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Clubs: Thursday, July 1, 2010

American Legion Post 14: Legion family members and guests will be celebrating the Fourth of July with a barbecue on the patio, from 2 until 6 p.m. on Sunday. Hotdogs and hamburgers are provided by the post, and the rest of the menu is potluck. So bring your favorite side dish or dessert and enjoy our back patio, play some pool or pitch a few horseshoes. Come on down to enjoy good food and good company. Post 14 will be hosting a blood drive on July 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are recommended. Find the hero in you, and please make an appointment by calling United Blood Services at (702) 638-7400 or go online to and enter sponsor code: americanlegion14. Post 14 is located on the corner of Third and Oak, in downtown Kingman. The post phone number is (928) 753-3555.

Belles of St. Mary: This Saturday, July 2, the Belles are asked to help sponsor our Catholic Youth Group as they work for the dollars needed to join the World Catholic Youth gathering in Spain (that's across the Pacific Ocean!). There will be a car wash and a bake sale to boot from 8 a.m. to about 3 p.m. Saturday at Uptown Drug, 2820 E. Andy Devine. All Belles are urged to both sport a shiny clean car and exhibit their baking prowess on behalf of our kids. Any questions? Call Monica at (928) 279-4018. Of course, we are all eagerly anticipating the "Christmas in July" sale on Saturday, July 17, at the Parish Center on Spring Street. A life-long collection of Santas from around the world was donated to our cause. Santas of every size, color and description will be offered for the community's buying pleasure. Bring a friend. There is one tiny, but very important, correction to be made to our calendar of events. The Belles will attend Mass at 8 a.m. in honor or St. Anne's Feast Day on Sunday, July 25. After Mass, the bevy of Belles will raise a toast of orange juice at Calico's in historic downtown Kingman.

Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: On June 25, the winners were: first place, Virginia Mead and Bert Leenhouts; second place, Jim Blaschak and Trey Gordon; third place, Coie O'Malley and Lorraine Frazza; and fourth place, John Goryl and Dave Colfer.

Help Animals Lives Today: There will be a HALT fundraiser from noon to 9 p.m. today, July 1, at Lombardo's, 702 Eastern Ave. Write HALT and sign your name on the back of your receipt for HALT to receive 20 percent of the proceeds. For more information and directions, visit or call Lotti Benker at (928) 692-8940.

Kingman Back Country Horsemen: This new club is just forming and will hold its first meeting at 6:30 p.m. today, July 1, at Calico's Restaurant, 418 W. Beale St. For more information, call (928) 279-0691.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on June 26 were: first, Charlene Graves; second, Bob Bennett; and third, Barbara Stofen. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.

Mutt Matchers and Friends: Mutt Matchers has initiated a new program called SPOT - Stop Pet Overpopulation Together. SPOT will provide free spay and neuter of dogs for low-income families that meet the requirements in the greater Kingman area. Applications and instructions can be found at Applications can also be picked up at our adoption center at 1001 Buchanan St. in Kingman on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 766, Attn: SPOT Program, Kingman, AZ 86402. For more information, please call (928) 718-4364. So far we have spayed six dogs in the community.

TOPS AZ 372: We held our monthly awards program on June 10. These awards were for the month of May. Perfect attendance: Cindy B., Forrest B., Joyce B., Norma G., Barbara O. and Margaret S.; Keeping a food chart for the month: Norma G., Joyce B., Barbara O. and Margaret S.; Loss of at least a half pound: Karen S. and Barbara O.; Ten-pound loss: Joyce B.; Thirty pound loss: Margaret S. Turtle (stayed at same weight): Tina K.; Best losers for the month: Joyce B and Margaret S. The winner of the incentive basket was Barbara O. TOPS Chapter No. 372 meets every Thursday evening at the Kingman Community Foundation at 2985 John L Ave. Weigh-in is at 5:30 and the meeting begins at 6 p.m. For more information, call (928) 681-4709 or visit

Vietnam Veterans of America, Mohave County Chapter No. 975: There will be a fundraising event from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 5 to 8, at Chili's Restaurant, 3840 Stockton Hill Road. All veterans and residents in the Kingman area are invited to come and help our chapter. Please bring this article with you or tell the waitress that you are here in support of the Vietnam Veterans. For more information, call (928) 681-4709.

Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Wednesday, June 23, were: first place, Mary Wallace; second place, Elaine Laverne; and third place, Bea Anderson.

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