Several members of the Needles Chamber of Commerce attended a ribbon cutting ceremony at Topock66 early this summer. Members were entertained with live music and furnished with drinks and food. Needles’ Mayor Ed Paget, M.D., presented the developer with a proclamation. The event was well attended with representatives from chambers at Needles, Bullhead City, Kingman and Lake Havasu City as well as dignitaries from other areas. The elaborate boat-in drive-in restaurant and lounge with the giant outdoor pool is just off Interstate 40 Arizona Exit 1, along Mohave County Route 1, an original alignment of Route 66. The lagoon in front of Topock66 opens on the Colorado River. Join the chamber and Needles Downtown Business Alliance for a mixer and fund-raiser for Spike’s Desert Dog Park Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the El Garces intermodal transportation facility in Needles.
Local volunteers Susan Lanphear and JimBo Lanphear are recognized for their efforts in cleaning up the town during a Needles City Council meeting. Vice-mayor Terry Campbell presented the volunteers with certificates and Cathy McConnell, who heads the cleanup committee, spoke of their efforts. Pictured (l-r): Terry Campbell, Hailey Lanphear, JimBo Lanphear, Cathy McConnell and Susan Lanphear. Not pictured is Gigi Thomson who also was recognized for her efforts.
Needles Vice-mayor Terry Campbell cuts the ribbon at the long-awaited grand opening of Circle K and Chester’s Fried Chicken in the Westside Chevron station on Needles Highway. Owner Scott Goodman (right front), surrounded by employees, well-wishers, members of the Needles Chamber of Commerce and Needles City Council, addressed a large crowd. The party atmosphere included music by the Fort Mojave Indian Tribal Band, free food and drink, displays of classic, sport and performance vehicles and much more. The 12-island Chevron station dispenses gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation gas and has special 110 and 116 octane racing fuel available. Goodman said the $1 million expansion is the largest private investment in Needles in 30 years.
Needles students visit Washington, D.C.
A group of Needles middle and high school show off T-shirts donated by the Needles Centennial Committee to be worn on a student travel experience to Washington, D.C. June 9 through 13, thanks to Bob and Lana Shaw and Mayor Ed Paget, M.D., president of the committee. Several Needles groups and schools donated shirts, including the 2K4R KIDS organization. Middle school teacher Wendy Stahl, a member of the organizing committee, worked through World Strides, a student travel company, to arrange the trip. Classes resume Aug. 19 in the Needles Unified School District.
VFW Post supports community college
Members of Mohave Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 404 attend the annual dinner of the Mohave Community College Foundation at the Tropicana Express Casino in Laughlin. The District 8 Post supports two scholarships: a nursing program and one specifically for veterans. During the dinner, VFW Post 404 received recognition with a Red Jacket and pin, as members of the Scholarship Foundation ‘President Circle Club’ for their donation. Pictured are (l to r, front to back) Sandi DeLeon, Linda Casas, Junette Allison, Post 404 Commander George DeLeon, Trustee Jim Dog Miller and Junior Vice-commander Mike Allison.
Jenny Edward’s Vista Colorado Elementary School first graders celebrate the end of the year and various awards during an assembly June 4. Ashlyn O’Dell earned Student of the Quarter and Lois Wright earned Most Improved. Honorees (not in order) are: Kimberlina Hernandez, John Leivas, David Lively, Vash Livingston, Itzel Morales, Ashlyn O’Dell, Kaydence Plank, Lois Wright and Jada Zermeno. Students may have been absent for the photo.
Susan Brush’s Vista Colorado Elementary School second grade class celebrates perfect attendance and other awards earned during a special assembly June 4. Collin Smith earned Student of the Quarter and Raegan Breaux earned Most Improved. Honorees (not in order) are: Israel Aragon, Raegan Breaux, Craig Bryan, Gerald Burnett, Miles Burshia, Gloriana Collier, Joshua Davis, Joanna Hancock, Talon Paget, Tate Scott, Collin Smith and Reno Zahnter.
Linda Andrews’ Vista Colorado Elementary School first graders celebrate the end of the year with awards. Aiden McCorkle earned Most Improved and Lincoln Jones earned Student of the Quarter. Honorees are (not in order): Jared Breaux, Holden Jones, Lincoln Jones, John Lusk, Aiden McCorkle, Josiah Mello, Paxton Murch, McKenna Phillips and Katie Smith. Students may have been absent.