News Briefs: Thursday, April 23, 2009

GVFD seeks new board member

GOLDEN VALLEY - The Golden Valley Fire Department Board of Directors is still looking for residents interested in volunteering to serve on the board.

Interested residents should submit a letter of interest by no later than 5 p.m. May 1 to the GVFD Administration Office, 3327 N. Mayer Road, Golden Valley. Residents applying may be requested to show proof of Golden Valley residency and voter registration status. The letters of interest will be reviewed during the board's May 6 meeting at 749 S. Egar Road.

For more information, contact the GVFD administration office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at (928) 565-3479.

Deadline nears to sign up for tourney

KINGMAN - The 4th Annual Boy Scouts of America Troop 19 Golf Tournament starts at 8 a.m. May 2 at Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course.

Entry fee for the four-player scramble is $70 a person. The price includes golf and lunch as well as chances for closest to the pin and long drive awards. A number of items will be raffled and a skins game will be held. Prizes will be awarded for both low gross and low net teams. Registration deadline is Friday.

Proceeds benefit BSA Troop 19 and help pay for Scout camp, adventures, supplies, equipment and awards. For more information, call (928) 753-7752.

Tickets available for D-backs game

KINGMAN - Kingman Parks and Recreation is offering a bus trip to Phoenix for the Friday Arizona Diamondbacks game against the San Francisco Giants. Tickets are $75 a person.

Call (928) 757-7919 for more information.

Choir presents show on Saturday

KINGMAN - The Mohave Community Choir show "Broadway & Beyond" is at 7 p.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3958 N. Bank St. Suggested donations are $10 for a family, $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and children.

Chili Cookoff at 10 a.m. Saturday

CHLORIDE - Chloride VFW Post 2190 hosts a Chili Cookoff starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. The event is held in conjunction with the Laughlin River Run.

Entry fee is $10. Sign up for the event at the VFW. Chili will be sold for $1 a bowl.

For more information, call (928) 565-2413.

Gruhl to sign newest book Saturday

KINGMAN - Kingman resident Barbara Gruhl, who writes under the name Barbara Gardner, will sign her books from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts.

She will speak at 2:30 p.m. about her latest book, "Red Wine, Chocolate, and Life After 40 - 10 Steps to Slow Down Aging." Gruhl is a biologist, researcher and writer, and has written two self-help books for women.

Elks host spaghetti and music event

KINGMAN - The Kingman Elks Lodge hosts a spaghetti feed/karaoke party from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $7.95 and is open to the public.

The Elks Lodge is located at 900 W. Gates Ave.

Help you shelter on Saturday

KINGMAN - Kingman Animal Hospital's Help Your Shelter Day, a fundraiser for the Mohave County Control spay and neuter program, is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1650 Northern Ave.

Activities and events for the fundraiser include a demonstration by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit, a raffle, educational booths and games for kids. Call (928) 757-4011 for more information or to arrange to make a donation.

Take a drive for your school

KINGMAN - On Saturday, Colorado River Ford will have the full Ford Lincoln Mercury line-up at the Kingman Academy of Learning. High School campus.

For every test-drive that takes place, Colorado River Ford will make a $20 donation, up to $6,000, to area schools. That means they need at least 300 test drives. Ford will also donate a MP3 player for every 100 test drives completed, and one GPS unit per event.

This event starts at 8 a.m. and lasts until 6 pm. For more information or to volunteer for this event, contact Sales Manager Tom Sissom at (928) 757-3131.

GV Days meeting takes place today

GOLDEN VALLEY - There will be a Golden Valley Days Committee meeting today at 6:30 p.m. at the Golden Valley Chamber of Commerce, 3395 N. Verde Road in Golden Valley.

For more information, call (928) 565-3311.

Boys & Girls to host fundraiser

KINGMAN - The Boys and Girls Club of Kingman hosts bingo at 7 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m. at 301 N. 1st St. The event is a fundraiser for the club. Call (928) 718-0033 for more information.

Bike extravaganza is Saturday

KINGMAN - The 2nd Annual Super-Duper Double Wammer-Jammer Biker Extravaganza, including a swap meet, bike smash, burnout box and bike show, starts at noon Saturday at Performance Specialists.

The event, held in conjunction with the Laughlin River Run, is a fundraiser for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Performance Specialists is located at 4906 Olympic Drive at the Kingman Airport.

Food and beer will be sold and vendors are welcome.

The event is co-sponsored by Desert Road Riders.

Call (928) 692-6601 for more information.

Game and Fish seeks help

KINGMAN - The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking volunteers to assist with a fish habitat improvement project at Lake Mohave on Friday.

Department biologists are planning to sink man-made structures off the shoreline of Lake Mohave and need some assistance in assembling the structures and filling sandbags.

"This on-going effort is going to improve angling opportunities at the lake," said Matt Chmiel, fisheries biologist with the Game and Fish Kingman office.

"These structures attract fish of all sizes and concentrate them in localized areas for anglers to target.

"The areas with this habitat should make for some good fishing, especially for bass and bluegill."

E-mail Chmiel at mchmiel@azgfd.gov or call (928) 692-7700, ext. 2340 for meeting location or for more additional information about this effort.

Sing your way to 'American Idol'

GOLDEN VALLEY - Singers itching to appear on "American Idol" can earn a financial boost May 2 for the tryouts held at a later date in Glendale.

That's when the 2nd Annual "Can Mohave Sing?" contest will be held at EAGLE Academy, 423 S. Colorado Road.

Call April at (928) 530-6203 for more information or to register.

Tea party, fashion show Friday at Heidenreich Center

KINGMAN - The Spring Fling Ladies Tea Party and Fashion Show, featuring outfits from local department stores modeled by center volunteers, starts at 1 p.m. Friday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave.

Refreshments will be available. Admission is by donation and the public is invited.