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Club News: Thursday, May 12, 2011

American Legion Post 14: We had a good turnout of moms and guests for our Mother's Day dinner; thank you to those who prepared, served, and cleaned up afterward. On Sunday, Post 14 will conduct a new member initiation ceremony at 4 p.m., with a buffet dinner afterward. For those last few members who have not yet renewed for 2011, we can still process your renewal to keep you in good standing, but time is running out. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in downtown Kingman. Call 753-3555 for information on upcoming events.

Help Animals Lives Today: Love Animals? HALT is a 24/7 animal sanctuary located in Kingman, and we need your help with all the animals! We have many volunteer positions available: office help, kennel help includes walking and socializing the animals, drivers to transport animals to Southern California in our van (expenses paid by HALT). If you need to fulfill community service, find out how you can help with both dogs and cats. Special thanks to everyone who attended the fundraiser Wednesday, April 20, at IHOP, and a special thanks also to PetSmart for inviting HALT to their PetSmart Adoption Days. Many animals were adopted. HALT is planning a garage sale Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3350 Vitobello Way; follow the signs on Airway to Vista Bella. Donations are needed; please call Bob and Rose at 681-3191 to arrange for pick-up or drop them off and see the treasures we have. The "2nd Annual HALT Golf Tournament" will be at Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course on Thursday, May 19. Get a team together and come play starting at 7:30 a.m. All proceeds go to HALT. HALT is at PetSmart-Kingman; every Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and both PetSmart and Petco Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you are 16 and over we need you to help us. Please call so we can get your name on the list. Parental consent is required! HALT needs you to join us in walking and socializing dogs with our experienced Dog Trainer on Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 6625 Massachusetts Drive, Kingman. This interaction is beneficial and prepares the animals to trust again and to readily place them in their forever homes. We also need Foster Homes to temporarily care for animals! There is true satisfaction in fostering an animal as the animal gets to be in a loving atmosphere and a real home. HALT is a 501(c)(3) 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. You can also make an online donation at "Remember we are their voice as they cannot speak for themselves." Please visit our website for information and for directions to HALT; click on "Directions to HALT." If you care to help HALT at any event you can call Lotti Benker, HALT Founder, President at (928) 692-8940 for an appointment or call Rachel, HALT Volunteer at (928) 757-4243 for more information.

Kingman Art Alliance: The KAA will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Heidenreich Center, 1776 Airway Ave. For more information, call 279-3647.

Kingman Disc Golf Society: The KDGS, is a group of individuals dedicated to supporting and promoting the fine sport of disc golf in and around Kingman. We meet at Fire Fighters Memorial Park, 2001 Detroit at Fairgrounds, at 5:30 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 May Daze disc golf tournament at Fire Fighters Memorial Park on May 14. Come out and play! Custom tournament discs to all entrants! Proceeds from this event will benefit our local St. Vincent De Paul branch here in town. Congratulations to Michael "Coolnuf" Watkins, Corwin "C-Diddy" Bowers and Rick "The Mailman" Brannies for the amazing trio of aces during league night on April 28. Disc golf is a fast-growing (American-made) recreational and professional sport that has developed a strong community here in the Southwestern U.S. and all around the world. Please visit our website for more information:

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: Thursday through Saturday, May 12 to 14, the Arizona Elks State Association Convention will be held in Phoenix. The Lodge officers will be competing in ritual competition and awards will be given to lodges winning in various brochure contests. Saturday, May 21, is the annual Veterans Appreciation dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. in the main dining room. Spaghetting and meat balls, bread and salad is $12 per person, with children under 13 $10. Local veterans will be honored after dinner. Ron Akerson will perform. For reservations or information call 692-8770. 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 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 "Graduation" dance on May 14 will be for all mainstream/plus dancers and round dances - caller Mike Wilder - dances will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Senior Nutrition Center, 1776 Airway Ave. For additional information, please call Nancy at (928) 279-0466 or Jean at (928) 565-3058.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on May 9 were: first, Patricia Doty; second, Charlene Graves; and third, Martin Hoover. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Kingman Republican Men's Club: The Kingman Republican Men's Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 16, at the Elks Club, 900 Gates Ave. Our guests will be our two State Representatives, Doris Goodale and Nancy McLain, as well as State Senator, Ron Gould. We have our representatives for a meeting every year after the legislative session; it is always one of our most popular. The meeting will cost $12, which includes the buffet lunch, and is open to the public. We have a new Website,, and many new initiatives as we near next year's momentous elections. Look for a big announcement at this meeting! For further information, call 530-3637.

Kingman Social Club: On Tuesday, May 17, 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 Zen Mocarski of Arizona Game and Fish, speaking about wildlife adaptation. The KSC is open to all residents of Kingman and surrounding areas. We do various fundraisers during the year and donate the money to different organizations that help the less fortunate. We will be holding the garage sale on May 21. If you have anything to donate, contact Ginny Bertgoff at (928) 757-5826. Because of the Memorial Day holiday, the next "Dine Out" will be a luncheon at noon on June 4 at the Riverside Casino in Laughlin, followed by a boat ride at 2 p.m. Reservations for Dine Out will be taken at the meeting by Beverly Hilby or call (928) 757-2879. Join us and bring a friend. For further information about KSC and its activities, contact President John Goryl at (928) 757-0305.

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. this Saturday for grilled ribeye 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. For information, contact Bill at 757-7728.

Morning Glories Community and Family Interest Club: The Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Golden Corral, 3580 Stockton Hill Road. The program will be the Installation of New Officers for 2011-2012: President, Marion Doyle; Vice President, Carroll Kite; Secretary, Celesta Wassell; and Treasurer, Betty Underwood. The Installing officer will be Morning Glories Past President, Virginia Sherman. There will be a special scholarship fund raffle. Remember to bring greeting cards for recycling. New members and guests are welcome. Please contact Jeanne Ensign for information about the C.F.I.C. organization, at 757-0474.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on May 4 were: first place, Kathy Townsend; tied for second place, Nelson Gaska and Carolyn Johnston; and third place, Carol Selfridge.

Xi Beta Phi-Beta Sigma Phi: The April 26 meeting was hosted by Barbara Patterson. Xi Beta Phi chapter conducted two rituals for four sisters. The "Ritual of Jewels" was also conducted for Marie Temprano, Anna Tucker and Robin Brown. The "Pledge Ritual" was also conducted for Maracella Hernandez. The members discussed the upcoming Founder's Day banquet and the responsibilities certain sisters had to perform. Food items were gathered for the Cornerstone Mission.