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Tuesday, October 30 2012

Oct 30 2012 - 11:24pm
DOUGLAS — With an NJCAA Region I championship sandwiched between two ACCAC championships, the young decade has been an enormously successful one for head coach Jerry Carrillo and the Cochise College Runnin’ Apaches. But having to replace nine sophomores from last year’s team that won 25 games and took the league’s No. 1 seed into the region tournament only to lose at home in the semifinals to Central Arizona would be...
Oct 30 2012 - 11:23pm
SIERRA VISTA — With little opposition from board members and the total support of superintendent Brett Agenbroad, Buena High principal John Schreur and athletic director Greg Duce laid out the rationale for the school to petition down from Division I to Division II in a work session of the Sierra Vista Unified Schools Governing Board on Tuesday. Last Tuesday, the Arizona Interscholastic Association issued its initial division...
Oct 30 2012 - 11:21pm
By Larissa Thurman For the Herald/Review FORT HUACHUCA — As another week of the 2012-2013 bowling season draws to a close, a new pattern emerges in the recap sheets: a fierce voraciousness to be the undisputed best.  Scores reported across all leagues this week were jarringly close in terms of scratch game and scratch series.  Recaps also revealed numerous cases where one person earned most, if not all, league titles on...
Oct 30 2012 - 9:37pm
Locally Raised Meats Now more than ever it is important to know where your food comes from. The “naturally raised” label on meats at the grocery store can be very misleading and allows more than what the public is probably aware of. It is virtually impossible to know what conditions these animals were raised under. The best way to feel confident that your meat is wholesome and nutritious is to purchase it directly from the...
Oct 30 2012 - 9:35pm
Myrtle A. Mortensen, 95, passed away on Oct. 21, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Bisbee. A full obituary will appear at a later date.
Oct 30 2012 - 9:35pm
 Patricia A. Malinaro, 70, passed away on Oct. 18, 2012.
Oct 30 2012 - 9:35pm
Gwendolyn Piper, 88, of Sierra Vista, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Life Care Center. Graveside services will be on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at 10 a.m., at the Post Cemetery. Friends wishing to follow the procession may meet in the parking lot of the Widow Support Center at the Main Gate at 9:30 a.m., Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hatfield Funeral Home.  
Oct 30 2012 - 9:33pm
K.C. Paul Southard II was born on June 23, 1994, in Tucson. He was referred to as peanut, dragon fist, and his peer’s favorite, big head. K.C. was 18 years old and about to graduate from The Center of Academic Success (CASS). He had big dreams of joining the Army intelligence. K.C. was the type of guy who could liven up any occasion. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. There is no doubt that he touched the lives...
Oct 30 2012 - 9:33pm
Michael Dale Maggard, born Oct. 9, 1945, in Taft, Calif. passed away at the age of 67 on Oct. 23, 2012, at his home in Antelope, Calif. after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Patricia Maggard; his daughter, Michelle (Rick) Williams of Sacramento, Calif.; his son, Michael Jr. (Bonnie) Maggard, of Citrus Heights; his sister, Carol Sanchez; and brother, David Maggard of Santa Ana, Calif.; his...
Oct 30 2012 - 9:32pm
Emory L. Spears, 83, passed away with his family by his side on Oct. 27, 2012, at the Life Care Center of Sierra Vista. He was born on Sept. 10, 1929, to the late Effie and Jack Spears of Wrigley, Ky. Emory resided in Fairborn, Ohio for 55 years and then moved to Sierra Vista in 2008 to be closer to his family. He served for three years in the United States Army during the Korean War and received the Purple Heart Medal. He retired after 25...
Oct 30 2012 - 9:30pm
Joe was born to Anne and Herman DuBovy in Bronx, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corp from 1951-53. He attended the City College of New York, studying play writing and literature. He founded and operated Technology Programs, marketing and reselling printed circuit boards for electronics firms across the country. Married to Jane Eloise McKee-DuBovy in 1982, they lived much of their life together in Lake Peekskill in the Hudson River Valley...
Oct 30 2012 - 9:19pm
Clarification on San Pedro To the Editor: Please pardon this rather late and lengthy response to an Oct. 8 article and Oct. 9 editorial (Our View: A Shakespeare Moment) in the Sierra Vista Herald regarding a proposed wildlife refuge for the lower San Pedro Valley. The article and editorial indicate a general misunderstanding of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS’s) proposed Lower San Pedro River...
Oct 30 2012 - 9:18pm
Impressive offering for chapel To the Editor: We are still in awe and inspired by how the good folks of Sierra Vista rally and support their community. On Oct. 19 and 20 the Sierra Vista Community Chorus presented their 9th annual benefit gospel concert. This year the entire free will offering that was collected at the concerts was donated to the Veterans’ Foundation Chapel Project to help fund the building of a chapel on...
Oct 30 2012 - 4:14pm
SIERRA VISTA — The 19th annual Sierra Vista Municipal Airport Fly-In and Open House will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Sierra Vista Municipal Airport. Sponsored by the City of Sierra Vista and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Local Chapter 776, the goal of the event is to introduce aviation to children and to promote general aviation activities available at the Sierra Vista Municipal ...
Oct 30 2012 - 2:41pm
DOUGLAS — More than 15 tons of items were collected during a 36-hour event in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, that benefits illegal immigrants who get deported to Mexico. The Mexican Consulate in Douglas and the City of Agua Prieta in Mexico are inviting the community to donate items last Friday and Saturday at the Plaza Plan for the Migraton 2012. Oscar Antonio de la Torre Amezcua, the Consul of Mexico in Douglas, said 15...
