Originally published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 05:45a.m.

Coffee with a Cop event set for May 30 in Chino Valley

Interested in having a conversation with your local law enforcement? Now you can. On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, the Chino Valley Police Department is hosting a Coffee with a Cop event at the Overflow Coffee Shop on 448 N. Hwy 89 in Chino Valley. Meet Chief Wynn, Lt. Schaan and other CVPD employees from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. May 30.

Grace Baptist Church to present ‘One Nation Under God’ on May 26-27

Grace Baptist Church will present “One Nation…Under God” a musically based, patriotic program in two performances over Memorial Day weekend. Admission is free and everyone is invited to attend at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 26 or 4 p.m. Sunday, May 27. A refreshment reception will follow each performance.

The program will feature choral singing, solos, quartets, poetry and stirring, poignant imagery as well as audience sing-alongs to “The Star Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful.”

Grace Baptist Church is located at 2010 S. Highway 89 in Chino Valley. Call 928-636-2949 or go to www.cvgace.com for more information.

American Legion hosting Memorial Day celebration

The American Legion is having a Memorial Day celebration at the Chino Valley Cemetery at 10 a.m. There will be a pool and horse shoe tournament afterward. Hotdogs and hamburgers will be sold for $1 and $3. The celebration is open to the public.

There is a fish fry on the first Friday of the month from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion, 650 E. Road 3 S, Chino Valley. Karaoke is from 6 to 10 p.m. This is open to the public.

The American Legion, 650 E. Road 3 S, Chino Valley, offers breakfast is offered the first, second and third Sundays from 8 to 11 a.m. for $7. The public is welcome to attend.

Spring Salebration set for June 1-2

Spring Salebration, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2, at Chino Valley United Methodist Church, 735 E. Road 1 South. There will be clothing and accessories, jewelry, household items, electronics, books, collectibles, home décor, appliances, toys, tools, garden supplies, furniture and more—including baked goods. A hot dog lunch with all the fixings will be at 11 a.m. Cash and credit cards will be accepted (no checks). For information, or to donate items, please contact the Church 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday or call 928-636-2969.

WaterSmart: Drop by Drop Series Conservation

The City of Prescott Water Resource Management presents the fifth installment of WaterSmart: Drop by Drop, an interactive education initiative addressing water supply and water conservation. A presentation and factsheet highlighting a different topic each month will be offered in the Founders Suite at the Prescott Public Library, at 215 E. Goodwin St., on the third Wednesday of each month. Can’t make it to the library? See the City’s website. Newspaper, radio and social media will support the monthly topics.

This month’s presentation about “Conservation” will be held at noon on Wednesday, May 16. Participants will learn about how to effectively reduce water usage and will also shed light on just how many gallons of water are used per day in a household.

The City encourages everyone to do your part and be WaterSmart! The program offers the community water education so that we can protect our water resources now, and for generations to come!

For further information, contact Leah Hubbard at the City of Prescott Water Resource Management at 928-777-1144.

Financial options for long term care presentation set for May 17

“Financial Options for Long Term Care” is a free Senior Connection Speakers Bureau presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Drive, Prescott.

Presenter Sherrin Rose, Sherrin Rose Financial Services, will explain government assistance programs including Medicare, Medicaid ALTCS and VA aid and attendance, as well as reverse mortgages, renting or selling your home, and how to obtain a sense of security with lifetime income, while protecting your assets.

RSVPs appreciated to Debbie@SeniorConnection.us or 928-778-3747. For a complete schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.SeniorConnection.us/speakersbureau.html.

Armed Forces spaghetti dinner set for May 19

There will be an Armed Forces Spaghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, May 19, at Tony’s Too Bar & Grill, 8172 E. Long Mesa Drive, in Prescott Valley. RSVP to 928-759-0377. Free to veterans and members of the Armed Forces with ID. $5 for guests. Sponsored by AMVETS. For more information, call 928-379-6454.

