Easter Is A Time For Great Family Memories

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Phyllis Mullen Ballard made a surprise visit to the ladies pool games Tuesday evening. She was a regular player for the Double D gals when she lived in the Village. Phyllis lived in the Village for many years before moving to Oklahoma. Pictured in no special order are, Judy Tolle, Nanci Olson, Patty Boeschling, Ethel Cain, Phyllis Ballard, Betty Koutz, Bobbette Davis, Lynn Davis, Payge Ferriera and Margaret Stasny. Not pictured are Kara Shaw and Linda Stailey.

Easter week is here! When my children were little, it meant new clothes and new shoes, along with a new bonnet and purse. In many ways I miss those times when all the five kids would be dressed up and ready for church.

They knew that they could not have any of their Easter basket candy until after church. Time marches on, and now I look forward to watch my great-grandchildren hunt for the Easter eggs and fill up on Peeps and chocolate Easter bunnies.

The trees and the shrubs and the spring flowers are popping up everywhere! Spring is such a wonderful time for renewal for all of nature’s wonders.

Forsythia bushes are blooming profusely and brings to mind many memories for me when I was a little girl.

Forsythia bushes bloomed right around the time of Mother’s Day and I would pick a bouquet for my mom and present them to her. How excited she seemed to be.

All of these memories come to mind at this time of year, and they are such good ones.

I hope that you can create your own memories and keep them to remember from time to time. In the meantime, Happy Easter to all of my readers.

Hellsgate Fire Department

The next fire board meeting will be held at fire station #21 in Star Valley on Wednesday, April 15. The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. Be sure to attend, the meetings are always open to the public.

The Fireflies of the Tonto Village Fire Station are looking ahead and planning for the annual Memorial Weekend breakfast, and help is needed.

Please help the auxiliary have a successful fund-raiser that weekend.

Raffle tickets will also be available for the

beautiful quilt made by our treasurer, Judie Desrockers, a 20-inch chain saw and a Wii play station. The tickets can be bought from any Firefly for $1 each or six for $5.

The drawing for the winners of these prizes will be at the Labor Day barbecue Saturday, Sept. 5.

There will also be a yard sale that day. If you have any stuff that is now in your way or you would like to get rid of, contact Dara Sutton at (928) 478-0052 or Janet Snyder at (928) 478-4575, or drop it by the fire station the day of the sale.

Pool results

The Double D gals dominated the pool tables last Tuesday evening during their weekly nine-ball tournament.

The winners were Payge Ferriera, Betty Koutz and Margaret Stasney.

Sunday afternoon regular eight-ball pool was played and the winners were Brian Mead, Harvey Poyner and Margaret Stasney. Congratulations to all the winners.

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