Category: May 2021

Sun Lakes Model Airplane Club Hosts IMAC Aerobatic Competition

Typical airplane flown at the Cactus Classic at the Southwest Regional Competition

Ron Wasko, Secretary On March 27 and 28, 2021, the Sun Lakes Model Airplane Club (SLMAC) hosted the Cactus Classic at Felix Ranch. This is a Southwest Region competition for the International Miniature Aerobatic Club (IMAC), and pilots from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Texas participated in this two-day competition. IMAC airplanes are models of full-size…

OLGA Golf News

Eun Yoon, OLGA Low Net Champion

Kathy Burns March was a busy month for the Oakwood Ladies Golf Association (OLGA) with the Member/Guest happening on March 9, and the 2021 OLGA Cup on March 16 and 23. Winners in the Member Guest for Flight 1 were Anne Annis/Mary Gruman; Flight 2: Dolly Eide/Dani Peri; Flight 3: Barb Anderson/Martha Oswalt; Flight 4:…

Hearing Loss Association Presents Guest Speaker

Liz Booth The Sun Lakes chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America invites you to Zoom with us on Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to noon. Our guest speaker will be Matt Goncalves, Marketing Director for Innocaption. He will share the latest information about the Innocaption app for your smartphone. This is a…

Beat the Heat

Marilu Trainor Multiple organizations, including the National Weather Service, Arizona Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control, have posted some important summer heat tips on their sites to help you keep your cool this summer. Why are Older Adults More Vulnerable? The CDC states older adults, those aged 65 and older, are particularly…

Volunteer Fire Corps Returning to Service

Pictured is Fire Corps member Nancy Roberts completing a lockbox for a Sun Lakes homeowner. AFMA’s Asst. Fire Marshal John Teixeira said, "We are enthused to have our volunteers back.” (Photo by Brian Curry)

Brian Curry The Arizona Fire & Medical Authority (AFMA) announced that their volunteer Fire Corps members in Sun Lakes have started returning to service to support the community in safe ways post-COVID-19. Those who have been fully vaccinated are doing activities that maintain social distancing, such as lockboxes and business inspections.

Summer Address Delivery Notice

Elizabeth Maddox, Editorial Assistant Are you going away for the summer for two months or longer and want to have your newspaper forwarded? Don’t forget to notify us! Utilize our handy online form at sunlakessplash.com/change-address or give us a call at 480-895-4216. There is no charge for forwarding delivery. Thank you and safe travels!

Reflexology: Listen to Your Feet!

Kathleen Ismael, Hand ‘n’ Foot Reflexology You’ve heard someone say, “My dogs are barkin’,” and they were not talking about their canine kids! Your feet have a lot to say about your health. Sometimes you hear them say, “Get off of me.” They bear your weight, keep you balanced, and go wherever you send them.…

Ironwood Niners Prepare for a New Season

The ladies in the photo represent four elected executive board members and 10 appointed standing chairpersons. Back row: Deb Burns, Vicki Mendenhall, Deborah Greenwood, Suevonne Negaard, Rachel Enloe, Beth Zdeblick, Janis Gustafson; front row: Carol Knack, Ann Gavins, President Judy Thompson, Deb Poropat, Holly Toms, Shirley Moore, and Lynn Matassarin (absent)

Suevonne Negaard Teamwork Important for Ironwood Niners Board of Directors. As the temps climb and Sun Lakers are called to cooler places, the golf leagues make changes, too! President Judy Thompson states, “The league is only as strong as the board members and appointed chairpersons who are working together. I appreciate my team.” Happy Birthday, Margaret. The…

Canadian Snowbirds Prove Very Special

Penny Petersen Rae and Bob Lewis have been regular Canadian snowbirds in Sun Lakes for 24 years. They call Arizona “home” for five months. The rest of the year, they reside and farm in Imperial, Saskatchewan. How they found Sun Lakes is a riot. They had been renting and had thought about buying, but never…