Clubs: Thursday, March 19, 2009

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: Winners on March 13 were: first place, Wolfgang Vorbau and Trey Gordon; second place, Karla Kay and Jim Blaschak; and third place, Fran Kvale and Jerry Lipson.

Good Sam Club, Mohave Roaming Sams Chapter: Our February campout was held Feb. 23-25 at the Moon River RV Resort in South Mohave Valley. It was hosted by John and Eileen Proffit with seven rig/members attending. We had use of the resort clubhouse for meals, meetings and recreational games even though the weather was beautiful. We held our usual happy hour prior to the evening meal on Monday, which was pulled beef sandwiches with accompanying items provided by all attending. The meeting was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, with President Arno Gates presiding. Card games and dominos were played during the days with potluck meals held in the evenings. Anyone interested in joining our chapter may contact Ellen Kiefer at 757-5504.

Help Animals Lives Today (HALT): Attention animal lovers - it takes a community and volunteers to help pets in need. Join us at our HALT meeting this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway. A special thanks to all the HALT volunteers in helping with the HALT Yard Sale. It was a grand success. Volunteers are needed to temporarily care for HALT animals in foster homes. If you are not a HALT member, you are welcome to join us at our meetings and find out how you can help with our kennels, office help or perhaps be a driver in transporting animals to Helen Woodward Animal Center in Southern California as required! Join us for Adoption Days at Petco every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Sundays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come by and visit with us and help walk HALT animals at Petco on Stockton Hill Road that are up for adoption. With each HALT animal adopted 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 trainer, on Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon at 6625 Massachusetts with HALT dogs on the premises or dogs adopted from HALT. Check HALT's Web site for more information on HALT's Free Weight Loss Program. If you are 18 and over, we need your help to walk and socialize animals. This interaction is beneficial and prepares the animals for future placement in their forever homes. Call 692-8940 for more information and to reserve your space. Help Animals Lives Today is a no-kill rescue organization in Kingman aimed at reducing the number of unwanted animals that lack good homes and that may face the prospect of euthanasia. Please visit www.haltaz.org for more information or call HALT President Lotti Benker at 692-8940.

Kidz of Kingman: Kidz of Kingman presents Hot August Nights Bachelor Auction 2009 from 6 p.m. to 11 on Saturday, Aug. 15, at Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. Kidz of Kingman invites you to sponsor advertising in the event brochure. If you know a bachelor you would like to nominate, call the Kidz of Kingman office at 727-8939 or tour the Web site at www.kidzofkingman.com.

Kingman Barbershop Singers: The Kingman Barbershop Singers meets every Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center. This is a group for men and women wishing to sing the old songs barbershop style. Beginners or the curious are welcome! Contact Tom at 377-4022 with any questions.

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 Comedy Radio Theatre: Kingman Comedy Radio Theatre will present a variety of skits from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 3, at the Kingman Public Library, 3269 N. Burbank St. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this free performance.

Kingman Kutups: The Kingman Kutups Square Dance Club had a great St. Patrick's Day Dance with many club members in attendance. Saturday, March 28, will be our Let the Wind Blow Dance with our local caller, Mike Wilder. Our guest cuer for our round dancing will be Lester Auria from Lake Havasu City. We are still busily preparing for our annual Route 66 Jubilee to be held April 24 and 25 with several guest callers and cuers, and we invite the community to come out and watch the fun. There will be drawings for door prizes, good food and great fun for all who come. Who knows, you may even get hooked on square dancing and decide to join our next beginning class, which will start in the fall. We dance at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center every second and fourth Saturday with squares from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and rounds between tips, with mainstream and plus tips being alternated. For more information, call 279-0466 or 757-1807.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on March 14 were: first, Jan Crosier; second, Charlene Graves; and third, John Goryl. For more information, call Pat at 718-1253.

Kingman Rebekah Lodge No. 12: The Kingman Rebekahs met on March 16, with Noble Grand Vergie Littau presiding. There were 14 members and one visitor in attendance. Billy Hazle, Hulda Watson and Cherie Hart of the Memorial Committee draped the charter in loving memory of Louise Dunham, who passed away on March 6. Louise was first initiated into the Kingman Rebekah Lodge in January of 1964. Previous to her initiation, she was a member of the Theta Rho Girls. Louise's sweet spirit and kind ways will be missed by everyone. Vergie appointed Sarah Warner to head the Calling Committee to fill the vacancy left by Louise. Business included a ball ballot, for membership by initiation, on the petition of the new potential member. The ballot was favorable. The initiation has been set for April 6, however, the annual Degree Rally is April 18 in Phoenix, so the new initiate will be asked if she would like the initiation to take place at that time. Members will be contacted with additional information by the Calling Committee. The Resolution for Consolidation received from the Rebekah Assembly of Arizona was read. A standing vote was taken which was unanimous. The Ceremony for Consolidation of Tri Star Rebekah Lodge No. 42 and Kingman Rebekah Lodge No. 12 will take place Saturday. At this time, TOPS is renting the dining area for their meetings. A request was received to use the regular meeting room for their Installation of Officers the last Thursday of March. This was approved by regular vote. Joyce Covert thanked everyone for the food donations that were brought to her house for the family of Louise. Under Good of the Order, Hulda was honored and applauded for her designation as Humanitarian of the Year. Hulda received a giant rosette declaring her No. 1 with the Kingman lodge. The door prize was won by Helen Chamberlain, the Pig n' Poke by Hulda. On the calendar is the "We found the Leprechauns" dinner at 6 p.m. on March 30. The public is invited and the cost is $7 per person. There will be a candy sale on May 9 in front of Wal-Mart beginning at 8 a.m. The next regular meeting will be April 6. Hostesses for the evening will be Linda Thompson and Sarah Warner. For more information, please contact Vergie at 757-1233.

