My older friends laugh at me, but I seem to be getting older at a younger age than they did! The eyes, the ears, my balance and stamina – all seem to be heading South. My mind still feels fresh as ever, but my mouth has a way of not saying what I’m thinking! Still, God has blessed me with a strong heart and a desire to be part of this wonderful world. I’m slower than I used to be not so long ago, but my desire to learn and serve is as strong as ever.
I like living in a part of the world where people care for each other. Francisco Calzadillas reports that Jovanna, his wife who was shot in the head in Las Vegas, is being transferred to a medical facility in the Valley of the Sun, closer to home. The special GoFundMe fund set up for Jovanna’s family reports more than $76,000 given in support, well on the way to the goal of $100,000. I predict the family will require even more funding than this, so please be generous. On your computer, Google “GoFundMe” and select Calzadillas Medical and Travel.
I don’t know the particulars at press time, but I hear there will be a local softball tournament to benefit the family over the Halloween weekend. Please support it.
A benefit golf tournament for Jena Martinez Inzunza will be held at the golf course in Hayden on Saturday, Nov. 11. Keep your eyes open for information about how to make a foursome and take part. Here again, this is happening because people care.
October seems to kick off most regional happenings. The Halloween weekend is no exception. Monday through Thursday, Oct. 23-26, the Kearny Library is having a book sale, and you won’t believe the prices! Books are duplicates or have been removed from service, and all of them are bargains. No matter how little the purchase price is, you will benefit the library.
Saturday, Oct. 28, Alden Road in Kearny will be the place for the Great Pumpkin and Trick or Trunk celebration. The fund begins at 4 p.m., with many “from the trunk” dispensers of goodies, the celebration of the Great Pumpkin costumes, and the “sand search” provided by the good folks from ASARCO. There will be more, for sure. Parents, bring your cameras! This event is sponsored by the Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce, serving all the people of the region. There will also be a Free Haunted House in Winkelman, courtesy of local citizens and the Town of Winkelman, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28 and 29, 7 p.m., in Chuy’s Barbershop, the green building across the street from the Town Hall on Giffin Avenue. There will be food and goodies for sale.
Backing up a week or so, check out Norm’s IGA for its monthly free blood pressure screening on Friday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m, until noon. Make it a monthly habit.
Norm’s IGA is also hosting an Ice Cream and Pie Social for area retirees on Friday, Nov. 3, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be fun and music, and a time to look over the photos and share the memories that you bring.
Congratulations to all the people of the Dudleyville Fire District for selecting Leyas Rought to serve on its Board of Directors. Citizen involvement makes for successful outcomes.
Plan on attending the concert sponsored by the Copper Communities Action Board (CCASB) on on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Hayden-Winkelman Auditorium. There will be many local acts, and the small entrance price of $5 will benefit the CCAB’s work.
Lastly, all you “ghoulies and ghosties” of any age, I hope you enjoy trick or treating on Tuesday, Oct. 31. I look forward to seeing you, and I hope you will be safe and keep an eye on the younger kids in your midst.