American Legion Post 14: After tonight's short E-board meetings, our American Legion family will enjoy a potluck holiday dinner. Everyone is welcome to bring a dish and join us. The post will be closed on Christmas Day, and will be open regular hours on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Auxiliary Unit 14 will prepare their First Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 2. For a $5 donation per person, Legion family members and their guests can feast on a de-lish selection of breakfast and lunch items. On Jan. 8, Legionnaires will be preparing the barbecue lunch at Mother Road Harley-Davidson. Volunteers to help are welcome; anyone may have lunch for a donation of any amount. Contact Commander Rick at (928) 757-3860 for more details. For those members who have not yet renewed for 2011, please know that your cards expire at the end of December. We truly appreciate everyone who has already renewed, and ask those who have not to remember that renewal now saves our organization "reminder costs" later. Wouldn't you rather have our funds go for veteran-related projects than paper and postage? Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in downtown Kingman. Our phone number is (928) 753-3555.
Belles of St. Mary: As anticipated, all Belles in attendance at our annual Christmas Potluck had a most enjoyable evening. The banquet tables were laden with delicious entrees and desserts - the ladies outdid themselves in their presentations of decadent delicacies. Instead of our usual attention to business matters, this particular gathering was rather quiet and subdued - this was obviously due to all the wonderful foods provided. The parish meeting hall was filled with contented yummy sounds and calls for "seconds." A raucous exchange of ornament gifts and a formal sitting for a group photo rounded off the evening. The raffle drawing was a smashing success - and winners will be announced soon. Gillie C. is to be commended for bringing a friend, and it was a pleasure to welcome Fillomena V. and Norma F. back to the fold. On this eve of Christmas Eve, may we all raise our eyes and prayers heavenward and give thanks to the God who continues to bless us. As we joyfully wish Merry Christmas to all, let us remember He who came to save us, Christ the King.
Daughters of Mohave County Pioneers: The Daughters meet at 11:30 a.m. every third Monday at Calico's Restaurant, 418 W. Beale St. Anyone with family ties to Mohave County residents in 1945 or before is welcome to become a member. Our activities include collecting donations for scholarships.
Kingman Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3744: We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. The social room will be closed at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day; may all our members and guests have a wonderful and blessed Christmas and thank you for your continued support throughout the year. Join us in celebrating the new year on Friday, Dec. 31, with live music by the band Moving Along and a breakfast at midnight. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple; purchase your tickets in the social room. Members and guests welcome. The F.O.E. is located at 4536 Patsy Drive. For more information, contact the social room at (928) 757-8635.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Dec. 18 were: first, Flo Ragsdale; second, Barbara Stoefen; and third, Rose Lesniewski. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Overeaters Anonymous: A new support group of OA will begin meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Hualapai Mountain Medical Center, Room A, 3801 Santa Rosa Drive. Future meetings will be every Wednesday, same time, same place. For further information, call (928) 377-0125 or Jeanne at (928) 692-3840.
VFW Post 10386: VFW Post 10386 at 3036 John L Ave. will have a New Year's Eve Celebration Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight. There will be music by Nashville Express; party favors; a ham and egg breakfast; ceiling balloon drop at midnight; and special guest star "Chuck Wayne." Tickets, on sale at the bar, are $10 each or $15 per couple. For more information, call (928) 757-9191 or (928) 757-8821.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Wednesday, Dec. 15, were: first place, Kathy Townsend; second place, Mary Wallace; and third place, Rita Selk.