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May 31, 2013

Community Briefs May 31, 2013

NETCOM golfs to help its Soldiers

Bill Sherod, Network Enterprise Technology Command Inspector General Office, enters his team’s score after the NETCOM Golf Tournament. The event was held May 23 at Fort Huachuca’s Mountain View Golf Course. Proceeds went to help defer the cost of junior enlisted Soldiers and their spouses to attend the annual Signal Ball which will be held sometime later this year.

About 75 Network Enterprise Technology Command Soldiers and civilians gathered for the annual NETCOM golf tournament May 23 at the Mountain View Golf Course. One of the players lines up his shot and prepares to hit the ball.

Fort Bowie hours to change

The visitor center at Fort Bowie National Historic Site will change to summer hours Saturday. The visitor center will be open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily through Aug. 31. The hiking trails, ruins and other areas of the fort remain open to the public during daylight hours.

For more information, contact 1.520.847.2500, ext. 1 or 1.520.824.3560, ext. 307.

Bisbee solar cook-off, festival

Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and the Bisbee Farmers Market for the 11th Annual Solar Cook-Off & Festival on Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1p.m. at the Bisbee Farmers Market, in Vista Park, Warren District. Activities include solar cooking demonstrations and more. At 10:30 a.m., join local experts for a Solar Cooking Basics class. At 11:30 a.m., learn how to build a solar oven with a cardboard box and aluminum foil.

This free event is open to the public. For more information, contact 331.9821 or www.bajaaz.org/calendar.

See movies in the park

Join Sierra Vista Parks and Leisure Services for free, family entertainment. On Saturday at dusk, see “Men in Black 3.” On June 15, enjoy “The Pirates! A Band of Misfits.” Movies take place at Centennial Pavilion, Veterans’ Memorial Park, Fry Boulevard.

As a reminder, pets are not allowed at park events.

For more information, call 458.7922.

Learn about Southwest fire ecology

Carr House programs continue Sunday, 1:30 p.m., with “Fire Ecology in the Southwest” presented by Judy Phillips, environmental educator. Wildfires have become increasingly difficult to manage. Prevention through education is the most inexpensive fire management tool. This is a family oriented program, appropriate for children and adults, with activities about the basic concepts of wildfire ecology and firefighting.

Directions to Carr House: From Sierra Vista, travel south on State Route 92 to Carr Canyon Road (at the Mesquite Tree Restaurant). Turn right. Drive about 2.1 miles. Carr House is on the left after a concrete dip in the road. For information about upcoming programs, go to www.huachucamountains.org.

Braille and Talking Book Library coming to SV

The Sierra Vista Public Library will be hosting a representative from the Arizona State Braille and Talking Book Library on Tuesday, 1 – 2 p.m. During the presentation, they will discuss their programs for the visually impaired and physically disabled. They also will tell how a person can register, what’s included in the program and how the materials and player are delivered to participants.

For additional information, go to www.azlibrary.gov/braille/.

Square dance announced

The Thunder Mountain Twirlers are holding a Mainstream Square Dance on June 7, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., at the Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner, Sierra Vista. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for non-members. Snacks are provided.

For more information, contact 378.6719 or svtmt@cox.net.

Sierra Vista to celebrate Flag Day

Every year on June 14, Americans celebrate Flag Day to reflect and observe a special day of paying homage to “Old Glory” and reflect and honor the military men and women who defended and sacrificed to protect the freedom of the flag and country.

On June 9 at 2 p.m., members of the Sierra Vista Elks Lodge #2065, 1 Elks Lane, Sierra Vista, will conduct a “Flag Day” ceremony in the Ramada.

The public is invited.

Play grass volleyball this summer

The Sierra Vista Grass Volleyball Series, run by Club Cochise Volleyball Association, is starting tournaments this month. Doubles tournaments for men and women of all ages and skill levels are held on Saturdays throughout the summer providing an opportunity for volleyball lovers and spectators. The schedule and more information can be found at http://sites.google.com/site/svgrassvolleyball.

Search Facebook for “Sierra Vista Grass Volleyball Series.”

Email questions to svgrassvolleyball@gmail.com.

PX introduces archery line

The Fort Huachuca Main Exchange has recently introduced an assortment of archery products. Patrons are invited to check them out. On Father’s Day weekend, June 15 and 16, there will be a special event to include a gun giveaway. Visit the store to learn about this and other upcoming events.

Shoot N Shindig for youth

Stan Greer and the Huachuca Whitetail Club will sponsor a Shoot N Shindig for youth 16 or younger, June 29, 9 a.m. (sign-in at 8 a.m.), at the Sierra Vista Shooting Range, east of town on State Route 90. Register by June 21.

Competitors need eye and ear protection.

Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Club provides range masters, rifles, ammo, prizes and food.  Other activities include a BB gun range and 3D youth archery shooting.  Bring a dish for the potluck barbecue, lawn chairs and sunscreen.

For more information, call 255.1652, 508.9833 or 378.2823.

Celebrate July 4 in Sierra Vista

Fort Huachuca will join the Rotary Club and the City of Sierra Vista in the annual Declaration of Independence celebration at Veterans’ Memorial Park and Civic Sports Complex on July 4, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited to attend. Entertainment takes place all afternoon.  Fireworks begin at dusk.  Watch upcoming issues of “The Fort Huachuca Scout” for more information.

Riding school accepting applications

B Troop, 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) is accepting applications for the next Cavalry Riding School which begins on July 9 and continues through October. Most classes take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Go to B Troop’s website, http://www.huachuca.army.mil/pages/btroop, for more information and to request an application.




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