The big news this week was that my husband, Bill, was summoned for jury duty in Globe.
For anyone who has not had the privilege of serving the Superior Court in our county seat, it was quite an adventure.
The trip from Tonto Village is exactly 100 miles to the courthouse. We left at 6:25 a.m. and arrived at 8:15 a.m. Bill had to report at 8:45 a.m. so we had time for a cup of coffee and a donut, which was provided by the court.
Jury selection is a long drawn out process and it took all morning. Bill was the last one drawn before lunch. We were told to return at 2 p.m. for the final selection. He was not selected. The case was a civil one and would have lasted until Thursday evening.
The next step was to pick up a check for the mileage only. We found out that although we had spent most of the day for jury selection, you do not get paid the $12 as a juror does, only mileage.
My husband's comment as we left for home was, "Happiness is Globe in my rear view mirror."
Tonto Village Fire District News
There will be a fire board meeting at 10 a.m., this Saturday, Aug. 9, at the fire station. Please be sure to attend.
There will also be an auxiliary meeting at 10 a.m. next Saturday, Aug. 16 at the fire station. The main item on the agenda will be finalizing the work crew and the ordering of the food supplies for the Labor Day celebration Aug. 30.
A reminder also that there will be a bake sale going on throughout the day. Be thinking about what you will be baking and then call Louise Bossert at (928) 478-4650 or Carol Fulp at (928) 478-4839, and they will put your name down for whatever you want to bake.
Remember to sign up for the Kids N Kritters and Quads Parade at the Double D Restaurant. Ethel Cain is in charge of the line-up. Ethel's phone number is (928) 478-4332 if you need more details. The raffle tickets for the Sunbeam outdoor grill and the beautiful patriotic quilt are being sold at the restaurant and any Auxiliary member. The cost is $1 for one or six for $5. The proceeds from the ticket sales will help defray costs to replenish the emergency supplies on our rescue vehicle.
Guess who is coming out of retirement?! None other than our favorite Realtor in Tonto Village, Phyllis Mullen. Last Friday, Phyllis reactivated her Realtor license with Diamond Realty Commercial in Scottsdale. Phyllis had hung her shingle there for a number of years before she decided to retire. We are happy that she has decided to become active again. Phyllis is also a notary public, and would be happy to notarize those important papers for you.
It has been a long dry spell for Phyllis. She won first place in Tuesday's pool tournament that was held in Christopher Creek at the Landmark, besides deciding to go back to work. Great going Phyllis on both counts.
The other winners for Tuesday were Candy Hart and Lorraine "Bo" Mathews. Cliff Landrum, from Mead's Ranch took top honors Sunday afternoon with Doug Paul and Earl Randalman also from Mead's Ranch shooting for second and third places.
Tonto Village Chapel has completed the renovation projects started a few months ago. Everyone is invited to look at the new additions to the chapel. It was almost standing-room only for the services this past Sunday. There will be a potluck luncheon starting about 12:30 p.m., this Sunday, Aug. 10. Everyone is invited to partake of the fine food and visiting with your neighbors.