Laughlin in brief – a collection of area events.
Monday, January 3, 2011 4:04 PM PST
New Laughlin Town Advisory Board members to take oaths on Tuesday
LAUGHLIN – The new Town Advisory Board will be sworn into office immediately before the Tuesday, Jan. 11, 1:30 p.m. PST meeting in the Clark County Regional Government Center. The public is invited.
Four of the five incumbents applied for the Jan. 3 appointments by the Clark County Board of Commissioners, based on suggested approval by the commissioner in whose district the township is located. Two of the five finished second and third in the traditional straw poll advisory election ballot of 16 names last fall. Two others tied for fifth and one of the pair later dropped out. The one who remained had withdrawn before the election but after the ballots were printed.
Two others have died since the filing deadline in the fall. No one applied except those whose names were on the straw poll ballot.
R – U – O – K ?
LAUGHLIN – Persons living alone in Laughlin and worrying about falling in the night, or having an illness may call 702-298-2223 to be placed on a call list.
Police volunteers call to check on the well-being of individuals on the list.
Chillin’ on River show will be Jan. 7-9
LAUGHLIN – The second annual Chillin’ on the River Classic Car Show of the River Cruizers Car Club will be at the south parking lot of the Riverside Resort from Friday-Sunday, Jan. 7-9, beginning at 8 a.m. PST all three days.
Proceeds will go to local charities. To enter, call Ellen Bridges, 928-505-8457; for hotel information call 702-298-2535 or toll-free 800-227-3849.
It will include a classic car show, auto parts swap meet, car sales corral and vendors. It will be open to all years, makes and models, street rods, muscle cars, trucks, classics and specialty vehicles, 4×4’s and motorcycles.
Fun events will include a show and shine, open header contest, creeper races, poker run, raffles, ladies tea party, door prizes and a DJ all weekend.
Clarifiers contract awarded
LAS VEGAS – The Clark County Commission on Dec. 7, as the Clark County Water Reclamation District board, voted to spend up to $55,000 to replace worn parts of a clarifier at the Laughlin sewage treatment plant.
Since there is only one equipment manufacturer, the sole source award went to Ovivo USA, LLC, of Salt Lake City, Utah, formerly known as Eimco Water Technologies, LLC.
Silver Rider has ‘new’ forklift
LAUGHLIN – For about $3,000 the Silver Rider bus service has a “new” 1969 forklift to reach the two-story garage’s ceiling for the staff to perform required maintenance at the three inside bays.
Silver Rider mechanics fixed it, painted it, and added a safety cage, saving up to eight times the cost of a new rig.
Visitors Center lease up for renewal
LAS VEGAS – Clark County Commissioners set a public hearing for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, in their chamber to approve a five-year lease, with five one-year renewals, for the Las Vegas Convention-Visitors Authority to keep using the Laughlin Visitors Center.
The current 10-year lease will expire Feb. 19 for 12,000 sq.-ft. at the corner of Casino and Laughlin Civic drives, next to the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce building.
AARP safe driving class will be Jan. 26
LAUGHLIN – The first class of 2011 of the AARP senior citizens safe driver program will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. PST at the Spirit Mountain Activity Center’s west wing in Mountain View Park, just off of Needles Highway on Arie Avenue in upper Laughlin.
The course is for drivers 50 years and older and consists only of classroom lecture and participation.
Seniors over age 55 may receive insurance discounts upon completion. Tuition will be $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members, payable by check to AARP.
For reservations or more information, call 702-298-3413.
Elks to honor “Hometown Heroes”
BULLHEAD CITY – Bullhead City Elks Lodge 2048 will host a dinner to honor the community’s “Hometown Heroes” on Saturday, Jan. 8, at 5 p.m. MST.
They are Bullhead City Police Officer Brad Holdway, Bullhead City Firefighter Nathan Bare, Ft. Mojave Mesa Firefighter Thomas Achor and County Judge Rick Williams.
It will be a roast pork dinner and music by Randy Wheeler, for $13 each. The lodge is at Hancock Road and Emerald Drive. Call the lodge at 928-758-2408.
Chamber issues key law dates
LAUGHLIN – The Laughlin Chamber of Commerce has issued a reminder of key tax dates for businesses in 2011.
The per employee payroll modified business tax will decrease to 0.50 percent for the first $250,000 per year or $62,500 per quarter, but is scheduled to end June 30.
For firms over that, the rate will go up to 1.17 percent.
The doubling of the annual business license fee to $200 and the increased sales-use tax that went up 0.35 percent also are set to expire June 30.
