Club & Organization News: Thursday, March 15, 2012

American Cancer Society: Relay for Life will be holding an Adult/Student Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, at the Kingman Academy of Learning High School Gymnasium, 3420 N. Burbank St. Instructors Tom and Sharon Craddock will give dance lessons! The cost is a $10 donation per couple. On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Centennial Park, Relay for Life is calling all teams and volunteers to spread the word about 2012 Relay for Life by picking up brochures and flyers to hang up all over town. It's titled, "Paint the Town Purple."

American Legion Post 14: Our St. Patrick's dinner on Saturday night will feature corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, Irish stew, mini soda breads, and desserts of chocolate sourdough cake, carrot cake cupcakes, and individual apple galettes. For only $5, it's the best deal in town; bring your appetite and a guest or two. The semi-annual S.A.L. broomstick pool tournament will be on March 31, with sign-in beginning at 11 a.m. This is a fundraiser for children and youth programs; broomsticks are provided. The Auxiliary's Past President Parley is scheduled for April 1. All Legion family members and guests can join us for fun, food, raffles, and some great silent auction items; this event raises funds for nursing scholarships. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in downtown Kingman; check your newsletter or call 753-3555 for more info on these and other upcoming events.

Belles of St. Mary's: We are going to stray from our usual "reporting" strategy and share, instead, some thoughts on the approaching Pascal event, the greatest of the church celebrations. A recipe for "Resurrection Cookies" was brought to us by Teresa B. Here is the abridged version: Pecans are beaten into pieces, a reminder of the arrest and beating of our Lord Jesus. We now pour vinegar into a bowl, a reminder that our Lord was thirsty on the Cross and was given vinegar to drink. Egg whites are now introduced; eggs represent life. Jesus gave his life to give us life. A little salt is sprinkled, a representation of the salty tears of our Lord and His followers. Now we add sugar, the sweetest part of this history-changing event: Jesus died because He loves us. We now drop the broken nuts mixture onto a cookie sheet; these mounds represent the rocky tomb where our Lord was laid. These mounds are left overnight in turned off oven. On Easter morn, cookies are shared. But take note, the cookies are hollow as on the first Eastern morn the tomb was empty. This is why we gather together to never forget.

For the Luv of Paws Domestic Animal Rescue and Sanctuary: The 5th Annual Open House will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25, at 8115 W. Oatman Highway (Old Route 66), eight miles northeast of Oatman, 16 miles southwest of the intersection of Shinarump and Oatman Highway. There will be tours of the facilities and you can meet and interact with the adoptable dogs, cats, ferrets and bunnies. Enjoy complimentary refreshments. There will be goodie bags for the kids and raffles. For more information, contact (928) 897-7304 or (928) 263-6013.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on March 9 were: first place, Lois Viola and Wolfgang Vorbau; second place, Demeter Manning and Tom Wood; third place, Marlene Manion and Mark Hatten; and fourth place, Jim Blaschak and Trey Gordon.

Friends of the Golden Valley Library: The Friends are holding an Easter basket drawing at noon April 7. The Easter Bunny dropped off a basket filled with candy, figurines, a surprise and more. Hop on over to the Golden Valley Library and buy one ticket for 50 cents or 5 for $2. Winners need not be present to win. The basket can be seen at the library. The Golden Valley Library is at 3417 N. Verde Road. Library hours are Tuesday from 9 to 3, Thursday from noon to 6, and Saturday from 10 to 1. There are more than books available. Computers are available for use, and there are crafts for children and adults at specified times. The phone number is (928) 565-2989. Friends of the Golden Valley Library is a non-profit organization that supports the Golden Valley Library. Individual/family memberships are $5 a year, business memberships are $10, and lifetime memberships are $100. Meetings are held the first Saturday of the month at the Golden Valley Library at 1 p.m. except for June, July and August. Applications are available at the library.

Kingman Army Air Field Historical Society, Inc.: The Society is having a general membership meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, at the airfield museum. The board of directors are showing what the museum has completed in the past year to the general membership. 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 museum is located at 4540 Flightline Drive at the Kingman Airport.

Kingman Concert Band: The Kingman Concert Band will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some Irish tunes! Join local musicians as they perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, at the Grace Lutheran Church, 2101 Harrison St. This free concert is open to the public. For more information, contact KCB Conductor Julie Gragg at (928) 592-5313. Come do an Irish jig with us!

