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

Farm Service rep at chapters

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

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

• 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, 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.

Dine’ healing and wellness

Guest speaker Thomas Hathalie, traditional healer, will be at Greyhills Academy auditorium 6-8 p.m. tonight (Jan. 29). This event, sponsored by the 21st Century Learning Center, is free and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call 283-6271, ext. 443.

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.

Coaching workshops

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 Friday, Jan. 31. For details either call NARSI at 317-462-4245, or see the web site at http://www.charismapros.com/p/narsi.htm.

Forest health issues meeting

Congressman Rick Renzi will discuss forest health issues during a town hall meeting 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at Flagstaff City Hall in council chambers, 211 W. Aspen Ave. The presentation will be followed by questions from the audience. This meeting is open to the public, but seating is limited so participants are urged to arrive early.

Benefit Pow wow

Young Eagle Benefit Pow wow will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 in the Dilcon Community School gymnasium. Participants include Master of Ceremonies Ed Begay, Northern Host Drum Thunder Creek, Head Staff Carrier Timothy Yazzie, Head Man Dancer Benny Yazzie Jr. and Head Woman Dancer Valjeana Begay. Grand Entry will be at 1 and 7 p.m. All proceeds will go towards the fourth annual Young Eagle Benefit Pow wow planned for April 4 and 5. For more information about this event or the fourth annual event, contact Vernita Begay at 928-657-3374.

Bodaway/Gap Chapter

Bodaway/Gap Planning Commit-tee will meet 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1. At 1 p.m. on Feb. 10, there will be a meeting regarding the Bodaway/Gap medical clinic in the Eubank Conference Room at Tuba City Indian Medical Center. On Feb. 13 at 1 p.m., Care and Share Food Bank will be at the chapter house.

Benefit Song & Dance

Everyone is welcome to attend a Veterans Benefit Song and Dance held Saturday, 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, cakewalks, 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.

TCUSD Governing Board Position open

Due to the resignation of George Abe from the Tuba City Unified School District No. 15 Governing Board, Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Cecilia Owen, announced that her office is accepting letters of interest along with a short resume from residents of the TCUSD who are interested in serving on the governing board. Please send letters of interest to: Cecilia Owen, Coconino County Superintendent of Schools, 110 E. Cherry Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001 or fax them to: 928-779-6571. Owen encourages any interested party to consider this important volunteer office as a true service to your community and its children. This governing board position will run from Feb. 20 to Dec. 31, 2004. The deadline for letters of interest is Saturday, Feb. 1.

Fun walk & 5K race

On Saturday, Feb. 1 there will be a fun walk and 5K race 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. For more information, call the TC Office of Dine’ Youth at 928-283-3025/3026.

Coalmine Canyon Chapter events

Coalmine Canyon Chapter will hold a planning meeting at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. The Land Use Planning Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 16. The regular chapter meeting will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 16. All these meetings will be held at the Coalmine Canyon Chapter modular building in Coalmine Canyon (18 miles south of Tuba City on Highway 264).

Dilkon Chapter AA

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 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 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.

Dine’ approaches

to healing & wellness

Guest speaker Johnson Dennison, traditional healer, will be at Greyhills Academy auditorium 6-8 p.m. Feb. 5. This event, sponsored by the 21st Century Learning Center, is free and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call 283-6271, ext. 443.

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