Thursday, April 16, 2009

Daughters of Mohave County Pioneers: The Daughters will meet at 11 a.m. on Monday at Calico's Restaurant. (Note the new meeting time.) The speakers will be Annie Glancy Collins and Marilyn Glancy. They will be speaking on their family history. For further information, call 692-6688.

For the Luv of Paws: Due to a dramatic increase in the number of abandoned or surrendered cats and dogs recently, For the Luv of Paws is experiencing a critical shortage of dry cat and dog food. We are asking for assistance from the community to help us feed all the precious animals in our care. The following locations are drop-off points in Kingman for your donations: Martin Swanty Autos, 2640 E. Andy Devine Ave.; Cliff Findlay Auto Center, 3730 Stockton Hill Road; Stockton Hill Feed, 4250 Stockton Hill Road; Manzanita Animal Hospital, 2323 E. Detroit Ave.; Petco, 3320 Stockton Hill Road; Feathered Friends, 2845 Airway Ave.; The Shirt Shop, 405 E. Andy Devine Ave.; Paws-itively Charming Thrift Shop, 204 N. Fourth St.; and Bashas' Grocery, 3360 E. Andy Devine Ave.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: Winners on April 10 were: first place, Lorraine Frazza and John Goryl; second place, Brian Carlson and Trey Gordon; third place, Karla Kay and Jim Blaschak; and fourth place, Fran Kvale and Jerry Lipson.

Help Animals Lives Today (HALT): Attention Animal Lovers: It takes a community and volunteers to help pets in need. If you need to fulfill Community Service requirements, we would be happy to have you help out at HALT. Join us at 1 p.m. Saturday for our HALT meeting at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave., and find out what we are about! A special thanks to all the HALT members for attending our fundraiser on April 7. It was great to see all the HALT support. Come find out at this next meeting about our next fundraiser to be held during May. Volunteers are needed to temporarily care for HALT animals in foster homes. If you are not a HALT member, you are welcome to join us at our meetings and find out how you can help with our kennels, office help or perhaps be a driver in transporting animals to Helen Woodward Animal Center in Southern California as required! Join us for Adoption Days at Petco every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Sundays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come by and visit with us and help walk HALT animals at Petco on Stockton Hill Road that are up for adoption. With each HALT animal adopted from HALT, you will receive a Petco certificate bonus booklet valued at a maximum of $225 for dogs or $125 for cats. Halt provides free dog training with Roy Hayes, a professional trainer, on Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon at 6625 Massachusetts with HALT dogs on the premises or dogs adopted from HALT. Check HALT's Web site for more information on HALT's Free Weight Loss Program. If you are 18 and over, we need your help to walk and socialize animals. This interaction is beneficial and prepares the animals for future placement in their forever homes. Call 692-8940 for more information and to reserve your space. Please visit www.haltaz.org for more information or call President Lotti Benker at 692-8940.

Kidz of Kingman: Kids of Kingman presents Spring Fling Poker Run sponsored by NPG Cable, DJ's Biker Apparel and Chuys Mesquite Grill. Registration starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday at DJ's (behind Wash Me car wash on Stockton Hill Road). All street-legal vehicles welcome! Entry fee is $15 per participant; the first 100 receive a patch. Entry includes the poker run, cash prize for best and worst hands, a meal, music, raffle prizes and much more. For more information, call Carol and Bernadette at Kidz of Kingman office at 727-8939.

Kingman Arizona Computer Users Group: We invite you to join us from 2 to 4 p.m. this Sunday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. This meeting will include a presentation, "Sharing the DVDs, the Final Act" by Gail Jones with Roxio and Nero Photo Show. Further details are available on our KACUG Web site Agenda page for month of April. KACUG annual dues are $12; 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 polices 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 totally new user is equally welcome along with the highly skilled user. To view this month's agenda or any past month's agenda, please click on www.kingmanazcug.com and "Agenda." For further information, please contact President Gloria Richhart at 377-6726. We have been an active computer users group in Kingman for more than 17 years. Our motto is "Friends Helping Friends."

Kingman B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 468: Bingo: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Highest payouts in town. Last game $500 payout guaranteed. Tuesday nights: Pizza in dining room. Friday night dinner: Open to the public with live music. It is that time of the year for everyone to start practicing their singing skills in the shower and prepare themselves for the first event/gathering at Kingman Elks Lodge for the new fraternal year. A spaghetti feast with all of the "fixings," in addition to a karaoke party, has been slated for 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 25. The feast and entertainment is also open to the general public, so plan on arriving early to avoid the rush. Cost of the evening's meal and entertainment is only $7.95 a person. However, if you plan on attending the event just to enjoy the music and not eating dinner, there will be a small cover charge to help defray the cost of the entertainment. For more information, call 753-2547. The lodge is at 900 Gates Ave.

Kingman Kutups: Our club is busy preparing for two special events coming up real soon. The first is our annual Route 66 Jubilee. This is our 29th annual jubilee and we are looking forward to having a great one. The dates are April 24 and 25, and it will be held at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center. A workshop will be held Saturday morning, April 25. We are expecting many visitors from out of town including our caller, Arlen Miller from Northridge, Calif. The rounds will be cued by Barbara Lopez from Prescott. The cost for pre-registration is $22 per person for all events. Friday night will begin with rounds from 6:30 to 7 and squares from 7 to 9:30. The Saturday workshop will have squares from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and rounds from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The Saturday night dance begins with rounds from 6:30 to 7 and squares from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The Saturday night dance will begin with a Grand March led by our own Mayor John Salem. We are looking forward to having him at our jubilee. The second event is the graduation of our beginning class. They will officially become members of the Kingman Kutups. The graduation dance is scheduled for May 16. The class has worked hard to get through the class that began last fall. We look forward to having them as part of our club. For more information, call 279-0466.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on April 11 were: first, Gladys Hoover; second, Charlene Graves; and third, Ethyl Spencer. For more information, call Pat at 718-1253.

