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Community Food Bank adds SNAP

Staff and volunteers at the Nogales Community Food bank assist in the application process of the SNAP program.

The Nogales Community Food Bank is now offering assistance with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which was formerly known as food stamps. “The Idea was to create a one stop location to receive these programs that are so vital to our community,” said Community Food Bank (NCFB) Director Arthur Espinoza. Members of the community are now able to call ... Read More »

McDonald’s serves up education

Staff at the Mariposa McDonalds enjoy the new classes as  staff from the Santa Cruz One Stop look on.

Serving tasty hamburgers in some of the busiest McDonald’s in the country is something local employees pride themselves with on a daily basis, but also furthering your education and job skills is now part of the package deal. McDonald’s and Santa Cruz County’s One-Stop Career Center are working together to educate and train the local talent currently employed at our ... Read More »

Western Boxing Club

Rene Jimenez, founder and trainer, at Western Boxing Club talks about boxing, his students and the future of the gym.

Before he was a trainer or boxer, Rene Jimenez was playing basketball at a local gym in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, when an argument turned into a melee involving several other people. This unfortunate incident turned into something positive because watching from a distance, local championship boxer David “El Destroyer” Lopez witnessed the brawl and immediately recruited Jimenez as a boxer. ... Read More »

Nogales Rotary Club installs new President and Board of Directors

Outgoing President Patricia Wallace  congratulates new Rotary President Jorge Leon.

Nogales Rotary Club installs new President and Board of Directors The Nogales Rotary Club held an installation and awards banquet on June 23, 2011 for its incoming new president Jorge L. Leon. The out coming President Patricia Wallace conducted the greeting and introductions of recognition awards recipients for the 2010 Rotary year. The Rotarian of the Year award was presented ... Read More »

Fundraiser held in Rio Rico

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus held it’s yearly fundraiser to build a new building in Rio Rico for the Most Holy Nativity Catholic Church. This was an all weekend event held at the Rio Rico Racquet Club that concluded with a superb breakfast on Sunday morning. The church has acquired the property and a design plan to go forward with the ... Read More »

Luis Fernando Parra, Infantryman

Local attorney Luis Fernando Parra with soldiers from the First Calvary Division during active service overseas stop and pose for a photo of remembrance to share with family upon their return home.

On August 2, 1990 militarized units from the country of Iraq invaded and seized control of Kuwait. The invasion triggered a global effort, which included the United States. One such effort was Operation Desert Shield to deter any efforts on the part of Iraq to further invade Kuwait’s oil rich neighbor, Saudi Arabia. On August 7, deployment of U.S. forces ... Read More »

HIPPY Program Planting Seeds of Learning

HIPPY Students

For the past five years the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) has been preparing children in Santa Cruz County for a successful future. The program is one of four initiatives from the Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools, Alfredo I. Velasquez. This program provides parents of three, four and five year old children with the educational tools ... Read More »

Paving the road through recovery

The Living Center recently held its grand opening celebration at its new location in Nogales.

Every community has members who suffer from substance abuse and mental health issues. Those afflicted with these problems enter a perpetual cycle of obstacles they need to overcome in order to recover. This daunting road to recovery is an almost impossible task to attain which prompted Rick Ploski and Anthony Alberta to offer solutions and support systems that would aid ... Read More »

Making Connections Conference

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Cenpatico held its Making Connections Conference this past July 29, 2011 in Nogales. The conference coordinated by Adriana Romero of Cenpatico centered our childhood development. The conference began early Friday morning with a warm welcoming. The conference continued with instructor Darcy Dixon, University of Arizona, with topics of early brain development and childhood experiences. Hands on activities helped illustrate brain ... Read More »

2nd Back to School Blitz

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Greater community participation in the 2nd Back to School Blitz for Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35 which took place at Rio Rico High School this past Saturday, July 23, 2011. Read More »

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