Visitors Enjoy The Call Of The Wild

CHRISTOPHER CREEK

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People have been coming to Christopher Creek for many years now. The sunsets are just a few of the reasons they come. Walter Dix and his family stayed at my place and took this exceptional photograph of the sunset after the storm behind the cabins.

They said they also enjoyed the call of the wild. They said they listened to the elk carry on all night. It sounded like a screaming match to see who could be the loudest.

But, what they liked the most were the beautiful sunsets, and the last couple of days the moon has been displaying some awesome nights mixed up in the dark clouds. I guess that's why autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Christopher Creek. There is a little orange starting to show up around the community.

Debbie Aschbrenner on Apple Lane is putting out her pumpkins and a few decorations.

Speaking of Apple Lane, it has been named that for at least 50 years now. And, if you missed last Friday's Payson Roundup, you may want to think about the fact that it may be changed to Red Apple Lane. Notice has been given to the Gila County Board of Supervisors to have a public hearing for the naming of and or the renaming of several roads in Hunter Creek, Christopher Creek, and Colcord Road.

The reason for changing is because there are too many duplicate roads throughout Gila County and for 911, they need to remove this problem.

Another example would be Elk Run Road would be changed to Brown Elk Run Drive. There are to be four street changes in Christopher Creek, seven in Hunter Creek, four in Colcord Estates, and six in Ponderosa Springs.

If you object to any of these changes, you have a chance to make a difference.

A public hearing on this matter will be held in the Gila County Board of Supervisors hearing room, Gila County Courthouse, 1400 E. Ash Street in Globe Oct. 21. Alternate petitions of objections in writing must be submitted to the Rural Addressing department by Oct. 3. Direct inquires to Larry Dorame, Rural Addressing Analyst, (800) 304-4452 ext. 8510.

The Ladies 5th Annual Retreat at Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship Chapel is a one-day event this year. It runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9. They will have a salad luncheon, so bring your favorite salad to share. Everyone is welcome to attend. Childcare will be provided. If you are interested you can call Pat Guevara at (928) 478-4122 or Holly Purtee at (928) 478-4337. This year's theme is "Women following their faithful God."

The October festival in Christopher Creek to celebrate the new highway is Oct. 18 and 19. At this time, the highway coming through this small community will be closed for the festival. If you are a crafter and want to sell your wares those days, contact Nancy Olson at (928) 478-4392 or Debbie Aschbrenner at (928) 478-4550. There are still lots of spaces available.

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