More than nine of every 10 calls received daily, averaged by the Sun Lakes Fire Department, are for medical emergencies. Totaling 3,500 calls annually, only about 150 responses are for fires. Currently, the Fire Department is offering a medical flash drive program to improve the efficiency of medical care received by patients.
Chosen to benefit from this year’s Cottonwood Lady Niners’ Member-Guest Tournament March 10, the local Fire Department will receive all proceeds. Chairing the event is Dixie McQuaid who urges lady golfers to sign up for the fun event. There will be a luncheon, nine holes of golf, silent auction and door prizes, all for $25.
The Sun Lakes Fire District was formed in July 1975 by community residents with the help of developer E. J. Robson. It was an all-volunteer organization until 1987. Today, there are two stations, two fire engines staffed with five personnel and two ambulances staffed with 48 emergency response personnel, 24/7, serving 6.75 square miles, including areas adjacent to Sun Lakes.
Furthermore: Cottonwood’s Lady Niners’ duo Eden Carter and Rachelle Wilson won second place in the 2015 AWGA State Medallion Club Team Tournament January 17 at PebbleCreek Golf Resort. Their second place finish was in the Gold Flight and their score of 76 also placed third in the overall tournament.
In weekly January golf action, winners were as follows:
1/07. Golf cancelled due to rain
1/14. Select-A-Drive – Flight 1: 1st Barb Schmoekel, 2nd Denise Devereaux, 3rd Judy Conaway and Lila Ritchie (tie); Flight 2: 1st Lane Kemp and Rachelle Wilson (tie), 2nd Judy Howell, 3rd Anita Hopkins and Judy Whitney (tie); Flight 3: 1st Dixie McQuaid, 2nd Shirley Trusal, 3rd Cathy Kinnick; 62 members and guests played
1/21. Low Net – Flight 1: 1st Marlene Knightly, 2nd Dee Monsonis and Lynn Tanner (tie), 3rd Nancy Gehlbach and Lavonne Holmes (tie); Flight 2: 1st Diane Hill, 2nd Leslie Swan, 3rd Anita Hopkins and Jerry Jordan (tie); Flight 3: 1st Kay Newton and Judy Wolfstich (tie), 2nd Diana DePree and Cathy Kinnick (tie), 3rd Betty Beard; 64 members and guests played
1/28. Eclectic, first round, scores not released