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The north rim of the Grand Canyon is seen in this file photo. (Courtesy)

The north rim of the Grand Canyon is seen in this file photo. (Courtesy)

Creation Society’s spring tour of Grand Canyon is April 18

The society puts on two Bible-based tours from Prescott each year, once in the spring and once in the fall. They are led by Russ Miller, www.creationministries.org, the only full-time creation speaker in Arizona, who has been doing this ministry for 21 years.

Miller is an expert at communicating the information about the multi-faced science that supports the Biblical account of creation and the flood, which gives Christians confidence in believing the Biblical accounts are true and accurate, according to a news release. It also equips them to be able to defend their faith against attacks on the Bible’s veracity.

The trip leaves at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 18, from the Walmart parking lot at Highway 69 and Prescott Lakes Parkway on a Master’s Touch bus, and returns at 7:15 p.m.

Included in the cost is: park entry fee, lunch, waters and snacks throughout the day. You will see where the original creation rock meets the layers of sedimentary rock laid down by the world-wide flood, and Russ will explain how the canyon was created by the flood waters, how long it took, and when it happened, and will answer all questions about it. It is a full day of learning, fellowship and meeting new friends.

For pricing (discount for students) and more or to sign up, call 928-771-1218.

Find books about health at Chino Valley library

For the month of March the Friends of the Chino Valley Library Book Sale will feature books for a “healthy lifestyle,” such as those on diet, nutrition, exercise, cooking light and gardening.

All proceeds benefit the Chino Valley library located at 1020 W. Palomino Road.

Classy N Sassy Boutique holds show March 24

All women are invited to attend a spring fashion show by Classy N Sassy Boutique at the next Prescott Area Women’s Connection luncheon at noon Tuesday, March 24, in the Hotel St. Michael Ballroom, 205 W. Gurley St.

The inspirational speaker for the event will be Sara Beekman from Phoenix. The cost is $22 and reservations must be made by Wednesday, March. 18. For more information or to register, contact Renee Grojean at 928-37-4297 or at rcgorjean@rcgorjean.com.

Registration for Cougar football, cheer is underway

Early registration for Cougar Football & Cheer’s 2020 fall season is underway, with the month of March seeing the lowest price of the season at $125.

Online registration will be open through July and can be done at tshq.bluesombrero.com/cvyfc. Debit or credit cards are accepted and a copy of the athlete’s birth certificate must be uploaded.

More in-person dates will be added in May.

Registration fees go up to $150 in April and May, to $175 in June and July and to $200 for late registration.

Get help with taxes for free through AARP

Get free tax preparation and free same day e-file service with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, staffed by IRS-certified volunteers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays through Thursday, April 9, in the Chino Valley Public Library, 1020 W. Palomino Way.

They are also in the Gateway Mall, Suite 374, next to where Sears used to be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 3 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 928-277-1560.

Coffee With Cops is March 25 at Overflow Coffee Shop

The Chino Valley Police Department invites the community to join them for coffee at this month’s Coffee With Cops at Overflow Coffee Shop, 448 N. Highway 89, on Wednesday, March 25, from 8 to 9 a.m.

Coffee With Cops provides a chance for the public to meet Chief Wynn, Lt. Chapman and various other Chino Valley Police Department employees, billed as casual conversation with your local law enforcement.

Work on Perkinsville Road bridge underway until April 30

Technology Construction, Inc., in conjunction with Yavapai County, will be performing bridge work on Perkinsville Road Timber Bridge eight miles east of Highway 89 in the Chino Valley area through Thursday, April 30. Construction work will consist of replacing the timber bridge deck, replacing the bridge barrier rail, miscellaneous concrete repair work, asphalt paving, and updating the guardrail.

A constructed one-lane detour will remain open at all times; however, motorists may encounter reduced speeds, and flagging operations throughout the work zone. Motorists should expect minor delays and allow extra time to get through the construction area. Please follow all traffic control devices when traveling through the work zone.

For information, contact Yavapai County Public Works at 928-771-3183 or visit us on the web at www.yavapai.us/publicworks.

Chino Valley mayor, three council seats open for 2020 general election

The Town of Chino Valley will hold its Primary Election on Aug. 4, 2020, and its General Election on Nov. 3, 2020. The office of mayor, with a two-year term, and three council positions with four-year terms, are open for candidacy. Anyone desiring to run for mayor or council must meet the qualifications to register to vote, be 18 years old, live within the town limits, and must have resided within the town limits for one year.

Citizens may obtain a candidate packet at the Town Clerk’s Office in Town Hall, 202 N. Highway 89, by making an appointment with the Town Clerk at 636-2646, ext. 1052, or by contacting the Town Clerks Office at clerks@chinoaz.net. Prospective candidates will have until April 6 to gather the required number of signatures and file the necessary papers with the Town Clerk.

Police Foundation yard, craft sale has been canceled

The Chino Valley Police Foundation’s Community Yard and Craft Sale, which was set for Saturday, April 25, has been canceled out of caution for the coronavirus.

Watch for a new date for this popular event. Money from the event will go toward purchasing Individual First Aid Kits for Chino Valley Schools.

For more information, call Marrilee at 928-636-4223, ext. 8.

Group seeks members to help support Animal Shelter

If you love dogs and cats, Chino Valley Animal Partners would love to have you as a member.

The 501(c)3 nonprofit’s mission is to organize fundraising events, volunteer time, and raise money to help the Chino Valley Animal Shelter with its needs and those in the community with companion care dogs or cats who are on a fixed income and may require some financial assistance.

The group’s monthly meetings are at 6 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Senior Center, 1021 Butterfield Road, Chino Valley.

Visit the Chino Valley Animal Partners Facebook page or contact them at chinovalleyanimalpartners@gmail.com for additional information.

Chino Valley Youth Football Association seeks board members

The Chino Valley Youth Football Association is looking for board members for its 2020 season. Positions are open to the community and do not require an active child participant in the program.

All positions are open for applying and include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, registration, cheer coordinator, fundraising coordinator, safety coordinator, equipment manager, snack shack coordinator, parent/player liaison, and media coordinator.

If no one applies for a position, the current member will hold their position. Votes can be cast by immediate family members of active Chino Valley Youth Football Association participants only. For more information or for an application, email cvyfacougars@gmail.com.

Animal Shelter has 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. 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.

TOPS group meets in Chino Valley 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.

After Oct. 1, new Arizona driver’s license needed to fly

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will not accept the standard Arizona Driver’s License if you plan to travel by plane after Oct. 1, 2020. Customers who want to convert their Non-Travel Arizona Driver License or Identification Card to a Travel Driver License or Identification Card can avoid the wait by making an appointment at a participating MVD office.

The new ID will cost you a minimum of $25 and there are several documents you must bring with you in order to prove your identity, Social Security number and residency. The list of allowed forms of ID include Birth Certificate, U.S. Passport, or Passport Card. There is also a required proof of Social Security number, which includes your Social Security card or W-2 form. Finally, you will need to bring in proof of residence such as a utility bill, credit card statement, bank statement or insurance policy.

There are some subtle changes you will notice to the new card’s design including a gold star in the corner, indicating the ID is federally approved, and you will need to renew your Voluntary Travel ID every eight years. It makes sense to act now before the deadline approaches.

For more information, visit AZTravelID.com. To make an appointment with MVD go to https://servicearizona.com/ and click on MVD Office Appointments, or call 800-251-5866.

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 old, 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).

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