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September 02, 2014 - 3:49pm
MCC offers ‘12-Week Challenge’
Mohave Community College is offering 75 different classes as part of “The 12-Week Challenge” this fall semester. The accelerated classes begin on Monday, Sept. 22. “MCC’s full, 16-week semester began on Aug. 25, but the college offers a variety of those same classes in an accelerated format,” said Jill Loveless, MCC’s dean of instruction. “The college is putting out the challenge to anyone who wants to see if they can hang with the faster pace and finish a college class in less time than the traditional format.” High school students, business professionals, or first-time college students are encouraged to learn more about the accelerated options during MCC’s monthly “First Thursday” event from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4 on each of MCC’s campuses. The college eased the enrollment and affordability for new, first-time MCC students to allow members of the community to experience college and realize that they can succeed in a certificate or degree program. First-time MCC students have the opportunity to take one of several pre-selected classes, in the 12-week format, for half of the cost of tuition, and without having to take the entrance placement exam that is typically required upon enrollment. The accelerated course offerings, with a reduced tuition for first-time MCC students, include: Using QuickBooks, Intro to Business & Entrepreneurship, Human Behavior in the Workplace, Intro to Computer Information Systems, Microsoft Office Suite, Elementary Spanish and Mastering Skills for College Success. First-time students pay a base tuition of $120 for the majority of the classes, with the exception of Using QuickBooks, which has a reduced tuition of $80 and Elementary Spanish, which has a reduced tuition of $160. The tuition does not include fees. Other courses offered as part of “The 12-Week Challenge” are ideal for new college students who need to complete general classes as part of a certificate or degree, such as English Composition, Intermediate Algebra or Introduction to Psychology. MCC is also offering free, online textbooks in some of the classes for the first time this fall to help reduce students’ textbook costs. Those who are interested in registering are encouraged to apply right away. Payment plans are available, which requires one-quarter of the tuition cost to be paid upon registration, with three equal payments in October, November and December, if students register by Sept. 19. Base tuition is $80 per credit hour, which does not include fees. For more information, call (866) 664-2832 between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends, or live chat with MCC staff at www.mohave.edu.

September 02, 2014 - 3:40pm
BATS Holds Free Ride Day
BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz., September 2, 2014 - The Bullhead Area Transit System will hold another free ride day on Friday, September 5 thanks to the generous sponsorship of Western Arizona Regional Medical Center. "The free ride day introduces new passengers to the City's transit system and also encourages everyone to utilize the City's bus service," City Manager Toby Cotter said, "WARMC's sponsorship of the free ride day is a great partnership for community transportation and individual mobility in Bullhead City." If you plan to ride the BATS bus on the Free Ride Day please note that effective September 2 there is a new time schedule for the Red and Green lines. The new schedule can be found on the city's website at www.bullheadcity.com, on the Human Service and Transit page, or by calling (928)704-2287.

August 29, 2014 - 08:11am
Labor Day, any day, count your blessings by Glenn Mollette
The average American is happy to have a paying job with the opportunity to make a little more money. Most Americans would like to work a few extra hours when they could. However, many Americans dream of retiring to fish, golf, garden, or relax. Others enjoy working so much that they never quit. It all depends on the kind of work you do. If you are a coal miner, then retirement at 55 looks great. If the daily manual labor is not too overtaxing then many enjoy staying on the job. Some of my dearest friends are in their seventies and still work five days a week and sometimes more. A friend of mine who manages entertainers is 78 and has no current plans to retire. Another is 76 and is out every day working for a large corporation. Both agree that staying busy has been good for their mental and physical health. On the flip side of this are people in their seventies who have to work. Often they have jobs they don't really enjoy but without working some they couldn't survive. Life would be almost impossible without Social Security and Medicare for America's senior adults. Most of our elderly would be starving or homeless without these two government programs. These programs along with people working whatever jobs they can find, keep most of America's seniors off the streets. I only wish that the money collected from people would stay in these programs. Every American deserves a break on Labor Day weekend, Sunday or someday during the week. A rest from the daily grind helps us to reflect and appreciate life a little more. Unfortunately, millions of Americans would love the opportunity to work through Labor Day and the rest of the holidays if they could find a paying job. Without an income it's almost impossible to relax and enjoy any day. On Labor Day or any day, count your blessings if life is going well for you. Glenn Mollette is an American columnist and author.

