Organization News: Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

American Legion Family of Post 14: We have a busy week coming up. Tomorrow's Friday Night Out will feature individual pizzas, a salad bar and chocolate chip cookies from 5-7 p.m. for $5 a plate. The Post will be hosting the First Saturday Breakfast from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday. This week's menu will be eggs benedict, home fries, sliced tomatoes, fruit salad and coffee/tea/juices at $6 a plate. The unit will again have the meat contest. Also on Friday and Saturday, the unit will have a yard sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Annie's Attic, 2575 Northern Ave. We are hoping our members will step up and help with our February activities. If you did not receive the email giving the information for the four weekends, please contact Dana Brock. On Sunday, we'll be having a Super Bowl potluck. Hot dogs and chili will be provided; bring a side dish, finger foods, etc. Festivities begin at 1 p.m. and big screen televisions will show the game. The Sons will be meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday. The unit members will host the District 7 president, Ellen Hampton, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday for dinner followed by the general meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Belles of St. Mary's: Candlemas, a word we don't often hear; Tuesday past (Feb. 2) said name would have called to mind the "Presentation of the Lord" and Simeon's time-honored exclamation "my eyes have seen the Light of the Gentiles and the Glory of thy people, Israel." Chills and thrills of pride! Now we come to "Miercoles de Ceniza" AKA Ash Wednesday, but you know that. On Tuesday, we are all reminded to report for K.P. duty between 2-3 p.m. You are to come armed with 'tater peelers and aprons donned to tackle the 150 pounds donated by the Dave Hunter family. The darling of the bread brigade, Chris C., will once again donate this most delicious and perfect companion of this hot meatless soup day. Bread and butter - it don't get much better. On the somber side, this is the first day of our 40 days of Lenten prayer, abstinence and alms-giving. We abstain from the luxury of meat and whatever else we designate a person mortification in our feeble attempts to offer our God some evidence of our realization of what he willingly and selflessly did for us. So, gather next Tuesday morning for our work detail and then that same Tuesday we meet for our regular Belles monthly meeting - 6:30 p.m. Set your alarms - see y'all there!

Branch 260 Fleet Reserve Association: Mohave County Branch 260 meets the second Saturday of each month at 1300 hours at VFW Post 2555, Golden Valley. FRA is first and foremost a community of the Sea Services; U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. Your enlisted service in any of these branches - past or present, for a short time or for the long haul - is your passport to membership in an association that works hard for you and your family in your local community and in Washington, D.C. When you join FRA, you are adding your voice to an association that works tirelessly to preserve and enhance pay, benefits and quality of life programs for all of its members and their families and communities. All Navy/Marine Corps/Coast Guard veterans are welcome to meetings. For more information, call Mike at 928-565-5811.

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 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. until noon in the fellowship hall of St. John's United Methodist Church at 1731 Kino Ave. in Kingman. At our meeting next Wednesday, we will be getting ready for April's Home and Garden Show at the fairgrounds. Members will plant vegetable and flower seeds for our annual plant sale at the Home and Garden Show. A workday will be held to clean up the grounds at Bonelli House at 10 a.m. Feb. 15. The February Gardeners' Day Out will be a trip to view the Ethel M. Cactus Garden in Las Vegas on Feb. 17, followed by lunch and a visit to a local nursery. Come join us. Visit our Facebook page and website, www.cerbatgardenclub.org. For more information, call Sandy at 928-692-2778 or email us at cerbatgc@gmail.com.

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

Friday Duplicate Bridge: The winners for the Jan. 29 games were: first, Bryan Carlson and Trey Gordon; and tied for second and third, Shirley Lantz and Sandy Miles, and Wolfgang Vorbau and Jeanny Clegg.

The Friends of the Library-Kingman have elected new board members for 2016. The Friends of the Library meet every month on the third Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m., and the annual meeting is held in November on the third Tuesday of the month but at 1 p.m. It was at the last annual meeting that voting was held and the board members were elected as follows: Lori Chambers - president; Yvonne Decker - 1st vice president; Margaret Daw - 2nd vice president; Mary Griffis - secretary; Sue West - treasurer. At this time we would like to invite anyone who is interested in joining the Friends of the Library to promote reading and literacy in our community, to support all kinds of special programs and projects at the library through our book sales and other fundraisers - consider joining us. You can apply online through our website at www.kingmanlibraryfriends.org/ or you can pick up an application at the library or at our next book sale on March 3-5. Members are always welcome at our board meetings but are not required. The joining fee is $5 per year. Please consider joining us. We are a great group looking for some great people to join us.

