American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14: The Unit was well-represented at the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Arizona's annual convention held in Carefree, Ariz., June 20-23. Attending were District 7 President and Unit 14 member Carol Bahr, Unit President Mary Ellis, and members Dana Brock and Rebecca Faris. Attending on the Legion side was dual member Ann Seney. The Unit was the winner of three awards: the Crisler Prayer Book Plaque, Cece Curtis, chaplain; the Cora Grigg Past Presidents Parley Plaque, Dana Brock, chairman; and the Kitchen Publicity Plaque, Ann Seney and Rebecca Faris, co-chairmen. Also received were runner-up awards for the Rasmussen District History Plaque, Mary Ellis, District 7 historian; and the Helen Blakeslee Memorial Plaque for units with 150 members and under, Rebecca Faris, unit history author.
Belles of St. Mary's: Thirty-six kids and 12 teen counselors all herded by seven adults! That was the scene last week as the Catholic Vacation Bible School radiated through the Parish Center. The theme was focused on the Seven Sacraments: Baptism, Holy Eucharist, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony and Holy Orders. These sacraments were brought to life by St. John the Baptist, St. Martin de Porres, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, St. Padre Pio, St. Gianna Beretta Molla and St. John Vianney, all beautifully portrayed by our own Catholic "youttes"! All this was brought to fruition by "one-who-must-not-be-named" but her initials are MPT! Kudos to you and your team! Next up, we Belles will be most active as serving hostesses for a youth pilgrimage. St. Brigid Parish, coming from Michigan on July 22, will be welcomed to our parish as overnight guests. Thirty-nine teens, 11 adults and two priests are shepherding this tour of America as their equivalent of World Youth Day. The opportunity to meet and mingle with our youngsters is anticipated as a wonderful introduction to life's unexpected windfalls. Saturday will be the celebration to honor Saints Peter and Paul, pillars of our church, and then we have the Fourth of July - the official Declaration of Independence, aka birthday of our United States. Remember, please, to doff our hats, clasp your hands in thanksgiving to our God almighty who made this all happen, and blesses us still.
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on June 21 were: first place, Lorraine Leenhouts and Virginia Mead; second place, Kay Klaus and Jerry Lipson; third place, Bryan Carlson and Trey Gordon; and fourth place, Steve Hite and Julia Caughlin.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on June 22 were: first, Tom Suminski; second, Flo Ragsdale; and third, Pat Doty. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Mohave Artists and Craftsmen Guild: MACG has cash grants available for local artists and art education groups. The emphasis is on painting, photography, textiles and sculpture/pottery. We welcome all levels and hope you can join us in promoting the visual arts in Kingman. This grant is sponsored by the Mohave Artists and Craftsmen's Guild. The deadline is July 15. Call Sheri at (928) 718-0791 or Doris at (928) 753-5059 for applications.
Mohave Republican Forum: The public is invited to the forum meeting July 10 at Golden Corral, 3580 Stockton Hill Road. After going through the cashier, go to the meeting room to the left. Our room should be available by 5 p.m. and the program begins at 6 or before. The gathering is open to the public; admission is $1 per person to assist with the meeting costs. The speaker will be Attorney General Tom Horne, who will provide an update and answer questions regarding recent court decisions, including the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court regarding Arizona's voter registration requirements and what that means for Arizona. He will also discuss pending matters and concluded matters that affect those living in Arizona and Mohave County. Due to seating limitations, reservations are requested. Call Rita at (928) 692-4771 or Kathie at (928) 718-0891.
Mutt Matchers and Friends: Our annual "Putt for Mutts" golf tournament will be at 8 a.m. July 6 at Cerbat Cliffs Golf course. We have a set of women's golf clubs that we'll be raffling off for $5 a ticket. Raffle tickets can be purchased at our dog rescue center at 1001 Buchanan St. or at the golf tournament. Entry fee is $25 plus green fees. Cash prizes will be given for first, second and third places. Please come and golf for our dogs! Please call us at (928) 718-4364 for more information. All proceeds go to Mutt Matchers and Friends, nonprofit organization.
Northern Arizona Youth Soccer League: Registration can be done at Walmart from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, as well as on July 13 and July 27. The cost is $50. Bring the player's state-certified birth certificate. Players must be 4 years old by July 31. For more information, leave a message for the registrar at (928) 757-7056.
Republican Women of Kingman: The RW of Kingman will hold their regular lunch meeting on July 22 instead of July 1 due to the holiday. The meeting will be at the ABC Restaurant located at 2890 E. Andy Devine Ave. The lunch costs $12 and both American and Chinese cuisine will be served at 11:30 a.m. The meeting will begin at noon. Cindy Cox, Mohave County treasurer, will be the guest speaker.
VFW Post 10386: There will be no Saturday dinner this Saturday because of the Ladies Auxiliary annual rummage sale. The sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. We will also be selling hamburgers, hotdogs and french fries. On July 13 at 1:30 p.m., we will have the 10th Annual Mohave County Veterans Parade meeting. If you would like to be on the committee, please come to the meeting. For more information and directions, call (928) 757-9191. We are located at 3036 John L Ave. Due to construction on Bank St., turn on Melody Street to John L Avenue.
Friends of the Golden Valley Library: The Friends are holding a July Fourth basket drawing at noon on Tuesday. The washtub is filled with barbecue tools, candy, toys and more. Tickets are 50 cents for one and five for $2. The Golden Valley Library is at 3417 N. Verde Road. The phone number is (928) 565-2989.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter 975: The VVA, Mohave County Chapter 975, will be meeting at 6 p.m. today at the Sunridge Village, 839 Landon Drive, Bullhead City. For additional information, call (928) 681-4709.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on June 19 were: first place, Lorna Gabby; second place, Barbara Brown; and third place, Barry Pope.