Janet Snyder

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Monsoon rains perking up gardens

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The monsoon has arrived. Tonto Village has received a measurable amount of rain this past week and thank goodness … now our garden can perk up and look lively again.

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Foundation down for new fire station

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Father’s Day is now behind us, and another big celebration is on the horizon. Father’s Day was a huge success for the Snyder family.

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Tonto Village area residents could see drop in home insurance

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The calendar tells me that June is already half over, but the weather is telling a different story … rain, rain and more rain, just as if the monsoon was already here.

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Much-appreciated rain puts damper on fishing

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Our fishing buddies came up to spend some time in their cabin this past weekend and they kind of moped around since we had so much rain and they couldn’t go fishing.

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Tragedy mars Memorial Day holiday weekend

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The Memorial Day weekend around the Village was not a safe weekend.

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Thanks for giving visitors someplace for their trash

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Someone is listening out there! In my May 15 column, I mentioned that the trash along the highway was so unsightly and had asked if there was an answer out there.

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Cattle are back and making a mess

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The cattle are back, chewing up everything in my yard. These guys are so big, they just jump over the fence. They chewed all the new growth on my herbs and pulled the pansies right out of the pots.

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Visitors leave holiday dregs along roads

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Another big holiday is now behind us. Mothers are so important to all of us. I know that each mother was shown the love and appreciation she deserves.

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Cinco de Mayo celebrations meant great food

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I hope everyone survived Cinco de Mayo on Tuesday. I realize Mexico considers the holiday a minor event, but across the border here in the U.S., the day is celebrated with a variety of Mexican foods and assorted beverages — especially in margaritas.

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Now spring really begins in Rim Country

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May Day — literally. What a fine memory I have of that day way back when I went to Sparrowbush Elementary School in Upstate New York.

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