This Week in Beaver Creek 9/10/2018

Dear Neighbors
Lots of good news this week!  Deuce the dog was found at VVHS and is back at home.  This chip sealing got off to a slow start and is not proceeding in the expected order, but Cactus Asphalt is doing a much better job than we had from the last chip sealing work done in our area.  Before your street is chip sealed, a “Notice to Residents” flyer will appear at your home which has the dates to NOT park in the street.  Meanwhile, enjoy this nice beginning fall weather!
On Thursday at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station the annual Kiwanis Donation Spaghetti Dinner will be from 5 to 7 PM.  Kiwanians and Kiwanis student clubs invite you to come spend an evening visiting with us.  At lunch time on Tuesday, the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets for the first time this fiscal year and has a special guest speaker from Out of Africa.  On Saturday, a monarch butterfly survey is being completed at Montezuma Well.  If you’d like to participate, the instructions to register are below.  Also on Saturday morning, the Food Bank at Beaver Creek School will be open. Other clubs and organizations are meeting again starting this month.  Please check out the schedule below.
Upcoming special events for later this month are the Shred-A-Thon, the Chili Cook-Off and free prostate screening.
It’s cooling off a little and the sky is beautiful.  So we hope to see you out & about.
Celebrating the wonderful month of September,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Regularly Scheduled & Special Events September 10 thru 15
Monday, 9/10–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The agenda is posted at several sites locally and is also at: 
Monday, 9/10-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. YCSO LT David Williams will be answering questions about vandalism, dumping and speeding. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.
Tuesday, 9/11–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult CenterLibrary.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.
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.
Tuesday, 9/11-The MRFD Auxiliary meets at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. Please call John Gosnik at 216-659-4708 for further information.
Tuesday, 9/11–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  meets at Robbie’s in Rimrock, 11 AM to 1 PM. Lunch (soup and salad bar) is $13. Ashton from “Out of Africa” will be the speaker. Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch, see old friends and make new friends. Come find out what is happening in Beaver Creek and bring a friend. Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
Wednesday, 9/12–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 9/26- 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  for more information or to participate.
Thursday, 9/13– 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 our High School Key Club (Sedona Sky, Camp Verde & Mingus). (See flyer below)
Saturday, 9/15–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, 9/15-Monarch Butterfly Surveying is from 8 AM to 10 AM at Montezuma Well. Rangers will lead volunteers through the process of catching, tagging and releasing migrating monarch butterflies as they head south to Mexico for the winter.  If you would like to volunteer, please visit the web site and follow the monarch butterfly link.
Saturday, 9/15–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Ken Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 9/15–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.

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Celebrate BCCA’s 50th Anniversary Oct. 6, 2018

invited Let’s celebrate the
Making our community a great place to live from 1968 to 2018.
Buy a ticket from Board memberswhile they last, or buy here with PayPal or Discover, MC, VISA, or American Express.  Members and non-members are welcome!
Children under 18 eat free.

Starting at 2:30 – Mingling and a Short Program

Dinner about 4:00 pm

Cash Bar Available

There’s Your Sign

sign3Visitors to Rollins Park will notice the new sign at the park entrance.  Ron Melcher created the beautiful new “Beaver Creek Community Association” sign which replaces the original “Lake Montezuma Property Owners Association”. Thanks, Ron!  The new sign looks great, and we are proud to welcome everyone to the park with our name on it.  BCCA maintains the park, which includes providing utilities such as lights and water, tending the grass, trimming the trees, maintaining the bulletin boards, benches, and memorial stones, and fountain.  We invite all our neighbors to join BCCA to help support the park! Get involved with BCCA and join in the community activities they are also known for, representing Beaver Creek residents on everything from transportation issues to zoning and property use, County services to taxes, and supporting other organizations like the Beaver Buggy, Beaver Creek Trails Coalition, and the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District Auxiliary, public schools, free food programs, and more.

