Election Season Begins With Democratic Primary

TONTO VILLAGE

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The Democratic Presidential Primary was held Tuesday in Arizona. I hope everyone is happy with the choice that Arizona made.

On a personal note, I was at the R-C Ranch for the day, which was the site for the Zane Gray District. he site was a drop-off point for mail-in ballots not mailed by you and to vote if that was your preference.

There were many mail-in ballots that were returned to Dixie Mundy of the Gila County Election Boardin Globe, because of incorrect addresses. I was asked to take along voter registration forms for everyone in Tonto Village who did not receive a mail-in ballot, and to correct the wrong addresses.

I now have these forms and ill get in touch with each of you in the next few weeks. Please fill out the forms and mail them to Globe. This ensures each voter of receivingample ballots and mail-in ballots for the primary and the general elections this year.

For those of you who live in other areas who did not receive a mail-in ballot this time, either contact meat (928) 478-4575 or call Dixie Mundy at (800) 291-4452, ext. 4452n Globe.I will make sure that you receive a voter registration form.
I did make a boo-boo last week, I mentioned that Independent registrants could also vote on Tuesday,that was not correct, I apologize if I caused any inconvenience for anyone.

Tonto Village Fire District News

The monthly meeting of the Tonto Village Fire Board will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, at the fire station. All board meetings are open to the public and you are invited to attend and participate.

Chief J.R. Alliger is recovering very well after surgery on his wrist. There will be no driving for the chief for a time, but Wally Onizchak , assistant chief of Station 62, Mead and Collins Ranch will be on call to assist.

Birthdays, etc.

Retis Walker, who plays dominoes with our Wednesday ladies group, celebrated her 81st birthday Feb. 1. Way to go, Retis!
Phyllis Mullen, who is our local real estate agent extraordinaire, had her big day Feb. 2. She's pretty good pool player as well.

Lorraine "Bo" Mathews, had heray Feb. 5. Lorraine is one of our fire board members and she too plays a mean game ofine-ball.

Happy birthday to all of you.

New House Numbers

Eventually, every house in Gila County willave a four-digit house number for the 911 emergency response team along with the Department of Health. 911 will provide the numbers within the next six months and everyone will be instructed as to where the numbers should go on your house.The 911 team will also be using GPS torack where the house is for emergencies.
Gila County has the distinction of being the first county in the state o beart ofthis type of house numbering as part of the response system.

If you would like more information on this process, contact Trudy Corey at the dispatcher's office at (928) 474-5177.

Since Tonto Village has received about four inches of snow as of last night, everyone needs to be reminded to keep all vehiclesff the roads so that the snow plow can clear the streets. If there are too many vehicleslocking the way, the plow will not even attempt to clear the street.

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