9/27/2012 6:00:00 AM Organizations: Thursday, September 27, 2012
Belles of St. Mary's: OK children, we covered Individualism (not good) and now we expose Hedonism: most modern Catholics have abandoned almost every Catholic tradition that is not self-gratifying or that requires any exercise of discipline. This attitude is the fruit of Hedonism (again, not good). Key words to note: abandoned, self-gratifying and discipline. On to happy thoughts - we wish to recognize our new phone committee: Norma F., Karen M., Maxine K. and Rose G. These valiant ladies will reach out (by phone) to all our Belles when any event requires our talents and generosity. Pretty neat, huh? Just like grown-ups! When we meet on Oct. 9, we will seriously be organizing our annual raffle, usually staged through Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is our main (and only) fundraiser, so we will be hoping for your exuberant patronage. That means you "invest" in a bunch of tickets. Today, Thursday, at the 8 a.m. Mass, you will have seen the annual "pilgrimage" of blue-clad Vincentions. This is the feast day of St. Vincent de Paul. With many Belles holding the honor of dual roles as Vincentians and Belles, these caped crusaders will come together with their gentlemen counterparts to praise and give thanks to our Lord. Then it is off to Calico's for food and merriment! In closing, the last of the Noah's Ark witticisms: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.
Fraternal Order of Police Associates, Lodge 16A: The FOPA lodge is a civilian affiliate of the Fraternal Order of Police. We are comprised of civilian law enforcement employees, friends and families of law enforcement officers, responsible and respected business persons, professional men and women, and citizens from all walks of life. Our members devote a portion of their time, money and effort toward assisting the various law enforcement agencies of our community and state. If you believe in: 1) a better community, state and country; 2) vibrant, active and good law enforcement by capable and proficiently trained police officers; and 3) better protection for your family, home and business, then you should become a member. The FOPA lodge meets once a month and is a nonpartisan organization, without regard to race, creed, color or religious belief. Initiation fee and yearly dues are moderate and tax-deductible. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. Call Roger at (928) 699-7412 for location.
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on Sept. 21 were: first place, Virginia Mead and Zona Richey; second place, Trey Gordon and Jim Blaschak; third place, Julia Caughlin and Steve Hite; and fourth place, Donna Blaschak and Bryan Carlson.
Friends of the Golden Valley Library: The Friends will hold a book sale from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 6. Books will sell for $2 a bag (our bag). We have many books on just about every subject: law, music, mysteries, romances, children's books, science and many more. We also have VHS tapes, magazine holders and more. Look for us in front of the library at 3417 N. Verde Road on your way to Golden Valley Days. We also have a special on GV Friends of the Library membership. Buy a regular one-year membership for $5 and receive a 15-month membership. The next scheduled meeting is at 1 p.m. Nov. 3. Come and meet the current Friends of the Library group. Elections for 2013 officers will be held then. Library hours are Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The phone number is (928) 565-2989.
Kingman Art Alliance: The KAA kicked off the new season with the first meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Kathryn Heidenreich Senior Center on Airway Ave. Upcoming events were discussed. Dues for the new year are due. The guest speaker was Kathy Hutchings of My Art, who presented a Power Point program about American artist Charles Sheeler. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the center. New and old members are welcome.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Sept. 22 were: first, Pat Doty; second, Flo Ragsdale; and third, Bob Bennett. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Kingman Quilters Guild: The KQC, a chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild, is having their annual Route 66 Quilt Exhibit and Boutique. They will display between 75 and 100 quilts, including hand- and machine-made quilts, an opportunity quilt for raffle, challenge quilts and Quilts of Valor, all made by their talented guild quilters. There will also be art quilts and quilted clothing, and this year they are adding something new - a silent auction, to be held at noon Oct. 6. As always, there will be a quilter's boutique with many fabulous handmade goods for sale. The event will be at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts, 400 West Beale St., Kingman. Museum admission is $4 for adults and $3 for seniors 65 and older. There is no additional charge to view the quilt show, held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 6. The museum is closed on Sunday.
Korean War Veterans Association of Mohave County: The KWVA invites you to join them for the monthly dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6, at the VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave. The dinners are open to the public and the cost is a $7 donation per person. The menu this month is brats, potato salad, ranch beans, sauerkraut and dessert, plus music for your enjoyment. For more information, contact Sharon at (928) 757-7728.
Mohave Republican Forum: Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett will present information regarding the Arizona state initiatives at 5:30 p.m. (or earlier for dinner) Oct. 10 at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. There will also be a presentation regarding the Mohave County Animal Ordinance Referendum. This is your opportunity to gain information and ask questions regarding these very important issues. Be informed so you can vote wisely on Nov. 6. Admission is $13, which includes dinner. Reservations are requested. Call Rita at (928) 692-4771 or Kathie at (928) 718-0891 for more information.
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD): The next meeting of the 2012 Victim Impact Panel will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mohave County Sheriff's Office training room, 600 W. Beale St. To register, call (602) 240-6500, option 2, then option 3 for Mohave County. Follow the detailed instructions. The class fee is $40, money order only, made payable to MADD. Classes are held on the first Tuesday of every other month. Our wonderful volunteers are asked to be there at 6 p.m. to set up. Hope you can all make it. Please advise if you are busy. Anyone interested in being a volunteer with this organization can contact Jess at (602) 240-6506.
Mutt Matchers and Friends: There will be a fall yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 2634 Bar Boot St. in Rancho Santa Fe. Numerous items will be available, including an electric lift chair, four Jeep wheels, some furniture items, glassware, Christmas decorations, pictures, miscellaneous items and just a lot of "good stuff." All proceeds will benefit our dog rescue and adoption center at 1001 Buchanan Street.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter 975: The VVA, Mohave County Chapter 975, will be having their next meeting at 6 p.m. today at Sunridge Village, 839 Landon Drive, Bullhead City. For information, call (928) 681-4709.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Sept. 19 were: first place, Barbara Gracin; second place, Rita Selk; and third place, Mary Cashdollar.