Remaining in effect is the 2009 increase in the registration fee for vehicles more than nine years old, from $6 to $16.
Also carried over is the requirement that firms with 50 or more workers grant four hours unpaid leave to children’s parents, guardians or custodians to participate in school activities, with the time to be agreed upon at least five days in advance.
Library has free anti-cyber-bullying deal
LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas-Clark County Public Library District has free resources to help parents and teenagers better understand, prevent and act against cyber-bullying.
Resources on cyber-bullying include books for adults and teens, high school magazines, newspaper articles, web sites and a number of other supportive resources to help parents and teens stay cyber-safe.
According to the National Crime Prevention Council, on-line bullying is a problem that affects almost half of all American teenagers. Cyber-bullying happens when teens use the Internet, cellular telephones or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person.
For more information, see www.lvccld.org and search Hot Topics under Find Information.
Laughlin Elks to meet January 8
LAUGHLIN – The effort to form an Elks Lodge continues, with the next meeting at 1 p.m. PST on Saturday, Jan. 8, at the American Legion hall.
Men and women who have not been, were in the past or are presently a member are invited.
The goal is 150 adults to apply to the Grand Lodge in Chicago for a charter as Nevada’s newest lodge.
For more information, call Ken Shultenburg at 702-299-0280 or Rosina Wever at 702-298-9454.
Christmas tree drop-off ends Jan. 9
BULLHEAD CITY – Christmas trees still can be put back to work as mulch in the city’s parks. The Bullhead City Christmas Tree Recycling drop-off will be open at Rotary Park (Riverview and Balboa drives) through Sunday, Jan 9.
All trees must be stripped of ornaments, metal and hardware.
For more information, call 928-763-9400.
to visit here Jan. 14
LAUGHLIN – The mayor and city manager of Mesquite, Susan Holecheck and Tim Hacker, are scheduled to address the Leadership Forum of the Laughlin Economic Development Corporation at 9 a.m. PST on Friday, Jan. 14.
The public is invited to the forum, sponsored by the LEDC, at the American Legion Laughlin Post 60 on Bruce Woodbury Drive a half-mile below the Needles Highway.
For more information, call 702-299-1510.
Spirit Mountain Quilt Guild meets
LAUGHLIN – The Spirit Mountain Quilt Guild meets twice every month.
The business meeting is the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. PST at the Spirit Mountain Activity Center in Mountain View Park in upper Laughlin. The next meeting will be tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 6.
The Quilt Guild sewing day is the third Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. PST at the Laughlin Branch Library. The next sewing day will be Saturday, Jan. 15.
The Guild is always looking for additional quilters. For more information, call Sonja Guard at 702-298-5773 or Marilyn Johnson at 702-366-4724.
Tourism commission event schedule starts with SCORE race January 14-16
LAUGHLIN – The Laughlin Tourism Commission, composed of eight of the Casino Drive resort-casinos, has announced the upcoming year’s special events.
The 17th annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge off-road race, Jan. 14-16, at the Clark County Regional-Laughlin Special Events Park.
The 17th annual Laughlin River Stampede PRCA Rodeo, March 31-April 3, at the Special Events Park.
The 5th annual Laughlin Xtreme Bulls Contest, April 16-17, at the Special Events Park.
The 29th annual Laughlin River Run motorcycle rally, April 27-May 1, centered on Casino Drive in downtown Laughlin.
Chance for Change returns to chamber
LAUGHLIN – The Laughlin Chamber of Commerce has announced that Davey Crockett’s Chance for Change – seminars for active job seekers – will be back in town Wednesdays-Fridays, Jan. 12-14, and Jan. 26-28.
The first seminar’s hours will be 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. PST; the second seminar’s hours will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. PST.
The seminars, with only a limited number of seats available, will be held in the chamber conference room. To reserve a seat, call 702-298-2214 or 800-227-5245.
He will cover seven subjects, starting with an honest positive look by the student at himself-herself.
The seminars also include drawing a picture of one’s skills, writing the cover letter and resume, practicing interviewing for a job, exploring the hidden job market and putting modern technology to use.
Pro-Teens group to hold dinner on Saturday
LAUGHLIN – The Pro-Teens youth group of Laughlin Community Church will conduct a fund-raising dinner at 6 p.m. PST on Saturday, Jan. 8, at the church. The menu will be lasagna, garlic bread, salad and dessert for $10.
The teenagers use their fund-raising proceeds to pay for their annual trip to Del Mar, Calif., for Spirit West Coast, a Memorial Day weekend Christian camp, Bible study and rock concert.
