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7/1/2014 10:45:00 AM
Around Williams: week of July 2
Williams-Grand Canyon News

SAVE-MTR Community Yard Sale Aug. 1-2

SAVE - Meant to Rescue's annual Community Yard Sale will take place on Aug. 1-2 at the Rodeo Barn from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Organizers appreciate donations and people may drop them off on July 31 at the Rodeo Barn from noon until 6 p.m.

More information is available from Lupe Sapp at (928) 635-1905 or Robynn Eckel at (928) 635-4726.

Campground programs available throughout July

The Public Lands Interpretive Association will present three programs during the month of July at one of the Kaibab National Forest campgrounds.

The first program takes place on July 4 at 3 p.m. at the Williams Visitor Center. Attendees will enjoy a tale of science, a squirrel and a soldier called "The Squirrel Discovered by a Soldier."

The second program will begin on July 5 at 10 a.m. at Kaibab Lake Campground. Called "Arizona: A Diverse Home for Eagles," attendees will learn about discovering Arizona's eagles, their behaviors, ecology, migration and cultural symbology.

The third program on July 5 at 7 p.m. titled "Plant Diversity," will investigate a micro-habitat and discover the plant and animal diversity of Kaibab National Forest through the eyes of "S.T. Shrew."

The fourth program repeats the "Arizona: A Diverse home for Eagles" program on July 5 at 7 p.m. at Dogtown Lake Campground.

On July 6 at 10 a.m. a repeat of "Planet Diversity" takes place at Dogwood Lake Campground.

On July 5 at 10 a.m. at White Horse Lake Campground, "Planet Diversity" is on the schedule.

And on July 6 "Arizona: A Diverse Home for Eagles" will also take place at White Horse Lake Campgound.

The programs will meet in the campground amphitheater. Attendees should bring water and be prepared for all types of weather.

More information about both programs is available from Deb Noel at, or (928) 635-4707.

Williams public library summer reading program Wednesday

The summer reading program at the Williams Public Library has programs every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. for kids of all ages.

This year's theme is "Fizz Boom Read" and will feature creative interactive programming presented by the library, the Kaibab National Forest and North Country HealthCare.

This is a six-week program and each session will last about an hour.

More information is available from Andrea or Sherry at (928) 635-2663.

Class of '64 reunion planned

The Williams High School class of 1964 is putting on the all-school reunion on Sept. 5-7. More information is available from Janet Cothren at (928) 635-2283.

Youth Football registration open now

Williams Youth Football registration for the 2014 football/cheer season is now open.

Tigers Football, ages 5-8 is $95, Bengals Football, ages 9-11 is $105 and Cheer Teams, ages 5-8 and 9-11 are $75.

Physicals must be completed after Jan. 1. Practice starts July 28 and the season ends Oct.-Nov. 2014.

Space is limited, so register early.

More information is available from Darcie Jensen at (928) 699-6267, Jennifer Carter at (928) 853-7646, Travis Grantham at (928) 890-7537 or Erica Ocampo at (707) 472-7396.

Registration packets are available at the Williams Elementary-Middle School office.

New cancer support group

A new cancer support group will start meeting on the first Sunday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Williams Health Care Center, 301 S. Seventh St. The group is open to cancer survivors, the newly diagnosed, those in treatment, caregivers or anyone who would like to encourage people dealing with any form of the disease. More information is available from Dianne Pender at (928) 607-0471 or

Free swim on the Fourth

The Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center is sponsoring a Fourth of July celebration and free lunch during the free July 4 swim. There will be lunch and door prizes. Everyone is invited. It will be a great day for a swim and lunch. You may even win one of the many door prizes. See you there!

Saloon Row ghost tours back in Williams

Saloon Row Ghost Tours' grand reopening takes place the Fourth of July weekend with Roscoe McBride, "undertaker" of Williams.

Daylight ghost tours take place in the same place as the nighttime ghost tours but are not as scary and are great for history buffs and the little ones.

McBride said 25 percent of proceeds from tours over the Fourth of July weekend will go to Camp Civitan and the Williams Animal Action Group.

More information about tours is available by contacting Roscoe McBride at (877) 573-6776.

Williams Transfer Station closed July 4

The Williams Transfer Station will be closed on July 4. It will be open again on July 5. The regularly scheduled recycle routes and garbage pickup for businesses will still take place on July 4.

Community birthday calendar available now

The 47th issue of the Williams Lions Club community birthday calendar is here. More information about getting a calendar is available by contacting any Lions Club member or calendar Chair Denis Kirkley at 635-9366.

Calendars are also available from Lion Patty Williams at Williams Wear inside Buck's place at 117 W. Route 66.

The cost is $10 each.

Lions Club meeting 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 Grand Canyon Coffee & Café. Everyone is welcome.

T.O.P.S. meets Thursdays

T.O.P.S. Chapter #0541 Health and Wellness Group in Williams meets Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the North Country Health Care Conference Room, 301 S. Seventh St. More information is available from Patty at (928) 699-2122 or Cathy at (928) 699-7257.

Kiwanis market open

Kiwanis Club's Route 66 Market Place is now open for the summer. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday there will be spaces available to setup to sell your wares. More information is available from Bud at (928) 635 4393.

Choir, band seeks members

The Northern Arizona Choir and Symphonic Band is seeking members. Residents of Ash Fork, Seligman and Williams can join. The choir/band is open to those in grades first through 12th. Joining the choir is free. More information is available from Kathleen Petty at (435) 669-6752.

Community invited to Fourth of July prayer

This year is the 13th year of the Fourth of July community prayer.

Organizers would like to thank everyone who has been a part of this event for the last 12 years by taking time away from the busy Fourth celebration to gather together in union and pray.

All are invited to come to the prayer gathering from 1 to 2 p.m. at the stage in the Visitors Center parking lot on July 4. 

Moms group meets twice a month in Williams

A new moms group has started meeting for play dates the first and third week of the month in Williams. More information is available from Alison Smith at (928) 286-7617 or Rachel Anderson at (928) 707-1688.

Sports physicals available in July

The North Country HealthCare Williams clinic will conduct two days of sports physicals in July to get all student athletes and youth sports participants cleared for the upcoming season.

Sports physicals take approximately 20 minutes and will take place July 22 and July 25. The cost of the physical is $20, insurance companies will not be billed for these, and a parent or guardian needs to accompany those athletes under 18 years of age. Appointments can be made by calling the clinic at (928) 635-4441.

Community members accepting donations for Iannello family

Community members are accepting raffle donations and/or monetary contributions to help the Iannello family who lost their 4-year-old daughter Cora after a brief illness. Any donation would be greatly appreciated to help the family during this tragic time. Donations may be made in Cora's name at any National Bank of Arizona location. Raffle tickets are now on sale. More information about the raffle or making a donation is available from Kendra Edens at (928) 814-6999.

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