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1:16 PM Sat, Dec. 15th

Local in Brief: Chino Valley Police Department Citizen Academy

Come learn about the local Police Department. Meet the officers. Experience firsthand some of the training Officers go through in a shooting simulator. See vehicles and equipment used by the department. Learn about Citizens on Patrol Volunteers. See K-9 demonstrations. Gain a deeper understanding of how cases are investigated and processed through the legal system.

The academy meets 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 5 to Sept. 26 and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, September 29 and October 6 at Police Shooting Range Classroom, 2178 Sgt. Dee Barnes Way.

To register, call Laurie at 928-636-4223 ext. 8.

‘Stomach Acid & Tooth Decay: Stop the damage, learn the cure’

“Stomach Acid & Tooth Decay - Stop the Damage, Learn the Cure” is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, August 9, at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott.

Dr. Jason Campbell, Pro Solutions Family Dentistry, will explain the effect digestive acids have in the mouth and body; the relationship of digestive problems, TMJ facial pain and headaches; how to stop heartburn and bowel problems; and how to decrease your risks of oral and systemic disease.

RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or 928-778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html.

Car seat safety check event

The Family Resource Center will be providing and installing infant, convertible, and booster car seats. Car seats provided by registration only. Safety check by registration or walk-in. Max two seats per family. What you will need: A vehicle with working seat belts (broken belts may be repairable free of charge at your local dealership), call dealership for details.

Please bring the vehicle(s), child (or children), and caregiver(s) who will be using the seat(s) the most. The actual installation/safety education component is expected to take 20–25 minutes on average per seat. The event takes place 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 11, at Del E. Webb Outpatient Building, 3212 N. Windsong Drive, Prescott Valley (in the parking lot). Please call 928-771-5651 to register.

Public invited to reception for prospective art docents

Are you intrigued by the visual arts? The Prescott Art Docents invite you to consider membership in our art appreciation and education service organization. For further details, join us at a free membership reception at 10 a.m. Monday, August 13, at the Prescott Library in the Founders Suite. Please respond to prescottartdocents@gmail.com if interested. Prescott Art Docents is a non-profit service organization of both men and women who bring enriching art experiences to children and adults in the quad city area. Following a 12 week training period including art history and appreciation, school curriculum and grade level guides, docents give art talks in classrooms and at the library to school children, and to adult groups in the community.

Members hone their skills through Monday morning programs featuring artists, architects, educators, museum curators and docents, supplemented by field trips to museums and galleries around Arizona, biennial trips to cities outside Arizona that focus on art, architecture, and history and social events that bind our memberships into friendships.

Plan on coming to the membership reception on August 13, and visit our website for more information: www.prescottartdocents.net.

Coping with Low Vision presentation

Coping with Low Vision is a free presentation from 11 a.m. to noon Aug. 14, at the Samaritan Village Tower Community Room, 1075 Ruth St., Prescott. Group discussion and information on free services and aids available through the state of Arizona for individuals with low vision. Facilitated by Georgeanne Hanna, CVRT, CLVT, contracted with the state of Arizona since 1990. Please RSVP with Tammy at 928-778-3302 extension 2. The public is welcome. There is a maximum of 20 attendees.

Library looking for volunteers

Prescott Valley Library Adult Literacy Group seeks volunteer tutors in the Chino Valley area. All tutors attend a one-day group training at the Prescott Valley Library given by the director of the program. At the end of the training, the volunteer tutors must pass a background check conducted by the Town of Prescott. Tutors usually meet once a week for an hour with their adult learner to help him or her learn English. For more information, leave a message line at the Prescott Valley library, 928-759-3049, and the director, Kathy Lewis, will return your call.

2018 Chino Valley Chip Seal Project

On July 23, the Town of Chino Valley began the complete pulverization and reconstruction of the following roads: Reed Road from Road 3 North to Road 4 North, Road 4 North from Reed Road to just west of Road 1 West and Chino Drive from Center Street to the end.

The reconstruction process will take approximately three to six weeks. Expect the roads to be closed to all but local traffic only during this time. The road condition will be a gravel surface during construction. Alternate routes are advised to avoid delays. In addition, the following roads will receive a chip seal surface in mid to late August: Outer Loop Road from Road 1 West to Highway 89, and Road 1 East from Perkinsville Road to Road 4 North. Traffic striping may be eliminated for a time during the seal coating process, but closures will be limited to just a few days. Alternate routes are also advised for these streets.

Please obey all construction signs and workers. The Town of Chino Valley would like to thank the public for their patience during this time. For additional information, please contact the Public Works Department at 928-636-7140 with any questions. Chino Valley is also on the web at www.chinoaz.net.

Library book sale is underway

Visit the Friends’ Bookstore located inside the Chino Valley Library, 1020 Palomino, Chino Valley. In July and August, hardback books are being sold for $.50 and paperback books are being sold for $.25. All proceeds benefit the library.

American Legion breakfasts

The American Legion hosts breakfast on the first, second and third Sunday of the month. The cost is $7 and the public is welcome to attend. The American Legion Post 40 is located at 650 E. Road 3 South, Chino Valley.

Yellow Ribbon tree honors military

The purpose of the Yellow Ribbon Honor Tree is to recognize and support current Chino Valley Town Council members and family members; town employees, their spouses or close family members; and other individuals living in the Chino Valley community/area who are currently serving full-time active duty in the military and are deployed; and individuals in the Reserves or National Guard who are currently deployed. A yellow ribbon in recognition of each deployed individual will be displayed on a tree inside Chino Valley Town Hall. The public is welcome to visit the display during hours that Town Hall is open to the public. Each yellow ribbon will indicate the individual’s name, rank and military branch. The yellow ribbon will be on display for six months. Ribbons will then be removed and stored for one year. Contact the Town Manager’s Office to pick up the ribbon. To participate, complete the application form, Town of Chino Valley’s Yellow Ribbon Honor Tree, providing information about the individual who is deployed. Application forms are available at Chino Valley Town Hall, Chino Valley Senior Center, Library, Human Resources, or the application can be completed online at the Town of Chino Valley website, www.chinoaz.net. Submit the completed application form to the Chino Valley Town Manager’s Office, 202 N. Highway 89, Chino Valley, Arizona 86323, or submit online through the Town of Chino Valley website.

Applications for the Yellow Ribbon Honor Tree will be available and accepted starting May 1.