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Two fortunate occurrences helped save Mary Jessie Herrera’s arm, and possibly her life, after being hit by two rounds from an AK-47 during an ambush in Iraq. Today, Herrera and the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes organization try to come in to aid combat-wounded veterans when they need it most.
Both Arizona and Boise State have had some of their best moments at the Fiesta Bowl and the two will meet on Dec. 31 in the game in Glendale.
The herbicide glyphosate and the “inert ingredient” POEA, used in Roundup, are reported in Scientific American to kill human cells. Roundup is linked to birth defects, Parkinson’s Disease, infertility and cancer. Despite the growing evidence about the herbicide’s dangers, Saguaro National Park sprayed 3,550 gallons of the poison on 375 park acres with helicopters Aug. 19-24 in its efforts to fight buffelgrass.
Candidates for Legislative District 11 State Senate and House of Representatives will appear at the second 2014 Election Forum sponsored by Citizens for Picture Rocks (C4PR) on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Picture Rocks Community Center, 5615 N. Sanders Road. Former State Representative from Picture Rocks Jennifer Burns will again moderate as invited Senate candidates Jo Holt (D) and Steve Smith (R) respond to questions submitted from the community.
Hundreds of neighbors visited Picture Rocks Community Center on Sept. 20 for a Community Resource Fair. Over 30 displays brought information on local resources and issues along with flu shots, popcorn and sno-cones and useful take-aways. Scouts, 4H Clubs, United Way’s Elder Alliance, Sheriff’s Auxiliary, Abbett Library, Marana Health Center and Food Bank, Citizens for Picture Rocks, Neighbors Helping Neighbors and others spoke to community needs.
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On Thursday, Sept. 4, the Oro Valley Police Department received a call at about a quarter to 10 at night. The man on the line told police that his father just shot his mom and he was hiding in his closet. He went on to tell police that his father had been drinking and could not safely leave the house. The line was then disconnected.
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(BPT) - The term smooth sailing doesn’t always apply, especially when faced with rough waters and stormy skies.
Bring the entire family to the Marana Oktoberfest featuring Bavarian music, live entertainment, a Beer Tasting Tent, arts and crafts, games, and all water slides and the kiddie pool open. Details: Friday to Sunday, Sept. 26-28, 5-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; 682-2530 or www.breakerswaterpark.com.
Pima Community College organizers of the Plus 50 Career and Job Fair for mature workers say the event will have resources and opportunities geared to jobseekers age 50 and older, who face unique challenges in their search.
Pima County Sheriff’s Dept.
Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 expressed its appreciation to local firefighters for the valuable service they provide to the community on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Members of the lodge prepared and delivered turkey dinners with all the trimmings to eight fire stations in the Golder Ranch Fire District and two in the Mountain Vista Fire District. These dedicated men and women provide service to Catalina, Oro Valley, SaddleBrooke and southern Pinal County.
The smell of Brats and the sound of Bavarian music are in the air and the Marana Oktoberfest is here. The official start of this three-day event is Friday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. at Breakers Water Park. The festival continues through the weekend, opening from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28. The cost of admission to Oktoberfest is less then a regular admission, you get much more and you can help out a good cause.
Thursday, Sept. 18
Members of the Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge honor Sept. 11 with local firefighters. Pictured, Sam Capuano, left, Cpt. Kyle Goodrich, lodge members Barbara Hoag, Ellen Nelson, Kathy Peters, Gary Schoebel, and Pete Paddock.
Navy petty officer, 2nd class Joseph Lowley salutes while the National Anthem is sung at Legacy Traditional School on Sept. 11. The school held a small school-wide ceremony and invited first responders for breakfast.
Marana police officer Scott Bennett, left, grabs some breakfast alongside Marana police officer Daniel Powell and his 6-year-old daughter Emma Powell at Legacy Traditional School on Sept. 11.
Students at Legacy Traditional School gather before a small ceremony on Sept. 11.
Students and staff at Legacy Traditional School bow their heads during a moment of silence on Sept. 11.