Category: Features

Number one health risk for pets – weight!

One of Rover’s Rest Stop’s kids!

Obesity is the number one health risk for pets in America! According to the 2015 Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 53 percent of dogs and 58 percent of cats in the United States are overweight or obese. Overweight or obese dogs and cats have an increased risk of diabetes, hypertension, shortened life expectancy, osteoarthritis, kidney…

In Passing

Bob Anderson Bobby Gene Anderson was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on September 19, 1925 to John Dennis and Katherine (Barnes) Anderson. He enlisted in the Navy in 1942, and served in the Pacific as a gunner, Seaman First Class, on the battleship USS South Dakota until WWII ended in 1945. In October 1945 he met…

A good man gone

Bob Hirt Going out for a “cup of joe” and a little exercise that morning, he hopped onto his bike and headed leisurely west on the heavily trafficked road. He knew it was going to be busy day with friends and neighbors in monitoring another tennis match. He loved that game with a passion that…

Communication Today

Q. – What does it mean when you say you have a genre-based HD line-up? Where do I find it? A. – Recently Orbitel arranged all of our 100 plus HD channels into groupings according to their genre. For example, all sports channels are grouped together, all kids’ channels are grouped together, all news channels…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook Since 2003, Remodeling Magazine has been annually gathering data of remodeling projects across the United States to generate national and regional remodeling cost averages with realtors’ input of the increase in home resale value average rate of return. This information is compiled and generates the Cost versus Value Report. It is valuable if you…

Ask Your Agents

Dear Tammy and Cheri, I’m starting to plan a trip for early next year and I may need to get my passport renewed. Also, my son was hoping to get more pages added to his passport as well. Could you please advise the best way to get this done? Sincerely, Katy Swanson Dear Katy, There…

The Hot Spot

Sun Lakes Fire District Troy Maloney (left) congratulates new Battalion Chief John McBride. McBride, who has been an acting battalion chief for the last several months, was promoted due to Battalion Chief Rob Helie’s promotion to Deputy Chief. Not pictured is newly promoted Battalion Chief Robert Olmsted. These promotions fill out the SLFD command structure. (Photo by LouAnn Sedgwick; caption by Brian Curry).

Sun Lakes resident Jerry Rex and his four year old grandson Brendan Rex visited Station One of the Sun Lakes Fire District to thank the crew of engine 231 and ambulance 231 who came to Brendan’s aid recently. Brendan was visiting his grandparents when he went into respiratory distress and the SLFD crew responded and…

Conservation Corner

Pauline Lee Did you know that nearly three billion people in the world still rely on wood, animal dung, crop waste, charcoal, or fossil fuels for cooking and boiling water? Yes, these are the women and girls in third world countries, the world’s poorest households where fuel is about 40 percent of these households’ budget.…