Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
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Quick reads: week of April 24

Winslow High School class of 1963 reunion Oct. 5

Winslow High School Class of 1963 is having a 50-year reunion Oct. 5. Graduates can e-mail the Reunion Committee at Organizers are missing contact information for many people and seek help locating class members.

Navajo Nation Program for Self Reliance Office closed today

All Navajo Nation Program for Self-Reliance offices will be closed today for staff training. Customers are encouraged to contact their caseworkers prior this date if they have any issues that need to be addressed. Further information is available at (928) 347-2403.

Hopi Educational Career Fair Saturday

The Hopi Educational Career Fair takes place Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Hotevilla Bacavi Community School. Colleges, universities and vocational schools will be represented. Free sessions on federal student aid, the post-secondary admission process, financial literacy and adult vocational training grants and the scholarship workforce investment program will take place throughout the day.

More information and the schedule is available from Everett Gomez at (928)-734-3536 or Daffney Naha at (928)-734-2542

Grandparents Infant CPR and Safety classes April 30 and Sept. 24

Flagstaff Medical Center's Childbirth Education Department, in partnership with the Flagstaff Exchange Club, is offering an infant CPR and safety class directed toward expectant and new grandparents.

The classes are offered 6:30 - 9 p.m. April 30 and Sept. 24 at the Northern Arizona Healthcare Education Center, located in the Fort Valley Shopping Center, 1000 N. Humphreys St., Flagstaff.

The class is $25 for two grandparents. Topics include car seats, home and crib safety, swaddling and use of infant slings, CPR and choking relief for infants and tips on how to play a supportive role for your adult children as they move into parenthood.

Registration information is available at (928) 773-2309 or

Singing competition May 1 and May 8

Northern Arizona's Got Talent preliminaries take place May 1 and 8 at the Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N. Fort Valley Road.

Northern Arizona's Got Talent is a singing competition like "American Idol." Contestants will compete in three age categories (12 and younger, 13-18 and 19 and older). This is a free event and open to anyone regardless of singing experience.

During the preliminaries all contestants will perform in front of judges a cappella. Winners from the preliminaries will move on to the semi-finals May 22. Semi-finalists winners move on to the finals May 29 at the Orpheum Theater.

Registration is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. with competition beginning at 7 p.m. All entrants in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to sing. Organizers will not take registrations after the competition begins. Registration is only available on the day of the events.

More information is available from the Flagstaff Recreation Center at (928) 779-1468 or

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 shops with their own bag.

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

Natural Grocers is at 503 W. Clay Ave. in Flagstaff.

Classes offered for parents on student success

Kate Esquirvel teaches parenting classes, "How to Help Your Child Succeed in School," at Leupp Public School in Leupp. Classes take place from 9-9:30 a.m. every first and third Thursday of the month through May.

Classes will be offered May 2 and 16.

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

Birth certificates available

Birth certificates will be available through the Coconino County Public Health Services District. Its staff now travels to Tuba City, Page, and Leupp to offer the service outside of its 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 or at the Flagstaff office at 2625 N. King St.

Redhouse family members please make contact

Not an emergency. Redhouse family members please contact Pendergast family, at or 623-523-1406.

Kite festival May 11

Flagstaff Recreation Services will put on the 11th Annual Soar into Spring Kite Festival May 11 from noon to 4 p.m. at Foxglenn Park (4200 East Butler Ave.) Entry is free.

Voted Arizona Parks and Recreation's Most Outstanding Community Event, the day includes kite flying, arts and crafts with Northern Arizona Celtic Heritage Society, carnival games, bounce houses, carnival food, face painting and the Flagstaff Library Activities and Kiddie Kaboose Train. Most activities are free. More information is available from Flagstaff Recreation Services at (928) 213-2300 or at

Honoring Our Warriors gourd dance May 18

The fourth annual "Honoring Our Warriors" gourd dance takes place May 18 at the Curley residence at Navajo Tribal Route 6830 in Birdsprings, Ariz.

Gourd dancing runs from 11 a.m. (MST) to sunset. Dinner will be provided. All singers, drummers and dancers are welcome.

This is a free event. Attendees are encouraged to bring canopies and chairs. Vendors will be charged $25 per space. This is a drug and alcohol free event.

More information is available from Jason Curley at (928) 587-7253 or

The Curley residence is two miles east of Little Singer School. From Tribal Route 15, exit south at Mile Post 33, and go five miles on Route 6830.

Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Project central administration office relocation

The Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Project (NNSDP) central administration office has relocated to the log cabin behind the Inn of Navajoland in St. Michael, Ariz. because of the closure of Administration Building 2 in Window Rock, Ariz.

"We are not sure exactly how long we will be located here in this facility," said Betti Delrow, NNSDP acting program manager. "We will carry out our business and the services being provided to the Navajo Nation in preventing diabetes and providing education about diabetes will continue without interruption."

NNSDP is currently waiting for phone service and Internet to be installed at the new offices. Until then, phone messages may be left at the Window Rock Wellness Center at (928) 871-7870.

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