American Legion Post 14: Breakfast on Saturday for members and guests will be from 8 to 10 a.m. A donation of $6 per person is requested. If you are not a member in good standing of the post, auxiliary, SAL or ALR, this is also an opportunity to renew your membership. A dinner in honor of Arizona Sons of The American Legion Detachment Commander Bob Hath will be held at 5 p.m. May 24. Members and guests are invited to arrive early, socialize and meet Commander Bob, and enjoy a great dinner. Call the post at (928) 753-3555 for more details. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in old town Kingman.
Belles of St. Mary's: Dear readers, there is an event being planned for May 31, a Saturday. St. Vincent de Paul is sponsoring a one-day fundraiser for the benefit of one of our beloved Belles. We are proposing a Bring and Buy Sale that weekend with 100 percent of the sales going to the benefit fund. We will have extended hours (9 a.m.-3 p.m.), music, popcorn, a bake sale and 50 percent off the entire inventory! With you bringing in fresh merchandise that very same day, there should be a buying frenzy. That's what we need. Watch the church bulletin for specifics. Tuesday past marked the 97th anniversary of apparition of our Lady to the three children of Fatima. This writer is in awe and marvels at the fact that this happened in her father's lifetime. Be aware as well that we have all been blessed to live on this Earth during the lifetime of our recently canonized popes - Saint Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. Spotlighting our own opportunities to step up and be counted as God's people, the recent confirmation sacrament was conferred on 19 of our church family members. Combine that news with the nine young men who accepted the invitation to join Associate Bishop Navares and learn more about perhaps joining the priesthood - my heart fills with pride. The Belles wrapped up the 2014 calendar year on Tuesday with a potluck. Recalling antics of prior potlucks, we will have a great report for next week. Promise.
Brunch Bunch Motorcycle Riders: The schedule for the month of May is as follows: Wednesday is the ride to the Original Pancake House in Primm, Nev., and May 28 is the Williams Ride to Pine Country Café. We will also be having other rides on Sunday and May 25. Every Sunday we have an impromptu ride; we leave Kingman at 8:30 a.m. All rides leave from the I-40 Exit 48 Chevron, 777 W. Beale St. Everyone is welcome to ride with us. (928) 530-2555.
Friends of the Kingman Library: The Friends of the Kingman Library is sponsoring a book sale in Kingman to benefit the Kingman Library, 3269 Burbank St., starting today from 6-8 p.m. It's the preview sale for members only, but people can join on the spot. The sale continues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. We have a huge selection of new and used hardbacks and paperback books, which includes fiction, non-fiction reference, children's books, young adult, adult large print and audios and videos. We will be having our board meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday. There will also be some baskets to raffle off.
Kingman Computer Users Group: We invite you to join us from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. There will be a presentation by Art Fuller on smart phones. For more details, see our website: www.kingmanazcug.com. The annual dues are $12 per person; you may pay at our meeting. As a member of KACUG you will be entitled to attend all meetings, run for office and participate in the voting on all major policies and officer elections, subject to the KACUG bylaws. You do not have to own a computer to be a member. For further information, please contact President Gloria Richhart at (928) 377-6726.
Kingman Aglow: Kingman Aglow will meet from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn Express, 3031 Andy Devine Ave. This month our meeting is entitled "Releasing the Fire." Pastor Kay Zimmerman is an anointed minister of God, known in Lake Havasu City as the "Fire Lady" because everywhere she goes, she stirs up the fire of God! Perhaps there will be a divine appointment for you. There will be light refreshments. The cost is $6. For more information and to RSVP, call (928) 380-4471. We also are doing a Bible study called "Becoming a Prayer Warrior" by Elizabeth Alves. It is Mondays from 3:30-6 p.m. at 3730 N. Harvard St.
Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: Special Events: Kingman Elks Lodge Veterans' Committee is hosting a Santa Marie Style Tri-Tip Dinner from 6:30-7 p.m. May 23. The public is invited with reservations prior to Sunday. No host cocktails 5:30-6:30 p.m.; menu will be choice of beef tri-tip or grilled half chicken, salad and salsa bar, petite whole green beans sautéed with sliced almonds and garlic butter, pinquito beans and garlic bread. The cost is $15 per person.
