Friday, October 14, 2011

Fall Book Fair Fiesta

The Fall Book Fair Fiesta will be held Monday (October 17) through Thursday in Room 4 at Copper Rim Elementary School. The hours are from 7:30 until 5, with extended hours on Thursday during Parent-Teacher Conferences.

There will be all levels of books from pre-K to Young Adult.

Globe Council Meets Monday

Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:pm. They’ll consider a request by the Gila Unified School District to make High Street a one way street to facilitate the installation of the pedestrian crosswalk signal at High Street and US 60.

They will also consider two Intergovernmental Agreements with Gila County Community College relating to Senior Center classes and the use of the City pool for aerobics instruction.


Glenn K. Bylas, Sr. passed away Tuesday at his home in Peridot. He was 80. He is survived by his wife Daisy Kitcheyan; 8 children; his brother; 3 sisters; 21 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
The wake for Glenn Bylas, Sr. is tomorrow (Saturday) at 6:am at the Bylas residence in Peridot. The funeral is at 11:00 at Burdette Hall.

Dietrich G. Denton passed away Monday at his home in Claypool.
A Memorial Service for Dietrich Denton will be announced at a later date..

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Apache Jii Is This Saturday

The 28th annual Apache Jii festival this Saturday in Globe will feature Native American dancers, royalty, arts and crafts, entertainment and lots of food. The opening ceremony is at 9:am.

The all day event features the Yellow Bird Dancers of Mesa, Zuni pottery dancers, flute players and more entertainment throughout the day.

Native American vendors feature silver and turquoise jewelry, wood carvings, sand paintings and more.

MHS Sports Hall of Fame Induction

The Miami Sports Hall of Fame 5th annual induction ceremony will be on Saturday at 1:pm in the Miami High School auditorium. More than 50 athletes will be inducted into either the Miami Sports Hall of Fame or the Wall of Champions.

The public is invited.

Pancake and Ham Breakfast on Saturday

The Miami Senior Center is having a Pancake and Ham Breakfast on Saturday from 7 until 11;am.

'Show Stoppers' at CVCA

The Copper Cities Community Players present the Fall Theater Production “Show Stoppers” Friday and Saturday, and again next weekend. Performances start at 7:pm. There will also be a matinee next Saturday, October 22.

The show includes performances from the Broadway shows, “Cats,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Chicago,” “Annie,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and more.

Tickets are $15. For reservations call the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts at 425-0884.

Arizona Schools Now Receive Letter Grades

The Arizona Department of Education is now rating schools with a letter grade. The grades were released yesterday (Wednesday) and they are the result of a new method used to measure success.

Parents may be surprised that some schools that were rated “excelling” in the label system now have a grade of “B” or “C.” The Arizona Republic reports that the new formula puts more weight on how much students improve. With the new letter grades, schools no longer get better ratings for the percentage of students who exceed on the AIMS exam, only for their passing rate over a period of three to five years.

The only local school to receive an above average grade was Destiny School, which received a “B.”

In Globe, Copper Rim School received a “C” grade, an average level of performance. Both Globe High School and High Desert Middle School received a “D,” below average.

Miami Junior High School and Charles Bejarano Elementary School got “C’s.” Miami High School received a “D.”

San Carlos Junior High School and Rice Elementary School received “D’s.”

Click here to find how your child's school rated.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday morning at Main and Highway 60.

There were no injuries in an accident yesterday afternoon on Saguaro Drive. A driver was cited for failure to control his vehicle to avoid a collision.

Globe Police arrested 44 year old Glen Edwards for disorderly conduct/domestic violence after a disturbance at a business on North Broad Street.

27 year old Edwin Chatlin was arrested for shoplifting at the Family Dollar store.

Officers took a report of shoplifting at the Hill Street Safeway.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people at a traffic stop yesterday. 22 yaer old Joshua Anderson was charged with false reporting and a failure to comply warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia. 22 year old Chad Romero was arrested on a child support warrant.

A deputy took a report of harassing phone calls from a resident on Cooley Ranch Road.


Charles Dwayne Abbott of Globe passed away Monday in Phoenix. He was 55. He is survived by his daughter Carrie Owens of Globe; 2 brothers; and 4 grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for Charles Abbott will be held Monday (October 17) at 10:am at Lamont Mortuary.

