TIME FOR SCHOOL, WHICH STARTS THIS THURSDAY
The buses will roll to pick your students up. Staff and teachers are ready, the custodians have been cleaning all summer, and the kids are rearin’ to go. We hope you all had a
great summer and are anxious to start a year of “Readin’ Ritin’ & Rithmetic!” The Boulder County Sheriff’s Department, the Town of Lyons, and the Lyons Lions Booster Club announce the annual BBQ is next Friday, August 26, from 4 to 7 p.m., before the first football game. A scrumptious meal! Donations are appreciated, send to Sheriff’s Office, Box 49, Lyons CO. Go Lions!
All is back to normal, but I am still getting calls and emails about my being “rolled” in England. I hope no one sent the $1,700,which they were asking for. I have my “contacts” back and found my emails, so all seems okay. My classmate in Loveland, Joan House, said she received a phone call saying, “Your grandson Jeremy, was in a bad accident and needs money.” Luckily, Jeremy was at her home at the time. I know most of you have gotten an email where they say “YOU WON,” send… THE ANSWER: DO NOT EVER SEND
MONEY; watch your credit card statements is the advice I have received. Thanks to all for your concern.
THURSDAY CONCERT in Sandstone Park features Bonnie and The Clydes, at the Vasquez Stage, at 6:30 p.m. Good crowds have been enjoying the concerts. Come one, come all. Romano Paoletti is scheduled for next Thursday, August 25.
THIS WEEKEND IS THE FOLKS FEST, featuring many great singers. They say they are sold out, however, it may be worth a call. The Lyons Town Board wants us to welcome these festival-goers. They are putting up bigger signs asking them to park in Bohn Park, as well as some “long-term” parking signs, which should relieve the congestion in downtown Lyons and area streets. Yes, they are nice people, we like them, we are glad they come to Lyons, but we are not happy when they park in our driveway and stay three days. We do encourage them to park in Bohn Park for a small fee ($2 a day, 3 days for $5), and all will be well!
THE GOLDEN GANG IS SPONSORING A PANCAKE BREAKFAST at the Walt Self Senior Center this Saturday, August 20, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Prices are $5 for adults, and $3 for under 12 years of age. All are invited to attend.
THE LYONS GOLDEN GANG will have a booth at the Lyons Outdoor Market this weekend, selling some unique jewelry. Be sure to visit them.
THE RED ROCK RAMBLERS will feature Dean Dederman at the Square Dance this Saturday, August 20, at the Lyons Elementary School gym. Rounds start at 7:30 p.m. and Squares from 8 to 10:15 p.m. All dancers are invited. A large crowd enjoyed the calling of Deborah Carroll & Jon Jones last Saturday with dancers from: Mulvane, KS; Cheyenne; Fort Worth; Gering, NE; Mesa, AZ; Mt. Rest, SC; and twenty-seven Colorado towns. The Square Dusters of Fort Collins served as hosts.
NEXT THURSDAY, August 25, Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce Networking Social, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Double D Accounting. Co-hosting Ralston Brothers Antiques, Rivers Colorworks & Design, The Stone Cup, and The White Lion. Come mix and mingle with your fellow Lyons Chamber members. Refreshments provided. FREE to all Chamber members and 1st time invited guests. RSVP please by Aug. 24 via email, or call (303) 823-5215.
THE CHAMBER would like to give a big thank you to the following people who are working as volunteers on the the LACC Networking Socials Committee: Barb Welke - Apple Valley Farmstead, Mary Beckstrom - Individual Member, Patricia Appelfeller - Appelfeller Arts, Carol Conigliaro - Licensed Acupuncturist, Joan Treece - Negotiation Skills & Self/Advocacy Training, Trish Flanders - Papillon Visions, Sharonah Laemmle - HINENI Art, Erin Hetherington - Moore-e-Moore Business Solutions, LLC, Jess Kutrumbos - Hiku Graphics, Kara Whalen - Community Volunteer, Sue Wratten - Lyons Garden Club, and Laurie Harper - Individual Member. Please acknowledge them and their businesses as they do the hard work of organizing and presenting our great Chamber Socials. Thanks to all!
