Trumpet ministries coming to church

Heavenly Trumpet Ministries, a musical organization directed by Christian recording artist Rev. Rudy Cervantes, will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 W. Magee Road.

Cervantes, who plays the trumpet, flugelhorn, electronic trumpet and piccolo trumpet, has produced and recorded more than a dozen albums.

Cervantes will also perform pre-service music at Ascension Lutheran for the 5 p.m. service Saturday, as well as services that start at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday.

Cervantes' concert is free, but donations will be accepted. His albums will be available for purchase after the show.

For more information call 297-3095.

Avra Valley Fire buys $260K truck

The Avra Valley Fire District bought a new fire truck with nearly $260,000 from the Tohono O'odham grant program.

The Tohono O'odham Nation identified the district as a priority area in need of better public safety and health care.

With the new truck, Avra Valley Fire will have three trucks in service, decreasing response times to emergencies in the district.

The fire truck, a Type I engine, carries a three-person crew.

For more information on Avra Valley Fire, visit online.

Desert Flyers plan August air show

The Sonoran Desert Flyers, a group of radio-controlled aircraft enthusiasts, are taking flight in August with a community event meant to celebrate the hobby.

The group will host a demonstration and air show from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 17 at the group's field at 660 W. Naranja Drive.

Helicopters, quadracopters, gliders and other radio-controlled fliers will be on display.

There is no admission charge, but donations of nonperishable food will be accepted.

For more information visit online.

MUSD's Crawley wins PR award

Marana Unified School District public relations officer Tamara Crawley won a statewide award from the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Arizona State organization. Delta Kappa Gamma's purpose is to promote female educators.

Crawley received the Omicron State Media Award at an April 20 awards luncheon during the group's state convention and awards luncheon at Radisson Suites Tucson, 6555 E. Speedway.

The award salutes Crawley's work in promoting programs to enhance kids' lives outside of school. Crawley has been with the district since 2004.

Mexican restaurant to open in Oro Valley

La Hacienda No. 10 Mexican Restaurant will open in Placita de Oro in Oro Valley in October.

Restaurant owners Ruben and Maria Sahagun of Arlington, Wash., have signed a lease for a 3,619-square-foot building at 11931 N. First Ave., in the shopping center at the southwest corner of North First Avenue and East Tangerine Road. The Sahaguns own two La Hacienda Mexican Restaurants in Washington.

Marana celebrating Park and Rec Month

Marana is celebrating National Park and Recreation Month by setting up booths at various times and locations in July.

The booths will allow visitors to enter a contest for giveaways and answer questions about what they like to do outdoors.

Here's the schedule:

• 5:30-7 p.m. today and July 25 Splash N' Dash at Ora Mae Harn Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road.

• 10-11 a.m. July 23, Community tour at Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, 15000 N. Secret Springs Drive.

• 5:45-7 p.m. July 17, 24 and 31 at Meet Me in Marana at Wade McLean Park, behind Coyote Trail Elementary School at 8000 N. Silverbell Road.

For more information, go to online.

Bible school offered by Mountain Shadows

Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church is offering Vacation Bible School for students from kindergarten through 12 years old.

The camp 9 a.m.-noon July 22-26 at the church, 14240 N. Oracle Road.

Following the camp, there will be a special service at 10 a.m. July 28. At the service the kids will sing, recite Bible verses and talk about their experiences from the camp.

The theme is "Clean Water for All God's Children." Kids will learn about children in parts of the world without access to clean water, and they will participate in projects to support those in need.

For more information, visit online.

Chamber seeking award nominees

The Marana Chamber of Commerce is looking to name the 2012 Community & Business Builder of the Year, and is looking for nominees.

To nominate a company, visit online and describe the business's community involvement and commercial growth. The nomination process will be open until 3 p.m. July 30.

Winners will be announced at an August luncheon.

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