Rain Greens Up Village Nicely

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How about that rain this week? Tonto Village got a good portion of the wet stuff, maybe over two inches worth. The Village has greened up nicely, but get the lawn mowers in good working order, the grass will get pretty tall in about a week.

Vacation Bible School

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Tonto Village Vacation Bible School teachers Pat Watson and Pam Furubotten are helping a few of the kids learn rhythm and beat in music. They will be performing for the parents Friday at 6 p.m. at the chapel.

Tonto Village Chapel has been a very busy place this past week with the neighborhood kids memorizing skits, songs and finding out about Jesus. They will be dressed in costume for the story of the lady at the well and sing what they have learned for their parents and grandparents at 6 p.m. tonight (July 18) at the chapel. There will be refreshments served after the play.

Shelby School

Shelby School, located at 249 Standage Drive in the Village, will hold an open house to show parents the opening of the new multi-purpose room on Friday, July 25 beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m. Parents, students, prospective students and interested persons are welcome to attend. Fall classes will begin at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 30.

Shelby School offers a variety of subjects for the students including drawing, ceramics, painting, sculpture and theater. The school gives equal priority to arts and academics, to make for a well-rounded student. The school also offers structured physical education and there are plans for educational field trips. For more information, contact Carol Moore at (928) 478-4706, ext. 4.

Birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

Charlie Martin of Tonto Village III will be adding another candle to her birthday cake July 27. Charlie is an artist, a singer for the LDS church services, a domino diva, and a good friend to everyone in the Village. Have a great day, Charlie!

Marilyn and Dick Lamb of Kohl's Ranch will celebrate 51 years of marriage on July 27 along with Linda and Chuck Stailey of Tonto Village II. Chuck and Linda have been married for 37 years. May every tomorrow be twice as sunny and sweet as all the days that have passed. Happy anniversary to both couples!

July 29 is a big day for Kim Dunmire of Bear Flat. Here's hoping that your birthday is wrapped in smiles.

Pool shots

The Double D nine-ball players took to the pool tables last Tuesday evening. Betty Koutz is really on a roll, she shot for first place and Nanci Olson and Judy Tolle shot for second and third places. On Sunday afternoon the pool tables were busy with an eight-ball tournament. Joe Ferriera of Mesa del, Cliff Landrum from Mead Ranch, and Betty Koutz were the top shooters. Congratulations to all the winners. Betty, keep that pool cue warmed up, you are on a roll!

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