Category: Community News

Cards and Friends

Carol Dawley It started out with a purpose in mind: To play cards and a new friend to find. Strangers seeking Arizona’s warmth and sun Snowbirds who want to relax and have some fun. Card players wanted—come and gather here. A pleasurable pastime—nothing to fear. Seeking fellowship? What do you play? Bridge, cribbage, canasta? Have…

Crystal Cards for Fall

Bobbie Reed Even though the temperatures still feel like summer, it is not too soon to be thinking of fall holidays. Crystal Cards has lots of wonderful cards for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. These holiday cards are available, along with many other kinds of cards (like birthday, anniversary, get well, and thinking of you), through…

When Trouble Comes

Dr. Marc Drake, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Sun Lakes Consider this question: What is the greatest evil ever carried out in history? Throughout the centuries, there have been many genocidal schemes perpetuated on humans. We often stand aghast at such historical atrocities, as well as at current ones like sex trafficking and acts of…

Local Author Publishes New Book, Love at the Ranch

Sandra Givens, Sun Lakes resident and author, has just released her latest book Love at the Ranch, available on Amazon. This story follows the characters Cassandra Markham and Jake “Running Horse” Kelly. When they first met, Cassandra was married to a tyrant. Following his death, the two reconnected, but will Cassie’s troubled past prevent future…

Mark Your Calendar For Two Upcoming Blood Drives

Dean Athmer As a vital part of our community, the Sun Lakes Sheriff’s Posse continues to host Red Cross Blood Drives to supplement the dangerously-low levels of blood in the current supply inventories. The next blood drive will be on Thursday, Sept. 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Sun Lakes Sheriff’s Posse…

I Joined the Club

Becky Kueker I have always believed in intuition and never more than on Jan. 19, 2021. A day I will remember forever. Suddenly awake, covered with sweat, tears running down my cheeks, it was 2 a.m. I had dreamed that I had breast cancer and I was going to die. It was as if I…

Join Us For A ‘Salute to the Rat Pack’ September 19

John Yu This season our Sunday venue at Cottonwood will salute everything “nostalgic.” On Sept. 19 our season begins with the salute to the “Sultan of Swoon” or “Old Blue Eyes,” the leader of the Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, and his sidekick Dean. For 33 years, our bands have always been easy to listen to,…

All in the Family: ASU Short Stop Drafted by the Oakland A’s

Shirley Vivone I want to share the best thing ever that happened in our family this week. My grandson, ASU’s shortstop Drew Swift, was picked up by the Oakland A’s baseball team in the 2021 MLB Draft in the eighth round—pretty impressive. Drew went to Hamilton High, played shortstop, and won several awards throughout his…

Word of the Month: Percipient

David Zapatka Friend, fellow bridge enthusiast and reader, Maria Davis, wrote, “I enjoyed your article on thraldom. It’s easier to spot the etymology when the alternative spelling thralldom is used. I have seen thrall and enthralled but thral(l)dom is a word that I had not encountered previously. I came across an interesting word today—percipient. It…