American Legion Post 14: Saturday will find us at Mother Road Harley Davidson, flipping burgers and hotdogs for anyone who stops by between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.-ish. All donations for our relatively skilled labor and sparkling conversation will be appreciated. Also, don't forget that we'll be at Porky's Pit BBQ on Bond and Butler every Wednesday night in March. There will be great raffle prizes, a 50/50 drawing, music and more sparkling conversation. At our general membership meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 14, we'll have our first round of officer nominations for the 2013-14 Legion year. Consider getting involved in your Post by running for an elected office or volunteering for an appointed position. Call (928) 753-3555 for more information on these and other upcoming events. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in downtown Kingman.
Belles of St. Mary's: We are now 23 days into our Lenten journey - have we been true to our commitment to this season of abstinence (total), prayer (additional) and alms giving (extra)? This Belle is struggling but determined, and I believe all of God's Belles are as dedicated. Along that line of thought, we Belles are called to gather at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The newly appointed nominating committee has done a splenderforously fantastic job of contacting and persuading new nominees for our April election, installation in May. Already the Belles are at the drawing board making plans for the annual church picnic set for Aug. 3, a Saturday. We will once again take over the Recreation 1 area in the majestic Hualapai Mountains. The February party theme was brought to life by co-hostesses Angie V. and Pat M. - and of course it was perfection itself! It was the day before Ash Wednesday; need we say more? This month will feature Rosalie H. and Rose G. as our hostesses in charge. OK - back to "borrow mode": Monday is wash day - Lord, help me wash away all my selfishness and vanity, so I may serve You with perfect humility through the week ahead. Let us all rededicate ourselves to prepare for the Paschal Feast of the Lord.
DMS Events: The next Gymkhana event will begin with sign-ups at 9 a.m. and run at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Graywood Stables, 2576 E. Calle Chavez (Mile Marker 14, N. Stockton Hill Road). For more information, call (928) 692-0199.
Friends of the Kingman Library: The Friends of the Kingman Library together with our local IHOP Restaurant, 3600 Stockton Hill Road, are sponsoring a fundraiser to raise money to support many programs at the Kingman Library. From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and Friday, IHOP is having a "Give Back Day" and IHOP will donate 15 percent of all sales to the Friends of the Kingman Library when you present the coupon. Coupons will be available at the circulation desk at the Kingman Library and also at the book sale today and Friday. Also, the Friends, together with our local Chili's Restaurant, 3840 N. Stockton Hill Road, are sponsoring a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday. Chili's will donate 10 percent of all sales to the Friends when you present a coupon, also available at the circulation desk and at the book sale, which runs through Saturday. Please support Chili's and your local library at the same time!
Golden Shores Volunteer Fire Department: The 34th Annual Barbecue will be held Saturday. Donations are being sought for the fundraising auction, so start your spring cleaning now. Bring items to the fire station at 12950 Oatman Road (Highway 66) in Golden Shores. Please, no large appliances or furniture. The day's activities include: horseshoe pitching, an auction, a barbecue, a raffle, door prizes and dancing. For more information, call (928) 768-4546.
Kingman Arizona Computer Users Group: KACUG invites you to join their 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 learn by doing, 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. This month, Gail Jones will present: How to transfer your old VHS tapes to a DVD format. For more details, see our website: www.kingmanazcug.com. Annual dues are $12 per person; you may pay at the meeting. You do not have to own a computer to be a member. Everyone with an interest in computers is welcome, experience not necessary. The totally 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 go to our website and select "Agenda." Save this URL to your favorites for future access. For more information, contact president Gloria Richhart at (928) 377-6726.
Kingman Kut-Ups Square Dance Club: The club's next event is the Leprechaun Leap 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 March 2 were: first, Bob Bennett; second, Maryann Slupczynski; and third, Ken Lasky and Flo Ragsdale. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Laureate Beta Epsilon: Laureate Beta Epsilon had a busy and fun-filled February. The first meeting of the month was held at the home of Corliss Foley, chapter president. Corliss led the business meeting with reports about Beta Sigma Phi's annual Founder's Day dinner and the plans being made. The members also passed out gifts for their secret sisters for Valentine's Day. Many fun and interesting gifts were exchanged along with good food made by Corliss, and Valentine games were played. Ellen Gustafson won both games. The chapter members and their spouses enjoyed a very nice dinner at the home of Tom and Ellen Gustafson. At the dinner, the chapter crowned their Valentine Queen and Envoy King. The honor this year went to Chris Fink, queen, and Bruce Fink, king. Congratulations to Chris and Bruce for the next year of much fun and happiness within the chapter. Guests at the dinner were Gaven Morrison (parents are Erica and Chad Morrison) and Paula Freeman. The second meeting of the chapter was held at the home of Rosie Freeman. The meeting was led by Foley with the continuation of plans for the BSP annual dinner. Members participated in a decision regarding dinner menus, table decorations and door prizes. After the business meeting was complete, a Ritual of Jewels ceremony was held for pledge Barbara Bernard in the progression in BSP. A second ritual was held that evening for the progression of Elyse Siokos to the level of Laureate. Congratulations to both ladies; we enjoy your friendship and company. Good food was served by Rosie Freeman; our guest was Paula Freeman, and we welcomed home Delores Schultz after a lengthy hospitalization.
Mohave County Genealogical Society: Our next meeting will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Mohave Museum Library. We look forward to the report from our library committee on the books they have chosen for our growing library. It is housed in the northeast corner of the museum library and is open during museum library hours to anyone interested. We hope to eventually have resources available for each State. Our program this month will be offered by Bette Shirkey. She will present a story she has discovered in her Virginia and West Virginia research. We invite anyone interested in family research to join us.
Mohave Republican Forum: You are invited to the meeting Wednesday at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. A buffet dinner begins at 5 p.m. and the program begins at 5:45. The gathering is open to the public; admission is $13 per person and includes the dinner. The speaker will be Gov. Jan Brewer and as time allows she will be answering questions. Reservations are requested. Call Rita at (928) 692-4771 or Kathie at (928) 718-0891.
Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation: RUFFF is in need of volunteers to help with the daily care and cleaning at our sanctuary in Golden Valley. Duties include cleaning and bleaching water buckets; cleaning the dog runs, cat houses and pig pens; and feeding and grooming the animals. If you have even three hours to spare each week and would like to help, please call (928) 565-2275.
VFW Post 10386: This Saturday, the dinner is hosted by Ladies Auxiliary members. The menu is shepherd's pie, salad, broccoli, rolls and dessert from 5 to 6 p.m. for $7. Post nominations for new officers take place at our next Post meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Today, it's tacos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We now have game night on the first and third Mondays of each month starting at 6 p.m. We also have Wii bowling on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (928) 757-9191. Due to construction on Bank Street, you need to turn on Melody Street to get to John L. Avenue to get to the Post.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Feb. 27 were: first place, Barbara Brown; second place, Lorna Gabby; and third place, Sylvia Goryl.