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Quick Reads: Aug. 22, 2012
Farmers' market open to all each Wednesday

St. Jude Food Bank in Tuba City is opening a farmers' market. The market will be open every Wednesday 5:30-7:30 p.m. through Oct. 10.

Local farmers are encouraged to sell crops at the market. There will also be cooking demonstrations, health screenings and several informational booths at the market as well. For more information, call (928) 283-6886.

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.

Important meeting at Leupp School

A community collaborative meeting begins at 9 a.m. Aug. 30 at Leupp Public School. Community leaders, members, businesses and organizations are all invited to attend. For more information, call (928) 686-6266.

Miss Navajo Nation fundraising gala

Miss Navajo Council, Inc. and Navajo Nation Division of Transportation proudly presents the 60th Anniversary Miss Navajo Nation Titleholders Fundraising Gala. The celebration begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at Senator John Pinto Conference Center, NNDOT Building No. 16, Old Coalmine Rd. in Tse Bonito, N.M. The event will be held during the Navajo Nation Fair.

Purchase your ticket and spend an evening with former Miss Navajo Nation titleholders from 1952-present as they celebrate 60 years. Seating is limited and tickets are $60 each.

For more information, contact Jennifer Jackson Wheeler at (480) 289-8546 or Geraldine Gamble at (928) 209-5993.

PT's Rock'N 66 Rally this weekend

PT's of Winslow is hosting the 2012 Rock'N 66 Rally Friday through Sunday. 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

Hashk'aahadzohi 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 or May Stevens at (928) 283-6670.

ABND Youth Conference Sept. 1-2

The 11th Annual ABNDN Youth Convention will be held Sept. 1-2 in Shonto. The event is hosted by District 11 and is held at milepost 361 on Highway 160 (near the junction of highways 160 and 98).

The event begins with an early morning flag raising ceremony. Highlights of the event include educational presentations for students and parents, trail ride, horsemanship seminar, arts and crafts, school supplies for students and potluck style meals. Bring chairs and bottled water.

For more information, call (928) 209-6627, (928) 209-1145 or (928) 209-6113.

Co-ed softball tourney Sept. 1-3

A co-ed slow pitch softball tournament will be held Sept. 1-3 in Polacca, Ariz. Awards are first, second and third place; female/male MVP; and female/male All Tourney. To find out more, call (928) 737-1214, (928) 613-8856 or (928) 613-8854.

Lupton Route 66 Road Jam Outdoor Market

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 or call (505) 879-3244.

Self Reliance offices closed tomorrow, Friday

All Navajo Nation Program for Self Reliance offices will be closed tomorrow and Friday 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.

Boys and Girls Club of Flagstaff to celebrate grand opening

The Boys and Girls Club of Flagstaff is celebrating a grand opening at 4 p.m. Sept. 5. The club is located at 301 S. Paseo Del Flag. For more information call (928) 266-0489.

Workshop for farmers and ranchers Aug. 30

A workshop on animal disease traceability and how to manage a quality ranch and farm will be offered Aug. 30 at the Hopi Cultural Center Conference Room, Second Mesa, Ariz.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. The workshop will be held 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. All Hopi-Tewa Ranchers and Farmers are invited to attend this very important workshop.

The workshop is hosted by the Hopi Conservation District (HCD) Indian Nations Conservation Alliance, United States Department of Agriculture, NRCS, APHIS and Hopi Tribal Veterinary Program.

Opening remarks will be presented by Hopi Vice Chairman Herman Honanie. Workshop presenters include Dr. Terry Clark, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; Brian Thomas, coordinator, Indian Nations Conservation Alliance (INCA); Dan Carroll, district conservationist; Pam Lalo, Hopi Veterinary Program; and Harold Joseph Jr., president of Hopi Conservation District.

Topics will cover the following areas:

• Animal Disease Traceability and Official Identification requirements for Livestock

• Plant Inspection Program and Services

• Quality Ranch and Farm Operation

• Farm and Ranch Record Keeping

• NRCS Project Application Process

• Current Hopi Veterinary Program

• Hopi Conservation District's Seven Generation Plan

For more information on the workshop, call Harold Joseph Jr. at (928) 209-1193 or email

Country Market debuts Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday. 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

Spirit in the Pines Saturday

On Saturday, 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

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.

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