Organizations: June 9, 2016

American Legion Family of Post 14: Legionnaires will meet tonight at 5:30. The Friday Night Out meal will feature a quarter chicken with curried rice, summer squash, and a dessert all for $5 from 5-7 p.m. Be sure to fly your American flag on June 14; Auxiliary members will meet that evening at 5:30. The deadline for the July/August newsletter is Wednesday, June 15.

Belles of St. Mary's: Did you hear them - the squeals of delight as our Catholic children reported for summer Bible school? The lessons left to us by our Lord Jesus are woven into the lives of these children thanks to the stalwart teachers of this week-long annual event. May God bless them all.

Did you see that we met the CDA goal for this year? Our bishop and our priest are most proud of us - but most important, our Lord is pleased.

We have a "meet and greet" just around the corner - (not sure which corner, sorry) - you'll know it when you stream out of mass! This is meant to be our opportunity to reach out and meet all our fellow Catholics whether they make initial eye contact or not. It is great fun and empowers us to show our Lord's love for each one of us.

Household name: St. Anthony of Padua. He died in 1231 and was canonized one year later! Talk about a saint - his feast day is Monday, June 13.

Branch 260 Fleet Reserve Association: Mohave County Branch 260 meets the second Saturday of every odd month at 1300 hours at VFW Post 2555, Golden Valley. Every even month we meet in Bullhead City at the same time at VFW Post 10005. FRA is 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. 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 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 Women in the Wind-Cactus Cuties Chapter in the Kingman, Golden Valley, Bullhead City and surrounding areas! 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 will not be meeting in the summer. We'll see you at our next meeting on Sept. 14 when Denise Neath will give us an update on the progress of the Dig-It Community Garden. Enjoy the summer and your garden! For more information call Sandy at 692-2778. Visit our Facebook page and website www.cerbatgardenclub.org.

Cheap Shots Gun Club is a Christian gun club that has been shooting at the Mohave Sportsman Club, a.k.a. 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 McCune at 928-716-2872.

Conservative Republican Club of Kingman (CRCK): will meet Monday, June 13 at the Dambar Steakhouse. Mark your calendars and come meet all four of the Republican candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission, the most important regulatory body in the state. These are the folks who set your electric rates, decide if a solar or other energy plant can open, and much more. The four candidates are Bob Burns (incumbent), Rick Gray, Andy Tobin and Al Mevin. As always the meeting cost is $3. It is open to the public, and lunch is optional and on your own. No reservations are necessary and you do not have to be a club member to come. For further information, check out our website at www.kingmancrc.com or call 928-530-3637.

Fraternal Order of Eagles: 4536 Patsy Dr.; 757-8635. Bingo on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Kitchen open. Friday night dinner is chicken cordon bleu and dance - public welcome, 5 p.m. to close. Friday night band is Retrospect. Time to kick up your heels.

The Junior Order of Eagles is open for children ages 7 to 18 and they meet on the first and third Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Call Lisa Pinto at 928-303-8526 for more information. Jam Session from 2-4 p.m. June 18. The public is welcome. For more information, contact Dick Penwarden at 928-247-7168 or 928-210-6141. Bring your musical talents and have some great fun.

Friday Duplicate Bridge: The results of the game on June 3 were: a three-way tie for first, second and third place: Jim Blaschak and Wolfgang Vorbau; Bryan Carlson and Donna Blaschak; and Lorraine Leenhouts and Bert Leenhouts.

Friends of the Library - Kingman is looking for a few volunteers. We, as a group, do great things in support of our local library, but we need your help to do it. The first and most important thing we do is put on quarterly book sales to raise funds to support many special programs and projects otherwise not covered by a dwindling budget. There is no better way to support our community than to volunteer a few hours per month. The Friends is a great organization, offering any and all interested people a good place to volunteer. The Friends meet monthly on the third Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. Attendance is not mandatory but members are always welcome. Our annual meeting is in November and we encourage attendance. Membership dues for adults 50 and over are $5 per year. Your membership gets you a quarterly newsletter which includes a "book buck" to spend at any of our book sales. If you use all four book bucks, your membership ends up costing you $1. Can't beat that! You can get a membership form at the library or you can join online at www.kingmanlibraryfriends.org.

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 AZ Computer Users Group invites you to join us this Sunday, June 12 from 2-4 p.m. at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave., Kingman. We are set up with a wireless network for those who wish to bring their laptops.

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. The new user is equally welcome along with the highly skilled user.

