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News Briefs: Week of November 13, 2013

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Cordes Lakes


Due to the holidays, the food programs will be as follows during November: The 60+ program will be as usual on Nov. 13; Commodities (TFAP) will be Nov. 20; and Produce will be Nov. 22. December will also have changes with Commodities (TFAP) on Dec. 18; and Produce on Dec. 20.

Saturday, Nov. 16, is a potluck cook-out at Bill Teahon's house, 20273 E. Quail Run.  He will provide the pit pork for the cook-out.  It starts at 4 p.m. and all donations will go to the Community Bible Church. Bring your own beverages, a side dish, and some cash for the kitty.

December 7 is the Cordes Lakes Annual Bazaar. It is a great time to get that one-of-a-kind gift for that special person for Christmas, as well as shopping for others on your list.  Door opens at 9 a.m.  

December 7 also is the Baked Potato dinner from noon to 6 p.m. at the Cordes Kitchen.  This is a baked potato with as many trimmings as you want to put on it for $6.

A House Decorating contest will be held for Cordes Lakes residents.  There is an entry fee of $5..  You MUST be registered to be judged.  Registration forms available at the Library, the Community Center (open Tuesday mornings from 9 - 10 a.m.) or by calling Pam Chadwell at 480-383-3127. This is a 50/30/20 event with 50 percent of the proceeds going to the Community Center, 30 percent for 1st prize winner and 20 percent to the second place winner.  Judging will be Dec. 20 from 6 - 9 p.m. with award made Dec. 21 at Cookies with Santa event.

Electric Lights Parade and Cookies with Santa will be at the Community Center on Dec. 21. The Parade starts at 6 p.m. and will end at the Community Center at 7 p.m., and cookies with Santa will start.  


Join Arizona Highway 69 Chamber of Commerce members and Cal Cordes in The Gathering Place at the Mayer Senior Center,

as Cordes relays firsthand accounts from his family members - the original founders of Cordes Junction and Cordes Station - for the Chamber's general meeting at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12.

The Chamber invites members and non-members to share ideas of how it can support merchants and improve the community. No RSVP required.

For more information, call 928-632-4355, or email:

Veterinarian Dr. Bert Teskey conducts his annual Low Cost Vaccination Clinic from 1 - 3 p.m. Nov. 17, at the Mayer Recreation Center. Rabies, Distemper/Parvo shots as well as 2014 County License will be available. All dogs must be on a leash. Bring your dog's records.

Saturday, Nov. 23, Mayer Area Meals on Wheels conducts its first Hammer Out Hunger event, a day of family fun and food with all proceeds going to MAMOW. The day starts with a Poker Fun Run for quads and ATVs, followed by a hamburger/hot dog barbecue and Family Fun Fest from noon to 3 p.m. at MAAC. Chili caps the menu, from a "vote for your favorite" chili competition.

The Hammer in the event comes from four whacks with a sledgehammer for $1 on a vehicle shell. Mayer Fire Department also will do an extrication demonstration at 2:30 p.m. to retrieve a dummy out of the vehicle.

Annual Thanksgiving dinner of turkey with all the trimmings at the MAAC on at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. The annual Pie Auction follows. If you can donate a pie for the auction, call 928-632-7511.

Bensch Ranch Clubhouse is the place for a holiday event to benefit Mayer Area Meals on Wheels. From 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, folks are invited to bring beautiful homemade cookies to share and enjoy with hot chocolate, and extra cookies to send to Meals on Wheels recipients.

For more information, call 928-308-0259.

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