Category: April 2020

Medicare and Me: Social Distancing and Remote Enrollments

Leah Sugar Kari, certified medical representative and licensed insurance agent specializing in Medicare products We live in unprecedented times. Each hour brings vital news about the serious health situation in our world, our country, and our neighborhoods. As seniors coping with coronavirus (COVID-19), our daily lives have changed and health matters are of utmost importance. Yet, with every challenge…

April Gardening Lecture

Zann Wilson The Gardeners Exchange, in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners, invites you to attend Backyards Bats presented by Scott Richardson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist. He has responsibility over the previously endangered lesser long-nosed bat. The program will be held on Wed., April 15 in the Sol Ballroom, SaddleBrooke Ranch, at 1 p.m.…

A Gift of Education Changes Lives for Generations

Bonnie Westra contributed to the SBCO Scholarship Fund to help future generations obtain college educations.

Ron Andrea Bonnie Westra is one of several local residents who has contributed to the SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) Scholarship Endowment Fund. “I know from experience that education is a gift that keeps on giving,” said Bonnie. “I was a first-generation college student and didn’t have family role models to show me the benefits of…

Word of the Month: Pismire

David Zapatka Reader Diane DeCarlo writes, “I enjoyed your article in our January paper. I just wanted to share with you a favorite word of mine which is ‘pismere,’ another word for ‘ant.’ But I use the word for an annoying person.” Thank you for your suggestion, Diane. I discovered you’re not the only one…

Republican Women of Pinal County

Jo Ann Evans, first vice president The Republican Women of Pinal County will meet at 10 a.m. on April 17, in the Coyote Room of the SaddleBrooke Country Club. Tiffany Shedd, a primary candidate for U.S. House of Representatives District I, will speak. Tiffany is a strong advocate for rural communities and businesses. She is also…

Working Together for Our Students

Linda Lyon, president, Oracle School District Governing Board and John Tancock, board member, Oracle Schools Foundation If you live in a certain 300 square mile area surrounding Oracle, SaddleBrooke Ranch, SaddleBrooke, Oracle, and Eagle Crest Ranch, the Oracle Elementary School District (OSD) is your school district. Established in 1905, OSD offers preschool through 8th grade…

Health Fair 2020 Will Be October 24

Phyllis Ketring The upcoming SaddleBrooke Health Fair will be later than usual this year. Mark your calendars and remind your traveling friends and neighbors for the 2020 Health Fair on Oct. 24. This date change may allow more people to attend this always popular event. Volunteers are the heartbeat of the fair. If you want to…

Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries

Thor’s Hammer in mid-afternoon in Bryce Canyon National Park

Join the Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries Fall 2020 Tour Nancy McCluskey-Moore The three national parks clustered along US Route 89 in northern Arizona and southern Utah are the destinations for the Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries fall tour Oct. 16 through 23. On this guided bus tour, you can enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Grand…

Spanish Culture Club News

Gail Blizard Term for the day: el bién común (the common good) The COVID-19 virus is affecting all of us in large and small ways. So much that we take for granted is not currently available to us, from getting together with friends at a club to the more basic ability to find toilet paper. On the positive side,…