Category: March 2019

Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch

Mary Parks’ gourd art won the Best of the Intermediate Division.

Diane Wimmer The Wuertz Gourd Farm Festival took place February 8-10, 2019, at the Pinal County Fairgrounds in Casa Grande. Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch Members were well represented in the Arizona Gourd Society Competition and brought home a number of ribbons for their gourd art: Novice: Karen Wollscheid 1st (Mask) Intermediate: Mary Park…

OLGA news

Thomas O’Donohue, Mary Dyrseth, Debbie Horner, Spencer Snyder

Carol Smith We had a very successful charity tournament. We raised $2,370 for the Fire Department. Thomas O’Donohue, Assistant Fire Marshal, and Spencer Snyder, Battalion Chief, received the check. They told us about all the new happenings at the Fire Department and answered our questions – very helpful. The winners of the charity event were…

Life’s eternal gardener

  Jean Newell, Associate Pastor, Sun Lakes United Methodist Church “Spring is sprung; the grass is rizz! I wonder where them birdies is?” So says Winnie-the-Pooh, a fictional character created by A. A. Milne. I love to hear birds sing, but what I don’t love about spring is weeds! My front yard is all rocks,…

The Strike Zone

  Guys and Dolls Karen Sowney 12/10. Men – Scratch Game: Ed Dean 200, Doc Heckler 200; Scratch Series: Dave Tharp 504, John Greenwood 501; Women – Scratch Game: Joyce Recupido 199, Yvette Morin 172; Scratch Series: Yvette Morin 483; Claudia Rapaelian 459 12/17. Men – Scratch Game: Joe Igelmund 244, Ralph Harper 237; Scratch…

P.E.O. awards grants to university students

Geri Hall from P.E.O. Chapter DD, Sun Lakes, presents PCE grant recipient Melissa Leffler (with daughter “Izzy”) with the P.E.O International Grant Award for Continuing Education.

Rebecca Paschal P.E.O. is an international philanthropic and educational organization that promotes increased educational opportunities for women through a variety of projects, including scholarships, grants, awards and loans. One of their many projects is the PCE program for Continuing Education. This program awards needs-based grants to women whose education has been interrupted and who find…