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Wednesday, October 10 2012

Oct 10 2012 - 11:35pm
  SIERRA VISTA — Alexus Childs has carried the ball seven times this season for a total of -7 yards. Since week four’s blowout loss to Mountain Pointe, she hasn’t seen any action. But with the Colts going into their next two games as heavy, heavy favorites, Buena’s third-string senior tailback figures to get more chances. “I’m the girl, and I don’t expect to come out and start, but it is...
Oct 10 2012 - 10:44pm
 SIERRA VISTA — In her final game at Buena High, senior middle hitter Alyssa Borges pounded out 16 kills to lead the Colts to a five-set win over Desert View on Wednesday. The Colts took the first game against the 2-16 Jaguars in rather easy fashion. Trailing 13-11 in the first game, senior Jelecia Johnson served six straight points to put Buena up 17-13 and the Colts never looked back in a 25-16 win. But Desert View rallied...
Oct 10 2012 - 6:38pm
The Huachuca Gould’s Chapter (HGC) of the National Wild Turkey Federation, a nonprofit 501 (C) (3) organization, is helping less fortunate families in the area by offering warm smiles and hearty meals this holiday season. Through the Turkey Hunters Care program, the HGC will be purchasing frozen turkeys and canned goods for distribution to local charitable groups for distribution to families in need during the Thanksgiving Holiday....
Oct 10 2012 - 6:25pm
Bisbee Police Report Sept. 11 7:42 a.m. A caller reported someone had vandalized her vehicle on the 100 block of D’Autremont sometime overnight. 12:36 p.m. A resident on the 300 block of Naco Highway reported a man was sleeping in her yard. 5:58 p.m. Someone defaced a license plate on a vehicle with a magic marker while parked in the Erie Street parking lot. An extra patrol was requested. 6:51 p.m. A caller...
Oct 10 2012 - 6:22pm
To the Editor: A recent blurb on AOL’s left wing Huffington Post recently quoted a white history teacher as being bothered that history texts tend to minimize contributions of women and minorities to our nation’s history. That same article quoted some minority students: “We’re not interested in learning about ‘dead white men.’” I have to conclude that such a pathetically myopic stance is what...
Oct 10 2012 - 6:20pm
To the Editor:  “Why are you running for Palominas fire board?”  That is the raised eyebrow response I get when I tell someone that I am running for one of the two positions on the board. I am running because when my great-grandmother Fike came to the San Pedro valley it was a peaceful place. That peace has been interrupted many times over the years for various reasons and most recently at Palominas fire...
Oct 10 2012 - 6:18pm
Two ways of looking at things To the Editor: I am a member of the 47 percent. No, not that 47 percent, the other 47 percent. I pay income tax, federal and state, federal (gasoline) and state sales taxes, county property tax, and whatever other taxes and fees that lay hidden to the casual eye. My federal income tax (all for retirement pay) averages in the 15 percent range; sort of like “you know who” (although his...
Oct 10 2012 - 6:15pm
To the Editor: A constitutional amendment can be passed by a majority of voters, but can only be repealed by a three-quarter vote of all registered voters, not just three-quarter of those who actually do vote. On the 2012 ballot you will find that out of nine propositions there are eight that are constitutional amendments (all 100 propositions)! Constitutional Amendment Propositions 114 through 120 have all been referred to the ballot...
Oct 10 2012 - 6:14pm
To the Editor:  We would like to send a big thank you out to each and every one of the buyers at the 2012 Cochise County Fair Junior Livestock Auction. The grand champion animals brought terrific prices and the sale prices stayed good until the last animal sold! The CCJLA ran 129 animals through the auction, and we felt that each 4-H and FFA kid received a rewarding price for their projects. These kids invest a lot of time and...
Oct 10 2012 - 6:12pm
To the Editor: Parking spaces are designated for a person with a certified handicap, not for a vehicle with a handicap plate or sign dangling from a mirror. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has seen a handicap-plated vehicle park in a handicapped parking space and observed someone with no apparent handicap jump out and run into a store, pharmacy, post office, etc. This is not only an inconvenience (and possible hazard in...
Oct 10 2012 - 3:13pm
Name: Maudelynn “Connie” Johnson Age: 77 Address: 2764 Mockingbird Dr., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 Length of residence in Sierra Vista: 43 years Service with community groups, organizations and U.S. military, if any: Co-founder of local NAACP branch, member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Condon Chapter No. 12 OES Occupation: Elementary school principal Family: Husband, Bob Johnson, one son, one...
Oct 10 2012 - 3:02pm
Name: Lori Silk Age: 43 years old Address: 1201 LaRosa Court Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 Length of residence in Sierra Vista: More than 12 years Service with community groups, organizations and U.S. military, if any: Girl Scout Troop Leader, Cub Scout Den Leader, chairperson of APPLE (Arizona Parents for Public Education)for several years, PDS PTO (11 years, 2 as President), Apache PTSO, Apache Athletic Booster Club (3 years...