At the Sunday meeting there will be an informative lecture followed by a question and answer session about any problems you might be experiencing with your computer.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The results for the June 4 games were: first place, Maryann Slupcyynski; second place, John Goryl; and third place, Charlene Graves. For more information about the club or to come play with us, please call Connie at 928-681-4934.

Kingman Powerhouse Kiwanis: We meet every Wednesday at noon at Calico's Restaurant, 418 W. Beale St.

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 Railroad Museum: With most of the children out of school for the summer, now is the perfect time to bring them to Kingman Railroad Museum. They will be delighted when they see the three model railroads rumbling down the train tracks, through the little towns and into the tunnels. They will be amazed to see the massive BNSF trains rush by the museum's floor-to-ceiling viewing windows.

And children of all ages have been seen rearranging the track and train cars of the expanded, hands-on Thomas the Train layout. 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 718-1440, visit our website www.kingmanrailroadmuseum.org or see us on Facebook.

Kingman Rebekah Lodge No. 12: The next business meeting is on June 29 at 2740 N. Melody Ave., Kingman, 86401. Any questions, members can be reached at 928-279-6914 and 928-757-2266.

Kingman Tennis Club: We have evening walk-in tennis at 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at Centennial Park. Morning walk-in tennis begins at 8 a.m. 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: For all Korean War and Korean service veterans. Meetings are the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. at VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave. in Kingman. We are always looking for new applicants. Just bring your DD214 and we will do the rest. We look forward to seeing you. For further information, please call 928-757-0492.

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 Amateur Radio Club: We are an active group which is dedicated to promoting the amateur radio hobby. We offer testing sessions for all classes of amateur licenses and upgrades. We sponsor an annual Ham Fest as well as an annual Field Day event. The club provides communications for special events when needed. Some of our members are involved in the "Skywarn" program (mobile weather reporting to NOAA). Some members are involved in "ARES" (Amateur Radio Emergency Services). Amateur radio is a vast hobby covering many different types of communication methods and systems. The club meeting is at 7 p.m. every first Tuesday of the month at Kingman Regional Medical Center in the J. Leonard Neal Conference Room by the cafeteria. Contact Bill Smith at 928-303-9857 or Rick Cooper at 928-530-1671. Upcoming events:

ARRL Field Day: we will be setting up portable radio stations at Lewis Kingman Park at 11 a.m. June 25 at 11 a.m. The event will run for 24 hours. Come check it out.

Ham Fest / tailgate ham radio swap meet: Starts at 6 a.m. Oct. 15 at 2202 Stockton Hill Road.

Mohave Arms Collectors Association: MACA's meeting is at 6:30 p.m. the last Thursday of the month at the Mohave Sportsmans Club. The theme for the June meeting will be "the American handgun legends, the .44 and .45 calibers". With its beginnings as a percussion handgun in the 1840s, the huge .44 Walker Colt started America's love for the .44 and .45 calibers. Moving on in to the cartridge era, the .44 and .45 caliber Colt and Remington revolvers helped to win the West. After the turn of the century, the Browning-designed 1911 semi-auto pistol carried our military through most of the 20th century. There are a ton of .44 and .45 handgun variations available today for civilian purchase. Try your local gun shops, the next gun show, or local advertisements to buy your "hawglaig," double-action or auto handgun. We should have a good showing of these guns are our June meeting. Check us out!

The Northern Arizona Stitchers chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America invites all those interested in the needle arts to join us the second Monday of each month in the Community Room at the Sedona Public Library. Our next meeting is June 13. Meet and greet social time, with light refreshments, starts at 10 a.m. followed by a short business meeting. June's program will be a simple beading project. Guests are welcome.

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 information 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.

Route 66 Riders, LTD, is a motorcycle club of local friends from all walks of life who enjoy riding together. We welcome all makes of motorcycles, including trikes. Our monthly business meeting is the second Tuesday of each month at the Golden Corral restaurant at 7 p.m. Come at 6 p.m. to enjoy dinner with the membership. In addition to longer rides, we schedule a ride on the first Saturday of each month, as well as impromptu rides every Sunday afternoon. Our website, www.rt66riders.com, contains information regarding recent events, meetings, calendars, newsletters and a form to contact the board members. You can access our Facebook page from the website.

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.

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 of the June 2 games were: first, Jerry Lipson; second, Dorothy Jackson; and third, Paul Greening.

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 June 1 games were: first, Nelson Gaska; second, Barry Pope; and third, H. Wayne Allred.