Organizations: Thursday, October 20, 2011

American Legion Post 14: Our next blood drive is on Monday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It's not hard to be a hero; donate blood and save lives. Go to www.unitedbloodservices.org to schedule an appointment, or call the Post at (928) 753-3555 for more information. Walk-ins are also welcome, but people with appointments are seen first. Thank you to everyone who has renewed membership for 2012; make sure you put the Nov. 19 Early Bird dinner on your calendar. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in downtown Kingman. Our new hours are noon to 6 p.m. every day.

Belles of St. Mary's: After more than 105 years of meeting on the second Wednesday of each month, the Belles are changing their routine. The ladies were apprised of the situation concerning our young Catholics in training. Our teen group has only Wednesday night with no other extra-curricular school activities scheduled. Thus, Wednesday night was the only viable time slot for this very and most important religious education. Our largest meeting room at the Parish Center will now be assigned for the needs of our future Catholics. Realizing the vital importance of this education, the ladies quickly voted to meet on the second Tuesday of each month. The time slot remains the same - 7 p.m. So, drag out your calendars, emails, ipods and any other gadgets you make notations on - 7 p.m. second Tuesday at Parish Center - Belles.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mohave County: Wednesday, Nov. 9 is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mohave County Night. From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Chili's will donate a portion of the sales from your meal with each flyer presented. Let Chili's do the cooking and support your Big Brother Big Sisters of Mohave County at the same time! You must present a copy of the flyer. Please visit the website www.mohavebbbs.com to download the flyer or call (928) 453-5800 for more information.

Kingman Area School Retirees' Association: The members of KASRA will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Elks Lodge. Our guest speaker will be Lou Sorenson, former City Manager, who will present a historical narrative about the signers of the Declaration of Independence. We will hear a report from Duane Nelson about the September State Association meeting and will finalize plans for our annual Christmas potluck/canned food drive to be held in December at member Barb Fuller's home. For questions or additional information please call Roxie Marolf at (928) 757-5492 or Sandi Minkler at (928) 757-1585.

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: Special Events coming up are: Volunteers are needed to do set up, escort duty and operate shuttles for the Vietnam Moving Wall event Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Oct. 20 through 24. On Friday, Oct. 28, the Annual Halloween Party will be in the club room of the lodge. There will be a costume contest, pictures by Don Bishop and entertainment by Ron Atkinson. Regular events this coming week include: Thursday: Tacos, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Bingo, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bring four cans of food and receive extra game sheets. 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 Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information on any regular events, call Boot Quintana, (928) 753-2547.

Kingman Kut-Ups Square Dance Club: The Club's next dance will be the Costume Ball dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Senior Nutrition Center, 1776 Airway Ave. The caller will be Gordy Oseth. For additional information please call Jean (928) 565-3058.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Oct. 15 were: first, Linda Yardas; second, John Goryl; and third, Jan Crosier. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Korean War Veterans Association of Mohave County: The KWVA invites you to their dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave. Our menu is delicious baked ham, streamed veggies, potatoes au gratin, fresh green salad, rolls and dessert. While dining you will enjoy the music of our DJ, J. Miller. Donations are $7 per person, open to the public. For more information, contact Bill at (928) 757-7728.

Mohave Community Orchestra: The Orchestra will present its Fall Pops Concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Kingman High School Auditorium, 4182 N. Bank St. The suggested donation is $5 for adults, $10 for families and $3 for seniors/students. For more information, call (928) 753-3902.

Mohave Republican Forum: The Fashion Show announced in last week's Organization News has been cancelled.

Morning Glories Community and Family Interest Club: The Club will meet today at the Mohave County Extension Office at 101 E. Beale St. The meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed by a Potluck Birthday Brunch. For our Birthday Party we will be playing Birthday Bingo where winners will be awarded prizes. We will not only have our usual 50/50 drawing, but also an additional raffle of gifts, the proceeds of both going to our Scholarship Fund. We're having a Birthday Party to celebrate Morning Glories and their 50 years of service to our community. In October of 1961 a 'Charter of Organization' was presented to 'Morning Glories Homemakers' Club of Mohave County by the Cooperative Extension Service in Agriculture and Home Economics at The University of Arizona, Tucson and the United States Department of Agriculture. New members and guests are welcome. Please contact Jeanne Ensign for information about the C.F.I.C. organization, at 757-0474.

Niki's Pals 4 Paws: There will be a Yard Sale Fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5, at Petco's parking lot, 3320 Stockton Hill Road. The total proceeds go to help with spays/neuters, vaccinations, microchips, food and other medical costs. Donations are needed of gently used items of some furniture, small appliances and knick-knacks, as well as housewares, dishes, glassware and toys, clothes and coats. Receipts are available for your tax-deductible donations. Please call Niki's at (928) 897-9033 or Kristin Freiert at (404) 217-7877 to make arrangements to have items picked up.

VFW Post 10386: On Saturday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m. our dinner will consist of roast beef, pork and chicken with side dishes. There will be karakoe starting at 7 p.m. Monday Night Football specials are $1 drafts and $1 hotdogs. Thursday we have tacos are back from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We also have daily sandwiches for a $1. On Tuesdays we have WII Bowling at 5 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 29, our Annual Halloween Party starts at 6:30 p.m. with prizes for best costume and more. We invite all veterans who are a member of any veterans organization to come out and join us for these events. Our 8th Annual Veterans Day Parade will be Saturday, Nov. 12. Please watch your newspaper for more information on this event, or go online at VETS@VFW10386.COM.

Vietnam Veterans of America: The VVA, Mohave County Chapter 975, will be having their Oct. 27 meeting at 6 p.m., at the VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave., Kingman. For information, call (928) 681-4709.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Oct. 12 were: first place, Sylvia Goryl; second place, Rita Selk; and third place, Sarah Peters.