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NFS Prescribed Burn Smoke 12/14 – 12/15/2017

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Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Los Burros Prescribed Burn Smoke Affecting Beaver Creek Air Quality
Redrock Ranger Station reports that the smoke today is due to a prescribed burn near Springerville.  Strong winds from that direction have carried the smoke to the Verde Valley.
News Release: Lakeside Ranger District plans Los Burros Prescribed Burn

Release Date: Dec 13, 2017  

Springerville, AZ, December 13, 2017 - For Immediate Release. The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will be conducting a 442 acre prescribed burn within the Sepulveda unit of the Los Burros broadcast burn area beginning on 12/14 and continuing through 12/15 if weather conditions allow.  

The Sepulveda Unit is about five miles south of Vernon, along Forest Service Road (FSR) 96, and is surrounded by FSR 6, FSR 6H and FSR 96B.

Ignition may last several days, with daily smoke impact anticipated within area drainages. Smoke will be visible in the local area, from Arizona State Highway 260, and U.S. Highway 60, in Round Valley, Vernon and Show Low. In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed fire burn units as firefighters and fire-related traffic may be in the area

 

Dog Found on Aztec 12/9/2017

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Shaggy, Chocolate-Colored Dog
This cute dog was taken to the Sedona Humane Society Shelter last Friday.  He’s still there.  Please call 282-4679 if yours, or let the family know where he is.

 

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This Week in Beaver Creek 12/7/2017

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Dear Neighbors
 
The Calendar Crew hopes that you are planning to get out of your home this weekend.  There are a lot of terrific activity choices, most free of charge.  Saturday, in particular, is packed with great choices.  Starting in the early AM is the free food bank at Beaver Creek School followed by the last hike of the year led by the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition.   The nd Saturday Flea Market is open at the Honey Hole and the historic Rock School is open on the Beaver Creek School campus.  The Beaver Creek Adult Center pot luck starts at 5 PM.  A little out of town, there is a Naloxone training class with kit provided held at the Cottonwood Library and Fort Verde is open in the evening for a free candle light tour.
 
Christmas House is open today through Saturday.  Thank you to our locals who have donated items and to those who purchase them.  All proceeds are going toward making a good Christmas for families and their children.
This evening, Thursday, is the first meeting of a new single women’s group at the Beaver Creek Adult Center for connecting, sharing and celebrating life.  Two beautiful cantatas are scheduled; Friday evening at Montezuma Chapel and Sunday morning at Grace Community Lutheran Church.  On Monday, the Rimrockers are having their Christmas lunch and the Beaver Creek Community Association and Beaver Creek School Board are holding their regular meetings.  On Tuesday the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club is having their Christmas meeting, the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Auxiliary meets, and there will be a Blue Christmas Service at Montezuma Chapel.
Rasks’ Auto Service is again collecting nonperishable food donations which will be contributed to our local food bank.  The first load has been delivered.  More contributions would be welcomed!!
On another note, sometimes we don’t always appreciate the efforts of Beaver Creek School.  Margee Cowan has collected school interviews which let us know some things that school personnel are grateful for.
Ready to enjoy more of the holiday season,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming December Special Events 
Thurs, Fri, Sat thru 12/16–The Kiwanis Christmas House next to the Beaver Creek Gasmart  is open Thurs, Fri & Sat from 10 AM to 5 PM thru December 16.  Please call Wyona at 274-2032 for more information.  Christmas decorations donations may be made at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet during their open hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat from 10 to 3:00 PM or at the Christmas House.  (See Flyer Below)
Saturday, 12/9–The Last Wickiup Mesa Hike of the year .  Meet at 9 AM at the Forestglen Trail Head parking lot.  Join the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition to walk the newly IMPROVED Sunset Loop Trail, about 3.5 miles.  Difficulty is easy to moderate.  Enjoy the gorgeous views to the east and the Mogollon Rim.  Trail maps will be available.  For more information contact: Susan Sim susansim4@yahoo.com or cell 928-300-7098.
Saturday, 12-9–FREE Naloxone kit and training at the Cottonwood Library from 11 AM to 12:30 PM.  The training is open to anyone.  Please RSVP to Turiya Coll at tcoll@spwaz.org. (See 
flyer below)
Saturday, 12/9–The Beaver Creek Adult Center Pot Luck begins at 5 PM.   Please bring your plate (if you forget, we have paper plates) and utensils, a dish to share, and a friend.  Everyone is welcome to attend. 50/50 raffle, too.
Saturday, 12/9–FREE Admission to the Candle Light Tours at Fort Verde from 5 to 8:30 PM. Also available Friday evening for admission charge.  (See flyer below)
Saturday, 12/16–Dump the Drugs   is back at the Beaver Creek Adult Center from 10 AM to Noon.  This event gives an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medication (including ones for pets).  Please drop medications off at the Beaver Creek Adult Center (across from Cricket’s), 4250 E. Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma.  The event is sponsored by the BC Community Action Team, YC Sheriff’s Office and MATFORCE.
Jeannette Estes is our local contact at 928-567-5421 for more information.
Monday, 12/18–MOM (Mobile On-site Mammography) is at Beaver Creek School from 7 to 11 AM.  Please call 480-967-3767 or 800-285-0272 to schedule and appointment.  (See Flyer Below)
 
Wednesday, 12/20–The Winter Concert at Beaver Creek School starts at 7 PM.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 12/7 thru 12/16
BCAC New Sign
Thursday, 12/7–The Single Women’s Support Groupmeets every Thursday from 6 to 8 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Welcome Sisters!  Enjoy an evening of connecting & sharing. This is a weekly event for mature, single women. We will have a short uplifting lesson and circle sharing. Our purpose is to honor, appreciate, & celebrate this important phase of womanhood. Bring your friends!  For more information contact Liz Cornell at 928 593-9528.
Saturday, 12/9–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631.  (See chart below)
Saturday, 12/9-The 2nd Saturday Flea Market is at the Honey Hole, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd, from 9 AM to 3 PM.  All are welcome (art, crafts, veggies, antiques, etc) with covered spaces available or your own popup shade.  Call 928-592-9383 to reserve or just show up Saturday at 8:30 AM.  10% of sales goes to the host.
Saturdays, 12/9 & 12/16-The Historic Beaver Creek Rock School Building is open to the public from 10 AM to 1 PM.  Docents from the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions.
Monday, 12/11–The Rimrockers  will meet at 11:30 AM  at Ann Dubasik’s home for a lovely Christmas luncheon. She will be cooking a Mexican Feast for all to enjoy.  She decorates all her rooms with a Christmas theme.   Call Diana Bell at 928-567-9113 to confirm your attendance and get directions to Ann’s home. We will also have a gift exchange with a $10.00 to $15.00 limit.
Monday, 12/11-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center.  BCCA helps to provide information, representation in Yavapai County, maintain Rollins Park, participate in and sponsor community projects.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.  www.beavercreekaz.com
 
