|On Saturday, the Menís Auxiliary dinner will be grilled pork chops, corn on the cob, green bean casserole, roll, salad and dessert from 5 to 6 p.m. for a donation of $7. On Sunday, the Post will have a breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. The next Mohave County Veterans Parade meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. We are currently looking for a volunteer bartender who is dependable, reliable and experienced. Call (928) 757-9191 and ask for Melyssa. We are located at 3036 John L Ave. On May 20, the installation of newly installed officers for VFW Post 10386 Menís Auxiliary and VFW Post 10386 Ladies Auxiliary took place. The Ladies Auxiliary officers are, from left: Sandy Brown, guard; Shirley Baker, trustee; Patsy Nevares, historian; Rose Harrigan, conductress; Patricia (Dallas) Emery, installing officer; Cheryl Catt, junior vice; Mary Salisbury, installing officer; Sandy Mills, president; Kathleen Pontillo, chaplain; Sherryl Niezwaag, senior vice; and Cathy Breighner, treasurer. (Courtesy)|
|The Menís Auxiliary officers are, from left: Art Richards, trustee; Ed Pontilla, trustee; Ron Ferrel, treasurer; Jimmy Saunders, president; Andy Wollman, junior vice; Mike Clark, chaplain; and Al Connell, trustee. (Courtesy)|
American Legion Post 14: On Saturday, the Sons of The American Legion (SAL) are hosting pool and dart tournaments to raise funds to help the Little League team Kingman Krush go to their national championship games. Everything starts at noon; come on down to Third and Oak to play, watch or just drop off a donation. At 11 a.m. Aug. 10, everyone is invited to Mother Road Harley Davidson where we'll be flipping burgers and hot dogs for fun and any donation you'd care to make. The Early Bird membership renewals have already started rolling in! Thank you to everyone who has already renewed for 2014. Got a question on anything Legion-related? Call the Post at (928) 753-3555 and ask. We're open noon to 6 p.m. every day.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14: At the general meeting on July 9, those present voted to have a "No Bake/No Rummage Sale" to help support the Unit's various projects for our veterans. Members should have received information about it in the mail by now. Please help support this worthy project. Committee chairmen and members are needed for 2013-2014. Even if you are unable to attend meetings, you can still help with committee work. The next executive committee meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. today. Executive Committee members are expected to attend. If you are unable to, please remember to contact President Ellis to let her know. Unit members are invited to attend the executive meetings.
Belles of St. Mary's: The Bishop came, blessed and dug. He was quite regal in his vestments, with a hard-hat instead of his miter atop his head, and deftly turned the first shovels of dirt as he set in motion the start of our worthy project - the expansion of God's temple. Our parishioners were obviously excited and followed Bishop Olmstead to our Parish Center to be feted with cake and punch ceremoniously served by our faithful Belles. To recoup history, the Catholics built a house of worship in 1906; they built a larger house of worship in 1967; and now, once again, we are bilding another, larger, house of worship to be (hopefully) completed in 2014. A magical and holy scene developed Monday afternoon in front of our center on Spring Street. Many of our young ones and our devoted Belles were standing, shouting, waving as a huge busload of youngsters from St. Brigid Parish in Michigan arrived to spend the night in Kingman. In a flurry of activity, our center was alive and overflowing with the sheer youthful energy and joy of these young pilgrims. Our banquet hall was set with our best in a southwestern theme; our guests had but to follow the delicious aromas as they wafted down the hall to the waiting tables. A short time later, a glance down the hall showed the line of luggage of our approximately 52 celebrities as they wind their way across America in their representation of World Youth Day. God bless and safeguard our young - all of them. The Belles Banquet is this weekend at Calico's after the 10 a.m. Mass. We gather together to celebrate the feast of our patron saint, the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Anne. Join us!
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on July 19 were: first place, Trey Gordon and Bert Leenhouts; second place, Wolfgang Vorbau and Dan Lordahl; and third place, Donna Blaschak and Lorraine Leenhouts.
Good Sams Club, Mohave Roaming Sams Chapter: The MRS chapter members and friends met at Calico's Restaurant for a great luncheon on July 18. There were 16 of us who gathered to share our adventures so far this summer. Members of our group have traveled far and wide and we are happy to have them home safely from their travels. We are all enjoying the prospect of monsoon rain and hope that we get some more of that wet stuff so that things won't be quite so crunchy underfoot. We talked about future outings and we will discuss our September camp out next month at our next event, the annual steak fry, which will be held at Recreation Area 3 in the Hualapais beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 20 and continuing into the late afternoon. Everyone is welcome to attend. The chapter will provide the steak for all members. Non-members will pay $4. Everyone who attends is asked to bring their own plates, eating utensils, beverage and a dish to share. We expect to play lots of games (cards, Sam-go, Bean Bag Toss, etc.) and eat lots of delicious good food. We have some of the best cooks in Mohave County. Contact Jim Burtrum at (928) 757-8072 for more information about the steak fry. If you decide to visit us, you'll be glad you did. The Mohave Roaming Sams Chapter is a part of the International Good Sam Club and is dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of the RV lifestyle. If you are interested in finding out more about our chapter and our activities, contact Ellen Kiefer at (928) 757-5504.
Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: The following is a list of events for the coming week. Thursday: Taco Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m., main lodge dining room. Bingo: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.); for information, call Boot Quintana at (928) 753-3557. Friday night dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., main lodge dining room. Tuesday: Pizza night, 5 to 7 p.m., main lodge dining room. Wednesday: Meeting night every second and fourth Wednesday; food service from 5 to 7 p.m. is provided in the club room. Lunch is served in the club room Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information on any of the above events (except bingo) call (928) 753-2547. Special events for the coming week: The Lodge needs volunteers for the "Christmas in July" dinner/dance to be held from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday for three of the Lodge's charities. The dinner will be an authentic Mexican dinner featuring chicken enchilada soup, pork tamales, chicken verde enchiladas, rice, beans, a salsa bar and dessert. The cost will be $12 per person; $2 will be deducted from the ticket price with a donation of either six canned goods, one new unwrapped toy, or clothing or other items for homeless veterans. The proceeds for the dinner will go to the local food bank, the Lodge's Annual Santa's Visit, or the Lodge's Homeless Veterans project.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on July 20 were: first, John Goryl; second, Bob Bennett; and third, Rose Lesniewski. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter 975: The VVA, Mohave County Chapter 975, will be meeting at 6 p.m. today at the VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave., Kingman. For additional information, call (928) 681-4709.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on July 17 were: first place, Rita Selk; second place, Barbara Gracin; and third place, Barry Pope.