Organization News: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Chloride VFW Auxiliary No. 2190: On Flag Day, June 14, over 1,200 American flags (some that had been flying over veterans’ graves in the Chloride cemetery) were retired by the Chloride VFW Auxiliary 2190. Verne and Annette Peglow arranged for this ceremony. Also in attendance were Annette’s sister Marcia, veterans Keith Henderson and Mike Jones, and auxiliary members Marilyn Russell, Jean Fess, Kathy Butz, Phyllis Anderson, Kathy Henderson, Christinah Curtis and Cynde Anthony. Local residents Gene and Merle Anderson also helped with the retirement of the flags.

Chloride VFW Auxiliary No. 2190: On Flag Day, June 14, over 1,200 American flags (some that had been flying over veterans’ graves in the Chloride cemetery) were retired by the Chloride VFW Auxiliary 2190. Verne and Annette Peglow arranged for this ceremony. Also in attendance were Annette’s sister Marcia, veterans Keith Henderson and Mike Jones, and auxiliary members Marilyn Russell, Jean Fess, Kathy Butz, Phyllis Anderson, Kathy Henderson, Christinah Curtis and Cynde Anthony. Local residents Gene and Merle Anderson also helped with the retirement of the flags.

American Legion Family of Post 14: All 2016-17 officers of the post, unit and squadron are requested to be at your installation ceremony tonight, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. We also encourage our members to come down to show your support. If you are able, please bring a dish to share for the potluck following the ceremonies. The Friday Night Out meal will be St. Louis-style ribs, beans, corn-on-the-cob and ice cream; the price has been changed to $6 a plate. First Saturday breakfast will be hosted by the Sons from 8:30-10 p.m. for $6. The Sons will have their meeting on Sunday at 2 p.m. Then join us on Monday at 1 p.m. for a bring-your-own-meat barbecue - even if you can stay for only a couple of hours. All the sides and desserts will be furnished.

Belles of St. Mary's: During these warm balmy days of summer, keep in mind we are a mere 177 days 'til the celebration of the Nativity! Soothing thought, yes? Yesterday, feasts of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, chosen pillars of our faith; you all remembered? This weekend brings us to First Friday and First Saturday devotions - time and time again our God grants us opportunities to honor and praise the Holy Trinity and Mary, most holy... 240 years ago America stepped into history as a free nation - and surely we will all stop and thank our God for this gift and for the brave, selfless people who offered all they had with a fierce faith in our guiding King of the Universe! May these words ring true: "All things are thine: and we have given thee what we received of thy hand." All together, Belles: Bless ye the Lord our God.

Brunch Bunch Motorcycle Riders: New time changes. 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 7:30 a.m. Kickstands up at 8 a.m. For questions or information, contact Harley at 928-530-2555 or visit us online at harley3787.wix.com/brunch-bunch-riders.

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.

Dig It Kingman Community Gardens: Our monitor shed is now in place thanks to the many volunteers who came together to get the job done last week. We are very thankful to the Kingman Golden Valley Association of Realtors, Home Depot, ABC Supply Co. and the Dig It Dash 2016 for the generous financial support. Last Saturday, some financial supporters of the shed, volunteers and garden bed lessees attended a garden meet and greet. A monitor plan for the garden was put in place and the garden will be open to the public on the days and hours posted on the fence. Come see our lovely garden and new shed!

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 pork tamales, rice and beans, dance to follow - public welcome, 5 p.m. to close. Friday night band is "Retrospect." 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. A community family celebration and membership drive will be held on Monday 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.

Friday Duplicate Bridge: The winners of the June 24 games were: first, Donna Blaschak and Bryan Carlson; second, Trey Gordon and Bert Leenhouts; third, Sylvia Goryl and Doug Heard. The venue of the game has changed! We now play at the Elks Lodge at 900 Gates Ave. The game starts at noon, leaving time for lunch at 11 a.m.

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 25 games were: first place, Pat Knudson; second place, Tom Suminski; and third place, Rose Lesniewski. 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: To celebrate the Fourth of July, the museum will be open on the Monday holiday. In the course of the three-day weekend's outdoor activities, the railroad museum is a cool place to bring the kids and take a break from the heat. Everyone can watch the BNSF trains speed by in comfort through our floor-to-ceiling viewing windows. Come see our model railroads rolling through the little towns, around the mountains and into the tunnels. Browse our library of railroad publications while the kids enjoy the hands-on Thomas the Train layout. Children under 12 are free with adult admission of only $2. 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 Republican Women: Our speakers will be the city of Kingman City Council Republican candidates: Larry Carver, David Wyat and Travis Lingenfelter. The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave. We will have time for questions and answers following. Lunch will be baked fish, vegetables, scalloped potatoes, salad and dessert. Coffee and iced tea included. Cost with lunch: $12. Meeting only: $3. Remember, you do not need to be a member of our club to attend the meetings; you may attend as a guest. Please feel free to invite others, too. Visit our website at www.republicanwomenofkingman.com.

Mohave Arms Collectors Association: MACA's meeting is at 6:30 p.m. today 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!

Mohave Arms Collectors Association: MACA's meeting is at 6:30 p.m. today 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!

Thursday Party Bridge: The winners of the June 23 games were: first, Julia Caughlin; second, Doug Heard; and third, Dorothy Jackson.

TOPS AZ 0287 Kingman: Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) held its monthly award meeting for May on June 10. The following awards were presented: Tops Ballerina - Sonjia Kinzer, KOPS Ballerina - BJ Ridgeway, 13 pins - Grace Fass and Dee Hudson, 10 turtles - Cari Clark and Nancy Gifford, 6 months perfect attendance - Evelyn Dearborn, KOPS 6 months at or below goal - Mary Ann Chwaszczewski, Laura Hignite and Sylvia Schneider, Division 4, 1st place - Sonjia Kinzer and 2nd place - Sharon French. TOPS walking and exercise awards were presented to Ruth Cisney and Susan Crews. Cari Clark, Venita Barnes and Patsy Brocnik received the KOPs walking and exercise awards. Our chapter meets each Friday in the social hall at St. John's United Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave. Weigh-ins are from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Meetings are held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Visitors and new members are always welcome. For more information please call Cari Clark at 928-897-8199 or 800-923-8677, or visit our website at www.tops.org.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners for the June 22 games were: first, Barry Pope; second, Paul Greening; and third, Carolyn Johnston.

Women of the Moose: Academy of Friendship group is meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at El Portillo on Hualapai Mountain Road. Don't forget we are excited to have a guest speaker from the Mohave County Sheriff's office at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6. Come learn how we can prevent break-ins and protect ourselves. Chairwoman Marlene Boersma will be serving refreshments during the social hour. The Moose is a good place to meet friends and enjoy an ice cold beverage. The AC is keeping it cool. Call 928-279-6168 for more information or a ride to a meeting. Please check your dues card. Your membership is important to the children at Mooseheart and our seniors at Moosehaven.