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




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 Changes

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 free!!!

The Stars of September are:

Singers: Francisca Gambino, Dennis Ortwein

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 Director

Sewer Project to Delay Traffic

Attention All Residents

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 Director


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.

Safety tip: 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 To Do.

by Ellen Greenspan/Link

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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