Pro-Teens meets at 1 p.m. Sundays at the church for a meal, fellowship and Christian education.
As Jan. 9 will be the second Sunday of the month, those with birthdays and anniversaries the first month of the year will be honored.
The church is on the Needles Highway at Palm Terrace Lane, next to the shopping center traffic signals in upper Laughlin. Call 702-989-1228.
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church sets schedule
LAUGHLIN – Here is the schedule for St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for Jan. 5-11. Times are PST.
St. John’s Guild will meet Thursday, Jan. 6, at Saint John’s Church, 1 p.m. For more information, call Dolores Burnett at 702-299-0299. The guild meets the first Thursday of the Month from September through May.
Monthly devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, will be Friday, Jan. 7, after 8 a.m. Mass. The devotion is held the first Friday of the month, with hourly adorations from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Second collections for Saturday, Jan. 8, and Sunday, Jan. 9, will be for the Catholic Stewardship Appeal.
Tuesday, Jan. 11, the HIV Aids outreach will be from 4-6 p.m. at the church. Fr. Joseph O’Brien conducts the outreach the second Tuesday of the month.
Grief’s journey support group will begin Wednesday, Jan. 12, with a morning session from 10-11:30 a.m. and an evening session from 7-8:30 p.m. Sessions will be every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. For more information, call Hope Castillo at 702-412-4471.
The church is on El Mirage Way at Banyon Drive just above the Needles Highway traffic signals. For more information call 702-298-0440 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
FLC open house to be Jan. 22
LAUGHLIN – The Family-to-Family Connection’s program manager, Christi O’Brien, will host an open house at the Family Learning Center on Saturday, Jan. 22, from 3-5 p.m. PST.
The FLC is located inside the Laughlin Branch of the Las Vegas-Clark County Public Library District and is an educational facility serving families with children through age 4.
For more information, call 702-298-2592 or 702-507-4060.
in Phoenix district
NORFOLK, Va. – Navy Chief Petty Officer Sean B. Hogan, son of Deborah A. Hart of Laughlin, Nev., recently reported for duty at Navy Recruiting District Phoenix, Ariz.
Hogan is a 1996 graduate of Quartz Hill High School of Lancaster, Calif. He joined the Navy in January 1998.
Langstraat finishes basic training
Pfc. Kurtis Langstraat, son of Kirt and Jeri Williams and grandson of Joyce Mutzenberger, all of Laughlin, and Roland Mutzenberger, of Garden Grove, Calif., recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
The training was designed to challenge recruits physically and mentally.
Langstraat went through four weeks of combat training at Camp Pendleton and is now receiving military occupational specialty training as a heavy equipment operator at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
Langstraat is a 2010 graduate of Laughlin High School.
Laghlin Library to offer emergency medicine program
LAUGHLIN – On Wednesday, Jan. 19, Dr. Tressa Naik and Claudia Helmes, RN, of Valley View Medical Center in Fort Mohave will speak about emergency medicine.
The program will be free and the public is invited, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. PST at the Laughlin Branch Library on the Needles Highway at Las Palmas Lane.
LAUGHLIN – Schedules for Laughlin High School winter sports, on Pacific Standard Time.
Boys basketball – Saturday, Jan. 8, at Lincoln County (Panaca), JV and varsity, 2A South League; Tuesday, Jan. 11, Indian Springs at LHS, varsity only, 5:30 p.m.
Girls basketball – Saturday, Jan. 8, at Lincoln County (Panaca), JV and varsity, 2A South League; Tuesday, Jan. 11, Indian Springs at LHS, JV, 2:30 p.m., varsity, 4 p.m.
Wrestling – (Tentative, pending transportation approval) Friday, Jan. 7, 9 a.m., at Pahranagat Valley Invitational (Alamo).
Home admissions – Varsity, $5 per adult or $3 per student; JV, $4 and $2, respectively.
Bratz try out
TRI-STATE – Colorado River Bratz will hold tryouts for a new 10-and-under girls fast-pitch travel softball team.
Tryouts will be at 1 p.m. MST Jan. 15 at Rotary Park in Bullhead City; and 1 p.m. MST Jan. 16 at Nikki Bunch Field along J Street in Needles. Call 928-788-2011 or send e-mail to Colorado
Primm race set
LOS ANGELES – Promoters have moved up the date for the SCORE Las Vegas Terrible’s Primm 300, finalizing the five-race Desert Series that begins in Laughlin Jan. 14. The 16th annual Primm race will be held Aug. 26-28.
