6/6/2013 6:00:00 AM Club & Organization News: Thursday, June 6, 2013
Kingman Knights of Columbus: Wes Hawkins of Kingman was named District Deputy of the Year, District 17, at the 106th Annual State Convention of the Knights of Columbus held May 18 in Phoenix. Pictured from left are: Lou Barbour, Supreme Council Vice President for Growth and Development; Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted; Father Patrick Crino, state chaplain; Cris Hawkins; Wes Hawkins; and Bryant Sayers, state deputy, Knights of Columbus.
TOPS AZ 0287 Kingman: On May 3, the Chapter Recognition and Graduation Days Celebration, the Road to Success, was held. Graduates were Barbara Cole, B.J. Ridgeway and Joan Jordan. Joan Jordan was crowned chapter queen with a loss of 30.4 pounds. Division winners were Diane Bush, Darlene Sweet, Camille Patula and Joan Jordan. Our chapter KOPS were recognized: Rachel Thalrose and Viola Emans, 11 years each; Mary Ann Chaszewski and Dee Hudson, 10 years; Patsy Brocnik, Nancy Hilton and Nancy Riddle, nine years; Ruby Lee Dierks, eight years; Beverly Prader, seven years; Danny Velderrain and Laura Hignite, six years; Marj Esposito and Sylvia Schneider, four years; Sonjia Kinzer and Pat Gnodle, three years; Dora Wolf, two years; and Venita Barnes, Barbara Cole and B.J. Ridgeway, one year; Joan Jordan and Shirley Buck, less than one year. KOPS did the presentation of the Circle of Lights. Our chapter lost a total of 226.4 pounds in 2012.
Aglow International Kingman: Kingman Aglow is having a meeting, "No More Shame," from 2 to 4 p.m. June 15 at Dora's Beale Street Deli, 509 E. Beale St. in Kingman. We will be serving light refreshments. The cost is $5. Iris Bower of Lake Havasu City will be the guest speaker. Iris is a Lakota Sioux whose roots are in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Iris will be sharing her testimony of God's love, His restoring power of healing, joy and peace, and the freedom it brings. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Legion Post 14: June 14 is Flag Day. If anyone is replacing tattered flags with new ones, please bring your old flags to Post 14 on Third and Oak in Oldtown Kingman. We hold flag disposal ceremonies during which these well-loved flags are destroyed with respect. If you'd like to be notified electronically whenever a national proclamation is issued to fly the flag at half-staff, sign up for the American Legion Flag Alert e-newsletter at www.legion.org/newsletters. If you have a question about U.S. flag treatment, display and respect, visit www.legion.org/flag. You may also read other questions that have been submitted and the answers. You don't have to be a Legionnaire to use these services; everyone is welcome to sign up to stay informed on flag etiquette. Post 14's phone number is (928) 753-3555.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14: Those elected to serve the Unit as officers for 2013-2014 are: Mary Ellis, president; Grace VanHorn, vice president; Cece Curtis, chaplain; Mary Jedzinek, historian; Rebecca Faris, treasurer; Florence Hawthorne, sergeant-at-arms; and Dana Brock, Charlene Evans and Shirley Judd, members-at-large. Installation will take place during the meeting on July 9. Amanda Williams (Kingman High School) is currently finishing up her session as the ALA Arizona Girls State Citizen sponsored by this Unit. We hope she is enjoying the experience and we look forward to hearing her report at our August meeting. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, the Unit is hosting a "yard - or previously used goods - sale" at the Post home, 225 Oak St. If you have items to donate, feel free to drop them there Thursday afternoon. Please tell your friends and neighbors and come support this project.
Belles of St. Mary's: As we rush into the summer of 2013, please note that June's first Friday is also the celebration of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (Mass at 6 p.m.), and Saturday will see us remembering the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. You gotta admit, we Roman Catholics have a feast or saint's day for any date you care to name. This points to our dedication to pray without ceasing. Now if you thought that we Belles would be lounging under magnolia trees, sipping mint juleps, how wrong you are! From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday will be a five-part study based on the "Theology of the Body" - muy importante. Do not miss. There is a general stampede to meet the June 17-21 Vacation Bible School commitment and word is, our little darlings can hardly wait. This extravaganza is under the stalwart leadership of Mary Pat and company. In addition, behind the scenes strategy meetings are being carried out regarding the annual church picnic. Once again, Hualapai Mountain Park, Recreation Area 1, is our destination. Aug. 3 will find this serene mountain escape area crawling with Catholics of all ages, sizes, shapes and accents. You are guaranteed a good time and all you have to do is come up the mountain!
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on May 31 were: first place, Karla Kay and Jim Blaschak; second place, Donna Blaschak and Bryan Carlson; third place, Sandy Miles and Shirley Lantz; and fourth place, Virginia Mead and Gretchen Carpenter. Our games are open to all bridge players. If you would like to play, please call Lorraine at (928) 757-3397.
Kingman Arizona Computer Users Group: KACUG invites you to join their meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. Our June presentation will be by the Mohave County Search and Rescue Team. For more details, see our website: www.kingmanazcug.com. Annual dues are $12 per person; you may pay at the meeting. You do not have to own a computer to be a member. If you have just purchased a computer or contemplating buying your first computer you are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact president Gloria Richhart at (928) 377-6726.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on June 1 were: first, Bob Bennett; second, Paul George; and third, John Goryl. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Mohave County Genealogical Society: Our next meeting will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Mohave Museum of History and Arts, 400 W. Beale St. We will be continuing with our first-hand accounts of travel in early days; we will follow a trip from Johnstown, Ohio, to Adrian, Mich., by oxen team and wagon. The trip today would take just over three hours but our detailed diary began on May 13 and ended on May 22,1847. It was a grueling trip through rain and dense mud with few inns available for rest. The villages mentioned are on our modern atlas and the route is traceable for the entire length. We hope you will join us on this trip.
Mohave County Union High School, Class of '63: The 50-year reunion for the Class of 1963 has been set for June 14 at the Dambar Steak House, 1960 E. Andy Devine (corner of Hualapai Mountain Road and Route 66). The class would like to invite MCUHS alumni and teachers to join us for a no-host gathering beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Marilyn (McBratney) Swanson-Wells at (928) 757-2780 or Jackie Faye (Evenson) Sansom at (928) 753-5576.
Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation: RUFFF is holding a Doggie Wash starting at 9 a.m. June 22 sponsored by Morti's World Grooming, 701 Stockton Hill Road, Suite S (across from the main Post Office). Call Morti at (928) 753-5501 and make an appointment to have your dog bathed; help raise much-needed funds to care for the nearly 300 animals at RUFFFHouse. Half of the proceeds will go to RUFFF and you will receive a coupon for 10 percent off the next wash/groom. We will also have a RUFFF-le and 50/50 drawing.
VFW Post 10386: From 5-6 p.m. Saturday, the Post dinner will be meat loaf, mashed potatoes, vegetables and dessert for a donation of $7. Karaoke starts at 6:30. On Sunday, the Ladies Craft Fair will be from noon to 4 p.m. Rent a table for $10. The Ladies Auxiliary is having a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 28-29. There will be no dinner due to the rummage sale on June 29. We are located at 3036 John L Ave. Call (928) 757-9191 for directions or info on the above events.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on May 29 were: first place, Shirley McQuinn; second place, Nelson Gaska; and third place, Barry Pope.