Monday, 12/11–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room. Board members are:  Jackie Harshman, president; Jo Burke; Karen DuFresne; Betty Hart; and Perry Krowne.  The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us
Tuesday, 12/12–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Library.  We will be reviewing the Christmas House operation.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.
Tuesday, 12/12–The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets at Grace Community Lutheran Church from 11 AM to 1 PM.   A Christmas Luncheon, $13, with entertainment from the Beaver Creek School Children is planned. Come celebrate the joy of the season with singing and good friends.  The business meeting will be short.  Contact  Chair Marie Kraetz, president, at (928) 567-4832 for more information.
Tuesday, 12/12-The MRFD Auxiliary meets at 11 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Auxiliary is putting together a cook book as a fund raiser. If you would like to contribute a recipe or two, please email recipe to me at grambo_3@msn.com   and put Recipe as subject. Hope to get some good recipes from all you great local cooks!
Wednesday, 12/13–The Blood Pressure Clinic  is available the second Wednesday of each month in the BC Adult Center from 9:30 AM to 11 AM.  Come get your blood pressure taken by Sue Brann, RN.
Saturday, 12/16–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 12/16–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April 2018.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturday, 12/16–The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League  meets at 10 AM at Grace Lutheran Community Church. The function of this church auxiliary is to help members of the community. Please call 928-567-4608 for further information.
Saturday, 12/16– The Phantasm Book Club meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Library. Books and audio CDs are waiting at the Rimrock library.  Contact Starchild the Ringleader, PhantasmBookClub@yahoo.com for more information.
Holiday Church Services
Wednesdays, thru 12/20–The Advent Soup, Supper & Service   starts at 6 PM in the Grace Community Lutheran Church.  Please call 928-567-4608 for more information.  Everyone is invited to join in.
Friday, 12/8-The Candles & Carols Cantata begins at 7 PM at Montezuma Chapel.  This cantata depicts hope, peace, joy and love.
Sunday, 12/10-A Cantata Service with the Trinity Praise Team will be held at Grace Lutheran Community Church at 10:30 AM.
Montezuma Chapel
Tuesday, 12/12-The Blue Christmas Service begins at 7 PM in Montezuma Chapel.  This service is to bring comfort for anyone who may have lost a loved one, has a struggle in their life, is feeling discouraged, suffering anxiety, etc. The Christmas Season is difficult for some. The community is welcome to attend this service.
Sunday, 12/24-The Christmas Eve Candle Light Service begins at 6 PM at Beaver Creek Baptist Church.BC Baptist Church
Sunday, 12/24-The Christmas Eve Candle Light Servicebegins at 7 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church.
Sunday, 12/24-The Christmas Eve Service begins at 7 PM at Montezuma Chapel.
The Good Things Happening at Beaver Creek School
 
From Principal Katrina Sacco:
  • Our Veterans Day concert showcased our students’ talents and hard work, all classes did an excellent job!
  • Our students also honored veterans and developed a deeper understanding of the sacrifices made by others who ensure safety and security to all U.S. citizens.
  • Mrs. Guth was honored in the Bugle as a remarkable teacher. She is a wonderful asset to our school, and this recognition was a great tribute to her work.
  • Mrs. Cowan, Mrs. Martinez, Mrs. Wheeler, Mr. Worden and myself met with Pastor Ken Miller to discuss how they can support our school. They are working with us to bring more supplies and books to our classrooms, and we are very grateful!
  • Our November staff training focused on the effective use of the data we receive from NWEA’s MAP Growth assessment.
  • We learned how to use it to make meaningful improvements in our grouping and instruction.
  • Our new instructional media program, Moby Max, is gaining in popularity around campus and it is helping teachers differentiate instruction to meet the diverse needs of all students.
  • Our crew welcomes Mrs. Laura Bleak as a new fifth grade paraprofessional. She comes to us with a great passion for improving the lives of children and we are delighted to have her.
  • The American Legion donated new flags for our campus, and John Maddox spoke to our students about the symbolism and importance of the flags.
  • This was a great way to lead into our Veterans Day education.
From Margee Cowan, College & Career Readiness:
  • The field trip to the Junior Achievement Center in Tempe was once again a success for the 7th graders in Biztown.
  • This is truly life-changing as students learn how to maneuver through life in the simulation given to them.
From Allie Wheeler, Athletics, Art and the 21st Century Learning Program
  • Our volleyball team finished the season first in the league and took second at the league tournament.
  • This allowed them to go to small school state volleyball tournament, where they placed 4th against the best small schools in northern Arizona.
  • This is the first time for Beaver Creek since 2004. Shelly Warfield was awarded first-team all-tournament and Makela Martinez was awarded second-team all-tournament at the small state tournament.
  • The 21st Century Tutoring has begun, we are serving about 40 students during this time.
  • Our focus is on math and reading instructional interventions.
  • Art: 6 and 7 grade finished their interpretation of Van Gough’s sunflowers. They turned out beautiful.
 
