Downtown Needles, CA: 2014 P.T.A. Kiddie Parade and Carnival is this Saturday.
Needles Elementary Parent Teacher Association (P.T.A.) presents the 2014 P.T.A. Kiddie Parade and Carnival being held on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm PT at Santa Fe Park located on the 900 block of Front Street between F Street and G Street in Downtown Needles, California.
This year’s P.T.A. Kiddie Parade and Carnival theme is, “It’s a Small World.”
Fun for the whole family with a parade and a carnival with food and drink, a cakewalk, entertainment, and games.
Parade registration will happen from 2:15pm to 3:15pm PT at the Needles Chamber of Commerce located at 100 G Street just across the street from Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California.
** Parade Categories and Entry Fees: **
- Single Walker: $3.00
- 2 to 4 Walkers: $5.00
- Bikes and Wagons: $5.00
- Small Float with 1 to 5 Kids: $5.00
- Large Float with 6 or More Kids: $6.00
- Marching Group with 5 or More Kids: $6.00
All participating in the parade will lineup at 3:00pm PT and the parade will start at 4:00pm PT.
The parade will proceed along Front Street in Downtown Needles, California.
Streets around Santa Fe Park which includes Front Street will be closed for the parade and possibly for the event.
Please use caution well driving in this area as there will be lots of pedestrians crossing to and from the event.
Parking is located off of West Broadway between G Street and H Street in Downtown Needles, California.
After the parade, a carnival with food and drink, a cakewalk, entertainment, and games will begin and winners of each category will be announced at 5:30pm PT.
Carnival tickets will be available at a $.25 cent each and games, foods, and drinks will all require tickets.
Unlimited Play Bracelet for games only are available at: $20.00, but the Unlimited Play Bracelet cannot be used for purchasing foods or drinks.
Needles Recreation Center’s Dance Trax 51 will perform in front of Santa Fe Park at starting at 6:00pm PT.
According to the Needles Elementary Parent Teacher Association (P.T.A.), families are welcome to bring a cake or cupcakes for the cakewalk as well as their designated class goodie.
Families can bring their treats to the Needles Chamber of Commerce located at 100 G Street just across the street from Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California after 9:00am PT on Saturday, October 25th, 2014.
All process from the 2014 P.T.A. Kiddie Parade and Carnival will benefit the Needles Elementary Schools.
Volunteers will be able to set up at their designated booths between 9:00am and 3:00pm PT.
For more information or to volunteers in the 2014 P.T.A. Kiddie Parade and Carnival, please contact Mia Rockwood at: 1 (760) 220-6884 or Christin Rockwood at: 1 (760) 220-8751.
Come join our community family at the 2014 P.T.A. Kiddie Parade and Carnival in Downtown Needles, California.
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Election Watch 2014!!: Needles, CA: Shawn Gudmundson respectfully decline community questions.
A list of questions that the community would like the candidates running for Needles City Council to answer were sent out and the second to response was Shawn Gudmundson.
But, instead of answering the questions from the people, the community, and the voters, Shawn Gudmundson “respectfully declining to participate.”
From questions on the City of Needles Budget, local businesses, and how would you bring new jobs into our community, to clean energy, homelessness, and how would you help the community get a new grocery store, issue not important to answer by both Shawn Gudmundson and Terry Campbell.
News Alert!!: Ottawa, Canada: Shooting rampage at National War Memorial of Canada and Canadian Parliament.
News Alert!!: Ottawa, Canada: Shooting rampage at National War Memorial of Canada and Canadian Parliament.
A shooting rampage at the National War Memorial of Canada and at a Canadian Parliament building on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 in Ottawa, Canada leaves a soldier dead, at least 2 people injured, and a country on alert.
A gunman shots and kills a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial of Canada located near Elgin Street in Ottawa, Canada.
The soldier who was shot and killed is identified as 24 year old Corporal Nathan Cirillo.
