This Week in Beaver Creek 9/10/2018

Dear Neighbors
Lots of good news this week!  Deuce the dog was found at VVHS and is back at home.  This chip sealing got off to a slow start and is not proceeding in the expected order, but Cactus Asphalt is doing a much better job than we had from the last chip sealing work done in our area.  Before your street is chip sealed, a “Notice to Residents” flyer will appear at your home which has the dates to NOT park in the street.  Meanwhile, enjoy this nice beginning fall weather!
On Thursday at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station the annual Kiwanis Donation Spaghetti Dinner will be from 5 to 7 PM.  Kiwanians and Kiwanis student clubs invite you to come spend an evening visiting with us.  At lunch time on Tuesday, the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets for the first time this fiscal year and has a special guest speaker from Out of Africa.  On Saturday, a monarch butterfly survey is being completed at Montezuma Well.  If you’d like to participate, the instructions to register are below.  Also on Saturday morning, the Food Bank at Beaver Creek School will be open. Other clubs and organizations are meeting again starting this month.  Please check out the schedule below.
Upcoming special events for later this month are the Shred-A-Thon, the Chili Cook-Off and free prostate screening.
It’s cooling off a little and the sky is beautiful.  So we hope to see you out & about.
Celebrating the wonderful month of September,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Regularly Scheduled & Special Events September 10 thru 15
 
Monday, 9/10–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The agenda is posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us 
 
Monday, 9/10-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. YCSO LT David Williams will be answering questions about vandalism, dumping and speeding. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. www.BeaverCreekAZ.us
 
Tuesday, 9/11–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult CenterLibrary.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
 
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, 9/11-The MRFD Auxiliary meets at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. Please call John Gosnik at 216-659-4708 for further information.
Tuesday, 9/11–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  meets at Robbie’s in Rimrock, 11 AM to 1 PM. Lunch (soup and salad bar) is $13. Ashton from “Out of Africa” 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, 9/12–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 9/26- 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 atcandyscreeksidecottage@yahoo.com  for more information or to participate.
Thursday, 9/13– The Beaver Creek Kiwanis Donation Spaghetti Dinner  will be served from 5 to 7 PM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station, 3240 E Beaver Creek Rd in Rimrock. Please come enjoy spending time with your neighbors and meeting some new folks, too.  The proceeds will benefit community projects in the MR Fire District. Event staff includes: Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station Personnel, Beaver Creek School K-Kids and Builders Clubs, and our High School Key Club (Sedona Sky, Camp Verde & Mingus). (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 9/15–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, 9/15-Monarch Butterfly Surveying is from 8 AM to 10 AM at Montezuma Well. Rangers will lead volunteers through the process of catching, tagging and releasing migrating monarch butterflies as they head south to Mexico for the winter.  If you would like to volunteer, please visit the .nps.gov/moca web site and follow the monarch butterfly link.
Saturday, 9/15–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Ken Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 9/15–The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League meets at 10 AM at Grace Lutheran Community Church. The function of this church auxiliary is to help members of the community. Please call 928-567-4608 for further information.


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Celebrate BCCA’s 50th Anniversary Oct. 6, 2018

invited Let’s celebrate the
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Making our community a great place to live from 1968 to 2018.
Buy a ticket from Board memberswhile they last, or buy here with PayPal or Discover, MC, VISA, or American Express.  Members and non-members are welcome!
Children under 18 eat free.

Starting at 2:30 – Mingling and a Short Program

Dinner about 4:00 pm

Cash Bar Available

DUMPING is ILLEGAL!

Dumping at Sedona Recycles Site
near the Rimrock Post Office

Please Report Dumpers
The dumping at the Beaver Creek location for Sedona Recyles and other spots is negatively affecting the quality of our lives in the Beaver Creek area.  Please don’t do it and please report those that you see dumping by calling 567-7710 Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.  Dumping reduces the quality of our lives, is unsanitary,unsightly and may result in our losing our recycling location.
The Beaver Creek Baptist Church owns the property where Sedona Recycles locates their bins.  BCBC donates this use and expects all of us to keep that location clean.  This was a stipulation when the church approved the use of their property for the recycling bins. We need to respect that deal.
Yavapai County has a contract with Sedona Recycles to provide bins and pickup for Beaver Creek residents’ recycling needs. Sedona Recycles is paid to do this up to November.  It would be to our benefit if this contract is renewed.  We all need to help make this a possibility by the increased responsibility of us locals.
Yavapai County provides free dumping for county residents for two or three weeks in the March/April time frame each year.  The rest of the year, the Yavapai County waste transfer sites charge reasonable fees for dumping.  The Camp Verde transfer site is located about 7 miles east of I-17 on Hwy 260.  The Grey Wolf landfill is located on the way to Prescott and there are others.
Cleanup is everyone’s responsibility.  We need the Sedona Recycles bins.  That is our responsibility, too, to use them appropriately.
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Where we are in a big world

