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3/5/2014 8:32:00 AM
Roundup: March 5, 2014
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Expo for caregivers is March 14

Seniors, family caregivers and senior resource providers are invited to the Senior & Caregivers Conference and Expo on Friday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Presentations by local experts will occur on-the-hour on some of the most sensitive issues relating to the challenges of being a senior or caregiver, according to a news release. Come for the whole day, or just for topics that interest you.

More than 60 local senior resource providers will provide free information about their products and services.

The event's location will be Liberty Traditional School, 3300 N. Lake Valley Road, Prescott Valley. Free admission.

For an event schedule or more information, visit or call Debbie Stewart at 778-3747.

Focus of talk is famous couple

Art Docent Carolyn Harris, with the Prescott Valley Public Library, will present "The Elephant and The Dove," about famous painter Diego Rivera and artist Frida Kahlo, at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in the third-floor Crystal Room.

Rivera, the greatest Mexican painter of the 20th century, had a profound effect on the international art world and introduced fresco painting into modern art and architecture. His radical political views and tempestuous romance was a source of public intrigue. Frida Kahlo considered her artwork to be her self-description. She was considered one of the century's most gifted narcissists. Rivera and Kahlo joined forces in and out of marriage to produce world-famous art.

Saturday's presentation will focus on their tumultuous relationship and their contributions to the art world. Reservations are not required for this free event.

For more information, call Ted Johnson, assistant library director, or e-mail: or (928)759-3036. The Prescott Valley Public Library is located at 7401 E. Civic Circle.

Fruit tree pruning class is Saturday

The Prescott Valley Community Garden workshop was rained out this past Saturday. The two-hour workshop has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 8, from noon to 2 p.m. at the garden behind Albertsons on Lake Valley and Florentine roads.

Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to prune fruit trees, and offer information on starting an early garden with seeds and cold frames, soil prep and composting

The workshop is free and open to the public. For information, call 602-402-7404 or email

Holocaust survivor to visit school

Stephen Nasser, a Holocaust survivor, will speak at Glassford Hill Middle School auditorium, 6901 Panther Path, Prescott Valley, from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, March 6.

Visitors are welcome. He also will have on hand copies of his book, My Brother's Voice, for $15; cash or checks payable to Stephen Nasser.

Charity benefit is Saturday

The Beta Sigma Phi Sorority is sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit local charities with lunch, Bunco, and bidding on six gift baskets at noon Saturday, March 8, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 3950 N. Valorie Drive, off Lakeshore Drive.

Tickets are $10 and the event benefits Stepping Stones home for abused women, Horses with HEART, VA Medical Center, Prescott Area Women's Shelter, and other local charities.

For tickets or more information, call Carleen at 928-775-5184 or Elaine at 928-772-5708.

Youth club sponsors blood drive

The Prescott Valley School Youth Chamber Club is sponsoring a Red Cross Community Blood Drive on Friday, March 14. The drive runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the PVS campus, 9500 Lorna Lane, off Mendecino, in Prescott Valley.

All community residents, 16 and older, are invited. Remember, each blood donation saves as many as three lives. Go to, enter "PVCharterSchool" and register. Or, call 772-8744 for more information and directions.

'Hot Shot' golf tourney will be May 10

Prescott Golf and Country Club is hosting a Hot Shots Charitable Golf Tournament from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10. Prescott Golf and Country Club is at 1030 N. Prescott Country Club Blvd. in Dewey.

The golf tournament will include raffle and prizes, Harley Davidson Hole-in-One, longest drive contest, closest to the pin contest, longest putt contest, Texas Roadhouse barbecue and Honor Guard ceremony.

There also will be a mini-festival for families that will include bounce houses, a petting zoo, fire trucks, face painting, putting contest for kids, barbecue, Hot Shot T-shirt giveaways and much more.

All donations are tax deductible and are for providing ongoing education and special needs support for the families of the Fallen 19.

For information or to enroll your foursome or become a sponsor, email or call Ken at 775-5787.

