News Bursts, March 25, 2007

Mingus Golf Classic supports MUHS

The 11th annual Mingus Golf Classic is set for April 14 at Verde Santa Fe Golf Course. It is sponsored by Mingus Connection, a nonprofit organization developed to foster, support and improve the educational programs of Mingus Union High School. This annual tournament offers 18 holes of golf, a cart, continental breakfast, lunch and prizes for $60 entry fee. To register for this fun event contact John Uidenich, tournament director at Mingus Union High School, 649-4467.

Mexican Fiesta

VFW Post 6739 of Camp Verde will host a Mexican Fiesta Dinner on March 31 from 3 to 7 p.m. Donation $5. There will be live music. Public welcome.

Think Peace

Let us all join our hearts and minds for peace at a rally to be held March 31 at 9 a.m. Location is the Korean/American Cultural Peace Information Center, just north of Cornville Road on 89A toward Sedona. This is a non-partisan peace event sponsored by Northern Arizona Activist Grannies (NAAG). For information call 567-9251.

New Kiwanis meeting site

Effective April 5, the Clarkdale/Verde Kiwanis will meet at the Senior Center in Cottonwood. Meetings will still be on Thursday mornings at 7 a.m. The speaker April 5 will be Mayor Doug Von Gausig, who will discuss water in the Verde Valley. Anyone interested in community service is welcome.

River Alliance meets Saturday

Did you know that there are numerous springs in the Verde Valley contributing to our water resources? The Verde River Citizens Alliance invites you to a meeting on March 31 at Yavapai College, Room M-137, 60l Black Hills Drive. NAU grad student Steve Rich will make a powerpoint presentation of his research on the "Springs of the Middle Verde River." The program will start at 10 a.m.; refreshments will be available at 9:30 a.m.

Last dance of season

The third and last dance of the 2007 winter dancing season will be April 7 with the great band Sentimental Journey. As usual, the dance will be held at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse on Ninth Street in Clarkdale. Dancing begins at 7 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. Admission is still only $5 per person and refreshments are available. This is a non-smoking and non-alcohol event. These dances continue to be sponsored by the Clarkdale Heritage Conservancy Board and the Clarkdale Heritage Center. For further information call the Clarkdale Town Hall at 634-9591 or Pat Williams at 649-9672.

All aboard for Diamondbacks baseball

The Camp Verde Parks & Recreation Department will have a night out at Chase Field for an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game. Tickets are now being sold on a first come, first serve basis for 55 people to attend the Tuesday, May 8, Diamondbacks Game. The cost is only $30 per person, which covers admission to the game and the bus ride to and from the ballpark. The bus for the game leaves the Camp Verde Parks & Recreation office at 4:15 p.m. to make the 6:40 p.m. game time in Phoenix. All are invited, so grab your ball cap and sit back and enjoy the ride.

For information, come into 395 S. Main St. or call 567-0535, ext.132. Order forms can also be found on the Web at - just click Parks & Recreation Home Page and go to Adult Programs or Youth Recreation to find the order form.

Co-Rec Softball in Camp Verde

Break out your bats and gloves; it's time for the Co-Recreation softball league in Camp Verde. Every Wednesday night, starting after the April 26 registration deadline, games will be played. If more then seven teams register, games will also be played every Monday night.

The Camp Verde Co-Recreation softball league will be co-sponsored by the Yavapai-Apache Nation Recreation, with games being played at Butler Park in Camp Verde and Heritage Park on the Reservation. Game times for the league will be 6-10 p.m. Team registration is $250, which covers a team entry fee and an ASA softball membership.

If you want to enter a team or want to play on a team come in or call the Camp Verde Parks and Recreation office at 567-0535, ext.132, or visit the Web at for league information or registration. E-mail for any questions.


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