Witnesses are saying that the soldier was posted at the National War Memorial of Canada and was gunned down at point blank range just before 10:00am ET by a man carrying a rifle and dressed all in black, his face half covered.
After shooting the soldier, the gunman appeared to raise his arms in triumph and then stormed the Canadian Parliament building located on Wellington Street in Ottawa, Canada where the gunman released dozens of shots inside the Canadian Parliament building forcing many people to barricade themselves inside meeting rooms.
The shooting rampage of terror ended when the gunman was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant at arms.
The Canada’s Justice Minister as well as other government officials credited the ceremonial sergeant at arms identified as 58 year old Kevin Vickers for shooting the gunman.
At least 2 people were treated for minor injuries during the shooting rampage.
Investigators identified the gunman as 32 year old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, an ex-convict, but gave little information about the gunman.
In Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America President Barack Obama called the shooting “tragic” and expressed condolences to the family of the soldier.
Canada had raised its domestic terror threat level from low to medium on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 because of what Canadian authorities are calling, “an increase in general chatter from radical Islamist organizations.”
The Islamic State group has urged supporters to carry out attacks against Western countries, including Canada, that are fighting the militants in Iraq and Syria.
On Monday, October 20th, 2014, a deadly hit and run assault happened against 2 Canadian soldiers by a man which Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper described as an “ISIL inspired terrorist.” (ISIL is also known as Islamic State).
According to Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper, the shooting rampage is the second deadly terrorist attack on Canadian in 3 days and that this week’s events are a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere.
** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **
Needles, CA: Halloween Haunted House begins Friday.
The Needles Chamber of Commence is planning a Halloween Haunted House being held from Friday, October 24th, 2014 to Saturday, October 25th, 2014 and from Thursday, October 30th, 2014 to Friday, October 31st, 2014 starting from dusk to dawn (10:30pm PT) inside the “Big Green House” located at 517 North K Street near Needles Highway in Needles, California.
Hard working volunteers have been working for weeks to get this haunted house all decorated and ready to scare you out of your shoes.
If you daring and brave enough to enter the Halloween Haunted House, tickets will be $10.00 per person.
There will be food vendors, gift booths, and picture booth next to the Halloween Haunted House.
For more information or to participate in the Halloween Haunted House, please contact Lana and Bob Shaw at: 1 (702) 296-0363 or the Needles Chamber of Commence at: 1 (760) 326-2050.
Come on out and find out who will survive and what will be left of them.
Election Watch 2014!!: Needles, CA: Terry Campbell is not interested in community questions.
A list of questions that the community would like the candidates running for Needles City Council to answer were sent out and the first to response was Terry Campbell.
But, instead of answering the questions from the people, the community, and the voters, Terry Campbell says that, “Sorry not interested.”
From questions on the City of Needles Budget and local businesses, to clean energy and grocery store, issue not important to answer.
Needles, CA: Needles High School Homecoming Week ends a Mustang pride win dance.
Mustang pride was alive and strong through homecoming week for Needles High School in Needles, California ending with 2 wins on the football field and a wonderful dance inside the El Garces building.
Students, teachers, and even the community celebrated a week of events as Needles High School held their homecoming week from Monday, October 13th, 2014 to Saturday, October 18th, 2014 in Needles, California.
The week of Mustang pride kicked off with a free movie under the Monday night sky at Needles High School where students enjoyed the movie, “Remember the Titans” with tasty snacks.
On Tuesday was Senior Citizen Day where students held walker race after nutrition class and played a game of Bingo during lunch.
Later, the Lady ’Stangs Volleyball Team hit the volleyball court inside the Corral at Needles High School playing against Lake Mead in both junior varsity and varsity volleyball games.
Powder Puff Football and Volleyball played Wednesday with a volleyball game on the volleyball court inside the Corral at Needles High School in the afternoon and a football game on Branigan Field at Needles High School at night.
The pride of the Mustangs drove up the streets of Needles, California Thursday night gathering the community together all the way into the Corral at Needles High School where a community pep rally was being held.
The community express their support and pride in their Mustangs and participated in games and enjoyed a slideshow showing the community spirit in the Mustangs.
Alex Cameron, former student of Needles High School, spoke to the crowd expressing how much she is so grateful to be a part of this community, how proud she is in this school, and that’s she will always be a “Mustang for life.”
Afterwards, the community gather in front of a open bonfire that shine across the community and got the community excited for the big game on Friday.
On Friday, a king and queen was crowned during the Needles High School Homecoming Week’s Coronation ceremony held inside the Needles High School Auditorium at Needles High School where students and parents gather to give their support the the students, dressed up in suits and dresses, as they walked along the catwalk and await the big decision.
Shivam Bhakta was crowned King and Jeannine Otero was crowned Queen and as the Needles High School Homecoming Week’s King and Queen walked along the catwalk, students and parents cheered with excitement.
The king and queen joined students, teachers, and faculties for the parade into Downtown Needles, California where the community gathered and cheered on as the homecoming week parade made their way down West Broadway with floats, matching bands, and of course the king and queen who waved at the crowd of people along the parade route.
After evening fell, the volleyball and football teams from White Pine Bobcats of Ely, Nevada drove on in and prepared to play and battled against the Mustangs from Needles High School of Needles, California.
The Lady’s Stangs Volleyball Teams battled on the volleyball court inside the Corral at Needles High School against the White Pine slamming the volleyball back and fourth with the strach and pride well outside on the Branigan Field, the Mustangs team played junior boy’s varsity football against the White Pine Bobcats.
The Mustangs won the junior boy’s varsity football game over the White Pine Bobcats from Ely, Nevada 46 to 0 well the Lady ’Stangs volleyball reportedly lost at least 2 volleyball games to the White Pine Bobcats, but the volleyball team never showed it.
As the crowds grow larger, the boy’s varsity football team marched together onto Branigan Field as the community cheered awaiting to see the Mustangs play against the White Pine Bobcats.
From the beginning, the Mustangs brought the football home riding and driving the football home for a touchdown and sourcing repeatedly over the Bobcats.
At halftime, the crowed of Mustang supporters listened to a great performance by the Needles High School Marching Band, cheered with the Needles High School Cheer Team, and gave a warm welcome to the Needles High School Homecoming Week’s King and Queen.
After halftime, the Mustang express couldn’t be stop and picked up the football and took the football passenger home for a touchdown with more one way path trip home to Needles, California and at the end of the boy’s varsity football game, the Needles High School Mustangs win over the White Pine Bobcats from Ely, Nevada 55 to 0 as the community jumped and cheered with excitement.
On Saturday, students got to rest for the day as they await a night of California Dreamin as the homecoming dance for Needles High School turned the community hall inside the El Garces building in Downtown Needles, California into a California surf line coastal retreat decorated in seashells, lighted palm trees, and painted surfboards well in the other room, a picture prefect view of our California surf line coast awaiting the prefect couple to stand together and ride the surf.
The week of events shows that the community of Needles, California always live and will always be pride to be a Needles High School Mustang.
“Mustang Pride For Life!!”
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News Update!!: Essex, CA: Injury traffic collision on eastbound Interstate 40.
Emergency dispatch scanner reporting a injury traffic collision on eastbound Interstate 40 near Essex, California at around 11:54am PT on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014.
Multiple first responders including the San Bernardino County Fire Department from Fire Station 31 in Downtown Needles, California are responding and medical helicopter is heading to the traffic collision.
San Bernardino County Fire Department is reporting major damage to vehicle in center divider, an excitation underway, and an Intravenous Cannulation (I.V.).
According to information posted at the California Highway Patrol (C.H.P.) Traffic Incident Information Page, the traffic collision is on eastbound Interstate 40 at mile marker 40, the vehicle was off the roadway, overturned, and the injury in the traffic collision is reportedly a head injury.
More information is still coming into ZachNews.