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7/23/2013 10:26:00 AM
Around Williams: week of July 24
Williams-Grand Canyon News

Senior Center needs thrift shop volunteers

The Bill Williams Senior Center needs volunteers to work at the thrift shop one or two days a week.

The work hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Senior Center provides lunch.

More information about volunteering is available by calling Lydia at (928) 635-2204 and leaving a message.

Book club forming

Anyone who wants to form a book-review club may call Chris at (510) 865-9137.

The meet could take place at Cafe 326 at 326 Route 66.

Choir, band seeks members

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters looking for volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff needs adult volunteers to be Big Brothers and Big Sisters to elementary school children.

More information is available from Christina Boyd at (928) 774-0649.

Fall sports physicals available at Williams North Country Healthcare Center

Physicals are available at North Country HealthCare in Williams July 30 and Aug. 2. Appointments are necessary.

The first day of football practice for high school and middle school is Aug. 5.

The Williams Middle School Falcons will meet at 3 p.m. at the Ramada for a parents meeting. Players must have a signed physical form to practice.

Practice begins at 3:45 p.m. More information is available from coach Tad Wygal at (928) 814-2052.

Golf tourney Aug. 17

The 2013 Williams Youth Football program will put on its second annual golf tournament August 17 at Elephant Rocks Golf Course. More information about signing up or sponsoring a hole is available from Travis Grantham at (928) 890-7537, Lee Payne at (928) 607-7918, or Darcie Jensen at (928) 699-6267.

TOPS Chapter 0541 meeting on Thursday

TOPS Chapter 0541 has moved its meetings to Thursdays.

Meetings take place at the First Baptist Church, 629 W. Grant Ave. at 9:30 a.m.

More information is available from Patty at (928) 699-2122

Folklorico dancing open to community

Folklorico dance classes meet from 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.

Youth football registration ends July 29

Registration for Williams youth football ends July 29.

Those interested in signing up for football or cheer for the 2013 season can contact Darcie Jensen at (928) 699-6267.

More information is available from Darcie Jensen at (928) 699-6267, Jennifer Carter at (928) 853-7646, Travis Grantham at (928) 890-7537 or Erica Ocampo at (707) 472-7396.

Williams Police Department to enforce school zones with help of Traffic Safety Grant

The Williams Police Department received an Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety Traffic Safety Grant.

The department will use the grant money for its Back To school Zone Enforcement Detail during the week of Aug. 12-15.

The police department will strictly enforce school zones for speed and lane violations.

This is the fourth year the department has implemented the program.

Back to school immunizations available at Williams North Country HealthCare clinic

The Williams North Country HealthCare clinic will provide back to school immunizations August 5-9. Parents can bring in their school age children for their necessary immunizations from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. No appointment is necessary during this week.

Clinic staff will be able to look up a child's immunization records on the state data base, ASIIS, to determine which immunizations the child will need based upon their age and school district requirements. Additional information is available from the Williams clinic at (928) 635-4441.

Youth golf program available at Elephant Rocks golf course

Elephant Rocks Golf Course is putting on a junior development golf program for kids ages 6-17. Students will meet Saturdays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The program will cover rules and etiquette, short game and putting, and the full swing. The five-week program costs $50. Junior golf clubs will be available.

Sign up is available by emailing Scott Little at Parents should provide the child's name, parent's name, phone number, email address and if the child will need to borrow clubs.

Community garden plots available

The St. John's Inspirations Community Garden has garden plots available for community use this growing season. Participation is open to all community members. St. John's provides the plots and water for free. More information is available from Karen at (928) 635-2275 or Reverend Ann Johnson at (928) 556-8656.

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. The club's website,, lists range closures, weekday openings, extended hours and special events. A Range Safety Officer (RSO) will be present to coordinate activities. Shooters should check in with the RSO upon arrival. More information is available from Vicki Andros at (928) 635-1420.

Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center seeks board members

The Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center is seeking two board members. Currently, Mike Dulay, Clare Hydock, Tom Hooker, Kris Vasquez, Bobby Patricca, Beth Michelson and Edie Phillips serve on the board.

Board members attend 8-10 meetings per year and participate in fundraising activities. Grant writing skills are also helpful.

Those interested in helping return the pool to full-time operation may contact Dulay at or Phillips at

Free swim days on tap at Aquatic Center

The Williams Aquatic Center is offering two more free swim days this summer, thanks to several sponsors. The Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center sponsored a free swim day for the first day of the season on May 25. The Williams Rotary Club, Bearizona Wildlife Park and the Grand Canyon Railway sponsored a free swim day on July 4.

Upcoming free swim days include:

• Aug. 10, the last day of the full season: sponsors include Old Trails True Value Hardware, the Williams Clean and Beautiful Committee and L.P.'s Excavating,

• Aug. 31, the last day of the Friday/Saturday extension: sponsors include the Williams Lions Club and L.P.'s Excavating.

More information is available at (928) 635-3005.

Williams Kiwanis Route 66 Swap Meet

The Williams Kiwanis Swap Meet is open every weekend through October. The Kiwanis Club invites all vendors to participate including antiques and arts and crafts vendors. The club also welcomes church fundraisers and garage sales at the meet. Vendor spots are $10 per day or $25 for the weekend. The swap meet takes place on West Route 66 at the west end of town. All proceeds benefit the Williams Kiwanis Student Scholarship Fund. More information is available at (928) 635-4393.

City dog licenses available

Dog owners may purchase 2013 dog licenses at City Hall or the Williams Police Department. City Ordinance 6-10.10 requires that all dogs must be licensed within the City of Williams if living within city limits. Dog owners must renew licenses annually and are good through Dec. 31. Owners must provide proof of current rabies vaccination and alteration. The cost for altered dogs is $10 if purchased between April 1 and Dec. 31. The cost for unaltered dogs is $25.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary seeks new members

The Matthew James Broehm Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12128 in Williams is seeking new members for the Ladies Auxiliary. Current members of another post are welcome to transfer. New members must have served in a foreign war or qualify through eligible family members. The post meets every second Thursday of the month at 117 W. Route 66, Suite 190 in Williams. More information is available from Rose Yaw at (928) 635-4475 or Marystella Riojas at (928) 856-1888.

Free rides for cancer patients

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

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