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Sat, Dec. 14

Chino Valley in Brief: Red Kettle volunteer bell ringers needed

The Salvation Army, serving Chino Valley and Paulden, seeks volunteers to be Red Kettle Bell Ringers at Chino Valley businesses during December prior to Christmas. (Courtesy photo, Salvation Army)

The Salvation Army, serving Chino Valley and Paulden, seeks volunteers to be Red Kettle Bell Ringers at Chino Valley businesses during December prior to Christmas. (Courtesy photo, Salvation Army)

Red Kettle volunteer bell ringers needed

The Salvation Army, serving Chino Valley and Paulden, seeks volunteers to be Red Kettle Bell Ringers at Chino Valley businesses during December prior to Christmas. The blocks of time are two hours on Wednesdays, Fridays or Saturdays. Individuals, families, public offices, Realtors, Church and school groups and businesses are needed to volunteer. A poster with your family, Church, group or business name is allowed to let the community know who you are. Small countertop Red Kettles are also available to place in your business. Join the fun. Please contact AL Gibbons at 928-713-8996 to volunteer.

Donate for Operation Christmas Child

First Southern Baptist Church, 1524 Highway 89, is looking for donations to Operation Christmas Child from Monday, Nov. 18, through Monday, Nov. 25, and has a goal of 350 boxes.

Donations can be made from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Nov. 18-22, from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, and from 8 to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25.

For more information, call Evelyn Ross at 509-492-6037

Chino Valley Knights of Columbus to hold blood drive Nov. 16

The Chino Valley Knights of Columbus are sponsoring another blood drive Saturday, Nov. 16, at St. Catherine Laboure’ Church, 2062 N. Highway 89 in Chino Valley. The blood drive takes place from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. To make an appointment, call Paul Diemer at 928-636-0747, Larry Cox at 928-636-0604 or Mike Hemmerich at 928-583-3364. Walk-ins are welcome.

Bunco fundraiser

Chino Valley Animal Partners, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, will be having a Bunco game 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Senior Center, 1021 Butterfield Road, Chino Valley. There will be a $10 admission charge, refreshments and prizes. We can be contacted at for additional information. Our mission is to organize fundraising events, volunteer our time, and raise funds to help our local shelter with their needs and those in our community with companion care dogs or cats that are on a fixed income that may require some financial assistance.

Book sale

Visit Chino Valley Library for Friends Amazon Inventory Clearance Sale through the month of November. We need space for new Amazon listings and have pulled many great books from our inventory. All proceeds benefit the Library located at 1020 Palomino, Chino Valley.

Rummage sale

The United Animal Friends annual “Rummage to the Rescue” rummage sale continues from 10 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 16. Items will then be half price from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Shoppers will be able to make an offer on items from 10 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, and remaining items will be free to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10.

For more information, visit

Caring for the Caregiver

“Caring for the Caregiver - Adult Day Services & Other Options for Respite Care” is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14 at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E. Long Look Drive.

Mike Direen with Adult Care Services, will explain how respite care can benefit the caregiver, as well as the person receiving care. He will discuss different options for respite care, what types of services are provided with adult day services, common misconceptions about adult day services, the process of enrolling someone, and financial assistance options.

RSVPs appreciated to or 928-778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit

National Book Critics Circle award-winning poet Layli Long Soldier visits Nov. 15

On Friday, Nov. 15, The Literary Southwest is honored to feature Layli Long Soldier, one of America’s most acclaimed poets. She will read for the series that night at 7 p.m. in the Yavapai College Library’s Susan N. Webb Community Room (Bldg. 19, Room 147) on the Prescott campus. An open conversation, audience Q & A session, and a book signing follow the reading. Literary Southwest programs are presented admission free and are open to all.

Layli Long Soldier holds a B.F.A. from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an M.F.A. from Bard College. A finalist for the 2017 National Book Award, she is the recipient of an NACF National Artist Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and a Whiting Award. Most recently, she received the 2018 PEN/Jean Stein Award and the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. She is the author of WHEREAS (Graywolf Press, 2017) and Chromosomory (Q Avenue Press, 2010). She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she is a visiting writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

The Hassayampa Institute presents The Literary Southwest is made possible by Yavapai College and the Yavapai College Foundation, with additional support provided by Peregrine Book Company.

For complete author and series information, visit: or contact Series Director Jim Natal through Yavapai College at 928-776-2295.

