The rainfall this week has been wonderful, but we need more for our ponderosa pine trees. I have read that we are far behind on moisture but far ahead on temperature all across the United States. Even though we have no problems with our water supply now, we all need to be conserving as much as we can. Bill Snyder, the on-site manager for our water company, would appreciate the residents to call him if they see a leak anywhere in the Village. Bill's number is (928) 478-4575.
Even though there has been rain this past week, the U.S. Forest Service and the Payson Ranger station want to stress to everyone that the fire restrictions are still in place for our area. That means no open fires and no chain saw use. If you have any questions about the restrictions, please call 474-7900.
I received word today that Bob Manning, a longtime resident of Tonto Village III, has passed away in Mesa on Tuesday. Our sympathy and prayers go out to his family, his wife Elinor and his daughter Chris.
Jonathan Morris, son of Stephanie and Tyson Morris, and great-grandson of Ruby and Charlie Terry is now home from Payson Regional Medical Center after undergoing a tonsillectomy on Tuesday. Jonathan can now eat as many ice pops as he wants for a few days. Hurry up and get well soon.
This week there are quite a few residents who will be adding another candle to their birthday cakes. Roy Tolby of Tonto Village III on July 22 and Laura Tetzke on July 24.
Dick Watson of Tonto Village I will be 72 on July 26. July 27 marks Charlie Martin's big day. Glen "Putsy" Shaw of Tonto Village III will have his birthday on July 31. Happy birthday to all of you. There are also two anniversaries on July 27 to commemorate. Chuck and Linda Stailey have been together for 35 years and Dick and Marilyn Lamb of Kohl's Ranch tied the knot 49 years ago. Happy anniversary to both couples.
Kara Shaw was the top winner at the nine-ball tournament played at the Double D this past Tuesday evening. Betty Koutz shot for second place and Patty Boeschling of Christopher Creek came in third. Cliff Landrum came back in his best form this past Sunday afternoon and took first place in the eight-ball tournament held at the Double D. Tammy Randall and Harvey Poyner shot for second and third places. Congratulations to all the winners.