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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 12:00 pm

Boosting immune  system lecture

Senior Enrichment Center at Northern Cochise Community Hospital will present a lecture on Adult Immunizations by Dr. Angela Schroedl, DNP, ANP-BC, CDE on Boosting The Emotional Immune System by Jared Wilhelm MC, LPC.

The lecture will be held at the Senior Enrichment Center, located at 903 N. Bowie in Willcox (in the building across the street from Pizza Hut) on Friday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to Noon. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

The presenter will be Dr. Angela Schroedl. If you plan to attend, please RSVP the Senior Enrichment Center at (520) 384-8564. If you need transportation please call 520-384-8575 two days prior to Oct. 19 to arrange for a ride.

Apple Annie’s Fall Celebration

The Apple Annie’s fall season is ready to kick-off! You will find acres of glowing orange pumpkin patches (where you can cut-your-own pumpkin off the vine!), fields of sunflowers high as the sky as well as a 15-acre corn maze, honoring Arizona’s 100th birthday!

The Fall Pumpkin Celebration starts Sept. 29 every weekend through October. To start the Celebration in style, Apple Annie’s will be hosting their 3rd Annual Corn Maze Race for Charity. Local celebrities Allen Kath, of KGUN; Erin Jordan, of KOLD; Mrs. Grant, of MIXfm; and Buzz Jackson from KIIM will be racing through the twists and turns of the maze in hopes of winning $1,000 for their favorite charity! The fun starts at 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

For more information, visit www.appleannies.com or call 520-384-2084.

Classes on reading for senior citizens

Rose C. Allen Senior Learning Center will begin an Adult Education class on Literacy, on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 9 a.m. This class is free to all Senior citizens, due to a grant that the Senior Center received for a Literacy Program. It will meet weekly on Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. If you are having difficulty reading, please come to the Senior Learning Center on Scott Street, across from the Sulphur Springs Clinic in Willcox. For information call (520) 384-8564.

Wings Over

Willcox tickets

The Wings Over Willcox Committee wants to remind WOW followers of upcoming dates and events:

Wings Over Willcox tickets for the 2013 Festival to be held Jan. 16-20 are on sale. Thirteen tours are already sold out but there are still 39 tours available. Go to our website at www.wingsoverwillcox.com to order your tickets.

If you are attending our 2013 Festival, join us Thursday, Jan. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cochise Lake for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the new viewing deck built by the WOW Committee. Viewing scopes for this deck were provided by Arizona Game & Fish. The 2013 Welcoming Reception will follow at 6 p.m. at the Willcox Community Center. All are invited to both events. Use this link for a map of the Willcox area: www.wingsoverwillcox.com/images/PDF/2012.map.pdf.

WOW is offering two special tours to San Blas and Africa following the 2013 festival. Flyers on these tours are attached to this email and can also be viewed by going to these links on our website: http://www.wingsoverwillcox.com/downloads/San_Blas_Jungle%20_Barranca_Flyer.pdf and http://www.wingsoverwillcox.com/downloads/African_Birding_Safari_2012_2.pdf

LCO Alpha bake, rummage sale

LCO Alpha’s Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Rummage Sale and Bake Sale will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall on Maley and Bisbee streets on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday, Oct. 12, from 7 a.m. to Noon.

We will have lots of very nice items for sale. Hope to see you there. There is plenty of parking at the church.

Safeway’s Willcox Walk for the Cure

Safeway’s “Willcox Walks Together for Cure” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. at Keiller Park in Willcox. Entries will include a t-shirt if received by Oct. 11 at Willcox Safeway Store #272.  Entry fee is $20 per person; add $5 if t-shirt is to be shipped.

Check in starts at 9 a.m. and Walk starts at 10 a.m.

Pick up an application at Safeway #272, 650 N. Bisbee. Ask for Jodi Camp.

For more information call 384-3952.


Victory Baptist ‘Back To’ campaign    

Join Victory Baptist Church for these special services during our “Back To” campaign.

Oct. 3 – Back to Revival Special speaker today, Wednesday, at 7 p.m. with Pastor Kevin Cowling, Valley Baptist Church, Mesa

Oct. 7 - Back to Reading: Each adult present Sunday will receive a free inspirational book.

Oct. 14 - Back to Fellowship: Join us Sunday for a free pancake breakfast from 9 to 9:45 a.m.

Oct. 21 - Back to the Past: Come dressed “old fashioned” if you like. A prize will be given for the best dress. A potluck lunch will follow and several vehicles from the past will be on display.

Oct. 28 - Back to Family: This Sunday will be Baby Dedication Day.

Invite someone to attend these special days with you at Victory Baptist Church, 200 S. Bowie. For more information call 384-3873.

Johnson Mine reunion Oct. 13

Cyprus Johnson Mine Reunion will be held at the Amerind Foundation picnic grounds in Dragoon, Ariz. on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner. Please bring your own drinks, chairs, eating utensils and a potluck dish.

Balloons will mark the way to the picnic grounds. Anyone who worked at Johnson Mine from 1975 to 1987, please come and bring the family and have a great time.

For more information, call 520-384-4820, 520-720-4254, 520-507-6815 or 520-255-7014 and ask for Shirley McGee or Laura Levy.

History of Pearce General Store book

The general store in Pearce has long been a popular attraction for both tourists and the residents of this valley. A history of this famous store from its very beginning, written by Harry O”Neil, will be available for sale at the Sunsites Community Library on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for $15. Mr. O”Neil will sign copies of this limited edition history published by the Sulphur Springs Valley Historical Society in Willcox.

This book contains fifty historical photographs, most of which have never been seen by the public, and much of the material in the book has been previously unknown, even to historians.

