Another week gone by. The Lyons High School girls lost their last two basketball games and will not be going to the state tournament. Clear Creek will be going for our division. The 1A and 2A games start Thursday at the Budweiser center in Loveland. We want to express our thanks and appreciation to our Lyons team.
They did well, and gave us spectators a lot of excitement. Eight teams of boys and girls, out of some forty teams in Class 2A, get to go to state. For the boys it's:
Crowley County, Sanford, Highland, Meeker, Byers, Ignacio, Yuma, and Ellicott. For the girls: Wray, Rangley, Holyoke, Lutheran, Yuma, Ignacio, Simla, and Clear Creek.
A potluck supper was held at The River Church Tuesday evening with wrestling coaches Brandon Lohr and Lynn Lyon, parents, and friends. We are very proud of our wrestlers: Keegan Bean (State champion), Karson Bean, Orin Huff, and Konner Mauck who got to state and did very well.
First Team Wrestlers chosen by the BoCo Prep were: Oran Huff, Fr., (126 pounds) who earned fourth place in Class 2A, and Keegan Bean, Sr., (180 pounds) two-time champ, who became the first multi-time champion at the LHS since Leister Bowling (three time champ '98, '99, & '00). Honorable Mention went to: Karson Bean, So., and Konner Mauck, Jr. Our congratulations to all four!
Boys' baseball and track have started. You will be hearing good things from them soon. Stay tuned.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS will take place on Sunday, March 11, turn your clock forward one hour. Goodbye to dark evenings.
Our good friend, Geneva Thomas always reminds us of the time change. Thanks Geneva. She and her family were flooded out four years ago, and now live in Mead. We miss you.
VOTE TUESDAY, APRIL 3
The candidate for Mayor is Connie Sullivan. The seven candidates running for the six Trustee positions are: Mike Kavas, Juli Waugh, Barney Dreistadt, Wendy Miller, Gary McCrumb, Mark Browning, and Jocelyn Farrell.
LYONS M/SR HIGH NEWS
The Lyons Middle/Senior High School would like to recognize, congratulate, and especially welcome Mrs. Andrea Smith, the new Lyons Middle/Senior Principal, who will begin in August. Our school feels very fortunate to add her to our outstanding school community. Superintendent Dr. Don Haddad will be speaking at four community Town Hall meetings concerning the annual bond updates and school safety.
Tuesdays & Thursdays – MS/HS chess clubs meet in the Cafetorium. Parents and students attended College Night Tuesday night at Niwot High School. The MS and HS choir concert was held earlier this week with a big crowd attending. Also, the HS band participated in the Regional competition in Ft. Collins. And folks greatly enjoyed the MS band concert at the school on Wednesday evening.
Saturday, March 10 – HS track meet at Broomfield High School (7:45 a.m.); HS baseball at home vs. Estes Park at 11 a.m. Varsity only. Come out and support our teams!
Sunday, March 11 - Booster Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley on North Main Street in Longmont.
Monday, March 12 - HS Booster Club meeting at 4 p.m., with guests from St. Vrain Education group to speak on the finances of the St. Vrain Valley School District. Come, learn about the school's finances. How and why they are keeping up!
Wednesday, March 14 - Lyons High Jazz Band at Oskar Blues at 7:30 p.m. All are invited.
SCHOOL YEAR BOOKS are now on sale at a reduced price of $65 - High School, and $35 - Middle School. Contact Anne at Lyons High (303) 823-6631.
PARKS & REC NEWS
Fast Pitch GIRLS SOFTBALL
Sign-up now through Longmont Recreation. Practices will begin the first week of April, with games beginning in May. All practices will be held right here in LYONS! We have 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U teams. Come join the FUN!!! (https://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-n-z/recreation-services/recreation-brochure-online-registration)
Senior Exercise Classes on Tuesdays Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the Walt Self Senior Center basement. Call Lori at (303) 823-8250. To get everyone moving!
World Instrument and Art Classes every Thursday through May from 10:30 to 11:30, upstairs at the Walt Self building taught by Julie Adair. $8 drop in fee.
Active Adult 50+ book club meets on the third Thursday of each month from l2:30 to 1:30 p.m., upstairs at the Walt Self building.
Active Adult 50+ art class on Tuesday, April 10, from l0 to 11:30 a.m., in the Walt Self building. This is a free class of crafting for folks who enjoy making useful items. RSVP at (303) 823-8250.
Mommy (caretaker) & baby/toddler fitness class on Mondays through May from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the basement of the Walt Self building. $5 per class.
Open basketball every Thursday evening through April 26 (closed March 29 for spring break), from 8 to 9:30 p.m., in the Lyons Elementary School gym.
Ice skating was so popular this past winter; enjoyed by hundreds! But the warmer temperatures have arrived, and the ice becomes slushy and is ruined when skated on. Unless we get another really cold spell (March in Colorado?) it is done for the season. Thanks to Crystal White who rented out skates and sold cocoa and snacks. And to all the skaters who had such a wonderful time.
