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News Briefs: January 23, 2013

This Week

Sunday, Jan. 27

Mayer Area Meals on Wheels will have a Snowball Brunch at the Mayer Area Activity Center starting at noon until 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27. The cost is $7.  Door prizes, raffles and a fun several hours.  For more information, call 632-7511.


Mayer High School is accepting nominations for inductees to the Athletic Hall of Fame - Class of 2013. Nominees can be supportive members of the community, coaches, individual players, or teams. Nomination forms are available at Mayer High School, or people may call the athletic department at 642-1225 to nominate a candidate. Deadline is Feb. 21.

Exercise Class for men and women meets Monday and Wednesday at 8 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday - Walk Group at 7:30 a.m. at Mayer Community Church. Call Joyce Nelson at 928-632-9352.

Mayer Fire has open board meetings at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at the main location on Highway 69 across from Bensch Ranch.

Mayer Area Meals on Wheels has a cribbage class that plays on Wednesday afternoons starting at 12:45.  It's okay 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.  A tole painting class takes place each Thursday. Instruction is free and costs are very minimal. Painting starts at 10 a.m. and usually lasts until 2:30 p.m.

The mural project at Mayer Elementary School still needs a few more adults to help paint it. Interested people should call Jorge Moreno at 928-499-8452.

Cordes Lakes

High Desert Heritage Museum is having an entertainment meeting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the Cordes Lakes Community Center. Guest speaker is Ernie Bensch, who will tell us about how things used to be in the Mayer area. Everyone is invited.

The Cordes Lakes Community Association will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 14. County Supervisor Tom Thurman is the guest speaker. Come and find out what is happening in your area.

Cordes Lakes Game Night will be Feb. 16. There will be Black Jack, Texas Hold'em, darts, and many other games. Collect your winning chips to buy prizes. Details are still in the planning stage.

Get ready to go back to that old High School Sock Hop March 16 at the Community Center.

There is a change to Storytime at the Cordes Lakes Public Library. It will be held once per month at 3 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. Miss Tina will read a story geared to preschoolers. Don't miss storytime on Feb. 1.

There are three food programs in Cordes Lakes. The 60 plus program (age and income restricted) it is on the second Wednesday. Commodities are on the third Wednesday, with produce on the fourth Thursday. Please bring your plastic bags or boxes to carry your produce. Please do not bring your dogs or other pets as they are not allowed in the food area. Contact the community center at 928-632-9769 or call Linda Giguere at 928-632-7552 for more information.

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

Exercise Class starts 8 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Classes are free. Chris Shackelford is leading the exercise classes. TOPS starts at 9:15 a.m. for weigh-in and 9:30 for meeting on Fridays, following the exercise class.

 Ballroom and line dancing lessons will take place at 7 p.m. every Monday night at the Cordes Lakes Community Center. These are free classes and open to all ages. Don't worry about a partner. First dance will be the two-step.

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

A weekly Jam Session day takes place at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Bill Teahon's house, 20273 East Quail Run. Bring your instrument and join the fun. For information, call Bill at 772-6044.

Big Bug Gem & Mineral Club meets the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Community Center. Call Art Frame at 928-713-5492 for more information.

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

Other Areas

Yavapai County Blue Star Mothers monthly meetings, 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Quailwood Community Clubhouse, 12725 E. Bradshaw Mountain Road, Dewey.

Blue Star Mothers is a group supporting our troops, helping veterans and the community to Honor and Remember the Gold Star community.

Yavapai College, in conjunction with Arizona Department of Economic Security, will conduct a no-cost intensive introductory course, titled "Early Child Care Professional Training." The class will meet on the Prescott Campus, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Building 19 Room 209, in Prescott. The class meets Fridays and Saturdays beginning Feb. 1 through March 2, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The 60-hour course is designed for those interested in pursuing careers working in child-care centers, pre-schools, Head Start programs or in-home child care.

The 10 modules cover pertinent topics, such as child development, appropriate learning environments, nutrition/menu planning and early reading and math activities to encourage skill development.

Seating is limited to 20 participants, and pre-registration is strongly recommended. Register online using CRN 17084 (spring 2013), call toll free 1-866-219-1021 or email: ccpt@yc.edu for more information.

Awarded to Yavapai College in 1999, the training enables participants to enter the workforce by providing high-quality childcare and education in their communities.

The grant provides for up to 15, 60-hour workshops in twelve counties in Arizona each year. Upon completion, students can earn three college credits.

Stonecroft Ministries Prescott Women's Connection has started a Bible Study at the Humboldt Activity Center (next to Humboldt Library) in Dewey-Humboldt, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays.

Group leaders are Karen Jones and Kay Wiskirchen. Jones, a Certified Marriage and Family Therapist LLC, and crises counselor, will lead the Bible study. Wiskirchen serves as coordinator of administrative detail.

Stonecroft Ministries, in existence for 75 years, has 30,000 women in the US and around the world equipped to help other women connect more deeply to God. For more information contact Wiskirchen at 7777777kay@gmail.com, or at 928-451-8504.

Linda Stitzer of Western Resource Advocates (WRA) will present "Rethinking the Contribution of Water Conservation - Water Demand and Conservation Opportunities for Domestic Wells," when she speaks to the Citizens Water Advocacy Group on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 882 Sunset in Prescott (two blocks behind True Value). Stitzer will provide examples of innovative conservation programs that can result in meaningful water savings and play a critical role in water resource planning. Guests are welcome! For more info, call 445-4218, e-mail info@cwagaz.org or visit www.cwagAZ.org .

Yavapai County Blue Star Mothers monthly meetings, 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Quailwood Community Clubhouse, 12725 E. Bradshaw Mountain Road, Dewey. Blue Star Mothers is a group supporting our troops, helping veterans and the community to Honor and Remember the Gold Star community.

First Southern Baptist Church on Pinto in Cordes Lakes hosts a youth group, grades 7 to 12, every Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. Youth Director Jen Fellars provides games, fun, worship and purpose. Call 623-556-6018 for information.

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