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Kingman Organization News: Aug. 1, 2013

American Legion Post 14: Everyone is invited to Mother Road Harley Davidson on Aug. 10 for their monthly barbecue. Post 14 Legionnaires will be showing off their burger-flippin' skills for two hours, starting at 11 a.m. Our adjutant is thrilled with all the membership renewals so far; let's keep her busy with more early renewals. If you are a Post 14 member in good standing for 2013 and want to renew on-line, go to and click on "Renew" in the line of links across the top of the page. If you are a member of Arizona Post 100, or another post, and would like to transfer to us, come to Post 14 on the corner of Third and Oak to start the transfer paperwork. Call (928) 753-3555 with any Legion-related questions.

Belles of St. Mary's: Another Belle, Donna, has taken to the literary trail! Here you have a wonderful sampling of her prose regarding the heart-warming hospitality extended by our parish: "At approximately 5 p.m. on July 22, a busload of 39 teens and adults from Michigan pulled up to the door of St. Mary's. There to greet them were 15 of St. Mary's teens enthusiastically waving a large 'Welcome' banner. About 10 to 12 St. Mary's adults were waving their arms and clapping to also welcome the weary pilgrims. Excitement was bursting forth all over as their bags were carried into the parish center and new friendships began. The Belles of St. Mary's prepared an awesome southwestern feast with a taco bar, nachos, burritos, homemade salsa, rice and beans and a tasty dessert. The group was overwhelmed! After dinner, we had Mass together. The beautiful resounding voices filled the church as the responses were joyfully sung. Following Mass, we broke into groups and ventured on some activities - a trip to Locomotive Park, to the gift shop, playing board games and wrapping the evening up with Adoration. Oh, what a wonderful night it was! My thanks to all who made this evening so special: Our participating teens: Alex, Zachary, Alexander, Vanessa, Nasha, Maria, Anna, Stacie, Michael, Sean, James, Nadia, Lizette, Serena and Claudio; our Belles who cooked for days, put together gifts, and spent the evening with us, so that all had anything they needed: Norma, Chris, Charlene, Karen, Tera, Mary Pat, Rosalie, Rosie and Marietta; to Sara for making the banner, and to all who signed it. The group loved it so much - they asked to take it with them; to Ron and Betty Sliva, who made "southwestern" rosaries for our guests - they loved them! Again, my heartfelt thanks to all of you." This busload of exuberant Catholics was bid farewell at 6 a.m. the following morning. God speed and keep you safe and holy, as He is holy.

Fraternal Order of Police Associate Lodge: FOPA is a civilian affiliate of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). We are comprised of civilian law enforcement employees, friends and families of law enforcement officers, responsible and respected business persons, professional men and women, and citizens from all walks of life, people willing to devote a portion of their time and effort toward assisting the various law enforcement agencies of our communities, county and state. We urge all supporters of law enforcement to join our ranks today. It is time for the silent majority to be heard and recognized. Contact us and ask for more information about the FOPA. Coordination: The FOPA has many programs to keep you involved. We are proud to support many deserving programs. Communications: FOPA members have accomplished a great deal. Members are kept up-to-date on pending legislation. Attend local meetings. Cooperation: Even if you can't be personally involved all the time, just being a member is important to show our support of the law and our law enforcement professionals. For information, call (928) 699-7412.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on July 26 were: first place, Karla Kay and Bert Leenhouts; second place, Julia Caughlin and Steve Hite; and third place, Gladys Smith and Coie O'Malley.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on July 27 were: first, Pat Knudson; second, Charlene Graves; and third, Warren Knudson. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Mohave Community Choir: The choir will hold open auditions at 6 p.m. tonight at the LDS Church, 3180 Rutherford. All who like to sing, ages 16 and up, are welcome to attend. The choir is looking for men and women to fill all parts: soprano, alto, tenor and bass in preparation for their fall concert. The choir will be singing a variety of musical favorites. Come and join us. For questions, contact Roger Johnson at (928) 757-5567.

Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation: RUFFF is holding the Second Annual "Fun-raising" Golf Tournament on Saturday to benefit homeless and discarded companion animals of the Tri-State area. Check-in begins at 7 a.m.; golf begins at 7:30 sharp! To sign up, call (928) 753-6593 or visit Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course, 1001 Gates Ave. Entry fee is $70 per player with optional $30 buy-in. There will be special prizes, a 50/50 cash drawing, a "Rufff-le" for great prizes and lunch is included. Bring a 10-pound or larger bag of dog food and receive five free "Rufff-le" tickets!

VFW Post 10386: This week's Saturday dinner is hosted by Korean War Veterans. The cost is $7 and will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. 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.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on July 24 were: first place, Barry Pope; second place, Carolyn Johnston; and third place, Barbara Gracin.

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