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Beaver Creek eNews

October 23, 2015

Dear Neighbors
Welcome to a great October week in the Beaver Creek area.  Looks like highs will be in the 70's with mostly sunny skies.  Couldn't ask for better weather!  So far this month the area has received 1 ¾ inches of rainfall.  Unfortunately the lightening early last week took out the Internet wiring for the eNews which was finally repaired yesterday.  Apologies to all who sent inputs which were stalled due to our very limited capability during that time.  Someday we'll have broadband.  Can't wait!

Meanwhile our fire district has a board opening since one member has had to resign due to moving out of the district.  Applications for appointment to fill the remainder of the vacant term are available at the station or at  Our first responders continue to help with many community activities when they can.  In the photo taken by Superintendent Karin Ward, Chief Keller and crew are helping to prepare the area used by first through fourth grade students at Beaver Creek School for their after school basketball teams.  The station also sponsored a Saturday free flu shot event that was free to the community.

The AARP Tax Aide sites have offered their free services for many years in the Verde Valley.  This is very rewarding volunteer work.  If you'd like to help out, the contact information is below. On Saturday the Rimrock Writers will meet for the second time at BC Public School Library, and the OLLI Verde River Valley Nature presentation will be in the board room on Wednesday.  The following weekend are the Halloween Spooktacular and the Friends of Beaver Creek Library annual meeting.  More detailed listings are below.
                              Getting ready to enjoy local events & awesome weather,

                                                   . . . . . the  calendar crew             
Tough Guys & Gals get Flu Shots at MR Fire Station
                       Photos from Marlyn Summers

Rimrock Firefighters line up with Supervisor Thurman to get their flu shots from Nurse Cherry and Nurse Sally.

Upcoming Special Events for Late October & Early November

Saturday, 10/24-The Arizona Rough Riders Historical Association will commemorate the birthday and accomplishments of President Theodore Roosevelt from 11 AM to 3 PM at Montezuma Castle.  The press release information is in the BC Calendar at the top of this email.  Click on it and then on the event to get the interesting details.

Wednesday, 10/28-The OLLI Verde River Valley Nature Presentation is in the BC School Boardroom from 10 AM to 11:30 AM.  The VRV Nature Organization will present and answer questions about recreation, education and tourism toward stewardship of the Verde River Valley.  It includes information about their events and activities.  Contact OLLI at 928-649-5550 or 928-649-4275 to register for the class.

Saturday, 10/31-The Halloween Spooktacular at the Village Square in LM will again be held from 5 to 7 PM.  More Trunk 'n Treat vehicles or children's games are needed.  If you or your business or organization is interested in participating, or to obtain additional information about this year's Spooktacular, please contact Janet at or 928-592-2839.  To contribute candy or money or to register to participate, please see Grace Lahr at Cricket's.  (See flyer below)

Sunday, 11/1-- The Friends of Beaver Creek Library (FBCL) will hold their Annual Meeting at Vintages Grille f rom 2 to 4 PM.  All members are encouraged to attend.  Guests are  welcome.  Members who have paid their 2016 dues on or before November 1st may vote  for 2016 Board members. The "Little Free Library Project" will be highlighted by Devon Artrip,  Beaver Creek Public Library Librarian. Good company! Good food! Door Prizes! Hope to see you there! Any questions? Contact Judy McBride, 567-4648.

Monday, 11/2--Anthony Palermo, YCSO Community Relations Specialist, will speak on "How to Form a Neighborhood Watch" at 5 PM in the BC Adult Center.  He will bring several packets for the formation of new watches.  Everyone is invited to attend. For further information please contact Janet Aniol at 592-2839, . 

Thursday, 11/5-Local science fiction author Val Chanda will appear at the BC Library at 4 PM to discuss and sign her work.  (See flyer below)

Friday/Saturday, 11/6 & 11/7--The Beaver Creek Adult Center will host their Annual Fall Arts, Crafts, and Bake Sale from 9 AM to 4 PM.  There will be hand-crafted items, holiday gifts and a bake sale. Come join us for a fun day! For additional information call the Center at 928-567-4556. 

Saturday, 11/7--Celebrate Beaver Creek Trails Day from 11 AM to 1 PM in Sycamore Park at 4710 E Beaver Vista Rd in Lake Montezuma (next to the bridge).  The food and raffle prizes are FREE.  The Dutch Oven Cowboy Cooking will include biscuits, beans and peach cobbler.  Plenty of Cowboy coffee and lemonade will be served, too.  Raffle prizes include back packs, sling bags, T-shirts, head lamps, field organizers and much more.  County and Federal agency representatives will be present to answer questions, and Off Highway Vehicle information will be available.  BC Trails Day is sponsored by the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition (BCTC) which will have information about the newly designated Sunset Trails, Bell Trail Stewardship, regional group hikes, and how YOU can get involved If your organization would like to participate at the event, please contact Bill Stafford at 300-1598 for further information.

Sunday, 11/15-The Rimrock Ranch and Rock School Tours will be given by the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society from 2 to 5 PM.  More information will be coming soon.
Rimrock Writers Meet
from Barbara Hitchcock

Are you an aspiring writing looking for a group to support your efforts?  Rimrock Writers is a new support group for writers meeting at the Beaver Creek Library from 10 AM to 12 PM on the 4th Saturday of each month.  The first meeting on September 29th was attended by eight writers and was both interesting and informative.  The next meeting will be on Saturday, October 24.  All who are interested in writing, whether just beginning or more experienced, are invited.  Your writing may be of any type-fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or news writing, for example.  You may choose to read your work aloud in class and get feedback from others if you like, but it is not necessary.  We will be encouraging and supporting each other in our personal writing goals, using exercises to develop our writing skills, giving honest criticism of each others' work, and discussing issues related to writing.  Please join us!  Adults only, over 18 please.  
Tax Aide Volunteers Needed
                              From Judith Peebles
                                        Local Coordinator, AARP Tax-Aide Cottonwood

AARP's Tax-Aide program provides FREE income tax preparation services for seniors and low to mid income residents of all ages. We are looking for volunteers to prepare returns (Counselors) and greet taxpayers as they arrive for their appointments (Greeters).  All returns are prepared on a computer and volunteer Counselors do not need to be tax experts - we will train you!  Tax training is not required for Greeters.
Training takes place in January and our tax season runs for 11 weeks from the beginning of February to April 15. All volunteers are expected to work one 4-hour shift each week.  Last season we prepared over 2,000 Federal returns and about 2,100 State returns at our three sites in the Verde Valley, Camp Verde, Cottonwood and Sedona.
We have a wonderful group of enthusiastic volunteers but are always looking for more so we can serve more taxpayers. If you are interested in joining us, please contact me at 928-649-5457 or
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities for End of October

Saturday, 10/24-The Rimrock Writers meet at 10 AM in the BC Public School Library conference room.  All types of writing are encouraged.  Please contact Susan McClary at for the details.  
Tuesday, 10/27--The BC Kiwanis  will meet at 6:15 PM at Vintages Grille.  Kiwanians and visitors are now meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center and on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:15 PM at various locations.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-6064050 for more information.

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