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Organizations: June 11, 2015

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14: The unit will join the other Legion Family organizations with installation ceremonies of our 2015-2016 officers and presentation of membership longevity certificates. Please come on down and support your officers and members at the event that will start at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Thank you to the folks who joined us at last Saturday's breakfast. Congratulations to Lilo TooToo and Crystal Faris whose names were drawn to each receive a bag of meat.

American Legion Post 14: On Saturday, the Post, Auxiliary and S.A.L. will install their officers for 2015-2016 at 4 p.m. We will also honor those members who have reached significant milestones in their membership years. After the ceremonies, members and guests are invited to stay for dinner. By the time you read this, we might actually have the menu decided. On July 4th, we'll be celebrating with a BBQ on the patio; stay tuned for details. Call us at (928) 753-3555; find us on the corner of Third and Oak in old town Kingman.

Belles of St. Mary's: OK, so summer is here! Overcast skies, rain promised but not arriving, kids home and opportunities waiting in the wings. Anything is possible if we will but take that first step. Remember - concert in the Metcalfe Park Sunday, 5-7 p.m. Vacation Bible School begins this Monday (June 15) at 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and continues through the week. Mrs. T and her merry band of helpers are looking forward to having your kids participate. This years' goal is to teach all about Blessed Mary and how she leads us closer to Jesus. Children aged five to 12 invited and our teens are needed to help! Factoid: The next time you get stung by a bee, tape a penny on the bite for 15 minutes! (Sage advice from a doctor.)

The church picnic in the Hualapais is simmering to a full boil - volunteers needed! Signups this weekend, so step up and help us make this a once-again success. All departments need physical help - baking, setting up, herding and clean-up. These divisions set the stage for the playing and eating and laughing and dancing and eating again! Live music in the mountains - great food, games, cake walks, bingo, contests, watermelon softball, flea market, prizes, piñatas - all we need is you! Aug. 1, 11:30 grace and party on.

Sunday last was the Feast of Corpus Christi to commemorate the most Holy Body and Blood of Christ and tomorrow (Friday), we honor the most sacred Heart of Jesus. I pray we will all share these nuggets of truth with each other and, more importantly, with our young; this is what Belles do best.

Sanctity of Life Rosary this Saturday, June 13 at 9:30 a.m. in the parish center - need you there.

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 or visit us online at harley3787.wix.com/brunch-bunch-riders.

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.

Conservative Republican Club of Kingman: CRCK is happy to announce our next meeting on Monday, June 15 at 11:15 a.m. at the Dambar Steakhouse, 1960 E. Andy Devine Ave. Our guest for the meeting will be Trevor Laky, who is the Regional Director of the Heritage Action for America, which is associated with the Heritage Foundation, the most prominent conservative think tank in the U.S. Mr. Laky is a young man who was president of the College Republicans at the U. of A., who later worked for, among others, Congressman Matt Salmon, and was youth director for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, who was a decided underdog who came within a whisker of winning the governorship vs. the former head of the DNC, Terry McAulliffe. This meeting is open to the public, and no reservations are necessary. Guests are welcome. The meeting will cost only $3, with lunch optional and on your own. Annual dues are only $12 to join the club, but you may join for the rest of the year for half price (such a deal!). For further information, call (928) 530-3637.

The Democratic Women's Club of Kingman: DWCK is actively seeking new members for our organization, however you must be a registered Democrat to join. The Democratic Women's Club is assisting the Mohave County Democratic Central Committee in the MCDCC sponsorship of a community picnic on June 20. It will be held at Metcalf Park from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. and it is free to the public. We will have music, food, games and prizes with a contest for a laptop computer for the adults and a tablet for the kids. Please call (928) 753-0006 for information and your free tickets for the picnic. Raffle tickets are $1 or 6 for $5. We hope we see our neighbors and friends at both the meeting and the picnic.

Kingman AZ Computer Users Group: Everyone is invited to join us this Sunday June 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway, Kingman. We are now set up with "Wireless Network" for those who wish to bring their laptops. Members will be able to have "hands on" which will make it easier to walk through and understand presentations. Please be sure your battery is fully charged if you plan to use your laptop at this meeting. For more details, see our website: http://www.kingmanazcug.com/.

Kingman Arizona Computer User Group (KACUG) annual dues are $12 per person; you may pay at our meeting. You do not have to own a computer to be a member. All persons with an interest in computers are welcome, experience not necessary. The new user is equally welcome along with the highly skilled user.

