APRIL 2015


Articles must be in by the 25th of the month, and dropped off at the office or emailed to hroffice@heritageranch.us. All articles must be signed, with your lot & phone number. Editor makes the final decision on articles.

Activity Committee Members:

Linda Hull Chairman

Jean Hanley Treasurer

Kathe Slack Secretary

Eva Barrett Scheduler

Larry Hull Photos/Flyers

Wanda Park Board Advisor

Activity Committee Support:

JoAnn Kepley Alternate

Colleen May News/Sunshine

Upcoming Meetings:

Agenda Meeting April 14th @ 9:00 a.m.

Meeting April 16th @ 9:00 a.m.

Board Members 2015

President: Wanda Park

VP/Treasurer: John Hamm

Secretary: Ann Wible

Maintenance: Rich Windish

Landscaping: Art Richardson

Architectural: Wanda Park

Liaison : Evelyn Serrato

Board Member Ray Russell

Birthday/Anniversary Notices

If you'd like your special date listed in future newsletters please email us with the dates at hroffice@heritageranch.us


Jim McCadden - April 3

Dottie Harris - April 4


Joel and Karen Hoggatt - April 1

Bob and Kathy Russo - April 07

Building Hours:

Lobby, All Purpose Room, Exercise Room, and Library closed 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. daily for cleaning.

Billiards & Card Room closed 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Thursdays for cleaning.

Pool Restroom/Showers closed 5 a.m.- 7 a.m. daily for cleaning.

Laundry closed 10 p.m. - 7 a.m. daily.

We appreciate your understanding, so that our staff can clean those areas during those times.

Richard Windish

Maintenance Board Advisor

Rental/Resale Committee

Phoebe Johnson

Marilyn Selby

Kathy Reynolds

New Owners:

Lot # 136

Buyer: Phillip Gagnepain

Seller: Brady Smith

Lot # 87A & 88A

Buyer: Lonnie/Cindy Fritz

Seller: Craig/Wendy Lechleiter

Lot # 172A

Buyer: Linda St John

Seller: George/Dodie Lamb

Welcome new friends…

Goodbye to old friends

We will mail packets out on April 3rd and request you to fill out and return to the office with $10.00 so that we can make up a new spread sheets and put the information on the internet.

Thanks for your prompt attention to this

Rental/Resale Committee

Phoebe Johnson

Marylin Selby

Kathy Reynolds

Notes from the Board:

We are having problems in the Restrooms! Roto-Rooter, who fixed our sewer system, found paper towels! They should go in the trash can not in the toilet. Acts like this cost us all!!

Wanda Park, President

Golfers Notes:

A big thank you to all of the golfers who donated their extra golf balls so we could take them up to Hope, Idaho. The children at Hope will enjoy them this 4th of July.

Jim Mikoski/Phoebe Johnson, Lot 149A

To all the golfers. I extend my deep appreciation for the reception my sons and I experienced at the golfer's happy hour March 16th. It is not often one is welcomed with such caring and enthusiasm. My sons were surprised at the reception - I was overwhelmed. Anne and I consider Heritage Ranch and the friends we have been fortunate to meet there our second home. The chances of our returning for any length of time are next to nil however we will never forget the wonderful people we are pleased to call friends. Thank you is a pretty lame response to the wonderful reception we received but it is an experience I will never forget.

Mal Goldie


Don't forget as you snowbirds leave for home, that all your items you don't need may be of big help to the Valley Restart Center. Barbara Hale and I will gladly take them down to the center. If you have perishable items, let us know and we will keep them secured in a cold place. Thank you for all your help this season.

Sandy Machen

Barbara Hale

A special shout out to Tony, Maria, and Humberto. We especially appreciate the cleanliness of all our bathrooms. Our visitors have been impressed with the neatness of our buildings; they loved our laundry room.

Thank you again to our hard working maintenance crew!

Dave & Suzanne Reber

The vacancy for Scheduler has been filled. Eva Barrett will be assuming those responsibilities effective April 4, 2015. Thanks Eva!

Linda Hull

Hands across the Border:

This year we had our 7th annual Hands across the Border Pool Tournament. This year, Captain Nester Slipchuk, and his Canadian snow birds came out as winners, over the Americans led by Captain Gene Martin.

Hip-Hip-Hurray for the Canadians!

Ole Christiansen


I wish to thank all the residents who attended our Baby Back Rib Dinner and making it a big success. Thanks to all the help given by Jo Kepley, Jolee Mertz, Kathe Slack, Mary Nell Flora, Helen Reese, and to all the people who helped to clean up. A special thanks to Erma Smith and Mary Neher for preparing and serving the coleslaw. Hopefully, we will do this again next year.

