Quick Reads Aug. 10, 2005

Central Navajo Fair Jr. Rodeo

The Central Navajo Fair Junior Rodeo will be held at Gorman's Arena on Friday, Aug. 26 in Chinle. Showtime is at 9 a.m. Daylight Savings Time. Sign-ups are between 7- 8:30 a.m. Two saddles go to High Point Winners, buckles to All-Around Champions and sweatshirts to event winners. For more info, contact CES Tammy Tso at 928-698-3382 or log onto www.wjraonline.com.

Family reunion meeting set

A meeting for the Annie Y. Cly Family Reunion will be held 10 a.m. (DSL ) Saturday Aug. 13 in Shonto. All families (children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews) of the late Annie Y. Cly are encouraged to attend this meeting. For more information contact Chelsey B. Isidro at 623-680-2773 or Elsie C. Benally at 928-672-2505.

Red Cross classes in Flag

Throughout the month of August, the American Red Cross in Flagstaff is offering a full menu of lifesaving skills courses including Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid. For more information, or to register for a course, call the local Red Cross at 928-779-5494. Participants must pre-register for the courses and payment will be taken at the time of registration with a credit card over the phone or with cash or check delivered in person to the office located at 963 W. Route 66, Suite 110 (behind the Galaxy Diner) in Flagstaff.

Art auction

The Friends of Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site Inc. in cooperation with the National Park Service at Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site and the Western National Parks Association will host a Native American Art auction on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the park site in Ganado. The auction will include both contemporary and antique Navajo weavings, Pueblo Katsina dolls, pottery, paintings, carvings and baskets.

Preview of more than 400 auction items will be from 9-11 a.m., on Aug. 27 with the auction beginning at noon, mountain-daylight saving time. The auction is held in a large tent at the National Park Services Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site in Ganado, Arizona on Hwy. 264,1/2 mile west of Hwy. 191. In addition to the auction arts and crafts, food booths and vendors will be available for your enjoyment. Arts and crafts and food vendors may rent a booth space for $20 and set up the morning of the auction.

Vendors must bring their own table and chairs and food handling permit if selling food. Only authentic, handmade Native American art will be accepted in the auction and at the vendor tables. Artists may register their items for auction from Aug. 22- 26, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the curator's office.

No auction items accepted on Saturday. Artists are encouraged to register early in the week. For more information, call 928-755-3475 or visit www.friendsofhubbell.org.

Artists' Coalition

Ever look at a piece of art and wonder, "Where did that idea come from? How was it made? What was the artist's inspiration? What experiences did it grow out of?"

On Wednesday, Aug. 24, get those questions answered. Join the Artists' Coalition of Flagstaff's tour of the Appetizers show at Coconino Center for the Arts with the artists participating in the show. This is a chance to ask those burning questions. As always, the meeting is free and open to the public. It starts with a potluck at 6 p.m., followed by a short business meeting and then the stroll through Appetizers. Coconino Center for the Arts is located at 2300 N. Ft. Valley Road. Call 774-7610 for additional information.

Farm Bureau

Coconino County Farm Bureau farmer and rancher members will join together on Aug. 20 at the Williams Rodeo Grounds in Williams for the organization's 2005 annual meeting and policy development session.

The event kicks off with a cowboy church service at 9 a.m., roping at 9:30, followed by a barbeque lunch and business meeting at noon. Discussing agricultural issues and setting policy for the organization in 2006 will be the main focus of the business meeting for the agriculture members.

Joanne Keene, district director for Rep. Rick Renzi, R-Ariz., will discuss current Congressional issues including those impacting Coconino County agriculture.

For more information and to join Farm Bureau, call Tad Dent at 928-890-4515.

B-ball tourney

Get ready for the White Mountain Apache Tribal Fair and Rodeo Men's Women's Masters Open Basketball Tournaments held at Whiteriver Aday Memorial Gym in Whiteriver. Tournament dates are Aug. 10-13 for the women's division, Aug. 18-21 for the master's division and Aug. 25-27 for men's division. The entry fee is $150/team for women's division and $200/team for men's and masters.

