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Pleasant Valley Ranch holds pool tournament

Pool Tournament Photo webA pool tournament was held February 12 at Pleasant Valley Ranch. Left to right are Matthew Moe and Roy Thompson, third place; Yvon Carpentier and Claude Lemay, first place; and Robert Seals and Paul Terbening, second place. Another tournament will be held at Pleasant Valley Resort March 11 at 9 a.m. It will be an 8 ball in hand tournament with a 32-player maximum, double elimination. $25 fee for each player. If 32 players are reached, the purse will be $700 divided to the six first players with $300 to the winner. If you want to participate, please call Claude Lemay at (613) 699-4185.

Palm Gardens Ladies learn about the Border Patrol

Ladies Luncheon 01 webby Ruth Filz

Monthly, ladies from Palm Gardens RV Park in Harlingen head out in the Valley looking for new places to enjoy lunch and then venture off to visit some of the wonderful attractions the Valley and the island have to offer. In February the group decided to stay in the park and invite the gentlemen to join them for a catered lunch. After lunch, Agent Rudy Rodriguez from the Harlingen Border Patrol Station met with the group to provide background on the Border Patrol, talk about what is happening in the Valley and answer attendees’ questions.

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14-Hour ‘Dirt Oval Cup’ to kick off Annual RGV RC Event

20240228 Mike prepping the RC track webBy Barb Zanetti
Photo by Dennis Zanetti

To encourage RC racing in the Valley, New Sun Racing is sponsoring a 14-hour RGV “Dirt Oval Cup” race day on Saturday, March 2. Held at Alamo Palms RV Resort’s hard-packed dirt oval, races will begin with pits opening at 8 a.m. and continuing until 10 p.m.

“This is the first of what is intended to be an annual celebration of the RC community,” Race Director Mike Fleming said. “I really like that it’s a Valley wide racing tournament.”

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Book tells of war, traveling, and love

20240228 Julia Peck Book Signing HMoering DSC 1200 Copy webBy Herb Moering

True life adventures of a former globe-trotting British subject, born in England in 1934, were unveiled at a book signing Friday afternoon at Val’s Kountry Corral RV Park in Mission.

Julia Stanton Peck’s book, Julia and Peter, recounts several decades of traveling the world, to more than 40 countries with her late husband Peter, a fashion photographer, who worked for many national companies from his studio in London, England. The book is also a love story about the couple who were friends for 20 years after meeting in 1982. They married 20 years later on February 2, 2002, and 12 days later on Valentine’s Day, they purchased the 112-site Val’s Kountry Corral RV Park.

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Country Palms Ladies present fun fashion show

PXL 20240214 224637672 webA fun fashion show was presented by ladies from Country Palms RV Park in San Juan at their Valentine’s party. A delicious meal followed the entertainment. Ladies selected their own theme. The outfits included a valentine present, our Statue of Liberty, a can-can dancer, flower child, a card shark, and a day at the beach many years ago. Other themes were a hula dancer, bib overalls with baby bibs, lady dressed to the 9's, and a bag lady.

Festival of Tables brings Red Hatters together for fun

IMG 1682 PAGE ONE webBy Carina A. Brunson

The banquet hall at Victoria Palms was full of color last week during this year’s Festival of Tables event. Of course, the most prominent of colors were the festive red hats and beautiful purple attire that most of the ladies were wearing. There was only one exception – Me! I had on my pink hat and lavender shirt. Seeing as I have a year left before I reach 50, I am wearing pink as much as I can.

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Creative Quilters hold annual quilt show

The Creative Quilters at Casa Del Valle will be holding their 19th annual quilt show on Tuesday, February 20. The Bright World of Quilting is the theme for this year’s show.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be an entry fee of $2 which includes the opportunity to win door prizes throughout the day.

During the show, there will be vendors, scissor sharpening and a “New To You” shop. In addition, Creative Quilter will be giving demonstrations.

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Alamo police and fire departments caught speeding at raceway

RC Car Article 3 webStory and Photos by Linda Sauer

Alamo City Police and Fire Departments weren’t chasing speeding and wrecked vehicles recently; they were chasing and wrecking each other at a radio-controlled racetrack in Alamo.

