ATTENTION: The Marine Corps has chosen KCFY to once again be a drop off location for Toys For Tots this Christmas! You can drop off your new unwrapped toys for local child who need gifts this Christmas, here to the KCFY Studios located at 1921 S. Rail Ave., Monday through Friday from 8 am - 2 pm before December 16th, 2019. Thank you for helping us to put a smile on a child's face this Christmas.
The Yuma Police Dept is now accepting applications for their Citizens Police Academy. The academy is designed to educate the citizens of Yuma about the daily operations of the Yuma Police Dept,. The academy, which is twelve (12) weeks long, will give participants an opportunity to see how the police department works and get some "hands on" instruction on various topics relating to police work. Some of those classes include a driving course, firearms training , building searches, decision making scenarios, K9 demonstration, crime scene processing, narcotics gangs, animal control, driving under the influence and traffic laws. Participants will also get a tour of the department and have to complete a ride-a-long with an officer. We will be holding two separate academies, one on Tuesday nights and one on Wednesday nights. They will start on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 and Wednesday, January 8th 2020 with a graduation at the end of March 2020. Classes will be held every Tues and Weds evening from 6 pm - 9 pm and some nights running til 10 pm. Classes are held at The Yuma Police Dept 1500 S 1st Ave and at the Public Safety Training facility. No fee to attend, however; attendance at 9 sessions minimum is required and you must participate in all "hands on" exercises and complete the ride-along" for successful completion of the course. Preference will be given to residents of the City of Yuma. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and pass a background check. The class size is limited to 14 participants.. Questions ? or want to apply? Call Edith Ruiz at 373-4731. Application deadline is Nov 15th, 2019.
The Salvation Army is looking for energetic, giving, community minded volunteers this holiday season to be bell ringers at The Army's famous Red Kettles throughout our community. More volunteers than ever are needed to help those in need this holiday season. For more information please contact your local Salvation Army here in Yuma at (928) 783-0181 or visit: Arizona.SalvationArmy.org and click on "volunteer".
A flashing yellow arrow traffic signal is coming to 4th Ave and 8th Street in Yuma on Oct 28th! A flashing yellow arrow means you can make your left turn, but only when it is safe to do so. You must use caution and yield to pedestrians and oncoming traffic as those drivers will have a green light. With more traffic on the roads, everyday, there is a larger backup of traffic at intersections. Implementing this flashing yellow arrow should get more traffic through during each signal cycle. The flashing yellow arrow does not replace the solid yellow arrow,.... it is an addition to traffic signal. Police Dept asks that everyone be patient while drivers get adjusted to the change.. The flashing yellow arrow is already in some cities in Arizona and in other states.
Walk Thru Christmas at Yuma Lutheran School / Christ Lutheran Church, 2555 S Engler Ave, Yuma on December 11th and 12th . Tickets are FREE but space is limited. Experience the sights and sounds of the Christmas nativity as Yuma Lutheran School students present them through skits and songs. Tours begin every15 minutes from 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm each day. Call Christ Lutheran to reserve your tickets 928-726-0773 or e mail ChurchOffice@ChristYuma.org
The Nutcracker.... A Classic Christmas Tradition , by Ballet Yuma is being performed on December 13 th at 7 pm, Dec 14th at 1 pm and 5 pm, and Dec 15th at 1 pm at Snider Auditorium, 400 S 6th Ave, Yuma. Tickets Available at BALLETYUMA.ORG or contact Jenn Coleman at 928-446-6770. Jon Cristofori and Kathleen Sinclair, Artistic Directors.
to 1:00 PM
Wreaths Across America Day is December 14th this year. A day to remember, honor, and teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery , as well as more than 1600 additional locations in all 50 states, at sea, and abroad. Our wreath laying ceremonies here in Yuma are at Desert Lawn Memorial Park Yuma at 10 am.and at Sunset Vista Cemetery Foothills, at 12 noon. Wreaths are $15 each. Make checks payable to : Wreaths Across America , mail them to: 1892 W Camino Pradera, Yuma, AZ 85365. For more information or to volunteer contact Winnie Moir at 928-502-0238. Please help sponsor these wreaths so no veteran's grave will be left out. Thanks.
to 7:00 PM
On December 14th (Saturday afternoon) from 4 pm - 7 pm Green Pastures Horse Ranch is holding a Benefit BBQ at 1950 W 3rd Street, Yuma, hosted by :Southwestern Palliative Care and Hospice. Pre-sale tickets $10 For tickets call: 928-503-2605. BBQ Plate: BBQ Pit Beef, Ranch beans, Macaroni Salad & roll. Drinks included. All are invited.
to 4:00 PM
The 40th Annual Handbell Christmas concert : "PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE" will be presented by the Cindy Klein Memorial Handbell Choir on December 14 and 15, 2019 (two separate performances) at 4 pm. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 3030 8th Avenue, Yuma, AZ 928-344-3013.
3 Days of Christmas at the Crossroads Mission : Monday, Dec 23 Mexican Food Tuesday Dec 24 Roast Beef Wednesday, Dec 25 Baked Turkey Each day Serving from 11 am - 1 pm at 944 S Arizona Ave, Yuma "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men in whom his favor rests" Luke 2:14 Everyone is welcome to these free community events.