Lake Montezuma, Arizona, is a teeny, tiny town or maybe a gistmedium-sized village in a big world.  When I came here several years ago, my first stop was the Post Office.  I wanted to ask whether my new home was in Lake Montezuma (86342), or Rimrock (86335).  I was warmly greeted by  Assistant Postmistress Tre. There was no big line for service in this Post Office, no red rope barrier hanging from yellow plastic posts. Tre soon introduced me to Postmistress Lisa as well.  These two charming and friendly ladies explained to me that, although I live within 100 feet of the Lake Montezuma Post Office, my address could be either Rimrock or Lake Montezuma, and that I did not need to put up a mailbox, as there is no mail delivery to my door.  They proceeded to rent me a PO Box, though they said I could also get a box from the Rimrock Post Office if I preferred.  Hmmmm. . .

 

Now, this might have discouraged some people, but to me it was absolutely perfect!  I had rented my new home on Craigslist, and stumbled blindly into a place where even Google maps could not quite locate me, Bing was unsure of my zipcode, and Qwest maps wasn’t altogether clear that my street existed at all.  To the USPS big digital database, my new location was strictly unknown, physical whereabouts optional.  Directions to relatives do not include “turn left at the 3rd streetlight”, because, of course, that would be three  streetlights beyond this place.

 

I have since learned that Rimrock works for deliveries, Lake Montezuma works for Post Office Box mail only, and Beaver Creek might be another option for my community moniker. Beaver Creek is inclusive of McGuireville as well as Rimrock and Lake Montezuma. Several thousand people call Beaver Creek home.

 

It’s not exactly rural, though it’s unincorporated.  Lake Montezuma itself has a wonderful restaurant, and there are several others, as well as two discount stores, several antique and thrift shops, a feed store, Montezuma Well, first class hiking trails, and three gas stations within five miles.  There are schools and a very good library in Rimrock, several churches, very active community organizations, some stop signs, and from time to time a bar or liquor store opens and closes.  No grocery store, but the gas stations and discount stores do what they can to fill that need.  There are rumors of a grocery/deli coming to Rimrock. There once was a big golf course with a restaurant and bar here, and there are always rumors that it will become active again.  Meanwhile, visitors keep looking for the big lake, which is really a nice big pond with dozens of ducks and geese.  Wet Beaver Creek is a fully functioning, beautiful, clear creek, and we have two parks, a big one on Beaver Creek and a small one in front of the Post Office.

The friendly ladies at the Post Office are a daily delight. They know every resident’s name, the names of their kids and dogs and cats, mothers and dads, aunts and uncles. They assist some of us in and out of the lobby and down and up the front steps, even when the occasional wanderer arrives in pajamas and is unsure how to get back home.  They somehow find my lost packages, and they call me when my puppy gets loose and runs around the park without me. They know exactly where we are in the world!  Thank you both so much for making life in a small place just terrific. You are truly good neighbors.

PS to USPS:  I wanted to be sure not to say anything which would cause USPS anxiety in this post office, so I looked up what I think is the appropriate rule in a manual here.  I believe that Handbook PO-209 for Retail Operations says it nicely on page 8:

The Post Office lobby is the principal business office of the Postal Service. For many customers, the lobby is their close-up view of Postal Service operations; therefore, its appearance, convenience, and efficiency directly affect the Postal Service’s public image. The perfect transaction includes clean lobbies that are stocked with forms and supplies and professionally attired, friendly retail professionals who are knowledgeable about the products and services offered by the Postal Service and know how to match these to our customers’ needs each and every time. The retail professional must follow the GIST (Greet, Inquire, Suggest, and Thank) model during every retail transaction conducted.

I guess I could say more, but you get the GIST.

