Clubs: Thursday, June 16, 2011

American Legion Post 14: This Saturday's breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the post will feature an omelet station, fresh apple fritters, and stuffed crepes, along with the usual other stuff. A $5 donation per person is requested from Legion family members and their guests. On Sunday, Unit 14 Auxiliary members will prepare and serve a free Father's Day meal at 2 p.m. for the Legionnaires. This weekend is the absolute latest time to join or renew your membership for 2011. After the June 23 to 27 Convention, we will have the 2012 cards. For information on these and other post events, call 753-3555. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in downtown Kingman.

Belles of St. Mary's: We add a few more details with reference to our annual church picnic - so many individuals need to be thanked, but you know who you are and our Lord is proud of you - so are we. The winners of our raffle were: The Legion of Mary prize, Maryanne Meyer; Hispanic Ministry basket, Betty Silva; St. Vincent de Paul guita,r Marque M.; Jim Duncan's mother claimed on his behalf the Advice and Pregnancy Center prize; the Belles first-half prize, "Wine and Roses," Angi Berg; second-half, a young lady whose name we didn't get. The "Pro Life" prize is waiting to be claimed. Parish Council cash basket, Chris Cocking. The final tally collected is still not published. Our fearless leader, Merle Ward is currently back east welcoming new "leaves" on his family tree - a new grandchild!

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: On June 10, the winners were: tied for first place, Sylvia Goryl and Dorothy Jackson, and Kay Klaus and Jerry Lipson; third place, Trey Gordon and Jim Blaschak; and fourth place, Virginia Mead and Bryan Carlson.

Friends of the Golden Valley Library: The Friends are holding a drawing for a DVD player, movie, popcorn, and music CD. Tickets are one for 50 cents or 5 for $2, and may be purchased at the Golden Valley Library. The winner will be drawn at noon on June 30 and need not be present to win. 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 at 1 p.m.

Kingman Art Alliance: The KAA will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at the Heidenreich Center, 1776 Airway Ave. For more information, call 279-3647.

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: Special Events this week include the annual Flag Day ceremony held by the lodge at 11 a.m. at the Hualapai Mountain Recreation Area No. 1, followed by the annual Father's Day Picnic at noon. Lunch will be provided by Porky's Barbecue; children's games, a jump house and an exhibition by the Sheriff's K-9 unit will follow lunch. Regular events this coming week are: Thursday: Tacos, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Bingo, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday: Dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday: Pizza Night, 5 to 7 p.m. First and third Wednesdays: Meeting Night, 7 p.m. Food service: 5 to 7 p.m. Lunch: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information on any regular events, call Boot Quintana, (928) 753-3557.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on June 11 were: first, Paul George; second, Warren Knudson; and third, Harold Goddard. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Kingman Pool Players: The 3rd Annual Best of Mohave County 8-Ball Tournament will be Monday, July 4, at the Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd. Sign-up will be at 10 a.m. and the entry fee is $20. Come celebrate your independence and show Mohave County your billiard skills. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to American Legion Child Welfare Fund. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, entertainment will be provided on the main stage, and there will be fireworks at dark. For more information, call (928) 530-0739 or e-mail: webmaster@kingmanpoolplayers.com.

Kingman Republican Men's Club: The Kingman Republican Men's Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 20, at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. Our guest will be the warden of the Arizona State Prison Complex in Kingman, Neil Turner, as well as several of his staff. They will address the past and future of the prison, and talk about security upgrades at the prison in response to last year's escape. They have also been asked to give an idea of how prisoners are classified by DOC and how inmates for Kingman are chosen. This meeting promises to be a barnburner, as there will be open questioning (though there are some details which must be kept confidential for security reasons). The meeting is open to the public, and costs $12, which includes lunch. For further information, call 530-3637.

Kingman Social Club: On Tuesday, June 22, at 11:30 a.m., the KSC will hold its "No Host" luncheon meeting at the Kingman Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. The speaker will be Elizabeth Harris of Medicare Patrol. She will speak about medical fraud and how to prevent it. The next "Dine Out" will be a dinner at 5:30 p.m. on June 25 at Redneck's Southern Pit Barbecue, 420 E. Beale St., Kingman. Reservations for Dine Out will be taken at the meeting by Vi Butler. After June 21 contact Pat Krivenko at 692-2945. For further information about KSC and its activities, contact President John Goryl at (928) 757-0305.

Korean War Veterans Association of Mohave County: The Rose of Sharon (in the Hibiscus family) is the national flower of South Korea. This beautiful flower has a symbolic meaning of courage, liberty and beauty. It honors the memory of the beginning, June 25, 1950, and the cease fire, July 27, 1953, of the Korean War and the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep South Korea free from communism and tyranny. This year the Korean War Veterans Association of Mohave County will place our own monuments in the Veterans Memorial Park and the monies we receive during our Rose of Sharon drive will help finance this momentous event. We will be located from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25 and July 23 at Basha's and Smith's, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9 and 23 at Safeway North.

Mohave Artists and Craftsmen Guild: The MACGuild will have its last meeting before the summer break at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 at the Hualapai Mountain Medical Center, 3801 Santa Rosa Ave., in the hospital's cafeteria for dinner and desserts. If you can, bring a dessert. Then, immediately following the dinner will be a "show and tell," so bring your art projects. For questions, call 718-0791.

Star Touring and Riding, Hualapai Mountain Chapter 462: The next once-a-month traveling meeting will be at 3 p.m. Sunday July 17, at the home of Jed and Tish Kohler, 1330 Sandwood Place, Lake Havasu City. A potluck will follow. The meeting is open to all bikes. Chapter President is Jerry Lewis and Vice President is Jerry Heredia. For questions and information e-mail Starchapter462@gmail.com.

VFW Post 10386: James L Standfield VFW Post 10386 Ladies Auxiliary will serve chicken Marsala with all the trimming, cooked by Freddy, on Saturday, June 18. Serving starts at 5 p.m. Those of you who know Freddy know it will be very good. Sunday: Father's Day Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. Monday: Darts for Cancer Aid, 5 p.m. Tuesday: BCA Pool, 7 p.m. Friday: Charity Pool, 6 p.m. 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 their June 23 meeting at 6 p.m., at Sunridge Village, 839 Landon Drive, Bullhead City; (928) 754-0700.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on June 8 were: first place, Shirley McQuinn; second place, Barbara Gracin; and third place, Mary Wallace.