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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Daughters of the American Revolution: The Lewis Kingman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. For further information, call 692-6636.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: Winners on Jan. 2 were: first place, Lorraine Frazza and Cecil Henry; second place, Karla Kay and Jim Blaschak; third place, Kay Klaus and Jerry Lipson; and fourth place, Brian Carlson and Trey Gordon.

Kingman B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 468: Bingo: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Highest payouts in town. Last game $500 payout guaranteed. Food available on new, revised menu. Prices reduced and weekly special at half price. 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 Pinochle Club: The winners on Jan. 3 were: first, Betty Tucker; second, Joann Brown; and third, John Goryl. For more information, call Pat at 718-1253.

Kingman Rebekah's Lodge No. 12: The 108th Installation of Officers for the Kingman Rebekah Lodge No. 12 took place at 3 p.m. on Jan. 3. This also served as a joint installation with the International Order of Odd Fellow members from the Flagstaff No. 11 Lodge. Past Grand Master of Arizona, Cliff Pettengill from Sun City, served as Special Deputy Grand Installing Officer for the Odd Fellow Lodge. Past Patriarch Gladys Pettengill served as his marshall. Visitors and incoming officers from Flagstaff were Joe Ray, Marge Withrow and Nancilea Coleman. Additional members from the Kingman Rebekah Lodge were also installed into offices of the Flagstaff Odd Fellow Lodge for 2009. District Deputy President Linda Thompson served as the installing officer for the Rebekah Lodge. Rebekah Assembly President Cherie Hart served as marshall. Additional installing staff included Chaplain Louise Dunham, Past Noble Grand Hulda Watson, Warden Helen Chamberlain and Secretary Carol Clupper. Kingman Rebekah members installed for the year 2009 were: Vergie Littau as noble grand and Leta Davis as vice grand. Other elected officers installed were: Secretary Linda Thompson, Treasurer Karen Sanders and Financial Secretary Helen Chamberlain. Appointed officers installed were: Conductor Sarah Warner, Inside Guardian LuAnn Black, Outside Guardian Cherie Hart and RSVG Ruth Tacquard. Special appointments were: Louise Dunham and Carol Clupper. Members presented a program to honor Littau followed by a reception provided by the Sara Alta Past Noble Grand Club.

Laureate Beta Gamma: The home of Carol Daley was the scene of our Dec. 11 meeting which was small, as four were excused and out of town for the holidays. We decided that, given the extraordinary needs of the year, we would forego our usual cookie exchange and instead gave a freewill donation to the Salvation Army. Founder's Day this year will be on April 30 at the Moose Lodge with a theme of "Rekindle the Torch of Friendship." Jo Stoughton gave us an inspirational program about a town in Ohio that is able to give each year 10 pounds of flour (and 10 pounds of sugar) to the widows of the town to carry on the Legacy of Christmas Kindness which was started by a man who donated his land for this purpose. We enjoyed a Christmas social on Dec. 14 at Calico's. Attending were Carol and Mark Daley, Delores and John Shinn, Anne and Robert Wilson, Thelma and Paul Elstrod, Jo and Ralph Stoughton, Betty and Fred Beeman, Pat Smith and friend Cliff, Peggy Sollars and Dawn Calhoun. Our next meeting will be at 1 p.m. on Jan. 8 at the home of Dawn Calhoun. We wish you all a Happy Holiday and a safe New Year!

Mohave Republican Forum: The next meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Elks Club, 900 Gates Ave. The speaker will be Mohave County Emergency Management Coordinator Byron Steward, who will also answer questions. Emergency Management deals with natural disasters, terrorist issues and impacts, and other matters which could dramatically affect the health, safety and welfare of our local community and county. The gathering is open to the public, with the admission charge of $25 per person which includes the dinner. For more information, call Shirley at 753-5183, Richard at 692-4771 or Laurie at 753-5581.

Morning Glories Community and Family Interest Club: The next meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Mohave County Cooperative Extension Office, 101 E. Beale St. Members will gather at 9 a.m. for refreshments, and the meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. The day's program will be presented by Lynne Durrant, Extension educator for family/consumer programs. Her topic will be "Menu Planning." Members are reminded that a "Bakeless Bake Sale" is also scheduled, and they should bring monetary donations equal to the cost of one of their favorite baked items. Donations will benefit the scholarship fund. For more information, call Nancy Riddle at 692-4784.

Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation: R.U.F.F.F. is holding pet adoption from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday at Petco in Kingman. Many wonderful dogs and cats are available to loving "forever homes." All pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and ready to be loved. We are over-crowded and need to find homes for these wonderful furry friends. To adopt, you'll need a verifiable tri-state address, photo ID, fenced yard for dogs and written permission from your landlord if renting. R.U.F.F.F. does not charge a set fee for adoption but does require a reasonable donation to help cover veterinary expenses. Volunteers are also needed to help with fundraising, adoptions and sanctuary work. For more information, please call 565-BARK.

VFW Post 10386: James L Standfield VFW Post 10386 will not have a dinner Saturday due to the Ladies Auxiliary Rummage Sale Friday and Saturday. Sunday: Men's Auxiliary Pool Tournament starts at 1 p.m. Monday: Open Darts. Tuesday: Ladies Potluck at 5 p.m. with meeting to follow at 7. Wednesday: Post Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday: Tacos and More served from noon to 4 p.m.; Dart League at 7. Friday: Open Pool. For more information, call 757-9191 after noon. The post is located at 3036 John L. Ave.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Dec. 31 were: first place, Elaine Laverne; second place, Sandy Miles; and third place, Rita Selk.