Organizations: November 6, 2014

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14: The unit will be represented at fall conference in Tucson this weekend. Members are asked to attend the general meeting on Monday - please note the day change for this month - to find out what your delegates have learned. On Veteran's Day, we encourage all to fly the American flag and invite members, family and friends to join us at Mountain View Cemetery at 11 a.m. to honor our veterans. We will soon be gathering gifts for this year's Christmas Gift Shop at the VA Medical Center in Prescott, so please start shopping or work on your hand-crafted gifts.

American Legion Post 14: Today is the final day to get your tickets for the dinner and comedy show on Saturday. Please do not plan on getting tickets at the door. We understand that there are other things going on around town, and hope our Legion family members and guests will choose to support this event in addition to whatever else you plan to do. On Veteran's Day, reveille and flag raising at the post will be at 6 a.m., and our annual ceremony that is open to the public will be at the cemetery at 11 a.m. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak in old town Kingman; call us at (928) 753-3555.

Belles of St. Mary's: And quietly, like a whisper, we Catholics with wonder and humble awe filed into our new Temple of Worship, our House of Prayer. With no advance trumpets, we entered our beautiful not-fully-completed church. Rising between our 1906 mission church and our 1967 church, we now worship together with all those who have gone before us - hundreds, thousands, no, hundreds of thousands of prayers to our omnipotent God have been carried to the foot of the throne of God by angels. Appropriately, we sang the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" with tearful gusto and exited stage left with a rousing rendition of "America the Beautiful." We've never sounded so good! And so we celebrated our first Mass! As we gallop into the days of preparation for the end-of-the-year festivities, mark these dates: Belles meeting: Nov. 11; Turkey Tuesday at Basha's (food roundup) Nov. 25 - Belles Annual Raffle; to name a few. The Hispanic Ministry is sponsoring a fundraiser for the "Jovenes Para Christo." Orders are being noted as we speak (read). This gathering of parishioners is quite active and overflowing with gusto and love for our God. One of our missionaries is a talented guitar player and is currently teaching several of our Catholics to play guitar - his name is Eber and we are thrilled to be blessed with the love and knowledge of our missionaries. Remember: Prayer is to the soul what rain is to soil.

Brunch Bunch Motorcycle Riders: The Brunch Bunch has no dues, no officers, no paperwork, no egos - we just ride and have fun with like-minded friends. Meet at I-40 Exit 48 Chevron, 777 W. Beale St. at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Kickstands up at 9 a.m. This week's Wednesday ride is to the Country Kitchen in Wickenberg.

Cerbat Garden Club: The third meeting of the season will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave. Anyone interested in gardening, floral design, civic beautification and conservation of our natural resources is invited to attend. No gardening experience required. After our regular business meeting and refreshments, our program will be "Reduce - Reuse - Recycling." Our guest speaker for this program will be Jeremiah Divis, owner of Bulldog Recycling. Jeremiah will show us how important recycling is to our environment. Everyday waste impacts all of us, plus the animals, birds and sea life that we enjoy. If we don't do our part in helping to stop this, our children and grandchildren may not be able to enjoy the land that we live in. Landfills are backing up and there are so many things that do not disintegrate, poisoning our land and water. Join us in learning about where we can recycle most of the items that we use and discard every day. For more information, you can call Diana at (928) 757-8659. If there is no answer, please leave a message and she will get back to you!

Democratic Women's Club: We meet Wednesday at Calico's Restaurant. Social time starts at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at noon. This month we will be collecting canned goods for the Kingman Area Food Bank. For every can of food you donate, you will receive a raffle ticket. All the tickets will be put in a large jar and a winner will be drawn. The prize will be something special that everyone should be able to use. We are planning on having someone from the food bank tell us of the needs they have to feed the people of the community. We will be asking for nominations for president and possibly vice president at this meeting. Any of our members can be nominated and are all qualified to hold either office. We will vote at our December meeting. Everyone is welcome to come to our meetings, but only Democratic women can join our club. For more information regarding the Democratic Women's Club, call Democratic Headquarters at (928) 753-0006.

Friday's Duplicate Bridge Game: The winners were: first, Wolfgang Vorbau and Dan Lordahl; second, Lynn Stiegler and Karla Kay; third, Lorraine Leenhouts and Jim Blaschak; and fourth, Julia Caughlin and Barbara Gracin. The game is held every Friday at noon at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. This is an open game and we welcome anyone interested in joining us.

Kingman Art Alliance: The next meeting of Art Alliance will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center. We welcome new members.

