News Bursts, Feb. 5, 2006

Breakfast at the Senior Center

Camp Verde Senior Center will hold its next breakfast Saturday, Feb. 11, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. They will serve sausage and bacon with eggs and pancakes or biscuits and gravy with eggs and meat and potatoes, also includes coffee, tea and juices all for $4 per person.

Scouting For Food in Camp Verde

It has been a long time since November and the food banks are extremely depleted. Boy Scouts have chosen the month of February, which is their anniversary month, to help replenish the local food banks.

Camp Verde Boy Scout Troops will be distributing plastic grocery bags on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Please fill them with non-perishable canned or boxed food. The Scouts will collect the bags on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. until noon. Leave the bags by your front door. If you have a fenced yard, leave the bag by the gate or mailbox.

Tired of cooking?

Let the Loyal Order of Moose 1449 of the Verde Valley do the cooking. Wednesday dinners from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Moose Lodge in Clarkdale.

Relationship Seminar Valentine's Special

Recent statistics put the divorce rate for first time marriages failing at 65 percent. Many relationships fail because people often don't have the skills necessary to make it work. Seminar facilitated by Lee Phelps, Msw, Lisac, Crt. Phelps has years of experience helping people achieve happiness in their lives and relationships. Come to his first session free of charge at the Cottonwood Civic Center, 805 N. Main St., in Old Town Cottonwood at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Questions? E-mail Lee at or call 301-7026.

Fish Fry Fridays

Loyal Order of Moose 1449 of the Verde Valley offers Friday Fish Frys from 5 to 7p.m. at the Moose Lodge in Clarkdale.

American Training Consultants to offer firearms classes

American Training Consultants will be offering a firearms training class in Camp Verde, Saturday, Feb. 11. Concealed Weapons Permit Renewal class 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $40 and the class satisfies the 2-hour DPS training requirement for renewal of the concealed weapons permit. Gift Certificates are available.

Instructor is a former NRA certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor with over 30 years combined law enforcement and military experience.

Pre-registration is required and class size is limited, so for more information and to reserve your seat, contact Rick Brenfleck, 567-9329.

Lake Montezuma Women's Civic Club to hold meeting

The February meeting of the Lake Montezuma Women's Civic Club will be held at the Ranch House Restaurant on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 11:15 a.m. They will welcome Alan Freedman, referred to the club by Kathy Palmer of Palmer Investments. Freedman, a certified senior advisor, will be speaking about the Senior Resource Alliance of the Greater Verde Valley/Sedona area, which is comprised of competent, ethical and trusted professionals providing solutions for seniors.

Visitors and newcomers are always welcome. Reservations for this luncheon meeting can be make contacting one of the following hostesses: Glenda LaGore, 567-7265; Linda Neuheisel, 567-2848; or Lucy VanDoorne, 592-0299.

Cookie Lee Jewelry show coming

Perfect time to buy something for your sweetheart! First Valentine Cookie Lee Jewelry Show Saturday, Feb. 11, noon to 6 p.m. Gabriela's Mexican Restaurant (Old Montezuma Inn), on Main Street in Camp Verde. Average price is $15 to $25. Prizes, clearance & sale items. Kari Gordon, local Verde Valley consultant. 602-881-4565

Creative writing course now offered in Camp Verde

Yavapai College is still accepting registrations for a creative writing course offered at the Camp Verde campus. Introduction to Creative Writing (Eng. 139) is being offered on Tuesdays between 6 and 9 p.m. The course will teach techniques used in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, emphasizing the recognition of those techniques and how to utilize them in one's writing. Classes will meet through May 19. To register, call 634-6520. For additional information, call Division I at 634-6575.

Free preschool screenings

The Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District will provide free preschool screenings usually the first Friday of each month for children, ages 3 to 5, who live in the school district area and are not already receiving services or enrolled in kindergarten. The screening will check a child's speech, motor, cognitive and social skills. Call to schedule an appointment at 634-6743. The Arizona Early Intervention Program conducts similar screenings for children ages birth to 3. For an appointment, call 1-800-841-5201.

Volunteers needed for Missoula Children's Theatre production

Volunteers are needed as team members to assist with the Cottonwood Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) production of either The Jungle Book or Robin Hood (show to be announced soon). MCT will return to Cottonwood from June 19-24, giving 60 local students the opportunity to perform in two public performances on Saturday, June 24.

Volunteers are needed immediately to help with planning and to run errands. Additional volunteers are needed the week of the production to supervise youth actors, run errands, make phone calls, prepare the program booklet, and help at the door for the shows. If you can volunteer a few hours of your time or if you would like additional information, please contact Gail Olsen at 634-0579.


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