Kohl's Ranch The Place To Be On St. Patrick's

CHRISTOPHER CREEK

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Last week I asked, "Where the heck did all the animals go?" Well, it seems they have been spotted down at Kohl's Ranch.

Judy Toole called me and said she saw a very large herd of javelina and about three bull elk in the meadow down there. It looks like they are heading our way, folks.

Judy would also like to wish her other half, Duane Hansel, a very happy birthday March 20.

Want something to do for St. Patrick's Day? Kohl's Ranch Lodge will be presenting Celtic Cowboy Feast on Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m., featuring the group Gentle Maiden -- traditional Irish and Celtic music along with pub songs and ballads. They will be serving corned beef and cabbage, Guinness pot roast and Irish drink specials. So, get out your green and head this way for a night of fun.

Creekside Steakhouse will also be serving that delicious meal of corned beef and cabbage on Saturday, March 17.

To all you Irish out there: May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go. May you be in heaven one half hour before the devil knows you're dead. Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of you.

Thanks to Payson Regional Medical Center for coming through for the Christopher/ Kohl's Fire Department, as they have in the past. Every year, these caring people provide funding to health care providers in the form of grants. This year, the Mogollon Health Alliance sent out grant forms asking for a list of department needs.

Christopher/Kohl's Fire Department applied for a $4,000 to help with the high cost of paramedic certification for one of its volunteers. With the assistance in previous years from MHA, the fire department has educated EMTs and bridged other medical personnel.

Thanks to the Mogollon Health Alliance for helping with the training of Christopher/ Kohl's fire department personnel.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Shirley Quist and her family. Dr. Bill Quist passed away this Monday at home in Phoenix. Bill and Shirley had been married for some 50 years and owned a home here in Christopher Creek for more than 35 years.

Bill was a veterinarian who loved animals. He would always check to see if everyone's pet was OK. He was a tall, sweet gentleman who could be seen walking his dogs throughout the community.

He will be sadly missed by his friends and neighbors in this community.

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