February 7, 2014

Community Briefs February 7, 2014

Cochise College scholarships

The Cochise College Foundation will award 50 $1,000 scholarships to Cochise County high school graduating seniors or home schooled students enrolling full-time at Cochise College this fall.

Eligible students should go online to complete the foundation’s STARS scholarship application, which is now open for all future and current Cochise College students seeking financial assistance to attend school next year. The deadline to submit the scholarship application is March 31.

For more information about Cochise College scholarships or financial aid, contact the Financial Aid Department at 417.4045, 515.5417 or

Cowboys, poets now gathering

The 22nd Annual Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering is underway at the Buena Performing Arts Center, Buena High School, 5225 Buena School Blvd., Sierra Vista. This year’s theme is “Train’s a Comin’! How the Railroads Changed the West.” About 60 artists are involved.

For a complete list of performers, schedules, dates, times and locations, go to

Obtain books at reduced rates

Friends of the Sierra Vista Library will hold their monthly 50 percent-off sale on Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., in their building adjacent to the library at 2600 E. Tacoma St.

Get children’s identification packets

The Sierra Vista Police Department and partner agencies will provide parents with an Amber Alert Ready package containing their child’s photo, DNA swab, fingerprints and a recorded interview on Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Wellness Depot in The Mall at Sierra Vista, Mercado Loop.

For more information about this free Child Identification Program, call 452.7500 or 459.8210.

Become a U.S. citizen

The Sierra Vista United Methodist Church is offering free citizenship classes to persons wanting to study for the interview and exam for U.S. citizenship.

The eight-week series will be offered on Saturdays from 12:30 – 2:30 the church’s Fellowship Hall. Registration is at noon tomorrow, and classes begin that same day.

Sierra Vista United Methodist Church is located at the intersection of Buffalo Soldier Trail and St. Andrews Drive. For more information, contact 378.7079, 378.3352 or

Worship God Old West style

Sierra Vista United Methodist Church is currently holding its 10th Annual Western Heritage Weekend.

Sunday services will feature cowboy poetry and western music plus Native American flute music at 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m.

A Cowboy Steak Dinner follows the Feb. 9 noon service. Tickets are $12.50 for rib eye steaks, $5 for hamburgers or hotdogs and include drinks and side dishes.

Reservations are necessary. Contact 452.7960 or

For service-related information, contact 378.3352 or

The church is located at the corner of Buffalo Soldier Trail and St. Andrews Drive. Everyone is invited.

Archery shoot Sunday

The Huachuca Mountain Archers and Bowhunters Club will host a 3-D archery shoot at their range on Fort Huachuca on Sunday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Traditional and compound archers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

For more information, call 538.6895 or 249.1045.

Bilingual story time planned

Enjoy Fiesta Fridays, bilingual Spanish/English story time for preschoolers, at the Sierra Vista Public Library on Feb. 14 and 21 at 10:30 a.m.

This structured playgroup for children 5 and younger introduces preschoolers to the Spanish language and culture. There will be stories, craft-related activities and singing and dancing. It’s free and there’s no need to register.

For more information, call 458.4225.

Astronomy club to meet

The next meeting of the Huachuca Astronomy Club will be held on Feb. 14, 7 p.m., in the community room of the Student Union Building at Cochise College, 901 N. Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista. There will be a series of short presentations by members consisting of product reviews, observing project reports and discussion of observing and photographic techniques. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Adopt a pet at special rates

The staff at the Animal Care Center invites the public to adopt an animal at a special rate Feb. 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Feb. 15, noon – 5 p.m., at the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center, 6799 SR 90, Sierra Vista.

For more information, call 458.4151.

Senior Expo slated

The Senior Expo — a free health fair and trade show in one — will take place Feb. 15, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Ethel Berger Center, 2950 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. Stop by to see what’s new in specialty products designed to improve the quality of life for seniors. Guest speakers will provide a wide range of information on health and financial issues. Sandwiches will be available at the snack bar.

