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TOWN OF KEARNY HOLIDAY SCHEDULE The Town of Kearny’s Administrative Offices, Public Works Department and Library will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Dec. 24 and 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Trash pick up will be on Wed., Dec. 26 and Wed., Jan. 2. The garbage truck will not operate over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday.

MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT EVENT Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens are holding the Medicare Open Enrollment Event on Oct. 25 and Nov. 26 from 10 am – 4 pm at the Hayden Senior Center, 520 Velesco St. Your healthcare changes from year to year, and your health plan may change the benefits and costs, each year, too. Open Enrollment is the one time of year that all people with Medicare can see what new benefits are offered and make changes to their coverage. Medicare Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7.

RAY PRIMARY PTO COOKBOOK Ray Primary PTO is preparing a cookbook featuring recipes from our community. Forms to submit your favorite recipes so you can be a part of our memorable collection can be picked up and submitted at the Ray Primary School Office or at Cosmic Coffee, or submit recipes online with Username: Ray Bearcats password pickle420 at by Oct. 24. If you have any questions, please call Amanda Kelley at 520-827-9713.

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.

MEDICAL SUPPLY LOANING CLOSET A loaning closet for medical supplies, free of charge to area residents, has been established at Constitution Hall / the Senior Citizen Building in Kearny, located just beyond the swimming pool. Wheel chairs, walkers, crutches and other supplies have been gathered through efforts of the Seniors and the Copper Area Health Volunteers. For more information call Manny Carrillo at 363-7338, Rose Bradford at 520-483-0709; or Zola Hall at 363-5888.

RAFFLE WINNER ANNOUNCED The winner of the St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving Basket was Jonathan Corral of Tucson, grandson of Erma and Danny Guzman. The raffle was held Nov. 17.

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 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.

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.

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.

TOWN OF HAYDEN Town of Hayden Holiday Garbage Pick-up Schedule will be for Thanksgiving on Fri., Nov. 23. Christmas’ will be Wed., Dec. 26 and Fri., Dec. 28. New Year’s will be Wed., Jan. 2 and Fri., Jan. 4.

DUDLEYVILLE LIGHT PARADE Dudleyville Light Parade will be on Sat., Dec 8, at 6 pm. No charge for entries. Santa Claus will meet with the kids and hand out treats after the parade at the fire station. Everyone is welcome to enjoy some hot chocolate and cookies.

CHRISTMAS SENIOR LUNCH Christmas Lunch for Seniors will be held at the Hayden Senior Center on Dec. 14 from 11 am to 1 pm. Please call 520-356-6455 for more information or to arrange a ride.

18TH ANNUAL PRAYER EVENT The Virgen de Guadalupe 18th Annual Prayer Event, hosted by JoAnn and Braulio Amavisca will be on Sat., Dec. 15, 1 pm at 419 W. Quarelli St. in Winkelman. All are welcome!

CHRISTMAS LIGHT PARADE The Hayden-Winkelman Christmas Light Parade will be on Sat., Dec. 15 at 6 p.m.

LIGHTING CONTEST The Friends of the Kearny Library will once again sponsor the Lighting contest for Kearny residents. The homes will be judged on Dec 15 so that pictures can appear in the paper dated Dec 19. Prizes will be awarded.

VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE The 18th Annual Celebration of Virgen de Guadalupe will be held on Sat., Dec. 15, at 1 pm, at the home of Braulio and JoAnn Amavisca at 419 W. Quarelli St. in Winkelman. All are welcome!

ANGEL TREE Salvation Army Applications for an Angel Tree can be picked up at the Kearny Police Department.

2012 POLAR PLUNGE REGISTRATION Have you ever wanted to jump into the San Manuel Pool in December? On Sat., Dec. 15 you can get your chance. $20 will get you in, your successful PLUNGE will get you a free cup of cocoa or coffee, a snack and a Polar Plunge 2012 t-shirt.. This event is sponsored by the San Manuel High School Class of 2016 and Mammoth – San Manuel Community Schools. Visit for more information.

LADIES TEA PARTY You are invited to the monthly Ladies Tea Party at the Kearny Library, on Dec. 19, 1 pm. There will be lively conversation, refreshments, Christmas ideas and a craft. Please bring some homemade cookies and the recipe, if you can, for a cookie exchange. It’s free, so come and join us.

WINKELMAN BASKET OF JOY RAFFLE The Winkelman Volunteer Fire Department Members are selling raffle tickets for a Basket of Joy for $5 each. Raffle will be on Fri., Dec. 28. Please support our volunteer firefighters. Thank you!

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