The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame to Induct A New Class of 24 Veterans in Ceremonies on October 27, 2017
The annual Induction Ceremony of the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame will take place on Friday, October 27th, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Talking Stick Resort Conference Center, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85256. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame is sponsored and administered by the Unified Arizona Veterans, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, www.azuav.org. The Induction Ceremony recognizes and honors Arizona veterans who have honorably served their country and who continue to serve and inspire their fellow American citizens with civic deeds and accomplishments outside their military service, including Arizona Medal of Honor Recipients recognized for valor in action against enemy forces in wartime. The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame is recognized by the Governor of Arizona and the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, and supported by the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society. This will be the 17th class of veterans inducted since the inception of the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame in 2001.
This year’s Induction Ceremony will recognize the Class of 2017:
- Jose L. Baeza, Hereford, Marine Corps veteran
- Harry H. Bailey, Jr., Phoenix, Air Force veteran
- Harvey A. Bershader, Sedona, Army veteran
- Harry E. Bowen, Sr., Sierra Vista, Army veteran
- John L. Chase, Scottsdale, Navy veteran
- Eugene C. Crego, Mesa, Marine Corps veteran
- Helene F. Culin, Sun City, Army veteran
- Robert Dalpe, Chandler, Air Force veteran
- Mark Field, Surprise, Navy veteran
- John B. Fontana, Scottsdale, Navy veteran
- John H. Fuller, Jr., Mesa, Air Force veteran
- Kevin W. Haegele, Phoenix, Navy veteran
- Anthony Irby, El Mirage, Army veteran
- Andrew R. Jones, Chandler, Marine Corps veteran
- Mitchell D.K. Kalauli II, Lake Havasu City, Army veteran
- Christine M. Mahon, Phoenix, Army veteran
- Brian S. Mancini, Surprise, Army veteran, posthumous
- Darrell D. Mandrell, Chandler, Army veteran
- Edmund L. Mangan III, Phoenix, Air Force veteran
- Roy A. McClymonds, Mesa, Air Force veteran
- Donald L. Price, Sierra Vista, Marine Corps veteran
- Michael W. Roberts, Sierra Vista, Army veteran
- Allen F. Rossow, Sierra Vista, Army veteran
- Lewis E. Wood, Sr., Glendale, Army veteran
Veterans, military, and the public are invited to the Induction Ceremony, which includes lunch. The lunch entrée is Herb Roasted Chicken. Special dietary needs such as requests for vegetarian meals will be accommodated.
Registration Information: Registration information is now available at the Unified Arizona Veterans website, www.azuav.org. Please download/print the Registration Form, fill it out, and mail the Registration Form and your check or money order payable to “UAV” to: UAV, P.O. Box 34338, Phoenix, AZ 85067, Attn: Treasurer.
The “Early Bird” cost is $55 per person until September 30, 2017. From October 1st to October 13th, the lunch cost changes to $65. Registrations with payment must be received in the UAV post office box by September 30th, and October 13th, respectively.
Veterans and the public who do not have access to the Registration form on the website www.azuav.org, please contact Carol Culbertson, Secretary, telephone 602.799.9480 cell, to have the form mailed to you. The final Registration due date is October 13, 2017. Only registered guests will be allowed to attend the Induction Ceremony and lunch. All lunches are pre-paid; lunches will not be sold at the
Induction Ceremony event. For general information about the Induction Ceremony and luncheon, please contact Carol Culbertson, Secretary, Unified Arizona Veterans, at email: email@example.com, telephone 602.799.9480 cell; or Reggie Yates, Chair, Unified Arizona Veterans, at email: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 602.373.0703 cell.
Points of Contact: Carol Culbertson, Secretary, Unified Arizona Veterans, email@example.com, 602.799.9480 cell; or Reggie Yates, Chair, Unified Arizona Veterans, firstname.lastname@example.org, 602.373.0703 cell.
(Lake Havasu City, AZ – August 16, 2017) For the first time since June 1918 a total solar eclipse will be visible from coast to coast in the United States, travelling across the nation from Oregon to South Carolina on August 21, 2017. People will be able to observe via television, telescopes, or their own eyes; however, big events also mean big opportunities for scammers and unethical businesses. Better Business Bureau (BBB) reminds everyone the importance of planning carefully and trusting your instincts.
