Category: August 2016

Sun Lakes Writers’ Goup

Positive Barbara Schwartz It was 1963 when Judith discovered herself. Judith – or Judi as we called her – was a junior in high school trying to figure out who she was, where she was going and what was going on in her world. She was, as are most teenagers, sort of self absorbed and…

ILGA summer news

The June Riggs Road League winners are Pat Schultz and Carol Ruff, both from Palo Verde. Congratulations to Diane Grosse from Sun Lakes, who had a hole in one! And on the right is Elaine Osborn from Ironwood.

The brave ladies of summer continue to show up at Oakwood on Tuesdays to play golf while the Ironwood course is being made more beautiful. Kudos to all of you! The next Riggs Road league is scheduled for September 13 at Sun Lakes. As usual, please check the website at ironwoodladies.info for particulars. Happy travels…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook Home remodeling is primarily an investment in one’s quality of life, and a monetary one as well. A savvy homeowner thinks long term, including aging in place and green remodeling elements that will save money as well as make for a healthier home environment. By specifying products that will save on energy and…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

Sleigh Ride Bob Hirt I was coming home from an early morning call from Amos Miller’s place after checking out a goat that had lost a lot of blood on a barb wire fence that he managed to get snared around his back leg. He helped me to restrain the animal, clean the wound out…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Have you always had a desire to write? Would you like to try your hand at writing? Would you like to leave personal stories to your children and grandchildren? Examples: How you met your husband/wife? What you remember about your first date? Thoughts about your high school graduation? Now that you are retired, how do…

Low Vision Support Group

The Low Vision Support Group will meet again on Wednesday morning, August 10 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the first floor Card Room of the Renaissance retirement community. The concerns of the group about low vision and blindness help to determine the discussion topics. For more information you can call Linda Horton at 480-883-6369.

Spanish Conversation Group

Dianne Zimmerman The Advanced Spanish Conversation Group continues to meet every Wednesday throughout the summer and we encourage new participants. If you studied Spanish in the past, lived in a Spanish speaking country, spoke Spanish at home while growing up, or have graduated from an intermediate Spanish class, this is the group for you. We…

New Frontiers in Learning open house

Caroline Cline You may have a desire to learn new things and meet new people! New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning, a peer-led, self-directed organization of over 300 members operating under the auspices of Mesa Community College, may be just what you are looking for. Opportunities for intellectual and cultural growth happen by joining interactive study…

Softball player profile: Jim Leckner

Larry Wolfe A native of Miller, South Dakota (a small town in the east-central part of the state), Jim Leckner spent many days working on his grandparents’ farm as a youngster. He was on Miller High’s baseball and wrestling teams and was a member of the Rustlers’ state champion boxing squad. Jim actually made the…

PVLGA news and views

Susan Lamb, summer league Chairperson

Janet Baron, Publicity Chairman 6/07. Our debilitating temperatures this month have caused us to increase our consumption of water and other liquids. A record 115 degrees was tolerated except for several days causing many golfers to abandon their Tuesday golfing. The results of the O-N-E-S Tournament are as follows: 1st Jan Nelson and Paula Elbery,…