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Chino Valley in Brief: Ribbon cutting Thursday at CV Boys & Girls Club Teen Center

Ribbon cutting Thursday at CV Boys & Girls Club Teen Center

The Boys & Girls Club of Chino Valley is planning a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the Chino Valley Teen Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8.

An official ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the center, 1527 Road 1 East. Afterward, residents can hang out, take a tour of the facility and learn more about the organization.

Light refreshments and food will be available.

For more information about this free event, call 928-227-1971.

Chino Valley Police Foundation plans luau

The Chino Valley Police Foundation is holding its second annual Luau from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. The event will feature Fly By Night Mobile Sound DJ and Chuck Brown as an Elvis impersonator along with a meal of pulled pork, cooked by Chino Valley police officers, Hawaiian rice, mac & cheese, coleslaw and cookies.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Chino Valley Police Department, 1950 Voss. Drive, or at Penny Hubble — State Farm Insurance Agent, 360 Highway 89. Tickets will also get the attendee entered into a drawing for prizes and proceeds will go to purchasing Stop the Bleed kits for local schools.

TOPS group meets each Tuesday

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Club #9168 meets each Tuesday in Chino Valley at the Chino Valley United Methodist Church at 725 E. Road 1 South, in Remp Hall (the building between the church and the food bank).

Weigh-in is from 7 to 8 a.m., and the program and meeting are from 8 to 9 a.m. National dues are $32 per year and local dues are $2 per month.

For more information about TOPS go to The first meeting is free, and all are welcome.

Explore Arizona offers day trips across state

Explore Arizona, in partnership with Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation, offers day trips to new destinations each month through December.

Upcoming trips include: Montezuma’s Castle and Tuzigoot in Verde Valley, Aug. 22, $35; Grand Canyon National Park, Sept. 26, $40; Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, Oct. 24, $55; Shopping Trip at Tanger Outlets in Glendale, Nov. 7, $15; Desert Botanical Garden, Tempe, Dec. 12, $70.

Trip price includes transportation in a 12-passenger van, admission fees and lunch. For more information, call 928-759-3090 or visit

Animal group seeks members, volunteers

If you love dogs and cats, Chino Valley Animal Partners, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, would love to have you as a member.

The organization’s mission is to organize fundraising events, volunteer time, and raise money to help the local shelter with its needs and those in the community on fixed incomes with companion care dogs or cats and may require some financial assistance.

The monthly meetings are the first Monday of every month at the Senior Center at 6 p.m. located at 1021 Butterfield Road, Chino Valley.

Visit or FB page, Chino Valley Animal Partners or email for additional information.

50-plus-year grads of Prescott High to meet

Prescott High School students who graduated 50 or more years ago will gather Sept. 19 at the Prescott Resort for the annual Half Century Club luncheon.

Since many graduates have stayed in the area or sill have connections in the area, this is open to PHS grads — no matter where they live.

This year’s event is hosted by members of the Class of 1968. Those who graduated in 1969 will be inducted into the Half Century Club at the Luncheon

Prescott High School’s Half Century Club was formed in 1978 by Taylor Hicks and Jack Orr, and originally consisted of 14 PHS graduates who met annually for lunch in Orr’s carport. Over the years, more and more people were invited to the lunch (cooked by Margarett Orr) and the event expanded to include all PHS graduates of 50-plus years. Today the Half Century Club luncheon sells out with more than 600 attendees.

“It’s our once-a-year opportunity to reconnect and reminisce with fellow Prescott High classmates,” said Jane Orr, Jack’s daughter-in-0law and member of the HCC Steering Committee. “It’s a great social occasion, and many alumni travel from far distances to attend. It’s wonderful to see that our school spirit still exists.”

It’s not just lunch. The Prescott High School band will perform and the high school’s ROTC group will present the colors. The Class of ’68 is also sponsoring a photo booth where alumni can take class photos. Local artist and PHS alum Bill Nebeker is donating “Born to Run,” a bronze sculpture of running horses as the grand prize in the Half Century Club’s drawing.

“The Half Century Club has a stellar record of investing in Prescott High students by donating funds for scholarships each year,” said Steve Pierce, member of the Arizona House of Representatives and president of the Class of 1968 when he was in high school. “We’re proud to be continuing the tradition this year.”

Prescott High 50-plus year graduates can learn more about the event by visiting

Town seeks board, committee applicants

The Town of Chino Valley is seeking applicants interested in sharing their talents, expertise and enthusiasm to serve on the following Town Council-appointed boards and committees: Board of Adjustment; Industrial Development Authority; Parks and Recreation Advisory Board; Roads and Streets Committee; and Senior Center Advisory Board.

Visit to obtain a Public Body Appointment Application or to view committee descriptions, desired qualifications, residency requirements, terms of office, meeting days and times to see where you best fit in.

Applications must include a brief resume or summary describing relevant experience. Applicants must be willing to serve on a volunteer basis. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. First review was April 29.

For questions and to obtain and submit applications, write to Town of Chino Valley, Attention: Town Clerk’s Office, 202 N. Highway 89, Chino Valley, AZ 86323, call 928-636-2646, ext. 1052, or email

Library’s sale features summer selection

The Chino Valley Public Library bookstore is featuring a paperback fiction sale. All proceeds benefit the library, 1020 W. Palomino Road, Chino Valley

For more information, call 928-636-2687.

Learn what you can do to heal the planet

“How Not to Go Extinct” is the subject of an upcoming talk, backed by scientific evidence, on actions individuals can take to mitigate the causes of climate change, biodiversity loss, ecosystems collapse and chemical pollution.

Dr. Sailesh Rao, founder and executive director of Climate Healers, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in the Founders Suite at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St. A Q&A session will follow.

Rao has authored two books, “Carbon Dharma: The Occupation of Butterflies” and “Carbon Yoga: The Vegan Metamorphosis.” In addition, he is executive producer of four documentaries, the most recent “A Prayer for Compassion.”

The event is sponsored by Northern AZ Climate Change Alliance, a nonprofit, non-partisan, non-electoral grassroots organization dedicated to inviting people to take action through education and empowerment to address climate change at a local level. For more information, email Kari Hull at or call 928-899-4388.

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