From Superintendent Karin Ward:
  • As we count our blessings this Thanksgiving, for me this school district and every department is blessing.
  • Patricia Garitson the service manager has a great staff focused on feeding students well-balanced meals.
  • Diana Iverson, and her crew balances a spotless campus (the Yavapai Health department raves about it at the annual inspection each year), and transporting students safely on the buses to and from school and on trips.
  • Katrina Sacco and her school team work to make sure each student has a quality education that meets his or her own needs.
  • The staff uses data to drive teaching and learning decisions.
  • The office staff under the direction of Sharon Brooks continues to take care of everything from band aids to payroll.
  • We are appreciative of the community for the continued support to our school and children.
  • We hope people remember Beaver Creek School during tax credit season.
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
December 2017 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
 
 
Organization
Registration
Cost
Dates
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
 
567-4631
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Free
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 12/9
 
7:45 to 9 AM
 
Free Food & Clothing
 
Every Wednesday
Just come to the 7th Day Adventist Church in Camp Verde at 1406 N Boothill Dr & get in line.
Free
 
Bring bags
Wednesdays,
12/6, 12/13, 12/20 & 12/27
 
9:30 AM to Noon
Hot Meals & Food Boxes
 
Every Tuesday
 
Just come to the Camp Verde Community Center at 435 S Main St in Camp Verde (Bread of Life Mission)
Free
 Tuesdays,
12/5, 12/12, 12/19 & 12/26
 
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
 
CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 2018
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
 
 
Free
 
Bring bags
 
 
 
Tuesdays,
 
CLOSED
 
3:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Beaver Creek Adult Center
  Bread & Veggies
Mon – Fri until gone
Open 9 AM to Noon Mon thru Fri
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma village square
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Free
Bring a bag
Delivered late Weds, but food remains until gone
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December Happenings 12/1/2017

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Dear Neighbors

Starting on Saturday (tomorrow) highs are dropping to the upper 60’s and then the 50’s with a possibility of a few sprinkles in the days to come.  Meanwhile, there are still leaves left to fall from our trees despite what seems like a downpour of them.  Jim Guerrieri, the Rollins Park maintainer, raked up 25 bags of leaves in the Lake Montezuma Village Square on Thursday.  Fall is so beautiful!!  And messy!!
Christmas House is open this year in the area vacated by Beaver Creek Liquors thanks to the generosity of Beaver Creek Gasmart.  On Saturday our local students are having a bake sale there to help raise more funds for the project.  So far Kiwanis has adopted 22 families with 56 kids.  Donations of Christmas items to be sold to raise funds are still being accepted at Kiwanis Clothes Closet and at the Christmas House itself.
This Saturday volunteers are meeting at 9 AM at the Forestglen Trail Head to continue work on the Wickiup Mesa Trails.  In the afternoon starting at 2:30 PM, a local author’s fair is being held at the Beaver Creek Library.  Don’t miss the chance to meet our talented neighbors, enjoy refreshments and see the artwork display in the library.  On Sunday evening is the anticipated Hanging of the Greens at Beaver Creek Baptist Church.
The following Saturday brings us the monthly food bank at Beaver Creek School and Santa photos taken at Candy’s Creekside Cottage in McGuireville.  In the evening everyone is invited to the Holiday Pot Luck at the Beaver Creek Adult Center where the Angel Tree is up and the decorating continues.  The Center is also giving 5 food boxes to needy families.  On Sunday, Grace Community Lutheran Church is hosting a Cantata.
Later in the month, Dump the Drugs is scheduled at the Beaver Creek Adult Center and the Mobile On-Site Mammography van will be at Beaver Creek School.  Continuing each Saturday in Camp Verde is the Winter Farmer’s Market.
Thinking about going for a walk,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
December Special Events 
Open thru 12/16–The Kiwanis Christmas House next to the Beaver Creek Gasmart is open Thurs, Fri & Sat from 10 AM to 5 PM thru December 16. Applications for recipients for families to receive food boxes and toys are available from Kiwanis members and at Kiwanis Clothes Closet.  Please call Wyona at 274-2032 for more information.  Christmas decorations donations may be made at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet during their open hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat from 10 to 3:00 PM or at the Christmas House.  (See Flyer Below)
Saturday, 12/2–Our local Key Club and 4-H Club students will be holding at Bake Sale at the Christmas House.
 
Saturday, 12/2–A Local Author Fair will be held from 2:30 to 4 PM at the Beaver Creek Public Library sponsored by Friends of the Beaver Creek Library (FBCL).  Come meet Wyona Jaffe, Lora Trout, and Lizanne Brown; hear about their efforts, enjoy refreshments and enter prize drawing.  (See Flyer Below)
 
Sunday, 12/3–The Hanging of the Greens starts at 6:30 PM at Beaver Creek Baptist Church.  Many of us look forward to this beautiful annual event.
Wednesdays, thru 12/20–The Advent Soup, Supper & Service   starts at 6 PM in the Grace Community Lutheran Church.  Please call 928-567-4608 for more information.  Everyone is invited to join in.
Saturday, 12/9-The Beaver Creek Adult Center Pot Luck begins at 5 PM.   Please bring your plate (if you forget, we have paper plates) and utensils, a dish to share, and a friend.  Everyone is welcome to attend. 50/50 raffle, too.
Sunday, 12/10–A Cantata Service with the Trinity Praise Team will be held at Grace Lutheran Community Church at 10:30 AM.
Saturday, 12/16–Dump the Drugs   is back at the Beaver Creek Adult Center from 10 AM to Noon.  This event gives an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medication (including ones for pets).  Please drop medications off at the Beaver Creek Adult Center (across from Cricket’s), 4250 E. Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma.  The event is sponsored by the BC Community Action Team, YC Sheriff’s Office and MATFORCE.
Jeannette Estes is our local contact at 928-567-5421 for more information.
Monday, 12/18–MOM (Mobile On-site Mammography) is at Beaver Creek School from 7 to 11 AM.  Please call 480-967-3767 or 800-285-0272 to schedule and appointment.  (See Flyer Below)
 
Wednesday, 12/20–The Winter Concert at Beaver Creek School starts at 7 PM.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 12/1 thru 12/9
Saturdays, 12/2–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturdays, 12/2 & 12/9-The Historic Beaver Creek Rock School Building is open to the public from 10 AM to 1 PM.  Docents from the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions.
Saturday, 12/2–The Rimrock Writers  meet at 10 AM in the BC Public Library conference room.  All types of writing are encouraged.  Please check RimrockWriters@yahoo.com   for the details.
 
