Quick Reads March 15, 2006

TC High hosts Career Fair

Tuba City High School is sponsoring the sixth annual Career Awareness Fair on Wednesday, March 29 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Warrior Pavilion in Tuba City. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served to businesses and organizations participating in this year’s career fair activities.

Several schools will be represented at this event including Northland Pioneer College, Yavapai College, College of Eastern Utah, College America, Northern Arizona University. Also in attendance will representatives of United States military branches including the Navy, Army and Air Force.

For more information contact Michelle Calabaza at Mcalabaza@tcusd.org or Tuba City High School Counseling Department at 928-283-1143 Fax: 928-283-1195.

Call for artists

Futures for Children announces an open competition for the design of the 2006 ornament from Native American artists.

The successful Native American artist will receive recognition on the ornament and its packaging, advertising, FFC web store recognition, and fifty ornaments for personal use. For a Competition Design Packet of information contact: Debora Leahey at 505-821-8282 ext. 115 or 800-545-6843 ext 115. The deadline is May 1.

Oral history

Story Corps is the acclaimed national oral history tour looking to record the stories of everyday Americans in cities throughout the country. Their mobile booth will be parked in Wheeler Park across from Flagstaff City Hall on March 9 - April 2.

They will record at KUYI Hopi Radio, First Mesa on March 28 and 29. To schedule an interview go to www.knau.org or call 1-800-850-4406.

Tax assistance

The AARP Tax-Aide program is now in full gear, it is a free community service that offers tax counseling and preparation helping people prepare their taxes at sites throughout the state through April 15. To locate an AARP Tax-Aide site near you, call AARP toll-free at 1-888-OUR-AARP or 1-888-687-2277 or visit www.aarp.org/taxaide.

Wool & Mohair

The USDA Loan Deficiency Program, LDP, provides additional dollars and helps stabilize the wool and mohair industry due to low prices at the market. To be eligible, complete form CCC-633EZ page 1 with FSA before selling the wool.

Sales taking place before filing this form will render wool sellers will not be eligible to receive payments. Sales receipts must be by January 31, 2007. FSA will accept applications in March.

A Farm Service Agency representative from Flagstaff will be at the following chapter houses to take applications:

• Gap Chapter, March 21, 9am-3:30pm

• Kaibeto Chapter, March 22, 8am-1pm

• Leupp, March 23, 9am-2pm

• LaChee Chapter, March 29, 10am-3pm

• Tonalea Chapter, March 30, 7am-2pm

Forms are available at USDA-Farm Service Agency Office, 1585 S. Plaza Way, Suite 120, Flagstaff ph: 928-774-2401.

Virtual academy

This march, the Arizona Virtual Academy (AZVA) is hosting a series of parent information sessions across the state. Families attending the information sessions will learn more about the school, view the curriculum, books and materials, witness a demonstration of the academic program, and find out how their child can enroll in the tuition-free public school for the 2006-07 year.

All sessions are free and open to the public. A parent information session for students inGrades 8 and up and K-8 is set for Tuesday, March 21 from 5-6 p.m. & 7-8 p.m. at the Residence Inn, 3440 N. Country Club Drive in Flagstaff,

Contact: Mary Gifford at 602-750-1679 or e-mail mgifford@k12.com

Farm loan

Anyone who is interested in obtaining an agricultural loan to raise livestock and/or produce crops, may visit with a representative of the Farm Service Agency to provide information and assistance with regard to Farm Service Agency’s Direct Agricultural Loan Program.

Farm Loan personnel will have office hours at the USDA. Service Center at 1585 S. Plaza Way, Suite 120, Flagstaff, Arizona; Wednesday, March 22, 2006, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You may contact 928-524-3214, ext 2 or 928-774-2401, ext 2, for further details.

Shonto Chapter

Shonto Chapter’s next Regular Business Meeting will be Sunday, March 19 at 1 p.m. The next Executive Planning Board Meeting Sunday, April 2 at 1 p.m. The Executive Planning Board meetings are the first Sunday of each month. Regular Business Meetings are the third Sunday of each month.

Press Club Scholarships

A call for entries for The Arizona Press Club awards scholarships of up to $1,000 each to student reporters, photographers and designers interested in the journalism profession. Applicants can be Arizona high school students entering college by fall 2006, or students currently enrolled in an Arizona two-year college or four-year university.

The Arizona Press Club is a nonprofit organization made up of professional reporters, editors, photographers and designers from publications across Arizona. Applications for this year’s scholarships are due April 1. Winners will be announced in late April. For more information visit www.azpressclub.org

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