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Helping prepare the workforce


SAFFORD — Those not already familiar with Southeastern Arizona Workforce Connection are invited to experience all that is offered. Services are provide at no cost, a comprehensive array of services to job seekers and employers in Cochise, Graham and ...

Lady Bulldogs Go 4-2 In Payson Tournament


The results left the Lady Bulldogs with a record of 14-5 for the season. Winslow defeated Safford 4-3 in the first game, then topped Fountain Hills 12-11 in a slugfest, bombarded Round Valley 9-1 and got by Estrella Foothills 6-1. The first loss was a 7-6 ...

OPINION: Don't let legislators take away your right to know


EDITOR’S NOTE: The following editorial was published March 4 in the Eastern Arizona Courier, serving the Safford and Thatcher areas in Graham County. Despite claiming the goal is transparency, our Legislature sure is working hard to keep the public in ...

Triumphant Dress Rehearsal For Playoff Glory


In what they hope is a dress rehearsal for the ultimate celebration at Arizona State University on May 11 ...
ringing up that many Safford hitters in a 4-0 win over Safford. The only other out in that game came via a groundout. Payson beat Snowflake ...

During Kidney Cancer Awareness Month, Arizona Oncology Encourages Everyone to Speak With Their Healthcare Providers About the Disease


Safford, Scottsdale, Sedona, and Tucson. Arizona Oncology believes it is beneficial to provide cancer therapies in a community setting, close to patients' homes and support systems. The physicians are supported by a talented clinical team sensitive to the ...

The Railers come home


Missouri natives and brothers Jordan and Jonathan Lawson moved with their parents to Arizona when they were kids. The duo quickly became award winning fiddle players after studying the instruments since they were young. Safford native Cassandra Lawson ...

Mary Virginia Arbuthnot


She is survived by her brothers, William "Bill" Arbuthnot of Safford, AZ and John "Jack" Arbuthnot; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary (nee Ryan) Arbuthnot; and brothers, Robert (Peggy), Thomas, Donald (Barbara ...

Arizona State wrestling ready for nationals, joined by others


In other wrestling news: Two former Arizona high school wrestlers qualified for nationals. Former Horizon champion Garrett Ryan (HVY) received a wild card into the tournament after being named co-freshman of the year at Columbia, while Safford four-time ...

Education cuts are bad move


That’s a mindset that has to change for Arizona to move forward as a pro-business model for the rest of the nation. (The Safford-based Eastern Arizona Courier is a sister publication of the Weekly Bulletin.)

Which Arizona city has the most bartenders?


Next in Arizona is the Sierra Vista-Douglas metropolitan area with 1.4, Payson with 1.2, Show Low and Nogales, 1.1 each, and Safford, with 0.09 bartenders per 1,000 people. Arizona had an average of 1.6 bartenders per 1,000 people, according to the study.

Watch I Believe in Unicorns (2014) Online Free Trial Megavideo


IMDb page: I Believe in Unicorns (2014) Free Trial Movie Stream Rate: 6.3/10 total 109 votes  Genre: Drama Release Date: 15 May 2015 (USA) Runtime: 80 min Filming Loca…

Safford Sporting Goods Announces New Addition in the Stock for Outdoor Hunting Fans


Safford Sporting Goods Announces New Addition in the Stock for Outdoor Hunting Fans (EMAILWIRE.COM, March 24, 2015 ) Safford, Alabama -- Safford Sporting Goods, one of the leading providers of huntin…

Hunting and Sporting can tear up the Mountain with High-Tech Gear from Safford Sporting Goods


Hunting and Sporting can tear up the Mountain with High-Tech Gear from Safford Sporting Goods (EMAILWIRE.COM, March 24, 2015 ) Safford, Alabama -- The most recent advancements in Snowboard and skiing…

Safford, Arizona


Our travels from Superior took us in the direction to the small community of Safford located in the southeast portion of the state where, “Life the way it ought to be”, is their slogan.  Nestled along…

Safford AZ to Lordsburg MN 77 miles


Cross country tripToday, in my opinion, was a great biking day, weather wise: cool (60s), No Wind, an all day rain, relatively flat road, very little traffic, a wide flat shoulder. Nan and I booked it…

Day 12 Globe to Safford AZ 76 miles


I woke up early to visit with my grand baby Isabelle on FaceTime, so I didn’t get the early start I was planning, but seeing Isabelle was well worth it. It was quite cool in the morning, about 50. I …

August 1915 Issue of Our Mission Work, Maine Children's Home Society, Published in Augusta, Maine


August 1915 issue of Our Mission Work, Devoted to the Interests of the Maine Children's Home Society, Volume XVI, No. 5, published at Augusta, Maine.  The handwritten name Mrs. J. B. Thomas appears in…

Event Marketing Review of the 2015 Catering Conference in Las Vegas


As “the most comprehensive Trade-show in the Catering industry” this year’s event was held in Las Vegas, NV from March 8th-11th attracting thousands of attendees, vendors and celebrity chefs passionat…

Feedback and Forecast: A Brief Look at What Went Wrong for Bates and Trinity in the Elite Eight


The Trinity defense made life really tough for Graham Safford ’15 in his last game as a Bobcat. (Courtesy of D3Photography.com) Sometimes real life and other commitments get in the way of our NESCAC …

Reception honoring John Safford, April 2, 2015


John Safford has left the building!             Please join the Superior Court bench and staff, along with the Manchester Bar Association, in celebrating John’s 35 years as Superior Court Cle…




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Protect Your Business in SAFFORD ARIZONA from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT
HOW:

Space is limited. Register at http://agil.me/springprepsba

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The Guardian and a warning to SAFFORD ARIZONA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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In SAFFORD ARIZONA: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]










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