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Burke, Buchanan, Taylor to address Civic Club

Jan. 10

The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club will be having their monthly meeting at the Gathering located below the Cliff Castle Casino from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Jerome ballroom.

Featured speakers will be Bob Burke of the Beaver Creek Regional Council and Linda Buchanan of Yavapai College, who will present five-minute presentations, and Mary Taylor, a certified financial planner of Taylor & Padgett, will discuss various issues of planning for the financial future.

Anyone interested in attending or in need of additional information, please call Jo Burke at 301-0395 for lunch registration or contact her at

MATForce Lunch ‘n’ Learn Yavapai Reentry Project

Jan. 12

MATForce’s Thursday Lunch ‘n’ Learn will focus on the newly formed Yavapai Reentry Project. The project is helping adults who are leaving prison and returning to Yavapai County. Programs such as this have proven successful in other areas, with almost a 40 percent reduction in people returning to prison.

The goals of the program include providing referrals to basic services such as housing, employment, education, healthcare, and substance abuse counseling along with building positive community relationships through family members, friends, and volunteers.

The Lunch ‘n Learn will also provide information on becoming a Yavapai Reentry Project Community Coach.   A Community Coach is a volunteer trained to aid in referrals, emotional support and resource information.  No experience is necessary. Free training for coaches will be held on Feb. 9 in Cottonwood and Feb. 10 in Prescott.

The Lunch ‘n’ Learn is at 11:30 a.m. at the Board of Supervisors Room, Yavapai County Administration Building, 1015 S. Fair St., Prescott and teleconferenced to the Yavapai County Cottonwood Annex, 10 S. Sixth St., Cottonwood.  It is free and open to the public.  Brown-bag lunches are welcome.   

You can register for the training at the Lunch ‘n’ Learn or by calling (928) 708-0100.

CV cholesterol lecture

Jan. 18

Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) is sponsoring the Wednesday lecture, “What you need to know about cholesterol,” featuring Cardiologist Kenneth Bescak, M.D., F.A.C.C. The lecture is 4:30–5:30 p.m. at the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office Training Room, 646 S. First St., Camp Verde. To R.S.V.P. or for more information on this free event, call (928) 639-6551.

Dr. Bescak will discuss important information about cholesterol, how it works in the body and when you need to make changes based on your cholesterol numbers. Dr. Bescak is a diagnostic cardiologist with the Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona. The Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona (HVCNA) is a partnership between Verde Valley Medical Center and Flagstaff Medical Center. It combines physician office practices with extensive hospital-based services including diagnostic and interventional cardiology procedures and open-heart surgery. For more information on the Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona, visit

Diabetes and Sleep Apnea Sedona Library Lecture

Jan. 19

Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) is sponsoring the Take Note Sedona Library Lecture Series. The lecture, “Diabetes and Sleep Apnea,” is the first of three lectures on sleep apnea and related conditions. The lecture will feature Donald Curran, D.O., and Brenda Howland, M.D. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. at the Sedona Library, 3250 White Bear Rd., Sedona. To R.S.V.P. or for more information on this free event, call (928) 639-6551.

Verde Valley Human Resources Association meets

Jan. 18

Verde Valley Human Resources Association from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Cottonwood Public Safety Building, 199 S. Sixth St., Cottonwood.

This month the speaker will be Marnie Green, principal consultant of the Management Education Group, Inc. Her presentation is, “Painless Performance Management: A Practical Approach to Day-to-Day Employee Performance.”

Performance management should be a productive and positive process for both leaders and employees. However, many performance evaluation systems set supervisors and employees up to fail. Most leaders have not been trained to manage performance regularly and productively.

For m ore information, contact Iris Dobler, (928) 634-0060 x217;

Legal Services for Seniors in the Cottonwood area

Jan. 20

Legal document preparation, bankruptcy, landlord/tenant issues, scams and fraud schemes, estate planning, wills, powers of attorney and more services are now available from NACOG Area Agency on Aging, Legal Advocacy Program for Seniors.

Do you have questions about fraud schemes or scams, or issues with landlords or tenants? Need help in preparing wills or powers of attorney? We may be able to assist you.

Eligible clients must be 60 years old or older or married to a spouse who is 60 years old or older. Our services are free of charge.

The program is open for appointments from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 101 S. Main St., Suite B, Cottonwood. You must call for an appointment time.

For more information, please contact David Hays with the NACOG Area Agency on Aging at (928) 649-3763, ext. 0, or 1-877-521-3500 or via email at

Alan James to host Rendezvous open mic

Jan. 18

Rendezvous In Old Town will become the Verde Valley’s newest open mic venue beginning Jan. 18. Veteran musician and music instructor Alan James will host the acoustic open mic every Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m.

Cornville Association meets Wednesday

Jan. 11

Cornville Community Association is back from Christmas break and will hold their first meeting of 2012.  The meeting will be at Oak Creek Elementary School in Cornville 7-9 p.m.

