Immune system lecture
Senior Enrichment Center at Northern Cochise Community Hospital will present a lecture on Adult Immunizations by Dr. Angela Schroedl, DNP, ANP-BC, CDE on Boosting The Emotional Immune System by Jared Wilhelm MC, LPC.
The lecture will be held at the Senior Enrichment Center, located at 903 N. Bowie in Willcox (in the building across the street from Pizza Hut) on Friday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to Noon. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
The presenter will be Dr. Angela Schroedl. If you plan to attend, please RSVP the Senior Enrichment Center at (520) 384-8564. If you need transportation please call 520-384-8575 two days prior to Oct. 19 to arrange for a ride.
Rummage sale for LCO Alpha
LCO- Alpha’s Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Rummage Sale and Bake Sale will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall on Maley and Bisbee streets on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday, Oct. 12, from 7 a.m. to Noon.
Senior Center reading classes
Rose C. Allen Senior Learning Center will begin an Adult Education class on Literacy, on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 9 a.m. This class is free to all Senior citizens, due to a grant that the Senior Center received for a Literacy Program. It will meet weekly on Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. If you are having difficulty reading, please come to the Senior Learning Center on Scott Street, across from the Sulphur Springs Clinic in Willcox. For information call (520) 384-8564.
WES Child screenings
In conjunction with Child Find and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Willcox Elementary School will be conducting a free developmental screening day for children ages 3-4 years on Thursday, Oct. 11. If you have questions about your child's development, bring your child to Room 23 at the elementary school between 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Students will receive a full developmental screening, including speech, motor skills, vision, hearing, and cognitive screening. A nurse will also be available to review immunization records. Please call 384-8603 to schedule an appointment.
Safeway’s Walk for the Cure
Safeway’s “Willcox Walks Together for Cure” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. at Keiller Park in Willcox. Entries will include a t-shirt if received by Oct. 11 at Willcox Safeway Store #272. Entry fee is $20 per person; add $5 if t-shirt is to be shipped.
Check in starts at 9 a.m. and Walk starts at 10 a.m.
Pick up an application at Safeway #272, 650 N. Bisbee. Ask for Jodi Camp.
For more information call 384-3952.
St. Jude fund-raiser at Giant
Giant Industries. Inc. Store #6900 is helping to fight cancer in children by holding fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fundraiser – a Giant raffle -- on Saturday, Oct. 20.
We are asking for donations from your company that we can raffle off on Oct. 20.
Please donate items at Giant by Friday, Oct. 19. Call Davina at 384-3052 for more information.
Last year, $3,500 was raised for St. Jude. The goal this year will be $4,000! Help us raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Brown Bag history Thursday
Starting at Noon on Thursday, Oct. 11, will be second in the third season of the Brown Bag History series at Elise S. Hogan Community Library. This program will feature Glenn Snow, “The Story of Courtland and Gleeson: scandals, scamps and scoundrels.” This is a brief outline of the history of Gleeson and Courtland, mostly from newspaper accounts.
This is offered free of charge to the public. The Historical Society meeting will follow the program and anyone interested is invited to attend. For further information, call the library at (520) 766-4250.
History of Pearce Store
The general store in Pearce has long been a popular attraction for both tourists and the residents of this valley. A history of this famous store from its very beginning, written by Harry O”Neil, will be available for sale at the Sunsites Community Library on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for $15. Mr. O”Neil will sign copies of this limited edition history published by the Sulphur Springs Valley Historical Society in Willcox.
Profits from the sale of this book will be used to support the Chiricahua Regional Museum and the Research Center in the Toggery building in Willcox. After Oct. 18, copies may be purchased at the above museum and at the Friendly Bookstore in Willcox. The book may be ordered by mail by sending a check or money order for $15 + $3 postage for a total of $18 to Sulphur Springs Valley Historical Society, 127 E. Maley, Willcox, AZ 85643.
Adult Ed health, GED classes
Cochise College Adult Education, in partnership with Work Force Development, offers free health care and GED classes.
If you do not have a high school diploma or GED and want a career in the health care field, Cochise College offers a free ongoing program to assist you in getting your GED and becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant or health care giver. All classes and certifications are paid for under the IBEST grant. Call Emilia at (520) 515-3692.
SV to host CD2 debate Oct. 17
Ron Barber and Martha McSally will debate two times — once in Sierra Vista — as the campaign for the Congressional District 2 seat.
The first debate will take place at the Buena High School Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m.at Buena High School Performing Arts Center, Sierra Vista.
Old Pearce Heritage Days
Old Pearce Heritage Days in Cochise County’s premier ghost town, Pearce, will be held the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 23 and 24, from 9 a.m. ‘till 5 p.m., on Ghost Town Trail.
