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University of Arizona sophomore linebacker Scooby Wright III was given the Rotary Lombardi Award in Houston on Wednesday, presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding defensive lineman or linebacker. The selection committee is made up of Division I head coaches, media personnel and former winners and finalists of the Rotary Lombardi Award. He also won the 2014 Bronko Nagurski Trophy in Charlotte, N.C. on Monday.
Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez is the Pac-12 Conference Coach of the Year and sophomore linebacker Scooby Wright III is the Pac-12 Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year, it was announced by the league office on Tuesday.
It’s the time of year when we all feel more thankful for everything we have. We count our blessings a little more and appreciate the people and organizations that make our lives complete.
It was a busier than normal night at the Marana Town Council last Wednesday, and it could have been an even busier session had a council action agenda item not been taken off the board. As it was, the council held the first of two public hearings over the possibility of building a new police station.
On Nov. 12, SaddleBrooke Troop Support (STS) distributed $4,500 in food gift cards for Army, Air Force and Navy/Marine active military/veterans and their families for the holidays. The Air Force National Guard received the donation and will distribute to the other organizations. The photo was taken at the Air National Guard grounds. A special thanks goes to Joe Voisine for collecting thousands of dollars toward this effort.
SaddleBrooke Rotary Club president George Bidwell, left, presents gifts cards along with Major Paul Jefferson, Barb Garve, Trevor Harvey and Sheldon Israel.
A new Rotary Club with a new focus is in the process of being formed. It will be called SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary and will meet on Mondays, 8 a.m., at MV Bistro. The new proglram is in the process of forming a Charter group and narrowing the focus to service projects that allow Rotary members more direct involvement and less fund raising. The group is looking for people, men and women, who want to be of service to those around the wider community by contributing skills and time to vulnerable kids and seniors.
Thursday, Oct. 16
Chances are if you have been to an event in Marana that requires a host or emcee, then you have seen KOLD news anchor Dan Marries. Since he first moved here in 1999, Marries has tried to be involved in a wide variety of functions.
Thursday, Sept. 18
(Family Features) This fall, toast the coming of cooler nights by gathering friends to enjoy an assortment of wines and refreshments against the backdrop of your very own Bordeaux bistro. You can recreate this simple warmth and elegance in your home with craft projects that set the mood for an evening of intimate laughter and decadent indulgence.
The Town is seeking nominations of outstanding residents and organizations to be considered for the Branding Iron and Ora Mae Harn Crystal Legacy awards.
Jim Lamb is the new president of the SaddleBrooke Rotary Club for the 2014-2015 Rotary year. He and his wife Mary have resided in this community for fifteen years. They have two children and three grandchildren. Mary is an operating room nurse at The University of Arizona Medical Center.
Thursday, Aug. 14
Former Canyon Del Oro and current University of Arizona senior safety Jared Tevis is a nominee for the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. The award recognizes players whose charitable involvement and community service contributions stand out among all other student-athletes participating in the sport.
A new Rotary Club with a new focus is in the process of being formed. It will be called SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary and will meet on Mondays, 8 a.m., at MountainView Bistro.
Thursday, July 17
In his pursuit for the Oro Valley mayoral seat this election season, newcomer Patrick Straney says one of his primary focuses would be to unite a council that has become too divided in recent years.
Thursday, July 3
Thursday, June 5
Casas Adobes Rotary Club presented $28,500 in scholarships to 10 high school seniors at its 24th annual Eighth Grade Honors program. The seniors had been honored when they were eighth-graders. Scholarship winners were chosen based on leadership, community involvement and character as well as scholastics. Rotary is all about leadership.
Thursday, May 15