Chino Valley in Brief: Give blood next week at high school
Give blood next week at high school
The Chino Valley High School Student Council and the Chino Valley Elks are having a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Chino Valley High School gym, 760 E. Center St.
For more information, contact Ivette D’Angelo at 928-636-2298 or Beverly Swanty at 928-583-0500 or visit www.bloodhero.com.
Town’s Citizen’s Academy begins Thursday
The Town of Chino Valley is offering its 2019 Citizen’s Academy March 21 through May 9.
These sessions will be meeting from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 202 N. State Route 89.
Presenters will include town staff from various departments, as well as community leaders and civic/service organizations.
Call the Chamber of Commerce at 928-636-2493 to reserve your spot.
Teacher Recruitment and Job Fair set for March 27
Yavapai County school districts are convening to promote their districts and schools to potential teachers and support staff around the nation in the 2019 Northern Arizona Teacher Recruitment and Job Fair. The event will take place from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Yavapai College, Prescott Campus, Community Room – Library, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott.
The main purpose of this event is to bring county school districts together with individuals who may be interested in relocating, changing professions, or starting a new career in education. This job fair will offer information booths from various school districts within the county, looking to employ teachers, substitute teachers, support staff, as well as representatives from the teacher intern program.
Registration for applicants is required, please register at https://form.jotform.com/83524690439969. Deadline is March 26.
Registration open for well water workshop
Do you have a private well? Do you drink your well water? Have you tested your well water quality lately? These are important questions that could impact the health and well-being of you and your family. The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension is offering a free workshop from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at 840 Rodeo Drive, Building C, Prescott.
You will learn about: geology and aquifers, regulation, well registration, well operation and maintenance, naturally occurring contaminants, when and how to sample well water, and home treatment options for your well.
Presenters are Dr. Janick Artiola, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Water Quality Specialist and Gary Hix, registered geologist and past president of the Arizona Well Association.
Workshop participants will receive water-related publications at no charge. Registration is required. Contact Lydia Watts, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 928-445-6590 ext. 221.
Museum showcases military ghost towns on March 23
Phippen Museum will host author and historian Erik Berg as he presents “Ghost Towns of the Second World War” at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23.
This special heritage programming will explore Arizona’s war-time role by focusing on the stories of those WWII sites that still have significant features remaining from the war period. It will also include many photographs and first-hand, biographical accounts.
When America entered the Second World War, Arizona’s sparse population and mild weather made it an ideal location for training facilities and prisoner of war camps. By the war’s end, the Grand Canyon state had trained more airplane pilots than any other, hosted the country’s largest prisoner of war camp, and was an integral part of the largest military training grounds in history.
The Phippen Museum is located at 4701 Highway 89 in Prescott. Its current exhibits include “Desert Horizons”, on display in the Marley Gallery through July 21, and “Embrace the Struggle: The Art of Chris Navarro” in the James Gallery until April 21. Permanent displays include the Western Heritage Gallery, the Arizona Rancher and Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Solon Borglum Collection and replicas of George Phippen and Ray Swanson’s studios.
For additional information on this or any other event at the museum, call 928-778-1385, or visit phippenartmuseum.org.
Bunco night March 25 to benefit animal shelter
Chino Valley Animal Partners is holding a Bunco fundraising event at the Chino Valley Senior Center, 1021 Butterfield Road, at 6 p.m. Monday, March 25.
The cost is $10 to play. Cash prizes, gifts, free snacks and water will be available.
For more information, contact email@example.com. Proceeds are slated to benefit Companion Animals in Chino Valley and the local animal shelter.
Dignified flag disposal on March 29
Gary Streeter American Legion Post 108 in Prescott Valley is holding a dignified flag disposal ceremony for unserviceable American Flags at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the American Legion Park in Prescott Valley.
The American Legion Park is located at 3233 Bob Drive, directly behind the Central AZ Fire Station No. 53 on Yavapai Road.
The public is invited to bring unserviceable American flags to this event for proper disposal. The American Legion has been conducting Dignified Disposal of American Flags since 1937.
Eligible veterans are invited to attend our post meetings, which are at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at United Methodist Church, 8944 E Sommer St., in Prescott Valley.
For additional information, please contact Gary Taylor, Post 108 Commander at 928-277-8213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diversity convention at Yavapai College on March 22
Members of the Quad Cities are invited to be a part this year’s National Student Leadership Diversity Convention by attending its local representative counterpart at Yavapai College’s Prescott campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 22, in Building 3, Room 119.
The NSLDC is the largest national gathering of student leaders and campus-based advisors to address the most critical topics of diversity and social justice challenging academic campuses today. Join the Yavapai district’s conference to learn more via experiential workshops, keynote sessions, and roundtable discussions relating to the various elements of diversity and how they affect students and campuses.
“The skills taught at the NSLDC open up the definition of diversity beyond skin color or nationality,” Yavapai College Student Leadership Council Vice President Carissa Bond said. “‘Diversity’ is also manifested as differences in age, thought and innovation, and ethics and morals.
