Raccoons Are On The Loose In Christopher Creek



It seems raccoons are everywhere in Christopher Creek and they are causing some havoc for the residents on Columbine Road.

I ran into Pam Milhon the other day and she was trying to buy something to keep the cute, but very mischievous critters, off her property. She said some of the neighbors were feeding the raccoons and they were getting into her house.

I don't know why people would feed these animals; if they were to get into your home, they can literally destroy it.

Not to mention, if you have a cat or a dog, they could easily kill it.

Here we go again! I am back to asking the residents not to feed the wildlife because they can survive on their own.

Pam owns a few cats and has a small cat door, which a coon can get through. Coons are pretty smart animals. Believe it or not they know how to use a cat or dog door. Pam said they have managed to find their way into the house and cause some havoc.

If anyone knows of any way to keep these critters at bay, let me know, so I can help Pam keep her cats safe and her house from being destroyed.

Maybe we should find a way to put them in the house of the residents feeding them. Maybe that would stop them from feeding them, after they destroyed their home.

Bingo at the Fire Hall

Don't forget the Firebelles will present root beer floats and casino bingo, with some really nice prizes, on Labor Day, Saturday, Sept. 1 at the fire hall at 6:30 p.m. They would like everyone to come out and join in on the fun. The next and final Firebelle meeting for the season is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. at the fire hall.

Oktoberfest Creekside

The first Oktoberfest is coming to Creekside Steakhouse: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept, 30. Owners Wolfgang and Jean Klien and Gene and Thelma Bettencourt invite all of you to join them at Creekside Steakhouse and Tavern for their first Annual Oktoberfest. They will be serving up live polka bands, bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, red cabbage and, of course, apple strudel.

Along with German music comes German beer, wheat beer, and dark beer, all under the beer tent, on their new patio, and even in the parking lot.

This is one Oktoberfest you want to mark on your calendars because it is going to be a very fun event, one I am sure will continue for years.

Come out for some great music and some very good food and enjoy the fall weather here in Christopher Creek.

Sell your wares

Debbie Aschbrenner, owner of Tall Pines Market, will be setting up booths along her way. If you have something you would like to sell on that last September weekend, call her at (928) 478-4550 and she will see that you get a space, free of charge.

Christopher Creek Birthdays

On Sept. 2 Margie Larsen, who is on the Christopher/Kohl's fire department, will be adding another candle to her birthday cake along with longtime resident Sonny Hunt who will be putting another candle on her cake.

Hopefully, we won't need to call Margie to put the fire out on Sonny's cake. Just kidding, Sonny.

Pam McDaniel from the CI Ranch will be celebrating her big day on Sept. 3.

Jim Cronk from Columbine Road will be celebrating his birthday, along with my daughter Frankie Jo, on Sept. 5.

Bob Lusson, who was interim Fire Chief for the Christopher/Kohl's fire department off and on for many years, will be celebrating his birthday, along with resident Teresa Purtee, who is principal for the Payson Christian School on Sept. 7th.

Happy birthday to all of you and may you have many more.

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