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10/1/2013 10:33:00 AM
Around Williams: week of Oct. 2
Williams-Grand Canyon News

Affordable Care Act information meeting Oct. 13

Community members can learn more about the Affordable Care Act at a presentation on Oct. 13. The presentation will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. in Walker Hall at St. John's Episcopal-Lutheran Church, on the corner of Second Street and Grant Avenue. Dr. Scott Deasey and Dr. Cathy Deasey will discuss enrollment, eligibility and benefits under the act.

Flu shots available Oct. 22 at Williams clinic

Flu shots will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave. The Coconino County Public Health Services District and the Williams Senior Center are putting on the vaccination clinic. The cost for adults is $25 and the cost for children 18 and younger is $15. No appointments are necessary, and no one will be denied service because of an inability to pay. The clinic will accept cash and check payment or insurance. More information is available at (928) 679-7300 or 1-877-679-7272.

Bill Williams Mountain Men dinner Oct. 5

The Bill Williams Mountain Men are putting on their annual dinner and drawing at the Sultana Theater. The event is Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $150, and the group is only selling 125. Tickets include prime rib dinners for two and one entry into the drawing. The group has been doing the drawing for more than 28 years. Attendees can win as much as $5,000 in the raffle drawings. More information is available at (928) 635-5930 or (602) 819-5718.

Hunter education class

An Arizona Hunter Education class will take place in Williams at the Rodeo Barn. The Range Day class is Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There is a cap of 30 students for the class and a total of 10 online field day students.

The cost is $5 per person.

More information is available from John Miller at (928) 635-4330 or (928) 853-2318.

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, corner of Route 66 and Fourth St.

Italian dinner at St. Joseph Church Oct. 4

St. Joseph Catholic Church will serve an Italian meal at 6 p.m. Friday at Ninth St. and Grant Ave. The dinner will include lasagna, both meat and vegetarian, Italian suasage and peppers, tossed salad, Italian bread, beverage and dessert for $5 per person

Basketball is back at the Williams Rec Center

The Williams Recreation Center will offer two free recreational opportunities. 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.

The city of Williams Recreation Center sponsors the programs with financial assistance from the Williams Unified School District through the Arizona Parents Commission on Drug Education and Prevention Grant.

Senior Thrift Store sale every second Thursday

The Senior Center Thrift Store will have a sale every second Thursday of each month. Books are 10 cents and shoes are 25 cents to $3. The store features a Summer Clothes Special the first week in October.

Williams Kiwanis Route 66 Swap Meet

The Williams Kiwanis Swap Meet is open every weekend through October. The Kiwanis Club invites all vendors to participate, including antiques and arts and crafts vendors. The club also welcomes church fundraisers and garage sales at the meet. Vendor spots are $10 per day or $25 for the weekend. The swap meet takes place on West Route 66 at the west end of town. More information is available at (928) 635-4393.

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.

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. More information is available from Kathleen Petty at (435) 669-6752.

Community birthday calendars available

The 46th issue of the Williams Lions Club Community Birthday Calendar is available. Calendars are available by contacting any club member or by calling Denis Kirkley at (928) 635-9366.

Kiwanis cord of wood raffle tickets available

Williams Kiwanis is raffling off a cord of wood with the proceeds to benefit youth scholarships.

Tickets are $5 or five for $20 and are available at the Williams Rec Center, Superior Propane and at most community events.

More information is available at (928) 699-9036.

Lions Club meetings 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 Denny's. Everyone is welcome.

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. Targets are available at the range for a small donation. Membership forms are available on the website. More information is available from Vicki Andros at (928) 635-1420.

Folklorico dancing open to community

Folklorico dance classes meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Williams Rodeo Barn. All community members are welcome to attend. More information is available from Armando Padilla at (928) 380-4637.

City dog licenses available

Dog owners may purchase 2013 dog licenses at City Hall or the Williams Police Department. City Ordinance 6-10.10 requires that all dogs be licensed if living within city limits. Dog owners must renew licenses annually and licenses are good through Dec. 31. Owners must provide proof of current rabies vaccination and alteration. The cost for altered dogs is $10 if purchased between April 1 and Dec. 31. The cost for unaltered dogs is $25.

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.

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