Town councils to hear ASU project on community development

The Oro Valley and Marana town councils will host a joint session, Friday, May 13. The public may attend.

The public meeting, to be held at the Hilton El Conquistador, will hear a presentation on tourism and community development from students from the Arizona State University's Megapolitan Tourism Research Center.

Thirty students from the program visited both Oro Valley and Marana in February to conduct research for the project.

The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m., at 10000 N. Oracle Road.

Letter carriers, food bank team up for food drive

For the 19th consecutive year, the National Association of Letter Carriers and the Community Food Bank will team up to collect donations this Saturday, May 14, for the annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive.

"This is the 19th Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive and it's needed more than ever," said Bill Carnegie, Community Food Bank president/CEO. "We continue to see new families every day at our distribution sites, and I'm hoping for strong community support for this year's food drive. Everything that is donated in our community stays in our community."

In Southern Arizona, residents may leave a bag of non-perishable food, such as canned meats, canned vegetables, canned soups, cereal, peanut butter, canned fruit or canned tomato products next to their mailbox before the time of their mail delivery this Saturday. Food should be in non-breakable containers. Letter carriers and volunteers will collect the food donations and forward them to the Community Food Bank.

Monetary donations will be accepted; online donations may be made at, under "donations."

For more information, contact the NALC Branch, No. 704 at 323-2117 or Jack Parris at 622-0525, ext. 215.

Bennett to attend DCHS family event

Secretary of State Ken Bennett will be the guest of honor at the Desert Christian High School family event on Wednesday, May 11, at 5:30 p.m. at 7525 E. Speedway Blvd. A jumping castle, games and other activities will be there to amuse the kids, with a presentation by Bennett and other State legislators on the Arizona budget for the adults. Everyone is welcome to attend this free evening sponsored by the GOVP2 community of Greater Tucson.

Casas Adobes To host forums on immigration issues

Casas Adobes Congregational Church will begin a new series of forums focusing on border issues, starting Sunday, May 15, at 11:30 a.m.

The Rev. Mark Adams, who has served Presbyterian Border Ministries in Douglas, Agua Prieta and Sonora for 13 years, will discuss social and economic factors affecting the border area and its people.

The goal of the forums is to engage the CACC congregation and a wider audience in a factual exploration of some of the challenging issues facing the community.

The hour-long presentation will be held in McNear Hall at the church, 6801 N. Oracle Road. The public is invited. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, email

SR77 lane near Oracle Junction closed through Thursday

The Arizona Department of Transportation has closed a lane on State Route 77 near Oracle Junction northeast to the San Manuel Junction through tomorrow, May 12, while applying a coat of rejuvenating oil to the roadway surface. The work started May 9.

Lane closures are planned on the following segments of northbound and southbound SR 77 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.:

• Wednesday, May 11, mileposts 105 to 110 to San Manuel Junction

• Thursday, May 12, mileposts 110 to 120 ending south of Winkelman

For more information about this project, visit www.azdot/statewide or call 5-1-1.


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