BCS 8th Grade Promotion – Parade & More 5/20/2020

Dear Neighbors
Beaver Creek’s 8th Grade Promotion is tonight for 40 students.  Despite the current pandemic hardships, this may be one of the most memorable events for these honored community members.  School staff and parents have worked hard and creatively to make the promotion events heartwarming for the students, families and the community.
The events tonight may establish some new traditions which may be integrated with the older well-loved events of the past in the future.  Some new, some old, which may be what’s in the future for all of us.
This week the school has sponsored a photographic set up on the stage for families to utilize and video to be taken for the ceremonies.  Yesterday the school had a Zoom awards ceremony for the 8th Grade. Tonight promotion vehicles will line up at the school where students will receive their certificates.  The community parade starts at 6 PM.  The route is below and everyone is invited to come out and wave at the Class of 2020 going on to high school in the fall.
And there is more!  Parents have arranged to continue honoring the Class of 2020 at the new drive-in on Hwy 260 at the Coury roundabout exit next to Jones Ford.  Parents have arranged a slide show including each student who will be called up to receive two roses.
All the details and maps are below.  Don’t miss a special parade if you are available at that time.
Finding something to wave at the kids & their families
. . the calendar crew  
 CLASS OF 2020 Parade Directions & Route
 

CLASS OF 2020 Parent Sponsored After Promotion at The new Drive-In
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eNews 5/18/2020 – Lots of Info

Dear Neighbors
Watch out for the wind today and especially tomorrow…predicted to be up to 31 MPH today and 37 MPH on Tuesday. No fires allowed per Copper Canyon Fire & Medical restrictions.
The Beaver Creek Library is back to their 6 day a week schedule which includes Saturdays. Service is still call ahead for curbside service. Open 10:30 AM to 6 PM Mondays through Thursdays and 9 AM to 3 PM on Friday and Saturday.
The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club wishes to thank everyone who bid on the four-basket fundraiser. $400 was contributed for the scholarship fund.
Last Thursday was the first weekly Food Share in Beaver Creek. These will continue throughout the summer in addition to the Beaver Creek Food Bank at the Beaver Creek School the 2nd Saturday morning of each month. The Beaver Creek Kiwanis have purchased 60 whole frozen chickens for the boxes this Thursday which will again be a drive through at Beaver Creek School from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Thank you to Marlyn Van Keuren, YC District 2 Executive Assistant for making this happen, to the Salvation Army for making the delivery and to Manzanita Outreach for providing and packing the food. Volunteers at the site included Marlyn, Jodi Rooney (candidate in the upcoming District 2 election), Jessica Herrera, Roz Birdsall, Mark Holst, Bev Jackson (Cornville Community Association President), Beth Franklin (BC Librarian), and Janet Aniol.
****On Wednesday, May 20, Beaver Creek School’s 8th grade class will be doing a parade for their promotion. The parade will begin at BC School and follow a route that takes us down by the Lake Montezuma Village Square (see picture). The parade will begin at the school at 6 PM. Staff and Parents are hoping to get support from the community. Please come out and cheer on our 8th graders as they prepare to move on to high school. Thank you in advance for your support in making what could have been a disappointment to our students into something memorable for them.
The Beaver Creek Community Association is working on a questionnaire for the six candidates for the office of Yavapai County District 2 Supervisor in order to give voters more information. If you would like to make a recommendation for a question, please email the calendar crew. The BCCA board meets today, further information is below.
Since all six of the above candidates are Republicans, the new supervisor will be elected in the Primary election on August 4. Information for registered Independents is below.
Wind in the forecast,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
 
Yes! Arizona has an open primary law which allows any voter who is registered as independent to cast a ballot for one of the officially recognized political parties in State Primary Elections. Independent voters on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) will receive a postcard in the mail asking them to choose which party ballot they wish to receive for the Primary Election. The corresponding primary ballot will then be sent by mail to the voter to complete approximately 27 days prior to the election.
Independent voters who go to the polls on Election Day will be given the option to choose a party ballot at that time.
Monthly Meeting – Via Zoom
 Monday, May 18, 2020, 3:00 PM
Beaver Creek Community Association 
AGENDA
 
Public participation is appreciated. There is a 2-minute time limit for public participation/comments from individuals. We encourage people to use ZOOM to participate.
Call for Public Discussion Items not listed below. Discussion with residents.
President’s Update :
  1. Minutes for March & Financial Report: Request to accept donations toward Rollins Park upkeep from Mikki & Terry Weissinger and Dennis & Janet Aniol
  1. New Business.   Discussion and possible action on each
  • Cornville Community Association request for assistance in the P&Z process in reference to the Spring Creek Ranch proposal. From their president, Bev Jackson, If you could encourage your citizens to write a letter opposing Spring Creek Ranch that would be WONDERFUL.  The developers have been all over Sedona getting signatures on form letters and have almost 200!   Each household can submit one letter.  There are instructions for addressing on our website. www.cornvilleaz.org As soon as we know when this will be heard by the P&Z Commission, I will also share that date so that anyone who is willing to attend and support our fight against adding 2100 units (4200+ people) on less than 1% of the land occupied by the slightly less than 4000 people currently in our small community.”
  1. Old Business. Discussion and possible action on each
  • Rollins Park update
  • District 2 Supervisor Tom Thurman wrote to ADOT in support of our quest to improve and reconstruct TI 293 on I-17 at McGuireville. He received the following response from the Division Director of Multimodal Planning, “I am in receipt of your email and have directed our planning team to add this project to our current call for projects. It will be added to the list of projects to be reviewed and evaluated for prioritization in the 2022 project priority list.”
  • 6 candidates for the District 2 Supervisor office. List of questions for candidate responses to help our votes make an informed decision.
  • Thank you letter to Supervisor Tom Thurman for his letter to ADOT on our behalf.
  • Thank you letter to Marlyn Van Keuren for her work in setting up a weekly food share for Beaver Creek.
 
