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Saturday, October 27 2012

Oct 27 2012 - 11:58pm
Pvt. Tyler D Laliberte graduated from Army basic training on Sept. 6 at Fort Jackson, S.C.  He is currently studying electronic maintenance at Fort Lee, Va., in a 44-week program to become a radar repairer. Training is approximately 11 weeks at Fort Lee, followed by an additional 33 weeks at Fort Sill, Okla. His duty assignment is to be determined upon completion of school. Laliberte is the son of Bruce Laliberte of Sierra Vista,...
Oct 27 2012 - 11:58pm
In a dream I dreamed one day, we were children, happily at play, innocent as the flowers that on green grasses  their soft petals they lay, shameless and blameless in every way.    Rupert’s Way No.12  First one, then another, then a third dust devil wind wound its way across the path of Wyatt Earp, his brothers, and Doc Holliday as they marched through Tombstone toward...
Oct 27 2012 - 11:57pm
ST. DAVID — Standing before a massive eight-foot rendition of Ed Schieffelin, sculptor Tim Trask talks about the work that went into creating the image of Tombstone’s founder.  Along with the Ed Schieffelin piece, Trask has a Buffalo Soldier Monument in the works — a project endorsed by the 10th Cavalry Troop B Foundation — that depicts two Buffalo Soldiers with weapons drawn, ready for action. Members of the...
Oct 27 2012 - 11:57pm
This week, the Rotary Club of Sierra Vista was hosted by Sulphur Springs Valley Electrical Cooperative (SSVEC) at the Windemere. Rotarians learned about efforts to create a Joint Technology District (JTED) at Buena High School from Sierra Vista Public School District’s public information officer, Sarah Pacheco, and received an update on SSVEC’s activities in and around the local area from Creden Huber, SSVEC’s CEO.  ...
Oct 27 2012 - 11:55pm
In what has become an annual neighborhood tradition, Sierra Vista Applebee’s will again thank our nation’s veterans and troops by inviting them to their neighborhood Applebee’s for a free meal on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11.  For the fourth year, Applebee’s will salute our nation’s military by serving more than 1 million free meals on Veterans Day. Since Applebee’s first began thanking the military...
Oct 27 2012 - 11:53pm
Do you know what a stroke is and what the symptoms are? Do you know how to prevent a stroke? Like many, I had thought about these questions, but didn’t really know the answers until January 2003, when a stroke changed my life. One seemingly ordinary morning, my mother woke up unable to move her left arm. Thinking she had just slept on it wrong, she went on with her day. As the day went on, and her arm didn’t get any better, she...
Oct 27 2012 - 11:52pm
Ana O’Sullivan and Enrique Claro Estrada III were married on Sept. 22, 2012, at home in Sierra Vista, Ariz. The Rev. Enrique Claro Estrada, Jr. performed the ceremony. The matron of honor was Vendella Fiatamalii Fuimaono. The bride’s maids were Justyne O’Sullivan and Robin Collins. The best man was Elias F. Estrada. The groom’s attendants were Mark Galindo and Jonah O’Sullivan. The flower...
Oct 27 2012 - 9:19pm
MARANA - The Bisbee and Tombstone cross country teams took part in the Division IV Section III Sectionals on Saturday at Marana High School and neither of the teams were able to qualify as a team for next Saturday’s state meet at the Cave Creek Golf Course in Phoenix. Tombstone was able to send two girls, both first-year runners to state. Shyla Armour was 15th overall in 22:24 and Hayley Nightingale was 23rd in 24:03; both...
Oct 27 2012 - 8:38pm
Bobby Salazar of Bisbee passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Los Angeles, Calif., where he lived for the past 30 years. Bobby graduated from Bisbee High School in 1963. He worked at Salazar’s Shoe Shop along side his dad. He worked as a miner in Bisbee for Phelps Dodge, Magma Mine in San Manuel and also in the Los Angeles subway tunnel. Bobby attended Cochise College where he received an associate’s degree and the Phoenix...
Oct 27 2012 - 8:36pm
Barbara Lynn Fushi, Barbie, 62 years young, of Sierra Vista passed away peacefully on Oct. 22, 2012. She had some health concerns the past year but was still full of life and happiness. Barbie was born in Topeka, Kan., March 19, 1950, to John and Helen Maxine Graber. In her early childhood she moved to Illinois where Barb and Ron met and were married in December 1969 in Park Forest, Ill. Barb and Ron moved to Sierra Vista in 1983. Barb...
Oct 27 2012 - 8:35pm
Enid Arlene Schwartz, 69, a 37-year resident of Sierra Vista passed away Oct. 25, 2012, at the University Medical Center in Tucson. She was born Oct. 23, 1943, in Neptune, N.J., to Joseph and Helen (Plotkin) Sigler. Enid was a practicing registered nurse for 17 years. She earned her PhD and for the next 17 years became a professor teaching nursing at Cochise College, Phoenix University and Grand Canyon University. She was active in the AATH...
