Category: January 2022

Material Girls Club Notice

Quilt winner Sharon Kasper (left) with Susie Klopp (right) holding the quilt.

Patty LaCroix Congratulations to Sharon Kasper, who won the 2021 raffle quilt. This is such a unique quilt, so we hope Sharon will enjoy it for years to come. The 2022 quilt will be raffled in December of this year. More details will follow in the coming months about how you can purchase your tickets.…

Ladies Social Club Luncheon Highlights

Raffle winners Bonnie Kollmann, Victoria Kunges, and Helen Frazey

Nora Shelton The Robson Ranch Arizona Ladies Social Club held their luncheon on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Our guest speaker was Susan Walker, president of the Robson Ranch Gourd Club. She shared information about the club, answered questions, and had some of the members show off their creations. It was very impressive seeing all of…

This ’55 Chevy Pickup Has Never Left Eloy

Sharon and Richard Horton with their 1955 Chevrolet Cameo pickup.

Bob Kehoe I’ve always maintained that every vintage car or truck has at least one amazing story to tell—if they could only talk. Such is the case when Robson Ranch residents Sharon and Richard Horton share the amazing history of their 1955 Chevrolet Cameo pickup. Richard has known the truck since it was brand-new, and…

Softball Profile: Barry Christensen

Barry Christensen

Ken Muhlbeier Growing up in Marion, Iowa, Barry Christensen became accustomed to being an underdog. Usually the youngest and often the smallest kid in his baseball-oriented neighborhood, Barry was delighted to be included in the games and thrilled just to get on base. Muddy fields and a creek that marked the home run distance made lasting memories…

Diana Madaras Paints the Saguaro

Color of Love by Diana Madaras

Visit the Madaras Gallery Jan. 1 through 31 for Diana Madaras Paints the Saguaro. Madaras is known for her colorful depictions of the Sonoran Desert landscape. In this collection of saguaro “portraits,” Diana captures the animated spirit of Tucson’s favorite native cactus. Madaras Gallery is located at 3035 N. Swan Road, and is open seven days a…

What Is Watercolor Painting?

Deborah Dougless Watercolor painting is the process of painting with pigments that are mixed with water. Of all the painting processes, watercolor art is all about thin washes and transparent color. Traditionally, watercolor artists work on paper. Oftentimes, the white of the painting surface will show through and lend itself to the glow of the…

The Roving Ranchers Go to the Goats!

Roving Ranchers at Toggenburg Goat Farm

The Roving Ranchers went to the Toggenburg Goat Farm in Florence, Ariz., on Dec. 8 (www.toggenburggoatsaz.com). The farm is home to more than 40 goats and provides goat milk products to the local community and visitors. The Eatons, who run the farm, bought the property six years ago. The Ranchers received a tour of the…

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party Success!

Dave Douglas and John Lewis

This year’s Operation Christmas Child (OCC) shoebox packing party was a great success. More than 100 volunteers from the Robson community participated in packing a record 3,047 boxes. That means, thanks to your generous gifts of time and funds, thousands of children will receive a shoebox filled with toys, games, hygiene items, and school supplies. The…

Paper Crafting Donates Cards

Jaine Toth The Robson Ranch Paper Crafting Club closed out their charity projects for 2021 with card donations to two veterans’ organizations. Two hundred and sixty fall and Thanksgiving cards were delivered by Pat Serveiss on Nov. 9 to the Arizona Veterans Hospital in Tucson. VA volunteer Jason Hastings accepted the cards and said he…