Supply Point “The Installation Ammunition Supply Point (ASP) will be closed for quarterly inventory Dec. 29-31 2008. Please coor- dinate in advance with theASP if training requirements are anticipated during this period. Emergency requirements may be addressed to Mr. Manny Bringas, 533- 2512/3350.”
Bisbee Mining Museum The Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum is offering a two-for-one admission for military personal for the month of De- cember (adult admission is $7.50/ youth $3.00). The Museum, a Smithsonian Af- filiate, would like to offer a two-for-one admission for military personal for the month of December (adult admission is $7.50/ youth $3.00). The Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum is a 501 [c] nonprofit under the govern-
Paul T. Muse estate seeks information
To any individual, or place of business, that may have a claim against or have possessions belong- ing to the estate of Paul T. Muse, you may contact the Summary Court Martial Officer, CPT Tracy Comer at
520-533-9014 or CPT Degra- tious Jenkins at 520-533-5585.
At The Movies
Showing at the Cochise Theater for the next week are:
19 Dec. Fri.- 7 p.m. Madagascar 2: Escape From Africa (PG) 20 Dec. Sat. - 7 p.m. Quantum of Solace (PG-13) 21 Dec. Sun. - 2 p.m. Madagascar 2: Escape From
Bolt (PG) 27 Dec Sat - 7 p.m. Twilight (PG-13) 28 Dec Sun. - 7 p.m. Bolt (PG)
ing authority of the Bisbee Council on the Arts & Humanities.
Military personnel closures The Military Personnel Division located in Whitside Hall on Fort Huachuca will be closed on the following dates for the holiday season. The ID Card Section will be closed Dec. 26 And the Military Personnel Division will be closed Jan. 2 2009. For more information on services with the Military Personnel Division please call 533-3267.
Commissary holiday hours The Commissary will be open on Monday before Christmas, Dec. 22 and Dec. 29 from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. We will close at 3:00 pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas, 26 December And New Years’ Day. Your commissary staff wishes all a very happy holiday season!
Christmas Caroling Buffalo Corral will offer “caroling hay rides” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Dec. 19. The rides will begin and end in front of Building 22214, at Brown Parade Field. The cost is $5 per person. Reservations are needed. For more information.
Fifler gym renovates Eifler gym to undergo renovations From now to Jan. 5, 2009, the main gym-
nasium floor at Eifler Fitness Center will be closed for renovations. Because of these renovations, the entire fitness center will be closed from Dec. 20 to Jan. 5, 2009. The staff and management would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause customers. For more information, call 533-4723.
Astronomy Club The HuachucaAstronomy Club of South- eastern Arizona is presenting Mr. Steve Coe as their monthly speaker. Steve is from Phoenix and the author of several astronomy books. He will present: “My Five Favorite Viewing Nights.” The 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 19 meeting will be held in Room 305Aof Cochise College in Sierra Vista, next to the campus secu- rity office. Nonmembers are welcome and attendance is free. Please come. For additional information, contact Keith Mullen at 366-0049.
Public Star Party The Huachuca Astronomy Club, of Southeastern Arizona, is hosting a free Public Star Party, Saturday, Dec.20, 2008 at approximately 6:30 p.m. (weather de- pendent) at the Junk Bond Observatory located at 6929 E. Madera, off Moson Road. Visit the club’s website at http:// hacastronomy.com, and click on “Re-
sources”, then, “Junk Bond Observatory”, for a map and directions. Come and let us help you discover the wonder and beauty ofArizona’s skies! For more information, call Keith Mullen at 366-0049.
Scholarships TheArmy ROTC Green to Gold Division Commander’s Hip Pocket Scholarship Program provides selected Soldiers the opportunity to complete their baccalau- reate degree requirements and obtain a commission through participation in the ROTC Scholarship program. Each year Division Commanders can nominate de- serving Soldiers for two, three and four year Green to Gold scholarships. Units are encouraged to nominate Soldiers un- der their command who have exhibited the potential for further outstanding service to America and our Army as commissioned officers. The best way to ensure your deserving Soldiers have this opportunity is to encourage them to apply now! Interested Soldiers are encouraged to follow-up with their chain of command. Interested Soldiers will need to download and complete the application forms along with the Hip Pocket Guide checklist. Application forms can be found at http:// www.goarmy.com/rotc/enlisted_soldiers. jsp. Applications are due Mar 2 2009. For more information call Ms Delphine Rakestraw 533-1053.
Green Christmas shopping at the Sierra Vista Farmer s Market
By Valerie McCaffrey Shopping for locally produced food helps keep small family farmers and ranchers in business, protecting open space and wildlife and saving energy by reducing food miles and long term stor- age and packaging. At the Sierra Vista Farmers Market choose between local and organically raised produce, meats, cider, tamales and baked goods, nuts, honey and salsas, plants, pet products, herbal remedies and hand made soaps, balms and lotions brought to market by over 25 vendors.
Animals raised on pasture or range eat fresh green forage. Because these animals live outside in clean and spa- cious environments where they get a lot of exercise and fresh air, they experience less stress than confined factory-raised animals so are much less likely to get sick or harbor diseases. They are not force- fed an unnatural grain diet laced with chemicals, antibiotics and hormones. Grass-fed meats are leaner so lower in fat and calories than grain-fed meats as well as richer in “good fats” such as omega-3’s and CLA’s. They also contain more antioxidant vitamins and are much
less likely to carry the virulent strain of E.coli which develops much more easily in the more acid stomach environment of grain-fed animals.
Local ranchers will offer gift cer- tificates for grass-fed and pastured meats and a grass-fed cookbook is also for sale. To find out more about the nutritional benefits of grass-fed foods and meet some of the farmers who raise them, Shannon Hayes, a pasture-based farmer with a Ph.D. from Cornell University in sustainable agriculture, has written “The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook.”
Beginning with a sturdy fair-trade basket, customers can create custom- ized gift baskets full of local foods, natural body care, decorative plants and beeswax candles and ornaments. Lo- cally produced stocking stuffers include beef or salmon jerky, fragrant soaps, lip balm, prickly pear fruit leather, gourmet jams and pickles, honey stix or pet toys and treats.
Heirloom dried beans and 14 bean soup mixes are great for creating healthy “slow food.” The farmers market also offers desert heritage foods such as prickly pear nectar helpful for lowering
blood sugar and cholesterol levels (and eliminating hangovers) as well as chia, an ancient health and energy food and naturally sweet mesquite tortillas, breads and cookies.
A green gift that will save energy for years is a solar oven. Sierra Vista’s Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture (www. bajaaz.org) offers the light-weight por- table sun oven at a discount. The oven reaches 425 degree F. and can bake or roast anything. Solar cookbooks by solar chefs in Flagstaff and New Mexico are also available to introduce friends and family to cooking with the sun.
The farmers market is open every Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. year round (except holidays) at the NW corner of Wilcox and Carmichael. Call 378-2973 for more information. Sign up at the information booth or by phone for the market’s free weekly E-News with infor- mation about what will be at the market, new products and specials. Many vendors offer a discount to active duty military.
December 18, 2008