Newsbursts Dec. 3, 2006

Free seminar at the SBDC

Learn how to start, grow, or expand a small business in the Verde Valle or just about anywhere in Arizona during the free, three-hour seminar, "Owning and Operating a Small Business."

The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 5, 1-4 p.m., at the Yavapai College Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The center is located at the Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus, 601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale, Bldg. L, Room 101. Call 649-4587 to reserve a seat for this free seminar.

Student Art Show for Yavapai College-Sedona Center

Students of Yavapai College's Two-Dimensional Design class will present their work on Dec. 11 in Room 34 at the Yavapai College Sedona Center for Arts & Technology, 4215 Arts Village Drive, in Sedona. Students will give digital presentations of their work from 3 to 4 p.m. for the public to view and enjoy. The artwork will continue to be on display at the Sedona Center through Friday, Dec. 15.

Camp Verde Elementary School Christmas Gift Shoppe

The Camp Verde Elementary School is hosting its annual Christmas Gift Shoppe starting Dec. 11-15. It will be in the school library next to the multi-purpose room. Hours are 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Bring your kids in to do some holiday shopping. Any questions, call Luree at 567-2491.

Spread Christmas joy in Beaver Creek

The Dec. 11th meeting will celebrate Christmas with holiday poetry, short stories, music, and readings. There will be a sharing of Round-Robin of Christmas joy. Come and enjoy the fun and refreshments at 1:30 p.m. in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library. Need more information? Call Phyllis Hazekamp at 567-7128.

American Legion Auxiliary seeks women veterans

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 25 is searching for women veterans that are in the Verde Valley. There are 42,565 Women Veterans in Arizona and we would like meet the ones in the Verde Valley to add your name to our Honor List to meet and talk with you about your experiences.

A national archive, the Veterans History Project at the LIbrary of Congress in Washington, D.C., has been set up to preserve audio and video taped conversations, along with letters, diaries, that will house information about all Veterans. We would like to help by submitting as many of the name and memories of those who serviced for our area. The biggest Honor will be meeting you and thanking you for your service.

Please call Lettie Irons Connell, Auxiliary President, at 567-5012.

Quail Country Quilters Christmas Party

The Quail County Quilters are planning a Christmas Party luncheon. This annual even will be held Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7400, 705 E. Aspen St., in Cottonwood. The party begins at 10 a.m. and will be a fun way to end 2006.

The Quilt Guild usually meets at 9 a.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. If you are a quilter or a "wanna be quilter," plan on joining us in 2007. Visitors and quilters of all skill levels are welcome.

Rabies clinic in Camp Verde

Camp Verde Marshal's office to host rabies clinic for the 2007 licensing year.

Dog and cat owners in Camp Verde will be able to get their pets up to date on rabies and other shots during the clinic.

The clinic is scheduled for Dec. 9 from 8 to 11 a.m., and will be held at the Camp Verde Veterinary Clinic, 100 Montezuma Castle Hwy. (Behind Babe's Restaurant)

During the clinic, combination rabies shots and 2007 dog licenses will be sold.

Rabies shots will cost $10, and licenses are $6 for an altered dog, and $10 for an unaltered dog.

After March 1st, dog licenses will cost an additional $2 (late fee). Yavapai County dog licenses will also be sold for $4.

The Camp Verde Town ordinance #6-1-4 requires that every dog over four months old will be licensed for the current year. A dog may be licensed upon proof that it has received a rabies vaccination from a licensed Veterinarian, and the rabies vaccination is valid throughout the licensing period.

Parvo and Distemper shots will also be available at a discounted price.

Contact Dr. Mulligan at (928) 567-9400 or Animal Control Officer Teri Moore (928) 567-6621 for additional information.

Toy donations requested for annual Community Christmas Dinner

The Old Town Mission is still in need of toy donations for the upcoming 4th Annual Community Christmas Dinner to be held on Dec. 9 at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds. Toys of all age group categories are requested. To donate, please bring unwrapped toys (value range of $10 and under) to the Old Town Mission, 116 E. Pinal St., by Thursday, Dec. 7, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. All donations to the Old Town Mission are tax deductible and greatly appreciated. Please call 634-7869 for information or to arrange an after-hours donation.

Free workshop on self care at Jerona's

Life coach Lori Rubenstein offers a free workshop at the Jerona Coffee and Tea Shop on Mingus Avenue, across from the Cottonwood Post Office, on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m.

The workshop, entitled "Extreme Self Care," is an "especially important workshop during the holiday season, as we tend to get lost in all the gift giving and memory making. It's imperative during this time to take care of yourself and not to forget that while you are busy doing for others, you must also recognize and value your own needs and desires." How balanced is your life? What is your spirituality? Are you modeling the life you want for your children? Stop being a holiday organizing machine for just an hour and give yourself the gift of time for yourself.

For more information, call Lori at 634-0252.

Northern Arizona Hospice Holiday Tree of Light

The annual Northern Arizona Hospice Tree of Light fund-raising campaign has begun. The tree will be displayed in Verde Valley Medical Center's Outpatient lobby through Jan. 4, 2007. A donation of any amount will place a memory tag on the tree. For a donation of $10 or more, an engraved ornament is offered that may be hung on the tree or forwarded to the donor. A donation of $50 or more also will illuminate one light in the star at the top of the tree.

All proceeds benefit Northern Arizona Hospice. Hospice care is for patients who have a terminal illness and have made the decision to shift the focus of care from cure to comfort. This family-oriented program helps provide care to loved ones at home, and provides healthcare facility backup as needed.

Donation forms are available in the VVMC Outpatient lobby, or call Northern Arizona Hospice at 639-6676.

MUHS finals schedule for Dec. 19, 20

First semester finals at Mingus Union High School are scheduled for Dec. 19 and 20. Tuesday, Dec. 19, finals will be held for first and second periods. First period will be 7:45 to 9:40 a.m. Second period will be 9:45 to 11:40 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20 finals will be for third and fourth periods. Third period will be 7:45 to 9:40 a.m. Fourth period will be 9:45 to 11:40 a.m.

Buses leave at 11:50 a.m. both days.

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