The Local First Arizona Director is scheduled to address the Prescott City Council tomorrow. Kimber Lanning will make a presentation on the mission of Local First Arizona. This is a non-profit organization that aims to strengthen the state’s community and economy by creating awareness and support for locally owned businesses and Arizona produced products. According to City Manager Steve Norwood, buying locally is the key, and the city appreciates and supports its national chain stores, but purchasing from locally owned businesses brings an added, positive impact to the community. The workshop starts at 2 in City Council chambers.
The Yavapai College Governing Board will hold 2 public forums tomorrow. The forums will be held at 11:30 with students and at 12:45 with faculty to gather input regarding the need for residence halls at the College. Both forums will be held in the lobby of the performance hall. At 2, the Board will hold a voting session to consider an intergovernmental agreement with the Mountain Institute Joint Technological Education District. This agreement would provide college courses to satellite districts and other students eligible for enrollment in courses funded by the Institute. There will also be preliminary discussion on the input received from the faculty and student open forums. The meeting will be held at the Rock House on the Prescott campus.
The Town of Prescott Valley will host a flu and pneumonia clinic from noon to 5 tomorrow. Officials note both vaccines are only covered 100 percent by Medicare B, Humana Gold Choice and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. Flu shots are covered one hundred percent by State of Arizona benefit options. The cost of a flu shot is 30 dollars and a pneumonia shot costs 50 dollars. Individuals should not receive either vaccine if they have ever had a serious allergic reaction to eggs or to either vaccine, have a fever, acute respiratory or other active infection or illness. Yavapai County received its first doses of the H1N1 vaccine last Tuesday. Since this first shipment is FluMist, rollout of these doses will be limited to eligible healthcare workers and emergency first responders.Anyone interested in getting the vaccine when it becomes available should contact their doctor to find out about eligibility and if there are doses available.
United Blood Services continues its blood drives this week. Donations will be accepted from 2 to 6 tomorrow at the Prescott Gateway Mall community room, on Wednesday from 8 to 12:30 at the Central Yavapai Fire District training room on East Valley Road in Prescott Valley and from 12 to 5 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church on Soldier Pass Road in Sedona and from 8 to 1 Thursday at the Yavapai Regional Medical Center Thumb Butte Room on Willow Creek Road in Prescott. Those who give blood now through November 15th will be entered to win one of 3 pairs of exclusive Phoenix Coyotes suite tickets. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-877-448-4483 or go online to unitedbloodservices.org.
The Arizona Sundogs fell 3-1 in their only pre-season contest. In a game heard on Cattle Country, 94.3 FM KDDL, the Sundogs took on the Colorado Eagles Friday night at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland, Colorado. The Eagles took a 3 to nothing lead before returning Forward Jason Visser scored what would be Arizona’s lone tally of the night in the 2nd period. Neither team found the back of the net in the final period but over 130 minutes in penalties were dealt out between the 2 clubs. The Sundogs have announced they have released Forwards Darren McKague and Pat Muir from their training camp roster. There are now 24 players vying for 19 regular season roster spots.
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