MENíS SOFTBALL CLUB WELCOMES BACK THE LADIES
The Sun City Menís Softball Club is pleased
to host the Las Vegas Senior Softball
Association (LVSSA) and Senior Softball-USA
World Masters Championships on Friday,
September 26, and Saturday, September 27, to
the Pinnacle softball field (2215 Thomas
Ryan Blvd.). The games will begin at 8:30
a.m. and run into the late afternoon each
day. The Menís Softball Club will welcome
the womenís 40-year-old-plus major master
teams from all over the country. The ladies
provide a great look at the way softball
should be played. Come out and enjoy these
teams and take in some exciting action,
while also supporting your Sun City Menís
Softball Club. There will be refreshments
available for purchase.
~ Story by Ed McKeown, Menís Softball
Club/photos by Jack Eberhard, SSUSA
THIS WEEK IN SUN CITY
AARP Driver Safety Program
The AARP driver safety class
originally scheduled for Wednesday, September 24, 5:30 p.m. has
been changed to Wednesday, September 17. The class time and
location remains the same, 5:30 p.m. at Desert Vista. Please
register at the Desert Vista Social Monitorís station. Class fee
is $15 AARP members; $20 non-members, payable by check to AARP.
Attention History Buffs!
The History Channel is looking for
Las Vegas Adults age 55 and over to Audition for a new Game show
on the History Channel. For more information and to set up an
interview/audition time, call Jeffrey Marks at 213-477-1084.
Poker Club Date
The Poker Club sessions for October
have changed to October 11 and 18. Any questions, please call
Jean Modes at 363-1939.
Starbright Theatre, Tuesday,
September 23, 2014
Come and enjoy a great show at the
Starbright Theater. Bring your friends and relatives. Itís
The Stars of September are:
Singers: Francisca Gambino,
Dancers: Sun City Belly
Dancers, Tapettes, The Starburst Dancers
De Carney, Jo Ann Hess, Mary Lee, and Sandy Beirle
Specialty: Sandy Beirle Ė
Pantomime, Nathan Ohlandorf Ė Piano, The Parkers
The show is FREE - no charge
for seats no tickets
needed - no reserved seats - walk in and sit anywhere.
Doors open at 3:00 p.m. - show starts at 3:30 p.m.
We are always in need of more talent. If you would like to
perform in a future
Talent Show, please call Ruth Cuti at 702-546-5465 or email
Keep in mind that we book 3 months ahead.
The Green Belts on Palm Valley Golf Course are Turning Brown
Palm Valley Golf Course has lost 25%
of its water pumping capacity. A huge pump cracked last week and
it cannot be replaced until 8/10. As a result, in order to keep
the remaining pumps from over-working and breaking, we have had
to stop watering the greenbelts and they will be entirely brown
for the rest of the summer. They will come back next year, but
we cannot possibly undo the damage without massive amounts of
water and due to the drought, that makes no sense. We are sorry
the pump broke and the greenbelts had to be sacrificed, but as
it is, the remaining pumps are over heating now 2 to 3 times a
night just trying to not lose the golf course. You will see
staff on Palm Valley at all times of the night during the next
several days. Hope for rain Ė gentle rain!
~ Sue Papilion, Interim Executive
Sewer Project to Delay Traffic
Starting August 4, the city of Las
Vegas will start an 11-month sewer project. It will start at the
intersection of Lake Mead and Rampart boulevards, where there
will be severe lane restrictions for six weeks. After that
phase, the east side of Rampart Boulevard will be closed in
sections for three months at a time for a period of nine month.
This means that only the west side of Rampart Boulevard will be
in use for both north- and south-bound traffic. It would be best
if Sun City residents use alternative routes whenever possible.
You will be updated as more information becomes available.
~ Sue Papilion, Interim Executive
It Is Not Necessary to Open
Your Front Door, Any Time
Brian Dodd, Chief, Sun City Summerlin Security Patrol
Longtime Watch Commander and
Security Patrol Driver Jim Maher counsels residents that it is
unnecessary, even unwise, to open your front door to anyone who
knocks on the door or rings your doorbell especially after dark.
Unless you know who is there, if you have an outside security
door, talk through it. If you do not have a security door, it is
unnecessary to open anything. If you talk through a closed door,
you should be heard by anyone on the other side
If you are awakened by a
Security Patrol driver alerting you to an open garage door, or a
flashing emergency light, he or she will be clearly
recognizable. Through your front window you should identify a
uniformed patrol officer with a badge. The Patrol car with its
rotating bright amber lights should be easily visible in front
of your home. Jim Maher emphasizes that you will not offend the
patrol officer if you do not open your door. He or she is
interested only in checking on your welfare, or letting you know
that something might be amiss at your home.
A door peephole costs around $10 and can be installed at any
level on the front door..
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At Long Last, It Is Time To Go Back To School. And I Donít Have Anything
My youngest grandchild
has started his senior year of high school and I have cause to
celebrate: I just bought my last backpack.
I have progressed through a wide array of backpacks; ask me anything
about them. We began in grade school wearing backpacks adorned
with super heroes and cartoon characters. A few years later,
basic drab was chic. The rule was to blend in with everyone
else. Be invisible, donít wear anything that may cause one to
look different, or stand apart from the other kids in any way.
Drab grey, brown, or dark blue backpack designs continued for
many years. By middle school, backpacks changed slightly as
special secure pockets were added to hold kidsí cell phones and
ear buds. By high school, the most coveted backpacks were those
with distinguished labels. Status was becoming important. And
backpacks are not worn on oneís back, any more. ĒNo one does
that, grandma, we just carry them.Ē
No more teachers, no more books, no more grandkids dirty looks.
The dirty looks accompanied such sinful behavior as wearing a hoodie over
my flannel pajamas while driving grandchildren to school. About
half a block from the school yard, my granddaughter would
tactfully say, ďYou can let me out here, grandma, Iíll walk the
rest of the way.Ē I knew her greatest fear was that I might
actually get out of the car, kiss her, and tell her to have a
wonderful day Ė in front everyone.
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