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Club News: Thursday, October 21, 2010

American Legion Post 14: Congratulations to our new 2nd Vice Commander John Stevenson Sr. who was elected at our last meeting. On Sunday, all Legion family members and guests are invited to participate in the S.A.L.'s Broomstick Pool Tournament. Funds from this event benefit the Legion's Child Welfare Foundation. Broomsticks are provided. Sign-in with a $5 buy-in at high noon. On Tuesday, find the hero in you by donating blood at our community-wide blood drive in the meeting hall of Post 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended; please call (702) 638-7400 for an appointment. Raffle tickets are now available for a "large basket of refreshing adult beverages." Stop in to get your tickets at $5 each or 6 for $25. The drawing will be held on Dec. 4; you need not be present to win. For questions on these or other upcoming events, please call (928) 753-3555. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in downtown Kingman.

For the Luv of Paws Domestic Animal Rescue and Sanctuary: There will be a Howl-oween Dog Adoption Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, at Stockton Hill Feed, 4250 Stockton Hill Road. All dogs are altered and vaccinated. Paws-itively Charming's 50-percent-off sale will be the week of Nov. 8 through 13. This non-profit thrift shop at 204 N. Fourth St., downtown, gives all proceeds to support For the Luv of Paws. There will be a mega-yard sale in December. Anyone with anything to donate is asked to call Cherie at (928) 897-7304 or Nancy at (928) 263-6149. Tax-deductible receipts are available. For the Luv of Paws is in critical need to Igloo or hard plastic dog houses for winter, scoopable kitty litter and dry dog food. If you can help by donating any of these, please call Cherie or Nancy at the numbers above. The next monthly fundraiser, Washin' 'N Waggin' Dog Wash, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Morti's World of Dog Grooming, 701 Stockton Hill Road, Suite P (across from the main Post Office). Prices are: small $15, medium $20 and large $25, which includes wash, dry and nail clipping; it's first come, first served. For more information, please call Nancy or Cherie.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: On Oct. 15, the winners were: first place, Jim Blaschak and Trey Gordon; second place, Nancy Axelson and Dick Axelson (visitors from Alaska); third place, Dave Colfer and John Goryl; and tied for fourth and fifth places, Donna Blaschak and Bryan Carlson, and Shirley Lantz and Sandy Miles. A bridge class is being held at Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center; for information, call Lorraine at (928) 757-3397.

Friends of the Valle Vista Library: The Friends of Valle Vista Library will hold their Fall Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 7264 Concho Drive, Suite B. Used books, audio books and videos available at low, low prices. To find the sale, turn left off Route 66 near milepost 71 onto Concho Drive and the library is on the left just a short distance inside the entrance to Valle Vista. Call (928) 692-7662 for further information.

Good Sams Club, Route 66 Sams RV Camping Chapter: We camp the third Friday of every month. For more information, contact Betty Daly at (928) 757-8085 or e-mail:

Kingman Aid to Abused People: KAAP is sponsoring the Race Against Violence starting at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Metcalfe Park, 315 W. Beale at Grandview. All proceeds will benefit KAAP. Packet pick-up is from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, at 2701 E. Andy Devine. For more information, call (928) 753-6222 or visit

Kingman Area Master Gardeners: The Kingman Area Master Gardeners will be presenting a "Preparing for Spring" workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Hualapai Mountain Medical Center, 3401 Santa Rosa Drive, Conference Room A and B. There is no charge for this workshop; it is free and open to the public. The workshop will cover: Seed Selection, Soil Preparation, Dividing Bulbs And Tubers, Perennial Care, and Controlling Insects. Seating is limited, so please call (928) 753-3788 for your reservation.

Kingman Area School Retirees' Association: KASRA will hold its next meeting beginning at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Hualapai Mountain Medical Center, 3801 Santa Rosa Drive. After lunch and a brief business meeting, members will be taken on a tour of the new facility. A raffle will be held for a turquoise pendant that has been donated by Dorian Trahan, all proceeds going to our scholarship/mini-grant fund. For more information or to arrange for a ride, please contact Sandi Minkler at (928) 757-1585 or Shirley Hiestand at (928) 753-5510.

Kingman Bike Night: The Bike Night on Wednesday, Oct. 27, will feature live music, dancing and fun beginning at 5 p.m. There will be a costume contest and bike show with first, second and third place costume prizes awarded at 8 p.m. and bike trophies at 8:30. The 50/50 raffle will benefit Kingman Boys and Girls Club. We meet at Porky's Pit, 2215 E. Butler, Kingman. For more information, please call (928) 692-6601.

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 Memorial 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:

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. 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 the dinner, the bidding stops and the winners are announced. The proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Club in the name of the sponsors and the Kingman Elks Lodge. For more information, call (928) 753-2547.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Oct. 16 were: first, Harold Goddard; second, Mae Thomas; and third, Gus Englehardt. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Morning Glories Community and Family Interest Club: The Morning Glories will meet today, Oct. 21, at the Mohave County Extension Office at 101 E. Beale St. Refreshments will be served at 9 a.m. and the meeting will start at 9:30. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food items to both the October and November meetings for the food bank. The speaker will be Betty Kahlor of the Kingman Area Food Bank. New members and guests are welcome. For more information, contact Publicity Chairman Jeanne Ensign at (928) 757-0474.

Mutt Matchers and Friends: MM&F is hosting a 5K event to benefit our adoption center and our new Stop Pet Overpopulation Together program. SPOT provides free spay and neuter services to the dogs of qualified residents in the greater Kingman area. MM&F's Howl-O-Ween 5K will take place Sunday, Oct. 31. The day will begin with the Muttster Dash at 7:30 a.m., followed by the human race at 8. An awards ceremony and raffle drawing will follow. All registrants are eligible to win prizes. You or your dog do not have to be present at the time of the drawing to win door prizes but must be present to be eligible for any awards based on performance in the events. Awards will be given to the top male and top female overall; the top three finishers in each age division; and the top dog in the Muttster Dash. Other awards may be given in addition to those listed. The race will start and finish at the Mutt Matchers and Friends adoption center, 1001 Buchanan, across from Western Arizona Humane Society. Dogs must be leashed at all times and may participate only in the Muttster Dash, not the 5K event. Water will be available for all dogs. Medical personnel will be on site for both human and dog participants. Registration forms are available at the Mutt Matchers and Friends adoption center and online at Packet pick-up will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, at MM&F. Race-day registration is from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Oct. 31.

Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation: RUFFF is holding adoptions from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this weekend at RUFFFHouse in Golden Valley. We have many, many medium- to large-sized loving adult dogs (no puppies) and great kitties looking for "furever" loving homes. You'll need a verifiable tri-state photo ID, fenced yard for dogs unless in an apartment, written permission from landlord if renting, and a donation to RUFFF to help cover veterinary expenses. All animals are spayed/neutered and vaccinated and ready to be a part of your family. Please call (928) 279-6409 for directions or appointments. Volunteers are also needed.

Vietnam Veterans of America: The monthly meetings are on a rotating basis in Kingman, Lake Havasu and Bullhead City. The next regular meeting of Mohave County Chapter 975 will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, at VFW Post 10386 at 3036 John L Ave., Kingman. For more information, call (928) 855-7994.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Oct. 13 were: first place, Nelson Gaska; second place, Nancy Crow; and third place, John Goryl.

Xi Beta Phi: The last meeting was held at Betty Lou Reed's home where the sisters made homemade gift cards, and 12 sisters were in attendance. Beginning Day was successful with an African theme, and international foods were served. Eighteen sisters and guests enjoyed the festivities.