American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14: All Legion family members and their guests are cordially invited to participate in the dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. this Saturday. The meal will have a Southwestern theme and a $10 per person donation is requested. The next District 7 meeting is to take place in Tusayan at 11 a.m. Jan. 24, with Unit 42 hosting. Please contact one of the officers if you'd like a ride.
American Legion Post 14: We hope everyone is looking forward to Saturday's dinner, prepared by the Auxiliary. Don't forget Tom Selleck's 70th birthday celebration at 5 p.m. Jan. 29. Food will be Hawaiian-themed. Bring a friend, dress as your favorite Tom Selleck character (there are a lot of them), and beef up on your Tom Selleck trivia. We will be partnering with The Comedy Machine for a dinner and comedy show on March 14. This event will be open to the public; stay tuned for details. Post 14 is on the corner of Third and Oak; our phone number is still (928)753-3555.
Belles of St. Mary's: "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." We quote Ralph Waldo Emerson; we add this fact: "This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad," Ps. 118. As we remember these truths and teach them to our young, we Belles are pleasing to our Lord. This month, last year, we began our new Mass schedule, we then proceeded to accomplish the building of our new house of worship, and this past Wednesday, Bishop Olmstead celebrated his second Mass in our beautiful church. Now we are only four short weeks away from Ash Wednesday, a time of prayer and preparation for the high point of the year: the greatest love story ever, the bittersweet triumph of the ultimate sacrifice, the passion, death and resurrection of the Son of God! We hear these words regularly, but do we truly marvel at what they are telling us? This Saturday we commemorate the life, discipline and brilliance of St. Anthony of Egypt. He confuted the doctrines of Arianism in the 300s - where are our St. Anthonys of today? (Did you look up these facts? I did.) Start savoring now - the world-famous Belles Ash Wednesday soup - on stage four weeks away, Feb. 18, parish center!
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 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Kickstands up at 10 a.m. This week's Wednesday ride will be a Baker/Kelso ride with a stop at the Union Pacific Railroad Station. Return ride will be the Searchlight, Nev., loop. For questions or information, contact Harley at (928) 530-2555.
The Conservative Republican Club of Kingman (nee the Kingman Republican Men's Club): Celebrate the New Year with our inaugural meeting from 11:15 a.m.- 1 p.m. Jan. 19 (the MLK holiday) at the Dambar Steakhouse. We are very proud to have as our guest the head of the Arizona Republican Party, Mr. Robert Graham, who will speak on his plans for the next two years, and will be glad to answer questions. This meeting, as all of our meetings, will be open to the public, will cost $3, with lunch optional and on your own. Both men, women and guests are invited (the purpose of our name change is to have women as full and equal members and officers), and no reservations are necessary. It is that time of year, and we will be collecting annual dues and membership applications. Annual dues are only $12 and come with a free little gift as a token of our appreciation.
Kingman AGLOW: Rita Franklin will speak from 3-5 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Holiday Inn Express on E. Andy Devine. The cost is $6 to attend. Contact Barbara McKune at (928) 380-4471 to RSVP. From 6:30-9 p.m. every other Tuesday, Bible study takes place at 3730 N. Harvard St. in Kingman. The discussion is on Jonathan Cahn's "The Mystery of the Shemitah." Contact Barbara for dates.
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 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 monthly meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. for buying, selling and socializing. The theme this month will be "Anything Ruger." 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.
Mohave Artists and Craftsmen Guild: We held our annual Christmas Party on Dec. 16 and it was a wonderful success. This month we will be holding our meeting at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at KRMC in the Neal Room. To celebrate the launching of our new Facebook account, Pat Evens will be helping our club members get acquainted with our new Facebook site. We are always delighted to have new members and welcome all to visit us even if you just enjoy viewing art. Don't miss our art display at the Ice Cream Shop, 311 Beale St. For more information, contact Carol Rose at (928) 753-4134.
Mohave County Genealogical Society: Anyone interested in finding their family history can visit us at 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. We meet in the library of the Mohave County Museum of Art and History, 400 E. Beale St. There is no museum charge if you come to our meeting. Andi gave us information from her accountant about the advantages of a social club becoming a nonprofit. The nominees for officers for 2015 were presented. Kitty moved we accept the slate as presented; Ruth seconded. The slate was approved. New officers are president, Andi Multer; vice president, Ruth Simpson; treasurer, Bobbi Morphew; and secretary, Averil Endicott. The Clark County Nevada Genealogy Society is having its annual seminar in March. For more information, go to www.ccgns.org. Jackie, research librarian at the museum, donated four books on Scotland and Ireland to our genealogy library. Kitty presented the top 100 genealogy computer websites in 2014 according to FileYourPapers.com.
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Rescue Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation: RUFFF is hosting its annual "Feed a Furry Friend for the Holidays Frenzy" until Jan. 31. The goal of this pet food drive is to find dry dog and cat food, canned cat food, pet
items, alfalfa or chicken feed for the animals. Donations can be made to Martin Swanty's Chrysler on Andy Devine Avenue, Toni's Cleaners on Airway Avenue, Stockton Hill Feed Supply on Stockton Hill, and in Golden Valley, Arizona Hay and Farm Supply on Highway 68 and Verde. You can also bring food or other items to the sanctuary located in Golden Valley by appointment or call (928) 565-BARK for pick-up. For more information, to adopt or volunteer, contact (928) 565-BARK.
Thursday Party Bridge: The winners for Jan. 8 were: first, Gladys Smith; second, Coie O'Malley; and third, Yolanda Metcalfe.
TOPS 0287: Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) held their monthly awards for December at its Jan. 9 meeting. The following awards were given: Nancy Gifford - TOPS Ballerina, 25 pound loss, 40 pound loss and Division 3 first place, Joan Jordan - KOPS Ballerina, Gail Pashby - 10 non-consecutive losses, Division 2 - second place, and TOPS walking second place, Susan Crews - 13 pins, Peggy Smith - six months perfect attendance, Nancy Hilton - at or below goal for six months, Karen Hebert - Division 2 first place, Darlene Sweet - TOPS walking first place and exercise first place, Dee Hudson - KOPS walking second place, Rachel Thalrose - KOPS exercise first place and Venita Barnes - KOPS walking second place. Forty members had perfect attendance for December and 14 KOPS were at or below goal for the month. TOPS AZ 0287 meets every Friday at St. John's United Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave. Weigh-ins are from 7-9 a.m. and the meetings are from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Visitors and new members are always welcome. For further information, contact Marge Snell at (928) 757-3808.
TOPS 0551: Weight loss goals? Come join TOPS and Take Off Pounds Sensibly in this New Year! 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 Jan. 7 were: first, Gladys Smith; second, Barry Pope; and third, Jay Martin.