Quick Reads: Week of May 16, 2012

Equine Expo Friday and Saturday

The 2012 Navajo Nation Equine Expo will be held Friday and Saturday at the Window Rock Fairgrounds 4H Pavilion. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and registration is free.

Education will include traditional horse stores, equine vaccination, equine nutrition, equine birth control, horse processing plant update, hoof care and hot shoeing and more.

For more information, call (928) 871-6605/7686.

Monument Valley High Scholarship/Auction tomorrow

Monument Valley High School (MVHS) welcomes all to the Senior Banquet and Scholarship Auction at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the MVHS courtyard.

Auction items include five equine chiropractic adjustments (valued at $40 each); three equine vaccination specials (valued at $65 each); four dog vaccination specials (valued at $20 each); two cat vaccination specials (valued at $20 each); one sheep/goat herd (15 head) vaccinations (valued at $60); one cattle herd (10 head) vaccinations (valued at $80); one Monument Valley vet camp registration (valued at $125); one Monument Valley FFA Chapter Officer work day (valued at priceless); saddle racks; home decorations; T-shirts; aprons; storage sheds; a Frankie J. Gilmore Painting and more.

Support tomorrow's leaders and innovators for change. All proceeds fund scholarships for CTE seniors at MVHS.

Leupp Schools accepting enrollment applications

Leupp Schools, Inc. (LSI) Residential Program is now accepting enrollment applications for the upcoming school year for grades first through 12th. Applications may be obtained by contacting LSI Residential at (928) 686-6070 or 686-6024.

Native American art auction at Hubbell Saturday

The Friends of Hubbell Trading Post NHS, Inc. in cooperation with the National Park Service at Hubbell trading Post and the Western National Parks Association have scheduled the semi-annual Native American Arts Auction for Saturday. The auction will include all forms of Native American art, Navajo weavings, pueblo katsina dolls, pottery, baskets, paintings and concho belts.

Auction items will be accepted beginning 8 a.m.-4 p.m. through tomorrow. No items will be accepted May Friday or Saturday. There is no cost to enter an auction item.

All 400-plus auction items will be available for preview 9-11 a.m. on Saturday with the auction beginning at noon (MDST). Come early to view the auction items and meet the artists. The Hubbell home will also be exhibited as an open house from 9 a.m.-noon.

For more information, call (928) 755-3475.

Birth certificates available today

Birth certificates are available in Tuba City 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (DST) today at Coconino County Supervisor Lena Fowler's office, 49 Maple St., behind the Behavioral Health building, one street west of Main Street.

Birth certificates are available every first and third Wednesday of the month. Birth certificates are also available in Page 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (local Page time) every second Wednesday of the month. The fee is $19, cash only. Certain requirements and exceptions apply. The service is sponsored by Fowler and the Coconino County Public Health Services District.

For more information, call (928) 283-4518 or (928) 679-7272.

Northern Arizona Kidney Walk June 3

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Arizona will host its first ever Northern Arizona Kidney Walk to raises funds and awareness for the deadly disease affecting thousands of northern Arizona residents.

The walk will be held June 3 at Sinagua Middle School, 3050 E. Butler Ave. Register 7-8:30 a.m. The walk begins at 9 a.m.

The NKF of Arizona's Northern Arizona Kidney Walk is a non-competitive 5k walk focusing on education and prevention of kidney disease. The event will also feature a free kidney health risk assessment questionnaire for participants, their families and friends.

The NKF is a non-profit organization, which helps to raise funds to help dialysis patients in need pay for their treatments. NKF also raises awareness for organ donation, kidney health and patient advocacy.

NNHRC seeks commissioners

The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission (NNHRC) is seeking five qualified commissioners to serve the next four-year term as an appointed commissioner. A letter of interest and resume must be received by NNHRC no later than 5 p.m. on Friday.

The current commissioner's four-year term expires in July.

According to the NNHRCs Plan of Operation, the commission shall consist of five qualified commissioners appointed by the Speaker of the Navajo Nation Council and confirmed by the Naabik'iyati' Committee.

