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1/31/2013 6:00:00 AM
Organizations: Thursday, January 31, 2013

American Legion Post 14: At 11 a.m. this Sunday, everyone is invited to attend our Four Chaplains ceremony at the Post. This ceremony honors four military chaplains who made the ultimate sacrifice on Feb. 3, 1943. Later in the day, come on down and cheer your pick for Super Bowl winner and watch those great commercials. Kick-off is at 4:30 p.m. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 9, a leadership workshop will be held at Post 14. Anyone in the Legion family in Mohave County who would like to attend is welcome. Contact Mary Ellis at 757-3115 or for more information and to register. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in downtown Kingman. Call us at 753-3555.

Belles of St. Mary's: Okay m'Ladies, we are one plus 30 days into the New Year - January is gone! As we peer into February, we all know we have commitments from Feb. 9 straight through to Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13. Sweet Treats Candy sale on stage for Feb. 9-10; Belles meeting Feb. 12, where I am sure we will remember to stand and pledge allegiance to our flag as we salute our great president, Abraham Lincoln, and remember to ask God to continue to bless America. The first Saturday will find many Belles at the four o'clock Fatima Devotions. This will also be the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. We are taught how Simeon recognized the infant Messiah and sang his canticle: "And now Lord your servant can depart this Earth in peace, for my eyes have seen the Light of the Gentiles and the Glory of thy people Israel." Have you honored your obligation to teach these truths to the younger generations? So hang on, join in, and breathe life and hope into our community.

4-H Clubs: The Arizona 4-H Shooting Sports Education Program is pleased to announce that the next Shooting Sports Instructor Certification Course will be held Feb. 22-24 in Kingman at the Seven Mile Hill Range. Training for rifle, shotgun, muzzleloading and archery will be offered. Only one or two of these courses are held annually statewide and this is the first time the course has been offered in Mohave County, said Gerald Olson, Mohave County's 4-H youth development agent. Arizona 4-H policy requires that, prior to being recognized as 4-H Shooting Education Instructors, volunteers must complete a Shooting Education Instructors Certification Course. Mohave County 4-H is seeking additional adult volunteers to assist with its Mohave Sharpshooters 4-H Club. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age. The objectives of the 4-H Shooting Sports Education program are to (1) Learn to practice safe and responsible use of firearms, (2) Learn and practice basic marksmanship skills, (3) Learn to develop self-discipline, sportsmanship and ethical behavior, and (4) Become certified as a 4-H Shooting Sports Education Instructor in the 4-H program. In 4-H, we teach youth to learn, practice and teach safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment; to learn, practice and teach basic marksmanship skills; to learn, practice and develop self-discipline, sportsmanship and ethical behavior; to understand the use of conservation and wildlife management; things to consider before purchasing equipment and about support groups for information and help on shooting education. Additional information and applications are available by going online to, clicking the "4-H Youth Development" tab and then selecting the shooting sports instructor link. Interested parties can also contact the Mohave County Cooperative Extension Office at (928) 753-3788. The application deadline is Tuesday, and there is a maximum limit for the various disciplines.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on Jan. 25 were: first place, Cecil Henry and Bert Leenhouts; second place, Marlene Manion and Mark Hatten; third place, Karla Kay and Jim Blaschak; and fourth place, Gladys Smith and Coie O'Malley.

Good Sams Club, Route 66 Sams RV Camping Group: On Jan. 17 our group camped at The Pirates Den in Parker, Ariz. on the banks of the Colorado River. We were there for three days and four nights. The camp hosts were Amy and Allen Dotson. We had such a great time. Thursday evening, many of the more permanent residents of this fairly new park joined us for appetizers and drinks. It was great meeting all these nice people. On Friday, we enjoyed our usual Happy Hour at 3 p.m. before dinner at the Black Pearl Restaurant and cocktails at the Thirsty Pirate Beach Bar, all located within our campground. Saturday our hosts provided us with a wonderful breakfast, and we conducted our monthly meeting. Then it was off later in the day to get group pictures at the Pirate Ship and take a pontoon boat ride up the Colorado River. Saturday evening we had our customary Happy Hour and potluck dinner, 50/50 ticket drawing and the "Secret Sheriff" who collected 25-cent fines from the members for infractions (this was all in fun). The money goes into our treasury. Should you be interested in becoming a member, please contact Carol Leiter,, or call (928) 757-1353. Our next campout will be Feb. 14-16. We also have monthly gatherings for lunch at different restaurants in our area.

Kingman Cancer Care Unit: The Kingman Academy High School, 3420 N. Burbank St., is having its fourth annual Hoops for Hope - Shoot for a Cure event on Feb. 9. Each school is making a basket to raffle off that night, and all proceeds will be presented to our local Kingman Cancer Care Unit. Our goal is to raise $10,000! Please help us by donating items to your school. Each school has a designated theme for their basket donations: Primary School - spa basket; Intermediate School - movie and game night basket; Middle School - sports basket; and High School - gift card basket. Baskets will be returned to the high school Thursday afternoon and will be displayed Saturday night at the game. The first game of the day starts at 1 p.m. We hope to see you there - call 681-2900 for more information.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Jan. 26 were: first, John Goryl; second, Ken Lasky; and third, Bob Bennett. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Kingman Republican Women's Club: The KRWC will hold a lunch meeting on Monday at the Elks Lodge. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m.; the meeting starts at noon and the cost is $13. Mohave County Sheriff Tom Sheahan will be the guest speaker. The topic will be gun control. Please contact membership chairperson Lyndalu Cote at (928) 727-1260 no later than noon Friday for your RSVP. Thank you.

Korean War Veterans Association of Mohave County: The KWVA invites you to join them for the monthly dinner as they celebrate their first Mardi Gras. Dinner is from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 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 sausage with red beans and rice, tossed green salad, garlic bread and king cake for dessert. Enjoy the music of Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, who always played at the French Quarter during Mardi Gras, and other Dixieland jazz greats as played by our own DJ, John Miller. For more information, call (928) 757-7728. Our dinners help raise funds to support the KWVA's scholarship programs.

Laureate Beta Epsilon: Laureate Beta Epsilon met at the home of Chris Fink, with president Corliss Foley leading the chapter in the opening ritual and also the business meeting. The chapter received the information about the International Founders Day dinner. The chapter president and vice president will attend a meeting with the lead chapter for this year, Xi Beta Phi. At that time, they will offer assistance for duties that will be assigned and chosen to make the annual dinner a big success. The chapter members have been busy with many activities: Marsha Gatlin, Coast Guard; Rosie Freeman, church; Chris Fink, church and Boy Scouts; June Schultz, Boys and Girls Club; Camille Patula, Kingman Art Alliance and TOPS; and Roxie Daniel, Kingman Art Alliance. The program for evening was on your personality and the color wheel. Members gave Chris their favorite color and she read what the experts stated was their personality type. It was interesting and enjoyable to hear the answers that were given. A correction to the last article in the KDM: The last meeting of 2012 was held at the home of June Schultz. Everyone thanked her for hosting the chapter Christmas party.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Jan. 23 were: first place, Mary Wallace; second place, Nelson Gaska; and third place, Barry Pope.

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