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Around Williams: week of Aug. 13
Williams-Grand Canyon News

Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center golf tournament Sept. 13

Registration forms are available for the Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center (FWAC) golf tournament at Elephant Rocks Golf Course or from any FWAC board member.

The tournament will take place on Sept. 13. The two-person scramble tournament will have an 8:30 a.m. shot gun start. Fun, prizes, and a delicious barbecue lunch will be available to participants.

Those who do not wish to play can support the Friends by sponsoring a hole for $100.

Early ballots available now for August primary

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 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, 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.

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

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

Two more movie nights in August at Rec Center

The Williams Recreation Center will put on two more movie nights this month: 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 Friday 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.

Volunteer tax preparer training available

In 2013, Coconino County Community Service, in partnership with United Way of Northern Arizona, initiated a community service program. For the 2014 tax season, Community Services prepared tax returns for 214 limited income residents of Coconino County. These returns brought in $143,332 back into the pockets of county residents, which included $47,463 of Earned Income Tax Credits.

Community Services will provide tax preparation services again for the upcoming tax season from January through mid-April of 2015. Training will be provided for volunteer tax preparers, greeters and screeners. Those who would like to volunteer for the program in the Williams area and help our community should contact Barbara Frakes or Norma Gallegos at Community Services at (928) 679-7425.

Community Fund raffle on through Sept. 15

The Gallery in Williams is a proud partner of The Greater Williams Community Fund. They sponsor a raffle every six weeks with the proceeds going to the fund. The present raffle is a feather metal sculpture by Tom Williams. People can stop by and purchase tickets for a chance to win this beautiful piece of art. Tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10. The drawing will be on Sept. 15. The Gallery in Williams is at 145 W. Route 66.

The Greater Williams Community Fund would like to thank the following businesses for their participation in the June 14 Founders' Day: Boutique 66, Camp Civitan, Canyon Pets, Grand Canyon Coffee & Café LLC and Red Raven Restaurant. Without your help, we could not increase our grant money giving. Thank you!

Market on Saturday

The Saturday Market takes place this Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the porch of The Open Studio at 106 S, 9th Street. Vendors will sell homemade, handmade and homegrown local honey, Arizona pecans and produce, baked and canned goods, jewelry, baskets, wooden bowls and many more. More information is available at (928) 444-8535.

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 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, 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.

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 or (928) 635-2283. Attendees should RSVP by Aug. 28.

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