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Yuma 2007 Calendar

  1. 1. 2007 CALENDAR Arizona Produced by opportunity in full bloom For more information on the activities and events listed inside, contact the Yuma Visitors Bureau: 928.783.0071 or visit Courtesy of The Sun www.yumacalendar.org
  2. 2. 10 GREAT WORKS OF PUBLIC ART IN YUMA THE STATUE of “Dance Daughters” the Old West. The mural was added shortly after the building’s construction in 1982. was commissioned by Walter Bimson in 1963 and donated to the THE CITY OF YUMA Public Works building is the Yuma Art Center in 1972. The Art location of “The Crossing” by Nancy Robb Dunst. It Center, once located in the former is approximately 5’ wide and 10’tall and refers to the Depot building, was destroyed by bridging of water between Arizona and California. fire in 1993. “Dance Daughters” now resides at the Yuma Civic WATERCOLOR PAINTER Sarah Gabbert Schmerl has Center. taken the colors of the desert and combined them with images of Yuma’s historic homes and buildings, Castle AN EXQUISITE MURAL in the Dome, Yuma Territorial Prison, sand dunes, and even the City of Yuma Endurance Plane in a mural painted Historic Yuma Theatre celebrates on the entire facade in the lobby of Yuma City Hall. Yuma’s rich farming tradition. The bas relief in the lobby THE YUMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT has several was a WPA (Works Progress pieces of art that depict the spirit of aviation in Yuma. Courtesy of The Su Administration) project in the “From There to Here 1500 - 1998” by Margaret 1930’s. LaBounty illustrates the spirit of moving cargo and people to the Southwest. “Fowler Flight” and “The Spirit THE WATER TANKS on 16th of Flight” by Dennis Metz demonstrates the history of Street & Interstate 8 are made aviation in Yuma. of steel and require a special n coating to prevent deterioration. “CONFLUENCE” is located in Yuma City Hall. Ken Leap is the sculptor and used glass, metal and stone to A Public Works Department create this striking piece. It commemorates the flowing staff person, after seeing a together of water and people and symbolizes the mural on water tanks in a New Mexico town, valuable resources carried by the Colorado River. An historic mural and brought the idea to the citizens of Yuma’s Public Art the “Convergence” Committee, which asked artists locally and nationwide OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN to Ocean Highway sculpture greet visitors to submit designs for a mural. The committee selected Bridge, you will find the St. Thomas Mission and a the design of artist Tim Merrick. Paul Sheldon and to Yuma City Hall. statue of Father Garces with two Yuma Indians. Jos Villabrille worked with Merrick to computerize and enhance the original artwork and hand paint the mural, THE WEST WETLANDS Equestrian Trail features which was completed in 1999. The cost of beautifying works of art inspired by Native American culture of the the tanks with the mural was accomplished at the same Yuma region. Along the trail you will find 16 pieces of art based on the petroglyphs at Sears Point. The rock cost as any of the previous repainting projects. art is actually 8” thick concrete, and took over 4 months to create. NATIONAL BANK of Arizona located at 1800 South 4th Avenue has a mural over the teller stations depicting
  3. 3. JANUARY 2007 FEBRUARY 2007 DECEMBER 2006 123 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 6 1 2 3 4 5 Yuma Community Theatre presents “Oklahoma” Full Moon Arizona Western College Spring Registration Ends Antique Show & Sale:Yuma Civic Center Yuma Community Theatre Coffee Gourmet: presents “Oklahoma” New Year's Day Somerton Library 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Yuma Community Last Quarter Theatre presents Arizona Western College “Oklahoma” Late Spring Registration Arizona Western College Yuma Community Theatre Yuma Community Theatre Late Spring Registration presents “Oklahoma” presents “Oklahoma” “Cruising the Orient” Antique Show & Sale: Arizona Western College Arizona Western College Yuma Home & Garden Show: