This past week has been very cold in Tonto Village. The coldest day was Sunday morning when the temperature dropped to zero degrees. There was some snowfall this past weekend, but only about two to three inches fell on the ground. The wind made the temperatures seem colder. The temperatures have leveled off a bit at about 12 to 15 degrees in the early morning.
A big "thank you" to the Gila County road crew for cindering Johnson Boulevard. The cindering made a big difference for residents, because some of the street was completely covered with ice. There are still some patches of ice that make driving a bit hazardous. Residents need to take it easy. The Control Road also has icy patches, so caution is the word for travelers in our area.
The cold weather has not curtailed activities around the Village. The pool games are still going strong every week at the Double D Saloon and Restaurant, and on Tuesday evening, the gals took to the pool tables for their nine-ball tournament.
Margaret Stasney shot for first place, and Patty Boeschling from Christopher Creek was second and Linda Stailey took third place.
Sunday afternoons the pool tables are taken up for the eight-ball tournament. Betty Koutz out shot some of the best players, beating out Cliff Landrum and Harvey Poyner.
Way to go, Betty. Congratulations to all the winners.
Tonto Village Chapel
Women's Bible study is being held every Tuesday morning at the Chapel beginning at 10 a.m. This past Tuesday the gals discussed angels, asking question such as, "What do angels look like?" and "How many angels are there?" and "Do they have names? Do they have wings?"
This lesson was so fascinating. It will be continued for next week. Come and join the group and find out the answers.
The Domino Divas are still meeting every Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Chapel. Come and help decide whether Mexican Train or Chicken Foot will be played. Who knows, if there are enough gals, both games might be played. Come and join the fun.
Tonto Village lost two of its older residents recently.
Word was received of the passing of Virginia Bowers. Virginia was one of the residents in the early ‘80s who was instrumental in creating the Tonto Village Fire District. Sincere sympathy to Virginia's loved ones.
Elinor Manning spent many years in Tonto Village with her family in the summertime. Elinor passed away on Jan. 11 after a lingering illness. Deepest sympathies to her daughter Chris, who still resides in the Village, and to all of the Manning family.
Grace Daniels of Tonto Village III will add another candle to her birthday cake on Jan. 28. Grace is very active in the community as executive officer in the Tonto Village Fire Department Auxiliary. Grace is also an avid quilt maker and has made many quilts for charity organizations. Happy birthday.