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Organizations: March 14, 2013

AARP: The next AARP Driver Safety Course will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 25 and 26 at the Del E. Webb Wellness Center, 1719 Beverly Ave. This refresher course is for drivers ages 50 and older. Reservations are required and the cost is $12 for members and $14 for non-members. Call Patricia at (928) 530-7982. The free tax preparation will be available to middle- to low-income taxpayers at the old Mountain View Elementary School, 2380 Third St., Room 607, Bullhead City. Trained and certified AARP tax aide volunteers will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through April 15. Bring a picture I.D., Social Security card for you and dependents, W-2 and any 1099 forms along with 2011 tax return. For more information, call Marilyn at (928) 768-5976.

American Legion Post 14: A huge thank you to everyone who supported us at Mother Road Harley Davidson's Barbecue last Saturday despite Mother Nature's best attempt to discourage us, and also to those folks who are coming out to Porky's Pit Barbecue on Wednesdays this month. We recently came into a whole lot of books. They're available for $1 each at the Post. Doesn't matter if you want a large coffee table travel book, a novel or a small cookbook, they're all a dollar each. Proceeds go toward the kitchen fund. Legion family members and guests are invited to join us for a Legion birthday event on Saturday. Our national organization will be 94 years old this weekend (Post 14 turns 94 this fall)! Call (928) 753-3555 for more information on these and other upcoming events. Find Post 14 on the corner of Third and Oak in downtown Kingman.

Belles of St. Mary's: Make note - we are halfway through the 2013 Lenten journey. We are also one of the few states not participating in Daylight Savings Time. This Belle was a bit flummoxed and missed her favorite radio and TV shows. Was I alone? I think not. Factoid: The last day of March is about an hour and a half longer that the first; this is the greatest increase of daylight in any month. Don't you thrill to the knowledge that the creator of this universe we live in is the one we worship and adore? And the second Divine Person of our Triune God willingly came to Earth, became a man and died to save us from the agonies of an eternal Hell. All Belles are charged with handing on these facts to the younger generations, children and grandchildren alike. The church steps will once again be the stage for the weekend meet and greet after the 10 a.m. Mass. The original committee will be at the helm and does ask for your donation of any favorite sweet treats, and of course, stay and enjoy! Will report on the Belles' antics, achievements and goals next issue. We end with another borrowed tidbit: Dear Lord, help me iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice I have collected through the years so that I may see the beauty in others.

For the Luv of Paws Domestic Animal Rescue and Sanctuary: The Sixth Annual Open House will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at the sanctuary at 8115 W. Oatman Highway (old Route 66). Tour the facilities, and meet and interact with the dogs, cats, ferrets and bunnies. Enjoy complimentary refreshments. Donations of supplies very welcome. For more information, contact (928) 897-7304 or (928) 263-6013.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on March 8 were: first place, Kay Klaus and Jerry Lipson; second place, Karla Kay and Jim Blaschak; and third place, Dan Lordahl and Wolfgant Vorbau.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on March 9 were: first, Ken Lasky; second, Jan Crosier; and third, Rose Lesniewski. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Kingman Republican Men's Club: The KRM will have its next meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Kingman Elks Lodge. The club now has women as full members as we will be expanding our footprint in the next few years. The guest for our upcoming meeting is Allen Tempert, who is the director of the Board of Elections for Mohave County. We will be exploring, among other things, the issue of voter fraud in elections, including discussions of early voting, on-line voting and voter registration. We will also have a gentleman presenting who was involved in the exploration of voter fraud in Nevada in 2008. As usual, the cost of the meeting is $13, and it is open to the public. Those who do join the club and pay their annual dues will be treated to lunch on the club. Note that the club has a number of new and exciting meetings planned for the next several months. This may include having meetings at different venues, as well as some exciting speakers from out of town. These will be announced soon. For more information or to get on the e-mail newsletter list, send your name and e-mail to or call (928) 530-3637.

Kingman Robotics Team 60: The Robotics will be hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday in the Lee Williams High School cafeteria and engineering rooms. Come and check out the team's progress in the new season! The school is at 400 West Grandview Ave.

Kingman Social Club: On Tuesday the KSC will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Dora's Beale Street Deli, in downtown Kingman. We are honored to have Mohave County Sheriff Tom Sheahan as our guest speaker this month. Mohave County covers a large part of Arizona. Sheahan has a lot of experience and knowledge about this county and the cities inside it, so mark your calendar for an interesting luncheon. Our monthly dine-out will be at 5 p.m. March 30 at Dora's Beale Street Deli. Club members are performing a George Burns and Gracie Allen radio skit. Don't miss this one; it should be lots of fun. Reservations will be taken at this month's meeting. Members of our club are making afghans for disabled veterans in homes as well as the Veterans Hospital in Prescott. We are asking for yarn donations to help with this project and if you would like to make and donate an Afghan for one of our soldiers, that would be great! Please call Candy at (928) 897-9096 or Bobbie at (928) 753-5999 if you would like to help with this project. The Kingman Social Club is open to all adult residents in the Kingman Area. If you are interested in our club, the luncheons, activities and dine-outs, please contact our president, John Boersma, at (928) 692-7553. Then join us for a luncheon or dine-out, meet some new people or renew an old friendship.