Profits from the sale of this book will be used to support the Chiricahua Regional Museum and the Research Center in the Toggery building in Willcox. After Oct. 18, copies may be purchased at the above museum and at the Friendly Bookstore in Willcox. The book may be ordered by mail by sending a check or money order for $15 + $3 postage for a total of $18 to Sulphur Springs Valley Historical Society, 127 E. Maley, Willcox, AZ 85643.

WES Child Find screenings Oct. 11

In conjunction with Child Find and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Willcox Elementary School will be conducting a free developmental screening day for children ages 3-4 years on Thursday, Oct. 11. If you have questions about your child's development, bring your child to Room 23 at the elementary school between 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Students will receive a full developmental screening, including speech, motor skills, vision, hearing, and cognitive screening. A nurse will also be available to review immunization records. Please call 384-8603 to schedule an appointment.

Benefit dinner for Isela Figueroa family


There will be a Benefit Dinner to help the Figueroa family with medical bills for Isela, who suffered a tragic accident and is in critical condition at University Medical Center in Tucson.

The Menudo Fundraiser will be held after the 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Oct. 7, in the Parish Hall at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Willcox.

Chamber end-of-year awards


Nominate a person for 2012 Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture’s Citizen, Ag Person or Frontline Employee of the year.

Or nominate a business for the 2012 Business or Ag Business of the year.

Awards will be presented at the Willcox Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture Annual Meeting in December.

For criteria or to apply, obtain the appropriate nomination form at the Chamber or at the Arizona Range News and submit the required information by the deadline, Friday, Oct. 26.  Accuracy of information is essential to properly evaluate nominees.  The information will be held in the strictest of confidence.  

Mail or Fax to:  Willcox Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture –1500 Circle I Rd., Willcox, AZ 85643; Fax: 520-384-0293; or abaker@aznex.net.

Reward offered in mule deer killing

The Arizona Game and Fish Department Operation Game Thief is offering a $1,200 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case of a decapitated mule deer found off Interstate 10 east of Benson.

 The deer was apparently killed over the Labor Day weekend.  There was an archery deer season in progress, but it is unknown whether the killing is related to a hunt.

“Poaching is not hunting,” said Regional Supervisor Raul Vega of Game and Fish in Tucson. “Poachers are thieves stealing wildlife from the citizens of Arizona.”

Individuals with information about the case are urged to call Operation Game Thief at 1-800-352-0700, anonymously if need be, anytime seven days a week and reference OGT#12-001822. Information may also be provided on-line at http://www.azgfd.gov/ogt_form.shtml.

Dave Wilburn at two churches  

A true living legend 91 (ninety-one) year old Dave Wilburn and his son Ron, a former member of the legendary folk era New Christy Minstrels are performing in Willcox.  

Dave and Ron will be performing in concert at Faith Bible Church on Friday evening Oct. 12 at 7  p.m.  Faith Bible Church is located at 190 North Curtis Avenue on the corner of Curtis Avenue and Stewart Street. There is no admission charge for the concert.  A love offering will be accepted from those moved to contribute.

Also, First Southern Baptist Church welcomes the return of Dave Wilburn and son Ron, on Sunday, Oct. 14 at our 6 p.m. evening service. Please join us for a time of worship and praise as Dave and Ron perform in concert. The church is located at the corner of Cochise and Wasson Street. For more information please call Pastor Kyle Duncan at 520-384-2910.  

Elks Lodge open for Rex Allen Days

The Willcox Elks Lodge will be open to the public during Rex Allen Days Weekend. The Lounge will be open at 2 p.m. with our "All you can eat" Buffet Dinner of Brisket from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dinner is $10.95 for adults and $5.95 for 10 & under.  Join us at 8 p.m. to dance on "The biggest Dance Floor in Town" to the Billy Templeton Band.  Join us Saturday for our Annual PER BBQ Lunch from 11:30 a.m – 2 p.m. Lunch includes a BBQ sandwich, coleslaw, beans, and a drink for $6  - Adults and $3 for 12 & under.  Our Lounge will be open all day from 10 a.m.  Join us at 8 p.m. for a fun night of Karaoke.  Hope everyone has a Great and Safe Rex Allen Days!

Sierra Vista to host CD2 debate Oct. 17

Ron Barber and Martha McSally will debate two times — once in Sierra Vista — as the campaign for the Congressional District 2 seat.

The first debate will take place at the Buena High School Performing Arts Center on Oct. 17. The second debate will be held in Pima County on Oct. 23.

What: CD2 Debate

When: Oct. 17, 6 p.m.

Where: Buena High School Performing Arts Center, Sierra Vista

The Pima County debate will be hosted by the Associated Students of The University of Arizona and will be broadcast by Arizona Public Media.

What: CD2 Debate

When: Oct. 23, 6 p.m.

Where: Grand Ballroom Student Union Memorial Center, University of Arizona, Tucson.

Willcox wine fall

festival Oct. 20-21

Willcox Wine Country’s Fall Wine Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21 at historic Railroad Park in Downtown Willcox.

There will be more than 60 Arizona wines from 13-plus wineries to choose from, live music both days of the festival. TRUST the gallery will have an art giveaway on Saturday and a silent auction on Sunday. The $15 fee includes eight wine tastings, a commemorative glass and live entertainment. For more information visit www.willcoxwines.com .

Meditation service added at WUMC

Willcox United Methodist Church, 124 South Curtis, has started a new 8 a.m. Sunday morning Meditation service. The service features a quiet, subdued, meditative style, with sharing of joys, sorrows and concerns, and prayer, both silent and shared, with individual prayer if requested. For the present, there is no singing.

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