11/15/2012 6:00:00 AM Organizations: Thursday, November 15, 2012
American Legion Post 14: A big thank you to everyone who came to the Auxiliary's yard/craft/bake sale, our Early Bird event and our Veterans Day ceremonies last week and weekend. We appreciate your support. We are accepting donations of new clothing and very gently used gift items for the VA Hospital in Prescott; no alcohol or glass, please. From these donations, the veterans at the hospital select things for themselves and to give family members, at no cost to them, for their holidays. Donations may be dropped off at the Post until the day before Thanksgiving. Raffle tickets for a beautifully handmade, child-size rocking horse are now available at the Post - one ticket for $2 and three for $5. The drawing will be on Dec. 21, just in time for Christmas. The Post will be closed on Thanksgiving and the following Friday. Call 753-3555 with questions on any upcoming events. Find us at the corner of Third and Oak in downtown Kingman.
Belles of St. Mary's: We knew this was coming; we knew the hours of planning and preparation would build to a crescendo and, sure enough, here we are. Belles are scurrying around in the St. Vincent barnyard rallying support for the "Turkey Tuesday" roundup at Basha's. That happens Tuesday, all day, at Basha's. The goal is to solicit food for all our local families in need and you know there are so many more than in years past. We count on your generosity to help us help others. Tuesday past was the monthly meting of the Belles - will report next week. Meanwhile, back at the ranch (the church), this Sunday will be our second "Meet and Greet" hosted by our valiant Knights of Columbus. Grand Knight Tom Curtis and his merry band of knights (and Belles) will hover over the coffee urns and finger lickin' treats. See you there after the 10 a.m. Mass. Our national day of giving thanks to our God arrives next week. We challenge you all to start now in preparing your list of blessings from our God. As you look to the New Year, remember those blessings and work to share them with others. So, we ask you to: Cherish what was; Appreciate what is; Anticipate what will; Dream of what may; and above all, give thanks to God Almighty.
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on Nov. 9 were: First place, Virginia Mead and Bert Leenhouts; second place, Karla Kay and Dan Lordahl; third place, Bryan Carlson and Trey Gordon; and fourth places, Julia Caughlin and Steve Hite.
Kingman Art Alliance: The October meeting of the Kingman Art Alliance featured scrapbook designer Kennie Sue Gregg, who presented a program about preserving family memories. The group voted to join the Adopt-a-Child program through the Masters Art Program and will adopt two children. The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the Kathryn Heidenreich Senior Center, 1776 Airway Ave. Refreshments will be served. New and old members welcome.
Kingman Kut-Ups Square Dance Club: The club's next event is the Toys for Tots Dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Mohave County Senior Center, 1776 Airway Ave. The caller will be Dale Dockery. For additional information, please call Jean (928) 565-3058.
Kingman Ladies Golf Association: We meet every Wednesday at Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course. Call (928) 753-6593 for the time. If you haven't played lately, come by and see how we've changed.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Saturday were: first, Warren Knudson; second, Joann Brown; and third, Bob Bennett. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Kingman Republican Men's Club: KRM will be meeting at 11:30 a.m., Monday at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. This will be our first meeting after the election and will be an organizational meeting where we will elect new officers and change the basic make-up of the club. We will be collecting dues for next year and we will be treating anyone who pays their dues, which are $15 for an individual, $25 for a couple or family, to a free lunch at the club's expense. Come join us as we work to make our club an exciting place to be for political discussion and camaraderie. For further information, call 530-3637 or visit our website at www.kingmanrepublicanmen.com.
Kingman Social Club: On Tuesday, the Kingman Social Club held its "No Host" luncheon at 11:30 at Dora's, 509 E. Beale St. There was a radio skit in place of a speaker. The Christmas Party will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at Dora's. Please bring an unwrapped gift, a gift that you would give to a friend. The Kingman Social Club is an organization open to all Kingman and surrounding areas. We do various fundraisers during the year and donate the money to different organizations that help the less fortunate. There will be no "Dine Out" this month due to Thanksgiving. Vi took reservations for the Christmas Party at the meeting. Contact Vi at (928) 377-3384. For further information about Kingman Social Club, contact John Boersma at (928) 692-7553.
Operation Christmas Child: The last date to deliver shoeboxes is Monday at First Southern Baptist Church, 3120 Hualapai Mountain Road in Kingman. For more information and times, see the Events section of the Daily Miner or call the church at (928) 753-3238.
TOPS AZ 0287 Kingman: Taking Off Pounds and Keeping Off Pounds met Nov. 9 for their monthly awards meeting and presentations. Leader Joyce Smith called the meeting to order, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited and the membership sang "God Bless America." The TOPS Pledge was recited and the KOPS pledge recited. Spotlight on KOPS was presented by Viola Emans; Venita Barnes received her one-year numeral and Pat Gnodel received her three-year numeral. Discussion was held regarding Fall Rally on Nov. 10 in Topock, and the Christmas Party will take place Dec. 7 in Valle Vista. The meeting was then turned over to Laura Hignite to present October Awards for achievements. Peggy Smith received a beautiful plant and certificate for her years of service to our chapter. KOPS Ballerina was Venita Barnes and Ruth Angle achieved TOPS Ballerina. Six months at or below goal with perfect attendance went to Joan Jordan, Sylvia Schneider and Rachel Thalrose. Ten non-consecutive weeks of losing charms: Ruth Angle. KOPS turning in 13 gold pins: Venita Barnes, Viola Emans and Dora Wolf. A charm went to Norma Anderson for losing 10 pounds. Best losers in all divisions: Ruth Angle and Norma Anderson. Turning in 13 weeks of calorie charting: Darlene Sweet. Marking 10 turtles for making the same weight: Viola Emans and Marj Snell. Six months of walking and exercising: Viola Emans. Turning in 10 half-shoes for achieving second place walking: Ruby Lee Dierks. KOPS at or below goal receiving gold beads: 17 members. Perfect Attendance beads: 22 members. Walking and Exercising Awards for October: Venita Barnes, Patsy Brocnik, Ruth Cisney and Darlene Sweet. Our chapter meets every Friday morning at St. John's Methodist Church social hall on Kino Street. Weigh-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 9. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. and closes at 10:30. New members and visitors are most welcome. For more information, call Joyce Smith (928) 377-5852 or (800) 932-8677. The website is www.tops.org.
Toys for Tots: During the month of November, Chicago Title will be conducting a citywide 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, six 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. today 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 Nov. 7 were: First place, Carolyn Johnston; second place, Paul Teneso; and third place, Nelson Gaska.
Xi Beta Phi: Our Halloween meeting was held at Helen Bolt's home with Renee Fields serving as co-hostess. The theme this year was "Zombies." The sisters dressed as zombies and Faye Rainey won the best costume as a zombie slayer. Gifts were exchanged, and Renee gave an outstanding program regarding death rituals for different countries. Renee passed around pictures taken around the nation of cemetery headstones and their history. The "Pink Heals" program was discussed and numerous sisters participated in the cancer walk. Service projects are on the table. A movie night is scheduled and other social events are upcoming, thanks to our social committee and our president, Cheryl Erdman.