American Legion Post 14: Don't forget that Saturday between noon and 3 p.m. is the time to pick up your Schwan's order at the post on the corner of Third and Oak. During that time, the truck will also carry extra items for sale on the spot. National is already starting to print the 2014 membership lists, but you can still renew for 2013. To keep your continuous membership years valid, go to www.legion.org and click on "renew" at the top of the page. On May 9, we will take our last round of nominations for 2013-2014 officers and elections will be held. Whether you're elected or appointed to a leadership role, it's important to get involved to shape how your post is operated. Call us at 753-3555.
Belles of St. Mary's: Some months ago the Belles filled out a fun questionnaire and here is the report: Twelve Belles like orange juice; eight Belles prefer the color blue; and there was a tie on the pet category - seven prefer dogs, and seven prefer cats (if you count a white tiger as a cat). Place of birth was a real geography challenge - we come from Owosso, Mich.; Scranton, Pa.; Los Angeles; Memphis; British West Indies; Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Travis AFB, Calif.; Reno, Nev.; San Francisco, Calif.; and of course, the Bronx, N.Y.! This is just a smattering of our Belles, but what a treasure trove of humanity! Onward: 15 Belles are morning chicks and six Belles are night cats; travel plans include visions of the Holy Land (surprise! surprise!), Italy, Ireland, Japan, China, Paris, Cozumel and Alaska/Hawaii. Our Belles dream big! 'Nuff for now. May will wrap up this 2012-2013 session, May 14 at 6 p.m. for our end-of-season potluck, but first, May 10 will see us serving at the Confirmation Celebration with Bishop Nevares - a grand and momentous occasion as we applaud and launch these young ones on their road to serve our God. Parting bit o' wisdom: Faith is like a muscle - it needs to be exercised. With today being the National Day of Prayer, let's get our rosaries going.
Boys and Girls Club of Kingman: The Summer Magic 2013 Program for all children ages 6 years and up will be happening May 28 to June 28 (Session I). The fee per member is $175 or $190 per non-member. The program is 10 hours a day, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Activities include: arts and crafts, sports, water games, kite flying and much more. For more information, visit the Club at 301 N. First St. or call (928) 718-0033.
D'Ambro Pond: The D'Ambro Pond, owned by a disabled veteran, is a nonprofit organization manned entirely by volunteers. Each spring, usually in late May, a tournament is hosted for children ages 5 to 16. Many organizations such as Scouts, Boys and Girls Club and church organizations participate in fishing activities. The pond is stocked with catfish, blue gill and trout, which enables children to fish at no cost. There is easy access, including one handicap dock. Raffle tickets, for $5 each or five for $20, are available for a 17-foot Stratos Bass Boat donated by Martin Swanty Auto Center. Tickets are available from John D'Ambro, who will be at Smith's every Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or from Trish Carter at Mohave County Sheriff's Office. The drawing will be May 18.
DMS Events: The Gymkhana Awards event will begin with a potluck at noon May 19 at Recreation Area 3, Hualapai Mountain Park. For more information, call (928) 692-0199.
Dolan Springs Trail System: The Dolan Springs Trail System will meet at the Chamber of Commerce Building at 6 p.m. Wednesday. We will have Ramone McCoy, wilderness specialist from the Kingman Bureau of Land Management, talk about the upcoming project in the Mt. Tipton Wilderness Area. For more information, contact Sue Baughman at (928) 716-3362.
Kingman Kut-Ups Square Dance Club: The club's next event is a Graduation Dance on May 11 with caller Mike Wilder. Dancing will be from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Nutrition Center, 1776 Airway Ave. For more information, call 565-3058.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on April 27 were: first, Keith Walker; second, Flo Ragsdale; and third, John Goryl. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Mohave Community Orchestra: Mohave Community Orchestra and Kingman Concert Band will present a Patriotic Concert at 7 p.m. May 11 at Kingman High School, 4182 N. Bank St. The suggested donations are: $3 senior or student, $5 adult, $10 family. For more information, call Art Swanson at (928) 753-3902.
Mohave County Genealogical Society: Our next meeting will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the library at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts, 400 W. Beale St. Summer is already with us and it is a really good time to stay in the cool house and do computer research. So many new sites and free programs are available for searching, such as Access Genealogy, where you can download forms to help get organized. Jo Anne Furlong will tell us what she has discovered about her father's family. We hope you will join us on this trip.
Mohave Republican Forum: You are invited to the forum meeting Wednesday at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. A buffet dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6 or before. The gathering is open to the public; admission is $13 per person and includes the dinner. The speakers will be Mike Hendrix, interim administrator, giving us a Mohave County update. Due to seating limitations, reservations are requested. Call Rita at (928) 692-4771 or Kathie at (928) 718-0891.
Republican Women of Kingman: The RW of Kingman will hold their monthly luncheon meeting on Monday at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.; the meeting starts at noon. Lunch costs $13. The guest speakers for this meeting will be Councilwoman Carole Young and City of Kingman Finance Director Coral Loyd.
Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation: RUFFF, a nonprofit corporation, is holding a fundraiser for the animals sponsored by Maurices Women's Clothing Store, located at 3970 Stockton Hill Road, Unit H, in Kingman. This fundraiser starts on Friday and continues until May 17. The store's hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Please let the salesgirl and cashier know that you want RUFFF to benefit from this fundraiser and you want the 20 percent discount on your purchase. Donations of dog and cat food and treats, or any pet items, can be dropped off at Maurices Womens Clothing Store during the above dates to receive 20 percent off your purchase. Visit our website at www.rufffhouse.org. All money raised in these fundraisers will help offset the huge costs of caring for rescued animals who reside at RUFFF in Mohave County. RUFFF is in need of volunteers to help feed, clean and socialize the animals, which also includes community service volunteers too. Please call (928) 279-6409 today.
VFW Post 10386: This Saturday the dinner, served from 5 to 6 p.m. for a $7 donation, will be Russ and Irene's Cinco de Mayo dinner of two shredded beef tacos, one pork and green chili burrito, beans and rice, and strawberry margarita cake. We will have a piñata raffle; tickets are $1 each or six for $5. See the bartender for tickets. Prizes include gift cards and jewelry. All proceeds go toward the walk-in cooler. The winning ticket will be drawn Saturday. Today there will be tacos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We are in need of the following items for our annual trip to the VA Hospital in Prescott. We need 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 Friday. We are located at 3036 John L Ave. For more information, call (928) 757-9191.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on April 24 were: first place, Barry Pope; second place, Shirley McQuinn; and third place, Kathy Townsend.