American Legion Post 14: We hope everyone had a fun Labor Day weekend, although with all the lawnmowers and weed-whackers going, it sounded like there was a lot of yard work getting done! Football season starts this weekend. We will be including Sunday football munchies to enhance your football viewing enjoyment. Come down to Third and Oak in downtown Kingman to check out the action. Call us at (928) 753-3555.
Belles of St. Mary's: Labor Day has come and gone - a day free from labor - but of course we Catholics remember that every Sunday is a day mandated by God to be a day free of labor. Further thought: In our work through the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, we can count on two hands, two feet (and our neighbors' hands as well) so very many people who would love to labor for a fair day's wage. This coming week we look forward to Grandparents' Day on Sunday (presents, yes?) and also Patriots' Day on Wednesday, the anniversary of the sorrows of Sept. 11, 2001. On all occasions we turn to God in prayer. Saturday will give us the honor of gathering for First Saturday Devotions at 4:15, of course, at St. Mary's Church, corner of Spring and Third Streets. At last, the Belles will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Parish Center. Like the high school's pep rally, let's all scurry on down and pledge to be a working, thinking, praying and dynamic part of this year's Belles Agenda!
Democratic Women's Club of Kingman: The Democratic Women's Club will meet on Patriot's Day - Wednesday - at Calico's Restaurant. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting commences at noon. Anyone is welcome to join us for a no-host lunch. Membership in the club is $12 a year and any Democratic woman in the Kingman area is welcome to join. At this meeting, we will have a free drawing for the new MCDCC's 2014 calendar that is on sale now for $10. Raffle tickets for a Chargriller 50/50 Grill/Smoker will be available for $5 each. This grill can be used with gas or charcoal or both. The grill has a lot of nice features and can be seen at the Mohave County Fair at the Democratic Party booth. Don't forget to bring at least three of your favorite and best recipes for our cookbook. Chairwoman Susan Janke will be giving us a progress report. We will still be taking entries for the name our lady donkey contest. Our program for this meeting will be about Patriot's Day. President Carol Decker-Noli will inspire the ladies with interesting facts about how the day came to be celebrated. Club members will be asked to share their stories and feelings about patriotism and the Democratic Party.
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 starting 6 to 8 p.m. today. It's our preview sale for members only, but you can join the Friends on the spot, and the outside sale is open to the public. The sale continues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. There is always a huge selection of new and used hardback books and paperbacks, including fiction, nonfiction, reference, children's, young adults and adult large print, plus 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! There will also be a raffle of a basketsful of books. In conjunction with the book sale, two local restaurants are holding fundraisers to help the Kingman Library. From 11 a.m. today and Friday, I-HOP will donate 15 percent of all meal sales to the Friends when you present the coupon available at the library and at the book sale. From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Chili's will donate 15 percent of all sales to the Friends when you present the coupon.
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. There will be a presentation by Donna Robinson entitled, "Everything and Anything Free Software." For more details, see our website: www.kingmanazcug.com. 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. To view this month's agenda or any past month's agenda, please go to our website and click on "Agenda." For more information, please contact president Gloria Richhart at (928) 377-6726.
Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: The following is a list of events for the coming week: Tacos, 5 to 7 p.m. today, main dining room; Bingo, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., (doors open at 4) 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 clubroom. Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, club room. Special events upcoming: Volunteers are needed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday to help serve at the 911 Luncheon for community firefighters and law enforcement officers; signup sheet available in clubroom. For information on all events, except bingo, call (928) 753-2547.
Kingman Kut-Ups Square Dance Club: The Kingman Kut-Ups next dance will be the Welcome Back Dance on Sept. 14. Dance time: 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Senior Nutrition Center, 1776 Airway Ave., Kingman. The Kingman Kut-Ups Square Dance Club will be hosting their new Beginners Square Dance Class starting Sept. 24 (Note: Open to new students for only two weeks!), 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Senior Nutrition Center, 1776 Airway Ave. If you think that you may be interested, come on out and give it a try! If you don't, you will be missing out. It's a party, a challenge, and it's American folk art too! It's about people from all walks of life getting together for FUN! For information, contact Tom at (928) 757-5222.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Aug. 31 were: first, John Goryl; second, Paul George; and third, Charlene Graves. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Kingman Republican Men's Club: For those who were unable to attend, our Aug. 19 meeting began our "parade of candidates" for high office in Arizona with the former mayor of Tempe, Hugh Hallman. As reported in the Miner, Hallman laid out his plans for Arizona if he is elected governor, with a focus on education and transportation issues. He also supported Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion, though he opposes Obamacare, but he did focus on his conservative principles, while agreeing that the means to get rid of Obamacare are a point of contention. Our September meeting is now just around the corner. On Sept. 16, we will introduce another candidate for governor, state Sen. Al Melvin. Melvin has informed us he will formally declare for governor on Sept. 13 and will have his "coming out party," so to speak, right here in Kingman on Sept. 16 at the Dambar Steakhouse, 1960 E. Andy Devine Ave. This meeting will be open to the public and will cost $3, as usual, with lunch optional and on your own. We also have completed our purchase of a new sound system for the club, to go along with our projector, which we hope will increase everyone's enjoyment of our meetings. The meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., but feel free to come early to mingle and meet Melvin as well as other local politicians, who are always in attendance. No reservations are necessary; men and women are all invited, so bring a friend. For more information, call (928) 530-3637.
