Happy recently won a whole bunch of awards at the 2006 Soroptimist "I Love My Dog" Show. He won the President's Choice trophy, first place for the weirdest bark, third place for the fastest wag, fourth place for the best trick and fourth place for the smallest dog.
At the Dog Show for the Payson Humane Society he won first, second and third places along with blue, red and white ribbons. This little guy's name suits him well. Every time you see him, he looks like he is smiling.
Everyone in Christopher Creek knows Happy and loves him and just about everyone in Payson feels the same. Congratulations, Happy. You are such a cutie pie.
Don't forget this Saturday, Nov. 11, is the annual fall cleanup, with a county trash bin available to homeowners for depositing bagged leaves, needles and yard debris. If you need pickup, call Gary Anderson at (928) 478-4075, Karen Thorton at (928) 478-4133, or Judy Toole at (928) 478-0508. A donation of 25 cents per bag to the CCHA is appreciated. Pickup will begin at 8 a.m.
Following the pickup, everyone is ask to report to the fire station to help hang the Christmas decorations along the highway. This is a huge job and they can use all the help they can get, and it should be a beautiful day to get out and join your neighbors in this annual event. Decorating will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by a break for all the hard workers with a chili potluck in the community room. Everyone is invited to attend. It will be interesting to see who hangs the lights backward this year and must redo them.
Just about every year, someone hangs the lights the wrong way and they do not connect to the plug and have to be redone.
Don't forget the monthly Christopher/Kohl's Fire Board meeting this Monday, Nov. 13, at the fire hall at 7 p.m. Be sure and come by and thank Mr. Power Webb. This will be his final board meeting. Mr. Webb has served the fire district as a Board member just about as long as the fire district has existed. He has gone through the process of seeing three stations built, the process of several new vehicles, numerous upgrades of equipment and many everyday challenges that the board faces, and has done it professionally and properly with the laws governing its operating. Mr. Webb has put in an enormous amount of time over the years seeing that the district was run the way it should be. There are not that many people who would dedicate that much time to the community, but Mr. Webb has proven that he is definitely a community leader, and the residents really appreciate all he has done for the District over the years.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Debbie Aschbrennar and her family for the loss of her father.