Category: June 2020

In Passing

Jim Bargioni

Jim Bargioni Jim Bargioni, 84 years of age, was a resident of Sun Lakes and Sedona. He passed away April 5, 2020, in Sedona, from congestive heart failure. Jim was born in San Francisco, Calif., to Fred and Caroline Bargioni and was raised in a loving home, along with his sister Marie. Jim developed an…

Sun Lakes Garden Club

Starla Kramer The Sun Lakes Garden Club meets all year on the third Tuesday of the month. Members are all staying connected through monthly Zoom computer meetings, virtual field trips, and a 10-page monthly newsletter with photos of members’ gardens and activities. The May meeting was a videotaped private tour of Moon Valley Nursery by…

Congratulations, Dwaine and Marlene!

Dwaine and Marlene Hinkle

Dwaine and Marlene Hinkle will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 12, 2020. They met in junior high in Ogallala, Neb. They dated through high school and Dwaine’s four years at Doane College in eastern Nebraska. After graduation, Dwaine went to work for Allstate Insurance in Denver, first as an underwriter and then in sales.…

Piles of Stones

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes As I write these words, restrictions due to the global pandemic are being gradually lifted in some places but, of course, we do not know what to expect in the months and even years to come. But Christians do not have to go into panic…

New Patrol Manager Brings Extensive Experience

Shirley Pierini, the new patrol manager for Cottonwood/Palo Verde

Penny Peterson Shirley Pierini came to Sun Lakes in 2016 after a long career in police work and private security. She was recently named Patrol manager for HOA  2, Cottonwood/Palo Verde. She fell in love with police work when she joined the Bellview, Wash., Police Department in 1969. “Once you experience it, it’s in your…

Apple Club News

Gary Bross The Sun Lakes Apple Club is alive and anxious for new meeting and classroom guidelines to be established. We have plans for both roundtable discussions and for classroom topics focusing on genealogy, library applications, and much more. In addition, the specialized Apple Store lineup of classes for our club includes classes on video…

The “Magic of Raymond Show” Returns

Ray Texeira Last year, “The Magic of Raymond” charity show raised thousands of dollars, and I am excited to announce that the team is back together to do another charity show this November. Hopefully, by then, we all can get back together and have some fun. Members of the production team are “virtually” building props,…

JWV Post 619 Helps Veterans Despite Social Distancing

George Stahl In line with social distancing and other common-sense guidelines concerning the struggle with COVID-19, the Sun Lakes Jewish War Veterans Post 619 has suspended their monthly meetings at the Sun Lakes Country Club’s Mirror Room until fall. Despite not being able to gather as a group to help the area’s veterans, Post 619…