Every Little Bit Of Rain Is Welcome


Breianon Miller accepts the door prize of a Stihl 18-inch chain saw from Hellsgate Fireflies president Nancy Yoakum at an appreciation dinner in honor of all Hellsgate firefighters. The dinner was held at station #21 in Star Valley.

Breianon Miller accepts the door prize of a Stihl 18-inch chain saw from Hellsgate Fireflies president Nancy Yoakum at an appreciation dinner in honor of all Hellsgate firefighters. The dinner was held at station #21 in Star Valley.

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There was a bit of rain in the Village Monday evening, along with some lightning and thunder. There must have been one rain cloud that appeared over the Village and dumped the moisture.

According to resident Linda Stailey, a quarter of an inch fell. Every little bit helps our forest and we welcome any bit of moisture.

There was quite a bit of excitement along Thompson Road Monday morning when fire trucks from Hellsgate Fire Department, rushed down the street to the Fitch home.

It turned out that Callie Fitch was suffering with extreme stomach pain. Lifestar Ambulance Service rushed her to Payson Regional Medical Center and the emergency doctors found that Callie had extreme appendicitis and that it was about to burst. Callie then was rushed to the operating room and her appendix was removed. I spoke with Callie’s sister, Brittanny Tuesday morning and Callie is doing well and should be home in a day or two. We all wish Callie a speedy recovery.

Appreciation dinner

Last Tuesday evening, Oct. 6, the Hellsgate Fireflies hosted an appreciation dinner for all the volunteer firefighters in the Hellsgate Fire District at station #21 in Star Valley.

The guys moved the trucks from the bays and the gals set up the tables and chairs for the firefighters and their families. The firefighters were treated to hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixings along with some great salads and desserts.

The highlight of the evening was the drawing for the chain saw. Each firefighter put their name in a hat and a fire board member pulled the winning name. Breianon Miller of station #21 was the lucky winner of the Stihl 18-inch chain saw. The chain saw was originally won by Lew Milligan of Ingleside, Texas. Lew is also a firefighter and he donated the chain saw back to the Fireflies to be given to one of the local firefighters from Hellsgate.

Thank you again, Lew, for your generosity. Congratulations to “Bree” for winning the drawing.

Mead and Collins Ranch

There will be boundary clearing of brush by the residents starting on Oct. 24. The brush Dumpster will be at the site from Oct. 15 until Oct. 21. While the Dumpster is on site, it would be a great opportunity for the residents to clean their lots.

The residents are also to be aware of strange vehicles that do not belong to the community, and that have been spotted in the area. If necessary, write down license plate numbers. This alert should also apply to all of the small communities in our vicinity. These are hard times for many and some people are not as honest as most of us are, so keep alert!

Birthdays, anniversaries

Bobbette “Bobbie” Davis in Tonto Village I starts off this week with her birthday on Oct. 18. Bobbie goes all out for the holidays on decorating her property. Check out what she has done. The Halloween decorations are wonderful and she even has some blowups that will catch your attention.

Ruby Terry will celebrate her 84th birthday Oct. 26. Hang in there, Ruby, we all know what a fighter you can be, and you should have a great birthday even if your health hasn’t been all that great recently.

On Oct. 28, Joe Desrochers of Tonto Village III adds one more candle on his birthday cake.

Joe has been an enormous help to the Hellsgate Fireflies and he is greatly appreciated by all the Fireflies.

Oct. 30 is Darlane Leonard’s holiday when she gets another day older, or should it be better? Have a great day, Darlane.

Mae Jones of Bear Flat and Mesa has her birthday on Oct. 31. Mae, it’s not a trick or treat day for you, it should all be treats. Happy birthday.

Bill and Karen Fausz of Thompson Draw I will celebrate their anniversary Oct. 23.

Karen is the same gal who won that food contest and won first prize to go to Daytona Beach for the NASCAR races. Lucky girl! Happy anniversary to you both.

Pool results

Last Tuesday, Oct. 6, the nine-ball gals played at the Double D. The winners were Patty Boeschling, Ethel Cain and Lisa Inman, Patty’s sister from Kansas who is visiting with Patty for a while.

Sunday afternoon, Oct. 11, an eight-ball tournament was held. The winners were Cliff Landrum, Harvey Poyner and John Morgan from Christopher Creek. Great going, Cliff, I knew you could do it!

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