American Legion Post 14: The elected officers for Legion year 2013-2014 are Commander Dennis Kuneff, 1st Vice Commander Robert Ellis, 2nd Vice Commander Rick Pederson, Finance Officer Steve Seney, One-year Trustee Al Cierzan, Two-year Trustee Rick Van Horn and Three-year Trustee Ernie Faris. An installation of officers will be held at our general membership meeting on June 13. All Legion family members should come and meet the Post leadership. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in old town Kingman. Contact us at (928) 753-3555.
Belles of St. Mary's: The AB has come and the AB has gone (auxiliary bishop) and the Belles were all a-twitter! The Confirmation and First Holy Eucharist celebration was all it was supposed to be and more! The span of soldiers stepping up to accept the mantle of devotion and service to the Lord ranged from wide-eyed golden to devout young adults. Our auxiliary bishop led us all through the holy ceremony with the perfect mix of reverence and a bit of merriment. Then across the street we proceeded for the fabulous array of sweet treats provided by our Catholic families. We are very good at that! We wish to applaud the following Belles for their attention to the details of serving: Pat, Marietta, Chris, Linda, Karen, Tera, Nancy, Jeannie and Norma. If we missed a name, not to worry - our God knows. Does it not seem most significant that after this holy event, the two following weekends are commemorations of momentous celebrations in our church? The Ascension of our Lord, and this Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost - the birthday of Christ's church on Earth! And as always, we once again gather to feast: this Saturday, after the 5 p.m. Mass, we have our monthly meet and greet. We will be treated to a spectacular cookout of hotdogs and/or hamburgers - we will all be introduced one-on-one to our own St. Mary's softball team (wearing their colors - no cleats, though). See ya there!
DMS Events: The Gymkhana Awards event will begin with a potluck at noon this Sunday at Recreation Area 3, Hualapai Mountain Park. For more information, call (928) 692-0199.
Democratic Women's Club of Kingman: The club met on May 8 at Calico's Restaurant. Carol Decker-Noli was elected president; Mert Glancy, vice president; Joan Johns, treasurer; and LeDeana Baker, secretary. The installation of new officers will take place at our next meeting on June 12. Women who are Democrats and friends are welcome to join us every second Wednesday of the month at Calico's. Social time is at 11:30 a.m. and we begin our meeting at noon. We frequently have interesting speakers, and at other times there will be lively discussions and other points of interest pertaining to our political party. Our dues are $12 for the year. Come join us and meet new friends. For more information, call our Democratic headquarters at (928) 753-0006. A Flag Day celebration is going to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. June 14 at Metcalfe Park, 315 W. Beale at Grandview. There will be door prizes and small flags will be given to attendees. Cool beverages will be provided. Join us to honor our Grand Old Flag. All are welcome.
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on May 10 were: first place, Virginia Mead and Gretchen Carpenter; second place, Karla Kay and Lynn Stiegler; third place, Julia Caughlin and Steve Hite; and fourth place, Wolfgang Vorbau and Dan Lordahl. Our games are open to all bridge players. If you would like to play, please call Lorraine at 757-3397.
Friends of the Kingman Library: The Friends of the Kingman Library are sponsoring a huge book sale to benefit the Kingman Library at 3269 Burbank St. Hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today (which is our preview sale for members only, but you can join the Friends on the spot, and the outside sale is open to the public); from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday. Available is a huge selection of new and used hardback books and paperbacks including fiction, non-fiction, reference, children's, young adults and adult large print, plus audio materials 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 join us and support your local library.
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. Please be sure your battery is fully charged if you plan to use your laptop at this meeting. This month, there will be a presentation about Facebook by Teri Grey. 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. To view this month's agenda or any past month's agenda, please click on our website, www.kingmanazcug.com and choose "agenda." We have been an active computer users group in Kingman for over 19 years. If you have just purchased a computer or are contemplating your first computer, you are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact president Gloria Richhart at (928) 377-6726.
Kingman Kut-Ups Square Dance Club: The club's next event is the Ice Cream Social on June 1 with caller Mike Wilder. Note there will be no dance May 25. Dancing is from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Nutrition Center, 1776 Airway Ave. For more information, call (928) 565-3058.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on May 11 were: first, Paul George; second, Pat Doty; and third, Keith Walker. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Kingman Republican Men's Club: Kingman Republican Men's Club will hold its next meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday. This meeting will be held at the Dambar Steakhouse, 1950 E. Andy Devine Avenue (across from the post office). Our last meeting at the Dambar was a rousing success, as attendance was energized by the move, and by the cutting of the entrance fee from $13 to $3, as will be the case for this meeting. Both this meeting and our June meeting will deal with the very hot topic of the Common Core, which deals with the educational curriculum. Despite its innocent-sounding name, this is an extremely controversial topic, and we will deal with it by presenting both sides. May will feature a presentation by Cassandra Mooneyham of Lake Havasu City, an opponent of Common Core. Mrs. Mooneyham has studied Common Core extensively and is a real expert on the subject. Our club has invested in a projector and screen, and so we can have some visuals as well. This event is also open to the public. Lunch is at your discretion - you may order off the regular Dambar menu. For more information, call (928) 530-3637 or email email@example.com.
