A cold front moved through earlier this week that brought temperatures down to the lower 40s and lows that dipped in the 20s. A warming trend is predicted for this weekend however, with highs reaching into the lower 60s and lows still dipping into the 20s.
The GOP Presidential preference election was held February 28th and the results for our Heber Overgaard area have been tallied. A large turnout for Mitt Romney was accounted for and garnered 53 percent of the vote (386 votes). A distant second place was Rick Santorum with nearly 28 percent of the vote (203 votes). Trailing behind those candidates was Newt Gingrich with 11 percent (80 votes) and Ron Paul with 7 percent of the votes (53 votes). This result is with 100 percent of the 727 total voter turnouts.
A “Wall to Wall Bicycle Ride” will be coming through the Heber Overgaard area on Saturday, March 10th. This bicycle ride includes two military veterans, Wesley Barrientos and Jeremy Staat, who uses a “hand wheel” to propel himself because of the loss of both legs in Afghanistan, is making its way across the country in a trek that is 4,162 miles from the Wall of Valor in Bakersfield, Calif. to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. The Heber Overgaard Chamber of Commerce is working with the American Legion Post 86 to host these veterans. Their mission on this trek is to raise awareness of veterans’ issues such as the high suicide rate as well honor those who served. The general public is welcome to ride bicycles along with these veterans.