Community Pressure On Parks Continues


I know that we are all anxiously waiting to hear what takes place at the State Parks Board meeting today.

Rim Country chamber manager John Stanton requested as many folks as possible show up in Peoria to keep the pressure up regarding re-opening the Tonto Natural Bridge.

As warmer weather approaches, it is more critical than ever that we continue to advocate for this important park to be open and accessible once again. Many of our gift shops are already suffering from the tough economic situation and will need the extra boost our summer visitors bring.

For all of you who are chomping at the bit to plant your garden, better hold off a little longer. When I checked the NOAA Weather forecast this morning it called for a slight chance of snow on Saturday.

I guess winter is not quite ready to let go yet and considering what is happening in the northern states we can’t complain. Besides, moisture is moisture and we’ll take what we can get!

Anyone wishing to utilize the services of “Campers on Mission” should contact Pastor John at the Church on Randall Place as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

Volunteers needed

The volunteers will be here between April 27 and May 1 to bless members of our community by helping with odd jobs like yard work, light home maintenance and many other projects. Each year the campers partner with members from the Church on Randall Place to offer this free service. If you have any needs that they may help you with, or would just like to find out more about the program call Pastor John at (928) 476-4249 or (928) 970-4249.

On Friday, April 10 the library will be featuring another Movie Madness event. They will be showing Walt Disney’s “Bolt” which is rated PG. The movie begins at 11 a.m. and all are invited to bring a pillow and come enjoy the movie and refreshments.

It’s not too late to sign up for the brown bag “Independent Genealogy” event at the library’s computer lab.

An instructor will be on hand to assist you in navigating the Web site on Wednesday, April 15 from 12:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. The same class will be offered again on Monday, April 20 from 10 a.m. until noon. To register or if you have any questions call the library at (928) 476-3678.

Wednesday, April 8 is the last day to register your child for the upcoming Easter egg hunt sponsored by Pine by Design and Mission Hills Mortgage Brokers. The event will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 11.

Children between the ages of 2 and 12 are encouraged to come out with their parents and enjoy games, activities, and of course, an Easter egg hunt. The event will take place at 3494 N. Highway 87 in Pine.

Community Fun Day

The Community Fun Day sponsored by Take Pride Project and Strawberry’s Elite is scheduled for Saturday, April 25. This event will be the first public event held at the new Ramada in Pine.

Everyone is invited to participate and the event will kick off at 10 a.m. with a pet parade directly behind the ramada.

All people and pets are welcome — and that includes live or stuffed (animals of course!)

Parade lineup begins at 9:45 a.m. — motorized vehicles are not allowed, so bring your bike, trike or wagon, and of course, your leashed pet, and join in the fun.

There will also be plenty of food and a silent auction. Sounds like a great way to meet members of our community and enjoy the warmer weather!

Have a great week and God bless!


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