eNews 11/1/2019

Dear Neighbors

Today, November 1, and tomorrow while you’re enjoying the fall leaf color change, be sure to stop by Rollins Park and the BC Adult Center to browse and perhaps purchase some of the wonderful arts and crafts & goodies created by your neighbors. The Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Auxiliary will also be in the park grilling and selling hot dogs as a fundraiser. Toddler Story Time is today at the library and Wine & Yoga is happening at Emerald Waves.
On Saturday, the first of the month-long special events for Native Heritage Month are scheduled at Montezuma Castle.  Most features alter between the Castle and Tuzigoot.  The flyer is below listing all the events. The 5th Annual Yavapai-Apache Celebration is at Montezuma Castle from 9 AM to 3 PM.  The Fall Arts & Crafts & Bake Sale continues at the Adult Center and a Bird Walk is scheduled at Montezuma Well.  Saturday evening brings a special costume fundraiser at Emeral Waves Healing.
On Sunday, two Hopi artists will be at Montezuma Castle.
Christine Dargon Frydenborg, PhD, is the speaker for the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club on Monday afternoon.  The Beaver Creek School Board meets this evening and Merry Movie Monday Night is back at the BC Adult Center.
The BC Adult Center Board meets Tuesday morning.  This evening is the annual Veterans’ Day Concert at Beaver Creek School to which the whole community is invited.  The students give very moving performances on this occasion.
A late Happy Halloween to all and November 1 Friday starts in a few hours.
Best wishes for a fine start to November 2019,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events & Regularly Scheduled for November 1 to 5
Friday & Saturday 11/1 & 11/2-The Fall Arts & Crafts & Bake Sale returns to the Beaver Creek Adult Center each day from 9 AM to 3 PM inside the Center at 4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma and outside in Rollins Park. A large variety of original artworks, local authors’ novels, and homemade bath and body products will be displayed. Jewelry, candles, lights, purses, scarves and custom-made clothing will also be on sale. All are created by local artists. This is a perfect place to start your holiday shopping. Come join us for a fun-filled day. No admission fee. For more information contact Paul & Joyce O’Connor at pajorocks@msn.com  See flyer below)
 
 
Fridays, 11/1-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at Beaver Creek Library.
Friday, 11/1-Wine & Yoga , 6:30 PM, at Emerald Waves Healing. 21+. Please email Christine Frydenborg at docborg98@yahoo.com for more information.
Saturday, 11/2–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM on the first and third Saturdays from October through April and back to 8 AM to 10 AM for May.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturday, 11/2- The 5th annual Yavapai-Apache Nation Celebration at Montezuma Castle is from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. This event will feature many artists, singers, and dancers honoring both Yavapai and Apache history and heritage. Further information is at 928-567-3322 ext 0. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 11/2-The Costume Casino Night Fundraiser is at Emerald Waves Healing from 6 to 8 PM. $5 buy in only and prizes for most winnings and best costumes. Wine tasting 21+ please. Contact: Christine Frydenborg, Ph.D. at email docborg98@yahoo.com for more information.
Sunday, 11/3–Hopi weaver Ivan Polelonema and contemporary artist Justin Polelonema will be at Montezuma Castle from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Monday, 11/4–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  will meet at the Beaver Creek Adult Center in Rollins Park, Lake Montezuma from 1 PM to 3 PM. The speaker will be Christine Dargon, PhD, of Emerald Waves about fitness and wellness. The cost is $5 for coffee bar and snacks. Everyone is welcome to join us to visit and make plans for the new year. Come find out what is happening in Beaver Creek and bring a friend.  Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
Monday, 11/4–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
 
Mondays, 11/4-Merry Movie Mondays at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. $1donation & free popcorn. For more information call 928-567-4556.
 
Tuesday, 11/5–The BC Adult Center Board  meets at 10 AM in the Center Library. Planning for activities and operations. Please call Tim Marston at 928-567-4556 for the agenda. http://bcac.online
 
Tuesday, 11/5-The Veterans’ Day Concert at Beaver Creek School starts at 7 PM in the multipurpose building in front. Everyone is invited to attend, especially veterans and their relatives.
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Special Events This Week 10/25/2019

Dear Neighbors
 
Beaver Creek School is still looking for a full-time custodian. If there are any questions please call the front office and ask for Lyndel Kelley, 928-567-4631. Applications can be printed off the school website at www.bcs.k12.az.us or picked up in the main office of the school. An IVP fingerprint clearance card is required and information on where to get it is available at the front office.
A neighbor in McGuireville has reported an attempted telephone scam. The scammer claimed to be representing APS and threatened to cut off electric service if a phone number was not called in half an hour and the bill paid. Fortunately, our neighbor did not comply and instead reported the call and checked with APS. APS does NOT request payment via phone call. Please be cautious about any phone requests for personal information or money.
Coming up this weekend is the Dance and Sing the Night Away at the BC Adult Center and the Fall Star Party at Beaver Creek Library (meet inside, view outside), both on Saturday. On Sunday, we have Succulents & Sips at Emerald Waves Healing. The Halloween Spooktacular and the Haunted House are of course on Thursday. These are followed the next two days by the Annual Fall Arts & Crafts & Bake Sale at the Adult Center.
These are in addition to the meetings and activities listed below. Maybe this is the week to pick out and try something new to you.
Enjoying the best month of the year,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events for October 26 through November 1
Saturday, 10/26– ARIZONA’S “ROUGH RIDERS” TO COMMEMORATE THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS from 10 AM. to 3 PM. Troop 1A of the Arizona Rough Riders Historical Association will commemorate the 161st birthday and accomplishments of President Theodore Roosevelt and the contributions of northern Arizona’s all-volunteer “Rough Riders” of the Spanish-American War of 1898. (See the complete info at www.calendarwiz.com/Rimrock )
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Saturday, 10/26-Dance & Sing the Night Away from 5 to 8 PM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Eric Williams 1-Man Band, singers and more. $10 includes refreshments & prizes. Call 928-567-4556 for more information. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 10/26-The Autumn Star Party (meet inside the BC Library) is from 6 to 8 PM outside the Beaver Creek Library. Families are invited. There will be telescope viewing for “Fall Sky Night”. This is a program of the Verde Valley Astronomy Club. Call 928-567-4034 for the details. (See flyer below)blue_star.jpg
 