Tuesday, 12/5–The BC Adult Center Board  meets at 10 AM in the Center Library.  Working on the Angel Tree and upcoming pot luck    Please call the Center at 928-567-4556 for details
Tuesdays, All-The Creative Movement Classes meet in the BC Adult Center from 9 to 9:45 AM.  The Chair Yoga classes meet from 5:30 to 6:15 PM.  Please call Pamela Zahnzinger at 928-592-9114 for further information.
 
Wednesday, 12/6­­-The Wapiti Drumming Circle meets at 5:30 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way in the Lake Montezuma Village Square directly across from Cricket’s Restaurant.  ­­The circle will include an initial sage smudge, blessing of drums with tobacco, and an opening, centering prayer. Following the beating of the seven directions there will be a brief gratitude meditation.  The evening’s drumming will conclude by drumming west, north, east, south, sky and earth. (See flyer below)
Saturday, 12/9–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631.
Saturday, 12/9-The 2nd Saturday Flea Market is at the Honey Hole, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd, from 9 AM to 3 PM.  All are welcome (art, crafts, veggies, antiques, etc) with covered spaces available or your own popup shade.  Call 928-592-9383 to reserve or just show up Saturday at 8:30 AM.  10% of sales goes to the host.
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Santa Photos with Pets 11/25/2017, 12/8/2017

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Santa will be in McGuireville this afternoon and next Saturday, also, at Candy’s Creekside Cottage which will be doing holiday photos of individuals and families with or without pets for just $10.  Such a wonderful opportunity to get a good photo for Christmas remembrances.
And while you’re out and about, please keep an eye open for Chica who was last seen in Rimrock west of Montezuma Chapel.  Chica is a 4-lb Chihuahua who is a beloved family pet.  If you have any information about her, the contact number is below.
Wishing all a wonderful rest of the holiday weekend,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
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Beaver Creek eNews 11/18/2017

Dear Neighbors
 
We’re looking at another beautiful week in Beaver Creek.  The sunny highs are expected to be in the upper 60’s and lower 70’s and cold enough for a little heat at night.  Skinks and tortoises are hibernating and the scorpions are coming inside.  (A black light hunt for those mean insects is a particularly good idea this time of year.)
This is a wonderful weekend to be active.  Free food including lots of cantaloupes is available in the early AM today at Beaver Creek School.  The Saturday hike will be led by Stan Mish, the president of the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition.  If you have any questions about the construction of the Wickiup Mesa Trails, don’t miss this particular hike.
Since November is Native American Heritage month, several special programs are scheduled at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot.  Please take a look at the National Park Service flyer below.  The bird walk at Montezuma Well is also today.  Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will close at 3 PM on November 23, Thanksgiving Day.  This includes all three units-Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well in Rimrock, and Tuzigoot in Clarkdale.  All units will resume normal operating hours on November 24, 8 AM to 5 PM.
Later this month, everyone is invited to a free Thanksgiving Dinner from 2 to 4 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church.  Another trail hike is scheduled and the Kiwanis Christmas House opens at the Beaver Creek Gasmart on the 30th.
Looking ahead in December, there will be a Local Author Fair at the Beaver Creek Public Library and mobile on-site mammography at Beaver Creek School.  A special pot luck and Dump the Drugs are scheduled in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
Wishing all a happy start to the Thanksgiving Holiday,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Mid November thru Mid December Special Events 
November, All– Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot are Commemorating Native American Heritage Month with Indigenous Arts, Crafts, and Cultural Events.  (See poster below)
 
Saturday, 11/18-Wickiup Mesa Hike w/ guest speaker, Stan Mish.  At 9:00 AM meet at Forestglen Trail Head. This hike will introduce the Cedar Knoll, Sunset and Well Vista trails. It is about 3.5 miles. Easy to moderate. Beaver Creek Trails Coalition President Stan Mish will lead the hike and speak about the construction of the trail.  Please note that all hikes begin at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of E Redrock Dr and Forestglen Rd. Plenty of parking is available. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring lots of water. You may also want to have a hat, hiking stick and a snack. We usually stop for a break about half way through the hike. We look forward to sharing with you the Wickiup Mesa Trails System.  For More Information: Contact Susan Sim, Beaver Creek Trails Coalition, at Susansim4@yahoo.com
or phone: home 928-325-0010 or cell 928-300-7098.
Thursday, 11/23–Come enjoy at free turkey dinner with all the trimmings on Thanksgiving Day from 2 to 4 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church located (behind the MR Fire Station) at 5100 N Stevenson Dr.
Thursday, 11/30 & more– Kiwanis Christmas House opens next to the Beaver Creek Gasmart on the 30th and will be open Thurs, Fri & Sat from 10 AM to 5 PM thru December 16. Applications for recipients for families to receive food boxes and toys are available from Kiwanis members and at Kiwanis Clothes Closet.  Please call Wyona at 274-2032 for more information.  Christmas decorations donations may be made at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet during their open hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat from 10 to 3:00 PM.
Wednesday, 11/29–Wickiup Mesa Trails Hike.   Meet at the Forestglen Trail Head. The Golden Gulch Trail is the star of this hike. About 3 miles. Easy to moderate.  Further information is listed under the hikes above.
Saturday, 12/2–A Local Author Fair will be held from 2:30 to 4 PM at the Beaver Creek Public Library sponsored by Friends of the Beaver Creek Library (FBCL).  Come meet Wyona Jaffe, Lora Trout, and Lizanne Brown, hear about their efforts, enjoy refreshments and enter prize drawing.  (See Flyer Below)
 
