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7/29/2014 10:50:00 AM
Around Williams: week of July 30
Williams-Grand Canyon News

Early ballots available July 31 for August primary

Early ballots will be available for the upcoming Aug. 26 primary election starting on July 31. To request an early ballot by mail, registered voters may call the Coconino County Elections Office at (928) 679-7860, send a written request to Coconino County Elections Office, 110 E. Cherry Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001, or submit an online request at and click "Early Ballot Request." The deadline to request an early ballot by mail is Aug. 15.

Voters also have the option to sign up for the Permanent Early Voter List (PEVL). If a voter chooses to participate, an early voting ballot for each election in which they are eligible to vote will be sent to them. To review the requirements, visit, click on "Permanent Early Voting" and download the request form. A voter must submit a written request to be on the PEVL list.

Voters may also vote early at Williams City Hall, 113 S. First St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. More information is available from the Elections Office at (928) 679-7860.

SAVE-MTR Community Yard Sale Aug. 1-2

SAVE - Meant to Rescue's annual Community Yard Sale will take place on Aug. 1-2 at the Rodeo Barn from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Organizers appreciate donations and people may drop them off on July 31 at the Rodeo Barn from noon until 6 p.m.

More information is available from Lupe Sapp at (928) 635-1905 or Robynn Eckel at (928) 635-4726.

Saturday Market starts this week

Saturday Market will start on Aug. 2 and continue every other Saturday. The market will showcase items that are homemade or homegrown. Vendors will sell a wide variety of local honey, Arizona pecans and produce, locally roasted coffee, baked goods, hams, jellies, candy, pickles, jewelry, baskets, wooded bowls, chair massages and more.

Saturday Market is located on the porch of The Open Studio, 106 S. Ninth Street.

More information is available at (928) 444-8535.

Upcoming interpretive programs announced

The Public Lands Interpretive Association will present the following programs this coming week:

The Williams-Kaibab National Forest Visitor Center, located at 200 W. Railroad Ave., will present Family Fun nature activities Friday Aug. 1 at 10 a.m.

The Dogtown Lake Campground will present Shake, Rattle and Roll on Saturday Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. Visitors will discover what geologic forces created the landscape on the Kaibab National Forest and find out why Oreo cookies are so much fun to eat during this program.

Shake, Rattle and Roll repeats at Kaibab Lake Campground Saturday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m.

Dogtown Lake Campground will also present Wild Kaibab on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Nine of the 10 Arizona "big game" mammals can be found on the Kaibab National Forest. What is it about the Kaibab that enables all of these different animals to live here? Find out from Earl Bassett.

White Horse Lake Campground will present Read the Signs on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. How can you tell wildlife is in the area? This family program shows how - by reading the signs.

The Williams-Kaibab National Forest will present an adult program talk on natural history on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m.

Attendees should meet at the campground amphitheaters, bring water, wear appropriate footwear, and be prepared for all weather.

The new book club listing for August will be "Young Men and Fire" by Norman Maclean, a 1992 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner, and a classic on fire fighting and fire science. The Boots and Books discussion will take place Tuesday morning, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. at the Williams-Kaibab National Forest Visitor Center.

More information about both programs is available by calling Deb Noel at the Kaibab National Forest Visitor Center at (928) 635-4707 or (928) 635-9192.

Class of '64 reunion planned

The Williams High School class of 1964 is putting on the all-school reunion on Sept. 5-7. More information is available from Janet Cothren at (928) 635-2283.

WPD earns traffic safety grant

In conjunction with the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the Williams Police Department is announcing the award of a traffic safety grant dedicated to traffic safety use.

The grant has been dedicated to the fifth consecutive year of the Back to School Zone Enforcement Detail scheduled during Aug. 11-18. During this time, the Williams Police Department will strictly enforce the school zones for speed and lane violations. Additionally, seatbelt and child restraint enforcement is a priority in this safety campaign.

The Williams Police Department asks that everyone obey all school signage to keep students safe.

New cancer support group

A new cancer support group will start meeting on the first Sunday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Williams Health Care Center, 301 S. Seventh St. The group is open to cancer survivors, the newly diagnosed, those in treatment, caregivers or anyone who would like to encourage people dealing with any form of the disease. More information is available from Dianne Pender at (928) 607-0471 or

Community birthday calendar available now

The 47th issue of the Williams Lions Club community birthday calendar is here. More information about getting a calendar is available by contacting any Lions Club member or calendar Chair Denis Kirkley at 635-9366. The cost is $10 each.

Lions Club meeting 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 Grand Canyon Coffee & Café. Everyone is welcome.

T.O.P.S. meets Thursdays

T.O.P.S. Chapter #0541 Health and Wellness Group in Williams meets Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the North Country Health Care Conference Room, 301 S. Seventh St. More information is available from Patty at (928) 699-2122 or Cathy at (928) 699-7257.

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