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Organizations: June 12, 2014

American Legion Post 14: Our kitchen's "grand reopening" breakfast on Saturday will begin at 8 a.m. and be available until 10 a.m. We're dropping the requested donation amount to $10 per person for American Legion family members and their guests. The menu includes an omelet station and buffet of ham, bacon, roasted herbed potatoes, a variety of fruit, mini-muffins, biscuits and gravy, desserts and coffee/tea/juices. Do the math and see that it's a great deal! Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in Kingman; call us at (928) 753-3555.

Belles of St. Mary's: First, bulletin alerts: We Belles do not meet tonight. We are in our summer recess! Nevertheless, our gals were scurrying about tending to funeral receptions and Fr. Matthew's 40th anniversary of his ordination. By the by, Fr. Matthew recently underwent shoulder surgery and still recently celebrated mass last weekend with his parish! I call that unselfish; without our priest, we would have no Mass. Ponder that. Pray for all our priests daily, please. We neglected to remind us of first Saturday devotions, but I am certain we (on our own) remembered to come together and pray, yes? Along that line, this Friday is the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua. He died in 1231 and was canonized in 1232, only 11 months after his death. Let us pray for more present-day holy saints such as this, that they may become household names as well! Plans are gaining momentum for the Aug. 2 church picnic. Helpers are urgently needed now; we plan together, we work together, we succeed together. Already we are offering tickets for the "tablet" donated by a parishioner as grand prize. We'll get God's temple paid for yet!

Brunch Bunch Motorcycle Riders: The schedule for the month of June is as follows: June 18 is the Peach Springs Ride, June 22 is the Seligman ride to Roadrunner Café, June 25 is the Bellemont Ride to Roadhouse Grill and June 29 is the Pool Party Ride. Every Sunday we have an impromptu ride; we leave Kingman at 8:30 a.m. All rides leave from the I-40 Exit 48 Chevron, 777 W. Beale St. Everyone is welcome to ride with us. (928) 530-2555.

Democratic Women's Club of Kingman: The Democratic Women's Club of Kingman and Mohave County Democratic Central Committee, in conjunction with the city of Kingman's Parks Department, invite you to the Flag Raising Ceremony at Metcalfe Park. It will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For more information regarding the Democratic Women's Club or the Democratic Party Annual Picnic, call Democratic Headquarters at (928) 753-0006.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on June 6 were: first place, Gretchen Carpenter and Virginia Mead; second place, Donna Blaschak and Bryan Carlson; and third place, Trey Gordon and Wolfgang Vorbau.

Friends of the Kingman Library: We will be having our board meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Come join us and support your local library.

Kingman's Biggest Loser Challenge: Our newest challenge will start Saturday and continue until July 27. Lose the most percentage of weight and you win the cash! There is a $55 challenge entry fee. This is a six-week fitness challenge program. If you are at least 30 pounds overweight and are ready for the commitment and dedication that it will take to lose the weight and keep it off for good, then this challenge is for you! Meet weekly for fitness classes and receive weekly emails, nutritional regimens and tips to help you succeed. You must be at least 30 pounds overweight to win this challenge. We are a nonprofit organization. For more information, to sign up or for questions, call (928) 530-7092.

Kingman Social Club: On Tuesday, the Kingman Social Club will hold its "no host" luncheon at the Garlic Clove Restaurant. The club members will put on an old radio skit. They are very entertaining and funny. It brings back some old memories. The Kingman Social Club is an organization open to all Kingman and surrounding areas. We do varieties of fundraisers during the year and donate the money to different organizations that help the less fortunate. The "dine out" will be June 28 at Calico's, 418 Beale St. It will be at 5 p.m. For reservations for the "dine out," see Vi Butler at the meeting. You can call her at (928) 377-3384. For further information about the Kingman Social Club and its activities, contact John Boersma at (928) 692-7553.