Yuma Home & Garden Show: Travelogue:Yuma Civic Sun Cinema Series: Historic Yuma Civic Center Late Spring Registration Late Spring Registration Yuma Civic Center Yuma Civic Center Center Yuma Theatre 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Desert Lily Quilt Show:Yuma New Moon Civic Center Yuma Community Theatre Desert Lily Quilt Show: Yuma Community Theatre presents “Oklahoma” Yuma Civic Center presents “Oklahoma” Tractor Rodeo & Family “Piana” Travelogue:Yuma Yuma Home & Garden Show: Martin Luther Yuma Community Theatre Fun Day: Wellton Irrigation Civic Center Yuma Civic Center King Jr. Day presents “Oklahoma” District Grounds 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Americana Indian Art & Jewelry Show: First Quarter Yuma Civic Center Americana Indian Art Yuma Community Theatre 2007 Caballero Classic:Yuma & Jewelry Show: Civic Center presents “Oklahoma” “Alaska: Inside Passage” Yuma Civic Center “Ozark Jubilee” Concert: Miss Yuma County Pageant: Travelogue:Yuma Civic 2007 Caballero Classic: Mexicali Expo:Yuma Civic Yuma Civic Center Australia Day Celebration Center Death By Chocolate Yuma Civic Center Center 28 29 30 31 Americana Indian Art Yuma Training Alliance & Jewelry Show: Performing Artist Series Seminar:Yuma Civic Center Yuma Civic Center - Let’s Dance: Historic Yuma “South by West” Travelogue: 2007 Caballero Classic: Theatre Yuma Civic Center Yuma Civic Center
  4. 4. 10 GREAT BANDS ~ MUSICIANS ~ SINGERS IN YUMA Melody Dunn Yuma Jazz Company Born and raised in Yuma, Arizona, country Yuma Jazz Company has been performing since 2002. This versatile group singer Melody Dunn was once a local covers a number of styles as well as original music, and is as comfortable news anchor and Miss Yuma County, performing a concert as it is providing background or event music. The quin- and according to her bio, she discovered tet’s original music CD, Shades After Dark, has received glowing reviews her great country twang while studying from national publications ‘The Jazz Review’ and also ‘Jazz Now’, as well as classical voice at the University Of Ari- from the regional quarterly ‘Arizona Jazz Magazine’. zona. Melody eventually found herself in www.yumajazz.com Nashville recording her first album. Per- formances at Tootsies and The Stage Pete Pancrazi Trio confirmed Melody’s desires and the rest Pete Pancrazi was recently featured by ‘Downbeat Magazine’ as “one to is history. watch” and a guitar player “deserving greater attention.” Audiences in www,melodydunn.com Arizona voted him Jazz Guitar Player of the Year in the ‘AzJazz Magazine’ 2000 Readers’ Poll. www.petepancrazi.com Darin Templeton You can’t beat the classics. Darin has Mirage been an active composer of instru- Steve Vasquez (drums & vocals) Jimmy Evaro (guitar & vocals), Bobby mental concert music in California, Ari- Evaro (guitar & vocals), and Bobby Guzman (bass & vocals) comprise Mi- zona, and the southwest. He received rage, and have been performing in Yuma since May 1992. Mirage has also the SAI Composer’s Award in 2004, been a personally requested performer for a large government organiza- and again as a graduate student in tion’s event for the last 5 years in a row. Mirage’s travels have included Las 2006. As a performer, he is active as Vegas, Hollywood, and Albuquerque. a classical guitarist and violinist with various orchestras throughout the Uproot southwest. Uproot was created in 1997 by the three brothers, George, Joey and Rob Flores. In 2000 UpRoot released its first CD “We Belong Together.” Since Yuma String Ambassadors then the band has gone through a number of changes, in members, direc- The Yuma String Ambassadors is tion, and style. The current line-up has been intact for the last 5 years. In comprised of youth from elemen- their travels they have performed alongside many stars of the reggae scene, tary through high school (grouped including Gregory Isaacs, Inner Circle, Maxi Priest, Steel Pulse, Yellowman, Courtesy of The Su as Senior, Junior & Young String Eek-a-Mouse, Michael Rose, Burning Spear and many others. Ambassadors).They have played in