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News Briefs: August 25, 2010

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This Week!

Tuesday

Primary Election. Area polling place is the Cordes Lakes Community Center. Polls are open from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. Voters must present a valid photo ID or two forms of non-photo ID. For information call County Elections at 928-771-3248.

Thursday

Mayer Elders Club Members Meeting, 12:30 p.m., Mayer Senior Center.

Friday

Mayer Spaghetti Dinner, Mayer Senior Center, 4:30-6 p.m. $6 adults, $3.50 children. All proceeds go to Mayer Area Meals on Wheels.

Ongoing Events

Cordes Lakes area

Church plans farewell for Elenore Lundeen

Mt. of Faith Lutheran Church will be hosting a "Goodbye Dinner" for long-time Cordes resident, Elenore Lundeen. This potluck will be Friday, Sept. 3, at 6 p.m. to honor her before she moves. Friends are invited to attend and say goodbye.

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.

Cordes Lakes Daze in planning stages

This year's event take place on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cordes Lakes Community Center. The theme this year is

Get Wild in Cordes Lakes, celebrating the abundant wildlife found in the area. Kickoff begins at 8 a.m. at Henry Cordes Park with a Walk-a-Thon, followed with the parade at 9 a.m. Both events will end at the Community Center.

Activities will include local vendors, games for children, bounce house, dunk tank, BBQ and entertainment.

There also will be an art show and sale featuring local artists and entertainment by the Mayer band Gunpowder and Lead.

If you are interested in renting a vendor booth or being a part of any of the other activities, please contact event coordinator Kimila at 928-713-3782 or email kimila@commspeed.net.

Cordes Exercise class

The Exercise Class is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 a.m. at the Cordes Lakes Community Center. NOTE: Sept. 1 start time will be 8 a.m. Call Kimila, 713-3782, for information.

TOPS Club Cordes

TOPS starts at 8:15 a.m. for weigh-in and 8:30 for meeting on Fridays, following the exercise class. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a dedicated support group to help with weight loss. NOTE: September 1 start time will be 9:15 a.m.

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.

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.

The September hike is cancelled because of the holiday weekend. 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.

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 Aug. 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.

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. The August meeting is cancelled. For information, contact Ron Johnson at 632-7819.

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

Mayer Elders Club day trip to Mazatzal Casino in Payson will take place on Aug. 19. Bus will leave the Mayer Senior Center at 7:30 a.m. and get back at about 5 p.m. The Senior Center will be open to serve sweet rolls and coffee. If needed, a bus with ramp for scooters and wheel chairs can be made available for the trip but you must still be able to walk up the ramp.

While visiting you may choose to dine at the Cedar Ridge Restaurant and The Grill. Complimentary soda, coffee and tea is available all day in the casino.

Call Beth Goodrich at 237-9123 for more details and to sign up for the trip. There is a $10 sign-up fee.

On 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 Tuesday of each month in Dewey at Guido's Pizza, 6:30 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. 

The next Gymkhana is Sunday Oct. 17,   Cherry Creek arena in Dewey off Highway 169. Sign ins at noon. Barrels,poles, and fun event. All ages welcome! You do not have to have a horse to be in the club.

Coming soon! "New" horse program,  Horses & More!  Trail rides, guest speakers, demonstrations, etiquette, problem horses, buying a horse, care and safety. 

For information contact Barbara Myers at 928-308-1411   or  Eileen Sharp, Gymkhana director at 928-632-0691. Email bootsnspursclub@gmail.com.

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