WHS DEDICATION: Willcox High School will dedicate and “Cut the Ribbon” on their new building on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 4 p.m. The previous building was destroyed in an overnight fire Jan. 11, 2011. 

With the groundbreaking ceremony in May of 2012 and completion in February, the teachers and students enjoyed their first day in the new building on Feb. 19, including a celebration for students and faculty.

At nearly 47,000 square feet, designed by HDA Architects and constructed by D.L. Withers construction, the new two-story building has 16 classrooms, two computer labs, a kitchen and three science labs.  

The entire community will be able to relish each new memory while the memory of that fire remains only a spark. 


GREAT EXPECTATIONS:  Cochise College and Willcox Historic Theater are presenting the world premiere of the first-ever staging (via video) of Great Expectations. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, and 2 p.m. on Friday, March 22 at the Willcox Historic Theater.  

All tickets are $6 and special pricing is available for groups of 10 or more. Advance tickets are available at the theater, as well.

The Dickens classic “Great Expectations” was staged in London’s West End, and audiences around the world will share the historic opening night experience at their local theater.  

The live broadcast took place on Feb. 7, and includes red carpet arrivals and behind the scenes footage exclusively for participating theaters.  The event forms part of the global celebrations surrounding the 200th Anniversary of the Dickens’ birth. Contact the theater at (520) 766-3334 or willcoxtheater.com for more information.

GIRLS SOFTBALL: Willcox Girls Softball will accept registration forms until March 15; you can give your registration forms and payment to any active Softball Board Member. Please contact Board President Daniel Barba at (520) 507-1916 if you have questions.

If any parents are interested in joining the Softball Board there are some vacant positions open that we would like to fill before the 2013 Season starts in May.  Please contact Daniel Barba with questions.




American Legion Quarter Raffle: A Quarter Raffle will be held on April 2 by the American Legion Post 24 located at 225 Allen Street (corner of 2nd and Allen) in Tombstone, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) with a $3 admission.

Raffle cost is $.25 for a $1.00 - $25.00 item, $.50 for a $26.00 - $50.00 item, and $.75 for a $51.00 -$75.00 item.

Items will be from local vendors or baskets made by the American Legion Auxiliary.

Admission and table fees help fund Auxiliary programs.

Vendors please contact 520-678-0588 or 520-507-6830.


ANNUAL TOMBSTONE WILD WEST DAYS: On Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, the Wild West Detachment, Marine Corps League will be presenting the 4th Annual Tombstone Wild West Days (A Salute to the Men and Women of the Armed Forces) on Historic Allen Street in the Town “Too Tough To Die”.


There will we ongoing entertainment on Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. To 4 p.m., followed by a USO Canteen Dance, starting at 6 p.m. at American Legion Roy Fourr Post 24 located on the corner of Second and Allen Streets. There will also be a silent auction throughout the evening which will conclude at 9 p.m.


On Sunday, March 17, there will be the 4th Annual Salute to the Troops Parade, but, this year it will be combined with Tombstone’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day so the “Wearing of the Green” is encouraged. The Parade will kick-off at 11 a.m. at the corner of Sixth and Allen Streets and conclude at American Legion Roy Fourr Post 24 located on the corner of Second and Allen Streets.


All bands, marching units, groups, riding units, (motorized/horse drawn) veterans organizations, floats, and individuals are urged to participate. There is no entry fee to participate in the parade and sign-up for the parade will be on Sixth and Allen Streets starting at 9:30 a.m.


Throughout Wild West Days Weekend , the Marine Corps League Detachment will have an Information/Merchandising Booth, located at the corner of Fourth And Allen Streets, where they will be selling Raffle Tickets for an 1860 .44 Caliber Black Powder Revolver as well as having Wild West Detachment T-Shirts for sale.


Tombstone Wild West Days is Sponsored by the Wild West Detachment Marine Corps League and the Merchants of the City of Tombstone, Arizona. All net proceeds will be donated to the United Services Organization (USO) to support our Military Personnel at Home and Overseas.


