American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14: Your 2015-16 officers have been elected. Congratulations to: Dana Brock, president; Mary McGuire, vice president; Florence Hawthorne, second vice president; Nora Armitage, chaplain; Mary Ellis, historian; Rebecca Faris, treasurer; Grace VanHorn, sergeant-at-arms; and executive committee members at large Carol Bahr, ViAnn Cruse and Grace VanHorn. Installation is scheduled for June 13. Volunteers for committee chairmen are now needed.
American Legion Post 14: Our regular Memorial Day ceremony is open to the public. This short but meaningful ceremony that honors our veterans who have passed away will be held at 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Members and guests are welcome to come to the post at Third and Oak in old town Kingman afterward for a potluck lunch. Don't forget that our post hours are now 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Call us at (928) 753-3555.
Belles of St. Mary's: Whether you ignore it, embrace it and/or celebrate it, summer is here! The Belles are now off to their various and sundry summer adventures; one Belle is off to tour Spain with her beloved husband - top that! Those of us left to keep the home fires burning will be seen preparing for the annual church picnic in the Hualapais, but much more imminent will be the vacation bible school scheduled for mid-June. Picture our youngsters being led through Bible-based truths that will surely form the foundations of their futures. In the midst of all this fun and games, you will find our Belles led by head Pied Piper Mary Pat. Be sure to line up your children and take advantage of this memorable week; details are found in our church bulletin. Memorial weekend - a day set aside to remember all our servicemen killed at war, and so we have, and will, honor our heroes - God bless them one and all. Of course we all know that this weekend is the "birthday" of our church - Pentecost Sunday. On this once-in-all-history event, we commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples in the Upper Room along with 120 others. These believers were empowered by the third person of the Holy Trinity and went out to the four corners of the world with the true message as left to us by the Messiah - Jesus Christ. We Catholics are reminded to wear red as a badge of this event on Sunday. Let's all stand out - everybody wear red!
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.
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.
Friday Duplicate Bridge Game: With five tables in play, the winners were: 1. Bryan Carlson and Donna Blaschak - a great 75.7% game, 2. Trey Gordon and Bert Leenhouts, 3. Jim Blaschak and John Goryl and 4. Wolfgang Vorbau and Dan Lordahl. This game is ACBL sanctioned. We play each Friday at noon at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center. For more information on this game, call Lorraine at (928) 757-3397.
Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468: The Lodge meets every second and fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m. Bill is back in the kitchen and so are his famous ribs! Join us from 5-8 p.m. Friday for dinner. On Memorial Day, all Elks are invited to help place flags on the graves of our departed brothers and veterans at Mountain View Cemetery. Gather at the Elk statue at 6 a.m. On Wednesday, members attending the meeting will vote on whether the Lodge should adopt the "short form" for meetings and initiation. Every vote is important. Bingo is every Thursday starting at noon. Doors open at 10 a.m. Lunch is served Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Every Friday, dinner is served from 5-8 p.m. Pizza night is back on Tuesdays from 5-7 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 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 May 16 games were: first place, H. Allred; second place, Flo Ragsdale; and third place, Tom Suminski. For more information about the club, call Joann at (928) 718-0359.
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: MACA's May meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. May 28. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. for buying, selling and socializing. The theme this month will be "oddities or unusual firearms." 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 Community and Family Interest Club: The Morning Glories will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Calico's for our spring luncheon and installation of new officers. Marion Doyle will install our new officers: Debbie Leonard, president; Nancy Atkinson, vice president; Nancy Riddle, secretary; and Carol Noli, treasurer. We will have the 50-50 and also the contest items donated by club members. Proceeds will go to the scholarship fund. New members and guests are welcome.
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 May 13 were: first, Barbara Gracin; second, Paul Greening; and third, Jay Martin.
Whistle Stop Railroad Club: As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, the community is invited to include a visit to the Kingman Railroad Museum in their holiday plans. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, so come see us this Saturday or Sunday. The museum is located in the restored Santa Fe Depot at 403 E. Andy Devine Ave. Club members are train enthusiasts with the purpose of preserving railroad history through the operation of the Kingman Railroad Museum. The museum's model railroads include N-gauge, HO gauge and Lionel (O gauge) layouts, all of which will be in full operation. The museum also houses an impressive display of classic Lionel locomotives. For more information, call the museum at (928) 718-1440, visit our website www.whistlestoprailroadclub.org or see us on Facebook.