Morning Glories Community and Family Interest Club: The Morning Glories will meet on March 21 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 speaker will be Eddy Tapia, who will talk about the recycling program in Kingman. New members and guests are welcome. For questions, call Jeanne Ensign, Publicity, at (928) 757-0474.

Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation: RUFFF will be joining the St. Patrick's Day festivities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday in Chloride at Yesterday's Restaurant. Come by and say hello, pick up a brochure, bring a bag of dog food or learn how to become a RUFFF volunteer while enjoying the parade and great eats at Yesterday's. On March 22, a fundraising Bike Night sponsored by Cocktails Bar and Restaurant in Bullhead City will be held to benefit RUFFF from 6 to 9 p.m. Come out to support RUFFF and enjoy good food and drink and get in on the fun. There will be 50/50 drawings and an auction to raise much-needed funds for the homeless animals of the Tri-State area. Hope to see you all there! RUFFF is in need of volunteers to help with the daily care and cleaning at our sanctuary in Golden Valley. Duties include cleaning and bleaching water buckets; cleaning the dog runs, cat houses and pig pens; and feeding and grooming the animals. If you have even three hours to spare each week and would like to help, please call (928) 565-2275.

TOPS AZ 0287 Kingman: Take Off Pounds and Keep Off Pounds Sensibly held their March meeting March 8. Joyce Smith called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and the members sang "God Bless America," the TOPS Pledge was recited and KOPS members recited the KOPS Pledge. Elections were held for new incoming officers: Leader, Ruth Cisney; co-leader, April Senediak; secretary, Nola Long; and treasurer, Vera Gates. Discussion was held regarding state recognition to be in Mesa June 6-8. The meeting was then turned over to Laura Hignite for presentation of February's awards. Special awards were given to Mary Ann Chwaszczewski and Camille Patula for their excellent job as weight recorders. KOPS Ballerina was achieved by Marge Esposito. TOPS Ballerina went to Susan Stokka and TOPS Prince was Sam Cole. A charm went to Sam Cole for his 10-pound weight loss, and he also received an award for six weeks of consecutive losses. Losing 20 pounds charm: April Senediak. Welcoming new members: Loretta Duncan and Nola Long. Best losers in all divisions: Ruth Cisney, Kathy Duncan, Grace Fass, Jan Klatt, Nola Long and Susan Stokka. Six months of perfect attendance: Dee Hudson. KOPS at or below goal: gold beads to 12 members. Perfect attendance bead: 32 members. Exercising and walking awards: Venita Barnes, Ruth Cisney, Viola Emans, Donna Mumford and Darlene Sweet. Our chapter meets each Friday morning at St. John's Methodist Church in the social hall on Kino Street. Weigh-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 9 a.m. The meeting begins at 9:30, closing at 10:30. New members and guests are welcome. For more information, call Joyce Smith at (928) 377-5852 or (800) 932-8677 or go to the website,

VFW Post 10386: This Saturday, the dinner is hosted by the Post and will be the annual VFW corned beef and cabbage dinner. The $7 donation will include dessert, and service will be from 5 to 6 p.m. There will be karaoke beginning at 6:30. At the last Post meeting, nominations for new Post officers were held. On Saturday, the Ladies Auxiliary will have a meeting at 10 a.m. and on Sunday there will be an Eight-Ball Tournament; sign-up will start at noon. The Ladies Auxiliary will be selling hamburgers and hotdogs from noon until 2 p.m. For more information, call (928) 757-9191. Due to construction on Bank Street you need to turn onto Melody Street to get to John L Avenue to get to the Post.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on March 6 were: first place, Lorna Gabby; second place, Nelson Gaska; and third place, Mary Wallace.

Whistle Stop Railroad Club: The club is now in its seventh month of operating the Kingman Train Museum. We feature an O gauge layout, an HO Gauge and an N gauge display. Also, we have railroad paraphernalia, railroad books and other related items on display. CDs covering early and current trends in railroading can be viewed. It's only two months or so until our grand opening. Anyone interested in what we are doing, please come and look us over. New members and volunteers are welcome. We are working on a project we are proud of. The museum is open six days each week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed Mondays. Call (760) 887-0938 for additional information. A further note: The grand opening is scheduled for May 11, the Sixth Annual National Train Day, with the ribbon cutting with the Chamber of Commerce at 9:30 a.m.

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