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Around Williams: Week of Feb. 10, 2010
Navajo taco sale Friday

Parents Who Care will hold a Navajo Taco Sale Friday at the Williams High School cafeteria. Proceeds will benefit the 2010 Grad Night party. Tacos will be available from 11 a.m. until they're gone. Taco delivery is also available.

Canyon Club offers Valentine's fun

Enjoy Valentine's Day fun Sunday at the Canyon Club, 132 W. Route 66. A potluck begins at 6:45 p.m. Arrive hungry and bring your favorite Valentine dish to share. Music and dancing begin at 7:30 p.m. Arizona Route Rebels will entertain all with rock and roll, country and blues.

Business info needed for HOG Rally

Any businesses in town that plans to offer special entertainment, promotions or in-store specials during the HOG Rally June 10-12 should contact the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce immediately. This information is necessary to plan the rally. If you are offering something special, contact Sue Atkinson at (928) 635-0273, ext. 210.

Free tax preparation

Free tax preparation will be offered in Williams 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 and March 3 at the Williams Elementary-Middle School, 601 N. Seventh St.

This free service is available to those earning less than $49,000 in 2009. Claim your earned income tax credit, which is up to $5,657 based on family size and income.

You must bring a photo ID, social security or ITIN cards for all household members, proof of income (W2s and 1099 forms), child care provider information, account and routing numbers for direct deposit and a copy of last year's tax return.

For more information, call 1-800-829-1040 or visit nazunitedway.org.

Ponderosa Fire has a new chief

The Ponderosa Fire Department invites all to attend a badge pinning Saturday as the department welcomes a new chief, Mark Fachera. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. at the Ponderosa Fire Department's Bellemont station. Everyone is invited to meet the new chief. Refreshments will be served.

Free legal services for area seniors

Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG), Area Agency on Aging's

Legal Advocacy for Seniors Program is at the Williams Senior Center the third Friday of each month, starting Feb. 19.

The Legal Program serves seniors 60 and older or those married to someone 60 and older whom otherwise cannot obtain council. The Legal Program provides services in the areas of civil and administrative law, but no criminal law. Services include the preparation of legal documents such as wills, beneficiary deeds, quit claim deeds, powers of attorney, living wills/advance directives, special needs trusts, income only trusts and, codicils. The Legal program can assist with Social Security disputes, consumer complaints, and bill payment issues. There are no fees; this service is provided for donations only. To schedule an appointment please call the Williams Senior Center at 928-679-4780 or at 850 West Grant Williams, Arizona. If you have any questions please call Kelly O'Donnell at (928) 213-5246 or 1-877-521-3500 or by e-mail at

kodonnell@nacog.org.

Food bank needs diapers

The Williams Food Bank desperately needs diapers. Any and all sizes are needed. Diapers can be donated at the Williams Food Bank, 200 S. Ninth St.

2010 Census is hiring locally

If you are looking for a job, the Census Bureau is hiring for the upcoming 2010 Census. All jobs are temporary and you can either work full- or part-time. Testing continues today at 10 a.m. at the council chambers at Williams City Hall, 113 S. First St.

The application and testing process will take up to two hours. Two forms of identification are necessary to complete the application process, such as driver's license and social security card.

For more information, call 1-866-861-2010 or (928) 286-5600.

Mix it up at Amanda's Beauty Box Friday

Everyone is invited to check out Amanda's Beauty Box 5-7 p.m. Friday during a Chamber Ambassador's Mixer and red ribbon cutting. Hostess and owner Amanda Orozco will be on hand to welcome all. The business is located at 321 E. Route 66.

Girl Scout Troop No. 2616 will be on hand selling Girl Scout cookies from 4 p.m. until the mixer ends.

The 50/50 benefit will go to Colby Reinharz. This young man is a student at Williams High School and will be participating with People to People Student Ambassador program.

Authors will gather Saturday

Cossette Riggs, who recently had a book published, is offering an authors' gathering at 10 a.m. Saturday at Camp Civitan. The gathering is for anyone that has published a book or wants to publish a book. The purpose of the gathering is to offer support, advice and encouragement.

For more information, contact Riggs at 853-0395. She can be found online at inspiredoriginals.net.

Valentine's dance Saturday

A Valentine's Day teen dance will be held 8:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Williams Recreation Center, 301 W. Railroad Ave. All teens ages 13-19 are invited to attend. Donations will be accepted at the door to help with future dances.

St. Joseph's offers Valentine fun

St. Joseph's Catholic Church presents "A Night to Remember" 5-9 p.m. Sunday at the Church Hall. St. Joseph's is located at 900 W. Grant Ave.

The party is for adults only. Everyone is invited to enjoy an evening of hor-d'oeuvres, drinks, raffles, surprises, music, dancing, fun and serenades. The cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call Gloria Job at (928) 635-4171.

Habitat meets Sunday

Williams Area Habitat for Humanity is still accepting applications for the new house that will be built this year. Several meetings have been cancelled due to weather. Another meeting has been scheduled 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave.

For more information, please contact Herb Ring at (928) 635-3967.

Bake sale Saturday

Madeleine Schmitz will hold a bake sale Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Williams Safeway. All proceeds will help Madeleine attend the Schlern International Music Festival in the Italian Alps as a student musician.

When will Santa Fe overflow?

The Williams Lions Club is challenging all members of the community to guess when Santa Fe Dam will overflow.

Make a guess for $1 or six guesses for $5. Flyers and drop off locations for all entries are at the National Bank of Arizona on Route 66 and the Williams-Forest Service Visitor Center, 200 W. Railroad Ave. Get in on the fun and submit an entry. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday.

If you have questions about this contest, contact Lion Marvin at 635-1965.




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