Friday, November 11, 2011

Globe Candidate Packets Available Monday

City of Globe candidate packets for Mayor and Districts 1,2 and 5 will be available starting Monday at the Globe City Clerk’s Office. The packets will be available until December 14.

For more information call 425-7146, Ext 21.

Globe Council Meets Monday

Globe City Council meets Monday at 6:pm. They’ll consider Intergovernmental Agreements with the State of Arizona relating to the restoration of the Historic Railroad Depot, bridge inspections and building plan inspections.

The Council will hear presentations introducing new police officers John Rittenbach and Edward McGuire, and recognizing Reserve Firefighters Barbie and Dan Morton.

Miami Council Meets Monday at 6:30

Miami Town Council meets Monday at 6:30pm. They will consider a Grant In Kind Agreement between the Arizona State Library and the Miami Memorial Library for the Arizona Job Assistance Center Project funded through the Broadband Technology Opportunites Program.

They will approve an Amended Interim Emergency Fire Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Globe for emergency fire protection and administrative services for one year effective October 4, 2011.

The Council will hear a presentation about future Genesis projects and direct staff to obtain information about Genesis becoming a separate entity from the Town of Miami with non-profit status.

Miami School Board Meets Monday

The Miami School Board meets Monday at 6:30pm in the Miami High School Library.

Arizonans Spent 7.3% of Income on Fuel in October

Fuel prices remained relatively flat this week. The average Arizona price per gallon dropped 0.6 cents to a little over $3.33. The nationwide average rose 1.3 cents to just under $3.44. The Globe-Miami average price is around $3.35.

While pump prices have gained stability, AAA Arizona says that the average Arizona household spent 7.3% of its income last month on fuel. That’s about $2.98. This is a nearly half percent decrease from the pump price peak in May, but Arizonans are still paying 2% more for gas than they did this time last year.

AARP Driver Safety Program Free to Veterans in November

Arizona’s half-million-plus veterans are being offered a chance to take free driver safety classes during November. AARP is waiving the entrance fees for all military personnel of all ages. You may also qualify for car insurance discounts once you complete the course.

Since 1979 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.

For more information and class registration call 1-888-AARP-NOW.

Police Log

Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 56 year old Gerald Hall of Claypool on a Maricopa County failure to appear warrant for trespassing.

Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office arrested 36 year old David Haynie of Claypool on a probation violation warrant for endangerment.

A School Resource Officer took a report of an assault that occurred at Miami Jr. High School.

Globe Police are investigating a theft at a business on highway 60.


Debra J. Patten has passed away at the age of 52. She is survived by her son; 2 daughters; her father; and 2 grandchildren.
The wake for “Debbie” Patten will be Sunday at 6:am at Cutter Church. The funeral is at 10:am.

Deborah Ann Goode of San Carlos passed away Sunday at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. She was 37. She is survived by her daughter; 3 sons; 4 brothers; and her sister.
The wake for Deborah Goode is Sunday at 4:pm at the Goode residence. The funeral is Monday at 1:pm at San Carlos Miracle Church.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Benefit Dinner and Dance for Frances Sanchez

A Benefit Dinner and Dance will be held Saturday for Frances Sanchez who was diagnosed with colon cancer in September. Money raised will be used for medical expenses. The cost is $15 donation per person over 12.

The dinner starts at 5:pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The dance begins at 7:00.

San Carlos Veterans Parade Saturday

The 45th annual San Carlos Veterans Parade begins at 10:am Saturday in downtown San Carlos.

Miami Veterans Day Events

The Miami Veterans Day Parade starts tomorrow morning (Friday) around 10:15. It will be followed by a Ceremony at 11:00 at Veterans Memorial Park on Sullivan Street.

A cookout follows the ceremony with hot dogs, chips, water and soda. There is no charge but donations will be accepted.

The band Jaded will play for two hours following the ceremony

FBI and BIA Looking for San Carlos Woman Charged with Theft and Embezzlement

A federal grand jury in Phoenix recently indicted 33 year old Holly Faye Youvella of San Carlos for Embezzlement and Theft of Tribal Funds. After she was indicted on October 25, an arrest warrant was issued but the FBI and the BIA have been unable to locate her.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Holly Faye Youvella, please contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 602-279-5511 or the Bureau of Indian Affairs at 928-338-5371.

