Village Fire District Asks Neighbors For Tool Donations



A monthly board meeting has been called for Saturday, July 9, at the fire station. The meeting will be called to order by board member Bill Tonstad at 10 a.m. This meeting is open to the public and your comments are welcome.

Mechanical tools are still needed to repair equipment at the station. If you have any tools to spare, please drop them by the fire station Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Your donation will be greatly appreciated.


Phyllis Ballard, a pool tournament regular, ponders the strategy of her next shot. Co-ed tournaments take place at 3 p.m. Sundays at the Double D in Tonto Village; women's-only tournaments alternate between the Double D and the Landmark in Christopher Creek, Tuesdays, starting at 6:15 p.m.

Busy weekend

My oh my, another holiday weekend is right around the corner. Time sure flies when the activities come right after another, especially when there is fire danger all around us. We tend to focus on keeping our homes and neighborhood safe, as well as enjoying a long weekend of family and friends visiting and watching this year's fireworks display in Payson.

On top of that, my husband and I are also involved with the melodrama in Christopher Creek this weekend. Tickets are still available. Please call Annette Godfrey at (928) 468-7416 for performance times.

This year we are working behind the scenes instead of on stage. I miss dressing in costume, but I don't miss memorizing dialog.


In the picture last week next to my column, I mistakenly got a name wrong. The woman in the picture is Trina Houdek. Trina is our most capable EMT volunteer in the Tonto Village Fire District.

A familiar face

I was in the Payson Roundup office yesterday, and I happened to spot a familiar face, that of Patty Behm. Patty was our water meter reader for the Tonto Village Water Company for six years. Patty is now the circulation manager at the Roundup, and she loves her job.

Patty went on to tell me that she did like reading the meters for us in the village but there was one major drawback; the dogs gave her a rough time, chasing her and trying to take a nip out of her.

Patty, you will be missed, but we are all happy for you and wish you every success in your new job.

New neighbors

Mathew and Mitzi Brabb from the Phoenix area are the new owners of the former Ham house in Tonto Village III.

Karen and Tim Adams along with four children are the new owners of the home on Johnson Boulevard, next to the Cassuto home. The Adamses were formerly from the Cave Creek area and will be full time residents. Welcome to the Village.

Birthdays, anniversaries

Sarah Valdez, one of the newer residents of our village, and a part-time helper at the Double D Restaurant, celebrated a birthday on June 25. Sorry I missed that, Sarah. A happy belated birthday to you.

Other birthdays include Marie Coley on July 3, Kay King on July 7 and sharing July 7 is Ethel Cain. Patty Boeschling visits our village every other Tuesday for the ladies pool games, and her birthday is July 9. Happy Birthday to each and every one of you.

Rick and Theresa Meeker, of Tonto Village II and Scottsdale, will celebrate their 32nd wedding anniversary on July 6. Congratulations to our best fishing buddies.

Pool results

Patty Boeschling shot for first place this past Tuesday evening at the Double D, Phyllis Ballard placed second and Vicki Heyer came in at third place.

Cliff Landrum took first place again this past Sunday, with Harvey Poyner and Bo Douglas shooting for second and third place respectively. Is there someone out there who can beat Cliff? Try your hand next Sunday starting about 3 p.m.

Tonto Village Chapel

Rev. Pike will lead the sermon this Sunday for possibly the last time. Rev. Pike has been the visiting pastor for the past three Sundays. Thank you for all your help, Rev. Pike.

Don't forget that Vacation Bible School will run July 11-15. Call Rita Spalink at (928) 478-0442 for more details or if you would like to volunteer some of your time to help out in some way.

The Youth Group is still meeting every Saturday at the Chapel starting at 11 a.m. with games, movies, bible lessons and refreshments. There is no excuse for any child in our village to say there is "nothing to do."

One last thought, please keep everyone one around you safe, but still enjoy the holiday. There will be many vehicles around the village this weekend, so use extra caution and watch out for the children.

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!

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