For more information call 928-338-4543 or Nathan Antonio at 928-306-0292 after 7 p.m.

Kayenta Unified Food Services

Kayenta Unified School District #27 Food Services and Chartwells Dining Services are committed to providing nutritious meals to the students in the Kayenta area, as well as the three Chapters & various satellite communities we serve. Menus are nutritionally analyzed to ensure that we are serving one third of the RDA and calories from fats do not exceed 30 percent of the total calories. Caloric & fat averages for the month are available for your information. Nutritional analysis is provided by Nutrikids. Breakfast, lunch and after school snack program are offered in the 2005/06 school year. NSLP applications are available throughout the school year at the Food Service Office (in the Monument Valley High School cafeteria)

Meal prices are: $2/breakfast for adults at all schools; $3/lunch for adults at all schools; $ .40/ reduced lunch at all schools; $1.50/ regular lunch at all schools; $.30/ reduced breakfast at all schools; and $ .85/ regular breakfast at all schools.

Menus can be obtained online at http://www.chartwellsmenus.com/ or at the Food Service office located in MVHS cafeteria. For additional information or questions, please contact the Food Service Office at 928-697-2232 or 2234.

Hubbell Trading Post auction

The Friends of Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site Inc. in cooperation with the National Park Service at Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site and the Western National Parks Association will host a Native American Art auction on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the park site in Ganado. The auction will include both contemporary and antique Navajo weavings, Pueblo Katsina dolls, pottery, paintings, carvings and baskets. Preview of more than 400 auction items will be from 9-11 a.m., on Aug. 27 with the auction beginning at noon, mountain-daylight saving time. The auction is held in a large tent at the National Park Services Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site in Ganado, Arizona on Hwy. 264,1/2 mile west of Hwy. 191. In addition to the auction arts and crafts, food booths and vendors will be available for your enjoyment. Arts and crafts and food vendors may rent a booth space for $20 and set up the morning of the auction. Vendors must bring their own table and chairs and food handling permit if selling food. Only authentic, handmade Native American art will be accepted in the auction and at the vendor tables. Artists may register their items for auction from Aug. 22- 26, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the curator's office. No auction items accepted on Saturday. Artists are encouraged to register early in the week. For more information, call 928-755-3475 or visit www.friendsofhubbell.org.

Open co-ed slow pitch

Hopi Health Car will host a 12-team open co-ed slow pitch softball tournament to be held August 12, 13 and 14 at the Polacca rodeo grounds. Entry fee is $150 plus on dot game ball. Awards for first, second, third and fourth place, All Tourneys, Female/Male MVP and Homerun Queen and King. For information call 602-509-0824, 928-737-0101, 928-273-4323 or 928-273-4319.

Co-ed volleyball tournament

Tuba City Community Center is the site for the 2005 co-ed volleyball tournament. $120 per team in a 12-team bracket double elimination eight player roster. For more information, contact Lacy Tsingine at 928-283-3026.

15 and under tourney

The Tuba City Community Center will host a 15 and under co-ed basketball tournament on August 13 and 14. Prizes will be given to the first, second and third place teams as well as to the most valuable player. For more information contact Phil and Geri Begay at 928-522-0603 or Cheyanna and Matthew Arizona at 928-707-0675.

Help needed for house fire victims

Clothing sizes M, L, XL, XXL are needed for the victims of a fire in Whiteriver. Donations can be brought to the Whiteriver Aday Memorial Hall Gym. For more information, call Nathan Antoinio at 928-306-0292 after 7 p.m.

Fine Arts & Crafts Show

Mountain Artists Guild 55th annual Fine Arts & Crafts Show will be held Aug. 13-14 on the Courthouse Square in Prescott. Hours for this free event are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 928-445-2510 or visit www.mountainartistguild.org.

Men's sweat lodges in Tuba City

Men's sweat lodges are open to the community through the Family Wellness Center by Tuba City Dept of Behavioral Health Services Traditional Practitioner Frank Nez on August 17, and 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 928-283-3032 or 3346.

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