Kingman Social Club: On Tuesday, the KSC will hold its "No Host" luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Dora's Beale Street Deli at 509 E. Beale St. The speaker will be Tom Price, Esq. He will be there for information only on how seniors can protect themselves from losing control of their estates. The Dine Out will be May 27 at Lombardo's, 710 Eastern Ave. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Reservations for Dine Out will be taken at the meeting by Vi Butler or contact Vi at (928) 377-3384. The KSC is an organization open to all of Kingman and surrounding areas. We do various fundraisers during the year and donate the money to different organizations that help the less fortunate. For more information about Kingman Social Club and its activities, contact John Boersma at (928) 692-7553.
Mohave Artists and Craftsmen Guild: MACG is inviting the public for a photo shoot on Saturday. It has been set up by Bob Needham. If you are interested in attending, contact Bob at (928) 757-9094 to reserve a place since space is limited. Transportation to the sites will be provided. No other cars are allowed. All three sites will be near Kingman and the shoots will be around four hours total. They will consist of one glamour shot and two casual. The cost is $20 for non-members and $15 for members. Please bring the following: camera and tripod, extra camera batteries, sunscreen, hat, water and notebook.
Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation: Volunteers who love animals are needed to help with daily care at RUFFFHouse Sanctuary in Golden Valley. Duties can include watering, feeding, cleaning, grooming and socializing with dogs and cats, pigs and goats! If you have even two hours a week to spare and love to work with animals and don't mind getting a little dirty, please call (928) 565-BARK (2275). The RUFFF-ians really will appreciate your help!
TOPS AZ 0287 Kingman: Take Off and Keep Off Pounds Sensibly met May 10. The business session included discussion regarding State Recognition Days and T-shirts selected for our chapter. Venita Barnes presented Spotlight on KOPS, awarding one-year numerals and certificates to Barbara Cole and B.J. Ridgeway. Monthly birthdays were celebrated. Following the business session, the meeting was turned over to awards chairpersons Laura Hignite and Marj Snell for presentations of the April awards. KOPS Ballerina: Mary Ann Chwaszceski; TOPS Ballerina: Connie Rule. New Members Recognition: Tom Leal represented by Dora Wolf, and Mi Mi (Michelle) Bonney represented by Rae Bonney. Ten Non-Consecutive weeks of losses: Ruth Cisney, Carroll Kite and Donna Mumford; Ten Turtles for same weight: Donna Mumford; 13 Gold KOPS Pins to Pat Gnodle, Rachel Thalrose, and Dora Wolf; 6 month walking and exercising also five first-place walking shoes: Venita Barnes; Halfway to goal charm: April Senediak; Best TOPS Losers for the month: Rita Benoff, Rae Bonney, Susan Crews, Nola Long and Connie Rule; KOPS at or below goal gold beads: 17 members; Perfect Attendance beads: 29 members; Walking and Exercising Awards: TOPS: Naomi Giles and Darlene Sweet; KOPS: Patsy Brocnik and Venita Barnes. Our chapter meets each Friday morning at St. John's Methodist Church in the social hall on Kino Street. Weigh-in begins at 7:30, ending at 9. The meeting begins at 9:30, closing at 10:30 a.m. Visitors and new members are welcome. For more information, phone Ruth Cisney at (928) 377-8795 or (800) 932-8677, or go to our website, www.tops.org.
VFW Post 10386: This Saturday's dinner is hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary. The menu is barbecued pork ribs, baked beans, potato salad, rolls and dessert for a donation of $7, served from 5 to 6 p.m. Today, tacos will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be until September. On Monday at 6 p.m., the installation of officers will be held. On Saturday, the Ladies Auxiliary meeting is at 10 a.m. The Post will be having its Annual Poppy Drive at various locations around town on May 24 and May 25. The Ladies Auxiliary will be having a Craft Fair and Bake Sale from noon to 4 p.m. June 9. We are located at 3036 John L Ave. For more information, call (928) 757-9191.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter 975: We had our raffle of our 1965 Chevrolet pickup on May 4. It was raffled off at the Family Fun Day at the Mohave County Fairgrounds. The winning ticket was drawn by Kingman Mayor John Salem. The winner was Betty Lepper of International Falls, Minn. After thinking about coming the distance from her home to Kingman, she decided to donate it back to our chapter in return for a tax deduction in next year's taxes. Our chapter plans to do some work on the truck and then sell more raffle tickets starting this summer. The drawing for the next raffle will be in May 2014. The VVA, Mohave County Chapter 975, will be meeting at 6 p.m. on May 23 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 186 London Bridge Ave., Lake Havasu City.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on May 8 were: first place, Shirley McQuinn; second place, Barry Pope; and third place, Carolyn Johnston.