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Organizations: Thursday, November 1, 2012

American Legion Post 14: So as not to conflict with Veterans' Day, this month's Legion Riders meeting will be at 1 p.m. Sunday. Everyone is welcome to stop by the Auxiliary's fundraiser yard/craft/bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8-9 at 4185 N. Irving St. On Veterans' Day, reveille will be at 6 p.m. at the Post, with coffee and doughnuts afterward. The ceremony at the cemetery will be at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend this short but meaningful event. Our kitchen renovation is coming along, but until it is complete, please consult the calendar in your newsletter for information on other upcoming events or call the Post at 753-3555. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in downtown Kingman. Out hours are noon to 6 p.m. every day.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14: The District meeting will be held on Saturday in Seligman. We hope to have a good representation of members from Unit 14. Call one of your officers for more information or if you need a ride. A reminder to all members that the Unit will be having a yard/craft/bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8-9 at 4185 N. Irving St. Members wishing to donate items for the yard or craft portion should drop them off at the house or call to have your items picked up by Mary E. (757-3115), Dana (715-2352) or Rebecca (757-8590). Bake sale items can be dropped off the days of the event. Our "van," in conjunction with the department president's special project, has been constructed. Now we need to fill it with clothing items and toiletries for our homeless veterans and their families.

Belles of St. Mary's: Attention! Attention! Alert! Today, Thursday, is a Holy Day of Obligation! Mass is at high noon, main church, a day we all gather to honor those who have died and gone to heaven. Once officially recognized (that is, canonization) these souls are entitled to public veneration and are capable of interceding for people on Earth; and so we set aside a special feast day - All Saints Day. Also, this Sunday, after the 5 p.m. Hispanic Mass, will be a movie popularly referred to as the "Cristeros," properly titled "For Greater Glory." Believe it or not, this movie was produced by Hollywood starring Andy Garcia and featuring the time period of the Mexican religious persecutions of our Catholic Church circa 1800s. Bring tissues and leave with pride. We would be remiss in our duties if we did not stress the vital, possibly world-changing event scheduled for all day, Nov. 6. Americans all over this nation are free, at no monetary cost, to stride forth and cast their ballot on behalf of their own personal, private and confidential choice. In this case, pro-choice is good. But vote we must. It is a sin not to vote. How significant that November encompasses both the celebration of saints that have gone before us and the day of election - and so we must apply the principles of Catholic social teaching. This validates our faith and belief in our God as omniscient, omnipotent and supreme ruler of all.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on Oct. 26 were: first place, Bryan Carlson and Bert Leenhouts; second place, Virginia Mead and Gretchen Carpenter; third place, Shirley Lantz and Sandy Miles; and fourth place, Karla Kay and Dan Lordahl.

Good Sams Club, Mohave Roaming Sams Chapter: The MRS gathered together for lunch at Redneck's BBQ on Oct. 11. There were 27 of us enjoying the good food and the company of our chapter members. We welcomed a new couple to our gathering, Rod and Annette Comer of Golden Valley, and we welcomed back to Kingman Carol and Russ, who have returned from their summer adventures in cooler climes. Our next campout event was held in Dolan Springs at the residence of Denis Fielding. Arrivals began coming in early Oct. 22, with the Fielding Welcome Committee (Denis' dog Ginger) greeting guests and inspecting rigs. Denis had plenty of parking available for those who camped. The "Happy Hour" on Monday was a great success, with many heavy-duty, taste-tempting treats offered to our happy travelers. On Oct. 23, we had several couples who drove in for the day and participated in the day's events. During our business meeting, we voted Carol Coverstone in as a member of our chapter. Denis prepared delicious beef and turkey on the barbecue for our dinner that evening. No one left the table hungry. Our group played various card games, dominoes and even sharpened their skills with a wind-driven Bean Bag Toss event. We all thanked Denis for a great campout as we departed. Our next campout will be at Blake Ranch RV Park beginning Nov. 12 and leaving Nov. 15. Ron and Eileen Kiefer are the hosts. Give them a call if you are interested in knowing more about the upcoming campout. We'll be bringing the game boards, so be prepared to engage in several fun tournaments. The Mohave Roaming Sams Chapter is a part of the International Good Sam Club and is dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of the RV lifestyle. If you are interested in finding out more about our chapter and our activities, contact Ellen Kiefer at (928) 757-5504.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Oct. 27 were: first, Bob Bennett; second, Jan Crosier; and third, Joann Brown. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Oct. 17 were: first place, Lorna Gabby; second place, Paul Tenso; and third place, Nelson Gaska. The winners on Oct. 24 were: first place, Shirley McQuinn; second place, Nelson Gaska; and third place, Paul Teneso.

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