Category: September 2022

Word of the Month: Eggcorn Reader Comments

David Zapatka July’s WOTM word, “eggcorn,” resulted in a flurry of reader comments. “Just read your article in the Pioneer Press about eggcorns, and it made me chuckle. I didn’t realize they were called eggcorns, but I’ve encountered a few of the same “slip of the ears.” One that always annoys me is when people say ‘It’s…

Academic Gains in the Oracle Elementary School District

Crystle Nehrmeyer, Superintendent Arizona public school students demonstrated their knowledge of reading, writing, and mathematics during the spring 2022 administration of Arizona’s Academic Standards Assessment. We are proud to share with our community that the data collected by the assessment shows that our students at Mt. Vista K-8 School are making academic gains and are recovering academically…

September at the Golden Goose

Fall in love with the Golden Goose Thrift Shop all over again this September! After the long, hot summer, quench your thirst for treasure hunting adventure, Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.! This fall, the Goose has more merchandise coming in than ever, and…

Orbitel Delivers Faster Internet with Speeds Up to 1G

Orbitel Communications is proud to announce that it has launched a new faster internet service. The company’s new network delivers speeds up to 1G to your home, with no contracts or data caps. Choose from 150Mbps, 300Mbps, 600Mbps, and 1G (1,000Mbps) speeds. “We understand how important a reliable internet connection is, so we built a…

Relishing Pickleball: The Real Pickleball Story

David Zapatka Many people believe pickleball was named after founder Joel Pritchard’s dog who was named Pickles. Not true! Joel Pritchard’s son, Frank, recently came clean about the real reason the sport was named pickleball. It was a hot July afternoon on Bainbridge Island, Wash., in 1965 and 13-year-old Frank Pritchard was bored. He whined…

Using Essential Oils in the Laundry Room

JoAnne Gaudioso Doing laundry may not always be the most exciting way to spend your time, but it is a task everyone has to face on a weekly or perhaps even daily basis. You can enhance your laundry routine with the cleansing power of essential oils along with a few handy tips. When words like…

CCP Doing a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Show Again!

Andrea Molberg It’s official! Community Circle Players (CCP) will once again be doing the “3 M’s”—a murder mystery in March. Shawne Cryderman will direct Joh Mann’s original script Spook Light Legacy. Al Wiegel will be the show’s assistant director, Connie Ward will serve as producer, and Dana Goldsmith will be the technical director/stage manager. Perfect…

Dollars and Sense: Making a Retirement Budget

The Paseo Financial Group Using a retirement budget can improve your peace of mind and lessen your stress about money in your golden years. It can help you avoid spending too much of your nest egg too soon—a financial mistake many retirees make. With a few simple steps, you can develop a budget that accounts for…

Mudslingers Pottery Club: Feel What the Potter Feels

Heading into the fall months, it’s a great time to bring out the artist within you. Many of our potters will be returning from their summer vacations, and the sharing and creativity amongst the potters is energizing. Sign up for one of the upcoming 3-hour intro to hand building sessions. After attending the first session, the…

Urgent Need for Volunteers

Karen Adamson If you have ever considered volunteering, there are some agencies at this time that are desperately searching for assistance. The Foster Care Review Board of Pinal County is looking for volunteers from a variety of backgrounds to serve on the monthly reviews of foster care cases. This is an extremely meaningful position that serves…