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7/23/2013 9:36:00 AM
Quick Reads: week of July 24

Medical Mobile Unit Offers Sports Physicals

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) Medical Mobile Unit is offering sports physicals in the month of July and August at some Chapter Houses in Western Navajo. No appointment is necessary. The sports physical forms are available on the Medical Mobile Unit or at school athletic director or front offices. The medical mobile unit give physicals at the following chapters:

• Bodaway/Gap Chapter House, July 24, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., DST;

• Cameron Chapter House, July 25, 9 a.m.-4p.m., DST;

• Dinnebito Clinic, July 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., DST;

• Kaibeto Chapter House, July 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., DST;

• LeChee Chapter House, July 17, 23 and 31, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., DST; and

• Tonalea Chapter House, July 22 and 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., DST.

More information is available from Roselyn Riggs at (928) 283-2607.

Hopi Jr./Sr. High registration July 31-Aug. 5

On Aug. 1, eighth through 11th grade students with last names A-L can register from 9 a.m.-noon. Eighth-11th grade students with last names M-Z can register from 1-3:30 p.m.

On Aug. 2, all seniors can register. Those with last names A-L can register 9 a.m.-noon. Those with last names M-Z can register 1-3:30 p.m.

Makeup registration takes place Aug. 5 for those who couldn't attend on previous days. The registration for all make ups will be from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with a break from noon to 1 p.m.

More information is available from Hopi High Principal Glenn Gilman at (928) 738-5111, ext. 230 or from Hopi High Registrar JoAnn Shupla at (9280 738-5111, ex. 229.

Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Project central administration office relocation

The Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Project (NNSDP) central administration office has relocated to the log cabin behind the Inn of Navajoland in St. Michael, Ariz. because of the closure of Administration Building 2 in Window Rock, Ariz.

"We are not sure exactly how long we will be located here in this facility," said Betti Delrow, NNSDP acting program manager. "We will carry out our business and the services being provided to the Navajo Nation in preventing diabetes and providing education about diabetes will continue without interruption."

NNSDP is currently waiting for phone service and Internet to be installed at the new offices. Until then, phone messages may be left at the Window Rock Wellness Center at (928) 871-7870.

Cowboy Poets Gathering Aug. 8-10

The 26th Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering takes place Aug. 8-10 featuring Baxter Black on Aug. 8, Dave Stamey on Aug. 9, and Belinda Gail on Aug. 10. Tickets are available at www.azcowboypoets.org.

Flagstaff Concerts in the Park

Long summer days mean concerts in the park in Flagstaff. The shows feature local artists, representing several music genres including rock, folk, bluegrass, reggae, Celtic and blues. Shows are every Wednesday in June and July from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The location of the show alternates between Wheeler Park and Bushmaster Park.

July 24: The Knockabouts (Celtic), Bushmaster Park.

July 31: Chuck Hall Band (Blues), Wheeler Park.

Wheeler Park is located at 212 W. Aspen Ave. Bushmaster Park is located at 3150 N. Alta Vista.

More information is available from the City of Flagstaff recreation services at (928) 213-2300 or on its website at flagstaff.az.gov/recreation.

Holbrook Seventh-day Adventist Indian School is now taking applications

Holbrook Seventh-day Adventist Indian School is now taking applications for the 2013-2014 school year.

Applications are available by calling (928) 524-6845 or by visting the school at 2001 McLaws Road, Holbrook, Ariz. or by writing to PO Box 910, Holbrook, Ariz. 86025.

More information is available by visiting www.hissda.org.

Local Community Food Bank BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag)

Natural Grocers will donate five cents per customer to Northern Arizona Food Bank for each person that shops with their own bag.

Going green will help the environment and those less fortunate in the community.

Northern Arizona Food Bank is at 3805 E. Huntington Drive in Flagstaff. More information is available at (928) 526-2211 or on the web at www.nafoodbank.org.

Natural Grocers is at 503 W. Clay Ave. in Flagstaff.

