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Around Williams: Week of Oct. 10, 2012

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 are 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.

Give blood, see the Cardinals

Give blood Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Oct. 17 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the high school band room.

All October donors will be entered to win a pair of 50-yard-line Ring of Honor Level Cardinals tickets, courtesy of Scottsdale Insurance. Two lucky winners will cheer on the Cards as they take on the St, Louis Rams on Nov. 25 at the University of Phoenix Stadium.

Community volunteers are also needed for the drive. Anyone interested can contact Carina Fors at (928) 607-0152. For more information about United Blood Service, call 1-877-UBS-HERO or visit (sponsor code: WilliamsHS).

Junipine Fire planning fall festival

The Junipine Fire Department Auxiliary will hold their annual Fall Festival at the Junipine Fire Station at 7422 N Ponderosa Ave. 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 31. There will be a hayride, games, prizes, refreshments and a pinata. After the festivities, the raffle drawing for the Savage Axis 30.06 will take place. For more information, contact Judith Maeda at 635-9028.

Get a flu shot

Flu shot clinics will be held today and Oct. 16 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Oct. 19 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Williams Health Care Center. Shots are available for ages 6 months and up. Call (928) 635-4441 to schedule an appointment.

Mountain Man Run winners announced

The Williams Lions Club has announced the winners of the Mountain Man Run held Sept. 5. In the 5K men's division, Kai Grumbine placed first, Sean Sicurello ran in with second and Anthony Mathews placed third. In the 5K women's division, Clara Beard placed first, Sami Shinnell took second and Marcy Aldacushion came in third. In the 10K men's division, Daryl Onton took first, Anthony Caglio ran in second and Gary Berebitsky placed third. In the women's 10K division, Rebecca Heap took first, Cindy Rollins came in second and Jennie Aldridge placed third.

Williams Alumni Band forming

Any Williams High School (WHS) alumni who played in the Viking Band should dust off those instruments and come out and play in the Second Annual Alumni Band. The band will perform at the WHS Homecoming on Friday. Meet at the band room at 5:30 p.m. Wear your school colors and plan on having a lot of fun. For more information and to let everyone know you will be there, contact Daniel Mayfield at

Heritage Elementary Harvest Fest Oct. 26

Heritage Elementary School, one of Glendale's fastest-growing charter school systems, is hosting a Harvest Fest on Friday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will feature free food and carnival games in designated classrooms for families. The event will take place on the Heritage campus and is open to the public to provide fun before the weekend and celebrate the wonderful Fall season.

Mix it up with American Legion

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are having a mixer 5-7 p.m. Oct. 19 at American Legion Cordova Post No. 13, 425 W. Grant Ave.

Enjoy appetizers, raffle prizes and much more. Learn more about the American Legion. Proceeds benefit the American Legion.

All mixers are sponsored by Grand Canyon Brewing Co. For more information, call the chamber at 635-0273.

Art Walk Saturday

Looking for a fun evening? Experience Williams' Second Saturday Art Walk 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Start at the Open Studio (behind Family Dollar) with great food and drinks. Pick up an art walk map at the Open Studio and follow it to the shops located along the art walk.

Toastmasters meet Oct. 20

The Route 66 Toastmasters of Williams meets the first and third Wednesday of the month 5-6:30 p.m. at Grand Canyon Coffee and Café, 125 W. Route 66. Toastmasters will meet Oct. 20, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5. For more information, call (928) 224-2977 or visit

Cooks needed for chili cook-off Saturday

The International Chili Society is seeking cooks for its Chili Shootout in Williams Saturday at Wild West Junction.

Enjoy live music, food, fun and art shops while enjoying chili. Proceeds benefit Williams Own Veterans Memorial.

Categories will include red and green chili and salsa. The fee to enter is $35 for red, $25 green and $15 salsa. Prizes in the red chili division are $500 for first, $300 second and $150 third. Prizes for green chili are $300 first, $150 second and $100 third. Salsa prizes are $100 first, $75 second and $50 third.

To enter, visit For more information, call Mike Fenley at (928) 600-2530 or email

Bake, craft, rummage sale Saturday

The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 13 is hosting a craft, food and rummage sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the legion, 425 W. Grant Ave. Tables are available to rent. Call Marystella Riojas at (928) 856-1888 ASAP to reserve a table.

Youth football golf tourney Oct. 21

The Williams Youth Football Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 21 at Elephant Rocks Golf Course. The cost is $65 per golfer or $240 per team of four golfers. For more information and registration, please contact Jose Zabala at 600-7821.

Join Folklorico dancing

Folklorico dance classes are open to all. The class meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Williams Rodeo Barn. Anyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Armando Padilla at 380-4637.

Vendors needed for craft show

Vendors are needed for the Ninth Annual Holiday Craft Show to be held Nov. 24. The craft show will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Sultana Theater. Proceeds will benefit Save-Meant to Rescue's animal holding facility. For more information, email Nadine at or call (928) 897-8710.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

Big buck contests open to all

Elk Horn Trading and Sporting Goods, 428 W. Route 66, is holding an archery and rifle big buck contest. The rifle contest ends Nov. 22 and archery Dec. 31.

All junior deer hunters that enter will receive a free pocketknife. First buck checked in on either hunt wins a buck-skinning knife. For more information, call (928) 635-5326.

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.

Shoot a buck, win a rifle

Score the widest buck (outside to outside) and win a new Diamond bow. The Big Buck Contest and Raffle is open to all units south of Grand Canyon.

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.

Enter now at The Outdoor Store, corner of Route 66 and Fourth Street or Hunters Headquarters at 4401 N. Highway 89, Suite 3 in Flagstaff.

Rain barrels available now

Rain barrels are now on sale and available for pick up at Williams Mountain Nursery. They are 50 gallon Rain Barrels with spigot. Get ready for the monsoon season.

Tee sponsorships available at Elephant Rocks

The Elephant Rocks Golf Committee wants to make improvements to the level of the golfing experience year upon years. 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 our 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.

If you would like further information about the program, call Brian James, Committee Chairman at (928) 600-4436 or Brent Redman, PGA Professional, at (928) 635-4935. To reserve your space call Brian James who will inform you of the holes still available and be pleased to take your booking.

Shop at swap meet this weekend

The Kiwanis Swap Meet remains open. Shop until dusk Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The swap meet is located on West Railroad Avenue, west of the Williams Justice Center.

Win a rifle through raffle

The Junipine Fire Department Auxiliary is holding a raffle featuring a Savage Axis 30.06 rifle. The rifle can be seen at The Outdoor Store, 400 W. Route 66 in Williams.

Tickets are $5 each or six for $20. Tickets can be purchased at The Outdoor Store and Virginia Quinn's Gifts and Avon in the Pine Mountain Plaza in Williams. Members of the auxiliary and fire department will have tickets for sale. Those interested in purchasing tickets can also call 635-1010. The drawing will be held on Oct. 31. The funds raised are used to assist the Junipine Fire Department and to sponsor neighborhood activities.

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 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 meets Oct. 11

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will meet 6-7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave.

Please bring a copy of your DD214. If you do not have one, VFW can assist you in obtaining one. If you are a U.S. citizen and served in a conflict zone, Korea, 30 days consecutive or 60 days non-consecutive, or an area where you received hostile, fire/ imminent danger pay, then you are eligible to join. Spouses are also invited.

For more information contact George Reagor at (928) 600-5995 or Harry Hart at (928) 503-2133.

Big Brothers Big Sisters needs you

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.

Join TOPS 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.

Join Dancing Divas 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.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Article comment by: Wally Dugan

What day does the ell ringing begin?

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