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2002 Health Conference

“Sopkewat Sinom Suphelaw-kyang Yeesiwni — A Life of Holistic Health for All” will take place at 9 a.m. today (Oct. 16) and Thursday, Oct. 17 at Hopi Veteran’s Memorial Center. The registration fee is $3. Topics include Motivation, Spirituality/Tradition, Diabetes and Oral Hygiene, You and Your Children and Self-Esteem. Information booths will be set up. Lunch and transportation will be provided. Everybody is welcome. For more information, contact Hopi Women’s Health Program at 928-734-3403 or the Special Diabetes Program at 928-737-6342.

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:

• Coppermine Chapter — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (MST) today (Oct. 16).

• Kaibeto Chapter — 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (MST) Thursday, Oct. 17.

• Le Chee Chapter — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (MST) Oct. 23.

• Coalmine Chapter Sub-office in Tuba City — 7:30-noon (MST) Thursday, Oct. 24.

Please be at the chapter house that is most convenient to attend. Bring grazing permits and income verification (2000 and 2001 tax returns). Oct. 31 is the deadline for the 2003 NAP Program. For more information, call 928-774-2401.

Native Youth Ambassadors

The 2002-03 Native American Youth Ambassadors Contest is scheduled for Oct. 30 and will begin at 6 p.m. (MST) in the Coconino High School main auditorium in Flagstaff. Young men and women from Coconino, Flagstaff and Sinagua high schools will compete for the title. Contestants will be judged on traditional and modern talent. A wide variety of traditional dancers, musicians and performers will display their talent. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Darrick Franklin at Coconino High School (928-773-8220), Josie James at Flagstaff High School (928-773-8121) or Anna Begay at Sinagua High School (928-527-5521).

Klagetoh Land Use meeting

Klagetoh Land Use Planning Committee will meet today (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

Page Parent Teacher meetings

Page Unified School District is having parent teacher conferences Thursday, Oct. 17 and Tuesday, Oct. 22. On Oct. 17th, conferences will be from 1-4 p.m. in both Page Middle School and Page High School. From 6-8 p.m., Page Middle School will have evening conferences. On Oct. 22, both schools will have conferences from 1-4 p.m. then from 6-8 p.m. Page High School will have evening conferences. School staff encourages all parents and guardians to come to the school to meet the teachers and talk about students and their progress in school. Standards in math and reading are the focus for the year.

Bodaway – Gap Chapter events

Mr. and Mrs. Western Navajo Elderly Pageant will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17 in the auditorium at Greyhills Academy High School in Tuba City. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Care & Share Food Bank will be at the Bodaway -Gap Chapter House in The Gap. From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 is Elderly Day at the Tuba City Fairgrounds. On Oct. 23, a walk/run for this year’s Red Ribbon Drug-Free Campaign will take place from Coppermine Chapter to the Bodaway -Gap Chapter with lunch provided. On Oct. 30, the sixth annual Halloween Carnival will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Bodaway -Gap Chapter.

Kids day at fair in TC

The Office of Dine’ Youth (ODY) is extending a warm invitation to all to attend this year’s Western Navajo Agency Fair’s Kids Day. The youth oriented event will start at 9 a.m. (DST) on Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Tuba City Fair Grounds. All youth are welcome to this year’s event including many educational and recreational activities including free carnival rides, magic shows, educational presentations, prevention booths, cultural performances and many other . In addition to the services planned, Navajo Nation Bashas’ will host a community cookout to all those present at this year’s Kids Day. For more information, call 928-283-3022 or 3021.

To’Nanees’Dizi Western NN Fair

The 34th annual To’Nanees’Dizi Western Navajo Nation Fair will be held in Tuba City Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 17-20. The parade, held at 10 a.m. Oct. 19 has the theme “Nihzaad illi — Honoring Our Code Talkers.” Scheduled events include Elderly Day, Kids Day, and Yei Bei Chei, pow wow, mud racing, baby contest, carnival, rodeo and pageants. For more information, call Melvina Tsosie, Nora Fowler or Heather Charley at 928-283-3277.

Western NN Fair Rodeos

The Western Navajo Nation Fair Open Junior Rodeo will get underway at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 and is open to kids under 18. The open Senior rodeo starts at 6 p.m. on Oct. 17. Rodeo roping starts at 8 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18. The All-Indian Rodeo will be Friday through Sunday, Oct. 18-20. Awards will go to all-around champions and prizes to event winners. For more information or local entries, call Debbie after 6 p.m. at 928-283-4932. For the All-Indian Rodeo, call 505-863-2793 after 6 p.m. For general information, call 928-283-8831.

Navajo Song and Dance

The 34th annual To’Nanees’Dizi Western Navajo Nation Fair Navajo Song and Dance will be held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 18-20 at Tuba City Fairgrounds. On Oct. 18 exhibition and pre-registration is from 4-11 p.m. (DST). On Oct. 19 registration is from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with the grand entry is at 1 p.m. Beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 20 the contest will continue. This event is hosted by the Western Navajo Social Song and Dance Committee. For more information, call Dee Yellowhorse at 928-606-0622 or leave a message at 928-707-0063.

Shirley/Dayish candidate rally

A campaign rally will be held for Navajo Nation Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates Joe Shirley and Frank Davish, at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at the Tuba City Chapter House.

FMC fall cancer conference

The Cancer Center of Northern Arizona, a division of Flagstaff Medical Center, is holding a fall community cancer conference on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m.-noon. Physicians and cancer survivors will speak throughout the morning on different topics. The event is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the McGee Auditorium at FMC. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 17 by calling 773-2261.

Acothley Downs Horse Race

Post time for the Acothley Downs Horse Race will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19 at the rare metals site six miles east of Tuba City. This race is being held in honor of Lena Saganisto. Ed Begay will announce the race. Bring your lawn chair and binoculars.

Soulstice Mt. Trail Run set

The Soulstice Mountain Trail Run takes place Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8 a.m. This is a high altitude footrace at the base of the San Francisco Peaks. There are two distances: 12.25 miles and 6.95 miles. Race starts at the Sunset Trailhead, just north of Flagstaff and follows rolling fire roads and a singletrack trail through the forest. All racers receive a racing singlet and are eligible to win numerous prizes. Special prizes will be awarded to top three male and female finishers in each category. For more information or to register, visit www.natra.org or call Shelli at 928-523-9264.

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