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9/11/2012 10:27:00 AM
Around Williams: Week of Sept. 12, 2012
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Public forum on Monday to discuss WUSD Override

On Monday, Sept. 17 Williams Unified School District (WUSD) officials will be holding a public forum to discuss the override that WUSD is seeking to renew to continue funding school programs and activities. The Q&A style meeting will be held in the Culinary Arts room at the Williams High School from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The public is invited to come and ask any questions they may have about the override and discuss what renewing it means to them and their community. Renewal of the override will not raise any taxes, it simply maintains the current rates.

Women's self-defense classes

Cutting Edge Tae Kwon Do will be hosting a women's self defense class tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for women ages 16 and older. The class will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis is free of charge and will run approximately two hours. Space is limited, so please call to reserve your space at either class at (928) 637-8736. The classes will be held at the studio located at 451 W. Railroad Ave.

Big sale on Oct. 13

The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 13 is hosting a craft, food and rummage sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the legion, 425 W. Grant Ave.

Tables are available to rent Oct. 13 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for $7 each. Call Marystella Riojas at (928) 856-1888 ASAP to reserve a table.

Join Folkloricos

Folklorico dance classes open to all. The class meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Williams Rodeo Barn. Anyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Armando Padilla at 380-4637.

Auxiliary dues are overdue

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 13 reminds auxiliary members that have not paid 2012 membership dues, they are now overdue and need to be paid now since 2013 is already here. Dues are $25. Thanks in advance for paying. For more information, call Lydia Tanori at (928) 635-2204.

Taste at St. Joseph

A Taste of St. Joseph returns 6-9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church Hall, 900 W. Grant Ave.

Celebrate the diversity of the community while sampling International cuisine consisting of main dishes and desserts. Beer and wine tasting is available. Those attending must be over the age of 21.

Tickets will be available at the door, but seating is limited so advance ticket purchase is suggested. To purchase advance tickets, call (928) 635-4387 or (928) 635-2430.

Community fund offers legacy giving seminar

The Steering Committee for the Greater Williams Community Fund (GWCF) invites local residents to participate in a free seminar about legacy giving tomorrow from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the St. John's Episcopal-Lutheran Church, located at the corner of Second Street and Grant Avenue in Williams.

Attendees will learn about establishing their philanthropic goals and identifying assets to give, therefore determining which giving instruments best meet their financial objectives. This valuable information will be presented by Ed Knight, J.D. Sr., philanthropic advisor for the Arizona Community Foundation.

Local financial advisors will also present information regarding common-sense investment practices and how important a strategy is for your personal and business financial goals.

After a brief update from GWCF Steering Committee Chair Kris Vasquez, Pat Shriver of the Flagstaff Community Foundation will take a few moments to explain the relationship with the Arizona Community Foundation and provide examples of what can and has been accomplished locally through the giving and granting process.

Attendees will learn about how to leave a legacy that supports favorite philanthropic activities or organizations. The session will conclude with a question-and-answer session, including special training for financial advisors.

To learn more, contact Vasquez at (928) 863-2467 or rehabts@aol.com or Pat Shriver, Flagstaff Community Foundation, at (928) 526-1956 or pshriver@azfoundation.org.

AARP driving safety class

An AARP driving safety class will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 19 at Grand Canyon Railway Hotel. There is a one-hour lunch break. Call Sandy at (928) 286-2424 to register.

Advocacy training Sept. 20

The Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (CCC&Y) is hosting advocacy training 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Williams Recreation Center, 300 W. Railroad Ave.

The training is in collaboration with Arizona Community Action Association (ACAA) and Arizona Public Interest Research Group (AZ PRIG) is hosting training to enhance individual advocacy skills to learn how to mobilize your community around important issues. Following the training, a short presentation will be offered on current ballot proposals affecting children, youth and families for the November election.

The workshop is free and lunch will be provided. Participants must register by calling (928) 679-7318 or email ruthellen@coconinokids.org.

Vendors needed for craft show

Vendors are needed for the Ninth Annual Holiday Craft Show to be held Nov. 24. The craft show will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Sultana Theater. Proceeds will benefit Save-Meant to Rescue's animal holding facility. For more information, email Nadine at nabizz@yahoo.com or call (928) 897-8710.

Salvation Army seeks volunteers

The Salvation Army's rental, energy, and stranded traveler programs are running again. Pat McShane is the new director. If anyone needs minimal assistance with rent or utilities, call her at (928) 635-8960.

Planning for Christmas has begun. The Williams' branch needs a volunteer to run the bell ringing program as well as bell ringers. The norm is a two-hour shift. Dress for the weather! Remember, the number is (928) 635-8960.

Ponderosa Fire seeks two citizens

The Ponderosa Fire District (PFD) Board of Directors is committed to citizen involvement in the fire district's strategic planning process.

Currently there are two openings for citizen positions on PFD's Strategic Planning Committee. One person from Bellemont and one person from Parks is needed.

This committee is an advisory panel that makes planning recommendations relating to future growth of the fire department. There are no term requirements to serve on this committee.

Interested community members must live within the fire district boundaries at the time of their appointment, and for the full duration of serving on the committee.

To apply, pick up an application Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fire Station 82 in Bellemont, call (928) 773-8933 to request an application be sent to you, or email susa.kelley@ponderosafire.org.

The deadline for applications is Monday.

Adult education classes available

GED preparation classes are offered at the Coconino Community College Williams Campus with new student registration weekly. Classes are on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Karla at 635-1325 on Wednesdays or drop by during normal class hours. Additional info can be found at www.coconino.edu/adulted.

St. John's seeks memorabilia

St. John's Episcopal-Lutheran Church is celebrating its 100th anniversary in October. Members are seeking any photos or memorabilia to be shared on Oct. 7. For more information, contact Julia Glaab at 635-1191.

VFW meets tomorrow

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will meet 6-7 p.m. tomorrow at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave. Please bring a copy of your DD214. If you do not have one, VFW can assist you in obtaining one. For more information contact George Reagor at (928) 600-5995 or Harry Hart at (928) 503-2133.


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