Signs Of Spring A Sign Of This Year Passing By

TONTO VILLAGE

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Today is the last Friday of the month in February.

The time has flown by since the first of the year. Why does time go faster the older a person gets?

Signs of spring are starting to appear. I saw my first robin this past week, and one of residents of the Village saw a hummingbird and a butterfly.

Can spring be far behind?

Tonto Village Fire District

Speaking of spring brings to mind spring cleaning, and, in this case, cleaning up your yard.

I spoke with Chief Alliger this morning and he wants everyone in the Village to participate in the Fire Wise Program. This program is concerned with clearing your property of pine needles, brush and dead tree limbs.

Firewood should be at least 30 feet from your home to keep your property fire-safe. Along with this program is the Arizona Land Department-funded grant program that will help the homeowner and the fire district to receive funds for firefighting. There is a short form that needs to be filled out by the homeowner and they are available at the fire station office during business hours. Chief Alliger will also assist the homeowner in filling out the form correctly.

If you have any questions about either program, call the fire station at (928) 478-4875.

In other fire district news, fire board chairman Rick Washburn has called for a special meeting to preview the 2007-08 budget for the coming fiscal year. The meeting will be at the fire station on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. Please attend this very important session to find out how your tax dollars will be spent for the next year.

Helpful neighbors

Grant and Marie Coley of Tonto Village II wish to publicly thank John Digman and Bill Snyder for their invaluable help during their water crisis. The water pipes froze near their home and they were without water for a few weeks. John hauled a water tank to their home and Bill kept it full for them. Marie said they are so blessed to have friends who care and she and Grant are so thankful for all of her neighbors coming to their rescue.

Tonto Village Chapel

Bible study on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. is an ongoing session. Next week, the topic will be about prophets, starting with the Old Testament and continuing to the New Testament. Please join the gals for a lively discussion. Everyone has some input, so don't be afraid to contribute something to the study group.

The Domino Divas are meeting at the Chapel every Wednesday at 1 p.m. There is a vote at the beginning to decide which version of dominoes will be played, either Mexican Train or Chicken Foot. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun. The sessions usually last until about 4:30 p.m. Next week, I will let you know who won for the day.

Pool results

The team of nine-ball players got together at the Double D Bar this past Tuesday evening. Margaret Stasney was the first place winner. Ethel Cain and Susie Shill shot for second and third places.

The eight-ball players got together this past Sunday afternoon. Guess who won? You got it. Cliff Landrum won again. Harvey Poyner and Betty Koutz really tried to outshoot Cliff, but no luck.

Anyway, congratulations to all the winners.

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