Food Drive Continues Through January


Tonto Village turned white this past weekend with a smattering of snow mixed with rain and sleet. The temperature stayed in the 30s, so most of the snow melted and turned the ground into mud! What a mess. The forest needs the moisture, so I won’t complain too loud.

Hellsgate Fire Department

The St. Vincent de Paul food drive is continuing through the month of January. With the cooperation of all the firefighters and the Fireflies Auxiliary, we hope to add a substantial amount of canned goods to the food bank. Please drop off your donated items at fire station #21 in Star Valley or fire station #22 in Tonto Village. The stations will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Every little bit helps needy families get through tough times, so please add just a bit of hope to those less fortunate.

The department is still accepting applications for the paid, on-call position until Jan. 31.

The packet information is also available online at the Web site: and can be printed out or stop by the office at fire station #21 to pick up the packet.

The Web site will also have the fire board minutes if you happen to miss the meeting.

The main menu will soon include news of the Fireflies, its board members and meetings. Check it out.

Birthdays, etc.

Grace Daniels of Tonto Village III, will celebrate her birthday on Jan. 28. Grace has been a loyal supporter of the Hellsgate Fire Department auxiliary for many years and is also a Domino Diva. In her spare time, Grace makes gorgeous quilts. She is a very talented person. Best wishes to you and here’s hoping your birthday is wrapped in smiles.

Also on Jan. 28, KMOG’s renowned announcer and player of fine country music, Ron Gibson will celebrate his 66th birthday. Ron is a special friend to the Hellsgate Fireflies auxiliary. Ron is always willing to let the Fireflies come on the station and advertise their fund-raiser events. The Fireflies wish Ron a happy birthday and a huge thank you for his support.

Domino Divas of Tonto Village

Weather permitting, the domino players still get together every Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the fire station in Tonto Village. Food comes first, each player brings a dish of some sort, then the games begin, usually it is Chicken Foot. Normally, the games end at about 4:30 p.m. Come and join in the fun. Everyone is welcome.

Double D Doings

The nine-ball competition was held last Tuesday evening at the Double D Café and Bar. If you would like to play, please sign up before 6:30 p.m.

Linda Stailey of Tonto Village shot for first place, followed by Nanci Olson and Judy Tolle, both of Christopher Creek. Congratulations to the winners.


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