The outdoors has been the place to be this past week; the weather has been perfect. The mornings are crispy and the leaves are turning golden and starting to fall. Have I said it before? This is my favorite time of year.
There have been a plethora of hunters in the area for elk bow hunting. I spotted a group on the Control Road skinning out their catch. I found out that there are many hunters who stake out an area ahead of the time for the hunt and place cameras in a tree in hopes of the elk crossing near the area. I guess that cuts down the odds of getting “skunked.”
Hellsgate Fire Department
The Hellsgate Fire Board and Chief Hatch have set up dates for meeting the candidates seeking election to the November fire board elections. The first is at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Tonto Village fire station #22 on 156 Mathews Lane. The second is at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Hellsgate fire station in Star Valley on 80 S. Walters Lane. Everyone within the Hellsgate Fire District should attend these meetings. Your input and comments will be vital for an intelligent selection of new board members in the Nov. 6 election.
On Oct. 10, a Hellsgate Fire board meeting will be held at the Star Valley station, 80 S. Walters Lane. The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room. The fire board meetings are always open to the public and your comments and suggestions are encouraged.
Upcoming events for the Hellsgate Fireflies are attending the Christopher Creek Car Show on Oct. 20. The Fireflies will be selling their popular cookbook, “Fireflies can Cook” for only $10.
On Thursday, Oct. 25, the Fireflies will be hosting a Firefighters Appreciation Dinner at the Star Valley fire station and presenting a plaque for the firefighter and volunteer of the year.
Even though the summer is over and many of the ladies have returned to the Valley for the winter, the Domino Divas are still active and will continue to get together every Wednesday afternoon at the Tonto Village fire station. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the afternoon with friendly competition and some good food. The time is 1 p.m. and the parking is in the back of the fire station parking lot.
This week, Karen Carlen, administrative assistant at the Hellsgate fire station in Star Valley will celebrate her birthday Oct. 7. Karen is a dedicated and energetic worker and an organizing expert. Then just two days later, Angela Lecher, the financial wizard of the fire department, celebrates her big day. Stop by the office and wish them both a happy birthday.
On Oct. 12, Bill and Janet Snyder will observe 55 years of marriage. Where has the time gone? Bill and I were married at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Milford, Penn. on a gorgeous fall day. Now 55 years later, five children, 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren later, we look back and say we have had quite a successful run at marriage. Happy anniversary, Hon!
Again on a personal note, our son Bill Jr. will add another candle to his birthday cake on Oct. 13. Happy birthday, son.
On Sunday, Oct. 14, Betty Koutz, Harvey Poyner and John Watson of Tonto Village I, will all celebrate their big day. They will be at the Double D sometime that day. Stop by and wish them all a happy birthday.
On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Tonto Village II resident Linda Stailey adds another candle to her birthday cake. “Scotty” Clyde Scott will also be celebrating that day.
On Thursday, Oct. 18, “Bobbie” Bobette Davis also will be adding another candle to her birthday cake.
To all the birthday people, a thought for the day: You know those memories that make you laugh out loud? I hope you make many new ones on your special day. Happy birthday to all.
Double D doings
The nine-ball competition got under way last Tuesday evening. The winners were Patty Boeschling, Bobbie Davis and Sharon Marksbury. Congratulations to the winners.
Mark your calendars! The Shelby School’s Black Plastic Productions will proudly present chilling and thrilling scenes in their Haunted House on Friday, Oct. 26. The door creaks open at 6 p.m. for tours of the multiple creepy chambers, and thunders closed at 8:30 p.m.
There will be a separate Haunted Maze for little children outside, to spare them from an overdose of fear.
The Shelby School’s Haunted House has been a very popular event in years past, for those who have lived to tell of it!