Around Williams

Flu shots still available

The Williams Health Care Center is following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for the prevention and control of influenza for the 2002-03 flu season. These recommendations include the optimal timing for high risk groups and for those who are not at risk of complications from the flu.

Vaccinations are still available at the WHCC.

“It’s not too late for flu shots,” said Cindy Christman, director of WHCC.

Vaccinations can be given through December, she said.

Vaccinations are given at the WHCC Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30-5 p.m.

The cost is $12. The WHCC staff will bill the cost of the vaccination to Medicare and other contracted health plans.

For more information, contact the WHCC at 635-4441.

Bell ringers

needed

The Williams branch of the Salvation Army needs volunteer bell ringers for its December fund-raising drive. Donations are crucial and benefit local residents in need. All funds raised remain in Williams.

Anyone who wants to volunteer or make an early donation can contact Linda Russell at 635-4419 or Carol DeLander at 635-4426.

Sale of puppies benefits toy drive

Neighbors Helping Neighbors, along with First Baptist Church, the Williams Police Department, Inspired Originals, Wicks, Wax and Wonders, the Red Lake Store and Gifts and Avon Collectibles is selling stuffed puppies as gifts for children in need.

The stuffed puppies may be purchased for $16.99 and will be given to whomever you choose. Proceeds from the sales will go toward additional toys to be given to needy children in the area.

For more information, contact Virginia Quinn at 635-0677.

ESA seeking names

ESA is seeking names and addresses of Williams servicemen and women. The group plans to send Christmas boxes to those serving our country. The boxes are packed and shipped the first part of December.

Contact Dorothy Miller at 635-4330, Carol DeLander at 635-4426, Rosie Brown at 635-2427, Susan Brown at 635-9455, or leave your information at National Bank.

Food bank

seeking donations

With the holidays here, the Williams Emergency Food Bank is seeking non-perishable food items to be distributed to families during the holiday season. Many items are still needed to complete Thanksgiving food boxes.

Items needed include canned goods, non-perishable items, dry goods, turkeys and hams.

Donations can be dropped off at the food bank, 529 W. McPherson Ave., by Nov. 27.

For more information, contact Georgia Bowman at 635-9385.

Legion assists with food donations

The American Legion Cordova Post #13 is assisting Community Services Director Millie Reed in collecting food for Christmas boxes.

Last year, 93 Christmas food boxes were prepared and distributed by community services, said Reed.

“We want to have plenty of food for everyone at Christmas,” said Reed.

Non-perishable food items can be left at the Legion Hall, 425 W. Grant Ave., the Safeway KTVK garbage can or at the senior center, 850 W. Grant Ave.

For more information, contact Reed at 635-2628.

Homemakers

host bazaar Dec. 7

The Aspen Homemakers Annual Christmas Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7. The event will be staged at the Williams Elementary-Middle School cafeteria, 601 N. Seventh Street.

Crafters from the area will offer many wares including gift items, home decorations, seasonal items and baked goods.

Aspen Homemakers is a non-profit women’s club that raises money through the bazaar and other fundraisers throughout the year. Proceeds from the group’s events fund scholarships for graduating high school seniors along with other charitable organizations like a women’s shelter and Williams school nurses needs.

Crafters and vendors can reserve a table for $10 by calling Lori Edes at 635-3024 or 635-4963.

Legion serves Thanksgiving

The American Legion Cordova Post 13 is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner at 2 p.m. Nov. 28. The dinner will be served at the legion hall, 425 W. Grant Avenue.

A limited quantity of meals will be available for veterans and members of the post only. Delivery will be available for those who are homebound.

For more information, call the post at 635-4447.

Cedar chest

tickets available

The Williams Volunteer Women are selling raffle tickets for a beautiful a cedar chest filled with linens. The prize is valued at $500. The chest will be on display in the lobby of the Arizona Public Service Co. until Dec. 6.

Tickets are $1 or six for $5. Tickets can be purchased at APS or from any WVW member.

The drawing will be held during the Mountain Village Holiday Craft Fair Dec. 7. The winning ticket will be drawn and the winner announced at 4 p.m. that day.

For more information, contact WVW President Diana Croteau.

Plateauland in Williams today

Plateauland Mobile Veterinary Clinic will be in Williams Nov. 20 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at the city parking lot. Vaccinations will be offered from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. only. No appointment is necessary for vaccinations.

Self-defense

classes underway

The Williams Police Department is sponsoring “In Chungman” Kung Fu self-defense classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m., at the Williams Elementary-Middle School.

The classes are offered to children and parents of all ages. To join, each member must donate time to some type of community service, such as raking someone’s yard or picking up trash.

Russell Inman, 8th degree black belt, will be the class instructor.

For more information, call WPD Officer Mike Russell at 635-4461.

Collect box tops for education

Students at the Williams Elementary-Middle School are collecting “Box Tops for Education.” Box tops from General Mills products are worth 10 cents each, said Cookie Dent, coordinator for the fundraiser.

You can participate by sending box tops to school with your child. Box tops can also be left in the WEMS office, Safeway or the Williams Senior Center.

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