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Organization News: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

American Legion Family of Post 14: Fiesta Friday's menu on Friday will be spaghetti with Italian sausage sauce, antipasto salad and bread with roasted garlic butter for $5 per plate from 5-7 p.m. or sold out. Then on Saturday, the SAL Squadron will be hosting its semi-annual broomstick pool tournament beginning at noon for a $5 entry fee. Come on out and enjoy the fun. That evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. is the annual early bird dinner. Come enjoy pork loin, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts and apple cobbler, which will be free for those with the early bird logo on their 2016 membership card. Guests and those who did not renew their membership by Nov. 11 will be asked to donate $6 for the meal. Executive meetings for Nov. 26 have been canceled. The Auxiliary unit is beginning to collect items for the gift shop at the VAMC in Prescott. All gifts (no glassware) will be taken to the center on Nov. 29, so please have them at the post by Nov. 28.

Belles of St. Mary's: Parish life was brimming last week at St. Mary. The Belles meeting was standing room only - the feasting table was "bowed" from the weight of the delicacies presented! Matters of business included final preparations for the December contest - again the items brought in covered two large tables and then some! Get your ticket monies ready - it will be difficult to choose which baskets you prefer most. Tickets on sale now! Those of us who braved the cold crisp night air on Monday night to be blessed with the musical talent of Julie Carrick will, I am sure, always treasure the lessons brought to life for us by our guest to honor Mary, Most Holy as we worship and adore her Son, Jesus Christ. The topper for me was the scene of our married "Mr. & Mrs." dancing devotedly in our main church aisle as Julie C. sang the "Wedding Song." The word "beautiful" does not come near the true beauty of this holy scene. I could almost see God's angels hovering close to partake in this tableau vivant. (Aside from the "movement," I have it right). If you missed it, poor you. If you were there, treasure forever. Miss Julie - thank you. Saturday is feast day of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the age of three; so says the protevangelium of James. Day of Thanksgiving - one week away. Start giving thanks to God - now.

Branch 260 Fleet Reserve Association meets at 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at VFW Post 2555, Golden Valley Highway 68 and Colorado Road.

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.

Cactus Cuties Lady Bikers Chapter: Interested in joining other lady motorcyclists with common interests of motorcycles and riding? There is a new Women in the Wind-Cactus Cuties Chapter in the Kingman, Golden Valley, Bullhead City and surrounding area! We meet the first Sunday of each month at 10 a.m. at Peggy Sue's Diner, 4305 Highway 68 in Golden Valley. Check out our website at www.womeninthewind.org or contact us at witwcactuscuties@yahoo.com or (702) 624-1160. We are also on Facebook: Women in the Wind - Cactus Cuties Chapter.

The Cerbat Garden Club welcomes guests at its meetings on the second Wednesday of the month from September through June. The garden club meets from 10 a.m.-noon in the fellowship hall of St. John's United Methodist Church at 1731 Kino Ave., Kingman. Come join the Garden Club at our Christmas party on Dec. 9. There will be a potluck brunch, white elephant gift exchange and entertainment provided by local musicians Barbara Pike and Miriam Lee. For more information, call Sandy at (928) 692-2778 or email us at cerbatgc@gmail.com. Visit our Facebook page and website www.cerbatgardenclub.org.

DIG It Community Garden: As the DIG it Kingman Community Gardens continue to develop and flourish, recently there has been greater community interest and involvement. That being the case, a new DIG it website was launched Nov. 9. The website features a one-stop shopping approach. Visitors can sign up to receive emails from DIG it Kingman Community Gardens, sign up to lease a garden bed, send correspondence by email directly to the garden Steering Committee members, view photos of recent events, stay updated on the events and activities at the garden and find out about educational opportunities that are related to home gardening in the high desert in general and volunteer to help out at the garden. There is also a Master Gardener Corner with gardening publications and information that makes the home or Community Garden experience more enjoyable and successful. The website address: www.digitkingmancommunitygardens.org.

Fraternal Order of the Eagles: Aerie meets first and third Thursday each month; officers 6:30 p.m., general 7 p.m. - all members welcomed. Auxiliary meets second and fourth Tuesday each month; officers 6:30 p.m., general 7 p.m. - all members welcomed.

The Friends of the Golden Valley Library: will meet at 1 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Golden Valley Library located at 3417 N. Verde Road. Election of officers for 2016 will be held. Come and support your community library. 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. Applications are available at the GV library, but you don't have to be a member to come. The library is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday from noon-6 p.m. The phone number is (928) 565-2989. The next book sale will be in January. If you have books to donate, drop them off at the library at the address above during business hours, or phone for pickup. We thank the Miner and the community for all your great help.