Branson, MO for a crowd of Chuckawalla Rhythm Kings over 13,000 and have also per- Chuckawalla Rhythm Kings is Lori Stofft, Lorna Bright, Jon Knudtson, Colby formed in support of statewide and Girard. The instruments are guitar, accordion, bass, fiddle & mandolin. The international Yuma Sister City events. www.yumaorchesta.com tunes are described as contemporary traditional Irish. And the audience says: “Great fun!” - “Spirited!” – “Raucously entertaining!” - “Pretty good n Gadsden School District Mariachi when sober... “ - “Not as good as the Waterboys but nicer to look at.” - “You The mariachi band is made up of students from throughout the Gadsden El- guys are LOUD!” - “When does the band start?” www.chuckawallark.com GOOD VIBRATIONS: Yuma String ementary School District, as well as some San Luis High School students. Ambassadors bring Yuma’s culture They are taught to play trumpets, violins, guitars and other traditional instru- Big Daddy ments in the mariachi style. In the past, Gadsden School District Mariachi Originating in 2005, Big Daddy formed for the sole purpose of bringing back to the region and the world. has performed across the state, including Phoenix and Tucson, and they the classic sounds of the 50’s! These three friends have been jamming for have attended the Tucson International Mariachi Conference for the past years, and their musical roots go all the way back to when their Daddies five years. were rockin’ and rollin’! www.bigdaddyyaz.com
  5. 5. FEBRUARY 2007 MARCH 2007 JANUARY 2007 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 28 29 30 31 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 Full Moon Dolen Ellis, Marshall Trumble, State Balladeer & Yuma Doll Show:Yuma Historian: Historic Yuma Theatre Civic Center Yuma Area Prayer Breakfast: Sun Cinema Series: Historic Pioneer Day: Yuma Civic Center Yuma Theatre Wellton Library Groundhog Day 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Last Quarter Yuma Square Dance Fort Yuma Rotary Festival:Yuma Civic Center Mardi Gras Performing Artists Series - Yuma Square Dance Valentines Craft: Somerton Franc D’Ambrosio: Historic Festival:Yuma Civic Center Library Yuma Theatre 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 New Moon Roxaboxen Festival: Guy Lombardo and the Roxaboxen Park Bodacious Red Hatters Royal Canadians: Historic YRMC Heart Healthy Canadian Snowbird Convention:Yuma Civic Yuma Theatre Snowbird Jam:Yuma Cooking Ammonia Safety Day:Yuma Yuma Square Dance Association Convention: Center Greyhound Park “Route 66, Part 2”:Yuma Civic Center Festival:Yuma Civic Center Yuma Civic Center Lincoln's Birthday St. Valentine's Day Civic Center Foothills Winter Visitor Fair 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 First Quarter Senior Games Closing Yuma Symposium: Yuma Symposium: Ceremony:Yuma Civic Yuma Art Center Snowbird Jam:Yuma Yuma County Spelling Bee: Yuma Art Center Center Arizona Western College Greyhound Park Historic Yuma Theatre “China – the 21st Yuma Symposium: Theatre Spring 2007 Arizona Western College Masonic Lodge Barbeque: Yuma Art Center Century”:Yuma Civic Production Theatre Spring 2007 Yuma Civic Center President's Day Ash Wednesday Center Washington's Birthday MCAS Air Show Production 25 26 27 28 Performing Artists Series - Pacific Coast Horns: Arizona Western College “Prague to Paris” Historic Yuma Theatre Theatre Spring 2007 Travelogue:Yuma Civic Dr. Suess Day: Production Center Somerton Library
  6. 6. 10 GREAT CHILD-FRIENDLY DESTINATIONS IN YUMA GET TO KNOW your world, your community, your kids, and yourself: visit the many visual and performing arts events at the galleries of the Yuma Art Center and onstage at the historic Yuma Theatre. CATCH THAT TROPHY bass, slalom through the wake, work on the tan: Martinez Lake offers lots of options for the whole family. RIDE THE RAILS into history on the Yuma Valley Railway, and learn the folklore and history of our region. Just watch out for desperados. BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS and give creative options to the kids with City of Yuma Parks & Recreation family