Calendar Crew eNews 9/9/2019

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Dear Neighbors
Looks like our little September monsoon season may bring us some more rain chances tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday AM. Of course, there will be some gusty winds and we’ll hope to make it through without more power outages. The temperatures will mostly be below 100 for the next week. Yahoo!!!
Meetings and clubs that took a summer vacation have restarted and the yearly ones continue. Today are the BC Community Association and Beaver Creek School monthly meetings. Both have agendas posted on their web sites. Tomorrow the BC Kiwanis and MR Fire Auxiliary meet and on Wednesday we have the blood pressure clinic, Rimrock Farmers Market and Al-Anon Family Group. On Saturday is the public food bank at Beaver Creek School and next Monday the BC Trails Coalition meets.
Special events this month include a Pancake Breakfast at the BC Adult Center, a Food Handlers Workshop at Post 93 in Camp Verde, Kids at Hope training at BC School for adults interested in volunteering once a week, and Kiwanis annual Spaghetti Dinner.
Saturday the 28 th will be a busy day. Free Smart Devices help is available at the BC Adult Center, Oktoberfest is in Rollins Park across the street from the Center, and its Fee Free day in all the National Parks.
This year LMWCC, Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club, resumes on a new day, time, location and cost. Please note the details below. The BC Preservation & Historical Society has another fine presentation scheduled which includes seeds to take away for planting. And we forgot to get the information for the ESL class at Beaver Creek Baptist Church in the calendar, but it will be included next time and meets every Thursday at 6:30 PM.
Looking forward to more pancakes,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Update from Sam
 
The Rimrock Rag doll Crafters had a great second meeting with 2 new members joining us…we are up to 7 now.  Everyone shared, compared and divided up the projects.  We are now cutting fabric for dolls, dresses, shirts and britches.  Completed so far are 6 doll quilts. We even have an artist in our midst that will be painting the faces on the dolls….never fear….non-toxic paint.  We want to thank the folks who have donated….we have a good start on poly fill, but…we will need more.  We also need baskets…..wicker type….old Easter baskets would work great too.  All donations, including cash gifts, should be dropped off at the Kiwanis Clothing Closet.  And we want anyone, who would like to donate time and talent to join us.  If you can sew, flyers are up at the Clothing Closet and the Lake Montezuma post office, (green paper) so you can make plans.  Our time is a gift to the children of this community.  All donations and dolls will be given to the Christmas House.  Sam Fisk
 
Rimrock Rag Doll Crafters
from Sam Fisk w/photos
The Christmas House Project is off and running as of an hour ago.  We have five (maybe six) ladies who will be making Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls as well as Amish Dolls for the Christmas House this year to be sold or donated at the shop.  We are just donating them.  Whatever happens after that is fine, whether the dolls are sold to raise funds for the project or given to families.
We need donations of stuffing….polyfluff, cotton or wool, leftover bags or new.  We are excited to be helping the Beaver Creek Kiwanis raise Christmas funds for families and to contribute to our community.  Flyers are up at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet and at the Lake Montezuma Post Office.  So far we have received only one bag.  We desperately need more……lots more!  Thank you in advance to all who help us
Special Events for September
Saturday, 9/14–The Pancake Breakfast is from 8 to 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Join your neighbors at the Center for pancakes, eggs, bacon, fruit, coffee & juice – all for a suggested donation of $6. Yummy!! Phone:  928-567-4556 . (See flyer below)
 