Youvella is accused of embezzling more than $260,000 when she was bookkeeper for the Peridot Shopping Center. She cashed more than 200 fraudulent checks drawn from the shopping center’s checking account. She is also accused of stealing more than $4,000 by directing fraudulent electronic payments from the shopping center’s account to personal credit and utility accounts.

Peridot Shopping Center is owned by the San Carlos Apache Tribe.

Convictions for Embezzlement and Theft of Tribal Funds carry a maximum penalty of 5 years, a $250,000 fine or both.

Free Lunch for Veterans Today at Miami Senior Center

The Miami Senior Center is hosting a Veterans Day linch today (Thursday) free of charge for veterans and their spouses. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be cooked outside in the new barbecue grill area.

Music will be provided by Jose Sanchez and the Diamonds starting at 11:am.

Miami Public Meeting to Discuss Brownfield Grant Application

The Town of Miami is having a Public Information Meeting tonight (Thursday) to discuss a Brownfield Site Assessment Grant Application. The meeting is tonight from 6:30 until 7:30 at the Miami Senior Center.

Brownfield Grants are used for environmntal assessment and cleanup.

Police Log

Yesterday morning the Gila County Task Force conducted a traffic stop at the Highway 60/70 junction. One undocumented alien was detained at the Gila County Jail.

19 year old Jason Miller was arrested at a traffic stop on a warrant for assault and criminal trespass. He was taken to the Gila County Jail. The juvenile driver was cited and released for driving without a license.

20 year old Edward Avalos was arrested yesterday for DUI.

Deputies are investigating a theft of utilities and criminal damage in the area of Marion Canyon.

Globe Police are investigating a theft at a business on Ash Street and a theft at a residence on Main Street.


Hyidana P. Golston of Globe passed away Saturday. She was 78. She is survived by 2 daughters; four grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for Hyidana Golston will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 1:pm at Miles Funeral Services Globe

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Voters in Seven Cities Reject Photo Enforcement

Voters in eight cities and three states cast ballots on Tuesday to decide if red light cameras and speed cameras should be used in their communities. Seven of the eight races went against the use of photo ticketing. reports that Redflex Traffic Systems of Australia contributed at least $108,000 to the campaign for the cameras in Garfield Heights and South Euclid, Ohio. But the unfunded effort to put a stop to the cameras won 55% of the vote.

Local officials in East Cleveland, however, succeeded by using strong-arm tactics to badger voters into supporting cameras. Off duty police officers, in uniform and with their police cruisers parked on the curb, were ordered to go door to door to convince residents to vote to return the cameras. The mayor mailed layoff notices to 36 police officers and 14 firefighters saying the city would have to fire them if it lost photo ticketing revenue. This worked and the city got 54% of the vote, the only victory for the cameras on Tuesday.

Earlier this year, traffic cameras were voted out of Los Angeles, Houston and Albuquerque.

Miami Hardscrabble Program Tonight

The Miami Hardscrabble series continues tonight (Wednesday) at 7:00 at the Miami Memorial Library. Linda Gross will talk about “Chinese in Early Globe-Miami.”
There is no charge for this series of programs. Light refreshments will be provided following the program.

Benefit Dinner and Dance on Saturday

A benefit dinner and dance is being held on Saturday for Frances Sanchez who was diagnosed with colon cancer in September. Money raised from this will be used for existing medical bills and future treatments. The dinner starts at 5:pm at the Knights of Columbuus Hall. The dance starts at 7:00.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident yesterday afternoon at 7th Street and Ash.

Yesterday morning Gila County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a woman screaming at Alhambra Mobile Home Park. 22 year old Alexander Juvera was arrested for domestic violence/aggravated assault and a failure to appear warrant for aggravated assault with a weapon.

A burglary report was taken yesterday morning at Holiday Hills Mobile Home Park.

A Globe Police officer took a report of a burglary that occurred at a residence on Main Street.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

52nd Street Jazz Band Community Concert November 14

The Globe-Miami Ciommunity Concert Association hosts the 52nd Street Jazz Band on Monday, November 14. The performance will be in the Miami High School Auditorium at 7:pm.

The 52nd Street Jazz Band is based in Phoenix and plays “Chicago Style” jazz. Their music includes most of the tunes that trdaitional jazz bands play plus many of the Great American Songbook selections from the 1930’s.

