Cactus Critters 4-H Club: The regular Canine Critters group obedience class will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Fairgrounds. Please be on time and call your instructor at 565-9323 if you are unable to attend. Parents and leaders are welcome. The class is for one hour. Any 4-H member from any club may attend. Remember that the May classes will be at the Extension Office.
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 17 were: first place, Jeannie Clegg and Lois Viola; second place, Karla Kay and Jim Blaschak; third place, Brian Carlson and Trey Gordon; and fourth place, Dorothy Jackson and Sylvia Goryl.
Friends of the Golden Valley Library: The Friends will hold a book sale starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the car show at the Stock-Rite building on Highway 68 at North Lowell Road. Books will sell for $1 a bag. Friends of the Golden Valley Library is a nonprofit organization that supports the Golden Valley Library and worthy causes related to reading. Individual/family memberships are $5 a year, business memberships are $10 and lifetime memberships are $100. Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at the Golden Valley Library. Applications are available at the library. The library is at 3417 N. Verde Road. Library hours are Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday from noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Kidz of Kingman: This month's meeting will be via e-mail. Please respond; we need feedback so that we can keep records. Thank you for the support and the meeting will be e-mailed next week, so be on the lookout. The Spring Fling 2009 Poker Run was a successful event; we had so much fun and we are looking forward to next year. The requirements for the Kidz of Kingman 2009 School Scholarship Award will be a 1,500-word essay on why you think you deserve to win this scholarship and you have to be graduating in 2009. There is a form to fill out as well. If you know of a child who is graduating in 2009, have them give us a call at 727-8939 or stop by to get the information.
Kingman Art Alliance: The KAA met on April 17 at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center to complete the plans for the KAA Spring Art Show. Rosie Freeman was the guest speaker who taught us exercises for a person with arthritis. The program was interesting with the members involving themselves in all of the exercises presented. Rosie is working toward getting her certification in Arthritis Exercise teaching. On April 19, the KAA prepared to open the doors at the KHAC for the friends and residents of Kingman to view their art work, paintings in different mediums, oil, acyrlic, and watercolor were displayed, along with wrapped jewelry and pottery. Many residents of Kingman came to visit. Refreshments were served and enjoyed by all. Door prizes were donated by the artists, and winners were announced at 3:30 p.m. when the show was ending. The winners will be contacted. We, of the KAA, would like to thank the residents of Kingman for their continued support.
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. The lodge is at 900 Gates Ave. For more information, call 753-2547.
Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: 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. 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 you are not eating dinner, there will be a small cover charge to help defray the cost of the entertainment. For more information, call 753-2547.
Kingman Kutups: The Kingman Kutups Square Dance Club will be hosting their 29th Annual Spring Jubilee this weekend. Round dancing will begin at 6:30 p.m. with square dancing at 7 p.m. both evenings. A workshop will be held on Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m. for squares and 11 a.m. for rounds. At 2 p.m., our own local bluegrass band, "The Angels," will be performing. The public is invited. On Saturday evening, the Grand March will be led by Kingman Mayor John Salem. Our guest caller for both evenings will be Arlen Miller from Northridge, Calif., and the rounds will be cued by Barbara Lopez from Prescott. We are looking forward to a great Jubilee and extend an invitation to anyone wanting to join us to come out and have a fun time. For more information, call Nancy at 279-0466 or Don at 757-1807.
Kingman Mothers of Preschoolers: MOPS (www.mops.org) meetings are at St. Johns United Methodist Church library, 1730 Kino Ave., and your children are lovingly cared for in MOPPETS childcare programs. Meetings are from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and the next meeting will be Friday, May 1. For more information, call 692-8828.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on April 18 were: first, Martin Hoover; second, Flo Ragsdale; and third, Morrie Evertt. For more information, call Pat at 718-1253.
