Homeowners, Fire Board Meetings Set

CHRISTOPHER CREEK

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The Hunter Creek Ranch Homeowners Association will have its annual homeowners meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at the fire hall. There are several openings on the board. Everyone in the association is asked to attend and cast a ballot. There is also an opening on the architectural committee.

Topics to be discussed at the meeting will include: waste water treatment problems, trash collections, the 2006 budget and voting. For those who have not heard, the group's president, Jim Bayless, and his wife, Roberta, are now full-time residents of Hunter Creek. Roberta has taken a job in Payson, and we are delighted to have them here full time. Jim is an asset to the board and continues to do a great job.

It's a new year, and becoming involved with the Christopher/ Kohl's Volunteer Fire Department can be a very rewarding job. The department can always use good people. The fireboard would like to welcome Sam Floyd who recently joined the department. He is a paramedic, firefighter 1 and firefighter 2. He will be a great asset to the fire department.

For those new to Christopher Creek, consider joining the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association. The cost is only $15 a year. It does a lot of wonderful things throughout the year. The group hosts a community Christmas party, Easter egg hunt and provides a safe Halloween for the children. Members are responsible for several community clean-up days throughout the year. To join, give President Dave Ezzell a call, at (928) 478-5066.

Wednesday, Feb. 1 is the day the Hashknife Pony Express Riders come through town.

Debbie Aschbrennar, owner of Tall Pines Market in Christopher Creek, has Pony Express mailers for sale for $1 and posters for $10. Buy them now and send them to someone out-of-state who might really enjoy seeing what we do here in Arizona.

There are not many places that do a Pony Express ride. Get ready to watch them ride into town Feb. 1.

Let's not forget how dry it is out there. If you are in the forest, do not toss or drop cigarettes on the ground, and if you have a campfire, make sure it is completely out before leaving. The winds have picked up fiercely in the evenings, and it does not take much to start a fire.

We here in Christopher Creek love the forest and have learned to respect it. Please think twice before using fire or any device that might spark outside.

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