The Community Fire Drill is tomorrow -- Saturday, March 29. Have you thought about what you will do? The first thing you should do is turn on the radio and tune in 1420 AM KMOG -- our local AM station. All agencies will be feeding information to the public via KMOG.
The Pine-Strawberry Emergency Preparedness Task Force is asking you to help notify all Pine-Strawberry residents that this is a drill. Please tell all of your friends and neighbors about this drill.
The task force will be working with the P-S Fire Department, the Forest Service, Gila County Sheriff's Department, the Payson Fire Department and other agencies. It is imperative that everyone follow the instructions given to them. Some areas may be evacuated, some areas will be directed to stay in their homes, and highway closures may be announced. This drill should last one to two hours. During that time your volunteer task force is asking you to think about evacuation and its ramifications for your family. What will you need? Do you have animals that need care? How could you evacuate if asked? Remember and remind others, if you hear the sirens please tune to 1420 AM -- KMOG radio.
Science Fair at P-S Elementary
Budding scientists from the P-S Junior High (that is sixth, seventh and eighth grade) will display their projects in the halls of the elementary school from March 31 to April 4. Local judges will review each project and assess it on its own merits.
The public is invited to view the hard work the students have put out during normal school hours, just stop in at the office first. Here is just one more example of the good things our students and staff are doing.
School Fund Raising
Target sent P-S a check for $91.46 -- 1 percent of purchases made with a Target Visa or Target Guest Card made at a Target or at target.com and one-half percent for the purchases on a Target Visa made anywhere else. Thanks for supporting your community school.
If you have questions about the Target Take Charge of Education program -- check the website at www.target.com or call the school at 476-3283.
Cans for the Humane Society
The Pine-Strawberry Fire Department now has spotted trash cans. The black and white containers are outside each station, in Pine on Hardscrabble Road and in Strawberry on Fossil Creek Road. The trash cans are for aluminum cans only. The cans will go to the Payson Humane Society to help offset the cost of feed and care for the animals. The Dalmatian style cans are hard to miss. So gather your aluminum cans and take them to the nearest station.
No Easter Egg Hunt
The bark beetle strikes again! The Rim Country Kiwanis have sadly made the decision to cancel this year's annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Pine Trailhead.
The Kiwanis members are concerned over the potentially hazardous weakened and dead trees that are leaning over the hunt areas. This is a well-attended and much-loved tradition in Pine-Strawberry and the Kiwanis promise to bring it back next year, once the area is safe.