classes in sign language, ceramics, pottery, and more. YOUR OWN LITTLE KINGDOM: build sand castles at Gateway Park Beach on the Colorado. MAKE FRIENDS with desert tortoises, feed the ducks, and enjoy a liesurely picnic while learning about the Sonoran desert ecology at the Yuma Courtesy of The Su Conservation Garden. MAKE HISTORIC downtown Yuma part of your life year-round, with festivals, special events, art galleries and artist’s studios, historic sites and museums, boutiques, shops, coffee houses, movie theatres and restaurants. n HOT AIR in Yuma isn’t so bad: let your spirit soar at the Colorado River Crossing Balloon SEEN AND HEARD: Yuma’s small-town Festival each November. warmth makes it a great place to raise children. EXPERIENCE the enchantment of ‘Coe the Good Dragon’ and pink pyramid power at the geographic “Center of the World” in nearby Felicity, CA. CHOOSE YOUR MOOD: jet boats, paddle wheeler, canoe or kayak with the family on the Colorado River.
  7. 7. MARCH 2007 APRIL 2007 FEBRUARY 2007 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 4 5678 9 10 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 29 30 25 26 27 28 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 Performing Artists Series - Cole Porter: Full Moon Historic Yuma Theatre Arizona Western College Arizona Western College Theatre Spring 2007 Theatre Spring 2007 Production Production Midnight at the Oasis:Yuma Sun Cinema Series: Historic Midnight at the Oasis:Yuma Civic Center Yuma Theatre Civic Center 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 YRMC Foundation Heart Ball:Yuma Golf & Country Club Performing Artists Series Arizona Western College - Gene Krupa: Historic Yuma Not Burnt Out, Just Theatre Spring 2007 Unscrewed Improvisational Theatre “Exploring Equatorial Production Theatre Troupe: Historic Realms” Travelogue:Yuma international “A Tribute to Elvis”:Yuma Midnight at the Oasis:Yuma Yuma Theatre Civic Center Women's Day Civic Center Soroptimist Angel Poker Run Civic Center 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Last Quarter Arizona Western College Theatre 2nd Annual Medieval Day Festival St. Patrick’s Day: YRMC Health & Fitness Fair: Yuma Training Alliance St. Patrick's Day Somerton Library Yuma Civic Center Seminar:Yuma Civic Center 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 New Moon Yuma Community Theatre Yuma Community Theatre Dublin’s Irish Cabaret: presents “Let’s Murder presents “Let’s Murder Historic Yuma Theatre First Day of Spring Marsha” Marsha” 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 First Quarter Cleveland Piano Yuma Community Theatre Yuma Community Theatre Yuma Community Theatre Competition Winner in presents “Let’s Murder presents “Let’s Murder presents “Let’s Murder Concert: Historic Yuma Marsha” Marsha” Marsha” Theatre
  8. 8. We’re the tops . . . Courtesy of The Sun TEN GREAT YUMA RANKINGS INC. MAGAZINE ranked Yuma as #1 in the nation among small metropolitan areas the nation in their “Boomtowns: Hottest for retirees aged 65 and over. Small Cities.” To quote: “Once a small farming community, this border town is THE MILKEN INSTITUTE, a non-profit one of the nation’s fasting growing areas, independent economic think tank showed with a burgeoning Latino population and Yuma at #9 in the nation in its listing of the a steady stream of Californians in search 2005 Best Performing Small Cities. of a lower cost of living. Surging trade with Mexico has sparked strong growth in THE U.S. BUREAU of Labor Statistics service and transportation.” recently ranked Yuma #4 in the nation for job growth. YUMA WAS RECENTLY ranked by Money Magazine as one of the top places to live FORBES MAGAZINE recently ranked in the United States. Yuma as one of their Top 10 “Steroid Cities.” Quoting: “No longer a mere pit CONWAY DATA, a company that provides stop off Interstate 8 between Phoenix and services to the economic development San Diego, Yuma is one of the fastest industry, ranked Yuma #4 in the nation in growing towns in America. Over the past their “Top 10 Metros”. ten years, the population of the Yuma area