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Around Williams: Week of Oct. 17, 2012
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Junipine Fire rifle raffle ends Oct. 31

The Junipine Fire Department Auxiliary is holding a raffle featuring a Savage Axis 30.06 rifle. The rifle can be seen at The Outdoor Store, 400 W. Route 66 in Williams.

Tickets are $5 each or six for $20. Tickets can be purchased at The Outdoor Store and Virginia Quinn's Gifts and Avon in the Pine Mountain Plaza in Williams. Members of the auxiliary and fire department will have tickets for sale. Those interested in purchasing tickets can also call 635-1010. The drawing will be held on Oct. 31. The funds raised are used to assist the Junipine Fire Department and to sponsor neighborhood activities.

Salvation Army seeks bell-ringing volunteers

The Salvation Army's rental, energy, and stranded traveler programs are now available at two locations. For rental or heat assistance, call Pat McShane at (928) 221-3577. If travelers need assistance, they can stop by the police station where one of the dispatchers will help.

The Salvation Army is still planning for the Christmas bell-ringing season. The Williams' branch needs a volunteer to run the bell-ringing program as well as bell ringers. A shift is generally two hours. Dress for the weather. To volunteer, call Terri or Sara at (928) 635-4461.

Blood drive today

A blood drive takes place today from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the high school band room.

All October donors will be entered to win a pair of 50-yard-line Ring of Honor Level Cardinals tickets, courtesy of Scottsdale Insurance. Two lucky winners will cheer on the Cards as they take on the St. Louis Rams on Nov. 25 at the University of Phoenix Stadium.

Community volunteers are also needed for the drive. Anyone interested can contact Carina Fors at (928) 607-0152. For more information about United Blood Service, call 1-877-UBS-HERO or visit www.bloodhero.com (sponsor code: WilliamsHS).

Junipine Fire planning fall festival

The Junipine Fire Department Auxiliary hosts their annual Fall Festival at the Junipine Fire Station at 7422 N Ponderosa Ave. 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 31. There will be a hayride, games, prizes, refreshments and a pinata. After the festivities, the raffle drawing for the Savage Axis 30.06 will take place. For more information, contact Judith Maeda at 635-9028.

Flu shots available Friday

Flu shots are available Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Williams Health Care Center. Shots are available for ages 6 months and up. Call (928) 635-4441 to schedule an appointment.

Heritage Elementary Harvest Fest Oct. 26

Heritage Elementary School, one of Glendale's fastest-growing charter school systems, is hosting a Harvest Fest Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will feature free food and carnival games in designated classrooms for families. The event will take place on the Heritage campus and is open to the public to provide fun before the weekend and celebrate the wonderful Fall season.

Chamber mixer at American Legion Friday

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are having a mixer 5-7 p.m. Friday at American Legion Cordova Post No. 13, 425 W. Grant Ave.

The event features appetizers, raffle prizes and much more. Proceeds benefit the American Legion.

All mixers are sponsored by Grand Canyon Brewing Co. For more information, call the chamber at (928) 635-0273.

Toastmasters meet Oct. 20

The Route 66 Toastmasters of Williams meets the first and third Wednesday of the month from 5-6:30 p.m. at Grand Canyon Coffee and Café, 125 W. Route 66. Toastmasters will meet Oct. 20, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5. For more information, call (928) 224-2977 or visit http://2616935.toastmastersclubs.org.

Youth football golf tourney Sunday

The Williams Youth Football Golf Tournament takes place Sunday at Elephant Rocks Golf Course. The cost is $65 per golfer or $240 per team of four golfers. For more information and registration, please contact Jose Zabala at (928) 600-7821.

Vendors needed for craft show

Vendors are needed for the Ninth Annual Holiday Craft Show to take place Nov. 24. From 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.

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. For more information, contact Kathleen Petty at (435) 669-6752.

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.

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.

Recreation department offers free activities

Two free recreational opportunities are available. Basketball for high school age 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.

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.

Big buck contests open to all

Elk Horn Trading and Sporting Goods, 428 W. Route 66, is holding an archery and rifle big buck contest. The rifle contest ends Nov. 22 and archery Dec. 31.

All junior deer hunters that enter will receive a free pocketknife. First buck checked in on either hunt wins a buck-skinning knife. For more information, call (928) 635-5326.

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.

Widest buck contest features Diamond bow

The hunter to score the widest buck (outside to outside) will 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.

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

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.

Swap meet this weekend

The Kiwanis Swap Meet remains open. Shop until dusk Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The swap meet is located on West Railroad Avenue, west of the Williams Justice Center.

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. Please check the club's website at www.williamssportsmansclub.org for possible closures, weekday openings, extended hours, special events, etc. A Range Safety Officer (RSO) will be present to coordinate activities. Please check in with the RSO upon arrival. Targets are available at the range for a small donation, or bring your own. Membership forms are available on the website or call the membership director, Vicki Andros, at 635-1420.

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff (BBBSF) is looking for businesses that have a passion for community service. Is your business interested in partnering with BBBSF to serve the community of Williams through its School Based Mentoring Program? 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. To find out how your business can help, contact 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. For more information, call (928) 699-2122.

Thrift shop has a drop off box

The Bill Williams Senior Thrift Shop has a drop off box that cannot be missed. It is the red box at the northwest corner of the parking lot.

All donations are greatly appreciated. However, large televisions, furniture, mattresses or kitchen appliances cannot be sold. Items donated should be serviceable.

The drop off is always open for donations. During store hours, items may be left at the store. Store hours are 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. weekdays excluding holidays.

Free transportation for cancer patients

The American Cancer Society is offering free round-trip transportation to Flagstaff Medical Cancer Center for any patient that needs a ride to treatment. Any cancer patient in need of transportation to treatment or anyone that wants to volunteer should call (928) 214-2800, ext. 12231.

Dancing Divas practice Friday

The Dancing Divas meet each Friday from 9-10 a.m. at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave.

This free dance group gets together to learn various types of dance such as western, jazz, ethnic and tap. The group's goal is to perform for various community organizations. Due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather and/or illness, the class will be cancelled.

For more information, contact Barb Brydenthal at (928) 310-4459.




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