Sunday, 12/3–The Hanging of the Greens starts at 6:30 PM at Beaver Creek Baptist Church.  Many of us look forward to this beautiful annual event.
Saturday, 12/9–The Beaver Creek Adult Center Pot Luck begins at 5 PM.   Please bring your plate and utensils, a dish to share, and a friend.  Everyone is welcome to attend.
Saturday, 12/16–Dump the Drugs   is back at the Beaver Creek Adult Center from 10 AM to Noon.  This event gives an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medication (including ones for pets).  Please drop medications off at the Beaver Creek Adult Center (across from Cricket’s), 4250 E. Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma.  The event is sponsored by the BC Community Action Team, YC Sheriff’s Office and MATFORCE.
Jeannette Estes is our local contact at 928-567-5421 for more information.
Monday, 12/18–MOM (Mobile On-site Mammography) is at Beaver Creek School from 7 to 11 AM.  Please call 480-967-3767 or 800-285-0272 to schedule and appointment.  (See Flyer Below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 11/18 thru 11/30
Saturday, 11/18–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday (the 3rd Saturday this month in recognition of Veteran’s Day last Saturday) of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631.  (See chart below)
Saturday, 11/18–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April 2018.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturdays, All-The Historic Beaver Creek Rock School Building is open to the public from 10 AM to 1 PM.  Docents from the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions.  Please call Betty Hart for more information at 928-567-2946.
Saturday, 11/18–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 11/18–The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League meets at 10 AM at Grace Lutheran Community Church. The function of this church auxiliary is to help members of the community. Please call 928-567-4608 for further information.
Saturday, 11/18– The Phantasm Book Club  meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Library. We will be discussing “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” by Philip K. Dick.  Books and audio CDs are waiting at the library.  Contact Starchild the Ringleader,  PhantasmBookClub@yahoo.com for more information.  (See flyer below)
 
Tuesday, 11/21–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board  will meet at 8:30 AM in the BC Adult Center. If you’d like an update on the Wickiup Mesa Trails and other, please attend. Contact  Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org  for further information.
Tuesday, 11/28–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 6 PM in place TBD for dinner.  We are planning the annual Christmas House and would welcome help.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information and to RSVP.   www.bckiwanis.org   
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
November 2017 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
 
 
Organization
Registration
Cost
Dates
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
This month only it’s the 3rdSaturday!
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
 
567-4631
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Free
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 11/18
 
7:45 to 9 AM
 
Free Food & Clothing
 
Every Wednesday
Just come to the 7th Day Adventist Church in Camp Verde at 1406 N Boothill Dr & get in line.
Free
 
Bring bags
Wednesdays,
11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22 & 11/29
 
9:30 AM to Noon
Hot Meals & Food Boxes
 
Every Tuesday
 
Just come to the Camp Verde Community Center at 435 S Main St in Camp Verde (Bread of Life Mission)
Free
 Tuesdays,
11/7, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28
 
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
 
CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 2018
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
 
 
Free
 
Bring bags
 
 
 
Tuesdays,
 
CLOSED
 
3:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Beaver Creek Adult Center
  Bread & Veggies
Mon – Fri until gone
Open 9 AM to Noon Mon thru Fri
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma village square
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Free
Bring a bag
Delivered late Weds, but food remains until gone
Join Our Mailing List!

This Week in Beaver Creek 11/7/2017

Dear Neighbors
 
Tonight is the touching annual Veteran’s Concert performed by Beaver Creek School students and there is a special ceremony on Saturday honoring veterans at Montezuma Castle.  During November to commemorate Native American Heritage Month, there are special programs every weekend at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot.  This Saturday and Sunday are fee free days at the National Parks.
Saturday is the annual Beaver Creek Trails Day in Sycamore Park.  This year is extra special because the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition has produced a trails brochure (free) for the first time.  The Dutch oven enchiladas and peach cobbler are back.  There are free trails map bandanas and beaver stickers and tattoos for the kids of all ages.  Sign up sheets will be on hand for volunteer work days and to register for hikes.  And the weather is even supposed to be good!!  (photo from Kenn Trout)
The Beaver Creek Food Bank will NOT distribute food this Saturday, instead that will be done on Saturday, November 18.  On Sunday (11/12) the Friends of Beaver Creek Library will meet in the BC School Board Room.  Two special Wickiup Mesa trails hikes are scheduled for the following week that have experts giving talks during the hikes.
Terri Tripp-Warren’s newest baby deer
Grace Lutheran Community Church will again provide a free turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day.  Nikki’s Grill will do the same thing for a small donation.  The day after Thanksgiving, Kiwanis Christmas House opens at the Beaver Creek Gasmart (Thank you to them!!) in order to raise funds for families in need at Christmas. Christmas-themed items may be donated and dropped off at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet next to Small Engine Repair.
The Montezuma Rimrock Fire District is accepting resumes  and letters of interest to fill a vacancy on its governing board.Fire District board members are generally elected to a four-year term. The person chosen to fill the vacancy will serve for the remainder of the vacant term ending November 30, 2018. Applicants shall reside within the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District and be a registered voter of the District .  Packets are available at: Copper Canyon Fire & Medical 26B Salt Mine Road Camp Verde, AZ  86322. Please return completed packets to the admin office by Monday, November 13, 2017 by 12:00 pm.
See you in Sycamore Park,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming November Special Events 
 
Tuesday, 11/7–The Veteran’s Day Concert starts at 7 PM at Beaver Creek School.
Saturday/Sunday, 11/11 & 11/12-Fee FREE Days for all National Parks.
 
November, All– Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot to Commemorate Native American Heritage Month with Indigenous Arts, Crafts, and Cultural Events.  (See poster below)
 
Saturday, 11/11-National Park Service Tribute to Veterans starts at 10 AM at Montezuma Castle.
 
Saturday, 11/11– Celebrate Beaver Creek Trails Day  from 11 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, November 11 in Sycamore Park at 4710 E Beaver Vista Rd in Lake Montezuma (next to the bridge).   The Dutch Oven Cowboy Cooking will include red chile cheese enchiladas, beans and peach cobbler.  Plenty of Cowboy coffee and lemonade will be served, too.  Free Wickiup Mesa Trails map brochures and free map bandanas for each person that completes a Trails Coalition information survey.  T-shirts and caps available at low costs.  The food, brochures and bandanas are FREE.  Bring the kids for beaver stickers and tattoos.   County and Federal agency representatives will be present to answer questions, and Off Highway Vehicle information and forest maps will be available. BC Trails Day is sponsored by the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition (BCTC) which will have information about the newly constructed and signed Wickiup Trails System, regional group hikes, and how YOU can get involved.  Co-sponsored by the Beaver Creek Kiwanis and Beaver Creek Community Association.  If your organization would like to participate at the event, please contact Stan Mish, President, at 928-606-2925 for further information.
Sunday, 11/12-The Friends of Beaver Creek Library Annual Meeting is from 2-4:00 p.m. in the BC School Board Room. The theme is “Build a Better World” and four presenters will share their stories about how and why they have chosen to give back to their communities. Also, those hosting Little Lending Libraries will share some stories. Board elections will be held, door prizes given, refreshments served. If you RSVP to gailmello@yahoo.com  prior to November 8th, or call 567-4648, you will qualify for an extra drawing for a $25.00 Amazon gift card.  Members and guests are encouraged to attends.  Membership dues for 2018 can be mailed to FBCL, P.O. Box 724, Rimrock, AZ 86335 or paid at the Annual Mtg. Interested in being a Board member? Please call Judy @ 567-4648.
 
