Welcome To Ranchero Village Circle Club
1900 So. Bridge Ave.  Weslaco, TX 78596

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Ranchero Village Vista
January 2019


Doors open 1 hour before show. For info contact Kerry, 269-599-6845
Wed.,  Jan.    9 7:00pm $8.00pp Lawless and Mae
Wed.,  Jan.  30 7:00pm $7.00pp Kellie Marie
Sat.,    Feb.   9 3:00pm $8.00pp Kainoa Kamaka
Sun.,   Feb. 17 2:00pm $5.00pp Sweet Adelines
Wed., Feb.  20 7:00pm $8.00pp Rusty Rierson
Afternoon Dances
The following dances start at 3:00pm, on Fridays, and are Pass the Hat, unless noted otherwise.
Ice, pop and popcorn available. For info contact:  Judy, 815-262-1590
Jan. 18 Pass the Hat Diego
Sunday, Feb 3 FREE Afternoon Ballroom Dance, with The Texas Ramblers
Feb 15 Pass the Hat Diego
Mar.  8 Pass the Hat The Castaways
Mar. 15 Pass the Hat Diego

New  York  New  Year's  Eve  Dance with The Jets

Monday, Dec. 31, 2018     8:00pm $15 pp

New Year celebrated at New York time, 11:00pm here
Doors open at 7:00pm, Band starts at 8:00 until midnight
Light lunch served at 10:00pm
The Jets is a versatile band of rock and roll, country and many other styles.
To purchase tickets, or for info contact: Terry Fisher, 304 Matador, 210-607-4126

The following dances start at 7:00pm, on Fridays, unless noted otherwiseIce, pop and popcorn available.
For tickets and info contact:  Vicky at 219-363-5330,  unless noted otherwise.

Jan. 11 7:00pm $7.50pp Renaissance Rockers     Door prizes
Reserve seating available with advance purchase

Jan. 25 7:00pm $6.00pp Sweetwater

Feb. 1 7:00pm $10.00pp Shriners Charity Dance, with Jack Nelson and the County Line Band
For info contactMargo Graham, 956-351-5673
Ken Nelson, 313-969-6455
Feb. 8 7:00pm $10 pp The Agency      Door prizes

Feb. 22 7:00 pm $7.50pp Mardi Gras Theme Dance, with Pelican West
Reserve seating available with advance purchase

Mar.  1 7:00pm $10 pp Ralph and The Cruisers           Door prizes
Reserve seating available with advance purchase

50th Anniversary Committee
Wed., Jan. 2 1:00pm Activity Room Finalizing plans
Wed., Jan.9 1:00pm to 3:00 Activity Room Corsage making
We will be making corsages and boutonnières for the Golden Anniversary Party.  We will be shown how, and supplies will be there.  Please come to
help, or just to socialize. For info contact:  Mary Clark, 956-373-9901

Annual Woodcarvers Show
Mon., Jan.7 8:00am to noon   Large Hall Free admission
Come One Come All for the 2019 WoodWorks/Woodcarving Show and Sale. Wood Working and Wood Carvings will be on display and for sale
along with wood, bases and tools.   Show cased will be artists from our park and the local Rio Grande Valley.

Dessert Bridge Card Party
Thur., Jan.10 1:00pm Large Hall This is an annual event at Ranchero.
Sign up on the Bridge board (partner needed). For info contact:  Jan Fitzpatrick, 608-433-1474

Fri., Jan.11 1:00pm to 3:00   Activity Room
You can receive assistance with  researching your roots.  Linda has been doing genealogy for sixty years, and she enjoys helping others work on their
family trees.  Bring your problems and questions for discussion. Beginners and experienced researchers welcome.  For more info contact: Linda
Simler, #401 Village Circle, 316-680-0440

Model Railroad Club Breakfast Fundraiser
Thur., Jan. 17 7:00am Small Hall see 'From the Kitchen' section for details

SkyMed Presentation
Mon., Jan. 17 2:00pm Large Hall Serving Gourmet Ice Cream
There is a sign-up sheet on the north wall in the small hall.

Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration
Sun., Jan. 20 1:00pm to 3:00 Large Hall
Celebrating 2018 and 2019 50th Wedding Anniversaries.  Everyone is invited, and lunch will be served.

Sugarcane Speaker
Mon., Jan. 21 9:00am Large Hall at the Women's Club meeting.  Everyone invited.

Craft & Vendor Sales
Wed., Jan. 23 & Feb. 27 8:00am to noon Large Hall
Jan. 23rd's Sale will have Cinnamon Rolls for sale at 8am. Sloppy Joe Lunch will be sold from 11:30am to 12:30pm. Be sure to come out & see the 35+
sellers and all they have for sale.
To reserve a space with a table in Jan. 23rd's Sale, contact:  Char Holub, #397, 941-830-4227
Craft Days
Wed., Jan. 23 1:00pm to 3:00 Activity Room Painting Rocks
We will paint Lady Bugs and Bumble Bees on small rocks.  No supplies needed.  Just come and have fun.
Wed., Jan.30 1:00pm to 3:00 Activity Room T-Shirt Weaving
Bring a T-shirt, or come to watch and socialize. For info contact:  Mary Clark, 956-373-9901

Sun Toys R/Cs
Thur., Jan. 24 10:00am R/C Track Try it, you'll like it
Sun Toys, from the outlet mall, are bringing some radio controlled vehicles for anyone to try. Everyone is welcome to try them and play on the track. 
For more info contact:  Ed Funk, Ranchero Fender Bender Club, #44 Village Circle, 920-988-4447
Border Patrol Speaker
Thur., Jan. 24 1:00pm Large Hall Everyone invited

Canada Day
Sat., Jan. 26 12 noon Large Hall
Calling all Canadians - mark your calendars for 2019 Canada Day luncheon.  Patriotic apparel. Come join us for lunch! Special appearance by
Ranchero Stompers. Tickets available early January.
For info contact:  Ron and Helen Mrazek,  #307 Matador, 306-543-4532
Russ and Aline Preston, # 267 Posada, 204-340-0169
Money Machine
Mon., Jan.28 after the VCC meeting Large Hall Texas Regional Bank is bringing it here.

Minnesota  Day
Sat., Feb. 23 12:00 noon $8 pp Large Hall
Brisket Lunch with dinnerware, lemonade & coffee provided.  There will be a 50/50 drawing and prizes.  Sign up after VILLAGE CIRCLE meetings starting
January 14, 2019.    We are looking for volunteers.
Please contact:  Terry or Margot Maruska, #269, 651-788-6338 or 956-472-5760

Parkwide Patio Sale
Mar. 2 7 to 11am Spring sale
Put your things out Friday to get those early sales. For info contact:  Kerry, 211 Siesta Way  269-599-6845

Do you like to play bridge?  Come and join us. 
Mondays & Fridays 1:00pm Small hall Contract Bridge, no partner needed
(When there is an afternoon dance scheduled, we start at 12:30.
Wednesdays 7:00pm Game Room Partner bridge
We are hoping to offer Duplicate Bridge on Tuesday evenings soon.  Watch the bridge board for that info.
For info contact:  Jan Fitzpatrick, 608-433-1474
Golf  Tee
Welcome all Ranchero Village golfers.  There are several leagues out of Ranchero Village.  Llano Grande Golf Course (9 holes), Tony Butler Golf Course
(18 holes), Tierra Santa Golf Course (18 holes) and the Executive Golf Course (par 3, 9 holes).  Also Henry Malchuk  (210-338-9569) goes to different
golf courses in the Valley on Mondays.  Info and sign-up sheets for the Leagues are in the small hall on the south wall.  All golfers or want-a-be golfers
are welcome.

