American Legion Post 14: Thank you to everyone who ate at IHOP on Sunday and Wednesday and used the fundraiser ad. The last chance to participate in this fundraising effort will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. A huge thank you to IHOP for this opportunity. Here's a holiday hope that all our Legion family members have the merriest of Christmases! As the year closes, please take a moment to remember all of our active duty military members, and especially those who are away from home. It's a tough time for them. The Post will be closed on Monday and Tuesday for Christmas, and on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for the New Year's holiday. We do this for our volunteers and for cost-efficiency. However, we'll be open the rest of the time, and our regular hours are noon to 6 p.m. Pop in for a glass of cheer. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in downtown Kingman. Our phone number is 753-3555.
Belles of St. Mary's: Now it truly looks and feels like the season of Christmas. Homes are decorated, trees have shed their leaves, the skies are winter skies - grey, cold, but still gleams the spark of hope as the "Light of the World" is remembered, thanked and passed on to another generation. We Belles, all 800 plus, and our families wish for you and yours a very holy and blessed Christmas.
Dolan Springs Trail System: Come join the Dolan Springs Trail System and Soaring Eagle in welcoming winter at 10 a.m. Friday at the Meditation Circle at the 14th Street Kiosk. Dress warmly. For more information, contact Rebbeca Smith at (702) 232-4245 or Sue B. at 716-3362.
Filipino-American Club: The Filipino-American group is collecting canned good to be donated to the Kingman Food Bank. If you have 10 or more cans to donate, please call Leni at 565-7625, Emmie at 681-3636, Edith at 757-9193 or Armi at 757-1040. They also send love and prayers to our servicemen here and overseas, most especially to Todd Weyh, Kevin Davies, Samantha Bonnefields and Michael Grommon.
Fraternal Order of Police: The FOPA has changed their meetings to 8 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at Calico's Restaurant, 418 W. Beale St.
Friends of the Golden Valley Library: The Friends are holding a Christmas basket drawing Dec. 22 at noon. The large basket is filled with candy, toys, tools, lotions, movies, and much more. It has something for every member of the family! Visit the Golden Valley Library to see the basket and buy one ticket for 50 cents or five for $2. Winners need not be present to win. The Golden Valley Library is at 3417 N. Verde Road. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, noon to 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The phone number is (928) 565-2989.
Kingman Kut-Ups Square Dance Club: The club's next event is the New Year's Eve Dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Mohave County Senior Center, 1776 Airway Ave. The caller will be Mike Wilder. For additional information, please call Jean at (928) 565-3058.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Dec. 15 were: first, Rose Lesniewski; second, Tom Suminski; and third, Flo Ragsdale. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Mohave Community Choir: The choir will begin practice in the new year on Jan. 10. For additional information, call Choir Director Roger Johnson at (928) 757-5567.
Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation: It's time for the Sixth Annual Feed a Furry Friend for the Holidays Frenzy, benefiting RUFFF! Donations of dog and cat food and treats, or any pet items, can be dropped off at Swanty's Chrysler/Jeep in Bullhead City and Arizona Hay and Farm Supply in Golden Valley. Businesses participating in Kingman are Toni's Cleaner's, 2205 Airway Ave.; Stockton Hill Feed, 4250 Stockton Hill Road; Russel's Auto and RV Repair, 4065 N. Banks St.; Swanty's Chrysler/Jeep, 2620 Andy Devine; and Hyundai Martin Swanty, 4180 Stockton Hill Road. This event runs through Jan. 31. Call (928) 565-BARK for pick-up of any large or heavy items. Gently used dog/cat beds, cat trees, dog houses, etc. are all needed and appreciated. Daily volunteers are also needed mornings for animal care. RUFFF has many wonderful animals for adoption - please give us a call today!
TOPS AZ 0287 Kingman: Taking Off Pounds and Keeping Off Pounds met Dec. 14 for their monthly awards meeting and presentations. Leader Joyce Smith called the meeting order at 9:30 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and the membership sang "God Bless America." The TOPS Pledge was recited and the business session included voting on spending the 50/50 funds. The KOPS pledge was recited and gold pins given to each KOPS. All 60 members and guests who attended the Christmas Party on Dec. 10 enjoyed a wonderful time; the Valle Vista group did a marvelous job, pleasing everyone. Following the completion of the business meeting, leader Joyce Smith turned the meeting over to Laura Hignite and Marj Snell for the presentation of awards for November. Marj Snell presented a special award to Laura Hignite, 2012 Chapter Angel. KOPS Ballerina was achieved by Francis Baker. TOPS Ballerina went to Norma Anderson. A charm went to Ruth Cisney for 13 weeks of calorie charting. Turning in 10 turtles for being at the same weight: Pat Gnodle and Laura Hignite. Achieving 10 weeks of non-consecutive losses: Rae Bonney, Kathy Duncan and Darlene Sweet. KOPS 13 gold pin charms: Ruby Lee Dierks, Rachel Thalrose and Danny Velderrain. Best losers were Norma Anderson and April Senediak. KOPS achieving six months at or below goal with perfect attendance: Mary Ann Chwaszczewski, Ruby Lee Dierrks, Viola Emans, Nancy Hilton, Dee Hudson, Joan Jordan, Sylvia Schneider and Rachel Thalrose. Charm for six months perfect attendance: Rachel Thalrose. Gold beads to 13 KOPS for being at or below goal. Perfect attendance beads to 33 members. The meeting adjourned and the circle of friendship was done. Our chapter meets every Friday morning at St. John's Methodist Church social hall on Kino Street. Weigh-in begins at 7:30 a.m., closing at 9. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. and closes at 10:30 a.m. New members and visitors are most welcome. For more information, call Joyce Smith at (928) 377-5852 or (800) 932-8677, or visit the website, www.tops.org.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter 975: The VVA, Mohave County Chapter 975 will be having their next meeting at 1 p.m., Saturday at the Sunridge Village, 839 Landon Drive, Bullhead City. For information, call (928) 681-4709.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Dec. 12 were: first place, Rita Selk; second place, Shirley McQuinn; and third place, Mary Cashdollar. "Farewell" to Paul Teneso.