Just a reminder for January -- All meetings will be moved forward due to the fact that January 1st falls on a Monday. The normally scheduled first
Women's Club Meeting will not be meeting on January 8th, due to the Woodcarvers Yearly Show. The Village Circle meetings will be on the
15th and 29th of January, and the Women's Club Meeting on the 22nd.
All entertainment listed below is for 2018, starts at 7:00pm, and costs $8.00
Sun., Jan. 7 The Magic of Floyd Cramer with Jason Coleman (grandson)
Wed., Jan. 17 Lindley Creek
Sun., Jan., 28, The Punches Family
Thurs., Mar. 1 4 His Glory (Gospel Show)
For info on entertainment, contact Kerry #211 Siesta Way 269-599-6845
All dances are 7:00 to 10:00pm, on Fridays, unless noted otherwise
NEW YORK NEW YEAR'S EVE
Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 8:00pm to Midnight
Doors open at 7:00pm
$15.00pp Advance tickets required
Dec. 29, 2017, 3:00 to 4:30 Pass the Hat Friday Afternoon Dance, featuring Diego
Hot dogs, popcorn, mix, and ice available, BYOB
Jan. 12, 2018 $8.00pp Pelican West Advanced tickets available..
Jan. 19, 2018, 3:00 to 5:00 Pass the Hat Friday Afternoon Dance, featuring Jack Nelson
Hot dogs, popcorn, mix, and ice available, BYOB
Sunday, Jan. 21, 3:00 pm FREE Texas Ramblers Orchestra. Big Band Ballroom Dance
Jan. 26 $10.00pp The Cruisers Advanced tickets available
Feb. 9 $10.00pp The Agency Advanced tickets available
Feb. 23 $6.00pp Hot Rodz Advanced tickets available
Mar. 9 $6.00pp Bushrider Dave Band
All dances are open to the public.
All dances subject to advance tickets.
All dances and prices subject to change.
Ice, Mix & popcorn available...BYOB
For Friday Afternoon Dances, contact: Judy Moore #26 815-262-1590
For other dances ticket sales and info, contact: #365 Hombre Way 956-351-5856
18th Annual Ranchero Woodcarving Show & Sale
Mon. Jan.8 8:00 am to noon Large Hall Free admission
Beautiful wood carvings on display. Some items may be purchased. Woodcarving tools and supplies for sale. Coffee & homemade cinnamon rolls for
sale, starting at 8:00am.
For more info, stop in at the Carving Shop, or contact: Gene Vener #213 320-241-1558
MOKA Potluck Cancelled
Sat. Jan.13 12 noon
This is the 1st annual Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas together celebration. It will be a potluck at noon.
Sign-up sheets will be posed later. If you are interested in helping plan the event, please contact:
Jane Phillips #253 816-797-3735
Sun. Jan.14 2:30 pm Gourmet Ice Cream served
Mr. Mobile Home Insurance Agency
Mon. Jan.15 after the Village Circle Meeting Small Hall
They will be available to answer any insurance questions and to give mobile home insurance quotes.
Clear Hearing Design
Thur. Jan.18 11:30 Large Hall
They will give hearing testing.
Craft and Vendor Sales
Thur. Jan. 25 8:00 to noon Large Hall
Serving pancakes (all you can eat), orange juice, sausage and applesauce, 7:00 am to 11:00. $4.00
Thur. Feb. 22 8:00 to noon Large Hall
For information and space bookings (still available) contact: Char Holub #397 941-830-4227
Sat. Jan.27 12 noon Large Hall
Calling all Canadians to celebrate Canada Day. Come and be entertained, enjoy a pizza lunch and have a
chance to win some prizes. Come out and celebrate!!
Tickets will go on sale in early January....last day for sales will be Monday January 22.
Tickets will be available at Village Circle meetings, or through:
Bill and Wendy
Merriott #25 Village Circle
Go With Jo Tours and our new Travel Guy (Larry Keller)
Mon. Jan.29 after the Village Circle Meeting Small Hall
The Travel Guy is Back. I will be taking care of your travel needs again. Posters and information are and will continue to be posted in the same corner
of the small hall. A Go With Jo representative will be at available after the Village Circle meeting, so stop in if you have any travel questions, or are
interested in a certain travel destination.
My contact info is: Larry Keller email@example.com 956-312-6803
Quilts and Needlework Show
Thur. Feb.1 1:00 to 3:00 Large Hall Free admission Tea and cookies will be served.
A donation box will be available to help with charity quilts. Come see the beautiful work that our quilters, needle arts and knitters have done.
To show your work, please be at the Large Hall between 9:00 and 11:00am to register your items.