Kingman Kut-Ups Square Dance Club: The Kingman Kut-Ups' next dance will be DARK on May 25; Dance Time: 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Senior Nutrition Center, 1776 Airway Ave., Kingman. The caller will be announced. For information, contact Jean at (928) 565-3058.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on May 10 were: first, Bob Bennett; second, Joann Brown; and third, Flo Ragsdale. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Kingman Republican Men's Club (KRM): Monday's meeting of the KRM will feature Utah State Sen. Ken Ivory. Ivory is also president of the American Lands Council and has recently been appearing on Fox News and other TV stations on the issue of federal ownership of much of the land west of the Rockies. He will also discuss the Cliven Bundy situation in Nevada and the BLM. This meeting is open to the public and will take place at the Dambar Steakhouse, 1960 E. Andy Devine Avenue. Men, women and any guests are welcome, and the meeting costs $3, with lunch optional and on your own. No reservations are necessary. Club officers will be on hand to sign up new members, and we also have a book exchange - if you have any books you'd like to donate, please bring them, as we donate those that aren't picked to the local correctional institute libraries. For further information, call (928) 530-3637 or e-mail email@example.com.
TOPS AZ 0287 Kingman Take Off Pounds and Keep Off Pounds Sensibly: Our group met May 9. Picture slides were shown by Ruth Cisney taken at the state recognition held in Tucson on May 1-3. Venita Barnes, Keeper of The KOPS, presented Tom Rule with his gold vest for achieving KOPS status. Venita announced we now have 28 KOPS all achieving their goal weight. TOPS Ballerina was achieved by Sharon Saltarelli, who also received recognition for losing 70 pounds to date. TOPS Prince Tom Rule. KOPS Ballerina Susan Crews. KOPS Prince Danny Velderrain. Ten Non Consecutive Losses went to Eleanor Velderrain and Susan Crews. Six Weeks Consecutive Losses was given to Arno Gates. Turning in 13 gold KOPS pins went to Mary Ann Chwaszczeswski. Achieving a 50-Pound Loss Award was awarded to Tom Rule. KOPS at or below goal and no absences for six months went to Robert Burns, Dee Hudson and Joan Jordan. Turning in 13 weeks of Calorie Charting went to Darlene Sweet. Five first-place felt shoes for walking to Sharon Saltarelli. Best Losses in All Divisions was awarded to Lyn Floyd, Donna Mumford, B.J. Ridgeway, Connie Rule, Tom Rule, Sharon Saltarelli and Marj Snell. Perfect Attendance beads were presented to 37 members for April. Gold beads were presented to 18 KOPS for being at or below goal for April. Total weight loss by TOPS members as of April is 142.6 pounds. Darlene Sweet presented Walking and Exercising awards to TOPS and KOPS members Venita Barnes, Kathleen Duncan, Viola Emans and Darlene Sweet. Our chapter meets each Friday morning in the social hall at the First Methodist Church on Kino Avenue. Weigh-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 9 a.m. The meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. and close at 10:30. Visitors and new members are welcome. For information, call (928) 377-8795 or (808) 923-8677 or visit at www.Tops.org.
VFW Post 10386: The commander of Post 10386 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars invites all the veterans who are not members already to a free barbecue from 1-4 p.m. on May 25 at the post. If you are interested, bring your DD214 form and your family to the post. Please call the post and make it known that you plan to attend. We are located at 3036 John L Ave. For more information, call (928) 757-9191 or call Victor Nicholson at (928) 377-7429.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter 975: The VVA Mohave County Chapter 975 will be having its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. May 22. This month's meeting will be in Lake Havasu City at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 186 London Bridge Ave. For additional information, call (928) 377-1101.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on April 23 were: first place, Barbara Gracin; second place, Shirley Costain; and third place, Barry Pope. The winners on April 30 were: first place, Kathy Townsend; second place, Barry Pope; and third place, Lorna Gabby. The winners on May 7 were: first place, Barry Pope; second place, Barbara Gracin; and third place, Lorna Gabby.
Whistle Stop Railroad Club: The club held an open house at the Kingman Railroad Museum on May 10 to celebrate National Train Day. Many toured the museum's artifacts, memorabilia, historic displays and three operating model railroads. The club extends its thanks to Route 66 Ice Cream and Sweets for providing our guests with discount coupons for ice cream. The club's next meeting is on Saturday. The Whistle Stop Railroad Club operates the Kingman Railroad Museum for the purpose of preserving railroad history. We meet at the museum at 9 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month. The museum is located in the restored Santa Fe Depot, 402 Andy Devine Avenue. For more information, call the museum at (928) 718-1440, go to www.whistlestoprailroadclub.org or see us on Facebook.