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Saturday, October 13 2012

Oct 13 2012 - 11:59pm
Jessica Anne Guild of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and James Matthew Rose of Sierra Vista, were married in a small ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.Pastor Pat Dickson of Sierra Vista Community United Church of Christ, Sierra Vista, performed the ceremony under the moon and stars at the home of Greg and Annie Rose.The bride is the daughter of Carl and Edie Guild of Sierra Vista. She is a member of Buena High School Class of 2008 and played college...
Oct 13 2012 - 11:59pm
Air Force Airman 1st Class Sharayah E. Wills graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the...
Oct 13 2012 - 11:57pm
Rupert’s Way, No. 10Whose dream am I? Rupert wondered. He lay on his side, his pillow doubled over under his head, his knees drawn up. He faced a white wall, but his eyes were closed, and so he saw his thoughts as they trickled past, or roared, or danced.His dreams, at least he thought they were dreams, filled him, and were so clear and so strong, and so well remembered, that he was uncertain who he was, or even what he was.Am I the old...
Oct 13 2012 - 11:55pm
By Gene ArmstrongTucson Weekly Kid guitar virtuosos are a dime a dozen these days. Through the magic of YouTube, you can watch 11-year-olds shredding on Van Halen’s “Eruption” or 5-year-olds playing “Folsom Prison Blues.” Most are simply well-trained savants. Then there’s 9-year-old blues guitarist, singer and occasional songwriter Roman Barten-Sherman, a brand-new Tucsonan. Purists might question...
Oct 13 2012 - 11:33pm
BY DANA COLESAN PEDRO VALLEY NEWS-SUNBENSON – In the midst of drastic budget cuts to healthcare programs across the state, the Benson Hospital has managed to avoid lay-offs and is reporting about the same number of full-time employees as it did this time last year. The hospital is ranked 40th as one of Cochise County’s Top 75 employers, according to an annual survey compiled by the Cochise College Center for Economic ...
Oct 13 2012 - 10:28pm
SIERRA VISTA — Former firefighter Jennifer Majestic used to futz around the gym, putting in just enough work to stay in shape after giving birth for the third time. Then, in March of this year, she and some fellow gym-goers from Summit Fitness took in the Copper Classic bodybuilding championships at the Buena Performing Arts Center. Majestic was hooked instantly. “It’s the excitement of it,” Majestic said....
Oct 13 2012 - 10:17pm
TEMPE — The Buena High School cross country team ran at the Doug Conley Invitational in Tempe on Saturday. In the boys invitational race, Buena finished 10th out of 18 teams. Dallen Haws led the Colts with a 36th-place finish in a time of 16:56. Josh Velazquez was 47th in 17:09, Andrew McNary was 65th in 17:28, Cimmeron Madrid was 68th in 17:32, Ammon Sieler was 69th in 17:32, Joe Schaaaf was 86th in 17:55 and Mark Egan was 97th...
Oct 13 2012 - 10:16pm
MARANA — Buena’s Danny Matchette posted a provisional state qualifying time in the 50 freestyle and inched closer to doing the same in the 100 free on Saturday at the Marana Invitational. The meet was the second of three chances the Colts will get the season to post state qualifying times. The last is Oct. 27 at Amphi. Matchette’s first place time in the 50 was 22.79, and his 100 time was 52.01. Later in the day...
Oct 13 2012 - 10:15pm
For the first time, the Arizona Interscholastic Association is using the extremely complex MaxPreps/Freeman system to determine its state qualifying. It replaces the simple, but faulty victories plus-opponents victories-plus opponents’ opponents victories, system that had been in place previously. A few years back, I spoke to Mesa schools athletic director Steve Hogen, then the state’s main proponent of the Freeman system....
Oct 13 2012 - 9:41pm
Garry E. Koons, (First Sergeant, US Army, Retired), a 39-year resident of Sierra Vista, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Hacienda Rehabilitation Care Center. He was 72. Garry was born Jan. 12, 1940, in Tacoma, Wash., to Clifford and Marjorie (Goodson) Koons.  Growing up, he lived in many different states. At the age of 19 he joined the United States Army. His first assignment was Okinawa, Japan. There, he married Noriko...
Oct 13 2012 - 9:40pm
Harold R Sheldon Jr., or “PapPap” as his grandchildren knew him, passed away peacefully on Oct. 10, 2012, at Life Care Center. Harold has been a resident of Sierra Vista since 1999 when he and his wife moved here from Lincoln, Neb., where they resided for 38 years. Harold met the love of his life while attending aircraft mechanics school in Lincoln, Neb., and married Flora Gabelhause on July 31, 1942. He served in the Army Air...
