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Friday, October 26 2012

Oct 26 2012 - 11:23pm
BENSON — Although they were able to keep up with the Bobcats for the majority of the first half, Tombstone lost steam toward the end of the second quarter and the Yellowjackets were unable to recover in a 49-6 loss to Benson on Friday.   Tombstone, however, did finish the year at an even .500, going 5-5 in their best season since 2006. “The kids came out with some fire, but it’s almost like someone flipped a...
Oct 26 2012 - 8:36pm
Ashamed of the Republican party To the Editor: To misquote Mrs. Obama, “For the first time in my life, I ‘m really ashamed of my Republican Party.” It appears that “Chicago style politics” has come to Cochise County. No smoke filled rooms, but a lot of devious and underhanded behavior to get the current nominee on the ballot for sheriff. You all know who you are and so do the rest of us. Chief Deputy Rod...
Oct 26 2012 - 8:35pm
To the Editor: When I fell off my motorcycle recently on Hereford Road, I didn’t realize I would also be falling into a surreal scenario that would cost me dearly. While Bisbee FD EMTs were stabilizing me, Cochise County Sheriff Deputy Meza asked what I was going to do about clearing the wreckage from the scene. I told him I would like to have the bike towed to my house and that the address was on my driver’s license. He...
Oct 26 2012 - 8:33pm
To the Editor: After hearing Benjamin Mostyn speak the other night, I decided he has my vote as a write-in for Cochise County Sheriff. His ideas made sense. He listened to people. I was amazed at the amount of knowledge he has about the sheriff’s office, our county, and the crimes that happen here. The crime rates in our county have been going up significantly and that scares me. He promised to work hard and add modern intelligence-...
Oct 26 2012 - 8:32pm
To the Editor: It’s been about two months since the city primary election and this is the first time I have publicly expressed my thoughts and concerns. The initial vote total issued by the County Elections Director indicated that no candidate for the Sierra Vista council secured enough votes to avoid a runoff in the general election. It was reported that late on election night candidate Huisking’s husband, Pete, called the...
Oct 26 2012 - 8:28pm
Conceived in the wake of the Walter Reed scandal as a way for wounded warriors and their families to understand and access benefits, the “eBenefits” web portal has become an online gateway of enormous value and convenience to two million registered users. That still leaves a pool of 35 million eligible veterans and military community members wondering what all the “eBenefits” fuss is about.  Robert Reynolds, a...
Oct 26 2012 - 8:23pm
Emma Jean Louise Price (Maiden Russell) passed away on Oct. 23, 2012. She was a passionate gardener and self-made Landscaper, a loving mother, partner, and grandmother. She will be missed by all that truly loved life. She is survived by her life partner, Paul Arnold; five children, Johnny, William, David, Jay and Tammy; seven grandchildren, Nirvana, Billy, Camron, Alxel, Holly, Bradley and Travis; 13 great-grandchildren, Franky, Javier,...
Oct 26 2012 - 8:02pm
Buena wins 46-16 over Sunnyside. Benson defeats Tombstone 49-6. Bisbee loses to Thatcher 59-6.
Oct 26 2012 - 6:10pm
BISBEE — Early ballots are beginning to pour in to the county Recorder’s Office as Election Day nears. As of Friday, County Recorder Christine Rhodes said her office has verified 10,129 ballots and sent them over to the county Elections office. "We mailed out just under 33,000 early ballots to registered voters," said Rhodes. "And now, they are beginning to come in fast." People are also taking...
Oct 26 2012 - 3:28pm
BISBEE — After his extradition from Murray, Utah, a Bisbee man is now in custody in the Cochise County jail and charged with second degree manslaughter, among other crimes. Paul Lawrence Rosas, 56, is charged with killing his girlfriend Melinda Carley. He recently appeared before a Cochise County Grand Jury where evidence was presented by the Bisbee Police Department. He faces charges of second degree murder with extreme indifference...
Oct 26 2012 - 3:28pm
A public forum discussing the proposed franchise agreement between SSVEC and the City of Sierra Vista will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Windemere Hotel, at 6 p.m. Presentations will be made by representatives from SSVEC and the city, before the floor is opened to the public for questions. Although the Sierra Vista Area Chamber has not taken a position on this issue, we encourage local businesses to attend this event and learn...
Oct 26 2012 - 2:30pm
SIERRA VISTA— The third and final suspect allegedly involved in a recent kidnapping and assault case in Sierra Vista was arrested on a felony warrant by the Sierra Vista Police Department on Thursday morning after officers spotted him in a vehicle near El Camino Real Drive and Fry Boulevard. An arrest team was assembled and attempted to stop 30-year-old Oscar F. Marinez Jr., near Taylor Drive and North Garden Avenue, at which point...
Oct 26 2012 - 1:58pm
BISBEE — The 50th annual Cochise County Association for the Handicapped cake auction will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Bisbee Boys and Girls Club. "The cake auction benefits our programs and the people we serve," said Luis Ruiz, director of CCAH. "The success of the auction has a lot to do with the support and encouragement from the community and the local media. We do not know how we will ever be able to repay...
