Club News: Thursday, April 7, 2010

Belles of St. Mary's: This week plus two more equals the arrival of our Pascal Feast, the most solemn of our religious celebrations. Three months into 2011 and the Belles have already gathered monies for Father Matthew's vestments, money for the church building fund and donated all proceeds from our Ash Wednesday meal to help the families in crisis through the St. Vincent de Paul ministry. Not too shabby, ladies! Next Wednesday, always the second Wednesday, we gather to lay out our future plans for this year. So, 7 p.m. at the Parish Center - come and bring a friend!

Bent Bucket Bunch 4-H Club: The 7th Annual Poker Ride and Drawing fundraiser will be April 16, 2011, at Yellow Pines Ranch. Registration is at 9 a.m.; ride starts at 10. Lunch will start at 1 p.m. The registration fee is $20, extra poker hands are $5 and drawing tickets $1 each or 6 for $5. Lunch only will be $7.50. Directions to Yellow Pines Ranch are: From Kingman take I-40 to Blake Ranch Road. Turn right, follow road to the Yellow Pine Ranch/Laughlin Ranch sign. After the bend, it will be on the right. For more information, call Sydney at (928) 692-1820, Terry at (928) 715-4890 or Mahala at (928) 279-3526.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: On April 1, the winners were: first place, Gladys Smith and Coie O'Malley; second place, Bert Leenhouts and Lorraine Frazza; third place, Jim Blaschak and Trey Gordon; and fourth place, Karla Kay and Bryan Carlson.

Friends of Dolan Springs Library: The Friends in Dolan Springs Library will hold a huge book/bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at 16140 Pierce Ferry Road, Dolan Springs. There will also be a 14-item Raffle Sale. For more information, call (928) 767-4292.

Kingman Arizona Computer Users Group: KACUG invites you to join them at 2 p.m. this Sunday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. We are now set up with "Wireless Network" at the Heidenreich Center for those who wish to bring their laptops. This month, Tom Acree will give a follow-up presentation on the Linux Ubuntu operating system, an alternative to Microsoft Windows. If you are having a technical problem, please attend and we will help. All persons with an interest in computers are welcome, experience not necessary. To view this month's Agenda or any past month's agenda please click on our website www.kingmanazcug.com and "Agenda." For further information, please contact President, Gloria Richhart at 377-6726. See you Sunday at 2 p.m.

Kingman Elks Lodge: Special Events: Saturday, April 9: District deputy clinic for newly elected lodge officers will be held at the Elks Lodge in Payson, Ariz. The blood drive held March 28 in the lodge dining room has 24 donors participate in giving blood.

Kingman Kutups: The Kingman Kutups Square Dance club meets Tuesdays at the Senior Nutritional Center, 1776 Airway Ave. The "Cruisin' Route 66 Jubilee" dance on April 8 and 9 will be for all mainstream/plus dancers and round dances - callers Mike Wilder, Dale Dockery and Carrie Masters, cuers Chuck and Sandi Weiss - dances will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the center. For additional information, please call Nancy at (928) 279-0466 or Jean at (928) 565-3058.

Kingman Republican Men's Club: At our April meeting, we will have a visit from Robert Stump, who is a member of the Arizona Corporation Commission. This commission is the most important regulatory body in the state with a myriad of functions.With the retirement of Senator Jon Kyl, as well as Arizona gaining a seat in Congress through redistricting, there will be a number of people running for higher office next year, and Commissioner Stump may well be one of them. The meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 18, at the Elks Club. For further information, contact 530-3637, or visit www.kingmanrepublicanmen.com.

Mohave County Gemstoners: We are a rockhounding club. The Gemstoners collect rocks, gems, minerals and practice the art of Lapidary. We do presentations of tumbling, sawing of rocks, etc. If interested in joining our club, we meet the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. The public is invited. Contact (928) 681-2371 for more information or visit our website at www.gemstoners.org.

Mohave Republican Forum: Erin Cochran, Kingman City Councilwoman, will be speaking on the newly formed Kingman Youth Council. She will be joined by the Chairman of the Youth Commission. Our local TeenAge Republican Society (TARS) chairman will report on the Arizona TARS convention. Attending members of the local TARS were elected to state positions and the Kingman TARS received Most Outstanding Achievement Award. The public is welcome to the Forum's meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. The cost, which includes dinner, is $13 per person. For information, please contact Rita at (928) 692-4771 or Mary at (928) 565-1981.

Mutt Matchers and Friends: The MM&F charity golf tournament at Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course will be at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Get a 3-person team together and come golf for our "Putts for Mutts." The entry fee is $30 plus green fees. There is a sign up sheet at the golf course. For more information, call Mutt Matchers and Friends at (928) 718-4364. We are open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. We still have our on-going Care & Share program at our center for those people in need of dog and cat food. Come and we will gladly donate some food for your pets. We are located at 1001 Buchanan St. in Kingman.

Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter 975: There will be a Rummage Sale/Fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, in the parking lot at Cerbat Lanes, 3631 Stockton Hill Road. Raffle tickets for the new Fender POW/MIA guitar will also be sold. All proceeds will be used to help numerous projects to help all veterans in Kingman and Mohave County.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Wednesday, March 30, were: first place, Leo Martensen; second place, Nelson Gaska; and third place, Carol Selfridge.

Whistle Stop Railroad Club: The club will be hosting an open house from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at our headquarters, 4370 N. Lomita St. (between Gordon and Northern). Ride the train and enjoy the model trains, all for free. Our next event will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Locomotive Park on the corner of Andy Devine Ave. and First Street. We will have our portable model layout on display. If you are interested in becoming a member of our club, please attend one of these events. Meetings are the first and third Saturdays of every month. For more information call (928) 753-4551.