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3/27/2013 2:52:00 AM
News Briefs Week of March 27

Easter Events

Mayer Community Church Pastor Dan Wuthrich will conduct Good Friday services at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 29. Easter Sunrise Service will be at 6:30 a.m. on March 31, with Easter Breakfast following from 7:45-9 a.m. Easter service will take place at 9:30 a.m. The church is at 10001 S Fifth Street in Mayer. The public is welcome.

First Southern Baptist Church, Mayer, will have a SonRise Easter service at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 31, at the church, 12791 E Main St. in Mayer. Everyone is welcome.

Mt. of Faith Lutheran Church, 20135 Stagecoach Trail in Cordes Lakes will have Good Friday service at 6 p.m., March 30. Easter Sunrise is 6 a.m. on Sunday, March 31. Breakfast at 7 a.m., worship service at 9 a.m.

The Friends of the Cordes Lakes Library will raffle off an Easter basket on Good Friday, March 29. The basket will be on display at the library; tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Proceeds benefit the library.

The Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, March 30, at the Cordes Lakes Community Center. Ages 1 to 3 start at 9 a.m., 4 to 5 starts at 9:30 a.m.; 6 to 9 starts at 10 a.m. and 10 to 12 at 10:30 a.m. Coffee, juice or milk and breakfast items will be available for sale.

Wed., March 27

Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S (AZ-04) announced his staff will hold Constituent Service Hours in Mayer from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at the Mayer Fire District Administrative Office, 11975 S. Highway 69.

Staff will answer questions and provide help with the Veterans Administration and veterans' benefits, social security, issues with federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, or issues with the Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and other federal agencies. Rep. Gosar will not be in attendance.

Monday, April 1

The Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild will host Charlie from Odegaards Sewing Center in Flagstaff at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 1, at the Mountain Valley Church of God, 8123 E. Manley (2 miles N. on Robert Road), Prescott Valley. The meeting is free and there will be free refreshments.

Charlie will give a Power Point presentation and talk about the do's and don'ts of sewing machines.

For information, call Mary, 928-632-8760.


Mayer Women to Women Resource Center 13278 Central Ave. Ranchtown Plaza,  will have an outing on the Verde Canyon Railroad on March 26. Meet at 13278 Central Ave. at 9 a.m. For reservations call 1-800-582-7245 (Group # 332994).

March is National Quilting Month. The Big Bug Charity Quilters have some of their quilts on display at the Mayer Public Library. The Charity Quilters have donated more than 4,600 quilts in the six years they have been sewing them.  

These quilts have gone to the Mountain Valley Rehab Hospital in Prescott Valley, home-bound clients of Meals On Wheels along the Highway 69 corridor, kindergarten students at Mayer Elementary, Hospice of the Pines, Grayson House, Home Alliance, VA Hospital and others.

Mayer   Off-Road Walkers meet at 1 p.m. every Tuesday, at 13278 Central Ave., Ranchtown Plaza. Easy walks, exploring and metal detecting outings. For information, call 928-308-1411.

Exercise Class for men and women meets Monday and Wednesday at 8 a.m. at Mayer Community Church. Call Joyce Nelson at 928-632-9352.

Mayer Area Meals on Wheels has a cribbage class that plays on Wednesday afternoons starting at 12:45.  It's OK if you haven't played in a while as the group will help teach or refresh your memory.  

A beading class takes place every Wednesday afternoon. All instruction is free. Kits are available at a minimal charge.

Cordes Lakes

Ladies Luncheon is coming back! Ladies, mark your calendar for April 11 for the Cruise of a Lifetime that will visit tropical islands. Smart Girls will provide clothes for the fashion show along with other entertainment. Tickets are $10 each and are available from Annie Wales 632-4416, Karen Gusenius 632-4491, and LaDoris Tayler 632-9657. This event usually sells out, so get your tickets early.

Get your raffle ticket for the Mother's Day Special. This is a day at the Borgata Salon-Spa at Prescott Resort. The winner will get a one hour massage, one hour facial, hair cut and style, manicure, pedicure, and up to $25 for lunch. Tickets are $5 each with the drawing to be held May 9 at the Cordes Lakes Community Center General Meeting. You do not have to use all services on the same day. Contact any CLCA Board Member or Norm Kozak at 928-713-8849 to get raffle tickets.

There is a very unusual Arcosanti Bell being raffled by the Cordes Lakes Community Center. The bell is made of clay rather than the cast metal. It has a very melodious sound and hangs on its own stand. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Drawing will be held at Cordes Lakes Days in September. Contact Norm Kozak 928-713-8849.

