Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
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Benefit Social Song & Dance

Everyone is welcome to the 14th annual benefit social song and dance. The Master of Ceremonies will be Rodger Manuelito Jr. This event will be hosted by the Nataani Nez Travelers and sponsored by the Western Navajo Social Song and Dance Committee and held on Saturday May 29 at Parish Hall St. Jude Catholic Church, Tuba City. Registration opens at 10 a.m. DST with Grand Entry at noon DST. Awards go to long distance travelers, dancer, singers; surprise awards to original group singers. Also there will be raffles, concession, door prizes and a cakewalk. Any donations of groceries or items at your courtesy are greatly appreciated. For more information call 928-285-5498.

Navajo/Hopi Motorcycle Run

The second annual Navajo/Hopi Motorcycle Run from Window Rock to Lukachuki, Tuba City and back to Window Rock will be May 19 and 20. In memory of all fallen warriors: Spc. Lori Ann Piestewa, Spc. Clint Lamebear, Pfc. Sheldon Hawk Eagle and Sgt. Lee Duane Todecheene. For more information, contact Larry Noble at 928-309-8095 or 928-871-6380/6381.

County Horse Races box seats

Box seat tickets for the 2004 Coconino County Horse Races are now on sale through Coconino County Parks and Recreation, 774-5139. The Races will be held July 2-5 at Fort Tuthill Downs, and feature live Thoroughbred and Quarter horse racing. Don’t miss the “front row” excitement and fun this Fourth of July weekend.

Lyman Lake State Park

Rattlesnake Point and Ultimate Petroglyph Trail Tour is hosted by Lyman Lake State Park in St. John’s. Starting in May, a guided Tour of Rattlesnake Point and Ultimate Petreglyph Trail starts the first weekend in May through last weekend in September. Rattlesnake Point Pueblo was a medium sized village home to about 15 families between AD 1325 and 1390. The pueblo was built and occupied by the ancestors of the Hopi and perhaps other Pueblo Indian groups. Historic villages, including Rattlesnake Point Pueblo, and the Lyman Lake rock art have continuing significance to contemporary Hopi people. The Ultimate Petroglyph Trail is 1/2 mile, steep hike on the east side of the lake accessed by boat. The park is located 11 miles south of St. Johns on US 191. Contact Tim Fisher, Park Manager at Lyman Lake Park at tfisher@pr.state.az.us

Boys basketball

All Ballerz High School Boys Basketball Tournament will be May 13-15 at Holbrook High School Gym, in Holbrook. With a 12 team bracket and a 10 team roster. Awards go to first through third place, sportsmanship, most three pointers, all tourneys and MVP. The entry fee is $130 (no personal checks) and full payment must be received by the first game. For team entry or more information call Isabelle at 928-729-5295 or Fraiser at 928-729-2836. All calls must be after 5:30 p.m.

Fitness and wellness

The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation Health Promotion Program & Family Wellness Center announces kickoff dates for an outreach fitness and wellness initiative available to the outlying communities of the Tuba City Service Area. Individuals interested in participating are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for exercising. All sessions are 5:30-7:30 p.m on the dates and at locations listed:

• May 6, Copper Mine Chapter.

• May 11, Lechee Chapter.

• May13, Bodaway/Gap Chapter.

• May 18 Cameron Chapter.

• May 20 Kaibito Chapter.

• May 25, Tonalea Chapter.

• May 28, Coal Mine Chapter.

• June 3, Tuba City Chapter.

For further information on the initiative, call Tuba City Health Promotion at 928-283-2188 or Family Wellness Center at 928-283-2932, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Straight Up at casino

Straight Up will perform at 8:45p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8 at the Dragonfly Lounge at Cliff Castle Casino. The show is free of charge. Straight Up is a Dragonfly Lounge favorite, known for playing a variety of music, specifically Latin and Top 40 hits. The Cliff Castle Casino is located just east of I-17 in Camp Verde at exit 289. For more information, call 928-567-7900.

Song and Dance

Everyone is welcome to a Benefit Social Song and Dance to be held on Friday, May 21. It is hosted by the Tuba City Western Travelers and sponsored by the Yellowhorse family. It will be held at the Parish hall at St. Jude Catholic Church in Tuba City. Registration is 5p.m. (DST) and Grand Entry at 5p.m. (DST). Special entertainment by 2003-2004 Western Navajo Fair Pow Wow Princess Glotah Nesbah DeeAnn Yellowhorse. (Hoop Dance Exhibition) There will be raffles, concession, cakewalk, and door prize. Grocery awards to all dancers and group singers. Any donations are appreciated.

County/Western Dances

Country and Western Dances in Kayenta will feature “Aces Wild” Saturday, May1 and Saturday, June 5 from 9p.m. to 1a.m. in the Kayenta Middle School Cafeteria. Also, Stone Country on Friday, June 4 from 9p.m. to 1a.m. in the Kayenta Middle School Cafeteria.

Fishing Derby

Native Anglers Inc. is hosting the first annual Mother and Child’s Fishing Derby Day on May 7, 8, and 9. To be held at Wheatfield’s Lake in Wheatfield’s. Trophies will be awarded for first through third place. All Anglers 12 years of age and older must posses a valid Navajo Nation fishing permit, no exceptions. Numerous outdoor prizes to be given to participants. Reservation lake trout only. Fish will be judged by weight only with all fish weighed at registration site (Wheatfield lake picnic area). Any legal method of fishing will be accepted (i.e. boating, float tubes, and shore fishing). Fishing starts on Friday, May 7, beginning at 12:01 a.m. and fishing will conclude on Sunday, May 9 at 4 p.m.

Benefit Song & Dance

A benefit song and dance will be held on Sunday, May 9 from 10 a.m. at the old Chinle High School gym in Chinle. This is a fund-raising event for Zack Guy’s football trip to Australia in June. Sponsors are the Smith and Tsinajinnie families.

Family Fun Night

There will be a free family fun night Thursday, May 6 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Kayenta Middle School cafeteria. Students, their families, and community members are invited to join in the fun. There will be food, games, crafts, and door prizes. There will also we information on summer activities and parenting ideas for healthy living. The KMS Prevention Program sponsors this free event. For more information, call the Prevention Center at 697-2303/2305.

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