Valentine’s Day should have brought out a lot of love for your companion: a great dinner, flowers, and of course a box of candy. It is always nice to tell her or him that you appreciate them putting up with you and your traits in spite of it all. Happy Valentine’s Day, you all!
CAN YOU IMAGINE?
Bob Gilson, Webmaster for The Lyons Recorder, announced at the Chamber social that my weekly news had 50,000 hits last year! Wow, that is a lot! I don’t really know who all these readers are, but they seem to like my news. Thanks, you all!
We compliment Zach Tucker, Lyons High School senior, who was chosen for leadership by his biking community. He is in charge of handling the sound/audio needs at most Lyons student functions, and he’s a good student too. We will be hearing more from him as he journeys through life.
THE WOMEN OF LYONS did their share for One Billion Rising on Valentine’s day in Sandstone Park, denouncing violence against women. “Let them be heard.” Linette DeSanto Flactiffe of Mayama Movelement Studio hosted the event.
I need HP 10 printer ink for a 2000c computer, which I will agree is old, but it works great, and now they have quit making the ink! Does anyone have a yellow, cyan, or magenta ink on hand! Thanks for looking.
TOWN RECEIVES A GRANT of $6,000 from Boulder County for their part to improve the County’s economy. The Town of Lyons and the Economic Development Commission hope to apply the Town’s award to match a $120,000 federal grant being sought to establish a revolving fund to provide loans to small and emerging private business. If not funded through the Rural Business Enterprise Grant it will be applied toward downtown kiosks to complement their community signage program.
THE LYONS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE social was great last Wednesday, a lovely night held at the Meadow Park picnic shelter, with chili, vegetable soup, hot chocolate, coffee, a bon fire, and ice skating. Very enjoyable. Thanks to the Town (who gave each person in attendence a Town a Lyons coffee mug) and Bank of the West for such a great idea. The March meeting will be held on March 20, at Gwen’s Greenhouse with The Lyons Garden Club as co-hosts!
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN M/SR HIGH
An audio/visual intercom system has been installed at the front entrance of the Lyons M/Sr school. During normal school hours the front door will be locked. To enter you have to press the intercom button and let the office know who you are. If the staff recognizes you, identification is not needed. Once identified on the camera, by sight or ID, you will be “buzzed in.” If you have questions call Officer Fell at (303) 823-6631.
ORDER YOUR YEARBOOKS NOW
There is still time to order your yearbooks; $65 for the high school book, and $37 for the middle school book. Place your order online at jostensyearbooks.com, or at the front office. Don’t miss out on this school history book
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
STATE WRESTLING this Friday and Saturday in Denver at the Pepsi Center, with several Lyons wrestlers participating: 106 lb. division - Aaron Morgan from Nucla vs. William Hickman from Lyons; 126 lb. division - Kanyon Raper from Lyons vs. Nick Jones from Dove Creek; 170 lb. division - Jon Hickman from Lyons vs. Chance Chambers from Fowler; and 285 lb. division - Tony Darling from Paonia vs. David Plute from Lyons.
Lyons did very well for a team of only eight wrestlers. We wish them the best of luck!
THIS WEEKEND, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, February 21 through 23, at 7 p.m., with a matinee on Saturday at 2 p.m., the HS drama class presents “The Murderous Mansion of Mr. Uno” in the Cafetorium. Here, seven strangers are brought together for a dinner party that soon turns sour when people start randomly dying. A comedic tale of blackmail, deception, and a butler with a fake British accent.
The Theatre Department is proud to present graduating seniors: Jacob Anderson, Nola Basey, Ryan Finn, Forrest Simpson, Austen Fankhouser, and Megan Wissman. Plan to attend. See you there.
A HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE by the Lyons Parks & Recreation and the Division of Wildlife is this weekend, February 23 and 24, at the Walt Self Senior Center. Call (303) 823-8250 if you are not registered. A very worthwhile course that everyone should take!
BASKETBALL next Tuesday, February 26. It’s the beginning of the baskeball tournaments; if they win they will play in District. The Lyons teams have been playing 3A schools and should do well in the 2A Tournament. Good luck, teams!
SENIOR PLAYERS were honored last week for their years of play on the team. GIRLS: Olivia Raspotnik and Sage Sundrud. BOYS: Justin Boldt, James Hinker, Ryan Boucher, and Macrae Falce. CHEER: Melissa Jansen and Erin Kurland.
OUR THANKS to Emily Forsberg who led twenty-five Elementary School girls to cheer at halftime during the Lyons/University basketball game last week. These young ladies had a lot of enthusiasm.
PROM AND AFTER PROM is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, with the Prom held at Lionscrest Manor for its 19th year.
LYONS MIDDLE SCHOOL students honored for “Positive Behavior Support” were Abbie Liquori, Alya Torello, Miriam Kyzer, Brendan Davis, Kylee Udovich, and Colton Jonjak-Plahn. These students were recognized for the “Three Bs”: Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be Safe.
HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND, Thursday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m., at Oskar Blues.
OLD TIME COMMUNITY SQUARE DANCE, Saturday, March 2, at Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ Barn, from 7 to 10 p.m. Music by The River Right String Band, plan to attend.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 5-9 p.m., Art Show at Corner Studios, 318 Main Street, with Millcent Kang, Mixed Media. Plan to attend.
SATURDAY, MARCH 10 – High Street Concert – 8 pm– at Rogers Hall
ADULT CARDIO SCULPT FITNESS, Thursdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., March 14 through April 18. $10 each session at the Walt Self Senior Center.
POWER FLOW YOGA (Beginner & All Levals), Sundays, March 10 through 3l, from 3 to 4 p.m., at Rogers Hall. $17 per session.
RESTORATIVE FLOW YOGA, Wednesday, March 13, from 9 to 10 a.m., for those 50 and older. Free!
GOLDEN GANG BINGO Saturday, March 16, at 1 p.m. Only $5 for eight games. Fun! Win!
HIGH STREET CONCERT with Taarka, and The New Time Ensemble. Celtic, Gypsy, and accoustic music. Get your tickets at www.HighStreetConcerts.com; $15 in advance; $17 at the door.
CASINO BUS TRIP TO BLACK HAWK, Thursday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Register now, call (303) 823-8250.
WEDNESDAY COOKING CLASSES, 6 to 7 p.m., March 20 – gluten free baking, March 27, dairy free desserts, and April 3, Mama P’s Italian comfort food. Classes held at the Walt Self Senior Center by Linda Pecone. $20 per session, or $50 for all three sessions.
THE GOLDEN GANG enjoyed a Valentine’s Day party last Thursday with songs by Vance French: “You Belong To Me” and “You Can Never Hold Back Spring,” and a cake baked by Opal Jackson. The program was arranged by Kathleen Spring.
Thanks to the Lyons Methodist/Community Church for serving a delicious roasted chicken with dressing, dinner to the Golden Gang Monday evening. The River church will serve dinner not Monday at 5:30 p.m. All seniors are invited.
February Birthdays celebrated were: Myriam Biniskiewitz, Maxine Harkalis, Bill Jackson, Marie McCreary, Tommy Noyes, Ron Pederson, Jim Tibbits, and Mike Tovani.
Ray Thomas has returned from spending a couple of months in Vernon, Texas. He says the weather is about like here (not warm like he expected).
MUSEUM ADVOCACY DAYS are February 25 and 26, to be celebrated throughout the nation, with the annual meeting held in Washington D.C., to make a unified case to Congress and all States, Counties, and Towns in support of museums.
We thank all who have given their support for the matching funds for the upcoming restoration of the Lyons Redstone Museum (old schoolhouse built in 1881). Funds are still being solicited, with $3,500 still needed to complete the project. Send to Lyons Historical Society - Matching Funds, Box 9, Lyons, CO 80540
DEATHS IN 2012:
(I don’t think I have all the names of those who passed away in 2012 from the Lyons area, so I ask you to call (303) 823-5925 to cue me in)
WE SAID FAREWELL AND GOD BLESS TO THE FOLLOWING: Melvin Fries, Lawrence Roe, Irene Bledsoe, Tillie Schoback, Neil Filly (great grandson of W. A. Colt), Dorothy Basinet, Barry Campbell, Barbara Goranson, David Scanlon (grandson to M J & Leona Scanlon and the son of Bob Scanlon), Don Hunt, Loren Thompson, Richard McCarty, Kunga, and Jane Williams.
This is from Maurene Flower of Georgetown, Texas, a great granddaughter of the McCall family, who writes: My mother was Elma Gaddis. They lived on Stickney. I’m not sure where ‘the family home was. Where is Ed McCall’s place? (I wish I had asked my grandmother more questions about her childhood.) Her father was Alf Gaddis, from Kentucky, who came to Colorado in 1900. They lived on the John Jamison place on Evans Street, and operated the Gaddis Mercantile in Lyons. Her mother was Ida Walker, daughter of John Walker and Clara McCall (whose father was Thomas McCall). He was an early pioneer to that area and McCall Lake is named for him. Their daughter was Elma May, my mother, who died in 1978.
Elma Gaddis married Maurice West (my father). His people were from Kansas, Nebraska. I have siblings : Pat Bigler, Marti West, Frank West. Frank is a home builder in Estes Park. We all went to school in Estes and graduated from EPHS. I graduated in 1961 and I am the oldest.
I married Charles Flower, Jr. who lived in Longmont and summered in Estes. We have two daughters, Diane Waggoner and Stephanie Flower. We have two grandsons, Trey and Tyler Waggoner and they live here in Georgetown. Stephanie lives in Tomball, TX.