Kenneth C. Smith of Globe passed away October 6. He is survived by his wife Lynn; his son; his brother; one grandchild and 2 great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Kenneth Smith will be private.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Most Elderly Arizonans Rely on Social Security

An AARP report says that most Arizona seniors rely heavily on Social Security for their income. The study found that Social Security makes up at least half the family income for 47% of those over 65 and 90% of income for nearly 20%.

AARP Arizona director David Mitchell says this generation of retirees is very dependent on Social Security because many are from an era in which the wife relied on the husband’s income. And many companies that once offered pensions have either canceled them or gome bankrupt.

Medicare Open Enrollment Presentation at Miami Library

The Miami Memorial Library will host an “Open Enrollment Benefits” presentation Thursday from 11 until 3.

Medicare open enrollment dates change this fall and this presentation will answer your questions about the new 2012 plans. The workshop is sponsored by the Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens and the Town of Miami.

Benefit counselor Bess Bennett also provides free information and her services every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 until 2 at the Miami Library.

Miami Jr./Sr. High School Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences at Miami Junior and Senior High School take place Thursday from 5 to 7:pm. Conferences for high school students will take place in the Cafeteria and in the Library for Junior High Students.

Golf Tournament on Saturday

Pinal Mountain Emblem Club is sponsoring a Golf Tournament on Saturday at the Cobre Valley Country Club. Registration is at 7:am, shotgun start at 8:00.

The cost is $45 a player, $180 a team.

AARP Driver Safety Program Free to Veterans in November

The AARP Driver Safety Program is waiving entrance fees to its classroom courses in November in honor of Veteran’s Day. All military personnel, active duty or retired, spouses and dependent children are eligible.

The AARP Driver Safety Program has helped more than 13 million drivers learn safety strategies and adapt to physical and cognitive changes related to aging.

Courses will be given at the Apache Junction Senior Center and Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce. For contact information or other locations visit or call 1-888-AARP-NOW.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday afternoon on Pine Street.

A car hit a pedestrian at a business on Highway 60. No further information is available.

A one vehicle accident occurred late yesterday afternoon at Oak and Broad Street. The driver was not cited, pending an investigation.

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident on Copper Street.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 36 year old Michael Rivera on a failure to appear warrant for theft.

Deputies are investigating a theft report taken in the area of Morrow; a theft of a bicycle in the area of Montecito; and a theft at the Claypool Circle K.

Globe Police are investigating a theft at the 7th Street Circle K


Mary Ellen Saye passed away Saturday at her home in Globe. She was 82. She is survived by her son Mike Day; 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. Her husband Jack passed away on September 27.
The funeral for Mary Saye is today (Wednesday) at 2:pm at Lamont Mortuary.

Former Miami resident Yolanda Ibarra passed away October 7 at her home in Phoenix. She was 59. She was the daughter of Mary and the late Edward Morano of Miami.
Visitation for Yolanda Ibarra is today (Wednesday) at 5:pm at Thompson’s Valley West Funeral Chapel in Goodyear. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:am tomorrow at St. Williams Catholic Church in Avondale.

Richard Eddie Fielding passed away yesterday (October 11) at his home in Globe. He was 63. He is survived by his wife Judy; his daughter; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Visitation for Richard Fielding will be Friday from 9 to 10:am at the LDS Stake Center in Globe. The funeral is at 10:00.
Memorials in Richard’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Lamont Mortuary.

Evelyn Ellen Lyman passed away October 7 at her home in Apache Junction. She was 91. She is survived by 5 children; her brother; her sister; 20 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and 16 great great grandchildren.
A graveside service for Evelyn Lyman will be held Thursday at 1:pm at Globe Cemetery.

Ralph E. Tomerlin has passed away at the age of 62. He is survived by his mother Dorothy Tomerlin of Miami; 2 children; 1 grandson; his sister and 2 brothers.
A Memorial Service for Ralph Tomerlin will be held Friday at 11:am at First Presbyterian Church.
Memorial donations in Ralph’s name may be made to the Peace Corps.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Miami Hardscrabble Series Returns

The Miami Hardscrabble series of historic presentations returns Wednesday at 7:pm at the Miami Memorial Library. This month’s program features Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum Director Tom Foster. He’ll discuss “Paranormal Studies in the Area.” The presentation is free and light refreshments will be served.

