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Benefit song & dance in TC

The Western Navajo Social Song and Dance Organization will host a benefit song and dance on Friday, April 25 at St. Jude’s Parish Hall in Tuba City. St. Jude’s Soup Kitchen will sponsor the event. Registration and Grand Entry is at 5 p.m. DST. Singers, dancers and spectators are asked to donate groceries for awards, as this event is a fundraiser to benefit the Soup Kitchen. For more information, contact Dee Yellowhorse at 928-606-0622.

Boys B-ball in Tonalea

A boys 10 and under basketball tournament will be held Saturday, April 26 at Tonalea School gym. The entry fee is $90 and the first game stats at 8 a.m.. Prizes include trophy awards for first through fourth place teams as well as for MVP, sportsmanship and all-tourney. For more information, call 283-6325.

Western fair staff needed

The To’Nanees’ Dizi (Tuba City) Western Fair is seeking a fair manager, an assistant manager, an accountant and a secretary. Applicants must fill out a Navajo Nation employment application and submit a letter of interest, resume and references. Also needed are fair coordinators, including rodeo coordinator. For more information, call To’Nanees’ Dizi Chapter House at 928-283-3284.

Kayenta Parent Involvement

The Parent Involvement Committee of Kayenta Primary School invites all communities to come and join in some fun. The group is hosting two parent involvement days Saturday, April 26 and May 10. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Kayenta Primary School. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate with their children.

Men’s, women’s seminar

AIM Motivational Seminars presents Connecting Native Circles, Men’s and Women’s Conference in the White Mountains. Come join the fun on April 30, May and 2, at the White Mountain Apache Hon-Dah Resort. The Keynote Speaker will be Howard Rainer of Taos Pueblo, who will present “Rekindling the Spirit, Blending Wisdom, Culture and Spirituality into Our Lives.” Cost for the conference is $395 per participant and includes dinner and entertainment. Call 480-730-0165 to register.

Benefit song and dance

The Flagstaff Native Echoes will host a benefit song and dance on Saturday, April 26 at St. Jude’s Parish Hall in Tuba City. Registration is at 9 a.m. (DST) and Grand Entry is at 11 a.m. DST. Emcee is Richard Begay. Grocery awards go to all group singers and dancers. For more information, contact Rae Begay at 928-283-5498.

Grand Canyon proposal

The Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent seeks public comments on the newly released Environmental Assessment/Assessment of Effect (EA/AEF) entitled “Replacement, Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Backcountry and Corridor Toilets.” The National Park Service (NPS) is soliciting comments from the public on the proposal. Copies can be obtained by writing to The Superintendent, Grand Canyon National Park, P.O. Box 129, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023, Attn: Sara White, Environmental Compliance Officer, or on-line at www.nps.gov/grca/compliance. Comments will be accepted for 30 days and should be sent to Sara White at the above address by Friday, April 25. Call 928-774-0095 for more information.

NPC women’s tryouts

Try-outs for the Northland Pioneer College Women’s basketball team will be conducted on Saturday, April 26, at Holbrook High School’s Tony Muñoz Gym. There will be two sessions. The first starts at 10 a.m. and will conclude by 11:30. The second session will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 2:30. Participants must have a copy of their latest physical, proof of health insurance and sign an injury release form. said NPC Coach Jim Boyd. For more information or questions about playing basketball at NPC, contact Coach Jim Boyd at 524-7358 or toll-free 1-800-266-7845, ext. 7358.

Family Fun Day

The Children’s Health Center at Flagstaff Medical Center will be hosting a Family Fun Day from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, April 26. CHC patients and the community are invited to visit and learn about the services CHC offers the community. There will be activities and crafts for children, tours of the renovated facility, brochures and information, as well as an opportunity to meet the staff and the programs offered at CHC such as Children’s Rehabilitative Services, Safe Child and Audiology. For more information, call CHC at 928 773-2054.

Apache Spirit at casino

Apache Spirit will perform at 8:45 p.m. in the Cliff Castle Dragonfly Lounge on Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26. The show is free of charge. Apache Spirit is a Native American band of the White Mountain Apache tribe who also belong to the same family. They play a variety of music, specifically classic rock, to keep the dance floor busy all night. Cliff Castle is located in Camp Verde off Interstate 17, just east of exit 289. For more information, call 928-567-7900.

Kindergarten registration

Kayenta Primary School is holding registration for new kindergarten Monday, April 28, Tuesday, April 29 and Thursday, May 1. Children entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by Sept. 1. Required documents include an enrollment packet, birth certificate, social security car, a certificate of Indian blood and guardianship documents (if child is living with other than parents). Several immunization shots are also required prior to registration. Child Find screenings will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 2. For more information, call Liz Citso at the school office between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (697-2429).

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.

Traditional sweatlodge

Traditional sweatlodges for men only are held 1-4 p.m. every Friday at Tuba City Wellness Center behind the hospital. For more information, call Tuba City Department of Behavioral Health Services at 928-283-3346/3348.

Farm bureau at chapters

To receive compensation for 2003 wool and mohair, producers must file form CCC-709 with Farm Service Agency office before they shear and sell. Those who shear and sell before filing the form with FSA, will not be eligible to receive benefits. Do not sell before filing. A Coconino County Farm Service Agency representative from Flagstaff will be at local chapter houses on the following dates to take applications:

• Kaibeto Chapter—8 a.m.-1 p.m. today (April 23).

• Coalmine Sub-Office (in Tuba City)—9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, April 24.

This schedule will be in place as long as the Farm Bureau budget and weather permits. For more information, call 928-774-2401.

CPR, First Aid class

A two-day course in healthcare provider cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic first aid will be offered by Northland Pioneer College on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 29 and 30, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. It will be held at the NPC Hopi Center, adjacent to Hopi Jr/Sr High School, halfway between Polacca and Keams Canyon. The instructor for the class will be Lynn Ross. Seating is limited for the one-credit course, EMT 101-87094. Students need to pre-register at the NPC Hopi Center, or call toll-free 1-800-266-7845, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., to enroll and pay fees with a Visa or MasterCard. Tuition is $30, plus a $5 course fee. A student’s actual tuition may vary, depending on the total semester course load. An academic advisor can explain NPC’s tiered tuition scale. For questions regarding the CPR and First Aid course, contact the NPC Business & Community Services Division in Holbrook, 524-7454, or toll-free 1-866-438-7489, ext. 7454.

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