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Janet Snyder

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Interesting activity around the Village recently

The Village

I am looking out my office window absolutely amazed by the logging equipment and the way that it handles the logs and cuts them to just the right size for the logging trucks.

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Forest around community being cleared

The Village

After a lot of activity in Tonto Village the past few weeks, the forest looks a bit sparse. There has been a logging company, Tri Star Logging from Snowflake, harvesting logs from around Tonto Village and Thompson Draw II. The project is under the Four Forest Restoration Initiative.

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A little bit of this; and some of that in The Village

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Rain! We actually had a good amount of rain over the weekend (I don’t know exactly how much fell in Tonto Village); well, actually before the weekend because Saturday, April 9 was a gorgeous day for the Business Showcase at the Sawmill Crossing parking lot.

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Hoping for rain and a chance to get gardening

The Village

Get ready, folks — Hopefully we are going to have some rain by this weekend. Hurray! The ground is so hard from the lack of moisture that it makes it difficult to dig up the soil for the garden. The weather forecast also called for temperatures to be lower than what we have been used to in the past month.

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Return of ‘winter’ — April Fool’s joke on us all

The Village

As I look out of my office window on a Tuesday morning, the snow showers are coming down almost horizontally.

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No rain, high winds heighten fire danger in the Village

The Village

There has been no rain in our area all of February and now none in March — so far.

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Spring a good time to get some serious health tests

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Last week I said that March is Women’s History Month, but there is another recognition that is much more important health-wise. It is Colon Cancer Month. Since I am a survivor of colon cancer, I cannot stress more emphatically than telling you my personal story.

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St. Patrick’s Day celebration slated in Village

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March is Women’s History Month. It was originally called International Working Women’s Day when the day was recognized, then changed to what it is called today.

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Spring’s early blooms appearing around Village

The Village

I mentioned the unusually warm weather we are having in last week’s column, and I guess that winter is over.

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Warm weather means busy Village residents

The Village

Tonto Village residents have been enjoying the warm weather that Mother Nature has bestowed upon us.

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Warm weather gets green thumb itchy

The Village

The weather is so unseasonably warm for February, I am starting to get the planting fever, so is my daughter, Eileen.

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Farewell football; can hardly wait for baseball

The Village

The football season is now officially over — sad, sad! But, the baseball season is just around the corner.

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Tonto Village residents are ready for spring

The Village

Tuesday, Feb. 2 was Ground Hog Day, and lo and behold, he did not see his shadow.

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Shelby celebrates National School Choice Week

The Village

I typed in the date for this week’s column and I was shocked, there are only two days left of this month. Where did the time go?

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Low temperatures keep ground covered with snow

The Village

Brrrr, the weather has been mighty chilly; so chilly in fact, Tonto Village has about 12 inches of snow still on the ground. Forget about mopping the floors, they will get muddy again right after you clean it up.

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Trees take tumble under weight of snow

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Mother Nature hit Tonto Village pretty darn hard with at least 22 inches of snow over a four-day period.

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Collect important papers as you clean old files

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The holidays are over; it’s time to put all the decorations away for another year. The Domino Divas took down all the decorations at the fire station last week; the job went surprisingly fast with so many hands helping.

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Storm makes for a different Christmas in the Village

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It’s kickoff time for the start of a New Year. Literally! I haven’t checked into how many football games will be televised, but fans should be able to get their fill this week

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Reflecting on the year coming to a close

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My last column for 2015.

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Storm turns Tonto Village into winter wonderland

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Tonto Village looks like a winter wonderland this week. The snow started coming down early Monday morning while we were snug in our beds and continued to come down all day — and it was so foggy it looked as if the clouds were down to tree level.

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As if we need an excuse to get baking pans out

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This column needs to be written on Tuesday for the Friday edition of the Payson Roundup so this morning (Tuesday), our radio station KMOG announced that Tuesday is National Brownie Day.

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Shelby School students in the spirit of the season

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Baby, it’s cold outside! Try to stay warm and cozy and drink a lot of hot chocolate or a hot toddy even cappuccinos will do.

