Storm Causes Damage In Village

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Photos by Janet Snyder

The Walker home on Standage Drive in Tonto Village received major damage from the strong winds that hit the village this past weekend. T

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Photos by Janet Snyder

The Walker home on Standage Drive in Tonto Village received major damage from the strong winds that hit the village this past weekend. The ponderosa pine tree that landed on the home was one of the trees that was already dead from the bark beetle attack on the trees a few years ago.

What a rain storm Tonto Village experienced this past weekend. Some of the residents thought that we had a micro burst come through the village. The wind whipped around the trees and one just toppled down on the Walker residence on Standage Drive. The tree broke and after it hit the end of the house and put a massive hole in the roof, it split in half and landed on a group of quads in the back yard. What a mess.

I have not heard of any other damage to any of the other houses in the area, thank goodness.

Moisture has been sparse for the month of September, so the rain was a welcome sight.

Update

I received word that Melody Morris is still not out of the woods, she is at Barrows Hospital in Phoenix. I did not mention that Melody also celebrated her 18th birthday on Sept. 23. Sorry I missed that one, Melody. Becoming 18 is a big deal! We are all rooting for you to recover quickly so that you can kick up your heels and really celebrate your big day.

Birthdays and anniversaries

Matt and Mitzi Brabb of Tonto Village III will be celebrating their sixth year of wedded bliss on Oct. 5. Happy anniversary to you both.

Judie Desrochers, of Tonto Village III, the newly elected treasurer of the Fireflies will add another candle on her birthday cake on Oct. 8. Judie has become an integral part of the fire department auxiliary. Judie was in charge of the raffle tickets this past year, and handled the whole process with much aplomb. Thank you, Judie, for your willingness to jump right into a project and do such a great job. Have a great birthday.

Double D doings

The pool tournaments are going great guns, and the players are getting better with every game played. Tuesday evening, the Christopher Creek gals come to the village to play nine-ball with the Tonto Village gals. This week, Christopher Creek did very well. Nancy Olson shot for first place and Patti Boeschling, also of Christopher Creek, won second place. Betty Koutz of Tonto Village I placed third. Better luck next time for the village gals.

Last Friday the popular scotch doubles tournament took over the pool tables. The team of Harvey Poyner and Betty Koutz out-shot all the competitors for first place. Jeff and Kara Shaw took second place and Dave and Liz Hobbs shot for third place. The scotch doubles are played each month, usually toward the end of the month, so get those pool cues all chalked up and grab a partner, for the next tournament.

Sunday afternoon the eight-ball pool players take over the tables. This past Sunday, Joe Ferriera was the top shooter, followed by Ethel Cain and Tim Ehrhardt for second and third place. Congratulations to all the winners.

A bit of trivia

Rainy day cure for dog odor: Next time your dog comes in from the rain or snow, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.

Here is a bit of trivia for the pub crawlers in the area: In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts, so in Old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them, “Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.” It’s where we get the phrase “mind your Ps and Qs.”

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