Briefs: Friday, 22 July, 2011

KINGMAN

A 24-year-old Bullhead City man accidentally shot himself while target shooting behind Crazy Fred's Truck Stop on Route 66 Wednesday.

Deputies with the Mohave County Sheriff's Office were called out to Kingman Regional Medical Center around 11 a.m., where they met the victim. He had apparently shot himself in the calf with a .38 caliber bullet while shooting in the desert.

No charges were filed, and the man is expected to make a full recovery.

KINGMAN

La Senita Elementary, 3175 Gordon Ave., is hosting an informational meeting for future kindergarten students, new students and their parents at 9 a.m. Aug. 1 in the school's gym.

The meeting's goal is to give parents of children who will be 5 on or before Aug. 31 and students new to the area information about programs and registration.

Parents should bring the child's birth certificate and immunization records.

Call the school at (928) 757-4328 for more information.

CALIFORNIA

(AP) - Navajo code talker Joe Morris, one of more than 400 American Indians who used the language of their ancestors to relay secret battlefield orders during World War II, has died. He was 85.

The longtime resident of the Mojave Desert community of Daggett died Sunday after a stroke at the Veterans Administration Loma Linda Healthcare System, spokesman Dave Allen said Thursday.

Navajo code talkers were young Navajo men who used their language to successfully transmit secret communications in every major engagement in the Pacific theater, including Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima.