‘Broadway’ Performance Outstanding

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I hope that you did not miss the performance of the “Best of Broadway Show Tunes” last Thursday evening, Oct. 22.

The performance was held at the Payson High School auditorium and the performers played to a full house. The singers were outstanding, as well as the 18-piece orchestra.

The Payson Institute of Learning was the sponsor of the event. This group of performers is from the Phoenix area and they will be performing the opera “Carmen” in November. After a resounding round of applause by the audience, the singers and orchestra played an encore. The evening was a wonderful experience, and it goes to show that Payson has a diversified culture base. Payson has something for everyone’s taste in the entertainment field. How lucky we are.

Are you ready for the first snowfall? This column is being written on Tuesday morning, and the weather report says that there will be snow but no accumulation in our area except for at the top of the Rim by Wednesday.

I am looking forward to it. I get in the baking and making soup mode when the temperature starts dropping into the 20s. The thermometer on the back porch this morning registered 29 degrees, just about right to fire up the oven.

Grown-up Halloween party

Halloween is only a day away and the big Halloween party is being planned at the Double D Restaurant and bar on Saturday evening.

This party is strictly for grown-ups. There will be prizes for the best costumes and live music by Lynda St. John, along with munchies to go along with the ice-cold beer. The fun will get started about 7 p.m. See you there.

Get well wishes

Pat Watson of Tonto Village I has had several health problems lately, and the latest is hernia surgery. The operation was at Payson Regional Medical Center on Wednesday. Take a few minutes to say a prayer of get well wishes for Pat.

While you are at it, add another one for Tonto Village III resident, Jeff Shaw. Jeff is being treated with pancreatitis as well as a few other ailments. We wish him a speedy recovery.

There are no birthdays to report this week. Did I miss yours? Call me and let me know at (928) 478-9935.

Scotch doubles

There was keen competition for the top winners of the monthly scotch doubles tournament last Friday evening. The tournament has become so popular that players from all over the surrounding area including Tonto Creek Estates have been coming to play. We welcome all of them.

The winners of this month’s competition were Payge and Joe Ferreira. Both of them shot for first place. The second-place winners were Melissa and Kevin Janssen of Tonto Village III, and the team of Tammy Randall of Payson and Ross Tucker of Christopher Creek came in at third place. Congratulations to all the winners.

Next month’s competition will be announced in this column in a few weeks, so chalk up those cue sticks and grab a partner to play a fun game of scotch doubles.

Don’t forget that the gals play nine-ball with Christopher Creek every Tuesday evening around 6:30 p.m. and there is also a Sunday afternoon eight-ball competition. That game gets started about 3 p.m.

Water Improvement District

The monthly meeting of the Water Improvement District will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3 at the Hellsgate Fire Station in Tonto Village. The meeting will get under way at 6:30 p.m. The agenda will be posted at the mailboxes in the Village.

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