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8/7/2012 8:58:00 AM
Around Williams: Week of Aug. 8, 2012
Slow down in school zones

School starts Monday. The Williams Police Department will be enforcing speed detail in school zones. Anyone caught exceeding the 15 MPH speed limit will receive a citation.

Winner of 4-H raffle announced

The Williams Mountaineers are excited to announce the winner of their latest fundraising raffle. Congratulations to Tom Rowden, who bought the winning ticket for a Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour for two. The club thanks Papillion Grand Canyon Helicopters for donating this wonderful prize and for their continued support, as well as the many family and community members who purchased tickets to support 4-H projects and fair entries. Come visit Williams Mountaineers at the Coconino County Fair Aug. 31-Sept. 3.

Slow down in school zones

School starts Monday. The Williams Police Department will be enforcing speed detail in school zones. Anyone caught exceeding the 15 MPH speed limit will receive a citation.

Buy a car, help Williams Own

Findlay Automotive group in Flagstaff is going to donate $250 for every car that is sold through the month of August to Williams Own Veterans Memorial. Anyone purchasing a vehicle from them at any one of their three locations will generate $250 to Williams Own. The promotion is good for anyone in the Williams area zip code. Carol Glassbourn of Williams Needs an Angel is joining forces with Sue Weaver of Inspirations to assist in completing this project.

Mountain restoration open house today

The Kaibab National Forest will host an open house today from 6-8 p.m. to provide information on the Bill Williams Mountain Restoration project. The open house will be in the large conference room of the Williams Ranger District office, 742 S. Clover Rd.

The purpose of this project is to restore the health and sustainability of forested conditions on and around Bill Williams Mountain by reducing hazardous fuels and improving the watershed conditions contributing to the city of Williams water supply. The project covers about 15,200 acres, four miles south-southwest of Williams.

"We appreciate the level of public involvement we've had so far and invite people to continue to provide input on this important project," said Martie Schramm, Williams District Ranger.

Personnel will be available to answer questions about the proposed project; comments will be accepted also. Comments must be received by Aug. 27.

For more information, call Martie Schramm, Williams District Ranger, (928) 635-5630, or email mschramm@fs.fed.us.

Adult education classes to resume in Williams

GED preparation classes will resume at the CCC Williams Campus with new student registration from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 16. Classes will begin the following week on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Classes cost between $20 and $60 per year based on annual income and family size.

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. The campus is located at 636 S. Seventh St. just south of Williams High School.

Save-MTR's upcoming fundraisers

Save-Meant to Rescue (MTR) has two upcoming fundraisers. Dining on the Deck will be held 6-10 p.m. Sept. 8. A Tour of Homes will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 22.

'Then and Now' theme of Labor Day Parade

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce invites one and all to the 2012 Labor Day Parade on Route 66. The theme of the parade this year is "Then and Now." Attendees can expect to see an assortment of entries including Grand Marshal Aggie Bustillos. At 92, she has been living and working in Williams for the majority of her life. She has owned and operated businesses around Williams, including El Sombrero restaurant and her own beauty parlor. She continues to work at the Williams-Forest Service Visitor Center managing the retail and bookstore operations.

The parade kicks off at 11 a.m. Sept. 1 at the corner of Ninth Street and Route 66, ending at Pine Street. Line up for participants begins at 10 a.m.

If you are interested in participating in the parade, contact Alicia at the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce by calling (928) 635-0273, ext. 210 or visit www.experiencewilliams.com for more information.

Safe Harbor Family Resource programs start Aug. 14

Safe Harbor Family Resource Programs will be starting parent/child co-op meetings beginning on Aug. 14, every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 - 11 a.m. at the Williams Rec Center. Meetings are for parents and their children interested in building family relationships and interacting with other families. Arts, crafts, story time and parent training resources will be provided at no cost. Please call Nanette at 928-380-5184 for more information.

St. John's seeking 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. If you are a U.S. citizen and served in a conflict zone, Korea, 30 days consecutive or 60 days non-consecutive, or an area where you received hostile, fire/ imminent danger pay, then you are eligible to join. Spouses are also invited.

