Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Thu, Aug. 05

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Planning meeting for Jamboree

The Tuba City Dine’ Behavioral Health Service Faith Initiative Project invites all interested to a planning meeting for the Youth Jamboree. The meeting will be held 10 a.m.-noon today (March 19) at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Agency conference room. Bring along plans and ideas. For more information, call 928-283-3346/3043.

Shop, support local food bank

New Frontiers has chosen Care & Share Food Bank as the recipient of its 5 percent Wednesday today (March 19). Please come out and show support for the food bank by shopping that Wednesday for a few family grocery needs at New Frontiers in Flagstaff.

Tonalea Chapter lists events

At Tonalea Chapter House today (March 19) is food distribution day. The regular chapter meeting will be at 1 p.m. March 23.

Carnival now

set for April 17

On April 17 at 6 p.m. Moencopi Day School will be holding its annual Spring Carnival. (Please note this is a date change from that listed in last week’s Quckreads.) The carnival will be full of food, fun, games and prizes including bingo for the adults. Bring the whole family and friends, too. Everyone is invited. Moencopi Day School’s Parent Teacher Organization is organizing the carnival with all funds raised going toward the students’ spring field trips and buying dictionaries for the graduating sixth graders.

Shonto Prep plans events

Shonto Preparatory eighth-grade class is holding a fund-raising event on the school campus in Shonto. On Thursday and Friday, March 21 and 22, there will be an 18 and under boys basketball tournament. The entry fee is $85. For more information, call Mary Greyhat or Marian Calamity at 928-672-2652

Tuba City/Mungapi Wellness Center

The Tuba City/Mungapi Wellness Center Inc. is now offering glucose screening, nutrition education classes and cooking demonstration classes by the staff of the Navajo Nation Diabetes Program. These activities will be ongoing and currently are scheduled as follows:

• Nutrition class on sodium from 9-10 a.m. today (March 19).

• Glucose screening from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, March 24.

For more information, call Linda Honahni at 928-283-2932.

Foster care/adoption

Catholic Social Services is holding its monthly Foster Care and Adoption Orientation 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the Flagstaff Public Library, 300 W. Aspen. Come and get more information about fostering and/or adopting a child in need. There are many children in northern Arizona who need loving, structured and safe homes. Call 779-3880 for more information.

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.

Farm Service rep at chapters

The deadline for filing 2002 shorn wool and mohair benefits is March 31. A Coconino County Farm Service Agency Representative from Flagstaff will be at local chapter houses on the following dates to take applications:

• 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. today (March 19) at Kaibeto Chapter.

• 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, March 20 at Coalmine Sub-Office in Tuba City.

• 8:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, March 25 at Cameron Chapter.

• 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 at Bodaway/Gap Chapter.

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.

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.

Dance the night away

Rhythm Edition will perform at 8:45 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 21 and Saturday, Mar. 22 in the Dragonfly Lounge at Cliff Castle Casino. The show is free of charge. Rhythm Edition plays a variety of music, particularly dance favorites, 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, call 928-567-7900.

Dilkon AA meetings

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

Disability awareness

“Choices for Independence,” a free disability awareness conference will be offered at two locations this month — Tuesday, March 25 at the Navajo Nation in Window Rock and March 28 at Greyhills Academy High School in Tuba City. Hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This conference offers a day of presentations and discussions about services available for individuals with disabilities. Lunch will be provided to participants. The Navajo Nation Office of Special Education & Rehabilitation Services, Native American Protection & Advocacy Project, Assist To Independence!, San Juan Center for Independence and linah lliih are conference sponsors. For more information or to register, call Marilynn Freeland, with OSERS at 928-871-7935 or Elizabeth Fowler with Assist To Independence! at 1-888-848-1449 (toll-free).

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