News Bursts August 4, 2006

Classic Country Dinner/Dance

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 25 at 480 Calvary Way, Cottonwood, presents a Classic Country Dinner/Dance Sept. 9. Dinner is 6-7 p.m. with BBQ beef, ranch beans, salad and dessert.

Music by: The Cornville Philharmonic Symphony from 7-10 p.m. Dinner and intermission will feature country classics from 1950s, 1960s and 1970s CDs. Cowboy boots, hats and country wear is the attire

Tickets on sale at the American Legion by calling 634-3004 or stopping by the lounge and picking a couple of tickets up or call Lettie 567-5012

Tee Off for Kids

The "Tee Off for Kids" Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sept. 30 at the Beaver Creek Golf Club with a 9 a.m. shot gun start. The cost to play is $75 per player. All proceeds to benefit the Discovery Connection program. For more information about the tournament or to be a sponsor, call 646-5200, ask for Gail.

Bebop banquet at Legion

American Legion Post 93, Camp Verde, hosts a rockin' dinner Aug. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu includes the Fats Ddomino Burger, Elvis Presley's Hound Dogs, Fonzie's French Fries, Be-Bop Baked Beans and Cherry Cola Salad. Music by Doubletake. Cost is $6. The Post is at 276 S. Third St.

Post gets Men's Auxiliary

The Camp Verde VFW Post 6739 now has a Men's Auxiliary. The first meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. This will be the election of the new officers for the Men's Auxiliary Charter.

Overnight trip To Bisbee

Join the Verde Historical Society on an enjoyable three-day trip to Bisbee and southeastern Arizona, including Fort Huachuca, the Slaughter Ranch, the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area and Douglas. There will be 2 nights at the historic Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee, with ample time to explore that fascinating old mining town. The return trip to Cottonwood will include a tour of Globe and a stop at Roosevelt Dam.

Dates are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 19-21. The cost for the 3-day excursion is $365 per person, which includes transportation in the air-conditioned comfort of a luxury coach, two nights at the Copper Queen Hotel (double occupancy ­ add $65 for a single room), most meals, special guides and docents, and entrance fees to sites and museums.

To reserve a place, send a check, payable to: Sandie Nevel, Verde Historical Trip, P.O. Box 986, Clarkdale AZ 86324. For more information, call Sandie at 639-0864 or email: sandien@verdeonline.com

First-time homebuyer seminar

Most people who rent just don't know what it takes to be in their own place. If you're earning a steady paycheck, you should be in your own house. Cortes Financial Services and Prudential Foothills Real Estate are sponsoring a free seminar for those buying a house for the first time.

The seminar is in two sessions Aug. 12 at Best Western in Cottonwood. The morning session is 10-11:30 a.m., and the afternoon session is 1-2:30 p.m. Learn about pre-qualifying, down payments, earnest money, escrow, the loan process and closing costs, what to expect from a Realtor and how to improve your credit score.

To reserve your seat at the free seminar, call Justin Burnett at 301-9681 and specify morning or afternoon session.

Chow down at the VFW

The VFW Post 6739 of Camp Verde will be serving hamburgers with choice of sides on Aug. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Donation $4. Music will be Reno. The public is invited to attend.

On Sunday, Aug. 6, the VFW Post 6739 of Camp Verde will be serving breakfast of chicken fried steak, potatoes, eggs, gravy & biscuits from 8 to 11 a.m. for $3.50.

The public is invited to attend.

Cancer Dinner

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6739 of Camp Verde will host an evening of music, raffles and food from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5. Dinner will be roast beef and roast pork with mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, salad and deserts. Donation of $7 for dinner will benefit Cancer Aid & Research. The Public is invited to attend.

VVMC monthly cardiac education

Verde Valley Medical Center invites the community to its Heart of the Matter cardiac education topic Monday, Aug. 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m. "Anodyne Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy" will be presented by Sheryl Wolowice, physical therapist.

Peripheral neuropathy is a term used to describe nerve damage, pain and numbness resulting from poor blood flow to nerves in the feet, legs and hands. Nerves provide communication between the brain and muscles, skin, internal organs and blood vessels. When damaged, nerves can't communicate properly, and that miscommunication causes symptoms such as pain or numbness. Peripheral neuropathy most often affects people with diabetes and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Certain vitamin deficiencies, some medications and alcoholism can also damage peripheral nerves.

The Anodyne system emits infrared photo energy to increase circulation and reduce pain in the area to which it is applied. The treatment is noninvasive, drug-free, and safe, with no known side effects or drug interactions. The only contraindications are pregnancy and active malignancies. This clinically proven program helps patients with loss of protective sensation from peripheral neuropathy, and gait and balance abnormalities with a tendency to fall.

Learn about peripheral neuropathy, and how Anodyne treatment may help. The program will be presented at VVMC, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood, in Conference Rooms C. Preregistration is not required

Cruise Night every Friday night

The Veteran Motor Car Club of America--Central Arizona Chapter will be having a Cruise Night every Friday Night at the Hog Wild Restaurant in Cottonwood from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning Aug. 11. We welcome any and all those interested in old cars, classic or modified. The address will be in the parking lot of the restaurant located at 705 N. Main Street. We will be meeting there until the winter season.

There will also be a Cruise Night on the fourth Saturday of the month beginning August 26 through the beginning of winter at Jerona's Coffee Shop. This location has lots of side area parking and will be roped off for visitors. Jerona's is located at 677 E. Mingus Avenue across the street from the Cottonwood Post Office. The time will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Camp Verde Block Party returns

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation is closing down Main Street and setting the stage for an evening of fun at the annual Block Party on Aug. 19. The whole family will enjoy dancing in the street, as the Teen Zone will have three bands - The Mood, from Camp Verde, Addie, from Tempe, and Rae, from Glendale. There will also be great food and games for the kids.

At the opposite end of the street will be the music of Shaky Ground to dance and tap your toes to. Local merchants will be open late for your shopping pleasure. The Block Party is a great opportunity to visit new businesses that have opened their doors to the community.

Get your paddles ready for the annual Ping Pong Championship. Registration will take place at the Block Party. Hours for the Ping Pong Championship are 6-11 p.m.

For more information, call Parks & Rec at 567-0535.

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