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Organizations: June 26, 2014

American Legion Post 14: On Saturday at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts, an exhibit recognizing and honoring Hualapai veterans will open at 10 a.m. Our post is named for Sam Swaskegame, a Hualapai veteran who died fighting in World War I. The exhibit will run until Aug. 2, but all Legionnaires who can make the opening ceremony should try to attend.

Arizona Independent Party: Our meeting is at 7 p.m. tonight at the Mohave County Library in the meeting room. Members of any party are invited to attend. Candidates wishing to speak may RSVP. Janice L. Palmer, candidate for City Council, will speak and wishes to invite all others wanting to participate. Our regular monthly meeting is the last Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

Belles of St. Mary's: Tomorrow (Friday) we celebrate the feast that has inspired all the various images of the Sacred Heart. It is a feast of unfathomable love. We are told that the reason Jesus' heart was outside His body was because He gave this heart to us. And the crown of thorns surrounding His heart reminds us that the love Jesus gave us cost Him great sacrifice and suffering, even death. Pop quiz: The FCCW will soon celebrate its first anniversary. You all remember what this acronym represents, yes? These classes will be starting up in the near future - Angie V. will keep us apprised. Our annual church picnic is a mere five weeks away! The committees are meeting bi-monthly and are eagerly waiting to welcome YOU. Call the parish with questions and offers. In the meantime, gather up your dollars and coins for the many treasures to be offered for sale, and that includes the many tickets that will be offered for absolutely great prizes! Music, games, prizes, treasures and great food - and in the cool Hualapai Mountains to boot - talk about a winning combination! Sunday will feature a holy dynamic duo - Saints Peter and Paul - Peter, the "rock" on which our church was built, chosen by Jesus in person, and Paul, who once persecuted Christians and became a forever famous preacher and gave us great writings concerning our church beliefs. Truly, we are blessed with such a rich heritage. Don't forget - tickets, tickets, tickets!

Brunch Bunch Motorcycle Riders: The schedule for the rerst of the month of June is as follows: Sunday 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. at 8:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to ride with us. (928) 530-2555.

Class of 1994 Reunion: Attention Kingman High School class of 1994 graduates! We will be hosting our 20-year reunion at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the back room at the Dambar Steakhouse. Tickets include plenty of appetizers, and coffee or tea (alcoholic beverages not included). We will have a slideshow, and plenty of music from back in the day. Please come and catch up with some old friends - the more the merrier! Tickets are $20 at the door (cash only). At 11 a.m. Saturday, there will be a tour of the south campus (pending approval). At 11 a.m. Sunday, there will be a potluck picnic at Centennial Park. We will provide burgers, hot dogs, paper plates and condiments. Please bring a dish to share, and your own drinks. The whole family is welcome. To purchase tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com and enter Kingman High School class of 1994 twenty year reunion. Please call Bridget Forbush with any questions at (602) 410-1168.

Kingman Computer User Group: The Kingman Computer User Group will have its next meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. July 13 at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. Everyone needs to know how to back up their files. We will be covering how to save to a thumb drive, SD drive, exterior drive, CD and DVD.

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: Special Events: The Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468 Car Show and Bingo will be Sunday. The doors open at 10 a.m., with games starting at 11 a.m. There will be a 50/50 split, $1 sheets. The car show is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a $10 entry fee prior to Sunday. The cost at the door is $15. The public is welcome. The public is also welcome for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, in the main dining room area from 5-7 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. on Fridays. Reminder: Thursday is also bingo. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the games start at noon. It is in the main dining room and food service is available. For information call Tasha, the club manager, at (928) 753-2547.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on June 21 were: first, Joann Brown; second, Rose Lesniewski; and third, Flo Ragsdale. 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. For our special events, we are offering a free Tennis Play Day for children ages 6-14 at 2 p.m. July 19. Arrive a few minutes early to get signed up. We will be having more Tennis Play Day events on 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.

Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation (RUFFF): RUFFF has many, many wonderful dogs and cats looking for their forever loving homes. We hold daily adoptions by appointment and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To adopt, you'll need a verifiable tri-state address, photo I.D., a fenced yard for dogs, written permission from landlord if renting, a donation to RUFFF to help offset veterinary expenses, and a loving home. All animals are spayed/neutered and vaccinated - cats are Felv/Fiv tested. To schedule an appointment, please call (928) 565-BARK (2275). RUFFF is seeking volunteers to help with daily chores, such as cleaning, watering, feeding and socializing with the animals. If you have even two hours to spare and love animals, please call (928) 565-BARK (2275).

Thursday Party Bridge: Seven members and guest Barbara Gracin met June 12. The winners were: first, Gladys Smith; second, Yolanda Metcalf; and third, Lois Cantrell.

VFW Post 10386: There will be a Men's and Ladies' Auxiliary Dinner from 5-6 p.m. July 5. The cost is $8 and the menu will be pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans and chips. We will be having our Post Dinner from 5-6 p.m. July 12. The cost is $8 and the menu will be pot roast, potatoes, carrots, salad, rolls and dessert. Our Ladies Auxiliary Dinner will be from 5-6 p.m. July 19. The cost is $8 and they will be serving barbecue chicken. On July 26 we will be having a memorial service for Ed Lyon at 11 a.m. Our Men's Auxiliary Dinner will be from 5-6 p.m. July 26. The cost is $8 and the menu will be grilled chicken breasts, baked beans, salad, rolls and dessert.

Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter 975: The VVA, Mohave County Chapter 975, will be having its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. today. 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 18 were: first place, Shirley McQuinn; second place, Barbara Brown and third place, Carolyn Johnston.

Whistle Stop Railroad Club: The club met most recently on June 21, when plans for the upcoming International Route 66 Festival were discussed. The Whistle Stop Railroad Club's members are train enthusiasts with the purpose of preserving railroad history through the operation of the Railroad Museum. We are actively recruiting new members and volunteers to help in the 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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