Kingman Tennis Club: Every week we have evening and morning walk-in tennis. We have evening walk-in tennis at 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Morning walk-in tennis is at 8 a.m. on Saturdays. We meet at the tennis courts in Centennial Park. The cost is $2 for members and $3 for non-members. Please wear tennis shoes and bring a racquet. Our club provides the tennis balls and pays the court fees. We will place you in a doubles match based on your skill level. Beginners are welcome and we will assign someone to help you get started. We are also offering a free Tennis Play Day for children ages 6-14 at 2 p.m. June 21. Arrive a few minutes early to get signed up. We will be having more Tennis Play Day events on July 19, August 16, Sept. 13 and Oct. 11. For more information on these events, or if you are interested in joining the Kingman Tennis Club, contact Brooke Fix at 753-5684.

Mohave County Downwinders: There will be an important meeting at 1 p.m. June 21 at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. On the agenda will be a discussion on the status of the pending legislation to get Lower Mohave County added to the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA). Matt Capalby made a trip to Washington, D.C., on behalf of the Downwinders and he will have a report on his trip. There is more legislation pending and that will be reviewed. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. On April 4, many of the Mohave County Downwinders attended the field hearing at the supervisor's office. Those on our committee who spoke on personal stories were Supervisor Gary Watson (District 4), Matt Capalby (Dr. Arnold's grandson) and Danielle Stephens (chairperson for the Downwinders of Mohave County). Many others from other counties gave touching stories of their struggles. We thank U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar for having the field hearing and for working with the Downwinders. Gosar is a great asset to our county.

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: Special events coming: "Bingo Bash," at 11 a.m. Friday. The public is welcome. $50 buy in, 13 games, guarantee $100 payout. Father's Day Picnic and Flag Day Ceremony will be from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. This event is open to the public also. It will be in the cool pines of Hualapai Mountain Park, Recreation Area 1. Lunch is $12 for adults and $8 for children under 12. The menu is pulled pork barbecue sandwich, baked beans and salads. If you attend in a Boy Scout or Girl Scout uniform, lunch is free. Lunch includes two beverage tickets. There will be games for the kids, bingo for adults and more. Tickets are available at the Kingman Elks Lodge Social Quarters prior to the day of the picnic.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on June 7 were: first, Paul George; second, Rochelle Cosby and Jim Robbins; and third, Barbara Stoefen. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Kingman Republican Men's Club (KRM): We are rapidly approaching the next meeting of the Kingman Republican Men's Club, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Dambar Steakhouse, 1960 E. Andy Devine Ave. We are calling this meeting "Dentist's Day at the Dambar" as we will have two speakers, both of whom are, coincidentally, dentists. Our main speaker is U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, congressman from our district, and we will also be having Regina Cobb, who is running for Arizona state representative. As always, our meeting costs $3, with lunch optional and on your own. No reservations are necessary and women, men and guests are invited. The meeting is open to the public, and we will be collecting any of your unwanted books, hardcover and paperback, which will be donated to the local correctional facilities. For more information, call (928) 530-3637.

Mohave County Democratic Central Committee: We are having our Mohave County Democrats Annual Picinic from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Metcalf Park. Tickets are $15 per person and the price includes the meal, beverage and entertainment. Please get your tickets early. All of our community is invited. We will have our Democratic state, local and national candidate guest speakers, music and prize drawings. For more information, contact the MCDCC office at (928) 753-0006.

Mohave County Rebels 4-H Club: Mohave County Rebels 4-H Club will be having a car wash from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday. Any donation is highly appreciated. We will be located on Stockton Hill Road next to Taco Bell. For more information, call (928) 753-1665.

Thursday Party Bridge: Six members and two guests, Sandy Miles and Barbara Gracin, met June 5. The winners were: first place, Lois Cantrell; second place, Sandy Miles; and third place, Gladys Smith.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on June 4 were: first place, Barbara Gracin; second place, Shirley Costain and third place, Shirley McQuinn.

Whistle Stop Railroad Club: The club is actively recruiting new members and volunteers to help in the museum. The Whistle Stop Railroad Club's members are train enthusiasts with the purpose of preserving railroad history through the operation of the Kingman Railroad Museum. The museum's model railroads include N-gauge, HO-gauge, and Lionel (O-gauge) layouts, all of which can be seen in operation. Anyone with an interest in railroad history, memorabilia, or model railroading is invited to join us. We meet at the museum at 9 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month. The museum is located in the restored Santa Fe Depot, 402 Andy Devine Ave. For more information, call the museum at (928) 718-1440, visit our website, www.whistlestoprailroadclub.org, or see us on Facebook.


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