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Thursday, October 4 2012

Oct 4 2012 - 11:58pm
Sierra Vista School District Buena High School Today is the last day of school before fall Break. Today is a half day for teacher in-service, and students will be dismissed at 10:43 a.m. School will resume on Oct. 15. Report cards will go home on Oct. 19. Parents are reminded they can access student grades through Parent Vue, but grades will be updated until Wednesday, Oct.17, for report cards.  For our athletes: Try-outs...
Oct 4 2012 - 11:55pm
  Forerunners Outreach Ministry invites all to join them for their “Oldies but Goodies” Sing Along of Hymns and Praises as they lift up the name of Jesus on Oct. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Park. They invite the participation of church choirs, praise singers soloists, musicians, skit performers, to help them sing and play some of the old church songs.  RSVP to Evangelist H.B. Williams at 732-...
Oct 4 2012 - 11:54pm
There are a few special agents running around Palominas elementary and junior high schools. The mission they’ve completed? Proven skills in swift math. In its first year, Operation PINTO aims to move students away from a reliance on calculators. “It’s an incentive to learn mental math, so we don’t count on our fingers,” said Lindsay Cushman, who teaches P.E. and administers the second (and more difficult)...
Oct 4 2012 - 10:31pm
TOMBSTONE — After being shutout 53-0 at the hands of Willcox, and then giving up 30 points the following week against a Baboquivari team that hadn’t scored half that many points in their first five games, the Tombstone Yellowjackets went into their homecoming game last week as considerable underdogs to an improving Rio Rico squad. But the Jackets came out strong and didn’t let up, winning 35-29 to get back into the race...
Oct 4 2012 - 9:12pm
The astronomy world is all abuzz about the prospect of a newly discovered comet heading our way, that may be the brightest one to be seen during the past few hundred years. Most information available about comet C/2012S1 or (ISON) is speculative and subject to change or correction between now and the anticipated arrival date of November 2013. Here’s what we know so far: 1. Comet C/2012S1 or ISON was discovered jointly by astronomers...
Oct 4 2012 - 9:05pm
Nicholas James Ivie, 30, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. Time of visitation will be held at Hatfield Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7. A funeral service will be held Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at 10 a.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2100 Yaqui, with interment following at a later date in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah. Further information will be published in a later...
Oct 4 2012 - 9:02pm
Charles Alfred “Bud” Eldon passed away on Sept. 28, 2012 from cancer at the age of 85 years in Corvallis, Ore. He was born in 1926 in Tacoma, Wash. Bud moved to Hawaii in 1927 with his parents, when they returned to the place they had met. He grew up On Kaua’i, near McBride Sugar Plantation, where his father was chief engineer, and went to Eleele Elementary School, where his mother Dorothy (“Dot”) taught and...
Oct 4 2012 - 9:01pm
Terry L. Brown, a 20-year resident of Sierra Vista, passed away Sept. 30, 2012.   Terry served his country in the U.S. Army and retired in November 1982. His interest was in his country.  He was active in being a police volunteer, a volunteer at the Sierra Vista Animal Shelter, active in the Pit Bull Rescue Program and Border Collie Rescue. Terry’s other interests was cycling, jeeps and everything to do with finding...
Oct 4 2012 - 7:51pm
NACO, Ariz. — Nearly 100 people gathered Thursday evening for a candlelight vigil at St. Michael’s Catholic Parish in Naco, Ariz., to remember U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie and his sacrifice. Family members, law enforcement officials, local residents and members of the media attended the event in honor of Ivie, who was fatally shot around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, after he and two other agents responded to a ground sensor...
Oct 4 2012 - 4:43pm
Buffalo Wild Wings, 205 S. Highway 92, 515-9464: Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Buena coaches show live, come meet the players and coaches, giveaways during the show and .69¢ chicken legs with your choice of signature sauce; BWW Cornhole tournament on Oct. 15 starts at 8:30 p.m., sign up in store soon, limited spots available. Prizes and giveaways throughout the tournament.
Oct 4 2012 - 3:13pm
PHOENIX — Homeowners giddy about the current double-digit increases in values should not count on the trend continuing, a pair of economists said Thursday.   And there could even be a price bubble that could burst and actually send home prices dropping, though nowhere to the extent of what happened at the end of the last decade. Marshall Vest of the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, said the current...
Oct 4 2012 - 3:03pm
BISBEE — A vigil will be held this evening at 6 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Parish in Naco, Arizona, to honor U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie, according to Rev. Seth Polley. Ivie, 30, was killed around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after he and two other agents responded to a sensor hit near mile marker 352 on Highway 80, seven miles east of Bisbee and about five miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Oct 4 2012 - 2:09pm
The High Desert Crafters will present their 13th annual Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Windemere Hotel and Conference Center, 2047 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista. There will be 35 vendors showing their crafts as well as the Golden Kiwanis’ bake sale and the Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Guild selling raffle tickets for their 2012 quilt. There is a free drawing every half hour and you must be...
Oct 4 2012 - 12:21pm
  BISBEE — A 90-year-old former motor court — turned apartments — is now being remade again into small condominiums which the owner hopes will attract new people to town looking to down-size their lives and their carbon footprints. Under the skilled hands of owner Todd Bogatay, now 75 years old, the worn-out apartments on West Boulevard are getting a face lift, complete with energy-efficient heat and air conditioning...
Oct 4 2012 - 11:15am
SIERRA VISTA — At a press conference this morning, the family of slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie remembered him as a man who lived a life of service for his God, his family and his county. About 30 of Ivie’s immediate and extended family members have traveled to Sierra Vista to grieve and give comfort to his widow and two young children. His older brothers, Rick and Chris Ivie, spoke at the press conference at...
Oct 4 2012 - 12:10am
It’s the end of baseball season, so we can still get away with trite metaphors when referencing an upcoming decision facing the Upper San Pedro Partnership. A week from today this group will consider a membership request submitted by The Cochise Water Project. An outsider might think this is an automatic out — sort of like the pitcher batting in the National League. The USPP is already a rather “wieldy” board...
Oct 4 2012 - 12:10am
SUNSITES — When new fire chief Paul Petersen took over as the head of the Sunsites Pearce Fire District, he knew he had a can of worms to deal with, thanks to a previously untrained administration staff member. The Internal Revenue Service was breathing down the back of the Fire District and threatening to freeze the district’s financial account and put a lien on the building due to unpaid payroll taxes from 2010 and 2011,...
Oct 4 2012 - 12:10am
 Arthur Austin was born on July 31, 1954, and was a husband, father, grandfather, and friend. On Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, Art was called home. Art’s legacy will live on through the family and friends whose lives he touched and enriched. His wife Debbie, his son Anthony, and grandson Jude were blessed to have him as a true family man. Professionally, Art was an Arizona State Park Ranger for 31 years, serving the public at the...

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