Organization News: Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016

Sisters of Chloride VFW Auxiliary 2190: At the February meeting, Sisters of Chloride VFW 2190 held an underwear luncheon. For a pack of underwear, socks, jeans or coats, you could get a free lunch of enchiladas, salad, bread, brownies and ice cream. A good time was had by all and lots of items (four garbage bags full) were gathered for the upcoming Tri-State Veterans Stand Down scheduled for March 4-5 at the Bullhead City Community Park and Chamber of Commerce, 1251 Arizona Highway 95, Bullhead City. The Stand Down is held each year to provide resources and services to veterans. For more information regarding the Stand Down, please call 928-377-2487 or email president@javc.org. Pictured are Mary Beckett, Lola Royer, Jean Fess, Carol Ebner, Kathy Henderson, Kathy Butz, Phyllis Anderson and Billie Crane.

Sisters of Chloride VFW Auxiliary 2190: At the February meeting, Sisters of Chloride VFW 2190 held an underwear luncheon. For a pack of underwear, socks, jeans or coats, you could get a free lunch of enchiladas, salad, bread, brownies and ice cream. A good time was had by all and lots of items (four garbage bags full) were gathered for the upcoming Tri-State Veterans Stand Down scheduled for March 4-5 at the Bullhead City Community Park and Chamber of Commerce, 1251 Arizona Highway 95, Bullhead City. The Stand Down is held each year to provide resources and services to veterans. For more information regarding the Stand Down, please call 928-377-2487 or email president@javc.org. Pictured are Mary Beckett, Lola Royer, Jean Fess, Carol Ebner, Kathy Henderson, Kathy Butz, Phyllis Anderson and Billie Crane.

4-H Cactus Critters members visited the Desert Highland Center with over 80 homemade Valentines on Feb. 12 with approval from the DHC Activity Director Donna Simon. 4-H Cactus Critters members decided to spread Valentine cheer as part of their 4-H pledges: "Hands in Larger Services." The 4-H kids who visited the DHC hand-delivered the Valentines to many seniors and were surprised to meet two special 4-H alumni: Leona Cherry and Vivian Blackwood from New Jersey and California! Thanks again Desert Highland Center and Donna Simon for opening your facility to the 4-H kids to visit with the Valentines.

American Legion Family of Post 14: Officers - don't forget about the executive meetings tonight; Auxiliary at 5 p.m. and Legionnaires at 5:30 p.m. If you can't make it, be sure to contact Dana or Dusty. The Friday Night Out menu for Friday has changed. We'll be serving chicken enchiladas, rice, beans and a dessert for $5 a plate beginning at 5 p.m. The unit will have its craft sale on Friday and Saturday at Annie's Art Attic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those of you who are donating crafts can bring them by 2575 Northern Ave. Friday morning, please.

Belles of St. Mary's: You gotta love it - Saint Walburga (dotter), Saints Wilibald and Winebald (sons) of King Richard of Saxony in England circa 710 AD - three children now remembered as saints! Where are our saints in this day? That's where the Belles chime in! Their most recent foray spotlights our Lenten practice of meatless meals - last week found the parish center spilling over with the Stations-of-the-Cross participants! The soup du jour prepared by talented chefess Pat M. showcased a medley of vegetables beyond count, but not including eucalyptus according to our expert analysis! "It was delicious" does not do it justice. So - after SOTC every Friday during Lent we are to be treated to a different soup; join us, won't you? Chefess Pat and her cadre of Belles are due a tip-o'-the-hat and a rousing round of applause! Spring is just around the corner, thus softball and vacation Bible school recruitment begins - set your agendas and priorities to include these two vital family reinforcers. Kathleen and Grace are waiting to sign up all volunteers! First Friday devotions begin at 5:30 p.m. and continue on into the celebration of Mass - this is our year-round opportunity to worship over and above our Sunday obligation. And you know who we worship, right? The One, True God.

Branch 260 Fleet Reserve Association: Mohave County Branch 260 meets the second Saturday of each month at 1300 hours at VFW Post 2555, Golden Valley. FRA is first and foremost a community of the sea services; U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. Your enlisted service in any of these branches - past or present, for a short time or for the long haul - is your passport to membership in an association that works hard for you and your family in your local community and in Washington, D.C. When you join FRA, you are adding your voice to an association that works tirelessly to preserve and enhance pay, benefits and quality of life programs for all of its members and their families and communities. All Navy/Marine Corps/Coast Guard veterans are welcome to meetings. For more information, call Mike at 928-565-5811.

Brunch Bunch Motorcycle Riders: 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 9:30 a.m. Kickstands up at 10 a.m. For questions or information, contact Harley at 928-530-2555 or visit us online at harley3787.wix.com/brunch-bunch-riders.