April 20 will be an adult dance at the Community Center. Planning is in progress, so join the Tuesday Planners at 9 a.m. to add your comments and ideas.

Cordes Lakes Community Association now has a website. If you missed an event in the Big Bug News, you can go to www.cordeslakecommunityassociation.org to check out the date and time of an event.

Al-Anon open meetings are Mondays at 9:30 a.m. at the Cordes Lakes Community Center. Call Len, 928-632-9064.

Cordes Lakes Brush Yard is open the third Saturday of the month from 7 a.m. to noon. Next date is March 16h.

Big Bug Gem & Mineral Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Community Center. Contact Art Frame 928-713-5492 for information.

Love Ministry is located at 14720 S. Stagecoach Trail in Cordes Junction in the mobile at the Extra Self Storage. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m on the third and fourth week-ends of the month. Contact Carol Peck at 928- 899-5050.

The American Legion, Post 122, meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Cordes Lakes Community Center. If you are a veteran, drop in to a meeting to meet and chat with other members.

Other Areas

Local non-profit Volanté Academy of the Arts is accepting students, including adults, in its Fine Arts after-school programs. Art classes, lessons in piano, voice, guitar, drums and more are available.

Dance and acting classes pending. For more information, call director Jan Luke at 928-772-1218.

The Upper Agua Fria Watershed Partnership and the Friends of the Agua Fria National Monument in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management are seeking Team Members to volunteer for the 6th Annual Wet Dry Mapping on the Upper Agua Fria River. This year the mapping will take place on Saturday, June 22. Additionally, this spring, team members will receive training to promote a safe, fun and productive field experience collecting data on the presence of water in the Agua Fria River and its tributaries.

On Wet Dry Day, your team will record where the river is wet or dry on individual segments of the river. Team Member volunteers should be comfortable hiking in desert and rugged terrain. If you would like to volunteer as a team member for the 6th Annual Wet/Dry Mapping, please contact Steven Brown at: steven@aguafriafriends.org or call 928-899-6184.

MATFORCE announces its annual "My Voice Makes a Difference" Youth Video Contest. Area youth ages 11 to 18 are invited to let their voices be heard by creating an original short video that makes a positive statement about reducing drug and alcohol abuse.

There are lots of chances to win cash prizes. A first, second and third place will be awarded in each of two categories: middle school and high school. First place winners will receive $300, with second and third place winners receiving $200 and $100 respectively. Honorable mention winners will receive $25.

Video entries can be up to two minutes in length and are easily submitted online at matforce.org. Winning videos will be used by MATFORCE online, at schools and at community events.

The contest deadline is March 28. For contest guidelines and entry form visit matforce.org or call 708-0100.

The Republican Women of Prescott will be awarding one $2,500 scholarship and one $1,500 scholarship to 2013 graduating seniors attending school in the quad-city area, Bagdad, Mayer or Seligman.

Applications are available through local high schools or online at www.RWOP.info. A completed application, including an essay and two letters of recommendation, must be submitted by April 1, 2013.

National Crime Victims' Rights Week is April 21-27, a time to honor crime victims and our nation's progress in advancing victims' rights. A crime may last only a few seconds, but the impact of that crime can last a lifetime. If you or anyone you know is a victim of crime, help is available. To find out more about victims' rights and the Crime Victim Compensation Program, contact the Yavapai County Attorney's Office - Victim Services at 771-3485, or visit http://www.yavapai.us/attorney.aspx.

Yavapai County will observe NCVRW with informational displays at the Yavapai County Courthouses in Prescott and Camp Verde; Crime Victims' Exhibit at the Yavapai County Attorney's Office, 255 E Gurley St. Prescott - from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information on internship opportunities, or how to help victims in your community, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 777-7113.

Sign-up for the Prescott YMCA 35th annual Prescott YMCA Whiskey Row Marathon today. Enjoy the magnificent scenery and warm hospitality of Prescott and join friends from all over the United States participating in this local event on Saturday, May 4. Choose from a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K or 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk. Come for the race and stay for the party. "Cinco De Gumbo" after party with live music, games, food, etc., is from noon to 10 p.m. If you are not a runner, come out and cheer or volunteer to help. To register or volunteer call Laura at 445-7221, or log onto www.whiskeyrowmarathon.com, or visit the YMCA at 750 Whipple St., Prescott.

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