One member shall have extensive employment background in education. This means someone who is a teacher, education administrator, or professor; and one member shall have an extensive background in business. This means a business owner, manager or private business employee; and one member shall have an extensive background in law enforcement. This means a police officer in good standing, police chief, a commissioned officer, active or retiree; and one member shall have an extensive background in social services. This means a social worker, psychologist, psychiatrist, counselor, community liaison, or social services administrator; and one at-large Navajo Nation member.

To apply, submit a letter of interest along with your latest resume to the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission, P.O. Box 1689, Window Rock, Navajo Nation (Ariz.) 86515 or hand deliver to 343 Arizona Highway 264, St. Michaels Professional Bldg. 1, Suite 112, located in St. Michaels, Ariz. Letters of interest and resumes submitted after May 18 shall not be accepted.

NNHRC was established in October 2006, "to operate as a clearinghouse entity to administratively address discriminatory actions against citizens of the Navajo Nation, and to interface with the local, state, federal governments and with national and international human rights organizations in accordance with its plan of operation and applicable laws and regulations of Navajo Nation," according to 2 N.N.C. § 921.

For more information, contact NNHRC at (928) 871-7436.

Register now for Navajo Nation Police Heroes Run

The First Annual Navajo Nation Police Heroes' Run will be held June 23 in Tuba City. The 10 K run and 5K run/walk are in memory of fallen police officers that died in the line of duty. All proceeds will benefit the Navajo Nation Police Survivors Program.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. (DST) at the Tuba City Police Department. The race begins at 8 a.m. Registration is $25 for the 10K run and $20 for the 5K run/walk. T-shirts will be given to all registered participants. There will be age group awards. A course map will be provided the day of the race.

For more information, call (928) 310-6717.

Free sports and life skills camp June 7-9

Tuba City High School is hosting the 16th Annual Native Vision Sports and Life Skills Camp, June 7-9. Up to 60 professional and college athletes will instruct in football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, running, and lacrosse. They will also hang out and share their stories of hardship, courage, victory and living a healthy life. The camp is free.

Contact Tamara Talaswaima for more information at (928) 283-8221 or email ttalaswa@jhsph.edu or www.nativevision.org.

AZ Newspapers Foundation offers scholarship

The Arizona Newspapers Foundation, Inc. (ANF) is offering a scholarship available to Arizona college students majoring in journalism. This summer, ANF will award two scholarships of $1,000 each to students attending Arizona State University, University of Arizona or Northern Arizona University full-time. Students must have completed at least one term and have one term remaining before graduation.

Complete scholarship information, including award criteria and an application for Fall 2012 awards are posted online at www.ananews.com/scholarship. The deadline for applications is June 11. Winners will be chosen by a selection committee and notified by July 15.

Register early for teacher education

It is not too early to get ready for the potential teacher education cohort in elementary education. Complete your program in the Navajo-Hopi West area through Northern Arizona University's (NAU) extended campuses. Have your transcripts evaluated now to see if you're ready for admission.

The NAU Navajo-Hopi West staff is ready to assist students with the enrollment process and provide student support services. Financial aid and scholarship opportunities are available. For more information, please call (800) 426-8315 ext. 41930 or (928) 283-4284.

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Nominations sought for Teacher of the Year

The Arizona Educational Foundation's (AEF) is seeking nominations for the 2013 Teacher of the Year. Any pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade public school teacher across Arizona is eligible. Nomination forms must be submitted by Aug. 3.

AEF, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering excellence in education, administers the AEF Teacher of the Year program, which is the only statewide program of its kind. Teachers may self-nominate or be nominated by a student, co-worker, principal, parent, friend or family member.

Nomination forms are available at http://www.azedfoundation.org/toy-nomination-form.php or by emailing bobbie@azedfoundation.org. After the nomination is received, a Teacher of the Year application will be mailed to the nominated teacher. The teacher must then complete and submit the application by 5 p.m., Aug. 24.

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