We have been an active computer users group in Kingman for over 19 years. Our motto is "Friends Helping Friends". If you have just purchased a computer or are contemplating buying your first computer you are welcome to attend.

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: The Lodge meets every second and fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The Peanut Butter Project is back! We are collecting donations of peanut butter at the Lodge, 900 Gates Ave., to benefit the Kingman Area Food Bank. Your support of this project will help to provide a nutritious pantry staple to the less fortunate in our community. The project concludes at the end of July at the Peanut Butter Ball, details to follow.

Bingo is every Thursday starting at noon. Doors open at 10 a.m. Lunch is available.

Lunch is served Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Every Friday, dinner is served from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Pizza night is back on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Call (928) 753-2547 for more information on any of these events and follow Kingman Elks on Facebook for updates on all of the Lodge's activities.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The results for the June 6 games were: first place, Connie Rapp; second place, John Goryl; third place, Rose Lesniewski. For more information about the club call Connie at (928) 681-4934.

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 Social Club: On June 16, the Kingman Social Club will hold its "No Host" luncheon at the Garlic Clove at 11 a.m. at 509 Beale St. The speaker will be Jim Flynn of the new Chevy/Buick dealer in Kingman. He will give us pointers on how to negotiate a car deal.

The Kingman Social Club is an organization open to all Kingman and surrounding areas. We do various fundraisers during the year and donate the money to different organizations who help the less fortunate.

The "Dine Out" will be at "Yesterday's" in Chloride. There will be ten different entrees and a bottle of wine for each couple and music. Arrival time is 5 p.m. Reservations will be taken at the meeting by Vi Butler or contact her at (928) 377-3384. The Dine Out will be held June 27.

For further information about the Kingman Social Club and its activities, contact John Boersma, President at (928) 692-7552.

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.

Korean War Veterans of Mohave County: We meet the first Saturday of every month at the VFW on John L Street. Turn on John L Street off of Bank Street. Join us, one hour of your time to honor the Vietnam vets also. We are of the few who are left and we welcome your support.

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 Arms Collectors Association: The MACA is planning a World War II theme for the June meeting. They will have many WWII-era accoutrements and firearms. At this time they are anticipating a plethora of M1 Garands, carbines, Springfields, and .45 pistols to represent our country's infantry's light arms. Also, many Allied arms such as British Enfields, Russian Nagants and French MASes should be present. The Axis powers should be represented by German Mausers, Italian Carcanos and Japanese Arisakas. Unless there are any legally registered automatic weapons around, they will not be at this show. The meeting is the last Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. for buying, selling and swapping (first liar doesn't stand a chance). 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.

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 June 3 were: first, Barry Pope; second, Carmen Allen; and third, Leo Martenson.

Whistle Stop Railroad Club: In celebration of Father's Day on June 21, the Club is pleased to announce that admission to the Kingman Railroad Museum will be free for all fathers and grandfathers. So bring your dads to the Museum on Father's Day to see our newest display, an extensive collection of Lionel and other O-gauge model railroad locomotives. This impressive collection has been donated to the Museum by Ronald Beckman of Arroyo Grande, Calif. Club members are train enthusiasts with the purpose of preserving railroad history through the operation of the Kingman Railroad Museum. In addition to railroad artifacts, memorabilia and historic displays, the Museum has three exceptional model railroads, all of which can be seen in operation. The Museum is located at 403 E. Andy Devine Ave. in the restored Santa Fe Railroad depot and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the Museum at (928) 718-1440, visit our website www.whistlestoprailroadclub.org or see us on Facebook.

The Women of the Moose: The group continue to meet on the first and third Wednesdays each month even though the Lodge is still not repaired. The VFW Post 10386 at 3036 E. John L Ave. has graciously been allowing us to use their meeting room. Our last meeting was well attended with 30 ladies. The purse sale was a huge success and will continue at the next meeting on June 17. Senior Regent Sandra Wormell starts the meetings at 6 p.m. Bunco has moved from the Elks Lodge to The Masonic Lodge on the corner of Bank St. and John L Ave. Activities chairman Connie Schoenke has taken charge for the summer. Dolly Silva has done a fantastic job for the last few years and is taking some well-deserved time off. Bunco is at 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays and all members and guests are invited. Lunch is still served during the break. VFW Post 3516 at 2826 Wikieup Ave. has offered the use of their facility for a ham dinner fundraiser to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 13. All VFW, Moose and guests are invited. Please mark your calendar for another dinner to be held on July 11 at the VFW.

Please remember to thank these wonderful organizations for their help while we rebuild our Moose Lodge.