In Brief: Monday, January 19, 2009

No Trash Pickup Day

KINGMAN - The Kingman Sanitation Department is closed today due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

There will be no residential or commercial trash service today. Monday and Tuesday customers should put their containers out one day late.

Valle Vista meeting Tuesday

VALLE VISTA - The Valle Vista Property Owners Association meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Clubhouse. Proposed annual dues increases will be discussed.

Call Nancy Moschcau at 692-4442 for more information.

Food drive today

KINGMAN - The Mohave County Democratic Party's Martin Luther King Day Food Drive is today. Non-perishable foods can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at party headquarters, 701 Stockton Hill Road. The food will be donated to Cornerstone Mission.

Choir practice resumes

KINGMAN - The Kingman Community Choir is resuming practices. Practice is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Democrats offer free lunch

KINGMAN - There is a free lunch - and breakfast, too - but it's only on Tuesday and only at the Mohave County Democratic Headquarters, 701 Stockton Hill Road.

In honor of Barack Obama's presidential inauguration, a free breakfast of bagels, donuts and coffee will be available from 8 to 11 a.m. The free chili lunch, reportedly an Obama favorite, will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Call 753-0006 for more information.

Geology intro Wednesday

KINGMAN - "The Nature of the Earth: An Introduction to Geology," a 36-lecture course presented on DVD, begins at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Mohave County Public Library-Kingman, 3269 N. Burbank.

Each lecture is 30 minutes long, with a short discussion between each lecture and an intermission. Weathering, Soils and Clay Materials and Climate and the Type of Soils will be covered this month.

The lectures are held the third Wednesday of each month as part of the Mohave County Gemstoners' Education Program for all ages. Call Nan at (928) 846-0927 or Donna at (928) 263-1480 for more information.

Hospice care discussion Wednesday

KINGMAN - Dr. Mahmood Khan will discuss Hospice and Palliative Care during Kingman Regional Medical's Center's Lunch and Learn program that starts at noon Wednesday.

Khan's specialty is internal medicine and he is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College of Karachi and completed his residency at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in Bronx, New York. Khan has been in Kingman 10 years.

Lunch & Learn features a different presenter each month, focusing on important health care topics. The seminars are free and are held in the Del E. Webb Wellness Center Conference Rooms. Participants bring their own lunch and KRMC provides a beverage and dessert.

There is no charge for the program, but seating is limited. To ensure enough seating and desserts, please contact KRMC's Public Relations at 681-5061 to make a reservation.

Route 66 group to meet

KINGMAN - The Kingman Route 66 Association general membership meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Calico's Restaurant, 418 W. Beale St.

Topics to be covered include Web site construction, the mural project and a proposed soap box derby.

Spaghetti dinner Thursday

KINGMAN - A fundraising spaghetti dinner starts at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave., and continues until the food is gone.

Proceeds will aid programs at the Adult Center.

Price for the meal is by donation. Call 757-2778 for more information.

Donations collected Friday

KINGMAN - Senior Corps of Mohave County members will accept cash and food donations for the Kingman Boys and Girls Club on Friday at the Safeway located at Stockton Hill Road and Detroit Avenue.

Forms will be available to sign up for the Safeway Escrip program. Safeway donates a portion of its sales to the Boys and Girls Club at no cost to the participant.

For more information, call Nancy Rutherford at 715-2200 or Noreen Frisch of the Boys and Girls Club at 718-0033.