1/10/2013 6:00:00 AM Clubs & Organization News: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Grace Lutheran Church Youth: Grace Lutheran Church youth went to Phoenix to the Youth Encounter Quake Zone. Ten middle schoolers and four high schoolers enjoyed the band Bread of Stone and speaker Dan Scharnhorst the weekend of Jan. 4-6. Through music, worship, devotions and age-specific activities, they enjoyed working on their relationship with Jesus.
AARP: The next Safe Driving classes, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 22 and 23 (both days required), will be at Kingman Regional Medical Center, 3269 Stockton Hill Road. Call Bob Welke at (928) 754-2541 for reservations and information.
American Legion Post 14: By now, everyone should have their January/February/March newsletter, whether by snail mail or email. If you can help us save a little postage and would like to receive your newsletter via email, send your address to: NJCANNON@aol.com, with a subject line of "AL 14 newsletter." This is also a good way to stay current on updates to our events. Without a working kitchen, we can't include in Organization News everything we have planned. District 7 Commander Scott Miller will be at the general membership meeting tonight at 5:30. Come on in and tell him "Howdy" (if you say howdy, we'll know you read this). Don't forget the S.A.L. pool tournament on Jan. 19, starting at noon. Call 753-3555 for more information on that and other upcoming events. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in downtown Kingman.
Belles of St. Mary's: This past Sunday was the commemoration of the Epiphany of the Lord. Webster's definition of epiphany: A sudden manifestation of the meaning or essence of something - in this case, the manifestation of the divine nature of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi. This is deep stuff, extremely important and world-changing. Again, we Belles are charged with handing on these truths of our Mother Church to our younger generations, a responsibility like no other in rank of importance. Have you ever pondered the moniker of the Belles? I am sure the majority of us have set aside a good portion of our musings to do so. Bells are available to ring for service at a hotel desk, bells are rung to summon children to class, the sweet chime of bells signals the consecration of the host which through transubstantiation becomes the presence of Christ, bells were always rung at the end of war and bells toll at the death processional. My point: We Belles (note spelling) are summoned to service in all aspects of life, and we answer. Our new service year began in September (just like school sessions) so four, now five meetings are complete. So now we have only four to set, tweak and accomplish our year's goals. Join us - we need you and your ideas and talents. We meet at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday in Parish Center. You will be blessed.
Boys and Girls Club of Kingman: The After School Program began Monday. Sixty dollars per child, per year, gives you the security of knowing your child is being supervised while receiving homework assistance and physical activities, making art projects, learning consequences for actions and developing a moral compass while strengthening his or her self esteem. They have a snack time, movies on occasion, guest presenters, show-and-tell as well as talent shows, and parents are invited. Hours are 2 to 6:30 p.m. every full school day. Fill out a membership form, pay the $60 and send a note to your child's school that he/she is to ride the bus to the Boys and Girls Club, then pick up your child by 6:30 p.m. High school students can earn volunteer hours too! For more information, visit the club at 301 N. First St. or call 718-0033.
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on Jan. 4 were: North-South: first place, Nancy and Dick Axelson; second place, Bert and Lorraine Leenhouts; third place, Karla Kay and Jim Blaschak; and fourth place, Coie O'Malley and Gladys Smith. East-West: first place, Sylvia Goryl and Jeanie Clegg; second place, Shirley Lantz and Sandy Miles; third place, Virginia Mead and Gretchen Carpenter; and fourth place, Marguerite and Jaye Smith.
Friends of the Golden Valley Library: The Friends are starting 2013 with a book sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 19. Books will sell for $2 a bag (bag provided). They have many books on just about every subject - law, music, mysteries, romances, children's books, science and many more. Treat yourself to hours of reading pleasure. In case of rain, the book sale will be rescheduled. The Golden Valley Library is at 3417 N. Verde Road. The phone number is 565-2989.
Kingman Arizona Computer Users Group: KACUG invites you to join their meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. We are now set up with a wireless network at the Heidenreich Center for those who wish to bring their laptops. Members will be able to learn hands-on, which will make it easier for them to walk through and understand presentations. Please be sure your battery is fully charged if you plan to use your laptop at this meeting. This month, Art Fuller, member and professional computer expert, will be the presenter for this meeting. It will cover Windows 8 and security information. If you have a new computer or are just thinking about upgrading, this review is for you. If you have a question, he is the man to give you the answer. Annual dues are $12 per person; you may pay at the meeting. You do not have to own a computer to be a member. All persons with an interest in computers are welcome, experience not necessary. The totally new user is equally welcome along with the highly skilled user. Our motto is "Friends Helping Friends." With our group, help is a phone call away. If you have just purchased a computer or are contemplating buying your first computer, you are welcome to attend. To view this month's agenda or any past month's agenda, please click on our website, www.kingmanazcug.com, and "Agenda." Save this URL to your "Favorites" for future access. For more information, please contact president Gloria Richhart at 377-6726. See you Sunday at 2 p.m.
Kingman Kut-Ups Square Dance Club: The club's next event is the Halfway Hoedown from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Mohave County Senior Center, 1776 Airway Ave. The caller will be Mike Wilder. For additional information, please call Jean (928) 565-3058.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Jan. 5 were: first, Keith Walker; second, Pat Doty; and third, Warren Knudson. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Kingman Social Club: On Tuesday, the Kingman Social Club will hold its "No Host" luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Dora's Beale Street Deli, 509 E. Beale St. The speaker will be Mayor John Salem. He will talk about the New Year and what is in store for Kingman. The public is welcome. The Kingman Social Club is an organization open to all residents of Kingman and surrounding areas. We do various fundraisers during the year and donate the money to different organizations that help the less fortunate. There will be a "Dine Out" at 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at Calico's. Reservations will be taken by Vi Butler at the meeting or contact Vi at (928) 377-3384. For further information about Kingman Social Club, contact John Boersma at (928) 692-7553.
Mohave Community Choir: The choir will hold open auditions at 6 p.m. today at the LDS Church at 3180 Rutherford St. All who like to sing are welcome to attend. The choir is looking for men and women, ages 16 and up, to fill all parts: soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Preparing for the spring concert program in April, the choir will be singing music from popular Broadway show tunes. Come and join us. For additional information, call Choir Director Roger Johnson at (928) 757-5567.
Morning Glories Community and Family Interest Club: The Morning Glories will meet Jan. 17 at the Mohave County Agricultural Center at 101 E. Beale St. Refreshments will be served at 9 a.m. and the meeting will start at 9:30. The program is "Exercise for Seniors" with Ruth Halstead. We will have a silent auction at this meeting, so members should bring their donations. New members and guests are welcome. For questions, call Jeanne Ensign, Publicity, at (928) 757-0474.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Jan. 2 were: first place, Mary Cashdollar; second place, Rita Selk; and third place, Barry Page.