Thanks to Yavapai County Roads

Please Be Ready for Monsoons & Prevent Roadside FiresThank you to Yavapai County Roads Division
On Thursday AM County Roads Manager Verl Cook was requested to provide sand and sandbags to the drop locations near the Rimrock Post Office and in the Sycamore Park parking lot.  Somehow he and his crew managed to do that the same day of the request in addition to handling the traffic diversions for three fires.The chains on a hay truck sparked three fires on Cornville Rd.  Verl Cook and his crew were able to keep one lane open for us at I-17 which was almost closed due to the adjacent fire.  We were very fortunate!


Please be careful not to create any sparks.   Although we need to be prepared for thunderstorms, great potential for fire still exits.



BC 4th of July a Red-White-and-Blue Winner

jensen4th_3The annual parade and picnic for July 4th in Rollins Park went off like a firecracker,  with 350-400 attendees eating pancakes and sausage, hot dogs, and ice cream.  What an exuberant celebration!

Peter Jensen, President of sponsoring BC Kiwanis club,  couldn’t have been prouder when the parade marched by, featuring daughter Junior Grand Marshal Abigail Jensen representing both her family and the community.  Daily Bugle columnist Bill Helm, our personal favorite journalist, featured Abigail in his column July 3rd.

Grand Marshal Verna Shafer, the original designer of Sycamore Park, was also featured in a Bugle column citing her lifetime contributions to the community.   American Legion Post 93 Riders of Camp Verde started off the parade, and the audience sang, saluted, cried, and cheered when the national Anthem was played.

The worducksld-renowned duck race at Sycamore Park was, of course, the next highlight of the day. Prizes of all sorts were won by duck sponsors, and kids of all ages had a wonderful time.

Here is Ray of Ray’s Handyman, the fountain guy, in front of the newly renovated fountain, which is back to its bubby condition at the center of the park.ray2

Park Fountain out of ICU but in Therapy


Fountain Update:  After a few days, the fountain has exhibited some mechanical problems due to someone tampering with the float.  Ray, the fountain fixer, is working on the problem with Jim Guerreri, who does all the park lawn maintenance. We hope to get things back working soon. Thanks to them both, and Ron and Janet and Tree and Lisa, and everyone else who has been monitoring the patient for signs of relapse.   And to the dog, or child, or adult (who should know better), please leave the blue float alone. It’s not a toy, and the eyes of BCCA are upon you.

More June Events . . . eNews Update 6/13/2018

Dear Neighbors
Please make note of three additional June events.  This Saturday there is a picnic fundraiser for the Fire District in Rollins Park in the Village Square.  On the 27th at the county building in Cottonwood, the Planning Department will hold an information luncheon on some very current hot topics.  The following Friday is a special evening flute concert at Montezuma Castle.  The details about these events are below.
. . . . . the calendar crew
More Upcoming Special Events in June
Saturday, 6/16–The MRFD Auxiliary Fundraiser Picnic is at Rollins Park in Lake Montezuma in the Village Square this Saturday from 10 AM until 2 PM.  We are holding this event as a fund raiser for the Fire Department and all are welcome. A donation of $5 is requested to support the FD for all that they do to serve this Community. We will have hot dogs, drinks, cookies, music and games for the children, young and old.  (See flyer below)
Wednesday, 6/27-Lunch & Learn (free lunch) is presented at the Yavapai County Annex in Cottonwood starting at 11 AM.  This is an information session with the County Planning Department covering such topics at tiny home codes, vacation rentals/B&Bs, home businesses, lot splits or line adjustments, etc.  RSVP by June 22.  (See flyer below)

Friday, 6/29-The FREE Summer Flute Concert at Montezuma Castle begins at 7 PM.  Performer Aaron White is an American Music Award recipient, Grammy nominee and flute maker.  The gate remains open after normal visiting hours until the concert ends at 8:30 PM.  Call 928-567-3322, ext 0, for more information.
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Summer News and Events

Dear Neighbors
Two important meetings are scheduled for this afternoon, BCCA and the Beaver Creek School Governing Board.  At the community meeting at 3 PM in the Adult Center, the new Director of Development Services for Yavapai County will introduce himself and present what’s new in that department.  He has past experience with zoning violations and has been to our area previously.  At 6 PM at the school board meeting, come find out about curriculum plans for next year and when the budget will be finalized.  Please read about the “Good Things Happening” below to learn what the kids and school staff have been doing.
The Beaver Creek Library (located adjacent to the school) has special programs all summer in addition to being open 40+ hours each week.  More information and the flyer is below.  Beaver Creek Transit is helping with transportation and the Kovus grandkids are helping to keep the Buggy clean!

