Organization News: Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

American Legion Family of Post 14: Congratulations to last Saturday's meat drawing winners, Andy Angle and Ernie Faris. The Legionnaires meet tonight at 5:30 p.m. Friday Night Out menu this week features fully loaded nachos for $5 a plate from 5-7 p.m. You can load your nachos with your choice of refried beans, hamburger, cheese, tomatoes, black olives, green onions, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole. Friday and Saturday the unit will have its Valentine bake sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Annie's Art Attic, 2575 Northern Ave. Again, we need help from unit members as three of the active members will be conducting interviews of Girls State candidates. Sunday is Valentine's Day and we encourage all members of the Legion family to join us for a champagne brunch. We are requesting a $10 donation for each person and you may select sparkling juices rather than champagne. The deadline for the March/April newsletter is Feb. 17.

Belles of St. Mary's: Today, Thursday, is the day set aside to recall the appearance of Our Lady of Lourdes to Bernadette Soubirous in France. Mary, presenting herself as the Immaculate Conception, bore a message that called for conversion, prayer and charity. How appropriate for our Lenten pilgrimage. Have you all thought to cast your eyes heavenward to appreciate and say a prayer for the "fly-boys" training in our skies? These young Navy pilots are engaged in their primary flight training both in Bullhead and Kingman airstrips and are flying Texan II Turbo props built by North American Air under the eagle eye of their tandem pilot trainer. Surely we must take pride as these youngsters soar through the skies and stand ready to protect America - may our God bless and guide you. Make note: Stations of the Cross each Friday at 11 a.m. The Belles will be serving a delicious soup after stations each week. Our chief chef leading this venture is Pat M. and we Belles will be attentive to all the details required to make this event a success - but we need each of you. First we need you to follow the stations, then over to the parish center to enjoy the "soup of the day." Also on Friday evenings the Hispanic community will feature the Via Crucis - (AKA "stations") in Spanish. Join us as we praise, thank and adore our Christ for what he sacrificed for us - his human life.

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 Avenue in Kingman. At our March 9 meeting, Marcie Turner Cornelison, formerly of Island Palms Nursery in Golden Valley, will talk about "permaculture." A workday will be held to clean up the grounds at Bonelli House at 10 a.m. on 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.

Cheap Shots Gun Club is a Christian gun club that has been shooting at the Mohave Sportsman Club AKA Seven Mile Range for the last six years. Our members (men and women) are members of a number of churches in the area. We shoot on the first Saturday at 8 a.m. and have a meeting at Praise Chapel, room four, on the last Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. The members will also receive medals for first, second and third place at the end of the year in the following events: Pistol, rimfire and center fire rifle, center fire 200 yards scope, and 100 yards open sight. Rimfire, 75 yards with scope, and 50 yards open sight. For information, Call Bill Mc Cune 928-716-2872.

Dig It Kingman Community Garden: Mark your calendars for 8 a.m. April 2 for the Dig It Dash, a 5K run/walk. This is the garden's spring fundraiser. Channel 3 TV and Dave the Garden Guy have been contacted to cover the event. More on their response later! The race starts and finishes at the community garden. There will be post-race refreshments and award ceremony. Awesome Dig It hand-crafted awards will be given to top male and female overall, top master male and female (40+) and top three males and females in each age division. The registration fee is $25 prior to March 26; $30 March 26 through April 1; and $35 the day of the race. Registration forms are at Chicago Title Company, 2699 Andy Devine, or on our Facebook page at facebook.com/digitkingman or on our website at www.digitkingmancommunitygardens.org/ or at active.com. Come join the fun! This is for all ages and will be great family fun. We are also looking for sponsors for the event. We need them by March 1 so we can design the T-shirts including the sponsor's logo or name. Each runner will receive a fun Dig It Dash t-shirt. For more information call Denise at 928-530-8072.

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 Feb. 5 games were: first, Cecil Henry and Trey Gordon; second, Gretchen Carpenter and Paul Greening; and third, Wolfgang Vorbau and Mary Jean Clegg.

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 AZ Computer Users Group invites you to join us this from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave., Kingman. Kingman Arizona Computer User Group (KACUG) annual dues are $12 per person; you may pay at our meeting. All persons with an interest in computers are welcome, experience not necessary. At the Sunday meeting there will be a lecture on Linux systems followed by a question and answer session about any problems you might be experiencing with your computer.

