Category: Features

Outstanding Rotary speakers for March

Steve Irvin

Norm Noble On the morning of Tuesday, March 5, Steve Irvin, News Anchor for Channel ABC-15, will present what it’s like to work in a hectic, major TV newsroom. Steve is an Emmy-award-winning journalist and anchor of ABC-15 News. He joined ABC-15 News in 2002 as morning anchor/reporter. Steve grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, and graduated…

Spotlight On Advertiser: DBK Bookkeeping

  We’re off to see the New Tax Reform laws… oh my… Stock Gains and 1099s and Deductions… oh my… Wow… today’s new tax reform law is very complicated, and filing a relatively simple return can be confusing. It may just be too easy to make major mistakes and overlook deductions and tax credits to…

A hiker’s dream – The McDowell Sonoran Preserve

SLHC hikers at Lost Dog Wash and Ringtail Loop

Judith Kuse Those of us who live in the Sun Lakes communities are fortunate to be within driving distance of The McDowell Sonoran Preserve, one of the nation’s largest urban preserves and a hiker’s paradise. What was dedicated in 1994 as a five-square-mile sanctuary of Sonoran Desert flora and fauna has become a 47-square-mile recreational…

DAR awards Founders Medal

Left to right: Carole Jones, Special Committee Chair, and Diane Middents

Toni Bolling Lutter At its January 2019 general meeting, Gila Butte Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), awarded the Society’s Ellen Hardin Walworth Medal for Patriotism to Diane Middents. The medal was presented by Carole Jones, Special Committee Chair. Each of DAR’s four Founders Medals honors an individual 21 years or older who has…

Helicopter gunner in Vietnam briefs Aero Club gathering

Sun Lakes Aero Club members and guests heard about Ralph Abernathy’s experience flying 700 combat hours as a scout door gunner in Vietnam on January 21 at the Sun Lakes Country Club. He is shown here with Cannon Hill, club president (left). Photo by J.R. Scheidereiter

Gary Vacin “Find the enemy and engage them.” That’s how Sun Lakes resident George Abernathy described his missions as a helicopter door gunner in Vietnam during a presentation to the Sun Lakes Aero Club gathering January 21 at the Sun Lakes Country Club. More than 80 club members and guests attended. Abernathy flew with Apache…

Line Dancing with Judee

  The current year-round line dancers who’ve been with me for years, the new year-round dancers, plus the “coming back” dancers, aka “snowbirds” for years have always been appreciated. Even more so with my “new hiccup.” It (the hiccup) can be called several things besides “annoying” and “a little painful.” “Bad bones” and “old age”…

Free Real Estate Seminar

  FREE Real Estate Seminars will be presented by Realtor Kathy Heinemann. Local professionals in real estate, lending, title and inspection services will present and answer your questions. Home Buyers – March 5 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at Oakwood Clubhouse, Bradford Room We will cover topics such as: What to look for when buying…

Healing with essential oils

  The next oil sharing will be on March 6, the first Wednesday, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. In March, we are making two blends: 1) for the rejuvenation of the facial muscles and diminishing wrinkles, and 2) for memory. As we age, the renewal of each cell slows down. The body is not quickly…

Unassisted

  Roy Parfitt My grandmother came out to the front porch and told me to wash my hands, supper was ready. I told her they weren’t dirty and ran passed her into the house. She caught up with me, slapped my bottom and said, “Wash your hands or no supper.” That is my first memory.…