Dear Neighbors
 
The Calendar Crew is trying to keep pace with the postponements of services, school dates and special activities. However, these changes are happening so quickly we feel that the calendar may often be inaccurate. Please phone or email to check availability before driving or walking and being disappointed.
Beaver Creek School has classes closed until March 27 (see details below) and Tax Aide appointments have been suspended for two weeks. The Grand Ole Opry Tribute Show has been rescheduled to September 13 (ticket refund info below). Trek for Tech and Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club Fundraiser Spring Tea have been postponed.
Postponed?  Call first.
We don’t know if the Beaver Creek Public Library is open or if the Arizona Archeology and Heritage events are still scheduled at Montezuma Well, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot. We have listed some scheduled events and activities below but are uncertain about their occurrence. Please use contact information where available before heading out. As far as we know, the Verde Valley Cleanup (annual FREE DUMPING) is still happening as scheduled. The Spring Creek Ranch zoning change request is back before the Planning & Zoning Commission on Thursday. Meeting still scheduled at this time.
Now the good news! Edward Borowski has joined the Beaver Creek School Board replacing recently retired Betty Hart. We’ve lost a good board member, but Betty found an outstanding replacement to carry on her community representation. The Census 2020 has begun (see below) and is planning on continuing at this time. On Wednesday, at the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will present Beaver Creek School with its fourth Gold Plate Award for food Safety. At the same meeting, the BOS will award both Beaver Creek School and Beaver Creek Transit checks from the Yavapai-Apache Prop 202 funds.
Free food will still be plentiful in Beaver Creek. The monthly food bank was held at BC School this Saturday. The Bread of Life Food Popup will be in the parking lot of Beaver Creek Baptist Church on Monday, 3/23, from 9:45 to 10:45 AM. The tables will display for your selection: meat, eggs, milk, juice, bread, fruits & vegetables as well as a few other items. Every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 PM many food items are available at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet and Beaver Creek Transit still delivers food once a week.
Wishing everyone the best 
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Updated Letter- every changing!  
BEAVER CREEK SCHOOL
From: k ward
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2020 12:48 PM
Subject: Community Letter School Closure
March 15, 2020
Dear Beaver Creek Families,
I write to you today about COVID-19 which is the most serious and unprecedented matter we face in our country right now.  Although here in the Verde Valley there are NO reported cases as of Sunday, March 15, 2020, the opportunity for spread into our communities has heightened after the Spring Break around the Verde Valley.  Many of us have traveled both in the US and out of the country. People easily could have been exposed to COVID 19. There is a 2 to 14 day incubation period of COVID 19.
Therefore I have made the decision to close Beaver Creek School District for the next two weeks through March 27th, 2020.  This came after many conversations the last 48 hours with other superintendents and the County Health Department.
On Monday, March 16, the Beaver Creek School teaching staff will be working on developing on-line learning plans for the students.
The cafeteria staff and bus staff will work with me on food deliveries near bus stops in the community.
As you know, information is coming at all of us quickly. Stay in touch through the school website, DOJO, enews, and School Messenger for updates.
Know that this decision was incredibly difficult for me as I want our children and staff safe. We had prepared classrooms last week for the students’ return.. But the unknown is complex for all of us. To protect the most vulnerable, we hope that closing the school will avoid a community spread of COVID 19.
Remember to teach your children to cover their coughs and sneezes with their elbow or a tissue.  Everyone wash your hands often! And if you have a fever quarantine and seek medical advice
Please reach out to me with any concerns or questions
Hopeful for the future!
Karin Ward Superintendent
Grand Ole Opry-style Tribute Show Postponed
Amid the concerns regarding the coronavirus, we regret to inform you that a decision has been made to postpone the Sunday, March 22, Grand Ole Opry-style Tribute Show for Bill Bassett and reschedule it for Sunday, September 13. So…
Please be informed that the Sunday, March 22, show is postponed and the reschedule date is Sunday, September 13.
If you originally purchased your ticket(s) online:  
    It is reported that the http://www.PECPAF.com website is updated and has posted information regarding honoring of tickets and/or offering refunds.
If you originally purchased your ticket from Kenn or Lora at Thanks a Latte:
    ALL cash/check ticket sales will be REFUNDED in cash.
    We will be at Thanks a Latte on Monday evenings as usual.
    We have recorded your name and ticket numbers and will have your cash refund prepared for you.
    When you come to TAL on a Monday evening, bring your ticket{s) and we will exchange the tickets for the cash refund.
    We will make other arrangements if needed.
Hope all of this makes sense, if it doesn’t please feel free to reach out via email or by phone at 928-567-4162.
Thank you and here’s to a better day to gather in September.
Kind regards,
Kenn and Lora Trout
Good day, 2020 Census Partners,
 
