Autumn Means Bid Farewell To Bug Bites

Rim Country churches are coming together this week in prayer. Starting Friday evening, people started taking turns praying at Mountain High Coffee Works, 612 N. Beeline Highway. The goal: non-stop prayer for seven days. The vision: unite churches across the state and see spiritual, social and economic transformation.

Rim Country churches are coming together this week in prayer. Starting Friday evening, people started taking turns praying at Mountain High Coffee Works, 612 N. Beeline Highway. The goal: non-stop prayer for seven days. The vision: unite churches across the state and see spiritual, social and economic transformation. Photo by Andy Towle. |

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Ahh — autumn! — No bug bites

Autumn has arrived like a lamb. No season is such a delight as when the leaves are starting to turn gorgeous with multi-colored hues and the leaves that are falling crunch under your feet as you walk. The days are just right for walking without the no see-ums and the mosquitoes. There is one odd happening though, the honey bees are coming in the house and then dying. This phenomenon seems to happen each fall. Can anyone tell me why?

Hellsgate Fire Department

The news can finally be told… the new battalion chief has been chosen. His name is David Bathke from Green Lake, Wis. David has had about 30 years experience as a firefighter, and he is anxious to move to the area with his family. He will start this new phase of his career on Dec. 3. Welcome to you and your family to the Rim Country.

There will be no more brush pick-ups by the fire department. The equipment will be sold and the department will be out of the brush pick-up business for good.

Karen Carlen, the administrative assistant at the Star Valley fire station, can still issue applications for the fuels grant program. Call her at (928) 474-3835.

Hellsgate Fireflies Auxiliary

Upcoming events for the auxiliary include joining the Christopher Creek celebration car show event by setting up a booth to sell the popular cookbook, “Fireflies Can Cook.” The cookbook is a compilation of recipes from the auxiliary and old family recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation, as well as many quick-fix meal ideas for the busy families with no extra time to spend in the kitchen. The cookbook holds about 370 recipes and costs only $10.

The car show will be on Oct. 20 and it is an all-day event with many activities. For more details, call the Christopher/Kohl’s fire station at (928) 478-4011.

40 Days of Prayer

There is a movement afoot that is being encouraged by the churches and is called “Forty Days of Prayer.” The focus of this event is to pray for 40 days for our country and for all of its leaders and for all the candidates running for the election in November. This election year is going to be a turning point for our country and for the world. Your vote counts more than ever. Spread the word to become an informed voter and encourage everyone that your vote does count.

Shelby School News

Shelby School chess coach, International master Daniel Rensch won the Unity Open tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Saturday, Sept. 22. Coach Rensch is planning to bring the Shelby School chess team to Phoenix for its first tournament of the school year on Oct. 20. The team will travel to Chandler, Ariz. to compete with many of the state’s best scholastic players. Good luck to all the players.

The school will be hosting a Haunted House that will be open to the public on Friday, Oct. 26. Plan to have a rollicking, fright-filled tour. More details will be announced at a later date.

Birthdays, etc

On Friday, Sept. 28, Dar Sutton of Bear Flat will add another candle to her birthday cake, which is a dark chocolate cake with fluffy white icing! Enjoy every bite, Dara.

On Saturday, Sept.29, Hellsgate fire chief Gary Hatch passes the 50-year mark. OOPS! Should I not tell? Anyway, have a great day, Gary, but your firefighters need to stand by with a fire extinguisher with all those candles on your birthday cake.

Matt and Mitzi Brabb of Tonto Village III will celebrate 10 years of wedded bliss on Oct. 5. Happy anniversary, the honeymoon isn’t over yet!

Do you have news that should be in this column? If so, the easiest way to let me know is to e-mail me at: janet_snyder2001@ yahoo.com. Or you can leave me a message on my phone: (928) 478-9935. Catch you on the flip side of October, my favorite month.

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