Janet Snyder

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Getting those checkups before end of year

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Have you ever felt like a human pincushion or a scientific medical experiment? That is how I have felt all this month. First, my arteries were checked out, with a suspicion of possible osteoporosis.

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Village quiets with new season

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The Village is so quiet — I can even sit on my front porch without hearing those loud toys running up and down Johnson.

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Village turned into Tent City over holiday weekend

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The Village was in the holiday spirit for Labor Day weekend. Many of the part-time residents took the risk of going through the mass migration to the high country.

Seems autumn is edging its way into Rim Country already

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August is behind us and now on to September and autumn, my favorite time of year. I love the colors of the season — the reds, oranges, all shades of brown and maybe a bit of green now and then.

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Looking forward to end of primary season and robo calls

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Are you as fed up as I am about the rash of robo calls from the politicians?

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Monsoon storms have started teasing us again

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Mother Nature is sure faking all of us out! One minute the clouds turn dark, and you expect that it will be pouring rain any minute. But it doesn’t! Where does it go?

A little lull in activities at the end of summer

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The Village is quiet. The kids have returned to school, the streets are less noisy from all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes, etc. Vacation time is over.

Tonto Village residents welcome noisy return of monsoon storms

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The monsoon rains have finally arrived, Tonto Village has received at least 2 inches with each recent storm —two since last week. What a wonderful sight — except for the extremely loud thunder, it sounded like it was just outside my front door.

Hellsgate Fire District honors its board and firefighters

Somebody must have done a rain dance for Tonto Village. The thunder and lightning started and my hopes rose.

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Still looking for return of the monsoon

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Where’s the monsoon? It headed straight to Phoenix and bypassed Payson. Boy, did they get hit on Monday night, a microburst, heavy rain, a dust storm and flooding, all in one storm.

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