The county is closing the local transfer station in Christopher Creek. It is no longer profitable for it to remain open. That leaves everyone with a few choices. You can call Road Runner Rubbish removal at (928) 474-0603, or Waste Management at (928) 474-2104 for regular trash pickup. Or there is a transfer station in Payson just north of Airport Road. Rates are $2 a bag, or $10 for a small truck or trailer. Call (928) 474-7020 for more information.
Shellathon kicks off
The official start of the Shellathon, a benefit for local resident Shelly Hansen who is fighting liver cancer, kicked off Tuesday morning Feb. 8 in Christopher Creek.
Kevin Mystrom, owner of the Landmark, climbed to the top of the roof at 8 a.m. where he will spend 100 frigid hours.
With the help of Duane Hansel, Mystrom has set up a tent with a tarp to keep the wind out while donning a very warm set of camouflage overalls donated by Skip Ashby and snuggling up in a zero-degree down sleeping bag donated by Rod Britain.
Believe it or not, he has a television up there.
When I arrived Tuesday morning it was a mere 28 degrees. I had to scrape the ice off my windshield before I could go. An hour into his stay, Kevin was reading the Payson Roundup and sipping his hot coffee under the umbrella on the roof. He had a bucket with a rope to send down for donations. Anyone can pledge any amount of money for every hour he is up there.
As Mystrom, owner/cook of the Landmark, has his vacation on the roof, Liana is left to run the business. I think she will need a set of roller skates before it is all over.
They have a set of walkie-talkies to communicate in case Kevin is attacked by the local raccoons who like to walk on the roof at night. If you drive by, honk your horn to show him support.
When I left at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Kevin yelled down he was at 98 hours and almost done. Wait until the big storm hits.
The bake sale will take place Saturday, Feb.12 at 9 a.m. Other events of the day will include a rummage sale. There will be music all day and a chance to take a sledgehammer to Rodney's car. All of the money raised goes to the Hansen family. Come out have some fun and spend some money for a very good cause.
The ladies nine-ball pool tournament results are in. The winners were: first place, Kara Shaw; second place, Patti Boeschling; and third place, Susan Shill. Thanks to all who participated.
The brush pit is still open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for landscaping refuse only. It is located south of Highway 260 at milepost 259.7.
Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's Day.