Is It The Calm Before The Storm?

TONTO VILLAGE

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All's quiet in Tonto Village these days.

Kind of like the calm before the storm.

I guess that everyone is recuperating from the holidays and is gaining energy for the next big holiday. Could that be Valentine's Day?

No sooner had the New Year made its appearance, the stores were stocking all sizes and shapes of hearts and all kinds of candy.

The stores start tempting us right away and you know what happens with that. You buy the candy, and eat it before Valentine's Day is here, and then you have to go buy more. Of course, isn't that what the stores are expecting us to do?

One of the resolutions I have made for the New Year is learning more about the Bible. For example, how many of you know anything about the Disciple Phillip? How about Daniel? Well, I intend to stick by this decision to learn more about the people in the Bible by going to more Bible study groups.

One group that I attended last Thursday is called the Rim Country Bible Break, and was at the Mountain Bible Church in Payson. This group is unique in that it is particularly designed for women and uses the same scheduling as the school year. Even child care is provided.

Thursday was the kickoff brunch for the new semester and the special speaker was Betsy Butler. This group of ladies meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

If this is of interest to you, call Kathy Pirch at 474-2004.

Don't forget that Tonto Village also has its own Bible study group that meets at the Tonto Village Chapel every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

If you would like more information call Pat or Dick Watson at 478-4218 or Pastor Ken Schroth at 474-0915.

Fire on the mountain

A burn has been scheduled this weekend for all the brush and limbs collected by the volunteers in the island between the Control Road and Johnson Boulevard. If you would like to help, contact Chief J.R. Alliger at 478-0404 or 478-4875 or talk to any of the volunteer firemen in the village to find out the time it will get started.

Milestones

Candy Hart, one of our regular pool players, will add another candle to her birthday cake on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Happy Birthday, Candy.

A note of sadness this past week, one of our residents, Lori Mulvey lost her sister, ‘Beez', this past Saturday in Mesa. Our hearts and our prayers go out to you in your time of sorrow, Lori.

Pool sharks

The pool games are going on every week and seem to be very lucky for the fellows on Sundays. Cliff Landrum, Sam Coe and Chuck Huth took top honors leaving the girls out cold. The girls took over on Tuesday though, and Kara Shaw, Patty Boeshling and Lorraine ‘Bo' Mathews walked away with the top three places. Congratulations to all the winners.

Please keep your vehicles off the streets during the winter season.

As I have said in previous columns, the snow plow will not clear the snow accumulation if there are vehicles blocking the streets. There also needs to be room enough for our emergency vehicles to get through the streets when an emergency arises.

Please be considerate of your neighbors and don't block the streets. When there is ice present on our streets, please slow down; there were a few fender benders in the village after our last snow storm because people did not remember that there was ice underneath the snow and did not slow down.

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