ballooned nearly 50%, to 160,000 IN FORBES MAGAZINE’S 2006 listing residents. Agriculture is the city’s top of best small places for business, Yuma industry, followed by tourism and the ranked #2 in the nation in job growth. military. Military folk stationed in Yuma like its friendly, affordable community so SITE SELECTION MAGAZINE named much, many move back when they return IT JUST KEEPS GOING AND GOING Yuma County #3 in the nation in planned to civilian life AND . . . area construction is just one capital investment for projects starting in indicator of the phenomenal growth our 2005 (behind Chicago & Dallas, but ahead OF THE TOP 163 metro areas in community is experiencing of New York and Houston). the nation, Yuma was ranked #1 in employment growth for manufacturing jobs U.S. NEWS & WORLD Report in recent (2005-2006) by the Natelson Report. years listed Yuma as the #1 destination in
  9. 9. APRIL 2007 MARCH 2007 MAY 2007 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 27 28 29 30 31 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Full Moon Yuma County Fair Yuma Community Theatre Yuma County Fair Yuma County Fair Yuma Community Theatre presents “Let’s Murder Yuma Community Theatre Sun Cinema Series: Historic presents “Let’s Murder Marsha” presents “Let’s Murder Yuma Theatre Marsha” Passover begins at April Fool's Day Marsha” Yuma County Fair Yuma County Fair Sundown Palm Sunday Maundy Thursday Good Friday Holy Saturday 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Last Quarter Yuma County Fair Yuma Community Theatre quot;Exploration/Colorado “The Taming of the Shrew” presents “Let’s Murder Riverquot; Travelogue Film Marsha” Kid’s Matinee: Historic Yuma “The Taming of the Shrew” Last Day of Passover Theatre Easter 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 New Moon “The Taming of the Shrew” Arizona Western “The Taming of the Shrew” College Summer and Fall Holocaust Registration Begins Remembrance Day “The Taming of the Shrew” “The Taming of the Shrew” “The Taming of the Shrew” “The Taming of the Shrew” Tax Day 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 First Quarter Secretary's Day (Administrative Teacher of the Year Awards Earth Day Professional's Day) Banquet:Yuma Civic Center 29 30 Dia del Nino Display: Foothills Library
  10. 10. 10 GREAT YUMA ATHLETES MOVE IT! Yuma’s great Ludmila Francescatto • Quarterbacked for University of • A walk-on who went on to earn Bryan Casey year-round • 2 seasons at Arizona Western Oregon 1994 – 1999 a scholarship and a degree in • Attended Kofa High College • Maas signed with NFL’s broadcasting • 2004 signed with Baltimore weather makes • 2 time NJCAA Division 1 Baltimore Ravens 1999 and • Two time All-American at Orioles while at Kofa High it easy to stay First Team All-American played with the CFL Edmonton Arizona State University, School active. • 2 time Regional 1, Division 1 Eskimos until being traded to collecting 110 career wins • At Arizona Western College, First team selection the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2006 placing Simpson twelfth on the Casey played 3rd base, catcher • Twice named Arizona ASU all time chart and pitcher Ron Jessie Community College Athletic • Ranked second in the nation • Arizona Western College: hit • Attended Yuma High School Conference Player of the Year 1997-98 season, posting a 34-4 .375 in 184 at bats, struck out • All-American long jumper at • 2004 Academic All-American slate including a perfect 20-0 48 hitters in 44 innings walking University of Kansas selection dual mark 15 and allowing 26 hits • Drafted in the eighth round • Two time American Volleyball • Two time Pac-10 champion, • May 2005: Drafted in 20th round by Dallas in 1971, Jessie was Coaches Association Two-Year named “Outstanding Wrestler” by Kansas City Royals, did not traded to the Detroit Lions College All-American of National Team sign and went to University of • 1976 LA Rams: Jessie played • Earned Pac-10 Academic the Pacific Trevor Ruffin five years and was named Honors three times (1996- • Casey will now report to the • Born September 26, 1970 