Clubs: Thursday, October 15, 2009

American Legion Post 14: The American Legion family will hold their monthly breakfast and meat raffle from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday. The post is located at Third and Oak streets in downtown Kingman. The suggested donation is $5 for adults, children eat free. After breakfast we have the drawing for the meat raffle. Tickets are $2 each or four for $5. We will have four drawings, sometimes more, so you have a good chance at winning and you don't have to be present to win. Tickets are available at the bar anytime. For more information, call (928) 757-1878.

Daughters of Mohave County Pioneers: The Daughters will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at Calico's Restaurant, 418 W. Beale St. The guest speaker will be Supervisor Gary Watson. For further information, call (928) 692-6688.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: On Oct. 9, the winners were: first place, Jim Blaschak and Trey Gordon; second place, Kay Klaus and Jerry Lipson; third place, Lorraine Frazza and Karla Kay; and fourth place, Bert Leenhouts and Bryan Carlson.

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 Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Golden Valley Library. The winner need not be present to win.

Future Business Leaders of America: The Future Business Leaders of America student organization from Kingman High School is hosting a "Glow-Ball Golf Tournament" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course. The purpose of this fundraising tournament is to generate resources for our students to partake in the organization's professional opportunities. By participating in FBLA, our students learn leadership and business networking skills, practice career development and specialize in a specific business related topic. Additionally, we are planning a peer-mentoring project for elementary school students, middle school presentations and other community service events. If you have any questions, call Jean Meersman at (269) 271-4461 or jmeersman@kusd.org.

Help Animals Lives Today (HALT): We have a Volunteer Youth Program; come find out how you can help us with the animals. Join us at our HALT meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway, for the latest HALT updates; everyone is welcome. Please join us for "Adoption Days" from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Petco. Please visit www.haltaz.org for more information and directions to HALT, or call (928) 692-8940.

Kingman Downtown Merchants Association: This non-profit association 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 Pinochle Club: The winners on Oct. 10 were: first, Warren Knudson; second, Rose Lesniewski; and third, Jan Crosier. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Kingman Republican Men's Club: The next meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Elks Club, 900 Gates Ave. Our guest will be Brenda Burns, who is running for the Arizona Corporation Commission. For those who don't know much about the function of this commission, Brenda will be giving a talk on the history and functions of the commission. As always, the cost will include lunch and is $10. We'll also be accepting fees for annual dues, and any new members paying for this year will get next year included, all for $15 ($10 for associate members). Feel free to call (928) 530-3637 for further information.

Laureate Beta Epsilon: Laureate Beta Epsilon met at the home of Marsha Gatlin. She reported her involvement with Coast Guard, Rosie Freeman her church work and Corliss Foley her work with the Diabetes Association. Members brought up their thoughts on a chapter project for the Thanksgiving holiday. Further discussion was tabled until the next regular meeting. The cultural meeting was given by Marsha on photography. The next meeting was held at the home of Elyse Siokos. At that time, a beautiful album was presented to past president Roxie Daniel detailing her year as chapter president. The chapter decided that they would have their couples Halloween party at the home of Gene and Roxie Daniel. There will be a scavenger hunt for food, with the food being donated to the Kingman Area Food Bank. The next meeting was held at Roxie's home. At that time she thanked members for her album and especially Corliss for all the hard work. Members continued to work on plans to help two families in need for the Thanksgiving holiday. The cultural program was given by Roxie on oil and acrylic painting.

Marine Corps League, Kingman Detachment 887: The Kingman Marine Corps League, Detachment 887, will observe the 237th birthday of the Marine Corps on Nov. 7. The Birthday Ball will be at the Golden Valley American Legion Hall, 3435 N. Verde Road. All Marines and friends of Marines are invited. The tickets are $12 each. The meal will be prepared and served by the Golden Valley American Legion with a choice of roast beef or roast chicken. 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 Staples.

Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation: It's time once again for the 7th Annual Halloween Bowling "Funraiser" benefiting 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 a 50/50 drawings. The tournament is at noon on Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Riverside Resort Bowling Center (Laughlin), with check-in beginning at 11 a.m. Pre-registration is recommended and can be done by calling (702) 298-2535. Entree fee is $25 and includes three games of bowling. Bring a pet item (that is, dog food, toys, bowls, etc.) and receive two free Rufff-le tickets for each item! R.U.F.F.F is the tri-state's oldest and largest "no-kill" companion animal sanctuary with over 10,000 animals rescued since we began in January 2000! For more information please call (928) 565-BARK.

TOPS AZ 287: Taking Off Pounds and Keeping Off Pounds Sensibly held their Friday morning meeting Oct. 9. Leader Beverly Prader called the meeting to order. During the business session, discussion was conducted regarding the Fall Rally on Oct. 24 at Topock Golden Shores. Baskets are being filled for the raffle, and crafts to be sold are being made by some members. Numerals were presented by Viola Emans to KOPS members for years being at or below their goal weight - Ruby Lee Dierks, five years, and Rachel Thalrose, eight years. The meeting was then turned over to Peggy Smith who presented awards for the month of September. KOPS Ballerina: Dawn Calhoun. TOPS Ballerina: Carol Smith. Best weight losses in all divisions: Mary Byford, Mary Ann Chawaszczewski, Jan Crozier, Joyce Ewing, Naomi Jiles, Nellie Odom and Carol Smith. Carol Trimble and Carol Smith: charms for losing 10 pounds. Joyce Ewing: for losing 30 pounds. Turning in small turtles for being the same weight 10 times: Laura Hignite. KOPS at or below goal for six months: Becky Furr and Laura Hignite. Six weeks of consecutive losses: Mary Byford. Six months walking and exercising: Viola Emans. Turning in 10 smiley faces for 10 weeks of non-consecutive losses: Marjorie Breer, Mary Byford, Joyce Ewing, Lynn McIntyre, Connie Rule and Tom Rule. KOPS turning in 13 gold pins for being at or below goal 13 weeks: Marjorie Esposito, Susie Fisher and Laura Hignite. Susie Fisher: a charm for maintaining 13 weeks of calorie charting. Special Recognition to Mae Daily for the beautiful banners she creates for our chapters' award programs. Welcoming of new members: Jan Klatt, Stephany Ramey, Carol Staggs and Carol Trimble. Special charm to Mary Byford for bringing friends Maria Arreola, Nellie Odom and Carol Trimble. Beads to KOPS for being at of below goal for September to 13 members. Mary McNamara won the water award. TOPS Walking awards: first place, Naomi Jiles; second place, Denna Mumford. Exercise: first place, Darlene Sweet; second place, Vera Pemberton. KOPS Rachel Thalrose: first place walking and exercising. Walking and exercising, second place: Ruby Lee Dierks. For more information, call Pam Estep at (928) 565-1877 or pam287@npgcable.com.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners Oct. 7 were: first place, Elaine Laverne; second place, Nancy Crow; and third place, Rita Selk.