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Organizations: October 3, 2013

American Legion Post 14: The fourth quarter newsletter has been e-mailed and posted on our website ( and those of you getting it via snail mail should receive it shortly. If you would like to receive it via e-mail, please contact our editor, Nancy, at and put "Post 14 newsletter" in the subject line. Thanks to a couple of very generous donations, and one super-duper-generous donation, we are making more progress on our kitchen renovation. All Legion family members who have renewed for 2014 by Veterans Day are Early Birds, and will be able to enjoy a free dinner on Saturday, Nov. 16. Guests will be asked for a donation of $7 per person. For some Sunday afternoon fun, come to the Post to watch football and enjoy munchies and one-dollar "Red Solo Cup Drafts." Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in old town Kingman. Call us at (928) 753-3555; we're open from noon to 6 p.m. daily.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14: Dues renewal notices have been sent out from National Headquarters. Hope to see many of you at our Early Bird festivities on Saturday, Nov. 16, so we truly encourage members to send in 2014 dues renewals as soon as possible, but definitely by Nov. 11. Please plan on inviting your lady friends and relatives to the "Girls Night Out" on Oct. 19. Information was sent to all members in August. If you have questions about it, please contact Mary Jedzinek. The next general meeting will be 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and our special guest, Girls State Citizen Amanda Williams, will give her report on this year's session. All officers are expected to attend, but if not able to, please contact President Ellis.

Belles of St. Mary's: Green, Harrigan, Litzenburg and Duffy - sounds like an extremely prestigious law firm, doesn't it? But even better, these ladies are the Belles voted in to be our fearless leaders for the 2013-2014 session. With varied personalities like these, we are guaranteed adventure, great accomplishments and downright fun in all directions we may take. Stay tuned. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, we gather for our second meeting with a review of guidelines on the agenda, along with ideas and goals for the future to be presented for consideration and approval. Now we really sound like legal eagles but with Chris C. on hand as sunshine and mischief chair-Belle, surely we will gallop off track and the twitter of giggles and assent will set us back on our selected goals. Feast days to note: past Tuesday - Little Flower of Jesus; yester-Wednesday - Day of Appreciation for our heroic Guardian Angels; Friday recognizes the holy example set by St. Francis of Assisi and Saturday finds us all at the "Walk of Faith" at Centennial Park (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). The goal set: come together and walk to encourage and affirm our Christian identity through the celebration of our common God-given faith! And for the grand finale to this great week of worship, we have the First Saturday devotions at 4:15 p.m., St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, corner of Third and Spring. With our nation, indeed our world, in such a state of uncertainty, the one, true, time-tested and proven defense we have is our freedom and invitation to stand together in the Blue Army, praying in unison to our Redeemer. See ya there!

Cerbat Garden Club: The Cerbat Garden Club meets at St. Johns Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave. This month's meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. Anyone interested in gardening, floral design, civic beautification, and conservation of our natural resources is invited to attend. No gardening experience required. Our meeting will be "Owls." At the conclusion of our business meeting, Zen Mocarski will give a presentation on Owls. Zen is the program manager for the Kingman Office of Arizona Department of Game and Fish and is very familiar to all of us. He has presented many programs on the wildlife that lives with us in the high desert. We will learn about the many owls that we have and their habitat. Owls are an important bird for us and help to control the rodent and snake population. A few of the owls that he may touch upon are the great horned owl, the barn owl and the smallest of all, the burrowing owl. These nocturnal birds are a wonder to behold! Refreshments will be served after the business meeting. If you have any further questions please call Diana at (928) 757-8659. Please leave a message if I'm not there and I will get back to you.

Chloride Chamber of Commerce: It's time again for Chloride's semi-annual All Town Yard Sale that starts at 8 a.m. Saturday. Chloride, Arizona's oldest silver mining camp, is 23 miles north of Kingman and 80 miles south of Las Vegas; follow Highway 93 to State Route 125, then turn east four miles. Make your first stop at the Mine Shaft Market/Arizona Visitor Center on Tennessee Avenue. Pick up a map and follow the marked map to each of the sales. You'll find everything your heart desires and more, and at bargain prices! Be sure to stop at Cyanide Springs on Elkhart Avenue at "High Noon." The Long Coats 'n' Lace gunfight troupe will take you back to when Chloride was full of miners, desperadoes, soiled doves and other unmentionable characters. There are many more attractions in Chloride, a museum, the Silverbelles Playhouse, and numerous businesses. You'll find handmade silver jewelry, antiques, collectibles and western art. For more information, call the Chloride Chamber of Commerce at (928) 565-4888.