Wednesday, 9/18–A Yavapai County Food Handlers Workshop is from 10 AM to 11:30 AM at American Legion Post 93 in Camp Verde. There is no charge for volunteers. Come by and stay for lunch. Post 93 is located at 286 S 3rd St in CV, phone # 928-567-6154.
Friday, 9/20–Kids at Hope Training is at BC School from 8 AM to 10 AM. Beaver Creek School is looking for adults in the community who would like to become an Interest-driven, School-based Treasure Hunter / Mentor to our students. If you are willing to commit to Kids at Hope and Mentor Training (about 4 hours) and have about 30 minutes per week for the school year to commit to a student in Beaver Creek School, we would love to chat with you! Please call 928-567-4631.
Thursday, 9/26– The Beaver Creek Kiwanis Donation Spaghetti Dinner  will be served from 5 to 7 PM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station, 3240 E Beaver Creek Rd in Rimrock. Please come enjoy spending time with your neighbors and meeting some new folks, too.  The proceeds will benefit community projects in the MR Fire District. Event staff includes: Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station Personnel, Beaver Creek School K-Kids and Builders Clubs, and Sedona Sky students.
Saturday, 9/28–FEE FREE Day at all National Parks.
Rollins Park Sign
Saturday, 9/28–Free Smart Devices Help is available from 9 AM to Noon in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Bring your tablet, smartphone and/or laptop and get the help you need. The instructor is Wendy Cook-Roberts. She has been doing a monthly class at the Camp Verde Library for about a year and has offered to also do one at BCAC. Wendy is proficient with iPhones, Android devices, Chromebooks and most Windows computers. She says, “What I don’t know I can find out and I am not afraid to say, ‘let’s look that up'”.
Saturday, 9/28–The Oktoberfest is being held from 10 AM to 2 PM at Rollins Park in Lake Montezuma. The Grace Lutheran Community Church is providing free Brats, hot dogs, drinks and more. The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition is offering free snow cones and wristbands. Sedona Sky girls are doing face painting and games. There is a no fee for entry car show, live music, hayrides, and trails information. Everything is free. Please contact Marla Sutcliffe for further information. (See flyers below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities in September
 
Monday, 9/9–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. The agenda is on the website. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. www.BeaverCreekAZ.us
 
Monday, 9/9–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The board also will meet this month on 9/30. The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us
 
Tuesday, 9/10–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
 
Tuesday, 9/10-The MR Fire Auxiliary will meet at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. Please contact Laurie Stafford at 928-567-4820 for more information.
Wednesday, 9/11–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.
Wednesdays, thru 9/25- The Rimrock Farmers Market  offers fresh produce, baked & canned goods, plants, artwork & crafts, eggs, and more from 4 to 7 PM every Wednesday evening at the Verde Valley Honey store, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and enjoy a beautiful sunset. Please contact Candace Hammond at candyscreeksidecottage@yahoo.com for more information or to participate.
Wednesdays, All–The Al-Anon Family Group meets every Wednesday from 6 PM to 7 PM at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church (entrance is the same as to the Rimrock Post Office). Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? This is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problem.
 
Saturday, 9/14–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
 
Monday, 9/16–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board  will meet at 1 PM in the BC Adult Center. The meeting dates have been changed to the third Monday each month at 1 PM . Contact Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org  for further information.
Friday, 9/20–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library.  The presentation this month will be from Kayo Parsons-Korn on Growing Your Own Native Garden. The program will be followed by the regular meeting of the Board. Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information. www.beavercreekhistory.com   (See flyer below)
 

Monday, 9/23–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  meets in the BC Adult Center main room from 1 PM to 3 PM.  We invite you to join us!

New date, location, time and cost!   The first monthly meeting of the new year will be Monday, September 23 from 1 to 3 pm at the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way, Lake Montezuma.  Meetings are only $5 this year and annual dues remain $15.  This meeting will be a business meeting so please plan to attend.  Our purpose is to promote friendship, aid our neighbors and assist civic activities in our community.  Everyone is welcome.   Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
Tuesday, 9/24–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 5 PM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center main room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
Thursday, 9/26–The CCF&M District Fire Board  meets at 9 AM at Station 82 in Rimrock 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://ccfmd.az.gov/
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Primrose Peaks Public Meeting held 8/17/2019

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, the Primrose Peaks public meeting was held by BCCA at the Beaver Creek School. Over 200 people attended, and many spoke about their concerns and issues with the proposed development. Residents were overwhelmingly negative to the proposal.

