Category: Generals

Remember and honor veterans – one wreath at a time

Ed Davis The American Legion Auxiliary Oro Valley Unit 132 proudly supports Wreaths Across America, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to remember and honor those who have served our nation in uniform. By offering wreath sponsorships to the public, Wreaths Across America hopes that one day every veteran’s interment site will be adorned…

Wellness Roundup – Managing heartburn November 12

Dr. Patrick M. Chiasson

Linda Shannon-Hills Join the SaddleBrooke Ranch Wellness Roundup for a talk on managing heartburn by Patrick Chiasson, MD, MA, FRCS, FACS on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m. in the La Mesa and Montana Rooms. Did you know that approximately 25 million adult Americans suffer from heartburn—the most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)—on a daily basis?…

Celebrating our veterans

Nationally recognized speaker, Emerson Knowles, will be celebrating our veterans.

Barbara Barr The SaddleBrooke Clubhouse will be adorned with American flags as the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke honors area veterans on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 11:30 a.m. The annual celebration will include an incredible buffet, an honor color guard, and program by well-known speaker and Rotarian, Emerson Knowles. Each year, more than 100 veterans, guests, and…

The sheriff is coming to town

Kay Lantow Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb invites you to meet him and members of his department on Monday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. in the Ranch House Grill and Brewery boardroom. Topics may include safety during the holidays, coordinated search and rescue throughout the county, coordination with the Border Patrol and I.C.E. investigations, and more. The…

Thanks to our Veterans

John’s most challenging experience was in Special Operations: “Operation Desert Rock” at Frenchman Flat, NV, an atomic bomb testing grounds. His unit was the first to be involved in a live detonation. In six-foot trenches, two thousand feet from the blast, it felt like a hurricane and an earthquake when the first blast, a fireball, on the tower exploded. John was in a crouch position in the trench, with x-ray goggles on, and could see all the bones in his body. Then everything around them was sucked up, and the trench was covered with debris and dirt. They had to dig themselves out. Afterwards, they were decontaminated and checked for radiation regularly.

Jan Christensen Battle Cry, a 1955 movie based on Leon Uris’ own World War II experiences, inspired John and six of his Bryan, OH high school buddies to think about enlisting in the Marine Corps. Since there was a need to beef up enlistments after the Korean War, a two-year enlistment program was made available to…

Understanding the Impeachment Process – A Special Event

Kay Lantow Join your neighbors for a great opportunity to learn about and discuss the impeachment process. Our speaker is Frank Riggs, who as a Congressman from California, was involved in the Clinton impeachment. He will present a historical and Constitutional perspective while offering insights and comparing previous impeachments initiated by Congress to today. Riggs served in the U.S.…

Welcome New Neighbors

Ken and Cindy Filippini—homes at the end of the models on Persian Drive.

Linda Harvey and Linda Shannon-Hills You have just moved into SaddleBrooke Ranch, ang getting to know other new neighbors is a good way to get incorporated into this friendly and fast-growing community. So join us on Nov. 21, for the Newcomer’s Meet ‘N Greet. This event gives new residents a chance to meet other new…

A soirée to remember

Chef Bill Allen preparing a memorable meal. Photo by Bill Nixon.

Camille Esterman Did you know that SaddleBrooke Ranch resident Bill Allen is a retired professional chef? He recently showcased his talents by using his extensive outdoor kitchen to prepare a gourmet dinner for a private party at the Ranch. Billed as a Sangria Soirée, the event was hosted by Carmen and Bill Allen and Debbie and Bill Nixon. While the hosts…