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Area food banks see increased demand - Eastern Arizona Courier
SAFFORD — At the St. Vincent de Paul Pantry food bank, volunteer Albert Dyke said the number of people requiring assistance saw an increase during the first quarter of 2015. “Compared to the first quarter or first half of last year, it has gone up ...
Three shining all-stars in Show Low - Eastern Arizona Courier
On Saturday, June 20, three Morenci softball players represented the South in the Arizona State Division III/IV All-Star games, also known as the Becky Barris Memorial, in Show Low. Jesleena Casillas, Jordan Webb and Katherine Wright were selected by ...
Building better leaders in Morenci - Eastern Arizona Courier
Morenci High School hosted a Pro-Active Coaching Clinic for coaches, teachers, parents and athletes, sponsored by Morenci Townsite and Freeport McMoRan, on Friday, June 19. Rob Miller, a former college and high school basketball coach, presented concepts ...
Duncan, Morenci ready for the holiday blast-off - Eastern Arizona Courier
Duncan and Morenci each have plans for fireworks shows right after the sun sets Saturday, July 4. “It’s something folks here in Duncan really look forward to every year,” Mayor Billy Waters said. “And it may not be as big as the fireworks shows in ...
Clifton Council Corner: Benefits of Crime Watch program - Eastern Arizona Courier
Having attended the last three Greenlee County Community Watch Program meetings, I am very disappointed in the lack of attendance by our local citizens. Good and pertinent information is being presented on how to reduce the local crime. I do not believe ...
Guest Column: Clifton school bells stop ringing - Eastern Arizona Courier
The bells of the Clifton Schools have been silenced. Not for the summer. They have been silenced forever. And henceforth I, along with a handful of others, will be held responsible for having shut down the Clifton School system. With no regrets, I accept ...
Editorial: Respect the forests - Eastern Arizona Courier
The monsoons have not yet arrived but are expected soon. What a relief from the heat the wet weather will be, whether in the high desert or in the mountains. In fact, many have already headed to the high country and, so far, it has been pretty dry.
Keeping the Faith: Safer among the Christian savages - Eastern Arizona Courier
The Barna Group is a long-tenured research organization that tracks “spiritual indicators” and the role of faith within American culture. Barna maintains massive databases on everything from Americans’ TV-viewing habits to weekly church attendance ...
United Way looking to fund causes in Greenlee - Eastern Arizona Courier
Heads up, Greenlee County — the local United Way wants to help nonprofit groups and education providers who are in need of funding. “Our focus is education and community development,” said United Way Board President Tom Blake. The local agency has ...
The Spectator: Possession is nine-tenths of racism - Eastern Arizona Courier
How could someone hate a person simply because of dark pigment? Based on our history of racial progress and regress, it’s simple. Racism mostly is about entitlement, about power, about privilege. And this key point: In our country it’s about a ...
Editorial: It’ll be fine, trust us - Eastern Arizona Courier
Every time we think, “Nah! Nobody does that anymore!” somebody does that. The “that” this time is driving along with an unsecured load. Despite being one of the first things we were taught in driver’s education — hands at 10 and 2, check your ...
Letter to the Editor: July 4th should celebrate patriotism, not discord - Eastern Arizona Courier
Our Fourth of July celebration parade will soon be forming, followed in a few months by our Graham County celebration parade, which leads me to a concern I’ve had for some time. It is a timely concern, and the recent murders in Charleston prompt me to ...
Letter to the Editor: Return the Holy Ground Crosses from Oak Flat - Eastern Arizona Courier
My name is Karen Kitcheyan Jones. I am an enrolled member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe. I have lived here most of my life, with exception of a grade school year when my late father’s employment took us off the reservation. I can safely say my exposure ...
Letter to the Editor: Magna Carta and marriage - Eastern Arizona Courier
Magna Carta, also known as Magna Carta Libertatum, the Great Charter of Liberty celebrated its 800th anniversary June 15, 2015. Magna Carta stands for a principle: The Rule of Law. On June 15, 1215, King John conceded and then agreed with certain rebel ...
Heroes aplenty at 1st Library-Con - Eastern Arizona Courier
SAFFORD — Watch out, Yuma. When it comes to embracing “nerd” culture, the Gila Valley is hot on your tail. That’s what Safford City-Graham County Public Library Director Leanne McElroy said at the close of the inaugural Library-Con, a local comic ...