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Chino Valley in Brief: Salvation Army Red Kettle bell ringers help neighbors

Several hundred people — young, old, men, women and of different racial backgrounds — braved the cold, freezing rain and wind to march in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace and Justice March through downtown Prescott Monday Jan. 21, 2019. The march started at Prescott College, proceeded down Gurley Street and around the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza and returned to Prescott College. To view a photo gallery, visit dCourier.com. (Les Stukenberg/Review)

Several hundred people — young, old, men, women and of different racial backgrounds — braved the cold, freezing rain and wind to march in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace and Justice March through downtown Prescott Monday Jan. 21, 2019. The march started at Prescott College, proceeded down Gurley Street and around the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza and returned to Prescott College. To view a photo gallery, visit dCourier.com. (Les Stukenberg/Review)

Salvation Army Red Kettle bell ringers help neighbors

The all-volunteer Chino Valley/Paulden Area Salvation Army would like to thank all of the area citizens who donated money to the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. The donated funds will be used to assist area children and families during times of emergency financial crisis.

A special thank you is given to all of the many individuals, families, groups and schools who volunteered their time as a Red Kettle Bell Ringer to help their local neighbors, a news release states. Everyone enjoyed the wonderful and uplifting experience.

A special thank you is extended for generosity and community support to the Chino Valley Community Church, Safeway, the Chino Valley Review, Chino Valley Discount Groceries, Ace Hardware, Alfonso’s Mexican Food, Liquor Barn, Olsen’s Grain, Chino Valley Rentals, A2Z Home Center, Del Rio School, Heritage School Student Council, Chino Valley High School Honor Society/Student Council and Starbucks.

Those who volunteer their time and/or donate their money to help unknown others are forever remembered and held in the highest regard, the group stated. Thank you each and every one.

Civics classes set for those seeking citizenship

Beginning in January, the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., will host free civics classes for those applying for U.S. citizenship.

The class meets every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the library’s second-floor PC Lab. Classes will end in 10 weeks on March 26. Registration is required. To register go to pvlib.net>attend>classes. For more information, contact Jim Black at 928-759-6190.

This LSTA project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly meets on Tuesdays

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) club meets each Tuesday at the Chino Valley United Methodist Church, 725 E. Road 1 South, Remp Hall. The building is 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 additional information about TOPS, visit www.tops.org. The first meeting is free and all are welcome.

Over $2.5 million in scholarships now available for students

The Arizona Community Foundation’s online scholarship portal is now accepting applications, making scholarship funding opportunities available to students across Arizona for the 2019-20 school year.

As Arizona’s largest private provider of scholarship funding, ACF provides access to more than 100 scholarship awards with a single online application, a news release states. Completing one general application matches applicants with scholarship opportunities within the system for which they may be eligible.

High school seniors, current college students, or graduate students attending accredited schools anywhere in the United States may apply. Scholarships are available for two- and four-year colleges and universities, as well as vocational and technical schools. Application deadlines for scholarships vary, ranging from early spring to the end of May. Students are encouraged to apply early to maximize their opportunities for scholarship awards.

The awards available serve a diversity of students. Some scholarships are given based on merit or financial need, while others are awarded to students in a particular geographic region or with specific demographic characteristics. Visit www.azfoundation.org/scholarships to access over $2.5 million in scholarship awards and to find out more about scholarships available through ACF.

Established in 1978, the Arizona Community Foundation is a statewide family of charitable funds supported by thousands of Arizonans. With five regional offices serving communities across Arizona, ACF is among the top 20 community foundations in the nation with more than $961 million in trust and endowment assets, and is certified under the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. Since inception, ACF and its affiliates have awarded more than $719 million in grants, scholarships and loans to nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies. More information is available at www.azfoundation.org.

Credit Union West offers scholarships

Credit Union West is committed to supporting Maricopa and Yavapai counties through programs that benefit the community-at-large. In 2019, the credit union is offering $5,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

These five $1,000 awards will allow local high school graduates to offset the cost of studying at a four-year college, community college or trade school, according to a news release.

With a special focus, two of these $1,000 scholarships are reserved for students who participated in their school’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC). The remaining three awards are open to all local graduates who meet the scholarship requirements.

“We are committed to advancing the economic strength of Maricopa and Yavapai counties,” said Karen Roch, president and CEO of Credit Union West. “These scholarships help local students gain the knowledge and skills needed to fill local jobs and become contributing members of their communities.”

Maricopa and Yavapai County students who graduate in 2019 and plan to attend college or trade school in the fall can apply for a Credit Union West scholarship from through March 29. The application form and rules can be found online at cuwest.org. Scholarship winners will be announced by May 1.

American Legion fish fry is back

The American Legion Post 40 fish fry is back. It is from 4:30 to 7 p.m., beginning Friday, Feb. 1, at the Post, , 650 E. Road 3 South, Chino Valley. Alaskan cod, catfish and clam chowder are on the menu.

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