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8/29/2013 6:00:00 AM
Organizations: August 29, 2013

American Legion Post 14: Thank you to all members who have already renewed for 2014. Please remember that in November, we'll have an early bird dinner at no cost to you. Legion family members are encouraged to renew early to save resources that can be used for other Legion programs. For Legionnaires, renewing online is easy: go to and click on "Renew" at the top of the page; print your receipt for use until our adjutant can get your card mailed to you. While you're there, you can also click on MyLegion and update your personal information, like branch of service and war era. Also, speaking of saving resources, if you move, please give us your new address. We spend more than we should in recovering new addresses from the post office. We haven't moved - we're still on the corner of Oak and Third in old town Kingman, and we're still open from noon to 6 p.m. every day. Call us at (928) 753-3555.

Belles of St. Mary's: The 2013 Annual Church Picnic once again shone the spotlight of appreciation and pride on the St. Mary's altar servers for the fourth year in a row! Boys and girls alike, ranging in ages from 10 to 26, they paraded before their fellow Catholics and received two movie tickets, a $20 gift certificate from St. Vincent's and a special recognition certificate given by the newly organized Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Society. The movie tickets were sponsored by the Belles of St. Mary's, the Knights of Columbus, Humberto's Masonry, Campbell and Parker Heating and Cooling, and Retro Plumbing. Good job, guys 'n gals! These young altar servers serve in a supporting role in the celebration of our Mass by: carrying the processional cross and candles; carrying the incense and thurible; holding the missal for the priest celebrant when needed; assisting the priest as he receives the gifts from the people; assisting the priest's washing of hands before the prayers over the gifts; removing sacred vessels from the altar as the priest cleans them; and leading the congregation in prayer and song. Several of our Belles have truly served our Lord by offering up their children in service to Him. Today we stop to remember the passion of John the Baptist, forerunner of Christ, martyred by King Herod and celebrated since the Fifth Century. Again we stress the rich heritage of our church strewn with martyrdoms, persecutions to this day, heroism beyond Hollywood's phony depictions and acts of love and unselfishness that humble even the most hardened hearts. And at the very core of all this history is the indisputable loved of our Christ. Finally, summer is over, children are off to school and the Belles hear the call to arms! We meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Parish Center. See you there!

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: With five tables in play, the winners were: first place, Lorraine and Bert Leenhouts; second place, Jim Blaschak and Karla Kay; and third place, Donna Blaschak and Bryan Carlson.

Friends of the Kingman Library: The Friends of the Kingman Library are sponsoring the biggest and the best book sale in Kingman to benefit the Kingman Library and it will be held at the library at 3269 Burbank Street from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept 5 (which is our preview sale for members only, but you can join the Friends on the spot, and the outside sale is open to the public). It continues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 6 and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 7. There is always a huge selection of new and used hardback books and paperbacks including fiction, nonfiction, reference, children's, young adults, adult large print, and audios and videos. The sale is held inside the library in the program room and outside on the south side. Remember, books make great gifts! A basketful of books will also be raffled.

Kingman Aglow: Kingman Aglow is having a meeting, "Feast of Tabernacles," from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at Dora's Beale Street Deli, 509 E. Beale St., Kingman. We will be serving light refreshments. The cost is $5. Our speaker will be our Kingman Aglow president Marcia Stutler, a longtime minister and prayer warrior to Israel at home and abroad. The Feast of Tabernacles is one of "God's Feasts," and all his children, both Jews and Christians, are entitled to celebrate with Him. As Christians, we may not commemorate this holiday in the traditional biblical sense, but by understanding its significance we will gain a greater knowledge of God's Word, improve our understanding of the Bible and gain a deeper relationship with the Lord. Prior to our event we will be having lunch at Dora's starting at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact us at

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: On Saturday, the Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468 will hold its annual Gordon Hunt Memorial Golf Tournament at Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course. The cost per player will be $100 and includes 18 holes with cart, additional buy-ins and lunch with two beverage tickets. The event will be a four-man scramble with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The four-man teams will be assembled from a draw to be held in the Elks' club room starting at 6 p.m. today. Signups are available at the Cerbat Cliffs pro shop or the Elks Lodge club room. For information about the tournament and sponsorships, contact Ron Ackerson at (928) 715-0358 or the lodge office at (928) 753-3557. Proceeds from the tournament benefit local lodge charity programs. The following is a list of events for the coming week: Tacos, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, main dining room; Bingo, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, main dining room, for information call Boot Quintana at (928) 753-3557. Friday night dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., main dining room. Pizza night, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, main dining room. Meeting Night, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (second and fourth of each month), food service in club room. Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, club room.

Kingman Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3744: Attention all members in good standing of Haualapai Eagle Aerie No. 3744 - at 7 p.m. Sept. 5, we will read, discuss and vote on changes to the bylaws and house rules. Your participation is strongly encouraged. The F.O.E. is located at 4536 Patsy Drive, Kingman. Call (928) 757-8635 for more information.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Aug. 24 were: first, Tom Suminsky; second, Flo Ragsdale; and third, Pat Doty. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Korean War Veterans Association of Mohave County: Join the KWVA of Mohave County for dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave. Our menu will be tender pork loin chops, scalloped potatoes, mixed veggies, roll with a fresh green salad and dessert for a $7 donation per person; it is open to the public. Enjoy the music of DJ John Miller. All proceeds from our dinners go to help other veterans, memorials and the funding of our local scholarship program. Call (928) 757-7728 for more information.

Mohave Community Choir: The choir will hold open auditions at 6 p.m. tonight at the LDS Church, 3180 Rutherford. All who like to sing, ages 16 and up, are welcome to attend. The choir is looking for men and women to fill all parts: soprano, alto, tenor and bass in preparation for their fall concert. Male voices are especially needed. The choir will be singing a variety of musical favorites and show tunes. Come and join us. For questions, contact Roger Johnson at (928) 757-5567.

VFW Post 10386: This week's Saturday dinner, hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary, is beef and chicken enchiladas, rice and beans, and margarita cake for dessert. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. and the cost is $7. The proceeds are for the Kids Christmas Party. For more information, call (928) 757-9191. We are located at 3036 John L Ave.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Aug. 21 were: first place, Shirley McQuinn; second place, Carolyn Johnston; and third place, Sarah Peters.

Xi Beta Phi: The last meeting of the year was held at the home of Joyce Onnen. Joyce prepared a fabulous meal along with her co-hostess Colleen Faucher. The new 2013-14 officers took command and are looking forward to the new season. Last season's "Ending Day" and this year's "Beginning Day" were held at El Palacio Restaurant. The sisters and their guests enjoyed the festivities. Besides spouses, Shay from Bullhead City and former Beta Sigma Phi sister Elaine Nelson were in attendance. For more information regarding Xi Beta Phi, contact Pat Mullen-Lamb at (928) 681-6385.

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