Ward 5 Council Office Update CM Richard Fimbres

fIMBRESPurcell Tire & Service Center has opened its new commercial/retail center at 1515 E. Ajo Way. This Tucson facility features state of the art equipment with 6 retail bays and 3 drive-through commercial bays. There is easy access off Interstate 10 and has a large circular drive that makes it extremely easy for large trucks to enter and exit the service center.

The facility is equipped to do heavy-duty alignments on commercial vehicles with the latest Hunter Engineering equipment.  It offers Roadside tire service to fleets 24/7.  The expanded warehouse has allowed Purcell to have on hand multiple tire lines and sizes from Goodyear, Dunlap, Hancoock, Michelin, Kelly, Yoyo, and other nationally recognized quality brands.

This Purcell Tire & Service Center is the newest and largest truck tire center serving all of Southern Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico. Purcell Tire & Service Center has built a reputation of trust, providing quality vehicle maintenance and diagnostic services along with offering an extensive selection of top tire brands for retail and commercial vehicles.

The Sunnyside Softball Juniors made it to the semifinals of the Junior League Softball World Series. Although our defending champs did not make it to the finals, they have made us all proud in their strong effort to defend their crown!

Project PPEP, Inc. recently celebrated their 47th Anniversary. In 1967, PPEP, Inc. was founded by Dr. John David Arnold aboard a 1957 Chevy bus named “La Tortuga (tortoise)” with a $19,000 grant from the Tucson Committee for Economic Opportunity. Its mission to “improve the quality of rural life.” Four decades later PPEP remains dedicated to carrying out the dreams of its first Bracero migrant farm workers students for a better way of life. Si Se Pudo. Yes We Can. Congratulations to PPEP Inc., and Dr. Arnold and his staff for their success. For more information, go online to ppep.org.

On Friday, August 22, Los Changuitos Feos commemorated their 50th Anniversary of music and entertainment. Widely regarded as the first youth mariachi group, and the seed to the whole youth mariachi movement in the United States. Inheritors of a five decade legacy of musicianship and dedication, today’s Changuitos play for college scholarship money. Over $480,000 in grants have transformed former Changuitos into college graduates in law, medicine, science, education and technology. For more information go online to loschanguitosfeos.org.

Lastly, Mr. J.L. “Pepe” Mendoza has retired from the VA Hospital in Tucson. Pepe served the veterans hospitalized, those using the medical facilities and our community, in his role as the head of the Public Information Office. The Ward 5 office has worked with Pepe over the years on events for our service men and women, as well as coordinating the get well card’s for those hospitalized. Thank you Pepe for your work and we hope you enjoy your time with your family.