For more information, contact: Diana Pagel 515-710-3592
Ranchero Trivia Extravaganza
Mon. Feb. 5 7:00 pm Large Hall Entry fee: $1.00 per player Entry deadline Monday, Jan. 29
Teams of 5 or 6, maximum of 18 teams. Each team must have a leader and a name. Couples or individuals who wish to be on a team, and for
information and entry forms, contact:
Audrey Keller #338 Matador 956-312-6803
Zinalda Fitzpatrick #278 Posada 210-390-9636
Sat. Feb.10 12 noon $8.00 per person Lunch - Prizes - Entertainment
Sign up after the Village Circle meeting on Jan. 15 or Jan 29. Deadline to sign up is Feb. 5.
Contacts: Cote #510 320-267-5556
Kantti #569 218-348-6151
Strusz #542 507-456-4762
Fridays 11:00 am Pins and Ques in Weslaco
Mondays &Fridays 1:00 pm Small Hall Contract Bridge
Tuesdays 7:00 pm Small Hall Duplicate Bridge - you need a partner
Wednesdays 7:00 pm Card Room Contract Bridge - you need a partner
Bridge players, please join us. Everyone welcome.
Church Services Ranchero Village Church
Sundays 9:00 am Large Hall Bell Choir on 2nd and 4th Sundays at 8:50 am
Everyone is invited to come and join us at our weekly nondenominational worship service. You will find a friendly casual atmosphere in which to
worship. Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month. Our Bell choir performs on the second and fourth Sundays at 8:50, prior to
the regular service.
Bell choir practices at 4:00 pm on the Thursday preceding the Sunday they play. Regular choir practices each Saturday at 8:00 am in the large hall.
NEW MEMBERS are always welcome to both the Bell choir and the regular Choir. Please consider joining us.
Bible Study is held at 4:00 pm in the Activity room beginning on January 7. We would love to have you join us.
Computer Classes 2017-2018
Tuesdays 2:00pm RV Hall Computer Classes beginning Jan. 9 through February
Fridays 2:00pm RV Hall Computer Troubleshooting beginning Jan. 5 through February
Jan. 23rd and Feb. 6th iPad Classes will replace computer classes
Please sign up in the big hall for the iPad classes so we know how many plan on attending. We will be covering iPad basics and answering any
questions you may have.
Jan. 9th computer class will be covering Using a browser- Home page, tools, Google, Bing (finding information), and sending Greeting Cards Online
We will also be poling those attending on what they would like us to cover this year. Topics we’ve covered in the past have been:
Email Usage -Addressing, Attachments, Downloading, Getting rid of headers,
Basic Word Processing, Formatting text, Copy/Paste/Moving/Deleting, Inserting graphics
Using a flash drive - moving items from computer to the flash drive and vice versa,
Labels & Database - How to make address labels and a database to save your Christmas list or as an address book.
We will consider any topic that you would like us to cover.
HANDOUTS GIVEN AT ALL CLASSES SO COME EVEN IF YOU DON’T HAVE A LAPTOP TO BRING TO CLASS!
If you have questions or problems you may contact:
Vickie Roop RV572 260-483-0414 firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Flannery #71 Village Circle 956-376-1102 email@example.com
Tuesdays 7:00 pm Large hall
We welcome listeners as well as participants.
For more information contact: Rick & Dorothy Schultz #206 956-246-3399
Low Impact Aerobics
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am Large Hall 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 956-520-7227.
Tuesdays 1:00 pm to about 3 Activity Room
Every Tuesday afternoon quilters get together and share ideas plus learn new techniques from each other. Come out and join us if you are a quilter or
want to be a quilter.
Thursdays 9:00 am Activity Room Charity quilting
Come and join them to help a good cause. Even if you can’t sew they need people to iron or tie.
Wednesdays 9:00 am Activity Room
Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10:00 am Exercise in the Ranchero Swimming pool
Wednesday Night Movies
Wednesdays unless otherwise noted 7:00 pm Large Hall
Soda and water are available to purchase, and popcorn is available with a donation. (Thank you to our popcorn making experts).
If you wish you can bring some school supplies (pencils, erasers, scribblers etc.) or hygiene items (tooth brush, tooth paste, deodorant, shampoo etc.)
Dec. 27 Megan Leavey
Jan. 10 Stronger
Sunday, Jan. 21 Gifted
From the KITCHEN
Jan. 6 5:00 $5.00 Large Hall Hamburgers
4:00 Large Hall Denny and the Banjo Guys
5:00 $5.00 Large Hall Hamburgers
Tickets go on sale the Sunday before Hamburger Night.
Sunday afternoons, 2:30 to 4:00PM Large Hall.
Jan. 7 Ice Cream Cones $1.00
Jan. 28 Ice Cream Sundaes $2.00 (or $1 cone)
Biscuits and Gravy, and Coffee
Jan. 13 8:00 am to 9:00 $4.00
Jan. 27 8:00 am to 9:00 $4.00
Craft Sale Breakfast
Jan. 25 7:00 to 11:00 am $4.00
We will be serving pancakes, all you can eat, orange juice, sausage and applesauce.
From the Women's Club
Usually 1st and 3rd Mondays, 9:00 am, in the Large Hall. But every month is different, so note changes below.
