The witches of Tonto Village have returned. But, again, their motor skills are not up to par and they lost their sense of direction and broadsided right into the trees at Jerry and Jan Farmer's home and at the Double D Restaurant. Ouch.
They must have been attracted to all the Halloween decorations that are adorning the homes in our area, or maybe they were on their way somewhere else and their radar went haywire. Or maybe, they got here just a bit too early for the "Tacky, Sleazy and Seedy" costume party this coming Saturday, Oct 30 at the Double D hosted by Danny and Ethel Cain.
There will be a $50 first prize for best costume and Willie Nourse of Lazy Hoss Metal Works has donated a handmade item from his shop that will go to the second-place prize winner. The fun will start at 7 p.m. so be there in your creation of a tacky, sleazy and seedy costume and bring your camera, too. I am sure that there will be some weird costumes.
Tonto Village Fire District
and Fire Sirens Auxiliary
The drawing of the Hawken Powder rifle was held at a special meeting of the auxiliary this past Saturday. The lucky winner was S. Benbow from the Buckeye Fire Department. Mr. Benbow was in the village hunting for elk and happened to buy a few tickets while he was here, and I did not get to find out if he had a successful hunt, but he sure was lucky enough to win the rifle.
Chief J.R. Alliger suggests that all villagers clean their yards of pine needles and leaves. Do not wait until this spring when the fire danger is higher.
The upside to raking your leaves now is that they make good mulch for your garden, or will be a fine addition to your compost heap.
For those of you who have picked up your new house numbers for the 911 emergency system, please make sure that you fill out the paperwork and give the red and yellow sheets back to the fire chief.
Get well wishes to Bob Manning of Tonto Village III . Bob had gall bladder surgery last week and is now home under the loving care of his wife, Elinor, and his daughter, Chris. Bob loves hamburger, but now he needs to have the hamburger pureed. If there are good neighbors who would like to bring him some good food, you might want to keep that in mind. We wish you a speedy recovery, Bob.
Bear Flat News
On Oct. 12, 2004, this tiny community lost one of its longtime residents. Paul Coleman died after a long illness. Paul was born on July 30, 1910 and had been a regular summertime resident in the third meadow for many years.
Sincere condolences to Paul's family for their loss.
Remember to vote Tuesday, Nov 2. Tonto Village will be electing fire board members, so make sure that if you did not mail in your ballot, go to the R-C Boy Scout Camp between the hours of 6 a.m and 7 p.m. and cast your vote for your favorite candidates.
My husband, Bill, and I will again be there bright-eyed and bushy-tailed ready to accept your ballots, along with Linda Stailey and Jeff and Dee Daniels.
See you there.
Betty Koutz, Kara Shaw and Patty Boeschling were the top winners for the Tuesday evening ladies tournament. "Bo" Douglas, Phyllis Mullen and Michael Bryan were the three top winners on Sunday afternoon. Congratulations to all the winners.
Players are welcome on either day, but Tuesdays are for ladies only.