Payson Graduate Becomes Ensign

TONTO VILLAGE

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Chuck and Linda Stailey certainly have every reason to be proud of their son, Charles Eric Stailey. He recently completed Naval Reserve Officer Training in San Diego at San Diego State University. He now holds the rank of ensign.

Ensign Stailey grew up in Tonto Village, and graduated from Payson High School, class of 1991. He enlisted in the Navy in January 1992, and has gone up the ranks in the 10 years that he has been in the Navy. He is married to Lisa and has two children who help hold down the homestead in Murietta, Calif., when he is on duty. He is now in the last graduating class for the Enlisted Commissioning Program in Rhode Island and will finish that program in October and will be assigned to the USS Arleigh Burke in Norfolk, Virginia.

Tonto Village is truly proud of all his accomplishments.

Where the wildlife roam

The wildlife is still very active in Tonto Village, the elk are eating their way down Johnson Boulevard every morning and there was a report of a mountain lion being sighted roaming around the village Monday.

Be aware of where your small animals are at all times. This critter must be pretty hungry to come so close to humans.

Milestones

Adding another birthday candle this week is Doug Dearden (Aug. 25) and longtime Village resident Jimmie Ashley (Aug. 27).

Danny Cain needs our get well wishes. He had an unfortunate accident on his quad, and he needs our support, so hurry and get back on your feet, Danny.

Pool sharks

The pool tournament on Sunday afternoon was very successful for Doug Paul, Betty Koutz and Linda Stailey. The big winners in Tuesday's nine ball tournament were Nancy Olson, Linda Stailey, and Michelle Grundy. It looks like Linda Stailey's pool stick is smoking.

Labor Day bonanza

Don't forget the big Labor Day Weekend celebration Aug. 31.

There will be a barbecue, a Kids-n-Kritter parade and make sure you dress up your quad and join in the procession. Even casino fun will take place on the patio of the Double D Restaurant starting at noon.

All the proceeds go to the Auxiliary to the Tonto Village Fire District and in turn help purchase equipment for the fire stations.

Please come and spend some of your holiday with us.

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