Clubs: Thursday, July 16,2009

American Legion Post 14: You are invited to join us for our monthly breakfast and meat raffle at Post 14. On Saturday, breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 10 a.m., and the suggested donation is $5 for adults, half price for 5-12 years, and toddlers are free. We have different cooks each month, so we are sure to please everyone, and sometimes we have a surprise for all. Our meat raffle drawing will be held during breakfast, but you do not have to be present to win. The raffle consists of four drawings for bags of meat containing beef, chicken and pork. Tickets are available at the post during the week or at the breakfast. The post is at the corner of Third and Oak streets in downtown Kingman. For more information, call (928) 753-3555 after 3 p.m. or call (928) 757-1878.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on July 10 were: first place, Virginia Mead and Karla Kay; second place, Shirley Lantz and Jeannie Clegg; third place, Lois Viola and Wolfgang Vorbau; and fourth place, Fran Kvale and J.T. Perkings.

Help Animals Lives Today (HALT): We need you animal lovers. Remember, it takes a community and volunteers to help pets in need. If you need to fulfill Community Service or just love animals, we need you now! We have a Volunteer Youth Program ongoing; come find out how you can help us with the animals. Join us at our HALT meeting at 1 p.m. this Saturday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway. Volunteers are needed to temporarily care for HALT animals in foster homes! Everyone is welcome to join us at our meetings; come find out how you can volunteer by socializing the animals and help with our kennels, office help or perhaps be a driver in transporting animals as required! Please join us for Adoption Days at Petco from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and from 2-4 p.m. on Sundays. Come by and visit with us and help walk HALT animals at Petco. If you are 14 and over, we need your help to walk and socialize animals at Petco. Parental consent is required for those 14 years of age. 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 every Sunday from 9-10 a.m. at HALT. Roy Hayes is a professional dog trainer who is involved in training animals for and is a member of CARE-Net. 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 or Rachel at (928) 757-4243.

Kingman Mothers of Preschoolers: MOPS (www.mops.org) stands for Mothers of Preschoolers. During the summer, MOPS will have play dates in the park. The next play date will be at 9:30 a.m. on Friday at Metcalfe Park, 315 W. Beale St. at Grandview.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on July 11 were: first, Ellamae Lane; second, Bob Bennett; and third, Martin Hoover. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Kingman Republican Men's Club: The club held its June 15 meeting at the Elks Lodge. The featured speaker was Paul Perkins, manager of the Kingman Wal-Mart. Mr. Perkins brought a wealth of facts to the presentation and was open to answering all questions about the company in a spirited give-and-take. For the next meeting to be held at 11 a.m. on July 20 at the Elks Lodge, the guests will be our state representatives, Doris Goodale and Nancy McLain, as well as our state senator, Ron Gould. For Doris, this will be her first Kingman appearance since her election last year. Expected to be discussed is, of course, the state budget, financial issues, and the like, but the Men's Club always leaves time for questions and debate, and this will likely be no exception. Take note that our August meeting will be a barnburner. We will have Chris Simcox, the challenger to John McCain in 2010. It will be his first time in Kingman, and interest in his appearance is intense. Due to the special nature of this meeting, the general public will be invited. Look for details in the next few weeks. For those interested in becoming part of the grassroots group, the Men's Club meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Monday of every month at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. For further information, call Dr. Schiff at (928) 530-3637.

Kingman Social Club: On Tuesday, the Kingman Social Club will hold its monthly "No Host" luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Kingman Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. The speaker this month will be Sheriff Tom Sheahan. He will talk about budget cuts and what it means to Mohave County. 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 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at China Buffet, 2280 Highway 95, Bullhead City. If interested, sign up at Tuesday's meeting. For more information, call Pat at (928) 692-2945. For further information about Kingman Social Club and its activities, contact our president, John Goryl, at (928) 757-0305.

Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation: R.U.F.F.F. is holding a special pet adoption this Saturday from 9-2 at RUFFFHouse. Because we are over-crowded, all adoptions are discounted - cats are 2-for-1 and all dogs will be adopted at the special donation rate of $75! Each pet costs R.U.F.F.F. a minimum of $130, so this is a very special rate for adoption. Every pet is spayed/neutered and vaccinated and ready for a loving "fur-ever" home. We have lots of puppies and dogs, cats and kittens. Adoptions daily by appointment too! Volunteers and supplies are welcomed. For directions or information, please call Sunday morning to (928) 565-BARK.

VFW Post 10386: The James L Standfield VFW Post 10386 will hold a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, July 26. They will serve pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and milk. All proceed will go to the Mohave Veterans Parade Fund. The post is located at 3036 John L. Ave. For more information, call (928) 757-9191.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on July 8 were: first place, Mary Wallace; second place, Kathy Townsend; and third place, Leo Mortensen.