Kingman Republican Women's Club: On April 18, the Kingman Republican Women presented a fashion show, at the Elks Lodge. Our fabulous fashion show featured quality casual, resort living and dressy apparel from Dillards, Lake Havasu; New West Cost Clothing, Kingman; and CABI Clothing of Kingman. Our 12 outstanding and beautiful female models were volunteers from the club. We were privileged to have as our male models dignitaries from the city and county, including Sheriff Tom Sheahan, County Assessor Ron Nicholson, Mayor John Salem, District 1 Chairman of the Mohave Republican Central Committee Ray Cullison and former District 1 Chairman Don D'Angina. The ushers for the event included Special Deputy County Attorney Bill Ekstrom and Republican Men's Club past president Paul McCormick. The moderator was Kerry Raymond. The fashion show is an annual event and major fundraiser for the Kingman Republican Women's Club in support of scholarships for local Kingman students. The ladies involved in putting on this outstanding event were: Anita Arsenault, Karen Bishop, Mary Chan, Arlene Clarke, Marlene Enblom, Susan McAlpin, Kerry Raymond, Virna Schiff, Suellen Stewart, Joan Tester and Cindy Wilk.
Korean War Veterans Association of Mohave County: The Korean veterans will hold their meeting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at the VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave. On the same evening from 5 to 7, KWVA will host a spaghetti and meat sauce dinner with the trimmings and dessert. Come join us. The public is invited. The cost is a $7 donation. For more information, call Bill at 757-7728.
Laureate Beta Epsilon: Laureate Beta Epsilon met at the home of Marsha Gatlin. President Roxie Daniel led the meeting. Topic for discussion was the upcoming Beta Sigma Phi Founder's Day to be held at the Moose Lodge on April 30. The program for the meeting was getting table decorations for the dinner and preparing for the mixer to help everyone visit and talk about the past year. Rosie Freeman has been involved in church activities and Boy Scouts as well, and Marsha has been active in the Coast Guard. The program was given by Marsha and Bud on "Men in Quilting." A very interesting demonstration was given by Bud on using the quilting machine.The chapter celebrated its 10th birthday as a chapter with birthday cake being served by the hostess.
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 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.
TOPS AZ 287: TOPS AZ 287 Kingman Taking Off Pounds and Keeping Off Pounds Sensibly held their Friday morning meeting on April 10. The meeting was called to order by Leader Beverly Prader. During the business portion, discussions were held regarding the upcoming yard sale on May 16 and State Recognition Days in June. T-shirts have been ordered for members following much discussion on color and design. KOPS members challenged TOPS to lose pounds to achieve their goal weight. Following the business session, the meeting was turned over to Awards Chairman Peggy Smith and assistant Lois Calderon. Decorations were lovely spring flowers. KOPS Ballerina was a tie between Marge Esposito and Dora Wolf. TOPS Ballerina was achieved by Georgeda Wilker. Best weight loses for the month of March were Theresa Chavez, Lyn Floyd, Nancy McCune, Lois Vinson, Georgeda Wilker and Becky Furr, who became reinstated as a KOPS and was presented her gold vest. Theresa Chavez received an award for losing 20 pounds and Lois Vinson a charm for losing 25 pounds. Mimi Bonney was awarded our Happy Easter Bunny award. KOPS at or below goal for six months charms went to Barbara Vass and Laura Hignite. Ribbons for bringing a friend to Lorraine Tucker, Nancy Fox, Barbara Vass and Marjorie Breer; 13 weeks maintaining calorie charts to Georgeda Wilker, Ruth Cisney (member since 1992) and Patsy Brocnik. Turning in 10 smiley faces for 10 unconsecutive weeks of losing weight charms to Marjorie Dudley, Becky Furr, Connie Rule and Georgeda Wilker. KOPS turning in 13 gold pins for 13 weeks of being at or below goal awards to Ruby Lee Dierks and Oleta Groff, six months perfect attendance to Marjorie Dudley and Peggy Smith, and 17 KOPS received gold beads for being at or below goal for the month of March. Perfect attendance beads to 34 members for March. Viola Emans received awards for six months of walking and six months exercising. March TOPS walking awards: first place to Naomi Jiles, second place to Ruth Cisney. Exercising awards: first place to Darlene Sweet, second place to Lois Blain. March KOPS walking awards to Ruby Lee Dierks, second place, and first place to Laura Hignite for both walking and exercising, exercising second place to Rachel Thalrose.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on April 15 were: first place, Leo Martenson; second place, Hazel Warnock; and third place, Nancy Crow.