Clubs: Thursday, January 13, 2011

AARP: An 8-hour AARP driver safety class will be held at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave., on two consecutive Saturdays. Classes are from 9 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. on Jan. 15 and 22. Both classes are required. The price for AARP members is $12 and for non-members it's $14. Please call Bob at (928) 754-2541 to make a reservation.

Acapella Ladies Sing-sation: The group has changed the day on which it meets. They are now meeting on Monday evenings instead of Thursday. 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. 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: Breakfast on Saturday will be served from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and will include biscuits and gravy, cheese grits, eggs, some type of meat, fruit, yogurt, cinnamon rolls and juices. A donation of $5 per person for Legion family members and their guests is requested and appreciated. Tickets for the meat raffle will also be available, or you can get them ahead of time at the post. The four drawings will be held during breakfast, but you need not be present to win. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in downtown Kingman. Call (928) 753-3555 for information on these and other events.

Good Sams Club, Route 66 Sams RV Camping Chapter: We camp the third Friday of every month. For more information, contact Amy Dotson at (928) 753-2448 or e-mail: dottie@uneedspeed.net.

Help Animals Lives Today: Love animals? HALT is a 24/7 animal sanctuary located in Kingman and needs your help with all the animals. Volunteers are needed to assist at our sanctuary. We have many volunteer positions available, including office help and kennel help, which includes walking and socializing the animals. Drivers are needed to transport animals to Southern California in our HALT van, with expenses paid by HALT. If you need to fulfill community service, come find out how you can help us with the animals. We are looking forward to 2011 to place animals in homes; our success depends on you. Thank you everyone for last year's help and donations; the animals thank you too! HALT had their annual Christmas party at the Kathryn Heidenreich Center, 1776 Airway, Kingman on Sunday, Dec. 19. We had an excellent attendance and Lotti Benker thanked everyone for their time and generosity. The potluck and a celebration of HALT accomplishments for this past year were celebrated and the food was wonderful. All who were present joined in the HALT Christmas gifts raffle. Morti's World Professional Dog Grooming who grooms HALT dogs donated a huge Christmas stocking for raffle, which was won by Santa, who donated his services to Morti's World for your animals to be photographed with Santa. HALT needs volunteers to walk and socialize HALT dogs with our experienced dog trainer on Saturday mornings. Our new winter hours are from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 6625 Massachusetts Drive, Kingman. This interaction is beneficial and prepares the animals for future placement in their forever homes. We also need foster homes to temporarily care for HALT animals. There is true satisfaction in fostering a HALT animal as the animal gets to be in a loving atmosphere and a real home. HALT is at Petco every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Come to Petco, in Kingman and see the "HALT Poster Board" with the animals that are available for adoption or fostering. If you are 16 and over, we need you to walk and socialize animals at Petco. Parental consent is required! With each HALT adoption, Petco provides a certificate bonus booklet valued at a maximum of $225 for dogs or $125 for cats. HALT is a nonprofit no-kill rescue organization in Kingman aimed at reducing the number of unwanted animals that lack good homes that may face the prospect of euthanasia. Please visit our new web site at www.haltaz.org for directions to HALT; click on "Directions to HALT" or call HALT Founder and President Lotti Benker at (928) 692-8940 for an appointment and more information.

Kingman Area Master Gardeners: The Kingman Area Master Gardeners will be presenting a "Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop" from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 15, at S & R Farms, 6087 W. Chino Drive, Golden Valley (off Highway 86, north on Colorado, west on Chino). Dress warm, as the workshop will be outside on producing trees. The workshop is free and open to the public, so please call (928) 753-3788 for your reservation or additional information.

Kingman Area School Retirees' Association: KASRA held their annual Canned Food Drive/Potluck Brunch/Christmas Party on Dec. 7 at the beautiful home of member Barb Fuller. After a delicious meal, a short meeting was held during which our club's accomplishments for 2010 were reviewed. We have donated school supplies to needy students, awarded a mini-grant to a local teacher, tallied several thousand hours of volunteer work, and contributed to the state association scholarship fund. Thanks to our state vice president for District 5, Frank McVey, we have been kept informed about important issues affecting school retirees. Our canned/non-perishable foods were delivered to the food bank the next day and we learned we had donated 142 pounds of food to this worthy cause. Our next meeting will be at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the Elks Lodge. Newly elected officers will be installed by State President Mary Murphy, followed by a planning session for this coming year. For further information, please call Membership Chairperson Shirley Hiestand at (928) 753-5510.

