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Organizations: June 19, 2014

American Legion Auxiliary Swaskegame Unit 14: Congratulations to Kathy Ferneau, a student at Mohave Community College, who was selected to receive the 2014 Past Presidents Parley Nursing Student Scholarship. She has been active in community events since her youth and continues to volunteer at Kingman Regional Medical Center, Advice and Aid Pregnancy Center and the Kingman Route 66 Rotaract Trailblazers. The scholarship presentation is scheduled for the Aug. 12 general meeting. Because of the state convention being held on the same date, the June 26 executive meeting has been cancelled. Installation for the 2014-2015 officers is currently scheduled for 2 p.m. July 6.

American Legion Post 14: Everyone who came to breakfast last Saturday had a great meal deal, and we thank you for supporting us. Our kitchen appliance upgrading has resulted in a perfectly good upright freezer becoming available because it's not commercial grade. We are accepting closed bids for this freezer today through Saturday; if you're interested, bring your bid to the post on the corner of Third and Oak in old town Kingman before 6 p.m. on Saturday. The freezer must be moved out by Tuesday. There will be no E-Board meeting this month, due to the department convention in Carefree. You can contact Post 14 at (928) 753-3555.

Belles of St. Mary's: Sunday next is steeped in the rich history of our Catholic teachings: we are instructed that the Thursday following Trinity Sunday (just passed) will be the solemnity of the Feast of Corpus Christi. In the 1200s, this joyous tradition and belief in the real presence in the body and blood of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist was highlighted in the final two verses of the famous composition of St. Thomas Aquinas - "tantum ergo sacramentum." Quick update on parish "goings-on": Tickets now on sale for a Samsung toy - a Galaxy Tab 3. This is our most recent and current fundraiser for the church building fund. Any and all are invited to donate to the most worthy of all causes - God's temple! There are four other prizes available as well; details later. Still waiting to hear from you all as to your participation in the Aug. 2 church picnic. The next meeting is at 6 p.m. June 25 at the parish center. Join us.

Brunch Bunch Motorcycle Riders: The schedule for the month of June is as follows: Sunday 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.

Fleet Reserve Association Branch 260: After two years of hard work and many hours of fundraising efforts, it is finally finished! Fleet Reserve Association Branch 260 president and memorial builder Don Johnson invites you to attend the dedication and grand opening of the Golden Valley Submarine Memorial. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 14:00 (2 p.m. for you land-lubbers) on Saturday. The memorial is located at Golden Valley VFW Post 2555. It is one block northwest of Colorado Street and Highway 68 in Golden Valley. Come early and bring the family and enjoy an afternoon/evening of live music, food, games and lots of submarine history. We will have submarine commanders coming to speak. As we submariners say, "Pride runs deep!" Looking forward to meeting and talking with you. For more information, contact Johnson at (520) 440-6191.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on June 13 were: first place, Donna Blaschak and Bryan Carlson; second place, Jeany Clegg and Bert Leenhouts; and third place, Lorraine Leenhouts and Jim Blaschak.

Kingman Aglow: Kingman Aglow will meet from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn Express, 3031 Andy Devine Ave. Perhaps there will be a divine appointment for you. There will be light refreshments. The cost is $6. For more information and to RSVP, call (928) 380-4471. We also are doing a Bible study called "Becoming a Prayer Warrior" by Elizabeth Alves. It is Mondays from 3:30-6 p.m. at 3730 N. Harvard St.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on June 14 were: first, Pat Knudson; second, Joann Brown; and third, Keith Walker. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

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 offering a free Tennis Play Day for children ages 6-14 at 2 p.m., Saturday. Arrive a few minutes early to get signed up. We will be having more Tennis Play Day events on July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 13 and Oct. 11. For more information on these events, or if you are interested in joining the Kingman Tennis Club, please contact Brooke Fix at (928) 753-5684.

Republican Women of Kingman: Election Day is right around the corner. Why not take this opportunity to hear what some of the candidates have to say and to ask them your questions before you go to the polls? The Republican Women of Kingman invite you to join us on Monday for our monthly meeting at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. A buffet lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. This month, lunch is a soup, salad and sandwich bar, which includes coffee and iced tea. One of our speakers this month is Mark Brnovich, who is running for Arizona attorney general. Brnovich was a prosecutor in the Maricopa County Attorney's Office (1992-1998); he represented the Arizona Department of Gaming at the attorney general's office (1998-2003); was a director for the Goldwater Institute's Center for Constitutional Government (2003-2005); assistant U.S. attorney prosecuting public integrity crimes; director of Arizona Department of Gaming (2009-2013); and he also served in the Army National Guard (1997-2004). The second speaker is Douglas Little, who is running for one of two seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission. Little has had a long and impressive career in the computer software industry. He spent 15 years working on software and construction management projects that were directly related to the development and management of energy production facilities. He is a strong consumer advocate and has worked hard to develop more effective operations that resulted in lower prices and more efficient methods of delivering gas, water and electricity. He has long advocated for a balanced energy portfolio that utilizes all our energy resources. Everyone is welcome at our meetings, but only Republicans may become members. The cost of the meeting is $3. The cost of lunch and the meeting is $10. The meeting starts at noon and ends at 1 p.m. For reservations, please call Sandee at (928) 757-8655. If you forget to make reservations, you will still be welcome to join us.

Thursday Party Bridge: Six members and two guests, Sandy Miles and Barbara Gracin, met June 12. The winners were: first, Gladys Smith; second, Sandy Miles; and third, Julia Caughlin.

VFW Post 2555 Golden Valley: We will be having a fundraiser for homeless veterans at 3 p.m. Saturday at the VFW Post 2555 in Golden Valley. The post is located at 6068 W. Supai Drive. We will have musicians from all over the valley. There will be barbecued ribs, fun, dancing and lots of music on our outdoor patio! Raffles will be held. Come support our homeless veterans. Free camping is available for RVs and tents. For more information, contact the post at (928) 565-3344.

Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter 975: The VVA, Mohave County Chapter 975, will be having its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. June 26. This month's meeting will be in Bullhead City at the Sunridge Village, 839 Landon Dr. For additional information, call (928) 377-1101.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on June 11 were: first place, Barbara Brown; second place, Shirley McQuinn; and third place, Kathy Townsend.

Whistle Stop Railroad Club: The club's next meeting will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Kingman Railroad Museum. Anyone with an interest in railroad history, memorabilia or model railroading is invited to join us. We are 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 Railroad Museum. The museum provides the public with the opportunity for discovery, education and recreation using scale model railroad equipment and providing railroad artifacts, memorabilia and historic displays. The museum's model railroads include N-gauge, HO-gauge, and Lionel (O-gauge) layouts, all of which can be seen in operation. 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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