Knife skills class in ‘Taste of Spain’ set for May 22

University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Knife Skill Class – Taste of Spain will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday May 22, at 840 Rodeo Drive, Building C (Prescott office). Pre-registration is required. Cost is $15 and non-refundable. Space is limited, so register early by calling 928-445-6590 x221. To view or print the flyer, visit our website at https://extension.arizona.edu/events/2018-05-22/knife-skills-taste-spain.

Chef Aimee Novak will be teaching a hands-on class that focuses on the fundamental techniques of safe and efficient knife care and handling. In this class, participants will explore Spain’s magnificent culinary traditions covering various regions of the Spanish landscape. Spain is often referred to as “the Market Garden of Europe” and this class will highlight its ingredients and regional cuisines. Learn how to put together a meal using basic staples found in your pantry, select a good olive oil and tips for wine pairing. Participants will practice different techniques to cut various vegetables to make a Tortilla Españolas (Spanish Tortilla).

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as sign language interpreter, by contacting 928-445-6590 x221. Requests should be made as early as possible to arrange the accommodation.

Chino Valley Cougars continue signups

Registration is ongoing for the upcoming season of football and cheerleading with the Chino Valley Cougars. Payment plans are available through http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/cvyfc. Coaches, sponsors and a fundraising coordinator are still needed.

Republican Women give out scholarships

Republican Women of Prescott (RWOP) are awarding $16,000 in scholarships to 12 seniors graduating from high schools within the Quad Cities. Applicants were judged on transcripts, outside activities, their 500-word essay, letters of recommendation written on their behalf and a 20-minute interview by the RWOP Scholarship Committee.

Funding for the scholarships came from the proceeds of RWOP fundraisers and from two endowments from members.

Winners include five from Prescott High School: Grace Barrett, Abigail Chartier, Charles Hicks, Kody Jones and Rhodes Award winner, Braden Lopez.

Bradshaw Mountain High had two winners: Jacquelyn Bassford and Sarah Nisse.

AZ Agribusiness & Equine Center also had two winners: Kateri Wrublik and Kuebler Award winner Bridget Koehl.

Bagdad High School’s winner is Bethany Loveall.

Dayna Burns, who is home schooled, is also a recipient of a RWOP award.

Scholarships will be awarded at the RWOP luncheon at the Prescott Resort on May 15. Announcements of the awards will be given at the various high schools with presentations by individuals of the RWOP Scholarship Committee.

All of the recipients are invited to participate in a student forum at Las Fuentes from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 18. Friends, families and public are encouraged to attend.

Tickets on sale for Jay Leno performance

Yavapai College has launched its Golden Anniversary celebration with one of the best emcees in the history of show business. Beloved comedian, Mark Twain Prize-winner and longtime Tonight Show host Jay Leno performs Saturday night, Aug. 25, at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center.

Tickets went on sale Monday, May 14, for this one-of-a-kind, one-night-only YCPAC Celebrity Performance.

Widely acclaimed as “the hardest working man in show business,” Leno has spun his biting wit and sly affability into a landmark career in stand-up comedy and a genre-defining reign as the Number One host in late night television.

Leno’s late night television ratings domination included more than two decades of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” winning every consecutive quarter of his hosting over the course of 19 years. In the process, he has been honored by the Television Academy with an Emmy for “Outstanding Comedy, Variety or Music Series.” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” has also taken home the trophy for “Favorite Late Night Show” in the annual TV Guide Awards determined by voting viewers, and he was recently installed in the Television Academy’s Broadcast Hall of Fame.

The recipient of many honors — including Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Award, a People’s Choice Award, and his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame — Leno has not slowed down post-Tonight Show. He has, instead, expanded a career that now includes philanthropy, children’s books, producing and hosting the car-enthusiast program “Jay Leno’s Garage” and making more than 100 stand-up shows annually across the country and internationally each year.

