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Fire Safety at Home September 10

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

logo_cornvillecommunityCornville AZ (August 28, 2014) – Come and learn about fire safety at the monthly Cornville Community Association meeting on Wednesday September 10th at 6:00 P.M. Meetings are at Oak Creek School,11490 E. Purple Sage Drive. 

Fire Captain Dustin Chambliss will discuss fire safety in the kitchen and around your home. Children are welcome and are encouraged to join us and learn about staying safe in their homes. County Supervisor Tom Thurman will discuss a possible jail tax proposal. Please come and be part of the community.

Meetings of the Cornville Community Association are free and open to the public. Additional information is available on their website www.CornvilleAZ.org

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Catholic Charities Has Selected Paul Mulligan as new CEO

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

logo_catholiccharitiesPhoenix AZ (August 27, 2014) – Catholic Charities is proud to announce Paul Mulligan as the new CEO of Catholic Charities Community Service AZ, succeeding Bob Brown who is retiring. Read More→

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Letter to the Editor:
Another jail? … you can’t be serious

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

logo_lettereditorBy Barbara Mayer, Sedona Resident
(August 24, 2014)

Dear Editor:

It is now 2014. A rather long way from the Dark Ages. Our species has now reached a point where compassion and intelligent caring of our mentally ill can be treated with a host of different therapies. We also now have brilliant and dedicated professionals ready to serve and help heal our mentally ill sisters and brothers. Read More→

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MATFORCE Offers Free Training
on Motivational Interviewing

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

logo_MATForceCottonwood AZ (August 20, 2014) – MATFORCE is offering a free Motivational Interviewing training designed for professionals working to improve treatment outcomes for clients with substance abuse and other disorders. It is an empathic, supportive counseling style creating conditions for change.

Motivational interviewing teaches interviewers how to help elicit behavior changes by helping people explore and resolve ambivalence. It is more focused and goal-directed than other interviewing styles. Read More→

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A transition that makes a huge difference

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

logo_verdevalleycaregiversVerde Valley AZ (August 20, 2014) – Linda, 61, was ready to be discharged from the hospital. Her niece arrived from out of state to take her home. Linda’s husband died unexpectedly last October, so she now lives alone. She also no longer drives due to a fall two years ago when she struck her head.

In communities across the nation, metro and rural alike, many older adults like Linda recover after hospital stays alone at home. The days and weeks after a hospital discharge are especially critical for older adults, many of whom can be at risk for falling down. Some don’t take or aren’t even able to get their medications. Read More→

logo_associationoffundraisingprofessionalsVerde Valley AZ (August 19, 2014) – Nominations are due Aug. 29 for the National Philanthropy Day Awards. The awards luncheon, hosted by The Northern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13, 11:45 to 1:30 p.m. in the Granite Mountain Room at the Prescott Resort. Each year the chapter recognizes the efforts of volunteers, businesses, organizations, and fundraising professionals.   Read More→

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MATFORCE Seeks Volunteer Speakers

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

logo_MATForceVerde Valley AZ (August 19, 2014) – MATFORCE speakers reach out to youth and adults with messages aimed at reducing substance abuse.  Last year the organization’s volunteer speakers reached over 10,000 people in more than 200 presentations to schools, businesses, churches, youth and civic organizations.

MATFORCE is seeking additional speakers. The only requirement is compassion for helping to save lives by raising awareness about the risks of drug and alcohol abuse. Read More→

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Kids at Hope Training in Cottonwood

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

logo_MATForce“All Children are Capable of Success, NO EXCEPTIONS”

Cottonwood AZ (August 6, 2014) – On August 21st, teachers, administrators, counselors, youth serving organizations and parents have the opportunity to experience a new way of viewing and interacting with each child in their charge.  The Kids at Hope Training in Cottonwood challenges traditional pigeonholing strategies, such as ‘kids at risk,’ and instead views each child as capable of success, without exception. Read More→

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logo_associationoffundraisingprofessionalsVerde Valley AZ (August 5, 2014) – The Northern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will host the annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 13, 11:45 to 1:30 p.m. in the Granite Mountain Room at the Prescott Resort. Each year the chapter recognizes the efforts of volunteers, businesses, organizations, and fundraising professionals.   Read More→

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logo_MATForceVerde Valley AZ (August 5, 2014) – The August 14th MATFORCE  Lunch ’n Learn will explore gangs and the connection to illegal drug activities on a local and statewide level.  This eye-opening presentation will be made by Sgt. Tim Bolger of the Department of Public Safety State Gang Task Force in the Yavapai County area. Read More→

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logo_verdevalleycaregiversExperience joy as a Silver Linings Thrift Shop volunteer

Sedona AZ (August 5, 2014) – The playbook at Silver Linings Thrift Shop is simple: Volunteer for a good cause and reap the joy.

