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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Voice of Douglas Update Wednesday, 13 November 2013

 

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* Recently on Voice of Douglas:
- Consulmex's Mariana Torres shares about recent events and travel considerations for upcoming Holidays
-- Interview by Laura Blair (http://tiny.cc/consulmex_holiday_travel)
- Nov 24th rally for comprehensive immigration reform with Ada Parra and Sonia Barcelo
-- Interview by Laura Blair (http://tiny.cc/vod_reform_rally)
 
* Voice of Douglas is supporting efforts to save health care in our area!
- Please visit and like the Douglas Area Health Care Sustainability District on Facebook today!
 
Your calendar of events is listed below community sections. Please send your event information and flyers tospiritofdouglas@gmail.com.
 
 
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* My Douglas Portal: http://mydouglasaz.com
 
Since our first broadcast our motto has been and continues to be "we represent a new media and multidimensional movement. We are committed to bringing and keeping positive transformation to the City of Douglas, Arizona and her citizens. We are the Voice of Douglas."
 
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BUSINESS: JOBS
 
* Arizona Workforce/Cochise One Stop Job List for Cochise County 11 November 2013
 
* Arizona Workforce/Cochise One Stop 5 Year Plan
 
* Job Opportunity: Health Educator - Parents as Teachers (Re-Opened) (100313)
- Agency/Location: Cochise County Health Department, Benson/Willcox
 
* Job Opportunity: Director of CAA Southern Arizona
- Agency/Location: Children's Action Alliance
 
* Cochise College and College Central Network
- Help link our students and alumni with employers!
 
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BUSINESS: COMMERCE
 
* Greater Douglas Chamber of Commerce
- Luncheon: 1st Thursdays, 11:45AM - 1:00PM, DUSD Patio, Corner of A Avenue and 12th Street
- Board Meeting: 2nd Thursdays, 7:30AM, El Chef Restaurant, Corner of A Avenue and 11th Street
 
* Sierra Vista Area Chamber
- Newsletter: "Chamber Vista November Issue"
 
* Sierra Vista Area Chamber
- By Margaret Dillard, Communications Director, Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce
- "Save the dates! Lots going on!" Wednesday, 13 November 2013
 
* Tombstone Chamber of Commerce Newsletter, 01 November
 
* U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Newsletter: "Budget Deal / Legal Reform / Government Affairs Conferences / Small Business of the Year"
-- By Western Regional Office, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
 
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CAUSES | COALITIONS | VOLUNTEERISM | FUNDRAISING
 
* Douglas food pantries
- Society of St Vincent de Paul is in need of canned food and non-perishable items. Info: (520) 364-7573
- Douglas Area Food Bank needs operating funds to keep lights on and phone working. Info: (520) 364-4170
 
* Douglas Animal Shelter
- Volunteers needed to foster animals while waiting for adoption.
- Donations needed: dry dog and cat food, dog and cat treats, dog and cat toys, collars/leashes, dog shampoo/conditioner, old towels and blankets
- Info: (520) 417-7567. Location: 2017 N. Rogers Avenue
 
- Douglas-Williams House / The Douglas Historical Society
-- Needs include: docents, part-time admin help, event coordinators, gardeners, residents with oral stories to share, bi-national collaborations, and more society members (annual dues start at $10 for individuals)
-- Contact Lea Dodge: 805-0086 or leadodge@gmail.com
 
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CITY | GOVERNMENT | POLITICS
 
* Call for Elections in Douglas (Wards 2, 4, and 6)
- Candidate required documents must be filed NO LATER THAN Wednesday, 11 December
- Flyers in English/Spanish: http://tiny.cc/infopacket_06nov2013
 
* Article: "Cuts to food stamp program hits more than 1 million Arizonans"
- By Pei Li, Cronkite News Service
 
* The Turning Point Monthly for November 2013
- By The SouthEastern Arizona Governments Organization (SEAGO)
 
* Internet Talk Radio: Shadow Politics with Senator Michael Brown and Douglas' own Kathleen Gomez
- 4:00PM MST, Sundays, http://www.bbsradio.com/ > click Talk Radio Station #2 > Click Schedule 2
 
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EDUCATION: LITERACY
 
* Author Catherine Crary at the Douglas Public Library
- 10:15AM, Thursday, 14 November, 10th Street and F Avenue
- Info: (520) 417-7356
 
* Douglas Public Library Book Club for Adults Discussion
- 7:00PM, Thursday, 21 November, Library Conference Room
- Discussing Reading Selection Death Comes to the Archbishop (open to all)
- Copies of the books may be obtained from the Library Staff
- This will be the final meeting of the Douglas Public Library Book Club for Adults Discussion group in 2013
 
