Janet Snyder

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Looking forward to a great new year

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The big day is over! By now, the Christmas tree looks bare without all the wrapped presents and the pretty paper and gift bags are history — torn and discarded. The Christmas dinner is now demoted to leftovers in the refrigerator. Do you have great ideas for the remains of the Christmas dinner?

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Better to have smoke now than fire later

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Whew — Tonto Village is really smoky! There have been crews around the Village lighting the piles of brush cut earlier.

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Thanksgiving and Christmas all about family

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My husband and I made the long trip to Yuma for the holidays to visit with four of our children. It turned out to be a whirlwind of activity for us.

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A great resource for holiday leftover how-to

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By now, the big turkey dinner is history, except for all the leftovers. What to do? Watch the Food Channel — the many different shows are sure to have every which way to use those great leftovers besides my favorite: a turkey, dressing and cranberry sauce sandwich.

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Sounds of the changing seasons a real delight

Brrr! The temperature has dropped to a bone-chilling 29 degrees early in the morning in the Village.

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Community effort gets property cleaned

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There has not been a column for the past two weeks because our son Bill Jr. has been at Mayo Hospital for surgery on Oct. 27.

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Colors of the season dazzle Tonto Village

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Tonto Village is turning all kinds of colors. Mother Nature and Jack Frost are responsible for all the gold, orange, red and brown hues on the trees and bushes.

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Autumn storm puts damper on Hellsgate event

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The lightning and thunderstorm last Thursday evening resulted in a downpour.

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Don’t dump garbage along roads and creeks

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Well, readers, I am going to get on my soapbox. I have seen this problem for years now, but this week it really hit me so hard I decided to say something about it. On my way into Payson on Monday from Tonto Village, I noticed that garbage bags had been left on the side of the road, torn open, with garbage scattered for at least a few hundred feet.

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Glad we didn’t get whacked by the big rains

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There finally is relief from all the monsoon storms that have hit our area. Thankfully, we were lucky enough to be bypassed by the worst of the storm that hit the Phoenix area.

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