Wednesday, 11/15-Wickiup Mesa Hike w/ guest speaker.  9 AM.  Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate. 2 to 3 miles. This hike will include a talk by Jason Lavelle from the Arizona Botanical Garden in Clarkdale on native plant species.  Please note that all hikes begin at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of E Redrock Dr and Forestglen Rd. Plenty of parking is available. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring lots of water. You may also want to have a hat, hiking stick and a snack. We usually stop for a break about half way through the hike. We look forward to sharing with you the Wickiup Mesa Trails System.  For More Information: Contact Susan Sim, Beaver Creek Trails Coalition, at susansim4@yahoo.com  or phone: home 928-325-0010 or cell 928-300-7098.
Saturday, 11/18-Wickiup Mesa Hike w/ guest speaker.  At 9:00 am meet at Forest Glen Trail Head. This hike will introduce the Cedar Knoll, Sunset and Well Vista trails. It is about 3.5 miles. Easy to moderate. Beaver Creek Trails Coalition President Stan Mish will lead the hike and speak about the construction of the trail.  Further information is with the item above.
Thursday, 11/23-Come enjoy at free turkey dinner with all the trimmings on Thanksgiving Day from 2 to 4 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church located (behind the MR Fire Station) at 5100 N Stevenson Dr.
Friday, 11/23 & more– Kiwanis Christmas House opens right after Thanksgiving next to the Beaver Creek Gasmart and will be open Thurs, Fri & Sat from 10 AM to 5 PM until December 16. Applications for recipients for families to receive food boxes and toys are available from Kiwanis members.  Please call Wyona at 274-2032 for more information.  Christmas decorations donations may be made at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet during their open hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat from 10 to 3:00 PM.

Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 11/7 thru 11/18 

Tuesday, 11/7–The BC Adult Center Board  meets at 10 AM in the Center Library.  Please call the Center at 928-567-4556 for information about activities.
Wednesday, 11/8–The Blood Pressure Clinic  is available the second Wednesday of each month in the BC Adult Center from 9:30 AM to 11 AM.  Come get your blood pressure taken by Sue Brann, RN.
Friday, 11/10–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 9 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Decade-long Rimrock resident, Rob Estrada, will discuss the story of his Father, Captain “Mario” Estrada, “West Texas Cowboy to decorated Cavalry Officer”, how the son of a White Mountain Apache rose through the Army ranks as a “Maverick” and is interned at Arlington National Cemetery. The biography will include his Southwestern origin, tank training in Arizona, Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, liberation of Buchenwald, Jump School, OCS, Japan Occupation, Korea, Guatemala, Ranger School and the historical figures with whom he served.  Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.  www.beavercreekhistory.com
Saturday, 11/11-The 2nd Saturday Flea Market is at the Honey Hole, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd, from 9 AM to 3 PM.  All are welcome (art, crafts, veggies, antiques, etc) with covered spaces available or your own popup shade.  Call 928-592-9383 to reserve or just show up Saturday at 8:30 AM.  10% of sales goes to the host.
Monday, 11/13–The Rimrockers  will meet at 11:30 at the residence of Diana Bell for a potluck lunch with the main theme being Thanksgiving. Turkey, Potatoes, Gravy, and Cranberries will be furnished. Bring a salad or dessert and enjoy . All are welcome to come or join.  Please call Diana Bell at 928-567-9113 for the address and directions.
Monday, 11/13-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center.  BCCA helps to provide information, representation in Yavapai County, maintain Rollins Park, participate in and sponsor community projects. Topics for discussion and possible action are prescribed burn smoke, use of Theony Pueblo for weekly archaeology trip and potential boundary change.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.  www.beavercreekaz.com
Monday, 11/13–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room. Board members are:  Jackie Harshman, president; Jo Burke; Karen DuFresne; Betty Hart; and Perry Krowne.  The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us
Tuesday, 11/14–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Library.  We will be continuing plans for the Christmas House.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.
Tuesday, 11/14–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets at  Grace Community Lutheran Church from 11 AM to 1 PM   The program is a Chicos Fashion Show. Please join us to meet with neighbors and friends, and see the latest fashion from Chicos. Cost $13.  Contact Chair Marie Kraetz, president, at (928) 567-4832 for more information.
Tuesday, 11/14-The MRFD Auxiliary meets at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Auxiliary is putting together a cook book as a fund raiser. If you would like to contribute a recipe or two please email recipe to me at grambo_3@msn.com   and put Recipe as subject. Hope to get some good recipes from all you great local cooks!
Tuesdays, All-The Creative Movement Classes meet in the BC Adult Center from 9 to 9:45 AM.  The Chair Yoga classes meet from 5:30 to 6:15 PM.  Please call Pamela Zahnzinger at 928-592-9114 for further information.
 
Thursday, 11/16–The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Board  meets during a 9 AM to Noon session for the MRFD, CVFD, and CCF&M Fire Boards at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station this month.  Call Robyn Cook at 928-567-9401 for further information.  Don’t forget that you can find past minutes and the current agenda on the web site at  http://cc-fma.org/
Saturday, 11/18–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631.  (See chart below)
Saturday, 11/18–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April 2018.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturdays, All-The Historic Beaver Creek Rock School Building is open to the public from 10 AM to 1 PM.  Docents from the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions.
Saturday, 11/18–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 11/18–The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League meets at 10 AM at Grace Lutheran Community Church. The function of this church auxiliary is to help members of the community. Please call 928-567-4608 for further information.
Saturday, 11/18– The Phantasm Book Club meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Library. Books and audio CDs are waiting at the Rimrock library.  Contact Starchild the Ringleader, PhantasmBookClub@yahoo.com for more information.  (See flyer below)
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
November 2017 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
 
