I have had fishing fever for a few weeks, and my husband and I checked out the creeks this past weekend. It looks as if there has been enough run-off to accommodate the stocking of trout. Hopefully, the Arizona Game and Fish people think that, too.
It's a small world
The news of the family that was lost in Oregon a few weeks ago has ties to Tonto Village. Roy Tolby, who lives in Tonto Village III, is a retired math teacher and track coach at Cortez High School in Phoenix. Around 1967, Roy was coaching the track team and Albert Higginbotham was one of his students. It is a small world, after all.
There are two birthdays that did not get mentioned in last week's column. Chuck Rutherford of Tonto Village I celebrated his birthday on March 18. Jacob Martin had his birthday on March 28. Jacob is the youngest son of Gary and Charlie Martin of Tonto Village II. Jacob is attending NAU and he is working toward an engineering degree. Happy belated birthday to Chuck and Jacob.
Charlie Clausen of Tonto Village III will be another year older on April 2. Melvin Palmer of Colcord Estates and Margot Fish of Christopher Creek I had the pleasure of working with Margot on the elections and at the polling place in R-C Ranch a few years back. Happy birthday to Melvin and Margot.
Grant and Marie Coley of Tonto Village II are very proud parents because they just learned of their oldest son's promotion to lieutenant in the Phoenix Police Department. Bryan Coley has been visiting Tonto Village for about thirty years with his siblings and parents. There will be a ceremony in Phoenix to pin a lieutenant's bar on Bryan's uniform. Congratulations, Bryan.
The Double D Gals played nine-ball this past Tuesday. Jessica Fitch, Betty Koutz and
Nanci Olson were the top winners. Phyllis Mullens-Ballard will be visiting the gals on April 11. Phyllis moved to Oklahoma several months ago, and she played nine-ball every week. I know that all the gals will be happy to visit with her. Last week's winners were Kara Shaw, Sue Prach and Suzie Shill.
Last Sunday afternoon, there were 12 players for the eight-ball tournament. Betty Koutz, Cliff Landrum and Woody Pagel from Payson were the top winners. This past Sunday, Cliff Landrum, Joe Ferriero and "Stu" Stewart were the top three winners. Congratulations to all the winners.
Do not forget that the Domino Divas are still gathering together to play dominoes and to share thoughts and recipes and play Mexican train dominoes every Wednesday afternoon at the Tonto Village Chapel. All the fun gets started at 1 p.m. Hope to see you there.