DMS Events: The nextgymkhana Jackpot Series will begin Oct. 12, with sign-up at 9 a.m. and run at 10 a.m. at GrayWood Stables, 2576 E. Calle Chavez (mile marker 14, North Stockton Hill Road). For more information, call (928) 692-0199.

Democratic Women's Club of Kingman: The Democratic Women's Club will meet on Wednesday at Calico's Restaurant. Social time is at 11:30 a.m. and our meeting begins at noon. The first item on our agenda will be to install Hazel as our new secretary. Our Name the Lady Donkey contest comes to an end and a winner will be selected at this meeting. We will be planning our yard sale event and continue working on our cookbook, as well as future programs and speakers. Our guest speaker will be Christine Meisenheimer of the Kingman Area Literacy Program. Christine, a literacy activist for many years in Michigan, felt the need to start a program here in Kingman when she became aware that Kingman's literacy function rate is about 60 percent. She will talk about the importance of literacy and how much it impacts a community. Anyone interested in the Democratic Party is welcome to come to our meeting, but only Democratic women in the Kingman area can join our club by paying dues of $12 a year. Call President Carol for more information at (928) 753-3237.

Friends of the Golden Valley Library: The Friends of the Golden Valley Library will have a book sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in back of the GV Library, 3417 N. Verde Road. Our price is $2 a bag (our bag). How many books can you get in the bag? Lots! Hardbacks, paperbacks, sci-fi, mysteries, romance, westerns, new, old, fiction, non-fiction, and more are available. There is no limit on the number of bags purchased. If you want to be a Friend, it's just $5 a year for individuals and families and $10 for businesses. A lifetime membership is $100. Meetings are held the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. except for the summer. The exception is Saturday, as we will be volunteering at the book sale. Applications are available at the GV Library. The Library is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m. The phone number is (928) 565-2989. We thank all the generous people who have donated books and magazines. We couldn't have our sales without your donations. All money goes to support the GV Library. Thanks to Marion of the Kingman Daily Miner and Sherry of The Hometown Crier for the publicity. The library has more than books. Reserve a computer for use, send a free fax, come to one of the craft classes for children or adults, or attend the book discussion. We hope to see you at the sale and in the library - just down the block the annual Golden Valley Days event will be held the same day.

Friends of the Kingman Library: The Friends of the Kingman Library is sending out a call to anyone interested in joining the Friends of the Kingman Library. We are a non-profit service organization that supports numerous special programs at the library. We raise money through our quarterly book sales, yard sales, giveback programs with local restaurants, raffles plus other venues. All monies go to support the Kingman Library. If you like books, reading, and supporting programs that encourage literacy, consider joining this wonderful organization. Applications are available at the Kingman Library at 3269 Burbank St. or you can join online at

Friends of Yucca Library: The Yucca Friends of the Library meetings are from 11 a.m. to noon the first Thursday of each month at the Fire Station. The Yucca Arts and Crafts Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 7 and 8, at the Yucca Fire Department building on Frontage Road. Applications from vendors are now being accepted. For more information, call (408) 251-4256.

