Sgt. Marcel Jones, age 24, has done one tour of duty in Iraq, a mission in Laos, and has recently been redeployed for a second tour; this time in Afghanistan. Pfc. Pieta Garrett, age 22, of Echo Company, has just returned from a tour in Iraq to his base at Fort Polk in Louisiana. Mark Stuyvesant, age 24, has reported to boot camp at Fort Knox in Kentucky. He has entered training in the armored division to be a tank commander. All three soldiers are graduates of the Shelby School.
Tonto Village is proud and very grateful for the service of these three soldiers. Our prayers go with them as they serve to protect and defend our country and the American people.
The Tonto Village Domestic Water Improvement District will hold its monthly meeting Feb. 3 at the Hellsgate Fire Department, Tonto Village station #22, in the meeting room. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. There will be an executive session from 6:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. One of the agenda items will be the beginning of the budget figures for the coming year. The figures will reflect the assessment taxes that appear on your tax bills in November. Please mark your calendar for this meeting. The district is working on your behalf for your water supply and the quality of the water.
The Hellsgate Fire Department Board will meet for its monthly meeting at the Tonto Village fire station #22 on Feb. 11. The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the fire station.
A party has been planned for the big game Sunday afternoon at the Double D. Come and show your support for the home team, the Arizona Cardinals. When the Cards won the playoff Sunday before last, I immediately called my brother Larry in Berwick, Pa. and I was all ready to gloat when he said that he was rooting for the Cards, too. He didn’t like the Eagles or the Steelers! Come and join your neighbors to cheer for the Arizona Cardinals!
Last Tuesday evening the nine-ball gals held their weekly tournament with the Christopher Creek gals. The winners were Ethel Cain, Payge Ferriera and Nanci Olson.
Sunday afternoon, the eight-ball players took to the tables and Cliff Landrum took first place. Way to go, Cliff. Payge Ferriera won second place, and third place was Joe Ferriera. Congratulations to all the winners.
The residents of Bear Flat were saddened by the news of the passing away of one of the homeowners. Susan Isbell passed away peacefully on Jan. 21. Susan is survived by her husband Bill, five children and 17 grandchildren. Susan will be sorely missed by her family and all the people of Bear Flat.
Residents of Tonto Village and the surrounding areas can get home delivery rates with a one year subscription to the Payson Roundup. Fill out the coupon at the bottom of this page and pick up your paper at the Double D.
For more information, call the Roundup at (928) 474-5251, ext. 108, or talk to Ethel Cain at the Double D.