8/14/2012 9:03:00 AM Quick Reads: Week of Aug. 15, 2012 Important meeting Wednesday regarding prison in Winslow
The Arizona Department of Corrections is sending representatives to Winslow so that they can receive public comments and input regarding the possibility of awarding a contract to LaSalle Corrections. The meeting is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Winslow High School Performing Arts Center.
LaSalle is interested in the construction and operation of a new private prison just south of Winslow. The contract is for a 1,000-bed facility, which will create an estimated 225 to 250 new full-time jobs. Your attendance is needed and very important. It will influence the Arizona Department of Corrections representatives and their decision about the award.
Self Reliance offices closed Aug. 23-24
All Navajo Nation Program for Self Reliance offices will be closed Aug. 23-24 to allow staff to participate in the fourth quarterly staff meeting of Fiscal Year 2012. Customers are encouraged to contact their caseworkers prior to these days if they have any issues they need addressed. For more information, call (866) 347-2403.
Spirit in the Pines Benefit Concert support services to families affected by DV
On Aug. 25, Native American performers Tony Duncan, Anthony Wakeman and Radmilla Cody will perform a concert, Spirit in the Pines, to benefit Northland Family Help Center's (NFHC) Women's Shelter for survivors of domestic violence and their children. The evening will also include wine, appetizers, and an auction of a one-of-a-kind handmade Native American style flute. A beautiful handcrafted quilt made by an anonymous donor for NFHC will be displayed.
A reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. with the concert following at 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of Northern Arizona. Tickets are $40 per person. Proceeds will support critical services to families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.
Tickets can be purchased by calling (928) 233-4300 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
PT's 2012 Rock'N 66 Rally Aug. 24-26
PT's of Winslow is once again gearing up for the 2012 Rock'N 66 Rally Aug. 24-26. The event will be based at PT's, 1500 E. Third St., Winslow.
Enjoy live music, great food, bike games, tattoo contest, bikini bike wash, vendors, bike show, bike parade, Northern AZ Poker Run, Texas Hold-'Em Tourney and much more. All bikes are welcome. Featured bands throughout the weekend include Rewired Classic Rock, Outlaws of Cleopatra Hill, A Boy Named Sioux and more.
Help support the Winslow Cancer Support Group. Stop by for a good time and give them a hand up meeting the needs of patients and their families.
No minors or pets. Identification is required and sober rides are available For more information, visit www.ptsbarwinslow.com.
Adopt a horse or burro ... or both
A Wild Horse and Burro Adoption will be offered Friday through Sunday at Olsen's Grain, 11705 N. Highway 89, Flagstaff. A preview will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday. Adoptions will be offered 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
Adoption is first come, first served for $125 for approved adopters. Adopt-a-Buddy horse for an additional $25. For more information, call (866) 468-7826 or visit blm.gov.
Hashk'aahadzohi Family Reunion Aug. 31
The 2012 Hashk'aahadzohi Family Reunion will be held on Aug. 31 at Nancy Horse's residence hogan by the river in Cameron, Ariz. This is three miles east of Cameron Bridge on Navajo Route 6730.
For more information, contact Shanna Yazzie at (480) 335-5589 or email@example.com or May Stevens at (928) 283-6670.
Everyone is invited to attend the Route 66 Road Jam/Outdoor Market Sept. 1-2 at the Lupton baseball field located behind the Lupton Chapter House.
Commercial vendors are needed. Food vendors must have food handlers permit. Free booths and food for musicians will be offered.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 879-3244.
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 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. You may also visit the Flagstaff office at 2625 N. King St., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. MST.
Registration open at Northern AZ 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.
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. 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. Oct. 4 and Dec. 6. All times are Mountain Standard Time. For more information, call (928) 779-4166, ext. 2.
Country Market debuts Aug. 25 at Leppin Ranch
The Leppin Ranch in Winslow extends an invitation to all Navajo and Hopi people to come and enjoy upcoming events.
Everyone is invited to Leppin Ranch 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 25 at the opening of the new seasonal country market. Cake and beverages will be served to celebrate the ranch and its new building.
Leppin Ranches Farmers Market will be open 12-2 p.m. Aug. 25. Come one and all with your food, produce, arts and crafts. There is a $7 booth fee.
The Farmers Market continues 12-2 p.m. Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Park your booth under a tree and sell to the many customers that come to enjoy the ranch. Fees are still $7 prior to Aug. 20. After that date, the fee is $15.
The Annual Fall Harvest Festival will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 6-7 at Leppin Ranch, 102 Papago Blvd., Winslow. Enjoy live pumpkin, melon and vegetable picking in addition to hayrides and food and beverages. Pet and paint Princess the Pony while enjoying entertainment and other exciting events. There is fun for everyone - young and old - so come and enjoy the new store, order ice cream, sandwiches and spend the day.
Vendors are welcome. For more information, call Paula Leppin at (928) 289-0577 or visit www.leppinranchevents.com.
Planned Parenthood offering discounted services
Planned Parenthood Arizona's Flagstaff Health Center will be offering half-priced exams and free pregnancy testing through Aug. 31.
The exams for both men and women are an important part of residents staying healthy, and there is no better time to focus on health than in the summer. Along with reproductive exams Planned Parenthood provides a full spectrum of reproductive health care - STD testing and treatment, birth control, condoms, information and counseling.
This summer, Flagstaff Health Center is also providing free pregnancy testing to women in the community.
Planned Parenthood Arizona wants to help keep the men and women of the Flagstaff community healthy and happy by providing them with expert testing and exams that they could not otherwise may not be able to afford.
For an appointment call toll-free, (855) 207.PLAN (7526) or go online at www.ppaz.org.
Patients can visit the Flagstaff Health Center at 1304 South Plaza Way.
Spend a semester with Carpe Diem Education
Carpe Diem Education is offering students the opportunity to explore Native nations of the American Southwest. Break free from the classroom and enter into a whole new experience of learning.
The program will run Sept. 18-Dec. 11 and Feb. 6-May 1. A maximum of 10 students and two adult leaders are allowed. The program is designed for age 17 and over. Students may earn university credit through Portland State University (www.pdx.edu). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until two weeks prior to start date. There is a fee to attend and financial aid may be available.
For more information, visit www.carpediemeducation.org.