Jul 302015
 
Thurman Simmons

Thurman Simmons, 84, legendary coach and teacher, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015, at his home in Tolleson, surrounded by his loving family and friends. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, located at 512 N. 93rd Ave. in Tolleson. He was born Read More…






Jul 302015
 
Julia Reidhead

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend Julia Gay Reidhead, 56, passed away on Sunday morning, July 26, 2015, at Hospice Compassus In-Patient Care Unit in Payson from complications of liver cancer. A public visitation will be held from 6 to 8 o’clock tonight (July 31) at Owens Livingston Mortuary-White Mountain Chapel, located at Read More…






Jul 302015
 

On Saturday, July 25, 2015, Ruth Perales, “Little Grandma,” 92, was called home to be with our Lord and Savior. We will celebrate the life of Little Grandma today (July 31). The Holy Rosary will be held at 9:30 a.m., with Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at 10 a.m. at Madre De Dios Catholic Read More…






Jul 292015
 

By Nolan Madden As part of a process that began six months ago, on July 14 members of the Navajo County Board of Supervisors reviewed and approved a tentative $120 million budget for fiscal year 2015-16. As the most important component of the plan, Finance Director James Menlove summarized for the board what he called Read More…






Jul 292015
 

  Young ladies ages 5 to 12 are invited to a Teacup Masquerade hosted by the newly organized Miss Navajo County Princess Program on Saturday, Aug. 15. The princesses will receive a tiara, a sash, a princess T-shirt and a ticket to the Miss Navajo County Pageant. They will appear onstage with contestants for the Read More…






Jul 292015
 
Snowflake Salutes Community Builders At Pioneer Days Parade

Photos by Naomi Hatch The Snowflake 4th Ward earned first place in the 2015 Pioneer Days Parade for this entry following the theme, Snowflake’s Community Builders–Past, Present, Future. The Best Patriotic Entry Award went to U.S. Army West. Car enthusiasts attending the Pioneer Days Car Show had a wide variety of cars and trucks to admire. Read More…






Jul 292015
 

  Petrified Forest National Park paleontologist Bill Parker has been finding fossil bones every time he goes into the park for the last 15 years. He identifies them, makes a judgment as to their importance to science, and, with seasonal employees or paleontology interns, digs out the most important ones to preserve them. Left in Read More…






Jul 292015
 

  By Naomi Hatch Northland Pioneer College’s Silver Creek Campus office will not be closing, according to NPC President Jeanne Swarthout and Vice President for Administrative Services Blaine Hatch. Dr. Swarthout clarified that there were temporary contracts given for a short-term basis that are coming to an end. “Some will be extended, and we are Read More…






Jul 292015
 

  The 2016 Miss Navajo County and Miss Navajo County’s Outstanding Teen Pageant, Moonlight Masquerade, will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Joseph City High School Auditorium. Admission is $5 per person, and seating will begin at 6:30 p.m. Area residents are invited to become a member of the Miss Read More…






Jul 292015
 

The White Mountain Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for the 2015-16 season from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Northland Pioneer College Performing Arts Center in Snowflake. All strings, flute, trumpet, trombone, oboes, bassoons and percussion musicians are welcome to attend. Go online to www.wmso.webs.com for more audition information. The symphony Read More…