Tall Pines Market Has New Owner

This photo was taken the day after Brian Davis proposed to Ashley Rhodes.

This photo was taken the day after Brian Davis proposed to Ashley Rhodes.


Hello again, fellow Creekers.

Ashley Rhodes has gotten engaged. Ashley has worked up at Tall Pines Market with the ladies in there.

She has grown up in Christopher Creek since the third-grade. Ashley got engaged last week. Ashley grew up in Hunter Creek, but recently her mom sold their home. For the time being they are residing in her grandpa’s trailer at Wheeler Inn. Her fiance Brian Davis has grown up in Payson with his dad and mom Michael and Karen Davis.

Many people knew Ashley’s grandfather, Bill Byrum, who passed away a few months ago. Her mother is Susan Byrum and her father is Don Rhodes.

Ashley was proposed to on the beach in Morro Bay, Calif. by Brian on Monday, Sept. 20. As of now they are thinking the wedding will be taking place next September.

New owner

Speaking of the Tall Pines Market. There is a new owner in town. Debbie finally sold the place. She had been looking for awhile and recently sold it to a gentleman named Mike Jelinek who had a similar business in Wickenberg. He plans to be a hands-on operator and will be a welcome addition to Christopher Creek.

I’m sure he’ll be very busy as he just took over, but be sure to stop in and say hi to Mike when you get a chance.

Debbie will always be a part of Christopher Creek, but this sale will allow her to concentrate on spending some quality time with her husband Eli. We wish them all the best.

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