Week Sees Computer Bugs And Bears – Oh My!

The Village


It happened again! My computer crashed — this time because of Internet Explorer.

Almost every computer uses Internet Explorer as their browser and when it was hacked, most computers stopped working.

The bad thing about this whole situation is that the average person cannot remove this browser by themselves unless they are a computer technician.

I just learned that the conversion to a safer browser is going to cost me a lot of money!

This is just not fair. I also have a laptop that is using Windows 8 which the technician tells me is not good. I have to have it changed to Windows 7. Another load of money! Where is the justice to the average computer user?

The Computer Guys told me that it would take two days to make everything right again with my computers. Internet Explorer will be changed to Foxfire for my browser.

Shelby School

The Shelby School is presenting a one- act play by the students at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 15 and at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 16. Un­fortunately, the seating is limited for all performances, so you are urged to contact the director, Elizabeth Fowler at Shelby School, and let her know that you plan on attending and at which performance.

Not only are the students busy rehearsing for the play, “Alice in Westerland,” they are also very busy with the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts.

The Boy Scouts are planning a camping trip soon. There will be more details on their activities in next week’s column.

Bear Flat

Bear Flat is very aptly named. One of the residents of the area spotted a bear near a local pond last week. The residents attribute the sighting to the severe drought we are experiencing. The bears are getting closer to civilization looking for food and water.

Campers in the area need to be aware of their surroundings at all times. Do not leave food out in the open and make sure that your pets are secure.


Mitzi Boles Brabb of Tonto Village III will add another candle to her birthday cake on Saturday, May 10.

John Ceja, a Hellsgate firefighter and engineer will celebrate his big day on May 14. John will be leaving the Hellsgate Fire Department to join the Tri City Fire Department in Claypool, Ariz. as firefighter/EMT. John will be sorely missed since he was the firefighter who manned the Tonto Village station. John always enjoyed it when the Domino Divas met and there was always great food. Happy birthday to you, John.

Christian One liners:

• The good Lord didn’t create anything without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.

• People are funny; they want the front of the bus, the middle of the road, and the back of the church.

Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 11, is a very important day since mothers all over the United States will be honored. Regretfully, I lost my mother a number of years ago, but I still miss her every day. A very important lesson she taught me was that she never knew a stranger. I hope that I have carried that lesson forward to my children.

Make sure that you shower your mother with affection and love on her very special day. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom, I love you and miss you.


Meria Heller 2 years, 8 months ago

IE has been known to be problematic for years, and most people have moved on to better browsers. Firefox is FREE and can be downloaded for FREE at mozilla.com. All you need do is uninstall the Internet Explorer to be done with it. if you use Apple computers you don't have to deal with Windows crappy systems, and use Safari as your browser.


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