Sunday, 10/27-Succulents & Sips is at Emerald Waves Healing from 4:30 to 6 PM. Tea & wine tasting along with making potted succulents in a pumpkin. $15 per person or $25 for two. Includes tea & wine tasting along with making potted succulents in a pumpkin. $15 for one person, $25 for two. Contact Christine Frydenborg at docborg98@yahoo.com for the details.
Thursday, 10/31-Trick or Treat & Haunted House. 4:30 to 6:30 PM at Emerald Waves Healing. Please email Christine Frydenborg at docborg98@yahoo.com for more information.
Thursday, 10/31-Halloween Spooktacular . The Beaver Creek Community Association, the Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District, businesses, organizations, & neighbors are sponsoring this charming event from 5 to7 PM in Rollins Park at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma. Trunk ‘n Treat, music, games, hotdogs, popcorn, apples, witch’s brew, candy & other treats are featured. ALL FREE. Please escort your children to the Spooktacular. Bring flashlights since most parking is not lighted. Please email janiol19@aol.com for additional information. (See flyer below)
 
Friday & Saturday 11/1 & 11/2-The Fall Arts & Crafts & Bake Sale returns to the Beaver Creek Adult Center each day from 9 AM to 3 PM inside the Center at 4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma and outside in Rollins Park. A large variety of original artworks, local authors’ novels, and homemade bath and body products will be displayed. Jewelry, candles, lights, purses, scarves and custom-made clothing will also be on sale. All are created by local artists. This is a perfect place to start your holiday shopping. Come join us for a fun-filled day. No admission fee. For more information contact Paul & Joyce O’Connor at pajorocks@msn.com
Friday, 11/1-Wine & Yoga , 6:30 PM, at Emerald Waves Healing. 21+. Please email Christine Frydenborg at docborg98@yahoo.com for more information.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities in October 25 – 11/2
 
Fridays, All-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at Beaver Creek Library.
 
Saturday, 10/26-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, 10/26-Free Yoga Classes are held at Montezuma Well at 2:45 PM every 2nd and 4th Saturday, October through December.  More details and further information is available at 928-567-3322 ext 0.
 
Mondays, All-Merry Movie Mondays at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. For more information call 928-567-4556.
Tuesday, 10/29–The BC Kiwanis Board  meets 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 
Saturday, 11/2–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM this Saturday on the first and third Saturdays from October through April and back to 8 AM to 10 AM for May.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.


