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News Bursts, June 6, 2007

Samsung American Legion Scholarship offered

Attention high school juniors: If you are attending the American Legion Boys State program and you are a direct descendent of a U.S. wartime veteran, you can apply for the Samsung American Legion Scholarship.

Each American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program will select its national finalist. These 98 national finalists will share $300,000 in undergraduate scholarship awards. For contact information visit: or

Breakfast with the Legion

Sons of the American Legion are having a breakfast on Sunday, June 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for $5. Located at 276 S. Third St., Camp Verde. Open to all American Legions and V.F.W. members and their guests only.

Missoula Children's Theatre

Auditions for the Missoula Children's Theatre of The Pied Piper will be Monday, June 11, at 9 a.m. at the Camp Verde Schools Multi-Use Complex Theater. There are roles for students who have completed kindergarten through grade 12. Approximately 50-60 local students will be cast to appear in the show with the MCT Tour Actor/Director. There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play. Students wishing to audition must arrive by the scheduled starting time and stay for the entire two-hour session.

This is a group audition -- no advanced preparation is necessary, but a smile never hurts! Students should just be ready to come and have a good time. Rehearsals will be conducted everyday from 10 a.m. to noon and from 12:30 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. at the theater. Although no all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week, and if selected, be able to attend all rehearsals required for their role. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the conclusion of the audition.

Performances of The Pied Piper will be held on Saturday, June 16, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Missoula Children's Theatre is a nonprofit organization based in Missoula, Montana. This coming year more than 65,000 cast members across the globe will take to the stage to the delight and applause of their families, friends, community, neighbors and teachers. The residency in Camp Verde is made possible by the Verde Valley Concert Association, the Camp Verde Unified School District and the Town of Camp Verde. For more information, call 567-9220.

Free Fishing Day at Dead Horse Ranch

Want to spend a day outside with family and friends enjoying the outdoors? Then come spend a day of free fishing on Saturday, June 9. The Prescott National Forest will co-host the Verde Valley Fishing Fun Day is from 8 a.m. to noon at the Dead Horse Ranch State Park lagoon in Cottonwood.

The event is co-sponsored by the Cottonwood Parks & Recreation Department, Arizona Game & Fish Department, Arizona State Parks, and the U.S. Forest Service, and is free to everyone. Participants should request a free permit at the Dead Horse Ranch State Park office the day of the event.

The day includes free fishing with no fishing license required and 545 pounds of channel catfish stocked into the lagoon. Fishing bait and a limited number of fishing poles will be provided to those who do not have their own equipment while supplies last.

National Fishing Week, June 3 to 9, 2007, is celebrated throughout the country to encourage sport fishing and promote fishery conservation. The State of Arizona has designated June 9th as free fishing day in observance of this week.

McCants to speak to Kiwanis

Wendy McCants, of Victory Ranch, will be the featured speaker at the Clarkdale/Verde Kiwanis meeting on Thursday, June 7. The club meets at 7 a.m., at the Verde Valley Senior Center. Anyone interested in community service is welcome.