Chino Valley in Brief: Library offers October book sale
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 Road, Chino Valley.
Low-vision class set for Oct. 9
People Who Care will be hosting a course free to quad-city area residents titled “Confident Living with Low Vision” Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 6 at the Prescott United Methodist Church Douglas Room, 505 W. Gurley St.
Topics that will be covered include:
• Understanding Medical Conditions of the Eye, Research & Treatment, Vitamins Make a Difference;
• Orientation & Mobility, Guide Dogs;
• Getting Organized, Safety Steps, Reading and Writing & Lighting Tips, ‘Your Home is Your Castle’;
• Community Resources;
• Dealing with Life’s Changes; and,
• Audio and other Useful Technologies.
The course is limited to 30 participants, and registration is required. To register, call 445-2480.
Transportation will be provided for client neighbors enrolled with People Who Care.
Extension offers ruminant, health class
Do you have goats or sheep as companion animals or for wool, milk or meat production? Understanding these animals’ nutritional requirements and health care is key to success. The University of Arizona Yavapai County Cooperative Extension is offering two, three-hour classes for sheep and goat owners.
The first class has passed; the second class, Oct. 22, will cover breeding, neonatal care, dairy production, meat production, regulatory concerns and certifications. A $7 fee covers both classes.
The presenter will be Dr. Megan Shoemaker Munis, certified Arizona Veterinarian.
The Oct. 22 class is from 5 to 8 p.m., 840 Rodeo Drive, Building C, Prescott. Reservations required at 928-445-6590 extension 221.
Town halls set for Supervisor Brown
Yavapai County Supervisor Craig Brown has announced his upcoming town halls for the remainder of 2019.
Town halls provide the community the quality time and an opportunity to learn and ask questions regarding the everyday functions of Yavapai County government. Several departments will be represented at the scheduled meetings: Public Works, Development Services, Community Health Department, Emergency Management and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.
The remaining town halls are set for the following:
• From 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, at 1015 Fair St., Prescott; and,
• From 6 to 7 p.m. in Chino Valley, Monday, Oct. 28, at 1021 Butterfield Road.
For more information, call 928-442-5132.
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.
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 Facebook page, Chino Valley Animal Partners or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
School district offers healthy meals
The Chino Valley Unified School District is participating in the National School Lunch Program and Breakfast in the Classroom, allowing for Chino Valley High School, Heritage Middle School, Del Rio Elementary School and Territorial Early Childhood Center to offer healthy meals every day.
Breakfast is free for all students, and lunches cost $2.75 at Del Rio Elementary School and Territorial Early Childhood Center and $3 at Chino Valley High School and Heritage Middle School. Children may qualify for free or reduced-price meals of 40 cents per lunch.
Qualifications for children to receive free or reduced-price meals include belonging to a household whose income is at or below the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines, belonging to a household that receives public assistance or if the child is homeless, migrant runaway, foster or participates in a Head Start or Even Start pre-Kindergarten program.
Application forms for free or reduced-price meals are being distributed to all households and are available in the front office at each school or at the district office, 650 E. Center St. One application is required for all children in a household.
For more information, call Food Service Coordinator Lorie Smith at 928-583-5409 or email Smith at email@example.com.
Amateur radio class and test this month
Looking to get your entry level Amateur Radio License? A two-day class is coming up to prepare you for the license test. The Yavapai Amateur Radio Club is offering the class for free as a public service.
Class will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, Oct. 19 and 26, beginning at 8 a.m. The location is the Jeep Posse building, 1200 Commerce Drive, Pioneer Park, Prescott. The building is behind the outdoor hockey rink. To register for the class, go online to https://www.w7yrc.org/ham-licensing-class-registration/.
Testing will be available for any class of amateur radio license. Test sessions are at 9 a.m. in the Jeep Posse building, as noted above. To pre-register for either test, go to www.w7yrc.org/arrl-vec/.
‘Decline of Our Shared Aquifer’ talk Oct. 12
How much is the quantity of water in our aquifer decreasing, how does the decline impact our water future, and what steps can we take to reduce the increasing rate of depletion?
These critical questions will be explored at a presentation by the Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG) from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation building, 882 Sunset Ave., Prescott.
Virtually all of the water for domestic and industrial use in the Prescott region is pumped from the local groundwater basin within the Prescott Active Management Area (PrAMA). Ed Wolfe, retired geologist and CWAG board member, will talk about the unanticipated and accelerating rate of groundwater decline and the unlikelihood of reaching safe yield by the established target date of 2025.
Safe yield is the long-term balance between the amount of groundwater withdrawn from the aquifer and the amount returned through precipitation, runoff, and reclaimed effluent.
Wolfe will also address the imperative of working with Chino Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, Prescott Valley and unincorporated areas of Yavapai County — all within the PrAMA — to develop strategies that will assure our future water supply. These include the establishment of water conservation policies across the PrAMA and the development of a long-range water sustainability plan such as those in place in Flagstaff, Arizona, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Wolfe, Ph.D. and founding member of CWAG, worked for the U.S. Geological Survey before retiring. CWAG is a local citizens group advocating for a sustainable water future for Prescott and central Yavapai County and for the protection of the upper Verde River. For more information, visit www.cwagaz.org, call 928-445-4218, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.