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Dear Neighbors
 
The Yavapai County sign project is still underway, replacement of 400 mainly street and stop signs in our area. Chris from Yavapai County Public Works is hard at work below.  Contractor Earth Resources is continuing to complete chip sealing in several areas. (It is not working on Bice Rd, just was parked nearby for convenience.)
Halloween is rapidly approaching. As usual, we need volunteers to bring vehicles to Rollins park for Trunk ‘N Treat. We always have a good time on this holiday and parents and grandparents will sincerely appreciate your efforts. Please email the calendar crew or call Janet at 301-2749 if you want to participate.  Also this year there will be a Haunted House at Emerald Waves Healing.
Beaver Creek School was busy with special projects for our young students and training for the school staff which you will enjoy reading about below. At the end of the article is a final note on the U.A.C. company which was soliciting donations from area businesses. The donations are gratefully appreciated and a contract which was thought to be expired in 2011 is now officially terminated.
Looks like the Gasmart has finished repainting. The new color scheme sure changes what used to be an eyesore while driving on BC Road. Thank you to that business for making such a pleasant and unexpected change!
A buffet of fine activities awaits your choices for the next 4 days and beyond. Tomorrow is the Third Thursday evening at the businesses along Beaver Creek Rd who have something special for visitors at that time. On Friday, BCPHS has special guest speaker rancher & businessman Andy Groseta and Toddler Time is offered at the library. Saturday morning offers the bird walk at Montezuma Well and the first social hike of the season by the BC Trails Coalition. From 11 to 1 PM the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station has an open house and free food, too.   On Sunday, Sound Journey is featured at Emerald Waves Healing.
Monday brings the free flu shot clinic to the Beaver Creek Adult Center, just from 10:30 to Noon this year. If you didn’t already get one, please consider this opportunity. That evening there is Kids at Hope Training at BC School and Merry Movie Monday at the Adult Center. In between all of these are regularly scheduled meetings.
Many special events are scheduled during the rest of the month. Lots of information and many flyers are below.
Getting a flu shot on Monday,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Through The Lens of Hope
Good Things Happening in Beaver Creek School District-
September 2019!
Mr. Cody Kukulski’s second grade class went on a field trip to Red Rock State Park. They hiked and learned about bugs which tied in with their curriculum. Mrs. Cindy Ramirez and Mrs. Jordan Harris went to the Curtain Up series’ play about the American Revolution which was performed by Yavapai College students. They had a great time and learned a lot!
Mrs. Jill Agnew, Mrs. Cassie Weber, and Ms. Marla Sutcliffe Completed Kids at Hope Training Module 1. Board clerk, Mrs. Brandi Bateman, offered her time an expertise to this training. The participants are now knowledgeable in the philosophy which drives our work with kids.BC School Dist
The Sedona Literacy Center has resumed tutoring services for select 2nd and 3rd grade students. They focus exclusively on reading and promote growth through their 1:1 system of instruction.
Ms. Yolanda Sprinz has resumed K-Kids and Builders Club, two clubs for kids which are sponsored by Kiwanis. This club fosters good citizenship, strong moral character, community service, and leadership skills.
Students attended the Mindset Mission assembly. The assembly teaches kids to never give up, encourage others, and to do their best. The kids had a great time and learned some important skills too.
Ms. Ori Womack and Mrs. Lyndel Kelley attended the Arizona State Retirement System conference. They received updates to the system, legislative updates, and continued to develop their understanding of the program and its benefits so that they can continue to serve our staff at the highest level possible.
Students and staff did a great job on picture day staying organized and helping one another through the process. A special thank you to Ms. Sharon Brooks and Mrs. Micca Martinez for organizing the event, and to our parent volunteers Mrs. Crystal Turnbell and Mrs. Taylor Morales for their hard work.
Superintendent Karin Ward participated in a panel discussion on mental health and schools in Arizona. She was selected because of her long history of employing various techniques and partnerships with agencies such as Spectrum Healthcare to meet the many mental and behavioral health needs of students in our community.
We look forward to our Annual Walk to School Day October 1 on Beaver Creek Road.  Please be aware of slow traffic from 7 to 8 AM.
Students and staff will be enjoying Fall Break Monday, October 6 through Monday
Beaver Creek School District has been in communication with David Comer, Customer Service Manager of the Universal Ad Company (U.A.C.). We were sent the contract from Fanfare Sports from 2009 when I signed an agreement with this company.  We received Fundraising products in 2010 and 2011.
The company’s agreement shows that the agreement is in place until it is terminated by either party. I was under the impression that Fanfare Sports was no longer in business as we had not received products since 2011. I was mistaken. The name has evidently changed to UAC.
David Comer guaranteed that he will be sending the school fundraising products that are already in production. We appreciate that and will let the community know when the products arrive. After this fundraising shipment Beaver Creek School District requests termination of the agreement.
For community businesses who donated to UCA, thank you. We appreciate your dedication to our school fundraising needs.
In the future Beaver Creek School will always let the community know when there are fundraising efforts for school projects.
Mrs. Karin Ward
Superintendent
Beaver Creek School District #26
Special Events for October 17 through 31
Thursday, 10/17-The Rockin’ Art in Rimrock: Third Thursday Art Walk has most of our local Beaver Creek Rd merchants open from 4 to 6:30 PM offering specials and friendly interaction. Please come visit and enjoy the food, sales, and art. (See flyer below) 
 
Saturday, 10/19-A Social Hike on Wickiup Mesa Trails starts at 9 AM from the Forestglen Trailhead parking lot. Hike the Cedar Knoll and Golden Gulch Trails and back, about 2.4 miles. Fall wildflowers are a good possibility. Please contact KennTrout@beavercreektrails.org for more information. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 10/19– Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District will be hosting an Open House from 11 AM to 1 PM at both Station 81 (494 S. Main St. Camp Verde) and Station 82 (3240 E. Beaver Creek Rd. Rimrock). Free Hot Dogs and Beverages. Demos. Meet the fire crews, check out equipment and apparatus. You are invited!
Sunday, 10/20-Sound Journey is at 3 PM at Emerald Waves Healing on Beaver Creek Rd. Contact Christine Frydenborg at docborg98@yahoo.com for the details.
Monday, 10/21–FREE FLU Shots are available at the Beaver Creek Adult Center from 10:30 AM to Noon, 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 sponsored by Supervisor Tom Thurman. (See flyer below)
 
Monday, 10/21-Kids at Hope Training is at BC School from 5 PM to 8 PM. 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. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 10/26– ARIZONA’S “ROUGH RIDERS” To Commemorate Theodore Roosevelt’s Many Accomplishments appear  from 10 A. to 3 PM. Troop 1A of the Arizona Rough Riders Historical Association will commemorate the 161st birthday and accomplishments of President Theodore Roosevelt and the contributions of northern Arizona’s all-volunteer “Rough Riders” of the Spanish-American War of 1898. (See the complete info at www.calendarwiz.com/Rimrock )
 
Saturday, 10/26-Dance & Sing the Night Away from 5 to 8 PM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Eric Williams 1-Man Band, singers and more. $10 includes refreshments & prizes. Call 928-567-4556 for more information. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 10/26-The Autumn Star Party (meet inside the BC Library) is from 6 to 8 PM outside the Beaver Creek Library. Families are invited. There will be telescope viewing for “Fall Sky Night”. This is a program of the Verde Valley Astronomy Club. Call 928-567-4034 for the details. (See flyer below)
 
