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2/19/2013 11:11:00 AM
Around Williams: Week of Feb. 20, 2013
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Shooting range open Saturdays

The Williams Sportsman's Club (WSC) will have the city shooting range open for members shooting and target practice, Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. as staffing and weather allows. The club's website, www.williamssportsmansclub.org, lists range closures, weekday openings, extended hours and special events. A Range Safety Officer (RSO) will be present to coordinate activities. Shooters should check in with the RSO upon arrival. Targets are available at the range for a small donation. Membership forms are available on the website. More information is available from Vicki Andros at (928) 635-1420.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff (BBBSF) is looking for individuals that have a passion for community service. BBBSF needs adult volunteers to be Big Brothers and Big Sisters to elementary school children. More information is available from Christina Boyd at (928) 774-0649.

VFW located at 117 W. Route 66

The Matthew James Broehm Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12128 is now located at 117 W. Route 66, Suite 190. Post meetings are on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. All U.S. citizens that served in a conflict zone for 30 consecutive days or 60 non-consecutive days or in an area where they received hostile fire/imminent danger pay are eligible to join. Spouses are also invited. More information is available from Harry Hart at (928) 503-2133 or Rick Pedersen at (928) 814-1974.

Vaccination clinic April 6

The Williams Animal Action Group will put on its 28th annual Pet Vaccination Clinic April 6 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Rodeo Barn.

Free transportation for cancer patients

The American Cancer Society is offering free round-trip transportation to Flagstaff Medical Cancer Center for any patient that needs a ride to treatment. Any cancer patient in need of transportation to treatment or anyone that wants to volunteer should call (928) 214-2800, ext. 12231.

Outdoor Store announces Big Buck Contest winner

John Perkins won The Outdoor Store's Big Buck Contest. The widest buck was 32 1/2 inches. The winner of the Remington 870 Super Mag raffle was Vernon Gordy.

The next Big Buck Contest begins in September.

City dog licenses available

Dog owners may purchase 2013 dog licenses at City Hall or the Williams Police Department. City Ordinance 6-10.10 requires that all dogs must be licensed within the City of Williams if living within city limits. Licenses must be renewed annually and are good starting Jan. 1 and ending Dec. 31. Owners must provide proof of current rabies vaccination and alteration. The cost for altered dogs is $5 if purchased before March 31 and $10 if purchased between April 1 and Dec. 31. The cost for unaltered dogs is $25.

Kiwanis coat drive through May 1

Winter is here and the Williams Kiwanis Club is sponsoring its annual coat drive. The club especially needs children's coats. The Kiwanis Club gives the coats to the Williams Food Bank for distribution to needy families. Last year the club donated more than 400 coats. This year it has donated 250 coats. Kiwanis started the coat drive Oct. 1 and it will continue until May 1. Ogden's Cleaners in Flagstaff cleans the coats before Kiwanians distribute them. Those interested in donating may drop off coats at the Williams Recreation Center or at Williams Realty. More information is available from Bud Parenteau at (928) 635-4393.

Folklorico dancing open to community

Folklorico dance classes are open to all. The class meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Williams Rodeo Barn. All community members are welcome to attend. More information is available from Armando Padilla at (928) 380-4637.

Free tax filing available

IRS certified tax preparers will prepare and file tax returns at no cost at St. John's Church, 202 W. Grant Ave., Feb. 28 from 5-8 p.m. and March 21 from 5-8 p.m.

A picture identification original social security card or ITIN card, W2 and 1099 forms other tax documents and account and routing numbers are necessary.

More information is available at (928) 635-0545.

Recreation department offers free activities

The Williams Recreation Center offers three free recreational opportunities. Basketball for high school students and adults takes place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Williams-Elementary Middle School (WEMS) gym. Adults can match their skills against their high school age family members for a challenging night of basketball.

Family game and craft hour takes place Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. at the Williams Rec Center, 300 W. Railroad Ave. The recreation center offers supervised games, craft supplies and fun free of charge.

Open Gym for eighth grade students and younger featuring basketball, dodgeball and volleyball takes place Friday nights from 6-9 p.m. at the WEMS gym.

The city of Williams Recreation Center sponsors the programs with financial assistance from the Williams Unified School District through the Arizona Parents Commission on Drug Education and Prevention Grant.

Lions Club meetings open to all

The Williams Lions Club meets at 6:45 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the lounge inside Denny's. Everyone is welcome.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff (BBBSF) is looking for individuals that have a passion for community service. BBBSF needs adult volunteers to be Big Brothers and Big Sisters to elementary school children. More information is available from Christina Boyd at (928) 774-0649.

TOPS meets every Wednesday

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets at 9:30 a.m. each Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 629 W. Grant Ave. Everyone is welcome. More information is available at (928) 699-2122.

Chamber mixer Friday at Williams Veterinary Clinic

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will put on a mixer friday at the Willaims Veterinary Clinic at 122 S. 3rd St. from 6-8 p.m.

Proceeds from the mixer will go to SAVE-MTR (Meant to Rescue) to help raise money for their building fund.

Box tops needed

Box Tops for Education, a program sponsored by General Mills, remains under way locally. Collected box tops from General Mills products and Campbell's Soup labels help buy school supplies for classrooms at the Williams Elementary-Middle School.

On General Mills products, the words "Box Tops for Education" must appear on the labels. On Campbell's Soup labels, the UPC code must be present.

Donors may leave box tops and soup labels for Cookie Dent at Farm Bureau Insurance, 128 W. Grant Ave., Ste. A.

Shooting range open Saturdays

The Williams Sportsman's Club (WSC) will have the city shooting range open for members shooting and target practice Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. as staffing and weather allows. The club's website, www.williamssportsmansclub.org, lists range closures, weekday openings, extended hours and special events. A Range Safety Officer (RSO) will be present to coordinate activities. Shooters should check in with the RSO upon arrival. Targets are available at the range for a small donation. Membership forms are available on the website. More information is available from Vicki Andros at (928) 635-1420.

Thrift shop has a drop off box

The Bill Williams Senior Thrift Shop has a drop off box. It is the red box at the northwest corner of the parking lot.

The shop appreciates all donations, but it can't sell large televisions, furniture, mattresses or kitchen appliances. Items donated should be in working condition.

The drop off is always open for donations, but during store hours people may drop off items at the store. Store hours are 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. weekdays excluding holidays.




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