Clubs: Thursday, May 20, 2010

American Red Cross: The Red Cross will present Adult CPR training at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, at the Lingenfelter Center, 1099 Sunrise Ave. The purpose of the class is to train lay responders to overcome any reluctance to act in an emergency situation and to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults. Cost of the training is $35, and upon successful completion of the course, a certificate valid for one year will be issued. For more information and to register for the class, call (928) 718-7121.

Belles of St. Mary: This is it - the weekend approaches - the "First Ever Altar Servers Recognition and Appreciation Picnic! All Belles of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church are reminded that their baking prowess will be on parade as these young, older and "all-in-between" altar servers are thanked for their years of loyal participation in the most solemn celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the heart of Roman Catholic religion. All altar servers and their families are to gather at Centennial Park, Ramada II (swimming pool side) picnic area, at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 22. Chef Jerry C. and Cheffess Donna C. will be serving hotdogs and hamburgers with all the trimmings. The Belles are furnishing delicious homemade cookies and cupcakes! Water, soda and tea will be on hand. Local band "Ladihawke" will be the music featured on stage. Don't forget - 3 p.m. this Saturday, May 22, at Centennial Park. This event is spearheaded by the Belles and co-sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: On May 14, the winners were: first place, Kay Klaus and Jerry Lipson; second place, Lois Viola and Wolfgang Vorbau; third place, Virginia Mead and Karla Kay; and fourth place, Bryan Carlson and Lorraine Frazza.

Kingman Area School Retirees' Association: KASRA will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, at the Elks Lodge. After lunch, a program will feature our first mini-grant winner, teacher Teresa Dolan, and some of her students, who plan to use a PowerPoint presentation showing what they accomplished with their funds. Hualapai Elementary School was randomly selected at our March meeting to give their teachers who are interested the opportunity to apply for a mini-grant for next school year. Scholarship Committee members Barb Sorenson, Sue Snell and Paul Tribbett attended a recent Hualapai faculty meeting to explain the application procedures. District 5 Vice President Frank McVey and his wife, Bonnie, are preparing to attend the state AASRA convention in early June. They will be taking a display board showing our past year's activities, a table centerpiece for the main banquet, a See's Candy gift card donated by member Jean Graham as our contribution for a door prize, and a basket containing a hand-knit shawl donated by member Ginny Snyder and various beverages to go with it as supplied by each member. Membership Chairwoman Shirley Hiestand will be contacting this year's school retirees to explain the purpose of our organization and encourage them to join. For further information or any questions, please contact Membership Chairwoman Shirley Hiestand at (928) 753-5510 or President Sandi Minkler at (928) 757-1585.

Kingman Mothers of Preschoolers: MOPS (www.mops.org) stands for Mothers of Preschoolers. Meetings are from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Johns United Methodist Church, library and nursery, 1730 Kino Ave. The next meeting will be Monday, May 24. For more information, call the church at (928) 692-8828 or Nina at (928) 757-1241.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on May 15 were: first, Florence Ragsdale; second, Warren Knudson; and third, Pat Knudson. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Mutt Matchers and Friends: Mutt Matchers has initiated a new program called SPOT - Stop Pet Overpopulation Together. SPOT will provide free spay and neuter of dogs for low-income families that meet the requirements in the greater Kingman area. Applications and instructions can be found on our Web site: www.muttmatchers.org. Applications can also be picked up at our adoption center at 1001 Buchanan St. in Kingman on Wednesdays and Saturdays between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. only. In order for this program to be on-going, we are requesting that the community donate generously to help with this effort to stop unwanted litters. Help SPOT work! Mail donations to: P.O. Box 766, Attn: SPOT Program, Kingman, AZ 86402. For more information, please call (928) 718-4364 on Wednesdays and Saturdays only between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. when one of our SPOT volunteers will be on hand to help you. A yard sale to benefit Mutt Matchers and Friends will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 21 and 22, at Mutt Matchers, 1001 Buchanan St. If you have any gently used merchandise, please bring it to our center between 9:30 and 3:30 Monday through Saturday. No clothing please.

Route 66 Special Olympics: We are a year-round program that helps children and adults with intellectual disabilities compete in different sports venues. Special Olympics offers interested individuals an opportunity to practice and compete in a variety of sports such as basketball, swimming, softball, bowling, track and field, and floor hockey. We conduct weekly practices during each sport season for a specific sport. Anyone interested in becoming an athlete or volunteer please contact Cara Engstrom at (928) 303-0773. On June 26, Route 66 Special Olympics is sponsoring the Crazy Co-Ed Softball Tournament at Centennial Park at 9 a.m. to raise funds for our local delegation. Team entry is $250 per team. Dugout sponsorships are available for $125 and offer businesses an advertising opportunity. Please call Cara to sign up or for details.

Vietnam Veterans of America: The monthly meetings are on a rotating basis in Kingman, Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City. The next regular meeting of Mohave County Chapter 975 will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, at Knights of Columbus, 186 London Bridge Ave., Lake Havasu City. For more information, call (928) 855-7994.