Organization News: Thursday, April 30, 2015

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14: Friday will be the monthly visit to a local guest home. We would appreciate other members joining in this community service project. Contact President Ellis if you are interested. The Post is hosting this month's "First Saturday" breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. and the District 7 meetings will be held at Post 14 beginning at 11 a.m. We have just learned that Department President Jane Shoemaker will not be able to make the district meeting after all, but we still hope to see many Unit 14 members at the meeting. The unit will be hosting the luncheon following the Legion and Auxiliary meetings. If you have not been receiving email notices about unit activities, we do not have your address. Please send your email info to Rebecca at rebfar@npgcable.com.

American Legion Post 14: On the menu for breakfast on Saturday morning from 8-9:30 a.m. are huevos rancheros (or scrambled eggs), sausage, fruit salad, stuffed strawberries, homemade muffins, yogurt and coffee/tea/juices, all for a $6 donation per person for members and guests. The District 7 meeting will start at 11 a.m.; officers for the 2015-2016 Legion year will be elected at this meeting. A brisket lunch by Auxiliary Unit 14 will follow. On May 16, the Sons of the American Legion will be hosting a car show, dinner and sockhop. The fun starts at 3 p.m. We can now say "check your newsletter for details," since a May/June newsletter is being published. Also, don't forget to "like" and "follow" us on Facebook at American Legion AZ Post 14. Find Post 13 on the corner of Third and Oak in old town Kingman; call us at (928) 753-3555.

Belles of St. Mary's: Pop quiz: What does C.D. M & F stand for? We know you know... we answer later. Now to business - May 5, day of commitments; FCCW's "grand finale" with a potluck brimming over with Mexican cuisine; we're talking finger-licking good here. The same evening will find us at the Centennial softball field for the 7:10 p.m. game at field 6 against the Manzanita team. The word is that the city games are a mere training and exercise regiment for the highly anticipated game in the mountains on Aug. 1! So come and practice your cheering technique and exercise your lungs for the good of all. Now onto your prayer life - that which will provide for your eternal soul: we have daily Mass; adoration chapel open 12 hours a day; First Friday and First Saturday Novenas; and Thursday RCIA classes. Answer to quiz: crowning, devotions, mass and fiesta! You got it, right? We begin at 3 p.m. and continue through the beautiful day God will provide. So we have a Royal Crowning (Mary, Queen of Heaven); Devotions (prayers sent Heaven-ward); the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (no explanation needed); and then fiesta (food, music, games, contests and more food). Of course your Belles are all in the midst of these activities and festivities - so come and join your Catholic family!

Brunch Bunch Motorcycle Riders: The Brunch Bunch has no dues, no officers, no paperwork, no egos - we just ride Sundays and Wednesdays and have fun with like-minded friends. Meet at I-40 Exit 48 Chevron, 777 W. Beale St. at 8:30 a.m. Kickstands up at 9 a.m. For questions or information, contact Harley at (928) 530-2555.

Cedar Hills 4-H Club: The club participated in the Kingman Clean City Commission, Chuck Gibson Community Challenge on Earth Day, April 22, by serving at Manzanita Baptist Church House. The club weeded, pruned, planted flowers, raked leaves and realigned brick. Members were: William L'Huillier, Linda L'Huillier, Jessie James, Mechelle James, Jaylene Paine, Jaicee Paine, Ashley Goff, Jaimee Paine, Violet Talley, Kylee Grace, Rebekah Russell and Dottie Russell.

Cheap Shots Gun Club: A Christian gun club founded in 2008, we have been shooting at the Mohave Sportsman Club, aka Seven Mile Range, for the last five years. Our members (both men and women) are members of a number of churches in the area. We shoot on the first Saturday of each month at 8 a.m. and have a meeting at Praise Chapel, room four, on the last Saturday of the month. We also have a "fun shoot" to help you with personal defense skills. For more information, call Bill McCune at (928) 716-2872.

