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11:21 AM Fri, Feb. 22nd

Organizations: February 20, 2014

Arizona Independent Party: We still need more workers. Anyone interested can contact the chairwoman - Janice L. at (928) 530-2552 or All are welcome. Our monthly meeting is at 7 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month. The meeting is held at Mohave County Library, 3269 N. Burbank St. in Kingman. We want all to attend. We are starting our petition drive, having music festivals, silent auctions and more. Come get involved, have fun, and be a part of history.

Belles of St. Mary's: Another triumph for the Green Duffy, Litzenburg and Cox leadership team this past Tuesday; the room was packed, spirits ran high and sporadic giggles were evident signs of a bunch of happy Belles! Reports were read, dollars were accounted for and assignments were given for our short-term goals. We are mere days away from our annual gathering for the "Undressing of the Taters!" This fun event begins on Mar. 4 in the parish center in preparation for our time-honored "Serving of the Soup" - Ash Wednesday, of course, on Wednesday! This particular church custom is very popular with our Catholics as evidenced by the droves of worshippers that almost rivals that of Christmas and Paschal mass attendance. Mark your calendars. Excellent timing on the part of the FCCW (not a union) - the Saturday after Ash Wednesday, we are all invited to be blessed with a "Lenten Day of Reflection" (parish center, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.). The goal is to evangelize, build our faith community, develop our spiritual life, and reach out as a group in ministry. All these skills will, of course, benefit our children, our families, our community and ourselves. Our Lord will be most pleased with us as we learn how to share His wondrous love for us with others - do come. Don't forget the corner store fundraiser this Friday at our local high school on Bank Street. A good cause and a night of wholesome entertainment. See ya there!

DMS Events: The next gymkhana Jackpot Series will begin Mar. 8, with sign-up at 9 a.m. and a 10 a.m. start at GrayWood Stables, 2576 E. Calle Chavez (mile marker 14, North Stockton Hill Road). For more information, call (928) 692-0199.

Democratic Women's Club of Kingman: The Democratic Women's Club met on Feb. 12 at Calico's Restaurant. We had a women's expo where we featured the women of our club who have a business, a service or a product that they would like our members to know about. Eight members had a few minutes of time to promote what they have to offer. It was a great opportunity to get to know each other better. We discussed plans for our annual Flag Day celebration at Metcalfe Park and President Carol reported the progress of our fundraising for the Flag Pole for Metcalfe Park Project. We had two more ladies join our club and one member turned in an application to become a precinct committeeperson. President Carol presented everyone with a chocolate cupcake in honor of Valentine's Day. We welcome any one to our meetings, but only Democratic women can join our club. Dues are $12 annually and we accept members any time during the year. For more information about the Democratic Women's Club, call Carol at (928) 753-3237.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on Feb. 14 were: first place, Kay Klaus and Jerry Lipson; second place, Donna Blaschak and Bryan Carlson; and third place, Dick and Nancy Axelson.

Route 66 Good Sams Club: Our next campout will be today through Saturday in Lake Havasu. If you are interested in camping with us, call Amy Dotson at (928) 530-2448 or email

Kingman Experimental Aircraft Association: The Experimental Aircraft Association is offering a private pilot ground school on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. for the next six to eight weeks. The class will meet at 4650 Flightline Drive. The course is free, but students must purchase their own supplies, which include a book, plotter and E6B flight computer (total costs are roughly $50). The certified instructor is Alfred Fattouch, a commercial pilot. Students must be turning 15 this year. For more information, contact Fattouch via email at or David Amspoker at (928) 757-7742.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Feb. 15 were: first, Jim Robbins; second, Ron Cosby; and third, Joann Brown. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Mohave Community Choir: The Mohave Community Choir is practicing for their Spring Concert from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the LDS Church on Rutherford Street. We are open to new members and have auditions at 6 p.m. every Thursday before our practices. The choir is looking for men and women, ages 16 and up, to fill all parts: Soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Come and join us. For more information, contact Roger Johnson, (928) 757-5567.

Republican Women of Kingman: The Republican Women of Kingman will hold their monthly meeting at noon on Monday at the Elks Club, 900 Gates Ave. A buffet lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will start at noon. The speakers this month are Andrew Thomas, a candidate for governor and former Maricopa County attorney, and Kristi Turman, chair of the Economic Development Marketing Commission for Mohave County. Cost of the lunch and meeting is $10. The meeting only is $3. The lunch and meeting are open to the public and everyone is invited. For reservations, please call (928) 727-1260.

VFW Post 10386: We are having our taco dinner from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today. This is open to the public. The Men's Auxiliary Dinner is scheduled for 5-6 p.m. on Saturday. The menu is grilled pork chops, baked potato, green bean casserole, salad and a dessert. The price is $7, and it is open to the public. We are located at 3036 John L Ave. For more information, call (928) 757-9191.

Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter 975: The VVA, Mohave County Chapter 975, will be having its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 27. This month's meeting will be at the Sunridge Village, 839 Landon Drive, Bullhead City. For additional information, call (928) 377-1101.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Feb. 12 were: first place, Barry Pope; second place, Barbara Brown; and third place, Lorna Gabby.

Whistle Stop Railroad Club: The club's most recent meeting was held on Feb. 15 and was followed by the fourth session of the Club's training series "How to Create a Model Railroad." That workshop session provided information on landscaping the layout, including creating realistic land features, grass, and trees. As designed and presented by club member Bob Batten, these informational offerings cover the full range of activities required in the building of a model railroad layout. The next session in this workshop series will be from 10 a.m. to noon following the club's meeting on March 1. At that training offering, instruction will be provided in the construction of buildings for the layout. These workshops are free to youth of all ages. The club is actively recruiting new members. We meet at the museum at 9 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month. The museum is located in the restored Santa Fe Depot, 402 Andy Devine Ave. For more information, call us at the museum: (928) 718-1440.