News Briefs: Sunday, December 6, 2009

KINGMAN

The Center for Disease Control has received reports of fraudulent e-mails referencing the CDC's State Vaccination Program for H1N1.

The e-mail requests that users create a personal H1N1 Vaccination Profile on the CDC.gov web site. Users who click on an embedded link in the e-mail are at risk of having malicious computer virus installed on their system.

The CDC has not sent out any such e-mail and asks residents to delete the e-mail.

In order to avoid becoming the victim of similar e-mail scams, do not click on links in e-mails from people you don't know, and make sure your computer's virus protection software is up to date.

KINGMAN

Hualapai Mountain Medical Center has been given its Medicare provider number from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and three-year accreditation from The Joint Commission, culminating a months-long licensing process.

Receiving the Medicare provider number means HMMC can finalize contracts with insurance companies and Medicare and AHCCCS (Arizona's Medicaid program).

To find out if the hospital accepts a specific insurance plan, call (928) 263-5123. "If the caller finds that his or her insurance plan is not currently accepted by the hospital, we will be happy to take the name of his or her employer, insurance provider and human resources director so that we can follow up," said President Duane Scholer.

KINGMAN

Computer gamers are invited to a tournament and toy drive event from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

A "Local Area Network" computer games showdown is planned by the Mohave Community College Computer Club, and admission is a new, unwrapped gift for the Toys for Tots program. It will take place in Building 500 on the Kingman campus, 1971 Jagerson Ave. Pizza and drinks will be available for a donation of $8, or $6 if a toy is donated. The computers in the computer learning center will be available for the event, but gamers can bring their own computers or Xbox systems. Xbox players need to bring their own systems and televisions.

Those under 18 will need a completed parental permission slip, which is available at http://www.mohave.edu/pages/1128.asp.

GED test offered Saturday

KINGMAN - The next GED test date at Mohave Community College is Saturday. Test registration is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Student Center on the Kingman campus. The test fee is $65.

Call Jane House at (928) 692-3005 or send an e-mail to: janehouseosu@yahoo.com for more information.

Autism group meets Thursday

KINGMAN - The next Parenting Autism Challenges Together meeting is at 6 p.m. Thursday in Manzanita Preschool, 2901 Detroit Ave. Parents and children will decorate cookies at the meeting and the public is invited to attend and bring favorite cookie/dessert recipes.

PACT of Arizona welcomes families and caregivers of individuals with autism, autism spectrum disorder, PDD-NOS and other neurological disorders.

Call Crystal Miller at (928) 757-2288 or Summer Stutler at (928) 380-2082 for more information.

Museum program starts at 2 p.m.

KINGMAN - The Mohave Museum of History and Art Christmas program begins at 2 p.m. today in the museum auditorium.

Local performers Dave Morphew and his sister Sheri Morphew Cullison, Floranda Powskey and Chris Commiso will perform. In addition, Paul Carson will play the Austin pipe organ, and a new Christmas exhibit will open. The museum is located at 400 W. Beale St.

SDA hosts Darrell Marshall at 7 p.m.

KINGMAN - Nashville gospel recording artist Darrell Marshall performs at 7 p.m. today at the Kingman Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3180 White Cliffs Road.

Marshall has recorded five albums and has been performing since 1971. There is no admission charge.

Call (928) 757-8586 for more information or directions.