Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Sat, Oct. 31

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Xmas pageant in Cameron

All are invited to attend the Cameron Assembly of God on Dec. 19, located 1/4 mile west of Cameron Chapter House off Highway 89. The youth, under the direction of Emery and Beverly Jackson and Inez Coleman, are presenting a Christmas Pageant at 6 p.m. with Christmas dinner served afterward.

Xmas dinner at St. Jude’s

St. Jude’s Soup Kitchen in Tuba City will host its annual community Christmas dinner on Friday, Dec. 17 from 2-5 p.m. at St. Jude’s gym. All are welcome and Santa will visit. For more information, call Ann O’Connor at 928-283-5256.

Closure of Sanders Clinic

The Sage Memorial Hospital’s Sanders Clinic in Sanders will be closed from Dec. 23-30. Please note that the clinic will re-open Jan. 3 at 8:00 am for normal business operating hours. For any questions regarding the closure of these clinics, please contact Jay Bankhead at 928-755-4640 or Dr. Ilyas at 928-755-4500.

Comedy at Hopi High

The Hopi High School drama class will perform the comedy “Knights of the Rad Table” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16. Admission is free, but the National Honor Society will be accepting canned goods for donations for its annual food drive. For more information, telephone the school at 928-738-5111.

Veterans meet in Tolani Lake

Curtis Huskon Post 112 will hold a Christmas veterans meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 in Tolani Lake Elementary School gymnasium. Cassandra Morgan, NSO-MOPH, will be present to fill out compensation forms. Bring a copy of DD-214 form. Lunch and entertainment are included.

Blood donations

The American Red Cross Blood Services, Arizona Region, still at seriously low levels, is asking the community to continue to help us refuel the blood supply. Each presenting blood or platelet donor for the month of December will be entered into a monthly drawing for one of two $500 gas cards (not redeemable for cash). New donors are encouraged. Please call 1-800-448-3543 or 917-2820 to schedule an appointment.

Quit smoking

Need a vacation? Want to quit smoking or chewing tobacco. Well, now’s the time to do both – with the Leave the Pack Behind contest. Benefits include healthier and longer life, more energy, and leaving behind that chronic cough…plus, participants are eligible to win a vacation for a family of four! Anyone who’s been using tobacco for the past year is eligible to enter. Participants need line up a friend or family member to be their Support Coach, then attend weekly support groups or telephone counseling and be tobacco-free from Feb. 1 through March 31 to be eligible. And, the winner’s Support Coach could also win a vacation for two. It’s time to Leave the Pack Behind. For more information on how to register by Jan. 15, call the Coconino County Health Department at 928-522-7882.

Rat Pack at casino

The Rat Pack Impersonators will perform at 7 and 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16 in the Dragonfly Lounge at Cliff Castle Casino. There is a $15 cover charge for each performance and seating is limited to 175 for each show. The Rat Pack Impersonators, star Steve Apple as Dean Martin, Gary Corsello as Frank Sinatra, and Michael Fields as Sammy Davis Jr. who perform some great music and, of course, there will be plenty of hilarious banter. Cliff Castle Casino is located in Camp Verde, just east of I-17 at exit 289. For more information, call 928-567-7999.

Wrestling challenge

The Flagstaff High School Girls Wrestling Team would like to extend a challenge to any girl wrestlers in the state. We are 10 girls strong at 113,114,123,124,130,143,174,178 and 205 pounds respectively. We have already wrestled a great, aggressive Page High School team and look forward to more competition against girl wrestlers. If you are one or many, please contact us at and we can schedule a match. We will also be at Deer Valley Junior High for an all girls meet (all girls welcome) Dec. 18 to get ready for Girls state also at Deer Valley after boys state in March. Competition is the key to advancement!

Tin Can Sailors

The National Association of Destroyer Veterans will be hosting a Bull Session for DD, DE, FF, DL, AD, DM and other interested veterans and their guests on Saturday, Jan. 29 at Embassy Suites Phoenix Airport, at 24th Street, 2333 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. For details, call Tin Can Sailors at 800-223-5535 or visit the website

Alchini Festival

The public is invited to attend Tuba City Boarding School’s Alchini Festival at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Dec. 15) in Greyhills Academy High School auditorium. Students will serve as masters of ceremony, perform solos, participate in choral groups and provide technical support. For more information, call Tuba City Boarding School at 928-283-2330.

Shonto fund-raisers

The eighth-grade class of Shonto Prep School is holding a fund-raising Song and Dance at 11 a.m. Dec. 18. On Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, the eighth grade is hosting the Day after New Year’s Contest Powwow. Both events take place on the Shonto Prep campus. Call 928-672-2652 for more information.

Xmas toy drive

Navajo Way Inc. is holding a Christmas Holiday Toy Drive. Toys can be dropped off at the St. Michael’s Professional Building, # 2 (second floor) Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The building is located behind the St. Michaels Post Office. For more information, call 928-871-6661.

Xmas bazaar

A Christmas Bazaar will be held 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 18 and 19 at Shungopavi Community Center. $5 will reserve a space. For more information, call Lynette Shupla at 928-734-7137.

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