Help Animal Lives Today (HALT): Puppies are needed. If you have a litter of puppies six to nine weeks old (but no chows, pit bulls or Rottweilers) we will gladly take them off your hands to find them the most perfect homes. Most will be transported to the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. They have already accepted over 5,500 pets from us over the last 15 years. We will have them vaccinated, dewormed and supplied with a health certificate before the transfer. Please call HALT at 928-692-8940 and try to plan in advance. Thank you.

The Kingman Area Toastmasters Group will be holding meetings from 5:45-6:45 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month in the Hualapai Conference Room at the Kingman Regional Medical Center. Visit the website at kingman.toastmastersclubs.org, email contact-3906294@toastmastersclubs.org or call 928-224-8329 for more information. The club's mission is to 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, and gain the confidence and courage to lead. Have fun while learning, networking and practicing new skills! The Kingman Area Toastmaster's Club invites residents to attend a speech contest to meet members and watch contestants present inspirational-themed speeches on Tuesday at the Dambar and Steak House, 1960 E. Andy Devine Ave., from 5:30-7 p.m. Speeches begin at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner menu will be available during and after the contest.

Kingman Christian Children's Community Choir: Practice will be held for an ecumenical youth choir (ages 8-12) from 6-6:45 p.m. on Thursdays at St. John's United Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave. Any denomination is welcome. Marnie Lauck is our pianist, and we are actively searching for another adult accompaniment. Contact Karen Zeyouma at 928-897-9495 for more information.

The Kingman Democratic Women's Club: The club will meet next Wednesday at Calico's on Beale Street. The social is at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at noon. Attendance is free but lunch is on attendees. Our guest speaker will be Lisa Mckee from the county voter registration office. Mckee will talk about various subjects, such as: voter registration, deadlines for registration, presidential preference election, who can/cannot vote and early voter locations/hours. There will be a question and answer session after her talk. The Women's Club hopes to see all fellow Democrats and their spouses at the meeting. Voter turnout is very important no matter what your party preference is because our vote is too precious to waste. Our vote helps guide our country and protects our freedom. All our neighbors are invited to attend but please remember you must be a registered Democrat to join. May God bless our country, our military personnel here and abroad, and our first responders.

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468 meets at 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday. Nominations for Lodge officers for 2016-2017 will take place at next Wednesday's meeting. The annual Super Bowl party will be held in the social quarters on Sunday. Join us for Bingo every Thursday. Doors open at 10 a.m. and lunch is available. Bingo starts at noon. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dollar tacos on Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m. with shuffleboard bowling, or join the fun Wii bowling in the social quarters every Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. Friday nights, dinner is served from 5-7 p.m. Call 928-753-2547 for reservations or for more information.

Kingman Pinochle Club: the results for the Jan. 30 games were: first place, Bob Bennett; second place, Marilyn Tiner; third place, Jim Robbins. For more information about the club or to come play with us, please call Connie at 928-681-4934.

Kingman Quilter's Guild: Our group meets at 9 a.m. every Wednesday at College Park Baptist Church, located at 1990 Jagerson Ave. in the Fellowship Hall. The cost is $1 and our gatherings are open to all as we stitch and quilt together. For more information, please contact Dorelle Carpenter. Her number is 928-718-1888. We look forward to seeing you.

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.

Korean War Veterans of Mohave County: We 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. 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 meeting is at 6:30 p.m. today. The February meeting theme will be the first smokeless powder guns. The French originally introduced smokeless powder guns in the 1880s. America quickly jumped on the smokeless powder bandwagon with the Norwegian-designed .30-40 Krag military rifle and the .30-30 Winchester civilian and sporting firearm. While there were many other calibers soon introduced, these probably were the most worthy of note in the U.S. The .30-40 Krag cartridge and rifle found glory in the Spanish-American War of 1898-1899, but it was soon eclipsed by the venerable .30-06 Springfield of 1903. The .30-30 though, has seen over a century of use and is still very popular today. I know we are sure to have some fine old Krags and lever guns to see. Drop by and check us out! 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.

Mohave Republican Forum: Kingman Mayor Dick Anderson, Councilman Larry Carver and Arizona GOP Chairman Robert Graham will speak next Wednesday. Graham will address the importance of the forthcoming elections including the presidential election, and national, state, county and city issues. Anderson and Carver will address a myriad of recent city of Kingman decisions together with current issues, proposed solutions and goals for the future. This meeting will be held at the Golden Corral in Kingman, 3580 Stockton Hill Road, Kingman, AZ 86409. After going through the cashier, go to the meeting room to the left, after which you can help yourself to a buffet. The meeting room should be available by 4:30 p.m. or before and the program begins at 5:30 p.m. or before. There is an admission charge of $2 per person to assist with the meeting costs. For reservations, which are requested and helpful, or for further information, please contact Rita Basinger at 928- 692-4771, ritabasinger@citlink.net; Mary D'Angina at 928-716-4053, nerah7@gmail.com; or Kathie Sturtevant at 928-718-0891, kathie2547@gmail.com.