Korean War Veterans Association of Mohave County: Join the KWVA of Mohave County for dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave. Our menu will be tender pork loin chops, scalloped potatoes, mixed veggies, roll, 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.
Laureate Beta Epsilon: The Laureate Beta Epsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority gathered on Aug. 25 for Beginning Day for the 2013-14 year. The sisters and their spouses and guests celebrated with a potluck barbecue at the home of Camille and Paul Patula for a social event after the summer hiatus. Members and guests participating were: Camille and Paul Patula, Roxie and Gene Daniel, Marsha and Bud Gatlin, Corliss and Pat Foley, Ellen and Tom Gustafson, JoAnn and Ed Reisbeck, Chris and Bruce Fink, Elyse Siokos, Rosie Freeman, June Schultz and Sid Kindig. All attending enjoyed an evening of great food, fun and friendship, and discussions of summertime activities. At the end of the evening, everyone enjoyed carrot cake with cream frosting from Kingman Regional Medical Center's bakery. Corliss Foley, retiring president, was then presented with a gift and a beautiful memory book of her year as president. Several sorority sisters were also treated to an evening out to attend the annual Boys and Girls Club Benefit Dinner Aug. 17 at the Mohave County Fairgrounds. The hostess was June Schultz, a longtime supporter of the Boys and Girls Club. It was a great evening for a good cause. Those attending were June Schultz and Sid Kindig, Bud and Marsha Gatlin, Pat and Corliss Foley, and Ed and JoAnn Reisbeck. Also attending with another party was another sorority member, Ellen Gustafson, and husband Tom. Tom won the 50/50 drawing of the event. The next meeting is scheduled for today. The new yearbook pages will be available at this meeting.
Mohave Community Choir: The choir will hold practices at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays 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. The choir will be singing a variety of musical favorites and Broadway show medleys. Come and join us. For questions, contact Roger Johnson at (928) 757-5567.
Mohave County Genealogical Society: Our next meeting will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday in the library of the Mohave Museum, 400 W. Beale. The program will be presented by Michele Moore and we anticipate a very interesting meeting. We hope you will join us.
Mohave Republican Forum: The public is invited to hear Sheriff Tom Sheahan and NRA Representative Jim Jett speak and answer questions at the Mohave Republican Forum meeting on Wednesday evening regarding protecting Second Amendments rights and an update regarding the attacks and defenses thereof; also, Sheahan will provide an update regarding Colorado City. This meeting will be held at the Golden Corral, 3580 Stockton Hill Road. After going through the cashier, go to the meeting room to the left, after which you can help yourself to a wonderful buffet selection. The meeting room should be available by 5 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m. or before. This gathering is open to the public, with the admission charge of $2 per person to assist with the meeting costs. Due to seating limitations, reservations are requested. Call Rita at (928) 692-4771. How appropriate that this meeting date is on this very important anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, when we remember those who lost their lives, including those in public service and those on Flight 93 who defended this nation against immense additional tragedy with their plane crashing in a field near Shanksville, Pa., rather than allowing it to fly into a building in Washington, DC.
Morning Glories Community and Family Interest Club: We would like to welcome new members to our organization. You will find the group interesting, informative, fun and rewarding, with a variety of activities. And we always have refreshments too! Our first meeting for this club year will be Sept. 26 at the Mohave County Agricultural Center, 101 E. Beale St., starting at 9 a.m. Morning Glories is a community and family interest club, which supports a scholarship program for Mohave County high school students and other local charities. The CFIC Clubs of Mohave County were formerly known as Extension Homemakers Clubs. Each year the membership makes suggestions for programs that interest them and we vote for the favorites. We also receive periodic information, in the form of a newsletter, from the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. It is the Family and Consumer Newsletter for Mohave County. For more information, contact Jeanne Ensign at (928) 757-0474.
VFW Post 10386: This week's Saturday dinner, hosted by the Korean War Veterans, is tender pork loin chops, scalloped potatoes, mixed veggies, and roll with a fresh green salad and dessert. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. and the cost is $7. For more information, call (928) 757-9191. We are located at 3036 John L Ave.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Aug. 28 were: first place, J.T. Perkins; second place, John Goryl; and third place, Sarah Peters.