Group Needs Help Writing Fuel Reduction Grant

CHRISTOPHER CREEK

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Doris Berg a longtime resident of Christopher Creek died Friday, May 6. She was staying with her son in Phoenix after feeling ill. Doris and her late husband, Ed, built their home back in 1950. Ed was very active in starting the Christopher /Kohl's Fire Department and Doris was the first president of the Firebelles. She leaves behind a son in the Valley and a daughter in Wisconsin. She had five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was a sweet, quiet lady and will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

Firewise meeting

A Firewise Organizational Committee meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 13 at the Christopher/Kohl's Fire Hall. They are behind on getting started with the fuel reduction grant and they want to form a committee because they have lots to do and little time to do it in.

The committee will be responsible for deciding where to start, as well as scheduling assessments. They have more than 600 acres to clear this year, and time is running out. They need your help.

If you want to help out on this important matter please plan to attend this meeting.

Golf tournament

The ninth Annual Rusty Cooper Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is coming up Saturday, May 21. The tournament will follow a modified scrambler format. Registration at 7 a.m., tee-off is at 8 a.m. The cost is $70 per person, including golf cart, T-shirt, and an after-golf meal.

The tournament is at Pine Meadows Country Club in Heber/Overgaard.

For more information, or to register, call Karen Thorton at (928) 478-4133, Power Webb at (928) 474-4903, or Larry Boeschling at (928) 535-5148.

Ladies get your ovens ready. It's that time of year again. The Firebelles along with the Fire Sirens of Tonto Village will be having a bake sale from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Saturday, May 28 at the fire hall. They can use all the help they can get. All proceeds go to the Christopher/Kohl's Fire Department.

If you do all your baking on Friday, you can take Saturday off and come out to the bake sale and the Firebelles Pancake Breakfast starting at 8 a.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. Our fire chief, Ray Larsen, will be flipping the pancakes and that alone is worth coming out to see.

The cost will be $4.50 for adults, and $3 for children under 12. Anyone who wants to help with the breakfast or bake sale can call Sandy Kalmar at (928) 478-4774 or Karen Thorton at (928) 478-4133.

After the pancake breakfast stick around for the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association meeting at 10:30 a.m. Agenda items will include Firewise information and clean-up schedules. A representative from Creekside Mountain Homes Development will be on hand to answer questions about the project.

The wind has been horrible this week and we all need to be on the lookout for fires. Make sure you are responsible. Do not burn or smoke outside when it is windy. If you come across an abandoned campfire, put it out. Let's have a fire-free summer.

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