News Briefs: Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Boys & Girls looking for balls

KINGMAN - Wal-Mart has set up donation containers at its two main entrances to collect donations of new or slightly used sports equipment for the Kingman Boys & Girls Club.

Basketballs, volleyballs, jump ropes, Frisbees, water guns, footballs and other items will be accepted. The containers will be in place through Friday.

Call Noreen at 718-0033 for more information.

Travel raffle, dinner Friday

KINGMAN - The Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce $4000 Travel the World Voucher Raffle winner will be drawn at the annual dinner from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Powerhouse.

The winning ticket is good for $4,000 toward a trip of any value. There are only 500 tickets available and tickets are $10 each.

Tickets for the dinner, which features international cuisine, are $45 each.

For more information about the dinner and raffle, or how to buy tickets for either, call (928) 753-6253.

Outdoor bingo Wednesday

KINGMAN - Parks and Recreation is sponsoring the Family Outdoor Bingo, Dinner and Dessert at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Centennial Park basketball courts.

It's an opportunity for families to enjoy bingo and fun while having dinner with prizes for all ages.

The cost is from $1-$4. For more information, call (928) 757-7919.

Class of '81 organizing reunion

KINGMAN - Find Your Way Back, the Kingman High School Class of 1981 30-year reunion, is planned for July 15-16, with events at Cerbat Lanes and Dambar and Steakhouse.

Further information is available on Facebook. Please see "KHS Class of '81 30th Class Reunion.

Class of '91, too

KINGMAN - The 20-year Kingman High School Class of 1991 Reunion is getting organized. Events are planned for Aug. 6.

For more information, send an e-mail to KHSclassof1991@yahoo.com.

Domestic violence seminar Friday

KINGMAN - Kingman First Assembly of God's Stop Violence in Families Ministry hosts a free educational seminar on domestic violence from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the church's Youth Center, 1850 Gates Ave.

Speakers include Captain Rusty Cooper of the Kingman Police Department, Rhonda Chastain, director of the Victim/Silent Witness Program, Kingman Aid to Abuse People Director Suzanne Clark and faith-based Christian counselor Jamie Hicks.

Contact Pastor Debbie Briles at 753-3529 or Chaplain Suellen Stewart at (928) 458-0202 for more information.

KINGMAN

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett will present his tissue box state budget review at the Kingman Rotary Club's meeting at noon on Wednesday at the Elks, 900 Gates Ave.

Bennett uses tissue boxes to represent the different parts of and the flow of money into and out of the state budget. He may also bring his guitar and sing a few songs.

The meeting is open to the public. Members of the public must request to be a guest of Kerry Herbine at the door.

The charge is $11 and includes lunch.

I-40 NEAR TOPOCK INTERCHANGE

The Arizona Department of Transportation began a project on Monday to repave 2.5 miles of eastbound Interstate 40 near the Topock traffic interchange (Golden Shores, milepost 1) and the California state line. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures through November. A detour route will be in place directing motorists to the Needle Mountain traffic interchange, approximately two miles east of the Topock interchange. The $2.3 million project is scheduled to be complete in November. The project will include removing a layer of the existing pavement and repaving. The speed limit will be reduced in the work zone. To stay up-to-date with highway conditions, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.

ARIZONA

Gov. Jan Brewer signed a Declaration of Emergency in response to the Horseshoe II and Monument fires in Cochise County. This declaration releases $100,000 from the Governor's Emergency Funds (via the State General Fund) to pay for emergency responses and recovery expenses for damage resulting from the fires.

The funding will support costs not covered by the federal fire management assistance grant, as well as recovery efforts following suppression of the fire. State emergency dollars are not available to reimburse homeowners for fire damage. The declaration authorizes the Adjutant General to mobilize the Arizona National Guard as necessary to protect life and property.