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3/18/2014 10:10:00 AM
Around Williams: week of March 19
Williams-Grand Canyon News


Sign code public meeting scheduled for March 20 and 27

Two additional public hearings are scheduled regarding the city of Williams' proposed revisions to the sign code.

The Historic Preservation Commission put on a public hearing March 11.

Now the Planning and Zoning Commission will put on a public hearing March 20 at 7 p.m. and the Williams City Council will put on a public hearing and may rule on the proposed sign code on March 27 at 7 p.m.

The public hearings take place in the city council chambers at 113 S. First St. Verbal and written comments are welcome at all hearings.

The draft of the revised sign code is available at the city's website, www.williamsaz.gov.

More information is available from Chief Building Official Tim Pettit at (928) 635-4451, ext. 208 or Planner Harry Holmes at (928) 635-4451 ext. 215.

Spring dinner and bingo fundraiser March 29 in Parks

The Parks Area Connection will put on a spring dinner and bingo fundraiser on March 29 at the Maine Consolidated School gym (one quarter mile north of Route 66 on Spring Valley Road in Parks, Ariz., I-40 exit 178).

Hot dogs and accompaniments will be available at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. The suggested donation is $5 for dinner and one bingo card (additional bingo cards will be available for a donation). All proceeds benefit the Parks Area Connection.

More information is available from Dianne Dietrich at (928) 607-9048 or Joanie Raetzel at (928) 635-0059.

March for Meals pancake breakfast March 29

The Coconino Community Services March for Meals pancake breakfast takes place March 29 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Williams Senior Center, 850 West Grant (next to Safeway).

All proceeds benefit the Williams Senior Nutrition program and donations are appreciated.

Coconino County, NACOG, the city of Williams and the Greater Williams community Fund sponsor the event.

Little League tryouts March 22 and 29

Little League tryouts take place March 22 and March 29 at the Little League field from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Tryouts are only for majors 9-12 year old baseball and softball players who were not previously on a team. All majors must try out for team placement. All players must attend at least one day of tryouts. Registration takes place on both days from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The registration fee is $40.

More information is available by emailing williamslittleleague@gmail.com or from Luci at (928) 266-2479.

Chamber mixer March 28

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce will put on a networking mixer March 28 from 5-7 p.m. Max Bishop of Coconino County Community Services will play host to the mixer at Wild West Junction, 321 E. Route 66. The mixer will feature appetizers and raffle prizes and will benefit the March for Meals program. More information is available at (928) 635-0273.

Corned beef and cabbage dinner Saturday

A corned beef and cabbage dinner plus dessert in honor of St. Patrick's Day takes place Saturday at the Community United Methodist Church at Second Street and Sherman Avenue.

Dinner is from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. or until the food is gone.

The Sisters in Spirit are sponsoring the dinner. Free will donations will be accepted.

Take out will be available

Rabies vaccination clinic April 5

The 29th annual W.A.A.G. rabies vaccination clinic takes place April 5 at the Williams Rodeo Barn.

80s Reunion planning meeting March 29

The Williams High School class of the 80s reunion will take place July 4 and 5.

The next reunion planning meeting is scheduled for March 29 at noon at Denny's lounge. More information is available from Shawna Standal at (928) 486-7840 or Pimi Barrozo-Bennett at (928) 853-7784.

Those who would like to be on the email list for updates may email Robin Eddingfield Oothoudt at Robin.Oothoudt@yavapai.us.

Updates are also available on the group's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/538818339540817/.

Bingo starts in Ash Fork

The American Legion, Post 57, Ash Fork is glad to announce that bingo will resume at the American Legion Post at 47006 N. Third Street, Ash Fork. Bingo will be on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.

Doors open at noon and games begin at 1 p.m. Single game sheets are $1 and packets of 10 games are $10. More information is available from the American Legion Post at (928) 637-2254.

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.

Kiwanis seeks craft fair vendors

The Williams Kiwanis Club is seeking vendors for its first "Gateway to the Grand Canyon Arts and Crafts Fair" May 16-17.

The fair will be at the rodeo grounds on Rodeo Road. On May 16 the fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on May 17 the fair will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kiwanis will sell lunch on May 16, breakfast on May 17 and drinks and desserts on both days.

Vendors must display handmade or significantly embellished items, not commercial or food items.

Kiwanis has unlimited outdoor spaces available for $50. Applications are due by May 1.

This fair is a fundraiser for the Williams Kiwanis Club with all proceeds from vendor rent, food/drink sales and auction items to benefit Williams area children through scholarships and other activities.

Applications are available from Cathy at (928) 216-0316 or schlechtcp@gmail.com.

Fire Department seeks to help those without smoke alarms

The Williams Fire Department would like to help anyone that is need of a CO2 alarm, smoke alarm or fire extinguisher for residents' homes. Those who are in need may contact Williams City Hall at (928) 635-4451.

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.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary accepting new members

The Matthew James Broehm Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12128 in Williams is seeking new members for the Ladies Auxiliary. Current members of another post are welcome to transfer. New members must have served in a foreign war or qualify through eligible family members. The post meets every second Thursday of the month at 117 W. Route 66, Suite 190 in Williams. More information is available from Rose Yaw at (928) 635-4775.

2014 dog licenses available

Licenses are available for purchase at city hall or the Williams Police Department. Cost is $5 for altered dogs if purchased between now and March 31. Cost is $10 for altered dogs if purchased after March 31 and December 31. Unaltered dogs are $25 dollars. Dog owners must bring proof of current rabies vaccination and alteration at time of purchase.

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.

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.

March for Meals pancake breakfast March 29

The Coconino Community Services March for Meals pancake breakfast takes place March 29 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Williams Senior Center, 850 West Grant (next to Safeway).

All proceeds benefit the Williams Senior Nutrition program and donations are appreciated.

Coconino County and the Feinstein Foundation sponsor the event.

New 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. Monday, March 17 they will have a St. Patrick's Day party for moms with children preschool age and younger. The group will meet at Canyon Chapel across from the high school at 9:30 a.m. The event will include a craft, a game, a story, and a snack for the kids, and coffee and a treat for the moms as well.

More information is available from Alison Smith at (928) 286-7617 or Rachel Anderson at (928) 707-1688. The group is also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/WilliamsParentsGroup/.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff (BBBSF) is looking for individuals that have a passion for community service. BBBSF 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.

Dancing Divas practice Friday

The Dancing Divas meet each Friday from 9-10 a.m. at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave.

This free dance group gets together to learn various types of dance such as western, jazz, ethnic and tap.

More information is available from Barb Brydenthal at (928) 310-4459.


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