10/11/2012 6:00:00 AM Organizations: Thursday, October 11, 2012
American Legion Post 14: Thank you to everyone who has already provided your email address for the newsletter. On Saturday, the Legion Riders are partnering with the Marine Corps League in a poker run to raise funds and collect toys for the Toys for Tots program. The run starts at VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave., with registration at 9 a.m. Even if you're not riding, you can still drop off funds or new toys. Call Gary at 565-0747 or Don at 377-0945 for more information. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in downtown Kingman. Call us at 753-3555. Our regular hours are noon to 6 p.m. every day, with flexibility for meetings and events.
Belles of St. Mary's: Belles definition - All women at St. Mary's Parish are automatic members. That being said, here are some upcoming October events: Plans are set for the newly re-introduced Parish Weekend Socials! Oct. 28, after the 10 a.m. Mass, coffee, apple cider and deliscrumptious sweet treats will be served in the parish center. All our Belles are urged to bring us their favorite goodies. As the months parade by, a different church ministry will be invited to host each separate weekend social. We will mingle, yes? On to a saintly affair ... the Catholic teens are sponsoring their Second Annual All Hallows Eve Party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Parish Center will showcase our Saints on Parade. All parishioners are invited to dress as their favorite saint (no monsters, no goblins, no witches allowed). Details are being finalized ... stay tuned. This fun evening will be overseen/chaperoned if you choose, by Belles! See how all-inclusive we are? 2012 alert: Six weeks until the Day of Thanksgiving. As we all shop for our blessed day of feasting, please consider buying a bit of "extra" for those in need. St. Vincent de Paul will be staging a food drive in our parish soon ... last year you wonderful people gave us three pick-up loads of food! I know our Lord was pleased.
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on Oct. 5 were: first place, Lorraine Leenhouts and Bert Leenhouts; second place, Trey Gordon and Jim Blaschak; third place, Donna Blaschak and Bryan Carlson; and fourth place, Kay Klaus and Jerry Lipson.
Kingman Kut-Ups Square Dance Club: The club's next event is the Black and White Dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Mohave County Senior Center, 1776 Airway Ave. The caller will be Mike Wilder. For additional information, please call Jean (928) 565-3058.
Kingman Republican Men's Club: KRM will be having its final meeting before the presidential election at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. This will be a big meeting and a good crowd is expected, so come on down early. Our main guest speaker for the meeting will be Arizona Treasurer Doug Ducey. Ducey has really carried on the good work of his predecessor, Dean Martin (no, not that Dean Martin!), and the truth is that, financially, Arizona is in better shape than most states. Ducey is also leading the opposition to Proposition 204, which would make the sales tax initiative permanent, and the proposition will be the primary focus of the meeting. However, during this meeting, we will also introduce Joy Brotherton, who was the victor in the very hotly contested Republican primary for Mohave County supervisor in District 4. As usual, the cost of the meeting is $13, which includes lunch, and it is open to the general public. For further information, call 530-3637.
Kingman Social Club: At 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Kingman Social Club will hold its "No Host" luncheon at Dora's, 509 E. Beale St. The speaker will be Capt. Rusty Cooper from the Kingman Police Department. The club is open to all residents of Kingman and the surrounding area. We do various fundraisers during the year and donate the money to different organizations that help the less fortunate. We are having our fundraiser garage sale on Oct. 19 and 20. If you have anything to donate, contact Dick Koch at (928) 753-5999. The next "Dine Out" will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at Dora's. You can wear a costume or not. Come and have a good time. Reservations will be taken by Vi Butler at the meeting, or contact Vi at (928) 377-3384. For further information about Kingman Social Club, contact John Boersma at (928) 692-7553.
Laureate Beta Epsilon: The Laureate Beta Epsilon started off the year at Camille Patula's home along with many friends to celebrate Paul's birthday. The members of Laureate Beta Epsilon helped Paul and Camille celebrate the event with good food, much laughter and renewed friendships. Discussions were held among the sisters of Laureate Beta Epsilon about what they had done with their friends and families during the summer. The second meeting of the year was held at the home of Rosie Freeman. The meeting was led by Corliss Foley, president, with Melissa from the Cornerstone Mission/Diana's Faith House. The members of the chapter enjoyed learning of the mission of this organization and what they have accomplished in the Kingman area. Members have been involved in many activities throughout Kingman such as church, Coast Guard, the Mohave Museum, the election process, Taking Off Pounds Sensibly and Boy Scouts. This makes for a lot of very active ladies who interact throughout the community. Refreshments were served and all members felt that their evening was very interesting and refreshing. The first meeting of October was held at the home of Marsha Gatlin. President Corliss Foley led the meeting and welcomed new member Barbara Bernard. The program for the evening was "Trip Down Memory Lane," with Marsha's cookbook collection being viewed and exclaimed over with all the changes that have taken place in the food industry over the years. Refreshments were served and socializing excelled. The next meeting will be at the home of Pat Luelling on Tuesday.
Morning Glories Community and Family Interest Club: The Morning Glories will meet on Oct. 18 at the Mohave County Agricultural Center, 101 E. Beale St. Refreshments will be served at 9 a.m. and the meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. The speaker for this month is Dawn Pennington, whose topic is "My Life in Alaska." The winning number will be chosen from the raffle tickets that were sold for the Morning Glories quilt during this meeting. Also, the Morning Glories are taking part in the craft fair that will be held at the Kingman Adult Center on Saturday. New members and guests are welcome.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Oct. 3 were: first place, Fay Pope; second place, Kathy Townsend; and third place, Barbara Gracin.