American Legion Post 14: We'll be grillin' and chillin' on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mother Road Harley Davidson. Join us! A few of our Legion family members have been consistently donating $10 a month toward the kitchen renovation fund, and we are so very grateful for that dedication. A huge "thank you" to Legionnaire "Dutch," who was very generous with a recent donation to the fund. If more like that come in, we could wrap this project up quickly! We'll also accept donations from non-Legion folks who would like to help. Remember that all those donations are tax-deductible. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in old town Kingman. Call us at (928) 753-3555. We're open noon to 6 p.m. every day, and later if we need to be.
Belles of St. Mary's: We were a bit remiss in alerting all of us to the "Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord" this past Tuesday. Our Jesus is seen in His magnificent, radiant glory in the company of Moses and Elijah, and the voice of God is heard to say, "This is my Beloved Son, Hear Him!" Two major events have come and gone: The Belles' annual social-fun-gathering-only was strictly adhered to - 12 Belles were present and carried on as Belles will. Significant is the number - 12. Our Jesus gathered 12 apostles, right? Many of the Belles had to miss this event because of their previous commitment to attend a very important and required two-day training session for St. Vincent de Paul. Next year, watch out! We will report on the fabulous church picnic next week, 'K? In the meantime, St. Dominic is the saint celebrated today - he is forever thanked for presenting the rosary as we know it in 1214. Aug. 15 is a Holy Day of Obligation - the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We Catholics venerate the Holy Mother of God and know she was taken up to Heaven body and soul. We end with a quote from Psalms that I am certain all Belles have heard: "Bless our God, O peoples, let the sound of His praise be heard."
Democratic Women's Club of Kingman: The club will meet on Aug. 14 at Calico's Restaurant. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting commences at noon. Anyone is welcome to join us for a no-host lunch. Membership in the club is $12 a year and any Democratic woman in the Kingman area is welcome to join. At this meeting we will have a free drawing for the new MCDCC's 2014 calendar that is on sale now for $10. Tickets for the Democratic picnic will be available for $15 each or $25 per couple. The picnic is Aug. 17 at Metcalfe Park. Don't forget to bring at least three of your favorite and best recipes for our cookbook. Our guest speaker will be Bud Lemelin from the city of Kingman's sanitation department. Bud will talk about the impact recycling has made on our community and how and why it is important to our city's economy and environment.
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on Aug. 2 were: first place, Karla Kay and Bert Leenhouts; second place, Bryan Carlson and Trey Gordon; and third place, Gladys Smith and Coie O'Malley.
Friends of the Kingman Library: The Friends of the Kingman Library are sponsoring the biggest and best book sale in Kingman to benefit the Kingman Library and it will be held at the library at 3269 Burbank Street from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 5 (which is our preview sale for members only, but you can join the Friends on the spot, and the outside sale is open to the public). It goes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 6, and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 7. There is always a huge selection of new and used hardback books and paperbacks, including fiction, nonfiction, reference, children's, young adults, adult large print, and audios and videos. The sale is held inside the library in the program room and outside on the south side. Remember, books make great gifts! There will also be a basket of books raffled off.
Kingman Arizona Computer Users Group: KACUG invites you to join their meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. We are now set up with a wireless network at the Heidenreich Center for those who wish to bring their laptops. Members will be able to learn hands-on. Please be sure your battery is fully charged if you plan to use your laptop at this meeting. There will be a presentation by Warner Howell titled, "How to create music CDs using new Windows Media Player." For more details, see our website: www.kingmanazcug.com. Annual dues are $12 per person; you may pay at the meeting. You do not have to own a computer to be a member. Everyone with an interest in computers is welcome, experience not necessary. To view this month's agenda or any past month's agenda, please go to our website and click "Agenda." We have been an active computer users group in Kingman for over 19 years. For more information, contact president Gloria Richhart at (928) 377-6726.
Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: The following is a list of events for the coming week: Thursday: 5 to 7 p.m., tacos, main dining room; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., bingo, main dining room - for information, call Boot Quintana at (928) 753-3557. Friday: 5 to 7 p.m., Friday night dinner, main dining room. Tuesday: 5 to 7 p.m., pizza night, main dining room. Wednesday (second and fourth of each month): 5 to 7 p.m. food service provided in club room. Lunch is served in the club room Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information (except Bingo), call (928) 753-2547.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Aug. 3 were: first, Keith Walker; second, Warren Knudson; and third, Bob Bennett. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Mohave Community Choir: The choir will hold open auditions at 6 p.m. tonight at the LDS Church, 3180 Rutherford. All who like to sing, ages 16 and up, are welcome to attend. The choir is looking for men and women to fill all parts: Soprano, alto, tenor and bass in preparation for their fall concert. Male voices are especially needed. The choir will be singing a variety of musical favorites and show tunes. For questions, contact Roger Johnson at (928) 757-5567.
Mohave County Genealogical Society: We will be meeting at 1 p.m. Aug. 14 in the library of the Mohave Museum, 400 West Beale. Last month we met at the LDS library and learned some of the new methods for research that have been adopted. This month we will discuss replacing the Personal Ancestral File (PAF) program and which alternative program is best for our use. There will be an introduction to Heritage Quest Online, which is free on your home computer, with registration at the Mohave County Library. We welcome visitors.
Mohave Republican Forum: The public is invited to hear Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal, state Sen. Kelli Ward, state Reps. Doris Goodale and Sonny Borelli, and others from the state and local level who will be speaking and answering questions at the Mohave Republican Forum meeting on Aug. 14 regarding the Common Core program which is being implemented. This meeting will be held at the Golden Corral, 3580 Stockton Hill Road. After going through the cashier, go to the meeting room to the left, after which you can help yourself to the buffet. The meeting room should be available by 5 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m. or before. This gathering is open to the public, with the admission charge of $2 per person to assist with the meeting costs. Due to seating limitations, reservations are requested. Call Rita at (928) 692-4771 or Kathie at (928) 718-0891.
VFW Post 2190: The LA VFW Post 2190 is holding a car wash fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday; proceeds are for children's school supplies. Donation of $3 and up will be greatly appreciated. Take U.S. 93 to State Route 125, turn right; go four miles into downtown Chloride and look for the fun on Tennessee Avenue.
VFW Post 10386: This week's Saturday dinner is spaghetti, garlic bread, veggie, salad and dessert. The cost is $7 and dinner be served from 5 to 6 p.m. On Sunday, breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. For more information, call (928) 757-9191. We are located at 3036 John L Ave.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on July 31 were: first place, Carolyn Johnston; second place, Barbara Brown; and third place, Shirley McQuinn.