Season tickets are still available for $35 for adults and $10 for students. Family and single parent packages are also available. They may be purchased at the concert on November 14.

Arizona Poor Students Closing Reading Test Gap with Higher-Income Kids

A recent federal education report shows that Arizona is one of the few states that has narrowed the achievement gap in reading between higher- and lower- income students.

The Nation’s Report Card released last month by the US Education Department says that lower-income students that are eligible for free or reduced cost school lunches improved their reading scores while scores for better-off students remained steady.

But whatever income category or grade the students who took the test were in, Arizona’s reading scores are still among the 10 worst in the country.

New Numbers Show Poverty at New High

The US Census Bureau has released new figures relating to the US poverty rate. The numbers are the result of a new system that takes into account rising medical costs and other expenses. This includes out of pocket medical care, child care and commuting. The figures also take into account non-cash government aid when calculating income, such as food stanps and tax credits.

The results show a record number of Americans living in poverty—16% or 49.1 million.
Americans 65 or older had the largest increases in poverty under the new experimental formula. They nearly doubled to 15.9%, or 1 in 6. This is because rising Medcare premiums, deductibles and expenses for prescriptiion drugs are not considered in the official rate.

And for the first time, the number of Hispanics living in poverty surpassed the number of African Americans, 28.2% to 25.4%.

Economists have long criticized the official poverty rate as inadequate, but they differ widely on better ways to calculate it. This experimental measure is based partly on recommendations made by the National Academy of Sciences.

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'Math Wizardry" Family Night at Bejarano School

Bejarano Elementary School is having a family night of math games tonight (Tuesday) at 6:00.

Police Log

Miami Police arrested 37 year old Heather Mastin for assault after a fight yesterday on Roosevelt Street.

Globe Police are investigating a domestic disorderly conduct complaint taken at the El Rey Motel; criminal damage to a vehicle at Walmart; a burglary and criminal damage on High Street; a theft at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center; a theft at a residence on Maple Street; and a theft from a residence on Bancroft Street


Billie Joyce Somerville passed away Sunday. She was 78. She is survived by 3 children, including Teresa Spehar of Miami; 2 brothers, including Gary Andress of Globe; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Visitation for Billie Somerville will be Friday at 6:30pm at Lamont Mortuary. The funeral is Saturday at 11:am at Trinity Baptist Church
Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Baptist Church or Christian Veterinary Mission in Seattle.

Monday, November 7, 2011

More Research Shows Links Between Media Violence and Aggression

Studies are continuing to show that children exposed to television and video game violence tend to show aggressive behavior. reports that a recent study of more than 200 middle school students showed that even the use of profanity in media can cause them to become more physically aggressive. Brigham Young University researchers found that exposure to foul language had the same effect as exposure to physical violence.

The researchers suggest that open communication with children about this and anything else helps them become healthy and well-adjusted.

Miami Council Meets Tonight

Miami Town Council is having a Special Meeting tonight. It starts at 6:30.

Lane Restrictions This Week on US 60 Near Superior

The Arizona Department of Transportation is making improvements to the Queen Creek bridge on US 60 just east of Superior. Lane restrictions will take place between 6:30am until 4:30pm today (Monday) through Thursday and until Midnight on Wednesday. Expect delays of up to 15 minutes.

Globe Parks and Recreation Committee Meets Tonight

The Globe Parks and Recreation Committee meets tonight (Monday) at 6:00. They’ll discuss possible wildlife and eco-tourism promotions and discuss fall recreation plans.

Police Log

Yeserday Globe Police arrested 23 year old Vanessa Bullis for child abuse.

Veronica Williams was arrested for disorderly conduct Saturday after an incident on Kline Street.

47 year old Edgar Naeter was arrested on Friday for criminal damage.

Officers are investigating a burglary at a residence on Kline Street; a burglary at a residence on Silver Street; criminal damage at a residence on Devereaux; criminal damage at a residence on 1st Avenuea; and a broken window at a business on South Broad Street.

A Gila County Sheriff’s Deputy cited and released 19 year old Jesse Miller for driving with a suspended license.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating a domestic incident in the area of Scott Avenue and a theft of a bike in the area of Locomotive Drive.