Community Notes - January 10, 2014

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3,000 Goodyear residents to receive surveys

The National Research Center of Boulder, Colo., will soon be mailing surveys to 3,000 randomly selected Goodyear households.

The survey will be seeking public input to questions on the city’s behalf relating to quality of life, caliber of services residents are receiving and opinion of the local government.

The results will help provide city leaders direction on what is working and what needs to be improved.

A pre-notification was mailed the week of Jan. 6 letting residents know that the first mailing of surveys will be mailed the following week. The second mailing of surveys will go out Jan. 17.

Selected households that receive the surveys are asked to fill them out and return them to the sender. There is no cost to return the survey.

The National Research Center will analyze the data it receives and compile a report, which will be released in late March.


TRICARE briefings set at Luke Air Force Base

Luke Air Force Base’s 56 Medical Group is sponsoring TRICARE for Life briefings for military retirees and their families on Jan. 15. There will be briefings at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the base theater.

The briefings are for those nearing age 65 or for those beneficiaries younger than 65 who are/may be eligible for Medicare A & B due to a disability, and have questions or require information about the program.

Briefings last about an hour and reservations are not required. For information, call Deb at 623-856-7586 or Freddie at 623-856-3079.


Avondale searching for teen artists

The city of Avondale is searching for teen artists to showcase their works in the AZ Teen Art Gallery at the upcoming Art & Music Expo Jan. 24 at City Hall.

The event is a part of the city’s ‘Out & About’ series.

Teens can register online at


Lions Club to host pancake breakfast

The Goodyear Lions Club is hosting its 20th annual Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Jan. 25 at Lattie Coor School, 1403 N. Central Ave., Avondale.

The event benefits the scholarship fund and eyeglasses for children.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 years and younger, and can be purchased from any Lions club member or at the door.

For information, call Bill Rajeski at 623-455-3253 or Jerry Oglesbee at 602-616-6006.


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