Kingman Letters of Thanks: Monday, November 7, 2011

The Pitchin' for Cancer Horseshoe Tournament was held in an effort to raise money, bring hope and awareness for cancer while still having a little fun in the process. The tournament turned out to be a success and will continue to be held yearly in support of this cause.

I would like to thank Redneck's Southern Pit Barbecue, Trophy Mart of Golden Valley, Tidbits, Hometown Crier, Journal, Dollar Saver and the Kingman Daily Miner for their support.

Karen and the city of Kingman

Thanks again this year to the wonderful Desert Road Riders Motorcycle Club. They had their annual Going to the Dogs Bones Run for Mutt Matchers and Friends on Oct. 22. They are staunch supporters of our and we are truly grateful for the dog food, other essential items needed at our dog rescue, and the money donated to our cause.

We also want to thank all the sponsors for this event: Castle Rock Bar & Grill, Hog Heaven, Lee's Uniforms, Doll House, Mother Road Harley Davidson, Desert Thunder Victory, Performance Specialists, Whitney & Whitney, PLLC, Stanley J. Baran, CPA, Porky's Pit, Cattle Crossing Saloon, Yesterdays, West Coast Netting, Chico's Bail Bonds, Mike's Route 66 Outpost Saloon, and and the Moose Lodge for the great hospitality they showed to all of us in celebrating this wonderful event.

Special thanks to Stoney Snider who is our liaison with the DRRMC. He keeps us updated, brings us the flyers and the Bones.

Judy Torgerson

President, Mutt Matchers & Friends


Kudos to Patrick and his crew at Patrick's Café for the HALT dinner served last week! His customers were so enthusiastic that they bought 78 tickets! The others were sold by volunteers and friends of HALT. A total of 141 tickets were sold.

Patrick did the cooking of his famous spaghetti and homemade sauce from a family recipe; rolls were served along with the dinner. Volunteers made salad and dessert. In all, with Patrick, his crew and volunteers, it was a great evening and successful!

Elizabeth Lockhart


The Cardiovascular Team at KRMC would like to extend a special thank you to the community for their support in our fundraiser for Cardiovascular ICU Director, Chris Laird.

A special thank you to the following businesses and groups who donated to our cause: Desert Diamond Distillery, Slightly High Maintenance, Kingman Regional Medical Center, Home-style Furniture, Stutler Cabinets, Dove Chocolate: Terri Sagely, Stella and Dot: Jaime Radich, Pampered Chef: Tanya Watson, Thirty-One: Liz Stutler, Wash Me Car Wash, Catch-N-Rayz: Shanda Baker, Fruit Creations, Daja Freeman Massage at Dr Block's, Porky's Pit BBQ and Maria Carroll Custom Cakes.

Thanks also to: Cherrie Smith Custom Bags, Sam's Club in Bullhead City, Lee's Uniform, Security Plumbing, Alpaca's of the Southwest, Lombardo's, Hot Rod Café, Mr. D'z, Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course, Frozen Yogurt Island, Bangkok Thai, Pizza Hut, Cerbat Lanes, Heaven's Scent Florist and The Kingman Boy Scouts.

We would also like to thank those who donated their baked goods for the bake sale, and to all the people who donated their time for the car wash in October.

Elizabeth Stutler


Please join with me in thanking all of the generous and kind volunteers who gave of their time to help paint homes of the elderly/disabled in our Kingman community for the 3rd Annual Rock and Roll Paint-a-Thon on National Make-a-Difference Day.

The Kingman High School Spanish team - Girlie Forman, Edith Romero, Daniel Vidas, Daniel Suarez, Sabrina Duran, Brooklynn Vigil, Kalynn Poittman, Moises Balbastro, Maria Ramiruz and Ana Ramiruz; the Key Club - Eileen Santa; Kingman High School Guide Dawgs - Haydon Ekstrom, Dakota Valandlingham, Purvi Patel, Steven Jones, Kelsey Rendon, Delia Smith, Markie Scheidegger, Heather Hart and Hannah Metheny; Kingman City team - Eddie and Chris Tapia, Trinna Ware, Russ Kuehner, William Henry, Nancy Sipe, Bud Lemelin, Henry Delgado, Rob Owens, Rick and Sherrie Wing, Jeremy Rotte, Gerry, Angy, Kristone and Erika Delgado and Wyatt Owen; Kiwanis Club - Scott Kern, Leon Cash, John and Wendy Forslin, Sarah, Hailey and Kylie Straube, Kerrie Kuns-Gabel and Wayne Downs; and Soroptimist Club - Sherrie Boulier, Barbara Gruhl, Karie Fitzgerald, Linda Miller, Liz and Dick Mulder, Sue Becker, Mary Coykendall, Veronica Mascarello and Robin and David Jenkins.

Thanks also goes to: Mohave County team - Lupe and Chuck Gibson, Sandra Carr, Joan Cates-Jacks, Nicole Jenks, Dave Wolfe and Nancy McBride; Phi Theta Kappa-Alpha Chi Omega of Mohave Community College team - Bryan Sawyer, Mike Quinly, Gerardo Valdez, Jade Taylor, Evan Meers, Curt Pace, April Nolani, Lily Fabria, Judy Elhers, Tom Macia and Brenda Smith; UniSource Energy Services - Steve and Eileen Jacobson, Marylou and Fernando Galvan, Gabe Esquibel and David Hicks.

A special thank you to the local stores that saved the day with their contributions: Sherwin Williams, True Value, Tri-State Building Materials-Ace Hardware and Home Depot.

Without all of you we could not have made this National Make-a-Difference Day a success and brightened the lives of our elders. Thank you again.

Eddie Tapia, Trinna Ware and Nancy McBride

Rock N Roll Paint-a-Thon Committee