For more information contact George Reagor at (928) 600-5995 or Harry Hart at (928) 503-2133.

Moonset Pit open on select Saturdays

Rake, prune and remove debris from around your home and deposit it at Moonset Pit. The pit will be open on designated Saturdays. It is located on national forest land west of Parks and east of Spitz Springs on the north side of Old Route 66.

Take steps to reduce the risk of wildfire damage to your home. Clearing flammable material away from your home reduces the risk of a wildfire from starting or spreading on your property.

Fire personnel and community volunteers will staff Moonset from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to ensure access and prevent disposal of unauthorized materials. Community members can only deposit natural, woody debris at the pit.

The pit will be open Saturday and 25, Sept. 8 and 22 and tentatively Oct. 13 and 27.

Moonset Pit is a customer service offered by the Kaibab National Forest and the communities of Parks and Sherwood Forest Estates in coordination with the Rural Communities Fuels Management Partnership (RCFMP). The RCFMP provides assistance for protecting private property from the risk of wildfire through tree thinning projects. Information on the RCFMP is available by calling 928-523-8676 or on the web http://redrockcountry.org/rcfmp/.

For more information on the Moonset Pit call Ray Raetzel at (928) 635-0059 or Anne Dudley at (928) 635-0417.

Candidates sought for Maine School Board

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Robert Kelty is seeking candidates for election and appointment to the Maine Consolidated School District Governing Board (MCSD).

The MCSD Board now considers Toby Sullivan's seat on the five-member board as vacant. The move comes as the terms for three of the five seats are up for re-election Nov. 6. Those seats are currently held by Mike Tamburello, Dorianne Pollack and Paul Fulginiti. The current terms for each of the seats are set to expire Dec. 31.

The remaining two seats on the MCSD board held by Sullivan and outgoing member Ashlee Furstnow will be filled by two community members appointed by Kelty this fall.

To be eligible to serve on a school district governing board -

• A candidate must be a registered voter of the state of Arizona.

• A candidate must be a resident of the school district for at least one year prior to the Nov. 6 Election Day.

• A candidate or their spouse may not be an employee of the district.

Petitions and nomination papers must be filed with the Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Office by 5 p.m. Aug. 8.

For additional information or to receive a nomination packet or for information on seeking an open seat, contact the Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Office at 2384 N. Steves Blvd., Flagstaff, AZ 86004, e-mail cgarrison@coconino.az.gov or call (928) 679-8070.

Shoot a buck, win a rifle

Score the widest buck (outside to outside) and win a new Diamond bow. The Big Buck Contest and Raffle is open to all units south of Grand Canyon.

Entry number also gives contestants a chance to win a Remington 870 Express Super Mag. The entry fee is $15. The contest ends on Jan. 31. The drawing is Feb. 2 at Hunters Headquarters.

Enter now at The Outdoor Store, corner of Route 66 and Fourth Street or Hunters Headquarters at 4401 N. Highway 89, Suite 3 in Flagstaff.

Rain barrels available

Rain barrels are now on sale and available for pick up at Williams Mountain Nursery. They are 50 gallon Rain Barrels with spigot. Get ready for the monsoon season.

Tee sponsorships available at Elephant Rocks

The Elephant Rocks Golf Committee wants to make improvements to the level of the golfing experience year upon years. Being a municipal golf course does however, put budgetary restrictions upon these improvements. While the quality of the playing conditions has never been better, it is those other improvements to the facilities that have suffered.

The golf committee has decided that one of the main improvements they would like to see occur is to replace the existing tee markers with a more descriptive type of sign. The signs are guaranteed for 20 years. The cost of these signs is rather expensive and beyond the means of our present budget, so the committee is offering sponsorship on the signs.

For a fee of $1,000, your company name can appear on one of the signs for five years - that's just $200 per year. At the end of five years you can continue with your sponsorship for just $200 per year.

If you would like further information about the program, call Brian James, Committee Chairman at (928) 600-4436 or Brent Redman, PGA Professional, at (928) 635-4935. To reserve your space call Brian James who will inform you of the holes still available and be pleased to take your booking.




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