Here is a link to the Power Point slide presentation which Janet Aniol presented at the meeting.

Here is the diagram of the proposed site layout.

Events this Week 8/12/2019

Dear Neighbors
It used to be that things didn’t get really busy around here until mid-September. That sure changed! Today BCCA meets in the afternoon at 3 PM and the BC School Board meeting is at 6 PM. On Tuesday the BC Kiwanis meet in the AM and Wednesday morning blood pressure checks are available in the BC Adult Center. Wednesday evening is the Al-Anon meeting and the Rimrock Farmers Market followed by a possible Friends of Beaver Creek Library meeting on Thursday. The Public Participation meeting for the proposed Primrose Peaks Estates is Saturday afternoon. A FREE smart device help table is available at the BC Adult Center during Saturday morning.
On a sad note, we have lost another community volunteer and friend to many.   Sharon Casmier died on Wednesday, August 7, at age 76 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She lived in Lake Montezuma from February 2003 until September 2016. Sharon was active in the Beaver Creek Garden Club as an Arizona Master Gardener and the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club. The local Garden and Christmas Tours were enhanced by her participation and generous sharing of her beautiful home and landscaping. Funeral Mass will be held in Sumner, Washington on August 19. Her husband Richard P Casmier can be contacted at 12909 130th Ave Ct E, Puyallup, WA 98374 or rcasmier@aol.com
Our Beaver Creek businesses have been making some changes. Rask’s Auto Service is now in McGuireville just west of the gas station. Curtis and Yolanda are located in the green two-bay building next to Lucas Hunt’s A Tow Truck operation. Rask’s phone number is the same, 567-7345, and A Tow Truck can be reached at 254-8145. Rimrock Automotive & Cycle Repair has opened at 3180 E Beaver Creek Rd managed by Alex Ferguson at 567-4174. Cricket’s Sandwich Shop will have a new tenant. Date of opening is not yet announced, but word on Zuni Way is that long time owner (35 years) Kay Nye has shared her fabulous cinnamon roll recipe with the new chef.
Dreaming about cinnamon rolls,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
 
 
Rimrock Rag Doll Crafters
from Sam Fisk w/photos
The Christmas House Project is off and running as of an hour ago.  We have five (maybe six) ladies who will be making Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls as well as Amish Dolls for the Christmas House this year to be sold or donated at the shop.  We are just donating them.  Whatever happens after that is fine, whether the dolls are sold to raise funds for the project or given to families.
We need donations of stuffing….polyfluff, cotton or wool, leftover bags or new.  We are excited to be helping the Beaver Creek Kiwanis raise Christmas funds for families and to contribute to our community.  Flyers are up at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet and at the Lake Montezuma Post Office.  So far we have received only one bag.  We desperately need more……lots more!  Thank you in advance to all who help us
Thank you to our “A Universe of Stories” Youth Summer Reading Program Sponsors
  • Yavapai County Library District
  • Arizona State Libraries
  • Friends of Beaver Creek Library- and Board Members, Special Thanks to Gail Mello
  • Beaver Creek School- Maintenance, Administrative and Office Staff- Maintenance- Harry Moore, Gabe, Dawn, Dave, and Megan. Administration and Office Staff- Lyndell Kelly, Ori Womack, Sharon Brooks, Kat Sacco and Karin Ward.
  • Verde Valley Astronomy Club- Special thanks to Larry Campisi, and the VV astronomy club.
  • Lowell Observatory- Special thanks to Jelena Lane and Joshua Hogan.
  • Beaver Creek Transit- Janet Aniol and Edward Borowski.
  • Canyon Valley Medical and Robbie’s
  • Our Super Volunteers- Adults- Karlene Voepel, Jane Kaufman-Balis, and Kenn Trout
  • Youth- Mia Lehto, Catherine Worden, Quinn Franklin, Griffin Franklin, and Dylan Cooper!
  • Local Businesses and the Community Newsletter for distributing Advertising!
Scheduled This Week:  August 12 through 17
Monday, 8/12–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. Discussion of procedures for public participation meeting on Primrose Peaks Estates. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. The agenda is posted at www.BeaverCreekAZ.us
 