Sunday, March 11, at 11:30 a.m., there will be a “Free Will-Power” workshop at the Lyons Community Church.
The next Chamber social will be Tuesday, March 20, at 5:30 p.m., at a site to be determined. All businesses are invited to pay their dues and let the Chamber help you advertise.
Wednesday, March 21, by the way, is National Business Day at the State Capitol from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday March 23 through Sunday, March 25, is the Lyons International Film Festival at Pizza 66 and Rogers Hall.
Consider donating to the Janet Orback scholarship fund to honor longtime cemetery and town volunteer. Send donations to the Lyons Community Foundation, Box 546, Lyons 80540. The scholarship will be given out during the LHS Awards Night in May.
Breakfast is served at the River Church every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome.
Sixteen seniors enjoyed their meal of ham, potatoes, beans, cake and ice cream sponsored by The River Church Monday evening. Our thanks! Thanks also to Oskar Blues who hosted the first Wednesday lunch. There is no meal on Monday, March 12. The Lyons Community Church serves on the third Monday (March 19), with another potluck scheduled on Monday, March 26. Bring a dish and attend! All seniors invited. The county's Bistro lunches are held on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Walt Self Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $3. Call (303) 441-1415 the day before to make reservations.
Although flu season is winding down, it is recommended you get your shot, and while you're at it, get your shingles shot too!
Saturday, April 7 - Open house for the LAHC's Spring Art Show at Town Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Always a great time!
Saturday, April 7 – Old Tyme Dance at Oskar Blues from 7 to 10 p.m. Come one and all. Fun for all ages. (Go to both; the art show first, then the dance!) See you there.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Wednesday, May 16, is the Lyons High School Awards Night, and Saturday May 26, is LHS graduation. June 1 & 2, is the Lyons Outdoor Games.
MORE TID BITS
Chelsea Long of Lyons is serving in the Middle East.
Joel Such is in San Juan Capistrano in Pacific Palisades, working with birds and water fowl.
Amy Moffitt is retiring from the John James Beauty Salon in Crofton, Maryland after working there five years. They will miss you Amy.
Our congratulations to Rev. Mickey Lohr of The River Church, who celebrated having been the Pastor for sixteen years!
The golden eagles are back! Crystal White sent a picture of the golden eagles flying around LaVern Johnson Park. Welcome back, our faithful friend. An eagle has also been sighted around Apple Valley Road.
We note in the archives of the Times Call that on June 29, 1970, Missy Temple from Lyons and Diane Peterson from Longmont, contestants in the Miss Colorado Pageant, were awarded free passes to the New Plaza Twin Peaks Theatre in Southmore Park. Missy graduated from Lyons High in 1968. She recently retired as a teacher in Castle Rock, and now lives in Aguilar. Who has her address to send her a picture?
Our thanks to Oskar Blues who is celebrating the 40th running of the Bolder Boulder, held Memorial Day, with a special beer can. Way to go, Dale. Chad Melis, of Lyons, is the marketing director at Oskar Blues.
Georgia Angelo, Walt Kinderman, Tracey Kahn Carter, Arianne Powell, Mark Webber, Bonnie Kohl, Shirley Devin, Ben Veltien, Tracy Rolla, Chris Lennard, Amy Moffitt, Debbie Simms, Theresa Ribble, Linette DeSalvo, Mike Scheske, Dustin French, Debbie Edwards, Caleb Roberts, Megan Provost, Jim Bradshaw, Tura Sutak, Sam Tallent, Stacy Lee, Scarlett Vasquez, Priscilla Ribble, Ray Fudge, Debi Stevensen, Donna Johnson, Nicki Raspotnik, Mia Glover, Vicki McCarty, Lindsay Heppner, Gayle Anglen, Sandi Englehorn, Kitty Keim, Kiowa Knapp, Tracy McConnell (on St. Patrick’s Day), Sharon Dunn, Randy Feavel, Sandra Woltis, Isaak Flemming (1 yr. old son of Pastor Emily), Mitch Simms, Megan Baker, Lori Herman, and Arienne Hodgson.
We express our deepest sympathy at the death of Mabel Agnes Center Boehm, who passed away February 11, at age 94. She is survived by one brother Luther, three children, Kathie, Paul, and Debbie, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchildren. Mabel grew up in Berea, Kentucky, where she met her husband Karl.
They served with the US State Department in Europe for more than five years, and moved to Colorado to begin building the Peaceful Valley Guest Lodge & Dude Ranch, which they operated for forty years. She and her family operated the ranch after Karl died in 1993. In 1998 she moved to Longmont and became involved with the senior bell-ringing choir.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday March 9, at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 416 Terry Street, in Longmont. Condolences can be sent to benefit Berea College in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to share condolences.
Our thoughts are with Marcie Hall whose mom passed away sixteen years ago; with the family of John Burke of VISAbility, who passed one year ago; and with Dee (York) Johnson, wife of Don Johnson, who is gone but not forgotten.