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April 26, 2013

Community Briefs April 26, 2013

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Synthetic drugs outlawed

On April 3, Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law HB 2327, which identifies the “backbones” or based components for synthetic drugs. The new statue adds to Arizona law all synthetic drugs known as Spice, Bath Salts, and substances that mimic LSD and ecstasy. All of these drugs are now classified as Dangerous Drugs, making it illegal to use, possess, sell, or drive under the influence of synthetic drugs.

Anyone, including businesses, that may still have these synthetic drugs in their possession, may turn them into the Sierra Vista Police Department without question until May 3. Items will be accepted at the Police Station located at 911 N. Coronado Drive. Anyone caught with these drugs in their possession, other than turning them in to the Police, will be charged accordingly.

For more information, contact Cpl. Scott Borgstadt or Sgt. Brett Mitchell, Sierra Vista Police Department, at 520.452.7500 ext. 788.

VFW hosts Taco Salad dinner

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 will host a Taco Salad dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 9972, 549 Veterans Dr. in Sierra Vista. Cost is $8 and is open to all members, their guests and all active-duty service members. The dinner will feature taco salad, shell, shredded meat, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, rice, refried beans, sour cream and salsa. Live entertainment will begin at 8 p.m. For more information, call Shorty Larson at 520.458.9972.

Nominate your service member of year

The Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps Times is hosting its 12th annual Military Times Service Member of the Year program and seeking nominations for your “everyday hero.” Nominate online at http://militarytimes.com/smoy/ by Sunday.

Teach as a next career

The Mountain-Pacific Regional Office of Troops to Teachers will host an information briefing 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Fort Huachuca Army Education Center, building 52104. Since 1994, Troops to Teachers has assisted over 18,000 eligible veterans in making the transition from the front lines to the front of the classroom. Learn about requirements and options to become a teacher, the services available, career opportunities and various college/university certification programs.

For more information, call 800.438.6851 or email info@mpttt.org.

Cheap produce available

Market on the Move will offer up to 60 pounds of produce for $10 from 7 to 10 a.m. May 4 and 18 at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre pavilion. Everyone is invited to participate.

For more information, contact marketonthemovesv@gmail.com.

West End Fair vendors needed

The City of Sierra Vista seeks vendors for the West End Street Fair to be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 4. Applications are available at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov. Search “West End Fair.”

March for mental health

Join the National Alliance for Mental Illness’s 5K March for Mental Health, May 18, 7 a.m., at Apache middle School, 3305 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista. Check in is at 7 a.m., and the march begins at 8 a.m.

For more information, call 459.3228. To register, go to www.marchformentalhealth.org.

Local animal shelters seek used items

With cooler evening temperatures still present in Cochise County, local animal shelters seek blankets to keep their animals warm. Those with clean old blankets and towels are invited to recycle them at a local animal shelter which is accepting other donations as well. Shelter contact numbers are:

Benson Animal Shelter, 1.520.586.3600

Bisbee Animal Shelter, 432.6020

Huachuca City Animal Shelter, 456.1337

Sierra Vista Animal Shelter, 458.4151

CANTER volunteer opportunity

Horse lovers who have a morning each week to volunteer are invited to join CANTER, which needs horse handlers and side walkers to support their therapeutic riding program for children and adults with disabilities. CANTER operates Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 7388 Chief Joseph Dr. off Moson Road, Hereford.

For more information, contact 459.4868 or www.canteraz.org.

Shop local Farmers Market

Enjoy locally grown produce as well as locally raised meats and eggs, homemade baked goods, salsas, jams, honeys, natural body care, crafts and more at the Sierra Vista Farmers Market. There are two markets to choose from. The Thursday market is held at the northwest corner of Wilcox Drive and Carmichael Avenue. The Saturday location is the southeast corner of Charleston Road and the State Route 90 Bypass, just north of Target. Hours for both markets are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., year-round.

For more information, call 678.2638 or go to www.sierravistafarmersmarket.com.

Adopt a shelter animal

If planning to add a pet to the family, consider adopting one from the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Facility or a rescue group rather than from another source, suggests the Cochise County Humane Society. This will help give unwanted animals a new home and reduce the number of animals produced through puppy mills.

For more information about pet adoption, call 458.4151.

See owls on Mondays

Join the weekly bird walk along the San Pedro River on Gordon Lewis’ property and see burrowing owls.

For time and directions, call 366.5560.

 




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