The 2020 Census opens tomorrow, March 12th, & everyone can respond online at 2020Census.gov, via phone, or with the paper form. Our community’s response is vital in distributing $675 billion dollars in federal funding for schools, roads, hospitals, community centers, law enforcement, public libraries, grants, redistricting, Congressional seats, and more.
Accurate information and assistance will help our friends and neighbors respond correctly and on time. You can also review the questions, and the reasoning behind them, on 2020Census.gov. As always, Census responses are 100% confidential, protected under Title 13 (Sections 9 and 214), and will be provided to the White House on December 31st, 2020, in statistical format only.
We are also looking for Questionnaire Assistance Sites.  A QA site is one where people naturally gather, such as libraries, club meetings, schools, etc. If your organization can provide space, technology, and/or time to assist others in completing the Census form, please contact me.
In addition, we’ll review how to fill out the form, frequently-asked-questions, and any requirements. Just a couple of hours of your time can help those who may not fully understand the process, or just need a little help completing the form.
Visit 2020Census.gov for infographics, flyers, messaging, and brochures for:
>> Census Takers in Your Neighborhood: https://2020census.gov/en/census-takers.html
>> Employment, Part-Time and Flexible: https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html
>> Group Quarters, Counting People Who Live in Group Housing, such as college students in dorms, nursing homes, jails/prisons, treatment centers:
>> Languages, the Census is available in 59 languages: https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/press-releases/languages.html
>> Paper Form, Help With the Paper Form: https://2020census.gov/en/help/paper-form.html
>> Partnership, the 2020Census.gov Partnership Portal in Spanish: https://2020census.gov/es/partners.html
>> Service Based Enumeration (soup kitchens, shelters, etc): https://2020census.gov/en/conducting-the-count/gq/sbe.html
>> Who to Count (EVERYONE in your household): https://2020census.gov/en/who-to-count.html
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 3/15 thru 3/21

Monday, 3/16–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board will meet at 1 PM in the BC Adult Center. Contact Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org for further information.
Monday, 3/16–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The agenda will be posted at the fire station and at the former LM Post Office and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us
 
Tuesday, 3/17–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/
 
Wednesday, All–“Spending Time with God”, a ladies’ Bible study meets every Wednesday at 9 AM at Grace Community Lutheran Church, 5100 N Stevenson Dr in Rimrock. This is the first meeting. All are welcome. Contact Sheri Morris atwindwarrior23@gmail.comfor additional information.
Wednesdays, All-Game Day is from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM every Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Community Church behind the fire station. Lots of games available but you can also bring your own. (See flyer below)
Wednesdays, 3/18-3/25–The Soup Supper & Lenten Service starts at 6 PM in the Grace Community Lutheran Church.  Please call 928-567-4608 for more information.
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, 3/19 thru 4/4-FREE DUMP DAYS at the Camp Verde Transfer Station, 2600 E. Hwy 260, 7 miles East of I-17 from 8 AM to 4 PM. District 2 Supervisor Tom Thurman and The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, working with the Public Works Department, is pleased to announce a community cleanup in the Verde Valley.  Accepted items are: household appliances, TV’s, bagged trash, auto batteries, unmounted tires, and furniture. Items that will not be accepted: yard trimmings, loose trash, liquids, hazardous materials, cars, Ni Cad batteries, dead animals and any commercial dumping.  For additional information please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Public Works at 928-771-3183.(See flyer below)
 
Thursday, 3/19–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.
 
Fridays, All-Pre-K Storytime is every Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 AM at the Beaver Creek Library, 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd. Early Literacy Programming is featured.
 
Saturday, 3/21–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, 3/21-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.
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