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Valley Assistance Services Plans Empty Bowls Event

Peggy McGee Fourteen years ago, Valley Assistance Services (VAS) launched its Empty Bowls program to help keep its coffers flowing throughout the year. Each year it has grown with the number of bowls available and the number of people attending. This year’s event will be even more spectacular as the Quail Creek Ceramics and Pottery…

16th annual Business Expo February 8

Sydney Ranney It’s not too early to mark your calendars for the annual Business Expo, sponsored by the Quail Creek Performing Arts Guild. The 2020 event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Madera Clubhouse and parking lot. The always popular Business Expo showcases over 60 businesses of…

Toy makers for the holidays

Thom Sharples The holiday helpers from Quail Creek Wood Workers Shop have replicated a vintage wooden toy/puzzle and produced 25 new toys. Twelve of these toys are painted. They will be distributed by Harry Pell to Toys for Tots in early December, just in time for Christmas! The other 13 toys were made for The…

Lady Putters finally win Battle of the Sexes

Left to right: Nancy McDaniels, Lou Moultrie, Kathy Olbeter, Al Olbeter, Joyce Walton, and Yoshie Hennessy were on one of the teams that tied for first place; Photo by Jim Burkstrand.

Peggy McGee After being defeated seven years in a row, on a perfect weather day in November the Lady Putters finally beat their challengers in the annual Battle of the Sexes. Teams were evenly skilled in that two teams tied for 1st place. The first team with members Lou Moultrie, Nancy McDaniels, Yoshie Hennessy, Joyce…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Dodie Prescott So, what do a large fish, a hula doll, a mini-Santa mug, and a pair of false teeth, have in common? They’re all props being used by the Performing Arts Guild (PAG) in this year’s show A Christmas Tree Filled With Tradition. Yes, there will be beautiful stories told about Christmas heritage traditions from countries…

VA speakers share how our donations are used

The Performing Arts Guild Mixed Chorus singing Back to the 50s at the Quail Creek’s Got Talent show in August. They also will perform a special tribute for Pearl Harbor Day at the PAG Christmas Show on Dec. 5 to 7.

Peggy McGee One homeless veteran is one too many for those who have served, but when there are almost 1,000, many with families, then it’s a major problem. Fortunately, the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System—better known as the Tucson VA Hospital—has aggressively addressed this problem, and the number of homeless veterans has decreased significantly over the…

Women prevail at annual Prickly Pair Tournament

Jacquie Owens On a hot sunny day, 60 players from the Quail Creek 18-hole ladies and men’s golf associations met to play the annual Prickly Pair Tournament. Thirty men and 30 women paired off and headed out to their respective holes for a lively match-play competition! In the end, team scores were totaled and were…