Cactus Cuties Lady Bikers Chapter: Interested in joining other lady motorcyclists with common interests of motorcycles and riding? There is a new Women in the Wind-Cactus Cuties Chapter in the Kingman, Golden Valley, Bullhead City and surrounding area! We meet the first Sunday of each month at 10 a.m. at Peggy Sue's Diner, 4305 Highway 68 in Golden Valley. Check out our website at www.womeninthewind.org or contact us at witwcactuscuties@yahoo.com or (702) 624-1160. We are also on Facebook: Women in the Wind - Cactus Cuties Chapter.

The Cerbat Garden Club welcomes guests at its meetings on the second Wednesday of the month from September through June. The garden club meets from 10 a.m. until noon in the fellowship hall of St. John's United Methodist Church at 1731 Kino Ave. in Kingman. At our March 9 meeting, Marcie Turner Cornelison, formerly of Island Palms Nursery in Golden Valley, will talk about permaculture. Come join us. Visit our Facebook page and website www.cerbatgardenclub.org. For more information, call Sandy at 928-692-2778 or email us at cerbatgc@gmail.com.

Cheap Shots Gun Club is a Christian gun club that has been shooting at the Mohave Sportsman Club AKA 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 Mc Cune 928-716-2872.

Fraternal Order of the Eagles: Aerie meets first and third Thursday each month; officers 6:30 p.m., general 7 p.m. - all members welcome. Auxiliary meets second and fourth Tuesday each month; officers 6:30 p.m., general 7 p.m. - all members welcome.

Friends of the Library - Kingman: There will be a huge book sale benefiting the Kingman Library (928-692-7632) being sponsored by the Friends of the Library-Kingman. The sale will be held on location at the library, 3269 N. Burbank St. The inside sale will be held in the library program room and The Book Nook. The outside sale (weather permitting) will be held in the parking lot on the north side of the library. (Note: The Book Nook is open to the public every library day during the year.) The members-only preview sale will be held 6-7:45 p.m. March 3. (Non-members can join and become a member on the spot upon entry.) Indoor and outdoor sales open to the public are held 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. March 4 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 5. Select from a huge variety of books - new and used, hardbacks and paperbacks, including fiction, nonfiction, reference, children's, young adults, adult large print, magazines, audio, and videos. A blow-out sale is scheduled in the program room from noon to 3 p.m. on March 5. Come join us and support your local library. Remember, books provide reading adventures and great gifts.

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.

Kingman Concert Band: Join the band for a journey across the globe through music! The Mohave County Library Kingman branch will host the community band's free performance, "A Musical Trip Around the World" at 7 p.m. March 5 at the library, 3269 N. Bank St. The performance is free and open to the public. It'll be the cheapest airplane ticket around! For further details, please contact Conductor Julie Gragg at 928-853-3846.

Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468 meets at 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday. Volunteers are welcome to join us this Friday and Sunday when we serve lunch to the Arizona winners of the Elks Hoop Shoot Contest as they travel to and from the regional competition in Las Vegas. The children, their families and Elk sponsors appreciate our support of this annual tradition. Join us for Bingo every Thursday. Doors open at 10 a.m. and lunch is available. Bingo starts at noon. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dollar tacos on Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m. with shuffleboard bowling, or join the fun Wii bowling in the social quarters every Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Call the Lodge at 928-753-2547 for more information.

Kingman Pinochle Club: The results for the Feb. 20 games were: first place, Jim Robbins; second place, Rochelle Cosby; and third place, Connie Rapp. For more information about the club or to come play with us, please call Connie at 928-681-4934.

Kingman Tennis Club: We have evening walk-in tennis at 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays now at Centennial Park. Morning walk-in tennis has changed to starting at 9 a.m. on Saturdays at the tennis courts in Centennial Park. The cost is $2 for members and $3 for non-members. Wear tennis shoes and bring a racquet. Our club provides the tennis balls and pays the court fees. We will place you in a doubles match based on your skill level. Beginners are welcome and we will assign someone to help you get started. For more information, contact Brooke Fix at 928-753-5684.

Living the Loss of Your Child Christ Care Grief Group: We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Golden Valley Baptist Church, 100 S. Higley Road, Golden Valley. The meetings are open to those who have lost children or loved ones. The meetings are to share, show compassion and support, and encourage personal Christian growth during this most difficult time in our lives. Our main purpose is to care for others as Christ cares for us. For more information, contact Cynde Anthony at 928-856-0847 or Angie Berg at 928-716-9590.

Meadview Library Book Discussion Group: Meetings are at 10 a.m. on the third Friday of every even-numbered month (February, April, June, etc.) at the Meadview Library. The purpose of the discussion group is to promote reading and have a mature, interactive discussion with other readers about the chosen book. Meetings are one hour long. Stop by the Meadview Library and check out our next book selection to read and discuss, read the book at your leisure, then come to discussion.

