Organizations: June 13, 2013

Belles of St. Mary's: Did you all take notice and pride in the wonderful front-page article featuring one of our own? A more precious lady I do not know; a more courageous and strong woman I do not know; a more devoted wife, mother and Catholic I do not know. We Belles thank the Kingman Daily Miner for their excellent writing on Alice Longwell! Along that same vein, her beloved Bud Longwell was a pillar of our community and his hours of unselfish promotion of the softball tournaments, which were extremely instrumental in the building of our fabulous softball fields, are still to this day a wonderful gift to all of us. On this Fathers' Day weekend let's all remember Bud Longwell and his bride as we thank God for our own fathers, okay? The week has finally arrived - many dedicated and hardy Belles are reporting for Vacation Bible School duty Monday through Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m. Let us all offer a few extra prayers for the dedication of these Belles and the lessons brought to life for our children. May they learn and never set aside these truths. This year is spotlighting a "Wilderness Adventure Through the Sacraments." Today is the feast of our beloved St. Anthony. Born in Portugal in 1195, he died 36 years later on June 13, 1231. In that short span, he managed to be named a doctor of the Gospel and in Italy he is called Il Santo. How about we all thank our God for sending us good and holy saints like this man.

Democratic Women's Club of Kingman: The club invites you to a Flag Day celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Metcalfe Park, 315 W. Beale at Grandview. There will be door prizes and small flags will be given to attendees. Cool beverages will be provided. Join us to honor our Grand Old Flag. All are welcome.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on June 7 were: first place, Wolfgang Vorbau and Dan Lordahl; second place, Jim Blaschak and Karla Kay; and tied for third and fourth places were Bryan Carlson and Bert Leenhouts, and Virginia Mead and Lorraine Leenhouts.

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: Elks Lodge No. 468 will hold the annual Father's Day Picnic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hualapai Mountain Park Recreation Area No. 1. Flag Day ceremonies will be held at 11:30 a.m. The flags will be presented by the Kingman Fire Department Honor Guard. The Kingman Sheriff's K-9 unit will put on a demonstration after the flag ceremony, and then lunch will be served. The menu will be pulled pork sandwiches or hotdogs, cole slaw, drinks and a dessert. Tickets cost $12 per adult/$8 per child under 12, and each meal ticket includes two drink tickets. After lunch, music will be provided by a local disc jockey, and various children's games with prizes awarded will be held. For information, call (928) 753-3557 or (928) 763-2547. Members of the public are invited to come, so join father and help him celebrate his day. The following is a list of events for the coming week: Thursday: 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 (928) 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: The Lodge needs volunteers for set up and serving at the Father's Day Picnic. Volunteers will also be needed for the cooking unit for the Big-O-Tire Appreciation Days to be held June 21 and 22. The cooking unit will be loaded in the parking lot behind the Lodge at 9 a.m. June 21.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on June 8 were: first, John Gorly; second, Marilyn Tiner; and third, Paul George. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Kingman Republican Men's Club: Kingman Republican Men's Club (now with women as full members) will hold its next meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Dambar Steakhouse, 1950 E. Andy Devine Avenue (across from the post office). Our club is hosting the proponents of the Common Core educational system. So this is a meeting I think everyone wants to attend. Come early to the Dambar, where the meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. and last until about 1:15 p.m. This meeting is also open to the public, and the cost of the meeting is $3, with lunch optional and on your own. Our only request from the Dambar is to order early so the kitchen can get cracking (the food at our last meeting was delicious). Our speaker is state Rep., Doris Goodale, R-Kingman, who is also bringing Jaime Molera, past president of the Arizona Education Association. Last month's speakers will also be in attendance. This issue is so contentious we are getting requests from all over to come to the meeting. For more information, call (928) 530-3637 or e-mail lschiffmd@frontiernet.net.

Kingman Social Club: On Tuesday, the KSC will hold its "No Host" luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Dora's Beale Street Deli, 509 E. Beale St. The club members will put on an old radio skit. They are very entertaining and funny, and bring back some old memories. The "Dine Out" will be June 29 at Porky's Pit Barbecue, 2215 E. Butler Ave. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Reservations for "Dine Out" will be taken at the meeting by Vi Butler, or contact Vi at (928) 377-3384. The KSC is an organization open to all of Kingman and surrounding areas. We do various fundraisers during the year and donate the money to different organizations that help the less fortunate. For more information about Kingman Social Club and its activities, contact John Boersma at (928) 692-7553.

Mohave County Union High School, Class of '63: The 50-year reunion for the Class of 1963 has been set for Friday at the Dambar Steak House, 1960 E. Andy Devine (corner of Hualapai Mountain Road and Route 66). The class would like to invite MCUHS alumni and teachers to join us for a no-host gathering beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Marilyn (McBratney) Swanson-Wells at (928) 757-2780 or Jackie Faye (Evenson) Sansom at (928) 753-5576.

VFW Post 10386: On Saturday, the Post dinner, served from 5 to 6 p.m., will be fried chicken, coleslaw, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, and dessert for a donation of $7. We will have live music featuring Gary and Fay Palmer beginning at 6:30 p.m. with drink specials for the women. On June 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m., there will be karaoke with a '50s theme with prizes for the best-dressed men and women. There will be a special on drinks for the men. On Sunday, the Ladies Auxiliary will be having a free Father's Day breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, toast, coffee, apple and orange juice for a $5 donation for the ladies. On June 28 and 29, the Ladies Auxiliary will be having a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. On Saturday, the Ladies Auxiliary will have a meeting at 10 a.m. We are looking for help for our 10th Annual Mohave Veterans Day Parade. Our next meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. July 13. For more information, call (928) 757-9191. We are located at 3036 John L Ave.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on June 5 were: first place, Nelson Gaska; second place, Faye Pope; and third place, Lorna Gabby.