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Prescott Valley in Brief: Everything Healthy Living Series: ‘Hormone Replacement Therapy’ discussion Jan. 16 at StoneRidge

Everything Healthy Living Series: ‘Hormone Replacement Therapy’ discussion Jan. 16 at StoneRidge

Dr. Douglas Rothrock will discuss the benefits of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at StoneRidge Community Center, 1300 StoneRidge Drive.

Admission is free.

Rothrock’s discussion is part of his “Straight Talk with Dr. Doug: Everything Healthy Living Series.” If you are suffering from exhaustion, stress, foggy thinking, weight gain, sleep disturbances, low sex drive or other symptoms, BHRT may be able to help you.

The benefits of hormone therapy include relief from hormone imbalance symptoms and restoring your hormones to optimal levels. Dr. Doug will help you understand hormone balance and attempt to answer all of your questions.

Benefits to hormone therapy include: regaining energy and muscle strength; boosting your ability to lose weight; renewing and improving your sex drive; feeling younger and happier again; and increasing your quality of life while preventing age-related illness.

Participants are encouraged to drop by early on the 16th and meet Dr. Rothrock. To RSVP, call 928-708-9355.

Game and Fish accepting applications for 2020 permit-tags for pronghorn, elk through draw

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is accepting applications for 2020 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for pronghorn and elk.

To apply, visit and click on “Apply for a Draw.” For an overview of the application service, including license requirements, applying for bonus points and payment information, see page 10 of the “2020 Pronghorn, Elk and Raptor Capture Hunt Draw Information” booklet. Printed booklets soon will be available at all department offices and license dealers statewide.

Attention falconers: Raptor capture seasons are included in this booklet. A valid hunting or hunt and fish combination license, along with a sport falconry license, are needed when applying for a hunt permit-tag. For more information, see page 38.

The deadline for the department to receive all applications is 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, Feb. 11.

All applicants are encouraged to purchase PointGuard, which allows hunters to surrender their hunt permit-tag(s) for any reason without losing their bonus points. For more information, visit

PV Library plays host to YRMC program, ‘Healthy Legs: All You Need to Know,’ Jan. 16

The Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., is partnering with Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s Speakers Bureau to present, “Healthy Legs: All You Need to Know,” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, in the Crystal Room on the third floor.

In this one-hour session, you will learn about circulatory problems in the legs that can affect men and women of all ages and can often appear as spider veins, varicose veins and hard-to-heal wounds. These conditions can be painful, debilitating and complicated, and they can signal a more serious condition known as chronic venous insufficiency.

Learn about the symptoms and the latest treatment options available.

Registration is required. To sign up, visit or call 928-708-4636.

Author Talk & Book Signing, ‘Triple Threat Mystery Writers,’ Jan. 17 at PV Library

Prescott Valley Public Library presents “Triple Threat Mystery Writers,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, in the Crystal Room on the third floor of the Prescott Valley Public Library.

“Triple Threat” is a trio of local mystery writers who enjoy sharing this presentation on mystery writing.

Jerri Kay Lincoln has written books in many genres, including women’s fiction, suspense, nonfiction, romance, and yoga. Her current projects include writing rhyming children’s books and working on the fifth book in the Rutledge Historical Society Cozy Mystery series. She will read from “Message for Murder,” the first novel in the series.

Susan Lanning has published 10 of her novels and has taught fiction writing through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Her suspense novels take place in her home territory of Southern Ohio, while her Belle Evans mysteries are set in the Yavapai County area. She will speak about the differences between writing suspense versus mystery and read from her latest mystery novel, “Deadly Mountain.”

S. Resler Nelson (Sandy) has written various short stories and award-winning poetry. She will introduce her first novel and read an excerpt from “More Than Dead,” a Luke Hudson Mystery. Sandy Nelson has set her popular four-mystery Luke Hudson series in Northern California, Kenya, and Arizona. She will read from her latest novel, “More Than Lost.”

The authors will conduct a book signing afterward. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Adult GED Drop-In Tutoring, Plus Other Adult Tutoring, begins Jan. 21 at PV Library

Prescott Valley Public Library will be offering Adult GED Drop-In Tutoring, Plus Other Adult Tutoring, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. every Tuesday in the PC Lab on the second floor.

If you are in need of adult academic tutoring, the library wants to help. Come to Drop-In Tutoring, whether it is one question or help with the whole GED exam.

Instructor Cathy O’Toole recently retired after teaching for 35 years. She looks forward to helping you achieve your educational goals.

No registration is required. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Cybersecurity Awareness Workshop: ‘Fake News – How to Spot It’ Jan. 29 at PV Library

Prescott Valley Public Library will play host to a Cybersecurity Awareness Workshop called, “Fake News – How to Spot It,” from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the Crystal Room on the third floor.

