Arizona Daily Sun from Flagstaff, Arizona on June 4, 1995 · 2
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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Sunday, June 4, 1995
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2 ARIZONA DAILY SUN, Flagstaff, Arizona, Sunday, June 4, 1995 Group still in infancy helps city babies You too can get elected By KELI MAURER Sun Staff Reporter For women who fear the high cost of having a baby, a new organization is bringing relief. A Flagstaff couple has started a not-for-profit organization that offers early and continuous prenatal care to women at reduced rates. Baby Flagstaff is available to women regardless of their ability to pay for care. The group will help pregnant women apply for AHC-CCS coverage, the states medical program for the poor, in Baby Flagstaff offices. For women who do not qualify for AHCCCS, Baby Flagstaff is designed to set up payment plans each individual can manage. Its an attempt to create a comprehensive obstetrical program for the poor and the working poor, said Don Sterman, Baby Flagstaff president. Its for those who a pregnancy would really hurt or those who would have to change their standard of living. Don and Susan Sterman began Baby Flagstaff with the idea that if women are properly taken care of in the early stages of their pregnancy. it will save taxpayers money. The program has 10 patients so far. Failure to get prenatal care in the long run is more expensive, Don said. In addition, the program should be a relief for doctors because it will enable them to see pregnant patients early on, perhaps before a problem arises. The two have teamed up with project sponsors A Womans Place, Coconino County Medical Assistance Office and Northland Family Help Center. Dr. Holly Vigil at A Womans Place has agreed to provide medical services for the women. The Ster-mans said one unique characteristic of the program is initial AHCCCS eligibility determination for each prdient is made during the first visit. The Coconino County Medical Assistance Office will staff Vigils office during their own regular office hours to take care of the paperwork. The Stermans said they hope taking care of the paperwork in the doctors office will encourage early prenatal care, eliminate missed appointments and ease intimidating medical bills and paperwork. Were trying to encourage women to come in as soon as pos-i sible, said Susan Sterman, a prac-J tice administrator in Vigils office and Baby Flagstaff administrator.! People need dignity and grace to run their own lives and make their! own decisions. J Futients who arent able to make; medical payments but dont qualify for AHCCCS also will be included,' in the project. Susan Sterman said by offering a professional office consultation and; appointment. Baby Flagstaff will get' away from the clinic atmosphere Lets pretend youve been thinking about running for the city council next year. The primary election will be held Tuesday, Feb. 6, 19, and the general election will follow on Tuesday, March 5, 19. The mayor and three council-members face re-election. You dont necessarily have a bone to pick with them or the job theyve been doing, but gosh dam it, you cant do any worse, right? Right. So, what do you do? On Nov. 13, 1995, the Office of the City Clerk will have available for you nominating petitions, campaign finance requirements and a financial disclosure statement. There will also be provided a pamphlet that will assist you in meeting all of the legal requirements for running for public office. The number of signatures required to appear on a nominating petition is based on a percentage of the votes tallied during the previous general election. Expect to collect 400 to 800 signatures. Only registered voters from within the city limits may sign your petition. Failure to comply with this requirement can sneak around and bite you on the buttocks if your petition is challenged. Campaign finance laws are concerned with the proper reporting of all funding used by you to finance your election. The reporting structure for campaign contributions is complicated and requires a meticulous attention to documenting contributions and expenditures. Common sense dictates that you ask someone to serve as your campaign manager. This persons sole responsibility should be to assure compliance with the campaign finance laws. If that is a daunting aspect of running for public office, consider the requirement of completing a financial disclosure statement. This is a public declaration of