 

 

 

There’s Your Sign

sign3Visitors to Rollins Park will notice the new sign at the park entrance.  Ron Melcher created the beautiful new “Beaver Creek Community Association” sign which replaces the original “Lake Montezuma Property Owners Association”. Thanks, Ron!  The new sign looks great, and we are proud to welcome everyone to the park with our name on it.  BCCA maintains the park, which includes providing utilities such as lights and water, tending the grass, trimming the trees, maintaining the bulletin boards, benches, and memorial stones, and fountain.  We invite all our neighbors to join BCCA to help support the park! Get involved with BCCA and join in the community activities they are also known for, representing Beaver Creek residents on everything from transportation issues to zoning and property use, County services to taxes, and supporting other organizations like the Beaver Buggy, Beaver Creek Trails Coalition, and the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District Auxiliary, public schools, free food programs, and more.

eNews 7/9/2018

Dear Neighbors
Grand Marshal Verna Shafer & BC Kiwanis President Peter Jensen
What a wonderful 4th of July we had and now the monsoons are beginning!  We’re all sure hoping for some good rains and more water in the creek.  However, the ducks did make it through the channel that is still running.  Thank you to the businesses, organizations and individuals who donated more than $7000 worth of prizes this year.  The prize winners are being called today, so the prize list will be published during this week.  Thank you to all who celebrated in Rollins Park and made it the best get together to date.  Please don’t miss Bill Helm’s photo gallery “2018 Beaver Creek Independence Day Celebration”.  He captured the enjoyment of the event.  https://www.cvbugle.com/photos/galleries/2018/jul/05/2018-beaver-creek-independence-day-celeb/
And Sunshower Rose has posted a tribute to Friends of Beaver Creek Library at the celebration on youtube:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs2y_29zW2c&feature=youtu.be
Local availability of food is a theme of this week.  In addition to the second Saturday of themonth Free Food Distribution at Beaver Creek School, the Rimrock Farmers Market starts Wednesday evening at the Verde Valley Honey store on Beaver Creek Rd.  Candy Hammond, RRF Director, gave us a taste of what’s to come by providing 195 servings of watermelon at the Beaver Creek 4th of July Celebration and had that colorful and creative parade entry.
And continuing about local creativity and ingenuity, two more authors have books available on Amazon.  Both authors have been long time residents and volunteers in the community.  Carol Rotta now lives in a senior complex in Prescott.  Her book is about her early years homesteading in Alaska.  Carol Penfield’s new offering is a sequel entitled Lucina’s Destiny which follows Midwife of Normandy and continues the historical saga of the Dupres family in the 17th century.
       Ready for some summer relaxing & reading,
                    . . . . . the calendar crew
Special Events in July
 
7/10 & continuing on Tuesdays-Preschool Story Time is from 11 AM to Noon in the Beaver Creek School Library.  Call 928-567-4034 for more information.  Part of the Summer Reading Program.
7/11 & 7/18, Wednesdays-2018 Summer Reading Program for all ages from 1 to 3 PM in the Beaver Creek School library.  There is a fun activity, game or surprise guest each Wednesday.  Call the library with questions at 928-567-4034.  Part of the Summer Reading Program.
Wednesdays, thru 9/26- 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 atcandyscreeksidecottage@yahoo.com   for more information or to participate. (See more information below)
7/14, Saturday– The $5 Donation Pancake Breakfast is from 8 AM to 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Come in and enjoy a leisurely meal with friends. Kathy will be mixing the batter, Phil and Ron will be flipping the cakes, Dixie will be serving the coffee and the rest of us will be serving the food or cooking the sausages. Coffee, juice, tea or water.  Donation of only $5.  It is to help with the expenses of the renovation of the center.   Please contact Judy Edwards at 928-274-6023 for more information.
7/12 & continuing on Thursdays-Movies that Rock!  For teens only from 2 to 4 PM.  Part of the Summer Reading Program.  Call 928-567-4034 for more information.
7/16/18, Monday-Love for All Seasons, Learn the Powerful 7-Step Process to Create a Life of Unconditional Love meets from 5 to 6 PM in the BC School Board Room on the first & third Mondays through August 6.  Contact Librarian Bonnie Best at 928-567-4034 for more information.  Part of the Summer Reading Program.
Regularly Scheduled Events July 2018
Monday, 7/9-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.  www.beavercreekaz.us
Monday, 7/9–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room. Board members are:  Jackie Harshman, president; Jo Burke; Karen DuFresne; Betty Hart; and Perry Krowne.  The agenda (which includes adoption of the FY budget) will be posted at several sites locally and is also at:  www.bcs.k12.az.us 
 
Tuesday, 7/10–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, 7/11–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.
Saturday, 7/14–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)
 
Tuesday, 7/17–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board  will meet at 8:30 AM in the BC Adult Center. Contact  Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org  for further information.
 