* Douglas Public Library Recurring Events Info: (520) 417-7358 OR Veronica.juarez-carillo@douglasaz.org
- Children Programs for 2013-2014: http://tiny.cc/library_events_2013-2014
- Reader's Theatre, Tuesdays, 3:00PM - 4:00PM, Ages 6-12, starts Tuesday, 03 September
- Teen Night, Fridays, 3:00PM - 4:00PM, Ages 13-18, starts Friday, 06 September
- Hora de Cuentos Y Diversion (Spanish Storytime), Tuesdays, 10:15AM
- English Storytime, Thursdays, 10:15AM
- Latina/Latino Literature & Writing Workshop, 1st Fridays, 3:00PM - 4:00PM
 
* Bookmobile Schedule from Cochise County Library District
 
* Friends of the Douglas Public Library on Facebook
 
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EDUCATION: SCHOOLS
 
* Douglas Family Leadership Institute 2013 Schedule
- Family Leadership Classes in English
-- Douglas High School: Yolanda Caruso/Julie Romero/Luis Greer will teach on Tuesdays: 5:30-8:30PM
-- Joe Carlson Elementary: Cyndy Ortega/Melissa Silva will teach on Saturdays: 9:00-12:00PM
- Liderazgo de Padres en Espanol:
-- Clawson Elementary: Maritza Reyes/Alex Boneo martes: 5:30-8:30PM
-- Ray Borane: Francisco & Melly LaMadrid/Cecilia Mungaray los Sabados: 9:00-12:00PM
- FLI Dates
-- Module 2: Self Identity-Past, Present & Future: Saturday, 16 November/Tuesday, 19 November
-- Module 3: Living in Two Worlds-Cultural & Generational Perspectives: Saturday, 23 November/Tuesday, 26 November
-- Module 4: Storytelling & Journaling: Saturday, 14 December/Tuesday, 16 December
-- Module 5: Education-The Key to a Better Future: Saturday, 11 January/Tuesday, 14 January
-- Module 6: Cochise College and U of A South Field Trip: Saturday, 08 February
-- Module 7: Improving Family & School Relationship: Saturday, 22 February/Tuesday, 25 February
-- Module 8: Facing Challenges at Home: Saturday, 22 March/Tuesday, 25 March
-- Module 9: Creating a Family Action Plan: Saturday, 05 April/Tuesday, 08 April
-- Module 10: Celebrating Family Academic Excellence: Saturday, 26 April
 
* Call for Student Housing Assistance
- Benefiting health professions students in rural rotations in Cochise and Santa Cruz
- Sponsored and Reimbursed by Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC)
- Info: (520) 287-4722, esol@seahec.org, http://www.seahec.org
 
* DUSD WestEd Four Dimensional District Study
- Douglas Dispatch Article, 28 August: "WestEd findings prioritized at DUSD community stakeholder meeting"
- Douglas Dispatch Article, 30 October: "DUSD kicks off Phase 2 of WestEd"
 
* DUSD Governing Board Meetings
- 5:30PM, every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, DUSD Governing Board Room, 1132 12th Street
 
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FAITH
 
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HEALTHCARE | WELLNESS
 
* Newsletters by Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- "Road to Recovery: Watch the 2013 Showcase of Events"
 
* Newsletter: "Forgetfulness, Dementia and National Awareness Month"
- By Robert Fleming, Fleming & Curti, PLC
 
* Are You OK? Elder-Homebound Check-up Entry Form
- Sponsored by cochise County Sheriffs Office
 
* Benefit Charts Courtesy SEAGO Area Agency on Aging
- DES/FAA Benefits Chart 11-1-2013 and Medicare Parts A & B in 2014
 
* News Release: "KBRP Launches Cochise County Media Partnership for Community Health"
- By Ryan J Bruce, Station Director, KBRP
 
* Webinar Replay: A Strategic Approach to Suicide Prevention in High Schools
 
* Cochise & Santa Cruz Elder Care Resource Directories
 
* Diabetes Type 1 Screening
- Sponsored by TrialNet
- Info: (415) 652-4058, rangelm@peds.ucsf.edu
 
* Chiricahua Community Health Center Contact Phone Numbers Outreach & Enrollment Team
 
* Sierra Vista Regional Health Center
- Newsletter: SVRHC Wellness Depot Newsletter for November 2013
-- By Dee Parks, Community Benefit Coordinator, Sierra Vista Regional Health Center
 
* November 2013 Calendar of Visiting Specialists at The University of Arizona Medical Center – Multi-Specialty Office in Sierra Vista
 