Tuesdays 7:00pm to 9:00 Large hall
Karaoke will be on Tuesday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 for the winter season.  ( NO karaoke on Jan. 1).  We hope you will come and enjoy the music
whether you sing, listen, or dance.  There is NO charge.  See you there.
For more info contact:  Rick & Dorothy Schultz, #206, 956-246-3399

Low Impact Aerobics
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am Large Hall 45-50 minutes of exercise
Stretch, strength building and light workout.  Men and women are welcome.  Bring along a small weight for arm exercises.
For more information  call Terry Fisher 210-607-4126

Wednesdays 9:00 am to 12:00 Game Room      If that's too early, come at 10:00!
Thursdays 7:00 pm to  9:00 "
Saturdays 1:00 pm to  3:00 "
Our group welcomes you to play this Chinese tile game that has characteristics of dominoes and rummy. We are very willing to teach anyone new to the
game. For more info call  Donna Wyatt at 956-520-8500

Pegs & Jokers
Thursdays 6:30pm Game Room For info contact:  Mary Clark, 956-373-9901

Wednesdays and Saturdays 1:00pm Pool Room Ladies Pool Contact:  Dee Allen, 720-388-2681
Wednesdays 6:00pm Pool Room Couples Pool Contact:  Tacho Godina, 956-357-5529

Radio Control -- The Ranchero Fender Benders
Thursdays 10:00am Play time at the R/C track
Ranchero Village has a radio controlled car/truck off road track.  The track is located in the grass area between the hall and shuffle board courts. The
track is only grass now, but will be upgraded as time goes on.  We have an official club started with 16 men and women so all are welcome to tone up
your eye/hand coordination skills.   Come join the fun and bring an r/c toy or just come to watch.  There will always be some trucks for you to try your
skills to peak your interest.  We meet for play time on Thursdays at 10:00am until whenever.  If you have a toy the track is always open unless work is
being done to the track.  In the future we will be adding jumps and other challenging things to test your skills.
The Ranchero Fender Benders Club is having Sun Toys from the outlet mall bring a number of radio controlled vehicles for anyone to try to determine if
you would like to get into a fun hobby. Everyone is welcome to try and play on the track.  Event is Thursday January 24 starting at 10:00 AM.
For info contact: Ed Funk, #44 Village Circle, 920-988-4447
Sunday Night Movies 7:00pm Large Hall
Soda and water are available to purchase, and popcorn is available with a donation.  (Thank you to our popcorn making experts). 
Movie schedule:   
Jan. 13 The Book Club
Jan. 27 Oceans 8 For more information  call Terry Fisher 210-607-4126

Yoga Classes
Mondays 10:30am to 11:30 Game Room Bring your own mat.
Fridays    10:00am to 11:00         " For more info contact:  Kim Adair, 956-821-2159

.From the KITCHEN

I would like to thank everyone who helped me to make my Christmas for kids and Christmas for the 8 families a success.  A big thanks to the Fullerton's,
Watts, Brabender's for the food shopping.  A super thanks to the Margo & Memorial Schools for the wonderful Christmas Concert.  If you couldn't make it
you missed a great program.
. Kitchen Coordinator:  Jan Murphy, #132, 616-443-6728

Thanks to Dick and Anna for hosting our Christmas Dinner….It was great!!!
Hamburger Nights
Sat., Jan. 5 5:00 $5.00pp Large Hall Ticket box in small hall.  Bring your own service.

Sat., Jan.19 4:00 Large Hall The Banjo Band    (Pre-dinner entertainment)
Sat., Jan.19 5:00 $5.00pp Large Hall (Really it's Pork Chop Night) 
Ticket box in small hall.  300 person limit.  Bring your own service.
Ice Cream
Weather Warning!!!  Two tasty Ice Cream Storms are forecast to hit Ranchero this January!