Oct 26 2012 - 1:25pm
  BISBEE — The Southeast Arizona Medical Center (SAMC), a small rural hospital, is drowning in debt and the board of trustees is turning to the county and neighboring Douglas for financial help. SAMC, run by the Community Healthcare of Douglas, Inc., is more than $2 million in debt  explained James Riley, president of the board of trustees, in a work session with the county Board of Supervisors Oct. 23. There could be a...
Oct 26 2012 - 9:52am
Motorists traveling west on Interstate 10 between Texas Canyon and Benson next week will continue to see travel restrictions as the Arizona Department of Transportation continues work to repave 14 miles of the interstate in Cochise County. Alternating lane closures will continue Monday, Oct. 29 through Friday, Nov. 2 between the east end of Texas Canyon (milepost 322) and the east side of Benson (milepost 307) while crews work on guardrails...
Oct 26 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —  Today, a trio of Sierra Vista residents will be inducted in to the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Phoenix. Tom Dingwall, Luis Salaverria and Bob Strain are three of the 18 inductees who will be honored. Being selected for induction is based more on what an individual has done after leaving military service, although their  time in uniform is not overlooked in the process. Dingwall,...
Oct 26 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — After more than six weeks of hard work, the dozens of volunteers who helped construct one of the scariest haunted houses in Southern Arizona are ready to unveil their handy work to the public today and this weekend at the old Ideal Cars facility, located at 645 S. Hwy. 92. From 6 p.m. until about 10 p.m. today and Saturday, from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, and from 5 p.m. until there are no more customers on Halloween night,...
Oct 26 2012 - 12:10am
August 1 Julio Lomas III, 23, of Willcox and Christina S. Fraser, 24, of Pearce Rene Algara, 35, of Douglas and Elizabeth Velarde, 26, of Douglas Louie A. Moreno, 42, of Pirtleville and Leslie E. Duarte, 38, of Douglas Gonzalo, Nieblas, 27, of Agua Prieta, Mexico and Lydia Fabian, 23, of Douglas Carlos K. Dixon, 24, of Tucson and Latoya M. Williams, 24, of Sierra Vista Joshua S. Todd, 23, and Cassandra L. Brown, 23...
Oct 26 2012 - 12:10am
We have to confess a bit of surprise at Wednesday’s Herald/Review story on the number of early ballots that have been returned. Cochise County Elections Director Juanita Murray reported roughly 3,600 of the 31,000 early ballots had been returned, as of Tuesday afternoon. Maybe being undecided isn’t so unfashionable, after all. Perhaps one reason there is a bit of hesitation in completing the early ballot is the depth...
Oct 26 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA —  For some years the St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Bank has benefited from local quilters. Thursday, members of the Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Guild honored the primary founder of their organization, the late Betty Merkel, who died April 6, by donating more than $1,200 to the food bank. The money was raised by selling raffle  tickets by members of the Sierra Vista Community Church in Christ, Faith...
Oct 26 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — To an optimist, the Buena football program has been a sleeping giant since the end of the Cold War. To a pessimist, it’s been a laughingstock. But heading into tonight’s final game of the season at Loveless Stadium, neither designation can apply any longer. Primary evidence of this is the Colts’ 7-2 record and likely first state playoff berth in 19 years, win or lose tonight against Sunnyside. Further...
Oct 26 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — One year later, and things just keep getting better for Oleg Murashka, the local owner Russian Cut jewelry store. Murashka will celebrate his one year anniversary as the store owner at Russian Cut on Saturday, culminating a story that begins in Russia and includes immigrating to this country in the hope of finding a better life. Today, Oleg is 40 years old and his business is thriving. But that’s not the...
Oct 26 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A Cochise County Superior Court judge denied a defense motion seeking to dismiss a case against a man who allegedly committed robbery, kidnapping and assault offenses. Nubian Tyehimba Amon Ra, 50, is charged with kidnapping, aggravated robbery, armed robbery and two counts of aggravated assault for an incident in January, according to court records. The transcript of the preliminary hearing does...
Oct 26 2012 - 12:10am
 Our son, ‘Waldo’, is a sophomore at Buena, and is doing well. His Dad and I just have one complaint. The bus driver insists that students remain in their seats and keep their feet out of the aisle, and their hands to themselves. Our Waldo has a difficult time sitting still, and likes to get up and stretch every so often. Could you please have the bus driver cut him some slack on this?   Signed Parents Who Think You...
Oct 26 2012 - 12:10am
 James Cader Fennell passed away on Oct. 24, 2012. James was born on Nov. 10, 1929, in Pierce, Fla., to Joseph Fennell and Duskie Smith. James is preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Fennell of 47 years of marriage; and son Rick Fennell. Surviving are sons, Randy, Rudy, Rick and Robert; daughters, Judy and Barbara. He also leaves behind his brother, Joe; and sister, Josephine; as well as 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild...

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