Club News: Thursday, November 25, 2010

Acapella Ladies Sing-sation: This is a small group of women who love to sing four-part harmony and are looking for any others who would like to join them. At this time, they are meeting at the Gardens, 3131 Western Ave. in the dining area at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. If anyone is interested in joining them, call Jann at (928) 279-1933 or Sandra at (928) 757-8921, or e-mail to janndean09@gmail.com.

American Legion Post 14: From now through Nov. 27, donations are being accepted for the Prescott VA Hospital's Gift Shop for its patients. Jewelry, small toys, new games, new clothes and monetary donations to purchase needed items may be dropped off at Post 14 on Third and Oak streets. The hospital's patients get to "shop" for holiday gifts for themselves and to give to their family members; they are not charged for their "purchases." All donations will be transported to the gift shop on Nov. 28. For information on these events and more, contact Post 14 at (928) 753-3555.

Belles of St. Mary: Nov. 10 found the Belles listening intently to guest speaker Rachel Labrum, a young local homemaker. This energetic mother of four shared her hands-on experience in saving money! Mrs. Labrum took us step-by-step through the secrets of combining store sales and coupons for surefire savings. All Belles who are computer savvy quickly noted the key entry - grocerysmarts.com; those of us who still cling to our Selectric typewriters just nodded with a glazed and faraway look in the eyes. All Belles are reminded that little time remains for the selling of raffle tickets for our annual fundraiser, the Belles' "Basket of Cheer." We also have a deep-fry turkey tub donated thanks to Ruby Dierking! There are additional prizes as well - contact any Belle - drawing is slated for Dec. 15. The second week of December is a Holy Day of Obligation for all Catholics. We celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with a Vigil Mass at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, and also at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Because of this celebration, the Belles' Annual Christmas Potluck is moving to 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday, Dec. 15. This is party time and always an event sure to create many happy and hilarious memories. The raffle drawing is but one of the major highlights promised. All Belles are expected.

Kingman Bike Night: At our regular Wednesday Bike Night at Porky's Pit on Dec 1, we are having a KRRK Radio live remote broadcast (attendees can give radio interviews about Bike Night); live music and dancing from 6 to 9 p.m.; a bike show with trophies (we postponed the trophies one week due to Thanksgiving week); special recognition trophies awarded to our special Bike Night helpers; and dinner specials from Porky's Pit ... great food! There will be outdoor heaters, and a tent is available to keep us warm. Cold weather won't keep us away! Also, there will be a benefit raffle for Boys & Girls Club of Kingman. We are still sponsored by Performance Specialists. For more information, call (928) 692-6601.

Kingman Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3744: Friday night there will be a dinner and dance with dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Dinner and salad bar is only $6.50 per person. Dancing will be from 7 to 11 p.m.; music provided by the band Little Town. There will be a 50/50 prize drawing to benefit one of our charities. The kitchen is also open on Saturdays from 7 to 10 a.m. for breakfast; members and guests are welcome. The F.O.E. is located at 4536 Patsy Drive. For more information, contact the social room at (928) 757-8635. The Eagles Auxiliary will be having a craft show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. All local artists and craftsmen will be displaying and selling their crafts for your Christmas shopping. Proceeds go to the Kidney Research and the Children's Christmas Party.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Nov. 13 were: first, Bob Bennett; second, Mae Thomas; and third, Warren Knudsen. The winners on Nov. 20 were: first, Bob Bennett; second, Warren Knudson; and third, Jan Crosier. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Korean War Veterans Association of Mohave County: The Veterans will hold their meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave. We hope to see you there. The dinner, normally held later the same day, has been moved to Saturday, Dec. 18. For more information, call Bill at (928) 757-7728.

Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD): The next meeting of the 2010 Victim Impact Panel will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, Training Room, 600 W. Beale St. To register, call (602) 240-6500, option 2, then option 3 for Mohave County. Follow the detailed instructions. Class fee is $30, money order only, made payable to MADD. Classes are held on the first Tuesday of every other month. Anyone interested in being a volunteer with this organization can contact June at (928) 681-3435.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Wednesday, Nov. 17, were: first place, Hazel Warnock; second place, Nelson Gaska; and third place, Elaine Laverne.

Xi Beta Phi-Beta Sigma Phi: A past meeting was held at Joyce Onnen's home with 14 sisters in attendance. Joyce cooked up the best chili ever tasted! Plans were made for the Christmas party at Calico's, and a Thanksgiving and Christmas charity project for local families were discussed. Pat Mullen distributed tickets for Kingman Cancer Care. Sisters bring can goods to each meeting to be given to the Cornerstone Mission. A "Bottle Auction" was held at Betty Lou Reed's home with the proceeds going to the chapter for "Ways and Means." Several sisters and guests enjoyed meeting at The Wine Cellar on Nov. 5. Sisters from Kingman chapter "Laureate Beta Gamma" graciously donated their chapter's supplies to "Xi Beta Phi." A thank-you card was sent with much appreciation and sadness.