2/21/2013 6:00:00 AM Organizations: February 21, 2013
American Legion Post 14: We've had a slight change in our officers. Until the end of the Legion year in June, First Vice Commander Robert Ellis will absorb some of the second vice commander functions, and Steve Seney is the new finance officer. Ernie Faris is the sergeant-at-arms and Thomas (Wolf) Lynn is the JAG. We will begin taking nominations for elected officers for the 2013-2014 Legion year at the general membership meeting on March 14. Legion family member participation in some of our recent events has been lacking. This weekend there will be two events to encourage social activity and benefit our kitchen renovation fund. Please call (928) 753-3555 for more information. Post 14 is on Third and Oak in downtown Kingman.
Belles of St. Mary's: Eight weeks into the new year and the Belles go marching on. How appropriate that the proceeds gleaned from our Ash Wednesday Soup Serve are earmarked for St. Vincent de Paul charitable works. The festive pre-Lent Candy Sale dollars are to be tucked away for a much-needed parish kitchen renovation scheduled in the future. Food for thought: During this season of more prayer (perhaps more visits to the adoration chapel?), more abstinence (give those extra food items to St. Vincent de Paul?), and alms-giving (extra monies donated to the church building fund?). No matter how small or large, added together we can please our God. Mark your calendars: The March 12 Belles meeting will feature not a junior gardener nor a minor gardener but a master gardener and his entourage (that's French for retinue). We Belles will be treated to a wealth of information pertinent to our regional garden needs. Bring a friend and learn. Don't forget - Stations of the Cross every Lenten Friday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. with the Hispanic pilgrimage. Surely you know Jesus is infinitely deserving of our unceasing thanksgiving and adoration.
Friends of the Kingman Library: The Friends are sponsoring a huge book sale to benefit the Kingman Public Library, 3269 Burbank St., from 6 to 8 p.m. March 7 (members only, but you can join on the spot); 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 8 and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 9. There will be a huge selection of used and new hardbacks and paperbacks, fiction, non-fiction, reference books, children's, young adults, adult large print books, audios and videos. The sale is held inside the library in the program room and outside on the south side. Remember, books make great gifts! There will be some baskets full of books to raffle off. Come and join the Friends and support your local library.
Kingman Kut-Ups Square Dance Club: The club's next event is the Hail to the Chiefs (Presidents Day) Dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Mohave County Senior Center, 1776 Airway Ave. The caller will be Darrell Newell. For additional information, please call Jean (928) 565-3058.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Feb. 16 were: first, Warren Knudson; second, Tom Suminski; and third, Flo Ragsdale. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Korean War Veterans Association of Mohave County: Join the KWVA of Mohave County for dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. March 2 at the VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave. Our menu will be meat and meatless lasagna, tossed green salad, garlic/cheese bread and a dessert for a $7 donation per person and it is open to the public. While dining, you can enjoy the music, as there is a little something for everyone. Don't let the roadblock scare you away. We are looking forward to seeing you. Call 757-7728 if you need further information.
Kingman Women Making History: Not one, but two $500 scholarship awards were given this year to MCC2NAU women students by the Kingman Women Making History committee, thanks to funds generated by opportunity drawings for handmade Karin Goudy quilts! Davine Apuzzo is a second-semester nursing student at Mohave Community College. She has two semesters remaining until she achieves her degree in nursing. She plans to continue her education at Northern Arizona University with aspirations of eventually becoming an osteopathic doctor. Brandi Allman is a two-time winner. She is in her final semester of the dental hygiene program at MCC and will graduate with an associate of applied science degree in May of this year. She plans to continue her education to receive a bachelor's degree in health science, work in the Mohave County area as a dental hygienist and join in community projects and groups to promote better oral health knowledge.
