Thursday, April 30, 2009

American Legion Post 14: On Saturday, ground sirloin burgers for $3.50 and all-beef hotdogs for $2, with toppings and condiments, will be served from noon to 6 p.m. There will also be beans, chips and cookies. Come and enjoy horseshoes and the pool table, along with the auxiliary-sponsored yard sale. Everyone is invited to the gigantic yard sale which begins at 8 a.m. If you have items that you would like to donate, bring them to the post any time between now and Saturday. The post is open weekly from 3 p.m. until 7 and weekends from noon to closing. If you need the items picked up, call the post during business hours at (928) 753-3555. All proceeds will go to projects for the veterans. On Saturday, May 16, support our veterans on "Armed Forces Day." Look for the American Legion Auxiliary ladies around your local stores who will be passing out the poppies. Please wear it in honor of those who have served in our Armed Forces to help us be the great country we are today. These poppies are "free" but any donation is greatly appreciated and goes directly to a project for the veterans. You are all invited to stop by our tables, get a poppy and learn about "Flander's Field." The post is at the corner of Third and Oak streets in downtown Kingman. For more information, the post number is (928) 753-3555.

Boys and Girls Club of Kingman: The next session of ZUMBA Fitness classes will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday. The cost is $26 for the six 1-hour classes held Monday and Thursday through May 21. Call the club for additional information at (928) 718-0033.

Cerbat Garden Club: The Cerbat Garden Club's Annual Luncheon and Fundraiser will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Johns Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave. A delicious luncheon will be followed by speakers with local gardening and recycling information. Luncheon tickets are $10. For more information, call (928) 757-1762 or (928) 681-6839. There will be raffle tickets available for many, many table and raffle prizes. Raffle prizes were donated by area merchants and club members. Join us for a fun-filled event. Desert frogs that our Garden Clubbers have sewn will be available for adoption for $10 each and monies collected for this will be used for the Meditation Garden at the new Hualapai Mountain Medical Center. The club's next meeting will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13, at St. Johns. After our business meeting and refreshments, we will take a brief tour of four Cerbat Garden Club members' gardens. Members and guests should wear comfortable shoes and those with vans and larger vehicles will be asked to rideshare. It is hoped that this spring tour of members' gardens will become a tradition, rotating among our Cerbat Garden Club members' gardens in all areas of Kingman and Golden Valley. For more information, call Diana at (928) 757-8659.

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: Such a large group of people came to play bridge on Friday, we had to split them into two groups. North/South winners on April 24 were: first place, Karla Kay and Jim Blaschak; second place, Lorraine Frazza and John Goryl; and third place, Joan and Bernie Patricks. East/West winners were: first place, Virginia Mead and Bert Leenhouts; second place, Mary Radovich and Bernie Decker; and third place, Bryand Carlson and Trey Gordon.

Friends of the Valle Vista Library: The Friends are sponsoring an Arizona Wildlife discussion at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, at the Valle Vista Library, 7264 Concho Drive, Suite B. The presentation will be by Zen Mocarski of Arizona Game and Fish. Refreshments will be provided.

Good Sams Club, Route 66 Sams: Our chapter of Good Sams goes camping the third Friday of every month. For membership information, contact Betty Daly at (928) 757-8085 or e-mail to: bdaly@citlink.net.

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 at (928) 753-2547.

