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Luncheon event at Shonto Prep

Shonto Preparatory School invites all veterans and public safety personnel to a luncheon in honor of veterans and their families at noon Friday, Nov. 8 in the school cafeteria. For more information, call 928-672-2652, ext. 585 or 531.

Veterans Honor Day in Flagstaff

A Veterans Honor Day will be held in the Flagstaff National Guard Armory located at 320 N. Thorpe Road on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. The event will include an all-day Native American Guard Dance session and multi-cultural entertainment, crafts and food. Local recruitment stations and veterans organizations will provide various exhibits and presentations. The public is encouraged to attend, at no charge to honor American veterans. For more information, call Pam Singer at 928-522-7001 after 6:30 p.m.

Benefit social song & dance

A benefit social song & dance, hosted by Tuba City Northern Travelers, will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 at St. Jude’s Catholic Church parish hall in Tuba City. Registration is at 10 a.m. with the grand entry at 1 p.m. Emcee will be Kenneth Curley Sr. There will be grocery awards to all singers and dancers. Donations of groceries or other items are accepted. For more information, call Dee Yellowhorse at 928-606-0622.

Thanksgiving food baskets

Because food supplies are extremely low, the Salvation Army is seeking donations from community members for Thanksgiving food boxes. Items needed include food gift certificates ($10-$15), turkeys, dressing, potatoes and canned goods. Donations may be dropped off at the Salvation Army Family Service Office, 507 N. Humphreys St. in Flagstaff from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 774-1403.

Little League meeting in TC

Tuba City/Moenkopi Little League needs coaches, umpires, board members and general volunteers for its 2003 season. All interested in assisting are asked to attend the annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Tuba City Chapter House. For more information, call Pat O’Connor, league president, at 928-283-5256.

Vet groups seek names for memorial

Wheyoldashi Community Veterans Committee and Native Americans Veterans of Vietnam War are jointly building a 50-foot “Black Wall” Memorial 13 miles west of Dilkon on Navajo Route 15 to simulate “the Wall” that sits in Washington, D.C. They are seeking the names and memorabilia of deceased veterans to include on their memorial. For more information, contact Gibson B. Jones, Native Americans Veterans of Vietnam War president, at 928-283-5246.

Veterans visit area organizations

The Native Americans Veterans of Vietnam War have scheduled flag ceremonies at the following locations: today (Nov. 6) at Red Valley School; Thursday, Nov. 7 at Rough Rock Community School; Friday, Nov. 8 Tuba City Junior High School; Saturday, Nov. 9 at the home of Kee and Mary Hardy (13 miles west of Dilkon); Sunday, Nov. 10 at Junction Restaurant in Chinle (invitation only); Monday, Nov. 11 at the White Mountain Apache Veterans Day Celebration; Nov. 14 at Toyei Nursing Home; and Nov. 16 at the Cedar Round Tree Memorial Services (12 miles west of Leupp). For more information, contact Gibson B. Jones, Native Americans Veterans of Vietnam War president, at 928-283-5246.

Dilkon Chapter AA meetings

Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings will take place at the Dilkon Chapter Hogan on Monday afternoons from 2-3 p.m. (DST). For more information, call 928-657-8000.

Veterans event in Tuba City

The third annual Veterans Day Celebration will be held Monday, Nov. 11 in the Tuba City Community Center. All veterans organizations are invited to attend. The parade, from Moenave Drive to Warrior Pavilion, starts at 10 a.m. All gourd dancers are invited to attend. Dancing starts at 1 p.m. Bring family photos of veterans to be displayed on tables provided. A potluck supper will be served.

Native flutist performs at Grand Canyon

The National Park Service is hosting a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 in the Shrine of the Ages at the South Rim Village of the Grand Canyon. Milton Tso will perform Native American flute songs inspired by the Grand Canyon’s mystery and beauty. For more information, call 928-634-7834.

American Indian alumni at U of A

The University of Arizona’s American Indian Alumni will be hosting their 22nd annual reunion, “A Century of Pride,” from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 on the U of A campus. Breakfast kick-off will be 9-11 a.m. at the American Indian Graduate Center, 1439 E. Helen St., north of campus. Tribal community representatives, alumni and students are invited to attend alumni events. Other activities include an awards presentation, a scholarship fund-raiser raffle, a tailgate social on the mall, parade and football game against UCLA. A limited number of complimentary football tickets are available to paid members. For more information, contact Shelly Lowe at 520-621-5234 or slowe@u.arizona.edu.

Veteran’s Day Celebration

Kee and Mary Hardy will host the 2nd Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at their residence at Wheyoldashi Wash — 13 miles west of Dilkon Chapter on Navajo Route 15. All veterans, their widows, children/survivors and relatives of veterans are invited. Events include speakers, entertainers, 21-gun salute, taps, and refolding of burial flags. An appreciation meal will follow. Gibson Jones, Native Americans Veterans of Vietnam War president, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Housing committee meets in Tuba City

The Western Navajo Housing Task Force Committee will meet 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Navajo Housing Authority conference room in Tuba City. Topics will include, elder hogan home projects, home-site lease training, an Arizona state University design workshop and a self help presentation. For more information, call Indigenous Community Enterprises (ICE), at 928-522-6162.

Self-employment workshop in TC

DNA-Peoples Legal Services will be hold a self-employment workshop 9 a.m.-noon at the its Tuba City office, located at Greyhills Academy, Dorm No. 3. This workshop is for weavers, silversmiths, kachina makers, food vendors or anyone who receives income from someone other than an employer. For more information, call the DNA office at 293-5265.

Youth Stamp Fair in Flagstaff

On Nov. 16, the Postal Service and the Flagstaff Stamp Club will be presenting the 12th annual Youth Stamp Fair from 10 a.m.-noon at the Flagstaff Main Post Office on Postal Boulevard. Kids will enjoy hands on activities, door prizes and free stamps. The event is free and open to all ages. For more information, call 928-714-9302.

Greyhills Academy seeks volunteer tutors

Tutors are needed for the 21st Century Program at Greyhills Academy High School in Tuba City. Please call 928-283-6271, Ext. 193 for details.

Co-ed volleyball tournament

Desert Fox Co-ed Interdepart-mental Volleyball Tournament will take place Nov. 16-17 at Toh Nanees Dizi Community Center. This will be a 14-team double elimination bracket eight-player roster. The entry fee is $100. Trophies will be awarded for first through fourth place and all-tourney most valuable player. This event is sponsored by Toh Nanees Dizi Sports Councils. For more information, call Norman Parrish at 928-283-3025.

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