Dear Neighbors
We had a lot of good luck here and didn’t experience any flooding from Tropical Storm Rosa.  Most of us got a slow, steady rainfall that soaked peacefully into the ground.  This was an unexpected treat.
This & That:
  • There will be an additional free food bank distribution open to the public at BC School on 10/23 from 2:45 to 3:15 PM in the cafeteria
  • Several neighbors have requested that folks keep barking dogs inside during evening hours so that they can sit outside or walk and enjoy the nice weather without the noise.
  • A correction for the MRFD Auxiliary quilt raffle featured in the last eNews: the tickets are $3 each or two for $5.
  • This all ways stop was installed at the intersection of Navajo & Valancius in July by Yavapai County Public Works as a safety measure.
  • Congratulations to the Yavapai Apache Nation and ADOT for their construction careers partnership (more info below)
  • The Town of Camp Verde Parks & Recs invites grade school age children to their Fun Fitness & Sports Fridays (info below)
Upcoming this weekend are the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Lake Montezuma Property Owners’ Association and the the 25th anniversary for the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  The bird walks at Montezuma Well start on Saturday.  On Monday YC Sheriff Waugh will be at the Adult Center and the Financial Peace University starts at Beaver Creek Baptist Church.  Free flu shots will be given at the Adult Center on Friday.
Special events for later in the month include the public hearing about combining the Montezuma Rimrock and Camp Verde Fire Districts, the Beaver Creek Trails day, the free food distributions at Beaver Creek School and the Halloween Spooktacular.  As always, we need more vehicles for Trunk ‘N Treat.  Please call 928-301-2839 or send a return email to the eNews about participating.
 
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Special Events in October
Saturday, 10/6-The 50th Anniversary of Lake Montezuma Property Owners’ Association (BCCA) starts at 2:30 PM. LMPOA (recently known as the Beaver Creek Community Association) is celebrating 50 years of serving the community. Please join us for an Italian buffet dinner, music and raffle on the patio at Robbie’s, 5155 N Dave Wingfield Rd in Rimrock, starting at 2:30 PM. We are highlighting our involvement since our founding with the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District. Virginia Bartling (Virginia Engle) will speak about the mid 90’s when she was LMPOA President during the great flooding and the formation of the first MRFD elected fire board. Dinner tickets are $20 for adults and free for under 18. Tickets are available at Robbie’s, from a board member, or online at www.BeaverCreekAZ.US
 
Sunday, 10/7-The 25th Anniversary Party for the Beaver Creek Adult Center starts at 2 PM at the Center. FREE!!! Come enjoy a grand re-opening of the Adult Center. Sandwiches & goodies will be served at 2 PM, and a video presentation by Irene Klein will occur about 3 PM. The celebration will also honor Juanita Morrell who included a donation for the Center in her will. Some of these funds are being used for remodeling of the Center which has been a team effort by the current Board and volunteers, and former Board Member Kathy Schroettner.   Phone:  928-567-4556
Mondays starting 10/8-The Financial Peace University is held at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church from 6 to 8 PM on Mondays through December 3. $109 for the classes. Register at www.fpu.com/1074466 . Contact Dave Geyman at 928-301-0297 for more information.
Friday, 10/12–Free Flu Shots are available at the BEAVER CREEK ADULT CENTER from 10 AM to 1 PM, 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.
Wednesday, 10/17–The Montezuma Rimrock Fire District public hearing for a potential merger with the Camp Verde Fire District will be held at 6:30 PM at Beaver Creek Rd. Please contact Robyn Cook at 928-567-9401, ext 8002 for additional information.
Saturday, 10/20–Beaver Creek Trails Day is celebrated in Sycamore Park from 11 AM to 2 PM. Coffee & lemonade will be ready at 11 AM. Dutch oven enchiladas, beans and peach cobbler will be ready to serve at noon. We have a raffle gift for everyone, information on a proposed new trail, trail tool display, sign-ups for hikes and trail maintenance, and displays from other organizations. Please contact Stan Mish at 928-606-2925 for more information. (See press release below)
 
