Category: August 2018

Alzheimer’s, memory loss and confusion

  Terry Price In the earlier stages, memory loss and confusion may be mild. The person with dementia may be aware of and frustrated by the changes taking place such as difficulty recalling recent events, making decisions or processing what was said by others. In the later stages, memory loss becomes far more severe. A…

Relishing Pickleball

David Zapatka, USAPA rating committee member Reader, friend, fellow Robson resident and Cottonwood Pickleball President Irene D’Alosio asked questions about balls, paddles and club policies. Since these questions seem to be on the minds of residents, I’m sharing them with our Relishing Pickleball audience. Many people have been under the impression that the USAPA/IFP list…

Word of the Month: Synesthesia

David Zapatka Reading about cognition and perception recently, I was introduced to the word “synesthesia” which is this month’s WOTM. Synesthesia – noun syn·es·the·sia \ si-nəs-ˈthē-zh(ē-)ə \ 1. a concomitant sensation: especially a subjective sensation or image of a sense (as of color) other than the one (as of sound) being stimulated. 2. the condition…

From Robson Ranch Men’s Club

Mona Rod and Gloria Lamere We have another hole-in-one winner! On June 6 Mike Hart hit his second hole-in-one during a Men’s Club match. The momentous occasion occurred at the Robson Ranch course on hole number 3 (Buttes), 135 yards. The “weapon” of choice was a 5-iron. Congratulations, Mike!

Your 2018 Election Guide

  Election Dates: Primary Election: August 28, 2018 General Election: November 6, 2018 Voter Registration Deadline: Primary Election: July 30, 2018 (passed) General Election: October 8, 2018 Primary Election Candidates Mayor: Joel G. Belloc; JoAnne “Josephine” Galindo Councilmember: Jose Garcia, Lynnette Longoria “Cariño,” George Reuter, Andrew Rodriguez Proposition in the Primary Election Extension of the…

Why do grown men (and women) play with toy cars?

Butch Spiller Come by the Robson Ranch RC Park on Tuesday and Thursday morning and find out that: The RC Cars are very similar to real cars. They have motors driven by rechargeable batteries. They have transmissions, differentials, adjustable suspension and many other components of your family car. They can go up to speeds of…

What you need to know about snakes – keeping your pet safe

  Summer is here, and the chance of encountering a snake rises. The summer heat fosters conditions that snakes love. Dry, arid conditions allow snakes to thrive and/or drive them into the comfort of your yard or home. Most snakes that have been found in our populated neighborhoods have been carried in under cars and…