Laureate Beta Gamma: Our February began with a meeting at the home of Carol Daley on Feb. 12. The certificate for the Order of the Rose for Anne Wilson has been corrected and received in preparation for the Rose Ceremony in March. We had a discussion of our tasks for Founder's Day, April 30. Carol's program featured a young stay-at-home mom. Although she was active in her children's school and their church, she sometimes got depressed as her husband had lost his job and they were having hard times financially. To cheer herself up, she whipped up a batch of chocolate. It turned out so well, that when her husband took some to their friends, he came home with orders for more! Soon her home was full of cooling pans and it turned into a booming business with her own store and 20 employees. This sweet solution to their problems sure helped! For dessert, we all tasted "Susan's Fudge!" Our Valentine's social was held at Calico's on Feb. 15. The Crystal Room was decorated beautifully when our president and past Queen crowned this year's lovely Valentine Queen, Anne. Attending were Delores and John Shinn, Pat Smith and Cliff, Jo and Ralph Stoughton, Karin and Ron Stephan, Thelma and Paul Elstrod, Anne and Robert Wilson, Carol and Mark Daley, Peggy Sollars and Dawn Calhoun. It was a really special affair. On Feb. 26, Pat Smith's home was the scene of our second chapter meeting. The service committee delivered sweats and underwear to the Cerbat School nurse for the children. Pat's interesting program was about Scotty's Castle, which she and Cliff visited last summer. She had many pictures and a 1939 newspaper telling about Walter Scott (Scotty) who ran away from Kentucky and joined his brothers on a ranch in Nevada after working with the Bill Cody Wild West show. After traveling for 12 years, he became a miner in California. He liked to tell everyone he was building a castle in the desert in Death Valley, although it was really financed by Mr. Albert Johnson, a multimillionaire. In 1970, the castle was sold to the National Park Service to preserve and protect it for future generations.

VFW Post 10386: The James L Standfield VFW Post 10386 dinner, starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, will be fried chicken with all the trimmings. Karaoke will start at 6:30. Sunday: Men's Auxiliary pool tournament, sign up at noon, start at 1 p.m. Monday: Dart League at 6 p.m. Wednesday: Busy Bees at noon, Game Night at 6 p.m. Thursday: Ladies Auxiliary Tacos and More, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dart League at 6. Friday: Charity Pool at 6 p.m. For more information, call 757-9191 after noon. The post is located at 3036 John L. Ave.

Vietnam Veterans of America: The monthly meetings are on a rotating basis in Kingman, Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City. The next regular meeting will be at 7 p.m. today at Sunridge Village, 839 Landon Drive, Bullhead City. For more information, call 754-0700.

Vietnam Veterans, Mohave County Events: On Sunday, March 29, at 10 a.m. at the Arizona Veterans Memorial "Sunshine Peninsula," State Sen. Ron Gould, State Rep. Doris Goodale, State Rep. Nancy McLain, and mayors from local cities will honor Bullhead's Vietnam veterans. At 2 p.m. at "Locomotive Park" Veterans Memorial, they will honor Kingman's Vietnam veterans. At 6:30 p.m. at Windsor State Beach, home of the "Vietnam Moving Wall" from March 26 to 29, they will honor Lake Havasu's Vietnam veterans.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on March 11 were: first place, Bea Anderson; second place, Sarah Peters; and third place, Lorna Gabby.

Xi Beta Phi: On Jan. 12, members met at the home of Janice Ross. They discussed Founders Day and made plans for the Valentine's Dinner at Calico's where they would crown the queen. Most importantly, they performed a ritual for the newest member to join the group. Welcome K.C. Roberts. On Jan. 23, members met at the home of Sandy Lyons. Pat Mullen and Yvette Stratton finalized plans for the Meeting of Presidents and Vice Presidents for Founders Day. Founders Day will be April 30 at the Moose Lodge. All sisters, past and present, are urged to come rekindle the flame of sisterhood. For more information, contact Janice Ross at 757-4359, ext. 223.