in to Pro Bowl after catching 34 1997-1998) Royals mini-camp in Phoenix Buffalo, NY passes for 779 yards and six • Recipient of the Varsity A following the 2006 MLB draft • 6’1’’ point guard touchdowns Association, Named • Played one season at Arizona • 1997 Buffalo Bills: Jessie Henry Vance “Chuck” Muncie Outstanding Male Senior Western College played 2 years and retired 1981 • Named Gold Scholorship • Born in rural Pennsylvania 1953 • Played in both the NBA & after 11 seasons in the NFL • Basketball / Football at Arizona Athelete and member of the ABA with the Phoenix Suns, • Career: 265 receptions for Western College, recruited Athletic Director’s High Honor Philadelphia 76ers 1994-1996 4,276 yards and 30 touchdowns by University of California as Roll • Was with the Buffalo Rapids • Ron Jessie died January 17, running back • 1997 Pan American Games until being waived 2006 of a heart attack at age 57 silver medalist, competed in the • Muncie set 6 school rushing records, including most 2000 – 2004 Olympic team trials Rafael Araujo Curly Culp touchdowns, most yards in a • Currently assistant wrestling • Born August 12, 1980 in • Born 1946 season coach for ASU (8 years) Curitiba Brazil • Attended Yuma High School • Led team to Pac-8 co- • First Team All Conference • 1967: Represented Arizona Jacquelyn Johnson championship 1975 • Eight draft choice by Toronto State University as an NCAA • Yuma native • Appeared on the cover of Rapters in 2004 wrestler • Attended Yuma High, Arizona Sports Illustrated twice • First quarter of NBA debut • Six time Pro Bowler 1969, State University track, • Strong candidate for the scored two points and one 1971, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 basketball teams Heisman Trophy and finished rebound in first three • 1968 - 1974 Played with • Won three NCAA Track second in the voting Courtesy of The Sun minutes of play Kansas City and Field titles in the 7 • Selected first round draft by • Currently with the Utah • 1974 - 1979 Played with event Heptathlon (freshman, New Orleans Saints Jazz Houston Oilers sophomore senior years) • Voted MVP1997 season at • 1980 - Played with Detroit Lions • Held number one NCAA New Orlean Saints first to rush Jason Maas • 1980 - Played with Houston ranking in Heptathlon over 1000 yards (1,198 yards) • Born November 19, 1975 Oilers • 2006 Pac-10 Champion setting • Named to the Pro Bowl in Beaverton, WI • 1981 - Played with Detroit Lions a school record for 5,000 twice while at San Diego, • While attending Kofa High meters (25 laps in 32:54:72) led team to two AFC West div selected as most outstanding Aaron Simpson • Two time All-American championships high-school quarterback in the • A native of Wellton, AZ State of Arizona • Attended Antelope High School
  11. 11. MAY 2007 APRIL 2007 JUNE 2007 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 29 30 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 4 5 Full Moon Sun Cinema Series: Historic Free Comic Book Day Yuma Theatre Yuma Training Alliance seminar:Yuma Civic Center National Day of Prayer Cinco de Mayo 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Last Quarter YRMC Golf Tournament: YRMC & American Business Desert Hills Golf Course Women’s Association YRMC & The Sun Health & Women’s Expo:Yuma Civic Fitness Extravaganza Mothers Day: Center Old Time Fiddlers Concert: Somerton Library International Nurses Day Historic Yuma Theatre 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 New Moon La Cosecha Awards & Arizona Western College Mother's Day Banquet:Yuma Civic Center Armed Forces Day Commencement 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 First Quarter Honor Student Piano Concert: Historic Yuma Theatre 27 28 29 30 31 Memorial Day
