Labor Day Bash Will Be Aug. 30 In Tonto Village


Countdown to the Labor Day Bash in Tonto Village is on. The date of the barbecue pork dinner is Saturday, Aug. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The location has changed from the Tonto Village Chapel to fire station #22 in Tonto Village. There will be signs along the way so it will be easy to find.

The address is 151 Mathews Lane, one mile on the Control Road off of Highway 260.

There will be a bake sale, an auction at 11:30 for fantastic prizes, an air jumper for the kids, and free blood pressure checks.

The raffle items will be drawn at 1 p.m. the items are two handmade quilts, a chain saw, a weed eater, a skill saw, a fire pit, and a very unusual cactus fountain.

The barbecue meal consists of deep-pit pork sandwich, coleslaw, beans and fresh corn on the cob, all for $7 for adults and $3.50 for kids.

The Labor Day Bash has been put on by the fire department auxiliary for many years and has become a tradition for Tonto Village.

The event is the main fund-raiser for the firefighters, and your support is greatly appreciated. Don't forget, the barbecue will now be held at the fire station in Tonto Village.

Water Improvement District

There is now a Web site that can be accessed at with information regarding the actions that have happened along with good information regarding water quality.

There have been many issues with the quality of the water and several residents have complained of rashes on their skin that needed treatment from a physician.

Test kits will be available to anyone who requests them.

The district now has an official telephone number that can be called for any questions or complaints. The number is (928) 951-0533.


I got the birthdays mixed up last week. Jan Davenport of Tonto Village III will be celebrating her big day on Aug. 31. Jan, sorry about the mix-up.

Pamela Steven has her birthday on Aug. 24. Pamela has been very active in the production of the entertaining melodramas that take place every year at the LDS church in Christopher Creek. Pamela has an insight into a scene and makes it unique and funny. Happy birthday to the both of you.

Chuck Stailey of Tonto Village II will celebrate his birthday on Aug. 26. Chuck is a very community minded person and he also is on the executive board at the American Legion in Payson.

Linda Digman of Tonto Village I will add another candle to her birthday cake on Aug. 29 and then her daughter Trina will add another year on Aug. 30. Happy birthday to all of you.

Domino time

The place has been changed for the dominoes group that meets on Wednesdays in Tonto Village, The place is, for the next six weeks at least, at the Tonto Village Fire Station on 151 Mathews Lane. The time is the same time, 1 p.m., but if anyone wants the time changed, that can be worked out. Hope to see you there.

It is always a great time for the gals of the village and surrounding area to get together. There is no money or no gambling involved with the dominoes games, there never has been, so we hope that you can come and have some good fellowship, good food and a lot of fun playing dominoes. We also share recipes since there are so many great dishes that the gals prepare.

Come and join in, the fire station can be accessed from the back door, just go down Thompson Drive and park in the lot behind the fire station.

Pool results

The eight-ball tournament played on Sunday afternoon at the Double D was won by Cliff Landrum.

Cliff, you are back in the groove , way to go. second and third places were won by C.M. Scott and Tim Reed.

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