Category: August 2020

June PVLGA News

Christine Lecoutre This month’s hole-in-one was made by Christine Jones on hole number 4. Congratulations. Results for weekly play follow: June 2: Flight 1: 1st Bonnie Moore; 2nd Colleen Mitchell, Pat Tjosvold, and Dolores Allard; 5th Nancy Hermanson; 6th Val Verbeck and Mary Horn; Flight 2: 1st Denise Orthen and Linda Grendahl; 3rd Karen Bailey…

Softball Alternative to COVID

Rick "The Greyhound" Oien rounds second. Is he faster than Chuck "The Cheetah" Schaan? (Photo by Larry's Lensmen)

Larry Wolfe The term COVID has, unfortunately, entered the lexicon of our everyday language. It, of course, isn’t a “real word,” but a contraction for COrona VIrus Disease. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could substitute softball terms for C-O-V-I-D? How about this: The batter Crushed a long fly ball, hoping for a home run,…

Water in the Desert?

Ann Posiviata Yes, that’s right, it is monsoon season again. The desert is a very surprising and wondrous geographical location for weather—from the extreme temperatures of over 110 degrees in the Phoenix Valley to the freezing temperatures of 32 degrees in the depths of the Grand Canyon. Yet, nothing is more spectacular than an Arizona…

SLCC Results

Judy Wegener 6/2/20 Pink Ball +1 Net 1st Place (tie) Jan Cobb, Janice Dahl, Kerri Jerome, and Mary Eberle; Joyce Switzky, Linda Hillyard, and Betty Peer; Debbie Ebel, Nettie Dingler, Kiwi Munoz, and Lynda Smith 6/9/20 T&F Holes Flight 1: 1st Lynda Smith, 2nd Debra Emerick, 3rd (tie) Donna Smid, Judy Bray, and Betty Ulrich;…

June PVLGA News

Christine Lecoutre This month’s hole-in-one was made by Christine Jones on hole number 4. Congratulations. Results for weekly play follow: June 2: Flight 1: 1st Bonnie Moore; 2nd Colleen Mitchell, Pat Tjosvold, and Dolores Allard; 5th Nancy Hermanson; 6th Val Verbeck and Mary Horn; Flight 2: 1st Denise Orthen and Linda Grendahl; 3rd Karen Bailey…

What Is Dry Heat?

Dale Fanzo Living in the desert one must adjust, The sun rises early and then goes down at dusk. The thermometer can reach as high as one hundred fifteen, The asphalt can skillet my eggs and bacon that is lean. Humidity can go as low as one percent, My sandals will melt on the scorching…

Sun Lakes Hiking Club: Snake Smarts

Warren Wasescha As a hiker during warmer months, can you ever not think about rattlesnakes on the trail? Same here, so I found a great article from Associate Professor Dale DeNardo of the Arizona State University School of Life Sciences, who studies rattlesnakes. Here in part is what he had to say about snakes and hiking: Q:…

Korean War Veterans Update

Leon “Skip” Johnson The Korean War Veterans is an organization made up of veterans of the Korean War and others who have an interest in helping the causes of the many who are in need of help for themselves, friends, or family members who require support. It is not a requirement to be a Korean…

The Desert Navy Club

Richard Volpe With the coronavirus still being a major part of our lives these days, the situation still remains pretty much the same. The best advice we can offer at present is to always be aware of your surroundings and follow all the guidelines given to us pertaining to masks, social distancing, and the 20-second…