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Myers sign books

Sunday at GCNP

GC VILLAGE — Authors Thomas Myers will be signing copies of the recently-released book, “Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon” Sunday afternoon at Canyon View Information Plaza.

That same day at 6 p.m., Myers will be at the Community Building in the village for a presentation to be followed by another book signing for the local community.

The book spans the era of visitation from the first river exploration in 1869 to the most recent unfortunate situations into early 2001. The accounts of 550 people who met untimely deaths at Grand Canyon are chronicled.

Baptist Bible

school coming

GC VILLAGE — Grand Canyon Baptist Church is sponsoring Vacation Bible School for children ages 4 to sixth-graders, the Rev. Paul Kinnison announced.

The program will run July 16-19 from 8:30 a.m.-noon each of those four days. The theme this year is “Truth Trackers and the Secret of the Stone Tablets.”

Kinnison said a team of older youth and adults from Swartz, La., will be leading the Vacation Bible School with assistance from Grand Canyon Baptist Church members.

For information, call Kinnison at 638-2790 or Lee Ann Johnson at 638-0816.

Children's shots

clinic scheduled

FLAGSTAFF — The Coconino County Department of Health Services will stage a children's walk-in immunization clinic this coming Tuesday at Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

Children's immunization clinics offer shots for diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, Hib (meningitis), polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chicken pox and pneumococcal.

Immunizations are given according to the recommendation of the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Tuberculosis skin tests are also available and hepatitis B vaccinations are given through 18 years of age (series must be started before child is 19 for vaccinations to be free).

For the chicken pox vaccine, it is recommended that it be given to children who have never had chicken pox, beginning at 12 months of age up through 18 years of age.

Children's immunization records should be brought to all county clinics.

Relay for Life

fights cancer

WILLIAMS — Neighboring communities such as Grand Canyon and Tusayan are welcomed to join the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, scheduled for July 20-21 at Williams High School.

Join teams of 10-15 walking and running enthusiasts from area companies, organizations and neighborhoods who are raising money to support the fight against cancer.

Participants do not need to be on the track for the full 12 hours of the event and during time off the track can enjoy food, fun and festivities.

Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society's nationwide signature activity. Nearly 3,000 relays will take place this year across the country. Small communities such as Williams compete to see who can raise the most money.

One way to contribute is by purchasing a luminaria. At dark on the night of the Relay for Life, the luminarias will be lit and left burning in honor cancer survivors and those who've lost the battle to cancer.

For those interested in forming a team, sponsoring an event or purchasing a luminaria, call Carol DeLander at 928-635-4426 or Megan McCullough at 928-526-3800.

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