  12. 12. I read it somewhere . . . 10 GREAT YUMA AUTHORS ALICE MCLERRAN wrote ‘Roxaboxen,’ a PIETRA PANTRADI is known for her colorful world-famous children’s book about a special poetry. Her current book, ‘Spider’s Web,’ is place in Yuma where her mother played a collection of her work. with neighborhood friends. They created an imaginary world with boxes, rocks, and NANCY SANDERSON has written two other found items. The site is now the city’s novels: ‘Summer of the Spotted Horse,’ and Roxaboxen Park at the corner of 2nd Avenue ‘Summer of the Spanish Horse.’ and 8th Street. See www.ci.yuma.az.us for details. NICHOLAS SHERIDAN Stanton, Yuma- born, is the author of the novel, “The PINKIE PARANYA lives in Yuma and has Migrant.” Set in the 1960s and 70s, the written 12 novels and over 50 poems. Some story introduces readers to Tina Lopez, of her more recent novels include ‘Raven daughter of migrant farm workers. She Woman,’ ‘Tiana: Gift of the Moon,’ and possesses a unique gift of healing the sick ‘Treasure of the Amazon.’ and suffering and raising those who have recently died. SHIRLEY MURDOCK lives in Roll, Arizona and wrote ‘The Mules Go In Front,’ about her TOM NUNN is a winter visitor who has life and family in Roll. written two books on Yuma area hikes, aptly named ‘Yuma Day Hikes’ and . . . ‘Yuma FRANK LOVE has written a series of Hiking Book II.’ They are sold in several books about Yuma’s early history, including locations throughout Yuma and are quite ‘From Brothel to Boomtown,’ ‘Outlaws popular. He says he wanted to share with and Lawmen,’ and ‘Hell’s Outpost.’ The others who visit the area the spectacular series has proved extremely popular and is desert beauty of Yuma. Courtesy of Th available in many places in Yuma. JIM GILLASPIE co-wrote ‘The Longest CASSANDRA BARNES is a long-time Flight’ about the world-record breaking resident of Yuma and has been writing for edurance flight of the “City of Yuma” plane. e Sun years. Her debut novel ‘Jenny’s Legacy’ has Gillaspie has also written numerous aviation garnered great reviews and she hopes to do articles. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER: And reading about as well with her second and third books. Yuma gives you the real story on our region.
  13. 13. JUNE 2007 MAY 2007 JULY 2007 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 27 28 29 30 31 29 30 31 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 Full Moon 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Last Quarter World Enviroment Kid’s Matinee: Historic Yuma Day Theatre 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 New Moon Flag Day 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 First Quarter Kid’s Matinee: Historic Yuma Father's Day First Day of Summer Theatre 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Full Moon
  14. 14. 10 GREAT ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN YUMA KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, and Dr. Amalia Garzon presented a paper entitled, “The Future of focused on defining the scope of the invasive Dr. Garzon, Professor of Spanish at AWC Iraq and American Hegemony” at the 46th species threat at multiple scales and setting students can tap and NAU in Yuma, has been appointed to the Annual Convention of the ISA in Honolulu, quantitative goals for the abatement of these into that power Educational Testing Service (ETS) Visiting Hawaii. The presentation provided an evalu- threats. This workshop was attended by staff at Arizona West- Scholar Program in Princeton, New Jersey. ation of the feasibility of American success at from the Bureau of Land Management, The She is one of only 21 scholars nationwide nation building in Iraq, and how the outcome Nature Conservancy, the National Park Ser- ern College who were chosen to participate in the pro- of this endeavor will affect American hege- vice and several universities gram last year. mony. Cecilia Vigil and Tim Smith Dr. Don Schoening David Godley Cecilia Vigil, Professor of Biology, and Tim Arizona Western College President Dr. Don Professor Godley and two AWC Students in Smith, Professor of Administration of Justice Schoening recently published the business Free Enterprise (SIFE) members traveled to Studies were recognized as NISOD 2006 management book “Running a Juice Stand: Brazil in March 2005 to share the message of Teaching Excellence Faculty. The National The 6 E’s of Wise Management”. The story free enterprise to colleges, high