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9:51 AM Thu, Jan. 17th

Prescott in Brief: County supervisor holds first of 2 community meetings today

County supervisor holds first of 2 community meetings today

Yavapai County Supervisor Jack R. Smith would like to announce that he has scheduled Community Meetings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today and Tuesday, Jan. 23. The meetings will be held at the Stepping Stones Conference Room located at 6719 E 2nd St, Prescott Valley, Arizona, 86314. Smith will be discussing local issues and initiatives facing Yavapai County, including the upcoming ballot measure that is requesting a continuation of the 1/4-cent Jail District sales tax. This is an open event and all are welcome to attend. For additional information, please contact Cynthia Gentle, administrative assistant, at 928-771-3209.

People Who Care volunteer information and orientation meeting

The People Who Care organization is scheduled to host its next orientation meeting at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Prescott United Methodist Church on 505 W. Gurley. People Who Care volunteers provide caring, non-medical assistance for adults unable to drive due to age-related and physical limitations, in order to help them to continue living in their own homes, independent living apartment and in their own communities. People Who Care is a community-based nonprofit with programs in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey and Chino Valley. Volunteers help in the community where they and where enrolled neighbors live. The majority live alone.

Reach out and help as a People Who Care volunteer with one to one assistance with transportation to healthcare appointments, grocery shopping, and personal paperwork or with visiting or calling for a few minutes a week. For more information, call 928-445-2480.

Prescott Chamber holds annual meeting and luncheon Jan. 18

The Prescott Chamber annual meeting and luncheon will be held on Thursday, Jan. 18, at Prescott Resort, Goldwater Room, 1500 Highway 69. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon and program are from noon to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per person or $400 for a reserved table of 10 seats. Reservations are required. Register online at or contact the Chamber at 928-445-2000 or email There will be a State of the City address by Mayor Greg Mengarelli. The Prescott Area Young Professionals will also share the 2017-2018 Visionary Awards.

Diabetes self-management workshop on Thursdays beginning Jan. 18

Start the New Year off right by participating in the Diabetes Self-Management Program. This workshop, designed to help those with diabetes better control their health, offers six sessions. These sessions, held once a week for 2-1/2 hours are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom have a health condition themselves. This is not a lecture course and sessions are highly interactive. Caregivers and family members are welcome to attend. Topics include: eating healthy, physical activity, hyper/hypoglycemia, foot care, monitoring blood glucose, effective communication with your healthcare team and action planning. The workshop is free. Sessions will be held 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday’s beginning Jan. 18 and ending Feb. 22 at the New Horizons Disability Empowerment Systems, 9400 E. Valley Road, Prescott Valley. Space is limited. To register, contact Rachel Mills at 928-442-5372.

Military society to host Robert Burns Dinner on Jan. 26

The Scottish American Military Society Post 1297, a not for profit veterans organization in Prescott, announces a Robert Burns Dinner to be held 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26. Robert Burns is Scotland’s national poet and his work and life is traditionally celebrated at this time on his birthday all around the world. This is an evening of traditional food, entertainment, dancers, poetry and bagpiping. Reservations and pre purchase of tickets are required. Adults $45. Tickets must be purchased prior to Jan. 23. Tickets are available by calling 928-458-7822 or 928-717-4421. Scottish formal attire if you have it. The event will be held at the Hassayampa Inn - Mariana Room, 122 E. Gurley St.