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Tue, March 31

Around Williams: Week of March 31, 2010
Eat spaghetti, enjoy Opry

The Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner and the Williams Area Habitat for Humanity's Grand Opry Night returns April 9 at the Williams Rodeo Barn.

Dinner will be served 4:30-6:15 p.m. and entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. Fun includes a cakewalk, door prizes, raffles and free popcorn. Water and soda is available for $1 each. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Purchase tickets for both and save money.

The cost for the dinner is $5 for adults and $2 for children under age 12. Donations are requested for dessert. The cost for the Opry is $6 for adults, $3 for seniors and students or $15 for a family of four or more. The cost for both is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students or $30 for a family of four or more.

Entertainers will include the Williams Opry Band, Dakota and Dylan Beavers, Bev Jones, Pamelia LaPaglia, Patrick O'Brien, Joe Pronto, Katie Wamble and Buck Williams.

For more information, call Ruth Sanzari at (928) 635-0386.

Planning begins for 2011 HOG

HOG Rally 2011 proposals are now being accepted. If your business would like to participate or contribute in some way, please contact Sue Atkinson at the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce at (928) 635-0273, ext. 210. The deadline for acceptance is April 30.

Census is hiring

If you are looking for a job, the Census Bureau is hiring for the upcoming 2010 Census. All jobs are temporary and you can either work full- or part-time. Walk-ins are welcome to test on the dates below.

Testing continues at Williams City Hall at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 7, 13 and 16. Testing will be offered at the Ash Fork Community Center at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on April 9 and 15.

The application and testing process will take up to two hours. Two forms of identification are necessary to complete the application process, such as driver's license and social security card.

For more information, call 1-866-861-2010 or (928) 286-5600.

Vendors wanted for spring craft show at Sultana

Vendors are needed for a spring craft show that will be held on May 29 at the Sultana Theater. Proceeds will benefit SAVE MTR Animal Holding Facility in Williams.

For more information, contact Nadine via e-mail at or (928) 637-3789.

Donate blood, win prizes

April 1-30 northern Arizona blood donors can earn Diamondback suite tickets.

Did you know your single donation can save several lives because blood can be separated into components? Donate blood in April to be automatically entered to win one of 25 pairs of suite tickets to see the Diamondbacks take on the San Francisco Giants on May 20.

Blood donations will be accepted 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Seligman High School, 500 N. Main, Seligman; 12:30-5 p.m. April 28 at Ash Fork Schools, 46999 N. Fifth St., Ash Fork; and 9 a.m.-6 p.m.. April 29 at Williams High School, 440 S. Seventh St.

To make an appointment, call 1-877-448-GIVE or visit

Writer's group to meet April 17

Members of the Williams Writer's Group will meet April 17 at the city council chambers, next to the library, in the offices of City Hall. City Hall is located at 113 South First Street across from the post office. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Water will be provided for the one-hour meeting. For more information on the group, call organizer Cosette Riggs at (928) 853-0395.

Lions Club calendar additions

The Williams Lions Club is preparing to send the 2010-2011 Community Birthday Calendar to the printer. If you have any additions, corrections or deletions to the 43rd issue of this Williams tradition, contact your favorite Lion or calendar chair Denis Kirkley at (928) 635-9366. New customers are also welcome to have their family's birthdays and anniversaries listed. Calendars will be sold for $7 each.

Ladies Auxiliary meets tomorrow

The Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Cordova Post No. 13 will meet at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Legion Hall, 425 W. Grant Ave. All members are encouraged to attend.

Teen job fair today

Ongoing monthly career workshops to help local teens will be offered. The next workshop begins at 4 p.m. today at the Masonic Lodge, corner of Route 66 and Third Street.

Learn how to write a resume, business etiquette, how to interview properly, dress for success and more. Refreshments will be served. The event is hosted by Inspirations and the Coconino County Career Center.

Register for kindergarten

Kindergarten registration and screening for the upcoming school year is scheduled for tomorrow from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The screening will take approximately 30-45 minutes. Please bring a certified copy of the child's birth certificate and immunization records at the time of the scheduled appointment. A child must be age 5 by Aug. 31 in order to be considered for kindergarten placement during the 2010-2011 academic year.

Please call Mrs. Dukeman at 635-4428, ext. 316 to schedule an appointment.

Rabies only clinic April 10

The Williams Animal Action Group (WAAG) will hold its 25th Annual Vaccination Clinic at the Williams Rodeo Barn. The clinic will be offered noon-3 p.m. April 10.

The 25th Annual Vaccination Clinic will continue with rabies vaccinations for $6 each, including the certificate. Pet owners can also purchase city dog licenses with proof of current rabies vaccination. City tags are $10 for dogs that are spayed or neutered (bring proof of surgery for females) and $20 for fertile dogs.

The plan is to try to have three lines this year to speed up the paperwork process for the rabies certificate. Here's what you can do to help:

• Leave your dog outside until the paperwork is completed.

• Bring your old rabies certificate. It has most of the information WAAG needs .

• Bring exact change if possible.

• Let WAAG volunteers know right away if your dog has "an accident" so the area can be cleaned and sterilized.

The first rabies shot a pet gets is good for one year. After that, they are good for three years. If your pet's last three-year rabies shot was 2007, it's due for a booster.

For more information, call Kali Kaliche at (928) 635-2595.

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