Aglow International: Kingman Aglow is having a meeting, Preparing the Bride of Messiah, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Dora's Beale Street Deli, 509 E. Beale St., Kingman. RSVP to (928) 530-1952 or aglowhearts4Kingman@gmail.com. We will be serving hot tea and sweet treats. The cost is $5. Jerushia Hylton will be the guest speaker. There will be an inspirational message, music and Davidic dancing.
American Legion Post 14: Saturday is the District 7 meeting at 11 a.m. at Post 81 in Lake Havasu City. Final nominations and elections for Legion year 2013-2014 will be conducted. Post 14 has had a good showing at district meetings. Let's not stop now. This is a last call for 2013 membership renewal. At this point, you can still renew by mailing or bringing your dues to the Post, but it's best to do it online and still get counted. Go to www.legion.org and click on "renew" at the top of the screen. Commander Dennis thanks all members in good standing who continue to support the Post in any way. We're on the corner of Third and Oak in old town Kingman. Stop in between noon and 6 p.m. any day to say "Hi," play a game of pool and enjoy a beverage or two. Call us at (928) 753-3555.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14: The Unit has been given the opportunity to send two delegates to ALA Arizona Girls State this year. In order to do that, we need your help to raise the necessary funds. Unit 14 has partnered with Schwan's for a fundraiser. We are asking our members, relatives, friends, neighbors and co-workers to join us in this project. Ordering can be done online at www.schwans.com, by telephone (888) 724-0267, or by contacting Rebecca Faris (757-8590 or email@example.com). Also, a catalog and order forms are available at Post 14. Gift cards can also be purchased, especially helpful for out-of-towners. Please include campaign ID No. 42702 on your order to ensure that Unit 14 gets the credit. You may then pay for and pick up your order at the Post, on the corner of Third and Oak streets, from noon to 3 p.m. May 4, or you can request that someone pick your order up for you.
Belles of St. Mary's: Last Thursday (April 11) was the day assigned to St. Stanislaus - a name I find enchanting, but I do not know the saint. Will someone share this knowledge with us at the next Belles' meeting? On that note, make sure to mark your calendars: 6 p.m. May 14 (note change of hour) marks the close of Belles session (2012-2013). Potluck! March meeting presented a phenomenon hitherto unknown to this Belle: No birthday girls! Of course there are many March Belles out there, but they are still a bit coy and waiting to step on board the Belles' bandwagon. We are patient. Back to the last Belles meeting - Ruby Dierking gave us a lady-like demonstration of the proper care and eating of a cupcake! (Photo to follow). A bit of background: Beth S. baked these marvelous little morsels of deliciousness but was unable to present her creations due to staying home to care for her mom, Margett. Marge is doing wonderfully well so we'll look forward to a second round of applause for these Belles at May's potluck. This Saturday's Vigil Mass will find the ladies of the FCCW class serving us all for the meet and greet after the 5 p.m. Mass. Also, our award-winning, trim and fit softball team will be on Centennial Field No. 7 at 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday. Let us cheer our team on to a fabulous win!
Dolan Springs Trail System: The Dolan Springs Trail System will sponsor a wildflower hike beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday at the 14th Street Kiosk in Dolan Springs. Directions from Highway 93: Go through Dolan Springs to 15th Street (the second trailhead sign), turn right, then right onto Lost Mine Road. This will turn into 14th Street. The hike will be about three hours and hikers can take a short loop hike. Bring water, snacks and camera, and wear study shoes. For more information, contact Sue Baughman at (928) 716-3362.
Friends of the Golden Valley Library: The Friends will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27. Books will sell for $2 a bag (our bag). We have many books on just about every subject: medical, music, mysteries, romances, children's books, science and many more. We also have VHS tapes and DVDs. There will also be a table of specialty items priced individually. Look for us in back of the library at 3417 N. Verde Road.
Friends of the Valle Vista Library: The Friends of Valle Vista Library will hold their Spring Book and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 7264 Concho Drive, Suite B. Used books, both paperback and hardbound, audio books and movies will be available at low, low prices. To find the sale, turn left off of Route 66 near milepost 71 onto Concho Drive. The library is on the left just a short distance inside the entrance to Valle Vista. Call (928) 757-1565 for further information.