Kingman Art Alliance: The Kingman Art Alliance met April 16 at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center. Prior to the meeting, nine girls from Girl Scout Troop No. 384, ages 6-13, with their leader Diane Gruener participated in a "Scratch Art Demo" led by members of the Art Alliance. An Artist's Yard Sale was held on April 18 at the home of member Karen and Gerald Peters. The next meeting of the Art Alliance will be on May 21 at the Adult Center.

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: The lodge meets every second and fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m. This Saturday, volunteers are welcome to help with two events. The Elks will be grilling for the Torch Run at Centennial Park to benefit Special Olympics. Meet at the Lodge at 9 a.m. We are hosting a prom dinner for Kingman High School students that evening. The prom committee will be decorating the main dining room Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and those helping to cook and serve should be at the Lodge by 4 p.m. Lunch is served Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Every Friday, dinner is served from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Flatbread pizzas are now available for lunch and dinner on Tuesdays. Bingo will return at noon Thursday. Come and check out the specials and new format! Call (928) 753-2547 for more information on any of these events and follow Kingman Elks on Facebook for updates on all the Lodge's activities.

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 Shirly 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 8 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.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The results of the April 25 games were: first place, Pat Knudson; second place, Charlene Graves; and third place, H. Allrerd. For more information about the club, call Joann at (928) 718-0359.

Living the Loss of Your Child Christ Care Grief Group: We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Golden Valley Baptist Church, 100 S. Higley Road, Golden Valley. The meetings are open to those who have lost children or loved ones. The meetings are to share, show compassion and support, and encourage personal Christian growth during this most difficult time in our lives. Our main purpose is to care for others as Christ cares for us. For more information, contact Cynde Anthony at (928) 856-0847 or Angie Berg at (928) 716-9590.

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 Republican Forum: On May 13, there will be a presentation and discussion of what has happened at the state Capitol and in the Legislature which may affect you and this community, county and state. State Rep. Regina Cobb, R-Kingman, County Assessor Ron Nicholson and County Treasurer Cindy Cox will be there. This meeting will be held at the Golden Corral in Kingman, 3580 Stockton Hill Road. The meeting room should be available by 4:45 p.m. or before and the program begins at 5:45 p.m. or before. There is an admission charge of $2 per person to assist with the meeting costs. Dinner is on your own. For reservations, which are requested and helpful, or for further information, contact Rita Basinger at (928) 692-4771, ritabasinger@citlink.net; Mary D'Angina at (928) 716-4053, nerah7@gmail.com; or Kathie Sturtevant at (928) 718-0891, kathie2547@gmail.com.

Republican Women of Kingman: On Monday, RWK invites you to join us at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave., just south of Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course. Our featured speaker will be Mayor Richard Anderson. He will be discussing the city's budget and issues. On the agenda will be general business, discussion of the revised by-laws to be voted on in June, and a request for volunteer members in good standing to help on a budget, audit and membership committee. Lunch will be teriyaki chicken, rice and veggies, salad, roll and dessert. Coffee and iced tea included. The cost for lunch and the meeting is $12. You can attend the meeting for $3. Remember, you do not need to be a member of our club to attend the meetings; you may attend as a guest. Please feel free to invite others too. For more details see our website, www.republicanwomenofkingman.com/meetings.html.

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.

TOPS 0551: Weight loss goals? Come join TOPS and Take Off Pounds Sensibly! Meet with us at 6 p.m. on Mondays, 2022 Golden Gate Ave. in Kingman. Contact Helen for more information at (928) 757-5631.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners for April 22 were: first, Barry Pope; second, Paul Greening; and third, Jay Martin.

Whistle Stop Railroad Club: The next club meeting will be this Saturday. Club members will be completing plans for an open house at the Kingman Railroad Museum. The open house will be on May 9 in celebration of National Train Day. Admission to the museum will be free and we have train whistles to give away to the children. In addition, the club is partnering with Route 66 Ice Cream and Sweets to give museum visitors discount coupons for ice cream. The club meets at the museum at 9 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in railroad history or model railroading. No experience is necessary; just bring your curiosity and an interest in finding out about something new. The museum is located in the restored Santa Fe Depot, 402 Andy Devine Ave., and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call the museum at (928) 718-1440, visit our website, www.whistlestoprailroadclub.org, or see us on Facebook.