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4/2/2013 10:22:00 AM
Quick Reads: Week of April 3
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TCRHCC Cafeteria closed first Thursday of the month

Starting April 4, the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) Dietary Department will close the cafeteria on the first Thursday of each month between the hours of 1-2 p.m. for in-service training.

Chinle Senior Citizens Center song and dance program April 13

Chinle Senior Center will put on a Benefit Song and Dance April 13 at the Chinle Community Center from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the Navajo Nation Swingers. The event features concessions, door prizes, a cake walk, raffle and great prizes for dancers and singers.

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 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.

Redhouse family members please make contact

Not an emergency. Redhouse family members please contact Pendergast family, at prendy@cox.net or 623-523-1406.

Hopi Tribe Economic Development Corporation Job Fair

The job fair seeks reliable and dependable candidates at the Hopi Cultural Center Conference Room, Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Organizations in attendance are Hopi 3 Canyon Ranches (internship), Hopi Cultural Center, Hopi Travel Plaza, Days Inn Kokopelli and Walpi Housing. Pre-employment drug testing is required. If applying for a restaurant or a cook position, a current food handler's card is required.

Improving Hopi Communities through Research conference Thursday

The Department of Health & Human Services is putting on a conference entitled: Research to Reality: Improving Hopi Communities Through Research Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hopi Veteran's Memorial Center (East of Kykotsmovi on AZ Hwy 264). More information is available from Lori Joshweseoma at (928) 734-3401.

Kite festival May 11

Flagstaff Recreation Services will put on the 11th Annual Soar into Spring Kite Festival May 11 from noon to 4 p.m. at Foxglenn Park (4200 East Butler Ave.) Entry is free.

Voted Arizona Parks and Recreation's Most Outstanding Community Event, the day includes kite flying, arts and crafts with Northern Arizona Celtic Heritage Society, carnival games, bounce houses, carnival food, face painting and the Flagstaff Library Activities and Kiddie Kaboose Train. Most activities are free. More information is available from Flagstaff Recreation Services at (928) 213-2300 or at www.flagstaff.az.gov/recreation.

Central Navajo Veterans Organization Regular Meeting

The Central Navajo Veterans Organization will conduct its regular meeting April 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chinle Workforce Building (conference room). All veterans and family members are encouraged to attend.

Gospel music gathering April 6

The Navajo Family Bible Conference Committee will play host to a Gospel Music Gathering April 6 from 1-8 p.m. at Grey Mountain Bible Church. More information is available at (928) 797-6382.

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.

N-NURSE hosting sixth symposium April 18-19 in Flagstaff

Navajoland Nurses United for Research, Service and Education, Inc. (N-NURSE) will host its sixth symposium, "Hózhó Náhásdlii: Sacred Space and Human Caring in Health Care," April 18-19 at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, Ariz. Organizers are seeking sponsors for the event.

N-NURSE invites speakers and workshop facilitators with expertise appropriate to the focus of the symposium. American Indian nursing students participate in the symposium through the group's American Indian Nursing Student Scholarship Program. The symposium provides an opportunity for nursing students to network, expand their knowledge of nursing as a career and build leadership skills.

Dr. Jean Watson is returning as this year's keynote speaker. She will discuss the cultural wisdom inherent in the concepts of her 'Caritas' theory and Hózhó náhásdlii, Navajo philosophy, to integrate human caring in health care environments.

Symposium information is available at www.n-nurse.org. More information is available from Linda Petri at (505) 459-2619 or lindap1@q.com.

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 construction of a new helipad.

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

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

Career Fair April 12 at Tuba City Learning Center

The annual Career Fair at the Tuba City Learning Center in Tuba City, Ariz. takes place April 12 from 9 a.m. to noon.

More information is available at (928) 283-5113 extension 7506 or at ldupuy@dinecollege.edu.

Hopi art show through April 19 on Second Mesa

An art show will take place through April 19 at the Hopi Arts and Crafts Cooperative Guild on Second Mesa, 75 yards west of the Hopi Cultural Center Restaurant and Hotel on Highway 264.

The art show will feature five individual weavers who specialize in various types of Hopi weavings. Artists at the show will be available to meet and talk to the audience, and provide art-lovers the opportunity to buy directly from the artist. Weavings and other art will be on display.

Admission to the art show is free and refreshments will be available.

The Hopi Arts and Crafts Co-op Guild has shown and sold Hopi art to the public, art dealers, collectors, museums and other art enthusiasts for more than 35 years.

More information is available at (928) 206-5955.

Honoring Our Warriors gourd dance May 18

The fourth annual "Honoring Our Warriors" gourd dance takes place May 18 at the Curley residence at Navajo Tribal Route 6830 in Birdsprings, Ariz.

Gourd dancing runs from 11 a.m. (MST) to sunset. Dinner will be provided. All singers, drummers and dancers are welcome.

This is a free event. Attendees are encouraged to bring canopies and chairs. Vendors will be charged $25 per space. This is a drug and alcohol free event.

More information is available from Jason Curley at (928) 587-7253 or curley.jason@hotmail.com.

The Curley residence is two miles east of Little Singer School. From Tribal Route 15, exit south at Mile Post 33, and go five miles on Route 6830.

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.

Classes offered for parents on student success

Kate Esquirvel teaches parenting classes, "How to Help Your Child Succeed in School," at Leupp Public School in Leupp. Classes take place from 9-9:30 a.m. every first and third Thursday of the month through May.

Classes will be offered April 4 and 18, and May 2 and 16.


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