Monday, 8/12–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us
 
Tuesday, 8/13–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
Wednesday, 8/14–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.
Wednesdays, thru 9/25– The Rimrock Farmers Market  offers fresh produce, baked & canned goods, plants, artwork & crafts, eggs, and more from 4 to 7 PM every Wednesday evening at the Verde Valley Honey store, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and enjoy a beautiful sunset. Please contact Candace Hammond atcandyscreeksidecottage@yahoo.com for more information or to participate.
Wednesdays, all–The Al-Anon Family Group meets every Wednesday from 6 PM to 7 PM at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church (entrance is the same as to the Rimrock Post Office). Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? This is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems.
Thursday, 8/15–The Friends of Beaver Creek Library Board  will meet at  4:30 PM at the Beaver Creek School Board Room. Contact Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
 
Saturday, 8/17–Free Smart Devices Help is available from 9 AM to Noon in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Bring your tablet, smartphone and/or laptop and get the help you need.  The instructor is Wendy Cook-Roberts. She has been doing a monthly class at the Camp Verde Library for about a year and has offered to also do one at BCAC. Wendy is proficient with iPhones, Android devices, Chromebooks and most Windows computers. She says, “What I don’t know I can find out and I am not afraid to say, ‘let’s look that up'”.
Saturday, 8/17–The Primrose Peaks Estates public participation meeting is at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek School Multipurpose Building (Auditorium). There will be a presentation of information and an opportunity to comment of ask questions.
Orientation for Volunteer Reading Tutors at Beaver Creek School
 
T he Sedona Literacy Center  is recruiting volunteers (no experience necessary) to work with 2 nd  and 3 rd  grade students who need a little extra help catching up with their classmates in reading and writing at Beaver Creek School.  This is one-on-one work, done in a group setting on Friday mornings.  The program has been in operation since 1988 in the Sedona area and has the support of the school district.
We will hold an Orientation for interested persons on Sept. 5 th  from 10 AM to noon at the  Beaver Creek School District Board Room.  While we need several new volunteers, we also always need substitutes for our regular tutors when they are sick or gone.  Find out more about the history of the program and upcoming training and tutoring days at www.sedonaliteracy.org .  Contact Carolyn Fisher at  sedonaliteracy@yahoo.com   for more information if you can’t attend the Orientation.  Attending the orientation does not obligate you to participate.  Please come see if this is something that you would enjoy doing.
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BC Saturday Activities 8/10/2019

Dear Neighbors
On Saturday morning the Beaver Creek Food Bank at BC School is open to everyone.  Afterward there is a donation Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
Please read the information from Fire Marshal Ken Krebbs.  Currently burn permits are available at the fire station.  Burning may be done from 8 AM to 4 PM after calling 649-1397 to activate the permit for the day of burning and to check weather conditions.  All permit conditions must be met or a fine of $50 may be issued if the burning is found not to be in compliance.
Saturday, 8/10–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  4810 E Beaver Creek Rd at the back of the 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, 8/10-The Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast is from 8 to 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way in the Lake Montezuma Village Square. Join your neighbors at the Center for biscuits & gravy, fruit, coffee & juice – all for a suggested donation of $6. Yummy!! Phone:  928-567-4556 .
Looking forward to biscuits & gravy,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District has opened our burn season.
Our burn season will be active again effective August 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019. Burn permit holders will need to be sure to have a valid permit from our Administration office in Camp Verde or from our fire station in Rimrock and activate it through the Cottonwood Dispatch Center (649-1397) prior to burning to ensure that the weather and wind conditions are proper and safe for the day.
 
