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

Little League coaches needed

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 Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. As a special treat, pizza will be served. For more information, call Pat O’Connor at 283-5256.

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.

Open men’s B-ball tourney

An open men’s basketball tournament will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24-26 at Tolani Lake. This is a 14-team bracket, eight-team roster tournament. The entry fee is $120. For more information, call Ferlin Nez at 928-853-8218 or 928-714-0214 (evenings).

Western Agency Veterans meeting

A Veterans Federal Benefit Workshop and Western Agency Veterans meeting will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24-25 at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff. Topics will include pension/compensation benefits, education benefits and home loans. New officers for the Western Navajo Agency Veterans Organization will be elected Jan. 25. For more information, call the Tuba City Department of Veterans Affairs at 928-283-3029.

Art workshop in Flagstaff

The Artists’ Coalition of Flagstaff, a nonprofit local arts organization, presents a workshop on getting artwork into quality exhibitions from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 25, at Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N Fort Valley Road in Flagstaff. This workshop gives insight into how art juries select winning entries and how to photograph art. Enjoy discussion and critique to help fine-tune art show presentations. Participants are asked to bring five slides of their work. The fee is $15 fee ($10 for ACF members). To register for “Enhancing Your Chances with Juries — a Mock Jury & Slides Critique Workshop” or for more information, contact Cathi Borthwick of the Artists’ Coalition at 928-526-8594 or ceborthwick@aol.com.

Boot-scootin’ fun at Cliff Castle Casino

Western Fusion will perform at 8:45 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Dragonfly Lounge at Cliff Castle Casino. The show is free of charge. Western Fusion keeps dancers boot-scootin’ all night to today’s best country hits. Featuring live entertainment in an intimate setting, the Dragonfly Lounge hosts a variety of performers, including comedy, magic, dance and musical guests. The casino is located in Camp Verde just east of I-17, at exit 289. For more information, call 928-567-7900.

Farm Service rep at chapter houses

The deadline for filing 2002 shorn wool and mohair benefits is Jan. 31. A Coconino County Farm Service Agency Representative from Flagstaff, Arizona will be at local chapter houses on the following dates to take applications:

• 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 at Tonalea Chapter.

• 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Gap Chapter.

• 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 29 at LeChee Chapter.

• 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at Coalmine Sub-Office.

Those who have sold 2002 wool/mohair must provide the Farm Service with a sales receipt that includes the type of commodity (wool or mohair), the pounds, the price per pound, the date of sale, the seller, the buyer and the buyer’s signature.

If 2002 wool/mohair was burned, buried or disposed of in any way other than selling, it is not eligible for benefits. This schedule will be in place as long as the weather permits. Anyone with questions should contact the Farm Bureau office at 928-774-2401.

Fun walk & 5K race series on Saturdays

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.

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.

Winter gear, 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.

Kaibeto AA open 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.

NARSI coaching workshops planned

The Native American Recreation & Sport Institute (NARSI) youth sport administration and youth sport coaching workshops will be in Albuquerque, N.M., Feb. 18-19 at the Rio Grande Inn. The registration and payment deadline is Jan. 31. For details either call NARSI at 317-462-4245, or see the web site at http://www.charismapros.com/p/narsi.htm.

Veterans Benefit Song and Dance

Everyone is welcome to attend a Veterans Benefit Song and Dance held Feb. 1 at Tolani Lake Elementary School Academy. Admission is $4 per person. Registration is at noon and the grand entry is at 1 p.m. Awards go to dancers and singers. There will be concessions, cake walks, raffles and door prizes. All donations are appreciated. Bill McCabe and Jimmy Wilson are emcees. Wheyoldaashii Veterans organization and District 5 Song & Dance Committee are sponsoring this event.

Valentine Bazaar in Tuba City

A Valentine Bazaar will be held at St. Jude Parrish Hall in Tuba City on Feb. 13 from 6-10 p.m. Buy sweetheart gifts of flowers, jewelry and more or just come to eat. Vendors welcome at $10 per table but must bring their own tables and chairs. For more information call 283-4739 or 283-6443.

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