If The Traffic Is Stopped, It's Probably Elk



Chances are if you are out driving and a bunch of cars are pulled over, you know Buddy Boy and his elk friend are out munching down some grass or trees nearby. I wonder if they know it is getting close to hunting season? Somehow when it gets close to that time of year these guys seem to disappear. I am glad they are that smart. We get accustomed to seeing certain ones around and hate to see something happen to them.

We have had so much moisture the forest is really green and the apple trees are all full of apples. So, there is plenty of food for them. How fortunate we are to be able to see these awesome animals every day, along with the beauty of the forest that surrounds us.


Just about any given day these two guys can be seen strolling through Christopher Creek. Usually you only see elk at dusk or dawn, but these two big guys just walk around the community anytime.


Don't forget the Firebelles will have a meeting, Saturday, Aug. 12, at the fire hall. An ice cream social will follow the meeting. There will be games, cards, cribbage and dominoes available. Come out and have some fun. If you don't know how to play, don't worry. The experts will be on hand.

On Sept. 2, the Firebelles will have another ice cream social and bake sale, plus a brat barbecue, starting at 10 a.m. and lasting until everything is sold. Baked goods are needed for the sale. You can drop your goodies off before 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2.

This Sunday, Aug. 13, there will be a potluck after services at the Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship Church in Christopher Creek. Come out and meet some nice people and share your favorite dish. Services begin at 10:30 a.m.


Don't forget Saturday, Aug. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m., the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Apple Lane will sponsor their first Genealogy and Family History Fair. The guest speaker will be Bill Windsor, director of the Payson Family History Center. You can explore the Internet, family search, look up a name and do a family tree and pedigree charts. Other topics that will be covered are scanning and retouching photos, preservation of heirloom textiles, Book of Remembrance, writing your life story, journals and more. Refreshments will be on hand and anyone interested is invited to attend.

I wonder if they can find my grandmother. For years, my sisters have been trying to find any information on my father's mother. We have never seen a picture of her and we do not know anything about her. My father was orphaned when he was little and we have absolutely nothing about his mother. That would be quite the challenge. This sounds like fun.

For more information, call Gwen Rowley at (928) 478-478-4707, Alice Andreas at (928) 578-4105, Mae Jones at (928) 478-4199 or Claudia Gesell at (480) 216-1021.

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