American Legion Post 14: The American Legion family will hold their monthly breakfast and meat raffle this coming Saturday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The post is located at Third and Oak streets. Our members should invite their family and friends to enjoy a good breakfast, visit with each other and generally have a good time. Suggested donations are $5 for adults, and the children (under age 12) eat free. We always have a different chef with different menus, so it makes for a very interesting breakfast. After breakfast we will have the drawing for the meat raffle. Tickets are $2 each or 4 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. For more information, call (928) 757-1878.
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: On Jan. 8, the winners were: tied for first place, Shirley Lantz and Sandy Miles, and Cecil Henry and Bert Leenhouts; third place, John Goryl and David Colfer; and fourth place, Julia Caughlin and Coie O'Malley.
Golden Valley Kiwanis: The next meeting will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Golden Paradise Land Owners building, 5505 W. Highway 68. The speakers will be Keith and Kathy Smith from H&R Block in Golden Valley. Come one. Come all.
Help Animals Lives Today (HALT): Love Animals? We need you. Volunteers are needed! If you need to fulfill community service, come find out how you can help us with the animals. HALT is having their Membership Meeting this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Kathryn Heidenreich Center. You do not need to be a member to attend this meeting; just come and find out what HALT is about. Volunteers are needed at our kennels, for office help, or perhaps you can be a driver in transporting animals to Southern California in our HALT Van. Expenses are paid by HALT! We also need foster homes to temporarily care for HALT animals. HALT is scheduled to be at Petco on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. If you are 14 or over, we need your help to walk and socialize animals at Petco. Parental consent is required. With each HALT adoption, you will receive a Petco certificate bonus booklet valued at a maximum of $225 for dogs or $125 for cats. We need volunteers to walk and socialize HALT dogs on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. This interaction is beneficial and prepares the animals for future placement in their forever homes. Call President Lotti Benker at (928) 692-8940 for more information. HALT is a no-kill rescue organization in Kingman aimed at reducing the number of unwanted animals that lack good homes and may face the prospect of euthanasia. Please visit our new Web site at www.haltaz.org for more information.
High Desert Astronomy Club: The HDAC will be hosting a Public Star Party on Saturday, Jan. 23. The club will set up telescopes in Walleck Ranch Park starting at sundown. The park closes at 10 p.m. Anyone interested can come and look at astronomical wonders. We will show the craters of our moon, Jupiter and its moons, the Great Nebula in Orion and other sights. If you own a telescope, you are welcome, too. HDAC meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Cholla Conference Room at Kingman Regional Medical Center. We have club star parties on the Saturday nearest the new moon each month; the date and location are set at the meeting.
Kingman Area School Retirees Association: KASRA will hold their first meeting of the year at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Elks Club. This will be the planning meeting for the year. Also, membership dues will be collected and volunteer hours for 2009 will be submitted. Ideas for future programs will be solicited from the members. Any person in the community who has been employed with an educational institution anywhere is welcome to join our group. You may contact Membership Chairwoman Shirley Hiestand at (928) 753-5510 or President Sandi Minkler at (928) 757-1585 for additional information.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Jan. 9 were: first, Warren Knudson; second, Bob Bennett; and third, Pat Knudson. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Kingman Republican Men's Club: The next meeting of KRM will be Monday at the usual time and place (Elks Club, 11:30 a.m.). Our guests will be the five City Council candidates, plus Mayor John Salem will be giving a small "State of the City" report. I have acceptances for all five of the Council candidates - Janet Watson, Erin Cochran, Alan Mossberg, Richard Anderson and Ray Lyons. I invited Ray, despite the fact that he is a Democrat, because City Council is a non-partisan election. Trust me, I thought this one over long and hard, because I know there was some opposition to having him speak.
Knights of Columbus: The Knights of Columbus has announced they will be hosting an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner fundraising event at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2255 Butler Ave. (corner of Bond and Butler). Tickets are $8 per person, children 12 and under are $4 each, and can be purchased by visiting the Knights of Columbus Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Bingo or by calling Jerry Carreiro at (928) 279-6382. Dine-in or take-out will be available. The menu is pasta, meatballs, bread, and salad, and a variety of wines will also be available to accompany your dinner.
Morning Glories Community and Family Interest Club: The Morning Glories will meet on Thursday, Jan. 21, 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. The speaker/program is on the History of Mohave County. It will be presented by Dan Messersmith, a local historian and former administrator from Mohave Community College. Members are asked to bring suggestions for programs, charities and fundraisers for 2010-2011. Guests and new members are welcome. For more information, contact Publicity Chairman Jeanne Ensign at (928) 757-0474.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Jan. 6 were: first place, Leo Martensen; second place, Rita Selk; and third place, Elaine Laverne.