By Gulsen Ozdemir
-Woman Fights Off Carjacker to Protect Children-
A woman in Mesa has put up a fight in order to protect her children who were in the car when a man approached to the vehicle and tried to carjack. John Conrad Merrell, 59, was able to open the door and threw the woman out of the car. When he tried to drive away though, the woman placed her hand in the door jamb and Merrell could not close the door but continued the assault by beating the woman in the head. Nearby drivers realized the attack and helped Merrell get detained. The mother, whose identity has not been disclosed, was hospitalized with broken and swollen hand.
(Photo Courtesy: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office)
-Missing Man Found Dead-
Greg Foster, 60, was reported missing on Tuesday after he did not show up from wood cutting that he started Monday in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. The Sheriff’s Office started a search for the missing man immediately, and on Wednesday officials found him dead in the forest. Authorities say they do not suspect any foul play, and it is mostly likely that a a tree had fallen on him.
(Apache County Sheriff’s Office)
-Pharmacy Is Opening in Town!-
White Mountain Pharmacy is opening on Monday, November 11 in Overgaard. Owner Nick Bryce has said that he will have a technician on Monday to help people with their Medicare plan. All prescriptions requested before noon will be available the same day, and for the ones requested afternoon, they will be available for pick-up the next day. Until December, the pharmacy will accept only cash, but credit card payments over the phone via their Show Low branch will be available. Antibiotics that are not covered by insurance will also be accessible at a fair price. Business hours are 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday.
-TODAY IN HISTORY-
- Montana becomes the 41st state of the union, 1889
- The U.S. and Great Britain invade Axis-occupied North Africa, 1942
Show Low is holding Santa and the Shoppe on Gingerbread Lane between November 8 and 10.
-Mogollon Mustangs Playoff Game Live Stream-
Don’t forget! The Mogollon Mustangs are traveling to Corona, AZ for tomorrow night’s playoff game against Superior-but that doesn’t mean you have to miss the action. You can watch the game live using the following link, starting at 6:00PM:
-Mogollon Girl’s Volleyball-
The Mogollon Girl’s Volleyball team has won their first round against the Red Mesa Redskins this afternoon, scoring 25-9, 25-10, and 25-12. Great work ladies! Keep it up for the next game, which is taking place tonight at 7:00PM.