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Saturday, October 20 2012

Oct 20 2012 - 10:17pm
Beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend, on October 17th, 2012 at the age of 66, after a year-long battle with cancer, Francoise passed away peacefully in her Sierra Vista home surrounded by her family. Born and raised in France, in 1963 Francoise met the love of her life, Linwood Sirois, an American soldier. Together they raised two loving children, Tony and Angela, and traveled the world. They settled in Sierra Vista in 1984...
Oct 20 2012 - 9:30pm
Rachel Virginia Gill Anderson passed away peacefully on Oct. 16, 2012, at Golden Oaks Canyon Assisted Living. She was born on Jan. 18, 1922, in Johns, Miss., to Fred and Bessie Gill. She attended school in Jackson, Miss. After graduation, she moved to Baton Rouge where she attended night classes at LSU and worked at a military facility. That was where she met a young Army lieutenant named Andy Anderson. An elopement and marriage on the...
Oct 20 2012 - 9:29pm
Gayle M. Bailey passed away of cancer in Mesa on July 10, 2012.  She was born in Wyoming, Iowa, on Aug. 9, 1919. She received her nursing degree and worked for a few years until she and her husband, Lt. Col. Ret.. William J. Bailey, had children. She also served as an Army nurse in World War II. She loved traveling, gardening and visiting with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved life! She is...
Oct 20 2012 - 9:28pm
Marvin M. Gaines, born Jan. 6, 1929, went to be with God and his beloved wife of 60 years on Oct. 16, 2012. He is survived by his three children, Linda Goesling of Hereford, Nancy McFarland of Hereford, and Howard Gaines of Bisbee. He was loved by 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was a 62-year member of the IBEW. He was a gentleman that lived by the principal that a man is only as good as his word. We will never...
Oct 20 2012 - 9:26pm
D. Lucille Goddard, 82, of Sierra Vista passed away on Oct. 12, 2012, in Chandler, Ariz., of a stroke. She was born in Worchester, Mass. on Aug. 29, 1930. She married Fredrick Goddard and became a USAF wife, traveling to Europe and all over the states. They then joined the SKP and RV’d for many years, then retired in Benson until his death in 1998. They had been married for 50 years. She then moved to Sierra Vista and she volunteered...
Oct 20 2012 - 9:25pm
Robert “Bobby” Paul Salazar, Sr. of Los Angeles, Calif.. died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Mr. Salazar was born on April 19, 1945, in Jerome. He is preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Amelia Sandoval Salazar; and his father, Roman Greigo Salazar. He is survived by his wife, Rosalie Ruth Webb Salazar; a son, Robert Paul Salazar, Jr. of Whetstone; a daughter, Patricia Cleo Klopfleisch (Quint) of Yongsan, Korea; two...
Oct 20 2012 - 8:59pm
To the Editor: Let’s think and talk taxes. Not with a Democratic spin. Not with a Republican spin. But with one taxpayer’s spin. Stripped to it’s essence our tax code, whether for individual or business entity, is based on a simple formula. Total reportable income minus authorized tax credits and deductions equals taxable income. Taxable income is then multiplied by an appropriate tax rate to determine tax due....
Oct 20 2012 - 5:24pm
SIERRA VISTA — With the need to help feed hungry people greater than ever after years of economic hardship, the 5th Annual Empty Bowls Project fundraiser kicked off on Saturday as the Pottery Studio @ Sierra Vista, which plays host to the event, aimed to raise $10,000 to be split among five area food banks. And with more than 1,000 bowls each bringing in a suggested $10 donation, it appeared the event, held at the Ethel Berger Center...
Oct 20 2012 - 3:59pm
PHOENIX — Prosecutors urged a judge Friday to declare medical marijuana dispensaries and growing facilities preempted by federal law. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said it’s clear that marijuana remains illegal under federal law. And he told Judge Michael Gordon Congress classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug for which there is no legitimate medical use. What that means, Montgomery argued, is the state cannot...
Oct 20 2012 - 3:05pm
By Bill HessHerald/ReviewSIERRA VISTA — A half dozen hopefuls for Cochise County Sheriff agreed Friday night the major criminal issue facing the area’s residents is drugs, ranging from the illegal flow from Mexico for use by Americans to increasing crimes which accompany drug transportation and use.They also agreed the department needs more deputies.Although there is only one official candidate on the ballot for Cochise County...
Oct 20 2012 - 2:48pm
SIERRA VISTA — With the national drive to live a healthier lifestyle and the advances in medicine that now allow people to live much longer than those of previous generations, the effect of Alzheimer’s Disease on members of the community seems more pronounced than ever. And with the simple act of getting older the number one risk factor for getting Alzheimer’s Disease, it is an issue that may get worse before it gets ...