Winter Gardens Raceway in Winter Ranch RV Resort was blessed with sunny skies and warm balmy breezes on Saturday, January 13 as Raceway club members again hosted the Alamo City Police and Fire Departments in a competition with radio-controlled cars. Race cars were provided courtesy of New Sun Racing and several Raceway club members. Adding a unique touch to the day’s races were two custom trucks; one a red truck with Alamo Fire Department decals; the other a blue truck with Alamo Police Department decals.

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Helping Hands Quilting Group plans quilt show

20240124 Alamo Rec Veh Quilt Show webThe Helping Hands Quilting Group of Alamo Rec. Veh. Park presents their 23rd Annual Quilt and Hobby show “When Life Give You Scraps, Make a Quilt.”
The event will be held on Thursday, February 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be door prizes, raffle baskets, demonstrations, and fabric vendors.

A quilt was sewn by Helping Hands members Arlene Fuller and Coral Cox for a door prize. A donation of $2 is asked for admission. All proceeds benefit the Helping Hands Quilting Group.

Alamo Rec Veh Park is located at 1320 W. Frontage Rd., in Alamo.

Leisure World holds biannual quilt show

20240124 Leisure World Quilt Picture1 webThe Leisure World Quilters seventh biannual quilt show will be held February 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Main Hall, 400 East 18th St. in Weslaco. The quilter’s raffle quilt is queen size measuring 88”x88” in brown, rust, and gold colors. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and are available from any of the Leisure World quilters or at the show. The drawing will be held at the end of the show, and you do not need to be present to win.

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La Floresta celebrates hole in ones

20240107 145608 webWe had a first at our beautiful Par 3 La Floresta RV Park located near Mercedes, on December 29, 2023. On this day during our Mixed Couples scramble, Don Walters had a hole in one on #5 (133 yards). We heard yelling to "check the hole!" Sure enough, Don's ball was in the hole. Let the celebration begin. After a few minutes, we heard more screaming. Don's wife, Mary got a hole in one on #3 (80 yards). This is the first time for the course to have a husband and wife get a hole in one on the same day. Congratulations to both of them. This was Don's first, but Mary got one last year on hole #5. The course has Mixed Couples on Tuesdays and Fridays, Wednesdays are men's league, Thursdays are women's league and Sunday is divorce court. (submitted by Carla Strait)

Expo seeks to introduce Winter Texans to Valley’s best

20240124 Alamo Palms Expo RGVgeeks copy webAlamo Palms RV Resort’s Business & Health Expo will be held on Saturday, January 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free to Winter Texans, the event will feature 50 businesses and health professionals chosen by co-organizers Dennis and Barb Zanetti.

“Our unique model is that we invite businesses and health experts that we and our Winter Texan friends believe are really good,” Barb said. “We work to select the ‘very best of the best.’ Just imagine the quality your brother, sister or best friend would recommend for you. That’s the role we try to play.”

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RGBM holds sale to benefit students

IMG 4190 webWinter Volunteers at Rio Grande Bible Ministries (RGBM) will hold a Craft/Quilt/Bake Sale on Saturday, January 27, 8 to 11 a.m. to benefit students of both the seminary and the Intercultural Studies Program. It will be held in the multi-purpose room of the campus in Edinburg, 4300 S. Highway 281, (Closner Blvd.). Parking is available at the Closner entrance. The quilt auction will begin at 10 a.m. Free coffee will be provided all morning and cookies and baked goods will be available for purchase.

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Festival of Tables deadline approaching

If you are a red hatter and want to join in on the fun at their annual Festival of Tables, your deadline to get tickets is January 15. Tickets are $25 each. The actual event will be held on Tuesday, February 6.

The event will be held at Victoria Palms Resort, 3309 E. Interstate 2, in Donna. Lunch will be held at noon. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. For hostesses, doors will open at 6 a.m. for setup.

Tickets can be purchased by making a check payable to Sharon Newcomer and mailing it with a stamped self-addressed envelope to 1402 S. Border Ave., Unit #780, Weslaco, TX 78596-7465. She can also be contacted by phone at (414) 915-3874. You can also contact Sandra Funk at (608) 432-1440.