American Legion Auxiliary Swaskegame Unit 14: The 2014 delegate to Arizona Girls State has been selected. We are proud to announce that Kaci Winckler, daughter of Sherri and Howard Gorter, was chosen to be the delegate and Kasslyn Silverman, daughter of Christina and Edward Silverman, is the alternate. The 67th session will take place at the University of Arizona June 1-7. To help raise funds to send this year's delegate, the Girls Night Out event will be held on March 29. Mary Jedzinek needs to know by this Saturday if 30 tickets have been sold or reserved. Members, please refer to your postcard or email for details. Over $400 was donated by the unit and individual members to purchase food and clothing to help support the recent Mohave County Stand Down for homeless veterans. In addition, three unit members helped at the event. The unit is still 21 members short of 100 percent for 2014. If you have not yet renewed, please send your $25 check to P.O. Box 4221, Kingman, AZ 86402-4221.
Belles of St. Mary's: We are two weeks into the Lenten Journey with Christ and our parish is bursting with love and God's grace. Our church temple is a "work in progress" and boy have you seen the progress? Amazing. Of course, the "pay outs" are stunning as well, but we, as God's family, have rallied in a most wonderful manner - we are only "33 thou" short of the emergency request back in December! We have Stations of the Cross every Friday at 11 a.m. (English) and 6 p.m. (Spanish). In the midst of all this, we had a most spectacular pageant of feminine devotion to our beliefs - the "Lenten Day of Reflection with Mary" was overflowing with women, led by the Toilolo Family from our neighboring Lake Havasu City Parish. Our ladies are still brimming with pride and joy in having joined together to learn more of our rich Catholic truths and traditions. Today (March 20) is the first day of spring and yesterday (March 19) was the Feast Day of St. Joseph, most chaste spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and patron saint to all men who have stepped up to be foster fathers to so many children in our world today. Last weekend's "meet and greet" was perfect. The guys and gals from St. Vincent de Paul were the servers and the day provided by our gracious God was ideal for the al fresco affair. Mark your calendars for the youth talent show next weekend (March 29) after the 4 p.m. mass. All the Belles, having produced these "yoots" will surely be there!
Beta Sigma Phi: All the chapters for Beta Sigma Phi will meet for Founder's Day Celebration in the end of April. Beta Sigma Phi is the largest international women's sorority in the world, servicing 60 countries. BSP is 83 years old! For more information, contact any BSP sister.
Downwinders of Mohave County: Downwinders of Mohave County executive meeting was held at Calico's Restaurant on March 10. All members were present. The main issue is the hearing from 10 a.m.-noon April 14 with Congressman Gosar in the Mohave County Board of Supervisors Auditorium, 700 West Beale St. All Downwinders need to attend this very important hearing. For further information, call (928) 765-2242 or visit: www.downwindersofmohavecounty.com.
Kingman Area School Retirees' Association will hold its next meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dora's. Bryan Morgan will be our guest speaker. He is from the state association and will talk about legislative updates and benefits available for retirees. There will also be an "opportunity drawing" for the beautiful necklace that we saw at our January meeting and which has been generously donated by Linda Kocher, so bring a little extra cash! You might walk away with a gorgeous piece of jewelry! For additional information, you may call Paul Tribbett at 753-6481 or Sandi Minkler at 757-1585.
Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: The Youth Chess Tournament is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The Elks Lodge's "Old Timer's Night" is Saturday. Happy hour is at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6, followed by awards. For more information on special events, contact Tasha at 753-2547. The following is a list of events for the coming week for lodge members and their guests: Thursday: social quarters Sandwich, Soup and Salad Bar Buffet, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $8.95; Taco Thursday dinner, 5-7 p.m.; Friday lunch, captain's platter with cod and shrimp; Friday Night Dinner, 5-7 p.m. in the social quarters and main dining room, Beef Wellington. Monday lunch: meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy. Wednesday lunch: baked barbecue chicken, potato salad and baked beans. Tuesday social quarters lunch with sandwich, soup and salad bar buffet, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $8.95. Pizza and Spaghetti Night, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays. Lodge Meeting Night is every second and fourth Wednesday. Build your own Burger on the second Wednesday and steak dinner on the 4th Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. prior to lodge meetings. The public is welcome for lunch Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dinner on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the main dining room area, 5-7 p.m. Thursday bingo games start at noon, with doors open at 10:30 a.m. The main dining room and food service is available. For information on all lodge events, call 753-2547.
Kingman Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 765: Our chapter was asked by the Laughlin Bullhead International Airport director, Jeremy Keating, to hold a Young Eagle rally at their airport. This was our second year doing a rally and it was a big success. Six of our pilots and all of our ground support personal were able to fly 127 children between the ages of 8 and 18 from all over Mohave County. The Mohave County Airport Authority is in charge of the Laughlin Bullhead International Airport and the staff and all concerned had a great time. Landmark Aviation provided hot dogs and sodas for the children and even though the wind was stronger than we would have liked, the six pilots and staff had a great time giving the children of the river communities a taste of aviation. It truly is nice to be so well received by the governing board of the airport and the folks at Landmark. For more information about the EAA, call David Amspoker at (928) 757-7742.
Kingman Kut-Ups Square Dance Club: The Kingman Kut-Ups next dance will be the Hobo Dance from 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Senior Nutrition Center, 1776 Airway Ave. The caller will be Dale Dockery. For information, contact Jean at (928) 565-3058.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on March 15 were: first, John Goryl; second, Barbara Stoefen; and third, Flo Ragsdale. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Mohave Community Choir: The Mohave Community Choir is practicing for its Spring Concert from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the LDS Church on Rutherford St. For more information, contact Roger Johnson, (928) 757-5567.
Republican Women of Kingman: We meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. A spaghetti lunch will be served. The meeting will start at noon. Cost for the lunch and meeting is $10. Cost to attend without lunch is $3. The speakers are State Sen. Michele Reagan, running for secretary of state, and Mark Naufel, political director of the Arizona GOP. Everyone is welcome. No reservations are needed.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter 975: We meet at 6 p.m. March 27 at Sunridge Village, 839 Landon Dr., Bullhead City. For more information, call (928) 377-1101.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners March 12 were: first, Barry Pope; second, Sharon Hayes; and third, Shirley Costain.
Whistle Stop Railroad Club: The club met March 15, followed by the seventh session of the "How to Create a Model Railroad" workshop series. That session provided instruction and demonstration of the creation of scenic backdrops. The next session is from 10 a.m. to noon April 5. It will cover completing the model layout. Designed and presented by club member Bob Batten, these workshops are free to all ages. The Whistle Stop Railroad Club operates the Kingman Railroad Museum for the purpose of preserving railroad history. We meet at the museum at 9 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month and the public is invited. The museum is located in the restored Santa Fe Depot, 402 Andy Devine Ave. For more information, call us at the museum: 718-1440. Like us on Facebook!