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While most people in the U.S. are preparing for holiday activities, Tucson volunteers with Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind—are filling shoe box gifts with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children overseas. This year-round project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan's Purse, headed by Franklin Graham, is ramping up as local businesses, churches and community groups prepare to collect 11,700 gift-filled shoe boxes during National Collection Week (Nov. 12 – 19).
Oro Valley traffic alert
With the limited number of Christmas films in theaters this holiday season, families will likely find themselves watching reruns of their favorite holiday movies at home. Since I had already run through a few of my own favorites (“A Christmas Story”, “Elf”, and “Scrooged”), I decided to stop reciting lines, and hit the theaters for a fresh holiday film.
Not all the Christmas gifts that area children in need receive this year will fit under the tree. One child in particular will wake up to something that will help visions of sugarplums dance in his head – a new bed.
More than 3,300 gift-filled shoe boxes in Oro valley
Golder Ranch has opportunity for volunteers
Bring the kids, and donations, to Santa’s Workshop
Christmas is arriving early in Oro Valley, as Casas Church prepares to serve as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child next week.
Tucson chamber identifies its endorsements
Letters to the editor published in the December 30, 2009, edition of The Explorer.
LaTanya Sheffield and Keri Ruffell, two fit, strong, competitive women, were born to lead.
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Jan. 4, 2006 - They meandered down the trail, a long line of horseback riders raising a small cloud of dust barely visible from the road. Some of the riders had smiles on their faces, while the wranglers leading the trail ride appeared more subdued, perhaps even a bit weary, as they came closer to the stopped vehicle at the entry to the ranch. Instead of waiting to find out how the horses and novice riders would react to a moving vehicle, the wranglers stopped the ride and waved the car forward. Once it had passed, the ride continued toward the corral, the "dudes" unaware of the concerns of the wranglers. The horses had not reacted adversely to the running vehicle and none of the guests had ended up on their butts or heads. It was just another item for guests to add to a letter home about their day at the White Stallion Ranch - "The ride was wonderful, and the horses as gentle as could be."
Drive through the Northwest on any weekend and you will see sandwich-board signs dotting the roadways that invite drivers to "come and worship" with any number of newly-founded churches meeting in school gymnasiums or senior citizen recreation centers. In an effort to report what is available by way of religion to residents of Oro Valley, Marana and the unincorporated areas Northwest of Tucson, the Northwest EXPLORER is publishing an occasional series introducing religious communities of the area. This month's story is on the Jehovah's Witnesses.
This year at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 8650 N. Shannon Road, the Feast of the Epiphany was marked not by a journey of Three Wise Men, but by 20 preschoolers celebrating the journey of education.