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Halloween carnival Saturday

The Grand Canyon School Halloween Carnival, sponsored by the High School Student Council, will be held on Saturday from 6-9 p.m. in the school's multi-purpose room.

There will be games, food, prizes, a haunted house, and great fun for all. Admission is free, but tickets to play the games and buy food will cost 25 cents each, (several tickets will be needed for each carnival activity). Bring the whole family for an evening of Halloween fun.

If your organization or club would like to run a booth during the carnival, please contact George Haughton at the school. His email address is

georgeh@grandcanyonschool.org or phone at 638-2461, ext 204, or stop by the school after 4 p.m. Booth spaces are $10 each, and any money raised after that is for your organization.

Help fight breast cancer

Grand Canyon Massage, now located at the Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn, is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) with special rates for survivors. For every regular custom massage done in October, $10 will be donated to breast cancer research.

A custom massage is your choice of any combination of the following modalities - Swedish, deep tissue, sports, reflexology, hot stone, herbal foot soak and Reiki.

To make an appointment or for rate information, contact Sparrow at (928) 380-7119 (cell) or (928) 638-8413.

Flu shots arrive at North Country

Flu shots have arrived at North Country HealthCare, 1 Clinic Rd.

For more information, call (928) 638-2551.

Dinner dance tickets available

Tickets are now on sale for Grand Canyon Rotary's annual Holiday Dinner Dance, which will be on Saturday, Dec. 6, at El Tovar.

The cost is $55 per ticket until Nov. 14. After that, they will be $65 each. Rotarians are also selling raffle tickets for $2 each or three for $5.

The event includes one of three menu choices, silent auction, raffles and dancing to music by the Spokes. Dress is formal. The annual Community Leader of the Year award is also announced that evening.

Proceeds primarily go to support various community programs and scholarships, with funding also going toward international Rotary initiatives such as polio eradication.

For more information, for tickets, or to donate a prize to the raffle, contact Lee Metheny at 638-2461, ext. 400.

ADOT plans to burn slash piles

 The Arizona Department of Transportation plans to burn 700 slash piles along State Route 67 and US 89A in the Jacob Lake area. The project is expected to begin this week and will continue through late winter or early spring. Crews will be burning Monday through Thursday weekly. No lane closures will be necessary, but motorists should anticipate drifting smoke across the roadway which may cause reduced visibility.

Booster Club seeks members

The Grand Canyon High School Booster Club is in need of new members to take an active role in athletic and academic events that impact student-athletes.

The club fundraises to help offset financial gaps for travel, food, equipment and college scholarships. New officers are needed to keep this vital club active. This is a chance for you to impact your child, school and community. Everyone is encouraged to get involved. Even if you don't have kids in high school but love sports your help is needed.

There will be a meeting on Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the school multi-purpose room. The one-hour meeting will cover the history of the Booster Club, overview and objectives, recent projects and future of the club.

For information, call Greg Walker 638-2763 or Suzette Streit 638-6485.

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