Tue., Jan. 9 1:00 pm (leave clubhouse at 11:00 am) The Christmas House $8.00
We have reserved 15 tickets for the Santa’s Texas Workshop and The Christmas House in Falfurrias. This is a one story ranch home. Each room of the
house is decorated and the theme and decorations change each year to make return trips enjoyable. Plan to spend at least 2½ - 3 hours as you take
the guided tour. Check out more details on the bulletin board and sign up if you wish to attend. Note that this will take up most of the day as it is a 1½
hour drive to get there. If you have any questions about any event, or the Women's Club, please contact:
Kim Adair 613-392-9644
Kathy Davies 316-518-0380
Mon., Jan. 22 9:00 am Large Hall Border Patrol
The Border Patrol will be speaking at our meeting. All residents (including men) are invited to attend. There are always changes happening in our border
crossings so please come out and get your questions answered by a border patrol liaison.
Fri., Feb. 2 1:00 to 3:00 pm Large Hall Fashion Show
Lela DeNoble hosts our Fashion Show, with dessert, tea and coffee provided by the Women’s Club. There is no charge for this event. Lionel's Western
Wear, Bon Worths and the Dress Barn are loaning out their clothes to our models with the hopes of good advertising and encouraging people to come
out to browse their stores. All Ranchero ladies are invited to attend. Come on out and enjoy!
Mon., Feb. 5 9:00am Large Hall Weslaco Museum
Joe Vidales from the Weslaco Museum will be speaking about past events that have taken place at the Museum, such as a fashion show where all the
outfits were created with the use of fruits and vegetables. Everyone from Ranchero is invited (including the men). We have had Mr. Vidales as a guest
speaker before and he is always well spoken, knowledgeable and very interesting to listen to.
.From the OFFICE
Happy New Year y'all !! It's hard to believe we are almost halfway through yet another season here at Ranchero Village. Just a few quick notes and
Please make sure you are picking up dropped citrus at least every other day. We have an abundance of possums this year and if we make it harder for
them to find food, they will move elsewhere.
Do NOT park in the driveways of homes for sale unless you live or rent there. It makes it difficult to maneuver around when showing the home. Also do
not park on the empty pads.
If you are renting a home here in the park from a private owner and you have maintenance issues, you must contact the homeowner. For liability reasons,
our staff CANNOT touch anything inside or outside your home that is not park property. It is a good idea to have a list of plumbers, electricians,
handymen, etc. that you can call on. Be sure to also take that list home with you in case of emergency in the summer months.
We do NOT allow soliciting here in the park, so if you see someone going door to door, or someone comes to your home trying to sell goods or services,
please note the vehicle, and contact the office immediately. NEVER allow someone into your home that you do not know, or did not invite.
As alway, we wish for you a year of good health, good friends and good living !!
From the TEAM at RANCHERO SALES
Looking for a new home, or know someone who is? We have several new homes in the park, as well as listings through Ranchero Sales. With over 32
sales for 2017, whatever your needs, whatever your budget, we have something just right for you.
We will have hosted open houses for those privately owned homes listed with Ranchero Sales. We are also available by stopping in or calling the office
for an appointment.
January's Open House Schedule:
Monday, Jan. 8 10-12 am #107 & 370 1-3 pm #59 & #20
Monday, Jan. 15 10-12 am #297 & 363 1-3 pm #16 & #355
Monday, Jan. 22 10-12 am #275 & 212 1-3 pm #4
Monday, Jan. 29 10-12 am #375 1-3 pm #137 & #391
From the Shufflers
Welcome back, Ranchero Residents, to our 2018 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. Get a partner and play a friendly game against teams from a
The Ranchero Village Shuffleboard Tournament will be held February 13th to 15th (Tuesday-Thusday). Come down to the Shulffleboard 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.
There is a list of Committee Chairpersons posted on the east wall of the Small Hall. Please direct your questions and concerns to the appropriate
committee chairperson. If you have any changes to the list, please write it on the list and it will be updated. Terry Maruska, President VCC 651-
Nominations for VCC Officers
Nominations for officers for the Village Circle Club are being taken now. The President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and Member-at-Large
positions are available at this time. Please notify me so nominee names can be put on the ballot for the meeting January 29, 2018. Terry
Maruska, President VCC 651-788-6338
A big thanks to everyone who brought gifts, or gave money, for Jan's Christmas For Kids. It was a big success this year.
God's Worthy Women Conference
Saturday, Feb. 19
The 10th Annual God's Worthy Women Conference will be held at Victoria Palms. The speaker this year is Cheryl Perkins of Ambassadors of Grace.
The $35 registration fee includes the conference, breakfast brunch, luncheon and door prizes. For more information or to pre-register, contact:
Barbara Ostermaier at 580-747-3645, or come by her house at #17 Village Circle.
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Put submissions in Vista box in Small Hall, or bring to Phyl Tell at #42 Village Circle, or by email at
articles not accepted by phone
for questions only, 956-968-9435 or 956-373-6067