The Northern Arizona Stitchers: We are a chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America and invite all those interested in the needle arts to join our February meeting. We meet the second Monday of each month and the next meeting will be held Monday in the Si Birch Community Room at the Sedona Public Library. Meet and Greet social time starts at 10 a.m. with a very short business meeting at 10:15 p.m. followed by a program of interest to most stitchers. Our program chair has been busy scheduling some interesting projects for us, with a darling Blackwork piece in February. Kits containing all necessary materials will be available. Members of our chapter will be celebrating National Stitch in Public Day on Saturday. We invite all those interested to join us either at the VOC Library Service Center in Bell Rock Plaza from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or at the main library in Sedona from 10 a.m. to noon. We'll have examples of our work and will be happy to share our love of all forms of stitching. If you have a passion for needlework, please join us. If this is something you've always thought would interest you, or something you did in the past and have wanted to get back to it, now is the perfect time to do so. Those unable to attend regular meetings might want to consider the free informal Sit 'n Stitch sessions the first and third Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. These are held in the Quiet Room located in the middle of the library or in the Arizona Room at the far side of the library near the fireplace. Whether you stitch, knit, crochet or are just interested in any of these, we invite you to join our group. For further information, contact leighstitcher@gmail.com.

Thursday Party Bridge: The winners of the Jan. 28 games were: first, Doug Heard; second, Julia Caughlin; and third, Jerry Lipson.

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.

Venture Club of Kingman invites you to the Third Annual Casino Night. Slated for April 23, Casino Night promises to be an evening of Las Vegas-style entertainment featuring live table games, a buffet dinner, live and silent auction, cocktails and dancing. Casino Night served as Venture Club of Kingman's annual fundraiser to help continually support their efforts in supplying community welfare and betterment in Kingman. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Venture Service Fund, which is distributed directly back into our community in the form of scholarships for local women, donations to other local organizations and our long-term community project, the Splash Pad. Tickets and sponsorship packages are now available and limited. For ticket purchases, donations and additional information, please email us at info@ventureclubofkingman.org.

The Watchmakers-Clockmakers: If you are interested in antique watches or clocks as a collector, repair person, or just have an interest, we meet the first Tuesday of each month. For more information call Richard at 928-753-6489.

Wednesday Party Bridge: the winners for the Jan. 27 games were: first, Coie O'Malley; second, John Goryl; and third, Carolyn Johnston.

Whistle Stop Railroad Club: The club operates the Kingman Railroad Museum for the city of Kingman and the enjoyment of the community. All museum activities, events, display preparation and staffing are performed by club members. Last week it was noted here that the Railroad Museum is the only museum in Kingman that is open on Sundays. Wrong! The Route 66 Museum is also open on Sundays. So you are encouraged to visit both museums. Each celebrates an amazing part of Kingman's heritage. The museum is located at 403 E. Andy Devine Ave. in the restored Santa Fe Railroad depot and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call the museum at 928-718-1440, visit our website, www.kingmanrailroadmuseum.org, or see us on Facebook.

Women of the Moose: Women of the Moose: Marjorie Snell chaired the Ways and Means committee meeting last Sunday which was well attended despite the cold, windy weather. Most of the officers and some of the men of the Lodge attended the open meeting. Past Deputy Grand Erma Lorion conducted the red tassel ceremony where Past Deputy Grand Kathryne DeShields changed Nancy Shepherd's green tassel to a red one, which signifies she has completed one year as a college of regents. Marjorie and her committee served a nice luncheon buffet after the meeting, followed by a lively auction. Nancy Shepherd was the auctioneer and worked the crowd to get the best possible price. Brenda Truesdell assisted by displaying the items and delivering them to the highest bidder. Erma Lorion donated a beautiful glider which is on display in the Lodge. A donation of $1 to the rocker fund gets a chance to win the chair at the drawing to be held on March 2 after the meeting. She challenged the men to try and beat our donation to the dependent seniors at Moosehaven this year. The special fundraiser runs every year through the month of February. Anyone may make a donation at the Lodge, mail a tax-deductible check to P.O. Box 3504, Kingman, AZ 86402, or call 928-279-6168 to have your tickets delivered. Mark your calendar for Bunco next Wednesday and plan on getting a team together for the first round of BarTrivia being held at 1 p.m. Feb. 21. Call 928-279-6168 for information about the Moose or to have your name added to the mailing list.