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Notice On June 23

New 928 Area Code replaced 520

As of June 23, 2001 Northern Arizona was changed from area code 520 to 928. A grace period, ending January 5th of 2002, extends the time that phone companies will allow calls made through old 520 codes to be placed. After this permissive period, calls and faxes dialed with 520 will not go through.

Developmental Screenings 2001

The Kayenta Unified School District offers free developmental screenings for all children up to five years old. These screenings provide information about a child’s ability to stand, walk, talk, and to understand and learn. All screenings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chilchinbeto Chapter House, June 26-27; and Black Mesa Shopping Center, July 10-11. Navajo and English speaking evaluators. For more information call Kris DeVore at (928) 697-2096 or the Special Education Office at (928) 697-2090.

68th Annual Hopi Marketplace

The Museum of Northern Arizona presents the 68th Annual Hopi Marketplace June 30 to July 1. An outdoor Indian market features Native American artists selling their works in booths, also demos, tribal dances and children’s activities. $2-5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (928) 774-5213.

N.H.A. Housing Fair & Vendors Trade Fair

August 17, 2001, at the Window Rock Fair Grounds-Nakai Hall

Booth Sizes: 10'x10' for $300.00, 10' x 20' for $450.00 and outside booth for $300.00

There will be door prizes and raffle. This event is sponsored by the Navajo Housing Authority Annual Meeting Committee. For more information, call Myron at (928) 729-6388 or Katie at (9280) 871-2687.

Bodaway/Gap Planning Meeting

Bodaway/Gap will hold its Chapter Planning Meeting at 5 p.m. on July 3 at the Chapter House. Phone (928) 283-8843 for more information.

Just Move It

2 mile fun walk. Free t-shirts to all walkers. Registration at 6:30, all walks to start at 7:00 p.m. July 3, LeChee Chapter; July 5, Gap/Bodaway; July 12, Tuba City’s Bashas and July 18, Cameron Chapter. For more information contact ODY at (928) 283-3026 and HPDP Office at (928) 283-2997.

Searching for Korean Veterans

Contact your local Veteran Affairs Office: Chinle Agency (928) 674-2224; Eastern Navajo Agency, (505) 786-2030; Ft. Defiance Agency, (928) 729-4010; Shiprock Agency, (505) 368-1013; Western Navajo Agency (928) 283-3029. Bring your DD-214.

Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic

Tuba City Environmental Health is sponsoring a free rabies vaccine clinic. LeChee Chapter House, June 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (DST); Kaibeto Chapter House, July 10, 2001, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Animal must be 3 months or older. No sick or pregnant animals; owner must hold the animal. (928) 283-2843 for information.

Summer Food Service for Children

Meals will be made available free to all children 18 years of age and under through June 29, in the Tuba City School District. Locations are at ENIS (11:30-1:00), and Cameron and Tuba City High School (11:30-12:30), Monday through Friday.

Call for Artists -Flagstaff

During September’s 4th annual Flagstaff Open Studios art tour, artists open their personal studios to the public. Participating artists must apply by July 1. Applications are available at Coconino Center for the Arts, Visible Difference and Franklin Gallery Framers. For more information, see flagstaffopenstudios.com, or phone (928) 527-9989.

Miss Western Navajo Agency Teen Pageant

To all interested young ladies (ages 13-17) within the Western Navajo Agency: applications for the Miss Western Navajo Agency Teen Pageant 2001-2002 are available through Elaine Paddock at the Office of Dine’ Youth @ (928) 283-3021 or Kayla Henderson @ (928) 283-6622. The Pageant will be held July 9, 2001 6-9 p.m. at the Warrior Pavilion.

Register now for Dine Southwest High School

Dine Southwest High School is presently accepting enrollment applications for this unique charter school located on the Seba Dalkai campus for grades 9-12. The school offers small classes with individual attention offering a wide range of instruction—from technology to Navajo language and culture. Open to all students.

Independence Day Festival at Pioneer Museum

An Independence Day Festival at the Pioneer Museum on North Fort Valley Road in Flagstaff will feature living history demonstrations and traditional crafts and skills demonstrations. Civil War artillery unit encampments, cannon firings, blacksmithing and lace making are only part of this fun event held June 30 and July 1. Call (928) 774-6272 for more information.

Tuba City Library benefit

The Second Go Around follows the huge success of the Tuba City Public Library’s benefit rummage sale. Donations are needed; proceeds to help purchase furnishings for the new Tuba City Public Library. The sale will be held July 7 on Main Street across from the Quality Inn Motel. Call (928) 283-5856 for more information.

Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic

Tuba City Environmental Health is sponsoring a free rabies vaccine clinic. Tonalea Chapter House, July 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon (DST) and Tuba City Chapter House, July 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Animal must be 3 months or older. No sick or pregnant animals; owner must hold the animal. Call (928) 283-2843 for more information.

Navajo Writers’ Camp at Rough Rock

The 2nd annual Navajo Writers’ Camp will be hosted by Rough Rock Community School on July 15-21. The camp is open to high school students reservation wide that are interested in learning more about writing. Students should submit a letter of interest and an essay on “Why I, as a Navajo, feel it is important to write.” $25 registration fee included food, lodging, travel, T-shirts and more. Contact Monty Roessel at (928) 728-3590 or 3550.

Bodaway/Gap Chapter Meeting

Bodaway/Gap will hold its regular chapter meeting on July 17 at 5 p.m. at the Bodaway/Gap Chapter House. Phone (928) 283-8843 for more information.

High School Boys Open Basketball Tournament

Championship Shootout—August 2-3 at Aday Memorial Hall in Whiteriver. Ages: 14-18 (must be in school). Entry fee is $150, double elimination. Limit ten players per team, 16 boys team bracket. Tournament entry fee deadline: July 19. Call Nathan Antonio at (928) 338-4346, ext 201. Please include contact number.

Navajo Marketplace at Museum of Northern Arizona

Over 60 Navajo artists, demonstrations and performers featured at the 52nd annual Navajo Marketplace held at the Museum of Northern Arizona on August 4 and 5. Meet artists and buy authentic artwork including silver jewelry, pottery and beadwork; children will enjoy Navajo-inspired take-home crafts, see Navajo churro sheep. Call (928) 774-5211 or visit online at www.musnaz.org.

Biennial Play Competition

San Juan College is accepting entries of original, one act plays not previously performed. Individual entrants can submit up to two plays, each must mailed separately without binders. First place winners receive $300. Winners announced January 15, 2002. Entries must be postmarked by October 1, 2001. Send play and entry fee of $20 (payable to San Juan College), per play, to Sally Heath, San Juan College, 4601 College Blvd, NM 87402. Call: (505) 566-3242.

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