Oct 13 2012 - 8:18pm
It’s October, a time of definite change in the garden. Cool fall weather means that summer annuals and vegetable crops will soon be a thing of the past. Here in the high desert, we might even experience our first frost or freeze this month, although that’s more likely to occur in November or December. When chilly weather does come, check out the following link to a University of Arizona publication for information on how to protect...
Oct 13 2012 - 6:59pm
Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture will host a training session for its Community Mesquite Millings at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 14. Visit the 47 Ranch in McNeal to learn to run the hammer mill and sort mesquite pods, then enjoy a potluck lunch with delicious mesquite baked goods and other native foods.  Volunteers will be asked to help at the Sierra Vista or Bisbee Mesquite Milling Events on Oct. 18 and 27. For details, contact (520) 331-9821 or...
Oct 13 2012 - 4:34pm
SIERRA VISTA — Celebrating 25 years of packing Veterans Memorial Park with enough horse power to launch the space shuttle, the Sierra Vista Car Club’s Annual Cars in the Park event on Saturday featured an epic array of the old and the new, the casual and the eclectic. But even as thousands gathered to ogle the more than 350 vehicles on display, it was the people themselves that became the driving force behind one of the most...
Oct 13 2012 - 12:10am
With voting on the minds of many in our audience, it seems appropriate that we discuss the debate over voting rights. In today’s world, showing your driver’s license and providing some kind of identification is commonplace. Few are offended when the bank teller asks you to enter your PIN number, or a retail clerk asks to see your photo on your driver’s license. These are understood to provide a measure of security in...
Oct 13 2012 - 12:10am
Who is going to do the research? To the Editor: I am writing to respond to Tom Hessler’s article in the Oct. 10 Herald. While one may agree with him in general, his off-hand comment on voting needs to be addressed. He said: “I urge everyone not to vote for a city council member just because he or she is running under the label of Republican, Democrat, Conservative, Liberal, or any other.” Did he mean to imply that one...
Oct 13 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor:  Last Wednesday evening, a clean elections candidate forum was held in Benson. Democrats Pat Fleming, Mark Stonebraker and Rob Leach came prepared, sharing many valuable facts with the audience while laying out their positions. For the second time in as many elections, Republican candidates Griffin, Stevens and Gowen did not deign to attend.  (See video at www.cleanelections101.com ) This is the second...
Oct 13 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: “Teachers are heroes, not villains, and it’s time to stop demonizing them. It has become fashionable to blame all of society’s manifold sins and wickedness on “teachers unions,” as if it were possible to separate these supposedly evil organizations from the dedicated public servants who belong to them. News flash: Collective bargaining is not the problem, and taking that right away from...
Oct 13 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: Periodically the Arizona legislature threatens our judicial merit system, either with total  elimination or drastic amendment. The latter is the case this year with Proposition 115.  I know this to be a fact as a former president and board member of the Arizona Judges Association.  This year the threat of elimination has led to a compromise in order to save some semblance of our judicial selection process much...
Oct 13 2012 - 12:10am
S oldiers and Marines have had the most deployments, seen the toughest fighting and suffered the greatest number of U.S. casualties in recent wars.  And as with most post-war periods, ground forces also will see their career opportunities tighten faster than for other service branches.  The Army plans to shed 60,000 troops, or 11 percent of its active force, to reach 490,000 by fiscal 2017.  The Marine Corps will cut 20,000...
Oct 13 2012 - 12:10am
To the Editor: My husband & I (registered Repub. & Indep. respectively) attended the LD 14 Clean Elections Debate in Benson on Oct. 9, with a question for all six candidates: Pat Fleming(S), Robert Leach(H), Mark Stonebraker(H), Gail Griffin(S), David Gowan(H) and David Stevens(H). “What specific steps do you intend to take to protect the air and water quality of the Greater Vail area from environmental polluters if...
Oct 13 2012 - 12:03am
 By Brian J. Pedersen Special to the Herald/Review TUCSON — There have been plenty of exciting moments during what’s shaping up to be Buena’s best football season in two decades. But times when the Colts could just sit back and breath a sigh of relief had been few and far between prior to Friday’s visit to Cholla, maybe the weakest opponent on the 2012 schedule. Buena took full advantage of facing...
Oct 13 2012 - 12:02am
VAIL — The Tombstone Yellowjackets do not travel well. After losing 41-7 at Morenci last week, allowing 30 points at winless Baboquivari the week before that, and getting shut out at Willcox 55-0, the Jackets went to Empire on Friday expecting to keep their state playoff hopes alive against a Ravens squad they thought they could match up with. But from the opening kick, this game was all Empire, as the Ravens scored on seven of...

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