Essay contest open to Williams High School students
Williams High School students who want to know what it's like to be mayor for a day can enter an essay contest for the chance to find out.
The Mayor's Youth Advisory group is putting on the essay contest, which starts Jan. 6. Entrants must be in grades 9-12 at Williams High School.
Interested students must write a three paragraph minimum essay on the prompt, "Why do we have a local government?"
Students should submit their essays in a sealed envelope to Mrs. McNelly in the school office by Jan. 20. The winner will spend the day with Mayor John Moore having lunch, learning about the community and attending a city council meeting.
More information is available from Courtney Fritsinger or Devin McNelly.
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.
Special needs screenings available for WUSD preschoolers
Throughout the school year, Williams Unified School District will conduct screenings for 3-5-year-old children to identify those with special needs.
Any preschooler who is having difficulty with vision, hearing, communication, coordination and movement, adaptive living skills, social skills or learning is recommended for screening.
District special education staff will further evaluate children showing significant problems in any of these areas. Determining eligibility for special education begins with the Child Find screening and may be extended to include a developmental and psycho-educational evaluation.
Parents should bring a certified copy of their child's birth certificate and immunization records to the screening. More information and appointments are available from Ms. Ford at (928) 635-4428, ext. 316.
Sit and Fit class available at Bill Williams Senior Center
Coconino County Parks and Recreation will put on a Sit and Fit class through the end of January at the Bill Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant St.
Sit and Fit helps people stay active and healthy, even if they aren't as mobile as they used to be. Participants will use resistance bands to improve strength and mobility while also getting a cardio workout, all while remaining seated.
The class is from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Mondays until Jan. 27 (no class on Dec. 30). The cost is $5 for adults 18 and older and $2 for seniors 60 and older. Georgeanna Koenig teaches the class. Registration is not required for the drop in program.
More information is available at (928) 679-8000.
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 meets on the first and third Thursday of the month. 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.
TOPS Chapter 0541 now meeting at health clinic
The Williams TOPS Chapter 0541 now meets in the conference room at North Country HealthCare Clinic, 301 S. Seventh St., at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday. More information is available from Patty Hukes at (928) 699-2122.
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.
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.