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11/13/2012 2:13:00 PM
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Road closure on Tuba City hospital campus

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) is completing work to close part of East Cedar Avenue permanently on the hospital campus because of the new helipad.

Drivers can expect barricades and road closure signs designated on East Cedar Avenue.

Health center staff recommends drivers adjust their route and allow extra time to reach their destinations on hospital campus. TCRHCC advises drivers to proceed with caution, slow down and be alert for road signs and personnel.

More information about this project is available from Terry Crank, facility maintenance director, at (928) 283-2501 or Terry.Crank@tchealth.org.

Salvation Army needs help to feed 150 families this Thanksgiving

The Salvation Army will provide Thanksgiving meals and food baskets for 150 families this year on Friday at the Salvation Army, 507 N. Humphreys St. in Flagstaff.

As the economy struggles to recover and unemployment remains high, the Salvation Army is sounding a call to Flagstaff's neighbors to respond generously to the needs of the less fortunate this Thanksgiving. The Army is asking for immediate donations of cash, non-perishable food, and volunteers to help with meal service during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Donation information is available at (800) SAL-ARMY or at donate.salvationarmyusa.org.

Arts and Crafts fair to benefit United Way

Northern Arizona University (NAU) kicks off the holiday season with its 12th annual Mountain Campus Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair Nov. 16-17. All proceeds benefit the United Way of Northern Arizona.

The Arts and Craft Fair features more than 70 local and regional vendors. Vendors will be selling a variety of holiday gifts from 10 a.m.-6p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday at the du Bois Center on the NAU Campus.

In addition, musicians will perform live throughout the event and Santa Claus will make a special visit on Saturday from 12-2 p.m.

Cost of admission is $2, $1 for students and free for children 12 and under.

Classes offered for parents on student success

Parenting classes, "How to Help Your Child Succeed in School," will be led by Kate Esquirvel at Leupp Public School in Leupp. Classes will be held 9-9:30 a.m. every first and third Thursday of the month through May.

Classes are Nov. 15, Dec. 6 and 20, Jan. 17, Feb. 7 and 21, March 7, April 4 and 18 and May 2 and 16.

More information is available at (928) 686-6266.

Tuba City Boarding School events

The Office of Youth Development at Tuba City Boarding School (TCBS) announces several upcoming events.

The Fall Youth Basketball League will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 29. The league will meet 5:30-8 p.m. in the TCBS gym. The league is for youth ages 6-7 and 8-10.

Early childcare providers eligible for First Things First professional rewards

Childcare center teachers, directors and family childcare home providers are eligible for a financial incentives program through First Things First (FTF) that acknowledges and rewards progressive education, educational attainment and continuous employment at a qualifying childcare facility. Award amounts range between $300 and $2,000.

Applications will be accepted through midnight tonight. To be eligible childcare providers must be at least 18 years of age; have a high school diploma or GED; currently work 30 hours per week with children ages birth through age 5; earn $20 per hour or less; have completed a minimum of six credit hours of college coursework in Early Childhood Education Special Education or Child Development with a grade of "C" or better; and have been employed a minimum of one year at their current location.

The applicant's childcare center or family care home must be in an eligible region (visit azftf.gov/regionalcouncils and be regulated by a federal, state or tribal authority; provide services to children, ages birth through 5 years; and be in good standing with regulatory agencies. There must be a demonstrated commitment to program quality through accreditation, a Quality First participating program, Quality First Wait List or have submitted an application to be rated on the Quality First Rating Scale. Other qualifications include being accredited by a national organization at a level that equals a 3-5 star rating in Quality First or currently awaiting selection for Quality First participation.

More information about the Professional REWARD$ program is available from Ms. Claude Endfield, Early Childhood Program Chair at Northland Pioneer College, (800) 266-7845, ext. 7335 or email cendfield@npc.edu or Valley of the Sun United Way, (602) 240-6327, azftfrewards@vsuw.org
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. Questions will be answered at the Flagstaff office as well at 2625 N. King St., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. MST.

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. Those interested in enrolling may call (928) 289-3329 or stop by 502 Airport Rd.



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. Nov. 7.

• Department of Economic Security in Page, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5.

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

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

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