Early ballots will be available for the upcoming Aug. 26 primary election starting on July 31. To request an early ballot by mail, registered voters may call the Coconino County Elections Office at (928) 679-7860, send a written request to Coconino County Elections Office, 110 E. Cherry Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001, or submit an online request at www.coconino.az.gov/elections and click "Early Ballot Request." The deadline to request an early ballot by mail is Aug. 15.
Voters also have the option to sign up for the Permanent Early Voter List (PEVL). If a voter chooses to participate, an early voting ballot for each election in which they are eligible to vote will be sent to them. To review the requirements, visit www.coconino.az.gov/elections, click on "Permanent Early Voting" and download the request form. A voter must submit a written request to be on the PEVL list.
Voters may also vote early at Williams City Hall, 113 S. First St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. More information is available from the Elections Office at (928) 679-7860.
WHS all-class reunion Sept. 5-7
The Williams High School (WHS) class of 1964 will host the annual all-alumni reunion Sept. 5-7. Everyone is invited to attend.
On Sept. 5 a no-host event will take place at Elephant Rocks Golf Course. On Sept. 6 an event will take place at the Legion Hut with dinner catered by the WHS Culinary Arts class. On Sept. 7 at noon a picnic gathering will take place at the Cataract Lake picnic area on Country Club Road.
More information is available from Janet Cothren at firstname.lastname@example.org or (928) 635-2283. Attendees should RSVP by Aug. 28.
WPD earns traffic safety grant
In conjunction with the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the Williams Police Department is announcing the award of a traffic safety grant dedicated to traffic safety use.
The grant has been dedicated to the fifth consecutive year of the Back to School Zone Enforcement Detail scheduled during Aug. 11-18. During this time, the Williams Police Department will strictly enforce the school zones for speed and lane violations. Additionally, seatbelt and child restraint enforcement is a priority in this safety campaign.
The Williams Police Department asks that everyone obey all school signage to keep students safe.
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 email@example.com.
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. The cost is $10 each.
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.
American Legion Auxiliary looking for new members
The American Legion Auxiliary of Williams is looking for new members.
The group meets monthly and supports the American Legion Post No. 13.
More information is available from Carolyn Kleck at (602) 677-2561 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Three movie nights in August at Rec Center
The Williams Recreation Center will put on three movie nights this month: Aug. 6 at 7 p.m., Aug. 20 at 6 p.m., and Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The Rec Center is at 300 W. Railroad Ave. More information is available at (928) 635-1496.
Chamber mixer Aug. 6 at Mountain Ranch Resort
The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce will put on a membership networking mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at Mountain Ranch Resort at Beacon Hill, 6701 E. Mountain Ranch Road. Janine and Frank Rotter will host the mixer and Mayor John Moore will be on hand to cut the red ribbon. The mixer is open to all, and will include appetizers and raffle prizes. The event will benefit the Williams Senior Citizen Meals on Wheels program. More information is available from the chamber at (928) 635-0273.
Chamber mixer Aug. 15 at Community Stage
The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce will put on a membership networking mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Babbitt Polson Community Stage in the Williams and Forest Service Visitors Center parking lot.
Melanie Chavez and the staff from National Bank of Arizona will host the mixer. The mixer is open to all, and will include appetizers and raffle prizes.
The event will benefit the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber Ambassadors program. More information is available from the chamber at (928) 635-0273.
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.
Bountiful baskets fruit and vegetable program available in Williams
Williams residents can get fresh produce at an affordable price through the Bountiful Baskets program. According to the program's flyer, "Bountiful Baskets is a fruit and vegetable buying co-op in which participants pool their money to get the best quality produce at wholesale price." The cost to participate is $15 plus fees, with the option of getting certified organic produce for an additional $10. The selection of produce usually includes apples, bananas, salad greens, and seasonal produce, but varies from week to week. Organizers receive fresh fruits and vegetables every two weeks at the Mercantile Mall, 109 S. Ninth St. Those interested in participating should create an account at www.bountifulbaskets.org, read the FAQs, log on to participate between Monday at noon and Tuesday at 10 p.m. and bring their contribution confirmation to the pickup location.
Golf tourney Aug. 17 at Elephant Rocks
The 25th annual Rick Shipley Honorary Golf Tournament will take place Aug. 17 at Elephant Rocks Golf Course. A shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. will kick off the three-person scramble tournament. The cost is $70 per player or $210 per team. The fee includes golf, cart, lunch and prizes. Proceeds from the tournament benefit all athletic teams in the Williams Unified School District. Entry forms are available in the Elephant Rocks clubhouse. People can also sign up by calling Phillip Echeverria at (928) 635-4474, ext. 226.
Art demonstration Saturday
The Open Studio located at 106 S, 9th Street, Williams will feature Jim Schroeder, a locally known artist, during Saturday's Art Walk Schroeder will put on a painting demonstration between 6-9 p.m. Food and beverages will be served. More information is available at (928) 444-8535.
Free swim days Aug. 9 and Aug. 30
The community is invited to the last two free swim days this season at the Williams Aquatic Center. The free swims take place Aug. 9 and Aug. 30 from noon to 4 p.m. The groups that sponsored this season's free swim days include the American Legion Cordova Post #13, the Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center, the Williams Rotary Club, Grand Canyon Railway, Williams Clean and Beautiful, the Kiwanis Club of Williams, Route 66 Auto Care (Conoco), and the Williams Lions Club. More information is available at (928) 635-1496.