Thanks,
Ken Krebbs, MSL
Fire Marshal
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District
928-593-0377 cell
928-567-7901 office

 

Primrose Estates Meeting scheduled for 8/17/2019

Dear Neighbors
 
There seems to be some misunderstanding of the Public Participation process of notification concerning potential zoning change requests.  
The potential applicant is required to notify property owners within 1000 ft if the acreage is one acre or more and also the community association about a participation meeting.  The community association (BCCA) usually broadcasts this information much farther so that others who are interested will be aware of the potential zoning change and often sets up the meetings to make sure that they happen.  In the case of Primrose, the meeting notice was mailed to residents by the applicant, was in a detailed Bill Helm Bugle article and twice in the Beaver Creek eNews.  All of which led to the venue being too small.  So the do over meeting is scheduled for:
Saturday, 8/17, at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek School Multipurpose Room. 
 
There is a sequence in the zoning change process that is followed by Yavapai County.  After the public meeting, the applicant must submit a report to Development Services.  If the process is continued, then the zoning change request will be scheduled on the agenda of a Yavapai County Planning and Zoning Committee meeting. (At this point an orange sign with the meeting date should appear on the property.)  Additional comments from the public and organizations may be made at this time.  The P&Z Committee will vote on a recommendation to the YC Board of Supervisors.  The BOS will then hear the applicant and the public again and make a final decision.  Some informative reading on this subject is on pages 20-22 of the Yavapai Planning and Zoning Ordinance for Unincorporated which is at the County web site.
The current petition is a great way to let your feelings on this issue be known.  Copies to the applicant, to Development Services and for the Planning and Zoning Commission may be of benefit to the signers.  Written comments may be presented at the meetings and online at Planning@yavapai.us
All the best,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
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BCCA Public Meetings this Week 7/18 – 7/20/2019

Dear Neighbors

This is an important week for you to speak up if you have an opinion or information to share. The Beaver Creek Community Association has scheduled public participation meetings on Thursday evening for a requested 8-acre zoning change from residential to C2 and on Saturday afternoon at 3 PM in the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station for a potential 300-unit apartment complex east of I-17. The Friday morning meeting in Cottonwood at 9 AM in the Recreation Center is vitally important if you wish to see safety improvements at the McGuireville Interchange on I-17. Everyone is invited to attend these meetings.

The parcels for the requested C-2 zoning are 405-07-14-036 & 037 located south of Beaver Creek Rd, next to Beaver Creek Self Storage and north of Valley Vista Rd. Robbie’s is across the street to north of these parcels. The agent held a very limited public meeting in Camp Verde which few residents knew of and attended. A Clark’s Market was offered at that time. The zoning request asks for hard zoning only without a specific plan or grocery store.  (See letter of invitation from BCCA and letter of intent from the agent below.)
The public meeting for the potential apartments will include a presentation with traffic study information. The owners appear to be open to suggestions. The access would be through an extension of Bice Rd before it goes under the tunnel. Parcel 405-23-180 is 47 acres of which the western boundary abuts I-17. The construction would be in a valley not generally visible. The project would be designed as a PAD which means that what the Board of Supervisors agrees to is what can be built.
BCCA will collect comment sheets at these meetings. If you can’t make the meeting please help us by sending an email comment to contact@BeaverCreekAZ.us. Individuals may also comment directly to Yavapai County Planning & Zoning,
If you can only make one meeting, please attend the Friday 9 AM State Transportation Board meeting at the Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 S 6th St. The public gets to speak first, so you don’t have to stay for the whole meeting. This is our once a year chance to tell ADOT about how dangerous it is to exit McGuireville south to Camp Verde and how scary it is to enter McGuireville from Camp Verde, etc. The board members do listen. An easy way to get there is to take Cornville Rd to 89A. Go straight on 89A and cross the bridge onto Mingus. Take Mingus to the stop sign on 6th St. Turn left and find the rec center next to the library on the left- hand side of the street.
See you at some meetings,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Meetings This Week
 
