Discussion Continues On Merging Fire Departments


Today is the day after the ‘eatingest' day of the year, along with the biggest shopping day of the year, known as ‘Black Friday.'

I hope that all of my readers had a wonderful day with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day, and that you don't spend too much money today shopping for Christmas.


Bill and Janet Snyder of Tonto Village and their daughter Eileen nd son-in-law Jon Porter of Yuma, Arizona, have just returned from a cruise on Carnival's ship, the ‘Elation.' The ship stopped at Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico. The trip was in celebration of Janet and Bill's 50th wedding anniversary.

My husband and I have just returned to Tonto Village after spending a week on a cruise to Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada on the cruise ship, Carnival Elation.

My daughter Eileen and her husband Jon Porter accompanied us on our celebration of 50 years of marriage.

We had a wonderful time, the food was good and plentiful and there were so many activities going on, you did not get a chance to be bored. But, there were places to be found, if you wanted some quiet time.

The crew on the ship was outstanding, anticipating our every wish. It was a great break from cooking and planning meals for a while.

Tonto Village Fire District

Rick Washburn, the chairman of the fire board, e-mailed to let me know that the next fire board meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m. at the fire station.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss further, the plans for the merger of the Tonto Village Fire District and the Diamond Star Fire Department.

Everyone within both districts will be receiving a newsletter soon. The auxiliaries from both departments are financing the cost of printing and sending the newsletter.

Collins Ranch

There was a fire call on Monday, Nov. 12 that turned out to be a false alarm.

Tonto Village had three engine water tenders responding, as well as an engine and water tender from Diamond Star. It ended up being a good response training experience for the firefighters.

Collins Ranch remains in a Stage 3 water alert, due to low water levels in their wells and required conservation measures are in effect. Mead Ranch has recovered to stage #1 with no restrictions.

Paving woes

I was sorry to learn while I was out of the village that the paving that I assumed would be done on the Control Road, turned out to be paving the approaches to all the bridges on the Control Road instead.

Could this mean that the work on the whole Control Road is next? I surely hope so.

Birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

Belated birthday wishes to Jimmy ‘Rabbit' Stephenson of Mead Ranch. Jimmy turned 54 on Nov. 21.

Todd Orr, son of Roy and Marge Tolby of Tonto Village III adds another candle to his birthday cake on Nov. 25.

Bernita and Jim Barker of Star Valley had an anniversary celebration on Nov. 22. Bernita and Jim are in the village just about every Sunday for church services at Tonto Village Chapel.

Jerry and Kay King celebrate their fifth anniversary on Friday, Nov. 23. They are also a part of the Tonto Village Chapel congregation.

Happy birthday and happy anniversary to each and every one of you.

Pool results

Last Tuesday night, the gals from Christopher Creek and Tonto Village played nine ball at the Double D Cafe. Payge Ferriera from Tonto Village shot for first place, but the second and third places were won by the gals from Christopher Creek. Robin Shapiro and Mary Price were the lucky winners.

A few Sundays ago, the eight-ball tournament was held at the Double D. Harvey Poyner of Tonto Village won first place. Randy Susci of Thompson Draw and Tammy Randall of Payson shot for second and third places. Congratulations to all the winners.

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