Quick Reads Aug. 17, 2005

Native Battle of the Bands

DHD Productions presents a Native Country Music Battle of the Bands II on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Hopi Veteran's Memorial Center in Kykotsmovi. Competing bands include Hard Country, The Clansmen, Kountry Outsiders, Country Image Band, Bar--N Band and Young Natives. Seven hours of music and dancing from 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

TC High 1995 reunion plans

Tuba City High School Alumni Class of 1995 would like to announce we are planning our 10-year reunion on Oct. 14. The reunion will be held at the Warrior Pavilion. Dinner will start at 5 p.m. Following at 8 p.m. will be a social event and all TCHS alumni are invited to attend. Admission will be $5 per person. Updated announcements will be placed on KGHR 91.5 FM, TV Channel 7 (Tuba City local station) and the Tuba City School District website: http://www.tcusd.k12.az.us/education/district/district.php?sectionid=1 (click on Alumni Information).

White Mesa Beardance

Everyone is welcome to the White Mesa Beardance held Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2, 3, 4, and 5 about13 miles south of Blanding, Utah. Events include a powwow, co-ed softball tournament, handgame tournament, country western dance and feast. Call 435-678-3412 or 435-459-9121 for concession information.

Livestock aid

The United States Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency has announced a deadline of Sept. 9 for the 2003 Livestock Assistance Program (LAP). LAP provides direct payments to eligible livestock producers who suffered grazing losses due to the natural disasters (drought) that occurred in calendar year 2003. Eligible livestock include beef, sheep, goats, and equine animals. Valid grazing permits are required. A FSA representative will be taking applications at the following chapters: LeChee, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, (Aug. 17); Kaibeto, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18; Tonalea, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m Aug. 24.; Tolani Lake, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 31.; Gap, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sept. 1; LeChee, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 6; Kaibeto 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Sept. 7; and Tonalea, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 8. Applications can also be filed at any USDA Service Centers depending on which county your livestock are located. USDA County Offices are located at 1585 S. Plaza Way, Ste 120, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, 928-774-2401, Ext 2; 51 West Vista Dr, #2, Holbrook, AZ 86025, 928-524-3214, Ext. 2; 140 W Cleveland, St. Johns, AZ 85936, 928-337-2441. For more for information, please call your local FSA office.

Panel discussion

On Saturday, Sept. 3 from 10 a.m.-noon, End of Life Choices is hosting a panel discussion at the downtown public library, 300 W. Aspen St, Flagstaff. Speakers include Bob McMillan, Director of Flagstaff Mortuary, who will discuss Pre-arranged Funeral Plans; Gerry Blair, Community Relations with Flagstaff Police Dept., who will discuss 911 Emergency Procedures & other issues. Advance Directives (Living Will & Health Care Power of Attorney) on sale ($10 donation). Handouts available, too. For information contact Severy Partridge at 928-774-5105, or e-mail: Partridgebird2@yahoo.com Website for organization: www.choicesarizona.org.

Corn pollen conference

The Office of Continuing Education with Dine' College will be holding Corn Pollen Pathway conference at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock on Aug. 26. The conference is for anyone who wants to gain a fuller perspective on Navajo culture teachings and to learn how to bring harmony and balance through offerings and prayers. Following the principles of the Corn Pollen Pathway is one way to restore harmony and balance. These teachings remain the basis of DinŽ everyday life. Registration is $95 per person. Lodging is on your own. For more information, please call 928- 283-6321.

Prevention in TC

Parents, students, the elderly, schools and community service providers are invited to attend a traditional prevention activity on Aug. 26 from 9 a.m.- noon, and a sweat lodge ceremony from 1-4 p.m. on the front lawn of the Tuba City Dept. of Behavioral Health Services. The DinŽ four sacred directions for teaching discipline, respect, planning and balanced life will be offered by several traditional practitioners and counselors. A prayer will also be offered for the children to have a successful school year. For more information, call 928-283-3346/3043.

Junior 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.

Sweat lodges

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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