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NEEDLES – Residents interested in applying for a newly opened seat on the Needles Unified School District’s Board of Trustees need to send a letter of interest to the district’s support office at 1900 Erin Dr. in Needles no later than noon on Sept. 5.

Individual help may be available via the U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loans Program, where physical loss loans may be available when a city has a minimum of 25 homes and/or businesses, each sustaining uninsured losses of 40 percent or more of their value as a result of the disaster.

NEEDLES – Inland Counties Legal Services will be in the area in September to conduct its quarterly outreach for low-income persons. There is no charge for the service, but participants must meet eligibility requirements. Appointments must be made in advance.

The not-for-profit organization provides legal services to eligible California residents and seniors in civil matters only. Examples include: collection defense, dissolution of marriage (including custody/visitation and support issues), paternity, district attorney support matters, guardianship, conservatorship, nursing home issues, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), food stamps, CalWorks, Medi-Cal (estate claims, liens and eligibility), landlord tenant issues (including eviction defense), estate planning (simple wills, health and financial powers of attorney), probate issues and real property issues. No criminal or traffic matters will be represented. Donations are accepted and receipts issued.

Students will receive his/her class schedule, locker assignment and copies of the school rules and dress code will be available. Classrooms will not be open during this time. Parents are asked to accompany the students to assist with the lockers. Students must use the lock provided by the school. If the lock is lost or stolen, the student is responsible for the replacement fee of $5.

Ladies Auxiliary membership is open to wives, widows, mothers, foster and stepmothers (who have performed the duties of parent), grandmothers, daughters, granddaughters, foster and stepdaughters (who attained that status prior to the age of sixteen and for whom the duties of parent were performed), sisters, half sisters, foster and stepsisters (who attained that status prior to age sixteen) of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Members must be citizens of the United States and not less than 16 years old.

LAUGHLIN – United Blood Services will hold a community blood drive from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, in the Ten Dollar Boutique of the Golden Nugget Laughlin. To schedule an appointment call Cari at 702-298-7130. All donors will receive a T-shirt and cholesterol screening.

OATMAN – The Oatman-Gold Road Chamber of Commerce presents a Labor Day weekend parade on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 11 a.m. Other activities to be held include a treasure hunt starting at noon; the treasure is a sand sculpture from Creative Edge Art Gallery. A burro biscuit toss begins at 2:30 p.m. Come join the fun!

Membership is open to husbands, widowers, fathers, foster and stepfathers (who have performed the duties of parent), grandfathers, sons, grandsons, foster and stepsons (who attained that status prior to the age of sixteen and for whom the duties of parent were performed), brothers, half brothers, foster and stepbrothers (who attained that status prior to age sixteen) of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Members must be citizens of the United States and not less than 16 years old.

In addition to the Mustangs Homecoming football game at 7 p.m. against West Wendover, there will be a post-game mixer at the home of Bill Hartwick, 1200 Safari Dr. in Needles, immediately after the game. BYOB, but snacks and dessert will be provided. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, there will be a picnic with a barbecue lunch provided at Jack Smith Park and a reunion dinner-dance at the Needles Elks Lodge, 1000 Lilyhill Dr., with no-host cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.

RSVP by Sept. 15. Cost is $40 per person if mailed by Sept. 1 and $50 per person after Sept. 1. Make checks payable to NHS Class of 1977 and mail to Terri Anderson, P. O. Box 1057, Needles, CA 92363. For more information e-mail NHS77Reunion@aol.com or motherteresa1977@sbcglobal.net, or call 760-244-7424. Visit: http://web.mac.com/szahnow/iWeb/Needles%20HS%201977/Intro.html

Classes are for expecting parents, parents or care-givers of children ages 0 to 5 years. The 12-week rotational courses can be entered at any time and are offered in the morning, afternoon and evening hours. Incentives are given, child care is provided during classes.

Needed are one representative each for non-renewable resources, recreation interests, wildlife interests, and two public-at-large representatives. Anyone can nominate qualified persons by Saturday, Oct. 30. For more information or to request a nomination form contact Stephen Razo at 951-697-5217.

MOHAVE VALLEY – The 12th annual Billy Moma par of Hearts Charity Golf Tournament, a fund- raiser for the Tri-state division of the American Heart Association, will begin with registration at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Desert Lakes Golf Club.