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17 November 2015   Lynne LaMaster

Happy ending in the case of a search for a Cottonwood Man

CYMPO Change
The Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization Executive Board will be making some changes for the new year. The Board will be holding elections for officers that will become effective January 1st. Prescott Valley Town Councilwoman Mary Mallory is the current Chair, Yavapai County Supervisor Craig Brown is the Vice-Chair and Dewey-Humboldt Mayor Terry Nolan is the Secretary/Treasurer. Nolan also serves as representative to the Rural Transportation Advocacy Council. The Board needs to pick a representative for 2016, and it’s been recommended Nolan remain in that position. An alternate will need to be chosen. The Board will hold the elections during its voting session at 4 Wednesday afternoon. Members will also be prioritizing future projects and planning studies in 2016. The meeting will be held in the Yavapai County Administrative Services Building on Fair Street in Prescott.

Meet with Supervisor Craig Brown
Share your comments and concerns with a Yavapai County Supervisor. Craig Brown, who serves as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors has scheduled a Town Hall meeting at 6 Tuesday night at the Chino Valley Senior Center on Butterfield Road. Public Works Director Byron Jaspers, Development Services Director Steven Mauk, Flood Control Director Dan Cherry, Emergency Management Director Denny Foulk, Health Department Director Stephen Tullos and Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Frank Barbaro are also scheduled to participate. They will give short presentations on important county issues and a question and answer period will follow. Brown was going to hold a second town hall on Thursday at Seligman High School on Main Street. That’s been postponed until further notice.

Fill a Bucket Food Drive
Fill the bucket for a good cause. The Yavapai County Public Works Department will be holding its 2nd annual Fill A Bucket Food Drive for needy families. Today (Tuesday) until 4, an Empire Southwest Caterpillar front loader will be parked at the County Administration Building on 6th Street in Cottonwood. Items collected will be donated to the Cottonwood Old Town Mission. Tomorrow, a front end loader will be parked at the County Administration Building on Fair Street in Prescott. At 4, a truck from the Salvation Army will pick up donations. Representatives say last year, the bucket was overfilled in Prescott. Some suggested donated items include rice, canned vegetables, peanut butter, dog and cat food, infant formula and baby food.
Happy Ending in Cottonwood
A happy ending in the search for a missing Cottonwood man. Eighty year old Eugene Campbell was last seen at 7 Friday night in the 2000 block of Highway 89A in Cottonwood. Campbell suffers from early onset dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. He wasn’t wearing a shirt or shoes and he left behind his glasses, dentures and medications. Cottonwood Police Sergeant Tod Moore says there were additional concerns due to the cold overnight temperatures. Moore explains a search got underway Saturday morning. Campbell was located just before 2 Saturday afternoon by a Search and Rescue team in a wash about a quarter mile from his home. Campbell, who was alert and responsive, was taken to the Verde Valley Medical Center for further evaluation.

Lincoln Avenue Project
Now that sewer main installation is complete on Lincoln Avenue in Prescott, crews will be moving on to installation of service lines. This installation work is scheduled to take place over the next 2 weeks. Road paving will occur the week after that between West Hillside Avenue and the low water crossing near Miller Valley Road. Lincoln is closed in that area to through traffic. Watch for delays during construction. Delays are also expected on Center Street and Road 3 North in Chino Valley. Yavapai County Public Works is performing pavement construction in that area. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times through the work zone. Construction is scheduled to be completed by November 30th. Work hours for both projects are 7 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Silent Witness Information Needed
A cash reward could be yours if you have information that leads to an arrest in a Clarkdale burglary. According to Yavapai Silent Witness, on Tuesday, October 13th, a burglar broke into a home in the 300 block of Vista Lane. Several items were stolen, including guns. Anyone who has information on this incident is asked to call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. Director Steve Skurja explains even the smallest detail could be helpful. Over in Prescott Valley, the search is ongoing for a suspect or suspects involved in a break-in last month at Liberty Traditional School. Sergeant Jake Jackson says anonymous tips can be called in to Silent Witness.