Sunday, 10/27-Succulents & Sips is at Emerald Waves Healing from 4:30 to 6 PM. Includes tea & wine tasting along with making potted succulents in a pumpkin.  $15 for one person, $25 for two. Contact Christine Frydenborg at docborg98@yahoo.com for the details.
Thursday, 10/31-Trick or Treat & Haunted House.   4:30 to 6:30 PM at Emerald Waves Healing.  Please email Christine Frydenborg at docborg98@yahoo.com for more information.
Thursday, 10/31-Halloween Spooktacular . The Beaver Creek Community Association, the Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District, businesses, organizations, & neighbors are sponsoring this charming event from 5 to7 PM in Rollins Park at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma. Trunk ‘n Treat, music, games, hotdogs, popcorn, apples and witch’s brew are featured. ALL FREE. Please escort your children to the Spooktacular. Bring flashlights since most parking is not lighted. Additional volunteers are needed to bring their vehicles for trunk ‘n treat! Candy and other treats available. Please call or text 301-2749 to volunteer to hand out treats next to your vehicle or from your vehicle’s trunk.  (See flyer below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities in October 15 – 31
 
Wednesday, 10/16-The Youth & Families Committee meets from 10 AM to 11:30 AM in the Beaver Creek School board room. Please contact Superintendent Karin Ward at 928-567-4631 if you are interested in attending. The Kids at Hope Training is a commitment of this group.
Thursday, 10/17–The CCF&M District Fire Board meets at 9 AM at Station 82 on Beaver Creek Rd 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/
Thursday, 10/17–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.
 
Friday, 10/18–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library. The speaker will be Andy Groseta on Verde Valley ranching. Everyone is welcome. Andy has been selling ranches in Arizona since 1978 (40 years). Andy is a 3rd generation rancher who lives in Cottonwood, Arizona. He and his family have been in the cattle ranching business in north central Arizona since 1922. 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
 
Fridays, All-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at Beaver Creek Library.
 
Saturday, 10/19–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 8 AM to 10 AM this Saturday and then from 9 AM to 11 AM on the first and third Saturdays from October through April and back to 8 AM to 10 AM for May.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
 
Monday, 10/21–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board  will meet at 1 PM in the BC Adult Center. Contact Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org  for further information.
 
Mondays, All-Merry Movie Mondays at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. For more information call 928-567-4556.
 
Saturday, 10/25-Free Yoga Classes are held at Montezuma Well at 2:45 PM every 2nd and 4th Saturday, October through December. Please see the flyer below for more details and further information is available at 928-567-3322 ext 0.
Tuesday, 10/29–The BC Kiwanis Board  meets 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
Saturday, 10/26-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'”.


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Beaver Creek eNews 10/4/2019

Dear Neighbors
We are so fortunate to be looking at another week of highs in the 80’s and lows in the 50’s. Such perfect October weather!! While on the subject of good things locally, the Beaver Creek Gasmart looks much better with its new tan & rust paint job. POBs (Pats on Back) to those who made the paint change possible.
Also, on the good news front. Yavapai County has begun a month-long project to improve the safety of our signs themselves and their use for those who observe them. Jon David, Signs & Pavement Markings Project Manager for Yavapai County Public Works, reports that “Crews are out working on a project in the Lake Montezuma/ Rimrock/ Mcguireville areas. The reason for the project is to change the sign mounting post from a U-channel type post which currently exists to a square post telespar type that is mounted in a concrete base. The new base and post comply with guidelines that we must follow, and it improves response time for signs that become damaged. We are also replacing around 400 street name signs in the area that do not comply with retro reflectivity standards. These types of projects have been ongoing in Yavapai County for the past few years.” More POB’s!
And now the ugly. A resident took a drive up the road past Sedona Sky School and while hiking found that people are dumping yard debris (tree limbs etc) and construction debris (broken cement blocks etc) in two different areas off the paved road and on the dirt side roads. Please utilize your burn permits for the slash and use the Camp Verde Transfer Station (the dump) or Grey Wolf for the construction waste. If possible and safe, report dumping in the surrounding forest to the Red Rock Ranger Station and on private property to YCSO.
photo by Bob Stewart
photo by Bob Stewart
The sweet fall weather brings us many special events to choose from and numerous activities. Tonight is Yoga & Wine at Emerald Waves Healing on Beaver Creek Rd.  On Saturday, several of our resident artists are presenting and speaking about their works at the Camp Verde Library starting at 10:30 AM.  This is your chance to see works from Sunshower Rose, Tammie Gardner-Williams, Sharron V Porter and Bill Helm.  Also on Saturday is another Montezuma Well Bird Walk.
On Monday, the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club’s featured guest is Ashton from Out of Africa.  The Beaver Creek Library is sponsoring two 3-class workshops for beginners on using Photoshop.  The first session starts on Monday.  Sign up promptly if interested.  More information is in the flyer below.  Merry Movie Nights begin at the BC Adult Center starting on Monday.
Yavapai Development Services will be present at the BC Library most of the day on Wednesday to answer questions about permits, zoning, building, etc.  More information is in the flyer below.
Check out all the activities happening in the next week.  The monthly free food schedule is also included.
Sitting on the front porch,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
“Visions of the Verde” Artists Special Event
    from Sunshower Rose
The Camp Verde Community Library and Friends of Beaver Creek Library will co-host an Art event Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Terra Cotta Room of the C.V. Community Library. Arizona Artists will be featured, who were juried into the Visions of the Verde exhibit, which is on display at Yavapai College, (Verde campus) art gallery until Oct. 11 closing reception.
Collaborative artwork by Sunshower Rose.
Participating artists will speak about their creative process regarding pieces currently on display at the College.   One of the artists, Sunshower Rose, will moderate this event. Her video “Green is the River” will be one of the featured pieces. Also from the Beaver Creek area: Sharron V. Porter and Tammie Gardner-Williams. We are still seeking local artists from “Visions of the Verde”, who wish to participate. Please contact Sunshower for further information: 928.550.1088.
Free event and free refreshments. Please come and learn about the Creative Process from these artists and chat with them after the presentation. Oct. 5 is the last day to view the traveling exhibition of the Arizona Water Ways, from the Smithsonian Institution, located upstairs at the Camp Verde Community Library, so don’t miss this opportunity!
Camp Verde Community Library address: 130 Black Bridge Loop Rd, Camp Verde, AZ 86322.  (See flyer below)
Special Events for October 4 through 12
Friday, 10/4-Yoga & Wine will be at Emerald Waves Healing on Beaver Creek Rd from 6:30 PM to 8 PM. $10. 21+, please.
Saturday, 10/5-“Visions of the Verde” sponsored by Friends of Beaver Creek Library will be presented at 10:30 AM at the Camp Verde Library. Local artist Sunshower Rose will be moderating and several of our own artists are featured. (See article & flyer below)
 
