Residents Turn In Unofficial Snow Amounts



Tonto Village survived a major snowfall this past weekend.

From Jan. 20 until Jan. 22, the unofficial snow amount was 12.5 inches, according to Tonto village I resident Rick Prach. There were no major mishaps reported for the Village.


Dara Sutton's dog, a border collie named Nani, is shown here rolling snow to make a snowball. Her usual habit is to roll rocks, but since the snow covered the rocks up, the snow made a good substitute. Nani usually goes on hikes with his owner Phon Sutton, and he clears rocks from the trail by rolling them and Nani tries to help by rolling rocks, too.

Bear Flat

Dara Sutton from Bear Flat recorded 14 inches of snow for the weekend, and a total of 20 inches of snow for the month of January. Dara also reported that there was a power loss for about an hour and a half with no apparent cause. A big hearty welcome to Denny and Mary Kindler and his mother, Doris. They have decided to become full-time residents in the first meadow.

Tonto Village Fire District

Chief J.R. Alliger and chief's assistant, Kevin Martin, were called out to Ellison Creek Summer Homes this past weekend. Mary Neuman, a part-time resident from Phoenix got her car stuck. Mary wishes to publicly thank the chief and his assistant, Kevin, for helping her on Saturday when the weather was still so bad. Ron and Lonie Smith of Ellison Creek want to thank everyone in Tonto Village for being such good neighbors. They are glad to be a part of the Tonto Village Fire District.

Tonto Village Fire Board chair Rick Washburn, board member Gayle Fitch and her husband, Nick, and board member, Gloria Alliger, along with Chief Alliger, attended the Arizona Fire District Association Conference this past weekend in Laughlin, Nev. They attended classes in fire board management and a few fire board budget classes.

Tonto Village Chapel

Get well wishes to Pastor Charles Wilcox, aka Pastor Charlie. He has been ill with bronchitis for a few weeks.

The Bible study for women held on Tuesday mornings has been very successful and informative. For the past two weeks, Rita Spalink made the focus on angels answering questions such as "How are angels ranked?" and "What do angels do?" Next week, the discussion will focus on the dark angels. Come and join the group on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

Pool results

The Double D gals got together this past Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. for their nine-ball tournament at the Double D Saloon. Payge Ferreira shot for first place with Patty Boeschling shooting for second place for three weeks straight. Margaret Stasney brought up the rear.

The big snowstorm didn't stop the eight-ball players this past Sunday afternoon. They all plowed their way into the parking lot ready for some serious pool shooting. Cliff Landrum shot with determination to win back first place. David Miller from Mead Ranch and Sal Gonzales from the Valley shot for second and third places. Congratulations to all the winners.

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