Honey Baked Ham & Turkey for the Holidays

P.E.O. Chapter DX is taking orders for Honey Baked Hams & Turkeys, and Honey Baked Products including whole fully cooked turkeys, turkey breasts, side dishes, soup mixes, and gourmet desserts to be delivered to Prescott Monday, Nov. 25. The last day to order is Wednesday, Nov. 20.

PEO is an international organization that helps women restart and further their education through scholarships, grants, awards, and low interest loans. Honey Baked Ham Company will donate 20% of your purchase for those projects.

This unique fundraiser is customized just for P.E.O. Chapter DX. It includes preferred customer pricing, and new this year you can order online and pay by credit/debit card.

For more information, please call Pat at 951-660-5269 or Betsann at 602-315-0580 or email Betsann at

Christmas tree permits available Nov. 16

The Prescott National Forest will sell 600 over-the-counter Christmas tree permits starting on Saturday, Nov. 16. Permits will be available at our Bradshaw Ranger District and the Supervisor’s Office on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon. The Supervisor’s Office is located at 2971 Willow Creek Road, Building 4 and will only sell permits on Saturday, Nov. 16. Please note that permits will not be sold out of our Chino Valley Ranger District, as the office will be closed for renovations. The Verde Ranger District Office will start selling permits on Monday, Nov 18 from 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m.

Permits will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis until they are gone. Permits can be purchased with cash, check, or credit card, but note that exact cash is highly preferred as it will keep the lines moving. Customers will be provided a map that shows the designated cutting areas along with additional Christmas tree cutting instructions. The permit will allow the holder to cut a tree within designated cutting areas between the dates of Nov. 16 through December 25.

Rules for Christmas tree permits: Each Christmas tree permit is $20 and allows permit holders to cut a tree up to 10 feet tall.

A customer may only purchase one tree permit, which is intended for his or her family.

Permits are for personal use only.

Trees must be cut within designated cutting areas.

There are no refunds on Christmas tree permits.

In addition to the regular Christmas tree permits, up to 100 free Christmas tree permits will be issued forest-wide to 4th Graders that have a valid Every Kid Outdoors pass. In order to receive a free Christmas tree permit, the 4th Grader must be present and possess a valid Every Kid Outdoors pass or voucher. To obtain the pass, please go to and follow the instructions. Prescott National Forest personnel will NOT be able to issue Every Kid Outdoors passes on Saturday, Nov. 16, so please obtain the pass ahead of time.

Tree cutters are reminded to be prepared for sudden weather changes and colder conditions when in higher elevations. A fun family outing can become miserable and even dangerous with a quick change of weather for the unprepared. The permits expire at midnight on Dec. 25, however forest officials recommend cutting your tree early in the season before the higher elevations are snowbound. Trees can stay fresh for quite some time if cared for correctly. For more information on Christmas tree permits on the Prescott National Forest, please call the Bradshaw Ranger District at (928) 443-8000.

Early Head Start Homebase program has openings

Chino Valley Head Start/Early Head Start Homebase currently has openings in its Early Head Start Homebase program. This program is a free service and serves first-time teen and young adult parents, pregnant mothers, children birth to 3 years of age, children with special needs in the home environment — with two playgroups a month at the Chino Valley Head Start Preschool.

Early Head Start engages families by providing ways to build nurturing partnerships among EHS parents, staff and community, providing a positive and individual learning plan developed together by families and home base visitors, prenatal guidance, information on health and activities that help babies and toddlers grow, referral and support assistance for family needs, according to a news release.

For more information or an application, call 928-636-1076 or stop by the preschool at 1985 N. Road 1 West (across the road from the library).

Shelter has 2020 town licenses available

The Chino Valley Animal Shelter, 1950 Voss Drive, has 2020 town licenses available. Licenses are $8 for spayed and neutered dogs and $36 for intact dogs. There is an $8 late fee for a license after Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Proof of rabies shots are needed.

All dogs 4 months old or older must have a dog license.

The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 928-636-4223, ext. 7.

Chino Valley hosts free shredding Nov. 8

The Town of Chino Valley and AARP Arizona in Yavapai County are working together to host a free Shred-a-Thon from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 8, at the Chino Valley Aquatic Center, 1615 N. Road 1 East.

Bring up to four medium-sized boxes of unwanted documents for on-site shredding. Everyone is welcome and no membership or registration is required.

Library offers October book sale

If you enjoy reading spooky, scary and mystery books, visit the Chino Valley Public Library Friends Bookstore for the October book sale. They also have a selection of more cozy mysteries. All proceeds benefit the library, which is located at 1020 Palomino

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