October, two 3-day sessions, Oct 7/21/28 or Oct 10/24/27-Both of these Photoshop Tutorials are for beginners. All classes meet from 4 PM to 5:30 PM in the Beaver Creek Library Quiet Room. Free registration. Please stop by the library to register NOW!. (See flyer below)
 
Wednesday, 10/9-Meet us at the Library! Yavapai County Development Services will be at the BC Library from 10:45 AM to 2 PM. Staff will answer questions about building, zoning, permitting and department questions. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 10/12-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)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities in early October
 
Fridays, All-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at Beaver Creek Library.
Saturday, 10/5 & 10/19–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM on the first and third Saturdays from October through April and back to 8 AM to 10 AM for May.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
 
Monday, 10/7–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  will  meet at the Beaver Creek Adult Center in Rollins Park, Lake Montezuma from 1 PM to 3 PM. The speaker will be Ashton from Out of Africa. The cost is $5 for coffee bar and snacks. Everyone is welcome to join us to visit and make plans for the new year. Come find out what is happening in Beaver Creek and bring a friend.  Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
Mondays, All-Merry Movie Mondays at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. For more information call 928-567-4556. (See flyer below)
 
Tuesday, 10/8–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, 10/8-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, 10/9–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, 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).
Fridays, All-Toddler Story Time is from 10:15 AM to 11 AM at BC Library.
 
Saturday, 10/12–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 Food Chart below)
 
Saturday, 10/12-Free Yoga Classes are held at Montezuma Well at 2:45 PM every 2nd and 4th Saturday, October through December. Please see the flyer below for more details and further information is available at 928-567-3322 ext 0. (See flyer below)
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
October 2019 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
(Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
 
 
Organization
Registration
Dates
Beaver Creek Food Bank
 
2nd Saturday each month
 
4th Tuesday, some items
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
(at the back of school in the gym)
567-4631
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Saturday, 10/12
7:45 to 9 AM
 
Tuesday, 10/22
1:30 to 2:15 PM
Free Food & Clothing
7th Day Adventist Church CV
 
Every Wednesday
7th Day Adventist Church in Camp Verde at 1406 N Boothill Dr & get in line.
Wednesdays,
10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30
 
9:30 AM to Noon
Also senior boxes with cheese monthy
Hot Meals & Food Boxes
Bread of Life Mission
 
Every Tuesday
 
Camp Verde Community Center at 435 S Main St in Camp Verde (at the back of the CV government bldg. off of E Hollamon St)
Food box only p/u at 3 PM
Tuesdays,
10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29
 
Dinner & boxes
5:30   PM Start
Mobile Food Pantry
Manzanita Outreach
 
2nd Tuesday
Our Shepherd Lutheran
Church at 1090 S Page Springs Rd in Cornville
Tuesday, 10/8
 
4 PM to 5:30 PM
Also senior boxes with cheese
Beaver Creek Baptist Church
 
 
Emerald Waves
 
 
 
Kiwanis Clothes Closet
 
3705 E Beaver Creek Rd
3470 E Beaver Creek Rd
3095 E Beaver Creek Rd
24/7 kiosk with non-perishables by door
 
Non-perishables 24/7 outside in pantry and produce inside as open
 
Wednesdays after 12
Items from 7th Day Food Bank
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Beaver Creek eNews 9/23/2019