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468 meets at 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday. There will be a Valentine's Day Dinner and Dance this Saturday. Call the Lodge for reservations. 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 Feb. 6 games were: first place, Tom Suminski; second place, Donna Orth; and third place, Barbara Stoefen. 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 Social Club: On Tuesday, the Kingman Social Club will hold its "No Host" luncheon at the Elks at 11 a.m. at 900 Gates Ave. We will meet at the Elks. The speaker will be a Navy Flight Commander. The Kingman Social Club is an organization open to all of Kingman and surrounding areas. We do various fundraisers during the year and donate the money to different organizations who help people less fortunate. The Dine Out will be at Hot Rod Café at 5 p.m. Feb. 27. For reservations for Dine Out will be taken at the meeting by Vi Butler, or contact her at 928-692-7553. For further information about Kingman Social Club and its activities, call Bob Whitsell at 928-377-2010.

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 Artists and Craftsmen Guild: There will be a meeting Tuesday at the Kingman Regional Medical Center's Neal Room. We will have Earl and Kathryn Engelhardt as guest speakers. They are the founders of The Bird Haven Rescue and Sanctuary, and you can learn about their work with these birds. For more information, call Carol at 928-753-4132.

The Morning Glories CFIC will meet on Feb. 18 at St. John's Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall. Speaker/program will be about The Spay and Neuter Clinic/feral cat program. Please bring dog or cat food or items that are needed for pets such as blankets, towels, sheets, etc. Members should also bring Pennies for Scholarships or Box Tops for Education for Cerbat Elementary School and used greeting cards for St. Jude's home for children. The Scholarship Committee would like to invite anyone who may be interested in learning about the committee to attend the meeting when we choose the recipients on April 5. You will see how interesting and rewarding this committee is and learn the ropes so you can join the committee next year. This is what we are all about, raising funds for these scholarships. We are happy to announce that we will hold a fundraiser event at St. John's in the Fellowship Hall on from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 5. There will be a large variety of new and used items donated by the Morning Glories. Watch for more details in our sale announcement. We would like to welcome new members to our organization. For more information call Publicity Chairman Jeanne Ensign at 928-757-0474.

Snugs and Hugs: We are a charity group. We knit, crochet and quilt. We make afghans, quilts, scarves and hats. We donate them to all the needy groups in the area. We meet once a month on the first Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Spinster, located at 116 N. Fourth St. We are accepting donations of yarn and fabric or batting. New members are welcome. Come and see what we are about. For more information contact Bobbie at 928-753-5999.

Thursday Party Bridge: The winners of the Feb. 4 games were: first, Paul Greening; second, Doug Heard; and third, Julia Caughlin.

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 serves 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 met the first Tuesday of each month. For more information call Richard at 928-753-6489.

Wednesday Party Bridge: the winners for the Feb. 3 games were: first, Nelson Gaska; second, Chuck Wallace; and third, Paul Greening.

Whistle Stop Railroad Club: The club operates the Kingman Railroad Museum for the city of Kingman and the enjoyment of the community. The museum has donated an HO scale model of the Amtrak Veterans Locomotive to KNPR for an online auction from Feb. 11-20. Go to www.knpr.org to find the auction link, see the photos, and bid on this numbered, limited-edition replica of Amtrak's tribute to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Then come visit the Kingman Railroad Museum at 403 E. Andy Devine Ave. in the restored Santa Fe Railroad depot. We are 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: The good news is that the men finally received the liquor license for the temporary Lodge at 1445 Northern Ave. and will now be open from noon to 7 p.m. daily. The bad news is that the parking lot may be a little small. There is overflow parking behind the building. The Queen of Hearts drawing will be held every Friday night at 6 p.m. and the new dart machines are on the way. The benefit for Benny Garcia drew a huge crowd and surpassed the $2,500 goal. The Lodge did an outstanding job hosting the district meeting last Sunday. The Lodge provided donuts and coffee for members arriving early from Bullhead City, Lake Havasu City and as far away as Yuma. A nice getaway lunch was served so that everyone could head home for their own Super Bowl parties. The women continue to have Bunco on the second and fourth Wednesdays at 1 p.m. with lunch served during the break. Regular meetings are the first and third Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Please mark your calendar for the new trivia game starting at 1 p.m. Feb. 21. Invite a friend to be on your team of four and try to win some cash while having a good time. Remember that we are accepting nominations for all officers for the upcoming year. For information about the Moose or to have your name added to our mailing list, please call Ginger at 928-279-6168.