Historical Society visits Bloody Basin

Kevin Leonard will lead a Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society trip to Bloody Basin on Saturday, March 15, to explore ruins and petroglyphs.

Four-wheel drive is recommended, but know that when you meet up at the D-H Historical Museum at 7:30 a.m. on March 15, you can carpool with a friend.

Bring a lunch, water, sturdy shoes, walking stick, flashlight and camera. For more information, call Kevin Leonard at 928-713-


Partnership battling breast cancer

For the fifth year in a row, Fry's Food Stores through their Giving Hope A Hand Campaign has donated money locally to the county's Community Health

Center of Yavapai (CHCY). This year's donation of $7,000 will be used to provide breast diagnostic services for uninsured and low-income patients throughout Yavapai County.

"Elaine Martin-Stomel, FNP and Jane Chapman, PA, who is also the Reproductive Health Program manager, both provide well women services to the patients of CHCY. The donation from Fry's will help provide well women services that include a clinical breast examination, cervical screening and a screening mammogram." said Peggy Nies, director of the Community Health Center.

The Community Health Center of Yavapai is excited to partner with Fry's in the fight against breast cancer.  Knowing the toll this illness takes on the lives of Yavapai County residents, Fry's is continuing its commitment to assist residents and their families with diagnostic services, breast cancer treatment and resources they need.

Funds raised by the annual Fry's Giving Hope a Hand Campaign go to assist dozens of local organizations in fighting breast cancer in communities across the country - supporting research projects, funding mammograms and educational outreach, and assisting local support groups for women and families. All of the funds are spent in the communities where Fry's customers and associates live and work.

For more information about this event or any of the Yavapai County Community Health Services, please contact David McAtee at 442-5509 or email

Gubernatorial candidates debate Friday

A debate among Arizona's gubernatorial candidates will be Friday, March 7, at 6 p.m. - doors open at 5 p.m. - at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott.

Candidates who have confirmed participation in the debate include: Ken Bennett, Arizona Secretary of State; James Draper, Phoenix paralegal; Christine Jones, Go-Daddy Executive; Al Melvin, Arizona State Senator; John Molina, former Phoenix Indian Medical Center CEO; and Scott Smith, Mayor of Mesa.

Ken Lain, Prescott business owner, will moderate the debate, which is sponsored by Yavapai College and the Yavapai County Education Service Agency (YCESA).

This debate will focus on three topics: education, economic development and quality of life. There will be two-minute opening statements by each candidate, topical questions submitted by audience members, opportunities for candidate rebuttals and two-minute summations by each candidate.

The event is free to the public on a first-come basis. Audience members will be invited to write questions about the three topics on cards that YCESA staff will collect and organize for the moderator.

Workshop focus: living with disability

New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center is presenting an eight-week, 16-hour workshop for adults entitled "Living Well with a Disability." This free workshop will run Wednesdays from March 26 through May 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. Workbooks will be provided.

To sign up, please call Deborah at 772-1266 Ext. 301. Class size is limited.

Living Well workshop participants report improvement in outlook and positive changes in daily activity, such as new recreational, educational, or employment pursuits, according to a news release. Many participants learn to pursue meaningful goals and experience a sense of well-being and belonging as a result of this workshop. The Prescott Noon Lions provided a portion of funding for this workshop.

New Horizons is a fragrance-free, accessible facility at 8085 E. Manley Drive in Prescott Valley and is a nonprofit organization providing services to individuals with disabilities including information and referrals, advocacy, independent living skills, peer mentoring, computer classes, employment and Ticket to Work programs, and transportation services.

Passover service to be March 12

Tracy Rapp of Jews for Jesus will re-create the traditional Passover service in a free presentation called "Christ in the Passover," at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Prescott Valley.

The book, Christ in the Passover, by Jews for Jesus founder Moishe Rosen will be available after the presentation, along with a DVD of the Christ in the Passover presentation with Jews for Jesus Executive Director David Brickner.