Heartbeat/Healing After Suicide Loss: Has your life been touched by someone you love taking their life? Heartbeat is beginning its fifth season of support for those left behind. The American Association of Suicidology states there is one suicide every 13.7 minutes in the U.S. It is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the third leading cause of death for the young (15- to 24-year-olds) behind accidents and homicides. One suicide leaves at least six others trying to deal with the loss. Heartbeat helps survivors absorb the impact of self-inflicted death. We offer comfort of empathetic understanding, acceptance and support of each other toward a healthy resolution of our grief. Heartbeat does not replace therapy. The healing in these groups is a result of the understanding, encouragement and caring among participants. Normal grief reactions are intensified and complicated when the death is by suicide. The survivor must not only grieve the loss but also the choice that caused the loss. Many times those left behind experience isolation from others and Heartbeat is a place where they can feel free to express their feelings without rejection. Healing also occurs when we can reach beyond our own grief to help others. Healing takes time, tears and talking. We will begin our monthly meetings - there is no fee but donations are accepted. Our first Kingman meeting this year will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Southern Baptist Church, 3120 Hualapai Mountain Road (enter on the south side of the building). In Lake Havasu City, the meeting will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Center, 100 Park Ave., Room 152. Meetings are held from October through April. For more information, contact Judy or Dan at (928) 208-0129 or visit We will also again observe the fifteenth Annual International Survivors of Suicide Day on Nov. 23. It is a telecast that the American Association for Suicide Prevention presents worldwide. We will watch the telecast the same time as everyone around the world does. It is a blend of emotional support and information about resources for healing. It also includes a brief presentation of research highlights of the science of suicide. It is a day for the telecast, lunch and sharing. There is no charge but donations are accepted. Please contact Dan/Judy Hoppes for more information.

Kingman Aglow: Kingman Aglow is having a meeting, "Build or Rebuild The Foundation of Your Marriage," from 2 to 4 p.m., Oct. 19 at Dora's Beale Street Deli, 509 E. Beale St. We will serve light refreshments. The cost is $5. Our guest speaker is Penny Clampet. Penny and her husband of 41 years, Frank, were called by God to move to Kingman (sight unseen) over 13 years ago. Penny's speaking engagements started in Long Island, N.Y., in 1998. She was asked to be a keynote speaker at a marriage conference. She has spoken at churches and luncheons in Texas, Idaho and the tri-cities in Mohave County. Penny and Frank are currently involved in "Marriage Ministries" at their church.

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: On Oct. 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Veterans Committee of the Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468 will hold its 2nd Annual Poker Run to raise funds to help local area homeless veterans. Registration will be from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A breakfast will be held at the lodge, 900 Gates Ave., from 7:30 to 9:30, and will cost $3 per person. Bloody Mary drinks will be sold separately, if requested. The poker run will start at 9:30 a.m. with the first card being drawn at the first designated location. A $20 donation will include the first five-card hand and a dinner to be held after the run. Additional hands can be drawn for $10 each, and billiard games will be at each stop for additional prizes. The last bike must be back at 3 p.m. The dinner will conclude with entertainment performed by the Mohave Green Band. For information, call Bill Garvey at (928) 716-1061. 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., (doors open at 4) Thursdays, main dining room. 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 (2nd and 4th each month), food service in clubroom. Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, club room. For information on all regular events call (928) 753-2547. Special Events upcoming: Volunteers are needed Saturday, Oct. 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help serve at the 2nd Annual Poker Run event; sign-up sheet is located in the clubroom. For information concerning the Poker Run, call Bill Garvey at (928) 716-1061.

Kingman Experimental Aircraft Association: The Kingman EAA Chapter 765 will be holding a Young Eagles event starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday. This affords youth, ages 8 through 17, the opportunity to learn about aviation and go for a free airplane ride. Those interested should go to 4650 Flight Line Drive at the Kingman Airport. A parent or guardian's permission is required. Chapter 765 has provided over 700 free flights tothe youth of Mohave County in the past. The flights are made possible thanks to our sponsors: Kingman Regional Medical Center Foundation, Chris' Auto Body, Air-Zona Aircraft Services Inc., Kingman Transportation Service and Mother Road Harley Davidson.

