Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
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Farm Service rep in Kaibeto

The deadline for filing 2002 shorn wool and mohair benefits has been extended to March 31. A Coconino County Farm Service Agency Representative from Flagstaff will be at Kaibeto Chapter from 8 a.m-1 p.m. today (Feb. 26).

Those who have sold 2002 wool/mohair must provide the Farm Service with a sales receipt that includes the type of commodity (wool or mohair), the pounds, the price per pound, the date of sale, the seller, the buyer and the buyer’s signature.

If 2002 wool/mohair was burned, buried or disposed of in any way other than selling, it is not eligible for benefits. This schedule will be in place as long as the weather permits. Anyone with questions should contact the Farm Bureau office at 928-774-2401.

Native youth theatre in Flag

Native teens are needed help establish a Native American youth theatre troupe to address community issues. Auditions are being held 3:30-5:30 p.m. both today (Feb. 26) and Thursday, Feb. 27 at 2501 N. Fourth St., suite 18 in Flagstaff (across from Price Choppers). Artists, writers, actors, comedians, musicians, dancers and all creative minds are welcome. For more information, call Reed Elmore at 774-4503, ext. 17.

Improving Hopi Junior High

Hopi Junior High School will conduct a special public meeting at 6 p.m. tonight, (Feb. 26) in the school’s auditorium. Parents and interested community members are encouraged to attend as the Hopi Junior High administration will be presenting the school improvement plan. This improvement plan has been required by Arizona Learns and No Child Left Behind. Hopi Junior High School has been designated by the state as an underperforming school. For more information, telephone Hopi Junior High Principal Glenn Haven at 928-738-5111.

Little League registration

Boys and girls registration for the Tuba City/Moenkopi Little League will be held in the lobby of Tuba City Basha’s store 6-9 p.m. on two more days — Thursday, Feb. 27 and Tuesday, March 4. After these dates, registration will be closed. The fee is $25.

Dine’ town hall

A Dine’ Family Empowerment/TANF town hall meeting will be held 9 a.m.-noon today (Feb. 26) in Tuba City. The location of the meeting is to be announced. TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipients who wish to learn more about the program or have concerns are encouraged to attend. For more information, call To’hnaneesdizi Dine’ Family Empowerment/Navajo Nation TANF office at 928-283-6613.

Navajo taco sale

Navajo tacos will be on sale for $5 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 at Kinlani Bordertown Dormitory, 901 N. Kinlani Road in Flagstaff. Proceeds benefit the junior class. Call 774-2386 or 774-5279 for more information.

Speaker at FMC

Flagstaff Medical Center is hosting Joe Tye, motivational speaker, on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the McGee Auditorium. Tye is founder of Paradox 21 Inc., which provides training in values-based life and leadership skills for corporate clients across North America. Tye also is the author of six books on personal, career and business success, including the international bestseller “Never Fear, Near Quit: A Story of Courage and Perseverance.” The presentation is sponsored by FMC and is free and open to the public. For more information, call Cristine Henry, FMC Wellness coordinator, at 928 214-3926.

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.

Shonto Prep events

Shonto Preparatory eighth-grade class is holding several fund-raising events on the school campus in Shonto. On Friday, Feb. 28, there will be a benefit song and dance 5 p.m.-1 a.m. in the large gym. At 9 a.m. March 1 there will be a co-ed volleyball tournament with an entry fee of $90. On March 7 and 8 there will be a 14 and under boys basketball tournament. On March 14 and 15 there will be a 16 and under boys basketball tournament. On March 21 and 22 there will be an 18 and under boys basketball tournament. The entry fee for all three basketball tournaments is $85. For more information, call Mary Greyhat or Marian Calamity at 928-672-2652.

Personal trainer class

The Dine’ Wellness Alliance and the Navajo Area Health Promotion Program are recruiting 50 highly motivated individuals to participate in a personal training certification course from the Cooper Institute. This five-day training will be June 23-27 at Dine’ College in Tsaile. Those selected will attend at no charge but will be expected to provide fitness programs and services within Navajo communities. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 28. Applications are available at any Navajo area Indian Health Service health promotion office or community wellness center.

Softball tournament

The first annual Desert Fox Softball Tourney will be held March 1 and 2 in Tuba City. The fee of $175 is due Friday, Feb. 28. This is a 10-team double elimination tournament. Awards will be given for first though fourth place and male/female MVP. For more information, call 928-606-2864 or 928-283-6205/3025.

Sneezy Boyz at casino

Sneezy Boyz will perform at 8:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, Mar. 1 in the Dragonfly Lounge at Cliff Castle Casino. The show is free of charge. Sneezy Boyz is a Native American band and Dragonfly Lounge favorite, known for playing lively rock music, to keep the dancers grooving throughout the night. Cliff Castle is located in Camp Verde off Interstate 17, just east of exit 289. For more information on Cliff Castle Casino, check out www.cliffcastle.com.

Rabies Clinic

Coconino County Department of Health Services will sponsor a Rabies Clinic on Saturday, March 1 from 1-4 p.m. The clinic will be located at the Summit Fire Station No. 32 in Doney Park, 8905 N. Koch Field Road. The public is invited and encouraged to have their pets vaccinated. Local veterinarians volunteer their services for the day and charge only for the vaccines. Rabies vaccinations will be $6. The clinic will also offer other canine vaccines. Fee information can be obtained from Coconino County Animal Management at 928-226-2717. Dog licenses and spay/neuter vouchers ($30 value) will also be available at the clinic. Arizona State law requires all dogs to be properly vaccinated and licensed.

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