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TOPS AZ 0287 Kingman: Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) held their monthly awards meeting for May on June 14, 2019. The following awards were presented for May: New Members; Ginny P. and Boowie T. brought by Susan C. TOPS Ballerina: Mary D. TOPS Prince: Terry A. KOPS Ballerina: Cindy A. 13 KOPS pins: Susan C. Ten non-consecutive losses: Anne H. Halfway to Goal: Terry A. 13 Weeks calorie chart: Ruth C. Div. 4, 1st Place: Mary D. Div. 4, 1st Place: Terry A Div. 4, 2nd Place: Ginny P. TOPS Walking 1st Place: Ruth C. TOPS Walking 2nd Place: Boowie T. TOPS Exercise 1st Place: Terry A. TOPS Exercise 2nd Place: Ruth C. KOPS Walking 1st Place: Cari C. KOPS Walking 2nd Place: Dee H. KOPS Exercise 1st Place: Cindy A. KOPS Exercise 2nd Place: Susan C.

Elks Lodge: JULY 5, 2019 – Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave., is hosting lunch for the “National of Patriots Tour” 1 Flag, 48 States, 100-plus Day Tour. The FLAG will be passed from Nevada NOP to Arizona NOP around noon in a short ceremony. Elks give free lunch for all NOP participants. The community can join for lunch for only $5. Anyone can join the tour in any vehicle for a $10 participation fee. This is the 10th annual fundraiser for raising money for all veterans and their families, past, present and fallen, in each state. Money raised in Arizona, stays in Arizona for our veterans. After lunch at the Kingman Elks Lodge 468, they head to Williams for the first overnight stay in Arizona. Contact Rick Bitzer via email at for complete schedule of the six other stops before heading to Gallup, New Mexico. Arizona’s Nation of Patriots then passes the FLAG to Nation of Patriots in New Mexico. We ask the Kingman community to come and support the Nation of Patriots; meet them, join the tour or simply donate #40 to NOP at the Elks Lodge on July 5. JULY 6, 2019 – Signups for Fishing For Smiles for youth ages 5-15 event hosted by Elks Lodge 468 and Mohave Sportsman Club for a FREE day of fishing and Free BBQ lunch for all. A signed release form by a parent is required in advance of the Aug. 17 event at Dunton Fort Rock Ranch. Elks signup table will be at Smith’s and Walmart on July 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is for youth and their families to experience fishing “catch and release,” or to have filleted to eat. Space is limited to first 150 participants. Call Sarah at 928-716-6708 or Roger at 928-303-8011 or email for more information. July 13, 2019: Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave., Kingman, is hosting a Bingo Fundraiser for JAVC on Saturday from 5-9 p.m. and includes 12 games of Bingo and taco bar dinner for $35 per person. Games with cash prizes and dinner! Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council is establishing a full service veterans center on Oak Street. It will have 25 transitional housing units to get our homeless veterans into safe housing, benefit assistance, health care, vocational assistance, and permanent housing at the end of the program. JAVC needs volunteers for its fundraising events and other hands-on projects. Contact JAVC at 928-716-3001 to make a difference in the lives of our veterans. Come support this fundraiser, even if you have never played bingo before. Contact Nani Chrimes at for more information.

Kingman Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that supports Masonic Charities for Children and other local charities. It provides a meeting place for ABBID Grotto M.O.V.P.E.R., a group of Master Masons who’s main charity is the Humanitarian Foundation that provides free dental care for special needs children and cerebral palsy research. As a means of support they feature bingo games two times a week, 1 p.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Friday. It’s been called the “best bingo in town” by players. Located at 2985 John L Ave., corner of Bank Street, we offer free coffee and donuts to all Master Masons at 9 a.m. Monday and Thursday mornings. To those interested in learning about the Grotto, please come join us. It’s fun. And join us for bingo at the “Happy Bingo Place.” For more information call 928-753-1704.

Kingman Chapter 1594 of The Women of the Moose recently returned from the International Moose convention in Las Vegas. Among the co-workers in attendance was Geneva Devane. Genny received the coveted College of Regents Degree. Nancy Walker earned the Star Recorder Degree and Pat Pellam is our newest Academy of Friendship degree holder. Congratulations and many thanks are in order for all of the years of dedication to our fraternity. The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday. Don’t forget Bunco at 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday. Call 928-279-6168 for more information about Moose or upcoming events.

Kingman Pinochle Club results for the month of June. June 6: 1. Maryann Slupczynski, 749. 2. Rose Lesiewski, 702. 3. Shirley Cable, 692. June 13: Rochelle Sand, 747. 2. Shirley Cable, 722. 3. John Goryl, 710. June 20: Rochelle Sand, 682. 2. Tom Suminski, 677. 3. Rachel Suminski, 671. June 27: Tom Suminski, 782. 2. Shirley Cable, 716. 3. Gary Sand, 705. The club plays at 10 a.m. every Thursday at VFW Post 10386, 3036 E. John L Ave. Play is open to members and non-members alike. For more information call Gary at 928-565-3518.

Mohave County Genealogy Society is a group of people interested in finding their family histories. Our experience ranges from beginners to more experienced searchers. We meet the at 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Mohave Museum of History and Arts, 400 W. Beale St. There is no charge to the museum if you are coming to the meeting. Visitors are welcome. We are working on our event in November. Two speakers will be Denyce Cribbs of the Lake Havasu Genealogical Society and Kathryn Daniels from DAR. Tentative date is Saturday, Nov. 16th. Our presenter talked about writing life histories and passed around a book about her family. Our next meeting will be Aug. 7.

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