Get mortgage relief

A Save Our Home AZ and AZ Mortgage Relief programs event will be held Feb. 14 in the Sierra Vista Council Chambers, City Hall, 1011 N. Coronado Drive, Sierra Vista from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sessions are one hour long.

While this event is being held in Sierra Vista it is open to all Arizona homeowners. To avoid a wait, schedule an appointment by going to or contact Mickey, 1.602.7711047.

New and expanded mortgage assistance programs are now available, even to those who may have been turned down in the past.

CANTER to hold dinner dance

CANTER or Cochise Area Network of Therapeutic Equestrian Resources, an organization that provides therapeutic riding for those with disabilities, is holding a dinner dance, “Hearts and Horses,” Feb. 15, at the Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Lane, Sierra Vista. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Music is by Sallee and Clayton. Tickets are $40 per person.

For information, contact 459.4868, 378.2201 or

Dine, learn about history

The Sierra Vista Historical Society will hold a luncheon Feb. 21 at Pueblo del Sol Country Club, 2770 St. Andrew’s Dr. Annie Graeme Larkin, curator of the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum, will speak about Bisbee history. Doors open at 11 a.m. with a buffet lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15 per person and reservations are required. Call 378.5121 by Feb. 19.

Quilt show coming

The Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Show will take place on Feb. 22, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Feb. 23, 10 am – 3 p.m. in the Buena High School cafeteria, 5225 Buena School Blvd., Sierra Vista. There will be more than 175 items for display with vendor and member booths, a guild boutique, display of vintage quilts and tablecloths and a certified quilt appraiser. Parking is free but there is a $5 entrance fee.

King’s Heralds quartet performs

The King’s Heralds quartet is bringing gospel music to Sierra Vista, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., in a variety of musical styles. The public is invited. The group will perform at Sierra Vista Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 777 SR 92.

For more information, call 226.1004.

¡Greet Yourself, Sierra Vista!

¡Greet Yourself, Sierra Vista! at a cultural diversity fair, March 1, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. The public is invited to this free event sponsored by the Sierra Vista Commission on Cultural Diversity to highlight the many cultures that can be found in Sierra Vista.

For more information, call 439.2300.

“Ride for the Warrior”

The third annual “Ride for the Warrior,” motorcycle rally and music festival takes place March 7 – 9 at the Paul Mason Sports Complex, 2525 N Pinal Ave, Casa Grande. Cost is $10 per day; those 12 and under get in for free.

Active duty, Reserve, National Guard or retired military personnel receive free admission until 6 p.m. March 7. Military identification card is required.

For a listing of events and directions, go to

Horse around while helping others

Love horses? CANTER needs horse handlers and side walkers to support its therapeutic riding program for children and adults with disabilities. No previous horse experience is necessary. CANTER operates Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 7388 Chief Joseph Drive just off Moson Road.

For more information, call Marcia, 459.4868, or go to

Enjoy bingo twice a week

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9972 hold bingo at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Monday at 549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista. Bingo is open to the public.

For more information, call 458.9972.

Legion offers Monday night football

American Legion Post 52 sponsors Monday night football at 12 Theater Dr., Sierra Vista. The kitchen is open 5 – 7 p.m. The event is open to members, guests, active duty service members and Families.

For more information, call 459.6050.

Thursday is Taco Night

American Legion Post 52 sponsors Taco Night 4 – 7 p.m. every Thursday at American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Dr., Sierra Vista. Members, guests and active duty service members and Families are invited.

For more information, call 459.6050.

Narconon available to public

Narcotics Anonymous reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get loved ones help if they are at risk.

Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. Call 1.800.431.1754 or

Join ladies for breakfast

The Auxiliary Ladies of the American Legion Post 52 will hold breakfast Sunday, 8 – 10:30 a.m., at American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Dr., Sierra Vista. Menu items include SoS, eggs to order, bacon, sausage, hash browned potatoes, hotcakes, toast, biscuits and coffee free w/breakfast. Price ranges from $2 – $4.50. There will also be a bake sale. The event is open to all members, guests and all active duty service members and Families.

For more information, call 459.6050.

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