THE SPLASH PAD IS PROGRESSING
The young mothers are working on collecting information for a Splash Pad in Sandstone Park, and will submit a Mini-Grant in six months (the next granting cycle), and will help raise the matching funds. Call Dave Cosgrove at (303)823-8250 to help.
A LAND ACQUISITION GRANT, due the first of the year, is planned and will include a revised tennis court, ball field, irrigation in Bohn Park, Frisbee golf, etc. The tennis folks have vowed to help raise the matching funds. Special funds are being set aside by Go-Colorado for grants to fund projects like “The Lyons River Park,” including the ponds and trail at the east end of Lyons Valley Park. Good luck, Parks & Recreation Dept.
PARKING FEES have now been started for the weekends in Bohn Park. Residents may obtain a free pass at the Lyons Town Hall. Meadow Park has had parking for $5 a day for quite some time. It is noted that over 80 tickets were given over the 4th of July weekend to people who did not take the rules “seriously.”
RESERVATIONS ARE NEEDED for the Class of 1971 40th class reunion, with their teachers, spouses, and parents invited. To be held at Oskar Blues barn on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $15 each. Contact Donna (Harkalis) Johnson at (720) 938-3706 to make reservations. Greeters for the evening are Dora Babcock, George Sittner, and Donna Johnson.
THANKS TO SUMMER MUSEUM EMPLOYEES
Terri Weir and Katie Hirschfeld, who worked at the museum from June 1, and are now called back to work or college. Hostesses at the museum now are: Janet Freeman, Wanda Janik, and Kathleen Spring. Be sure to stop by!
THANKS, THANKS, THANKS, BLUE MOUNTAIN FOUNDATION who has awarded a grant for $3000 for operation of the Lyons Redstone Museum, which includes utilities, insurance, fire alarm, displays, supplies, repairs, etc. It is indeed much appreciated. The Blue Mountain Foundation was formed to help non-profit 50l(c)3 organizations with their projects. It was started by a technology company based in Golden, whose owners enjoy their home in Spring Gulch on the weekends.
VISIT BOULDER COUNTY’S HISTORICAL ART DISPLAY at The Old Firehouse on 667 4th Avenue in Longmont through October. The County is celebrating its 150th anniversary.
THE BENEFIT CONCERT HELD FOR DAN LEE AND TRACY SOBEL was well attended, with the funds taken in. A great help. I have not heard how much was taken in, however, it is much appreciated for an injured family.
A BENEFIT SQUARE DANCE was held at the Westminister Elks Lodge last Sunday for Laura (Frost) Anderson, who had surgery, no insurance, and a bill of $112,000. The $2600 taken in will indeed be a help.
MARIE MCCREERY has rented her house and moved to Boulder, to be handier to winter activities. Marie worked for the Lyons youth and seniors for the past twenty-two years. She recently retired from Boulder County Aging, where she was employed the past twelve years. Marie helped the Lyons seniors get housing, health insurance, doctor care, food, supplemental income, section-8 housing, etc. We do thank her. We wish her the best in her new home. Keith Carr is the new Aging employee.
FROM ALISSA ENGLAND (ALISSA is the daughter of Rick and Linda England, graduated from Lyons High School in 2008): “This summer I was able to take a class through the University of Wyoming about the Holocaust. This class took place in Germany and Poland for two and a half weeks. Thirteen students and one professor made the trip. We toured several museums, analyzed and paid respects at numerous memorials, as well as walked through concentration and extermination camps. It was an eye-opening experience for us all, to learn in person what we had been studying in books. Although the trip was very intense and powerful, we had a great time getting to know people in the different countries as well as trying new food and experiencing new cultures. I look forward to my venture to Denmark in two weeks.”
