American Legion Auxiliary Unit 22 and VFW Women's Auxiliary Post 255: We are taking donations of school supplies for Black Mountain School in Golden Valley. Donation containers are located at both locations and can be dropped off during business hours. For more information, contact Christy Lopez at the American Legion at (928) 565-4545 or Tammy Smith at the VFW, (928) 565-3344. School starts in August. Your donations will be greatly appreciated.
American Legion Post 14: All veterans who are able should attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new VA Clinic on Hualapai Mountain Road at 1 p.m. today. Legionnaires: wearing your covers is appropriate. "We be jammin'!" Starting Saturday, bring your musical instruments to the post and join Commander Dusty in jam sessions from 1-3 p.m. We will be doing this every Saturday, unless there is a private party hall reservation. Also on Saturday, the Sons of the American Legion will be hosting a dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Members and guests are welcome and for $8 per person, you may enjoy a menu of stuffed pork, corn, sautéed apples, salad and dessert. The more support we get for these events, the more confidence we will have that our renovated kitchen is being put to good use. To expedite your 2015 membership renewal, you can go online to www.legion.org, go to "members", and click on Renewal Membership. Post 14 is located on the corner of 3rd and Oak in old town Kingman. Call us at (928) 753-3555.
Belles of St. Mary's: Don't you love our saints, our holy people? This week we had Saint Pantaleon (Third Century - July 27) who is invoked against strabismus, a defect when eyes cannot focus together; on Tuesday we honored Saint Martha, sister of Lazarus and Mary Magdalen, protector of housewives, maids and hospital dieticians; and we wrap the week up with Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. These wise and dedicated people followed our Lord and are the shining examples for us to emulate. I am sure these names are household words and are distinctly handed on to our grandchildren by all Belles! Well, this is it, ladies and gentlemen: The picnic weekend (it's on Saturday). Many hours have been donated to this event by many people. You have been asked to provide baked goods, "pop up" canopies, piñata-wrapped candy, etc. We need all this by Friday for the final inventory. Then, we need you - all of you - each one of you and your friends and family. The music, the food, the fabulous prizes, the games are all waiting for you Catholics in the cool Hualapai Mountains. I pray our God will gaze down on this mountain retreat and see us all in prayer, laughter and downright good times and He will say, "This is good."
Friday Afternoon Bridge: The winners for last Friday's game were: First: Virginia Mead and Bert Leenhouts; second: Karla Kay and Lynn Stiegler; third: Kay Klaus and Jerry Lipson.
Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: 900 Gates Ave., Kingman, AZ. The public is welcome at 900 Gates Ave. for lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and dinner from 5-8 p.m. Friday in the main dining room area. Thursdays is also bingo. Doors open 10:30 a.m. Games start noon in the main dining room and food service is available. For information, call (928) 753-2547.
Kingman Pinochle Club: Winners for the games on July 26 were: first: Flo Ragsdale; second: Pat Knudson; and third: Warren Knudsen.
Kingman Tennis Club: We have evening walk-in tennis at 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Morning walk-in tennis is at 8 a.m. on Saturdays. We meet at the tennis courts in Centennial Park. The cost is $2 for members and $3 for non-members. Wear tennis shoes and bring a racquet. Our club provides the tennis balls and pays the court fees. We will place you in a doubles match based on your skill level. Beginners are welcome and we will assign someone to help you get started. We will be having Tennis Play Day events on Aug. 16, Sept. 13 and Oct. 11. Arrive a few minutes early to get signed up. For more information on these events, or if you are interested in joining the Kingman Tennis Club, please contact Brooke Fix at (928) 753-5684.
Mohave Community Choir: Our practices start up again on Aug. 7. We will be practicing for our October concert, which will feature ensemble duets and will have full choir numbers. If you are interested in participating in our practices and concerts, you should be high school aged and over. Please contact Andrew Campagnuolo at (928) 757-5104. Our regular weekly practices will be at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3180 Rutherford Drive. Important: We are looking for a new director for our choir. This is a volunteer position and the duties include conducting practices and rehearsals. If you are interested, contact Andrew.
Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation (RUFFF): RUFFF has wonderful dogs and cats looking for their forever loving home. We hold daily adoptions by appointment and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To adopt, you'll need a verifiable Tri-State address, photo I.D., a fenced yard for dogs, written permission from landlord if renting, a donation to RUFFF to help offset veterinary expenses, and a loving home. All animals are spayed/neutered and vaccinated - cats are Felv/Fiv tested. To schedule an appointment, call (928) 565-BARK (2275). RUFFF is seeking volunteers to help with daily chores, such as cleaning, watering, feeding and socializing with the animals.
Thursday Party Bridge: Seven members and guest Barbara Gracin played on July 24. Winners were: first, Shirley Lantz; second, Julia Caughlin; and third, Yolanda Metcalfe.
VFW Post 10386: Hot news:The Ladies Auxiliary will be having a rummage sale from 7 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Aug. 29-30. It will be at the post, located at 3036 John L Ave. Donated items are greatly appreciated, and anyone wanting to volunteer is greatly appreciated.
Whistle Stop Railroad Club: Club members are train enthusiasts with the purpose of preserving railroad history through the operation of the Kingman Railroad Museum. The museum is located in the restored Santa Fe Depot at 402 Andy Devine Ave. and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Effective Friday, the museum will be open Wednesday through Sunday and will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. As the club begins its third year of operating the museum, we invite anyone with an interest in railroad history, model railroading or museums in general to come by and see how far we've come. The museum provides the public with the opportunity for discovery, education, and recreation using scale model railroad equipment and providing railroad artifacts, memorabilia and historic displays. The museum's model railroads include N-gauge, HO gauge, and Lionel (O gauge) layouts, all of which can be seen in operation. For more information, call the museum at (928) 718-1440, visit our website, www.whistlestoprailroadclub.org, or see us on Facebook.
Wednesday Party Bridge: Winners for July 23 were: First, Jay Martin; Second, Shirley McQuinn; Third, Winnie Rankin.