The Payson Fire Department, Wal-Mart, Bashas' and others have donated case loads of water for the residents of Pine who are without. Stop in at the Pine Fire Station on Hardscrabble Road and pick up what is needed.
Those residents who are physically unable to get to the tanker to fill water jugs or the fire station for bottled water, call the business line of the fire department at 476-4272 for assistance.
The Pine-Strawberry School on Randall Drive in Pine has also opened its doors for residents who need a shower. Shower hours are 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., Saturday and Sunday. Please bring toiletries, including soap and towels. The showers are located in the boys and girls bathrooms of the gym.
The Gila County Emergency Services Water Tanker had to be moved. It is now parked next to the Ponderosa Market on the west side of Highway 87 and Old County Road. The Strawberry Hollow Subdivision has been kind enough to donate the water necessary to keep this tanker full.
Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District
The annual budget meeting for the Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District will be held 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Cultural Hall at the Community Center. This district was formed and funded to search for long-term solutions to the water issues facing Pine and Strawberry.
Pine Library Spotlight Program
The new Spotlight Theme Program kicks off this month, with "Women's Lives, Women's Voices." There is a great display of nearly 100 books on subjects such as women's health, relationships, family life, psychology, self- growth, pioneer women, biographies, fiction, videos and much more. There is also a selection of books focusing on estrogen and menopause. Each month will spotlight another topic. Stop in at the little library on Randall Drive and check it out. For more information call Becky or Breyeh at 476-3678.
Blood Drive Volunteers say Thanks
Thanks to the 90 people who turned up on Tuesday to donate blood and to the 20-plus volunteers who donated their time to make sure it ran smoothly. Thanks also to the P-S School for the use of the gym in this hot weather. United Blood Services will be back in October in the Cultural Hall at the Community Center. Local volunteers will be asking again for an hour of your time to roll up your sleeve and do your part.
In spite of all the event cancellations here in town, there are lots and lots of things to do to wait out this dry spell.
Locals and weekenders alike have found the excitement of a Saturday night bingo game. Sponsored by the Rim Country Kiwanis, games start at 6 p.m. each Saturday night in the Kiwanis Hall at the Community Center in Pine. Costs start at about $10, with $1,000 in prize money possible. Kiwanis members also offer punch cards that will earn you a free set of bingo cards after 10 punches.
P-S PC Users Group Meeting
The Pine/Strawberry PC Users Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 in the Senior Center at the Community Center in Pine.
The group starts with a question and answer period, so bring a friend, a notepad and have your questions ready.
There is a dollar donation per person to cover the cost of the meeting place and use of the projector. At that price you can see that this is truly a non-profit organization. Each month the group focuses on a different topic, this month's topic for the computer user group will feature the three T's: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques.
With any Windows system there is always more than one way to do things. Users constantly find new ways to make work easier (or more difficult).
This session will focus on the different methods that users have found to do things in Windows. Bring tips, tricks, and techniques to share. All of the tips from the previous Windows course will be shown and made available on a handout.
Old-Time Fiddlers Jam
The ever-popular and oh-so-entertaining group of rag-tag musicians known only as the Old-Time Fiddlers will gather once again at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17 in the Cultural Hall at the Community Center in Pine.
It has become a treasured tradition that more than 50 people have been attending. Come early for best seats and remember admission is free.
If you have an instrument or a voice or just a love for music you will be called upon to join the toe-tapping fun.