Storm Caused Structural Damage At Church


The residents of Tonto Village are still experiencing the consequences of the big snow and rainstorm from a few weeks ago. There is still a lot of snow that is melting making running water everywhere, including a never-ending supply of mud that sticks to shoes, and of course, into the house.

The side streets of the Village are filled with water and potholes on every street.

The Tonto Village Chapel was not immune to damages from the storm. The constant rain from that huge storm came into the chapel and ruined the carpeting in several of the back rooms used for Sunday school. Pastor Barker’s family, Jesse Clark and Schyler Barker, helped to remove the carpeting this past weekend.

A special thank you to Rita Spalink and Laverne Belcher for pitching right in to clean out the mud that followed all the rain water. It was a miracle that the rain and mud did not reach the main part of the chapel.

The Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship Sunday services will be held at the Tonto Village Chapel for the next two weeks due to structural damage that happened from the storm. The services will start at 11 a.m. For more information, you can call Mike Snively at 468-1039 or 951-3749.

Hellsgate Fire Department

The Hellsgate Fire Board held its monthly meeting on Feb. 10 at the Star Valley Fire Station #21. At that meeting, the board voted to accept the Zane Grey Meadows subdivision into the fire district.

The subdivision is near the Mead and Collins Ranch area along the 29 road. A hearty welcome into the Hellsgate District.

Birthdays and anniversaries

Gail Mortenson of Tonto Village III and Tempe will celebrate her birthday Feb. 22. On Feb. 23, Brenda Slapnicka of Tonto Creek Road will add another candle to her birthday cake. On Feb. 24, Chris Manning McClintock of Tonto Village III and the Valley will add another year. Happy birthday to all of you. Here’s hoping your birthday is a day to remember.

On Feb. 23, two of my daughters will celebrate their anniversaries. Eileen and Jon Porter and Vicki and Bill Nelson were wed on the same day, two years apart. Happy anniversary to both of you! May you both continue to grow together in life and love.

I am very proud to announce that our grandson Brian Snyder will graduate from the San Diego Recruit Camp on Feb. 26. Sadly, my husband and I cannot attend the ceremony, but we will see him before he heads off to Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Double D doings

The Scotch Doubles tournament was held this past Friday evening. The team of Tammy Randall and Bill Dupkee were the top winners. Second place was won by Betty Koutz and her partner, Harvey Poyner. Third place was won by the mother and son team of Payge Ferriera and her son Daniel.

Last Tuesday evening, the Double D gals got together to play nine-ball. The winners were Betty Koutz, followed by Marie Leonard and Sherrie Moore of Kohl’s Ranch. Congratulations to all the winners.

The owner of the Double D, Ethel Cain, announced that there will be a wedding ceremony for Valley residents Christina Kammeger and John Allmendinger on Saturday, Feb. 27. The ceremony will be held on the patio starting at 4 p.m. Enjoy love and good times from this day forward. Congratulations to you both.


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