August 29, 2014 - 07:55am
Time For Our Kids To Get healthy
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. To help promote this initiative, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) All 4 Kids© Program and Clark County Parks and Recreation are proud to announce the Healthy Kids Festival on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10am-2pm at Paradise Park 4775 McCloud Drive Las Vegas, NV 89121. We hope to raise awareness and help create long term solutions that target childhood obesity prevention in our community. We are inviting families of young children to come out to the festival and learn how to eat healthy and be active. It promises to be a day full of fun, activity and entertainment while gaining valuable education and resources available to our community residents.

August 28, 2014 - 3:53pm
KidzArt Pogram in Lake Havasu City
KidzArt KidzArt is a nationally recognized art enrichment program that provides a safe, creative and fun environment. Art is an important part of every child's education that spills into their life and study. We foster creative thinking and self-confidence. KidzArt meets and exceeds all the national standards and is a great compliment to any daytime "core" art program. With KidzArt we bring out the artist in you. Program is instructed by KidzArt owner Rachelle Campbell. KidzArt @ Starline Program is for children enrolled in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Program will be held on Thursdays, in Room 190 at Starline Elementary School, located at 3150 Starline Drive. Class times: Pre-K/Kindergarten (4-5 year olds) will meet from 3:25 p.m. - 4:25 p.m., 1st - 3rd graders will meet from 2:20 - 3:20 p.m. and 4th - 6th graders will meet from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Cost is $60 per participant plus a $12 material fee due to the instructor on the first day of class; no material fee for 4-5 year olds. Session 1 will be offered September 4 through October 23 and Session 2 will be offered October 30 through December 11. TeenzArt @ Thunderbolt Program is for children enrolled in seventh grade and up. Program will be held on Wednesdays from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m., in Room D126 at Thunderbolt Middle School, located at 695 Thunderbolt Avenue. Cost is $60 per participant plus a $12 material fee due to the instructor on the first day of class. Session 1 will be offered September 10 through October 29 and Session 2 will be offered November 5 through December 17. Registration is being accepted at the Aquatic Center or by visiting our website at www.lhcaz.gov/aquaticcenter. For more information please contact the Aquatic Center at 453-8686 or instructor, Rachelle Campbell at 928-288-2103.

August 28, 2014 - 08:36am
Apple To Launch iWatch In September
The iWatch may be coming earlier than everyone thought. Apple plans to launch a new wearable device, presumed by many to be a smartwatch, alongside two next-generation iPhones this September according to a report on tech news site Re/code. The site has previously reported that Apple will launch two, different sized versions of the iPhone 6 at an event on September 9. Apple has yet to send out formal invites to any event. A September launch for the long-awaited iWatch would be earlier than many have expected, and announcing it alongside the new iPhone would also be a bold move for Apple and a confidence booster for its investors. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster for instance has said he expects an iWatch after the iPhone 6 announcement, “potentially in October, with a retail price of $350.” Apple’s new wearable device will, “make good use of Apple’s HealthKit health and fitness platform,” according to Re/code’s John Paczkowski. ”It will also — predictably — make good use of HomeKit, the company’s new framework for controlling connected devices — though it’s not clear how broadly or in what way.”

August 28, 2014 - 08:27am
Arizonans Asked to Participate in National Preparedness Month - Gov. Jan Brewer Signs Proclamation
September is National Preparedness Month, a nationwide campaign to empower individuals, families, businesses, and communities to cooperatively prepare for emergencies. Understanding the importance of preparedness, Governor Jan Brewer signed a proclamation declaring September Arizona Preparedness Month. Preparing for an emergency before it occurs can make a difference when something does happen. The Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) is encouraging all Arizonans to spend some time preparing themselves for a potential disaster this September. “While Arizona does not have as many disasters as other parts of the country, we have to be prepared for what does come our way,” said Wendy Smith-Reeve, ADEM’s director. “AzEIN has resources to help people become informed about hazards and to help them prepare for potential emergencies.” The Arizona Emergency Information Network (AzEIN) is a public service of ADEM and the state’s official source for emergency updates, preparedness tips, and hazard information. Arizona is susceptible to an array of natural disasters and emergencies such as floods, wildfire, and extreme heat - AzEIN has information on what to do for all of them. Visit www.AzEIN.gov ( http://www.azein.gov/ ) to learn more. A fun way to prepare for an emergency is to participate in the Emergency Kit Cook-Off. Now in its fourth year, the Emergency Kit Cook-off (www.EmergencyKitCookOff.org ( http://www.emergencykitcookoff.org/ )) is again issuing a challenge to the Whole Community to create simple, but tantalizing recipes from nonperishable ingredients that could be found in their 72-hour emergency supply kit. Ingredient voting is open now at www.EmergencyKitCookoff.org/ingredients (http://www.emergencykitcookoff.org/ingredients ) and will close Monday,Sept. 1. The public has until Tuesday, Sept. 30 to submit a recipe and receive a Kit Cook-off apron while supplies last. Anyone is eligible to participate.

