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11/6/2012 10:38:00 AM
Around Williams: Week of Nov. 7, 2012
Williams-Grand Canyon News


Justice Court closed this morning

The Williams Justice and City Courts will be closed this morning for an organizational meeting and staff training. If you wish to make a payment, check the status of a case, or obtain information about court services, the court kiosk will be available in the front lobby of the court. If any other court services are needed on that date, the court will be open in the afternoon. In the event of an emergency, please contact the Coconino County Sheriff's Office across from the court or call (928) 635-4487.

Holiday Craft Fair Nov. 17

A holiday craft fair takes place Nov. 17 at St. Josephs Church Hall, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. To reserve a table contact Helen Gorney at (928) 635-4387.

Toastmasters meets today

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 Nov. 7 and Dec. 5. For more information, call (928) 224-2977 or visit http://2616935.toastmastersclubs.org.

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. If travelers need assistance, they can stop by the Williams Police Department and one of the dispatchers will help them out.

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.

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.

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 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 Ave. 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 request 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.

Holiday Craft Fair Nov. 17

A holiday craft fair takes place Nov. 17 at St. Josephs Church Hall, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. To reserve a table contact Helen Gorney at (928) 635-4387.

Salvation Army seeks 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.

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.

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.

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.

VFW forms new post in Williams

The Veterans of Foreign Wars has formed a new post in Williams with a mission to foster camaraderie among U.S. veterans of foreign conflicts and advocate on behalf of all veterans.

Officials with the post ask the community to assist in naming the new post. If interested, please submit the name of a friend, family member or loved one from Williams who lost his or her life while serving the country in a foreign war.

Submissions are due Nov. 1. Please mail to VFW Post 12128, P.O. Box 397, Williams, AZ 86046.

Big Brothers Big Sisters looking for 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.

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.

TOPS offered Tuesday

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly - is a non-profit organization designed as a support group for those who wish to lose weight. TOPS meets at 10 a.m. each Tuesday at St. John's Episcopal-Lutheran Church, corner of Second and Grant.

For more information, contact Dianne Stapley (928) 635-9446.

Box tops needed

Box Tops for Education, a program sponsored by General Mills, remains under way locally. Collect box tops from General Mills products and Campbell's Soup labels and help purchase school supplies for classrooms at the Williams Elementary-Middle School.

On General Mills products, the words "Box Tops for Education" must appear or the labels are worth nothing. On Campbell's Soup labels, the UPC code must be present.

Box tops and soup labels can be left for Cookie Dent at Farm Bureau Insurance, 128 W. Grant Ave., Ste. A.

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.

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. For more information, contact Armando Padilla at 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.

Widest buck contest features Diamond bow prize

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.

The 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 year. 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 the 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.

For more information call Brian James, Committee Chairman at (928) 600-4436 or Brent Redman, PGA Professional, at (928) 635-4935. To reserve a space call Brian James who will determine the holes still available and arrange booking.




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