News Briefs for Friday, October 24, 2008

Blood drive today

KINGMAN - A United Blood Services blood drive is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today 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.

Fundraising tea Saturday

KINGMAN - Kingman Advice and Aid Pregnancy Center will host a fundraising tea from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Metcalfe Park.

The formal-style tea with refreshments will also include musicians performing throughout the afternoon, displays of art and quilts, silent auction items and children's activities. "A Window in Time" historical re-enactments will be performed by the Christian Girlz Club.

For more information, call Donna Pederson at 753-5762.

Chili cook-off fundraiser set

LAUGHLIN - A dash of live entertainment, a cup of competition and a spoonful of hot chili are just some of the tasty ingredients to create the first annual Chili Cook-Off at the Aquarius Resort Casino.

On Saturday, 20 Aquarius employee teams will compete to cook up the best chili concoction and the best decorated booth.

The event is free to the public and gates open at 11 a.m. at the Aquarius Outdoor Amphitheater for live music. The public can start sampling chili at 2 p.m. for a $3 or higher donation, which will go toward the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Colorado River. The donation will get you a sample cup and spoon to taste all the chili.

For more information, call Sean Hammond at (702) 298-8322.

Chloride plans 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.

Parade entries due Saturday

KINGMAN - Entries for the Fifth Annual Mohave County Veterans Parade, sponsored by VFW Post 10386, are due Saturday. The parade rolls down Northern on Nov. 8.

Entry information is available at

For more information, contact Charmaine Thomas at (928) 692-8115,, or John Miller at (928) 757-1690.

There is no parade entry fee.

Hallelujah Festival set for GV

GOLDEN VALLEY - The Golden Valley Baptist Church Hallelujah Festival is from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at 100 S. Higley Road and Highway 68.

A bouncy jumper, cakewalk, pumpkin-carving, face painting, costume contest, free candy and live music are planned in a safe Halloween atmosphere.

The event is open to the public. Call (928) 565-4682 for more information.

Dance Factory plans haunted house

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.

Beginners' hunt Nov. 15-16

KINGMAN - Arizona Game and Fish personnel will host the Mohave County Beginner's Small Game Hunt Nov. 15-16 at Chicken Springs and Alamo Road in Mohave County.

Participants will receive instruction in firearms use, hunting safety, hunting techniques, field dressing, game meat preparation, clay target shooting, and .22-caliber target shooting as well as the actual hunt for quail and rabbit.

Space is limited to 20 participants ages 10 and over. A guardian must accompany those under 18.

Participants are required to bring their own camping gear.

For registration information, contact the Arizona Game and Fish Department, 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road, or call (928) 692-7700.

Foreclosure help line open

KINGMAN - The Arizona Department of Housing has established the toll-free Arizona Foreclosure Help Line at (877) 448-1211.

This free service is available to anyone seeking guidance regarding foreclosure. Trained personnel will refer you to an Arizona-based counseling agency that can provide help.

For additional information, please visit the Arizona Department of Housing Web site,