Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Fri, Dec. 06

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TC High School awards night

The Tuba City High School Athletic Department invites parents, teachers, staff and the community to attend the Fall Athletics Awards Banquet 6 p.m. tonight (Dec. 4) in Warrior Pavilion cafeteria. Invitations and tickets can be picked up at TCHS athletic office. Dinner, catered by Tuba City Unified School District food service, is $5 for adults and $3 for children. For more information, call Floyd L. Haven or Carlene Honyumptewa at 928-283-1123/1125.

Winter Break employment

Winter Break employment is available for college students Dec. 16 through Jan 10. Applications are available at the Office of Diné Youth, Tuba City Community Center. For more information, call 928-283-3021.

Sweatlodge in Tuba City

Traditional men’s sweatlodges will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today (Dec. 4) and Dec. 10 at Tuba City Wellness Center. For information, contact Frank Nez, 928-283-3346/3348.

Disaster drill in TC Thursday

On Thursday Dec. 5, Tuba City Community Emergency Response will be conducting a disaster drill exercise near the corner of Highway 160 and Peshlakai Road across from Dine’ Inn. In the afternoon, there will be an increase in the number of police vehicles and ambulances as well as a possible traffic delays at the intersection of Highways 160 and 264. The hospital siren will be utilized. Please do not call into the hospital switchboard, unless it is a medical emergency, because it will tie-up the emergency lines. Anyone with questions may contact Shirley Peaches at 928-283-2802.

Shonto Prep Xmas bazaars

Christmas arts and crafts bazaars will be held 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12 in the large gym at Shonto Preparatory School. Booths are available at $10 apiece. Please bring your own table. To sign up or for more information, call 928-672-2652, ext. 531.

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.

World AIDS Day activities

In conjunction with World AIDS Day 2002, several activities are slated today (Dec. 4). An AIDS Walk starts at 10 a.m. at the Tuba City old hospital and continues to the Tuba City Chapter House. All health programs are invited to set up booths at the chapter house. Tables and chairs will be provided. World AIDS Day speakers will be at Tuba City High School 10 a.m.-2 p.m. From 6-8 p.m. at Page City Park, there will be a Candle Light Vigil and presentation with invited speakers. Remember, “Pass the Word, Not the Virus.” For more information, call Shirley Waterhouse at 928-283-5878. After 5 p.m., call 283-5264.

Christmas arts and crafts sale

Everyone is welcome to the annual Upper Moencopi Arts & Crafts Christmas Sale Thursday, Dec. 5 and Friday Dec. 6. at the Upper Moencopi Community Center. The sale starts at 9 a.m. each day. For more information, contact Lenora Lewis at 928-283-4412.

St. Jude’s annual bazaar

Come and enjoy a night out at St. Jude’s Catholic Church annual bazaar in Tuba City. Festivities start at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. Tamales, pesole, hot dogs and soda will be on sale. Arts, crafts, jewelry, videos, books, baked goods, Christmas decorations and much more will be available for purchase. Raffles include quilts, turkeys and gift certificates. There will be games and basketball for the kids. The price of admission is one can or box of food for St. Jude’s Food Bank. The church is located behind Quality Inn. Just follow the signs.

Navajo Solstice workshop Thursday

A Navajo Solstice Teaching workshop will be offered 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at Farmington Intertribal Indian Center in Farmington, N.M. Presenter Milton M. Chee is gearing the workshop to high schools teachers, aides, researchers and scholars. For more information, use these e-mail addresses: mmchee_5thworld@hotmail.com or cheemel@hotmail.com.

Veterans’ tribute in Tonalea Saturday

Tonalea Legion Post No. 33 invites all veterans to a community dinner and program in their honor at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 at Tonalea Chapter House. Community members are invited to attend as well.

Leupp Chapter upcoming events

Leupp Chapter will hold its planning meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. The regular chapter meeting will be 9 a.m. Dec. 21, followed by the Leupp Community Christmas Dinner.

Flagstaff High School toy drive

Flagstaff High Native American Club is holding a toy drive to benefit children at Flagstaff Medical Center. The club is also planning to host a bingo night as a fund-raiser. Those who bring along a toy to donate, will get a free game. For more information, call Josie Begay-James at 928-773-8121 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Farm Service rep at chapter houses

Dec. 13 is the deadline to sign up for the Livestock Compensation Program (LCP). Livestock producers, who owned cattle, sheep or goats as of June 1, are eligible for payment. The payment per head is $18.00 for adult animals, $13.50 for heifers and steers over 500 pounds and $4.50 for sheep and goats

Please be at the chapter house that is most convenient. Bring your 2002 Tally Sheets. You can also mail in your application to Coconino FSA Office, 1585 S. Plaza Way, Ste. 120., Flagstaff AZ 86001-7156 or it can be dropped off at the Farm Service office.

A Coconino County Farm Service Agency Representative from Flagstaff will be at local chapter house on the following dates to take applications:

• Coalmine Sub-Office in Tuba City, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10.

• LeChee Chapter, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Dec. 11.

• Kaibeto Chapter, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 12.

All applications must be received by close of business on Dec. 13. For more information, please call 928-774-2401 Ext. 2.

All-Indian Rodeo in Parker Saturday

Parker Indian Rodeo Association presents the 35th annual All-Indian Rodeo on Saturday, Dec. 7. Slack is at 9 am. with the performance at 1 p.m. Admission is $5/adults, $4/seniors 55 & older and $3/children 12 & under. This event is sponsored by Bluewater Resort/Casino. For more information, call 2323 Brooks Welsh, PIRA President, at 928-916-2323 or Steve Eddy, PIRA Secretary/Treasurer at 928-662-4598 after 6 p.m.

Salina Bookshelf hosts open house

Salina Bookshelf Inc., publisher of textbooks, children’s picture books and electronic media in Navajo and English, is having an open house at its new location 9a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Salina is now located at 1234 W. University Ave, Suite 130 in Flagstaff.

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