Dear Neighbors
Maybe we’ll be enjoying some rain (or hail) with our busy week in Beaver Creek.  Please be safe and heed all alerts.  Everything is still being held later in the week, so don’t miss out on the Kiwanis Donation Spaghetti Dinner at the Fire House on Thursday or the free food and activities all day on Saturday in Rollins Park sponsored by Grace Community Lutheran Church, Beaver Creek Trails Coalition and Beaver Creek Kiwanis. Wonderful food and snow cones are free. Don’t miss face painting, games, a car show and trails information.  BC Kiwanis is working with Supervisor Thurman and Yavapai County Facilities to purchase additional playground equipment for Sycamore Park using Kiwanis funds.  Here is an example:
Beaver Creek School currently has a position open for a custodian. If there are any questions, please call the front office and ask for Lyndel Kelley. Applications can be printed off of the website at bcs.k12.az.us or picked up in the main office of the school. An IVP fingerprint clearance card is required.  Information on where to get the fingerprint card is also available from Lyndel.
The final nine fire hydrants (from the more than 50 total) have been installed thanks to our generous community benefactor Eddie Lodge. His bequest of $550,000 dollars toward the fire protection of Beaver Creek has been fulfilled. Fire Chief Terry Keller plans to put any remaining amount after the probate is completed toward the purchase of a water truck which will help serve those in the community whose residences aren’t located near water lines.
  • SW Corner of Drifting Sands & Rusty Spurs Rd
  • NW Corner of Eagle Cr & Hidden Hollow
  • East Side of Ho Hum Trail – adjacent to Lot 79 & Lot 80
  • SE Corner Shade Rd and Toltec Ln
  • SE Corner of Indian Dr & Montezuma Ave
  • NW Side Beaver Vista Rd – adjacent to Lot 40
  • NE Side of Chipmunk Hollow – adjacent to Lot 54
  • SE Corner of Deer Run Tr & Dusty Moccasin Tr
  • N Side of Deer Run Tr – adjacent to Lot 77
And finally, a heads up for October. Supervisor Tom Thurman and Nurse Sally McCoy will be at the Beaver Creek Adult Center on October 21 from 10:30 AM to Noon for the annual FREE Flu Shot Clinic.
Looking forward to seeing you out & about,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Yavapai County Fall Chip Seal Project
 
The Yavapai County contractor for the roads listed below is Earth Resources.  The tentative schedule was September 26 through October 4, but these dates are expected to be pushed back several days or more.  Generally roads are not blocked and one lane is kept open.  Please plan for a few extra minutes if you use one or more of these roads.
Coronado Trail (from the end of Rimrock Rd 1934 feet forward), Thunder Ridge Rd, Buffalo Grass Cr, Canyon Cr, Canyon Rd, Fawn Cr, Sedona View Cr, and Sedona View Ln.
Special Events for Late September
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.
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 and 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 car show, live music, and trails information. Everything is free. Please contact Marla Sutcliffe for further information. (See flyers below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities Last of September
 
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 
Wednesday, 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.
 
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/
Monday, 9/30–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
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Calendar Crew eNews 9/9/2019

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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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

Lots of Summer Events 6/11/2019

Dear Neighbors
With the arrival of mid June, the annual preparations for the Fourth of July Parade, Pancake breakfast, Celebration and Duck Race are in progress.  There is always interest in watching the parade, however we would like to see more participants in it.  Walkers are welcomed as well as motor vehicles and horses.  It’s a different experience doing the short route and doesn’t have to be anything fancy, though decorations and creativity are always appreciated.  Signing up can be done at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station or at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
The potential Verde Connect road and bridge project is a hot topic around here.  The Beaver Creek Community Association has heard presentations from both Connect and Disconnect.  BCCA will meet from 3 to 4 PM on Monday, 6/24, in the Beaver Creek Adult Center to finalize the association comment.  BCCA would appreciate further comments from local residents directed to contact@BeaverCreekAZ.us or at the meeting. Yavapai County is holding public meetings tonight in Cottonwood and tomorrow night in Camp Verde to present the alternatives and to take public comments.  Further information on these is below.
There have been questions about when the fog sealing will take place on Montezuma Avenue and Lake Montezuma Rd.  It has been cancelled due to the product specified with the Asphalt Paving and Supply contract would not work on these roads.  Yavapai County will reschedule treatment of these roads in the future, probably using chip seal.
Duck Tickets Here
Duck Race tickets are for sale at many locations through out Beaver Creek.  Good prizes as usual and the profit supports local Beaver Creek Kiwanis projects throughout the year.  The fine summer activities are continuing at our local library.  This afternoon, Ancestry.com training is featured from 1 to 3 PM.
On the road again
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events for second half of June 2019
 
Tuesday, 6/11-A Verde Connect Public Open House will be held at 6 PM in the Cottonwood Recreation Center located at 150 S 6th St next to the Cottonwood Library.

Wednesday, 6/12-A Verde Connect Public Open House will be held at 6 PM in the Camp Verde Schools Multi-Use Complex located at 280 Camp Lincoln Rd.

Thursday, 6/20-The Monthly Speaker at Beaver Creek Adult Center is Tammy Lambert from Abrio Care who will be speaking about fall prevention and safety for older adults. Please call 928-567-4556 for further information.
Sunday, 6/23-A Pizza Dinner followed by Bingo will be happening at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Please call 928-567-4556 for further information.
Beaver Creek Library Summer Programs for
            Adults, Teens, Children & Toddlers
Don’t miss out on special activities for all ages at the Beaver Creek Library this summer. The library is located at 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd and the phone number is 928-567-4034 to reach the librarians. The Adult series programs are on Tuesdays and start on June 11.
Tuesdays, 6/11-7/16-The Adult Library Program offers special activities at various times on Tuesdays. (See flyer below)
            Ancestry.com Training, 6/11 from 1 PM to 3 PM
            Reference USA Demographic Statistics Training, 6/18 from 1 PM to 3 PM
            Universal Classes & OverDrive, 6/25 from 9 AM to 10:30 AM
            South Africa Presentation, 6/25 from 1 PM to 3 PM
Wednesdays, 6/12-7/17-Pre-School Story Time is every Wednesday from 11 AM to Noon at BC Library. (See flyer below)
Wednesdays, 6/12-7/17-Teens Only Movies are every Wednesday from 1 PM to 3 PM at BC Library. (See flyer below)
 