Mohave Arms Collectors Association: MACA's meeting is at 6:30 p.m. today. The February meeting theme will be the first smokeless powder guns. The French originally introduced smokeless powder guns in the 1880s. America quickly jumped on the smokeless powder bandwagon with the Norwegian-designed .30-40 Krag military rifle and the .30-30 Winchester civilian and sporting firearm. While there were many other calibers soon introduced, these probably were the most worthy of note in the U.S. The .30-40 Krag cartridge and rifle found glory in the Spanish-American War of 1898-1899, but it was soon eclipsed by the venerable .30-06 Springfield of 1903. The .30-30, though, has seen over a century of use and is still very popular today. I know we are sure to have some fine old Krags and lever guns to see. Drop by and check us out! 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 jcrowhunter@earthlink.net or Keith Gilbert at 928-681-4476.

Mohave Republican Forum: The public is invited to the Mohave Republican Forum meeting on March 9 to hear the candidates for Mohave County District 4 Supervisor - incumbent Jean Bishop, and challengers Rick Armstrong, Merv Freedom and Krystal Gabrielson - speak and answer questions. The importance of this position is clear, for reasons including that the decisions of the county supervisors affect all county residents in ways including health, economic well-being and quality of life. Be informed, be involved and help make a difference! This meeting will be held at the Golden Corral in Kingman, 3580 Stockton Hill Road. After going through the cashier, go to the meeting room to the left after which you can help yourself to a buffet selection. The meeting room should be available by 4:30 p.m. or before and the program begins at 5:30 p.m. or before. There is an admission charge of $2 per person to assist with the meeting costs. For reservations, which are requested and helpful, or for further information, please contact Rita Basinger at 928- 692-4771, ritabasinger@citlink.net; Mary D'Angina at 928-716-4053, nerah7@gmail.com; or Kathie Sturtevant at 928-718-0891, kathie2547@gmail.com.

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.

Thursday Party Bridge: The winners of the Feb. 18 games were: first, Jerry Lipson; second, Doug Heard; and third, Julia Caughlin.

TOPS AZ 0287 Kingman: Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) held its monthly awards meeting for January on Feb. 12. The following awards were presented: TOPS ballerina - Mary Handley; KOPS prince - Danny Velderrain; 13 pins - Grace Fass and Cari Clark; 10 non-consecutive losses - Michele Rogers; 10 turtles - Eleanor Velderrain; six months perfect attendance - Joyce Smith; one year perfect attendance - Cari Clark; KOPS 6 months at or below goal - Venita Barnes and Eleanor Velderrain; 10 pound loss - CJ Shepherd and Darlene Sweet; 20 pound loss - Darlene Sweet; five whole tennis shoes - Patsy Brocnik; five whole bicycles - Venita Barnes; 10 half bicycles - Anne Hopping; Division 3 - first place - Ruth Cisney, second place - Mary Dembowski, and third place - Sherri Morris; Division 4 - first place - Mary Handley and second place - Joyce Smith; TOPS walking award - first place,Nola Long, and second place, Patty Baxter; TOPS Exercise - first place - Anne Hopping and second place - Camille Patula; KOPS walking - first place - Cari Clark and second place Venita Barnes; KOPS exercise - first place - Venita Barnes and second place - Susan Crews. Earlier in the month Darlene Sweet reached her goal and became a KOPS. Our chapter meets each Friday in the social hall at St. John's United Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave. Weigh-ins are from 7:30-9 a.m. Meetings are held from 9:30-10:30 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 web site at www.tops.org.

Venture Club of Kingman invites you to the Third Annual Casino Night. Slated for April 23, Casino Night promises to be an evening of Las Vegas-style entertainment featuring live table games, a buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, cocktails and dancing. Casino Night serves as Venture Club of Kingman's annual fundraiser to help continually support efforts in supplying community welfare and betterment in Kingman. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Venture Service Fund, which is distributed directly back into our community in the form of scholarships for local women, donations to other local organizations, and our long-term community project, the Splash Pad. Tickets and sponsorship packages are now available and limited. For ticket purchases, donations and additional information, please email us at info@ventureclubofkingman.org.

Wednesday Party Bridge: the winners for the Feb. 17 games were: first, Dorothy Jackson; second, Millie Lejeune; and third, Julia Caughlin.

Women of the Moose: The first trivia round was a lot of fun. The first-place team was Erma Lorion and Sandy Wormell (the Michiganers). Genny Devane and TJ took second place and the third-place team was Cal Wormell and Burley. Sandy was the only person who knew the answer to the bonus question was "yodel." We will play trivia again in March, so start getting a team of up to six together. Only one person has to be a Moose member. This fun activity is free and you don't have to be a genius to win. You may also want to mark your calendar for Bunco on the second and fourth Wednesday at 1 p.m. and Pam will be hosting a Bingo marathon on March 19. We have several members who will be going to Albuquerque for the mid-year conference. Senior Regent Sandra should have an interesting report for us at the second meeting of the month on March 16. We will also be holding the election of officers prior to the meeting. Call 928-279-6168 for information about the Moose or to get your name on our mailing list.