Sun. Jan. 13 2:30 to 4:00pm Large Hall. $1 cone or dish  (chocolate or vanilla)
Sun. Jan. 27 2:30 to 4:00pm Large Hall. $2 sundae or $1 cone  (vanilla only)
Cold or warm. Wet or dry.  No matter what the forecast is.  Take some time this January to enjoy some delicious soft serve ice cream.  We’ve been
successfully experimenting with how we serve the soft serve to keep from overwhelming our machine.  This way we can avoid having to buy a new
one.  Thank you for your interest in enjoying the best soft serve available in the valley!

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser    for the NEW "Ranchero Valley Railroad” Club
Thur., Jan. 17 7:00am to 9:00 Small Hall $4.00pp
Help your fellow railroad enthusiasts build a model railroad at Ranchero Village.  A new club is forming and the park has provided residents with space
in the building just north of the RV Rec Hall to give it a home.  John Murphy (#132) is gathering ideas and developing plans for the project.  This
fundraiser will provide some startup money for lumber and other materials.  John will be available at the fundraiser breakfast to talk with residents
interested in being a part of this new club.

Breakfast will be All You Can Eat Pancakes plus sausage, applesauce and juice.  Please show your support and enjoy a fresh hot breakfast.    Toot! 

Biscuits & Sausage Gravy Breakfasts

Sat, Jan. 12 7:30 to 9:30   $4.00  Small Hall. Advance tickets go on sale Sun., Jan. 6
Sat, Jan. 26 7:30 to 9:30   $4.00  Small Hall. Advance tickets go on sale Sun., Jan. 20

Two Southern Style biscuits smothered in White Sausage Gravy. Includes Applesauce and Orange Juice.  Please preregister to help us plan how much
is needed.  A limited amount of extras will also be available for sale to those who develop a last-minute appetite and are willing to risk missing out by
not paying in advance.  Don’t miss out!

Douglas Marth/Mike Donais, #105, 763-263-2282

From the Women's Club

Usually 1st and 3rd  Mondays, 9:00am, in the Large Hall.  No meeting on Mon., Jan 7.  Any other changes will be announced and/or posted.

Sun., Jan. 20 1:00pm to 3:00 Large Hall
Golden Anniversary Party.
Lunch will be served and everyone is invited to join in this celebration.  The party is to celebrate all couples who had their 50th Wedding
Anniversary during 2018 or will have it during 2019. 

Mon., Jan. 21 9:00am Large Hall
Sugar Cane Presentation
A representative from the sugar cane industry will present the program.  Very interesting, as well as very informative.  Men are also invited, as well
as all ladies.
Thur., Jan. 24 1:00pm Large Hall
Border Patrol Presentation Not just for Women's Club, men are invited too.

We want all of the women in the whole park, including the RV section, to know that you are automatically a member of the group, and we encourage and
welcome you to the meetings. Hope to see you all in January.
from the Group Leaders:  Patti, 507-272-1884, Ellie, 313-515-0063, and Margot, 956-472-5760

From the Shufflers
Welcome back, Ranchero residents to our 2019 shuffleboard season.
The Shuffleboard Group encourages all Ranchero Residents to come out and have some fun shuffling.  If you have never played the game before, come
out to the Shuffle Courts on Saturday morning at 9:00am and get some lessons on how to play the game.  Instructors Anne Dehaven, Dee Allen, Denny
Overstreet and Murray Baxter will guide you through the basics of how to play the game.
Mondays at 2:00pm we play Hoss Collar, a fun game for all.  Be part of a team, bring $1.00 and have some fun.  Thursdays at 9:00am, Saturdays at
10:00am and Sundays at 2:00pm are regular Shuffle.  Friday at 9:00am is Friendly Shuffle.  Play a friendly game against teams from a neighboring park. 
Watch for the sign-up sheet in the shuffle shack.
Battle of the Sexes will take place on Sunday, January 13, at 2:00m.  The men won the last battle so the Ladies are out for revenge.  Open only to
residents of Ranchero Village.  Happy Hour to follow.  Welcome.
The Ranchero Village Shuffleboard Tournament will be held February 12th to 14th (Tuesday thru Thursday).  Come down to the Shuffleboard Courts and
watch some great shooting by players from around the Rio Grande Valley.  Have a delicious lunch at the large hall hosted by Jan Murphy and her friends.
The Shuffleboard courts are open every day for use by all Ranchero residents unless a tournament is being hosted.  Try shuffling in the evening on our
lighted courts. Join us at the shuffle courts and have some fun.

