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Organizations: February 27, 2014

American Legion Post 14: We hope everyone is enjoying this great weather. While you're out and about, why not drop by the post in old town Kingman (Third Street and Oak Street) to pitch some horseshoes? We have two pits that are just waiting for you! At our next general membership meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 13, we'll be taking our first round of nominations for the elected positions of commander, first vice commander, second vice commander, and finance officer. If you're not ready for an elected position, there are appointed positions that might need filling as well: adjutant, judge advocate, historian, service officer and chaplain. Also, we can always use someone with strong organizational skills to honcho a special project or two. Have some say-so in how your post operates by getting involved. Call us at (928) 753-3555 with questions on anything American Legion-related.

Arizona Independent Party: Our monthly meeting is at 7 p.m. today. We need you there. We still need more workers. Anyone interested can contact the chairwoman, Janice L., at (928) 530-2552 or All are welcome. Our monthly meeting is at 7 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month. The meeting is held at Mohave County Library, 3269 N. Burbank St. in Kingman. We want all to attend. We are starting our petition drive, having music festivals, silent auctions and more. Come get involved, have fun, and be a part of history.

Belles of St. Mary's: Prayers, fasting and alms giving - today's buzz words leading us to a Holy Paschal celebration. This weekend offers us the opportunity for the first Saturday devotions (3:15 p.m.) and then we rush right into Ash Wednesday (March 5). Don't forget we need your help for the annual Lenten Soup Meal prepared on Tuesday and served on Wednesday. I would like to share a story of life in our community: Friday last, because of the rise in demand for the St. Vincent emergency food boxes, we ran out of pre-bagged groceries. Past Vincentian president Marlene T. spied two Belles shopping in our well-stocked thrift store. She recruited the two shoppers and they immediately had an assembly line set up and in short order produced a room full of filled grocery bags ready for distribution. Where else can you call on two unsuspecting shoppers and put them to work? It is the Lord's work, for sure, but no discussion or explanation was needed. Hats off to Norma F. and her sidekick Sandi! The February Belles meeting featured 17 Belles in attendance. An impromptu non-accredited poll was taken and we found that in this group alone, we had 96 grand and great-grand children betwixt us! Keep in mind this poll has a 2-3 percent margin of error! If we Belles will adhere to our Catholic teaching and properly hand them on to their blossoming generations, we will exponentially strengthen the true Catholic Church. Quick alert: distribution of ashes on Ash Wednesday (duh...) will be at 8 a.m. and noon and also at the 6 p.m. bilingual mass. Set your clocks.

DMS Events: The next gymkhana Jackpot Series will be on March 8, with sign-up at 9 a.m. and start 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.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on Feb. 21 were: first place, Cecil Henry and Bert Leenhouts; second place, Lorraine Leenhouts and Jim Blaschak; and a tie for third place between Virginia Mead and Gretchen Carpenter, and Donna Blaschak and Bryan Carlson.

Friends of the Kingman Library: The Friends of the Kingman Library is holding its quarterly book sale from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 7 and from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 8 at the Mohave County Library Kingman Branch, 3269 N. Burbank St. We have a huge selection of new and used hardbacks and paperback books, including fiction, nonfiction, reference, children's, young adults and adult large print, plus audios and videos. The sale is held in the library program room and The Book Nook inside the library. Come join us and support your local library. For more information, call (928) 692-3310.

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: Our special events for this month are as follows: We will be having a business mixer from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday. The cost is $15 and it includes two beverages and hors d'oeuvres. For more information, contact Tascha at (928) 753-2547. The following is a list of events for the coming week: Tacos: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, main dining room. Friday morning: Business Network Breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday night dinner: 5 to 7 p.m., main dining room. Club room lunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., sandwich, soup and salad bar buffet, $8.95 in the 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. For information on all regular events, call (928) 753-2547.

Kingman Experimental Aircraft Association: The Experimental Aircraft Association is offering a pilot private ground school on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. for the next five to seven weeks. The class will meet at 4650 Flightline Drive. The course is free, but students must purchase their own supplies, which include a book, plotter and E6B flight computer (total costs are roughly $50). The certified instructor is Alfred Fattouch, a commercial pilot. Students must be turning 15 this year. For more information, contact Fattouch via email at or David Amspoker at (928) 757-7742.

Kingman Kut-Ups Square Dance Club: The Kingman Kut-Ups' next dance will be the Let the Wind Blow on March 8. 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 Masonic Lodge No. 22: We will have a garage sale and barbecue grill raffle from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. March 21 at H and H Printers, 4666 N. Stockton Hill Road; 100 percent of the proceeds will be used to support public service programs, including the Child Identification Program (CHIP) and "Bikes for Books." Sale items include a lawn tractor with mower, generator, household goods, TVs and too much to list! The rain date is March 28. Our regular monthly meeting is at 7:30 p.m. March 10 at the lodge. We have a family dinner before the meeting at 6:30. The lodge is located at 212 N. Fourth St. For more information, call (928) 681-6819 or (928) 753-6048.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Feb. 22 were: first, Jim Robbins; second, Charlene Graves; and third, Joann Brown. 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 5-6 p.m. Saturday at the VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave. Our menu will be chicken fried steak, mashed red potatoes with country gravy, green beans, salad, rolls and dessert. All proceeds from our dinners go to help other veterans, memorials and the funding of our local scholarship program. The monthly meeting will be on Saturday at VFW Post 10386. We welcome all Korean War and Korean service veterans. If you are interested in joining, bring your DD214 and we will do the rest. Call (928) 757-7728 for more information.

Mohave Community Choir: The Mohave Community Choir is practicing for their Spring Concert from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the LDS Church on Rutherford Street. We are open for new members and have auditions at 6 p.m. Thursdays before our practices. The choir is looking for men and women, ages 16 and up, to fill all parts: Soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Come and join us. For more information, contact Roger Johnson, (928) 757-5567.

Mohave County District One Democrats: We will meet on March 10 at the Kingman Public Library on Burbank. Social time and refreshments will be at 6:30 p.m. The formal meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Chairman Dean Wolslagel has made arrangements for this year's meeting dates for Mohave County District One Democrats as follows: March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8. Until further notice we will continue to meet at the Kingman Library. Anyone interested in the Democratic Party is welcome to join us.

TOPS AZ 0287 Kingman: TOPS AZ 0287 Kingman, Take Off Pounds and Keep Off Sensibly held their weekly meeting Feb. 14 and monthly awards presentations. The month of January was a TOPS loss of 60 pounds. Venita Barnes presented Gold Vests to new KOPS Susan Crews and Grace Fass and congratulated them for their achievement of reaching goal weight. Following all business of the meeting, Ruth Cisney turned the meeting over to Laura Hignite and Marj Snell for the January presentations. TOPS Ballerina Kathy Duncan lost 9 pounds and TOPS Prince Tom Cole lost 4.4 pounds. KOPS Ballerina: Barbara Cole. Ten non-consecutive losses went to Kathy Duncan, Donna Munford, Gail Pashby, Peggy Perkinks and Sharon Saltarelli. KOPS turning in 13 gold pins awards to Dee Hudson and Rachel Thalrose. The 50-Pound Weight Loss Award went to Sharon Saltarelli. KOPS at or below goal six-month award went to Rachel Thalrose. Six months perfect attendance was awarded to Pat Gnodle, Connie Rule and Rachel Thalrose. Turning in five felt first place bicycles to Rachel Thalrose. Thirteen weeks of calorie charting went to Darlene Sweet. Best Losers in all divisions were given to Susan Crews, Sam Cole, Kathy Duncan, Grace Fass, Vera Gates, Camille Patula, Tom Rule, April Senediak, Sharon Salltarelli and Darlene Sweet. Perfect Attendance Beads were awarded to 39 members. KOPS at or below goal went to 13 members. Darlene Sweet presented Walking and Exercising Awards to Venita Barnes, Donna Munford, Rachel Thalrose and Sharon Saltarelli. Exercising to Venita Barnes, Ruth Cisney, Rachel Thalrose and Darlene Sweet. Our chapter meets each Friday morning at St. John's Methodist Church in the social hall on Kino Street. Our weigh-in begins at 7:30 a.m., closing at 9:30. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m., closing at 10:30 a.m. New members and visitors are very welcome. For more information, call Ruth Cisney (928) 377-8795 or (800) 932-8677, or visit our website:

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Feb. 19 were: first place, Shirley Costain; second place, Barbara Brown; and third place, Fay Pope.

Whistle Stop Railroad Club: The club's most recent meeting was held on Feb. 15 and was followed by the fourth session of the Club's training series, "How to Create a Model Railroad." That workshop session provided information on landscaping the layout, including creating realistic land features, grass, and trees. As designed and presented by club member Bob Batten, these informational offerings cover the full range of activities required in the building of a model railroad layout. The next session in this workshop series will be from 10 a.m. to noon following the club's meeting on Saturday. At that training offering, instruction will be provided in the construction of buildings for the layout. These workshops are free to youth of all ages. We meet at the museum at 9 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month. The museum is located in the restored Santa Fe Depot, 402 Andy Devine Ave. For more information, call us at the museum: (928) 718-1440.

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