Dear Neighbors
The annual meeting of the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition is this morning at 8:30 AM.  If you have the time to attend this morning, you will see two fine slide presentations on the local and Verde Valley trail efforts.  Also today is the last meeting until fall of the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club.  They will be awarding a $1000 scholarship, honoring the Woman of the Year and announcing donation recipients in addition to enjoying time together.
Yavapai County ballots concerning the extension of the jail district sales tax (up to a quarter of a cent) need to be received by 7 PM on May 15.  Mailing is not recommended at this late date.  The ballots may be dropped off in Camp Verde at the Town Hall or at the Yavapai-Apache Community Center.  In Cottonwood, the ballots may be dropped off at the County Annex on 6th Street.  If you can’t get either place, please call Beaver Creek Transit to collect your ballot and deliver it for you.  The services provided by the jail district need to continue and is an obligation for us all.
This Friday the BC Preservation & Historical Society has a special guest speaker who will tell the story of the former sheep industry in the Verde Valley and throughout Arizona.  The new start time for these presentations is 10 AM.
Saturday morning the free food bank distribution starts at BC School at 7:45 AM.  Then Dump the Drugs returns to the BC Adult Center from 10 AM to Noon.  The marionette show begins in the same location at 2 PM followed by the Mother’s Day Pot Luck at 5 PM.  We can get rid of unwanted medications, see an entertaining puppet show and celebrate Mother’s Day all in one place this year!!  It’s nice to see this building purchased and operated by volunteers getting such good use.
Also on Saturday the National Association of Letter Carriers is sponsoring the Fill a Bag and Stamp Out Hunger Campaign.  Please put non-perishables in the bags and place them by a mailbox.  Your donations will go to the food bank at Beaver Creek School.  Thank you!
Celebrating the wonderful month of May,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Special Events May 8 through May 12
Tuesday, 5/8-The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Annual Meeting is from 8:30 AM to 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library.  Help us celebrate the BCTC accomplishments of the year as reviewed in a PowerPoint presentation.  Guest speaker Adam Barnett, Recreation Staff Officer in the Red Rock Ranger District, has a slide show on volunteer efforts in the district.  The supporter of the year award will be presented to David Brown and the volunteer of the year award will be presented to John Barth.  Elections, financial report and refreshments, too.  Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for additional information.
Saturday, 512-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.  
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities May 8 – May 12
Tuesday, 5/8–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
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, 5/8-The MRFD Auxiliary meets at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  Please email Lana Burks at for further information.
Tuesday, 5/8–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets at  Grace Community Lutheran Church from 11 AM to 1 PM   The final meeting of this spring will be a celebration with presentation of our $1000 award to our Scholarship recipient here in BC.  The recipient has been invited to the meeting and luncheon.  We will also announce which community organizations will receive donations with money earned from our fundraiser “Tea”.  The Woman of the Year will be voted on and presented with an award at this meeting.  Lunch will be served at a cost of $13. All community members are welcome.  Please join us for a nice meal.  Contact Chair Marie Kraetz, president, at (928) 567-4832 for more information.
Wednesday, 5/9–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.
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)
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)
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical at Work
Another Accident on I-17 and more since this one
On May 2, 2018 at approximately 8:30am, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical responded to a reported accident on I-17 SB at milepost 306. Upon arrival crews encountered a 2 vehicle accident. Per DPS units on scene the accident was a head on collision between a passenger car and a pickup. There were single patients in each vehicle and both patients were transported to an area hospital. The exact cause of  the accident was unknown and was being investigated by DPS.  Units from Copper Canyon Fire were assisted by Pinewood Fire. Inclement weather in the area was a possible cause.
Steve Sarkesian
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical
Battalion Chief
Late March & Early April Good Things at Beaver Creek School
Good Things Happening in Beaver Creek School District!
Beaver Creek School students have begun the state testing process. So far all students have been putting effort into their work and are proud to show the things they have learned.
The 21st Century Learning Community Program planning a field trip to Yavapai College’s Sci-Tech event. They are looking forward to developing a deeper understanding of STEAM concepts.
Mrs. Bleak has been taking an extra professional development course on teaching STEAM. She now has an opportunity to share her new knowledge with our 7 th  grade students who see her four times a week for a STEAM class.
Mr. Womack set up water catchment barrels so we can start using rainwater for the  onsite garden.
Ms. Nunn has been working with the 21 st  Century kids on Fridays to maintain the garden. She incorporates STEAM activities into her lessons. This class provides in depth hands on learning experiences which help students to understand scientific concepts. The kids love to learn in their gardening class.
The preschool class has also been sprouting seeds and watching their bulbs bloom in the preschool garden.
The Bobcat softball and baseball teams are both working hard at practices and games. The kids are thrilled to be a part of the teams, and parents are enjoying watching as well. The ball fields look great thanks to the maintenance crew!
We will be having the Life and Safety presentation for Pre-k-3 on April 11.  Our firefighter and forest service workers get together to put on a puppet show with lights, sounds, and special surprises that help to teach our younger students about being safe.  The kids will also get to meet Smokey the Bear.
Teachers are working hard to continue to use the  Capturing Kids Hearts  program to build gratitude among our students through class meetings that discuss all of the topics and continue to keep the lesson working in our classrooms.
The Yavapai County Nurses will continue to audit our students’ health records and make sure they are properly immunized.
Ms. Artrip hosted our annual Kindergarten Roundup to welcome children who will be in kindergarten next year. We are excited to have new bobcats join our student body!
Kindergarten and Preschool Registration is on-going in the front office Monday through Friday.
Be looking forward to the Beaver Creek Historical Society completion of the tile project depicting the historical timeline of the area! This project organized by Governing Board member Betty Hart will be found in the courtyard area of the school campus.
Mrs. Karin Ward
Beaver Creek School District #26
4810 E Beaver Creek Road
Rimrock, Arizona 86335
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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