Kingman Back Country Horsemen: This new chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Arizona is dedicated to maintaining open equestrian access on public lands. Members volunteer to provide trail maintenance across Arizona, especially on local trails in the Black, Cerbat and Hualapai Mountains. Members meet monthly on the first Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Calico's Restaurant on West Andy Devine Avenue. Upcoming events include the National Trails Day trail maintenance and barbecue in Dolan Springs, Yellow Pines Ranch trail maintenance and a group ride through Secret Pass in the Black Mountains. For more information, contact Treasurer Karen Putt at (928) 279-0691.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Jan. 8 were: first, Barbara Stoefen; second, Martin Hoove; and third, Gladys Hoover. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Kingman Rebekah Lodge No. 12: This last year was very busy for the lodge. We ended 2009 by making a cash donation of $200 and several boxes of food from our members to the Kingman Food Bank, which was presented to them by Dorothy Bright, community service chairperson. Vice Grand Leta Davis raised funds by having several candy/bake sales, rummage sales and service meetings, where members made hand-crafted items which were donated locally to Kingman Regional Medical Center Maternity Ward, Pregnancy Center, Hospice and individuals. January 2010's installation brought new officers to the lodge: Noble Grand Leta Davis, Vice Grand Mary Smith, Secretary Linda Thompson, Secretary Karen Sanders, Treasurer Diana Scott and Financial Secretary Luann Black. Under the leadership of Davis, we had a busy year, which included holiday dinners and parties, monthly craft projects for fundraisers, the Cancer Fair and community service projects. Large clothing donations were made by members to Cornerstone Mission, Peach Springs Reservation, Dolan Springs School and St. Vincent de Paul in Dolan Springs. Community Chairperson Hulda Watson and other members made and donated many lap robes, baby blankets, hats and clothing. Hulda Watson's Christmas project supplied a gift pack, which included a Christmas card and hygiene products for each resident at the Cerbat Residence Center. At the end of the year, Davis hosted the annual Christmas party and gift exchange held this year at the Golden Corral. Many of our members donated hundreds of hours into our community service projects this year but we especially thank Hulda Watson whose tireless efforts outshine everyone. The open installation of officers was held Saturday, Jan. 8, promptly at 4:30 p.m. Friends and family were invited to attend. Officers being installed were Noble Grand-elect Jennett Hungar, Vice Grand-elect Luann Black, Secretary-elect Dorothy Bright and Treasure-elect Cheri Hart. Refreshments were served after the installation. The lodge is located at 2495 E. Carver Ave., Kingman. Call Luann at (928) 692-2860 for additional information.

Kingman Republican Men's Club: Best New Year's wishes to all the readers of the Daily Miner. The Kingman Republican Men's Club is proud to kick off the new year with an appearance by local talk show radio host Gary Sheler at our meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 17, at the Elks Club, 900 Gates Ave. Gary will address a number of topics, but foremost among them he will explain the "net neutrality" rule, and the assault upon free speech by the left. The public is invited to this meeting, which will cost $12 for lunch. We will also do some club business at this meeting, as it is time for our annual dues, which remain the same. Our club plans on expanding greatly in the next few years, as we ramp up our political efforts, so come join us on the 17th for a fun and educational meeting. For further information, call Dr. Schiff at (928) 530-3637.

Kingman Social Club: On Tuesday, Jan. 18, the KSC will hold its monthly "No Host" luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Kingman Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. The speaker will be Mayor John Salem with his State of the City. The KSC is an organization open to all of Kingman and surrounding areas. We do various fundraisers during the year and donate the money to different organizations that help the less-fortunate. The "Dine Out" will be at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, at Kingman Deli, 419 E. Beale St. There is parking in the back. Reservations for the "Dine Out" will be taken at the meeting or call Bev at (928) 757-2879. For further information about Kingman Social Club and its activities, contact President John Goryl at (928) 757-0305.

Morning Glories Community and Family Interest Club: The Morning Glories will meet on Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts, 400 W. Beale St., Kingman. The social will be at 9 a.m. and the meeting at 9:30. A tour of the museum will follow the meeting. Members are reminded to bring greeting cards for recycling. New members and guests are welcome. For more information, contact Publicity Chairman Jeanne Ensign at (928) 757-0474.

VFW Post 10386: James L. Standfield VFW Post 10386 will have a dinner on Saturday, Jan. 15, of roast beef with all the trimmings, served at 5 p.m., and karaoke by Don West in the canteen. Note the newsletter deadline. Sunday breakfast is served from 8 to 11 a.m. Monday is Game Night starting at 6 p.m. Come see what we have or bring a game you would like to play. Call for the time for the Community Unity dinner. The BCA Pool is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Food and Tacos is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Dart League is at 5 p.m. Friday, Charity Pool is at 6 p.m. For more information, call (928) 757-9191 after 12 p.m. The Post is located at 3036 John L Ave.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Wednesday, Jan. 5, were: first place, Leo Martensen; second place, Sarah Peters; and third place, Nelson Gaska.