Be on the lookout for the following scams as you get ready for the eclipse:
Counterfeit Eclipse Glasses
Never look directly at the sun. To view the eclipse without damage to your eyes, use solar filter glasses. While sunglasses block about 50 percent of the sun’s rays, solar filter glasses block more than 99.99 percent. Unfortunately, many solar glasses available online may be fake or do not meet safety specifications. Your best bet is to stick with a brand certified by NASA or the American Astronomical Society (AAS) – for a list of reputable vendors visit eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters.
Additional tips for safe viewing:
- Regular sunglasses, even very dark sunglasses, are not enough.
- Warn children of the danger of viewing the eclipse without protective eyewear.
- Do not observe the eclipse through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device.
- Read more about viewing the solar eclipse safely at eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety.
If looking for a place to stay during the eclipse, be careful when booking online through a third-party site. Check with bbb.org to see what previous customers have to say about their experience. Don’t deal with anyone who asks for payment outside the website’s approved options, and ask for a confirmation number or email. Always double check that a listing is on the real website and emails are coming from official addresses. Using a credit card offers the best fraud protection.
There have been reports of travelers who booked hotels for the eclipse long in advance (before it was widely publicized) only to see their reservations canceled or moved to hotels far from viewing spots. Some of the original rooms are then offered again at a much higher rate. If you are travelling out of town for the eclipse and have a hotel booked, double-check your reservations before heading out.
Cities across the path of totality are offering free and/or VIP viewing parties. Scammers may set up fake events online or through social media and charge people for access to what should be a free event. NASA has information on many events at eclipse2017.nasa.gov/event-locations.
Traffic will likely be very heavy on any road between a major city and the eclipse path. A bus might sound like great option, but be careful you don’t make a reservation only to end up without transportation. Make sure you deal directly with a bus or limo company to avoid scammers using a legitimate business as a front. Go to bbb.org to look for Accredited Businesses and read reviews and complaints before you book.
This month’s eclipse may be a rare chance to see an extraordinary astronomical event right in your backyard. That urgency and unique opportunity are what can make scams successful. Remember to do your research and if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
If you are the victim of a scam related to the eclipse, go to BBB.org/scamtracker to file a scam report.
For more information or to schedule an interview with a BBB spokesperson, please contact Elaine Cullen at 928-302-3701 or email@example.com.
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Calling all Barstool painters to reinvent an old barstool into a piece of furniture with a story and/or personality.
The Barstool Auction is Sept. 16 At the Flying X starts at 5-7. Barstools entries can be dropped off at that location between 10-12.
It is promoted by and benefits HAPA, Havasu Area Public Art. To fund projects like the one on Main Street with the cars.
Last Years auction helped pay for the artist to paint it. We are a group of people/artists who are very committed to ‘ ARTing up’ Havasu.
We had over 30 entries for the live and silent auction. It was a blast for all who participated or bid on a barstool.
Art pieces to include both murals and sculpture pieces.
Havasu Area Public Art proudly presents the Second Annual Bar Stool Auction. Dozens of original, one of a kind, bar stools created by local artists will be available at auction or raffle. Proceeds benefit future public art projects for Lake Havasu City. Event is hosted by the Flying X Saloon. Viewing begins at 5 pm, the auction starts at 6 pm, followed by the raffle. Admission is FREE. For information about the event or creating a bar stool call Pam 928.412.7726.
Founded by Dick and Betty
Being a great athlete isn’t just about running the fastest or jumping the highest. It’s also about doing the right thing. That’s why Better Business Bureau (BBB) has partnered with Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) to recognize Arizona high school athletes whose ethics standout to coaches, teammates, and fans. Do you know an athlete that does the right thing on and off the field? Nominate them today we’re at BBB ethical athlete’s scholarship, click here to see more details.
The Better Business Bureau has partnered with Isagenix to recognize high school athletes doing the right thing on and off the court. Two athletes are chosen each month during the school year. Each month a $1,000 scholarship is issued to one male and one female. Then, all the winners during the school year are eligible for the “Ethical Champion” at the end of the school year and two of our winners (again, one male, one female) will receive an additional $2,500 scholarship.
Do you know the next the winner? We’ve already had three winners in Mohave County – two from Mohave High School and one from Lake Havasu High School and hopefully more to come!
Congratulations Mitch and Mayor Nexsen for being honored by the Vietnam Veterans of America
They both received the second highest award the VVA can award them. It was for their efforts in support of veterans and the Veterans Treatment Court in Havasu.
I’m so proud of you Mitch and all you do! Love you!
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