It is always exciting to hear from Larry Quinn, who sent questions about me being “rolled” in England, from Maseru Lesotho. He states “It is winter down here in the southern hemisphere of Africa and I have been hiking round in the snow doing a project on the mountain peat wetlands of Lesotho, an international wetland resource. There is also a small ski area up there, the only one in Africa, and folks were skiing in August. It was about 20 degrees every morning in my guesthouse. Some places of Lesotho look a lot like Colorado. I will get home on Friday and will attend the Folks Festival.” Larry, his wife Linda, and family live out on the South St. Vrain. He is an Environmental Engineer, and has gone worldwide on projects. Since we can’t go to parts unknown, it is always nice to hear about them from Larry. Best wishes!
THE MCCONNELL CLAN celebrated the college graduation of nephew, Michael Salazar, in Arvada, last Saturday. Michael, the son of Lee Ann (Betz) and Rick Salazar, has completed his degree in Philosophy from Colorado University. He plans to keep studying for a Master’s Degree. Michael is the grandson of Violet (McConnell, dec’d) and Albert Betz, and the great grandson of Bernie and Irene McConnell (dec’d) of Lyons. Congratulations Michael!
AUDREY JOHNSON, granddaughter, is home from a summer’s internship with some Washington, D.C. attorneys, through the University of San Diego, which she attends. A great experience, issuing prosecution papers to folks in the Whitehouse. She will hop on the “Ships at Sea” next week, and will sail the seas for a semester learning about other countries. A great experience! Oh, to be young again!
We express our sympathy to the family of Lillian (Hicks) Trevarton, who operated the Big Elk Ranch near Meeker Park, and passed away on August 10, at the age of 92, at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. She was born Sept. 18, 1918 in Longmont, the daughter of Charles and Edna (Hicks) Boinay. She was a 1936 graduate of Longmont High School. She married Philip James Trevarton in Boulder in 1937. They farmed west of Longmont, along the Foothills Highway, and moved to the Big Elk Ranch. She became the matriarch of the South St. Vrain, riding horseback, working the ranch, and herding cattle until she was 80. She was a member of the Allenspark Community Church and the Hilltop Guild. She is survived by her daughter Charlotte Williams (Jack) of Estes Park, and three grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and seventeen great great-grandchildren, as well as her sister, Ellen Trevarton of Hot Springs, S.D. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband. Funeral services were held at the Howe Mortuary Chapel, with pastor Rex Roth officiating, on Monday. Burial was at Longmont Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be sent to Allenspark Volunteer Fire Department, l4861 CO. 7, Allenspark, CO 80510.
Raymond Earl “Ray” Schescke, 78, of Naponee, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at Bellevue Medical Center.
Ray was born Dec. 22, 1932, near Huntley, to Earl and Lily (Schroeder) Schescke.
On Sept. 25, 1959, he married Bonnie Hasenyager in Alma. The family lived in Lyons, CO. in the 1970s and 1980s, before moving to Naponee, NE, to farm..
Survivors include his wife; sons, Tim of Pasco, Wash., Mike of Kearney, and Scott of Eugene, OR.; daughters, Raelynn of Naponee, Janice and Jill, both of Helena, MT., and Susan Jester of Franklin; brothers, Ronald of Oxford and Roger of Huntley; sisters, Rolene Charest of Fort Walton Beach, FL., and Roberta Rebman of Derby, KS; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
The church was full of friends and family of Ray. Words of comfort were offered by Pastors Duane Lauber and Scott Randall. The hymn selections were “Amazing Grace” and “Safe in the Arms of Jesus.” The pallbearers were Brandon Fostervold, Elijah Donner, Justin Schescke, Benjamin Schescke, Bruce Schescke, Caleb Schescke and Dale Sprague.
After the church service Ray was taken by car to Bainbridge Cemetery in Huntley NE where his team of horses and a wagon that Ray had built were waiting to pull him to his final resting place.
It was great to see that Ray’s love of horses was incorporated into the service. Following the cemetery, a luncheon was held in Naponee.
Classmates Brent Boland and Mike Rickeman of the Lyons area attended the Service. Condolences can be sent to: P.O. Box l3l, Naponee, NE, 68960.