Turning 55 On New Year's Day

CHRISTOPHER CREEK

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Can you believe it's almost 2007?

I can't, but it may be because on New Year's Day I will be 55.

It seems I can't remember anything anymore. I am not quite sure what I will do differently this year. I know as soon as the New Year rolls in I will be trying once again to get in shape, and it seems a lot harder as I get older.

I am not sure just what diet to go on and I am not sure what kind of cream to buy to get rid of the wrinkles. I wish someone would let us ladies know what works and what doesn't. So, if you know of a diet that really works or you use a cream that really help wrinkles and would like to share your success, let me know and I would be more than happy to spread the news to all women out there. If you are like me, you have tried just about every diet and used just about every exercise machine, and have a ton of different wrinkle creams in your cabinet. I think we all could use a little help. E-mail me with any advice at marazza@cybertrails. com.

The Christopher/Kohl's Fire Department would like to share some news. It seems a lot of residents are confused on the new addressing. It has been over two years since the start of the rural addressing, and it seems that a lot of people are very confused over the new green numbers.

Chief Ray Larsen would like you to know that the green numbers are known as your physical address or your street address. This does not change your lot number. You still have a lot number just like the one most of you have in the Valley, but for emergencies and non-postal deliveries, you need that physical address -- the green numbers.

You need to know your green physical address number, your street name and community when you call 911.

Believe it or not, the fire department had an emergency call with only the physical number given and no street name. The same number is used on different street names. So, just giving the number neither tells them what street you might be on, nor tells the Payson 911 operators which of the Rim communities you might be in. You can see, it is very important to know that physical address as well as the name of the street you live on.

Be aware that about half of the streets in each one of the 23 communities served by this district have had their names changed.

Remember: Your postal mailing address and your physical address are two completely different issues.

This might be something to do for the New Year. Write down your physical (green) address number, your street name and the community you live in and put it on your fridge in case of an emergency.

Birthdays

Happy Birthday to my friend and fellow columnist Janet Snyder, who writes for Tonto Village. She is also a New Year's baby like myself.

Christopher Creek residents celebrating a birthday in January include: Jan. 1 -- Mel Milhon, Janet Snyder and me; Jan. 3 -- Betty Mason; Jan. 6 -- Kasey Hamilton, Jean Gardner; Jan. 8 -- Barbara Foreman; Jan. 18 -- Bob Wells; Jan. 20 -- Charles Byrne; Jan. 21 -- Duane Rowley, Kip Mystrom, and Candy Hart; Jan. 22 -- Dan Christian; Jan. 25 -- Deloris Dale; Jan. 27 -- Caren Christensen, Keith Tharp; Jan. 30 -- Marilyn Salomon.

Happy Birthday to all of you.

Wishing all of you a very happy and healthy New Year.

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