9/11/2013 9:33:00 AM Quick Reads: Week of Sept. 11
Miss Western Navajo Pageants Oct. 14-15 The Mini Miss Western Navajo Pageant takes place Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Greyhills High School auditorium for 6-9-year-olds.
The Lil' Miss Western Navajo Pageant takes place Oct. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Greyhills High School auditorium for 10-12-year-olds.
To be eligible for the pageants:
contestants must be enrolled members of the Navajo Nation with a census number;
contestants must have knowledge of tribal culture and traditions;
contestants must be enrolled in and be attendnig school within the Western Navajo Agency;
contestants must limit presentations to 10 minutes and two talents; and
contestants can not be previous winners.
Applications are available at the Office of Dine Youth double wide trailer in front of the Tuba City Community Center.
Applicants with questions can call (928) 283-3022. Applications are due Oct.14 at noon.
Holbrook Seventh-day Adventist Indian School is now taking applications
Holbrook Seventh-day Adventist Indian School is now taking applications for the 2013-2014 school year.
Applications are available by calling (928) 524-6845 or by visting the school at 2001 McLaws Road, Holbrook, Ariz. or by writing to PO Box 910, Holbrook, Ariz. 86025.
More information is available by visiting www.hissda.org.
Birth certificates available
Birth certificates will be available through the Coconino County Public Health Services District. Its 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., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (MST).
Winslow High reunion Oct. 5
Winslow High School Class of 1963 is having a 50-year reunion Oct. 5. Graduates can email the reunion committee at email@example.com. Organizers are missing contact information for many people and seek help locating class members.
Leupp veterans meeting Sept. 15
A veterans meeting takes place at noon on Sept. 15 at the Leupp Chapter.
More information is available from Commander Gilbert Chee at (928) 686-6327.
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."
Phone messages may be left at the Window Rock Wellness Center at (928) 871-7870.
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 who 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.
Grandparents Infant CPR and Safety Classes Sept. 24
Flagstaff Medical Center's Childbirth Education Department, in partnership with the Flagstaff Exchange Club, is offering an infant CPR and safety class for expectant and new grandparents.
The class is from 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Northern Arizona Healthcare Education Center, located in the Fort Valley Shopping Center, 1000 N. Humphreys St., Flagstaff.
The class is $25 for two grandparents. Topics include car seats, home and crib safety, swaddling and use of infant slings, CPR and choking relief for infants and tips on how to play a supportive role for adult children as they move into parenthood.
Registration information is available at (928) 773-2309.
Fitness center open in Kayenta
The Kayenta Fitness Center is a 1,500 square-foot fitness center located on U.S. Route 163, next to the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) in Kayenta.
The fitness center includes a treadmill and elliptical trainer for aerobic workouts, as well as various weight machines and free weights for strength conditioning. A monthly membership is $15 and a one-time all-day pass is $1.
The center is open Monday through Saturday. Its hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. It is closed on Sundays.