The eNews received this Wickiup Mesa wildlife report:  “Saturday morning, June 9, at appox. 8am a large bobcat  was observed as it attacked, killed and carried off a house cat

at 4365 E Cliffside Trail, above and behind Crickets Restaurant.  Homeowners in the area may want to be cautious in allowing house pets  outside unattended.”  (Both bobcats and occasionally mountain lions are active in this area.  This is good advice about pet protection.)
The Kiwanis Annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast, Parade, and Celebration in Rollins Park and Duck Race at Sycamore Park are fast approaching.  There is much to enjoy in the festivities that is free. However if you would also like to donate to Kiwanis community activities, duck race tickets are available for purchase at local merchants (look for the duck signs) and raffle tickets are available in the Kiwanis Clothes Closet for a special quilt and a rocking horse.  The Timeline is attached below.
Activity classes are ongoing at Emerald Waves Healing and the BC Adult Center in such areas as Yoga, exercises, crafts and more.  Please contact Christine at  603-321-7284 for the EWH class schedule and BCAC at 928-567-4556 for their schedule.
Enjoying the pleasant mornings and evenings,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Special Events in June
6/12 & continuing on Tuesdays-Preschool Story Time is from 11 AM to Noon in the Beaver Creek School Library.  Call 928-567-4034 for more information.  Part of the Summer Reading Program.
6/13 & continuing on Wednesdays-2018 Summer Reading Program for all ages from 1 to 3 PM in the Beaver Creek School library.  There is a fun activity, game or surprise guest each Wednesday.  Call the library with questions at 928-567-4034.  Part of the Summer Reading Program.
6/14 & continuing on Thursdays-Movies that Rock!  For teens only from 2 to 4 PM.  Part of the Summer Reading Program.  Call 928-567-4034 for more information.
6/18-Love for All Seasons, Learn the Powerful 7-Step Process to Create a Life of Unconditional Love meets from 5 to 6 PM in the BC School Board Room on the first & third Mondays through August 6.  Contact Librarian Bonnie Best at 928-567-4034 for more information.  Part of the Summer Reading Program.
6/25 thru 6/29-Vacation Bible School at Beaver Creek Baptist Church is scheduled from 9 AM to 12:30 PM.  Please call 928-567-4557 for registration information.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities June 11-21
Monday, 6/11-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center.  The new Yavapai County Development Services Director David Williams and his assistant Jeremy Dye will introduce themselves and present changes in that department and updated information.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.
Monday, 6/11–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:   
Tuesday, 6/12–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  We will discuss 4th of July activities.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.
Wednesday, 6/13-A 4th of July planning meeting will be held at 9 AM in the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  Contact Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for the details.
Saturday, 6/16–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Ken Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 6/16–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.
Tuesday, 6/19–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board  will meet at 8:30 AM in the BC Adult Center. Contact  for further information.
Thursday, 6/21–The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Board  meets during a 9 AM to Noon session for the MRFD, CVFD, and CCF&M Fire Boards at the Camp Verde 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
Good Things Happening in Beaver Creek School District!
The Governing Board has approved the teaching contracts of Cynthia Ramirez, and Jeff Reeves for the 2018-2019 school year. We are delighted to have them both on board.
The Bobcat PTO had a successful year, they are partnering with Beaver Creek School to purchase a new sound system for our cafeteria.
Ms. Beth Franklin published “The Bobcat ‘Zine” which features literary and artistic work from Beaver Creek students.
Several of our students received Honorable Mention ribbons in artwork from the Verde Valley Fair.
Our Spring Concert was a success. Students and teachers worked hard to put together the performance, and a great time was had by all.
Mrs. Margee Cowan, Mr. Ron Franklin and Mrs. Micca Martinez worked hard to organize the 8 th  grade trip , promotion ceremony, and promotion dance for our 8 th  graders.
Ms. Devon Artip with assistance from Mrs. Elizabeth Orta organized a lovely kindergarten promotion ceremony which celebrates the efforts of some of our youngest learners.
Ori Womack has been identified as the new Bookkeeper in Training. She has been learning many new things, and is doing great work in order to keep our district moving.
Most of the furniture has arrived for the 5 th – 8 th  grade Blended Learning Program. Rooms are being cleaned so the setup of the rooms can begin in July! Thank you Ms. Sharon Brooks for doing all the ordering!
The custodial and maintenance crew is working hard under the direction of Diana Iverson to clean every room to be prepared for the New Year.
Mrs. Katrina Sacco had a successful end to a great school year as her first year in the role of principal.
We all are looking forward to the Community Back to School BBQ at 6 PM on August 2 and to starting school on Monday, August 6 at 7:45 AM.
Mrs. Karin Ward
Beaver Creek School District #26
4810 E Beaver Creek Road
Rimrock, Arizona 86335
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This Weekend in Beaver Creek 5/11/2018