Saturday, 7/21–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Ken Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 7/21–The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League  meets at 10 AM at Grace Lutheran Community Church. The function of this church auxiliary is to help members of the community. Please call 928-567-4608 for further information.
Rimrock Residents Rejoice for the Return of the Annual Farmers Market!
from Candy Hammond, RR Farmers Market Director

The Rimrock Farmers Market begins Wednesday, July 11th from 4 to 7 PM and will be held every Wednesday, through September 26th.  The new location, Verde Valley Honey, 3100 E Beaver Creek Road, is anticipated to be extraordinary with its covered patios and easy access off the main drag, you can’t miss it.  In keeping with what the Verde Valley Ancestral Gardens (VVAG) started 3 years ago, the goal is to create a gathering place to support fresh and healthy food alternatives to meet the needs of the community. The Rimrock Farmers market will offer locally grown, seasonal vegetables, floral

John Hasper, VV Honey Owner & Candy Hammond RRF Director

arrangements, and eggs, along with baked and canned goods that our gardener/farmer’s produce using organic or old-fashioned methods. We will also be providing some musical entertainment. Weekly demonstrations of gardening practices, cooking methods and hands on crafts will make you want to come back week after week. There will also be some fantastic artisan, crafts and natural health and beauty product booths available.

If you are a gardener, farmer, artist, or musician, and are interested in participating in the weekly Rimrock Farmer’s Market, please contact Candy for additional information, Call/Text 602-402-9075 or send a message tocandyscreeksidecottage@yahoo.com
The Rimrock Farmers Market is made possible by sponsorship of the Beaver Creek Kiwanis, a group of dedicated volunteers and the hard work of local farmers and gardeners.  So remember to EAT YOUR VEGGIES, Shop and Support LOCAL and Thank a FARMER/GARDENER.
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
July 2018 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
 
 
Organization
Registration
Cost
Dates
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
 
567-4631
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Free
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 7/14/18
 
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.
Free
 
Bring bags
Wednesdays,
7/11, 7/18, 7/25
 
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)
Free
 Tuesdays,
7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24 & 7/31
 
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
 
NO NEWS ABOUT REOPENING
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
 
 
Free
 
Bring bags
 
 
 
Tuesdays,
 
CLOSED
 
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
Free
Bring a bag
Delivered around 2:30 PM Weds, and food remains until gone
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Thanks to Yavapai County Roads

Please Be Ready for Monsoons & Prevent Roadside FiresThank you to Yavapai County Roads Division
 
On Thursday AM County Roads Manager Verl Cook was requested to provide sand and sandbags to the drop locations near the Rimrock Post Office and in the Sycamore Park parking lot.  Somehow he and his crew managed to do that the same day of the request in addition to handling the traffic diversions for three fires.The chains on a hay truck sparked three fires on Cornville Rd.  Verl Cook and his crew were able to keep one lane open for us at I-17 which was almost closed due to the adjacent fire.  We were very fortunate!

 

Please be careful not to create any sparks.   Although we need to be prepared for thunderstorms, great potential for fire still exits.

 

 

BC 4th of July a Red-White-and-Blue Winner

jensen4th_3The annual parade and picnic for July 4th in Rollins Park went off like a firecracker,  with 350-400 attendees eating pancakes and sausage, hot dogs, and ice cream.  What an exuberant celebration!

Peter Jensen, President of sponsoring BC Kiwanis club,  couldn’t have been prouder when the parade marched by, featuring daughter Junior Grand Marshal Abigail Jensen representing both her family and the community.  Daily Bugle columnist Bill Helm, our personal favorite journalist, featured Abigail in his column July 3rd.

Grand Marshal Verna Shafer, the original designer of Sycamore Park, was also featured in a Bugle column citing her lifetime contributions to the community.   American Legion Post 93 Riders of Camp Verde started off the parade, and the audience sang, saluted, cried, and cheered when the national Anthem was played.

The worducksld-renowned duck race at Sycamore Park was, of course, the next highlight of the day. Prizes of all sorts were won by duck sponsors, and kids of all ages had a wonderful time.

Here is Ray of Ray’s Handyman, the fountain guy, in front of the newly renovated fountain, which is back to its bubby condition at the center of the park.ray2