Clubs: Thursday, August 13, 2009

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on Aug. 7 were: first place, Jim Blaschak and Bert Leenhouts; second place, Kay Klaus and Jerry Lipson; third place, Fran Kvale and J.T. Perkins; and fourth place, Lorraine Frazza and Bryan Carlson.

Friends of the Golden Valley Library: The Friends will hold a book sale from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Golden Valley Library, 3417 N. Verde Road. Books will sell for $1 a bag. Buy a valuable or not-so-valuable white elephant. We consider white elephants to be possessions that have served their purpose for the present owners but still have usefulness and/or beauty. These are to be sold for low individual prices and most prices are negotiable. 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 Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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: bdaly@citlink.net.

Help Animals Lives Today (HALT): Volunteers, we need you now! If you love animals or need to fulfill community service, please join us at our HALT meeting this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave., for information. We now have an ongoing volunteer youth program. Come find out how you can help us with the animals. Volunteers are needed to temporarily care for HALT animals in "foster homes!" Please join us for Adoption Days at Petco from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday, and from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. If you are 14 and over, we need your help to walk and socialize animals at Petco; parental consent is required. With each adoption 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 dog trainer, from 9 to 10 a.m. every Sunday at HALT. Volunteers are needed to walk and socialize HALT dogs or bring your dog if adopted from HALT. This interaction is beneficial and prepares the animals for future placement in their forever homes. Help Animals Lives Today is a no-kill rescue organization in Kingman aimed at reducing the number of unwanted animals that lack good homes that may face the prospect of euthanasia. Please visit our Web site at www.haltaz.org for more information or call President Lotti Benker at (928) 692-8940. Please visit our Web site for directions to HALT, which is at 6625 Massachusetts Drive.

Kingman Cancer Care: The Kingman Cancer Care unit has been helping Kingman cancer patients all summer with their needs, however, they have not had a scheduled meeting. The next meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Heidenreich Center, 1776 Airway Ave. It is an important meeting concerning our chief moneymaking activity, the arts and crafts fair, which is always held in November. We want all members and anyone interested to attend.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Aug. 8 were: first, Martin Hoover; second, Charlene Graves; and third, Paul George. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Kingman Rebekah's Lodge No. 12: There will be a large rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 20, 21 and 22 at the Rebekah Lodge Hall, 2495 Butler Ave. The proceeds will be used for budget and philanthropic needs. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Rebekah Lodge Hall.

Kingman Republican Men's Club: The Men's Club had as its guests for the July 20 meeting, Ron Gould and Doris Goodale. Ron, our state senator, made front-page Miner news when he stated he did not think Jan Brewer will be re-elected. Doris made her maiden speech to a political club as a first-term state representative. It really should be noted how accessible they are to the public. Our next meeting will be Aug. 17. This is the meeting everyone has been waiting for, the Kingman debut of Chris Simcox, who is challenging John McCain next year. The public is invited to come and bring guests to the meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Elks Club, 900 Gates Ave. Cost of the meeting will be $10 including lunch (yes, you have to pay even if you don't eat, but the food is great!). This will be a great event and a likely barnburner primary election. Don't miss it! For further information on the club or the meeting, call Dr. Schiff at (928) 530-3637 or (928) 681-2121.

Kingman Social Club: On Aug. 18, the Kingman Social Club will hold its monthly "No Host" buffet luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Kingman Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. 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 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Hualapai Mountain Resort. If interested, sign up at Tuesday's meeting. For more information, call Pat at (928) 692-2945.