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Around Williams: Week of Mar. 3
Relay for Life meets Monday

The Williams Relay for Life planning committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Community United Methodist Church, corner of Second and Sherman. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Hard pack at Elk Ridge

Elk Ridge Ski Area is still offering skiing, snowboarding and tubing on Bill Williams Mountain despite warmer temperatures.

According to owner Tammy Fountain, skiing on the mountain is on groomed hard pack.

"We got a lot of snow a week or so ago," Fountain said. "It's been groomed down on the lower elevations."

Fountain went on to say she expects a long ski season.

"We're going to be skiing into May," Fountain said.

Elk Ridge is open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. every Friday through Sunday and Monday holidays.

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.

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. Friday at the Williams Elementary-Middle School, 601 N. Seventh St.

For more information, call (928) 679-7272 or visit

Informational meeting about grants Tuesday

Representatives of non-profit organizations who are interested in applying for a Greater Williams Community Fund (GWCF) grant are invited to attend an information meeting scheduled on Tuesday 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, and Kris Vasquez (635-2042, Applications must be postmarked no later than April 26.

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. Walk-ins are welcome to test on the dates listed below.

Testing continues today at 1 p.m. at the Ash Fork Community Center. At 2 p.m. tomorrow, testing will take place at Williams City Hall, 113 S. First St. Testing will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Monday at the American Legion, 425 W. Grant Ave.

Testing begins at 10 a.m. Monday at the Ash Fork Community Center and 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Seligman Public Library. At 10 a.m. March 11, testing returns to Williams City Hall.

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.

Register for Little League Saturday

Registration for Williams Little League will be held noon-4 p.m. Saturday 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).

Free tax preparation

Free tax preparation will be offered in Williams 4:30-7:30 p.m. today 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

Hunter education class offered

An 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. This covers all material, ammunition and targets for the class and field outing. New to this program, the students have to be 9-years-old and turn 10-years-old before their hunt. Students will be issued a hunter identification card when the class is successfully completed. Game and Fish will activate the card on their birthday. They can apply for big game hunts before their 10th birthday.

For more information and pre-registration, call John Miller at (928) 635 4330 or (928) 853-2318 or Scott Miller at (928) 635-5904. If there is no answer, leave a message.

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