This program will discuss the negative, real-world impacts of fake news.

Topics that will be covered include, but won’t be limited to:

• Spotting Fake News;

• How to find reliable source information; and

• How Fake News is affecting perceptions.

Gabriel-Michael Longboy, a credentialed Cyber Crimes Investigator and Cyber Forensic Analyst, currently studies Cyber Intelligence & Security, along with Arabic Language & Middle Eastern Studies, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.

No registration is required for this free event.

‘Let’s Start Writing’ Jan. 15, 22 and 29, at PV Library

Prescott Valley Public Library will present the program, “Let’s Start Writing — in 100 Words,” from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on four Wednesdays, including Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29, in the Personal Computer (PC) Lab on the second floor.

The program’s designed to generate ideas while helping participants become better 100-word writers. Come and create with us.

No registration is required, and space is limited. For more information, call 928-759-3040.

Collographs art class is Jan. 24 at public library

Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd., was awarded a 2019 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant for “Be Creative at PVPL,” from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 on the second floor of the Children’s Programming Room.

The grant will allow the library to offer monthly art classes designed for the age 50-plus community. For January’s classes, create your own original collograph, which is a print using fabric scraps, yarn, low-profile buttons or other objects to glue on cardboard.

Registration is required.

For classes, register online at For more information, call 928-759-3040.

This 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.

Nominate man, woman, youth leader of the year

Every year Prescott Area Leadership takes the opportunity to recognize and honor those in the quad-city area who stand tall as leaders in our community. These individuals provide for a positive influence to others and those they represent.

Nominations for the 2020 Man, Woman, and Youth Leader of the Year are now open and may be submitted at

Nominees will be asked to take part in a mixer on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at which time all will be introduced and asked to share a few words about themselves and their leadership traits.

A select group will then review all nominations in order to narrow down the field to two runners-up in each of the four categories (man, woman, female youth, and male youth) with the selections being made as part of the Prescott Area Leadership Awards Banquet on Tuesday, April 7.

Proceeds from these events are used to foster development of effective leadership skills in our community youth. These efforts include awarding of scholarships to each of the male and female Youth Leaders of the Year, as well as $500 each to the male and female finalists, and to fund Quad-city youth participation in the annual Prescott Area Youth Leadership Academy.

For further insight or to become a sponsor feel free to contact Amore Cianciola at or 928-777-9550.

West Yavapai offers mindfulness class for seniors

The West Yavapai Guidance Clinic will be offering a new, seven-week class titled, “Practicing Mindfulness” for seniors who would like to learn what mindfulness is, and how the practice can enrich and benefit their lives.

This class is part of the Senior Peer program.

The class will be taught on Fridays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 10 to Feb. 28.

For more information on class location, and to register, call the clinic at 928-445-5211 ext. 2601.

Medicare topic of free seminar on Jan. 16

Physicians Life Insurance will present a free Medicare education seminar at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Chino Valley Public Library meeting room, 1020 W. Palamino Road.

Topics will include: making the most of your rights, options and entitlements; how and when to enroll in Medicare; what Medicare does and doesn’t cover; Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Insurance.

RSVP to presenter Todd Walker at 928-362-0646 or to reserve your seat.

Grants To You class set for March 21

Grants To You, an 18-year-old nonprofit organization whose goal is to provide training to volunteers who want to assist a nonprofit of their choice with their grant research and writing, is holding its next scheduled class Saturday, March 21, 2020. The class will be held at the Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, 3700 N. Windsong Drive, in Prescott Valley, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information and to register, visit Or call Paul Baskin and Shirley Baskin at 928-925-1058, or email

Town to host open house events this month

Ever want to learn more about the Town of Prescott Valley? Here are some great opportunities for you.

Mark your calendars for the Town of Prescott Valley’s Open House events. This is a chance for you to speak to department directors about anything from budget to volunteering.

Town staffers will be on hand to answer your questions about the 2020-2021 budget, police, roads, utilities, water, growth, Parks and Recreation, the public library, and/or volunteer opportunities.

For more information, call 928-759-3100.

The Open House’s remaining schedule is as follows:

• Wednesday, Jan. 15, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Pronghorn Ranch Clubhouse, 7051 N. Antelope Meadows Drive.

Senior Connection talk explores benefits of dynamic movement

“How Dynamic Movement Scientifically Heals Disease” is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation on Thursday, Jan. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. at Prescott Valley Christian Church, 7655 E. Long Look Drive, Prescott Valley.

Mary Heller, owner of Mary Heller Dance Arts, will explain how dynamic movement, and dancing in particular, has been shown to significantly improve our physical health, as well as our mood, outlook and memory.

She will also discuss the triggers, assumptions and beliefs that most people have that stop them from feeling good about the dance experience.

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

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