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Blankets for Sweat Lodges

Native American for Community Actions Inc. (NACA) has a youth outpatient substance abuse program that provides outpatient counseling services to Native American youth ages 12-17 and their families. The program includes Talking Circle, Sweat Lodges and cultural activities. Sweat Lodges for NACA registered youth begin in January in collaboration with Northland Family Help Center. NACA is in dire need of blankets, tarp and canvas for the Sweat Lodges. Wool army blankets are preferred, but any blankets will be appreciated. Please donate the blankets, tarp or canvas to NACA, Ray of Hope Project, 2717 N. Steve’s Blvd, Suite 11 here in Flagstaff. NACA is located in the Pueblo Plaza across from Circle K. Please call Marie Tsosie, LISAC (Licensed Independent Substance Counselor), at 928-526-2968 if items need to be picked up.

New Year’s Eve event

Rae’s New Year’s Eve Song & Dance Celebration will be held at St. Jude’s Parish Hall in Tuba City on Friday, Dec. 31. All group singers, dancers and spectators are welcome. Hope to see you all there. There will be concessions, door prize, raffles, games, jackpot dancing and lots of awards. The Host Group is the Sweetwater Travelers from Water Flo, N. M. Emcee is Guy Lee. For more information, call Rachel Begay at 928-283-5498.

Apache County Dignitaries

The Swearing in Ceremony for Apache County Supervisor Jim Claw and Apache County Sheriff Brian Hounshell will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 3 in the Chinle Community Center, Chinle. The public is invited. Dinner will follow the ceremony. For more information, call Stanley Robbins at 928-674-5664.

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