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Chino Valley in Brief: Library’s sale features summer selection

Three books on sale at the Chino Valley Public Library as part of the Summer Reading Fiction Sale. Paperback and hardback books are 50 cents through the end of August and all proceeds benefit the Chino Valley Library, 1020 W. Palomino Road. (Jason Wheeler/Review)

Three books on sale at the Chino Valley Public Library as part of the Summer Reading Fiction Sale. Paperback and hardback books are 50 cents through the end of August and all proceeds benefit the Chino Valley Library, 1020 W. Palomino Road. (Jason Wheeler/Review)

Animal Partners bunco event is July 22

Chino Valley Animal Partners is holding a bunco fundraising event at the Chino Valley Senior Center, 1021 Butterfield Road, at 6 p.m. Monday, July 22. Cost is $10 to play, cash prizes, gifts, free snacks and water.

For more information contact chinovalleyanimalpartners@gmail.com. Proceeds to benefit Companion Animals in Chino Valley and the local animal shelter.

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 pvaz.net.

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 www.tops.org. The first meeting is free and all are welcome.

Library’s sale features summer selection

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

For more information, call 928-636-2687.

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 http://www.chinoaz.net/222/Boards-Commissions 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 clerks@chinoaz.net.

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 www.chinovalleyanimalpartners.org or FB page, Chino Valley Animal Partners or email chinovalleyanimalpartners@gmail.com for additional information.

Cowboy poets event includes locals

Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering is presenting “You Just Can’t See Him From the Road” at the Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., on Tuesday July 23, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Come celebrate the cowboy’s place in Arizona culture and lore at this fun program for all ages. Poetry and music of the working cowboy will be performed by Dean Cook, Prescott Valley; Joe Konkel, Paulden; Linda Lee Filener, Chino Valley; Tom Walker, Prescott; and Don Fernwalt, Mayer.

The Arizona Cowboys Poets Gathering is in its 32nd year. Free, no registration required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

50-plus-year grads of Prescott High to meet

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

Since many graduates have stayed in the area or still 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 Margaret 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-law and a 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 www.prescotthcc.com.

Effort to provide shoes to kids July 27

Chino Valley United Methodist Church Shoes from the Shepherd program, held in conjunction with Prescott and Prescott Valley United Methodist churches, will distribute a limited quantity of gift cards for shoes for school-age children from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 27, at the church located at 735 E. Road 1 South.

This annual program helps low-income families with school-age children begin their school year. In addition to a $25 gift card from Famous Footwear, each child will receive socks, a Bible and Bible-related story books. Children must be present with an adult.

For more information, call 928-636-2969.

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