Where The Elk Roam, Damage Follows

TONTO VILLAGE

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We noticed that the elk are still roaming around the neighborhood. In fact, one of them did a bit of damage to one of our metal sheds and to our fence. It looks as if he got his antlers stuck between the fence and the metal shed, and he poked holes and put dents in the shed. He put up a fight to get free, and he finally did, but he jabbed a big hole in a gallon-size jug of anti-freeze that was stored in the shed.

Don't make it easy

My husband and I take a walk around the Village every day and we notice that there are unattended quads and bicycles near the streets. Several quads have been taken in Tonto Village over the past few weeks. It seems that most of them are being stolen on weekends, so be careful to lock up your quads and bikes and do not make it easy for a thief to take them.

Remembering Earl Randleman

This past Sunday at the Double D Restaurant, a memorial service and a potluck luncheon was held for Earl Randleman. Earl was a 23-year veteran of the Tempe Fire Department. He had made many friends in Tonto Village and Meads Ranch. He spent many weekends in our area. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. All the winnings from the pool tournament were given to Earl's wife Laura and his two daughters.

Pool shots

On Tuesday, the Ladies were at the Landmark in Christopher Creek for their weekly pool games. Jennifer Kiley, Patty Boeschling and Michelle Grundy were the three top winners.

David Snow, David Miller and Willie Morehouse, all from Meads Ranch, were the three top winners of the Sunday tournament.

On the road

My husband and I went to Show Low to Home Depot this past weekend and decided to check out the new road into Christopher Creek. To our dismay, there was only one way in and the same way out. We did not realize that the old highway did not continue on and was barricaded. It was definitely more quiet than I remember in the past. We would like to see the old road open all the way to the new portion of the highway.

Birthdays, etc.

Ed and Pat Brown of Tonto Village III will celebrate their birthdays just a few days apart. Pat's big day was Nov. 11 and Ed's is Nov. 15. Happy birthday to the both of you.

Tonto Village Fire District

The monthly Tonto Village Fire Board meeting will be this Saturday, Nov. 15. It will be held at the fire station starting at 10 a.m. Please be sure that you attend.

Training for LPG fires will be held Nov. 22 at the Mesa del Fire Station. Call Chief J.R. Alliger if you would like to be a part of this important part of firefighting. The number for the fire station is (928) 478-4875 or (928) 478-0404.

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