Belles of St. Mary's: Well, my fellowette Kingmanites, here we are on Holy Thursday, the commemoration of the Passover and most importantly, the establishment of our live-saving, life-giving sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, the gift of Himself given by Himself, our Lord Jesus Christ. Tuesday night found many of the Belles seated at the Seder meal hosted by our Catholic youth and their mentors, and bringing us all to the harsh reality of the Jewish remembrance of a God who brought them out of the land of Egypt. Does it not strike you that our God is still offering to free us from bondage to our many poor and bad choices in this life? As we joyfully and prayerfully celebrate this most holy and solemn of the world's events, please remember the true reason for the season - and it is not baby bunnies and chocolate. These are offered for our children's love and attention, but not their true education. That is when we teach and hand on the sacred history and tradition of our faith. Shalom ... and blessed Easter!
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: On April 15, the winners were: first place, Shirley Lantz and Sandy Miles; second place, Bert Leenhouts and Bryan Carlson; third place, Jeanie Clegg and Lorraine Frazza; and tied for fourth and fifth places, Jim Blaschak and Trey Gordon, and Gladys Smith and Coie O'Malley.
Friends of the Golden Valley Library: The Friends will hold a book and bake sale and a 50/50 drawing on Saturday, April 30, at the Golden Valley Library, 3417 Verde Road. Books will sell for $1 a bag from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friends of the Golden Valley Library is a nonprofit organization that supports the Golden Valley Library. Individual/family memberships are $5 a year, business memberships are $10, and lifetime memberships are $100. Meetings are held the first Saturday of the month at the Golden Valley Library. Applications are available at the library. Library hours are Tuesday from 9 to 3, Thursday from noon to 6, and Saturday from 10 to 1.
Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: Events this coming week are: Thursday: Tacos, dining room, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; cost: $4.68; Bingo, dining room, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 4. Final game pays $500; bring four cans of food and receive extra game sheets. Friday: Dinner, dining room, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday: Pizza Night, club room, 5 to 7 p.m. (a different Italian specialty can be ordered instead of pizza). Wednesday: Meeting Night, first and third Wednesdays, lodge room, 7 p.m. Food service: club room, 5 to 7 p.m. Lunch: club room, Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information on any of the above, call Boot Quintana, (928) 753-3557. Special Events: Today: Veterans Committee will host a pizza lunch for members of the U.S. Army Band and Chorus at the Kingman High School Gym prior to the band's free performance later that evening. Tuesday: Public Service Awards Dinner. Awards are presented to outstanding public employees nominated for their service to the community. The event will be in the main dining room - reception at 5 p.m., dinner at 6, and the awards presentation after dinner. For more information, call (928) 692-8770.
Kingman Kutups: The Kingman Kutups Square Dance club meets Tuesdays at the Senior Nutritional Center, 1776 Airway Ave. Plus dances are from 6 to 7 p.m.; mainstream classes are from 7 to 8:30. The "Hawaiian Luau" dance on April 23 will be for all mainstream/plus dancers and round dances - caller Mike Wilder and cuer Carolyn Cook - dances will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Senior Nutrition Center. For additional information, please call Nancy at (928) 279-0466 or Jean at (928) 565-3058.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on April 16 were: first, Paul George; second, Jan Crosier; and third, Bob Bennett. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Kingman TeenAge Republicans Society: Kingman TARS will be holding a Meet and Greet/Open Registration at 4:15 p.m. today in Centennial Park. All teens in Kingman between ages 13 and 19 are encouraged to come and meet local Republican teens and get involved with the Republican Party.
Korean War Veterans Association of Mohave County: Back by popular demand - come and join the Korean War Veterans Association of Mohave County at their candlelight dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, for grilled rib eye steaks, 1-inch thick, baked potato, veggies, salad, roll and desert, at VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave. A limited number of tickets at $12 per person are available in the VFW canteen. Enjoy live music by the Buffalo Nickels. All are welcome. Proceeds from our dinners go to the Korean War Veterans Association of Mohave County memorial fund. Our next meeting will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave. For information, contact Bill at 757-7728.
VFW Post 10386: A ham and scalloped potatoes dinner with all the trimmings will be served at 5 p.m. Saturday at the James L. Standfield VFW Post 10386. Teddi Kash's dessert will also be included. The Devil Dog Meeting will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Happy Easter. Thursday, Dart League at 5 p.m. Friday, Charity pool at 6 p.m. We will again be doing a Pancake Breakfast for the Route 66 Fun Run on Sunday, May 1. Pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee, will be served from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Power House Visitor Center. All are welcome, so come out for a good breakfast, help the VFW, and see a few cars too. For more information call (928) 757-9191 after noon. The Post is located at 3036 John L Ave.
Vietnam Veterans of America: The VVA, Mohave County Chapter 975, will be having this month's meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave., Kingman, (928) 757-9191.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on April 13 were: first place, Barbara Gracin; second place, Shirley McQuinn; and third place, Nelson Gaska.
Whistle Stop Railroad Club: The club will be hosting an open house from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at our headquarters, 4370 N. Lomita St. (between Gordon and Northern). Enjoy free train rides and check out our model trains. Our next event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Powerhouse Visitors Center to celebrate Train Day. We will have our portable model railroad on display. Hope to see you there. For more information call (928) 753-4551.
Xi Beta Phi-Beta Sigma Phi: The March 22 meeting was held at the home of Helen Bolt with Cheryl Erdman serving as co-hostess. The sisters enjoyed a nice meal and exchanged Easter secret sister gifts. A "bottle" auction was conducted with all members participating. The auction earned our "ways and means" committee $94. The April 12 meeting was held at Pat Mullen's home. Pat served a nice Easter "ham" meal and did a short program on the Easter bunny. More topics were discussed such as Founder's Day, the BSP convention, the teacup exchange and the upcoming social ventures. Sandy Lyons has done a wonderful job scheduling exciting social events this year. Lila Jackson Leatherwood was our welcomed guest. Our sister Anna Tucker and husband Peter are expecting their first child!