Shopping Season Slips Into High Gear

On line shopping can be a worrisome task for many people. Purchasing anti-virus software may ease your mind to some extent, but being careful and not releasing too much information is always a safe bet.

On line shopping can be a worrisome task for many people. Purchasing anti-virus software may ease your mind to some extent, but being careful and not releasing too much information is always a safe bet. |

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Today is the last day of November which means that the holiday season gets under way in earnest with Christmas shopping for just that right gift for everyone on your list. Many people across the country went online to do their shopping, but I am still wary of most of the Web sites. There was a special on one of the network stations warning shoppers of bogus sites, and showed people what to look for to make sure the site was a safe one. A few of the tips were: look for a “contact us” or “privacy policy.” I still don’t feel comfortable about the whole thing.

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.

My e-mail address is: janet_ snyder2001@yahoo.com.

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