Golden Shores/Topock Volunteer Fire Department: Topock66 is hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Golden Shores/Topock Fire Department. These guys at the fire department work long and hard, and with fire season coming, they need all the help they can get! Topock66 will be serving its regular barbecue and will also have a full bar during Laughlin River Run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come by, grab a cold beverage, and enjoy hot barbecue. All on Topock66! Take a tour of our up and coming facility!
Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce: "American Graffiti" will be featured at the Staples Plaza on May 3. Arrive early and grab a bite at one of the restaurants in the plaza. The drive-in opens at 7:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 8 p.m. in the Staples Plaza, 3320 Stockton Hill Road on the north side of I-40. Admission is $10 per vehicle. Drive in, sit in or take a lawn chair and turn on your radio; movie audio will be transmitted via FM signal. The movie is 110 minutes. For more information, contact the chamber at (928) 753-6253.
Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: The following is a list of events for the coming week: Today - Taco Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. in main lodge dining room; for information call (928) 753-2547. Bingo, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., main lodge dining room. Doors open 4 p.m.; for information call Boot Quintana at 753-3557. Friday - Friday Night Dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., main lodge dining room; for information call (928) 753-2547. Tuesday - pizza night, 5 to 7 p.m., main lodge dining room; for information call (928) 753-2547. Wednesday - meeting night, 5 to 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday; food service provided in club room; for information call (928) 753-2547. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the club room, Monday through Friday; for information call (928) 753-2547. Special events for the coming week: Lodge volunteers are needed to work two-hour shifts in the beer booth at the Mother Road Harley Davidson Motorcycle event April 24 through 27.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on April 13 were: first, Pat Doty; second, Flo Ragsdale; and third, Joann Brown. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Kingman Rotary Club: The club's Scholarship Golf Tournament (Homer Johnston Memorial) will be at 8 a.m. Saturday at Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course, 1001 Gates Ave. It will be a four-person scramble; the cost is $75 per player and includes lunch after and two free drink tickets per player. There will be prizes for gross and net winners, as well as optional skins and buy-ins before the tournament. Come help us send Kingman High School and Kingman Academy kids to college.
Kingman Tennis Club: The Kingman Tennis Club has adjusted the Saturday morning starting time to compensate for warmer weather. Starting time will now be 8 a.m.
Mohave Community Choir: The choir will present "Spring Joy in Song" on Saturday at St. John's United Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave. There will be a matinee at 3 p.m. and the evening performance will be at 7. They will be singing some lively Broadway numbers - a medley from "My Fair Lady," "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Cats," and several Beach Boy songs. Suggested ticket donations are: $3 senior/child, $5 adult and $10 for a family. For more information, call (928) 377-7277.
Mohave County Community and Family Interest Clubs: The Mohave County Council of the Community Family and Interest Clubs held their spring meeting and luncheon on April 9 at Dambar Restaurant. A number of very nice gifts had been donated by the club members to be raffled off to lucky winners. Raffle tickets are sold as part of the funds raised for the scholarship program. Our county scholarship chairman, Nancy Kastor, reported on the process of choosing those students who will each receive a $1,000 scholarship from the CFIC clubs. There are seven Mohave County high school seniors who will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship when they graduate. Our guest speaker was Gerald Olson, extension agent for 4-H youth programs. He spoke about his family, his position at the extension office, the growth of Kingman over the years and the history of the Cooperative Extension Service. He mentioned that the extension office and 4-H didn't come to Mohave County until 1958. Olson said that the budget cuts have greatly effected the extension office and 4-H. They are now working with about 60 percent of the budget that they had in 2008. The personnel who have retired have not been replaced due to lack of funds. There are volunteers who donate their time to help with programs. This year the county extension director, Rob Grumbles, will retire at the end of April. He has been here for 30 years. The members were entertained with the music and singing of Dino Graber. Each club president gave a report on their activities and programs during the past year, including fundraising projects and donations to other charities, concluding another successful year for the CFIC members.