His local performance will be the centerpiece of an Aug. 24-25 weekend that commemorates Yavapai College’s very first classes, offered in the autumn of 1968. Weekend events will include a block party, a fun run and a host of entertaining and educational events on the Prescott Campus. Then, YC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration will expand county-wide with carnivals, trade fairs, live music and specialized events at each of YC’s campuses and learning centers through early November.

Tickets for Jay Leno start at $69, and go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday. For reservations or more information, contact the YCPAC Box Office, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call 928-776-2000 (or 877-928-4253 toll free).

Town to erect Yellow Ribbon Honor Tree

The purpose of the Yellow Ribbon Honor Tree is to recognize and support current Chino Valley Town Council members and family members; town employees, their spouses or close family members; and other individuals living in the Chino Valley community/area who are currently serving full-time active duty in the military and are deployed; and individuals in the Reserves or National Guard who are currently deployed.

A yellow ribbon in recognition of each deployed individual will be displayed on a tree inside Chino Valley Town Hall. The public is welcome to visit the display during hours that Town Hall is open to the public. Each yellow ribbon will indicate the individual’s name, rank and military branch.

The yellow ribbon will be on display for six months. Ribbons will then be removed and stored for one year. Contact the Town Manager’s Office to pick up the ribbon.

To participate, complete the application form, Town of Chino Valley’s Yellow Ribbon Honor Tree, providing information about the individual who is deployed. Application forms are available at Chino Valley Town Hall, Chino Valley Senior Center, Library, Human Resources, or the application can be completed online at the Town of Chino Valley website, www.chinoaz.net.

Submit the completed application form to the Chino Valley Town Manager’s Office, 202 N. Highway 89, Chino Valley, Arizona 86323, or submit online through the Town of Chino Valley website.

Applications for the Yellow Ribbon Honor Tree will be available and accepted starting May 1.

Paulden library book sale May 11-12

Friends of the Paulden Public Library, a 501(c)3 organization, will be holding a Spring Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, at 25985 Hooty Lane, Paulden.

From Highway 89 in Paulden, take Big Chino Road west to Hooty Lane. Follow the signs. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Paulden Public Library.

Talk’s focus is Big Chino impact on Verde

Groundwater pumping, both past and future, in Big Chino Valley threatens the Big Chino Valley, one of the most beautiful sections of the Verde River, from its headwaters springs east of Paulden through Perkinsville, about 24 river miles downstream. Similarly, year-round flow of the Verde River and the vibrant riparian corridor that it supports in the Verde Valley is threatened by the combination of Big Chino pumping plus past and future pumping in the Verde Valley.

Retired USGS geologist Edward W. Wolfe, Ph.D., will discuss the working of this linked groundwater-surface water system during his discussion, “Big Chino Groundwater: Essential Source of Upper Verde River Streamflow” at the Saturday, May 12, meeting of the Citizens Water Advocacy Group (CWAG). The meeting takes place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation building, 882 Sunset Ave., Prescott.

Wolfe spent his career with the U.S. Geological Survey. Over nearly 40 years, he worked with the USGS in western Kentucky, northern California, northern Arizona, Hawaii, the Pacific Northwest, the Philippines, and the Moon (from a distance, during the Apollo Program).

Wolfe is a CWAG board member, former chairman of the Verde Watershed Association, former chairman of the Verde River Basin Partnership’s Technical Advisory Group, and former chairman of the Verde River Basin Partnership’s Board of Directors.

For more information, call 928-445-4218, email info@cwagaz.org or visit www.cwagaz.org.

Annual club’s plant sale is May 19

The annual plant sale for the Antelope Garden Club will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Chino Valley Community Church, Highway 89 and Road 3 North in Chino Valley (across the street from McDonald’s). Annuals, vegetables, perennials and shrubs will be sold. There will also be a raffle for a truckload of Wilby’s compost and other items.

