11/8/2012 6:00:00 AM Organizations: Thursday, November 8, 2012
American Legion Post 14: Membership renewals continue to come in. Thank you to all our "Early Birds." Renewing now helps save funds used to send out reminders. Everyone is invited to stop by the Auxiliary's fundraiser yard/craft/bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Thursday at 4185 N. Irving. On Veterans' Day, reveille will be at the Post at 6 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts afterward. The ceremony at the cemetery will be at 11 a.m. The public is welcome to join us for this short but meaningful event. For information on other upcoming events, call us at 753-3555. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in downtown Kingman. Our regular hours are noon to 6 p.m. every day.
Belles of St. Mary's: The third Belles meeting is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday. We have a chair reserved for you! Karen M. and her gorgeous granddaughter, Tera V., are scheduled to be the November hostess team. (There is an anonymous third-party donor who must not be named.) Thanksgiving and Advent events, along with the Christmas raffle, will surely be on the agenda. The first St. Mary's "Meet and Greet" was a wonderful success, with standing room only - literally! All those who provided treats are saluted and sincerely thanked. Our next "Meet and Greet" will be hosted by the Knights of Columbus and, of course, their ladies will be "assisting" (aka Belles). A new string of Belles has materialized. St. Mary's welcomed the Fellowship of Catholic Christian Women (FCCW), which began in September. It is not too late if you choose to attend every first and third Tuesday of the month. The Bible study for this year is the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke). This is perfect for responding to the Pope's call for a Year of Faith. With only three weeks until Advent, we wish to alert our parishioners to the Dec. 8 and 9 church food drive to help fill the shelves of the St. Vincent de Paul Society (their president is a Belle!). These grocery bags will be distributed and gathered the following weekend (Dec. 15 and 16). Along with these non-perishable donations, many Belles will also be on stage at the Annual Basha's Turkey-Tuesday Round-up. We have the promise of two of our ladies dressing as Gobblers (Lady Turkeys are too homely!). Please note these dates and invite your family and friends to help us help others. Don't forget - this Tuesday, Belles meeting, 7 p.m.
Cerbat Garden Club: The third meeting of the season will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave. Anyone interested in gardening, floral design, civic beautification and conservation of our natural resources is invited to attend. No gardening experience required. At the conclusion of our business meeting and after refreshments, our program will be "To Bee or Not to Bee." The guest speaker will be Clark Brown, who has been keeping bees for the past 10 years. Clark teaches mathematics at Mohave Community College. He has been keeping bees both for honey and to pollinate his fruit trees and garden plants. We will learn about bees and how they help to pollinate our gardens. We also hope to learn which bees are good and which ones are not good for our gardens. After Clark's presentation, there will be time for questions regarding our concerns about the bees that we have in our gardens. If you have any further questions, please call Diana at 757-8659. Please leave a message if I'm not there and I will get back to you.
DMS Events: The next gymkhana event will begin with sign-ups at 9 a.m. and start at 10 a.m. Saturday at Graywood Stables, 2576 E. Calle Chavez (Mile Marker 14-N, Stockton Hill Road). For more information, call (928) 692-0199.
For the Luv of Paws Domestic Animal Rescue and Sanctuary: There will be a benefit yard sale (appliances, linens, kitchen ware, lighting, electronics, books, Christmas decorations, a Ford van and a beautiful motorhome) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 5345 Highway 68 (between Sonic and Texaco) in Golden Valley. For more information, contact (928) 897-7304 or (928) 788-3553.
Fraternal Order of Police Associates, Lodge 16A: The FOPA lodge is a civilian affiliate of the Fraternal Order of Police. We are comprised of: Civilian law enforcement employees, friends and families of law enforcement officers, responsible and respected business persons, professional men and women, and citizens from all walks of life. Our members devote a portion of their time, money and effort toward assisting the various law enforcement agencies of our community and state. If you believe in: 1) a better community, state and country; 2) vibrant, active and good law enforcement by capable and proficiently trained police officers; and 3) better protection for your family, home and business, then you should become a member. The FOPA lodge meets once a month and is a nonpartisan organization, without regard to race, creed, color or religious belief. Initiation fee and yearly dues are moderate and tax-deductible. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. Call Roger at (928) 699-7412 for location.
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on Nov. 2 were: first place, Bryan Carlson and Trey Gordon; second place, Virginia Mead and Zona Richey; third place, J.T. Perkins and Wolfgang Vorbau; and fourth and fifth places, Jeannie Clegg and Lois Viola, and Julia Caughlin and Dorothy Jackson.
Kingman Arizona Computer Users Group: KACUG invites you to join their next meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. We are now set up with a wireless network at the Heidenreich Center for those who wish to bring their laptops. Members will be able to work "hands on," which will make it easier for them to walk through and understand presentations. Please be sure your battery is fully charged if you plan to use your laptop at this meeting. Jean Haughian and her assistant, Bonnie Purviance, will be the presenters. November will focus on "Print Shop 23." Topics to be demonstrated are: event reminder, clipboard, calendars, letterheads, signs and posters. Also included will be graphic special effects, cropping, shapes, transparencies, photo effects, advanced graphic editor and greeting cards. Let us help you tap into your creative side. You do not have to own a computer to be a member. All persons with an interest in computers are welcome. Experience is not necessary. The new user is equally welcome along with the highly skilled user. Our motto is "Friends Helping Friends." With our group, help is a phone call away. If you have just purchased a computer or are contemplating buying your first computer, you are welcome to attend. To view this month's agenda or any past month's agenda, please click on our website: www.kingmanazcug.com and go to "Agenda." Save this URL to your favorites for future access. For more information, please contact Gloria Richhart at 377-6726. See you Sunday at 2 p.m.
Kingman Army Air Field Historical Society, Inc.: The 70th anniversary of Kingman Army Air Field is May 7. Kingman Army Air Field Museum will hold events to help count down to the main event of the year. The next lecture in the series will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kingman Community Center, 3345 Harrison Ave. The lectures will cover the start-up and the operation of the airfield. Also discussed will be Storage Depot 41. The lecture fee is $5.
Kingman Kut-Ups Square Dance Club: The club's next event is the Honor Our Veterans 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 Pinochle Club: The winners on Nov. 3 were: First, Warren Knudson; second, Ellamae Lane; and third, Keith Walker. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Mohave County Genealogical Society: We will meet at our usual time, 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month in the library of the Mohave Museum. This month our topic will be "proving our research" - how to determine if the information you have collected is just evidence, or if it is really proof. Is that ancestor on your tree really yours? Meet with us Nov. 14 and we will help you find out.
Morning Glories Community and Family Interest Club: The Morning Glories will meet on Nov. 15 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. The speaker for this month is Jan Ellwood with her "Aprons Trunk Show." Members should bring their donations for the food bank to this meeting. New members and guests are welcome.
Northern Arizona Chapter of the Military Officer Association of America: NACMOAA is looking for military and public service officers to form a satellite chapter in the Kingman area. Affiliating is relatively simple. You contact current, former or retired officers, and spouses, of any branch of service as well as NOAA and USPHS in your area and set up a meeting to get to know what interest there is in becoming an affiliate of NAC. As a satellite of NAC, members pay dues to NAC. The dues are shared with the satellite to help offset expenses. Because NAC covers 24,358 square miles of northern Arizona, it makes sense to look into satellite affiliates. For more information, contact the NAC president Lt. Col. Dick Jonas by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (928) 636-2259.
Toys for Tots: During the month of November, Chicago Title will be conducting a city wide 50/50 drawing. Half of the proceeds will go to the winner, the other half will go to purchase new, unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots program. Tickets went on sale Nov. 1. They're $1 each, 6 for $5, 13 for $10 or 30 for $20. The drawing will be held Nov. 30. You don't have to be present to win! Please call (928) 753-5581 or stop by Chicago Title's office at 2699 E. Andy Devine in Kingman between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Let's help out this great cause for some little ones this year!
Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter 975: The VVA, Mohave County Chapter 975, will be having their next meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 186 London Bridge Ave., Lake Havasu City. For information, call (928) 681-4709.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Oct. 31 were: First place, Nelson Gaska; second place, Mary Cashdollar; and third place, Paul Teneso.