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Chino Valley in Brief: Coffee with COPS

The Central Highlands Natural Resource Preservation Group sponsored by the Paulden Area Community Organization, met for the first time Friday, July 13, at the Paulden Community Center, 24050 N. Marblehead Ave, in opposition to the Big Chino Pumped Storage Project. The group meets on the second Thursday of every month in the community center. (Jason Wheeler/Review)

The Central Highlands Natural Resource Preservation Group sponsored by the Paulden Area Community Organization, met for the first time Friday, July 13, at the Paulden Community Center, 24050 N. Marblehead Ave, in opposition to the Big Chino Pumped Storage Project. The group meets on the second Thursday of every month in the community center. (Jason Wheeler/Review)

Coffee with COPS

Casual conversation with local law enforcement will be from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 25 at Overflow Coffee Shop, 448 N. Highway 89, Chino Valley.

Chino Valley Police Department Citizen Academy

The Chino Valley Police Department Citizen Academy meets from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, September 5 to 26.

Come learn about the local Police Department, meet the Officers who patrol the streets and neighborhoods, experience firsthand some of the training Officers go through in the shooting simulator, see vehicles and equipment used by the department, learn about the Citizens on Patrol Volunteers, see K-9 demonstrations, gain a deeper understanding of how cases are investigated and processed through the legal system.

Cougar football and cheerleading

Register for Cougar football and cheerleading by midnight Saturday, July 21 at http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/cvyfc.

Ham Radio Licensing Test

The Yavapai Amateur Radio Club offers periodic license testing for all classes of amateur radio license. The next test session will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 21. The location is the Jeep Posse Building, 1200 Commerce Dr. in Pioneer Park, Prescott. The building is behind the outdoor hockey rink. Look for the large antenna.

If you are interested, but don’t know where to begin, we offer free licensing preparation classes periodically. Visit the Yavapai Amateur Radio Club website, www.w7yrc.org for more information. Look for “Become a HAM” in the red bar.

For more information or to pre-register for the test (strongly recommended), visit http://www.w7yrc.org/arrl-vec/. Follow the steps to use the on-line pre-registration form.

Backpack giveaway

Students in Prescott and Prescott Valley are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway. Between 1 to 4 p.m. July 22, participating TCC stores are inviting local families to bring their children to the store to pick up a backpack filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and more.

Your local participating TCC stores in Prescott and Prescott Valley are located at 150 E Sheldon St. Suite D113, 3292 Glassford Hill Road, Suite D-01, Prescott Gateway Mall, 254 Lee Boulevard Suite 101 and 1781 E. Highway 69, Suite 19. Each TCC store is donating up to 220 backpacks, and backpacks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

‘Estate Planning’ for families is July 12

“Estate Planning for Blended Families - Yours, Mine & Ours” is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E. Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley.

Chuck Walker of Walker Estate Attorneys will provide legal solutions to estate planning concerns when blended families are involved. He will cover: beneficiary designations - deeds, POD, TOD, joint accounts with no formal estate plan. Should you set aside some for everybody? Last Will and Testament - how to divide, what if spouse lives on for many years? How do trusts work? Divide into shares? Who is first to pass and what does the survivor do? Who is in charge of shares for a child of mine, of my deceased spouse? Will the family be at peace after the first to pass? Do I want my kids to wait until my spouse passes before they get their inheritance?

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

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.

Write-in candidates must file

Write-in candidates for mayor or councilmember in Chino Valley’s Aug. 28 Primary Election must file nomination papers no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, July 19.

Write-in candidates must meet the qualifications to register to vote, be 18 years old, live within the town limits, and must have resided within the town limits for one year. Citizens may obtain a candidate packet at the Town Clerk’s Office in Town Hall, 202 N. Highway 89, by making an appointment with the Town Clerk at 928-636-2646, ext. 1052 or clerks@chinoaz.net.

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.