An Electrical Friday The 13th All Week

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I cannot believe these past two weeks. Anything electrical in the Snyder household has had problems. We have had repairmen here all week long. Not only for our refrigerator, but also for the television. Our bedroom television set got fried by lightning about a month ago, but since we hardly use that one, we didn’t know about it until about a week ago. Wires had to be changed and we had to find another television. We are fortunate enough to have two refrigerators and one of them defrosted and ruined a bunch of food items. We tried to salvage some of the food and put some of it in the freezer before it was all defrosted.

Then, Tuesday morning, just as I was ready to write my column for this week, no phone service! What is going on?

It is said that things come in threes — not necessarily, since this time it was four.

Looking on the bright side, maybe there won’t be any more trouble for a long time.

Subsequently, this week’s column is short, since I couldn’t get any news from the Village.

Hellsgate Fire Department

There are three seats to fill on the Hellsgate Fire Board. The candidates will appear on the ballot. Their profiles appeared in last Friday’s Payson Roundup. The election is on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and is less than 30 days away, so in order to be an informed voter for your district, there will be two “meet and greet” sessions. One of them will be at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Tonto Village fire station meeting room. Coffee and donuts will be served.

The next “meet and greet” will be at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Star Valley fire station meeting room. Refreshments will be served.

The Hellsgate Auxiliary, the Fireflies, will be at the Christopher Creek Car Show Saturday, Oct. 20. The auxiliary will be selling its popular cookbook, “Fireflies Can Cook” for $10 and in recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they will be selling pink T-shirts.

Attention all Fireflies, firefighters and their families, including all board members:

The Fireflies will be hosting a Firefighters’ Appreciation Dinner at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Star Valley fire station. The Fireflies will be presenting a plaque for Firefighter of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. Be sure that you attend and bring a side dish to share. Pulled pork sandwiches will be provided.

New Tonto Village residents

I received an e-mail this past week from Curt and Kathy Arrants. They are now permanent residents of the Village as of August. The Arrants came from Kingman, and decided to make the Rim Country their home. Curt is retired and Kathy continues to work at the Frontier House.

Welcome to Tonto Village, Curt and Kathy. We hope that you get acquainted with the residents and that you find out Tonto Village is a great place to live.

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