There will be arts and crafts, authors and antiques, live music, and food, and old favorites, such as the Gem and Mineral Show, Power from the Past, an operating blacksmith shop, and the Old Pearce Mercantile open to the public.
New this year will be a vintage car show, an art show and sale, and for the first time tour some of the town’s original buildings - The Smith House, Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, The 1914 School, The Old Post Office and the Renaud House. For more info: 520-507-5487 or email: email@example.com.
Vendors still being accepted. Call or email the above.
Group for gluten Intolerant
The Gluten Intolerance support group will meet Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m., at the Elsie S. Hogan Library in Willcox. We will discuss what speakers we would like to bring to Willcox. All are welcome, people with Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity or those who are curious about the gluten free diet. Attendance of support group meeting is free.
Contact Susan at 384-2785 or email 1CeliacSue@gmail.com if you have any questions.
We will also have a gluten free diners' club meeting at Coronado Vineyards restaurant on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. Make your reservations at 384-2993.
Food Pantry moves Oct. 15
The Willcox Community Food Pantry will be open at its new location on Monday, Oct. 15. It is located at the corner of Arizona and Downen. Hours are 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Lunch at WES for veterans
A free veterans lunch at Willcox Elementary School will be held Thursday, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in honor of Veteran’s Day. Call 384-8603 to RSVP.
WASA Coats for Kids drive
Donate new and gently used coats at WASA Office at the Willcox Middle School, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will be given to those in need.
Desert Reign to play at Sunizona Assembly
The Platinum Award Winning group Desert Reign will be at Sunizona Assembly of God, 13384 S. Dos Cabezas Road (on Hwy 181) on Jan. 11-14, 2009.
Fantastic sound with a powerful gospel message is this group’s specialty, with outstanding songwriting, incredible harmonies, and down-right good pickin’!
Their lighthearted humor and “non-plastic” approach is like a breath of fresh air. Come and experience renewed hope and joy and remember, nothing is impossible with God! Visit their website www.desert-reign.org.
Service times: Sunday, Jan. 11 at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. (Ladies Tea R.S.V.P. 824-4196) and 7 p.m.; and Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m.
Candlelight Memorial at Westlawn Dec. 7
On Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m., Westlawn Chapel will host a Candlelight Memorial Ceremony to honor the memory of loved ones and friends. While the holidays may seem difficult to face, let us create a new tradition in your family.
All are welcome to come to this special holiday event.
Hallo-WINE Oct. 26
Carlson Creek Vineyard's Tasting Room, 115 Railview Ave., Willcox will host a Hallo-WINE release party of three of its newest wines. The pouring of the red, white and BOO will introduce locals and visitors to its Chenin Blanc, Sweet Adeline Riesling and 2011 Syrah.
Friday evening, Oct. 26, the tasting room will be open until 7 p.m. with trivia, cork toss, and costume contest beginning at4 p.m. Saturday’s fun will be from noon to 3 p.m. on the Oct. 27, which will include a recipe contest which must include wine, a wine themed poetry contest, and more trivia, costume, and cork tossing contests. You must be 21 years of age, but young at heart to participate. The poet laureate of Carlson Creek will be announced at 2 p.m., followed by the winner of the recipe and costume contest.
Both days will include specials on tastings of our three new releases, a discount on glasses of wine and for locals who live or work in the 85643 zip code, a 10 percent discount on all our signs, magnets, shirts, hats, visors, towels and jewelry.
For questions call Janie Swartz, tasting room manager, at 766-3000. The tasting room is open everyday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dragoon Daze Nov. 3
The 10th Annual Dragoon Daze Festival will be held Saturday, Nov. 3.
There will be art and craft vendors, free entertainment and parking. Food and soft drinks along with baked goods baked by the local ladies will be available.
Vendor spaces are still available. Since the sale of food is part of the Woman's Club income, no additional food vendors will be permitted.
Dragoon is about 20 miles west of Willcox, in the picturesque Texas Canyon area. It is an historic area at an elevation of about 4700 feet, and the weather in early November is usually perfect.
To get there take I-10 east of Benson to exit 318, go easterly on Dragoon Road about three miles and turn left on Johnson road to 1871 North Johnson Road.
For information contact: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-520-586-2841.
Veterans Day Parade in Willcox
Mark your calendar for Saturday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. We are having our first Veterans Day Parade on Railroad Avenue in Willcox. Please come and participate, and help us honor all of our Veterans. Please call Connie Dunham at (520) 507-1077 or Janet O’Daniel at (520) 237-3503 to pick up your registration forms for the parade. We are giving a prize for the best entry. After the parade there will be a small ceremony in front of the Vietnam Memorial in Railroad Park. We will be releasing tons of red, white and blue balloons toward heaven in memory of our fallen soldiers. Please come and join us. More information to come.