Monday Morning Memo

October 12, 2020                Esperanza Estates                    Green Valley, AZ
EE Mystery Spot
Do you know where in Esperanza Estates this is?
Photo by Hugh Rhine
8:30 AM
7:00-9:00 AM
EE Book Club Is This Thursday
The first EE Book Club meeting will be Thursday, October 15, at 10:00, in the Ramada.  Everyone is asked to wear masks and sit with a sensible amount of distance between persons.  There are plenty of tables to use. The book this month is Every Note Played by Lisa Genova.  Linda Sielken will lead the discussion. Please come prepared with your suggestions of books for the group. Please call Linda with questions, 908-240-1887.
EEHOA Board Meeting Monday, Oct 19
The next EEHOA Board Meeting will be next week, Monday, Oct. 19.  It will be held online via Zoom at 1 pm.  Instructions for joining the meeting will be sent out later.
Smoke in Our Air
We've had some smoky days days this summer with more last week from wildfires south of us.  If you are concerned about potential health risks and restricted visibility, you can check the Pima County pollution-monitoring website for current information. 
Voting Information
Thought you might like to see the voting information again....just in case....
If you wish to drop off your vote by mail ballot, rather than mailing it, you may do so at the early voting site which is:

The Good Shepherd Church
17750 S. La Canada
Sahuarita, AZ 85629

Curbside ballot drop off: available starting Monday, October 19, 9am - 5pm

Early voting is available:
10/26 through 10/30
Monday - Friday
9 am - 5 pm

Emergency Voting is available:
Saturday, 10/31, 9 am - 3 pm
Monday, 11/2, 8 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, November 3, 6 am 7 pm

For more information, please see: or call the elections department in Pima County at 520-724-4330. 
Texting Election
Source:  KVOA TV Tucson 
With just weeks before election day efforts to reach voters digitally are intensifying.
"If there is a screen in front of you, the campaigns are going to use it to reach you, whether it's television, social media, right through your phone through text messages," says Cameron University's Professor Richard Longoria. Texts are  particularly potent because the average American checks their phone about 100 times per day. Some are even calling this year "The Texting Election."
Texts from both political parties are flooding phones for voters who never signed up to receive them. The Trump campaign says it will send out more than a billion text messages by election day.
They're able to do so in part because of actions you may have taken in the past.
"Unfortunately, at some point, you probably unwittingly gave up your information," explains CNET's Roger Cheng.  Whether it was for a survey, service, or retailer, often that data is sold to third parties, including campaigns that match it up with public voter information.  As long as there is a human on the other end, those unsolicited texts are legal, but there is a way to opt-out.
"It's actually fairly easy. If you get a text message that you don't want, just reply "stop" and they are obligated to stop sending you messages going forward," Cheng explains.  Unfortunately, that doesn't guarantee you won't continue to get texts from different numbers.
History of Early Green Valley
Green Valley Radio, KGVY, is airing "How Unique Is My Valley," by Thao Tiedt, President of the Green Valley Council, in a series of three Friday ½ hour presentations on the "Cracker Barrel" program. It has aired on Oct 2 and 9. The last program will be on Oct. 16, at 11:30. Just tune into KGVY 1080 AM or 101.5 FM. Thao's presentation addresses the history of early Green Valley as learned through various resources including reading all issues of the GV News from 1964-1980.  If you missed the first programs, you can access them on the Green Valley Radio website.
COVID Data for Pima County
Source:  Green Valley Council
PIMA COUNTY NOW HAS OWN DATA DASHBOARD TO TRACK COVID:  Take a look at the new website, You can find out, by zip code, how many cases an area has had, how many people have died and various demographics about those people. For zip code 85614, which covers most of Green Valley, there have been 344 cases and 56 deaths. In Green Valley, more women have become sick than men but more men have died than women. Zip code 85622 has recorded 54 cases and 13 deaths. We will continue to report COVID's progress to you using this new and exciting tool. Thanks to the County Health Department for bringing this valuable data on line in a way all of us can understand!
Source:  Unknown
Source: The Far Side
Source: Shut The Front Door

Someone just used my driveway to turn around and now I'm standing outside with two open beers and a lonely face.
Source:  Neighbor Jim Sollars
Why did the art thief's car run out of gas as he drove away from the museum?
Because he had no Monet to buy Degas to make the Van Gogh.
Source:  Unknown
A car full of Irish nuns is sitting at a traffic light in downtown Dublin, when a bunch of rowdy drunks pull up alongside of them.
"Hey, show us yer tits, ya bloody penguins!" shouts one of the drunks.
Quite shocked, Mother Superior turns to Sister Mary Immaculata and says, "I don't think they know who we are; show them your cross."
Sister Mary Immaculata rolls down her window and shouts, "Piss off, ya fookin' little wankers, before I come over there and rip yer balls off!"
Sister Mary Immaculata then rolls up her window, looks back at Mother Superior, quite innocently, and asks, "Did that sound cross enough?"
Source:  Jester's Court
Source:  Unknown
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Let's keep Esperanza Estates laughing!!
The Mystery Spot location is  at Mountain View Park
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