This time of year nothing much is going on in the Village, it feels like the quiet before the storm, although I have seen on my daily walks that the residents are putting up lights on their homes. I have not even thought of that yet. I know that there are residents that decorate their whole house including their bathroom! I am not one of them!
Hellsgate Fire Department
Remember that the Hellsgate Fireflies and the Domino Divas will be holding a Christmas party at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Tonto Village Fire Station. A delicious roast beef dinner has been planned along with a gift exchange (not to exceed $15) and a raffle at the end of the party of a live Christmas tree. Please bring a dish to share with everyone.
The December meeting of the Hellsgate Fire Board will be Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the Star Valley Fire Station meeting room. At that time the new battalion chief will be introduced to the public along with the newly elected fire board members.
Get well wishes
I have received word that Tonto Village III resident Mike Preston is in the hospital in the Valley.
Ruth Ann Winchester of Mead Ranch is also not feeling well.
Everyone is sending the both of them an express delivery of best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Since the news of the Village is in short supply this week, I will add a few things I have learned over the years:
• The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.
• When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it was a valuable plant.
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