Oct 10 2012 - 2:54pm
Name: Melissa Avant                     Age: 35 Address: 922 Estancia Drive, SV AZ 85635 Length of residence in Sierra Vista: Nine Years Service with community groups, organizations and U.S. military, if any: The American Society for Public Administration, member; Arizona Town Hall, participant; Sunrise Rotary, past...
Oct 10 2012 - 2:52pm
Name: Dennis W. Richardson Age:  75 Address: 2091 N San Marcos de Niza Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 Length of residence in Sierra Vista: 28 years Service with community groups, organizations and U.S. military, if any: Retired U.S. Army - 26 years; retired Department of Army civilian - 19 years; Boy Scouts of America volunteer; active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; religious volunteer with...
Oct 10 2012 - 12:10am
 Ronald Lee Goldberg passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at FirstHealth Hospice and Palliative Care after an extended illness. Born in Johnstown, Pa, he was preceded in death by his parents Sarah and Irwin Goldberg.   He had an extensive career in radio and television as a production specialist, program director, SCN and audio-visual advisor to the US Army South. He was also a Realtor and Broker-in –Charge with the Whispering...
Oct 10 2012 - 12:10am
 Don Guttry, 72, loving husband and father, lived in Sierra Vista for 34 years with his wife Ursula and two daughters, Patti and Tina. The Lord took him on Oct. 8, 2012, after a very tough fight with cancer. He was a tough soldier through and through. He was a hero and dedicated soldier for 20 years as well as 20 years of civil service.  He will be buried with full military honors on Fort Huachuca on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012,...
Oct 10 2012 - 12:10am
 Gregory McCarthy, born March 3, 1950 in Chicago, Ill, passed away on Oct. 5, 2012 in Tucson where he called home along with Sierra Vista. Greg artfully worked many years as masonry and many homes, buildings and common areas are more beautiful because he was there. His heartfelt belly laughs and ability to see the humor in almost any situation will be dearly missed. He leaves behind his mother, Gloria; sisters, Kate, Barbara; and...
Oct 10 2012 - 12:10am
 Rena Anna (nee Huisheere) Hesebeck, 96, of Beaver Dam, Wis., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. Rena was born on Aug. 11, 1916 in Ringle, Wis. to Peter and Valina (nee Ramaker) Huisheere. On March 9, 1935 she was united in marriage to John Luverne Hesebeck in Rockford, Ill. They farmed most of their life in southern Wisconsin, in and around Delavan. For many years she worked as a caregiver...
Oct 10 2012 - 12:10am
Quote of the day: “If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.”  Writer, humorist Erma Bombeck (1927-1996) *** Here’s a heads up that the Taste of Home Cooking Show and Expo tickets are selling fast. Already, 730 tickets have been purchased. That means only 270 remain for this great Nov. 1 event at the Buena Performing Arts Center. Don’t delay, tickets on sale at the...
Oct 10 2012 - 12:10am
HUACHUCA CITY — In an effort to put to rest the lingering political and personal conflicts among some of its members, the Huachuca City Town Council held a special meeting Thursday to discuss policies and procedures of the towns operation. The meeting was call by Mayor Byron Robertson at the request of Council Member Donna Johnson after she raised concerns to Town Clerk/Administrator Louie Valdez about some recent hirings that had...
Oct 10 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who was involved in home invasions in Sierra Vista entered into a plea agreement on Friday in Cochise County Superior Court. Jon Garcia, 26, was scheduled for a jury trial in Division 2 court starting Tuesday, but he opted for the plea deal on Friday in Division 2 court.     He was charged with four counts of first-degree burglary, three counts of kidnapping, four counts of armed robbery, two...
Oct 10 2012 - 12:10am
It’s a bit like the feeling you get when the mechanic calls you over to look at your engine. Or when the plumber asks you to take a look at the piping under the sink. Late last week two Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives who serve on the Armed Services Committee visited Sierra Vista as part of a tour of military installations in Arizona. With sequestration looming, these politicians had an opportunity to...
Oct 10 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — Once again, the county’s ballots for the Nov. 6 general election had to be reprinted. Though this time, through no fault of the county elections office. Elections director Juanita Murray explained that Election Office Services, run by a husband and wife team, does the county’s ballots, as it does for 12 other Arizona counties among the 15 in the state.  EOS gets all the federal and state candidate...
Oct 10 2012 - 12:10am
 Garry E. Koons, (first sergeant, U.S. Army, retired) 72, of Sierra Vista passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Hacienda Rehabilitation Care Center. Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hatfield Funeral Home, 830 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista. A graveside service with military honors will follow at 1 p.m. at Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail, Sierra Vista. A...

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