From the OFFICE
Safety!  Safety!  Safety!

Let me begin by thanking everyone for carrying their flashlights and turning on their cart lights.  It keeps us all safe and keeps accidents down
as well.  For your ease and convenience, small flashlights will be available for purchase in the office in the upcoming year for anyone who may
still need one, or is considering taking up walking as a New Year's resolution.
Be aware of door to door solicitors.  Although we have a sign clearly posted at the entrance some solicitors still slip by.  If someone comes to
your door that you do not know, don't feel you have to answer.  Immediately call a member of management and, if possible, get a description of
the vehicle.
A reminder to pick up your citrus.  Rodents are attracted to it and they carry disease.  This is something we don't want or need.  Excess citrus
also makes it difficult to read your meters.
Please do not drive your golf cart on the sidewalk in front of the activities room, the game room, the exercise room, or the library.  Someone
exiting those rooms could be hit by a golf cart.

We are already planning for this coming spring.  The entrance to the park will be getting a new look.  We will be planting new and colorful landscaping which
will make the park even more beautiful.


We are once again hosting tended open houses in our brokered homes.  If you have your home listed with us and are scheduled for an open house,
please be sure your home is in prime showable condition.  Here is the schedule.
Mon., Jan. 7 10:00am to 12:00 #87, #205 & #102 1:00pm to 3:00 #268 & #131
Mon., Jan. 14 10:00am to 12:00 #363 & #297 1:00pm to 3:00 #251 & #278
Mon., Jan. 21 10:00am to 12:00 #298 & #353 1:00pm to 3:00 #188

Do NOT park in the carport of a home for sale unless you live there.  It makes it very difficult for the sales team to  show the homes. Thank you for trusting
us to sell your home, and we promise to do the best job we can to insure a smooth transition for you and your buyers.

Other Notices

Village Circle By-Laws Amendments
The Village Circle By-Laws are being amended.  If you would like to see changes to the By-Laws please submit your suggestions in writing to a member
of the committee on or before January 15.  They will be in attendance after the January 14 Village Circle meeting to take your written suggestions, or you
may also deliver or email your suggestions to any member of the committee at the address below.
The Committee consists of: Audrey Keller,  #338 Matador, larandaud@gmail.com <mailto:larandaud@gmail.com>
Terry Maruska,  #269 Posada, tljlmaruska@usfamily.net <mailto:tljlmaruska@usfamily.net>
Char Holub, #397 Village Circle, showlowchar@yahoo.com <mailto:showlowchar@yahoo.com>
Need Crafters to Volunteer
To teach or facilitate a fun craft in the Activity Room on Wednesdays, 1:00pm to 3:00.  Open to anyone who enjoys doing crafts.  Fun way to socialize. 
For info contact:  Mary Clark, 956-373-9901

New Photo Directory
As of now, January is your last chance to have your photo included in the photo directory.  Dates are:
Wed., Jan. 16, up to and including Sat., Jan. 19.
In order for the directory to be a success we need you to participate and show up for our photo session.  Of course, should you be sick, we totally
The directory will include photos of the fun activities we do here at Ranchero Village.  Could you please take a few photos when participating in events
and activities, and forward them to me.  You can email digital files, or I can take a picture of the photo.
Book your photo session appointment today!!
Call or stop by:   Kim Hollingshead, #331 Matador Way, 519-803-1287 kimwaynehollingshead@gmail.com