Oct 27 2012 - 8:34pm
Dayton Minard, husband, father, friend and businessman is now with God, his Father, at the age of 81. Dayton passed away in the afternoon of Oct. 3 after a 16 year battle with cancer. His family was by his side at his passing. He is survived by his bride of 61 years, Roberta Anne; his eldest daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Daniel; as well as his youngest daughter, Carol; granddaughters, Brittany and Ashley; and great-grandson, Eli...
Oct 27 2012 - 8:32pm
To the Editor: The Sierra Vista Citizens Police Academy Class 12-1 graduated on Wednesday night. What an educational and interesting 12 weeks it has been. I would like to thank Molly Schmitt and Lt. Stone for all their hard work in coordinating the classes; the wonderful officer instructors; and all the personnel involved in this course. I want everyone to know what a dedicated, professional and highly trained police force we have in...
Oct 27 2012 - 8:31pm
To the Editor: In 1988, seeing court caseloads burgeoning with the population, Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank Gordon decided that a coordinated, long-range plan was needed to carry Arizona’s judicial system into the new millennium. He appointed the Commission on the Courts, a 34-member “blue-ribbon” group from across the state to develop that plan, and to make specific recommendations for the judiciary to handle...
Oct 27 2012 - 8:29pm
To the Editor: Cochise County, don’t let the sneaky political games being played by the Republicans in the sheriff’s election prevail. Let’s show them at the ballot box that we don’t appreciate those games. Rod Rothrock is a Republican and is our “acting sheriff” chosen by Larry Dever. Fill it in and write in: Rod Rothrock. Rich Bennett Tombstone
Oct 27 2012 - 8:28pm
To the Editor:  Last night, a friend and I attended the gospel concert performed by the Sierra Vista Community Chorus. The room was standing room only! The performance was stellar. The chorus members were beautifully attired and the music was fabulous. Under the masterful direction of Sharon Keene, the chorus took their audience to the clouds with their angelic, yet powerful voices. This is my second time attending a performance by...
Oct 27 2012 - 8:27pm
To the Editor: The Three Desert Religions indoctrinate their male members into believing that men are superior to women — and — not only should — but — are morally bound to make decisions for women — since — women are intellectually and emotionally incapable of making their own rational and logical decisions.  Case-in-point — when is the last time that you saw or spoke to a Jewish Rabbi...
Oct 27 2012 - 8:26pm
To the Editor: As Senate President, I understand that some people will disagree with some of the decisions made at the Legislature. It’s something that comes with the job. But sweeping criticisms and blatantly false accusations are another story, and that’s exactly what’s happening. Recent mailers being distributed in southern Arizona have the audacity to blame longtime, respected State Senator Gail Griffin (R-...
Oct 27 2012 - 8:01pm
Lettuce Get Healthy, a group that supports one another in our journey to better health through a plant-based lifestyle, will meet at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church, 3225 St. Andrews Dr. There will be a questions and answer session about being vegan,  followed by the DVD “Forks Over Knives.” Books, DVDs, and videos will be available, along with copies of our favorite recipe book. For details, call (...
Oct 27 2012 - 4:34pm
SIERRA VISTA — With more than 65 vendors packing the hallways and meeting rooms at the Windemere Hotel and Conference Center on Friday and Saturday, the Freedom Home Shows, Inc., Annual Home, Garden & Gift Show offered area visitors many opportunities to begin that new home improvement project. But with most, if not all, of the vendors tallying a hefty list of new client contact information and future appointments, show manager...
Oct 27 2012 - 3:39pm
SIERRA VISTA — Hours after wrapping up an 8-2 regular season, Buena head football coach Ryan Scherling drove to Phoenix for a Division I Section II coaches meeting. The expressed purpose of the meeting was to determine All-Section teams, which Scherling found to be a mostly useless exercise considering only three of the coaches present had seen his team play. As a result, Dominique Drake, who went over the 2,000-yard rushing mark, was...
Oct 27 2012 - 3:01pm
In the midst of the frantic election cycle, it’s easy to become fatigued, to retreat into your own world and disengage from politics, both nationally and locally. In other words, it’s easy not to vote — to look at our most fundamental privilege and forget that it comes with a vital obligation to our community and our country. A couple months ago — back when the afternoon sun was still intense and the weeds that had...
Oct 27 2012 - 1:19pm
The 4th Annual Walk To Remember, sponsored by the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center’s C.A.R.E. Program, will take place on Oct. 28 at Veterans Memorial Park. Sign up begins at 8 a.m. at Ramada 3. The ceremony will include dedication poems, a balloon release and light refreshments. T-shirts will be available to purchase. For details, call 417-4557. The Sierra Vista Lions Club will host it’s Kick-Off Eyeglass Sorting Event from...