Thursdays, 6/13-6/18-Summer Reading Program “A Universe of Stories” is every Thursday (except 7/4) from 1 PM to 3 PM at BC Library. (See flyer below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings, Activities & Classes thru 6/17
Tuesday, 6/11–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, 6/11-A 4th of July planning meeting will be held at 9 AM in the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. We hope everyone who wants a great event will attend, will only last one hour or less. Please contact Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for the details.
Monday, 6/17–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 at 1 PM. Contact Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org for further information.
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.
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Beaver Creek eNews 5/10/2019

Dear Neighbors

Javelina family crossing at Lake Shore Dr–photo by 
Edward Borowski

Most of us have seen many a May with sparse rainfall. To have several showers and continued wildflower production is an unexpected and joyful treat for our eyes. Last Saturday’s hikers on the trail to the Well Overlook were especially rewarded with a fine flower show.

Tomorrow-Saturday morning is another good one for a hike although there is a possibility of a shower later. It’s a good day to visit the early morning food bank at Beaver Creek School, cut weeds in your yard and take the slash to the free drop off outside of Camp Verde and return to get your vehicle washed by Key Club High School students at the fire station.
Postal Carrier
 Food Drive 2017

It’s also a time of year to donate items. The PTO is having a raffle at the BC School Spring Concert this Thursday and needs more raffle items from businesses and the community. Information about this is in the special event section. The BC Adult Center is having a rummage sale on May 31/June 1 and is looking for donated items to be brought to the Center. And this Saturday is the Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Drive. Please fill your bag with nonperishable food items and leave it by your mailbox.  The food goes to our local food bank at BC School.

This Sunday is Mother’s Day; special appreciation and respect sent to all! Taco Tuesday has returned to the fire station. On Thursday, there is an informational speaker on wills, trusts and deeds at the Adult Center and the Spring Concert at Beaver Creek School. On Friday there is a play at the school. The following Saturday brings us the Donation Pancake Breakfast at the Adult Center and a Hopi Drum Concert at Montezuma Castle.
The Beaver Creek Community Association has mailed the Beaver Creek Business Directory to every mail recipient in zip codes 86335 and 86342. The paper copy won’t be replaced for two or three years. However, it’s not too late to get your business listed in the online directory. If you are a paid member of the association, it is a free listing. If not, then the cost is $25.  Please email Chris at contact@BeaverCreekAZ.us if interested. The online directory is at the web site at www.BeaverCreekAZ.us. The emergency information and important contact phone #’s prepared by the Beaver Creek Community Action Team are on page 8. This information is also in card form which makes it convenient for refrigerator doors and car glove compartments. The card is being distributed at meetings and several locations.
Happy Mother’s Day to all our friends & relatives,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Special Events for May 11 Through May 20
 
Saturday, May 11–The Key Club Car Wash will be at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station from 10 AM to 1 PM. This is a Kiwanis high school teen group who do volunteer work and raise funds for charitable causes. Such a great opportunity to get your vehicle cleaned between storms and donate to good causes.
Sunday, May 12–The Grace Community Lutheran Church special service honoring mothers starts at 10:30 AM.  A dinner will follow with the men cooking and serving the women.
Tuesday, May 14–Taco Tuesday is at the Montezuma Rimrock Fires Station from 5 to 7 PM. Donations $$$ for the dinner. We are raising money to buy a Drone for the department. The fire personnel are taking classes to get certified to operate the drone. The drone will assist in Search and Rescue operations, checking out dangerous areas, etc. Come on down and enjoy a taco dinner, visit with your community and support our Fire Department!! Thank you, The Fire Auxiliary.
 
Thursday, May 16–Judge Duane Wyles, Retired Attorney at Law is the BC Adult Center’s next speaker in the BC Adult Center’s informational series starting at 9:30 AM. He will discuss WILLS, TRUSTS, AND DEEDS. Everyone is welcome, no charge. Please call 928-567-4556 for further information.
Thursday, May 16–BC School Spring Concert begins at 7 PM in the cafetorium. At our Spring Concert the PTO is hosting a raffle. We are asking for donations from businesses or creative baskets and crafts to raffle off. So far we are very grateful for the items that have been donated including gift certificates to Crickets, Magnolia Beauty Bar, Jerome Ghost Tours, Home Depot gift cards from the BC Community Assoc and an Escape Room. Several staff members have also agreed to create baskets for the event. Additional raffle items would be appreciated. Contact Principal Katrina Sacco at 928-567-4631 for more information.
Friday, May 17–The 21st Century (Fridays at BC School) Students Play Production

begins at 7 PM in the school cafetorium. Please call 928-567-4631 for more information.