August 28, 2014 - 08:07am
Kingman Does Soccer In A Big Way
Last Saturday the Northern Arizona Youth Soccer League started its season at Centennial Park with hundreds of aspiring soccer players. Over 600 kids ages 18 and under on 59 teams participated in opening ceremonies and matches.Space on teams is still available in all age categories. To sign up, go to the Kingman Parks and Recreation Department at 3333 Harrison St. and pick up forms, fill them out and mail them to the provided address. Registering costs $65 and a copy of the child's birth certificate is required.

August 28, 2014 - 08:03am
Happy 30th Birthday Bullhead City
BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz., August 26, 2014 - "30 Years and Growing" - this is the theme of the City's 30 year celebration of its incorporation on August 28. To celebrate the Mayor, City Council Members, and City staff will be planting 30 trees. The tree planting will start at 8 a.m. at Rotary Park in the dog park. City Officials will plant one large tree at the dog park and 27 smaller trees nearby. Two pines will be planted near City Hall. In all, 30 trees will be planted to celebrate 30 years of incorporation. In addition, free cake and ice cream will be served in the lobby of City Hall from 8:30am while supplies last. The City will also be posting historical photos from the past thirty years on its Facebook page throughout the day on Thursday.

August 27, 2014 - 2:18pm
Mohave County Election Results
Below please find the PRELIMINARY counts from Mohave County for the August, 26, 2014, Primary Election. There are still a number of early ballots and provisional ballots left to be counted. Results are UNOFFICIAL until canvassed. Lake Havasu City Mayor NEXSEN, MARK 5,633 68.53% ULLERY, BILL 2,508 30.51% WRITE-IN 79 0.96% Lake Havasu City Councilmember BAPTISTA, BILL 1,262 5.76% CALVI, DAVE 1,297 5.92% CLAEYS, DOUG 2,171 9.91% COKE, JENI 3,281 14.98% GILLETTE, LAJUANA 1,527 6.97% LIN, MICHELE 2,950 13.47% MCATLIN, DAVID 3.482 15.90% SHEEHY, CAL 4,444 20.29% TOMMILA, A.W. JOE 1,450 6.62% WRITE-IN 37 0.17%

August 27, 2014 - 09:18am
9-Year Old Girl Shoots Instructor in Arizona
n instructor at a shooting range in Arizona died Monday after a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot him in the head with an Uzi he was showing her how to use, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said. Charles Vacca, 39, of Lake Havasu City was shot Monday morning, airlifted to a medical center in Las Vegas and pronounced dead shortly before 9 p.m., the sheriff’s office said. Vacca was working at the Bullets and Burgers outdoor range in White Hills, about 60 miles southeast of Las Vegas, when the accident occurred. The girl and her parents were at the range while on vacation, a sheriff’s spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times. He was standing next to the girl, instructing her how to use the Uzi, when she pulled the gun’s trigger and the recoil sent the weapon over her head, causing him to be shot, the sheriff’s office said. Charles Vacca of Lake Havasu City was an instructor at a firing range in White Hills, Ariz., about 60 miles from Las Vegas. According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, he was accidentally shot in the head around 10 a.m. Vacca had been showing a 9-year-old girl how to fire an automatic Uzi when the accident happened, officials said. The girl pulled the trigger and the gun’s recoil sent it over her head. Vacca was standing next to her when he was shot. He was airlifted to a hospital in Las Vegas, where he died around 9 p.m., officials said. The girl’s parents were with her at the time of the shooting, officials said.

August 26, 2014 - 10:41am
Child Passenger Safety Week
Child Passenger Safety Week September 15-19, 2014 is Child Passenger Safety Week. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in coordination with various organizations and law enforcement, launched the child passenger safety campaign in an effort to make sure all parents and caregivers are properly securing their children in the right car restraint system for their age and size. The Lake Havasu City Police Department will begin the 2014 campaign by hosting a safety seat inspection, open to the public, on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the police department, located at 2360 McCulloch Blvd. N. This will be an opportunity for parents and caregivers to obtain information and learn about NHTSA's car seat recommendations for children 0-12 years of age. During the week of September 15-19, 2014 the Lake Havasu City Police Department will also have officers assigned to traffic enforcement and education with their primary focus on child passenger safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 3 out of 4 children are not as secure in the car as they should be because their car seats are not being used correctly. Additional information and safety tips can be obtained by visiting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at www.nhtsa.dot.gov or the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety website at www.azgohs.gov