News Briefs for Thursday, October 23, 2008

KOA to host haunted Halloween campground

KINGMAN - The KOA campground is offering local businesses a chance to decorate spooky cabins at the campgrounds.

"Fifty dollars will give you your own cabin to decorate and pass out information about your business to parents and candy to the kids!

"This is a great way to get the 'Soccer Mom' population more information about your business," a KOA release stated.

Wednesday night is pumpkin decorating; Thursday night, S'mores and spooky stories; and Friday night, Trick-or-Treat.

The goal is to create a fun, safe trick-or-treating experience for the kids of Kingman. Sign on by calling Melissa Lee at 377-1945.

Kartchner Caverns and

Titan Museum trip planned

KINGMAN - Kingman Parks and Recreation Department has organized a Nov. 1-2 trip to Kartchner Caverns and the Titan Missile Museum.

Fees range from $240 single occupancy to $185 per-person double occupancy. Space is limited. Contact the Recreation Office at 757-7919 to register with a credit card, or drop by the office at Centennial Park, 3333 N. Harrison Street.

Kingman Cancer Care Unit plans arts & crafts fair

KINGMAN - The Kingman Cancer Care Unit's 33rd Annual Arts and Crafts Fair is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Mohave County Fairgrounds.

Admission is free. Parking on site will cost $1. Call 757-3760 for details.

Elks will host craft fair Nov. 9

KINGMAN - The Kingman Elks Craft Fair and Swap Meet is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Lodge, 900 Gates Ave.

There will be spaces available inside the Lodge and in the parking lot. Cost of space rental and tables is $10 and will benefit Elks National Foundation (ENF), the charity arm of the Elks.

Just a few of the areas benefited by ENF are drug awareness programs, Elks Hoop Shoot and Soccer Shoot competitions and the Kingman Girl Scouts Camp in the Hualapai Mountains.

For further information, call the Lodge Social Quarters at (928) 753-2547 or Butch Meriwether at (928) 530-8988.

Learn about Medicare Part D

KINGMAN - Medicare Part D and Medigap enrollment and a comparison of health plans, HMOs and PPOs, is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Katherine Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave.

The State Health Insurance Assistance Programs and the Western Arizona Council of Governments are the event organizers.

Contact Jody Cranston of WACOG at (928) 753-6247 for more information.

The office is at 208 N. Fourth St. in Kingman.

Veterans Day Parade is Nov. 8

KINGMAN - The Kingman Veterans Day Parade will be on Northern Avenue on Nov. 8.

For more information on how to enter the parade or on other parade-day activities, call Charmaine Thomas at (928) 692-8115 or John Miller at (928) 757-1690.

Blood drive is Friday

KINGMAN - A United Blood Services blood drive will occur from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in the Sheriff's Office Training Room, 700 W. Beale. Donors will receive T-shirts. Call Paula at (928) 753-0736, ext. 4441, for more information.

Trunk-or-Treat at festival

GOLDEN VALLEY - Golden Valley Baptist Church at 100 S. Higley Road, corner of Highway 68, will host its annual Hallelujah Festival from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 31, Halloween night. Families and the general public are welcome to join in the fun, and it's all free - hot dogs, drinks, games, cake walk, jump house, costumer contest, pumpkin-carving contest, face painting, bobbing for apples and more. The church also will host a Trunk-or-Treat car show at the same time. This involves a car show in which participants dole out trick-or-treat candy from the trunks of their Halloween-decorated vehicles. For information about Trunk-or-Treat, call Becky Baptista at (928) 897-0846. For details about the Hallelujah Festival, call Mona Baptista at (928) 565-9336.

Chloride to host Halloween party

CHLORIDE - The annual Chloride Halloween Party, sponsored by the East End Business Owners of Chloride, will be from 6 p.m. to closing Oct. 31 at Yesterdays Restaurant, 9827 2nd St. Call (928) 565-4251 for more information.

Haunted house is at Dance Factory

KINGMAN - Kingman Dance Factory will host a haunted house from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 at 710 Eastern Ave. Carnival booths, face painting, fortune telling, prizes and candy will be offered. Call Kathy at 279-7181 for more information.

Diabetes Expo set for Nov. 1

KINGMAN - Kingman Regional Medical Center's Outpatient Diabetes program is sponsoring its 3rd-Annual Diabetes Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1 in the newly renovated conference rooms of KRMC's Wellness Center. Admission is free. KRMC's Outpatient Diabetic Self Management Training program provides diabetic education and prevention. Medical nutrition therapy includes diabetes/glucometer teaching, weight management, kidney disease, heart disease, pregnancy nutrition/gestational diabetes and insulin pump therapy. Screenings and information are to enhance diabetics' health and well being. Call (928) 692-4607 for details.