Kingman Social Club: On April 21, the Kingman Social Club will hold its monthly luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Kingman Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. The speaker this month will be Sandie Womack from the Garden Club. Get your garden question ready. The Kingman Social Club is an organization open to adults in Kingman and surrounding areas. We do various fundraisers during the year and donate the money to different organizations that help the less-fortunate. The "Dine Out" this month will be at 5:30 p.m. April 26 at El Palacios, 401 E. Andy Devine Ave. Reservations can be made at the meeting or you can call Pat at 692-2945. This year's "Dine Out" Cruise on the River will be a luncheon on May 23. The money for the cruise must be in by May 1. Sign-up for the cruise can also be made at the meeting. For further information about Kingman Social Club and its activities, contact our president, John Goryl, at 757-0305.

Kingman Writers' Group: Welcome "Keyboard Burners." This new writing group is being formed and is open to writers - professionals and non-professionals, children's writers, poets, songwriters, illustrators and anyone who would like to improve their writing skills and abilities. The Kingman Writer's Group is open to all individuals. There is no age limit and everyone is welcome. Beginning May 13, the meetings will be held the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. During the first meeting of the month, we will have a guest speaker, and during the second meeting, we will have a writer's workshop, where group members can share their work, get feedback from group members and receive guidance and support from professional volunteers and educators. For those with childcare issues, we have a parent volunteer who will be available at the meetings who will involve your child, ages 3-9, in an art-related project. So, if you do have a need for assistance in this area, please contact us. In promoting the art of writing, two scholarships will be offered in the future. A $250 scholarship open to high school seniors who want to pursue their college education and a $250 scholarship open to Mohave Community College students to aid them in achieving their college education. If you would like more information, contact Cindy at (928) 263-1302 or by e-mail at kingmanwritersgroup@hotmail.com.

Mission Riders Chapter of the Christian Motorcyclist Association: CMA meetings will be at 7 p.m. on the third Friday of each month at Calico's Restaurant, 418 W. Beale St. New members are always welcome. For more information, call Joel or Dianne at 681-4591.

Order of the Eastern Star: The Order of the Eastern Star proudly invites all women and men interested in prospective membership to attend the production of "The Wizard of Star" by the Arizona Eastern Star Visionquest Players. The presentation is designed to tell our audience what Eastern Star represents, how to become a member, our charitable projects, and that by working together, we can have fun and become a better person in the process. The presentation will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 24, at the Masonic Temple (upstairs), 212 North Fourth St. in downtown Kingman. A salad bar supper will open at 5:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted. The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world that is open to both women and men. Qualifications for membership include a belief in a Supreme Being and a family relationship to a Master Mason, or having been a Rainbow Girl or Job's Daughter. A male applicant must be a Master Mason in good standing. The members of the Order of the Eastern Star are dedicated women and men who sincerely reflect the spirit of fraternal love and desire to work together for good. For additional information, call Carol Greene at 565-4414.

Stockton Hill Herd 4-H Club: On March 14, the Stockton Hill Herd 4-H Club held its 4th Annual Poker Trail Ride. The club would like to say thank you to all who attended and supported our club. A special thanks to Jim and Renee Kirkwood at GrayWood Stables for the use of their facilities; Don and Karen Bishop and Connie Dollarhide of Wild Oats, for sponsoring our grand prize; and the Neiderhiser family, for sponsoring the worst hand prize. Thank you Scott and Barbara Lowe, Henderson Management Company, Valle Vista and Kingman Chiropractic for their cash donation. We would also like to thank the following for their food donations: Northern Ice, Coca Cola, Smith's, Safeway, M.S.G. Distributions and the parents of the Stockton Hill Herd 4-H Club. A big thank you to all the many local businesses that provided prizes for the drawing that was a huge success! This annual fundraiser helps the Stockton Hill Herd and Clover Kids with expenses throughout the year. A few of them are our local community services, our county fair, state horse shows, Andy Devine Parade, county 4-H camp in Williams and much more. Our club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month at GrayWood Stables. If you would like to know more about 4-H, please call the Mohave County 4-H Extension Office at 753-3788.

VFW Post 2190: A chili cook-off will be held starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, at the post, 5161 W. Tennessee Ave., in Chloride. Chili cookers can sign up at the post and the entry fee is $10. The event is open to the public, including the Laughlin Harley Run. There will be cash prizes for first and second place, and other prizes for third, fourth and fifth place. The cost will be $1 a bowl, all you can eat. For more information, call 565-2413 or (702) 878-4419.

VFW Post 10386: The James L Standfield VFW Post 10386 dinner, served at 5 p.m. on Saturday, will be chicken fried steak with all the trimmings and dessert. Monday: Dart League at 6 p.m. Wednesday: Busy Bees and potluck at noon, Game Night at 5 p.m. (bring your favorite game down for some fun and friendship). Thursday: Tacos and More, served 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (April 30 will be the last day for tacos - time for summer break). Friday: Charity Pool at 6 p.m. For more information call 757-9191 after noon. The post is located at 3036 John L. Ave.

Vietnam Veterans of America: The monthly meetings are on a rotating basis in Kingman, Lake Havasu and Bullhead City. The next regular meeting will be at 7 p.m. today at VFW Post 10386 on 3036 John L Ave., Kingman. For more information, call 757-9191.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on April 8 were: first place, Sarah Peters; second place, Elaine Laverne; and third place, Leo Mortenson.