The Friends of the Library-Kingman: We are having the best book sale in Kingman that benefits the Kingman library and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library-Kingman. It will be held at the library at 3269 Burbank St. from 6-7:45 p.m.Dec. 3 (which is our preview sale for members only, but you can join the Friends on the spot and the Book Nook inside the library will be, as always, open to the public). There will not be an outside sale, but the Book Nook will have books from the outside sale. On Dec. 4, the sale goes from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and on Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We have a huge variety of new and used hardback and paperback books including fiction, non-fiction, reference, children's, young adults, adult large print, magazines plus audios and videos. The sale is held in the Library program room and the Book Nook which is inside the library. We also have a blowout sale of five books for $5 in the program room from 1 p.m. to closing on Saturday afternoon. Come join us and support your local library. Remember, books make great Christmas gifts!

The Kingman Area Toastmasters Group holds meetings from 5:45-6:45 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month in the Kingman Regional Medical Center cafeteria meeting room. We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Joining Toastmasters will help you: become a better public speaker, overcome public speaking fears, "practice" presentations for other audiences, gain the confidence and courage to lead and have fun while learning, network and practice new skills!

Kingman Elk's Lodge No. 468: Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468 meets every second and fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m. There will be no meeting on Nov. 25 due to the Thanksgiving holiday, and the Lodge will be closed on Thanksgiving. This Friday will be the Trustee's Killer Pork Chop Dinner. Tickets are $14 per person and reservations are suggested. The dinner includes coleslaw, pinquito beans, garlic bread and dessert. Our Holiday Bazaar is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for pictures. There will be many vendors with unique gift and craft items for sale, and food available for purchase. Bingo is every Thursday starting at noon. The bingo committee is donating $1 for every person who plays bingo through Dec. 3 to help us purchase turkeys for needy families as part of our Christmas Basket Program. Doors open at 10 a.m.

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 now at Centennial Park. Morning walk-in tennis has changed to starting at 9 a.m. on Saturdays 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 for the Nov. 14 games were: first, Maryann Slupczyynski; second, Donna Orth; and third, Flo Ragsdale. For more information about the club or to come play with us, call Connie at (928) 681-4934.

Korean War Veterans of Mohave County: meet at 1 p.m. 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. in the Golden Valley Baptist Church, 100 S. Higley Road, Golden Valley. Each year on the second Sunday in December, this year at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 13, we hold a candle lighting in conjunction with Compassionate Friends. We are preparing for the candle lighting this year and are now accepting pictures, information and messages for lost children for our Powerpoint presentation. Please come celebrate your child or loved one's life by lighting a candle and sharing a memory. Bring a special candle (or votives will be available), a small picture and a short memory to share about your loved one. For the Powerpoint presentation, email a picture along with a short message to your child or loved one, to cyndeazsun@yahoo.com with subject as "Candle Lighting Picture" by Nov. 28. For questions, contact: Cynde, (928) 856-0847; Angie, (928) 716-9590; or Loretta, (928) 715-6262. Hope to see you at the Candle Lighting! God bless! 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 ok selection to read and discuss, read the book at your leisure, then come to discussion.

The Mohave Community Choir: We are practicing for the Dec. 5 Christmas concert from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays at the LDS Church on Rutherford Street. All who like to sing are invited to attend. The choir is looking for men and women ages 16 and up to fill all parts: soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Come and join us. For further information, contact Andy Campagnuolo at (928) 757-5104.

Mohave Arms Collectors Association: MACA's meeting is at 6:30 p.m. the last Thursday of the month; the theme of this month's meeting will be the wide-open subject of revolvers. Any gun with a revolving cylinder carrying multiple rounds or charges rotated under a firing device could be considered a revolver. This could range from the "hawglaig" of our Old West to a modern version of a Gatling gun called the Vulcan used today by our military. Who knows what might be there? Come and see! 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. Special note: due to the fourth Thursday of the month falling on Thanksgiving, the meeting will be held one week earlier on Oct. 19.

The Morning Glories CFIC: There is a new time this year for meetings. Today we will meet at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and social time. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at St. John's church, 1730 Kino Ave. Cindy Cox will present her program on sign language. Please bring your items for the Blessing Bags. Morning Glories organization is a community and family interest club that supports a scholarship program for Mohave County high school students and other local charities. The CFIC Clubs of Mohave County, which includes the Meadview Quail, are proud to announce that we awarded $1,000 scholarships to 10 graduating seniors in May. We would like to welcome new members to our organization. For more information call Publicity Chairman Jeanne Ensign at (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 Nov. 12 were: first, Gladys Smith; second, Coie O'Malley; and third, Paul Greening.

Whistle Stop Railroad Club: WSRRC members are train enthusiasts dedicated to preserving railroad history through the operation of the Kingman Railroad Museum. We invite anyone with an interest in railroad history or model railroading to come by and see how we are doing. Attend our next meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the museum. The museum is located in the restored Santa Fe Depot at 402 Andy Devine Ave. and is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday from. The museum provides the public with the opportunity for discovery, education and recreation using scale model railroad equipment and presenting railroad artifacts, memorabilia and historic displays. The museum's model railroads include N-gauge, HO gauge and Lionel (O gauge) layouts, all of which can be seen in operation. For more information, please call the museum at (928) 718-1440, visit our website www.kingmanrailroadmuseum.org, or see us on Facebook.