American Legion Post 14: On Veteran's Day, reveille for Legion family and guests is at 6 a.m. at the Post, followed by socializing and biscuits and gravy by the Auxiliary Unit at 7 a.m. for a donation of $5 per person. Our ceremony at the cemetery is at 11 a.m. and is open to the public. All Legion family members who have already renewed for 2014 are invited to our early bird event on Nov. 16. RSVP to (928) 753-3555 by Sunday. Post 14 is located at 225 E. Oak St.
Belles of St. Mary's: The first order of business is the Belle's meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the parish center. This very important meeting will give us our marching orders for the upcoming annual raffle - our one and only fundraiser to glean dollars for our special works, (funeral receptions, First Communion or Confirmation receptions, our bishop's visits). In the midst of all this high finance, we always manage to have a heap o' fun. Now we shine the light on Saint Leo, the great elected pope in 440 A.D. He gave us the doctrine of the incarnation of Christ (Webster's dictionary: the embodiment of God in the human form of Jesus). This we celebrate on Sunday. St. Martin of Tours shares Monday's solemnity with the holy warriors of Veterans Day. St. Martin is remembered for giving half of his cloak to a nearly naked beggar and the next night dreamed Jesus wore it. This all happened between 315 and 397 A.D. Again, we point with pride to the rich traditions and history of our glorious church. Case in point: It took Michelangelo four years to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel; it was first exhibited on the Feast of All Saints Day, Nov. 1, 1512. Five hundred years later, there is none to compete with this beautiful tribute to our God. So, stay strong, have hope and say your prayers.
Cerbat Garden Club: The Cerbat Garden Club meets at St. John's Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave. The third meeting of the season will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Anyone interested in gardening, floral design, civic beautification and conservation of our natural resources is invited to attend. No gardening experience is required. After our regular business meeting and refreshments, our guest speaker will be one of Kathleen Scott's design staff. Kathleen is the owner of Mandarin Orchid House, one of our local florists in Kingman. Her design staff member will share tips and demonstrate how we can arrange the flowers we grow in our gardens. We will learn how to show off our homegrown flowers. We can bring our flowers indoors and show how to create a pleasing display for our homes. If you have any questions, call Diana at (928) 757-8659. Please leave a message if I'm not there and I will get back to you.
DMS Events: The next gymkhana Jackpot Series will begin Saturday with sign-ups at 9 a.m. and run at 10 a.m. at GrayWood Stables, 2576 E. Calle Chavez (mile marker 14, North Stockton Hill Road). For more information, call (928) 692-0199.
Fraternal Order of Police Associate Lodge: FOPA is a civilian affiliate of the Fraternal Order of Police. We are comprised of civilian law enforcement employees; friends and families of law enforcement officers; responsible and respected business persons; professional men and women; and citizens from all walks of life, people willing to devote a portion of their time and efforts toward assisting the law enforcement agencies of our communities, county and state. We urge all supporters of law enforcement to join our ranks. It is time for the silent majority to be heard and recognized. Contact us and ask for more information about the FOPA. Coordination: The FOPA has many programs to keep you involved. We are proud to support many deserving programs. Communications: FOPA members have accomplished a great deal. Members are kept up-to-date on pending legislation. Attend local meetings. Cooperation: Even if you can't be personally involved all the time, just "being a member" is important to show our support of the law and our law enforcement professionals. For information, call (928) 699-7412.
Kingman Arizona Computer Users Group: KACUG invites you to join their meeting from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. We are now set up with a wireless network for those who wish to bring their laptops. Members will be able to have hands-on experience, which will make it easier to walk through and understand presentations. Please be sure your battery is fully charged if you plan to use your laptop. There will be a presentation by Teri Gray about Shutterfly and a demonstration on photo books. For more details, see our website: kingmanazcug.com. KACUG annual dues are $12 per person; you may pay at our meeting. As a member of KACUG, you will be entitled to attend all meetings, run for office and participate in the voting on all major policies and officer elections and be subject to the KACUG bylaws. You do not have to own a computer to be a member. Anyone with an interest in computers is welcome, experience not necessary. To view this month's agenda or any past agendas, please go to our website and click on the "Agenda" header. For more information, contact President Gloria Richhart at (928) 377-6726.
Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: To thank them for their service, the lodge will hold a free breakfast for all local veterans and their spouses at 8 a.m. Sunday in the lodge dining room, 900 Gates Ave. A program featuring the Color Guard from VFW Post 10386, state Sen. Kelli Ward, and Patrick K. Ferrell, president of the Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council, will be presented before the breakfast. A breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, home fries or biscuits and gravy, orange juice and coffee will be served buffet-style. For information, call (928) 753-3557. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Walgreens Pharmacy will be giving flu shots at the lodge dining room. Members of the public are invited; no appointments are necessary. The cost is $25.99, but insurance information and co-pays will be taken by Walgreens. For information, call Walgreens at (928) 753-7766. The following is a list of events for the coming week: Tacos: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, main dining room; Bingo: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 4) Thursday, main dining room. Friday night dinner: 5 to 7 p.m., main dining room. Pizza night: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, main dining room. Meeting Night: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (second and fourth of each month), food service in clubroom. Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, club room. For information on all regular events, call (928) 753-2547.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Nov. 2 were: first, Warren Knudson; second, Rose Lesniewski and Pat Doty; and third, Bob Bennett. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Laureate Beta Epsilon: The local Laureate Beta Epsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority met at the home of Elyse Siokos on Sept. 5. Attending were Roxie Daniel, Corliss Foley, Chris Fink, Rosie Freeman, Barbara Bernard, Ellen Gustafson and June Schultz. Elyse served as hostess and Corliss presented a program on the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit coming to Kingman. Several sorority members have volunteered to be docents. Pig in the poke was won by Chris Fink. Several sisters attended a craft class on making dream catchers at the local library on Sept. 18. The class and supplies were provided by Mary, an employee of the library association. Our newest member, Barbara Bernard, was the hostess for our second meeting in September with 11 members present. Everyone was reminded of the upcoming events happening in Kingman - The Andy Devine Parade and Rodeo, the Journey Stories Exhibit at the museum, and the Annual Wine and Cheese fundraiser, also at the museum. Barbara then demonstrated how to make and decorate mesh ribbon wreaths and also showed us some of the glass plate flowers she had made for her garden. Ellen Gustafson won pig in the poke. The next meeting was held at the home of Roxie Daniel on Oct. 3. Twelve members were present. Roxie was hostess for the evening and presented a program on breast cancer awareness. The sorority chapter gave a donation to the Kingman Medical Regional Center to help prevent breast cancer. The second meeting in October was held at the home of JoAnn Reisbeck on Oct. 24. Attending members,along with JoAnn, were: Marsha Gatlin, Roxie Daniel, Chris Fink, June Schultz, Camille Patula and Elyse Siokos. The guest for the evening was Wanda Barwald, who presented a program on "Miche Purses" with magnetic covers to change the looks and colors. These magnets will not interfere with cell phones, etc. The members then had Halloween refreshments and exchanged Secret Sister gifts following a Halloween theme. The next scheduled meeting will be at the home of Corliss Foley.
Mohave County Genealogical Society: The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the library of the Mohave Museum of History and Arts. Last meeting, instead of focusing on our ancestors, each member was asked to recall a memory from the earliest years of their own life. We discovered that we come from all corners of the country and have had some exceptional experiences. This month we will delve into the mystery of our DNA with the help of Shirley Akin, who has received her own profile and will help us to understand the process. Visitors are welcome to join us.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Oct. 30 were: first place, Barbara Brown; second place, Lorna Gabby; and third place, Nelson Gaska.
Whistle Stop Railroad Club: The Kingman Railroad Museum, operated by the club, is featuring a one-day special model railroad exhibit. The museum's permanent operating N-gauge, HO-gauge and Lionel (O-gauge) model railroads will be joined by a unique N-gauge layout depicting a Bavarian Village complete with beer garden, bed and breakfast, sawmill and more. This operating display features several locomotives, including an 1850-period Royal Bavarian passenger train and German steam and diesel locomotives. Some of the engines and cars are "hands on" and will be available for personal inspection. The museum is located in the restored Santa Fe Depot, 402 Andy Devine Ave. This special exhibition will be noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The entry fee is $2; those under 5 are free. For more information, call the museum at (928) 718-1440. The Whistle Stop Railroad Club's members are train enthusiasts with the purpose of preserving railroad history through the operation of the Kingman Railroad Museum. The museum provides the public with the opportunity for discovery, education and recreation using scale model railroad equipment and railroad artifacts, memorabilia and historic displays. Club members provide staffing for the museum on a volunteer basis, six days a week (closed Monday). New members are being actively recruited. The club meets at the museum at 9 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month. For more information, call (928) 718-1440.