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News Briefs in the 10-11-06 issue:
Mingus Springs school plans Harvest Festival

Mingus Springs Charter School, 3600 N. Sunset Drive, in Chino Valley, is having a "Harvest Festival" on Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

People are invited to wear costumes and join in the games and pie toss. The festival will also include a raffle (two tickets to Grand Canyon Railway, YMCA, and more). Raffle tickets cost $3 each or $9 for four.

Tickets are 25 cents each, as games and food will require different amounts of tickets. For more information, call Deborah 713-5453.

Sheriff's Posse benefit trail ride set for Oct. 21

The Chino Valley Mounted Sheriff's Posse benefit trail ride will take place on Oct. 21. Riders will meet at 8 a.m. at Williamson Valley Trail Head.

All proceeds go to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. The posse will provide lunch at the mid-ride break. No firearms, no dogs, no studs.

For more information, contact April at 636-4006.

Artist meet to feature gourd artist as speaker

The October meeting of The High Desert Artists, Inc., will be on Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. at the Chino Valley Community Church on the southeast corner of Highway 89 and Road 3 North. 

The featured speaker will be Ruth Andress, a Chino Valley resident who specializes in gourd art.   The club will also recognize members who won ribbons at the Yavapai County Fair.  The public is welcome to attend and learn more about this non-profit organization that encourages and supports the visual arts in the community.  For more details, call 583-0728.

Games, candy, food free at church Harvest Festival

The First Southern Baptist Church of Chino Valley will have its Annual Harvest Festival on Oct. 31 6-8 p.m.  This event is open to the public and is free.  The festival will include food, goodies, games, and lots of candy.  Church officials ask that no one wear a no scary costume.

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