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Organizations News: Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Desert Willow Elementary School’s Larson Life Skills winners for this month won for “trustworthiness.” Pictured from left to right are Jane Farmer, 11, Brianna Arellano, 11, Kaitlyn Forbes, 10, Trinity Cerbantez, 8, Kennedy Staten, 9, and Logann Kadence, 9. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

The Desert Willow Elementary School’s Larson Life Skills winners for this month won for “trustworthiness.” Pictured from left to right are Jane Farmer, 11, Brianna Arellano, 11, Kaitlyn Forbes, 10, Trinity Cerbantez, 8, Kennedy Staten, 9, and Logann Kadence, 9. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

American Legion Post 14: Our First Saturday breakfast will be on April 4, prepared by the Sons of The American Legion. The Auxiliary will hold their meat raffle during breakfast. The S.A.L. will also be holding their semi-annual Broomstick Pool Tournament that day, with the first break at noon. We had our first round of officer nominations at our March 12 meeting; there will be two more rounds before elections. Any member in good standing who is curious about or interested in running for an elected position or stepping up to fill an appointed position should come to the next general membership meeting at 5:30 p.m. April 9. Members are reminded that our hall can be rented for private parties. Call (928) 753-3555 with questions on these and other upcoming events, or stop by the post at Third and Oak in old town Kingman every day between noon and 6 p.m.

Belles of St. Mary's: The March Belles meeting was a "hoot," as always. Great attendance, comical antics and heart-warming giggles. A report given on the grand success of the soup kitchen on Ash Wednesday (which was never intended as a fundraiser) translates into a very generous donation to be made to both the Our Daily Bread group and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. To all of us - God's blessings. The election committee, Chris C., Karen M. and Norma F., are tasked with scouring the parish member roster in search of new leadership. Please consider your role in our parish life. Friday equals first day of spring, then the fifth Sunday of Lent this weekend and then we celebrate Palm Sunday! During this holy season of the year ponder and memorize this jewel, found in a prayer: "One Holy Mass, heard during your life, will be of more benefit to you than many heard for you after your death."

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 9:30 a.m. Kickstands up at 10 a.m. For questions or information, contact Harley at (928) 530-2555.

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. Jesus said in Luke 22:36, "But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one." 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 9 a.m. and have a meeting at Praise Chapel, room four, on the last Saturday of the month. The members will also receive certificates each month and receive medals for first, second and third place at the end of the year in rimfire and centerfire pistol and rifle shoots at various distances. We also have a "fun shoot" to help you with personal defense skills. For more information, call Bill Mc Cune at (928) 716-2872.

Daughters of the American Revolution: Kathryn Andrews, a member of the DAR, will present a second genealogy program from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in Mohave A conference room KRMC, located at the rear of the cafeteria. Genealogy 201 covers researching genealogy online, with emphasis on using DAR's genealogy research system. No computers are necessary. This program is free and open to the public. Please contact Andrews at kathrynandrews50@hotmail.com with your name and contact information to reserve your place for this program or for further information. Andrews has presented numerous such programs for over a decade in Arkansas, Oregon and Las Vegas, and now is located in Kingman. Her extensive education and training are through The National Genealogical Society, the LDS Family History Center and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). This second program is also sponsored by Lewis Kingman Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC).

Friday Duplicate Bridge Club: The winners for March 13 were: North/South - first, John Goryl and James Blaschak; second, Gladys Smith and Coie O'Malley; and third, Bert Leenhouts and Trey Gordon. East/West - first, Wolfgang Vorbau and Dan Lordahl; second, Donna Blaschak and Bryan Carlson; and third, Sandy Miles and Shirley Lantz. For information, call (928) 757-2778.

Friends of the Golden Valley Library: There will be a book sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 28 in back of the Golden Valley Library at 3417 N. Verde Road. Our price is $2 a bag (our bag). We have many books, hardbacks, paperbacks, sci-fi, mysteries, romance, western, new, old, fiction and nonfiction available. There is no limit on the number of bags purchased. If you want to be a Friend, it's $5 a year for individuals and families and $10 for businesses. A lifetime membership is $100. Meetings are held the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. except for the summer. The next meeting will be held April 4. Applications are available at the library, but you don't have to be a member to come. The library is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday and noon-6 p.m. Thursday. The phone number is (928) 565-2989. If you would like to be a volunteer at the library, phone the number above. You could have a story time for the children, shelve books or bring your own ideas.

