Category: February 2024

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An Invitation to a Journey

Pastor Larry Sundin, Rock Springs Church Have you ever been invited to go on an adventure? I was with my 2-year-old grandson recently and we were heading back from the playground where they live, when he said to me, “I want to go on an adventure.” So, we turned left, and I followed him on…

Building a Strong Foundation

Kathy Sinnott A 24-foot obelisk will grace the southern Arizona skyline this year, offering new views of the Oro Valley horizon. The Arizona Heroes Memorial is on target to finish construction by late spring and will offer a plethora of activities for tourists and residents alike! Its scenic setting and landscaping will only be enhanced by…

Essential Oils and Memory

JoAnne Gaudioso Memory is the function of the brain that encodes, stores, and retrieves information. Whether you know it or not, you owe everything you do in life to memory-it enables you to speak, walk, develop relationships, and more. Essential oils like peppermint, rosemary and frankincense help support mental clarity and alertness. Tips for Finding…

Word of the Month: Redolent

David Zapatka While reading The Metaphysics of Ping-Pong: Table Tennis as a Journey of Self Discovery by Guido Mina di Sospiro, I ran across the word redolent. His use of the word while describing table tennis rubber was intriguing. Redolent—red·​o·​lent adjective 1. Exuding fragrance: aromatic 2. Full of a specified fragrance: a. scented (air redolent of seaweed)…

Celebrating a Year of Healing and Help

Joy Wegner As Friends of Pinal County Animal Shelter & Rescues (Friends of Pinal) celebrates the beginning of year number five, the group looks back at the amazing help the nonprofit has provided to many animals at our county’s animal shelter. From generous donors, small and large, far and near, Friends of Pinal managed more than…

Christmas Golf Cart Parade and Donations

Pat Sand The Roving Ranchers’ Christmas Golf Cart parade was on Friday, Dec. 15. The weather was perfect at 75 degrees with clear skies and sunshine when the group started to line up at the softball field. About 50 carts participated. Four boxes were set up for donations to Toys for Tots. Donations overflowed the boxes, and many bags of…