News Briefs for Sunday, October 19, 2008

McCain rep to speak Monday

KINGMAN - John Munger, who heads John McCain's Arizona campaign and who is running for governor in 2010, will be the guest speaker when the Kingman Republican Men's Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Elks Club, 900 Gates Ave.

Munger will take questions from the audience after he concludes his remarks.

Cost is $10 for the lunch. The public is invited.

Pumpkin Patrol donations sought

KINGMAN - The Kingman Police Explorers are hosting the 35th-Annual Pumpkin Patrol on Halloween.

The Pumpkin Patrol is made up of police officers, police Explorers and other volunteers who patrol neighborhoods on Halloween night, handing out bags of candy to trick-or-treaters. Pumpkin Patrol vehicles are identified by plastic pumpkins attached to the patrol cars' and department vehicles' overhead lights.

The Pumpkin Patrol helps to ensure the safety of our children, and the added police presence helps to divert any mischief often associated with Halloween night.

Tax-deductible cash donations (donors get receipts) to help fund the patrol are accepted until today and candy donations are accepted until Oct. 29.

Contact Tiffiny McLoed at the Kingman Police Department at 753-2191 for more information.

Jail ministry seeks donations

KINGMAN - St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church is collecting magazines, puzzle books, Christmas cards, paperback books and individually wrapped hard candy for the Christmas Jail Ministry.

Donations can be dropped off at the Parish Center Office, 302 E. Spring St.