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. Membership is $35 a year for mom, $10 a child and $60 maximum for a family. Financial assistance is available. Meetings are from 9:30 to 11 a.m., and the next meeting will be Friday. For more information, call (928) 692-8828. There is also a group meeting the second Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on April 25, were: first, Pat Doty; second, Joann Brown; and third, Flo Ragsdale. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Kingman Rebekah's Lodge No. 12: The Kingman Rebekah Lodge met on April 20 with Noble Grand Vergie Littau presiding. Fourteen members and one visitor were present. New member Vickie Neal was initiated and received the Rebekah Degree. Vickie is a welcomed addition to the lodge. Additionally, another new application for membership was received and was turned over to the examining committee. An invitation was read from Morning Star Rebekah Lodge in Safford, Ariz., announcing the president's visit on Saturday. There will be a morning meeting followed by lunch and then a visit to Cactus Dove Rebekah Lodge No. 44 in the afternoon. Those staying the night will be served breakfast in the morning by the Mount Graham Odd Fellow lodge. Vice Grand Leta Davis reminded everyone about the upcoming bake and candy sale. This will be on May 9 in front of Wal-Mart beginning at 8 a.m. Please contact Leta with information about your donations. There will be craft workshops every Tuesday at 12:30 and on the first and third Tuesday evening of the month to work on items for money-making projects. The new date for the district deputy president's official visit is May 18; this is a regular stated meeting night. Under Good of the Order, the Pig n' Poke was won by Ruth Tacquard and the door prize by Helen Chamberlain. Hostesses for the evening were Karen Sanders and Hulda Watson. The next regular meeting is May 4 and the hostesses are Carrie Sallard and Helen Chamberlain. For more information, please call Vergie at (928) 757-1233. The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs is a fraternity that cares about the community. Odd Fellowship encompass the whole family. Both men and women meet in Odd Fellow and Rebekah lodges. The name Odd Fellows signifies something different, and, it is odd, because it endeavors to enlighten the mind without taking privileges. It conforms to law, religion and sound morality without usurping the rights of church or that of the courts. Odd Fellows and Rebekahs have endowed a $1 million research chair at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, provide scholarships and low-interest loans to deserving college students through a $2.4 million Educational Loan Foundation, maintain more than 80 facilities for the aged and youth, sponsor an educational tour to the United Nations in New York and the U.S. and Canadian capitals for young adults 16 to 17 years of age, and spend $11 million annually in relief. Members provide aide in the times of national emergencies such as the Katrina hurricane, have built and continue to expand the S.O.S. village in Cambodia for orphans, raised more that $2 million in 10 years for arthritis research, plant trees and other vegetation, striving to combat the effects of global warming as a gift to future generations, and are proclaimed the only fraternal order privileged and allowed to place a medal (Grand Decoration of Chivalry) in the trophy case among the military medals at Arlington National Cemetery. Locally, the Kingman lodge participates with the area food bank; KRMC; nursing homes and facilities; and fundraisers including the Annual Cancer Fair. Dinners, bake sales and candy sales are a few of the money-making projects that members invite the public to enjoy. The Kingman Rebekah Lodge will celebrate its 109th year as a fraternal organization in this community. All who are interested in learning more and joining this fine family of men and women are encouraged call Vergie at (928) 757-1233 or Leta Davis at (928) 692-4877.

Kingman Republican Women's Club: On April 6, the Kingman Republican Women met at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. The Kingman Republican Women were blessed with Noreen Frisch of the Boys and Girls Club of Kingman and Golden Valley as our speaker. Noreen brought to light the needs of our children in our community. The Boys and Girls Club of Kingman supplies food for a weekend backpack food program, which provides nutritious food to take home for the weekend. Otherwise these children may not have a nutritious meal until they come back on Monday. If you find it in your heart to reach out to the children in need with donations of food or money, please call (928) 718-0033 for more information.

Korean War Veterans Association of Mohave County: April marked the fourth anniversary of the founding of the KWVA of Mohave County in 2005. The first meeting was called to order at 1 p.m. on May 20, 2005, at the VFW Post 10386 by Commander Dale Heckathorn. To all the members who are still with us, and were present at our first meeting, you are specially and cordially invited to attend Saturday's meeting. The members include former Marine, Army, Navy and Air Force personnel. The chapter is non-denominational with common community and veterans' interests. The meetings are held on the first Saturday of each month at the VFW hall at 3036 John L Ave. Again, we cordially invite all the members and their spouses to join us at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the meeting where the election of officers will take place. To all the members and charter members who attended the meetings when we first organized, we invite all of you to join us in keeping this association moving forward, and in helping to plan the upcoming flag-raising ceremonies in Centennial Park at the Koreans' Memorial. Please join us and assist our commander, Jim Kash, and all the officers in the final planning phases of this fourth anniversary of our association.

VFW Post 10386: The James L Standfield VFW Post 10386 will be the host hall Saturday for the Korean War Veterans meeting at 1 p.m. and dinner starting at 5 p.m. They will serve spaghetti with all the trimmings. Sunday: Work party at 9 a.m. We will again be serving breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Powerhouse for the Route 66 Fun Run. Come out for great pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee, and listen to bluegrass by Buffalo Nickel. Also, see the vintage cars line up for their departure to Oatman and Topock/Golden Shores. Monday: Open Darts. Tuesday: Planning meeting at 5 p.m. and House Committee meeting at 6. Wednesday: Game Night at 5 p.m. Thursday: Open Darts. Friday: Charity Pool at 6 p.m. Post Rummage Sale: Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (928) 757-9191 after noon. The post is located at 3036 John L. Ave.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on April 22 were: first place, John Goryl; second place, Sandy Miles; and third place, Lorna Gabby.