Saturday, May 18–The Donation Pancake Breakfast is from 8 to 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Join your neighbors at the Center for pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and fruit – all for a suggested donation of $5. Yummy!! Phone:  928-567-4556 .
Saturday, May 18–A Hopi Drum Concert FREE. Montezuma Castle National Monument invites the public to an evening of music and dancing under the full moon. Ryon Polequaptewa will sing and drum while Living Traditions Dance Troupe will perform the Corn Dance and Horse Dance. This will be a visually stunning event you won’t want to miss! Call 928-567-3322 ext 0 for additional information.
Monday May 20–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Annual Mtg will be at 1 PM in the BC Adult Center. The program will include a Power Pt presentation, Volunteer of the Year Award, amendments to the By-Laws and election of board members. Janie Agyagos, Wildlife Biologist in the Red Rock Ranger District, will be the guest speaker. Please contact directors@beavercreektrails.org for additional information.  (See flyer below)
Regularly Scheduled May 11 through May 18
 
Saturday, 5/11–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, 5/13–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. Items for discussion include Yavapai County proposed zoning ordinance amendments concerning guest homes, metal panel fencing and mobile food units. Preparations will be made concerning the State Transportation Board July meeting in Cottonwood and opportunity to address our safety concerns with the TI 293 ramps at the McGuireville Interchange. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. www.BeaverCreekAZ.us
Monday, 5/13–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, 5/14–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, 5/14–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  meets at Robbie’s in Rimrock, 11 AM to 1 PM. Lunch (soup and salad bar) is $15. We will present $1000 check to this year’s scholarship recipient, hear progress report from last year’s recipient, install new officers, vote on revisions t bylaws, discuss and vote on location/day/time for next year’s monthly meetings (Sept to May), and present the award for Woman of the Year.  This is an important business meeting and we have a full agenda so please plan to attend.  Your vote is important.  Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
 
Wednesday, 5/15–A 4th of July planning meeting will be held at 9 AM in the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. We hope everyone who wants a great event will attend, will only last one hour or less. The first thing we need to do is to select a Grand Marshall and a Junior Grand Marshall.  Please contact Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for the details.
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.
 
Friday, 5/17–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library.  Meeting dates have changed to the 3rd Friday of each month.Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information. www.beavercreekhistory.com
4/1 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 dfferent days and times.  If you use one of the others, please call first to verify days and times available for drop-off.  (See flyer below)
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Where we are in a big world

Lake Montezuma, Arizona, is a teeny, tiny town or maybe a gistmedium-sized village in a big world.  When I came here several years ago, my first stop was the Post Office.  I wanted to ask whether my new home was in Lake Montezuma (86342), or Rimrock (86335).  I was warmly greeted by  Assistant Postmistress Tre. There was no big line for service in this Post Office, no red rope barrier hanging from yellow plastic posts. Tre soon introduced me to Postmistress Lisa as well.  These two charming and friendly ladies explained to me that, although I live within 100 feet of the Lake Montezuma Post Office, my address could be either Rimrock or Lake Montezuma, and that I did not need to put up a mailbox, as there is no mail delivery to my door.  They proceeded to rent me a PO Box, though they said I could also get a box from the Rimrock Post Office if I preferred.  Hmmmm. . .

 

Now, this might have discouraged some people, but to me it was absolutely perfect!  I had rented my new home on Craigslist, and stumbled blindly into a place where even Google maps could not quite locate me, Bing was unsure of my zipcode, and Qwest maps wasn’t altogether clear that my street existed at all.  To the USPS big digital database, my new location was strictly unknown, physical whereabouts optional.  Directions to relatives do not include “turn left at the 3rd streetlight”, because, of course, that would be three  streetlights beyond this place.

 

I have since learned that Rimrock works for deliveries, Lake Montezuma works for Post Office Box mail only, and Beaver Creek might be another option for my community moniker. Beaver Creek is inclusive of McGuireville as well as Rimrock and Lake Montezuma. Several thousand people call Beaver Creek home.

 

It’s not exactly rural, though it’s unincorporated.  Lake Montezuma itself has a wonderful restaurant, and there are several others, as well as two discount stores, several antique and thrift shops, a feed store, Montezuma Well, first class hiking trails, and three gas stations within five miles.  There are schools and a very good library in Rimrock, several churches, very active community organizations, some stop signs, and from time to time a bar or liquor store opens and closes.  No grocery store, but the gas stations and discount stores do what they can to fill that need.  There are rumors of a grocery/deli coming to Rimrock. There once was a big golf course with a restaurant and bar here, and there are always rumors that it will become active again.  Meanwhile, visitors keep looking for the big lake, which is really a nice big pond with dozens of ducks and geese.  Wet Beaver Creek is a fully functioning, beautiful, clear creek, and we have two parks, a big one on Beaver Creek and a small one in front of the Post Office.

The friendly ladies at the Post Office are a daily delight. They know every resident’s name, the names of their kids and dogs and cats, mothers and dads, aunts and uncles. They assist some of us in and out of the lobby and down and up the front steps, even when the occasional wanderer arrives in pajamas and is unsure how to get back home.  They somehow find my lost packages, and they call me when my puppy gets loose and runs around the park without me. They know exactly where we are in the world!  Thank you both so much for making life in a small place just terrific. You are truly good neighbors.

PS to USPS:  I wanted to be sure not to say anything which would cause USPS anxiety in this post office, so I looked up what I think is the appropriate rule in a manual here.  I believe that Handbook PO-209 for Retail Operations says it nicely on page 8:

The Post Office lobby is the principal business office of the Postal Service. For many customers, the lobby is their close-up view of Postal Service operations; therefore, its appearance, convenience, and efficiency directly affect the Postal Service’s public image. The perfect transaction includes clean lobbies that are stocked with forms and supplies and professionally attired, friendly retail professionals who are knowledgeable about the products and services offered by the Postal Service and know how to match these to our customers’ needs each and every time. The retail professional must follow the GIST (Greet, Inquire, Suggest, and Thank) model during every retail transaction conducted.

I guess I could say more, but you get the GIST.