Category: October 2020

Card Making for Veterans

Pam Costner The Papercrafters are busy making thank you cards (about 260 cards) for the Arizona Veteran’s Hospital in Tucson. The facility holds about 200 patients and also has a community living center for about 60 residents. The staff will use these cards on Veterans Day to thank those individuals for their service. If you…

Bless the Pets Online Worship Scheduled for October 11

Ron Hunt Join us on Zoom with your pet in worship! Jesus told many parables utilizing everyday scenes of this blessed earth. Science has increasingly demonstrated the benefits of close relationships, including our animal friends. Genesis 1 is a beautiful origin story of God creating all that we see and declaring all creation as “very…

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party Planned

Dave Douglas Once again, Robson Ranch, along with Rock Springs Church will be participating in Operation Christmas Child’s world-wide packing of shoeboxes. The COVID-19 global pandemic has greatly impacted people all over the world. This year more than ever before, in these uncertain times, children need to know they are loved and not forgotten. Will…

Worship: Friendship Center and “Zoom” Technology

Ron Hunt Friendship Center, a Robson Ranch based inter-denominational church, has adapted well in times of COVID-19. Thanks to technology, we are still worshipping together with old friends and new on Zoom every Sunday, at 9 a.m. Mary Beth Smith, a worshipping member, said, “These past six months have been such a challenge for all…

Just the Facts, Ma’am (Do Your Homework)

Deborah Dorman As campaigns heat up this fall, the proliferation of false information will no doubt increase as well. Sometimes the false information comes from the campaigns themselves, but it is also generated by outside players seeking to disrupt the election or increase division. Often, misinformation is spread because it looks and sounds legitimate, agrees…

Fall into Fusing!

Wrapped gift bowl and snowman/snowwoman tray by Janet Vaupel

Doris Betuel Fall is here and fusing is in the air—glass fusing, that is. The Robson Ranch Fused Glass Club is buzzing with members making items, such as plates, platters, and art! Thanks to the generous gifts of two additional kilns from the HOA, we are now quickly completing projects. One emerging theme is: holiday.…

Relishing Pickleball: The Overhead Smash

David Zapatka When your opponent hits the ball high in the air, above your shoulders, think overhead smash! The smash is one of the most fun shots in all of pickleball. It ends rallies with an exclamation point. Execute this fun, rally-ending shot, using these seven steps. 1. Use many small steps to position your…

Softball Profile: Brad Payne

Ken Muhlbeier It is little wonder that Brad Payne is a lifetime St Louis Cardinal fan. Born in Olney, Ill., a little over 100 miles from St Louis, the youngster soon found his favorite player, Lou Brock, the long-time left fielder for the Red Birds. Although Lou hit left-handed, Brad fashioned his right-handed batting style…

Softball Practice and Evaluations Are on the Way

Bill Schaible It is that time of year again when activities around the Ranch begin to pick up. Softball is no exception. It has been a very hot summer to say the least, but we have managed to get practice in throughout the summer. With the COVID-19 virus still affecting our nation, it is uncertain if…