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Organizations: July 17, 2014

Brunch Bunch Motorcycle Riders: The schedule for the month of July is as follows: On Wednesday, we will be riding to Flagstaff/Meteor Crater on an overnight. Our Yarnell Ride will be on July 30. 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.

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: Special Events: Saturday is the Peanut Butter Ball from 5-8 p.m. It is open to the public at 900 Gates Ave. It is $10 per person with a cash bar. The menu is: chicken kabobs with satay dipping sauce, rice pilaf, sautéed vegetables with peanut sauce and a dessert raffle. Bring a jar of peanut butter for the Kingman Area Food Bank and get a chance to guess how many peanuts are in the Mr. Peanut 75th birthday collective jar and you could win it. We will be presenting the food bank with $2,000 worth of peanut butter just in time for the start of the school year - it's what kids need to succeed. We hope to double that amount with your help! The public is welcome for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-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: On Thursdays, there 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 more information call,Tasha, the club manager, at (928) 753-2547.

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 will be having Tennis Play Day events on Saturday, Aug. 16, Sept. 13 and Oct. 11. Arrive a few minutes early to get signed up. 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.

Mohave Community Choir: Our practices start again on Aug. 7! We will be practicing for our October concert, which will feature ensemble duets and will have full choir numbers. If you are interested in participating in our practices and concerts, you should be high school aged and over. Please contact Andrew Campagnuolo at (928) 757-5104. Our regular weekly practices will be at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints, 3180 Rutherford Drive. Important: We are looking for a new director for our choir. This is a volunteer position and the duties include conducting practices and rehearsals. If you are interested in this position, contact Andrew at the number listed above.

Sounds of Kingman: Need to slow down a little? Here's the prescription: North Country Music, a local classic country cover band, presents music from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s - back when country was really country. If you've been around for a while, you'll love it. North Country Music will perform from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday at Metcalfe Park.

Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation (RUFFF): RUFFF has many, many wonderful dogs and cats looking for their forever loving home. 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 the landlord if renting, a donation to RUFFF to help off-set 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, call (928) 565-BARK (2275).

VFW Post 10386: Hot news: the Ladies Auxiliary will be having a rummage sale from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on Aug. 29-30. It will be at the post, located at 3036 John L Avenue. Donated items are greatly appreciated, and anyone wanting to volunteer is greatly appreciated. Our Ladies Auxiliary Dinner will be from 5-6 p.m. on Saturday. The cost is $8 and they will be serving barbecued 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.

Thursday Party Bridge: Seven members and guest Barbara Gracin met July 10. The winners were: first, Shirley Lantz; second, Yolanda Metcalfe; and third, Gladys Smith.

Whistle Stop Railroad Club: The club's next meeting will be at 9 a.m. Saturday. 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 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 Avenue. For more information, call the museum at (928) 718-1440, visit our website www.whistlestoprailroadclub.org, or see us on Facebook.

Kingman Area School Retirees' Association (KASRA): KASRA will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Garlic Clove (formerly Dora's). There will be a special presentation given by Adam Schneider and Alysha Tribbit (Adam's assistant and granddaughter of KASRA president Paul Tribbett). They have recently returned from an archeological dig in Istanbul, Turkey. Their specialty is climatology and they study artifacts to try to determine weather cycles. Also, remember to shop those "specials" and bring school supplies to donate to the citywide School Supply Drive. We have made many contributions to this endeavor in the past and hope to continue the tradition. For additional information, call Paul Tribbett at (928) 753-6481.

Kingman Pinochle Club: Winners for the games on July 12 were: First, Flo Ragsdale; second, Rose Lesniewski; and third, Bob Bennett. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Kingman Republican Men's Club: The next meeting is at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Dambar Steakhouse, 1960 E. Andy Devine Ave. in Kingman. As the Kingman mayoral race will be decided in the Aug. 26 primary, both candidates for mayor, Richard Anderson and Erin Cochran, will be guests. Candidates for the position of Kingman and Cerbat Constable, Mike Cobb and Neil Hickerson for the former and Debbie Francis and Ray Cullison for the latter, will be present as well. The meeting is open to the public; the cost is $3, with lunch optional and on your own. No reservations necessary. For more information, call (928) 530-3637.

Venture Club of Kingman: The Venture Club of Kingman has selected the Boys & Girls Club of Kingman as their major club project partner for 2014-15. The Boys & Girls Club of Kingman is a nonprofit organization that relies on local support and donations for the majority of their funding. Their vision is to contribute positively to the local community by providing a premier youth development agency that will help shape Kingman's future leaders. Bill Ward, CPO of BGC, said, "We are excited about the opportunities we will have, leveraging the resources of Venture Club of Kingman, to continue to grow our programs and enhance the Boys & Girls Club experience for the kids." Venture Club of Kingman will continue to support additional nonprofit groups in the community throughout the year, including Harbor House, the previous major club project partner. If you are interested in speaking to Venture Club about your organization or are interested in becoming a member, visit the website at www.ventureclubofkingman.org or email info@ventureclubofkingman.org.

American Legion Post 14: "We be jammin'!" Starting on Aug. 2, bring musical instruments to the post and join Commander Dusty in jam sessions from 1-3 p.m. We will be doing this every Saturday unless there is a private party hall reservation. Also on Aug. 2, the Sons of the American Legion will be hosting a dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Members and guests are welcome and for $8 per person, you may enjoy a menu of stuffed pork, corn, sautéed apples, salad and dessert. The more support we get for these events, the more confidence we will have that our renovated kitchen is being put to good use. Post 14 is located on the corner of 3rd and Oak in old town Kingman. Call us at (928) 753-3555.

North West Arizona Human Resource Assocoation: The July meeting is from noon to 2 p.m. today in the KRMC Conference Rooms by the Del E Webb Fitness Center; 1719 Beverly Ave., Kingman. This month we will be joined by Scott Ferin, field service director with SHRM. The featured topic will be: "The Future of HR: What's Next for the Profession?" The meeting is free to members and $10 for non-members.

Belles of St Mary's: Are you ready for this...are you ready?! Our own Cathy Duncan has single-handedly gathered up over 10 gift certificates from our wonderful merchants that value approximately $250. We salute: Rainbow Diner; Golden Corral; Vito's Italian Cuisine; El Tio's Taco Shop; JB's Restaurtant; Route 66 Sweets and Bakery; Plaza Bonita; Garlic Clove; and Rutherford's Family Restaurant. These gifts will be awarded at the Annual Church Picnic in the Hualapais on Aug. 2. A mere $1 ticket puts you in the awards arena for a chance to win. And then we have the Gold Bond $5 tickets. The top award is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (since I am a technology dropout, I know not what this is. But, everyone is quite excited about the possibility of owning this). And, we have more - a family pass to "Keeper's of the Wild"; an Oil Change at A Action Auto; a visit to Cierra Salon; El Palacio dinner for two, and Kingman's famous Mr. D'z Route 66 Diner as well! The approximate value for all these awards is $750! Contact any Belle, call the church or come on down to St. Vincent's. All monies go to our Temple Building Fund. Next week we will dazzle you with the fantastic baskets assembled by our various church ministries. P.S. - Did you notice how cleverly we avoided the "R" word that rhymes with apple? This particular article was quite challenging. Did we do good??


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