Organizations: Thursday, February 9, 2012

American Legion Post 14: The Legion Riders Chili Cook-off on Sunday was a huge success; 19 chilis competed, and there were plenty of choices for anyone who wanted chili for lunch. Congratulations to Lee Thrombley (1st), Ron Martin (2nd), and Ruth Tacquard (3rd). Tickets for Saturday night's Valentine's dinner are still available at the Post for only $5 each. The menu is comfort food-focused, featuring your own little heart-shaped meatloaf. It's a great chance to enjoy a good dinner with your Legion family. A correction to the calendar in the newsletter: there will be no breakfast on Feb. 18, so you can join us at the Legion Riders-sponsored brunch on the 19th. Call 753-3555 for information on these and other upcoming events. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in downtown Kingman.

Belles of St. Mary's: I am certain that by now all Belles have cleared their calendars and are eagerly making plans for the following dates: Sweetheart Candy Sale, Saturday and Sunday Masses, then we rush right into our business meeting, the second Tuesday, Feb. 14; Arizona's 100th Birthday; and we will surely finalize our game plan for Ash Wednesday's Lenten Soup on Feb. 22. Do be on the watch for the excellent 2011 photo of our "Fearsome Foursome" Kitchen Warriors. Now, as to the Candy Sale - any and all sweet confections will be on "stage" after all Masses this weekend before Valentine's Day. This event was a smashing success on its debut last year, so look forward to scrumptious delectables! Guaranteed! We must pause and point out an error - we erroneously reported that our recent auction monies were earmarked for the "Smile Train." In actuality, the auction dollars are to be utilized to buy new altar cloths. The candy sale dollars will go to the "Smile Train" project. More on this later. So, my Belles, plan the family menus carefully (families and hubbies must be provided for) and report for duty at the four February vital dates: 11, 12, 14 and 22. This is extracurricular bonus rewards.

Kingman Arizona Computer Users Group: KACUG invites you to join their next meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. We are now set up with "Wireless Network" at the Heidenreich Center for those who wish to bring their laptops. Members will be able to have "hands on" which will make it easier for them to walk through and understand presentations. Please be sure your battery is fully charged if you plan to use your laptop at this meeting. Bob Hines will be doing a Power Point presentation on Windows 7. If you are new to this operating system this presentation will be very helpful. He will be covering how to set-up personal preferences, shortcuts on the Taskbar and much, much more. Kingman Arizona Computer User Group (KACUG) Annual Dues are $12 per person; you may pay at our meeting. As a member of KACUG you will be entitled to attend all meetings, run for office and participate in the voting on all major polices and officer elections, subject to the KACUG bylaws. You do not have to own a computer to be a member. All persons with an interest in computers are welcome, experience not necessary. The totally new user is equally welcome along with the highly skilled user. To view this month's Agenda or any past month's agenda please click on our website and "Agenda." Save this URL to your "Favorites" for future access. For further information, please contact President, Gloria Richhart at 377-6726. We have been an active computer users group in Kingman for over 19 years. Our Motto is "Friends Helping Friends." If you have just purchased a computer or contemplating buying your first computer you are welcome to attend. See you Sunday at 2 p.m.

Kingman Army Air Field Historical Society, Inc.: The 70th anniversary of Kingman Army Air Field is Aug. 4. Kingman Army Air Field Historical Society, Inc. will hold events to help countdown to the main event of the year. The first event will be a special opening of the Kingman Army Air Field Museum on Feb. 14 for Arizona's Centennial Celebration. The museum will be open for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the day. The museum is located at 4540 Flightline Drive at the Kingman Airport. The next events will be lectures on the airfield history. The dates will be determined in the future and will be announced.

Kingman Boomers: The Kingman Boomers are making good progress in their effort to fund this year's fireworks show on July 4. We will have a table set up with the permission of the Historical Society at the Old Elk's building on Saturday, Feb. 11, during the celebration of our state's Centennial. We will have numerous items for sale to aid our fundraising. A number of local businesses have offered to run fundraisers for us and we will make those events public once the dates are set. Up to this point, we have reached around $8,000 on our way towards our goal of $25K. We will be distributing collection cans at various businesses and we hope that the public will be generous with their contributions. Also, be on the lookout for our Boomer Sheets throughout the community.

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

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Feb. 4 were: first, Pat Doty; second, Paul George; and third, Bob Bennett. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Morning Glories Community and Family Interest Club: The Morning Glories will meet Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Mohave County Agricultural Center, 101 E. Beale St. Refreshments will be served at 9 a.m. and the meeting will start at 9:30. Our speakers for February will be Dave and Pat McNally with a presentation on Senior Security. Members are reminded to bring their Food Bank donations to this meeting. New members and guests are welcome. For more information contact Jeanne Ensign, Publicity Chairman, at 757-0474.

VFW Post 10386: This week's dinner is canceled to have a Celebration of Life Memorial Honoring Ray Keating Jr. It will start at 11 am. On Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, will be our Valentine's Dinner which will be prime rib, baked potato, vegetable, salad and dessert. The dinner will be from 5 to 7 p.m. for $10 in advance until noon Feb. 7, and $12 at the door. If you are a veteran and have a paid membership in any veterans group you are welcome to our Post. Friday, Feb. 24, we will have a Pre-Mardi Gras Party starting at 5 to 8 p.m. Then on Saturday, Feb. 25, we will have a Mardi Gras Dinner followed by the Party.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Jan. 25 were: first place, Joyce Loritz; second place, Rita Selk; third place, Dick Loritz; and fourth place, Don Kurtz. Five guests came from the Laughlin Senior Center in Laughlin, Nev.

Xi Beta Phi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi: The Jan. 10 meeting was held at Delores Shinn's home with Robin Brown as co-hostess. Twelve sisters were present with attendance by sister-at-large, Doris Rudd, and guest, Colleen Faucher. Delores and Robin gave a very informative progress on "stress relief." The sisters had a wonderful time during their "movie night" out at the Movies. The Jan. 25 meeting was held at Betty Lou Reed's home with Pat Mullen serving as co-hostess. Pat gave a program on the procedures and transactions of the Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division. The Valentine's party and Founder's Day banquet were discussed as upcoming events. A Pledge ritual for Colleen plus the Laureate ritual for Pat, Helen Bolt and Renee Fields were also discussed.