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Free spay/neuter surgery clinic

A free spay/neuter surgery clinic will be held Oct. 7-11 at Tuba City Vet Clinic in Kerley Valley. Check in is at 8 a.m. each morning. Animals must be at least 3 months old and fasted (no food or water) for 12 hours before surgery. Pets can be picked up at the end of the day. This clinic is sponsored by Navajo Nation Veterinary Program and SNAP (Spay/Neuter Animal Program).

Farm service rep at chapters

The Coconino County Farm Service Agency representative from Flagstaff will be at local chapter houses on the following dates to take applications for the 2003 (NAP) Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, native pasture:

• Lechee Chapter — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (MST) today (Oct. 2)

• Tuba City Sub-Chapter — 8 a.m.-12 p.m.(MST) Thursday, Oct. 3.

Please be at the chapter house that is most convenient for you. Bring grazing permits and income verification (2000 and 2001 tax returns). For more information, call 928-774-2401.

District III Grazing meeting

A District III Grazing meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 in the Coalmine Canyon Chapter modular building in Coalmine.

Veterans Benefit Song & Dance

A Veterans Benefit Song and Dance will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 at Tolani Lake Elementary School. Registration is noon (MST) and the grand entry is at 1 p.m. There will be concessions, cakewalks, door prizes and raffles. Groceries/prizes will be awarded to singers and dancers. All donations are appreciated. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children. This event is sponsored by Wheyoldaashii Veterans Organization and District 5 Dance Committee.

Greyhills 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.

Family and Community Awareness Day

October is AzEIP (“A-ZIP”) Family and Community Awareness Month in Arizona.

Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) Family and Community Awareness Day will be held in Flagstaff on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Northern Arizona University, DuBois Center and is open to the public. AzEIP promotes healthy child development in the areas of communication, movement, problem solving skills and how children relate to themselves and to others. AzEIP provides support and services to families who have children with special needs. Join in to celebrate the healthy development of children and the importance of families to our community.

The Arizona Early Intervention Program Family and Community Awareness Day is an event where families with children who have special needs can access community information, attend important workshops and meet with other families. There will be games, prizes and a fabulous lunch for all to enjoy. To RSVP for free on-site childcare or respite, please call Amanda at 928-527-1000 ext 106.

Louis Tewanima Benefit Run

A 10K and two-mile fun walk/run will be held at 5 p.m. (MST), Sunday, Oct. 6 at Shungopavi Village. The registration fee is $5 for the 10K and $3 for the two-mile walk/run.

For more information, call Lynette Shupla at 928-734-2492 or Melanie/Sidney Sahneyah at 928-734-1010.

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.

District III Farm Board meeting

District III Farm Board meetings will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 21 at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Agency in Tuba City.

Bodaway-Gap Chapter meetings

The Bodaway –Gap regular planning meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8. The regular chapter meeting will be 10 a.m. Oct. 13. On Oct. 30, the sixth annual Halloween Carnival will begin at 6 p.m.

Submit art for official logo

The Hopi Education Endowment Fund is currently seeking submissions of artwork to utilize as an official logo. Students enrolled in the Hopi Tribe and attending grades nine through college or technical vocational levels are eligible to submit artwork. If selected the artwork will be used on items such as letterhead, business cards, envelopes and promotional items. One prize will be awarded. The winner will select from a prize of either a $300 book certificate or a $300 Savings Bond. The contest ends at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct 7. For more information and an application, contact LuAnn Leonard at 928-737-3695.

Open gym in Tuba City

The Tuba City Office of Dine’ Youth is opening up Tuba City Community Center for adult open gym 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. No admission will be charged. Please bring a clean pair of shoes. For more information, call 928-283-3021.

Klagetoh Land Use meeting

Klagetoh Land Use Planning Committee will meet Oct. 16 at the chapter house. Assembly time is 5 p.m. and the meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. The next planning meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23.

Fall firewood give-aways

The Flagstaff Fire Department will conduct annual fall firewood give-aways beginning this Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and ending early afternoon. All wood is ponderosa pine, cut and stacked in piles.

Give-aways are scheduled:

• Oct. 5 at Observatory Mesa. No permit needed.

• Oct. 19 at Observatory Mesa. No permit needed.

For specific information on location and access directions, call FPD at 779-7688.

Tuba City Homecoming

Tuba City High School Homecoming Parade, sponsored by the senior class, will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 11. Line-up starts at 11 a.m. The float entry fee is $15. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call Adair Klopfenstein, senior class sponsor, at 928-283-1045.

Discount carnival coupons available

Advance sale discount coupons are available at $12 for unlimited amusement rides (for one day only) at the To’Nanees’Dizi Western Navajo Nation Fair office. The fair will be held Oct. 17-20. For more information, call Melvina Tsosie, Nora Fowler or Heather Charley at 928-283-3277.

Youth Power Wheel Race

The Tuba City Office of Dine’ Youth is sponsoring a Power Wheel Race for 3-to 7-year-old boys and girls 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at the TC Community Center softball fields. The race will be free of charge and includes two divisions — 6 volt and 12 volt. For more information, please call 928-283-3021.

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