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7/24/2012 7:49:00 AM
Quick Reads: Week of July 25, 2012
Registration open at Northern Arizona Academy

Northern Arizona Academy (NAA) is currently enrolling students in grades 9-12 for the upcoming school year. NAA is a charter high school located in Winslow, and provides an alternative path to earning your high school diploma. NAA is accredited through North Central Association, and has been serving students in the Winslow, Holbrook, and Navajo Reservation areas for 17 years. Transportation is provided. To enroll call (928) 289-3329 or stop by 502 Airport Rd.

Financial seminars available

The Navajo Nation Department of Retirement Services along with Wells Fargo Retirement Plan Services will be hosting a 401(k) Financial Health Seminar Workshop at the following locations -

• Monday, Navajo Tech Culinary Hospitality Center in Crownpoint, N.M.

• Tuesday, Shiprock Chapter House in Shiprock, N.M.

• Aug. 1, Junction Restaurant, C Area in Chinle, Ariz.

• Aug. 2, Kayenta Township Townhall in Kayenta, Ariz.

• Aug. 3, Moenkopi Legacy Inn and Suites in Tuba City, Ariz.

All sessions begin a 9:30 a.m. and repeat at 1:30 p.m. each day. For more information, call (928) 871-6089.

Greyhills Academy accepting students

Greyhills Academy High School is now accepting students for the 2012-2013 school year. Classes begin Aug. 6. Register 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (928) 283-6271.

Hopi 5K, 10K Aug. 11

The Hopi 10K, 5K, and 2 Mile Run and Walk will be Aug. 11 in Old Oraibi, Ariz. This was formerly known as The Oraivi Footrace, but remains the same great race. All events are for runners and walkers of very ability.

The 5K and 2 mile will begin together at 6 a.m. with the 10K following at 6:35 a.m. Awards to the top three overall female and male runners in the 10K and 5K and age categories. A veteran award will be given to the first female and male veteran to cross the finish line. A free One-Half Mile kids dash limited to 40 will be offered on the day of the race. All official registered runners will receive a race goody bag and Dri-Fit Shirt.

Early registration is available via On-site registration will begin at 5 a.m. For more information visit or call (928) 814-1589.

Softball tournament this weekend

The First Annual Jacob "Pato" Koopee Memorial Co-Ed Double Elimination Team Slow Pitch Softball Tournament will be held Friday through Sunday at the Polacca Rodeo Grounds.

The entry fee is $160 per team due at the first game. Championship awards will include hooded sweatshirts with pottery medallions; runners up will receive sweaters; third place, long sleeved T-shirts; and fourth place, T-shirts) Awards will also be presented for most valuable player, all tourneys, most home runs, and traveling trophy. Lunch is free.

The Fifth Annual Jacob Koopee Sr. Memorial Race begins at 7 a.m. Sunday at the Polacca Rodeo Grounds. Registration begins at 6 a.m. The 5K race pre-registration is $15 and $20 the day of the race. The two-mile run/walk pre-registration is $10 and $12 the day of the race. All entrants will receive a commemorative T-shirt. A free Hopi breakfast follows the race.

Send checks or money orders to Koopee Family, P.O. Box 639, Polacca, AZ 86042. For more information, call Julian Logan at (928) 737-1006 or Marie Koopee at (928) 313-5602.

Workforce development moves

The Navajo Department of Workforce Development, Tuba City Workforce Center, is temporarily located at the Learning Center. The phone number is (928) 283-3443. All previous phone numbers have been forwarded to this number. Internet services including email are not available at this time. All program services will continue to be available.

Model search under way

A model search is under way for the Navajo Fashion Show that will take place on Aug. 25 during the Chinle Fair. The search is open for girls ages 15-25-years-old. Experience is not necessary.

Those interested should send a letter of interest that includes age, height, weight and telephone number along with a 5X7 photograph. Mail entries to Maureen Begay, P.O. Box 2274, Chine, AZ 86503. The deadline to enter is Aug. 4.

For more information, call (928) 674-3376 after 6 p.m.