* Medicare Open Enrollment Events in Cochise County
- 15 October through 07 December
- By Ramona MacMurtrie, Health Insurance Assistance Programs Coordinator, Area Agency on Aging, SouthEastern Arizona Governments Organization
 
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HOMELAND SECURITY | LAW ENFORCEMENT
 
* News Releases By Public Affairs Office, Tucson Sector, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- "Busy weekend at Border Patrol checkpoints"
 
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LIFE | ARTS | MEDIA
 
* Arizona Newspapers Association
- Newsletter: "This Week @ ANA 10-23-13" (webinars, writing tips, digital ideas and more)
 
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RECREATION | PARKS | TRAVEL | WEATHER
 
* Newsletter: "Western Outdoor Times"
- By Arizona Boating & Watersports
 
* Travel Information
- Latest Road Conditions in Cochise County: http://www.az511.gov/adot/files/traffic
 
* SEAGO Transportation Coordination Plan
- Features: local transportation providers, services provided, area of service, service days and hours, and contact information
 
* Douglas Rides Information
- Fares per Ride: Seniors 60 & Over are 50 Cents, Adults 19-59 are $1, Students 7-18 are 75 cents, Kids 6 & Under are FREE with paid adult, Disabled are 50 cents
- Midtown Route: Mondays-Saturdays, 8:00AM-5:00PM
- Pirtleville and Bay Acres Route: Mondays-Fridays, 8:00AM-2:30PM
- Elfrida & McNeal Route: Every other Friday (March 8th, 22nd, etc.) I81 & Jefferson at Corner Store in Elfrida, I91 & McNeal Road in McNeal
- Cochise College Route: (http://tiny.cc/vod_packet_08oct2013)
- Douglas Rides Program Needs Your Help: Donations Accepted from Merchants and Individuals
- Info: (520) 364-4474, All Information is Courtesy City of Douglas Transportation Department
 
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS (SEND YOUR INFO & FLYERS TO SPIRITOFDOUGLAS@GMAIL.COM)
 
* City Council Regular Meeting
- 6:00PM, Wednesday, 13 November, City Hall, 425 10th Street
 
* Chamber Board Meeting for November
7:30AM, Thursday, 14 November, El Chef Restaurant, Corner of A Avenue and 11th Street
 
* Author Catherine Crary at the Douglas Public Library
- 10:15AM, Thursday, 14 November, 10th Street and F Avenue
- Info: (520) 417-7356
 
* FREE Child Care Provider Training
- 10:00AM - 12:00PM, Friday, 15 November, Wellness Depot, Mall @ Sierra Vista, 220 El Mercado Loop, Sierra Vista
- Infant nutrition and safe sleep workshop
- 2 hours CEU available, sponsored by UA Cooperative Extension
- Info: (520) 458-8278 Ext 2135 or hvaughn@email.arizona.edu
 
* Cochise College Brown Bag Series
- 12:10PM - 1:00PM, Tuesday, 19 November, Douglas Government Center, 1012 N. G Avenue, 1st Floor
- Bring your lunch, free lecture "Nepal Trek with Joan Reichel"
- Info: (520) 515-5492 or training@cochise.edu
- Disabled Accomodations: (520) 515-5337 or (520) 414-4023 no later than 72 hours in advance
 
* Douglas Celebration: American Education Week with Inspirational Event
- 1:00PM, Tuesday, 19 November, Main Office, 1700 Estrella Avenue, Douglas
- American Education Week is November 18-22
- Pizza lunch provided by UA South
- sponsored by UA Douglas, City of Douglas, DUSD
 
* Turning Point Community Organizations Meeting and Updates
7:30AM – 9:00AM, Wednesday, 20 November, Douglas Fire Station, 1400 10th Street
 
* Douglas Community Coalition Meeting
12:30PM - 2:00PM, Thursday, 21 November, Pinal Hispanic Council Wellness Room, 1940 11th Street
 
* Cochise Regional Partnership Council Regular Meeting
- 1:00PM, Thursday, 21 November, Benson City Hall, 120 West 6th Street, Benson
 
* Douglas Youth Leadership Conference 2013
- 2:30PM - 5:30PM, Thursday, 21 November, Douglas Visitor Center, 345 16th Street
- Sponsored by Arizona Rural Health Association and several area agencies
- Flyer Pending
 
* FREE Seminar: "How To Enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace"
- 6:00PM, Thursday, 21 November, Douglas Visitor Center, 345 16th Street
 
* FREE November class: "Resiliency in Families"
- 5:30PM – 7:30PM, Thursday, 21 November, Village Meadows Elementary School, Cafeteria, 905 El Camino Real, Sierra Vista
- Free Child Care and Activities for School-Aged Children upon request
- Must pre-register for Child Care: (520) 249-2834 or ntownsend6@aol.com
- Light meal and certificates of participation provided
- Sponsored by the Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse, Sierra Vista Public Schools, and Army Community Services
 