 
Organization
Registration
Cost
Dates
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
This month only it’s the 3rdSaturday!
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
 
567-4631
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Free
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 11/18
 
7:45 to 9 AM
 
Free Food & Clothing
 
Every Wednesday
Just come to the 7th Day Adventist Church in Camp Verde at 1406 N Boothill Dr & get in line.
Free
 
Bring bags
Wednesdays,
11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22 & 11/29
 
9:30 AM to Noon
Hot Meals & Food Boxes
 
Every Tuesday
 
Just come to the Camp Verde Community Center at 435 S Main St in Camp Verde (Bread of Life Mission)
Free
 Tuesdays,
11/7, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28
 
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
 
CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 2018
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
 
 
Free
 
Bring bags
 
 
 
Tuesdays,
 
CLOSED
 
3:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Beaver Creek Adult Center
  Bread & Veggies
Mon – Fri until gone
Open 9 AM to Noon Mon thru Fri
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma village square
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Free
Bring a bag
Delivered late Weds, but food remains until gone
Join Our Mailing List!

 

More Prescribed Burns this Week 10/24/2017

2017-10-20: More unique prescribed burns planned for week of October 23
Incident: Fall 2017 Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire
Released: 4 days ago

Flagstaff, Arizona -

  Several prescribed burns are planned next week near Munds Park on the Flagstaff Ranger District and seven miles southeast of Mormon Lake on the Mogollon Rim Ranger District most of these prescribed burns will be used to introduce fire in the habitat of the Mexican spotted owl.
The 1,200-acre Sawmill project is scheduled to begin Tuesday evening at approximately 5 p.m. and is located on the Mogollon Rim Ranger District about six miles southeast of Mormon Lake on the east side of Lake Mary Road.
The Munds Park and Coyote Park projects are planned to begin Tuesday evening on the Flagstaff Ranger District on the east side of Interstate 17 immediately south of the community of Munds Park and also one mile north of Munds Park and will eventually cover more than 1,900 acres in total over the three nights.
The Sawmill and Coyote Park prescribed burn projects will treat areas that are listed as Mexican Spotted Owl Protected Activities Centers (PACs). Each burn will be longer in duration and is expected to produce more dense smoke than what is normally produced since the PACs have not seen wildfire in many years and have accumulated large fuel loads in the area.

Upcoming Prescribed Burns 10/16/2017-11/20/2017

Fuel Treatments. . . 
Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District have several fuel treatments planned October 16th through November 20th; depending on current and expected weather conditions.  Tactics to keep smoke impacts as minimal as possible include canceling approved burns when conditions aren’t favorable, timing daytime ignitions to allow the majority of smoke to disperse prior to settling overnight, and burning larger sections at a time when conditions are favorable to reduce the overall number of days smoke is in the area.   Area Map (5.3 MB PDF)
·        Burnt prescribed burn is a 484 acre maintenance burn located on Mingus Mountain just north of Mingus Springs Ranch (T15N, R2E, S22).  Vegetation is predominately pine over story with pine needle, grass and harvested logging slash in isolated pockets.
·         Brushy prescribed burn is a 5375 acre initial entry burn located east of I-17 at Bald Hill (T12N, R4E, S4) in the grass lands.
·         Crater prescribed burn is a 3046 acre maintenance burn located east of Powell Springs Campground and south of Cherry (T14N, R3E, S29).  Vegetation is predominately grass and chaparral.
In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed fire burn units as firefighters and fire-related traffic will be in the area.  Drivers should be prepared for short delays adjacent to the burns on FS roads; however no delays are expected on major highways.
Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems. These burns will mimic natural fires by reducing hazardous fuels accumulations, and reintroduce fire into a fire dependent system; recycling nutrients and increasing habitat diversity.  Prescribed fires are managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority.
All prescribed fire activity is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, weather forecasts, fuels moisture levels and conditions that minimize smoke impacts as best as possible and approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality ( www.azdeq.gov).

 

October Special Events

Dear Neighbors

Thanks to the more abundant rainfall this year, there was a bumper crop of small rodents, insects and birds.  Our roadrunner friend was so happy about the food in his territory, he defended it against his own reflection in a window.
This week the Rimrockers, BC Community Association, BC Kiwanis, LM Women’s Civic Club, and BC Preservation & Historical Society all have meetings which everyone is invited to attend. LMWCC has a very tasty looking menu planned for Tuesday. A lovely poster for the meal is in the regularly scheduled section.
Don’t forget that on Wednesday is a terrific opportunity to get a free flu shot at the Fire Station in the morning or at the Adult Center in the afternoon.  Also on Wednesday is the first of several guided hikes on Wickiup Mesa.
The monthly food bank distribution is scheduled for this Saturday. Since the Cornville food bank has closed, this may be a good option to check out if you haven’t already visited.  The Rimrock Farmer’s Market will not return until spring, but the Saturday Flea Market is continuing at the Honey Hole.  The historic rock school on the BC School campus is open every Saturday.
In the following week, the BC Trails Coalition, the fire district governing boards and Friends of BC Library meet.
Most of the clubs and organizations are planning public events in the near future. In addition it’s the perfect hiking and walking season. Our surrounding communities, towns and cities are also preparing events for this wonderful fall season.
Deciding which activity to try next,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming October Special Events 
 
Wednesday, 10/11–Free Flu Shots are available at the MONTEZUMA RIMROCK FIRE STATION from 9 AM to 11 AM, 3420 E Beaver Creek Rd.  (Located across the street from Dollar General.)  Please take advantage of this offering from the Yavapai County Health Department.
Wednesday, 10/11–Free Flu Shots are available at the BEAVER CREEK ADULT CENTER from 1 PM to 3 PM, 4250 E Zuni Way at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma.  (Located across the park from Cricket’s.)  Please take advantage of this offering from the Yavapai County Health Department.  (See flyer below)
 
