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News Briefs: Tuesday, November 3, 2009

BULLHEAD CITY

Bullhead City Mayor Jack Hakim highlighted the city's park improvements, home rehabilitation programs, Colorado River water quality, street improvement projects, second bridge and the economy in his annual State of the City Address on Friday.

"We could get along better with fewer economists and more economizers. And, that's what we're doing." Hakim said.

The city was recently informed of an estimated $1.2 million shortfall in state tax revenue in the 2010-2011 budget year.

The Mayor's entire speech can be viewed on NPG Cable TV4 at various times through Nov. 13 or at www.bullheadcity.com.

Havasu beer festival Saturday

LAKE HAVASU CITY - The 5th Annual Chillin' and Swillin' Beer Festival is from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Rotary Park ball fields in Lake Havasu City.

More than 20 microbreweries are expected to showcase a variety of handcrafted brews. Lake Havasu City children's charities are expected to receive more than $20,000 in proceeds from the event. Festival attendees pay an admission fee and can sample as many beers as they like. There will also be live entertainment, food vendors and a home brewers contest. Admission is $25 per person with advance ticket purchase, or $30 the day of the event. Designated drivers can attend for $5.

Volunteer tax helpers needed

KINGMAN - Volunteer training for the AARP Tax Program begins Jan. 11.

Volunteers must have computer experience and tax experience is helpful. Call Penelope at (928) 715-1745 for more information.

Range workshop date changed

KINGMAN - The workshop on range and monitoring management and the defense of rangeland will be held Nov. 19 in Kingman. It was previously scheduled for Nov. 17. For more information, call (928) 753-3788.

MCC hosts art show

KINGMAN - The Mohave County Artist and Craftsman Guild showing and sale of oils, acrylics, watercolors, jewelry, wood and metal pieces is from Thursday through Nov. 19 at Mohave Community College, 1971 Jagerson Ave. Visit www.kingmanart.com for more information.

KHS tribute to veterans Nov. 10

KINGMAN - The Kingman High School Social Studies Department's annual "A Tribute to Veterans" program starts at 10:40 a.m. Nov. 10 in the Hilda Aguilar Center for the Performing Arts, 4182 Bank St. The program consists of music selections and presentations by students that pay tribute to the men and women who served in the armed forces.