your assets and liabilities. Once youre elected, youll be expected to complete a disclosure statement annually throughout your term. Welcome to the public arena. Your completed nominating petitions, an affidavit of understanding pertaining to the campaign-finance laws and your completed financial disclosure statement must be submitted to the City Clerk no later than Jan. 7, 1996. Now, youre ready for the campaign. How you campaign is a matter of personal choice. An average successful campaign can cost between $5,000 and $7,000. However, there have been successful campaigns in which no money was spent. Instead, those candidates went door to door to seek votes. Personally, I have always voted for those individuals who took the time to come to my front door. So dont let limited discretionary money prevent you from running for office. Flagstaff is still small enough for you to run a successful grassroots campaign. On March 5, bingo, youve won a seat on the city council. What are your official obligations? The council convenes twice a month on Tuesday evenings. Work sessions arc scheduled every Monday and during the annual budgetary process, youre required to attend the daily 5 a.m. budget meetings that may take more than two weeks to complete. There are two planning retreats scheduled annually. During your term, you arc permitted no more than three uncx-cused absences. As compensation, councilmcm-bers receive $300 a month. The mayor receives $450 a month and the use of a city vehicle. Any official travel is funded by the city. Councilmcmbcrs share an office in the administrative suite on the second floor of city hall. The mayor has a private office. What can you do between now and November when the petitions are available? Start by attending the council meetings regularly. The council agenda appears in the paper on the Monday prior to the scheduled meeting. Copies of the agenda arc available at the meeting in a bin to the right of the door as you enter the council chambers. Read the paper to get a bead on the issues facing the city. The public library has copies of the city budget and the city charter. Read them. Talk to councilmcmbcrs and remember that a willingness to serve is the only prerequisite. Obituaries Soap scout Chris PondyArizona Daily Sun Despite the dark clouds and droplets of rain, Amber Zavala, 1 1 , a member of Girl Scout Troop 660, washes the front window of a car Saturday afternoon at the Salvation Army. The Scouts held a car wash to raise money for a trip to San Diego later this month. Public record Police Log Devin Williams, a 29-year-old truck driver has been reported missing to the Coconino County Sheriffs Office. May 28, Williams got out of his tractor trailer, which was stuck in the mud near Forest Service Road 137, about 19'2 miles from state Highway 87. Williams was last seen Monday at about 4 p.m. on Forest Service Road 321, about a quarter-mile north of Rim Road. Williams was wearing a black T-shirt with white art, jeans, and was not wearing any shoes or socks. He has an earring in his left ear and numerous tattoos on his back and arms. Anyone with information about Williams is asked to call the Sheriffs office at 1-800-338-7888. A 19-year-old Mesa woman, who has been missing for more than a week, was last heard from in Flagstaff. Bianca Perry is described as a white female, about 5 feet 6 inches and 160 pounds. She has brown shoulder-length hair and wears tie-dyed clothing. She was last heard from on May 24 when she called her stepfather from Flagstaff. Perry left Mesa to go to a Grateful Dead concert May 22 in Las Vegas. She reportedly met up with a man named Damon. She called on May 22 in Kingman and said they were going to the Grand Canyon. Two days later, they called from Flagstaff. Charged with DUI William T. Benally, Jr., 36, P.O. Box 141, Flagstaff, was arrested at 1:41 a.m. Saturday. ' Dana Lynn Anders, 37, Tuc-' son, arrested 12:50 a.m. Saturday. O Gregory W. Epperson, 22, 4020 S. Yaqui Drive 2, was arrested at 12:42 a.m. Saturday. which tells of the work done for the wounded in the European campaign. 25 YEARS AGO The City of Flagstaff today received a check for $29,418.22 from Valley National Bank in payment of interest on almost $2.1 million in sewer bond funds. ALbert L. Luna Albert L. Lima Sr., 84, died at Flagstaff Medical Center June 3. Rosary service will be held Monday at 7 pm. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday and burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Luna was bom Sept. 5, 1910 in Williams. He was the son of Antonio and Ruperta Luna. He married Frances Griego in 1932. He retired from Stone Forest Industries in 1974, having worked in the lumber industry all his life. At the time of his retirement, he opened a saw-sharpening business out of his home and served many local contractus. He was also a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, the Tri-angulo Club and was an avid bowler years ago. He also umpired Little League baseball and operated a bingo game for the church. More recently, he was a familiar sight in his wheelchair on the sidewalk at the comer of South Beaver Street and Benton Avenue. He was preceded in death in 1970 by a daughter, Grace Rodriguez, and a grandson, Joseph Montoya, in 1989. Survivors include his wife Frances of Flagstaff; son Albert, Jr., of Anaheim, Calif.; daughters Virginia Martinez of Stockton, Calif., Mary Alice Chavez and Olivia Fordaro of Flagstaff; brothers Paul and Manuel Luna of Williams; one sister. Rose Ruiz of the Los Angeles area, 11 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Virginia Lowry Virginia Lowry, 88, died June 1 at her home in Winslow. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Greers Scott Mortuary in Winslow. Mrs. Lowry was bom on April 17, 1907 in Clear Boggie, Okla. She met Henry Lowry in the spring of 1926, and they were married Sept. 15 of that year in Shawnee, Okla.7 From Shawnee, they moved to Pueblo, Colo. In 1936, they moved to Winslow. In her earlier years, Mrs. Lowry enjoyed traveling and shopping. She had a love for animals and fed every stray in the neighborhood. She is survived by her husband Henry of Winslow; two sons, William E. Lowry of California and Donald A. Lowry of Winslow; two daughters, Eva Delores Byers of Winslow and Karen Jo Harvey of Flagstaff; four sisters, Chlorena Greer of Sacramento, Calif., Joalenc Merich and Freday Merich, both of, Meyer, and Nelda Austin of Phoenix; nine grandchildren and 19! great-grandchildren. j 1 Arrangements are "being' handled, by Greers Scott Mortuary - in1 Winslow. ' J Fire Log A fire did about $5,000 damage to a Southside home, but the Flagstaff Fire Department said it could have been worse. The five occupants of the one-story house at 8 W. Benton Ave. were awakened by a passerby pounding on their front door as a smoke detector went off. Alodie Harer and her five-year-old daughter were delivering doughnuts when they noticed flames coming out of the back of the house at about 5:38 a.m. All five Northern Arizona University students escaped safely. The fire started when a cigarette butt fell under the back porch and smoldered until it caught fire. Pathways of Memories 100 YEARS AGO F.A. Armitage left Monday to represent Babbitt Bros. tailoring department in the towns west of here. 50 YEARS AGO Second Lieutenant Florence Stanke, Army nurse at the 9th Evacuation Hospital in France, wrote this week to Mrs. Matilda McCauley and enclosed a clipping Willies summer agenda is packed This just in from the front lines of summer. Looks suspiciously like a Willies Things-to-Do List. 1. Wake up, but only if and when you feel like it. 2. Kick the dog. 3. Eat two jelly doughnuts, last nights chocolate milkshake leftovers, cinnamon toast, a candy bar, Cocoa-Puffs (no more than three bowls), and look at that healthy, nutritious piece of fruit like you mean to eat it. 4. Dont. 5. Kick the dog. 6. Watch cartoons. 7. Turn off the TV when the suns high enough in the sky that you need to strain your neck a bit to see it. Slip in a movie and resume the couch position. 8. Find a stinkbug and kick it. 9. Pick up a book like you mean to read it. 10. Dont. 11. Walk downtown and hang out. See the babes. Act like youre 21, not 1 1. 12. For a wild adventure, wear your ballcap with the bill in front. 13. But not for long. 14. Tell Dad when he gets home from work how much you appreciate the job he does, the bills he pays, the luxuries in life he sweats to provide. 15. Dont laugh. 16. Look at the lawnmower like you mean to use it. 17. Admit you dont know what a lawnmower looks like. 18. See if maybe you didnt overlook one last jelly doughnut; resume the couch position. 19. Kick the dog for smelling like a stinkbug. Dad & Sons, Inc By Mike Patrick 20. Rehearse your summer slogan 95 times, but theres nothing to do ... The Arizona Dally Sun guarantees n value equal to or greater than the cost of your newspaper, EVERY DAYI Only coupons clipped directly from the Arizona Daily Sun accepted. No facsimilies. 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