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The Home Alone Pendant offers peace of mind by being able to call for emergency assistance by simply pressing a button. Units are available in San Manuel through TRIAD. Call Jerry at 385-2835 for details.

Blessed Sacrament Parish in Mammoth is seeking all K-12, school-aged girls from the surrounding communities to run for Fiesta Queen for the annual Fiestas on Sept. 29, 2012. Any girl interested should contact Ramona Romero at 487-9613 or Donald Lopez at 487-0193.

San Manuel Open Market is still going strong ever Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon at 801 McNab Parkway in front of the Community Presbyterian Church. Table space is only $5. There are lots of baked goods, food, coffee, craft items and swap meet bargains. Come and meet your friends and neighbors. For more information, contact Doris at 520-212-2244.

The Mammoth-Winkelman Early Head Start is accepting enrollment applications for children 0-3 years for the 2012-2013 school year. Children must be three before Aug. 31, 2012. Parents must bring in proof of birth, guardianship, income and immunizations. Children with disabilities accepted. Call 520-487-2843 for more information.

School Board Packets are ready to be mailed out or picked up from the Pinal County School Office. If you are interested in running for school board member in the November 2012 election, please contact Chief Deputy Tonya Taylor at 520-866-6579 or ttaylor@pinalcso.org or Brenda Thwaits at 520-866-6565 or bthwaits@pinalcso.org. The forms can also be downloaded from the website www.pinalesa.org. Click on the elections tab and follow the links to the election packet.

San Manuel Museum, located in the Elks Lodge breezeway, is operated by the San Manuel Historical Society. It is now open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for you to come and see items from San Manuel’s history!

The San Manuel Thrift Store is looking for volunteers to work one day, or more, per week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Thrift Store is run by the San Manuel Historical Society and proceeds from Thrift Store sales go to support the SM Museum, as well as the SM Library, Christmas Toy Drive, and other local charitable organizations.

Effective May 1 through Sept. 30, a burn ban will be in effect for the Dudleyville Volunteer Fire District which includes the areas of Dudleyville, Indian Hills and Aravaipa. All permits will expire on May 1. Agricultural permits, even though issued for one year, are null and void in the district while the burn ban is in place.

Resource information for seniors is now available at Sun Life Clinic in San Manuel. Some of the information available is meant to aid caregivers in their work. Also available is medicine safety information for seniors. Stop in or call to get more information and phone numbers on these and other subjects. The office is open Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 520-709-8322 or 1-800-293-9393 for more information.

Need prayer? Call Community Presbyterian Church at 385-2381 and leave your prayer request. Messages will be checked daily. Also, you can join us for prayer Monday through Friday, 8-9 a.m., 801 McNab (top of McNab), San Manuel.

Come and have fellowship with us and if you don’t know Jesus, you can get to know Him at the First Baptist Church of Oracle on Sundays at 11 a.m. For more information, please call 520-808-3171.

Parents may register their children for kindergarten in the Mammoth-San Manuel School District starting July 26, 2012. The child must be five years old before September 1, 2012 and have their birth certificates and immunization records, which should include Hepatitis B and the second MMR vaccination. Registration will be held in the elementary school office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information you may call your school, First Avenue Elementary at 385-4341 or Mammoth Elementary at 487-2242.

School is around the corner and Family First Pregnancy Care Center’s Annual School Supplies Drive is August 1-31. We are taking donations of pens, pencils, backpacks, notebooks, paper, crayons, markers and many other supplies. You can drop off your donations at 1575 W. American Ave Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cash/check donations are accepted also, make your check out to Family First and you will receive a receipt for tax purposes. For more information call the office at 520-896-9545.

The San Manuel Library will be closed Aug. 3 through Aug. 9 due to computer upgrades. Patrons are reminded to return library material by using the drop box outside the library.

WRESTLING TOURNEYS The Comet Wrestling Club and Mammoth-San Manuel Community Schools will be hosting eight dates for K-12 folk-style wrestling at San Manuel High School. This will help provide free mat time, strengthen Southern Arizona Wrestling and help young men and women become champions. Wrestling will be held in the San Manuel High School gym. Weigh-ins are at 8 a.m. and wrestling will start at 9 a.m. ending at noon. Wrestling is free and everyone welcome to participate with a parent signed waiver. The final Summer Slam of the season will be Aug. 11. For more information or questions, please call Daniel Najera at 520-603-9929.

BASKETBALL TOURNEY A four-on-four double elimination basketball tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, at Pinitos Park in San Pedro. Sign up is at 10 a.m. and the cost is $5 per player. Contact Mando Navarro for more information at 520-356-6344. Bring your own team and your “A” game! Bring back basketball to Pinitos.

WE THE PEOPLE We the People will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, August 11, from 9 – 10:30 a.m., at the Oracle courthouse. The topic for this month will be Candidates Forum. Come meet, greet and vet your local county state and federal candidates . This is your opportunity to get to know who, what and why these people want to represent and serve “we the people.” Meetings are open to the public. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. For more information call Jane at 520-896-2516.

Tackle football registration will be held on Aug. 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. at San Pedro Valley Pizza Company in San Manuel. Practice starts Aug. 20. For more information call Manny Laguna at 520-349-5172.

Bountiful baskets is coming to San Manuel every other Saturday. The next delivery day is Aug. 18. To participate in the program, you must register online at www.bountifulbaskets.org to make a monetary contribution toward the pools used to purchase the produce. Contributions can be made starting at noon on Monday until Tuesday at 8 p.m. prior to Saturday pickup. The distribution site is new, now at the Elks Lodge Breezeway in San Manuel. If you have any questions, please contact San Manuel Volunteer Site Coordinators Mary Jane at (520) 301-6664 or Alicia at 385-4575.

Looking for a bargain? Why not head over to the Oracle Community Center’s Park & Swap? The Park & Swap is held on the third Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The next one is Aug. 18. Want to sell something? Spaces are just $5. For more information or to sign up for a booth, please call 896-9326.

OBAMA’s RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN Volunteers are needed for Obama’s Re-Election Campaign. Come to the Tuesday, August 21, meeting, 7 p.m., at the Oracle Fire Department, 1475 American Avenue, Oracle, to hear speaker Trevor Gervais, the Regional Field Director for Southern Arizona. To volunteer or for more information, contact Trevor Gervais at 520-247-8998.

Friday, Sept. 7, 8 a.m., OWN, Oracle Women’s Network, invites local businesswomen to join them every month for a breakfast meeting in Oracle. September’s meeting will be held at the Village Square at 8 a.m. For reservations or more information, please email oraclewomensnetwork@gmail.com.

Are you a victim of domestic abuse? Call 520-385-4970 or toll free 1-855-385-4970. We can help.

Have free time? Volunteer at Safe Journey House. Call 520-385-4970 or toll free 1-855-385-4970.

The Oracle Medical Equipment Loan Closet is now available to Tri-Community residents in need of medical equipment. The closet is in need of donations of all forms of medical equipment (except hospital beds). Equipment must be in safe working condition. For information on how to borrow or to donate equipment, please contact Jane at 896-2516, Bill and Sharon at 896-2326, Lois at 896-9722 or Rachel at 896-9581.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Join San Manuel’s Walking and Exercise Group. Healthy living doesn’t happen at the doctor’s office – exercise. From 8-9:30 a.m. at the San Manuel Senior Center on Avenue A. Sponsors ask for a $1 donation to help with the utility costs.

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