11/28/2013 6:00:00 AM Organizations: November 28, 2013
American Legion Post 14: Even though the American Legion Post 14 is closed today, the entire legion family wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving, with too many blessings to count and many reasons to give thanks. At noon Dec. 7, new Legionnaires will be initiated into our organization, and at 1:30 p.m. we will hold a flag disposal ceremony. We will also have light refreshments between the ceremonies. Members and guests are invited to attend either or both. Call (928) 753-3555 for more information on these and other upcoming activities. Post 14 is at 3rd and Oak in old town Kingman; our hours are noon to 6 p.m.
American Legion Auxiliary Swaskegame Unit 14: Swaskegame Unit 14 participates in the gift shop program at the Bob Stump Northern Arizona Veterans Administration Medical Center (aka Ft. Whipple) in Prescott. This activity offers the patients at the center an opportunity to "shop" for gifts for themselves and members of their immediate family - all free of charge. To help with the project, we are asking for donations of new gifts to take to the medical center. They can be handmade items, but may not be of glass, heavy or contain alcohol. If the gifts need to be shipped to the families, shipping is also done by the American Legion Auxiliary free of charge to the veterans. All gifts need to be delivered to Post 14 (225 Oak St.) or be requested to be picked up no later than Nov. 29. The setup for the gift shop will be on Sunday from noon to approximately 2 p.m. Those wishing to go with unit members should contact one of the officers for information. Post 14 is on the corner of 3rd and Oak in old town Kingman; call us at (928) 753-3555.
Belles of St. Mary's: This is it - the big event that you await with eager anticipation all year - the Belle's Annual Raffle! We have four baskets waiting in the wings: a children's basket brimming with games, a skateboard and oodles of great stuff; a kitchen basket complete with a canister set, an electric square cake baker, hand woven pot holders (a gift from one of our youngest Belles - Cathy L.); and then a comfort basket spilling over with candles, coffee mugs, a warm cozy and "Le Vino"; and our grand prize basket - Momma and baby deer and a $100 cash prize! This weekend begins the sale right up to the grand drawing on Dec. 10. Any Belle will have tickets, or stop by St. Vincent's on Beale Street and enjoy our 50 percent off sale as you buy your tickets. Good salesmanship, yes? We end with a request to all of you to raise a toast to God as we give Him thanks this day at our table of blessings. Like in days of old, our God-mandated feats and festivals range from the Day of Atonement, Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, First Fruits and Day of Rembrance. And so we pray - glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. Amen.
Democratic Women's Club of Kingman: Democratic Women's Club met on Nov. 13 at Calico's Restaurant. Our guest speaker was Dr. Zaffar Iqbal. He spoke on the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare. He stated that President Obama does care and that he has legislated a law to give every American citizen an opportunity to have health care. He noted that there have been some problems with initiating this program, mainly with the ability of the website to let people sign up for this new program. The start up of Social Security and Medicare had problems in the beginning as well. You do not throw out an entire law because there are some problems in implementation. You fix them! In the end, the people will embrace this law and like it as much as they like their Medicare. Dr. Iqbal went on to explain in detail during his slide presentation how Obamacare will work. It is patterned after legislation championed by Mitt Romney when he was governor of Massachusetts. In the end, this legislation will not only give health care to all the people, it will save money. Our regular business meeting was brief, but president Carol Decker-Noli asked the ladies to donate to the Flag Pole for Metcalfe Park project and gave out lapel flag pins. She also asked the ladies to bring in more recipes for our cookbook. We had four ladies join our club this month. Some of the ladies have shown an interest in becoming a precinct committeeperson. Members of the club brought in food supplies that will be delivered to the Kingman Area Food Bank. The Democratic Women's Club will meet on Dec. 11 at noon at Calico's Restaurant. Our meeting will be a holiday program and party. Members are asked to bring in gloves or socks to be distributed to one of the charities that help people in need of assistance. Anyone is welcome at our meetings, but only Democrats can become members. For more information about our club or issues important to the Democratic Party, contact Decker-Noli at (928) 753-3237 or Democratic headquarters at (928) 753-3237.
Friday Afternoon Bridge Club: The winners on Nov. 22 were: first place, Coie O'Malley and Gladys Smith; second place, Gretchen Carpenter and Virginia Mead; and third place, John Goryl and Wolfgang Vorbau.
