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Quick Reads: Week of Dec. 19

New Year's Eve Sobriety Pow Wow

NCI (Na'Nizhoozhi Center) presents its 14th annual New Year's Eve Sobriety Pow Wow Dec. 31 at Miyamura High School Gym in Gallup, N.M.

Gourd dance from noon - 5 p.m., grand entry at 6 p.m., and Diné shoe game at 7 p.m. in the NCI cafeteria. Money and prizes are available for dancers.

No chairs are allowed but bleacher seating will be available. Admission fee is a non-perishable item, any school supplies or toys.

Vending information is available from Maylene Succo at (505) 722-2177.

N-NURSE plans sixth symposium April 18-19 in Flagstaff

Navajoland Nurses United for Research, Service and Education, Inc. (N-NURSE) will host its sixth symposium, "Hózhó Náhásdlii: Sacred Space and Human Caring in Health Care," April 18-19 at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, Ariz. Organizers are seeking sponsors for the event.

N-NURSE invites speakers and workshop facilitators with expertise appropriate to the focus of the symposium. American Indian nursing students participate in the symposium through the group's American Indian Nursing Student Scholarship Program. The symposium provides an opportunity for nursing students to network, expand their knowledge of nursing as a career and build leadership skills.

Dr. Jean Watson is returning as this year's keynote speaker. She will discuss the cultural wisdom inherent in the concepts of her 'Caritas' theory and Hózhó náhásdlii, Navajo philosophy, to integrate human caring in health care environments.

Symposium information is available at www.n-nurse.org. More information is available from Linda Petri at (505) 459-2619 or lindap1@q.com.

Birth certificates available

Birth certificates will be available through the Coconino County Public Health Services District. Their staff now travels to Tuba City, Page and Leupp to offer the service outside of their regular Flagstaff office hours.

Staff visits Tuba City 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (local time) the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Coconino County District 5 Supervisors Office, 49 Maple St., one street west of Tuba City Regional Health Care Center. A Navajo translator is available.

Staff visits Page every second Wednesday of the month 10 a.m.-2 p.m. MST at the Coconino County Health Department, Northern Region Office, 467 Vista Ave.

Staff visits Leupp Chapter house the first Thursday of the month 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (local time).

Questions about requirements and fees may be directed to the Flagstaff office at (928) 679-7284/7272. You may also visit the Flagstaff office at 2625 N. King St., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. MST.

Holiday Bazaar and Prize bingo Wednesday

Hopi Junior Senior High School hosts a Holiday Christmas Bazaar and Prize Bingo event Wednesday in the Commons Area from 6-9 p.m. Spaces are first come, first serve for $20 a space and $25 with table.

More information is available from Carmen Tsingine at (928) 738-0057 or ctsingine@me.com.

Local Community Food Bank BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag)

Natural Grocers will donate five cents per customer to Northern Arizona Food Bank for each person that brings their own bag to shop with.

Going green will help the environment and those less fortunate in the community.

Northern Arizona Food Bank is at 3805 E. Huntington Drive in Flagstaff. More information is available at (928) 526-2211 or on the web at www.nafoodbank.org.

Natural Grocers is at 503 W. Clay Ave in Flagstaff. More information is available at (928) 779-4172 or on the web at www.naturalgrocers.com.

Kayenta Middle School annual Christmas Bazaar Wednesday

Kayenta Middle School (KMS) presents its annual Christmas Bazaar Wednesday from 5-9 p.m.

Proceeds from the bazaar will benefit the KMS French Club trip to Paris.

More information is available from the Kayenta Middle School office at (928) 697-2303 or (928) 697-2312.

Road closure on Tuba City hospital campus

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) is completing work to close part of East Cedar Avenue permanently on the hospital campus because of construction of a new helipad.

Drivers can expect barricades and road closure signs designated on East Cedar Avenue.

Drivers are encouraged to adjust their route and allow extra time to reach their destinations on the hospital campus. TCRHCC advises drivers to proceed with caution, slow down, and be alert for road signs and personnel.

More information about this project is available by contacting Terry Crank, facility maintenance director, at (928) 283-2501 or Terry.Crank@tchealth.org.

Classes offered for parents on student success

Parenting classes, "How to Help Your Child Succeed in School," will be led by Kate Esquirvel at Leupp Public School in Leupp. Classes will be held 9-9:30 a.m. every first and third Thursday of the month through May.

Classes will be held Dec. 20, Jan. 17, Feb. 7 and 21, March 7, April 4 and 18, and May 2 and 16.

More information is available at (928) 686-6266.

Navajo Nation Program for Self Reliance Field Office has moved

The Navajo Nation Program for Self Reliance Fort Defiance Field Office has moved to the Quality Inn Office Complex, 48 W. Highway 264, Quality Inn Office Complex, Suite 112 in Window Rock, Ariz.

Check Out Hunger through Dec. 31 at Natural Grocers in Flagstaff

The Check Out Hunger program is almost over for this holiday season. Those interested in giving can help their neighbors in need by making a donation.

Natural Grocers will match dollar for dollar all donations made in their stores up to $40,000. Donations made in Flagstaff will benefit Northern Arizona Food Bank.

Natural Grocers is at 503 W. Clay Ave in Flagstaff. More information is available at (928) 779-4172 or on the web at www.naturalgrocers.com.

Northern Arizona Food Bank is at 3805 E. Huntington Drive in Flagstaff. More information is available at (928) 526-2211 or on the web at www.nafoodbank.org

Early childcare providers eligible for First Things First professional REWARD$

Childcare center teachers, directors and family childcare home providers are eligible for a financial incentives program through First Things First (FTF) that acknowledges and rewards progressive education, educational attainment and continuous employment at a qualifying childcare facility.

Award amounts range between $300 and $2,000. Applications must have been submitted by midnight on Oct. 31.

To be eligible childcare providers must be at least 18 years of age; have a high school diploma or GED; currently work 30 hours per week with children ages birth through age 5; earn $20 per hour or less; have completed a minimum of six credit hours of college coursework in Early Childhood Education Special Education or Child Development with a grade of "C" or better; and have been employed a minimum of one year at their current location.

The applicant's childcare center or family care home must be in an eligible region (visit azftf.gov/regionalcouncils) and be regulated by a federal, state or tribal authority; provide services to children, ages birth through 5 years; and be in good standing with regulatory agencies. There must be a demonstrated commitment to program quality through accreditation, a Quality First participating program, Quality First Wait List or have submitted an application to be rated on the Quality First Rating Scale. Other qualifications include being accredited by a national organization at a level that equals a 3-5 star rating in Quality First or currently awaiting selection for Quality First participation.

More information about the Professional REWARD$ program is available by contacting Ms. Claude Endfield, Early Childhood Program Chair at Northland Pioneer College, at (800) 266-7845, ext. 7335 or email cendfield@npc.edu. Or by contacting Valley of the Sun United Way at (602) 240-6327 or azftfrewards@vsuw.org.

Christmas Show at Moenkopi Legacy Inn and Suites Thursday

Hopi Arts Trail presents a Christmas Show at the Moenkopi Legacy Inn and Suites in Tuba City Thursday from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

The Christmas show will feature fine art, jewelry, pottery, arts and crafts, food, a raffle, and music. Special, unique, handmade gifts for the holiday season will be available.

More information is available online at www.experiencehopi.com and www.hopiartstrail.com.

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