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Tue, Sept. 21

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 today 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.

Chamber seeks nominees for executive board

The Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce Executive Board is seeking nominees for four seats on the board. Nominees must be received by Nov. 15. The election by mail only will be held in December.

The Chamber's Executive Board consists of nine members. Terms of office are two years, and an election is held annually to elect a portion of the board.

Nominees must represent a Grand Canyon or Tusayan business. The business must be a full-fledged member of the chamber in good standing and only one person per business is allowed to serve on the board at one time. Nominees must include a short biography of the potential candidate. All candidates must confirm they are willing and able to serve on the board and must sign a statement of willingness to serve. Statements are available at the chamber's office 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The board meets monthly. Board members are required to attend the meetings regularly. Nominations can be brought to the chamber's office or mailed to the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 3007, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023.

For more information, contact the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce at (928) 638-2901 or visit

Celebrate Halloween at Canyon Star

The crew at the Canyon Star Restaurant at The Grand Hotel welcomes all to a Halloween celebration Friday. The Canyon Star is located three miles south of the Grand Canyon Park Entrance.

Enjoy Halloween-themed fun from 9 p.m.-midnight. A DJ spinning the hottest music in northern Arizona will be on hand throughout the evening. There is no cover charge and drink specials and half-priced appetizers will be available. Dress up for the costume contest. See you there!

Forest Service to host employment workshop

The Kaibab and Coconino National Forests will host a workshop for Tusayan area residents on applying for Forest Service jobs. The workshop will be held from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Grand Canyon School in Grand Canyon National Park, 1 Boulder St.

Interested citizens can visit anytime during the three-hour workshop to receive guidance and training on applying for permanent and seasonal Forest Service jobs. Current employees will be available to help lead individuals through the application process.

The workshop is intended for anyone interested in applying for Forest Service jobs. However, to be considered for employment, applicants must be 18 years of age or older at the time they begin work.

"This is for anyone who has thought about working for the Forest Service, whether it be here in the local Tusayan area or anywhere across the country," said Heather McRae, a forester on the Tusayan Ranger District and the workshop coordinator.

For more information, contact McRae at (928) 635-8232 or

Two seats open on school board

The Coconino County Superintendent of Schools is seeking residents interested in an appointment to the Grand Canyon School Board.

Because there were three open seats on the board and only one candidate who filed, the other two seats will be filled by appointment. Potential board members must be registered to vote in Coconino County and must have lived within the district for at least a year.

To be considered, write a letter of interest to Cecilia Owen, Coconino County School Superintendent, 110 East Cherry Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ 86001. For more information, call her office at (800) 559-9289 or (928) 779-6591.

Clinic offers night of fright

North Country HealthCare invites all to their Annual Halloween Party 3-6 p.m. on Friday.

Parents are welcome to bring their little ghouls and goblins for fun and safe trick-or-treating. In addition to an evening of fright on Halloween Night, the Haunted Clinic will give out candy, stickers and other treats. There will be lots of prizes for games and a costume contest for children.

The clinic is offered at 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.

Spooky Halloween Walk offers thrills

Get into the Halloween spirit and join the Rec Center in a Spooky Halloween walk tomorrow. The walk starts at 6 p.m. at the Rec Center.

Visit all the ghoulish houses entered into the decorating contest with maps provided by the Rec Center. Afterwards, enjoy a party with music and dancing. The winner of the house decorating contest will be announced.

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