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Clubs: Thursday, September 17, 2009

American Legion Post 14: The American Legion family will hold their monthly breakfast and meat raffle this coming Saturday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The post is located at Third and Oak streets in downtown Kingman. Our members should invite their family and friends to enjoy a good breakfast, visit with each other and generally have a good time. The suggested donations are $5 for adults, and the children eat free. After breakfast, we have the drawing for the meat raffle. Tickets are $2 each or four for $5. We will have four drawings, sometimes more, so you have a good chance at winning and you don't have to be present to win. Tickets are available at the bar anytime. For more information, call (928) 757-1878.

Belles of St. Mary: Another action-packed year begins in the lives of the Belles of St. Mary; these are the dedicated, hardworking ladies of the Roman Catholic Church here in Kingman. Finances were reported and the schedule of upcoming events was discussed and approved. The most pressing commitment is the annual church picnic scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 4, at Metcalfe Park. The Belles will cooperate with the Legion of Mary in baking for and manning the very popular cakewalk. Last year, one family alone happily walked away with five prized cakes! Congratulations to our new slate of officers: President Marietta Green; Vice President Tami Lopez; Secretary Janice Millan; Treasurer Charlene Duffy; and Corresponding Secretary Dora Quesada. The Belles welcome all ladies of St. Mary's Catholic Parish; no dues are assessed. Knowing you are needed, along with a great feeling of accomplishment in serving one another, cannot be denied as the greatest of all gifts. Refreshments were provided by Marietta Green and Dora Quesada. Our regular meetings are at 7 p.m. every second Wednesday of each month in the Parish Center. See you Oct. 14.

Daughters of Mohave County Pioneers: The Daughters will start the fall season at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Calico's Restaurant. Call (928) 692-6688 if you have any questions.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: On Sept. 11, the winners were: first place, Lois Viola and Wolfgang Vorbau; second place, David Colfer and John Goryl; and third place, Jeannie Clegg and Shirley Lantz.

Help Animals Lives Today (HALT): Do you love animals? HALT needs you now! If you love animals or need to fulfill community service, please contact HALT. We have a volunteer youth program; come find out how you can help us with the animals. Join us at our HALT meeting at 1 p.m. this Saturday at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. HALT will have a booth on Sept. 26 and 27 at the Andy Devine Days Rodeo at the Fairgrounds. Please visit our Web site at for more information and directions, or call President Lotti Benker at (928) 692-8940.

Kingman Kutups: The Kingman Kutups kicked off their beginning square dance class with an enthusiastic group of beginners and we are looking forward to a great new class. We will accept new dancers for the first three weeks of class, so dust off your boots, dancing shoes, golf shoes, bowling shoes or just plain ol' tennis (anything will do) and come on out and join us and share in our love of the great American dance. The classes are every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Chat-N-Chow Center at 1776 Airway with a plus workshop from 6 to 7 p.m. Our next regular club dance will be from 7 to 9:30 on Saturday, Sept. 26, also at the Chat-N-Chow Center. For more information, please call Nancy at (928) 279-0466 or Don at (928) 757-1807.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Sept. 12 were: first, John Goryl; second, Ray Tucker; and third, Joann Brown. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Kingman Republican Men's Club: We are coming up on our next meeting. Our guest at that meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Elks Club, 900 Gates Ave., will be Dean Martin. In addition to being a fabulous singer, Dean is also the treasurer of Arizona, and is considering strongly a run for governor - hey, whatdaya mean he's not a singer? At the meeting, we will also discuss the election of officers for next year. The public is welcome, and if anyone needs information, call (928) 530-3637 or e-mail at

TOPS AZ 287: TOPS AZ 287 Kingman Take Off Pounds Sensibly and Keep Off Pounds Sensibly held their Friday morning meeting Sept. 11. Viola Emans presented KOPS Numerals to: Laura Hignate, three years; Barbara Vass, five years; and Patsy Brocnik, six years. August achievements: KOPS Ballerina - Nancy Hilton; TOPS Ballerina - Mary Byford; and TOPS King - Thomas Rule. Georgeda Wilker announced she is moving to Minnesota to be with children and friends; she will be missed by all of us. Our chapter meets each Friday morning at St Johns Methodist Church in the social hall on Kino Avenue; weigh-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at 9:30. For further information, call Pam Estep at (928) 565-1877 or visit

VFW Post 10386: The James L Standfield VFW Post 10386 would like to welcome all our non-smoking members to come out to the club each Wednesday for a day of smoke-free fun. We are also trying to start a dart league at 5:30 for that evening. If you are interested, you may sign up at the canteen. We have not left out you folks who smoke; we just ask that you keep the smoking out on the patio. For more information, please call (928) 757-9191 after noon. The post is located at 3036 John L Ave.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Sept. 9 were: first place, Sandy Miles; and second place, Bea Anderson; and third place, Carolyn Johnston.

Xi Beta Phi: Xi Beta Phi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held, at the home of Betty Lou Reed, a ceremony for the "Order of the Rose." Recipients for the honor were Helen Bolt and Pat Mullen. The "Order of the Rose" is a ritual for 15 years of service to the sorority. Barbara Patterson was mistress of ceremony. Sisters attending the ritual besides Bolt, Mullen and Patterson were: Cassandra Oberlin, Sandy Lyons, Cheryl Erdman, Shirley Tipton, Kalai (KC) and Chloe Roberts. Beginning Day was held on Aug. 30 at the home of Pat Mullen. Those attending had a wonderful time bringing in the new season for our chapter. Attending were: Richard and Helen Bolt, Yvette Stratton (opening her anniversary gift from her secret sister), Cheryl Erdman, Wayne and Barbara Patterson, Betty Lou Reed (opening her birthday gift from her secret sister), Shirley Tipton, "Envoy" Jim Lantz (husband of our late-sister, Barb Lantz) and guest, Donna Kowalske. The Sept. 8 meeting was held at Betty Lou Reed's home where Yvette Stratton gave an excellent program on "Being Prepared for a Catastrophe." Those attending were officers: Pat Mullen, President; Yvette Stratton, Vice President; Helen Bolt, Treasurer; Cassandra Oberlin, Recording Secretary; Rene Fields, Corresponding Secretary; and Betty Lou Reed, Extension Officer. Also attending were: Chole Roberts, Legacy Trisha Khun, Sandy Lyons and Cheryl Erdman.

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