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Cash Bingo at Moencopi

The Moencopi Day School faculty and staff are sponsoring a Mexican food sale and cash bingo on April 3 at the Moencopi Youth Center. Food sales begin at 6 p.m., bingo starts at 7 p.m. Proceeds will help send Lisa Loughran, the kindergarten teacher, to the Boston Marathon.

Boys and girls tournament

Tolani Lake Elementary School Acadamy will hold a 14 and under boys and girls basketball tournament April 17 through the 19th.The entry fee is $100 per team. For information call Geri Begay at (928) 522-0603 and Pat Nebitsi at (928) 526-7710, evenings, or Tanya Nebitsi at (928) 830-2538, days.

Unexpected Challenge

Arizonans, this is your chance to perform an unexpected stunt for the chance to win $5,000 cash. Enter at www.theedge1039.com or www.cliffcastle.com, or by calling into the Edge’s morning show from 6 to 10 a.m. weekdays from March 31 to April 3. Three finalists will perform their stunts at Cliff Castle Casino on Friday, April 11.

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Help with financial aid application

Representatives from Northland Pioneer College’s Financial Aid Office will be at Ganado High School on Friday, April 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to assist individuals applying for financial assitance to continue their education. Information about the Federal Application for Federal Student Assistance scholarship programs and aid to attend NPC summer classes will be available regardless of what college or university the student is planning to attend. Individuals seeking assistance for the fall semester should apply before May 15. For additional information, contact the NPC Financial Aid Office on the Holbrook-Painted Desert Campus, (928) 524-7470 or toll free at (800) 266-7845, ext. 7470.

Wild About Wildlife dinner

Hay available at St. Michaels Chapter

St. Michaels Chapter has received a semi-load of three-wire bales of hay, which anyone registered with that chapter can purchase from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call the chapter at (928) 871-7842 for pricing. Money orders only will be accepted, and should be made payable to St. Michaels Chapter, P.O. Box 829, St. Michaels, AZ 86511.

“Southern Straight” to perform in Leupp

The band “Southern Straight” will perform at the Country Dance to be held at Leupp Schools, Inc. on April 4 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. (This dance was previously announced to occur on April 5 – but was rescheduled.) For more information, contact Vermae Peralto at (928) 686-6211, ext. 350 or Elsie Shirley at (928) 686-6211, ext. 351.

Rabies Clinic

The Coconino County Department of Health Services will sponsor a Rabies Clinic on Saturday, April 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. The clinic will be located at the Summit Fire Station #33 in Timberline, 6050 E. Firehouse Lane. 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.

Benefit Social Song and Dance

The Tolani Lake Singers will host a benefit social song and dance on April 5, 2003. Registration is at 10 a.m.; Grand Entry will be at 11 a.m. The master of ceremonies will be Derrick Sloan. The event is sponsored by the Tuba City High School United States Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Camp, and will take place in the Tuba City Warrior Pavilion. Donations of groceries and other items will be appreciated. Call (928) 283-6269 for more information.

“Limbs Akimbo” at Dragonfly Lounge

The popular group, “Limbs Akimbo” will perform at 8:45 p.m., Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5. The show is free of charge. “Limbs Akimbo” will keep the dance floor busy all night. The Dragonfly Lounge at Cliff Castle Casino features live entertainment including comedy, magic, dance and musical guests. The Yavapai-Apache Nation welcomes you. For more information, call (928) 567-7900.

Wool/Mohair payments

Attention, wool and mohair growers: do not shear or sell your 2003 wool/mohair. To receive Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) for 2003 wool and mohair, growers must complete a form CCC-709 with the Farm Service Agency before you shear. If you shear and sell before completing this form, you will be ineligible for LPD benefits. A representative of FSA is taking applications for the 2003 crop at local chapters. Growers should check with their chapter or call/visit the FSA office for Coconino, Mohave and Yavapai Counties located at 1585 S. Plaza Way, Ste. 120, Flagstaff, (928) 744-2401, ext. 2.

New Navajo heroes not forgotten

The St. Michaels Chapter is coordinating with the Ft. Defiance Veterans’ office on gathering listings of names of Navajo military personnel who are currently and actively deployed in Iraq. If you have a family member, child or relative serving in Iraq, please call (928) 871-7842, or stop by the St. Michaels Chapter to provide their names, their home and mailing adresses, branch of services and chapter. These individuals will be honored on Sunday, April 6 at the Navajo Nation Veterans Memorial Park in Window Rock, starting at 8 a.m. Call the above number for more information.

AA Meeting

The Calvary Chapel Church of Flagstaff invites you to new Alcoholics Anonymous meetings beginning April 7 and every Monday evening thereafter. The meetings will begin at 7 p.m. at the church, located at 1829 North East Street on the corner of Second Avenue and one block west of Main Street. For more information, call 744-1217 or 744-1281.

Whispers – story of Code Talkers

Acclaimed filmaker Valerie Red-Horse visits ASU West Wednesday, April 9 for a 7:30 p.m. screening of her documentary, “True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers.” The film tells the stories of these brave men who used their native language to transmit vital coded messages that were key to the Allied victory in the Pacific. The event takes plase at ASU West, 4701 W., Thunderbird Road in Phoenix at the University Center Building, Room 265. The event is free of charge. Call the Women’s Studies Program at (602) 543-3300 for more information.

Country Dance

Big Boyz Open Mens Basketball

Sixteen men’s teams are invited to this double elimination, guaranteed three games at the Salt River Recreational Gymnasium in Scottsdale. The event will take place April 10 to 13. The entry fee is $350. The deadline for entry is April 6. Champion award is $1,500 plus t-shirts. Contact Raymond Dickson at (928) 645-5935 after 5 p.m. for more infromation.

Alcohol education and screening

Flagstaff Medical Center Behavioral Health offers a free, anonymous education and screening program as part of National Alcohol Screening Day on April 10 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. This one-day outreach event is designed to educate the public about alcohol and allow individuals to seek help in a non-threatening, easy manner. Participants will talk one-on-one with a health professional, and referrals to local treatment facilities and support services will be provided to those who seek further assistance. For more information or to make an appointment, call Marc Zuch at (928) 213-6400. Walk-ins are welcome.

Foster care and adoption orientation

The next Foster Care and Adoption Orientation for Catholic Social Service is set for Thursday, April 10, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Flagstaff Public Library. This date reflects the new meeting date of the second Thursday of each month.

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