American Legion Post 14: Nominations and voting for the Second Vice Commander position will take place at tonight's meeting at 5:30. Our "Third Saturday Breakfast" is this weekend. From 8:30 to 10 a.m., Legion family members and their guests can enjoy french toast, scrambled eggs and sausage, along with other buffet items. Tickets for the meat raffle are also available, and the drawings will be held that morning during breakfast; you do not need to be present to win. The Early Bird dinner will be Saturday, Nov. 13, and all Legion family members who have renewed or joined for 2011 are invited to dinner at no cost. If you have not renewed yet, you still have time. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak. The phone number is (928) 753-3555.
Belles of St. Mary: Once again, St. Mary's Belles turned out en masse to help sponsor the Annual Church Picnic. Our Lord blessed us with perfect weather. Chef Gaul and his crew of barbecue experts (these included local hero specialist Alex Velez and proud Papa Fernando) served up 150 hamburgers and 50 hotdogs, along with the most delicious homemade beans prepared by Armida Moreno. Desserts were showcased on a table groaning under the weight of cookies, brownies and cupcakes - every child's dream come to life! The Belles served as perfect hostesses over the food line, at the Bingo Ramada, at the ticket sales booth, the raffle booth, and at the ever-so-popular Cake Walk (more details next week). A very special Catholic Parish Mission is set for Sunday, Oct. 17, through Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at the church. Special sessions will also be offered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. The Belles will be serving refreshments. Everyone is welcome.
Daughters of Mohave County Pioneers: The Daughters met for their regular business meeting on Sept. 20 at Calico's Restaurant at 11 a.m. We had been adjourned the months of July and August. On June 21, a get-together was held at Upton's Bed and Breakfast, hosted by Tommie (Grounds) Upton. A sack lunch was taken by members, drinks were given by the B&B, and dessert was served by President Judy; 28 members and guests were present. A wonderful day was enjoyed by all. The Daughters are descendents of their parents and/or grandparents of Mohave County. The Daughters were organized in 1958. For more information, please call President Dorothy Brown at (928) 757-2546. The next meeting will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, at Calico's, 418 W. Beale St.
Desert Road Riders Motorcycle Club: Bikers and trash - yes, that's right - they do go together! But not like everybody thinks. In May, the Desert Road Riders applied for a section of historic Route 66 just north of Kingman under the Adopt-a-Highway program. Permission was granted by ADOT and the riders showed up in force! Fifteen bikers showed up in their biker cuts wearing the proper state-furnished fluorescent vests to pick up the highway trash. Many passersby may have assumed they were fulfilling some bizarre probation or work release program. Not at all! Voluntarily and from the heart, it was done as a community service. In the four-mile section of Route 66, the Desert Road Riders collected 60 bags of trash weighing more than 3,000 pounds. The day was a great success and the Desert Road Riders' section of Route 66 can again be enjoyed in its beauty by Arizona travelers.
Dolan Springs Chamber of Commerce: Mark your calendar for the annual Dolan Springs Day, new date, new place. The date will be this Saturday, Oct. 16; the place will be the Mt. Tipton Community Park (except for the parade and pancake breakfast at the VFW Post which will be in the commercial center of Dolan Springs). Events planned: Route 66 Cruiser Car Show with Don West as MC. They will also have games for the children and adults, gunfighting group Bustles and Bullets, beer garden, square dance demonstrations, weaving demonstrations and food vendors. Vendors and parade applicants should contact chairperson Lee McWilliams at (702) 371-2229.
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: On Oct. 8, the winners were: first place, Jim Blaschak and Trey Gordon; second place, John Goryl and David Colfer; third place, Bryan Carlson and Karla Kay; and fourth place, Lois Viola and Jerry Lipson. A bridge class is being held at Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center. For more information, call Lorraine at (928) 757-3397.
Golden Valley Kiwanis: The Golden Valley Kiwanis will hold a Bunco Bonanza fundraiser in Golden Valley on Saturday, Oct. 23. Men and women who would be interested in helping Golden Valley children can support the latest Kiwanis fundraiser. All the money collected goes into the Children's Foundation account and is used only in our local communities to benefit local children. We will be having a Bunco good time on Oct. 23; the cost is only $25 and includes six rounds of Bunco, dinner provided by Off Road Diner and a raffle ticket. There will be prizes and fun all evening. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m., and Bunco starts at 6 p.m. Pre-registration is strongly suggested; dinner is only guaranteed for pre-paid registrations. Visit our website to RSVP on the coming attractions page at www.gvkiwanis.org or you may call for more information or to have a registration sent to you via e-mail at (928) 565-4601.
Kingman Disc Golf Society: The KDGS is a group of individuals dedicated to supporting and promoting the sport of disc golf in and around Kingman. We meet at Firefighters Park at 5 p.m. on Thursdays. New players are encouraged to come out anytime and learn the sport free of charge! We are hosting the 2nd Annual Halloween Howl disc golf tournament at Firefighters on Oct. 31. Proceeds from this event will benefit our local Senior In-Home Meals program. Please visit our website for more information: www.kingmandiscgolf.com.
Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: The Halloween Dinner Dance on Friday, Oct. 29, will be the Epic Monster Ball. Dinner will be from 5 to 7 p.m., and dancing will be from 7 to 10 or later. The cover charge is $3 for singles and $5 for couples. There will be a Halloween costume competition for best innovative costumes, ladies, men and couples. Kingman City Councilwoman Erin Cochran has agreed to host a silent auction during the event. The proceeds will benefit the Kingman Boys and Girls Club. Area businesses and merchants donate prizes, which are displayed during the event. Guests bid on the items silently by writing a bid on the sheet near the item. At some time toward the end of dinner, the bidding stops and the winners are announced. The proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Club. For more information, call (928) 753-2547.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Oct. 9 were: first, Jan Crosier; second, Gladys Hoover; and third, John Goryl. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Kingman Social Club: Come to the Kingman Social Club's 11:30 a.m. luncheon meeting at the Elks Lodge this coming Tuesday, Oct. 19. All adults in the surrounding area are invited to come and enjoy participating in a "Chinese Auction." Bring your White Elephants and a handful of quarters for this fast-paced auction and bid to win a treasure! Nominations for next year's officers will be accepted at this meeting; consider how you would like to participate is our organization. On Oct. 26, we'll be celebrating Halloween with dinner at the Elks. Come in costume, if you dare, otherwise, just come and enjoy the camaraderie. For further information, contact President John Goryl at (928) 757-0305.
Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation: Holistic Chiropractic, Dr. Barbara Dorf, 701 Stockton Hill Road in Kingman, and Hayes Chiropractic, Dr. Bart Hayes, across from Baskin Robbins and the old Safeway in Bullhead City, are sponsoring a pet food drive for the entire month of October to benefit RUFFF House "no-kill" animal sanctuary. The immediate need is for dry dog food. but all pet food and items, new or gently used, can be dropped off at either location. For more information or other drop-off locations, call (928) 565-2275.
Venture Club of Kingman: The next Venture Club meeting is Oct 26 at Calico's from noon to 1 p.m. We will be discussing our major club project for the year and fall activities, such as the start of our pie sales for Thanksgiving.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Wednesday, Oct. 6, were: first place, Rita Selk; second, Lorna Gabby; and third, Barbara Gracin.