Globe Active Adult Center Site Council Meeting

The Globe Active Adult Center Site Council meets Wednesday at 12:45. Topics include nominations for the council and the new Gift Shop

Police Log

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 36 year old Anthony Steele for shoplifting at the downtown Safeway.

54 year old Elizabeth Oropeza was charged with disorderly conduct after causing a disturbance at a residence on Cottonwood.

Officers are investigating a report of a juvenile being assaulted at an address on Main Street and a theft at another address on Main Street.

Gila County Task Force arrested 56 year old Earl Bray on a contempt of court warrant for theft.


Former Globe resident Mary Katherine Powell passed away Saturday at Friendship Village in Tempe. She was 86. She is survived by 4 children; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Visitation for Mary Powell will be Sunday at Noon at Lamont Mortuary. Graveside services will be Sunday at 2:pm at Pinal Cemetery.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Arizona Prison Sentences Among Toughest in the US

The Arizona Republic reports that Arizona prison sentences are among the toughest in the country,. This year the state will spend more than $1 billion to keep prisoners behind bars. That figure will jump if Arizona continues with plans to build or contract for as many as 6,500 new prison beds over the next five years.

During the past 30 years, Arizona’s prison population has grown five times as fast as the general population. Arizona has the highest proportion of people in prison than any state in the West and ranks sixth in the country overall.

Library Halloween Haunted House Help Needed

The Globe Public Library is looking for adult volunteers to help construct the Halloween Haunted House. They also need Halloween decorations, black plastic sheeting, glow-in-the-dark paint, black light bulbs and old costumes.

Please drop off donations at the Globe Library. Volunteers are encouraged to drop by after 2:pm during the week of October 17 through 22. For more information call the library at 425-6111.

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

The Gila County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday at 10:am at the Gila County Courthouse.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident Friday afternoon in the area of South Seventh Street.

There were no injuries in an accident Friday evening at Kaiser Crossing. A driver was cited for failure to control a vehicle to avoid an accident.

Last night the Gila County Task Force assisted the Department of Public Safety with a traffic stop on Highway 60. This resulted in the recovery of 35 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $24,000. 19 year old Nicole Nadora of Phoenix was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana for sale and possesion of drug paraphernalia. A 17 year old juvenile was arrested on the same charges.

About 1:00 this morning a Gila County Sheriff’s deputy took a report of a stolen vehicle on Oasis Drive. The car was taken by a person who was staying at the residence while the owner was asleep. A few hours later the car was returned but the owner wanted to pursue charges. 35 year old Christopher Armstrong of Oklahoma was arrested and booked into the Gila County Jail.

Deputies are investigating a theft at a residence on Russlell Road and criminal damage to a shed in August Hills Mobile Home Park.

Yesterday afternoon Globe Police arrested 57 year old Teresa Yniguez on a contempt of court warrant for issuing a bad check.

26 year old Victor Morales was arrested yesterday for disorderly conduct.

49 year old Eddie Benevediz was arrested Saturday after a followup investigation of an assault.

32 year old Derrick Gonzales was arrested on a child support warrant.

38 year old Luis Sanchez was arrested for passing a counterfeit bill at the Santee Circle K.

An officer observed a one vehicle accident while patrolling Broad Street late Saturday night. 25 year old Cynthia Henry was arrested for extreme DUI.

35 year old Frank Membrila was arrested Friday for shoplifting.

Officers are investigating a report of domestic disorderly conduct taken on Manzanita Drive; a theft at the Swap Meet; shoplifting at the Hunter Street Circle K; shoplifting at a business on North US 60; a burglary from a mini storage unit; and a burglary at an address on Euclid..


Mary Elizabeth Healy of Globe passed away last week at Friendship Village in Mesa. She was 91. She is survived by 5 children; her sister; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
The funeral for Mary Healy is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2:pm at Lamont Mortuary.
The family suggests that memorials be sent to Hospice of the Valley/Friendship Village in Mesa.

Violet Theresa Quintero of Whiteriver passed away last week at Copper Mountain Inn in Globe. She was 83. She is survived by 8 children.
The wake for Violet Quintero is tonight (Monday) at 9:pm at the Quintero residence in Whiteriver. Mass of Christian Burial will be tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9:am at St. Francis Catholic Church in Whiteriver.

Thomas Elmore passed away last week at the age of 43. He is survived by his wife Melinda; his daughter Shaelee; his son Erik; and his mother Frieda. Funeral services for “Tommy” Elmore will be private.

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