On New Year's Day, Bill and I took a short four-wheeling trip on the Control Road toward Mead Ranch and the back road to the Tonto Fish Hatchery. What a great ride.
Some of the road was quite slick with mud and we slid around a bit. What fun.
We were surprised that there were so many vehicles on the road, along with quads and dirt bikes. I guess there were people who had the same idea as we did, to go sliding around in the mud.
Good news from Christopher Creek
The west side of Highway 260 is now open, so it goes all the way through to Tonto Village. That is good news. It is shorter. One of the lady pool players mentioned that to me today. She said that she used the road yesterday, since the ladies pool tournament was held at the Landmark.
The winners were Patty Boeschling, Candy Hart and Phyllis Mullen. They were happy to get back on a regular schedule again.
Jeff Shaw, who is our resident painter in Tonto Village III, is recuperating at home after a short stay at Payson Regional Medical Center. I know everyone wishes him a speedy recovery.
Tonto Village Fire District
Fire Chief J.R. Alliger reminds all residents of the district that Christmas trees are being accepted at the fire station. They will be shredded and used as mulch for the muddy area in back of the fire station.
The monthly fire board meeting for January will be held on Jan. 24 this month. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. at the fire station. The meetings are open to the public and everyone in the district is welcome.
Alliger said that work will start soon on clearing the back of Tonto Village of juniper bushes and scrub as soon as the ground dries up a bit. The work is to ensure that there is a fire break for the homes during the fire season.
Tonto Village Chapel News
A potluck luncheon will be held after church services Jan. 11. This is always a good opportunity to catch up with news from your neighbors and enjoy great food, too.
Bible study classes have resumed after the holidays and are being held at 6 p.m., every Thursday at the Chapel. Pastor Ken Schroth is heading up the discussion of the last book of the Bible, Revelation. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussions.
Tonto Village has a new neighbor and his name is Rodolfo Amaya. He has purchased Lot #103. He hails from Queen Creek. Welcome, Rodolfo, we are happy to have you join our village.