Tuesday, 10/23-Free Food Distribution in the Beaver Creek School Cafeteria from 2:45 to 3:15 PM. This additional distribution from St Mary’s Food Bank is open to the public.
Wednesday, 10/31-Halloween Spooktacular . The Beaver Creek Community Association and the Beaver Creek Kiwanis with the help of Neighbors, Businesses, & Organizations are sponsoring the annual 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. More volunteers to bring their vehicles for trunk ‘n treat are needed! Candy and other treats available. Please call or text 301-2749 (answered at Beaver Creek Transit) to volunteer.
Regularly Scheduled Events & Activities for 10/8 thru 10/13
Saturday, 10/6–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 8:30 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
 
Monday-Friday, 10/8-10/12-Fall Break at Beaver Creek School
 
Monday, 10/8-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. YCSO Sheriff Scott Mascher will be available to answer questions. We will also discuss Halloween Spooktacular. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. www.BeaverCreekAZ.US
 
Tuesday, 10/9–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  We will discuss Halloween activities. Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
Tuesday, 10/9–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. Starla Collins from “Nurses Network” home health agency will be the speaker. Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch, see old friends and make new friends. Come find out what is happening in Beaver Creek and bring a friend. Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
Wednesday, 10/10–The Blood Pressure Clinic  is available the second Wednesday of each month in the BC Adult Center from 9:30 AM to 11 AM.  Come get your blood pressure taken by Sue Brann, RN.
Friday, 10/12–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library.  Betty Gaudy will speak about the history of weaving . Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information. www.beavercreekhistory.com   (See flyer below)
Saturday, 10/13–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631
Saturday, 10/13-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
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ADOT partnership helps tribal members launch construction careers

Academy teams agency, Yavapai-Apache Nation, community college
Participants
PHOENIX – With the Arizona Department of Transportation covering the cost of training and providing safety gear for participants, dozens of members of the Yavapai-Apache Nation have completed a Construction Academy that helps them launch careers in transportation.
Among other instruction, the academy offers flagger certification and safety training required to work on construction projects within and around the reservation in the Verde Valley. In addition, some participants have received training required to obtain commercial driver licenses allowing them to drive for construction contractors.
It’s another example of ADOT’s On-The-Job-Training Supportive Services Program helping expand career opportunities for members of tribal nations. In 2017, a Construction Academy sponsored by ADOT helped members of the Tucson-area Pascua Yaqui Tribe earn certification to work on tribal construction projects.
“These partnerships with tribes are a natural extension of programs designed to connect people with opportunities in the transportation industry,” said Dr. Vivien Lattibeaudiere, ADOT’s employee and business development administrator. “Training offered through ADOT, through contractors, through community colleges and through other avenues connects members of disadvantaged groups, including those who are unemployed, with construction careers.”
Seven members of the Yavapai-Apache Nation who completed the most recent Construction Academy training also got hands-on experience in concrete masonry and carpentry trades through various construction projects on the reservation. In the process, those who completed all instruction offered over 16 weeks received six units of college credit in blueprint-reading, construction math, masonry and carpentry.
This latest phase of instruction, offered in collaboration with Gila Community College, expands a Construction Academy Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program that ADOT and the Yavapai-Apache Nation’s Tribal Employment Rights Organization (TERO) launched last year.
“The partnership with Gila Community College and ADOT has helped to educate and give practical skills to our tribal members,” said Brian M. Kelley, the Yavapai-Apache Nation’s TERO officer. “This was an opportunity that we needed and really enjoyed.”
ADOT’s On-The-Job-Training Supportive Services Program, part of the agency’s Business Engagement and Compliance Office, offers Construction Academy programs to help remove barriers to construction careers for members of disadvantaged groups, including minorities, women and those who are unemployed. ADOT’s commitment extends to helping participants move on to construction apprenticeships and providing support and guidance as they work toward journeyman status.
Various other Construction Academy opportunities are available around the state. Individuals also can receive training that will help them become concrete finishers, block masons, highway surveyors, heavy equipment operators and commercial drivers.
ADOT covers training costs and fees for participants and provides support including transportation and child care assistance, job-readiness training, and safety gear such as hard hats and protective eyewear.
During the recently completed federal fiscal year, ADOT’s On-The-Job Training Supportive Services Program received $112,000 from the Federal Highway Administration to offer workforce-development initiatives.
For more information or to apply for a Construction Academy, please visit  azdot.gov/BECO, call 602.712.7761 or pick up materials at the ADOT Business Engagement and Compliance Office, 1801 W. Jefferson St., Suite 101, in Phoenix.
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