Organization News: Thursday, March 24, 2016

American Legion Family of Post 14: Officers and interested members are reminded that the executive meetings will be held at 5 p.m. today for the Auxiliary and 5:30 p.m. for the Legion. Friday Night Out menu on Friday, beginning at 5 p.m., for $5 a plate will be brats and sauerkraut, hot German potato salad, and brownies with German chocolate cake frosting. We've been having a good turnout so be sure to get there early. Congratulations to those members who received certificates for membership of 30 years or more: Legionnaires - 45 years - Robert Bennett and Fritz McDowell; 40 years - Robert Heuerman, Robert Moller and Steve Towner; 35 years - Samuel Sumpson; 30 years - Gary Burns, Harold Clemett, William Ekstrom Jr. and James Rydberg. Auxiliary - 50 years - Patricia Hartup; 35 years - Eugenia Pederson. Sons of the American Legion - 45 years - Rob Pederson.

Belles of St. Mary's: Will the following Belles please step forward: Andi A., Chris C., Chris S., Elizabeth B., Norma F., Paula P., Rita Y., Sonseeahray G. and Sandy G. These are the ladies who rallied to serve our parish under the leadership of Patricia M. Our Lenten Soup Fridays were a delicious success thanks to these ladies - thank you! This is the point in our lives where we stop to honor the one event in all history that made possible the salvation of our unworthy souls - we remember the Resurrection of the Lord, the Paschal celebration. There is nothing more important, more significant or more valuable than this gift from God Himself. 'Nuff said. I ask for you all a most holy and precious day of prayer and joy!

Dig It Kingman Community Gardens: The Dig It Dash is only nine days away! The fee goes up to $30 Saturday-April 1 and $35 the day of the race, April 2. You can deliver your registration form and check to Chicago Title on Andy Devine before March 26 to get the $25 rate. It will be a fun day to celebrate the community garden's first birthday. Burrows Pro-Sound will DJ the event, Northern Arizona Physical Therapy Associates will be giving massages for racers, Mohave County Health Services will be conducting a pre-race stretch session, Starbucks will be providing Dig It birthday cupcakes and coffee, and post-race treats provided by Walmart, Swires and Chicago Title. Racers will be entered in a contest and a Dig It garden bed will go to a lucky winner! Awesome, hand-painted race awards will be presented to the top male and female overall, top male and female 40-plus, and the top three in each age division. The weather prediction is mainly sunny with 77 degree temperatures.

Friday Duplicate Bridge: With three tables in play, the results of the game on March 18 were: first place, Trey Gordon and Wolfgang Vorbau; second place, Kay Klaus and Jerry Lipson.

Friends of the Library-Golden Valley will have a book sale Saturday in back of the GV library at 3417 N. Verde Road from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our price is $2 a bag (our bag). We have hundreds of new donations. There is no limit on the number of bags purchased. If you want to be a Friend, it's $5 a year for individuals and families and $10 for businesses. A lifetime membership is $100. Meetings are held the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. except for the summer. Applications are available at the GV Library. The library is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday from 9 p.m. to 3 p.m., and Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. The phone number is 565-2989.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The results for the March 19 games were: first place, Gene Kramer; second place, Shirley Costain; and third place, Charlene Graves. For more information about the club or to come play with us, please call Connie at 928-681-4934.

Mohave Arms Collectors Association: MACA's meeting is at 6:30 p.m. today. The March meeting theme will be "the all-American .30-'06 Springfield Rifle Cartridge," probably the best all-around cartridge developed in the 20th century. Originally designed to replace the earlier military .30-40 KRAG cartridge, which had some shortcomings. For one, its rimmed case made it difficult to feed easily in the new automatic weapons becoming more popular in the world's military force. Since we then had two .30-caliber cartridges, they called the new cartridge .30-'06 (.30 caliber, 1906 military acceptance). This cartridge soon became the most popular sporting round in the United States and still is 100 years or more later. As a military round, it served our GIs in two World Wars, Korea and many brushfire conflicts of the 20th century. We should have quite a few old military '03 Springfields, 1917 Enfields, M1 rifles and to be sure, a plethora of .30-'06 sporting arms to show at our meeting. 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. The Mohave Arms Collectors are holding a drawing for a Lake Mead fishing trip courtesy of Don Martin of Striper Hunters. They are selling contest tickets for $5 each or five for $20. The drawing will be held on April 28. For more information, contact Jerry Haworth at 928-764-1739 or or Keith Gilbert at 928-681-4476.

Thursday Party Bridge: The winners of the March 17 games were: first, Doug Heard; second, Julia Caughlin; and third, Barbara Gracin.

Wednesday Party Bridge: the winners for the March 16 games were: first, H. Wayne Allred; second, Millie Lejeune; and third, Barbara Gracin.