Quick Reads July 5, 2006

Youth Fair in TC July 10

The Western Navajo Meth Task Force will have a booth at the Youth Fair taking place at the Tuba City Recreation Center on July 10.

Gary Davis, prevention specialist with the Department of Behavioral Health Services, will give two presentations. Starting at 9 a.m., Davis will discuss Teenagers and Binge Drinking and at 10:30 a.m. he will give a presentation on Meth Use and Addiction. All ages are welcome to attend these informative discussions.

Also, the Task Force is sponsoring a contest for the youth to submit drawings or other artwork to be used as a logo on future materials. First place prize is a $50 gift certificate to Wal-Mart and second prize will be a gift certificate for pizza. There will be other free gifts. Stop by the booth July 10 to find out more.

Barbecues planned

During the month of July, Page Unified School District is hosting Meet and Greet Barbecues for parents, students, chapter officials and community members at the following locations: 11-noon DST Sunday, July 9, Kaibeto Chapter; 4 p.m. MST Thursday, July 13, Coppermine Chapter; 1 p.m. DST, Sunday, July 16, Inscription House Chapter; noon, MST, Tuesday , July 18 Bitterspings Navajo Housing Authority; 5 p.m. MST, Thursday, July 20, Page Lake View Elementary School; 5-7 p.m. MST, Thursday, July 27, LeChee Boys & Girls Club.

Co-ed B-Ball in Flag

Beat the Heat Classic, an AAU boys and girls basketball tournament for ages 10 through 15 will be held July 14-16 at Coconino High School in Flagstaff. The registration fee for this three-game minimum tournament is $250. Make checks payable to Coco Madness and mail them to 9420 Crosscut Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86004. Attach a complete player roster including name, date of birth, and jersey number. There is a minimum of five and maximum of 15 players per roster. A copy of each player’s birth certificate is required at tournament check-in. For hotel information, contact the Radisson Woodlands Hotel at 800-333-3333 or 928-773-8888, which offers reduced rates for tourney participants that register prior to July 1. To become an AAU member and for more information call 928-380-2469 or e-mail: coco_madness1@yahoo.com

Register now for Dine College

Registration for the 2006 Fall Semester at Dine College is going on at all sites: Attend college close to home at Tsaile, Chinle, Window Rock, Ganado, Kayenta, Tuba City, Shiprock and Crownpoint. Classes begin Aug. 28. Whether a student wants to pursue an associate’s degree, prepare to transfer to a four-year university or take courses to improve job skills, Dine College can provide the preparation needed for success. For more information, call 1-877-988-DINE (toll free), call or come by a local campus or center, or go on-line at www.dinecollege.edu.

Summer classes

Learn beading, printmaking, weaving, yarn painting and more at Heard Museum West. One-week sessions will be held July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28 and July 31-Aug. 4, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for ages 8-15. The fee is $65 per person and class size is limited. Heard Museum West is located at 16126 N. Civic Center Drive in Surprise (east of Surprise Stadium). Space is limited. Call 602-251-0244 to register.

Military academies

Congressman Rick Renzi (AZ -1) is accepting nominations from rural Arizona applicants for America’s military academies including the United States Military Academy at West Point (Army), the United States Naval Academy (Navy and Marines), the United States Air Force Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Congressman Renzi does not make nominations to the United States Coast Guard Academy because students must apply directly. Individuals interested in being nominated for placement in a military academy must contact Jack Latham with Congressman Renzi’s staff at 928-537-2800 or they can log onto Congressman Renzi’s website at (www.house.gov/renzi). The application deadline is Oct. 31.

Navajo Earth Health Study

All Diné who are 18 and older are invited to join a study called Education and Research Towards Health also known as Navajo Earth. The study looks at how factors such as traditions, eating habits and physical activity affect the health of the Diné. Join the study by visiting the Window Rock office to answer questions about diet and lifestyle and have a few simple measurements taken. At the end of the visit, you will receive important information about your health. Call 928-871-3034 to schedule your visit.

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