Another week gone by, and a little snow. Fortunately, it is still snowing in the high country, where our water comes from. However, the fields, foothills, and mountains all need water. We hope we don’t have another drought this year. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Many people are sick with the cold or the flu. There are two kinds going around; the regular flu where you are really sick to your stomach, or a bad cold
and cough. They tell us different medicines to take, but the crux of the matter is that it takes about seven days to get better. Stay home (do as I say, not as I do), wash your hands, drink lots of fluids, and get plenty of sleep.
It is time to remind all to get a Shingles shot! Shingles is a disease from having the chicken pox which stays in your body, and crops out in large painful sores. The cost is over $149, and MediCare may not pay for it, but it is worth it. We think of all those that suffered with shingles, and give this warning. Walgreen’s has Shingles and Flu shots. Stop by!
Also, we see a lot of TV ads about carbon monoxide accidents. If you don’t have a CO detector you should get one. It’s like the smoke detector. If you are feeling sick and woozie, call the fire department to check this for you.
Despite who won the last Presidential election, the IRS is still here. Time to get the W-2’s and pay your income tax! Also, as a bad note for January, we all got our property tax notice, about 6.67% higher than last year. Of course 4.16% is the School Tax from the Mill Levy, and the rest is a gain in value up from the poor economy of last year. They say, “There are only two things in life that are certain, death and taxes!”
ICE SKATING is great in Meadow Park, and well attended. For lots of fun and exercise try ice skating in Meadow Park. Maybe we should hold our next square dance on ice skates.
A TOWN INVITE
Things are rolling along with the Town. Come to the Council Chambers in Town Hall this Friday to say a thank-you to Sgt. Kevin Parker, and also to meet the new Lyons Substation Supervisor Sgt. Nick Goldberger. The open house is from 3 to 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. We have come to like Sgt. Parker and wish him well. That is progress with the Sheriff getting someone new every five years for the communities they patrol.
CROSSFIT ST. VRAIN’S beginner classes – Mondays and Thursdays, 6 p.m., and Saturday at 9:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.crossfitstvrain.com.
Art shows, dinners, dances, lots of fun with your Valentine. Square dancers will be attending various Valentine Dances through February. The first being this Saturday, February 2, afternoon, at the Ft. Collins Senior Center, 1100 Raintree Drive, Ft. Collins. Rounds at 2; squares 2:30 p.m., callers are Magic Mountain (four callers), and cuer is Ed Glenn. Sponsored by Foot ‘n Fiddle of Loveland and Square Dusters Clubs of Ft. Collins. Plan to attend.
LOVIN’ LYONS, a potluck reception, this Saturday, February 2, at 5:30 p.m. at The Stone Cup. Featuring Valentine sculptures by local artists showing creativity and vision, all with the Valentine muse. Thanks to Kahlie Sue Pinello and Anne O’Brien. The seniors and Lyons Community Montessori School will have Valentines for sale. All welcome. Join the fun!
LYONS OLD-TIME SQUARE DANCING is this Saturday, February 2 from 7 to 10 p.m., in Smokin’ Dave’s Log Cabin (228 Main Street,). Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors/children, and $20 per family.
HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE, February 9 and 10, in the basement of the Walt Self Senior Center. Register at 303 823-8250. The fee is $10. A minimum of fifteen participants are needed to ensure the class will be provided. A great opportunity to learn the good and bad features of having a gun!
VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER at the Peaceful Valley Ranch & Conference Center on Saturday, February 9, Thursday, February 14, and Saturday, February 16, at 6 p.m. MAKE RESERVATIONS for a romantic candlelight dinner, at (303) 747-2881, http://peacevalley.com for specifics.
FEBRUARY 13, The Lyons Area Chamber social for February hosted by Town of Lyons and Bank of the West, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Meadow Park at the ice rink, with skating, chili bar, Oskar Blues beer, S’mores, hot chocolate, and coffee. Skates will be available; tell them your size when you RSVP. Wear warm clothes! A $5 cover charge for all guests. Donations accepted by the LACC. Fun!
THANKS TO THE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY who served a delicious soup and salad dinner to the seniors Monday evening. There is no meal this Monday, but lunch at Oskar Blues on Wednesday, February 6, and dinners on Mondays, February 11, 18, and 25. Our thanks!
THE JAN. BIRTHDAY PARTY for seniors was held on Friday, January 18. We sang happy birthday to the following: January 1 - Anita Rodriquez; January 3 - Mary Hunt; January 4 - Hannah Kroll; January 6 – Kahlie Sue Pinello, January 7 - Cathy Rivers; January 12 - Lora Gilson; January 19 - Diane Duncan; January 28 - Geneva Thomas; and January 30 - Ruth Majors.
THE FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY PARTY will be held on Friday, February 15, at the Walt Self Senior Center. Register for lunch at (303) 823-6771. All are welcome.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GENEVA THOMAS who received a plant, cake, and cupcakes from the Methodist/Community Church, twenty birthday cards, and many songs. Geneva is that small/short lady who walks around town with her dog Micky. She eats at the Golden Gang; sells door prize tickets at the Christmas Bazaar for the Lyons Historical Society, visits the sick and distressed, and is friendly to whoever she meets. She moved here with her parents, Ray and Virginia Thomas and brothers Barry and Ray, Jr. in 1964. Barry was killed in the service of his country. Her brother and father work at Clark’s Hardware. Her sister-in-law is Bea, and she and her husband Ray Jr., have a son, and two grandchildren. We all love Geneva and wish her the best!
The Lyons Golden Gang Bingo will be held on Saturday, February 16, at 1 p.m. Eight games for only $5! Lots of fun and plenty of winnings. Plan to attend.
Buy T-Shirt - $12; Hoodies - $30; Car/Locker Magnets - $5.00. Available at the basketball games or school office.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS TO THE LYONS AREA CHAMBER: The Gear Spot, Carve Surfboards and Paddleboards, Spike Productions, Lyons Yoga & Wellness LLC, and Rocky Mountain Botanic Gardens - Nonprofit..
ACT NATIONAL TESTING INFORMATION
ACT Postmark deadline – March 8, and May 3, 2013; ACT Test Dates: February 9, April 13, and June 8, SAT Postmark Deadline – February 8, April 5, and May 2; with Test Dates - March 9, May 4, and June 1. Online registration for ACT www.act.org, and SAT www.collegeboard.com. Lyons High Code # is 060955; Longmont High Test Center: 171430
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LIONSCREST MANOR, which received the Bride’s Choice Award for 2013, in the top 5% of wedding professionals. Yes, the Lionscrest is one of the top wedding places; a dream of owner Leona Thompson Forsberg. The wedding and other bookings are many. We congratulate Leona and family for this successful business, bringing folks to beautiful Lionscrest in Lyons.
THE MUSEUM FUND RAISER is still accepting donations, with 66% of needed revenues raised. Send your donation to: Lyons Redstone Museum - Fund Raiser, Box 9, Lyons, CO 80540. The garage sales will resume this spring. Save your “stuff.” Call (303) 823-5925 for pick up.
A GOOD SAYING: “The purpose in life is to amount to something and make a difference.”