 
Adjournment. The next meeting is at 3 PM on June 8, 2020 in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
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Food Boxes and Books, Covid Update 5/13/2020

Dear Neighbors
Food boxes are being delivered to Beaver Creek School for community pick up from 9:30 to 10:30 AM tomorrow (Thursday) thanks to Yavapai County Staff and coordination by Marlyn Van Keuren, District 2 Executive Assistant. It will be drive through with delivery to your vehicle. Yes, you may pick up for a friend, relative or neighbor. Just be prepared to give a name and number in the household for each box. Please call your neighbors who do not have Internet service and might not get this information. We do encourage neighbors to pick up and take care of the food for those who are at work and cannot make this time. If we should run out of food, we will take your name and get more on Friday.
The Beaver Creek Public Library (located next to BC School) is now open for curbside service from 10:30 AM to 6 PM Mondays through Thursdays and form 9 AM to 3 PM on Friday. There will not be Saturday service for a while. Please call in or email your requests and arrange a pickup time. 928-567-4034. Registration for the Summer Reading Program for families ends on Friday. Detailed information is below. Please call 928-567-4034 for a registration form. There is a mailbox by the library door to receive registration forms.
The Yavapai County Community Health Service Update is below. Sadly, as of last weekend, Beaver Creek is no longer zero for confirmed COVID-19 cases. Free testing is again available at the Spectrum on Mingus. Last Saturday, one of our residents entered at 11:40 and exited after having been swabbed at 11:48 AM. There is also information regarding a rare but concerning threat to small children and a review of the drug Remdesivir.
Here is a link to the new Pandemic Unemployed Assistance for the self-employed, independent contractors and gig works. This just became available yesterday. https://pua.azdes.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx
Enjoying the cooler weather,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
May 12 
th Update – Yavapai County Community Health Services
Yavapai County reports 221 COVID-19 Cases, Additional Recoveries
Apache
744
Coconino
720
Cochise
43
Graham
20
Greenlee
2
Gila
19
La Paz
22
Maricopa
6,219
Mohave
207
Navajo
1,017
Pima
1,623
Pinal
636
Santa Cruz
51
Yavapai
221
Yuma
207
159,092 Arizonans have been tested for COVID-19 with 11,736 positive cases and 562 deaths. Yavapai County has tested 5,320 residents (4,083 PCR tests, 1,237 antibody tests), 221 positives, 20 recovered, and deaths.  The YCCHS staff continue to critically assess test data. VVMC reports no hospitalizations from COVID-19, with 10 persons under investigation (PUI).  YRMC reports hospitalizations with COVID-19, PUIs on West Campus, on the East Campus.  The VA has no COVID-19 hospitalizations or PUIs.
New Developments in COVID-19:
Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome – Rare, but Concerning
The coronavirus has largely spared children. Most confirmed to be infected have had only mild symptoms, but pediatricians across the world have recently started to alert epidemiologists to cases of a new disease preliminarily named Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome, which is likely related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Parents need to be aware of this syndrome; however, they do not need to panic.
Symptoms can include fever, rash, reddish eyes, swollen lymph nodes and sharp abdominal pain. They do not usually include two common hallmarks of Covid-19: cough and shortness of breath.  The syndrome can bear some resemblance to a rare childhood illness called Kawasaki disease, but as doctors learn more, they are emphasizing that the two conditions are not the same.
What is Remdesivir?  Remdesivir doesn’t cure coronavirus.  The experimental drug, which may speed up recovery from a COVID-19 infection, may be the best treatment we have against a virus that’s on a global rampage.  Late last week, the FDA authorized emergency use (AEU) of the antiviral drug, however no drugs are currently FDA-approved for treating COVID-19, and Remdesivir will still need formal approval. The move for AEU came on the heels of preliminary results from a clinical trial that found patients treated with Remdesivir had a 31 percent faster recovery than those who received a placebo. Average recovery was shortened to 11 days from 15 days, and the drug also slightly decreased the likelihood of dying from COVID-19.
Supply of Remdesivir is limited, and its currently reserved for the sickest COVID-19 patients – those with blood oxygen levels at or below 94 percent and who require supplemental oxygen.  The White House and FEMA have stepped in to help coordinate distribution.
·      For Yavapai County data and COVID-19 Resources for Re-Opening, www.yavapai.us/chs
·      The Yavapai Emergency Phone Bank – 928-442-5103 M-F, 8-5.  Weekends, call 2-1-1.
Terri Farneti
Public Health Coordinator
Yavapai County Community Health Services
(928) 442-5596
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