Kingman AGLOW: There will be a program from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn Express at 3031 Andy Devine Ave. The public is invited to attend for $6. Debbie Briles will present "The Only Way Out is Through." Debbie and her husband, Dan, have been in the ministry sine 1978, pastoring first in Idaho. After sensing God calling them away, they returned to Kingman to take some time to seek His will. They stayed in Kingman and took the pastorate of Kingman First Assembly in 1993. Having praised God for 22 years in Kingman, they believe the best is yet to come! Please RSVP with Barb McKune at (928) 380-4471.

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: We will celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Friday with a traditional dinner of corned beef, cabbage and more for $10 per person. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and entertainment by Lodge favorite Ron Ackerson starts at 6 p.m. The lodge meets every second and fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m. Lunch is served Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Every Friday, dinner is served from 5- 8 p.m. Bingo is at noon Thursdays; lunch is available starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday evenings bingo starts at 6 p.m. with a taco bar, hot dogs and hamburgers available from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Proceeds help fund our local Elks scholarships. 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 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.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The results of the March 14 games were: first place, Jan Crosier; second place, Rochelle Cosby; and third place, Marilyn Tiner. 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 Arms Collectors Association: MACA's monthly meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. today. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. for buying, selling and socializing. The theme this month will be "anything large-bore." 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.

Morning Glories CFIC: Today's meeting will be held at the Mohave County Agricultural Center at 101 E. Beale St., with refreshments at 9 a.m. and meeting at 9:30 a.m. Our speaker for this meeting will be from the Humane Society & Mutt Matchers. They will be accepting donations. Guests are welcome. In April, the Community and Family Interest Clubs will be celebrating over 60 years of contributions to various charities for the benefit of members of our community. There will be a Mardi Gras-themed event hosted by the Meadview Quail CFIC. This is the yearly meeting where we will announce the scholarship winners for the year. For more information call Jeanne Ensign (928) 757-0474.

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 March 12 were: first, Gladys Smith; second, Coie O'Malley; and third, Dorothy Jackson.

TOPS 0287: TOPS AZ 0297 Kingman Take Off Pounds and Keep Off Pounds Sensibly met March 13. Discussion was held regarding state recognition in May and a decision was made about T-shirts for those attending. By-laws will be considered and members will then vote. TOPS Ballerina achieved by Sandra Savage; KOPS Ballerina by Dora Wolff; turning in 13 gold pins to Mary Ann Chwaszczewski, Viola Emans, Marj Snell; new member ribbon to Mary Demboski brought by Shirley Buck; losing 10 pounds award to Irene Peirce and Patty Blackwell; losing 20 pounds to Camille Patula; six weeks consecutive losses to Cari Clark and Camille Patula; halfway to goal Camille Patula; reached goal of becoming a KOPS Cari Clark; five first place exercise bicycles award to Rachel Thalrose; six months perfect attendance to Nancy Gifford and Tom Rule; KOPS below goal six months to Rachel Thalrose; best losers in all five divisions with a total of 46 pounds, Cari Clark, Mary Demboski, Lyn Floyd, Nancy Gifford, Anne Hopping, Camille Patula, Irene Peirce, Connie Rule, Sandra Savage and Darlene Sweet; 34 members received colored beads for perfect attendance; 10 KOPS received gold beads for being at or below goal for February; Water Award to Sonjia Kinzer; Walking Awards and Exercising felt shoes and bicycles to Venita Barnes, Dee Hudson, Ruby Lee Dierks, April Senediak and Darlene Sweet; total weight loss for January and February, 155.6 pounds. Our chapter meets each Friday morning in the social hall at the United First Methodist Church on Kino Street. Weigh-in begins at 7:30 a.m., closing at 9 a.m. The meeting is at 9:30 a.m. closing at 10:30 a.m. Visitors and new members are welcome. For information, call Ruth Cisney at (928) 377-8795 or the International Office at (808) 923-8677, or visit the web site at www.tops.org.

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 March 11 were: first, Sharon Hays; second, Barry Pope; and third, Barbara Gracin.