COPPER BASIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2012 THEME The theme for the Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce’s activities for 2012 is “Celebrating Statehood, 100 Years, With Rails and Trails.” If you have favorite stories of the rails and trails of the Copper Basin area contact the Copper Basin News and they will assign their reporters to write your story or you can contact Rosalind Padilla through the Chamber office.
KEARNY ELKS LODGE MEETINGS Kearny Elks Lodge #2478 meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. The lounge has a new schedule of Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5 – 8 p.m.
EARLY HEAD START ENROLLMENT 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, and parents need to bring in proof of birth, guardianship, income and immunizations. Children with disabilities accepted. Call 520-487-2843 for more information.
ADULT BOY SCOUT LEADERS NEEDED Boy Scouts of America, Troop 872, based in Kearny and sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS is searching for Adult Leaders that are willing to volunteer time and talents to assist in building the next generation of leaders. If interested please call 520-363-0304 or email Kearny.firstname.lastname@example.org.Boy Scouts of America requires that all leaders submit an application, have a background check, and complete Youth Protection Training.
IN HONOR OF ADRIANA CRUZ In honor of Adriana Cruz, the Sophomore Class of Hayden High School has established a memorial account, the Adriana Cruz Memorial Fund, at Bank of the West, for anyone wishing to help her family. A memorial t-shirt sale will also take place. For questions, contact Rosemary Garner at 520-444-7692 or Liz Encinas at 520-275-0233 or Monica Badillo at 520- 591-1122 or Jena Martinez at 520-975-3876.
ATTENTION LOBOS FANS 65 AND OLDER The Hayden Winkelman School District is honoring all Lobo fans ages 65 and older who reside in our district with a lifetime Royal Senior Pass. This pass will allow you free admission to all home games. To receive your free pass please fill out the required form at the high school office. If you have any questions contact Lydia Martinez or Barbie Romero at 356-7876.
LOBO BOOSTER CLUB Lobo Booster Club T-Shirts are for sale for $12 each. Money is being raised for scholarships for Hayden High School Class of 2013. Please contact Rhonda Cooper at 356-7108 for more information.
4-H MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS Do you have any youth from ages 9-19 who are interested in joining 4-H in your home? Call 520-357-6445 for more information; or, use the number if you want to find out how to be a volunteer.
KEARNY LIBRARY STORY HOUR Bring your pre-school age children to Kearny Library on Thursdays for Story Hour, which starts at 1 pm. There will be crafts, snacks, the learning of ABC’s; and on October 4, for Fire Safety Month, the Kearny Fire Department will be lending us a Fireman to explain fire safety. There will even be a fire truck for the kids to explore.
RHS BLOOD DRIVE The Ray High School Student Council will be holding its annual American Red Cross Blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Ray High School gym.
OKTOBERFEST IN KEARNY Come celebrate Oktoberfest in Kearny, October 5 and 6. There will be a car show, salsa contest, chili cook-off, vendors, activities for children, a hot dog eating contest, friday night movies a drawing, prizes and more fun. For more information, contact the Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce by calling 520-363-7607 or visit online at www.copperbasinaz.com.
HAYDEN CLASSES 1947-57 Attention Hayden Wolves Classes of 1947-1957: Just a reminder of our class reunion on Saturday, October 6, from noon – 10 p.m., at the Hayden Golf Course. For more information, call Roy Sosa at 480-947-6955. Please bring your own food and drinks.
CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD On Sat., Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., bring well-behaved animals, leashed or caged, for an animal blessing at the Church of the Good Shepherd as part of the Oktoberfest celebration in Kearny. Pictures may be brought, instead, if the animals can’t come.
OKTOBERFEST HOT DOG CONTEST There’ll be an Oktoberfest Hot Dog Eating Contest on Saturday at 2 p.m. Winners will be announced for three age groups: 10 and under, 11 – 15 years of age, and ages 15 and over.
ROTARY STEAK COOK-OUT The Kearny Rotary will host a steak cook out on Saturday, Oct. 6, beginning at 5 p.m. (after the car show) at the GKI. A one-pound steak dinner costs $20, but you can get a $2 discount if you purchase your tickets in advance from the GKI. Proceeds will benefit the Rotary Scholarship Fund. For more information, call the GKI at 363-5505.
HHS ANNUAL BONFIRE To kick off the Hayden-Ray football game, Hayden’s annual bonfire will be held on Thurs., Oct. 11, at the Winkelman Flats Public Park at 5:30 p.m. There will be free hot dogs, chili beans and water. All are welcome!
KEARNY CLEAN UP Kearny’s free dump day is held on the second Saturday of every month at the old transfer station. The next free dump day is set for Oct. 13.
WE THE PEOPLE We the People will hold its monthly meeting at the Oracle Court House on Sat., Oct. 13, from 9 – 10:30 a.m. The subject is propositions: what are they and what do they mean? Meetings are open to all interested persons. Join us for this informative meeting presented by a Pinal County Representative to help clarify and answer our questions about these propositions! For more information call Jane at 896-2516.
LADIES TEA PARTY You are cordially invited to the Kearny Library’s 2012 Season Ladies Tea Party, to be held on Wednesday, October 17, at 1 p.m. There will be refreshments, a craft, and a good time to be had by all. Come join us!
FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION The Copper Basin Food Bank will distribute food on the third Thursday of every month at 1:30 p.m. at Hubbard Park in Kearny. The next distribution date is Oct. 18. Please bring your own box. Donations are accepted. The CBFB is assisted by the Florence Food Bank. Food distribution times may vary each month. Numbers for the distribution will always be given out starting at 11:30 a.m.
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL Saint Vincent De Paul helps local community members. If you or someone you know would like to join, we meet every other Wednesday at 7 p.m. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please feel free to contact us. For more information, please call 520-356-6046.