FREE TAX HELP The Pinal – Gila Council for Senior Citizens (PGCSC) in Hayden is offering free tax help to anyone in the Tri-Community and Copper Basin areas, by appointment only. This is a new service being offered and the only restrictions are no military or business owners. Please call 520-356-7035 for an appointment with Annie Hinojos or Paula Romero.
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES Girl Scout cookies are here! Our local Brownie and Jr. Girl Scouts have great goals for cookie season, including selling 800 boxes each, which is enough to go to Disneyland. Help them out while helping out the troops with the Gift of Caring Program’s ‘Troop to Troop’ project wherein tax-deductible funds are collected from donors to buy cookies directly from The Little Brownie Bakers and ship them overseas to U.S. Troops. Please give them a call for speedy delivery: Tabitha/Tonya 385-9221 or 591-9596 and Italie and Selena/Monique 385-1102. Thank you for your support.
4-H DONATIONS HELP YOUTH Pinal County 4-H is seeking donations to continue this worthy program for local youth. Your support helps us provide skills that encourage youth to take responsibility, make good decisions, work well with others, create leadership opportunities and improve their communication skills. Donations made to Pinal County 4-H will be used for educational purposes. Call 520-836-5221 for more information.
WASTE DISPOSAL VOUCHER PROGRAM Residents can obtain a voucher for the Waste Disposal Voucher Program at the Board of Supervisors office for the disposal of debris from your primary residence at the Oracle Transfer Station or the Dudleyville Landfill. You must bring a current utility bill with name and service address imprinted as proof of residency. For more information call 520-866-7830. You can also learn more about recycling program on the Pinal County website: www.pinalcountyaz.gov.
DONATE AND GET A TAX BREAK Donate up to $200 for a single person or $400 for a married couple to the school district, for a specific program, school or in general, and get every penny back on your State Taxes. For more information visit msmusd.org/index.cfm?pID=3475
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.
SAN MANUEL HISTORICAL SOCIETY The members of the San Manuel Historical Society want to thank the citizens of San Manuel for their support of our Thrift store down by the Credit Union. Due to your generous donations we have been able to reach out to help other organizations support the people and animals of the Tri-Community. With the holidays coming up, we hope to give more but we cannot do that without your continued support. If you have something you’d like to donate but cannot get it to the store, call Janice at 385-4593 after 2 pm. Large pieces are especially needed.
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.
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.
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.
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 Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 520-709-8322 or 1-800-293-9393or 363-9525 after 4pm 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.
Saxophone and brass instrument players are needed for the Noisemakers, the Tri-Community Band. You do not need to be an expert to participate. Call Rob Roberts at 385-4682 for more information.
LIONS CLUB BENEFIT BREAKFAST The San Pedro Valley Lions Club in Mammoth, 115 Main St., will be serving a Benefit Breakfast of menudo or regular breakfast on Sun., Feb. 24 from 7 am – noon. Takeout orders for pot sales of menudo will be taken on Feb. 22 by calling 520-487-2822. Come and support the Lions Club.
MAMMOTH COMMUNITY SWAP MEET All communities and public are welcome to the Mammoth Community Swap Meet! On Fri., March 1 and Sat., March 2 at the Miners Memorial in Mammoth from 9 am – 4 pm. There will be four tables for rent for $10 per day, which will be available on a first come basis at the registration table. Otherwise, registration will be $5 per day. Each individual is responsible for their own clean up, every day, or the Town of Mammoth may charge a clean up fee.
PRESCHOOL SCREENING & REGISTRATION The Mammoth-San Manuel School District’s Early Childhood Screening will be held Mar. 5, from 9 am – 2 pm in the district auditorium for children 0 to 4 years old. The screening will include checking language, motor, cognitive, adaptive and social skills as well as hearing and vision. You may call Ms. Morris at 385-4341 for an appointment. Registration materials for the 2013-2014 school year preschool program will be available. Parents who are concerned about their school age child (5 through 21 years old) may contact their teacher or the Adaptive Education Office at 385-2337 ext. 1105 to schedule an evaluation.
COPPER BASIN WOMEN’S EXPO Save the date! The Copper Basin Women’s Expo will be at the Hayden-Winkelman Unified School District lobby from 11 a.m. -6 p.m. on Sat., March 9. There will be handwriting analysis, food demonstrations, Zumba, flower arranging and more! Food will be sold. Entrance fee is $3 or 3 cans of food. All are welcome! Contact Martina Burnam or Angela Ramirez at 520-363-7607 for more information.
SPRING GOLF TOURNAMENT Please save the date for the United Way of Pinal County’s Spring Golf Tournament, on Sat., April 13, at the Robson Ranch Golf Club in Eloy. Proceeds will benefit early childhood education, including the Success By 6 program. Please watch your email for sponsorship and registration information.
COPPER BASIN IDOL SHOW Save the date! The Copper Basin Idol Show will be on Fri., May 10, at the Hayden-Winkelman Unified School District Auditorium from 6-8 p.m. There will also be performances by singers from the Valley. Entry fee is $3, three cans of food or one package of diapers. Last year’s show was a blast! Come have a great time with us!