<b><center>Quick Reads</center></b>

Tuba City AA meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held noon-1 p.m. every Thursday at Tuba City Department of Behavioral Health Service in the conference room. For more information, call 928-283-3346.

Benefit Social Song & Dance

Everyone is welcome to attend a Benefit Social Song and Dance held Saturday, Jan. 11 at Tonaneesdizi Community Center in Tuba City. Registration is at 10 a.m. and the grand entry is at 1 p.m. Grocery awards go to all dancers and group singers. Donations of groceries or other items are appreciated. Kenneth Curley Sr. is emcee. Western Navajo Social Song & Dance Committee is hosting and sponsoring this event.

Fun walk & 5K race series

Every Saturday in January and Feb. 1 there will be fun walks and 5K races at the old airport in Tuba City. Registration is at 11 with the race starting at noon. Age groups will be announced. There is a one-time registration fee of $20. Participants in all five races get a free T-shirt. For more information, call the TC Office of Dine’ Youth at 928-283-3025/3026.

Winter clothing, blankets needed

The Sunshine Rescue Mission/Hope Cottage has an urgent need for cold weather clothing and blankets. Items needed include all sizes of coats, caps, gloves, boots, sweaters and socks as well as blankets. Please deliver them to the mission at 124 S. Francisco St. or call 774-3512 for pick-up. Ask for a tax deductible receipt.

Dilkon Chapter AA meetings

Alcoholic Anonymous meetings take place at the Dilkon Chapter Hogan on Monday afternoons from 2-3 p.m. For more information, call 928-657-8000.

Benefit raffle date changed

The raffle drawing to benefit expenses incurred by surgery for Ron Begaye, which was scheduled for New Year’s Eve, has been postponed to Jan. 25. This is due to an unfortunate passing of a family member. All raffle tickets sold will be honored and will continue to be on sale until Jan. 24. The Begay family expresses their apologies for the postponement and appreciates the community support the raffle has received thus far.

Kaibeto AA meetings

Open Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings are held each Tuesday at noon and 6 p.m. in Kaibeto at Behavioral Health Services in dorm No. 4 on the Bureau of Indian Affairs campus. For more information, call 928-645-2966 or 928-673-3267.

Men’s B-ball tournament

A 12-team 10-player roster double elimination bracket men’s basketball tournament will be held Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 9-11 at Tolani Lake Elementary School. The entry fee is $125, and all entries are on a first come-first serve basis with awards in several categories. Tolani Lake Community Land Use Committee is sponsoring this event. For more information, call Leslie Williams Sr. at 928-527-3075 or Tolani Lake Chapter at 928-686-3285.

Winter Stories lecture

The Winter Stories: The Foundation of Navajo Origin lecture series will be offered Thursday, Jan. 9 at Shiprock Diné College, Shiprock, N.M. (for Navajo speakers). For more information or to register, contact Diné College Office of Continuing Education at 928-283-6321.

Dance benefits juniors

Leupp Schools Inc. Junior Class is hosting a country western dance 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10 in the school gym. Aces Wild will provide the music. The dance is part of the fund-raising drive for the class’ May 2004 graduation field trip.

Junior rodeo awards

Dine’ College Rodeo Team presents the Western Junior Rodeo 2002 Year End Awards Banquet 12-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at Dine’ College in Tsaile. Tickets are $8/adults and $5/children (10 and under). For more information, call Marylou Nells, WJRA president, at 928-527-90367 or Karl Dennison at 928-724-6754.

Little League coaches

The Tuba City/Moenkopi Little League is looking for coaches for the upcoming season. Because of a new application process, anyone who is interested in coaching must attend this special meeting (even last year’s coaches). This is mandatory. The meeting will be held at St. Jude’s Parish Hall in Tuba City on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. As a special treat, pizza will be served. For more information, call Pat O’Connor at 283-5256.

Winter Fest in Kayenta

Kayenta Middle School parents and students are invited to hear the winter blues and join the fun during the Winter Fest 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at Kayenta Middle School cafeteria. The event will begin with a reception for the new principal and assistant principal. The fun will continue with parent and student sessions preparing for life after high school. Activities will be available for younger children. The evening will include games, door prizes and refreshments. Event sponsors are the Kayenta Middle School Prevention Center and Kayenta Boys and Girls Club. For more information, call KMS Prevention Center at 928-697-2303/2037.

Shonto lists events

The Western Navajo Agency Grazing Committee meeting will be held 9 a.m. Jan. 16 at Tuba City. Food distribution will be held at the Shonto Chapter House at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 16.

Foster care group

Catholic Social Services will hold its monthly orientation meeting for people interested in foster care and adoption 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Flagstaff Public Library. The group, who contracts services through Child Protective Services, is seeking more Native American families to participate and needs additional foster homes in Flagstaff.

TCBS pool tournament

A pool tournament will be held 5 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Tuba City Boarding School Student Union. The entry fee is $15 per player with trophies for first through fourth place and T-shirts to all entries. Age brackets are 8-10 years, 11-15 years and 16 years and up. Participants are welcome to bring along their own pool sticks. If interested in playing, please call TC Office of Dine Youth at 928-283-3025/3026.

Poker tournament

Cliff Castle Casino Deals Up Poker Tournament will be held Jan. 19-20. Poker players compete in Texas Hold-Em and Omaha Hi-Lo to win cash prizes totaling at least $10,000 at the Club 52 Poker Room. Eighty players will begin the tournament with $500 in tournament chips and have the option to re-buy or add on chips in $50 increments. Club 52 guarantees at least a $125 cash prize to each player. The tournament will consist of six sessions on the first day, with the first three sessions lasting 20 minutes and the remaining lasting 30 minutes. The game will interchange from Texas Hold-Em to Omaha Hi-Lo at the end of each session. By the end of Jan. 19, players will be eliminated until two tables remain for the final round. All entrants must submit a $15 entry fee and a $100 buy-in per player. Qualifying players can earn a dollar toward the $100 fee for each hour of poker played between now and Jan. 16, with a maximum of 40 hours or $40. Non-qualified players must submit the $100 fee. Located in Camp Verde just east of I-17, at exit 289, the casino is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information about the tournament, please call Club 52 at 928-567-7952.

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