Dear Neighbors
It used to be that things didn’t get really busy around here until mid-September. That sure changed! Today BCCA meets in the afternoon at 3 PM and the BC School Board meeting is at 6 PM. On Tuesday the BC Kiwanis meet in the AM and Wednesday morning blood pressure checks are available in the BC Adult Center. Wednesday evening is the Al-Anon meeting and the Rimrock Farmers Market followed by a possible Friends of Beaver Creek Library meeting on Thursday. The Public Participation meeting for the proposed Primrose Peaks Estates is Saturday afternoon. A FREE smart device help table is available at the BC Adult Center during Saturday morning.
On a sad note, we have lost another community volunteer and friend to many.   Sharon Casmier died on Wednesday, August 7, at age 76 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She lived in Lake Montezuma from February 2003 until September 2016. Sharon was active in the Beaver Creek Garden Club as an Arizona Master Gardener and the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club. The local Garden and Christmas Tours were enhanced by her participation and generous sharing of her beautiful home and landscaping. Funeral Mass will be held in Sumner, Washington on August 19. Her husband Richard P Casmier can be contacted at 12909 130th Ave Ct E, Puyallup, WA 98374 or
Our Beaver Creek businesses have been making some changes. Rask’s Auto Service is now in McGuireville just west of the gas station. Curtis and Yolanda are located in the green two-bay building next to Lucas Hunt’s A Tow Truck operation. Rask’s phone number is the same, 567-7345, and A Tow Truck can be reached at 254-8145. Rimrock Automotive & Cycle Repair has opened at 3180 E Beaver Creek Rd managed by Alex Ferguson at 567-4174. Cricket’s Sandwich Shop will have a new tenant. Date of opening is not yet announced, but word on Zuni Way is that long time owner (35 years) Kay Nye has shared her fabulous cinnamon roll recipe with the new chef.
Dreaming about cinnamon rolls,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
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
Thank you to our “A Universe of Stories” Youth Summer Reading Program Sponsors
  • Yavapai County Library District
  • Arizona State Libraries
  • Friends of Beaver Creek Library- and Board Members, Special Thanks to Gail Mello
  • Beaver Creek School- Maintenance, Administrative and Office Staff- Maintenance- Harry Moore, Gabe, Dawn, Dave, and Megan. Administration and Office Staff- Lyndell Kelly, Ori Womack, Sharon Brooks, Kat Sacco and Karin Ward.
  • Verde Valley Astronomy Club- Special thanks to Larry Campisi, and the VV astronomy club.
  • Lowell Observatory- Special thanks to Jelena Lane and Joshua Hogan.
  • Beaver Creek Transit- Janet Aniol and Edward Borowski.
  • Canyon Valley Medical and Robbie’s
  • Our Super Volunteers- Adults- Karlene Voepel, Jane Kaufman-Balis, and Kenn Trout
  • Youth- Mia Lehto, Catherine Worden, Quinn Franklin, Griffin Franklin, and Dylan Cooper!
  • Local Businesses and the Community Newsletter for distributing Advertising!
Scheduled This Week:  August 12 through 17
Monday, 8/12–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. Discussion of procedures for public participation meeting on Primrose Peaks Estates. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. The agenda is posted at
Monday, 8/12–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:
Tuesday, 8/13–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.
Wednesday, 8/14–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 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 problems.
Thursday, 8/15–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.
Saturday, 8/17–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, 8/17–The Primrose Peaks Estates public participation meeting is at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek School Multipurpose Building (Auditorium). There will be a presentation of information and an opportunity to comment of ask questions.
Orientation for Volunteer Reading Tutors at Beaver Creek School
T he Sedona Literacy Center  is recruiting volunteers (no experience necessary) to work with 2 nd  and 3 rd  grade students who need a little extra help catching up with their classmates in reading and writing at Beaver Creek School.  This is one-on-one work, done in a group setting on Friday mornings.  The program has been in operation since 1988 in the Sedona area and has the support of the school district.
We will hold an Orientation for interested persons on Sept. 5 th  from 10 AM to noon at the  Beaver Creek School District Board Room.  While we need several new volunteers, we also always need substitutes for our regular tutors when they are sick or gone.  Find out more about the history of the program and upcoming training and tutoring days at .  Contact Carolyn Fisher at   for more information if you can’t attend the Orientation.  Attending the orientation does not obligate you to participate.  Please come see if this is something that you would enjoy doing.
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