A state of emergency exists in the tiny bedroom community of Collins Ranch.
They are out of water.
A stage 3 alert is now in effect with no outside watering of any kind. Rick Washburn, the former president of the water district for the area, will be monitoring the situation along with many of the residents of the area.
Tonto Village Fire District
Another possible merger meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29 at the Tonto Village fire station. The discussion between the Tonto Village Fire District and the Diamond Star Fire Department will be mainly with the fire board and Chief Gary Hatch.
The meeting is open to the public and discussion is encouraged by all the people involved in both districts.
Karen Ochsenbein will celebrate her birthday on Oct. 25, then Ruby Terry will have her big day on Oct. 26. Joe deRoches of Tonto Village III will add one more candle to his birthday cake on Oct. 28.
Shirley Clausen, a former resident of Tonto Village III, celebrates her day on Oct. 29. Darlane Leonard also of Tonto Village III, will add another candle to her cake on Oct. 30. Mae Jones of Bear Flat, celebrates her big day on Oct. 31. Enjoy the love, laughter, and limelight that will be yours on your birthday. Enjoy the Day.
Tonto Village Chapel
Interim Pastor Roger Pike has scheduled a work day for Saturday, Nov. 10, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending about 2 p.m. The work will include any work that needs to be done to the chapel and the grounds. Please bring a sack lunch.
Pastor Pike also has announced that there will be North American missionaries speaking at both the Tonto Village Chapel and the Star Valley church beginning on Sunday, Nov. 4. The missionaries will also be speaking at the Baptist church in Payson.
The schedule for the speakers for Sunday will be at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the chapel in the Village. Joseph Ball from Kentucky will speak in the morning and Ron Geiger from Arizona will be the speaker at 6 p.m.
The missionaries will be speaking at all the churches until Wednesday evening.
On Monday, they will be in Star Valley at 6 p.m.
On Tuesday, George Watson, a North American Missionary will be speaking at the chapel at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, they will be at the Star Valley church at 6 p.m. Mark your calendar for these very informative sessions, beginning on Nov.4.
Tuesday evening the nine-ball gals got together for their weekly competition. The winners were Nanci Olson from Christopher Creek and Anna Rippy and Bobbie Davis from Tonto Village.
Sunday afternoons, the eight-ball players take over the tables. Peter Speiss, Betty Koutz and Brian Mead were the top three shooters. Congratulations to the winners.
Ooops! I goofed on the first paragraph of my column last week.
Fred Henderson was the foreman for the ranch for many years.
I spoke with Cindy Long, daughter of John Anderson and she was very helpful. She said that the Anderson family still owns Little Green Valley and they grant grazing rights to other ranches in the area. I apologize for the mix-up.
It was also brought to my attention that steers don't have calves. My mistake was that I did not state that the cow is the one who has the calves.
Picky, picky, picky!!!