“The NSLDC activities help students and community members become strong inclusive leaders by teaching them applicable skills to develop cultural dexterity, connecting them across a multitude of different backgrounds and focuses to create learning or working environments that value every individual for their unique contributions, allowing them to achieve their highest potential.”
To learn more about the convention and to register, please visit www.yc.edu/diversity.
Heritage Middle School staff seeks Hall of Fame nominations
Staff at Heritage Middle School are seeking nominations for this year’s Heritage Middle School Hall of Fame Award. Since 1989, people in the community who have played a major role in contributing to the development of the children in Chino Valley have been recognized with the award. Past recipients include school employees, volunteers, parents, community leaders, a judge and board members.
Alford Pott, longtime member of the Chino Valley Unified School District’s Board of Trustees, and Lucy Bates, who volunteered her home for social and recreational activities for the youth of Chino Valley, were the first to receive the award.
The kind of person being sought are those who go the extra mile to make sure Chino Valley children are safe or well fed, who helps them learn how to play a sport or has dedicated their time in other ways to the children in the district.
Send nominations to Heritage Middle School, 1076 N. Road 1 West, call 928-636-4464 or speak to Principal Julie Bryce or Secretary Beth Watson. Nominations should include a picture of the person being nominated, reasons for the nomination in fewer than 300 words, and contact information.
The deadline is Monday, April 8, and the nominees will be recognized at the Chino Valley Unified School District Board Meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 7.
Chino Valley Animal Partners seeks members
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 mission is to organize fundraising events, volunteer our time and raise money to help the local shelter with its needs and those in the community on a fixed income that may require some financial assistance, with companion care dogs and cats.
The monthly meetings are at 6 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Senior Center at 1021 Butterfield Road, Chino Valley. www.chinovalleyanimalpartners.org, FB page, email@example.com.
TOPS meets Tuesdays in Chino Valley
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.
Head Start program accepting applications
Chino Valley Head Start/Early Head Start Home Base and Paulden Head Start programs are accepting student applications for the 2019-20 school year.
Head Start/Early Head Start offers free full-day services to preschool children and home-based services to infants, toddlers and expectant moms. Services for preschool children (ages 3 to 5) are provided in center-based classrooms where children attend extended sessions to help accommodate the needs of the families.
Education staff at Head Start provide children with activities that help them grow cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically. Head Start features a play-based, developmentally appropriate classrooms that encourage children to discover and explore. Children must be 3 before Aug. 1 and be fully potty trained. The class sessions run August to May, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Applications are available at 1985 North Road 1 West, Chino Valley (across the street from the library), 928-636-1076. Paulden Head Start is located at the Paulden Community School, 24850 Naples Drive, 928-227-3393. Applications can be picked up at either school.
Credit Union West offers scholarships
Credit Union West, in Maricopa and Yavapai counties, is offering $5,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors. These five $1,000 awards will allow 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.
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.
Free tax prep service available locally
IRS certified tax preparers with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, partnering with Catholic Charities, will provide free federal and state tax preparation and e-file service at two locations:
• Prescott Valley Library Crystal Room, Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and,
• Catholic Charities office, 434 W. Gurley St., Prescott, Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Appointments are recommended. Call 928-460-9895.
Democratic Women offer scholarships
The Democratic Women of the Prescott Area (DWPA) plans to award three high school college-bound seniors a $1,000 scholarship each. This year the same application will be used to award both general and DACA scholarships.
Applications will be provided to all high school counselors in the Prescott area, including in the Prescott Valley and Chino Valley city limits. To be eligible, the high school student must be applying or has been accepted to a college or university, be a registered Democrat or reside in a home where one parent or a guardian grandparent are registered Democrats. (This does not apply to DACA students.)
The senior will also need to provide a completed application, reproducible picture, two letters of recommendation as well as a complete a one-page, double-spaced essay on, “How I Would Change the World.”
Graduating seniors are encouraged to pick up an application in their high school counselor’s office or they may contact the DWPA at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application to be emailed. Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered by Friday, March 29, to qualify.
Scholarships available through Community Foundation site
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.
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. 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.
UofA alumni offering scholarships; deadline April 1
The Prescott Chapter of the University of Arizona Alumni Association is accepting applications from graduating high school seniors located in the Prescott, Chino Valley, Prescott Valley and Dewey-Humboldt areas.
The University of Arizona Alumni Association Prescott Chapter plans to award up to $12,000 in scholarships this year to graduating high school seniors who have enrolled and have been accepted to the University of Arizona. The criteria for the scholarship includes financial need, academic achievement, and community service.
Applications for this year’s scholarship are available online at https://scholarshipuniverse.arizona.edu/suha, and must be completed on or before April 1. Additional information can be obtained at your local high school counselor’s office, or contact Maria Clawson at email@example.com or 928-445-0122, ext. 214.