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11/13/2012 10:09:00 AM
Around Williams: Week of Nov. 14
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Forest Service job application workshop tomorrow

The Kaibab and Coconino National Forests are offering a workshop to area residents on applying for Forest Service jobs. The workshop is sponsored by the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests' Civil Rights Action Group.

The workshop takes place Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Northern Arizona University, Forest Science Complex Building (South Campus), Undergraduate Computer Lab, Room 109.

Parking is available in Lot P62 (immediately off of the I-17 off-ramp). More information is available from Amber Dorsch at (928) 214-2455 or at

Participants in the workshop will receive guidance and training on applying for permanent and seasonal Forest Service jobs. Current employees will be available to help lead individuals through the application process.

The workshops are intended for anyone interested in applying for Forest Service jobs. However, to be considered for employment, applicants must be 18 years of age or older at the time they begin work.

Information will be available on local, nationwide, seasonal and permanent positions with the agency. Career fields within the Forest Service include fire, range, timber, recreation, wildlife biology, botany, geology, hydrology, law enforcement, human resources, budget administration and more.

More information on employment on the Kaibab National Forest is available at Information about employment on the Coconino National Forest is available at

Big Brothers Big Sisters needs you

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff (BBBSF) is looking for businesses that have a passion for community service. BBBSF needs adult volunteers to be Big Brothers and Big Sisters to elementary school children and with area businesses behind this concept, employees will be inspired to be a part of this great program. More information is available from Christina Boyd at (928) 774-0649.

TOPS meets every Wednesday

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets at 9:30 a.m. each Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 629 W. Grant Ave. Everyone is welcome. More information is available at (928) 699-2122.

Enchilada sale

Pre-orders for enchiladas with proceeds to benefit SAVE M.T.R. are underway.

Enchiladas are $10 per dozen. Pick up is scheduled for Nov. 21.

Orders can be placed by calling Robynn at (928) 635-4726.

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. Cost is between $20 and $60 per year based on annual income and family size.

More information is available from Karla at (928) 635-1325 on Wednesdays or drop by during normal class hours. Additional info can be found at The campus is located at 636 S. Seventh St. just south of Williams High School.

Recreation department offers free activities

Two free recreational opportunities are available. Basketball for high school age kids and adults is offered 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Williams High School gym, 440 S. Seventh St. Adults are invited to match their skills against their high school age family members for a challenging night of basketball. A high skill level is required.

Enjoy an hour of quality time with the entire family during family game and craft hour each Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the Williams Rec Center, 300 W. Railroad Ave. Supervised games, craft supplies and fun are offered free of charge.

Both programs are sponsored by the city of Williams Recreation Center with funding from the Williams Unified School District through the Arizona Parents Commission on Drug Education and Prevention Grant.

Williams Shoebox Project 2012

Operation Christmas Child, an international project that sends needy children boxes of supplies and toys is looking for participants.

This year, community members will pack their own shoe boxes filled with hygiene items, clothing, school supplies, toys and hard candy. In 2011, the Williams community provided 246 boxes.

Once boxes are packed, they can be dropped off at St. John's Church at Second Street and Grant Avenue Nov. 12-14 from 10-11 a.m.

More information is available from Bonnie Dent at (928) 635-2090.

Addresses needed for military personnel boxes

Christmas is just around the corner and ESA is again seeking addresses for local servicemen and women. Packing the boxes is planned for Dec. 2.

ESA members would like confirmation of addresses from prior years.

To assure a service person you know is included, call Dorothy Miller at (928) 635-4330.

Curley the Bear fundraiser

Curley the Bear stuffed animals will be given to children at the Kiwanis Community Dinner in December. Each bear requires a $20 donation. Kiwanis is looking for 200 donations. For information on making a donation call Virginia Quinn at (928) 635-0677 or Carol Glassburn at (928) 635-4503 to make a donation.

Choir, band seeks members

The Northern Arizona Choir and Symphonic Band is seeking members. Residents of Ash Fork, Seligman and Williams are encouraged to join. The choir/band is open to those in grades first through 12th. Donations to purchase music are welcome. Joining the choir is free. More information is available from Kathleen Petty at (435) 669-6752.

Shooting range open Saturdays

The Williams Sportsman's Club (WSC) will have the city shooting range open for members shooting and target practice Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. as staffing and weather allows. Possible closures are listed at A Range Safety Officer (RSO) will be present to coordinate activities. Shooters are required to check in with the RSO upon arrival. Targets are available at the range for a small donation. Membership forms are available on the website or from membership director, Vicki Andros, at (928) 635-1420.

Folklorico dancing open to community

Folklorico dance classes are open to all. The class meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Williams Rodeo Barn. All community members are welcome to attend. More information is available from Armando Padilla at (928) 380-4637.

Lions Club meetings open to all

The Williams Lions Club meets at 6:45 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the lounge inside Denny's. Everyone is welcome.

Photography classes at Open Studios Art Gallery

Dennis Shirley, local photographer, will teach photography classes at the Open Studios Art Gallery, 106 S. Ninth St. Classes take place this Friday and Nov. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Classes will cover basic photography along with how to use the special features on your camera. Classes cost $20 each. Additional information and reservations available from Helen Gorney at (928) 635-4387.

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