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News Briefs: August 4, 2010

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New Parent/Kindergarten Parent Breakfast

Mayer Elementary School PTO will play host for a continental breakfast for all parents of kindergarteners and new students on the first day of school. The breakfast takes place on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 8:30 a.m. in the school library. All parents of kindergartners and parents of new students are welcome.

Mayer Elementary Open House

Mayer Elementary Open House is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m. in the school gym. Learn about plans for the new school year. Snow cones and popcorn will be available for sale in the cafeteria. Come meet your child's teacher and see their classroom!

Boots 'n Spurs Gymkhana Saturday

Boots N' Spurs Saddle Club Gymkhana event, with barrels, poles, and a fun event will take place Saturday, Aug. 7, at Cherry Creek Arena. Sign ins at 9-10:30 a.m. No late entries please. Cost $3 per rider per event for club members, or $5 per rider for non-members. Event starts at 11 a.m. with a cash jackpot. Time only runs start at 9 a.m. Cost $2 per run.

Boots 'n Spurs has a contest! Draw or paint a picture of your favorite horse. All age groups will be judged at the Aug. 7 Gymkhana, and prizes will be awarded. For information contact Barbara Myers at 928-308-1411   or  Eileen Sharp, Gymkhana director at 928-632-0691.

TIP volunteer training

Become a Certified Trauma Intervention Program Volunteer. TIP Volunteer Training Academy starts Thursday, Aug. 5, in Verde Valley.To register or for more information visit or call Sue 928-445-4655.

Ongoing Events

Cordes Lakes area

Community Association General Meeting Aug. 12

The next Cordes Lakes Community Association General Meeting will take place on Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Center, 16357 S. Cordes Lakes Drive. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Speaker for August meeting is still not confirmed.

Brunch at Community Center

The Tuesday Club is planning a brunch for Aug. 21. It was a sellout last year, so plan to be there early. It starts at 10 a.m., and the cost is $5 for ham, eggs, fruit, and many other goodies. The drawing for the winner of the cruise will take place, so bring your ticket stubs to see if you are the big winner.

Great Potato is on the way!

The Great Potato is coming on Sept. 18 at 5 p.m. at the Cordes Lakes Community Center. More information later, as it is in the planning stages. Want to help plan? Attend the Tuesday Club meeting at 9 a.m. each Tuesday at the center.

Photo contest for grades 7-8

The Cordes Lakes Community Association is sponsoring a photo contest for seventh- and eighth-graders. These students may submit their photos of Cordes Lakes for the 2011 calendar. If you are not a seventh- or eighth-grader and feel you have an outstanding photo, please bring it. Judges will choose the 12 winners at the brunch, 10 a.m. on Aug. 21.

Cordes Exercise class

The Cordes Lakes Exercise Class takes place on Wednesdays and Fridays, now at 7 a.m. at the Cordes Lakes Community Center. Call Kimila, 713-3782, for information.

TOPS Club Cordes

TOPS will follow the exercise class on Fridays at 8:15 a.m. at the Cordes Lakes Community Center.

Library has resource directory

New at the library is a Community Resource Directory developed by the Friends of the Library. It lists churches, food services, organizations, and many other resources available to the community. You can look up information in the library's copy, or use the copy services at the library to make a copy for yourself. For information call 928-632-5492.

AA, Al-Anon meet in Cordes Lakes

Alcoholic Anonymous and Al-Anon Women's Meeting is every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Southern Baptist Church, Cordes Lakes. The first Wednesday of each month will be Step and Tradition Study. Call Len 632-9064 for more details.

Get a raffle ticket for a Baja cruise

Raffle tickets for the Cordes Cruiser's November Baja Cruise are on sale. Anyone can buy a raffle ticket for this cruise from any CLCA member. Tickets are $5 and provide an inside cabin for two. Contact Pat Williamson 632-8965 for the cruise information and Bill Slankard 632-9473 for raffle tickets. Cruise tickets to go cruising with the group also will be available for purchase.

KASTOFF program

The KASTOFF Program has restarted with a new innovation. The knit scarves are still being made for winter, but for the summer head bands and helmet head-toppers are being created from camo fabric and filled with an agent that remains cool when wet. To learn more, contact the library at 632-5492.

Hiking Club

Cordes Lakes Hiking Club meets the first Monday of the month at the Cordes Lakes Community Center, 16357 S. Cordes Lakes Drive, at 8 a.m. Because of the warmer weather, the hikes will start earlier. Call Bill Slankard 632-9473 for the location of the next hike. Carpools will drive from the Center to the hike location. No registration necessary, just meet in the parking lot.

Third Thursday Fun takes a break

Fun Night in Cordes Lakes is on break for the summer. The Fun Night will resume in the fall.

Legion Post#122 meets third Tuesdays

American Legion Post #122 meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Cordes Lakes Community Center. For information, contact Ron Johnson at 632-7819.

Reaching Out in Love Ministry

Reaching Out in Love Ministry offers a helping hand to those in need of clothing, shoes, and other items, at no charge. If you would like to help, stop in with your donation of cash or gently used clothing. The ministry will be open August 20 & 21, 27 & 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location is 14720 S. Stagecoach Trail in Cordes Junction in the mobile at the Extra Self Storage.

Cordes Lakes Food programs

There are four food programs in Cordes Lakes. Value Club is the second Wednesday and is payable at the Library the previous Friday. The 60-plus program (age and income restricted) is also on the second Wednesday. Commodities are on the third Wednesday, with produce on the fourth.

Tuesday Club open to new members

The Tuesday Club hosts many events in the community to raise money to maintain the community center and pay for other worthy projects. Please join us on Tuesday mornings at 9 at the Cordes Lakes Community Center.

Mayer area

Mayer Elders Club events and news

Friday, Aug. 13 is the Mayer Elder's Club monthly fish fry/chicken BBQ starting at 4:30 p.m.  Price is $7 for adults and $4 for children and proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels.

Friday, Aug. 27, Mayer Elder's Club is hosting a spaghetti dinner starting at 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.  The price is $6 for adults and $3.50 for children.  Proceeds will go to Mayer Area Meals on Wheels.  The price includes the entree, salad, garlic bread or rolls, dessert and drink. 

Mayer Area Meals on Wheels will be celebrating Senior Month in September.  Watch for different events going on at the Center each week.  Thursday, Sept. 16 will be our first anniversary party.  It's still in the planning stages but we'll have an auction again as we did last year.  We'll be planning a thank you for all volunteers during the month also.  On Tuesday, Sept. 14, Adam Bissell, of Hospice of the Pines, will be playing and singing for us at lunch time prior to his weekly Loss Support Group meeting.  Anyone may join this group at any time.  On Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 12:30 p.m. the Biological Resource Center will present a program on cremation and body donation. 

The Hospice of the Pines Loss Support Group meets at the Mayer Elder's Center each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Come and enjoy lunch at 11:30 a.m. provided by Meals on Wheels. Please join us if you've lost someone either recently or years ago, or if you are a full time caregiver.   

Every Thursday afternoon, a Beading Class takes place at the Mayer Senior Center. Classes are taught by Myrna Bouchey and cost $3, which includes supplies. Beading is done from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and we enjoy lunch at the Center.

Boots 'n Spurs Saddle Club

Boots N' Spurs Saddle Club, meets the third Thursday of each month in Dewey at Guido's Pizza, 6 p.m. All ages welcome and you do not have to own a horse to be in the club. Membership $7 individual, $15 family per year. 

For information contact Barbara Myers at 928-308-1411   or  Eileen Sharp, Gymkhana director at 928-632-0691.

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