For more information call 928-772-8845, or visit:

Education scholarships available

Yavapai County residents interested in pursuing education degrees are eligible to apply for one of several $1,500 scholarships from the Education Scholarship Endowment of Yavapai County.

Eligibility criteria specify that applicants must be graduates from an accredited public high school in Yavapai County or have resided in Yavapai County for no less than three years. Yavapai County students currently attending an accredited college or university also may apply. Applicants must have no less than a 3.0 high school or college/university grade point average, and must be committed to teaching in any of the grades K-12, preferably in Yavapai County.

Applications are available at 2013ESEYCScholarshipApplication.pdf or by contacting the ESEYC office at 928-442-5139.

Robert St. Clair, ESEYC board president, said that in 2012, the foundation gave $18,000 to 12 qualified applicants - $1,500 to each. In addition, the ESEYC will administer a $1,500 scholarship funded by the Prescott Sunrise Lions Club. That scholarship is intended for a prospective teacher who meets at least one of these criteria: has a visual or auditory disability; or will be teaching students who have visual, auditory or physical disabilities.

St. Clair said, "These scholarships help fulfill the foundation mission. ESEYC was created in 2001 by Gladys Gardner, a former teacher and later legislator and ultimately Yavapai County supervisor. Since then, the foundation has awarded almost $170,000 in scholarship to aspiring teachers."

The ESEYC is a non-profit organization administered by a volunteer board of directors.

Persons or organizations wishing to contribute to support scholarships for future educators can do so by giving to the ESEYC at any time in any amount. Contributions may be sent to ESEYC, 2970 Centerpointe East Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301.

Art camp signups under way

Arizona certified teacher Jennifer Woods offers two weeklong art camps for children ages 6-11 this summer at Vista Point Community Center in Granville.

The Artsmart camps include learning about different artists such as Van Gogh, Matisse, and native desert artists. Children will create an art project afterward in the medium they studied that day.

Class size is limited to 20 students for the four-hour lessons. Sessions are: June 9-13, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and July 14-18, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Vista Point Community Center is located at 4401 N. Tuscany Way. Cost is $85 for the week, and includes snack and all art supplies.

For more information, call Jennifer Woods at 928-775-4600, or email Visit

PV Head Start taking applications

The Prescott Valley Head Start program is currently taking applications for the 2014/15 school year for children 3- to 5-years-old.

Head Start is a free preschool program serving income eligible families and children with special needs. The focus is on education, nutrition and health. Head Start promotes family literacy, developmentally appropriate child centered activities, nutritious meals/snacks and medical/dental assistance. Prescott Valley Head Start is Nationally Accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Applications are available at Prescott Valley Head Start Center, 6955 Panther Path, behind Yavapai College on Glassford Hill Road and Panther Path, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 772-7726.

Fort Whipple life is topic of meeting

The Prescott Valley Historical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 13, on the third floor of the Civic Center. Sylvia Neely will talk about growing up at Fort Whipple.

The public is welcome to attend.

Sponsorships available for cleanup effort

"We Mean to Clean The 18th annual Team Up to Clean Up" will take place at 9 a.m. May 3, starting at Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce parking lot. The chamber seeks businesses and organizations to be $100 sponsors.

Each major sponsor's name goes on T-shirts given to the many volunteers who come out and participate in making Prescott Valley shine. Contact Bev Oleson at for information.

Water group to learn about study results

John Rasmussen, Yavapai County Water Advisory Committee coordinator, will introduce the basic components and findings of the Central Yavapai Highlands Water Resources Management Study, a regional effort under the auspices of the Bureau of Reclamation, when he speaks to the Citizens Water Advocacy Group on Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 882 Sunset in Prescott.

The first phase of the study determined that potential future demands by 2050 could greatly exceed supplies by tens of thousands of acre-feet. Phase II identified potential sources of water to satisfy the unmet demands. During Phase III, the study identified eight alternatives that matched potential sources with unmet demands.

For more information, call 445-4218, or email

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