Birth certificates available

Birth certificates will be available through the Coconino County Public Health Services District. Its staff now travels to Tuba City, Page, and Leupp to offer the service outside of their regular Flagstaff office hours.

Staff visits Tuba City 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (local time) the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Coconino County District 5 Supervisors Office, 49 Maple St., one street west of Tuba City Regional Health Care Center. A Navajo translator is available.

Staff visits Page every second Wednesday of the month 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (MST) at the Coconino County Health Department, Northern Region Office, 467 Vista Ave.

Staff visits Leupp Chapter house the first Thursday of the month 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (local time).

Questions about requirements and fees may be directed to the Flagstaff office at (928) 679-7284/7272 or at the Flagstaff office at 2625 N. King St., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (MST).

Grandparents Infant CPR and Safety Classes Sept. 24

Flagstaff Medical Center's Childbirth Education Department, in partnership with the Flagstaff Exchange Club, is offering an infant CPR and safety class for expectant and new grandparents.

The class is offered 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Northern Arizona Healthcare Education Center, located in the Fort Valley Shopping Center, 1000 N. Humphreys St., Flagstaff.

The class is $25 for two grandparents. Topics include car seats, home and crib safety, swaddling and use of infant slings, CPR and choking relief for infants and tips on how to play a supportive role for your adult children as they move into parenthood.

Registration information is available at (928) 773-2309.

Basketball camp through Thursday in Chinle

The Girls and Boys Basketball Clubs of Chinle High School will put on the Tahnee Robinson Rezball Camp July 23-25 at the Wildcat Den in Chinle. The event is open to girls and boys, grades 7-12. Robinson will work on basketball skills and talk about her path to becoming the first Native American to be drafted in the WNBA. The Phoenix Mercury picked Robinson as its 31st pick and then traded her to the Conneticut Sun. Even though Robinson did not make the Sun, she continued her career by signing a contract with Elitizur Holon in Israel for the 2012 season. In 2013, Robinson played for Neftochimic in Bulgaria, The team had a record of 22-2.

Besides playing professional basketball, Robinson is an ambassador for Nike n7, a national spokesperson for Let's Move It! in Indian Country and a national spokesperson for Big Brothers, Big Sisters program. The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center recently chose her as the Violence Against Women Act national spokeswoman.

Robinson is currently in China with the NetScouts Organization representing the U.S. in several tournaments in China. She will return at the end of June and will make an appearance at NABI in Phoenix.

More information is available from Charles Gover at (928) 674.9500 or cgover@chinleusd.k12.az.us.

2013 Greeting the Sun run Aug.3 in Polacca

The 2013 Greeting the Sun 10K, 5K and two mile run takes place Aug. 3 in Polacca, Ariz.

Pre-registration and a spaghetti dinner is Aug. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the First Mesa Community Building.

More information is available at (928) 737-0174.

Basketball camp Wed. and Thursday in Chinle

The Girls and Boys Basketball Clubs of Chinle High School will put on the Tahnee Robinson Rezball Camp July 23-25 at the Wildcat Den in Chinle. The event is open to girls and boys, grades 7-12. Robinson will work on basketball skills and talk about her path to becoming the first Native American to be drafted in the WNBA. The Phoenix Mercury picked Robinson as its 31st pick and then traded her to the Conneticut Sun. Even though Robinson did not make the Sun, she continued her career by signing a contract with Elitizur Holon in Israel for the 2012 season. In 2013, Robinson played for Neftochimic in Bulgaria, The team had a record of 22-2.

Besides playing professional basketball, Robinson is an ambassador for Nike n7, a national spokesperson for Let's Move It! in Indian Country and a national spokesperson for Big Brothers, Big Sisters program. The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center recently chose her as the Violence Against Women Act national spokeswoman.

Robinson is currently in China with the NetScouts Organization representing the U.S. in several tournaments in China. She will return at the end of June and will make an appearance at NABI in Phoenix.

More information is available from Charles Gover at (928) 674.9500 or cgover@chinleusd.k12.az.us.






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