Thursday, 7/18–Public participation meeting  sponsored by BCCA about 8-acre requested zoning change to C2 (potential shopping plaza) in the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 6 PM.
Friday, 7/19—Speak up for safety improvements to our I-17 interchange at McGuireville at the State Transportation Board meeting in the Cottonwood Recreation Center at 9 AM.
Saturday, 7/20–Public participation meeting sponsored by BCCA about proposed Primrose 300 apartment complex rezoning request at 3 PM at Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.
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Parade Grand Marshals by Bill Helm 7/8/2019

Dear Neighbors
 
Bill Helm, staff reporter/photographer of the Camp Verde Bugle & Verde Independent, has shared with us the complete article that he authored for those publications about our Beaver Creek 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal Betty Hart and Junior Grand Marshal Emily Worden.  It’s an honor to email his report on two wonderful, special local residents in the eNews.
Saluting Betty & Emily,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
2019 Beaver Creek Parade Marshals
 
Emily Worden recently graduated high school. Betty Hart is on the Beaver Creek School Board.
 
Both have been active in their communities as long as anyone can remember. Now both will represent Beaver Creek at this year’s Independence Day parade. Betty Hart has been selected as Grand Marshal and Emily Worden as Junior Grand Marshal of the Beaver Creek 4th of July Parade.
eNews file photo
For Hart, the Beaver Creek community she’s been a part of since 1996 “pulls out of you what you can do best.” “I think that’s wonderful that this community does that,” Hart said. It was at age “4 or 5″ when Hart first thought of becoming a teacher. “My mother was school nurse, and I had some great teachers,” she said. Hart has been an educator for much of her life, 15 years in the classroom and another 14 as an administrator. Though she retired in 1996 and moved to the Verde Valley that year with her mother, she’s more than busy enough with her duties on the Beaver Creek School Board. With three of her own children, as well as six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, being asked to serve as the parade’s grand marshal is “important to me.” She’s even picked out a red, white and blue outfit to wear in the parade.
Photo by Scott Worden

This year, Worden received both the BC Kiwanis Scholarship and the LM Civic Club Scholarship for her citizenship and scholastic achievements. She also volunteered last year with Habitat for Humanity’s Christmas parade. As she prepares to enter Whitworth University, a Christian school in Spokane, Washington, Worden is an artist if there ever was one. She describes her tastes and abilities in art as “super widespread,” and includes pen and ink, as well as watercolors, India inks and oils as her preferred mediums. “When I was younger, I was slightly better than the other kids at bubble letters,” Worden said. “So I kept at it.” Two things Worden knows she wants for her adult life. One, to work as an artist. The other, to serve her community. “I think community matters a lot, especially the one I grew up in,” she said. “I’m not sure anything is more important than connecting with your community.”

Bill Helm
Staff Reporter/Staff Photographer
Verde Valley Newspapers
Camp Verde Bugle
Verde Independent

Beaver Creek eNews 7/11/2019

Dear Neighbors
The Beaver Creek Kiwanis sincerely thank the individuals, businesses and organizations that came out to support and enjoy our annual parade and celebration.  So much community spirit was present!!!!  On another note, notifications of duck race prize winners have begun.  On Tuesday the winner list will be posted on the BCCA bulletin boards at Rimrock Resale and in Rollins Park and a copy left at the BC Adult Center.  A special thank you to all the prize donors! (Complete list also out soon.)
All this week BC Baptist Church has its annual Vacation Bible School open to the public.  On Tuesday morning is the Author’s Fair in the BC Public Library.  The BC Community Association and BC School Board meetings are today.  The Rimrock Farmers Market is going full swing every Wednesday evening.  (If you want to park at Rollins Park and get a shuttle ride to the Market, please call 301-2749 to schedule that.)  The Food Bank at Beaver Creek School is open this Saturday morning.
Information is below about a recent traffic accident assist from Copper Canyon Fire & Medical and about the free Saturday loop shuttle offered by Beaver Creek Transit.  Next week the  BC Community Association is sponsoring public participation meetings about the Primrose apartment complex proposal and the requested rezoning of 8 acres to commercial that could potentially be used for a shopping center.
And please check out the other meetings and services listed below.
Rested and ready to get out & about,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events for 2nd Week in July
 
