Belles of St. Mary's: OK peoples, head for your wardrobes (aka, closets) and drag out anything red - this Sunday is Pentecost and the birthday of our church! We wear red to proclaim this great event to the whole world. Our Lord himself promised us he would send a comforter, a paraclete, and He will teach us of Him. And He does; we have to listen ... Also this weekend, we will raise the flags of celebration to honor the 40th anniversary of Fr. Matthews' ordination as a priest. Refreshments will be served after the 4 p.m. Saturday Mass and 11 a.m. Sunday Mass (two masses only), so come and raise a toast! And now it is time to say thank you to each one of you and give a tip-of-the-hat to Kingman proper. Last weekend many Belles were engaged in a massive benefit hosted by St. Vincent de Paul on behalf of one of our own. There is no doubt that "God shed his grace on thee" because everything fell together like a well-machined clock! The tireless volunteers went into high gear - the fresh baked goodies appeared on cue, tons of extra sale items were donated and you, the beautiful people of Kingman, showed up in droves to donate and buy. In a short 5.5 hours you gave more than we dared hope for (we did pray). All of us from the bottom of our hearts thank you and ask God's blessing for you and yours.
Brunch Bunch Motorcycle Riders: The schedule for the month of June is as follows: June 8 is a Surprise Ride, June 11 is the Ashfork Ride, June 11-12 is the Grand Canyon overnight ride, June 18 is the Peach Springs Ride, June 22 is the Seligman ride to Roadrunner Café, June 25 is the Bellemont Ride to Roadhouse Grill and June 29 is the Pool Party Ride. On Saturday, there is going to be a barbecue in Good Springs, Nev., and we are going. Meet at the I-40 Exit 48 Chevron at 9 a.m. Every Sunday we have an impromptu ride; we leave out of Kingman at 8:30 a.m. All rides leave from the I-40 Exit 48 Chevron, 777 W. Beale St. at 8:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to ride with us. No membership needed, just come ride (928) 530-2555.
Democratic Women's Club of Kingman: Democratic Women's Club will meet on Wednesday at Calico's Restaurant. Social time is at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at noon. This month we will install our newly elected officers, Marty Luna-Wolfe as vice president; Donna Kennedy, treasurer;Theresa Evans, secretary; and Carol will keep her current position as president. Mert Glancy, who is our current vice president and who has served as president for six years prior, will do the installation ceremony. We have lots to discuss and plan for our Annual Flag Day Event. This year we will celebrate the brand new flagpole and flag that our club helped to get erected with the help of the Kingman community. The County Democratic Picnic will be held later that day and we will have tickets for sale at $15 per person. This year we will have Felicia Rotalini, candidate for attorney general as our guest speaker along with other candidates expected to be among the many participating at this event. We will take the final vote on the bylaws. Marty Luna-Wolfe did an exceptional job revising our old bylaws. Congratulations go out to Marty who was elected chair of the District 1 Democrats in May. This will be our last meeting until we resume meetings on Sept. 8. Have a wonderful summer! Everyone is welcome to come to our meetings, but only Democratic women can join our club. For more information regarding the Democratic Women's Club or the Democratic Party Annual Picnic, you can call Democratic Headquarters at 753-0006.
Democratic District One: The Democratic District 1 meeting will be held Monday at the Kingman library. The meeting time has been changed to 6:30 p.m., with social at 6 p.m. The agenda will be discussions on how to become active in county and local events, how more residents, both county and local, can become more involved in political and social issues regardless of their partisan or non-partisan affiliation. Everyone interested is invited to attend and we welcome you to our meeting.
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on May 30 were: a tie for first and second, Bryan Carlson and Donna Blaschak and Mary Clegg and Bert Leenhouts; third place, Jerry Lipson and Doug Heard; and fourth place, Shirley Lantz and Sandy Miles.
Friends of the Kingman Library: We will be having our board meeting at 11 a.m. June 17. Come join us and support your local library.
Kingman's Biggest Loser Challenge: Our newest challenge will start on June 14 and continue until July 27. Lose the most percentage of weight and you win the cash! There is a required $55 challenge entry fee. This is a six-week fitness challenge program. If you are at least 30 pounds overweight and are ready for the commitment and dedication that it will take to lose the weight and keep it off for good, then this challenge is for you! Meet weekly for fitness classes and receive weekly emails, nutritional regimens and tips to help you succeed, stay on track and meet your weight loss goals. You must be at least 30 pounds overweight to win this challenge. We are a non-profit organization. For more information, to sign up or for questions, call (928) 530-7092.
Kingman Computer Users Group: We invite you to join us from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. We are now set up with wireless network for those who wish to bring their laptops. Members will be able to have "hands on" which will make it easier to walk through and understand presentations. Please be sure your battery is fully charged if you plan to use your laptop at this meeting. There will be a presentation by Art Fuller on smart phones. For more details, see our website: http://www.kingmanazcug.com/. Kingman Arizona Computer User Group (KACUG) 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. All persons with an interest in computers are welcome, experience not necessary. The new user is equally welcome along with the highly skilled user. There will be a presentation by Donna Robinson: How to Check your Medicare Records. To view this month's agenda, or any past agendas, please go to our website http://www.kingmanazcug.com/ and click "Agenda". For further information, please contact President Gloria Richhart at 377-6726. We have been an active computer users group in Kingman for over 19 years. Our motto is "Friends Helping Friends." If you have just purchased a computer or are contemplating buying your first computer, you are welcome to attend. See you at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8.
Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: Special Events: Father's Day Picnic and Flag Day Ceremony is from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 15. It is open to the public and will be in the cool pines of Hualapai Mountain Park, Recreation Area No. 1. Lunch is $12 for adults and children under 12 are $8. The menu is a pulled pork BBQ sandwich, baked beans and salad. If you attend in a Boy Scout or Girl Scout uniform, lunch is free. Lunch includes two beverage tickets. There will be games for the kids, bingo for adults and more. Tickets are available at the Kingman Elks Lodge Social Quarters prior to the day of the picnic. The following is a list of regular events for the coming week for lodge members and their guests. Thursday is our social quarters lunch and/or dinner. We will be having a fresh fruit array with fresh vegetable salad bar with light soup. The cost is $7.95; you can add a sandwich of your choice for $3. It will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday lunch will be a fresh fruit array with fresh vegetable salad bar with light soup. The cost is $7.95. or add a sandwich of your choice for $3. It is from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday Night dinner is from 5-8 p.m., captain's platter. We will be closed Monday for lunch. Monday dinner is from 5-7 p.m. There will be a fresh fruit array with fresh vegetable salad bar with lite soup, $7.95 or add a sandwich of your choice for $3. It is from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or 5-7 p.m. Our Tuesday lunch and dinner will be authentic Mexican food made by Chef Rita; tortillas will be made by hand, fresh salsa combo plates available. Wednesday lunch will be chicken fettuccine or tri-tip strips over egg noodles with garlic toast. The cost is $8.95. On Wednesdays we have Lodge Meeting Night every second and fourth Wednesday with dinner including steak dinner or select off the menu from 5-7 p.m. prior to lodge meetings. The public is welcome for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, in the main dining room area from 5-7 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. on Fridays.
Reminder: Thursdays is also BINGO. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the games start at noon. It is in the main dining room and food service is available. For information call Tasha the club manager at 753-2547.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on May 31 were: first, Marilyn Tiner; second, Flo Ragsdale; and third, Pat Doty. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Mohave County Democratic Central Committee: We are having our Mohave County Democrats Annual Picinic from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 14 at Metcalf Park. Tickets are $15 per person and the price includes the meal, beverage and entertainment. Please get your tickets early. All of our community is invited. We will have our Democratic state local and national candidate guest spakers, music and prize drawings. For more information, contact the MCDCC office at 753-0006. We will be having our First Friday at the Courtyard at 620 E. Beale St on June 6. This is the one-year anniversary of having live music. There will be an open mic session from 6-9 p.m. In addition to the music, we will have some of our candidates for meet and greet during this time.
Mohave County Genealogical Society: The members were given handouts of our membership, by-laws, and contact information for meetings of different genealogical societies and various other organizations in the state. Lori is working on a mockup of membership cards. Jan found that our original logo is at H and H printing. She scanned a copy from one of our bookmarks. Jan also indicated we need to decide about a library display. We agreed to table that until June. Jan gave an excellent presentation on preservation and provenance of family heirlooms, which includes genealogy material and pictures. She gave us a packet with suggestions of things to consider. One sheet was how to identify heirlooms with an Heirloom Inventory Sheet from Family Tree Magazine and a heirloom questionnaire from Denise Levenik to get information and history about an heirloom. Also included was information about doing the same with photos along with a photo-identification worksheet from Family Tree Magazine. Finally there was a copy of a genealogical codicil to go with a last will and testament so all the time and effort to get the family history is not lost. If anyone is interested in receiving a copy of the packet, please leave a message for us at the museum or better yet, come to our next meeting on Wednesday. All visitors are welcome. The Genealogical Society meets at 1 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month at the Mohave County Museum of History and Art, 400 E. Beale St. There is no museum fee for attending the meetings.
Mohave County Rebels 4-H Club: Mohave County Rebels 4-H Club will be having a car wash from 8 a.m.-noon on June 14. Any donation is highly appreciated. We will be located on Stockton Hill Road next to Taco Bell. For more information, call 753-1665.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on May 28 were: first place, Lorna Gabby and Shirley Costain tied and third place, Kathy Townsend.
Whistle Stop Railroad Club: The club's next meeting will be on Saturday. Anyone with an interest in railroad history, memorabilia or model railroading is invited to join us. The club is actively recruiting new members and volunteers to help in the museum. Members are train enthusiasts with the purpose of preserving railroad history through the operation of the Kingman Railroad Museum. The museum provides the public with the opportunity for discovery, education and recreation using scale model railroad equipment and providing railroad artifacts, memorabilia and historic displays. The museum's model railroads include N-gauge, HO-gauge, and Lionel (O-gauge) layouts, all of which can be seen in operation. Anyone with an interest in railroad history, memorabilia, or model railroading is invited to join us. The club is actively recruiting new members and volunteers to help in the museum. We meet at the museum at 9 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month and our next meeting will be on June 7. The museum is located in the restored Santa Fe Depot, 402 Andy Devine Ave. For more information, call the museum at 718-1440, visit our website www.whistlestoprailroadclub.org or see us on Facebook.