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11/26/2013 10:19:00 AM
Around Williams: week of Nov. 27
Williams-Grand Canyon News

Free transportation for cancer patients

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

TOPS Chapter 0541 meeting on Thursday

TOPS Chapter 0541 has moved its meetings to Thursdays.

Meetings take place at the First Baptist Church, 629 W. Grant Ave. at 9:30 a.m.

More information is available from Patty at (928) 699-2122

School athletics needs towels

Williams Needs an Angel is collecting used towels for the Williams High School athletic department. Students need towels for swimming at the Williams Aquatic Center, showering after games, and the hiking club. More information is available from Glassburn at (928) 635-4503.

Dancing Divas practice Friday

The Dancing Divas meet each Friday from 9-10 a.m. at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave.

This free dance group gets together to learn various types of dance such as western, jazz, ethnic and tap.

More information is available from Barb Brydenthal at (928) 310-4459.

FooteWork now open during lunch hour

FooteWork Auto License and Title Service is now open during the lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m. More information is available at (928) 635-2006.

Williams Needs an Angel collecting towels

Williams Needs an Angel is collecting used towels for the Williams High School athletic department. Students need towels for swimming at the Williams Aquatic Center, showering after games, and the hiking club. "This is just an easy way for everybody in town to show their support for our youth," said Carol Glassburn, chairperson of the organization. More information is available from Glassburn at (928) 635-4503.

Grief support group offered

The Life After Loss grief support group will meet on the first and third Thursday of the month starting Nov. 7. The group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal-Lutheran Church, 202 W. Grant Ave.

The group is offered in six to eight week sessions throughout the year for individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one under any circumstance. A Northland Hospice counselor faciliates the meetings, discussing different aspects of grief and coping techniques.

Registration is available at (928) 774-1227.

ESA seeking addresses for military boxes

The Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) group is collecting addresses for local servicemen and women. Each year the group sends boxes to the service members for the holidays. ESA members are planning to pack the boxes on Dec. 1, so addresses are needed before that date.

Since service members are transferred regularly, ESA members ask that people call even if the address has not changed.

Addresses may be provided to Dorothy Miller at (928) 635-4330 or Vicki Andros at (928) 635-1420.

Annual Holiday Craft Show Nov. 30

The tenth annual holiday craft fair takes place Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sultana Theater, 301 W. Route 66. More than 35 vendors will be on hand with a variety of holiday gifts available for purchase. Simply Angelic Photography will be on site to take pictures of pets, children or the entire family. Angel, the photographer, will have 4x6 and 5x7 prints available to take home.

This is a fundraiser for SAVE-Meant to Rescue Animal Facility in Williams. All proceeds from the vendors' table rent and donations go to the animals.

Williams Rec Center offers free programs

Basketball for high school age students and adults takes place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Williams-Elementary Middle School (WEMS) gym. The program will go until May 14.

Open Gym for eighth grade students and younger featuring basketball, dodgeball and volleyball takes place Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. at the WEMS gym. The program will go until May 15.

Free aerobics/group fitness classes are offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the WEMS cafeteria. This program goes through May 21.

The Williams Recreation Department sponsors these activities and Williams Unified School District hosts them.

Information sought about Manuel Garcia Sanchez

Ruben Sanchez is seeking information about his grandfather, Manuel Garcia Sanchez, who lived in Williams around the years of 1928-1931. Manuel was arrested and tried for killing a man in Williams. According to family members, the arrest came after Manuel pawned a gun for money to take the family to a carnival in town. Authorities held Manuel in jail in Williams and Flagstaff until his trial.

At the trial, Manuel took the stand but did not understand the questions because he did not speak English. Manuel was released when the man responsible for the killing came forward. The man told police that he killed the other man for butchering his cow.

Those with information about these events may contact Sanchez by phone at (480) 882-1518 or by email at

Riojas wins rifle

Marystella Riojas was the winner of the VFW Michael James Broehm Post 12128 rifle raffle. The drawing took place at the WIlliams Senior Center on Oct. 4. Proceeds from the raffle went to the VFW.

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,, 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. More information is available from Vicki Andros at (928) 635-1420.

Big Brothers Big Sisters looking for volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff 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.

Community Holiday Dinner fundraiser on now

Organizers of the Williams Community Holiday Dinner are raising money to purchase a Marble the monkey stuffed animal for every child who attends the dinner. Those interested in donating can mail $20 or more to Virginia Quinn at 106 S. Ninth St., Williams, AZ 86046. People can give donations to Carol Glassburn as well. More information is available from Quinn at (928) 635-0677 or Glassburn at (928) 635-4503.

Holiday sanitation schedule

The Transfer Station will be closed on Thanksgiving day and Friday, Nov. 28 and Saturday Nov. 29. North side recycling will be picked up Wednesday, Nov. 27 and south side recycling will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 29. Cans will be placed outside the Transfer Station during the Thanksgiving holiday for people to drop off trash.

Widest buck contest on now at the Outdoor Store

The Big Buck Contest and raffle is open to all units south of Grand Canyon. The hunter to score the widest buck (outside to outside) will win a new Diamond bow.

The entry fee is $15. The contest ends Jan. 31 and the drawing takes place Feb. 1 at the Outdoor Store.

More information is available at the Outdoor Store at the corner of Route 66 and Fourth Street.

St. Johns to play host to concert

The second Christmas Advert concert will be held this Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. at St. Johns Episcopal-Lutheran Church. It will feature the Northern Arizona University String Students led by Dr. Mary Ann Ramos. Please join us. Fellowship and refreshments to follow.

Country DJ to announce Christmas parade

KAFF Country's Jenny Woodcock will host the Williams Parade of Lights on November 30 at 6:30 p.m. Williams residents can join Woodcock on Historic Route 66 for "the best holiday parade." More information about the parade and how to enter is available from the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce at (928) 635-0273 x203.

Arts and craft show Dec. 6-7

The Season's Splendor Arts and Craft show will take place at the Sultana Theater. The event is Dec. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Space is still available for vendors. More information is available from Josie at (928) 890-4001.

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