BC Baptist Church7/8 thru 7/12-The Vacation Bible School at Beaver Creek Baptist Church is from 9 AM to 12:30 PM Monday through Friday of this week. Power Up is open to students in K to 6thgrade. Registration may be done at church or online at www.beavercreekbaptistchurch.com . Please call 928-567-4557 for additional information.
Tuesday, 7/9-The Local Author Fair is from 10:30 AM to Noon at the Beaver Creek Library. You don’t want to miss visiting with Julie Uli, Elaine Jordan, Bonnie Best, Carole Penfield, Wyonna Jaffe, and Deborah Murphy. (See flyer below)
 
Heads up for 3rd Week in July
  • Wednesday, 7/17-Lecture on Native Americans in the Progressive Era, CV Library, 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, 7/18-Northern Arizona Hospice speaker in the BC Adult Center, 9:30 AM
  • Thursday, 7/18-Public participation meeting sponsored by BCCA about 8 acre requested zoning change (potential shopping plaza) in the BC Adult Center, 6 PM
  • Friday, 7/19—Speak up for improvements to our I-17 interchange in the Cottonwood Recreation Center at 9 AM
  • Saturday, 7/20-Public participation meeting sponsored by BCCA about proposed Primrose apartment complex rezoning request at 3 PM at Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings, Activities & Classes 
2nd Week in July

Monday, 7/8–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. There will be a short presentation from the group interested in terminating any condo erection on the bank of the Lake. Discussion on rezoning requests including Primrose project and advertised shopping plaza. Still planning to speak at the State Transportation Board meeting about our dangerous interchange at McGuireville. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.

 www.BeaverCreekAZ.us
 
Monday, 7/8–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us
 
Tuesday, 7/9–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
Wednesday, 7/10–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. 
Wednesdays, thru 9/25- The Rimrock Farmers Market offers fresh produce, baked & canned goods, plants, artwork & crafts, eggs, and more from 4 to 7 PM every Wednesday evening at the Verde Valley Honey store, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and enjoy a beautiful sunset. Please contact Candace Hammond at candyscreeksidecottage@yahoo.com for more information or to participate.
Wednesdays, All-The Al-Anon Family Group meets every Wednesday from 6 PM to 7 PM at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church (entrance is the same as to the Rimrock Post Office). Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? This is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problem.
 
Saturday, 7/13–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.
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical at Work
On July 3  at 5:21 PM Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District was dispatched to a rollover on Hwy 260 East Bound at approximately mp 214. Upon arrival crews encountered a construction vehicle on its side blocking one east bound lane. There was one patient in the vehicle. The patient was treated by units on scene and then flown via medical helicopter to an area hospital. The cause of the accident was unknown to Copper Canyon Fire personnel. Highway 260 east bound was closed for about 2 hours.
Steve Sarkesian
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical
Battalion Chief
 
FREE Local Saturday Shuttle
The Beaver Creek Transit Saturday Van will run from 10 AM to 1:45 PM, continuous 45-minute loops, starting and stopping in the lot across the street from the Ranch House parking lot.  The Buggy will make five local loops in the Beaver Creek area stopping in Lake Montezuma, Rimrock and McGuireville. Driver Roz will drop off & pick up between stops if there is a safe place to pull off of the road. On the last run, the Buggy will drop off on Wickiup Mesa if requested. There is no charge.  The driver will not take donations on these runs.
 
