Clubs: Thursday, October 8, 2009

American Legion Post 14: Octoberfest is coming to the American Legion. You are invited to our Octoberfest Saturday. We are serving all kinds of German food, including hot potato salad, sauerbraten, German pot roast, pork roast, apple custard cake, brats and kuart, heaven and earth and good German breads. Tickets are $10 for adults, and if you bring a guest, you will receive $1 for each guest who is not a member. Dinner will start at 6 p.m. and we will have free door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. For more information, call (928) 757-1878.

Belles of St. Mary: The Belles, the Catholic ladies of St. Mary's parish, meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Parish Center on Spring Street. President Marietta Green reminds all Catholic women, ages 18 and up, to step up and join the volunteer ranks of these wonderful ladies. Rain, snow, heat or perfect weather does not stop the progress and accomplishments of the Belles of St. Mary. The ladies stand by as the "Girls Friday" to serve at a moment's notice on any emergency request posed by our parish, such as hosting the bishop's visits, First Communion receptions or funeral receptions. Join us! Our regular meetings are at 7 p.m. every second Wednesday of each month.

Cerbat Garden Club: The Cerbat Garden Club's new season starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Johns Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave. Anyone interested in gardening, floral design, civic beautification and conservation of our natural resources is invited to attend. No gardening experience required. This is our second meeting of the season and will be on "Backyard Habitats." Following the business meeting, we will have Beverly Poole as our guest speaker. She is one of the newer members and will advise us on how we can transform our backyards into a natural habitat for wildlife. Plan to join us for this very interesting and informative meeting. We still have frogs available for $10 each and proceeds for this will go toward the Meditation Garden for the Hualapai Mountain Medical Center. Please call me if you would like to get one and help out for this wonderful cause. For more information, call Diana at (928) 757-8659.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: On Oct. 2, the winners were: North-South, first place, Lorraine Frazza and Trey Gordon; second place, Penny Smith and Alan Jones; third place, Mary Radosevich and Bernie Decker; and East-West, first place, Rose Blankenship and Betty Zarling; second place, Julia Caughlin and Coie O'Malley; and third place, Gretchen Carpenter and Shirley Lantz. On Sept. 25, the winners were: first place, Lois Viola and Wolfgang Vorbau; and tied for second place, Julia Caughlin and Coie O'Malley, and Geri Grimes and Karla Kay.

Friends of the Golden Valley Library: The Friends of the Golden Valley Library are selling tickets for their "No Tricks; Just Treats" Halloween Prize. Items include a DVD player, movies and popcorn. Tickets are priced at one for 50 cents and five for $2. Tickets can be purchased at the Golden Valley Library at 3417 N. Verde Road. The winning tickets will be drawn at noon on Oct. 31 at the Golden Valley Library. The winner need not be present to win. Proceeds of the raffle will go toward the construction of a Children's Program Patio and other activities.

Friends of the Valle Vista Library: Customers can rake in some bargains at the Fall Book and Bake Sale at the Valle Vista Library. The Friends are holding the sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Valle Vista Library, 7264 Concho Drive, Suite B. There will be baked goods, used books, videos and audio books for sale. For more information, call (928) 692-7662.

Kingman Arizona Computer Users Group: The Users Group invites you to join them from 2 to 4 p.m. this Sunday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway. This month's presentation will be by Teri Gray on Microsoft's Excel program. For further information, please contact Gloria Richhart at (928) 377-6726.

Kingman Downtown Merchants Association: The association has changed its meeting time and location. This non-profit group meets at 7:30 a.m. every first Wednesday at the KRMC Mohave Dining Room. Final details are being resolved for the annual Walk in the Park Octoberfest scheduled for Oct. 17 and 18 at Locomotive Park. See our new beautiful banner downtown over Andy Devine and First Street.

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: The Kingman Elks Lodge Veterans Committee will host a fund-raising dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Kingman Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave., to honor our military veterans in the community. This dinner, dance and raffle is this year's first major fundraising event for the lodge's various veterans' activities, including visitation and donation programs to the Prescott Veterans' Hospital. Tickets are $10, children under 12 are $7.50, and can be purchased by visiting the Elks Lodge, by calling (928) 753-2547 or by calling Jim Gaily at (928) 692-8770.

Kingman Republican Men's Club: A big hearty thank you to all who were able to make our last meeting on Sept. 21. As the Miner reported, our guest was Dean Martin, current treasurer of Arizona and possibly one day soon the governor. He did confirm that he is seriously thinking of a run for the governorship. We had a great turnout, with over 50 people in attendance. Our next meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 19, at the Elks Lodge, and the guest is Brenda Burns. She is a former state senator who is running for the Arizona Corporation Commission.

Marine Corps League, Kingman Detachment 887: The Kingman Marine Corps League, Detachment 887, will be observing the 237th birthday of the Marine Corps on Nov. 7. The Birthday Ball will be held at the Golden Valley American Legion Hall located at 3435 N. Verde Road, Golden Valley. All Marines and friends of Marines are invited. The tickets are $12 each. There will be the traditional Marine Corps cake-cutting ceremony. A live band will be provided for dancing. Tickets can be purchased between 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the new Safeway.

Mohave County Gemstoners: On Tuesday, the Mohave County Gemstoners will meet at 7 p.m. at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. in Kingman. Our October speaker will be a representative from Mohave Community College. On the third Wednesday of each month, the Gemstoners present an educational program from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mohave County Library in Kingman. Doors open at 6:15. For more information, call "C" or Nan at (928) 846-0927 or visit www.gemstoners.org.

Mohave Republican Forum: The next meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Elks Club, 900 Gates Ave. The public is invited to hear our featured speaker, Tom Horne, current state superintendent of schools, who has also formed an exploratory committee regarding his probable campaign as a Republican candidate for attorney general. The admission charge is $10 per person, which includes dinner. For more information, call Shirley at (928) 753-5183.

Morning Glories Community and Family Interest Club: The Morning Glories will meet Thursday at the Mohave County Extension Office, 101 E. Beale St. Refreshments will be served at 9 a.m. and the meeting will start at 9:30. Members should bring canned food donations for the Kingman Food Bank; members who didn't attend the September meeting may bring school supplies. The program will be "Senior Recreation and Trips" by Yvonne Cassio, recreation coordinator for the Kingman Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, contact Jeanne Ensign at (928) 757-0474.

Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation: It's time once again for the 7th Annual Halloween Bowling "Funraiser" benefiting Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation, a.k.a. R.U.F.F.F. This tournament is a 9-Pin "No-Tap," meaning knock down nine pins on your first ball and it counts as a strike! Cash prizes for top scorers, and costumes are encouraged, with a prize for the best costume. There will be a silent auction and "Rufff-le" with terrific prizes, as well as 50/50 drawings. The tournament will be noon on Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Riverside Resort Bowling Center (Laughlin), with check-in beginning at 11 a.m.

VFW Post 10386: The James L. Standfield VFW Post 10386 will be the host hall for the Cootie/Cutie Dinner Saturday. The Cuties will serve homemade spaghetti sauce with meatballs, Italian sausage, garlic bread, salad, and dessert. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. Now you may ask what is a cootie? We are the Honor Degree of the VFW. Our job is to help hospitalized veterans. For more information please call (928) 757-9191 after noon. The post is located at 3036 John L Ave.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Sept. 30 were: first place, Sarah Peters; second place, Elaine Laverne; and third place, Nelson Gaska.