Dear Neighbors, BC Adult Center July

Today, (Friday) are two special events at the Beaver Creek Adult Center that you might wish to attend.  At 10 AM is the “Where Have All the Sheep Gone” untold story and at 6 PM is the presentation of flags to the Center by Post 135 from Cornville which will be followed by refreshments.
Dump the Drugs Here

On Saturday, is the early morning Food Bank at Beaver Creek School.  Then there are three more events in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  The much appreciated Dump the Drugs is from 10 AM to Noon, followed by Puppets on a String (a fundraiser for Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority) at 2 PM, and the Mother’s Day Pot Luck at the Center at 5 PM.

Free slash drop off at the refuse transfer stations is ongoing through June 1.

All of these events are open to everyone in the community.

      Planning a busy weekend,
             . . . . . . . the calendar crew 
Friday, Saturday & Sunday Events in Beaver Creek
Friday, 5/11–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM (new time) in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Dr. Barbara Jaquay will be the speaker at this meeting and will share stories and information from her book “Where Have All the Sheep Gone” which details the untold story of the sheep industry in Arizona and the Verde Valley .  Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.   (See flyer below)  
Friday, 5/11-The Cornville American Legion Auxiliary Post 135 will be presenting an American flag and Arizona State flag to The Beaver Creek Adult Center at 6 PM in honor of their refurbishing of the center followed by coffee and a light snack.  We will receive a stand, pole and American and AZ state flag. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you.  Please contact Phil Edwards at 928-274-0265.
Saturday, 5/12–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, 5/12-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.  (See Flyer Below) 
Saturday, 5/12-Puppets on Strings presented by FantasyMakers Marionettes starts at 2 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center across from Crickets in the Lake Montezuma Village Square. This lively entertainment is sponsored by Joe & Terri Warren, 928-592-0630 and Starr~Light, 928-274-2721.  Donations appreciated.  Some of the proceeds go to benefit Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority.  (See flyer below)
Saturday, 5/12–The Beaver Creek Adult Center Mother’s Day 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 or two.  Make your mother’s favorite dish to honor her or in memory of her.  Coffee and punch will be served.  We will also have a 50/50 drawing.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Call 928-567-4556 for more information.
Continues through 6/1-Yavapai County FREE Slash Drop Off  at the Camp Verde Transfer
Station from 8 AM to 4 PM, Tuesdays through Saturdays.  Acceptable items are brush, branches, grass, leaves, and yard trimmings.  No lumber, stumps, roots, cactus, metal, or garbage.  Slash must be removed from plastic bags.  Located 7 miles east of I-17 on Hwy 260.  For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Dept at 928-771-3183. The other transfer stations are open different days and times.  If you use one of the others, please call first to verify days and times available for drop-off.  
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
May 2018 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 5/12/18
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.
Bring bags
5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30
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)
5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 & 5/29
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
Bring bags
3:00 to 6:00 PM
Beaver Creek Adult Center
  Bread & Veggies
Mon – Fri until gone
Open 9 AM-Noon, Mon & Fri;  9AM to 3PM, Tues, Wed, Thurs
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma Village Square across from Cricket’s
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Bring a bag
Delivered around 2:30 PM Weds, and food remains until gone
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