Cancer Society seeks Relay For Life signups

The American Cancer Society is calling on all community members to participate in the annual Relay For Life of the Quad Cities starting at 6 p.m. Friday, June 1, at the Town of Prescott Valley Civic Center lawns. Be part of the fight, and together we can beat our biggest rival.

The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to form teams and stand shoulder to shoulder with cancer patients and those supporting them.

Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Washington in 1985, the Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change. Symbolizing the battle waged around the clock by those facing cancer, the event can last up to 24 hours and empowers communities to take a stand against cancer.

Last year, 2.7 million participants in the U.S. raised more than $279 million at more than 3,500 events to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer in dozens of ways, each of them critical to achieving a world without cancer — from developing breakthrough therapies to building supportive communities, from providing empowering resources to deploying activists to raise awareness. Money raised supports the American Cancer Society 24/7 cancer help line and free rides to chemo.

To learn more about Relay For Life, and register a team, visit www.relayforlife.org/quadcitiesaz or contact Kristi Jones at kristikay@cableone.net or via phone at 928-710-1021.

Cleanup in Paulden this month

District 4 Supervisor Craig Brown and the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, working with the Public Works Department, is pleased to announce a community cleanup in the Paulden area. The cleanup will be at the Paulden Transfer Station, 23750 N. Marblehead Ave., and open to Yavapai County residents at no charge from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. continuing May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19.

Accepted items: Household appliances, bagged trash, automotive batteries, unmounted tires, furniture, and yard trimmings.

Items that will not be accepted: Loose trash, liquids, hazardous materials, cars, NiCad batteries and dead animals.

Wildfires are never out of season and now is the time to create defensible space around your home. Cut away vegetation 5 to 30 feet from all structures. Remove all debris and dead vegetation from roofs, decks, and the ground around your home. Please remember to be cautious of sparks as you are cutting and trimming. All yard trimmings will be accepted at the cleanup.

This program is for residential use only. Commercial loads will not be accepted.

For additional information, contact the Yavapai County Public Works Department at 928-771-3183.

Chino Valley seeks volunteer applicants

The Town of Chino Valley is seeking applicants interested in sharing their talents, expertise, and enthusiasm to serve on the following Town Council-appointed boards and committees: Board of Adjustment, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Roads and Streets Committee, Senior Center Advisory Board, Industrial Development Authority and Municipal Property Corporation.

Visit www.chinoaz.net/222/Boards-Commissions to view committee descriptions, desired qualifications, residency requirements, terms of office, and meeting days and times, and see where you best fit in!

Obtain a Public Body Appointment Application from the link above or address below. Application must include brief resume or summary describing relevant experience. Applicants must be willing to serve on a volunteer basis. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. First review to occur in mid-May.

Submit application or direct questions to: Town of Chino Valley, Attention: Town Clerk’s Office, 202 N. State Route 89, Chino Valley, AZ 86323, phone 928-636-2646, ext. 1052, fax 928-636-2144 or vnipper@chinoaz.net.

NACOG fall prevention workshop ongoing

A “Matter of Balance” fall prevention workshop, sponsored by NACOG Area Agency on Aging, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesdays through May 23, at the Pioneer Home, 300 S. McCormick St., Prescott. For more information, contact Beth Brehio at 928-775-9993 ext. 4272 or bbrehio@nacog.org.

Candidate packets are available at Town Hall

The Town of Chino Valley has its primary election set for Tuesday, Aug. 28, and its general election for Tuesday, Nov. 6.

The town’s elected offices open for candidacy are the following: mayor, which has a two-year term; one council position with a two-year term; and three council positions with four-year terms.

Anyone who wants to run for any of these offices must be able to register to vote, must be 18 or older, live within the town limits of Chino Valley, and have resided within the town for one year.

Candidate packets are available at the Town Clerk’s Office in Town Hall, 202 Highway 89, by appointment with Town Clerk Jami Lewis. Prospective candidates have until Wednesday, May 30, to file the necessary papers with Lewis, who can be reached at 928-636-2646 ext. 1052.