Organization News: Thursday, June 16, 2016

Chloride VFW Auxiliary 2190 awarded its $1,000 scholarship for the essay entitled “My Vision for America” to home school student and graduating senior Landon Colvig. Landon is planning on furthering his education at Mohave Community College with an associate’s degree in math and engineering. The following auxiliary members were on the 2015/2016 Scholarship Committee: President Cynde Anthony, Treasurer Kathy Butz, Americanism Chair Carol Ebner, Chaplain Phyllis Anderson and Sharon Turner. Sharon was instrumental in starting the auxiliary scholarship program at VFW Auxiliary Post 2190. Funds for the 2015-16 scholarship program came from a pie sale, a 50/50 contest and meat drawing contests. VFW Auxiliary Post 2190 is currently selling patriotic bracelets and cooking dinner at the Post on the evenings of the first and third Fridays to raise money for next year’s scholarship.

Chloride VFW Auxiliary 2190 awarded its $1,000 scholarship for the essay entitled “My Vision for America” to home school student and graduating senior Landon Colvig. Landon is planning on furthering his education at Mohave Community College with an associate’s degree in math and engineering. The following auxiliary members were on the 2015/2016 Scholarship Committee: President Cynde Anthony, Treasurer Kathy Butz, Americanism Chair Carol Ebner, Chaplain Phyllis Anderson and Sharon Turner. Sharon was instrumental in starting the auxiliary scholarship program at VFW Auxiliary Post 2190. Funds for the 2015-16 scholarship program came from a pie sale, a 50/50 contest and meat drawing contests. VFW Auxiliary Post 2190 is currently selling patriotic bracelets and cooking dinner at the Post on the evenings of the first and third Fridays to raise money for next year’s scholarship.

American Legion Family of Post 14: We have a good weekend of camaraderie and solemnity ahead. Our Friday Night Out meal will feature lemon shrimp with orzo, peas and carrots and cherry pie from 5-7 p.m. for $5 a plate. All members of the Legion family and our community are encouraged to attend the ceremony honoring the disposal of those American flags deemed no longer serviceable. It will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Post 14's home, 225 Oak St. Then, at noon, the Auxiliary unit will celebrate the fathers in our family to a free luncheon of subs, hoagies, grinders - whatever you wish to call them - with additional sides and desserts. Non-dads and guests will be asked to donate $5 for their meal. Be sure to fly your American flag on Sunday, Father's Day, in honor of our nation's fathers.

Belles of St. Mary's: To my two faithful readers, Dak and Alan, I want to say thankew! Because of your kind words I keep plugging away. Have you noticed how lazy our nation has become? We can't even say "Vacation Bible School" - it has become "VBS." I reject this, yes, I. We don't proclaim the religious gifts given to us by our God and give Him all glory, credit and applause. Small gesture, perhaps, but insidiously crippling. The children of our parish (31) along with the fantastic corps (pronounced Kor) of volunteers, including a good smattering of Belles, have now skipped off into history, leaving behind the lessons of our God impressed on these young minds. Good job! This weekend: Saturday, 4 p.m. Mass (after) "Meet and Greet". Goodies promised and served by our own softball team - be sure to stop and enjoy.

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.

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 beef stroganoff, dance to follow - public welcome, 5 p.m. to close. Friday night band is "The Kristy Thompson Band". 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. A community family celebration and membership drive will be held on July 4 from noon to 4 p.m. A day of fun with music, food, horseshoes, pool, kids' games, cakewalks and other activities. Join us with your family for a day of fun.

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!

Kingman Pinochle Club: The results for the June 11 games were: first place, John Goryl; second place, Charlene Graves; and third place, Bob Bennett. 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 the 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 Social Club: On June 21, the Kingman Social Club will hold its monthly "No Host" luncheon meeting at the Elks Lodge at 900 Gates Ave. at 11:30 a.m. The speaker this month will be Cori Merryman, Mohave County Sheriff candidate. The Kingman Social Club is an organization open to adults in the Kingman area and surrounding areas. We do various fundraisers during the year and donate the money to different organizations who help the less fortunate. The "Dine Out" will be June 25 at the Hibachi in Bullhead City at noon. For further information about Kingman Social Club and its activities, please contact our president Bob Whitsell at (928) 897-1055.

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. 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 into 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!

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 9 games were: first, Gladys Smith; second, Jerry Lipson; and third, Dorothy Jackson.

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 8 games were: first, Paul Greening; second, Barry Pope; and third, Nelson Gaska.