* Douglas Public Library Book Club for Adults Discussion
- 7:00PM, Thursday, 21 November, Library Conference Room
- Discussing Reading Selection Death Comes to the Archbishop (open to all)
- Copies of the books may be obtained from the Library Staff
- This will be the final meeting of the Douglas Public Library Book Club for Adults Discussion group in 2013
 
* AARP/SEAGO Douglas Conference in Spanish
- 9:30AM - 2:00PM, Saturday, 23 November, Edificio de Los Obreros, 8th Street and H Avenue
- Topics: Medicare, Social Security, Affordable Care Act
- Lunch provided
- Info: (520) 432-2528 Ext 222 or rmacmurtrie@seago.org
 
* Cochise Early Childhood Statewide Capacity Building Initiative
- 10:00AM - 12:00PM, Monday, 25 November, Sierra Vista Police Dept, Training Room, 911 N Coronado Drive
 
* Chamber Luncheon for December
- 11:45AM - 1:00PM, Thursday, 05 December, DUSD Patio, Corner of A Avenue and 12th Street (subject to change for October)
- Presenter: To Be Announced
- Free Lunch Courtesy: To Be Announced
 
* 4th Annual Arizona Summit on Volunteerism and Service-Learning
- Friday-Saturday, 06-07 December, Arizona State University, West Campus, Glendale
 
* Training: "The Development of Self-Regulation: Helping Young Children Learn Self-Control"
- 9:00AM - 4:00PM, Friday, 13 December, Cochise County Complex, 4001 Foothills Drive, Sierra Vista
- Cost: $65.00 for ITMHCA members, $80.00 for non-members
- Presented by the Infant-Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona and ASU's Child Development Laboratory
- Info: feidson@blake.easterseals.com or (520) 452-9784 Ext 27
 
* Youth Mental Health First Aid Training in Benson
- 8:00AM - 6:00PM, Friday, 10 January, SEABHS Training Room, 611 W. Union Street, Benson
- To register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-mental-health-first-aid-training-benson-tickets-9286434977?utm_campaign=new_eventv2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=eventurl_text
 
* Shred-It Fundraiser sponsored by your Greater Douglas Chamber of Commerce!!!
- Securely shred your sensitive documents for $5.00/box
- 9:00AM - 12:00PM, Saturday, 25 January 2014, B & D Lumber & Hardware, 1010 N H Avenue, Douglas
- Recent Fundraiser: "Chorus fundraiser will 'Shed it'" By Shar Porier, The Sierra Vista Herald (http://www.svherald.com/content/shar-porier/2013/04/30/352477)
- Shred-It of Tucson advertises: secure paper shredding, secure processes, and certificates of destruction (http://www.shredit.com/Tucson/Home.aspx)
 
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RECURRING MEETINGS & EVENTS IN DOUGLAS
 
* Mondays: Al-Anon Meeting, 7:00PM, Douglas Public Library, 10th Street and F Avenue
 
* Tuesdays: Douglas Rotary Club, 12:00PM - 1:00PM, El Alamo Restaurant, 1449 G Avenue
 
* Thursdays: Weight Watchers, 5:00PM, Douglas Government Center, 10th Street and G Avenue, Info: (520) 364-3953
 
* Sundays: Douglas Mercado, 10:00AM – 2:00PM, Raul Castro (10th Street) Park, until late October, Info: (520) 236-4675
 
* Sundays, Wednesdays: Douglas-Williams House Museum, 10:00AM - 2:00PM (until 4:00PM Wednesdays), or by appointment: (520) 364-7370
 
* Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:00PM, St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 9th Street and D Avenue
 
* 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, DUSD Governing Board Meetings, 5:30PM, 1132 12th Street, Watch LIVE:http://moodle.dusd.us/live/board.html
 
* 1st Thursdays: Greater Douglas Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, 11:45AM - 1:00PM, DUSD Patio, Corner of A Avenue and 12th Street
 
* 2nd Thursdays: Greater Douglas Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting, 7:30AM, El Chef Restaurant, Corner of A Avenue and 11th Street
 
* 2nd Wednesdays: City Council Regular Meeting, 6:00PM, City Hall, 425 10th Street
 
* 3rd Wednesdays: Turning Point Community Organizations Meeting, 7:30AM, Douglas Fire Station, 1400 10th Street
 
* 3rd Thursdays: Douglas Community Coalition Meeting, 12:30PM - 2:00PM, Pinal Hispanic Council Wellness Room, 1940 11th Street
 
***GOOD DAY DOUGLAS***
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