The memorial service for Robert “Bobby” Mollere will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 22 at the All Saints Church, 6300 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. The Hellsgate fire trucks will be leaving the Star Valley Fire Station at 7:30 a.m. with Bobby’s ashes. There will be a police escort through the town of Payson. A reception for all firefighters and families at Bobby’s wife’s home immediately follows the service.
Donations may be made at the Wells Fargo Bank in Payson, 115 E. Hwy. 260 in Bobby’s memory. Contributions may also be made at the Star Valley Fire Station.
Our hearts are so saddened by the loss of Bobby Mollere, he was a friend to everyone he met.
The Hellsgate Fireflies auxiliary held its first meeting of 2014 Friday, March 14. The main focus of the meeting was to hold elections. Elected were: President Karen Carlen, Vice President Gayle Fitch, Secretary Gloria Alliger and Treasurer Kara Shaw. Now that that part is over, it is time to concentrate on the upcoming fund-raisers. The auxiliary needs volunteers for these events, so you can leave your name at the Star Valley station or call (928) 474-3835. The men are not excluded, they are needed as well for the heavy stuff, so if you have a willingness to help in any capacity, the auxiliary needs you!
Hellsgate firefighter Bobby McCave had his birthday on March 15. National Bank branch manager Jenny Scott added another candle on March 16, and former loan processor for National Bank, Neloa Beeler, celebrated her big day on March 17. Neloa is now retired, but I still miss her smiling face when I walk into the bank.
On March 18, Royce O’Donnell of Mead Ranch added another year. Also on March 18, Bear Flat resident Paula Plante ate birthday cake.
March 20 was June Milke’s big day, she resides in Tonto Village III.
March 22 is the big day for Gayle Fitch of Tonto Village III and Kim Matchner of Mead Ranch.
The importance of birthdays is not how many you’ve had, but rather how well you’ve celebrated.
Tips of the week
• A gardening rule: 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.
• The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement. Works every time!