Kingman Area Literacy Program: KALP has been combined with WELCOME, meeting quarterly (March, June, September, December) at 9:30 a.m. at the library administration building in the conference room. The public is welcome. For questions or information, call Bruce Carter at (928) 692-5744. Grandparents Parenting Grandchilden support group is held from 1:15-2:45 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly (dark June-August) at WACOG, 208 N. Fourth St. For questions or information, call Chris Meisenheimer at (928) 757-4616. The tutor literacy resource group is now quarterly at 9 a.m. beginning in January, following through April, July and October, and the public is welcomed. Contact Chris for more information. At 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Sunday of every month, a peace vigil is held on the corner of Airway and Stockton Hill Road. Contact Chris for more information.

Kingman AZ Computer User Group (KACUG): The group will meet from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. There will be a presentation on security. For more details, see our website: www.kingmanazcug.com. KACUG's 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, subject to the KACUG bylaws. You do not have to own a computer to be a member. To view this month's agenda or any past agendas, please click on our website and "Agenda". For further information, please contact President Gloria Richhart at (928) 377-6726. We have been an active computer users group in Kingman for over 19 years. If you have just purchased a computer or are contemplating buying your first computer you are welcome to attend.

Kingman Quilter's Guild: 9 a.m. every Wednesday at the College Park Baptist Church, 1990 Jagerson Ave. The cost is $1 and the meetings are open to the public. We sew and quilt during this time. For more information, contact Shirley Johnson at (928) 757-8703.

Kingman Tennis Club: We have evening walk-in tennis at 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Morning walk-in tennis is at 9 a.m. on Saturdays. We meet at the tennis courts in Centennial Park. The cost is $2 for members and $3 for non-members. Wear tennis shoes and bring a racquet. Our club provides the tennis balls and pays the court fees. We will place you in a doubles match based on your skill level. Beginners are welcome and we will assign someone to help you get started. For more information, contact Brooke Fix at (928) 753-5684.

Meadview Library Book Discussion Group: Meetings are at 10 a.m. on the third Friday of every even-numbered month (February, April, June, etc.) at the Meadview Library. The purpose of the discussion group is to promote reading and have a mature, interactive discussion with other readers about the chosen book. Meetings are one hour long. Stop by the Meadview Library and check out our next book selection to read and discuss, read the book at your leisure, then come to discussion.

Mohave Arms Collectors Association: MACA's meeting will be held one week early on Nov. 20 due to Thanksgiving. The theme this month will be "Winchester Shotguns." The MACA is a group of firearms enthusiasts who normally meet the last Thursday of the month in the clubhouse of the Mohave Sportsman Association rifle range, located at 3155 N. Oatman Highway. For further information, call (928) 681-4476.

Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation (RUFFF): Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation is seeking volunteers to assist with the daily care of the animals at our sanctuary in Golden Valley. This includes cleaning, watering, feeding, brushing and playtime. If you have even two hours to spare, RUFFF needs you. Call (928) 565-BARK (2275) for more information on becoming a volunteer. RUFFF has many wonderful dogs and cats looking for forever homes. If you have room in your home for a furry friend, adoptions are held daily by appointment. We have many, many medium- to large-breed dogs, of all ages, that would love to be a part of your family. There are lots of nice kitties, too.

Teamster Retirees and Associates: The group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 302 Monroe St. (Moose Lodge) in Kingman. Friendly people, good conversation and food. For more information, call (928) 692-1071.

Thursday Party Bridge: The winners for Oct. 30 were: first, Julia Caughlin; second, Sylvia Goryl; and third, Dorothy Jackson.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners for Oct. 29 were: first, Barbara Gracin; second, Nelson Gaska; and third, Shirley Costain.

Whistle Stop Railroad Club: Club members are train enthusiasts with the purpose of preserving railroad history through the operation of the Kingman Railroad Museum. The museum is located in the restored Santa Fe Depot at 402 Andy Devine Ave. and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum provides the public with the opportunity for discovery, education and recreation using scale model railroad equipment, railroad artifacts, memorabilia and historic displays. The museum's model railroads include N-gauge, HO gauge, and Lionel (O gauge) layouts, all of which can be seen in operation. We invite anyone with an interest in railroad history or model railroading to come by and see how we are doing. Our next meeting will be at 9 a.m. Nov. 15 at the museum. For more information, call the museum at 718-1440, visit our website, www.whistlestoprailroadclub.org, or see us on Facebook.