Sandy Machen

Swap Meet:

We want to say Thanks to all the people who helped with this year's Swap Meet. Starting with Peggy Mc Griff and Ernie Gutierrez for publicity, Dorothy Howland and the Table Crew for their setting up and putting away all the tables. Linda Hull and her Kitchen Crew did an outstanding job with the food sales and thanks to the residents who participated with their treasures for sale. We made a profit of over $200, due mostly to the great food available and the appetites of our customers. We hope all the vendors had a profitable day. All working together, this was another great event for our park.

Jim & Velinda Howard

I wish to thank the residents of Heritage Ranch and the members of the community for their support of the Wounded Warrior Table. With their donations we will be able to send a check to the Wounded Warrior Project in the amount of $303.03.

Jim Howard

Talent Show:

What a show! The talent show was a big hit, thanks to all the wonderful people who participated. All the acts were fantastic. A special thank you has to go to a guy who came to enjoy the show and ended up making it happen. That guy is Sandy Machen's stepson, Ralston Machen Jr.

Unbeknownst to us beforehand our stereo system had a short in it. Ralston stayed behind the scenes and kept us working with mics and sound without squealing. We owe him a tremendous thank you. Again thank you to all who make the show spectacular.

Kathy Christiansen

"WOW" What an awesome experience. The Talent Show was such a great time that was had by all. Putting it all together took some hard work by a lot of people. We must not forget that it took a lot of time to put such a CLASS ACT together and people need to be thanked-Barbara F., Sandy M., the announcer, the video crew and not to forget all the awesome talent that performed. Shows like that make it so we can't wait for next talent show to come again. KUDOS to all who were involved.

Steve Richardson



Fred Wallis is now setting up the Wii twice a week. Mark Your Calendars!

Sundays 1:30 - 3:30

Thursdays 10:30 - Noon

Come and join the group in the Ballroom for bowling etc., fun, and I've heard they even have food!

Linda Hull

Line Dancing:

Line Dancing is now every Thursday at 3 p.m. Put your cowboy hat on and come join us. Kathy Stringer is the instructor and is excellent. Her teaching technique is one that will leave you feeling confident with what you are learning. The first class saw 20 people moving to the music, really getting into it, and having a lot of fun. Come and join this group, you won't be sorry.

Linda Hull

Bible Study:

Bible Study will be altering their time schedule, just a tad, beginning in April. The new time is 11:00 a.m. - Noon, still on Tuesdays in the Ballroom.

Sally Borden

Ernie's Lunch:

At noon, on April 25th, we'll serve Chili Burgers or Cheeseburgers, your choice! Along with that we'll have potato salad, chips, and dessert. Tickets will cost $5.00 each and will be available from Peggy McGriff, Lot 123, or at the Heritage Ranch Office. Cut off date for tickets will be April 22nd. We'll also have a 50/50

Peggy McGriff


Just a reminder for all the snow birds, bring your Luau clothes with you for the Luau we're having in March 2016.

Phoebe Johnson

Birthday Bash:

Join us Friday, April 10th at 1:00 for our monthly Birthday Bash & Ice Cream Social. We welcome everyone to help celebrate April's birthdays. The Wii will be set up for all to enjoy.

Sandy Machen

Crafters Corner:

March brought nice weather and a few more crafters to share ideas or work on projects. Soon, some of our snow birds will be headed north, but if you are staying in the park, we will continue to meet in April, on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. in the All Purpose room.

April 10th I will be offering beaded flags. The material fee is $12.00. I have beads for American or Canadian flags. Jan Morris, Lot 17A, has an American Flag hanging in her window. Please feel free to check it out.

April 24th we will be doing scratch art. The material fee is $10.00. You do not need to be an artist to complete very professional looking pictures. These black and silver or black and gold pictures can fit in with almost any decor, or make a great gift for family and friends.

Hope to see many of you at the Craft Corner in April.

Linda Sheehan

Pot Luck:

March 21st we had about 35 people get together for an evening of friendship and good food. I want to thank all those who helped with the set up and take down of tables, decorations, set up the food and cleaned up the kitchen. Thanks to those who provided food and participated in the dinner. A special thanks to Phil Kepley who M.C.ed the 50/50 and to Marsha Stowbridge who led a game of Card Bingo for those who wished to play after dinner.

Mark April 18th on your calendar for the next Pot Luck. If you haven't attended, do join us, and if you have attended, encourage a friend or two to come along. Bring a dish for at least eight, and your place setting. We will also have a 50/50. Marsha will have Card Bingo after dinner, so bring $1.50 in dimes to play.

Linda Sheehan