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A hint for those leftover mashed potatoes

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The day after Thanksgiving… and your refrigerator is full of leftovers.

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Village residents hunker down during Monday’s storm

Tonto Village was treated to a wide array of weather events starting Sunday afternoon, which lasted until Monday evening.

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Cold weather a good time to make nice, hot soup

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I am writing this on Tuesday afternoon and the weather is gloomy, mopey and drowsy, but it is perfect weather to curl up with a good book or movie with a hot drink and just relax and look out the window once in a while and you may be surprised, snow could be falling at any time.

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Shelby students host haunted house

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Tonto Village was fairly quiet for Halloween as far as kids go. There were not too many kids trick or treating this year. Many residents dressed up their homes with scary spider webs and Bobette Davis went all out with her blow-up monsters and black cats.

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Halloween fun planned in Tonto Village

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The countdown is on everybody, there is only today left to get your costume ready, buy the treats for the kids (don’t forget yourself) and then party.

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Wildlife still visiting the area

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Rain, rain, go away, come again another day! I realize we need the rain, but not now, since we are trying to finish our kitchen cabinets.

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First Senior Expo very informative

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How many people attended the inaugural Senior Expo held at the Messinger Payson Funeral Home community room on Friday, Oct. 9?

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Residents enjoy bounty of apples

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How does that song go? “I’m singin’ in the rain ...” etc. etc. etc. And the Rim Country is not finished with the wet stuff. I am writing this on Tuesday morning and the weather report on KMOG Radio says more rain is on the way for us until Wednesday.

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Signs and sounds of autumn abound

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September is now a pleasant memory and autumn is here with Mother Nature doing her magic with the help of Jack Frost to turn the leaves a variety of reds, orange, brown and yellows.

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Bears, coyotes and elk – oh my!

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In case you haven’t seen the prescribed burn sign as you enter the Village, or if you have seen the smoke and freaked out, not to worry — the Hotshots are overseeing the prescribed burn on the Control Road.

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Big rain creates some inconvenience

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“It never rains, but it pours” is the expression that is often used when the rain comes down in buckets.

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Revived barbecue a Labor Day success

The Village

The date ... Sept. 11, such a sorrowful day. My husband and I were going to Yuma and we heard the awful news on the radio.

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Village ready for lots of Labor Day weekend fun

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What’s that? August is already history? Where did the month go? Now we have Labor Day weekend coming up THIS weekend and the crunch is on for the Hellsgate Fireflies Barbecue Saturday, Sept. 5.

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Coyotes prowling around neighborhood

The Village

The new news around the Village is that there are a few coyotes that are circling the Village on a daily basis.

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Tonto Village residents part of 131st annual rodeo

The Village

Do you have your boots all shined up and your cowboy hat dusted off and your shirt pressed and creased in all the right places?

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New Village residents had eventful move

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How is your garden growing? Do you have a plethora of zucchini? Do you need some recipes or have you saved enough from previous years? I have a few that my sister-in-law gave me for zucchini relish I will share with you. 

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Area firefighters help California battle blaze

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My traveling friend, Gloria and I took off from Payson and headed for Prescott for shopping and we also hit a few of the thrift stores.

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August already? Summer slipping by so quickly.

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Where has the month of July gone? The month has disappeared so fast and now the month of August is here.

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Getting excited about harvesting

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It is now mid-summer and my garden finally is starting to grow. The tomatoes have been the slowest growers this year I am hoping to get at least a small crop before the cold weather sets in.

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Keep watch over small, feathered friends

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Just this morning, (Tuesday), my husband went out in our yard and spotted the feathers of a small bird.

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Fourth of July in the Village packed with patriotism

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In a matter of a few days, a Fourth of July parade was organized and paraded down Johnson Boulevard at noon sharp. The Hellsgate fire engines started off the parade with sirens and lights blaring.

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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

The Village

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

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Thanks for giving visitors someplace for their trash

The Village

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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