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Bill's Daily Roundup: Faith & Family Night, Free CPR Training

18 March 2011  
Justin Unger plays at the Faith & Family Night at Tim's Toyota Center Saturday night.

billtimstoyotacenterTomorrow is Faith and Family Night at Tim’s Toyota Center. The Arizona Sundogs have announced plans for this event, which will combine Christian music, Sundogs hockey and other faith based elements. Following a game against the Colorado Eagles, Christian recording artist and Heights Church Worship Pastor Justin Unger will speak to fans and perform a live post game concert. Admission to the show is included with the purchase of a game ticket and concert only tickets will not be available. The Sundogs return home tonight and tomorrow night for games against the Eagles. Those who can’t make it to Tim’s Toyota Center can listen to both games live at 7:05 on Cattle Country, 94.3 FM KDDL or online at cattlecountryradio.com. The Center will host open skate sessions from 12:30 to 2:30 today and tomorrow and 10 to noon and 2 to 4 Sunday.

Congressman Paul Gosar will host Prescott office hours from 9 to 11 tomorrow morning. This event is open to the public and Gosar’s office is located at 240 South Montezuma Street, Suite 101. This marks Gosar’s second visit to the Prescott area in a week, as last Saturday he visited the West Yavapai Guidance Clinic and met with staff. According to Clinic Director of Development and Communication Laura Norman, after a brief tour of the residential substance abuse treatment program, Gosar sat down with CEO Larry Green to discuss funding challenges and community needs. The Yavapai TEA Party plans on holding a rally at Gosar’s office during his Prescott visit due to concerns party members have over the continuing budget resolution, which the Congressman voted in favor of.

Tomorrow is Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save a Life Saturday. The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter will offer free CPR and First Aid training as part of this event. Training will last 45 minutes to 1 hour and will include instruction in hands-only CPR, controlling external bleeding and managing shock. According to Grand Canyon Chapter CEO Bill Epps, the tragedy in Tucson is a reminder of how important it is for everyone to know first aid and CPR. Epps adds as this tragedy unfolded, several bystanders knew these vital skills, which helped save the lives of many victims, including Congresswoman Giffords. Training will take place at the Prescott Red Cross Resource Center on Sandretto Drive at 9 and 11 am.

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will consider an Arizona Centennial Monument at 9 Monday morning. County Centennial Committee member Bill Cowan is scheduled to explain the Monument in a Box project, which is a proposal to create legacy monuments celebrating Arizona statehood and local history in communities across Yavapai County. Cowan indicates this process can be streamlined by designing a standard monument that will use a known amount of materials with a limited number of options and a set of plans that can be easily implemented by any City or Town Public Works Department, Community Service Organization, user group or dedicated individual. Also during the Board meeting, Golden Plate awards will be presented to Verde Valley food establishments that have met certain criteria and final approval of allocation of Forest Project Funds will be considered. The meeting will be held in the County Administrative Services Building, Verde Valley Complex on South 6th Street in Cottonwood.

A traffic stop has resulted in an arrest for alleged steroid possession. On Tuesday morning at 10:45, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputies stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Interstate 17, north of Cordes Junction. After the Sheriff’s Office K-9 alerted on the vehicle, a plastic baggie containing marijuana and 2 marijuana pipes were located. During a check of the trunk, deputies located a safe that contained 4 vials of steroids. Deputies also found numerous syringes stored with the bottles of testosterone. Also in the safe was a ledger documenting steroid quantities and pricing in amounts over 38 hundred dollars. As a result of the investigation, the driver, Oklahoma resident David Johnson, Jr. was arrested for possession and transportation. The passenger, 28 year old Texas resident Raul Alcala has also been arrested for possession.

Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce Director Marnie Uhl has received a special honor. Uhl, who has served as Chamber Director for the past 5 years, has been appointed Chairwoman of the Winter Institute Board of Regents. Representatives note associations and chambers have used the U.S. Chamber’s Institute as a training platform for the professional development of their future leaders. Uhl graduated from the Winter Institute at the University of Arizona in 2005, has served on the Institute Board of Regents since 2008 and served as Class Advisor in 2007 and 2008. As Chairwoman, she will implement the policies created by the Institute’s National Board of Trustees, leading the Institute website and directing site recruitment.

The Institute’s 5 Boards of Regents serve on behalf of the National Board of Trustees. Each regent is an Institute graduate nominated by their peers.

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