Thrift Shop volunteer, Doris Post, has been experiencing just that. She’s worked at Silver Linings for many years. She heard about the thrift shop at a church function, where she met Thrift Shop Manger Kali Baldwin. The two of them hit it off and Post has been working there ever since. Post says she enjoys the stress-free environment of the thrift shop and loves to meet new people. She really enjoys socializing with people who are visiting Sedona from all around the world. Read More→

logo_MATForceVerde Valley AZ (July 28, 2014) – The epidemic of prescription drug abuse continues to receive broad local and national attention.  According to the National Institute of Health, “About 9% of the population is believed to misuse opiates over the course of their lifetime, including illegal drugs like heroin and prescription pain medications such as Oxycontin.” (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000949.htm)  Increased abuse leads to increased addiction rates.  Read More→

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logo_amigosdelverdevalleyCottonwood AZ (July 26, 2014) – The Amigos del Verde Valley Volunteer Coalition  today announced its new “Amigos Heart-to-Heart Seniors’ Yard Adoption and Beautification Programs” to benefit low income and elderly homeowners in Cottonwood, Clarkdale and the Verde Villages with ongoing yard care and beautification. These community volunteer programs are designed to help seniors prevent overgrown yards; avoid the risks of injury and heat-related illnesses if they attempt to perform the yard work themselves; and to increase seniors’ pride in their homes while beautifying the entire neighborhood. Read More→

Gentle Hearts Service Dogs

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
logo_redroseinspirationBy Tina Allegrezza
Founder of Red Rose Inspiration for Animals

Red Rose Inspiration for Animals is proud to announce our newest program, Gentle Hearts Service Dogs.  Part of our mission is we promote programs that connect animals with people.  Gary DeGeronimo is the Founder and Director of Training for this exciting program with Red Rose.  Read More→

logo_bearizona2Grab your blanket or lawn chair and get gussied up for the Bearizona Backwoods BBQ complete with music, bounce houses, gators and snakes up-close and of course some darn good BBQ

Williams AZ  (July 22, 2014) – Bearizona is hosting a Backwoods BBQ on July 26, from 12:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m. This event will be held in the Fort Bearizona’a walk-thru area of the park and is open to the public. Read More→

What’s Happening with Yavapai College?

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Verde Valley AZ (July 20, 2014) - Misappropriated taxes, closed classes and yearly budgets tell a different story from what we are told about the future of Yavapai Community College in the Verde Valley.

 

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logo_MATForceVerde Valley AZ (July 15, 2014) – A community working together to reduce substance abuse defines MATFORCE.  The organization’s leaders want to extend a sincere thank you to the many hundreds of supporters, partners and volunteers throughout the county who have helped achieve so much good for our community. Read More→

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logo_localfirstarizonaAnnual forum offers venue for exchange of ideas to strengthen rural Arizona and foster economic growth

Globe AZ (June 28, 2014) – The 8th Annual Arizona Rural Policy Forum will be held at the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center in Miami, Arizona, during August 7 through 8, 2014. This annual forum, hosted by the Arizona Rural Development Council (AZRDC), a program of the Local First Arizona Foundation (LFAF), will connect rural economic development professionals, nonprofits, community leaders, business owners, and other rural stakeholders who are interested in sustaining rural communities.  Read More→

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logo_verdevalleyfiredistrictCottonwood AZ (June 26, 2014) - 

Dear Property Owners and Guest,

The Verde Valley Fire District is concerned with a potential increase of rising waters in Oak Creek and the Verde River do to the recent Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon. The Slide Fire recently burned more than 21,000 acres north of Sedona, AZ, primarily within the Oak Creek watershed. The post-fire watershed will most likely result in increased runoff from the affected areas during future rain storms. Read More→

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logo_citizens4fiscalaccountabilityBy Alexander Gozdan

Arizona does not have the laws in place to regulate water rates served by municipal water utilities to inside and outside areas, to stop them from gouging the public with exhorbitant rate hikes of more than 67 percent for their most precious resource, water. Now a group of more than 400 Verde Valley citizens are fighting back.

Cottonwood AZ (June 24, 2014) – Clean, safe drinking water is more essential than electricity, gas or telephone service, yet Arizona does not have the laws in place that would empower the state to regulate the rates of water served by municipal water-processing utilities and to prevent them from gouging or taking advantage of the public with exorbitant rate hikes.

UPDATE: The Verde Valley Citizens’ Petition Will Be Hand Delivered to Arizona State Legislators Building at the Arizona State Capitol Building Complex on Monday, June 30, 2014.

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