revoked for a company that plans to grow marijuana in an existing greenhouse near Willcox.  West Edge, LLC, was granted the permit to grow medical marijuana and produce a range of medical products at a facility on Greenhouse Road at a meeting Sept. 11. County planning and zoning commissioners...
Nov 5 2013 - 2:32pm
By Earl Doane For the Herald/Review This week In produce we are seeing some rarities, such as fresh mushrooms and ginger. The crafts are unique with plenty of Southwestern flair. New food includes Baba’s Middle Eastern cuisine. The Youth Outreach “Art Fun” booth continues to meet with great fun and creativity and provides healthy snacks for participants.  This week’s music The hauntingly beautiful...
Nov 5 2013 - 2:30pm
By Laura Foor For the Herald/Review Christmas in November? I know, I know — it’s not even Thanksgiving yet and the stores already have their Christmas decorations out on display. Although I try to avoid thinking too far ahead when it comes to holiday shopping so I can actually enjoy the days leading up to Christmas, I figure that now is a really good time to start doing some early holiday shopping at the market because right now...
Nov 5 2013 - 2:28pm
The case for  grass-fed beef The way cows are fed can have a major effect on the nutrient composition of the beef. Whereas cattle today are often fed grains, the animals we ate throughout history roamed free and ate grass. Many studies have shown that the nutrients in beef can vary depending on what the cows eat. It’s not only important what we eat, but also matters what the foods that we eat, ate! The big difference...
Nov 5 2013 - 2:21pm
Engagement Announcement Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Hemesath of Sierra Vista, Ariz., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Marie Hemesath to Joseph John Pucillo, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Pucillo of Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. JoAnne Pucillo of Riverview, Fla. The future bride graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education. She is employed as a Rehab Massage Therapist...
Nov 5 2013 - 2:19pm
All the actors who perform with Bisbee’s Obscure Productions are flexible, playing any dramatic or comic role each is given. In two weeks, many of BOP’s most flexible and talented actors will be appearing in “Up with Sheeple,” BOP’s 11th (Almost) Annual Comedy Show.  The show runs for only one weekend, Nov. 22 to 24. Shows are at Central School Project, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. ...
Nov 5 2013 - 2:13pm
Sierra Vista School District Buena High School Buena is a very busy place right now. Congratulations to the hundreds of kids who achieved recognition this week either with the band, the cheerleaders, our sports teams, our robotics team, and JROTC. The list is endless and proves what we already know. Buena students are the absolute best and we are very proud of them. There is no school on Monday in recognition of Veterans Day. We...
Nov 5 2013 - 1:45pm
Christiane Heyde, Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Southeastern Arizona, will give a sermon, “Could it be that gratitude is one of the most powerful forces in the University?” this Sunday. As Thanksgiving is approaching, many of us focus on feasts, family and football a lot more than thankfulness, but it is time to discover and explore the adventure and delight gratitude can bring into our lives. Come explore gratitude anew...
Nov 5 2013 - 11:02am
BISBEE — The Bisbee Foundation has provided funds to make electronic records of the graves at historic Evergreen Cemetery available to the public.  Prior to Tuesday’s city council meeting, foundation president and city councilman Doug Dunn presented $1,421 to Mayor Adrianna Badal made in memory of the late Nancy Davies, the co-founder of The Bisbee Foundation, who worked tirelessly on recording the grave sites. The funding...
Nov 5 2013 - 11:02am
October 29 12:14 p.m. A caller reported a male subject was threatening her after running her off the road on Main Street in Old Bisbee. 2:13 p.m. A resident on the 100 block of C Street reported someone had driven through his front fence sometime during the evening hours last night. 3:22 p.m. A caller reported someone damaged a rental property on the zero block of Brewery Avenue. 8:43 p.m. An identified female...
Nov 5 2013 - 10:52am
BENSON – A man who held a woman at knifepoint, then took her car during an incident at the University of Arizona on Wednesday (Oct. 30) ended up in Benson where he attempted a second carjacking that same day, an incident that escalated into a high speed chase and subsequent arrest. The suspect, Christopher Fortier of Tucson, held a woman at knifepoint on the UA campus sometime around 5 p.m. Wednesday and took off with her car. The...
Nov 5 2013 - 10:12am
Readers of this column may find it useful to go to the scrapbook, drawer or box where they have saved clippings of all the editions of “From Shadow Ridge,” and read the Jan. 20, 2013, column entitled “Come Midnight, My Love.” It is the first we learn of Alfred E. Hodges, a romantic prequel to our series, “Once Upon a Future.”  For those who have not saved their clippings faithfully, the story can be found by Googleling “Come Midnight,...
Nov 5 2013 - 8:38am
Quote of the day: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – British prime minister, statesman Winston Churchill (1874-1965)  *** Picture yourself as a movie actor of some note. Picture yourself as the star of an ongoing popular TV series. Now picture yourself spending your weekend not at some New York bistro or Hollywood hangout, but rather traveling to Memphis, Temecula, Calif., and then to Fort Huachuca...
Nov 5 2013 - 12:06am
By Mertie Stompro For the Herald/Review  PRESCOTT — The third race of the Arizona High School Mountain Bike season offered a twisty and hilly race course that climbed to nearly 6,000 feet of elevation in the pine-laden mountains around Prescott.  Buena had their full complement of racers in Prescott with the hopes of increasing their team points and overall team standings. Head Coach Mark LaPaglia knew that the unique...

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