All Quiet In Tonto Village


Happy New Year to everyone.

I hope that the holidays was a great time for all of you to spend time with your loved ones.

The Snyder family in Yuma had a great time being together. It was hectic, noisy and exciting.

Yuma weather however, did not cooperate. The wind blew furiously, blowing sand around and into everything. We had a major sandstorm and the temperatures were not Yuma-like, it was cold!

Our time in Yuma was great, but since Bill and I are in our senior years, it was wonderful to be back in Tonto Village and quiet.

We finally had the television set to ourselves and we did not have to endure the "Shrek" movie or the "Simpsons" movie over and over again!

The village has been quiet since our return. There were no pool tournaments played and no meetings going on. This week should see the return to normalcy for the villagers.

Tonto Village Chapel

The chapel is seeking a bi-vocational pastor for the chapel that is 17 miles east of Payson in Tonto Village. Resumes should be sent to Pam Furobotten, the Pastoral Search Chairman, HC 7 Box 194-H, Payson, AZ 85541.

Tonto Village Fire District

Public hearings for the merger of the Tonto Village Fire District and the Diamond Star fire Department will meet at the Diamond Star fire house at 4:30 p.m., Jan. 9 and at 7 p.m. at the Tonto Village Fire Station.

These meetings are open to the public and comments are welcome.

Birthdays, etc.

Tonto Village I resident, ‘Stu' Stewart celebrated his birthday on Jan. 3.

Stu is a vital part of our community, he recently completed the arduous training of Firefighter I classes and he is always ready to give a helping hand to his neighbors.

Happy birthday to you.

Get-well wishes and a few prayers also go to Tonto Village III resident, Grace Daniels. Grace suffered a nasty fall a few weeks ago. Grace is a very talented quilter and a Domino Diva. We all wish her the best in getting well very soon.

If you have any news of the village and surrounding area, call me at 928-478-4575 or e-mail me at

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