schools, and Institute for Staff and Organizational Devel- demonstrates the 6 E’s: Excellence, Equity, elementary schools in the Belo Horizonte opment (NISOD), founded in 1978, is dedi- Effort, Efficiency, Ethics, and Effectiveness area. Their motivation for doing this comes cated to the student success driven by the - in practical terms that everyone can under- from their desire to change the world, one professional development of faculty, admin- stand, and explains why they are important community at a time. The SIFE team makes istrators and staff, and the improvement of in business, family and everyday life. The up a multi-cultural group, and they have a teaching and learning. NISOD is a branch of book has something for everyone, from strong desire to give back to their communi- the Community College Leadership Program executives to managers to employees just ties locally and internationally. (CCLP) at The University of Texas at Austin. joining an organization. Schoening’s 6 E’s of Wise Management decision-making pro- Linda Reeser and Tina Sibley Sam Colton cess has been adopted by the college. Arizona Western College’s Linda Reeser, In 2005, Colton, Professor of Welding at Professor of CIS, and Tina Sibley, Distance AWC, traveled to Peru for the Welders With- Marilyn Cox Whitenton Education Librarian, hosted a forum at the out Borders 2005 Education Tour (Professor Marilyn Cox Whitenton, RN, MSN, and Conference of Information Technology in Colton founded the group in 2000). Each Professor of Nursing at Arizona Western 2006. Reeser and Sibley presented the find- year he spends up to five weeks living and College, was selected as an ‘Item Writer’ ings from a student survey conducted at Ari- working as a volunteer with welders in Mex- for the National Council of State Boards of zona Western College that gathered student ico, Peru or areas of the United States. Dur- Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX feedback about having a librarian in their on- ing that time he visits schools and welding ®). Only sixteen nurses from across the line classrooms to assist them. The collabo- operations in order to share his knowledge, nation were chosen for this prestigious ration has also produced data that will aid in experience and enthusiasm for welding with assignment. For more information visit the improvement and assessment of library students and workers. Plans have already www.ncsbn.org. services and student information literacy at been made for return trips and a Welders Arizona Western College. Without Borders tour in Bolivia. Mohammed Bahramzadeh Courtesy Arizona We Dr. Bahramzadeh, Professor of Politi- TimWhittier Steven Lund cal Science, is serving on the Diversity In 2005, Whittier traveled to Fort Polk, Loui- Steven Lund, AWC’s first recipient of a Ful- Committee of the International Studies siana to teach a workshop for military per- bright lecturing award, is teaching in the Eng- Association (ISA) for the 2005-2008 sonnel on assessing environmental damage lish Teacher Training Program at Presov Uni- term. The committee works specifically caused by military testing and training, de- versity in Presov, Slovakia’s third largest city. to improve the professional visibility of veloping methods for rehabilitation of those He has been teaching methodology, materi- women and other minorities within the areas, and monitoring invasive species. The als development, and language classes for stern College ISA, which brings academics and prac- workshop was sponsored by The Nature English majors. The entire university system titioners together to discuss mutual in- Conservancy and was attended by military is undergoing major reform as the country terests within international affairs and personnel from across the United States and prepares to join the European Union. For to promote international research and parts of Europe. In 2006, he traveled to La- more information on Fulbright scholarships education. In 2005, Dr. Bahramzadeh guna Beach, California to attend a workshop check out www.cies.org.

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