Oct 27 2012 - 11:12am
If you are an elderly and disabled Tombstone resident, with no means of transportation and have no way to dispose of those unwanted non-household items, mark Nov. 3 on your calendar The Tombstone Lions Club has organized a Free Dump Day, on Saturday, Nov. 3, andwill pickup those items from 8 a.m. until noon.   Members of the Tombstone Lions Club will pick up your non-household refuse  and waste during the City...
Oct 27 2012 - 10:56am
The Sierra Vista Economic Development Foundation (SVEDF) has announced the launch of The Business Complex, a more than 4,300 square foot co-working facility. The facility will provide affordable workspace and resources to the region’s growing community of government contract entrepreneurs. The facility will include services that benefit entrepreneurs in the developmental and growth stages of their business.  For example, the...
Oct 27 2012 - 10:41am
TUCSON — The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Sierra Vista Ranger District, announces the Grand Opening of their new Sierra Vista Ranger Station. The public is invited to attend the grand opening ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. Come meet the staff and say “Hi” to Smokey Bear. The new Ranger Station is located at 4070 South Avenida Saracino, ...
Oct 27 2012 - 10:13am
COCHISE COUNTY — The SEAGO Area Agency on Aging is charged with developing an area plan on aging. The area plan serves as the planning document which identifies needs, goals, objectives, and the activities that will be undertaken by the area agency on aging relative to programs for older persons in Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, and Santa Cruz counties. The area plan describes the manner in which the area agency on aging plans...
Oct 27 2012 - 9:34am
SIERRA VISTA — Hungry black bears coming off the eastern slope of the Huachuca Mountains may be drawn to forage in residential areas by Halloween pumpkins and other decorations display outdoors, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has warned. The area of greatest concerns are west of Highway 92, where the west and southwestern sides of Sierra Vista are adjacent to Fort Huachuca, and south to Ash Canyon, said Regional Supervisor...
Oct 27 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA — Nineteen years of losing games, losing coaches and losing pride to the point of almost losing hope came to a triumphant and anti-climactic end Friday night, as the Buena Colts routed longtime Southern Arizona power Sunnyside 46-16 to clinch their first state playoff berth since 1993. “These guys have worked their tails off,” said first-year Buena head coach Ryan Scherling, who was 8 years old the last time...
Oct 27 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— After agreeing to terms, Buena High School freshmen Cody Jenkins and Jacob Mapp counted down and let their hands fly. “Rock, paper, scissors, shoot!” Mapp’s scissors were crushed by Jenkins’ rock, so whether he liked or not, Mapp would be the first to put his foam airfoil to the test. Stabbing it with a skewer supported in clay that was resting on a scale, Mapp situated his miniature...
Oct 27 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — The Cochise County Clerk of the Superior Court system is taking steps to make the disposition process paperless and more compatible with a nationwide database that contains criminal records. "The effort to go electronic will help ensure that convicted criminals actually have their offenses listed in their criminal history, and it will help prevent exonerated people from having inaccurate information in their criminal...
Oct 27 2012 - 12:10am
SIERRA VISTA— Local builders will have to adhere to an updated set of standards following Thursday night’s adoption of the 2012 International Building Codes. A new set of building codes is issued every three years and this is the first new adoption by Sierra Vista since 2006, Community Development Director Don Brush said. Though most of the changes are minor, the update does include higher standards for energy efficiency,...
Oct 27 2012 - 12:10am
Arizona is a minority among states in its practice of term limits for its elected officials. One of just 15, the Grand Canyon State enacted its legislation in 1992, imposing eight year limits on House and Senate lawmakers. Term limits have good points and drawbacks, just like most legislation. In the good column is the mandatory expiration of legislative service if a particularly bad legislator is lucky enough to have a district...
Oct 27 2012 - 12:10am
BISBEE — A man who killed two people during a fight at a Sierra Vista party on Aug. 6 of 2011 will get sentenced Monday in Cochise County Superior Court. Robert Bond, 21, was charged with first-degree murder of Carlos Enrique Calderon, 23, and Conner Matthew Lull, 22, who were stabbed with a knife at a party in the 4500 block of Cooper Street. He entered into a plea agreement in this past August, pleading guilty to two...
Oct 27 2012 - 12:08am
 BISBEE — A young Bisbee High football team made even younger by the attrition of injuries throughout the year, wrapped up a 1-9 campaign on Friday, falling to Thatcher 59-6. The Eagles ran out to a 38-0 lead by halftime, and the Pumas got their lone touchdown in the second half on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Pablo Dagnino to Daniel Vertrees. “It was just a tough year, our execution killed us,” Bisbee head coach...
Oct 27 2012 - 12:07am
 By Matt Hickman Herald/Review GILBERT — The Buena High School boys and girls cross country teams both qualified for state at the Division I Section 2 meet at Crossroads Park in Gilbert on Friday. For the boys, who were running without two of their top runners Dallen Haws and Cimmeron Madrid, they had plenty of room to spare, finishing fifth, led by Josh Velazquez, who as 13th in 16:11. Andrew McNary placed 26th in 16:...
Oct 27 2012 - 12:06am
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...

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