Oct 30 2012 - 2:10pm
SIERRA VISTA — Now that the 321 Report to Congress is no longer required, the Upper San Pedro Partnership has to make a decision on continuing funding of monitoring the water levels within the Sierra Vista Subwatershed through wells and the surface flow of the river. According to USGS hydrologist Bruce Gungle, due to the unknowns of the department’s budget, he cannot commit funding to continue to monitor the 206 stations along...
Oct 30 2012 - 2:08pm
BISBEE — A man who was involved in home invasions in Sierra Vista was sentenced to 10 1/2 years in prison on Monday in Cochise County Superior Court. Jon Michael Garcia, 26, entered into a plea agreement earlier this month, pleading guilty to armed robbery and pleading no contest to attempted armed robbery. On Monday in Division 2 court, he was sentenced to serve 10 1/2 years in prison for the armed robbery count...
Oct 30 2012 - 1:58pm
Quote of the day: “You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoes and wonder what else you can do while you’re down there.” – Actor, comedian George Burns (1896-1996) *** Just a reminder about the fun, safe trick or treat event which will take place from 5-8 p.m. today in Veterans’ Memorial Park. There will be lots of games for the kids, lots of free goodies, as well as a movie,...
Oct 30 2012 - 8:39am
PHOENIX — Maybe it’s the sign of a slightly improved economy. Or maybe it’s just optimism. But Arizona tribes took in nearly $1.8 billion last fiscal year even after paying off their winnings. And that’s the best since 2009. "Gaming is essentially driven by people’s disposable income,” said state Gaming Director Mark Brnovich. "So the fact that we’re starting to see an increase...
Oct 30 2012 - 8:02am
NAME: Charles Shoemaker AGE 29 RACE: White HEIGHT: 6 ft. WEIGHT: 150 HAIR: Brown EYES: Blue PLACE OF BIRTH: Arizona ID MARKS: Tattoos: back-lion, left leg-flames, right shoulder-Celtic cross OFFENSE: Unlawfully possessed metamphetamine drug paraphernalia REMARKS: Shoemaker is believed to be in the Sierra Vista area. He has worked as a landscaper and handyman. CAUTION: Shoemaker...
Oct 30 2012 - 3:18am
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — So much for Alex Smith and his lost confidence. "It was in my closet," he said. "I found it." Indeed. Smith was almost perfect in San Francisco’s 24-3 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night. But for a dropped pass, he would have been. The 49ers quarterback completed 18 of 19 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns after a week that saw some speculation that Smith...
Oct 30 2012 - 12:10am
 To the Editor:  Col. McSally worked for women’s rights in the service, but now she is willing to stand against the rights of the women in CD2. At the Sierra Vista debate  Col. McSally called her opponent a liar and a sexist over and over. He is neither! She stands before a banner that says Republican, a party whose platform planks are rotten with sexism and held together with lies as nails. Perhaps in Karl Rove...
Oct 30 2012 - 12:10am
 To the Editor: Senate Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) has seen fit to accuse Mitt Romney of sullying Mitt’s own religious faith. Certainly the Senator can say what he wants, especially on the floor of the Senate, where federal law itself protects him from a successful slander civil lawsuit.  The Senator claimed that Mitt did not pay taxes. Evidently that charge was not true, and the Senator abused an otherwise reasonable...
Oct 30 2012 - 12:10am
 To the Editor: I find it odd, when we borrow 40 cents of every dollar, we spend and we are reaching a deficit that will require much the same actions as those imposed on Greece, that the ads and editorials on Jeff Flake are all about spending he did not vote for. We need Jeff Flake in the Senate to control spending and to help replace Dirty Harry who has not allowed a budget proposal as required by law for three years. If...
Oct 30 2012 - 12:10am
 To the Editor: Thank you to The Herald for running the headline article “SAHBA funds boost council race.” As a new voter in Sierra Vista, I would never have known that SAHBA represented Tucson interests and money and that two potential city council members, John George and Laura Bouchard, have accepted outside money to fund their campaign.  Earlier it was reported that the same two candidates refused to...
Oct 30 2012 - 12:10am
A weekend of politics at the highest level and our first-hand exposure to the campaign for Arizona’s U.S. Senate confirmed everything we feared. It’s not about the issues. Sadly, two highly talented and likable men are locked in a bitter fight that threatens to tear down their previously respected reputations. This is the direct result of an involvement by national organizations and large individual contributions,...
Oct 30 2012 - 12:10am
 SFC (Retired) Raymond W. Townsend Jr., 79, passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 26, 2012, from multiple medical conditions he had been fighting for the past two years. Ray was born in Lake Mary, Fla., to Mary and Raymond Townsend. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, of 20 years; three daughters from his first marriage, Cindy, Barbara and Mary; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Diana (Les); and two...
Oct 30 2012 - 12:10am
 Francis David Shake, 89, of Prescott, and formerly of Laramie, Wyo., died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Sun City. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dee Shake; daughter, Debbie Johnson of Phoenix; son, David Shake of Fort Collins, Colo.; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, LeeAnne Hundt, of Plymouth, Ind. Francis was a World War II Navy veteran, retiring in 1983 after 30 years of service. He...
Oct 30 2012 - 12:10am
 Ferd Holtmann, of Sierra Vista, passed away on Aug. 22, 2012. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, 1425 E. Yaqui St., Sierra Vista, followed by lunch and shared memories in the church hall.  

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