Quad Squad Chooses Winners

CHRISTOPHER CREEK

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The Christopher Creek Quad Squad went out Christmas Eve for the annual ride on their decorated quads, golf carts and pretty much anything that ran, to judge the best-decorated houses. Duane and Judy Hansel were all decorated up but had no place to go. The starter went out in their golf cart and they could not participate, but that didn't stop them from enjoying the evening. Dale and Shelly Hansen judged the homes, and first place went to Duane and Judy Hansel, while second place went to Shane Webb. Thanks to everyone who decorated their homes for the holidays.

Landmark New Year's

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Duane and Judy Hansel were stuck when the starter went out in their golf cart and they could not participate in judging the decorations contest.

Saturday is New Year's Eve, and if you want to celebrate, the Landmark is ringing in the new year in style. In the restaurant, prime rib will be served, along with regular menu items. In the saloon, there will be live music with Loaded Pistols to bring in the new year, starting at 8 p.m. There will be party favors and the famous complimentary champagne tower at midnight.

Birthdays

Christopher Creek residents celebrating birthdays in January include: Mel Milhon (Jan. 1); Betty Mason (Jan. 3); Jean Gardner and Kasey Hamilton (Jan. 6); Rose Ann Self (Jan. 7); Barbara Foreman (Jan. 8); Bob Wells (Jan. 18); Charles Byrne (Jan. 20); Duane Rowley, Kip Mystrom and Candy Hart (Jan. 21); Dan Christian (Jan. 22); Deloris Dale (Jan. 25); Caren Christenson, and Keith Tharp (Jan. 27); and Marilyn Salomon (Jan. 30). Tonto Village columnist Janet Snyder and I are New Year's babies. I knew there was something about her that I liked. Wishing a happy birthday to all of you.

Looking back

Can you believe it's almost the end of the year and the beginning of another? Where does time go? As we look back on the last 12 months, we realize it wasn't a very good year for many people. We realize that our country has many issues. Many have lost their homes and their loved ones to floods, hurricanes and other forces of nature in 2005. Many have lost loved ones fighting in the war. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of them. This new year, look in the mirror in the morning, smile and say, "I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed. Winners make things happen. Losers let things happen." Be blessed this new year.

To the world, you might be one person, but to one person you could make all the difference in the world. May 2006 be a better year for everyone. May it bring you happiness and good health, and may peace reign in this world.

Happy New Year to all of you.

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