News Briefs: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

ARIZONA

A Senate bill that would allow county elected officials such as the county treasurer, assessor and others to request a lump sum of money from the County Board of Supervisors during budget hearings may be making a comeback. The bill would also allow elected officials to enter into contracts, make personnel decisions and lease property. It was defeated by a 5-4 vote Feb. 9 in the Senate Appropriations Committee. According to the County Supervisors Association, the bill will be re-introduced to the committee today. The new version would apply only to Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties. However, CSA and county supervisors across the state are still opposed to the bill, saying it could be expanded in the future and would limit counties' ability to balance budgets and cut costs.

LAUGHLIN

The annual Remember When Antique show on the Colorado River starts this weekend.

The show runs from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Avi Resort and Casino.

Antique dealers will display furniture, glassware, jewelry, silver, linens and collectibles. Auctioneers and appraisers will also be on site if you would like to bring in a piece for them to look at.

An old time photo booth will be set on stage with a professional photographer offering pictures of attendees in the costumes of yesteryear. For more information, contact Penny Coburn at (928) 768-4196 or Wendy Currier at (928) 788-1756.

KINGMAN

The Knights of the Patriot NonProfit will hold care package fundraisers this week, seeking donations and items suitable for U.S. servicemen and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

KOTP will have a collection area set up at Wal-Mart from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Another collection are will be in front of the Dollar Tree store in the Safeway Shopping Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

For more information, call (928) 897-2637.

Car, motorcycle show planned

KINGMAN - The Kingman Elks Lodge hosts a fundraising Elks National Foundation Car and Motorcycle Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 13 at 900 Gates Ave.

The entry fee for the car and motorcycle show is $10 per vehicle. A special award for the best customized bicycle also is planned.

Trophies for best of show for cars and motorcycles (judged by the participants and spectators) will be presented, as will plaques for various categories and dash plaques for the first 100 entrants.

Pre-register by calling (928) 530-8988 or register from 8 to 9 a.m. the day of the event.

Blood drive March 2

KINGMAN - The Kingman Elks Lodge hosts a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. March 2 at 900 Gates Ave.

Contact the Kingman Elks Lodge at (928) 753-2547 or Dottye DeGroote at (928) 303-8736 to schedule an appointment.

Spring concert March 6

KINGMAN - The Mohave Community Orchestra Spring Concert, featuring standards from Porgy and Bess and the PBS miniseries The Civil War, starts at 7:30 p.m. March 6 in the Kingman High School auditorium, 4182 N. Bank St.

The suggested donation is $5 for adults, $10 for families and $3 for seniors/students. Call Ingrid Swanson at (928) 753-3902 for more information.

Wildlife festival March 11-15

LAUGHLIN - The Wings and Wildlife Festival for bird and wildlife enthusiasts is from March 11-15 at Laughlin.

Seminar topics covering falconry, bats, bighorn sheep, hummingbirds and binocular use, and field trips and kayak trips are scheduled. Registration is $30, but there will be additional fees for the banquet and field trips. For more information, visit www.snbw.org.

Child ID event Saturday

KINGMAN - Check N Go of Kingman offers free National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Child ID kits from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at KAOL Intermediate School, 3419 Harrison.

A photo for the kit can be taken and printed by Check N Go at the event, which will be held during youth basketball games in the gym.

Call (928) 757-9500 for more information.

Club to host yard sale

KINGMAN - Kingman Boys and Girls Club hosts a fundraising yard sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 301 N. 1st St.

Yard sale items will be available inside and outside the club, and prepackage snacks and drinks will be sold. To donate items for the sale or to rent a space to sell items, call (928) 718-0033.