Friends of the Kingman Library: The Friends of the Kingman Library is sponsoring a book sale to benefit the Kingman Library. It will be held at the library at 3269 Burbank St. on Dec. 5, which is our preview sale for members only, but you can join the Friends on the spot and The Book Nook inside the library is open to the public); on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We have a huge selection of new and used hardbacks and paperback books, which includes fiction, nonfiction, reference, children's, young adults, adult large print plus audios and videos. The sale is held in the library program room and The Book Nook inside the library. There will be no outside sale this time due to cold weather. There will also be a raffle available.
Friends of Yucca Library: The Yucca Friends of the Library meetings are from 11 a.m. to noon the first Thursday of each month at the Fire Station. The Yucca Arts and Crafts Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7-8 at the Yucca Fire Department building on Frontage Road. Applications from vendors are now being accepted. For more information, call (408) 251-4256.
Good Sams Club, Mohave Roaming Sams Chapter: The Mohave Roaming Sams chapter members and friends met and camped at Blake Ranch RV Resort Nov. 18-21. We had 21 friends and RVers joining us at the campout, in our meeting and at our Thanksgiving celebration. A number of our members drove in and took advantage of the meeting room where we gathered for games and all of our meals. We do so enjoy playing friendly poker and Mexican Train dominoes. The weather was cool outside, so our room was nice and cozy. Our Thanksgiving ham was delicious along with all the tasty side dishes prepared by our accomplished chefs. We were honored to have Brian and Joy Tarrant invite their guests Derek and Iris to join us in celebrating an American holiday. Derek and Iris are from England and we gave them a good education about our favorite holiday. No one walked away hungry and we had loads of delicious leftovers for our "Must Go" meal on Wednesday. By the end of our campout, we'd eaten just about all the ham, green beans, blue cheese spring salad and sweet potato casserole we could handle. We are looking forward to our Christmas dinner, which will be in the Hualapais at the lodge. We have great plans for our camping year in 2014 and anticipate some really enjoyable outings in beautiful Arizona. If you enjoy RVing and being part of a congenial group, get in touch with us. We welcome visitors anytime to our activities. The Mohave Roaming Sams Chapter is a part of the International Good Sam Club and is dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of the RV lifestyle. If you are interested in finding out more about our chapter and our activities, contact Ellen Kiefer at (928) 757-5504.
Kingman Pinochle Club: The winners on Nov. 23 were: first, John Goryl; second, Keith Walker; and third, Rochelle Cosby. For more information, call Pat at (928) 718-1253.
Korean War Veterans Association of Mohave County: Join the KWVA of Mohave County for dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at VFW Post 10386, 3036 John L Ave. Our menu will be baked ham, scalloped potatoes, veggies, fresh green salad, rolls and dessert for a $7 donation; it is open to the public. All proceeds from our dinners go to help other veterans, memorials and the funding of our local scholarship program. Call (928) 757-7728 for more information.
VFW Post 10386: The Thanksgiving dinner is today from 1-5 p.m. There is no cost for this dinner; it is for members and guests only. There will be no carry-outs. The Men's Auxiliary hosts the dinner this Saturday from 5 to 6 p.m. The cost is $5, and the menu is turkey and ham with trimmings. We are located at 3036 John L. Ave. For more information, call (928) 757-9191.
Wednesday Party Bridge: The winners on Nov. 20 were: first place, Barry Pope; second place, Nelson Gaska; and third place, Rita Selk.
Whistle Stop Railroad Club: Club members are busy planning and preparing for a unique railroad-themed holiday display at the Kingman Railroad Museum. Trains will dominate the ornamentation, both inside and out, including the classic train-around-the-Christmas tree. An N-gauge model train, pulled by a steam locomotive, will travel through a snowy mountainous railroad layout. Decorations and lighting will be ready for museum visitors' enjoyment throughout the month of December. For the New Year, the club is developing a series of model railroading classes. These will span the full range of activities involved in creating a model railroad layout. This includes designing, building, wiring, landscaping and operation. These classes will be free to youth of all ages. The first session in the series will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 4 at the museum. More information will be available as it develops. The museum is located in the restored Santa Fe Depot, 402 Andy Devine Ave. For more information, call (928) 718-1440.