Mohave County Democratic Party: Mohave County Democrats joined delegates from around the state at the Arizona Democratic Party's biennial reorganizational meeting in Mesa on Jan. 26. Headed by Mohave County Chair Joe Longoria, Mohave County Democrats came from Lake Havasu, Kingman, and both Dolan and Peach Springs for the quarterly meeting, which selected the party leadership for the next election cycle. State party chair Bill Roe and state treasurer Rick McGuire were re-elected. In the day's most closely watched race, Alexis Tameron, former Harry Mitchell chief of staff and Richard Carmona campaign manager, surprised many by ousting long-time First Vice Chair Harriet Young. Maricopa organizer Jane McNamara upset Secretary Sharon Thomas' re-election bid. Pinal County's Emily Verdugo, Phoenix's Lauren Kuby and Tucson's Barb Tellman earned spots in a hard-fought, five-way race for the female vice chair slots. Tucson's Phil Lopes, Mesa's Roman Ulman and Tucson's Matt Kopec also battled it out in a five-way race. Former state party Executive Director Luis Heredia was elected to be one of Arizona's representatives on Democratic National Committee. Senior vice chair Jim Walsh, Educational Coordinator Dr. Janie Hydrick and Affirmative Action Moderator CJ Carenza were also elected in uncontested races. In a brief county chairs meeting, Coconino's Doug Ballard was selected to be the chair of chairs. Beth Weisser, who was recently re-elected as Mohave County first vice chair, was appointed to work with Carenza on the Affirmative Action Committee to develop Mohave County and rural Arizona membership in the statewide party. Mikel Weisser was elected to a vice chair position in the state party's progressive caucus. Lake Havasu's Joan McDermott and Michael Phelan volunteered in credentialing, and Peach Springs' Wanda Quasula and Margaret Vaughn attended the Native American Caucus. Longoria, past Lake Havasu party chair Dave Tunnell, past Kingman party chair Mary McLaughlin, former country chair Patrick Gonzales and Dolan Springs' Perry Wickerd rounded out the delegation. For more information on the Arizona Democratic Party visit the website at http://azdem.org. For Democratic activities in your area, contact Longoria at 620 E. Beale St., Suite 4, Kingman, AZ 86401. The phone number is (928) 753-0006, and the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mohave Sportsman Club: Antelope Eaters XXIV will be held March 2-3 in Seligman. Send registration via email to: email@example.com. More information is available at www.mohavesportsmanclub.com. Raffle tickets are $5 or five for $20. For more information call (928) 757-0769.
VFW Post 10386: From 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, the Men's Auxiliary dinner will consist of pepper steak with rice, carrots, salad, rolls and vanilla pudding for dessert, and will cost $7. There will be karaoke starting at 6:30 p.m. The Post will be having a craft fair from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Call (928) 757-9191 to rent a table for $10. All rental fees will be donated to the Walk-in Cooler Fund. Today we will have tacos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tacos are served on the first and third Thursdays of the month. We are located at 3036 John L Ave. Due to the construction you need to turn onto Melody to get to John L Avenue.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter 975: The VVA, Mohave County Chapter 975, will be having their next meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 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 Feb. 13 were: first place, Fay Pope; second place, Nelson Gaska; and third place, Shirley McQuinn.
Yoga Group: A small yoga group meets at St. John's Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave. in Kingman, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It only costs a donation. The donations are given to needy causes, mostly to benefit people and animals in the Kingman area. In the last several months, donations have been made to St. John's Methodist Church, the High School Robotics Team, Last Chance Sanctuary for Animals, Hualapai School, ARC, Carl Mecom Fund To Help With Funeral Expenses, Medicine Dog Arena, HALT, Coats for Kids, Hurricane Sandy Victims, the Adopt A Troop Program, Toys of Tots, St. John's Mosquito Netting Project To Help Prevent Malaria, Cornerstone Giving Tree, a Chili's Benefit for Baby Aurelia Grant, and the Boys and Girls Club. Thank you to Kmart for the donation of three lovely warm winter coats to match our Coats for Kids donation. Bring a yoga mat, water and a donation. The yoga consists of stretching at a moderate pace and modifications can be used for beginners. Contact St. John's at (928) 692-8828 for more information.