Be Ready When Cold Temps Return

This is a reminder of what can happen if you don’t shut your water off and it freezes.


This is a reminder of what can happen if you don’t shut your water off and it freezes.



Photo courtesy of Debbie Dawson

This is a reminder of what can happen if you don’t shut your water off and it freezes.

My friend Debbie Dawson and her husband Randy went on vacation and came home to a frozen sight. We had a hard freeze on Oct. 11, but I would have never thought it was this bad. This is a reminder for all residents including the part-time residents to disconnect your hoses from your homes. If it freezes again, it could flood your homes.

Ladies’ retreat a big success

Twenty-eight ladies attended the 10th annual ladies’ retreat at the Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship Chapel and had a wonderful day of inspiration, fellowship and good food. This year’s theme was “Knowing God’s Will.”

Pat Guevara did a great job in planning and coordinating this event. This will be Pat’s last time to plan this event for she has said that God has shown her that His will is to spend time with her husband’s recovery.

Susan Hepworth and Eillen Kittock led the ladies in prayer. Joy Ruetz was one of the speakers who spoke on “How to determine God’s Will in our lives.” Lynn Bright, a missionary from the Philippines, shared with the ladies how God has blessed her family and others while they raised five children in the mission field. Marge Binghamton, Judy Snivel, Donna Adams and Theresa Branson shared how they knew it was God’s will in different situations in their lives. Music was enjoyed as Becca Jones played the violin accompanied by her teacher, Angela Godac on the guitar.

Special thanks go out to Betty at Oasis Christian Books and Gifts in Payson for donating planners with a notebook in the back. Jo Heard donated Merle Norman lipstick and complimentary cards for makeup lessons, and Holly Hinkle made beautiful handmade cards and miniature pine trees that were used for centerpieces and Inez Wheeler pulled the names out of a drawing to see who got to take home the centerpieces. Thanks to Kathy Mason and Laura Biewith for decorating the chapel. Thanks to Bianca Malmin, who was in charge of setting up the tables, coordinating the kitchen and the sleepover with tremendous help from Betty Star and Laura Bierwith. The retreat was a great success and the ladies can’t wait till next year.

CCHA to host candidates forum

The Christopher Creek Homeowners Association meeting is at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, where they will announce the election results and new officers, entertain discussion of a dues increase, plan for the fall cleanup, plan for the Halloween and Christmas parties and the Quad and Carts Parade.

At 10 a.m., they are sponsoring a forum for candidates for the Christopher/Kohl’s Fire Board to introduce themselves and share their reasons for running for the board. Those running are Debbie Dawson, Margo Holmes Fish, John Zaleska and Jim Oliver, and they will all be on hand to answer your questions.

At 11 a.m. there will be a forum for candidates running for District One County Supervisor. Tommie Martin and Dan Haapala will be on hand to answer your questions.

Halloween Party and Trick-or-Treat Hayride

The Annual Halloween Party and Trick-or-Treat Hayride for the children of CC will begin at 4 p.m. They will have a light supper and judge the costumes for children age 12 and under. Those passing out treats are asked to leave their front lights on and bring the goodies to the wagon.

I drove around to see just who was all decorated for Halloween, and Sam and Karen Seay were once again unbelievable. They have every kind of decoration in their yard from huge blow-ups to small pumpkins. It looks really good!

Don’t forget if you live in Hunter Creek and have kids or grandkids going on the Halloween Trick-or-treat Hayride, call me at (928) 478-4519. Please call if you are passing out candy, for we only go to the homes that call. Party begins at 4 p.m. at my place.

Cooking class

Cindy Mann called to tell me that the Mormon Church on Apple Lane will have a cooking class for those of you who would like to know how to make cottage cheese, sour cream, yogurt, cream cheese and ice cream from powdered milk. Collette Miller from Mesa, and a part-time resident of Hunter Creek, will be on hand to show you just how to do this. Everyone is welcome to attend at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Birthdays, condolences

Diane Lloyd will be adding another candle to her birthday cake on Oct. 25. Bob Schilling will also be celebrating on the 25th. Wishing the both of you a Happy Birthday.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ronnie Zingales and her family in the loss of her husband Tony. Tony and Ronnie used to live in Hunter Creek, but moved to Payson several years ago. Tony suddenly passed away this week and there will be services this Saturday at the Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship Church. The viewing is scheduled for 10 a.m. and services are at 11 a.m. with lunch following.


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