Birth certificates available

Birth certificates will be available through the Coconino County Public Health Services District. Their 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 Country District 5 Supervisors Office, 49 Maple St., one street west of Tuba City Regional Health Care Center. A Navajo translator is available. Staff will be in Tuba City Aug. 11.

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 will be in Page on Aug. 8.

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

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

Greet the Sun Aug. 4

Greeting the Sun Challenge 10K, 5K and two-mile run/walk will be held Aug. 4 in Polacca, Ariz. Registration begins at 5 a.m.

The 10K begins at 6:30 a.m., 5K at 6:45 a.m. and the two-mile run/walk begins at 7 a.m. The cost to enter is $20 for the 10K, $15 for the 5K and $10 for the two-mile run/walk.

Many awards will be presented. Dash for Cash during the 10K run. The first male and female runners to reach the one-mile marker will receive $60 each.

Volunteers are needed to assist in various aspects of this event. All volunteers will receive a 2012 commemorative T-shirt.

For more information, call (928) 737-0174 or visit

National Day of the Cowboy July 28

C-A-L Ranch Store is hosting "National Day of the Cowboy" 8 a.m.-7 p.m. July 28. C-A-L Ranch is located at 2530 N. Fourth St. Pepsi presents the event in cooperation with the Coconino Natural Resource Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

A GPS for Landowners Workshop begins at 9 a.m. Register by calling (928) 899-4595. A kids' Best Look'In Rodeo Clown Contest will be offered. To participate, check in at 11:30 a.m. A shoot out featuring the Cataract Creek Gang begins at high noon. Support environmental education by getting bailed out of the Willow Bend Jail.

Western storyteller and entertainer Tony Norris will perform and Wade Lashley and The Rounders take the Pepsi stage 4-7 p.m. Celebrate western heritage while enjoying entertainment, demonstrations, displays, exhibits, door prizes, giveaways, children's activities and more. Support the Flagstaff Sheriff's Posse while enjoying cowboy burgers and hot dogs.

Western horsemanship will be presented by JC Cabrera at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Ty Jones at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For more information, call (928) 220-1288.

Veterans' benefits outreach schedule

Veterans' benefits outreach is available free of charge. Veteran Benefit Counselor Peter Fava visits Page and Tuba City on a regular basis. His schedule follows -

• Page Community Center, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept 5 and Nov. 7.

• Department of Economic Security in Page, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 8, Oct. 3 and Dec. 5.

• Navajo Veteran's Office in Tuba City, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 6 and Nov. 8.

• Department of Economic Security in Tuba City, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 9, Oct. 4 and Dec. 6. All times are Mountain Standard Time. For more information, call (928) 779-4166, ext. 2

Celebrate breastfeeding Aug. 10

August is National Breastfeeding Month and this year the theme is: "Understanding the Past - Planning our Future." The Navajo Nation Breastfeeding Coalition is hosting a Breastfeeding Celebration. The celebration will include a 5k run, the annual fun walk, health fair, baby expo, Child Find screenings, nutrition/cooking demonstrations, music, games, and many more activities to promote and support breastfeeding in our community.

The event is scheduled for Aug. 10 and will run from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information contact Ora Nez at (928) 871-7897.

Enroll at Hopi Jr/Sr High

Hopi Jr/Sr High School will hold its enrollment for the coming school year Aug. 1-Aug. 6 at the school.

On Aug. 1, seventh graders and new students can enroll from 9 a.m.-noon and from 1-3:30 p.m. On Aug. 2, eighth graders can enroll from 9 a.m.-noon and ninth graders from 1-3:30 p.m. On Aug. 3, 10th graders can enroll from 9 a.m.-noon and 11th graders can enroll from 1-3:30 p.m. On Aug. 6, seniors and make up enrollment is from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3:30 p.m.

Hopi Jr/Sr High School will be accepting enrollment through Aug. 9 and will be closed for Pueblo Revolt Day Aug. 10. Enrollment packets have been mailed to returning students and all new students can obtain an application from the high school registrar.

Hopi High School Principal Glenn Gilman said the students will begin their first semester Aug. 13. Hopi High School has openings for a music instructor as well as math and English. For more information, telephone Hopi Jr/Sr High School at (928) 738-5111.

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