Back In The Beautiful Pines Of Strawberry

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I am back in town and it is wonderful to be here. There is no place like home, particularly when that home is in Strawberry. It is a little warm however. Hopefully the rains will come soon.

It was wonderful to see so many people at the ice cream social and history lesson on Saturday at the Pine Community Center. Mike Anderson's talk was informative and interesting.

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Although all the other artistically decorated chairs for the upcoming Chair-ish event are lifesize, Laura Tust of Tust Studio in Pine had fun with these garden chair napkin holders. Her theme, the four seasons, represents what she loves best about living in the Rim country. The Chair-ish event, sponsored by Take Pride, starts at 5 p.m., Saturday, July 23 in their-conditioned Cultural Hall in theine Community Center.

Everyone enjoyed looking at the photo collection of early Pine and Strawberry taken by Ed Toliver. It is amazing how historic and antique can refer to things that are not as old as we are. The event was sponsored by the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library. Many thanks for a great event.

Meetings, meetings, meetings

The Pine-Strawberry Medical Clinic Board of Directors is holding its annual meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 16 at the clinic in Pine. New officers will be installed and the annual budget will be reviewed. Feedback from the community about the clinic will be received at this time. Any interested community members are welcome to attend.

The clinic provides a wonderful service to our communities.

The PC User's Group will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 19 in the senior dining room at the Pine Community Center.
This month, the group will investigate some of the programs that are included in the Windows system. Most users are familiar with Solitaire and the disk defragmenter, but have not used many of the other programs.

On many new computers, some of these programs have not been activated. We will take a look at the programs that are available and how they can be used and also how to activate and deactivate them.

There also will be a demonstration on virus removal from a PC.

The Pine Library Friends will meet at 1 p.m., Monday, July 25 at the Isabelle Hunt Memorial Library. Grace Knowles and Carol Lease from Payson Birders will talk about local birds and share advice about bird feeders and such with those who enjoy our birds. Everyone is invited to this program.

The library is in need of a few volunteers. What a great summer volunteer job -- be inside and working with all kinds of books. Call or stop by and talk with Becky Waer. And talk with those who are volunteering now. It is great fun.

Chair-ish event

The Take Pride Project of Pine and Strawberry is presenting, Chair-ish, an event featuring "Talent in the Pines," at 5 p.m., Saturday, July 23 at the Pine Community Center Cultural Hall.

Many local talented artists have decorated chairs, stools, benches, garden chairs, children's furniture and more for this event. All chairs will be on display and listed in a directory so that you can read all about the artists. Some chairs will be part of a silent auction and the remaining will be part of the live auction to follow.

Denny Oviat will be the auctioneer. Trouble in Paradise will entertain and wonderful refreshments will be served. Tickets are available at Sunny Mountain Realty and ERA Realty in Pine. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.ll funds will be used for beautification and restoration projects in Pine and Strawberry. This promises to be a fun social evening.
Please provide information for this column regarding upcoming events, activities and items of interest for residents and visitors of Pine and Strawberry. Call or fax (928) 476-2239 or e-mail cpwrather@earthlink.net.

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