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KEARNY GOLF CLUB FISH FRY Kearny Golf Club is holding a fish fry, every Friday, from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the West End Cafe, until further notice. For take-out call 363-9563. Cost is $9. Proceeds go to benefit the Kearny Golf Club. Thanks to the management of West End Cafe for donating the time and space.

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.

LET’S HELP SOME SOLDIERS We will have a donation box in Winkelman Town Hall to create care packages for soldiers until the end of Feb. Acceptable donations for men or women soldiers are gum, hard candy, tootsie rolls, Oreos, jerky, Doritos, Cheetos, bean dip, stick deodorant, body wash, paperback books and magazines, toothpaste and toothbrushes, razors. No pork products, baked goods, potato chips or other easily perishable items may be sent.

LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP DRIVE The membership drive is still ongoing at the Kearny Library. Checks can be mailed to the Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 220, Kearny, AZ 85137.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

LADIES TEA PARTY You are invited to the free monthly Ladies Tea Party at the Kearny Library on Feb. 20, starting at 1 pm.

COPPER BASIN FOOD BANK The Copper Basin Food Bank will distribute food on Feb. 21, starting with numbers being handed out at 11:30 am. Starting in Mar., food distribution will be on the second Thurs. of every month, at which point a donation will also be required. Times may change in Mar., so check the Copper Basin News and fliers around town. Florence Food Bank is no longer associated with the United Food Bank, but with the Christian Food Coop.

SAN PEDRO VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH On Feb. 22 Mark and Mary Gray will be visiting San Pedro Valley Baptist Church in Dudleyville. Come join us to share in their gospel ministry, beginning at 7 pm.

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.

FREE COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP Gila Community College is presenting a free College Financial Aid Workshop on Mon., Feb. 25, at 5:30 pm at the GCC Gila Pueblo Campus at 8274 South Six Shooter Canyon Rd. in Globe, room 522. Everyone is invited regardless of what college the student will be attending in the fall. If you have questions call 928-425-8481.

GCC OHSA TRAINING Gila Community College will be offering OHSA 10 Training by Larry Oliveri on Feb. 25 – 27 from 7:30 am – 11 am at the GCC Regional Training Center in Lower Miami. The training includes safety techniques to reduce the risk of accidents in the workplace and is required by many companies engaged in the mining and construction industries. For information call the GCC Gila Pueblo Campus at 928-425-8481 or visit at 8274 South Six Shooter Canyon Road in Globe.

QUEEN VALLEY COMMUNITY QUILT SHOW The Scrap Rats 11th Annual Queen Valley Community Quilt Show and Viewers’ Choice Awards will take place on Sat., March 2, from 9:30 am – 4 pm at the Queen Valley Recreation Hall. Admission is $2, children under 12 get in free. There will be special exhibits and a Quilt Boutique Shop King Size Opportunity Quilt raffle for $1 per ticket or $5 for 6. Call 520-463-2080 or 480-882-9171 for more information.

PIONEER DAYS T-SHIRTS Pioneer Days t-shirts must be purchased before Friday, March 8. Sizes small to XL are $12. Each additional X is $1 more. The t-shirts are available only through presales.

HAYDEN SCHOOL BENEFIT TOURNAMENTS On March 9, there will be a Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament and a Men’s Basketball Tournament to benefit Hayden High and Middle School students to attend a Washington, D.C. trip. Please contact Laura Lopez at 928-200-0426 or D.J. Navarro at 480-518-6401 for more information.

COPPER BASIN WOMEN’S EXPO Come to the Copper Basin Women’s Expo on March 9 from 10 am – 6 pm at the Hayden High School in Winkelman. Admission is $3 or three cans of food. Vendors pay $25 to set up a booth; non-profit booths are free. For more information, contact the Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce at 520-363-7607 or email Angela at or Martina at

COSMETOLOGY PROGRAM CALL FOR ADMISSIONS Gila Community College and the Gila Academy of Cosmetology is holding a call for admissions meeting for those who want to start the Cosmetology Program or Nail Technician Program in the fall semester on Wed., March 13 at 6 pm at the Gila Academy of Cosmetology on the GCC Gila Pueblo Campus and is essential for those students wishing to start this fall. There will also be a Hair Extravaganza fashion show at the same time. For additional information call the Academy at 928-425-8481.

ADRIAN BRAVO BENEFIT Come to the Hayden Municipal Golf Course for the Adrian Bravo Benefit Golf Tournament on Sat., March 16, in 4-Man Scramble format, beginning with shot gun start at 10 am. Cost is $40 per player and one A player is allowed per team. Special event prizes include Skins, Money Hole, Closest to the Pin and Longest Putt. Food and drinks will be sold. For more information contact Bob Lorona at home 520-356-6822 or 520-331-9236; or Motto Bravo at 602-828-8397.

PIONEER DAYS Pioneer Days 2013 has been moved up a week due to Holy Week and Easter, and will now be Mar. 21-24. The theme is Legends and Lore.

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!

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