TOPS AZ 0287 Kingman: TOPS AZ 0287, Kingman Take Off Pounds and Keep Off Pounds Sensibly, met April 12. The business discussion included State Recognition Days to be held in June and having T-shirts designed to represent our chapter. The new chapter contest was announced by Beverly Prader. Then the meeting was turned over to Laura Hignite and Marg Snell for the March Awards presentations: KOPS Ballerina awarded to Venita Barnes; TOPS Ballerina achieved by Susan Stokka and TOPS Prince by Sam Cole. Ten non-consecutive weeks of losses awards went to Ruth Angle, Mary Byford, Sam Cole, Carroll Kite, Anne Hopping and April Senediak; 10 turtles turned in for remaining at same weight to Anne Hopping; 13 gold pin charms to MaryAnn Chwaszczewski, Barbara Cole, Viola Emans, Laura Hignite and Sylvia Schneider; 6-months perfect attendance charm to Evelyn Dearborn, Donna Mumford, Peggy Smith and Darlene Sweet; turning in five whole bicycles for first-place exercising to Darlene Sweet and 10 half bikes for second place to Viola Emans; division winners as best losers to Patti Blackwell, Connie Rule and Susan Stokka; newest member Susan Crew brought into TOPS by Darlene Sweet; 13 KOPS were awarded gold beads for being at or below goal weight; and 26 members received perfect attendance beads. Our chapter meets Friday mornings at St. John's Methodist Church in the social hall on Kino Ave. Weigh-in begins at 7:30 a.m., ending at 9. The meeting begins at 9:30, closing at 10:30. Visitors and new members are most welcome. For more information, call Ruth Cisney at (928) 377-8795 or (800) 932-8677. Our website is www.tops.org.
VFW Post 10386: This Saturday, the dinner is hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary and will be a baked potato bar with a variety of toppings, salad, soup and dessert served from 5 to 6 p.m. for a $7 donation. The Ladies Auxiliary will also hold a silent cake auction. The proceeds will go to the Ladies Auxiliary relief fund. The Ladies Auxiliary meeting is at 10 a.m. Saturday. They will have nominations and elections for our officers. Please attend this important meeting. Today there will be tacos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 will be Russ and Irene's Cinco de Mayo dinner. The menu is two shredded beef tacos, one pork and green chile burrito, beans and rice, chips and salsa, and strawberry margarita cake for $7 from 5 to 6 p.m. Karaoke starts at 6:30. We have a piñata raffle; tickets are $1 each or six for $5; see bartenders. Prizes include gift cards, jewelry and miscellaneous. All proceeds go toward the walk-in cooler. The winning ticket will be drawn May 4 at the dinner. The piñata is on display in our dining room. We are in need of the following items for our annual trip to the VA Hospital in Prescott: jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, books, decks of cards, toothbrushes, white T-shirts, white socks and white underwear in various sizes. We will need these items by noon on May 3. For more information, call (928) 757-9191.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter 975: The VVA, Mohave County Chapter 975, will be meeting at 6 p.m. today at the VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave. in Kingman. The reason for the change is we will be setting up our booth at the Laughlin River Run in the Bullhead Community Park next Thursday. We will have the booth set up for the entire weekend. In addition to the River Run, our chapter will sponsor a basketball game between the NFL All-Stars, which is comprised of several retired football players. They will be playing against a team from the Mohave County Sheriff's Office. The game will be played at the Kingman High School, 4182 Bank St. Tickets will be sold at the door. Game time is 6 p.m. Saturday. On May 3 and 4, we will be setting up our booth at the Mohave County Fairgrounds during the Kingman Family Festival. We have been selling tickets for the 1965 Chevy flatbed pickup truck; the drawing will be at 6 p.m. on May 4. Tickets are $2 for one or $10 for six.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on April 10 were: first place, Sylvia Goryl; second place, Fay Pope; and third place, Barbara Brown.
Whistle Stop Railroad Club: The grand opening of the Kingman Depot Railroad Museum will be May 11, which is the Sixth Annual National Train Day. The ribbon cutting with the Chamber of Commerce will be at 9:30 a.m. There will be free admission all day and free donut samples by Dawgs 'N' Donuts. Raffle prize drawings will be at 4 p.m. The prizes will include Grand Canyon West gold certificates admitting four people each to the Skywalk, meals and vouchers, two tickets on the Grand Canyon Railway from Williams to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, and many more items. The museum is open six days each week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed Mondays. Call (928) 718-1440 for additional information.
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