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Lots of rain blessed the Christopher Creek area this past weekend

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek got some rain last Friday. Then we got some more rain. And then we got still even more rain. We were “gauge-watching” early that morning starting out with a quarter of an inch and then half-inch.

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My seven favorite quotations

Your Turn

I’ve lived 84 wonderful years, and during those years I have read so many quotations by so many people that a list of them would probably fill a library. And yet, I cherish just seven of them. 

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Archery coach asks for Credit for Kids donations

When making your Credit for Kids tax donation at the end of this year, Pine-Strawberry School teacher and coach Margaret Johnson is asking to please consider designating the funds go to the archery team.When making your Credit for Kids tax donation at the end of this year, Pine-Strawberry School teacher and coach Margaret Johnson is asking to please consider designating the funds go to the archery team.

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A tribute to a special man — Coach Emil Nasser

In “COACH – The Life and Times of U.S. Hall of Fame Football Coach Emil Nasser,” author Dr. Gerald Milton-Knowles asks, “Will his like ever pass this way again?”

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Christopher Creek residents take holiday celebrations seriously

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek tends to take its celebrating seriously and that was certainly evident judging by the amount of work that went into the decorating of the vehicles in the annual light parade. Mild temperatures and moonlit skies made for a perfect evening for the event.

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Beware: Thieves are stalking Tonto Village

Beware Tonto Village ... We have thieves among us. Just recently, we inadvertently left the garage door unsecured just for a matter of a few hours and the thieves took advantage of that time and stole numerous items such as tools and building supplies.

It’s amazing what a difference some small habit can make in our lives, Part Two

Back When

A long time ago in a far away place (always wanted to say that!) I developed a small habit that has had a remarkably happy effect on my life. 

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Christopher Creek all aglow for the holiday season

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek is decked out with lights and decorations from one end of town to the other.

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Celebrate the holiday with area students

Pine Strawberry School is hosting its annual Christmas Extravaganza from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14 in the gymnasium.

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Rim holidays – Christmas, Part One

Back When

Christmas was a special time for Rim Country settlers to get together and find companionship with others in the hard task of wresting ranches from the wilds. Memories of families left behind brought many a tear for those who had forged a new life in this place.

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Truth can really be stranger than fiction

As I said last week, if I took some of the unlikely events that have happened during my life and used them as plots in a novel or short story I’d be laughed at, but there’s one major exception: The most wonderful event of my life, one which happened one evening in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Forest busy after Thanksgiving holiday

Traveling to Flagstaff Saturday morning, wife Kay and I were puzzled by the large number of visitors we saw on our trip through the Coconino National Forest.

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Blanket of white stuff gives holiday decorations special look

Christopher Creek is in the snow business following last Sunday night’s blanketing. Initially, there was three to four inches around town with reports from Susan Keown and the Colcord Road area detailing as much as eight inches.

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Rim holidays – Thanksgiving Part Two

Back When

Arizona was recognized as a territory separate from New Mexico in 1864, and the capital was established with the protection of Fort Whipple in the new town of Prescott.

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Busy week means short column

This week the column will be very short. The week so far has been hectic due to Thanksgiving preparations.