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Around Williams: Week of Oct. 6, 2010
School board candidate forum today

A school board candidate forum will be held at 7 p.m. today in the Williams Elementary-Middle School library, 601 N. Seventh St. The forum is sponsored by the Williams Education Association.

Participating candidates are Kristi Fredrickson, Cole Orozco and Bud Parenteau. Meet the candidates and get to know where they stand on issues the school district is facing.

Diabetes support offered tomorrow

The Williams Diabetes Support Group will meet at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave.

The interactive meeting is free to all that want to know more about diabetes. Speaker Sara Pinson will discuss using food labels to make the best choices.

For more information, call Rose Marie Rincon at (928) 635-4897.

Williams Own fundraiser set for Saturday

Williams Own is hosting a fundraising dinner and show Saturday at the Sultana Theater, 301 W. Route 66. Dinner will be served 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Dinner includes your choice of prime rib or chicken and costs $25 per person.

Proceeds will benefit a project to raise money for a permanent veterans' memorial in Williams. To find out more, call Danny Harness at (928) 635-1184.

Artisan Fair Saturday in Ash Fork

The Ash Fork Historical Society is sponsoring an Artisan Fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday at the Ash Fork Centennial Park. Vendors are still welcome and applications can be picked up at the Ash Fork Water Company or Ash Fork Museum.

Booths are $10 and will be located outside. No electricity is available. The deadline to sign up is Sept. 30. For more information, contact Yvonne Gorniak at (928) 637-2240.

Fundraiser for Parker today

A barbecue fundraiser on behalf of Eddie Parker will be held 5-7 p.m. today at Cureton Park. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be sold while Parker performs live with his aerosol spray artwork.

Parker is auditioning for America's Got Talent in Denver, Colo. Oct. 9-10. Parker is raising funds by selling his artwork. Anyone interested can send an e-mail to to receive a list of paintings available for sale.

The barbecue is sponsored by the Williams Alliance and WUSD CLC. To find out more about the barbecue, contact Anna Dick at (928) 635-9645.

Haunted house, party on Oct. 30

A haunted house and Halloween party open to all will be held 6-9 p.m. Oct. 30 at the skate park and Williams Recreation Center, 301 W. Route 66.

The haunted house will be scary and is not for young children. The Halloween party offers fun for the whole family with a cake walk, crafts, games and goodies for all.

For more information or to find out how you can help, call (928) 635-1486 or (928) 635-6784.

Vendors needed

Vendors are needed for the Seventh Annual Holiday Craft show. The show runs 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Sultana Theater, 301 W. Route 66.

Business owners and individuals who would like to donate items for the raffle following the tree lighting will be greatly appreciated.

For more information, please call Nadine at (928) 525-6665 or e-mail at

Kiwanis wants your used coats

The Williams Kiwanis Club is conducting a coat drive. The club is seeking used coats in good condition to be distributed to those in need throughout winter. Coats can be left during normal business hours at the Williams Recreation Center and Williams Realty. Ogden's Cleaners in Flagstaff will clean the coats prior to distribution.

Rural home loans available

The United States Department of Agriculture is offering rural home loans locally. Applicants must meet income limits.

Eligible applicants must have steady and dependable income; be unable to obtain conventional credit to meet housing needs; have suitable credit; and, cannot own a suitable home.

To find out more, call Freddie Hatathlie at (928) 774-2401, ext. 108.

Moonset Pit open Oct. 16

Moonset Pit will be open Oct. 16 to allow residents to deposit forest debris from their private property. The pit is located on National Forest land just west of the Parks community off old Route 66.

Fire personnel and community volunteers will staff the pit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to ensure access and prevent disposal of unauthorized materials. Only natural, woody debris from private property can be deposited.

Illegal dumping at Moonset Pit has been a major problem. Pit abuses include dumping items other than natural, woody debris and dumping outside of the pit when the gate is closed. Please help us continue to offer this community service by using the pit appropriately.

For more information please call Sherwood Forest Estates fire chief Wayne Marx at (928) 607-3005 or Ray Raetzel at (928) 635-0059.

Golf tournament benefits animals

A two-person scramble golf tournament begins at 10 a.m. Sunday at Elephant Rocks Golf Course. Proceeds benefit SAVE.

SAVE is a non-profit organized to build and maintain, through volunteers and donations, a holding facility for Williams' unwanted dogs. The goal is to keep unwanted dogs locally and place them in loving homes in our own community. This is the first golf tournament, which organizers hope to hold annually to help raise funds to build, and then maintain, this facility.

The entry fee of $70 per person includes green fees/cart, closest to the pin on all par threes, raffle tickets with wonderful prizes, lunch following golf and a tax-deductible donation to -SAVE- of $8.

To register, for more information or to make a donation, contact Robynn Eckel, founder of SAVE, at (928) 635-4726.

Forest Service announces closures

The Williams Ranger District office will be closed on three occasions next week. If you plan to visit the office, pleased be advised of the following dates and times the office will be closed -

• Monday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (in observance of Columbus Day).

• Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (for an employee meeting).

• Oct. 15, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (for an employee meeting).

The office will be open regular business hours (Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) except for the days listed above. For more information, please contact the Williams Ranger Station at (928) 635-5600.

Join Dancing Grannies

Dancing Grannies meet at 1 p.m. each Wednesday at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave. The group welcomes new members.

Rifle course Oct. 30-31

The Juniper Woods Gun Club is sponsoring a long range precision rifle/Hunter Marksman course on Oct. 30-31. The class will consist of gun handling skills, positional shooting with lots of trigger time with distances out to 400 yards. Instructors for the course are from Michael's Consulting. The class will be 8 hours per day and will start at 8 a.m.

The cost for the two-day course is $225 and is limited to 15 shooters. Call Steve Edgar at (928) 308-3488 for additional information and to sign up for the class.

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