Wednesday, 10/11-Wickiup Mesa Hike.  9 AM.  Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate. Cedar Knoll to Mallard Access to Bull Pasture and return to Forestglen Trailhead. Please note that all hikes begin at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of E Redrock Dr and Forestglen Rd. Plenty of parking is available. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring lots of water. You may also want to have a hat, hiking stick and a snack. We usually stop for a break about half way through the hike. We look forward to sharing with you the Wickiup Mesa Trails System.  For More Information: Contact Susan Sim, Beaver Creek Trails Coalition, at susansim4@yahoo.comor phone: home 928-325-0010 or cell 928-300-7098.
Friday & Saturday, 10/13 & 10/14–The Feast of the Tabernacles is celebrated at Beaver Creek Baptist Church.  Please call 928-567-4557 for more information.
Saturday, 10/28–The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Auxiliary is sponsoring an event at the fire station to thank the public for their support.  FREE hot dogs.  Time is TBA.
Saturday, 10/28–Arizona’s Rough Riders will commemorate the birthday and accomplishments of President Theodore Roosevelt at Montezuma Castle.  Regular admission fees apply.   (See press release below)
Halloween Spooktacular 1
Tuesday, 10/31–Halloween Spooktacular .  The Beaver Creek Community Association, Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Businesses, Organizations, & Neighbors are sponsoring our community event in Lake Montezuma  from 5 to7 PM in Rollins Park at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma. Trunk ‘n Treat, music, games, free hotdogs, popcorn and witch’s brew are featured. ALL FREE. Please escort your children to the Spooktacular.  Bring flashlights since most parking is not lighted. (Volunteers to bring their vehicles for trunk ‘n treat are needed! Candy and other treats available.  Please call or text 301-2749 to volunteer. (See flyer below)

Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 10/9 thru 10/19 

Monday, 10/9–The Rimrockers  will meet at 11:00 AM at the residence of Diana Bell for  a potluck lunch. We go out to lunch on the last Thursday of each month. October’s will be on the 26th. The time and place will be decided at the Oct.9th meeting.   All are welcome to come or join.  Please call Diana Bell at 928-567-9113 for the address and directions.
Monday, 10/9-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the Library of the BC Adult Center.  Formerly known as LMPOA, BCCA helps to provide information, representation in Yavapai County, maintain Rollins Park, participate in and sponsor community projects. We will be continuing plans for the Halloween Spooktacular.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.  www.beavercreekaz.com
 
Tuesday, 10/10–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Library.  We will be continuing plans for the Christmas House and Halloween Spooktacular.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.
Tuesday, 10/10–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets at  Grace Community Lutheran Church from 11 AM to 1 PM.   Our guest speaker is Peter Jensen who will present Doterra Essential Oils and its benefits for improving health followed by a luncheon ($13) and the business meeting.  Come with a friend and enjoy our fellowship.  Contact  Chair Marie Kraetz, president, at (928) 567-4832 for more information.
Wednesday, 10/11-The Blood Pressure Clinic  is available the second Wednesday of each month in the BC Adult Center from 9:30 AM to 11 AM.  Come get your blood pressure taken by Sue Brann, RN.
 
Friday, 10/13–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 9 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Guest speaker: TBA.  Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.  www.beavercreekhistory.com
Saturday, 10/14–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631.
Saturday, 10/14-The 2nd Saturday Flea Market is at the Honey Hole, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd, from 9 AM to 3 PM.  All are welcome (art, crafts, veggies, antiques, etc) with covered spaces available or your own popup shade.  Call 928-592-9383 to reserve or just show up Saturday at 8:30 AM.  10% of sales goes to the host.
Saturday, 10/21–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturdays, All-The Historic Beaver Creek Rock School Building is open to the public from 10 AM to 1 PM.  Docents from the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions.
Thursday, 10/19–The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Board  meets during the 9 AM to Noon session for the MRFD, CVFD, and CCF&M Fire Boards at the Camp Verde Fire Station.  Call Robyn Cook at 928-567-9401 for further information.  Don’t forget that you can find past minutes and the current agenda on the web site at  http://cc-fma.org/
Thursday, 10/19–The Friends of Beaver Creek Library Board  will meet at  2:30 PM at the Beaver Creek School Public Library. The main topic will be planning for the November 12 annual meeting.  All members and interested parties are invited to attend. Contact Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
October 2017 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
 
 
Organization
Registration
Cost
Dates
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
 
567-4631
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Free
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 10/14
 
7:45 to 9 AM
 
Free Food & Clothing
 
Every Wednesday
Just come to the 7th Day Adventist Church in Camp Verde at 1406 N Boothill Dr & get in line.
Free
 
Bring bags
Wednesdays,
10/4, 10/11, 10/18 & 10/25
 
9:30 AM to Noon
Hot Meals & Food Boxes
 
Every Tuesday
 
Just come to the Camp Verde Community Center at 435 S Main St in Camp Verde (Bread of Life Mission)
Free
 Tuesdays,
10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, & 10/31
 
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
 
CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 2017
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
 
 
Free
 
Bring bags
 
 
 
Tuesdays,
 
 
3:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Beaver Creek Adult Center
  Bread & Veggies
Mon – Fri until gone
Open 9 AM to Noon Mon thru Fri
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma village square
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Free
Bring a bag
Delivered late Weds, but food remains until gone
National Park Service   News Release
ARIZONA’S “ROUGH RIDERS” TO COMMEMORATE THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
 
On Saturday, October 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Montezuma Castle; Troop 1A of Arizona Rough Riders Historical Association will commemorate the birthday and accomplishments of President Theodore Roosevelt and the contributions of northern Arizona’s all-volunteer “RoughRiders” of the Spanish-American War of 1898.
Visitors will have an opportunity to discuss the era with members of Troop 1A, and review period military gear, dress, and accessories of the late 1800s. Ladies of Troop 1A will focus on the social customs and conventions of the era.
Birthday cake will be served at noon. At 12:30 p.m., members of Troop 1A will outline Colonel Roosevelt’s military career including his recruiting, training, and leading of the First Volunteer Cavalry of the Spanish-American War.  The life of Prescott’s William Owen (Buckey) O’Neill, the first citizen to volunteer and also the Captain of Troop A will also be addressed. The commemorative group will give informal presentations on the war, the era, social norms, and contributions of northern Arizona’s Troop A; the first volunteers in the country to fill recruitment quotas in 1898.
Regular admission fees apply, but there is no additional charge for the special program. All Federal recreation passes are accepted; children age 15 and under are free