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Quick Reads Jan. 18, 2006

Ice fishing trip to Wheatfields

The Navajo Nation Department of Youth Boys Girls Club of Dine Nation in Tuba City is planning an ice fishing trip to Wheatfields for ages 14 through 21 years. Transportation, lodging and meals will be provided. Participants need to provide their own fishing gear. The group will leave TC Friday, Feb. 17, spend two nights in Chinle and return Feb. 19. The deadline for application is Jan. 31. For more information, call 293-3021.

Dine Special Olympics

The Navajo Nation Special Olympics monthly meeting will be 10 a.m. today (Jan. 18) at St. Michaels Special Education in St. Michaels. The main agenda items will be the upcoming area basketball tournament and the area track and field meet.. For more information, call Roger Halwood at 928-674-9403.

Baseball clinic

The Knights Baseball Club & Naa'Taanii Baseball are hosting a Baseball Clinic Jan. 21-22 for baseball players at Greyhills Academy High School field (weather permitting) or gym. Possible guest instructors are Jessie Hall of the Texas Rangers, Jacoby Ellsbury of the Boston Red Sox, Nebasett Brown of the Diamondbacks and others. Sessions for ages 7-12 run from 9 a.m.-noon and ages 13-18 from 1-3:30 p.m. each day. The cost is $60 per person. For more information email: ghknightsbaseball@yahoo.com or call 928-283-6271 ext. 420 to reserve a spot.

Job Corps

The Arizona and New Mexico Job Corps Office will be recruiting young men and women between the ages of 16-24 to continue and complete their education, receive vocational training and other opportunities at the following locations:

• Monday, Jan. 23 at Window Rock Department of Economic Security from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Chinle TANF office 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Kayenta Workforce Development, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Thursday, Jan. 26 at Tuba City Workforce Development, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Friday, Jan. 27 at Kykotsmovi Tribal building Education office, 9-11 a.m. and Winslow Job Service 1-3 p.m.

Interested individuals need to bring the following documents: Social Security card, picture ID or driver's license, birth certificate, Certificate of Indian Blood, immunizations records, official high school transcript/diploma and household income. Individuals under 18 will need a parent present. Call 800-949-9445, ext. 2886 for more information.

B-ball camp

Applications are now being evaluated for Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. The camp for ages 10-19 is by invitation only. Players from 50 states and 18 foreign countries attended last year. College scholarships are possible for players selected to the All-American Team. Area camps will be held in Prescott, Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sterling, Colo., and Commerce, Texas. For a free brochure, call 704-373-0873.

Prayer session

The fifth annual Prayer Opens Possibilities Conference will be held Jan. 27-28 at Trinity Heights Methodist Church, 3600 N. Fourth St. in Flagstaff. Keynote speaker is Pastor Karol Brecheisen of Trinity Heights Methodist Church and Prayer Watch International. More than 20 workshops will address practical tools to use when praying. Workshop presenters are prayer leaders from a variety of northern Arizona churches as well as Phoenix. Advanced registration prior to Jan. 23 is $20. After this date it's $25. A children's program for kindergarten through grade six and childcare is available for preschool and nursery children with advanced registration only. For more information and a free conference brochure, call 928-526-1397.

Trading Spaces

Are you a flea market floozy or yard sale junkie? TLC's Trading Spaces wants to take your trash and turn it into a treasure! We're looking for "pack rats" who could use a little design intervention. Trading Spaces, produced by Banyan Productions, provides two pairs of friends with a professional designer, a carpenter, and 48 hours to redo a room of their choice. But there's a catch -- they have to switch houses, and they have no say in how their own room will look. We're seeking brave and vibrant homeowners for upcoming episodes. The rules are simple: 1. Two people per team, 2. Rooms must be at least 12 feet x 12 feet and 3. Houses must be within a 15-minute drive of each other. To apply, e-mail dmcguigan@banyan.com. Please include a contact number and the city you are writing from. A full application will be e-mailed to you.

Weapon permits

State-certified concealed weapon permit classes are offered on a regular basis at Northland Pioneer College's Snowflake/Taylor -- Silver Creek Campus, 1611 S. Main, in the SNC, room 123. Class size is limited, so early registration is encouraged. A Concealed Weapons Permit Renewal class will meet on Saturday, Jan. 21, ACJ 199-89731, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuition for this half-credit class is $21, plus a $10 course fee. Register at any NPC campus or center weekdays, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., or call 524-7660 or toll-free 1-800-266-7845 to enroll by phone and pay fees with a VISA or MasterCard. For additional information, contact instructor Dave Audsley, 739-4529.

Pet First Aid

American Red Cross is offering Pet First Aid and CPR, taught by veterinarians and vet technicians, which gives individuals the skills to provide immediate, temporary care to injured or sick animals until a professional veterinarian can provide medical care. This class is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 29 from 12-3 p.m. at the new Red Cross office 1750 Railroad Springs Blvd, Suite A3 in Flagstaff. The cost of this course is $30. For more information, or to register for a course, call the local Red Cross at 928-779-5494.

Lee's Ferry trip

The Navajo Nation Department of Youth Boys Girls Club of Dine Nation in Tuba City is planning an Camping trip to at Lee's Ferry for ages 14 through 21 years March 17-19. A fishing license, transportation, lodging and meals will be provided. Participants need to provide their own fishing gear and tent. The deadline for application is Feb. 17. For more information, call 293-3021.

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