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Legislative forum set for this Friday

A legislative forum will begin at noon Jan. 17 at Max & Thelma’s Restaurant. Williams civic and business leaders will meet with State legislators to discuss issues important to northern Arizona and Williams.

The forum is an opportunity to learn how current state budget issues will impact our schools and youth services. State Representatives Tom O’Halleran and Lucy Mason will be available to discuss future goals for education in Arizona.

The meeting’s format will allow a few predetermined questions for the officials, followed by questions from the audience.

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth and the Williams Unified School District to put on the forum.

Lunch will be served. Those who are having lunch are asked to arrive at 11:30 a.m. and be seated by noon.

Girl Scouts now accepting cookie orders in Williams

Two Williams Girl Scout troops are selling cookies now until Jan. 26. Girls from Junior and Cadet Troop #1747 and Brownie Troop #2616 are taking orders for cookies that will be delivered after Feb. 20.

Girl Scout cookies are $3 per box. Proceeds from the sale benefit both local troops and are used to fund various activities enjoyed by the girls.

If you would like to purchase cookies and have not been contacted, you can order cookies by calling Joyce McNelly at 635-4622 or Gail Durnez at 635-9586.

Parks family needs assistance

A family residing in Parks lost their home and its contents to a house fire Jan. 6. The family includes four children.

The family is in need of food and financial assistance.

For more information, contact the Parks Feed & Mercantile at 635-1310.

Receive a

fresh-start free

The American Cancer Society will host FRESHSTART, a free counseling and support program for tobacco users that are ready to quit on Wednesday evenings beginning today. Participants enrolled in this program or referred to the Arizona’s Smokers helpline may be eligible to receive vouchers good for a limited supply of nicotine replacement therapy. Meetings will be held from 6-7 p.m. at the Williams Healthcare Center. Please contact Mary Case at 635-4441 or the American Cancer Society at 526-3800 for more information.

Vet clinic in Williams Jan. 28

Plateauland Mobile Veterinary Clinic will be in Williams from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 28. The clinic will be held at the city parking lot.

Low cost spay and neuter surgeries and vaccinations will be offered. To schedule a surgery, call 1-888-241-9731 or 226-9312.

Relay for Life first meeting Jan. 29

The Williams Relay for Life will hold its first meeting of the year at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at Rosa’s Cantina.

For more information, call Carol DeLander at 635-4426.

County rabies clinic scheduled for Feb. 1

The Coconino County Department of Health Services will sponsor a rabies clinic on Feb. 1 from 1-4 p.m. The clinic will be located at the Coconino Humane Association, 3501 E. Butler Ave. in Flagstaff. The public is invited and encouraged to have their pets vaccinated.

Local veterinarians volunteer their services for the day and charge only for the vaccines. Rabies vaccinations cost $6. The clinic will also offer other canine vaccines. Dog licenses and spay/neuter vouchers valued at $30 will also be available at the clinic.

Arizona State law requires all dogs to be properly vaccinated and licensed.

Rabies is an infectious disease that affects the nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord of animals and humans. It is caused by a virus present in the saliva of infected animals and is transmitted to humans through contact with the live virus.

For more information, contact Coconino County Animal Management at 226-2717.

Habitat for Humanity to hold fund-raisers

The Williams Habitat for Humanity is hosting two fund-raising events in February. Proceeds from the events will be placed in the group’s building fund.

Williams Habitat acquired two building lots in December. The group hopes to begin construction of a house this year. A minimum of $50,000 is needed to begin construction.

Williams Habitat will be constructing a storage building for the Williams Rotary Club. The Rotarians will pay the group to build the building.

The storage building will be constructed at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 18 at Old Trails, 616 N. Airport Rd. Anyone who would like to help build the shed is invited to attend.

A grand opry night, featuring live country western entertainment, will be held on Feb. 28. The fun begins at 7 p.m. in the Williams Elementary-Middle School auditorium.

Admission is $3 for adults and $1.50 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Phil or Ruth Sanzari at 635-0386.

Mission seeks donations

The Sunshine Rescue Mission and Hope Cottage has an urgent need for cold weather clothing and blankets.

Items needed include coats, caps, gloves, boots, sweaters, socks and blankets. All sizes are needed, both new and used.

Items can be delivered to 124 S. San Francisco St. in Flagstaff. For more information or to arrange for pick-up, call 774-3512.

Open gym

available

Open gym style basketball for high school students and adults are held Tuesday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Williams Elementary-Middle School gymnasium.

Open gym style volleyball for high school students and adults are held from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings at the WEMS gym.

For more information, contact Rose Newbold at 635-1496.

Diabetes support group will meet Feb. 6

The Williams Diabetes Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave.

The group conducts meetings the first Thursday of each month. The Williams Diabetes Support Group was formed to help inform and educate individuals on how to better care for themselves while adjusting to diabetes. In addition to offering support, the group has free brochures available from the American Diabetes Association.

For more information, contact Larry or Rose Marie Rincon at 635-4897.

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