Kingman Kut-Ups Square Dance Club: The Kingman Kut-Ups next dance will be the Black and White Dance on Oct. 12; Dance Time: 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Senior Nutrition Center, 1776 Airway Ave., Kingman. The caller will be Mike Wilder. For information contact Jean at (928) 565-3058.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Sept. 28 were: first, Bob Bennett; second, Rose Lesniewski; and third, John Goryl. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Kingman Republican Men's Club: KRM (now with some great Republican women) had a very good meeting on Sept. 19 at the Dambar. We welcomed State Sen. Al Melvin, who is a serious contender and an announced candidate for governor of Arizona. He appears to be about the most conservative of the gubernatorial candidates, with a voting record to match, and he pledged to work towards, amongst other things, eliminating the state personal and corporate income tax. As other candidates drop out, as is inevitable, I rather suspect the more conservative primary voters may well coalesce around Sen. Melvin, making him a very viable candidate. We had a great and enthusiastic crowd for Sen. Melvin and I expect another great crowd for our next guest, state Rep. Justin Pierce, who is running for secretary of state and will be our main speaker at our next meeting, which will be at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Dambar Steakhouse, 1960 E. Andy Devine Ave. As always, this meeting will cost $3 with lunch optional, and is open to both men and women, and the public is invited and encouraged to come. Remember, in the state of Arizona, the secretary of state is in effect the lieutenant governor, and the secretary of state has become governor several times, most recently with Gov. Jan Brewer. So by all means, make plans to attend this important meeting. For further information, feel free to call (928) 530-3637.

Mohave County Genealogical Society: Our next meeting will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday in the library of the Mohave Museum, 400 West Beale. The program this month will include a discussion of the newest computer research sources and, in addition, each member will recall a memorable event from their early years. It should be quite interesting and we hope you will join us.

Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation: RUFFF needs volunteers to help with daily cleaning, feeding and watering of the animals at our sanctuary, RUFFFHouse! Most of our work is done during morning hours and we feed in the evening. If you have even a couple of hours one morning a week to help, please call (928) 565-BARK (2275).

Sounds of Kingman: October is the end of our 2013 season of free concerts in the park, and this year we are so fortunate to be going out with a fantastic double whammy. First, Sounds of Kingman is cooperating with the Arizona Humanities Council, Mohave Museum of History and Arts, and the Kingman Visitors Center to present "With a Beefsteak and a Cup of Coffee: The Harvey Girls in the Southwest." This is part of the Smithsonian Journey Stories series, and admission is free at 1 p.m. Oct. 19, at the museum. On Oct. 27, back at Metcalfe Park, we will present Polka Katzen, an authentic German polka band from Flagstaff, from 2 to 4 p.m. As usual, this is a free performance. As we wind up our 2013 season, please accept our deepest thanks for the part you have played in making this third season so very successful. We could not have done it without your help.

Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter 975: The Mohave County Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America will have another Parking Lot Sale between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Cerbat Bowling Lanes, 3631 Stockton Hill Road. We have a large selection of quality saleable items including furniture, household items, toys, clothing, books, videotapes and tools. Raffle tickets will also be available for our chapter's other fundraising event. We will sell raffle tickets for a 1965 Chevy pickup. Tickets are $2 each or six tickets for $10. The date of the drawing is set for May 3, 2014, at the Route 66 Fun Run. All proceeds will be given to help veterans in Kingman and Mohave County.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Sept. 25 were: first place, Barbara Gracin; second place, J.T. Perkins; and third place, Barry Pope.

Whistle Stop Railroad Club: The club, its members, and the Kingman Railroad Museum will be eagerly participating in several community activities in October. The Museum is a stop on the Smithsonian Museum on Mainstreet Exhibition, titled, "Journey Stories." On Oct. 13, the museum will host an open house with free admission and at 2 p.m. there will be a presentation by David Bacon, the club's president, on the history of the Santa Fe Railroad and its role in the establishment and growth of Kingman. The Club and the Railroad Museum will also participate in the "Pink Heals Kingman" activities. Plans include decorating the museum's exterior (the restored Santa Fe Depot) in pink and the addition of a totally pink model train operating on our Lionel (O-gauge) railroad layout. The Club will participate in fundraising for cancer prevention by contributing 10 percent all museum admissions received in the month of October to the "Catch It Early" program at KRMC to facilitate access to breast cancer screening. Members are train enthusiasts with the purpose of preserving railroad history through the operation of the Kingman Railroad Museum. The museum provides the public with the opportunity for discovery, education, and recreation using scale model railroad equipment and railroad artifacts, memorabilia and historic displays. The model railroads in operation include an N-gauge, an HO-gauge and a Lionel (O-gauge). Club members provide staffing for the museum on a volunteer basis, six days a week (closed Monday). New members are being actively recruited. The club meets at the museum at 9 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month. Come by and join us. For more information, call us at the museum at (928) 718-1440.

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