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Organizations: Thursday, March 8, 2012

Belles of St. Mary's: We promised to give further details concerning the destination of all the monies garnered from our most recent fundraiser, the Sweetheart Candy Sale. We Belles were made aware of a most worthy cause called the "Smile Train." The heart of this is the 45-minute surgery (performed in third world countries) that completely eradicates the heartache and ravages of a "cleft" deformity. With 100 percent of all dollars received going to the cost of surgery, one is proud to step up and know that "one by one," lives are dramatically and forever improved. Our wonderful American doctors and donors found they could do this life-changing surgery for a mere $250. We Belles spend that much on our Christmas celebrations. How much more worthy to direct our efforts to help a child. And so we will. When this project was proposed, our Belles asked that we first validate the credentials of this organization. We did so by approaching one of our local dentists. He gave a Triple-A rating, a Gold Bond status and a most hearty endorsement. Not only that, but he stated that he would match our dollars with his own! Needless to say, we will be standing on his doorstep soon. If you are also "moved" to join this wonderful act of love and compassion, please call Paulette at 753-5449. Last - next meeting, Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. Join us as we make out our list of goals and targets for 2012.

Cerbat Garden Club: Meetings are held at our new location, St. Johns Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave. Our seventh meeting of the season will be at 10 a.m. March 14. Anyone interested in gardening, floral design, civic beautification and conservation of our natural resources is invited to attend. Following our business meeting, we will have a short break with refreshments and then our program will be on "Home and Garden Planting and Planning." All of the members will be gearing up for the Home and Garden Show. We will be planting flowers, vegetables and herbs. This is one of our fundraisers and we enjoy meeting with the residents who flock to our booth for plants and information. If you would like to join us please bring gloves, newspaper, one paper egg carton, toilet paper rolls to plant the seeds in. If you also have ice cream containers or mushroom containers these are helpful for the toilet paper rolls. If you have any further questions, call Diana at (928) 757-8659. Please leave a message if I'm not there and I will get back to you.

Chloride Historical Society: Chloride will celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Saturday, March 17, with the usual fun-filled day. Beginning at 10 a.m. in the playhouse in Cyanide Springs, there will be a variety of films. At 11 a.m. the Long Coats N' Lace will entertain with shoot-outs. The parade will be at "High Noon" down Tennessee Avenue. Immediately after the parade, the Bullets and Bustles Reenactment Gunfight troupe will perform in Cyanide Springs. At 2 p.m. the parade awards will be given out and drawing tickets will be pulled and prizes given at Town Hall on Payroll Avenue. Chloride is 23 miles north of Kingman and 80 miles south of Las Vegas. Take Highway 93 to State Route 125, turn east four miles. For more information, call (928) 565-9777.

Fraternal Order of Police Associates, Lodge 16A: The FOPA lodge is a civilian affiliate of the Fraternal Order of Police. We are comprised of civilian law enforcement employees, friends and families of law enforcement officers, responsible and respected business persons, professional men and women and citizens from all walks of life. Our members devote a portion of their time, monies and efforts toward assisting the various law enforcement agencies of our community and state. If you believe in: 1) a better community, state and country; 2) vibrant, active and good law enforcement by capable and proficiently trained police officers; and 3) better protection for your family, home and business, then you should become a member. The FOPA lodge meets once a month and is a non-partisan organization, without regard to race, creed, color or religious beliefs. Initiation fee and yearly dues are moderate and tax deductible. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. Call Roger at (928) 699-7412 for location.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on March 1 were: first place, Jim Blaschak and Trey Gordon; tied for second and third places, Donna Blaschak and Bryan Carlson, and Lois Viola and Wolfgang Vorbau; and fourth place, Sylvia Goryl and Dorothy Jackson.

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. Jo Anne Furlong will be doing a presentation with Printmaster 18. This relatively inexpensive program is an outlet for your creative side. The possibilities are endless when using this program. We will be covering making a greeting card, a scrapbook page and a calendar. 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 www.kingmanazcug.com 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 Boomers: There will be a fundraising event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Lombardo's Sicilian Grille. A $10 donation will get you an entrée with a beverage. Drinks from the bar are extra. Please come and support the July 4th fireworks with your donation.

Kingman Concert Band: The Kingman Concert presents a free concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 16, at the Grace Lutheran Church, 2101 Harrison St. The public is cordially invited to attend. The program will emphasize Irish music in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Kingman Concert Band is a non-profit 501(c)3 Corporation formed in 1999 with the purpose of providing free entertainment, "concert band in the park" music for our community.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on March 3 were: first, Martin Hoover; second, Mary Barker; and third, Flo Ragsdale. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Mohave County Genealogical Society: We will be meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Mohave Museum, 400 W. Beale St. At our last meeting, we selected officers for the year and reviewed our goals. There is much anticipation for the release of the 1940 United States Census. The Census was taken 72 years ago and will be released at 9 a.m. Eastern time on April 2. It can be accessed at www.1940census.archives.gov. Other, commercial sites such as Ancestry.com will also make it available. This will offer a glimpse into the past for many of us and perhaps add detail to your family tree. We invite you to join in our discussion at this meeting.

Mohave Republican Forum: You are invited to the meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. The speakers will be the District 4 Supervisor candidates, Robert Boyd, Joy Brotherton, Curtis Cutshaw, Mervin Fried, Earl Hamlyn, Robert Lane, Walter McCarty, Jack Pozenel, Ted Roper, Rick Sherwood and Tanya Smith. Come and hear the candidates give their views on the most pressing issues facing the county today! All county residents are encouraged to be informed and to vote in the August primary! The cost is $13, which includes dinner; food will be available at 5 p.m.; the meeting will start at 5:45. Reservations are requested; please contact Rita Basinger at (928) 692-4771, email ritabasinger@citlink.net, or Kathie Sturtevant at (928) 718-0891 or email kathie2547@hotmail.com.

Morning Glories Community and Family Interest Club: The Morning Glories will meet Thursday, March 15, 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. After the meeting we will gather at the Bonnelli House on the corner of Spring and Fifth Street for a tour of the home. Following the tour, members chose to have lunch at Mr. D'z Route 66 Diner. New members and guests are welcome. For more information, contact Jeanne Ensign, publicity chairman, at 757-0474.

VFW Post 10386: This week's dinner on Saturday, is hosted by the Post; it will be an open face hot beef sandwich, mashed potatoes, coleslaw and what-not salad for $7, and will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke will begin at 6:30. Saturday, March 17, is the Ray Keating Memorial corned beef dinner. We would like to invite any veterans from any veterans' organization to come down to our Post. You must have a paid-up membership in a veterans' group.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Feb. 29 were: first place, Nelson Gaska; second place, John Goryl; and third place, Shirley McQuinn.

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: Special events in the near future include: St. Patrick's Day Party from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in the clubroom at the lodge. For information, call (928) 753-1157. 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 Running Bear Dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Senior Nutrition Center, 1776 Airway Ave. The caller will be Mike Wilder; the cuer will be Nancy Mouser. For additional information, please call Jean (928) 565-3058.