Oct 20 2012 - 1:48pm
BISBEE — From people wearing tutus and fairy wings to the man in the tie-dye onesie, the Annual Bisbee 1000, a 5k that feels like a 10k, has become as much about the fun and festivities as it is about the competition. And with a Craft Beer Festival making it’s debut this year, what has become a nationally recognized event has managed to maintain an atmosphere that is uniquely Bisbee. “There are plenty of people here that...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:48am
 The Huachuca Saddle Club will present “Holloweenfest,” an English and Western open horse show, at 9 a.m. Oct. 20 at Rockin’ JP Ranch in Palominas. There will also be a new ranch cutting class and a free horse and dog costume contest. For details, call (520) 226-6997 or visit www.huachucasaddleclub.com. The Town & Country Elementary School Roadrunner PTSO will host its annual fall carnival and craft bazaar on Oct...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:39am
 PHOENIX — The ruling of a judge in a case involving Tom Horne’s 2010 campaign could open the door for smear campaigns against candidates by groups  that don’t have to disclose who is funding them. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Crane McClennen ruled that it was wrong of prosecutors to charge that the Committee for Justice and Fairness had violated state campaign finance laws.  More to the...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:38am
PHOENIX — Workers at the bottom of the state’s pay scale will soon be able to afford two more gallons of milk and a loaf of bread a week. The state Industrial Commission announced Friday that the new minimum wage for Arizona hourly employees will be $7.80 this coming year. That’s up 15 cents an hour from the current level. It also is 55 cents more than required under federal law. Karen Axsom, director of the...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:37am
 Taxpayer support of base grocery stores this fiscal year would fall by $130 million, or 9.4 percent, if Congress fails to reach a debt-reduction deal by Jan. 2, its deadline to avoid arbitrary budget cuts mandated by the sequestration mechanism in last year’s Budget Control Act. The Office of Management and Budget delivered that news to Capitol Hill in a larger report that Congress required to make the impact of the...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:34am
To the Editor: We have known Mark Dannels for more than 20 years and his enthusiasm towards the job as Sheriff is unquestionable. Rather than mirroring the sentiments of one of the write-in candidates who has been quoted as saying “too much work and not enough pay,” Mark’s commitment is unwavering and he shows that you can never do too much for the community, regardless of compensation. Mark has a very impressive...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:33am
To the Editor: Dedicated to the involvement, support and promotion of arts and artists, this annual event allows the Huachuca Art Association, a non-profit organization, to continue to showcase local fine art and crafts with monthly shows as well as provide members with the use of a studio and art classes to children and adults. With our 41st season our festival is one of the oldest and largest in the area, with more than 200 vendors....
Oct 20 2012 - 12:31am
To the Editor: To the Citizens of Cochise County, on behalf of Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to formally announce our endorsement of Chief Deputy Rod Rothrock for Sheriff of Cochise County. One of the most important things a sheriff will do is to select the right people to represent the department and protect the citizens; people who will fill in at a moment’s notice and can be trusted to say and do the...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:29am
To the Editor: We have known Rod Rothrock for almost as long as he has been with the Sheriff’s Department.  He has represented the Sheriff’s Department and Cochise County outstandingly for his entire career.  Even early on at the Miracle Valley Shootout it has been recognized that his presence was a significant factor in averting even worse violence than occurred.  Rod has always been attentive; helpful and...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:29am
SIERRA VISTA — Dominique Drake rushed for 271 yards and three touchdowns, breaking the single season rushing record in the process, in leading the Buena Colts to a 40-20 victory over Desert View at Loveless Stadium Friday night. Drake  entered the game with 1,516 yards and finished the evening with 1,787 yards, breaking the old mark of 1,767 yards set in 2007 by Jamal Womble. The junior running back also pulled in a Rafael...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:28am
To the Editor: As a fellow retired veteran I was taken aback by the “SVHOYM” writer who anonymously wrote that Martha McSally “… hasn’t held a job. … (and her) only business experience is operating a cookie business ….” Tell that to the veterans, retirees and, more importantly, to those currently serving in military at Fort Huachuca, stateside or overseas. Being in the military requires a 24/7...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:28am
TOMBSTONE — Scoring more touchdowns than the team had offensive drives, the Yellowjackets routed the Tanque Verde Hawks 63-10 on Friday night as Tombstone’s oldest players took to their home turf for the last time on Senior Night. Not including plays called back due to penalties, Tombstone ran only 24 offensive plays and managed more than 2.6 points per snap. As a result, the mercy rule was initiated after the second half...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:27am
DOUGLAS — The 142nd edition of the Bisbee-Douglas rivalry was shaping up to be the kind of classic that would still be talked about when the day comes for the grandchildren of the players on the field to battle for The Pick. After forcing a Douglas fumble at midfield, the Pumas were marching into Bulldog territory, trailing 21-14 with eight minutes to play. Bisbee’s best playmaker, sophomore tailback Rey Chavez was beginning to...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — With the yoke shaking in his hands and his heart racing, Buena High School senior Jose Cardona struggled to correct his course against a fierce crosswind as he came in for a landing. Cardona was thinking, “get this right, get this right, get close,” he said. It wasn’t perfect, but Cardona managed to touch down safely in his first simulated flight at the Cochise College Aviation Open House. The...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:10am
Toward the end of your General Election ballot there is a state question — Proposition 119 — that carries a great deal of potential consequence for Sierra Vista and Cochise County the other propositions. Proposition 119 would restore the authority of the Arizona State Land Department  to engage in property trades with public and private owners. The guideline for considering these trades is whether the property in...
Oct 20 2012 - 12:01am
PHOENIX — The state Court of Appeals has slapped down a bid by a major retailer to get a tax refund for bad debts — debts that really did not reduce its income. In a unanimous ruling, the judges rejected the claim by Home Depot that it was entitled to a refund of more than $1.4 million in sales taxes paid over a three-year period on transactions where customers had defaulted on purchases made with a the company’s private-...

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