The stops are LM Village Square, Montezuma Haven, BC Gas Mart, Towers Dr, BC Library, Dollar General (crosswalk in front of fire station, Bice Rd mailboxes, McGuireville RV Park, Kiwanis Clothes Closet & Family Dollar, BC Gas Mart, the Smoke Shop parking lot and return to Lake Montezuma.
This service is very much a community effort.  Thank you to the Beaver Creek Community Association which purchased the buggy and to the Beaver Creek Adult Center which provides the nonprofit 501(c)3 partnership.  Thank you to the Lake Montezuma Civic Club, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, the Yavapai Apache Nation and to the Kiwanis Key Club (high school students) who have provided the initial funding for the Saturday route.  And last, but not least, heartfelt gratitude to Rask’s Auto Service now in McGuireville for keeping the van operating for the past 10 years.  There would be no Saturday run without Rask’s preventive maintenance and resourceful repairs. Nor would there be without our drivers!  
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4th of July Beaver Creek Events

Duck Fun

Beaver Creek 4th of July Pancakes, Parade, Celebration & Duck Race

On Thursday, July 4, the Beaver Creek Parade will leave theSycamore Park area in Lake Montezuma at 9 AM and travel south on Montezuma Avenue past the Village Square. Montezuma Avenue in this section will be closed to other traffic from about 9 until 9:30 AM
This year the Grand Marshal is Betty Hart and the Junior Marshal is Emily Worden. Parade entrants (walkers, animals, vehicles, floats, etc) are requested to sign up at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station or the Beaver Creek Adult Center. (If you can’t sign up, please just show up at 8:15 at Sycamore Park to fill out your announcement information.) The festivities and pancake breakfast will be in Rollins Park at the Lake Montezuma Village Square. The BC Kiwanis Duck Race will be on Wet Beaver Creek by the bridge at Sycamore Park. For inquiries about display tables, entertainment and activities please call Carol Keeton, Kiwanis Vice President, at 928-606-4050. Scheduled events are over about 12:15 PM, so there is plenty of time afterward for family get togethers.
For the past several weeks merchants have been selling Duck Race tickets. Thank you, thank you to the businesses that have been helping the Beaver Creek Kiwanis raise funds for community projects. This year more than $6000 in prizes have been donated by merchants and individuals to make this one of the best races ever. The newest two donations are a gift card from Rask Auto Service and a check from the Storage Corral in Camp Verde. Some of the other donations are on a flyer below. All will be listed at the event!
The Beaver Creek Celebration schedule of events is below. The music and entertainment during the morning is the best we’ve seen in many years. Thank you to the talented folks who are donating their time and to all the volunteers throughout the day!
4th of July 2019
Schedule of Events
7:00 to 9:00 AM— Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast – by Donation    Pancakes, sausage, strawberries, whipped cream, orange juice, coffee
 
7:00 to 8:00—- Live music, Keyboard by Karen Smith
8:00 to 9:00— Live music, Guitar by Kenn Trout
Sale of Duck tickets, raffle prizes, etc throughout
9:00— Parade on Montezuma Ave from Sycamore Park to Rollins Park, narrated by Pastor Ken Miller
9:45— Flag Ceremony and presentation by Camp Verde American Legion Post 93 followed by the National Anthem and God Bless America by the Worden Family
Announcements—Beaver Creek Kiwanis Officers
Free Hot Dogs— from Beaver Creek Baptist Church
10:15 Music— Guitar by Dave Rice
11:00— Flamenco Del Sol – Spanish Dances by Herlinda Woolbert
11:30— Live Music by Reno & Sheila
Kids Games— Basketball shots, beanbag toss, face painting by Beaver Creek Kiwanis students & kids
Free Ice Cream— from Beaver Creek Adult Center
Free Old-Fashioned Lemonade & games— from Grace Lutheran Community Church
Water Game— Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District First Responders
11:00— Announcement of Parade winners
12:00— Duck Races at Sycamore Park Bridge
Games, Food, Vendors and Special Announcements Throughout

 

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