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Pearl O'Neill -- still going strong at 105

At 105 years old, Pearl O'Neill could be Cochise County's oldest person. 

While her son and a network of close friends check on her daily and assist her with different day-to-day tasks, she lives a relatively independent lifestyle, given her age. 

Born Feb. 16, 1916 and raised on a dairy farm in New Jersey, O'Neill has planted a garden and lived off the fruits and vegetables she has raised. She describes herself as an organic gardener, using natural methods for controlling pests. Up until two years ago, she continued to garden and can food.  O'Neill attributes her longevity to healthy eating and staying as active as possible. She plans to be around to celebrate 10 more birthdays. 

See Pearl O'Neill's story on the front page of today's Herald/Review. Her story serves as an introduction to the annual W magazine, with it's "women who cook" theme.  

Pearl O'Neill

Local gardening legend Pearl O’Neill stands in her kitchen Thursday. O’Neill celebrated her 105th birthday in February.
Local gardening legend Pearl O’Neill stands in her kitchen Thursday. O’Neill celebrated her 105th birthday in February.

Bisbee shopping

A Bisbee shopper takes a break while on Main Street Friday.
A Bisbee shopper takes a break while on Main Street Friday.

SVUSD announces two-day outdoor graduation, provides COVID-19 updates

Sierra Vista Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Eric Holmes said more than 70% of Buena High School seniors and their parents voted in a survey to have a traditional graduation ceremony.

SVUSD Public Information Officer Valerie Weller said the graduation ceremony will be held at Buena’s Loveless Stadium football field, with one group of students walking on May 26 and the second on May 27 at 7 p.m. both nights. Social distancing and masks will be required throughout the ceremony.

Holmes also gave a COVID-19 update for the board. He reported that Cochise County was in “substantial transmission,” according to the Arizona Department of Health Services COVID-19 benchmarks, which defines an area that has 50-99 new cases per 100,000 individuals as "substantial."

Since Tuesday's board meeting, the ADHS has updated the number of cases and status of transmission in Cochise County. For the week of March 28, the department is reporting the county had 41 new cases per 100,000 individuals, a "moderate spread."

More information below. 

https://www.myheraldreview.com/news/coronavirus/svusd-announces-two-day-outdoor-graduation-provides-covid-19-updates/article_739daf76-974e-11eb-b2d4-0b43be8913d3.html