Category: April 2020

St. Jude Bunco/Pickleball Fundraiser

Erika Lochow and Lenny Friedman, USAPA Ambassador In lieu of the fourth annual Quail Creek Classic Pickleball Tournament fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Quail Creek Pickleball Club members organized a Bunco Night on the evening of March 10, under the leadership of Beth Larose. This was followed by the monthly pickleball club social on…

2020 Ride of Silence Is Coming

Chuck Hill On the evening of May 20, the international Ride of Silence will be observed in close to 400 locations in the United States, and in fifty international countries on seven continents. Cyclists will take to the roads to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured. The Green Valley/Sahuarita event has been observed…

Mark Your Calendar for These Events

12th annual GVFFA Chili Cook-Off Friday, Sept. 25; 5 p.m.; Madera Clubhouse Crystal Ballroom Local fire and law enforcement departments will kick up the heat at the 11th annual Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser, and all proceeds will benefit families in need in the Green Valley-Sahuarita area. Hosted by Quail Creek and Green Valley Firefighters Association, our local…

Valley Assistance Services Needs Help

Peggy McGee Valley Assistance Services (VAS) has long held on to the ideal of reaching out to help others and serving those in need in the local community. Despite the collective challenges we all are facing with COVID-19, the VAS staff and volunteers remain fully committed to do the work that helps so many others. Unfortunately,…

Election Committee News

Election Committee The Election Committee is pleased to announce our new member, Paula Thomason. Paula is a full-time resident of Quail Creek and is a welcome addition to the committee. The Election Committee has begun planning for the 2020 Election of a Resident Board Member for the Quail Creek POA Board of Directors. We continue…

Dollars and Sense: Don’t Let Fears Drive Your Investment Choices

Jeff LeFave First, the coronavirus rocked the financial markets. Then, oil prices dropped more than 20 percent after a breakdown in OPEC production discussions. Not surprisingly, the markets took another nosedive. Yet, despite these events, this recent market volatility may well be attributed more to fear, than the forces that usually drive the markets. Ultimately,…

MOAA Announces Scholarship Awards Dinner April 28

Peggy McGee The Green Valley Chapter, Military Officers Association will be hosting its annual JROTC Scholarship awards dinner on Tuesday, April 28, in the Madera Clubhouse ballroom. The social period begins at 5 p.m., with dinner being served at 5:30 p.m. The menu will feature a choice of chicken cordon bleu or a flatiron steak,…

February 2020 PCQC Photo Contest – Shoes

Second place - Bootshine by Doug Mutter

The Photo Club of Quail Creek continued with its monthly members’ contest, with the February topic of shoes. Each club member could enter up to three photos taken in the last three years. This subject was not a popular one with the members and drew only 12 entries. As a collection, all our entries were very good,…

2 Your Health: Is Genetic Testing for Cancer Prevention Right for Me?

Genetic testing is becoming an increasingly important tool in medicine. It aims to identify inherited gene mutations known to increase a person’s risk of developing cancer. Potential benefits With genetic testing, you and your primary care physician can: • Understand your risk for certain cancers. • Develop prevention strategies. • Create a more personalized treatment…

Word of the Month: Pismire

David Zapatka Reader Diane DeCarlo writes, “I enjoyed your article ‘Word’ in our January paper. I just wanted to share with you a favorite word of mine which is ‘pismere,’ another word for ‘ant.’ But I use the word for an annoying person.” Thank you for your suggestion Diane. I discovered you’re not the only…