2/23/2010 1:26:00 PM Around Williams: Week of Feb. 24, 2010 Authors meet March 13
Cossette Riggs is offering an authors' gathering at 10 a.m. March 13 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 networking and support. For more information, contact Riggs at 853-0395. She can be found online at inspiredoriginals.net.
2010 Census is hiring
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 9:30 a.m. today at the Ash Fork Community Center. Tomorrow, testing will be offered at 2:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 425 W. Grant Ave. Testing will be offered at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Seligman Public Library and 1 p.m. March 3 at the Ash Fork Community Center. At 2 p.m. March 4, testing will take place 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.
Little League meeting Tuesday
A Little League meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave. Information packets for managers and coaches will be available and a discussion on how the first day of signup went will be held. Please try to attend.
Hunter education class offered
Arizona Game and Fish Department sponsored hunter education class will be offered in March. The class will cover areas in conservation and wildlife management, firearms, bowhunting, specialty hunting, game recovery and care, hunter responsibility, survival and first aid and special concerns.
The classes will be held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 13, 1-5 p.m. March 14, 6-9 p.m. March 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 20 and 1-5 p.m. March 21. There will be a one-hour lunch break during Saturday classes. Classes will be held in the rodeo barn on the corner of Rodeo and Airport roads. Anyone taking the class online must take and pass the test and attend field day on March 20. The cost is $5 per student.
For more information and pre-registration, call John Miller at (928) 635 4330 or (928) 853-2318 or Scott Miller at (928) 635-5904.
Register for Little League
Registration for Williams Little League will be held noon-4 p.m. Saturday and March 6 at the Williams Recreation Center, 301 W. Railroad Ave.
Little League is open to players ages 5-14. The cost is $35 per player.
For more information, call Liz Otero at (928) 635-2406 (evenings).
County offers birth certificate services
The Coconino County Health Department will provide birth certificate services for Arizona births 1950-present the first Fridays of the month through May. The CCHD will offer these services 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 5 at the Williams Elementary-Middle School, 601 N. Seventh St.
For more information, call (928) 679-7272 or visit Coconino.az.gov/birthcertificates.
Bingo night in Parks
The Parks Maine Consolidated School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will hold a bingo night tonight from 6-7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Bingo cards are 25 cents each. Bingo is a PTO fundraiser to help raise money for various student activities at the school. Maine school recently held a spelling bee and science fair and the PTO was able to provide cash prizes for the winners. For bingo night, organizers have collected prizes from a number of local businesses. Members of the PTO expressed their thanks to those who contributed to help make the bingo night a success.
Informational meeting about grants set for March 9
Representatives of non-profit organizations who are interested in applying for a Greater Williams Community Fund grant are invited to attend an information meeting scheduled for March 9 from 5-6 p.m. in the Williams Elementary-Middle School library, 601 N. Seventh St. Attendees will learn about the grant process and will receive helpful advice about filling out the grant application.
According to Jean-Ellen Kegler, chair of the GWCF steering committee, the group anticipates the ability to award grants totaling approximately $7,000 in 2010. Grants are made possible through earnings from the fund, a permanent endowment created to benefit a variety of nonprofit organizations that traditionally support youth, education, social services, healthcare, senior services, the arts, and other community needs.
Attendance at the information meeting is recommended, but not required. GWCF grant applications and more information are available from Jean-Ellen Kegler (773-1709, email@example.com) and Kris Vasquez (635-2042, firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications must be postmarked no later than April 26.
H1N1 vaccine available
The Coconino County Health Department (CCHD) has announced that H1N1 (swine) flu vaccinations are available to the general public at CCHD Clinics. Appointments are required and are available now by calling the CCHD Flu Information Line at (928) 679-7300 or toll-free at 1-877-679-7272.