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Stockmen’s reports increased quarterly earnings

The Stockmen’s Bank recently announced earnings of $5.45 million for the first three quarters of 2002. This is an increase of more than 36 percent compared to $4 million during the first three-quarters of 2001.

Total assets grew to $633 million from $558 million last year. Deposits rose to $581 million from $513 million last year. Loans increased to $323 million, up from $257 million last year.

The return on average assets was 1.22 percent from the nine months that ended Sept. 30, compared with 1.12 percent in 2001. The return on average equity was 18.09 percent, up from 16.71 percent last year.

The Kingman-based bank operates a branch in Williams.

County hires

new manager

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors announced they have selected a new county manager to fill the position left vacant by former County Manager Dora Harrison. A verbal offer was made to John E. Holmes who accepted the offer. Holmes will officially take over county manager responsibilities on Nov. 20.

Holmes’ most recent position was city manager in Riverside, Calif. Previous positions include chief executive officer for the City of Redlands, Calif.; city manager in Case Grande; economic development director, assistant to the city manager and budget director for the city of Scottsdale; and deputy city manager in Sandusky, Ohio. He has a bachelor of arts in political science.

“His broad experience as a manager of both a small rural area and a large metropolitan city will be very valuable to Coconino County. The board is very enthusiastic about John and the fresh perspective he will bring to county government, especially his innovative approaches to citizen and employee outreach,” said board chairman Liz Archuleta.

Williams Hispanic Forum sponsoring fair and potluck

The Williams Hispanic Forum is sponsoring a community services fair and potluck from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday. The fair will be held at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Avenue.

Representatives from local agencies, including The Guidance Center, Williams Health Care Center, Coconino County Health Department, Coconino County Community Services, Williams Diabetes Association, The Alternative Center and Women, Infants and Children.

A main dish, rice and beans will be provided for the potluck. Community members are encouraged to bring a salad or dessert.

Supervisor Ryan to hold “office hours” in Williams Oct. 25

Coconino County Supervisor Matt Ryan will be holding “office hours” from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 25. The “office” will be located at the county lot, Seventh Street and Railroad Avenue.

Skate competition Nov. 9 in Williams

The fifth annual skate park competition, scheduled for Nov. 9, will be held at “The Shed,” 301 W. Railroad Avenue.

Sign up begins at 10 a.m. Competition will get underway at 11 a.m.

The amateur competition is open to all ages. Four categories include ages 11 and under, ages 12 through 14, ages 15 through 18 and ages 19 and over.

The competition will feature skateboards, inline skates and trick bikes. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. Contestants and spectators will be treated to a free barbecue.

For more information, call 635-1496.

Clean your teeth after Halloween

Adults and children are invited to get their teeth clean in Ash Fork Nov. 1. Cleanings will be provided from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Ash Fork Dental Clinic, 112 Park Avenue.

All services are offered free of charge. Services provided for children include a dental exam, x-rays, teeth cleaning and dental education. Head and neck cancer screening and dental screening will be available for adults.

The Northern Arizona University Dental Hygiene Department and North Country Community Health Care are sponsoring the event.

While walk-ins are welcome, appointments are preferred. To schedule an appointment, call 637-2305 Mondays or Thursdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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