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: Special events this week include: St. Patrick's Day Party from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, 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 Hobo Square Dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Senior Nutrition Center, 1776 Airway Ave. The guest caller will be Darren Gallina of Lompoc, Calif. Costumes are optional - prizes for best costume! For additional information, please call Jean (928) 565-3058.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on March 10 were: first, John Goryl; second, Rose Lesniewski; and third, Joann Brown. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Kingman Republican Men's Club: KRM is rapidly approaching its next meeting, which is Monday, at 11:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. For the meeting, KRM will welcome KRMC (Kingman Regional Medical Center), represented by Brian Turney, CEO, as well as at least two members of the governing board and the Chief Operating Officer of the hospital. This meeting is open to the public and reservations are not required. We will have a no-holds barred question and answer period. Also, it is important to note (because a lot of people ask), while we are a "Men's" club, we welcome and encourage women to attend. Meeting cost will be $13, which includes lunch. While we will also have many candidates, particularly as the August primary nears, we do have a lot of educational-type speakers. Such will be the case in April, when we will have Dr. Jamie Glazov of the David Horowitz Freedom Center. For readers of this column, this is the event we have been pointing towards, and there will be flyers around town announcing the event. Dr. Glazov has his own TV show, "The Glazov Gang," is the editor of FrontPage Magazine, and author of "United in Hate - the Left's Romance with Dictators and Terrorists." If you would like further information, again call 530-3637, or check out our website: kingmanrepublicanmen.com. You may also get on our e-mail list for events and commentary at lschiffmd@frontiernet.net.

Kingman Rotary Club: The club's Daddy Daughter Dance will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Lee Williams High School Cafeteria, 400 W. Grandview Ave. Tickets are $16 per couple before the event or $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at kingmanrotaryclub.com. There will be dancing to all types of music, a dance contest, refreshments, activities and professional photography onsite. For more information, call Mike at (928) 716-9728.

Kingman Social Club: On Tuesday, March 20, the KSC will hold its monthly "no host" luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Kingman Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. The speaker will be Erin Kenyon from the Humane Society. The Kingman Social Club is an organization open to all of Kingman and surrounding areas. There will be a "dine out" at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the House of Chan, 960 W. Beale St. Reservations will be taken at the meeting or call Vi Butler at (928) 377-3384. If you plan to attend, you must make reservations; no more walk-ins. Everyone is welcome. You do not have to be a member to join us. For further information about KSC and its activities, contact President John Boersma at (928) 692-7553.

TOPS AZ 0287 Kingman: Take Off and Keep Off Pounds Sensibly met Friday, March 9. Leader Joyce Smith called the meeting to order in which all business was discussed regarding S.R.D. in Tucson, and T-shirts ordered. Barbara Cole achieved her goal weight and presented her gold vest becoming a KOPS making our KOPS number 31 members. The meeting was then turned over to Peggy Smith for February achievement Awards. KOPS Ballerina was achieved by Vera Gates and Prince by Danny Velderrain; TOPS Ballerina by Rita Neal and Prince Howard Snell. Best Losers for February were Naomi Jiles who was re-instated as a KOPS, Joan Jordon, Sheri Morris, Rita Neal, Camille Patulla, Carol Smith and Howard Snell. Ten-pound loss charms went to Rae Bonney and Camille Patulla; 6- month Perfect Attendance to Darlene Sweet; turning in 10 Turtles for being at same weight award went to Ruby Lee Dierks; turning in ten 2nd place Walking Felt Shoes to Donna Mumford; turning in 10 Smiling faces for 10 non-consecutive losses to Norma Anderson, Ruth Cisney, and April Senediak; KOPS 13 Gold Pins to Ruby Lee Dierks, Laura Hignite and Rachel Thalrose; Gold Beads were presented to 17 KOPS for being at or below goal for February; and perfect attendance beads to 48 members. Vera Gates won the Water Award. Installation of new officers will be held March 30 with Ruth Cisney in charge. New officers are Joyce Smith Leader, Ruth Cisney Co-Leader, Memory Burkett Secretary and Pat Gnodle Treasurer. Walking and Exercising Awards were presented to Venita Barnes, Faye Budde, Ruby Lee Dierks, Viola Emans, Dee Hudson and Donna Mumford. Our chapter meets every Friday morning in the social hall at St. Johns Methodist Church, 1739 Kino St. Weigh-in is at 7:30 a.m., ends at 9, and meeting beings at 9:30, ending at 10:30. New members are most welcome. For more information, call Leader Joyce Smith (928) 377-5852 or (800) 932-8677 or visit our website www.tops.org.

VFW Post 10386: This week's dinner on Saturday is hosted by the Post and the Men's and Ladies Auxiliaries; the dinner will honor Ray Keating's corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings for $7, and will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Since it is also St. Patrick's Day there will be drink specials and giveaways starting at 6:30 p.m. Don't forget that Saturday, March 17, is the Korean and Vietnam Memorial Dedication at Locomotive Park at 10 a.m. The Post kitchen and dining hall can be rented for parties and special events. Contact the Post at 757-9191.

Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter 975: The VVA, Mohave County Chapter 975, will be having their next meeting at 6 p.m., March 22, at the Sunridge Village, 839 Landon Drive, Bullhead City. For information, call (928) 681-4709.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on March 7 were: first place, Paul Tenoso; second place, Rita Selk; and third place, Sarah Peters.