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News Briefs: Tuesday, August 12, 2008

MCC hosts home-schooled

KINGMAN - Home-schooled students and their parents are invited to Mohave Community College for a Next Step presentation.

The presentation is geared to high-school-aged students who plan to attend MCC for classes or for those seeking more information on how to transition into the college.

The Neal Campus in Kingman will hold its program from 1 to 4 p.m. today in Room 200F of the Student Center.

The presentations will also include an overview of student services available at MCC, financial aid, the registration process and the facilities on each campus.

For more information or to sign up, contact the admissions counselor at (928) 757-4331, ext. 1221.

Couple sets up account at bank

KINGMAN - A local couple seeking donations for a heart transplant has set up a special bank account specifically for that purpose.

Jeanne and Marty Hunt are still counting on local donations to help them pay for the extended lodging they'll need when they head to Phoenix for Marty's transplant surgery. Marty has been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and was recently in the hospital for decompensated heart failure.

Donations can be made through Mission Bank at 1370 E. Northern Ave. or at 2439 Hualapai Mountain Road.

For more information, call (928) 681-5555 or (928) 718-5555.

Ferrellgas offers safety tips

KINGMAN - As the temperature continues to heat up this summer, it is important for propane users to take simple safety measures to keep their homes safe.

Employees of the Kingman Ferrellgas office are offering tips designed to minimize potential dangers caused by extreme heat.

If your home uses propane as a source of energy, you should consider adopting these safety measures to protect your system and home during the hot summer months. These tips were compiled by the Propane Education & Research Council:

• Make sure the area within 10 feet of your propane tank and/or propane grill is clear of flammable materials. Remove any debris that is combustible or easily ignited, including leaves, brush, any vegetation, and rags.

• Consider installing UL-listed propane gas detectors and CO detectors. These detectors provide you with an additional measure of security.

• Cool down your outdoor propane tank by spraying it with a garden hose. By doing so, you can help lower the gas pressure and elevated temperature levels inside the tank. This reduces the possibility of the system releasing excess gas through the pressure-relief valve, its built-in safety feature.

• Schedule a time for a qualified service technician to perform a complete inspection of your propane system. Do not attempt repairs yourself.

For more information, call (928) 757-1101 or visit www.ferrellgas.com.

Air show to meet on Wednesday

KINGMAN - The Kingman Air & Auto Show will hold its monthly general meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave.

Those interested in the status of planning for the 2009 show, and perhaps in volunteering for positions on the committee, are welcome.

Photos accepted through Sept. 1

KINGMAN - Photos for the For the Love of Paws 2009 calendar will be accepted through Sept. 1.

All photos submitted with a $10 fee will be included.

Drop off photos and entry fees at the Paws-itively Charming Thrift Shoppe and Pet Boutique, 204 N. Fourth St. Calendars will go on sale in October.

Proceeds support the For the Love of Paws pet rescue and sanctuary center.

Call (928) 897-7304 for more information.