Articles Archive for April 2010
About Town »
A kid’s eye-view of the White Mountains
by Ashly Wintersmith, junior reporter, age 11
As many of you regular Kidsview readers know, a few months ago (November, to be exact), I wrote an article on art and how a lot of kids don’t appreciate it. Now, since the Show Low Main Street Farmers’ Market & Art Walk (put on by my mom, in case you didn’t know) is coming up (opening day is May 15th—mark your calendars!), this month I’m going to focus on art’s frequent comrade: crafts.
When most people think of …
Travels and Trails »
Submitted by the White Mountain Nature Center
Twenty-seven educators, representing fifteen different schools, participated this past Saturday in the Mountain Naturalist Educators Workshop. The workshop was a joint venture of the White Mountain Wildlife and Nature Center, Audubon Arizona, the Arizona Game and Fish Department, and the Navajo County School Superintendent’s Office. Highlights of the all-day session included Cathy Wise, from Audubon Arizona, presenting the Science Takes Wings program, Lannie Gillespie, the Navajo County Education Service Agency Director, discussing the Navajo County Wetlands Planning Grant, and Eric Proctor (shown above), from …
Good Stuff »
“Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Arizona thanks the White Mountain communities, businesses and individuals who supported our Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2010 Event. You make the difference. We recognize that success is not only measured by the bottom line, but by the friendships created and the support offered by individuals and businesses who took the time to not only give monetarily, but came out and participated with us. We look forward to your participation in future events. Thank you.”
-Jinger Dike, Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Arizona (at right pictured …
Our Animal Friends »
Are you looking for an outlet for your active dog? Do you think your dog has what it takes to be an athlete? Is your dog smart? First Dog Sports can introduce you and your four-legged companion to a range of activities commonly referred to as dog sports.
First Dog Sports was created by a group of dog agility enthusiasts to promote dog sports in the White Mountains. Although members are active primarily in agility training and competition, often competing in DOCNA, USDAA, and AKC events, many members have been involved …
Our Animal Friends »
Aspen Ridge Animal Hosptial will host an open house on Saturday May 15th from 9 am to noon. This event will feature tours, information, demonstrations, raffles, freebies, food and drink and more. For more information, please contact 928-537-4000.
Our Animal Friends »
Dr. Elizabeth Ellis
Springtime is here and with the warm weather come the mosquitoes. Although the common misconception is that we don’t have heartworms in this area, they have increasingly become more prevalent in the White Mountains. In fact, I have seen multiple cases of heartworm here in our small community. Heartworms are actually a global problem, affecting dogs, cats, wolves, coyotes, foxes, and other animals. All it takes is a single mosquito bite for your dog or cat to become infected. Dogs are far more susceptible to heartworm infection so …
The massage works by working with the body’s own lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is responsible for immune system regulation and fluid and waste removal. It is what helps rid the body of any toxins that may cause illness. When the lymphatic system slows down or becomes blocked, then fluids begin to build up, causing the whole body to feel tired and heavy, making us susceptible to catching sicknesses.
By stimulating the lymph nodes through massage, it helps to clear any blockages and gives the lymphatic system a boost keeping it …
“I get so anxious when I go to the dentist. It’s truly like pulling teeth to get me there!”
“My teeth are so bad…and yet I can’t gather up the courage to call the dentist for an appointment.”
“Smiling lets people see my rotten teeth. I am scared to death to go to the dentist.”
WHAT IS DENTAL ANXIETY?
Dental anxiety is a disabling condition
that can result in:
• stress and tension
• fear and loathing
• low self esteem
• avoidance of attending to dental needs.
CAN THE PERCEPTION OF DENTAL ANXIETY BE CHANGED?
Since the times of …
The Navajo County Public Health Services District made a unanimous decision to develop a strategic community health plan based on the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Process. According to the NACCHO website, MAPP is a community-driven strategic planning tool for improving community health. The Community Health Status Assessment (CHSA) is the third of four assessments and is the third phase of the six phases of the MAPP process.
This health assessment is the result of …
…for People Who Want to Know More
about Drugs and Alcohol
by Talk Show Host Barbara Bruce
During March, I had the great pleasure of interviewing Anita Margeson from The Whipple Ranch Elementary School. The demographic of our NewsTalk Stations is by and large a more educated, informed listener group who want to know about the local, state and national issues, so I choose “The Cutting Edge” as a format for the interview – a show I have done for 10 years. After doing the 30 minute interview with Anita, and speaking further …