After being held a week later for several years, the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge was moved back to its traditional dates on the Martin Luther King holiday weekend in 2010. That will continue for the 17th annual race at the Clark County Regional-Laughlin Special Events Park this year. Visit www.score-international.com .
All times Pacific Standard.
Boys and Girls Club
The schedule of indoor and outdoor programs and activities for Jan. 5-11 at the Laughlin Unit of the Boys and Girls Club of the Colorado River, in the Spirit Mountain Activity Center:
Today, Jan. 5 – Teen center, 2:30 p.m.; power hour, 3:30 p.m.; snowman, 4:30 p.m.; haunted hallways, 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 6 – Teen center, 2:30 p.m.; Smart Girls, 2:30 p.m.; power hour, 3:30 p.m.; ships and shores, 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 7 – Teen center, 2:30 p.m.; image-makers photography club, 4:30 p.m.; movie, 5 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 10 – Teen center, 2:30 p.m.; spud, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 11 – Teen center, 2:30 p.m.; Torch Club, 4:30 p.m.; cops and robbers 4:30 p.m.
For more information, call 702-299-9223 from 2:30-6 p.m. weekdays when school is in session.
Spirit Mountain Seniors
Here is the schedule for the Clark County Parks-Recreation Department’s Laughlin senior citizens programs in the Spirit Mountain Activity Center on Arie Avenue at the Needles Highway for Jan. 5- Jan. 11.
Today, Jan. 5 – Open center, 9-11 a.m.; exercise in Boys and Girls Club (exercise ball), 10-11 a.m.; bocce ball, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Wii bowling, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; line dance exercise, noon-1 p.m.; poker, noon-3: 45 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 6 – Exercise in Boys and Girls Club (stretch bands), 10-11 a.m.; Mah Jongg, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; bridge and rummy cube, 12:30-4 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 7 – Yoga (bring own mat), 9:30-11 a.m.; brown bag lunch bingo ($5 for 6-week session), 11:40 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; movie, The Town, rated R, 2-4 p.m. A Boston bank robber tries to be sure a woman can’t identify him or his gang, based on the novel Prince of Thieves.
Monday, Jan. 10 – Hand and foot canasta, 10:30-3:30 p.m.; poker, noon-3: 45 p.m.; movie, Wall Street, Money Never Sleeps, rated PG-13, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 11 – Quilting, knitting and crocheting, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; exercise in the Boys and Girls Club (weights), 10-11 a.m.; pinochle, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Dominos, scrabble, billiards, ping pong, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of the month, 9-10 a.m. Call for Jan. 27 title.
The schedule is subject to change. Unless otherwise noted, all activities are free. Persons ages 50 and older are eligible. For more information, call 702-298-3413 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays except county holidays.
American Legion Post 60
Here is the American Legion Post 60 schedule for Jan. 5-11.
Friday, Jan. 7 – Fish fry, 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 8 – Oratorical contest at Post 40, 10-11 a.m.
Sunday, Jan. 9 – Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon.
Tuesday, Jan. 11 – Auxiliary will play cards, noon-1 p.m.; post executive board meets, 5-6 p.m.; Kiwanis Club meets, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The post is on Bruce Woodbury Drive at Cougar Drive, a half-mile downhill of the Needles Highway. For more information, call 702-299-1510.
Family Learning Center
Here is the schedule for the Family-to-Family Connection for Jan. 5-11.
Today, Jan. 5; Thursday, Jan. 6; Friday, Jan. 7; Saturday, Jan. 8; Monday, Jan. 10; Tuesday, Jan. 11 – All to be announced.
The Family-to-Family Connection programs are held in the Family Learning Center in the Laughlin Branch of the Las Vegas-Clark County Public Library unless noted otherwise. For information call 702-298-2592.
Laughlin Branch Library
The Laughlin Branch of the Las Vegas-Clark County Public Library has announced its schedule for Jan. 5-11.
Art gallery exhibit – Chinese brush painting by Gary Wu, through Feb. 9
Poetry reading by Russell Holder from his collection – Today, Jan. 5, 2-3 p.m.
Living Water Outreach Ministries – Today, Jan. 5, 5-6:30 p.m.; same time Jan. 19.
University of Arizona Master Gardeners – Pruning and desert trees, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Brown Bag Book Club – Twenty Wishes, by Debbie Macomber, Thursday, Jan. 13,
Friday, Jan. 7 – Stories and crafts for the five and younger crowd, 4 p.m. in the children’s story-hour room.
Saturday, Jan. 8 – Movie to be announced
The library is on the Needles Highway at Las Palmas Lane, just above the U.S. Post Office. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. For more information call 702-507-4060.