For any additional information or to obtain a Parade Application contact W.F. “Bronco Bill” Pakinkis at (520-266-5266 or e-mail him at broncobill@powerc.net .

Sierra Vista


Friday March 15 is the Ides of March, and the Thunder Mountain Twirlers will hold our first ever Toga Party Square Dance! Togas are encouraged, but not required. We'll have Mainstream dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m, and a Plus Tip at the end of the evening, by our favorite "Theme" Caller, Chuck Bjore, and Rounds by Lisa Wall. Only $4 for members, $5 for non-members. Snacks and a good time are provided. Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 North Lenzner, Sierra Vista. For more info contact Sandy at 520-378-6719 or email svtmt@cox.net

The Thunder Mountain Twirlers will be Dark (no dance) on March 29th. Dancing resumes on April 5 with a very special dance! Tune in next week for details! For more info contact Sandy at 520-378-6719 or email svtmt@cox.net.





4th Vintage Base Ball Tournament in Bisbee: Enjoy baseball as played when Lincoln was President. Six teams play by 1860 rules in vintage uniforms at Bisbee’s 103-year-old Warren Ballpark. Dates: April 6 and 7, 10 a.m. until dusk. Buy tickets online or at the gate: one day $10, both days $15. Age 12 and under free with adult ticket. Sunday, active military free. Proceeds go to restore Warren Ballpark.Contact: 520 432-3813 or www.friendsofwarrenballpark.


Also join three baseball historians discussing famous baseball personalities and events. Hear “Mudcat” Grant, 21-game winner and author of The Black Aces, discuss his friend Earl Wilson, 22-game pitcher for the Detroit Tigers; James Elfers, author of The Tour to End All Tours, discuss the 1913-14 Chicago White Sox, NY Giants World Tour; and Mike Anderson, author of Warren Ballpark, discuss Tony Antista, a shining star for Bisbee.Saturday, April 6, 7 p.m., 555 Restaurant, 202 Tombstone Canyon, Old Bisbee.

Glenwood, N.M.


Dutch Oven Cook-Off: The 11th annual Southwest New Mexico Dutch Oven Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, April 6, in Glenwood, N.M., at the Community Park on Catwalk Road from 9 a.m. to mid-afternoon.


For packet of information, rules and entry form, call Gale Moore at 575-388-4806 or e-mail gale@cybermesa.com.


Proceeds from this annual cook-off benefit the Glenwood Community Park and future Dutch Oven events.


The event is sponsored by Western Bank, Ace Hardware and The Glendale Gazette. 



A Conversation with J.A. Jance: You're invited to join us in Tucson on Saturday, March 16, for lunch and A Conversation with J.A. Jance, one of the New York Times top 10 bestselling authors.


Judith Ann Jance is a gifted storyteller who writes three different mystery series: the J.P. Beaumont series centered on a retired Seattle Police officer, the Joanna Brady series about a southern Arizona county sheriff, and the Ali Reynolds series featuring a 40-something ex-newscaster living in Sedona, Ariz., as well as four interrelated Southwest thrillers featuring the Walker family, and a book of poetry.


Jance will hold an intimate two-hour conversation about her stories, about writing mysteries and thrillers, and about her writing life.


At the Viscount Suites Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway in Tucson, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fee of $20 for members and $25 for non-members includes lunch. RSVP and pay in advance at http://www.tucsonsistersincrime.org.


Tucson Sisters in Crime is the local chapter of the international organization Sisters in Crime. We are authors, writers, readers, librarians, editors, publishers, agents, and booksellers – men and women – with a passion for the mystery genre. Founded in 2012, our goal is to promote the work of our published members, encourage our pre-published writer members to publish, educate our members of the craft and industry of crime, mystery, thriller and suspense writing through offering special events, talks by experts, resources and professional networking, and a good time!















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