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Free neuter/spay vet trailer

The Navajo Nation Veterinary Program will be sponsoring a free neuter/spay surgery program for dogs and cats. This program will be held Aug. 4-8 in Tuba City. The trailer will be parked at the veterinary clinic in Kerley Valley. The animals can be brought to the clinic around 8 a.m. and need to be picked up the same day at designated times. All animals must be at least 3 months old and fasting from food and water for at least 12 hours prior to surgery. Low cost vaccination will also be available. For more information call 928-283-4644.

Seeking Chinle area royalty

All Chinle area royalty within schools (boarding, public, preschools and others) and community event royalty are needed to participate in the Central Agency Fashion Show. Please contact Maureen Begay, pageant coordinator, at 928-674-3376/3682 as soon as possible.

Cool Runnings 5K, fun run

Come celebrate the completion of Hopi High School’s summer running program as the teams begin their quest in defending their 3A Cross Country title. The annual Cool Runnings 5K and 2-mile fun runs will be held Aug. 6 at Hopi Veterans Memorial Center in Kykotsmovi. The 5K will begin at 6 p.m. (MST) and the 2-mile run/walk will begin at 6:30 p.m. (MST). Awards will go to top male and female finishers in the 5K races. T-shirts will be included in the entry fee for the first 125 entries for either run. The early entry fee is $5 and is $8 on the day of the race. Onsite registration will begin at 4 p.m. Aug. 6. Entry forms are available at various stores and establishments on the Hopi reservation. Entries can also be picked up and dropped off at Harvey Honyouti’s residence behind the village store. For more information, contact Honyouti at 734-2461, 738-5111, ext. 239 or hopicc@yahoo.com.

Men & women’s B-ball

A men and women’s B-ball tournament will be held Friday through Sunday, Aug. 1-3 at Tolani Lake Elementary School. The men’s tournament will be 12-team double elimination bracket with an entry fee of $150. The women’s tournament will be eight-team double elimination bracket with an entry fee of $125. . Awards will go to first through fourth place, most valuable player, most three-pointers, traveling and sportsmanship, plus 10 for All-Tourney. For more information, call 928-686-3285/6101 (between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday).

Cedar school district

Cedar Unified School District No. 25 enrollment is underway for new and returning students at Jeddito Public School and Whitecone Satellite School. School starts Aug. 11. Kindergartners must be 5 years old before Sept. 1.Bring important documents such as birth certificate, Certificate of Indian Blood, Social Security card and updated immunization records. Hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call Jeddito School at 928-738-2334/2335 or Whitecone Satellite School at 928-654-3451.

Bodaway/Gap Chapter

Bodaway/Gap Chapter will hold a Planning Board meeting at 3 p.m. (DST) Sunday Aug. 3 at the chapter house. The regular Planning meeting will be 5:30 p.m. (DST) Tuesday, Aug. 5. The regular chapter meeting is 3:30 p.m. (DST) Aug. 19.

Kaibeto AA meetings

Open Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings are held each Tuesday at 7 p.m. (MST). Located at Kaibeto Bureau of Indian Affairs campus, dorm No. 4 (north wing/east entrance) in Kaibeto. For more information please call C. Fowler or Department of Behavioral Health Services at 928-673-3267.

St. Michaels’ meetings

The St. Michaels Chapter will hold a Planning meeting at 1:30 p.m. (DST) Sunday, Aug. 3 at the chapter house in St. Michaels. Members of the surrounding communities of Coal Mine Road, Oak Springs, Butterfly View and St. Michaels are invited to attend. Discussion will cover proposed resolutions, scholarships, home site leases and other issues concerning local communities. A Community Land Use Planning meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. (DST) on Aug. 11. All committee members and officers are encouraged to be present and on time. For more information, call the chapter at 928-871-7842.

Bible education

Cook College and Theological School representatives will be at First Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Tuba City on Aug. 6. This event, open to the public, begins at 5 p.m. and lasts until about 8 p.m. A potluck dinner will follow. Stephen Hillis and Don McGuirk will be recruiting and will give a presentation on curriculum offered at Crook. McGuirk will give a sample bible and Christian education class. Enrolled student Nathan Whitehorse will give testimony to his call and continuing education.

TC High fall sports

All Tuba City High School athletes interested in participating in football, volleyball, boys and girls cross country and cheerleading for the 2003-04 school year need to sign up in the TCHS athletic office as soon as possible. Fall sports practice begins Aug. 11. Returning athletes need to update AIA files by returning a signed health questionnaire and permission/consent forms. Incoming freshmen and transfer students must have current physical exam, birth certificate and parent permission/consent forms on file before they are eligible to practice. All forms are available at the athletic department. For more information, call 928-283-1123/1125.

Car seat clinics planned

Come and learn to how to correctly install and use children’s car seats. For those who need them, car seats will be available. Clinics are scheduled 9-11 a.m. Aug. 6 at Shungopavy community building, Aug. 13 at Kykotsmovi community building, Aug. 20 at Hotevilla Store and Aug. 27 at Moenkopi community building. For more information, call 737-2670 or 737-6277/6283.

TC Health Service closure

Tuba City Department of Behavioral Health Service will be closed Aug. 11-15. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Aug. 18.

Fun walk in TC

A fun walk will be held at 6 p.m. (DST) Aug. 7 at the old airport on Moenave Road in Tuba City. The Tuba City WIC (Women, Infant and Children) Program and Tuba City Health Promotions Program are sponsoring this walk, held in conjunction with Brest Feeding Awareness Month. For more information, call 928-283-2887/2878.

Walk-in dental exams

Due to the dental clinic construction, the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation Dental Department will temporarily stop doing morning walk-in exams (check ups) effective Aug. 15. Exams will resume when the renovation is completed, which expected be in November or December. For more information, call 283-2672.

Parent training

Free daylong parent training sessions will offer presentations and discussions about services available to parents of children with disabilities. Sessions run from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and lunch will be provided to participants. A training session will be held Aug. 13 at Education Center auditorium in Window Rock. The Navajo Nation Office of Special Education, Bureau of Indian Affairs, St. Michaels Association for Special Education and Native American Protection & Advocacy Project are sponsors. Registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Marilynn Freeman at 928-871-7935 or 1-866-341-9918 (toll-free).

La Familia at casino

La Familia will perform at 8:45 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 and Saturday, Aug. 2 in the Dragonfly Lounge at Cliff Castle Casino. The show is free of charge. La Familia plays a variety of music, specifically Latin, Top 40 and Old School, to keep the dance floor busy all night. Cliff Castle is located in Camp Verde off Interstate 17, just east of exit 289. For more information, call 928-567-7900.

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