Wild Weather Keeps Us All Guessing


Members of the Shelby Scouts of Pack #7787 continue to work hard preparing their Derby cars for the upcoming Pinewood Derby Race in Payson.

Members of the Shelby Scouts of Pack #7787 continue to work hard preparing their Derby cars for the upcoming Pinewood Derby Race in Payson.

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What a week! Tonto Village was hammered by a blinding snowstorm last Friday, which continued into Saturday.

A doctor’s appointment had to be canceled because the roads in the Village were too slippery and then on Saturday I had to miss the choral concert at Payson High School. By Sunday my hubby and I were so happy to see the sun. The scenery was picture perfect and I almost was going to take pictures of the forest, but then I remembered that I took pictures when we had the last snowstorm.

Anyway, by Monday, the snow was beginning to melt and clumps of snow were falling from the ponderosa pine trees and by the next day, the rising temperatures were melting it from the roofs and causing many muddy puddles. My hubby was having a heck of a time trying to keep up with the water running in the ditches and heading for the creek. For a while I had a lake in my back yard.

The temperatures continued to rise and everything turned watery and muddy. By the time you read this, the temperature is supposed to be in the 70s. Holy cow, this weather is bizarre! I wonder what the next few weeks will bring.

Computer problems

Another major change has occurred in the Snyder household. My computer went kaput! After I turned it off on Wednesday, I did not touch it until Friday and then nothing! The computer told me that Windows had been compromised or corrupted. Since Windows is the operating system on my computer, I could do nothing! I immediately called my favorite computer store, told them what happened, they told me to bring in the tower. I could not get there until Saturday because of the road conditions. The streets were finally plowed Saturday afternoon and I headed for town.

Bad news for my trusty computer — I needed to purchase a whole new computer because there were no upgrades on my old XP. I had it for too many years and the XP is no longer in existence. On Tuesday, a very nice guy named Morgan arrived at my door to install my new computer. I have a great new monitor, new tower, new wireless printer and new speakers. This setup should last me a long time.

Birthdays

For the week of March 18, Royce O’Donnell of Mead Ranch will add another candle to his birthday cake. Paula Plante, formerly of Bear Flat, will share the day with Royce. On March 20, June Milke of Tonto Village III will celebrate her big day. On March 20, Gail Fitch of Tonto Village III also has her big day. Happy birthday to all of you. Enjoy the love, laughter and limelight that is yours on your birthday.

Mary and Denny Kindler of Bear Flat will celebrate their 17th anniversary on March 23. Happy anniversary to a wonderful couple.

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Members of the Shelby Scouts of Pack #7787 continue to work hard preparing their Derby cars for the upcoming Pinewood Derby Race in Payson.

Shelby School

The Shelby Scouts of Pack #7787 continue to work hard preparing their Derby cars for March 26’s big Pinewood Derby Race in Payson at the LDS Stake Center. Each Scout completed their designs by sanding and then applying the finishing touch with a new paint job.

Double D

Don’t forget to come to the Double D restaurant on St. Patrick’s Day for an eight-ball pool tournament that starts at 2 p.m. and bring your appetite besides your favorite pool stick. The restaurant will be serving free corned beef and cabbage while the food lasts.

On Saturday, March 23, a Wild West party is being planned and will be featuring Cody Gibson handling the emcee portion of karaoke. Dress up in your funkiest western outfit or your best duds and have a great time. The party should start about 7 p.m. Get there early to get a good seat.

Human body facts

Scientists say the higher your I.Q., the more you dream.

The average human dream lasts only two to three seconds.

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