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News Briefs: July 28, 2010

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Black Canyon City

Cañon Open Gym

Cañon School's Open Gym continues through the summer. For more information, call 623-374-5588.

BCC Meals on Wheels needs van driver

BCC Meals on Wheels needs a van driver to transport people to doctor and other appointments. Call Eve at 623-374-5004.

Cordes Lakes area

Final Summer Reading program

The final Make a Splash date is July 31. Program will start at noon. Be sure to sign up for the free computer classes. For information call 928-632-5492.

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.

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.

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. If you have any questions, or would like to join, 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 July 23 and 24, and July 30 and 31, 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

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. 

Gymkhana event, with barrels, poles, and a fun event will take place Saturday, Aug. 7. 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.

Program helps child care providers

Buena Vista Children's Services, Inc. recruits and helps certify professional childcare providers for the Yavapai County area and is now seeking people interested in becoming providers in their own homes.

Buena Vista helps people become a Department of Economic Security (DES) Certified Child-Care provider, everything from the required fingerprints to home inspections.

Applications are processed at no charge. A "Professional Certified Child Care Provider" allows people to work in their own home caring for as many as four children. Providers receive compensation, and their name is listed with Child Care Resource & Referral and other local Arizona DES offices for referrals.

Buena Vista Children's Services, Inc. does not provide licensing with Arizona Department of Health Services, but rather assists providers through the certification process for DES.

Buena Vista is a non-profit 501(c)3 Arizona corporation, the leading children's agency serving the Yavapai, Navajo and Apache counties.

For more information, call Buena Vista Children's Services, Inc. at 928-451-5755 or 1-866-646-5200; or email


Community Bible Study invites the public to its Summer Coffee on August 18 at 10 a.m. at Northgate Church, NE corner of 7th St. and Carefree Hwy. Come and preview the fall study of Revelation.

The group will offer a new homeschoolers class for first-third graders this fall.

For more information call Lynn at 623-556-6336. To check out the mission of CBS visit

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