The first guest speaker of the year will be Yavapai County Health Services Director Robert Resendes, along with new Public Information Officer Dave McAtee.  Resendes will be talking about the new medical/dental clinic in Cottonwood, Bedbugs and preventable childhood killer diseases, which are on a come back. There is also a new swine flu, primarily in the East and Mid-west, H3N2.  No cases have been reported in Arizona and average age affected is 3 years old.   Steve Estes will also talk about upcoming events on plant clean up on Oak Creek.

The Association is currently collecting new membership applications for 2012.  If you did not receive yours in the December mailing you can pick one at the meeting, or go on line to the web page at and get your copy.  You need to be a paid member of the CCA to be eligible to run for a Board position or vote in the Annual meeting in April.  There will be 4 open board seats this year so become part of your community and the Association and get involved.  You have until March 1 to get your membership application in.

Breakfast of Champions with KC’s Tae Kwon Do

Jan. 7

Please support the students of KC’s Family Tae Kwon Do as they raise funds to attend the AZMARRS State Championships where 40 students from the school have qualified to compete.  This pancake breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, OJ, and coffee served by these excellent martial artists.  The breakfast will be held Saturday 7-11 a.m. at the Community Kitchen, which is adjacent to the Old High School Gym on Main Street in Camp Verde.  Cost is $4 in advance (tickets available at the school) or $5 at the door.  For more information contact (928) 554-0140.

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Spheeris offers free inspiration

Jan. 12

On Thursday, Chris Spheeris will offer a free talk and demonstration called “Free Inspiration: Anyone, Anytime.” The talk will focus on inspiration and creativity as everyone’s natural state. Chris describes the evening as “a keyhole glimpse into what I do in my workshops, covering many of the main themes.” These themes include transcending judgment and self-doubt, forgiveness, living creativity, the art of presence, and living from the heart.

The talk is open free to the public and will be held at Studio Live Sedona, 215 Coffee Pot Dr. at 7 p.m. Thursday. For all attendees, a $50 discount will be offered for his upcoming two-day “experience” (seminar) in Sedona on Jan. 28 and 29.

VVMC’s Diabetes Support group

Jan. 23

Verde Valley Medical Center’s (VVMC) Diabetes Education Program is reaching out to embrace the diabetic community and their loved ones by hosting monthly diabetes support groups. These local groups provide a supportive and sharing environment for all individuals, family members and friends affected by the disease.

The January support group is 5 ­­­­to 7 p.m. in VVMC’s Conference Rooms B and C and features guest speaker Andrea Gonzalez, M.D. Dr. Gonzalez will discuss integrative approaches to treating diabetes beyond supplements. This event is open to all members of the community. To R.S.V.P., call 928 639-6346; walk-ins welcome.

Dr. Gonzalez is board-certified in family practice and is a member of Verde Valley Medical Center’s Family Health Providers.

VNRCD meets Monday

Jan. 9

The Board of Supervisors of the Verde Natural Resource Conservation District meets on the second Monday of each month at the Camp Verde Chamber of Commerce, 385 Main St., Camp Verde.  All are welcome. The next meeting will be at 9 a.m.  Agendas can be viewed at or at Camp Verde City Hall the Friday before each meeting. Call (928) 554-0463 for more information or to make special arrangements.

Buena Vista offers free parenting class

Jan. 12-Feb. 16

Buena Vista Children’s Services offers a free Parenting Class (Spanish and English classes), “Love and Logic.” The program will help you make parenting and teaching your child fun and rewarding instead of stressful and chaotic. Provide limits in a loving way.

Teach consequences and healthy decision-making. Come join us for practical skills to achieve respectful, healthy relationships with your child. Support for Buena Vista Children’s Services Love and Logic classes are provided by a grant from First Things First through Community Counts.

Love and Logic class meets for six Thursdays 6-8 p.m. Classes are located at Bright Futures Child Care, 19 E. Beech St., in Cottonwood. Free child care for those who pre-register. To register contact Joanne Schloeman at Buena Vista Children’s Services (928) 451-5755 or email To register for the Spanish Love and Logic Class contact Laura Wauters (928) 420-5727.

The Power of Play

Jan. 14

Parents: Explore how play increases brain power, child development and positive social skills. Learn how to make the most of play times. Come ready to have some fun. Saturday, Jan. 14, 9-11 a.m. Free child care for those who pre-register. To register contact Joanne Schloeman at Buena Vista Children’s Services (928) 451-5755 or email

Cottonwood Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Show

March 17-18

The Cottonwood Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Show is at Mingus Union High School, 1801 E. Fir St. Saturday hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

There will be many vendors selling jewelry (fine and costume), gems, beads, rocks, cabachons, rocks, fossils, minerals, lapidary supplies and machinery as well as a wirewrapper on the premises.

Adult Admission $3 and children under 12 free with paying adult. Contact Sharon Szymanski - (480) 215-9101 or for more information.

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