Category: March 2018

Sun Lakes has had an unusual visitor

  Gene Lariviere and Conrad LaRiviere A white pelican appeared on Diamond Lake in Oakwood for two days around Christmas. He returned in mid-January for about five days. This time, we were able to get binoculars and see that he had large green tags with 0C6 on them. A search of the web led to…

Sisterhood meeting notice

  Esther Spear The Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Sisterhood’s annual Card Party fundraiser was a huge success. Almost 200 people played their favorite games, including mah jongg, bridge, canasta and Scrabble. The buffet lunch was delicious, the bake sale sold out and more than 50 people won beautiful gift baskets and restaurant gift certificates. The…

Mosaic class in Oakwood

  Janet Hayes and Sandy Holmes The class will be taught by David Jarvinen. David is a mosaic artist and teacher. He teaches mosaic art in fun and engaging environments, focusing on technique and project-based classes geared to all levels of crafters. Garden Tower – Mixed Media Wednesdays, March 28 and April 4: Two sessions…

Arizona 2-Step dance lessons

  Karen Jankovich Want some fun, good company and to learn Arizona 2-Step dancing? Come join us for lessons in March 2018. Interest is strong, and it’s first come, so sign up soon! Don’t wait, as spots are going fast. Arizona 2-Step dance lessons are held at the Sun Lakes Country Club Mirror Room at…

The Spirit of Don Nue remains in Sun Lakes

  Bob Hirt Don Neu, a kid from Idaho Falls, Idaho, made up for lost time when his family moved their dairy farm operation to Lodi, California. One of seven children, Don probably had no idea he was a natural athlete until he started university at Cal Tech, Berkeley. As a high school sophomore, he…

Softball Player Profile: Gordon “Gordy” Hannaford

  Larry Wolfe Gordon “Gordy” Hannaford is the son of a military man, so his family moved around a lot when he was a kid; however, he considers Bellevue, Nebraska, his hometown since that’s where he went to junior and senior high school. He was on the Chieftains’ wrestling team and later was on the…

IronOaks Breakers Billiard League 8 Ball results

  Larry Stadler The Breakers 8 Ball Handicap Tournament ended on February 10, 2018. thirty-two members who participated divided into four pockets of eight players each. The four pocket winners were as follows: Pocket #1: Tom Ritter, first; Mike Buscaglia and Charlie Nerko, tied for second; Pocket #2: Joe Petkus, first; Willie Forster and Larry…

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation news

  Doris Codkind, Publicity Friday, February 9, was a very special service as we honored our Adult B’not Mitzvah Class. These ladies worked hard to achieve their goal and participated in a beautiful Shabbat services with many family and friends in attendance. The Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation is proud to offer Bar and Bat Mitzvah…

State Parties

  Dakotas – March 15 Steve Perkins North Dakotans and South Dakotans and friends from Sun Lakes and surrounding areas are all invited to the annual North and South Dakota Party held at Palo Verde Country Club on Thursday, March 15. It is a more casual format this year. We have an event sponsor, Dakota-based…