Wow! The pine needles falling fast!
My hubby and I are raking up the needles and the pine cones almost every day! The wind that we have been experiencing does not help!
Many of the residents are doing the same thing.
Did you know that you can keep track of the work that you are doing, whether it is raking pine needles or clearing brush or cutting down dead branches? There is a volunteer worksheet put out by Hellsgate Fire Department that will help the fire department by totaling the hours by everyone and then, since this is a grant program, the hours become like money to help purchase chain saws, the use of the bobcat, etc.
If you need more information, go to the Hellsgate Web site: hellsgatefire.org for more information. The form is also on the Web site, just print it out.
If you don’t have a computer, just head on down to the fire station, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bill Beller is there to help you and to explain the form to you.
The brush Dumpster will not be back in Tonto Village, but on Saturdays, the Blattner Pit is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is on Highway 260 near the elk crossing.
Look at it this way, raking and clearing brush is good exercise.
Mead and Collins Ranch
The residents from both areas totally filled up the brush Dumpster this past week for the very first time. There was plenty of slash to collect. They have been working very hard to clear their area so that it is a firewise community. Congratulations to all the residents for a job well done.
Local musician wows crowd
On Sunday, Oct. 11, a local Tonto Village singer/songwriter/guitarist named Landon Shill, wowed an audience of 3,000 spectators at the Arizona Cardinals’ stadium in Glendale, Ariz. As the crowd waited for the big game against the Houston Texans, Landon and his band revved them up with country rock.
Way to go, Cardinals and Landon!
Clint and Grace Daniels of Tonto Village III will celebrate 58 years together Nov. 2. What a milestone! Bells! Whistles! Fireworks! Well done! Enjoy the love, laughter, and limelight that is yours on your day!
The first two weeks of November are filled up on my calendar of all family birthdays and anniversaries. The birthdays don’t start until the middle of November for the residents of Tonto Village. Am I missing your birthday? Give me a call at (928) 478-9935.
A former resident of Tonto Village made a surprise visit to the Double D. Pat Bates played every Tuesday evening to play nine-ball when she lived here and the gals were happy to see her. Pat now lives in Gilbert, but she sure would like to come back. We shall see.
Last Tuesday evening Payge Ferriera shot for first place, Bobbie Davis shot for second place and Linda Stailey came in third.
Last Sunday afternoon the eight-ball tournament got under way, and Cliff Landrum shot for first place. Are you surprised? Cliff is back in the groove! Harvey Poyner took second place and really tried to beat out Cliff, but he didn’t make it. Daniel Reese, Payge’s son came in third place. Congratulations to all the winners.